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Dazz Johns12/11/2007 15:00:00
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Hi,mt name is Darren and i am new to this forum,Being a keen fisherman i recently downloaded some plans to build what we call a bait boat,it's a boat designed to carry bait out to the place your hookbaits lay however i dont have a clue what motors,props ect to use for this project,i am on a budget too so anyone with some ideas would be much appreciated,site looks great btw.
The Reverand14/11/2007 17:44:00
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Hello Dazz,i too am new to this site,and to boat building.

So hello to all.

I am also building a bait boat,and a speedboat at the same time,so was hoping to get some info on the same lines as you.


JC Uknz18/11/2007 08:22:00
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In what conditions does this bait-boat have to operate ....I thought these craft were pretty basic and with a small sail were used when there was an offshore wind,

Do they have to work their way through breaking surf? even six inch waves would be a problem for a small model.  I would think that waves would knock them off course very easilly and some way of controlling them would be essential.  With two lines attached to each side of a wide stern might work by holding one line so the central prop pushes the bow around back on course.  How do you dump the bait when the boat gets there?

Tell us more I'm intrigued   Nothing like a working model rather than sailing around in circles on a pond

Bob Abell18/11/2007 10:01:00
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You`ve misunderstood there old chap!

The two fishermen need a little boat with a remotely moveable hatch in the hull to allow the maggots to fall into the water!

All I can say is that they are available ready made in some fishing tackle shops!

If you fancy making one............I would use a simple hull with a hinged ramp that would lift up and simply tip the stuff................over the side!

The Reverand18/11/2007 11:19:00
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Its True Bob they are available in shops,some quite cheap but basic too.

But building your own boat ,to your own specs really interests me.

I can add lots of different functions only found on expensive boats(£600.00)or more, like depth finders.

I even have a remote pinhole camera to fit on the bow,when i lose sight of it,say under some trees.

Probably a bit ambitious for one of my first ever boats to build

Ive got to admit I'm really exited with this one.

They are normally used on inshore lakes JC,not really used if its too rough.

JC Uknz18/11/2007 19:00:00
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After a good nights sleep I realise that the dumping mechanism could be quite easy with a modification of the principle yachties use to control their sails ... a 'long' arm on a servo to tip the platform or sweep the little creatures into the water.
Bob Abell18/11/2007 19:08:00
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You could use a SAIL ARM SERVO which rotates about 60 degrees with a bait tray on the end?
The Reverand18/11/2007 19:43:00
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I have built the hull and left a square opening in the centre,which i was hoping to mechanically open doors,or door to drop the bait.

Like the flying sub bay on voyage to the bottom of the sea,does anyone remember that tv program,and the flying sub bay at the bottom of the sub?

i haven't the foggiest what part i would need to activate the doors,would that sail arm servo work Bob?

Bob Abell18/11/2007 19:48:00
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Here`s a simple idea...................have a hole in the centre of the hull........but have a high wall round it to keep the water out..........and tip the bait over the wall!
JC Uknz19/11/2007 03:02:00
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So long as the floor to the holding area is sloped* the bait should slide down and out into the water if they are heavier than water [don't float]  The servo arm would push the trapdoor down.

But perhaps that is too sophisticated and a spring loaded trapdoor with a catch and with a string back to shore releases the trap and after a short while you haul the craft back to shore.  No servos just a motor to send it out 'to sea'.     We sometimes can get too clever when there is a simple solution open to us.  The catch would need to be strong enough to cope with the drag of the line through the water and need a 'good' pull to slip the catch.

*As a model railway guy I'm thinking of ballast trucks and other bulk cargo wagons.gondolas which have the goods poured in at the top and let out through a trap[s] in the bottom.

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