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Old 27 February 2006, 16:25   #1
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Capsize

I know this isn't ribs, which is why it's in the others section

Went for a bit of fun after work today with the r/c tugs.... myself and a mate from work have identical tugs bought from ebay last month - they work on different frequencies and have pretty good bollard pull given their size.
I fitted the camera to the heavy lump of timber we were towing around to show the things heeling over at good angles when being pulled backward - what we hadn't reckoned on was a capsize
We are now fitting gog ropes to both tugs.....

Video can be found here - http://files.ribseadrive.co.uk/capsize_full_large.wmv

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Old 27 February 2006, 17:38   #2
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Oops, did you get it back? Rather, was it still ok when you got it back?
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Old 27 February 2006, 17:46   #3
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We did get the boat back thankfully, although the engine room was full of water and things were happening despite the main switch being off. With any luck, the thing will dry out tonight and be working again sometime tomorrow - my boat was at the pulling end, and didn't go over.

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Have you reported it to the MAIB???
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Old 27 February 2006, 18:08   #5
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Please god don't let Johnny Fuller see this
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Old 27 February 2006, 19:17   #6
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Would increasing the ballast prevent this as well. They look really good how much were they
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Old 28 February 2006, 03:09   #7
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A quick search through ebay revealed a couple - I paid 29 for mine - here is what looks to be the same - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tug-Boat-Model...QQcmdZViewItem

It does have a water cannon, but my pump doesn't work very well and just pumps water into the hull unfortunately.

There is a small tank in the hull which fills with water and acts as ballast - it does work fine, but when you turn the boat tends to heal over, and unfortunately yesterday, the string (sorry, rope) caught it at that moment and over she went.

I've just been told that after a quick dry, the boat is working fine again

With any luck, I'll replace the electronics in a month or so with digital proportional controller to get better control out of it - there is space for a couple of Schottel drives in the back too which would give even better handling....

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