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Old 20 November 2012, 16:05   #21
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I thought that, as a minimum, it had to be:

- Microwave
- Pockets on tubes
- Thermal imaging
- LED lights (you've got that covered)
- Mother ship?

(Or has he gone now?)

Dare I mention lobster pots, and in homage to 'better in the dark' a chain wheel helm?
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Old 20 November 2012, 16:23   #22
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A berth in a marina.
That way you can "save" money by not purchasing, wheels, funny trailers etc.
And.......and you can just jump on your boat anytime and whizz off. this saves all the heartache and bother of launching.

Mind you.........you would need to anti-foul, pull out a couple of times per year, scrape hull, re-anti-foul............

OK maybe launching is better.
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A remote controlled trailer with ballast so you can keep the car away from the water. Don't have to mess about with rope and the faff of launching and recovering. A bonus would be a quick release button on the remote controlled winch so you don't even have to get knee deep in water to hitch/unhitch the boat

It's an idea I will leave it to cleverer people than me to work out how you get round having electrics/servos etc attached to the trailer where they will probably get wet.
Are you guys really trying to "sell" these to a guy who runs a dry stack facility?
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Old 20 November 2012, 17:08   #23
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A remote controlled trailer with ballast so you can keep the car away from the water. Don't have to mess about with rope and the faff of launching and recovering. A bonus would be a quick release button on the remote controlled winch so you don't even have to get knee deep in water to hitch/unhitch the boat

It's an idea I will leave it to cleverer people than me to work out how you get round having electrics/servos etc attached to the trailer where they will probably get wet.
It's been done
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Old 20 November 2012, 17:15   #24
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Old 20 November 2012, 19:41   #25
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I have often wondered what would happen if I filled my tubes with Helium to make the RIB lighter
They'd leak down really quick. Helium is a smaller molecule, so things that are airtight are not necessarily helium tight. Which is why a latex balloon filled with helium doesn't last as long as one filled with air.

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Old 20 November 2012, 20:04   #26
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Old 21 November 2012, 01:57   #27
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My boat is missing one of these:

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Hopefully not for much longer though
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They'd leak down really quick. Helium is a smaller molecule, so things that are airtight are not necessarily helium tight. Which is why a latex balloon filled with helium doesn't last as long as one filled with air.

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Surprising how small Helium molecules are,
in the early days of deep sea saturation diving some divers wrist watches had the glass face crack on return back to surface pressure ,
helium had penetrated through the watches waterproof seals over time due to living under pressure for weeks on end ,
on return to surface pressure helium would still be trapped inside the watch still at bottom pressure causing the glass to crack

small helium relief valves were brought out to combat the problem .
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I always like to have a few of these on board my boat. They make boating so much more fun!

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