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#21 pikergonecarpin

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:45 PM

Here are a couple of pics of my home made bait boat. I've built 3 so far of different designs but this one is the best so far........

Edited by pikergonecarpin, 18 September 2006 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 11:03 PM

I've come to the conclusion that the only way i'm going to get a bait boat for less than £300 is if I build my own from scratch. So over the next 3-4 months I will post my success or failure of every part from designing to building to taking it on to the water.

Any one who is intested i will post all diagrams and details on how to do this so you can follow from step to step until finally creating your own bait boat.

Its all well and good buying a bait boat and using it. But you will feel on top of the world if you built the boat which help you catch your personal best.

I'm going to start by drawing up some concept ideas and if you feel up to a chalange then draw up some of your ideas and post them.

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I would be interested in all the details ect for making a bait boat,how's it all coming along? :)
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Posted 04 July 2006 - 10:03 AM

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Pikergonecarpin that boat looks good. Im in the process of design one my self and that is the sort of design im looking to make.
Is there any chance I could have a look at your designs or some more pics at different angles and how you’ve wired it?


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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:15 PM

Hi

Pikergonecarpin that boat looks good. Im in the process of design one my self and that is the sort of design im looking to make.
Is there any chance I could have a look at your designs or some more pics at different angles and how you’ve wired it?
Thanks
Rash


Hi Rash

Here are a couple of plans i made prior to building it. The boat has changed slightly since i drew them up but not too much. I will post a couple more pics of the underside etc for you.

It was a lot cheaper to build than you may think....

Thanks
Paul (Pikergonecarpin)

Edited by pikergonecarpin, 18 September 2006 - 10:07 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 10:10 PM

Hi Rash

Here are a couple of plans i made prior to building it. The boat has changed slightly since i drew them up but not too much. I will post a couple more pics of the underside etc for you.

It was a lot cheaper to build than you may think....

Thanks
Paul (Pikergonecarpin)

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Hi Paul

Thanks for the plans and pics (in advance :rolleyes: )

I also have a question about the electrics. Do you have to run two speed controllers to use the motors to steer?

Thanks
Rash

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:49 AM

Hi Paul

Thanks for the plans and pics (in advance :rolleyes: )

I also have a question about the electrics. Do you have to run two speed controllers to use the motors to steer?

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Hi Rash

I didn't need 2 speed controllers (i did initially think of doing it that way too...). I used the electronics from an RC tank which is perfect as it mixes the channels to steer using 2 motors. Even better the RC tank had 5 channels for turret rotation/height and firing so i had all the extras for the hopper :D :D

I'll stick pictures on later.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 09:43 PM

Hi Rash

I didn't need 2 speed controllers (i did initially think of doing it that way too...). I used the electronics from an RC tank which is perfect as it mixes the channels to steer using 2 motors. Even better the RC tank had 5 channels for turret rotation/height and firing so i had all the extras for the hopper :D :D

I'll stick pictures on later.

Thanks
Paul.


Hi

An r/c tank...... now thats a good idea, i never thought of that.


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Posted 10 July 2006 - 12:01 PM

As promised here are a few other pictures of my baitbaot. I am about to start work on MK4 exactly the same design but slightly larger and made entirely from aluminum sheet.
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 02:38 PM

Hi Rash

I didn't need 2 speed controllers (i did initially think of doing it that way too...). I used the electronics from an RC tank which is perfect as it mixes the channels to steer using 2 motors. Even better the RC tank had 5 channels for turret rotation/height and firing so i had all the extras for the hopper :D :D

I'll stick pictures on later.

Thanks
Paul.


Hi, could you tell me what size this boat is? and how much would it cost to build..

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:39 PM

Hi, could you tell me what size this boat is? and how much would it cost to build..


Hi

The size is 17" long, 12" wide and 4" deep. I basically built it to fit in my rucksack (i hate having to carry extra crap around) It's a nice size for medium waters and has a range of 200 yds plus (not tried it any further, no need)

The cost might surprise you, only £45 to build from scratch with batteries and controller. The new version i am building is slightly larger and made from sheet aluminium so it will cost a bit more, but not too much.

Paul.
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