Intro: Styrofoam Fishing Boat/Barge for RC Trolling
RC Boat fishing is nothing new. Most people tend to attach the line directly to the rear of the RC boat. The problem with that is that a big fish might tip the boat enough so it'll take in water. The solution is to add extra flotation in the form of a styrofoam barge/fishing boat to tow after the rc boat.
* Styrofoam block
* RC boat
* Fishing gear
* Lexane paint
* Household tools
* Paint - my son
* Shaping and assembly - my daughters boyfriend
* Idea and general consulting - me
Step 1: Shape Styrofoam
Take a styrofoam block. Use a saw for the rough shape. Then use a sharp knife to shape finer details. The knife also leaves a better texture for painting.
Step 2: Paint
Paint (optional) using lexane hobby paint or special styrofoam paint. Don't use regular spray cans. They will melt your creation. Yes, we found out the hard way.
Step 3: Add Weight
Add some low weight for stability. We used a threaded steel rod which also doubles as the fishing line attachement. Use a glue gun if needed.
Step 4: Final Details
Glue styrofoam parts together with a glue gun. Add a line between the RC boat and the barge. Add line and tackle to the end of the barge.
Step 5: Gone Fishing
Bait up and go fishing!
I know what you are thinking - so did we catch any fish? Nope.Not on the first try. We'll keep trying though and I will try to remember to add a note when (if) we hook the first one!