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    No Rick you really do need a Rake 🙄
    I can't see the Missus being too pleased @ being tied onto the end of a Rope & Launched 30mtrs through the air & Deposited in a Lake 😉😉
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    River anglers Go with the flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick b View Post
    Its all in the wrist action mate.
    If I struggle the Mrs will definitely reach 30 meters.
    Google "Plastic Rakes that Sink in Water" .

    There's a good variety & would be easier to chuck!!

    Could add a bit of strategically placed weight to make sure it always lands prongs down!!
    Last edited by martin56; 23rd January 2018 at 11:49 PM.
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    Could buy 2 & fasten them "Back to Back" with cable ties!! will then always be right way up/down!!
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    If you can't chuck a rake 15-20M then your rake is way too heavy.

    Mine was a simple affair. Tube of steel about 18 inches long. Short section of the same tube welded to the centre of this to form a T about 3 inches long. The prongs were 4mm round bar, cut at 1 inch, and welded both sides of the tube angled towards the direction you pulled spaced at about 2 inches. One end had no prongs for about 4 inches. Steel insert bolted into the far end to give it some travel weight.

    Throwing it was done like a welly throw. Hold the none pronged end and hoof it. None of this twirling it round on a rope hoping you don't have to visit A&E with a weed rake stuck in your calf. It would fly straight weight first most of the time.
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    A mate at a pipework mnufacturing place has made me a 14 one and a 20 one, so only have to get the rope.
    Never used one so looking forward to it in a couple of very remote places in Ireland in June
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    Made my own a few years ago its 2 cast iron ones back to back and weighs at least 5lbs,
    Anything lighter just seems to 'walk" across the bottom in those places that haven't been raked in a year or two if you get me.
    I dont have to lob it 20 meters cause I cant see the waggler at 20 meters anyway.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob fott View Post
    made my own a few years ago its 2 cast iron ones back to back and weighs at least 5lbs,
    anything lighter just seems to 'walk" across the bottom in those places that haven't been raked in a year or two if you get me.
    I dont have to lob it 20 meters cause i cant see the waggler at 20 meters anyway.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick b View Post
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    Rick the rake should be attached to a length of chain then the rope and you can always use it as an ice breaker in the winter
    John

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    I still use 2 old garden Rakes welded together had them almost 50yrs .
    I will happily admit even when I was doing weights (massive arms) I would stand a better chance !!
    Of Flying to the Moon than chucking it 30mtrs. I reckon I could push 24/25 but Never 30
    I got 2 ice breakers a Cobblers Last that I can always chuck 2 feet more than any one else (think about it ) & Big Sledge hammer head & I can just chuck our local canal 18 to 20mtrs
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