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Basingstoke Model Boat Club
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Model Boat Club's Ponds/Lakes - Posted: 1 year ago by ads90
Many of us know our own local ponds and lakes where Model Boat Clubs sail but not nationally so I thought it might be good if we could post photos of our own Boat Clubs' home waters. It would be interesting to see where other clubs sail so here goes with a couple of photos of our Basingstoke Model Boat Club's home water at Eastrop Park, Basingstoke. Good flat access all around the model boat pond and good facilities for those with disabilities.

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Response by Gascoigne 1 year ago
Vast expanse of concrete at Munich pond when it is drained!
Eaton pond was built between the wars primarily for sailing large vane control yachts, hence the long shape,and as such is said to be one of the best examples in the U.K. We have a perennial weed problem-common to any large expanse of fresh water-which is currently controlled with application of chemicals. I am sure most clubs have this problem and I would be interested in their experience with weed control.
Response by marky 1 year ago
Hi Doug , if they did that here the council would decide it was cheaper to leave it drained and give it over to skate boarders and bmx bikes .Cheers Marky👍
Response by RNinMunich 1 year ago
Hi Mark, There'd probably be a public outcry if the council decided to do that here 😉And the councillors would get voted out pretty quick😊
Fortunately the boarders, bikers and rollerbladers have their own spaces elsewhere 😊 Although you do see bladers, joggers and cyclists all over the many paths and tracks around the park. Cheers Doug 😎
Model Boat Club - membership increased this year - Posted: 2 years ago by ads90
I must congratulate all the new members who have joined the BMBC this year. We have now reached a figure of 66 members which is great and after all we do have a very good lake/pond to accommodate all of us.
basingstoke Is great for model boating - Posted: 6 years ago by gonefishing
Join basingstoke model boat club and enjoy boating and a chat
Response by CapnJim 6 years ago
Joined after Easter. Very friendly, really for leisure and pleasure sailors, great pond and non-members welcomed to the pond side even when the club Is meeting.

Scale and non-scale, yachts and cruisers, scratch built and RTR they have members who do It all.

Cap'n Jim.
Response by ads90 6 years ago
Thanks Jim for the positive comments - look forward to seeing you at the pond soon.
Response by Damon 3 years ago
Looking forward to meeting, chatting sinking our boats together lol 😉