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    DWBrinkman
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    Roy,
    The lower level of both parking ramps is covered. The top level is open but plowed quite well, as they need to accomodate the shops in the area.
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
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    Very nice
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    Looks like an ideal place for RC boats, great venue
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    Hi DWB, thanks for the detail I looked through it and can see what a great looking place you have.

    With your usual temperatures is the car parking covered over?

    Nice to have the cooperation of the local council. In S. England they can be very difficult but as you get more north things do improve.

    all the best
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    DWBrinkman
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    Roy,
    The buildings do affect the wind somewhat. However, there is "green space" around as well. So the pond gets some wind. It's not ideal, but the facility as a whole makes for nice boating.
    The space is a city park with two large two-level parking ramps adjacent, which serve a shopping area as well as the park. There is a pavilion on the ponds that is used as an event venue also, so adequate parking is a must.
    I am attaching a couple of pictures that might help visualize the grounds and facilities.
    The pictures of the boats out sailing were taken at the "South Pond" (bottom of second picture), which is the largest of the three and most suited to sailboats.
    The third picture is of the center pond by the pavilion. This is where the scale speed electrics mostly run.
    Our club has a close working relationship with the park management. Together we came up with the rules on the attached sign, and we are authorized to help enforce them.
    Dave B
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
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    Looks great, having a lake that size. Good sailing and a happy new year.
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    Hi DWB do the high buildings distort the wind directions? I would imagine a slow wind revolving around the lake. Where I used to sail the removal of a large tree changed the wind on the water.

    What about where to park your cars? The lack of parking locally almost killed off the club use of the lake.

    However all looks very nice.

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    South end of Southern Ontario. (South of us we see the lights of the US) Really warm here too Christmas was 10 degrees C, 50 degrees F
    Force nothing, waste nothing, leave nothing undone
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    What a great sailing location you have
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    Lovely photos ๐Ÿ“ธ
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