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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 268
5th Jul 2016 16:16  
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Earlier today I mentioned a park in Wallasey that I was taken to to sail boats .It is Central Park .It had a lovely lake but you need RC or waders to recover Or both . Not seen it lately though .Like over 40 yrs ago:tears 😁 😑 Cheers John

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 44
25th Feb 2018 20:16  
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A lot of parks have now banned model boats in favour of wild life nature reserves, I have this issue with my local park Roundhay Park in Leeds Yorkshire there are two lakes both of which allowed model boats during the 60s/70s and IC at that. Both are now classed as nature reserves. I am in the process of challenging this issue with the local city council as today I am sure that wildlife and model boats (electric and sail) can share the same water space,watch this space.

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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 210
25th Feb 2018 20:58  
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Good luck with your fight , we at Kingsmill model boat club in Notts sail in a nature reserve and the wildlife don't mind sharing the lake with us and can even at times see some of the wildlife hitching a lift on the boats

Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 297
25th Feb 2018 21:25  
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Hope you get the result you deserve, I do all my testing on a 28acre weed free lake that is designated a wildlife sanctuary. It is also used by model flying boat club. And have not had any incidents in the twenty years we've been using it. Some bird watchers have even asked if we can carry a camera on the boats to film birds on the water and islands. The birds don't seem to mind.
Cheers Colin.

Fair winds and calm waters,
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1844
26th Feb 2018 21:08  
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Same here in Munich Colin, we happily share the lakes with a myriad of moorhens, ducks, geese and swans. They don't bother us and any idiot that bothers them (esp. with a speed boat) rapidly gets what he deserves from the locals! I'm very pleased to say 😉 have seen some highly 'animated' shall we say 'discussions'! Exit one red faced speed-boater 😊
Greetings, Doug

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 268
21st Mar 2018 03:15  
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I also used to sail boat at the Captains Pit in Wallasey but I think it is anglers only now.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 474
18th May 2018 11:25  
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As I've said elsewhere, ignore them and just say, "Prove it", when they say you can't.
My old man always said, "Never ask, boy, the Bas****s always tell you no". Done that all my life. Professional awkward sod, me.
That attitude more often than not scares the Nazis away.


(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 268
18th May 2018 12:09  
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I thought Roundhay was one big lake but have they cleared out all the old ammo the home guard left behind A lot of grenades and pistol and rifle ammo was found when I was lodging by the park in about 1975/6. Apparently dumped by the Home Guard at the end of the war. ||||||||||||||Be careful out there.👍😜

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 44
18th May 2018 18:33  
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Roundhay park has two lakes , the Waterloo lake (large) and the upper lake which is above to the left in the picture This is where we used to sail along with the paddle boats.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 34
24th May 2018 07:06  
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We share with our resident Heron. Eaton Park, Norwich

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Forum Posts: 16
26th May 2018 08:01  
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There is no reason why wild life and boaters can exist side by side. We had a similar problem some years ago where we were accused of chasing the wildlife,After explanations to the council that the public were feeding the wildlife all over the place they decided to put in a duck feeding area.. since this... no problem.. stick to your guns, keep on at them. Good luck

Dennis G.V.M.B.C

Forum Posts: 7
15th Jun 2018 14:49  
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I always smile when reading of problems with "Councils". Usually it's just some "jobsworth" in a (Parks)department with a personal attitude. We once had general lack of cooperation from one Parks Superintendent who had no time for those "Old Farts" with their toy boats. He was very unpopular and eventually moved on. Life at the pondside was greatly improved.