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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > blowing the dust off the fireboat
blowing the dust off the fireboat
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pmdevlin
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Forum Posts: 315
3rd Feb 2017 22:20  
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got it out of the box for the first time in two years!

Boat was ok, after I remembered to use dual rates on the rudder, its been a while, but the batteries didn't do so well, you can hear the low voltage alarms going off and this was 1/2 throttle, need a bigger lake!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZBC-0EqjuA

Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1342
5th Feb 2017 09:02  
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Hi Paul
You are welcome to come and sail at Boundary Park with Crewe MBC on a Sunday afternoon from 1pm or Wed if you have a day off.
Boat going well but I agree you do need a much bigger lake.
Good to see that you are re-kindling your interest in model boats.
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
georgeo5664
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Forum Posts: 56
5th Feb 2017 09:05  
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Paul.
looking really good hopefully mine will be like that one day lol.

Regards
George

pmdevlin
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Forum Posts: 315
5th Feb 2017 22:36  
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Thanks for offer Dave, out of interest who is responsible for the big lake the other side of the path, I fancy playing with my avatar over there!

Paul

Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1342
6th Feb 2017 10:10  
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Hi Paul
There are lakes either side of Boundary Park.
If you refer to the one over the other side of the A50 road, I believe it is privately owned and people have to pay an annual fee just to walk their dogs. Possibly also used by a fishing club.
Going the other way, towards the motorway I understand this may be council owned but you are allowed to walk your dog.
Either way you are unlikely to get permission as the local properties all fall in the £1M plus category and they are likely to object.
Just a bit of background, the lakes were all created when the M6 was constructed with the sand dredged. They are all fed from ground water and are not fed from streams other than some overflow channels from adjacent lakes.
Makes for nice clean water but subject to weed growth due to chemicals in the ground water table.
You are very welcome to come with your boat, please send me an e-mail so I can be sure to be present
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
pmdevlin
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Forum Posts: 315
6th Feb 2017 16:38  
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hi dave
im referring to the lake that is right next to the biating lake on the sane site. presumably its local ciuncik?
paul

Dave M
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7th Feb 2017 15:13  
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Hi Paul
Not sure who owns. Its not part of the Boundary Park site but adjacent as you say, and posdsibly Council, I will ask Alan Blackhurst when I next see him and let you know.
Busy getting the Olympic and Titanic ready for the Universal Model Show at the end of Feb. Just my luck Bill has misplaced all the rigging and ratlines for the Titanic.
Cheers
dave


Live long and prosper

Dave