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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > A SPLASH IN THE WATER
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Forum Posts: 59
20th Sep 2017 11:44  
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I'm not a member of any model boat club yet, but I am about to join two that I have visited recently, where the member's have been very welcoming. They even said that if was sailing my boat and got into difficulty, they would wade out and rescue if the boat got stuck in any obstruction under the water.

That got me thinking. If I was to sail my boat at any pond or small lake etc and I did get into difficulty and did not have a 'Rescue Boat' I would need to have some sort of protective clothes. These waders and wellingtons both come to less than twenty pounds. Is that a good buy.

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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 186
21st Sep 2017 00:13  
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Price wise yes but you need chest waders as some waters are over 3 ft deep. Leg waders don't cover that depth usually.👍

(Fleet Admiral!)

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21st Sep 2017 02:09  
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I'd need what my German friends call 'a full body condom' 😲
Our lake in the Ostpark is 3metres (~10feet) from about 20ft offshore.
Last time I had to rescue HMS Hotspur I swam out in my underpants🤔
At least I got a round of applause from the Biergarten guests! 😉
By Jove was the wind chilly when I came out!? As in: "I don't know where it's coming from but I sure as hell know where it's going" 😡
happy wading, Doug 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 186
21st Sep 2017 22:34  
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Doug I know what you mean about knowing which way the wind is blowing. One cold April day when I was 17 I had to strip to my undies to get to a 9 yr old who fell into Newsham Park model boating pond. Everyone else was standing shouting instructions to the poor lad. I ran round half the pool to get to him just as he had gone down for the third and last time.I had to pick him off the bottom. His heavy overcoat which bouyed him up at first had got logged and dragged him down.When I got him to the bank he was breathing ok but as I got out the wind hit me. Luckily it was just up to my Nuts so only a bit of my undies got wet . Y fronts.I got a letter of commendation from Shipwreck and Humane Society . And his mum put a thank you letter in the Echo as I hadn't wanted the publicity so didn't know who I was. But as you said you do know where the wind goes.😋👍😜

(Fleet Admiral!)

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21st Sep 2017 22:46  
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Brilliant, I raise my hat! 👍👍👍
You deserved more than just a letter!
Like I said, I got just a round of applause, and a few 'interesting suggestions' from some of the 'ladies(?)' present 😲😉

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug