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    ๐ŸŽฌ Gumboot Cloggaroo
    1 day ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Just a little run today & there was no Lobsters in the bay today The Model is a Midwest kit with a bass wood hull the kit had balsa wood & fiberglass but I like basswood instead for the hull . The name of the boat is from a Stompin Tom Conners song .
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    13 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She rides the water well GARTH.

    Nice work.

    Martin555.
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    10 hours ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Nice one Garth- but unless you put those traps in the water - not much chance of a lobster......
    Was that from a Midwest Kit or scratchbuilt ?
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    1 hour ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    The model is a Midwest kit but the hull is bass wood kit came with balsa wood & fiberglass but I prefer Bass wood & Finishing Epoxy to seal the hull .
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    ๐ŸŽฌ RC Sailing No 107
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    RC Sailing hopes to illustrate a selection of RC Models filmed from various locations.
    RC Sailing No 107 includes a broad range of Buxton Model Boat Club members boats that include Yachts , Tugs , Rowing boat , Submarine and other power boats.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Outboard motor wired up
    6 days ago by EricMB ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Managed to connect up the motor once all the drive bearings were in.. first video is with a 7.2v battery (which was actually nearly flat!) and then in the second video with a fully charged 11.1v lipo!
    Might get the Atlantic RIB to plane yet..
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    ๐ŸŽฌ AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT,-SEALEGS
    7 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Not something you see every day! Saw a 'Sealegs' boat coming in from over the horizon and it eventually came straight onto and up the beach past the Orewa surf club. It then proceeded about 300m down the main road (holding up the traffic) to the petrol station to fill up, then went back and down the beach, into the water and away. Guy broke a number of rules doing this but looked like one of those 'don't give a stuff' people, His wife and tiny kid (the only one with a life jacket) were sitting in the back all the time.

    The Sealegs is an NZ designed and built (built in Albany- Auckland) boat sold (and copied) all round the world. Really amazing piece of kit. Drive is hydraulic, and driven by a small self start diesel motor in its' own compartment. If I ever won Lotto I'd certainly be looking at one๐Ÿ˜ They have a special drive on trailer as well.

    Not my lake in the thumbnail, don't know where that came from๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT,-SEALEGS
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bit of a 'show stopper' JB๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    But y ja need a drive on trailer?
    You can drive the damn thing to the beach, and tow ya car along with it as well!๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT,-SEALEGS
    6 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doug, see comments on the other vid๐Ÿ˜. Most of the people who own these live on beaches with riparian access, so they can drive straight to the water from their front yards. Someone had parked one on a sand bank on the shore of the estuary a few weeks back and gone somewhere (visiting perhaps) and it looked hard case sitting there on its' wheels in the mangroves. They can also squat, and sit on the hull while on land with the wheels down slightly to level them. Pretty clever machine but rather expensive.!
    JB
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    ๐ŸŽฌ AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT,-SEALEGS
    7 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Sealegs leaving the beach (vid 2)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT,-SEALEGS
    7 days ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Cheeky B . Could have had him for a few traffic violations . Description of vehicle on the docket would have been interesting - imagine the beak saying "what sort of vehicle ?"

    Not much of a surfing beach then - is it always that flat ? Being on the tip of Africa the waves roll up here all the way from Antarctica ........ Not for nothing this place has two names - Cape of Good Hope - and Cape of Storms. Proved to live up to the latter this Winter - were told to batten down the hatches on a constant basis.......
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT,-SEALEGS
    6 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, using the private surf club access ramp (private ramp) driving a 'vehicle' on a public road without a current registration $200,-without a current warrant of fitness, $200, none of the 3 occupants wearing seatbelts -$450 and probably a few other things as well such as driving an illegal vehicle on a public road. Probably looking at fines in the $1000, range plus possible confiscation of 'vehicle' or stopped from driving further and a tow truck required to remove the 'vehicle'

    Just lucky no cops came past or they could have had a field day,- also the cop shop is just up a side street past the service station๐Ÿ˜ฎ. The old thing of 'never a cop when you want one' applied. The waves were around 3ft earlier as it was a calm day, but can get to around 6ft in a good breeze. They are constantly having to cart the sand from the southern end to the northern end as in big storms it all moves, (the beach is 3km long so they do it with scrapers.) They are trying to get a big sea wall built to stop the shore erosion as well.
    JB
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    ๐ŸŽฌ RC Sailing :- Duck Patrol !?
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Policing at the Pavilion Gardens Lake enlist a new "Rookie" from the Buxton Model Boat Club.
    Under the watchfull eye of owner and builder Graham Royle, Decoy Duck Donald, turns a few heads while he Ducks and Dives to maintain decorum - !.
    REMEMBER - change "quality settings to HD 1080p " when viewing on youtube.
    More photos on "Boats Clubs & Lakes" / "Buxton Model Boat Club".
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    ๐ŸŽฌ PD Donald
    8 days ago by Graham93 ( Commander)
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    Here's a short clip of my latest model. Not sure it is a boat! but it is a model, it floats, and it is radio controlled ๐Ÿ˜†
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    8 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I told you you were quackers Graham LOL!!!

    I do like this sort of thing, something different.

    Martin555.
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    8 days ago by Graham93 ( Commander)
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    Thanks Martin ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ

    I too am struggling with motivation, so I thought building something daft might help, and it did ๐Ÿ˜. Only took a little over a week to build, gave me a few technical challenges to solve but produced a quick and fun result.

    Graham93
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    8 days ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    Quacking good fun Gwaham ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚
    I think the flashing eyes are a good touch too ๐Ÿ‘
    Rob.
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    8 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    You've done it again, haven't you Graham,) just when everyone seems to be suffering from algal bloom, back you come with a right 'Royal' MALLARDY remedy๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
    JB
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Duna Tug
    9 days ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    R/C model of the Duna tug at Spencer's pool this was a static model converted to R/C & runs pretty well too.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ North Rock Tug
    9 days ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Just a little Hamilton Bay run of my scratch built R/C North Rock tug replica .The real tug was built in 1956 for the Alexandra Towing Co. Liverpool I took a little liberty in the color found out that the cabin was white & my ability to record with my I Phone & steer model ain't to good but it's a sturdy hull .
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    ๐ŸŽฌ J Class yacht
    15 days ago by philcaretaker ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Model Yachts in Buxton, Derbyshire - September 6th 2020.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Shannon Lifeboat 13 09 @ a sunny Wicksteed Park
    15 days ago by G6SWJ ( Midshipman)
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    Turn up the speakers and feel that sunshine ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Karen Rose
    15 days ago by G6SWJ ( Midshipman)
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    Enchanting short video of Karen Rose
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    15 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice.
    Good to see her moving at a more realistic speed.

    Martin555.
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    12 days ago by vc killer ( Recruit)
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    Size, power& weight...Thanks๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Shannon Lifeboat 13 09
    15 days ago by G6SWJ ( Midshipman)
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    Scratch built 1:12 Shannon Ilfracombe 13 09

    This amazing model is SCRATCH built (including the plug for the hull!!!) by John Sluman

    Most fittings are machined metal, some incredcible skill in construction.

    Boat in this video is running on brushed motors - it is now converted to brushless.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Karen Rose Christmas Night Sail
    15 days ago by G6SWJ ( Midshipman)
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    Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club - Night Sail 15th Dec '14

    "JukeBox" mode on sound card playing carols on request from the shore
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Snowy joins the crew
    16 days ago by EricMB ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I found a plastic model of Captain Haddock and used him as Skipper, then decided to make a clay model of Tintin to join him as crew on my pusher Tug..
    - then a friend suggested making a model of Snowy to join the crew. Hereโ€™s how I made him!
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    16 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi EricMB,
    I Like to see this sort of thing.
    Making the boats crew.
    Brillant.

    Martin555.
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    16 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Eric,
    I forgot to ask is Bob the Duck still going strong ?

    Martin555.
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