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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HappyHaggis ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is there anyone on here from not so sunny Scotland ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™ˆ. Haven been a member here for quite some time now it is the go to for ideas and sound knowledge when stuck with builds or anything boat related. Always a friendly reply and fact based ideas, advice and all other subjects.

    A fantastic place for all the world's boaties for sure

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi HappyHaggis ,
    You may see from my wee picture that I reside in that windswept and interesting country Scotland , I was off site for quite a while with health problems but hopefully back with a bang or at least a little pop.
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    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello all,
    I have looked to see who from Switzerland is participating in this forum.
    Disappointing, some have stayed on as recruits, 2 are current but have not responded to my request.
    It would be cool to meet someone from the forum in our own little country.
    Cheers Michel-Cl.

    PS: RNinMunich / Doug wir werden uns dieses Jahr sicher sehen! Verschoben ist nicht aufgehoben!!

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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have only been a member of this site for a couple of months now, and I have never come across such a wide mix of people and skills, who are so friendly, with never a bad word said. The support and friendliness is quite brilliant in this day and age, when half the world is either fighting or arguing. Long may this frindliness and worldwide harmony continue.

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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ah, you young guys bragging about being 74, etc.

    I mention age because I find it very relaxing working on my boats, from research to finally in the water and all that good stuff in between. Yeah, there can be some frustrating times but overall I think this is a good hobby for "staying young" - we have a few members well into their 80's. (This is Florida where a lot of people move to when they retire.)

    I've been living here for 59 years and 50 of those years have passed since I scratch built my first RC sale model boat, a 42 inch long tug boat.

    I am happy to be a part of this forum and read just about every post. So, ๐Ÿ˜‰WELCOME ABOARD๐Ÿ˜‰!

    Lew

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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Roy, et al.,
    I don't know much about the model railroad sales here in the US. Here in Florida most homes do not have basements. Also with mild winters (tee short and shorts today) there's no need to go into hibernation and work on a hobby in a warm area of one's home.
    Last year another hobby shop locally bit the dust. We now have two hobby shops serving about one million people in Pinellas County.
    Lew
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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi, yes it is a thinking hobby, solving problems and assembling the drive train has many options and I include sails here as well and then deciding what is a reasonable spend and also to utilise what you have to hand.

    Much of the thinking that goes into models is unnoticed by others but is the main reason for the building.
    When I start a new model I start with a new page in my 'Notes on Boats' diary. Dates are important as well. I do a fanciful list of what I would like to have in the model, some things look impossible but then a few weeks later a possible solution pops into your head.
    Everything gets listed including the build order and ticked off or crossed out as it all progresses.

    Over the Covid period I often wonder if the now woke term BC could now be repurposed as Before Covid and 'the now' can be PC as in Post Covid.
    Sorry side tracked. I believe sales of kits increased during lockdown but from here it is difficult to detect many new members coming into our area of interest.
    Model railway sales increased by 20% in UK did the same happen in USA?

    Anyway age was mentioned. On Friday afternoons I go over to see a long term friend he is mostly blind but otherwise active looking after himself with a little help. He is working on a Gauge 1 simple electric loco using his engineering workshop.

    He should make his next birthday in June 2023 when he will be 104 years old. At my age of 84 going on 85 I feel a mere stripling!
    regards
    Roy
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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Master Seaman)
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    Over recent months this Website has proved a real boon at a rather difficult phase of my life. Now well into retirement from UK Forces and then academia, I have since tried a number of model aircraft and boat clubs with far from perfect results.

    It really seems that less and less air and boats enthusiasts no longer build models at all - but are merely content to sail new (almost ready-to-run new boats or even "toys") or past-on and used models from former (or even deceased) members.

    This forum shows that many of us still build from scratch and not just assemble far-from-perfect kits. They have thus gained far more satisfaction from completing and sailing their own creations that from running someone else's efforts.

    It is also great to see such participation from overseas members who are countless miles from clubs or even other enhusiasts. This forum is great and these "lone wolves" are an inspiration to all of us in a better position to join with others in the love of our hobby.

    In short we must remember that model boating is a mighty wide church - from static to tugs, from scale-sail to fast electric racing and even to complex "plastic magic" sailing conversions of display kits, -- there is room for us all.

    Please make the very best of it and make full use of this invaluable resource.

    Happy New Year and with best wishes John. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well said John, ownership of ready to sail models is never the same as ownership of something you have made yourself, whether that be scratch built from plans, put together from your own design, or built from kits. And if you are a scratch builder, like myself, it's a much cheaper hobby!
    For Christmas (and birthday) my sons and daughter gave me some plastic display boats to make. Some are so small I have to use a lighted magnifying glass to see and fit some parts! Apart from the continual pleasure of seeing them, the building of them not only informs of their construction, it develops the power of patience and keeps you away from brain stultifying TV!
    Tony A..........
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everybody and thank you all for the welcomes and kind comments. It is reassuring to see that I'm not on my own when it comes to my age. I am a retired firefighter who for many years was very active. I now have Arthritis and have had two lots of corrective surgery with more to come. My wife, Denise read somewhere a quote that said "Getting Old Ain't For Wimps". I totally agree. ๐Ÿ˜

    I look forward to asking questions and sharing your knowledge on my journey to building and sailing my first RC boat.

    Greg

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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bombero ( Warrant Officer)
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    Guestbook,
    I think you are a youngster, I was a fire fighter in uk for 30 years am now 78 and moved here 2007. I started boat building over here and found the help and encouragement on this website invaluable, good luck and do not be afraid to ask!
    Len (bombero)๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello,

    My name is Greg and I am 74 so no Spring Chicken more like a Dead Duck๐Ÿ˜. As I recently joined this forum after it was recommended to me by your member Martin555 I thought I would introduce myself. Although I have been building period static display ships for a number of years I am new to RC boats. I started my first RC boat about three weeks ago. The boat I am building is Aeronaut's cabin cruiser Diva. I'm finding the build very enjoyable and when I got stuck on understanding one particular build instruction I received advice from a very helpful and friendly member Martin555.

    I understand that sharing my building experience of the Diva in a Build Log is recommended so I will start that in due course.

    Thank you for accepting my application to join the forum and I hope to be talking to many knowledgeable members, as I'm sure you all are, as the weeks progress into 2023.

    For me a new year and a new adventure.

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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rod,

    Welcome to the site.

    You have some nice boats there.

    I hope you do a build log with plenty of photos.

    Martin555.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Welcome ! ... Rod ( 75, retired federal law enforcement, was a technical specialist in radio communications for the Canadian govt. The model RC channels were under my purview for 20yr. The migration to 2.4GHz was a Godsend for the modelling hobby ) ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšคโ›ตโ›ตโ›ต
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Welcome Greg, I'm 74 this year so also a dinosaur, been model boating since i was 5.
    Looking forward to seeing your blog.
    Cheers Colin.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Greg.
    Welcome aboard.
    I am really looking forward to your Diva blog as I have one to start some day. I would ask if you would kindly take a picture of the items in the box when you start the blog as I am sure mine has wooden rods missing.
    Thanks,
    Peter.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Welcome aboard. Can't wait to see your progress.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Greg,
    I am glad to see you have joined this great site.
    You will find the members here very helpful and friendly.
    There are lots of fantastic build log by many members and loads of information to be gained, So take your time and have a good look around.
    If you have any questions then all you have to do is shout and I am sure the members here will help.

    I am looking forward to seeing your build log.

    Martin.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Greg,

    Welcome indeed to this wonderful site. I am sure you will find the Diva mode a great challenge to build and very satisfying to sail.

    I note that you are based around Exeter, so please try to find Model Boat Club not too far away. As well as this site you may like to check the forums on modelboamayhem and Model boats (linked with Model Boats Magazine) which could lead you to local club s as well as host of useful info.

    With very best wishes and please ask if you get stuck - we all love our hobby and will do all we can to help.

    John F Leeds &Bradford MBC๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Welcome Greg I'm sure most of us are not part of the spring chicken brigade not dead but a little less spry is a good way to view us.
    Having Martin advise you with the build ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Rick
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome aboard Greg๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to your blog, a fine subject.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps, how has this website helped me. A little while back the question was posed, are their any stupid questions or problems asked.
    Too a man l recall that everybody who replied to the question agreed no there is not. Everybody has to start somewhere non of us are born with a full set of wings ( sails) and are able to fly straight away, this community of very skilled and patient people enable the less exsperianced to produce a model that they can be proud of. And that is how this club of great people have helped me.๐Ÿ‘

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    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    that's what sharing is all about
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    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Dead right Jim๐Ÿ‘
    Often the newbies to our hobby also discover a neat trick that works for them.
    As my fellow German modellers would say-
    'Even a blind hen sometimes finds a grain of corn.'
    So don't be shy folks, pass on your tips and tricks for everyone's benefit๐Ÿ˜€
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    "non of us are born with a full set of wings ( sails) and are able to fly straight away"
    Straighten up and fly right!๐Ÿ˜

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    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely Len (Fireman๐Ÿ˜‰)
    Have been following your builds with great interest and have been pleased to witness an exponential rise in your skill sets in just 3 years and resultant assistance to other members.
    Well done that man๐Ÿ‘
    I, and likely many other members, would very much like to see some vid clips of your creations in action.
    Saludos, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bombero ( Warrant Officer)
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    jim dog,
    regarding this club website NO questions are stupid,As I only started building my boats(I am on my third)since I moved here 15years ago I found the help fantastic and have actually helped the experts. so even the starters can be useful ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
    Bombero (len)
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    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    Guess book Up Date
    I have been a member for a little over one year.
    What I have found I have more in common with you Mates that with my neighbors.
    The Talent of you Mates absolutely Blows Me Away, gives me something to Strive for๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Many Thanks Mates!!
    Trev

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MotoPilot ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Iโ€™ve only been a member of this elite community for a few months now but I just have to say, that in all my years in real and virtual communities for various of my hobbies that this one is populated by the friendliest, most helpful, kind and caring bunch of guys Iโ€™ve ever had the pleasure to meet up with.

    God bless you all and keep up the good work you all do for our hobby and colleagues.

    Brian

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Warrant Officer)
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    I agree. Wonderful members, professionals, good sense of humor, and proud of their work! Very helpful as well.

    Best model boat site out there by a mile... er... a knot.

    Lew
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    I have been a member of the web site for a few years and I like many of you, are little worried about the future of the Hobby, with that said.

    This site is a God send for many of us who live in remote areas and have to travel a great distance to a club or water to meet other mad people, like myself who spend their time building and sometimes actually sailing model boats.

    Thanks to all of the members who contibute and ask questions, give advice, provide enthusiasm and make people welcome to this little family.

    Kind regards
    Roy

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow! Stunning location you live in! I would love to live in such a place.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Ron,
    I live in Cumbria, in a area of sparse population.

    I belong to Darlington model boat club, but it is a 90 mile roundtrip away.

    Carlisle model boat club is about 100mile round trip.

    Lakes of the Lake District National Park are unsuitable for model boats.

    There are no model shops selling boats /fittings etc in Cumbria, buy most stuff online.

    Regards Roy
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice array of vessels in your collection. Where in this world do you live?
    Ron in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was introduced to model boating and sailing yachts around a decade ago The calming influence of watching your model glide through water should be on prescription from your doctor.
    I cannot recall any questions or problems that fellow members have posed, have been dismissed as stupid or unworthy of an answer, terrific membership great community.
    Jim.

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Recruit)
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    A good afternoon modelboat builders,modelboat yacht men and model yacht skippers
    Indeed is this ร  fantastic site for ant one who wants ร  solution or a question answered regarding building. Personnaly i joined thรฉ royal model yacht club when i was 16 years old. We do have ร  fantastic maken espacially build for us. Thรฉ complet pond is vuiltje in concrete and had ร  depth of one meter on top of that thรฉ pond is about 2 meters deep with thรฉ actual ground level si even when it is windy it doesnโ€™t affect out sailing. Having Saรฏd this we struggle as Many hobby clubs with finding or welcoming new and preferably young members. We know that we are not thรฉ only club with this problem. Si if any one of you got Some good ideas they are more than welcome.
    Looking forward to the suggestions
    Regards
    Herman Lifeboat lover
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Its been brilliant for helping me I thought things was stacked against me and the spell checker is brilliant for a dyslectic person some can understand what i say rather the criticise due my dodgy spelling i have ages trolling though past blogs and the helps been great many thanks

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wonderful site with a lot of very helpful members. I have learnt a lot from all the contributors replying to my questions. Thank you all!
    Looking forward to the Christmas quiz!

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง neilw ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Completely agree, Iโ€™m still ploughing though older blogs and posts, a superb resource that has saved me loads of time.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NickD ( Master Seaman)
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    I have found this site very helpful from all members answering questions from their experiences for Newbies like me. Compared to other Hobby sites where I've amost been told don't both me with stupid questions Google it for an answer,thanks again all.....๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I also want to do a shout out for all the help and resources from everyone on this site. I love this hobby and its good to see it doing so well. Thanks again, Dave

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Iโ€™m happy to have found this community! I have received lots of helpful advice to start my hobby in the world of model boating and itโ€™s hugely appreciated! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Jordan

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone.

    Im glad to have found a model ship/boat building community. I look forward to any comments or advice you throw my way. Anyone in the US, particularly in the Florida or Alabama area, have any information on local boating clubs? Throw it my way.

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Tampa Bay area: http://ssmbc-fl.org
    Lew
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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello here's a couple good ones. 5650 Independence Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33912 is one I visit when at my mother in laws house. 2350 Coosa River Pkwy, Wetumpka, AL 36092 is by a buddies house. I am lucky enough to have one 5 minutes from my house in Louisville KY. Hope this helps...Dave
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Bassman1975 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi all, just thought I'd say hello. Have just bought a little (haha not actually little at all) project to restore. Have created a thread and look forward to the challange ahead. ๐Ÿ‘

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Although being involved in scale model boating for many years ๐Ÿ˜Š I have been on this blog only since the beginning of this year. As my models are now more complex than ever it was time to look for help and what better source than a model boat blog. I've tried other blogs and usually get lost as most cover most/all models. KISMIF.
    Lew (http://lewwsmodelboats.org)

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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Fodigo ( Leading Seaman)
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    My few rebuilds underway ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Slow and steady wind the race I guess. It will be nice when they all come together close to the same time
    Enjoy seeing everyone elseโ€™s building here too - confidence builder.

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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    I have been a member for about 6 months, give or take.
    I think one would be hard pressed to find a more talented, Intelligent group of Mates. The Best Part is that they are from around the world!
    If the Mates from Model Boats ran the World it would be a better Place.
    Trev

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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well said that man.๐Ÿ‘
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง theshipscat ( Able Seaman)
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    Lucky enough to have taken early retirement I'm looking forward to immersing myself more into this fascinating world, love working boats and can't wait to get my young grandson involved!

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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Being a model boater for 4 years running, I find this mini-world extremely exciting. As an avid scale modeller since the age of 10, going from trains to planes to ships was an amazing journey.

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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PaulT1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi, I just stumble onto this siteโ€ฆ. canโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve never noticed it before.
    Done mostly plastic or balsa models in my younger days.
    Building the Revell 1/72 corvette when I can find the time as my first move into radio control boating. Nice to be here.

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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hello PaulT1.
    Welcome aboard.
    As an avid lover of the Flower Class corvette and a builder of many if you need any assistance from myself or all our members just ask away.
    We will help in any way.
    Regards Bill.
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wooders ( Leading Seaman)
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    Welcome aboard
    Lots of experience on here, donโ€™t be afraid to ask, donโ€™t forget, there are no silly questions
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Glad you found us we are represented by model builders from many nations both north and south hemisphere.
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    Welcome Aboard!
    You will find this Site to be both informative and Friendly๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have just "rediscovered" the hobby I let slip almost 50 years ago. I was into fast, pointy noisy things back then, now my interest is electrified classics.

    I have recently taken possession of a Sea Queen that needs attention. Then while looking for a Lesro Rapier I slipped up (didn't ask the size of the model in the adverts photo) and landed it's smaller Stiletto version.
    Still on the hunt for a Rapier. I'm also hoping to find a Nor Star Wave Rider, so if anyone has any of those gathering dust, give me a shout ? Also on the wish list would be a Sea Commander and a Lesro Sportsman. Wow, that would be some fleet !

    Anyway, glad I found this site, looks interesting. ๐Ÿ‘

    I'm also searching for old Model Boats issues to help fill in the long gap ???

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Well Steveg. Now your here I hope you stay and post some photos of your boats soon.
    Happy modelling, cheers Colin.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Found this website by chance. I'm new to all this model boat stuff so will be trawling around (no pun intended) to gather ad much knowledge as I can.๐Ÿ‘

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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Norway
    It is actually the case on this homepage, I am also a newbie and I was really helped with tips and tricks. I also took my old models from 1985-90 out of the screed and ventured back to the old boats. .
    You'll see . . Really awesome here! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Best landlubbers greetings from Switzerland, Michel-Claude
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello there, and whether you are trawling, drifting through, or whatever, you are certainly very welcome on this site, which just happens to be one of the best on the model boating front at this moment of time. You will find that all the members on here, are sociable friendly and very helpful, especially on the problem-solving front. Regards, enjoy, Gary.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you .
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Well Norway, you've come to the best site in the world to learn about all things model boat related.
    Ask a question and someone will have the answer.
    Happy modelling, cheers Colin.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello,
    As a bonafide certified "Newby", I really appreciate this site and all it has to offer. I signed up a little over 2 months ago, and didn't really get involved until the last couple of weeks. I am humbled by the quality of some of your builds, especially the complex ones that some have taken on as their first build.
    This past summer, when I decided to give this hobby a try, I joined a local RC boat club (www.emyc.org) to get a feel for what model boating is all about. They are a great bunch of supportive people who encouraged me to jump in.
    Not feeling that I have the skillset to attempt a full-on build, I set out to find boats in need of some TLC. Since then, by searching online ads, I have acquired several boats all of which have been stored and abused over the years. I have gotten a couple back to a "water ready" state (but not finished project status). I have acquired the parts to repair two more, and am still trying to figure out what to do with the worst shape boats. I jokingly refer to my "Fleet" as "The Island of Misfit Toys".
    I am sure that I will be bugging all of you a lot in the future, seeking advice.
    I have posted pictures in my Harbour, feel free to take a peek.
    Dave B

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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Dear model-making friends!
    I have never found such a cool, meaningful and valuable website. Since I've been allowed to be with you, I've seen so many good ideas and received good tips for you, I have to thank you all! You are awesome!
    Mike Stoney alias Michel-Claude from Central Switzerland

    PS: My English may not be that perfect, but I think you already understand me, right? (tipical Swiss english) ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your English is excellent, viewed by a Canadian !๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Gary,
    Thanks for the compliments on my English . . . ๐Ÿ˜Œ
    Michel Claude
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Mike, and welcome to what must be as far as I am concerned the very best Model Boat Site that exists here on the internet. I am sure that you will find the members on here to be sociable, friendly, helpful, and full of excellent ideas when you get stuck with a problem or you require information on a specific problem. So my friend enjoy the ride as this site runs like a Swiss watch, and there is nothing wrong with your English, and you will fit in nicely. Regards, Gary.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Mike,
    I am really glad you are enjoying this site.
    We have great members here that are willing to share there knowledge and to help in any way they can.

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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just joined as a member. But I am sure it will help me a lot of ways with my boating and getting help of experienced boat builders.๐Ÿ‘

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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome to the site Robert,
    As Nerys has said we have really fantastic members here on the site.
    If you need any help just shout.

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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome aboard, Robert, to this Forum and the Model Boat Navy. Yes you will get all the help you need from the members. You only have to ask and someone will come to the rescue. You will find that we are a very friendly lot and many of our members have an astonishing knowledge of the intricacies of model boat building.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ wingsounds13 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi. I'm new here, lead astray by CashRC. I can't say that this site has helped me just yet as I just got here, though I expect it will be helpful with my boating activities as other fora have been for flying and audio addictions. At least I am addicted to hobbies and not drugs. ๐Ÿ˜†

    I have been building and flying model planes for over 50 years, RC for almost 50. I added boats to my fleet several years ago, starting with sailboats and progressed to power.

    J.P.

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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ wingsounds13 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Martin. You _may_ be crazy, I don't know you yet. I do know that Cash has more loose screws than a hardware store. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ He makes me look normal (I'm not).

    I look forward to getting to know the crew around here.

    J.P.
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi JP,
    Welcome to the site.
    As Cash has told you we are friendly bunch and maybe a little crazy (well i am probably the crazy one).

    I hope you enjoy the site and that you find it useful.

    Martin555.
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi JP!! Look around the site get to know some folks, itโ€™s a great resource and the members are friendly and knowledgeable.
    Cash


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