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    19 days ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    I had sane problem after a dozen years in Puerto Rico I became accustomed to weather. Moved back to Massachusetts n I freeze in summer.

    I’m just about done with my DE1040 Garcia 5 foot ship. I have printed the side stabilizer paddles n will put on next. A few paint touch ups n it’s finally done. I need to build the DASH drone as final part.

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    18 days ago by 🇮🇹 AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    19 days ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Best regards from our tour of Germany.
    What you see on campsites, like here a couple from the north of Germany . .
    D&M shipyard greetings
    Michel-C

    PS: Next door to us with our mobile bedroom. Our bikes really wanted to be in the photo too. .

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    9 days ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello hobbyist,
    still on the road and had a wash day. When the sun shines everything is fine.
    Now we've moved on and once again the sky is crying.
    Relax day!
    Best regards Michel-C. And Doris
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    17 days ago by 🇿🇦 Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    At the risk of being labelled an old timer fanatic 😊 I have to say that cars like that were built with pride and outlasted many of their owners. Sadly this is not something we can say of today's cars where "replacement" is as often as a plug change on a 1960 Impala
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    17 days ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello all,
    So that your questions are answered, here are the data
    Opel Rekord 1700 1961
    Tabbert Comtesse 395 1958
    Both original 95%

    It is always amazing how many of these old carriages can be seen. Look and dream ok, Do I have something like that myself? I don't have time for that!
    One more thing:
    The Opel is not mine, we have the white new motorhome next to it.
    Either you have a classic car or you make model boats! I've decided in favour of model boats! All right?
    Read you soon,
    Michel-C.
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    18 days ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Opel Comodore if I'm not mistaken, but can't recognise the caravan.
    Cheers Colin.
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    18 days ago by 🇬🇧 BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I love your Opel car what bis the model?how old is she please?
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    19 days ago by 🇨🇦 JockScott ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow,😋 a flashback from the 60's. Opel Caravan?
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    19 days ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel bonsoir, Mike a good evening, Michel schönen Abend
    i didnt't know you were an old timer fanatic!!! This is bringing memories as my best friend father bought the same as you are driving now ( but this is going years and years back 😊
    Enjoy your roadtrip in Germany and never forget the Bratwursten;
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    1 month ago by 🇪🇸 ARL58 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cheers from Madrid!
    Last Sunday (2024-04-21) we had a pleasant spring day. I went to our local pond to watch some fellow modellers sailing their ships.
    A Type VII U-Boot, a Guardia Civil Patrol and Rescue Motor Boat and a small fast craft were there.
    Unfortunately, weather was warm for one month, and water was not as clean as desirable, causing issues with small pumps. I will add more pictures and some videos in other sections.

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    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Commander)
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    NICE!!! Thanks for posting these pix ARL!
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    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 PhilH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great place to sail I am very envious 😉
    Philuk👍
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    2 months ago by 🇿🇦 Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    Just checking in from South Africa.
    This app is cool, but sometimes a bit busy.

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    4 months ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone !
    How is the weather where you are? Even as pedestrians we need a foghorn, almost as dense as in Great Britain . .
    Best wishes
    Michel-C.
    . . . . Oh the fog is slowly lifting, I think!

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    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Update: We are back in Minnesota from our road trip. It seems winter and spring are engaged in a custody battle for us recently. I am attaching a screenshot of the weather for the next week here. Yesterday was 58F, today is 23F ...
    Dave
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 LewZ ( Commodore)
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    Here on the west central coast of Florida, this has been a crazy winter. Much cooler than an average winter, about two weeks ago we had a break with a few days setting record highs (into the low 80's F). Back to the cool, damp, and occasionally breezy weather.
    The tourists and recent transplants don't seem to mind. I moved here 60 years ago and my blood has "thinned out". Those tourists walk around in shorts, tee shirts, and flip-flops while we are bundled up.
    Today, another "front" moved through bringing a lot of rain, cancelling the meet as Kevin mentioned. Prior to this we had several days of good weather for model boating. Why is it the weather seems to be at its worst on Sundays?.
    Lew
    Florida ⚡, USA
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Funny you should ask.

    The weather where I live has been quite abnormally temperate this winter.

    In spite of that, my wife and I decided to take a winter road-trip south.
    We left the tundra in Minnesota on 1/31. We headed south for some winter warmth. Yesterday we were traveling west on I-40 in northern New Mexico with 38 to 50 mile an hour crosswinds. We looked at the weather forecast for our destination, and discovered that we would need to “re-winterize” our motor home if we stayed the course … as the overnight low was going to be 20F. We altered our course and are now only 20 miles north of Mexico, where the overnight low was a balmy 35F.
    The scenery is beautiful, but the weather is NOT what we expected.
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Mike,
    Well the weather here has warmed some. Now 43 F with 20 MPH winds. Rain coming, which
    is better than snow. I will be indoors at the workshop today.
    Barry
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    4 months ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello all,
    It is a real pity that so many people register here and unnecessarily burden the HP of our admin.
    One example of many: registered 2010 last time in 2011 in July. See printscreen
    On other websites you are contacted after a year and removed a month later if you don't use it.
    I know that this would be a somewhat unusual request . . . But with over 7000 members . .
    Just one question. 🤔🤔🤔
    Bb, Michel-C.

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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    The other thing to bear in mind, is not just the number of members on the site, but also system storage. Just storing a new members details, even if they never use the site is a miniscule amount of storage, and hence costs. So the time taken for Stephen to clear unused accounts is probably far from cost effective.
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thinks🤕
    Maybe you're right Alessandro.
    Big numbers may make the site look more attractive to potential new members.
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    4 months ago by 🇮🇹 AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike, very fair observation.

    It's not just a problem of this forum, many register just for a question or not even that.

    I might think that the administrator (in an intelligent and far-sighted way) prefers to have many members even if not very participatory and to encourage the spread of naval modelling.

    Maybe they don't create a big IT inconvenience, but only our administrator can answer this.
    I wouldn't cancel anyone.
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I quite agree Michel👍
    I too have noticed that.
    Particularly in such as the 'Birthday This Week' Notifications.
    Names crop up that I've never heard of. When I check them out I usually find that they signed on several years ago and then went AWOL after a few months, without ever posting anything.

    In some unfortunate cases Birthday This Week is announced for much respected members who have left us, departing to the Great Model Shipyard in the heavens, and are sorely missed.
    Latest example being our dear Fleet Admiral Nerys, who would have been 91 last January 28th had she not sadly died last March after a long and courageous fight against illness.
    A lovely lady with a consummate knowledge of sailing barges, especially Thames barges which she captained during her long maritime career.
    Pic shows her Avatar, a Thames Sailing Barge of course.
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Doug.
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 PhilH ( Warrant Officer)
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    It is nice to give and get help where you can shame people don't use it it is an asset 👍😎
    Phil
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    8 months ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hey All!!
    Here I send you and the greatest homepage for model boat builders my best autumn holiday greetings . . .
    Soon there will be more to read, as long as the winter arrives!
    Best greetings from a pensioner who is enjoying being a pensioner. 😍😍😍
    Michel-C.

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    8 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Enjoy your holiday 😊
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    8 months ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Such luxury, and good weather.
    Enjoy your holiday shipmate, from a fellow pensioner.
    Cheers Colin.
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    8 months ago by 🇬🇧 EdW ( Midshipman)
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    The response that I got for pictures of Miami Crash Boats was fantastic. The Titan Tug that I am building is the result of a link I was sent to EBay.

    All in all a fantastic and active site

    Ed W.

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    9 months ago by 🇬🇧 Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    This site has helped me know end with a wealth of knowledge from everyone who can help I’ve been sailing yachts and model boats now for nearly half my life more recently as my health had taken me out of work since 2015 so it’s been a great uplift to be able to sail whether it be motor or wind powered boats health permitting or whether , but only being on this site for a few weeks found some great help and others kind enough to help out when someone in need ,manny thanks to the ones who have helped and know doubt in the future if I get stuck

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    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 DGoss999 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I am new to boating. I have been RC modelling for 40+ years and always been a Forum member somewhere. These places are a bottomless font of information.

    Thanks to all who contribute!!

    DG

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    12 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Commander)
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    Moin Moin

    Kurze Frage

    Kann man hier auch Bauberichte posten ?

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    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi all further to my comment 6 months ago. My friend Guy never made his 104th. birthday, He died just a few weeks short of 19th. June. Not sad at all, as he had enjoyed a good life and he told me he was ready to go anyway.

    We had a planned party for him at the Model engineering society, but we decided to carry on with the day and remember Guy. Some of his ashes were sprinkled over the outside Gauge 1 track he had contributed to. Nice idea and I shall pass by him every time I visit. (He did build a couple of boats as well)!

    Like many of us, not in anyway famous just one of those that keeps the world ticking over and working. This is the bit the vociferous amongst the population forget, but someone has to keep the lights on.
    Regards
    Roy
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    12 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Commander)
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    Moin Moin

    Hört sich gut an. Ich glaube wenn ich einen Text auf Deutsch schreibe, wird er automatisch in Englisch übersetzt, zumindest bei mir auf dem Handy. Dann wird doch der Build Blog auch automatisch ins Englische übersetzt oder sehe ich da was falsch ?
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    12 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Wolfgang,
    Ja du kannst, die sind sogar sehr gern gesehen👍
    Aber bei uns heißen die 'Build Blogs' und muss auf Englisch geschrieben werden, mit vielen Photos😉
    Schön Gruß, Doug😎
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    12 months ago by 🇬🇧 Nickthesteam ( Commander)
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    You can....👍
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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 MalcolmW ( Recruit)
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    Where can I find the plans of a Cherokee class brig sloop of HMS Woodlark (90' x 24'7") with took part in the American War of Independance. Hopefully to build a model about 12" long 1/90 scale. My 3 times great-grandfather was in command of her during that time.

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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    Also:


    https://kenthistoryforum.com/index.php?topic=68.0
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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    I understand that Darwin's HMS Beagle was also Cherokee class.
    This may be of interest to you >>
    https://modelshipworld.com/topic/14703-hms-beagle-1820-by-mike-41-148-scale-cher
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    1 year ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Servus landlubbers,
    am times really again on the high seas! Next month again!
    Ahoi Michel-Cl.

    New Infos: Look here on this homepage of my friends
    https://www.leinenlostrinity.ch >>Bildergalerie >> Kroatien 2013

    I am the one with the black hudy with the white 47. . .
    At that time we still rented the sailboat, today they are the proud owners of an Alubat Ovni 445!
    Apartment dissolved and now live on this boat as long as health permits . . .and we friends are always welcome! This is real friendship

    All photos were taken by the owners

    https://www.leinenlostrinity.ch
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    12 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    When I see the pictures of the sailing yacht my heart ❤️ Starts bleeding!!we have been sailing with 3 men every weekendvand 3 weeks in summertime on a Halberg Rassy 43 foot. Never had a quarrel . Due to age we had to sell the yacht. 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲
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    1 year ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Sorry Herman!
    I did not want to, but it will probably be one of the last sailing trips, since my wife prefers to travel with the camper and likes to have dry land under his feet. 😐😐😐
    That's why I craft ships of every kind!
    Read you later as we will be gone soon
    Good time, Michel C
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    1 year ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel C
    With sending this pictures you open old wounds… i havé been sailing for over 20 years with 2 friends on a 43 foot Halberg Rassy. Never ever we had à quarel. That’s what friendship between men is all about. Nothing nicer than sailng👍👍👍
    Enjoy your sailingtrip
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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 HappyHaggis ( Warrant Officer)
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    Is there anyone on here from not so sunny Scotland 😅🙈. 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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 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.
    Cheers Marky👍
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    1 year ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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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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    1 year ago by 🇺🇸 LewZ ( Commodore)
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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, 😉WELCOME ABOARD😉!

    Lew

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    1 year ago by 🇺🇸 LewZ ( Commodore)
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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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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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. 😁😁😁

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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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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. 😁

    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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    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    GETTING OLD ISN'T FOR SISSIES

    Bette Davis
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    1 year ago by 🇪🇸 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)😁😁
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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello,

    My name is Greg and I am 74 so no Spring Chicken more like a Dead Duck😁. 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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 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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    1 year ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Lieutenant)
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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 ) 🚤🚤🚤🚤🚤⛵⛵⛵
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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Fleet 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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    1 year ago by 🇭🇺 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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    1 year ago by 🇺🇸 Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Welcome aboard. Can't wait to see your progress.
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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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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 MBC😁😁🤗
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    1 year ago by 🇨🇦 Newby7 ( Fleet 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 👍👍👍👍👍👍
    Rick
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    1 year ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome aboard Greg👍
    Looking forward to your blog, a fine subject.
    Cheers, Doug😎
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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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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.👍

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    1 year ago by 🇺🇸 Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    that's what sharing is all about
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    1 year ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Dead right Jim👍
    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 benefit😀
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    "non of us are born with a full set of wings ( sails) and are able to fly straight away"
    Straighten up and fly right!😁

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    1 year ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely Len (Fireman😉)
    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 man👍
    I, and likely many other members, would very much like to see some vid clips of your creations in action.
    Saludos, Doug 😎
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    1 year ago by 🇪🇸 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 👍😁
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    1 year ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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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 for👍👍👍👍
    Many Thanks Mates!!
    Trev

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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 MotoPilot ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I’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 I’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 year ago by 🇺🇸 LewZ ( Commodore)
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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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 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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    1 year ago by 🇬🇧 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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    1 year ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Nice array of vessels in your collection. Where in this world do you live?
    Ron in 🇨🇦
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    2 years ago by 🇬🇧 jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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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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    1 year ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    A good afternoon modelboat builders,modelboat yacht men and model yacht skippers
    Indeed is this à fantastic site for ant one who wants à solution or a question answered regarding building. Personnaly i joined thé royal model yacht club when i was 16 years old. We do have à fantastic maken espacially build for us. Thé complet pond is vuiltje in concrete and had à depth of one meter on top of that thé pond is about 2 meters deep with thé actual ground level si even when it is windy it doesn’t affect out sailing. Having Saïd this we struggle as Many hobby clubs with finding or welcoming new and preferably young members. We know that we are not thé 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
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    Herman Lifeboat lover
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    2 years ago by 🇬🇧 Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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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 years ago by 🇬🇧 DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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 years ago by 🇬🇧 neilw ( Lieutenant)
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    Completely agree, I’m still ploughing though older blogs and posts, a superb resource that has saved me loads of time.
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    2 years ago by 🇬🇧 NickD ( Warrant Officer)
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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.....👍👍👍
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    2 years ago by 🇺🇸 River Rat ( Captain)
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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 years ago by 🇬🇧 Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I’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 it’s hugely appreciated! 😀
    Jordan

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    2 years ago by 🇺🇸 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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    2 years ago by 🇺🇸 LewZ ( Commodore)
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    Tampa Bay area: http://ssmbc-fl.org
    Lew
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    2 years ago by 🇺🇸 River Rat ( Captain)
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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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