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    Harrogate
    I forgot to mention that all of my vintage power boats are now electric powered, and any that were powered by deisel,glow fuel or petrol in a previous life have been fully converted to electric power๐Ÿ‘
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง zooma ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    when in New Zealand visit us turtel lake shippers on FB.
    I, too, wud like to know more details of that Coast Guard work boat, especially if a kit
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Helderberg Model Boat Club
    @ Hermank Yes, that is the sad reality of our greed-infested world. I suppose there are many sad tales akin to yours and it's perhaps a blessing as someone mentioned elsewhere that we won't live to see that day when the RC hobby takes its final bow. When there is a commercial intent behind the activity, it's always a safer option, but it does not sit well with the RC Boaters, especially if they have been used to a decade or more of "free water". Taking the legal route to challenge these pencil-pusher decisions is not always feasible, and relying on promises they make is even a worse horse to bet on. We experienced it here with our local council too. Pushing full astern on the construction of a concrete plinth at the launching area at a local pond, and then coming up with a new bucket-list of hoops we need to jump through to do it ourselves at our expense for the benefit of all other clubs. Two years of paper wars and one meeting after the next, went belly-up in one email. It's like an Alfred Hitchcock romance. Someone always gets killed in the end. Talking about "specially designed" ponds, we had a place called Ratanga Junction. It was a rollercoaster park for a few years, but only open during summer. Then they closed down and decided to redevelop the park. In the design, they created an RC Boat pond. And we were all very excited about it. Until we saw the size. Not even a toy shop speedboat will reach full speed before it hits the opposite wall. It was totally too small and not nearly RC ready, but the designers were the sharp pencils and did not consult any of the RC clubs. Today it's a mosquito breeding tank. It looks nice, until you disturb the surface. The larger ponds are much better but the property owner is still looking for the "reply to email" button after two years of enquiry. It's always a blessing when you find a property owner with a business brain; one who an see the potential model boating has in increasing foot traffic to his/her venue. Unfortunately the trade off is an increase in membership fees.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    Stade, Germany
    Thank you Alessandro Yes, I enjoy sailing here. The wooden bridge leads into the city center, so there are lots of people out and about. Often parents with their children, and of course their eyes light up. Sometimes the children come onto the jetty and want to take a closer look at how I steer the boat, so I like to let the children steer the boat. I love the look of joy on their faces. That's what I really enjoy.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Wolle ( Commander)
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    Model Boating Association of South Africa
    The Model Boating Association of South Africa (MBASA) is a new non-profit organisation founded in 2024 to promote, develop and protect the art and science of model boat building and sailing for future generations. The Organisation acts as an advocacy group for model boating enthusiasts and provide funding for affiliated model boat clubs to ensure the future of model boating as a recreational sport and hobby in Southern Africa. Their website is www.mbasa.org.za
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    Sonstraal Dam
    Hi Ed Again thanks for the information. I have taken the liberty of posting your comment on the Sonstraal Dam website under "Special mention." If you do find any photos from those days, please post it. I will surely give you credit as contributor.
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    Cape Town Scale Model Boat Club
    Good day What a nice miniharbour you have made! I jealous ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I agree people and friendships are more important than the quality or details of models made by members Keep on going strong!!!
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    North Texas Model Shipwrights
    Saint Patrickโ€™s Morning Towne Lake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbKc4_ZIGbY
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Torbay Model Yacht Club
    The Torbay Model Yacht Club was formed in late 2023 and sails yachts at two venues in Torbay. The Summer Venue is Galmpton Creek, TQ5 0EH used from March - September. From September - March the club uses Young's Park, Paignton, TQ4 6BU. Full details can be found at https://torbaymyc.org.uk/
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง neilw ( Lieutenant)
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    Camborne Pond Hoppers
    Well done, I really like it when you comment and share the places where you surf or which in any case concern this fantastic hobby.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Runcorn and District Model Boats
    Club sailing every Wednesday and Sunday 9am No ic or fast electric
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TerryH ( Midshipman)
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    Fairhaven lake model boat club
    Very nice ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Rawdon Model Boat Club
    Hermank This is the poster I created in 2023. I'm working on an up to date poster for June 2024. Also a newspaper article from last year.
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MikeC3 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    SEFTON PARK MODEL BOAT CLUB
    Sefton park model boat club liverpool
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง CHRISTOPHERH1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Quinte Model Shipwrights
    Hi Westwind, A small but very active club far far away to us UK modellers. Nevertheless, your website is one of the very best I for one have seen. A really good example to us all. Many thanks for posting! Dr John F. Leeds and Bradford MBC. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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    Antwerp
    Such a shame that I missed the opportunity. If I ever go again Iโ€™ll look you up ๐Ÿ˜Š
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MotoPilot ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Model Steamer of Glasgow
    Sailing every Saturday at Rouken Glen Pond. Formed in the late 1960s to build and sail working scale models of the paddle and turbine steamers which are such a huge part of Clyde shipping history. Modern diesel car ferries and other Merchant and Naval models can also be seen at the Club on Saturday afternoons. Our scale model piers allow some practice at the difficult art of berthing. Come and join us! For more information please contact our Club Secretary : modelsteamerclub@sky.com
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Pioneer ( Recruit)
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    Exeter & District Model Boat Club
    What a luxury!!!!!!!! 3 sailing days a week!!!! We have to turn the world around to get 10 people at our pond For a monthly competition
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Riffigweiher / Riffig pond
    Michel a good evening i m jalous of the environment of your club pond surrounded by trees!!!!whawwwww
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Youngster becoming member
    Now we are into April and the weather in most of the UK is great; it is too recruitment time for new Model Boat Club members. We should all welcome all new members of potential members of all ages. In that respect we should see it as our duty to spread the word on this wonderful and challenging hobby. Flaxybuck and I welcomed two new nature members to our Club only yesterday Dr John F. Leeds and Bradford. MBC ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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    Marbleheaders of Spring Lake Model Yacht Club
    Www.marbleheadersofspringlake.com check it out Cyโ›ต
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cyril413 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Camborne Pond Hoppers
    Coronation Park Boating Lake Porthleven Road Helston Cornwall TR13 0RA Members meet Sundays 9:30am - 12:00 pm and Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:00pm What3words:= #place.players.dote Visitors are welcome to sail anytime as this is a public lake, the only restrictions are no petrol, diesel, jet powered or very fast electric boats. Restrictions are in place to stop the local wildlife and nearby houses being disturbed.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SRamsden ( Able Seaman)
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    DEURNE
    That sounds good Herman. You sound like a lucky man! John F L@B MBC๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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    Camborne Pond Hoppers
    surely its a public boating lake as when I inquired of the council it was said no i/c boats and to keep away from birds nothing was said about fast boats its a good lake but used by all
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Antwerp belgium
    Pond is on the left bank of the river Schelde next to the yachting harbour Dimensions 100x 50 meters Completely in concrete 1m deep 2 levels down to avoid wind disturbing the sailing
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    FAIRHAVEN LAKE MODEL BOAT CLUB (FORMERLY BLACKPOOL AND FYLDE MODEL BOAT CLUB))
    The name of the club at Bury Lido (Gtr Manchester) is Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society (BMMMS). It is an active club with sailing on Weds, Friday and Sunday mornings at which time the small club house will be open. There is a large carpark next to the lake.
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hayle Model Boat Club
    one is the public pond on Penzance sea front and the other is a private pond only for club members near by also we have use on certain times of Hayle swimming pool
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    bahamas bigboystoys
    Nice collection of boats all rearing to go, but expect they have better weather than us in UK. Nerys
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    MOdelbouw vereniging woubrugge
    race day in Nassau Bahamas
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ bahamassailor ( Able Seaman)
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    Windermere Model Boat Club
    We use part of the museum grounds with a pond and access to the lake.โ›ต๐Ÿšค
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Bruce-the-sailor ( Recruit)
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