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    Bournville Illuminated Regatta
    HI ROB does Bournville cover
    insurance
    for sailing on open days or whats the arrangements
    9 months ago by Captain-Steve
    Response
    Cabin detail part 5 speed control & compass
    What do you mean when you say you will inspect it for real this weekend. Where are you going to find a REAL RAF Crash Tender. I didn't think there were ANY left in existence. I have seen MTB 102 several times and spoken to the crew of that day and when I asked could I come on board to have a look around, they always decline saying sorry
    insurance
    will not cover us for that.
    9 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    PS Waverley
    The local water company were responsible for my cellar flooding and "drowning" my "Sea Queen", they said to claim off my home
    insurance
    . Along with loss of all my dark room equipment and my radio control gear and sundry other kit it came to over a thousand pound. it took over three months to sort out.
    11 months ago by Wingcoax
    Forum
    1/24 crew figures
    My friend lived in a very similar house in Suffolk, dating back to the 14th C. He couldn't afford the cost of thatch
    insurance
    , so had it redone in second hand pegtiles. Looked lovely. We had to burn 25 tons of old mucky thatch that had lived under the corrugated tin for years. All in one long weekend! Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Tony O
    "Thus spoke Zarathustra, Harbinger of Doom and Gloom" Martin: if any youngster with a glimmer of interest stumbles across this site and immediately sees in 'Latest posts' comments such as Quote "F*** em all" and "My attitude, as ever, has to revert to "F*** 'em all", do you really think that that is encouraging? There are glimmers of truth in what you say BUT mis- and overuse of smartphones / I-Pads etc etc can be restricted by the use of apps designed for just that purpose. Apart from the fact that the parents (to a lesser extent perhaps also the grandparents) of course have a major guiding role in such matters. Or should have! And don't come with the old chestnut that the kids today can get around such apps. If that's really the case then leave 'em alone to go on to make their millions writing software, designing games or hacking banks and
    insurance
    companies! 😁 Those are the extreme exceptions though. As long as 'WE' live WE will not witness the death of model boating! Oh! and BTW: just because someone has other interests and a different attitude to life to your apparently somewhat blinkered one (e.g. w.r.t. 'woodies' versus functional working boats and ships), e.g. angling, does not mean he is a moron. That said it doesn't surprise me at all that you had no luck trying to start a club. Lighten up a bit and 'Live and Let Live'. Nevertheless, all the best, Doug😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Westie if you want more "OH"s I think my namesake Mantua Models have some. Re unglazed ones if you get a look at them before you buy there should be a little ridge inside that the "GLASS" sits on. if you cut your glazing material carefully--- A sharp tube is best to cut it with. A drop of canopy glue secures it well. Re
    insurance
    etc. I was hit behind the eye on the temple by a model weighing less than half a pound. A low speed bipe at that. it hit at an angle from behind & I was almost knocked out by it. A strong breeze took it off course. Anything bigger could have killed me I think. Quite a few planes went adrift that day with the wind strength what it was. 15 -18 MPH I think it was. No harm was done luckily Therefore I would have
    insurance
    from one source or other. Bring back MAPπŸ‘
    1 year ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    No power, no parks, no public, no weight. If however I had any of those, I WOULD insure. I once saw a pylon racer scream out of the sky and go THROUGH a lovely clinker built dinghy. THROUGH, mind you and into the mud tother side. Clean as a whistle., A few months later, a very happy dinghy owner was showing off his fully repaired and revarnished/painted small craft, thanking the unfortunate flyer for his wayward kite as he'd got a full rebuild off the
    insurance
    . That, not THAT long ago, was the 5 quid a year MAP
    insurance
    . No questions, no faffing, paid up a treat. Now if I were flying those projectiles, or anything that fast and that heavy in public I would insure. Now see what a clever circling back to boats I've done there Cheers, Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    very good points all, particularly Norman. Some artf models, foamies mainly, are far from that, I know, I've had some. So take for example a popular brand in small hobby shops, dynam. They make very good models, on a budget. They are ready to fly, once the receiver is in there. Β£120 ish gets a nice model, with something like a 5 foot span, so it can be big. Last one I had, after pre assembly checks, because I knew this would happen, motor firewall was loose, prop was on backwards, spar for wings needed attention as it didn't fit, some of the wires where labelled wrong, and the wheel retracts where both damaged by over tightening. I knew what to look for, but a novice Dad and Lad, buys a birthday present, assembles, goes to local footie field, and the inevitable happens. No range check, because they don't know about this no pre assembly checks no experience, or help (which is the benefit of a club) no
    insurance
    when the model crashes into the carpark and damages a car (ive seen this) Sorry, Ive taken this thread way off topic, so wont carry thsi on, apologies to the thread starter!
    1 year ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Do you NEED
    insurance
    to fly a model airplane no. Should you have it YES. its not very long ago a teenager was killed in Dartford. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1447013/Girl-14-killed-by-model-plane-after-near-misses.html You may take the position that this was a large(ish) model yours will be smaller. While I cannot locate a reff. I have a memory of a story relating to a child killed by a .049 powered model. This was many years ago. Your idea of a foamy probably being to light to do much harm sounds good until you consider how much mass it holds in ballast. Remember the energy of a moving object is given by 1/2 MV^2. if you have a flying site which is remote from other people and privately owned so there are no members of the public around then again your probably good to go. if however there are chances of other members of the public around then its foolish to take a risk which is not needed.
    1 year ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    I haven't heard of that over here, Doug, but it sounds like something I would consider, as it covers more. Last time I tried I couldn't get any sense out of the brokers at all. One couldn't even understand what a "model aircraft" was! Didn't exactly fill me with confidence that I'd end up with anything usable. I think if the British Model Flying Association was still the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers I would be far more likely to approach them, but the BMFA can go to hell with its naff logo too. Still don't see where chucking a foamy off a deserted cliff needs
    insurance
    ! And boats, round here? Nah. This is Fenland, Nothing and nobody. You need CAA permission for heavy kites over here too. Anything over 11Kg, I think, or a certain size. My old chum built a 1/4 scale Tiger Moth, with a 35cc petrol engine in it. He also has a 1/4 scale Stampe. Huge things. Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Most sensible folks these days have personal 3rd Party
    insurance
    , not just the obligatory car
    insurance
    ! Like all
    insurance
    ; if you ain't got it you will one day need it, if you've got it nowt will happen. Sod's Law 😲 Just look for one that covers operating RC models, or at least doesn't exclude it! Some insurers (here at least) offer it as an 'add on' for a peanuts annual premium. That's what I did here in Germany, 3rd party All Risks. Costs about €60 per annum but is not just for models. Would also cover me if I accidentally caused a disaster in a supermarket or whatever. Don't need any model club or association membership. Cheers, Doug 😎 The rise in premiums probably comes from the escalating costs of reparation, legal fees and exorbitant awards made to the 'injured party'. An unfortunate trend spilling over from the US. E.g. hundreds of thousands for folks who dry their poodles in a microwave just because the manufacturers instructions didn't explicitly say not to do that! According to new ATC laws here any flying model weighing 5kg or more has to have a fireproof plate fitted with full name and address. Above 20kg you need ATC approval.
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Five pounds will buy nothing now so it’s a bit silly comparing this. You could buy a bag of chips for 25p and a new bike for Β£25 but it all has no relevance. I’m sure you can get your own
    insurance
    but Β£3 a month is hardly expensive given the legal cover medical cover third party and public liability cover available. I never mentioned toy boats or yachts which are obviously slower. I don’t actually know any dedicated private model boat lakes where public have no access so there is always a risk.
    insurance
    is all about the risk. That’s what you cover. I bet pretty much the majority of model boaters have no
    insurance
    but that doesn’t mean it’s right. Planes are another matter and I believe anybody flying without
    insurance
    is reckless irrespective of how long he has been doing it. The risk is greater
    1 year ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    You're painting a worst case picture. I'm not against
    insurance
    as such, just the expensive nonsense after years of a very reasonable 5 pounds a year with MAP. Why couldn't whoever bought out MAP keep with the insurers. Things go up, sure, but 5 quid to 34? Where did that come from? I don't want to join a club, any club. Why can't I get
    insurance
    on my own account? it's stinks of a con to me. And as for insuring a model yacht or effectively a glorified toy boat, that's going too far. I don't do fast boats, not interested. And frankly, if Johnny has his hands in the water of a dedicated model boat pond, that's his parents look-out. if he puts his foot on the road in front of a cyclist he gets no protection. How did we ever manage to become enthusiasts in the good old days when we could sail anywhere and not worry about it? Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    you don't have to join a club . BMFA (British model flying association) will take none club members, you join as a country member. You don't actually have to take the proficiency test, but most clubs insist on it. Not only does it demonstrate a basic understanding, and basic competency of flight, electric, ic, petrol or free flight, its also an understanding of caa rules and safety. There is also the LMA (Large model association) which also carries public liability
    insurance
    . Flying without
    insurance
    just isn't worth the risk, imagine, on a nice hillside, nobody around, up on a thermal, and the tx fails, the soarer comes down, (anywhere as there is now no control) and hits an animal, or worse, a walker, would the Β£34 for a full year public liability
    insurance
    still seem expensive when you are hauled in court facing prosecution and possible imprisonment? Same with an rc boat, particularly a fast one, receiver packs in, boat is out of control, and little jonny has his hands in the water as it hits the bank, still don't think
    insurance
    is worthwhile? I bet a lot of people insure their mobile phone for more than Β£34 a year, by the way, Im sure BMFA
    insurance
    also covers other rc disciplines πŸ‘
    1 year ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Wingcoax, it's a soarer, a glider, it can't fly away and to get a certificate I would have to join a club and they are all too expensive. I know I can fly, I've done it before. My old chum who has designed and built over 50 model aircraft is a superb flyer and has never received a moment's "training" in his life. Perhaps if you want to do all that 3D aerobatic showing off stuff it's best to be insured and be checked out by someone who is better than you, but a bit of gentle soaring, assuming I can find somewhere in the Flatlands is just not serious enough to bother. IF I decided to go motorised I would have to consider
    insurance
    , but if it relied upon membership of a club, no, I'd have to stay with model boats, because flying clubs are just too much to justify. Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Martin, Please note that your comment about "no
    insurance
    " is misleading. All model flyers should be insured and proved competent by passing at least the BMFA "A"test. This is speaking as a former instructor and "B"certificate holder.
    1 year ago by Wingcoax
    Forum
    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Doug, that is a mystery as to why your Spektrum isn't both DS** As you say, UK was (still is officially) EU. Nice little bipe there. Looks like it should have an 049 and single channel RC with a "bang-bang" escapement in it. I've seen people do astonishing aeros with such a set-up. I'm not brave enough to try it. But I do fancy a flying wing soarer. No motor, no chance of fly away, no need for expensive
    insurance
    . Cheers, Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?...
    Right, gentlemen who know fings, here are shots of the wires I have. OK, I must have put the banana plugged wires in a box marked R/C Gear, I'm assuming, but the charger's wires mainly have brick red flat contact -containing plugs. However, none of my battery packs have those, they have the white things with two small round pins in 'em, one socket square, one round. The newest pack for binding duties has a little black jobby that fits the Rxs. Pictures included of all relevance. I tried to charge an old(ish) lead acid after making up a lead, but the charger put up a "Connection Break" legend on its screen. I assume that means, That one's f****d, mate. Fair enough, I thought it might be. But i still haven't worked out a lead to charge those green wrapped old NiMhs. I HAVE charged them before, because I have had two attempts at flying the aircraft. it went round in circles and then took a slate off my daughter's roof, proving that aircraft models really DO need
    insurance
    ! Anyway, enclosed are three pics. The shot of a Lipo is to show that I do have such things, but that dates way back and although not damaged or bulged hasn't been charged while I've had it. it was sent to me with 2 small outrunner brushless jobbies and a couple of brushed ESCs as a thankyou for sending plywood to a part of Britain that the PO won't go to with biggish parcels. Finally....I have today received my FlySky RC set and guess what? it all works, perfectly, out of the box. it's PRE-BOUND! Whoopee do! it musdt be an upgrade as it came with a small Li-Po battery pack for the Tx. and a charge lead from USB to Tx. body. That's all great, but how do I know how long to charge it for? it currently has what looks like a full charge on it, judging by the brightness of the LEDs. Getting used to a passable impression of my son's old Subaru front wheel and tyre (complete with vented disc and caliper behind!) will take a while. I am guessing that pushing the throttle trigger forward is like a brake on a car. I assume on a boat it would be reverse? The instructions are not in any way exhaustive! But hey...on a tatty old Futaba servo it all worked a treat. Here's the pics of wires. Cheers, Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    It's a sad day!.
    Hi Les-H, the Club answer is probably because they want you to join the club to get your subsciption money as many club issue you with included Third Party
    insurance
    . Money grabbing again.
    1 year ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    It's a sad day!.
    Hi, I sail in Liverpool at Newsham park. I emailed the city council some years ago to ask if I could sail an IC boat at Newsham park and also if I need third party
    insurance
    . They replied that I could sail an IC boat and no I did not need third party
    insurance
    . If you ask the committee from the boat club that sail there they will tell you different, as that is what they want, but it is untrue. Why don't you email the city council yourself and ask and when you get a reply, you can print it out and take it with you to the lake so no one can tell that you can't sail.πŸ‘
    1 year ago by Les-H
    Forum
    Radio in a yacht
    Haverlock, my Orange receiver can run on anything from 3V to 9. something apparently. Just seen a good Aussie review of it and he loved it. Reckons there are thousands out there all working great, albeit on shorter ranges. it's DSM2 like my Spektrum TX, but I don't have a clue what that's all about, as long as the TX and Rx are the same, I presume. Norman, you sound like me. I have had loads of different models. Never finished an aircraft because of the cost of
    insurance
    and club membership, but I have had them whilst deciding and I built an R/C car before there were such things as kits for them, but couldn't afford a working engine. Mine ticked over smoothly or screamed its nuts off, but nought in between. But the car had suspension from a leaf spring aft to adjustable torsion bars for the front. The spine of the chassis was two strips of stair runner making a backbone from which all else hung. it went very well if I could find anywhere big enough for the screaming engine! But I came back to boats as being cheap and yachts as they don't need lots of lecktrickery, which I hate, although I have got some models of historic speedboats in which I want to fit equally historic motors of which I have a small collection. Truth is, like my slot cars, I prefer to restore than create these days, although I have made the masters for dozens of car body kits over the years and am currently finishing a 1/6th scale Vincent Black Shadow pattern all in brass. Great to know that a holder full of four AA rechargeables will do for the boat. Thanks for that info. Now to see if I can find that nice new box full of Tx! Oh dear, I've moved since I bought it. Cheers, Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Our boating water
    Found it on Google earth. it's only 480 miles from us. Might pop up for the weekend sometime. We have friends not far from there in Fyvie, so could even make a break out of it. Shall we say, it's peaked my interest πŸ˜† I may have to work on the missus a bit to make this a goer, but you never know... lol I find it ironic, that I am going to Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire for a weeks break. As the name says, they have lakes. But I'm not allowed to sail my boats on them as they are for waterskiing. But are unused 90% of the time, but still no permission to sail (even though I have
    insurance
    from my model boat club membership) Sad really, and are waste of good sailing waters. Ho hum, that's life. Cheers all, Dave W 😊
    1 year ago by rolfman2000
    Place
    Thanks for a warm welcome
    I Have just joined the Darlington & District Model Boat Club on Wednesday 14th March 2018. What a great bunch of lads. The club house is on the sites of a Victorian former reservoir which is about 88m x 85 m and about 2m deep. The water is accessible all the way round and has launching area on one side. The club house is a brick building with a meeting room, toilet, storage area and a building/repair area. Sailing/meetings are on: Wednesdays 9.00am -16.00 Sunday 8.00am - mid day. Membership fee is Β£50 Per year adult and Β£5 for a junior. This includes Third party public liability
    insurance
    very important and often overlooked. Location The Waterpark, Middleton St George, Darlington, Co. Durham DL2 1JG
    2 years ago by CB90
    Forum
    WTF
    Ooops! 😭 Would love to see the Captain's Report, and the
    insurance
    claim! πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Saddening Event!
    Sent an email to the folks at Dumas. I just hope they put
    insurance
    on my package!
    2 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Prop Shop
    That seems to be the way it is now with
    insurance
    companies. They never want to pay out more than they have to. Always read the fine print when you do get
    insurance
    to make sure that everything is covered.Sometimes you may have to pay a little bit more.
    2 years ago by Donnieboy
    Forum
    Prop Shop
    Sadly the
    insurance
    company wouldn't pay out enough to get the business up and running again.
    2 years ago by kmbcsecretary
    Forum
    Too Powerful Brushless ?
    Hi Mark, all good stuff, as ever from youπŸ‘ Just one thing; Prop Shop has ceased production after the fire they had. Probably only still trading until rest stock is sold and the business then wound up. πŸ€” So I would go straight to Raboesch http://raboeschmodels.com/index.php/en/ (or Krick here in Germany) for cast props and suitable matched shafts. You can download the whole catalogue from their site to browse at your leisure πŸ˜‰ This is the announcement on the Prop Shop site Cheers Doug 😎 http://www.prop-shop.co.uk/ "Welcome to the Prop Shop web site. AS YOU ARE PROBABLY AWARE A FIRE IN APRIL 2017 SERIOUSLY DAMAGED OUR PRODUCTION FACILITIES. SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING OUR CLAIM WITH OUR
    insurance
    COMPANY. JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS A SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED. REGRETTABLY THE AMOUNT WE HAVE BEEN PAID IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ENABLE US TO FULLY RE-ESTABLISH OUR PRODUCTION CAPABILITY. WE MUST ADVISE THEREFORE THAT THE DECISION HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN FOR "PROPSHOP" TO CEASE TRADING. WE WANT TO THANK ALL OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OVER MANY YEARS AND SINCERELY HOPE YOU FIND SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS THAT MEET YOUR NEED. REGARDS, PROPS SHOP TEAM January 2018" πŸ€”
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    none
    yes and i have not blown myself up yet!!!!
    insurance
    people please note.
    2 years ago by lesliebreame
    Forum
    Circle43's USCG boats
    I also have suggested he refrains. Unfortunately he has chosen to continue so we will have to hope he alters his choice. I attended a course on written communication many years ago and received book "The Plain English Story" ISBN 0-907424-01-5 by Martin Cutts and Chrissie Maher. This identified many cases of all capitals in
    insurance
    Documents (etc) in small type. Also formed the basis for the format of most of our Govt documentation to this day. Age has nothing to do with the ability to read a document. Our brain follows the pattern of the letters and recognises a Capital as a name/place/etc or as a new sentence. Speed readers are able to use this to good effect. Two or more capitals act similar to a red traffic light and stop the reading flow and make us read each letter.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    What paint type
    Hi Mark, Deutsche Post is not the arbiter of carrier charges here! In my experience, either way between D and UK, DHL and DPD are the most reliable and quickest with international Tracked and Signed incl.
    insurance
    . Latest example was the PT Boat I bought from Basil's dad! All charges including
    insurance
    were 14.95 and it arrived in two days!! The value was well over 25 quid and the German customs didn't bat an eyelid. I've bought several items from Component shop and Micron Radio, each order over 25 quid, all came via DHL in a few days with never more than 10 quid P&P, and the German customs never interfered. Royal Mail and UPS are the most expensive, take much longer (ca 5 to 10 days) and are much more finicky about what they will transport. Worse; if they don't like something, e.g Lixx batteries or paints etc, they just destroy it and hard luck mate! 😑 Oh, and Fedex from the States seems to attract unwelcome and expensive attention from customs here πŸ€” So if I see 'Origin USA' on FleaBay or Amazon I look elsewhere! (America First!!)? Moral: check which carrier the supplier uses or specify your preferred carrier where possible. Many suppliers offer a choice, found under 'Delivery information' or similar on their website. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks and only just seen this. I am so sorry to hear about you situation. Hope you get it all sorted out soon. I have so much model stuff in my shed, Brick built. I have the
    insurance
    company cover it for Β£5k. Even then I don't know it that would cover it as it also contains a mega amount of fishing tackle. That alone must be over half of the amount and with about 20 model boats and heaps of radio gear I wouldn't think it would cover half of the shed contents. Good luck I hope you get sorted soon.
    insurance
    companies can be a bit crappy at times.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    Great news regarding the
    insurance
    , so sorry you are in so much pain. Dont forget the hours of building time as well as kit, paints, adhesives etc, make them pay for their failure to maintain the tree Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    We have managed to cut and remove the tree with the help of local farmer and his telehandler. Son has put scaffolding all round the building now and is starting to remove sections of the collapsed roof, with a bit of luck should be able to see inside tomorrow. Son thinks that my working area seems to be the worst affected area by he said there seems to be a couple of boats on the floor in the corner. So fingers crossed something has survived. There were eight boats undergoing repairs, my wife's swordsman, and her two launches, a Norstar Fireboat, a sea commander, a 48" bounty waiting for rigging, my dads old Sea Queen, and a 34" Huntsman having a repaint. As for
    insurance
    , mine said I should claim on the trees owner as it wasn't mine. Might be a problem there it was on communal land owned by housing association. Anyway not much I can do till its safe to go in. Must say my son and his two mates haven't stopped from 8-00 this morning till now. By for now Colin.
    2 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    Sincerely hope something is salvageable.
    insurance
    ? Doesn't compensate for the blood sweat and tears I know, but something. Hope your 'Yard' is soon back up and running. All the best Doug.
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Individual
    insurance
    Hi , B.M.F.A. Do do a single person
    insurance
    scheme. I think it's called country member. Through them you are covered for all Model activities. I know it's predominantly for flying but if you do not fly the cost is cheaper. Worth while giving them a telephone call to find out the details.They are very good at explaining things to you, and make it easy to understand. Hope this info is of use to you.cheers, ken.
    2 years ago by KenThompson
    Forum
    Individual
    insurance
    As a club member I am covered by the clubs
    insurance
    but does anyone know of an
    insurance
    company that will insure on an individual basis. There are general modelers
    insurance
    s available but is there one specifically for model boaters as if you have a general modelers
    insurance
    this includes model aircraft which I would have thought would have a very much greater risk factor hence being more expensive. A model aircraft can do a great deal of damage and injury to a person or property while it is hard to believe that a scale model boat can.
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    Individual
    insurance
    Our club provides 2 types of Public Liability
    insurance
    combined in one policy. First it insures the "club and it's officers" as an entity and additionally each member is personally insured for (a) " modelling activities of every kind within the E.U. " and "member to member accidental damage to models " The club should provide you with all these details at each membership renewal.
    2 years ago by kinmel
    Forum
    Individual
    insurance
    Hi I used to have
    insurance
    with Walker Midgley http://www.towergatepartners.co.uk/walker-midgley-brokers/home/. when I was a member of the A.M.S. This is also the Company that the last two club's I belonged to used. Fred
    2 years ago by Fred
    Forum
    Individual
    insurance
    As Dave M has said my own club has an
    insurance
    policy built into the annual fees, having checked this covers me in the UK and Europe, our secretary supplied me with a copy so i can prove
    insurance
    to any club for their waters. Have sailed like this on many club sites and in France and Holland. Regards Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Individual
    insurance
    Most model boat clubs offer
    insurance
    as part of the membership fee. My own club is no exception and we introduced this benefit to protect all our members in the event of an accident resulting in a claim for 3rd party damages. Previously we had relied on members arranging their own
    insurance
    , but it became increasingly difficult to ensure that every member's
    insurance
    was current and up to date as it had been taken out at different times. I agree generally model boats are less likely to give rise to a claim as compared to a flying model or even a model car as they are sailing in water and therefore not near the general public. However accident can and do happen and the club and all its members may be held responsible so Club
    insurance
    is really important. We live in a society where it is common practice to blame someone else for our own actions and organised clubs and societies make easy targets. I suspect the biggest risk is when the models are on the bank or at a display where masts and other sharp bits can cause injury.
    insurance
    cost is based on the risks and probability. The larger the user base the more spread the risk and the cost. I suspect there are insufficient model boaters so insurers prefer to offer cover for all modelling risks. I do believe MPBA have a country members scheme that may suit your purpose, however it works out at twice the cost my club charges members for
    insurance
    . Sail safely Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Place
    Sailing days
    Hi, We sail on a Wednesday and Sunday. During the lighter days it is 5.30pm, when the evenings close in it is 2pm. You must have Β£5million public liability
    insurance
    and a letter of permission from the local council. Hope this helps.
    2 years ago by HoweGY177
    Forum
    Property Damage
    Ok chaps .We paid the Β£90 ourselves as wife does not want the bother .I can't get about and wife barely so attending hearings etc is out. if I was fit I would have gone ahead with the claim. if we had tried OUR
    insurance
    our excess is greater than the claim. So went for the easy life .My son's mate promises to pay me back but can't help thinking the whole thing is con. We'll see. Thanks for all replies/ John O/TπŸ‘
    2 years ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Property Damage
    i would imagine that the NHS or whoever runs the ambulance service must have public liability
    insurance
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    new brighton model boat lake
    I believe they are all Public and the clubs will certainly welcome fellow modellers. Just make sure you introduce yourself before switching on and sailing to avoid any frequency clashes! They may require you have Public Liability
    insurance
    if you are sailing when the club is in attendance, and as they are in a Public area it would be in your best interests to have such cover. I sail in Cheshire with Crewe MBC at Boundary Park, near Knutsford on a private lake but we welcome visiting members and have Club
    insurance
    to cover visiting modellers as guests. I'm assuming you are not talking IC, steam or very fast electrics as many waters have restrictions on such use. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    schumschimmer
    There goes her
    insurance
    rates, right through the roof! By the way does she come with plenty of life vest? Sure you'll have it all figured out, before the next Maiden Voyage...πŸ‘
    2 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Property Damage
    There should be a process for claiming damages and you will need to contact the Legal Department for the NHS. Where I am there is one at the nearest large hospital some 4 miles away. If you are a member of a trade union, they usually have a legal department who can advise you on matters like these. Failing this you can get info off the Citizens Advice. There are many paths available to making a claim, one of these being the ADR, (Alternative Disputes Resolution). This is where there is mediation takes place and in certain circumstances an Ombudsman will become involved. This method tends to be used more as an alternative to the Small Claims Court and to what I understand it is used quite often now and in the event of you taking your claim to the court the judge may ask you if you have taken the ADR route prior to getting a writ issued. If you were to use your home
    insurance
    policy it is advisable to check with your
    insurance
    company first in case it has detrimental effect on your future premium. On the other hand you may find that the NHS would offer you compensation on submission of your claim as they would not want to continue with a lengthy and costly legal case. Boaty😁
    2 years ago by boaty
    Event
    Open Day at Warminster Model Boat Club 10th September 2017
    Hi All Just a quick add to your diaries, Warminster Model Boat Club has an open day on the 10th September 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. It coincides with the local Carnival fundraising event at the park. We have wonderful facilities and all who have visited in the past have enjoyed themselves. To sail you must have 3rd Party
    insurance
    . A full map is available on our site. Please note that parking will be restricted on that date, however, there is plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets or in Morrisons supermarket opposite the park for 3 hours http://warminstermbc.co.uk/open-sailing-day-10th-september-2017/
    2 years ago by andy_mart
    Event
    Colwyn Bay MBC - 2017 Regatta is cancelled
    The 2017 Mayor's Cup Regatta that was due to be held on 23rd July at Colwyn Bay has had to be cancelled and may not return in future years. We are in the process of moving to our new lake and we are yet to install all the facilities there. There is also the small matter of obtaining the necessary Licence, plus H&S and
    insurance
    approvals to hold large events there. Thank you to all the clubs, traders and individuals whose support over the years made it all possible.
    3 years ago by kinmel
    Place
    CADMA. Conisbrough & District Modelling Association
    CADMA was founded in 1985 by a small band of local boat modellers who met in the Conisbrough Library. The club was constituted as a general modelling club to be known as the Coinsbrough and District Modelling Association, (CADMA). The first president of the club was the late Basil Copley M.B.E. CADMA dug its own lake at the Millpiece, the site of a former water powered wood mill in the shadow of the majestic keep of Coinsbrough castle. As the club developed and numbers increased, a larger sailing site was needed. We meet every Sunday from 12.30pm at the fountain area of the main lake complex on LAKESIDE BOULEVARD. Electric and steam powered vessels are permitted but not internal combustion engines. We are licensed by the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough council to use the lake and we carry Public Liability
    insurance
    . This is the only licensed site for the sailing of model boats in the Doncaster area.
    3 years ago by happysailor


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