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    water is wet and so was I.
    Well here we are on my first sailing session since having my knee replaced. Arrived at lakeside about 10-15 am. ten minutes later whilst attempting to launch my launch Caroline which is 5ft long when I stooped down my knee gave way and I went head first into the lake almost sinking my boat. Thankfully there were lots of other club members around to haul me out. A good laugh was had by all but sadly nobody got it on camera. I didn't even get any photos of my 4 year old grandson controling my launch quite succesfully. My
    phone
    and watch both died as a result of the swim and some minor damage to the forward deck a hole about 1inch square and the loss of 1 fairlead. Otherwise it was a good session. I must remember to ask for help and not be so pig headed in the future. Thanks to the members who helped me out must find an easier way to launch and retrieve my large boats. Cheers Colin.
    10 days ago by Colin H
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Hello Martin If your
    phone
    is an i
    phone
    an Apple centre (or authorised repairer) can replace the battery, not sure what the cost would be though Good luck with the dry out. Cheers
    8 days ago by Brianaro
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Morning Doug. Stupid
    phone
    is sealed for life, sim and memory cards are in a spring loaded draw. I have been to
    phone
    repair centre and even they said its not openable, it seems that its drying out in the rice bag, I've got it on top of the dragons heat lamp so its constantly warm. I'll be trying it out tonight to see if I need to claim on insurance , if it works fine contract upgrade due in 2 months. My biggest loss was the watch, I inherited it from my dad when he died in 2008, I've sent it back to the maker to see if they can fix it. Boat damage on the deck is a delicate job, carefully pushing the broken balsa planks back up from inside and injecting with ezekote. Will see if wife's
    phone
    will take appropriate photos to show the repair process. Cheers Colin.
    8 days ago by Colin H
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Hi Colin, Very glad there seems to be no serious damage to you, your pride excepted!πŸ€” Don't know which
    phone
    you have but you can usually flip them open with a screwdriver or penknife. Look carefully around the seam of the back and you should find a recess about 3/8" long in the rear cover. Insert a flat blade screwdriver here and twist sharply to open it (Swiss Army knife is good for thisπŸ˜‰), then you can run your thumbnail round the seam to flip the back off and whip out the battery. Same procedure as when inserting a SIM card etc. If you haven't removed the battery from the
    phone
    then electrolytic corrosion has probably totalled it 😭 Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Maybe one of your SAS mates can rustle up a Robo suit? 😁 Who dares .....
    9 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    That's a great idea Martin, anyone fancy treating me for Christmas. I think I may try another club that has proper launching area such as Cwmbran in south wales, its only 42 miles away. Although the fall wasn't that bad, the safety of the older less able boaters should be paramount to any club. Over my many years of boating I've seen lots of clubs with safe launch sites, but also some really bad ones. So now I'm in my 70's and not as steady on my pins as I used to be and the wife is giving me grief about my safety. Well moan over for now, back to repairing the damage to my boat . The watch is totalled but my
    phone
    is drying out okay it seems that the rice system works, I only wish that the
    phone
    could be opened so that the battery could be removed and the inside cleaned properly. So I'm without a
    phone
    for the present.πŸ‘no one hassling me. Cheers Colin.
    9 days ago by Colin H
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Or put your
    phone
    in a bag of uncooked rice for a few days. Martin.
    9 days ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: Aero-Naut Classic
    Great post fantastic project - most of use Li-Po batteries without any issues allbeit in portable or laptop computers, some cell
    phone
    s, portable chargers and elsewhere. Heck, a standard alkaline 1.5 or 9 volt battery can cause issues if not properly used or placed under stress. But - I’ve made mistakes myself and come close to bad issues using power sources improperly or without heeding instructions such as using them full out without allowing them to cool. it’s all about using caution and precautions, understandably accidents do happen though
    2 years ago by Brucef102
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Understood Red. Just wondered cos several members have often reported problems uploading pics from
    phone
    s and tablets. I do have a Samsung mobile (and a vintage Nokia with fold out keyboardπŸ˜‰). BUT; I use them for phoning and SMS only, very occasionally the camera if I don't have my Pentax or Sony with me. I dumped or deactivated all Apps that I never use and don't want. Cheers, Doug 😎
    19 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Puzzled
    I always knew where to look on the old site for the latest posts, where do I look for them now. Like the new rankings, I never felt I deserved to be an Admiral. So far I've only used it on my android
    phone
    and like the look of it. Cheers Colin.
    3 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Hi Doug - not all of us possess dumb
    phone
    s - still use a desktop PC - not a laptop either. I see it was not I that was wrong ! Stephen - know that computers don't do what you want them to do- only what they want to do. Worked as a systems analyst for a few years - could not wait to get back to being a boring accountant ! No need for apologies - think its a thankless job when you only get moans when you get it wrong - never praise when you get it right
    19 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Hmm! Guess you're using a 'Dumb
    phone
    '.πŸ€” Try it from a PC. Cheers, Doug 😎
    19 days ago by RNinMunich
    Event
    NS - Austria Cup - Netolice
    NS - Austria Cup - Netolice When? 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019 How much? 08:30 - 17:00 Where? ATC Podrouzek, Netolice PetrΕ―v DvΕ―r 19 Netolice, Czech Republic Map link: ATC PodrouΕΎek, Netolice Opens in new tab GPS: 49 Β° 2'12 .444 "N, 14 Β° 11'4.679" E 49.036804N, 14.184633E Consultation: KLoM Vltava Ceske Budejovice Jaroslav Nyvlt, Cejkovice 46, 373 41 Hluboka nad Vltavou Mobile
    phone
    : +420 605 405 821 E-mail: nyvlt.jarda@seznam.cz Ing. Jaroslav Klomfar, A. Barcala 18, 37005 Ceske Budejovice E-mail: Jaroslav.Klomfar@seznam.cz
    1 month ago by Inkoust
    Forum
    Recent Down Time
    I have requested further information, although not holding my breath that they'll get back with anything useful. A few things have crossed my mind, there are data rows with special characters in them, although this is harmless, lots of emoji's of course, but that's acceptable within the utf8mb4 character set. There are a few blob data types, where json data is stored, none contain anything harmful though. More concerning is that they are even scanning the databases... that does mean they're checking through all user data. Not that there's anything overly sensitive in there (I always treat it as public anyway in case it's ever hacked, so no passwords are stored there, no bank details or anything), but there are websites which do store such things. I personally think it's wrong that they do this. Albeit a robot that does it... If spam is in the database, it's pretty harmless unless it's executed on the website and there are measures in place to prevent code from being surfaced. All web hosts are as bad as each other. They do do some things right, the files are daily backed up, the database will now be daily backed up with the files. Generally the support is quite good, not hours on the
    phone
    , more minutes. It's just they generally blame the customer for websites going down before they check if it's them.
    1 month ago by Fireboat
    Response
    Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    Hey Colin, Switch off the PC/Tablet/Dumb
    phone
    , whatever, and get on with your Commander,😠 or you'll never make the deadline! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    1 month ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Motor, speed controller
    Thought of building a simple Springer type tug as a rescue boat as there is no club locally - so sail on my own. Tried using my old Lindbergh tug quite often, can handle bad weather and has a surprising amount of power from a 7 pole (old printer) motor, but the pointy bow makes it difficult for rescues although it has worked from time to time. Any ideas on how to control the motors on a springer from a single speed controller as ESC,s are not only difficult to obtain they are also b..... expensive here. Perhaps I should try servo switching as I have a large stockpile of those. Have two ideal 380 motors , shafts props etc from a RTR toy type but of course the Radio/ ESC is not very much use beside being the multi channel 27 mhz type which even my cell
    phone
    (mobile) interferes with
    2 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Fatal Error - Half my Profile is missing! ;-/
    Yes Stephen, I have had similar problems with notifications in my emails. Thought it was my
    phone
    software. Cheers Colin.
    2 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    traders wanted for 2 day model boat show run by ellesmere port model boat club
    Hi Len Lynne Vaughan here ( we brought the model boat the night you had your 'lift' experience...) My home
    phone
    is 336 8920 I'm not a trader, but could I book a table for the Saturday to sell some modelling bits 'n pieces, plus one of my brother's model boats if it hasn't been sold by then. Please let me know if that will be OK, and how much I need to confirm the booking. Hope your arrangements are going well - I used to organise Neston Village Fair, so know the amount of hard work it involves putting on an event like this. Looking forward to it, and hope the weather is kind to you.😎 Regards Lynne
    3 months ago by vintagediamond
    Forum
    Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB
    Ahoy there! "at the risk of a flogging round the fleet" Marginally better than a keelhauling I supposeπŸ˜€ "officer on the port side is carrying his mobile
    phone
    " Paint it yellowish white Steve an say it's his Cheese sandwich!😜 Why is Deans suddenly synonymous with mobile
    phone
    s? What era was this boat anyway? Whenever I read of MAS boats I think of the Italian Navy in WW2! Cheers, Doug 😎
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB
    Another finished project and I have been ordered, at the risk of a flogging round the fleet, not to start any more until the winter. The close up of the deck shows the planking painted in blue B15, thanks for the confirmation reilly4. You will see that the officer on the port side is carrying his mobile
    phone
    in his left hand. I assume that's what it is as the figure came from Deans.😜
    3 months ago by cormorant
    Forum
    How can I expand the photos.
    Although the app is running very well on my android
    phone
    , I am unable to expand any of the photos. I used to be able to get full screen zoom on the old app, but it doesn't work on the new one. Am I doing it wrong. Cheers Colin.
    3 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    I
    phone
    APP
    It does not "kick me out" as such. Once I turn the
    phone
    off or close the App it erases the "cookie" so I have to log in again. This does not happen with other sites such as newspapers. Once logged in you are always in even after the
    phone
    is turned off and restarted.
    3 months ago by RHBaker
    Forum
    New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    After a year of development and lots of coffees, we're live! So what's new? Everything! πŸ’₯ Emoji's everywhere! πŸ‘ If you're posting on a smart
    phone
    you can use any number of 2,823 emojis (and growing every year). On desktop we add some of the most common ones to pick from. ⭐ New apps! The apps are now much more integrated and many of the previous bugs should now be fixed. πŸ”” Notifications... based on what you're interested in. Many areas of the website have follow buttons, you can follow individual members, blogs, forum threads, events, anything you want! πŸ’Ύ Auto-save posts... you can pick up a post you didn't submit on your desktop on your
    phone
    later on, or vice-versa! πŸ“Έ Uploads... photos can be uploaded directly, or imported from other accounts such as dropbox, google, facebook, instagram or twitter. πŸ“„ PDF files can be viewed immediately πŸŽ₯ YouTube videos are embedded everywhere, you can watch any videos posted and browse the website at the same time. πŸ‘€ New ranking system, we've gone from 9 different rank levels to 20! Consequently some of you will have changed rank, but we remain fair, like with the old website your rank is based on the helpfulness of your contributions. 🀞 New "how-to" articles sections. Like wikipedia, these are articles which anyone can edit and add to. πŸ”— Useful links can now be edited and added to. This section will update itself based on links posted elsewhere, but can be added to manually as well. πŸ›οΈ Online shop has seen a complete overhaul. Currently 10% off everything! β›΅ Membership is now split into three categories. Anyone who has previously donated will be shown as a contributor and will have their silver good conduct medal. Subscribe monthly and you'll get a gold medal! There's lots more that's changed like faster performance ⚑, better email and push notification controls, map integrations πŸ“, ability to flag inappropriate content 🚩, login with facebook, email confirmations, captcha tools to reduce spam... on the whole I hope it all adds up to a much more fun experience and a friendlier, chattier community πŸ˜€ Stephen 😎
    3 months ago by Fireboat
    Response
    Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger
    Hi there the plans were free issued in Model Boats July 1995 - they are a very simplified version of the real boat. They are very straightforward and easy to build from. Magazine Exchange has a copy of the magazine - but I don't think the plans are with it from their website. http://magazineexchange.co.uk/cw/model-boats-magazine-july-1995-issue.html but this gives you an idea what to look for - the Magazine - together with plans attached - do often come up on Ebay. To answer your question about the rudder; I just wanted to keep the rudder as per plan and sail the model as its fun to sail as it is - as you can see on the short video. By the way I do apologise for the video - the camera person was getting used to her new
    phone
    :-) John
    3 months ago by JOHN
    Forum
    Puzzled
    Not so puzzled now, got my head around the layout on my
    phone
    now. Cheers Colin. πŸ‘
    3 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    New Website Sneak Peak
    Hi. i have previously used my ipad but the new site loads but will not allow me to use any of the features, not even log in with face book .is this because i could not use the app before as my ipad version was to early and now its to early for the web site too. Im am sending this from my
    phone
    . Rogal.
    3 months ago by Rogal118
    Forum
    New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    Thanks for the new layout. I am on my mobile
    phone
    and it's working really smoothly. Easy navigation, and I am very Impressed. Well done and thanks for all your hard work. Cheers Colin. πŸ‘
    3 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Emoticons, Keyboards & accented letters
    On an i
    phone
    you can go to settings, general, keyboard and then add another language. A β€˜globe’icom then appears at the bottom of the key board allowing you to switch between languages
    11 months ago by Brianaro
    Forum
    smart
    phone
    problems
    I am on an i
    phone
    6. I had to install the app twice. Second time seems to work fine. Just saying in case you still have problems. Best of luck.
    2 years ago by Rstoteb
    Forum
    i
    phone
    App
    Have found the new site improvements well worthwhile. Are there any plans to give the I
    phone
    App a similar functionality? It would be particularly helpful for reading posts. Thanks R.H. Baker
    2 years ago by RHBaker
    Forum
    Model Boats 'IPad Application'
    Bit of a delay I'm afraid everyone. Apple has rejected version 1.4, so I've had to resubmit it, so it'll be another week! They were right to reject it it seems, although I don't know why it crashed still. Spent last night re-writing the software almost from scratch and I've now tested it on IOS6 and IOS7, both I
    phone
    and IPad with no crashing. It looks superb on IOS7 too! it has new splash screens which compliement the Icon, which makes the whole entry into the app very clean and smooth. I think it'll be worth the wait for everyone who has Apple devices! 😎 Stephen
    6 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Model Boats 'IPad Application'
    Yeah, it seems to depend, but I'm not sure what on! if it's not the internet speed, maybe IOS version? People with I
    phone
    's have had it too. it's as if it times out while trying to get the data and then just gives up completely and doesn't show anything. I'll poke around in the dark a bit more this week as I'm off work to see what I can do πŸ˜‰ Any updates do take time to go through Apple's approval process mind. I'll keep you updated if I make a break through! πŸ˜€ Stephen
    6 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    New server (again) πŸ˜›
    Just so you're all aware, In order to continue development of website and Introduce some new features I've decided to create a new server and will be moving everything over probably tomorrow (Sunday 20th) to which there may be some downtime, although I'm hoping none at all! It will fix some Issues we're seeing with connection resets and make posting new content more reliable. It's also necessary to Introduce push notifications to the next version of the I
    phone
    app (hopefully It'll be out next month) and will fix start up bugs In the current I
    phone
    and Android apps. There Is also another feature I've been developing which would mean people don't even have to come online to post comments and replies to others! More news on that later this year 😊 Thanks to everyone too, I'm seeing some great content online recently which really makes developing the site further great fun to do! πŸ‘ Stephen 😊
    7 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Christmas Presents
    HI Colin, I've spent this morning investigating the possibilities of adding it to the Simbian OS and have now submitted something to the Nokia store. I don't know how long it will take them to check it, it seems like they follow similar processes as Apple whereby they check new apps being submitted so it could be weeks!! But more likely hours to a few days. *correction, apparently it takes 5 to 7 working days, so it certainly wont be available until next year! I don't have a Nokia
    phone
    to test this application out on though, so I can only keep my fingers crossed it will work. Do let me know!! Hopefully I'll receive a notification of it being accepted/declined but have a search anyway. it's a bright yellow Icon!... searchable by just "model boats" and should have the same functionality as the Android and I
    phone
    apps. Having some difficulty with the IPad app at the moment too. But I'll update you all on that if I can get it working. With Apple I wouldn't expect to see it in the store for ages though, they do take their time πŸ˜‘ That only leaves the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and the Samsung App World! Why are there so many operating systems!? πŸ˜› ** App Updates - 28/12/2012 ** i
    phone
    /iPod Touch: Available iPad: Submitted (pending review) - but you can use the I
    phone
    version for now Android Google Play: Available Samsung Apps: Submitted (pending review) Nokia OvI Store: Rejected - Re Submitted (pending review) Windows Marketplace: Yet to be created Blackberry App World: Will not be created Stephen AKA app developer rookie!
    7 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Christmas Presents
    Merry Christmas to you all too! It's not a boat but I do have a gift for everyone, especially those of you with new
    phone
    s and tablets this Christmas πŸ˜‰ Download the Model Boats app!!! Available for Android and I
    phone
    's (iPad coming soon): A little gift I can give to all of you 😊 Stephen
    7 years ago by Fireboat


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