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South Manchester Model Boat Club by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Chris, Let me know when you're having an open day and I will try and get my club along to join you. Thanks.

South Manchester Model Boat Club by johnfastboat Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Chris, Many thanks for contacting me. You are right I will be joining a Club and yours does look to be the closest to where I am now living. Which brings me to the point of contacting you re membership. Perhaps you could contact me via this sight. Kind Regards John P Saterlay

South Manchester Model Boat Club by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Chris, How do you access, the lake? is near parking available, what about visiting sailors? Regards Mark

South Manchester Model Boat Club by ChrisPSR Recruit   Posted: 9 days ago
We were established in 1980 as the Platt Fields Model Boat Club with two objectives: To promote the construction and sailing of model boats To organise, hold and attend model boat competitions In 1998 we decided to change the name of the Club to the South Manchester Model Boat Club so as to better reflect our location and the area of population we serve. The Club has the exclusive use of the Platt Fields Park boating lake and sails there every Sunday morning from 9.30 am until approx. 1.00 pm. Visitors are always welcome, but why not become a member. Sailing is permitted at other times on this water provided permission is first obtained from the Park Managers office, and a current Club membership card is produced. We have established a reputation for being a relaxed and friendly Club and currently our membership stands at 18. Although a small club, we have a very large a varied selection of models, with no specialisation or favour given to any particular branch of our hobby (scale, warship, sail, fun, fast electric, etc.) although there is a strong IOM., section and other racing interests. Our well equipped Club also has exclusive use of a large club room at the lakeside with kitchen facilities where we hold our club meetings on the first Sunday of each month at the end of the scheduled sailing period, along with IOM., race practise on most Tuesday afternoons.

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
No box on my mobile app, but will be there.

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 9 days ago
Yes, but are you attending? Please tick the appropriate box top right hand corner of first post if you are.

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by WorcesterModelBoatCl Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
I hear there could be the odd boat or two... 😋

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
Thank you for the kind thoughts Ed. I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures and hopefully a movie. Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
As the first International Member of WMBC. I guess I will have to say that, I'll be attending in spirit! As I'm across the pond, but would love to be there so! I would like for all the Members of WMBC to have a lot of fun. Please post pics! Ed.👍

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Looking forward to it. Must get the prayer mat out to the gods of the sunshine and do as many hail Mary's as I can muster 😀

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
Our recently established, but rapidly expanding club, https://www.worcestermodel style='background-color:yellow;'>boatclub.co.uk/ is holding its first open day at Cob House Country Park, Worcester Road, Wichenford, Worcester WR6 6YE. Our stand will be part of a Vintage Vehicle Day, organised by our hosts http://www.cobhouse.org/event/vintage-vehicle-day As well as a static display, there will also be the opportunity to sail on the lake, which adjoins all the amenities of the Mayfly Cafe. Parking is free and the cafe overlooks the lake. http://www.cobhouse.org/mayfly-cafe/ For more information please visit our website or contact us at www.worcestermodelboatclubuk@gmail.com

Brushless in or out by canabus Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Sonar I have used both in boats and with no watercooling. No problems with both types. The in runners are good for replacing brush motors as the 35mm brushless motor are the same bolt holes as the 540 brush motors. My first brushless was a Trackstar 17T 2400kv into an old rc car, 90watts to 550 watts, turn it into an insane rocket. The main brushless motors we use in the boating club are Hobbyking 3639 750 and 1100kv, 3648 1450kv and the outrunner D3548 1100kv with a 2 blade 40-50mm props. ESC's are the car 60 and 100 amp which handle 2S to 4S Lipo batteries.

Stanborough Lake. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi All. Does anyone here sail at Stanborough Lake in Welwyn Garden City? I'm looking for somewhere for the maiden voyage and regular sailing of my 46" Crash Tender when it's finally finished. I'd like to know what the access and parking is like and whether it's a good place to run a boat like mine. Also, what's the local model club like? All advice and suggestions gratefully received. Thanks. Rob.

3 Footer on a very rare outing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Martin Crash Tenders were to be used for fire fighting and as rescue craft for Flying Boats after the war. The Comet put paid to intercontinental Flying Boats so the two boats were never used for their intended service and no more were ordered. They were only intended for inshore use so range was never a consideration and the quoted speed was 28 knots. During the War the RAF had many fast recovery vessels that were much closer to the MTB and MGB used by the Navy. One of our deceased club members Brian McAllen actually worked (as a chippy) on the Crash Tenders during his service in the RAF marine branch. He made many models of Crash Tenders and all had massive Brushed motors and were very fast. They look splendid on the water and possibly because of the Aerokits versions are very nostalgic for many of a certain age. Dave

"Vanity" leaves the building board by Westquay Captain   Posted: 17 days ago
Ah, my replacement copies of Plank-on-Frame Models have arrived. Indistinguishable from the copies I lent and never got back. I simply cannot be without these books. I've had them since I was wee loddy in Devon, when my love of quality model boats began. I was a member of the Thames Ship Lovers and Ship Model Society and got my first ever proper commission through them. Where are they now? They were one of the main London based clubs at one point, meeting in a Pub in the West End on a Tuesday night. I believe the magazine Model Shipwright came about through those meetings. Now, even that magnificent organ has gone. What is it about model boaters? No TSLSMS, no Scale Sail, no Model Shipwright. And no doubt Maritime Models has gone in Greenwich and Model Shipwrights in Putney. For a maritime nation all this is a disgrace. Martin