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A SPLASH IN THE WATER by onetenor Captain   Posted: 9 hours ago
Doug I know what you mean about knowing which way the wind is blowing. One cold April day when I was 17 I had to strip to my undies to get to a 9 yr old who fell into Newsham Park model boating pond. Everyone else was standing shouting instructions to the poor lad. I ran round half the pool to get to him just as he had gone down for the third and last time.I had to pick him off the bottom. His heavy overcoat which bouyed him up at first had got logged and dragged him down.When I got him to the bank he was breathing ok but as I got out the wind hit me. Luckily it was just up to my Nuts so only a bit of my undies got wet . Y fronts.I got a letter of commendation from Shipwreck and Humane Society . And his mum put a thank you letter in the Echo as I hadn't wanted the publicity so didn't know who I was. But as you said you do know where the wind goes.😋👍😜

various by lesliebreame Commander   Posted: 11 hours ago
Another fine days boating at Ilfracombe. Boats are my experimental coal fired turbine [needs more pressure !! ], Gordons Hydro and Duncans /My steam paddle boat.

First Run by canabus Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Guys Well today is the day. CG of the boat at 410mm from the bow and it sits in the water on the waterline. Cruised of at a slow pace with camera man taking pics. Up to 1/3 throttle and up on the plane, nice smooth turns with the rudder. Water flying all over the place!! Up to 1/2 throttle and sitting up nice on the plane. The boat handling as smooth as butter, the spray of water from the boat is about the same as one with spray rails. Pop up to full throttle and well pass scale speed, but by this time the camera man was not keeping up to the job. Totally happy with the boat, but still requires a few bits to finish the job. Enjoy the pics and happy boating. Canabus

Knightswood Model Boat Club Glasgow by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Knightswood Model Boat Club Club Glasgow helping out on the Knightswood Family Fun Day. Great excitement for everyone including the youngsters.

GALA DAY VARIOUS by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Knightswood Boating Club Glasgow. A pipe band was in attendance today, making the fun and excitement even more intense. Why did I think this was going to be a small affair. I was so wrong. Well done Knightswood Boating Club.

GALA DAY VARIOUS by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Knightswood Boating Club Glasgow. Part 2. Again, great day with smashing stalls and a childrens play centre, with Knightswood Club providing a variety of small power boats for the children to get "Hands On' experience. It was a joy watching their faces when they realised it was THEM that was actually sailing the boat's. My only regret I didn't have my small grandson with me.

GALA DAY VARIOUS by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Knightswood Boating Club Glasgow. Great day out for everyone, from babies, children and those who should know better. Smashing atmosphere and I got a free coffee just for being there.

Richmond Park Boating Club Glasgow by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
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Albion by Baggie Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Ha... a day later and it is used for boating... albeit canoeing! Palma next to the Cathedral. 👍

Albion by Baggie Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Whenever you see a stretch of water think... this would make a great boating place... ha! 👍

Albion by Baggie Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
This looks like an ideal boating lake - Next to Palma Cathedaral, Mallorca! 👍

Juntilla by Krampus Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
So, here's my current project in the works. I got a nice 25-inches Deep-Vee fiberglass hull a while ago and now (finally) have a concept for it. Almost by accident I came across a plan for an American bass boat which in turn reminded me of a boat that caught my attention when I was a kid while reading a boating magazine. The boat is a 28-footer from a now defunct firm named Uniflite. It was a small deep-sea sports fisherman called "Salty Dog". Uniflite was very well known within the American boating circles during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Uniflite created and supplied PBR river patrol craft to the US Navy between 1965 and 1972 for rivers in Vietnam using an already existing pleasure boat hull and adapting jet nozzles for propulsion. So, I just created a prototype template of the cabin so more to follow 😎.

yacht by lesliebreame Commander   Posted: 12 days ago
i thought that power should give way to sail !!! you can have a lot of fun boating without spending much. this little Americas Cup yacht cost me a fiver in the flea market and after fitting a rudder servo it is brilliant fun !! Les Breame

Miss England 6 by Novagsi0 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Bournville boating lake. -West midlands

Age of steam by Novagsi0 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
You could always make a Kitchen's Patent Reversing Rudder to control the speed I made one once but never fitted it to my steam boat. It requires 2 servos to open close the direction, and speed control is made by open more or less both sides engine runs at constant speed. I guess on a boat that small it may be tricky to modify at this stage. Happy boating!!.