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Airboat - one rudder? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
Hi Steve The two models of your skimmer we have in our club both have two rudders. Others have built from scratch but all have moved to two rudders as this gives the best control. Our lake is large and perhaps on a smaller lake one rudder may be OK.

Details of new model club. by ronrees Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
FGSC is the Fishers Green Sailing Club, which is a full sized sailing and yacht club based beside several large freshwater lakes near Waltham Abbey. There is a special Model section which has sole use of two lakes at the club. The club is accessed via a road through part of the Lea Valley conservation area and parkland and is not open to the general public so our lakes are very secure and peaceful. More information is available via our Facebook page including directions on how to get there. We are a fairly new Model Boat club and are welcoming newcomers who wish to join. Please go to :- For more information or you can email our club representative at

Riva Chris Craft by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Finally the Riva completed. Numerous varnishing and rubbing down Dumas sent from America chrome fittings which gives really good finishing touch Built from plans and scrap plywood and veneer. So much more pleasure making than from kit. Will launch at Torrevieja boat club second Sunday of the month .

Newcomers? :) by ronrees Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi, Your post came up on my computer and if you live within striking distance of Epping, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Chigwell etc. We are open for new members at the Fishers Green Model Boat Section of Full size Fishers Green Sailing Club. I will be updating the details under the Model Clubs heading on the left of the screen, when I work out how to download a Facebook file across!!, so if your interested give me half an hour or so and have a look. Cheers......Ron Rees. (PS it is a lovely club. fabulous water and facilities....No committee and no politics!!)

Club Racer, One class by ronrees Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 18"/500g Club Racer, One class Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 30mm) Direct Drive to a 2820 x 1100kv (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy w/p. 30 amp (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is based on a Fairey Swordsman and is another of my own designs but made in Vac Formed Styrene for which the vac former was home-made as well. The model is designed specifically for youngsters and club members who want to race together. The boat only has 5 parts!! Top, bottom, rudder and servo cast assembly ( Polyester resin) and motor, prop shaft assembly also Polyester resin. A wooden frame that forms the seal and holds hull in shape. The whole top comes off. Its scarey fast and very tough (2mm styrene) and was made for under £25. Hoping build article will also go into MB magazine sometime.

London Model Engineering Exhibition by Skipper44 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
hey, where abouts does your model boat club operate? many thanks t

Eating Park Norwich by Gascoigne Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Heartily endorse. This club has some of the best sailing and clubhouse facilities in the country. Disabled friendly in every way complete with stairlift and helpful members.

Cwmbran Modelling Society by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
I suggest you try to contact The post is from last year but I do know from personal experience that several of my club members have been in similar situations and have benefited greatly from the experience. It's good to see that we have caring members who are prepared to help.

Tug - Made for taking photos of club boats by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
BRAVO ZULU! Great idea!

new model of boat by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
There is a club in Edinburgh (listed on this site), it uses Inverleith pond. I would suggest you contact them, find out when they meet, find out who sails the type of model you want and have a talk.

New year by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi all just to say happy new year to all our club members,and hope to see you at the waters edge this year. Cheers for now , ken

Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018 by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
The Midhurst model engineering show is on again at its usual time for this year. Many of us who regularly attend this event enjoy this show, meeting up with fellow boat clubs / enthusiasts and looking at all the other interesting engineering hobbies that are in attendance. The new centre complex at Midhurst is a great place to visit and provides great access for getting our exhibits in and out of the halls plus it has welcoming facilities including a small cafe and caters for those persons with disabilities. The date of the show is Sunday 11 February 2018. Many model boat clubs display along with huge model train displays, Mecano, etc. Not had confirmation yet but I beleive that the doors open at 10.30 hours for the public. Basingstoke Model Boat Club members will be out in force manning their stand. See 'The Grange' site for further details.

new model of boat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Welcome to the site. I suggest you buy a copy of the Model Boats Magazine to see what might appeal. You can then contact one of the advertisers to get more details. If you need a ready built model you can usually find one on e-bay or in a local auction. There are pitfalls and if you can find a local friendly Model Shop or Club they will guide you in the right direction. Good hunting

Welcome donnieboy from Canada 🇨🇦 by Ron Admiral   Posted: 15 days ago
Donnieboy built several of the boats in my harbour and is the Scale Captain in the Metro Marine Modellers Club, Toronto, Ontario. He is my “go to guy” .Watch for his harbour postings in the coming days.

Group meeting conversation by Krampus Captain   Posted: 20 days ago
I just wanted to share in a pic a typical club gathering conversation (LOL). Happy 2018 from Germany!