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as earlier message says 93 was an internet buy and was built in the fifties by a scots gent whilst serving in the royal navy and was built in the persian gulf. 94 was built by me in 1959/60 whilst doing my national service in the raf on the island of sylt germany sailed boat on my returnhome the lake at the exhibition park where my brother and i were members of the model yacht club no r/c in those days it was too expensive just a diesel engine and a rudder an away it went
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 £50 Per year adult and £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
[Score: 7/10] 40"/3000g PT 109 Capable of 9mph and a runtime of 30mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 600s (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2x Aquapower (30Amps) ESC - Comments: PT 109 The famous ww2 PT boat skippered by JF Kennedy (later to be President of the USA) This has be one of my have to have model boats and it was by luck that I found one for sale on a model boat club's web site in 2013, £100.00 later and a journey from Cumbria to Yorkshire and back, I had myself a ProBoat PT 109 This was a ready made RTR model when new and is 40in (1m) long, the boat needed some small repairs but after a test run I found that the running gear was noisy and on investigation discovered that both propshaft were bent and had no bearings from new, the couplings were just direct connections. So with great care I replaced both prop-shafts, propellers, coupling for two double Huco's (universal) and the single ESC by two new Aqua speed controllers and both motors with Graupner speed 600's Note I also foamed the front compartments to make it unsinkable in theroy.
The Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team are holding the first Come Mee the Team event at our new clubhouse. Our new clubhouse is located in the Explosion Museum, Gosport and we will be holding several events throughout the year where you can come and have a chat, have a look at the workshop, and see some of the Teams models. The first of these events will be 6th and 7th of May. Monday the 7th is also the Museums Family day - lots of stall and traditional May day games plus hopefully the Team will be able to do something to keep the crowds amused. The Sunday will see the Team getting ready for the Monday (and drinking tea) propably the better day for chatting to them! Unfortunately, though we have our own water, it is tidal and the sea is out for most of both days
Hi MouldBuilder As for radios they are the same, go for the Flysky. As for servos I think Futaba ones will work, but, the price of these from Hobbyking are cheap. The good balance will have auto cutout, but, check out club members to see what they use or model car clubs. The 1100kv has power to drive the boat. The kv rating is the base and multi by the voltage to get unloaded revs. 1100 x 11.1 volts(3s) 12210 and 4S(14-8volts) 16480rpm. Canabus
Hi Ed, welcome to the club! 😊 In my case it's lacquer fumes, despite the extractor/filter in the spray booth - and guess who forgot his face mask 😡 Anyway the (I hope) final lacquer coat on the cabin walls is presently hardening under the halogen lamp, then polishing with cutting compound. Getting there😉 BTW: Odd, I get notifications of yours and my post but nothing else!!?? Cheers Doug 😎
Hi wunwinglo, The water is plenty big enough for your uncles boat and there is about 300 metres to walk from the car park. If you decide to do this make it as early as possible in the year as during the summer the main water is used for commercial swan boats and bumper boats. The operators do not object to models being on the water when they are not operating but it is very difficult when they have customers. I have not been able to contact any club members and I assume that the club does not exist any more. I am interested in restarting the club if this is possible but it may take some time. Please use my e-mail if you wish to reply as I am having problems at the moment receiving e-mail from the forum. firstname.lastname@example.org will always get to me. Regards, Peter
Hi Keystone, Thank you so much for a very generous and thoughtful offer. I will certainly take this up if my uncle feels he needs it. I do not expect to do this until the weather is warmer and more reliable. Say April/May. Are you a member of the Paignton Club? I have unsuccessfully tried to find contact details for the Club to let them know what I want to do rather than just pitch up.
Hi. This might be a little too far as well. I live in Paignton. The local model club used to sail in the park behind Goodrington beach. There is a large pedal boat lake there as well which is not used at this time of the year. Hope you find somewhere suitable.
Hi mate, I am not in your area but have sailed with the Weymouth club on holiday, they sail on a superb water at the back of the harbour, great access from the carpark, right to the water's edge. They are in the club list, give them a ring to sort it out Mark