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Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
Our recently established, but rapidly expanding club, 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 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. For more information please visit our website or contact us at

Glue by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
PS Some pics of the U26 installation (ca 2008) showing the rubber seal I fixed. It's still going strong! 😎 Hmm! Don't know why the site displays the photos in the wrong sequence!? Maybe Dave_M knows or can find out and fix it!? 😎

yawl Argyll by solo1274 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 18 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 41"/5000g yawl Argyll Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a sailing Yawl base on the yacht Argyll. The hull is 41" long with a full keel. There is a single drum winch servo that controls all the sails. In the static display mode she has 2 head sails as per the real boat. When rigged for radio control sailing the 2 head sails are replaced for a single head sail. The radio control equipment is an older Spektrum D6 with a Spektrum receiver. The hull is an epoxy construction and was given to me by a club member an that was down-sizing. The sailing rig was all made by myself.

Mobile Marine Bonanza Day by HoweGY177 Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
Mobile Marine Bonanza Day from 10am, Great day out, food stall on site, Trade stands and displays from local Clubs. No entry fee. Site is near Lincoln show ground. Mobile Marine have their own web site locate it on Google for more details.👍

Sweet Sue by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi John. Go to video gallery. Click on. Scroll through the first page and you will come across 3 videos of Sweet Sue Steam launch. The first one is a test run up out of the water. The next 2 videos are taken at Kowhai Park. I've just checked all 3 and they are displaying. If you still have trouble Google up you tube and search for Sweet Sue Steam launch. They're in there too. Cheers Kevin

Li-Poly batteries by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
to add to that, its also regarded as good practise to balance charge the lipo, using the balance lead, and and appropriate lipo charger, I believe all lipo chargers have this facility. This means the cells are all equal when fully charged, and you can view this on the charger display. It also means that none of the cells will be overcharged, and risk fire etc. The down side is that as the charger enters the final stage of balancing and achieving fully charged, it takes a while, as the current reduces, so patience is a virtue, and never leave unattended whilst charging, that applies to all chemistry, I have seem a nihm explode due to over charging, its not just this lipo myth that is risky!😉

Progress on Jet Sprint hull by Midlife306 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Rod, I'd love to build a 1/4 scale Jetstar that was used as a tender for Bluebird K7. The original Jetstar is on display at the Ruskin museum at Coniston Cheers Wayne

Using old motors by Westquay Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave, many thanks for your answer. I wanted a scale speed of 25-40mh, so much slower than the real speed of that figure. As long as they just about plane I'll be happy. I've been trying to get a Bob's board for ages. My old friend has a few in his loft. He used to make all the display models, aircraft and boats, for Bob's models. My R/C gear at it's earliest is Mini Hex from 1971 or Digimac. I can't get the REP single channel I once had, but which was stolen. I should say that my old Crash Tender (which I really should finish some time 53 years later!) always ran a treat with it's Supermarine Special, using said REP sytem. The Basset-Lowke motor is a permanent magnet type so will probably be OK with an ESC, but I have no idea what sort to use as I don't understand them. All I read seems to suggest that they are either expensive or unreliable. And they need "programming", which totally puts me off! I have no model boat clubs near here, so would just use the local canalised river which has both sides accessible and is rarely used by full sized boats. But at least I don't have to worry about other R/C users. Looks like the world is much the same for old motors after all. Cheers, Martin

Ketch Irene by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Pic 1 shows the drop keel & rudder extended. The carrying handle will hold it up until in the water. The stand doing the same when on display. Pic 2 the sail arm servo & the plastic tubes for control lines.

Model Steamer Club Spring Show 2017 by Pioneer Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
Come and join the Model Steamer Club at Rouken Glen pond, Glasgow, for their Spring Show. If you have a steamer model, turbine, paddler or modern Calmac vessel then bring it along. Join us and sail 'doon the watter' to our 1:48 scale model piers of Blairmore, Arrochar, Tighnabruaich, and Kepple. Come and enjoy the best setting for model boating. Secure display area, launching platform, an excellent café, toilets and a snack kiosk. We can guarantee typical Clyde weather!

GVMBC Open Day by NeilHodson Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
10am until 3pm Static and Sailing Displays Guest Models welcome with prior notice 'Have-a-Go' boats Raffle Cake Stall

Marine Lake Rhyl by kinmel Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
It is not used for model boats, not even when our club does static displays at events there. It is filled with sea water and the salts cause a few problems. It is also used by jetskis, powerboats towing skiers, canoes and windsurfers. None of whom are noted for their slow careful navigation. There are plenty of other far better places to sail models in north Wales.

Ketch Irene by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Hammer Your build looks as if going to be really interesting, Are you building it from Scratch? Will it be RC or will it be Static display? If RC will you be putting an auxiliary motor as in the real one.

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Attended on Saturday and enjoyed looking round the club stands and chatting to friends. The usual traders were in attendance so I was able to select and buy the supplies I required. The bring and buy was doing a brisk trade and there was plenty on offer for those who wanted a ready to run to some nice bare hulls as well as part completed ready for restoration. Entrance was through the usual main door and there was a catering facility available on site. Plenty of boats on the water including displays by the Lifeboats Enthusiasts Socy. Hope to be attending again next year. Dave

Model Boat Convention - Haydock Park by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hundreds of models on display under cover with Specialist Trade Stands. Model Boat & Model Boat material and equipment traders. Children's activities, including 'have a go' and outside activities. Clubs and Individuals Exhibiting. £9.00 for Adults Children (under 5 free) 5 to 16 £3.00 Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm & Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm Refreshments and snacks available on site. FREE Parking Disabled Facilities