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54 year old Crash Tender by boaty Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Great job being done there Martin. My memories were of my Veron Viceroy in the 1960s with Taycol Asteroid sailing on New Brighton model boating lake rapidly going through 4.5 volt cycle lamp batteries wired up in series. I am made up to see a very original Crash Tender as the one I have now is a 1962 version I restored in 2014 from a wreck that was about to be binned which I bought for next to nothing from another person. in Ellesmere Port . On examination there was no evidence of the boat having an I.C engine but I did manage to find some mounting holes which appeared to match those of a Taycol Standard. This was a coincidence as Taycol did use photos of a 34 inch Crash Tender powered by the Standard in some of their advertisments including the leaflet that was supplied in the box with their range of motors. Boaty😊😊

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have enjoyed the show at Ellesmere for many years, last year it was evident that something was wrong with the cafe closed etc, hope to see you guys next year at your new home. Good luck with the new show Mark

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Until last year we hosted the March Model Boat Show at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum, but dwindling space and the Museum,s lack of proper support with regard to advertising, sadly caused us to not go ahead with it this year. We are planning, however, to have a Model Show in May 2019 at our new venue. Hopefully many of the traders will support this, watch this space!!!!

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Our sailing water at Hooton.

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
We formed in about 1989 as "The Boat Club" based at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. In the nineties we changed the name to the Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club. We meet and sail at the Museum but now have a pool at The Hooton Park Trust site. We are currently 30 members strong and have models of every type.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
I can cope with the odd missing star providing there is not anything else missing ................... NPJ

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
The toilets work, they are just not 5 star!

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
EMPB Member Thanks for that. I am looking for somewhere to be taken with an easy approach. Next Spring this sounds possible. Providing the toilets work then great! All the best. NPJ

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by georgeo5664 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi Paul yeah all good will post a picture of the fire boat it’s done 😁 yeah the pool is temporary we have took it down now but it will be back up in March I think. The pool is going to be bigger next year. Hooton is a great venue to be honest. Have a look at the photo it was taken at the beginning of the year mate.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi George, nice to hear from you, dare I ask you have the Fireboat any further on yet!😁 Nice site at Hooton Hangers, but my understanding from epm's post is it was a temporary pool and not there now? I was hoping they had a lake, it would have been a spectacular site. I recall that there was some sailing years ago in raddle wharf on the other side of the museum, over by the hotel. Nice venue again, but very very deep and launching was a problem. Shame to see a club struggling for a venue

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
To answer NJP's question we can get a car within 30 feet of the temporary pond, less if you drive on the grass, the pool is about 12" deep. The pool has now been taken down for the winter but we have been asked to put a larger one up next year. There are toilets there although not 5 star, but these will be refurbished when there is cash available. The site is the Hooton Park Trust next to the old airfield. At the moment they are refurbishing the last hanger with a new Belfast truss roof. They do have a website and they are on facebook. You can also read about it if you type in RAF Hooton Park Airfield, which was opened in 1917 and closed in the 1950's I think. At one stage it was Liverpool Airport before Speke was opened.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by georgeo5664 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Paul, We have a temporary pond at Hooton airfield and hopefully when we get settled we are thinking about putting a show on but not in March as it would be far to cold. Hope your keeping ok? George

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Thanks for that chaps. I will drop that from my 'look at' list. NPJ

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
There isn't Paul. The E Port club used to sail in the basins at the Boat Museum but this facility has, I believe, been withdrawn as well as the March Boat Show facility. The club was sailing at (I believe) the Vauxhall site in a temporary pond and there is talk of a March show at the former Hooton airfield site. Perhaps one of the club members could post details in the Model Boat Club Section, Please?

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
I didn't know there was an Ellesmere Port model boat lake