I'll add Colin, that if you bring your broken PC to the lake, I can remove the hard drives, and copy all the files to either a DVD or a blu-ray data disc, which you can then keep, or transfer onto your new pc. All you need to do is ask mate. Cheers, Dave W 😊
I'd need what my German friends call 'a full body condom' 😲 Our lake in the Ostpark is 3metres (~10feet) from about 20ft offshore. Last time I had to rescue HMS Hotspur I swam out in my underpants🤔 At least I got a round of applause from the Biergarten guests! 😉 By Jove was the wind chilly when I came out!? As in: "I don't know where it's coming from but I sure as hell know where it's going" 😡 happy wading, Doug 😎
I'm not a member of any model boat club yet, but I am about to join two that I have visited recently, where the member's have been very welcoming. They even said that if was sailing my boat and got into difficulty, they would wade out and rescue if the boat got stuck in any obstruction under the water. That got me thinking. If I was to sail my boat at any pond or small lake etc and I did get into difficulty and did not have a 'Rescue Boat' I would need to have some sort of protective clothes. These waders and wellingtons both come to less than twenty pounds. Is that a good buy.
We sail at Margam country Park , just out Swansea, South Wales. We sail on Thursday and Sunday morning. We have the use of two lakes to sail on, and the park has good parking and cafe facilities Good banter and fun is had each week amongst the members.we sail all sorts of boats, and yachts. If you are planing a trip down this way, bring your boat and join us for the day. Cheers for now. Ken.
We meet at the lake most Sunday mornings from about 10am (weather permitting) Please see our calendar for special event dates. http://www.stalbansmes.com/calendar.html We currently use the small lake in Verulamium Park but are able to arrange the use of the large lake for members under certain circumstances. The park has numerous facilities including ample parking, toilets, a cafe and on the warmer days an ice cream van. More information about the park can be found at: http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-gre...
Hi, Sounds good, but where are the pics?? Oh how I remember the Lantern batteries big square lumps with two conical (or comical?) springs on top. And the flat pack 'Bell' batteries which no one used for bells! These were the staple diet of my 1/72 HMS Hotspur when first built in the mid sixties. No RC, just set the tiller, hidden under a depth-charge rack on the stern, and let her go. Often had to be rescued by Mum and I walking 100yds of fishing line around the lake🤔 Ooops! Sorry madam 😲 Pics show her on sea trials in Radnor Park Folkestone ca August 1966. Captain must have been just 15! Last pic is how she looks now - currently undergoing complete engineering refit. Cheers Doug 😎 PS Portimoa!! Nice place to live. I remember the market hall on the harbour front well, and the great fish restaurants on the other side of the inlet😋 "I'll have that one please - grilled" delicious.
I visited Papplewick pumping station and found the day I had chosen was a "steam punk" day.They were sailing on the "lake" and had some really fine sailing boats, some live steam and some really fine "Jules Vern" boats and subs.I took lots of pics but found after I got home that the camera had corrupted the pics after I had shot a pic of a "Henry" vac that was cruising the lake,(it was not a real one just about half scale) The had stalls selling "steam punk" stuff but one stall had tools,and some nice boilers and steam motors.
oh the memories of fighting my brothers for the subs I think the five of us must have lived on cornflakes (other breakfast cereals are available) so we could have one each ,if memory serves I think there was also a baking soda stingray ,not sure if this was a freebie with cereal I seem to remember it being bigger. Cheers Marky
Baking soda triggered some old memories, who else remembers the little plastic subs we used to get in Cornflakes boxes? 😉 I once toyed with the idea of making a bigger version, ca 10 -12 ". more important 'stuff' got in the way. Forgot all about it .... until now 😉 Yep, off the bat I could imagine a couple of ways of triggering them; there are loads of mini pressure switches on the market, or a simple diaphragm at one end of the can coupled to a micro switch or mechanical trigger. Adjustment would be very sensitive due to relatively small changes in water pressure in the first foot or so of wet stuff. Any deeper would be a waste of time, unless you only want to entertain the fish😲 Might also go off on the surface if the can hit the water diaphragm first😡 Whatever, lot of work (and expense?) for a one way trip🤔 Anyway, with my 1/72 scale DCs, approx. 12x5mm, I would need to resort to nano technology. But we should never stop dreaming! I've seen model patrol boats launching solid fuel missiles from the stern deck so 'Nothing is impossible' - that's maybe why I drive a Toyota😉 Cheers Doug 😎
don't know why I thought you where lake district? Yeah, I went to the first few, out Derby way, it was great fun, run by the God of Fireboats, Peter Dimberline, but then other boats crept in, and the theme was lost. This website was originally only for aerokits Fireboats, but had to grow to survive, as we are the few!
Hi Doug (time for bed now!) dont know to this day what it was, water was high, it was winter, its a big lake, no sign of something floating, but it was a right loud whack! It was in my home town of Liverpool, so maybe was a stolen car or shopping trolley dropped in the lake!😁 I was convinced it was a right off, luckily it survived! (you had a much better description of the skeg!)
Hi Paul & Doug Still dry I'm afraid, water levels at my local lakes are still very low and weedy 😡. I couldn't find a 700 size heli case like yours so I scoured s/h flight case merchants and the like until I found a suitable used flight case on eBay. Picked it up from Derby yesterday and the boat fits in it like a glove 😁
[Score: 8/10] 46" Sea Queen Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 55mm) Geared to a Marx Decaperm (2 Blade S Type) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese 40amp ESC - Comments: Having completed the Sea Ranger I felt it time for more of a challenge. Not wanting to buy a kit of this craft I set about my journey to create the Sea Queen for as little money as possible. Plans were sourced from eBay for £15 a 17" propshaft from model boat bits lead acid battery from Howes models and speed controller off eBay. Total spend so far about £60 and it's ready to run when the blue green algae clears from the lake. All other bits were sourced from my spares / bits box. Apart from 1 x 48 x12" sheet of 4mm plywood all the 6mm & 1.5mm was supplied courtesy of my nephew at Swallow Boats in Cardigan, he builds the real thing, and I in effect produced my own kit over 3 days whilst on. Family visit.