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Boating pond by GrahamP74 Captain   Posted: 1 day ago
In the boating lake at Radnor Park Folkestone

Maiden Voyage! by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 1 day ago
So, today was the day, she sailed wonderfully on a cold crisp Needham Lake nr Stowmarket Suffolk. The water level is very low at the moment, but got away with it! The only thing I need to do is try and get a bit more rudder throw as the turning circle is quite big, however with careful throttle use she really does look the part. So, yes, I am very pleased with how this model has turned out, on the most part a joy to build. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to comment on this build. Trying to download the video thats been edited. I might have to post a link to it so it can be seen in full.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Captain   Posted: 2 days ago
I can cope with the odd missing star providing there is not anything else missing ................... NPJ

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
The toilets work, they are just not 5 star!

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Captain   Posted: 2 days 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: 2 days 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: 2 days 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 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days 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: 4 days 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 Captain   Posted: 4 days 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: 4 days 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: 4 days ago
I didn't know there was an Ellesmere Port model boat lake

ILLINI SPIRIT by circle43nautical Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 46"/4400g ILLINI SPIRIT Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (5 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE FAN-COOLED 6-12V (5 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DIMART FAN-COOLED 320A 6-18V (15Amps) ESC - Comments: DUMAS 1:96 GREAT LAKES FREIGHTER KIT; GIVEN THE ILLINIWEK MARINE PAINT SCHEME. MY THIRD BOAT TO JOIN THE ILLINIWEK MARINE RC FLEET. DECKED WITH 3/16" BASSWOOD SCRIBED SHEATHING, BOTTOM REINFORCED WITH A 3/8" LAM SPRUCE BOARD (ALSO PROTECTS THE PVC BOTTOM FROM ROCKS & ADDS BUOYANCY). FEATURES A RIVABO 5-BLADE BRASS WHEEL AND A RABOESCH 22MM 7.2V BOW THRUSTER FOR DOCKING/MANEUVERING. LIGHTHOUSE 9V LED NAV LIGHTS AND STATIC BRASS RADAR ARRAYS. NICE PVC SHEETING ON WOOD FRAME KIT, THE ONLY REAL CHALLENGE WAS THE STERN SECTION SHEER CONSTRUCTION, BUT THAT'S WHAT PUTTY'S FOR, RIGHT?

Floatation and ballast check!-tick! by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
So, she has this morning sat in the bath fir an hour whilst I walked pooch! I half expected to come home to find it sunk into the depths beyond reach, but joy of joy, floating and more importantly bone dry inside! I’ve had to add about 2lb of lead up front to get the latteral balance right, but apart from that sitting on the waterline and no Listing either. I’m happy that there is enough weight at the bottom, tried to tip her over but it was having none of it! Next stop the lake next week with some on the water photos and videos!

1 hour till completion! by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 9 days ago
So, 1st day back on the Solent since the weekend. She is all but complete apart from a bath leak check and ballast if required. A couple more coats of varnish/stain on the stand and that’s about it. Following that will be the lake and hopefully some nice video!