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Hi Chris, You ain't got no medal cos there's nowt in your Profile to pin it on! 🤔 Go into your Profile add a Profile Picture and click the box underneath it. See above for my answer to NPJ on the same topic👍 Cheers, Doug 😎
Is it only admirals who receive a medal after a donation or two? Just curious although I am not sure that I could cope with the responsibility and adoration that so obviously goes with such a high position😭 Regards to our sesteemed colleagues Chris G
Yep, you're right It's a One Man Navy 😉 But I didn't promote me! Look in your Account, you will see a box with your Avatar (Pic) in it and underneath the box you have to tick to get your medal! Se attached screen snip. Cheers Doug 😎
I think it must be because you are an Admiral....(I bet it is a small Navy!) because I paid in when I first joined and never got a medal for that! Jarvo, sorry to have messed up on your name in my resent mail, but I am sure you understood. NPJ
I did mention that the new website upgrade was worthy of a new donation and I'm delighted that allenrod is championing the cause so enthusiastically, and the numbers are rising steadily. Well done to all you new contributors 👏 Keep those donations coming in folks and wear that medal with pride 👍 . Rob.
Thanks to everyone who has donated! This month we've broken records on the number of people who have contributed in a single month! If anyone would like to publically show they've supported the website, you can now add a 'Good Conduct' medal to your avatar. You don't have to, by default it's off, but if you want to show your support you can switch it on in the my account page or your donations page. In other news, the next project for me is giving you all a better iOS mobile app. I'll keep you all posted on that. Thanks again everyone 😊 Stephen
Yes I agree Stephen deserves a medal for keeping this site running i hope people relaise how much it actually costs to build a website never mind maintain it. I am no expert in websites but I no it costs a small fortune and no forgetting all the time it takes to keep it running.
I second 4clubs remarks, huge site filled with people, eventually found the Southport Model Boats marque, very well stocked wit a superb array of model boats In all there different possibilities. All your stewards should be given a medal, the heat In the display area was almost unbearable, but, It's better than It raining. Will have to get to your sailing pond and join you In a natter, bring my Amsterdam when It's finished, Great show, thank you.
Well Everyone, Fireboat/Vintage Model boat day has come and gone, I would like to say a big thank you to all who made the effort to come and visit us again, some more new faces, different models, and of course the Old Faithful supporters, I did enjoy watching and scoring the steering competition event, I told you It was something different and would need you to look at the course plan and work out what way round to sail to gain maximum points, one competitor stood out at having It sorted and finally got a well deserved win (not a fluke one eh Stephen) the result being a convincing slaughter this time, 3rd place Peter Ellis 95 points, 2nd and very well done In the conditions Graham Taylor with 107 points and way ahead of the field Stephen Ellis, with nearly 80 points lead on 186 points,Very Well Done mate you deserved It, (where's Is the photo of the winning medal)?. We also had a medal for the best boat on show, this was a resounding win and so well deserved with a superb Fireboat by Alan Jones, admired by many, we had plenty of boats running on the water a couple of nice Sea Queens, a large scale model of a Huntsman with twin Honda 4 stroke engines, this one Is from the King Lear MBC, It also sounds splendid when running, Mike Beesley also putting a 4 stroke motor In his model another that sounds superb when running. A very big thank you all once again and thanks to my own few members who turned up, John and Glenys Gregory and Mick Knowles, nice to see some support for home events. Regards Pete D.
HI All, I'd just like to say a big thanks to Pete once again for another great day! 😊 and also to the website members who came along. I wasn't expecting any donations for the website so It was a pleasant surprise some of you contributed, I'm pleased the website remains a helpful resource to many of you and also offers a fun model boating online community! Also, the 1ST PLACE 😉 steering course medal has now honoured pride of place In the house. It'll undoubtedly make up for previous years fluke winners 😀 hehe Stephen
HI Everyone, Just to remind you all that we are only a couple of weeks away from our event, we have a bit of weed In the sailing area but this will be sorted before the event. I have set a steering comp course for you to have a go at, being Olympic year were calling It The Aquathon Event?, medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, please enter Into the fun of the event and have a go, there will be 2 rounds each of 4 minutes duration, I'm not telling you anymore than that. Hope we get a good turn out, see you on the 9th. Regards, Pete D.
I did not say old model boats should not be restored... I agreed that an original model should not be 'messed up'. I restore models as well - at the moment I have a 34" Fireboat and a Sea Queen that are both 'in resto' - or whatever the term Is. I have also most of the parts within an old Aerokits Solent Lifeboat kit - which I shall build very slowly during the next few years... A restoration Is great - If you understand what will perhaps be Involved... ...and have the skills and the know-how to do whatever work may be necessary. Just don't mess It up, and end up whizzing It In a skip ! Regarding radio. I have lots of radio sets from the seventies and eighties - all Japanese, mostly Futaba. All are well looked after - and none of them are unreliable. I am lucky In that I can sail where there are only a few anglers - and rarely any other modellers - so I can get away with using radio that Is 30 or 40 years old. I use my Medallion and M series radios - my 6M Is from Christmas 1974. I still have the 6 pairs of crystals that came with It ! Period radio for period models. I do It with aeroplanes as well... When flying/sailing where there will be other modellers - I have a DX6I transmitter and a growing number of DSM2 receivers. Keven. 😊