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various by nutrunner Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 hours ago
a few pics of our ellesmere port rc model boat club sailing day on the temporary pond at the hooton park trust site

PT109 Refit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 hours ago
Thanks to Basilsdad 👍 I am now the proud owner of a 1:35 model of an Elco 80foot PT Boat. 😊 She's about to undergo a refit to recreate JFK's boat PT109. At least the crew have arrived! They must have been on board USS Eldridge during the 'Philadelphia Experiment 'cos they arrived in pieces! 😉 More soon! Cheers all, Doug 😎

RNLA SHOP LARGS SCOTLAMD by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
Just love this little model boat. Have it sitting on the dash of the car. Reminds me 'There but for the grace of God.'

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Welcome to the club Allen, 👍 I had to swim a lot further out! 🤔 Fortunately my destroyer didn't sink - just stopped 😲 'Onetenor' is also a member of our club (Founder!?) but he rescued a child, not just a model boat! 👍👍👍 See blog 'A splash in the water'. Tja, nicht wie geplant gelaufen! 😡 (Hmm! Didn't go as planned!) Still love the boat stand! Cheers Doug 😎

M.V. TEAKWOOD by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
I think your change of model is good, Teakwood looks a sleek rounded ship, Velarde does not look as good, much more stark and bare

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by AllenA Captain   Posted: 1 day ago
Managed, at last, to get to the water on Monday at the Knap in Barry, South Wales with the Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club. Unbekannte Flitze was very fast off the mark, agile with incredible turns and generally good control. After about 5 or 6 minutes she became sluggish and I started to bring her in. About a yard out she just pointed her nose in the air and bubbled ignominiouly as she went to the bottom. Only one answer. off with everything but my pants and in we go. Rumour from Ken Thompson was that i was practising for the local Iron Man event. One poor lady actually believed it. The problem was a loose water cooling fault for p... poor preparation. Note to self... buy chest waders.

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE by Fulvia Apprentice   Posted: 1 day ago
Great boat😁. There are now nearly 20 in our club. Eastbourne & District Model Yacht Club. Takes less than 30 seconds to dis-mast but mast does not collapse. There are plenty different sail bags available for easy damage free transportation however.👍 If you are looking for an easy to transport yacht then the Dragon Force is ideal as it fits on the back seat of the smallest of cars fully rigged. It sails almost as well as the Dragon Flite. The club hosting the Dragon Force National Championship this weekend.

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
Joysway Dragonflite 95 Does anyone know if this model's mast collapses easily to transport in a small car.

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Looking around for next winter's project, found M.V. VELARDE. A nice looking small reefer used mainly on the U.K. - Mediterranean trade. Decided to build the vessel using a Deans Marine glass-fibre hull and ordered one, planning to bring it back to Canada after a September visit to the U.K. The Deans documentation is designed for a kit rather than a a scratch build, I prefer to build as much as possible myself as enjoy the challenge, so started to accumulate the necessary drawings and photos. Looking though reams of pictures and other information began to think this vessel was not quite as attractive as first thought. Too late though, the hull had been ordered and paid for. Encouraged by other modelers who have adapted proprietary glass-fibre hulls to build different models, began to explore the possibility of using the Velarde hull for another vessel. Reviewing a book on cargo liners noticed M.V. TEAKWOOD, built in Sunderland in 1962. She had an attractive and unusual flowing look to her superstructure and rear deck. A comparison of scales and dimensions showed that a 1:96 scale Velarde hull would closely resemble a 1:133 scale Teakwood. Intrigued by the similarities, started to examine the two vessels in more detail. The length/beam ratio is almost identical and, as the Velarde hull is slightly taller, it could be trimmed down into the Teakwood. The Teakwood bow is steeper, the LBP longer and the counter stern fuller. Not sure about the hull sections, but freighters tend to be similar to other type vessels of the same era. Thus felt encouraged enough to further investigate modifying a Velarde hull into the Teakwood. Continued to search for an elusive General Arrangement of the Teakwood to confirm my initial thoughts.

A SPLASH IN THE WATER by onetenor Captain   Posted: 2 days ago
Doug I know what you mean about knowing which way the wind is blowing. One cold April day when I was 17 I had to strip to my undies to get to a 9 yr old who fell into Newsham Park model boating pond. Everyone else was standing shouting instructions to the poor lad. I ran round half the pool to get to him just as he had gone down for the third and last time.I had to pick him off the bottom. His heavy overcoat which bouyed him up at first had got logged and dragged him down.When I got him to the bank he was breathing ok but as I got out the wind hit me. Luckily it was just up to my Nuts so only a bit of my undies got wet . Y fronts.I got a letter of commendation from Shipwreck and Humane Society . And his mum put a thank you letter in the Echo as I hadn't wanted the publicity so didn't know who I was. But as you said you do know where the wind goes.😋👍😜

Largs Boat Club by rolfman2000 Captain   Posted: 2 days ago
What a shame. It looks such a lovely location for a model boat club. There must be some cash somewhere in the system which could just repair the pond and waterproof it. If there is a "current" club, maybe they could approach a local business to help with finances as a sponsorship. Heres hoping for a positive future. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

scratch built static ships boats by Gravedigger47 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
all these boats are scratch built only thing purchased was brass tube for mounting on a base, all these would have made up workboats on board Nelsons ship HMS Victory. from left to right yawl, cutter, longboat, pinnace, admiral barge https:// style='background-color:yellow;'> style='background-color:yellow;'> style='background-color:yellow;'>

HELP ME DECIDE PLEASE by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
I'm looking at three model rc yachts just now and can't decide. JOYSWAY DRAGON FORCE 65 V6 JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 PROBOAT RAGAZZA V2 Am I right in saying they are all IOM rating so I could enter the race circuit. Do any of them have any niggly faults that have been experienced by owners in the UK. And do they all have removable masts so as I can transport them in a little car. (Fiat 500) Or maybe there are others I can consider. Thank you.

A SPLASH IN THE WATER by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
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.

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by boaty Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Garth, I have my second Sea Commander which I still use , but the first one I sold 13 years ago. I never actually built a Sea Commander but the one I have now and the previous model I picked up cheap and restored them. You do get things like this that come up on Ebay occasionally and though restoration appears sometimes to be challenging I find a lot of satisfaction when the work is completed. My first Sea Commander I found underneath a table on a stall in Ellesmere Port Market and it was about to be binned. The stall holder was glad to accept five pounds for it and it turned out that the hull was quite solid and all I had to do was to make the cabin roof, sand it all down, paint it then fit the motor and radio. I hope you get your Sea Commander, they are lovely boats from yesteryear and even a new build is very rewarding. Boaty😊