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Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Hello there epmbcmember. I went to visit you site a couple of weeks ago to sus out the approach. A great pool and facilities. Met a very helpful lady who give me a look around and a membership form. I am a little limited in movement and your setup looks to be at the right height, approachable and no parking problems. I live in North Wales and will be sending the membership form in as soon as I can find my cheque Book! All the best. NPJ.

replacing propshaft by RichardSReade Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
the boat went quite well, it is too complicated for me to load a video, I cant remember what happened, but I had to repaint ot and it went horribly wrong, I managed to hand paint it in the end and it will do. I then got the Lloydsman ready to sail, then both were put on the top shelf of the garage out of the way and that is where they stayed asI cannot carry them from the car park to the boating pool at Coate Water, however I have acquired two golf trolleys and intend to adapt them for the boats. I have gone off the boats along with other hobbies due to arthritis, and winter is approaching,

EarlyVosper M.T.B by Simplas by boaty Admiral   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi Onetenor Fuji 15 was a good glow engine which I don't think it is manufactured any more. Aero version max B.H.P was just below .40 when tested. If it was in a model aircraft it would have been around .20 to .25 depending on prop size which was good then for a small capacity glowplug . Marine versions when on the water put out a little less and the water cooled jacket was never as efficient as the finned cylinder jacket of the aero version. My two Aerokits boats, the Sea Commander and the Crash Tender are powered by single Speed 600 motors running on either 8.4 or 9.6 volt Ni Mh batteries. Performance is equal to that of marine diesel power such as the 2.46 Ed Racer and D.C 2.46 Rapier, the latter I used to watch in the fast steering events in the early 1960s at Fleetwood and Coronation Park in Crosby just outside Liverpool. Taycol powered versions would be obviously slower due to the additional weight were far more reliable and you did not have to put up with injuries from excessive use of a starting cord with kids watching and "extracting the urine" shouting "why wont it go mister". Boaty

Blackpool Model Show by ilewis Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 27 days ago
The Blackpool Model Show is back again for 2018 with even more models on display than ever before. For more details please visit the show web site at

Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by groovydad Seaman   Posted: 29 days ago
I sold a Taycol Standard on Ebay about 10 years ago and got £34 for it. I will tell you the wierdest of stories. When I was 8 years old, my father (still going strong now) made me a 36" Daytona Cabin Cruiser which was B and B constructed from an old pair of wardrobes so it was massively heavy and completely underpowered by a Taycol Star which ran on a large Eveready block battery. We used to sail it in the paddling pool in Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich. That was in the late 1960's. In 1991 I moved to Bournemouth and bought my property in Southbourne in Cranleigh Road, near to the junction with Beaufort Road and my rear garden backs onto the gardens in Lingdale Road. Check out the Google Map and Taycol booklet I have uploaded.😊😊😊

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club by nutrunner Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
thanks mark our new home is much better nice big pool built by members can use it every of the week just put in a new dock system and lighthouse plus hoist for the heavy boats we will be having a full show next yr at the Hooton park trust site hoping u will visit us

A return to the hobby! by boaty Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
SLEC do have a good reputation and its great that the classic kits of old are back in production. The Sea Commander is one of my favourites as I restored one many years ago but foolishly sold it to fund my karting activities four years later. However in 2011 I found another one and restored that. This one I am keeping along with the 34 inch Crash Tender of 1962 vintage that I restored in 2014 being one that the former owner was about to place in a skip. I am interested in a Sea Rover as its a boat I never had. In the early 1960s when we lived in Liverpool, dad would take us up to Fleetwood to see the Aerokits display and watch the steering event on the big lake. Nostalgia aint what it used to be. Boaty😆

weed problem on lake by smiggy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
The lake isn't used as a breeding pool any more. There is a boat hire business but its just pedalos now. I'm sure you'd be made most welcome but the weed really is a problem at the moment. Where are you based now?

weed problem on lake by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Well Smiggy, I last used that lake in 1966, then it was used as a general boating lake, including Inc rowing boats for hire as well as model boats. It was also used as a carp breeding pool, with lots of ducks as well. The carp and ducks used to keep it weed free. I also used the river in the park below the waterfall where the steps go down to the water, it was good for launching my models. Do you use this site for your boats. I am interested in knowing what it's like nowadays, was thinking of visiting my sister in Melton soon and thought I could bring a couple boats. Cheers Colin.

Tarlair Gala 2018 by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
We had an absolutely fabulous day at the boating pool at Tarlair Lido in Macduff (Sunday 19 August) for the Annual Gala day, quite a few boats being sailed and all sorts of other events. Everybody is welcome at our pool (all modes of propulsion allowed); normally around every Sunday at 1330 except when the weather is awful - if heading North, bring a boat. Nobody bites😉

weed problem on lake by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Sorry, but it should be Barley Straw, I've been using it for the last 50 years for my fish breeding pools. Cheers Colin.

Blackpool and Fylde Model Boat Club by unknowndna Apprentice   Posted: 2 months ago
From April to October, weather permitting, you will find members enjoying scale boat and sailing sessions from 18:00 until sunset generally on Tuesday,Thursday and Sunday evenings weather permitting., (Parking is easy in the adjacent car park and free after 18:00). 24 Hr Parking is free on both sides of the adjacent road "Inner Promenade" Come along and have a chat and maybe have a go yourself. Membership for 2017 remains at £10 per annum and includes insurance ! The yachting members sail mainly Dragon-force, RC Lasers and Victoria Yachts also hosting National events attracting large turn outs to the scenic location. More recently the club have use of the newly re-furbished park building positioned next to the lake complete with high quality kitchen and other facilities. The building is already used to support sailing open events and regular opening times are now a real possibility with the support of Fylde Borough Council. The active scale model section attends shows often by invitation across the North West supporting charity fund raising events for the Life Boat service and others.

Current loading of a Motor by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi there, Sorry but Cumbria has no Canals, Lancashire has some 40 miles away. Cumbria has some lakes some covering 5 acres or more all with overhanging trees, poor access, exposed to high winds and rain, and a nice 4-7 mile walk to get to the other side. The Windermere club was about 40miles from me but has no water at present and has not had any for a number of years. I may be fussy, but if something goes wrong (which it often does) I need to get my boat back without too much trouble. It is surprising but even small public ponds/paddling pools have been closed by local councils in-case they get sued. So I travel a round trip of 80 miles to sail at Darlington Model Boat club, a great bunch of lads they have a 80m square pond with access all round, a rescue boat, a club house, toilet and kitchen. I also go to Norwich, Eaton Park when I visit my Dad a fantastic old Victorian walled pond about 30m by 120m. Some pics of Eton Park Thanks Roy

Bustler class tug by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Marky, Your interest in the Bustler design is correct. I have a relatively basic model of this class of vessel, built my late father and it is a superb runner. Earlier on this year, my partner Maggie spent some time in Liverpool for the Tall Ships rage. We found this example in the Royal Albert dock dry dock. It has been painted in a WW1 dazzle camouflage and modified to serve as a pilot boat.

SLOTH by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
It's amazing that every club I've seen so far has problem with weeds.we use to have access to a reflecting pool with no weeds at a civic centre,But they changed the rules.Any water deeper than 2inches required a life guard be posted.When people in the condos saw us down at the water they would bring their children down to watch the boats in the water.At the end of the night they would thank us for entertaining their children.All our members enjoyed doing this.City politics is a b___h.