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>> Home > Tags > pool

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.

Pool try outs by GARTH Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Nov.13 2017 Spencers pool is being drained for winter skate rink so rushed Sea Commander for a pool try out & shake down . still needs windows & some deck accessories . One of the members suggested to get some tint from a shop that tints car windows & got some tint film for free thanks for that idea . Hope the winter flies by so summer sailing can start again .

TSS Manxman by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Brings back memories of past voyages on the real ship from Liverpool to Douglas. Sails well and nice detail

Underwater obstructions (dumped rubbish) by boaty Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
😁You certainly got it right Onetenor. Water does appear an attraction to persons who want to dump rubbish . I came across this once when sailing on a lake in a Liverpool park. My boat appeared to stall then suddenly regained forward motion but a little bit slower. When I brought it in, the prop was badly chewed up and there were scrape marks along the bottom of the hull. Guess it made contact with some submerged object that should have not been there. Hopefully technology would provide us with an answer one day; miniature sonar at an affordable price. Boaty

Day at the pool by Tica Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Vallensbæk Modelskibs Klub has access to a indoor swimming pool once a month during the winter months. Her are some of our members boats.

Blackpool Model Show by Dave J Seaman   Posted: 24 days ago
if any one has lost a transmitter at the Blackpool show please contact myself by personal message to know the make etc Dave

Blackpool Model Show by ilewis Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
Not sure which post had unhappy comments on, but hopefully it was from before I started organising the show. In any case, I am always open to suggestions (polite ones at least!) so if there is something that was not as you would perhaps have liked it to be just let me know.

Blackpool Model Show by liamduck Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
I saw that model garage. Absolutely marvellous and superb attention to detail, I was very impressed by his modeling skills.👍

Blackpool Model Show by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
After seeing the pictures I cant believe that folk were unhappy on a previous thread ,as I said previously count your blessings some folk aren't as lucky .

Blackpool Model Show by dragon Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
seen the garage and I agree it was outstanding

Blackpool Model Show by ilewis Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
There is now a whole bunch of pictures on the show web site ( If anyone is interested. If you have a look at the gallery page on the site, I recommend that you scroll down to the bottom of the page & look at the last video which is the inside of the model garage of John Eva, which I personally found really impressive. I know it isn't a model boat, but there is no disputing this guy's modelling skill & attention to detail.

International Model Boat Show by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 26 days ago
As I've heard nothing from the club officially, it looks like we are not displaying at Warwick. This is a great disappointment to me. But I shall still be going up one day, providing circumstances don't go against me, like for Blackpool. Sorry about that guys, but I have no idea of the reasoning, as I'm not privy to the information. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Blackpool Model Boat Show by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Juliad, try contacting the Blackpool club, i think they were running the bring and buy sale, there details are in the club directory Mark