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Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 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: 13 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 davidhgreatbatch Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
A winters day sailing down the club waters today

nearly there by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
I am just waiting for the sails from Mastman then i can complete the build I have changed the drum winch for a standard servo i extended the arm it gives more pull on the sails seems to work better time will tell like all my buddies i am thinking about my winter build i am torn between a hovercraft or a smaller barge i will probably end up doing both 😉

Day at the pool by Tica Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 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.

Exuberent DH142 GM32 by Ballast Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
32 foot Crabber "Exuberent" was built in 1981 and operated out of Dartmouth in Devon, she also spent the winter seasons working out of Weymouth in Dorset. She was returning to Devon from the Dorset coast when she was lost with her skipper. Her name, "Exuberent" is not a spelling mistake, it was spelt this way as there was already a boat of that name registered and it had to be differenced to be included in the Lloyds Register. This model is a tribute to her and her skippers untimely loss.

MV TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
As the under deck access was now as good as it would ever be, it seem be an opportune time to add the major pieces of operating equipment. One item overlooked in my previous blog was the stern bulwarks. The attached picture reminded me that I had recessed the bulwarks to epoxy a piece of alloy strip onto them. This was another attempt to make sure the bulwark joints were strong enough so they would never pull apart. The alloy strip had been bent to follow the correct profile, which was thus imparted to the bulwarks. The rudder post had been fitted earlier and the rudder horn now installed. The servo location was chosen to fit it close to the rudder. Appreciate the rudder/servo sense is reversed, but this reflects all my models and retains Tx control consistency. Linking them was easy through the generous holes previously cut in the bulkheads. An auxiliary bulkhead was cut and installed to hold the motor. Once the correct spacing and location was achieved, this bulkhead was also epoxied into place. Readers might question my choice of “O” ring and pulley drive. Have used this arrangement on several models and have never had a problem. The “O” rings easily last a couple of seasons, but usually replaced as part of the winter PM program. The arrangement has advantages in that the motor orientation can be reversed to minimize space and alignment requirements are reduced. It is also quiet, easy to work on and a modicum of speed adjustment can be made with the pulley sizes. The black tube in the foreground, looped out of the way, is the shaft oiler feed. Seems to have become is increasingly difficult to buy new shafts with this feature. Not sure just how well they work as always pack the shafts with oil and grease annually, but they do appeal to my Engineering sensibilities. The ESC and will be added Rx later, they will easily fit easily into the remaining space.

Sea Cadet by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
We had a brilliant though exhausting day at Winterbourne house and gardens on Saturday with lots of steaming and BBQ bacon!! Here is a superb Marten Howes Balis in aluminium owned by John Esher.

FELIX by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, thank you very much for praise. The eyes are really better I've had some health problems but I'm fine now and so I can go to work on the boats. I've got enough of it, and maybe I can get it over the winter. And what have you got a new project. I'm really looking forward to Munich. Zdenek.😉

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months 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.

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug (time for bed now!) dont know to this day what it was, water was high, it was winter, its a big lake, no sign of something floating, but it was a right loud whack! It was in my home town of Liverpool, so maybe was a stolen car or shopping trolley dropped in the lake!😁 I was convinced it was a right off, luckily it survived! (you had a much better description of the skeg!)

Dust extraction by castlegloom Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, can anyone recommend a small dust extraction system or unit to use in my shed during the winter when door is shut due to weather? Castlegloom

South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders by Krampus Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Welcome aboard! I have it all figured out for winter. Badersee in Grainau is the solution to all our pleas. Never freezes due to a thermal spring source. The only thing is that paint over wood may crack. That's why I switched to plastic hulls and decks a while ago. I have a project in mind and I will be seek your expertise😁

Police Launch by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Steve The owner of our lake, Alan, is regularly called upon by the local police to collect swans that have strayed onto the local roads. They usually end up sat in the middle of a road junction causing all kinds of mayhem. Unless they are protecting their young they are quite docile and remain calm once you have captured and secured the wings. We have a resident nesting couple and feed them in the winter when the lake is iced over, so they know us and cause no trouble. We used to have a big problem with Canada Geese but not any more. If they appear the cob is after them very quickly and will attack any that don't flee quickly enough. It is quite a sight to see his low level attack with wings beating the surface. Dave

Looking for a Sea Queen by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Good for you mate 👍 Some months ago I bought a Video 8 player, so I could transfer my old tapes (mostly of New York winter '86😊) to PC/disc and clean 'em up a bit. I also checked out the supplier (in Salzburg😉) and paid him by bank transfer. For a couple of months I kept getting emails from EBay (?) telling me I had not paid for the item and my account would be blocked 😡 I trashed them all after that heard no more. FleaBay is my port of last resort! Beware! Hope you find another Rolf. Cheers Doug 😎