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    ๐Ÿ“ Locating Clubs on 'Boats Clubs and Lakes'
    1 day ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am sure that on the previous software when looking for Clubs, etc. they were in alphabetical order. They now seem to be in order of the last post against a particular Club, Lakes, etc.
    It was a lot easier to find Clubs before - is there any chance that this can be re-instated or the ability to sort by name or last post, etc. ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ How can I expand the photos.
    1 day ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Your are right Colin - tried it on my Android and the same as you. I am sure that they will come along with a fix shortly. Other than that the site is a 'good'un'.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puzzled
    4 days ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Isn't it under "See all discussions" ?

    On Android I think it is under "Trending"

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    ๐Ÿ“ Editing Models in Harbour
    5 days ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have tried to edit the photos of my boats in the Harbour and try as I may there seems to be something wrong. If you delete a photo, what you then get is a silhouette of a head but no photo. Used to be no problem on the previous version but seems to be an issue now.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bismark
    1 month ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I wonder how many people stay the course, buy all the issues required and actually manage to build a boat in its entirety ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ New Website Sneak Peak
    1 month ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking good - look forward to the launch.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    1 month ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A really good turnout of Model Boat Clubs and members of the public at this exhibition today - a couple of photos if you missed it.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Moorcock
    2 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You have made a vey fine job of her Sir - looks great on the water.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    2 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Not long to go now - any other Clubs or forum members attending, I am sure there must be ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    3 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The 37th Annual Modellers Exhibition will be held at The Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, Sussex GU29 9HD on Sunday 10th February 2019. This is a great exhibition in the South where many Model Boat Clubs attend displaying a great array of their boats. For the train enthusiasts there is a large hall with fantastic displays and trade outlets.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics and Lipo's
    5 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The TIO has a safety low battery voltage cut-off for LIPO batteries whereas the Viper 15 does not have this facility. if you are confident in not running down your LIPO battery to below a 'safe limit' then you should be OK to just use the ordinary Viper.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Naval Ship) Sir Kay (T241)
    5 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is my Sir Kay (T241) - Round Table Class Minesweeper. it is from the Caldercraft range and I was fortunate to recently acquire it - I would have much preferred to have built it but couldn't miss the opportunity of it being given to me by an old retiring modeller. it just needed new RC throughout, a good clean, a tidy up and some fresh paint here and there plus a bit of rigging renewal. Not tried it in the water yet but will do tomorrow at our Club meet. (Motor: MFA Geared 2.5:1) (ESC: Mtroniks) (5/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ weed problem on lake
    7 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many years ago the council used barley straw bales on our model boat pond, no major improvement but a year or two later the bales started to break up and we had continual problems of straw being wrapped around our propellers. We prefer to put up with the green algae and let nature take its course.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat
    7 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your suggestion and for doing it. it was found local to our home Club water and although we do not have a Facebook page / social media other than our Club website we often have enquiries from people who are in our region so to speak on various aspects of model boating but no enquiries about this significant part of the lifeboat.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat
    8 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Guys
    Sorry to those of you who have seen my post on this subject already but just thought I would bump this post in case anyone who had not seen it might shed some light on it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat
    8 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am the secretary of our boat club and about a month ago I was notified by a member of the public that he had found the superstructure of a model lifeboat on his way home in the Basingstoke area. I now have that superstructure in my possession but asked around all our members and loaclly but no-one has any idea who may be the owner.
    It is from a 1:16 scale Tamar Class Model Slipway boat and the build quality is pretty good standard but it has suffered some damge but I do also have the some of the parts. It appears that it might have fallen from the back of someone's trailer behind a car, bike or mobility scooter - yes some of our older members now take their boats to our lake that way. However the Model Slipway boat is 1000mm long and a beam of 320mm and with motors, batteries and ballast would weigh quite a bit. The superstucture of the boat is named but I will hold back on that information until hopefully someone can come along and identify it as theirs.

    So if you know anyone who might have lost it near Basingstoke, Hampshire (Southern England for those who might not know where this is) please get back to me.

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    ๐Ÿ“ RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat
    8 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your 'memoirs' of your life as an RAF National Serviceman - I bet you were glad you weren't the trainee pilot !

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    ๐Ÿ“ The Summer Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    10 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Modellers Exhibition is held in February each year but this is the first time that they are holding a Summer Exhibition. There will be the usual boat displays and 'new' this time around boating 'ponds' to see the boats on the water. There will also be model tank displays/battles, the usual trains and model drone flying displays, etc.
    It is open from 10.00 to 16.30 and parking is free.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Yacht) DF65
    12 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The DF65 range of yachts by Joysway are an exciting introduction into sailing a racing yacht. Easy to sail, not too expensive and you can change the rigs in about 5 minutes as the weather dictates. I also sai lother yachts incuding my IOM Class but the DF65 is so easy to transport in the car to the lake. I usually use either my A or A+Rigs and find them perfectly acceptable for a lot of wind ranges on an inland lake but you may need to change down to a B rig if you sail in exposed locations. There is a great racing scene around the country and internationally as the DF 65 and DF 95 in their own special class or within the RG 65 class. (10/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95
    12 months ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Look for the YouTube videos of the building/rigging. They are not bad to build and rig but don't think you will do it in the time they say- it takes a little longer. I have done a few sails now for my DF65 which is basically the same as the DF95 and it gets easier the more you do and in fact I have now re-rigged my first A Sail as I thought I could make a better job now.
    Take your time and it will be quite satisfying when you complete it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Universal Model Show
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It looks as if it is going to be a good exhibition and modest entrance fees too. A long way for a day out for us Southerners though.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It was a really good show yesterday at Midhurst with Basingstoke, Phoenix, Swiss Cottage, Portsmouth Model Display Team, Portsmouth Power Boat, Selsey and Springbok model boat clubs to name a few. A good many visitors and good camaraderie between clubs, so good all round exhibition which also included great model train layouts and the fantastic Meccano modellers.
    Here's to next year guys.

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    ๐Ÿ“ displaying at vintage and steam rallies.
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice display Colin but how do you transport them to the exhibitions ? I take 3 boats to the exhibitions we attend and that is enough - have you got an HGV then ?๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Shroud to Turnbuckle
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That is a neat little tool. I see in the video that he was using a soft wire and assume when using a bit of stainless wire for the hook end of the turnbuckle you will need to put the tool in a vice -my fingers are not that strong.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Richards Swordsman
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That looks perfect to me - no mods necessary.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It looks perfectly good to me - when going at full tilt the lift looks just right and you would expect the bow to dip as the speed is reduced. I wouldn't bother moving the batteries myself.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am sure that Swiss Cottage will be there as normal - a pity you won't be able to get there. By the way what is this word 'work' - is it something people do when they get bored with model boating ? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Club's Ponds/Lakes
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Had a quick look at the Norwich Model Boat Club pond and it is very impressive.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Club's Ponds/Lakes
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many of us know our own local ponds and lakes where Model Boat Clubs sail but not nationally so I thought it might be good if we could post photos of our own Boat Clubs' home waters. it would be interesting to see where other clubs sail so here goes with a couple of photos of our Basingstoke Model Boat Club's home water at Eastrop Park, Basingstoke. Good flat access all around the model boat pond and good facilities for those with disabilities.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018
    1 year ago by ads90 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There is usually about 10 Clubs putting on really fine displays of their model boats at this annual event. So far only Basingstoke MBC have said on here that they are attending, so what about the rest of you - come on don't be shy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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