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    Best wishes. Gregg Secretary: Chasewater Model Boat Club. http:chasewatermbc.blogspot.com/ "The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one they say...."
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    πŸ“ Chasewater Model Boat Club
    8 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    we sail on the main chasewater lake itself. we sail over at the Chase Sailing Club site, over on the far shore. our usual sailings are Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings [during the summer months]. our facebook page is available and open to comment, or contact us directly : chasewatermbc@hotmail.co.uk πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Chasewater Model Boat Club
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    aerial view of our site. our "sailing area" includes the foreshore across the front of the sailing club.....as well as the creek area immediately on the left. thats quite a decent stretch of water, and can handle deep keel yachts as well as larger fast electrics. 😊

    For 2024 we will have 3 different competition classes:
    1/ club 500.
    2/ steering competition.
    3/ fast electric racing.
    All classes are eligible for place awards and the end of the season.

    πŸ“ Chasewater Model Boat Club
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    yes we are, sorry but we dont use this site very often, we have more updates on our clubs facebook pages.πŸ˜Šβ›΅πŸ˜€

    πŸ“ (Life Boat) Blue peter 7
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Recently managed to purchase a stored non built secondhand kit, being a speedline model, should be a great build too (5/10)

    πŸ“ Sunset sailing
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Our club recently held a sunset sailing session, its surprising how a cheap set of battery powered lights from a pound shop can add yet another world to r/c boat sailing, so why not have a go at your club too, great fun cheap to do and once finished, you can remove the lights ready for regular sailing.

    πŸ“ Carry case.
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hope you don't mind a suggestion. Make the stand as a separate item, so you can slide the stand and boat out as one. Just glue some guides for the stand to the base so it cant move about, otherwise it means you will have to lift the boat up a fair way to overcome the height of the stand sides, risking damage to the masts and aerials. ;) Or make the roof panel of the box, slide same as the side panel, but you have to slide the side panel out first, so they interlock.

    πŸ“ (Life Boat) Shannon Class Lifeboat
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Just bought this secondhand, needs a stripdown and better fuller rebuild. Unknown number or name yet, as original fullsize is yet to be put in to service in 2020, but want to be ready for when it does to attend the station hopefully. (Motor: water jet) (ESC: turnigy) (5/10)

    πŸ“ 12-26 Moira Barrie
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This has finally got to meet its full size "big sister" in the flesh at the Barmouth Lifeboat Stations Annual Open day on Sunday 30th July 2017.

    πŸ“ Aldridge Model Boat Club
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I was asking if you and your club members would be interested in some interclub fun racing, not a link for your club site.

    πŸ“ Aldridge Model Boat Club
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Do any of your club members own "club 500's", just wondered if you may be interested in a bit of "interclub race fun"

    πŸ’¬ build update 2/12/16
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Dave.. The sound system will stay exactly where it is within the hull. When I designed the layout. I "pre formed" the cabin interior shell and made as a removeable unit when you lift the cabin off, so I already know everything is in the right place. Im still playing around with some seats, to see if I can convert to "mersey style", as the only ones i could get were for a Severn.

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    πŸ“ Mersey Class Lifeboat 1/12th Scale
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I still have the interior to complete, having too much fun sailing it, but heres a few images from recent sailings.

    πŸ“ Lifeboat door hinges
    9 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Do a search for "dolls house fittings" there are some superb miniature brass hinges readily available, all they need is the odd strengthener added to suit. I looked at making my own hinges up from scratch, but with all the separate items involved, soldering them all together was going to be a nightmare as no sooner you fix one item, the heat would melt the solder off it when attempting to add another piece.

    πŸ“ [Cancelled] Chasewater MBC Sailing regatta
    10 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    UNFORTUNATELY, due to a problem with one of the recently installed replacement valves, CRT are currently reducing the water level in Chasewater Lake to allow safe access to replace it. The valve is not set to be replaced until Sep't 22nd, as it will take this long to reduce the water level sufficiently. it is having to be lowered 1.5 mtrs BELOW its normal summer LOW level.

    ALL clubs that had contacted us to say they were attending have been contacted and advised of our unfortunate late cancellation, but was due to a problem out of our control.

    We hope to reinstate again for 2015.

    πŸ“ Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
    10 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    If the manufacturer of pressurised pain cans [or any other can for that matter] thought that heating the can by any means was a good idea, they would do so on the label.
    Someone, somewhere will always take an idea to the extreme, so you have to try to think of this eventuality, so when making suggestions, you have to think first and think safety for all concerned.
    Would you like to read in the press that someone had received severe facial burns from a paint can exploding?

    not trying to sound nasty, but yes the forum is here to help and assist, but we have to consider peoples safety too at all times, and if a process is not clearly logged, it can lead to ambiguity of instruction and possible harm, which none of us want.
    So that's why I try to guide people to clarify these things, so no one does get hurt.

    πŸ“ Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
    10 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    PLEASE be careful if following the suggestion of warming a pressurised pain container, if the water is too hot, it can cause a sudden rise in pressure and the can explode!

    Kindly allow paint cans to warm gently to room temperature where possible.


    Andy K, please note that unless you state a specific temperature for the "hot water", someone could potentially use boiling water straight from a kettle with dangerous results, THINK SAFETY.

    πŸ“ [Cancelled] Chasewater MBC Sailing regatta
    10 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Saturday 6th September 2014, Chasewater Model Boat Club are holding their Annual Sailing Regatta. Our sailing area Is located within the SkI Club centre site and offers excellent sailing water and deep enough for 1mtr yachts too. On site cafe with hot and cold drinks, hot and cold food as well as a well stocked bar for those not driving of course!
    Event starts at 10am, gates open for setup at 9am.
    Any club Interested In coming along to join us, please contact me directly on (Email Removed - PM Only), so we can reserve space for your club.

    πŸ’¬ Main deck.
    10 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I searched ebay and found a supplier who could do some nice hollow "D" shaped rubber tube, complete with adhesive tape on the flat side and to date it has not come adrift.

    PLEASE remember, if you want the boat to get anywhere near to its scale cruising speed and "semI plane", KEEP THE BUILD LIGHT !
    use plasticard to complete the missing upper cabin, not ply even, it weighs too much and watch out on fittings, the available white metal handrail stanchions are too soft and snap too easily, make your own from brass tube.

    πŸ’¬ Deck lights
    10 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks for your reply and comments. We all have to start somewhere and I'm still a beginner believe it or not, I've only been "in" to model boats now for 3 years so I still have a lot to learn, but if I can share my experiences, both good and bad, I feel its only for the good of all and so everyone can learn too.

    πŸ’¬ Hobby King F1 Tunnel
    10 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I found after some "trial" that the ORIGINAL plastic prop suited the motor better.
    I did try a specialist one from prop shop and it actually ran slower, albeit same diameter, but with bigger pitch.

    Sometimes you cant beat what the factory supply!

    πŸ“ Chasewater Model Boat regatta
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    If you check the google map attached to the original post, it will give you clear details for direction to the Chasewater Park site.
    You are more than welcome to come along and look, but unfortunately, not being a member of any club, you would not be able to sail your boats due to lack of liability insurance.

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    πŸ“ RNLI SOS EVENT
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Chasewater MBC will be trying for a THIRD time to arrange an RNLI SOS event, the previous 2 being cancelled due to heavy snow and Ice.

    We hope to start the event at 12.30pm on SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2013.
    held at our clubs boating pool next door to the Inovation centre and FREE main car park.
    Chasewater Country park, Brownhills nr Cannock, Staff's.

    ALL r/c Lifeboats more than welcome to come along and help us raise money for the RNLI.

    Sorry, but no I/c powered boats allowed due to wildlife restrictions.

    πŸ’¬ speedline tamar
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    the main reason for the "antI fouling" paint [and its colour] was because the baot it was applied to was stationed in sea water and moored in the water. Any boat either returned to slipway or trailer was painted white as it was not necessary for the hull to retain antI fouling paint as the boat was not kept in water.

    It all depends on your specific boat and where it is/was stationed. if its a slipway station , then it keeps the white hull.

    πŸ“ twin weedeater prop question
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    If you prefer it to steer a near straight course, then, YES !
    one motor should be running opposite to the other, so fit opposing turn props.

    If you don't, you could end up with a lot of torque steer.

    A 6ft long boat is going to take some powering, whats the max rpm on the motors? and what voltage batteries are you considering.

    πŸ“ Producing Controlled Vectored Thrust In any Direction
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    All depends on how deep your wallet is as to how complicated you decide to build, plus would you realistically need such a high rotation of prop movement on a model boat?

    Sometimes simple is more longer lasting than expense.
    A lot can be achieved with kort nozzles and a bow thruster in model boats, both very reliable items with little maintenance in service.

    πŸ“ plastic card
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    From looking at some details of these "logan cutters", they seem to be more orientated toward paper and card, maybe they "might" take plastic, but very thin plastic. Anything over 15thou and you might be struggling to make anything other than a scratch on.
    these types of cutters, their blades soon loose their sharp edge, so it can work out very costly in blade replacement.

    For long strips, its just as easy to use a longer metal straight edge or rule. Simply use a couple of fast clamps on either end of the straight edge to hold all in place. For "sections" you should really be cutting with a toothed blade, rather than scoring with a knife edge, having to try and force a knife blade through a plastic section often leads to bending or deformation of the plastic section and you dont achieve a square cut through, it ends up with a rounded edge which either needs filing or re carving to clean up, so use a fine toothed saw for section. I use a small joinery jig, as used for picture frame material, its light, small and suits plastic sections and allows your saw blade to cut vertically with ease, with no risk of "wandering"

    The only thing I find Irritating about having to change the blade in my knife, is. thats when I usually cut myself !! Anytime after that and I dont get even a scratch, but just those first few hours working with a new blade.......[ha ha].

    πŸ“ plastic card
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A knife you can easily change blades on. the sharper the blade, the easier it is to cut, but remember to only make "light" score marks, over and over each other. A single heavy cut can either suddenly drift off to one side or worse still, cause injury.

    If you need small [ish] round items, use a compass cutter, and again, several light cut passes gets better results.

    πŸ“ Producing Controlled Vectored Thrust In any Direction
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Graupner "schottle drive", albeit with limited angle of rotation, but thats only due to having to use a servo to rotate the drive unit, but serves to good effect.

    πŸ“ RNLI SOS Event
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    EVENT CANCELLED ! 😭

    YET AGAIN THE WEATHER HAS SEEN FIT TO FORCE CANCELLATION.
    SNOW HAS FALLEN AND CONTINUES TO FALL IN THE AREA. THE ROADS MAY BE OK, BUT THE FOOTPATHS ARE UNTREATED/NOT CLEARED AND THE WEATHER IS NOT SOMETHING I WOULD EXPECT ANYONE TO STAND OUT IN FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME.

    CMBC EXPRESS THEIR APPOLOGIES, BUT BEYOND OUR CONTROL. 😟

    πŸ“ Precedent Perkasa kit problem
    11 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Gregg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I presume you are talking about the inside edges of the hull, where you are going to bond the wooden reinforcing strips to., rather than the deck edge.

    Be careful not too take too much out, leave some "rough area" as it will help with the bonding of the 2 surfaces, make it to smooth and one slight knock against a bank and they might seperate.



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