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PostSubject: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyMon Jul 10, 2017 3:38 pm

Thought I'd start a new thread for anyone wanting to post pictures of themselves and their clubs sailing days at the lake.

I'll start with my totally embarrassing morning down at Southport model boat club's open day.................took the new Jupiter for a sail, and due to my ineptitude and incompetence which resulted in me not being able to manage hand eye co ordination on two simple spinning devices.........my model just wouldn't go any other way but round in circles..............it was like watching a dog chase it's own tail, never being able to catch it..........

looks like I am going to need a lot of practice if I'm not going to embarrass myself in front of the Scottish contingent on the bonny bonny banks of the Clyde at Largs in 3 weeks time.

to say the skipper was drunk, might be pushing it..........but it sure looked like it.

how can managing two little spinning bits of machinery be sooooooh difficult to work cohesively.

it's no wonder our ladies say we can't multi task!!!!!.....and sadly I didn't have a 3rd hand to take any photos with a camera......sorry, maybe next time lol.

However......the resident members took my stupidity in their stride.......and quietly laughed to themselves......a goodly bunch of chaps and ladies.............I did come away with a prise though.............NO!, not for my model or even seaman-ship.........a bar of Toblerone on the roll a ball stall...........better than any cup..........I can eat it, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyWed Aug 16, 2017 8:50 am

hi,
this was my second time this year i have been able to go sailing due to health issues. i was all geard up for a nice afternoon sailing my lifeboat prince david Very Happy , which was based at barry south wales. it was a slight breeze but thought she would be alright. well a strong wind came from no where, and she capsized, sadly one crew member has been listed missing at bottom of the pond Sad Sad . so that was my day sailing over as i had to wait till she drifted in to reach with my pole rod. i managed a few photos before she capsized. also when i got her home i tryed all the electrics and they all work fine few what a releif that was  Shocked .

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you can see how calm it was on the water,

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then this gust of wind came and over she went i didnt take any photos of that i just wanted to save her. Shocked


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they fitted a drop board in the centre of the real  boat to help stop them capsizing, but i dont think this would have helped. she is motorized so i presume they would only use sail when it was very calm.


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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyWed Aug 16, 2017 11:50 am

RIP little man,.............have you a photo of the little brave man lost david, because if you do and he was 1;12 scale, i'll send you a replacement crew man similar as best I have to help man your boat for future shouts.

I see they are wearing the kapock vests.
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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyWed Aug 16, 2017 6:47 pm

hi neil,
this is the only photo i can find, he is the one sat down in the middle holding the pole. i made him some time ago. 

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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyMon Aug 21, 2017 2:03 am

Rest in peace matey.

A lovely model David  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyWed Aug 23, 2017 10:53 am

DAVID, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOUR LITTLE FELLAS, IT'S JUST THAT I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT I HAVE BROKEN A BONE IN MY FOOT...[sorry caps lock....not shouting]......and I've been hobbling for weeks and is getting more painful as it mends.......so not getting out to my workshop very much...........

but I will send them as soon as I feel somewhat better.

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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyWed Aug 23, 2017 4:06 pm

hi neil ,

there is no rush, its good of you to help me out thanks 2thumbsup 2thumbsup . hope you soon get better and lose the pain in your foot, what  with all the other aches and pains, if you are like me you dont no which hurts the most Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyThu Aug 24, 2017 9:26 pm

davidjt wrote:
hi neil ,

there is no rush, its good of you to help me out thanks 2thumbsup 2thumbsup . hope you soon get better and lose the pain in your foot, what  with all the other aches and pains, if you are like me you dont no which hurts the most Laughing


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too true, david. lol
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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyMon May 14, 2018 5:55 pm

I have been sailing today at colwyn bay on our new lake Sad still prefer the old one, its no good for a decrepid old person like me. here are a few photos



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this is my pusher tug above from model boats years ago




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this is my clyde puffer


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you can just see the smoke coming from funnel.



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that's all I managed with one video but haven't a clue how to load them on here.

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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyMon May 14, 2018 7:10 pm

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Just a few shorts of some of the Swiss Cottage MBC boat's (taken over the last month or two did not see that the date was wrong)
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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyMon May 14, 2018 9:51 pm

All these boats sailing around makes me jelouse, I really need to find a lake local or a club I can get too close to me without use of a car...

Might help if I had a finished model other than my wee nip that my dad hasn’t pinched I could sail lol!

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PostSubject: Down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyTue May 15, 2018 6:55 am

Hi Roadrunner

I think you just may like our small lake as it is in the Pub garden, so tea and coffee on tap along with good food. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyWed May 16, 2018 12:51 am

Sussex is a little far from the southern valleys of wales where I reside, it’s a shame tho only a few years ago I was all over the country sailing at diffrent lakes, shows and gatherings.

It’s always a life changer when you suffer from an illness that makes day to day life difficult, I’m just thankful I have the right support at home from the wife and kids and a hobby I can enjoy even if I can’t sail, to which all my models are capable for that just incase day I get the opportunity’s to go out.

I’m fortunate enough to also although not be present at events my old man and now my younger brother take my work and display and sail around Cornwall and Devon.
Although my father needs no help building models and at times she still shows me up, my brother is new to the boating hobby, and his attempts have been good although static builds, he has on pretty much permantly loan 2 of my boats both built and blogged on the forum, although hand me downs reasonable models that have had hard life’s so I’m not missing them to much, but his ability’s are limited to practical working rc models and also he’s very particular ( he’s a war ship but bag) so you can imagin it’s difficult for him to attempt a build at that level, so I’ve resorted to build boats for him to which I can only say watch this space....

But anyone local to me, hit me up for a visit or a sail!

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PostSubject: Re: down at the lake   down at the lake EmptyWed May 16, 2018 6:54 am

Hi Roadrunner

Sorry about your illness but the they thing is you have the Love and support of your family, I wish you well.

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