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Old 19-07-2016, 20:21
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For a second Sandy, I thought you had put attracting half and full morons in the area.
The boom looks good Ivor and I assume it was designed for use with the Type 45's in case of engine failure in this hot and balmy weather

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Yes ....not as "the label says on the tin" Jim ........unbelievable that they are beset with so many " Teething Problems " most of which were pointed out by members when asking questions about the design during the build program ....and of course the one sold by us to our friends in oz which promptly burnt a transformer if my memory is correct .
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Old 21-07-2016, 13:28
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OK OK ....I GIVE IN ..........one low viz boom tail end marker to assist in positioning around distressed vessel prior to claiming salvage rights


Now I have no excuse about not being abel to see it from the lakeside
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Old 21-07-2016, 16:47
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No doubt the smily face will bring enlightenment to the crew of any stricken vessel.

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Old 21-07-2016, 18:09
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Well I hope they are still in the same happy frame of mind when they receive their invoice
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Ivor:

Hopefully this swan has no relatives on your lake!

(From theLoop.ca)

THUGGISH SWAN SMASHES UP 8 BOATS WORTH £15,000

"Birds in the hood! A rogue swan has recently been claiming its territory in the UK by aggressively attacking any ducks, geese or model boats that get too close to its stretch of water in Needham Lake. Eight boats, worth $26K (CAD), have so far been destroyed by the alpha animal. The owners have become so frustrated, that they’re now calling on the Queen herself to get involved (she technically owns all the swans in the country–fun fact). It is believed that the swan is protecting its cygnets."
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Old 26-07-2016, 16:37
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There is always a rogue byrd somewhere Tim.

On our Lake here in Plymouth [Millbrook , Cornwall to be exact] we seem to operate with respect for the Swans and they for us , especially when they have young in tow . They cruise regally thru' our boats and we give weigh to them. Mind you they don't like fast electric and internal combustion jobs so we banned them , the fe's & ic's , not the swans.

For the last three seasons one has nested only twenty yards from where we launch and almost totally ignores the antics of the humans and their toys.

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Old 27-07-2016, 07:44
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Likewise Dave .......
we have a pair which are there every year and they rear their cygnets without any discourse ......but we have another who "Drops in" now and then who we keep a watchful eye on .

The resident pair when not busy come over when we arrive to collect their protection money [ ours not theirs] then shove off and leave us alone , whilst the moor hens and ducks just go there own way and often follow us line astern whilst we play ............seems to work well .

To the best of our knowledge we have had only one incident where a swan crashed on top of a model whilst landing ....but we put that down to a youngster who had only recently got his wings so to speak
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Went down to the lake to "Play" today but apart from guiding a sail boat in nothing untoward happened .

Our swans at Histon have successfully brought their 4 cygnets on well and they and the parents were cleaning up the silt whilst we were there today .

Heres a couple of pics of a friends latest model out for trials ...

As you can see it was a beautiful day today ...the kind you imagine whilst plodding away at your model all winter

EL Tel if you get to view this ....we all trust your "eye" issues are now behind you and your Royal yacht model will be on the water soon ......
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Thanks Ivor , Managed to access thread thru' the back door as told . Nice shots , nice Yacht.

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Old 12-09-2016, 11:51
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Heres another recent completion by my sailing guru college Ted , who is one of those who seems to find enough wind when others quit

He amazes me when he takes it out as this model has so little freeboard you would expect it to sink when he is tacking and coming about ......or in my parlance "Turning around"
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:54
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Thanks Ivor , Managed to access thread thru' the back door as told . Nice shots , nice Yacht.

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Yes indeed Dave and all built from a "traplet" plan he found and a lot of mahogany he came upon by chance , but a beautiful model and loads of detail which I love to see
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Old 19-09-2016, 10:05
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Heres an update on the "Lake and its resident family .....as you can see I got the head count wrong as there are in fact 5 cygnets and two very proud parents [the others were in the weeds close to shore]

A couple of models as well to keep you up to speed so to speak
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Just an update on our lakes resident geese , which decided to come ashore as we were clearing away today .

These fluffy bundles looked so cute today and so photogenic ....hence the photo
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I met the lakes manager last week who showed me a photo of a 25lb Carp caught in the lake in the small hours by him....very impressive ... considering they are only a couple of years old when the lake was taken over and restocked ..but during the night the Police were involved in removing a mob of eastern europeans who despite the fences , signs , etc thought they would plunder the pool but were caught red handed and charged .
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