Monday, 9 January 2017

Wet week in January 2017.

Well 2017 has come in with a soggy wet week, but at least its starting to get lighter in the morning and evenings, so those of us with winter syndrome (that's most of us isn't it) can look forward to better times!.
Just to keep the little grey cells working here is a quiz for you and its just that, no prizes and no need to tell me your guesses, I took the pictures so already know the answers.
Should be easy for the older members who had been coming down to the lake for years and know everyone's boats and models. 




The 'For sale' section is empty so if you have any boats you want to sell to make room for more builds, all you need to do is send me an e-mail with a picture of the item and brief description and how much you would like for same. Don't forget what you want and what some one is prepared to give could be different!. Won't cost you anything though, so what have you got to lose.

Its that time again when your renewals are due, so if you've not spent up over Christmas give Andy the Sec your money at the end of the month!.
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Where do you get virgin wool from?
Ugly sheep!.

They have started to give Viagra to old men in nursing homes as it stops them rolling out of bed!.

A mean husband gave his wife a complete mink outfit for her birthday,
A 12 bore shotgun and a set of traps!.
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That's all for now folks.


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

After Christmas & New Year, 2017.



Happy New Year to all our members, readers and 
 Lakeside viewers.
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Looks nice on paper!, park been very busy over the holidays.

First sail 2017

Today at the lake as you can see by how the sailors are wrapped up it was quite cold and a bit of a breeze,  which whilst welcomed by the yachtsmen the wind chill factor seemed to make it a bit worse!


Not the North Atlantic, but quite cool at this end of the lake.



Steve's Louis Heloise.

The sailors had a slight breeze!.


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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Mentioned in dispatches

Mentioned in dispatches.

Seen in the International Model Lifeboat Magazine this month, an article on our Haydock Park Show stand!.




Another feather in our club's cap.
This article is due to the excellent models on show by Member, Ken Pheasey, and the members who rally round and help in the setting up and manning of our stand at the various shows during the year.

Another good year for the club I'm sure you will agree!.
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After seeing Mich Streets Drone in the previous post, I thought this was appropriate.

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Frostbite sail 2016.

Frostbite sail 2016.

Well, the frost was there first thing in the morning, but at least Dave didn't have to get his ice breaking gear out this year, in fact we haven't had to break the ice for the last few years, perhaps the global warming is finally reaching Compstall!.


Geoff's first build I was told, it looks almost new after a new coat of paint!.

Tugs out in force too.


On the bench.

Sorry to spoil the illusion, but you are interested in how things work aren't you?.



Looks good hey.

In the warm!, sampling Mike's hot soup and drinks.

And you thought that Al the Comm was only into Boats didn't you!

No show without Punch as they say, disappointed there was no Sausages no doubt!.



Well another good DO put on by the committee, not forgetting Mike's brilliant efforts again.

No doubt Andy will be sending out his reminders for your renewals shortly, so hopefully you've not spent up over the holidays.

A Happy New Year to all our readers.
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Its the way I tell em!.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Poynton Model Show 2016.

Poynton Model Show 2016.

Report on show from Al the Comm.





For the train guys

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This week got a "Like" on our Facebook page from Dave Wooley, praise indeed from Dave who is the photographer from Model Boat Magazine, thanks for that Dave!, of course the guy with him is our own Bob (The Builder) Abell! at Colwyn Bay Club Show.

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Next events.

1100  27th December   Tuesday    “Frostbite Sail”      Landing Stage and Clubhouse
                                  Soup and Mince-pies after a frosty sail.
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It's the way I tell em!


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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

500 club rules,2016-7

500 club rules, 2016-7.


Received this set of rules from Al the Comm, any problems with them see him or the secretary of the 500 Section.






And mind the ducks of course, this is a Class 3 Bird Reserve.
Duckie Teal.

A blast from the past

Spoke to Lawrence today and he showed me this photo he found in a charity shop this week, as you can see it shows our club landing stage!, though its obviously before 2006 which was when the present stage was updated to the metal checkered plate one now.
This one is wooden and the people shown aren't plain to see who they are, perhaps if you recognise yourself you could let me know so I can put your name to the picture, but if you were on a sickie from work perhaps not!!.

  

And a tidied up one



And a coloured one!, thanks to Peter Lee.

Nice to see some oldies Hey!.
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Its hard to be Nostalgic when you can't remember anything.

Things have got so bad that the good old days were only last week!.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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Monday, 28 November 2016

Colwyn Bay Club 2016.

Colwyn Bay Club 2016.

Received this e-mail this week from the sec at the Colwyn Bay club,

We are in the process of moving lakes and that involves obtaining new 
Licences, plus H&S and insurance approvals.

Due to the uncertainty of those outcomes, we will not be holding our 
Regatta in 2017 and do not know if it will return at a future date.

Thanks to everyone for their previous support, it was much appreciated.

Regards

Alan Woodward.

As anyone who has been to this club's shows in the past, they will be disappointed to see this, but hopefully it will be returning in the future!.
Bob (The Builder) Abell and myself went there this year and even though it was on the same day as our club's regatta, we decided to go and fly our flag!.To give you an idea of this clubs event in 2016 here are some pictures for you.

Bob the builder.
 
Sailing his Slo Mo 2.


Then he had a go sailing my Duck, the one built by Graham Harling!,

Then it was my turn to sail Bobs Slo Mo 2


Fame at Last
Another type of duck




General view.








Hopefully this is not another club biting the dust show wise!, would be such a shame as they have been good at it as I've been going for the last six or seven years and never had a bad one.

A blast from the past at Colwyn Bay Shows.

Rosie,Joyce,Velda and I.

Straight running


Guess who with the Great Eastern?.

View from the show.

Not many people have seen this one, the old lake which was where the A55 above was built over!.

Hope these old pictures will bring some happy memories to our members and the Colwyn Bay members.
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Will be sorry if they never have any more shows
It was a very friendly show and full of nice memories too
And a lovely ride out, with trouble free parking
Bob the Abell.

Hard to find something to write about this time of year, but hope this reflection of the past year will keep you going until the next time!.
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That's all for now folks
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Next Events

2000  14th December      Wednesday          AGM                    Clubhouse



               10th & 11th  December.  Poynton Model Exhibition


1100  27th December   Tuesday    “Frostbite Sail”      Landing Stage and Clubhouse
                                  Soup and Mince-pies after a frosty sail.


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