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Title: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: TugCowboy on November 15, 2011, 10:25:13 PM
Need to sort my diary out for 2012 and was wondering if any dates/venues for Mayhem had been pencilled in or thought about yet?

Shall I book extra windproof's for the last weekend in May as usual?

Alex
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 15, 2011, 10:34:53 PM
We will know very shortly when Mayhem 2012 will be dates are being finalised, watch this space.

You might not need waterproofs :-X :-X :-X :-X

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: andyn on November 16, 2011, 12:06:06 AM
Windproofs, windbreaks, anchors.....

You'll need the lot ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 16, 2011, 06:36:50 AM
Quote from: chingdevil link=topic=33825.msg334315#msg3343 >:-o15 date=1321396493
We will know very shortly when Mayhem 2012 will be dates are being finalised, watch this space.

You might not need waterproofs :-X :-X :-X :-X

Brian
Does that mean we'll need a passport to get there if guaranteed sunshine? %)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 16, 2011, 07:38:40 PM
I never mentioned guaranteed sunshine, I was thinking more along the lines of thermals :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 16, 2011, 07:51:34 PM
I always come prepared, shorts, thermals, skis, wetsuit, parachute, you name it... O0
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: TugCowboy on November 17, 2011, 09:36:58 AM
You might not need waterproofs :-X :-X :-X :-X

Sounds novel but I always find model boating more enjoyable when near water of some description  %) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 17, 2011, 01:23:10 PM
We awaiting confirmation as we speak... but it looks like Wicksteed June 2, 3 2012

 We is also gonna be bettera horgigized for next year so we'll be looking for a few volunteers to help organize etc.

Events/Schedule  organiser
Traders organizer
Publicity
Frequency control
Tea / coffee / dinner ladies
Park Parking....

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 17, 2011, 01:45:22 PM
Sounds good Martin. I'll probably come down on the Friday anyway if we can. I don't mind helping set up or doing something to help out over the weekend, I'm trained 1st aider/responder too. (and swiftwater rescuer too if anyone falls in {-)) Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Guy Bagley on November 17, 2011, 02:03:38 PM
so i have to get my  new motor cruiser model  finished by june now.........UMMMM ? {:-{
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: TugCowboy on November 17, 2011, 03:02:05 PM
Sounds great Martin,

Wouldn't mind turning my hand to Schedule/Events if you hadn't already someone in mind?

Alex
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 17, 2011, 03:31:36 PM
Main events:

Big Duck race / slalom / chase / fight!
Straight Running ( anything including RC but you can't use the rudder .. obviously! )

Dress code - Lifeboatmen & Sowesters!
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 17, 2011, 03:37:35 PM
Looking forward to the mighty duck race, mines under top secret construction in the hermetically sealed lab (or garage). Maiden voyage to be done under the cover of darkness at an undisclosed location, or in the bath maybe. O0

PS. That means I've got 2 lifeboats to build, 1 to refurbish, an MMB tug to finish, the 8ft supertanker/container ship and of course the mighty duck....... %%
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Bill D203 on November 17, 2011, 03:48:56 PM
We awaiting confirmation as we speak... but it looks like Wicksteed June 2, 3 2012

 We is also gonna be bettera horgigized for next year so we'll be looking for a few volenteers to help organize etc.

Events/Schedual  organizer
Traders organizer
Frequency control
Tea / coffee / dinner ladies
Park Parking....



This is not a good weekend to have the mayhem event as there will be so much eles going on that weekend with the Queens celebrations. If it is going to be on this weekend I for one will not be able to make it!!! :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( + how many punters (genral public) will be around????
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 17, 2011, 03:55:32 PM
I think next year's going to be very busy whatever weekend is chosen with the Olympics and so forth. Perhaps a lot of people will just be glad of a break from it all? I know I for one will be. The only 'boating' related clash I can see is that it's the East Midlands Lifeboat Day in Leicestershire on Sunday 3rd. Dave.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: klunk on November 17, 2011, 06:15:55 PM
Anne and mark Phillips, went camping
Charles and do played cricket
William and Kate, went.   Sailing then a n nice meal
The theme is let the women do that stuff, and I will do something I want, cos its quiet!
Mayhem will be the same if it clashes, will be there having fun!

Let me know if you want a hand organising anything
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: richtea on November 17, 2011, 06:33:27 PM
We awaiting confirmation as we speak... but it looks like Wicksteed June 2, 3 2012

 We is also gonna be bettera horgigized for next year so we'll be looking for a few volunteers to help organize etc.

Events/Schedule  organiser
Traders organizer
Publicity
Frequency control
Tea / coffee / dinner ladies
Park Parking....



Never tried parking a park before,
must see that one
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 17, 2011, 06:35:10 PM

 Evening Richard!!  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: CF-FZG on November 17, 2011, 07:08:58 PM
Anne and mark Phillips, went camping

Nice for them, but won't Tim have something to say ok2


Mark.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 17, 2011, 07:45:10 PM
As I have previously said to Martin, I think Mayhem has reached the point where it needs a bit of more formal organisation to get the most from the event. While it's great to just turn up and launch, the  resulting free for all, not to mention a few collisions, meant that I dared not risk my relatively fragile scale models on the water which was rather disappointing.

Wicksteed is large enough to  separate out the more robust models from the more vulnerable ones and it should not be difficult to do this. Maybe a scale steering course at one end for the general scale models and a less restricted ara at the other for those models which want to show off their paces and maybe take the consequences!

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: john s 2 on November 17, 2011, 09:31:49 PM
Colin has raized a valid point. Sadly there is a conflict with diffrent sized boats. Even the wash from a bigger boat can sink a small boat, to say nothing about being hit.The answer should be strict control over whats sailing and when. John.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 18, 2011, 06:18:00 PM
Why not consider having an area marked off with buoys for the more vulnerable boats to sail in?
I've seen before a fair sized area sectioned off using lengths of floating drainpipe, this worked quite well and also kept the cordoned area of water relatively calm and flat for smaller boats. Just an idea that maybe worth looking at. Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 18, 2011, 06:35:57 PM
From what I have seen, the end of the Wicksteed lake nearest the entrance seems to have the largest waves if the wind is blowing - which it often is.

From a personal point of view, what I would like to see is an area for the more sedate scale boats, maybe at the far end of the lake, which has a simple course and some docking features etc. which would enable scale boats to show off their paces without conflicting with the more exciting stuff. The far end of the lake does tend to be rather under utilised as most of the action usually takes place at the entrance end so this would spread the models around a bit and make maximum use of the water area.

Rather than make course obstacles specially, maybe some of the supporting clubs could bring along things that they use on their own waters, bearing in mind that Wiksteed is a constant depth.

Yes, all this needs a bit of organising but the usual turnout shows that there are plenty of people available who can help in both the preliminary planning and on the day. Their talents just need to be tapped. In the past there has been a bit of an imbalance between the large numbers who simply turn up to enjoy themselves and the few who actually stage the event, including the sterling and perhaps under appreciated efforts of the local Wicksteed club.

The Mayhem gathering has now got past the point where a general free for all is acceptable. A Steering Committee needs to be set up to work in partnership with the Wicksteed Club to really make the most of the weekend for everyone.

I would also suggest that attendees be invited to contribute to the cost on a voluntary basis as last year a very small group were landed with the bill which seems a bit unfair to me.

Colin

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: carlmt on November 18, 2011, 08:46:29 PM
Some very sensible suggestions there Colin............I like the cut of your jib!!!!

Am planning to attend this next year - just hope I can have something ready to display!!!!! (The ferry for instance???).

As for costs......this clearly needs to be looked at on a serious level - we cannot have 'the few' covering the costs for 'the many'.  I dont think it should be run for profit - that would take away the 'fun' element, but if an SC is set up, the costs evaluated in a sensible timeframe, then all who attend can be informed of what the 'entry donation' is likely to be.

Sure, there may be a few who will baulk at the idea of paying to get in................but the argument here is not like at Beale Park (for instance) where the added attraction of sailing boats bring in more punters to pay on the gate to get in to an already commercial venture.

I fully support your ideas Colin...
Carl
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 18, 2011, 09:26:29 PM
I think most people attending won't mind donating to the cost of holding the event. Perhaps people could bring along unwanted boats related items and let them be offered for sale at the show, bring and buy? I'm sure we've all got bits and bobs that we aren't going to use, I know I have and don't mind putting some stuff for sale in my gazebo with the proceeds going towards the costs.
What about the old favourites like a raffle, perhaps it's worth approaching some of the traders that attend seeing if they'd like to 'donate' something to raffle/auction off??  O0
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: john s 2 on November 18, 2011, 09:30:10 PM
Sounds a sound idea.Possibly for more expensive items a percentage? John
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Shipmate60 on November 19, 2011, 12:27:15 AM
Colin,
Last year was a 1 off as the Wicksteed Weekend had been planned and was in severe danger of being cancelled purely from lack of funding as Martin had been made redundant.
It does however make me wonder just how much Martin has put his hand in his own pocket to pay for the Forum (yes I know donations are available) and Wicksteed over the years.
Now Martin has recognised now that help is needed, I hope that assistance will be forthcomming.
Between the suggested help it should be able to utilise the expertise of the members to produce another memorable weekend.
If purely donations are used then some "up front" finance will have to be available.
I would not like to see a Wicksteed Weekend and if I had the time would willingly assist in any way.
With the help of members it would become a Mayhem event in reality.

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Bill D203 on November 19, 2011, 08:24:38 AM
Colin has come up wioth some good idears. However is He happy to arrive on Friday morning to set it all up and stay till we are all done on Sunday to clear it all up??
Re the money side of things, Yes £5.00 a head should cover it nicely. So when you go and get a Tea or coffee why not drop in the box a £1 a cup.

Some years ago Martin did set out a time table for both days. By lunchtime it had been thrown out cause it did not work as boaters was not ready for there time slots and lots of other ressons.

Part of the charm of this weekend is to have FUN!!! not to be pushed around to fit in with the timetable. I have to do that at work! blow that during a weekend of fun.

Now then, I take it IC boats are still band from useing the lake?? Some of the Wicksteed MBC saw my lifeboat at Deans Marine open day. I think most of them agreed it would not upset anyone, but alass it is band. For this resson I will not be where i am not going to be welcome.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: richtea on November 19, 2011, 12:42:07 PM
You will be missed Bill,
surely a common sense solution can be found ?
Regards
Richard  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 19, 2011, 01:01:27 PM
Bob,

Yes, I agree that this year was a one off and were it not for the generosity of yourself and a few others the event would not have gone ahead. But, as you say, this shouldn't be the way things are done. I am sure that the majority of people attending are more than happy to contribute to the costs and it's really a case of harnessing that willingness. I also take your point about needing at least some of the finance 'up front' to relieve financial pressure on the organisers. There is a donation mechanism on Mayhem  and while I am not certain whether I will be able to attend next year at this stage, I would still be very happy to make an upfront donation on the assumption that I will come. Others may prefer to make a donation on the day which might entail dipping into any financial 'reserves' Mayhem might have. While Martin has been very generous in the past in providing free drinks etc. I don't think it at all unreasonable that people should pay for these at a minimum of cost price. As Bill says, it's no great hardship to drop maybe 50p or £1 in the box and any surplus will go to help fund the event. I don't know what the situation is with the traders but I would hope they are prepared to make their own voluntary donations if it is not possible to charge them a small sum directly because of park regulations etc. As I say, I don't know what the actual 'balance sheet' for the event is but given the number of attendees, traders and the work put in by volunteers I would imagine that the baseline cost could be covered without anyone having to dig too deep in their pockets. I don't think we should have a fixed entry fee as some people are in a better position to contribute than others so just a suggested average sum could be mentioned.

Bill,

Yes, I agree with you that the event should be fun and I am not suggesting that it should be unduly regimented. However, when you have made a 260 mile round trip and been unable to run your own boats for fear of them being damaged or sunk it is not quite so much fun. I visited on the Saturday this year and witnessed quite a number of collisions due to careless driving, any one of which would have wiped out my boats completely. I am simply suggesting that we introduce a few common sense measures to ensure that everyone enjoys the day bearing in mind that the nature of Mayhem offers the opportunity to see a very wide variety of models in action as opposed to sitting on a stand in an exhibition. Giving the smaller, slower, more vulnerable boats their own space at the normally less used end of the lake would be one. I think the timetable tried in the past was probably too detailed but it should be quite possible to identify just a few blocks of time, (say 30-45 minutes) between the free sailing sessions for specific sessions for categories such as sailing boats, straight runners, a warship parade, Springers etc. Some of these models could also participate in the free sailing sessions as well if the owners are happy to do do so. With regard to people 'not being ready' then I suggest they need to be a bit better organised! Phil Abbott doesn't seem to have a problem with this and he runs steamers. Also, I doubt if that would be an acceptable excuse in your normal racing programme!

More and more people now have 2.4Ghz radios but active frequency control is still needed as otherwise there is a tenedency for people to walk off with the peg and hog the frequency. OK, you can find them and ask for a go yourself but it is better if people simply book say half hour slots and only continue running by agreement with frequency control if the next slot is empty.

I am not going to comment on the  ban on IC as I have heard several different versions of the reasons for this.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: wartsilaone on November 19, 2011, 01:51:20 PM
I'm hoping to make it again this coming year and would be happy to make a donation up front, even if in the end I don't manage it.
SWMBO will of course have the final say on which days I will be there, but I am happy to lend a hand. The Norsea will probably be coming again as this is the only working boat I have. I will be nice to get her out a few more times before she retires from active service.

Ali.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: klunk on November 19, 2011, 07:46:44 PM
I have been for the last couple of years now, camping till Sunday, have helped setup, take down, retrieve gazebos from the lake, walking down to the lake in the middle of the night and various other little jobs, all done willingly with Martin Phil and stars plus a few I don't know. Thanks are not needed, as I see it as a duty to help at this event.
 AS stated earlier, I am happy to help all weekend. A donation, no problem . I also agree that the far end of the lake is under utilised, there is a safe area behind the catch net for the straight runners, this area was only used on Sunday after the wind really got up. Saturday it was used by the subs and Our northern brethren with the haggi! A sc would be good, but it needs to be in conjunction with wicksteed mbc and the park authorities, with everything on the table UPFRONT, this Includes fast electrics and ic as well as sail, steam, scale, submarines  and any other type of marine modelling. A structured programme, time slots for certain types of model fine, as long as it is done sensibly it would not present any problems. But remember the lake is quite big if used correctly, not with everyone down one end of the lake!
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 20, 2011, 09:45:15 PM
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Wicksteed Weekend Steering Group


This year instead of Martin having to organise the Mayhem Weekend on his own we are looking for some volunteers so the work load can be shared between a group of us. 

Now some of you have already indicated that you would be willing to help, so if you can send me a PM with what you are willing to do we can then start organising what is going to happen over that weekend and by who.

Can you also let me know when you would be getting to the event, that way we will know when to expect you and not panic that something is not going to get done

At the moment we have shipmate60, steamboatphil and myself in the group.


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Shipmate60 on November 20, 2011, 10:03:35 PM
Just to get the ball rolling we have our first confirmed volunteer:

Events/Schedual  organizer
Traders organizer              -    Mark of MarksModelBits
Frequency control
Tea / coffee / dinner ladies
Park Parking....

Any traders thinking about attending please contact Mark.

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 21, 2011, 12:12:42 AM
Well brian you can add my name to the Steering Group for Mayhem 2012 cant you  :-)) I'll give you a little clue I'm the one USUALLY trying to catch those so called Straight running Boats that Steam Boat Phil Keeps launching at me



Welsh Wizard
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 21, 2011, 10:06:57 AM
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Wicksteed Weekend Steering Group


This year instead of Martin having to organise the Mayhem Weekend on his own we are looking for some volunteers so the work load can be shared between a group of us. 

Now some of you have already indicated that you would be willing to help, so if you can send me a PM with what you are willing to do we can then start organising what is going to happen over that weekend and by who.

Can you also let me know when you would be getting to the event, that way we will know when to expect you and not panic that something is not going to get done

At the moment we have shipmate60, steamboatphil and myself in the group.


Brian


PM sent, Dave.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 21, 2011, 10:33:29 AM
When asking for volunteers you might like to consider what 'set piece' sessions are likely to be run. Given that much of each day will be dedicated to free sailing there is a danger of trying to cram too much in which is what I think happened previously.

For example some likely popular set piece sessions might be:
Parade of warships
Parade of Sail
Straight running

This probably only leaves space for one or two more unless you have different set pieces on each day in which case people who can only attend on one day might miss the one they would be most interested in participating in. Once you know what sessions will be running and when then you can recruit the appropriate people to manage them and leave them to get on with it.

As I have said previously, and others have agreed, it also makes sense to make maximum use of the lake to avoid all the action being crammed up one end and my suggestion of a simple scale course in a designated area at the far end from the entrance would do this and also separate out the more vulnerable models from the bigger ones.

To save people being lumbered with a rather boring job, frequency control could be on a 'managed self service' basis. If boards for 27mhz and 40mhz were to be prepared for each day designating the available slots for free sailing in 30 minute blocks then on arrival boaters could block in a maximum of say three non consecutive sessions for their frequency. When coming to the end of their slot, if no one has at that time taken the next slot then they could carry on for another half an hour. If during the day it appears that there is no one else on your frequency you could block in additional slots with an asterisk against your name signifying that you are willing to stand down if somebody else does want to run on that frequency. That way the frequency control would more or less take care of itself and the boards could be kept in the control tent or on one of the participating club stands. A Frequency Control officer could be appointed to deal with any disputes or issues that might arise but wouldn't need to be on continuous duty.

Frequency control for the set piece sessions would need to be organised separately by the controller of the session.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 21, 2011, 03:24:26 PM
It looks like I'll be supervising the 27MHz and 40MHz frequency 'peg' board. I've suggested much as Colin and others have said:

1. 30 mins slots, after which the pegs should be returned. If nobody else wants to use said peg then the user can retain it for the next 30 min slot and so on. There should be a clock with the correct time by the peg board. This is the one the timings go off, not someones watch, mobile phone or whatever to avoid any argument. Slot times are on the hour or half hour.

2.  There should be a sheet on the peg board with time slots across the top, pegs down the side. Anyone using a peg MUST write their boat name/own name or both in the slot. This will help retrieve missing and non returned pegs, and help keep track of users and make sure everyone has a fair chance to sail.

3.  Nobody should expect to be able to 'reserve' a specific frequency for the whole day or weekend.

4.  There will probably be periods set aside for specific displays of certain craft such as:
     Warships/Naval
     Sail power
     Lifeboats/rescue craft
     Straight running

These periods should run on both days. There perhaps should be an hour at least between these specific displays for 'free' sailing.

I agree it would be a good idea to make better use of the bottom end of the lake. A scale course would be a great addition, especially for the more vulnerable boats. This I assume could still be used when the 'specific displays' are taking place (except straight running unless you're brave), priority for frequencies should go to those wanting to take part in the display though.

The system should pretty much run itself so long as everyone agrees to whatever the final 'rules' are. It's getting much less of a problem these days with 2.4ghz systems getting cheaper and cheaper. You now know what to put on your Christmas list if you've not already got one,
                                                                       Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: 6705russell on November 21, 2011, 03:49:57 PM
Judging by how many people sail at once and the ratio of 2.4ghz kit to 27/40mhz I would of thought that a sailing time of 45 minutes would be closer to the mark Dave?  By the time someone as got the peg and started sailing 5/10 mins will have already passed...See what you think.

Russ
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Subculture on November 21, 2011, 06:17:59 PM
To avoid the problems with disappearing pegs, at the Dive-ins I use a clipboard with a frequency sheet. Submariners use either 27mhz or 40mhz, 2.4ghz being out of bounds underwater. I go around and ask people at the start of the event what frequency they are on, including any spare crystals, and then advise of any clashes. It works quite well, although it could become unwieldy for larger events.

The only problem experienced was when one person gave me the wrong frequency, so we inadvertently had a clash. The only way around that one is to use a frequency checker, and ask the person to switch their transmitter on to check the frequency.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 21, 2011, 07:03:29 PM
In response to what Colin has allready Posted about his SMALL delicate models and others who are in the same boat so to speak, how about this for a Master plan or as Blackadder would say BALDRICK WE HAVE A CUNNING PLAN.

I suggest that we cordon off the straight running course so anyone who want to play can do so ALL weekend

The area to the left of the straight running course will be set out as a SCALE area ONLY,and NO large boats will be allowed to sail in it,I know a lot of work goes into the scale boats and I personally would not be amused if I had one run over.    In this area we will incorporate a small steering type course and a dock of some sorts.

The area to the right of the straight running course will of course be the main area of sailing,we could therefore put some steering obstacles in this part as in previous years.

I do hope this will be a suitable compromise that everyone will agree to as there is NO other way in my humble opinion of making everyone happy NOT THAT WE CAN !!!!!!

As one who seems to live in the lake all weekend I know this is a lot of work but hey ho if EVERYONE is HAPPY then I will have done something right.


One thing that immediately springs to mind is that we are going to need a LOT of weights this year to hold all the buoys etc down,if anyone knows of any sash weights going FREE or old Brake discs then MOORE the merrier as I am limited to how many I can carry down to the event.

Dave



Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 21, 2011, 07:26:21 PM
Dave,

Yes, the 'scale course' could include the existing dock and extend up that side of the lake to the end. Then the other side next to the railway would be free for other stuff such as straight running. The limits of the scale area could be delineated by a series of buoys. This would give the scale guys a 'safe' area although they would be perfectly free to run on other parts of the lake if they wished to. So basically the scale area would then be the upper left quadrant of the lake when viewed from the entrance. I think that wpould work pretty well.

It would also be good if more of the traders and clubs could be located at that end of the lake to spread things around a bit.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 21, 2011, 07:38:42 PM
To avoid the problems with disappearing pegs, at the Dive-ins I use a clipboard with a frequency sheet. Submariners use either 27mhz or 40mhz, 2.4ghz being out of bounds underwater. I go around and ask people at the start of the event what frequency they are on, including any spare crystals, and then advise of any clashes. It works quite well, although it could become unwieldy for larger events.

The only problem experienced was when one person gave me the wrong frequency, so we inadvertently had a clash. The only way around that one is to use a frequency checker, and ask the person to switch their transmitter on to check the frequency.

Subs

I had thought about the issues with subs and them having to use 27 or 40MHz. The only problem with checking frequencies at the start of the days sailing is that there are people coming and going all day, in an hour or two the situation may be completely different.
I would imagine that there will be spare crystals around and if there is a problem it could soon be resolved.

Question? Would I be right in assuming it is most probably easier to change the crystals in a boat than a sub due to their construction? If that's the case I would recommend that ideally the boat should change frequencies. That seems fair enough to me?

Lake 'Segregation'

Welcome back to the Welsh Wizard, your idea sound interesting. Like you say though it's certainly going to need a lot of marker buoys, I thought the straight running ran virtually from one end of the lake to the other? I'm sure you or steamboatphil (ML Boater) can put us right... O0

                                                                             Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Subculture on November 21, 2011, 07:59:33 PM
Would I be right in assuming it is most probably easier to change the crystals in a boat than a sub due to their construction?

It greatly depends on the the way the sub is constructed. Some subs are easier to gain access to than others, but generally changing frequencies can be a bit of a fiddle. I wasn't suggesting any special dispensation for submariners, I just used that as an example because I've only ever organised events for model subs, and as we're restricted to the older lower frequency systems, frequency control is a still a big deal.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 21, 2011, 08:16:59 PM
Quote
Welcome back to the Welsh Wizard, your idea sound interesting. Like you say though it's certainly going to need a lot of marker buoys

Maybe, but if it doubles the amount to which the water can be used it will be worth it. The overall objective for boaters and public alike should be to keep as many boats on the water simultaneously as possible. That way, everyone will be happy.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 21, 2011, 08:33:56 PM
What about using some of these for marker buoys? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110772960829&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110772960829&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 21, 2011, 09:00:55 PM
Number 6 Thanks for the Welcome back.   

Thats what we normally use for course markers.What I was thinking of doing was utilising some of these with some palstic piping as this can be easily seen,especially if I spray them red or orange.

As for the straight running using most of the lake this is not true at all,we normally go cross corner so to speak so using the straight running course defined by a series of Markers would keep all the other boats off the segregated area


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: craftysod on November 21, 2011, 09:46:37 PM
Why not use plastic yellow gas piping,just see any gang near who is laying new pipe,we throw away tons of the stuff away each year for recycling.
I would help,but i'm a thousand miles from you  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 21, 2011, 10:15:44 PM
What a cracking idea  :-)).....Now I must keep my eyes peeled



Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Shipmate60 on November 21, 2011, 10:31:13 PM
Dave,
That doesn't mean you can go round digging it up again!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 21, 2011, 11:29:41 PM
SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH please don't tell EVERYONE lol


BUT just had a rather good BRAINSTORM tonight heavens above I hear you all say,must be all this Welsh Air  what we really need to segregate the pond is staring us all in our eyes SWIMMING POOL LANE MARKERS.

So the ans to this is anyone know where they could be had CHEAPLY ANYONE GOT ANY CONTACTS I know there is some on Ebay for sale in Hartlepool but it's a bit to far for me to collect



Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 21, 2011, 11:35:22 PM
Wicksteed Weekend 2012 Update

I will try and do this as we progress towards the event, but work might get in my way, if so I will volunteer shipmate60 to do it.

I have contacted Wicksteed MBC regarding running IC and fast electric boats, when I get an answer back from them I will let you all know.

List of volunteers so far

Martin - liase with the Wicksteed MBC and Wicksteed Park
Shipmate60 & myself co-ordinating the event
Steamboatphil, Klunk & Welsh Wizard – in charge of boat rescue and marking out the water
Number6 – Frequency control, if Wicksteed MBC are ok with that
Richtea – Car parking, still need another for this one
TugCowboy – Working out the schedule of events, again might need another to help with this
MMB – Is organising the traders

We still need some
Tea ladies or gentlemen
Publicity
On the day donations of tea coffee and biscuits

What is the thoughts of a bring and buy stall?

Finally I will get some badges made so on the weekend everyone will know who the steering group are.

That’s all for now, “time for bed said Zebedee”

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 22, 2011, 07:44:28 AM
Always around to do things, as always I will sponsor the tea and coffee and bring my "mayhem" tea urn (now as well known as the event) and I've got 5000 cups ready.   :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 22, 2011, 08:00:34 AM
SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH please don't tell EVERYONE lol

BUT just had a rather good BRAINSTORM tonight heavens above I hear you all say,must be all this Welsh Air  what we really need to segregate the pond is staring us all in our eyes SWIMMING POOL LANE MARKERS.

So the ans to this is anyone know where they could be had CHEAPLY ANYONE GOT ANY CONTACTS I know there is some on Ebay for sale in Hartlepool but it's a bit to far for me to collect

Dave

Did have a look around at lane markers, they're expensive though unless find somewhere getting rid of some. How about these? Used by children and excercise classes etc. Cut them up, hole in middle, thread them on a floating line...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pool-Noodle-Woggle-Swimming-Pool-Float-/120610705621?pt=UK_Swimming_Pools_Hot_Tubs&var=&hash=item61ca7682f5 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pool-Noodle-Woggle-Swimming-Pool-Float-/120610705621?pt=UK_Swimming_Pools_Hot_Tubs&var=&hash=item61ca7682f5)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh_Druid on November 22, 2011, 09:23:20 AM
HMMMM ! Hate to sound slightly negative but with all this talk about dividing the pond into lanes - remember that sailing boats (yachts) are restricted by  the wind direction and may be tacking across the lake in order to get from one end to the other !!  They just cant conform to longitudinarily  placed "lanes".

Don B.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: carlmt on November 22, 2011, 10:15:37 AM
Like it Dave  :-)) Safe for fragile boats, clear enough to see....

WD - I think the intention is to just hive off maybe 1/3rd to nearly 1/2 of the lake to segregate the slower/more delecate/fragile scale boats from the faster/larger/more wake inducing scale boats.

Lets face it - ALL boats are scale....it is just to which degree %% %% %%

I think there would still be plenty of room to sail a yacht............
Carl
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: pugwash on November 22, 2011, 10:34:09 AM
Like the idea and don't forget one of the cheapest floating lines available is polypropolene - I know it floats because some barmpot of
a lobsterman did his potlines with this and I got one round my prop one night in the North Sea just north of the Tyne.

Geoff
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 22, 2011, 10:37:40 AM
Just a thought guys, foam pipe insulation already has a hole in it to thread it on the rope, and I can get hold of some red and white hazard tape to wrap around it. It will be much cheaper.

As carlmt has said it is only to segregate the smaller boats from the larger boats and their wake, we are not talking about lanes for boats that would just not work.

Do you mean this stuff pugwash? 
http://www.ropesandtwines.com/products.asp?cat=1

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 22, 2011, 10:46:12 AM
I think it's a big enough area for part of it to be put aside for smaller fragile vessels. There are usually people that don't sail because they feel their boats are just too vulnerable to being damaged, that's a real shame for anyone that's decided to come along.
The area being looked at is usually pretty much devoid of users anyway. I think the organisers are just trying to make the best use of the area available, whilst giving everyone a chance to sail safely. Dave.  O0

PS. There's loads of different types of line and rope that floats. The rescue type throw lines would be good as they're brightly coloured. I thought the water pipe type foam insulation eventually soaks up the water and would sink? I've got some in the garage, I'll cut it up and leave it in a bucket and see how it does.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 22, 2011, 10:49:35 AM
 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: wartsilaone on November 22, 2011, 02:34:57 PM
My ferry isn't exactly small but I consider it quite fragile and if the wind blows like it did this year I shall be down the far end taking shelter behind the catch net again.                                                                                                                                                     Maybe Carl can resurrect the the floating dock idea and I can practice my manoeuvring as well as giving a safe haven. The existing jetty is a bit restrictive and harsh on my boats delicate skin :}

Ali.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 22, 2011, 03:10:16 PM
I'll hopefully be taking my 8ft container ship so a floating dock would be good to practice with. Dave.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: wartsilaone on November 22, 2011, 03:13:35 PM
It would give the tugs something to play with too.

Ali.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: carlmt on November 22, 2011, 03:17:58 PM
I will see what I can knock up guys.............probably be only a 'basic' set-up by then....................I am hoping to sort something out where these will be available through Linkspan models along with dock / harbour buildings etc.
I will base it on the drawings I did a few months ago......how deep is the lake?
Carl

PS - Dave, what scale is your container ship?
As for tugs - i think we need some of the smaller Deans Marine compact kit versions.........those at 1:48 and above might be a tad to big!!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 22, 2011, 03:47:04 PM
Container ship is being done on 1/96 scale, it's not based on any specific ship and will have interchangeable deck panels so can sail it as a tanker possibly LNG carrier too. Should be good for sailing around and as a plaything for the tugs, but be gentle when towing and pushing it please...  %)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 22, 2011, 03:56:26 PM
The lake is this deep:

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Number 6 on November 22, 2011, 03:59:37 PM
That'll be Stavros Welsh Wizard taming the depths then...
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 22, 2011, 04:39:16 PM

The floats would have to protect the small boats from going over the tops and tangling up in the ropes.

The sub mariners would have the whole lake to themselves.   %)

ken

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: klunk on November 22, 2011, 04:39:39 PM
It's not thAT deep, he was crouching to take a picture, anyway it only comes unto the water line on my Atlantis yacht!
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 22, 2011, 04:46:47 PM
Quote
It's not thAT deep, he was crouching to take a picture, anyway it only comes unto the water line on my Atlantis yacht!

No, this is more like it. Not sure if it gets a bit deeper in the middle though.

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: scoop on November 22, 2011, 05:57:21 PM
No, this is more like it. Not sure if it gets a bit deeper in the middle though.


Wickies model boat lake averages 21 inches deep, or it was when the laser was put across it during the rebuild. However there are undulations in the concrete base which offer small area's that are slightly deeper, but only by an inch or two.
I have a photo album or the lake being renovated which gives a clear indication of it's depth and the work that was carried out, the majority of the rebuild costs courtesy of a Living In Spaces grant from the government  :-)) I know cos I was there  :}

Regards
Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: john s 2 on November 22, 2011, 06:00:45 PM
The bring and buy stall sounds ok. Possibly a small amount could go to Mayhem? John.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: wartsilaone on November 22, 2011, 06:03:23 PM
I could probably contribute to a bring and buy stall.

Ali.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: richtea on November 22, 2011, 10:00:58 PM
No, this is more like it. Not sure if it gets a bit deeper in the middle though.



A certain Welshman found out the hard way

(http://s7.postimage.org/4omno9lgn/Wickstead_Mayhem_2011_233.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4omno9lgn/)

This was his normal stance,


(http://s8.postimage.org/ss43mfstt/Wickstead_Mayhem_2011_232.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ss43mfstt/)

Welcome back to the dark side Welsh Wizard.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 22, 2011, 10:21:48 PM
richtea YOU are so DEAD lol thanks for the welcome back

As you have now gathered the lake is approx 21/24 inch deep with a RUDDY trough exactly where i was standing lol


Welsh Druid the lake WILL only be segregated form the RIGHT of the straight running course allowing plenty of room to Sail

Pool Noodles are in my opinion NOT a good idea,been there had the tee shirt etc THEY Will not stay in a straight line so to speak.Brian you should know all I got to say is Springer football course you segregated.

A Buoy system of either a Swimming pool lane marker or even Ballcocks strung together will do the job far better and far easier to see....I WILL SORT IT OUT .

As for the Gentelman who offered to make a docking area I APPLAUDE you SIR just bring it along and we Will float it all you need to do is Build it and MAKE sure you have enough weight to Anchor is ...Suggested drop to Anchor weight 3 feet(I can adjust to suit in the Water)


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 23, 2011, 11:30:46 AM
We have got off to a good start with the voulunteers, now to a tricky subject Funding the Event.

My thought was to have a ticket system, brought before the day through the forum for the majority of attendees covering the entire weekend, if you come for only one day again the ticket is brought through the forum at a different cost. Those just turning up on the day pay Martin. Cost I think £5.00 full weekend, £2.50 for one day or on the day.
This sounds a bit crude at the moment, but it is an idea

Does anyone else have an idea how the funding of the event could be achieved, without someone standing on gate asking for money, as I am not sure the park would allow this.


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 23, 2011, 11:55:09 AM
Brian,

Do you have a budget for the event, i.e. how much do you need to spend?

I'm not sure that having a ticket system is the way to go as at some point it would need to be bought/checked. Who is going to do that and when? People are coming and going all the time to the car park, toilets, other park facilities and the general public also have access to the lake so you can't have a barrier. I suppose you could go to the control tent and have the 'Mark of Mayhem' inked on your forhead or some other accessible part of your anatomy but I think that even this is unnecessary.

Personally I think you can count on the vast majority of Mayhem attendees to be supportive without a formal system. By all means stipulate target entry fee for the event, either one or two days but then invite people to send in donations beforehand and for those who don't want to or are unsure if they are coming, provide a collecting tin at the control tent. I am sure that very few, if any attendees would not pay by one method or the other, certainly not enough to worry about in any event. Reminders could be put up at the control tent and made over the PA.

As I have said previously, I would be very happy to make an upfront donation of at least £5 even though at this stage I've got only a 50/50 chance of attending. I'm sure I'm not alone and that those who definitely know they are coming won't mind contributing in advance.

Also don't provide things like tea and coffee free. People should be expected to make a donation to cover the costs of any such communal facilities if they choose to use them.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: carlmt on November 23, 2011, 12:06:49 PM
Just a thought here - do with it what you will..........................

How much does it cost to produce water-slide decals on the home computer?
Does one of the 'organisers' have this ability? (I dont at the moment unfortunately).

How about producing a 'commemorative' decal - only available to those who make the 'donation' - that can be proudly added to, i dont know, a model display case???? That way, the subliminal message is 'I have a decal - I have made my contribution'.....

Each year the decal can be subtly altered (the year/date?).

Just an idea..............hopefully a cheap one.....
Carl
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 23, 2011, 09:10:55 PM
Brian don't think you could do what you are suggesting at all. If you start to charge for entry to the event then Wicktead Park Model Boat Club would defiantly not be amused let alone  The Wickstead Park Authorities.In MY OPINION it is defiantly a NO GO.

As far as a budget to run an event like this is concerned it is very Difficult to predict,when I ran the North Wales Model Boat rally was concerned I know for a fact it used to cost MYSELF well over £300 now Steam boat Phil was another organiser of the event and I don't know how much he spent,and like this event I was NOT allowed to charge Addmission.

I hear you asking what is involved in the costs etc to run an event
Fuel for the Generator
Advertising
Printing costs
Postage costs
Fuel to and from an event
Various Class prizes and silly happening prizes
Insurance
Event Hardware(rope,buoys etc)
Buying Gazebos
Wood for tables
Fuel for Barbies
Complementary food
Tea and Coffe ,milk and busuits
So running an Event is not cheap at all.

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on November 23, 2011, 09:16:10 PM
Ask EACH trader for an upfront donation to help fund the event !!!!!
If each trader gave for example £40 each to attend as a DONATION then 10 traders that would be £400 that would go a long way to pay for trophy's etc

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 23, 2011, 10:11:54 PM
Dave, some of those things are not essenial:

Buying Gazebos
Wood for tables
Fuel for Barbies
Complementary food
Tea and Coffe ,milk and busuits
People can pay for those on the day.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 24, 2011, 09:43:09 AM
Oh Dear one and all.....
You are all running before learning to walk....
So lets get things straight   (ha as it were)
First, Let us have confirmation that we are able to have use of the Lake at Wicksteed for the dates suggested
Second: Do the dates work for most folk
Third Stop being concerned about floats, roped off areas, how deep the water is etc, do all these stop you running boats where you are....I thought not.  it will be sorted on the day.
Fourth. Cost of event.....nothing........... so stop trying to put a price on it. You come along ...you run a boat...simple.
Purchase Mayhem swag......
Insurance I have sorted.
I sponsor tea and coffee  so no cost involved......donations to mayhem always welcome
Printing.....signs etc.....we all have printers

So there are the basics

Now book the weekend off  (and build a straight running boat)   :-)) :-))

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Younger at 70 on November 24, 2011, 10:03:30 AM
Well put phil  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: carlmt on November 24, 2011, 10:17:01 AM
Phil - the only concern I had with depth was for the anchors for the harbour...................

Nowt else....................chilled.......................building..........................aahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Carl
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 24, 2011, 10:34:24 AM
Dont worry Carl it only comes up to my knees and the white part of my boat (see pic above)   O0
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 24, 2011, 10:59:25 AM

  Well done sir! 

         ........ Phil's had some strong coffee today!   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: chingdevil on November 24, 2011, 11:04:34 AM
There must be something in the coffee ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Guy Bagley on November 24, 2011, 11:40:38 AM
There must be something in the coffee ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Brian

 is it a little blonde barmaid from the warwickshire area ? {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Younger at 70 on November 24, 2011, 01:18:14 PM
What ever happened to once bitten twice shy Phil ?
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: richtea on November 24, 2011, 01:29:00 PM
What ever happened to once bitten twice shy Phil ?



That all depend's on what she was biting ?  ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: The long Build on November 24, 2011, 01:29:56 PM

Now book the weekend off  (and build a straight running boat)   :-)) :-))

Straight !! :}
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Bill D203 on November 24, 2011, 02:42:43 PM
Oh Dear one and all.....
You are all running before learning to walk....
So lets get things straight   (ha as it were)
First, Let us have confirmation that we are able to have use of the Lake at Wicksteed for the dates suggested
Second: Do the dates work for most folk
Third Stop being concerned about floats, roped off areas, how deep the water is etc, do all these stop you running boats where you are....I thought not.  it will be sorted on the day.
Fourth. Cost of event.....nothing........... so stop trying to put a price on it. You come along ...you run a boat...simple.
Purchase Mayhem swag......
Insurance I have sorted.
I sponsor tea and coffee  so no cost involved......donations to mayhem always welcome
Printing.....signs etc.....we all have printers

So there are the basics

Now book the weekend off  (and build a straight running boat)   :-)) :-))



VERY WELL PUT Phil. AND THANKS :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 24, 2011, 04:04:28 PM
Quote
You come along ...you run a boat...simple.

Phil, that's just what I wanted to do this year - but it wouldn't have lasted five minutes! Either it would have been run over or upended by a sub coming up underneath it. There were far too many collisions - OK if you are running a big solid lump but not otherwise.

I certainly don't want to see vast expenditure or over regimentation but I think we do need a bit more organisation and dare I say it DISCPLINE  <*< :police: :police: so that everyone has an enjoyable day. To do that we need to use all the lake and not just the half at the entrance end which is what tends to happen. Separating out the vulnerable minnows from the big boys and speed merchants will help things no end in my view.

Like it or not, Mayhem is now quite a sizable event and has gone way beyond a few mates having an informal sailing session. We need to recognise this whilst still maintaining the party atmosphere that we all enjoy.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: andyn on November 24, 2011, 05:12:55 PM
Strange that I ran a submarine for nearly 14 hours that weekend and never crashed into anything....

The old saying that seems to happen to me quite a lot comes to mind... Sorry mate, didn't see you.....

Andy ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 24, 2011, 05:20:08 PM
You mean this one Andy? I think most people could see it coming.....

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Marks Model Bits on November 24, 2011, 05:26:30 PM
There was a couple of bumps and crashes when I sailed the sub as I wasn't used to sailing in 3D...... I managed to hit the bottom and side of the lake quite a few times, in fact I was getting really good at it!!! {-) {-)

Mark.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Bill D203 on November 24, 2011, 05:39:45 PM
Colin
As Phil has said today.
We need to check IF we can book the lake and when.
All this detail stuff can be shorted out after 1 we have a lake, 2 where it is,  3 what date .
Until that bit is shorted out WE HAVE NOT GOT A MEETING.
It strikes me no one from Wicksteed MBC has made any input here so maybe we could be putting them into corrner they do not want to be in next year.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Bill D203 on November 24, 2011, 05:49:49 PM
As many of you will know the Weymouth show is not going to be next year for all shorts of very good resons. Why not hold a Mayhem weekend around what would have been there weekend in July. Maybe if it was held in the right place Traders, model boaters slow, fast, scale, hydro, steam etc could combine with all the boaters that will miss out on there Weymouth Hit next year.
If you want to move the Mayhem up in the world then lets go for the top. 200 boats , 40 traders , and loads of public buy up Model boating.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 24, 2011, 06:23:13 PM
Quote
As Phil has said today.
We need to check IF we can book the lake and when.

Bill,

Like everyone else, I was simply picking up on Martin's earlier post. Actually July would be better for me personally as we are frequently away during the Mayhem weekend.

Wicksteed is popular with most people due to it's location and facilities. Obviously the ban on IC is unfortunate but I don't think the intemperate comments last year helped the situation. I don't think the lake is suitable for full blown IC or speed events but I suspect something might have been sorted out on a demo basis if a more constructive approach had been adopted.

If the IC ban has to stay then that is a shame but the majority of model boaters don't run IC boats and the interests of the majority will have to take precedence.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: geids on December 11, 2011, 11:35:49 PM
I enjoyed this year's Mayhem as it was, so I will arrange to be there whatever date's it is. As for 200 boats and 40 trader's, no thanks. The reason I enjoyed this year so much was, being able to talk to nearly everyone there. I don't want an huge event where the spirit that was so evident this year would be lost. While my main hobby is model boats, I would be quite prepared to make the 650 odd mile return trip without any boats for the atmosphere that was at this years meeting. I can sail my boats a lot closer to home if that was all that counted. My main reason for a return trip next year would be to enjoy the same friendly event as this year and not to be lost in the crowd.
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 15, 2012, 11:23:02 PM
ANY news etc on this event



Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: richtea on February 15, 2012, 11:32:49 PM
Martin is in the process of drafting an announcement
Regards
Richard..
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 16, 2012, 07:38:42 AM

Wicksteed 2012 Cancelled

It's with much sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of this year's (2012) 'Mayhem at Wicksteed'.

After several months of discussions, between the ModelBoatMayhem event steering committee and the Wicksteed Park Model Boat
Club Committee, the boat club have decided that they cannot support the event this year.

ModelBoatMayem has approached Wicksteed Park management directly but due to financial constraints and the lateness of the change
in circumstances, there is not enough time left to generate the required funds.


We would like to thank all of those people who have worked behind the scenes to try to get this year’s event off the ground.
This includes the ModelBoatMayhem event steering committee and the Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club.


So there we have it, no Mayhem at Wicksteed this year. Hopefully we may be invited back in the near future but for now. we're
left looking for a new location for Mayhem 2013.

Yours sincerely,
 Martin - Model boat Mayhem.


PS. We will not allow any further discussion or speculation  of the circumstances of the events leading up to this decision on the open forum.

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Netleyned on February 16, 2012, 08:14:42 AM
Sad news indeed.
Our thanks must go to Martin and the event steering committee
for all their efforts which sadly were in vain. :(( :((

Roll on 2013  :-)) :-))

Ned

Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: gingyer on February 16, 2012, 09:51:23 AM
Thanks to everyone involved for their efforts,
gutted that it won't be happening as are the other
guys here in Glasgow <:( <:(
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 16, 2012, 09:59:42 AM

For 2013 have you thought of Billing Aquadrome ?  :-))
Regards
Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: brianc on February 16, 2012, 10:12:29 AM
What a bummer, the Scots lads were looking forward to attending again this year.
A big thanks to all involved in trying to make it happen in 2012, lets hope we all meet up again in 2013 :-))

Now then, things to do.......
Release the higgii caught to replenish the escapees from last year.
Put the new illuminated tent display into storage till next year.
But what about that lovely bottle of Malt we were going to bring down?
Keep that until next year?              Aye right....hic  %% {-) {-)

PS anyone want to buy a very large unused rubber ducky ;D
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: ACTion on February 16, 2012, 12:12:19 PM
"Peace be unto the waters"
(http://s16.postimage.org/s2oj1w5jl/finger.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: brianc on February 16, 2012, 12:51:50 PM
Happy memories, eh Dave? ....NOT! <:(
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: klunk on February 16, 2012, 01:02:40 PM
For 2013 perhaps we should make a new category for those camping overnight..........the most ludicrous home made  drink! It has to  beat 2011's drinks. Anybody for cauliflower cordial ?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 16, 2012, 01:41:32 PM
For 2013 perhaps we should make a new category for those camping overnight..........the most ludicrous home made  drink! It has to  beat 2011's drinks. Anybody for cauliflower cordial ?
Could be a nice mixer for Big Bri's Malt  {-) {-) {-)
Scoop
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: raflaunches on February 16, 2012, 02:58:06 PM
Hello to Martin and his team at Mayhem,

I would like to say how sad my Dad and myself, and many others at Wicksteed Park MBC are to see that the 2012 event has been cancelled.
Whilst I am not a committee member of WPMBC I would like make my opinion known as we feel that the best interests of both the Mayhem and WPMBC have not been maintained.
The acts of a few WPMBC committee members who did not have any interest in Mayhem coming to Wicksteed Park have had their wishes come true which is against the wishes of the majority,  I have been a member of WPMBC for over 6 years and been a keen supporter of Mayhem since it came to Wicksteed all those years ago and I am ashamed that two or three individuals in power had the audacity to ruin the best Model Boat event ever held at Wicksteed Park.  As a result the club has been split and is now leaderless as the committee has been dissolved dispite that though a new committee is hopefully being formed next week that will actively support the Mayhem.
I was so looking forward to June when I could meet my many good friends from the Mayhem but now I have nothing to look forward to because of my upcoming deployment to the South Atlantic I will miss all other events such as Warwick, Dean Marine Open day etc...
I would love for next year for the Mayhem to return to Wicksteed Park but because of recent events I doubt that will happen but I am still hopeful that it will.
Thank you to Martin, Brian and all the Mayhem steering committee for their patience and their support, I hope that  next year will be different  for all of us.
Best regards.

Nick B
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: ACTion on February 16, 2012, 03:59:35 PM
I wonder if committees were invented by a committee?
DM
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: The long Build on February 16, 2012, 04:16:04 PM
Well at least Nick B's post gives a little insite ito what has happened.. I hope it does continue , either at Wicksteed or another venue as I aim to oneday get to the event, unfortunately for me at the moment as We organise a swim on the same weekend it just can't happen..But I have spoken to those who attend and they are nothing but full of praise for what a great weekend it is , so For me I really hope it does continue. :-)) until at least I have managed to get to the event at least once... :}


Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: dave301bounty on February 16, 2012, 04:43:57 PM
Very sad to read this , things happen .
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: davidsg1a on February 16, 2012, 04:59:27 PM
This is sad news, I was there with Big Bri and Ginger Last year for the first time and was looking forward to this year, that bottle of nice Islay malt I bought for this year will have to go back in the cupboard till next time, Or myself Brian and Colin can just drink it our selfs.  %%

David
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Bill D203 on February 16, 2012, 05:20:05 PM
This is sad news, I was there with Big Bri and Ginger Last year for the first time and was looking forward to this year, that bottle of nice Islay malt I bought for this year will have to go back in the cupboard till next time, Or myself Brian and Colin can just drink it our selfs.  %%

David

I was looking forward to meeting you chaps from Scotland. I have to say I have just got over last years hangover. Oh boy what a night!!! I will miss you chaps maybe in 2013 we can get it shorted and have some fun :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem 2012
Post by: Bill D203 on February 16, 2012, 05:23:22 PM
What a bummer, the Scots lads were looking forward to attending again this year.
A big thanks to all involved in trying to make it happen in 2012, lets hope we all meet up again in 2013 :-))

Now then, things to do.......
Release the higgii caught to replenish the escapees from last year.
Put the new illuminated tent display into storage till next year.
But what about that lovely bottle of Malt we were going to bring down?
Keep that until next year?              Aye right....hic  %% {-) {-)

PS anyone want to buy a very large unused rubber ducky ;D

Bri
your rubber ducky would look great on one of your windmills :} :} :} :}
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Corposant on February 16, 2012, 07:11:23 PM
As J B Hughes said, "If Moses had been a committee, the Israelites would still be in Egypt."

Let's hope for better news in 2013.

Mike
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Rottweiler on February 16, 2012, 07:34:20 PM
I must say I have never been to the Wicksteed Show,but judging by the responses received on here it must have been a good'un!It is always sad to see a show cancelled.Our nearest "big" show to Cornwall was at Weymouth,and this sadly has been cancelled.Perhaps someone from Mayhem(are you reading this Martin?), could get in touch with Barrie of "ModelBoats International" magazine,who organised the Weymouth show,and maybe get your heads together and get something happening down this way,for instance at the Plymouth Pavilions, or at Westpoint Exeter.I am sure you would get the crowds in,if only somone would give it a try.If Blackpool can manage with an indoor pool,I am sure that it could be done down here!Plymouth Pavilions also has a swimming pool, which I believe is being made redundant in the near future,when the new olympic standard pool opens shortly.
What say you?
Mick
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Guy Bagley on February 16, 2012, 10:36:42 PM
this is sad news,

i used to enjoy wicksteed,  a great bunch of modellers, - good fun camping, the barbeques, the beers and the scotch, last year we even returned with our very own wild haggis.....

bill, phil, Big bri, young at......stav,Rex H,  klunk and the luton boys, Mark, angie and the rest of your great people- - you know who you are.....we have made great friends over the years at mayhem at wicky,

 i will miss the show and the excuse to just chill run boats, ride a rollercoaster or a flume ride for the weekend

 .... thanks to martin, his family who kept us going in tea and coffee, bradders and all the people who made this event happen

not that it makes much odds, but i guess the modellers who attended spent in the park, the shops, the cafes, - bought wristbands, paid camping fees and such like- i know i did, - so surely cancelling the 2012 event cant help the finances .... but hey ho.....

lets hope mayhem can be reborn for 2013- maybe  in a new location.....
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: ACTion on February 16, 2012, 10:38:06 PM
Mick
This is the nearest big show. We attend, as well as Component Shop and Models by Design. There may be a few more this year - check out the website.
DM
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: cos918 on February 16, 2012, 11:08:18 PM
I am well and truley gutted.
What I like about Wickstead that did not happen at any other show I had been to to was

Just turn up with a boat and have a sail. dosent matter if you are a member of a club or not no need to pre book. Try doing that a Warwick (note I am NOT knocking warwick)
NO entrace fee.
Best of all it had a that nice small frendly show feal.

I takes years for a show to get its self established on to the show circuit , Wicksteed had done that and got established.

Question
Can any member of the public turn up on any saturday and sail there boat on the model boat lake?

John
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: nhp651 on February 16, 2012, 11:14:07 PM
Have the steering committee given thought of approaching the management of Ellesmere Port Boat museum as to a venue...very easily accessible and a lot of water on two split levels to sail on.....just a suggestion.
neil.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 17, 2012, 12:08:03 AM
I am well and truley gutted.
What I like about Wickstead that did not happen at any other show I had been to to was

Just turn up with a boat and have a sail. dosent matter if you are a member of a club or not no need to pre book. Try doing that a Warwick (note I am NOT knocking warwick)
NO entrace fee.
Best of all it had a that nice small frendly show feal.

I takes years for a show to get its self established on to the show circuit , Wicksteed had done that and got established.

Question
Can any member of the public turn up on any saturday and sail there boat on the model boat lake?

John
Yes John, you can turn up at Wicksteed Park, pay your entry/car park fee and use all their free of charge facilities including the model boating lake, at anytime during the day. :-)) Obviously courtesy dictates that if there are other users on the lake you do a frequency check with them first. O0
WPMBC do not have sole use of the lake and you do not have to be a member of their club to use the facility.  :-))

Cheers
Scoop
ps If you intend going on a regular basis it may pay you to get a season parking ticket.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 17, 2012, 12:31:44 AM
For 2013 have you thought of Billing Aquadrome ?  :-))
Regards
Scoop
I've just had another thought.......what about Orton Mere, P'Boro  :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 17, 2012, 12:40:48 AM
Great venue
Friendly local club
Popular Mayhem event
All goes pear shaped


Not exactly a good advert for model boating really....
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Rottweiler on February 17, 2012, 12:49:39 AM
" Allways look on the bright side of life" dee da, dee da dee da dee da dee da!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: ACTion on February 17, 2012, 07:53:13 AM
Mick
This is the nearest big show. We attend, as well as Component Shop and Models by Design. There may be a few more this year - check out the website.
DM
This looks silly without the link - sorry! http://www.swmee.co.uk/ (http://www.swmee.co.uk/)
DM
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: DickyD on February 17, 2012, 08:04:48 AM
This looks silly without the link - sorry! http://www.swmee.co.uk/ (http://www.swmee.co.uk/)
DM
Too scared to say anything Dave  (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/blackeye2.gif)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: bikerdude666 on February 17, 2012, 10:47:43 AM
I am well and truley gutted.
What I like about Wickstead that did not happen at any other show I had been to to was

Just turn up with a boat and have a sail. dosent matter if you are a member of a club or not no need to pre book. Try doing that a Warwick (note I am NOT knocking warwick)
NO entrace fee.
Best of all it had a that nice small frendly show feal.

I takes years for a show to get its self established on to the show circuit , Wicksteed had done that and got established.

Question
Can any member of the public turn up on any saturday and sail there boat on the model boat lake?

John

You certainly can... I live just up the road so let me know if you go anytime, it'd be nice to meet with more forum members!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: ACTion on February 17, 2012, 12:53:25 PM
Too scared to say anything Dave  (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/blackeye2.gif)
I must be getting as old and daft as you, Richard.....................but with much more hair  8)
Shame about the Wicksteed affair. Has anyone considered Colwick Park in Nottingham? I seem to recall they held a National Multi-racing or OMRA do there a few months ago and all were very impressed with the venue etc.
DM
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: jenno on February 17, 2012, 08:29:53 PM
Hi Guy's

         Bryn Bach Park could always be made available  http://brynbachscalesail.webs.com/
and we host two rounds in OMRA racing each year.



                                 Jenno.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: cos918 on February 17, 2012, 10:38:25 PM
Hi All
we are gutted that Wickstead has been cancelled for what ever reasion. The way I see it is we pick up dust our self off and move on.

Now Wickstead had the advantage of beening in a good central location, with having good  roads from the north south and west and the east.
Any on can turn up and pay wickstaed entrance fee  to get in to the park and use the lake.
So  while we wait to see what mayhem 2013 will be, why done we do an unorgnised mayhem2012. Ok there will be no traders on tea/coffey tent
but there is the lake and hope fully some good weather.
We all injoy this show lets not let it die. All we need is a frequency chart/board for 27mhz and 40 mhz.
So if we turn up on June 2,  2012 Sat and a fun day .

So what do you all say are we in or not.

John
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: john s 2 on February 17, 2012, 10:53:28 PM
Its an idea. What does Martin think about this? there may be reasons why not. As a suggestion could we not have a informal meet elsewhere?  This may be best. John.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: richtea on February 17, 2012, 11:57:47 PM
Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club Committee decided for some reason that they did not want anything to do with Mayhem 2012.
So if lots of people turn up on what was Mayhem Weekend then the locals might see this as Mayhem 2012 the unofficial version.
For the hope of a change of heart in WPMBC,
and a future invitation to return to Wicksteed ,
then an unofficial  meeting might not go down too well with the locals.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: brianc on February 18, 2012, 12:47:50 AM
Have to agree with Richtea here, this could backfire on us and all the good work done by Martin and the other organisors would be for nought :((
Just my humble opinion.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 18, 2012, 01:15:47 AM
I must be getting as old and daft as you, Richard.....................but with much more hair  8)
Shame about the Wicksteed affair. Has anyone considered Colwick Park in Nottingham? I seem to recall they held a National Multi-racing or OMRA do there a few months ago and all were very impressed with the venue etc.
DM
The meeting was a BMPRS Offshore at Colwick Park, and yes we were made very welcome and had a super day of racing, we are back there on 29th April and 14th of October. Unfortunately Colwick Park suffers terribly from weeding up so is not suitable for Model Boating in the 'weed' season - Late May to end of September.  <:(

Regards
Scoop
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 18, 2012, 01:30:12 AM
Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club Committee decided for some reason that they did not want anything to do with Mayhem 2012.
So if lots of people turn up on what was Mayhem Weekend then the locals might see this as Mayhem 2012 the unofficial version.
For the hope of a change of heart in WPMBC,
and a future invitation to return to Wicksteed ,
then an unofficial  meeting might not go down too well with the locals.
I think raflaunches (a wpmbc member) said it all in an earlier post, most of us know where/who the problem is, let the majority rule in that club, let them sort it out for themselves and mayhemmers await the invite back, after all Wickies management have for this year lost a lot of money and will lose future income if it's not sorted, they ain't gonna be happy bunnies with wpmbc >>:-(

All the best to Nick B
I hope your meeting has a favourable outcome next week, and well done for standing up and speaking out. :-))

Scoop
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 18, 2012, 01:41:31 AM
Its an idea. What does Martin think about this? there may be reasons why not. As a suggestion could we not have a informal meet elsewhere?  This may be best. John.
I can offer any Sunday at Corby Boating Lake (about 7 miles from Wickies) as a stop gap for this year, free lakeside parking, cafe, toilets, two purpose built launch area's for Model Boats, dawn to dusk sailing but no overnight camping I'm afraid. IC welcome  :D
The cafe's all day breakfasts are superb.
I say any Sunday just as long as it doesn't clash with any of our BMPRS racing dates.

Cheers
Scoop
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Bill D203 on February 18, 2012, 08:07:41 AM
Hi All
we are gutted that Wickstead has been cancelled for what ever reasion. The way I see it is we pick up dust our self off and move on.

Now Wickstead had the advantage of beening in a good central location, with having good  roads from the north south and west and the east.
Any on can turn up and pay wickstaed entrance fee  to get in to the park and use the lake.
So  while we wait to see what mayhem 2013 will be, why done we do an unorgnised mayhem2012. Ok there will be no traders on tea/coffey tent
but there is the lake and hope fully some good weather.
We all injoy this show lets not let it die. All we need is a frequency chart/board for 27mhz and 40 mhz.
So if we turn up on June 2,  2012 Sat and a fun day .

So what do you all say are we in or not.

John

This is an idea that has already been talked about by the committee. However we do not need to upset WPMBC any more so that maybe next year we can go back.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: chingdevil on February 18, 2012, 02:14:54 PM
It has already been said but it is not a good idea to just turn up to use Wicksteed Park lake, WPMBC sails on there regularly so we do not need to turn up and upset them. Venues for next year are being looked at, so this year is just a sabatical next year Mayhem 2013 will be better than ever, where ever it is.


Brian
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Number 6 on February 18, 2012, 05:35:45 PM
Have the steering committee given thought of approaching the management of Ellesmere Port Boat museum as to a venue...very easily accessible and a lot of water on two split levels to sail on.....just a suggestion.
neil.
Worth thinking about Neil.  :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: ayrshire andy on February 18, 2012, 11:16:24 PM
You are all welcome to come over to our house this summer, sailing will be on a strictly organised basis upstairs in the tub while my good lady mans the peg board and cooks us all meals and stuff downstairs, we've got a big shed so she probably wo n't mind you all sleeping over for the weekend...hang on she's just come in shaking her head vigorously about something i've got to go
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: john s 2 on February 19, 2012, 08:31:08 AM
Scoops kind offer seems a good one. Can we give it some more thought and comments please? An informal meeting would still be nice. John.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: bikerdude666 on February 19, 2012, 10:21:45 AM
Scoops kind offer seems a good one. Can we give it some more thought and comments please? An informal meeting would still be nice. John.

I second that, I see no reason why we should let our fun be spoiled...  Obviously without the camping and all the amenities offered by wicksteed it would attract less people but I think it would be nice to just have a forum gathering where we can all sail, we could still hold some competitions...
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: scoop on February 19, 2012, 12:37:50 PM
You are all welcome to come over to our house this summer, sailing will be on a strictly organised basis upstairs in the tub while my good lady mans the peg board and cooks us all meals and stuff downstairs, we've got a big shed so she probably wo n't mind you all sleeping over for the weekend...hang on she's just come in shaking her head vigorously about something i've got to go
I'm hoping to tour Scotland later this year, thanks for the kind offer, would it be ok to bring a bottle of Glenfiddich Solera along with me  :} You provide the ice  :-))
Scoop
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 19, 2012, 03:48:32 PM
Hi Scoops,

PM me you phone no. please.

  Martin    :-)

I can offer any Sunday at Corby Boating Lake (about 7 miles from Wickies) as a stop gap for this year, free lakeside parking, cafe, toilets, two purpose built launch area's for Model Boats, dawn to dusk sailing but no overnight camping I'm afraid. IC welcome  :D
The cafe's all day breakfasts are superb.
I say any Sunday just as long as it doesn't clash with any of our BMPRS racing dates.

Cheers
Scoop
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: john s 2 on February 19, 2012, 04:01:30 PM
Hope you can still arrange something Martin. Thanks in advance for all your efforts. Ive no doubt that few of us realize the work that goes on behind the scenes. Fingers crossed. John. 
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - Cancelled
Post by: ayrshire andy on February 19, 2012, 10:28:52 PM
Hi Scoop!

Of course you're welcome, let us know when you embark upon your Grand Tour and we shall pop an extra tattie in the pot here at the House of Andy and break out the good glasses!   ;)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 21, 2012, 08:44:03 AM

 Announcement imminent!  :o

 ( Just need to confirm a few things first... )
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: nhp651 on February 21, 2012, 09:10:00 AM
you are stars!!! :-)) :-))
I might not go to these events, but I love seeing the photos of everyone enjoying themselves.
have fun,
neil.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ACTion on February 21, 2012, 09:19:26 AM
I love seeing the photos of everyone enjoying themselves.
have fun,
neil.
Not everyone, old thing - see Reply #107............. :o
DM
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: scoop on February 21, 2012, 09:40:47 AM
Not everyone, old thing - see Reply #107............. :o
DM
Ouch that looks as though it could have been a bit nasty, hope it's all healed up  :-))
Scoop
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on February 21, 2012, 10:02:14 AM
If nothing else it stopped him getting his finger in the till for a while  :police: only joking Dave , trust all is well
                                                             Cheers
                                                                   Bob                       
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: nhp651 on February 21, 2012, 11:59:45 AM
Not everyone, old thing - see Reply #107............. :o
DM
told you before.......you shouldn't pick your nose with the same finger you scratch yer bum.........you'll get infected %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: tt1 on February 21, 2012, 01:22:31 PM
 Hope Scoop can be taken up on his kind offer, nice meeting up with Mayhem folks.
       By the way Bob, Dave's accident didn't completely stop him 'fingering the till' - he sold me an £8.95 gizmo from his car boot  O0 -  and then took me on an advisary shopping spree to other traders! - how's that for service!  :D
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 21, 2012, 01:32:57 PM
He sold me a £8.95 gizmo from his car boot O0,didn't have change for a tenner and introduced me as Jimmy Green to all the other traders  {-) {-)

Ned

Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: tt1 on February 21, 2012, 02:37:23 PM
Blimey Ned, you were there!!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on February 21, 2012, 03:19:11 PM
Shame about Wicksteed this year I shall miss my annual bath , mind you it's not the same now I'm not under canvas as they say
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: richtea on February 21, 2012, 03:40:16 PM
Don't make alternate plans just yet, Bob.
Let's see what Martin comes up with.
Regards
Richard  :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 21, 2012, 03:44:34 PM
Cant AGREE more with you Richtea... ;) ;) ;) ;)


dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: tonyH on February 21, 2012, 04:01:24 PM
It's just gotta be! The rest of the year is just 'cold turkey'  <:( <:(
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: bikerdude666 on February 25, 2012, 09:27:07 PM
Any more news yet?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 25, 2012, 10:43:02 PM
Patience is a virtue old chap old bean  ;)


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2012, 10:47:23 PM

Bloody hell Dave... have you been taken over by aliens?!!!!    ok2


Patience is a virtue old chap old bean  ;)


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 25, 2012, 10:48:30 PM
Stay calm and cool Martin dont let the buggars grind you down slowly slowly catch a monkey  :-))



dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on February 25, 2012, 11:17:25 PM
I want Dave back!!!
Ant reasonable ransom paid, well up to 24p.

Bob
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 25, 2012, 11:50:43 PM
NAH 24p is NOT enough Peace thats what we all need in Life Bob,Peace and happiness come to all who waits for it.......................and before you ALL ask NO I havnt been drinking of  sniffing Paint fumes at all THIS IS THE NEW ME



Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: bikerdude666 on February 26, 2012, 12:06:06 AM
Patience is a virtue old chap old bean  ;)


Dave

PMSL!!!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ACTion on February 26, 2012, 08:46:31 AM
THIS IS THE NEW ME
Dave
[/quote]
O dear - I think he's in love   :o
DM
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on February 26, 2012, 09:19:41 AM
I think he's on the happy weed  :police:
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Bill D203 on February 26, 2012, 12:50:47 PM
I think he's on the happy weed  :police:

Just come back from the lake and seen Bill & Ben!!! No Its was only Andy back in Stevenage
Keep taken the pills Dave!!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 26, 2012, 01:04:44 PM
Chill guys dont worry about a thing not on happy pills weed or anything else just CHILL .....................Andy back in Stevenage eh????


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: chingdevil on February 26, 2012, 06:47:48 PM
Bob

I will pay 30p to keep Dave as he was, remember crocs always appear to be smiling, but they will bite your head off {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


Brian (turning his phone off as he types)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 26, 2012, 06:59:53 PM
Brian sorry M8 even comments like that dont bother me so htere is NO need to turn Phone off or run either and 30p is just not good enough lol

Stay cool calm and collected


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Bill D203 on February 26, 2012, 09:46:54 PM
Brian sorry M8 even comments like that dont bother me so htere is NO need to turn Phone off or run either and 30p is just not good enough lol

Stay cool calm and collected


Dave
Are you feeling Ok Dave???
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 26, 2012, 10:18:00 PM
Peace and tranquility to all Bill



Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 26, 2012, 10:22:29 PM
Been on the laverbread Dave?

Colin
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: richtea on February 27, 2012, 12:50:12 AM
Go steady on the lad, he's tying the knot next month.  :}
( Has some one slipped him an" happy pill" a month too early ? )  %)

Good luck Dave  :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ACTion on February 27, 2012, 08:42:55 AM
See? I told you it was lurv. Congrats to DJ, and good luck to the future Mrs DJ.
(Exits Stage Left, humming "Me and Mrs Jones....)  8)
Now - what about that 'imminent' announcement, Martin?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 29, 2012, 04:14:10 PM

Well after a monumental body of work by the good people of Wicksteed Model Boat Club….

                       Mayhem at Wicksteed is Back On!


Date:  June 2, 3 ( Long bank holiday weekend, thanks to the Queen’s Jubilee! )

Theme:  Hands across the pond. ( In the spirit of a reconciliation. )

Nominated charity: RNLI   ( I hope you never need them! )


 A few details yet to be finalised but the boys (and ladies) are on the case!

Got a Yacht, Sailboat, Galleon, Footie… the Cutty Sark, flying Gazebo  – Come and sail it at  Wicksteed!
Got a Tug, Pilot boat, container ship, steamer, paddle boat, Supertanker, no-so-supertanker? – Come and sail it at  Wicksteed!
Got a Battleship, Distroyer, Corvette, Aircraft carrier, Gunboat, Submarine, MTC, Torpedo boat? – Come and sail it at  Wicksteed!
Got a Liner (not Costa Concordia!), Ferry, Research ship?  – Come and sail it at  Wicksteed!
Got a speed boat , (not fast IC, sorry ), Leisure or pleasure craft, Canal boat, coble, ebay bargain, plank of wood on a string? ... anything that floats... or sinks!  – Come and sail it at  Wicksteed!
Got a static or show model, work in progress, model in a glass case, bench or demo engine… in fact anything mildly boat or model craft related – come and show it off at Wicksteed!


All pitches are free! Personal, club and Traders, all free…. RNLI donation box on hand.

Wicksteed park model boat club will be running a tombola to raise club funds – please feel free to donate prizes.


 All are invited to come and have some fun at Wicksteed model boating lake – Sat & Sunday, June 2, 3.

 :-) :-)  A very Happy Martin and Mayhem at Wicksteed steering committee  :-) :-)

ps. Mrs Mayhem and little miss mayhem will be next to the Free Tea urn!


Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Netleyned on February 29, 2012, 04:15:46 PM
Magic our Martin  :-)) :-)) :-))

Ned
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: john s 2 on February 29, 2012, 04:26:47 PM
Thank you Martin for all your hard work to arrange this. Thank you John.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: DickyD on February 29, 2012, 04:42:54 PM
Quote
All are invited to come and have some fun at Wicksteed model boating lake – Sat 7 Sunday, June 2, 3.

What sort of date is this Martin ?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on February 29, 2012, 05:02:24 PM
Sat 7 Sunday, June 2, 3.

Martin has got carried away with the news and made a typo! {-) {-)
Try Sat & Sunday ,June 2,3.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: tt1 on February 29, 2012, 05:33:50 PM
Brilliant - great news.  :-)) Well done Martin and ALL the team involved - and of course a big thank you to the Wicksteed model boat club, may goodwill, common interests, (and sense!) prevail.  O0  :} :}
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Netleyned on February 29, 2012, 05:39:33 PM
Don't see ducks and springers in the list   <:( <:( <:(

Ned
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: JayDee on February 29, 2012, 05:40:06 PM
  
Martin, YOU ARE THE MAN !!!!!

John.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Younger at 70 on February 29, 2012, 06:11:47 PM
Looks ike I will be getting a bath after-all this year  8)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on February 29, 2012, 06:17:32 PM
Looks ike I will be getting a bath after-all this year  8)

Don't stand to close to the edge Bob  :}
Be good to see you there mate.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: tonyH on February 29, 2012, 06:47:19 PM
Brillo Martin, You'll need your own Jubilee now! ok2
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 29, 2012, 06:49:21 PM
SEE told you lot to stay cool clam and collected.
Thanks MUST go to Wickstead Park Model Boat Members who ousted the committe out and reformed the club with sensible members :-)) :-)) Tahnks Must also go to MARTIN who battled our case.


Dave the oh so chilled one
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: dougal99 on February 29, 2012, 08:40:28 PM
All together now

For he's a jolly good fellow...
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 29, 2012, 09:10:04 PM
Don't see ducks and springers in the list   <:( <:( <:(

Ned


Anything that 'floats',   or in my case  'sinks'  is welcome.

Well done Martin, and the Wicksteed Model Boat Club.  This year is going to be the best one yet.

               :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))



ken
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: ministeve on March 01, 2012, 08:23:50 AM
well done martin you must have great thumb screws  O0
we are trying to get dow this year to join in with the mayhem too

steve
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: David 48 on March 01, 2012, 08:30:24 AM
What is the the address of  Wicksteed venue , I would like to visit  if we can fit it in on a trip down into England.
Thank you
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: ACTion on March 01, 2012, 08:51:18 AM
http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/ (http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: geids on March 01, 2012, 10:38:03 AM
Martin and Wicksteed Club, you have saved my summer. Thanks to all concerned. See you all in June.


John
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 01, 2012, 05:47:37 PM
So we are all Happy Burnes apart from Dave who is acting very strange {-) I think your right Dave from Action It's must be LOVE :D
Very odd, Strange!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Guy Bagley on March 01, 2012, 06:18:59 PM
how many are planning on camping ?- as its extra bank holdiay for the weekend do we need to book  camping extra early i wonder ?

will we need a bigger field with everyone north of the border heading south..... oh boy can you imagine the hangover next  morning,  big bri and gang  were very 'hospitable' last year !!! {-)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Rex Hunt on March 01, 2012, 07:09:15 PM
Aye.......that's reet grand news that is!
Well done all
BZ

Rex

 :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 01, 2012, 07:36:02 PM
I,m going to try and book in early next week. So no one cancel it now or I will be miffed
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: ray123 on March 01, 2012, 07:56:18 PM
if your not camping  do you still have to book in?   i may come on the sat or the sunday  but great news its on  :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Younger at 70 on March 01, 2012, 08:09:13 PM
Should be caravaning together with new dog and possibly her in the kitchen that is if diesel hasn't reached £10 a gallon
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: klunk on March 01, 2012, 08:27:03 PM
im camping, thinking of going thurs night if poss anybody else interested on thurs night?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 01, 2012, 08:47:08 PM
im camping, thinking of going thurs night if poss anybody else interested on thurs night?


Id love to join you ,but her indoors has only signed me pass for Friday /sat night, and she may well turn up with our Grandson to check up on me Sat.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: chingdevil on March 01, 2012, 09:36:46 PM
I am staying Friday/Saturday nights as usual, will be booking my spot next week.


Brian
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Younger at 70 on March 02, 2012, 08:39:43 AM
Might be possible to go for Thursday night as well Klunk I'll have a look in the piggy bank and see what's in there
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Welsh Wizard on March 02, 2012, 10:33:23 PM
So we are all Happy Burnes apart from Dave who is acting very strange {-) I think your right Dave from Action It's must be LOVE :D
Very odd, Strange!


Peace to you Bill 203 nothing at all wronf with ME as I told you lot before this is the NEW me quiet and cuddly(so I have been told) till some silly  little person risles me then I WILL BITE LOL

Me super chilled

Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 02, 2012, 10:36:38 PM
Well Dave, does your sweetness and light extend to ensuring that the fluffy little scale models will be safeguarded at Wicksteed as originally suggested or will your mood change as soon as your waders spring a leak?  :-)

Colin
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Welsh Wizard on March 02, 2012, 11:12:11 PM
Colin you worst fears will be taken care of Colin nad as for the wader I have a repir kit on hand so I WILL BE CHILLED whatever the weekend brings UNLESS one member on here upsets me lol


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 02, 2012, 11:18:50 PM
Better tell Martin to behave himself then!  :}

Colin
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: richtea on March 03, 2012, 12:27:26 AM
Battle bowlers and flak jackets are optional extras gentlemen.  %)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: brianc on March 03, 2012, 02:46:43 AM
how many are planning on camping ?- as its extra bank holdiay for the weekend do we need to book  camping extra early i wonder ?

will we need a bigger field with everyone north of the border heading south..... oh boy can you imagine the hangover next  morning,  big bri and gang  were very 'hospitable' last year !!! {-)

The guys from last year are going to invade again Guy, camping as usual, we`re planning Friday, Sat and Sun, leaving Monday morning.
A nice bottle of malt will be heading south for you all to sample (in company with various other bottles of course %% :})
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Welsh Wizard on March 03, 2012, 08:35:33 AM
Battle bowlers and flak jackets are optional extras gentlemen.  %)
Battle bowlers and flak jackets are optional extras gentlemen.  %)


Gentlemen youare All safe peace and goodwill to All

Dave.............................STILL SUPER CHILLED
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: bbdave on March 03, 2012, 08:08:25 PM
Should be able to make 1 day we're up for a wedding the week before so will depend on if i feel like doing the trip again

Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: raflaunches on March 04, 2012, 03:34:17 PM
At least there is one good thing for any one straight running or just likes wading in to the lake like SteamboatPhil and Stavros (they won't get their dresses dirty this year), there is no mud to fight through this year!
We have just dug out approx 60-100 tons of mud from the lake  :o

The really stinky kind that only gardeners would want to use as fertilizer! :D

Hopefully if everyone does a rain dance for the next month the lake will be filled to the brim, just don't forget to stop though, it would be nice to have a sunny Mayhem again (even if its only for one day out of the two!)

Nick B
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 04, 2012, 06:47:43 PM
Thanks Nick for all your hard work and I'm sure WPMBC helped to get the job done.  Thats alot of mud to get out of that pond !!
Still I'm going to try and book in for the weekend this week. can't wait . Can someone order the sunshine all weekend ?? ta !
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Welsh Wizard on March 04, 2012, 08:22:44 PM
Thanks Nick for all your hard work it took 3 washes to get rid of the stink of the mud last year lol


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: The long Build on March 04, 2012, 08:48:47 PM
Ok, you have taken out 60-100 tonnes of muck, I assume this will make the lake deeper. :}  And Dave, the Welsh Wizard is a bit smaller than Phil , so will you be giving him a snorkel  :kiss:
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Welsh Wizard on March 04, 2012, 09:09:26 PM
Dont think so as Phil is SHORTER than me so it is him who needs STILTS lol


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: wideawake on March 04, 2012, 10:16:27 PM
All together now

For he's a jolly good fellow...

Undoubtedly he is!!   A good job done by all concerned.   I'll not be able to attend this year as I have committed to helping my partner with Jubilee celebrations and tree planting down in Sussex.

Have a great time.  Hopefully see you all next year

Guy
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 05, 2012, 05:39:39 PM
Can i bring my Punt??/ {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: chingdevil on March 05, 2012, 06:12:44 PM
That can not be yours Bill, I can not see an IC engine O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0


Brian
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 05, 2012, 06:46:39 PM
That can not be yours Bill, I can not see an IC engine O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0


Brian
It's sad but ture. In fact it joins my fleet of Lecy fishing boat, harbour Dolly boat. I most be getting soft {-) {-) Oh and my lecy Y boat !
Title: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 13, 2012, 10:40:16 PM


Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012  - June 2,  3

Wicksteed Park model boat club and Model Boat Mayhem cordially invited you to our 6th annual model boat sail at Wicksteed park June 2, 3.

The Wicksteed Park model boat club have literally moved heaven and earth to get the show back on, thanks guys!
This years theme, "Hands across the water Pond!"This is a real come and sail your boat event, after all;
 a. You've spent enough time on it,
 b. You've spent enough money on it!
 c. You've doesn't 't know how much you've spent on it!
 d. We want to see your pride and joy.

So what's on?
 Free sailing most of the time,
  Springer Tugs games,
   Club 500 racing,
    Footy and yacht sailing, Thames barges,
     Warships from all over the world,
      Tugs and towing of every kind,
       Merchantmen, Ferries, Ocean Liners, pleasure craft, sports boats,
        British Model Powerboat Racing Society, power boats,
         Demo run of Bill's Honda powered Arun Lifeboat,
          Steam boats, Straight running, Plastic Duck Games!!!

      ALL forms of boats welcome even IC! (we can't run power type IC boats on the water, our insurance doesn't
      cover us.. sad) but slower type IC boats are welcome to come and have a run ( please check in with Bill D203 )

Other entertainment over the weekend,
  Flying Tent display.
   Inter club Gazebo erection competition.
    Burnt bacon / sausage gala.
     The 'Tug Kenny' best sinking award.

If you would like a FREE TRADE or Club pitch, please contact me.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 19, 2012, 11:41:53 AM
I am sure that someone will just point me at the relevant post but for a couple with a caravan can somebody please confirm whether the price is the £20 per night that the Wicksteed Park website lists.

Is "our" camping part of the general camping in 2012?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: bat44 on March 19, 2012, 08:36:46 PM
hi all i would like to go this year, do i need to book up with some one , club ? or do we just turn up with a boat. will have to bring the boss and maybe two small kids, not camping but staying in BB
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: wibplus on March 19, 2012, 10:59:23 PM
I am sure that someone will just point me at the relevant post but for a couple with a caravan can somebody please confirm whether the price is the £20 per night that the Wicksteed Park website lists.

Is "our" camping part of the general camping in 2012?


I have been on the Wicksteed site trying to book for a caravan (and 'er indoors) and it is £20 per night per van.  :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: chingdevil on March 20, 2012, 06:31:52 AM
Bat44

You do not need to book or be with a club, just turn up and enjoy. I would recomend some sort of cover to keep the sun off you {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) and a seat for the boss other than that, see you there. As you enter the park you will have to pay for parking, not sure what the cost is this year, but it aint bank breaking.


Brian


Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Younger at 70 on March 20, 2012, 09:07:45 AM
Booked yesterday and the cost was £20 per night if you want to go early, thursday night is £15 and that is it ,there are no other costs involved unless you want to go on the rides, will have to be good this year her from the kitchen is attending , still won't have to do my own cooking.
                                                                                   Cheers
                                                                                        Bob
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 20, 2012, 09:44:45 AM
Is there a camping area for us or are we amongst the general campers?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Younger at 70 on March 20, 2012, 09:58:49 AM
usualy an area of the field is roped of for us as a club
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: chingdevil on March 20, 2012, 09:11:14 PM
The WPMBC have arranged with the park for us to have an area, it should be roped off with a sign I hope it is big enough.

Brian
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: bbdave on March 21, 2012, 05:53:49 PM
I have just put my Atlantic 21 back together after a refit so pending high tide and test in the harbour tomorrow i should be a goer for Wicksteed  :D

Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 22, 2012, 08:12:29 PM
Just a small point. Has anyone heard from Ghost lately %%
I hope he is OK :-))
If you read this Ghost pm to let me know you are OK chap.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: 6705russell on March 22, 2012, 08:53:46 PM
Hi Bill

Mark was down the lake two weekends back, he is fine and still on this planet....... I think.... %%

Russ
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 22, 2012, 09:12:17 PM
Hi Bill

Mark was down the lake two weekends back, he is fine and still on this planet....... I think.... %%

Russ

Cheers Russ.
I haven't seen any posting from him for a good time now. As long as he is OK. I don't suppose he has said if he is going to Wicky park this year?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: 6705russell on March 22, 2012, 09:25:35 PM
No Bill, to be honest we dont see much of him now at all, must have a lady in tow now!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on March 22, 2012, 10:10:59 PM
No Bill, to be honest we dont see much of him now at all, must have a lady in tow now!

A terrifying thought... %)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Stavros on March 22, 2012, 10:42:18 PM
WoW not Ghost with a girl in tow heavens above cant be true....wouldnt be Wickested without our Ghosty



Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 26, 2012, 07:07:08 PM
Well i have tested out me new (new to us) caravan up in cold Norfolk this weekend. It all worked just fine so as soon as I get paid I will call Wicky park and book in.
Now then doses anyone have space for my 3 boats on there tables? 52" Arun (have own table )+ Fishing boat and fluffy punt 24" long.  I can bring my small genorator so we can have some charging during the day, and to run a flood light for the eve BBQ . I don't fancy push starting all the cars on Sunday morning !!Can someone bring a tall stand to lash the light to?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: redfunnelsteamer on March 26, 2012, 08:21:32 PM
Would it be a plan to maybe combine the two events at beale park and wicksteed park?
as beale has a very good size lake plenty of area for the traders as well as camping and other such facilities
the lake is devided by bouys and is less prone to windy conditions

It has been said that Beale needs a kick start and maybe this could be it to combine the forces of the clubs to keep it alive?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Stavros on March 26, 2012, 09:09:48 PM
Bill dont bother bringing a flood light as I will put in my one on a stand


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 26, 2012, 10:10:06 PM
Good Stuff Dave. The gen will run up to 300w all night.
Not long now Mate.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Stavros on March 26, 2012, 10:12:01 PM
Get some 150 watt bulbs then as mine are 500watters


dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 27, 2012, 09:35:28 AM
Get some 150 watt bulbs then as mine are 500watters


dave

Thats wot i was worried about OK I will bring my lamp 150w which should be OK for us .
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 28, 2012, 09:59:15 PM
OK all you Mayhem persons
Roll Call.
Who is going?
Who is not going?
 Do we have any traders this year?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: gingyer on March 28, 2012, 10:55:54 PM
I am going :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on March 28, 2012, 11:08:23 PM
I am going :-))

Oh dear....  ;)

Will be there too, somehow..
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: 6705russell on March 29, 2012, 06:53:43 AM
Me and Dave (Number 6) are going..... :-))

Russ
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Welsh_Druid on March 29, 2012, 09:43:05 AM
Sorry to say I wont be there this year.  I'll be in Norway.

Have a good time everyone.

Don B.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: tt1 on March 29, 2012, 01:04:23 PM
Hello folks, can anyone please advise of a local b&b for the Weekend? don't have camping gear anymore, a pub / inn would be advantageous! O0 O0
                   Regards, Tony.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: gingyer on March 29, 2012, 01:32:22 PM
Oh dear....  ;)


 {-) {-) {-) AND what is that meant to mean?  {-) {-) {-) {-)

Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on March 29, 2012, 05:59:47 PM
I am going :-))

Well Thats you & me then mate :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: gingyer on March 29, 2012, 06:33:57 PM
Well Thats you & me then mate :-))

its ok I am sure we cancause enough mayhem for all :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Klunk on March 29, 2012, 07:47:37 PM
its ok I am sure we cancause enough mayhem for all :-))
deep fried bread and haggis  freshly caught again! I presume
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Younger at 70 on March 29, 2012, 09:02:57 PM
I,m going can't miss my annual bath ,That is if the tank aint dry  {-)   {-)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 29, 2012, 09:15:33 PM

I'm going on the Saturday.

Anyone know of a good B&B on the main road outside, or closer than Northampton. ??



ken
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: wibplus on March 29, 2012, 10:15:11 PM
Just done my booking for the caravan.     :-)      'er indoors in charge of organising stuff.   %)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 29, 2012, 10:24:21 PM
Quote
Anyone know of a good B&B on the main road outside, or closer than Northampton. ??

I stayed at this place a couple of years back Ken and it was reasonable and quite close to the park, just a three minute or so drive. http://www.hawthornhousehotel.co.uk/findus.html

Colin
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on March 29, 2012, 10:43:56 PM
I'm going on the Saturday.

Anyone know of a good B&B on the main road outside, or closer than Northampton. ??



ken


There's a travelodge down the road somewhere, and Northampton is crawling with them.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Godo on March 30, 2012, 12:12:04 AM
Hey hey hey, I have to ask it, I'm waiting for the paper that tell me that I'm officially retired, that day I get a  money bonus, SWMBO order to me that with that money We will go to England, maybe it will be in June, so if I will be in London, winch is the way to Wickteed, and it is permit to bring some Tequila with me?????
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: bikerdude999 on March 30, 2012, 02:43:38 AM
I'm going on the Saturday.

Anyone know of a good B&B on the main road outside, or closer than Northampton. ??



ken


Holiday inn just outside Kettering, with a harvester next to it.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 30, 2012, 11:23:48 AM
I stayed at this place a couple of years back Ken and it was reasonable and quite close to the park, just a three minute or so drive. http://www.hawthornhousehotel.co.uk/findus.html

Colin

  Thank you for this Colin,

I have telephoned after looking at their site , and booked my room immediately for Saturday night.  Looks a good place and so near to the water.

Cheers    :-))

ken
 
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 30, 2012, 11:34:42 AM
Hey hey hey, I have to ask it, I'm waiting for the paper that tell me that I'm officially retired, that day I get a  money bonus, SWMBO order to me that with that money We will go to England, maybe it will be in June, so if I will be in London, winch is the way to Wickteed, and it is permit to bring some Tequila with me?????

Hi Godo,

Hope you will come to the Mayhem annual get-together.  If you are staying in London, then the lake is up the main motorway called the  M1.  It's probably a two hour drive  (maybe local members will be more precise ? )

Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd are the days.  I have booked my Hotel and they say there are vacancies.  See my 1st letter above. 

Maybe other members will join me as it's only £37 each.

Regards

ken

 
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Klunk on April 03, 2012, 01:42:46 PM
have booked camping from Thursday night either till Sunday morn . hope to see you there. Martin tea  will be on the go for when you arrive. i think younger at 70 is saying Thursday night as well......any others?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: dougal99 on April 03, 2012, 10:12:36 PM
Hi Godo,

Hope you will come to the Mayhem annual get-together.  If you are staying in London, then the lake is up the main motorway called the  M1.  It's probably a two hour drive  (maybe local members will be more precise ? )

Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd are the days.  I have booked my Hotel and they say there are vacancies.  See my 1st letter above. 

Maybe other members will join me as it's only £37 each.

Regards

ken

 



Easier route from London is the A1 and A14. Two hours should be plenty as it's about a 90 mile trip.

HTH

Doug
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 04, 2012, 03:19:00 PM

Wicksteed Webcam.

We talked about this a few years ago.... anyone know how this can be done?
( were is no known WiFi hotspot nearby. )
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: 6705russell on April 04, 2012, 03:38:26 PM
Martin

I would imagine using a laptop with in-built webcam and stream the footage via a pre-paid internet access dongle?

Russ
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Netleyned on April 04, 2012, 04:10:54 PM
Uploading streaming video via a prepaid dongle will be quite expensive (High Data Usage)
plus a Laptop Webcam is hardly a 'HandyCam' if you want to show the shenanigans on the lake.

Ned
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on April 04, 2012, 05:20:28 PM

Wicksteed Webcam.

We talked about this a few years ago.... anyone know how this can be done?
( were is no known WiFi hotspot nearby. )


Wot so her indoors can spy on me!!! NO :} :} :}
I have booked in with drippy at Wicky park today {-) {-) {-) I hope to be there sometime around Friday morn to help as and when.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on April 04, 2012, 09:49:07 PM
You will need an hd webcam, a laptop and a wireless dongle / Mi-Fi. You will then need to be connected to an online cam service such as Youcams or Twitcam (for twitter users).

I can supply the webcams if you wish? With 12 meters of cable for walkies.

 An IP camera would be more ideal, but we wouldn't have an ethernet connection.

Andy :-)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 04, 2012, 10:09:10 PM

"Twitcam"  {-) {-) {-)

 
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on April 04, 2012, 10:12:55 PM
Why they named it that I'll never know  %)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Number 6 on April 19, 2012, 11:44:43 PM
Me and Dave (Number 6) are going..... :-))

Russ

Not sure if I'll be going anymore as won't be able to camp now, might come along for the Saturday.

Dave.  {:-{
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 19, 2012, 11:49:42 PM
You will need an hd webcam, a laptop and a wireless dongle / Mi-Fi. You will then need to be connected to an online cam service such as Youcams or Twitcam (for twitter users).

I can supply the webcams if you wish? With 12 meters of cable for walkies.

 An IP camera would be more ideal, but we wouldn't have an ethernet connection.

Andy :-)

If you have one of those fancy phones and a good allowance of internet usage you can actually turn your phone into a wireless hotspot, routing your Pc/webcam via that.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: scoop on April 20, 2012, 10:36:56 AM
If you have one of those fancy phones and a good allowance of internet usage you can actually turn your phone into a wireless hotspot, routing your Pc/webcam via that.
Why not just use one of those tiny camera's that transmit the signal (on 2.4 Ghz) to a base station receiver then link this to a lap top and post it on you tube, both the camera and RX run off a 9v external battery....I bought one for on board boat shots about a year ago....cost £19 inc p&p from Hong Kong, Signal range is approx 1km on a greenfield site :-)) Would be the most economical way of getting some video on t'interweb.

Scoop
ps Don't ask as I can't remember who the supplier was...got it off eBay, there are now some UK based sources of this type of equipment, again on eBay.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 22, 2012, 07:11:47 PM
Eyy up. I couldn't remember my old login so here I am!
Hoping to convince Dad to come to Wicksteed this year, perhaps for a camp over too?
Any details would be useful on the camping side, I know its probably on here somewhere but still, if you're feeling kind... :)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on April 22, 2012, 07:41:17 PM
I'll bring the waders then!  ;)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 22, 2012, 07:44:20 PM
I'll bring the waders then!  ;)

Always a pleasure Andy...
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: gingyer on April 22, 2012, 07:44:52 PM
Eyy up. I couldn't remember my old login so here I am!
Hoping to convince Dad to come to Wicksteed this year, perhaps for a camp over too?
Any details would be useful on the camping side, I know its probably on here somewhere but still, if you're feeling kind... :)

Hi SallyB,
you need to call the park http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/camping.aspx (http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/camping.aspx)
make sure you tell them you are going to the model boat show
and your dad will enjoy himself  :-)) :-))

Colin
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 22, 2012, 07:45:53 PM
Hi SallyB,
you need to call the park http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/camping.aspx (http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/camping.aspx)
make sure you tell them you are going to the model boat show
and your dad will enjoy himself  :-)) :-))

Colin

Cheers! Any ideas on price range?
We havent been to Wicksteed for a while :)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: gingyer on April 22, 2012, 07:48:32 PM
I think about £20 a night
BUT I dont know a team of us come down then we split all costs equally  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 22, 2012, 07:49:11 PM
I think about £20 a night
BUT I dont know a team of us come down then we split all costs equally  :embarrassed:


Ah :') thank you!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on April 22, 2012, 08:35:45 PM
Ah :') thank you!

Hi Sally nice to see your back on here XXX
I paid £20.00 per night thats for a pitch. There is no difference if your on your own or lots more in your tent it's still £20.00.
They have opened some nice new ish Loes on site which makes life a bit essayer.
I hope you can make it along as we had a brilliant time on Saturday BBQ and lots of boating two. If you can make it you can have a go with my fishing boat if you want. Tell Dad to bring his lecy boat.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 22, 2012, 08:39:35 PM
Hi Sally nice to see your back on here XXX
I paid £20.00 per night thats for a pitch. There is no difference if your on your own or lots more in your tent it's still £20.00.
They have opened some nice new ish Loes on site which makes life a bit essayer.
I hope you can make it along as we had a brilliant time on Saturday BBQ and lots of boating two. If you can make it you can have a go with my fishing boat if you want. Tell Dad to bring his lecy boat.

Ah cheers Bill, missed me? We should more than definitely be going as its the jubilee and Dad has 2 weeks off work, camping's just a bonus haha be nice to socialise!
Hoping to get him to get his delicate Russian cruiser out the loft for a play but I may be pushing it :')
See you there :)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Stavros on April 22, 2012, 08:48:51 PM
Well I HAVE MISSED YOU xxxxxx



Stav
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 22, 2012, 08:49:41 PM
Well I HAVE MISSED YOU xxxxxx



Stav

Iya Stav! Its been a while, guess I'll be seeing you pretty soon! :D
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on April 22, 2012, 09:00:39 PM
Iya Stav! Its been a while, guess I'll be seeing you pretty soon! :D

Sally, Did you know Stavros is a newly married man? :}

Stavros, You made good time getting back mate.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 22, 2012, 09:01:34 PM
Sally, Did you know Stavros is a newly married man? :}

Oh la, congratulations!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Tug-Kenny on April 23, 2012, 11:28:47 AM
Hi Sally

You're  "Post count"  doesn't seem to be working.

I've not seen this before and don't know the reason ???   Any ideas, anyone !!


ken


now sorted      :}

Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 23, 2012, 07:53:04 PM
Hi Sally

You're  "Post count"  doesn't seem to be working.

I've not seen this before and don't know the reason ???   Any ideas, anyone !!


ken


I honestly have no idea!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on April 24, 2012, 03:29:31 PM
HAS ANYONE SEEN GHOSTY. Is he going to Wicky this year or has Love got in the way %% %%
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: SallyB on April 24, 2012, 07:20:36 PM
HAS ANYONE SEEN GHOSTY. Is he going to Wicky this year or has Love got in the way %% %%

Lovee? Dare I ask??!?!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on April 24, 2012, 07:58:11 PM
Scary thought isn't it?
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Klunk on April 24, 2012, 08:13:31 PM
ghost is ghost.......he will just appear........then disappear!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Number 6 on April 24, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
HAS ANYONE SEEN GHOSTY. Is he going to Wicky this year or has Love got in the way %% %%

He was down Westport Lake in Stoke the other weekend according to Russ (6705russell), so he's still about. I've not personally seen him for a while.

Dave.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on April 24, 2012, 09:41:19 PM
It most be LOVE!!!!
Do you think he makes her ware LED lights at night {-)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: TugCowboy on April 25, 2012, 08:47:13 PM
Do you think he makes her ware LED lights at night {-)

It's only appropriate!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Bill D203 on May 04, 2012, 06:07:17 PM
Ok then who is going to be joining in the fun ???"
Have you got your boats ready ?
Have you booked your camping, hotels, b&b.
Don't leave till the last moment as it's the Queens jubile weekend and lots of people are Planing there weekend away.
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Number 6 on May 05, 2012, 07:29:32 PM
Well I'll be there from Friday morning til close of play on Sunday. Will be camping on site though I might just end up sleeping in the car if weather's dodgy! Not sure what boats I'll be bringing if any as I'll have just moved house again for the second time this year!  %%

I'm also going to be busy with the frequency board all weekend which is planned to be located by the ATBoatyard Type 45 HMS Daring.
 :police:PLEASE NOTE:  Frequencies won't be able to be block reserved for the duration of the day or weekend, sailors will be expected to take it in turns if wanting to use the same channels. We strongly reccomend if on 40mhz or 27mhz you bring a selection of crystals.
Also it has to be pointed out that even if you're not 'on the water' but are intending to use your radio system that you first check that nobody is already using that frequency, please check on the 'board' first and book the frequency out.

Alternatively the use of a 2.4ghz system would solve the problem (we do understand that isn't an option for submariners).

Thanks, Dave. (Number 6)  :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 05, 2012, 08:00:26 PM
I'll be there as usual, even though none of mine can be sailed at Wicksteed. Not camping this year though...

 :-)
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Klunk on May 05, 2012, 09:11:06 PM
camping from thurs night!!!
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 06, 2012, 08:28:48 AM
So I will have somebody to tuck me in but no bed-time stories please
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: davidsg1a on May 09, 2012, 06:00:33 PM
Hello boys and girls

Not long now, looking forward to it, hope Martin has ordered nice weather. :-))

David
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Marks Model Bits on May 09, 2012, 07:13:42 PM
Quote
hope Martin has ordered nice weather

Good weather is pretty much guaranteed  8) 8) 8) 8) We won't be there........
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: chingdevil on May 09, 2012, 07:41:31 PM
No MMB

Say it aint so :(( :(( :(( :(( :((


Brian
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: davidsg1a on May 09, 2012, 08:27:45 PM
Wont be the same with out and your shirts Mark.

David
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: big_bri on May 09, 2012, 08:48:48 PM
No Mark and Angie?
What a bummer {:-{
The Scots guy`s will be down from Friday to Monday :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Marks Model Bits on May 09, 2012, 09:26:40 PM
No exorcisms this year I'm afraid guys  <:( <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: davidsg1a on May 09, 2012, 09:38:26 PM
And I had a wallet full of money for you. {-)

David
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Stavros on May 09, 2012, 09:39:23 PM
And why not what paltry excuse have you got now EH,

 EXPLAIN


Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 09, 2012, 09:47:29 PM

 Shame. You'll be greatly missed guys.

 We'll have 3 minutes silence for you... or a hearty cheer with beer cans aloft - whichever you prefer!     :-))
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: chingdevil on May 09, 2012, 09:49:33 PM
We could always set fire to a table in honour of them :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


Stavros might have  a spare one
 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Brian
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Stavros on May 09, 2012, 10:04:44 PM
Martin 3 mins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! more like 3 secs  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)



Dave
Title: Re: Wicksteed 2012 - It's Back On !!!! - June 2 & 3
Post by: Marks Model Bits on May 10, 2012, 08:12:06 AM
And I had a wallet full of money for you. {-)

David

I can still lighten your wallet for you David, just give me a call!!!! {-) {-) {-) {-) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 14, 2012, 02:47:51 PM
Hi chaps, well I'm still stuck here at Olympic Park doing my stuff for the opening, however my escape tunnel is nearly finished ready to make a quick dash to Wicky Park. Camping booked from the Thurs through to the Monday to take advantage of the great weather we are going to have. Now Bri will you be doing you straight running demo on the grass again, or going to try in the water this year.

No MMB......no coment   <:( <:( <:(

Tis a shame
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 14, 2012, 04:54:16 PM
We'll be doing the straight running agian on the grass if Bri buys a hull and goes and does the dishes so he dosent catch us. :-))

David
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 14, 2012, 08:44:36 PM
Doing the washing up, no take it down the lake ans swish it around......now shall I bring a straight running grass boat.......
Oh and this year my beer (just for you) isn't PSH   {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 14, 2012, 08:48:02 PM
Bring PLENTY of BEER



Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 14, 2012, 09:03:09 PM
Iv got a case of propper beer this year, none of that PSH. {-)
Ye a straight running grass boat is the future {-)
If Stavros behaves he can play to.

david
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 14, 2012, 10:03:18 PM
And some of your gorgeous WHISKY Please



Stavros
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2012, 10:14:01 PM

A couple of Mayhems ago, someone brought along a nice set of towing barges... has anyone got a few barges you could bring along ?


NB. Doesn't look like we're going to get a park entrance ticket discount this year, looks like the Greek economy melt down is effecting Wicksteed too.  {:-{


PS. Went to Wicksteed Park model boat club meeting tonight... who ate all the Crunchies? Bikerdude999!!!  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on May 14, 2012, 10:35:59 PM
You can't complain, you won something aswell!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 15, 2012, 01:33:19 PM
You can't complain, you won something aswell!

Oh come on do tell what did he win!!! A free night out at WMBC :} :} :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 15, 2012, 01:52:05 PM
feeling sad, as i may only be up with you folks for the day.... - car finally packed up so unless can find a repalcement and get a tow bar fitted sharpish i wont be draggin the caravan up there...

 but hope to get up there for the day if all else fails.....- but there is still time to find an old scrapper to get me to wicky yet....

 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 15, 2012, 04:54:57 PM
Luton can supply 2 dumb barges.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 15, 2012, 05:19:33 PM
feeling sad, as i may only be up with you folks for the day.... - car finally packed up so unless can find a repalcement and get a tow bar fitted sharpish i wont be draggin the caravan up there...

 but hope to get up there for the day if all else fails.....- but there is still time to find an old scrapper to get me to wicky yet....

 

Sorry to here that Guy. Lets hope you can get a car shorted out as you will be missed if your not there Saturday for the beer.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 15, 2012, 05:23:34 PM
We should have a nice whisky for you Stavros. No Mark or Angie to drink it all on you. ;D

David
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 15, 2012, 05:25:15 PM
Guy

If you want to stay over night I have a tent you can borrow.

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 15, 2012, 06:09:14 PM
If it's the tent I remember Brian he won't fit in it  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 15, 2012, 11:25:03 PM
Luton can supply 2 dumb barges.

Top Man!  :-))

 BTW... is your fizzog on the frontpage of Mayhem?  -   http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 16, 2012, 01:42:14 AM
I think you should have a warm up dance to the weekend..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfaxCVVznCk

 :} :} O0 O0 :-)) :-)) :} :} 8) 8)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 16, 2012, 07:18:33 AM
Top Man!  :-))

 BTW... is your fizzog on the frontpage of Mayhem?  -   http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm)


Eek i don't remember that being taken....
Sneakyd things these Martinses . Very sneakys.


Ps if we are having a bring and buy it would pay to put it on the forum front page. (forgive me if i cannot see it!)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: big_bri on May 16, 2012, 01:03:49 PM
Its with great sadness that I have to let you all know, that due to unforseen circustances, I cannot make it to this great event this year...  :(( :(( :(( <:( <:( <:(
After busting my a%$£ getting Leftenant Soggybootom ready for his race, buying a new cosy toes sleeping bag, getting the "cerry oot"(drink) ready, planning for the BBQ.. >:-o >:-o
Awe...Damn and Blast!!!!
I`m going to miss seeing all your ugly mugs, having our saturday evening party, even drinking Phils PSH :}
I`ve tried everything, even considered driving down from Scotland just for the day, but I`m afraid it`s just not going to happen this year.
Hope you all have a great time and I look forward to the next Mayhem bash.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 16, 2012, 01:20:55 PM
Its with great sadness that I have to let you all know, that due to unforseen circustances, I cannot make it to this great event this year...  :(( :(( :(( <:( <:( <:(
After busting my a%$£ getting Leftenant Soggybootom ready for his race, buying a new cosy toes sleeping bag, getting the "cerry oot"(drink) ready, planning for the BBQ.. >:-o >:-o
Awe...Damn and Blast!!!!
I`m going to miss seeing all your ugly mugs, having our saturday evening party, even drinking Phils PSH :}
I`ve tried everything, even considered driving down from Scotland just for the day, but I`m afraid it`s just not going to happen this year.
Hope you all have a great time and I look forward to the next Mayhem bash.

Where as Martin knows I can never make that weekend so always plans it for that... 8)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 16, 2012, 07:20:40 PM
Its with great sadness that I have to let you all know, that due to unforseen circustances, I cannot make it to this great event this year...  :(( :(( :(( <:( <:( <:(
After busting my a%$£ getting Leftenant Soggybootom ready for his race, buying a new cosy toes sleeping bag, getting the "cerry oot"(drink) ready, planning for the BBQ.. >:-o >:-o
Awe...Damn and Blast!!!!
I`m going to miss seeing all your ugly mugs, having our saturday evening party, even drinking Phils PSH :}
I`ve tried everything, even considered driving down from Scotland just for the day, but I`m afraid it`s just not going to happen this year.
Hope you all have a great time and I look forward to the next Mayhem bash.



your pregnant arn't you!!!

your will be sorely missed mate. who's going to do the cooking for the others???
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 16, 2012, 07:37:36 PM

I think you should have a warm up dance to the weekend..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfaxCVVznCk


The new mayhem official dance!!! I even have the hair for it... if not the waistline!!  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 16, 2012, 07:39:51 PM

Its with great sadness that I have to let you all know, that due to unforseen circustances, I cannot make it to this great event this year...  



We will need to see a doctors note... signed by all living and dead relatives.  >:-o
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: TugCowboy on May 19, 2012, 08:01:28 PM
Finally received my new "project" I hope to have ready in time for Wicksteed and I find the prop has snapped in transit.
Can I get a new one in time!? the drama unfolds....
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 21, 2012, 04:36:56 PM
Well with less then 2 weeks to go I tested out my boats and just got to polish them up a bit and i'm ready for the off :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Number 6 on May 21, 2012, 04:39:44 PM
Hi there folks, with all that's going on at home at the moment I don't think I'm going to be able to make it.  {:-{  Hope the weather is good for you all this year....

Dave.  ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 21, 2012, 07:10:09 PM
My only electric boat is ready  %)

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 21, 2012, 07:22:01 PM
All together now ...... Ah how sweet :-))
ive seen it and it is very good  :}

Now then I think it's going to be a bit thin this year as many Mayhemers are not able to make it, or just for one day this year. Has anyone heard from Ghost??? Big Bri can't make it Number 6 can't make it. Guy is having car problems .
Come on you lot who is going ??? Cheer me up and fall in for a roll call.

Andy
Bill
Martin
Stavros
Phil
Brian
Klunk
Bob
WHO ELES IS IN??
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 21, 2012, 07:28:02 PM
Upping it to a new 6v pack instead of 4.8, should be interesting  :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 21, 2012, 07:53:02 PM
Hello Bill

Myself
Captain Ron
Big Colin

We're still coming from Glasgow, no Brian so that means more beer for me. O0

David
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 21, 2012, 07:54:00 PM
Just to add. We'll be there from Friday till Monday.

David
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 21, 2012, 07:58:10 PM
Don't worry Bill D203

I'll be there,
Steve Brown
 Chuffy (Paul Millers)
I think Bikerdude999 is coming too
Most of the Wicksteed Park MBC will be there :-))

Anglia Marine MBC have confirmed that they will be there too
And I think Northampton MBC said they will attend too.

Nick B
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: JayDee on May 21, 2012, 08:27:40 PM
Hello,
 
I am camping Saturday and Sunday.
Looking forward to meeting all the Gang !!!.

John.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SallyB on May 21, 2012, 08:31:16 PM
We'll be there for one day I think now Bill! Which day is best?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 21, 2012, 08:38:04 PM
We'll be there for one day I think now Bill! Which day is best?

Hi Sally
Saturday ! How ever Louise & my Grandson will be up on Sunday but it's down to you guys. It will be good to see you there. Tell Dad to bring his Lecky boat with charged up Battery's  :-))
You can drive my Fishing boat if you would like :} theres an offer you can't miss out on {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SallyB on May 21, 2012, 08:40:28 PM
Hi Sally
Saturday ! How ever Louise & my Grandson will be up on Sunday but it's down to you guys. It will be good to see you there. Tell Dad to bring his Lecky boat with charged up Battery's  :-))
You can drive my Fishing boat if you would like :} theres an offer you can't miss out on {-)

Haha yeah I thought Saturday! It depends if he has to work Saturday though so i'll let you know closer to the time!
He will be mind you, it's about time he scrubbed it up its been a working boat in its old age! Hahah!
Be a pleasure to Bill haha! ;)
I'll also have some nice leaflets to hand out too....
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 21, 2012, 08:49:29 PM
Haha yeah I thought Saturday! It depends if he has to work Saturday though so i'll let you know closer to the time!
He will be mind you, it's about time he scrubbed it up its been a working boat in its old age! Hahah!
Be a pleasure to Bill haha! ;)
I'll also have some nice leaflets to hand out too....

Me too!! I will do you a swop your day at Kingsbury and our Lifeboat Fun day in Stevenage..
XX
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 21, 2012, 08:52:43 PM
Don't worry Bill D203

I'll be there,
Steve Brown
 Chuffy (Paul Millers)
I think Bikerdude999 is coming too
Most of the Wicksteed Park MBC will be there :-))

Anglia Marine MBC have confirmed that they will be there too
And I think Northampton MBC said they will attend too.

Nick B

Well done Nick & WMBC for all your help this year  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SallyB on May 21, 2012, 09:04:27 PM
Lovely stuff!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: debssnal on May 21, 2012, 09:54:36 PM
Andy from Models by design had a phone call today saying that it is flooded at Wicksteed park ?????????????????????
Is this so !!!!!!!!!!!!!
regards
Alan
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 21, 2012, 10:22:15 PM
Yeah, it's the big wet bit we put our models in %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 21, 2012, 10:33:58 PM
i hope to be there if only for the Day... gonna miss big bri though... and the wee haggis wants to see you again !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 21, 2012, 10:38:03 PM
Don't worry Alan the lake is at the correct height when we were last there on Sunday.
The ground is drying out so hopefully the tents won't become muddy too quickly!

Thanks Bill D203  let's hope it doesn't rain too much this time :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 21, 2012, 10:54:42 PM
Just realised how whoever called Andy from Models by Design might have got the impression that Wicksteed Park is flooded.
I sent out a precaution email informing everyone involved warning that the area used around the lake and railway was boggy and it might be worthwhile planning for a back up location near the lake for the traders incase of inclement conditions or if it had not dried up in time.
If anything a few weeks ago the water was pouring out of the lake through an overflow which was discovered by Wicksteed Park after they unplugged it! So we have bunged it up again and the water has returned to the correct depth, enough for Stravros and Phil to wade to their hearts content! :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 22, 2012, 01:36:52 AM
All together now ...... Ah how sweet :-))
ive seen it and it is very good  :}

Now then I think it's going to be a bit thin this year as many Mayhemers are not able to make it, or just for one day this year. Has anyone heard from Ghost??? Big Bri can't make it Number 6 can't make it. Guy is having car problems .
Come on you lot who is going ??? Cheer me up and fall in for a roll call.

Andy
Bill
Martin
Stavros
Phil
Brian
Klunk
Bob
WHO ELES IS IN??
I could pop along to make the numbers up but they don't do IC  :D
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 22, 2012, 07:51:44 AM
Scoop
You can have a go with my sopringer tug if you want {-) {-) It would be good to see you mate and I may even buy you a tea.  %%
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on May 22, 2012, 08:37:01 AM
Don't worry Bill D203

I'll be there,
Steve Brown
 Chuffy (Paul Millers)
I think Bikerdude999 is coming too
Most of the Wicksteed Park MBC will be there :-))

Anglia Marine MBC have confirmed that they will be there too
And I think Northampton MBC said they will attend too.

Nick B

I certainly hope to be there, though it looks like I may have to go to Bristol that weekend now, but hopefully even if I do I can still make it to mayhem for 1 day.... will know by the end of this week.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 22, 2012, 09:00:45 AM
I certainly hope to be there, though it looks like I may have to go to Bristol that weekend now, but hopefully even if I do I can still make it to mayhem for 1 day.... will know by the end of this week.
What about the Duck Race ? All that design and build time gone to waste !  :o
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 22, 2012, 09:05:12 AM
Scoop
You can have a go with my sopringer tug if you want {-) {-) It would be good to see you mate and I may even buy you a tea.  %%
Cheers mate, if I do pop over it will only be for a few hours with the grandkids, like many others I've got other stuff on that weekend now.
Never had a go with a Springer before, not sure if it's fast enough for me  {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 22, 2012, 09:50:23 AM
Just realised how whoever called Andy from Models by Design might have got the impression that Wicksteed Park is flooded.
I sent out a precaution email informing everyone involved warning that the area used around the lake and railway was boggy and it might be worthwhile planning for a back up location near the lake for the traders incase of inclement conditions or if it had not dried up in time.
If anything a few weeks ago the water was pouring out of the lake through an overflow which was discovered by Wicksteed Park after they unplugged it! So we have bunged it up again and the water has returned to the correct depth, enough for Stravros and Phil to wade to their hearts content! :-))
Was it not the drain plug rather than the overflow ? Lakes can't go any lower than an overflow unless by leakage or evaporation  O0
Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: TugCowboy on May 22, 2012, 09:52:37 AM
I'm still in, not camping sadly but will be there for the full weekend for sure.
Hopefully have at least two boats with me, still waiting on a replacement prop though!

Alex
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Number 6 on May 22, 2012, 11:05:23 AM
I'm still in, not camping sadly but will be there for the full weekend for sure.
Hopefully have at least two boats with me, still waiting on a replacement prop though!

Alex

Im sure someone going would have the size prop you need? Why not put size, type etc. Maybe useful if your replacement doesn't arrive in time, Dave.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 22, 2012, 11:42:05 AM

Me and you Alex!   ok2     Bring beer!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 22, 2012, 12:31:35 PM
Fish and chips twice please Martin  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 22, 2012, 02:58:08 PM
OK so maybe those who are not going to be able to stay over will have  to supply the beer for the night watchmen {-) :-)) Or as a penelty for only staying one day ;D. I'm sure Stavros ,Phil, Chingdevil & me will make good use of it :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 22, 2012, 03:00:58 PM

No Fish & Chips this year chaps .... but I will bring beer!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 22, 2012, 04:24:49 PM
Perhaps we can have a BBQ Friday night as well  :-)) :-)) :-))



Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 24, 2012, 10:38:14 AM


We have been asked by WPMBC if we can not pitch any gazebos/tents in the area of the red square in the picture until they have put their new marquee up. This is due to arrive at 15:00 on Friday, if after it is erected there is space between them and Martins marquee you can pitch up there.

They have also asked if we can not use the wooden shelter, circled in red as they want to use it for disabled scooter parking and their tombola.


I am sure you will all agree neither of these requests are going to be a big problem, or spoil what is going to be a great weekend.


Brian

P.S Do I need factor 15 or factor 20 sun cream?


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on May 24, 2012, 10:43:13 AM

P.S Do I need factor 15 or factor 20 sun cream?

Which 1 is most rain resistant/water proof?!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 24, 2012, 10:45:55 AM
going to be there on the sat for the day i tihnk, i have new wheels !!!! ( just no towbar yet - so wont be camping... <:( ) -

me and the boy definately will be there,- he wants to give his new boat an outing at wicky...

 maybe the rest of the family  too ( wife , daughter and wee haggis of course )

 looking forward to a wicky event without a tornado or  torrential downpour- so hopefully someone has booked warm weather all weekend for you lot !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 24, 2012, 10:14:36 PM

Hot May weather to continue into next week!!!

                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18197613


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 24, 2012, 10:22:58 PM
OH NO IT'S NOT


http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=uk714day;page=3;ct=15715~Kettering;sess=


http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=uk714day;page=4;ct=15715~Kettering;sess=


Sorry to put a dampner on you Martin



Dave

Now running to get his souwester,galloshes and brolley ready
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 24, 2012, 10:26:03 PM
My prediction is better!  <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 24, 2012, 11:09:56 PM
Mine's totally different too ;)

http://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/kettering/nn15-7/daily-weather-forecast/325046?day=6
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: JayDee on May 24, 2012, 11:13:19 PM

Hello
How about this one then !!!

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/14days.asp?zipcode=Kettering

John.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 25, 2012, 12:50:10 AM
Most reliable way to gauge weather;
Get up, put arm out of caravan ( posh people ) or tent ( paupers like me  :} )
If arm WET, put on rain proof clothes.
If DRY, put on rain proof clothes. ( will probably rain later )
If arm gets blown back, first check if tent still OK, then put on rain proof clothes. ( High winds mean low pressure, low pressure usually means RAIN )
That's how we do it in Yorkshire.
Regards
Richard  %) :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Neil on May 25, 2012, 07:45:08 AM
weather wise, guys, you will be basking in the wave of sunshine............it is my birthday on the 3rd June..........and it ALWAYS  shines on my birthday..................just you doubters watch.
neil.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 25, 2012, 08:34:07 AM
They said in 1918 it would be a " LAND FIT FOR HEROES "  that never came true so I don't take too much notice of predictions. I have packed my soap and towel and just hope that the weather runs true to form for Mayhem get togethers would hate to miss my annual bath. Her from the kitchen will be with me this year and I think she wants words with Martin cos I bought him a Burger last week a MMM and he didn't show so I had to eat it myself  ( that makes two I had ) wear your hard hat Martin ( as a word of warning she used to kick start the aircraft for BA )
                          Cheers
                               Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 25, 2012, 09:06:47 AM

                       {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 25, 2012, 03:30:05 PM
Mine says its going to be OK next weekend :-)) However  {-) {-) Im going anyway and come what may Im going to have a good time.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 25, 2012, 09:59:11 PM
bill we always have a good time!!!
come wind come shine!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 25, 2012, 10:40:16 PM
bill we always have a good time!!!
come wind come shine!!

To Right :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 26, 2012, 12:45:34 AM
Can we have a bit less wind this year  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 26, 2012, 06:30:16 AM
phil will have to lay off the beans and beer then!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 26, 2012, 08:06:01 AM
weather wise, guys, you will be basking in the wave of sunshine............it is my birthday on the 3rd June..........and it ALWAYS  shines on my birthday..................just you doubters watch.
neil.
It's my birthday on the 3rd June as well  :}
Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Neil on May 26, 2012, 08:39:42 AM
It's my birthday on the 3rd June as well  :}
Scoop
Have a great day Scoop..the sun WILL shine on the brave.
My kids are taking me to the Lakes, and were going for a cruise in a self drive motot boat on Windermere......so will be on the water in spirit, at least, lol.
Have a great weekend at Wicky.
neil.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 26, 2012, 12:24:24 PM
Just a short note. Today would normally be mayhem day. Look out the window see the weather!!! Typical
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SallyB on May 26, 2012, 04:43:26 PM
Sad news, we can't make it now. It appears a lot is happening Wicksteed weekend and the week after.
:(
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: armc40 on May 26, 2012, 05:47:03 PM

(http://s17.postimage.org/gh8nrs3h7/2421188_f520.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gh8nrs3h7/)

This mean anything to you lot ?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 26, 2012, 06:52:49 PM
We should have stuck with this weekend. It's turned out nice :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: 6705russell on May 26, 2012, 08:52:46 PM
It seems more an more are dropping out, quite a few boating events on next weekend though....

Russ
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 26, 2012, 09:34:43 PM
OH doom and gloom from all BUT GUESS what WE will Have a good time REGARDLESS of how MANY or how LITTLE that  is there


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 26, 2012, 09:41:01 PM
Myself and Dodes should be there for the Sunday.

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 26, 2012, 10:13:26 PM
Sorry Dave
Yep your right Im going to have a great time come what may :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2012, 09:19:13 AM

Tentative Events Scheduled:

Up to 10:00 - Free sailing

10:00 - Springers /  Seaports- Tugboats & Merchantmen

10.30 - Duck race / Straight Running

11:00 - Navy & launches

11:30 - Launches, speed boats, fast electric

12:00 - Grand Parade  - Free sailing

13:00 - Club 500 / Straight Running

14:00 - Lifeboats - Yachts

15:00 - Club 500 & Fast electric - Tug Towing

16:00 - Grand Parade  ..... Free sailing.


There will be a Major Steering event on Sunday with Mayhem Awards!


Post if I've missed anything, I'll pencil in a slot.  :-))



Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2012, 09:27:45 AM
(http://www.pending.me.uk/nmc/blu_1338631200.png) (http://www.pending.me.uk)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 27, 2012, 07:45:15 PM
All boats tested :-))
Caravan stuff packed.
Just got to finish charging the last battery
Roll On Friday. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 28, 2012, 07:40:03 AM
Well got ou of Olympic village through the tunnel I have been digging there there for the last 7 months, so now I an free. And as a first ever this year I am well ahead of the game.
Boats all checked and ready, caravan loaded and stocked (beans and beer) Tea Urn clean and shiney (thanks to new better half) large stock of Tea bags, coffee and cups  for Mayhem central control, radio gear seems to work, but what do I know. Waders checked for leaks, yes they do have some. Camping booked (I will be arriving Thursday and leaving Monday--see well ahead) Markers for the straight running all ready (not sure but rumor has it Stavros has a holigan straight runner....oh  :o !!)
So all in all ------ I'm ready , pity that some of our chums will miss it, but I'm sure we will have a little toast to them.
PS Do we know if a camping area has been marked out for us Mayhemers (as I'm probaly going to be the first there--followed closely by Stravros and Mrs Stavros)
BBQ Friday night---good idea----now where's the duck  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 28, 2012, 08:39:41 AM
Well got ou of Olympic village through the tunnel I have been digging there there for the last 7 months, so now I an free. And as a first ever this year I am well ahead of the game.
Boats all checked and ready, caravan loaded and stocked (beans and beer) Tea Urn clean and shiney (thanks to new better half) large stock of Tea bags, coffee and cups  for Mayhem central control, radio gear seems to work, but what do I know. Waders checked for leaks, yes they do have some. Camping booked (I will be arriving Thursday and leaving Monday--see well ahead) Markers for the straight running all ready (not sure but rumor has it Stavros has a holigan straight runner....oh  :o !!)
So all in all ------ I'm ready , pity that some of our chums will miss it, but I'm sure we will have a little toast to them.
PS Do we know if a camping area has been marked out for us Mayhemers (as I'm probaly going to be the first there--followed closely by Stravros and Mrs Stavros)
BBQ Friday night---good idea----now where's the duck  {-)

Welcome back Phil
It will be good to see you there mate. I hope to be there at 10 ish Friday to help with what I can
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Delboy1958 on May 28, 2012, 09:02:26 AM
Hi Martin
Paul and myself will be there on Sat. just for the day I am sorry to say.

Derek
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 28, 2012, 11:36:38 AM
Will be there just after lunch on thursday all being well ; will be tail dragging for the first time in 15 years hence the reason for going on thursday. Shall I bring the 12 bore Phil for the duck.
      Cheers
           Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 28, 2012, 11:41:09 AM
Off season, Bob,
unless YOU are the Lincolnshire Poacher !
Regards
Richard  :-))

P.S. Got a bigger tent this year, I'm getting too old for scrambling around on my knees.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 28, 2012, 01:34:09 PM
I hope to be there about 10ish on Friday, boats, bbq & beer.


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 29, 2012, 05:48:18 PM
Weds, Thurs, Friday, FUN DAYS :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on May 29, 2012, 06:12:20 PM
Well typically I've sorted it so I can be there all weekend, and I now have no working models! "xxxxx"! No chance of fixing any in time either :(
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 29, 2012, 06:21:19 PM
I am sure there are members that will let you have a run of one of their models, I for one do not mind you running one of my models. As long as we both do not need the same transmitter



Brian


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2012, 07:29:26 PM

Come to Wicksteed this weekend,
  It's fun experience we all can recommend.
Lots friends, lots to do and lots to see,
  Bring a boat and you'll too, will agree.
Don't stay home in your big armchair,
  Cause Phill & Bill, Savros & Andy will all be there.
W begged and pleaded but sorry,  no entrance discount this year,
 Something about a recession is on or the end of the world is near.
Navy & Tugs & Yachts & Springers all on show,
  Old friends, new friends and the odd weirdo.
Sun, rain, wind and snow is all a guarantee.
  Well apart from getting in, Mayhem at Wicksteed is all always free!


... I'll get me coat.   :embarrassed:



 

 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2012, 07:43:01 PM


Enough of that nonsense, this years awards!!  :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 29, 2012, 08:09:21 PM
excellant. just re rigged the victoria. Have a couple of hulls to sell and some bits and pieces as well!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 29, 2012, 08:33:47 PM
Well typically I've sorted it so I can be there all weekend, and I now have no working models! "xxxxx"! No chance of fixing any in time either :(

Don't worry mate you can take my fishing boat out for a run round.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 29, 2012, 08:45:06 PM
Well typically I've sorted it so I can be there all weekend, and I now have no working models! "xxxxx"! No chance of fixing any in time either :(


charlie mouse says
we can fix it
we can mend it
we can make it right, right, right

bring it along and we can fix it.! a new MAYHEM EVENT!!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 29, 2012, 09:25:44 PM
looking forward to being there  on sat .....
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 29, 2012, 09:56:57 PM
Well typically I've sorted it so I can be there all weekend, and I now have no working models! "xxxxx"! No chance of fixing any in time either :(
You can have a go with my Apache Sikk 27 if you like  :D
 %% Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 29, 2012, 10:47:26 PM
Well half day tommorrow and start the PANIC nothing ready PANIC that light house that Martin so likes ...well i have found the top and the come just got to find the floaty thing that goes underneath it.Straight runners sort of ready,caravn ready genny ready batts OH SUAR suppose i need to charge them OH well tomorrow will do and set off on thursady for Wikki

OH SUGAR better book camping tomorrow as well lol


Nothing like LAST MIN .COM


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on May 29, 2012, 10:48:05 PM
You can have a go with my Apache Sikk 27 if you like  :D
 %% Scoop

:) Don't think I'd be able to control any of your boats! except maybe that rtr tug! lol

I'm holding out hope of having the duck fixed in time, but my Flower Class has a burned out motor (6v monoperm), so I'll have to order a new motor and mount. Will still be there, just maybe not with any of my own boats!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 29, 2012, 10:55:15 PM
I suppose really I'd better start putting something back together to sail? Oh, and pack some gear...

If you're not up to controlling Scoop's Apache there Bikerdude, I could always bring my OPS 45 rigger? ;)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/DSCF1126.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on May 29, 2012, 11:06:31 PM
Thats more like it, though it does still appear to be a tad faster than my warships.... lol
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 29, 2012, 11:15:30 PM
Just a little bit %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 29, 2012, 11:24:54 PM
it isnt really that fast it is a VERY poor photo lol..........mind you taken with  SONY camera what do u expect...lol


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 30, 2012, 08:51:22 AM
:) Don't think I'd be able to control any of your boats! except maybe that rtr tug! lol

I'm holding out hope of having the duck fixed in time, but my Flower Class has a burned out motor (6v monoperm), so I'll have to order a new motor and mount. Will still be there, just maybe not with any of my own boats!
Derrick you are more than welcome to pop over and collect a motor, I've quite a few hiding in my workshop, probably will never use them again, pm me if you want one,  :-))  what's wrong with the Duck ?

Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2012, 11:40:36 AM

Get those batteries charged and those radio range checked - only 3 days to go!      :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 30, 2012, 12:59:38 PM
Booked camping today, for Fri, Sat and Sun.
Now where did I put that prayer mat to pray for the sun ?  :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 30, 2012, 01:09:48 PM
If no sun i vote Martin has to walk across the lake!


just to show that he is the messiah
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2012, 01:27:52 PM


Messy maybe...  :P
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 30, 2012, 01:28:28 PM
After what he's done to get the show on this year,
walking across the pond will be a doddle  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: 6705russell on May 30, 2012, 02:40:40 PM
Does anyone know what the plan is for camping, is the price the same for a tent as it is for a caravan, Is there a seperate area for tents?

Thanks

Russ
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 30, 2012, 04:32:48 PM
£20-00 pounds a night for a tent, booked myself this morning.
( I believe that the prices go up if you have a larger caravan or tent )
Regards
Richard  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2012, 04:42:43 PM

  By the way Richtea, you are the nominated Mayhem photographer again!    :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2012, 04:46:00 PM

Another BTW:

 I'm going to be experimenting with 'Mayhem video interviews' with a camcorder...

.... if I sneak up and stick a mic up your nose, just say "Hi!" and tell us a bit about yourself and / or your boat.   :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 30, 2012, 05:26:08 PM
It will cost you  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 05:51:34 PM

Another BTW:

 I'm going to be experimenting with 'Mayhem video interviews' with a camcorder...

.... if I sneak up and stick a Mic up your nose, just say "Hi!" and tell us a bit about yourself and / or your boat.   :-)

If you sick a Mic up me nose i may just say someting BLUE :}
Stavros, Get it shorted !! :}
Camping, I booked in my caravan and it was £20.00 pn. If you have got a big one its more but you still don't get lecy hook up which at that price you should :((
Andy that hydro is baned so don't even think about it. All the members at Stevenage mbc ran for cover the last time you put it on the water <*< <*<
Well I think thats all See you there about 10.00 am Friday morn. A1 /A14 permitting
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on May 30, 2012, 06:20:18 PM
Derrick you are more than welcome to pop over and collect a motor, I've quite a few hiding in my workshop, probably will never use them again, pm me if you want one,  :-))  what's wrong with the Duck ?

Scoop

Cheers I'll give you a get or email, managed to get the old motor out earlier, which was difficult trying to do through the small gap in the deck!

As for the duck... It was fine, worked brilliantly, then I tweeked it, and now no matter what I do I can't get it as it was, motor is now over heating. Might have it done for the weekend but not looking likely.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 30, 2012, 06:28:42 PM
Bill

Is in charge/control of any slow IC boats running this weekend, what he says regarding these running is final. There is no 50/50, you can not ask the audience and you can not phone a friend.

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 30, 2012, 07:32:13 PM
it isnt really that fast it is a VERY poor photo lol..........mind you taken with  SONY camera what do u expect...lol


Dave

Was taken with a finepix camera, and well, I thought 70+mph was fast for a model on its first run? ;)

Oh and Bill, the less said about the courtesy of the 'running' Stevenage members the better.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 07:54:18 PM
Bill

Is in charge/control of any slow IC boats running this weekend, what he says regarding these running is final. There is no 50/50, you can not ask the audience and you can not phone a friend.

Brian

No problem with that. I am More then happy to check over your boats before you go on the water and help with any IC matters.
Any slow IC boats MUST have a working failsafe, Any boats that sound to loud will be checked. 80dB at 10 meters is the limit set by BMPRS and others so that what I'm using. Any IC boats that have bad rudder linkage controls IE to much flex in the rudder will not be aloud on the water at all.
We at Mayhem have had to fight hard over to last 6 mouths to get Slow IC boats on the lake. I Thank WMBC for letting us use the lake for SLOW IC boats at Mayhem But please don't let Mayhem down by having a unavoidable accident during the weekend we will not get a second chance to run IC boats if someone screws it up. :-))

Now lets go have some FUN FUN FUN & sunshine {-) {-)
Im lookin forward to that 1st beer on Friday night.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 07:59:45 PM
Was taken with a finepix camera, and well, I thought 70+mph was fast for a model on its first run? ;)

Oh and Bill, the less said about the courtesy of the 'running' Stevenage members the better.

OK so they headed off on there zimmer frames then.  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 30, 2012, 08:03:41 PM
Sounds about right %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 30, 2012, 08:14:32 PM
Theres propper Scottish lager on chill Bill for friday night if you ask nice you
might get one  {-) and theres a bottle of Islays finest malt for Saturday night. :-))

David
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: 6705russell on May 30, 2012, 08:17:36 PM
£20-00 pounds a night for a tent, booked myself this morning.
( I believe that the prices go up if you have a larger caravan or tent )
Regards
Richard  :-))

Thanks Rich

Do you have to pay per day to gain access to the park or is it free if you are paying to camp?

Cheers

Russ
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 08:30:54 PM
Thanks Rich

Do you have to pay per day to gain access to the park or is it free if you are paying to camp?

Cheers

Russ

No! If you have paid for your camping and display your ticket they don't normaly bother you. If you want to go on the rides you have to pay for tickets or a band thingy but im sure your going there for thr rides :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 08:32:56 PM
Theres propper Scottish lager on chill Bill for friday night if you ask nice you
might get one  {-) and theres a bottle of Islays finest malt for Saturday night. :-))

David

Hi David
Ive got some homemade Sloe Gin I want you to try out. You may even like it :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 30, 2012, 08:44:23 PM
look foward to trying that. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 30, 2012, 08:46:37 PM

  By the way Richtea, you are the nominated Mayhem photographer again!    :-))

I may be good Martin,
but even little old me can't be in two places at once
I.E. car-park AND photographing around the lake.
( will give it a go though )   :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 30, 2012, 09:06:40 PM
I've got some paint stripper grade wine going for the ladies? {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 09:22:46 PM
I've got some paint stripper grade wine going for the ladies? {-)

OH dear {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 30, 2012, 09:31:06 PM
Well it has taken since 11am this morning till now to load all the boats etc etc etc into the car and caravn,had to take my time with loading all the Stella Cider I was warned off Kelly Dont chuffing well drop it.
Really looking fwd to it all now,should be down around 2pm tomorrow chill out with Phil tomorrow night and have a relaxing day setting up on fri,Barbie and a few beers on the cards tomorrow night me thinks.

Alll I can say to Phil is I DO HOPE YOU CAN CATCH IT AS IT IS CHUFFING FAST,but be thankfull of one little fact Phil you wouldnt stand a chance of catching the lesro Javalin let alone the Huntsan  O0 O0 O0 O0


See you alll there.

ANYONE SEEN OR HEARD OF GHOST

BET HE WILL BE THERE


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 09:44:20 PM
Dave
Funny I was thinking where is Ghost. Do you think his escort will get him there????
My fridge is Full, No I don't have a TV in my caravan, You can only have a cup of tea if you make me one should cover it {-)
PS It's his turn to buy the Beer 8)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2012, 09:58:21 PM

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jxj5wlXY9No#t=33s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jxj5wlXY9No#t=33s)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: cos918 on May 30, 2012, 10:39:39 PM
Hello
Is there a voucher for discounted entry to the park this year?

JOHN
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 30, 2012, 10:42:59 PM
Hello
Is there a voucher for discounted entry to the park this year?

JOHN

In short NO. Due to cut back and the world is due to end soon!! Readback a few pages Martin Did post it up that there is no discount this year
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: cos918 on May 30, 2012, 10:49:24 PM
Hello
Thankyou must have missed that

john
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 31, 2012, 12:08:26 AM
Sorry.....  :((
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 31, 2012, 08:29:58 AM
Well as soon as Mrs Jones comes in from work we shall be off to Wikki in the next half hour,



YEAH HA IT'S MAYHEM TIME LET THE FUN BEGIN


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 31, 2012, 08:37:55 AM
Yep I can tell it's mayhem time .............it's raining
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 31, 2012, 10:07:00 AM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on May 31, 2012, 12:12:34 PM
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Martin's prediction of how long it will rain for   :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on May 31, 2012, 12:41:55 PM
 {-) Sounds about right
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 31, 2012, 12:53:56 PM
That is a very short time for rain at a Mayhem weekend  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


Nearly finished work, then home to pick up beer and food, pack car ready for the morning.



Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bob K on May 31, 2012, 02:05:18 PM
I was working both days and thought I would miss it all.  However, I should be able to get off work around 11 am on Saturday, and am charging up boats for a quick flying visit.  I hope 1 pm ETA will not be too late ?

Bob K
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 31, 2012, 02:20:18 PM
Naaa, we'll have lunch ready for you when you come!   ok2
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 31, 2012, 03:02:01 PM
see you there bob.... i would give you a lift but have a car full of tug boat .....( all 5 and a half feet of it) plus a few other models
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Dean's Marine on May 31, 2012, 03:53:59 PM
Hi all
 the van is loaded, waterproofs and wellies have been left behind
  If you want anything special bringing along, let me know, as long as it does not take up beer space
looking forward to the mayhem, batteries charged so I hope to get some time on the water.
 Heres to another great weekend with great company. and boats as well
  Ron
 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 31, 2012, 04:01:06 PM
It will be good to see you Ron. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bob K on May 31, 2012, 04:51:46 PM
see you there bob.... i would give you a lift but have a car full of tug boat ....

Thanks anyway Guy.  I will look out for you when I arrive.  BPMBC banner ?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: JayDee on May 31, 2012, 05:14:10 PM
Hello

Meant to post this a few days ago, wearing a Name badge would be very nice !!!!.

John.  :-))  :-))  :-))
 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bbdave on May 31, 2012, 06:41:29 PM
Don't think i'll be making the trip this year have fun all

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 31, 2012, 07:57:35 PM
well we are here Phil Klunk Youner at 70 me And all our partners trouble is Phil is trying tot light the barbie with flipping petrol so if there are 3 burnt caravans and one tent you will realise what happened lol



Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 31, 2012, 08:15:14 PM
Thanks anyway Guy.  I will look out for you when I arrive.  BPMBC banner ?

i will dig it out !!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 31, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
well we are here Phil Klunk Youner at 70 me And all our partners trouble is Phil is trying tot light the barbie with flipping petrol so if there are 3 burnt caravans and one tent you will realise what happened lol



Dave

Is there any one left unburned to call 999 ?   :embarrassed:
Can any one bring fire extinguisher's ?
Are we camping in the same field as last year ?
Or do we just look for a pile of ashes and hold a wake ?  %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on May 31, 2012, 08:58:19 PM
It sounds like Mayhem 2012 has started early, Stav do not use all the beer to put the tents and caravans out, save some for the tables {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)



Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 31, 2012, 09:12:02 PM
Stavros
Which field are we in mate.??
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 31, 2012, 09:39:17 PM
same as last year. we have the whole field
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 31, 2012, 09:50:27 PM
Cheers for that Pete :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on May 31, 2012, 09:58:14 PM
your missing a good evening. lots of stories
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 31, 2012, 10:02:22 PM
Have you seen the weather forecast!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: gingyer on May 31, 2012, 10:04:52 PM
Mind leave a wee space for us :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: 6705russell on May 31, 2012, 10:15:06 PM
Have you seen the weather forecast!!!

Bob

Typical after such a glorious weekend just gone....

Russ
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on May 31, 2012, 11:14:17 PM
Don't tell me it is going to rain !   >:-o
well I'm not unpacking the car at this time.
Just got to pick up some falling down water in the morning,  :}
See you all tomorrow.
Regards
Richard  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 01, 2012, 12:16:23 AM

 It's NOT going to rain. OK!   <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on June 01, 2012, 12:20:28 AM
It's NOT going to rain. OK!   <*<

If it's written in blue,
it must be true.
( or we know who to blame now, if we get any wet stuff. )
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bbdave on June 01, 2012, 06:09:42 AM
It's bank holiday it'll rain it's the law!

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 01, 2012, 06:42:02 AM
Right then you lot. ITS GOING TO BE GREAT  even if it dose rain.
Cars packed , round the Cafe for a spot of breakfeast then pick up the caravan on the way up and then LET THE FUN BEGIN.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on June 01, 2012, 07:52:00 AM
wee haggis has packed his case, ( and he's only going t for the day )- boats charged up,  camera charged up.... looking forward to a good day on sat..... see you all then !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: davidsg1a on June 01, 2012, 07:59:26 AM
Thats the car packed, prob forgot something. >>:-(
Just got to pop into college and do an exam on ship construction then I'll hit the road. %%

david
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 01, 2012, 09:21:16 AM
Right car packed and ready to go.
Sunshine ordered and on standby.
Mrs & Little Miss in good moods!
Tea, coffee, cups, etc. ready.

See you guys there this afternoon!



(http://www.heathersanimations.com/dance1/girl19.gif)  (http://www.heathersanimations.com/dance1/betty.gif)  (http://www.heathersanimations.com/dance1/ballerina.gif)  (http://www.heathersanimations.com/dance1/jbeldanc.gif)

.... some of the entertainment!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on June 01, 2012, 09:36:51 AM
bills arrived. Paul here. lots of talking going on and the rains here too!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 01, 2012, 10:24:24 AM

It's NOT going to rain. OK!   <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: 6705russell on June 01, 2012, 11:33:27 AM
Well my big lifeboat is waxed and polished ready (is it sad to do this?), Will there be any boat trolleys available to get them down to the water? 

Russ
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Cloggie on June 01, 2012, 11:49:37 AM
Have a great time, hope the rain misses you and sorry can't get there this year.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on June 01, 2012, 04:06:02 PM
most tents set up now helping
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on June 01, 2012, 05:59:17 PM
I've just got back from Wicksteed, weather is beautiful, sun lotion will need to be on tap. No wind, gazebos firmly anchored.

 {-) {-)
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Post by: Klunk on June 01, 2012, 06:10:41 PM
what andyn. neglects to mention is phils  tent took a swim in the lake already .....pics to follow !
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Post by: Bill D203 on June 01, 2012, 07:18:43 PM
Where the !!!! Is ghost
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 01, 2012, 08:42:54 PM
Well all set up and in record time!
Models by Design was already setup and ready before I even arrived! - Good show Andy!
Anglia Marine club has brought a marquee so big it has it's own post code!
Wicksteed club boys in very ebullient spirits.... or just spirits full stop.
Phil has brought along a very interesting new model.
An unrecognizable Andy is here....
Paul, Bob, Klunk, John, Nigel, David, Brain, Dennis, Stav and Kelly are all here....

See you tomorrow!   :-))
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Post by: Stavros on June 01, 2012, 09:59:16 PM
Model Boat Mayhem has now been renamed to

Model BEER Mayhem


So don't bring a Boat just Bring a Beer


Dave
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 01, 2012, 10:46:04 PM
2012 lake layout....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 01, 2012, 10:50:45 PM

        Steering course
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Post by: DickyD on June 01, 2012, 11:27:51 PM
Very neat Martin, just what is Straint running exactly ?
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Post by: Peter Fitness on June 01, 2012, 11:29:55 PM
Very neat Martin, just what is Straint running exactly ?

And is "Finnish" something that comes from Finland??? {-) {-)

I hope you all enjoy yourselves, and that the weather is kind O0

Peter.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2012, 07:10:14 AM
Damn! .... and I've printed them all off already!  >>:-(
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Post by: DickyD on June 02, 2012, 07:38:30 AM
Damn! .... and I've printed them all off already!  >>:-(
Everything normal then.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/ATT00002.gif)
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Post by: Peter Fitness on June 02, 2012, 07:55:51 AM
Damn! .... and I've printed them all off already!  >>:-(
Never mind, Martin, perhaps no one will notice %)

Peter.
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Post by: Bill D203 on June 02, 2012, 08:20:55 AM
On sites report.
No hangover!! Well just a tad.
Breakfast done, off to a damp lake in a bit . Martin get  the coffee on its going to be the only thing that's going to keep us warm today. Still make the best of it as it is going to pee down from tonight onwards!!!!!
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Post by: 6705russell on June 02, 2012, 09:00:51 AM
Is it still raining there then Bill?

Russ
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Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 02, 2012, 10:43:43 AM
The weather forecast definitely suggests that today is the day for taking all those pictures that you are going to post so that we can all enjoy the event.  :-))
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Post by: scoop on June 02, 2012, 03:36:32 PM
Is it still raining there then Bill?

Russ
It's not raining in Brigstock, five miles (if you're a crow) away  :}
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Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 02, 2012, 03:43:56 PM
I'd prepare for rain before I went to bed however. If you all do that it might stay fine.  %)
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Post by: Bob K on June 02, 2012, 06:30:38 PM
Just got back from Wicksteed.  Weather nice, welcome warm.  Great to actually meet so many 'screen names' in person.
Good suggestion about name badges.  I made mine up last night.
For any who did not read Martin's edict on weather, the forecast for Sunday is steadily improving, so unless the odd cloud is affected by a '504 timeout' it looks better and better.

It was especially good to finally meet Martin, and thank him for all his work on this Mayhem site.   :-))  :-))  :-))
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2012, 08:28:33 PM
Great to meet you too Bob... and if there was an award for the most well made name badge, you would have easily won!


Well we've just got home, feet are killing me so I'll start downloading the photos from mine and Richtea's cameras and go put my feet in the fridge!
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Post by: Shipmate60 on June 02, 2012, 09:15:07 PM
Just home too.
Didn't take a model as I knew just there for a day I would (and did) spend most of it talking.
Making contact with old friends and hopefully making some more.

I would like to thank the Wicksteed Model Boat Club for all their hard work in maintaining the lake and helping to organise another superb weekend.
To all members I do sent a heartfelt THANK YOU, it was great to talk to some of you today.

Bob

PS Martin you are slipping, even I MIGHT have worn the shirt you had on today, very restrained.  ok2
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Post by: Stavros on June 02, 2012, 09:46:43 PM
Well we are having a wonderful time having a few beers and of course proper Scotish Brown Nectar


Dave
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Post by: Guy Bagley on June 02, 2012, 09:53:59 PM
stav...has the wife found out about your new purchase , or is it still hiding camouflaged behind the yellow tool vault ?- have a few more beers and confess its coming home with you !!!
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Post by: Guy Bagley on June 02, 2012, 10:01:10 PM
just finally unloaded the car, of kids, shoes, batteries, boat and stuff !- another great day, - shame i am not camping with you lot this year...i could have done with a few beers too !

great to see old friends again, you know who you are- it was great to catch up and have a natter-

and as usual thank you to all who made the event happen,
 for those who set up the steering course,
those who make teas and coffees,
 and  to wicksteed club for hosting the day

 and for martin for keeping this event ( and this  site) going !!!


knackered now.... time for a wee dram with my haggis and off to bed !!!!
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2012, 10:17:06 PM

A good day, an excellent day in fact!  
 Thanks for coming those that could.    :-))


The weather man got it wrong and it was a bit drizzly in the morning but it cleared up by 10am but the fun was already
underway by then anyway! Numbers were down on last year but there was a steady presents of boats on the water ALL
day long, in fact there wasn't a single moment of the day without art least 10 boats of one sort or another sailing the lake.

Good to catch up with old friends and Mayhemers old and new, thanks to all of you that came up and introduced yourselves,
very nice to put a face to the name. also good to chat to many model boaters and here such interesting views and observations,
many of which we can put to good use here on Mayhem.

-----  If you can't see the photos below - please register. -----  :-))

Outstanding boats of the day:
Unrecognizable Andy's micro Springer.

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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2012, 10:30:08 PM

Ian won the won a Mayhem Award with Vital Byte... which should renamed as Persistence!


   NB.  Ian also had the coolest trick a radio controlled boat can ever do!
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Post by: Stavros on June 02, 2012, 10:42:05 PM
We'll Guy the biggest laugh we have had is that Phil and I decided to get it running so Phil cobbled up a batt and I locked the rudder and we went straight running and it scored a perfect 10 and is a perfect straight runner according to Phil.

Well Tommy has not helped matters at all as he fell inthe lake on the way from the lake so he ended up having an impellers wash with the hosepipe !!!!

And yes I am still alive just about personally I think god help me when I get home and I will be blaming YOU for the divorce lol


Dave....................now sleeping with Tommy I'n the awning
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2012, 11:00:09 PM
What about the other straight runner that took a flying leap Stav?!?!   :o
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2012, 11:07:41 PM

 Tug Kenny's Gry Maritha ( Dry Martini ) was very nice.... love that blue!
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2012, 11:18:16 PM

 Best releasing of "Magic Smoke" was in the afternoon.
 I was standing on the bank by the railway when someone flew past me to the far end of the lake.
 A few minutes later, the tell tail smell of fried electrics came drifting down the lake.
 ' I knew something was wrong when the boat went past with blue tinted windows... the windows aren't tinted!'
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Post by: Thelegos on June 02, 2012, 11:32:54 PM
Cheers Martin! It was too hot to hold but lucky there was some water handy {-)

The car stinks of burnt things and there's a nasty brown stain in the boat where it melted - fortunately that was the only nasty brown stain :embarrassed:

Today was brilliant and I'll be back tomorrow with new ESC!

Roger
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Post by: Guy Bagley on June 03, 2012, 11:14:04 AM
We'll Guy the biggest laugh we have had is that Phil and I decided to get it running so Phil cobbled up a batt and I locked the rudder and we went straight running and it scored a perfect 10 and is a perfect straight runner according to Phil.

Well Tommy has not helped matters at all as he fell inthe lake on the way from the lake so he ended up having an impellers wash with the hosepipe !!!!

And yes I am still alive just about personally I think god help me when I get home and I will be blaming YOU for the divorce lol


Dave....................now sleeping with Tommy I'n the awning

a perfect ten !!!!- spot on !!

will let bob  know his tug has gone to a good home and may end up being a straight runner !!! LOL
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 01:48:57 PM
 
  Well it was a slightly wet today and we've come home a early......

    BUT IT DIDN'T RAIN - ALRIGHT?!!!  <*<
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 02:24:08 PM

A huge thank you to the Wicksteed Park model boat club who made this whole event possible.
 Special mentions to Steve, Paul, Dennis, Nick, Maureen & the other ladies, "the old boy" who manned the car park on Saturday, the
 other ladies, thank you, thank you, thank you.

 Also a big thanks to Brain (Chingdevil) for his organizational skills & guidance.

 Sir Bob, Phil & Lady Steff,  Stavros & Kelly, Richard, Pete, unrecognizable Andy, Bill, Alex & the Scottish Whiskey testers, the boys of Anglia
 Marine, persistent Ian, Ron Dean, Andy Models by Design, Steve Model Boat Bits and the other boys behind the scenes, the 'Mayhem
 at Wicksteed steering group'..... and particularly you if I've forgotten to mention you by name!

 Thanks again everyone.... and it didn't rain once!

   Martin  :-)
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Post by: Bill D203 on June 03, 2012, 02:42:36 PM
Well thats it for another year. Caravan parked up , Car unloaded, Boats unloaded but need cleaning now. Batterys to charge up. Gazebo in SMBC boat house drying out.
Now then Thanks Martin and all the rest that kept it Mayhem going. Cheers Chaps!
OK so who has got the photos then?? I didn't get 1  :(( To busy boating & having Great fun.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 03:09:52 PM

    Some photos from today... model boat nutters that still came out in all this rain the wonderful British sunshine!

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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 03:16:45 PM
    More photos from today.....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 03:20:05 PM
Richteas's photos from Saturday....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 03:29:52 PM
Richteas's photos from Saturday....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 03:38:40 PM
Richteas's photos from Saturday....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 03:46:46 PM
Richteas's photos from Saturday....
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Post by: Younger at 70 on June 03, 2012, 04:27:39 PM
Well Iris and I are home , wouldn't have missed my annual bath for the world , Thanks to everybody who worked to put the week-end on , and to make things perfect we still had the caravan on the back when we arrived at the front door.
                                             Cheers
                                                   Bob B
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 04:50:24 PM

Hey Bob, where was me burger?!!?   :P
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Post by: Younger at 70 on June 03, 2012, 05:05:54 PM
what burger? Bob said he ate it!   Iris
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Post by: bbdave on June 03, 2012, 05:16:00 PM
Did it rain?? i spent the day cruising round Teignmouth harbour in the rescue boat catching a tan.

Dave
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Post by: Younger at 70 on June 03, 2012, 05:37:25 PM
Of course it didn't rain Martin said so  {-)  {-)  can't quite figure out where all the water came from that turned Wicksteed into one great lake
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Post by: Richtea on June 03, 2012, 05:44:26 PM
Got home at about half past three,
just about dried out and warmed up.
Who's up for next year ?
Wind last year,
water this,
maybe sun next year.
Regards
Richard   :-))
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Post by: raflaunches on June 03, 2012, 06:23:59 PM
No it didn't rain, I heard that we suffered a rare occurrence of vertical mist! :}

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, Wicksteed Park MBC wishes to thank everyone who attended, especially Martin and the Mayhem steering committee, for without them this fantastic event could not have been held. :-))

It was nice to put names to faces and names to other names I had the chance to thank in person (Dodes, Bob K, Bill D203 to name just a few) who have helped with my model builds of HMS Gnat, CMB 213, K class submarine and queries in to the unknown dimensions of HMS Protector.

Might see some of you at the Doncaster show next weekend, that will be the last show I'll be visiting as my time is almost up and I'll be leaving the green land of England to enter the unknown (well to me!) of the freezing cold Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic for 4months!  To quote a fellow mayhemer the penguins will be stealing my sanity one by one! ;)

Until next year when we will get sunshine even if I have to mortgage my soul to get it.

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Post by: Bob K on June 03, 2012, 06:34:54 PM
It was great to chat with you Nick, and to see HMS Gnat close up.  Wow !  It's larger than it looked in your build log, nice work.  Thank you to everyone involved, it was a really enjoyable event.  I especially loved the the many older warships out on the water.  There is now a photo of my Skirmisher with an official 'Model Boat Mayhem' watermark.  I am honoured !  See you all next year.

Bob K
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Post by: Hairy Andy on June 03, 2012, 06:55:22 PM
As every year, many thanks go to Martin, and all those involved in putting together one of the soggiest Wicksteed meetings yet. Shame about today, but yesterday was absolutely brilliant.

Cheers guys and girls, great to see you all again :-))
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Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 03, 2012, 07:13:51 PM
                                               THANK YOU EVERYONE!
I had an absolutely brilliant time at my first Mayhem and look forward to many more opportunities to make the Straight Running Chairman look bad. Tee hee! You made me feel really welcome and the nightcaps and barbeques all went to making it so much fun. Can't wait to do it again soon....
                                                Steph xx
and special thanks to Martin and the tea team x   :-))
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Post by: Rottweiler on June 03, 2012, 08:21:53 PM
 congratulations to all you who upheld the good name of Mayhem at Wickiepark.Although I have never been,looks like there were some lovely models on show.
  I thought the saying was "Only mad dogs and Englishmen,go out in the noonday SUN?" what does that make you lot then???? lol
 Mick F
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 08:58:34 PM

Until next year when we will get sunshine even if I have to mortgage my soul to get it.


And there we have it! Guaranteed Sunshine for next year.

 (  Get a receipt from the devil 1st raflaunches! )
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Post by: redfunnelsteamer on June 03, 2012, 09:07:00 PM
Well i was there on Saturday with my Queen Mary and Lorna Doone i must congratulate all involved on a cracking show with a good variety of boats on display.
I am looking into getting clearance from the management for staying to do some night sailing next year.
once again lads and lasses a great show with good turn out
roll on next year!!!
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Post by: Tug-Kenny on June 03, 2012, 09:22:01 PM

Safely back home after 321 miles round trip.  Worth every mile. What a great show, meeting and putting names to faces. Had a fabulous time.

Must book early for next year.   :-))  :-))  :-))  :-))  :-))

ken

 

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Post by: gingyer on June 03, 2012, 09:38:42 PM
Well we're home back to Glasgow to find........sun and blue skies >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(

But as always we had a great time catching up with old friends and making some new ones
Thanks to ALL those who helped make this weekend happen
We are already planning for 2013  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 09:41:08 PM
Good to see you again Ken... you looked well.  :-))
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Post by: captain ron on June 03, 2012, 09:42:35 PM
Well guys the border raiders are home at last. We had torrential vertical mist all the way up to the Lake District....then...lo and behold..... the roads dried up and the sun was splitting the sky.....Welcome to Scotland.

I'm having a beer while reading the posts and typing this and its just not the same without all the campsite banter and BBQ smoke...oh and not forgeting the Mayhem hospitallity.

Once again thanks to all for making the whole event possible and making us so welcome at the pond side and the camp site.

Till next time.....

captain ron.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 09:47:38 PM
Few more photos....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 09:55:32 PM
  More photos....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 10:01:47 PM
Few more photos....
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2012, 10:04:08 PM

  Little Miss Mayhem and  Alfie! .....  sorry darling, we ain't getting a dog the size of a horse anytime soon!
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Post by: davidsg1a on June 03, 2012, 10:19:42 PM
Hello All

Had a fantastic weekend, good to see everyone, good to see Phils better half is better at straight running them. {-)

Thanks to everyone for making the event possiable and a big thanks to the wickie crew good hosts :-))

David
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Post by: JayDee on June 03, 2012, 10:26:21 PM

Hello,

How does Mayhem do it!!!, wet through, and Cold, yet fabulous!!!!!!!.

The Days were just terrific - - - but the Evenings - - well, words fail me!, just priceless !!!!.
Never, Ever, had so much fun, sitting in a Camping chair!!.

Next year we MUST have Name Tags, my poor old brain was working overtime trying to remember Who was Who.
But the fun we were having more than made up for it !!.

Thank You, Thank You, to Martin and the Club Organizers - - terrific !!.
The very best 300 mile round trip I have made since the last Mayhem Bash.

John, aka JayDee.   :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Post by: Stavros on June 03, 2012, 11:40:45 PM
What can I say except Dammed wonderful weekend excellent event excellent company and WONDERFUL cold tea !!!!!!!!!!


Martin you are as usual a STAR but please don't change your day job weatherman you are NOT  ;) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


My Personal thanks must go to everyone who helped set up on Friday NEVER have we been finished by 4pm

It was so so nice to meet old friends again and make new ones as well

As everyone now knows Phil has officially started a new sport WADER RUNNING and he is in line for a Gold Medal in the Olympics

Our Scottish contingent now what words could possibly describe them MMMMMMM...... Stars in their own right, I never drink whiskey WELL I AM Converted :-))

Photos of the event will be p[posted as soon as I have processed them

Tommy our adopted Mayhem Hound has finally dried out and is so cream cracker ed has slept all the way home and is still snoring his little head off bless him.

OH yes now talking about our Scottish bretherends YES I DID FIND THE TOMY SHANTER ON MY FLAG POLE LOL LOL :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Biggest dissapointement for everyone was that one person was missing in action this year GHOST WE all missed you old bean

Over and out for now

Dave
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Post by: Neil on June 03, 2012, 11:48:41 PM

Biggest dissapointement for everyone was that one person was missing in action this year GHOST WE all missed you old bean

He was probably there in spirit
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Post by: ACTion on June 04, 2012, 08:48:37 AM
Biggest disappointment for everyone was that one person was missing in action this year GHOST WE all missed you old bean
You mean there were enough burgers for everyone this time?  ok2
We watched the rain yesterday and felt for you guys; it never stopped all day here (Nottingham). At least I have a full set of undamaged digits today. Maybe see you next year?
DM
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Post by: victorian on June 04, 2012, 10:28:18 AM
I think this family should get the trophy for precision close in sailing!


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Post by: chingdevil on June 04, 2012, 10:28:55 AM
Another great weekend, great to see everyone after a years sabbatical. Also great to meet up with some new members of the webbed feet society.
Officialy it did not rain on Sunday, oh no it missed out the raining part and went straight to flooding  %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %%

I now have to dry out the car, then the tent and gazeebo but it was worth it I will sort out my pictures and post some up.

I would like to give a big thanks to the WPMBC people, who helped get the lake in shape and helped with the organisation all your hard work was worth it. Also a big thanks to Martin for wanting this madness to go ahead each year

I think next year Phil will need to post the rules of straight running, because Stav has not quite got the idea. His boats tend to start out straight then take on a life of their own, this usually involves Phil running frantically through the water to catch it or run around the edge of the lake to be there just as the boat leaps out of the water engine screaming. I must take a video camera next year, "You've been framed" here I come

I have had a though for a straight running competition next year, all will be revealed



Brian
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Post by: Corposant on June 04, 2012, 02:14:32 PM
Can I add my thanks to Martin and his band of merry men for all their hard work - not forgetting the ladies or Wicksteed Park MBC! Well worth the 204.3 mile round trip on Saturday. The Management came as well and she really enjoyed it too!

I spent ages yesterday afternoon uploading my pictures (Photobucket was a real pain in the posterior - even more than usual) but having seen the quality of Richtea's and Martin's, I won't embarrass myself by posting them!

Shame about the vertical mist yesterday but I'm sure Tommy has dried out by now!

Mike
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2012, 02:35:18 PM

Upload your photos too everyone......  O0
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Post by: Corposant on June 04, 2012, 03:00:03 PM
OK - on your head be it!

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Stavros to the rescue!
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Mission accomplished!
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Mike
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Corposant on June 04, 2012, 03:07:47 PM
There's more!

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Oops!
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Good man to have in the slips!
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Mike
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2012, 03:09:40 PM
Excellent!
 I didn't see some of those boats!  <:(
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Corposant on June 04, 2012, 03:11:32 PM
And finally!

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Phil gets “Pushy”
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Ken’s latest masterpiece!
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Action video!
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Mike
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2012, 03:13:02 PM
 :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2012, 03:18:29 PM
 :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on June 04, 2012, 03:52:37 PM
Would you believe it !
back at home in the North of Sheffield,
the suns burning your eyes out and it's a balmy 17 deg centigrade,
the clouds that I can see are the white fluffy kind of Cumulus,  O0
not the horizon to horizon bank of grey like at Wicksteed  :((
Lets hope for better weather next year.
Regards
Richard
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on June 04, 2012, 04:22:46 PM
great pictures everyone.....
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: offshore1987 on June 04, 2012, 04:28:10 PM
Only a couple of yachts?  :o

Looks a good weekend nice one  :-))

Daniel
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: dougal99 on June 04, 2012, 04:31:45 PM
I think Bob (young at 70) should have got an award for his technical experise in fitting a camera to his boat. pic dscf2713 in Martns last batch. Sheer sophistication  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: A71 on June 04, 2012, 04:38:48 PM
Just wanted to say thank you all for the weekend it was my first time coming but not my last and a big thanks to Bill for introducing me to quite a few of you Saturday night

Many thanks again John
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on June 04, 2012, 04:42:53 PM
Well thank you Dougal I shall remember you in my Will and leave the remaining roll of tape to you :-))
                                                                        Cheers
                                                                            Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on June 04, 2012, 05:04:21 PM
What goes on behind the scene at Wicksteed :-

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on June 04, 2012, 05:16:17 PM

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on June 04, 2012, 05:28:46 PM

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Photos courtesy Mrs Youngerat70
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on June 04, 2012, 07:25:23 PM
the last picture above, with Bob on my shoulders. What is Bill doing with his hand???? I never even knew he was there!!!!



And surely me and Bob deserve an award for that, generations co-operating together!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 04, 2012, 07:40:07 PM
the last picture above, with Bob on my shoulders. What is Bill doing with his hand???? I never even knew he was there!!!!



And surely me and Bob deserve an award for that, generations co-operating together!!!

Its a puppet!!!
Just got a look at my lecky boat that went smelly ..Opp's  <*< The radio & speed control pcb has melted down.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: A71 on June 04, 2012, 10:01:26 PM
Whoops I can still smell it now Bill :-(
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on June 04, 2012, 10:09:07 PM
He's not too bothered I don't think, his missus told him not to change things in it, now he has to %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 04, 2012, 11:12:23 PM
Whoops I can still smell it now Bill :-(

It was a bit of a give away stinking all the way home. I stuck it in the spare bedroom / boat shed then she got a niff. Then she said how was i going to fix it???/ :-)) well putting it bin the bin was not the Right anser Re buil;d it I said
A new esc is on it's way and a 2.4 Futaba radio is now in it . should have it back on the water soon :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on June 04, 2012, 11:24:00 PM
All I could smell for the rest of the day after I rescued it was that smell lol


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: mark w on June 05, 2012, 05:15:08 AM


Great event  :}. I gotta make it over there one day.

Mark
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 05, 2012, 05:39:53 AM

  Little Miss Mayhem and  Alfie! .....  sorry darling, we ain't getting a dog the size of a horse anytime soon!

You can certainly tell who her dad is! lol
Title: wickstead
Post by: slug on June 05, 2012, 06:41:40 AM
four of us drove to wickstead on sunday arrived 10 30am only martin left,plus a few clearing up. what a shame,it always rains on wickstead weekend.!!!!! slug
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 05, 2012, 09:48:33 AM

It wasn't raining... it's termed "vertical mist" !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: gingyer on June 05, 2012, 09:50:53 AM

It wasn't raining... it's termed "vertical mist" !

Yes it was the Scottish sun  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 05, 2012, 09:54:48 AM
 :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 05, 2012, 10:23:20 AM
Well what can I say, another great Mayhem weekend (rain what rain) great to meet up with old friends again, and make some new ones. The BBQ evenings were the best yet, for next year I will be brewing something up for our friends from Glasgow (who once again kept us amused.....and hung over---we'll get you  %) )
Took a little while to dry things out at home, but all done in rapid time, because  (you're gonna love this) had to go to workshop as Stephanie wants to build her own straight runner (I think she is taking this scoring more than me way too far  <*< ) well we have the keel and bulkheads done, all stringers on, prop shaft made, engine mounts made and motor lined up, and its only Tues........watch out next year  O0 O0
So I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did (to old for running around the pond Stav  :o) Congratulations to Martin and family (I do like my tea) and a big thank you to all at the Wicksteed club for letting us come along and cause....well Mayhem, here's to next year.....
Sorry you guys missed it Slug.....but next year the weather will be ........well thats another story   ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 05, 2012, 10:28:58 AM
Oh by the Way Bill, I thought I was the only one one who could destroy a ESC like that (aks Mr Milbourn)....
Now remind me what do we do again  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 05, 2012, 01:26:57 PM
Just been down our boat house to turn the Gazebo canvas. Its still damp :((
Phil I have got a new esc on order and hope to get the boat back on the water by Sunday. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 05, 2012, 02:08:43 PM
Mayhem marquee in back garden... getting even wetter!
 When is the sun going to come out again so I can get it washed, dried and packed away?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 05, 2012, 02:18:01 PM

Lets hope for better weather next year.
Regards
Richard

Hi Rich,
 Have you had a chance to have a look at the damage to your camera?   <:(
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Richtea on June 05, 2012, 03:05:25 PM
Will get to camera later on this week when every thing else is dry and packed away,
that will teach me to carry my spec's with me, instead of leaving them in the car.
Regards
Richard  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 05, 2012, 03:25:28 PM
Via email to Mayhem...

    Martin please find photos attached for the weekend, I think you will
find the last 5 of interest as these were of you controlling Tid Tug  01.
I had a good week end and hope to see you on more occasions this year .
  yours Rob  ( Anglia Marine models)

Ps. Thank your good lady &family for the supply of tea & bacon butties 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 05, 2012, 03:27:32 PM

Yes, that's actually me skippering that TID!

.... and yes, I did hit most nearly everything in the lake... no change there then!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on June 05, 2012, 04:41:21 PM
improvements for next mayhem
1. NO vertical mist
2. One big BBQ like the one in the field that everyone can sit round and a couple can cook!
3. I think we should introduce a a home produce range. Younger at 70 could make Mayhem Marmalade!! Home brew is allowed. etc
4. Phil needs to learn to run faster so Stavs boats don't keep breaking!
5. Less burnt out ESC!!!
6. More FUN, There was Still loads but MORE needed!



A big thanks to WPMBC, Martin and family (even if everytime I went for a tea there was no hot water!!) the whole steering group. Our Northern Brethren, the Welsh contingent, Tommy the pooch, Richtea for the pics. Phil for supplying whatever it is he supplies an his constant banter. And most importantly to all those who attended. Without you all this just would not happen!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: ray123 on June 05, 2012, 05:08:51 PM
i was there on sat  thanks martin & family for another great show (&coffee's) allthough the weather was not good  im sure we still had fun!! 
regards ray
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: joppyuk1 on June 06, 2012, 08:52:24 AM
I was roped in to attend Jubilee celebrations at a village about 20 miles away from the park and managed to give em the slip for an hour so got a glimpse at the boats on the water and a prowl round the tents. I took a few photos, but none compare to those shown so far. I really must finish my build sometime soon! My missus is already talking about going abroad next Whit (2013), let me have confirmed dates so I can confound her.
ps. does the caravan site have hook-ups?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on June 06, 2012, 09:58:45 AM
No hookups but toilet block is good  ...........you don.t realy need hookup for a couple of days just bring plenty of ........food , drink , wet gear , and sense of humour
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Steamboats Apprentice on June 06, 2012, 07:12:26 PM

(http://s16.postimage.org/f9mjruach/my_new_boat.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/f9mjruach/)
So the apprenticeship continues. Got all fired up to make my own boat and managed to persuade (bully/nag/threaten....) Phil into showing me how to do it. Not exactly the moment we arrived home but possibly 30 seconds later. I am very proud of the progress I have made and I only hope that nasty (paying) work doesn't get in the way too much. Mine or his! At the moment he has his 'health and safety' hat on and is banning me from having a spear or sword on the finished article (she's called Boadicea so I feel it's necessary) but I'm plotting a rubber one so she looks scary but can't do any damage. Has anyone had this problem before?


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2012, 07:14:51 PM
Hi Steamboats Apprentice  ok2

Naaa, fit a real sword, Phil will think it's really funny!   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on June 06, 2012, 07:52:57 PM
Even got the balsa shavings and gluey hand wipes down your jumper, He'll make a proper modeller of you yet Steph ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 06, 2012, 08:11:21 PM
Looking GOOD  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2012, 08:59:07 PM
More photos....
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: gingyer on June 06, 2012, 09:14:41 PM
(http://s16.postimage.org/f9mjruach/my_new_boat.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/f9mjruach/)
So the apprenticeship continues. Got all fired up to make my own boat and managed to persuade (bully/nag/threaten....) Phil into showing me how to do it. Not exactly the moment we arrived home but possibly 30 seconds later. I am very proud of the progress I have made and I only hope that nasty (paying) work doesn't get in the way too much. Mine or his! At the moment he has his 'health and safety' hat on and is banning me from having a spear or sword on the finished article (she's called Boadicea so I feel it's necessary) but I'm plotting a rubber one so she looks scary but can't do any damage. Has anyone had this problem before?

You didn't look that much of an apprentice when doing the straight running.........in fact. Did you not keep winning???
 :-)) :-)) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on June 06, 2012, 10:47:31 PM
Nice Job Steph

Keep him on his toes, watching you at the weekend we know who the apprentice might be and it is not you. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 07, 2012, 09:21:52 AM
Oh the shame of it  <:( <:( <:( <:( <:(

Young Jedi give old master a whopping  :embarrassed:

Next year, straight running at night........in the dark no one can see me loose   8)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on June 07, 2012, 04:25:44 PM
Link to video taken by Mrs Youngat70 . How or hownot to errect a gazebo  {-) :-
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRi8OJrJQc&feature=BFa&list=ULMTj4MIDtUPI
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on June 07, 2012, 06:14:46 PM

Young Jedi give old master a whopping  :embarrassed:




kinky and in rubber waders too !!!!- nice work steph !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Ghost in the shell on June 07, 2012, 06:24:02 PM
Its a puppet!!!
Just got a look at my lecky boat that went smelly ..Opp's  <*< The radio & speed control pcb has melted down.

Bill, you do realise you are not meant to cook electronicy bits dont you?

what caused it? fouled prop or just an amp hog of a motor?

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 07, 2012, 06:33:09 PM

Ghost!!  You're alive!!!!!   :o



 Ghost. Alive? That don't read right!   ok2
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Ghost in the shell on June 07, 2012, 06:35:14 PM
ha ha ha

went for a work medical a few years ago, they found NO blood presure and no pulse!

did they even find any blood????
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 07, 2012, 07:12:06 PM
Hells bells Ghost
Good to here from you mate. You was missed at the weekend. I had to get some beers in myself, even Martin got the beers in Friday night{-) Ok all pe taken aside How are you?? Still boating or has a good women taken over your life?? Do tell mate.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: baloo on June 07, 2012, 07:20:35 PM
love the video bob,should be more like that, funny as hell
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Ghost in the shell on June 07, 2012, 07:34:04 PM
Hells bells Ghost
Good to here from you mate. You was missed at the weekend. I had to get some beers in myself, even Martin got the beers in Friday night{-) Ok all pe taken aside How are you?? Still boating or has a good women taken over your life?? Do tell mate.

martin, getting beers in **** ME! wonders never cease!  i heard the weather forcast and thaught ""xxxxx" that"
still boating, though not when its likely to tip it down
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 07, 2012, 07:49:33 PM
martin, getting beers in **** ME! wonders never cease!  i heard the weather forcast and thaught ""xxxxx" that"
still boating, though not when its likely to tip it down

The weather was the same as any other Mayhem weekend .WET followed by rain. {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Klunk on June 07, 2012, 09:41:21 PM
me thinks the story of this gazebo should be written in its entirety to explain the video!!!


ps thanks for the sweaty neck Bob!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 07, 2012, 10:57:17 PM

  I'll have you know, I've gotten the beers in for several years..... whether Bill shared them out or not is his problem!  ;D
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Stavros on June 07, 2012, 10:58:15 PM
Well Well Well Ghost is alive thank goodness for that WHERE you been hiding


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Danny on June 07, 2012, 11:09:35 PM
Bob - If a picture is worth a thousand words - you have a whole dictionary in that video  {-) {-) {-)
Thanks for sharing  :-))

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on June 08, 2012, 08:32:21 AM
Ghost you can have some of my blood pressure i got plenty  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 08, 2012, 10:29:02 AM
I'll have you know the instructions got wet, and never mentioned that it was not only a Gazebo, but it did quite well as an aircraft, followed very closely by doing a very good impression of a boat (straight runner of course)  :o
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Steamboats Apprentice on June 08, 2012, 10:35:07 AM
Thank goodness for Kelly!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 08, 2012, 03:32:50 PM

  I'll have you know, I've gotten the beers in for several years..... whether Bill shared them out or not is his problem!  ;D

Wot ME {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on June 08, 2012, 03:35:32 PM
Thank goodness for Kelly!

Have you done that boat yet {-)? Anymore rain and you will be able to run it down the high street :((
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 08, 2012, 05:52:38 PM

 Has anyone got photos of 'SBPhil' flying gazebo?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 20, 2012, 09:36:13 PM

"lost I-pod was an I-pod classic in a black leather case with a pair of weston's in the ear earphones."
 
   If anyone found, borrowed, kept for safe keeping, please let me know.

    Martin


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 01, 2012, 11:43:54 PM

Couple of video from Wicksteed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsY_K78tajk

http://youtu.be/ZxHm2RqR_AY
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on July 02, 2012, 09:55:08 AM
Any dates yet for 2013 Mayhem ?

Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 02, 2012, 10:07:52 AM
Any dates yet for 2013 Mayhem ?

Scoop

I don't think Martin has any more boats left looking at the sales section lol
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Younger at 70 on July 02, 2012, 11:12:27 AM
Give it time Scoop I'm still drying out after the last one
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: scoop on July 02, 2012, 12:54:14 PM
Give it time Scoop I'm still drying out after the last one
Well I've got my shifts worked out until June 2015 (retirement date) ......like to plan ahead and all that ! :-)) {-) {-) {-)
Scoop
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 02, 2012, 12:59:17 PM

....well 5 out of 6 wet weekends so far, so the end of May hasn't been good for us, so it's open for discussion....
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on July 02, 2012, 03:41:46 PM
How about the weekend before the Sring bank hol.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: chingdevil on July 02, 2012, 06:04:26 PM
Bob

I thought you had already retired, you are making more come backs than Frank Sinatra %% %% %% %%


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: ray123 on July 02, 2012, 06:05:09 PM
Couple of video from Wicksteed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsY_K78tajk

http://youtu.be/ZxHm2RqR_AY
thats a good video of me voith tug :-))  martin   thanks  regards ray
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on July 02, 2012, 06:08:43 PM
We've got a short report and about 70 pics on our site, here: http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/past-events.html
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Bill D203 on July 02, 2012, 07:01:35 PM
thats a good video of me voith tug :-))  martin   thanks  regards ray


Nice video of my Oscar Fishing boat. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Neil on July 02, 2012, 08:24:49 PM
Couple of video from Wicksteed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsY_K78tajk


think I'll have to report him for cruelty to dogfish {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2012 - June 2 & 3 !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 03, 2012, 12:21:51 AM

Another video from Wicksteed.

Vital byte - Ian's digital & computer controlled Steam Boat - http://youtu.be/_gataEIamQk