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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #200 on: April 11, 2016, 02:21:32 PM »

Yep, fingers crossed that my current build will be 90% complete for the weekend! Should be a good weekend, don't forget the campsite discount just incase everyone missed my last post on this thread.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #201 on: April 11, 2016, 10:27:28 PM »

If I can get my driveline tested in water then I will make a good go at getting HMS Ready looking like a destroyer!

'Mum, whats that grey pointy thing in the pond?' I think its a, er Battleship dear'.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #202 on: April 16, 2016, 08:26:08 PM »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!! 40 days to go...
« Reply #205 on: April 17, 2016, 11:17:33 AM »


Hi everyone

Only 40 days to go until the big tenth anniversary of Mayhem at Wicksteed, a big achievement in any model boat show's history.
So come on guys and gals, bring plenty of boats to sail, bring a sense of humour, and laugh at a few nutters who'll wear anything! ;)

Plenty of things to do, you can even bring the family (if you so wish!!!)- they can visit the park or go shopping in Kettering.

Loads of room to sail and display your fantastic boats, many, many other mayhemers, clubs and traders to talk to about boats!

Just remember

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #206 on: April 18, 2016, 02:42:08 PM »

Since the questionable management of the beal park show have clashed with Mayhem had the cheek to say Mayhem is not a show and sat on there dates for nearly 11 months. Would it be wise to give a provisional set of dates for the 2017 show. So that beal show will NOT clash with the better Mayhem show for the 3rd  year on the trot .

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #207 on: April 18, 2016, 03:29:00 PM »

This is all getting a bit silly, verging on the nasty.  "My show is better than your show, therefore we will always clash - so there."

There are only three nice outdoor shows within reasonable driving range of me during this year.
Two seem to always clash on the same weekend, the other (Alsford) is the weekend afterwards.

With an ever aging and slowly diminishing number of model boat enthusiasts this is massively counterproductive IMHO.
Why can't event organisers simply TALK to each other, which may benefit everyone

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #208 on: April 18, 2016, 04:32:08 PM »


mayhem weekends for the next 4 years

27-28 may 2017
26-27 may 2018
25-26 may 2019
23-24 may 2020


as in the past people have said that Mayhem weekend moves around, yes it does.......because the May bank holiday is the last weekend in May!!!


Enough said.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #209 on: April 18, 2016, 04:37:16 PM »

Nicely done Klunk....how's that for notice!  :}
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #210 on: April 18, 2016, 05:57:50 PM »

Whoop! the 2020 dates fall on my birthday.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #211 on: April 18, 2016, 06:30:41 PM »

Whoop! the 2020 dates fall on my birthday.


I will try to be there - now that I know, who's buying  ;)


To be honest it'll be another dream come true, if I ever make it to "Wikki"  %%  Having seen the pictures and read the stories...



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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #212 on: April 18, 2016, 10:10:19 PM »

I'm always handy with the lime and soda:O)
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #213 on: April 29, 2016, 08:20:41 PM »


What are the chances of me building this ARTESANIA LATINA Samson in time for Wicksteed?!
 
 Taking bets in the form of bacon rolls!


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #214 on: April 29, 2016, 08:29:24 PM »


What are the chances of me building this in time for Wicksteed?!
 
 Taking bets in the form of bacon rolls!


As much chance as getting Stavros down the zip wire in his underpants
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #215 on: April 29, 2016, 09:16:10 PM »

Given that you are a busy chap with a family, show stuff to organise and the forum to manage, I reckon it unlikely. No harm in trying though :-)) :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #216 on: April 30, 2016, 07:17:35 AM »

or cut all the pieces out and we have a go at building it over Mayhem Weekend!!!!!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #217 on: April 30, 2016, 07:53:51 AM »

Just been quoted  30 per night to camp at Wicksteed! Now that's a complete rip off!!!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #218 on: April 30, 2016, 08:50:50 AM »

What the hell?!


I'll have words, it should be no more than 16 per night with the 25% discount which I agreed with them at the beginning of March.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #219 on: April 30, 2016, 09:16:11 AM »

Thanks Nick!!! She didn't sound sure yesterday when I phoned
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #220 on: April 30, 2016, 09:19:21 AM »

Also nick, Can someone check out the Mayhem BBQ
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!! IMPORTANT INFO
« Reply #221 on: April 30, 2016, 09:25:11 AM »

Right everyone


Camping information again- just spoke to Wicksteed Park management to sort this out.


Telephone: 01536 512475 


Then wait and select the option number 4- this will put you through to Flo at the main reception desk.


State clearly that you are Model Boat Mayhem and this actually entitles you to an almost 50% discount per tent!!! (I didn't know that the price for the Bank Holiday weekend was 30-35 per night!). The price you will pay will be 16 per night.


I have just confirmed again with the park about the email I had agreed with and it still in force, please use the phone number to book your camping site and not the online booking system as this kind of discount is for us and us only and can not be claimed online.


Thanks Guys and sorry for any confusion.


BBQ is safely stored in Steves storage shed above the garage, nice and dry and ready for the weekend.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #222 on: April 30, 2016, 09:44:49 AM »

Apart from ourself and a Mac, what do people reccomend brining to the mayhem weekend? A boat and tools etc to manage it will make the time a little more enjoyable. I was going to bring a deck chair.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #223 on: April 30, 2016, 10:01:54 AM »

Not in any order....
Chair, collapsible table, hat, weatherproof coat, gazebo (so you can take part in the gazebo fly competition ), mug for a cuppa from the tent (saves using disposable ones supplied) brown sauce, gloves, more warm clothing, a huge sense of humour, a translator for the Scotish contingent, the Welsh contingent are house trained!

 If camping the weekend......A very large sense of humour, the capacity to endure the Mayhem BBQ.  Be toilet trained, a sense of direction (ask JayDee), an ability to pick up litter at 6am in the morning, a cast iron stomach to drink drink Welsh whiskey, an ability to smile in the total face of the ludicrous, (past events include hunt the haggis,BBQ tables, slug racing in sleeping bags, watching Steamboat Phil eat salad for the first time in his life, watching the Scottish Contingent drink mead and the after effects, firewater, watching tents blow away (last year),

MAINLY THE ABILITY TO ENJOY YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT. ......EVEN WHEN YOUR BOAT SINKS!

You WILL NOT NEED WADERS TO ENTER THE LAKE! For safety reasons there are dedicated named people who will rescue any boats that sink. Piggy backs across the lakes by request!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #224 on: April 30, 2016, 10:39:10 AM »

Thanks for that Klunk. I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing and keep the Welsh whiskey to a minimum %%

The sense of humour is always close at hand.
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