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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #250 on: May 25, 2017, 07:03:17 PM »

Remove the DPF and you risk failing your next MOT apart from the anti social action of spreading dangerous soot over the population at large!

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #251 on: May 25, 2017, 07:31:23 PM »


What's a DPF chaps   %% .........only thing that springs to my mind is a damp proof fillet, and I doubt they have one of those on a car.


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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #252 on: May 25, 2017, 07:56:09 PM »

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #253 on: May 25, 2017, 08:38:41 PM »

Colin sorry to contradict you but you are so so wrong....as the emissions go down big time.....but of course what do i know....er ah ha yes...mi am a time served mechanic of course




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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #254 on: May 25, 2017, 08:49:29 PM »

Dave, removing a DPF is an automatic MOT fail as you should know. I agree that the device can cause all manner of problems to the engine as it is an engineering bodge but basically it is there to catch the unburnt fuel in the form of soot particles and does so at the expense of engine efficiency which is maybe what you are thinking of?

I used to have a diesel Mondeo without a DPF and used to cringe when I put my foot down and saw the black cloud in the back window. My subsequent diesel Mazda had a DPF which caught the soot particles and was less anti social but the MPG was less. Of course all diesels have now been shown to emit toxic levels of NO2 but that is a gas rather than a particulate discharge.

These days I drive a petrol car.

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #256 on: May 25, 2017, 09:38:03 PM »

Boats lads.......we really don't need car stuff.  <*<  Tis mayhem weekend  O0
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #257 on: May 25, 2017, 11:31:26 PM »


Yeah, take cars after the sun is over the yard arm.... and we're not around!   :P




















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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #258 on: May 25, 2017, 11:47:10 PM »

Just the boats to go in the car.
Finish work at 4am so will get a couple of hours kip before driving up. Aiming to arrive about 11am. See you all there. Ps Nick I've got a bag of chemical wood for you. Medium density so you can have a play
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #259 on: May 25, 2017, 11:49:50 PM »

new dpf ordered, and it will be going back in, - i do alot of miles, and already have a  fuel efficient ' blue efficiency' car, the dpf is trying to protect the environment  for all our off spring, and future generations after that..


removing dpf is an mot failure too - and i am pretty sure herr daimer and herr benz has spent alot of time and money with specialists and scientists developing such a bit of kit, -so i will bow to their knowledge, have it replaced and keep the remainder of my cars warranty intact...


interestingly enough the DPF is only warrantied to 2 years or 80,000 miles anyway 
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #260 on: May 26, 2017, 12:06:24 AM »


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thank you Ned..........I learn something new on a daily basis..........sadly I forget more daily at my age, than I learn. {-) {-)


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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #261 on: May 26, 2017, 07:28:49 AM »

Getting ready to have breakfast and leave the half way mark to wickee, must be in Englandshire there's lots of strange accents here. {-) {-)
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #262 on: May 26, 2017, 07:45:52 AM »

Car loaded, no room for apprentice got to repackage as she finds being strapped to the roof not lady like, should be there around 1  :-)) :-))
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #263 on: May 26, 2017, 08:01:55 AM »

Packed and waiting to begin the journey.........
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #264 on: May 26, 2017, 10:31:12 AM »


Car loaded.... off we go!

            ...... man,  it's HOT!  Someone bring a bucket of sun block!!
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #265 on: May 26, 2017, 10:36:08 AM »

Loading car, definitely need shoehorns.   I aim to arrive approx. 2 pm
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #266 on: May 26, 2017, 11:46:02 AM »

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #267 on: May 26, 2017, 12:24:53 PM »


Mayhem at Wicksteed 2017 - is a fun 'come sail your Boat’  weekend for blokes and their families. You've spent all that time building it... put it on the water!

 It's a very relaxed weekend.... unless the wind gets up then it's usually gets exciting very quickly, we've had Gazebo flying contest in past years!  The Camping & Bar B Q is a big part of the event and is a highlight for those types foolish enough to indulge in such things! ( As you can tell, I've yet to be persuaded of the wonders of sleeping in a mobile room on wheels or under canvas! )   %)

The pond is a purpose built model boating lake in the grounds of a privately owned public park, like Alton Towers but without the need for a mortgage to get in! There is a car parking fee but that's the only charges for the weekend. There are quite a few fairground rides for the younger type humans as it is very much a family orientated 'theme park.'

We're situated down on the left hand side of the park, follow signs to "Mayhem Event" or "Camping field".
Parking in about 40 yards from the lake on a grass field. There are usually a couple of trolleys around to haul your stuff to the lake side. You are welcome to set up your own gazebo lakeside, personal, club or Trader Free of Fee!

It mostly free sailing with some demonstration events, e.g. Straight running, Warships, yachts, Springers, etc.
Most people are on 2.4Gig these days but there is a Frequency board for 27 & 40Mhz.
Best of all, Free TEA & COFFEE all weekend ….. if I can persuade Mrs & Little Miss Mayhem to do the honours again!

The whole event was conceived to get us of the internet, away from the workbench, off our collective arses and go sail our boats and actually come meet with one another! It has always been a well humoured events, one of the best laughs I have all year.

…. we’ll even pull your car out of the lake if needs be!

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #268 on: May 26, 2017, 02:46:24 PM »

I expect to see NO pictures of you guys wearing rain coats this weekend , but some nice sun-burn pictures instead , red faces from too much alcohol don’t count  ! ..LOL
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #269 on: May 26, 2017, 02:57:44 PM »


Phew, What a Scorcher!   &.  El Scorchio!!!
 Seriously hot here!

 
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #270 on: May 26, 2017, 05:46:55 PM »


OK , I'm going to attempt a couple of short LiveStreem videos from Wicksteed tromorrow!
Simplest way will be via  FaceBook.


It will post them here  (I hope!) - 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/108965742775087/

..... or here! - https://www.facebook.com/events/1942165796007409/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A4%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&source=4&action_history=null
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #271 on: May 27, 2017, 12:07:08 AM »

Martin can we post voice recordings on here? Steam boat Phil and captain Ron snore very well????
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #272 on: May 27, 2017, 12:52:40 AM »

Scots lads here, Luton lads here, uncle jd and uncle bobx and Phil and Steph here.


This event is a model boaters event, you have great models on display and about 90% of models all sail.


To me as a model boat builder this is the best event to see both static and sailing boats.


There is so many model boat events in a year but this is the one where you can display your beautiful work and sail. No one will judge you. You have a boat and you do your best we all love it cause you have done your best and to a standard your proude of.


We travel about 600 miles to come to this event.


You have a boat you sail it, you worked you'd 'bottom' on it that is all that matters, get to the events orangised by modellers for modellers.


Boats should be on the water, they where built for it, but there is some great statics as well.
If anyone disagrees with my statement I'm sorry.
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #273 on: May 27, 2017, 06:07:48 AM »

Sat morning report
Present
Scottish contingent
Bobk
Phil and Steff
JayDee
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All tents set up. Weather.....well yesterday we all got burnt.
Much fish and chips consumed in the evening.
Phil and Steff shared a bottle of Pastich. And a bottle of calvados. One tasted like medicine the other took you breath away.
The weather today at 6am is clear. The birds are singing and it's all ready very warm.
Not much activity this time in the morning

Also our segregated  campsite has been invaded by 3 families!
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2017!
« Reply #274 on: May 27, 2017, 07:52:27 AM »

Make them build a boat :-))
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