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THE LOCH NESS DASH..CHARITY SAIL IN AID OF THE RNLI
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:32:59 pm »

Guys and gals,

As preliminary organisation has now  been made we, as a group ,can  give details of an event that I have wanted to do for some years, but have not, until now, had likeminded nutters to join in and make a dream come true.

On Saturday 2nd July, 2011 Dave Forrester (aka Nunber 6) Russel Procter (aka 6705Russell) , Mike Pendlebury ( aka Gribeauvil) and myself neil (nhp651) plan to sail  some "toy boats" the full length of Loch Ness [ 22.5 miles] in the Highlands of Scotland, from the south of the Loch to the northern end finishing  at Langend. This decision was made because of the prevailing winds coming from the north and west, and as such the models that we are going to sail will be very well equipped to take any reasonable weather that the highlands in July could throw at us.

We will be sailing three specially built 1:12 scale models of the Clyde class lifeboats, and these measure 71" LOA. The build logs for 70- 001 and 70- 003 can be seen in the lifeboat section on this site,  here:  
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=28564.msg281147#msg281147

and here,  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26813.0       and mine, should anyone be interested can be seen here.
  http://www.radiocontrolmodelboats.com/t721-clyde-class-70-lifeboat-build   Hopefully

 Dave will be bringing a large lifeboat that he is working on at the moment to make up the flotilla of four lifeboats......would make a nice sight.  

We all have  our own reasons for supporting our charities, and we four are no different. My life was saved from drowning as an 8 year old boy by a Fleetwood lifeboat man, and this is a debt that I can never repay, but I can but try.

We have now had written permission from the British Waterways Highland division to sail our models up Loch Ness ( usually a craft of 6' and over  has to be licenced ) and have been offered and accepted the help from Ian Milne of the  Loch Ness Sea Scouts who, for a very modest contribution to fuel, are attending with a 6.5 mtre RIB and their Loch cruiser for comfort breaks.

Also a very kind gentleman who owns a full size ex Rother Class lifeboat has said that he would be delighted to escort our flotilla up the loch if not working away on that date. His name is Alasdair McClean.

Scotland division RNLI based in Perth have said that they will lias with Loch Ness RNLI for their attendance on the day  call outs permitting, and press coverage and hopefully local TV coverage of some sort, to the North west is also being negotiated.

Not only will we be braving each other's company for a weekend, being stuck on a small boat for 6 hours but also the chance of glaring looks from a disgruntled NESSIE and midges that tend to hang around like a bad smell at that time of year.........SO WE WANT YOUR SUPPORT, AND PLENTY OF IT PLEASE.

To support our cause you can either send a cheque made out to the RNLI and dated 2nd July 2011,[pm any member for their postal address] or pledge on line at Justgiving.com at this link.  

Hopefully the page to the link will be up and running within the next couple of days.

May I point out at this juncture that we as a group and singularly,will be meeting ALL out of pocket expenses from our own personal funds, AND NOT  from any pledges made. ALL money donated will 100% go to the RNLI


So if any of you are in the area of Loch Ness and would give half an hour of your time with an RNLI donation bucket at any of the well visited visitor centres around Loch Ness, then please get in touch....we sure could do with your collecting skills.

Cheers, on behalf of the team and thankyou for your support.

Neil.

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Re: THE LOCH NESS DASH..CHARITY SAIL IN AID OF THE RNLI
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 04:28:27 pm »

Wish you all well. Lets hope the weather behaves itself . John.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 05:33:18 pm »

I`m in that neck of the woods, count me in. You should contact the Tarlair Model Boat Club (Buckie) who would be interested I think, lots of deep sea fisherman and families in that area. There is a RNLI station there too.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 06:48:06 pm »

hi arrow, dan on tugs forum is going to sort publicity with scottish clubs that might want to support.
my daughters are looking into some posters for advertising this weekend, and i'll email them to him.
cheers, neil
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 07:01:42 pm »

Hi Neil, if you are coming up the A9  I can show you some good shake-down waters near Aviemore about an hour from the NE end of the Loch. You have a PM
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 07:36:10 pm »

cheers arrow............don't know about shake down.........think we'll need  a bit of dutch courage the night before.............i'll need it even if the others don't, lol
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 08:03:28 pm »

No problemo, I know the all the distilleries too O0 %% %% %% %% {-)
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 08:34:11 pm »

Hi Arrow

If you take the Carrier count me in as support crew,  :-))  :-))      ( or i will go in your Big Springer  O0   O0  )

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 09:20:12 pm »

We must stress that anyone wishing to attend the event will not be able take part in the sail, we only have access to a small escort Rib that  will only fit the four of us to run alongside the models but all are welcome to come along and support us and the RNLI..

Many thanks

Russ
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Re: THE LOCH NESS DASH..CHARITY SAIL IN AID OF THE RNLI
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 09:33:24 pm »

Now that's an ambitious project, but it seems that you are well organised O0 You are going to need a good supply of batteries, Neil. I wish you all well, and look forward to reports and pictures of the event.

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 10:01:28 pm »




the link is now listed but here it is again, many thanks for any donations,
neil


http://www.justgiving.com/lochnessscalesail



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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 09:00:15 am »


Give us as much support as possible folk, 100% of donations go to the RNLI.

   Thanks, Dave.  :-))


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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 11:13:44 am »

Hi Arrow

If you take the Carrier count me in as support crew,  :-))  :-))      ( or i will go in your Big Springer  O0   O0  )

Timo2
  A. Carrier is hors d combat at the mo,  B. Could you fit in a 6ftx3ft Springer?  C. You get to ride in the carrier when we escort a cruise liner into Invergordon.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 03:13:34 pm »

What a superb project.
Well done all of you.

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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 03:18:25 pm »

  A. Carrier is hors d combat at the mo,  B. Could you fit in a 6ftx3ft Springer?  C. You get to ride in the carrier when we escort a cruise liner into Invergordon.


perhaps you could see us off at the start, or escort us in at the end of the sail lads......that would be superb.


on behalf of the gang. neil.


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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011, 11:10:56 am »

More photos now added on the Just Giving page Dave  :-))

http://www.justgiving.com/lochnessscalesail/
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2011, 12:17:46 pm »

 what have we done lads!!!!

that shot of the Ness looks a mighty long way, lol.

oh well.....never say die!! {-) {-) {-) {-)



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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011, 12:40:37 pm »

It IS a long way 20 odd guid Scots miles O0  As a matter of interest is there a distance record for model boats ? {:-{
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2011, 12:53:21 pm »

THERE IS DUNCAN.......ON A FLAT CALM LAKE A LARGE [I THINK] TYPE 42 DESTROYER IN 24 HOURS DID AN ASTOUNDING 150 PLUS MILES

Oooops sorry about caps lock....holding something thats gluing whilst typing......

we ain't goin' to break that one, lol

will reply to your pm this evening matey.

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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2011, 12:57:12 pm »

According to Guinness the only world distance record recorded for a model boat was set in a 24 hour period on 4/5 May 2002 as below:

"A 1:32 scale model of the Type 42 Destroyer HMS Gloucester, built by Francis Macnaughton and piloted by Mike Watts and Paul Ellison (all UK), travelled a distance of 195.678 km (121.589 miles) in a 24-hour period at Bude Model Boat Festival, Cornwall, from 45 May 2002."  

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/Search/Details/Greatest-distance-by-a-radio-controlled-modelboat-in-24-hours-(RC)/93600.htm
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2011, 12:59:31 pm »

what have we done lads!!!!

that shot of the Ness looks a mighty long way, lol.

oh well.....never say die!! {-) {-) {-) {-)

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I think we've created our own Loch Ness Monster... O0 O0 O0

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2011, 01:21:23 pm »

Yes I remember Francis`s big destroyer. Wonder if that was non-stop or were they allowed battery changes etc.  Neil, keep on glueing Man. Tonight I get my "newer" computer installed.  The one I`m on now goes back to the skip from whence it came, still it lasted 5years since it came out of skip  :o!  Might be a bit slow to answer
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2011, 03:45:22 pm »


This will be familiar friend on the Loch, a fellow Merseyman , sorry girl, Jacobite Queen. Just leaving the canal onto the Loch. Colour scheme is now a fetching purple  :((
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2011, 03:52:33 pm »

well, if it stays as calm as that we'll be fine, lol :-)) :-))


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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2011, 03:55:51 pm »

I was getting kilometers and miles mixed up, lol.


Yes I believe there were battery changes. after the initial sail they were allowed to stop for 10 minutes within every hour for change and other pit stops, lol



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