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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: cobyb on July 13, 2011, 10:02:21 am

Title: just a quick hello
Post by: cobyb on July 13, 2011, 10:02:21 am
hi people
my name is coby from liversedge im 12 years old

after visiting an open day at batley park with my uncle on sunday
and really enjoying my self im hoping to get a boat soon
as my uncle has said he would build me a springer tug

so im hear just to have a nosy about and see what the hobby is all about

coby
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on July 13, 2011, 10:38:33 am

Hi cobyb and welcome to Mayhem.

Have a browse around and you will find all the help you could have with model boats.  The Springer  design is just the boat to learn on and I would advise that You actually help your Uncle build it.

This will cover most of the aspects of boat building and they are a lot of fun to drive.  No worries about doing any damage when sailing.  I've built four and love em !!

Regards

ken

Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 13, 2011, 11:53:36 am

Yes, welcome to the Mayhem Coby! 

 Once you've got your own Springer, then the fun starts.
 Model boats need not be too expensive, many of the boats on here are made from odds-'n-ends found around the house or local shops.
 .... several people say most of my boats are all junk!

 Martin  ok2
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: nhp651 on July 13, 2011, 12:15:28 pm
great to see young people joining the hobby....well done Coby.........believe it or not i started building boats when not much younger than you, and i'm still at it now i've turned 60.........hopefully the bug will grab you and you'll never look back.
neil. :-)) :-)) O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Arrow5 on July 13, 2011, 12:24:27 pm
Coby, be careful here !  Make sure your uncle builds two...he will want one for himself %)
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: cobyb on July 13, 2011, 02:10:10 pm
thanks for the nice warm welcome guys

my  unlcles got loads of boats too
not sure if hes a memeber on here tho

is any body a memeber of the kirklees model boat club? thats where i will hopefully be going on a sunday morning

Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Corposant on July 13, 2011, 02:33:11 pm
Hi Coby

I think you may be in luck!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5657.msg54766#msg54766

Mike
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Circlip on July 13, 2011, 02:34:51 pm
One of the guys to talk to is Stan Reffin, he doesn't usually bite childrens heads off, or chuck them in the pond.  {-) They are a friendly mob cobyb, even to me.

  Regards  Ian.

 PS., Bunkerbarge can be recognised very easily if you've seen "Lord of the Rings"
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: pugwash on July 13, 2011, 03:19:16 pm
Stan is definitely the man to talk to - He was very helpful to me and I don't live locally just send him a PM and
I'm sure he will get back in touch.

Geoff
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 13, 2011, 04:24:18 pm
And apart from being a great model boat builder he's got a real infectious laugh too!  {-)

   http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=31199.0 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=31199.0)
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: tugboyben on July 15, 2011, 05:25:18 pm
Hi all
Im conyb's uncle jay
And the builder of is springer tug it going well few picture's of the build
He go's on holiday for two week's end of next's week so i hope to have it ready to sail for when he get's back
I got im a member shipform for kirklees he can't wait  
When he get's back i will set im on building a barge so he can have a play on the pond

 Thanks for making im welcome to the forum guys :-))

Jason
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: ant on July 18, 2011, 07:29:07 pm
looking good jay!

and hello bro :D
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: tugboyben on August 03, 2011, 03:38:51 pm
Hi all
Are coby was back of is holidays yesterday he pop round to see how is springer was getting on i had a nice surprise for im its ready to sail
A few pictures of it. Will get pictures of im sailing it for the first time soon
I have all so just about got the barge ready to go with the tug pictures of that soon

Jason
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Big Ada on August 03, 2011, 04:20:05 pm
Nice to see a young person taking an interest.Our Club in Dover, Kent could do with some young blood, lots of knowledgeable Members but no one to pass it on to.

Len.
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: nhp651 on August 03, 2011, 06:30:02 pm
not a great lover of springers.....but that looks great!!!
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: tugboyben on August 03, 2011, 06:40:54 pm
Hi nhp651
Thanks i think its the life boat orange that you like  {-) {-) {-) {-)

My nephew coby-b loves it

Jason
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Stan on August 03, 2011, 07:05:55 pm
Well done tugboyben Will have him signed A S A P. Good looking model also

Stan
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: cloggie on August 03, 2011, 08:50:38 pm
Make sure he comes down to the Navy day then and meets Rex Hunt & Cloggie -we'll give him a special tour of our ships  :-))
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 03, 2011, 09:56:26 pm
Excellent job Jason!   :-))
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: ant on August 13, 2011, 03:57:05 pm
jay that looks awesome my turn next ;) haha

just sold my club 500 :(
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: tugboyben on August 28, 2011, 11:50:18 am
Hi all
pictures of are cobyb
Sailing is springer & barge   

Jason
Title: Re: just a quick hello
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 28, 2011, 11:57:24 am
 :-))