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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2007, 06:12:52 pm »

We had a great day on Saturday. :) :) :) A BIG thankyou to Martin, Bradders, all there helpers for organizing the Event. Wicksteed Park and Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club for hosting the event. We really appreciate the work and effort that go's into putting a show on. Hope the weather didn’t spoil Sunday too much.
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2007, 06:26:10 pm »

I would simply like to say that I have just spent a weekend with a group of the nicest people I am ever likely to meet.   ;D

Many thanks for attending and supporting the show and I am sure that Martin will agree that Mayhemer's really are the greatest.  ;D

Bradders (nearly dry !!)
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2007, 06:26:14 pm »

Sunday!!!!
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2007, 06:41:07 pm »

Our Heroes!  :D
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2007, 07:30:02 pm »

Yes it was wet and windy.
But the company made up for the weather.
I managed to chat to most there (never a problem, shutting me up can be!!).
well worth the round trip.
Just wanted to say thanks to ALL who were there today, the Mayhemmers made the day.
We managed a few on the water in between chats.
Thanks to all the local lads who helped arrange the weekend.
And a BIG thanks to Martin, Bradders and their families for seeing it through to completion.
It was good to meet the PEOPLE behind the nicknames.
When is the next one Martin?

Bob
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2007, 07:32:40 pm »

Thanks to you both for arranging the weekend, and I agree with the comments on the Mayhemmers!

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2007, 07:38:36 pm »

Yes, definitely a big thanks to Wicksteed Club for their help and support - absolutely vital! Super venue for the event.
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2007, 08:09:05 pm »

Just got home to the Isle of WET, Thanks to Martin and Bradders for a great event whens the next one  ;D

Took camera forgot to charge camera battery  :-[

Enjoyed the sinking ;D well worth the trip for that alone.

Great to meet everyone.

Cheers

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2007, 08:24:26 pm »


Well the rain didn't dampen anyone spirits today.... at the rain tried really hard !
We were soaked through within minutes of getting out the car but several dozen people turned up anyway... even all the way from the Wales &  Isle of White! Now that's true dedication. Even during the heaviest showers, there was always at least 6 boats on the water including 2 very water resistant Sea Wind yachts, the Springer tugs pushing everything around and even playing football!!. The weather was lifted with lots of roaring laughter and jeers that rang out across the lake.

 I too second Bradders thoughts, what a wonderful bunch of people that turned up!
Bradders is holiday for a week now but we'll sit down when he gets back and spin a yarn or 10 together when get the photos sorted.

Highlights of the weekend for us, (in no particular order)  - turnout, smiling faces, support from the trade, the variety of vessels, wonderful atmosphere, Wicksteed Park management, Mrs Bradders & Mrs Mayhem (supplying constant the free tea and coffee the whole weekend), Hanna and her Dad, Phil Abbot of the Blackheath club, the Springer Tug display team, Colin Bishop, the 'Other' Brian, Martinno1fan, Ghost in the shell (who sailed all day, despite several lagers!) Wolf of Deans Marine (what a trooper), the Mini-Z boats, Wicksteed & Northampton clubs (what great hosts & in particular Martin who couldn't have been more helpful), the patients of everyone with the schedule (which was 'shot to hell' before we even got it going!) my son Kirk who put the whole Shane steering course out (but had no idea who, what, or why I was yelling at him but kept his temper anyway), the green trolley, the generosity of everyone that brought tea, coffee, cups etc, Guy Badley & family, Poll, Tugboat Kenny (and his amazing demonstration of sinking offshore support ship), the RNLI "display team", The Model Hovercraft Association, Richard (for lending us his PA), Ian (we all wish your Mrs well with your very imminent birth!) , Jackie, Laurie, Dave, Ron, John, Mark, Jag, Lucy & Paul…… and this is just the start of the list!!!

A SPECIAL BIG THANKS goes  Bradders, who I can honestly say, without his constant encouragement, cajoling, temper tantrums, barrage of insults, deep pockets, vision and organization skills – the event would not have happened.

THANKS EVERYONE, IT WAS BRILLIANT!
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2007, 08:30:52 pm »


      BIG  YES  from me as well, Great day out Many thanks.
     

      Cheers,

      John.               POLL

   
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2007, 08:49:40 pm »

To the Mayhem crew,

A big thanks for a great day on Saturday. So when's the next one ;D

Riggers

Well done to Hannah for her springer and the way she beat all the grow ups
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2007, 09:14:59 pm »


My first Sail in such great company. Couldn't ask for anything better.

Many thanks Martin & Bradders for putting on such a marvelous get together. I reckon it will become the highlight of the model boating year.    Well done.



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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2007, 09:20:03 pm »

Thanks Martin and Bradders and everybody else who helped. for a great weekend and to all the Mayhemers that I met over the weekend it was to me what model boating is all about , and springer tugs are a lot of fun for very little outlay . Thanks again everybody
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2007, 09:39:55 pm »

if ya have them, Colin, id be glad. I forgot my camera batteries, found cam in the case, :)

to the mayhemers that I managed to eyeball, great to put a face to your names, oh Kenny, the reason why Bradders tried to embarras you with the PA on saturday, well that'll be me, told him that your first boat had was being maidened there :)
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2007, 09:45:07 pm »

WHAT A FANTASTIC WEEKEND!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
It was really nice to meet all of you and Hannah and me would like to say a BIG thank you to Martin and Bradders and everybody else who put alot of time, effort (and money) into the best model boating weekend and birthday ever. Hannah says sorry for not staying down the lake on sunday as she was still not feeling well :'( and she has asked me to say goodbye to you all on the forum as she couldn't do it in person.
When is the next one, we will be there come rain or shine or rain or rain!

 See you all soon Mark and Hannah.
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2007, 10:07:09 pm »

I would like to say a VERY VERY big thank you to Mrs Mayhem & Mrs Bradders who without their tireless efforts we would not have had an endless supply of tea and coffee all weekend.

THANK YOU! ;D

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2007, 10:09:04 pm »

Mark,
Did you tell Hannah you sailed her warship AGAIN  :)
Think you owe her at least 1 x  99 cone!!
Nice to meet you and family.

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2007, 10:23:59 pm »

Ghost - which were your boats ? - I've got dozens on file!!! Names/descriptions please!

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2007, 10:28:32 pm »

No I didn't tell her, I was going to keep it quiet Bob, she will know now cheers mate ;D ;D ;D I think you will owe me an ice cream now for dropping me in the doo-doo.
Glad to see you made it home safely and we hope to see you again soon (so you can buy me that ice cream)

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2007, 10:57:42 pm »

A couple of pics of the Birthday Girl. Well done Hannah!
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2007, 11:09:42 pm »

Whoops! Sorry - didn't catch your username properly - trouble with being deaf! I'm afraid I didn't get the Yamato but here's one of the others. I enjoyed running it! (or was it the other one?!)

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #46 on: May 27, 2007, 11:23:46 pm »

Cheers Colin :) i think it was the neppie "Gemini" you may have sailed :) when she got home Celestia went straight on charge, just making it for sunday :)
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2007, 11:24:31 pm »


I think we should make Hanna Mayhem's  honorary "Princess."

What a wonderful little lady, a real credit to you Mark.

Martin & Bradders
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2007, 11:25:14 pm »

Mark,
You know I couldnt be seen buying ice creams for fellers,
No problem for Hannah and your missus though  :)
Shall we just call it a pint then?

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #49 on: May 27, 2007, 11:27:09 pm »

So Martin, where are we taking the show to next weekend then ??

I hear Australia is nice at the moment... ;)


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