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hollowhornbear

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brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« on: November 20, 2009, 10:33:28 AM »

as the title says any mayhemers going on sunday?
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 10:14:33 PM »

I'll be there.. :-))

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 10:35:21 PM »

me to
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009, 12:19:37 PM »

Ditto.

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 06:00:32 PM »

that's 5 of us then a new mayhemer will be with me.
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009, 06:02:52 PM »

I'll be going - Is there any chance of it being rained off?

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009, 06:09:08 PM »

don't know but surely the rain will only be on the surface so run submerged. :-) :-) :-)
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 06:17:15 PM »

its not going to rain tomorrow
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009, 07:07:58 PM »

hollowhornbear - right you are  :}.   See you all there with my shiny white krick.

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2009, 08:32:44 PM »

Hopefully the Brockwell weather gods will be a kind again. Still the poolside indoor cafe will be open and its perfectly possible to drive your sub from the tables while getting a bite :-))

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2009, 11:27:04 AM »

i would  like to say thank you to the organisers of this event, even though i had problems with my sea wolf, it lost signal and circled on the bottom and deep and out of sight for some time, i enjoyed it. this problem would not have shown at my local lake as we only have 18" of water, i also found out there is no failsafe on my esc, so now changing that and looking at the antenna.
see you all at the next one.
 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 01:23:57 PM »

Perhaps stick a couple of bright red leds in the sail to make spotting it easier. That seawolf is perfectly camouflaged in the swimming pool.  :-)

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009, 02:41:44 PM »

i would  like to say thank you to the organisers of this event, even though i had problems with my sea wolf, it lost signal and circled on the bottom and deep and out of sight for some time, i enjoyed it. this problem would not have shown at my local lake as we only have 18" of water, i also found out there is no failsafe on my esc, so now changing that and looking at the antenna.
see you all at the next one.
 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

You missed a successful the suba diver rescue of a sunk u Boat ( short video coming when I get a chance), one of the advantages of sailing in a pool over a murky lake.

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009, 04:05:12 PM »

subculture :- don't i know it contemplating re-paint, but like the idea of lighting.
mankster :- do you mean there was more fun once i left?
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2009, 06:09:21 PM »

After the heavens opened at about midday, the bad weather blew over, and got nice and sunny. We continued sailing until about 3pm.

Unfortunately Guy (going down) had a serious leak with his Krick Type VII, which resulted in it 'going down', but not coming back up.

Fortunately his Dad is a scuba diver and had brought along a wetsuit and even a small air tank, so recovery wasn't a problem.

Suspected cause is the hatch seals. It looked like one of the batteries had shorted. Hopefully the electronics have survived the ordeal.

The next Dive-in will be in the new year. date yet to be confirmed- the pool is being drained at some point for a complete repaint. This is very weather dependant, as the coating is a twin part catalyst finish, so will need a minimum temperature to cure adequately.

However it's likely to be March or April. We also have the Summer Dive-in, which is held at St Albans, another very nice venue, complete with a cheap bar. So if your sub sinks, you can go and drown your sorrows! That event isn't free, as I have to hire the venue, but it's only a fiver if you pay in advance (tenner if you pay on the day), and I think that's very reasonable for exclusive use of such facilities.

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 06:35:48 PM »

Hi folks,

Sounds like you had a good day.....again.
Any chance of any pics for us Northern folks that carn't get there, when you get the chance ?.
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 08:09:22 PM »

Forgot my camera this time around, But i took a couple of pictures with my phone cam. Turnout was a bit lower than expected- a couple of people didn't show up, but we had about eight people with about eleven boats. I'm sure Ramesh took a few pictures, and he has some film too.





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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2009, 06:44:37 PM »

any update on vid of rescue?
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2009, 07:00:10 PM »

I haven't had a chance to edit it yet, but unfortnately as the camera was attached at the end of a long tripod and dangled under water, lost of the interesting bits were missed for pointing it in the wrong direction. I only have a few seconds of the diver returning underwater with the sub in hand.

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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2009, 10:06:33 AM »

Dumb question from a non-sub - it's a swimming pool - why did you need scuba?

Or was it just a case of "I've got the gear I'll use it"? ;)
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Re: brockwell 22/11 anyone going
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2009, 11:14:27 AM »

It was only a tiny tank, but you're quite right that it wasn't essential. A wet suit was handy though, that water was icy to say the least. When he retrieved it, I made some remark about Excalibur and the lady of the lake.
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