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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #475 on: June 01, 2010, 07:50:49 pm »

Yep & the mud just added to the taste.
Hardy lot us hungry boaters, OR maybe not.
Martin if you need any help in shorting out the PA that got broke give me a call. As I run my own PA rig it should not be to hard to fix it up.
You sure it wants "shorting" would have thought that would kill it for sure.
Coat on heading for the door  :-) :-)
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #476 on: June 01, 2010, 07:52:08 pm »

Thanks Bill. One of the speakers had the bottom ripped out but that's a woodwork job that Bradders wants to do.
We haven't tested the amp yet but it seems to be in one piece.
Do you have access to PA horns for next year Bill?

Never use them Martin as they don't do the sort of PA sound im into. How ever SMB has a small horn PA set which imsure we could use.
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #477 on: June 02, 2010, 07:20:52 pm »

On Saturday I bought a second hand Bismark from
A model World. while putting it in the car I have dropped part of the superstructure in the carpark near the grass part, Did anyone find it???
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #478 on: June 02, 2010, 07:23:37 pm »

Yes, it was embedded in my foot!!!  >>:-(



 .... sorry , no, didn't see anything myself.
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #479 on: June 02, 2010, 07:46:45 pm »

git you got my hopes up!!!!!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #480 on: June 02, 2010, 11:03:29 pm »

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Nice do you throw but on Sat twas a bit to much of the Peterbough Sun shine falling from the Sky's, and not enough of the wind ( and what there was was blowing around in circles) to sail a square rigger  so I could only sailed the schooner with out the Square topsails Thanks for the lift with the old IRON CLAD Corvette ...I really thought you would have guessed that an IRON CLAD would be heavy ...Sorry about that!!! By the way How did the Mead Go Down? I did warn you that it was 15% didn't I OOOPPPS!!! {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) %% :-))
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #481 on: June 02, 2010, 11:27:58 pm »

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 The photographer from The Model Boats Mag  ask me if I could arrange to fire off a gun or two again next year, as he wants photographic evendence on how high you can jump
Jimmy  %)  %)  :-)) {-)  {-)  {-)
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #482 on: June 03, 2010, 03:32:13 pm »

I love MEAD, Phil how comes you did not tell me there was MEAD!!!!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #483 on: June 03, 2010, 04:37:47 pm »

I love MEAD, Phil how comes you did not tell me there was MEAD!!!!
Here Now i know what Andy was on!!!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #484 on: June 03, 2010, 06:45:26 pm »

I was?? Ok then...
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #485 on: June 03, 2010, 07:02:32 pm »

high on Luuuuuuuurrrrrvvvveeee! As the Immortal Barry White would say!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #486 on: June 03, 2010, 07:41:03 pm »

On Sunday I think Andy was on Mogadon {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #487 on: June 03, 2010, 08:04:54 pm »

high on Luuuuuuuurrrrrvvvveeee! As the Immortal Barry White would say!

Hope not, she could end up looking like her father  ;)
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #488 on: June 03, 2010, 09:02:20 pm »

the best laugh was when Andy announced that he had had his hair cut, and it cost him£8!!!!!!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #489 on: June 03, 2010, 09:51:05 pm »

the best laugh was when Andy announced that he had had his hair cut, and it cost him£8!!!!!!
£8 was only for the gas & air.  If he came round our house he could have a hair cut like mine!!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #490 on: June 03, 2010, 11:49:14 pm »

But WHY?
You did say HAIR cut, didnt you?

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« Reply #491 on: June 04, 2010, 08:26:57 am »

But WHY?
You did say HAIR cut, didnt you?
Bob

Yes - but he couldn't really bear to be without it so he kept the clippings and stuck 'em to his chin................... :o
N'er mind, Andy - when it grows white you can count yourself as old and envious as the rest of us old f*rts.
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #492 on: June 04, 2010, 09:17:43 am »

WELL what I can say that hasn't already been said. Having left Mayhem on the Sunday, going off to France to work and just getting back (now packing for the Alford show) its all been a hectic week.
Mayhem 1V was a huge success and I meet even more great people ( I even bumped into our friend from the north Gynger--- literally  car to car ..opps) and saw some great models large (well very large) and small (Bradders daughter now has one ---arg cute the little sailing boat that is ) Well done Martin et al (Ruth next year I'm bringing double the tea, coffee, sugar cups etc we're not getting caught out again x)
Some of the (many) highlights for me:
Cygnets club large scale model (a great straight runner)
Being wooped (yet again) at straight running by Hannah who scored 29 from a max 30 (oh the shame)
Ghost and his under water camera (although it wasn't supposed to be)
Bill running over one of my marker buoys with his nutter boat and big big prop (result one washing up liquid bottle with its top cut off)
Poor FLJ and his finger, with me holding his hand while Dace Abbott administered first (and second) aid and then realising I'd been holding his hand for a while---true love
Stavros getting up close with his camera for action shots-------brave or ????
The airborne antics of the aerial acrobatic formation flying gazebo team, followed closely by the formation of the Wicksteed Park Scrap Metal Company
AndyN's haircut
Getting my eyesight back after the Hawaiian shirt eve
Trying to stay one ahead of all the traders while guarding my £20 note.
A great weekend, here's to next year------I'm so ready

Oh and Klunk you are sooooo in trouble, any way you never know when you have to leap out of bed and light a boiler !!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #493 on: June 04, 2010, 01:58:16 pm »

Phil you forgot to mention Andy's Christening of my experimental steam jet boat!

For those that didn't see the action(?) the jet boat was on its maiden voyage performing according to theory (I'll open a new thread for that aspect) when it stopped in the middle of the pond. Andy, as promised, leaped into the water to retrieve the boat, being warned not to burn himself.

Well, on reaching the boat he had a religeous experience (he saw the light!) and then, knowing that it was the maiden voyage, decided to "baptise" the nameless craft.

Phil and I had a jaw-dropping moment as Andy pushed the stern under water and, as Phil and I raised our arms fanatically to heaven, the boat was "baptised" even further until only the bow was projecting above the "holy" water.

On enquiring as to his sacred action it was apparent Andy was in his fire fighter and NOT priestly mode after all, and, on seeing the flame issueing from the gas burner, decided to extinguish the flames of hell.

Andy, in the best Christian tradition, you are forgiven - its very funny in hindsight.

After checking the electrics (it was a blown electric water pump fuse), I put the boat back on the water. The sight and sound of the steam jet engine certainly attracted a lot of attention, but was not possible to perform at all well, since all the glass cotton boiler insulation was sodden and heavy.

Anyway the experimental craft has given me a valuable understanding as to why any sort of pure gas jet propelled boat (including gas turbine) will never perform well - as will be explained in the Steam R&D section of the forum - it is as important to know why things don't work as to why they do.

Thankyou Martin for awarding me the Mayham "Awarded for Excellence" Plaque. Yes, the boat with no computer, no engine, no propellor and no rudder also had no bow wave!

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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #494 on: June 04, 2010, 05:28:03 pm »

Intereting idea.  My little Jetex boat used to frighten the natives!
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #495 on: June 05, 2010, 01:08:24 pm »

Hi Martin. What is the shirt theme for Wicksteed 2011?
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #496 on: June 05, 2010, 02:15:36 pm »

Hi Martin. What is the shirt theme for Wicksteed 2011?
Peter.

an Idea  %)

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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #497 on: June 05, 2010, 05:56:38 pm »


Yes it maybe it will be sou'westers and extra strong guy ropes!

 Good one Peter!  <*<
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #498 on: June 05, 2010, 06:31:25 pm »

Intereting idea.  My little Jetex boat used to frighten the natives!
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Vintagent

I remember we used to light Jetex tablets as a youngster in the early seventies. Do they still make them and the little jet motor as well?
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Re: Wicksteed 2010 - The Rally! - May 29,30
« Reply #499 on: June 05, 2010, 08:24:36 pm »

Try Jetex.org

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