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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2011, 09:33:10 AM »

Oi! Go and build your sub, only about a month to go now.

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2011, 08:11:45 PM »

Are those water proofed cameras going to be ready in time? I am not entirle sure now if it my memory card or the Actioncam itself thats borked!

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2011, 11:08:17 AM »

Yes they'll be ready.

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2011, 08:24:17 PM »

This sounds great !  I intend going Sunday (I work Saturdays).  No sub this year, still on the stocks, but I hope to learn a lot.  I may even be incredibly lucky and see a working K Class, but looking forward to seeing submariner expertise in all varieties.
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2011, 08:41:07 PM »

Don't think you'll see a K-class, I know of only two models of that boat in the UK, and they're both based in the North somewhere. However there'll be lots of models for you to take a gander at. I expect Sunday to have the largest attendance.

Andy

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2011, 09:14:10 PM »

Thank you Andy.  Seeing lots of subs will be great, and hopefully I can pick up many hints and tips to help me commission mine. At least avoid the more obvious pitfalls. 
"I know of only two models of that boat in the UK" -  Wow, I did not know they were that rare, which gives me huge incentive.  I guarantee there will be one more before Dive-in to Summer 2012.
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2011, 09:38:28 PM »

Andy Please put myself and the wife on your list of attendees please we have just booked a room for the saturday night so will be driving up on the saturday oh yes and we will have cameras with us you have been warned ha ha ha will pay up on the day mate. Bringing a U47 and an AKULA


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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2011, 11:00:25 PM »

Okey dokey, added you to the list. No problem with photography at this venue.

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2011, 01:42:39 PM »

I will try and make it for Sunday - probably as a spectator, boat not ready yet  :((
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011, 06:22:36 PM »

Well bring it along anyway- works in progress are quite acceptable.

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2011, 02:43:48 PM »

five more sleeps  :-)) :} :} ok2
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2011, 05:28:19 PM »

Indeed. The pool is filled,

Watch out for the little road signs adjacent to the venue!  :-))


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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2011, 05:59:44 PM »

I am coming with a friend, George, and trevor from the club, possibly one more as well. That's 3 definite and 1 possible from luton club!
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2011, 06:29:27 PM »

I am coming with a friend, George, and trevor from the club, possibly one more as well. That's 3 definite and 1 possible from luton club!
Hi Andy yes i will be there with my robbe U47 engel laffy and U177, bi theway is there on site sumware to charge batteries if necessary
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2011, 06:32:42 PM »

Great stuff! For those of you coming down from North of St Albans, please be aware that on the Sunday is the annual city half marathon takes place, so it's best to approach the venue from the South of St Albans, as some of the roads get closed off. Note that this on the Sunday ONLY.

http://www.stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk/

Trevor, there are power points on site, not a problem.

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2011, 12:51:22 AM »

I've managed to get some of the fleet dusted off and ready for the Summer Dive In. Missing from the pictures is TK-20 Typhoon class which is due to get some blemishes touched up. I took the opportunity to get some group photos....
















I dont think I will be able to get them all in the car though.....

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2011, 07:26:55 AM »

Gonna need a bigger car....
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2011, 12:02:23 PM »

Those look really good lined up. Whats that white line on the Lafayette?
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2011, 01:31:23 PM »

That's a scum line. Depending on the waters the boat operates in, that line may also include algae growth, so you can add some green into that too. Dave Merriman is a master at this sort of weathering.

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2011, 08:37:00 AM »

just 2 more sleeps now
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2011, 09:54:27 AM »

Nice photos..

Why do submarines anti foul only the bottom of the hull???

Oo, hang on...heres my answer...





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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2011, 10:38:11 AM »

Here is what the pool looked like last night. Clear as a bell. SASAC have switched the tap back on to fill it up the last few inches for the weekend- the pool leaks a bit, well it is over a 100 years old!


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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2011, 11:04:48 AM »

On the subject of scum lines....

And my take on it - I chickened out of going as far as the real thing!




I'll be there Sunday and realy looking forward to it, too. I have abit of re-trimming todo and would welcome some help!! :embarrassed:
By The way, Subculture, what time will it be open on Sunday Morning? In view of the race you spoke of I aim to get there first thing, to beat the traffic but also to take advantage of the putting the Vanguard in a pool!
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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2011, 11:32:47 AM »

Looks like good weathering to me.

That one in the dry dock has prompted another thought in my head...where are the flood holes?  How do these apparently well sealed modern submarines dive, especially crash dive?

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Re: Dive-in to Summer June 11th and 12th 2011
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2011, 11:46:28 AM »

The event officially starts at 10am in the morning, but I' will be there from about 9.00am both days, as some people turn up early, and I have to set up the road signs, tables and chairs etc. We finish up at about 4pm.

I do recommend people bring a hat and suncream or some sort of shade. The slightest bit of sunshine and it soon warms up poolside, and you will catch the sun.

Also please try to be considerate of others when parking. We have space for quite a number of cars, but please park in a compact fashion so that everyone can get in. There is some free parking out on the road if we get inundated!

Regarding David's question, modern submarines do not crash dive. They have no need to, unlike earlier submarines, and take several minutes to reached submerged trim. The vents are underneath the hull, and on the Vanguard class, you also have a large vent for the upper casing that runs about half the length of the boat.
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