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Wicksteed Park.......
« on: May 15, 2011, 07:23:43 pm »

Is anyone of the submarine fraternity going to this 'do' over the bank holiday as I had planned taking the Vanguard but didn't fancy being 'Billy no-mates' when I turned up! :embarrassed:
I was planning going for the day on the Sunday morning and meet up with some like minded sundodger's if poss', so..... Who's up for it???

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Re: Wicksteed Park.......
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 07:40:18 pm »


   We'll stop all other boats this year when we run the submarines.
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Re: Wicksteed Park.......
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 07:46:20 pm »

I'm coming, so is Alistair and Roy, AndyN and I believe one or two others are bringing subs along too, so we should have a good showing for the sub aquatic division!

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 09:45:59 pm »

I'll be there with something a little special, plus my MMB LA Class :-))
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 11:38:34 am »

Seems like am enlightened view to have a "subs only slot" , Martin.

With the best will in the world it is difficult to mix surface and subs at events.

It works fairly well in your "home club" where everyone knows and understand each other.
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Re: Wicksteed Park.......
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 03:30:53 pm »


... must fashion a few  fishing floats to look like periscopes, aerials, etc. and slip them into the water when no one is looking.....  %)
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 04:46:51 pm »

If anyone does the standard joke of holding their transmitter and pretending to have a submarine they should be thrown out %)
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Re: Wicksteed Park.......
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 05:28:03 pm »

Or thrown in!

Reminds me once many years ago whilst sailing my Seehund at a club pond, a members wife and daughter were wetting themselves with laughter. I went over wondering what the joke was- they just thought it was hilarious that I'd been intently looking at an empty pond for the last half an hour!

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Re: Wicksteed Park.......
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 05:37:29 pm »


   We'll stop all other boats this year when we run the submarines.


Even the A/S Frigates And Flower Class corvettes with depth charges  ;D ;D

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 05:45:55 pm »


   We'll stop all other boats this year when we run the submarines.


Thats not fair martin there is nothing better than a good sub hunt with with your warship  O0 O0


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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 06:00:37 pm »

Last time the two were in together some numpty with a destroyer who wasn't looking where he was going knocked the scopes off and did a fair amount of damage to the sail of a sub. Same numpty then had a go at the sub owner because he 'shouldn't have been there'. The two shouldn't be in together...
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 06:11:01 pm »

I heard about that- the skipper of that boat was in danger of digesting his teeth for a week.

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2011, 07:58:17 pm »

Hi!
Very nice to see that there will be a fairly good representation of the submarine division of the hobby! Not knowing the venue - where would I be best directed to go with the car and sub' on Sunday Morning and is there a preferred time I'd be best to pitch up at?
Many thanks to the organisors for finding and providing a specified 'slot' for us sub' drivers to have in the pool without having to think about the surface types and resultant "interaction" both in the pond and at it's side!! ok2 It'll only end in  tears! But having said that.... if said surface type driver is fully aware that there would be "hidden obstacles" it COULD be made quite interesting to watch and take part in. %) Thought's anyone?

Cheers
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 10:25:03 pm »

Go in through the front gate and follow the signs. Basically its down the bottom of the hill, near a huge toilet block, you'll find us no problems :-))

We'll be there all weekend camping, and we generally toddle over to the lake about 9 ish...
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2011, 10:49:00 pm »

Lurk around toilet blocks a lot, do you?

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2011, 10:56:31 pm »

Especially after a kebab {-)
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 05:57:04 am »

Ok - Will aim for 9-ish then depending A14 traffic from Cambridge..... hells highway....!
Go in through the front gate and follow the signs. Basically its down the bottom of the hill, near a huge toilet block, you'll find us no problems :-))
Thanks for the directions Andyn! I haven't been there before and it sound's like a good laugh!! O0

See you all there
Jim
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 07:58:48 am »

if said surface type driver is fully aware that there would be "hidden obstacles" it COULD be made quite interesting to watch and take part in. %) Thought's anyone?

Cheers
Jim

I should have the warship pictured above if you are interested in the sailing with your sub and it then let me know
I will be at the scottish stand all weekend :-))
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 09:34:55 am »

Subs and surface boats just don't mix...just ask the owner of the destroyer thing that got in the way of my Patrick Henry whilst I was showing off her emergency surface routine.

The destroyer went down almost as good as the Henry did...
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