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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #350 on: May 27, 2018, 08:38:07 PM »



















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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #351 on: May 27, 2018, 08:43:01 PM »

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #352 on: May 27, 2018, 08:47:14 PM »

I'd like to add my thanks to everyone involved in organising the weekend, especially Martin and family, and everyone that showed up.


It's been 6 years since I showed up at Wicksteed (and two since I've been on here) but it's good to be back, and great to see all the old faces.


Highlights of the weekend were:


- Finding a prop nut in the bottom of the lake (see above photo...)
- Pete: "put a 9 volt in it Phil" Phil, 2 minutes later as straight runner hurtles across the lake in a very non straight manner "ANDYYYYYY!"
- Looking very nonchalant, whilst actually being a giant tent peg for Phil's gazebo
- The Secret 10's epic initial battle, then very long drawn out way of finding who had the better battery...
- Random woman carrying a swan
- Phil's Granddaughter being better at straight running than him
- Getting Mr Mayhem himself to actually sail a boat!


Thanks to all
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #353 on: May 27, 2018, 08:48:08 PM »

Another great Mayhem weekend, so many thanks to Martin, the 'tea team' and the committee!
I promise that I'll try not to sink next year :embarrassed: but at least I managed to prove that Mr Thornycroft was fairly good at his job :-))
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #354 on: May 27, 2018, 09:39:25 PM »


You showed us what destroyers can do Tony and that is with a bottle of Old Speckled Hen on the go!


Thanks for a lovely weekend folks.
-I spent far more than I intended thanks to Klunk's hypnotic sales patter!


-We did indeed see that both of Phil's Granddaughters are better at him at model boating activities as his youngest sailed a yacht around the lake Sunday morming like she had done it for years!


-The bacon rolls were deeeeelish, as was the tea and coffee. I apologise to Bob K, for waking him up to see if he wanted a brew. Luckily he did  :embarrassed:


-Agin and Court met in the middle after a little gentle 'nudgery' and then proceeded to sail around the pond sedately looking like a bloomin star, and that's in ply and primer.


-The return trip home was much better than the drive up, though we had biblical floods, thunder and lightning around Birmingham. The drive south of that just got better until Somerset when it was just as good as it had been at Wicky.


-Sunday was a lovely day of yachting and relaxing. Here' to next year with a boat that sails!!!!
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #355 on: May 27, 2018, 09:55:35 PM »

Thanks to all at Mayhem at Wicksteed for a great day out on Saturday I really enjoyed it. Nice to meet up with JayDee again with his Captain Birdseye  beard.
The battling pusher tugs where great fun if that event is to be held next year are there any plans or specification on materials or rules (Sorry for mentioning about rules being Mayhem there are non are there).
Thanks to Longbuild for the transportation there and back. O0
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #356 on: May 27, 2018, 09:59:09 PM »

Skimmer fan the plan is to do the springer thing again next year, we will get back to you in a few weeks time, thereís a few things we need to iron out for next year.
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #357 on: May 27, 2018, 10:10:07 PM »

Just having the last night camping scotch and celebrating a really great weekend, and it's only just started raining..... but who cares now, many thanks to Ruth & Gina for the tea as always looking after us all, and of course Martin..... top chap again.
More updates tomorrow of the hot weekend 😀😀
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #358 on: May 27, 2018, 10:11:43 PM »


Skimmer fan the plan is to do the springer thing again next year, we will get back to you in a few weeks time, thereís a few things we need to iron out for next year.


How not to sink within 20 seconds of hitting the water.. :} :} :} :} :}

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #359 on: May 27, 2018, 10:33:18 PM »

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #360 on: May 27, 2018, 11:26:23 PM »

Can I add our thanks to Martin and everyone who made the weekend such a success (especially Ruth and Gina!). Mrs Corposant and I really enjoyed our visit on Saturday - great to meet another Northlight builder!
Anne & Mike
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #361 on: May 28, 2018, 06:41:32 AM »

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #362 on: May 28, 2018, 07:51:27 AM »

Many thanks to Martin and the Team for an awesome Mayhem Weekend.  Special thanks also to Geoff and C-3PO for their efforts in getting my Agincourt first sailing underway.  IMO if people only ever went to just one show a year, Mayhem is the one to put top of the To-Do list.  So many good friends, awesome ships, and two days of continuous fun.

I will admit to being totally exhausted after the journey home.  At lot of late nights, and very early starts, on my big ships development programme.  Sustained by a joyous late evening BBQ, I was introduced to sloe gin  %%
I can almost forgive the weather filling my tent with water overnight.
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #363 on: May 28, 2018, 08:47:57 AM »

Well what a weekend!
Iíve just recovered this morning from the lack of sleep from Saturday evening (if you get the chance to stay over for the night I highly recommend it- so much much fun seeing what can be BBQíd as Klunk has a way with cooking anything really well).  O0
Who would have believed the weather too, I was truly expecting the biblical rain on the Sunday and vigilantly watched the skies for transgressions but there were none!
Any way...
A big thank you to Martin, Ruth and Gina for their hard work manning the Mayhem tent- I certainly needed the bacon butties and coffee yesterday.
A big thanks to Klunk and the Luton/Hemmel clubs for all the help especially the Springer Demolition Derby, weíve got some great ideas for next year and I canít wait!
Of course who canít forget Phil and Steph allowing their grandchildren to beat them at straight running (sorry did I say allow! {-) ).
I want to personally thank Davie and Capt Ron (2 of the infamous Scottish Lads) for the funniest time Iíve had in years and for helping the Wicksteed club pack away our kit.
It was great to see Ron Dean- yes he was actually sailing this year- four different boats he told me and he did mention that the radio gear wasnít valve radio too ! %%
It was great to see old friends and some new ones too, Iím looking forward to next year when I presume the weather will go back to normal service!!!!
Thanks everyone for a brilliant weekend and see you all soon!
And donít forget to look in your future copies of Model Boats magazine to see the new editors report on the weekend. :-))

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #364 on: May 28, 2018, 09:07:27 AM »

again a big big thank you to wicksteed MBC. thus event would not go ahead without their support and cooperation. Nick please pass onto the park our endearing thanks.
to the happy campers......great to see you all again.
Tony h.  thanks for the beer and watching that weird contraption you had!.
to the new campers this year.  please come introduce yourselves. we don't bite. we are a bit loud and raucous but we are very friendly.
Martin and family again big thank you for tea coffee and bacon rolls. can't wait to see what Little Miss will be wearing next year.
and a personal big thank you to all who bought  anything off me!  I know most were shocked at the cheap prices.....but hey  we are all modellers!
bug thanks to all who attended making this a great event. and to the new editor of Midel Boats magazine, welcome to our family
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #365 on: May 28, 2018, 10:37:56 AM »

Another year another FANTASTIC event, Ruth and Gina certainly deserve a shopping trip now Martin  :-))
Thanks to Andy and Phil for the glue otherwise my tug boat would not of made it onto the water, always prepared and spent a good couple of hours on the water trouble free again.

Klunks sailing yacht is a thing of beauty not to mention his selling skills to Shipmate60 (Bob).

Lovely chat with Ron and a pleasure to see the new boat.
Martin from Model boats magazine what a nice chap and even took some photos with his mammoth lens.


All in all a super event thats NOT to be missed
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #366 on: May 28, 2018, 12:17:17 PM »


Thanks to all at Mayhem at Wicksteed for a great day out on Saturday I really enjoyed it. Nice to meet up with JayDee again with his Captain Birdseye  beard.
The battling pusher tugs where great fun if that event is to be held next year are there any plans or specification on materials or rules (Sorry for mentioning about rules being Mayhem there are non are there).
Thanks to Longbuild for the transportation there and back. O0
Not a problem Skimmer, and thanks also to Jaydee for letting us crash his area.. :-)

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #367 on: May 28, 2018, 12:28:14 PM »


Hello,


Got Home safely, unloaded everything, went to bed and had a HUGE sleep !!.
What a Weekend ! - - it could not be planned, it just happens - - and we were there to enjoy it !!!!!!!!!.
My poor old Brain is still buzzing about it all, just let me say a Monumental Thanks to all of you.


John,  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #369 on: May 28, 2018, 01:10:10 PM »

That is one incredibly inspiring model Geoff.  Your unique gun fire system, thanks to your appreciated help, is currently installed in my HMS Agincourt.  I didn't quite get it to a point where I could fire back at you this weekend, but very significant progress is being made towards achieving this.   O0
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #370 on: May 28, 2018, 06:34:49 PM »



Thanks to Steamboatphil for this Nice B ------r  %%   found my original post when I asked about this  2008 !!!

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #371 on: May 28, 2018, 08:33:03 PM »

Thank you to Martin and the Mayhem-ers for another brilliant weekend!
Great to catch up with the 'usual suspects' and to meet some new model boaters
- as ever a really friendly atmosphere, everyone happy to lend tools / expertise / medical instruments to get things back on the water!


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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #372 on: May 28, 2018, 10:45:27 PM »

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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
« Reply #373 on: May 28, 2018, 10:55:32 PM »


I did enjoy seeing capital ships being escorted by destroyers over the weekend. Tony did a sterling job protecting them from submarines. Geoff did bonk a mine with Iron Duke Saturday morning and I am sure Tony would have been there sharpish to take off survivors  :-))


Seeing his HMS Marksman on the water gave me renewed confidence in the freeboard of my little lard tub destroyer!
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Re: Mayhem Weekend 2018 - May 26, 27
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