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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #150 on: May 27, 2022, 08:07:08 pm »

Hi chaps

Going for my first time tomorrow, Saturday. Going to give one of my motorbikes a run (is there a car-parking area for them or maybe in the camping/caravanning area?) so won't be bringing a boat! Or indeed buying one!

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Follow the campsite signs, we are the big group bottom left with red flag with lions on it, or the car park for mayhem is 70yds from lake, left of campsite
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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #151 on: May 27, 2022, 08:48:03 pm »

Thanks Klunk.
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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #152 on: May 28, 2022, 06:57:56 am »

Model Boat Mayhem Weekend  - Today & Sunday!


Model Boat Mayhem, in conjunction with Wicksteed Model Boat Club,
 are proud to announce the return of Mayhem weekend on Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May 2022.


Venue Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, England NN15 6NJ
https://www.wicksteedpark.org - https://www.wicksteedpark.org
Tel. 01536 512475

Campsite booking: https://www.wicksteedpark.org/the-park/camping-at-wicksteed-park/
(please say that you are with Mayhem when  booking), unfortunately there is no electrical hookup available.
Please note, that there is a car parking charge (free if camping) of £6 all day per day
https://www.wicksteedpark.org/the-park/car-park-prices/
The Mayhem car park is just 70yds from the lake used, trolleys are available for larger items and help is available on the day.
 



Mayhem is run as a Free Event, only the Park charges for car parking. The idea of Mayhem is FUN ie. come float your boat!
Please bring along ANY boats and have a sail. Martin normally has a few prizes to hand out, in-between taking pictures and Talking to everyone.

Ideas for the weekend, apart from fun areÖ..
Victorian/Edwardian Ships:
Falklands conflict (40th Anniversary) 28th battle of Goose Green. 29th Atlantic Conveyor sinks under tow
There will also be IC demos over the weekend
A Bring and Buy (subject to tables / someone organizing it!)
And an amazing 12ft GATO Submarine
Club 500 races

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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #153 on: May 28, 2022, 07:46:26 am »

Parking payment information-


Easiest pay machine to locate is by the Wickies Theatre on the corner- park in car park directly opposite or on the grassed areas. All you need is your reg number and a debit/credit card.


Alternatively you can pay via the phone or app


And finally these are the mayhem signs to follow, easiest method just follow the tarmac road to the lake  :-))



               
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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #154 on: May 28, 2022, 05:11:09 pm »

 
Wow!  What a REALLY GREAT DAY !

Weather was really good,  great to actually meet up with old & new  friends, really 'thronging' all day, surprised everyone!   :o
Thanks to all those that came up and introduced themselves, thanks for everyone that came, great to see you outdoors & smiling so much! 

Special thanks to the Wicksteed Mmodel bioat club, without whom, this wouldn't happen.
So to Nick ( RAFlaunches) for doing so much running around, we salute you sir!
Klunk.... well for being Klunk and doing it so well
SteamBoatPhil & Lady Steph for coming from France & bringing the tea urn, Speaker etc.
Very smart Andy & Stevenage Club for the IC boat demo - yes, I did catch the 'knock' in glorious Slo-Mo!    {-)
The other Martin, hope you got some great video!
All the club stands, display & members - good one Model Hovercraft Association.
Dennis & Co. for making room in his marque for the coffee shop!
And MOST importantly, Mrs Mayhem & Little Miss Mayhem(?!)  our chartered Tea Ladies!

We ran out of cups really quickly, (well Friday actually, doh!), going to have to find some for tomorrow....
.... or bring your own mug - Free Fills All Day!   O0

  Photos and video to follow.... leg ache permitting!   :}

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Re: Mayhem 2022
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Re: Mayhem 2022
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Re: Mayhem 2022
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Re: Mayhem 2022
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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #163 on: May 28, 2022, 06:42:30 pm »

My first visit and really enjoyed it. Met Klunk, Steamboat Phil and David (DKW). Thanks to Steph for showing me the shortcut from the camping area where I parked.

Great photos Martin and nice slo-mo of the coming together.

Had to smile when the geese and goslings decided to show whose lake it was!

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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #164 on: May 28, 2022, 06:53:24 pm »

My first visit and really enjoyed it. Met Klunk, Steamboat Phil and David (DKW). Thanks to Steph for showing me the shortcut from the camping area where I parked.

Great photos Martin and nice slo-mo of the coming together.

Had to smile when the geese and goslings decided to show whose lake it was!

Chris


Chris was it you who came over to the DryDock Stand regarding the 1/12 Figures?  If not it was another Chris F :)


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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #165 on: May 28, 2022, 07:09:32 pm »

Great to see everyone enjoying themselves and in good weather too. Model boating comes to life again! Would love to have been there but spent all day today returning fron Greece on first holiday since 2019. Journey was OK until we encountered the QuEasyjet bit. Rather wished I'd spent 4.5 hours at Wicksteed than on a delayed aerial appliance.

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« Reply #166 on: May 28, 2022, 08:36:37 pm »


Chris was it you who came over to the DryDock Stand regarding the 1/12 Figures?  If not it was another Chris F :)


If it was , lovely to meet you


Hi David, yes it was indeed me!


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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #167 on: May 28, 2022, 09:09:21 pm »

Well Iíve suitably dried out now! A few drinks has warmed me up and the BBQ cooked by Klunk has helped. For anyone not in the now Iíve inspected the bottom of the lake and found it very wet! {-)
Good thing I bought some spare clothes to get changed into and some very surprising developments- my phone survived as did my van keys, havenít yet tried the camera or the transmitters but hopeful! {-)
Hilarious but very wet :-))
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« Reply #168 on: May 28, 2022, 10:11:10 pm »

That's my first mayhem attended and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and in particular what a fantastically organised event it is. A massive thank you to all those involved. :-)) All the info provided, maps, directions, instructions & signage was spot on. It's amazing how many much bigger professional events totally fail at that. That was actually a big part in my spur of the moment decision to frantically charge the batteries and make the 270 mile round trip, it really made the whole thing very easy to attend. It almost feels like I should be paying someone! Joking aside, as someone not a member of a local club, is there a way to contribute a donation towards the running of the event?

I've never sailed anywhere with more than one other boat in the water so this really was an eye opener and fantastic fun. 3 boats sailed, 3 flat batteries and 0 collisions, not bad for a first time. Although after a while my eyes were spinning trying to keep track of everything %%
Already crossing off the days till next year :D
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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #169 on: May 29, 2022, 03:06:22 am »


Some more from Saturday ....








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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #172 on: May 29, 2022, 03:11:08 am »

 
 Martin, aka Baloo (right) has Big plans for Mayhem at Wicksteed 2024 - RNLI !   :-))




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Re: Mayhem 2022
« Reply #173 on: May 29, 2022, 03:14:04 am »


Now I'm not a dog person really ..... but I found Pirate Dave's Sheldon, a charming and totally affable fellow!   O0


He loves pizza!


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« Reply #174 on: May 29, 2022, 03:16:21 am »


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