Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Revised Club 500 & Time trials.


The committee have agreed that the use of fast electrics is to be restricted to organised Club 500/Time Trial events only. 
The use of Fast electric boats outside of the organised races is still banned. Please use common sense when operating the faster scale boats. Please contact myself if you have any questions or wish to make any representations regarding the use of fast boats.

Paul the Comm.
The revised race schedule is as follows;
Club 500 & Time Trial
New Dates & Times.

Time Trial Wed, Aug 16. 7pm.

Club 500 Wed, Aug 30. 6 30 pm.

Time Trial, Fri Sep 8. 3pm.

Club 500, Fri Sep 22. 3pm.

 Time Trial, Fri Oct 6.. 3pm.

Club 500, Fri Oct 20. 3pm.
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These times added to the Club Diary 2017.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Fiesta Report, 6.8.2017.



HI TO ALL

 Weather sunny, wind good for a change. Only five  came to race, it being Holiday time, got in eleven races, doing the full course. Trevor had a bad day ending when his fiesta sank!
 Thanks to Bob for being the race. O.O.D.

Results


Terry Miles 1st, David Lee 2nd,  Trevor Redford 3rd, Charlie 4th, George 5th.


Thank you, all for coming to sail.

See you all next month David Lee.

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A bit of the big stuff with Big Al Breese's warship, HMS Ramilles.




He doesn't do small does he!.
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My sex life isn't dead, but the buzzards are circling!.

It's been a bad day,
I put on a shirt and a button fell off,
I picked up my shopping bag and the handle fell off.
I'm afraid to go to the bathroom!,

If God had wanted us to go metric, wouldn't he have appointed ten apostles!.
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Friday, 21 July 2017

New Commodore, July 2017.

Message from the Alan Breese.


 Thank you, Paul for your comments in the last post and wish you all the best for the future!.
Alan Breese.
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This week at the lake was quite busy, the weather certainly brings people out doesn't it.






One of John Goddards more sedate models , nice little mover til it stopped in the middle of the lake, don't see that very often do you!


Soon got it going again and then realised he had his tranny in the boat with him!.


Then had his boat pull him back to the landing stage where I helped him out of the rescue boat, and he carried on sailing!.
No flies on him!.

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Age doesn't always bring wisdom, sometimes it arrives alone.

A word to the wise isn't necessary, its the stupid ones who need the advice.

If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it!.

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Message from the new Commodore. 15.7.2017.


As many of you may know I have taken over as commodore after Alan stood down. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his time and effort. I have been in several model boat clubs over the past 25 years and I have been on the committee of two of them. There is a lot of work that goes behind the scenes to keep the club running. Alan has done a tremendous job improving our facilities and keeping us sailing. As have the other committee members. Thank you again Alan. 
I'm finding my feet at the moment but  if you have any suggestions or ideas for the club please let me know.

Just a reminder to all that our annual regatta takes place on Sunday 23rd July from 11-00am.  I'm working on the day unfortunately but Hopefully the sun will shine for you.

Paul the comm.
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Thought you might like to see these models




Duckie!.

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Garden Centre Cafe Menu.
 


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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Today at the lake,13.7.2017.

Nice sunny day at the lake today with some wind for the yachtsmen, so something for everyone today!.


 



Dave's tug.

Alan's coaster, which I remember won 1st prize in the Kit build section in 2006!, doesn't time fly when you are having fun!


Who does this remind you of?.

Eric's Presley's, 10 hatch coaster, by Model Slipway!



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Hello,
I have created a club email address, mainly for use on literature to avoid using ones own personal address etc.
Please could you please add it to the contact us page of the club website. I amended it to the club's listing on the council website and a prospective member contacted us within the week so the system works !

The address is etherowmbc@gmail.com

Regards 
Paul The Comm.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bugsworth Basin show.2017.

 We would like to thank all of you who
 came to our fun day at Bugsworth Basin on 8th July with your amazing boats.  You were the main attraction for sure
 as always, and we really appreciated your supporting our
 event
 Happy boating
 Kindest regards and thanks
 Carli |Lopez.
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An oldie of the lake.
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A little boy goes up to his granddad and says, 'Can you make a sound like a frog granddad?'.
'Well I suppose I could try' replied granddad.
'Great' replied the boy 'because grandma said we can go to Disneyland when you croak!'.

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Resignation!, 5th July 2017.

Had an email from Al the Comm yesterday here is the email.


As and from 4/7/17, I tendered my resignation as Commodore of Etherow Model Boat Club.
Alan Breese.

I know I'm supposed to be neutral in these posts, but I can't help thinking its a step backwards for the club after all Alan's done  during his Stewardship over the past few years.
 I hope you will join me in saying a big thank you for his efforts and work in making this one of the best Clubs in the country and admired by a lot of other clubs for our membership and facilities!.
Still a suppose he has realised that you can't please everyone and there are always others who think they can do better!.
Please forgive this post if you think it's not impartial, but its quite upsetting for me!.
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Not in the mood for any jokes today!.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Tuesday, 4th July 2017.

Quite a few at the lake today even though the weather was a bit overcast!.




Here is the new revised menu from the Garden Centre Cafe!,
More like we Northern folk are used too, and the price is right, so come on down. 

New under cover area, new gazebo gone up today, looks dark here but there are going to be lights inside and on the tables!.

A few of the members have already found it and the food to be of good quality and value!.
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He was such a hypochondriac he insisted on being buried next to a doctor.

Doctor to patient, 'I have good news and bad news for you,
The good news is your not a hypochondriac!.  

Visitor to hospital patient 'I heard they're bringing in a case of Diarrhoea'
Patient, 'Well anythings better that the coffee they keep giving us!.
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If you don't like the jokes don't read down this far!.


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Fiesta Report, 2nd July 2017.


HI TO ALL

 Weather ok, wind good for a change. Six came to race, got in ten full races, doing the full course. Thanks Bob for being the race O.O.D.

Results

Trevor Redford 1st, Terry Miles 2nd, David Lee 3rd, Andy Spencer 4th, Andy Glen 5thCharlie Smith 6th.

Thank you, all for coming to sail.


See you all next month,
 David Lee.
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'Doctor, Doctor, I've got terrible wind can you give me something for it?'.
'Have you  tried a kite!'.

'Doctor, Doctor I think I'm a moth!'.
'Get out of my light!'

Doctor, Doctor, there's a strawberry growing out of the top of my head!'
'I'll give you some cream for that!'.
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It's the way I tell em!.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Just a reminder from the Al the Comm!.

100-00   8th July Saturday.  Bugsworth Basin Show, Derbyshire.

Have you checked out the 'For Sale' section lately, you might be missing out on that boat you always wanted or admired someone sailing on the lake!.


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Good news is just life's way of keeping you off balance.

If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, 
It was probably worth it!

Drive carefully- it's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker!.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

New at the lake ,24.6.2017.

New at the lake this week, firstly there is the renovated Lakeside Cafe!.
Had a walk in today and was surprised that although the interior was not yet finished they were doing a taster session of free Bacon/Sausage butties on bloomer bread ( No Barm's in future) and Free Tea or Coffee, which I sampled purely as a duty to the club to see if it was suit-Abell for our members!.
Was very nice but glad I wasn't paying for it!, as you will see from the attached price list.
The interior has been given a complete face lift, with padded bench seats and new tables and chairs, and the lighting is all new and is looking something like a high street coffee shop!, with one of those all singing and dancing, LED lights coffee machines.
'Pure' was on Facebook yesterday showing the staff the workings of the new coffee machine.
I felt as though I needed to go out and get dressed up and re-enter!, not quite really!.

Note the times for servings.


  


Second item new is the New club notice board!.

Hopefully its going to have a club named banner in the top of it!, It was mentioned to me by a couple of members present, so I'm not the only one thinking that!.

 Last but not least the council have been in the car park and made a start on repainting the white lines, the part near the landing stage, which previously was a mite confusing is now straight on (at 90 degrees to the wall) as before it wasn't clear if it was straight or Herringbone style.
So we will have to be careful for a while as they might need a few fines to pay for it, or rather for you to pay for it!.

Don't forget to check out the 'For Sale section'.



Well that's it for now.
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A man goes into a bookshop and says 'Do you keep stationary here', 
'No' she said, Sometimes I wriggle a bit!

How do you identify people who can't count to ten,
Simple!.
they're the ones in front of you in the Express lane in the supermarket!.

He was so short he was a lumberjack for bonsai tree's!
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Seen this week at the lake,22.6.2017.

At the lake this week there were yachtsmen on the big lake,


Some sailors just taking it easy, ie Jimmy there with the stick and Donald there with the panama hat, back after having a heart attack!, soon get you up and about again at the hospitals these days don't they!.

A nice MTB bought off the 'For Sale' section,

Then it was off to the new buttie wagon in the garden centre for some of the guys whilst others were off to the club house with their sandwiches.

David (the yacht sec) sent me these pictures of Al The Comm's new build!, Al certainly knocks them out doesn't he, not that they look like that!, they are very impressive and  must take hours and hours, as those that do their own building will appreciate!.



Is that the battery Al, or is it the one out of your car!!.
Must go like that stuff off a hot shovel looking at the four props there!.
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Do you know why Turtle wax is so expensive?,
Because turtles have really tiny ears!.

I was getting into my car and this guy says to me,
'Can you give me a lift'
I said 'Sure you look great, the worlds your oyster, Go for it'.

Policeman to motorist, 'Have you seen the state of your rear lights?,
Motorist, 'Sod the lights!, what's happened to my caravan!.
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Monday, 19 June 2017

New buttie wagon at the lake!.

Today at the lake, whilst the Lake-side Cafe is closed for refurbishment, we went to the Garden centre at the side of the Cafe, as we had heard on the Grapevine that they had a new buttie wagon installed in the car park there.
Purely in the interest of the members, if you believe that you will believe anything, seating in the garden centre gazebo where you can order hot or cold food off Maggie or go straight to the wagon and order there yourself, there is also a Gazebo and seating there!.

Entrance through the garden centre or off the road at the back of the Cafe.

  


This was the menu I was given and told the wagon was permanent, but as always as they say ,
'Use it or lose it'
It was said that this menu would be reviewed once the Lakeside had opened and put up their price list, as you will have heard the rumours, they are going up market and you might be paying for it! .


See new menu on later date!
4th July Post.

Well that's the news for today, and not bad news hey.
A bit of healthy competition.

Just a warning though they don't do hot food on Monday's, but you can still get sandwiches and drinks inside the garden centre!

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Did you hear about the cannibal that was eating his mother-in -law and she still didn't agree with him.

The two cannibals that were eating a clown and one said to the other does his taste funny to you?.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Wednesday at the lake,14.6.2017.

This Wednesday I accompanied Bob Abell to the lake to video two of his latest builds, The Silver mist a design by Vic Smeed and his controversial build Lady Joyce a design by Paul Thomason but with Bob's four 850 motors, as the propulsion, coupled to two props.
There were a couple of other members there with their yacht's as well.


A RTR 

And a Comtessa.

This is Lady Joyce 

And this is Silver Mist, as said a design by Vic Smeed though Bob doubled the size!

Unfortunately The Silver Mist broke down shortly after launch and you'll never guess why, we found a Poo Bag wrapped round the prop shaft. I'm all for cleaning up after your dog but to dispose of it in the lake is not on!. 

The smoker!.


On the day a friend at the lake, gave us this old but well kept book, quite apt on the day we thought!.



So after the rescue it's on with the sailing of Lady Joyce.




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What has four legs and an arm,
A happy pit-bull!.

Why did the Dachshund bite the woman's ankle,
He couldn't reach any higher.

What do you get if you cross a dog with a lion?,
A terrified postman.
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