what can I say, I personally wouldnít say no to going for a cruise on a
Chris-Craft with her all you have to do is look at her body and I think
you would be queuing up for a ride as well (not that I will blame you).
Another well finished model.
The row boat had quite a few visitors and picnickers having a bit of a
giggle, and who could blame them? Not a quick boat but a beautiful bit of
engineering has been done and the workmanship is to the usual standard.
Well done Geoff!
I get up on a Sunday morning I look forward to getting out to the Lake its
well worth it to see the standard of modeling that lives at Surrey Park
Model Boat Club, there is always a new boat of some shape for form going
for a maiden voyage and its never a disappointment, but I want to make a
public apology to Peter, but if you will stand out in the water with the
level 1/8 of an inch of the top of the gumboots (Wellingtons) I will still
sneak up behind you at full power to see the wave pour down the boots, so
in other words I am sorry but I promise if the opportunity is there again
I will not hesitate to let the chance go by (so donít say I didnít warn
Cheers for now till next time,
interesting model turned up at the club today and what a project it is
going to be, itís a live steam paddle tug with feathering paddles. The new
owner of her isnít to sure of the age but by the look of it I would say it
been sitting under a bench somewhere for a long long time.(how could
anyone be so cruel?)
interesting to see the cleaned up finished result, the paddles are
something that I havenít seen before, the first thing that came to my mind
was ďbugger thatís a lot of moving parts to wear out and if something went
wrong it most likely would in a big wayĒ but good luck to the new Skipper
I hope the project goes well.
Gallery - Part 1
Instead of going to the Lake today the club was invited to a small town
called Yea which is about 90 minutes drive north of Melbourne to run some
boats in the local outdoor pool, there was also a few gents there from
another lake in Melbourne (Broardmeadows Model Boat Group) and a good time
was had by all, there is nothing like sailing a boat in clear water and it
also allows for some interesting submarine action at least you can see the
sub all the time.
The Delphin was a beautiful model and really gets going under the surface
with a good speed (that bloody quick it was hard work getting a good photo
The jet sub is run by two water jets pushing out the back and has a clear
plastic rudder good manoeuvrability under water and a lovely piece of work
The River Trout, what can I say very quick and agile excellent control and
can get up to three feet above the surface (yes above) and had everyoneís
attention as it flew around the pool, I have never seen a model handle the
way this one does, very precise and spectacular.
There was a few boats from our club and the Tug of Bills had a had time
running around trying to wet the kids, not that they didnít mind getting
wet, and sneaking up on a few unsuspecting adults as well.
A BL**DY GOOD DAY look forward to doing it again
Here are a few more pictures I have to apologize that all the yachts are
not pictured but you know how it is, I want to sail too.
Have a look at the DC3 it took of from the water and nearly took the top
of a mast of another boat! It was eventfully launched by the highly
technical manoeuvre that is hold in hand give it full power and throw! It
was flying well until it came to the very highly and other technical bit
of flying (the landing) it was caught short on the wind or something
resulting in a big splash and a broken set of pontoons.
The Titanic is a very big project as you can see the hull comes in two
halves and is screwed together on site. Coal fired steamer with triple
screws and a long way to go, the main reason for the trip t the lake was t
see how the gearing on the screws was going to perform I will keep you up
to date with this project when I can get more information, the only
concern tat I have at this stage is that the rudder looks a bit small for
the hull length.
The last picture is of Jason Pilgrim and sent to you as a bit of pay back
after he sent you my picture, Iím shore you will know what to do with it
and donít disappoint me, the only disappointment I have with you is that
you still havenít put a decent picture of yourself on the site (donít give
me that crap about scaring the kids and animals either)
can I say the you donít know about this boat?
I know that this is the first ever boat t be made with steam turbine power
in the world and the only problem with this model is that itís too bloody
fast to a get good picture of her at speed, but she really scoots along
the lake (do you think it has anything to do with the nine propellers on
the three shafts?)
Thatís it for now and until the next time all I can say is cheers to you
and the family and take care