Showing posts from June, 2011

Tuesday Sailing, 21/6/11.

Longest day 2011. the weather looked a bit overcast and windy when I left my house to drive to the pool, but the banking around the Chase pool served its purpose yet again and sheltered the pool nicely away from too harsh a cross wind.
I can only presume Wimbeledon or BBQ time held a lot of you back home, never mind, more water space for those who did turn up !
Daz was there, testing out the revised layout of his Saga Cat, now its dropped to single motor/prop its taking some setting up to get it to handle and also get back its old spark of performance, but with its low amperage esc, its a delicate line to ride between speed and amp draw which could blow the controller, maybe its time to leave "as is" untill a higher amp controller is to hand .
Carl also arrived with his latest boat, a rather nice little deep vee hull with some very nice shaping to the hull too. yet again, setting up was the game for today and this was still going on even after I left for home!
Mark brought a…

Greensforge Open day 18/6/11.

Chasewater Model Boat Club was allowed to attend the greensforge Sailing Club open day, held at their lakeside venue near to gailey on Saturday 18th June. Our club had a good attendence of members displaying their boats oth in and out of the water. many of our members also took the time to demonstrate the controls and also how to sail their boats to some of the Greensforge members which was really great to see and hopefully appreciated, so well done to all those who took their time to do this, it is and was well appreciated by all.
We did however "loose" one of our members for a while, well just taking a boat out for a little spin around the lake so to speak [ha ha]. Nice one Mark ! you certanly showed a few people how to handle a full size boat out there, let alone your superb model sail boat too, which also seemed to impress a few people too.
  The weather was a little mixed but fortunately not as bad as the previous weekend over at pelsall's event. A few of our club m…