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Any good sailing lakes/ponds around London?

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Postby Trafalgar » Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:37 pm

I am looking for some nice water to sail my 1/100 Typhoon around London. Don't mind driving up tp 90 at the weekend for the right place. Any reccomendations?
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Postby Sub culture » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:17 pm

Have a look here:-

http://www.nlsme.co.uk

Have a look at the marine section gallery.

Pool depth is about 18".

Also Broomfield Park have a reasonable pond. Based at Palmers Green, North London.

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/parks/parkbroo.htm


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Andy




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Postby Davy » Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:34 am

You may also try Childe Beale Park home of the Mid Thames Model boat club.

It may be at the limit of your range but it is a good pond in a lovely location out on the M4 near Pangbourne. (My subs like it there!)

There is a twice yearly boat show where bringing your boat would give you a chance to try the pond and entrance is free.

Have a look at:

http://www.mtmbc.co.uk/
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Postby Sub culture » Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:56 pm

Davy wrote:You may also try Childe Beale Park home of the Mid Thames Model boat club.

It may be at the limit of your range but it is a good pond in a lovely location out on the M4 near Pangbourne. (My subs like it there!)

There is a twice yearly boat show where bringing your boat would give you a chance to try the pond and entrance is free.

Have a look at:

http://www.mtmbc.co.uk/

What's the depth of the pond there?

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Postby Trafalgar » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:12 pm

Sub culture wrote:Have a look here:-

http://www.nlsme.co.uk

Have a look at the marine section gallery.

Pool depth is about 18".

Also Broomfield Park have a reasonable pond. Based at Palmers Green, North London.

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/parks/parkbroo.htm


Cheers

Andy

I have seen people with model boats at a lake (the one around the periphery, not near the restaruants where the coin operated RC boats are) at Bluewater shopping centre as you drive into one of the car parks. Not sure how deep it is though.



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Postby Sub culture » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:27 pm

Trafalgar wrote:
Sub culture wrote:Have a look here:-

http://www.nlsme.co.uk

Have a look at the marine section gallery.

Pool depth is about 18".

Also Broomfield Park have a reasonable pond. Based at Palmers Green, North London.

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/parks/parkbroo.htm


Cheers

Andy

Cheers, I have been using my Sheerline Akula in the Royal Victoria Dock but its a bit scary I and I don't want to risk the Typhoon there. Colney Heath is not deep enough, but I'll check out Broomfield Park (I am building a surface scout boat from a Robbe kit with an underwater camera and sonar to measure depths and look for underwater objects!).

I have seen people with model boats at a lake (the one around the periphery, not near the restaruants where the coin operated RC boats are) at Bluewater shopping centre as you drive into one of the car parks. Not sure how deep it is though.

Any other ideas?

Ramesh

Hi,

If Colney Heath is too shallow, then don't even consider Broomfield Park, as the boating lake is only about 15" deep.

Only suits ickle boats. :D

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Postby Martin Entwistle » Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:47 am

Also there is the Black Park model Club based at Black Park just noorth of Slough. Usually very clear water and several other Subs on Sundays. There's even a board with the telephone number of a Diver if you really need it. Water depth is variable from a couple of feet at the edge down to probably 20ft in the middle

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Postby Davy » Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:18 pm

Child Beale inner pond is about 15 feet deep maximum. Unfortunately I found this out (briefly) the hard way ;(
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Postby Sub culture » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:45 am

Aha! :D

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Postby Tom Spettel » Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:43 am

Hey guys hope you dont mind me asking. is kensington park
still a place to go run boats? the last time i was in England it was 1984 and at the time there was some guys running
some ships . it is a very nice park and spend some time
with a girl i met while i was there :;): i was told by some modelers that Kensington park is the apex of model ship regattas??
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Postby Trafalgar » Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:02 am

Tom Spettel wrote:Hey guys hope you dont mind me asking. is kensington park
still a place to go run boats? the last time i was in England it was 1984 and at the time there was some guys running
some ships . it is a very nice park and spend some time
with a girl i met while i was there :;): i was told by some modelers that Kensington park is the apex of model ship regattas??
Tom

Yes the Model Yatch Club still use it on Sundays. It always seems to be open for public use on other days. I don't think its very deep though.
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Postby Kapleun Val » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:09 am

is there any where in shouth london around the richmond putney area? once ive finished my VIIC id like to see how she goes but im scared of getting her caught in weeds too far down, pretty scared of loosing her!
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