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Why do you like Model Boating?

What is the appeal of our shared hobby?

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Ducky12/09/2009 08:04:03
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I'm off to a railway exhibition this morning in Romiley (Stockport) where my son is displaying his "Moseley Terraces"  module and then off to Etherow Country Park for dinner and a sail of our boats !. As you say Ashley variety is the spice of life.
Andy Bailey13/09/2009 20:47:54
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I started when my fishing career ended and at a loose end i joind a 1/10 scale car racing club but that didnt last because while buying a new set of tyres in my local model shop i notice a magazine called MODEL BOATS  you may not of heard of it but its not a bad read !
so i joined a local club bought a hull off a member and so it started , the relentless quest to make the next better than the last , i have never been involved in such a amazing hobby just when you think you have got it sussed technology moves on another step and more new toys are on the market , and the satisfaction of sailing a model you have built is so rewarding. Regards Andy 
Barry Foote22/09/2009 08:30:37
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I have been building model boats for thirty years. My first love is the period ship, particularly the Nelson era, but I also love building the radio controlled models too.

That said, I don't know why as I never sail them when finished....They just get left in their cases and onto the next one I go.....
Peter Fitness24/09/2009 07:58:20
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I'm only a newcomer to model boating, having been involved since late 2003. Prior to that I was an active aeromodeller for many years, as well as being a railway modeller since the early 1960s.

I find model boating to be far more relaxing than RC flying, you can't just stop your aircraft in mid air to have a chat. Also, if you take your eye off your boat for a few seconds, it won't have disappeared over the horizon.

I love building almost anything, and while I enjoyed building a model aircraft and watching it fly, model boat construction from a plan gives me more satisfaction than anything else  I've tried.


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