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SUBFEST 2021 - Official Info Thread

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ken_NJ View Post
    Question about the 'pond'. This will be my first time at Subfest. How deep is it? I know it's a concrete 'pond'. Is the bottom concrete? Just thinking of a boat scraping against the bottom if it should happen.
    Plenty deep. The deep end is about 30 feet. Shallow end is an incline and goes deeper as you walk. But it's plenty deep to launch even a huge boat.

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    • #17
      Final weather forecast. Sunny Thursday through Sunday. Highs in the low to middle 70's and nights in the middle 50's. Someone is watching out for us.
      Last edited by Das Boot; 09-19-2021, 05:33 PM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

        Plenty deep. The deep end is about 30 feet. Shallow end is an incline and goes deeper as you walk. But it's plenty deep to launch even a huge boat.
        What about the bottom? Is it raw rough concrete?

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        • #19
          Hey, what's the deal on the availability of toilets and showers at Red Clay? I'm going to be camping there for three (maybe four) days out of my van. And you guy's don't want me anywhere near you without my daily hose-down and de-lousing. Are the facilities available all night, and if not, when do they lock up?

          David
          Resident Luddite

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Ken_NJ View Post

            What about the bottom? Is it raw rough concrete?
            If you go deep enough or come close enough to the shore to scrape the bottom, yes, the concrete could scrape the paint on the bottom of your hull.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
              Hey, what's the deal on the availability of toilets and showers at Red Clay? I'm going to be camping there for three (maybe four) days out of my van. And you guy's don't want me anywhere near you without my daily hose-down and de-lousing. Are the facilities available all night, and if not, when do they lock up?

              David
              Toilets are available. Last year I slept on a cot under one of the shelters inside the fence and the facilities were available all night. It is essentially a swimming pool and if I am not mistaken I think Allan the grounds keeper got a shower there.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post

                Toilets are available. Last year I slept on a cot under one of the shelters inside the fence and the facilities were available all night. It is essentially a swimming pool and if I am not mistaken I think Allan the grounds keeper got a shower there.
                That would be perfect. Thanks for the word, sir.

                David
                Resident Luddite

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                • #23
                  I’d have thought a quick wipe round the undercarriage, and a rub down with gasoline would’ve seen your right for day, being an ex submariner, Dave.
                  DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                    I’d have thought a quick wipe round the undercarriage, and a rub down with gasoline would’ve seen your right for day, being an ex submariner, Dave.
                    ... followed by the careless toss of a lit match.

                    (your not helping, Andy!)

                    David
                    The Filthy
                    Resident Luddite

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                    • #25
                      If you get too bad David we could just throw you in the lake for a bit. That would get most of the gook off. I often get those big bath washcloths from the elderly care section at Walmart. They come 8 to a pack and do a great job. They are like an adult version of baby wipes.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
                        If you get too bad David we could just throw you in the lake for a bit. That would get most of the gook off. I often get those big bath washcloths from the elderly care section at Walmart. They come 8 to a pack and do a great job. They are like an adult version of baby wipes.
                        Cement pool. Fresh water. Bar of soap. Problem solved! But, what about the ring I leave around the pools perimeter? Does the EPA have to get involved? Who's gonna de-grease all the wildlife that visits this place?

                        I have questions, damnit!

                        David
                        Resident Luddite

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                        • #27
                          Amber gris?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
                            Amber gris?
                            "There she blows!"...
                            Resident Luddite

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                            • #29
                              Wow! I had to look that one up. Who'd a thunk!?!

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                              • #30
                                Tomorrow night I will be packing for the trek to GA. It has been a fun time this past week, I broke my skipjack, fixed it, broke it, fixed it.....now it leaves little tine for doing beauty fixes on the Gato and test time for other subs I intend to bring.......In the words of David, F*** it. I will take the jabs and figure I have plenty of pool time to work on the subs once I am there. Really looking forward to meeting many faces I have only read about or communicated through electronic formats. Anyways, let the journey begin!
                                If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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