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Hi All,

New guy to this forum.

I'm having trouble finding places to run my Nitro Airboat. Some parks and lakes have signs specifically saying no RC, and others limit RC to Electric (Lillydale Lake)

I get the boat out on the local cricket ground occasionally, but the Cricketers and footballers limit the times I can get out there.

so, where do boaters run in SE Melbourne ? Any help appreciated! Would be keen to meetup for a run one weekend.

Have pics and vids if people are interested in my body board Airboat.

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Hey Altered1, welcome aboard bloke. I believe they race boats at Carribean Gardens in Knox (if that's right) otherwise I can't help ya. Sandman is out your way along with a couple others maybe they can help. :D
 

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Hi All,

New guy to this forum.

I'm having trouble finding places to run my Nitro Airboat. Some parks and lakes have signs specifically saying no RC, and others limit RC to Electric (Lillydale Lake)

I get the boat out on the local cricket ground occasionally, but the Cricketers and footballers limit the times I can get out there.

so, where do boaters run in SE Melbourne ? Any help appreciated! Would be keen to meetup for a run one weekend.

Have pics and vids if people are interested in my body board Airboat.

Altered1
Yes please. :D
 

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Cheers Wobbly !

I knew there was a lake at carribean gardens - not too far for me, and I know there was a rc car track out there.... but this confirms boats - thanks. I'll lookup Sandman, thanks again.

Airboat vid:

FF to about 40 secs.... and I prang it at the end too ! :)
 

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Looks like their site is down Wobbly, but thanks! I think I'll go for a drive this afternoon and see whats up at Carribean Gardens.

[edit] 65Kph winds gusting to 85Kph..... not a day for boating ! Staying at home

a few more pics:




 

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Present:thumb:

Carribeans good for boats apparently, its a nice big lake there. Although I've never been there when theres been boats there. There also a couple of smaller lakes in Rowville just near stud park that may be alright. But theres houses on the edge so they may not like the sound.
Also it may be to choppy but you could try Lysterfield lake, don't think theres any restriction and its at least the size of Lillydale Lake if not bigger.
 

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Present:thumb:

Carribeans good for boats apparently, its a nice big lake there. Although I've never been there when theres been boats there. There also a couple of smaller lakes in Rowville just near stud park that may be alright. But theres houses on the edge so they may not like the sound.
Also it may be to choppy but you could try Lysterfield lake, don't think theres any restriction and its at least the size of Lillydale Lake if not bigger.
Thanks Sandman!

I can pretty much guarantee home owners will not like my Enya 60 :p The old girls got a fair scream on her. I do run her at the local park, but only for one tank of fuel at a time. Will have to check out lysterfield.
 

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Thanks Sandman!

will def check them out.
 

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I think Lysterfield Lake is out as I don't think your allowed any powered craft. You could check with Parks Victoria as they look after Lysterfield Lake.
There is a Melbourne Water retarding basin in liverpool Rd The Basin. Not sure if there is any restrictions in there, but a lot of people walk dogs there that may like to chase your boat.
I don't know dates that boats run at Carribean but it used to alternate each 2 weeks between sail and power boats or something like that.
 

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Looks like their site is down Wobbly, but thanks! I think I'll go for a drive this afternoon and see whats up at Carribean Gardens.

[edit] 65Kph winds gusting to 85Kph..... not a day for boating ! Staying at home

a few more pics:




What a beast! This thing is great
 

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Had a look at the Parks Victoria web site today and it said model boats can be used at Lysterfield Lake, but no powered craft.
 

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Cheers mouse :) could you link it ?
 

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Cheers mouse :) could you link it ?
Not sure if your after the Lysterfield Lake or The Basin, so here is both.

Lysterfield. PV website
http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/lysterfield-park/things-to-do/lake-activities

Liverpool Rd The Basin. Melway Map Ref. 65 G5
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
http://www.street-directory.com.au/vic

these links not working properly. Just type in "Liverpool road the basin" and in google move up towards the right hand top.
 

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I got these dates from the AMPBA forum :thumb:

Date Event Location
January 22 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
February 12 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
February 26 Club Racing, Rd 1 Caribbean Gardens
March 9/10/11 Caribbean Oval Masters Caribbean Gardens
March 25 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
April 8 Easter, Club Day Caribbean Gardens
April 22 Club Racing, Rd 2 Caribbean Gardens
April 22-28 AMPBA Nationals Queensland
May 13 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
May 26/27 AMPBA Straight-line Speed (TBC) Caribbean Gardens
June 10 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
June 24 Club Racing, Rd 3 Caribbean Gardens
July 7/8 AMPBA 1/2 k Oval Speed (TBC) Caribbean Gardens
July 22 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
August 12 Club FUN Day, Stay tuned !!! Caribbean Gardens
August 26 Club Racing, Rd 4 Caribbean Gardens
September 9 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
September 23 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
October 5/6/7 Victoria State Titles TBC
October 21 Club Racing, Rd 5 Caribbean Gardens
November 11 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
November 25 Club Day Caribbean Gardens
December 9 Club Day / Christmas Party Caribbean Gardens
 

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Thanks Stuart, mouse

Drifter - there is only one way to turn corners with the flat bottomed airboat and that's with the back end hanging out :) cheers!
 
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