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    πŸ“ Gravy update
    8 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Doogle ( Captain)
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    Finally managed some "me " time tonight. Prop tube is in place and prop shaft plus prop assembled/ currently drying. Motor lined up from the spares box πŸ“¦ and "dry fit " carried out. Next question πŸ€”, where to mount the rudder? After a bit of pondering I've decided to mount this underneath. The thought process is that the rudder tube will be long enough for me to mount a simple mast topside which will then move as the rudder turns so as to give the impression that the wind is playing a part. Hopefully I won't break the boat with my next drilling exercise 😊, pictures not available as having issues with phone πŸ˜…

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    πŸ“ Successful in drilling
    14 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Doogle ( Captain)
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    A quick update, hole for prop shaft drilled successfully with no cracks or holes except the intended one. Prop tube now installed.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Successful in drilling
    12 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Commodore-H ( Midshipman)
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    My wife was looking over my shoulder, first she said "what is it" , but then she got it immediately "gravy boat."
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Successful in drilling
    13 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Doogle ( Captain)
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    Rossm, a carbide drill bit for ceramic and glass, was used plus a bucket of warm water (kept my hands warm πŸ˜€) whilst drilling. No hammer action, just gentle pressure, stopping every so often so as not to excert too much pressure on the ceramic and also trying to preserve the bit.
    πŸ’¬ Re: Successful in drilling
    14 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ GaryLC ( Captain)
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    It took me a minute or so to figure out what I was looking at, and then I got it. It's a Wavey Gravy Boat, ah Bisto.
    πŸ’¬ Re: Successful in drilling
    14 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Commodore-H ( Midshipman)
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    It’s all gravy now
    πŸ’¬ Re: Successful in drilling
    14 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    So what type of bit did you use??πŸ˜€
    πŸ“ Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Doogle ( Captain)
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    A fun project to hopefully bring a smile πŸ˜ƒ 😊.
    Picked this up for the grand sum of Β£2.99.
    A "bit " unsteady afloat, however some ballast will sort this out. Initial problem is trying to make a suitable hole for the prop shaft in the ceramic. Think I need to invest in some new drill bits as taking longer than I thought it would. More to follow πŸ˜€

    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    18 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I knowed Gravy Boat sounded familiar!
    Now I know. One of your previous posts from your club regattas DWπŸ‘
    As I recall there were some other 'Fun boats' as well.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    19 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ DWBrinkman ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    One of our club members also has a "Gravy Boat", as you can see, it is appropriately crewed by Mr. Potato Head crew members!
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    20 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Will you fit a nice brushless motor? 😁
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    20 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Commodore-H ( Midshipman)
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    Before you invest in any high tech equipment, allow me to suggest you use that thing for gravy, and get plastic one , to sail
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    21 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    use diamond coated drills and water as Colin H suggests. Much better than drilling with conventional drill bits. Len
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Doug, I make pretty good gravy. I think the density of the gravy depends on several things…is it a brown gravy made with a roux and drippings or stock, or a white cream gravy mad with drippings and a little cream and flour. Then, if it’s a white gravy is it sausage gravy? With biscuits? Buttermilk biscuits? Andouille gravy?😁
    Ok, I’ll stop🀣
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I'm with you ColinπŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    Re Why is it called a gravy boat?
    "Sauce boat - Wikipedia
    A sauce boat, gravy boat, or saucière is a low jug or pitcher with a handle in which sauce or gravy is served. The typical shape is considered boat-like, hence the name. It often sits on a matching saucer, sometimes attached to the pitcher, to catch dripping sauce."

    "Gravy is heavy, would make good ballast."
    Sounds like you make gravy like my Dad did Cash, on the rare occasions that Mum was incapacitated and not able to cook Sunday lunch. When serving up he sometimes asked; "Gravy? One slice or two?" Some things you just never forget😁
    Cheers, Doug😎
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    21 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking forward to seeing your efforts, I use a diamond coated drill for drilling ceramic and glass. And either do it submerged in water or have water running over drill bit while you work.
    Cheers Colin.
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hold on y’all. Why is it called a gravy β€œboat” anyway? Gravy is heavy, would make good ballast. Wouldn’t the proper nomenclature be gravy β€œsubmersible”? Just wondering….😁
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    21 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking forward to further developments DoogleπŸ‘

    Re drilling / boring ceramic.
    Yes you may need some new drill bits.
    Something specified for stone.
    Ceramic can be very hard, but also brittle and inclined to splinter and fracture.
    The hard surface (especially with the oven baked glazing) can make the drill bit skid and wander. Use of a centre punch NOT recommended or you may have to buy a new gravy boat.☹️
    Learned the hard way while drilling a vase for a mains lead while trying to convert it to a base for a table lamp. Ended up with a much larger hole than intendedπŸ€” Had to use a larger grommet than planned.
    A few lessons learned-
    1 Before you mark the point to drill put a couple of layers of decorator's masking tape across it.
    Helps to stop the drill bit skidding and wandering.
    2 Fix the gravy boat securely in a clamp or vice.
    3 Use a decent, accurate drill press or better milling machine or lathe to ensure stability and accuracy of rotation of the bit.
    4 GO SLOW! And cool and lubricate the drill bit with a water spray or the coolant spray used in lathe work. Too fast (too many rpm and/or pressing too hard) can cause splintering and cracking as well as heating of the bit.
    It ain't easy but it can be done, carefullyπŸ˜‰
    Hope this helps, keep us informed.
    Cheers, Doug😎
    "The owl and the pussy cat went to sea in a beautiful pea green (gravy😁) boat.
    They took some honey, and plenty of money. Wrapped up in a five-pound note."
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Try get a decoy duck n motorize it. It’s better than a ceramic pitcher. eBay has them. Put a water pump on it n scare other boats away
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A matter of taste GaryπŸ˜‹
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ho ho ho RossπŸ˜‚
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    drilling holes in ceramics is a boring jobπŸ˜‰
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ GaryLC ( Captain)
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    BISTO would be more suitable.
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I was thinking. . . WHERE IS THE MAINMAST GOING TO BE STEPPED?πŸ˜‰ Fin keel and bulb should solve the stability problem??
    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    21 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    'Powered by OXO' ?
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