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    Big Blue (test facility)
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    Cashrc
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    Thats slick!πŸ‘
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    Rookysailor
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    What a great idea Martin, I also just have a shower cubicle and no bath, have to drive 20 miles to a friend, who has a large metal water tank in his garden, will have to have a go at your idea.πŸ‘

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    Martin555
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    Hi Colin,
    I am glad you like the idea.
    It still collects rain water for the garden and I have a permanent test tank.
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    If it looks right it probably is
    Colin H
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    Nice simple solution, but very well made, I may have to try one of these as my fish pond is quite weedy with lilies.
    Thanks for sharing your great idea.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    figtree7nts
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    Very good idea!
    Thanks for Sharing!
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    "Fair winds calm Seas" 73's
    Martin555
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    Hi Guys,
    A good friend of mine suggested that I share this with the model boat community.
    As I only have a shower cubicle fitted in my house and no bath I had to come up with some sort of test facility for my model boats.
    I used to use a small children's paddling pool but it was a real pain to keep filling it up and then emptying it and packing it away.
    So I decided to modify an old water butt.
    First I cut a 3"strip from the top (to be used to join it together, then cut it in half lengthwise.
    Joined the two ends together with 5mm nuts and bolts and the 3"strip and plenty of silicon.
    Made a wooden frame to help to keep it in shape and to support the weight.
    And coated the wood with a couple of coats of wood preservative.
    Now this has two uses first it still collects rain water for use on the garden and second I also have a place to test and ballast my boats.
    You can see in the photos that I placed my Gato submarine in it to make sure that it was big enough.
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    Welcome aboard MartinπŸ‘
    Any friend of Ed's is a friend of mineπŸ˜‰
    Had seen this idea in your rc/center post, got the tip from Ed.πŸ‘
    Gonna copy it cos some of my ships don't fit in the bath,
    or I have to fill it almost to the brimπŸš€πŸ€”
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    You are welcome.
    I am glad this helps.

    Martin.
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