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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl
Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl
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AllenA
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 69
22nd Sep 2017 16:10  
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Managed, at last, to get to the water on Monday at the Knap in Barry, South Wales with the Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club. Unbekannte Flitze was very fast off the mark, agile with incredible turns and generally good control. After about 5 or 6 minutes she became sluggish and I started to bring her in. About a yard out she just pointed her nose in the air and bubbled ignominiouly as she went to the bottom. Only one answer. off with everything but my pants and in we go. Rumour from Ken Thompson was that i was practising for the local Iron Man event. One poor lady actually believed it. The problem was a loose water cooling pipe....my fault for p... poor preparation. Note to self... buy chest waders.


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
22nd Sep 2017 22:00  
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Welcome to the club Allen, 👍 I had to swim a lot further out! 🤔
Fortunately my destroyer didn't sink - just stopped 😲
'Onetenor' is also a member of our club (Founder!?) but he rescued a child, not just a model boat! 👍👍👍
See blog 'A splash in the water'.

Tja, nicht wie geplant gelaufen! 😡 (Hmm! Didn't go as planned!)
Still love the boat stand! Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
rolfman2000
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 101
22nd Sep 2017 22:18  
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I must admit to having waded out in rolled up trousers, and swam out in swimshorts to recover ailing craft before now. Good on you for the photo with you and the recovered Flighty Girl. I bet you'll check all the piping next time 😉 Welcome Allen, and a great start to your postings. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 157
22nd Sep 2017 23:09  
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Doug if your a good boy santa may bring you one of these boat stands for christmas.cheers Marky

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
23rd Sep 2017 00:11  
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Rats, then I guess I'll have to make my own! 🤔
Hmm! Tumty tumty tumty tum ....
Heh! wadda ya know! It woiks, even with a heavy submarine 😉
Howdaya like my Easter Island tissue dispenser?
Cheers Doug 😎


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
23rd Sep 2017 02:02  
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... and welcome to Rolfman2000 as the fourth member of the 'Wet Nuts' club! 👍😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
AllenA
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 69
23rd Sep 2017 08:16  
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As thick skinned as I am, I am buckling under the pressure and embarassment. Does anyone have a good plan for an easy and replicable boat stand? I will then paint it to look like a tissue box.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
23rd Sep 2017 10:42  
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Brilliant idea 👍
Building instructions follow shortly! 😎
Have an idea, but can't do anything today as we have the first match in the new ten pin league bowling season today. Wish me luck, or Gut Holz as my teammates say! (Good Wood😉)


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
kiss it
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 10
27th Sep 2017 22:14  
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You do know that it's recommended to never swim or risk your life for a model boat? (I guess I really don't know how deep the water is?) Do what I do; take a fishing rod and reel out with you and a couple of plastic or rubber practice casting plugs, and you get to hone up your fishing skills to retrieve your boat safely. It's really an effective way to reach your model... of course, not really if your boat is now a submarine!... Doug Samrah :)

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
27th Sep 2017 22:54  
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B......t! Who recommends that!?
Depends how confident you are in the water.
How far can you chuck your fishing line?
Anyway, fishing is boring as hell.😡
Apart from that, the locals here would probably lynch me if I started hauling out on the back-swing for a fishing line right next to the Biergarten. Doug.
PS: wish there was a 'Don't like' button.


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 167
27th Sep 2017 23:08  
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I thought you were the founder Doug or are you going by the date. ? It doesn't take much to swing a rod to make a cast

kiss it
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 10
27th Sep 2017 23:15  
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P.S. you can Don't like all you want, but the truth is people have died retrieving models by trying to swim for them... good luck on YOUR next outing... Fishing is boring as hell for those who don't know how to catch fish,,, by the way! :( Here you try and suggest some thing helpful and all you get is CRAP thrown at you. From now on I'll stay on my side of the pond! Good Riddance!

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
28th Sep 2017 06:44  
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Hi John, going by date, so You were the founder! 👍
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
28th Sep 2017 06:53  
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Each to his own 'Kiss it'. ex Spunky' the hydrofoil man !?
I stand by 'it depends on your confidence in the water'. Common sense dictates if you can't swim you don't try it.
And yes I do know how to catch fish (or did long time ago!)
I used to go sea fishing with my Grandfathers; either off the pier in Folkestone or out in the channel in a small boat!
THAT was interesting.
Tried river fishing once, and it bored the hell out of me.
Bye bye. (10 posts in 6 years!)
Doug


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
28th Sep 2017 07:05  
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By the way Allen,
'kiss it' or 'Spunky' (?) was closer to the mark with 'Unknown Streaker' than he knew! Streaker is another colloquial meaning of Flitze or Flitzer if male!
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
colinhubbard
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 186
28th Sep 2017 10:12  
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Yep I agree with you, the lake I test on varies in depth from1/2 fathom round sides to 16.5 fathoms in middle with hidden snags under water I wouldn't dream of going for my models. I always have a marker float attached to 20metres of 20lb line, just in case one sinks and I always sail within 30 metres which is an easy casting range for my telescopic fishing rod. Don't listen to the doubting brigade they probably haven't had to retrieve a model in difficult circumstances, any way I accept that someone will always grumble if you disturb them while retrieving, but better that than the loss of a vintage model as most of my boats are over 50 years old.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
28th Sep 2017 12:29  
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PS to Kiss It / Spunky; wasn't it Senator Truman who said
"If you don't like the heat, get out of the kitchen" ?
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
AllenA
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 69
28th Sep 2017 13:04  
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No need for the Hooha. In some waters I would have broken out the snorkel and breathing tank. One, I'm not stupid, two, I can swim, Three, the water was just over 3 feet, Four, I am an exhibitionist. Unbekannte Flitze, you have a lot to answer for!

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
28th Sep 2017 13:24  
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Agree Allen 👍 exactly my point! If you know what you're doing ....!
I have the snorkel, flippers and mask but stopped short of the tanks etc. Already have enough money eating hobbies. 😉
Cheers Doug
PS now have the ingredients together for your 'Deluxe Tissue Box Boat Stand', more soon 😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1356
28th Sep 2017 14:09  
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Allen and Doug
I see that you both do not sail with or belong to a model boat sailing club so are sailing mainly on your own.

Most model boat clubs will have completed a risk assessment and produced guidance and club rules to protect both the members and public. If the waters are Council owned this can be quite a task and can result in permission being removed if not followed.
Waters are not easily found and can be lost because of the actions of one individual.

Whilst I can sympathise with the desire to recover a sinking/stopped or sunken model there are ways to do this safely. We have an RC rescue boat but I have also used long poles and fishing rods with lines. We also have waders to allow recovery from near the bank under trees etc as well as a boat and life jackets, if necessary, but not I suggest without having help on shore in case of difficulties.

You are of course entitled to risk your own life but this is a hobby for me and I suspect many of our members and I prefer to avoid unnecessary life threatening risks.

Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 157
28th Sep 2017 16:43  
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how about a child on the end of a piece of rope ,throw child in after distressed boat/ Ship child gets into difficulty rescue services are called rescue child and boat at the same time problem solved , again Scottish humour not a serious suggestion . Cheers Marky👍

AllenA
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 69
28th Sep 2017 18:47  
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Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.

Albert Einstein

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
28th Sep 2017 19:40  
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Sorry Mark, a little too Black for me 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1034
28th Sep 2017 20:10  
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Hi Allen, from the same source-
"The brain is not for storing facts, it is for thinking, and knowing where to find the facts."
How right he was, facts suppress creativity!
Motto of my last company was "Pushing limits!"
All the best, Doug 😎 PS he would have loved Google and co!


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 157
2nd Oct 2017 23:29  
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A public information poster I guess if the goverment tells us to do it we do it .NOT!!!Cheers Marky


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onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 167
4th Oct 2017 17:03  
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My SCUBA tanks got left behind when we moved and I couldn't get back for it as our old house was boarded up in 15 mins after we left and we are an hour plus away . It was old but it worked fine . I could have cried but likely as not it would have gone anyway when I got back.

SelwynWilliams
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 29
4th Oct 2017 17:50  
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My ships haven't come in as they sank off Chesil Beach. I bought the rights to five 1795 shipwrecks and one 1888 shipwreck and used scuba gear to find artefacts from those wrecks. The attached photos are of two different size unidentified objects from a 1795 wreck that had cavalry on board so they might be something to do with a blacksmiths wagon. They are about 4 or 5 inches across the mouth. Suggestions welcome.


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onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 167
4th Oct 2017 18:56  
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They look as though they might be formers that fit into the top of the anvil and may be for forming bits. Just my opinion of course. John 👍

marky
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 157
4th Oct 2017 20:58  
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If they were bronze they would bevto sost to be fullers ,bronze goes very brittle if it is hammered when red hot ,best guess would be bronze bearings 2 halves fitting round an axle shaft

onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 167
4th Oct 2017 21:05  
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Ah I never realised they were bronze. In which case I concur👍

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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4th Oct 2017 21:35  
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Or part of a small gun mount or carriage, like a Minion or Falconet?
Approx 3" calibre small anti-personnel weapons and/or field cannon.
Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
jarvo
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 443
4th Oct 2017 21:40  
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They look like trunnion bushes for mounting cannon barrel to the wooden mounting


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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4th Oct 2017 21:43  
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Great minds Mark👍


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
SelwynWilliams
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 29
4th Oct 2017 23:57  
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They are bronze and we first thought they were trunnions for a bronze cannon but I've been told by a cannon expert they are nothing to do with cannons but I think they may well be axle bearings possibly for a forge cart that would be part of a troop of cavalry that were on board with their horses in the 1795 transport.