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    Night Watch
    To WO Cashrc, Lt. Erroll,
    Commodore
    and the Western Fleet. May I extend heartiest Thanksgiving congratulations to you all. Lt.Cdr Nerys and the Bristol Channel Patrol.
    13 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Hi Cash, Yes, I can see the need for a second military craft in your organisation and perhaps the way forward would be a Christmas donation from the
    Commodore
    . In the Bristol Channel Patrol there is talk of a further craft to augment our activities. Midshipman Thompson has proved his ability during my current enforced absence and I think should retain his command. The Llynges Frenhinol Gymreig, the Welsh Navy, have offered to lend me one of their fast patrol boats, currently laid up, on my return to duty. I have not discussed this with the Fleet Admiral yet but I cannot see him objecting as there will be no cost to this organisation and we will be able to carry out patrols with greater coverage. Just keep your rabbits under control, I'm thinking of harnessing some of the local tame dragons for fire power Lt.Cdr. Nerys
    22 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night Watch
    "does that mean my wife (the
    Commodore
    ) has to take orders from me?๐Ÿคฃ" Yes Warrant, most definitely! Your Kevlar vest and underpants ๐Ÿ˜ฎ together with padded survival suit and bullet proof helmet have been indented for and are on their way to you by express courier. Remind the '
    Commodore
    ' (Preferably by text message from the next state!๐Ÿ˜‰) that she is only an Acting
    Commodore
    !! Which is an honorary rank which can be withdrawn at the discretion of the Fleet Admiral, ... safe on the other side of the Pond ๐Ÿ˜ We trust that Hon Lt jg Ferrol ๐Ÿฑ will stand by you in your hour of need ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคž Good luck Warrant, Who Dares - Wins ๐Ÿคž FLEET//๐Ÿ˜Ž
    25 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Accepted
    Commodore
    ,. As you were. (Don't we all wish ourselves that sometimes?๐Ÿ˜‰) ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    "Well you are a lucky boy Doug." Being a little 'familiar' with your Fleet Admiral aren't we
    Commodore
    !?๐Ÿ˜  Don't let Flag Rank go to your head!๐Ÿ˜‰ FLEET//๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    "Did you say hair Doug!!" Sure did
    Commodore
    , I still have a full head plus beard๐Ÿ˜Š On the rare occasions I could be aboard during the sea trials of the ships I had worked on, at least in the design / negotiation stage, I loved the feel of the wind in my face as the ship/boat worked up to full speed. If the ship had open bridge wings that's where you would find me! The Germans call that the "Fahrtwind" ๐Ÿ˜ฎ although I never smelt anything other than salt!๐Ÿ˜ FLEET// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    My secret boat
    So, that's the sort of command you get when you become a
    Commodore
    . Cheers, Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Ageing
    Just heard on the radio, Cliff Richard singing Congratulations, just for you Martin๐Ÿ˜ well done
    Commodore
    ๐Ÿ‘ cheers Peter
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Welcome aboard R. Adm. Ed ๐Ÿ‘ I trust you will shortly be issuing the patrol orders, incl. your Training Plan, for tonight's Middle and Morning watches!? Please keep me under advisement wrt negotiations with Chief Cash and his '
    Commodore
    ' ref acquisition of a new Patrol Vessel for the Western Squadron and the disposition / disposal of the tug St Jacinto. Weather report Munich Operations Area attached. Reports from all Operational Areas / Hotspots expected by 00:00 hours. Plain sailing and a quiet night to all, FLEET// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Admiral's
    Nope! After that only seniority (years of service in that rank) counts. The Sea Lords are selected from the various Admiral grades. I believe that occasionally a 3rd Sea Lord was a
    Commodore
    . The current (since June 2019) 1st Sea Lord is 'only' an Admiral (NATO OF-9), Tony Radakin. Pic is from 2015 when he was a Rear Admiral. Cheers Adm. of the Fleet (1 year), NATO officer code OF-10 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Very good Chief๐Ÿ‘ "Alls quiet so far this evening, with the exception of an Oklahoman rabbit intrusion near HQ." Use of buckshot load authorised. I trust that Lt jg Errol Cat is trained in the use of the 3 pounder scattergun!? Good luck with the negotiations with the
    Commodore
    and her Appropriations Committee๐Ÿคž If it helps I'm sure that Rear Admiral Western Fleet will arrange special passes to the Admiral's Club for you.๐Ÿ˜‰ Carry on Chief. My best to the
    Commodore
    . FLEET//๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Admiral's
    Behave? ME? You do know I was a USAF crew chief on F-16s, which means Iโ€™m one of the โ€œrabbleโ€. Worse yet, Iโ€™m a North Texas good old boy with nerdy tendencies, which, in retrospect, is a really bad combination. Shoot..I AM the rabble๐Ÿ˜ Think Iโ€™ll go downstairs and interrupt the
    Commodore
    while sheโ€™s watching the classic movie channel, tell her I want a raise๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    3 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Do you Hear there Promotion announcement
    Please welcome to the mess newly promoted WO Bryan-the-pirate. I have so many ranks as I'm a: Captain when operating a vessel,
    Commodore
    when with the local group. Warrant Officer on here and Chief cook and bottle washer at home.
    3 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate
    Response
    Re: Rear Admiral!
    Hearty Congratulations Admiral ๐Ÿ‘ You are herewith assigned duties as Flag Officer Fleet Tug Squadron. So get steam up and get yourself over to the Operations Centre, Ostpark Lake pronto for your Flag raising ceremony! Where are you going to hoist your flag, which vessel? You will continue to report to me as Fleet Admiral and to Stephen as Secretary of the Navy ๐Ÿ˜ I'll look by for a celebratory pink gin (or two) when SHMBO commitments permit ๐Ÿ™„ So now there's a
    Commodore
    appointment open!? Capt. Martin555 - get a shift on with your next Build Blog or Capt. Rob might beat you to it!!๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers, FLEET // ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    I think you mean Rhein Cash๐Ÿ˜‰ but an excellent subject nonetheless๐Ÿ‘ http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/10_18/products_id/303 Go for it! Especially if you've already started it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck with the PBR acquisition๐Ÿคž Regards to the '
    Commodore
    '! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Think I might be able to talk the
    Commodore
    into releasing the funds sometime late November early December...we shall see.๐Ÿ˜Š I have a partially built Deans Marine Wacht am Rhine that might be next up, but sheโ€™ll be civilian use only. However, the Japanese PT Iโ€™ve been referring to is a Robbe PT15 in my kit โ€œstashโ€. That would also work well for the Western Fleet!
    3 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Thanks for report Chief ๐Ÿ‘ Sorry to hear of San Jacinto's troubles. But I guess that's what happens when you ask a ship to do things she wasn't designed for! Apropos financing of new river patrol vessel- Suggest you take the
    Commodore
    for a romantic candlelight dinner in the best restaurant in your area of operations. I'm assuming you didn't mean
    Commodore
    Ed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ The Dean's Marine Piber is an excellent choice for Red River operations๐Ÿ‘ Their kits are excellent quality with everything you need except the electronics. I have their HMS Manxman kit and was impressed with the quality, comprehensive fittings supplied and the build instructions. Happy building. Admire Lt Errol Cat's diligence in the anti-rabbit incursion patrols, but wonder if he may be distracted by fish contacts in Red River? ๐Ÿ™„ Cheers, FLEET // ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    PO Hargett reporting. Texas Squadron flagship โ€œSan Jacintoโ€ maintenance complied with. However, Iโ€™ve been told by the chief engineer that she might not be with us for long. Having a hard time keeping flank speed due to inadequate boiler pressure, several hull cracks have been noted and repaired due to numerous run ins with Oklahoma insurgents, and sheโ€™s just old. Iโ€™ve taken the liberty of inspecting whatโ€™s berthed in the McKinney dockyards, several tugs and launches, a police cruiser and thereโ€™s a new search and rescue boat coming out of the yard, but nothing military capable. Thereโ€™s still the option of the Japanese PT boat that is in CKD (complete knocked down) status, or I might approach the
    Commodore
    to see if funds can be released for something more suitable. Thereโ€™s a builder on your side of the pond, Deans Marine I think is the name, has a riverine PBR that would be very well suited for the missions we get here. Please advise as to best course of action. LT Errol Cat has taken the launch with a few marines to investigate rumors of more Oklahoma rabbit hit and run operations, I have full confidence in his capabilities to accomplish his mission. We have the San Jacinto steaming into Lake Texoma, will make full report soon. PO Cash Hargett
    3 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Night Watch
    You guys and gals are doing a great job. And as usual I'll be in my Stateroom! Keep up the good work! Oh, look at the watch bill...โ€ฆ Figtree7nts /
    Commodore
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Passing the buck again eh
    Commodore
    !!๐Ÿ˜‰ G'night, sleep well๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    I'm not sure who's next on watch! But, I know it's not me! G'night all Oh, before I forget! Congratulations goes to Nerys!๐Ÿ‘ Job well done on the promotion!
    Commodore
    , Figtree7nts! Night all, I'll be in my State Room!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Night Watch
    OK, who's next on the watch bill? I'm retiring to my state room! Keep her on a steady course! Figtree7nts,
    Commodore
    ! G'night all!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Sorry Fleet you misunderstood me, I was referring to those junior to yourself, you have the right to do as you like, but I was wondering if there was anyone else on board. Sure we'll have a nice quiet patrol tonight, we'll ask the
    Commodore
    and the Lieutenant if they have any preferences as to course. Weather is good, WO Rooky brought the outlook on board. G'night Sir.
    3 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night Watch
    What an excellent crew! You guys keep an outstand watch! Bravo Zulu, Job well done! Figtree7nts,
    Commodore
    ! Good night all!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Re: Ocean Going Tug: Atlantic
    Commodore
    , In the light of budget overruns and an unfriendly Congressional Committee, You are herewith explicitly forbidden to commence construction of the Atlantic until Brooklyn has passed her sea trials and been accepted!!๐Ÿ˜‰ Trials report and Acceptance Certificate expected before the onset of winter and freezing of the Hartford Sea.โ„๏ธ Good luck with the 'Beast' ๐Ÿคž Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Ocean Going Tug: Atlantic
    So not the Patriot or the Smit after all ED! Whatever, enjoy the build. I'm sure she'll look magnificent like your Brooklyn ๐Ÿ‘ Where have you bought the Atlantic? Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž Permission to retire to your Stateroom granted
    Commodore
    . I'm about to do the same ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ด
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Work with Balsa wood
    Hi Cash, You might have an issue if you get mixed up between model and baby Chief ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ Your balsa experience mirrors mine, back to the dark ages when I was 11! Tempus fugit - on delta wings! Dope is almost impossible to find here (Germany) now, damn EU rules n regs! So I use diluted varnish or water based EzeKote resin instead. Painting is the part that causes me the most heartache and takes the most time as well! Main ingredient is Patience, Buckets of it!! All the best to you and your newly appointed
    Commodore
    other half. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Chief Cash! ๐Ÿ˜  I'm disappointed in you! I'll expect your recipe for whiskey bbq burger, seasoned fries on my desk at 0800 ZULU, 1000 CET, 0400 EST sharp.๐Ÿ˜‹ THEN maybe we can turn a blind eye ๐Ÿ™ˆ to this minor aberration of yours.
    Commodore
    is informed! Sgn: ADM, CO-PNFD. Signal received from First Sea Lord Chief, essence as follows- Your CO has been granted an HONORARY Commission as
    Commodore
    in the Texas Navy. There are explicitly NO Executive or Command rights bestowed with this honour!!
    Commodore
    Figtree retains Operational Command of the Western Squadron as before. Carry on Chief (as best you can!๐Ÿค” Our thoughts are with you๐Ÿ˜‚)
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Yr wyf yn siลตr y gallwch Warrant ๐Ÿ‘ Western Squadron appears to be out of action due to "extenuating circumstances"๐Ÿ™„ (Odd! Thought the USN was all dry? All that Coke๐Ÿ˜ OK in Bacardi though๐Ÿ˜‹ Free Cuba!) The Admiral digresses in his old age! But the
    Commodore
    just came aboard, Hi Ed! I'll leave it to his judgement to take any necessary disciplinary action with the Texas Navy. Hope he doesn't start another North vs South civil war! Carry on Chaps & Chapess "You're all doing veery well!" (No prize for identifying where that comes from๐Ÿ˜‰) Sgn: Fl. Adm, CO Pure Nonsense & Fun Division. CO-PNFD. Action: IMMEDIATE.
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Carry on Ed (Admirals can get away with being a bit familiar with
    Commodore
    s๐Ÿ˜) But not with that nice new lady Lt. in the CIC if you please
    Commodore
    !!๐Ÿ˜ (Any members not wishing to receive email Notifications about JFF Threads like this (which several seem to enjoy) please go to your Account and switch off notifications for New Replies and Trending Topics. You will still receive notifications for Private Messages and Weekly News. Thank you.)
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Shame about the show Warrant. Guess it's the same old story:- little or no turnover - no repeat show appearance. In that respect we are all responsible: we buy online (cos we're too lazy to get off our b**s) so local shops go - so we buy online ... Same with the show traders๐Ÿ˜ "a 1/100 scratch built Bismarck in stainless steel" Ye Gods and little fishes๐Ÿ˜ฎ What sort of masochist gives himself such a punishing task!? Re Clara- Full name Clara May, built 1891, a coastal trading ketch. There were three of this type built somewhere in the West Country apparently. There's a book on the three ships which you can buy, or find a library with a copy, here- https://www.worldcat.org/title/agnes-the-clara-may-and-the-traly-three-westcountry-ketches-with-a-little-history/oclc/156891180&referer=brief_results Have fun with her๐Ÿ‘ Wishing you a peaceful watch Warrant. I see that Lt. Marky and Chiefs Nerys and ChrisF have also reported aboard and that the
    Commodore
    is available๐Ÿ‘ so the ship's in good hands and the Admiral can sleep soundly ๐Ÿ˜Š BTW Warrant: let's not stand on ceremony - just call me Admiral or Fleet ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ G'night All, ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค Just found some more Clara May info "The Clara May was built at Plymouth harbour and launched in 1891. It was a typical west coast of England trading ketch which could enter and easily manoeuver in all kinds of harbours for loading and unloading of merchandise directly on the pier. At first it carried a polacre rigging (?) which was later changed to a ketch rigging, by which name it is known. In 1926 its rigging was reduced and it had a 2 cylinder 50 HP semidiesel (?) engine installed. The Clara May remained in service till 1953." Maybe Nerys can explain what poleacre rigging is? I ain't got the foggiest!
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    PO Hargett reporting from the west. Seas calm, small cool front approaching. Weather officer warns slight risk of storms, nothing we canโ€™t handle. Ships Cat Errol watching some rather suspicious looking rabbits on shore, but theyโ€™re keeping their distance. Will be engaged next few days, itโ€™s my COโ€™s Fiftieth, Iโ€™ll be keeping an eye on her when she goes ashore. Iโ€™ve just been informed that my CO has given herself a promotion to
    Commodore
    . Donโ€™t think thatโ€™s regulation, but Iโ€™m in no position to argue, a good NCO does what heโ€™s told.๐Ÿคฃ
    4 months ago by Cashrc
    Forum
    Night Watch
    On your toes lads and lasses. The
    Commodore
    is aboard!! Hi Ed.๐Ÿ‘ (Admirals are allowed to say that to
    Commodore
    s! ๐Ÿ˜‰) ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    GLUE FOR ABS
    I used acetone for internal reinforcing strips (ABS to ABS) or sticking an ABS bracket to the hull etc. You just use a small paint brush and run some acetone along the edge while clamping the part. You have to be careful on the outside as it will mark the ABS finish if you get a run. I'm assuming it's still the same material Graupner used to make hulls out of (I had a
    Commodore
    and still have an Optimist from the 70s). Try a drop on some scrap to see if it will melt the ABS. If it does, you can also make an ABS 'putty' from scrap material softened with acetone for smoothing a seam etc (sets fast though).
    4 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Magnetic motors
    Mornin'
    Commodore
    , You have command Ed. I'll be in my stateroom. G'night all ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ด
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    USCG Sprinkles in Action
    Hi
    Commodore
    , As already posted in response to your Media Gallery post- "Sorry
    Commodore
    (!) That won't work ๐Ÿค” You have to put the video up on YouTube first and then post the link here. Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž " You can't upload video here directly. This is to prevent the site server getting swamped with GBs / TBs of video data. Doug
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: USCG Sprinkles in Action
    Sorry
    Commodore
    (!) That won't work ๐Ÿค” You have to put the video up on YouTube and then post the link here. Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    New forum rankings.
    Why is everybody all bent out of shape! It's all make believe I was an admiral and even. I was busted down to
    Commodore
    ! ๐Ÿค• Who cares it's all in fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ Just have Fun...โ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ‘ Are we all humbled by the new ranking system! Cheers, Ed
    Commodore
    !
    9 months ago by figtree7nts


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