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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden voyage
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Trident73,
    I see you are in Sevenoaks, I am curious, I see you you run your boats on a river. Is it on the Medway/ Are you not worried if anything should happen (not trying to be a Jonah).
    How would you receive or do you take a recovery R/C boat with you.
    That would always be my concern.
    I have run my boats up on the Norfolk Broads but that was only because I kept a dingy in the Boat yard that I could use near my own Cabin Cruiser I had there. Or actually out on the river when I was following it a bout 50 yards behind it. People used to look amassed when they saw a small boat out on the river. I heard someone shout out to me once "watch out mate your going to run over someone's toy boat".

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    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Comm0dore-H,,
    That's some name, I used to keep Tropical marine Fish. Mainly Lion Fish. But I knew that one as the Trigger Fish which is it normal name in English.
    So the Hawai'ian's.
    This name was too simple and boring for the imaginative Hawaiian people who love stories, legends, and myths. They decided to name it Humuhumunukunukuapua`a.

    Don't you just love people with great imaginative brains.
    Not an easy word to remember or even say.
    When I saw the picture I thought that cannot be right that's a Trigger Fish. I never actually kept one of those I did keep Powder Blue's, Clown fish. Lion Fish and Banded Cat Shark's, Copper Banded Butterfly Fish and a Regal Tang. Used to have two tanks. That was when I was working and was able to afford to keep them. It becomes an expensive hobby. Even keeping the water to a specific Ph and running a Reverse Osmosis Unit. I used to sell the water to other people that had marine tanks at the time as well.
    We also kept and showed Afghan Hounds we also breed them some years back, But have been completely pet free now for over 14 years. After loosing the last 2 Afghans it comes too hard on the emotions and we decided enough was enough.
    No more. Plus we are now too if we took ion another dog they would out live us and that would not be fair on them.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 29" Double Horse 7007 Flying Fish
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I have an old bath at the bottom of the garden for boat testing, I put that there as when I used to test my boats with IC engines it didn't stink the house out being near the back door. Not like my dad when I was a kid starting and running a ED Hunter 3.46 cc in our bathroom. My mum didn't even say a word. ut after 15 minutes he stopped it as even with the small window that we had in there it was full of exhaust smoke and fumes. That was a one off, after that it was only ever run on the pond or with a gravity fed cooling water pipe in the garden

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 29" Double Horse 7007 Flying Fish
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I would use silicone grease on the shaft, but that is just my opinion. As that's what i use on my boats. Silicone grease is a water resistant one. But to each his own we all have different opinions. I stopped using other greases as I found they tended to gum up and then solidify.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Just answered todays question, know nothing about submarines other than they disappear under water for months at a time. lucky guess, I got it right today.

    ๐Ÿ“ The all new Citroen 2CV or the poor man's Rolls Royce
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That's a CitoRoller

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 29" Double Horse 7007 Flying Fish
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I don't know if you can still get then, but I bought from B&M some what they were selling called swimming snake's I think. They were in the children's toy isles. They were like those polystyrene lagging tubes but not hollow. Also came in different colours. they were a lot longer than those grey lagging pipe ones and would go all the way down the side of the boat.

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hermank, We are very restricted on where we can run these engines over here now. There are many places that are banning them. I have sold off all of mine. I had 6 that had never been run, a Zenoah that I had blinged it all up fitted a clutch and an electric start and run it in ready to install in a boat. (Here is a picture of my Zenoah I had Cost me over ยฃ500 an I only got ยฃ275 on Ebay for it) Also removed 4 engines out of boats that hadn't had more that a couple of hours running and sold them all off on Ebay. I live in an area where I have nowhere where I can use an IC/ petrol engine.

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Todays was a well lucky guess.
    I know nothing about siling boats. I never wanted anything to do with them when I messed about with boats up on the Norfolk Broads for the 50 odd years I was boating up there. It looked like too much hard work.
    I stuck with outboards until I could afford a boat with an inboard with an outdrive. It was a 1962 Norwegian built Ancas Sea Queen with a Volvo 1600cc converted to marine with a AQ80 Outdrive. It was the first of the boat Outdrives before Mercury built them. These 21' boats were built for use on the Norwegian Fjords and some had the cabin roofs removed and were removed for racing.

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I just lost 4% as I went for retrieval. It was a toss up between that and recovery, I would never have gone for haulout. Even when I went through the ownership of my 3 different boats, my brother and me we both used the two words between us, recovery and retrieval. Never haualout. Maybe even winch it out. OH well there we go again. -%.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: NQD PX-16
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi CB90,
    Where did you get the Flying fish from? did you buy it new or was that another off of Ebay or somewhere else?

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Me I just took a guess and plumbed for The Mediterranean.
    Lucky guess it put my % up from 86 to 90.
    I might just loose it again in the next day or so though.
    Who knows with the way it goes on here.

    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Roy
    Thanks for your reply, glad I didn't offend you.
    As far as cleaning brass goes I use this on my classic Rover car on the chrome and it works wonders on all types of metals like brass, copper, aluminium and even stainless steel.
    The price on this box is a bit out of date now I think as when I buy it I usually buy two at a time.
    You can get it at Halfords and most good car accessory shops.

    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi RoyCV,
    Yes I did see your comment on the window cleaner solution. But not everyone would take that into consideration. I was not criticising your comment intentionally, I was just try to make a friendly warning to those who may not have ever handled this liquid before. If they could get hold of Ammonia they may just try using it as it is. It is also not a good liquid to keep in the house if there is children in the house and as you know it's an evil substance if NOT handled properly. I spent 26 years working in dry cleaning using this product in a solution of 70% neat along with Peroxide and several other acids for removing stains on clothing and knowing just how lethal they can be. It was a job I enjoyed and the pressing of the clothing once I had cleaned it. I was saddened when I had to pack the job in. Then a follow up of 17 yeas of bus driving was an awful job, it was heaven when it came to retirement day.

    I do apologise if it came over if I was being critical of your post. I wasn't.

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here is another video. Showing just how brave they get if then want to get food for their young. This went on for over a couple of hours. I was up there for a week and they kept coming back every day for prolonged visits. Several times a day.




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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I have tried adding a bit of video from a Norfolk Potter Heigham fishing trip. This is what a fishing trip is makes my day worth it even more if I don't catch anything.
    Yes it has worked, Found how I can add my wildlife video's.



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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This was while fishing on the canal, I think The Grand Union Canal? along the Stoke Road in Bletchley Milton Keynes. Mother and baby out for a swim and a bumble Bee collecting some nectar to take back to the hive.
    I always stop there for a couple of days fishing in the Motorhome when we are on our way on a drop in visit to our son in Heywood Manchester. I leave my lovely wife in the vehicle doing her thing and using the mobile internet that's been fitted.

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I have been trying to upload its of video. every time it comes up as it finish's loading invalid file. My video's I think are great. But they just wont load. Wildlife when I am fishing in Norfolk makes my day, I could sit for 7 or 8 hours and not catch a thing and my day would have been amazing. Why can't these video's load???

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Riviera
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That's SEX on a stand waiting for R/C to get on water.

    I can't wait to see her being transformed then the video of her maiden voyage.

    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    BEWARE WITH AMMONIA, when you are using it it will hut your eyes and your lungs when you are breathing it in. It also burns your skin. I used to use it when I worked in a dry cleaners for removing blood stains. I always keep some at home, but I never let my wife use it, it is lethal stuff.
    I thought that there is now laws on being able to buy it due to these idiots that throw it to burn peoples faces.

    But getting back to bending plywood I have only ever dampened it and steamed it into shape then let it dry. That is how my father showed me when we used to build model boats together, even done that to form the side stringers.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought with Aircraft Carriers and Planes in MAY 1942 one month before the Battle of Midway June 1942. Both of these battle with Aircraft Carriers only lasted a few days. Once again I only know a few navy facts due to my late dear old navy dad. He should never have got into the Navy as he was colour blind. He never did tell us how he done it all I know is that him and his best mate and what became my Uncle both went together when they went to sign up.

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Terra Firma???
    I Have spent many hours out on a boat sea fishing mostly at Newhaven, sometimes at Deal. Getting off of a boat after 10 to 12 hours, even so called Terra Firma still seems to move about.
    Mind you if I wasn't catching fish or I didn't have something to focus my eyes on I used to get pretty sea sick. My dad used to say he was ashamed of me, " Son of a Navy man sea sick, was not a good example". I would reply "Not my fault should have given birth to me out on a ship after all mum was a Wren"๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    ROGAL118,
    Don't you have your shoes on the wrong feet? or is it your feet on the wrong legs? I think I am confused now.
    When I had my little boat all though it was only on the Norfolk Broads, RED was PORT left and GREEN was STARBOARD right. That's also what my dad taught me, he was in the navy.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    YEP, I got it wrong as well today. I read it about 3 times and still didn't read it correctly. I assumed no matter what way you are the ACTUAL LEFT side of the boat is PORT. Trick question ??

    ๐Ÿ“ FUN AT THE BOAT RAMP
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I didn't notice a boat at the ramp. Moon was out early though.

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    How can you get this one wrong?? the answer is in the question?? DERR!!!! Even I found that.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: NQD PX-16
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    CB90
    My nice new brass propellors arrived today, earlier than predicted. I am very impressed. What a great service from them. I would definitely buy from them again. Thanks again for the informattion on where to buy them

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I love your Opel car what bis the model?how old is she please?

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Razor1955,
    I love your comment. ***
    "You "kids" don't know you're born with all this proportional stuff"
    I looked on your profile an#d you don't give your age, maybe the give away is the 1955 in your Avatar title.
    If so then you are still just a bit of a kid to me I ama 1950 kid.
    My first boat was an RAF Crash Tender, no radio control my parents said they couldn't afford that. So it was a case of set the boat running in a circle and either wait for it to run out of diesel fuel ao arrive at the other side of the pond. Which ever came first.
    It had a ED Hunter 3.46cc diesel engine in it.
    I got the boat for my nineth birthday in August 1959 and the engine for my Christmas present that year.
    OH to be a kid again. My wife thinks I still am, I have a shed full of model boats, I have put some on Ebay to sell some, but I am going to keep the other Aerokit one's I still have. But I recently sold of 3 Aerokits Crash Tenders, a built 46" and a 46" kit and a 1994 34'5" Aerokits kit. It was a 50 year model release by Aerokits that I had stored in my shed unmade. But I do have a 28" scratch built Crash Tender that I made from drawing around all the parts of the 34'5" model and reducing on an Epson A3 printer.



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