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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Another one with distorted facts, unless you regard Port Morseby as an aircraft carrier. The Australian bombers that were involved came from land bases. Midway is regarded as the first real naval battle fought by aircraft carriers.๐Ÿค”

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    The wreck found off Haiti in 2003 was thought to be the Santa Maria. Three of the possible answers were the usual suspects so even if you did not know the answer Mr Tenchโ€™s flagship stands out even though the location is wrong.

    ๐Ÿ“ Back to my workshop
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Here are pictures of my impulse buys, will keep me going for a while to get them all in the water again.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Wow, this one is difficult
    ๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ Back to my workshop
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    While I was โ€œexcludedโ€ from my workshop I managed to acquire a decent size test tank. ๐Ÿ˜‡

    ๐Ÿ“ Back to my workshop
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Today will be my first day back in my workshop since December last year.
    Have to look at the โ€œimpulseโ€ acquisitions I made while I was recovering. A part built Krick U25, a Deans Marine HMS Royal Marine and a Billings White Star. All of which need to be completed or restored.
    First I need to install and commission the milling machine that I bought last November.
    I intend completing my Titan Tug before starting on the restores.
    I soon be able to complete the articles on model boat wiring as well.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    The first nuclear powered ship, IE surface vessel, was the soviet ice breaker Lenin. Submarines are NOT ships.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    With ships name, captains name and date, AI got 2 out of three - better than some of its other questions and answers.๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Try Die Stem, that may fix it ๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    I live in Banbury, a market town in North Oxfordshire. It is claimed that Jonathan Swift spent time in Banbury and Gulliver was a local family name in the area. There is stone in a local church yard with the name on it.

    Gulliver sailed on the Hopewell in his third voyage which is supposed to end in Japan.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Longstone Lighthouse is the correct answer, Grace Darling was a famous keeper of the lighthouse so Grace Darlingโ€™s Lighthouse is a nickname. So much for AI.
    ๐Ÿค”

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Do water wings qualify as a PFD?

    I was taught that a protective firearm device was anything with more firepower than the opposition

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Another one where the correct answer is none of the above. Robin Knox-Johnston Was the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Slocum stopped in many places in his three year voyage.

    ๐Ÿ“ Calling it a day.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Bill, sorry to hear about your challenges, all I can say Iโ€™d do not give in. Sometimes there is a glimmer of light in the darkest places.

    I can sympathise with you as I have had health issues since December and just when I think itโ€™s over there are complications but now I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
    Hope you can find the same light.
    Regards
    Ed

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Sheer madness ๐Ÿ˜œ

    ๐Ÿ“ Blast from my past
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    This one none of the kit was used, the original parts were used as templates to cut aircraft quality birch ply parts and it was skinned with the same type of ply.

    ๐Ÿ“ Blast from my past
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Jumpugly you are correct, it was a Dumas kit but the streamlining was custom made using glass fibre.
    I had the smaller Dumas Thriftaway Two with a Veco .19,
    Also quick but nowhere near the speed of this one.

    ๐Ÿ“ Blast from my past
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Found this picture of one of my fathers boats. This was taken in the early โ€˜70s. It was very fast and very noisy.
    Wish I had one of it running, the rooster tail was really impressive.

    ๐Ÿ“ Relax for a few days.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Wolfe, I can smell the sea when I look at these pictures๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks for the posts, I will be giving Deans Marine some โ€œexcellent โ€œ write ups were ever I can. People like this do not deserve to be in business.๐Ÿ˜”

    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Has anyone here had issues with this crowd. I ordered a drawing from them and they wanted ยฃ7.50 for postage, when I questioned them about this, the dropped the charge to ยฃ7.00. Royal Mail 2nd class large letter is ยฃ2.50.
    In any case at worst I should have received it last week. After numerous calls they told me that they had posted it and that if they had to get a tracking number from Royal Mail it would take 3 weeks. I repliedโ›ต that was not good enough and I wanted a refund. The person at Deans Marine then became abusive.
    I would warn anyone to avoid there guys as they are not as professional as they claim to be.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    The Egyptians are known to have had a navy before 1200 BC.
    The old kingdom used ships for military purposes (2575 - 2130) including organised defence of the kingdom.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Roy, hope you recover quickly

    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Royal Marine
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Has anyone built Deans Marineโ€™s HMS Royal Marine

    ๐Ÿ“ The games we play
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    @CTSMBC How about โ€œRichard Craniumโ€ if you want to be polite ๐Ÿ˜†

    You can take a South African out of South Africa but their sense of humour remains South African

    ๐Ÿ“ The games we play
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    I was a member of a society for many years but when the chairman would not stand again the vote was โ€œsteeredโ€ to select a new chairman who is unfortunately โ€œInebriated with the Exuberance of His Own Verbosityโ€, I left the society. ๐Ÿ˜ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    My sincere condolences

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Todays question is total rubbish, the only sailing rig that I have seen with a raked mast are cats and trimarans. Never a sloop, cutter or ketch. Furthermore the only difference between a sloop and a cutter is that one has two foresails.

    ๐Ÿ“ Unique Clubhouse
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    About 40 years ago I was a member of the Cape Town Maritime Museum Ship Modellers Society, this is where we held our monthly meetings.

    ๐Ÿ“ Monitor drawings
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Lew

    Thanks, I had a 3 elevation drawing and I made a drawing for a RC model which I built and ran but it got smashed during a house move. Both drawings have disappeared over time. This type of thing happens when you change hemispheres.

    Regards

    Ed



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