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    In the process of making the London Sailing barge Veronica.
    (Yacht) Wee Nip
    As before, different to sail a single sail as compared to a Bermuda rig . Still, it's fun and easy to sail. Cheers. Ken, thanks for the tip to send a picture as well. I know know how to do it, thanks To Doug. (ESC: Scratch build) (8/10)
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    πŸ“ From Canada to Cornwall
    3 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Ron, welcome to the UK, and Cornwall.
    There are a few clubs you could visit on your trip here.
    If you put in, model boat clubs In Cornwall, on your internet, you should get a few clubs showing, with this information you can plan your trip around Cornwall.
    Hope you and your wife have a great trip, enjoy.
    Cheers
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    3 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Nice to be back at local waters again, although weather conditions prevented sailing. The new security measures are now in place at the entrance, but you will find your key will operate both locks, and both posts work.
    Nice to see you both on Saturday at breakfast parade.
    Cheers for now
    Mid Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    10 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    thank you Nerys for your welcome home message.
    Nerys, yep, I think the holiday did us some good, although the weather was very hot , to hot for comfort.
    hope you and Alice had a comfortable Christmas and new year.

    I will be at the Bristol channel waters on Saturday, after breakfast and meeting ,of course.

    I hope your hospital visit is comfortable (or as possible), how is our medical officer Alice? hope she is looking after herself ,after all she will be concerned about you and your condition.

    so, for now Nerys, take care , and Ill see you when you are better.
    cheers
    Mid Ken
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update - Torro LCM3
    17 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Excellent paint job...
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    πŸ“ Machine shop
    18 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Come on then,,, what did yours truly buy you for Christmas? Or what you bought yours truly, which they might give back to you?? Hehe

    Mid Kenthompson
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    23 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Nerys, you’ve been a bit quiet lately, hope you are ok.
    Did you and Alice have a good Christmas, hope it went ok ,, hospital free.
    They don’t celebrate Christmas here like they do in the UK
    We went out to a hotel for Christmas lunch, this was a very elaborate occasion, eat what you want, drink what you want, there was food there for every nationality. If you went home hungry, or sober, then that was your own fault.
    I’m hoping for some cool weather for when we get back, this hot stuff is no good , hehe.
    The shipping line is very busy, big boats up and down and a few smaller fishing boats, very long an narrow, very long drive shafts entering the water about two metres behind the backend.
    O well, I’ll let you get to bed, just as we are getting up!!.
    By for now
    See you when I get back
    MidM ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    28 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Just noticed, your promotion, congratulations.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    28 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Not seen any sail yet, but there is still time.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    30 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    sat On the pier yesterday , wow, there are some big boats. Absolutely massive. Plenty of smaller local fishing boats, which have seen better days.
    Camera at the ready for next visit.
    I’ll try and get a variety of boats to bring back , ( photos)
    Local curry has been ordered for sat night.
    Cheers
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    30 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    We may even end up looking the same colour, brown,,
    Mine will be sun tan,, yours will be rust lol.
    See you both soon.
    Cheers for now
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    30 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    I’m in far away waters, Nyanmar. The weather is very hot and stuffy, I don’t know if it’s the hot weather or the beer, but, I’m suffering, hehe. The water out side our residence is a small lake, not much wind for the sailors, but pleasant to sit and watch, golfers, fish jumping, snake hunting.
    Here for a few days so, things might change , looking forward to going to the town for local food, and drinks.
    Report again soon.
    MIDN ken

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    30 days ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Try going on to the isle of white web site, they do the real thing , land yachts.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    1 month ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Hi , looking forward to meeting up again. Things are progressing slowly on the Veronica , she is coming along nicely.
    The Bristol Channel is receiving more than its fair share of bad weather, but at our training venue, the knap, is a good place to practice sailing control.
    Don’t forget, 0900 hrs for breakfast parade.
    Cheers for now

    MIDN. ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Lt.Cdr. Nerys. Looking forward to meeting up again, and also breakfast. The weekend weather does look promising for a change.
    See you both soon
    MSM Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Lt.Cdr Nerys.after today’s training session at the knap Barry, we had to retreat to the nearest watering hole to thaw out our inner self. The sailing was soft and smooth, gentle wind, but very cold, all the command send their best wishes for a speedy recovery, that goes to Alice as well. We have our command meeting this Saturday, don’t know if you are able to attend? If not not to worry. If you have anything to say or find out , let me know, and I can put it forward for you.
    Cheers for now.

    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Lt. CD-R.
    Sorry to hear you are not fit for active duty just yet, and also your close comrade Alice, is not well either, I wish you both best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    I think with the weather we are having, the best thing to do , is to have a duvet day. Only get up when you need to. I will keep an eye on the situation down this end of the water, and keep you informed of any suspicious activities.

    That’s all for now Lt.Cdr.
    MIDN Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Good morning Lt.Cdr Nerys. I am available for our operational meeting for future plans this Saturday, at our normal location at the water side, if the weather is unsuitable, we can detour to our feeding venue, I’m sure Mr Morrison will be only to pleased to oblige.
    Checking the weather just now, and it seem favourable to discuss any in coming agenda, at the waterside.

    By for now
    MIDN ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Cheers Doug, xmas thoughts are with us now, and what we are looking for for our best present.
    I was in Axminster tool shop at the week end, and could have spent a fortune.
    But I don’t think my wife would appreciate what I had in mind for her!
    She can strip any household item to bits with any dinner knife, so I thought, I know, a nice set of screwdrivers, how wrong could I be, it didn’t go down to well, and they ended up in my tool box,,,, ohh well,, better luck next time, wonder if she would like some nice clamps , to hang the washing on the line ???
    No,, I like my head where it is, lol.
    With that in mind,
    I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
    Cheers for now
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Martin55,,, When I get all the bits and get going, then I will post the results , and pictures.
    I’m still waiting for the air pump.
    Cheers for now.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    What’s Christmas without mince pies and sausage roll??
    I had a nasty experience this week with a mince pie,
    Put them in the micro wave oven to warm up , one for me and one for Judy, 15 seconds , they came out just nice and warm, but mine was very hot on the inside, and it stuck to my lip, and now I have a nasty burn on the bottom lip. Looks like I’ve been in a fight,lol.
    Lesson learned, bite gentle, don’t ram it all in at once..
    Cheers for now
    Ken.

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Good to hear you are back on the mend Nerys, Alice has done a great job on you, and continuing her training for future improvements. Her attention is divided between your health recovery (first choice) the new boat house, and the Dragon Force directional stabilisation unit. Then there is the Christmas festivities to look forward to, and the food trip for that event. Alice is going to be a busy lady.
    Cheers for now
    MIDN Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Yes , I have a full inventory of the diminished fleet, and I will produce it at our next meeting , after we have filled our stomach with the food on display for our partaking.

    MIDN Ken.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Kevin did say he will try his hand at new headings, I’m glad he found your headquarters with out too many detours.
    MidN ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    That’s what friends are for isn’t it, and sharing sausage rolls!! Hehe.
    MIDN
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    As stated earlier, if help is needed with the said Dragon Force, helps is at hand at my construction site in the Llantwit area, Alice is capable of the repair needed, and I am sure she will complete the exchange without any problems.
    Standing by for further instructions.
    MIdn ken.

    Dragon Force
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Kevin,,. Has contacted me today, with the weather report for the coming weekend, and is fearful that it may not be suitable to travel to our sailing waters in the Barry district.He is going to contact you with the option of him traveling to your quarters to deliver your new acquisitions.
    This I think, is worthy of a jolly good show award.
    That’s all for now Lieutenant Commander.
    Signing off yet again
    MIDN Ken Thompson.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    At a meeting yesterday, in the warmth of the sully estuary. It has been decided to dissolve the potential attack from the Cosmeston fleet in the Bristol Channel, by actually closing down their fleet altogether.
    We will be able to dismantle their stores and sell off their itinerary, we could buy and improve our own equipment,
    The items will be charted for our perusal, with the intention to purchase.
    Hope this first hand information is understood.

    Midn ken.

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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    Reporting that I have received my voltage dropper and
    e-cigarette ends ready to start my smoke generator. Just waiting for my pump to complete the equipment needed .

    e-cigarette
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    I understand from dispatches that you are to meet Kevin at the week end? With the intention of buying new vessels for your fleet. I will bring down your sail chart measurements, as I have made copies. Kevin may be a bit late as he is expecting important documents for his February overseas mission, which he has to sign for.
    We can discuss strategic moves to repel invasion from further down the Bristol Channel. Please bring sufficient warm clothing for yourself and Alice, as the weather appears to be on the wet and windy side, with a bit of rain on the side.

    Hope all is well.
    MIDN Ken

    vessels
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    I think Alice should concentrate on her nursing duties to Lieutenant Commander Nerys, to ensure she, and we are fully fit as an outfit to combat any invasion from up the Bristol Channel.As our dragons are not yet ready for immediate active duties. We should therefor give Alice all the help and training needed, as she is a very busy operator.
    Signing off
    Ken.
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