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marky

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Member No. 4230
Registered 14th May 2017
Last Online 22nd Feb 2018
City Musselburgh EH21
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 199
Photos Posted 131
Likes Received 278
Likes Given 234
255 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
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Harbour
Eva
Type: Other
1956
Type: Fire Boat
TBC
Type: Tug Boat
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 155
Forum Post 2 398
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 24
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 65
Blog Response 3 81
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 234
Received Likes 2 556
1576 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
another daft question by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
While the paddle tug is at the fitting out stage I decided to start a puffer ,rather than do planking on frames I can get lots of scrap blue polystyrene from my work I thought about putting it between the frames and shaping it ,I read somewhere on the forum about covering it in card and then using easy coat to seal it ,I am making a jig at work to joogle the card and make rivet like dents to make the plates overlap and look as if their riveted, does this make sense or am I on a wild goose chase. Cheers Marky👍

Valentine Day Treat by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
the snooker makes the rest of us look a bit tight, was going to have a candle lit dinner but decided to pay the electricity bill after all.👍 Cheers Marky

Whiskey by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Better keeping the memory of the taste on your tongue and in your brain than in a sealed bottle, you could keep it sealed for years, pop your clogs and someone else drinks it. that would be a really good investment. Cheers Marky

Whiskey by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Spoke to the gramps last night ,he told me he paid a tenner for the bottle over forty years ago, just had a wee nip every now and then and only when it became rare and sought after decided to keep what was left of it for a special occasion. .

Whiskey by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
as i said her gramps has had the bottle for years long before the distillery ceased to exist ,but the price of even the cheapest bottle now would be pretty stingy on your wallet ,nice and smooth on the palate though .

Whiskey by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Doug as a whiskey connoisseur ,you'll appreciate this one we toasted the bride and groom at my sons wedding with a Glenury Royal from one of the lost distilleries ,you've never tasted anything like it and at the price of a bottle I probably never will again, the brides gramps got the bottle years ago before the distillery closed and became one of the lost distilleries . Cheers Marky 👍

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Alan ,glad they arrived ,been away for my youngest's wedding so just back today good luck with the build .Marky

Model Boat Club's Ponds/Lakes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Doug , if they did that here the council would decide it was cheaper to leave it drained and give it over to skate boarders and bmx bikes .Cheers Marky👍

Hector Read by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
She was the last ship built by J S Doig of Grimsby in 1965 retired from service in 2003 is seemingly now an artists studio in Rochester. Cheers Marky👍

The hegi fairplay V tugboat by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
If you Google search (other search engines are available)Ship finder Fairplay v this gives lots of info on its current whereabouts etc. also loads of pictures . Cheers Marky👍

Decks removed by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Doug ,that crackle paint affect is very in with trendy interior designers .Cheers Marky

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Alan, Plans are winging there way to you as I type ,hope their what your after . Cheers Marky

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Alan ,have decided after i finish the paddle tug would try a puffer i have enlarged the plans by 50% to give a hull around 3ft (900mm)if you pm me with your address i will post the plans from model boats mag to you .Cheers Marky

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
there were free plans with the December model boats magazine .Cheers Marky

Spraying/hand painting by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
This time of year cold and damp could be a big factor in paint not lying and drying properly. Cheer's marky

HMS Dreadnought by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, enjoy the build ,with any luck may do another couple of videos tonight . Cheers Mark

HMS Dreadnought by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug ,thanks for a a great link "know your ship "is have spent a pleasent couple of hours watching great footage of highly skilled men building magnificent ships ,the talking bits are really informative with great film of old building techniques.Cheers Marky

Ebay old wood and giant clockwork motors by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
A change of materials or will you use the cans from your test tank liquid for the next project, Your record is lager than life took a stout heart and its just as well the hull wasn't a wee heavy ,you will probably get lots of alcohol related replies or with any luck sponsorship by a famous Irish brewery

France by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
sorry should have been www.ssmaritime.com cheers Marky

France by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Check out www.ssmaratime.com there were some deck plans etc. on here .info about French liners

France by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Peter is it the more modern SS France (1961) or the Ile de France 1940ish that your looking for info on . Cheers marky

Building base boards. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Glad to have helped kick start the grey matter ,sorry for the spelling mistakes on the sketch .Cheers Marky

Building base boards. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
quick sketch for build boards that can either clamp or screw to work mate ,holes to take workmate pegs or custom built holders to suit hull shape ,boards can be of any length and width with holes whatever spacing desired don't know how well the sketch will show up . Cheers Marky👍

Happy New Year. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Happy new year ,lang may your lums reek ,have a good one .Cheers Marky

Building base boards. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
what about using a work mate ,they are very adjustable with the plastic peg things ,you could fit longer boards to still allow for width opening if the boards were drilled to take the pegs then custom pegs or brackets cut to suit the hull shape could be fitted ,if i get a minute i will do a drawing /rough sketch a.Cheers Marky

Skiff update by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug ,next time good lady is doing her whiskey ambassador stint i,ll see if she can get some samples for you to try. 🍻cheers Mark

Skiff update by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug ,hope santa was good to you ,at the work we use plasti dip for painting rubber parts unlike what the name says it is actually a spray and not a dip. Cheers Marky

Hibernate by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Must have hibernated through the winter ,the first daffodils in the garden today so its officially spring in sunny tropical Scotland ,if I have slept all winter I hope you all had a great Christmas and a prosperous new year ,if I didn't have a great Christmas and I hope Santa is good to you all. Cheers Marky🎅🎁🎁

motors by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
they weren't the full ones like in the picture but my mum crocheted us five boys swimming trunks in the early 60s ,they were really absorbent and by the time you came out the water they weighed a ton with the crotch down round your knees ,this could be one of the reasons none of us were Olympic swimmers ,fond memories though .cheers Marky

Billings Calypso by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
did some repair work on the real Calypso in the early seventies ,even met the great man Jacques Cousteau who gave us a tour of the ship even went down into the bow viewing pod ,the last I read was that she's being restored in Turkey.