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👍
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
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. .
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 .
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 👍
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
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
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
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👍
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
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🎅🎁🎁
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
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.