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marky

Member Stats
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Member No. 4230
Registered 14th May 2017
Last Online 19th Aug 2018
City Musselburgh EH21
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 260
Photos Posted 161
Likes Received 435
Likes Given 384
345 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
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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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 210
Forum Post 2 520
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 24
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 90
Blog Response 3 153
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 384
Received Likes 2 870
2334 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Park lakes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Brings back fond memories of summers when me and my brothers trying to sneak in to watch for free ,I'm sure the park is near the cricket ground used to try and sneak in there too ,am sure in the 70s they used to re-enact to some degree the battle of the river plate. Cheers Marky

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Bright colours ,my kind of ship.better news on the plans they realized the weight and price of postage was wrong and had another guess ,weight 16.5lbs and postage of £46 +a few pence .why dont they just weigh the drawings and carboard tube its not rocket science,could drive to Lincoln and back for cheaper than latest postage quote especialy when postage for a mamod engine from the same company is just over a tenner .Cheers Marky😊

Leaking Boat! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Seal off the gettable area with polythene put the hull in the domestic test tank then using a cycle pump put air into the sealed area watch for bubbles appearing (like looking for leaks in an inner tube) No bubbles no leak, move to the sealed area drill a small hole enough to get a football valve adapter in and again apply pressure and look for bubbles if there are bubbles and this is where the leak is you could enlarge the hole that the adaptor was fitted through and pour in some sealer and swirl it around .or cover the whole of the exterior of the hull with a liberal coating of clear sealer . Cheers Marky

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Thanks for that,the folk who do the plans are going to get back to me ,they are aware the postage is wrong and are going to sort things out at their end. Cheers Marky👍

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
found drawings for HMS Samsonia online at Tony Green steam £ 12.50 for the plans ,quoted £1426 for delivery I know Scotland is very remote but come on

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
i thought the stutter was getting bad ,will blame the sausage fingers .Cheers Marky 👍

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Flying ants off paint on ,every puffer I've ever seen has been black so decided on a nice bit of colour

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Flying ants off paint on ,every puffer I've ever seen has been black so decided on a nice bit of colour

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Thinking of the next project and I'm being drawn to the Bustler class tug designed and built by Henry Robb shipbuilders where I served my time ,it looked good Sarik had a set of drawings but they are of a Canadian harbour tug rather than the ocean going salvage tug from the 1940s ,will continue to trawl the internet to see what I can find ,I know that the National Museum of Scotland has a model of HMS Bustler that I can use for reference. Cheers Marky👍

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
going back until i start the radio therapy ,see the consultant on Monday and will get a better idea ,mainly a desk jockey nowadays but have lots of little things need making so as well to use the facilities or ask one of my squad to help out . worst thing is losing my sense of taste and also being tired all the time.the life boats come in halfs but will see if i can get them printed in one piece. Cheers Marky

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Doug ,back in at work on Wednesday,will see about getting some printed up for you .Cheers Marky

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Doug 3D printed titanic lifeboat this one's about 20 inches long if you want I can get them printed the size you want Cheers Mark

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
may go well with the crinkle effect you have on the restoration Doug ,thought maybe a light sand for the flock wall paper look .gives a whole new meaning to fly on boat (flying boat)

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
decided to paint the hull today thought i would do it in the greenhouse put paper over the glass ,warm no direct sun got a loan of my brothers compressor and spray gun ,its all going swimmingly fine what could go wrong ? never forget mother nature, doing the 3rd pass every flying ant in Scotland suddenly emerges from a corner and sticks to the hull ,the black lumpy look with wings isn't very appealing . Thought I would sand them off ,how long does it take for these things to stop flapping their wings .just leaving it overnight and may use the heat gun and scraper tomorrow ,might take a picture if they stop staring at me .Cheers Marky

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
For some reason can only send 1 picture on the mobile app superstructure only placed in position

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Some photos of the Hull ,first painted it orange brown(rust) then will do the red oxide followed by grey primer then finish with the colour so if it gets scratched or bumped the rust will show through

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Doug some pictures of the puffer still a lot of work to do but getting there .Cheers Mark

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Doug, things have been fine last bout of Chemo was a bit rough , puffer hull is coming along fine will post some pictures tomorrow . your right Wayne was the 3D guru wonder how the rocket he was working on ended up . Cheers Marky

Port holes by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
i had some portholes printed at the work and the perspex infills laser cut ,if you can access the technology why not use it .whatever happened to Phil ?who was the 3D printing guru ? And was printing a landing craft 1/16 th scale maybe printed himself into a corner. May have the name wrong ,chemical soup still mucking about with the old brain .

knitting pins by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Just thought always looking for that odd bit of rod for bits of stancion etc so there in the box with the "that will come in handy one day bits".would be better knitting some of the bits might not need as much wood filler. CHEERS Marky

knitting pins by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Good lady bought a big bundle of Knitting pins from a charity shop there were a few odds and sods that I have acquired 2,2,3,3.5 and 6mm there made from really strong plastic coated steel and some are fibre glass they could come in handy ,50 pins for a fiver so worth raking through charity shops for cheap rods . Cheers Marky

Windows, stoopid question. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Myford went into liquidation in 2011 with only a staff of 20 remanding on the faitful day my work bought a lot of tooling at the liquidation sale for our 4 super 7s we gave 3away to folk who could make use of them as students are more interested in Laser printers than real engineering now a days ,getting rid of the shaper in the next day or two as the cost of the guarding is making it not viable good old H&S so its going to a good home to a nice man who makes steam locomotives

More pics? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Can only hope

Photos by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
strange only one photo uploaded will attempt some more .cheérs Marky

Photos by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Working on the hull and superstructure ,The hold lifts out to allow access my brothers going to do the mechanical side for me he has a motor no details yet , battery pack etching will be in the hold covered by dummy coal ,That's the theory anyway

puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I started the puffer a while ago and have previously posted bits and bobs in the forum ,am having problems uploading pictures will try with mobile app and see how it goes .

Colour change by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The green looked too drab so changed to a nice blue only fiddely bits to do I hope . Cheers Marky

Windows, stoopid question. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Cheese !!!Doug that was a deserving of a rasp ,Cheers Marky😁

Gina 2: A Messy Business - Hull Restoration by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Really like the tortoise shell effect in the 2nd and 3rd last pictures lets hope it doesn't turn turtle. Cheers Marky

Spektrum, new, useless... by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Having followed this from the start i have learnt a whole new language and still wouldn't know one end of an RX from another if it fell from heaven onto my lap ,but I come to praise Caesar (a little bit of Shakespeare) the amount of time and effort trying to solve this problem is incredible. Gentlemen I take my hat off to you and await with baited breath for the solution .(could this be the reason all my boats so far are static). Cheers Marky