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    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    4 today back on par

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    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    2 today , started with Bosun and that gave me 3 letters.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Was looking for Longstone lighthouse , visited the Grace Darling museum on a trip to Bamburgh last year ,so had a stab at that

    πŸ’¬ Re: Prop and prop shaft
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Colin , my brothers mate has a Como MFA 540 low revving brushed motor 6-12 volts 6000 revs at 12v is this motor a better bet ?
    Cheers MarkyπŸ‘

    πŸ’¬ Re: Prop and prop shaft
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Good evening Colin and Dave, thanks for that ,having only built static before it's a bit of a learning curve for me .
    I was going to join the model boat club in Edinburgh but at the moment for medical reasons I'm very much confined to the house and shed ,if the wife had her way it would permanently be the shed πŸ˜‚.
    Cheers Marky πŸ™„

    πŸ“ Prop and prop shaft
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    That's me got my motor I now need the help of you kind ladies and gentlemen as to determine the length of the prop shaft I've taken a few photos for you to peruse ,on the drawing the centre line of the shaft is 6mm above the top of the keel, I'm proposing to cut a piece 1/2 the diameter of the motor out the keel to keep the shaft and motor as straight as possible strengthening either side , I'm just not sure whether to do this at frame 7 or 6 , in the photos There is a ruler on the drawing ,any idea what length the prop shaft should be?
    There is also a picture of the drawing of the prop with a ruler next to it, what diameter should the prop be? If you take the measurement from the centre line to the top it's 30mm ,is this a 60mm prop? Last question as its a single prop should it be left or right handed ?.
    Thanks in advance Marky

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Back to par 4.

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Hole in one πŸ‘

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Thought Road rage so why not road rage .

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Started with Admiral then Captain then 3rd time lucky , the curse of the banana's 🀣

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Another 4 , should maybe take up golf πŸ™„

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    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    I was looking for Leith docks 🀣

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    3 today ,must have been all these bananas 😝,

    πŸ’¬ Re: Eeehhh…I like this better😁
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Looks better with gray decks , criven's !!!! Its years since I've had spam ("criven's" sounds as if I'm writing for the Beano)🀣

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Another 4 , I'm going to try Colin's banana 🍌 trick , is it a banana for every letter needed?

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Stab in the dark for that answer 🀣 then thought what if its bluff.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    shouldn't Servia have been on the list ,1881 if memory serves me right, Servia also the first liner with electric lighting .

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    5 Today ,normal service resumed

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    yah beauty ! 2 today first attempt Bosun gave me the oh in the right place and another 2 letters , doing a wee dance and a big yellow ball has appeared in the sky for the first time in weeks,

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    seems like 4 seems to be my go to number

    πŸ“ Motor.
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Colin, I'll get the good lady to pop into the shop tomorrow and purchase the motor, that's me isolating again for 30 days after today's treatment .
    Cheers MarkyπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Motor ?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    I popped into a wee model shop today (before hospital) alas no one knew anything about RC for boats the dealt primarily with RC Cars but the nice young man said they had a motor -esc combo that should work ,the motor was a 550 brushed motor with a 320A water proof ESC .
    My question is would this motor combo do me for the tug?I
    And it's pretty reasonable at Β£18.

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    4 today ,only because I miss remembered the baddy in Stingray as King Triton , when in fact it was king Titan .

    πŸ“ Clyde Puffer (Mountfleet Sealight)
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Ron , I will take some better photos probably tomorrow, the mast and crane jib taper from about 1/3 from the end , not sure what the bit your asking about is called (I'm sure someone will be able to tell us) I'll. do a drawing of it and post a picture of it
    cheers MarkyπŸ‘

    πŸ“ Clyde Puffer (Mountfleet Sealight)
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Here's my puffer scratch built from scrap , it was built using a free plan in model boats magazine I enlarged the drawings by 50% so she's about 36"long

    πŸ“ Long awaited return.
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    welcome back Boatshed, just back myself after a long lay off due to health issues
    cheers MarkyπŸ‘

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    i also opted for copper , because of Copper nails being used in the construction of Viking craft.

    πŸ“ Glued up
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    Frames and keel doubled up and glued so leaving them clamped up overnight to fully cure .
    Question - if you look at the picture of the keel you will notice I've marked the position of the prop shaft on and it's quite near the top edge of the keel ,can I cut a section out the keel to accommodate the motor probably between frames 7and 6 .

    πŸ“ New acquisition
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    What!!!!!! For going to buy a penny daintyπŸ˜‚

    πŸ“ That sweet shop memory.
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Commodore)
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    In the late 50s early 60s my brother was allowed to take me out (because he was at school) we used to go to a picture house in Partick for the penny crush there were no seats and you just sat on the floor and saw old Tom Mix films, another picture house along Dumbarton road would let you in for a jam jar ,like you say who would let a 4 and 5 year old go out cruising the townπŸ˜‚ on a Saturday nowadays.



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