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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still Needed Some Work
    15 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Kevin . . .
    I still need a pool like this for the tightness tests.
    I'm lucky with my neighbor, he has a really small one, but enough.
    But having a drink with him every time is a bit too much after a while, especially as he likes to drink too much. . . Should keep a clear head after all! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    regards Michel-C.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello all!
    When I read everything like this, the propeller problem really is a closed book!
    For me, it's important that the speed and the wave pattern match the model.
    I had this problem with the "Sylvie" (ex lotse), but solved it after several attempts with different types of propeller.
    Patience, test and test again . . eventually it's right!
    Bb Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    ๐Ÿซข๐Ÿซข๐Ÿซข๐Ÿซข๐Ÿซข
    A hundred thousand howling and barking hellhounds! (Haddock's curse word)
    What a word! Who invented โ€žjibingโ€œ?
    We call it โ€žKlar zur Wendeโ€œ? then โ€žWendenโ€œ
    The things and words I learn here with you . . . . ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    M-C. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    OMG!
    Darned and sewn up! I have to learn to think in English!
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Bb Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    It's always refreshing to get annoyed with yourself when you get a word wrong!
    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Have a nice day!
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Tinkering
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Ronald,
    Oops, you are also restlessly building . . just like us!
    Old buildings give way to larger houses. For us, it's called dense building, because as a small country we are slowly bursting at the seams and don't want to overbuild our meadows.
    approx. 2 years until occupancy
    Bb Michel-C.
    Pictures: first the old restaurant Kreuz, demolition, then excavation of today's state and as last photo final state

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hey shipmates!
    Gave a wrong answer today, didn't always want to be first!
    Do you believe me? Hardly!
    My joke for a grey day!
    Good Morning all!
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Riffigweiher / Riffig pond
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here is the attempt of our president to found an HP
    https://msc-orion-emmen.ch

    Good night!
    Michel-C.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Aiaiaiai . . โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ
    As an "un-English" person, some words are a mystery to me . . .just a mystery! ๐Ÿคฃ
    Bb Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good Morning all,
    . . . . It's actually crazy what lies at the bottom of the sea. .
    It doesn't look any better here when our diving community calls for the lakes to be cleaned up!
    I wonder where certain people's brains are!!!? ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Have a nice day,
    Michel-C.
    Ps: Sorry, didn't mean to play the moraliser . . .

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good Morning!
    Do all English people get up this early?
    And this on a Saturday? Poah!
    For me it's clear, I'm curing a coughing fit . . . I feel like a pack of polar dogs
    ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ
    M.-C.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Baby Bootlegger
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here is the landlubber from Switzerland,
    My idea is totally crazy, but it would be worth a try if the current version doesn't work out.
    A bit crazy, but the basic idea could work. I understand Peter, tinkering with an existing fixed drive axle is a horror.
    Bb Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hey all,
    I also prefer my laser cutter for thin wooden panels. Since then, my parts have been very accurate, which made me decide in favour of buying this device.
    The important thing is to take the time to test and find the perfect settings.
    Patience, people, patience is the modeller's most important quality, use it,
    because everyone has it!
    Everyone works the way they do best and that's what I like about all your boats.
    Best regards,
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yepp yeep;
    Was again valuable to listen to the dry historical subject matter.
    Our history teacher was able to tell the story in such an exciting way that we forgot all about the break!
    With today's possibilities, this can be shown even more visibly. Teachers used to be respected. . . . well
    Michel-Cl.

    ๐Ÿ“ New Boat
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Olala!
    I've read all the reports, amazing!
    I'm speechless at the moment and it takes something!
    Keep up the good work!
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ When grandchildren challenge you
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Alessandro .
    Here is what was made 2 years ago . . .
    M-C.
    Ps: The two boys speak Italian and German

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1. Sylvie (ex Lotse / Graupner)
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    This is a relay for the lighting etc, from the 1980/90s, you could buy it from Conrad and assemble/solder it yourself!
    Why remove it? It still works perfectly!
    ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Baby Bootlegger
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Oops, I overlooked the most important thing. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Alessandro, you're right. The best thing to do would be to put the screw back to the base of the shaft, then fit a completely new rudder without the recess. At that time I couldn't change the drive shaft, so I had fitted 2 rudders.
    Good luck Peter!
    Best wishes, Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Baby Bootlegger
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Peter!
    I'm a landlubber, but I experienced this on one of my boats, which now "lives" with my son. I will ask him to send a few photos.
    I had simply removed one rudder and fitted two to the left and right of the propeller so that the propulsion was diverted by one rudder each.
    Is it correct? I'll leave the comments to the experts on this homepage!
    Everyone, someone here needs help!
    Who has better experience with this than me?
    Servus Zamห‹
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks for all the great tips, and the ferrite rings are also an option. . . Cool!!
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My experiences so far:
    It seems that this phenomenon occurs not only with expensive transmitters, but also with cheaper devices. However, it is important that the receiver has its own power supply or battery.
    Depending on the motor or additional equipment, it is not advisable to operate the receiver on the same powerful battery.
    Problems are inevitable.
    Back then I had exactly the same problem with the winches, because if there was no wind, I used a water pump to bring my sailing boat back to the jetty. And all this with a powerful battery! Since then I have always separated them, no matter how small the space. There are always solutions!
    Good Night! Sleep well!
    Michel-C.

    OMG! Now I've actually added my two cents . .๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sinking !!!
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Wow!
    Some people on the shore will have a heart attack! Apply for a patent!
    A job well done, Phil!
    Greetings
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wiring Design for Model Boats
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Very interesting!
    These are my favourites, which I use most of the time.
    Have a nice weekend everyone
    Michel-C.
    Ps: I "stole" two Ed's photos, forgive me! ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Poah!
    Good start to the friday, Rick!, me with tree. . .๐Ÿ˜
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello everyone!
    My wife has been pestering me with good ideas, which I am drawing in CAD for the laser cutter while the hull dries.
    This paddle steamer will be an illusion and fantasy steamer. With all the extra features . . the construction will take a long time, but I'm retired.
    But travelling is still on the agenda . . .
    Greetings
    Michel-C.
    Ps: Waiting to be painted

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello everyone,
    Thanks for the information I didn't know about this, this homepage is simply amazing!
    It has to be said:
    Thank you for being here!
    Greetings
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Oops,
    Searching too far again . .
    Wasn't quite awake!
    Yaaaaaawn! ๐Ÿ˜–
    Have a good day, Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rain! No Boating Today! But Hull Painted, Yes!
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Oh Kevin,
    Take it easy!
    That doesn't matter at all. You have built a boat that you like.
    My mates also mocked me because my boat is 140 cm long. I take this as a compliment. .
    . . . what likes each other likes each other's sayings, right?
    Otherwise they can rattle off my bacon rolls . . in other words, very politely: slide down my hump and brake with your tongue!
    Well done, very good work
    Michel-C.
    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A little Covid, a little Flu, a little work.
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Wow Cash!!!
    What a great hull is that!?!? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    The hull rivets look really great.
    Great little details that give the ship its glamour.
    Hobbyist's greetings
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Sealed
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Kevin!
    May I bring you my hull of the Mississippi sternwheeler, may I? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    You`ve got it under control I see!!!
    Hobbyist's greetings
    Michel-C.



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