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onetenor

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Member No. 3806
Registered 5th Jul 2016
Last Online 11th Dec 2018
City (Unknown)
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 4
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 462
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 281
Likes Given 709
499 Total Posts
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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
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Apprentice 2
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Forum Thread 5 175
Forum Post 2 924
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Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 15
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Video Response 3 6
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 66
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 709
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Recent Posts
Early Christmas present. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Same as they said Colin.Not seen my latest addition yet. Great Granddaughter Matilda.👍

How to view and/or download posted PDF files :) by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
When I click onto "My Pictures" I get the message "You are forbidden to access this file" I don't know why as I haven't installed any security features on my files. Anyone any ideas?👍👍

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Talking of glues for plastic I have a bottle of Plastic Magic (liquid) which you apply to the joint at one end using a brush. It runs by capillary action along the joint or press the joint together for those less accurate. I have not yet found a plastic it won't join. Be very very sparing using on any of the foams as it eats some of them. Test on scrap first. On E Bay/Amazon you can find Por type glues unbranded much cheaper but equally effective. Search for Depron glues. Happy sticking👍👍

Are these any good by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
I've ordered some Cobalt drills from Microscrews . Blimey aren't the postal charges a killer. About 6 Euros for 3 drills With VaT about 11 quid odd. Mind you they'll last a long time😋👍

Streamline Models by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Pugwash Ha Ha My B.P. is excellent 128/80 on Tuesday during my latest review. If you read back you'll see the comment made by one doctor about me putting them (DOCS) out of business. Thanks for asking though.👍 It's Doug with the high B.P. If I was the O.P. I would ask Minaco 101 if they will honour orders made to Streamline. Might be worth an ask.

Are these any good by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
I'm thinking of using MASONRY drills sharpened up. I've seen a demo on U tube of this. Some yrs ago I got a set of those drills that are supposed to drill through anything. First one I tried now has a flat end.I couldn't find my membership no so can't send them back.Bugger😤👍. They have tips like masonry drills so might touch them up and have a go. It's the carbide tips that do the job. It'a allen screws I'm drilling so what is that HSS or tool or something in between?

Are these any good by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Guten morgen meine freunde. An Munchen alles gute Ja? That'll do for now as my deutsch is not very good. I've tried to order the crimper but the Pay Pal will not go through for some reason. I'll try again later. Danke meine Freunde.👍 Which are better drills . Cobalt, titanium,or tungsten? I have a drill that will go through taps and drills but it is a bit too big for the job I'm doing. That's assuming I can ever find it again. I would order a smaller one but can't remember where from. It was ground to an odd geometry and cut in chips in low speed but high pressure.👍

new member by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Nev you have a medal already on my comp👍

Proboat UL19 by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
More to do with size/ pitch I think👍

Are these any good by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Are these any good --https://www.banggood.com/Paron-JX-D5301-Multifunctional-Ratc...

Allen Screw Removal by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Thanks Boaty but can't slot them as they are deeply recessed. I don't think any glue will work either even the plastic steel I have.👍

A Birthday Wish! by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Happy belated wishes 👍

A Birthday Wish! by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
C'est rien. You're welcome👍

Allen Screw Removal by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Much as i thought Doug Ta!👍

Wild Duck Sailboat article by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
I don't have a smartphone just one to phone and text and that hardly ever. I do have a camera but not used it yet Most pics are downloads or webcam jobs. Hence all the different files. Gulp! Yes change threads. Maybe Pics Files?👍

Wild Duck Sailboat article by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Ta Doug!👍

A Birthday Wish! by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
I have kids in their 50 Grandkids in early 30s and Great grand children from a few weeks to 5 yrs old. 14 Grand and 4 G grand.I'm 75 by the way. So I get visits in relays mostly but I agree about their singing. Any way belated Happy Birthday.👍

Allen Screw Removal by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Trouble is I can't access all my bits just now or I might try tapping in a spline (or two).On big stuff I would throw down a weld until I could grip it. Anyway a chance to use my new Mini Drills. Thanks again to all.👍 BTW Ste the bolts have a plain shank so no danger of thread damage.😜

Allen Screw Removal by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Thanks chaps. All good ideas some of which will try. It has to be remembered I am chair bound so working "a la main"so to speak. Heat and oil /cooling has been tried. A very hot radiator to hand LOL. about 85 C. I think ball burrs could be the answer. They will cut through stainless.Eventually. Keeping flat mills central may be hard without a press of some sort. No current access to left handed drill unfortunately. I'll get there one way or three.😁👍

Allen Screw Removal by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I have some 3Mm bolts/screws with allen heads. The sockets have almost totally rounded out so can't remove them. They are pocketed (recessed) so can't grip them with anything. Drilling heads out seems to be the answer as welding would damage the surrounding alloy. What does anyone suggest I should use. Drills,burrs,mills etc ??????👍

Mini lathe by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi y'all.I was thinking of getting one of these--https://www.banggood.com/DC-24V-Mini-Lathe-Beads-Machine-Pol... Is Raitool a good make. Seem to be. Has anyone got one Or similar? Can it be used for steel and screw cutting (with the right accessories of course)? All ideas welcome.

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
OK Martin well done "That's the way to do it" as they used to squeak. I love to see a yacht with crisp white sails heeling in a stiff breeze and the hull almost planing. Smashing sight. Well done.👍

Wild Duck Sailboat article by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Nice on PJ way to go. Doug! do you know of an app that will scan my files and put all pics in one place? I have loads scattered in various files but it's a pain trying to find them all when I want them.👍

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
If they had been of Ali (or steel )as I have seen on another make The eyes/loops etc were retained in punched holes. The only one I have seen was on a pressed alloy hull of a cabin yacht with wire stays. That would have been just after the war. Make not known.👍 PS re creamish paint. Give it a light T Cut before painting to remove oxidation first👍

Spray paints by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
This looks handy folks.---https://www.metals4u.co.uk/tools/c190/decorating-wood-care/c... 👍

HMS M.33 by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Phew Doug you're right about the price. Too rich for my pocket I'm afraid. Re the anecdote It's somewhat apochryphal I think as I heard of a similar tale somewhere in the China Sea. The signal was see you in Saigon I think. I don't recall the vessels involved though.👍

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I think Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient in Vanish and the like. It is regarded as "The Safe Bleach" in the cleaning products industry. It remains active on cleaned surfaces for up to 72 hrs.Hypochlorite types only for as long as you can smell them. It is safe to use on just about any surface or fabric and mixed with a small amount of say washing up liquid it will clean body fats from baths and showers and other fats from cookers and work surfaces. Also removes mould etc. It produces no toxic fumes and is safe on the skin. I worked for a company called Environmental Chemicals who were devoted to safer cleansing alternatives. You would be amazed at it's effect on a previously washed bread board. I won't list all they made but the one with the HP in it was very popular with industry and the public. I could identify most of their chemicals used by smell and Hydrogen Peroxide was one. Well not so much a smell but it's action on my nasal passages. Likewise with gas fire and boiler fumes. A very handy thing to have when I was plumbing/gas fitting. Anyway back to the point. You can bleach your sails safely with it as often as you like to make them as white (or_ grey) as you like. It also shifts grime from painted/varnished wood and metals. A mention was made by someone (Westie ?)of metal masts etc on a star Yacht. I thought all Star yachts had all wooden masts and spars. I knew the Denyes.Jean-Jacques in particular and was allowed into the hallowed halls once or twice but didn't see everything. I was told that after the war wood was in short supply and old mangle rollers that were made with apple wood were sought and used . I am waiting to get back on my feet to restore the two yachts I was given for my two boys at that time.Around '67/68. Only the smaller unnamed ones. I don't know what no they are. I've already made a mast for one but all metal fittings will need cutting out afresh and new suits of sails acquired. Regarding sails. Handkerchiefs are too fine a material to allow recovery in a blow down. They don't allow the water out so keep the yacht flat. Anyone know of an alternative solution? Sorry to go on but I hope this diatribe has been helpful to someone.👍

Wild Duck Sailboat article by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Earlier on I tried to reply to a post but it just would not go when I clicked post. I left it and it seems OK now. Trouble is I can't recall which post it was.😤😤👍

Wild Duck Sailboat article by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Doug re Snowberry build and conversion etc. here is a load of stuff to look at that might help. More if you Google HMCS Snowberry. I read a couple of the R/C conversion ones and a build blog awhile ago.👍 . Pretty comprehensive. You can have fun reading them all picking out what you find useful. Good luck Mon ami . https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=HMCS+Snowberry+RC+conversi...

Videos by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
No not getting the save/open commands😭 I have loads of stuff on Adobe. Can I move it to Nuance pdf ?👍