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    πŸ“ Movies.
    14 hours ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Maybe they deleted that part - as it really did spoil the movie - was a good one otherwise. Perhaps its like records where they change tracks to suit venues Had two different versions of one of the Rovers LP 's at one time - one from the UK and tother from SA. Believe it was a copyright issue.
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    1 day ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Whoops - we must have been downloading at the same time ........... That's an Elver - see Gaff Rigging
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    πŸ“ Gaff Rigging
    1 day ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking for some help - kitted two little Elvers to make with grandson - hull as per drawing attached - 15" vane yachts designed by Vic Smeed - would like to convert them to a gaff rig. Think a cutter rig may well be over the top - possibly affecting the mast positioning?- would love to do it though - used to sail a 19'6" Cape Cutter - fantastic. Would need a drawing or sail plan re size etc - complete novice at sailing type designs - have made the mast movable by an 1/2 inch or so forward or backward (its stepped into a hardwood foot on the deck) - not sure if that's enough.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Evolution
    1 day ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking really great Martin - if you put half the effort into a EeZeBilt it would be brilliant ..........
    This is an extremely complex build you are undertaking - what pills did you say you were on ? - should try some for inspiration perhaps..........

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    1 day ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Happy Birthday Doug - hope there are many more - spring chicken you are still .....
    That is compared to some of us...........
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    πŸ“ Movies.
    1 day ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    How about "The Eye of The Needle" - Where the "Nadel" is landed by an Eboat in the Essex? marshes - the Eboat looked suspiciously like 102...... Brilliant acting by Donald Sutherland as usual - but the fake start rather spoilt it for me ..........
    Bit like seeing a pair of machine guns being fired by a Piper Cherokee 180 pretending to be a Messerschmidt 108 Taifun.

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    πŸ“ Workshop
    3 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    That's a brilliant shed Alice is building Nerys - looks even bigger than the ones at Hengistbury Head where people use them as "Holiday Cottages" on the beach.
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    3 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Pity they were never in production Doug - not that many could have afforded them .........
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    3 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Cant beat an old Angle box fitted with a Cortina motor bored out to 85mm (lotus pistons) then 1650cc, Stage 3 head and camshaft , 28/36 down draught Weber........ Frightening to say the least with Anglebox roadholding and brakes..... Gave a few people a long distance lift - for some reason they wanted me to stop in the middle of nowhere.......
    BUT along came the Midget in BRG and a handy Lotus Cortina motor & box etc. Would you believe they were lighter than an A series motor & box - even with twin 42 DCOE side draught Webers. Running on Anglebox diff housing and much modified suspension & brakes .That was truly frightening - faster acceleration than the big Healeys fitted with V8's & Jag box plus rear end which was all the rage at the time. Never had the courage to find out what the top speed was........
    Before the conversion a Spitfire tried to chase me one night - last I saw were his headlights revolving in the rear view mirror on an almost right angle bend - put me off those for good........

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    πŸ“ Workshop
    3 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sold a house in 2000 for R450k - the buyer sold it again just over a year later for R2.2m. House prices got totally ridiculous here - now in a slump again - niece & husband sold their house for R12.5m a few years ago - its now on the market for R7.5m....
    So we rent - rental houses much in demand - seems most rather rent than buy - where we live it seems every 3rd house is for sale - mostly holiday homes though.
    As to the Yorkshireman - told my daughter i had to walk seven miles to school through the snow every day - took her quite a while to realise I grew up in the tropics......
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Couldn't much see the fair part
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Anything goes in wartime.........
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    To pun it - seems we are all in the same boat..........

    Bette Davis summed it up - "Old Age is no place for Sissies"
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Join the club Martin - mostly make do with what Ive stashed over the years before this semi retirement . Will have to work until I drop.......
    Still trying to get rid of plastic swarf from drilling mounting holes in 23 ABS name plates......sticks to everything and anything
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Martin you wont believe what I bought most of the stuff for mostly at a Lymington boot sale on various occasions - very near Setley Pond - my clubs home waters - 2 cased Mini Drills (one with small variable speed transformer) cost all of two quid, self powered Jigsaw as new for a fiver with large VS transformer also fiver. Many sheets of veneer at two quid. 100 odd tins of various enamels a fiver and so on - Victory Fireboat a fiver - too many to list...........

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Reminds me of an attempt to fit a 20mm cannon on a clone of an 18' Glen L runabout - shattered the front deck despite reinforcements. Settled for a pair of 7.62 (modified) Brownings with gunsight from wire!

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    4 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Suppose Im luckier than most - have the entire spare bedroom for myself . Its allowed since it is used for business purposes too. Too untidy for pictures until its finally sorted but am very lucky to have an original Emco Unimat Lathe , Black & Decker Mini Sander, Drill press , Table Saw, and two Jigsaws (one self powered the other using their sabre saw) plus two sizes of B&D mini drills and two variable speed power units. Most of which were picked up for very little at boot sales when in UK - to say nothing of the large amount of teak & mahogany veneer.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: 40" Seaplane Tender, new build W
    5 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very good work as Martin says - amazing how much time one will spend on a subject one is passionate about . looking forward to seeing it on the water.......
    See I have been asking dumb questions - motors are 540's - what brand ? And the GT sound units self explanatory- googled them but no luck - sometimes Google SA a bit iffy

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    πŸ“ Movies.
    6 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Apologies for hijacking the thread - but thinking about the book side - has anyone out there come across the novels by Brian Callison - definitely my favourite author . Writes about the Merchant Navy not the military. Although one book among others "The Judas Ship" certainly does involve the war - outstanding . There is also a tongue in cheek series about a certain Edward Trapp and his sidekick hard man Gorbals Willie (from Glasgow of course). Brilliantly written one of his best is "A Ship is Dying" which takes place over 11 minutes after she strikes an half sunken object. Have all of his books in paperback- reread them every couple of years. Unlike certain other naval authors the plots are not predictable.
    Cant understand why not one of his books has been filmed
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    πŸ“ Movies.
    7 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    How about The African Queen - she ended up as a torpedo boat in the end............ The movie mucked about the ending a bit however .
    Have the DVD which was a freebie with a newspaper in the UK, the penguin book version and had three stories of the actual launches Mimi & Tutu which inspired the story. Two of those are fictionalised and the other factual. The leader of the expedition seemed a very strange choice Commander Spicer Simpson if memory serves - one thinks that he was set to be the scapegoat if it failed - which everybody else seemed to believe. Very interesting story about the struggle to get the boats overland to the lake as they were fragile . Incidentally the plans for Mimi & Tutu are available from the National Maritime Museum in UK.
    To cap it all one of my cousins is married to C S Foresters son - although I must confess they live in Canada and I have never met him......
    Although Forester was mainly known for his Hornblower series personally much prefer his WW2 books - The Ship and The Good Shepherd

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    πŸ“ EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    7 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wow - was I wrong . In the pictures it looked flimsy. The ones Ive seen here use smallish routers (bigger than a Dremel) running at very high RPM (25 To 30k) and the cross bars are heavy I beams. They make the moving bar on the laser look like a kids toy. Not one I've seen here is recommended for anything less than a 3mm cutter head

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    7 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Could think of a lot of uses for your CNC router too - but would have to be a bit more powerful/stronger build even for Jelutong and the like. Trouble is nothing like that available here - cheapest we've seen was about R25k.........
    The larger ones running to millions.

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    πŸ“ EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    7 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    You are right of course - in the UK you would also have to have a safe extractor/collector unit for the fumes/dust - however the US made table top models are self contained - BUT you only have a A3 sized bed whereas ours has an A1 and can take objects up to a foot high for engraving, plus a rotary attachment for glasses , bottles etc. The water cooler is a separate unit which now costs the better part of R10k. Better half had her aluminum tubed Universal 200 re-gassed (they run on CO2 at about 38kv - at 80w so minimal current) and that set her back about R80k some 22 years ago. Pyrex type glass tubes are only about R12k now however.
    You also keep the lid tightly closed unless you are an idiot - plus they all have a safety switch to shut the laser off if the lid is lifted (which I have seen bypassed). There is always some stray laser beam about and deflection off the bed which does not do one much good. Especially eyesight. So the machine has a thick dark yellow/orange perspex inset on the lid and you should wear safety type glasses the same coloration which act a bit like polarised lens.
    As a matter of interest ours ran for a year in the spare bedroom - with the extractor unit venting through a french door panel - would be severely frowned upon by 'elf & saveless'.

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    7 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sure Ive seen something like it in pictures taken from a bathysphere at some immense depth..........Will need to be illuminated too as they all have their own lights .

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    πŸ“ EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    7 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    The advantage a laser has of course is that there is no stress on the head - disadvantage is you cant tilt the head other than in very very expensive models and of course you cant use it as a carving tool for relief work. Its also inherently expensive because of the laser tube - anything under 60w is a toy. There are some desk top versions from the US which could be used for components - but length is a problem with those.

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    7 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Take it you are going to use a flotation device Martin - as my son once said after we had eaten a Red Roman (fish not a Communist) - the bare bones still on the serving dish - "That fish wont be able swim now will it daddy..........."
    You really do have a very creative mind - pills or not......
    Always a pleasure to watch

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    πŸ“ EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    8 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    DG could I suggest we start a new thread for those Points you made - each ones a topic on its own
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    πŸ“ Water Jets
    8 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    DG - sorry - not picking on you - assumed you had a printer. Trouble is with favours is the time taken - only when favours are owed can you put pressure on..........

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    8 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Martin - If better half catches me at it during the day - first thing said is have you finished that job for so & so ..........Even more beady since me having to get TNT pills from the body mechanic. She is away at this moment of course - can hear her coming up the driveway (no camera) on return which hopefully gives time to shut down the internet PC .............
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    πŸ“ Water Jets
    9 days ago by redpmg ( Warrant Officer)
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    Martin - its got me going again - totally agree
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