Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: hover tim on August 25, 2011, 08:42:16 pm

Title: only in the UK
Post by: hover tim on August 25, 2011, 08:42:16 pm
i bet no one has thought about doing this before

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-14662402
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on August 26, 2011, 02:12:33 am
There was another one a few years ago, that looked like a WWII U-boat, and
had an breakfast table and umbrella on the "winter garten".

 8)
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: Ade the Blade on August 26, 2011, 08:16:03 am
It,s captian Birds eye as i live and breath so that where he lives.
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: nhp651 on August 26, 2011, 10:21:48 am
knowing the L & L like I do, having sailed on it many times in my own narrow boat he'll never get past the first bridge without knocking his conning tower off, lol.

as for going up "Wigan Flight".........he'll probably get deapth charged by the locals, {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: treeboa on August 26, 2011, 12:45:27 pm
and my mrs claims i have a screw loose  {-) {-)
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: pugwash on August 26, 2011, 01:25:29 pm
Neil I know what you mean about the "Wigan Flight", my brother got stuck there this summer when one of the lock gates collapsed
and he was visited several times by the less than friendly natives. But not as bad as the Forth/Clyde Canal - open warfare when you
go through the top end of Glasgow.

Geoff
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: Arrow5 on August 26, 2011, 04:50:34 pm
Union Canal in Edinburgh has some bandit country too. Had an ex RN guy name of Tug help a few times, he lived on a camouflaged "Swift boat"style cabin cruiser. Never had any trouble when he was aboard...funny that. {-)
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: BrianCartwright on August 26, 2011, 05:14:07 pm
nhp561
You're forgetting it's a sub.He would ony have to open the sea cocks a bit. {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: nhp651 on August 26, 2011, 07:10:36 pm
Neil I know what you mean about the "Wigan Flight", my brother got stuck there this summer when one of the lock gates collapsed
and he was visited several times by the less than friendly natives. But not as bad as the Forth/Clyde Canal - open warfare when you
go through the top end of Glasgow.

Geoff

the locks are regularly opened in the dead of night by the locals for you to find the whole flight empty of water in the morning, lol, but funilly I never had any probs myself, just used to keep my cam corder hanging round my neck.the natives don't like being filmed, lol......must all have something to hide.. {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: Capt Jack on August 26, 2011, 07:23:14 pm
The Royal Navy did something like that in the 70's I think, they had a sub, destroyer and something else.  They used them for a recruitment drive, don't know what happened to them though.  They were manned by the Navy and went all over the country.
Title: Re: only in the UK
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 27, 2011, 10:05:53 pm

There is another thread about this on here somewhere, can anyone find so i can link the two together.... please?