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Title: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 19, 2007, 05:23:08 PM
hi all,this is just for a bit of a laugh,i would like to know what mistakes you have done or made when building your boat or what went wrong on your first test run,you know the stuff,the things you know you should of done or checked but just did not do,lets see whos man or woman enough to admit to it,if you know of something somebody else has done lets have it,it should make for some funny reading............................
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 19, 2007, 06:01:49 PM
Well kurt before you can get you 2 pence worth in i will own up to going to the lake today with my stunning new build razor 45 only to find i had put the internals of the collet in the wrong way round and cut the flex shaft to short...there that wasnt to bad,,,,al
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 19, 2007, 06:05:47 PM
The members of this Forum do not make mistakes. We have frequent intense learning experiences.... :embarrassed:
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: madrob on August 19, 2007, 06:12:47 PM
oh ho i must be on the wrong forum then ;D

i dont make mistakes, i just have errors to redo later ::)
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 19, 2007, 06:14:25 PM
always a silly one to make, put boat in car drive to lake then go to find transmitter, only to realise that its still sat at home on charge!!
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 06:19:28 PM
 i agree colin but i call it a steep learning curve but i think Kurt would call it a gormless error.
i turned up today with my newly built makara and id put the brackets for my stinger strut upside down = stuffing tube too high up and very little adjustment = blip the throttle and it jumps out of the water  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: ha ha ha........Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 19, 2007, 06:35:09 PM
i must admit to starting my boat up putting it in the water ,grab the transmitter only to realise i did not turn the radio on in the boat,took me 1/2 hour to get the bloody thing back from up the river.thank god for muddy river banks,oh .and i have started a nitro boat up backwards only to have the thing try and take my legs out when i throtled it of and it came towards me in the water,,,,,,,,,kurt
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 06:45:00 PM
ha ha ha Kurt thats funny ;D ive known of someone wiring and electric motor in a plane the wrong way round he sent it off and throttled up it came back and smacked him in the forehead, he was lucky it was made out of foam...........Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: w3bby on August 19, 2007, 07:05:32 PM
1. Start motor, throw in boat and watch it sail away, receiver power off ::) Likewise a half hour or so to row across the lake. Fortunately it was a jet drive so even stuck into the bank it had cooling.
2. Transmitter safely in hand, battery pack safe at home ???
3. Engine running badly on the water, squirt of throttle to clear it out and watched the spark plug detach, perform a beautiful arc and smack a hole in the new paint. Moral: tighten spark plug  O0
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 07:20:24 PM
i had another and im still not sure what happened with my arrow shark it was running fine the it wouldnt turn then i couldnt cut it and took 3" off the nose in a concrete bank thats why the nose is silver in the pic it hit the bank doing about 25mph..........Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 19, 2007, 07:28:22 PM
my all time best one was when i had a 5 foot boat with 2 zenoahs in it side by side,me and my best mate(now no longer with us,r.i.p)was down our river when the boat started to miss fire,i got it back,started it up and asked my mate to hold on to it at the end of a wooden jetty while i gave it a few small burst to see what was going on with the engines,well,you can image what happened.first blip nothing,second blip abit more throtle and there was this big splash with my poor mate trying to hang onto the back of the boat as it pulled away.he was not happy,but boy i could not stop laughing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,kurt
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 19, 2007, 07:30:12 PM
how about me having a go with your newly acquired bat boat pete,and stuffing it upto the coppit into a wall
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 19, 2007, 07:37:37 PM
i have another mate called mark,Al and Pete know him,hes my pit man when i am racing,we went down to the river after we had all the rain and the river was way up the bank,we parked in the car park and walked up a small bank onto the top path,when we was walking back mark decided to walk down the steps that looked like muddy grass at the bottom of the steps(wrong)3rd step down what mark thought was mud was 5 foot deep water,over and in he went,and hes not a small lad,but at least he came out laughing and saw the funny side of it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not sure about the drive home from chester to stockport wet through ,,,,,,,,,,,ha. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 07:41:08 PM
yeah i do remember ill bet there's still a few splitters left in the wall yet, it was a rubbish boat anyway ;).......Pete
ps what about your brother with your miami 55?
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: sheerline on August 19, 2007, 07:52:32 PM
Submarine cock-ups... Dump sub in test tank, dive boat, surface boat, boat won't surface....... fault: left waterfeed pipe off and pumped radio compartment full of water! Conclusion:-  PILLOCK!

As above, wont surface but not feedpipe problem. Drag boat out of water Fault: bellows not seated as they were pulled back off the nipples the night before. Conclusion: Total PILLOCK!

Tell everyone else to check and double check and don't heed own advice............. PILLOCK!! :P
 
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 07:55:18 PM
and another time when Al re enacted a scene out of james bond on queens park boating lake last year when we were running a pair of small electric bat boats, maybe thats why he called himself 007 on rcu he he he.............Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 19, 2007, 08:06:25 PM
sailing on lake, phone goes off, phone answered, in mean time espirit d'atlantique decides it has a magnetic attraction to lake wall at 3/4 throttle, crunch!!!! ^&*%^* ^&*^* &^*(^* !!!!!!!!!!!! damage- split hull/deck join conclusion dont phone and sail!
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: J.beazley on August 19, 2007, 08:10:12 PM
Always judge the distance between obstacles and the water bank.

My C.C.LEE bat boat flat out i miss judged the distance between lake and obstacle ::) result hit a floating haystack head on, ripping the motor mounts clean out the hull leaving BIG holes for her to sink (luckily got it back thanks to the styrene block in the nosecone).

Jay
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 08:12:27 PM
Submarine cock-ups... Dump sub in test tank, dive boat, surface boat, boat won't surface....... fault: left waterfeed pipe off and pumped radio compartment full of water! Conclusion:-  PILLOCK!

As above, wont surface but not feedpipe problem. Drag boat out of water Fault: bellows not seated as they were pulled back off the nipples the night before. Conclusion: Total PILLOCK!

Tell everyone else to check and double check and don't heed own advice............. PILLOCK!! :P
 
that reminds me of another one i did some work on Al's cobra and the next time he put it on the water it pumped half a gallon of water into the hull, id caught the water outlet pipe and pulled it off, i said god thats getting low in the water.........oops.................Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 19, 2007, 08:36:12 PM
and another time when Al re enacted a scene out of james bond on queens park boating lake last year when we were running a pair of small electric bat boats, maybe thats why he called himself 007 on rcu he he he.............Pete

i have been asked whatthis is about in a phone call, what happened is i broad sided petes boat and jumped clean over him,but ask pete about the wooden post if they are there he does and will crash into them he he he ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 19, 2007, 08:47:21 PM
on one of the local lake pete and myself go on, we boat stalled our boats and they ended up getting stuck against an island in the middle of the lake, so we decided to through  some rocks/stones near to the to make a wake thus floating them away from the island, this worked for petes boat so i carried on throwing rocks, in the mean time petes had cleared the island only to be stoned by an old lady that feeds the ducks, she thought i was stoning the ducks so she did petes boat threw rocks at his boat he he he ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: alan colson on August 19, 2007, 08:54:04 PM
I don't know how you can turn up at the lake and leave your transitter at home on charge, I have never done this, I took my 6 meter yacht to the lake and left the sail box at home though.
Alan
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 09:08:45 PM
the wooden post that Al was refering to i did glance of it but half an hour later he did the same thing haaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaa, but between you and me those posts were magnetic to boats ;D........Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 19, 2007, 09:38:53 PM
that incrop was a magnet too, a few near misses there to,thats a great test for tight turns great time looking back,danger thin ice ,,,middle of summer
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 19, 2007, 10:15:02 PM
All boats are magnetic.  No matter how big the lake, they WILL find each other.  Unless you are trying to shove one back in.
Boat at lake.  Batteries fully charged.  Transmitter with charged batteries.  Red crystal in boat.  Yellow in transmitter.  Crystal box at home.  Bother.
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 10:19:13 PM
yeah Al the sun beating down and thin ice posters up, but the local council have their shorts on and deck chairs out in winter ;D ;D ;D.......Pete
ps im not saying they are slow but they probably race lawn mowers as a hobby :)
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 19, 2007, 10:25:58 PM
yeah the old push barrel type, not the motor driven ones i once saw one of them take of and fly he he
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 19, 2007, 11:18:16 PM
oh yeah tell ;)
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 19, 2007, 11:28:22 PM
I DONT KNOW ABOUT THE OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN I FELT LIKE THE OLDEST SWINGER IN HEAVEN TODY DOWN THE LAKE, AND WHAT ABOUT YOUR NEW MATE PETE WITH HIS SHERIFFS BADGE ON HE WANTED YOU IN HIS CELLS..HE HE ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 20, 2007, 12:20:15 AM
aye well he aint getting any joy from me and thats for sure but he did enjoy seeing the boats run but thats all...........gonna go and listen to a bit of clapton now i shot the sherif.........glad im not the deputy ha ha :police:............cheers...........Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 20, 2007, 12:34:30 AM
he was the sort of guy you'd expect to find on these pervert sites on the tinternet
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: madrob on August 20, 2007, 08:45:41 AM
looking through all the posts on here...does this mean all the power boat guys make more errors than the scale guys
theres a pattern here  ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 20, 2007, 10:10:15 AM

no, I started a Bismarck kit.....  :D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: tigertiger on August 20, 2007, 10:12:23 AM
looking through all the posts on here...does this mean all the power boat guys make more errors than the scale guys
theres a pattern here  ;D ;D

Same number of errors, just at those speeds more consequences. :'(

Half a second of not concentrating is all it takes.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: DickyD on August 20, 2007, 11:37:55 AM
looking through all the posts on here...does this mean all the power boat guys make more errors than the scale guys
theres a pattern here  ;D ;D

I was just wondering the same. You can see why the i/c crowd are banned from so many ponds. ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: chingdevil on August 20, 2007, 02:38:47 PM
My mistake on wanting to build a model boat was finding a web site called modelboatmayhem.co.uk which had a nice little article in it on how easy it is to build a clyde puffer. Eighteen months on still not finished. ;D ;D ;D ;D
 Martin do you want to build another one ??? ???

Brian
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 20, 2007, 06:47:35 PM
hi Kurt just cast your eye over this i think the cockup is rectifyied but before i drill more holes and resin it in i want to be sure..........cheers..........Pete.
ps looks a lot better right side up ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 20, 2007, 09:05:18 PM
thats it pete.alot better.have you more movement now?????you should have, ::)
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 20, 2007, 09:11:36 PM
i will have when its all bolted back in cheers Kurt
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 20, 2007, 09:35:51 PM
hi pete looks spot on now, bailers on way and payed for dont forget to put yours in....al O0
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on August 20, 2007, 10:07:06 PM
plus some of us really dont care,you get like that when you race omra

Sorry Kurt - but this forum is read by many and while I don't really care if you have a go at your mates, I strongly object to your comment regarding  OMRA.
Some of us DO CARE - that's why we have rules!  They are not made by petty officials but are made by the OMRA members themselves to try and run safely and enjoyably.  We try NOT to lose venues by having noisy boats or driving them in a 'casual' (stupid) manner.
Yes, there will be the odd time in a race when another boat spins out straight in front of you, which you may hit.  That's one of the difficulties of having uncontrollable waves.  However, if you try to foresee these, and you've got a good 'spotter', you will avoid leaving with a bag of broken boat bits at the end of the day.
You build a good boat and will undoubtedly do well with it.  You're information has been valuable to others and I agree with much of what you say.
Don't spoil it by writing (even in jest) without thinking.

Danny
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 20, 2007, 10:44:26 PM
 hi danny,everything here is said in jest,and when i said about not caring in omra,i ment about your boat getting damaged.i use to care about my boats and had somebody of done to my boat what happened to me at brynbach  at my local lake wild horses would not of stopped me putting that said person in the lake,no matter how it happened,but as these things do happen on omra i try not to care about my boat to much,that way if and when something does happen,i can just brush it of as part of racing,and not end up putting somebody where they really dont want to be becouse i have just seen my pride and joy bashed.,and end up out of omra,so you see,it is in my opinion that i dont care,i love omra,i enjoy the racing,meeting up with everyone and have even got another 2 new members to join becouse of what i have said about OMRA,i travel more than most to do 1/2 hour race,and have a good day,i agree that poeple do care in omra,we all do,i do,and all the rules are good,apart from half hour races,should be 2x 20 minute races,.but thats another subject,so in reply to you mate,i care about OMRA,just not to much about my boat,i hope we are now clear on the subject ,oh,and to everyone else OMRA is a really good thing for racing ic powered boats,so dont be put off becouse of my opinion,,,,,,,,,,,,,,kurt
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: chingdevil on August 20, 2007, 10:47:03 PM
MODERATED

OK Guys

Can we get back to the thread subject and not start a slanging match.

Thanks

Brian
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on August 20, 2007, 10:52:27 PM
Thanks Kurt - glad that's cleared up O0
Danny
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: pete_486 on August 21, 2007, 01:05:39 AM
Kurt really wasnt having a so called dig at his mates it was a pre meditated thing from when we were at the lake on sunday and he also told us to expect the worst if someone hits you or you hit someone and to bite your lip, shake hands and hope it doesnt happen for a long while again............Pete
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on August 21, 2007, 02:05:04 PM
Just to show that when you're World Champion - the mistakes get BIGGER  :o
It happens to us all (sometime or other) and not just OMRA either  ;D
Danny

Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: DickyD on August 21, 2007, 03:18:40 PM
Which one of those two boats is yours Danny ?  ???
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 21, 2007, 03:40:11 PM
Racing torpedo?
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on August 21, 2007, 03:43:25 PM
Not mine, I'm glad to say Dicky!  My last swipe at a rescue boat was Coventry in 1987 - without putting a hole in it though!
Just after that, I started wearing glasses ::) ::)
Hitting rescue boats (quite rightly) is a cardinal sin and gets you chucked straight off the water.

The bloke in the picture is the famous Dave Marles who is current World Champ for something or other fast. ;D

Danny
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on August 21, 2007, 03:47:41 PM
And member of Mayhem.

Peter
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 21, 2007, 05:37:27 PM
hay danny,where did you get that photo from?thats a good one.i thought it was mike luxton that put his boat to the rescue boat??i cant wait to see dave again to remind him of this one.ha.ha.love it mate O0 kurt
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on August 21, 2007, 06:49:31 PM
Just to show that when you're World Champion - the mistakes get BIGGER  :o
It happens to us all (sometime or other) and not just OMRA either  ;D
Danny



well well dave if you read this i thought you only parked your boat on the grass at birkenhead ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on August 21, 2007, 08:11:28 PM
Hey chaps - I didn't say that Dave was driving that boat  ;)
I COULD be a pure coincidence that he's collecting a blue and yellow boat for someone else  ::) ::) ;D
Danny
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: kurt cave sikk 27 on August 21, 2007, 09:00:38 PM
come on danny.we know who it is and whos boat it is,if it was somebody else's boat dave would not be interested,the fact that hes there looking at it must only mean one thing,that picture is the best,poor dave,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :'( ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on August 21, 2007, 09:49:55 PM
I couldn't possibly comment  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: banjo on August 23, 2007, 06:35:05 PM
This afternoon......connected a 6v battery the "wrong" way....Result goodbye 2 X HITEC HS-625 servos @ 27 each!!!
DOH!!!
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on August 23, 2007, 06:54:33 PM
I may have posted this before but it still annoys me , I had spent a night and a bit making this and decided to take a skim of the input tube so the pipe fitted better, thought ill run the file oner it , then naaaaaaaaaa ill put it in the lath   CLUNK   start again the most annoying thing of it all is I forgot the scale of the boat re made it the same size only to realise it was to big .start again..

Peter
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: polaris on August 23, 2007, 07:15:08 PM

Dear All,

Though unconnected with RC ships etc., when I was involved with a geophysics R/D co. during the late 1980's, they were working one Sat. am. on a prototype unit due out within a few days for field testing in Spain. I had been taking an interest all am. on/off, and, since the top of the main TX was off, had mentioned a couple of times to take care the multi block (about 20 lines), was put back the right way round (I had noticed there was no one way only fit). Well, me not being a tech., thought this was a sensible thing to say anyway. So, the top went back on and the screen burnt didn't it!!! 600 worth - this in 1987! I didn't say a word... just walked back to the office! What made things worse really is that it was the Tech. Dir. who put it back!!! Well, I suppose in the grand scheme of things it's not that large really, the Frogs did manage to build an aircraft carrier some years ago only to find the Launch Deck was about 40m too short!!! :D

Regards, Bernard
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: AC RAZOR 45 on September 04, 2007, 12:46:27 AM
NOW I THOUGHT THAT PETE SHOULD HAVE COME ON THIS THEAD AND OWNED UP TO TAKE KURTS PROPS  HIDDEN INSIDE A LIFE JACKET BACK TO THE CLUB HOUSE STORES,THEN LETTING KURT HUNT THEM DOWN FOR THE BEST PART OF AN HOUR ,I AM SORRY PETE BUT IT HAS TO BE THESE GUYS  :police: :police: :police: :police: :police: :police: :police:....ALAN  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Abuelo3 on September 04, 2007, 08:17:29 PM
Cyanocrilate:
Hello to everyone from Veracruz, Mexico.
I have the fortune of living in this Port, sunny and easygoing, my Wife, She is a wise lady, allways have a word of care and safety to me when I'm at my workbench, one sunday at the morning I was gluing one stick of wood to a fiberglase ed hull with one of those small bottle of cyanocrilato, the most fluid kind of this, off course I drunk before almost half of pint of the best coffee in Mexico, the brand that is from Chiapas, Mexico, This glue do not emerge from the bottle, so I grip it with all the energy I could, at that time, I'm not wearing my bifocals lenses, so I didn't saw the glue, a lot of glue in the hull, the stick of wood a my left hand, also the rig th hand, so I wait for 5 minutes in order to get a perfect fit, and surprise, me and the model ship were just an unique thing, maybe for the rest of my life, so being a MD, with a Masters D in Environmental Health,I sit to think about this tragedy before doing anything wrong or something that can hurts me blady, but, remember the coffee, yes, in that moment, rig th now I have to go, I mean have to go,  :embarrassed:, I was able to pull down the shorts and walk to the bathroom, in that moment, my Wife, and two lady's, friend of Her, open the street door, my reaction was to cover me with the model ship, so I put the hull over the genitals zone, my Wife see immediately that I was in the middle of an ships construction accident, so to make that unforgettable said: In the name of God, what are you doing to that model, like I have some problems of sexual habits, I learn this lesson, I allways wear the glasses, I respect the glues and those ladys never be at home since that sunday morning. :angel:
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on September 04, 2007, 08:25:34 PM
Godo - that is great  ;D ;D ;D ;D

I bet you and your giant "cover" are the talk of the town  :o :o

Danny
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: sheerline on September 04, 2007, 08:26:01 PM
Godo as an MD, can you tell if it is dangerous to keep laughing because I can't stop after reading your post??
Chris
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 04, 2007, 08:49:56 PM
I nearly choked to death on reading that, funniest thing I've heard in years - stiill laughing. My wife thought I'd had a fit - I had!
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: sheerline on September 04, 2007, 09:17:35 PM
Colin, it's yet another unfinished  hull used as a 'toolbox'!
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 04, 2007, 09:20:20 PM
Oh, don't you start - I still haven't recovered.
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: edible_engine on September 04, 2007, 09:28:05 PM
if driving in to a bank counts then hers mine

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r93/robin_crash24/P2030064.jpg)

hit a bank only doing 10 mph tops
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: DickyD on September 04, 2007, 09:31:08 PM
Made a mess of that then. :'(
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 04, 2007, 09:40:47 PM


There was a chap asking how to cut slots here on the forum only recently ..... ;D


Ken
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Abuelo3 on September 04, 2007, 09:49:04 PM
Best regards from Veracruz,Mexico
Dear all, I'm glad if my mistake make you to smile, but let me write some words of advice: O0 Please, be cautious and carefull when you are using that kind of glue, I beg to everyone to wear allways some kind of eyes protection at the workbench.
Good Wind
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: dougal99 on September 04, 2007, 09:51:06 PM


There was a chap asking how to cut slots here on the forum only recently ..... ;D


Ken

Kenny

They are too big and not quite accurate enough. Bet they were done quickly though.  ;D

Doug
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: edible_engine on September 04, 2007, 09:57:25 PM
hope to have it back on the water tomorrow the crash didn't harm the propellers surprisingly i would hate to think what it would do to a human and it was only idling when it did that.
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 04, 2007, 09:58:03 PM


Cut twice ............  measure once                   ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Colin H on September 04, 2007, 10:14:38 PM
Sorry Godo but I have just had to shout the wife to read your post we are now both sat with tears in our eyes, WEe just can't stop laughing.

Just glad the genitailia (if thats how its spelt) did not get mixed up with the cyro :o :o.

Colin & Mrs H ;D ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: sheerline on September 04, 2007, 10:33:14 PM
Godo, I assume you were wearing the correct safety equipment for working with superglue ie.. protective facemask. You don't want to set a bad example to the children !
I looked at all the smileys in an effort to find one which fits your post but there are so many I found to be suitable, I have included them all.. here goes:     :) or :D or  :o or ::) or :( or 8) or :embarrassed: or :P or the best one.... :-\
I'm with you on this one Colin...still laughing.. must'nt read it again...... oh perhaps just one more time eh!
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: omra85 on September 04, 2007, 10:41:57 PM
Just dragged Mrs 85 in to read it - brought tears to both of us.

It's the way it's written - with the air of injured innocence - like the old time farces!  Top marks GODO  O0

I think you may need to reconsider your level of "protection". ::)

Danny
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 04, 2007, 11:14:47 PM
Just read it again and it still hurts!  ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: Wetwater on September 04, 2007, 11:41:20 PM
   Very good Godo.  Best story / laugh  :laugh: for a long time.  You said you went to the bathroom but did you have time
   to GO before your wife and visitors appeared.

   Me, I never make mistakes.  ::)  I'm perfect. :angel:  Well, that's what I tell my wife.  ;D
Title: Re: mistakes we have made
Post by: bigH on September 05, 2007, 06:22:40 PM
  Now I've stopped laughing,,,  I took my new boat to the lake, the boat (a PT craft) is in two pieces, the hull and the deck and is made to screw together.
  I carefully placed  the deck in my car and all the other bits and pieces, drove 20 miles to my club lake and....  YUP! you guessed right, I had left the b****y hull back in the workshop....   Never mind the deck looked nice.