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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #400 on: April 04, 2015, 04:23:21 pm »

DM...is that the same stuff that Top Fuel dragsters run on? The noise sort of sounds familiar...


Ned...what you on about?
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #401 on: April 04, 2015, 04:44:53 pm »

Sorry Rich
Thought George was on loan from International Rescue
with his afterburner trousers.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #402 on: April 04, 2015, 04:58:13 pm »

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #403 on: April 04, 2015, 05:02:39 pm »

Cough...splutter...are you suggesting that I use a pink hair roller, Len? Good grief man...go and sit on the naughty step this instant!

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #404 on: April 04, 2015, 05:13:25 pm »

Right then...I have finally sorted the exhaust heat shield. Apologies to Ian, but that piece of plastic tube just didn't look right, so it's back to the good old alloy mesh and a very thin strip of masking tape, soaked in cyano. Three whole turns of the mesh round the pipe..a lot of swearing and trying to unattach my fingers from the masking tape..and I'm finally happy with the results.


Just a coat of paint needed, and remake the exhaust support bracket and we're done.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #405 on: April 04, 2015, 05:21:09 pm »

That's a lot better Rich :-)
It matches the exhaust grille
behind the commode {-)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #406 on: April 04, 2015, 05:40:52 pm »

Ned...tell me, what tobacco do you smoke? It's not that stuff that people grow in their spare rooms, is it... %)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #407 on: April 04, 2015, 06:08:22 pm »

Over ten years since I smoked Rich.
Never tried owt exotic.
A few pints of real ale does it for me.
Old Speckled Hen  usually. ( Other ales are available)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #408 on: April 05, 2015, 01:33:21 am »

Rich, why dont you put the painted item in the bathroom and open the window to let the fumes out, at least it gets the smell out of the
 Love shack.. {-)  and get the air freshner out, B4 lady friend turns up  and any lingering odours you can blame it on the cat.. O0
 And you need to stop all this scent marking your territory by Spraying.. {-) {-) {-)  don`t want her to think your a skunk...
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #409 on: April 07, 2015, 11:33:10 pm »

doesn't seem like u-33 is speechless any more   {-) , looks like hes given up posting because of all the ribbing george and the boat is getting  {-) , everything is in jest - its just a fart flash in the pan stuff, hows things going  :}
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #410 on: April 08, 2015, 09:49:55 am »

 Hes probably fastidiously applying the Brick pattern paint scheme {-) {-)   or hes gone orff for a few days wll earned Easter break.
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #411 on: April 08, 2015, 10:57:26 am »

Fear not, Motorflote fans...all is well, I just got sort of sidetracked by the good lady over the Easter period (  ;D  know what I mean? )


Despite her best efforts to find other things for me to do (  :kiss:  ) I did manage to get all the cab glazing panels cut out and framed up ready to drop in, and the control panel is completed.


Normal service will soon resume...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #412 on: April 08, 2015, 11:08:03 am »

Hope you had young George's eyes covered whilst your good lady was "Sidetracking" You  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
We don't want him forgetting the Colregs when he eventually get waterborne.




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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #413 on: April 08, 2015, 11:13:58 am »

Oh yes, Ned...George was tucked away in the box of Motorflote bits under the workbench. He's far too young to get involved with that sort of thing...


And I'm too old for it...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #414 on: April 14, 2015, 07:58:20 am »

Eat your heart out Rich  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:






With acknowledgement to Krishna


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #415 on: April 14, 2015, 01:45:28 pm »

Eat your heart out Rich  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Why..????   two totally different boats Ned  and no  banter about bricks.. O0
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #416 on: April 14, 2015, 02:25:24 pm »


Is this you U-33?

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #417 on: April 14, 2015, 03:24:43 pm »


I wish my hair was that long....
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #418 on: April 14, 2015, 03:32:58 pm »

Re "no  banter about bricks"

That small boat is no brick...

more like a pebble!.

Seriously though I did enjoy the you tube clip.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #419 on: April 15, 2015, 02:06:46 am »

Why..????   two totally different boats Ned  and no  banter about bricks.. O0
 
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 Should have also mentioned two different skill sets.  Rich does what his health allows and with his sidekick George has entertained us royally this past few weeks.  And of Krishna whos ingenuity and technical knowledge is on a different level from rest of us.  :-))   
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #420 on: April 15, 2015, 02:17:04 am »

I wish my hair was that long....

 Rich.
  If your hair was that long might mistake you for singer Conchita  {-) {-)
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #421 on: April 15, 2015, 07:44:21 am »

Frank,
I wasn't commenting on Rich's skills as a modeller, but I thought he would like one.
I am well aware of the limitations that his condition imposes and was not implying he should build one
himself.


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #422 on: April 15, 2015, 07:49:44 am »

Morning gentlemen...fear not, I couldn't see to build anything that small!


I apologise for the lack of updates on the Motorflote, I suddenly realised that the Norwich Sub Weekend is getting closer very rapidly, so I've been working on X9 to get her finished and operational by July.


I'll be back on the 'Flote as soon as X9 is mission ready, panic ye not.


Thanks for the continued support guys, I appreciate it.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #423 on: April 15, 2015, 08:27:10 am »

Must be the long hair getting in your eyes Rich  %%

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #424 on: April 15, 2015, 10:41:17 pm »

Wow this thread has exploded since I last checked, UhHum...that may have been some time ago  {:-{ .
I started building a motorflote back when I was a kid shortly after the plans were in Model Boats magazine.
But unfortunately i never finished it...  :((
I have however started again last year, and am making good progress.
I'm bigger now, so thought I'd make the tug bigger too, so I blown it up slightly (1.5x)
I will start a build blog at some point, but have just restarted the project now the evenings are warmer.
Just working on the hull, specifically the skids at present.
I have the nozzle done, and have just modified the hull (reluctantly), so it may have some aft thrust.
But here is a basic shot of it so far.



It's made of 1/4 & 1/8 ply with spruce batons. But I'll get some more photos up on my own thread shortly.
Nice to see some other interest in the Motorflote as there is not a lot out there about it.
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