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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #275 on: March 25, 2015, 03:52:29 PM »

Hopefully, fingers crossed, I might be ready to do a bath test tomorrow...

If this is your first time, be sure to undress first and then test the temperature of the water with a toe before climbing in. It helps to have the sponge, loofah and soap within easy reach. Don't mess around trying to push your big toe up the tap and don't forget to rinse around the bath once it's emptied to prevent a ring of limescale from forming.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #276 on: March 25, 2015, 03:59:14 PM »







For once I'm totally and utterly speechless....
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #277 on: March 25, 2015, 04:08:02 PM »

Remember
It Is Not A Submarine you are testing.
Static diving tests are not the order of the day.

PS
Don't sit on the soap  %% %% %%

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #278 on: March 25, 2015, 04:13:44 PM »

I don't know...a Motorflote would make a half decent submersible. Add a few more lights, radar scanners...give George a set of oxygen bottles...hmm.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #279 on: March 25, 2015, 07:28:28 PM »

Remember
It Is Not A Submarine you are testing.
Static diving tests are not the order of the day.

PS
Don't sit on the soap  %% %% %%

Ned
PS: And Don`t have beans for dinner either or you will end up having a "Bubble Bath"... {-) {-) {-)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #280 on: March 25, 2015, 07:41:01 PM »

I'm still speechless...  O0
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #281 on: March 25, 2015, 08:05:41 PM »


Any more pics or links to pics Frank??


Ned

 Hi ned.
 here are the pix to go with the message sent. on the  klein Schubschiffen  LÖWE ..small pusher boat LOWE..[/font]
 
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 Ja..  ein Modell Kit.. O0
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #282 on: March 25, 2015, 08:50:48 PM »

I've never seen a Motorflote with a sleeper cab....
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« Reply #283 on: March 25, 2015, 08:58:30 PM »

I've never seen a Motorflote with a sleeper cab....

Sleeper Cab........Nein..Scheiße Haus. ;D
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #284 on: March 25, 2015, 09:03:47 PM »

or a cludgie as it is called north of the border O0
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« Reply #285 on: March 26, 2015, 12:38:33 AM »

And from NZ
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #286 on: March 26, 2015, 12:43:56 PM »

Somebody tell me why I decided to build this damn Motorflote? Every straight edge, every join, has to have a length of 4mm styrene angle glued across it...I've used over a dozen packets of the stuff so far. It's driving me mad...just over half way through now.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #287 on: March 26, 2015, 01:01:47 PM »

Your doing well, Rich.
Keep up the good work
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #288 on: March 26, 2015, 01:28:00 PM »

Doing me best, VNK...it certainly tries the patience!
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #289 on: March 26, 2015, 01:33:38 PM »

Patience, ain't they hospital inmates?
And one can only do ones best, I'm with you on that.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #290 on: March 26, 2015, 01:35:25 PM »

I'll end up a gibbering wreck, sat in the corner and muttering to myself soon...
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« Reply #291 on: March 26, 2015, 01:39:24 PM »

Your welcome to join me in my corner, been here a while and the conversations is getting a wee bit one sided.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #292 on: March 26, 2015, 01:58:17 PM »

Thought a corner has two sides %% %%

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« Reply #293 on: March 26, 2015, 02:28:21 PM »

Somebody tell me why I decided to build this damn Motorflote? Every straight edge, every join, has to have a length of 4mm styrene angle glued across it...I've used over a dozen packets of the stuff so far. It's driving me mad...just over half way through now.

 And I thought I was the only perfectionist on here... O0
 
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« Reply #294 on: March 26, 2015, 02:29:47 PM »

I'll end up a gibbering wreck, sat in the corner and muttering to myself soon...

 Hi Rich
 I can lend you a straight jacket...I have a few spare.... {-)
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #295 on: March 26, 2015, 03:02:45 PM »

Don't know about a straight jacket, I need a new straight edge...


Anyway, I had to have a change from cutting those pieces of angle, so I've made the strengthening plate that the pusher knees attach to, and installed the gratings.
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« Reply #296 on: March 26, 2015, 03:19:39 PM »

(Thought a corner has two sides %% %%

Ned )

Na, each corner of a Motoflote has 3 sides.
Count em.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #297 on: March 26, 2015, 03:20:56 PM »

And each side has three corners, or so it seems... <:(
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #298 on: March 27, 2015, 10:05:38 AM »

Right boys n' girls..spot of advice, please...


How would you guys attach the tyres to the sides on the 'Flote? I hate the damn great knots I seem to get...any other ways of doing it?

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« Reply #299 on: March 27, 2015, 11:11:54 AM »

Right boys n' girls..spot of advice, please...


How would you guys attach the tyres to the sides on the 'Flote? I hate the damn great knots I seem to get...any other ways of doing it?
super glue,  heat shrink,  wire crimp.??
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