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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #350 on: March 30, 2015, 10:42:38 PM »

In that case we have a possible name ..."Lady Sloanley" :embarrassed:
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #351 on: March 31, 2015, 08:30:37 AM »

Hi all,

This must be one of the best Threads for a while.

Love the Brick comments.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #352 on: March 31, 2015, 08:45:06 AM »

I've already mentioned to Rich in private that George's pose in the photo (reply #340) would imply an immediate need to visit such an establishment. He looks as if last night's Bangalore Phaal has just come back to haunt him. Don't forget the Vacant/Engaged lock on the door, Uggett.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #353 on: March 31, 2015, 09:22:23 AM »

Evil...you lot are evil. Poor old George, he don't know which way is up any longer. There's not room on the deck for even a Porta Pottie, so it's a case of hanging his lower parts over the side, and hoping the wind blows in the right direction.   :o



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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #354 on: March 31, 2015, 10:47:58 AM »

First coat of primer on earlier this morning...blimey, that stuff stinks to high heaven. The whole flat smells like an auto body repair shop...no chance of a 'romantic interlude' this evening... <:(
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #355 on: April 02, 2015, 02:39:13 AM »

Ooh, you lot are rotten to my Motorflote...


I'm thinking of honouring the old Steppenwolf track from the film 'Easy Rider'...you all know the one...The Pusherman.
Hmmm..!! not sure about the name "The Pusherman"George might get pulled over by the wasserpolizei thinking he`s a drug smuggler.  {-) {-)
Don`t think  George would like to be frisked by the polis with the rubber glove looking for the Hash Stash.  ;D ;D  .... he might then really need a day glo- orange boiler suit.. {-)
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #356 on: April 02, 2015, 08:22:38 AM »

Frank...that is so wrong   ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #357 on: April 02, 2015, 08:25:27 AM »

Now chaps..your advice please.


I want to fit a heat shield to the exhaust stack, but I'm having trouble. All I can come up with is a piece of alloy mesh over the pipe, but I'm not happy with how it looks...so, it's over to you. Any ideas?
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #358 on: April 02, 2015, 08:56:39 AM »

Something like this perhaps?

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #359 on: April 02, 2015, 08:58:24 AM »

  Hi Rich,
       How about some fine plastic mesh such as the suppliers put around onions veg etc. Hope this helps.
                Regards, Peter.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #360 on: April 02, 2015, 09:05:25 AM »

Rickles, old chap...can you imagine drilling all those holes in a piece of plastic tube or sheet?  Do you want to drive me mad?   %) 


Peter...I know the stuff you mean. Maybe strengthen it up with a coating of cyano?


Actually Rickles, you have given me the germ of an idea. Somewhere in the depths of my cupboard I have a piece of an old brass etched deck from an old Type V11 U boat...hmm...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #361 on: April 02, 2015, 09:59:48 AM »

Rich what about these ?
Howard the owner is a really nice guy to deal with
http://www.kitformservices.com/photoetch.html
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #362 on: April 02, 2015, 10:52:53 AM »

Why not wrap string around it paint it white to simulate rope type pipe lagging.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #363 on: April 02, 2015, 11:00:42 AM »

Aid...that the sort of thing, but they are too small, which is a shame. Unless I could combine two of them...


BC...yes, I see your idea, like the steam boys use to lag their pipework with. I suppose with the 'Flote being a real utility vessel, a fancy heat shield wouldn't be used, so maybe lagging would be an idea. I shall retreat to my bench and see what I can come up with....
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #364 on: April 02, 2015, 01:15:15 PM »

I seem to remember someone using part of a lady`s hair curler for an exhaust heat shield , don't know what type.   Ask the lady of the house.   BTW that military armour site has some lovely stuff, thanks for the link.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #365 on: April 02, 2015, 01:42:48 PM »

Hi Rich.
 have you got any scrap aerials.  A piece cut off one of them would give you a section of chromed tube sleve. 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #366 on: April 02, 2015, 01:50:44 PM »

The possibilities are growing, it seems...car aerials, now I like that Frank. Might have to have a stroll later on...  8) 
Hair curlers...hmm, I think I may be in trouble if I attack hers.  <*<


Ian(IanPAL)has something he's bringing over, something he 'borrowed' out of someone's greenhouse, part of an irrigation system...he thinks that may be ideal. As they say in all the best places...''watch this space''
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« Reply #367 on: April 02, 2015, 03:06:44 PM »

First coat of primer on earlier this morning...blimey, that stuff stinks to high heaven. The whole flat smells like an auto body repair shop...no chance of a 'romantic interlude' this evening... <:(

Are you sure it was'nt the vindaloo from George - he definitely looked like he was pebbledashing something.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #368 on: April 02, 2015, 05:29:54 PM »

"shakes head in disbelief..."
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #369 on: April 03, 2015, 09:09:12 AM »

Hi,

No, not driving you mad but getting you thinking.

Hope you find a good alternative.

Does the guard have to be all the way around the pipe?

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #370 on: April 03, 2015, 09:15:08 AM »

Sorry, I pressed the wrong button trying to add a photo.   Attached photo.Regards
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #371 on: April 03, 2015, 10:05:33 AM »

 {-), I used to work for a truck manufacturer, and the silencer usually made the best heat shield when running up the side of the cabs, some were solid, slotted or perforated, I was surprised when I saw a program and it showed the US version and as usual it was massively bigger than the UK trucks so it seems the best idea is to go what you believe looks right

now for the head shaker

just as the  preverbial saying, 'when **** hits the fan', any guard will do if it stops Georges discharges hitting that hot pipe - THEN it will stink.  {-)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #372 on: April 03, 2015, 10:16:14 AM »

I'm pretty sure that an old tub like a 'Flote wouldn't be having a fancy chrome heat shield, unless George customises it and makes it into  a Motorflote GT...so this is what I'm going for. I think I mentioned earlier that Ian 'liberated' it from a greenhouse he just happened to passing...as you do. It's plastic and it's perforated, so I plan to try and put a dent or two in it, spray it black, then it will have a sticker stating ''Caution--Hot'' on it.


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« Reply #373 on: April 03, 2015, 10:25:28 AM »

 {-) {-), we can stop the toilet humour now  :-)), now where were we on Bricks O0 ;D :P
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #374 on: April 03, 2015, 10:31:55 AM »

I'm now going to sit in the corner and cry... <:(
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