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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #525 on: June 19, 2015, 07:32:33 PM »

Oh dear - I seem to have started something here!. . . .
Good news is, I've got me popcorn ready, and I'll have an ice cream tub at halftime.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #526 on: June 20, 2015, 02:08:56 AM »

Hey Rich........you know that I related to these guys don't you      O0.... Derek
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #527 on: June 22, 2015, 08:29:24 AM »

Hi,

Noticed this bird nesting box on the web.

So when one gets bored with sailing the Motorflote.......

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #528 on: June 22, 2015, 08:37:38 AM »

I don't think the seagulls would reckon much of having sparrows nesting in George's cabin... <*<


I was hoping to sail the 'Flote over the weekend, but with scale Force 10 waves on the lake and a six foot thick layer of algae in the water, I decided to abort the mission.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #529 on: June 22, 2015, 10:25:49 AM »

Sorry - without trawling the internet of films that will fit, the only one that seems appropriate
A BRICK TO FAR - i'll get my coat
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #530 on: June 22, 2015, 10:50:08 AM »

'Another brick in the wall....'?
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #531 on: June 22, 2015, 12:25:34 PM »

a remake of this, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_(film), with george smoking pot - i mean potty :D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #532 on: June 22, 2015, 12:27:31 PM »

ahhh - the brick of chucky inny (bride of chucky) - boy its getting warm with all these coats on - phew
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #533 on: June 22, 2015, 12:54:53 PM »

We need a "shakes head in despair" smiley....



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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #534 on: June 23, 2015, 03:54:49 PM »

WoW how did we end up at the movies ?????????????????
i thought we were serious modellers LOL
all in good fun , but lets get back to rc and glue , i love sniffing the stuff LOL
as nothing better than the avo in the shed !!
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #535 on: June 23, 2015, 03:57:03 PM »

So where are these infamous photos?  <*<

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #536 on: June 23, 2015, 04:00:23 PM »

WoW how did we end up at the movies ?????????????????
i thought we were serious modellers LOL
all in good fun , but lets get back to rc and glue , i love sniffing the stuff LOL
as nothing better than the avo in the shed !!
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #537 on: June 23, 2015, 04:04:21 PM »

So where are these infamous photos?  <*<


How many more do you want? There's loads of them in the build log...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #538 on: June 23, 2015, 06:58:25 PM »

naw,....


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #539 on: June 24, 2015, 03:41:41 PM »

It become a feature on George Clarks amazing spaces - how to turn a Tardis into a smaller space than you had before  :}
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #540 on: June 24, 2015, 04:06:54 PM »

I have it on good authority that a camera equipped submersible
is being readied ahead of the launch date to capture the final
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #541 on: June 24, 2015, 04:24:55 PM »

Oh ye of little faith...George and the mighty MotorFlote have been in training for the maiden voyage, due to take place this coming Sunday. Weather and algae permitting, of course...I drove past the lake on my way home from the dentist earlier today, and the water looked like thick pea soup. Not ideal conditions, you can see that horrible green stuff floating in the water...good for creating scale scum lines on the hull, but not good for sailing in.


But in order to satisfy you lot and your blood lust...if you behave yourselves, I'll take the 'Flote down to a local stream I know of, and give it a try out there.


Carry on...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #542 on: June 24, 2015, 04:44:55 PM »

Just be careful it doesn't motorflote away......................
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #543 on: June 24, 2015, 05:05:32 PM »

   Hi Rich,
         They can be really hurtful about the poor old motorfloat don't they realise that you have feelings! Show all the mockers that George rules the waves. Can't wait to see the antics on the water. This post has kept me highly amused from start to finish well done.
       Cheers,
            Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #544 on: June 24, 2015, 06:23:37 PM »

Once you get the Scum Line you will have the Waterline.
Hope it's not around the rooftop seagulls ankles  %%
If the stream is fast flowing Rich, don't forget the steering
characteristics of the M flote.
Don't gnash the new gnashers if things are not tickertyboo.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #545 on: June 25, 2015, 10:17:45 AM »

Green scum on the water - george will feel at home solving that time old senerio - oh wait, thats jon pertwee  %)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #546 on: June 25, 2015, 12:16:58 PM »

Fear not Ned, it's only a minor ditch really, very rarely does the water move...now and then a swan takes off and disturbs the water, but that's about it.


I'm thinking of fitting George out with a long scarf...and maybe he should have a young lady to accompany him on his travels.  :P


The new teeth are doing well so far, I managed to eat a slice of toast this morning, first time for a long time. And yes, I did save the seagulls a morsel...  %)


Ignore them Faz, for they know not what they do...  ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #547 on: June 28, 2015, 06:08:29 PM »

oh yes we do  :-))
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #548 on: July 12, 2015, 09:21:10 PM »

STILL waiting for Pics or a video of this getting it's self WET...Maybee it is a DRY DOCK TUG  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #549 on: July 13, 2015, 11:24:47 AM »

Apologies Dave...our lake is horrible at the moment with the dreaded green stuff, there's no way I'm putting a boat into that green soup. Plus... COPD and hot weather don't go together, I haven't been able to breathe properly for a few days now, so what with the weather, the water and my lungs, I've hardly stuck my nose out of the door recently.


Sorry again, boys n' girls...once the weather changes, the water clears, and I can breathe, I'll be getting the 'Flote wet.
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