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gribeauval

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New Testing Facility
« on: July 12, 2010, 08:38:26 PM »

After much negotiation and gaining many 'brownie points' from SWMBO I have been allowed to build a boat test tank at the bottom of the garden.  :-))

This has replaced the small paddling pool I used to use as it has developed more leaks than the Government !!

The agreed size was 12ft long by 5ft wide. The hole was dug out and lined with heavy duty pond liner guaranteed for 25 years, so it will probably outlast me!!

No more having to load up and drive the two miles to the park just to test out a minor modification, no more emptying the bath all over me when accidentally applying full throttle !!

This will even be large enough to test out the 1/12th scale lifeboats I build.

Now it's back to finishing the builds I have on the slips at the moment.  :-))

Clip of my 'Chop Shop Arun' using the new facility:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS3W54yha7s
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Re: New Testing Facility
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 08:43:29 PM »

Did you line the bottom of the excavation with sand to prevent sharp stones splitting the lining Mike ?
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Re: New Testing Facility
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 08:46:25 PM »

No I used a closed cell foam liner, it worked out cheaper and less hard work !
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Re: New Testing Facility
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 08:48:12 PM »

Just wondered, I'm jealous really.  ok2
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Re: New Testing Facility
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 11:15:18 PM »

  now this makes me jealous, a garden harbour in Ireland, some other crackers in trawlerphotos and trawler pictures moidel sections this one even has a slip way and cradle
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Re: New Testing Facility
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 08:58:24 PM »

Beware the mosquitoes etc. Grib!  :o  I'd treat the water and fabricate a cover - frame with black plastic cover p.d.q.  :}
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Re: New Testing Facility
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 10:36:57 PM »

Beware the mosquitoes etc. Grib!  :o  I'd treat the water and fabricate a cover - frame with black plastic cover p.d.q.  :}

Already treated mate and the cover is in the workshop.  :-))
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Re: New Testing Facility
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 12:00:24 AM »

Good man! (I'm eyeing up the front lawn.  %):}
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