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Re: Narrowboat Project
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2007, 09:09:27 AM »

Thanks all,

The whole of the dinner set is available from George Turner models from the accessories section of the site - 3.50 for the cup, the pinta, the sarnie, the pasty and the bag. It just seemed to be a nice little bit of detail - though the guys in Games Workshop (who are getting used to the eccentric wrinkly coming in) were a bit put out when I asked for pasty coloured paint.

I will have to resurect the web-site and put the plans on it - someone might find them useful.

Wom

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Re: Narrowboat Project
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2007, 11:45:09 AM »

Thanks all,

I will have to resurect the web-site and put the plans on it - someone might find them useful.

Wom



Yes please Wombat!! I fancy a change from building lifeboats, and it would be useful to recover them when they decide to stop in the middle of the lake!!

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Re: Narrowboat Project
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2007, 01:40:19 PM »

OK - will do. Can't promise the plans are without error, but I will put them up. There are also templates for the varoius parts.

It will be later this week before things start to move.

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Re: Narrowboat Project
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2007, 04:17:40 PM »

Bit late, now, but the plans are now up on the web-site: www.floatingwombat.me.uk

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Re: Narrowboat Project
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2007, 07:19:40 PM »

It is with deep regret that we wish to announce the loss of Fawkes with all hands.

The boat was pushing two fully laden butties when it got inot difficulties. One was swamped and entangles the other and the boat pulling them down with it. The captain remained at his post throughout, maintianing the best traditions of the merchant marine, saluting as he sank below the waves.

Ahh well, so I am down a battery pack, ESC, 6 channel Rx, Servo, crystal and all that time. Is it worth it?
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Re: Narrowboat Project
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2007, 11:27:04 AM »



What bad news Wombat. I am very sorry to hear she went down. I know how you must feel. Is there a chance of recovering her ?

Ken
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« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2007, 01:00:54 PM »

Hi Ken,

I don't think so...she went down in the deepest part of the lake, I suspect it is too deep for normal scuba diving.

I was conducting the post mortem last night - I think what happened was that I hadn't let the flooding tanks in the barges fill before I was trogging round the lake. I think because of that the water was sloshing around inthem. A nasty bit of wash tipped one of the barges and destabilised it. Then it was all over bar the shouting. I tried to run for the shore but didn't have control. I suspect if I had been towing the barges, when they would have been loose coupled rather than pushing them there would not have been a catastrophic loss.

Note: when usingf flooding tanks, make sure they are full or are segregated.

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Re: Narrowboat Project
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2007, 07:49:58 PM »


Hi Wombat

Keep the 'position' in mind and record it.  I am working on a design for a grappling crane with a long cable on a substantial craft. This has come about due to recent events and a quiet think.

There must be a way of recovering our boats. The costs alone bring tears to the eye when one sees them submerging. I hope to have a prototype up and running and will try various theories before saying any more.

All the best

Ken
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