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Grumpy Dave

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Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:54:28 PM »

Hello I'm Grumpy Dave, I'm more or less retired and am revisiting my earlier interest in model boats. My other interests are my 7 ish kit car most things mechanical, steam and sail. I have a couple of bread and butter hulls that I was given by a nice man at the skips,He was clearing out his late father's shed and it would have been a shame to throw them away. One I think is a trawler that I would like to make into an RC sailing lugger with a motor. Goodness knows what the other is. Straight stem round bilge and a retrouche (?) transom. I know, where's the pictures?  I have also started a Springer tug today. I know, pictures.
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 09:57:41 PM »

Pictures! Welcome Dave :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 09:58:04 PM »

hello grumpy dave....you'll fit in here,  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

enjoy the voyage :-)) :-))

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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 10:05:15 PM »


This could be fun ......................................                :}


ken
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 10:38:55 PM »

greetings and salutations enjoy your vayage here location might be handy do everyone knows where you come from


Dave
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 01:25:44 AM »

greetings and salutations enjoy your vayage here location might be handy do everyone knows where you come from
Dave
Might be an exception to the rule to avoid grumpies  :o :o %) %) {-) {-)

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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 01:38:53 AM »

 Welcome Dave,....Sometimes i think i,ve got the plague, or am i like you Dave,.....then again, i do have some admirers,...... {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 02:17:32 AM »

Welcome Dave,....Sometimes i think i,ve got the plague, or am i like you Dave,.....then again, i do have some admirers,...... {-) {-) {-)

Albeit who should remain hidden at that  {-) {-)
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 10:32:10 PM »

Hello again  Thanks for the welcome, it appears I have fallen amongst like minded people, scary! I forgot to put my location on my profile ( it's Cheshire) Enclosed( I hope) 5 photos of b&b hulls. Any info would be welcome. My springer hull box is made, photo when I take them. I now have to decide on the topsides, tug, service boat, warhammer floating castle manned by mutants? Did I mention I haven't sourced/fitted motor R/C etc.Thats it for now. GD ps The hulls are 42"x 7.75" I didn't get a side on picture of the trawler(?) hull, next time GD
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 10:54:53 AM »

Welcome from another grumpy.
Your two b&b hulls look (to me) like hulls for the 2 different sorts of RN Picket boats. The blue one appears to be of the same style as the one I'm busy building. Not an easy task!. Cheers. BY.
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 02:15:41 PM »

Welcome Grumpy Dave

You seem to have attracted all the 'Home Guard' by use of the word Grumpy  :-))

Anyway - you will like it here

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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 02:18:45 PM »

hi Dave

Hey Welcome to this Forum!

Looking at the grey hull; it reminds me of the 'old' plan by Vic Smeed for the VIII Melinda.   The only thing is - the hull on the plan is only 35" long with a beam of 6 1/2".   As you can see by the sketch - it looks like a Victorian Launch.
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2012, 05:26:43 PM »

Thank the Lord someone else has taken over the mantle of "Grumpy Dave"! Now perhaps I can just be "Occasionally gets a bit irritated by certain folk especially when in his cups or after working hours" Dave.
DM (I'm not Spartacus).
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2012, 05:30:18 PM »

(I'm not Spartacus).

Though some might say you are a Hero  {-)
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 06:47:57 PM »

Avator changed!  :}
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 06:50:15 PM »

Hi Dave, where a bouts in Cheshire are you?
regards,
Nick :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2012, 10:22:48 PM »

Hi Martin
How did you get my photograph Hello Magazine wanted a fortune for it. I love it.
Bluebird. VS's plan ratio is 35/6.5= 5.38 mine is 42/7.75=5.4 scaled up?  I love the shape have you any more pics? I just wonder if the transom is curved. Melinda has the look of a canal Inspectors launch. Maybe a curved transom block was on it once. These hulls look as if they were never completed, even though there are beam notches. The trawler has screw holes for an engine(Steam?) but Melinda never had the propshat bored. I love this sort of archeology!
Nick, I'm from Kelsall up in the mid Cheshire mountains.
Brian, any Chance of a photo? I am not well up on old naval craft but on the cover of R/C for Boats 4th ed there is a naval trawlerish vessel. At the moment out of my skill league for a build.
Cheers for now
GD ps Martin I have a lot more hair than that photo. I last had it cut in 2009. I am trying to fight off the relentless slide into respectability
Growing old is inevitable growing up is optional.
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 11:39:59 AM »

Hi Martin
How did you get my photograph Hello Magazine wanted a fortune for it. I love it.
Bluebird. VS's plan ratio is 35/6.5= 5.38 mine is 42/7.75=5.4 scaled up?  I love the shape have you any more pics? I just wonder if the transom is curved. Melinda has the look of a canal Inspectors launch. Maybe a curved transom block was on it once. These hulls look as if they were never completed, even though there are beam notches. The trawler has screw holes for an engine(Steam?) but Melinda never had the propshat bored. I love this sort of archeology!
Nick, I'm from Kelsall up in the mid Cheshire mountains.
Brian, any Chance of a photo? I am not well up on old naval craft but on the cover of R/C for Boats 4th ed there is a naval trawlerish vessel. At the moment out of my skill league for a build.
Cheers for now
GD ps Martin I have a lot more hair than that photo. I last had it cut in 2009. I am trying to fight off the relentless slide into respectability
Growing old is inevitable growing up is optional.
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Look under Working Boats R&D. BY.
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Re: Hello I'm Grumpy Dave
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2012, 07:24:52 PM »

Hi Dave (ACTion) stop trying to slip out of your spot @ the top of the grumpy Totem pole.You are always grumpy, it is just a matter of degree from bad to worse & long may it remain so,if you changed, your reputation would be in shreds & we can't have that can we ?, LOL. Mick B.
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