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Bob K

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Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« on: May 20, 2016, 09:28:40 am »

I have been back into building model boats for over five years no, and hugely enjoying it.
Something just happened that gave me cause to question if I have learned even the basics.
I have just cut out and replaced both prop shafts, one of which had seized.  Before removing the 20mm handed brass props I remembered to mark each of them so I could put them back in the correct orientation.

You may start laughing now:  With 5 years of picking up nautical knowledge and terminology I had somehow marked them "L" and "R", and the marking seems indelible - for all to see.  Doh !!!!
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 09:34:32 am »

Takes more than 5 years to get the landlubber out  :-)

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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2016, 09:54:33 am »

 
Indelible / permanent pen?

 Try meths.
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2016, 10:18:11 am »

Meths? I tried that.
It doesn't matter how much you drink, you can still hear the guys laughing at you pond side. %)
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 10:53:53 am »


 {-)   Also see:   https://youtu.be/ep2I3Gf3Sec
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 12:10:17 pm »

A very salutary warning here.  Do not LICK your propellers as there may be a possibility that they have previously been inappropriately marked, followed by intense cleaning attempts with highly poisonous methylated spirits.  Another safety tip:  It is always a good idea to turn your transmitter off BEFORE licking them.
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 01:13:38 pm »

Turning off your Tx can result in Rx going into failsafe (often full astern)
thus tickling the tongue  %%


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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 01:46:22 pm »

Not to worry Bob - check out new plastic props. I've just bought some and moulded into them they have L and R

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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2016, 02:22:01 pm »

Use the same pen to mark your big toe nails - could come in very useful as you get older... (do get them the right way round though.)  ok2
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 02:40:11 pm »

I have got socks one has L & the other R embroidered in.  Apparently they fit better if this message is adhered to.
regards Roy
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2016, 10:14:18 pm »

Look on the bright side Bob, you can demonstrate that you are being organised :-) But please do avoid licking any part of your models or equipment for various reasons including undetected insanity.

I think Methanol is only poisonous in amounts of 10ml or more, so licking a trace residue might just give you a muzzy head.

Either way do avoid:O)
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2016, 10:25:34 pm »

I have got socks one has L & the other R embroidered in.  Apparently they fit better if this message is adhered to.
regards Roy

I have them with days of the week on, but they tend to get mixed up in the washing machine.

So when I go out, I never know whether its a church day or a market day.

At my time in life there is enough confusion without making more.

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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2016, 10:29:18 pm »

Bob just tell people that the props came off a submarine, in which case it's the correct terminology.  %% %)
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2016, 10:57:22 pm »

Don't laugh :o...in OZ we have P & S striped socks

Sometimes I find I need to walk astern.............. {-) Derek
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Re: Have I learned nothing in 5 years ?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2016, 12:13:00 am »

Once they are refitted, use the same pen to colour in the entire props - simples!


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