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  1. grendel

    My Day

    what would cause that, screed poured while concrete is still green? or just a bad mix?
  2. As some might remember a while back I drew up some plans of Broad Ambition in CAD. The intention was always to build a model. When invited onboard Broad Ambition for the trip to sea with the Navy boys and MTB102, I took the opportunity to get photos of the small details, as well as taking measurements to help make the model - lots of measurements and detail photos. Well to progress, a workspace has been cleared and protected with a large sheet of 3/4" ply I had to hand, a couple of boot fair finds have given me some practice materiel (two unfinished hulls to play around with / use as test beds), and this morning a trip to the scrap bin at the local timber merchant yielded some good pieces of 3/4"ply to be used as a building board (the board that supports the structure as it is built). just £7 for those bits as opposed to over £40 if I had had to buy a whole sheet - or £26 for a 4' x 2' sheet from B&Q) I will post pictures as work progresses, and initial pictures later today. I am not promising the progress will be quick, but will post here as and when things happen.
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    Broad Ambition - The Model

    ooh, its a while since I updated this, truth be told its been a tad cold out in the workshop, and I have been a bit busy, as one of the next steps was a coat of paint on the hull, I need a decent outdoor temperature for that. That was until Charlie posted pictures of the new mast, ah I thought - a challenge, am I going to be able to reproduce that now. well after some playing around I figured a method and yes I can reproduce that, the weather has brightened and from single figures we are up to 14 degrees in the workshop today. I used a 3mm milling bit in a pillar drill as a router bit to cut the holes and make the rebate. the stalled progress has restarted. as for the painting, yes that will have to wait, but I think I can find a few of the simpler jobs to keep me busy.
  4. grendel

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    yes, I will post over there too, I just wanted to answer you here first.
  5. grendel

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    just a test run with no measurements, but I do think I can get a similar appearance.
  6. grendel

    My Day

    my day so far, popped to mother in laws to fix a corner suare that had split, couldnt get under it so had to fix with a sheet of 1/2" ply over the top, when we arrived mother in law had tripped up the stairs (not the one I was fixing) and cut her head open, took her to A&E where my daughter stayed with her while I went back and finished fixing the step. after I finished I packed up and headed back to the hospital to see how they were getting on - I was there less than 5 minutes before they came out - still within the 20 minutes free parking - yay, back to MIL's changed the lightbulb at the top of the stairs (the one she cant reach. then came home, out again tonight for an astronomy meeting. other than that - nothing done.
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    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    volume control here, also worth checking you havent muted your computer sound too
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    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    I have changed your post to embed the youtube video, the sound control is bottom left of the frame. also here.
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    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    sound works for me charlie, you should always be able to click the youtube symbol to open it in a youtube page where you should be able to see the volume control.
  10. grendel

    Hand Made Chocolates At The Ferry Inn, Stokesby

    chocolate is made from beans, beans are vegetables, therefore chocolate is one of your 5 a day, = 5 chocolates allowed
  11. grendel

    Rats

    we once had a hamster infestation (well ok 1) in our kitchen, not sure how it got in (though it may have been the inspection hatch for the gas meter) but it didnt stay for long, 8 cats in the house soon discouraged it.
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    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    Griff, Watch this space, nowt like a good challenge. thats part of the fun of it all.
  13. grendel

    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    probably had all those previous letters of complaint from you on file Peter, and decided discretion was the better course...
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    The View From Work This Morning

    I at least saw a lovely red orb rise from the horizon as I arrived at work this morning, its cold out, but the weather is glorious, I wish I was out there.
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    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    looking good - though thats going to be a pain to reproduce, I can see it now...
  16. grendel

    Hoveton Great Broad, Bushcraft And A Canoe.

    well the film starts with him carrying the boat down the path on his shoulders, I pity him when it comes time to carry it back - its uphill all the way.
  17. grendel

    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    JM dont you mean, by the few boats that can get through that bridge? they will tend to be saileys and smaller boats as a rule.
  18. we are here but to serve. (though if you gave me a kiss i fear that our beards would get tangled (wonders how dwarves manage))
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    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    well I was going to make a comment about the need to warn the ladies to be circumspect when stepping aboard, but ......
  20. There you go, I have corrected the title now
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    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    but it does reflect a good view up your nostrils Charlie.
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    yes it seems everyone recycles their old bottles there
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    Horning Village Car Park ( By The Swan )

    simple park your boat in the car park. take a good long run down the straight, ignore the corner and you might just make it.
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    Horning Village Car Park ( By The Swan )

    it was parking eye that got a whole bunch of us from work at holiday inn when we were doing some training, the tablet we were supposed to use to register our cars wasnt available, so we all filled out the paper forms, and we can only surmise that one sheet wasnt handed in (or input into the computer) either way we collectively appealed at the same time and got it squashed.
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    besides that - its above potter bridge, so just how many boats are doing the churning, must be all Maurice Mynah's fault then
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