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LondonRascal

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44 minutes ago, ChrisB said:

Ardea is due in Wrixham this evening.

She could also go to Brixham. She has been further away than that, in her life!

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On 13/09/2018 at 09:50, Vaughan said:

She could also go to Brixham. She has been further away than that, in her life!

I was standing on Norada's foredeck with the sun on my phone screen could not see a thing. Had a look over Ardea when we got back, certainly a big old ship. Yes 4G on river Ant, never thought I would see the day.

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I have so much footage to share of the big out of the water works, but not being home with my big editing computer I just have not been able to edit and upload this yet. However, here is something I did tonight - sorting the rusty bottom of my fridge out.

 

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I too had an adventure defrosting my fridge at home yesterday, over time it had built up a considerable thickness of ice - nearly 3" thick at the top, and this was restricting what we could fit into the fridge. now in the past this has been a time consuming job to remove, as you either turn it off and leave it with a bowl to defrost (all day), or you get in there with scrapers and things and try and crack the ice off in small chunks (hours of work) this time my thoughts turned to mechanical aids - yes I thought, having just bought a 20m extension air hose, I could now reach with a small air chisel (normally used to break up concrete , brickwork, or remove rust from thick steel) and attack the ice with that.

Well I am glad to say it works, with care, no damage was caused to the fridge, and the ice was all removed in 15 minutes, then the big problem, I had filled the sink with blocks of ice, and the downstairs toilet and wash basin. yes, it took hours before everything was clear and defrosted, but once again I had a fridge with its full storage capacity.

I dont think I would use this method on the freezer though as the cooling coils form the shelves, it would be too easy to slip and damage them.

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With Robins last YouTube update which involving a hair dryer that was removed rather quickly, it makes me wonder if he is losing interest or his mojo?

I miss your videos Rob!

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Robin is probably recovering from Lads week and hair dryers are the best way to defrost freezers!!

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25 minutes ago, w-album said:

Robin is probably recovering from Lads week and hair dryers are the best way to defrost freezers!!

At my age, hair dryers are a thing of the past.:default_biggrin:

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16 hours ago, KaptinKev said:

With Robins last YouTube update which involving a hair dryer that was removed rather quickly, it makes me wonder if he is losing interest or his mojo? 

The video was done simply to share here, and nowhere else. When I uploaded it however I accidentally made it public. This is why it was removed off the main you tube channel page.

As to videos generally, I have been concentrating on all sorts of things away from them - and I feel a lot better for it. For example, when I was on Trixie over the summer and spent two days mud weighted on Barton Broad this was a new experience and something I would never have done previously (boring video) and also because you are eager to get on and go somewhere to recorded more video and so over time the video element becomes the ruling factor - not good.

This year I met with Russell (The Admiral) who was filming his latest adventure, and like me was ever conscious of what had been filmed, what he could film and so on and showed once more how the whole You Tube circus can sweep you away.

However, there are other reasons besides. Firstly that I have such limited connectivity on the Broads - its fine for the odd video upload from my phones, or going online but noway is it suitable to upload several gigabytes of data that a fully edited video takes up - and then there is the editing, all this lives on my powerful desktop computer but that is not with me and languishes in London still in my storage space (flat) that hopefully will be sorted come mid November. But even with the flat gone, there is nowhere I can put and use such a large bit of kit on Indy.

So it is a trick situation, but also in my time away from the videos, I have seen how there is room for some new originality to come back, and so there will be new content coming in due course.

 

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Ask Robin to share the ‘Rudder’ video on the Lads week thread - proper funny

Griff

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