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6 hours ago, longshanks said:

What the hell am I going to have to do for the next one?

Answers on a postcard ................

Something with seagulls in it....... ;) :coat:

Steve.

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1 hour ago, stevehnz said:

Something with seagulls in it....... ;) :coat:

Steve.

Absolutely! No offence Kev but if its a choice between them dumping on your tug or my patrol launch, then I'm afraid the tug gets it.

 

Sympathetic of Mars 👽

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5 hours ago, longshanks said:

@robgizlu Hi Rob can you lend me £100

 

3 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Yes

Rob

 

Cheers Buddy 

 

 

:innocent:

 

:rofl2:

 

1 hour ago, stevehnz said:

Something with seagulls in it.

 

8 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

Absolutely! No offence Kev but if its a choice between them dumping on your tug or my patrol launch, then I'm afraid the tug gets it.

 

@beefy66  A slightly blurry picture of the finished diorama is coming into view and it is stunning 

 

 

Hmmm!

 

I'm getting an idea for the next diorama   . . . .

A rotten leaky dinghy with one oar and a squall on the horizon. Title Three men(?) in a Boat

 

:thumbsup:

 

Kev

 

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3 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

Any candidates for the crew.

 

I feel the three jokers named above will provide enough ballast ........

 

 

Kev

 

 

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5 hours ago, longshanks said:

Not sure if I'm happy with the lay of the springs

Gidday Kev, I've had no experience berthing tugs, all my experience was in 32metre and 42metre patrol boats (with a larger crew than the tug). Considering where the fairleads and bollards/staghorns are I'd go with:

your stern line to the outboard of the double  aft stag horn

the aft spring forwards then though the fore fairlead then aft to the fore-mid staghorn

the forespring to the aft-mid staghorn (an alternative is through the same fairlead as the stern line then to the inboard of the double aft staghorn

and the head line direct to the staghorn in the bow.

     This is just my opinion only, HTH.

Regards, Jeff.

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:gobsmacked: as everyone else has said this is brilliant Kev :thumbsup:

Regards

Richard

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2 hours ago, Ripaman said:

:gobsmacked: as everyone else has said this is brilliant Kev :thumbsup:

Regards

Richard

Indeed it is and will be even better when it gets those gulls. I tried to send a flock down to Kev from Poole today but they went off in a huff, telling me to do something physically impossible with a very large plunger and muttering something about people with shot guns. And there's me trying to get them a nice holiday in Cornwall. 

 

Martian 👽

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7 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

I feel the three jokers named above will provide enough ballast ........

 

 

Kev

 

 

Argh come on now Kev @robgizlu @stevehnz And @Martian Hale aren’t that bad :whistle:

Although I suppose you could have four crew in it B)

 

my vote would be for you to finish your long term project of MTB 658

 

beefy 

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8 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

all my experience was in 32metre and 42metre patrol boats

 A lot more fun than tugs I would imagine. I've always fancied an Armidale which in my opinion wouldn't look out of place in St Tropez  :penguin:

 

I'm sure your mooring plan will be most useful when I get to that point :thumbsup:

 

5 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

there's me trying to get them a nice holiday in Cornwall. 

 

They were returned - no visa's :shrug: You need a license to import guano to Cornwall. The emmets leave enough poo-poo as it is.

 

Kev

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Better and better!

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Gidday Kev, and thanks. The Armidales are after my time. I was a reservist, not Permanent Navy. I did some time on the Fremantle class but the majority was on the earlier Attack class. Could those thing heave, bounce and roll! But I had some good times on them.

     I stress again that the berthing line plan I stated was for our boats, tugs may have been different, but I hope it helps. Regards, Jeff.

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2 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

 I stress again

 

Don't go stressing mate

My biggest was 320,000 mt dwt. Smallest 2,000 mt dwt

I'm sure between us we can cobble together something that works 😉

 

Is it true that the reservists prop up the permanent navy :shrug:

Any of those boats would make a nice model ??

 

Kev

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29 minutes ago, longshanks said:

Any of those boats would make a nice model ??

Gidday Kev, my personal scale of choice is 1/600, which would make the HMAS Adroit (our last boat) 54mm long (108 feet, the beam of a WW2 battleship). A bit small for detail. 🔎 Those members making vessels in about 1/72 would no doubt make a good model but I have no idea where they would get info for detail etc. Also, these boats weren't as fast or graceful as your typical MTB being designed for coastal surveillance, but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The following Fremantle class were better looking boats I think, and being 30% longer were more capable.

     Anyway, I'm digressing, this is your thread about your model. Regards, Jeff.

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