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Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Wednesday, more of the OL2

I've done a bit more on the build, though not blogged about it for a few days, been helping John refitting a bathroom, taking out a cast iron bath is no joke, even smashing it up in situ was a big job and then getting the small bits down the stairs.
Old cottage so as you can see not many straight walls!.

The scrap price paid for a few ice creams on the way home to cool down after being trapped in a small  room all day.
On to the build,
Fitted the Bilge keels finally after putting it off, don't know why, perhaps because I'd not done them before, but they turned out quite easy to do after all,.
Here they are with any gaps fillered in.

Then it was on to the lower deck supports which were a bit fiddly as I didn't have clamps long enough, so I had to do the side and back ones separably and weigh them down with batteries.
This is the back one with the hull stood on its end, just above the centre battery you can see the post for the kort nozzle fixing with a plastic tube and below that a hole for the rudder stem which needs widening yet.

And here is the lower deck placed in, but not fixed as the running gear and rudder assembly have to be fixed yet, don't want to do that though that hatch even though it looks quite big, might as well do it the easier way and fit everything in the bottom first.
Next jobs, smooth out the inner walls that show and then fix in the running gear. 
All to-morrow not touched yet!.
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Talking about JOBS
My father worked as a blacksmith in a bakery, he shoo'd flies.

Boss, "you should have been here at nine o'clock"
"Why what happened"

I once worked at a factory that made fire hydrants,but there was nowhere to park.

"Are you looking for work, my man?"
"No, but I wouldn't mind a job.
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That's all folks!.

2 comments:

  1. My first job as a apprentice plumber was to replace a old cast iron bath with a new one smashed the old one with a lump hammer ,and the same hammer through the waste hole me a skinny 15 year old had to grip the hammer underneath and the plumber gripped the bottom and we negotiated it upstairs and then round the corner into the bathroom , the first of many so know what it takes also the noise smashing it up ,what a racket A

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  2. We must have sounded like the explosion in Shaw with the gas going off, the neighbours weren't too impressed.
    Give us a clue next time to your monicker!

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