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Bob Abell14/04/2021 07:54:42
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Been wondering for ages about how can get to the other side of the model?, Then I realised. the model is being built on a loose board!

What a joyous moment?. lucky Bob again

Photo to fpllow shortly

Here it is......Problem solved

Bob

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Edited By Bob Abell on 14/04/2021 08:17:02

Ray Wood 214/04/2021 08:18:33
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Hello,

No barge sailing yet, our club is part of the Bluewater shopping centre here in Kent so today is the first club morning, but I will wait until the rush has subsided to get back on the water and its cold !!

As I'm still working so I will probably bribe one of my grandsons with a new boat to keep him interested at going boating at the weekend.

All the best Ray

Bob Abell14/04/2021 09:04:45
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Hi Ray, so your water is actually in a Shopping Centre?

How unusual? I`m surprised that your club has got permission?

What about the insurance side of it?

You will have a job getting the young ones interested in sailing?

Anyway, Ray, what`s on the bench at the moment?

All the best my mate

Bob

Ray Wood 214/04/2021 09:16:42
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Hi Bob,

I should have said in the grounds of the shopping centre, Bluewater is built in an old quarry with many lakes surrounding it, pretty good club well established with a lake and a canal sort of channel up to the food court Nice to be able to set off up the channel with a small flotilla of boats, but because it's in a quarry the wind is all over the place !

Currently building a Silhouette sailing cruiser but not in a rush.

All the best Ray

Bob Abell14/04/2021 09:23:08
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Hi Ray what town are you talking about?

I fancy Googling it

Bob

Ray Wood 214/04/2021 10:30:05
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Hi Bob,

Dartford / Greenhithe

It's just south and East of the Dartford crossing between the M25 & M2.

All designer expensive stuff not a useful hardware shop in sight

Google = Chantry MBC for the website

Regards Ray

Bob Abell14/04/2021 10:56:41
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Thanks Ray

Had your jabs yet?

We both have, feel a lot safer now, but we still wear our masks, to be on the safe side

All the best

Bob

ashley needham14/04/2021 16:29:00
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Been looking at slippers and ALMOST fancy building one, as putting a smart striped veneered deck on would be very easy. Rubbing strip from some dark shiny wood and a white hull...flat bottom as it doesn't need to go that fast....

Ashley (one jab, next beginning June)

Ray Wood 214/04/2021 16:48:40
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Hi Bob,

I'm going to make the worst joke about building 2 of them, one for each foot

Yes we have had our first jabs and the second booked for May So well organised, It almost makes me realise the British are at there best when something needs to be done,

We put our June holiday back to next year because of all the uncertainty.

Regards Ray

Bob Abell14/04/2021 16:51:25
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Hello Ashley

I know what you mean, Sunshine...... Veneer stripes, warm colours, lots of mahogany and a super gloss thrown in!

Brushless motor eh?

Flat bottom?......What?......Can`t do that old chap, the plan calls for a vee bottom and a flat bottom would give the opposition an edge

Bob

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