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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:35 pm 
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I can't believe that it has been soooooooooo long since I have been active on the forum :o

So what have I been up to all of this time ?

Long story short ( ish )

My long term health issues took a turn for the worse, Cue a little bit self misery, depression & generally withdrawn into my own little world. :oops:

The NHS has done a great job of patching me up. I owe them a huge debt of thanks for their care.
Although there is no cure for me, thanks to all of the wonders of modern treatment, I can at least function once more.

During the last 12 months ( ish ) I have been able to function a little better & can potter about once more.
Very much looking forward to completing some of my unfinished projects.

Hope to make a restart on the Roadster & Formula 27 projects this coming spring.
Would be wonderful to see at least one of them on the road.

Sadly my Boats will have to go, simply don't have the energy to drag them about.
Big bonus is, it will free up some funds for my other projects.

Spent a fair bit of time on this since last summer.

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My Brother bought her to convert into a houseboat.

For those that are interested.
She was built in 1965 in Singapore for the Royal Navy & spent most of her life as a dive support vessel.
Powered by 2 x 210hp Turbo charged Gardner engines ( Maranised london bus engines )
4x Lister engines running generators & pumps

Oh what fun we had when we had her towed form North Devon to her new home port in Falmouth
For those old codgers like me, the old TV advert springs to mind.

" Never known a night like it & I aint looking forward to the journey home, either " :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I am now Chief second rate egineer & tea boy.
If it can be done while sitting on a stool ( Eventually ), then I am your man. :oops:

Not letting the grass grow under my feet, I have learned some new skills.

Bought a sewing machine & learned to do the upholstery on my own boat.

Managed to make some diagnostic equipment to diagnose & repair an outboard engine.
A local outboard shop had given up on that engine.
It gave me great satisfaction to get it running like new again. :)

That's about it folks.

Looking forward to getting back to my builds.
Roll on Spring.

Ronnie

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:58 pm 
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It fantastic to see you back online Ronnie, its sad to hear about the boats but I am looking forward to seeing some posts in the spring of your other projects. I am also hoping to reboot my own roadster project soon so hopefully a year to look forward to :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:47 am 
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Great to see you back ronnie my projects are soley based around haynes bodywork at the moment

Sorry your boats have to go been trying to persuade the boss that its a good idea getting a little pleasure craft to run up and down the north east coast but i every time its mentioned she simply says "no" and thats that really lol always said she is the sensible one between us left to me the house and garage would be filled with toys of all descriptions

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 Post subject: Thanks chaps
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:54 pm 
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Thank you Bruce & Dave :)

Not too sad to see the boats go.
Every time nostalgia gets to me & I get another boat. The summer weather turns to crap. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Having a tidal slip is a real pain.
Launch & recovery on the same tide is just too short a day for some serious fishing.
Launch on one tide & recover on the next tide is too long a day for me. :oops:

Had my fun though.
Got re acquainted with my fiber glassing skills & got some great fishing in . 8-)

The sale will bring in a nice bit of build funds for the Roadster.

Just got to finish a minor cabin re-fit over this winter ( 80% done )
I will have my workshop free once again. 8-)

If I feel the need for a bit of boat time, I can head down to Falmouth & spend some time on my brothers man size boat.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:25 am 
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Welcome back , look forward to the builds getting restarted
Take care

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Welcome back , look forward to the builds getting restarted
Take care
Thank you.

Really looking forward to some progress once more. :) :)

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I did wonder if you had done a lord Lucan Ronnie :) Great to see your up and about.

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 Post subject: New Toy has arrived
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:13 pm 
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Thank you Bob :D

Been busy the last couple of days.
A new toy has arrived to her new home port of Falmouth 8-)

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Not mine but I will get to play on her.
Looking forward to going up river for tea & tiffin on a lazy summers day :D :D

That load caused havoc on the local roads, the driver said the traffic was no problem " It was all behind me " :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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