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About Diver

  • Birthday 11/10/1952

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    Gananoque Ontario
  • Interests
    Fishing, boating, staying young

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  2. Boy does this bring back memories. I operated one of these beasts off and on for 10 years. As a member Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers we were responsible for all heavy lifts and recovery. We had them in gas an diesel power. They were strong trucks but very uncomfortable on long road trips, especially in the winter. My partner got frost bite in the truck, diesel variant. Looking forward to your build
  3. Just a quick note to say the build is on hold. We finally have some decent weather and its time to service the gardens and do some minor repairs around the house. Its been a long winter and we can not let the little things get ahead of us. Stay safe everyone. Bob
  4. I am new to the hobby and am still setting up the shop. My current project is the Syren Medway longboat. My shop is 12' 6" x 28'. The cabinets were found on the side of the road with a free sign. Can't beat that price. I keep moving things around trying to find the most comfortable set up. I do require better lighting,am going to purchase a 48" LED shop light to go above the work area.
  5. Just interested to see some of the work spaces of my fellow modelers. I know that some beautiful ships come from very tight work areas. I am fortunate to have a fairly large work area. 12' 6" x 28'
  6. Looking forward to your new build. You did such an excellent job on the Long boat. Happy building. Bob
  7. I am currently building the Medway Longboat. Your build is so precise. This is my first ever build and every task is a trial and error process. As I have said on other build logs, Know matter what mistakes I have made,I still enjoy every minute in the shop. Thanks for the inspiration. Bob
  8. Ex RCN/CAF. Sailed on HMCS Fraser, HMCS Margaree, HMCS Algonquin, and HMCS Provider. Visited HMS Victory and Bluenose 2
  9. Enjoying your build of what I consider the best looking twin engine aircraft ever. I may be a little bias as my Dad was a aero-engine tech during the war. He was with 410 Sqn RCAF. If you have ever seen the picture of the Mossie with the wire in the wing, my dad was the person who removed it.
  10. Good day Sir. I enjoy watching this build. I am currently doing the Syren Medway long boat, but have a soft spot for this vessel. I just like the looks of her and will probably choose her for my next project.
  11. That's it gentleman. I installed "F" frame backwards. It must have happened when I re-glued the keel to the frames. The old saying, You can't see the forest for the trees. It will not deter me.
  12. Hello Bob. Actually the keel is straight. That was a poor camera shot. Keep looking. LOL
  13. Anybody notice my mistake, and I thought I was doing so well. I asked Chuck if it would effect the build. No problem structurally but will bother me every time I look at it.
  14. Well its been a very busy week. I work in one of the largest Hardware/Building centers in the country. We are open for curb side pick up only,so its answer the phone,build the order and get it to the customer. A little progress on the build, I have the garboards fitted and glued. It is starting to look like a boat.

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