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Title: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 06, 2011, 7:42 pm
Nowt to do with hovercraft but as an example of sheer dedication and hard work this young lady is outstanding.
I would love to see her playing basket ball.
 
Kip
 
Amazing Gymnast Performance with a Ball! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1hr7Hj7E0#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jan 06, 2011, 8:44 pm
Now that is impressive, she must spend hours and hours every day practising.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 06, 2011, 9:31 pm
I came across this a little while back, fantastic!
 
I have to admire people like this, something I would never have been able to do! a certainly not now!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 07, 2011, 11:30 am
Basketball, nah, but she could reach the oil filter bolts and the fan hub at the same time on my craft so she's welcome in my shed anytime.

Here's one for you  Kip, watch it a few times and you will see the weekend weather for here,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGtLPCvYThc&feature=player_embedded#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGtLPCvYThc&feature=player_embedded#%21)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 23, 2011, 11:28 pm
Here's another for Kip,

THIS IS CONSIDERED A MASTERPIECE OF BS. YOU WILL LOVE IT. I BELIEVE IT PRE-DATES THE ""FLUXCAPACITOR"".
Before watching the video clip, read the background below.
 Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty automatic transmission business. They were getting ready to tape their first introductory video. As a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the training industry. This man should have won an academy award for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down. I think you will enjoy this once in a lifetime performance.

http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1123200/1732577774/name/Entabulator.wmv (http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1123200/1732577774/name/Entabulator.wmv)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jan 23, 2011, 11:42 pm

this is going to all my engineers tomorrow... will make a change from the usual unsavoury material that circulates!

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 23, 2011, 11:57 pm
There's more:  Hilarious Chrysler Dealership Training Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbVY5teBzlg#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 24, 2011, 8:06 am
Can just about type through the tears of laughter.
Is he Stanley Unwins brother?
 
A good start to the day.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jan 24, 2011, 8:13 am
Here's another for Kip,

THIS IS CONSIDERED A MASTERPIECE OF BS. YOU WILL LOVE IT. I BELIEVE IT PRE-DATES THE ""FLUXCAPACITOR"".
Before watching the video clip, read the background below.
 Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty automatic transmission business. They were getting ready to tape their first introductory video. As a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the training industry. This man should have won an academy award for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down. I think you will enjoy this once in a lifetime performance.

http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1123200/1732577774/name/Entabulator.wmv (http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1123200/1732577774/name/Entabulator.wmv)

for some reason my laptop wont let me open the link, a new tab opens then shuts itself in seconds. cutting and pasting the link doesn't work either. suggestions...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jan 24, 2011, 12:24 pm
Excellent - possibly distributed in early April ? :D :D :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Stratosphere on Jan 25, 2011, 12:40 pm
Try right click and "Save As".
 
Or I could email it to you if you want, it's only 3 Meg.
 
 

for some reason my laptop wont let me open the link, a new tab opens then shuts itself in seconds. cutting and pasting the link doesn't work either. suggestions...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jan 25, 2011, 2:28 pm
thanks for that, I went and had a look via a mate's computer
odd thing is it opened without any problem today!!
 
dont you just love computers, more fickle than a woman!!!
 
(good job sue wont use one, if she read this i would be on dog food stew  ;D )
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Feb 03, 2011, 6:54 pm
I just had this link sent to me clicky wotsit (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOW-EX-RAF-4-SQN-Harrier-Jump-Jet-Aircraft-XW269-RARE-/130482517099?pt=UK_CPV_Aviation_SM&hash=item1e615d346b)  ???
 
one of eBay's more unusual lots!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 04, 2011, 10:26 pm
Another for Kip

We No Speak Americano ft. Cleary & Harding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iANRO3I30nM#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Feb 05, 2011, 7:44 am
This is a few years old now but I still think it's great. Stick with it, it's a slow start but gets better.


Daft Bodies - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLYD_-A_X5E#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 05, 2011, 6:05 pm
Keep em coming guys
You do wonder where the inspiration comes from to come up with these wacky performances.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Mar 03, 2011, 2:43 pm
This is one of my James's fave videos. Amazing skill and stunning Scottish scenery.


Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6ho1-G6tw#ws)



Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Mar 03, 2011, 3:13 pm
Absolutely amazing skill!!  The incredible sense of balance (and the courage  ??? ) needed to do some of that stuff is well beyond me!

You need to get up here to enjoy some of the scenery from a hover Gavin (remember to bring your bicycle ;D ).
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 03, 2011, 3:32 pm
I saw some of those guys at a show a few years back and the skill was something to watch, as for this team:

Ireland vs England Cricket World Cup Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TZxPed76BA#ws)

And the result was? ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Mar 03, 2011, 5:27 pm

You need to get up here to enjoy some of the scenery from a hover Gavin (remember to bring your bicycle ;D ).


Ah, I can balance my hover on top of a telephone box!  ;D . Actually I've never seen anyone demonstrate precision positioning skill with a hovercraft. Maybe it's just not possible but I'd like to someone try!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 03, 2011, 6:25 pm

You need to get up here to enjoy some of the scenery from a hover Gavin (remember to bring your bicycle ;D ).


Ah, I can balance my hover on top of a telephone box!  ;D . Actually I've never seen anyone demonstrate precision positioning skill with a hovercraft. Maybe it's just not possible but I'd like to someone try!
Define precision.........................Oh hang on, is it the way the Irish bat these days, sorry but we've all become cricket fans today, weird  :) . Ok I'll shut up now
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 03, 2011, 7:41 pm
Absolutely amazing and beautiful camera work.
I can see why it is James favourite.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Mar 04, 2011, 9:35 am
Just watched the film myself, I have to echo Kip's words!
 
Absolutely brilliant! both the cycling and the film work!
 
Thanks for that Gavin,
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 04, 2011, 8:44 pm
Barry Palmer's not quite in the same league... (Sevite joke!)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 04, 2011, 8:47 pm

You need to get up here to enjoy some of the scenery from a hover Gavin (remember to bring your bicycle ;D ).


Ah, I can balance my hover on top of a telephone box!  ;D . Actually I've never seen anyone demonstrate precision positioning skill with a hovercraft. Maybe it's just not possible but I'd like to someone try!
Define precision.........................Oh hang on, is it the way the Irish bat these days, sorry but we've all become cricket fans today, weird  :) . Ok I'll shut up now

No-one here understands the reference!!!!!

Lets have a hurling competition???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Mar 04, 2011, 8:51 pm
...
Define precision.........................Oh hang on, is it the way the Irish bat these days, sorry but we've all become cricket fans today, weird  :) . Ok I'll shut up now

No-one here understands the reference!!!!!

Lets have a hurling competition???

I did - but I'm not English so I'm obviously not that bothered  ;D ;D

Barry Palmer's not quite in the same league... (Sevite joke!)

Yeah -  but he only had one wheel - surely that must affect the lift balance?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 04, 2011, 9:26 pm
From John Byrne (Vortex owner)currently in Oz, via FaceBook: "We've beat Wales at football, Scotland at Rugby, England at Cricket and very soon we'll beat Poland at emigrating"

Ian, down here where I am we dont have much hurling, but do have a good record in real football (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_GAA), not just the kick around stuff.
As for the bikers, I saw something like it at an earthmoving equipment show a few years ago, they were able to climb over machines and the skill required was fantastic. I'm searching for some video I took but so far cant find it.

Did not some of the first hover events involve precision driving? Completing circuits around cones etc?  Kip help!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 05, 2011, 3:09 pm
My nephew knows the BMX Biker, comes from the Edinburgh area depicted, and watched it being filmed. He is professional and has appeared in TV ads. This is my only claim to fame and to quote Chris Evans "Its a bit tenuous"! :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Mar 10, 2011, 1:03 pm
 
A Day Made of Glass... Made possible by Corning. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38#ws)

 
An incredible little film - OK , advertising but just look at the computing power needed to make it as well as the concepts !  A hovercraft cockpit one day??
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 10, 2011, 7:56 pm
It makes you wonder what is next.  This technology is getting beyond me :o . 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jon Pert on Mar 11, 2011, 11:24 am
It's already getting a bit 'Minority Report-ish'.

People are hacking the Kinect sensor for use with the PC and Microsoft are now opeing up the technology so people can write programs to exploit the technology. Good on Microsoft I say, unlike Apple that lock everything down tighter than a tight thing that's tight.

Kinect Controls Windows 7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-wLOfjVfVc#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: jon.newbould on Mar 17, 2011, 8:57 am
Just seen this on Ebay not only is the description brilliant so are the 3 pages of questions


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160559216667#ht_1717wt_1139 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160559216667#ht_1717wt_1139)


 :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Mar 17, 2011, 9:18 am
Just seen this on Ebay not only is the description brilliant so are the 3 pages of questions
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160559216667#ht_1717wt_1139 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160559216667#ht_1717wt_1139)
That is priceless.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 17, 2011, 11:36 am
Just seen this on Ebay not only is the description brilliant so are the 3 pages of questions



 (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/yikes_anim.gif) think i best point out i am NOT the Gaz in the story (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/biglaugha.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Mar 17, 2011, 12:40 pm
Jon, that is brilliant! I will smile all day after reading that!
 
Humour is not dead!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 10, 2011, 11:28 pm
This is why I do not want to fall out of my craft.....
 
http://www.wimp.com/weirdestcreatures/ (http://www.wimp.com/weirdestcreatures/)
 
Frightening.... in a fascinating sort of way....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nj673 on Apr 12, 2011, 7:51 pm
Tame by comparison but it make me chuckle and some folks have way too much time on their hands.
 
Tractor Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1R8LEzJcjw#ws)
 
Gordon
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 12, 2011, 8:19 pm
Absolute classic.
Love it.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 12, 2011, 8:20 pm
This is cool..
 
http://www.wimp.com/dangerousjob/ (http://www.wimp.com/dangerousjob/)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 12, 2011, 8:55 pm
OMG theres another one!!  E   KIP,    http://www.ekip-aviation-concern.com/eng-b/1.shtml (http://www.ekip-aviation-concern.com/eng-b/1.shtml)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 12, 2011, 8:59 pm
In their dreams!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 12, 2011, 9:04 pm
4 min 24 secs for a reply, I'm impressed.  Yes the ekip has been around for a while and the yanks even had a go some years ago.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 12, 2011, 9:16 pm
For us Phantom Fighter techies, boundary layer control is well known!
 
Tanoy broadcast.....
         "Emergency state 2, BLC malfunction"
End tanoy broadcast.
 
At this stage emergency services and us techies were meant to attend the "crash site" (runway) just in case it developed into a crash....
 
It never did....
 
Clever system but always fractured the leading edge "pipes"
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 13, 2011, 9:34 pm
How about this for a tow truck!
 
I love it!
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LAND-ROVER-130-AZALAI-CONVERSION-OEC-INT-/300545762149?pt=UK_Campers_Caravans_Motorhomes&hash=item45f9ec6365 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LAND-ROVER-130-AZALAI-CONVERSION-OEC-INT-/300545762149?pt=UK_Campers_Caravans_Motorhomes&hash=item45f9ec6365)
 
Or click here (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LAND-ROVER-130-AZALAI-CONVERSION-OEC-INT-/300545762149?pt=UK_Campers_Caravans_Motorhomes&hash=item45f9ec6365)...
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 13, 2011, 10:10 pm
Are you trying to give me nightmares ???   I hate landrovers with a passion
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Apr 14, 2011, 1:37 pm
WANT !!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 14, 2011, 2:32 pm
Just for you Al...
 
Azalai Land Rover Camper Defender 110 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuMRdek4KhQ#ws)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 14, 2011, 7:52 pm
If the 110 or 130 is too small as a camper what about this one?
RV Today Archive- The Terra Wind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsrDKdpcj9Q#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 14, 2011, 8:06 pm
That is possibly, no definitely, the most STUPID vehicle I have ever seen!!
 
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 14, 2011, 8:16 pm
I love it! Stupid, yes, but I still love it!
 
Could you imagine where you could NOT go in the UK in this? You could maybe fit in a Tesco car park but that would be about it?
 
Where could you launch it???
 
Still love it though!
 
Only in America....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 14, 2011, 10:02 pm
I wonder how many gallons of fuel to the mile
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 14, 2011, 10:10 pm
Could you imagine where you could NOT go in the UK in this?
 
Everywhere!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 14, 2011, 10:13 pm
My point exactly Sir!
 
Do you think it has a secret control room under the beds like in the film "Meet the Fockers"?
 
Sorry if you have not seen the film, and shame on you, as it is a great film!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Apr 15, 2011, 10:46 pm
Here we go again....
 
http://www.wimp.com/woodmachine/ (http://www.wimp.com/woodmachine/)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 03, 2011, 9:35 pm
I hate cats, but this made me larf!
 
clicketyclick (http://www.wimp.com/catyodeling/)
 
Sorry, thought we need cheering up a bit!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 03, 2011, 10:33 pm
Talent, pure talent...
 
Click (http://www.wimp.com/talentedpeople/)
 
Going to bed now....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 03, 2011, 10:44 pm
http://www.wimp.com/rallyluck/ (http://www.wimp.com/rallyluck/)  :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 03, 2011, 10:48 pm
Just saw that one! Close or what!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 04, 2011, 11:11 pm
Why you really don't want to get shot!


It's a long one but fascinating.


http://youtu.be/QfDoQwIAaXg (http://youtu.be/QfDoQwIAaXg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: atters on May 06, 2011, 6:16 pm
cool, just shows what a little difference in bullet tip can make all the difference, good to know in my line of work, will have to look at that again to choose the proper ammo.


thanks for that.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 06, 2011, 7:47 pm
cool, just shows what a little difference in bullet tip can make all the difference, good to know in my line of work, will have to look at that again to choose the proper ammo.


thanks for that.

 ???  What are you a hired hitman or something ??? ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on May 06, 2011, 8:17 pm
Atters  if you were caught with 1 live bullet on your person in the uk and no firearms certificate you are going to Jail  ??? ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 06, 2011, 10:19 pm
In a similar vein......

Hollow Point Bullets Recalled That Fail To Explode Targets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkUOOXkGtg#)

I love The Onion!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on May 06, 2011, 11:14 pm
Now that would be disappointing if your hollow point bullets didn't  make a big enough hole in the victim ???



Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 07, 2011, 5:44 pm
stick with my howlitzer
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 07, 2011, 6:41 pm
Not quite sure what this has to do with hovercraft.
Or to re-phrase, What the heck are we doing  talking about such a god awful subject.
 
Peace Brothers.
 
Hippy  Kip.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 07, 2011, 7:05 pm
I blame Gavin! He did it! Honest G'vnor!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on May 07, 2011, 8:00 pm
In Gavin's defence he was just showing how hollow tip bullets work the opposite  way to peel rivets when they peel ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 07, 2011, 8:15 pm
nice save
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 07, 2011, 8:27 pm
It wasn't Gavins post that was goulish.
Now let's see you save the others. :P
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: atters on May 07, 2011, 9:40 pm
I am a knacker-man and its my job to go around collecting and putting down sick and dying animals, some of which are too "wild" to approach, (health and safety). These require a shot from either a hand gun or rifle that I am allowed to carry and use for my work, so no, no jail for me. I have yet to get my gun over, but its only a matter of time.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 07, 2011, 9:56 pm
I trust you realise that last video is a spoof  ::)


Here's another..


http://youtu.be/xbVifPkbYsk (http://youtu.be/xbVifPkbYsk)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 08, 2011, 7:37 am
I am a knacker-man and its my job to go around collecting and putting down sick and dying animals, some of which are too "wild" to approach, (health and safety). These require a shot from either a hand gun or rifle that I am allowed to carry and use for my work, so no, no jail for me. I have yet to get my gun over, but its only a matter of time.

So you are a hired hitman Atters ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 16, 2011, 9:40 pm
This is very clever....
 
http://www.wimp.com/modelrailroad/ (http://www.wimp.com/modelrailroad/)
 
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 16, 2011, 10:15 pm
Anyone into kite photography? Some great shots here...
 
http://www.wimp.com/aerialphotographs/ (http://www.wimp.com/aerialphotographs/)
 
And how to do it.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 23, 2011, 4:35 pm
If you are coming to Ireland hover height can be very important ;D
President Obama's car gets stuck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ac8GfQkkY#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 23, 2011, 4:56 pm
Classic! Absolute classic!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 23, 2011, 4:59 pm
Just listen to the crowds reaction ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 23, 2011, 5:04 pm
Year I did! Brilliant!
 
What has actually happened? It looks like the front suspension has collapsed?
 
Must be all the armour!
 
It does not seem to have been mentioned here on the TV yet...
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 23, 2011, 5:32 pm
It just grounded out on the chassis.
Not enough ground clearance and a steep ramp.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 23, 2011, 5:36 pm
It just grounded out on the chassis.
Not enough ground clearance and a steep ramp.
 
Kip
Just could not get over the hump ;D ;D Did more than ground out, see the front dive, plough in ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on May 23, 2011, 5:41 pm
That never grounded out the front suspension collapsed ??? watch the front wheel the body goes down on the wheel
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jon Pert on May 23, 2011, 6:04 pm
Looks like it grounded out to me.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/52912000/jpg/_52912739_jex_1054076_de27-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 23, 2011, 7:43 pm
Here's another clip from RTE, also reporting on the news that its still there!!  Cant blame us, its on American soil or kerb :)
Obama's car gets stuck at US Embassy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH74xYprso8#ws)

If the parts had been attached with plastic ties it would have been OK,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 23, 2011, 7:49 pm
Good old Americans....
 
They have got a tank that was defeated by a crash barrier....
 
They have got a presidential car that was defeated by a curb....
 
What happens to the stealth bomber? Cloud strike?
 
And they run the world?
 
I'm scared!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on May 23, 2011, 7:53 pm
Yes well grounded on the raised entrance, I cant believe that car known as the beast does not have high lift suspension fitted for that sort of embarrassing situation, at least it happened exiting the American embassy, they cant blame the Irish for that one  lol


here is another view
Obama's car gets stuck at US Embassy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5zH0Il8B0#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 23, 2011, 8:26 pm
check out the thickness of the doors.
that is a real yank tank
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: atters on May 24, 2011, 6:24 pm
Just think if Klarckson was driving  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 24, 2011, 6:55 pm
Dont things always go wrong when you are in a hurry to visit the pub :) :)
President Obama Drinking Guinness in Moneygall Pub Ireland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOK94Ow6qE#ws)

At least last weeks visitor had the sense to use  Irish reg transport with an Irish driver.
(http://www.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/large_652x488_scaled/photos/Queen-Elizabeth-II-attends-State-Banquet-Dublin-Castle-Dublin_695026.jpg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on May 31, 2011, 8:11 pm
I found this an interesting program.
 
http://www.wimp.com/futurecar/ (http://www.wimp.com/futurecar/)
 
About 1 hour long but interesting to engine lovers.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 01, 2011, 9:20 pm
Any one for a well equiped camper...
 
http://www.wimp.com/tinyhouse/ (http://www.wimp.com/tinyhouse/)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: atters on Jun 03, 2011, 6:04 pm
I want one!!!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 12, 2011, 10:38 pm
Anybody tried this   :  VTS 01 1 AMAZING RAPID FIX WELDING GLUE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSmgEkbp5eM#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 12, 2011, 10:55 pm
Ye- - It's the method used to fix nicks in composite prop blades - the "magic powder" is baking soda!  Produces a very hard material as shown - only issue is that cyanoacrylic isn't long-term waterproof.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Jun 12, 2011, 10:55 pm
Looks like the sodium bicarbonate and superglue trick nicely packaged !!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 12, 2011, 10:59 pm
Looks like the sodium bicarbonate and superglue trick nicely packaged !!!!

Memory gone dim here, I had heard some time back of using sodium bicarb but never got around to trying it. Better put some baking powder on my tool kit so that I can clean battery terminals and glue things together. Useful stuff.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 12, 2011, 11:43 pm
Your starter for ten...
 
What is this?
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jun 13, 2011, 7:27 am

What is this?
 

ehrm.......Protected by the official secrets act?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jon Pert on Jun 13, 2011, 5:17 pm
Your starter for ten...
 
What is this?
 
B.

Rear view of a Phantom?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 13, 2011, 5:51 pm
Top banana Jon!
 
B.
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 13, 2011, 5:52 pm
What about this then?
 
B.
 
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: jon.newbould on Jun 13, 2011, 6:59 pm
Phantom on full engine runs including afterburner
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 13, 2011, 7:24 pm
It is no wonder these things go fast....
 
So would you if your bum was on fire like that!
 
Awesome times....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 13, 2011, 7:36 pm
And lastly....
 
Something to remember.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nj673 on Jun 13, 2011, 8:12 pm
What about this then?
 
B.

Ooh err been there done that, on 111, [at least] you werent consided to be a true 'oily' untill you had the wick turned up enough to get it into reheat on the pan.  The usual excuse was that you couldnt get the fuel to transfer from the drop tanks into the main tanks at 80% power, which is almost certainly whats going on here. Most of us only did it the once because once was all it took!!!  Any more than min reheat on one engine and you would push the 'toom plus whatever was attached to it across the dispersal.  As my friend Craig Parry aptly demonstrated to the Jaguar chaps at Lossiemouth one saturday morning when he did 'max mil' on one engine, then the other, just to liven up an otherwise dull morning.  Even Craig wasnt fooish enough to try BOTH engines at the same time.
 
Bad boys !!!
 
Gordon
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 13, 2011, 8:22 pm
Thought you might like that one Gordon! I was trying to find this picture when you were talking about it some time back....
 
Next question is... where is the picture taken?
 
I might add here that Gordon was an engine guy and I was a weapons guy. Seems like a lifetime ago all this my friend, I do miss the aircraft! especially the Pantom....
 
Sore knees, saw head (too many stickyoutythings underneath), saw back... oh joy!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nj673 on Jun 13, 2011, 8:30 pm
Thought you might like that one Gordon! I was trying to find this picture when you were talking about it some time back....
 
Next question is... where is the picture taken?
 
I might add here that Gordon was an engine guy and I was a weapons guy. Seems like a lifetime ago all this my friend, I do miss the aircraft! especially the Pantom....
 
Sore knees, saw head (too many stickyoutythings underneath), saw back... oh joy!
 
B.

Gut feeling is Germany.  Each time I cut myself on something, which was frequent, I daubbed A+ with the blood on the offending article.  I cant believe the RAF gave 19yr old adolescents those things to play with, I'm certain the elfin safety guys would have a fit nowadays.
 
Probably would have then if they knew what we got up to sometimes.
 
Gordon
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 13, 2011, 8:53 pm
Yes very scary...
 
It was taken in the Falklands on my second tour....
 
And lastly (sorry you civy scum buckets, bit or nostalgia!)
 
My all time favourite picture...
 
Me driving a "jammer", proper name, type "T" weapons loader, unreliable engine, independent power steering (never knew which way it was going to turn and how fast, which is why you always drove it with one hand holding onto the bodywork, NOT a posy thing a safety thing) originally designed for aircraft carriers (F4 Phantom).
 
I could write a book on how good the "jammer" was as I am sure Gordon can vouch? Use it to fit a SUU Gun (a sort of Gatling gun) to the under belly, skilled job... If you look at my original picture of the Phantom's rear, that is the SUU gun hanging in the middle with the access panel lying on the floor.
 
I have to admit, I was blooming good looking in those days! And I still have that furry hat in my van!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nj673 on Jun 13, 2011, 9:02 pm
Everyone wanted a go on the Jammer, but the plumbers [weapons guys to the non RAF tyes] jealously guarded that privalidge.  I dont recal ever actualy getting to drive one - Ive started a few when the plumbers wore themselves out trying to get a reluctant one going.
 
It certainly was a awsome thing.
 
Gordon
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 14, 2011, 8:18 am
Why the engine was sooooo unreliable I never knew...  V4 4 stroke if I remember correctly? Or was it a V2.....
 
Loved it though!
 
Any takers on picture 111 then? Hard one....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jun 14, 2011, 8:46 am
Thought you guys would like to see this:
 
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=59368 (http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=59368)
 
and this:
 
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/index.php (http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/index.php)
 
Look under military forum it may amuse you chaps from the forces.
 
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 14, 2011, 3:19 pm
Good one Kev!
 
I could almost smell the cockpit's... they all have a distinctive smell...
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 20, 2011, 9:49 pm
http://www.wimp.com/gravitytube/ (http://www.wimp.com/gravitytube/)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 20, 2011, 9:58 pm
Cos gravities loosing it's suck.
B----y obvious I thought!


Next question.
Prof Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jun 20, 2011, 10:01 pm
Your loosing it my friend!
 
Be very careful or else you will be as senile as I am!
 
You have been warned!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 13, 2011, 5:53 pm
my new computer doesn't work right, got a good mind to go to comet and get my brick back.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Aug 13, 2011, 6:08 pm
my new computer doesn't work right, got a good mind to go to comet and get my brick back.
:-X ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Sep 06, 2011, 3:03 pm
Totally off-topic (not that there is one on this thread  :D ) but I made an FoI enquiry to Merseyside Fire Department regarding the hovercraft they have bought and got a confirmation from someone whose title is:

Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Strategic Planning Directorate
Knowledge & Information Management Department
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service HQ

... what on earth is all that about  ::) >:( - makes you wonder who thinks up these titles (and even worse, how many people are employed in all those "departments")?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 06, 2011, 3:47 pm
I bet if you ask a question they won't know the answer, despite the title.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: winst on Sep 06, 2011, 4:08 pm
Totally off-topic (not that there is one on this thread  :D ) but I made an FoI enquiry to Merseyside Fire Department regarding the hovercraft they have bought and got a confirmation from someone whose title is:

Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Strategic Planning Directorate
Knowledge & Information Management Department
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service HQ

... what on earth is all that about  ::) >:( - makes you wonder who thinks up these titles (and even worse, how many people are employed in all those "departments")?

probably only a couple of people on minimum wage with all the cut backs the emergency services are having to implement.  >:( 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Sep 06, 2011, 4:16 pm
Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Strategic Planning Directorate
Knowledge & Information Management Department
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service HQ


The bigger the title the more bull**it comes out.
 
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 06, 2011, 6:11 pm
Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Strategic Planning Directorate
Knowledge & Information Management Department
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service HQ


The bigger the title the more bull**it comes out.
 
Kev

And a bigger wage, hence all the cut backs on the front line >:(
 
The SAS (not the army) has managers for all sorts of ridiculous job titles.  I almost applied for one myself earlier this year as it paid stupid amounts of money, company car & expenses for doing next to sod all.  Never guess job title!  "Hand washing coordinator" ???
 
I think the government want the cut backs to come from the management but we all know that they are not going to sack themselves, so cut back the frontline services and free up plenty of cash and make managing the front line services easier as there aren't as many to manage ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Sep 06, 2011, 9:34 pm
I used to know a self employed transparent wall engineer. He did very well until someone robbed his bucket and ladder.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 16, 2011, 11:56 pm
And just when you thought this thread was dead and gone....
 
Have a gander at this! About 5:40 mins in it get interesting...
 
Click (http://www.wimp.com/hugerobot/).
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 17, 2011, 12:19 am
Another reason NOT to go in the sea....
 
Click (http://www.wimp.com/killerjellyfish/)
 
I like the bit "icy waters of Gt Britain"...
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 17, 2011, 12:34 am
How to polish your pride and joy...
 
Click (http://www.wimp.com/bestdetailer/)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 17, 2011, 8:13 am
He coming next week to clean my push bike :D
 
Some people have way too much money and sod all sense.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Sep 17, 2011, 10:55 pm
Pity this doesn't work with hovercraft.

http://www.wimp.com/mastbridge/ (http://www.wimp.com/mastbridge/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Sep 17, 2011, 10:59 pm
 8) 8) U beat me to it Steve  nice trick
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 17, 2011, 11:45 pm
OMG!
 
Is that normal practice? Fantastic!
 
That boat makes me realise why people like boats, beautiful.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 18, 2011, 9:40 am
Magnifichentey! Presume he ran the supporting "lanyards" thro the spreaders to adjust "the angle of dangle"
I cant do that any more @ my age
 ;)  NF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Sep 18, 2011, 9:41 am
Looks like he was paying attention during the geometry class!!
 Sevtec Scouts and Vorsprays have a different way of doing it :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 18, 2011, 10:49 am
OOOer! (but funnie!)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Searle on Sep 18, 2011, 2:55 pm
Sevtec Scouts and Vorsprays have a different way of doing it :)


Indeed so... A low bridge acted as a gateway between us and a few more hours of cruising. Philip's GP flew straight under, whereas Chris Daly & I had to do some rapid estimations as to whether we'd fit under. Both of us had to drop off of the cushion and float under with not much room to spare.


Cheers


Chris
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 18, 2011, 5:56 pm
We had a visitor today, so I thought you may like to see a video of her.  I will warn you now, she isn't wearing any clothes ???
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiof-Axt1pI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiof-Axt1pI#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Sep 20, 2011, 6:59 pm
Some very impressive flying:


http://www.wimp.com/helicopterflying/ (http://www.wimp.com/helicopterflying/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Sep 20, 2011, 7:39 pm
some very impressive humans in this one

http://www.wimp.com/extremecompilation/ (http://www.wimp.com/extremecompilation/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 20, 2011, 7:42 pm
That is very impressive! It would have to be in Australia? Don't forget they still chase sheep and big animals with small Robinson R44 helicopters....
 
I doubt that would ever be allowed in the UK..... I never flew like that in the RAF but the Army Air Corps is another story! They are a great bunch!
 
Plus imagine the insurance!
 
I do remember one event where Noel Edmonds was working the speakers whilst some volunteers from the audience operated some rather large "flight controlls" on a stage whilst a pilot in the background flew a Bell 47 in the direction the controlls were moved! If you follow what I mean...
 
They then flew in a fire fighting Bolkow BO105 with an underslung Bambi bucket of water, and emptied it on top of Keith Chegwin who was stood on top of a tower! That was a good move!
 
The Police helicopters were originally only flown by ex-AAC pilots, not RAF, as the AAC are trained to fly low... it then got to the point that no one wanted to fly helicopters as it did not pay well(!) but now they take anyone....
 
Great show though, is there no end to good stuff on wimp.com?
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Sep 21, 2011, 7:45 am
4 questions for the clever people!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 21, 2011, 8:11 am
I like 90% of professionals got 0 answers correct :-[ ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 21, 2011, 8:21 am
I am delighted to say that I got them all wrong apart from taking the effelump out of the fridge.
I think that at least it proves I am cleverer than a 3 year old.
Kip   :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 21, 2011, 10:44 am
I am distressed to see those rotating assemblies with no guarding or ducts for that matter. ;) Abilities beyond my comprehension I am afraid, ??? NF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 21, 2011, 9:08 pm
Found this site last night, it is fantastic!
 
This episode, after the lighting buildings article, shows you how to make a wind generator AND a great way to make your next set of fan blades!
 
Click (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/02/make-television-episode-7-urban-pro.html)
 
And here  (http://makeprojects.com/Project/Make-a-Wind-Generator/9/1#s74)for the PDF on the article.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 25, 2011, 9:02 pm
I notice one of the regular sayings here is "Don't re-invent the wheel" why not....
 
Click (http://www.wimp.com/airlesswheels/)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Sep 25, 2011, 9:36 pm
What about this one for re inventing the wheel

http://www.wimp.com/omnidirectionalforklift/ (http://www.wimp.com/omnidirectionalforklift/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Sep 25, 2011, 9:38 pm
Oi! I was just about to post that!
 
That is weird to watch... how do people think of these things! Brilliant!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Sep 26, 2011, 1:13 am
would love a go on that  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Sep 28, 2011, 7:19 pm
here is a guy that only needs 1 wheel on his bike ;D

http://www.wimp.com/missingwheel/ (http://www.wimp.com/missingwheel/)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 29, 2011, 7:48 am
Just got this from the hoverlovers forum
 
http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/china-gentleman-builds-homemade-flying-contraption-powered-by-eight-motorcycle-engines.html (http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/china-gentleman-builds-homemade-flying-contraption-powered-by-eight-motorcycle-engines.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Oct 06, 2011, 12:12 am
What about some Rab C Nesbit ??? ??? Glasgow's Govan culture  ;D ;D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b015r55r/Rab_C_Nesbitt_Series_10_Broke/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b015r55r/Rab_C_Nesbitt_Series_10_Broke/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: penfold on Oct 06, 2011, 2:57 am
That is very impressive! It would have to be in Australia? Don't forget they still chase sheep and big animals with small Robinson R44 helicopters....
 
I doubt that would ever be allowed in the UK..... I never flew like that in the RAF but the Army Air Corps is another story! They are a great bunch!
[snippy]
The Police helicopters were originally only flown by ex-AAC pilots, not RAF, as the AAC are trained to fly low... it then got to the point that no one wanted to fly helicopters as it did not pay well(!) but now they take anyone....
 
RN/FAA 'Junglies' are usually well furnished with brave pills too, covert insertion of RM booties requires flying between blades of grass using NVG; teenyweeny airways don't have a monopoly on helicopter mounted nutters.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nessie on Oct 15, 2011, 1:08 pm
Who needs guards when you have a red rag in your pocket.....http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a15_1318636799&p=1 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a15_1318636799&p=1)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Oct 15, 2011, 2:36 pm
when I see machines like that it makes me wonder what planet the builder was on when they came up with the Idea ::) ;D ;D

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Oct 15, 2011, 3:16 pm
makes me wonder what planet the builder was on

or chemical!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 15, 2011, 8:48 pm
There was a mention of inflatable rollers a while back, heres another use for them, did'nt quite work out as intended :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF7h3FGDfY4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF7h3FGDfY4#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 22, 2011, 9:53 pm
This is fitted to a BMW F but I'm sure it would also work on a K or R

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C-Bxifv2Pk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C-Bxifv2Pk#)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 22, 2011, 10:48 pm
I must get me one of those ;D ;D ;D ;D :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 23, 2011, 9:24 am
I have a similar one.
They are very expensive to run.
I mean very expensive. Mine is 17 years old
Now and it very temprental and works very rarely
It must have cost me in exess of £50000.
And from a performance point of view the
I have relpaced it with an electric one these are cheaper and more reliable.
Even though I have replaced it the old garage door opener
Continues to cost me money and heart ache
It is difficult to dispose of. I have sent it away
To the military and they have succeeded in making it better
But it is still costing me money.
So be careful think long and hard because
A garage door opener is for life not just for Christmas.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Oct 25, 2011, 1:48 pm
If you can't find the book you are looking for then you are obviously in the .......
 
Sorry just couldn't resist it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 25, 2011, 3:08 pm
Really ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 25, 2011, 6:26 pm
This is something else ???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbfZxvsDp3c#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbfZxvsDp3c#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Oct 25, 2011, 6:31 pm
Wow brilliant  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 25, 2011, 6:40 pm
Now that man is a hero.
Absolutely incredible.


Wow


Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Oct 25, 2011, 6:43 pm
And you all actually believe that......
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Oct 25, 2011, 6:46 pm
C'mon guys - this is a viral advert  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Oct 25, 2011, 6:48 pm
landing speed  over 100 mph i dont belive it  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 25, 2011, 6:53 pm
It's not April the first is it?
 
Kip :-[
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 25, 2011, 6:54 pm
C'mon guys - this is a viral advert  ::)
True :)
http://mememachine.viralvideochart.com/blog/2011/10/5/nissan-saves-stricken-plane-in-new-ad-campaign-for-frontier.html (http://mememachine.viralvideochart.com/blog/2011/10/5/nissan-saves-stricken-plane-in-new-ad-campaign-for-frontier.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Oct 26, 2011, 10:15 am
I hope everyone has remembered to put their cynical hat back on this morning  :D

Here goes....

The "original":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YHZaJgpO5E# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YHZaJgpO5E#)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jon Pert on Oct 26, 2011, 10:43 am
The greatest lap I have ever seen.

Last lap of the last race of the 2011 season. Whoever finishes ahead wins the championship!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjePvNcu8n4#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjePvNcu8n4#ws)

Epic!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Oct 26, 2011, 10:59 am
The greatest lap I have ever seen.

(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/yeah.gif) saw it a few days ago, cant remember ever seeing a lap like it before, and doubt we will see another soon!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 26, 2011, 12:04 pm
Bike racing has got to be one of the best spectator sports on the planet.  I watch the bikes at every opportunity.  It was a shame on Suday that Sinomcelli had a fatal accident in the moto gp
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Oct 26, 2011, 11:34 pm
 
Possible new member earning money to join the Hoverclub  :P       
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Xyl1B3mZY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Xyl1B3mZY#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 27, 2011, 8:41 am
Brilliant  Kev,
You cannot watch that without a smile coming on.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Oct 27, 2011, 9:31 am
Mans enginuity never fails to impress. Makes us look amateurs on the loonie fringe question. GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 28, 2011, 6:35 pm
Not sure if its real or fake but it certainly grabs your attention :-X
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdcBUOa5z_w#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdcBUOa5z_w#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Oct 28, 2011, 6:50 pm
I got sent that file a while back I have watched it a few times
 
The look of total panic on his face after it blows up and his actions

 I think its real if not its really well done
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Oct 28, 2011, 6:52 pm
Definitely fake!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Oct 28, 2011, 7:00 pm
with out a doubt fake!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 28, 2011, 7:17 pm
Some brave stunt men to pull that off if it is fake
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 28, 2011, 7:18 pm
This one is not a fake :) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYdFK1qWGNo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYdFK1qWGNo#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Oct 28, 2011, 7:48 pm
Some brave stunt men to pull that off if it is fake


Or more likely 2 or more videos have been composited together! ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Oct 28, 2011, 8:04 pm
There is no shock wave on the trees after the explosion as far as i can see but there is a dust cloud following the car rolling
If it is real Someone Died in It ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 28, 2011, 8:35 pm
Why did the camera pan towards the cars before it was clear ther would be a collision?
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Oct 28, 2011, 8:45 pm
its pretty clear that its mostly CGI!

i would say about the only thing actually real was the guy acting for the camera and everything else was put in afterwards!

the bike, the car, the crash, the flames its all CGI
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Oct 28, 2011, 10:09 pm
Have a gander at this.... it would make a wonderfull hovercraft "power" unit....
 
Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rORd78CSA5Q#)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Oct 28, 2011, 11:07 pm
Must have been looking at the board they seem to know some of us!!!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9py3wKY8HE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9py3wKY8HE#)
 
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Oct 30, 2011, 8:13 pm
 new hovercraft engine  http://johnharding.com/2011/01/26/minicat-the-air-powered-car/ (http://johnharding.com/2011/01/26/minicat-the-air-powered-car/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Oct 30, 2011, 8:21 pm
Blimey, that is interesting...
 
$2 to fill in the USofA... that will be around £20 here then...
 
But why sooooo ugly!
 
Kip, get over there and show them how it is done!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 30, 2011, 8:26 pm
They will be taxing air next then ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Oct 30, 2011, 9:06 pm
BELIEVE IT OR NOT:
A new sub section, maybe.


We've just had a presidential election over here. The candidate who came 3rd ( out of 7) not only does not live in the republic but is deputy prime minister of another. Now that's democracy in action.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 31, 2011, 3:44 pm
I did wonder where it went!
Kip
 
http://www.wimp.com/nasasatellite/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 31, 2011, 4:30 pm
Some brain trickery
http://www.wimp.com/facemask/ (http://www.wimp.com/facemask/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Oct 31, 2011, 7:57 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l0CNthqQSo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l0CNthqQSo#)    reverse for sevtecs
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 01, 2011, 9:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAlqtAz2OKo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAlqtAz2OKo#)

Ian mentioned landing gear on another thread?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Nov 01, 2011, 10:53 pm
There is a training course in there somewhere for you, Philip.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 02, 2011, 5:05 pm
There is a training course in there somewhere for you, Philip.

No problem, I'll get some help from MikeS and Ian B to develop it and then I can deliver it. Starting with read the manual and carry out the checklist ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Hoverbug - - Mick Pike on Nov 04, 2011, 9:05 am
Dead sparrow goes to heaven !!!!!!!!! :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 04, 2011, 5:23 pm
Strangely one prefered the Cooked Sparrow Version but that gets to the point admirably! Mike, can you do some graphics for my machine if I ask nicely? Kingfisher is the name so theres a clue there. Please note it is not spelt, "King Fissure". That is something totally different and Jane said it was our secret.
 ;)  GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 04, 2011, 5:55 pm
Just as long as you don't put an F in front for Flints.
 
Ok, Off to the naughty step.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 04, 2011, 7:45 pm
That is too horrible to even contemplate  :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 04, 2011, 8:51 pm
Not all its cracked up to be. Sorrie comms onlie kidding GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Nov 04, 2011, 9:55 pm
do we have a moderator on this web  :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Nov 05, 2011, 2:53 pm
Well their is no way I would have a go on this loads of blades to chop you up if you crash it ??? ???
I do like the space hopper landing gear  :D :D

http://www.wimp.com/electricmulticopter/ (http://www.wimp.com/electricmulticopter/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 06, 2011, 6:43 pm
Seems that it would be so much more inherently stable if the chap was "under slung" so to speak with the blades above him. "Tentative flight" but so would I be! GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nessie on Nov 12, 2011, 2:16 pm
 I apologize in advance if this is old, but it made me smile…… :)
After every flight, pilots fill out a form called a gripe sheet(aka:log
 book), which conveys to the mechanics problems encountered with the
 aircraft during the flight that need repair or correction. The mechanics
 read and correct the problem, and then respond in writing on the lower
 half of the form what remedial action was taken, and the pilot reviews
 the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that
 ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual
 logged maintenance complaints and problems as submitted by Qantas pilots
 and the solution recorded by maintenance engineers. By the way, Qantas
 is the only major airline that has never had an accident.
 
 (P = The problem logged by the pilot.)
 (S = The solution and action taken by the engineers.)
 
 P: Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.
 S: Almost replaced left inside main tyre.
 
 P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
 S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
 
 P: Something loose in cockpit.
 S: Something tightened in cockpit.
 
 P: Dead bugs on windshield.
 S: Live bugs on back-order.
 
 P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute
 descent.
 S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
 
 P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
 S: Evidence removed.
 
 P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
 S: DME volume set to more believable level.
 
 P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
 S: That's what they're there for.
 
 P: IFF inoperative.
 S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
 
 P: Suspected crack in windshield.
 S: Suspect you're right.
 
 P: Number 3 engine missing.
 S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
 
 P: Aircraft handles funny.
 S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
 
 P: Target radar hums.
 S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
 
 P: Mouse in cockpit.
 S: Cat installed.
 
 P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget
 pounding on something with a hammer.
 S: Took hammer away from midget
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Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Nov 12, 2011, 4:22 pm
Brilliant, especially - "Took hammer away from midget"
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 17, 2011, 8:40 pm
Pay as you go? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-15762127 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-15762127)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 17, 2011, 10:12 pm
Pay as you go? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-15762127 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-15762127)
skit
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 24, 2011, 12:38 pm
bond hovercraft no guns and stuff but looks good.

Photoshop love it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 24, 2011, 1:11 pm
its not just me.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 24, 2011, 10:28 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6keUdzwFCHU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6keUdzwFCHU#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 01, 2011, 4:41 pm
Good for a laugh.
 
 http://www.wimp.com/sheeplight/   Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 01, 2011, 7:33 pm
I must confess Philip, THAT is one of the most amazing pieces of "Keep your face straight ever seen by me" How do they do it? never mind write it! GNF :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 01, 2011, 7:56 pm
I must confess Philip, THAT is one of the most amazing pieces of "Keep your face straight ever seen by me" How do they do it? never mind write it! GNF :D

Here is another from the same guy, may be of help to people with electric problems on their craft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFZ0YVTIblI#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFZ0YVTIblI#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Dec 02, 2011, 12:00 am
Found this on E Bay not the safest way to stand a boat up ! 2 Gas bottles and a beer keg plus anything else that was to hand.... :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on Dec 02, 2011, 10:13 pm
hows you gona get the beer out with that thing on it kev,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 03, 2011, 7:25 pm
Music madness, a list of the worst album covers ever.  Taken from a local photographers website.
 
http://www.stevecarter.com/albumcovers.htm (http://www.stevecarter.com/albumcovers.htm)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 03, 2011, 7:39 pm
 ;D ;D Lol the 18th one down is my dads cousin ??? ???

He stays in Whitburn and still has his band

(http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbum94.jpg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 03, 2011, 7:48 pm

Al I was at Asda yesterday buying a box of Bakers for my dog , in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. Why else would I be buying dog food, RIGHT ??? So on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Bakers Diet again, and that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in intensi...ve care, with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and all you do is load your pockets with the small bite biscuits and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a kerb to sniff a poodle's arse and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. ::) ;D :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Dec 03, 2011, 8:07 pm
Can we please get Trev removed from this group for a few weeks while he gets some professional help!
 
Trev, you are one bad lad! I love that, it was great!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 03, 2011, 9:01 pm
 :D :D :D :D :D

Brilliant!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 03, 2011, 9:04 pm
Ditto !   ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Dec 03, 2011, 9:37 pm
Laughed so much I almost spilt me pint.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 03, 2011, 9:52 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Dec 03, 2011, 11:22 pm
Love it!! :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Dec 03, 2011, 11:36 pm
When I got to the poodle line it was a laugh out loud moment, brilliant.


Reminds me of earlier this week being behind a doddery old dear at the cash point; she was clearly having problems reading the screen, she tried 2 different sets of glasses and then turned to me and asked if I could check her balance. So I pushed her over
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: BrianM on Dec 04, 2011, 12:20 am
I bet she looked at you with pursed lips! :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 04, 2011, 7:01 am
Reading the gags makes it less of a ordeal cleaning up
Puppy wallnut whips at 6.30 on a sunday morning.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Dec 04, 2011, 7:44 am
thanks for that image Gazza!!! glad i wasn't reading that over my cornflakes!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 04, 2011, 11:25 am
And now for something completly different, from our local paper, makes a change from reading about tax increases and budget cuts. I'm not sure but I  think this is the guy Chris S met on the beach at Cromane. Neither could understand what the other was saying even though they were both speaking the same language, well sort of :)
Kerryman (http://www.kerryman.ie/news/whistling-donkey-leaves-court-in-tears-of-laughter-2949784.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 04, 2011, 6:45 pm
Just whats needed during this grossly putrid December weather. Well done! GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 06, 2011, 7:41 am
First minute starts off looking like it may get a bit sleazy, but keep watching for some amazing moves.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waIuhfoTMv8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waIuhfoTMv8#)#!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 06, 2011, 7:59 am
Where does she keep those muscles. She is edible or is it incredible?
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 06, 2011, 11:41 am
phhhwwwaaaaoooooooohhhhhhhh
(think that's how you spell it)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Dec 06, 2011, 4:22 pm
 :) :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Bryan White on Dec 06, 2011, 9:24 pm
Wow ........ Yum Yum.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Dec 07, 2011, 2:55 am
Now that's incredible  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 07, 2011, 7:03 am
Reminds me of a certain trip to Latvia with some hover buddies. Can't think why though.  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 08, 2011, 11:41 am
Inherited Looks, But oh such control and  ability.
 I, (for one) can do very little of that as I am a bit busy.
Next week maybe,,,
I remember those ladies are very interesting. I cant remember why though. GNF ;) 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 08, 2011, 5:58 pm
Found this on Facebook ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Dec 13, 2011, 9:10 pm
Click (http://www.wimp.com/awesomeinvention/)
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 13, 2011, 10:58 pm
Now I think I could break all my bones on that ??? what a bit of kit 8) 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Dec 13, 2011, 11:03 pm
Isn't it great what people come up with....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Dec 14, 2011, 7:35 am
Now I think I could break all my bones on that ??? what a bit of kit 8) 8)
nah, I would be as safe as houses (only cos i would spend all my time stood on the ground...I cant even stay on a sketeboard :-[ )
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Dec 14, 2011, 6:21 pm
Click (http://www.wimp.com/awesomeinvention/)
 
B.


Reminded me of the roller-blade suit [size=78%]http://youtu.be/agfpctJEa_4 (http://youtu.be/agfpctJEa_4)[/size]
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Dec 14, 2011, 6:28 pm

As it is the festive time of year I would like to share an experience with you about drinking and driving.

As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.
 
Well I have done something about it. A couple of nights ago I was out for a few drinks with some friends and had a few too many Gin and Tonics: but suspecting I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before- I took a bus home.
 
I arrived back safely and without incident which was a real surprise, since I had never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it from in the first place!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: BrianM on Dec 14, 2011, 11:52 pm
Simple to work out where you got it...
Stand outside your house, see what number bus goes by then look up on the web which terminus that bus left from and that will tell you where you got your bus from  :) .
As Alexandre would say, Simples!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 15, 2011, 7:01 pm
it took him half an hour to find the right number bus.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: BrianM on Dec 16, 2011, 12:03 am
It must have been parked at the back of the depot...
ask Jethro
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 16, 2011, 6:04 pm
ooopppppssssss
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 16, 2011, 9:45 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM8kEHjQz9U#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM8kEHjQz9U#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Dec 17, 2011, 7:02 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRVspuAJyAY#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRVspuAJyAY#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 17, 2011, 9:52 pm
Its good to see that Kip now reads mags on line and is avoiding the dangers of hard copy :) :)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073768/Essex-pensioner-Richard-Phillips-spends-11-HOURS-pinned-bed-ceiling-collapsed.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073768/Essex-pensioner-Richard-Phillips-spends-11-HOURS-pinned-bed-ceiling-collapsed.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 18, 2011, 1:37 pm
Philip, With that name is he your dad?
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Dec 19, 2011, 6:24 pm
thats his son  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 23, 2011, 5:50 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VboX2DLkDD0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VboX2DLkDD0#)#!
 
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D .  I bet santa wont be bringing him any presents this year
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 24, 2011, 10:44 am
http://iwastesomuchtime.com/topvid.php?sort=month&page=3 (http://iwastesomuchtime.com/topvid.php?sort=month&page=3)
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Dec 28, 2011, 10:01 pm
I know you lot are going to love this site!

howmanyleft.co.uk/

Suzuki A100N my first bike... 3 left!

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 28, 2011, 11:07 pm
that is a good one Ian ...been on it for the last hour 8) 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 31, 2011, 4:53 pm
I just love this one.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9AOhPgCNJs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9AOhPgCNJs#)
and this one

 http://swick.co.uk/index.php/2009/09/15-cool-and-unusual-bikes/ (http://swick.co.uk/index.php/2009/09/15-cool-and-unusual-bikes/)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 31, 2011, 5:08 pm
why?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 31, 2011, 6:04 pm
why?

You worded it more politely than what was going through my mind ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 31, 2011, 7:05 pm
Cos its so pointless. That's why I like it.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 01, 2012, 4:45 pm
Is that why you "Love" me Kip? :-[ GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 01, 2012, 5:17 pm
Of course darling boy.  :-* :-* :-*
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 01, 2012, 7:10 pm
Very fitting for this time of yesr :D
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOHurRzt8Xk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOHurRzt8Xk#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 01, 2012, 9:06 pm
Some of my son's music from his album called solitude. 
 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brandon-Wilkins/348709438487887?v=app_178091127385 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brandon-Wilkins/348709438487887?v=app_178091127385)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 02, 2012, 9:36 am
Freddie Frinton I think who used to consort with the wundrus Hilda Baker, (She knows you know). We were never told what tho,,,,
It was his Northern accent and the mid line gap in his dentition that alerted me! Amazing I have never seen that before and it does show how good he was,,, or how poor some modern sit "com" has become. Well done Al, though ive never heard "IT" referred to as "the same procedure"! :-[
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 02, 2012, 6:08 pm
On the subject of pointless - how about this (although I'd rather have this than one of those electric thingies when the time comes  ;D )?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnrS1e1SusQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnrS1e1SusQ#)


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jan 03, 2012, 12:11 am
No, THIS is pointless!
I may have posted it before but can you imagine trying to do an emergency stop .............................. :o :o :o :o :o
Happy New Year everyone.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 03, 2012, 4:35 pm
Actually such a device could be very useful as a starting point for a mud rescue machine.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 03, 2012, 9:34 pm
Looks like me on a good day (follicular I mean), but OH the pain in the neck! Humin beens are SO wunderfuel. GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 03, 2012, 10:06 pm
Have a look at the videos on this page, what an amazing collection!!
http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=417 (http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=417)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 04, 2012, 8:07 am
Philip,
I am so looking forward to browsing through that lot.
Right up my street.
Cheers
  Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 04, 2012, 9:28 am
Hold on to your hats & have a sick bowl ready ???
 
This vid is so worth watching.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEu42L0ufBY#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEu42L0ufBY#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 04, 2012, 10:56 am
Oh Wow Al Im so proud to belong to the same genus as those beasts.
Only The Brave,,,,,
And Young!
Makes my aspirations seem close to "formation knitting with a safety net"
gnf (non caps intended!)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jan 04, 2012, 2:03 pm
good video Al 8) its amazing what some people do to get a buzz
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 04, 2012, 5:06 pm
I used to do all of that but got bored.
I now am in training for the Olympics over 70's Nude Leap Frog team.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Jan 04, 2012, 5:32 pm
I used to do all of that but got bored.
I now am in training for the Olympics over 70's Nude Leap Frog team.
 
He keeps practising in his workshop - frightens the life out of me!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 05, 2012, 1:31 pm
NO KIP, you are WAY too huge. THAT could poke someones eye out,,,,, ;) GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Jan 05, 2012, 2:00 pm
kips nick name is tripod  :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jan 07, 2012, 7:58 pm
This man climbs the mountain with his digger!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhl6jOO8Bkw# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhl6jOO8Bkw#)
 
And this man is digging a mountain up! (At 028sec brown pant moment)!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXz0Nlt1WJE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXz0Nlt1WJE#)
 

Question is have you got the bottle?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 07, 2012, 8:44 pm
I remember a long while back having a link to a company that makes these machines.
 
They drive them on the road, then when they get on site they un-fold the legs and it walks!
 
Fantastic engineering!
 
I think on that last clip you would not need a hard hat if it slipped though.....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 07, 2012, 9:20 pm
I got a quote for a Menzi a few years back and IIRC they were very expensive, twice the price of a conventional excavator of the same output. It was cheaper to use a large machine as an anchor to hold a smaller excavator in place with a chain!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 08, 2012, 7:58 am
They couldn't pay me enough money to work on that slope.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 10, 2012, 9:36 pm
Many useful products on here   (http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=12)including some very suitable for hover use.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nessie on Jan 11, 2012, 9:40 am
Must try the "Engine oil bypass kit" and the "cross drilled brake lines".......................... ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jan 11, 2012, 1:59 pm
If anyone has won the lottery recently Registration Transfers have HOV3R  for £9,000   !!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jan 11, 2012, 3:34 pm
That's cool Ross, I'll have to check the Aussie personal rego. plate data base to see if that's taken here. ;D . On another subject,,Grrr!! is there a way that one can stay logged in for more than 60 minutes?...thanks Eccles.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Jan 11, 2012, 4:07 pm
Man drowns in whisky vat headline from yahoo news to-day. If you are going to go, this has got to one of the best options.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 11, 2012, 4:19 pm
Have you tried inhaling whisky?  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 11, 2012, 4:36 pm
.... On another subject,,Grrr!! is there a way that one can stay logged in for more than 60 minutes?...thanks Eccles.
Tick the "Always stay logged in" box when you log in and you won't need to log in ever again on that computer (or, change the 60 minutes to whatever you want.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Russ Hudson on Jan 11, 2012, 4:41 pm
Have you tried inhaling whisky?  ???


I've 'snorted' a tea spoon of brandy in my younger years..... That makes your eyes water  :'( ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 11, 2012, 4:54 pm
had lager shot up my nose.
more painful than gout.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 11, 2012, 5:00 pm
Must try the "Engine oil bypass kit" and the "cross drilled brake lines".......................... ;)

Dont forget your seven ten cap  :)   http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=19 (http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=19)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jon Pert on Jan 11, 2012, 5:09 pm
If anyone has won the lottery recently Registration Transfers have HOV3R  for £9,000   !!

That doesn't spell anything!  :P

If anyone owns a Mitsubishi L200 in a couple of years they can buy my reg off me when my truck goes back. L200 HOV.

In a similar vein, followed a Jag the other day with the plate UPU 51R. It was spaced like this UP U 51R, found it mildly amusing!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 11, 2012, 5:24 pm
Dont forget your seven ten cap  :)   http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=19 (http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=19)

I particularly like the left handed screwdriver (http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=21) - I was surprised to find out only tightens screws on one side a a vehicle - I've obviously been doing it wrong all those years  ::) .  I see the old favourites are all there - skyhooks and round tuits, etc  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jon Pert on Jan 11, 2012, 5:28 pm
I particularly like the left handed screwdriver (http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=21) - I was surprised to find out only tightens screws on one side a a vehicle - I've obviously been doing it wrong all those years  ::) .  I see the old favourites are all there - skyhooks and round tuits, etc  ;D

Was there a long weight on there? Always a good one when I was in the weighing industry.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 11, 2012, 5:31 pm
Was there a long weight on there? Always a good one when I was in the weighing industry.


There's plenty of those in sash windows!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jon Pert on Jan 11, 2012, 5:38 pm
I think the longest we got someone to hang around for was 2 and half hours. We had a work experience bod in and I sent him round the corner to the weight manufacturer to pick up the long weight I had ordered.

Rang the manufacturer while the guy was on his way round to warn him of his impending arrival.

Work experience bloke duly arrives and announces he is "here for the long weight Jon ordered". Manufacturer says they are just finishing calibrating it and will be ready shortly. At regular intervals he pops his head round the corner to announce, "nearly ready".

2 and a half hours later the work experience lad quietly leaves the manufacturer and comes back.





















He didn't get the joke.  :(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jan 11, 2012, 6:01 pm
I have sent a few apprentices for a box of half inch holes   :D :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Jan 11, 2012, 6:45 pm
Have you tried inhaling whisky?  ???

Yes. Copied the idea from man lab http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyjBOFBVseI#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyjBOFBVseI#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Jan 11, 2012, 8:40 pm
I seem to remember sending apprentices for buckets of steam, striped paint, blue sparks for the grind stone etc etc. Unfortunately, as an first week apprentice myself, I remember telling a foreman to go practice the anchient and noble art of self impregnation when he tried to convince me to go to the local labour exchange to get wet time cards. I wasn't about to fall for that one.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jan 11, 2012, 9:18 pm
i worked in a kitchen when i was younger, got sent for a leg of samon, which i would find in the freezer next to the box of chicken lips! i never found the tartan food coloruing either! had much fun sending live lobsters up in the dumb waiter, to the reasurant floor, and listening to the girls screaming when they opened the door.

in halfords the other day, i cam across camoflage paint, the tin is all different colours, green brown etc. and in extremly small text on the tin it says, three colours needed to get this effect, wonder how many daft sods purchased thinking it would be camo spray!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 12, 2012, 8:40 am
we sent the lad with a hold up note to the sandwich shop.
he thought it was a sarni list
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jan 12, 2012, 9:22 am
In my younger days in the Army we had a new lad posted in and I thought I'd have a laugh with him so I gave him an axe and told him to hand it back in at the QM (Quarter Masters) Stores but before he did so i wanted him to give a memo to the OC (Officer Commanding).
 
He duly knocked on the OC's door and marched in before handing him the memo. If you picture the scene - the OC is reading the memo and he is stood there with an axe.  The OC read the note and then asked if he had written it. He replied that he hadn't. The OC then gave him the note to read and he went white after reading it. It said.
 
"Sir, If you don't give me some leave I will chop up your desk with this axe."
 
Needless to say I didn't enjoy doing the extra duties but it was well worth it to hear him being balled out of the OCs office LOL.  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 12, 2012, 9:49 am

in halfords the other day, i cam across camoflage paint, the tin is all different colours, green brown etc. and in extremly small text on the tin it says, three colours needed to get this effect, wonder how many daft sods purchased thinking it would be camo spray!


You get three colours in a tube of Aquafresh toothpaste!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jan 12, 2012, 9:50 am
The boys in the shop delight in attaching spurs to new Engineers shoes. Without their knowledge. Whilst they are wearing them ( cowboys). But were
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jan 12, 2012, 11:30 pm
One heck of a holiday - Mountain Gorillas. :)
 
http://www.wimp.com/mountaingorilla/ (http://www.wimp.com/mountaingorilla/)
 
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 13, 2012, 5:35 pm
Total lunacy.
The man could have been pulled apart at any time.
Apart from that,,how could they have got there as its opening shot says it is an impenetrable forest?
Or am I just being depantic again?
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jan 14, 2012, 5:01 pm
 from the Daily Telegraph regarding the cruise ship sinking today .....
 
Mr Latarche added: “ The International Maritime Organisation have formulated new rules for passenger ship safety and the very latest ships are supposedly meant to have the capability for a return to port in the event of a major fire or loss of power, so evacuation should not be necessary. If you have a ship with several thousand people on board they need to be fed, watered, able to go to the toilet and be kept warm, especially if you are cruising in polar seas. So modern vessels actually become the lifeboat.

UMMMM - 100 years on, isn't this what was supposed to happen with the Titanic & Olympic ..............................
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 14, 2012, 7:29 pm
Typical humans.  We seldom learn from history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
If we looked back more often we would learn more about the future.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 15, 2012, 12:21 pm
Now lads you can all have clean balls :-X
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPwhMoQBg_8#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPwhMoQBg_8#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 15, 2012, 2:23 pm
Very inspiring
 I think this will start a few balls rolling.
Must see where I left mine.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 15, 2012, 5:05 pm
This is a good site to wander around.
 
http://www.crookedbrains.net/2009/09/cars.html (http://www.crookedbrains.net/2009/09/cars.html)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jan 17, 2012, 4:32 pm
 :D :D :D

http://www.wimp.com/bppr/ (http://www.wimp.com/bppr/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nj673 on Jan 18, 2012, 12:47 am
Theres little doubt that some people have way way too much time on their hands
 
http://yourepeat.com/watch/?v=gaQTNjQUi_o (http://yourepeat.com/watch/?v=gaQTNjQUi_o)
 
Gordon
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jan 18, 2012, 1:14 am
Now that might be interesting having a mega horn in the hover  ??? it would make the fan sound quiet
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jan 18, 2012, 1:44 pm
Love It!! I hate tail gaters..this could be what I've been looking for. 8) ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 20, 2012, 6:33 am
Bomb disposal expert survives car bomb blast.
 
http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/world/video/2011/jul/02/thailand?fb_source=other_multiline&fb_action_types=video.watches (http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/world/video/2011/jul/02/thailand?fb_source=other_multiline&fb_action_types=video.watches)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jan 21, 2012, 10:58 pm
Lucky, lucky lad.  ???
 
Those guys are amazing, they put their life on the line for others and are true heroes.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jan 22, 2012, 11:28 pm
Well I thought it was funny  :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 22, 2012, 11:34 pm
And I cannot see it as I do not have a facething account!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jan 23, 2012, 12:05 am
Just for you Brian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/jul/02/thailand?fb=optOut (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/jul/02/thailand?fb=optOut)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 23, 2012, 8:33 am
Thanks Trev my darling!
 
Not quite how we do things here... Which is why we use the "Wheel barrow"... have you ever seen or worn the protective kit we have to wear as well!
 
Glad the chap survived, it does look a bit like it was not a "car" bomb, but something he was placing that went off....
 
We use a device called a "pig stick" to destroy IED's so you can try to trace where the parts were sourced from.
 
At one camp we had a V6 engined Ford Transit with the wheelbarrow in the back, the van was fitted with blue lights and sirens BUT the engine was restricted to top speed of 50mph!
 
So there you were going down the road with the lights and siren going and being overtaken by cars, cyclists, women with prams.... very funny...
 
If you ever get the chance to visit the "wheelbarrow" museum, go, it is amazing how clever these things are.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 1:08 am

STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM, BUT PASSED..
Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
his last battle
Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
at the bottom of the page
Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
liquid
Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
marriage
Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
exams
Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch & dinner
Q7. What looks like half an apple?
The other half
Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
It will simply become wet
Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
No problem, he sleeps at night.
Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..
Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples
and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
Very large hands
Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take
four men to build it?
No time at all, the wall is already built.
Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jan 26, 2012, 8:35 am
A13. No problem a raw egg will never crack a concrete floor.
(I guess I shouldhave studied harder LOL).
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 26, 2012, 9:32 am
Brilliant! Made me smile!
 
Welcome to the club where a large portion of postings are NOT hovercraft related! And I love it, just as it should be.
 
B.
 
"at work, should be working"
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 26, 2012, 10:04 am
Sorry Brian,
But just lately, for me, this forum is getting to be what I imagine Facebook to be.
I get home from work and wade through too many non hovercraft topics.
 Surely there are other sites that cater for just general chat.
Or at least stick it on "Nowt to do with Owt "
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 26, 2012, 11:27 am
Actually Kip I totally understand what you are saying.
 
Can we perhaps in the future just place "OT" (off topic) in the subject?
 
I would be happy with that but of course it is up to the group.
 
I do actually read every post, there is always something of interest even if I do not understand it all!
 
B.
 
PS Kip, loved the pictures of your mega-craft recently! Just dying to see it!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 11:33 am
Im sorry if posting something light hearted for you all, just as a nice gesture is taken as being such a major issue. I would like to point out that if you stick on the same thing all the time it will become boring. Now.... I did not post this in "technical" in "plans" etc i posted it in General.... I am sad to see that the bigots exist in the hovercraft world as well. Think what you like and say what you like. If the facebook dig was directed at me .. then say it, I can leave.. ! Hugz xxx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jan 26, 2012, 12:03 pm
Nikki,
 
Thought it was refreshing   ....... i just need to find the like button..lol
 
 
 
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 12:07 pm
Lol 10 minutes and a copy of the site code and I can do that for you ! Lol .... ! :) hugz xx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: KeithWilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 12:11 pm
There you go Kev :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 12:24 pm
Just to let you know Brian, I wasn't mad at you at all, I have utmost respect for you as coming from a military / airforce / MOD family I know that you having been there for our country means the world to me. ! Thankyou for being a member of our Armed forces and protecting our rights and civil liberties. ! Hugz xx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 26, 2012, 1:04 pm
Nikki,
Why should you think the Face Book was a dig at you.
I was only stating my view.
I was not making a personal attack on you or any one else.
I do not consider myself to be a bigot in any sphere of life and find it hard to accept your response which surely was aimed at me.
I don't think I deserve it.
This is a Cruising Hovercraft club, so surely it is not unreasonable to expect most topics to be relevant.
I  just feel that lately it has been wandering too far away from home.
My post was polite and not meant to cause offence.
Look back a few weeks at the frequency and content of postings and perhaps my concern may be more apparent.
 
Respectfully,
 
Kip  :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 26, 2012, 1:10 pm
Blimey Nikki, I have NEVER had that said to me, EVER.
 
I was and still are nothing, just another chap that signed on the wrong line! (thought I was signing for a bus pass!)
 
But I get very emotional about our past and present forces members, those that are there so we can say and do pretty much what we like, and I get VERY annoyed when I see people without poppies for remembrance day.
 
I should also add, not just the forces, many civilians as well.
 
You will find there are quite a few ex-forces members in the hovercraft world, same sort of deranged mentality I think! And I love them all!
 
Do not even think of leaving, none of us are perfect and we all have our own little foibles, but when it comes to it, we are a good bunch, always there for each other.
 
Be good,
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 1:14 pm
Hi,


I am on many forums, all over the place for a multitude of subjects, of which i have high regard. I have not come across this on any other forum. I will apologize in public for using the word Bigot, and i never said it was a personal attack, i used the word if, meaning i felt it partially was. Thankyou for clearing this up for me.


Can i just also point out, facebook is well worth you looking into, Its an invaluable tool for marketing these days alongside Twitter allowing you to reach millions in a very short amount of time. I can understand you might feel people are wandering of subject but sometimes that keeps peoples sparks alive.


Life is about happiness , smiles and laughter, being to serious can drive people into a downwards spiral, please humour my mad a zany ways and remember i am a 33 year old crazy woman, who is up for a laugh pretty much 24 /7. ( please no one confuse this with me being stupid - I am far far far from that i can promise you ) !


Kisses and Hugs to you all xxxx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 1:18 pm
Brian, :)


The amount of respect i have for the Armed Forces greatly outweighs anything else in my life, I am extremely proud that my son is just about to join the navy straight from school !


Our troops, airmen and sailors have been there so many times over the years to protect our country, and showing them the respect they deserve is paramount.


Thankyou all !


Hugz and kisses xxxx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 26, 2012, 1:20 pm
Thank You Nikki,
Very much appreciated however I think I will still stay away from Facebook.
I am a 75 year old eejit and also like a laugh.
Tried it for 20 minutes and got so many "friends" I pulled out.
Look forward to catching up with you both at the Museum.
By the way. Served in the Army for 3 years. ( Not by choice though)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Jan 26, 2012, 2:45 pm
We have a facebook page although I'm not on it much.
 
Glad to see your all playing nicely it makes for a much more pleasant forum  :) .
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 26, 2012, 4:25 pm
seems to be getting a bit heavy.
what did I miss. bigot?....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 26, 2012, 5:11 pm
I thought this was the off-topic thread anyway so what's the problem?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jan 26, 2012, 5:16 pm
I thought this was the off-topic thread anyway so what's the problem?
My thoughts exactly. ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 26, 2012, 5:17 pm
Gavin, I think you missed a posting..... gone now by the look of it.
 
Thread moved over to this one. It was just a missunderstanding, nothing more.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 26, 2012, 5:32 pm
Feeling hungry?......Breakfast for one in Norfolk!
 
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/401227_10150497130897338_748397337_8754718_1492551712_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 26, 2012, 5:35 pm
OMG..... WTF thats like Massive...... Please tell me thats not for one person...... :( I would probably manage like three items and then die.... ! :/ <3 lol hugz xxx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jan 26, 2012, 6:16 pm
I say ole boy    WHATS FOR PUDDING?
 
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 26, 2012, 6:46 pm
that's proper snap
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Jan 26, 2012, 7:35 pm
is that an omelet under the black pudding? If you eat that much you'll have to swap your lift & thrust engines
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Jan 26, 2012, 8:10 pm
It's got most if not all the food groups in there. What's not to like?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 26, 2012, 8:33 pm
You wont find food like that here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wod7Lc_r5wY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wod7Lc_r5wY#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jan 26, 2012, 8:36 pm
only 1 can of coke? Tight a***ed gits!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 26, 2012, 8:59 pm
At least it's "fat Coke". Diet Coke would be too ironic.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: penfold on Jan 27, 2012, 12:46 am
Nice thrombosis special there; no potato scones or lorne sausage though, so it doesn't merit the 10/10 from this scot, and I prefer grilled/fried tomato over tinned.  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nwilkes on Jan 27, 2012, 4:47 pm
I never understood the obsession with diet coke.... The amount of aspartane makes it worse for you ! xx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: KeithWilkes on Jan 27, 2012, 5:06 pm
Oh my lord!  That thing actually exists??   People genuinely eat that much??     I feel ill :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 27, 2012, 5:41 pm
Kev has that every morning, I don't know how he stays so thin! (must be the tapeworm)  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jan 27, 2012, 6:41 pm
worms ! bloody snakes  lol
 
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jan 29, 2012, 10:54 am
 A mobile speed camera with legs  ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvYxXBMqEOM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvYxXBMqEOM#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jan 29, 2012, 12:09 pm
A mobile speed camera with legs  ;D ;D
There are some people with a great sense of humour. If anyone tried that over here they'd probably get filled in.  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Martin Kristensen on Jan 29, 2012, 12:32 pm
That's a good one especially the last part with the Police... ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 29, 2012, 1:01 pm
Brilliant! That was soooo funny!
 
I would definitely let them off if I was a Police officer!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 29, 2012, 2:43 pm
Yep, That was so funny.
I might just try that myself.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Jan 29, 2012, 2:47 pm
I looked at some more of his stuff, very funny!
 
I have seen some of it before but did not recognise him.....
 
Great.
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Martin Kristensen on Jan 29, 2012, 4:24 pm
I can only imagine, that the police officer would laugh a lot also....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Jan 29, 2012, 6:16 pm
A variation that has been done here in Dublin is for 2 lads to gear up in hi-viz jackets and a dumpy level just around a corner of a fast moving street. There was a lot of rubber left on the road that day.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jan 29, 2012, 8:26 pm
I looked at some more of his stuff, very funny!

Me to(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/whyclick.gif) then i found it was three hours later and none of my work was done (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/Waaah1.gif)
 
Damn you YouTube (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/redcard.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 07, 2012, 11:36 pm
A variation that has been done here in Dublin is for 2 lads to gear up in hi-viz jackets and a dumpy level just around a corner of a fast moving street. There was a lot of rubber left on the road that day.


Some dodgy looking characters around here have the same effect, including stopping Garda (police cars) :) :) Anybody that's visited Sevtec International Ireland will know what I mean :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 07, 2012, 11:44 pm
Sev Pics ???  :) :)
Sev Heater?,  Sev seating in a Jeep?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 09, 2012, 3:35 pm
A motor cycle mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of
 a Harley motorcycle ( change this to Briggs engine  :) } when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his
 shop.
 
 The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and
 take a look at his bike.
 
 The mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey, Doc, can I ask you a
 question?"
 
 The surgeon walked over to the mechanic. The mechanic straightened up,
 wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I
 open its heart, take valves out, fix 'em, put 'em back in, and when I
 finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary
 and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically
 the same work?"
 
 The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the
 mechanic...
 
 Try it with the engine running.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 09, 2012, 6:20 pm
True story about my Grandfathers best friend; (arnt they all true?).
Man asks a solicitor to read and sign a legal document.
Job done.
That will be one guinea please.
It only took you a ten seconds!
Ahhh no. The signature was for free, the previous 40 years of experience cost one guinea!
If you are unsure of the finance, you are TOO young! Ask Kip.
GNF  8) GNF
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 09, 2012, 6:44 pm
 Try it with the engine running.
Yes but the surgeon has the same model all the time.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 14, 2012, 11:02 pm
Some people on here talk about small and large craft :) :) sometimes it seems like Father Ted

Father Ted (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604607/): Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These
 [he points to some plastic cows on the table]
 Father Ted (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604607/): are very small; those
 [pointing at some cows out of the window]
 Father Ted (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604607/): are far away...

However this craft is up for sale on DoneDeal.ie in the "boats and jet ski" section and its not small :) :) Another EBay special? :)
http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/boats/2993649 (http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/boats/2993649)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 14, 2012, 11:22 pm
I wonder how much that is.  The ultimate toy ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 14, 2012, 11:38 pm
He's asking 75 million.  Wonder what reply you would get if you emailed the seller? :) perhaps you.could offer a good Sev as part exchange ?  :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Feb 14, 2012, 11:40 pm
a good Sev

Isn't than an oxymoron?
 
Now running.... very fast...... very VERY fast....
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Feb 15, 2012, 5:12 am
a good Sev

Isn't than an oxymoron?
 
Now running.... very fast...... very VERY fast....
 
B.

 
Steady Bri, just coz your miffed about your 'van I would'nt pick on those Sev guys... you know there starting to out number us and are hell bent on world domination!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 15, 2012, 7:01 am

Steady Bri, just coz your miffed about your 'van I would'nt pick on those Sev guys... you know there starting to out number us and are hell bent on world domination!!!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 15, 2012, 8:19 am
no that isn't an oxymoron.
open secretlarger halfclearly confused
act naturallyalone togetherHell's Angels
found missingliquid gascivil engineer
deafening silenceseriously funnyliving dead
Microsoft Worksmilitary intelligencejumbo shrimp
Advanced BASICtragic comedyunbiased opinion
virtual realitydefinite maybeoriginal copies
pretty uglysame differenceplastic glasses
almost exactlyconstant variableeven odds
minor crisisextinct lifegenuine imitation
exact estimateonly choicefreezer burn
free loveworking holidayrolling stop

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Feb 17, 2012, 6:22 pm
Incase you do not know, the makers of the GoPro camera send out a "video of the week" link to owners.
 
This week is something I have never seen before, not like anyway, it does look like fun, albeit hard work!
 
Have a gander, here (http://gopro.com/videos/vod/winter-teva-mountain-games-ice-climbing-gopro-hd-hero2/).
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Feb 17, 2012, 6:43 pm
Ice climbing without the ice - known as dry tooling.


It is as you say hard work!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 17, 2012, 7:16 pm
watch the toy robot in space. it's very good.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Feb 20, 2012, 5:22 am
wow that was brill  :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 20, 2012, 6:02 pm
Try putting your pointer on his nose.
 
Kip
 
http://www.selfcontrolfreak.com/slaan.html (http://www.selfcontrolfreak.com/slaan.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 20, 2012, 6:45 pm
That is different ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Feb 21, 2012, 7:42 am
How the hell do they do this? And how much chalk do they use? And how do they stop people driving over it?


http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/281836_238035212896931_8076841_n.jpg (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/281836_238035212896931_8076841_n.jpg)


http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284761_238033662897086_238030422897410_776865_2163220_n.jpg (http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284761_238033662897086_238030422897410_776865_2163220_n.jpg)


http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284076_238033719563747_238030422897410_776866_3584033_n.jpg (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284076_238033719563747_238030422897410_776866_3584033_n.jpg)


http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284901_238034246230361_238030422897410_776877_400119_n.jpg (http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284901_238034246230361_238030422897410_776877_400119_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Feb 21, 2012, 11:36 am
they are amazing  :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 22, 2012, 8:40 pm
Haven't a clue Gavin how they manage to do that 8) 8)  here is  guy with a 95 mph air boat  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKzCRkvz0c#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKzCRkvz0c#ws)
Title: Nowt to do with owt, simple but clever
Post by: Steve Holland on Feb 25, 2012, 3:16 pm
http://www.wimp.com/schoolbuses/ (http://www.wimp.com/schoolbuses/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 25, 2012, 4:44 pm
Now that is really clever. A truly amazing example of lateral thinking.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 25, 2012, 6:49 pm
This looks fun
 
http://www.wacky-videos.com/funny-people-videos/worlds-largest-skateboard-crash/ (http://www.wacky-videos.com/funny-people-videos/worlds-largest-skateboard-crash/)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 04, 2012, 9:14 pm
This is interesting...

Keep swivelling!

http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html (http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html)

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 05, 2012, 12:03 am
This is interesting...

Keep swivelling!

http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html (http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html)

Ian
Wow, that is interesting.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 05, 2012, 7:55 am
Thrust problems

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dolRq5rHfVc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dolRq5rHfVc#)

and flotation problems

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuNtxSZtsNU&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuNtxSZtsNU&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 05, 2012, 8:19 am
looks like it had a bit of trouble getting over the hump.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Mar 14, 2012, 11:38 pm
The Russians dont bother with hump...........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqI8QsAZAYQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqI8QsAZAYQ#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 15, 2012, 7:34 am
those ruski's sure know how to have fun!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Mar 15, 2012, 8:53 pm
For some of you illiterates using this forum  :D


http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2012/03/13/ipad-to-give-electric-shock-to-anyone-typing-would-of/ (http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2012/03/13/ipad-to-give-electric-shock-to-anyone-typing-would-of/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Brian.G.Reynolds on Mar 15, 2012, 9:51 pm
If they introduce that up here they would need a new power station to run it!
 
For instance, my house mate asking for some milk says " can you borrow me some milk" WHAT!
 
The only ones up here that can speak English are the foreigners!
 
B.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: BrianM on Mar 15, 2012, 11:50 pm
Gavin, you should have kept that one until Apr 1 :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Mar 16, 2012, 2:32 pm
Animals getting in on the world of hovering


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zfkcHmkK7J0/Ty1mtbGcm5I/AAAAAAAAJAY/Ody4dtX8MTw/Hover%2Bdog%2Bvs%2Bhover%2Bcat.jpg)


(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/10/2/128990077859558239.jpg)


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_f98opUNuVXc/Sx4jxHtoZRI/AAAAAAAAL4w/ftp-wDJ7zdc/s400/Hover+bear.jpg)


(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo298/giabao769/funny-pictures-hover-rhino.jpg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 18, 2012, 1:10 pm
For all the people building craft
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN4kmlAxvGU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN4kmlAxvGU#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 18, 2012, 1:24 pm
Wonderful Guy. Hopefully he will have many years to enjoy it.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Mar 18, 2012, 1:37 pm
It does feel like that long......


He's done a great job and I hope he really enjoys it for a long I've to come.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 18, 2012, 1:49 pm
MY! What a joy to know that chap. Interestingly that has NOT made my build feel late or small, but HAS made my build seem so much more possible.How many of us have felled the glass fibre trees? Not many? His foot loss appeared to be an"inconvenience." rather than a problem. Spock he say "Live Life and Prosper"! :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 18, 2012, 2:11 pm
That's the bit I like the best, when you have created something from a set of plans and a pile of the chosen materials and end up with a functional work of art.  Not sure I would of had the patience to spend 25 years on one project though.  Hope he spends the next 25 years enjoying his creation ;D .
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 19, 2012, 8:15 am
This can only be classed as stupidity on a grand scale ???  two words come to mind F I :-X
 
Looks fun though :D
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw3sz9PbRyQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw3sz9PbRyQ#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 19, 2012, 8:43 am
Gosh his tie may become caught,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :-\ gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Mar 19, 2012, 10:02 am
Can't believe he isn't wearing a life jacket LOL  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 19, 2012, 5:39 pm
ground breaking.
that guy will get a Darwin award soon I can feel it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Mar 19, 2012, 6:10 pm
ground breaking.
that guy will get a Darwin award soon I can feel it.
LOL he is a good candidate for one.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 19, 2012, 6:16 pm
Just imagine how red that river would have been if that outboard prop had caught his legs or feet ???
 
Still looks like fun though and reminds me of some of the stupid things I got up to whenI was about his age ;) ;D :-X 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 19, 2012, 6:44 pm
me too al.
I have a scar on my head where I tried to jump a mk1 transit  on a girls fold up bike.
made it over the transit but no bike.
fractured skull and seven stitches.
aged 7.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 19, 2012, 7:18 pm
fractured skull and seven stitches.
aged 7.

Explains it!!!  (Luv ya buddy)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 19, 2012, 8:14 pm
I can count to potato.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 26, 2012, 9:01 am
An easy one for Prof Nick Unwin
 
7H15 M3554G3
53RV35 7O PR0V3
H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N
D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!
1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG
17 WA5 H4RD BU7
N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3
Y0UR M1ND 1S
R34D1NG 17
4U70M471C4LLY
W17H 0U7 3V3N
7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,
B3 PROUD! 0NLY
C3R741N P30PL3 C4N
R3AD 7H15.
 

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 26, 2012, 11:30 am
try this cliky link
 (http://www.smart-words.org/count-number-f-sentence.html)
I got it wrong by the way
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 26, 2012, 11:42 am
My Kip ashamed to say I could read it. Jane thinks Im weird? WHAT does SHE know 8)
She could also read it but shes just showing off :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 26, 2012, 5:48 pm
For some strange reason I find the F letter easy to spot.
 
Kip
 
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 26, 2012, 10:43 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeiJarwE99M#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeiJarwE99M#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 27, 2012, 7:19 pm
Slag off his country mate! 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Mar 30, 2012, 8:04 pm
Very similar to what Kip said


I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 30, 2012, 9:08 pm
Yes,,,,,,,,,,,, But Kip actually speaks like that,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Now that's strange as I can understand him also, gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Apr 17, 2012, 4:47 pm
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/New-hovercraft-speed-rescue-bids-Somerset/story-15838839-detail/story.html (http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/New-hovercraft-speed-rescue-bids-Somerset/story-15838839-detail/story.html)
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Russ Hudson on Apr 17, 2012, 7:16 pm
I guess they've bought from the Italians too then as it says they can go in reverse ?  :'(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 17, 2012, 9:32 pm
That's what I heard. Clearly no conscience buying counterfeit goods.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Paul Newland on Apr 17, 2012, 10:15 pm
It could well be a craft from Phoenix Hovercraft also from Italy, it is another Neoteric clone but one as i understand it Neoteric do not have an issue with.
I hope this is the case and that they have not brought a counterfeit craft from those thieving HTI  ----ers   >:(


Paul
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 17, 2012, 10:25 pm
It could well be a craft from Phoenix Hovercraft also from Italy, it is another Neoteric clone but one as i understand it Neoteric do not have an issue with.
I hope this is the case and that they have not brought a counterfeit craft from those thieving HTI  ----ers   >:(


Paul

This one? (http://www.phoenixhovercraft.it/index.html)  It uses a 160hp Subaru.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Paul Newland on Apr 17, 2012, 10:37 pm
That's the one, i know BARB had been talking to them about a craft and Phoenix as i understand have been helping Neoteric in their fight against HTI.


Paul
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 21, 2012, 9:27 pm
I found this on facebook.  Nothing unusual about it.  The customer comments are well worth reading,  "have something to wipe the tears away from your eyes" :D
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Veet-Hair-Removal-Creme-200ml/dp/B000KKNQBK?tag=vglnk-uk-c71-21 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Veet-Hair-Removal-Creme-200ml/dp/B000KKNQBK?tag=vglnk-uk-c71-21)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 21, 2012, 9:38 pm
pmsl. so funny I must buy some for a Xmas gift for people I hate.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 21, 2012, 10:40 pm
Oh god. Everyone and their mother is sharing that on Facebook.  :(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Apr 22, 2012, 8:22 am
 Everyone and their mother is not on Facebook  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Bryan White on Apr 22, 2012, 11:59 am
Ha ha lads that cracked me up......... I,m off on a stag do in June and that is now on my to purchase list.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 22, 2012, 1:20 pm
Al,
A couple of questions.
1 why were you looking at such a product in the first place?
2 Why did you scroll all the way down and read further?
 
All very disturbing!!!
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 22, 2012, 1:46 pm
kip keeping the gentleman garden under control is a big deal.there are also lots of hazards involved with modern
under wear.imagine your on the beach in your mankini looking cool and your bush is visable,imagine the shame.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 22, 2012, 2:47 pm
Al,
A couple of questions.
1 why were you looking at such a product in the first place?
2 Why did you scroll all the way down and read further?
 
All very disturbing!!!
 
Kip

It's OK Kip,I wasn't looking "honest" ;D
 
One of my face book friends put up the link and said to read the customer comments, so being the good friend that I am I obliged "that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it" ::) :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 22, 2012, 3:13 pm
Like I said, everyone on Facebook is sharing that one to the point that it's got tedious. Still funny though.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Apr 22, 2012, 9:33 pm
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Family-stuck-banks-River-Severn/story-15882695-detail/story.html (http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Family-stuck-banks-River-Severn/story-15882695-detail/story.html)
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 24, 2012, 3:53 pm
http://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/getvideo.aspx?vid=389hhvxe (http://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/getvideo.aspx?vid=389hhvxe)
Don't forget to support your local RNLI.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 29, 2012, 12:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFsKwtkta4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFsKwtkta4#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 29, 2012, 12:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFsKwtkta4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFsKwtkta4#)
made me giggle.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 29, 2012, 1:02 pm
I know you all want to say it, so I will say it first!  Where is the prop guard :o ;D
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 29, 2012, 2:51 pm
I cold only think of benny hill.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 29, 2012, 3:14 pm
I cold only think of benny hill.
true, especially the foot pump guy :)
It looks like they put a bit of work into it , it would be a shame if he went through the fan after all that work.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Apr 29, 2012, 3:22 pm
LOL, I can't get the Benny Hill tune out of my head now......... :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 29, 2012, 5:03 pm
 
This may help ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 30, 2012, 9:21 pm
 I believe a foot pump must be the poorest lift device ever. Legs must eventually get really tired. Cheap to run tho. ;) gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Hoverbug - - Mick Pike on Apr 30, 2012, 10:02 pm
Nick


That sounds like the voice of experience    ---   do you have a left or right (foot)  lift motor ?


Mick           :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 30, 2012, 10:35 pm
Easily run out o` puff nowadays. I blame Jane,,,,,,, :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 01, 2012, 5:39 pm
This is the text of an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan Smith regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Smith's response is hilarious. Names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty . . .
 SUBJECT: DEQ
 File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lycoming County
 
 Dear Mr. Smith:
 
 It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:
 
 Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond.
 
 A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity.. A review of the Department's files shows that no permits have been issued Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.
 
 The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2010.
 
 Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff. Failure to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on the site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action..
 
 We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.
 
 Sincerely,
 David L. Jones
 District Representative and Water Management Division.
 
 Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. Smith: Re: DEQ File
 No.. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County
 
 Dear Mr. Jones,
 
 Your certified letter dated 11/17/09 has been handed to me. I am the legal landowner but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane, Trout Run, Pennsylvania.
 
 A couple of beavers are in the (State-unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood 'debris' dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, nor authorized, nor supervised their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of nature’s building materials: 'debris.'
 
 I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.
 
 These are the beavers/contractors you are seeking. As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity.
 
 My first dam question to you is:
 
 (1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or
 (2) do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?
 
 If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued. (Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.)
 
 I have several dam concerns. My first dam concern is, aren't the beavers entitled to legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation -- so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer.
 
 The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling them dam names.
 
 If you want the damed stream 'restored' to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers -- but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English.
 
 In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers' Dams).
 
 So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until 1/31/2010? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice by then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them.
 
 In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality, health, problem in the area It is the bears! Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your dam step! The bears are not careful where they dump!
 
 Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.
 
 THANK YOU,
 
 
 RYAN Smith & THE DAM BEAVERS
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: BrianM on May 01, 2012, 7:45 pm
Haven't seen the beaver letter for about 3 years, thanks for putting it up again, always a laugh.
BrianM
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on May 03, 2012, 2:19 am
that is brill still crying having read this  :) :) :) :) :) :'(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: scott weatherall on May 03, 2012, 8:40 am
Peach  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on May 03, 2012, 11:35 pm
On the subject of funny letters.....

John Cleese Letter to USA

 To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy. Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up revocation in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up aluminium. Check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour', skipping the letter 'U' is nothing more than laziness on your part. Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters. You will end your love affair with the letter 'Z' (pronounced 'zed' not 'zee') and the suffix ize will be replaced by the suffix ise. You will learn that the suffix 'burgh' is pronounced 'burra' e.g. Edinburgh. You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct pronunciation.
Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up vocabulary. Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up interspersed. There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show. If you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn't have chat shows. When you learn to develop your vocabulary then you won't have to use bad language as often.

2. There is no such thing as "US English". We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of -ize.

3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isn't that hard. English accents are not limited to cockney,upper-class twit or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier). You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents - Scottish dramas such as Taggart will no longer be broadcast with subtitles. While we're talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is Devon. If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become shires e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters. British sit-coms such as Men Behaving Badly or Red Dwarf will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who can't cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen but only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.

6. You should stop playing American football. There is only one kind of football. What you refer to as American football is not a very good game. The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays American football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football. Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies). We are hoping to get together at least a US Rugby sevens side by 2005. You should stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the 'World Series' for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.15% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders,your error is understandable. Instead of baseball, you will be allowed to play a girls' game called rounders, which is baseball without fancy team strip, oversized gloves, collector cards or hotdogs.

7. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry guns. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous in public than a vegetable peeler. Because we don't believe you are sensible enough to handle potentially dangerous items, you will require a permit if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday, but only in England. It will be called Indecisive Day.

9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean. All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts. You will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time,you will go metric with immediate effect and conversion tables. Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips. Fries aren't even French, they are Belgian though 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat. The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat. Waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

11. As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

12. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all, it is lager. From November 1st only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer,and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. The substances formerly known as American Beer will henceforth be referred to as Near-Frozen Knat's Urine,with the exception of the product of the American Budweiser company whose product will be referred to as Weak Near-Frozen Knat's Urine. This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Pilsen,Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

13. From November 10th the UK will harmonise petrol (or Gasoline, as you will be permitted to keep calling it until April 1st 2005) prices with the former USA. The UK will harmonise its prices to those of the former USA and the Former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices (roughly $6/US gallon- get used to it).

14. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

15. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.

16. Tax collectors from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

Thank you for your co-operation and have a great day.

John Cleese
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 04, 2012, 7:46 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 04, 2012, 8:01 am
Thanks Ian, Just building up courage to send to my American cousin! :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on May 04, 2012, 9:20 am
Why doesn't anybody take this section seriously? Surely this is the area of the forum for important discussions such as which political bills are up for discussion, this one on having a single European language is one of the most important:



The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for short).

In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft "c." Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard "c" will be replaced with "k". Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik emthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced by "f". This will make words like fotograf" 20 persent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent "e"s in the languag is disgrasful, and they would go.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" by "z" and "w" by " v".

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou", and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 04, 2012, 6:24 pm
Time for a change of direction.  I hope your not eating while watching this ??? :-X
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQHsOH_MPqc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQHsOH_MPqc#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 06, 2012, 9:23 am
T-shirt anyone?


http://www.snorgtees.com/t-shirts/hoverboards-need-land (http://www.snorgtees.com/t-shirts/hoverboards-need-land)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 07, 2012, 11:49 am
I thought this maybe a cheap and usefull way for us to make cheap waterproof bags.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 07, 2012, 12:13 pm
Thats SOH clever,,,. Just need to find something to seal now. ;) gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: BrianM on May 07, 2012, 3:59 pm
This really does work.
I used a cut bottle with a larger diameter neck to seal up a bin bag.
 
Why a bin bag?
 
When camping - get a new bin bag - pour in one gallon of clean water seal the bin bag with a large bottle neck.
Then lay the bag spread out flat on an opened broadsheet newspaper next to your tent all day in the sun.
Turn back the neck to be the highest part.
The water will be hot enough to do the dishes after your evening meal.
Thus saving camping gas by not having to use the kettle.
 
BrianM
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 03, 2012, 10:07 pm
A possible base for a major cruise?
http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/own-a-secret-submarine-base-in-norway-for-173-million.html (http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/own-a-secret-submarine-base-in-norway-for-173-million.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jun 04, 2012, 6:39 am
Sold!  just what I was looking for  :D



Now all I need is a winning EuroMillions Lottery Ticket? (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/thumbup2.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jun 04, 2012, 10:25 am
I know of a very nice Philippine island for sale for around £750,000. A much nicer hovering base.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jun 04, 2012, 1:09 pm
WAITING FOR A VOLCANO WITH A SLIDING LAKE.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jun 07, 2012, 10:47 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqqZ28m8uCo#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqqZ28m8uCo#ws)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 07, 2012, 9:40 pm
For Ian as he was considering fitting an IPad to his craft :) :) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lvPrxrymxKo#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lvPrxrymxKo#%21)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Jun 08, 2012, 8:07 am
that is brill  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 14, 2012, 3:33 pm
http://www.wimp.com/tiniestengine/ (http://www.wimp.com/tiniestengine/)

Very nicely built but can anyone spot something not right?
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 14, 2012, 3:50 pm
Not really - it's a diesel isn't it? ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 14, 2012, 4:44 pm
Not really - it's a diesel isn't it? ;)

Keep looking :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: sandy on Jun 14, 2012, 4:50 pm
is it air driven
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jun 14, 2012, 7:17 pm
its a steam engine!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Jun 17, 2012, 8:27 pm
We think we get stressed. Listen to the Ebay guy in this clip.
http://www.wimp.com/ebayseller/ (http://www.wimp.com/ebayseller/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jun 17, 2012, 8:34 pm
I am getting stressed trying to open that link Steve ;D ;D its no working
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Jun 17, 2012, 8:41 pm
Fixed..............me not stressed.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Jun 29, 2012, 11:28 pm




http://www.wimp.com/monthspictures/ (http://www.wimp.com/monthspictures/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 30, 2012, 7:49 am
Absolutely brilliant. That really ticked a lot of boxes.
 
Cheers,  Iain.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jun 30, 2012, 3:25 pm
Thank you Iain! ,,,,Lets hope "Ian Speakers" manages similarly,,, ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Jun 30, 2012, 5:02 pm
Nah, blue isn't my colour, mine is a striking red :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 04, 2012, 9:04 pm
had to share this.
that's my daughter that is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPG7J-YlM3M&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jul 04, 2012, 10:00 pm
Are you sure? Different name and shes prettie,,,,, ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jul 05, 2012, 1:08 pm
This will make you smile and make your eyes water :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LbNK2MqzEo#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LbNK2MqzEo#ws)
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jul 12, 2012, 8:11 pm
http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Boffins-use-hovercraft-collect-Kingsbridge/story-16525117-detail/story.html (http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Boffins-use-hovercraft-collect-Kingsbridge/story-16525117-detail/story.html)
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 16, 2012, 5:51 pm
One for you Nick.
http://www.myspace.com/video/kellie/dentist/32614357 (http://www.myspace.com/video/kellie/dentist/32614357)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jul 16, 2012, 6:20 pm
Glad I haven't got to see the dentist for a few more months ;D .
 
I hope Nick never ran his practice like that
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jul 16, 2012, 9:18 pm
Really great!, perhaps the best bit is the patient TRYING to look cool and failing. A nice new take on a tested theme.  :D gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: jon.newbould on Jul 18, 2012, 10:40 am
How about this as a powerplant http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: penfold on Jul 18, 2012, 12:15 pm
Don't think you'd be able to run a very high EGT with that; do lego do Titanium or Inconel blocks?  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Jul 19, 2012, 9:22 am
 I went to see my therepist the other day. He said that I had the worst case of CDO that he had ever come across. Well, what he actually said was that I had the worst case of OCD that he had ever seen, but I just had to rearrange the letters alphebetically. ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jul 19, 2012, 10:43 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 09, 2012, 8:01 pm
113.7dB,    (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/londonspy/loudest-cheer-olympics-far-created-irish-female-boxer-163836554.html)That's loud :) :) and yes she did it today  (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/aug/09/katie-taylor-ireland-gold-medal-olympics?newsfeed=true) ;D ;D   If you don't know the words to The Fields of Athenry here they are  (http://www.athenry.net/lyrics.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Aug 14, 2012, 8:36 am
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/delorean-hovercraft-appears-mccovey-cove-giants-game-video-192818867--mlb.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/delorean-hovercraft-appears-mccovey-cove-giants-game-video-192818867--mlb.html)
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 15, 2012, 11:14 pm
http://www.flixxy.com/volkswagen-levitating-car.htm (http://www.flixxy.com/volkswagen-levitating-car.htm)
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Aug 20, 2012, 9:54 am
Kids hovercraft looks fun...lol
http://www.hovergame.com/inflatablehovercraft.html (http://www.hovergame.com/inflatablehovercraft.html)
 
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Post by: Kip on Aug 20, 2012, 6:31 pm
When did you develop the stutter Kev. :)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 23, 2012, 12:18 pm
made me chuckle
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Aug 26, 2012, 8:21 pm
This is a bit suspect, what is this country coming to ??? .  If you dont fancy reading the artical scroll to the bottom for the video ;)
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156946/Ice-cream-war-breaks-Blackburn-Mr-Whippy-Mr-Yummy-lose-cool.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156946/Ice-cream-war-breaks-Blackburn-Mr-Whippy-Mr-Yummy-lose-cool.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 26, 2012, 8:56 pm
my mate has an ice cream round nd he is always fighting.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Aug 26, 2012, 9:46 pm
Has anyone got the new Hovercraft computor? its a new design in computor hovercrafting  blast its good!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Aug 27, 2012, 8:15 am
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/392066# (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/392066#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Aug 27, 2012, 8:26 am
Some of my patients could do with something like that fitted to their cloths on a Friday night :D
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 03, 2012, 6:59 pm
Now these really are big kids.
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od7U9GhZg_g# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od7U9GhZg_g#)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Sep 04, 2012, 1:52 am
brilliant great to watch  :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 04, 2012, 3:34 pm
Is there anybody there ??????
 
All gone a bit quiet today ! :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 04, 2012, 4:39 pm
Could be cos their working Ross.
 
Kip ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 04, 2012, 5:38 pm
I hadn't thought of that  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 04, 2012, 6:09 pm
Could be cos their working Ross.
 
Kip ;)

 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???  wwwwwwwwworking.  Whats that then ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Sep 05, 2012, 7:01 am
 
Is there anybody there ??? ???
 
All gone a bit quiet today ! :o
Could be cos their working Ross.
 
Kip ;)
Nah! It was the end of the hol's... All the kids were back at school and couldn't play ;D
 

PS.
Except one GNF and myself who were supping tea and eating some rather nice scones (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/lick.gif) Thanks Mrs Nick (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/thumbup2.gif)  Oh yeah, the crafts coming on too!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 05, 2012, 5:13 pm
Im sat on a train eating jaffa cakes
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Sep 05, 2012, 5:27 pm
Sandwich's to risky  :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 05, 2012, 10:03 pm
Sandwich's to risky  :-\

Yeah i had a dodgy bacon roll earlier and was chucking it up half hour later :(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 06, 2012, 9:51 pm
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/princess-margaret-hovercraft (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/princess-margaret-hovercraft)
 
Interesting shot at the end showing the craft floating off cushion,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Hoverbug - - Mick Pike on Sep 06, 2012, 10:12 pm
Looked a bit like a massive plough in  ::)  ???


or lift was deliberately reduced to create the plough in to slow the craft down !!!!![size=78%]  [/size] ???


Mick
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Sep 06, 2012, 11:02 pm
I've been on the Princess Margaret ... I was about 9 ... my old man went a funny colour :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Sep 07, 2012, 6:07 pm
From friends in OZ:

We have the standard 2 metre-high fence in the backyard and a few months
ago I'd heard about burglaries increasing dramatically in the district.
To make sure this never happened to me, I got an electric fence and ran a
 single wire along the top of the fence. Actually, I got the biggest
cattle charger Tractor Supply had, made for 42 kilometres of fence. I
then used an 2.5 metre long earthing rod, and drove it 2 metres into the
 ground. The earthing rod is the key, with the more you have in the
ground, the better the fence works.


                  One day I'm mowing the back yard with my cheapo Chinese 6 hp big wheel push
 mower. The hot wire is broken and laying out in the yard. I knew for a
fact that I unplugged the charger. I pushed the mower around the wire
and reached down to grab it, to throw it out of the way.


                  It seems as though I hadn't remembered to unplug it after all.

                  
                     Now I'm standing there, I've got the running lawnmower in my right hand and
 the 1.7 giga-volt fence wire in the other hand. Mind you, the charger
is about the size of a marine battery and has a picture of an upside
down cow on fire on the cover.


                     Time stood still.


                     The first thing I notice is my 'manhood' trying to climb up the front side
of my body. My ears curled downwards and I could feel the lawnmower
ignition firing in the backside of my brain. Every time that Briggs
& Stratton rolled over, I could feel the spark in my head. I was
literally at one with the engine. It seems as though the fence charger
and the piece of shit lawnmower were fighting over who would control my
electrical impulses.


                  Science says you cannot crap, pee, and vomit at the same time. I beg to differ.
 Not only did I do all three at once, but my bowels emptied 3 different
times in less than half of a second. It was a Matrix kind of bowel
movement, where time is creeping along and you're all leaned back and
BAM BAM BAM you just crap your pants 3 times. It seemed like there were
minutes in between but in reality it was so close together. It was like
exhaust pulses from a big block V8 turning 8 grand.


                     At this point I'm about 30 minutes (maybe 2 seconds) into holding onto the
 fence wire. My hand is wrapped around the wire palm down so I can't let
 go. I grew up on a farm so I know all about electric fences. But Dad
always had those piece of shit chargers made by International or whoever
 that were like 9 volts and just kinda tickled. This one I could not let
 go of. The 2.5 metre long earth rod is now accepting signals from me
through the permadamp Murray river bottom soil. At this point I'm
thinking I'm going to have to just man up and take it, until the
lawnmower runs out of petrol.


                  'Damn!' I think, as I remember I'd just filled the tank!
                  

                     Now the lawnmower is starting to run rough. It has settled into a loping
run pattern as if it had some kind of big lawnmower race cam in it.
Covered in poop, pee, and with spew on my chest, I think 'Oh God please
die... Pleeeeaze die'. But nooooo, it settles into the rough lumpy cam
idle nicely and remains there, like a big bore roller cam EFI motor
waiting for the go command from its owner's right foot.


                     So here I am in the middle of January, 42c degrees, 80% humidity, standing
in my own backyard, begging God to kill me. God did not take me that
day. He left me there covered in my own fluids to writhe in the misery
my own stupidity had created.


                     I honestly don't know how I got loose from the wire. I woke up laying on
the ground hours later. The lawnmower was beside me, out of petrol. It
was later on in the day and I was sunburned. There were two large dead
grass spots where I had been standing, and then another long skinny dead
 spot where the wire had laid while I was on the ground still holding on
 to it. I assume I finally had a seizure and in the resulting thrashing
had somehow let go of the wire.

                  
                     Upon waking from my electrically induced sleep I realized a few things:
                  

                     1 - Three of the fillings in my teeth have melted.
                  

                     2 - I now have cramps in the bottoms of my feet and my right butt cheek (not the left, just the right).
                  

                     3 - Poop, pee, and spew when all mixed together, do not smell as bad as you might think.
                  

                     4 - My left eye will not open.
                  

                     5 - My right eye will not close.
                  

                     6 - The lawnmower runs like a sumbitch now. Seriously! I think our little
 session cleared out some carbon fouling or something, because it was
better than new after that.
                  

                     7 - My nungas are still smaller than average yet they are almost a foot long.
                  

                     8 - I can turn on the TV in the lounge room by farting while thinking of the number 4 (still don't understand this!!!).
                  

                     That day changed my life. I now have a newfound respect for things. I
appreciate the little things more, and now I always triple check to make
 sure the fence is unplugged before I mow.


                     The good news, is that if a burglar does try to come over the fence, I can
clearly visualise what my security system will do to him, and THAT gives
 me a warm and fuzzy feeling all over, which also reminds me to triple
check before I mow.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Sep 07, 2012, 6:49 pm
lol a great story  ;D   Think I will nick it and share on FB to give a few more a laugh
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Sep 08, 2012, 9:45 am
Cant manage to read it right to the end for the for the tears rolling down my face. :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2012, 1:20 pm
First one for Nick. You have to be a certain age!!
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQA6tBYAvms
 
The second one is for me.
  http://www.secretescapes.com/about-us
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: saor gaoith on Sep 15, 2012, 3:39 pm
reminds me of the lad reporting that his bicycle had been stolen.
"I opened the front door and there it was, gone."
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2012, 3:54 pm
For when your bored and with nothing to do.
 
http://www.bigclive.com/makendo.htm (http://www.bigclive.com/makendo.htm)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 17, 2012, 6:43 pm
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280969178840&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280969178840&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123)
 
Want !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 17, 2012, 6:53 pm
I would prefer the cash ;) ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 21, 2012, 8:10 am
What are the chances this driver was using a mobile phone?  Either that or he was driving with his eyes shut!
 
Be warned it's not a pretty sight.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQFLD6kIhU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQFLD6kIhU#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Sep 21, 2012, 9:28 am
Saw a similar thing happen to a young girl on a pedestrian crossing when I was a teenager and mobile phones hadn't been invented then!!! Hope he came off better than she did. We all do stupid things on the road at some point in our lives but that person must have been in a coma not to see him.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 27, 2012, 8:34 pm
This shows what can be done with some imagination.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpDgeNcQWh0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpDgeNcQWh0#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Sep 28, 2012, 11:25 am
Amazing - He really is a homebuilt hero - He should be a captain of industry but most likely over regulation (which our culture now loves so much) lets people like him slip through our fingers.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Sep 28, 2012, 9:55 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nYsTw3PQKYA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nYsTw3PQKYA#)!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Oct 15, 2012, 9:39 pm




http://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/lego-version-felix-baumgarnters-space-085012933.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/lego-version-felix-baumgarnters-space-085012933.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Nov 04, 2012, 12:24 am
This man plays with his balls....lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vYbBp611aM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vYbBp611aM#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Nov 04, 2012, 12:40 am
what a crazy life that guy must lead  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 05, 2012, 8:19 pm
Oh so true!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 06, 2012, 9:09 pm
http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/hovercrafts_deployed_in_rescue_exercise_1_1683425 (http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/hovercrafts_deployed_in_rescue_exercise_1_1683425)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 15, 2012, 9:53 pm
http://www.wimp.com/turbotractor/ (http://www.wimp.com/turbotractor/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: nj673 on Nov 16, 2012, 3:48 pm
Was out to dinner this evening with some Airshow friends and was told of an avid aircraft collector [now sadly deceased] who in his garage had a Rolls Royce Merlin that he could start with the press of a button in his office.  The Merlin was connected to a vast system of reduction gears and drove ........ a pencil sharpener!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 16, 2012, 6:02 pm
Love it  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 21, 2012, 6:00 pm
 
You are driving in a car at a constant speed.
On your left side is a 'drop off' , (The ground is 18-24 inches below the level you are travelling on), and on your right side is a fire engine travelling at the same speed as you .
In front of you is a galloping horse , which is the same size as your car and you cannot overtake it ...
Behind you is a galloping zebra . Both the horse and zebra are also travelling at the same speed as you .
What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation ?

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Get off the roundabout.  Your Pissed!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Nov 22, 2012, 8:01 am
This is so funny!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_wlmpsQbck#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_wlmpsQbck#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Nov 22, 2012, 5:12 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ZJYvpzw3A# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ZJYvpzw3A#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Nov 26, 2012, 10:48 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9RSccbG2Q#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9RSccbG2Q#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Nov 27, 2012, 4:17 pm
http://gizmodo.com/5960229/irans-new-hovercraft-may-or-may-not-have-been-bui (http://gizmodo.com/5960229/irans-new-hovercraft-may-or-may-not-have-been-bui)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: peter lee on Nov 27, 2012, 7:41 pm
what a joke  :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: BrianM on Nov 27, 2012, 11:54 pm
If you scroll down and open "farsnews" http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107118716 (http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107118716)
it shows a different hovercraft...
BrianM
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: penfold on Nov 28, 2012, 2:27 am
If you scroll down and open "farsnews" http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107118716 (http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107118716)
it shows a different hovercraft...
BrianM
That looks like a lightly modified BH7, even down to the angled rudders.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Nov 28, 2012, 8:38 am
If you scroll down and open "farsnews" http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107118716 (http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107118716)
it shows a different hovercraft...
BrianM


That pic looks a bit doctored, The shutter speed of the camera would need to be very fast to make that prop stand still and it looks a bit like its off a garden windmill.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Nov 29, 2012, 6:36 pm

Interesting tech here:
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/london-sydney-spaceflight-edges-closer-162046726.html (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/london-sydney-spaceflight-edges-closer-162046726.html)


Not so much interested in the hyperbole about flying to Sydney in 4 hours but the rapid cooling is... well... cool!


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Nov 29, 2012, 7:09 pm
Rapid cooling ...Just open the door and step outside to experience that one  ;)

 4hrs to Australia that sounds good to me  8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Dec 04, 2012, 10:13 pm
Want to see the snow from your house window? then follow the link and type in your address.....
http://pusher.com.au/clients/pusher-christmas-2012/ (http://pusher.com.au/clients/pusher-christmas-2012/)
Kev
 
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Dec 04, 2012, 11:04 pm
My address shows my old shed.  I dont think Becky will let me spend Xmas day in my shed :(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Dec 04, 2012, 11:36 pm
Well its telling the truth then Al...lol
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 05, 2012, 12:14 am
Want to see the snow from your house window? then follow the link and type in your address.....
http://pusher.com.au/clients/pusher-christmas-2012/ (http://pusher.com.au/clients/pusher-christmas-2012/)
Kev

I just need to look out the window to see that Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Carter (jchovernut) on Dec 06, 2012, 8:46 pm
Looks like your friends on the other side of the Channel have discovered a new way to enjoy an old jet ski!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd6C1vIyQ3w#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd6C1vIyQ3w#ws)

...by the way...I always wondered what the heck nowt and owt meant.  I guessed it was 'off topic' due to the nature of this thread, and I happened to google the terms today and found they were older Northern England terms for 'nothing,' and 'anything.'  So, Nothing to do with anything for us Yanks!  ;)   My ancestry is Welsh, so I'm sure there's some 2-mile-long word that sums it up, too ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 06, 2012, 9:00 pm
Or alternatively Owt to do with Nowt!!
 
Kip ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Dec 06, 2012, 9:04 pm
i thought it was french?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Dec 06, 2012, 9:17 pm

...by the way...I always wondered what the heck nowt and owt meant.  I guessed it was 'off topic' due to the nature of this thread, and I happened to google the terms today and found they were older Northern England terms for 'nothing,' and 'anything.'  So, Nothing to do with anything for us Yanks!  ;)   My ancestry is Welsh, so I'm sure there's some 2-mile-long word that sums it up, too ;)

Aye, but do you know what a 'fortnight' is? My US colleagues all look at me blankly when I use that word!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Dec 06, 2012, 10:20 pm
Aye, but do you know what a 'fortnight' is? My US colleagues all look at me blankly when I use that word!


Apart from not knowing what a fortnight is, my US colleagues asked me if I always eat that way (properly, with a knife and fork), said they loved my Australian accent and when told I was from England, thought I meant New England!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 07, 2012, 6:02 pm
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs: (http://www.answers.com/library/Proverbs-cid-15095294) Hear all, see all, say nowt, tak' all, keep all, gie nowt, and if tha ever does owt for nowt do it for thysen

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/hear-all-see-all-say-nowt-tak-all-keep-all-gie-nowt-and-if-tha-ever-does-owt-for-nowt-do-it-for-thysen#ixzz2EOCp0Zb1 (http://www.answers.com/topic/hear-all-see-all-say-nowt-tak-all-keep-all-gie-nowt-and-if-tha-ever-does-owt-for-nowt-do-it-for-thysen#ixzz2EOCp0Zb1)
My rough translation goes something like;
"Listen and watch everybody, keep your own council, and accept all gifts whilst not sharing your bounty with your fellow man, and if you are ever in the position of extending your efforts toward your fellows, make sure the profits return direct towards you."
As a Yorkshire man I was brought up on many such sayings, thinking in my unfading naivety, that "nesh" was a real word!  (indicating one "felt the cold more than most", etc etc.)
Can I point out this thread was started by Mr Kiplington (who is only a "pretend Yorkshireman" and so is  using the term in a "rather cockney way" I gather that Lee Evans does a good turn entitled "Riddled with Cockney" and would dearly enjoy this to be put up here (to help take our minds off what our "government" are doing to us!) ;) gnf
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Dec 07, 2012, 6:28 pm
"Ilka cheil buckles his belt his ain gait "

Scots is now being taught in primary schools again after a small gap of 300 years or so  :) .
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 07, 2012, 7:32 pm
Cockerney version for Nick
 
S-d all about b-----r all.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Dec 07, 2012, 10:15 pm
Up here the local dialect is Doric and you can still here it spoken in a pure form by much older people. It's a wonderful dialect and music to my ears that's still used in the rural farming community. 'Aye it's sare feicht for a half loaf' as they say up this way  :) .
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 07, 2012, 10:40 pm
Our local accent, ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi9q45GK4T0#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi9q45GK4T0#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 08, 2012, 7:47 am
We just talk properly in the South East (apart from the chavs who are barely intelligible)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Dec 08, 2012, 11:56 am
A new trailer design idea for Al?


http://www.wimp.com/boatramp/ (http://www.wimp.com/boatramp/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 08, 2012, 2:17 pm
That takes the expression COOL to  a whole new level.
Absolutely amazing.
 
Kip  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 08, 2012, 3:11 pm
 :D :D

http://www.wimp.com/jetskiing/ (http://www.wimp.com/jetskiing/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 17, 2012, 11:23 pm
I've just received a weather forecast for Friday and the weekend.  It might be advisable to get any cruising done earlier in the week.
 
 ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 18, 2012, 10:48 am
Damn, the world is going to end before the Christmas cruise?  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Dec 18, 2012, 12:14 pm
if its a zombie attack, we will be ok, zombies cant swim.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Dec 22, 2012, 12:51 pm
Yeasterdays "End of the World Event" was cancelled due to lack of interest  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Dec 22, 2012, 1:03 pm
Yeasterdays "End of the World Event" was cancelled due to lack of interest  :D
That's not true, it was cancelled because "HCGB" had not approved it first! ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 22, 2012, 1:20 pm
Probably the funniest joke of 2012.  ;) Well done Nathan 8)
But (of course) not 4getting---" Peace to Everybody" (as well)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!gnf...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 22, 2012, 4:42 pm
  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 28, 2012, 10:15 pm
 ??? ??? dont think I would stand there with a camera  ;) ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B5P68ExcgD0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B5P68ExcgD0)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 29, 2012, 8:23 am
What an amazing total eejit and not a stick of bamboo in site!!
 
Let's hope no one gets killed next time.
 
The world needs nutcases but there are times when we also need a little bit of Health and Safety.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 02, 2013, 9:16 pm
A spokesman for Cork County Council said the hole was not technically a pothole as it was caused by a burst water main close by.  ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86yJ-yfim2o# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86yJ-yfim2o#)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 03, 2013, 8:23 am
I shall avoid all "Large Cork" Jokes Philip ;) gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 08, 2013, 8:57 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hXcRtbj1Y#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hXcRtbj1Y#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 09, 2013, 3:37 pm
Don't you just love idiots like these. Bless em and long may they entertain us.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 09, 2013, 4:36 pm
This IS "Nowt to do wi Owt";
I was down at the small local "super market" and the 35 yr lady infront was rather suprised when asked to pay. SO
She eventually found her card all the while explaining why she found it difficult to find and had no money on her,,,SO
When asked for her pin, she slowly lowered her head to within 5cms of the pin machine explaining all the while  WHY she had forgotten her spectacles and thus found it difficult to actually see, SO
Proceeded to enter her pin laboriously into said machine, whilst saying slowly out aloud the following;
"One,,,,,, Two,,,,,,,Three,,,,,,FOUR" with gusto, and a flourish at the end.
All of the staff know (they were all laughing), including some very suspect nearbye people (me).
Strangely her hand bag lay unattended for the duration.  :D  Arnt people great! 8) gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 20, 2013, 4:56 pm
Stop the Press
Archeologists have just discovered a mass burial ground for snowmen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bugger,  It's a field of carrots.
 
 
Kip
 
Courtesy Milton Jones
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 20, 2013, 5:32 pm
Archaeology jokes ? Time to dig out this old one :)


Scottish scientists at a local ten meter deep archeological dig, found traces of copper wire that dates back over one hundred years. They concluded that their ancestors already had a telephone network, more than 100 years before Alexander Graham Bell supposedly invented the phone! Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English scientists dug down to a depth of twenty meters, and shortly thereafter, newspaper headlines read, “English archaeologists locate traces of two hundred year old copper wire”. The Brits concluded that their ancestors had an advanced high-tech communications network, at least one hundred years earlier than the Scots.
Then, one week later, ‘The Kerryman’, an Irish version of The Northern Star, reported the following, “After digging thirty meters into a peat bog near Tralee,  Paddy Ryan, a self-taught local archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing”. Irish scientists have therefore concluded that Ireland had already gone wireless, well over 300 years ago.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jan 20, 2013, 11:50 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66t2Zl6w-Ic# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66t2Zl6w-Ic#)
 
 
Beats having a reverse gear  :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: sandy on Jan 21, 2013, 6:13 am
is that a 2.2 ltr subie  ;)









































Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Jan 21, 2013, 11:35 am
 
         That  is  just  the  job  for  a  engine  change  on  my  craft.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jan 21, 2013, 11:54 am
Tom,
If you are useing that for lift what about this for thrust?.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEbDlNeMtLM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEbDlNeMtLM#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 21, 2013, 12:42 pm
So why dont the laws of physics apply? Monster engine with "substantial revs and blade angle" = SO little thrust that a couple of chocks suffice, including safety factor?! The blades look correct and even though perhaps chopped down, they should propel that vertically, never mind two chock blocks at 45degs. I watched a Merlin doing the same and was equally baffled.  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Jan 21, 2013, 4:48 pm
If I was guessing (which I do a lot with various degrees of success :-X ) I would suspect that there is a bloody great stake driven in at the tow-bar end possibly with a tow ball on top to hitch to. It would make a hell of a hover mower :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 21, 2013, 5:35 pm
Isn't someone supposed to say "what? no guard?"  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Jan 21, 2013, 6:11 pm
 
   No  Gavin   it   will  be  to  noisey  for  cruising
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 21, 2013, 8:18 pm
Bradley Walsh trying not to laugh at someones name.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StAozUpSnSQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StAozUpSnSQ#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 22, 2013, 9:05 am
Truly excellent. My Aunts friend in USA was Rhoda Horsie :D
Not as "Funny" as yours though Al,,,, ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 22, 2013, 4:12 pm
Sooooo Funny. It had me crying with laughter.
 
Reminds me of some of my class mates.
 
Edna Cloud
Sheila Blige
Marian Haste
Jacqueline Hyde
 
Oh how we laughed.
 
Kip
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 22, 2013, 5:44 pm
Friends of ours had a baby in late December 1999, the part of the country they live in is famous for witty nicknames so they tried to play it safe by calling the baby Enda.
The first visitor that called to the hospital  said to baby "Hello, end da millennium" :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 22, 2013, 7:29 pm
Sooooo Funny. It had me crying with laughter.
 
Reminds me of some of my class mates.
 
Edna Cloud
Sheila Blige
Marian Haste
Jacqueline Hyde
 
Oh how we laughed.
 
Kip


The last one is Duncan's ex-wife. Seriously!

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 23, 2013, 7:37 pm
Was that the reason she became the EX?
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 23, 2013, 8:07 pm
Far be it for me to say.  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Jan 25, 2013, 9:22 am

You didn't realise Elvis was Welsh...

http://www.wimp.com/thedepot/ (http://www.wimp.com/thedepot/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 25, 2013, 4:40 pm
Loved it. Long may the king reign.
Obviously he has moved on from the chip shop.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 25, 2013, 5:04 pm
Our late and dearly loved Kirsty Mc Call!
"""Theres a man down the chip shop swears hes Elvis!"""" Thanyoo verrrry merch! 8)
 I have sourced the Music and do a mean rendition of this Classic 12 Bar Blues Smasher on my Synthesizer. I have emptied many churches with that one!  ;) gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 29, 2013, 6:30 pm
I do like this one.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1U71SqJ3vM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1U71SqJ3vM#)
 
It's not just us fellers!!
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jan 29, 2013, 8:12 pm
I know this is an advert for life insurance BUT, what a clever bit of writing (you need to watch all of it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKHftmGWoEM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKHftmGWoEM#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jan 29, 2013, 8:14 pm
Did YOU know?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Jan 31, 2013, 10:45 pm
Lets get them in a hover and see what they can do.........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1gE7P5HyaQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1gE7P5HyaQ#)
Kev
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 01, 2013, 8:42 am
http://www.heartrescuenow.com/ (http://www.heartrescuenow.com/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 01, 2013, 9:10 am
I reality the only way an ambulance crew has got of getting the person to hospital alive is if the person has been receiving good CPR prior to their arrival.  The quicker CPR is applied the greater chance the patient has of survival.
 
Everyone should learn CPR!  As Vinnie says press on the sovereign
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 02, 2013, 6:09 pm
A cute little girl walks into Pets R Us and asks in the sweetest little lisp between 2 missing teeth,
Excuthe me mither do you keep little wabbits?
 
As the shopkeepers heart melts he asks her, do you want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy widdle bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabbit over there?
 
She in turn blushes, rocks on her heels , leans forward and says in a tiny quiet voice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I don't think my python weally gives a thit.
 
Anon.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Feb 03, 2013, 9:44 am
I,m going out today to buy some turnips and a bag of carrots.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 06, 2013, 5:35 pm
Suprise, Suprise!!
 
Kip
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 06, 2013, 10:06 pm
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/scottishnews/1757862/Sorry-Mlud-my-client-hasnt-got-a-leg-to-stand-on.html
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 06, 2013, 11:15 pm
Ha Ha Alloa  :D on the banks of the river forth..
wonder if his hovercraft has worked anytime he has owned it  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 08, 2013, 6:06 pm
Is that a Sunrider Kip?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 08, 2013, 6:10 pm
Yep, Gotta be 35 years old.
Wonder where he got the lift engine wheel trim?
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 08, 2013, 6:30 pm
Was wondering if it was a Sunrider, there is another one in Bunratty near Shannon airport.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 09, 2013, 6:20 pm
 ;D a film from the early days

http://www.kenandglen.com/videos/HCGB_60s.mov (http://www.kenandglen.com/videos/HCGB_60s.mov)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 09, 2013, 6:53 pm
Good find Trev.
I recognised quite a few craft and faces.
As you can see some of those craft went quite well.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 12, 2013, 8:27 pm
Another one for the toy box
 
http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=11933&promo=Category-NewArrivals&catid=60 (http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=11933&promo=Category-NewArrivals&catid=60)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 13, 2013, 7:14 am
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=118531514992477 (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=118531514992477)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Feb 13, 2013, 12:22 pm
That film from the 'early days'  the June 24th 'Rally' I think was the Isle of White  event - must be about 1968 and caught in the audience is my Dad - what a surprise - great old stuff.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Feb 15, 2013, 7:25 pm
Very high resolution image of Mt Everest:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/Gigapans/EBC_Pumori_050112_8bit_FLAT/EBC_Pumori_050112_8bit_FLAT.html


You can zoom in and explore Base Camp to get a sense of the scale of the place! :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 15, 2013, 8:19 pm
Big brother comes to mind.  Shows that you never know who is watching you.
 
Amazing images, 
 
You wouldn't get me up there as I have a problem with heights and I like my creature comforts, like solid walls , heaters & a decent bed
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Carter (jchovernut) on Feb 16, 2013, 9:34 am
For Al and Sandy...if you want to cry, take a look at this 2-cycle powered Explorer!
http://youtu.be/Dg6ohlt4S6s (http://youtu.be/Dg6ohlt4S6s)

Why in the world you'd put a 2-cycle on that is beyond me...especially in such a remote area with limited fuel availability!!  Oh those Newfoundlanders/Labradorians!!

John Carter
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 16, 2013, 12:22 pm
How to ruin a good craft
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Russ Hudson on Feb 16, 2013, 5:31 pm
I seem to recall a drawing in the prospector plans to allow for a 2 stroke engine.........
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 16, 2013, 6:15 pm
I remember someone fitted a 503 in a sev craft here a few years back  .it did not go well as the engine developed twice the power the craft was designed for , to much lift air , the partition skirt brake didn't work so it was sold to some unsuspecting person and It was never heard of again .. shame really as the proper engine would have sorted it out then it would have been fit for purpose
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 16, 2013, 6:30 pm
where do hovercafts go to die?
I sold my ff in full working order and I have never heard of it again.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 16, 2013, 6:38 pm
I remember someone fitted a 503 in a sev craft here a few years back  .it did not go well as the engine developed twice the power the craft was designed for , to much lift air , the partition skirt brake didn't work so it was sold to some unsuspecting person and It was never heard of again .. shame really as the proper engine would have sorted it out then it would have been fit for purpose

That sev was about 60 miles from me.  The guy took it out a couple of times then got disgruntled with it and bought a boat.  Not sure if he still has the craft or whether he sold it on, or left it to rot
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Feb 16, 2013, 9:39 pm
I remember someone fitted a 503 in a sev craft here a few years back  .it did not go well as the engine developed twice the power the craft was designed for , to much lift air , the partition skirt brake didn't work so it was sold to some unsuspecting person and It was never heard of again .. shame really as the proper engine would have sorted it out then it would have been fit for purpose
Once again U are talking total rubish, the craft flew extremly well. It developed a problem with the condensors im surprised the guy didn't fix it. It had a seperate lift engine. It had no issues flying, intact for a sev it was quick. It also sold for very reasonable money in full working orde, which less than can be said for some craft sold recently
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 16, 2013, 10:16 pm
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Feb 16, 2013, 10:48 pm
Hilarious!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 16, 2013, 11:14 pm
to be honest Jon I could not remember who had built that craft ..thanks for reminding us
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Feb 16, 2013, 11:21 pm
Perhaps in the future you will think twice before making defamatory comments. Hangon, what am I talking about, during the last 24 hours, it would appear you true colours have been shown.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 16, 2013, 11:50 pm
Yes and your comments to Al may as well stop as well ..it works both ways if you cant take it dont give it  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Carter (jchovernut) on Feb 17, 2013, 4:51 am
I've seen some videos of a Polish fella with a 2-stroke Vanguard that just goes like a bat outta hell!  With the new Kohler 40s, there's no need at all for 2-cycle power on a Vanguard/Surveyor.  I'm not sure what was going through Barry's mind when showing the alternate 2-cycle twin-engine version of Prospector...maybe some builder was really pestering him about it, like the British Columbia crowd that pushed for the twin-engine Vanguards.

But a 2-stroke on an Explorer is just plain...WTF....when it's capable of so much better!  The 2-blade Warp Drive isn't doing him much good, either.  Ahh, the joys and frustrations of homebuilding!!  ;)

John Carter
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Feb 17, 2013, 8:05 am
Two strokes have no place in hovercraft in the 21st century. It's surprising the racers are still using them with the high fuel consumption costs. But then they're still stuck in the 80s, using the same engines.

I'm glad two strokes are non virtually non-existant in cruisers. The only person I know who has one is swapping to a Briggs at the moment.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 17, 2013, 9:46 am
2 strokes = Power to weight mate.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Feb 17, 2013, 10:12 am
I agree, but development could have evolved the ideal racing engine, but nooooooo, let's go back to using an obsolete 503.


Tony Goldney proved that four strokes could win championships. Imagine if tuned Briggs 35s could have been made reliable.
Maybe the FF Rampage engine could be allowed into F50 one day (NOT F503). It would be amazing to see an affordable 50hp four stroke out there.


Surely it's only a matter of time before two strokes are banned or totally out of production anyway (except in the third world maybe).
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Feb 17, 2013, 10:48 am

Surely it's only a matter of time before two strokes are banned or totally out of production anyway (except in the third world maybe).


2 strokes have even been dropped from the MotoGP classes for a couple of years now
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 17, 2013, 4:22 pm
And all these last few posts are "Nowt to do with Out"
Can we please have at least on area where we all play nicely.
Ta Very Much,
 
Grandad Kip.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 17, 2013, 4:38 pm
A cutting from a local paper
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 18, 2013, 12:49 am
The biggest thing ever built in the loch Carron area happened in the 70s

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=5973 (http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=5973)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 22, 2013, 6:52 am
This should bring back some memories for some of you.
 
I like the anti plough device about a minute into the video :D
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvTrMjggOA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvTrMjggOA#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 22, 2013, 6:51 pm
Al,
That sure did bring back some memories for me.
I believe that I saw a certain Mr Flint out there along with his bosom pal Dave Ibbotson.
I was particularly delighted to see my Paul, Union Jack Kestrel No 130.
Paul went on to be F1 Champion for 7 years on the trot.
The No 1 man!!
The little feller with the "anti plough" was Phil Alderman who for 5 years was unbeatable in F3.
Great Guy.
 
Note the dominance of twin ducts,and even a triple which I believe was driven by Nigel Beale.
 
I wonder who the baby faced kid was standing next to Roy Smart at the briefing? :P
Roy actually quit a 3 hour race due to financial reasons having bust about 3 sets of blades.
I think he ran out of cash for the day.
In those days if you stayed over hump and didn't bust any blades you stood a good chance of being on the podium.
 
Stanford Hall was generally accepted as being the best Racing site we ever used.
Though for me the best race of the season was the Sunday morning marathon race at Mere Brow.
 
Good Days.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 22, 2013, 7:10 pm
Some of the craft seemed to have a tapered thrust duct, or was it a duct cover.  Would a tapered thrust duct increase thust or reduce it?
 
Would a tapered duct increase noise?
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 22, 2013, 7:30 pm
Gee Al that was good. I feature @4.56 ish in red Kestrel GT 503 (courtesy of Mr Kip). with matching red over alls for that extra smooth look. NEVER let me down. Keith Oakleys "Spirit of Snodland" (if my memories apply),which I gather is STILL working now, and it was old in 1979!! :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 22, 2013, 7:36 pm
Tapered duct was simply outer thin skin joining the  frd outer flared bell mouth with the trailing duct edge. (standard on Kestrels.) Nice one Kip. I "hid" my fire ext within this void on my cruiser. My claim to winning was simply it never ceased. In those days not stopping meant you were likely "to Podium". tho it wasnt a verb in those days, more a thing you sat on first thing in the morning,,,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 22, 2013, 7:45 pm
Pauls union jack craft I believe had one of the earlier small ducts on which SURE hovered well, just like Dave Ibbotsons. Mine was the larger quieter duct, (perhaps more thrust) but never quite hovered on her tips. Perhaps I weighed too much? ;)
I used to polish her at week ends. Sad? Certainly not, as it made me (and my neighbours) smile. :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Del Smart on Feb 22, 2013, 8:47 pm



I wonder who the baby faced kid was standing next to Roy Smart at the briefing? [/size] No idea Kip - no absolutely none lol
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 22, 2013, 8:54 pm
Gee Al that was good. I feature @4.56 ish in red Kestrel GT 503 (courtesy of Mr Kip). with matching red over alls for that extra smooth look. NEVER let me down. Keith Oakleys "Spirit of Snodland" (if my memories apply),which I gather is STILL working now, and it was old in 1979!! :D

Fame at last Nick :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 22, 2013, 11:56 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UytSNlHw8J8#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UytSNlHw8J8#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 24, 2013, 3:54 pm
Al! Ive been famous for years ;)
I "starred" in SuperGran about 23 yrs ago. I will try to dig THAT out in about 4 wks. Now that WAS fame.  8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Feb 24, 2013, 4:40 pm
Pauls union jack craft I believe had one of the earlier small ducts on which SURE hovered well, just like Dave Ibbotsons. Mine was the larger quieter duct, (perhaps more thrust) but never quite hovered on her tips. Perhaps I weighed too much? ;)
I used to polish her at week ends. Sad? Certainly not, as it made me (and my neighbours) smile. :D


I bought that Union Jack Kestrel as a bare hull in 1984. I had to re-bottom it at Kip's old works at Bolney Grange, then fitted a Yamaha bike engine. See attached pic.


With hindsight I can't believe I cruised that craft on the Medway and on the Loire. That was the one that capsized on me in the middle of the river.




Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 24, 2013, 5:54 pm
Most people assume the colours were painted, but were ingeniously gel coated colours by masking tape build ups, tho Kip is far too modest to blow his own trumpet!!!! (such a quiet soul one rarely even notices hes there most o the time,,, ;)
I bet you found it difficult "blending in" Gav in France! Never knew youd been there. Thought they banned H/C after my Loire visit around Samur about 1985! See "Loire Loiterings" (my article written for HCGB)
Which picture most approximates your present appearance?
Your signature pixie? OR the strapping young thing on the craft? When I sport a beard nowadays, so-called friends refer to me as "Capt Birdseye". So unkind,,, :-\ gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Carter (jchovernut) on Mar 07, 2013, 9:28 am
As a film/video semi-pro....that's awesome!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UytSNlHw8J8#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UytSNlHw8J8#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Carter (jchovernut) on Mar 07, 2013, 9:31 am
Anybody seen anything of this hovercraft?
http://airslide.eu/ (http://airslide.eu/)

Wonder which Honda engine they're using?

John Carter
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: penfold on Mar 07, 2013, 11:08 am
A bike engine I expect, CB500F or something like that.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 08, 2013, 7:38 pm
Quiet here Innit??

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 11, 2013, 10:16 am
How about this hovering.
 
 
http://www.bestofvids.com/video/world-s-first-helicopters.html (http://www.bestofvids.com/video/world-s-first-helicopters.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Mar 11, 2013, 11:52 am
!925-  I've got a video of the first actual "proper" helicopter (courtesy of Wouter - hoverholic).
http://www.hovercruiser.org.uk/index.php/video-clips-4/video-clips/26-non-hover-clips (http://www.hovercruiser.org.uk/index.php/video-clips-4/video-clips/26-non-hover-clips)
... it's got all of the design features seen in modern helicopters - but maybe not a lot of the safety ones  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: kev the hover on Mar 14, 2013, 9:48 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L75ESD9PBOw#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L75ESD9PBOw#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 15, 2013, 7:34 am
I am suprised at myself for having watched a half hour programme on Ballet and sat entranced all the way through.
 A real chill out experience.
Not for everyone I am sure but stay with it and you may be as suprised as I was.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmDX_zLusds# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmDX_zLusds#)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 15, 2013, 12:48 pm
Yep from about 15 minutes it gets interesting  ;) ;D
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Mar 15, 2013, 1:41 pm
Do you think Mr Flint has it on a loop?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 15, 2013, 5:11 pm
Lovely music also,,,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 15, 2013, 6:35 pm
All of the dancers are over 40 and I hope to get an audition when I am old enough.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 15, 2013, 11:52 pm
What a load of utter arty farty pervy bull 5hite that video is ??? concentrate on your hovercraft gentlemen and you might get somewhere in this world  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 16, 2013, 7:00 am
How's your coming on Trev?(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/alienabduct.gif) Fixed it yet (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/rotfl.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 16, 2013, 7:04 am
What a load of utter arty farty pervy bull 5hite that video is ??? concentrate on your hovercraft gentlemen and you might get somewhere in this world  ;)
I am quite happy where I am in this world and maybe your comment says more about you.
I concentrate on my hovercraft most of my waking life but I make  a determined effort to also "smell the roses".
Please try and be a little more tolerant of those of us who have yet to achieve perfection.
 
Kip :(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 16, 2013, 7:32 am
kip you could try my Facebook page again if you like. I have taken your words of wisdom and acted upon them. I bow to age and wisdom.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 16, 2013, 8:37 am
Kip! YOU started this on 6-1-11 and clearly have a prediliction for the human form engaging in almost impossible feats of dedication, patience and tenacity.
Just like you my son! (only they re prettier,,,,,,,,,,,, ;)
There cant be many who can claim to have slept with you?
I claim similar levels of dedication,  patience and tenacity.
Hang in there Mr K. Your good looks are on back order 8)
"A Well Wisher"
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 16, 2013, 8:53 am
Gaz and Nick, I am off to work today on HT with a happy heart.
Bless you both.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 16, 2013, 4:06 pm
Sorry lads I must have lead a pretty uncultured life compared to some others on here.

 Still think that video is arty farty pervie bull , but the comment was about the bloody video but its looking like it has been taken personal by someone yet again  :(

Gaz If I had known what you knew when you decided to build your craft I would have got one designed in another country as well , my hover is sitting on its trailer just like all the other O5s out there thanks for asking  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 16, 2013, 4:49 pm
concentrate on your hovercraft gentlemen and you might get somewhere in this world  ;)
my hover is sitting on its trailer just like all the other O5s out there

Then MAKE it work Trev, BR's craft flew, heck yours flew once, the tecknolawidudgy... clever stuff/people is here, now, on this site, today! don't sit thinking of what was, what could be... make it be, but please don't tell others to get out and work on their craft while you Procrastinate.  :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 16, 2013, 5:30 pm
THAT Makes you go blind Mr GAZ? 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 16, 2013, 5:48 pm
who said that.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 16, 2013, 6:16 pm
Gazza,,,,Can I refer you to my avatar?  8)
Trev,,,,Ref likes / dislikes,,, I LOVE Strictly Dancing :D ,,, (many dont) but I hate X factor a Britains Got a cheek.
Our world is luckily easily big enough to give us all room!
A friends wife was incredulous when I said I was to make another hovercraft. .....WHY? was the cry.
I launched into a long monologue until her eyes glazed over :D  gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 16, 2013, 7:01 pm
I believe that "Nowt to do with Owt" has become a rather positive asset to our forum.
It is a place where we can socialise, chat nonsense, share our hobbies, our passions, our hopes and dreams and is somewhere to chill out for a short while.
When I see a post that says"  What a load of utter arty farty pervy bull 5hite that video is",
my immediate reaction is one of resentment and disappointment.
If you see something you do not like you have 2 choices.
A) Ignore it
B) Make a constructive comment or criticsm.
 
Being the contributor of that video I believe that I am entitled to take a slightly personal attitude in so far as it implies that I have an interest in pervy videos.
Having been personally attacked, with others, in a previous post from the same person it is perhaps also understandable why I felt a need to reply.
 
Thanks to all who took the time to tell me that they enjoyed the video ( to a lesser or greater degree) ;D  and helped to restore the status quo.
 
 
Please lets all try to play nicely, at least in Nowt,etc
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 16, 2013, 7:31 pm
Procrastinate that's a good word Gaz :P   my hover is getting one more attempt to see if I can make it better and more reliable than before , If I fail this time its getting crushed as I would not try and pull the wool over anyone  eyes out there by trying to sell it if it was less than perfect in my view.

Yes just as well we are all different Nick the world would be a dull place if we were all the same.

Kip I picked choice B after receiving a few messages last night from 2 members who asked why you had posted that video of a bunch of ballet dancers with their boobs out.. they appear to be as uncultured as me, luckily we are in the minority then.

PS are you insinuating I have personally attacked you on this site ?? if so state your grievances and we will clear this up online so everyone knows what has been said . 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Mar 16, 2013, 8:06 pm
Can we drop this one and change the subject please guys ?  Life is too short!  Thanks.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 16, 2013, 9:24 pm
Trev, Sending you a PM
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Carter (jchovernut) on Mar 17, 2013, 4:15 am
Kip, about that video....reminds me of some of the positions I used to have to squirm into in order to perform maintenance on the Trident Submarine.  You know, the ones Engineers said 'looks good in the drawings!'  But nevertheless, located in some almost inaccessible space in the 'as-builts.'

John Carter
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 17, 2013, 9:20 am
So when you reach 40 you will have an alternative career open to you.
Kip ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 17, 2013, 5:37 pm
Just nicked this from Martin Dougalls Facebook.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJmjIOrimNU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJmjIOrimNU#ws)

Cheers Martin

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 19, 2013, 12:33 am
A little tribute to Frank Thornton who died yesterday .loved this program when I was a kid although most of it went right over my head at the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FN4VFowTus# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FN4VFowTus#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 21, 2013, 6:29 pm
What's new in the news.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg82eqVa6Rg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg82eqVa6Rg#ws)
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 21, 2013, 7:22 pm
I hope it works out for them. 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 21, 2013, 9:53 pm
Should give them the money to get the BBV 6 now  BBV 500 back in action, anybody know anything about the Verner VM133 engine they are using?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 21, 2013, 10:00 pm
Thats the second time Emma has been on tv in the last 2 weeks talking fish  ;) and Russ is nowhere to be seen  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Cepuy6kSM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Cepuy6kSM#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 23, 2013, 11:06 pm
Some of you may already know this information,,

  I was just reading on FB that Russ has been over the channel to buy himself a competitive F1 Akrapovič racing hover that allegedly does not  plough in!!

 Is it so he can be competitive against the UK competition ??

Sad day when the UKs self confessed largest light hover manufacturer has to go abroad to buy a hover to try to beat the UK designed machines.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: penfold on Mar 23, 2013, 11:23 pm
Hover that does not plough in; is that not an Ekranoplan?  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Russ Hudson on Mar 24, 2013, 12:34 am
Trev, its an F2 craft built by Jos Vanderhoven, powered by a GSXR 600 engine for thrust. Akrapovic is the make of exhaust silencer on one or both of the engines.
It probably won't plough in given that most of the newer designs of twin engine racing craft rarely do and its got a fair bit of rear end weight. I believe he plans to race it in both the UK and European series.
I suspect that as FF don't manufacture racing craft Russ has decided to buy a proven craft for his chosen formula, and then use his facilities to modify it to suit him, as there isn't really a market for racing craft.
HTH.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 24, 2013, 10:07 am
The amount of work involved in designing & building a racing craft from scratch would not make economic sense.  I am surprised though that he isn't running in a formula where he could use one of FF own craft as this would be good advertising.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 24, 2013, 10:25 am
Al, they have the F35 formula specifically designed for industrial engines.
Formed in 1995 as the F25 and I am the proud owner of the Stifkit for being 1st in the first round of the new championship.
I believe that the USA still runs F25 and it is the biggest attended formula.
Originally F25 was set up to improve craft design as no tuning was allowed. Drivers were weighed and all craft were ballasted to the heaviest driver of the day.That was up to a limit of 14 stone.
You therefore competed on an equal footing and the best craft or driver won.
F25 came about after the launch of Osprey 1 which used then available 18hp engine.
It was upgraded to F25 when that engine came out.
Very proud to be one of the F25 founding fathers.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Mar 24, 2013, 1:28 pm
Kip if anybody ever did a hovercraft family tree you would be right up there with Cockerell
(http://www.sealedgameheaven.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smiley_emoticons_kinggrin_anbeten2.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Mar 24, 2013, 1:37 pm
Kip if anybody ever did a hovercraft family tree you would be right up there with Cockerell
(http://www.sealedgameheaven.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smiley_emoticons_kinggrin_anbeten2.gif)
Uncanny likeness  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 24, 2013, 1:41 pm
I suspect that as FF don't manufacture racing craft Russ has decided to buy a proven craft for his chosen formula, and then use his facilities to modify it to suit him, as there isn't really a market for racing craft.
HTH.

Cheers for that update Russ it looks like a machine that will get the adrenalin pumping in the pic on FB , I didn't realise f fish do not make any racing craft.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Mar 24, 2013, 8:56 pm
All they make is a craft designed by kip, or a craft designed by kip that they cut in half and made wider!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 24, 2013, 10:03 pm
All they make is a craft designed by kip, or a craft designed by kip that they cut in half and made wider!
Here  (http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php/topic,1282.0.html)they all are
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Mar 25, 2013, 2:04 pm
While doing a tour of diy shops I noticed toolstation are doing bits for RNLI including recycling envelopes for mobile phones, satnavs, mp3 players, digital cameras, portable games consoles & ink cartridges. "For every items that is successfully recycled The Recycling Factory will make a donation on your behalf to RNLI" No idea what donation but I have a couple of redundant mobis & always get empty ink carts that will hopefully add a few quid to RNLI coffers.


If you don't have a toolstation near you, you can order extra envelopes from therecyclingfactory.com/rnli or tel:0800 0910696
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Mar 30, 2013, 8:34 pm
http://www.ssfreshspring.co.uk/index.html (http://www.ssfreshspring.co.uk/index.html)

Good news for those who use the River Severn - I've watched Freshspring deteriorate from a fully functioning ship to a near hulk,  so this has to be good news :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 01, 2013, 8:36 am
Time lapse video of the earth as viewed from the ISS
 
http://www.wimp.com/stunningearth/ (http://www.wimp.com/stunningearth/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 01, 2013, 10:08 am
Thanks Al, watched twice! and in the same week we saw the white house "supposedly targeted" by a North Korean ICBM. Yes Humans are indeed a "diverse breed" :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 02, 2013, 12:17 pm
Some historical trivia. The German word for cyclone is zyklon which has become a dirty word since the nazis used prussic acid gas to kill the Jews. It was branded as "Zyklon B" which had the odorant removed so that the victims couldn't smell it.
In 2002 Umbro, the sportswear manufacturer were going to launch a training shoe called Zyklon. This met with such a bad press due to the association with the holocaust that it changed the name of the shoe.

Good job a certain hovercraft manufacturer didn't translate the name of his product for the German market eh?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Searle on Apr 02, 2013, 5:52 pm
Some historical trivia. The German word for cyclone is zyklon which has become a dirty word since the nazis used prussic acid gas to kill the Jews. It was branded as "Zyklon B" which had the odorant removed so that the victims couldn't smell it.
In 2002 Umbro, the sportswear manufacturer were going to launch a training shoe called Zyklon. This met with such a bad press due to the association with the holocaust that it changed the name of the shoe.

Good job a certain hovercraft manufacturer didn't translate the name of his product for the German market eh?


Brighton Pier originally named their roller coaster Zyklon. It was swiftly renamed Turbo for the reasons given above...
Cheers
Chris.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Apr 04, 2013, 2:35 pm
Some of these language glitches keep you surprised. A tour guide in Indonesia was named Swastika he explained it means good luck there. Also further in the journey we assumed Phuket would be pronounced locally phewkett but they pronounced just like a school boy would want! (Our Western culture really is only a part of the world)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 04, 2013, 6:45 pm
There is even a country called *igger, but if you say that in public you will get arrested or murdered ???   I think it's proper promounciation is nigjair or something along those lines
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 04, 2013, 7:04 pm


You are living the wrong country, see at  0:50 :) :) :) :) :) and 2:00 :) :) :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=losc4-efxKA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=losc4-efxKA#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 04, 2013, 7:09 pm
 :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 04, 2013, 7:46 pm
I enjoyed that film.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2013, 8:16 pm
Gazza,  NaughtY corner NOW
For me I would sooner watch me ballet dancers. Damn sight more interesting.
Kip 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 04, 2013, 8:29 pm
it was better than some stuff I watch.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 08, 2013, 3:11 pm
new stupid grin for kip.
put it here so the thread doesn't get hijacked.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 08, 2013, 4:00 pm
found this.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQm__BLAeOA (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQm__BLAeOA)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 09, 2013, 8:44 pm
I defy you not to laugh even if you have heard it before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iXI8OpY4ZQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iXI8OpY4ZQ#)


Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 10, 2013, 7:12 am
sorry kip it's an age thing. not even a grin.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 10, 2013, 8:28 am
Wot about a smirk then??
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 10, 2013, 8:38 am
no sorry. nothing nada zip.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Apr 10, 2013, 1:29 pm
This is funny, glad it wasn't me in the middle !

http://youtu.be/U3CDGgTZsRI (http://youtu.be/U3CDGgTZsRI)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 10, 2013, 3:39 pm
Poor chap  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Alan Orchard on Apr 10, 2013, 6:46 pm
I'm embarassed to say I did this with metal spoons at parties when we were 19 and carefree  :-[
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 10, 2013, 7:53 pm
I find that quite easy to believe.
By the way Spotty Muldoon, how's the teenage acne?
More importantly hows the TS3!!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Alan Orchard on Apr 11, 2013, 6:57 am
Hi Kip
Have set 1 July as a finish day for the TS3.
I'm looking much paler now  :-[ having lost those rosey cheeks  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 11, 2013, 7:11 am
Glad to hear you'll be ready for July Al.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 11, 2013, 7:11 pm
Dunno what to say really.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0uWPQ190u4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0uWPQ190u4)


Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 12, 2013, 5:31 pm
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? :o :o :o :o :o :o :-X :-X :-X :-X :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;D
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XcCizyQi3GQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XcCizyQi3GQ)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 12, 2013, 5:52 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ih_KBru6Co#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ih_KBru6Co#ws)

This looks Great
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 16, 2013, 9:57 pm
The title of this thread is "Nowt to do with owt" so this should fit right in :) ::)

This is a pic from my car today, does anybody know the significance of the numbers displayed in both sections?
The first person with the correct answer gets a bottle of beer, it can be collected anytime :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 16, 2013, 10:03 pm
Top set is the mileage the car has done.  Lower one is how many miles until next service is due
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 16, 2013, 10:05 pm
Top set is the mileage the car has done.  Lower one is how many miles until next service is due

No,    its a little bit more complicated than that,  :) bit sad really :) :)   the things that occupy empty heads ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Apr 16, 2013, 10:25 pm
It's a date of birth or something else significant that happened on Boxing Day in 1967?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 16, 2013, 10:56 pm
It's a date of birth or something else significant that happened on Boxing Day in 1967?
Interesting idea, but no!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Apr 17, 2013, 7:39 am
The first number is how much you had in a Greek bank account, the second number is how much you had left after there bale out 'charges'  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Apr 17, 2013, 7:43 am
...or it was 12.26 when you took the photo, you are 67 (sorry) and we have 00 chance of ever working out the right answer...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 17, 2013, 9:58 am
the top is the amount it will cost you to run and maintain.the bottom is available funds left.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 17, 2013, 10:16 am
All good answers  but incorrect.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Apr 17, 2013, 12:36 pm
Is it the age of a car that has done that many miles and how many miles to a litre of oil it is now capable of?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 17, 2013, 3:36 pm
Is it the age of a car that has done that many miles and how many miles to a litre of oil it is now capable of?
No, If nobody has the right answer before the weekend I'll drink the beer myself and give a hint as to whats the significance of the number combination.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 17, 2013, 4:26 pm
The amount of international long term immigrants to moved to northern ireland this century
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Apr 17, 2013, 4:58 pm
magical mystery tour, first shown on BBC one?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Apr 17, 2013, 7:50 pm
It's in miles but your kilometers!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 17, 2013, 10:01 pm
It's in miles but your kilometers!
Well spotted Steve it is indeed an import :) I've changed the onboard GPS to km but I don't have what's needed to change the rest so I've had to become bilingual :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 20, 2013, 9:27 pm
Ok, I've finished the beer and got a pic that will give a huge hint :) :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Apr 20, 2013, 9:35 pm
Got it, top figure is number of beers you've had since starting hovercrafting and bottom figure is number you've had since first post.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Apr 21, 2013, 7:59 am
Is it as simple (and daft) as the distance that that vehicle has travelled.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 25, 2013, 7:56 pm
No moaning now ;D ;D :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Apr 25, 2013, 8:43 pm
It's sequential now.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 25, 2013, 9:20 pm
Isn't that known as clocking Philip  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Apr 28, 2013, 2:11 pm
You know when you buy something to fix a problem but don't think it will work? But U think to yourself its only a tenner its worth a try!
Well just used a car windscreen scratch removal kit, came with a bottle of compound, a drill polishing head, various sponges and cloths! You basically polish out the scratch wet mop style!

So did it:

a) get rid of every scratch, after half and hour of work, quite frankly a bloody miracle

B) do bugger all, was a waist of money

C) make the windscreen many times worse
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 28, 2013, 3:45 pm
I wonder if this actually works?
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSiShiu9Sgs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSiShiu9Sgs#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Apr 28, 2013, 5:27 pm
B
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 28, 2013, 8:36 pm
jewellers rouge. mix into a paste and sharpen a piece of dowel. soak the dowel in water for a few mins and rub the scratch in the direction of the scratch.
then when it's out polish it the mop. should work with the stuff you have. the stik is the key.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Apr 28, 2013, 9:20 pm
I wonder if this actually works?
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSiShiu9Sgs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSiShiu9Sgs#)

No. It would violate the first law of thermodynamics, which basically says that you can't end up with more energy than you started with. Water contains very little energy, so if water were to create motion then we would have more than we started with.

Petrol, on the other hand, contains lots of energy. When we burn it we end up with water and carbon dioxide, both of which have little energy. So the energy of the petrol has to go somewhere - and it ends up as work and heat.

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 30, 2013, 7:17 pm
Here's one for the people using fuel injected engines with an external fuel pump , the one from a De Lorean DMC12, part number 580254984 will work  :) :) . Really useful website this is :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 04, 2013, 8:38 pm
Just love this one
https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=122503904615454&set=vb.454236237992461&type=2&theater (https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=122503904615454&set=vb.454236237992461&type=2&theater)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 04, 2013, 8:41 pm
Should have said that you need to watch the small picture as well.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 08, 2013, 11:26 pm
Engineers?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 09, 2013, 7:38 am
Is it because they can't spell?
Or because they understand the difference between Octal and Decimal!!

Kip   8) 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 09, 2013, 8:26 am
Well done Kip, gold star for you ;D
 
The link below will help the rest of you
 
http://ascii.cl/conversion.htm (http://ascii.cl/conversion.htm)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 09, 2013, 9:05 am
STILL DONT GET IT.
THAT WINDOW TASTES NICE.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 09, 2013, 9:37 am
Kip you're wasted!  :-*
I blame the chocolate lickure! ;)
"A Well Wishure"
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on May 09, 2013, 3:45 pm
011011010111100100100000011010000110111101110110011001010111001001100011011100100110000
1011001100111010000100000011010010111001100100000011001100111010101101100011011001000
0001101111011001100010000001100101011001010110110001110011
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 09, 2013, 4:56 pm
Two  too many 0's Jon.

Kip 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 09, 2013, 8:16 pm
Do you know?
All mobiles have the facility that when your battery is flat, if you enter *3370#  the phone will restart and show a battery increase of 50%
This "reserve" will be charged up on the next phone recharge.

Alao, the international emergency code for all mobiles is 112 and your phone will search all available networks
to establish the emergency number for you.
You can dial this number even if the keypad is locked and the service is free and available on all phones worldwide

Both well worth knowing if your broke down and with a flat phone battery.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on May 09, 2013, 8:35 pm
Sorry Kip, but not quite correct!

The 112 part is correct, but not the battery bit!

See http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp (http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp) for more details
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 09, 2013, 8:50 pm
Thanks for that Iain.
I should know by now not to trust all I read.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on May 10, 2013, 6:23 am
011011010111100100100000011010000110111101110110011001010111001001100011011100100110000
1011001100111010000100000011010010111001100100000011001100111010101101100011011001000
0001101111011001100010000001100101011001010110110001110011

Jon, I have just run your post through the Binary Universal Synoptic Translator (BUST for short) and have to remind you that this is a family site and that sort of language will not be tolerated, your message has been modified to remove the offending language!  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on May 10, 2013, 6:27 am
The way the network prioritizes emergency calls is rather interesting, don't think that if the phone says no signal it will not connect, when U call 999 or 112 it will cause the network to dump other local traffic and give the emergency call the band width!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jun 11, 2013, 7:51 am
Worth the few minutes to read :D
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230996655784 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230996655784)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jun 11, 2013, 8:49 am
Al that made my morning
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 17, 2013, 8:42 pm
Who  needs 50 hp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqbekQnTkac# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqbekQnTkac#)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 17, 2013, 9:35 pm
Yep, engines are just a waste :) :) :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqG8qObcXKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqG8qObcXKk#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jun 17, 2013, 10:58 pm
Having seen that performance I can't agree - all that pedalling would kill me ! :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 17, 2013, 11:16 pm
Having seen that performance I can't agree - all that pedalling would kill me ! :D

A six pack of red bull and you would be ok :)   
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jun 18, 2013, 7:06 pm
Wouldn't need the hovercraft with that lot in my system :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jun 19, 2013, 8:23 am
Talking of red bull
 
http://imaginate.redbull.com/videos/riding_film (http://imaginate.redbull.com/videos/riding_film)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jun 27, 2013, 11:07 pm
amazing looking set of blades  8)
http://www.wimp.com/windmachine/ (http://www.wimp.com/windmachine/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 05, 2013, 10:57 pm
Interesting
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boat-plane-with-Honda-500cc-Motor-Cycle-Engine-Red-Arrow-Project-/171067352520?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27d468a5c8 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boat-plane-with-Honda-500cc-Motor-Cycle-Engine-Red-Arrow-Project-/171067352520?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27d468a5c8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 05, 2013, 11:17 pm
expensive fire wood.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jul 06, 2013, 7:38 am
Indeed 20 plus year old engine, the guy doesn't know what make of bike its off! Really don't understand what people are bidding on it for!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jul 06, 2013, 8:55 am
Forget using it on water, anyone with half a brain could see this would make a brilliant display model for a business.  finish it off give it a coat of paint & have it on display at your premises and your business will be the talk of the town and everyone will notice you.  At its current price its as cheap as chips
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jul 06, 2013, 10:53 am
Oh right!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jul 06, 2013, 5:29 pm
Stick it on top of the ice cream van Al. That would make it a talking point!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jul 06, 2013, 5:34 pm
If it was closer I would have bidded on it. ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 06, 2013, 6:38 pm
firewood BE TOLD.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 09, 2013, 11:56 am
I never ever thought that I would see this weather warning :) :) Jean Byrne had better get a new guna (http://www.translate.com/irish/dress/19630275) :)
http://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp (http://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jul 09, 2013, 5:50 pm
Phew!!,,almost warm... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 01, 2013, 8:38 pm
I have a feeling that someone won't like this.
Me, I think it is incredibly skilful and awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnDeo0yhIws#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnDeo0yhIws#ws)

Kip


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Aug 02, 2013, 8:36 am
Wow!! Amazing skill...thanks for sharing.. ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 02, 2013, 9:10 am
WHY oh WHY did she not put them all on a table to save her back bending down?
Human endeavour is amazing.
Well done Mr Kip.
You are an amazing repository!!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 02, 2013, 9:28 am
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130959974239&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130959974239&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en)


Want !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John on Aug 08, 2013, 8:54 am
Is it only me or is the thought of Kip being an amazing repository slightly disturbing!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 08, 2013, 9:34 am
No, I also think it's disturbing cos he may have got the wrong word!!

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 08, 2013, 1:57 pm
My OH My,,,,So many replies,,,,,,,,,, but theres only so much of "That Filth" this forum can stand,,,, :D
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 10, 2013, 5:23 am
Apart from Gavin, Does any one else remember this.
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 11, 2013, 7:09 pm
Great Day, All went well and even my speech was praised.

Happy Dad. At last, albeit second time around my Lesley has hit the Jackpot with her Mick
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 11, 2013, 7:25 pm
Looking good,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Aug 11, 2013, 7:55 pm
Congratulations to you, your daughter and her husband  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 11, 2013, 8:20 pm
Well done !  :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 11, 2013, 11:12 pm
Oh you DO scrub up well! KRs to all. X Nick :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Aug 11, 2013, 11:29 pm
Nice one!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Aug 12, 2013, 6:31 am
Congrats to all. What a smart man!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 12, 2013, 8:17 am
very smart kip.and very pretty bride.hope they will be very happy.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 12, 2013, 3:19 pm
YOKSHIRE AND PROUD.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 13, 2013, 8:43 am
It's due to all that Yorkshire Tea grown on the South facing Downs at Grimbsby.

Who would have believed that you could grow tea so far North?

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 13, 2013, 8:42 pm
we also have a vineyard.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 13, 2013, 8:46 pm
Gazza, You're losing it mate.
12 hours to reply
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 13, 2013, 8:50 pm
good things come to those who wait.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Aug 14, 2013, 7:36 am
It's due to all that Yorkshire Tea grown on the South facing Downs at Grimbsby.

Who would have believed that you could grow tea so far North?

Kip
I think you will find it's Grimsby. Must try harder (like Kim?)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 14, 2013, 8:17 am
When I was courting our lass said kiss me where it smells.
so I took her to Grimsby
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 14, 2013, 8:58 am
Words fail me Gazza,,,,,,, (mainly because I cant stop laughing long enough)
                                                                 :D
                                                                 8)
My reply fell foul of my moderators guidelines, and was making the keyboard smoke,,,, so "no comment" ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 14, 2013, 2:06 pm
she also said take me somewhere expensive.
so off we went to the petrol station.
I am such a ladies man.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 14, 2013, 5:30 pm
I think you will find it's Grimsby. Must try harder (like Kim?)
 
I am allowed Senior moments.
 At least 5 a day or is that green stuff?
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 18, 2013, 9:55 pm
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.679128645449930.1073741831.100000584032673&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.679128645449930.1073741831.100000584032673&type=3)
Even though this is only 25 mins away today was my first visit!! It may be of interest to some people on here.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 18, 2013, 10:35 pm
Sorry Philip, doesn't work.gnf
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 22, 2013, 7:37 pm

> If you want a chance to see a Catalina in the Air you need to check
> out this blog. There is one flying to a place near you soon in the
> Commemorative tour.
>
> http://projecthawker2013.com/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog (http://projecthawker2013.com/?blogsub=confirming#subscribe-blog)


Looks like its coming past Porthmadoc :-)
>
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Aug 22, 2013, 8:59 pm
I went inside that at an airshow couple years ago!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 05, 2013, 11:44 am
need more straps.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 05, 2013, 11:45 am
blast off.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 05, 2013, 11:49 am
try again
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 05, 2013, 4:47 pm
And Again yer daft b-----r
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Sep 07, 2013, 8:38 am
Gazza's favourite tool gets it own song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2l-F1ElJMc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2l-F1ElJMc#)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 07, 2013, 9:19 am
Duct tape. turning no no no into mmm mmm mmm. for 40 years.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 07, 2013, 9:26 am
Deeply ashamed I understand. :-[
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Sep 07, 2013, 1:39 pm
This must be a strong built bridge considering the number of times it has been hit .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 07, 2013, 6:42 pm
there is a girder before the bridge. just as well or tht bridge would be toast
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Sep 08, 2013, 11:43 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJdj0cNFR1E#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJdj0cNFR1E#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 25, 2013, 1:48 pm
I was musing all on my own, as you do, and wondered how Ibuprofen knew where to go and came across this.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-pain-relievers-work (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-pain-relievers-work)

You learn a little every day.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 12, 2013, 7:17 pm
Te he he
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Oct 15, 2013, 11:51 pm
Found this - appeals to my sense of not sure what :-)  My italics !

Air-cushion vehicles are given a distinctive yellow flashing light in paragraph (b). The flashing (120 regular flashes per minute) all-round light is displayed only when the vessel is operating on its cushion of air. Air-cushion vehicles may operate at high speeds, may tend to travel a little sideways in a crosswind, and may not be able to turn quickly, depending on the design of the vessel.

A U.S. Navy regulation (Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 707.7) permits the use of a flashing yellow light on submarines, but the flash characteristic is not the same. Also, submarines tend to be much quieter, do not generally travel sideways, and on occasion vanish.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 16, 2013, 8:10 am
It would be easier if there was a like button.
Also a tut,roll eyes,sigh,laugh and a Omg button.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Oct 16, 2013, 8:27 am
Brilliant!! ;D

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Carter (jchovernut) on Oct 16, 2013, 8:21 pm
I was a hovercrafter before I was a submariner.  So, when I was getting my Ship's quals done and went up on the sail bridge in port to study all the masts, I was amused to see the yellow light!  I can attest that we do in fact "occasionally vanish!"  We "magically appear," too!  I can only imagine the thoughts running through the head of the radar operator on a commercial vessel in the Straits of Juan de Fuca between the US and Vancouver Island when my Trident Sub would dive on our way out to patrol, or surface coming in after our 3-month missile patrol.

John Carter


A U.S. Navy regulation (Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 707.7) permits the use of a flashing yellow light on submarines, but the flash characteristic is not the same. Also, submarines tend to be much quieter, do not generally travel sideways, and on occasion vanish.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Oct 17, 2013, 11:00 pm
 ;D ;D :D :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 06, 2013, 10:35 pm
This happened down town yesterday, unlucky thief :) :)
http://www.thejournal.ie/tralee-jewellery-theft-1162501-Nov2013/ (http://www.thejournal.ie/tralee-jewellery-theft-1162501-Nov2013/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 07, 2013, 1:39 pm
Its a fair cop gov,,,,,,,,, :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 07, 2013, 3:03 pm
Its a fair cop gov,,,,,,,,, :D
Stone the bleeding crows.
Just how old are you.
 
More like,
You can't touch me. I know my rights. I want a lawyer yer lying toerag.
 
Kip
 
 
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 07, 2013, 4:18 pm
Bang ter rights ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 24, 2013, 11:48 pm
We have just had to replace a cctv monitor following a power surge.  Herewith some of the instructions ........ not surprisingly the installer is tearing his hair! I've cut and pasted this from the manufacturer's CD - no alteration or enhancements !


start       The procedure connectivity equipment combines to start broadcasting a
            video

setting     Establish a DVR IP address or watch an area, port, user's
            name and password and equipment alias information

stop              The procedure breakup broadcasts a video

Select gateway    Select a some video of one gateway that broadcasts an equipment

PTZ control       Carry out a cloud on the stage, next, left and right control

Zoom ratio        The realize tension far draws near

focus             Carry out focal length to add and subtract

aperture          Carry out diaphragm to add and subtract

snap              Grasp to clap a current ICON(grasp a chart document conservancy
                  to arrive the photo catalog of installing the catalog down the
                  following chart)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Nov 25, 2013, 6:22 am
Sounds fair enough!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 25, 2013, 8:42 am
Absolute doddle.
Shout if you need a hand!!!

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 25, 2013, 11:38 pm
And,,,, here we are with Stanley Unwin again. This is where we came in Martha,,,,,,,
I once stayed in a crappy villa in Spain, which was described alluringly as "Much Sunly On The Day"! ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Nov 28, 2013, 7:49 am
Ross, you've clearly bought some cheap Chinese rubbish.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 28, 2013, 8:32 am
The iPhone is made in China.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Nov 28, 2013, 12:10 pm
 
Ross, you've clearly bought some cheap Chinese rubbish.
The iPhone is made in China.


Just to keep it balanced... Expensive Chinese rubbish is also avalable ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Nov 28, 2013, 1:56 pm
Stuff made in China but managed by Western staff is fine. Stuff made by/ plagiarised by Chinese on their own is often crap.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 28, 2013, 2:08 pm
Can you buy electronics NOT made in China ???? :-(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Nov 28, 2013, 8:06 pm
You can buy a radar of me if U like
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Nov 28, 2013, 11:02 pm
This is good for a laugh...

=====
The accelerator pedal controls main channel's damper opening
through the accelerator back guy, reduces expenses to enter
engine cylinder's gas flow amount; the damper opening
transmits from the damper position transducer to engine
control unit ECU. Flows through the by-pass canal the gas
flow amount by the unit motor control, meets the system
requirements the idling regime goal rotational speed.

=======
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 29, 2013, 10:08 am
Right up Nick's street. He talks like that.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 29, 2013, 1:15 pm
No, I THINK like that. What comes out of my mouth however is rubbish,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Nov 29, 2013, 2:01 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 05, 2013, 4:08 pm
Great Day,
 2 months after doing whatever to my ankle I was back out on the road on my bike.
Sporting my new shiny £210..00 boots.
It seems that apart from a teensy weeny ankle fracture I had also broken a bone in the upper side of my foot, which delayed the recovery.
I also have a smidgeon of Arthurs Itis perhaps from  an earlier injury.
It will take another 3-4 months to get to wherever it's going to go and may not be 100% .

Not to worry. I can sure live with that and at last can go back to what I call work.

All's fine with the world,

Kip

Ps.  Many thanks to all who have the intelligence, tenacity and are public spirited enought to sort out the MCA.
Very well done to you all.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Dec 05, 2013, 5:18 pm

Not to worry. I can sure live with that and at last can go back to what I call work.



About time - Chris will need help next week!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Dec 05, 2013, 7:44 pm
Well done Kip - back on the bike just in time for this tropical weather then ;) . Glad you're on the mend.


Seconded re your appreciation of the work done with regard to the MCA - being a newbie, some of it is a bit above me but I can see that Ian and Co have done an awful lot of work. Well done guys.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 14, 2013, 2:43 pm
Be carefully out there.
This bad boy makes the sea badger look like a p---y cat.
(Believe it or not i couldn't type puddy cay with an "s")
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 14, 2013, 5:53 pm
Looks like my bunny rabbit on a good day !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Dec 16, 2013, 1:28 am
On usual eBay hunt for spares I came across someone selling a lid for a fuel tank, the picture is a bit out of focus so you will have to click on the picture to get it larger http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GAS-CAP-87-Yamaha-YZ125-Plastic-Fuel-Cell-Tank-Petrol-Stock-Lid-OEM-YZ-125-250-/400622466400 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GAS-CAP-87-Yamaha-YZ125-Plastic-Fuel-Cell-Tank-Petrol-Stock-Lid-OEM-YZ-125-250-/400622466400)
While you're there take a moment to view some of the sellers other items - not advisable if you have a heart condition
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Dec 16, 2013, 7:54 am
Lovely rear sprocket!!!!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 16, 2013, 5:28 pm
Jeeeessssss. Love it. Love it. Rear sprocket took a while to see.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 16, 2013, 7:01 pm
I've had a good look at everything in his shop but there's nothing for a  BMW  K  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Dec 17, 2013, 6:20 am
You could search that shop for hours and still not find exactly the right model  :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 17, 2013, 7:46 am
Oh. Trust me I found the right model.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Dec 17, 2013, 8:15 am
I beg to differ fellow Gaz person... If you found EXACTLY the right model you wouldn't need to keep going back for another look  :-\


...and there's a pretty good chance you have made more than one visit  :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 17, 2013, 12:16 pm
What can you say?
I live in a small, quiet close with 11 semi detached cottages.
It is basically a small cul de sac with an elongated grass island.
We have just had main gas installation with the inevitable terrain damage.
I contacted our local Council to ask permission to plant a few spring bulbs around some trees.
2 emails later followed by 3 phone calls I was advised that it had to go to the committee.
That resulted in the request to comply with Health and Safety and fill in a risk assesment.
This is so that alll parties are covered from the possible mayhem that may wipe out the neighbourhood.

When I stop laughing I will do as they ask just for the fun of it.

Anyone know where I can borrow;
Orange netting
Steel toecap boots
Hi Vis vests.
Safety glasses.
A paramedic and a Safety officer.
Safety gloves and owt else I have overlooked.
 
When I am made Emperor of Europe H&S had better watch out for it's own H & S
 
Kip
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 17, 2013, 6:09 pm
The local papers should enjoy that one Kip !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 17, 2013, 6:32 pm
I gorilla gardened a cherry tree on the grass bank out side my house.
It's been there 3 years now and doing well.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Dec 17, 2013, 7:07 pm
If it was me I'd just crack on....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 17, 2013, 7:10 pm
The only reason I asked permission was because of one neighbour from hell.
One way or another we will have a colourful Spring. even if I whitewash the trees.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 17, 2013, 7:43 pm
I did it 3am.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 17, 2013, 9:49 pm
What can you say?
I live in a small, quiet close with 11 semi detached cottages.
It is basically a small cul de sac with an elongated grass island.
We have just had main gas installation with the inevitable terrain damage.
I contacted our local Council to ask permission to plant a few spring bulbs around some trees.
2 emails later followed by 3 phone calls I was advised that it had to go to the committee.
That resulted in the request to comply with Health and Safety and fill in a risk assesment.
This is so that alll parties are covered from the possible mayhem that may wipe out the neighbourhood.

When I stop laughing I will do as they ask just for the fun of it.

Anyone know where I can borrow;
Orange netting
Steel toecap boots
Hi Vis vests.
Safety glasses.
A paramedic and a Safety officer.
Safety gloves and owt else I have overlooked.
 
When I am made Emperor of Europe H&S had better watch out for it's own H & S
 
Kip
No problem Kip, I have the lot,(in the shed with the GP :) ) but you also need a class 3 hi viz and other applicable PPE, the correct signage, cones and barriers, a cable avoidance tool, a genny, competent people(me :) ), a site specific safety statement, a road opening licence and a method statement along with the written risk assessment. I'll do the lot except planting the bulbs for 5000euro plus you make the tea ;) . That is once you have Gaz PAT test the kettle lead. :) :) and we may need a hot work permit ;D

OR

get a Santa suit and plant them next week :) :)

I also spend some time in the daffodil industry in one of my previous lives so I know my Dutch Masters  from my Golden Harvest :)

and of course dont forget (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApHj9vOu2eQ#ws) 
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 18, 2013, 8:47 am
Philip,
I think my smile will last all day.  Cheers.

I bet the video was made before the rule of H & S.  Men with NO  shirts on!!!!

Kip   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Dec 22, 2013, 8:38 am
Hope this brings a smile..... :D


http://youtu.be/pRhjWdr-LAA (http://youtu.be/pRhjWdr-LAA)



Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 22, 2013, 5:17 pm
 Gee Mr Taylor, that was good! Human beans are one strange (but very special) thing. Well done for finding that one!
Enclosed is evidence of the effect it had upon me.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Dec 22, 2013, 11:26 pm
Hellfire Mr Flint!! That's a scary photo of you!  :o

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 03, 2014, 8:26 pm
I know a little song that gets on your nerves, Gets on your nerves, gets on your nerves
I know a little songthat get, get, get's on your nerves
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wnE4vF9CQ4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wnE4vF9CQ4#)
 
Kip
 
Actually I just love it.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 03, 2014, 10:44 pm
actually,  I rest MY case Milord. ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 04, 2014, 9:36 am
Actually, a classic case of a Nicko Ham big you us reply.
Is it a reflection on me or you??

Kippo   :-*
 
For those of you dying to know the lyrics.( Which are meaningless )
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz-1cBfOCc4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz-1cBfOCc4#)
 
I think I will go away for a month!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 04, 2014, 1:13 pm
 Awsome Four Chord dudes!!!!
http://youtu.be/5pidokakU4I (http://youtu.be/5pidokakU4I)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 14, 2014, 7:31 pm
Safety first.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 14, 2014, 7:33 pm
My kind of guy!

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 14, 2014, 11:21 pm
Safety first.

Duly added to my collection :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 16, 2014, 4:55 pm
BBC Breakfast Saturday 18th January 2014
HCGB are doing something on that date.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 20, 2014, 7:56 pm
One for the intelligent people on here :) :) , what's unique about this pub  I was working near today?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 20, 2014, 8:27 pm
Does it serve "american" beer  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 20, 2014, 8:34 pm
YES John, but did you cheat as I did?! ;) 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 20, 2014, 8:36 pm
I'll have to check the grammar on that but if you mean Bud,, I don't think so.  :P :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 20, 2014, 8:43 pm
I  mean Mr Obarma,
I suspect so does Mr Robertson!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Jan 20, 2014, 8:52 pm
Does it serve "american" beer

This is american "beer" :'(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 20, 2014, 9:09 pm
Mr O'Bama did not drink beer in this pub, I'm disappointed with you lot, its not a beer its a stout!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 20, 2014, 9:34 pm
Yep- and american beer isn't beer either  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jan 20, 2014, 10:43 pm
The Americans are also seeing the light when it comes to beer - they have a thriving micro-brewery industry now, and good interesting beers can usually be had has these days ... which is at least slight compensation for hours sat in an aeroplane
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jan 21, 2014, 10:38 pm
I'm not usually prone to this stuff ..... buuttt...

 (http://youtu.be/_aoSRH9Ddhs)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 22, 2014, 8:54 am
Oh! to have been there launching a hovercraft.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 22, 2014, 1:35 pm
Judging by the rear of the first car lifting with the waves, their main problem was buoyancy lifting rear wheels! A write off presumably ref electrics etc, and insurance company would just laugh! Ive been told flooded cars will never be correct again. THEN,,Add in salt,,,,,,,,,,, :-[
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 05, 2014, 9:13 am
My new toy which I love to bits.
I will try not to fall off this one as it's a lot heavier.
Roll on the sunshine!!
 
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 05, 2014, 10:18 am
I'll look after it for you Kip  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 05, 2014, 8:04 pm
That is one of the best engines the Japanese ever made (my opinion  ;D of course!). I had a  1981 TR1 - the road bike version.

(http://www.motorbikespecs.net/images/Yamaha/XV_1000_TR1_(5A8)_81-86/XV_1000_TR1_(5A8)_81-86_3.jpg)

It was a superb bike, masses of stomp from almost no revs - overtaking was a doddle on this machine. It handled competently and predictably and was comfortable for a 500 mile stint.  I loved it, had it for years. In the end, it gave its all on the autobahn, 300 miles at 100mph ... it limped back the UK and that was the last time it moved. I'd have another anyday. Beats the hell out of the Suzuki VX800 I've got - which is spectacularly horrible, the worst bike I've ever owned and that list includes a a Jawa 350!!!

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 05, 2014, 8:20 pm
You mean to say the suki handles worse than a K1100 :o   I hate to think how many times I have had to slam my foot on the road to save myself from sliding down the tarmac, because the front slides out from under me mid corner.
 
I definetely wont be buying another beamer
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 05, 2014, 10:52 pm
Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, rolls to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability- The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Supermarket Law - As soon as you get in the smallest line, the cashier will have to call for help.

Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.
 
Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters - The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics -The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach. (I like this one Smile )

The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your spouse will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Law of Physical Surfaces -The chances of an open-faced jam sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

Law of Logical Argument-Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy -As soon as you find a product that you really like, they stop making it.

Doctors' Law- If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better.. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Russ Hudson on Feb 06, 2014, 9:04 am
You mean to say the suki handles worse than a K1100 :o   I hate to think how many times I have had to slam my foot on the road to save myself from sliding down the tarmac, because the front slides out from under me mid corner.
 



Sounds like something wrong to me, tyres, suspension - somethings not right, they just don't do that.......
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 06, 2014, 9:22 am
It's probably me riding it harder than its supposed to be riden :-X   I'm not happy unless I am hanging off the bike at some rediculous angle going round corners.  At the end of the day they are a grandads touring bike that weighs a third of a ton.  It's nice to ride in a straight line, just not much fun on the twisty bits
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 06, 2014, 9:34 am
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Law of Logical Argument-Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

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Oh Philip,,,, that's explains so MUCH about me   !    ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 06, 2014, 10:32 am
Al didn't you buy that bmw from a breaker to use the engine !! then you decided to put it back on the road ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 06, 2014, 12:03 pm
I originally bought it to break for the engine, but it was too good to break.  Only damage was a few scratches to the fairing and a broken foot rest.  The bike rides as straight as an arrow at any speed, it just dont like going anywhere near a 50 to 60 degree lean angle.  Back stays put, just the front lets go now & again.  If it showed any signs of speed wobble or misbehaving at speed I would start playing with the fork angle, but no wobble upto 130 ish mph
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 07, 2014, 8:52 pm
This guy is nuts!!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=318129111675942 (https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=318129111675942)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 07, 2014, 10:34 pm
He was paid $2 million to do it and must have thought it was worth the risk , but he may be nuts as well  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 08, 2014, 8:25 am
I'd do it for that.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Pat Tobin on Feb 12, 2014, 2:40 pm
Some tourist info required.
Heading to liverpool via Leeds-Bradford airport on 23rd Feb. Missus and son going to see Liverpool v Swansea. Will have a car and wondering if there is anything worth seeing in the area. Back in Leeds on the monday.

Cheers
Pat
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 12, 2014, 3:12 pm
A light breeze ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 12, 2014, 5:49 pm
A light breeze ?

Yep we got the stuff with the big red arrows this morning resulting in a record number power outages. Also reports of overturned trucks and other serious damage. Wife is at home with no electricity but listening to the FM radio on my Chinese two way :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 12, 2014, 6:29 pm
Not good down south lately.  Its usually this part of the uk that gets hammered by all the wind & the rain.  Hopefully it will all settle down shortly and the people beingeffected can start to rebuild their lives
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 13, 2014, 6:05 pm
Yesterday I had to settle for haribo marshmallows.
And today the radiator on my van breaks. It goes from bad to worse.
Tomorrow I expect there to be no vanilla slices in Gregg's if I happens I'm going to cover my self in hundreds and thousands,chocolate sauce,strawberry sauce and crushed nuts. That right I'm going to top myself.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Feb 18, 2014, 8:29 pm
Is it me or are the new smileys a tad menacing and a bit scary?

especially Cheesy  :D, Grin  ;D and Angry  >:(!

PS has Cheesy taken something er... recreational?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 18, 2014, 8:51 pm
He's just had his first go on a hovercraft!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 19, 2014, 9:42 am
Actuerally, I asked Sir John for MORE smileys not scarey ones. Though I do like them.
What I wanted was more  emotions with a wider range as I could not always find a really fitting one.
John,  Must try harder!

Kip  :) ;) ;D


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 22, 2014, 6:43 pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=706438226054911 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=706438226054911)

Almost as much fun as a hovercraft ..... almost :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 22, 2014, 7:51 pm
I so wish I had invented that. What a fabulous  tool and what fun!!

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 06, 2014, 9:14 am
Camping classic on my Cooking for retards, on Facebook.
Road kill special. Check it out. Lots of cooking ideas and safety tips for the culinary challenged.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 06, 2014, 9:43 pm
I am delighted to say that I have finally overcome my obsession with the Hokey Cokey.
I have managed to turn myself around
Heh!
 That's what it's all about.

Kip   :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 06, 2014, 10:02 pm
Camping classic on my Cooking for retards, on Facebook.
Road kill special. Check it out. Lots of cooking ideas and safety tips for the culinary challenged.

In the oven at 120 degrees!  ;D look it up
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 07, 2014, 7:00 am
Been there done that.
My page is a serious cooking page,we have technical terms. Burny burny,cutty cutty bleedy bleed. Get a grown up to read the instructions etc etc.
my favourite one is Yorkshire fondue. Hot dog sausages and microwaved cream cheese. 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 07, 2014, 8:11 am
Been there done that.
My page is a serious cooking page,we have technical terms. Burny burny,cutty cutty bleedy bleed. Get a grown up to read the instructions etc etc.
my favourite one is Yorkshire fondue. Hot dog sausages and microwaved cream cheese.

Gary we dont want to know what your favorite bedroom game is  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 07, 2014, 11:49 am
Yes you do. I have a video. Lol
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 07, 2014, 1:03 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 12, 2014, 9:04 pm
Found on FB ,I'm sure a few on here will understand no5 :) :)
http://www.tickld.com/x/20-jokes-that-only-intellectuals-will-understand (http://www.tickld.com/x/20-jokes-that-only-intellectuals-will-understand)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 27, 2014, 10:13 pm
Here is an unusual sign, anybody want to guess what it is?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 27, 2014, 10:28 pm
Dry stone walls prohibited?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 27, 2014, 10:34 pm
Dry stone walls prohibited?


Wow, thats actually quite close,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Mar 28, 2014, 6:43 am
Don't stack cow turds any higher than this?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 28, 2014, 6:49 am

Wow, thats actually quite close,

 :o Damn, I was going to suggest it was A picture of Gazza in the BBV being banned from something (sorry Gazza, luv ya :-*)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Mar 28, 2014, 7:44 am
Stop building cairns on this mountain!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 28, 2014, 7:44 am
"No Pashwari Nan stacking allowed"
And in "UK" ish, the sign reads ???,,,,,,,,,,,,,?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Mike Bingham on Mar 28, 2014, 8:11 am
don't take any stones from the wall to make a cairn ?
or the Google Irish> English translation
Help us to this uathoil tierdhreach chaornhno

The soft stone Do not take any pile, please
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 28, 2014, 8:13 am
Basicallly it means:
Help to preserve the unique landscape by not building the stone piles ( Cairns)  Leave no trace of your visit.
 
Why it is in Galic is anyones guess, because it wont be the locals building the cairns it will be the tourist.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 28, 2014, 4:03 pm
Its in Irish(not Galic) because its our language and its our country, but just for you its also in english.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 28, 2014, 4:10 pm
Here's a new roadsign,  maybe a little bit more hover related, any guess?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 28, 2014, 4:41 pm
Oi
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 28, 2014, 5:14 pm
I think this sign belongs on the IOW, as the roads over there are as bumpy as this sign  :D
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 28, 2014, 5:33 pm
Slipway?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 28, 2014, 5:45 pm
Slipway?


No, but it does sometimes have one of the letters N E W S on the sign. They appeared a few months back and nobody knew what they were but all has been revealed lately.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 28, 2014, 6:24 pm
I think it's upside down!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 28, 2014, 7:01 pm
Is it a tourist trail sign telling you are going north ,south etc.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 28, 2014, 7:13 pm
Sad git award to me I afraid, just Googled it and I know what it is. I wont post the answer just yet.... :-\ ...sod it! oh yes I will...

Its the Wild Atlantic Way

The account I found says...
The Wild Atlantic Way winds its way along the coastline of Ireland through its green valleys and wild coastline. The zig zag lines indicate a constantly changing direction. In the case of Kerry, following the coastline along the west of Ireland and the Atlantic sea.

Edit.
just found an article saying locals don’t get it themselves because there is no W in Irish. Tourists know. Hungarians don’t know, no W either.
Sounds about right ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 28, 2014, 7:42 pm
Cheat!!!
Its got an award for being one of the least understood signs, we have them all over the place here in Kerry with a confusing mix of directions.
The article about the W must be for the tourists as we have no problem with the. W in whiskey.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 28, 2014, 8:27 pm
 You seem to have a problem with the "e" in whisky though.

Kip    ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 28, 2014, 9:11 pm
You seem to have a problem with the "e" in whisky though.

Kip    ;)
No , it's the other crowd that have the "e" problem.  :) 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 28, 2014, 10:23 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 29, 2014, 9:04 am
Note the word in front of Whiskey.

Explains it all

Please can I have a new naughty corner?

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 29, 2014, 9:13 am
Note the word in front of Whiskey.

Explains it all

Please can I have a new naughty corner?

Kip
Kip, I have a special  whiskey bottle here that's taken out each year  for the Irish Cruise so get on over here . If the weather is ok we could visit the weir of the four Fs.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Mike Bingham on Mar 29, 2014, 10:17 am
This ones for Gazza
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 29, 2014, 9:24 pm
I like that.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 31, 2014, 7:45 pm
Any good to anyone.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-K100-RT-Barn-Find-only-18k-miles-/271439280959?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item3f330abb3f (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-K100-RT-Barn-Find-only-18k-miles-/271439280959?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item3f330abb3f)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 05, 2014, 8:10 am
These two are brill!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eor9b_WANEs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eor9b_WANEs#)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 05, 2014, 8:43 am
Yep!  :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 08, 2014, 3:43 pm
Why why why when I put something safe does it turn into the oozelum bird.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 08, 2014, 4:48 pm
Wot are you on about now you peculiar chappie??

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 08, 2014, 5:23 pm
Oozelumed (put something down and it disappears) from the oozelem bird.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 08, 2014, 6:40 pm
It most certainly does NOT disappear down,,,,, It definitely goes up! Check out this fella, he knows,,,,, :o
Today,,,I needed a wee,,, so off I went, and sought out the receptacle whilst pondering lifes idiosyncrasies only to "notice" I was in the kitchen and the waste bin nearly earned a new use,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  ::)
Oh Nora this is not good,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 09, 2014, 10:57 pm
Anybody interested?  https://uk.news.yahoo.com/david-hasselhoff-selling-knight-rider-kitt-car-174844488.html (https://uk.news.yahoo.com/david-hasselhoff-selling-knight-rider-kitt-car-174844488.html)
its not too far from me but cant get a chance to visit :(   http://www.newbridgesilverware.com/news/ournews/100/%26%2339%3BKITT%26%2339%3B+the+car+from+Knight+Rider+at+the+Visitor+Centre (http://www.newbridgesilverware.com/news/ournews/100/%26%2339%3BKITT%26%2339%3B+the+car+from+Knight+Rider+at+the+Visitor+Centre)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 20, 2014, 3:37 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=07LFBydGjaM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=07LFBydGjaM)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 20, 2014, 4:11 pm
Is there a slow speed English version?
Brilliant lady.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 27, 2014, 9:00 am
Nearly finished the parallel project

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Apr 27, 2014, 11:43 am
What you doing with that?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 27, 2014, 8:44 pm
Picking up chicks.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 27, 2014, 8:47 pm
Picking up chicks.
Optimist,  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Apr 27, 2014, 9:49 pm
You will need a box on the back to put the baby chickens in!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 28, 2014, 9:46 pm
Jon I'm a babe magnet. The only reason I hot fat was to give the rest of you a chance.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 28, 2014, 10:51 pm
Gazza, referring to yourself as "Hot Fat" is no way to go thro life. I (for one) find you enchanting. :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Apr 29, 2014, 11:15 am
 
     Nick      :o   :-X   :-X
                     
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 29, 2014, 3:20 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 
http://bestvids.tv/video/the_dune_buggy_that_can_fly (http://bestvids.tv/video/the_dune_buggy_that_can_fly)
 
Its a shame I don't like heights :( :'(
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 03, 2014, 9:07 am
Breakfast TV this morning. HCGB hovercraft racing.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 03, 2014, 12:20 pm
Good bit of publicity for them but the usual cliches about no brakes, the hovering vicar, reporter gets wet etc
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 03, 2014, 1:56 pm
This was first done by Parajet in Wiltshire ... they are using a Parajet prop, interestingly, perhaps there's a tie-up somewhere. I met them a couple of years ago - they are bonkers.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 09, 2014, 10:31 pm
This is the closest I got to Scotland so far this year. if you look very carefully you can see it in the fog :) :)  Taken in Antrim last weekend, 12 miles from Scotland?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 09, 2014, 10:35 pm
Scotch mist Philip, Scotch mist ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 10, 2014, 7:40 pm
Just put this up on Ebay,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281333260390?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281333260390?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 10, 2014, 7:44 pm
It's the purple peril.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on May 10, 2014, 10:12 pm
A tad blowy here - just had a gust that took the anemometer to 85.8 mph ..........
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 11, 2014, 9:28 am
A tad blowy here - just had a gust that took the anemometer to 85.8 mph ..........

I was on the Dorset Coast - on the cliffs - the wind was actually blowing us over. We had to - literally - resort to hands and knees at on point!!!  There was much on the water! Fortunately the wind was blowing onto the cliffs rather than off
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on May 25, 2014, 10:04 pm
Is this the longest silence ever on this forum ?  Has the Loch Fyne monster feasted on a healthy mix of GRP fragments and indigestible hovernauts ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 25, 2014, 11:02 pm
Don't worry, I'm sure somebody will be along shortly wit some stories/pics/videos .   
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 26, 2014, 11:22 am
BOO
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 28, 2014, 9:39 pm
Seeing that some of the people from here are having such  a good time at Loch Fyne I thought I'd post a pic of going to work today ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jun 02, 2014, 8:02 pm
This is a video my youngen has done the sound effects on as part of his hnc sound production course.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Mr6DGEa-A#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Mr6DGEa-A#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Jun 12, 2014, 10:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPyl2tOaKxM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPyl2tOaKxM#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jun 12, 2014, 11:11 pm
The group is Fascinating Aida - the CD is excellent and the Dogging track is eyewateringly funny :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 12, 2014, 11:12 pm
Think that's on here somewhere a while back. I've flown Kerry (http://kerryairport.ie/) Stansted a few times and its pretty much as described. :) :)
We were very close to Kerry Airport on some of the Irish cruises and if we could get through some vegetation on the river Maine we could have gone past just at the end of the runway.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jun 22, 2014, 7:56 pm
Thoughts please,,,,,, :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 22, 2014, 9:13 pm
That was good long soak in the bath.
Johnsons baby powder for you my lad.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jun 22, 2014, 9:14 pm
Go and get some cream for that
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jun 23, 2014, 6:35 am
...even after all the work Nick had put in to Kingfisher the upholstery still needed sorting out 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 23, 2014, 8:16 am
Nick, I didn't know you knew my gran.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jun 23, 2014, 9:05 am
Owning up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, this was "one of my plums" taken Sept 2011.
I hope THAT puts paid to any unnecessary confusion or suffering.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 23, 2014, 10:45 am
 You and your pseudonyms.
Kip  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jun 23, 2014, 12:27 pm
Omg. Nick takes pictures of his plums and puts them on here.
Surely he should have plumped for another more appropriate site.
Shocked and stunned is not the word.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jun 23, 2014, 1:09 pm
Bread
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jun 23, 2014, 6:23 pm
Mine was not to cause confusion nor distress, indeed sharing is part of the Club "Raison d Etre"! Occasionally even a parsnip can initiate female swooning, so I promise to exercise more caution in the future.  ::)
I blame the heat,,, 87 degs F in the lean-to today, with everything opened up. ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 04, 2014, 8:45 pm
Tour de France.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jul 04, 2014, 10:24 pm
Yorkshire greetings for a Frenchman:

Eh oop .... Bonjour

Nah then .... Bonjour

Ow do .... Bonjour

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jul 04, 2014, 10:39 pm
Oooer Reet?------ Bonjour
Mineserpint.-------Bonjour
Fancyapie?---------Bonjour
Stharlookinatmebevvie?----Bonjour
Stharwanafeetooerwot?---Bonjour
There are others but I hope you get the point.
I do hope Yorkshire votes to STAY part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and avoid any costly separations.  :D
Come on you aren't going to let that one go commentless are you? ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 05, 2014, 10:46 am
Yorkshire will be staying in the Uk. How else will you southern shandy drinkers cope.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 05, 2014, 11:20 am
If I had stood for committee you could have all said " I voted for UKIP!

Boom Boom!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 05, 2014, 11:53 am
Very good. Wish I'd have thought of that
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jul 06, 2014, 8:53 am
Thank you KIP. :D
 Just ponder a while,,, A whole week of similar ribald humour with occasional laughter ripples WILL be available FOC at Our Welsh Portmadoc hover fest. Saturday August 16th---> SundayAugust 24th.
Back by popular demand for the THIRD successive  year.
Warning......Alcohol happens...... Deal with it respuns-- rerspons--- reshpunshiblerly. hic ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 13, 2014, 10:30 pm
On Inch beach today, seems to be a lack of built in buoyancy :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Jul 14, 2014, 1:05 am
head light on diped beam
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 15, 2014, 3:53 pm
This is similar to me rubbing my hands together when I get something for free.
http://youtu.be/5JbnDXw-0pM (http://youtu.be/5JbnDXw-0pM)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jul 15, 2014, 4:58 pm
Tiz a thing of beauty indeed
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 15, 2014, 9:01 pm
Tiz a thing of beauty indeed
Yes it is, but does anybody else know what it is? First correct answer gets a free beer, just collect it at my place :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Jul 15, 2014, 10:01 pm
   
      Friction  welding
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 15, 2014, 10:16 pm
   
      Friction  welding
Yes but whats the component thats being manufactured? No hints from Mike or Chris Searle :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 15, 2014, 10:43 pm
It's a 500 gigga what flux capacitor insulation housing.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Jul 15, 2014, 10:46 pm
Yes but whats the component thats being manufactured? No hints from Mike or Chris Searle :)


Eh???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jul 15, 2014, 11:14 pm
They look like wheel hubs
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jul 16, 2014, 6:10 am
Based on Phil's love of plant I am going with Caterpillar track guide rollers, the parts in the vid are lumpy bits of kit so must have to take a fair bit of abuse.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jul 16, 2014, 10:22 am
Anyone know about Olympus craft from High Cross H/C ?  A local scout group are hoping to build two craft from bare hulls and looking for input from hovernaughts.  I have a feeling they are racers in which case its not really my scene .... :-(

In Bristol if anyone is interested in joining in.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 16, 2014, 10:21 pm
Based on Phil's love of plant I am going with Caterpillar track guide rollers, the parts in the vid are lumpy bits of kit so must have to take a fair bit of abuse.


Yes they are track rollers, D4D size I think, same as the ones on my hovercraft lifting equipment  :)   Call for your prize anytime!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 16, 2014, 10:25 pm
Anyone know about Olympus craft from High Cross H/C ?  A local scout group are hoping to build two craft from bare hulls and looking for input from hovernaughts.  I have a feeling they are racers in which case its not really my scene .... :-(

In Bristol if anyone is interested in joining in.


Are they the hull Chris Daly and Jake Cooper brought in from Holland?  from what I know they are in good condition and are a good base for a scout or school project.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jul 17, 2014, 5:28 pm
Not sue yet but I can find out next week as there's a meeting. :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jul 23, 2014, 5:41 pm
Rissoles
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jul 23, 2014, 5:55 pm
Rissoles

 ??? I am sure there is a feasible explanation for such an outburst  :-\ Jon?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Jul 23, 2014, 6:05 pm
Had em for tea!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jul 23, 2014, 6:29 pm
(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/Doh2.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 23, 2014, 6:36 pm
Special off from Inpost. Parcels delivered from £1 plus vat.
Just sent out 2 parcels. Bargain.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 23, 2014, 10:07 pm
This is an an Olympus hull but I think this one has a bigger duct fitted,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jul 23, 2014, 11:33 pm
Not much chance of cruising with that beast !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Jul 24, 2014, 8:52 am
   

       Yes  it  is  a   racing  craft  . 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jul 27, 2014, 8:08 pm
http://news.aviation-safety.net/2014/07/23/icao-updated-guidance-for-aviation-personnel-on-how-to-deal-with-lithium-battery-fires/ (http://news.aviation-safety.net/2014/07/23/icao-updated-guidance-for-aviation-personnel-on-how-to-deal-with-lithium-battery-fires/)


Interesting info if your laptop brews up !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 27, 2014, 8:43 pm
Gary Firth's guide to lithium fires.
When confronted with a lithium fire,PUT IT OUT.
This public information was brought to by the people who brought you Bring a slow friend when you may be attacked by lions.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Aug 11, 2014, 10:44 pm
seen these  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=602xB2yoUUw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=602xB2yoUUw)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 12, 2014, 7:32 am
Hat off to the designers but I prefer this one tucked away on the same page.
It must be a great feeling being inside.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wObflyTPLvM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wObflyTPLvM)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Aug 12, 2014, 9:25 am
probly more my price  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLboyOqi6R8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLboyOqi6R8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dowster on Aug 12, 2014, 2:45 pm
Thats the one for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW5G8362cwo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW5G8362cwo) I know it looks scary but please dont delete big brother
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 12, 2014, 3:44 pm
Dave I can't see the point in that. Whiz dive breach. If it dived and you could watch fish or stay under a while then yes,
Horses for courses I suppose. Looks good but I bet there not cheap.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 12, 2014, 4:47 pm
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/hovercraft-pilot-in-court-over-drink-charge-62044.aspx (http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/hovercraft-pilot-in-court-over-drink-charge-62044.aspx)

Of slight concern here -the charge relates to 'driving a motor vehicle'. If that were to stand we could have really major issues with operation ........................
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 12, 2014, 5:23 pm
Ross its already an offense in "boating" which we could be assumed to be classed?
Taken from RYA (I am a member!)
-------------------------
Alcohol and boating law in the UK

Merchant Shipping Act 1995

Boaters may be prosecuted under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 if their actions on the water are seen to be endangering other vessels, structures or individuals and they are under the influence of alcohol.   

Harbour byelaws

Locally, most harbour authorities have harbour byelaws under which they can prosecute if boaters are found to be under the influence of alcohol when in charge of a vessel.   

Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

A law to introduce drink driving offences (including specific alcohol limits) for non-professional mariners was included in the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003. This provision has not been brought into force .
----------------------------------
Obviously rather easier to prosecute if you have 30 witnesses to alert the forces!
Moderation is clearly sensible, and as ever IF you have an accident,,,, THEN it gets serious!  :o

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dowster on Aug 13, 2014, 12:04 am
Oh dear
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 13, 2014, 10:21 am
Tee total for ten years. No problem for me
I'm crackers as it is,Imagine me with alcohol.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dowster on Aug 13, 2014, 1:26 pm
Thought id show off my new Keysi fighting method clip with you boys starring me my master instructor Fernando and my fellow keysi instructor Shane. Enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRp4zIMBlXQ#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRp4zIMBlXQ#ws) 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Aug 13, 2014, 1:37 pm
more the one gay in the village
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dowster on Aug 13, 2014, 1:40 pm
Ye mate pop down
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 13, 2014, 6:10 pm
No, my point is that they have classed a hovercraft as a motor vehicle.  That's the bad part.

Anyone operating a vehicle while drunk should have the book thrown at them. Having been first on scene at a fatal from drink driving, I have absolutely NO sympathy whatever with anyone who touches the stuff and tries to drive anything.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 13, 2014, 7:44 pm
Sorry, that last post wasn't intended to be as aggressive as it may have sounded, although no apologies for the sentiment :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dowster on Aug 13, 2014, 8:51 pm
Watch it Ross that may be deemed as "threatening" and get deleted lol lol  ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 21, 2014, 11:16 am
I have posted a Hitler goes to Yorkshire clip from youtube on my facebook page.Gary Firth.
too naughty for here but very funny.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 25, 2014, 5:59 pm
A useful site to look at before you through the b-----y thing away.
9 Times out of 10 if a bottle jack does not work it is the o rings on the small piston you are pumping with the handle.
http://www.hyjacks.com/H7.HTM (http://www.hyjacks.com/H7.HTM)

Another lesson learnt from bitter experience.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 28, 2014, 10:54 am
http://www.youtube.com/embed/iKqpvriKZuA (http://www.youtube.com/embed/iKqpvriKZuA)
This IS a good way to construct things. Discuss.
P.S. My craft talks to me in depariging tones ALSO,,, so THIS clip is comforting to realise it isn't JUST ME. (so I am not going mad after all. )
 :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 28, 2014, 6:03 pm
This is for you and kip.
http://youtu.be/kJ4rqr8GbDI (http://youtu.be/kJ4rqr8GbDI)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 28, 2014, 6:29 pm
Stupid boy!!!

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 29, 2014, 1:15 pm
Don't tell him Pike.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 29, 2014, 8:04 pm
http://youtu.be/VidLTED3m7g (http://youtu.be/VidLTED3m7g)
Hover playing card
 ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Aug 29, 2014, 8:31 pm
That guy needs to get out more! Love his comb forward!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 31, 2014, 7:03 pm
I had the Vanguard starter bendix fall apart today - with the craft parked blocking an access - I am pleased to say that you can rope start a 24 bhp v twin by wrapping a strap round the cooling fan and pulling like ^^&*((*&&^*((  :-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 31, 2014, 7:19 pm
Anyone know if the B&S clip and roll pin starter assys are interchangeable ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Aug 31, 2014, 8:26 pm
I don't think they are as the end of the shaft is different. If its the small plastic gear they are cheap as can be...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 31, 2014, 8:51 pm
Wish it was just the gear - it threw the whole damn lot off the shaft, jammed the pinion on the ring gear and after the third rebuild sent the circlip into orbit - I never found the washers and wonder if they were ever fitted :-(

Trying to get the starter motor off is a nightmare - a torx40 bit needed - on a double 1/4 drive extension :-(... would have helped if I hadn't used lock n seal when I rebuilt it all.  With all the plastic splash guarding and safety mesh it took an hour just to get the starter off the first time.  Now parked up waiting spares - I had hoped to fit the later roll pin system as I have lost a couple of pinions on lawnmowers but as you say Steve, I don't think they can be swapped - the devil you know ......

I made a fatal mistake - I finished the skirt repairs today and told Gill that she was at last ready for sea trials - the damn thing heard me ..... next engine start and this happens.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 01, 2014, 5:44 pm
Full house.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 01, 2014, 5:45 pm
Check it out full house. My name is everywhere.
Photo evidence.
 ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 01, 2014, 6:11 pm
Yes I too achieved such levels once,,, before I was old.  ::)
I also was well proud. Tisk (tisk) ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 05, 2014, 7:17 pm
http://youtu.be/gOW5h4eMcBY (http://youtu.be/gOW5h4eMcBY)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 05, 2014, 7:55 pm
Bloody ell, That was boring.
Konfused Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 05, 2014, 8:30 pm
You didn't watch it all did you.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 05, 2014, 8:39 pm
Nah
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 18, 2014, 8:34 pm
This is scary.
The cinema asked people to leave their cell phones on.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/JHixeIr_6BM?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/JHixeIr_6BM?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Sep 18, 2014, 10:14 pm
That's somewhat sobering but it does get the message home.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 19, 2014, 5:46 am
I don't answer mine if I'm driving. I ring them back when I stop.
Not that people ring me. Don't know really why I have one. It's just there waiting,I look at it hoping it will ring but it never does.
It rang once but it was ppi,still gave me someone to talk to.
Oh well. Enough of this cheery banter I've got kittens to drown. Bye.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 19, 2014, 9:02 pm
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Lifeboat-crew-rescues-sailor-yacht-sinks-Bristol/story-22952936-detail/story.html (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Lifeboat-crew-rescues-sailor-yacht-sinks-Bristol/story-22952936-detail/story.html)

Its Darwin time ................................
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 11, 2014, 4:57 pm
It's a funny old world.

I have just realised that there is no legal noise limit for road vehicles and yet recreational vehicles are subject to a mass of scrutiny and discussion where ever they go.

No, I do not have a noisy motorbike but a new near neighbour has one hell of a noisy car, hence my research.

Just thought you might like to know.

Kip


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Oct 11, 2014, 5:41 pm
Here  (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.158.01.0131.01.ENG)- came into force this year ...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Oct 11, 2014, 5:52 pm
Never in my born days have I seen such verbiage about a relatively simple issue.  Welcome to Europe  :'(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Oct 11, 2014, 7:42 pm
At least when it comes into force a can report the turd that goes past my house at 5:45 each morning, that has an exhaust so load, the glasses rattle in the cupboard in the kitchen, it wakes the kids up! The man is a d1ckhead!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 11, 2014, 8:00 pm
Oh My God

You can only despair at the staggering stupidity of the overpaid( By Us), underworked idiots who churn out this inoperable garbage.
Who the hell has the time or inclination to go through that lot to prove a vehicle is noisy?

A £10.00 noise meter and the so overlooked common sense is all you need.

UKIP, You have my vote

Kip

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Oct 11, 2014, 8:33 pm
Here  (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.158.01.0131.01.ENG)- came into force this year ...
John,,,, THAT is perhaps the most AWSOME piece of C£^P I have EVER NOT read! Its HUGE unreadable pseudoscience.
I feel I "should" thank John for this input, tho just perhaps his larconic hat was tilted at one jaunty angle?
Are UKIP voters actually voting AGAINST this and other stuff (as much as voting FOR people? Just a thought.
Lets big up our jobs/pay/departments? Yep that's the ticket. THEN we say nothing against all the OTHERS that are doing just the same. See you in the bar later Mr Kinnock/Mr Brown etc Harrumph. :(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Oct 11, 2014, 9:46 pm
You or I are not the audience for this regulation- multinational vehicle manufacturers are.  They will use your money (every time you buy a car, new or second hand, you are providing them with "funds") to find loopholes, excuses, whatever to circumvent badly drafted regulations to increase profits for their owners or shareholders.  So, like it or not, if we want a quieter environment then we need stuff like this.  Common sense has nothing to do with it when it comes to money  :( .
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Oct 16, 2014, 6:09 pm
I'm a bit bored, as off work after knee op.

So I have started building a pc out of wood.
Found a single board computer in a skip at work.
Stripped down my old pc, and extracted the atx psu and the DVD drive. Spent £2.28 on eBay on a IDE to sata conveyer for the optical drive. Found a 400gig solid state hard drive in the bottom draw of the chest of draws and a 2gig gforce graphics card, which I never knew I had.
Bought a din to usb adapter for the old key board and mouse, £3.45 and found a dvi cable to.

The case is made out if a bit of kitchen cabinate and some old ply, I have used slats of a blond as edging strip and glued it together with grip fill and glue left over.from the laminate flooring!

Pics to follow, 64bit 3d grahics games pc, for under a fiver. Happy days!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Speakman on Oct 16, 2014, 7:51 pm
LOL,. I hope you are back to full health again quickly.

I look forward to seeing the results of your handywork. Heath Robinson, eat your heart out.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Oct 16, 2014, 8:56 pm
Talking about wooden PCs...  Check out the Lizard Desk http://www.awadon.eu/en/ (http://www.awadon.eu/en/)
Stunning piece of furniture.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 12, 2014, 5:29 pm
How come that if you want a Number plate from a dealer,  who has to be registered, you need the V5 and proof of identity.
Yet you can buy them street legal on Ebay with no checks at all.
Just bought one.
Daft world innit!!

Kip

PS, My camper failed the last MOT because my No plate had my little "All who wander" thingy.
Cost me £19.00 for new ones
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Nov 12, 2014, 5:48 pm
The ones on ebay are sold as "Show Plates" and may not carry the BS*** number that makes them legal

PS:    BS*** is not shorthand for Bull Sh1t

PPS: I though a garage could replace plates like for like if they had sight of the vehicle and it was in for repair  :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 12, 2014, 5:54 pm
They claim street legal and mine has  BS No AU 145D,  Whatever that means, and their post code

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 12, 2014, 8:32 pm
I was told there from Scotland  where the law doesn't apply.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Nov 12, 2014, 11:34 pm
I need a new trailer board number plate for my new van. Seems a bit unnecessary to have the V5 if the van is parked outside.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 13, 2014, 8:17 am
I need a new trailer board number plate for my new van. Seems a bit unnecessary to have the V5 if the van is parked outside.
indespentiion do em
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Nov 15, 2014, 12:59 am
My local independent car shop sell "yellow sign boards" and black plastic numbers, not for number plates honest guv....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Nov 15, 2014, 7:08 am
One for those with a larger workshop, apparently from a 1960's magazine article...

I give you... The Flying Wheelbarrow!

http://www.vintageprojects.com/go-kart/flying-hovercraft.pdf (http://www.vintageprojects.com/go-kart/flying-hovercraft.pdf)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 15, 2014, 2:05 pm
                                               ODE TO CONSTIPATION
Dark velvet hour twinges,
A glance, a glower that singes,
He rises, lonely from his bed that clings,
Muttering, suffering to that room,
Whole body to assume,
The foetal and the womb.  :(

Whilst veins start a phase, of pain soon to raise,
Indicative vessels of soul searching toil,
When fists bunch up into gut wrenching boil,
To escape the body.
Ditch the nugget, To lug it, to tug it---
Release it, not hug it!  :'(

Lean forward, sit back,
Is surely the knack,
Now on the right track, Furrowed brow set to wrack,
Oh transitory rose, what constipatory prose.
Sweet sighs of the purgence,
Of that great emergence!  :o

G Nicholas Flint     15-11-2014
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 15, 2014, 3:35 pm
So beautiful it made my eyes water.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 15, 2014, 6:11 pm
MINE TOO--- but I wrote it before the operation. ---------------------- :o
TO state the obvious I just wasn't in the mood for KingFisher grovelling today!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 21, 2014, 9:55 pm
Anyone got a kill switch handy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaOVNqA7lBA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaOVNqA7lBA)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 21, 2014, 9:58 pm
One way of sanding down the fairing!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
Wot about dis den

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/movetaiwn2#.U8awGf2e7Rg.email (http://www.chonday.com/Videos/movetaiwn2#.U8awGf2e7Rg.email)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 24, 2014, 7:02 pm
And Dis
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/bubikelo2#.U8aw81P6J0U.email (http://www.chonday.com/Videos/bubikelo2#.U8aw81P6J0U.email)
This one is amazing!!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 24, 2014, 7:03 pm
As for this Eejit??
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/biketruload2#.U8avtmaMqKk.email (http://www.chonday.com/Videos/biketruload2#.U8avtmaMqKk.email)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 25, 2014, 8:13 pm
Kips new bike?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNndKYvwYck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNndKYvwYck)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 25, 2014, 8:32 pm
Give me a shout when it's ready for my first test run.
Putting a bit of dubbin on my leather helmet.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Nov 26, 2014, 3:39 am
Plan to sell the house when the renno is finished,, :) ...wondering if we should mention the "Abundant Wildlife" as a selling point!  :-\ ........this is a Green Tree Snake...harmless to humans,  ;) .. but at 5 feet long can give you a start!!... :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Nov 26, 2014, 7:31 am
Scary. I had a close encounter with an Adder a while ago. Luckily it slid off the other way.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 26, 2014, 9:26 am
----"this is a Green Tree Snake...harmless to humans,"--
NOT if it gives you a heart attack! :o
Does look a lovely beast Eric, although, taking it for a walk MUST look weird.
Try walking on your ribs,  It Aint Easy. so hats off to em I say------
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 26, 2014, 1:03 pm
Wait until you have finished the chores.
Dim the lights.
Hold her hand and click on this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tML7Zf5tTg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tML7Zf5tTg)

Gets me every time.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 26, 2014, 1:36 pm
OH Golly.
Very similar melody and meanings to "love-love- love is blue."
Well done Mr Kip 8)
You is cool innit.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 26, 2014, 1:45 pm
Oi, You were supposed to turn out the lights.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 26, 2014, 3:32 pm
Oh dear it's all gone a little strange.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 26, 2014, 4:05 pm
I had you specifically in mind you old softie.
You must need a shed load of Brownie points
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 26, 2014, 6:34 pm
Who me. I'm practically perfect in every way.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 02, 2014, 9:53 am
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Cross-bridge-Design-ruin-city-s-iconic-view/story-25005649-detail/story.html (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Cross-bridge-Design-ruin-city-s-iconic-view/story-25005649-detail/story.html)

Brings back a few memories of a wet and muddy Lord Mayor of Bristol ! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Second pic in the gallery .............
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 02, 2014, 9:52 pm
As a point of interest, we ran the school hovercraft up yesterday for the first time with the new tranmission and fan.

Robin 60 bhp twin cyl 2 stroke with a tuned pipe and silencer system to the recommended spec.

At full power - I don't know the rpm but assume its about 6,000 and using a professional sound meter:

 2 metres behind 92 db
10 metres behind 88 db

Presumably the craft used at Langstone for 'trials' will be in that general region of noise creation.

Modern 4 strokes are in a different league !

The pic was taken before the rebuild !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ant on Dec 04, 2014, 8:09 pm
James Bond hovercraft for sale http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2857810/Jet-opening-scene-Octopussy-James-Bond-movie-props-auction.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2857810/Jet-opening-scene-Octopussy-James-Bond-movie-props-auction.html)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/12/02/23AB6FF600000578-0-image-33_1417539238390.jpg)

If you have a spare $40k
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 04, 2014, 8:56 pm
I hope John gets a good price for it. That is the craft featured recently in Posh Pawn.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Dec 04, 2014, 9:59 pm
That was the craft behind your old workshop?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 05, 2014, 7:14 am
Yep. Been there for years and not seen much action.
John's a real nice guy and I hope it does well or him.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 11, 2014, 4:47 pm
Just found this
http://www.hovercraftma.com/ (http://www.hovercraftma.com/)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 11, 2014, 5:37 pm
And This
Have you met Bruno the Brown nosed reindeer.
He's the one behind Rudolph.
Just as fast but can't stop as quick.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 16, 2014, 5:03 pm
Mr Website Man.
Please can we have some Christmassy Smilies??
Kip
 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Dec 16, 2014, 5:16 pm
(http://www.websmileys.com/sm/party/fest20.gif)  Doubtful, but you could get em from here http://www.websmileys.com/party.htm (http://www.websmileys.com/party.htm)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 21, 2014, 6:18 pm
Gotta share this.

Just been watching a programme presented by Mark Williams on Industrial Revelations.
Michael Faraday was asked by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer , "but dear sir what use will it be"
Faradays reply was "It is highly probable that one day you will be able to tax it"
Brilliant reply.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 21, 2014, 8:29 pm
Oops! should have said he was talking about electricity.
Kareless Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 24, 2014, 7:05 am
Ebay has told me that that "this is something you may like"
I could not resist looking and I am so captivated by the sales pitch that I desperately  hope I am not too late for Santa.

http://www.uggaustralia.co.uk/s/UGG-UK/darling-harness/887278928072.html?source=CSE_shopping.com&CAWELAID=620010700000056493.. (http://www.uggaustralia.co.uk/s/UGG-UK/darling-harness/887278928072.html?source=CSE_shopping.com&CAWELAID=620010700000056493..)
Kip




Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Dec 24, 2014, 10:14 am
If this can be done on a bicycle then I'm sure a hovercraft could do better  ???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WREyAicJXkM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WREyAicJXkM#ws)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 24, 2014, 2:07 pm
I can do that after a big helping of brussel sprouts.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 02, 2015, 8:03 am
This one is for John R who dared to pour scorn on my beloved Beetle engines.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 02, 2015, 11:25 am
There was nothing wrong with these old Singer sewing machines back in the 1930's  :P ;) ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 08, 2015, 12:06 pm
An interesting snippet from the Mercedes Club Gazette ( No, I am not a subscriber) Reference the new Merc engine.
"Much has been made of the sound of the new cars, which are far much quieter with a much subdued growl.
Bernie Ecclestone said after the Australian race that he was "horrified" by the lack of volume that was being produced complaining that the lack of dramas a  result of the new sound could have an impact on ticket sales".

Oh! If only we had the same problem or perhaps that where we are going wrong  ;) ;D
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 08, 2015, 3:12 pm
It's a paradigm. If people have got used to motor racing being noisy then that's what they expect. That paradigm will be dispelled when we see 500+HP electric racing cars.
"Enjoyment" of loud noise is like listening to your music at 100dB. You choose to listen to it and enjoy the volume.
A hovercraft or other noisy vehicle at 97dB is not a pleasant experience and people don't enjoy it despite it having a lower sound pressure level than the music.
With the racing it's that mental connection between noise and perceived power, that's why stupid teenagers put loud exhausts on their mopeds and 1.2 Corsas. They think they sound more powerful.

Things change, perceptions change and Ecclestone is a dinosaur.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 08, 2015, 6:18 pm
Silent drag racing????
Electric F1???
Get Outta of Here.
Kip
Ps. Now Diesel FI Would be something else.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jan 08, 2015, 6:36 pm

Electric F1???
.

I watch a few laps of he electric F1 a few weeks ago.  "Great way to help you sleep"  F1 is boring enough, chuck in an electric motor, looks like a funeral procession  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 11, 2015, 8:08 am
This kid is mind blowingly amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmALm66sENs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmALm66sENs)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 11, 2015, 9:07 am
Yes!
If she was invited to various rock concerts she could well bring the house down, but may well show up her aging stage compatriots as rather average instrumentalists.
I think her audition for "The Voice" could well founder though.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Jan 11, 2015, 10:24 am
Just watched a few of her YouTube vid's, a lot of talent there for sure.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 25, 2015, 8:41 pm
I think it's time to lighten the mood elsewhere.

What's the definition of the bravest man in the world??

The man who comes home drunk, covered in lipstick and smelling of
perfume, then slaps his wife on the backside and says: "You're next,
fatty."



Man walks into the bedroom with a sheep under his arm while his wife Is >lying in bed reading.
Man says: "This is the pig I have sex with when you've got a headache."
 Wife replies: "I think you'll find, that is a sheep."
Man replies: "I think you'll find I was talking to the sheep."
 
A man walks into his bedroom and sees his wife packing a suitcase.
He asks, "What are you doing?" She answers, "I'm moving to Sydney. I
 heard prostitutes there get paid £400 for doing what I do for you for
free."
Later that night, on her way out, the wife walks into the bedroom And
sees her husband packing his suitcase. When she asks him where he's
going, he replies, "I'm coming too I want to see how you live on £800 a
year".

 
 As she was unloading her items on the conveyor belt to check out, a
drunk standing behind her watched as she placed the items in front of the
cashier.
While the cashier was ringing up her purchases, the drunk calmly
stated, "You must be single."
The woman was a bit startled by this proclamation, but she was
intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since she was indeed single. She
looked at her six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly
unusual about her selections that could have tipped off the Drunk as to her
marital status.
Curiosity getting the better of her, she said, "Well, you know what,
you're absolutely correct. But how on earth did you know that?"


The drunk replied, "Cause you're ugly."

Publish and be damned Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 27, 2015, 4:46 pm
A useful site

http://www.marylandmetrics.com/tech/tubewt.htm (http://www.marylandmetrics.com/tech/tubewt.htm)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 28, 2015, 10:11 am
Loads of stuff on this one.
Just keep strolling right down.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&tbs=rimg%3ACd4lEvcx4nrdIjjD-9pSVbKxh4bYpznF33w73rDNpvifOBri8vk-gAGgSIsTZou_1lk8rpUBLmrPXqeT-51-r_1x0fpyoSCcP72lJVsrGHEXVgePxInip9KhIJhtinOcXffDsRj6a8OCdJ3_1YqEgnesM2m-J84GhG95BX0BRq_1DyoSCeLy-T6AAaBIEYPSv_1yE9nZwKhIJixNmi7-WTysRPoKK9iiCPUsqEgmlQEuas9ep5BHRL0PYybjwqioSCf7nX6v_1HR-nEXVgePxInip9&q=osprey%205%20hovercraft&ei=xbHIVIeuN4ea7gaNioCADw&ved=0CAkQ9C8wAA#imgdii=_ (https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&tbs=rimg%3ACd4lEvcx4nrdIjjD-9pSVbKxh4bYpznF33w73rDNpvifOBri8vk-gAGgSIsTZou_1lk8rpUBLmrPXqeT-51-r_1x0fpyoSCcP72lJVsrGHEXVgePxInip9KhIJhtinOcXffDsRj6a8OCdJ3_1YqEgnesM2m-J84GhG95BX0BRq_1DyoSCeLy-T6AAaBIEYPSv_1yE9nZwKhIJixNmi7-WTysRPoKK9iiCPUsqEgmlQEuas9ep5BHRL0PYybjwqioSCf7nX6v_1HR-nEXVgePxInip9&q=osprey%205%20hovercraft&ei=xbHIVIeuN4ea7gaNioCADw&ved=0CAkQ9C8wAA#imgdii=_)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 30, 2015, 8:19 am
My chickens. Jalfezi,Chasseur and Korma have started laying again. What's all that about.
Message ends.
Additional, I read a book without pictures.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jan 30, 2015, 8:48 am
My Chicken Fortress has successfully repulsed several Fox offensives this winter. Assisted by a sophisticated FAD system
(Fox Attack Dog)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 30, 2015, 11:16 am
My Bantam (mini Kiev) wasn't so lucky. In the high wind the fence blew in and she got out and something got in.
I thought she had gone for a wander but she stayed local but over a wide area.
Ps I thought you had a chicken rest home. Or are they laying again.
Don't forget to appease the wife they can just wake up dead or have accidents. Like it pulled its feathers out and jumped in the oven etc.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 01, 2015, 3:58 pm
Quiet ere today innit?
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 01, 2015, 4:17 pm
Like death warmed up with the lid off.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Feb 01, 2015, 5:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_QAywKP-jE&feature=pyv&ad=7591723377&kw=hovercraft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_QAywKP-jE&feature=pyv&ad=7591723377&kw=hovercraft)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 02, 2015, 10:41 pm
Ooops , we cut just a little too much off the fan blades :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 05, 2015, 9:12 pm
http://youtu.be/XMU2ndjiMeQ (http://youtu.be/XMU2ndjiMeQ)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 05, 2015, 10:59 pm
Clearing out my late parents  house and found lots of old magazines.


Fascinating  reading and most like new inside the front covers, even have the flyers still intact between the pages.


There's even a feature on "the electric light at the Paris exhibition"


Not bad for around 140 years old!


Dave.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 06, 2015, 5:42 pm
Anything about Thorneycrofts experiments with trapped bubble ships??? That was about that time!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 06, 2015, 5:51 pm
I thought it was Archimedes who had Eureka moments blowing bubbles in the bath.
Sorry Ian, could not stop myself.   :)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 06, 2015, 10:10 pm
Anything about Thorneycrofts experiments with trapped bubble ships??? That was about that time!
Not sure Ian, they are dated from 1880 - 1884ish from memory.


There's lots of ship related stuff in there though and even a feature on canoeing.


Not much car stuff for some reason...


Will check for your bubble ship thing. 
Dave.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 07, 2015, 1:51 pm
MUST be worth quite a bit?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 07, 2015, 2:47 pm
MUST be worth quite a bit?
I don't think so Nick, probably a fiver a go or something maybe?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 07, 2015, 6:11 pm
Frantically I tore off her dress, bra and knickers. My heart was racing but I just managed to close the wardrobe door before she got home.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 07, 2015, 6:47 pm
Thank you Gazza for sharing.  :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Feb 07, 2015, 8:37 pm
Frantically I tore off her dress, bra and knickers. My heart was racing but I just managed to close the wardrobe door before she got home.
... but you forgot to take the shoes off - do you really want me to post the pic  ??? ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 07, 2015, 8:50 pm
Publish and be dammed John.
He who dares and all that.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 07, 2015, 9:26 pm
Thank you Gazza for sharing.  :o

Ruth says that's "over sharing"
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 08, 2015, 11:55 am
Been ready to hover since 9 this morning.


Fog stops play :'(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 08, 2015, 1:31 pm
Haven't you got radar??
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 08, 2015, 5:13 pm
Cleared at about 4, it's never foggy here for more than an hour... 

Unless it's a Sunday, and the hover's all hitched up ready to go!

Dave.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 10, 2015, 7:04 pm
If you want to waste half an hour, click here (http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sidebyside.cfm#zoom=12&lat=51.85227&lon=-2.34774&layers=6) then navigate to the place of your choice!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Feb 10, 2015, 10:48 pm
If you want to waste half an hour, click here (http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sidebyside.cfm#zoom=12&lat=51.85227&lon=-2.34774&layers=6) then navigate to the place of your choice!


Only half an hour?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 14, 2015, 11:42 am
You have just got to watch this one
Kip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRIgmKGDqFM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRIgmKGDqFM)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 15, 2015, 7:56 pm
Based in United Kingdom, britishhovercraftltd has been an eBay member since 26 Oct, 2011
Taken from Ebay, with a feedback of 660.

 ??? ??? ???
Kip


 

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Feb 16, 2015, 6:06 am
Fishy!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 16, 2015, 8:48 am
Also from eBay:

 

 
The box below contains the User IDs that this member has used on eBay. 
 
 
 



 User ID  Effective Date  End Date
 
 britishhovercraftltd  03-Feb-15  Present 

 
 
 flyingfishhovercraftltd  26-Oct-11  03-Feb-15
 
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 16, 2015, 9:31 am
Confused it is that i am. Need a lie down now.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 16, 2015, 9:48 am
I would just like to know how this is possible that a new company can have an Ebay history.
I am not questioning the morality but more the logistics.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Feb 16, 2015, 10:31 am
All they have done is change their ebay user name.  Their ebay history is above

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 16, 2015, 12:23 pm
All they have done is change their ebay user name.  Their ebay history is above
Yes, easily done, even did myself yesterday. It's limited to one change every 30 days
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 16, 2015, 1:19 pm
Must admit that I am surprised that you can open up another account and take your history with you.
Funny old world innit??
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Feb 16, 2015, 1:35 pm
Must admit that I am surprised that you can open up another ltd company and leave trhe £280k det  history behind you.
Funny old world innit??
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 16, 2015, 1:38 pm
It's not a new account, just a change of user name and yes it's eBay policy to keep your history, feedback, etc
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 16, 2015, 2:11 pm
Any use to anyone
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321667540186?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321667540186?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 19, 2015, 9:24 am
Bbv getting lighter at the front. It's even saving me money
From 110 kg. happy happy happy.
It's easy. Cut out everything you like and stay out of greggs.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 19, 2015, 9:27 am
Mine is now 5 stone lighter in the front, but the driver is still hungry :-(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 19, 2015, 2:22 pm
I'm doing this for the good of hovercrafting as we know it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dave Munday on Feb 19, 2015, 5:02 pm
Gazza, Are you getting in shape for the nudist beach!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Feb 19, 2015, 6:49 pm
Don't start him on that again Dave!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dave Munday on Feb 19, 2015, 7:54 pm
Ahh Kim, was not me, Donna's the guilty party !!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 20, 2015, 12:46 pm
Oh yes. I will be "tackle out" hovercrafting fat or thin.
Although I will be respectful and not be bending over.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 20, 2015, 2:18 pm
Shot gun loaded just in case
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 20, 2015, 8:33 pm
Yorkshire wedding cake.
This is an actual product made by our local award winning butcher.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 20, 2015, 11:09 pm
A real LOL if ever I saw one. Brill
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 22, 2015, 4:24 pm
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11809806.Super_tide_creates_spectacular_Severn_bore/?ref=mr (http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11809806.Super_tide_creates_spectacular_Severn_bore/?ref=mr)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 22, 2015, 7:16 pm
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11809806.Super_tide_creates_spectacular_Severn_bore/?ref=mr (http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11809806.Super_tide_creates_spectacular_Severn_bore/?ref=mr)


After 20 years living in Gloucester I finally got to see a bore!

Amazing to see the river rise 10ft or more in in 20 seconds, and another 10 ft in the next couple of minutes.

This was taken from Minsterworth Ham.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 22, 2015, 7:25 pm
meanwhile at Weston ...............................
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 22, 2015, 7:27 pm
Looks amazing Ian.

We have a bore that runs into morcombe bay at times, it's only about 3 feet high though.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 22, 2015, 8:23 pm
Managed a little run out this morning,


Didn't want to get caught up with the 10.2 meter tide so couldn't go too far.


Even though it was 2 degrees with a biting wind that whipped up the powdery sand it was still good to get out!


Dave.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 23, 2015, 10:36 am
Dave what app is that please.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Feb 23, 2015, 3:41 pm
It's called "map my tracks" gaz


It's just a free one on my iPhone, seems to work ok though.


Dave.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 23, 2015, 8:35 pm
I will give it a go.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 25, 2015, 6:54 pm
From the Gary Spielburger Studios.
Paint drying the movie pt 1
http://youtu.be/-hwuesPN_Lk (http://youtu.be/-hwuesPN_Lk)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 25, 2015, 6:55 pm
Pt 2.
http://youtu.be/Uf7MgyZZ450 (http://youtu.be/Uf7MgyZZ450)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 25, 2015, 8:24 pm
 :Can't wait for the sequel :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 25, 2015, 10:49 pm
Please don't spoil it for us by telling us the end.
Mentally wrung dry and taking Paracetomol by the handful
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 25, 2015, 10:55 pm


To make a video of paint drying is easy.
To make it more interesting will be a challenge. Please consider a larger brush next time to move the action on just a tad as i could feel my interest beginning to "waver" OR ----You could paint some WASHERS perhaps to add just a little more oomph, and set it to "Ride of the Valkeries" perhaps?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 26, 2015, 7:03 am
I will take it on board but I am physically exhausted. This film making take it out of you. The pampering and diva behaviour of the stars is mind boggling. My do chicken cam next but I have heard bad things about working with animals b
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Feb 26, 2015, 8:05 am
You show have your own TV channel, "Dickovery Channel" sound about right?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 26, 2015, 8:52 am
OK,
After a good nights sleep I am ready for it.

How did it end??

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 26, 2015, 8:30 pm
Interesting article from the 4x4 Response forum:

http://www.mountainsafety.co.uk/EP-999-or-112-Which-is-Best.aspx (http://www.mountainsafety.co.uk/EP-999-or-112-Which-is-Best.aspx)


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 02, 2015, 7:52 am
Fifty shades of Gaz.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 02, 2015, 8:22 am
The girl would be in heaven. I just hope her heart holds out.
All she wants now is for Hannibal Lecter to leap out
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Mar 02, 2015, 11:58 am
I like the build up but the ending blows.... :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Mar 02, 2015, 5:11 pm
Funny that gaz  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 03, 2015, 3:12 am
Any one else can't sleep??
Thought our new friend Pete might be around ;)

Kip who Can't.
Ps. Know where I can find a night nurse?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 03, 2015, 8:37 am
They usually rent by the hour Kip, with special rates for silver tops






So i understand.
Gazza is this shades thing to do with the  8)  type or am i missing something?
Confused of Yorkshire.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 04, 2015, 8:51 pm
I'm confused two Nick.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 05, 2015, 8:30 am
I'm confused two Nick.

You will always be a number two to me Gazza

Kip  :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 05, 2015, 8:38 am
💩
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 05, 2015, 8:55 am
Is that all you've done this morning?
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 05, 2015, 9:03 am
Yep
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 05, 2015, 6:44 pm
too not two
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 05, 2015, 10:08 pm
TOO late mate. Tee Hee Hee.
Kip ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Peter Ward on Mar 06, 2015, 3:14 am
Kip I lost your number
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 06, 2015, 6:28 pm
Peter, Sent you PM.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 07, 2015, 6:04 pm
Kip I bet you had one of these,
I thought it about time to buy British
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 07, 2015, 7:25 pm
Nope, but I had it's bigger brother. A Gold Flash, then the kids came along and I stuck on a sidecar.
 I once had a 1936  BSA Scout 3 wheeler. 2 up front and one rear. 1000cc v twin
I paid 30 bob for it, ie £1.50 as it had a bent ducks arse  so I fixed it up with Dexion and hardboard.
Oh happy days
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 10, 2015, 7:13 am
A little birdie told me so I checked.
The website domain Osprey Hovercraft .co.uk was purchased by a Mr Russ Pullen on 14th Nov 2013 and updated 14th Oct 2014.
It's a good job my shirts wont fit him!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 10, 2015, 7:45 am
Just noticed. Nowt to do with Owt has passed its 100,000 hit mark
Appy Burfday to you
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 10, 2015, 8:33 am
I bet you never thought when deciding what to call "it" that "it" would prove so popular and fitting for anything non-hovery. Am i correct in assuming you get only £1 for each hit?  :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Mar 10, 2015, 5:53 pm
Before they invented radar

http://www.funonthenet.in/forums/index.php?topic=206137.0 (http://www.funonthenet.in/forums/index.php?topic=206137.0)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Mar 10, 2015, 6:05 pm
Before they invented radar

http://www.funonthenet.in/forums/index.php?topic=206137.0 (http://www.funonthenet.in/forums/index.php?topic=206137.0)

Site contains malware apparently!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 11, 2015, 6:58 pm
Not enough money in the world for me to do this job.  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCYZZPwJr_c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCYZZPwJr_c)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 11, 2015, 7:54 pm
Crapping myself just watching it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 11, 2015, 9:39 pm
Crapping myself just watching it.

I felt real unwell when I watched it.  People doing this for a job must have a large lorry, just to carry their *alls  ???
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 11, 2015, 9:53 pm
I watched this one a while back ,it really lets you see the height from the remote camera
view.       not sure that i could ever have climbed that high even when i might have given it a go in my teen years .  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BgzIZRfT8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BgzIZRfT8)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Mar 13, 2015, 7:44 am



Is that a MG midget hiding away there gaz?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 16, 2015, 5:49 pm
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281631300413?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281631300413?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)
Would you believe 9 watchers and one offer already.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 16, 2015, 9:42 pm
Sure could be a lot of fun for someone. ✊
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 16, 2015, 10:15 pm
 Wii only post to UK so that's me out :) :D :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 17, 2015, 8:57 pm


Is that a MG midget hiding away there gaz?
Yes it is. And a tvr tasmin out of shot.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on Mar 18, 2015, 10:55 am
Thought so, here's mine I had back in '88 I think.


Loved that car went all over the country in it, gave it away in the end sadly.  :'(


Always wanted a wedge as well but I doubt that will happen now unfortunately.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 18, 2015, 5:24 pm
We're on the way 42 watchers! ( Mainly you lot I would imagine) 2 offers of £50.00 and a bid of 99p. Yiiiipeeee
I could take the 50 but I am curious as to what it will go for

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Mar 18, 2015, 8:27 pm
i should have put this on as a fixer upper before it went in the bin a little bit each week
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 20, 2015, 7:54 am
There back.
https://www.facebook.com/garyfirth67/posts/10152822636972862 (https://www.facebook.com/garyfirth67/posts/10152822636972862)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 20, 2015, 7:04 pm
They claim its going to make 80mph with 140 lbf thrust from 60hp  :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 20, 2015, 7:13 pm
They claim its going to make 80mph with 140 lbf thrust from 60hp  :-X
Not a problem, downhill :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Mar 20, 2015, 7:17 pm
They will have to drive it over a big waterfall to achieve that  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 21, 2015, 7:52 am
Must have the same publicist as that "Hovpod F!" nu... err bloke! If you tell people the same rubbish for long enough some of em will start believing it!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 21, 2015, 8:31 am
Now play nicely please, or theres no lemon squash-----
It IS sad however we never seem to join up styilists that have obviously designed THIS craft. AND The Mercier Jones looks COOL.
Clearly there ARE more important matters than oooh that looks cool, such as thrust devices in evidence, that --- well actually thrust !
It is "perhaps a shame" that weve got good lookers OR good hoverers.
AFTER all these many years is it not time there was a "mutual coming together" of stylists  and knowledgeable practical engineers?
We ALWAYS have -1-- style cool man-but  barely works ---- OR  2 THIS works well ----shame about the face🏃💨  👀.     
Join the two at concept stage and youve got a winner
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Mar 21, 2015, 8:45 am

We ALWAYS have -1-- style cool man-but  barely works ---- OR  2 THIS works well ----shame about the face  .     

Bit like women then
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 21, 2015, 1:05 pm
I am afraid it applies fairly closely to me.
You must now work out which I am------👴💤💤💤💤💤💤
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 21, 2015, 5:46 pm
This was the concept design for the Otter.

Of course this had to be compromised to turn it into a real craft, the main issue was the £25k it was going to cost to get a bespoke windscreen, and some issues to do with airflow at the stern.

I'll let you decide how well the concept translated into the real craft.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 21, 2015, 6:57 pm
So THATS why they are all yellow!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Mar 21, 2015, 7:35 pm
Sorry Ian but the concept looks better
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 21, 2015, 9:16 pm
http://mccluresmagazine.com/_featured-2/how-men-and-women-think-differently-the-nothing-box (http://mccluresmagazine.com/_featured-2/how-men-and-women-think-differently-the-nothing-box)

I like my "nothing box"
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 21, 2015, 10:25 pm
Perhaps the virtual craft looks swoopier, but the actual craft exists! And that makes it the winner in my eyes! One thing I believe is obvious- the screen dictates the style and as such there must be a 3D curve perhaps rear screen out there to improve front end style. Also the real craft is off cushion giving it a crumpled deflated appearance. Turgid skirts are better. Lets compare virtual on cushion with real life on cushion. There would be little in it.
Graphics can work wonders and would be so easy to graft onto a digital image.
No need to change the hull, just alter the perception!
IF beauty is in its operational efficiency---- just think if she looked like sex in a skirt?  :o 💃
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: hovmart on Mar 22, 2015, 9:21 am
dont know why people dont start with screen from some thing else like tigra £65

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 22, 2015, 1:36 pm
This was the concept design for the Otter.

Of course this had to be compromised to turn it into a real craft, the main issue was the £25k it was going to cost to get a bespoke windscreen, and some issues to do with airflow at the stern.

I'll let you decide how well the concept translated into the real craft.

I think this manufacturer has copied the hovtec design :o

http://mahabis.com/pages/the-slipper (http://mahabis.com/pages/the-slipper)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 22, 2015, 3:24 pm
I thought the name "The Slipper" was already dedicated to the TS3.
Kip  :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 22, 2015, 5:09 pm
I thought the name "The Slipper" was already dedicated to the TS3.
Kip  :)

The TS3 is the old mans slipper, the Otter is the new designer slipper  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 22, 2015, 5:32 pm
Fair enuff.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 22, 2015, 7:19 pm
Talking of designer fashion.
Cop a load of this. Latest release from Primark.
I am doing a Midnight Pyjama fund raising walk in June  and this will be covered in red, white and blue
Leds .
Cry yer eyes out Gazza
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Mar 22, 2015, 8:41 pm
I'll be having nightmares tonight Kip  ;D

What charity are you raising money for?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 22, 2015, 9:39 pm
A charity called 4 Sight, West Sussex association for the blind.
My son Paul went blind around 16 years ago (dreaded Diabetes) and I slowly got roped in on various activities.
I now run a club called Mowolif (Men only women occasionally let in free) and am a fundraiser for 4Sight.
Also a helper on 4 Sight rambles, which I much enjoy..
I will be attacking you all later to sponsor me. It's only a 10k walk so be prepared to cough up..
Glad to be involved as I have a pretty busy life one way or another.
Kip.

Ps; There's that "pretty" again
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 22, 2015, 10:13 pm
Clearly there is something going about, and we suggest staying indoors until it pretty much goes away.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Mar 22, 2015, 10:16 pm
OMG, care in the community is clearly alive and well!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 29, 2015, 11:33 am
Building an extension. Well it's like an extension. Ok so it's not an extension in the normal context. Well truth be told it's  not even an extension but it's like one. Building a bigger Minnebago.
It will be Minnebago 2. It's a swb vivaro,turbo nutter. Same principle as the last one.CHEAP.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Mar 29, 2015, 12:53 pm
What material are you using for the casings, how heavy is it? I'm thinking of changing my van for a hiace lwb with hi top for more space and room for the children. PS if only dogs had opposable thumbs:-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 29, 2015, 7:55 pm
18mm mdf. Heavy but mine has less than two 8x4 sheets. So not too bad. Minnebago one had 8mm and 2x2 skeleton,but it was a smaller van.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 02, 2015, 5:40 pm
Absolute bargain from an absolute genuine guy.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281650658104?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281650658104?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 02, 2015, 6:49 pm
I do like this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMpQUsQcJFg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMpQUsQcJFg)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 02, 2015, 7:02 pm
This kid will one day rule the world
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=925253947497366 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=925253947497366)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 04, 2015, 12:01 am
 Today when I finished work the client invited me to see his shed, inside were several 1970/80's BMWs, a DBS, a 1937 Rolls, some MG's and Jag's. THEN on the lift was a car, I could only see the underneath. The body is in very bad condition but the chassis is ok.. Looking at it  I found it's an Irish reg 1969 British made car with 4 wheel drive and ABS brakes . It took me a while until I looked up and saw the remains of a very distinctive curved rear screen .  No prize for guessing what it is? :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Apr 04, 2015, 6:58 am
not got a FF'ing clue!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 04, 2015, 8:19 am
not got a FF'ing clue!
;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Apr 04, 2015, 8:33 am
Precisely Gaz, all 7+ litre of it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 8:39 am
not got a FF'ing clue!

No it's not a Flying Fish

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 04, 2015, 8:42 am
Your definitely correct there Kip  ;D

I have a funny feeling that a certain famous car driver was named after the manufacturer  :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Apr 04, 2015, 8:46 am
I thought I might be able to intercept the answer, but no...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 04, 2015, 9:12 am
I thought I might be able to intercept the answer, but no...
:) :)That took a few seconds to see what you did there  :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Apr 04, 2015, 9:31 am
An allegro?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 04, 2015, 10:53 am
Precisely Gaz, all 7+ litre of it.
I think all bar one were 6.3l ,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Apr 04, 2015, 11:01 am
Something very British about how well they rotted :-)

Mind you most cars did from that era. 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Apr 04, 2015, 12:43 pm
I think all bar one were 6.3l ,
Just assumed this one had to be the one.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 04, 2015, 1:51 pm
Jenson interseptor with the Ferguson 4 wheel drive
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 04, 2015, 2:32 pm
Jenson interseptor with the Ferguson 4 wheel drive
Whatever you do , do not call it an Interceptor with 4 wheel drive :) You will be quickly told its a different beast , 5 inches longer, different front suspension, main chassis tubes in a different place, wider nose etc etc.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 3:30 pm
Talk about anoraks!!!

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 04, 2015, 4:18 pm
I worked  for a guy that had 2 of them in the early 80s  he also had 2  lola formula 5000, one that he had raced and one that had a burned out melted engine that Jim Clark raced and crashed..he sold both 10 years ago to a museum and then went and bought a new Lambo from the factory when he was about 70 and ran about with Italian plates on it till he passed away last year..his run about car when i worked for him was Ferrari 308 , you just could not go anywhere with him without everyone noticing you . 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 04, 2015, 4:30 pm
Talk about anoraks!!!

Kip


If you ask me nicely I'll get permission to get you into his shed,  :)


Anorak? How does he know the spare tyres for the 1937  Rolls are originals? Because they are Dunlops marked "Made in the Irish Free State"which as everybody knows ceased to exist at midnight on 29th of December 1937.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 5:22 pm




Anorak? How does he know the spare tyres for the 1937  Rolls are originals? Because they are Dunlops marked "Made in the Irish Free State"which as everybody knows ceased to exist at midnight on 29th of December 1937.

OMG!!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 6:15 pm
Can someone please tell me the max size for images on our forum.
Cheers Me Dears
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Apr 04, 2015, 6:45 pm
4Mbytes (4096K) is the file upload limit on the server.    Images are resized downward to 1024x768px after upload anyway so, to save yourself some time, just resize before uploading or attaching.  For Windows use Paint (in the Start menu) to open the image on your computer, resize and save - takes about 3 seconds.

It's always better to upload images to the Gallery (http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php?action=post;topic=1588.0;last_msg=42571#) rather than as an attachment to a post as it's then much easier to find the image later.  You can add a link (or links) to a Gallery image in your post just by copying the "Direct Link" URL that shows below the image when you view it in the Gallery.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 6:49 pm
Ta John
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 04, 2015, 6:51 pm
MY John, thats priceless! I understand, not all of the content, but i DO understand that my IT knowledge needs work----
Ive just gone over to Apple which does not seem to need resizing, as it loads up anyway.
KIP thanks for that MIME girl you tube thing. They are gorgeous and clearly had a load of fun making that. MOST entertaining, especially the "nude" bit------- :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 6:59 pm
Was there a nude bit??
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 04, 2015, 7:06 pm
yep ---or was that my wishful thinking again? ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 7:20 pm
Doing a repair job on a craft produced by "The largest manufacturer of small hovercraft in the world"
How not to run wires and what happens to a battery earth cable totally immersed in water for 3 years.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Apr 04, 2015, 9:38 pm
That doesnt look like water damage to me ... Looks like its been in a solvent? Could it have been sitting in petrol?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 04, 2015, 9:55 pm
Could have been both as it ran under a GRP built in tank that was falling apart.
External blisters you could push a screwdriver straight through with little effort.
2 craft with desperately failing GRP tanks.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 04, 2015, 11:36 pm
Is anyone still supplying fibreglass tanks in new craft these days ? , my tank failed as well after i left it full for a few years after the last engine failure ..been using the fuel that was in it to cut the grass for 5 years now  ;)
it blistered at the top front lhs and starter weeping.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 15, 2015, 8:02 pm
Tonight on discovery. 9pm.
What could possibly go wrong. Home built hovercraft ?....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 15, 2015, 11:02 pm
stuff hovercraft and its lack of development these guys built this in a matter of months  ;) ::)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrF_ae_8BAo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrF_ae_8BAo)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 16, 2015, 6:08 am
Amazing machine put together by great guys I wish them well.
As for the totally unrelated topic of hovercraft development
 Griffon, Ian, John and others should be ashamed of themselves.

What gives with the negativity???  ???
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 16, 2015, 11:16 pm
Kip
 Griffon Ian and John are in a different league to the manufacturers of small cruising hovercraft in the uk as they are prepared to do lots of development work before a machine is released for sale to the public unlike most of the people involved making machines here ...build it and flog it and let the punter find out what the bad bits are is the usual from what i have seen over the last 14 years of taking a interest in the sport ..
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 17, 2015, 8:17 am
Maybe they are just little guys trying to make a living as best they can.
I know having been there.
Can't stop. Off to polish my Ferrari for my trip to Monaco.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Apr 17, 2015, 9:59 am
...build it and flog it and let the punter find out what the bad bits are

.... sounds like a big US software developer .............. :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 17, 2015, 10:56 am
Well im heading out to fit a new sump on my van Kip as i cant afford to buy a new van , Im one of the small guys in the building trade but that does mean I supply iffy goods or jobs to my customers , If you look after your customers they will keep coming back and using your services again . one hit wonders in the building trade are called cowboys , what are the called in the hovercraft industry ?  being a small company does not give them the right to sell something that has not been properly developed .sorry its just the way i look at the world as i have seen to many people get involved in hovercraft and then go with a bad feeling because the machine they ended up with was flawed .
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 17, 2015, 12:53 pm
And the wheels on the bus go round and round.
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 17, 2015, 3:44 pm
unless someone tries to reinvent them  ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7odK55gkI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7odK55gkI)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 17, 2015, 4:57 pm
Touche!
But as we can see, some things are best left alone
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 17, 2015, 9:35 pm
Bargain Time
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121624436546?ru=http%3A%2F (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121624436546?ru=http%3A%2F)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Apr 17, 2015, 10:03 pm
Plus vat, lol
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Apr 17, 2015, 10:11 pm
The price appears to be flexible from what I've heard. I'd love to see it in operation ... Could be alright as long as you don't mind sitting on top of the lift engine.  Mind it does have "reconditioned" engines wonder what happened to them?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Apr 18, 2015, 1:45 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3043298/Is-hovercraft-plane-No-s-Chinese-CYG-11-craft-fly-float-cushion-air-sea.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3043298/Is-hovercraft-plane-No-s-Chinese-CYG-11-craft-fly-float-cushion-air-sea.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 18, 2015, 6:17 pm
My THAT is not cheap--- :o
Or a hovercraft?----
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Apr 18, 2015, 9:41 pm
Today :........

The coastguard had to be called out after 15 people got stuck in mud while taking part in a hi-tech seaside treasure hunt.


A lifeboat, two helicopters, coastguard teams and a fire service hovercraft joined the rescue operation after eyewitnesses reported people in difficulty at Wood Spring Bay in Clevedon, North Somerset.


Two of those stranded were airlifted to shore by the coastguard helicopter, 11 others were able to make their own way back and two decided to remain on scene.


The group been geocaching, which uses a mobile phone signal to hunt for buried treasures.


Roger Reed, senior maritime operations officer for HM Coastguard said: "The report came to us at just after midday today that 15 people were stuck in the mud and needing assistance.


"We have since discovered that they were undertaking the hobby of geocaching. This was in an extremely dangerous place and we would not encourage others to search in these areas because there are complex tidal patterns and deep mud.

"We would encourage all groups who are undertaking activities such as these to contact us with details of their event so that we have all of the information that we need to ensure the safety of those involved."

Two motorcyclists raised the alarm at midday on Saturday after spotting the people stranded in mud.

Clevedon Lifeboat attended, the coastguard helicopter from Portland, a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor, the Portishead RNLI inshore lifeboat and teams from the Weston-super-Mare and Portishead Coastguard Rescue and the Somerset Fire and Rescue Firefly Hovercraft all attended the scene.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 01, 2015, 7:36 am
I have just repaired a GRP Hovpod with frontal damage.
I noticed that it had 21 0ff 3ins holes in the front and 41 off 1 inch holes everywhere else.
A 1inch hole = 0.8 sq/ins x 41=32inches
Combined there is a total escape area of 1.3 sq/ft which is woefully inadequate.
I would advise any Hovpod owner to check what they have on their craft.
I think the owner will be suprised how well it lifts with 62 off 3ins holes!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 01, 2015, 6:24 pm
WoW---
IF anyone out there has one----Do the plastic Hovpods have similar small skirt feeds, as the material is well strong enough to increase feed holes.
Well spotted Kip.
Will you be charging extra for "skirt cushion maximisation"? 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 01, 2015, 6:58 pm
You cannot beat a good free flowing discharge of air in the nether regions.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 01, 2015, 7:25 pm
I never knew that laser stood for  light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 01, 2015, 7:33 pm
Me neither.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 02, 2015, 12:56 pm
You cannot beat a good free flowing discharge of air in the nether regions.
Kip

That will be a massive improvement in the thrust-lift balance.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 04, 2015, 4:38 pm
A mind boggler for you.

https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/new-ssbb-vehicle-first-of-its-kind-for-emergency-blood-deliveries/ (https://shropshireandstaffordshirebloodbikes.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/new-ssbb-vehicle-first-of-its-kind-for-emergency-blood-deliveries/)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 04, 2015, 7:00 pm
Yes I kept pinching myself whilst checking the Calendar for 01-04-15. Clearly it ISNT a wind up but sure feels like one. How it can EVER deliver faster than a high powered motorbike allowed to go down bus/taxi lanes is beyond my ken.
This is a Scottish phrase which can be Googled if necessary.  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 04, 2015, 7:04 pm
Hovercraft on the roads???? I feel they have dubious advice ... there's a small issue called "camber", and thats if you overlook the absence of anything resembling brakes.

On the Trent, now that I can see, so long as the speed limit is waived.

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 04, 2015, 7:31 pm
Who are the British Hovercraft Association?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on May 04, 2015, 7:50 pm
The date is the BIG clue - or maybe I'm wrong and the Lake District has moved to Sweden (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hovercraft+IH6&biw=1271&bih=877&tbm=isch&imgil=F5nrXxjU_r0brM%253A%253BjEuyZalePgGocM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.youtube.com%25252Fwatch%25253Fv%2525253DWpAtCJ3YF74&source=iu&pf=m&fir=F5nrXxjU_r0brM%253A%252CjEuyZalePgGocM%252C_&usg=__y5wVaydHABSahja32YfnCVQtATg%3D&ved=0CDMQyjc&ei=or9HVaPPG-aE7gb23ICoCw#imgrc=F5nrXxjU_r0brM%253A%3BjEuyZalePgGocM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi.ytimg.com%252Fvi%252FWpAtCJ3YF74%252Fhqdefault.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Fwatch%253Fv%253DWpAtCJ3YF74%3B450%3B360)?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on May 04, 2015, 8:02 pm
Like than name of the craft, :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 04, 2015, 9:45 pm
Now ... how do I get this pesky hook out of my lip????
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 06, 2015, 6:33 pm
Geography lesson.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 06, 2015, 7:15 pm
Gloriarse! I did not know Yorkshire was ALL socialist------
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 07, 2015, 9:06 am
No words needed  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 07, 2015, 11:28 am
Sweet as a nut Al---Bang on the money! ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 07, 2015, 4:11 pm
Oh, you are so septical.
Kip

Ps, No, it is spelt correct. :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on May 08, 2015, 8:47 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sDMOa5jqHA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sDMOa5jqHA)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Cumbria Dave on May 12, 2015, 9:45 pm
http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/7th-september-1989/61/novercrash (http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/7th-september-1989/61/novercrash)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on May 13, 2015, 7:56 am
I'll bet this is a major buzz (or an underwear change  :D ):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czy0pXRRZcs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czy0pXRRZcs)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 13, 2015, 8:06 am
Youtube says I am not Allowed / Able to view this?! ::)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on May 13, 2015, 9:10 am
Nice!  Youtube (Google) have just changed the API that allows video to be embedded in web pages - to howls of protest amongst web developers!  Even worse it's disabled any Smart TV's/boxes made before 2012 or so  ::)

I've fixed the embed stuff and it seem OK now.  Also fixed THIS video  (http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php/topic,5321.msg43187/topicseen.html#new)that was added last night.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 13, 2015, 10:12 am
Thanks john. Its a strange world ? ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on May 15, 2015, 12:14 pm
Hi, can anyone recommend a drawing program to allow me to draw 3D renderings ie; skirts? Free would be good. :-[ . Thanks.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on May 15, 2015, 1:03 pm
Sketchup (http://www.google.co.uk/aclk?sa=l&ai=C4VuIrt9VVfmEOMbs7QbQvoCICvKEkMoGuqSZ9cIBubjsQQgAEAFgu57Ig9wKoAGm27PeA8gBAaoEIk_QAqLJ75d-3yA8hGRV-TriBFAQUMYQ2MIhrvsGo1NP2Ci6BRMI8OuHo9nDxQIVxxfbCh2PqAABygUAgAfCpMwhkAcBqAemvhvYBwE&ei=rt9VVfDcNMev7AaP0YII&sig=AOD64_0wHeXYQR2D8zMYKFR6Vi_cjfmbuA&clui=0&rct=j&q=&sqi=2&ved=0CB4Q0Qw&adurl=http://clickserve.dartsearch.net/link/click%3Flid%3D43700006391892777%26ds_s_kwgid%3D58700000439910324%26ds_e_adid%3D52385195434%26ds_e_matchtype%3Dsearch%26ds_e_device%3Dc%26ds_url_v%3D2&cad=rja) It won't unfold 3d shapes though so you'll need to be careful not to accidentally create compound curves.   THIS has good info  (https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Theory_Design_of_Air_Cushion_Craft.html?id=aJT0gK710LwC&hl=en)on skirt design and the compromises needed - good luck with that!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on May 15, 2015, 2:41 pm
Solid works and pro engineer do free light student editions, you can draw complex shapes in both in sheet metal mode and create flat pattern drawings from them. Bag skirts would be very easy to draw in this and flatten out
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 23, 2015, 1:31 pm
Love this guys sense of humour
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Barn-Find-/221772566411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item33a2accf8b (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Barn-Find-/221772566411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item33a2accf8b)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on May 23, 2015, 9:31 pm
that is funny
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 28, 2015, 6:32 am
I can think of at least one person who will find this interesting

http://www.offroadvw.net/tech/wes/fan.html (http://www.offroadvw.net/tech/wes/fan.html)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 29, 2015, 4:29 pm
I might need 2 coils for a 23hp Briggs.
Where's the best place to shop?
Cheers,

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on May 29, 2015, 8:01 pm
As an avid consumer of coils, I've used Briggs bits, Ebay and Midland power, the latter are trade only though.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on May 30, 2015, 8:51 am
Briggs bits might nit be the cheapest, but they send you the correct part
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 31, 2015, 9:39 am
Briggs Bits it is then.
Cheers Chaps
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Iain Smart on Jun 02, 2015, 1:28 pm
There have been some interesting/crazy people out there:
http://www.odometer.com/rides/6537/15-of-historys-wackiest-rides#slide/0
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 21, 2015, 11:57 pm
I don't know how these aerobatic guys do this - superb spatial ability.  Sick bag ready!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 23, 2015, 4:06 pm
OMG. Now I know why they call it a joystick.
Amazing video in many ways. I think I'm in love.
Cold shower time.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Jun 25, 2015, 1:03 pm
WOW - So that's why Putin likes Sochi so much - I didn't know Debbie Harry had a Russian cousin. Incredible what an amazing thing to see.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Jun 26, 2015, 11:01 am
Got to add to WOW - That is one of those videos that makes you feel you are actually there - It seems to make your life bigger - Such skill - She makes it look so easy and so beautiful.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jun 26, 2015, 4:07 pm
I was bored.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 26, 2015, 4:34 pm
Lying Toerag (Whatever that is)
Kip   :-* :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jun 28, 2015, 10:41 am
http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/mid-solent-drama-as-hovercraft-prop-breaks

Looks like a near one in the Solent last night !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jun 28, 2015, 7:03 pm
This is the second similar event  :( The MCA will be all over it.

Wonder if they might begin to consider our (more conservative) view of safe propeller speeds to be more sensible next time we are talking about it???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Jun 28, 2015, 7:41 pm
It was apparently FOD - Island Express is back in service. May take a while to get Freedom 90 up and running again - and shows the company have little in the way of redundancy for when such events occur. I think the new craft are due this year.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jun 28, 2015, 8:36 pm
Thats good - if it is definitely an isolated incident then it shouldn't cause the fleet to be grounded. Prop failures are not common but are not unknown in general aviation - a prop was lost from a Dash 8 in Birmingham last year due to a birdstrike.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jun 28, 2015, 9:59 pm
 :P   Ian, you're starting to worry me with that huge prop on the Vanguard !    :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 28, 2015, 10:24 pm
The Ultraprop on the Vanguard is run at around half it's full rated speed (and it's tested with ball bearings and other cr$p thrown through it at full rated speed).   

In any case, the cone netting on the plans will deflect any large debris and prevent it getting to the blades - maybe the large craft could copy what we do and prevent FOD incidents  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 09, 2015, 8:20 pm
I would have thought a little more info would be helpful
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261961127416?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D261961127416%26_rdc%3D1
Kip


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 09, 2015, 8:37 pm
Its not really a good fit with the other items he has for sale :) :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jul 09, 2015, 9:26 pm
mmmm ,   would you buy a used aircraft engine off eBay ......................    :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 09, 2015, 9:40 pm
Maybe this is relevant.


 
 Rotorway Exec
Data from Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999/2000 [7]
General characteristics
Crew: 2
Length: 22 ft (6.71 m)
Rotor diameter: 25 ft (7.62 m)
Height: 8 ft (2.44 m)
Disc area: 380 sq ft (35.4 m²)
Empty weight: 975 lb (442 kg)
Useful load: 525 lb (238 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × RotorWay RI 162F flat-four piston engine, 150 hp (112 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 115 mph (100 knots, 185 km/h) at sea level
Cruise speed: 95 mph (82 knots, 153 km/h)
Range: 180 mi (156 nmi, 290 km)
Endurance: 2 hr with maximum fuel
Service ceiling: 5,000 ft (1,525 m) hover ceiling, out of ground effect
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)

Kip

 






Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 16, 2015, 12:47 pm
Watch in wonder.
Brill
Kip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxgXyArM2A8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxgXyArM2A8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jul 16, 2015, 1:26 pm
Clearly "mans" ingenuity knows no bounds!
Thanks for that!
Four yrs on and 1350 replies.
Nice One---
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 16, 2015, 2:54 pm
(Four yrs on and 1350 replies.)

Wotsthat??

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jul 16, 2015, 3:23 pm
"Nowt to do with OWT" is 4 yrs on and those replies to it
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 16, 2015, 5:15 pm
Gotcher, smart a--e
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Jul 17, 2015, 10:17 am
And as if by magic, it continues  ;)   ??? :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAN-PwRfJcA
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jul 30, 2015, 1:52 am
Shakey, Shakey,,,bit of a rumble here this morning at 0945 hrs....5.3 earthquake!  ??? Made the windows rattle...Second one ( another at 5.6 ) in a few months. Hope this is not becoming a trend around here   :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Aug 01, 2015, 10:11 am
3 more earthquakes today 5.7 thru 3.4 richter. Getting anxious... ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 01, 2015, 6:27 pm
 I was not aware earth quakes were prevalent where you live? Are you "Oooop North" near the pacific ring?
I once felt one, and it was decidedly weird. :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 01, 2015, 7:46 pm
Rennies work for me
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Aug 02, 2015, 1:29 am
Hi Nick,, not prevalent but occasional, but 8 earthquakes in a few weeks is a bit worrying.  ??? Scale seems to be diminishing so maybe the episode has passed... :-\ ...Bundaberg, ( 80 k North of us) is an extremely flat area but has an ancient volcanic cone near the CBD. All the "Well to Do's" live on its' slopes to get the view "Don't you know"..They may be in for more than they bargained for if this keps up!... ;D On a more personal note I just finished a big renno on the bathroom & kitchen,,don't need those new tiles coming off the walls!! >:(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 02, 2015, 12:01 pm
Downloaded Windows 10 yesterday.
All went well but it would not recognise anything to do with Internet Explorer inc all of my shortcuts.
When you go over to Microsoft Edge  which is brill and so fast however all is OK.
With Edge I don't think you need any other browsers
No more passwords and loads of good stuff.
Lots to learn but a good move.
I look forward to hear what the PC maestros have to say.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Aug 02, 2015, 12:07 pm
Thought about this the other day but being slightly computer illiterate thought I would wait to see if there are any problems!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 02, 2015, 12:09 pm
Just discovered I can't do Smileys or change any features, eg text size, colours ,etc on this forum.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Aug 02, 2015, 12:36 pm
Early reviews are positive and they seem to carried out some pretty extensive testing but, being Microsoft, I'd still give it a few months before using it  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 02, 2015, 12:40 pm
John, I think they needed a nerd to test it for them and my name just came up.
Does that make me a pioneer ??
Fortunately I have a whizz kid neighbour who can sort out any problems as they appear.
Already though I do like what I have discovered.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 04, 2015, 8:28 pm
Just for you Kim.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 05, 2015, 10:29 pm
Oh , the impetuousness of youth!!!
Windows 10 is a nightmare.
 Everything totally b-------d up big time.
Thank someone for giving you 30 days to return to your old system.
They can stick it where the sun has no chance on of finding it.
 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :
.Just to prove I've got me smileys back etc
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 05, 2015, 11:37 pm
or as our Land Rover dealer used to say - drive the b thing where the sun don't shine, open the doors and back out.......

Thanks for the warning - !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Aug 06, 2015, 12:55 pm
Thanks for the ladder joke again Gazza - I'd only just managed to get it out of my head from Porthmadog!!!! >:( :P :P :P ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Aug 06, 2015, 10:52 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu-gV2EZ46g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu-gV2EZ46g)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 23, 2015, 9:29 pm
Can someone please remind me how to shrink a pic to be accepted on our forum.

Merci Blonk,
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Aug 24, 2015, 12:06 am
Shrink from what size? I have had no problems with uploading photos up to 1.8meg the total limit for posting is 4.12meg?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Aug 24, 2015, 6:13 am
Can someone please remind me how to shrink a pic to be accepted on our forum.

Merci Blonk,
Kip

Open it in Paint on a PC and click resize. Select 800 pixels wide (or 1000 can bring it within the Mb limit). Save it as a new file and upload that.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 24, 2015, 6:23 am
Much obliged.
 Cheers
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 25, 2015, 7:04 pm
I have just discovered the magic of Cobalt drill bits.
Why Oh Why did it take me so long to use them!!!
If you want a really useful pressie this Xmas get your family to buy you a set.
They just knock any other type of drill bit out of the ring.
Kip

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 25, 2015, 7:21 pm
Aldi drills are good too ... not sure they are cobalt but they last longer than most others I've tried....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Aug 25, 2015, 8:25 pm
A still bit lasts as long as its long enough to keep sharpening
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Aug 25, 2015, 8:33 pm
Colbalt drills, Definitely the best!! I doubt if Aldi drills are ground or even HSS (high speed steel)  cheaper drills tend to 'wander' and not always produce perfectly sized holes (for accurate work) also the flutes do not always clear away the swarfe.
Just my thoughts!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Aug 25, 2015, 8:50 pm
  Colbalt  drills  are very  good  but you  must  drill  at  a  slow  speed  with  lubricant  on Stanles  Steel  or miled  steel.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 25, 2015, 9:09 pm
Quite right Tom, but boy do they do the job.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 26, 2015, 8:55 am
MAN PAN.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 26, 2015, 8:59 am
Pot canoodles just get BETTER------
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Aug 26, 2015, 1:24 pm
Sea Badger spotted on the River Tamar...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Aug 28, 2015, 6:37 am
My craft has been in a so called mates barn for months, so we could move house. Now he refuses to let me come and pick it up. He thinks its funny im getting so stressed out about getting it.
I'm sure he's doing it because he thinks its funny. He's no longer a friend of mine!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Aug 28, 2015, 8:40 am
Seems to be the month for losing friends  >:(  I just severed my friendship with a long term (20+ years) so called mate who stole from me  :(  when I confronted him and said there were two eye witnesses that saw him remove the items from my garage and put them in the back of his car when I went indoors he still denied it  :-X . I dont need friends like that.


Many moons ago a wise old gent told me " Never make friends with anyone you wouldn't trust your house keys with" how true.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 28, 2015, 8:49 am
Jon and Gaz
Ouch. That smarts. I think we've all been LET DOWN at some stage and all the more sad when you thought they were "friends".
Just part of my hurt revolved around feeling silly to allow myself to be exposed like that.
All in All tho----- friends make my world spin, so ---
---------------------"Allow for wastage"!-----------------
                                      ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Aug 28, 2015, 10:59 am
My craft has been in a so called mates barn for months, so we could move house. Now he refuses to let me come and pick it up. He thinks its funny im getting so stressed out about getting it.
I'm sure he's doing it because he thinks its funny. He's no longer a friend of mine!

Check with a solicitor. It's your property and you almost certainly have the right to go and collect it, even to break in and get it. But do check with someone who really knows what they are talking about before doing anything rash! I bet a solicitors letter would resolve the situation (and wipe the smile off his face)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Aug 28, 2015, 11:19 am
Base for a trailer perhaps?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191675366847 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shithouse-crap-caravan-suitable-for-dogging-sordid-affairs-murdering-/191675366847?hash=item2ca0bdfdbf&clk_rvr_id=890833097405&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 28, 2015, 1:52 pm
My craft has been in a so called mates barn for months, so we could move house. Now he refuses to let me come and pick it up. He thinks its funny im getting so stressed out about getting it.
I'm sure he's doing it because he thinks its funny. He's no longer a friend of mine!
Report it stolen. And then phone the police and tell them you've been told it's in the barn.
Then he will be raped in prison by a big hairy man called Susan.
You get your craft back he gets a criminal record and loose the ability to do raspy farts.
Win win.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dave Munday on Aug 28, 2015, 3:27 pm
Only you  could come up with that 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 28, 2015, 5:08 pm
Only you  could come up with that


Im with Dave on this! :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 28, 2015, 7:25 pm
I try to help where I can.
For all your legal enquires feel free to contact me.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Aug 29, 2015, 7:41 pm
Got my hovercraft back, was thinking about legal action because he was being a total Richard, but did the next best thing and phoned his mum, got the keys to the barn whilst he was away for the weekend and went and got it. He went metal at me on the phone, strange person.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 29, 2015, 8:23 pm
Still think my plan would have worked.
Glad you got your craft back.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 29, 2015, 9:49 pm
Here's me "looking to the Future" at the Maestro of parties, Alan Orchards bash for the beautiful.
Taken sneakily by Alan's gorgeous missus Shanie.
Pukka car from the fillum including the Flux Capacitor and all the other singing and dancing goodies.

Now we have all had our fun, GET THE TS3 SORTED.
Meggie Brekkie scheduled on calender.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Alan Orchard on Aug 31, 2015, 4:09 pm
Hey Kip
How far in the future did it take me to get the TS3 finished?
Alan
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 31, 2015, 4:46 pm
Well done Jon, good plan and even better outcome!
Only downer[size=78%] is you cannot learn anything to avoid a repeat, as it doesnt seem as if you did anything "wrong" other than assume a friend would behave normally! [/size]
[/size][size=78%]At least youve saved a Christmas card----[/size]
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 01, 2015, 4:13 pm
Alan,
You will note that I had my hand shielding my eyes from the lighting, so sorry, but I could not see very far.
It's digit out time.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Sep 01, 2015, 6:53 pm
For the skiers out there - you can ski in Scotland 365 days a year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLagRxHjYVc
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 01, 2015, 7:42 pm
Yeah that looked fun. NOT.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 03, 2015, 6:47 pm
I was given a 5.5 kva Honda generator as not working.
No spark, so bought new coil which comes complete with lead and cap.
Still no spark which is puzzling  as the system is so basic.
Loads of magnetic pull on the flywheel sensor.
No other electrics involved. Just the flywheel,coil, lead and plug.
Yep , new plug.
Any clues would be much appreciated as it is a long way to the amenity tip.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Sep 03, 2015, 7:07 pm
The only other thing is the stop/kill line. Wired the wrong way round?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Sep 03, 2015, 7:13 pm
Does it have an oil level sensor?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 03, 2015, 9:03 pm
Stop/kill wire not connected however  there is a oil level sensor again not connected.
Ie, there are no other items connected.
Is it that the sensor must be connected to say all is well?
Will try tomorrow
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Sep 03, 2015, 9:48 pm
Probably a stupid question but is it fitted the correct way round?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 03, 2015, 10:20 pm
I fitted the new one as per the old one.
Again I will check in the morning though I suspect it may only go the one way because of the HT lead length.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on Sep 03, 2015, 10:33 pm
hate to say it but new one sounds falty
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Russ Hudson on Sep 04, 2015, 10:11 am
Does anyone else now have to tap the club logo twice (on iPad) to get back to the main screen ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 04, 2015, 7:22 pm
Hurrah, Got a spark.
Original coil had an open cct primary.
I put a battery drill on the crankshaft nut and spun it over and it started to spark.
It will now give a spark by turning the cooling fan by hand.
Another one of lifes little mysteries.
Next task is to see if the little so and so will actually start.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 05, 2015, 8:12 pm
My skin complaint continues unabated. Bathing in swarfega has barely helped. Suggestions please---
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 05, 2015, 8:15 pm
A sharp knife.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kingsley on Sep 05, 2015, 8:42 pm
Nick, they look like puffballs to me  ;) (to clarify for all those with a dirty mind, that is actually a type of mushroom).
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 05, 2015, 9:17 pm
They WERE furtively turgid when gently pressed with an extended finger. Fear of expulsion resulted in a pull back to avoid a face full of something not wished for during a pleasant meander. There are two conjoined and are spheroidaly encompassing. Gee theres GOT to be some pressurised stuff waiting to catch a passer by unawares. PS its bird poo on the right one to give you some hint of size. Puff BALLS is perhaps a good suggestion and---
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 05, 2015, 9:43 pm
On the same theme we have another but smaller type 150mms diameter, with the pleasing appearance of "Baked Alaska" However, THIS did not have any bird poo kindly deposited to give the passer by any kind of scale.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 09, 2015, 8:13 am
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBV4-twin-engined-hovercraft-seats-3-5-passengers-exelent-condition-/252084305695?

On ebay.  Looks local to us but I've not seen it about.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 10, 2015, 1:07 pm
like mine but pretty
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 10, 2015, 8:33 pm
Now for something mind boggling! A program (horizon) the other night  reminded me about  this short video, take your time to absorb what the guy is talking about!!   The part about looking at an area of the sky equivalent to the size of a grain of sand at arms length and seeing 10,000 galaxies is just, well boggling!,!
http://youtu.be/oAVjF_7ensg (http://youtu.be/oAVjF_7ensg)[/size]
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 10, 2015, 9:43 pm
I thought my video was boring.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 10, 2015, 9:50 pm
Open your mind!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 10, 2015, 9:55 pm
Very Humbling. You should watch it again Gazza
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 10, 2015, 10:03 pm
May the Force be with you😊
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Sep 11, 2015, 1:27 am
Was aware of this but have not seen this footage...fascinating..thanks....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 11, 2015, 9:01 am
Watched it once. Boring.
May do another movie. Watching filler dry.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Sep 11, 2015, 11:25 am
May I suggest the late Karl Sagen's " Pale Blue Dot "?  :) My 16 yr old G/daughter had not heard of Sagen or this short film. She was in tears at the end.  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 11, 2015, 1:00 pm
I will give it a go.
I will give my Gary Norman verdict (film 2015)
 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 11, 2015, 4:26 pm
Gazza,
You were obviously not brought up in the Charles C Clarke,  Isacc Asimov or Carl Segan era.
I suspect more like the Harold Potter time.
Start off gently with Ladybird books and see how you go.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 11, 2015, 6:00 pm
Kip,
I think you mean Arthur C Clarke ,(Charles C Clark is a proffesor of Orthopaedic Surgery!!) but you've got an excuse, you are old like me!!
Now you've got me looking for copies of his books!!  I can remember reading some of Asimov 's but that seems so long ago I cannot remember any of the titles!  Carl Sagan, also brilliant, if only more people took onboard some of the things he said.
Warby
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 11, 2015, 8:04 pm
I keep getting Arthur mixed up with Charles, the stationery chain.
How many books do you want? I have an attic full.
Arthur was the genius who thought of satellite communication,and many other things,  long before it was technically possible.
he was reported as saying the biggest mistake he made in his life was not to patent his idea.
It would have made him one of the richest men in the history of the world.
Kip
PS, Appopo ologies to our younger viewers.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Sep 11, 2015, 8:17 pm
Robert Heinlein predicted the internet. And Startrek predicted the mobile phone  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Sep 11, 2015, 8:18 pm
I
PS, Appopo ologies to our younger viewers.
No need to apologize, some of us younger people know about him  ;) :) ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Sep 12, 2015, 7:00 am
The Kaiser Chiefs Predicted A Riot!  (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/getmecoat.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 12, 2015, 8:26 am
Karl Sagan rules! Such an astonishing man.
Strong words - softly spoken.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 12, 2015, 2:53 pm
Gazza,
You were obviously not brought up in the Charles C Clarke,  Isacc Asimov or Carl Segan era.
I suspect more like the Harold Potter time.
Start off gently with Ladybird books and see how you go.
Kip
Do they have pictures.
And remember the red crayons taste the bestest.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 15, 2015, 6:22 pm
Kip. Found this and thought of you.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2015, 6:27 pm
I think I may have seen that before. Can't remember
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2015, 6:35 pm
Help needed, I am really getting hacked off with Bing being so USA biased.
I search for something in West Sussex for example and at least half the results are in America.
It totally ignores local requests.
When I ask for a Mercury outboard mechanic in West Sussex UK I really am not interested in Jo Bloggs outfit in Texas!!!

I cannot put a Google shortcut  up and have to bookmark via MSN.

I am on Windows 7 and IE 11
Any thoughts on best engine for UK users?

Ta Muchly,
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 15, 2015, 6:49 pm
Kip, what are you using the engine for? What HP?
I dont think there is a lot of difference between the different makes out there, they all seem reliable these days. Mercury were always regarded as the best but not much in it. Evinrude have Rotax influence, Mariner are mercury.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2015, 7:01 pm
Sorry Warby, should have said Search engine.   :-[
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 15, 2015, 7:27 pm
Try http://aquatecmarineeng.co.uk (http://aquatecmarineeng.co.uk)


Are you having problems with an outboard?


Try mercury marine and put in your address there are several other merc dealers/service agents near you!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2015, 7:48 pm
Warby, Forget outboards. That was just an example of a search.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2015, 8:13 pm
 Courtesy of me mucker Alan O and Teamviewer I am now well sorted and a happy chappie.
Cheers Al   :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Sep 15, 2015, 8:42 pm
Kip use google.co.uk not google.com also internet explorer is naffer than a naff thing, dipped in a large bucket of naff!
We Aren't aloud to use it at work due to its security issues, stemming from its notal naffness. Use Firefox it's not as naff.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2015, 8:52 pm
Yep, now on Google .o.uk.
Oh, While  I'm on have a gander at Bill Bakers stand in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNR5_GZzRU0
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 15, 2015, 9:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW_ZZGMmDZU
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Sep 16, 2015, 9:01 am
That's what those toolboxes are used for............

http://youtu.be/RGMq_avfPFc (http://youtu.be/RGMq_avfPFc)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 16, 2015, 9:30 am
Oh Chris! AFTER that,  I am so proud of our human race. It is magnificent.


Thank you for that :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 16, 2015, 4:59 pm
What loveable loony came up with that?
Brill, kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 16, 2015, 5:41 pm
The lady to the right of the large cupboard is not without attractions---
Discusss---- :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 16, 2015, 6:16 pm
That is a very impressive cupboard.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 16, 2015, 7:52 pm
This one does go on a bit but there are some compensations for Gazza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbR_OaXmunQ
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Sep 16, 2015, 8:33 pm
The lady to the right of the large cupboard is not without attractions---
Discusss---- :-\


Maracas? More instruments to be played with.........
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 17, 2015, 8:00 pm
A little while ago someone posted a pic of a Sealand hovercraft that I worked on many years ago.
I fitted butterfly valves in the thrust ducts.
Can anyone point me towards it as I have been contacted by an interested p[arty.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Sep 17, 2015, 8:07 pm
this one     http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php/topic,5091.msg40200.html#msg40200
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 17, 2015, 8:40 pm
Bless you my son.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 18, 2015, 7:33 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Khceb4Iwk
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Sep 18, 2015, 10:09 pm
Some interesting projects on here:  http://www.drysdale-v8.com.au/projects/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Sep 19, 2015, 9:43 am
With the Rugby World Cup upon us, for those of you who don't fully understand the rules this video may help.......
https://youtu.be/2pCQ5SA4ioI (https://youtu.be/2pCQ5SA4ioI)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 19, 2015, 1:07 pm
I'm possibly not old enough as it wont let me see it.
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Sep 19, 2015, 2:20 pm
Sorry Kip, got the settings wrong, please try again.
I really only put it on for you too!!!

ChrisM
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 19, 2015, 4:28 pm
And there was me thinking I might learn something about Rugby.
Stupid women completely spoiled it for me.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 19, 2015, 5:11 pm
Trouser tent.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 19, 2015, 9:16 pm
Trouser tent.
Please elucidate.
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 19, 2015, 9:18 pm
On yer bike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qucf0fipo8
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 21, 2015, 6:05 pm
Need I say more.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 21, 2015, 8:11 pm
This has to be one of the most unstoppable ever. It is mind blowing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUL-wqbjd4U
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 21, 2015, 8:17 pm
Absolutely amazing!! Never seen such articulation!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 21, 2015, 9:00 pm
Some of you may have seen this but still worth another look!
Beats the hell out of fairground rides!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzhAMscTxyc
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 24, 2015, 10:53 pm
Its started!!!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203900762434157&set=a.1197193544697.24182.1674247697&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203900762434157&set=a.1197193544697.24182.1674247697&type=3)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 25, 2015, 7:30 am
Have you been mis--sold TDI.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Sep 25, 2015, 6:21 pm
Dear Santa...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9uzLBtMtY
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 25, 2015, 7:59 pm
Now that look fun.
What a machine!!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 25, 2015, 8:06 pm
Where do I find the calculators?
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Sep 25, 2015, 9:38 pm
Under the about section on the top bar
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 27, 2015, 5:04 am
Please Father Christmas
I want one.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 30, 2015, 2:54 pm
Made me chuckle.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 30, 2015, 5:30 pm
And Me.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 30, 2015, 8:35 pm
Brilliant!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 30, 2015, 8:53 pm
And another one!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Oct 02, 2015, 6:04 pm
Kip has been spotted down the local youth club
https://www.facebook.com/TheMotherofAllNerdsPage/videos/1600815040179552/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 02, 2015, 9:45 pm
The force visited one of our local lifrboat stations :)
http://www.thejournal.ie/skellig-michael-donation-2363592-Oct2015/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 05, 2015, 7:46 pm
We made 2 of these. My first experience of Wrapping.
Kip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpoUfvhD3kg
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Oct 05, 2015, 8:31 pm
Apart from the wrap, pretty much the same as the two I had.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 05, 2015, 10:03 pm
Just rediscovered this one with a younger Alan O and Rob T versions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEa5dMEq7eU
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Oct 06, 2015, 5:50 am
"I have my safety line with on the end of it". "It's coming straight in my face".
Ah theres's some gems in that one.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Oct 06, 2015, 8:03 pm
See, it's so suggestive that the actual word has been filtered out. And that was a kids programme!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 07, 2015, 10:23 am
Yep, I know it's corny but OMG
http://sfglobe.com/2015/06/25/the-ultra-flexible-ross-sisters-do-an-amazing-dance-routine/?src=fbfan_44217&t=fbad&k=ip2a4g2t2
Stay with the first few minutes.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Oct 07, 2015, 10:49 am
Kips HSR UK clip shows a double ducted thrust  fan, care to comment Kip? I take coughie at 11-00 so before then would be nice------ ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 07, 2015, 12:03 pm
Nick, The white craft is a MK 1 Osprey 5 with a smaller duct.
That craft was basically a stretched Osprey 3 which had rear shutters to close off thrust and hopefully provide a degree of reverse thrust, which it didn't!
When we did the M1 Osprey 5 version we kept the outer duct on purely for aesthetic reasons and a convenient place to put the revised brake flaps..
Sorry if your coughie has got cold.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Oct 07, 2015, 2:13 pm
Chap up in Orkney with his own design


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58lSK7KAMjM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58lSK7KAMjM)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 07, 2015, 3:06 pm
Whoever you are sir, I salute you.
To build such a craft in isolation is a triumph.
Any more details available Chris.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Oct 07, 2015, 6:19 pm
Shed load of work - mind you it's taken 14 years  :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BHkjZ6icLY
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Oct 07, 2015, 6:58 pm
Presume the roundels are a hint? Second trials are better, and she is a looker. To make half that in the Orkneys with no apparent help from clubs proves the guy is one incredible person! Do any of our Shetland/Orkney members know anything so we can contact him for more info. Perhaps he could teach US a thing or two!  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Oct 07, 2015, 7:19 pm
Presume the roundels are a hint? Second trials are better, and she is a looker. To make half that in the Orkneys with no apparent help from clubs proves the guy is one incredible person! Do any of our Shetland/Orkney members know anything so we can contact him for more info. Perhaps he could teach US a thing or two!  ::)
Incredible he must be to keep his P38 RANGE ROVER going!
I gave up and bought a Hilux.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Oct 07, 2015, 8:14 pm
Another "having to stand to see over the screen" craft then?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 07, 2015, 8:15 pm
Sevtec trained.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 07, 2015, 8:51 pm
Another "having to stand to see over the screen" craft then?
Not at all its that 'Wind in your hair' feeling (Unless like me you havent got any)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 07, 2015, 8:51 pm
Just got this email.  Do all you UK people over there talk like this? :) :)

Dear Beneficiary, After much deliberation in Royal Courts of Justice Westminster, London today, I discovered that you have been pursuing your long time overdue Payment without any legal tender that will enhance the smooth release of this fund to your location. I also discovered that you have been told several stories and good promises/guarantee from various offices, but you are disappointed at the end, because you have not ascertain the real and legal process of this claim. To be frank with you, you need to obtain a Court Order Affidavit from Royal Courts of Justice Westminster, London, because your fund can not be release to you without court order Affidavit, and this is the reason why all promises from different quarters proved nothing. You should've understood that it is only a legal decision that can break forth this Claim. However, i'm willing to assist you finalize this transaction if you accept to compensate me upon confirmation of your payment in your account. But i need something tangible to seat before the court hearing, especially your payment approval documents in your possession. This will enable me apply for Payment clearance order and Court Order Affidavit in your favor from Royal Courts of Justice Westminster, London UK. I must ensure that what we are doing is legal and bidden by England Law. I have assisted allot of People like you in the pasts, and at the end they all received their payments without any further Problem. So your case will not be different once you abide to my instruction and Directives. kindly let me know the situation of things, don't be discourage by the imposters claiming what they are not, I most bring them to justice as soon as possible. BECAUSE OF THESE IMPOSTORS, I HEREBY ISSUE YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS (PAYMENT CODE- LMEUK/FIRM/VOL.2015) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING MY OFFICE BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT. Await your urgent reply. Warmest Regards, Louis L Martins (Esq
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: orkneymark on Oct 07, 2015, 8:54 pm
Heading back home a look to Orkney on Fridayfor a week. I'll definetely make some enquiries on that hovercraft. Now I see it I'm sure I heard about this some time ago but can't remember the details.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Oct 08, 2015, 7:23 am
 Yeh Philip. He seems Genuine ??? I get this crap all the time. >:( >:(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 10, 2015, 7:44 am
Just watched Salvage Hunters Series 7 Episode 2.
They visit the Hovercraft Museum with Warwick hosting and buy some interesting items.
Good chance to see some of the Museum, albeit it is in a stage of redevelopment.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Oct 10, 2015, 8:01 am
I delivered some Slabs yesterday to a Mr. Nash of Tuffley. Turns out he used to work for Vickers
as Flight Engineer on their hovercraft, Small world...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 17, 2015, 9:27 pm
Why does the little red envelope thing keep flashing at me when I aint not got no new message?
Koncerned Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 17, 2015, 9:46 pm
What a tool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewjIVIUri1s

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 18, 2015, 7:26 pm
Me little red thingy is still flashing.

Kip

Talk about handing them to smart rrrrrrrs on a plate!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Oct 19, 2015, 7:16 am
Try CTRL+F5 to fully refresh the page
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 19, 2015, 9:05 am
Done it and it's done it.
Cheers, Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Oct 19, 2015, 9:22 am
 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 19, 2015, 8:07 pm
Happy Days.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tg_-dM5oLs
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Oct 19, 2015, 8:22 pm
Slightly dubious water transition!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 19, 2015, 8:34 pm
Engine frames behind the prop  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 19, 2015, 11:04 pm
Need to use the Irish Safety Standard SWB
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Oct 21, 2015, 10:38 pm
http://sputniknews.com/europe/20151021/1028896927/nato-portugal-beach-stuck.html

Oh dear, oh dear , oh dear.  ;-)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 21, 2015, 11:05 pm
Nothing new there, happens all the time on the beaches around here when tourists think they can drive on the sand. :)(http://)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 22, 2015, 6:56 am
Let the tyres down.
I have a defender and even I don't take it onto sand.
I did to a major off-road drive the other night. Tesco's car park.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Oct 22, 2015, 7:05 am
Yeah we know... we can still smell the burnt chip fat fuel down here  ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Oct 22, 2015, 9:32 am
This Club is so
supermarket.com
 ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 22, 2015, 5:15 pm
My landrover is carbon neutral.
I have turned an ordinary landrover and using state of the art tech created a frybrid.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Oct 22, 2015, 7:49 pm
Seems a bit fishy to me.....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 22, 2015, 7:54 pm
Next he'll be saying he has chips on the paintwork  ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 22, 2015, 8:16 pm
Tonight at 9pm Disappearing Britain features Hovercraft Museum   
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Oct 22, 2015, 8:48 pm
Next he'll be saying he has chips on the paintwork  ???

It is looking a little battered
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Oct 23, 2015, 9:06 am

Bigger than a big thing ;)

https://youtu.be/-4Yt1KE5HYM
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 23, 2015, 9:23 am
Boring. They didn't even go under a bridge!! 
Kip ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Oct 23, 2015, 10:54 am
Interesting similarity between Jeff (A) ducts and those on the developing 'electric' Griffon. (What was Jeff an acronym for?)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 25, 2015, 4:25 pm
I am not the pheasant plucker,
I'm the pheasant plucker's mate.
I am only plucking pheasants
Because the pheasant plucker's late.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 25, 2015, 5:14 pm
Sevtec wannabe
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 26, 2015, 8:37 pm
Crazy or What

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKwStyF7bXg
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 27, 2015, 12:15 pm
Now that's what I call fishing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CliXVIDRmE
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Oct 27, 2015, 3:05 pm
A piece of hover history....


http://www.ebay.com/itm/272026367775 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/272026367775)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY0g0W7DEYQ

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 27, 2015, 5:03 pm
Another way to fish!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwsZq7_LN9I
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 27, 2015, 5:06 pm
and another!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKVOXldpi4
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 27, 2015, 5:08 pm
and another
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc-e8EGkLMo
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 29, 2015, 5:57 pm
Try watching this without smiling.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz2umfSMIuM

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 29, 2015, 6:02 pm
Flippin wonderful  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 29, 2015, 7:00 pm
That funky music makes me want to go clubbing.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Oct 29, 2015, 8:11 pm
It certainly gets my seal of approval  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 03, 2015, 8:24 pm
Try this.
Turn your PC monitor through 90 degrees then try and operate your mouse!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 03, 2015, 10:20 pm
Ignoring the howls of derision that will surely come from the Severn http://hoverclub.org.uk/Smileys/yarex2/tongue.gif, has anyone thought about putting a drag sheet on a Sev ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 03, 2015, 10:20 pm
My smileys don't work :-(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Nov 03, 2015, 10:30 pm
Ignoring the howls of derision that will surely come from the Severn http://hoverclub.org.uk/Smileys/yarex2/tongue.gif (http://hoverclub.org.uk/Smileys/yarex2/tongue.gif), has anyone thought about putting a drag sheet on a Sev ?

I'll carry anyone on my sev, I dont care if they dress up as alternative gender  :o

Seriously though a properly set up Sev does not need any type of drag sheet.

Shame on you Ross for thinking such a thing  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 03, 2015, 10:52 pm
It just strikes me that if segs will scoop water, then surely a bag skirt will be like towing a lilo sideways ?  That said it didn't seem to be a issue when over hump but 22 bhp is a bit low for coastal cruising so anything to give a bit more speed ?  Flat out was 24 kts.

. and remind me never to wear gender neutral attire on a club event !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Nov 03, 2015, 11:06 pm
Drag flaps are used for segments to hide the scoopy bits, but the Sev skirt being smooth doesn't have said scoopy bits!

There ... No howls of derision or otherwise  :P
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Nov 03, 2015, 11:07 pm
PS what you really need is an Otter   :-X
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: dean finnigan on Nov 03, 2015, 11:48 pm
What difference has your engine change made to your otter Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 04, 2015, 8:54 am

Dearest Kip,


Ref your reply  1542


When I turn my monitor through 90 degrees I CAN use my mouse perfectly, but I CANT see the screen.  :o


PLEASE advise urgently.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 04, 2015, 2:48 pm
Me thinks you are beyond help. So bog off.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 04, 2015, 4:50 pm
A very well reasoned argument, and good evening.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 06, 2015, 3:43 pm
Now how about  V8 engine?
https://youtu.be/RUv1hv7g7WA
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 06, 2015, 5:36 pm
It even sounds right.
 Makes you wonder ab0out the power output.
Though I guess the price might be slightly expensive :)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 09, 2015, 7:59 am
This little trick may come in handy one day.
http://sfglobe.com/2015/10/21/man-straps-used-wood-to-truck-tire-to-get-out-of-the-mud/ (http://sfglobe.com/2015/10/21/man-straps-used-wood-to-truck-tire-to-get-out-of-the-mud/)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 09, 2015, 9:52 am
Even easier using the wheel brace. Just put it on the wheel nut so it sticks our a small amount and drive off.
Did it on the landy on a 4x4 off toad course.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 10, 2015, 8:57 pm
Gazza, This might give you a few tips for your next conversion.
It is unbelievably gob smacking gorgeous.
Kip
http://sfglobe.com/2015/04/06/truck-transforms-into-a-comfy-castle/?src=fbfan_39107&t=fbad&k=hv
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 10, 2015, 9:15 pm
Far too much effort.
Will stick with mine.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 10, 2015, 9:46 pm
Maybe this?? I guy that used to work for me has just bought this!! Dont quite know why, he already has a great overland vehicle, a Landy 110 built by him from the chassis up! ( he was a time served Land rover technition) it includes 3 fuel tanks (1000 mile range) fitted out with ceramic hobb, hot water system, shower at rear ( outside) webasto heating, roof tent etc etc this is his second vehicle the first he set off in to Australia (Perth to Perth) but only got as far as Afganistan just as the problems were kicking off! So had to turn back!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 14, 2015, 10:30 pm
Good use of an angle grinder
http://www.wimp.com/metal-master/ (http://www.wimp.com/metal-master/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Nov 18, 2015, 11:34 pm
Personal Jetpack anyone?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AwBSwFV2I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AwBSwFV2I)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 19, 2015, 8:53 am
Wow.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 19, 2015, 9:52 am
About £90,000 :o  for this which really looks cool.  8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 19, 2015, 10:50 am
This is going to get me a well earned knighthood.
Pure genius .Saving the planet.

Introducing Kips patent Paint Kettle..
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 19, 2015, 10:51 am
I nominate this man for his knighthood
Anonymous
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 19, 2015, 11:26 am
The simplest ideas are always the best!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Sorcha on Nov 19, 2015, 11:32 am

Introducing Kips patent Paint Kettle..

Two questions Kip.

1 where is the lecky lead to plug it in?
2 why would you want to boil paint?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I know  off to the naughty corner for me  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 19, 2015, 11:40 am
Are you as bored as I am.
You stick it on the gas ring Stoopid.

It's hissing down here and I can't go out to play
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 19, 2015, 12:03 pm
Same here, no wonder we are all sat at computers!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 19, 2015, 12:55 pm
Bought some fire wood.
It will be stripped of usable parts and the burned.
Another bag of death removed from the hovercraft chain.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 19, 2015, 1:08 pm
Courtesy of Facebook. This did make me laugh.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yId8dPm6YU
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Nov 19, 2015, 2:52 pm
Nice one Komedy Kip - enjoyed that ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 19, 2015, 4:06 pm
It was the woman's laughing that got me.
Hard not to join in.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 19, 2015, 5:53 pm
As you said Kip, once she started laughing you couldn't help yourself !!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 20, 2015, 1:09 pm
These guys are just the best
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOoBzfTlpE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOoBzfTlpE)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 24, 2015, 8:04 pm
Skilled Operator!!
(http://www.youtube.com/embed/dbHvMajApvw?rel=0)http://www.youtube.com/embed/dbHvMajApvw?rel=0[/url][/font][/color]
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Nov 24, 2015, 9:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYJhgz4L3UU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYJhgz4L3UU)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 24, 2015, 9:28 pm
Loved the dog interlude. He should get star billing.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 25, 2015, 4:37 pm
Yep that Mutt did some serious itchin and a scratchin  ::)
I feel their business plan may not pass muster judging by their apparent rate of income though---
LOVE their music though.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 26, 2015, 9:28 pm
http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/1126/749483-hoverboards/ (http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/1126/749483-hoverboards/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Nov 27, 2015, 3:01 pm
Amazing how many wheels these ...erm... "hoverboards" have.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 27, 2015, 10:47 pm
I will move your hovercraft.
Great care taken.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 28, 2015, 2:45 pm
You think hovercraft have drive belt problems!!!
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4120236/ai-2009-038_final.pdf
Interesting reading
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on Nov 28, 2015, 10:27 pm
very interesting, combines yes combine,s have used this type of main drive for years, with no problems the multi, v bonded belts are in work with 150/200+ hp all day use with no problems, they are used as a clutch also to engage all the machine motions too, perhaps these helicopter manufacture
s should have a look
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 29, 2015, 3:00 pm
Class.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 29, 2015, 6:36 pm
Big Aaahs all round.
http://www.frequency.com/video/christmas-surprise-at-kwik-fit/246115023?cid=5-248
kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 30, 2015, 12:56 pm
Gazza, on a wet Monday that was worth its weight in ferret droppings. :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 30, 2015, 7:40 pm
If you think our education system is faulty then take some comfort.
http://theshrug.com/she-wasnt-prepared-for-this-to-happen-to-her-on-national-tv-2/ (http://theshrug.com/she-wasnt-prepared-for-this-to-happen-to-her-on-national-tv-2/)

Kredolous Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Nov 30, 2015, 9:23 pm
Oh boy. They are America's future?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 30, 2015, 10:04 pm
This dumb blonde still makes me smile,
http://www.snotr.com/video/675/A_blonde_and_a_3rd_grade_geography_question
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Dec 01, 2015, 7:09 am
OK. let's be fair about this;
1 ) Many politicians want Europe to be a country.
2 ) There are now many countries in Europe that didn't exist when I went to school, Latvia, Lithuania,
 Slovakia , Slovenia etc. etc.
3 ) Most UK citizens think they live in England or Scotland or Great Britain
4 ) What country is Holland in ??
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Dec 01, 2015, 7:15 am
https://youtu.be/bGmVAd3MFzY (https://youtu.be/bGmVAd3MFzY)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 01, 2015, 7:38 am
                          ?? ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 01, 2015, 11:55 am
Thank you Mr Warby, that was such a lovely clip.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 03, 2015, 1:09 pm
Martin, you should have put this up.

It WILL make you laugh
https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=SGMedia&hsimp=yhs-sgm_fb&type=20150915_165_ff_sr.sshome_bgenrc&p=abandoned+at+walmart+video (https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=SGMedia&hsimp=yhs-sgm_fb&type=20150915_165_ff_sr.sshome_bgenrc&p=abandoned+at+walmart+video)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 03, 2015, 7:55 pm
The garage has just managed to set fire to my Defender's side steps .............

luckily they were off the vehicle for a repaint at the time but it was one of those surreal phone calls that gives more questions than answers .....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 04, 2015, 3:56 pm
Spontaneous combustion can be alarming Ross.
Try lighting a Killie Kettle though---
Paraffin cubes help, but STINK out the storage food/drink container so that everything smells but WORSE ---tastes of paraffin--- eh Kip n Kim? I presume the molecules weep out through the SEALED food storage polythene bags, as you could squeeze the bags with no loss of air pressure.
As you advise Ross elsewhere get a little dry tinder and carry that instead. This I will do from now on.
Ones  bowel motions are however smoothed out magnificently by paraffin, so its not all crap-- ;)



Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 04, 2015, 5:03 pm
This wasn't spontaneous - some silly s*d put them in an oil drum  for storage and an even sillier s*d decided to burn off the days waste paper and oil :-) ... in the oil drum.

AAAAAAAGH!!!!  I know why I service the craft myself !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 04, 2015, 5:23 pm
Reminds me off the time one of my lads hoovered up spilled fuel in a craft with a wet and dry hoover.
He was astride it at the time of the explosion.
He did live to sire another child so all was well.
The rest of us though nearly died from laughing.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 04, 2015, 8:06 pm
and just to make it worse , I picked it up tonight, drove home ... and jumped out. ...no side steps - Sir Isaac took control .........
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 05, 2015, 10:09 am
My cousin finished painting his bay window and stepped back to admire his work. He was 10 feet up the ladder at the time.


At a dinner party where he was cooking and  hosting, He was carrying the  large cauldron of steaming soup to the table, surrounded by TEN loving people, ALL crying with laughter at "his jokes"----only---- WE were laughing at his tie  currently languishing deep inside the soup-- one foot of tomato soup tie! Swirles of black smoke emanating from the kitchen with his stifled cries of----- "I want to DIE!"


Watching him "sailing" his mirror dinghy (without using the centre board---) in Abersoc bay was another joy. He drifted sideways at 85 degrees until he STOPPED and no amount of sail twitching could make the begger move. I hovered up to save him, triumphantly lowered my craft to float mode, but instead of throwing him a line just stepped out into 6 inches of water and walked him ashore. -- He had crashed into Wales.


One Christmas Eve he went up in his garage loft to reclaim a hidden TV set bought for his child. He was SO inebriated on monster GTs he stepped back through the loft hole and landed on other christmas stuff. It was not only his fall that was broken that time!


During same Abersoc Holiday his trailer tent was worried by a gale and all FIVE members of his family were grimly hanging onto the tent through the night as it tried to take off, and his pyjamas were falling down as they got wetter and wetter.
I walked past him in the middle of the night for a clandestine Pee, and never noticed. Next morning his Volvo wouldn't start-took out plugs- put back- wrong threaded----oh such fun we had.
 This man had a first class honours degree of engineering from Manchester.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 05, 2015, 10:39 am
We've all done daft stuff.
I intend to keep doing it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 06, 2015, 7:45 am
Christmas gift idea. Imagine pulling up on the beach wearing this!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Dec 06, 2015, 7:59 pm
Gavin, you've been watching too much Doctor Who!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 06, 2015, 8:41 pm
Haven't seen it since the 70s.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Dec 06, 2015, 11:07 pm
The Ood!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 07, 2015, 6:21 am
Loving the festive vibe on the homepage.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 08, 2015, 1:02 pm
Mr Ooood has a nasty head cold?---
Never understood the Ball Cock Float they carry seen to the left- ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Dec 08, 2015, 2:33 pm
Very inovative alien but a severe setback to the idea of inter-species relationships of an intimate nature. The 'green' girls in Star Trek and 'Tweeliks' in Star Wars make a much better prospect!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 08, 2015, 6:01 pm

Moving to more attractive beasts, CERTAINLY Sung from the heart --phew--


23 years ago when the World seemed so much simpler?----


Yes Kip this is aimed at YOU!


https://youtu.be/_rk8QVuVAiQ (https://youtu.be/_rk8QVuVAiQ)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 09, 2015, 9:34 am
Nice but I'm more Leonna lewis nowadays.
 We've been going steady for some time now.
 Might keep her on a bit longer but Julia Bradley keeps pestering me.

Happy days.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Dec 09, 2015, 12:27 pm
Now for something completely different!
http://www.youtube.com/embed/3xWW4sTp4wA?rel=0
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 09, 2015, 1:01 pm
That's not to my taste.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 09, 2015, 1:22 pm
Yeh Gazza,  But your a Palestine :P
Very clever.
Kameleon lover Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 09, 2015, 1:27 pm
I'm worried about Nick. Fancying the old Doris in the previous clip.
And as for being a Palastine ,BAHHHHH. 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dave Munday on Dec 15, 2015, 6:51 pm
Hi all, just noticed on visitors map, there's a marker showing Gambia, its me !!

I'm on my Honeymoon.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Dec 15, 2015, 7:18 pm
Well done David! Congratulations! What the hell are you doing on here if you're on honeymoon? Get on with it man! :o :-X :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Trev on Dec 15, 2015, 8:40 pm
9 visits from  Gambia Dave ..thats a strange thing to notice on your honeymoon  :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dave Munday on Dec 15, 2015, 9:55 pm
I've been getting on with it.....need a rest  lol

9 times ?  Only thought once lol.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 16, 2015, 9:15 am
Oh congratulations Dave and your Lucky Lady.
 :-* :-*
One each
Nick
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Dave Munday on Dec 16, 2015, 2:52 pm
Thank you ,    Nick.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 16, 2015, 3:29 pm
Interestingly, Ive "hovered over you" on the World Map----- and it says 2 recent visits from the Gambia! Check out around the world. Argentina Tasmania etc.
World Wide Appeal- THATS what we have!!!!
Enjoy your Hovermoon Dave  8)
I am trying to think of some amushink anecdote--- but I am afraid "Filth" is only a keyboard away, and we DONT want any of that---Do WE? :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 16, 2015, 5:41 pm
Whatever you're on can I have some too?

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 16, 2015, 5:51 pm
Its the World map Kip- on the home page on the left. hover your cursor over a coloured dot to find out where THAT person IS. Ive only just found that. Dave Munday is the one in Africa on the left (West to those of a geographical disposition).
All very international i'll have you know. 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Dec 16, 2015, 6:37 pm
World Map on the home page. I must be on the wrong home page?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 16, 2015, 6:43 pm
On mine it is below "Who's online?"
and above "Our code of conduct"
Its called ClustrMap, but it may look different on other computers?- mine is IMac.
Sorry if the map isn't visible for all- just assumed it was! :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Dec 16, 2015, 6:56 pm
... Sorry if the map isn't visible for all- just assumed it was! :-\
It's visible to anyone who visits any of our home pages (click the "HoverClub" logo top left to return to the home page from any where).
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 16, 2015, 7:16 pm
Thanks John.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 16, 2015, 11:15 pm
It aint on mine.
Looked everywhere/
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Dec 17, 2015, 12:08 am
Here you go ...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 17, 2015, 9:28 am
Nope.
I used to have it but now it's gone.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 17, 2015, 10:44 am
Nope.
I used to have it but now it's gone.
Kip
That's a broad statement :) :) ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Dec 17, 2015, 10:59 am
I get the world map when using a MacBook but do not get the world map when using an Asus lap top.  It's Steve Jobs v Bill Gates?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Dec 17, 2015, 11:50 am
Do you have an Advert Blocker installed? I don't get the ClustrMap counter if my adblocker is running
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Dec 17, 2015, 11:58 am
Yes there is definitely an advert blocker on the Asus which does not show the world map and I am sure there is also an advert blocker from a while ago on the MacBook which does show the world map.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Dec 17, 2015, 12:02 pm
Just to add - I have Adblock Plus installed & active on my browser (Safari on OSX) and I can see the map.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Dec 17, 2015, 12:17 pm
Visibility would depend on your Ad Blocker settings, it needs to be in the Whitelist to be seen
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 17, 2015, 4:03 pm
This is just stunning.
What a concept.
Watch the top left.
Kip
https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=SGMedia&hsimp=yhs-sgm_fb&type=20150915_165_ff_sr.sshome_bgenrc&p=kinetic+rain+changi+airport+singapore (https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=SGMedia&hsimp=yhs-sgm_fb&type=20150915_165_ff_sr.sshome_bgenrc&p=kinetic+rain+changi+airport+singapore)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Dec 17, 2015, 5:03 pm
Very clever!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Dec 17, 2015, 5:18 pm
They used the same DMX technology at this years Eurovision song contest. This is even more impressive.


Wahlberg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIDcTLF0gU8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIDcTLF0gU8)


Fisher Technical Services http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCxMLjOCgc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCxMLjOCgc)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 18, 2015, 6:55 pm
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 18, 2015, 7:41 pm
Can I ECHO THAT_THAT_THAT?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 18, 2015, 7:58 pm
Wot-Wot-Wot Was -That-That-That you were saying Eh-Eh-Eh.

KipKipKip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 19, 2015, 10:29 am
Sharp as a sharp thing is "Our Kip"! 8)
PS Thanks for the card.
YES you are correct---
It IS Bigger than the one we sent to you---
BUT that is because ours was a small cheap one.
As Gazza says,--- Simples.
 :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 19, 2015, 12:29 pm
Sharp as a sharp thing is "Our Kip"!

You can't beat a bit of Oddery old Soddery.

Kip


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 19, 2015, 3:15 pm
On my wish lift is a lift duct and some cheeslets.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 20, 2015, 8:00 pm
Attention all owners of boxer powered craft.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Dec 20, 2015, 8:36 pm
Attention all owners of boxer powered craft.
       

          I  think he  removed  the  barrel so he can lean  the  bike over more  on the  bends.
                                                                                                                                                                     :-\   ;D
                                                                                                                                                 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Dec 20, 2015, 10:40 pm
       

          I  think he  removed  the  barrel so he can lean  the  bike over more  on the  bends.
                                                                                                                                                                     :-\   ;D
                                                                                                                                                 

Ah yes, and I thought it was a cunning plan to lower his C of G.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 21, 2015, 1:31 pm
Xmas idea.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Dec 21, 2015, 1:39 pm
Safer than a charging hover board eh?   :o

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/hoverboard-blows-up-like-a-bomb-and-burns-down-house-in-latest-accident-caused-by-exploding-self-a6719216.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/hoverboard-blows-up-like-a-bomb-and-burns-down-house-in-latest-accident-caused-by-exploding-self-a6719216.html)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 22, 2015, 11:55 am
At last I now fully grasp how a diff works

https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=SGMedia&hsimp=yhs-sgm_fb&type=20150915_165_ff_sr.sshome_bgenrc&p=engineering+worlds+differential+video (https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=SGMedia&hsimp=yhs-sgm_fb&type=20150915_165_ff_sr.sshome_bgenrc&p=engineering+worlds+differential+video)

Try top right

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 23, 2015, 10:33 am
For all the Star Wars fans out there, watch the last few minutes of the new movie to see Skellig Michael (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skellig_Michael). Apparently its the only segment that uses a real unmodified landscape.  If you bring your hover over here and the weather was really really good (unlikely :) } you could fly around it.  Its too late to be in the next Star Wars as its already been filmed ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Dec 23, 2015, 3:58 pm
I think they filmed the sequel at the same time as this one? (Shame they did no make more use of Max Von Sidow in the current film and unfortunately he really looked to be too 'cut down by stormtroopers' to feature in the sequel?)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 23, 2015, 5:40 pm
They made two trips to the Skelligs and they are due back again next year to film the Skelligs and another location nearby ;)
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/star-wars-producers-donate-10-000-to-valentia-lifeboat-1.2374488
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Dec 23, 2015, 11:57 pm
Spoilers..some people haven't seen it yet.. :-\
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Dec 24, 2015, 9:58 pm
Ah, sorry about that. If it helps, or does it make it worse? Max Von Sydow's cameo character is very decisively 'cut down' in the opening sequence so this knowledge does not effect anticipation of the plot. His character 'Lor San Tekka' does have a full page feature in a new Star Wars 'visual dictionary' so maybe he will miraculously return in the sequel? I like Von Sydow he plays interestingly strong characters. He has a great 'artist' role in 'Hannah and her Sisters' - (maybe I should shut up and join a 'movie' club!)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 30, 2015, 7:23 pm
I just watched a heartwarming video of young children petting a pig.
The pig had no rear legs and had been fitted with a little carriage type rear axle.
Very touching.


Cute little feller named  Chris.P.Bacon

kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 30, 2015, 9:43 pm
Hey Kip, that almost sounds like " crispy bacon"!
Its the way you tellum eh?
Shame he had "2 few legs"---
Was he a smoker? Cos then he could nip outside for a "drag"?!
All the very best of Hovering for 2016 to-
The Very Best of Hoverers!.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 30, 2015, 9:58 pm
Youre a very bad man!!

That was a true story. I did watch the vid Honest

Krushed Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 30, 2015, 10:19 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z-uO5TPQfM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z-uO5TPQfM)
I hope this puts you off bacon Mr Flint

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 31, 2015, 8:51 am
Nope!
Bacon sarnies are UP THERE with chocolate covered goffres with extra chantilly pish-pish cream.
I once bought Ian (bacon) Brookes a bacon sarnie on the banks of Langstone harbour one early morning before we met up with the harbour "master"!  I believe its the only reason he remains friends with me!

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 31, 2015, 1:04 pm
Meals on wheels.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Dec 31, 2015, 1:08 pm
Meals on wheels.
I like it!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Dec 31, 2015, 2:55 pm
Oh Gazza we are on a slow inexorable  downward path!
Well Done! 🐖💨 (pig breaks wind)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Dec 31, 2015, 4:08 pm

Caught on camera this afternoon whilst driving down the 4 mile old military road "bypass" for the A83 (which is closed due to landslides - yet again!).  Was a 25min wait but better than the alternative - a 40 mile detour.
(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/EAA9/production/_87437006_87437005.jpg)

This old road (single track) has been used so often over the last few years that it's been completely  resurfaced!

Story is HERE. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35203139)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Dec 31, 2015, 6:13 pm
I wondered if you got caught in that!  Something serious will need doing with that road at some point. This weather is amazing, I stood by the Severn and got blown over, all the flooring got whipped out of the craft by the wind. No hovering today. But at least the flood banks are doing their job, I do feel for those who have been suffering in the past few weeks.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Dec 31, 2015, 9:52 pm
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/rnli-life-boat-stranded-rocks-10673045

OOOOPS !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 04, 2016, 6:34 pm
Got my Rib ready for Porthmadog 2016!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2er8OM9O9RI
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 04, 2016, 7:21 pm
That has got to be unbelievably inefficient.
Surprised it's not towing a fuel bowser.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 04, 2016, 10:42 pm
Talking of fuel, remember when you bought petrol like this??!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jan 05, 2016, 12:46 am
No.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 05, 2016, 6:18 am
I remember my Dad pulling into a garage in the 70s where the pump was operated with a big lever.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Jan 05, 2016, 7:18 am
    These are still common in rural Thailand

(http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/dogito66/images/petrol%20station.JPG)


Screw it onto a 50 gallon drum,fill the glass to the required amount
with hand pump,and gravity feed into your vehicle.
Simple
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 05, 2016, 9:07 am
I remember my Dad pulling into a garage in the 70s where the pump was operated with a big lever.
I can remember those manually operated pumps (unfortunately!!) and the "sight glass" which had to be full "before delivery" wasn't there an impellor thing that used to spin round as the fuel was delivered?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 05, 2016, 9:24 am
1958, Cotswolds,  wind handle one way to fill, then the other way to pump into car. It took ages, but you DID have the enjoyment if watching the little fan spin as the fuel went in to your car. Days when you actually SAW petrol, rather than just smell it or here a faint gurgle. THOSE were good times eh?!!!!!!!!
About 3/6pence a GALLON, but you did only earn * per week😏 About 4p per litre!!!
We are STILL far better off NOW  but only financially i fear.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 05, 2016, 3:05 pm
Petrol station in the Philippines.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 05, 2016, 3:11 pm
What in the coke bottles??????😏‼️
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Jan 05, 2016, 3:26 pm
In Thailand they use whiskey bottles. Sometimes the fuel tastes better
than the original beverage !!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 05, 2016, 7:46 pm
What in the coke bottles??????😏‼️

Petrol. It's a petrol station.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Jan 07, 2016, 5:14 pm
Nick This allows every little village to have a fuel station so they can avoid
the Australian problems
 (http://www.cephas.com/ImageThumbs/1218394/3/1218394_No_fuel_for_500km_sign_at_western_end_of_Barkley_Stock_Route_Northern_Territory_Australia.jpg)



Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 07, 2016, 9:45 pm
I meant to type
What? In the coke  bottles?
Incredulously noting the slight danger of a child drinking "pink coke"!
Is there a petrol sign that is faded? It says Brandy!
Edwardee--- are you from Australia? As that is sure one amazing sign to read. I guess you all have to have fuel cans strapped into your boot, as few cars will have that range.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 07, 2016, 10:20 pm

 as few cars will have that range.

An Audi A4 2.0 tdi I had some years ago would do 400/500 Miles per tank depending on how it was driven :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jan 08, 2016, 12:43 am
That's just a run to the shops!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jan 08, 2016, 1:01 am
Out Near Winton Queensland. For the Flying Doctor.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 08, 2016, 6:17 am
I guess you all have to have fuel cans strapped into your boot, as few cars will have that range.
500Km is only 310 miles. I recently drove to the Swiss/ Austria border on one tank. I get over 700 miles in my Merc.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Jan 08, 2016, 7:38 am
My V8 Jag would need extra jerry cans!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 08, 2016, 8:12 pm
Bongvaro 600 miles for £75. Easy do it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 08, 2016, 9:21 pm
Is this guy nuts ore am I missing something
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CZ100-BARN-FIND-VERY-RARE-1963-WHITE-TANK-MODEL-/252235267095?hash=item3aba64bc17:g:OBgAAOSwZG9Wh9mZ (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CZ100-BARN-FIND-VERY-RARE-1963-WHITE-TANK-MODEL-/252235267095?hash=item3aba64bc17:g:OBgAAOSwZG9Wh9mZ)

kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Jan 08, 2016, 10:46 pm
Is this guy nuts ore am I missing something
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CZ100-BARN-FIND-VERY-RARE-1963-WHITE-TANK-MODEL-/252235267095?hash=item3aba64bc17:g:OBgAAOSwZG9Wh9mZ (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CZ100-BARN-FIND-VERY-RARE-1963-WHITE-TANK-MODEL-/252235267095?hash=item3aba64bc17:g:OBgAAOSwZG9Wh9mZ)

kip
Just down the road from me. Bargain eh?    LOL  :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jan 08, 2016, 11:38 pm
Its a Honda monkey bike. Legendary. Mind there's not very much left of it!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 09, 2016, 9:04 am
Insane on so many levels. 🙈
Gee I thought i was dillusional. 😏
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 09, 2016, 9:59 am
http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/321006147966
Enjoy
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Jan 09, 2016, 10:01 am
Much nicer and ready to go!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1978-Honda-ST70-Vintage-4-Keepers-From-New-Classic-Monkey-Bike-Ready-To-Ride-/131560766497?hash=item1ea1a1fc21:g:m08AAOSwDNdVrSMp (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1978-Honda-ST70-Vintage-4-Keepers-From-New-Classic-Monkey-Bike-Ready-To-Ride-/131560766497?hash=item1ea1a1fc21:g:m08AAOSwDNdVrSMp)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 09, 2016, 10:11 am
Why by an old one.
Buy a new clone.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 09, 2016, 10:24 am
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18295/lot/156/
But look what a complete one sells for!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 09, 2016, 10:25 am
Try and get parts.
That made that because it's what they call a survivor. Untouched and original.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 09, 2016, 10:33 am
Why by an old one.
Buy a new clone.
If thats Chinese I'd rather have an old one!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 09, 2016, 10:34 am
What are they actually for - if you aren't a monkey  ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Jan 09, 2016, 11:39 am
Originally a paddock pit bike for bike racers that became a cult icon etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQueuQcHaYw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQueuQcHaYw)

Rarity value etc
See what Jimmy's Lambretta from the film Quadrophenia made; amazed us all.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15844/lot/347/ (https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15844/lot/347/)

Be rude not to make an exact replica eh? So I did!!!

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am
Chinese new year February 8  Year of the monkey.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 10, 2016, 9:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKEuzxC4eGc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKEuzxC4eGc)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 10, 2016, 1:21 pm
Gee Kip, thats superb, especially as both my brothers own one, so theyve been sent a copy post haste! 😂
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 10, 2016, 5:33 pm
I'm gonna grow a Vincent Black Shadow.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jan 10, 2016, 6:06 pm
I'm gonna grow a Vincent Black Shadow.

Kip

My mate had a Black Shadow. It was known as the Torre Canyon due to the amount oil that leaked out of it. We were still jealous.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 10, 2016, 6:50 pm
A snip!

http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/24-04-2014-ImperialWarMuseumDuxford-1366/1951VincentBlackShadow-37508.aspx
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Jan 10, 2016, 8:35 pm
So would this be but all options are sold out.  :'(
With the uprated sports pack a bargain price of........................................................................ 200,000 Euros   :o

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/first-rides-tests/2015/september/first-ride-report-honda-rc213v-s/ (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/first-rides-tests/2015/september/first-ride-report-honda-rc213v-s/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 14, 2016, 6:10 pm
Dont you just love this video!!! Click on 'Read More'
http://bigtruckfan.com/will-this-dodge-gets-bested-by-a-landrover/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Facebook+dodge+vs+landrover (http://bigtruckfan.com/will-this-dodge-gets-bested-by-a-landrover/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Facebook+dodge+vs+landrover)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Jan 14, 2016, 10:20 pm
Brough Superior anyone?   :o

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30195048 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30195048)

or a cheap barn find?

http://www.gizmag.com/bonhams-broughs-of-bodmin-moor-barnfind-auction/40893/pictures#19 (http://www.gizmag.com/bonhams-broughs-of-bodmin-moor-barnfind-auction/40893/pictures#19)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 15, 2016, 9:00 am
My rd new was £1300.
Now it's worth £4500-£5500.
I bought it for £400 in 1998. Spent a bit of time and a bit of cash.
The good thing is I have 3 of them in various stages of restoration.
If you can get hold of an old two stroke they are getting more valuable.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 15, 2016, 9:51 am
Brilliant bikes, I can remember a guy who worked for me who did a wheely while overtaking me on his RD350 LC it went like stink!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 15, 2016, 4:21 pm
Just got to share this putdown

"If you drop your trousers I just might be able to understand what your saying"...

Can't wait to use it.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 15, 2016, 5:10 pm
Like that Kip!!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Jan 16, 2016, 12:08 am
Warby.
I always said if I owned an RD350LC I'd soon be dead.......................................but have this RZV500R instead now.
Love Stink Wheels.

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 16, 2016, 8:33 am
How many Go Pros can you count?

http://youtu.be/EPr32OYuEmo (http://youtu.be/EPr32OYuEmo)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 16, 2016, 8:40 am

"If you drop your trousers I just might be able to understand what your saying"...



Kip

I suggest you choose your recipient carefully regarding the early part of the phrase. You cant be toooo carefull nowadays :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 16, 2016, 10:49 am
It works on so many levels.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jan 16, 2016, 12:21 pm
It works on so many levels.
Kip
Like a lift engineer
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 16, 2016, 12:52 pm
Boom Boom
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 16, 2016, 8:13 pm
ENJOY

https://youtu.be/RcoF26beYHc
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 16, 2016, 9:33 pm
Boom Boom
I feel i have nothing better to add other than KIPs previous comment!!!!!!!!
The last five seconds are the most important bit!!!!!!!!!!
I think i ll leave it right there!!!!!!!!
Thank you Gazza, ive now got to try and sleep------
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 19, 2016, 11:15 am
Warby.
I always said if I owned an RD350LC I'd soon be dead.......................................but have this RZV500R instead now.
Love Stink Wheels.
I rather think a RZV is somewhat more 'Hairy' than a RD350!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I sold my bikes ('98 Fireblade & 2000 BMW R1150GS) some years ago, getting too old!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jan 19, 2016, 3:39 pm
http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/enewsletters/Sportsboatsandribs/Pages/considerations-for-disabled-craft-in-heavy-seas.aspx?utm_source=UpToSpeed&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=jan16-uptospeed

A very good little article here !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: dean finnigan on Jan 19, 2016, 11:05 pm
Ross
It's a great article
We had boats in Lymington for over 17years you would not believe what we witnessed or true story's that in that time were related to us many alcohol related 🍻
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 20, 2016, 12:47 pm

Dave Wall (a new "old" member) has sent me these, and given permission for inclusion!
What a delight to READ such clear instructions!




 
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(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d0/20/9f/d0209fb8e86737c086396f778b19cff9.jpg)
The Fine Print
 
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(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fa/06/7f/fa067fdc5a78a77f7ab826426785ac62.jpg)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2e/78/18/2e7818f89a0f4b25a6f022fa5348b3a8.jpg)
 
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Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 20, 2016, 3:14 pm
Chuckle time.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 20, 2016, 8:36 pm
I know of a certain hovercraft that has the use your own brain sticker :) ;)



Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 20, 2016, 9:18 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcBE8HEAyi4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcBE8HEAyi4)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jan 21, 2016, 1:34 am
Personally started a truck like that,,without the rope,,. Much to the amazement of the bystanders who were amused at my predicament.... ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 21, 2016, 7:53 am
Personally started a truck like that,,without the rope,,. Much to the amazement of the bystanders who were amused at my predicament.... ;D


I prefer the hillside battery setup :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Jan 21, 2016, 8:05 am

I prefer the hillside battery setup :)


But you can't carry a hill with you !!! ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 21, 2016, 9:27 am
Not a problem around here ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Alan Orchard on Jan 25, 2016, 7:56 am
I like a good wildlife documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eryxAcsTcOA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eryxAcsTcOA)
Alan
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 25, 2016, 9:25 am
You cracked it then.
Looking forward to the manual once the TS3 is done!!

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 26, 2016, 12:19 pm
Worth a try???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Jan 27, 2016, 7:47 am
Worth a try???

Love it!!!!!   :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jan 28, 2016, 10:49 am
I don't know if any members are interested in space exploration etc but just read this morning about the NASA 'Opportunity' Mars rover which landed on Mars back in 2004 with a scheduled operating mission of 3 months, well its still going!! On monday its 12 th year on the red planet was celebrated, hows that for engineering? Due to the unexpected longevity of the mission the rover is rover is experiencing memory problems (so human?) with its computer!   
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 28, 2016, 4:26 pm
Why don't we pronounce diesel as dysel?
We don't recive stuff.

Just a thought.

Kluless Kip

Ps, Gonna start a new fashion house called Paraffin. Any one want a tee shirt?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Jan 28, 2016, 7:14 pm
Kip,
You haven't been drinking the stuff have you?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Feb 01, 2016, 6:45 pm
Don't fancy sleeping on the ground?


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00E9WHTMC (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00E9WHTMC)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Feb 02, 2016, 12:16 am
I hope it comes with decent guy ropes to stop it taking off! Although the bed appears to have seat belts.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 03, 2016, 9:39 pm
Just received from Dave Ibbotson in Gran Canaria  8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 03, 2016, 9:48 pm
Two Middle aged women chatting about Tattoos and one decides to go for it.
She tells the operator, "I REALLY like Butterflies can I have one on each Buttock?"
"Why YES was the retort"!---- Lie FACE Down on here------"
She exits, most delighted with the result.
Her friend, feeling a rush of enthusiasm also enters saying--
"I REALLY like Bees, Can I have one on each Buttock?"
"Why YES was the retort, lie face down on here"
Returning home, that night she proudly explains to her husband who says,
"Well lets be seeing then"!
She pulls her knickers down and bends over for him to have a good look.
After a while the husband asked---------
"WHOS BoB-----? :o 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 04, 2016, 7:47 pm
Pmsl.
Tears down my leg etc.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Feb 05, 2016, 5:07 pm
That took a second...............................then LOV V V L
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Feb 05, 2016, 11:02 pm
                                             Daughter to Father:
                                       "Dad there is something my
                                         boyfriend said to me, that I
                                         didn't understand. He said
                                          that I 'have a beautiful
                                          chassis, lovely airbags and
                                         and a fantastic bumper.

                                        Father's response:
                                          "Tell your boyfriend that if he
                                          opens your bonnet and tries
                                           to check your oil with his
                                          dipstick, I will tighten his nuts
                                          so hard that his headlights
                                          will pop out and he will start
                                            leaking from his exhaust
                                              pip."

                                                                                              Tom. 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Feb 06, 2016, 12:10 am
[quote author=Nick Flint link=topic=1588.msg48135#msg48135 date=1454536133
"WHOS BoB-----? :o   
 
Told the wife this one & got the "Oh, for goodness..." & the  ::) ::) .. An hour later heard her on the phone to our daughter cacking herself over it...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 06, 2016, 9:35 am
Thank you Tom, another classic approach. Goes down well with the cornflakes!
A bit like the boyfriend signing his name in the snow with URINE, ---but it was in his girlfriends writing-----


Yes Eric, it was told to a friend of mine --in Church!
I expressed surprise. and he said "humour doesn't stop inside you know------"
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Feb 06, 2016, 11:28 am
Now look what you have started! My go;


Woman:
Do you drink beer?
Man: Yes
Woman: How many beers a day?
Man: Usually about 3
Woman: How much do you pay per beer?
Man: £5.00 (expensive beer :o )
Woman: And how long have you been drinking?
Man: About 20 years, I suppose
Woman: So a beer costs £5 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at £450. In one year, it would be approximately £5,400. correct?
Man: Correct
Woman: If in 1 year you spend £5400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at £108,000, correct?
Man: Correct
Woman: Do you know that if you didn't drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?
Man: Do you drink beer?
Woman: No
Man: Where's your Ferrari?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 06, 2016, 12:02 pm
Hanging in the wardrobe? :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Feb 06, 2016, 2:41 pm
     
                        And a large Jewelry Box.        :-\   


                                                                                 Tom.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 06, 2016, 2:44 pm
Stop this at once  Or I WILL START.
Be warned , I have my Loo Log of a thousand jokes.

Kurmdegely Kip   >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Feb 06, 2016, 3:15 pm
     Kip
                              Uncoil it but  not in the loo.     ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 06, 2016, 4:46 pm
Man drops car keys, and can't see them.
Crosses the road to look under a street lamp.
Why aren't you looking for them where you dropped them?
Because theres more light over here-------- ::)


PS it IS raining out there----- :-[
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 06, 2016, 5:06 pm
Left knee is buggered.
Suspected Bakers Cyst. When sitting left knee is 40mm longer and more like a balloon ready to go BANG
Hurts a bit and fed up cos I can't hop far.
I am expecting genuine, warm sincere sympathy from my caring colleagues.

Please send open cheques and letters of condolence and I am sure I will feel a lot better even if my leg drops off.

Thanking you in advance.

Kip
Ps Nick, not raining here but it might as well may be.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 06, 2016, 5:23 pm
I could send you a good sharp axe and a bit of 2x3. That'll fix it 😀

(Seriously though I hope it gets better soon)

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 06, 2016, 5:31 pm
I could do with a new chainsaw.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 06, 2016, 7:49 pm
Is there any puss.
Or oozing of any kid. Any chance of a pic.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 06, 2016, 8:23 pm
Sorry. You will have to do with my old war wound.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 06, 2016, 9:08 pm
Urghhh
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 07, 2016, 8:05 pm
KIP--- thats not a foot, ---More like a nasty swollen 11 inches.------
We were discussing this Bakers Cyst about 1 year ago-----Back of yer knee??---
Not rushing to a diagnosis is commendable though------ ::)
ANY WAY jolly crap done--Soooo - REALLY sorry to hear you have eventually fallen below magnificence.
I DO hope it does not compromise matters for you too much but by the sound of it ---
IT ALREADY HAS. :'(
On a parallel route, IVE been hobbling about with a sudden and acute BOUT O' GOUT ont' Raight ankle .
This made Jane wretch as she realised how old I was.
Im researching Cherry extract in a vain effort to regain some youthful vigour, and aesthetics.
I presume your stool with casters on has been brought back out of retirement, and you will soon be seen zooming about tending your toasted pikelettes and jellied eals.
Hang on in there and if you want a less surreal discussion, please telephone me. :-*
We can talk whilst sitting down -don't you know----

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Feb 07, 2016, 9:02 pm
Kip 
                 
                   Keep that foot elevated and get well soon.                       
                                                                                                        Tom.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Feb 07, 2016, 10:33 pm
Well that sounds like you're Kip-pered for a while. Hope you return to health as soon as, and take it easy. Plenty of rest....or is that plenty of Kip required.............................................I'll get my coat.
Seriously though, take care!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: dean finnigan on Feb 07, 2016, 10:36 pm
Nick
Control by diet www.johnhardy.co.uk
Works for me. Ie can still enjoy glass of vino if cut out black pudding
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 14, 2016, 11:16 am
I'm gouted up at the moment. I have kept it at bay with nettle tea until now. It is the longest I have gone without an attack.
Concentrate black cherry from Holland and Barrett (was told recent need to check it out) is also good.
Have a chat to the staff.
Search the web for trigger foods.
Mine is nearly gone it was in my ankle which was good because painkillers took the edge off it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 14, 2016, 11:23 am
Oi Gazza!!
Get your own sympathy,  this thread is about me not you.
Couldn't give a stuff about your problem.
Mines bigger than yours Yah Boo

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Feb 14, 2016, 11:41 am
Oi Gazza!!
Get your own sympathy,  this thread is about me not you.
Couldn't give a stuff about your problem.
Mines bigger than yours Yah Boo

Kip

LOL. The ol' "mines larger/worse/more dire than yours" ploy.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Feb 14, 2016, 11:51 am
Have we reached our quota of disabled members now?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 14, 2016, 12:17 pm
Nah,
As Donny Lonigan sang "just jump up on the cart"
Room for one more.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 14, 2016, 4:01 pm
I'm feeling much better. Thanks.
Ner ner na ner ner.
.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 16, 2016, 6:51 pm
Little leggy looking lovely. Lot less limpy, limpy

Despite no open cheques. Miserable buggers!!

Kavorting Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Feb 16, 2016, 7:43 pm
Clearly my prayers on the hour have worked.  Ive cancelled the undertakers--- Too late for the pub meal though--- :-[
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Feb 18, 2016, 10:29 pm
Clearly my prayers on the hour have worked.  Ive cancelled the undertakers--- Too late for the pub meal though--- :-[


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFXGwHsD_A
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: orkneymark on Feb 25, 2016, 10:23 pm
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=172106496615&globalID=EBAY-GB


Anybody brave enough?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Feb 25, 2016, 10:31 pm
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=172106496615&globalID=EBAY-GB


Anybody brave enough?

Not much use on the River Severn else I'd be there!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Feb 26, 2016, 7:01 am
It's RNLI orange and in Norfolk  ??? :o  So that's why Kev the Hover has been missing from our midst  ::) 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Feb 26, 2016, 7:22 am
Are those air motors on the props ??
I would imagine a very limited range.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Feb 26, 2016, 8:12 am
Home made looking co2 scrubber looks a bit iffy, its all very 1970s good thing for a maritime museum
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 04, 2016, 1:51 pm
Found this.
http://youtu.be/r33qX0x5XWI
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 09, 2016, 4:18 pm
All engineers should relate to this. 


Sent to me by  Dave Wall
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 10, 2016, 6:28 am
Trailer mods.
Fitted some  hooks for lashing straps.
All I can say is my welding is improving.
New gun helps.
When you click the image it goes the right way round.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Mar 10, 2016, 7:43 am
Excellent welding Sir !!!
( Never argue with a guy with a new gun )
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 10, 2016, 10:59 am
Me thinks a little more work with the grinder beforehand would help.
Could be wrong though.( Always room for a first)


Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 10, 2016, 11:55 am
Distressed look is in this year.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Mar 15, 2016, 9:31 pm
Anyone going to Porthmadog who is interested in RAF fighters etc this place is about 45 min away!!
http://machloop.co.uk/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 18, 2016, 9:02 am
Steve, Far from boring.
Looking good.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Steve Holland on Mar 18, 2016, 9:05 am
That compliment deserves a £5 note or by PayPal for your cause.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 18, 2016, 10:48 am
Thanks for putting a smile on my face.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Mar 18, 2016, 6:32 pm
So what are we all doing for Sport Relief?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 18, 2016, 7:04 pm
Watching Telly.

  Many more worthwhile causes IMO
Oh all right. Down the pub for sweaty darts workout.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Mar 19, 2016, 5:14 pm
Kip, a new one for you to try!!!
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/how-100mph-zip-wire-could-10897955
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Mar 19, 2016, 5:59 pm
Bring it on. Unfortunately the new slim Kip will easily be beaten now by the not so slim Fat Boy Chris M.
Even cheating last year I could not beat him.
Despite what we all know, on the Zip, objects do not drop at the same weight

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Mar 19, 2016, 7:15 pm
It was all down to my technique Mr Kip - A pre-zip plateful of doughnuts in the cafe!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 20, 2016, 5:24 pm
Nuff said.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 12, 2016, 7:14 am
http://youtu.be/TV7eRaMEzSU
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Apr 17, 2016, 8:09 am
Their getting scarily closer to being a reality...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa3BdNm_2EQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa3BdNm_2EQ)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 18, 2016, 9:31 pm
just bought and used an Ebay  cheapo gas soldering iron.
Absolutely brilliant. Far superior to leccy.
Wish I had bought one yonks ago. If you aint got one go get one.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 19, 2016, 5:16 am
They're pretty much the standard for onsite AV works. I have two of them.
I remember dropping one from a scaffold on the top balcony in a theatre whilst soldering speaker connections.
Luckily the flame went out before it hit the seats in the stalls below.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 20, 2016, 9:14 am
I'm going to hell. He he he.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Apr 20, 2016, 9:31 am
Nice place in Norway

(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Hell+bloody+cold+hell_8103e9_5022120.jpg)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Apr 20, 2016, 10:00 am
Oh. and tell the airport security you're going to Trondheim.
They get very upset if you say you're on your way to Hell !!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 20, 2016, 9:01 pm
I like that. I think the wife is from there.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 23, 2016, 8:32 am
One year before I discovered hovercraft.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n3QotKps70 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n3QotKps70)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Apr 23, 2016, 6:54 pm
Kip, you got me thinking (dillicult) about my first intro to HC. It was when I was still at school about 1967/68! Some guy had advertised a meeting and brought one along to the Kingsway Hotel in Manchester, I think he was trying to drum up some sponsorship! The HC, from memory, was similar to a Hoverhawk, would this be right for the year? (One lift and two thust "stuck" on the side)
Warby
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Apr 24, 2016, 3:32 am
And nearly everyone with a ciggy in their mouth.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Apr 24, 2016, 10:52 am
I remember an event like that where the craft wouldn't go on the stubbly grass and could not stop on the runway tarmac but where was it? The starter with the flag looks very Christopher Cockerell but is it him? Wonderfully non health and safety everywhere you look. Love the airplanes and hovercraft moving on the same runway. Great.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Apr 24, 2016, 11:14 am
It was Blackbushe and the grass was really thick stubble the craft seemed really high tech at the time - extraordinary. Although 50 years from now someone else will be saying the same of today!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 24, 2016, 3:57 pm
And nearly everyone with a ciggy in their mouth.

Everyone no doubt had to smoke No.6 fags just to keep the sponsor happy.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 24, 2016, 6:26 pm
Thanks Kip. Just before I joined the HCGB, as a poor student. Watneys Red Barrel and a toasted cheese sandwich to buy at the union bar--------once per week from my £2-00 per wk spending money.

Bizzarrrrgh watching people talking (but hearing nothing) Sound was a big extra cost for cine films then.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Apr 24, 2016, 7:14 pm
Interesting the thing you never see in these early films is ..... Water! Which would have made things much easier for them. I wonder how long those skirts lasted on that tarmac?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Apr 24, 2016, 8:34 pm
A friend of mine has one of these on order.
The spec is amazing. 1.5 litre  3 cylwith turbo and intercooler 224 hp.
How cars have progressed in the recent years.


http://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs/BMW/73754/BMW-F45-2-Series-Active-Tourer-225xe.html (http://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs/BMW/73754/BMW-F45-2-Series-Active-Tourer-225xe.html)

kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Apr 24, 2016, 11:27 pm
Ref Kips quote 'How cars have progressed in recent years'
I remember the popular Ford Escort XR3i ,quoted 0-60 time of 8.5 secs, my current Landrover (Diesel)
0-60   8.7 secs !! OK may not go round corners as well!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Apr 25, 2016, 5:49 am
You can get 200hp from a 1 litre, 3 cylinder Ford Ecoboost engine. From the car it's 125hp. Let's not forget that's the same displacement as a 35hp Briggs.
I know it's a lot more complicated though. one day I'll have a play with one when I have the time and money.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Apr 25, 2016, 7:05 am
1904 3115cc 16Hp
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/Albion_16HP_Wagonette_1904.jpg)
But you'ld rather have one of these wouldn't you ???


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Apr 25, 2016, 1:19 pm
The future is electric? Free-piston engine/generator + electric motors??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUbBqSu9Hdc
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Apr 25, 2016, 2:18 pm
So what is pressurising the air inlet ??
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Apr 27, 2016, 9:56 pm
Why do U need to pressurise the air inlet?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Apr 27, 2016, 10:38 pm
It's a 2-stroke - no suction cycle.  Although not clear, it looks like it uses "crankcase" pressure to push intake air into the cylinder via ports (the use of exhaust valves allows full control over scavenging unlike "normal" 2-strokes).  The proximity of coils, etc. to a very hot combustion chamber/piston must be a bit of an engineering challenge!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Apr 28, 2016, 6:45 am
But the bottom of the piston is marked as a gas spring chamber.
this is what returns the piston to the top and so cannot be pressurising
the air intake !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 03, 2016, 2:37 pm
I get sent a copy of the Sheerness lifeboat callout reports. It amazes me the distances that lifeboat travels to do a rescue that could really be done with a nearby vessel.
In March, it travelled around 15 miles from Sheerness to Strood to rescue some guys stuck on the Russian submarine which is about 100 yards from shore.
You'd think there would be someone nearer who could have helped.
On another callout, a coastguard helicopter came all the way from Lydd to search for a missing person. Hardly a local service is it?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 03, 2016, 5:07 pm
As a member of the RNLI I tend to follow some of the 'Shouts' and it never ceases to amaze me the conditions these guys go out in. and also some of the stupid things the 'public' get up to and have to be rescued. I remember one day whilst walking on Black Rock sands and seeing (Through Binoculars) this powerboat going back and forth across the entrance to the Porthmadog channel near No 1 buoy (There are 17 in all!!) a short time later the RNLI inshore boat turns up to guide them in, but by this time the channel is too shallow for the powerboat so they take them back to Criccieth to anchor!! Later the report stated Turned out to powerboat 'Lost' off Porthmadog bar!!!!! What a waste of RNLI time and money!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on May 03, 2016, 9:15 pm
Best one we have had so far was being requested to retrieve some sea kayakers who - and I quote   'didn't realise the tide went out'.  They were thigh deep in gloop about a mile from dry land.....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 03, 2016, 10:25 pm
We ought to have a collection of the silliest ones!!
In the latest Rib & Powerboat magazine There was a mention of a 'New' power-boater who on his first trip tied up in some well known harbour on the south coast and went for lunch with his wife, on returning he found the Harbour Master 'adjusting his mooring lines' which had become 'as tight as a piano wire' with the boat tipped over on its side!!! He said is there a problem? When the HM explained what had happened the guy replied ' I new the tide came in and out, but I didn't realise it went up & down as well'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on May 06, 2016, 9:58 pm
http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/Redcar-RNLI-rescue-hovercraft.aspx

Who is this then ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 07, 2016, 6:44 pm
That would be Andrew Haddow and his bbv 6. Not sure if it's got a diesel trust engine.
I know he's put a
It of time and money into the craft.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on May 07, 2016, 8:32 pm
There but for the Grace etc. .......................
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 07, 2016, 9:27 pm
We ought to have a collection of the silliest ones!!

I could share a few silly ones. Trouble is most of them were me, so for the sake of my reputation I won't bother!  That was in the days before we knew better... we have learnt a huge amount since I started hovercrafting.

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on May 09, 2016, 10:25 pm
Fishing made easy.

https://www.facebook.com/madz.alpasainz/posts/835528946552090 (https://www.facebook.com/madz.alpasainz/posts/835528946552090)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 10, 2016, 7:44 am
There but for the Grace etc. .......................
I'm sure it will happen to me at some point. Been lucky up to now.
A few near misses.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 12, 2016, 7:32 am
Good advice.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on May 12, 2016, 1:49 pm
You Conehead!   :D :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 12, 2016, 9:32 pm
Surprise
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 13, 2016, 7:21 am
Why do you think he wears that hat?

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 20, 2016, 11:02 am
Another T shirt for us olden's!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 22, 2016, 2:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLQUy6g40SQ
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 22, 2016, 5:38 pm
Google "russian ship plows into beach"

kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on May 22, 2016, 8:12 pm
Oh! The humanity!! :'( :'(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on May 23, 2016, 5:56 am
Oh! The humanity!! :'( :'(


Actually it's a hovercraft landing on what would seem to be a clear section of beach.
Made dramatic by camera angles and headlines.
Let's make mountains out of these molehills.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on May 23, 2016, 12:53 pm
Durr! ::) ::) ::) ::) ... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on May 23, 2016, 1:24 pm
The magic of a super telephoto lens on a clear day!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 09, 2016, 9:12 pm
All washed down!!!, I've never seen it so clean.
http://www.wexfordpeople.ie/out-about/high-flyers-get-to-grips-with-drones-34782885.html
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 11, 2016, 12:55 pm
My Gawd. This girl is GOOD

https://www.google.co.uk/?client=firefox-b#q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_0NIDVJWo0U& (https://www.google.co.uk/?client=firefox-b#q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_0NIDVJWo0U&)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on Jun 11, 2016, 8:43 pm
yeh but should get out more
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 11, 2016, 9:31 pm
Trust me Martin,
I get out a lot!!

Kavorting Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on Jun 11, 2016, 9:41 pm
so do i so do i
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on Jun 11, 2016, 9:45 pm
i was refuring to the chap with the pencil sharpener,hes got a talent but
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jun 15, 2016, 6:52 pm
Private "joke" with my 5 yr old grandson was sitting in the hovercraft and I would suddenly stand up straight- point and scream




SHARK!
He was on a small beach in IBIZA last week, stood up and did just this.-------
The effect was "electric" and eventually most saw the humour, although some found the matter "unacceptable"! ::)
I could not be more proud!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 16, 2016, 9:12 am
Think I might give it a test run
Kip

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 16, 2016, 9:18 am
If this causes me to be called a dirty old man. Then so be it!!
I can live with that.

https://youtu.be/ETrFshvnk7c (https://youtu.be/ETrFshvnk7c)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Jun 16, 2016, 1:46 pm
Exceptional that, exceptional.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 17, 2016, 8:50 pm
Just bought one of these on Ebay.
Can't believe the features it has for 28 Quid  Brand new



  TOM 5" 8GB Car GPS SAT NAV Navigation System Navigator TOM FM SpeedCam EU Maps

Kip

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jun 17, 2016, 9:29 pm
you lost me there Kip...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Jun 17, 2016, 9:56 pm
Be wary if you rely on the speed cam data - from my experience of a '100% accurate system' sold by our trade association, it was rubbish - it had some of the fixed cameras and none of the mobile sites.  We used to have a subscription road angel that was superb. I sent this other one back as not fit for purpose !  No idea about yours, but don't rely on it until you are sure its accurate !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 18, 2016, 5:48 pm
Cos I'm very good at them I thought I would enter a pun competition.
I entered 10 of my best hoping to win.
Dead choked.


No pun in ten did.

No, I will not apologise cos this could run forever.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jun 18, 2016, 8:56 pm
Just bought one of these on Ebay.
Can't believe the features it has for 28 Quid  Brand new



  TOM 5" 8GB Car GPS SAT NAV Navigation System Navigator TOM FM SpeedCam EU Maps

Kip

Running WIN CE there's a passing chance it will run the memory map software including OS 50000 and marine mapping. Ill let you know, I bought one its cheap enough to take a punt.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Jun 19, 2016, 3:28 pm
I've been using a 7" one of these cheap (32 quid) Chinese jobs, seem to have many more features than previous expensive satnavs. They are cheap, both in cost and quality and I know lots of folks who moan that theirs have packed up after a couple of years use BUT I reckon that still works out a good buy. Buy cheap, bin it after a few years and buy latest technology cheap again. Mine came with free updates for life too, whatever 'life' means.

Chris
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jun 19, 2016, 5:55 pm
I am dead chuffed with mine.
Far more info than the Garmin I lost.
Well worth the money.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jun 20, 2016, 8:44 pm
Having to stackem up now. Need rid of some craft
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Jun 22, 2016, 6:02 am
Pravdas' Hovercraft

https://zippy.gfycat.com/BriefUnfortunateAsiansmallclawedotter.webm (https://zippy.gfycat.com/BriefUnfortunateAsiansmallclawedotter.webm)



From the film "Girls Und Panzer Der Filme "
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jun 22, 2016, 7:08 am
Won't open on my iPad.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 03, 2016, 5:35 pm
Gaz saw this sticker and thought of me.
Flattered.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jul 07, 2016, 10:09 pm
One of my all time favourites.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RySJdMCqWPM (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RySJdMCqWPM)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Jul 08, 2016, 8:58 am
Me too. Also CC5. The overcast and monochrome makes winter '68 seem a lot longer ago than the technicolor memories!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 11, 2016, 9:00 pm
Campervan has been sold. Hovercraft has been sold.
2 empty spaces.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jul 11, 2016, 9:09 pm
Which Hover did you sell Gazza, you have 2 listed?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 11, 2016, 9:24 pm
The freedom 1
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jul 11, 2016, 9:35 pm
 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jul 11, 2016, 10:39 pm
Which Hover did you sell Gazza, you have 2 listed?

What's the other one then?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jul 12, 2016, 6:43 am
this one...
http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php/topic,5599.0.html
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Jul 12, 2016, 7:08 am
Why not just finish it then?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jul 12, 2016, 6:57 pm
Well done Gazza. HOW do you do it?
Will you be my agent, or perhaps just eye candy on the bonnet? :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 12, 2016, 7:52 pm
Other is the Ts3
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 15, 2016, 7:29 pm
Found this on my arcade machine.
Aqua jack. 80's arcade shoot em up.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jul 20, 2016, 9:10 pm
Gazza Spielburger breaks the 11k views on one of my videos.
Strangely it's not "watching paint dry".
It's this bad boy.
11000 people can't be wrong. Riveting action from start to finish.
https://youtu.be/kDX5hHxw6Ss
Enjoy and thanks for watching.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Jul 21, 2016, 8:31 am
Great ending
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 03, 2016, 8:05 pm
Love this
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 03, 2016, 8:11 pm
This is my favourite accident report :

The weather forecasts for southern England
did not correspond to the actual conditions.
The possibility of fog or weather conditions,
which would prevent an approach at Stansted
or require a CAT III approach at EMA, was not
forecast and was not a planning consideration
for the crew.

After striking the ground, there was a short
period of confusion on the flight deck, after
which the commander resumed control as the
aircraft climbed.


The longer route to Runway 33 allowed
an opportunity for the police helicopter to
inspect the aircraft. In order for this to be
done, the damaged aircraft flew over the city
of Birmingham.


and it is a genuine report ! The middle paragraph is just priceless.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 05, 2016, 10:48 pm
Total Interruption To Service Unspecified Problem :) ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: gavin parson on Aug 08, 2016, 10:09 pm
https://www.facebook.com/fantasticworld/videos/599760236872533/ (https://www.facebook.com/fantasticworld/videos/599760236872533/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 10, 2016, 2:19 pm
Anybody need some drill bits,  :)
https://www.donedeal.ie/tools-for-sale/170-piece-drill-bit-set-a-life-essential/13066295
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 14, 2016, 2:30 pm
All seems a bit quiet ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Aug 14, 2016, 2:50 pm
All seems a bit quiet ?
Shhhhhh you'll wake everyone up!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 14, 2016, 6:21 pm
Keep the noise down you two.
Kipping Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Aug 14, 2016, 7:12 pm
That's because we're all hovering! More later!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 14, 2016, 8:12 pm
Wish I was - went to Uphill yesterday and the '10 gusting 15' wind turned out to be '20 gusting 31'.  Didn't go out.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Aug 15, 2016, 2:58 pm
The Museum have acquired the Princess Anne - WELL DONE GUYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 15, 2016, 3:32 pm
https://www.change.org/p/homes-and-communities-agency-save-the-princess-anne-the-last-remaining-srn4-hovercraft-for-the-nation/u/17571278?tk=sy73hmGInZSLoGCMtr8EXPnlPrlqqIdbkTNxiLxxAWM&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Aug 20, 2016, 5:47 am
Hi,,not hover related but, this is Nowt t d w out.  :D I've just replaced my old comp. with a new machine, ( Desk top  PC ), which, unfortunately, came with Windows 10. :'( :'( I've been as patient as I could & tried to live with this atrocity but I've come to hate it.  >:( >:(   I'm sure people out there love W10 & wont understand at all.  I DON'T have multiple devices, indeed ANY at all. Are there any computer savvy folks out there who can advise me on how to remove W 10 from this machine & do a clean UPGRADE to Windows 7.  :( I realize that I will have to purchase a new W 7....Thanks.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Aug 20, 2016, 8:38 am
I agree Windows 10 is rubbish, I tried to go back to Windows 7 after the upgrade but I had left it too long and it would not let me!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Aug 20, 2016, 9:05 am
My advice would be to stick with 10, its different yes, you will have to learn the minor differences from older operating systems. But believe me its better than 7. I have  64bit Lenovo machine, came with win 8, upgraded to 10. It's quick to load, stable and easy to use. We use win 7 at work, many due to our encryption platform, I don't find any problem flipping between the two. Intact prefer win 10.
Just stick with it. On your new machine it will perform better
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Aug 20, 2016, 9:20 am
I have Windows 10 on both my PC's and I don't dislike it. As far as uninstalling it goes I am with jon, give it some time, a couple of month will either have you tearing your hair out or have sorted out how to install 7.  as far as installing 7 goes there's plenty of help on Google.

Pet hate with Win 10;
I wish I could find out how to stop it switching computers on. I cured it on my laptop but despite trawling google have yet to find the setting to stop the desktop randomly turning itself on.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Aug 20, 2016, 9:55 am
Move to Linux - cheap (free!), stable (almost every web server on the planet runs Linux along with nearly every industrial computer system and half the phones and tablets) and with a variety of desktop and mobile distributions to suit your taste.  Most common version for desk/laptop is Linux Mint (https://www.linuxmint.com/) (Cinnamon interface look and works like Windows 7).  Say goodbye to never-ending, bandwidth-sapping updates and virus scanners that slow your computer (and need updated every ten minutes it seems).  Linux doesn't need virus protection.

 Most common Windows programs have Linux versions nowadays (and you can get free Linux programs for most common stuff anyway- often they're better than the Windows versions) - you can even still run Windows inside Linux as either dual boot, virtual machine or using an emulator (Wine, etc.).  Trying out Linux is pain-free and easy - download the Linux  disk image (https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=217) and burn it to a DVD or a USB stick (https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744), re-boot you computer from it and it'll run Linux without affecting your existing Windows installation or any data.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Aug 20, 2016, 11:45 am
Thanks
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 20, 2016, 12:46 pm
Agree with people above,  10 actually works very well  once you get the hang of it.
 I'm considering trying Linux when I get a chance but other projects taking up time at the moment.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 23, 2016, 8:14 pm
Why has the list of events,etc originally on the left of the page, migrated to the right?
Not that it matters, but I like to sleep at night without a very tired brain churning over trivia.

Konfused Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 23, 2016, 8:40 pm
All is change Kip and everything is fluid. Stagnation makes you smell, and a good flush out helps clean the sides of detritous deposits.
Stay with us pet and matters will unfurl as no doubt the world will inform and nurture us during times of distress.
We should thank John for couragously campaigning for refreshments, dragging us towards website nirvana.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Aug 23, 2016, 10:09 pm
Translation  ;) :

Amongst other stuff, it's an attempt to make the web site a bit more "responsive" - meaning it automatically adjusts the layout, size and amount of information it shows to suit the size of the screen it's being viewed on.  In other words, changes have been made to make the website more usable on small screen devices - otherwise known as phones. 

At the moment, the post/thread display and forum listings have been changed - more major changes will happen later this year when I can get some serious time to look at it.

PS if you want to see what things look like on a phone then drag/resize your the browser window right/left edge to make it narrower and narrower - the layout will change as it gets smaller than about 800 pixels wide.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 24, 2016, 1:45 pm
Ta Muchly Nick and John,
I will sleep well tonight.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Aug 25, 2016, 10:08 pm
Weird or What??

http://www.car-revs-daily.com/2015/12/18/concept-debrief-1999-rinspeed-x-trem-m-u-v/

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Aug 26, 2016, 6:54 am
Who's the Berke in this? Watch from around 13 mins, on screen at 13.36  :D

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2h8380 (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2h8380)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 26, 2016, 7:44 am
Kip-- thats a fabulous colour!  8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Sep 18, 2016, 1:54 pm
I'd love a babycham!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Sep 19, 2016, 6:20 am
I'd love a babycham!


The problem is they grow up so fast !!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 21, 2016, 10:19 am
Found this on face book, quite interesting what you dont actually see when navigating the Menai Straits! From the chart it takes a few seconds to start!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A5uZrjZ0Zfo (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A5uZrjZ0Zfo)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Sep 22, 2016, 11:35 am
Brilliant illustration - makes you wonder why some of those deep bits are so deep - what geological forces have made it so.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 22, 2016, 3:28 pm
I can understand "deep bits" where its rocky but where there is a sandy bottom I often puzzle as to how it is scoured out so deep.
When coming up the Porthmadog estuary, which is all sand the echosounder can go from 1-2 mtrs to 6-7 mtrs in less than 50 mtrs!! So many big "holes"!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Sep 22, 2016, 6:43 pm
It's Idris. Too many tourists up Cader so she had to take to the sea.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Sep 22, 2016, 6:55 pm
The paramotor guys sent me this - looks very cool!

https:/REMOVE/vimeo.com/183721471

Work around  - remove the word REMOVE (but leave the forward slashes) and paste the link into your browser.

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Sep 23, 2016, 1:17 am
Can't be displayed. Privacy Settings.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 27, 2016, 7:28 pm
Hovercraft Dear ?  ..... you saw one parked on the lawn ?   Surely not ! You must have imagined it,  ......its not there now !

WHACK :-(
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Sep 29, 2016, 11:19 am
More parameter stuff. Impressive shots of 'my' river!

https://www.paramotorclub.org/blogs/entry/8-severn-bore-chasers-fly-in-september-2016/

It would be cool to visit them on thier next event and say hello. The Severn on a bore tide is potentially very dodgy though.

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 29, 2016, 12:02 pm
Gee Mr B, THAT is a good read and they are clearly about as mad as us!
You say we could "visit them" but what about asking if we can "join / affiliate" with them?
Our respective craft though differing, are essentially similar, ie a bit noisy, but with props and engines driven by enthusiasts!
I think  if we were to approach these guys we could all benefit from a little "cross pollination" ie we would add to their wknd and vica versa?


We are a little concerned with numbers at our club events, and as such feel that we all would be more likely to attend if there was another string to the proverbial bow so to speak.


What about offering  a bilateral cross club membership deal?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 30, 2016, 8:59 am
Geography lesson
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John mcgonigal on Sep 30, 2016, 1:28 pm
I spotted this in Rothsay Isle of Bute this morning. I live in skelmorlie  on the mainland, and didn't know there was a hover on the island. Is it a member of the club ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Sep 30, 2016, 1:41 pm
No one in the club members map, you can take a look for yourself here:

http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php?action=ezportal;sa=page;p=1
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John mcgonigal on Sep 30, 2016, 1:46 pm
Ok cheers Gaz. I might leave a club leaflet on it next time I pass, if I'm out on the bike.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 08, 2016, 8:14 pm
One very clever guy.

http://www.dirtywheel.com/news/870/homemade-open-crank-motor-bicycle-cruises-on-the-road-so-smoothly (http://www.dirtywheel.com/news/870/homemade-open-crank-motor-bicycle-cruises-on-the-road-so-smoothly)

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 10, 2016, 6:42 pm
Don't thank me,buy me something.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Oct 12, 2016, 11:34 pm
A few impressive new tricks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_7k3fnxPq0
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 12, 2016, 11:43 pm
Brilliant but MAD!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 13, 2016, 9:18 am
Impressive
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 13, 2016, 7:09 pm
Looking for a small diesel engine automatic car for a non hovercraft project.
A polo 1.4 tdi comes to mind but an automatic is very difficult to find.
Good MPG and automatic essential. Cheapo  even more important.
Only want the front 3 ft of a car.
Any ideas from out there would be welcome.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 13, 2016, 7:11 pm
Looking for a small diesel engine automatic car for a non hovercraft project.
A polo 1.4 tdi comes to mind but an automatic is very difficult to find.
Good MPG and automatic essential. Cheapo  even more important.
Only want the front 3 ft of a car.
Any ideas from out there would be welcome.

Kip


New trike?  :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 13, 2016, 8:22 pm
Yep But slightly even more unusual but aint saying yet
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 14, 2016, 3:51 pm
H b c car salvage. Google it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 14, 2016, 7:45 pm
Maybe I didn't make myself clear.
I just wonder if anyone could point me towards a model of car that has the features I am looking for.
I am not asking if anyone has one for sale.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 14, 2016, 10:21 pm
Hi Kip, I take it you are thinking along the lines of a polo, ie front wheel drive, engine,gearbox and drive shafts, suspension, etc, or  is it a "complete" front end including bodywork lights etc?

Warby
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Oct 15, 2016, 3:20 am
The wife's Hyundai is a diesel auto. Great little car. ix35.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 15, 2016, 8:10 pm
Warby,
Yes exactly. I want the engine, transmission and suspension.
Basically all the running gear.

All too often you get started down a route and then someone comes along to say "why didn't you use XYZ"..
Often they are right!!.

Eric,
 Ta for that but Hyundai ix35 are not that common over here.Not many turn up in scrap yards

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Oct 16, 2016, 7:52 am
Smart car, everything is mounted to a drop out subframe
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 16, 2016, 9:14 am
Sounds interesting and will check it out.
Cheers Jon.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 16, 2016, 9:47 am
I think you will find the original Smart car is Rear wheel drive
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Oct 16, 2016, 7:11 pm
Is it a diesel Segway,  Kip ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: joncurtis on Oct 16, 2016, 8:16 pm
All the smart fortwo cars are rear wheel drive, deisel and petrol were made, full auto and semi. I assume you want an auto as the engines going at the back and you don't want to fanny with the linkages etc.
You can pickup a smart for 300 quid with, they suffer from dropping a cylinder. So if you don't mind taking the head off and fixing a valve its an extremly cheap, all aluminium engine setup, with power ranges from 60 to over 100hp.
Not telling why I have been researching this. :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 17, 2016, 5:58 am
They die after 70000 miles. Head and piston rings. Full rebuild not difficult and parts are getting cheaper. Sold my full car with a rebuilt engine £500 tested with no faults.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Oct 17, 2016, 9:42 am
So basically the engines are pretty sh$t then - but the most important thing is they are cheap (for a reason!) so ideal for using in a project then  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 17, 2016, 8:21 pm
They die after 70000 miles. Head and piston rings. Full rebuild not difficult and parts are getting cheaper. Sold my full car with a rebuilt engine £500 tested with no faults.
Obviously using the wrong engine! Maybe this would be better?
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgwzHJo3IXM
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 18, 2016, 5:08 pm
City car. Not meant to go places.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Oct 22, 2016, 7:58 am
https://youtu.be/VEVPDwOa9n0 (https://youtu.be/VEVPDwOa9n0)

เรารักในหลวง


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 25, 2016, 8:52 pm
 :-\ https://m.alibaba.com/product/60507987958/Vector-propulsion-hovercraft.html (https://m.alibaba.com/product/60507987958/Vector-propulsion-hovercraft.html)


Interesting description. :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Oct 26, 2016, 12:08 am
I notice on another page that the white one is named "FAIKING". Well, I want a faiking hovercraft,,,although they claim that it's "NO better than other hovercraft""
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Oct 26, 2016, 8:18 pm
Camo with a bright orange skirt. Make their minds up.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 01, 2016, 8:41 am
Just received this from Dave Wall, (Old thyme hovercrafter  of yore---)
I suggest if you've any interest, then contact him directly please--. Nick Flint
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A friend of mine has two tickets for the Formula 1 final race of the season The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at the Yas Marina circuit.  They are box seats, and include flights, hospitality, and hotel accommodation. 
He didn't realise when he bought them that this is the same day as his wedding.  If you're interested and want to go instead of him... it's at St Johns Church, Worcester at 2.15pm.  Her name is Susan - the one wearing the white dress. 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Nov 02, 2016, 10:27 pm
 :o ................................ :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 03, 2016, 6:10 pm
http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/capsized-hovercraft-man-overboard-rescued-yarmouth-rnli (http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/capsized-hovercraft-man-overboard-rescued-yarmouth-rnli)
Anyone we know?

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Nov 03, 2016, 6:33 pm
Looking at the damage it hit pretty hard, I hope no one was hurt.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Nov 03, 2016, 6:53 pm
Eh? Hit a wave??? Must have been a very hard wave!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 03, 2016, 7:42 pm
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/hovercraft-rescued-off-the-isle-of-wight-96674.aspx


Don't think anyone was hurt - craft looks a bit small for single operation off the Needles ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Nov 03, 2016, 9:23 pm
Craft was a stretched osprey.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Nov 04, 2016, 8:25 am
Recovery pics are on FB HERE (https://www.facebook.com/RnliYarmouth/posts/1488494587834629)

For no-FB users, some pix:
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14915609_1488492391168182_2929143189200673924_n.jpg?oh=93c275f7a26763efe02c138ed5b2860e&oe=589EFBD8)

Looks like the duct damage was probably caused by banging on rocks, etc.

(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14962791_1488492401168181_3754214029068862862_n.jpg?oh=9a771ab8d7dff1016df2df78728ccf08&oe=58A17488)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14938092_1488492477834840_996225947971927170_n.jpg?oh=c2fc2ad02832b3113aeb2142036e722e&oe=589C496A)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14937455_1488492601168161_708603700157244413_n.jpg?oh=5e082c22e79fb6fe5236a83c9a8845da&oe=5893EA4D)

Craft isn't much use as a lifeboat if it only "floats" under the surface!  I'm actually surprised the LB crew got into the water just to  recover a craft- that's above and beyond - I certainly wouldn't do it.  Whoever the craft owner was - they were very lucky to get ashore!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 04, 2016, 8:44 am
That last picture does not show the bow torn off as in the newspaper picture, so looks like it was torn off during recovery, but as you say, they certainly went the full monty trying to help the owner.
I was once hit by a rogue wave, (Off Abersoc, Wales) which came from the SHORE, and hit a shore bound wave right under my speed boat. This created a wave  about 7 feet high, and when  I landed, (about three minutes later,)  it broke the underside of the boat.. I limped back and GRP repaired it at home! Well times were hard! ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 04, 2016, 2:29 pm
A good reason to support the RNLI, they even recovered the HC!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Nov 04, 2016, 4:43 pm
I would have thought recovering the HC, regardless of its state, would prevent further calls to the Emergency Services in the event it was spotted drifting out at sea.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 04, 2016, 5:28 pm
It was one of the Museum lads who is OK.
My guess would be insufficient strengthening of the lower hull at the bow.
This more than likely bowed right in with the force of a strong wave causing it to tear off at the upper attachment.
Once caved in it would be game over.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Chris Simpson on Nov 04, 2016, 5:39 pm
The bow appeared to be intact prior to it being lifted


EDIT: Oooops - just read your comment Mr. Nick  :D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 04, 2016, 6:24 pm
Just had the info on what happened.
4 craft went out fully equipped with all the safety gear and experienced operators.
Good weather and moderate seas. 3 craft passed a point with no drama but craft 4 got caught between 2 waves and dropped a considerable depth in between and the next wave strike the craft high up and turned  it over.
All damage was caused after the incident by waves and recovery.
RNLI were perfectly fine about the incident and the knowledge and equipment carried by all concerned.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 04, 2016, 6:26 pm
Just noticed "Nowts" now done over 200,000
Wow.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Nov 04, 2016, 6:49 pm
The RNLI and the other independant rescue organisations are superb and deserve all our support.

This event does illustrate some important points which were discussed in the Tech Corner article on off-cushion stability. It's important that a craft will float reasonably level and stable when swamped - this one did not, you can see how easily the RNLI guys rolled it over. Thats because it did not have enough bouyancy located far enough out towards the gunwales. This is a particular issue in craft with wet plenums, where a dry plenum is used you see much better intrinsic off-cushion roll stability.

If the swamped roll stability is poor, it'll tip you out and you won't be able to get back on the hull, upturned or not, as it'll continue to roll over each time you try. I can tell you its a huge relief to be out of the water and sitting on a floating platform whilst waiting for rescue, rather than in the water.

The good news is that it would be very easy to check your own craft, to see if it has floatation material fitted in the plenum. If it does not, then with a little ingenuity it is relatively easy to fit some. So go and check! Anyone with a wet plenum craft should be doing so.

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 04, 2016, 7:34 pm
Totally endorse what Ian has just written.
All our craft had buoyancy in the side bodies to give stability and as much as physically possible at the rear.
Osprey 5 had built in buoyancy compartments in the planing surfaces.

kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 04, 2016, 9:19 pm
Someone once said that the day you stop being scared of the sea is the day you die.  You are very vulnerable in a small craft - of any sort.

Just thought I'd add that comment to raise the vibes .....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 13, 2016, 10:45 am
Just love this little feller.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/23/excited-puppy_n_6371240.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/23/excited-puppy_n_6371240.html)
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Nov 13, 2016, 11:08 am
Cute! Tying him by his front paws to an electric fence helped!!!!! 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 15, 2016, 5:37 pm
A useful supplier of 'stuff' - they take PayPal.  Good cable tie prices too.

https://www.beal.org.uk
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Nov 16, 2016, 7:22 pm
A facebook quote from a harbour pilot photographed on a rope ladder with no life jacket ...

" Thank you for advising for the safety for today not having the lifejacket.due to sunny day.M.V.MSC.POSITANO."
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 16, 2016, 7:36 pm
A facebook quote from a harbour pilot photographed on a rope ladder with no life jacket ...

" Thank you for advising for the safety for today not having the lifejacket.due to sunny day.M.V.MSC.POSITANO."
Current position :)
25.02194 N / 55.04458 E (https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9154191) 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Nov 16, 2016, 7:37 pm

Being one of the "Four". Weather conditions were good and there was very little wind and wave state was.................well, see for youself (see pic).
I can confirm that most of the craft's damage was created by the RNLI rescue to lift it on-board. They used initially a rope around the steering yoke to lift the craft; then when the yoke bent it was moved to the bow and hence that breaking. No negatives to the RNLI. They were great. The pilot had been rescued by one of the remaining three craft immediately and we all had then re-grouped & headed for the beach at Alum Bay; pilot was fine. The craft though could have been a shipping hazard of course hence the call to the RNLI. I was the craft through before the incident and although choppy it was not difficult to negotiate it with care and the BHC Marlin III performed well to fly through the gap. Freak waves are out there and yes; the day you treat the sea with disregard is the time you should give it all up and stay land side!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Dec 02, 2016, 1:07 pm
Got bored with Hovercraft so thought I'd try something else!!
Can't get it out of the F------ garage!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 02, 2016, 6:03 pm
Run up those engines. If nothing else does they will come out on their own.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Dec 02, 2016, 6:21 pm
Got bored with Hovercraft so thought I'd try something else!!
Can't get it out of the F------ garage!!
                                                        I  Can"t   get mine in the  f------garage!!      :'(   

                                                                                                                                                               Tom.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Dec 28, 2016, 9:24 pm
3D printed a special too to fit the crankshaft oil seal.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Jan 03, 2017, 5:02 pm
We've all done it.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 23, 2017, 8:45 pm
2017 Facelift for better or worse.

Will it or wont it stay. Not sure but sure saves the daily shave chore.
Taken on a tour of Wembley Stadium sitting in the managers chair in the press room.
A chair normally occupied by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, . Jose Mourinho,  Arsene Wenger,  Prince William,etc

I expect they will have a plaque made now honouring my visit.

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Jan 23, 2017, 8:51 pm
Have you put the red suit away until next Christmas?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Jan 25, 2017, 7:39 am
Very distinguished Kip!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 25, 2017, 9:08 pm
Kip now looks a distiguished as us, although Kim and my good self have looked like this for a good while😜
I am thinking of upgrading my photo to bring it in line with what appears to be - "accepted practice"
It always seems bizarre to congratulate on actually NOT doing something!--- but - Kip- youve done us proud‼👍🏼
We now all look old------🤓
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jan 25, 2017, 10:03 pm
This appealed to my sense of humour - maybe not anyone else’s though :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gneBUA39mnI
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 26, 2017, 9:15 pm
Nick,
 If my photo has encouraged you to change your photo then I am proud of what I have achieved for my fellow man. ;D

To date I have been likened to: Father Xmas, Buzz Aldrin. Cap'n Birdseye and David Attenborough!!!

kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Jan 27, 2017, 6:19 am
To date I have been likened to: Father Xmas, Buzz Aldrin. Cap'n Birdseye and David Attenborough!!!
...and Papa Smurf


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Jan 27, 2017, 7:01 am
Now there's a handsome feller. I can go with that Gaz.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kim Taylor on Jan 27, 2017, 8:42 pm
Love the "bad lip reading" video John - watched it sereral times and passed it on to several friends...properly funny!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 28, 2017, 4:15 pm
My 6 Year "old" grandson has created this for me,
"To Pops Love you Love from Jack"
He has clearly noted the lift and thrust engine positions with windscreen on far right in blue, then steering wheel in profile, my seat then MY goodself with beard. Hair is a tad optimistic tho
I think he has got my shape very "Post Christmas fare"
The drone is especially good!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Jan 28, 2017, 5:26 pm
Lovely stuff Nick. On the 'dynastic' subject saw an item about Trumps origins and it was his great grandmother who started the'property' venture and a picture of her in her twenties looks incredibly like his youngest son who is ten - an amazing likeness four generations later!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Feb 03, 2017, 8:14 pm
Where's Compo gone?
Suits you Sir!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 04, 2017, 8:17 pm
Just watched a repeat episode where Compo sees Nora Batty in in her dancing costume and has heart attack and dies.
Still very moving.
Hi Chris,
Only too happy to be even slightly compared to a one off.
He will always be around in many forms.

Hope all is well and you have started on the Noddy bike restoration..  Nudge , Nudge
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 07, 2017, 7:51 pm
http://www.briskusa.com/spark_plug_gap_spark_plug_gap_chart

Interesting information - awful screen colours !
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Feb 07, 2017, 10:34 pm
Strange how they mix imperial and metric gaps
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 07, 2017, 11:27 pm
I got complete brain fade on one occasion and set  rotax gaps to the imperial setting based on a metric figure - took a whole day to work out what was wrong - I thought it seemed a bit wide at the time ....
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: martin on Feb 08, 2017, 9:52 pm
25 thou is a figure ive allways used its the fattest one in a set of feeler gauges,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Feb 08, 2017, 10:49 pm
I copy car mechanics when changing plugs - 1) take plug out of packet 1) screw into engine.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Feb 08, 2017, 11:07 pm
What about the one that got dropped on the floor and closed the gap??!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Feb 08, 2017, 11:13 pm
25 thou is a figure ive allways used its the fattest one in a set of feeler gauges,
A lot of modern ignition systems use 1 mm (0.040")
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 08, 2017, 11:45 pm
Don't know when i saw a feeler gauge last. Chuck old plugs in the bin replace with new and start engine.  With the BMW K100  thats what you did when it didn't start otherwise no need to change them.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 09, 2017, 12:14 am
I've just changed Britannia's thrust plugs after 3 years ( checked at each service ).  Still started on the button when changed.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Feb 26, 2017, 9:37 pm
I see that Magnus Ivanoff has just clocked 143 km or 92 miles per hour in speed trials in Sweden.
Making him the world record holder.
I congratulate him on the achievement but would question that it was done on ice.
If one was to build a dedicated record making craft to operate on ice it would surely be a radically different machine capable of much higher speeds
I would envisage a cabin craft with minimal skirt. pointed front. roll over cage, seat belts , elevators,  etc.
It was a very courageous feat driving a hovercraft at that speed but to be a world record perhaps the operating conditions need defining.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Feb 26, 2017, 10:35 pm
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Feb 27, 2017, 6:58 am
Serious wind chill  :o  Well done Magnus, that's about 70mph more than I like to go on water  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 27, 2017, 10:57 am
Did 50mph in the turd,was more than enough, nipper twitching i can tell you
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 02, 2017, 7:03 pm
Found on the side of Loch Fyne, on a huge boulder. Initially i wondered if they were drill holes for blasting out but the boulder was large, and not part of a blown up bit, and the edges were very sharp and not weathered of rounded by erosion.
Any ideas what they were?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Mar 02, 2017, 7:04 pm
Core samples taken by someone so they could work out if it was really a rock or not ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 02, 2017, 7:07 pm
I Think it was "a hard place" John. ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Mar 02, 2017, 7:15 pm
Early prototype bowling ball, not perfected making em round yet
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Mar 02, 2017, 8:03 pm
You're all wrong, they're created by the larvea of the Caledonian Rock Beetle. This throwback to the early Credulacene period of prehistory was thought to be extinct until 2003 when similar rocks were discovered in Loch Fyne.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Mar 02, 2017, 10:40 pm
Ian you are wrong too! You spelt Larvae incorrectly!!!!🐛🐛🐛🐛
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Mar 05, 2017, 5:01 pm
Porthmadog got off to a good start 2017, last 6 weeks virtually none stop rain!!! (So a local told me) Got back from a long weekend (cut short) about an hour ago. Photo of "good weather" in  Abersoch !! Taken about 16.46hrs.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Mar 10, 2017, 11:24 am
http://www.boldmethod.com/blog/video/2014/12/first-flight-sr-71-engines/

More thrust?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Mar 16, 2017, 2:17 pm
The weather the RNLI have to endure
! https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLC1941CFA2B9F5B8C&params=OAFIAVgB&v=lE1Oijl1_Qc&mode=NORMAL
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 16, 2017, 2:38 pm
The weather the RNLI have to endure
! https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLC1941CFA2B9F5B8C&params=OAFIAVgB&v=lE1Oijl1_Qc&mode=NORMAL (https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLC1941CFA2B9F5B8C&params=OAFIAVgB&v=lE1Oijl1_Qc&mode=NORMAL)


Seems reasonable enough, they need to go around Rough Point with Mike Searle :) ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: MikeS on Mar 16, 2017, 10:42 pm

Seems reasonable enough, they need to go around Rough Point with Mike Searle :) ;)


You evidently enjoyed it :o
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Mar 16, 2017, 10:51 pm

You evidently enjoyed it :o
Enjoyed? I'm not sure if that word describes the trip :) ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 05, 2017, 11:31 am
https://youtu.be/vKWfW-MIRHc
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Apr 05, 2017, 11:39 am
   Hi Philip   
                     Not my cup of tea .                   Tom 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Lindsay on Apr 05, 2017, 5:11 pm
Got any biscuits?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Tim on Apr 05, 2017, 7:05 pm
And now, something completely different.....

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 05, 2017, 7:42 pm
And now, something completely different.....

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm (http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm)


The Irish version translates as something like floating vessel, "sciorrárthach" is probably more accurate
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Apr 12, 2017, 9:29 am
http://www.theday.com/local/20170411/new-kid-in-town
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Apr 13, 2017, 3:47 pm
Hi, I have a 5hp Robin, 4 stroke, horizontal shaft, engine on a water pump. The air filter was replaced recently, completely blocked up, didn't think much of it at the time. Today the air filter is "oiled up" & ruined as the motor is leaking / ejecting, oil out of the carby.  :'( What's it trying to tell me? No swearing please.  :P   thanks
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 13, 2017, 3:58 pm
Oil level correct?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Apr 13, 2017, 6:54 pm
Excessive crankcase pressurisation? If so could be worn rings, valve guides or leaking head gasket?

Ian
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Apr 13, 2017, 8:46 pm
Is there a crancase "breather" pipe from the crankcase  into the air filter? If so as Ian mentioned could be crankcase pressure, I can't see how oil can come back out of the carb. If so you could disconnect this pipe and run it into a small container and check how much oil is being ejected. If not much ie if its not empying the sump it should be ok
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Apr 13, 2017, 8:55 pm
           
                          Or it can be over fill with oil it can blow the seals out on the engine.

                                                                                                                                                           Tom
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Apr 13, 2017, 10:34 pm
Long shot - but I've had it.....  overnight gravity fed fuel has overtopped the float chamber due to faulty valve, run back into the engine and overfilled the sump with a petrol oil mix - hence the level will have been correct when last checked but now isn't and worse, its volatile, not very slippery and easy to  evaporate and comes out of the breather in quantity as it is less viscous.  Filthy mess and can wreck the engine.

Just be thankful its not a diesel :-)))))
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Apr 14, 2017, 1:40 am
Thanks. No breather pipe & oil level is a tad low, so , no overfill. Thought it might be valves. Will investigate further. Cheers.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Apr 14, 2017, 9:07 am
Cracked head (lets oil into the intake which is then pushed out by compression stroke) OR leaky intake valve and stem seal (same result).  Engine must be smoky and rough if either case.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Apr 14, 2017, 11:47 am
Hi, John. Engine runs rough when, blocked, air filter is in place  >:(   but runs fine when removed & no smoke.... ???

I'm going to pull the head off & check the gasket...& valves etc. while I'm at it. Other ( more interesting ) things to do first...
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Apr 18, 2017, 8:08 am
https://www.facebook.com/jayson.plevin/posts/1358103930949816
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Apr 20, 2017, 11:10 am
On seeing and hearing all the fuss re United Airlines, I remembered a video posted on Youtube back in 2009 and for those of you who have not seen it its worth a look particularly song 1
http://www.davecarrollmusic.com/songwriting/united-breaks-guitars/ (http://www.davecarrollmusic.com/songwriting/united-breaks-guitars/)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on May 04, 2017, 10:45 pm
Anybody need some?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 05, 2017, 8:35 pm
I've got some in my car. You never know when you're going to need a ratshit strap  ;D
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 05, 2017, 10:27 pm
I'll send the rat catcher round!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on May 07, 2017, 7:43 pm
Just noticed "Nowt"  has now hit 1/4 million.
Wow!!!
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on May 07, 2017, 8:32 pm
That's a lot of views!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 08, 2017, 9:56 am
Anyone hazard a guess where this is?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 08, 2017, 10:14 am
Mars
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Pat Tobin on May 08, 2017, 1:51 pm
Snickers  :D  well it is Monday !!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 08, 2017, 2:04 pm
Brilliant photo taken by Mars rover Curiosity 🚀🚀🚀
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: orkneymark on Jun 22, 2017, 5:03 am
http://www.marineinsight.com/naval-architecture/types-of-high-performance-marine-vehicles/

May be of interest?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Jun 29, 2017, 9:38 am
Just made this mounting bracket for the antenna on my boat using my new 3D printer, who else has one (apart from Gazza)?
I've not made any hovercraft bits yet but it's only a matter of time.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jun 29, 2017, 8:38 pm
Looks good! 3D printing is the way forward. I spent the last couple of years working on 3D printing metals. I have a fused deposition printer (Markforged) in my office just for having fun on! Sabrina has a few printed bits on her. I've toyed with the idea of buying one for home but it seems silly to sped the money when I've got ready access at work. What sort of printer have you got?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Jun 30, 2017, 9:04 am
It's a Prusa i3, came as a kit and took a day to assemble, only cost about £500 and prints very well. I mainly print ABS parts.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Jul 01, 2017, 8:02 pm
Anyone recommend someone to repair a damaged (by leaked onboard battery) printed circuit board please?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jul 01, 2017, 10:29 pm
What is the PCB for?How badly damaged is it? If the copper circuits have been damaged/dissolved by the acid they could be replaced by soldering wires across, are any components damaged? I've done this when a copper track has "blown" due to some idiot apprentice applying  too high a voltage to an ECU!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nathan Ablott on Jul 02, 2017, 8:31 am
If you can post a photo of it I may be able to let you know if I can help.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: ChrisM on Jul 06, 2017, 9:06 am
Thanks for your replies and offers but now sorted.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jul 26, 2017, 8:43 pm
I said to my Wife, 'I want a boat', her reply was 'We need some new furniture first starting with a new kitchen table' Ah Well can't win them all!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 06, 2017, 8:51 pm
https://www.facebook.com/tastemadeUK/videos/1917931171810999/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Aug 16, 2017, 7:15 pm
At last, there is help at hand for those who want to talk like Gazza

Don't depair, click here! (http://www.wikihow.com/Speak-With-a-Yorkshire-Accent)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 16, 2017, 8:53 pm
At last, there is help at hand for those who want to talk like Gazza

Don't depair, click here! (http://www.wikihow.com/Speak-With-a-Yorkshire-Accent)


That's way to difficult for me, I'll think I'll stick with the local dialect :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pit0OkNp7s8
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Aug 16, 2017, 9:04 pm
Nah can't see what the problem is. Al ask our lass.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 24, 2017, 3:13 pm
https://youtu.be/OVX87bKfFnE
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 05, 2017, 8:09 pm
Ello Ello, Evening All. Bend of the knees , etc.
Any  bright spark out there who can tell me how the internal charge condition light works in a car type battery.
The one you hope is green.
Just curious.

Very soon will be starting on "Go Go Escargot". A car engine based camper trike.
Donor vehicle is going to be a 2l VW Passat diesel.
Long term plan is to toddle of into the European sunshine for several months going wherever.
Hopefully in 2019.
Will keep you posted in due course,
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Sep 05, 2017, 10:32 pm
Hi Kip, trust you are well.
The charge indicator on a battery is a built in Hydrometer, but only really checks one cell.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=car+battery+eye+indicator&sa=X&rlz=1C1DSGP_enGB498GB498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwi8h56L_o7WAhWFY1A
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Sep 06, 2017, 9:17 am
 Very interesting  Warby .     
                                                      Tom
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 06, 2017, 7:35 pm
Cheers Warby
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 06, 2017, 8:12 pm
Evening Kipplington.
Will you be posting a build blogue of Go-Go (escargot) then?🐌
I 4 one will be expecting this.
Can i presume you would not wish to disappoint? 😜

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Francois Malan on Sep 07, 2017, 5:25 pm
Hi all, concerning speed records: The main criteria is a measured course, 1 km long etc, then at least two runs over this course,  one in both directions , the average speed is your max.  This is to cancel out the wind factor. Things like the Bloodhound SSC , have to turn around and complete a second run within one hour. for them a wind of say 30km/h, is nothing for they could do 1000km/h etc !   For a small hovercraft, going much much slower, a return run within minutes would return a truer average. The true ground speed is what you want, not what your aircraft type speedo says. Francois Malan
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: rossfloyd on Sep 07, 2017, 11:02 pm
Oh dear !    Hi tech and salt water don't seem to mix ?

Two hovercraft costing £10m have been withdrawn from service until further notice after suffering numerous faults.
The Island Flyer and Solent Flyer hovercraft began running between Southsea and Ryde last summer.
They have had ongoing technical issues since their launch with Island Flyer recently suffering an engine breakdown.
Hovertravel said its Island Express craft and Freedom 90 craft which are nearly 30 years old had been brought back into service to operate the route.

The firm said both the Island Flyer and Solent Flyer were expected to remain out of action until at least October.
Managing director Neil Chapman said the firm was working with its overseas supplier on a "development programme of the propellers of both these craft."
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Sep 08, 2017, 7:28 am
Will do Darling Boy  :-*
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 27, 2017, 7:29 am
No words.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Sep 27, 2017, 11:20 am
You are truly a Yorkshireman!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 27, 2017, 4:01 pm
thats one stocking filler less.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 27, 2017, 6:29 pm
You SPOIL that woman🙄
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Oct 23, 2017, 9:00 am
https://uk.businessesforsale.com/uk/leading-recreational-and-light-commercial-hovercraft-manufacturer-for-sale.aspx (https://uk.businessesforsale.com/uk/leading-recreational-and-light-commercial-hovercraft-manufacturer-for-sale.aspx)
No Comment
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Oct 23, 2017, 1:40 pm
Cant comment,
won't open! ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 23, 2017, 1:49 pm
Have a rummage through what's for sale, with Sterling low against the Euro I'd  put in a bid   :)  except that I've spent all my money on a Prospector :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Oct 23, 2017, 5:18 pm
1.2m?  :-X




...on second thoughts (http://emoticons.datahamster.com/rotfl.gif)  (http://emoticons.datahamster.com/beatdeadhorse.gif)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Oct 23, 2017, 6:04 pm
1.2m?  :-X
Guy



...on second thoughts (http://emoticons.datahamster.com/rotfl.gif)  (http://emoticons.datahamster.com/beatdeadhorse.gif)
It's called flying a kite.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Oct 23, 2017, 7:27 pm
For those who can make sense of accounts
here (https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/document-api-images-prod/docs/Ns5N7bYG3ixIzE4AAG4WmoaRTQadnzLyDB_YE4d8nGo/application-pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=ASIAJYXQRINBWWUFXDAQ&Expires=1508783099&Signature=ZQgUwCpB4uzkYo%2FOgbvwf277gqA%3D&x-amz-security-token=FQoDYXdzEBYaDIPOBPOsbeIXTRTcUSK3A7q8Fs1d5qnKhT667myKePDxqEBDiTtHm2%2BBOm2ldmxTqxQrz%2BCYdQhDJY5xRXLlVVNTmqFRcrRHYc4EKfjKq7hkHCJFeWcfck3PIuwKaKQPym3E3zdVSMXd2%2FWSW2Anes%2B%2BOzK4tsCnW5QW0Uqklr6MPPz7qWAnYBYbdCQmY%2B6p%2Bo4ZFrENDJYfDvBg0H4WlN5YgVleHSWSZsOFWA7aNre5jH8x0fy9Upa4Z2Sh7uiY59zi8pL6Pggf9OfhriwIabW7hlzJSeBfGg5TQ2iHmSUn9Htx2pyFAugdb%2FhTkGIpRdhDuQrltxqTfpZHRDdOyQ9QPtTtt6okaVwWEe0xRGIWR%2BhCO0veC2t0ZYOajF4%2Bodg%2FaOvBb9WVGaiZ%2FIApH2klRRHbc61pwRJJkm1Tur2DMzOhCKE8ihR2jXC69cqElW0VwTtqAVPuG2Ql8IvDeGYwuetZQO1PY407AffH9eEEG7zY%2B8jO%2BXXlZlX8PFzmI3FAa0yzsXr8J8b8lJlKdUQIq%2FVzUJa1mXqAcAr7sYNdxMzCJBGaF2L5iP%2FBsUUMkQkXFCrrAtwlDhZE9uxTMYuGQCTtkh0osM23zwU%3D)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Nov 30, 2017, 5:35 pm
Tomorrow, Friday ITV4 Die Another Day pops up again.
Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Nov 30, 2017, 7:43 pm
Tomorrow, Friday ITV4 Die Another Day pops up again.
Kip
Apparently the trailer I had, now Pat Tobin's is in there somewhere :)  Other unless info, Pierce Brosnan's father lived near here  :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Dec 25, 2017, 12:01 pm
https://youtu.be/9kteDEkONkw
Thus is one of the accents you will hear on the Shannon  :)

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Kip on Dec 28, 2017, 12:45 am
Interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdW1t8r8qYc

Kip
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 21, 2018, 10:43 am



Can I ask the collective if anyone out there can relate to the older person featured here? ::)



Dave Wall sent me this --  ;)





https://youtu.be/Uo0KjdDJr1c (https://youtu.be/Uo0KjdDJr1c)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 21, 2018, 6:41 pm
Nick I had to ask Google "Whats an older person?"  :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_age
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: tomtilley on Jan 22, 2018, 8:18 am
 Where do we come in to this bracket  Nick 😳🏄🚴🤸‍♂️⛹️🏂🥋
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 22, 2018, 2:08 pm
Way down the list Tom---- WAY DOWN! ::)


She IS a lovely young lady but OH DEARIE ME---- ???
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Eric Yeoman on Jan 22, 2018, 6:05 pm
Trying to get one of my grand daughters, to load a dishwasher!   ::)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jan 22, 2018, 10:57 pm
See hole- Fill hole.  ;)
Title: 1982
Post by: rossfloyd on Feb 17, 2018, 8:46 pm
A boring winter evening job indexing and scanning photos and I came to this one taken from Waverley in 1982.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 23, 2018, 9:41 am
The Dragon Challenge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdkSFsRw-Sw)


From Dave Wall, nice colour! 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Mar 27, 2018, 4:51 pm
For your amusement https://youtu.be/uhYEdD94vH0
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 27, 2018, 8:15 pm
Some say the sun shines---- 8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Apr 18, 2018, 6:00 pm
I was working in Pzifer Ringaskiddy near the plant on the pic, it's building OSP4 ,the only plant where the active ingredient for one particular drug is made, any guess what it is ?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on Apr 18, 2018, 7:01 pm
Thats a bit of a hard one phill,
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gaz on May 31, 2018, 8:08 am
I cant lay claim to writing these but I can claim that I found they are closer to the truth than I care (or want) to admit...

Now that I'm somewhat older, here's what I've discovered:

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and All Bran
3. I finally got my head together and now my body is falling apart.
4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.
5. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.
6. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it ?
7. It was a whole lot easier to get older, than to get wiser.
8. Some days, you're the top dog, some days you're the lamp-post -- live with it.
9. The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
10. I wish the buck really did stop here, I sure could use a few of them.
11. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
12. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
13. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
14. The world only beats a path to your door when you're in the bathroom.
15. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees.
16. When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.
17. It's not hard to meet expenses.... they're everywhere.
18. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
19. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter -- I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm "here after".
20. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded..
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 14, 2018, 1:23 pm
https://www.facebook.com/1556652398/posts/10215784506596414/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jun 18, 2018, 10:48 am
More New Zealand Madness!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PCtYjZNB2E
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jun 18, 2018, 11:07 am
More from NZ!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.nzjetboat.com/buy
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: edwadee on Jun 18, 2018, 11:42 am
payments excepted via paypal
 
The decline in the English language is worrying!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jun 18, 2018, 1:19 pm
"The decline in the English language is worrying"
Yes, but they know how to have fun!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jun 24, 2018, 7:46 pm
My other  hovercraft is a kayak!

Weather  has been superb this weekend so for a break from painting we took the kayaks out. You wouldn't relieve this was the River Severn, a sandy island in the mud. Could have been the Mediterranean.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Jun 26, 2018, 8:52 pm
Lovely change.  8)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 26, 2018, 9:29 pm
Office view today :D   Sitting in my "air conditioned" cab with the heater (engine cooling fan) blowing straight at me - just what you need when it's 27C  :-\ .
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 26, 2018, 9:31 pm
Power Major?

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 26, 2018, 9:32 pm
Nope - just a plain Major (1956 and still going strong!).
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 26, 2018, 9:36 pm
I knew it wasn't a Super Major  ;) , not far off .  Have fun baling with the non live drive clutch. :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Ian Brooks on Jun 26, 2018, 9:54 pm
Have you painted it? I'm sure it wasn't blue before!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 26, 2018, 10:01 pm
It had it's ten year re-paint a couple of years ago - it's always Fordson blue.  No idea what they made the sheet metal stuff from but it seems highly resistant to corrosion (it's been kept outside for the last 20 years).  They just seem to keep on going (ear defenders are required due to the gearbox which sounds like a washing machine full of scrap metal (probably was like that when new!).
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jun 26, 2018, 10:17 pm
That brings back memories when driving my father in laws Fordson, (not sure what model but I think it was dark blue) whilst baling, the tractor would "surge" in time with the ram on the bailer!! Always wondered how the bailer twine knots were tied by the machine!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Jun 26, 2018, 10:48 pm
Clunky old video but it shows how the knotter works - they are remarkably reliable for such a complex machine operating in a very dirty environment.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoB_1meRa9A
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jun 26, 2018, 11:12 pm
Not to sure about the "remarkably reliable" bit :) :) 
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Aug 17, 2018, 8:22 pm
For the height-challenged (in this example - everyone I would think!);http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W_7uIapoHc

A smart guy!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 17, 2018, 8:46 pm
Haven't seen that one before, just the demolition ones.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: John Robertson on Aug 20, 2018, 9:32 pm
A few hover'ed locations on this one (Kilchurn castle on Loch Awe, Eilean Donan next to Skye and Kilbride beach looking onto Arran) along with some epic drone footage (best viewed full screen!).
https://vimeo.com/285779587?ref=em-share
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Aug 20, 2018, 10:22 pm
Such fantastic, dramatic scenery, the true beauty of Scotland!!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jan 21, 2019, 10:19 pm

Something for the young on here :) http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2019/01/21/schoolkids-rewind-tapes-with-pencils-for-history-project/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Feb 04, 2019, 6:55 pm
Made me smile
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Feb 04, 2019, 8:11 pm
I wonder if this would interest anyone on here? ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Mar 07, 2019, 8:59 am
Simms legit
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Mar 08, 2019, 3:06 pm
OH my very gosh!  :o


Well solder IS expensive you know. MUST be a Yorkshireman.
I put this forward as "Picture of the MONTH"!


Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Mar 11, 2019, 10:16 am
For those who want a better understanding of electrics!🙄🙄
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 16, 2019, 6:10 pm

Comedy genius. 8)




https://youtu.be/S6JnhQxef9A

Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 17, 2019, 9:53 am
I know its not Hovercraft related but still interesting!
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/325455510567123291/#amp
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on May 17, 2019, 10:04 am
I reckon ALF will like that.
Im STILL toying with a get me home whilst floating (to the shore) electric jet.
Theres just stuff that gets in the way.
Not for the first time do I hear - "In the Winter------ ::) [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 17, 2019, 10:20 am
As C W F Hamilton of New Zealand, (some like to think of him as the "father of the Marine Jet) found out whilst experimenting with early jet boats there was a dramatic increase in boat speed when the jet outlet was lifted out of the water and exited to atmosphere. Newton's laws action / reaction! (Some used to think the jet pushed on the water!!)
What I am getting to is where could a jet be fitted into a H C so it could exit to atmosphere?
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on May 17, 2019, 12:15 pm
What do you do when its raining in Porthmadog! Log in to the internet!!
Trailer idears maybe a bit too complicated/expensive!!
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/531424824777536176/
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jun 17, 2019, 1:22 pm
ONLY IN THE USA!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jul 07, 2019, 5:53 pm
Been building an engine frame for my Marlin, do you think it may be on the light side??😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Warby on Jul 07, 2019, 5:57 pm
Don't leave spare aircraft engines lying around!!
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Jul 08, 2019, 6:56 pm
Which is the problem, reading or writing? :)
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Philip on Aug 29, 2019, 6:14 pm

Husband:
My wife is missing.
She went to rescue people from the flood yesterday and has not come home...

Sergeant at Police Station:
What is her height?

Husband:
I'm not sure. A little over five-feet tall?

Sergeant:
Weight?

Husband:
Don't know.

Sergeant:
Color of eyes?

Husband:
Sort of brown I think. Never really noticed.

Sergeant:
Color of hair?

Husband:
Changes a couple times a year.
Maybe dark brown now.
I can’t remember.

Sergeant:
What was she wearing?

Husband:
Could have been jeans or maybe a skirt or shorts. I don't know exactly.

Sergeant:
What kind of car did she go in?

Husband:
She actually went on my dirt bike...

Sergeant:
What kind of bike was it?

Husband: (sobbing)
It's a new 2019 Kawasaki KX450 in lime green with a Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single engine, 449 cm³ displacement, 96 x 62.1 mm Bore x stroke with Compression ratio of 12.5:1. DOHC 4 valve, Forced lubrication, semi‑dry sump. Front suspension; 49 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping. Rear; New Uni-Trak with adjustable dual-range (high/lowspeed). Front brakes are Single semi-floating 270 mm petal disc. Caliper: Dual-piston. Rear brakes are Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston. 5-speed transmission, Primary Reduction Ratio of 2.727 (60/22).  Wet multi-disc manual clutch. Perimeter, aluminum frame, 122 mm trail, 305mm front wheel travel, 307 for the rear. Front tyre: 80/100-21 51M and rear 120/80-19 63M. Steering angle, left / right 42° / 42° L x W x H 2,185 x 830 x 1,275 mm Wheelbase 1,485 mm Ground clearance 340 mm Fuel capacity 6.2 litres Seat height 955 mm Curb mass 110.0 kg... (continues to cry). 

Sergeant:
Don't worry mate. We'll find your bike.
Title: Re: Nowt to do with owt
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 22, 2019, 6:33 pm



Thanks to Kim---- ;)

https://youtu.be/7ffZ2q0icTY