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Re: Dim Question

Postby jim.r » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:51 pm

I really must sing the praises of the recently invented magnetic mooring. Whopping great magnet on the seabed attracted to the antiquated lump of iron known as an engine. Many advantages, easy to moor as no pickup is necessary, no chafe, no maintenance, easy to find as compass will always point towards it ...

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Re: Dim Question

Postby Gardenshed » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:37 am

jim.r wrote:I really must sing the praises of the recently invented magnetic mooring. Whopping great magnet on the seabed attracted to the antiquated lump of iron known as an engine. Many advantages, easy to moor as no pickup is necessary, no chafe, no maintenance, easy to find as compass will always point towards it ...


..... its just a b@st@#d to cast off, not to mention it "capturing" other boats the were sailing past but now get moored up alongside.

Back to the drawing board

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Re: Dim Question

Postby claymore » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:17 am

Fair point, of course - if an enterprising chap was to set up a fender selling service.....
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Re: Dim Question

Postby jim.r » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:17 pm

.. or sell hotdogs ..

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Re: Dim Question

Postby ParaHandy » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:57 pm

Gardenshed wrote:Back to the drawing board

D'you no know aboot polarity? Pointing in the right direction, yer halfway there when ye throw the switch. Aff the mooring like a scalded cat or the speed that the auld goat's wallet snaps shut. Jings a wondrous invention.

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Re: Dim Question

Postby sahona » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:08 pm

Arghiro wrote:Chafe I can understand, but MELTING? Were they using chocolate strands for the strop? How fast does the strop have to move to melt a rope? Seems unlikely to me, especially in your wet climate.

The friction between the strands when the rope is under tension is enough to do the job. That's also what hardens a rope over time and makes it very difficult to splice.
I have to use a mallet to drive the spike through stuff I get from the skip...
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Re: Dim Question

Postby jim.r » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:03 pm

sahona wrote:
Arghiro wrote:Chafe I can understand, but MELTING? Were they using chocolate strands for the strop? How fast does the strop have to move to melt a rope? Seems unlikely to me, especially in your wet climate.

The friction between the strands when the rope is under tension is enough to do the job. That's also what hardens a rope over time and makes it very difficult to splice.
I have to use a mallet to drive the spike through stuff I get from the skip...



Jings ,you must be supremely fit if you skip as fast as that!

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Re: Dim Question

Postby Alcyone » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:17 pm

jim.r wrote:I really must sing the praises of the recently invented magnetic mooring. Whopping great magnet on the seabed attracted to the antiquated lump of iron known as an engine. Many advantages, easy to moor as no pickup is necessary, no chafe, no maintenance, easy to find as compass will always point towards it ...


How do you get the lid off your pan, to see if the tatties are done?

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Re: Dim Question

Postby jim.r » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:32 pm

easy peasy use an aluminium lid!


I have developed the invention further and refined it. The magnet is powered by a wind turbine so that the harder ir blows the more power is delivered and the more powerful the attraction`. The boat does need to be watertight cos if it really blows hard the boat will be attracted to the seabed, this is, of course, a good thing as it will avoid damage cause by excessive motion and when the wind ameliorates it will pop up again to enjoy the now benign conditions. Flawless plan or what!

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Re: Dim Question

Postby sahona » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:02 pm

Excellent idea. Will there be a mock up ready for this series of Dragons Den?
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Re: Dim Question

Postby ParaHandy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:24 am

Queens Award tae Industree, nae less. Presented by HRH P Anne jist as soon as the auld goat's bent her ear aboot her son-in-law efter parking his bike atween the HRH buttocks.

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Re: Dim Question

Postby claymore » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:21 pm

Para - ye need tae ease yer sheets here. Yer talkin o' ra burd ah love and mair than tha - ets no sae lang since sic talk wid endyezup in ra toor. An am nae speakin aboot Blackpool toor.
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Re: Dim Question

Postby jim.r » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:52 pm

claymore wrote:Para - ye need tae ease yer sheets here. Yer talkin o' ra burd ah love and mair than tha - ets no sae lang since sic talk wid endyezup in ra toor. An am nae speakin aboot Blackpool toor.



Och is there ony truth in thon scurrilous rumour that hersel sent ye tae look efter the new son in law and ye ended up getting chucked aboot?

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Re: Dim Question

Postby ParaHandy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:30 pm

James, ye took the words oot orra ma mouth. I imagine the auld goat having a lengthy conversation with HRH about their respective son in laws.

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Re: Dim Question

Postby claymore » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:38 pm

ye bandy legged pot bellied pair o' miscreants
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