Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Sam

Are you new to boating?? CLICK HERE

Featured Posts

1 hour ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

Pretty sure that Archie bloke said "Give me a fulcrum....."

 

I thought he said he didn't give a fulcrum... 😁😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Alan de Enfield said:

I think you are getting confused with Pineapples :-

Oh yeah, you could be right, push pineapple, shake a tree. Anyway, I think it was beer he was shaking.No wonder he kept making up new words. I do that when I'm pissed too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

Pretty sure that Archie bloke said "Give me a fulcrum....."

Imagine what he could have moved with  a flipflop winch.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Tumshie said:

Pretty sure that even with a fulcrum he would still need a place to stand. 

 

The essence of a fulcrum is that it is fixed!

 

Ok I looked up the quote. He was all like....

 

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."

 

There. Sorted!

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

 

Jeez, skip foward to 12 minutes before anything happens! 

 

Yes, sorry about that, it wasn't the best youtube vid to pick.........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

The essence of a fulcrum is that it is fixed!

Yeah but how's he gonna push the lever if he's not stood next to it. 🤔

 

40 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

Imagine what he could have moved with  a flipflop winch.

  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Tumshie said:

Yeah but how's he gonna push the lever if he's not stood next to it. 🤔

 

  

Yep, that is where I knicked the idea from.....a  much better vid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

Weird to go out there with a van and lots of rope, and a load of nice straight poles, but not a £20 tirfor from Screwfix!

They're in a forest so that might explain the poles, no?

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Tumshie said:

They're in a forest so that might explain the poles, no?

Plus they would need to make sure their van got stuck 3m away from an anchor point:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Tumshie said:

They're in a forest so that might explain the poles, no?

 

Yeahbut the chainsaw they need to get the poles out of the middle of the trees costs more than the tirfor!

 

And never mind all the safety gear!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

Yeahbut the chainsaw they need to get the poles out of the middle of the trees costs more than the tirfor!

 

And never mind all the safety gear!

 

 

With out wanting to be unkind to the gentlemen in the film I don't think either screw fix of safety gear are that common in their working environment. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Tumshie said:

With out wanting to be unkind to the gentlemen in the film I don't think either screw fix of safety gear are that common in their working environment. 

 

 

 

Don't be daft, there are branches of Screwfix EVERYWHERE!!!! 

 

:giggles:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

 

Don't be daft, there are branches of Screwfix EVERYWHERE!!!! 

 

:giggles:

 

They were using branches!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

QED Innit!

 

Fixed 4u.

Right, lets get off this thread before anyone notices.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

Yep, that is where I knicked the idea from.....a  much better vid.

Can you imagine doing that in the canal pulling the boat through a bridge hole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, ditchcrawler said:

Can you imagine doing that in the canal pulling the boat through a bridge hole

Nope. Though I did use the Spanish windlass technique once when we got stuck on a submerged wall on the R.Nene. It worked a treat, and got the boat off where other methods had failed. Unfortunately, when the tension came off, the lever rapidly unwound hitting me in the face🤕.

 

ETA. No, that can't be right.If the tension had come off, it wouldn't have hit me. Maybe I let go of it.Hey, I can't remember, I had concussion at the time.

Edited by rusty69

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

Unfortunately, when the tension came off, the lever rapidly unwound hitting me in the face🤕.

 

 

I too have been walloped good and hard when losing my grip on the maureen pin I was using to wind up a spanish windlass....

 

Not in the face though 😱

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

 

I too have been walloped good and hard when losing my grip on the maureen pin I was using to wind up a spanish windlass....

 

Not in the face though 😱

It was a mooring pin as it happens, One of those hard ones made out of steel. Don't worry though, I would never admit to doing something so stupid on an internet forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

It was a mooring pin as it happens, One of those hard ones made out of steel. Don't worry though, I would never admit to doing something so stupid on an internet forum.

 

No, nor would I.

 

Don't worry, no-one is reading....

 

 

(We drove them all away, pages ago!) 

 

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.