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    Post  thegrimreaper Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:53 pm

    sorry about the sound track women and technology haha hope the wife dosnt read this but this is my sheerline akula on its second run after being built

    thanks for watching hope you like it

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:55 pm

    Very nice Mark, looks really menacing on the water.
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    Post  thegrimreaper Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:29 pm

    I know its not my Akula but this is my first submarine ever this is the one that turned me ha ha after this I knew I had to go further and have a static diver




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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:37 pm

    The Force is strong, young Mark...you have weakened and now joined the Dark Side.
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    Post  thegrimreaper Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:48 pm

    Yeh your right their Richard, wife says "this is going to be an expensive hobby" I just stand and smile ha ha
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:51 pm

    You're a brave man Mark...my wife gave me the choice of subs or her.



    I miss her sometimes...
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:39 pm

    At least you know what a submarine is going to cost you !!!!!!!!!!!
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:47 pm

    Nice video's Mark,The second one looks like a robbe U47,the Akula looks very good indeed,enjoyed both of them.
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    Post  thegrimreaper Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:52 pm

    thanks Richard and Nigele yes the second video is my U47 built last christmas over about 4 months quite a differant build to the Akula

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    Post  thegrimreaper Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:36 am

    Forgot to add that NO swans were hurt in the making of the U47 Video but it was fun to see them paddle like crazey away dont know why but the swans really hate the sub
    when it dives under them or near them

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:45 am

    Beware of geese, they absolutely hate submarines...I've had geese go into full attack mode on U-117, and that was 9' long. They were not scared of it one little bit, and really went for it...they ignore modern type boats completely, but geese and U-boats do not mix at all.
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    Post  thegrimreaper Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:53 pm

    Another video from me at New Brighton

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-I-_qyY9pU

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:00 pm

    That's nice Mark, runs as near rock steady at periscope depth as you could wish for. Bet you're well pleased with that...
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    Post  thegrimreaper Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:47 pm

    well made up Richard think I might just make the periscopes a tad longer just so the tail pod is further under than it is on the video

    thanks for the comments

    Think I was a bit to close to launch a torpedo here lol

    https://youtu.be/lSRCoivA_uQ

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    Post  david f Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:05 pm

    Very nice Mark!

    That's also a very nice pond.Is it fresh water? (You must be near the estuary.)

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    Post  thegrimreaper Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:14 pm

    Is fresh water David, well supposedly not very fresh at the moment though with all the swans just gone you are right though right by the river Mersey Estuary been cleaned up a bit now, last 3 headed fish was caught about 18 months ago ha ha pond was rebuilt by the council due to the old one being demolished to make way for a Morrisons supermarket which is the building site you see in the background
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    Post  david f Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:51 pm

    That was very nice of the Council.

    It does look good, though - shopping and a good hobby combined!

    I was just wondering about the pond being salt (not good for subs) - I think the ones up at Southport and Blackpool are?
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    Post  thegrimreaper Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:06 pm

    I think the new pond at southport is fresh water but having only read about the place I am not sure. As to the nice council at New Brighton I dont think they had an option about 3 years ago I remember signing a patition about the pond if the redevelopment went ahead just glad that they rebuilt the pond supposidly it covers the same area as the old one BUT the old one was a nice shape not just square and wasnt as deep as this one buy hay beggers cant be choosers and all that at least its free to use

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    Post  david f Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:35 pm

    Nice of Morrisons then!

    I haven't been down your way for a bit - last time I was on your side of the Mersey was to have a look at the replica of Resurgam at Birkenhead. (I think it was then removed for refurbishment)

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    Post  thegrimreaper Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:31 am

    And another video of my akula got to find somewhere with clear water for a change

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrEdFVt4Q24

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:52 pm

    Very nice Mark...see what you mean about the need for clear water, though! Get your wallet out and have a swimming pool sailing pond built in the back garden!

    She does look good on the water...'menacing' is the word that springs to mind.

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