Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Maggot, 30 Mar 2008.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Around and about
    MiniMaggot found a great forked stick in the woods, so we have bought it home and made a catapult:ohmy: MrsMaggot has disowned the whole enterprise, but I can't wait to get out and start having some fun. I'll post some pics later.

    Anyone fancy a home-made catapult competition? Home made bows and arrows could count as well:biggrin: If you live in
  2. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Mrs. tdr1nka and I were astonished to find a local £1 shop was selling replica 'Black Widow' fishing catapults. I believed they had been banned from sale so I bought two!!

    I used to have one when I lived on a canal boat, you only had to be seen loading it to get all trouble making kids in a 5 mile radius running away home, we used to call it the 'communicator'.
  3. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    Is that the tinkling of glass i can hear??:biggrin:
  4. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    You lived on a boat!
  5. Catapult? Oh, you mean a dobber (at least round these parts)...

  6. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Oh yes! On the Grand Union @ Maida Vale and on the Themes near Hampton Court. Two best pieces of security equipment, a fishing catapult and a Jack Russel terrier!
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Is there any difference between a fishing catapult and a non fishing one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Fishing catapults are for launching bait over water and tend to have
    a bigger pouch for filling with maggits etc. They also have a wrist support so you can get really good pull on the elastic.
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    hope you've filled out a risk assessment!
  10. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    Whenever we went cruising we used to carry an air rifle to put off the little sods (never used obviously).
    Going though Camden lock used to be a giggle if you make a mistake everybody can see.
  11. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Don't. I once brought a 70' narrow boat down the GU thru Little Venice, past the Zoo and then went to make the left turn to head for Camden. A strong wind then blew into us pushing the boat sideways towards the 'floating' Chinese Resturant and I managed to wedge us into a 71' gap, leaving us no forward or reverse.:biggrin:

    It took 4 of us 15 mins to get out of there while a great many people gathered on the bridge to laugh. I am still trying to live the incident down!!
  12. And me. 52' narrowboat on the Staffs and Worcs.
  13. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    We are a motley crew!

    Always wanted a NB that could be peddled to top up a fly wheel and getting rid of my smelly old BMC 1.8!
    Reversing would be fun.
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    Bmc used to be old cab engines i think.
    Many boats use them.
    Remember once on a drunken outing I dropped the rope, sending the boat with a carpet stuck on the prop and two mates drifting to the other side were nobody could access.
    We did the safest thing and got the girl amongst them to tie the rope onto her ankle and swim across to the other side.
    It worked thankfully and all was repaired.
    Oh boating the joy.
  15. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I'm gonna start a Boat thread, see you there!
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