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    02-02-2023, 02:00 PM
    The Q replied to a thread What Are You Reading? in The Bilge
    Just finished2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. From le Paradis to Kohima. Not many of these men survived the two events...
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    02-02-2023, 01:53 PM
    The Q replied to a thread Going to the movies in The Bilge
    Strangely online on a model railway forum , I know an ex British Copper who lives near St Jean d'Angeley , or the danglies as he calls it. ...
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    02-02-2023, 01:43 PM
    The burka (burqa) is the afgan female form of clothing The Saudi female form of clothing is the Abaya which is an all covering cloak, this can be...
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    02-01-2023, 08:58 AM
    Design individual planks ... No. Having decided max length width and draft, I spent hours and hours , going round the hull shape/ buoyancy loop to...
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    02-01-2023, 08:50 AM
    Good freeboard, and a fixed lump of lead well below the water line to keep you up the right way.
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    02-01-2023, 08:46 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Going to the movies in The Bilge
    Most of my life it's been a considerable journey to a cinema, For some years is was about 7 or 10 hours by ferry and car. Or when in Saudi.......
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    02-01-2023, 08:37 AM
    The figure for OZ are limited by their truth . No large mammals but just about everything else on land wants to kill you with poison.
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    01-31-2023, 05:15 AM
    I worked 90% of my life on my own, often locked in a 15ft square windowless room for hours on end. At home there is SWMBO and the dog, , they...
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    01-31-2023, 03:32 AM
    The Q replied to a thread uhhh??? in The Bilge
    The scissors wouldn't get past UK security, it's any sharp object they take.
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    01-28-2023, 02:14 AM
    My Landrover was insured on a low mileage insurance, no dongle was needed, you just had to tell them what the odometer showed each year..Must put it...
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    01-26-2023, 01:01 PM
    UK boat trailer law.. Trailer size In addition to weight, trailer size is also subject to legal limits. Unless specific arrangements are to be made...
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    01-26-2023, 12:40 PM
    In a village I can see in the distance,
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    01-26-2023, 12:29 PM
    Our border collie knows the names of his dozen toys and will look for the one requested. He has never been trained as a sheep dog but, he knows,...
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    01-23-2023, 02:45 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Question for tool addicts in The Bilge
    Then you can get into 3D printers as well. Another rabbit hole to disappear into.. Learning 3D cad at the moment. Ps modeling tools can be...
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    01-23-2023, 02:35 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Headed to London in The Bilge
    I suspect these timings are without breaks, assuming there's no traffic jams caused by accidents or heavy morning or evening traffic. As an...
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    01-23-2023, 02:25 AM
    During regatta week my sailing club raises the flags at 08:00 with the cannon firing, and down at 20:00, the rest of the year it goes up at first...
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    01-22-2023, 01:55 PM
    The Q replied to a thread Centreboard Length in Designs / Plans
    You've not actually mentioned what type of boat you have (unless I missed it) a photo might give us ideas. With only 5 inches of water to play with...
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    01-22-2023, 01:41 PM
    I'd love to visit the museum again, I've not been there in 55 years. I know a lot more about tanks than then, particularly about one of my...
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    01-17-2023, 08:39 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Centreboard Length in Designs / Plans
    Stability not much change as that's mostly dependant on you Putting your weight in the right place. Losing 28% of your centreboard will just make...
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    01-17-2023, 08:33 AM
    The Q replied to a thread 150 marathons in 150 days in The Bilge
    Gary Mckee's Just giving page shows he has currently raised 1,153,950
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    01-15-2023, 03:07 PM
    The Q replied to a thread Kubota Willys in The Bilge
    Many broads boats built back in the 1950s and 60s used a BMC 1500, diesel as used a small tractor, and later used to power lorry refrigeration units....
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    01-15-2023, 01:34 PM
    The Q replied to a thread A....n in The Bilge
    Except when they race against each other. Built for the 1984 film and not that far from me. At one time there were many of this type of boat...
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    01-15-2023, 01:26 PM
    Not shutting down the PC allows a build up of fragments of programme to build up in memory. Shutting down or at least causing a reset clears this....
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    01-14-2023, 11:33 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Coble in The Bilge
    Probably seen that Coble myself, used to be stationed at RAF Boulmer, used to walk down to the beach and the pub, or along the coast from there to...
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    01-13-2023, 12:17 PM
    The Q replied to a thread Who's a good boy in The Bilge
    Ben, a rescue, followed by re-home from his first adoptersWe got him aged about 7 he's now about 12, which is a good age for a Border Collie. He...
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    01-13-2023, 06:30 AM
    The Q replied to a thread Harry and Meghan in The Bilge
    His interview on TV was beaten by a long running drama by over 1 million viewers. Most people are getting bored by his tantrums.
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    01-13-2023, 06:26 AM
    I was on for a short time in the early 2000s but didn't do much. Rejoined only 3 years ago, so certainly don't qualify as an old timer.
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    01-13-2023, 06:23 AM
    The Q replied to a thread The RAF goes green in The Bilge
    I run my Landrover on veggie oil in the summer, it does smell like a chip shop, unfortunately veggie oil is getting expensive thanks to poo tin.
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    01-11-2023, 04:27 AM
    My Landrovers 39 years old... What's an ECU?BY:D
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    01-11-2023, 04:24 AM
    Give it as a prize the the player who puts the ball in the rough the most.. We have a dinghy prize for the most capsizes in a season, the wet...
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