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    Re: Most popular baby names

    Noah???

    Sheesh..
  2. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    German, thankless drivers.

    Today I reversed up a hill in a Hilux with trailer on the back about 80 yards, to let another car pass by on a narrow track. Nothing. Didn't even look at me.
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    Re: Local scenery

    Now we're talking!

    I'd put a few more bands on those claws if I were he..
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    Re: Local scenery

    Give us some local scenes of hardy fisher-folk heartily stuffing lobster down their shorts while guzzling poontang with bergs on the horizon and lunking great whale boats will Ya?

    This SUP...
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    Re: Local scenery

    Wonderful...thanks.
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    Re: If Reagan was a patriot...

    Daniel, it doesn't matter that T met Putin, it just matters that he lied, in front of the cameras, again, as he is most likely serving out his kompromat term under Putins control, and made you look...
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    Does Frank! know about this?
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    Re: As fines go....

    This could go in for the next decade... The lawyers will no doubt want to spin it out as long as they can. Good to see a Goliath pulled up short though.

    If the appeal is overturned, maybe the EU...
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    Re: most awesome pic of luggers ever

    I really like this one, and not just because it's of the Beer variety..

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  10. Re: Wretched excess with three masts - in wood!

    I like it. Low coach houses, and seaman-like at the end of the day.

    The state room is a bit much for my taste, but my taste isn't what counts.

    Much better than most of the opulent stupid...
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    Superb! Gotta love block making. How long did you soak them for in oil?
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    Re: Drilling lead keel for bolt holes

    Why can't you drill EXACT centreline holes the right way up after she's turned?
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

    At school I had a friend who was really into cave diving. He came back from a weekend in Cumbria, and told me about his latest adventure.

    He and a friend went along a very narrow underwater...
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    Re: So just what is a "pedo"?

    Peadophile.
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    50cc Cafe Racer anyone..? Seen in Holland today...

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    SkyTeam... never heard of them, but it looks like a (slow) blast!
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    Re: epic uses for jagular xk motors

    Scorpion, the first ever 1:72 I ever made...
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    I'm not familiar with the type, so don't know if dry stored... But I've owned two launch trolley dinghys with mild steel hot dipped galvanised centreboards. No need for bottom paint on them.
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  18. Re: Identifying pine trees. Victoria, Australia

    Close up of foliage please...
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    Re: Vacuum cleaner salesman's yacht

    Can't stand his uber-designed, ultra un-intuitive, spanky looking, disfunctional, ugly, inefficient, disposeable, over marketed, over complicated pastic crap, that he took overseas to get made.

    I...
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    Re: trolling for cleek

    Needs a plumb bow, but we're good. Thanks.
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    Re: Depth Sounder Suggestions

    Moi.

    Hi.
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    Re: Some 4x4's just look right.

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    Re: Depth Sounder Suggestions

    If you don't mind NMEA 0183, I'd recommend Furuno RD-30 units.

    If you get 2 you can use 1 above, 1 below, and they will also display other info such as GPS, Navtex etc, all on one screen. Small,...
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    Re: Pros/cons of all chain

    No, I meant that it won't feed horizontally as well as octoplait. One can push a foot or two of 3 strand along a deck, particularly when it has had some stretch taken out and hard use, but no chance...
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    Re: Lost soccer team found alive in cave

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  26. Thread: Blackstar

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    Re: Blackstar

    My mistake... HT-5R... the one with reverb.
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    Re: Pros/cons of all chain

    I have only ever sailed with all chain, on other people's boats. For Kate I'd like to use 100' chain then nylon, but as I've never anchored with a combination rode I'm a little confused as to the...
  28. Thread: Blackstar

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    Re: Blackstar

    I have an Ashdown 100, and a Vox AC30. Both great for bigger places, but the Blackstar can hold its own in a small pub gig. Rare I have the 100 up past 4.
  29. Thread: Blackstar

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    Re: Blackstar

    I have an HR-5, separate head and cabs. It's a 5 watt Valve head. The point is you can cook the valves nicely without destroying your hearing, almost impossble with a 50 watt head They also do an...
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    Re: Pros/cons of all chain

    Use an Angel or 2.
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Duncan, I posted about Yugoslavia because people always trot out this 'The EU saved us from killing each other' BS a lot. It clearly didn't.


    My point about Switzerland doing ok, Nazi gold or...
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Yes, and for that I apologise, but it doesn't change the fact that an independent nation smack in the centre of Europe has been doing very nicely all on their own.
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    I have brought up the issue of former Yugoslavia numerous times. It didn't stop 100,000 people from genocide Duncan.

    STOP your internal dialogue about them not being 'in the EU' at the time....
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Tell that to Switzerland..
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Apologies, I thought your graph was meant to show how much we had prospered. It clearly doesn't however.
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    IF Europe survives the above threats. Yes.

    IF it does not, then it isn't idiocy.

    Can I have a go on that crystal ball of your Duncan?
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    It may be easier for you to think that as I am neutral on Brexit, that I am some kind of liberal nutcase. Nothing could be further from the truth, and every single post I have made on the subject has...
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Your graph is an own goal Andrew; it shows UK wages decreased by about 1/4%....???




    Is post 14 not enough for you? 2.2 trillion is no small beer, but if that's not enough...


    Add...
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Fascinating.

    I am, and have always been neutral Andrew (my name is Martin by the way).

    Do you think certain countries spiraling debt and soaring unemployment rates are 'irrelevant' then?
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Those types of jobs are not exclusive to the UK Andrew, they exist elsewhere in the EU too, so I would say the figures are a fair representation.

    My problem with remainers is they NEVER...
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    As of today, Italy owes just shy of 2.3 trillion in public debt...about 130% GDP to debt ratio.

    Spains numbers are about 1.2 trillion, almost 100% GDP to debt ratio.

    UK 1.7, 80%

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    Re: Brits...brexit

    Careful what you wish for... these days, I look both ways before crossing the street.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_debt_crisis

    For the record, I have always been neutral on Brexit, I...
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    Re: Brits...brexit

    ^ How will that work? And to what end if you do not live in Scotland?
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hey Jim, you must be exhausted... !

    Congratulations on a successful launch, and I very much hope you get out on her as often as you can. You certainly deserve it!

    A herculean effort my...
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    Re: Art Attack: old masters

    ...and a well known portrait of the most famous Vulcan that ever lived, painted in 1324 by none other than Quark in one of his more playful moods.

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    Re: Art Attack: old masters

    Here's a take on 'old masters' by a modern artist..

    David Leffel.

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    Re: Art Attack: old masters

    Gotta love Vermeer...

    The Astronomer 1668.

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    Re: Art Attack: old masters

    I agree, it certainly beats the 'concept' of light switches on a wall...

    When times were hard in Holland, 1248. Willem Claesz.

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    Re: Art Attack: old masters

    Well, I hope you got your end satisfactorily away...I really can't talk actually :D

    In the mean time, more Durer....

    Study for The meditation of St Jerome, 1514.

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    Although I notice...
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    Re: Art Attack: old masters

    That's a shame.. we have paintings like this...

    Holbien the Younger, The Ambassadors.

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    Details....

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