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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    I can but put my own little boat here, designed and built by me.. if I don't love her no one will. The one on the port side..in the first photo.
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    Re: Import boat trailer from UK

    I dislike those cheap pressed steel couplers ..
    The difference between a 2 inch ball and a 50mm coupler is 0.8 mm.
    2 inch balls and 50 mm couplers have a uncertainty of construction larger than...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    As to breaking down doors.
    An old fashioned wooden door possibly with plywood panels, and a single point lock of mortice or rim lock can quite easily be kicked in with a single kick. Many older...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    There is unfortunately a very sad possible background to this cartoon.
    In 1967 the was a very big fire at RAF Neatishead, a radar station in an underground bunker, the RAF firecrews couldn't cope,...
  5. Re: As a "nonworking Royal" Harry isn't wearing a uniform

    It's illegal to wear military uniform in the UK if you are not in the military or have been granted permission to do so by the King..(The Uniforms Act 1894) (Though if you got married in uniform soon...
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    A young building, Dragon Hall built 1427.
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    and why it's called dragon Hall.

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    Built for Robert Toppes 1400-1467, he was an importer / exporter of cloth.. (the river that is...
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    and some of these building have been taken down and moved again..
    https://www.wealddown.co.uk/discover/buildings/
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    Apprentices were taken on after payment by the parents, it was an honoured roll to get an apprenticeship. It led to good pay and a career. It meant in future you wouldn't be on starvation labourers...
  9. Thread: no bad pizza

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    Re: no bad pizza

    Here in the UK we have unfortunately many of the US strains of pizza, dominos pizza hut, Papa John's etc.
    I've never been in any nor ordered from any...
    I have however sampled their wares.. a...
  10. Thread: Queen Liz trivia

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    Re: Queen Liz trivia

    It was quite possible to meet the Queen anywhere in the area of Sandringham often without a security detail but if there was it was likely to be just one man. She was known to take the corgis and...
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    Re: PSA-Refrigerator fires

    A brand of white goods who's English translation of their Turkish name is Beko, had a reputation for fires, they had safety recalls for the defrost timer. Half a million of their fridges and freezers...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    There is no requirement that the King or Queen use their primary Christian name as their Royal title name. Prince Albert "Bertie" became King Edward VII, Edward VIII was known as David with in the...
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    Re: Beavers making a comeback

    We could do with a few on the Norfolk Broads cutting down the trees, it would make for better sailing.. They'd never be allowed to block the navigational channels, but there are plenty of other soggy...
  14. Thread: how many books

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    Re: how many books

    two
    Medieval economics 1150 - 1500... By J Bolton..
    ok History wise it spreads a little either side of those dates but it's an interesting read.. Did you know Willi the bastard allowed elected...
  15. Re: payment terms for work - i have never heard of such

    I've been paid daily in cash..
    Summer holiday job, picking potatoes
    You were guaranteed a minimum amount, but if you met your quota, each hundred weight extra earnt you more.. not many didn't earn...
  16. Thread: Age 21

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    Re: Age 21

    On my 21st birthday I was on guard duty wading through snow...
    Every year they had a exercise involving all the UK RAF radar stations those on shift anyway, carried on their normal duties. Those...
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    Re: 500 Miles as seen in a circles on a map

    Once travelled from the red dot at Balivanich, on the Isle of Benbecula to Norfolk (in 1984) effectively on the edge of the 500 mile radius.
    After a 12 hour night shift...
    26 miles from Balivanich...
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    Re: Times have changed.

    My dad was at school with this guy,
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/00/a4117600.shtml

    I knew him as " Mr Stoodley" he own a local petrol station by then.. and I went to school...
  19. Thread: Bottom paint...

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    Re: Bottom paint...

    Nicholas is right I think, from what I've seen on here and other sailing forums, plus some experience myself. Different antifouling works best in different places, speak to locals at where you intend...
  20. Re: America's small businesses are running out of workers

    It's the same in the UK, a great shortage of people.

    We had the company annual barbecue a couple of days ago. I didn't recognise a large amount of the staff. They're now running on around 50%...
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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    UK , it's beyond the lights,
    1M no Problem,,
    1 M to 2 M you Need a Flag on the back,
    2-3M you need a warning triangle illuminated at night....
  22. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    My uncle did that in his house, he has the center section of the local former manor house, not as grand as the one above.
    Apart from taking 2 inches of wallpaper and paint of the walls, he removed a...
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    My uncle did that in his house, he has the center section of the local former manor house, not as grand as the one above.
    Apart from taking 2 inches of wallpaper and paint of the walls, he removed a...
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    how about a nice short bike lane..
    https://www.ride25.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Short-cycle-lane-in-Cainscross-Road.jpg
    or this one.....
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    foam... I got foam.. PIR foam mostly.. lots of it..
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    where the gallon of glue is, is now the hillside with the mug being where the radar is.

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    the board above, you can just see the...
  26. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    Just type in "work trousers" in to Amazon, they look remarkably like cargo pants... And for less than £20, heavy duty cloth.. I wear them for work all the time...

    Round the garden, and working on...
  27. Thread: As a kid…..

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    Re: As a kid…..

    We didn't have a TV till I was around 9, no cinema locally, so cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians had no relevance to me. One village bobby (an Uncle) very few guns of course in the UK. We were...
  28. Thread: Mine vs Quarry?

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    Re: Mine vs Quarry?

    And the rail tracks were wooden, for centuries before iron and steel.
  29. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    There are 20 houses on our road all are named not numbered.
    My house built 1906 originally named after its view. It's on the foundations of the village pub which closed in 1895 so then it had a...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    The 93 Claim (which is 15%) is achieved by including absolutely every one who could claim some sort of other heritage..
    The latest census figures I can find are that there is 12.2 % non white...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    That's achieved by adding White Non British to those of Asian and African descent. Not always seen as a minority as you wouldn't know the difference in the street and not at all if they spoke good...
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    Re: Russell Brand: The Great Reset

    Totally agree with that he was an annoying waste of space before.. and definitely not funny.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    18C this morning @ 08:00 forecast to only get to 21C a great relief after the last few days.
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    We are back to mask wearing in Work due to a reported outbreak in the other half of the building... Funny it coincided with the warmest week of the year..

    When I joined this factory it was an...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    What's interesting is ethnic minorities are actually over represented in parliament , just,

    The total Asian / black percentage UK is 9.3% whereas parliament is 10%.

    The conservative lower and...
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    Re: Green Crab Flavored Whiskey

    I note both the venison version and the crab version include lots of other things. Methinks the straight flavour doesn't work...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    I think truss will win,
    While agreeing with sunak that paying off the covid debt is important, however his targets for raising the money are doubtful.

    Labour have almost always had a policy of...
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    Re: Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    We had a short period of 30C on Norwich airport today, but most of the time it's been 28C, forecast for tomorrow 19C..
    On Sunday however It's meant to be back to 32C again, but at least with some...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    They don't vote for a prime minister, they Vote for the leader of the Conservative party, since they are in power that party can choose for him / her to be Prime Minister.
    Similarly Keir Starmer...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    29C (84.2F)at the moment, yesterday 38C (100.4F)
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    Re: Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    Spent six years working in Saudi, often chose a course sailing, to keep the sail between me and the sun.. Didn't win many races that way though.
    most of the time I was in an airconditioned radar...
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    Re: For you Ancient History Buffs

    I can see Happisburgh Church from my house... Those wooden defences are long gone.. A couple of rows of houses have gone over the cliff.. IIRC those concrete blocks were to support some steps up to...
  43. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    Sadly My Grandfathers medals have gone missing they were supposed to be passed down the line of five brothers of which my Dad is the last survivor..
    Granddad served from 1919 to 1953, so he had a...
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    I had a lot of old cars in the days of no money,

    An Anglia van, seemed to use as much oil as fuel.
    A Wolesley 1800, I liked that car but a drunk driver pulled out on me...and got T boned.
    A mk 3...
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    Re: Watched a bit of FOX today

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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    The problem with range rovers today, is they are fitted with comparatively low profile road tyres, going off road or onto dirt and gravel roads is just not what they were designed for.
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    No.
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    Re: Happy 4th to my American friends

    England never did, because from 1603 the crown's of England, Wales, ireland and Scotland were united,
    From 1707 the parliaments of England, Wales and Scotland were united,
    And from 1801 till 1921...
  49. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    My Landrover is 39years old, parts are easy to get it will out last me.
    Our Kia is 14years old we've had from new, and has 135,000 miles on it. Some parts are getting hard to get, next year we are...
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    Re: The smell of sulfur.

    Sulphur is actually used in greenhouses, to reduce fungal infections, therefore it might actually improve your plants...
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