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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Just finished2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment.
    From le Paradis to Kohima.

    Not many of these men survived the two events...
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    Re: Going to the movies

    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.

    Fakenham s over 40 miles and over an hour by car from...
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    Re: FIFA sells women's soccer to the Saudi's

    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 accompanied by the hijab which is a head covering,...
  4. Re: Designing your own plywood hull, but mostly just screwing around...

    Design individual planks ... No.
    Having decided max length width and draft, I spent hours and hours , going round the hull shape/ buoyancy loop to fit in the box. This was pre freeship all done by...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    Good freeboard, and a fixed lump of lead well below the water line to keep you up the right way.
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    Re: Going to the movies

    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.... There just weren't any.
    Now it's a 40 mile round...
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    Re: Your chances of being eaten, and by what

    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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    Re: Another major change coming to my life

    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 (various dogs and SWMBO) have been with me for half my...
  9. Thread: uhhh???

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    Re: uhhh???

    The scissors wouldn't get past UK security, it's any sharp object they take.
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    Re: Motor car insurance question.

    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 back on that now I've retired..
    Another 3 years...
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    Re: boat trailer question

    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 with the police the following dimensions apply:
    ...
  12. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    In a village I can see in the distance,
    https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/23267088.seal-visits-hemsby-kebab-shop-arcade-ahead-rescue/
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    Re: the smartest thing yer dog ever did?

    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, (lay) Flat. Sit, stand, walk on, and stay, all of...
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    Re: Question for tool addicts

    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 useful on a boat. I'll be using my Dremel, bought for...
  15. Thread: Headed to London

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    Re: Headed to London

    I suspect these timings are without breaks, assuming there's no traffic jams caused by accidents or heavy morning or evening traffic.

    As an example I used to travel regularly from Milton Keynes to...
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    Re: Being a Karen about my neighbor's American flag

    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 person arriving, which is somewhere around 08:00, but...
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    Re: Centreboard Length

    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 I'd be tempted to add twin 5 inch bilge keels /...
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    Re: Ukraine related: UK Tank Museum chats

    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 grandfathers as an RSM in the RTR.
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    Re: Centreboard Length

    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 you drift side ways more for the same pointing...
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    Re: 150 marathons in 150 days

    Gary Mckee's Just giving page shows he has currently raised 1,153,950
  21. Thread: Kubota Willys

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    Re: Kubota Willys

    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.
    Ps, it's start motor was also used in Rolls...
  22. Thread: A....n

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    Re: A....n

    Except when they race against each other.
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    Built for the 1984 film and not that far from me.
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    At one time there were many of this type of boat round the broads, often used by eel...
  23. Re: should one turn computer off at night or leave it on?

    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.
    Some programmes check for updates on boot up, so...
  24. Thread: Coble

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    Re: Coble

    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 Craster.
  25. Thread: Who's a good boy

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    Re: Who's a good boy

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    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 very well behaved, a good guard dog, as long...
  26. Thread: Harry and Meghan

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    Re: Harry and Meghan

    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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    Re: Some of you have been here over 20 years?

    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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    Re: The RAF goes green

    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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    Re: Engine Control Units (ECUs) in older cars

    My Landrovers 39 years old... What's an ECU?BY:D
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    Re: Why buy pencils when you can make your own.

    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 wellie trophy, a pair of babies Wellington's mounted...
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    Re: Sure... go buy a Hummer

    The tail lights for my Landrover 110, 9.05 including postage.
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    Poll: Re: Beatles or Stones?

    I hate the stones not particularly for their records...

    But because the kid next door played then over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.... And he didn't have many of...
  33. Thread: Detectorists

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    Re: Detectorists

    Pirates of the Caribbean, the guy on the left was also in "game of thrones", "finding Neverland" and many other things he's been very busy boy...
  34. Re: Bench grinder newbie - should I install a shield on the wooden bench top ?

    Eye protection, yes,
    But don't forget lung protection,
    Breathing in assorted metals, carborundum and other dust will give you a good case of miners lung.

    Set fire to my overalls once, noticed...
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    Re: 3 Rivers Race 2023

    With drones and more cameras, the videos are getting better every year.
    The best place to view, in a boat in the race.

    These days I'm a minor officer of the race, sitting in one of the dozen...
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    3 Rivers Race 2023

    Yep it's that time again, entries are now open. Here, https://www.3rr.uk/
    50 miles,
    3 bridges to go under (twice) one with just 6ft ish air draft.
    Most of the course is tidal .
    Boats from 14ft to...
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    Re: Outdoor winter work clothes

    Another vote for insulated overalls, this time of year, they're worn when ever I'm outside.
  38. Thread: Sailmaker's palm

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    Re: Sailmaker's palm

    Typical that sailmakers palms come up on here today, I've spent a lot of today looking for mine..

    SWMBO says she's seen it and put it somewhere safe.....
  39. Thread: King tide

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    Re: King tide

    Flood warnings here on the Norfolk Broads issued yesterday and that's just from the sea, we have several days of heavy rain forecast as well.
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    My sailing club is 19miles up river from sea at...
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    Re: The British Christmas dinner ritual

    Our roast meats are cooked over the previous week's, beef, pork, gammon , turkey, sliced and frozen.
    So for the Christmas, new year period , it's only the veg that need cooking on the day..
    Mince...
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    Re: messing about in boats

    My sailing clubs annual film, which was released only a couple of days Ago.
    My little home built boat, Blue Moon is in shot at the start moored up at the clubhouse, but I successfully avoided the...
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    Re: U K members: Sound Off!

    Morning ..
    SWMBO, doesn't knit, she does however, spin , dye, weave. Felt, and other associated woolly things I've just started rebuilding a shed so a full size loom can be installed....
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    Re: Who's a "Prepper" and why?

    Where I live there is no recorded death causing earthquake, or tsunami in written history.
    If power stopped, we live in a 114 year old house, built before power. We can cook, heat and survive...
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    Re: Thoughts for the season

    Don't mock children who believe in Santa....



    There are adults who believe everything they read on Facebook.
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    Re: Thoughts for the season

    "Don't forget to buy enough food for 30 days..
    The supermarket is closed for 24 hours ..."
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    Re: Hey! (or Oi!) Kiwis. I want one of these:

    That first picture looks like a long wheelbase mini moke.
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  47. Thread: Cowes Week 2023

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    Re: Cowes Week 2023

    Is it worth it?
    Certainly not, it will likely be Horning regatta week, on those dates. We only charge 1 a race, and in a week you can easily do 25-30 races. Though I won't, I'll be racing for just...
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    Re: The USA is #1!!!!!

    Err no you don't
    In 1959 the foot was redefined as 304 millimeters, so is a different length to the pre 1959 foot. All American used today measurements are derived from the metric system.

    Mind...
  49. Thread: Any thoughts?

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    Re: Any thoughts?

    Engine added later, twin screws, avoids drilling through existing hull on the Centreline which wasn't design for it which would also require major rudder changes.
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    Re: If you want a really green car...

    Wouldn't work today...
    Racing abandoned, no wind.
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