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    Re: the long line pioneers

    Superb and rare footage, thanks Paul. I love the guys setting the hooks at lightning speed into the lines, the building yard shots and the navigation along the coast by tooting the horn. Wonderful!
  2. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    I had £30,000 of health care 20 years ago, a DVT 2 inches from my heart. I could not imagine being held to ransom over that.

    Hmm, maybe I could sell a kidney to pay for it if I was in the US.
  3. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    Poof, no poof.... hang in there, pm me if you like.

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  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Putin backed himself into a corner within 2 weeks of the war when his army failed to take Kiev. NATO has never been an attacking organisation, only defensive. If Vlad's insecurity is so great...
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Davies, you are not the first keyboard warrior who thinks everyone except themselves is an idiot.

    Noone here wants this war, or thinks it is just.

    Try being polite also.
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Found this yet Tom?

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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    There you have it folks..
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    I consider you a failure Joe.

    Ever think, maybe it was a bad idea to drop out of Princeton to pursue becoming being an artist?

    If you'd stayed, you would be retired by now. Not chasing around...
  9. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    Look at me look at me. Very facebook generation.

    Suggestion; unplug.
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    Don't fret, it's Joes MO. If you reply to any comment and perhaps suggest an improvement to his behaviour you are clearly a psycho and living in his head etc. Because Joe is above reproach, a super...
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    Re: Wretched excess

    Stupid vehicle. Off roader with no clearance to appear cool. Dumb.
  12. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    P p p Point. By the way. Link says 5 Point 1 M potential rise.
  13. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    How does your Doppler set up work? Recording the latency of return signal between TX and RX?
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    An old Para comments.

    Saki Air Base Attack in Crimea.

    The huge explosions that destroyed materiel at Saki Air Base in Crimea appears to be a successful Special Forces, sabotage operation. The...
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    Re: Cat converter theft protection

    Or a proximity triggered taser.
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    Re: Cat converter theft protection

    Hook it up to your battery.
  17. Thread: For Joe

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    Re: For Joe

    Domino's is garbage.
  18. Re: Canvas deck, cover the very outboard edge or leave exposed?

    Wow! beautiful boat.. what design is that?
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    My mother was a fan, I had no choice. It has not changed its appeal in 40 years. Every time that damn tune comes on I rush to shut it off.
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    Ohh can I borrow a cup of sugar?

    eeeh oooh look a mee new bailing twine..

    oohh.. are you a lesbian? Like in London an stuff?

    what's the price o butter these days?

    Oi dunno, I wanna...
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    Re: UK radio soap opera news…

    The Archers wants to make me stab myself in the eyes.
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    This was discussed about 29,000 posts ago.
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    Re: The promise of the internet

    Currently enjoying Humansdorp SA. Great site, thanks for that!
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    K 750, built by some dude in Rotterdam.

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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Andrew it doesn't say it at all, not directly. It does say for example that we sought a micro trade agreement with Indiana, but have no bargaining chips (because we don't make anything). And this is...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    Have you got the right thread Andrew?

    Your article blames the economic outlook for the UK on the incompetence of the last 45 years of British politics, because it basically lays the blame for...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Thank you. Even if it is a fraction sexed up journalism, I can't think it was much different that how it went down.

    Brutal, but we need to know.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Re: Hitch Ball NO NO

    I have pulled over a tonne of trees with this. No idea what the hitch is rated at, but a 20mm nylon rope would twang as a high B flat once it reached 10mm diameter.

    Always felt good to have the...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Great tool shop with very knowledgeable attentive staff.
  34. Thread: Artisanal?

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    Re: Artisanal?

    No, Southern England. Dorset and Somerset.

    Is there a story from S Sweden?
  35. Thread: Artisanal?

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    Re: Artisanal?

    I have many winters pruned apple and pear orchards for whom I class 'artisanal' cider and perry makers.

    The distinction was that they gave ****, and produced their product with care, attention...
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    Re: Artisanal?

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  37. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Yeah, a bit of a dream that design.

    Wind tends to do funny things to water, it makes it go sideways.

    The cowling needs to be completely covering the top of the boot, and even then, only maybe...
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    Do you carry a gentlemans pocket knife when you push in line Joe? Or crash through security barriers? How eminently suave of you old boy!

    You are a savage masquerading as a gentleman. You have...
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    I guess the clothes do not make the man.
  40. Re: The speed of light, the paradoxes of time, and how many atoms are in the universe

    Not all dogs have eyebrows you know.
  41. Re: A Pretty Good Doodle, I Think. Of A Boat.

    Leave it at that why don't you? Nice...

    ..the way of Japanese photo-realism is fraught with philosophical perils. Not to mention artistic ones.
  42. Re: The speed of light, the paradoxes of time, and how many atoms are in the universe

    Reminds me of..

    My science experiment PROVES that earthworms cannot live inside a brick..

    .. 'But everyone knows that'..

    ..'yeah but no one proved it yet'.

    Seriously? The 'solidity of...
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    I have performed sewing of a wedding dress at the important moment with an Opinel BTW. I always carry one. Everywhere.

    She did not care how much my knife cost.
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    That's a whole can of worms you're opening Joe, wooden boats versus GRP or Alu etc. Not really relavent here.

    I maintain that

    1. a gentleman does not need a knife, more a credit card.

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    Re: Nasty little white boys

    You scurrilous cuss you. You know there's no correct way to speak a language right?
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    This whole thread is a non-pareille.

    A gentleman does not need a knife.

    A man of the world does.

    And he does not buy a fancy-poo 500 dollar 'looks nice' knife, he buys a cheap yet...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    What's the plan? Single handed hacksaw? Followed by an evenings studious filing?

    What are those called anyway?

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  48. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Of course I have Nick, but you are not talking about cockpits, you are talking about letting fresh water into the bilge to be dealt with by the bilge pumps, which is a very bad idea, strangely for...
  49. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Yes, just let lots of fresh water into the bottom of a wooden boat. Y>

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    Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    I think that's unfortunate for the small boat sailor. When electricity is down, one relies on paper charts. There will be plenty around to buy for decades of course. While I admit I'm not fantastic...
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