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    Re: It's About Time...

    And that's what she got. Eight months suspended

    https://edition.cnn.com/2022/12/08/uk/anne-sacoolas-sentencing-harry-dunn-death-intl-gbr/

    It's the right result. She was in the wrong place at...
  2. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    I can't help but raise an eyebrow at the parallels:

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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Brill Grills

    Emotive EVs

    Guerilla Grills
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    Out here our off season is the summer. Most sensible types stay off the water, but there are a few hardy souls who brave the 120F / 50C midday temperatures to continue weekend racing.


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    Re: do you have a favourite stern

    I do have a soft spot for a nice, long 1980s IOR retrousse transom.

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    Back when I was an impressionable young teenager they were attached to all the latest and most exciting racing...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Fantastic results MMD, well done!
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Jeez, I thought you were going to say he found the whole Tesla screen thing a bit complicated, so shot it...

    My imagination was running a bit wild.
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    Re: Need safety harness for two year old.

    This blog seems to have links to suitable harnesses:

    http://www.windtraveler.net/2015/09/our-favorite-affordable-and-practical.html
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Looks like Eleonora will be restored.

    The story starts at about 4.00 on the video below:


    https://youtu.be/GvanVhuuCW0?t=241
  10. Re: Did global motor vehicle production peak?

    https://www.automotive-fleet.com/10187333/most-brands-see-new-vehicle-supply-rebound

    This article seems to indicate that the recent decline has been driven more by a decrease in supply and the...
  11. Re: Sailboat search, 10’ bridge clearance@mlw. Hot stove league discussion.

    This sort of thing perhaps? The fellow nearest is standing in front of the tabernacle.

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  12. Re: Sailboat search, 10’ bridge clearance@mlw. Hot stove league discussion.

    A yes, Potter Heigham Bridge on the Three Rivers Race:


    https://youtu.be/5NTmSIdhssU
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    ... I forgot to mention, she's a stunning boat. Please keep the pictures coming.

    Thanks

    Ed
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    I'm sure others here will know of more definitive works, but I found Tom Cunliffe's 'Hand, Reef and Steer' to be an easily understandable guide to sailing with gaff rigs:

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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    From being mandated at one point, masks have now largely disappeared in Dubai. We'll occasionally see people working in high-traffic areas (shops etc) wearing them, and I think you still need to...
  16. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I always had a bit of a soft spot for the Suzuki Jimny / Samurai.

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    Like an old Series Land-Rover it was remarkably capable off-road, but less than ideal as an on-road vehicle. Unlike a...
  17. Re: Anyone else NOT excited by the World Cup?

    No interest in it whatsoever.

    Just hoping it all remains contained within Qatar, we're a bit close for comfort here.
  18. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Mike,

    First of all, I have been eagerly lurking on this thread since the outset. The quality of both the restoration work and indeed the reporting of it on the thread itself is wonderful. When I...
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    Re: EV’s are becoming mainstream

    Many years ago when unleaded fuel first came out it was only available in a few places. The change meant first having to pay to get some black magic performed on your car's engine.

    I clearly...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    A thought occurred to me as I read about Trump attacking DeSantis (DeSanctimonius - an 'average' governor with good PR)

    If the Republican decides Trump is too much of a liability, supporting all...
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    Re: Who really is HR Davies

    "HR Davies" is an anagram of "Ravished"

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    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ravish


    Not that it helps identify him, but some of the definitions are not terribly pleasant.
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    Re: ted hoppe's next car

    Dubai plates on three of the four photos in post #1.

    Some of the locals here do enjoy pushing the limits with their cars. It's good to see, the desert is a great playground.

    It is caveat...
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    Re: Small typhoon; nobody dead here

    Poor old Philippines is kind of in the firing line:

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    (Red lines are tropical cyclone tracks, 2000 to 2019: from the article kindly provided by jdmcintyre above)
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    Re: Bridge Collapse

    Having lived and worked in India for several years I'd suspect this would be a likely cause.

    It's not just the contractors. Inspectors, engineers, government contract officers. They all would be...
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    Re: Water Bear The Sailor

    That was excellent, thanks for the recommendation Hallam.
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    Re: Commission a boat outside US

    Yup, check on the shipping costs first.

    We've just shipped some 40'containers to the US at a freight cost of about $10,000 each. It used to be about $ 2,800 in the good old, pre Covid days. ...
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    Re: It's About Time...

    It's a 40 mph road.

    From Streetview it seems to be a fairly fast looking 40 mph road at that, so it's quite possible that they were both at or perhaps a shade over the speed limit.

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    Re: It's About Time...

    At 30 mph that's about 30 seconds?

    Yup, quite possible.
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    Re: It's About Time...

    Yup, but I have no doubt that she was advised by her employer that she could (should / will?) claim diplomatic immunity and that it would all get quietly sorted out at government levels.

    Following...
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    Re: It's About Time...

    Yup, having lived, driven in and regularly travelled between LHD & RHD countries there have been a couple of times over the years that I've got it wrong too. Generally I've realised after a few...
  31. Thread: Apologies

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    Re: Apologies

    Yup and the apology, if not handled correctly, can then be interpreted as an admission of guilt.
  32. Thread: liz truss

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    Re: liz truss

    But Trump still had support from some factions in the belief that he could be re-electable.

    Even the hardened nutcases in the UK realised that Truss was a lost cause.
  33. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Thanks for posting these Rob.

    The part I'm most impressed with is how well you capture the hull shapes. It only takes something to be marginally out and the whole thing looks odd.

    The...
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    Re: Make your smart phone a dumber phone

    One idea to make phones a little less addictive is to get rid of the color on the screen:

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    When you mindlessly reach for your phone, without any color it's amazing how soon you get bored...
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    Re: Any artistic painters here?

    Thanks, I do enjoy it. Life just seems to get in the way at the moment...!
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    Re: Any artistic painters here?

    Oil paint was fun to play around with, and was much easier to correct mistakes with.

    I first had a crack at painting some waves.

    They were not very realistic, but it was wonderful being able to...
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    Re: Any artistic painters here?

    So the next step was to try to work out how to draw people.

    I'd read somewhere that you need to try to work out how to draw the various parts of faces independently, then when you have a...
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    Re: Any artistic painters here?

    ... and it was at this point that things began to fall into place:

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    The clouds and sky were OK, the boats were also OK because I loved painting them.

    The houses and land were awful! ...
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    Re: Any artistic painters here?

    No, absolutely not!

    A few years back, inspired by another forum I was on, I had a go at painting. I don't want to bore you, but if it helps then this was the journey.

    I bought some basic...
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    Re: Walter f Rayner Atlantic 38 ketch

    Nice read, thanks for the link Andrew.
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    Re: lost in translation

    Highlighting the potential risks of seeking a good thyme?
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    Re: Bilge Pump Routing

    Ah, you beat me to it...!
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    Re: Bilge Pump Routing

    You sound to be on the right track with the cockpit scuppers, but I'd avoid having the bilge pump water pipe exit below the waterline. There's a risk of water siphoning back down the pipe and...
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    Re: OPEC and Biden fist bumping failure

    Iran - there has been what is in effect a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran taking place in Yemen for the last 8 years - the Iranians have been supporting the Houthi rebels.

    Israel - more...
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    Re: Thai child centre massacre

    Yup...
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    Re: Thai child centre massacre

    Thais can own and register guns pretty easily. They can also own them without registering them pretty easily too.

    I remember being slightly surprised when one of the Thai ladies who worked in...
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    Re: Depth sounder?

    A friend of mine has a handheld depth sounder which seems to give reasonably accurate depths, at least it does in the marina (around 20 feet or so).

    Other than slotting in some batteries there's...
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    Nikon F3, and all the clutter that went with it.
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    Re: UK politics: that didn't take long!

    +1

    Germany's long-term commitment to the EU has been the foundation of peaceful growth and increased prosperity across the Eurozone for decades now.

    It's not all about what a country spends on...
  50. Thread: Monarchy

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    Re: Monarchy

    But don't political systems ultimately create the culture and expectations of the societies they 'serve'?

    To stick with Asia, the North and South Koreans are pretty much the same bunch of folks...
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