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  1. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    Here’s another. This says a lot about the march.

    https://i.postimg.cc/kgpNNXf3/B9-F9-CF5-D-767-E-42-AA-BE88-8119973-B7890.jpg

    The two people on the right are friends, members of my local...
  2. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    Good observation. The joky virtue signalling is a way to establish social contact - we are, after all, British - and thereby to build solidarity. You might like this one:
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    Re: The best 'Western' IMHO

    Also my choice.
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    Re: The best sports car

    The best sports car...?

    Bentley Speed Six “Old Number One”, winner of Le Mans, 1929 and 1930:

    https://i.postimg.cc/prnH82vk/8-EE6-A308-AA37-45-D9-B1-FB-E47-FF96-B0364.jpg
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    Re: Tea

    Ten years ago, I was in Hangzhou, and took the opportunity - as one would - to visit a tea garden at LongJing.

    It was very much like visiting a vineyard in a noted wine growing area. At that time,...
  6. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    https://www.facebook.com/100001990524915/posts/1919617761447889/
  7. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/home
  8. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    Well, the Ukrainian case involved someone faking their death for a few hours in order to allow the Ukrainian security services to detain the GRU ring that had been trying to assassinate him. This...
  9. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    Where do I start with this one?

    1. The status of plebiscites in Britain is unclear but this one was specifically stated to be “advisory”.

    2. This plebiscite over turned the 1975 one. Why has...
  10. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    Because the heads of the other 27 states have said so.
  11. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    Sorry. Not so. Goods exported for transshipment via Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg are handled in their free ports and do not enter their hinterlands in a trade sense. Likewise imports. EU imports...
  12. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    This one really spoke to
    me:

    https://i.postimg.cc/wBXbFP3Q/62E3482B-60FB-4247-B14A-1FBF0B3C1C19.jpg
  13. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    https://i.postimg.cc/fbm1pyqX/178D3134-A127-43D1-B164-0617EF9F93ED.jpg

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  14. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    https://i.postimg.cc/mDSJZqsg/FD34D1E3-5DD5-4053-88E6-19C87BBAD58B.jpg


    https://i.postimg.cc/zBp2YgCL/BB3641D3-CD49-4423-8B89-7AB4CE70B02C.jpg
  15. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    you asked, Doug...

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    Re: Cariad

    There were two Bristol pilot skiffs named “Cariad” (it’s a pretty obvious name!)

    The one owned by Frank Carr is what used to be called the “”white Cariad”, the other, built by Hambly, was “the...
  17. Re: Do you think there will be a second vote?

    I was there, today.

    Seven hundred thousand people. All perfectly well behaved, as were the one and a half million on the only bigger march I have taken part in - the Tian an Men massacre protest...
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    Bosun's chair

    In the days of my youth I took a reasonably straight grained board about 2ft x 8", bored four holes in it, seized the doubled rope round the thimble with a racking, crossed the ends and spliced them...
  19. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    That's rather big news. Wonder if he was smart enough not to head back to Saudi Arabia?
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    Re: My vise

    You want the cheeks to finish above the iron faces, so you want the vise set down a bit vis a vis the top of the bench. Otherwise you are going to gap a plane iron. Beech is the theoretically ideal...
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    Re: My vise

    Good idea.
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    Re: My vise

    On the back board and not too low. Anywhere else and they will get clobbered, sooner or later.
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    Re: My vise

    If you are right handed, then put the woodwork vise at "B". If you are left handed, and used to working that way, you could have it at "D".

    There's a case for having one of the metalwork vises at...
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    Re: My vise

    If you are right handed, then put the woodwork vise at "B". If you are left handed, and used to working that way, you could have it at "D".

    There's a case for having one of the metalwork vises at...
  25. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    Furthermore, the Crown Prince has been treated disgracefully by the Democratic media, who published lots of fake news about the late Mr Khashoggi, who suffered a fatal accident whilst answering the...
  26. Re: Edme wins the Pin Mill Barge Match

    Squirt in person:

    https://i.postimg.cc/jdKP0360/Squirt,_Alex,_Andrew,_3,__by_Peter_Wright_1_July_2018.PNG.jpg

    I have to say that she is the nicest mannered small boat that I have sailed; she is...
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    Re: Cleaning 3 strand nylon rope.

    Almost certainly. You could try ordinary detergent.
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    Re: Test Drove a Tesla model 3

    We are seeing a good many Teslas - usually Model 3s - here now. I have not heard or read anything bad about them.
  29. Re: Bishop Rock Lighthouse, walk through tour

    Thank you. I was struck by how little room there is in a rock lighthouse, compared to a lightship .
  30. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    After retiring from the British Council my father took the chair of zoology at the University of Libya; most of his colleagues were Lebanese or Palestinian and since they tended, like my own parents,...
  31. Re: Happy birthday to Russ Manheimer....

    Happy Birthday!
  32. Re: Happy birthday to Anthony Zucker...

    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: T-boned in the Med!

    The AIS track offered by Vessel Tracker suggests that the OOW of the Ulysse had not been aware of the anchored container ship... and one wonders if he was in the wheelhouse.

    AIS track...
  34. Re: Edme wins the Pin Mill Barge Match

    If it was the dark blue one, that was indeed Squirt. There was one other - a cream hulled one - one of Squirt's former sisters in the East Anglian Sailing Trust fleet - the Trust offers sailing for...
  35. Re: Rogue Mariner on the Upper Thames

    Here are the chartlets for the entrances of three of my local estuaries. The entrances to the Deben and the Ore/Alde (same river - it just changes its name above Aldeburgh) are usually considered as...
  36. Re: 1971 men's eights crew world record.

    That style of blade was in use in college rowing in 1971. You can ask me how I know that - I rowed for my College between '71 and '74.

    Collars supplied all the oars for all the Oylmpic events...
  37. Re: a sample of the forum's best writing

    Good. More Lulu.
  38. Re: 1971 men's eights crew world record.

    The shape, maker and details look right for the year.
  39. Re: Rogue Mariner on the Upper Thames

    I'm indebted to her owners, the Harman dynasty, because back in 1971 when I was camping cruising on the coasts of Essex and Suffolk I was beating down the Wallet against a stiffening south westerly...
  40. Re: Rogue Mariner on the Upper Thames

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?240631-Edme-wins-the-Pin-Mill-Barge-Match&highlight=
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    Re: Nikki Haley resigns

    "Suivez l'argent.."
  42. Re: Rogue Mariner on the Upper Thames

    Toosey creek. Home of the EDME.

    https://thamesbarge.org.uk/boats/edme/
  43. Bellingcat: Mishkin. Or, the life and times of a GRU Agent and Hero of Russia

    https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/10/09/full-report-skripal-poisoning-suspect-dr-alexander-mishkin-hero-russia/
  44. Re: Rogue Mariner on the Upper Thames

    Very good camera and sound work.
  45. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    I dropped them a line. They don’t have a representative here, but can ship. I am a bit hesitant because, whilst I like the way their system seems to be set up, they said that I am at the top of the...
  46. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Thanks Phil. I am currently trying not to fit a built in autopilot because the cost is fairly ghastly. But I may have to give it best.
  47. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Right...

    It is possible to singlehand these beasts. Just...

    Luckily, the Nic 55 is, like most of the family of boats designed by Ray Wall, very well mannered. You can drop a loop of shock...
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    Re: 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Looks like he has now been there, done that thing, and got the T shirt:

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1950/43316651410_303057941c_b.jpg
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    Re: I found it on You Tube

    Absolutely stunning!
  50. Re: Bristol Channel pilot cutter. Luke Powell

    Yes; those were skiffs. On the Colne as well as the Blackwater. About twenty feet long, heavy lapstrake construction, hard bilges, flat sheer, always sculled over the stern. It's a few years since I...
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