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How free are you, how tyranised am I?
Is an Englishman more or less free than an Irishman? Does a Canadian feel less free than someone living in a Montana 'militia' compound?
Just what does your...
Today I began to comence starting to build some saw horses. Then it came to me,,,,,,, I have no idea how tall I should make them. About 36 inches would be about right to support the mast and spars...
Indeed, not bad for one so young.
A sharp scraper worked for me. Pick a cold day. Don't try to dissolve it, it'll just spread.
You lot can go on buying your disposable Jap outboards every other year if you wish, my 42 year old Featherweight 40 continues to run well and I still have no need to change,,,,,,,, they just work....
For Mike, Circus, Paul, Toby, Foss and Tim.
WE will remember them.
Good heavens, did I sound bitter?
Not a bitter bone in my body, lots of realistic ones though. Many of the squaddies of my era feel the same as I do, I'm sure.
I'm not proud I did my time, I...
Sgt twice, Bombardier (Corporal) three times. Twelve years and fifty four days.
Never ever again. Not ever.
Let the rich old bastards fight in their own wars.
"Soldiers who want to be heroes
It's not all bad, at least one news source (BBC) has learned how the name Van Gogh is pronounced,,,,,,,no, not Van Go, or Van Goff, think more Va Hough,,,,,,,,,,,,
It's been bothering me for...
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Nope. Look it up.
Go back far enough and we are all related, 'specialy Wrights and Smiths,,,,,,
Yes you do.
See Norm, I'm off to work on the boat in the morning, last coat of paint and, if I ask nicely, back in the water and home to Heybridge. So you see I'll be three hours drive away from my computer and...
I bought that Vanessa Redgrave a drink once,,,,,,,Nice girl, good actress but, um, quite mad. smile.gif
Ooops, sorry Norm, it quite slipped my mind, been busy with new engine, paint and varnish and such. I'll get right to it,,,, next week.
Well ok,,,, not actually touched by Nelson or even that old. 20th century will do. The RN still issued cutlasses into the 1960's so there ought to be plenty still about.. It's a very plain, lower...
Whitbred ale? You'd drink that from choice? No accounting for taste,,,,,,,,,,,,,
The exocets were anti-ship missiles, pilots had no use for lessons in avoiding them since aircraft were not the targets. However helicopter pilots did train in the art of attracting missiles away...
Never mind why,,,,,,,,
Where can I find a real Nelsonian "Away boarding Party!" genuine by God Naval Cutlass?
I want one.
Falcon on the Baltic,
This one's a joy,,,,, and note the mention of a relation of mine. ;)
Complicated? Not half!
I'll think you'll find that they breed first and get cars and phones later, just the same here,,,,,,
Uh huh,,,,,,,,,,,,? Pardon? Eh, what? Have you been doing that stuff with the rattlesnakes again?
The size has changed though I think both are available if you ask nicely. It's nearly twenty years since I bought chain so,,,,,,,,,,
No change there then. smile.gif
IanW ex 7th Para Rgt, Royal Horse Artillery and 39 Commando Royal Artillery...
We are supposed to be fully metric, shop owners have gone to jail for selling fruit in pounds and ounces but in our hearts we are not metric, we are still Imperial.
Old boats and some that are not...
Never came across that, and I was in Ulster for 2 years at the height of the troubles.
Irland north and south are great places to sail and the people are some of the nicest folk I have ever met...
The idea of 'salvage' is largely to ensure that if you help a vessel in trouble and incur costs you will be reimbursed...
It is NOT designed to take a boat from her owner and give her to any...
If you fail to elect the right man next week England will attack you instantly, bringing all our most fearsome weapons to bear: Withering criticism, caustic wit and irony,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Millimeters? Good grief,,,,,, 3/8 or 7/16i'd bet. smile.gif
If a car breaks down outside your house can you keep it?
Oh, and by the way, Yachtsmen don't claim salvage from other yachtsmen, Not if they are gentlemen.
The right thing to do would be get her...
Jan and Dean were better.
Give it a year or two, perhaps the Hasleblad that I lust after might become afforable,,,,,,,,,,?
It's OK, Patience will be back in the water next week. The yard is fine, right next to the Company Shed and so handy for oysters but there's no place like home port and your own place at the bar,,,,,...
Boats built using epoxy can be, often are, very nice indeed, but,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,, real plank on frame boats are just, well, better, and, if you search your soul you know it.
If it makes you feel...
The principle difference between Darwinism and Creationism is that one is a (so far) unproved but well accepted theory and the other is complete bollocks.
The trick is to guess which is...
Russian troops are easy to recognise, they have snow on their boots.
One thing to watch is that if your boat needs anodes, and most wooden boats don't, they should be zinc in salt water but magnesium in fresh.
If, like me, your boat is kept in fresh but sailed in...
Sheila opens my mail, why would I care? We are an us. I don't need 'privacy', I don't have anything I want to be private about ,,,,,,,,, and anyway why should I sprain my wrists on that thick paper?...
I've got mine, don't need any other. Patience is a Vertue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Someone caught a 600lb Haliburt off Scotland this year, bet they needed government funding to buy a fryingpan big enough, eh?
Nothing is better than granma's lye soap,,,,,,,
but washing-up-liquid (aka dish soap) works, though a little added ammonia and washing soda helps.
Andrew,,,, on a different scale,,,,,, a company...
I don't get all this stuff. Granted I have been preoccupied with more important things, giving Patience a new engine, devising a way to get sump-oil from a teak deck, trying to re-paint topsides the...
Ah I see! That explains why Bush needs the help of the Black Watch. I thought he just wanted a look at how good soldiers work...
I have worked with, for and over many Muslims from most of the Gulf states, Saudi, Yemen, Egypt, Palestine Pakistan and Iraq. At a distance of thirty years I honestly cannot recall any of them who...
Have you been spying on me?
I knew I was a bit dyslexic but autistic too?
,,,,,,, and even though it's getting smaller by the second we STILL haven't found a country up to taking over the job,,,,,,, Let's hope the Chinese don't feel the need to civilize us when it's their...
It's not just the forum, it's the times we live in,,,,,,
You know what? The world was a better place when us British ran it, much better.