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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    UK , it's beyond the lights,
    1M no Problem,,
    1 M to 2 M you Need a Flag on the back,
    2-3M you need a warning triangle illuminated at night....
  2. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    My uncle did that in his house, he has the center section of the local former manor house, not as grand as the one above.
    Apart from taking 2 inches of wallpaper and paint of the walls, he removed a...
  3. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    My uncle did that in his house, he has the center section of the local former manor house, not as grand as the one above.
    Apart from taking 2 inches of wallpaper and paint of the walls, he removed a...
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    how about a nice short bike lane..
    https://www.ride25.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Short-cycle-lane-in-Cainscross-Road.jpg
    or this one.....
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    foam... I got foam.. PIR foam mostly.. lots of it..
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    where the gallon of glue is, is now the hillside with the mug being where the radar is.

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    the board above, you can just see the...
  6. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    Just type in "work trousers" in to Amazon, they look remarkably like cargo pants... And for less than £20, heavy duty cloth.. I wear them for work all the time...

    Round the garden, and working on...
  7. Thread: As a kid…..

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    Re: As a kid…..

    We didn't have a TV till I was around 9, no cinema locally, so cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians had no relevance to me. One village bobby (an Uncle) very few guns of course in the UK. We were...
  8. Thread: Mine vs Quarry?

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    Re: Mine vs Quarry?

    And the rail tracks were wooden, for centuries before iron and steel.
  9. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    There are 20 houses on our road all are named not numbered.
    My house built 1906 originally named after its view. It's on the foundations of the village pub which closed in 1895 so then it had a...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    The 93 Claim (which is 15%) is achieved by including absolutely every one who could claim some sort of other heritage..
    The latest census figures I can find are that there is 12.2 % non white...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    That's achieved by adding White Non British to those of Asian and African descent. Not always seen as a minority as you wouldn't know the difference in the street and not at all if they spoke good...
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    Re: Russell Brand: The Great Reset

    Totally agree with that he was an annoying waste of space before.. and definitely not funny.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    18C this morning @ 08:00 forecast to only get to 21C a great relief after the last few days.
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    Re: The times they are a changing

    We are back to mask wearing in Work due to a reported outbreak in the other half of the building... Funny it coincided with the warmest week of the year..

    When I joined this factory it was an...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    What's interesting is ethnic minorities are actually over represented in parliament , just,

    The total Asian / black percentage UK is 9.3% whereas parliament is 10%.

    The conservative lower and...
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    Re: Green Crab Flavored Whiskey

    I note both the venison version and the crab version include lots of other things. Methinks the straight flavour doesn't work...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    I think truss will win,
    While agreeing with sunak that paying off the covid debt is important, however his targets for raising the money are doubtful.

    Labour have almost always had a policy of...
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    Re: Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    We had a short period of 30C on Norwich airport today, but most of the time it's been 28C, forecast for tomorrow 19C..
    On Sunday however It's meant to be back to 32C again, but at least with some...
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    They don't vote for a prime minister, they Vote for the leader of the Conservative party, since they are in power that party can choose for him / her to be Prime Minister.
    Similarly Keir Starmer...
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    29C (84.2F)at the moment, yesterday 38C (100.4F)
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    Re: Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    Spent six years working in Saudi, often chose a course sailing, to keep the sail between me and the sun.. Didn't win many races that way though.
    most of the time I was in an airconditioned radar...
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    Re: For you Ancient History Buffs

    I can see Happisburgh Church from my house... Those wooden defences are long gone.. A couple of rows of houses have gone over the cliff.. IIRC those concrete blocks were to support some steps up to...
  23. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    Sadly My Grandfathers medals have gone missing they were supposed to be passed down the line of five brothers of which my Dad is the last survivor..
    Granddad served from 1919 to 1953, so he had a...
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    I had a lot of old cars in the days of no money,

    An Anglia van, seemed to use as much oil as fuel.
    A Wolesley 1800, I liked that car but a drunk driver pulled out on me...and got T boned.
    A mk 3...
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    Re: Watched a bit of FOX today

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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    The problem with range rovers today, is they are fitted with comparatively low profile road tyres, going off road or onto dirt and gravel roads is just not what they were designed for.
  27. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    No.
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    Re: Happy 4th to my American friends

    England never did, because from 1603 the crown's of England, Wales, ireland and Scotland were united,
    From 1707 the parliaments of England, Wales and Scotland were united,
    And from 1801 till 1921...
  29. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    My Landrover is 39years old, parts are easy to get it will out last me.
    Our Kia is 14years old we've had from new, and has 135,000 miles on it. Some parts are getting hard to get, next year we are...
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    Re: The smell of sulfur.

    Sulphur is actually used in greenhouses, to reduce fungal infections, therefore it might actually improve your plants...
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    My parents and sisters live in a town Bo'ness, that has had a parade since 1799 which was originally to celebrate the emancipation of the miners.
    In 1897, this parade was converted, into a...
  32. Thread: Tinnitis?

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    Re: Tinnitis?

    Luckily I don't have tinnitus, I have very sensitive hearing.
    Having my hearing tested in a sound proofed box, I complained I could have done better but I could hear them discussing the cricket...
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    Re: Flight delay question

    Heathrow airport has been cancelling flights because it cannot cope...
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  34. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    Another firefly video.
    https://youtu.be/f3w-YxaR5cw
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    During the fire men's strike. 1977.-78
    Military called into replace themWe are wearing
    WW2 tin hat,
    1950s string vest.and pants.
    Uniform shirt.
    1940s seaboot socks
    Combat cabbage suit.
    Boots...
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    Yep I'd agree with that,
    But some owners wanted to stand out..
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I was sailing Blue Moon on Sunday, 20mph gusting 25mph, the strongest we've been out in so far, not much waves as the wind was across the river.

    Blue moon is 16ft long 4ft wide with 150kg 3ft deep...
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    Re: Scotland’s Places to see too!

    Note's for Edinburgh Tattoo,
    It's held on the outer Bailey, known in Edinburgh as the esplanade. Mostly tarmacked these days.

    The viewing stands for the general Public hang out over the walls on...
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    Re: Scotland’s Places to see too!

    I'm not surprised at not driving in Edinburgh it's now very car unfriendly.. however the combined tram and bus all day ticket is a bargain.
    Edinburgh,
    The national gallery, my sister was a guide...
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    Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    Buy my parents the bungalow they really ought to be in rather than the two story house on a steep hill they are in.
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    Re: 20 years of screwcap closures for wine.

    These days I'm just as likely to find a manmade cork rather than a cork cork..
  42. Thread: Weirdness.....

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    Re: Weirdness.....

    UK law..
    If it's stuff you didn't order but they have deliberately sent to YOU, that's unsolicited goods and becomes yours at no cost.
    If they have sent it to your address but for someone else,...
  43. Thread: The key

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    Re: The key

    My list for the main bunch
    Gate key,
    House front door,
    House rear Door,
    outside toilet,
    Boat shed,
    Garage,
    garden tools shed,
    model railway shed Front,
    Model railway shed rear,
  44. Thread: The key

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    Re: The key

    I got a lot of worries then
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    Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    I've a the complete works of Strawhead, on the hard drive.. They specialised in historic Songs
    from 1500 ish to 1916...
    Gentlemen of fortune ... 1618...

    https://youtu.be/4MWTHL7tkW0

    1916.....
  46. Thread: Blue Moon 2

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    Re: Blue Moon 2

    Yesterday a down river race From Woods Dyke to Thurne Lion Dyke. about 6 miles.


    Woods Dyke was fun, Hire boats doing all sorts of strange things, though luckily, the chaos cleared just before...
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    Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    The Landrover series, 90, 110, and defenders are renowned for doing well over 200,000 miles, often in tough conditions, engines pulled after that still have the manufacturing marks in the cylinders....
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    33C yesterday, 13C today...
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    Re: By The Skin Of Their Teeth

    Was a passenger on its predecessor the Viscount in the 70s, with some interesting landings in the Hebrides, including looking out of the window to see grass beneath the wing, we'd landed half way...
  50. Thread: Bit sore today

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    Re: Bit sore today

    Pain varies from person to person.
    Until the last 3 months of his life, SWMBO's uncle had never felt pain, not one bit, when he had appendicitis , he didn't feel it, only the fact his wife was a...
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