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Sea Dog

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  1. Great to see that you had a happy ending. Now, in view of the effective first aid shoring referred to above, you need to get yourself a poster entitled "Damage control saved HMS Nightwatch" to display in your main drag.
  2. Frankly, I think there's many a "performer and entertainer" I'd happily see replaced by AI. Alan Carr springs immediately to mind, but many others are available...
  3. I hesitate to ask, but did you really have a so many 'emergencies' in those 18 years that you felt the need to seek a replacement? My mind is somewhat boggled!
  4. I can't help thinking a duvet cover and a rotary dryer is going to be a proper bar steward to get off a prop and up through a weed hatch...
  5. Frankly, having frequently gone that way (based on "use it or lose it") I'm sad to say I'd now avoid the Garrison / Camp Hill route. I think CRT have forgotten there's a waterway down there and no-one else seems to care about the area, so the canal is chock full of rubbish, some of it very difficult to shift off a prop. You'll likely spend far too much of your holiday down the weed hatch.
  6. Not when those go past, but the over night freight trains are a different kettle of fish!
  7. That might well be the case, and my post wasn't serious (hence the wink emoji ), but they didn't go to the expense of fitting 13.5kva of diesel generator for the lovely tune it plays...
  8. Jake: How often do the trains go past? Elwood: So often you won't even notice.
  9. Get properly well very soon!
  10. To generate hot water for the cauliflower circuit when the 'lectric is busy doing the headline stuff. Of course, now the generator is running so using elsewhere all the waste electricity it chucks out as a bi-product is very environmentally friendly. Win-win!
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  13. You probably ought to advise him they'll nick anything that's not nailed down, although I suppose there's little point now as he can't do anything about it, can he!
  14. I still close my eyes when someone welds on the telly!
  15. Can't you pop round and see them? Then you might know not only the most recent charge but also an idea of whether or when it might become available.
  16. Like most, I use a bow mounted Tee stud and the cleat hitch, but it can be a faff to clamber on and off the pointy end, which is a bit of a stretch, plus the line can chafe the paintwork. I can see advantages in your thinking then, as the bollard is then in easy reach from the bank so no need to climb onto the fo'c'sle, you can tie up from ashore or from aboard and the trip hazard idea is a non-issue up by the cratch board. You'd lose the advantage of a single head rope fixed to and stowed by the Tee stud and ready for use either side though. Food for thought. I can't, however, recall or even think of an occasion when lassoing the Tee stud on my boat from the bank might be a seaman-like course of action. Could someone who does this explain please?
  17. Damn it, I checked back through and didn't find that. Still, if it raises a smile...
  18. Ah, good old fashioned linoleum socks - not very comfortable, but tremendously hard wearing...
  19. As I understand it, extensive research whittled the choice down to just 2 candidates: a large variety and this rather smaller south American one. After that, the choice was straightforward for botanists since they have a long established course of action in such cases... Always choose the lesser of 2 weevils.
  20. P.S. You've got a heck of a memory!
  21. Purple and white winter pansies at the moment I'll have you know ...! 😋
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  23. Iirc, there have been changes in ownership and the mooring situation at Trevor recently. Someone may be along shortly with up to date info, but it may be wise to double check the sell by date on any information you find.
  24. Who was it said "A pig wearing lipstick is still a pig"? I mean it beats it still being bright orange, but the 'eye of the beholder' rule still applies...
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