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A Warning

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:22 am

THis from today's Yachts and Yachtinghttp://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=151061
Simples.

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Re: A Warning

Post by Garry R » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:29 am

I read this too and thought of Secret Water and Iska. Will contact the insurance company and get the value increased.

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Re: A Warning

Post by chris » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:52 am

Written by Amanda Hugnkiss ...says it all!

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Re: A Warning

Post by Southern377 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:00 am

................along with Detective Inspector Smelter from the S.O.D. .......

a tiresome annual April custom.............but not as tiresome as the current weather......


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Re: A Warning

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:33 am

Fun that's what it is, this is an especially witty and inventive one, there is not enough fun anywhere at the moment, people are too up themselves with self importance and lack of humour, there is no UK Act of Parliament that refers to fun say what you like about our American cousins (And who soesn't.) they have that enshrined in their constitution, no one smiles in the UK anymore, or rarely.
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Re: A Warning

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:47 am

"This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four".
-- Mark Twain
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Re: A Warning

Post by jpa_wfsc » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:04 pm

I'll check the lead bulb on Ysolt's fin, then....
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Re: A Warning

Post by roger » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:31 pm

Ancient Geek wrote:Fun that's what it is, this is an especially witty and inventive one, there is not enough fun anywhere at the moment, people are too up themselves with self importance and lack of humour, there is no UK Act of Parliament that refers to fun say what you like about our American cousins (And who soesn't.) they have that enshrined in their constitution, no one smiles in the UK anymore, or rarely.
I think there were a few smiles at Whitefriars last sunday. I contributed a bit.
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Re: A Warning

Post by davidh » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:11 pm

Roger...

as a mere interested bystander (stood there enjoying a nice mug of Whitefriars tea, chatting with Brooksey and Jonn 711) I wouldn't say that you made us smile.

There may have been an element of 'Look away now if you're of a nervous disposition) followed by a quick calculation of would the lower frequency sounds of splintering hot moulded veneer and GRP travel more quickly than Ruperts castrati screams of 'Starboard'.

In the end, it was a case of 'oh look, I've got a camera, maybe I should record this for the inevitable inquest' (or at the very least the not two but three insurance companies).

The smiles came just a tad later, as the Albacore started it's 'going down by the stern Bismark impression' and you were seen gripping the varnished hull of 1576 with your knees. I seem to recall there were smiles then, when some kindly soul on the shore shouted to you 'Smile for the camera Roger'.......

So yes, in the end you did make us smile and I would guess that in 4 weeks time, when the mag is published, there will be a few more smiles then.........

Once the mag is published Pat I'll send the pics over to you for the website... file then under C.... as in Commodore.

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Re: A Warning

Post by alan williams » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:09 pm

Hi All on a Serious note my Nacra Catamaran Sail no.1879 Smoke on the Water has been stolen from a dutch barn near Newton Ferres Devon. I have been informed by the police that recently there have been alot of boat trailers, caravans and farm equipment stolen for its metal value. The police seem to think that it was worth while to steal my cat for the value of aluminium mast deck beams etc.
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Re: A Warning

Post by roger » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:52 pm

Sorry to hear that Al, I know we have had reports of this sort of activity before but I thought the metal prices were to low at present.
May be we should revert to wood or go Carbon
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Re: A Warning

Post by Garry R » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:43 pm

Sorry to hear that Al . Hope that you find it in one piece and you were insured. Couldn't be some Dutch person trying to get back home thinking that Smoke on the Water was a better option than Ash in the Sky?

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Re: A Warning

Post by alan williams » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:49 pm

Hi Garry
Apparently a chained field gate in the middle of nowhere is not secure.
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Re: A Warning

Post by admin » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:08 pm

..but you had left it there for 10 years :wink:

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Re: A Warning

Post by Ed » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:24 pm

If 'leaving it there for 10 years' negated my insurance.....I would have a real problem! :-)
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