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About Jim

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  1. Loss Of Another Great Broadsman

    Very shocked to hear this sad news Sue, RIP Pete, met you and chatted a few times years ago , a really nice guy!
  2. Health And Safety

    Speaking as one who has worked in the UK aggregate industry for the past 37 years, I have seen some changes but always applied the "common sense" rule. Asphalt Plants, RMX and quarries are dangerous places and now we are all tasked to make sure everyone goes home safe. Yes. it has gone overboard to the point where things seem daft. Even our local infants school have door fittings to make sure children can't get their fingers trapped. We got ours trapped in my day and yes it hurt!! Never did it again though. Common Sense is so important and also knowing what hurts and injures is vital.
  3. Birthday

    Beer will be just fine! Enjoy the game!
  4. Birthday

    Yes Gracie, "hair of the dog"...Trust me, sometimes it's the only thing that will work lol
  5. Birthday

    Hope you had a good day Gracie!
  6. Well Done BA On These Two Prosecutions

    Simply said and totally right view Vanessan, if all acted in that manner, incidents would not have happened!!
  7. Well Done BA On These Two Prosecutions

    My wifes cousin (Norwich born and bred) used to own and run The Old Gatehouse tea room on the old M and GN line at Gunthorpe. A small signal box was still there in 2014 when we last visited.
  8. Well Done BA On These Two Prosecutions

    Agree, seems it was deemed inconsiderate and quite rightly so if reporting is correct.
  9. Grp Patching

    You just need the gelcoat filler to get the job done. The PP stuff is fine but be prepared for a lot of rubbing down. I used it to patch a small gelcoat chip in 2004 and I needed an electric sander to get it smooth. It dries very hard, even in winter!
  10. On Going Costs

    Ah Memories of sailing Riccardo, think I still can after a 43 year gap. Used to sail Herons with my school many years back, basics are still there in my head lol
  11. On Going Costs

    We had a budget idea but from time to time it got exceeded when we thought enough money was available, only to struggle after after a downturn in our business!! Overall, in response to the OP, our running costs for engine servicing, lift out, anti foul are not too bad for a 24 foot boat. Drive leg service including lift out and back, around £350 every two years, engine servicing is done by me and a local buddy, cost of parts and beers plus dinner, not too bad at all. As to the rest of money and time spent, well that is down to me poshing her up now and then.......thats me own fault
  12. On Going Costs

    Is that the Mirror dinghy? !!
  13. New Year's Eve

    Happy New Year to all. Night in this year as normal but we will raise a glass with you all. Cheers, Jim and Maxine
  14. Heater

    Gas propex is cheaper but does eat gas. Looked into this option for us many times as it would be an easy fit but they do eat gas. Diesel is really our best option but would cost more to run...long term though, less fuel used and overall much more efficient.
  15. A very valid point Swan!

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