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  1. With the engine removed and striped we can now start the strip out of the center cockpit or if you prefer the saloon. Under the floor currently is a large stainless steel water tank which will be turned into a waste tank. I will explain why later. With the tank removed and off for modification we press on with the removal of all the floor bearers and associated timbers, we use sawdust to soak up any oily bilge residue, not the best of jobs. The entire hull will be scraped back and any bare wood will be primed then two coats of Danboline bilge paint will be a
    11 points
  2. There were several either brave or foolhardy individuals who drove their cars on Oulton Broad in the '63 big freeze. Back in time that was a brand new car! Note the toboggan behind the car, being towed at some speed was great fun!
    9 points
  3. Let’s make this very clear. The moderators do a very difficult job and they do it exceptionally well. The TOS are their guidelines as well as inputs from the committee and the timing of when to stop something before it gets out of hand. We tread a fine line. therefore I will not tolerate anything said against them or their actions on open forum. If there is it will be deleted, if it is repeated members will find themselves on preauthorisation etc etc. please help them to help you and keep your frustrations off the posts. thanks
    6 points
  4. That would indicate they contracted the virus before the vaccine became effective. That is no different than any vaccine, you are just as likely to contract an infection until immunity is achieved. Shielding will be essential for some time after vaccination and caution will always be required.
    6 points
  5. When over 1,000 people are dying every day I wonder about argueing about any kind of recreational activity?
    5 points
  6. I wonder how far anglers will travel to exercise sitting on a stool. I might buy a rod and reel and sit on a bench in the park behind our house to practice as there isn’t a river nearby!
    4 points
  7. Still don’t get it. The guidelines state that time spent outside should be minimised. That accompanied by the questionable exercise derived from dangling a line attached to the end of a rod whilst sitting on a stool still baffles me. Even more so when one is allowed to fish from a boat, powered by an outboard motor, which surely limits the potential for exercise at all. On the other hand, we are told to open our windows to let Covid out and fresh air in when at home. More and more confused by baffling and contradictory guidelines.
    3 points
  8. I didn't know where to post this, but I came across it whilst sorting out some boxes in the loft. Sorry about the quality but it is an old cutting from the EDP, during the hard winter of 1963. The dredger is interesting as it seems to be steam powered. I like the winch on the foredeck as it is exactly like the one we had at Hearts Cruisers for hauling boats up the slipways. It actually had 3 gears. Two men, on handles either side, and up she came! The big white house in front of the church was then owned by Peter Mills, who until his retirement, in the days of Empire, had been ch
    3 points
  9. They certainly did. Apparently it was generally a bit hairy at Aldeby for some reason and so skaters had to watch where they were going at that point. As kids we rode our bikes as far as Burgh St Peter but we never ventured further than that.
    3 points
  10. you missed out on toothpaste, essential for cleaning plastic headlight glasses
    2 points
  11. The problem in my experience is not in finding a machine that is suitable for what you want to use it for today, but to ensure that it is still suitable for the same job in three or four years time. Each new release of Windows, major or minor introduces more bloat into the OS. The same with all the apps and browsers etc. So if you buy a machine that is just about capable of running what you want to do today, it will more than likely be severely struggling in two years time. Often in the past I have reloaded a PC with the base version of Windows that it shipped with and found it to be quite nip
    2 points
  12. The thing to remember is yes the first jab will give a much lower risk of serious illness and even lower risk of death from covid but it takes up to 3 weeks before it works, it's not the vaccine destroying covid it's your body learning to destroy covid and takes time.
    2 points
  13. Mouldy hits the point on the head, something which has been my bugbear all along. We have police enforcing government advice, not UK Law, it's a very dangerous precedent.
    2 points
  14. Ooooh! An optimist!!! Now, now, TheQ, we can't have that. . The default state on here is grumpy pessimism. If you want to deviate from the norm, please apply in writing at least 14 days in advance. Include a passport photograph and full bank details.
    2 points
  15. As long as you don't take a hot drink with you, you should be ok!
    2 points
  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-55560814 I would happily drive 5 miles to meet either lady I wonder if things might have been different if one of them had had a dog with them?
    2 points
  17. That's totally appalling I have put a 'Sad' emoji where as it should have been a or better still a Lets hope they find the scumbag and jail him or better still birch the illegitimate Griff
    2 points
  18. To be fair, T-Cut is a polish all polishes work on a similar principle, a mild (or micro) abrasive to wear off the tarnish. Albeit on T-Cut it works more by smoothing out marks in the clearcoat. I use Autosol first because it's a heavier duty abrasive than Brasso, but Brasso to finish is a good shout. Much the same as when you compound your car (or gelcoat!), start with a heavier abrasive and work down to a finish.
    2 points
  19. Autosol is what I use on my brasses and have done for years. Coke bath to strip the worst of the tarnishing (and any nasty "staybrite" lacquer) off, then a good going over with Autosol. And bog standard Brasso for maintenance.
    2 points
  20. The winter of '63. A very good friend of mine used to sail and moor his boat the sailing cruiser Goldfish on Wroxham broad. The boat had been winterised at Coldham Hall for Harry Last to dance attendance on annual maintenance. My friend had purchased a brand new mini from Mann Egerton. This gave him the ideal opportunity to photograph his car on the bouy and he duly parked his car where the boat would have normally been moored, on the broad. I and my friends all drove old bangers, worth a fortune today, old MG sports cars, a Morgan, Austin 7 convertible, but we never risked them eve
    2 points
  21. Hopefully your local taxi company is following the recommended measures that we are . Screen between front and rear All interior impact surfaces wiped with anti bac after every passenger All exterior handles anti bac wiped after every passenger vehicle sprayed inside with anti vac spray after every passenger no front seat passengers maximum of two rear passengers if from same household (saloon cars) masks worn by both driver and passenger(s) all payment machines anti bac wiped after every use driver hands either washed with soap and water or h
    2 points
  22. Hope you all had fun, I just have one question. I know i didn't attend the quiz tonight, but did I still manage to beat Sam?
    1 point
  23. That’s exactly what it is a Janet
    1 point
  24. Must have been something I said. Fishing from a motorised boat is permitted, even though the anglers concerned would probably have food and drink on board (picnic?), when having a walk around a lake holding a cup of tea isn’t. Apologies for droning on, but the inconsistencies in the application of the guidelines make me seethe.
    1 point
  25. Whack on three coats of black Hammerite. Saves all this cleaning malarkey. I did clean a brass thing once and tried everything. Ended up using "The Pink Stuff" £1 a pot from Lathams and other similar places. Its also great for GRP bits and a lot cheaper the G3 or G6
    1 point
  26. Just a little bit, He still won't be able to go to a rave.
    1 point
  27. Congratulations Finny, twelve days and you can relax. It'll no doubt be ages before they get round to little old me. Tbh, one eyed stag when that'll be Griff
    1 point
  28. Bump You lot can have what you like but we are doing dry January so a cuppa it is here
    1 point
  29. Congratulations Finny. No partying yet though. I now know of several more who have had the jab, it is actually happening.
    1 point
  30. Why has it been locked, which of the TOS did it break?
    1 point
  31. I have just had the Pfizer vaccine earlier today and was told by the nurse it would be 12 days before the vaccine would take effect Finny
    1 point
  32. The initials probably stand for B**** Lathe Company. Loads to choose from here http://www.lathes.co.uk/ but I haven't spotted that particular logo.
    1 point
  33. they mostly made metalworking turret lathes, and were taken over in 2004 by a small custom motor parts shop, Britan Lathe company was what i could find http://www.andrew-engineering.co.uk/Britan.htm
    1 point
  34. it went for a walk, exceeding 5 miles and was held for questioning, it has now been locked up for arguing.
    1 point
  35. I'd had a good look around, even asked a couple of old friends. I even went as far as reverse image searching to logo and found absolutely nothing. You'd have though any company big enough to be producing big tools like that would have at least some digital footprint, even if just in archives.
    1 point
  36. It was from ScrumpyCheddar on monday in the 'Not good' thread, 2nd page in.
    1 point
  37. So am I. I’ll have my walk later, when I take the pooch for her afternoon constitutional. I’ve tried to tell her that she can only go out once a day, instead of three times, but she’s having difficulty understanding the concept!!
    1 point
  38. I don’t think that any vaccine will ever be 100% effective. To achieve 95% efficacy in such a short time in my opinion is truly remarkable. Surely that level of potential protection should be applauded and welcomed. I still think it worth remembering that less than 1% of people who are affected by the virus, die from it and if that is made lower by the vaccine, bring it on. The other thing that I have in the back of my mind is that hospitals always report being overrun at this time of the year with winter flu.
    1 point
  39. Ha Meantime beat me to it.. Angling is now permitted..
    1 point
  40. I thought the Angling Trust had sorted that one! Apparently it is now!
    1 point
  41. it's 95% effective against catching the virus, so far no one has had serious complications from catching the virus even after just the one jab.
    1 point
  42. A word of pessimistic caution from your Pitsea correspondent: The vaccine is only proven to be 95% effective in trials after 2 doses. I would treat your elderly and vulnerable loved ones as if they were in the 5%, if you want to be sure of protecting them. And now, back to the studio, where everyone is even more pessimistic than me.
    1 point
  43. Just a thought, I used T-Cut on a really rough old lamp, that brought it back to life a treat! Might not be a recommended technique but that was what I had to hand and the lamp was not exactly precious.
    1 point
  44. Leave it in a bucket of 'Coke' for a few days.
    1 point
  45. Try lemon juice and salt, for a start.
    1 point
  46. My 87 year old parents had their first Pfizer jab a few weeks ago and are getting their second one on Saturday.
    1 point
  47. Thanks Vaughan, always very interesting to read this type of thing. I must say the 'PC holds mob at bay with torch' headline is also rather interesting.....
    1 point
  48. Try this. Have you had an accident that was not your fault? why yes I have. was you hurt? yes I was! you could be inline for some compensation! oh good because I need it to pay for the wall I hit while speeding away from a policeman who wanted to breathalyse me after leaving the pub. .....................
    1 point
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