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Everything posted by ChrisB

  1. Surely you must like the Broom Skipper?
  2. Judith and I watched it in Spanish in a bar in Calafell about 50Ks south of Barcelona. We met at a bonfire party, 5th of November 1966 and as we had been "Walking out" for so long we decided to get married that evening, I was nearly 20 she was 18. We were together for 50 years 18 days and married for nearly 46. As has been pointed out on the retirement thread time passes so quickly! Nearly 20 then, nearly 70 now. Everthing to look forwards to then, sadly a very lonely future is what I see ahead.
  3. Maybe they have not been able to develop a "dope" that improves Cricketers performance!
  4. Gosh, Peter, I had forgotten the ABU smokers and their "Hickory Dust" they were an excellent bit of kit, and brilliant if you were trailing some feathers.
  5. Congratulations, I have very fond memories of the Alpha 29 Sport, my late wife and I had two wonderful Autumn holidays on Bridgecraft's "Sunrays" on the RGO hired from their base in Ely.
  6. I miss Le Manoir, my late wife's and mine's favourite for a special occasion when we lived at Bledlow Ridge. Although The Sir Charles Napier ran a close second and as it was just at the end of our road often won our business. PS. This thread was about cooking on a boat, and I doubt the OP meant the galley of QMII.
  7. I love fish, I must eat fish 4 or 5 times a week. If you want to give your fish pie a bit of a luxury lift, say for a dinner party I use Monkfish, Scallops, large prawns, and Salmon. Leave out the smoked fish as it would overpower the other fish. A very good standby for a pie and fish in general is this loyd Grossman sauce.
  8. Bon Voyage. Edit: PS. Any chance I could hitch a ride with you as far as Melbourne?
  9. But the Snow fields will be coming to their best, giving some of the finest skiing in the Southern Hemisphere.
  10. By visitor moorings I doubt they envisage 90 minutes waiting for a favourable tide. I think by visitor they mean overnight at the going rate.
  11. THEY ARE AT IT AGAIN.. just come into my inbox.
  12. For as long as I can remember the wreck she was powered by an ancient, square top, Honda outboard with a tiller extension.
  13. These look good! Given the dire shortage of dried maize cobbs that these devices were originally designed to burn in Norfolk at present.
  14. Interesting reading. landscapes-review-interim-findings-july2019.pdf
  15. ChrisB


    Absolutely, I was just trying to point out that at 6mph allowed going towards Acle, say, where allowed a 20 footer, a 30 footer and a 45 footer will produce a totally different wash. The smallest boat producing the most and having to give serious throttle.
  16. Too hot to continue with my burden of some 300 metres of hedging so went for a walk at Horsey.
  17. ChrisB


    Just edited to make it more understandable.
  18. ChrisB


    With a 18.5ft waterline probably nowhere near 7mph. The imperial calculation for displacement hull speed is :- 1.34 x square root of waterline. For a V20 that is under 6mph and it would start to bulldoze water infront at that speed. it is why we all complain about day boats, most are probably not speeding it is their waterline length and hull shape, especially when loaded to capacity.
  19. Naturally, I could not work for a competitor for 6 months.
  20. You can be put on "Gardening Leave" (ie don't come to work) on full pay and you can be paid in lieu of notice and consultation periods. But if your company car is part of your contract of employment then you are entitled to personal use of the car for you notice period. I had my last company car for six month after I effectively had gone.
  21. England Vs New Zealand. I think.
  22. After a lot of prep the big gun has arrived and they are going to start pumping this evening. I just took this picture from Cable Gap a short while ago, if you look at the boat by the bow you can see she is one huge dredger.
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