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floydraser last won the day on March 20 2020

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  1. He's a very clever bloke, trained as a lawer I believe. I'm not saying he isn't funny or worthy of his celebrity status, I just think with the fishing thing it's like the same joke over and over; funny the first time. I wonder if he's ever caused the line to snap and the fish swims away with hook and line in it's mouth? It's what I was told may happen when started fishing if you weren't careful.
  2. It is a relaxing show to watch and we get to see some great locations but like all such shows, somethings start to get a bit predictable. Is anyone else finding Bob Mortimer acting like a three year old every time he catches a fish, a bit tiresome? This is the fourth series.
  3. I shot these (!) from my front garden during the Victory Show which takes place near the next village every year. A few years ago we were visiting Arundel Castle when I heard a merlin engine. As I went to the window to see the Spitfire the guide, an ageing local said, "We get sick hearing that bl**dy thing round here!"
  4. Won't the instructions blow out of your hand on the way down?
  5. This may be of some help but I'm no expert at all. On my boat (grp hull/wooden everything else) a previous owner was planning to fit a log burner. They lined an allocated area with some kind of heat resistant board, a bit like plasterboard, and behind the board is a layer of normal insulation as per your attic. They also cut a 7 inch diameter hole throught the teak deck for which they should hung by their private parts, but I try not to think about that.
  6. There's one for Broadsfilm; get round there quick before it's gone!
  7. and good luck with the project. Loads of experience around here to tap into but don't look at me, I'm only a beginner!
  8. I bid £5 out of interest but I got out bid and it sold for £6.
  9. I started a new contract with Virgin for broadband and two sim cards just over a month ago. All went well until they cocked up the use of a pac code to keep one of the numbers. In that short time I could write another book about how staggeringly awful, what they laughingly call "customer service" has turned out to be.
  10. In the name of perspective I should like to mention patio heaters, log burners, junk mail and disposable cleaning wipes probably contribute more to environmental degradation than boat engines, and we don't seem to give a monkey's about any of those.
  11. I get that completely. They can take their time and do a better job rather than rush it, and they in turn will be happy to deal with you again in the future.
  12. Clearly the company in the op acknowledges that mistakes and cock ups happen. Instead of an abrupt statement, a gentle heads-up may represent a hint at better customer service. Having made this acknowledgement, they have no excuse not to be ready for last minutes changes which, if they want the customer to go away leaving a return booking and a good review, they should carry out with good humour.
  13. Dreadful customer service. As you say, they should have done a lot more considering the amount you've paid already. Not very hospitable when you've travelled that far too.
  14. Difficult one but very interesting too. I've tried to decide what I would do. Mine has a good old thumper of a Thorneycroft/Fergy tractor engine which I would be sad to get rid of. However, at some stage we have to move with the times. The trouble is we seem to be in the middle of a dramatic, fast moving progression towards electric/hybrid power and this is reflected in the prices, and not helped by the shortages due to the pandemic. I would try and buy some time; go for a refurb of the old unit and plan for hybrid/electric/hydrogen/nuclear/krypton/photon/solar/clockwork power (you saw it here first) in the future.
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