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1st ade

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    Scuba Diving
    Photography (both above and below water)
    Folk Music (Show of Hands)
    Engineering (Mechanical, electrical, electronic and web)

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  1. For the pedants I'll repost ([approximately] doubling the size of the original post) "I know someone who bought a brand new Ford Focus. Some days after he bought it a neighbour pointed out that the front and back number plates were different, the front one matching the tax disk. On examination by the owner, whilst the front number plate matched the logbook - the back one didn't!"
  2. Music in Pubs

    And no dwellings, proper pubs or mooring spots within about half a mile (so the sensible amongst us can't hear them...)
  3. I know someone who bought a brand new Ford Focus. Some days after he bought it a neighbour pointed out that whilst the front number plate matched the logbook - the back one didn't!
  4. Friday joke

    My friend has set up a new band called 1023MB. They haven't got a gig yet
  5. Passing Place in a Lock

    Possibly - but mainly that a model four inch head of water just won't make a six inch wide wooden gate seal properly. Magpie spent much of his childhood building model locks in our garden and I don't think any water ever went down the bywash - the lock gates leaked so much! It needed a garden hose to keep the top pound full enough for navigation and the locks, whilst great fun, were more "flash" in operation than would have been desirable in real life. Doubtless now that both of us have grown up (chronologically if not otherwise!) we could use modern materials, neoprene seals and O Rings together with some decent workmanship to get the thing vaguely watertight.
  6. Passing Place in a Lock

    And leaks don't scale well if "model" means "smaller scale version of"!
  7. More trouble - stop lever?

    Tony - many thanks for helping my younger brother to (once again) get his boat moving - I regret I can award only the one Greenie but if we get to meet; more substantial reward will be on offer...
  8. Paddle Gear - Bude Canal

    Rodd's bridge - I also have pictures of the Sea Lock and Marhamchurch Incline when I work out how to get them off my phone!
  9. I took advantage of a spare hour in Bude last week to walk from Bude Sea Lock up to the A39. I was slightly puzzled by the paddle gear on the first (non-sea) lock. The top ground paddles looked fairly conventional, albeit with a chain and wedge instead of a pawl. The bottom gate paddle had some sort of strange mechanism where the windlass sits. It appeared to be much more modern than the rest of the gear. Size converter? Ingenious anti-vandal device (on a lock that can't be reached by boat except with a trailer?)
  10. CRT licence argument

    Some years ago (but after the "thou shalt not pass on road fund to the next owner" shenanigans) I bought a car on the 30th September. Drove it home secure in the knowledge that I was "wrong" but had seen the seller post the transfer document in a post box after the last collection time - registered the vehicle to me on the 1st October. Legally wrong - yes. Morally....
  11. Friday joke

    Three servicemen are posed with a hypothetical question... what would they do if they found a scorpion in their tent? Squaddie: "Stamp on it with my boot, pick it up by the tail and throw it out!" Marine: "Stamp on it with my boot, cut the tail off and eat the rest." RAF Airman: "Phone room service and ask them what the hell a tent is doing in my room!"
  12. The Cash Economy

    A change in office location has made me appreciate this; that and the lowering of card limits to pennies (many places used to add 30p to card payment under about five quid) I used to buy coffee and lunch in the office. My new office has no canteen as it's near a major London Station. Filter Coffee and touch the card, repeat, then sandwich, crisps and a drink at a well known bakery chain, touch. It might be slightly more expensive than it used to be but boy, is it convenient!
  13. The Cash Economy

    But I have seen lockers that take card - the serious advantage (to me) is that there is no key to lose; they unlock only for the card that locked them. [The malicious would add they are obviously designed down to a price and would be a good way to skim many cards really, really quickly. A problem in lots of places, not just lockers]
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