The Q

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    Norfolk. The original one
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    Sailing, railway modelling, electronics

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  1. The Q

    Rule Changes, Episode 3

    Well I'm glad the non damage causing boats touching can be still exonorated, it's common in our waters, sailing just 6 inches apart is needed in our confined waters. One of the most common causes is when a motorboat goes past the other way, you can get washed together...
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    holy fuck... beirut

    The port of Beirut was first mentioned 1500BC yep 3500 years ago, so the housing down by the port would have been built many centuries before zoning laws. Even if there are any zoning laws, Lebanon is so corrupt a payment to the right place will get you anything. Excepting where some king had preferences, zoning laws are for most countries a modern invention, for instance in the UK the majority of the country didn't come under such laws till 1948. It's likely the houses by a working port are those of the poor, the wealthy will have moved out to the suburbs
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    Leebow one last time?

    I designed my small Mini keel boat with a fairly large keel for that reason. Many of our local designs have a surprisingly large keel, when you consider how much tacking we do. The worst I've done was a tack every minute or so for 5 hours going up river mostly with the tide...
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    Corona Virus

    I've just seen pictures of the machine for the new 90 minute tests, the journalists previous description of a laptop, in real life was more like an old fashioned luggable PC.
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    Corona Virus

    Not in the slightest, the surprise was they tried it...
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    Corona Virus

    When a UK supermarket chain tried That in the USA, the stores went bust, the locals kept going to McDonald's.
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    Corona Virus

    Actually that's what the UK government is trying to do, they've just handed out £50 vouchers for people to get their bicycles repaired. If you observe the blond haired one, what ever you think of his politics, he appears to be following his own advice and getting slimmer. I think frightened by his own experience of covid. Meanwhile it's just been announced a new large laptop sized machine is able to process covid swab tests in 90 minutes and is more accurate than previous tests while only needing a saliva sample, no more prods stuffed up your nose. It can also test for influenza. They are rolling them out to the NHS as fast as they can build them.
  8. Now for a racist comment.. Since when did you chaps, in the traitorous colonies, use proper grammar anyway. You speak in strange non English accents, spell in strange ways, following that improper "bible" Noah Webster.. As for now, I be orf, to make my breaky, TTFN.
  9. The Q

    Leebow one last time?

    Probably equating more bow wave and wake with higher speed.. while actually going slower..
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    Leebow one last time?

    Sailing on a river, With the tide (yes our river is tidal @ 19 miles inland by up to two mph incoming tide, 4 mph outgoing tide). Pinch a lot in the middle as the tide pushes you up, spend as much time as possible in the middle, quick tacks off the bank there's less tide there. Tacking against the tide, drop the nose a little, you want to cross the main tide in the middle fast, as you approach the bank, pull up, pinch and take a long slow tack, gaining windward distance. Tack, drop the nose, and get going fast again .... repeat... Noting if you get it right, if there is a sold vertical quay heading you can balance the wash off your bow, against the backwash off the quay, and hold it there longer.. Running , of course, close to the bank down against the tide, only cross the river if you have to. With the tide, near the middle but furthest away from any air interference from trees and houses on the bank.
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    Stable Centerboard Dingy

    Single or two or more person?
  12. The first 5 years of any new administration, is dealing with the economy left by the previous administration, only towards the end of the 5 years does the current admin, start seeing it's results..
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    The rise of the KAREN

    I can think of two similar events One a motorcycle speedway track ( that's a 400yard cinder oval surrounded by stands for the fans) had been open for 80years, it was out in the countryside, but houses have now been built nearby. They've now has limited hours and noise levels introduced by the local authorities. The other a smithy, a forge, it's only been on site for about 500years probably longer but that's how long records go back. They too have had new housing built nearby, and people have tried to close them down, they did get limited hours and noise levels enforced..
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    It's my world now...

    When I was a lad I served a term As office boy to an Attorney's firm. I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor, And I polished up the handle of the big front door. (He polished up the handle of the big front door.) I polished up that handle so carefully That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navy! (He polished up that handle so carefullee, That now he is the ruler of the Queen's Navee!) As office boy I made such a mark That they gave me the post of a junior clerk. I served the writs with a smile so bland, And I copied all the letters in a big round hand. (He copied all the letters in a big round hand.) I copied all the letters in a hand so free, That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee! (He copied all the letters in a hand so free, That now he is the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!) In serving writs I made such a name That an articled clerk I soon became; I wore clean collars and a brand-new suit For the passed examination at the Institute. (For the passed examination at the Institute.) That passed examination did so well for me, That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee! (That passed examination did so well for he, That now he is the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!)