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About SloopJohnB

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    Major Car Manufacturers Merger Renault and Ford have joined forces to create the perfect small car for women. Mixing the Renault 'Clio' and the Ford 'Taurus' they have designed the 'Clitaurus'. It comes in pink, and the average male car thief won't be able to find it, let alone turn it on - even if someone tells him where it is and how to do it. Rumour has it though, it can be a real bitch to start in the morning! Some have reported that on cold winter mornings, when you really need it, you can't get it to turn over. New models are initially fun to own, but very costly to maintain, and horribly expensive to get rid of. Used models may initially appear to have curb appeal and a low price, but eventually have an increased appetite for fuel, & the curb weight typically increases with age. Manufacturers are baffled as to how the size of the boot increases, but say that the paint may just make it LOOK bigger. This model is not expected to reach collector status. Most owners find it is best to lease one, and replace it when it becomes troublesome!
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    Prada Cup

    I glad of that otherwise it would be "Inside the Environment"
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    INEOS Team GB

    therefore faster.
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    and can I say it "Global Warming" oops "Climate Change"
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    and not a single molecule of silicone.
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    LONQR 2

    So have you guys got rid of those imperial spanners?
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    Friday Tension Gauges

    Cummingham and first reef "V" cleats
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    LONQR 2

    all depends whether its European, Asian or American.
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    IN THE FIFTIES Pasta was not eaten in Australia or N.Z. Curry was a surname. A takeaway was a mathematical problem. A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower. All potato crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not. Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding. Calamari was called squid and we used it as fish bait. A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining. Brown bread was something only poor people ate. Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking. Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green. Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold. Cubed sugar was regarded as posh. Fish didn't have fingers in those days. Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sashimi. None of us had ever heard of yoghurt. Healthy food consisted of anything edible. People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy. Indian restaurants were only found in India. Cooking outside was called camping. Seaweed was not a recognised food. "Kebab" was not even a word, never mind a food. Prunes were medicinal. Also Castor Oil and Cena Tea. Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed. Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing stock!! But the one thing that we never ever had on our table " Elbows or Phones".
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    INEOS Team GB

    Just need to bleed the system, just like the car brakes.
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    I agree, far better than VR, I use to participated 10 years ago, gave up when people start to use routing software, I was a "Seat of the Pants" sailor. I do come back now and then, membership has just expired.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    For the past umpteen years at this time I would tune in to watch the start, but this year I am painting the house, mowing the lawns, trimming the hedge, washing the cars.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    I heard 1 day 3 hours.
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    IOR landfills?

    I was involved with Paul during the design of the Magic Bus, it was drawn from dots of a another boat's IOR certificate, then it was pulled and push. I made several trips to the computer at the BNZ in Victoria Street (the computer used for NZ IOR certs) working on the minimizing "L".
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    My face has been a chopping board for the past 10 years, I had 48 stitches after one season. Been 4 times this year to the plastic surgery ward at Middlemore this year. Plus the odd freeze at the doc.