Sailabout

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  1. Sailabout

    Trimaran mooring system

    power is the issue to lift it out
  2. Sailabout

    Brexit, WTF

    what I am saying is the UK dont have the right to stop the people coming from other EU countries who, due to slack internal controls are a huge cost to the UK and one of the reasons the punters voted to leave. France calls it the honey pot, hence the queue at the channel tunnel. Brits are ferociously independent and free not having lived under dictators like the rest of the EU in the last 100 years. Free movement is all to do with the EU Perhaps the gestapo should run the UK for a while...papers please
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    Miami boat show will be short one Beneteau

    CE is not a class inspection its a design, so on some Mondays and some Fridays, it might not be the same as the rest of the week...
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    Brexit, WTF

    Re the immigration issue, the problem stems from the UK being the largest English speaking country in the EU, what happens is each EU country may well agree to settle x number of refugees or whatever you call them, who then migrate to the UK as they usually speak English and no rules/identity card etc in the UK so they know they can just walk in. Speaking English they will have a better chance at getting a job. Nothing the UK can do about it and nobody likes to keep the numbers but when they arrive in the UK, the UK is then obligated to house cloth and feed them it appears. Then all the relatives can fly in a live with them for free medical care. I dont know how the rest of the EU deals with this? Theres more, the UK has a deal where they do medical care for all Mariners, so ships load half dead and dying crew on board just to get to UK ports, call ambulance and go to hospital yet no bond from the ship required, so they are just left in the UK I assume? I had clients kids that used to say to me, grandad flying over in a few weeks, oh why, been on NHS waiting list for 2 years, now getting his new hip. Heard that far too many times. Does the UK even have passport exit checks yet??
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    Brexit, WTF

    you make it sound like nobody from outside the EU can trade with it Trump was talking about adding tariffs to EU cars, Junkers was in the USA the next day doing a deal.. UK runs a trade deficit on hard goods, there will be plenty of EU manufacturers making sure they dont lose that market More then one German politician and industrialist have mentioned its an important market
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    Brexit, WTF

    and tow England south to get better weather, then you have a winner Brexit=first into the lifeboat will survive....
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    Brexit, WTF

    if its north of the M25 then it can all go...
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    Brexit, WTF

    Lots of ways to beat the system, get girls pregnant then throw them out council has to keep finding them accommodation, then rent out the spare rooms be a refugee, get house and car, even if you claimed in another EU country, only one spouse claims then the other keeps the assets back in the home country. Tell the council you have a flat to rent to them because you feel sorry for refugees, BUT it will need some mods to make it to the standard, council will loan you you the money but not being in the banking business sort of forget to ask for it back, years later they will but by them you have 10 houses you rent to the council so just write the cheque. Then sell it to the tenant with the help of your mate the local bank manager knowing they cant really pay and a few years later, debt, repossession, you buy it from the bank BUT tell the council you wont kick out the now new council tenant BUT i need some money to update it so it complies and the cycle continues. UK is the wildwest.... How to never pay council tax...next installment Brits dont know half this stuff... go to a doctor or a hospital and what happens? All good you take your sons utility bill which has the same name, mohamed mohamed, and doc says great your a resident, saved me 2 pages of form filling. When you think about it rather then fix a hopeless system the Brits are just trying to stop people coming to take advantage. No wonder the French say its the honey pot the Brits created that causes the migrations. Still you can live ( if independently financial) in the UK and not exist which is a bonus, or just get your tenents to pay their rent overseas, just make sure your bank statement doesnt have an address in the EU and pull out the cash from cash machine with your foreign bank card.
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    Brexit, WTF

    perfect join NI with Scotland and repair the wall that is already there and leave them in the EU
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    Brexit, WTF

    Scots wanted independence, there's another problem that could be solved.. Shift a few people, rename a few places and everyone happy Hows the irony of the English causing all the problems yet everyone votes to stay with them?
  11. Sailabout

    Brexit, WTF

    no, but a freelance arms dealer, lol PS i think the Mexicans in TX would vote to keep it in the USA then again TX might go independent?? Probably more Mexicans in TX then people in NI. ( there's an idea, get Trump to put the invaders who will be catholic in NI to even the odds out then have another vote, 2 problems solved) Population of NI lost in Iraq war just to put it in perspective I have worked in UK and TX
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    Brexit, WTF

    the fight is /was between the the original Catholic inhabitants and the Protestants that England dumped there, how does that change with a hard border? NI exists because at the vote in 1922 the protestants had the majority in that region Canada and the USA have a hard porous border, whats the issue?
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    Brexit, WTF

    politicians own farms not fishing boats, simple deal, one swapped for the other
  14. Sailabout

    Miami boat show will be short one Beneteau

    i reckon seeing the damaged ones in the yard is better experience than 100,000 miles in calm water
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    Brexit, WTF

    NI is the problem, get rid of the problem that hamstrings all other deals.. There is either going to be a hard border between Ireland and NI or between NI and the England, Wales and Scotland or there will still be uncontrolled immigration. PS who would the civil war be between and for what reason
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    Brexit, WTF

    give Northern Ireland back to Ireland and all the problems go away it seems, then have a hard brexit and let the german business people help with a trade deal. Cant lose a trade dispute when you have a trade deficit.
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    Brexit, WTF

    the brits still have the attitude they can run the world hence free for everyone, just look at the NHS, no financial accounting anywhere, its just a gift from the heavens. Go into a hospital as a foreigner and say as much, the staff will say too hard do you have a relatives address we can use. Largest employer in the EU and each ward in each hospital is its own buying group, thats so efficient, NOT
  18. Sailabout

    the greatest

    Kees Bruynzeel's experiment Stormvogel wasnt it the first uldb , race records in just about every race there was back in the day then in a movie with some aussie chick ( and I have sailed on it)
  19. Sailabout

    Keel bolt maintenance.

    back in the day they used bronze studs, its still the correct method
  20. Sailabout

    Brexit, WTF

    problem is what have they prepared for? EEA countries seem to have free trade but they pay a fee to the EU for that How about Switzerland, in no mans land but seems to survive
  21. Sailabout

    Brexit, WTF

    please explain these large businesses that exist in the south? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_waste_dumping_by_the_'Ndrangheta https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/mafia-leader-found-after-15-years-on-the-run-464660 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/29/mafia-bosses-caught-police-raid-mountain-hideout your not a terrone yourself are you?
  22. Sailabout

    Brexit, WTF

    the definition of cocoa is where the issue is, which is under 1% of actual cocoa in cocoa butter ask any cocoa trader from wiki, the fat issue has a definition but the cocao does not. Definition Chocolate is a product based on cocoa solid or cocoa fat or both. The amount and types of cocoa solids and fat that the term implies is a matter of controversy. Manufacturers have an incentive to use the term for variations that are cheaper to produce, containing less cocoa and more cocoa substitutes. There has been disagreement in the EU about the definition of chocolate; this dispute covers several ingredients, including the types of fat used and the quantity of cocoa. In 1999, however, the EU resolved the fat issue by allowing up to 5% of chocolate's content to be one of 5 alternatives to cocoa butter: illipe oil, palm oil, sal, shea butter, kokum gurgi, or mango kernel oil.[19] A recent workaround has been to reduce the amount of cocoa butter in candy bars without using vegetable fats by adding polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR), which is an artificial castor oil-derived emulsifier that simulates the mouthfeel of fat. Up to 0.3% PGPR may be added to chocolate for this purpose.[20]
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    Brexit, WTF

    doing what besides stealing from the gov and each other? sinking ships with toxic cargo, people trafficking? The bosses living in chicken coops to evade arrest, its all over down south
  24. Sailabout

    Brexit, WTF

    the Brits having traded with the world for a very long time, will have their partners ready to go I am sure. The EU is a cartel for members, its not about free trade as each member has things to protect.
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    Brexit, WTF

    France doing better now ( not), here it was a few years ago https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269938/France-totally-bankrupt-jobs-minister-admits-concerns-grow-Hollandes-tax-spend-policies.html fuel will be free soon and wages going up, sounds like a socialist fix