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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    In the west of Scotland for a couple of weeks, then off down the west coast of Ireland to meet up with family in Dingle. Open to suggestions, a very loose itinerary for a road trip..
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    So Dylan, I am staying in Tighnabruaich at the moment, went over to Tarbert today on the small ferry to do some walking. Have you been down this far yet? If not, you are in for a real treat...
  3. olaf hart

    Adam 10m

    You could email Graeme Radford, he worked with Joe Adams and took over the design office when Joe resigned. He has helped optimise a few 10’s in his time. probably still has the original lines, or could help turbo one, http://www.radford-yacht.com/ thinking about European designs, what about a Waarschip 1010, it probably has the same age allowance, has a cruising interior, and is about a ton lighter.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Lady Sutherland lived for a large part of her life in London, and her husband was the British Ambassador to france From Wikipedia Other interestsEdit Lady Sutherland twice raised a volunteer regiment, the "Sutherlandshire Fencibles", in 1779 and 1793, which was later deployed in suppressing Irish rebellion of 1798.[1] In 1790 her husband was appointed Ambassador to France and she accompanied him to Paris. She was able to witness the revolutionary events first-hand and wrote descriptions about the political turmoil in France at that time.[2] Lady Sutherland and her husband had difficulty obtaining permission to leave Paris and did not finally travel to London until 1792. During the 1790s, Lady Sutherland became a leading figure of the social season in London. Her dinner parties and balls were attended by royalty, nobility and leading politicians, both foreign and domestic. She and her husband became close friends with George Canning who considered her beautiful, intelligent, and charming - a view not shared by members of her own class and sex, who thought her overbearing.[2] When not in public, Lady Sutherland's interests included corresponding with Sir Walter Scott and, as she was a gifted artist, painting watercolour landscapes of the Sutherland coast and of Dunrobin Castle, among other subjects.[2] She was also an accomplished oil painter. She drew and etched a series of views in the Orkney Islands and north-east coast of Scotland, which were published between 1805 and 1807.[1] Lady Sutherland spent a lot of time raising her four children. She placed a special emphasis on maximising the wealth of her sons and (as was common at the time) obtaining the best possible marriages for her daughters. Eric Richards observes that she "dominated her sons and probably her husband as well".[2] Shortly before his death in July 1833, her husband was created Duke of Sutherland and Lady Sutherland became the Duchess of Sutherland. After her husband's death her Scottish estates were managed for her on her behalf. She died, aged seventy-three, on 29 January 1839 at Hamilton Place, Hyde Park, London. She was buried on 20 February 1839, with great pomp at Dornoch Cathedral, in Sutherland.[1][2] Her comital title passed to her eldest son, George.[1]
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    Marina Laundry

    I like the way people in the US leave their old boat stuff in the marina laundries, a sort of free exchange. It makes their laundries a bastion of politeness and civility.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    So, at the time the English were settling Tasmania, my ancestors were fighting them on the west coast of Ireland, and my wife’s ancestors were being forced by them from the Scottish Highlands. we were fighting the same people as the aboriginals, and incidentally the French were fighting the English at the same time too. And most of the people sent to Tasmania were convicts, members of the oppressed classes who had no say in the matter. how do you get from there to making us oppressors because we choose to live in Tasmania? thinking by demographic is intellectual lethargy. if you are interested in Tasmania I would recommend James Boyce’s book, Van Diemens Land as a good balanced researched history of this era. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/van-diemens-land-9781760640781
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    R2AK 2018

    Ronstan make a jib furler that looks a lot like that Harken one. RF1246
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Biological warfare has an illustrious history, dating back to the siege of Kaffa which is credited with introducing the Black Death to Europe. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/8/9/01-0536_article
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    Only In Australia

    Meanwhile, in Far East Australia... https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/auckland-transport-to-remove-giant-penises-around-potholes/news-story/229fd369d5e3cb775300785d282ca528
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    Which yacht is this?

    It’s french and it’s hard chine. my money is on ply...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Actually, you did. Most of the Aboriginal population who met D’Entrecasteau at Recherche Bay in 1792 were dead from disease when he returned in 1793. The English didn’t really manage a genocide either, although they tried. They marched right past most of the native people, who were too smart to be captured. Robertson rounded up a small group who agreed to be moved to the West Coast, then later to the Bass Strait islands and later to Oyster Cove, FKT’s neighbours. There are Aboriginal groups all over the island who show no allegiance to these “survivors”, it was an early example of fake news.
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    Brand new and totally ignorant

    Google B&D Workbox, I cant find an image that will copy, they are all ads, and tried a photo but it’s bigger then the crappy Imb limit so gave up.. If you ever come across one of these, grab it. B&D don’t make them any more, I replaced the chipboard top with a solid wood one. great for woodwork, and I have a small clamp on vise for metal work.
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    E-nav on the cheap

    Just download the maps on Navionics and your IPad or android is a stand alone plotter. you need a GPS model, and it helps to have occasional wifi to upgrade the maps. lately the navionics has been trying to get me permanently on line, I just ignore it. It seems to be since Garmin bought them out. a few weeks ago I picked up a new Lenovo 7” tablet without a phone function but with an onboard GPS for $40 on sale, added navionics for $20, have a dedicated plotter for the boat for peanuts.
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    Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

    They can both fuck off as far as I am concerned. wood chips are a waste of good hardwood farmed salmon tastes crap after you have eaten a proper wild salmon, and the farms have really messed up the upper channel ecosystem, did you know it takes over three weeks for the channel from Gordon to Dennes Point to flush? I am not a fan of fish farms in enclosed waters ...
  15. It’s obviously an electric head, that’s what they do...