Tunnel Rat

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    Great Quotes

    "When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn’t a Jew. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.”. – Martin Niemoller, pastor and theologian, was arrested by the Gestapo and found guilty of high treason. It definitely still has resonance in this part of the world at the moment.
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    Lenord Cohen

    A flatmate stated "Leonard Cohen - music to slit your wrists to...."
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    2020 tropical storm season

    An unusual Cyclone landfall on the west coast of India. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52891883
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    Spending time in France etc.

    100% agree on picnicking. Marvellous food available. I would add the Pyrenees, the Loire and Brittany. Also keep off the major roads, enjoy the minor roads. You will stumble upon some beautiful places. I'm jealous!
  5. Recent IRC rating for an FT10 is 1.107. No modifications to my knowledge - not that this info helps with ORR.....
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    Sinkholes found Northern Lake Huron

    That article contains a lot of misleading information and confused reporting that is attempting to sensationalise an interesting subject.
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    [purple font] I find that slightly difficult to believe...……. [\purple font]
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    Captain Licence Course

    I have looked at doing an RYA course purely to have a certificate when chartering. That is the only reason that I can think of. …...and yes, I am sure I would be doing many things incorrectly in the eyes of an RYA instructor!
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    Point Break

    Wishing you well PB. I hope recovery is swift.
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    What's at your bird feeder?

    A couple of visitors that we get - Crested Bulbul and Fork Tailed Sunbird Mrs TR has got lots of good photos but I haven't got any of them here at work, hence stock images.
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    2020 tropical storm season

    Typhoon Vongfong is reducing in intensity due to interaction with Samar and Luzon. Gusting 115kts at landfall.
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    Trail Cameras Again

    ….made of rubber bands! It doesn't look as though he is really trying. I bet he could go a lot further if food or threat was involved.
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    On Sunday I made bagels from scratch for the first time. We had them, still hot, for lunch on the terrace with cream cheese, smoked salmon, mashed avacado and capers. Daughter went for avacado only.... I was happily impressed with the result.
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    Tiller steering, relocating traveler from stern rail.

    My last boat (24ft) had the traveller spanning the cockpit just in front of the tiller. It was very easy and instinctive to be playing the traveller while driving. It did divide up the cockpit, but it never occurred to me that it was inconvenient. I am amazed that your stern rail has survived with the traveller running along it. Especially given the sheeting angle that you have. I would have thought the rail would have bent a long time ago, although maybe you are not using much sheet tension. It is definitely a set-up that I would not like to race with.
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    Ice on Radar

    This interview (although almost 20 years old) seems to suggest that ice will show up on radar, but not very distinct. No idea if resolution would have improved or diminished since then.