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So  are the early weather predictions saying we iwill be on record pace again this year ? 

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what's the expectation for fleet numbers for the 76th? A lull in the numbers after the success of the 75th?

Do you think Richo will have learnt from what happened in the 75th or will his arrogance continue for this edition ?

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22 hours ago, dachopper said:

Gents..... It's that time again :)

How's the weather shaping up?

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8 hours ago, SPORTSCAR said:

How's the weather shaping up?

Cloudy with a chance of sunfish.  There will probably be a southerly.

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15 hours ago, PIL66 - XL2 said:

Affirmative.... I'm entered 

I vaguely recall that we had some sort of bet or challenge on. So if you are going to enter your multi in the 2h division, I better enter my $80k racer as well.

 

Don't forget to stick this sign in your cockpit

 

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On 10/30/2019 at 12:40 AM, dachopper said:

I hear Warro is back this year.... meaning next year .... bring back the "thing"

:)

So warro is going with scallywag according to wittes interview the other day

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12 hours ago, huwp said:

So warro is going with scallywag according to wittes interview the other day

The leg that Wharro did with Scallywags was the only leg that they won

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19 hours ago, Couta said:

^^^^^^ I predict .....sunfish!

Don't mention that to Recliner, he starts to shake at the mere mention of the vile creatures. And so does his insurer.

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Recliners last words to me about this year sounded alot like Bullwinkle the moose...."This time fur sure...."

 

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Awesome 13 months discussing Maxies then bitching about the tv coverage only following the maxies.  

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 2020 sees the advent of the mixed gender two-handed Hobart race with some duos already announcing their intent. Multis still on hold.

How's the weather looking? After several years of reasonably benign conditions, when will the excrement once more strike the rapidly rotating blades?

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Ask the Indian dipole

it seems to have most say.

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2 hours ago, SPORTSCAR said:

 2020 sees the advent of the mixed gender two-handed Hobart race with some duos already announcing their intent.

In this politically correct world we live in, how can we have a two handed mixed gender crew? It should be 3, 4 or 5 handed (Lost track of how many genders there are in this supposed non-binary world)

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On 10/29/2019 at 8:28 AM, DickDastardly said:

Cloudy with a chance of sunfish.  There will probably be a southerly.

Lots of sunfish last year. We saw three and actually hit another. First time for everything, I guess.

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40 minutes ago, The Dark Knight said:

In this politically correct world we live in, how can we have a two handed mixed gender crew? It should be 3, 4 or 5 handed (Lost track of how many genders there are in this supposed non-binary world)

Sex, or gender? I'm so confused.

Criteria should be 'can the crew make a baby'

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52 minutes ago, duncan (the other one) said:

Lots of sunfish last year. We saw three and actually hit another. First time for everything, I guess.

Obviously you were going too fast!

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On 10/29/2019 at 7:28 AM, DickDastardly said:

Cloudy with a chance of sunfish.  There will probably be a southerly.

What do you mean, we now have a generation of sailors that think Hobart is a downwind race in warm weather

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55 minutes ago, duncan (the other one) said:

Sex, or gender? I'm so confused.

Criteria should be 'can the crew make a baby'

Quote of the year really!

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1 hour ago, duncan (the other one) said:

Sex, or gender? I'm so confused.

Criteria should be 'can the crew make a baby'

don't ruin the fantasy

 

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My prediction is that DaChopper and DouG Lord end up murdering each other in a foil fueled love battle before the race even starts. 

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Any truth to the rumor that the TP's will get their own start line and jury?

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On 1/5/2020 at 3:37 PM, duncan (the other one) said:

Lots of sunfish last year. We saw three and actually hit another. First time for everything, I guess.

They are good eating I hear. Their are some funny lookin critters out there at that time of year- nothing but a big head. Some odd looking fish as well.

 

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Time were really pissed off about having to bin 10 000 copies of the mag they had ready to go. Maybe next year.

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3 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Any truth to the rumor that the TP's will get their own start line and jury?

Only one's from QLD, separate start line 500m closer to the heads and starting 10min before the remainder of the fleet just to be safe.

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13 hours ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Only one's from QLD, separate start line 500m closer to the heads and starting 10min before the remainder of the fleet just to be safe.

But they have to start on Port, right? 

No port's left, right?

Port, the other starboard

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And I was trying to do serious work this morning

you owe me a coffee and a new keyboard for that one GF

Gold!!

 

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44 minutes ago, SPORTSCAR said:

But they have to start on Port, right? 

No port's left, right?

Port, the other starboard

Don't you know that in QLD, Port is the new Starboard.

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NSW police rejected my application for a bit of space on New Beach Rd this year due to the size of my sandwich board, It was deemed to be a hindrance to pedestrian traffic

So I’m downscaling for this year and focusing on one of the most coveted possessions in Australian Sailing...the junkets lanyard.

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On 1/5/2020 at 4:38 PM, duncan (the other one) said:

Sex, or gender? I'm so confused.

Criteria should be 'can the crew make a baby'

Shouldn't that be Cliteria?

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So is anyone willing to speculate as to what shape the 2020 S2H will be in?

Presumably social distancing restrictions will be eased by then, so maybe fully crewed boat can sail. Pre and post race gathering will possibly still face restrictions so maybe the CYCA might be forced to restrict the number of entries?

Boats that had planned to enter this year might skip it due to the lack of crew training time or just to be cautious?

Two handed division might perhaps get extra entries? and maybe the CYCA will introduce a 4 crew plus A/P crewing option (like ORCV has)?

 

Any thoughts?

Oh yeah, what is the forecast?  

 

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Be all good, cross the finish line then have to serve out a 14 day in Quarantine Bay on Bruny.

Just like the Spanish flu quarantine in 1919.

Kept it out of Hobart until a Hobart publican's daughter contracted it and it spread in town.

Wonder what she was doing?

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Wild Oats vs Blackjack for Line Honors and Ichi Ban handicap. Weather downhill start first night turning South West next morning. Light patches across Bass Strait before a strengthening Southerly approaching Tasman Island. :D

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What is the Sunfish forecast?

 

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12 hours ago, DtM said:

What is the Sunfish forecast?

 

and are we entering in the two handed multi division...?

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13 hours ago, DtM said:

What is the Sunfish forecast?

 

Dangerous

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14 hours ago, DtM said:

What is the Sunfish forecast?

 

 

1 hour ago, Rawhide said:

Dangerous

It’s my understanding that the federal government is setting up a education program to teach the Sunfish about social distancing. If poor old hoppy was still around there would even be money in the pot for his campaign, I mean his environmental project to save the whales as the Sunfish would fall into the same category I’m told. 

 

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2 hours ago, PIL66 - XL2 said:

and are we entering in the two handed multi division...?

We certainly are. Will the work on XL2 be finished in time or should we charter that boat that is rotting away in Qld (shhhh) ?

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5 hours ago, Controversial_posts said:

How many international boats or crew going to be willing to come weeks early for the quarantine?

Just soft these days.

About 1982, Apollo (the little one) cleared in Sydney Heads late on Christmas Day from Hawaii.

Made the start on Boxing Day no problem.

 

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51 minutes ago, pulpit said:

 

It’s my understanding that the federal government is setting up a education program to teach the Sunfish about social distancing. If poor old hoppy was still around there would even be money in the pot for his campaign, I mean his environmental project to save the whales as the Sunfish would fall into the same category I’m told. 

 

Pulpit 

 

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That is Wharro on the right isn't it!

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Nah,  if it was Wharro,  you'd see the (keel shaped) bruise on the fish!

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20 minutes ago, TUBBY said:

Nah,  if it was Wharro,  you'd see the (keel shaped) bruise on the fish!

it is on the other side of the fish

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On 4/26/2020 at 11:29 AM, lydia said:

Be all good, cross the finish line then have to serve out a 14 day in Quarantine Bay on Bruny.

Just like the Spanish flu quarantine in 1919.

Kept it out of Hobart until a Hobart publican's daughter contracted it and it spread in town.

Wonder what she was doing?

Pretty obvious what she was doing. Spreading.

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On 10/31/2019 at 6:16 PM, huwp said:

So warro is going with scallywag according to wittes interview the other day

So there's third over the line sorted...

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On 4/25/2020 at 12:24 PM, The Dark Knight said:

Any thoughts?

Yeah. You won't be competing but you'll still be here posting shit relentlessly.

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4 minutes ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Yeah. You won't be competing but you'll still be here posting shit relentlessly.

so, business as usual.

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Most likely the least entries for the Hobart this year if COVID-19 hits many of the owners wallets? Or it could be big with many looking at a few days isolation on a yacht sailing down the cost, across bass strait and storm bay with a beer at the Custom's House on arrival? What's your tip?

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Witty having a chat. Was this the interview that was being referred to above? 

 

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12 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Most likely the least entries for the Hobart this year if COVID-19 hits many of the owners wallets? Or it could be big with many looking at a few days isolation on a yacht sailing down the cost, across bass strait and storm bay with a beer at the Custom's House on arrival? What's your tip?

Social Distancing at the Customs House, now there's a challenge.

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18 minutes ago, SPORTSCAR said:

Social Distancing at the Customs House, now there's a challenge.

Only after the Hobart. It's usually one of the quieter bars on the waterfront. 

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One scenario to ponder..

  • no international travel - so no big-$ campaigns coming in
  • no fly-in pros

Might be a good thing... though with the current trajectory, we'll probably get all the Kiwi's who can't make it to the US or Europe.

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On 4/27/2020 at 7:36 AM, PIL66 - XL2 said:

and are we entering in the two handed multi division...?

You could enter as two single handed entries. Just paint one hull a different colour so we can tell who is which. Or which is who...ferk I jutht thprained my tonge. 

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Airlie beach race week might be a two handed regatta if the restrictions are still in place. Ox and I are talking about doing on my boat but I don’t think that will work with both of us being such lazy cunts.

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The borders will be open by December but it won’t matter, the cure has been found: Wrap yourself in an Australian Flag & vote One Nation & the Rona can’t get you. 

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5 minutes ago, Flippin Out said:

Very sad news to hear the passing of "GA", one of the good guys who will be sadly missed. Fair winds mate.

https://syc.com.au/syc-bids-farewell-graeme-ainley/

Incredibly sad to lose GA, as you so rightly have written FO, one of the genuinely good guys who gave so much to our sport .

Remembering his infamous speech at his 50th when he stood on a table near the BBQs at the old club house and proudly exclaimed to the gathering of crew mates, Club dignitaries and general riff raff who were all giving him grief about his age: "On the occasion of my 50th I have only one thing to say, you can all get fucked" 

Sail on GA. Great sailor, great bloke.

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So sad to hear about GA

 

One of the great ones

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Met him a number of times in Hobart,  ALL of the memories very hazy!

One of the good guys,  and could he throw a boat party,

Always hurts to lose someone like that.

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GA was a great Club Man that made a difference. The sport is more than just sailing and from competitor to organiser and administrator at every level he contributed. It's a bugger that circumstances don't permit a proper send off..but as the note says, that'll happen when it can.

 

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On 1/5/2020 at 4:38 PM, duncan (the other one) said:

Sex, or gender? I'm so confused.

Criteria should be 'can the crew make a baby'

Duncan, last I checked you need 2 to make a baby. Maybe things have changed??

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Looks like no Hobart at this stage unless you finish and return to the mainland.

Or the whole fleet quarantines down the Channel for 14 days.

Hard border in place at least to October at this time.

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8 minutes ago, lydia said:

Looks like no Hobart at this stage unless you finish and return to the mainland.

Or the whole fleet quarantines down the Channel for 14 days.

Hard border in place at least to October at this time.

 The other issue is the social distancing requirements, I reckon that the two handed division might be the only division which is able to comply (1.5m separation and 4sqm per person per yacht)!

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1 hour ago, lydia said:

Looks like no Hobart at this stage unless you finish and return to the mainland.

Or the whole fleet quarantines down the Channel for 14 days.

Hard border in place at least to October at this time.

But plans to move the Sydney to Gold Coast race to October could be a winner. Going north at that time of year sounds very bloody pleasant!

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I heard the S2H race is going to use the outer mark of the finish line as a rounding mark for the S2H2S race.  Start and finish in the harbour, scallop pies trucked to the CYCA to make the sailors feel at home after they finish.

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6 hours ago, Chucky said:

 The other issue is the social distancing requirements, I reckon that the two handed division might be the only division which is able to comply (1.5m separation and 4sqm per person per yacht)!

You forgot the OTHER premier division Chucky. The multihull division kills it for social distancing and 4Sqm per person! :lol:

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9 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

But plans to move the Sydney to Gold Coast race to October could be a winner. Going north at that time of year sounds very bloody pleasant!

Hmmmm.  Maybe but that’s max sea breeze season so a high probability of extended Railmeat action. 

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6 hours ago, DickDastardly said:

Hmmmm.  Maybe but that’s max sea breeze season so a high probability of extended Railmeat action. 

I’ll take high side rail meat in shorts over low side railmeat in two sets of thermals, boots, bear suit, fleece jacket, hand warmers, hot water bottle, scarf, ski gloves and Nana’s tea cosy.

 

Those 2 am watches are bollocks!

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16 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

But plans to move the Sydney to Gold Coast race to October could be a winner. Going north at that time of year sounds very bloody pleasant!

Could be tricky with QLD not sounding too keen on opening their borders until after October.

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59 minutes ago, Jason AUS said:

I’ll take high side rail meat in shorts over low side railmeat in two sets of thermals, boots, bear suit, fleece jacket, hand warmers, hot water bottle, scarf, ski gloves and Nana’s tea cosy.

 

Those 2 am watches are bollocks!

DD is right, this could be your day!

1000 - 1200 building seabreeze. 6-15 knots

1200 --1500 developed seabreeze 15 - 25 knots

1500 - 1900 full seabreeze 25 knots

1900- 2100 decreasing seabreeze 15 knots

2100 - 0000 nothing with leftover slop

0000- 0300 still nothing

0300 - 0500  cold air drainage at under 10 knots

0500 - 0800 everyone has the shits by now

0800 - 1000 waiting for seabreeze under 5 knots

next day press play and repeat.

and don't forget the set.

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On 5/18/2020 at 12:37 PM, Chucky said:

 The other issue is the social distancing requirements, I reckon that the two handed division might be the only division which is able to comply (1.5m separation and 4sqm per person per yacht)!

Perhaps the CYCA should take a leaf out of the ORCV’s book and allow 4 crew plus Autopilot. 

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12 hours ago, Gorn FRANTIC!! said:

Could be tricky with QLD not sounding too keen on opening their borders until after October.

Election Month. We’ll be open! 

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15 hours ago, lydia said:

DD is right, this could be your day!

1000 - 1200 building seabreeze. 6-15 knots

1200 --1500 developed seabreeze 15 - 25 knots

1500 - 1900 full seabreeze 25 knots

1900- 2100 decreasing seabreeze 15 knots

2100 - 0000 nothing with leftover slop

0000- 0300 still nothing

0300 - 0500  cold air drainage at under 10 knots

0500 - 0800 everyone has the shits by now

0800 - 1000 waiting for seabreeze under 5 knots

next day press play and repeat.

and don't forget the set.

Can't wait...

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16 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

I’ll take high side rail meat in shorts over low side railmeat in two sets of thermals, boots, bear suit, fleece jacket, hand warmers, hot water bottle, scarf, ski gloves and Nana’s tea cosy.

 

Those 2 am watches are bollocks!

character building is always good.

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On 5/19/2020 at 7:46 AM, lydia said:

DD is right, this could be your day!

1000 - 1200 building seabreeze. 6-15 knots

1200 --1500 developed seabreeze 15 - 25 knots

1500 - 1900 full seabreeze 25 knots

1900- 2100 decreasing seabreeze 15 knots

2100 - 0000 nothing with leftover slop

0000- 0300 still nothing

0300 - 0500  cold air drainage at under 10 knots

0500 - 0800 everyone has the shits by now

0800 - 1000 waiting for seabreeze under 5 knots

next day press play and repeat.

and don't forget the set.

Sounds just like the last Pittwater 2 Paradise when you put it like that :(

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And don't forget the Smokey Cape evening park up or the Ballina slops.

Sorry Jas!

A nice October cold front is looking rather attractive.

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6 hours ago, lydia said:

And don't forget the Smokey Cape evening park up or the Ballina slops.

Sorry Jas!

A nice October cold front is looking rather attractive.

Except for the hairdryer norwester beforehand...

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On 5/19/2020 at 7:46 AM, lydia said:

DD is right, this could be your day!

1000 - 1200 building seabreeze. 6-15 knots

1200 --1500 developed seabreeze 15 - 25 knots

1500 - 1900 full seabreeze 25 knots

1900- 2100 decreasing seabreeze 15 knots

2100 - 0000 nothing with leftover slop

0000- 0300 still nothing

0300 - 0500  cold air drainage at under 10 knots

0500 - 0800 everyone has the shits by now

0800 - 1000 waiting for seabreeze under 5 knots

next day press play and repeat.

and don't forget the set.

Nahhhh, with Global Warming the cold drainage patterns have been declared illegal!  Not to mention the warm prefrontal NW followed by 100 kts SW going W as one turned the corner ... never again .... we'll wear mankinis and jandles (I hestitate to use the Aus vernacular for the footwear in case the metaphor gets mixed) from hereon .... until we get The Big One.

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6 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

Cleaning work is beneath a millennial.

I mean fancy being asked to work extra hours for the extra money your employer is giving you. She’s lucky to have a job, let alone a job in pub right now. 

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18 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

Cleaning work is beneath a millennial.

Here's your big opportunity then, you should take the job and then in 12 months time you'll probably have enough to pay for half the toilet seat for the new boat you're never going to buy.

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