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by cpedw
Tue May 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 3998

Re: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges

I feel sure that there must be one at SAMS, the marine lab at Dunstaffnage, but a quick Google didn't find it.
Derek
by cpedw
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Do we think
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Do we think

Mebbe ... Some use AAs, some AAAs and some have USB charging plugs. If it's AA or AAA then simplest is to keep spare batteries. But if you've got a USB charging plug then chances are it's OK but I'd read the small print carefully for both items. They should both be nominally 5V but there can be exce...
by cpedw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Yacht Juma
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Yacht Juma

Is there any other research direction than Google?

Derek
by cpedw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad coincidence?
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Sad coincidence?

lady_stormrider wrote:At 3rd year at my school I struggled with English, French, German and Latin. German was the most technically difficult as it has male, female and neutral verbs

Are those not the nouns. And doesn't Latin do the same, only differently?

Derek (O level French, Latin [German failed])
by cpedw
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 2377

Re: I never realised

Aja wrote:Hope your well prepared for the final picture. It ain't pretty.

Donald
Thanks for that - I'll increase the therapy sessions then in readiness!
by cpedw
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Changes in Oban Bay?
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: Changes in Oban Bay?

Those new buoys are now in place. They are all lit and they flash sychronously. It's a bit Blackpool for my taste.

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 2377

Re: I never realised

Aja wrote:Is your mobile still the same ending 105?Donald
Another piece of the jigsaw clicks inconspicuously into place :twisted:
by cpedw
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 2377

Re: I never realised

Aja wrote:Ok. For the slow witted around here what is CLMA?

Donald
Clinical Laboratory Management Association? Or Craignish Lagoon Mooring Association.
by cpedw
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 2377

Re: I never realised

claymore wrote:According to the colourful comic that CLMA circulated yesterday.
It's taken me 24 hours to realise that CLMA isn't a dyslexic's version of CMAL :?

Derek
by cpedw
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 2377

Re: I never realised

Did they discuss distribution of the new guide at the meeting? They did distribute copies at the 28 March Oban Bay meeting and they said copies were going to Caledonian & Crinan canals and some local marinas. It has also been mentioned on the WHAM news but there's no sign of the new buoys in th...
by cpedw
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

Re: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock

Nick wrote:.... making sailing easier for the wealthy slack and casual.
Qualifying on at least 2 out of 3, I'll take that personally :nod:
by cpedw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad coincidence?
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Sad coincidence?

You can tell it's "avoid antifouling at all costs" time when I study the Deaths column of the Oban Times. Last Thursday's headlined with Nancy Black's death at 91. She founded, but hasn't run for a long time, the now-defunct chandlery in Oban. Further down the page the death is announced o...
by cpedw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)

Maybe HMRC think that you overpaid in previous years. Have you recently started claiming a bit of your partner's tax free allowance? Ash I don't think either of those applies. Interestingly, Jane (SWMBO to her friends) received a very similar Annual Summary. On reflection, it's just possible that o...
by cpedw
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)

You think wrong. Oh no I don't https://www.gov.uk/scottish-income-tax/2017-to-2018-tax-year gives Band . . . . . . . . . . . Taxable income . . . . Scottish tax rate Personal Allowance . . Up to £11,500 . . . . . . .0% Basic rate . . . . . . . . £11,501 to £43,000. . . 20% Higher rate . . . . . . ....
by cpedw
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)

I think the rate for 2017-18 was 20% up to 40k odd, and the same as rest of UK.

My puzzles are:
Why is Scottish tax more than I paid?
Why is Basic rate tax (which is same as Scottish) more than I paid?

I seem to be better off than I should be so perhaps I should stay quiet.

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