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by Little Five
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: possible pirate action on this site?
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

possible pirate action on this site?

Please excuse this if I am behind the times but the "New" boat advertising section appears to have boarded by pirates and not looking to sell a boat.
by Little Five
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: a "turn" after dinner
Replies: 7
Views: 3378

Re: a "turn" after dinner

devoid as I am of musical ability, talent, or even bravado, can anyone suggest what might be acceptable as a "turn" after dinner at an approaching private dinner in Scotland, please ? A recital of The Boy stood on the Burning Deck ? A selection of verses from Omar Kayham ? A monologue fro...
by Little Five
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New RYA Scotland website
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: New RYA Scotland website

seems fine ( especially if you are a twittering dinghy sailor :umbrella: ) It would appear that the RYA is on a drive to recruit youngsters in Scotland. No bad thing in the long run but there are a huge number of cruisers in Scottish waters, so they should also target them but to what benefit to th...
by Little Five
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA responds to proposed modernisation of the Coastguard
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: RYA responds to proposed modernisation of the Coastguard

There is definitely some benefit to integrating all the "blue light" services (police, ambulance, fire, coastguard) where some real benefits of scale should be possible. Unfortunately in the UK this usually results in a couple of layers of unnecessary bureaucrats, some target based report...
by Little Five
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: sign of the times ?????
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Re: sign of the times ?????

I went to my local chandler yesterday which is based in Malahide marina. The shelves were not bare but very skimpy and they don't seem to do joined up thinking when ordering,e.g. no backing pads for anodes, no disposable suits for antifoul painting and a rubbish range of wet and dry etc. Ok, so ther...

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