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by ParaHandy
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: First bolt-on keel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

Re: First bolt-on keel?

AFAIK the first boat was a wooden one so who first came up with the idea of bolting a keel on the outside of a yacht? Obviously there have long been dagger, centre and lee-boards but which was the first yacht with no internal ballast and a keel bolted on? Ahh .. monsieur, je suis tells vous, oui? c...
by ParaHandy
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ma Status
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: your status ...

little boy blue wrote: the only problem is i`m not sure if you have been promoted


fer masel', ah did wonder whit MAG stood fer .. Manky Auld G**t? Nooo, if it hud been MAGG then ah'd nae hae ony doot; yon'd be Manky Auld Grey Goat?
by ParaHandy
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Technically enabled
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Re: in fact

Knowing how the auld goat likes to be upsides the latest gizmo, I bet he's wandered into some whitehaven shop and asked if they've got one of these new blue-tongue thingies and he axshally has been these last few weeks locked up in quarantine efter being chased by a defra geezer ... and the auld git...
by ParaHandy
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Technically enabled
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Technically enabled

I have a friend who is a complete clutz but although suffering grievous insults and traducing of my efforts I am still willing to help him out of the hole he's in (so we're told) in Whitehaven. Harrumph ... with the help of another friend who lent his Toshiba laptop some years ago, a navigation prog...
by ParaHandy
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Technically Disabled
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Re: Technically Disabled

"Swimming Pools and their contribution to the endangerment of the common hedgehog" The noble Lord Claysie has, typical, got the title of my learned paper which is due to be presented at the upcoming Fleetwood YC wrong! My research is to encourage hedgehogs to swim and replace depleted sto...
by ParaHandy
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How Silky is Silkie
Replies: 4
Views: 2304

Silkie wrote:Memories. <sigh>


and the breakfast .... ?!
by ParaHandy
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Guiness high
Replies: 3
Views: 10282

claymore wrote:Yer postcard jest arrived - yer deid.

wull ... it wusnae me that furst wus struck by ra likeness. not that ah'd staund ahent ma wimmen's skirts, mind!! but ah apologise oan behuf orra missus!
by ParaHandy
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Guiness high
Replies: 3
Views: 10282

Guiness high

wull ... he wus complaining that we'd nicked the azores high, but the bluidy thing's followed him orra way home. wid youse put it back, pls?
by ParaHandy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: From Santa Maria, Azores
Replies: 31
Views: 35769

there's a decent weather window GMDSS Metarea2 at 0900 this morning to 1200 tomorrow ACORES : West or Northwest 3 to 5, backing West or Southwest 4 to 6 later, and increasing 7 in far northwest at end. Gusts. Moderate locally rough in northeast. Showers locally thundery in northwest at end. 140m to...
by ParaHandy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: From Santa Maria, Azores
Replies: 31
Views: 35769

claymore wrote:If he comes in here - I'm aff


get some work done, ye auld goat ...

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