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by Windfinder
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Nationalise the RNLI?
Replies: 47
Views: 10372

Re: Eh?

Nick wrote:.
People seem to frequently complain that the RNLI is not state funded.

What people? I've never heard anyone say that . . .


Excellent, this topic is even more controversial than I thought!

:D
by Windfinder
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Nationalise the RNLI?
Replies: 47
Views: 10372

Nationalise the RNLI?

Let's have a heated debate. People seem to frequently complain that the RNLI is not state funded. It occurs to me this is fairly easy to resolve. The RNLI has a massive surplus of cash so Gordon could take it into state ownership, pocket a large wedge of cash to use for invading third world countrie...
by Windfinder
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lochranza Pontoons Open.
Replies: 33
Views: 9975

sahona wrote: They have obviously realised the difficulty some of us senoir sailers have lugging a rib and o/b back down to the wet stuff over the rocks.


Maybe that's it.
by Windfinder
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lochranza Pontoons Open.
Replies: 33
Views: 9975

Of course it can be used For thirty minutes! I can't eat and drink in thirty minutes! Few people can. For info, it's nicer on a mooring/anchor than it is on a pontoon. I'd agree. Which is why I'm unsure why they'd invest in a pontoon! All I can think is that they feel that slightly improved dinghy ...
by Windfinder
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lochranza Pontoons Open.
Replies: 33
Views: 9975

Wot a miserable shower you are! Here is a community doing its best to welcome Yotties & you are grumbling! I'm not grumbling. I'm just curious. If the good people of Loch Ranza had spent a fortune on a plastic statue of a cabbage in order to attract visitors I'd wonder why. Instead the good peo...
by Windfinder
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lochranza Pontoons Open.
Replies: 33
Views: 9975

Re: Lochranza Pontoons Open.

I can't imagine a few 30minute stays boosting the local economy much so hard to imagine why the people who funded it bothered.

Maybe the restrictions will be quietly ignored?
by Windfinder
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What charts north of Ardnamurchan?
Replies: 12
Views: 4325

Personally, I wouldn't get too hung up about the latest charts or pilot books. Wise words. I charter so tend to have up to date charts and new CCC & Martin Lawrence guides provided. However I always take my 1974 CCC Sailing Directions Blue Book and find it totally relevant. Frequently it contai...
by Windfinder
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Strangford Lough. New water turbine
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

claymore wrote:Hmmm
Not sure what to make of that....


Like a conversation with Ms Windfinder before a night out:

"You look fantastic in that dress."
"What's wrong with it?"
by Windfinder
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Strangford Lough. New water turbine
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

claymore wrote:Not in a Claymore methinks


Sadly not. You need a certain amount of class to sail a Claymore and I am lacking it!
by Windfinder
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wot now Skipper ? - No legal implications - for fun only
Replies: 24
Views: 6460

Silkie wrote:cannot be accurately judged from another boat anyway which is why we rely on relative bearing to judge if a collision risk exists.


Never been on a busy start line?
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wot now Skipper ? - No legal implications - for fun only
Replies: 24
Views: 6460

ash wrote:Ash


Ash on the burnt islands?
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Pontoons in the dark
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

Re: Fred Drift . . .

On the west where the mountains are sheer.
Empty Harbour and Sea, I hold dear.
Yet, outside my boat,
Remain a wild ginger folk.
Cumberland, you call that clear?


:lol:


Can anyone think of anything that rhymes with Culloden?

:lol:
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Penguins
Replies: 3
Views: 2784

Re: Penguins

spuddy wrote:Sorry about multiple postings today, the fit will pass, but No 2 son passed this on to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils_Olav



"On August 18, 2005, he was promoted to Colonel-in-Chief. He is the first penguin to hold this rank in the Norwegian army. "

ROTFLMAO!!!!

:lol:
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Strangford Lough. New water turbine
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

claymore wrote:Noo let me think - is West the Portaferry side or the Strangford side.....Jings - we touched double figures SOG through there


I was well into double figures SOG in the Solent this weekend and most of that was over the water.

:lol:
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Webcam arrested .. what did he do?
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: Webcam arrested .. what did he do?

Spill the beans!

Who is he, what did he do?

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