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Postby Silkie » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:54 pm

Number 1

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Don't know for sure but probably original, hence 35 years old, and still in first class order throughout (like myself - apart from the age) along with the other half-dozen examples aboard.

Could such a machine be improved or is it practically perfect in every way?
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Postby claymore » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:44 pm

Hmm
Well - if this is about fitness for purpose then probably not. If, however we factor in the human element - bearing in mind it was designed for use by such beasts then perhaps it could have been improved for those of us with stumpy fingers, particularly when cold.
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Postby AlbertRoss » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:59 pm

I have several on board and all have the 'piston' with a small 'eye' whereby a loop of small stuff makes opening the shackle dead easy - so there is hope Claymore.
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Postby skeg » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:26 pm

I've been piston by someone with a small eye, but I'm trying to forget about it.

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Postby Silkie » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:33 pm

:go_on

(You hardly have to think at all with such a wide range of emoticons.)
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Postby bilbo » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:33 pm

Don't know for sure but probably original, hence 35 years old,


I suppose they're like your sails, then..... :cheers


FWIW, I had about a dozen of these, unused, and forwarded them to a certain AndrewGordonBennet of Anitherplace. Maybe I still have one or two of 'em lying around, but they're big, but. East Coast Bawley sized.....

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Postby Silkie » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:48 am

Bloomin' cheek! They may not be in the first flush of youth but there's thousands of miles left in those fine sails I'll have you know sir.
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Postby bilbo » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:58 am

Aye! it's a wheen o' years since I was last in 'the first flush of youth'. But I can still remember her, but.

And ah didnae need ony o' yon 'artificial aids' like Links and Auld Mice, neither!

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