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Old 24th Feb 2015, 20:58
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Threads used to be limited to 100 posts, Danny pounced on em at 100 and snip! they were gone.

Summat to do with the server as was the later 10,000 limit
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 21:05
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Excellent result at the Emptyhead. Well done Barca.
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 21:11
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Buggah! forgot that was on, was watching Deadwood anyway.
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 21:44
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In December I received a book about knots.
Not proficient enough for shipboard work.
But I have started hanging up the green bottles; for the choir to sing about.
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 21:57
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My deceased brother was, when he was a youth, a scout (Baden Powell type).
He 'made' a knot which was a complete sphere (on the end of a string 'tail').
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 22:07
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A Turks Head?
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 22:17
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Originally Posted by tony draper
A Turks Head?
Yes:-
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 23:53
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Better get some shut eye. In 24 hours time I'll be in Russia....
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 23:58
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I have a feeling that in 24 hours Russia could be here.
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 00:06
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Better get that bitmap thingie sorted Mr. D. Most pic files are Jpeg.
Bitmap went out with steam powered hefalumps.
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 01:29
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Forgot to say, well done number two, now giz me whistle back.
Here ya go, Captain Draper, sir ...



... I've even made a nice, new lanyard for you.

He 'made' a knot which was a complete sphere (on the end of a string 'tail').
That's called a Monkey's Fist knot, like so ...



And a Turk's Head is like this ...



The Turk's Head is "hollow" and often used as woggles by scouts, and the Monkey's Fist is solid and was often used to add weight to a rope before throwing it.
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 04:13
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Morning folks. Buck's Fizz served in all bars for breakfast to celebrate our first day aboard. This will continue for 24 hrs to cater for all time zones. Visiting other shipmates time zones is encouraged.

My father in the UK seems to have stopped his roller coaster ride. Me thinks he will not pick up again. But, as the consultant said, 'He's a tough old bugger'.
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 04:47
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...did anyone remember Fluffy's cat food.


Hasn't he moved into LB #5 until Fluffy's done with the one in the chain locker?
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 04:57
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Permission to board? - sorry about running late
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 05:53
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Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night all
(that should cover everyone).

I must say I'm quite pleased with my new cabin.
Hope everybody else is as happy with their accommodation.

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Old 25th Feb 2015, 06:32
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Mine is similar, except the bed is on a rotating platform allowing it to be orientated using Feng Shui principles.
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 06:33
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Some bugger stole me Mars bar, it was the last
thing that I stowed in me kit bag and now its gone.... lookout !!
Fried it with bacon egg and a square slice for breakfast, Thanks
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 06:52
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Knots

Knot sure what this one is.Nice narrowboat fender though



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Old 25th Feb 2015, 06:57
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Morning all, the first of the next seven months voyage (about)

A beautiful, if breezy, morning. Very good vis for the morning and the Dark Continent clearly visible. This is very rare as it is usually an evening event.

Car serviced but has a problem with the Timing Chain, deferred, NSA.
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 07:02
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Morning peeps,bluish sky out there this morning,one is almost afraid to say tinternet seems ok this morning.
You appear to be skilled in that sort of work Madam Blue Diamond so one is considering giving you a break from the stout sail canvas underpants and knicker workshop this trip and setting you the task of knitting wooly covers for the anchors.

Victorian Sculpture,made by artists in flat caps wi feckin big hammers.
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