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6th Sep 2021, 17:14
Replies: 44
Views: 17,952
Posted By Davidsa

Poole entrance

"an easy swim to the shore" Really??

Have you seen th currents through there?
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2021, 15:04
Replies: 1,249
Views: 73,501
Posted By Davidsa

Hire a battery pack?

Could there not be a system whereby battery packs and their fittings are standardized, and you drive into a "filling station" which is now a "charging staion", drop off your discharged battery and...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2021, 21:43
Replies: 14,650
Views: 2,325,031
Posted By Davidsa

I had a car like that (automatic) a while ago. ...

I had a car like that (automatic) a while ago.

It never worked properly.....

with the little lever on "D" for "Day" it went perfectly.
But with the lever on "N" for "Night" it wouldn't go at...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2021, 18:45
Replies: 28
Views: 3,358
Posted By Davidsa

Steam

It seems the old locos would have puffs of steam burbling out all over the place, particularly where 2 dissimilar metals were bolted or rivetted together.
And before there were silicone sealants to...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 10:15
Replies: 138
Views: 7,845
Posted By Davidsa

At the end of the day ...... it gets dark...

At the end of the day ...... it gets dark...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2020, 21:31
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Davidsa

Happy Christmas everybody and a better New...

Happy Christmas everybody

and a better New Year!

David
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Oct 2020, 21:45
Replies: 294
Views: 19,426
Posted By Davidsa

"I went......" in place of "I said"...

"I went......" in place of "I said" !!!
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2020, 22:21
Replies: 27
Views: 2,566
Posted By Davidsa

"Throat" refers to the way the halyards are/were...

"Throat" refers to the way the halyards are/were rigged on a gaff-rigged sailing boat - the halyard connected to the mast end of the gaff, the throat end - would traditionally runn down the left...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2020, 11:52
Replies: 27
Views: 2,566
Posted By Davidsa

Talking "There's no Red Port Left in the bottle it's all...

"There's no Red Port Left in the bottle it's all gone down my Throat"
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2020, 21:14
Replies: 92
Views: 7,133
Posted By Davidsa

Just a thought: If I owned a suitable (that is...

Just a thought:
If I owned a suitable (that is fairly substantial) boat would I be within my rights to chug across the channel and pick up a few (asylum-seeking) migrants at random from the French...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2020, 18:40
Replies: 62
Views: 5,241
Posted By Davidsa

"The Cruel Sea" of course. I've just...

"The Cruel Sea" of course. I've just re-discovered it. Besides being a great story it is very well written.

Also, a very different sort of book, and a fascinating read, R V Jones "Most Secret War".
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2020, 20:52
Replies: 17,467
Views: 1,976,420
Posted By Davidsa

Wink Is there a "Society for the Protection of...

Is there a "Society for the Protection of Virusess"?

Does not the British sense of fair play demand that there should be? :)
4th Mar 2020, 17:17
Replies: 43
Views: 13,746
Posted By Davidsa

In September 1980 (or it might have been 1981) I...

In September 1980 (or it might have been 1981) I came back from Mexico City on a PAA Tristar. The planned destination was LGW but in the event we diverted to LHR because of fog.

The flight in fact...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2020, 20:08
Replies: 1,051
Views: 211,211
Posted By Davidsa

I wasn't really thinking of tolls as such. ...

I wasn't really thinking of tolls as such.

My premise is that PERHAPS a very small addition to the VAT rate, imposed on every transaction:-

would add a neglible, thus painless, and largely...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2020, 14:51
Replies: 1,051
Views: 211,211
Posted By Davidsa

Having no knowledge of railways other than as an...

Having no knowledge of railways other than as an occasional passenger it seems to me that:-

We clearly do need to increase the capacity of the network, particularly in the North.

HS2 is indeed...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2019, 09:29
Replies: 74
Views: 9,902
Posted By Davidsa

I am pleased I caused so much entertainment!

I am pleased I caused so much entertainment!
26th Nov 2019, 10:57
Replies: 61
Views: 15,824
Posted By Davidsa

Excellent yarn indeed. Surprising that it hasn't...

Excellent yarn indeed. Surprising that it hasn't been filmed.

My father did speak about going to Iceland, but I don't know if hey actually went, or went ashore if they alighted there.

He did...
26th Nov 2019, 10:36
Replies: 61
Views: 15,824
Posted By Davidsa

Who would do the synch? Captain, engineer, or a...

Who would do the synch? Captain, engineer, or a joint effort? Presumably getting the synch right would make a 10 or 12 hour sortie a shade less unbearable.

Flying in WW2 aircraft generally could...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2019, 16:36
Replies: 74
Views: 9,902
Posted By Davidsa

My face is red! I have to plead guilty to...

My face is red! I have to plead guilty to failing to notice how I was spelling "flourescent". My (lame) excuse is that I've been baking bread recently and thus have had the word "flour" in my mind!...
24th Nov 2019, 20:03
Replies: 61
Views: 15,824
Posted By Davidsa

I've had another look at the lecture notes and...

I've had another look at the lecture notes and found some information about weight and range. Obviously a crucially important topic.
Speeds in knots:
AUW: 58000 lbs
Max Cruising speed/max...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2019, 19:27
Replies: 74
Views: 9,902
Posted By Davidsa

I'm afraid we have decided that discretion is the...

I'm afraid we have decided that discretion is the better part of valor and we are seeking professional (or semi professional) help.

We may even have - horror of horrors - to pay for it to be...
24th Nov 2019, 13:57
Replies: 61
Views: 15,824
Posted By Davidsa

So at the end of a 12 hour sortie they would be...

So at the end of a 12 hour sortie they would be down to the last few pints?
24th Nov 2019, 12:29
Replies: 61
Views: 15,824
Posted By Davidsa

Just out of curiosity, if desired could a fully...

Just out of curiosity, if desired could a fully fuelled Sunderland make it all the way to NE Canada or Bermuda from Pembroke Dock or Alness?

David
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2019, 12:16
Replies: 74
Views: 9,902
Posted By Davidsa

All in all there are convincing arguments for...

All in all there are convincing arguments for staying in bed!

But we are up now so can't really avoid having a go at it.

I will provide a report if we survive

David
PS yes, joking apart, we...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2019, 10:58
Replies: 74
Views: 9,902
Posted By Davidsa

I always wanted a prehensile tail ...

I always wanted a prehensile tail ...
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