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handy4454

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  • Birthday 08/07/1954

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    North Norfolk via Towcester
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    Pigeon shooting, clay shooting, vermin shooting with rimfire

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  1. Free to good home, a small chest freezer, full working order but not spotless externally, this has lived in my garage so the odd scuff and paint splash, I used it for dog food. Washed out when taken out of use and stood with the lid ajar to keep it aired, moving house in the next few weeks and now surplus to requirements, a shame to take it down to the tip.
  2. One of the safety boat outfits here in Wells had a landing craft, I think it was more of a novelty than a serious tool but I did some work on it for them when they had electrical problems, I can honestly say it is the most awkward thing I have ever worked on, it seemed like the engines which were two six cylinder Perkins had been bolted down then the deck laid on top leaving around two inches clearance. I did decline the offer of a trip out to sea on it.... You were twenty years ahead of me in HK, was there married accompanied for two and a half years and my daughter was born there in BM
  3. It was always reckoned that Ton class sweepers would roll on damp grass, bridge wing lookout was bad for the nerves in anything other than a flat calm, it seemed to take forever to roll from beam to beam. Biggest ships were Leander class frigates, different world, 270 crew rather than 32 and they expected you to wear uniform, sweepers rig of the day shorts tee shirt and flip flops........... good times.
  4. Small world matey, last time I played was also Hong Kong, HMS Monkton, 1980-82, happy days. 1980-82, happy days
  5. Same here with the bike insurance, if it's at home only covered in the garage. Another odd one is an Auto Sleeper camper, if it is parked at my home address it has to have an after market steering lock fitted, if it is parked round the corner or on site no Crooklok required. Apologies to OP for the slight wander off course, Atb Steve.
  6. Another thumbs up for turmeric and black pepper capsules, believe the pepper is there to help absorption. Have spent a lot of my working life crawling around in ships and boats and kneeling, a workmate commented on how much trouble I had standing up, he reckoned it was like watching his grandad before he took the capsules, told me to give them a try. A couple of years on my knees still stiffen up if cold and damp but much better ease of movement and very little pain, good result.
  7. Wanted, a skeet choke and a 1/4 choke for Browning 20 bore standard invector, anyone have spares or surplus no longer required?
  8. Or forgetting that you left a tin of Linklyfe bubbling away on the hob while you nipped out for a pint, other half home first, marked lack of understanding I thought...... For the younger user, in the days before O and X ring chains you lubed a chain by gently boiling in Linklyfe, a thick black grease. Atb S.
  9. Another thumbs up for the Quidenham Estate, our syndicate shot this at the end of June, no hospitality due to Covid but we all took a packed lunch, just like a shoot day. Atb Steve.
  10. Hi Terry where in Essex are you please?
  11. Several years ago worked the three shift routine, 6 to 2, 2 to 10, 10 to 6 and with that you can get into a routine, biggest problem that I had was indigestion due to eating at odd hours, the shift pattern you outlined looks like a nightmare to establish any sort of routine, stock up on Gaviscon and the best of luck! Atb S.
  12. Ex RN, last sea draft was an old Ton class minesweeper, it was reckoned that they would roll on damp grass and roll they did, from bridge wing to bridge wing. You do get used to it but you walk a bit strangely for the first few minutes ashore. Skipper and crew on the ferry look well up to the challenge. Atb Steve.
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