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    Posted: 06 Feb 20 at 8:21pm
Beer mats on butts?

Time was every brand was lined up on the butts of dinghy botherers in the bar at Grafham water, we all thought they were very strange.

Don't see them much now, why is that I wonder, the Mrs refuse to sew them on for you these days is it?
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Kids these days don't patch worn out clothes, they buy new...
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Sorry Griff, don't get it ? Beer mats are card ?
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Beer towels.

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Not that sort of beer mat. These were larger things, akin to tea towels. The idea was to make the unsophisticated waterproofs of those days less prone to ripping and less skiddy on the boat. Think they're called bar towels these days.
https://www.pub-paraphernalia.com/barware/bar-towels/bar-towels.html
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Shorts are really cheap today, probably why you no longer see it.
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Every bar had them, you used it to wipe the bottom of your pint before taking it to the table they were everywhere no doubt dodgy dinghyists nicked them, I'm not even sure what they sewed them to, but it was some sort of 'badge of honour' shorts maybe, then the shorts over the wetsuit, (and they call kiters out for doing that these days). This particular memory dates back to '78. So I wonder what happened, they started jailing dinghyists ? Or they just stopped replacing them in sailing clubs.
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Probably hygiene regulations, only see metal and plastic drip trays now.
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Pubs still use them , they just donít put them on the bar anymore. 

I havenít seen them on sailing suits since the early 90s . There is just so much choice in sailing clothing these days, which wasnít the case in the 50s/60s and 70s, there is just no need to do it .
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Anybody remember the Alpha sails shiny stretchy all in one suits some wore back in the 80's?
Gary Langdown and Geoff used to have them when they sailed 505.
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