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Originally posted by G.R.F.

We know where that muddy creek with the occasional dust devil swirl of
breeze blows used MacDonald boxes into the foetid water where he (and
I use the term loosely) 'sails' in between banjo playing sessions.

Oh gosh, I'm worried now. Are you the butch one with the leather jerkin and hunting bow, or the scared one who had to climb up the cliff?

Still, rest assured you'll be squealing like a pig, boy, by half-way through the race, probably while trying to work out what the rudder's for.

[checks: this is in 'Banter' not "Dinghy Development"]

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Originally posted by G.R.F.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8

Hot dang, where'd you find that video of our Commodore and our Race Officer 'Blind Willy'? Course, he ain't really blind, jest his wi... - pardon me m'am, mixed compny.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 09 at 9:54pm
Better invest in some shades Hill Billy Boys...

Don't want you to burn your eyes on our moving....

Who'll park our truck down river?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Webmuppet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 09 at 10:00pm
Originally posted by G.R.F.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8


Just love that video clip - very nostalgic ! (Bit like South-East Kent meets North Kent)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 09 at 10:00pm
You did say 'in the river', mister? That's how we makes our harbours round these parts; y'all bin to Hoo Marina? [to be fair, you may have a point about the residents there]
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What a quality thread!!!   Keep it going!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 09 at 11:48pm
Originally posted by Doug.H

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Well doug, I'm sorry to hear about that (and the lack of essential
endowment common in Medway dwellers).

I do agree about the scenario if it is true, that no boat ever receiving a
bad review doesn't then help if a real gem happens along.

Has it always been the case that Jeremy Evans runs these tests?

He is a proper journo of real integrity, at least he was back in the day I'd
find it difficult to believe he'd be party to all that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NeilP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 09 at 8:44am
I've certainly never seen a boat get a bad review in Y&Y. They even gushed over the "new" Kestrel a few years back. Not that the Kestrel is an awful boat, just a bit ordinary, the Vauxhall Vectra of the sailing world. Y&Y absolutely loved it though. Nothing to do with the advertising revenue? No, I thought not...
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Maybe it is just that to sailing enthusiasts, a day on the water testing any boat is better than a day in the office proof reading, so they all get great reviews. As I'll be spending the day typesetting and proof reading, I can safely say I'd rather be testing. Even a Bosun would do!

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