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    The husband of a lady I'm a Primce's Trust...

    The husband of a lady I'm a Primce's Trust Business Mentor for is an electrician working for a big housebuilder. All he does every day is connect up distribution boards to meters. The plaster board...
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    We've a few members who also have Dam X suits and...

    We've a few members who also have Dam X suits and are very pleased with them. Only issue is that he will only fit pockets on the front of the thighs which can be a bit of a problem with RIB diving....
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    What I did was to make a cardboard template of...

    What I did was to make a cardboard template of the seat size and go around all the DIY barns and plumbing supply outlets until I found one which was a close match.
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    From where we live to the South Coast is a...

    From where we live to the South Coast is a 400-500 mile round trip. That's 80-100 in fuel plus 120 for the boat, 120 for B&B for two nights plus 60 for food - best part of 400 for 4 dives.

    In...
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    And it's increasingly looking like the end of...

    And it's increasingly looking like the end of diving for those of us who live a significant distance from the sea. Diving is becoming an activity restricted to the affluent or those fortunate enough...
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    It's not just the boat costs which are the...

    It's not just the boat costs which are the problem. For inland clubs the cost of getting to the sea is a major cost.
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    Got one of those.

    Got one of those.
  8. I remember a fascinating programme on Radio 4...

    I remember a fascinating programme on Radio 4 some years ago which had the interviewers like John Humphreys and Jeremy Paxman discussing who they liked and disliked interviewing. It was explained by...
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    I cut up our old oil tank using a metal cutting...

    I cut up our old oil tank using a metal cutting blade in a reciprocating saw. I was a wary of using my angle grinder because of the sparks it generates.
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    Dawn, is this session being recorded? We are away...

    Dawn, is this session being recorded? We are away in St.Lucia on that date and don't know if access will be possible but would like to participate.
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    I've still got my father's old Primus stove - it...

    I've still got my father's old Primus stove - it must be coming up to it's century now. Haven't used it for years though.
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    We make sure that general communications to all...

    We make sure that general communications to all club members are sent out as bcc's so that the full e-mail list is not easily available. We have also asked for each member's agreement that their...
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    To be fair, our practice used to offer excellent...

    To be fair, our practice used to offer excellent service but the senior partner retired and the service has gone downhill rapidly ever since. He had been my GP for over 30 years and we had a very...
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    You can't get into reception unless you have an...

    You can't get into reception unless you have an appointment. The doors are shut.
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    I've had similar problems with our GP practice....

    I've had similar problems with our GP practice. Got a call late on a Friday afternoon asking me to make an urgent appointment to speak to a GP about some possibly concerning results from my annual...
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    I 've fitted a bigger button over the integrated...

    I 've fitted a bigger button over the integrated one to get over this. A rubber hemispherical dome that I found in my odds and ends collection. I agree that it needs a more accessible button.
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    At Uni, we used tp spray them with liqiud air....

    At Uni, we used tp spray them with liqiud air. That was pretty effective.
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    I've got one of the ND Electracore vests. Like...

    I've got one of the ND Electracore vests. Like you I didn't fancy spending a huge amount for relatively few cold water dives. It has three elements at the back only with three different heat...
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    We were in Socorro towards the end of March....

    We were in Socorro towards the end of March. Given where it is, the trip is very weather dependent. We were lucky in that we had very calm conditions although currents were quite strong which had the...
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    Just received this offer to our club e-mail box ...

    Just received this offer to our club e-mail box

    Dear Friend,



    Hello, good day.
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    This would be enough to put most people off...

    This would be enough to put most people off cruise ships for life but Moss was the Cruise Director on the Silver Cloud cruise we did around the Arctic in 2019. A very nice guy.
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    Do you need a correction for reading or distance?...

    Do you need a correction for reading or distance? If reading, you can get stick on lenses which I used for a while until I bought a computer with larger numbers.
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    I used contacts for several years, as did my...

    I used contacts for several years, as did my wife. You need to be careful with steriising the contacts well after use but we never had any problems. With age, I lost my short-sightenedness and no...
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    Any fuel shortage near you?

    We are due to go on a Club dive to Swanage this weekend but there seems to be no Diesel available in the Bedford/Milton Keynes/Wellingborough area. While we have enough to get to Swanage, we don't...
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    I haven't dived Scapa since 1991 but then the...

    I haven't dived Scapa since 1991 but then the Inverlane was sticking well above the water. We used to do a night dive inside it. I remember one year that there were some odd-looking little fish in...
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