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    Only in Scotland. The English one is at the end...

    Only in Scotland. The English one is at the end of the month.
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    By the time it takes to take dry gloves off and...

    By the time it takes to take dry gloves off and and unfasten the warm collar and find the neck seal, you would probably be at the surface. Flicking a locking cuff dump open and putting your arm up is...
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    As I said earlier, that's easy with neoprene...

    As I said earlier, that's easy with neoprene neckseals but not with latex, especially as with my wife's suit when it had a neoprene collar over the latex seal for warmth.

    My wife has a Waterproof...
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    I don't know how the brakes on the Transit work...

    I don't know how the brakes on the Transit work but my cars have simply activated the same piston as the footbrake. Can you try getting someone to put their foot on the footbrake while it is jacked...
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    I've had the same problem with autodumps. Duck...

    I've had the same problem with autodumps. Duck tape on the suit underneath the valve fixes it.
  6. There were lionfish around the Zenobia when I...

    There were lionfish around the Zenobia when I dived it.
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    Venting via cuffs is not an option with dry...

    Venting via cuffs is not an option with dry gloves.
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    I can definitely recommend the Northern Diver...

    I can definitely recommend the Northern Diver lockable cuff dump. To prevent the problems that Woz refers to, simply put a bit of Duck Tape on the suit under the valve.

    My wife's suit had a warm...
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    My wife had a fast ascent a few years ago due to...

    My wife had a fast ascent a few years ago due to a dump valve fail but this was due to a bit of plastic breaking off inside and jamming it. I've since put cuff dumps on both our suits as a backup....
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    To Boris or Dilyn?

    To Boris or Dilyn?
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    The problem with PR is that it often results in...

    The problem with PR is that it often results in multi-party coalitions in which the small parties weild far more power than their level of support justifies. you only have to look at Israel to see...
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    Our nephew, who is a keen conservationist worked...

    Our nephew, who is a keen conservationist worked as press officer for the Green Party HQ for several months after several years at the BMA. He left, totally disillusioned at the in-fighting,...
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    When limiting Family Benefit to two children was...

    When limiting Family Benefit to two children was proposed, there was an outcry from the Islamic community who claimed it was Islamophobic. The spokesman pointed out that the average family size of...
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    Was it Roger Webber?

    Was it Roger Webber?
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    Damned if I can remember his surname. Yes it was...

    Damned if I can remember his surname. Yes it was Excalibur and not the best boat that I 've dived from.
  16. Thread: Jabbed?

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    Is it not likely to prolong the pandemic though...

    Is it not likely to prolong the pandemic though and also make it more likely that variants will emerge?
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    Thresher shark seen off Rathlin. Scroll down for...

    Thresher shark seen off Rathlin. Scroll down for the photos

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57962485
  18. These really are great photos Dawn. Thanks for...

    These really are great photos Dawn. Thanks for posting.
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    They were grenades which were close quarters...

    They were grenades which were close quarters anti-personnel weapons. The grenadiers (which is where the name comes from) would be stationed in the rigging and threw them at personnel on the other...
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    We had a belated small family gathering to...

    We had a belated small family gathering to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. My daughter-in-law had a cake made by one of her nursing colleagues who is a keen baker. Amazing attention to...
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    My cousin's daughter is a nursing sister and is...

    My cousin's daughter is a nursing sister and is currently working in one of the big drop-in vaccination centres in Newcastle. She says that they are just sitting around twiddling their thumbs because...
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    Our Club has received a donation of some sundry items of equipment left behind when a PADI operation went under and disappeared without a trace not having paid their rent for the premises. The...
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    Our club meeting for a d rink on Wednesday...

    Our club meeting for a d rink on Wednesday evening was somewaht disrupted by this incident. We meet at Bedford Rowing club which is just yards away from where this was found. As a result, the bar...
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    My experience with work was similar. The...

    My experience with work was similar. The prevailing management style had become management by terror - deliver or else with a very heavy emphasis on the 'or else'. At least 12 hour days were the...
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    My apologies for not responding to the results earlier but I have been having strange problems with Firefox. Apparently with some types of S/W, Firefox wasn't performing correctly - certain functions...
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