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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    And possibly you might want to do that easy sum again? Bare boat is 4k, boat you pay for is more; Oh, you want it to float and be waterproof? That's extra, etc, etc.
    They say a boat is just a hole in the water that you pour money into.
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    If God had meant us to breathe underwater, he would have given us larger bank balances.
    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Here's what you should be looking at. Much cheaper...

    https://www.my1styears.com/personali...59&fo_s=gplauk

    Classy looking bird in it as well. Phwoar.
    We give 350m a week to the EU. Let's give it to Dido Harding instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post
    Trivia time...
    ...but I'm pleased and I gotta tell someone.

    Right back when lockdown started I realised I wasn't getting out much so I'd better revive my exercise routine from a decade ago.
    It took a while to get up to doing the numbers on my 'official' post-it but I did.
    As things got easier I upped the load or the reps.

    However one thing that has always eluded me was push-ups. Every exercise routine thinks you can do them and then witters on about 'form'.
    I had never done a push-up in my life.

    Build up in easy stages. (perhaps 'easy' is the wrong word here)

    I started in a crawl position and bent at the hips, then moved to pivoting at my knees with a straight body, then
    a bar across a door way so you start on a slope so you need to lift less weight (cos(body angle))
    I progressively lowered the bar each time doing ten regularly didn't kill me.

    Today I made it. <fireworks>
    My first ever push-up.
    All the way down and all the way up nice and slow.
    The next target is to do two.

    To put this in context I will be 72 in less than a fortnight.
    A couple of years back, I was doing one of the "fit camp" type things in the local park; I was in the nowhere near fit division.
    Even the "really fit" group, a significant proportion were doing press ups from their knees.
    One session the coach (ex squadie, like the rest) is walking along a row of us, "good, good, good" walks past me, "Good" gets to the next person in line "wow" and turns back as he realised I was doing "proper" press-ups. Right arm (dominant arm) behind my back.
    Put my gripe about nobody doing push ups properly into context.

    Probably all that wasted youth in ATC and Karate, where I used to do them in sets of 100+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazyoung View Post
    Very few of their brews are available nationally perhaps 2 maybe 3 of the "classic" brews are national. Most everything else is limited locally as the size and facilities of the brewery limits this. All Hooky beer is produced in Hook Norton and nowhere else.
    Interestingly there has been much made of the tax cut for beer. The trouble is that the tax cut is for barrels of 50 litres or more. Most small breweries send their beer out in 20 or 30 litre barrels but don't worry, the big boys send theirs out in the larger barrels so they get the tax cut to help them but the smaller ones don't. Any particular reason for the break point at 50 litres - well, if you read the first prt of this paragraph again you will see who benefits and those are the same people that lobby the government and "provide technical support" to Tory MPs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Benson View Post
    Interestingly there has been much made of the tax cut for beer. The trouble is that the tax cut is for barrels of 50 litres or more. Most small breweries send their beer out in 20 or 30 litre barrels but don't worry, the big boys send theirs out in the larger barrels so they get the tax cut to help them but the smaller ones don't. Any particular reason for the break point at 50 litres - well, if you read the first prt of this paragraph again you will see who benefits and those are the same people that lobby the government and "provide technical support" to Tory MPs.
    Pedant mode -on- A barrel is a container of 36 gallons. Other quantities have different names, e.g. 9 gallons = firkin. Pedant mode -off-.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Pedant mode -on- A barrel is a container of 36 gallons. Other quantities have different names, e.g. 9 gallons = firkin. Pedant mode -off-.
    Just because you are being pedantic does not make you wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Benson View Post
    Just because you are being pedantic does not make you wrong.
    Of course, a Firkin is also the British Standard Measurement of Excess.
    Too firkin hot, too firkin cold, too firkin wet etc....
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    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Pedant mode -on- A barrel is a container of 36 gallons. Other quantities have different names, e.g. 9 gallons = firkin. Pedant mode -off-.
    Hmm! I quote Wiki
    A barrel is one of several units of volume applied in various contexts; there are dry barrels, fluid barrels (such as the U.K. beer barrel and U.S. beer barrel), oil barrels, and so forth. For historical reasons the volumes of some barrel units are roughly double the volumes of others; volumes in common use range approximately from 100 to 200 litres (22 to 44 imp gal; 26 to 53 US gal). In many connections the term drum is used almost interchangeably with barrel.
    Also Gun barrel and A barrel or cask is a hollow cylindrical container with a bulging centre, longer than it is wide. They are traditionally made of wooden staves and bound by metal rings.

    But I agree tax break should be for smaller volumes as well.
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    So far today I have been threatened by the security in both St Peter's Basilica and the Sistene Chapel. People think church autocracy is dead!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post
    Trivia time...
    ...but I'm pleased and I gotta tell someone.

    Right back when lockdown started I realised I wasn't getting out much so I'd better revive my exercise routine from a decade ago.
    It took a while to get up to doing the numbers on my 'official' post-it but I did.
    As things got easier I upped the load or the reps.

    However one thing that has always eluded me was push-ups. Every exercise routine thinks you can do them and then witters on about 'form'.
    I had never done a push-up in my life.

    Build up in easy stages. (perhaps 'easy' is the wrong word here)

    I started in a crawl position and bent at the hips, then moved to pivoting at my knees with a straight body, then
    a bar across a door way so you start on a slope so you need to lift less weight (cos(body angle))
    I progressively lowered the bar each time doing ten regularly didn't kill me.

    Today I made it. <fireworks>
    My first ever push-up.
    All the way down and all the way up nice and slow.
    The next target is to do two.

    To put this in context I will be 72 in less than a fortnight.
    All I can say is well done. Proper press ups are not easy for most people.

    I tried to do press ups years ago when I was trying to achieve a required fitness level and never managed to get very proficient with them. Even although I could bench press 3x 10 sets of 100+Kg in the gym, I could not get more than about 5-6 press ups. I think that it is down to my height @ 6'3 and in particular how my height is distributed - I have a very long back and arms in relation to my legs (my inside leg is only 31" so very much average). That makes my "levers" very long in relation to doing press ups. Interestingly the particular region I wanted to join had a different fitness requirement (requiring press ups, sit ups, sprint and 1.5mile run) to every other region in Scotland where the requirement was seated push/pull tests and bleep test.Needless to say I failed the test although I am sure I would have passed in the other regions.


 

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