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    Established TDF Member nigel hewitt's Avatar
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    Hate people who just send the stuff by number and never check the words.

    Ordered a baking tray. Pretty ordinary but I wanted a deep one.
    They sent me a box of little candles. The 'tea light' sort.

    So I whinged, as you do and they sent me a return label to post them back for a refund.
    Now I need to buy a baking tray all over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post
    Hate people who just send the stuff by number and never check the words.

    Ordered a baking tray. Pretty ordinary but I wanted a deep one.
    They sent me a box of little candles. The 'tea light' sort.

    So I whinged, as you do and they sent me a return label to post them back for a refund.
    Now I need to buy a baking tray all over again.
    I recently ordered a party pack of carbide for a job, delivery arrives, two items on back order, the three 4mm spot drills are 3mm spot drills.
    Apologies on phone, I will keep the 3s`, but need some 4.
    Replacements arrive the next day.
    Also 3mm, I now have six.
    Told them not to bother.
    Two items on back order required another three deliveries.
    So five deliveries, for one order of less than £400, and I didn't get everything I wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neilwood View Post
    Really quite worrying.

    Only people who are properly trained (or under training) should be allowed to handle the boat especially with divers in the water. I bet most of the meddlers have no idea about the potential consequences of their actions. If it were my boat, I might be inclined to prevent people who have a history of meddling from using it - they will learn quickly or get no dives.
    They are all qualified boat handlers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    They are all qualified boat handlers.
    Ah Licenced fiddlers! Write to Royal Yacht club saying their training does not emphasise who is in charge of a boat adequately. No names. Still I'd have kicked the buggers off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    They are all qualified boat handlers.
    No excuse. No-one messes with the boat without the skippers say so. It is a bit like rummaging in their underwear!
    Even when skippers ask me to do things I notice they will check and often re-do. Many a time I have been asked to tie a mooring rope while the skipper is otherwise engaged (normally shouting at a townie weekender who has ignored the signs saying "Private mooring") A few minutes later he will check my work and usually re-do it, often duplicating what I have just done. It may be caution and "duty of care" but I think there is a little bit of OCD in all skippers.
    To be honest, even I suffer from this when I am just on the Norfolk Broads.

    Another peeve of mine is people who board a boat without asking permission. Even when we have chartered an angling boat for several hundreds of pound, my mates and I know the we still do not have the right to enter that persons place of work/second home without the courtesy of being invited.

    For second home, read second mortgage. I am sure SOG understands.
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    Things I Hate - A Comedic Rantesse

    If they are all qualified boat handlers, itís a bit different to Jonny public fiddling with shit they donít know about.

    Dare I say it, but as this obviously isnít the first time itís happened then maybe the fault lies with SOG for not making it clear whoís in charge on his boat and what is and isnít acceptable ? Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren A View Post
    If they are all qualified boat handlers, it’s a bit different to Jonny public fiddling with shit they don’t know about.

    Dare I say it, but as this obviously isn’t the first time it’s happened then maybe the fault lies with SOG for not making it clear who’s in charge on his boat and what is and isn’t acceptable ? Just a thought.
    This was on the club boat, not mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    This was on the club boat, not mine.
    As you said in an earlier post club official needs to sort this club boat club rules!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of Guernsey View Post
    They are all qualified boat handlers.
    Even more worrying IMHO- they have been trained to know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazyoung View Post
    As you said in an earlier post club official needs to sort this club boat club rules!!!
    Words will be said, when I can pin him down.
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