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Gadgies fix the slug for freemans - great blokes - two films

the engine mounts on the MD1 in the bowels of the slug parted company - the bill was going to be £1,000.

Two blokes from Darlington said they would fix the boat for fun, all the bbeer they could drink in one night, the price of the raw materials for fabricating replacement mounts and a tank full of diesel

this is the story of a most remarkable 36 hours

the last two films on the end of this page

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You must be liveing right , thats how things come back to you

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Crikey, all the beer they can drink in one night ? Man that was taking a risk.

Well done those men, the Slug lives, we all go on our way laughing and rejoicing. Huzza !

(off to watch the fillum, back in a while.)

edit - well done indeed. What a result. Admit it DW you are starting to get a bit fond of the old girl aren't you ?

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Crikey, all the beer they can drink in one night ? Man that was taking a risk.
Since they (presumably) weren't Aussies, it was probably not as much of a risk as Fuzzy might be used to.

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Since they (presumably) weren't Aussies, it was probably not as much of a risk as Fuzzy might be used to.
blimey that would be a drink off

they drank me under the table - the next morning - right as rain

they could also drink tea like it was going out of style

engineering was impeccable though

wonderful blokes - great accents - both sailors

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blimey that would be a drink off

they drank me under the table - the next morning - right as rain

they could also drink tea like it was going out of style

engineering was impeccable though

wonderful blokes - great accents - both sailors

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Not if the Australian was me DW. I'd be found having a quiet kip under the same table as you.

This may start a war I realise, but it always has amazed me that while the English are renowned for their tea drinking I have rarely had a half way decent cup of tea in the place. Weak, overly milky slush most of it. Then again look at the rubbish the Americans call coffee.

Did once spend a couple of nights camping out the back of the Barge Inn in Wiltshire. Good brew over a campfire and I must admit the Barge food altered my poor opinion of English cuisine.

I trust at some stage we will get to see a vid of Alan and Stewie crewing on the Lady Slug. They deserve it.

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... Then again look at the rubbish the Americans call coffee. ...
Smile when you say that, partner. Them's fightin' words.

Obviously you've never partaken of Peet's magic preparation of the arabica bean. (When the guys who founded Starbucks wanted to learn how to make coffee, they went to Alfred Peet to be schooled. Unfortunately, for them, they apparently didn't take very good notes.)


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Smile when you say that, partner. Them's fightin' words.

Obviously you've never partaken of Peet's magic preparation of the arabica bean. (When the guys who founded Starbucks wanted to learn how to make coffee, they went to Alfred Peet to be schooled. Unfortunately, for them, they apparently didn't take very good notes.)


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The problem as I see it is that most people like relatively weak coffee. Over on the coffee thread (and I must go edit that post) I maintained I have an "european" attitude to coffee. That of course was nonsense. In fact I have an Italian attitude to coffee and while that attitude has spread to Spain and Portugal that is hardly Europe.
Even in Australia I dislike most coffee. My taste is for that scrumptious, string, slightly bitter taste the Italians perfected and Arabica beans are the essence of that taste. Ergo , maybe just maybe Peets is a fine coffee.
Nonetheless its still true (or it was when I was last in the US) that most American coffee is on par with dishwater.
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ps - I note Senor Winter has not leapt to the defence of the English cuppa. Some things perhaps are indefensible. The Australian accent for one.

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Ergo , maybe just maybe Peets is a fine coffee.
Maybe?? MAYBE??!!!?!?!?

Humph!


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Nonetheless its still true (or it was when I was last in the US) that most American coffee is on par with dishwater.
Outside of the West Coast you may have a point.

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Slow,... I'm happy with pistols at dawn if you are...
Silly Aussie. Gunfights are always at "High Noon", on a dusty main street, right in front of the saloon where the piano player stops playing when anyone over 5'6" and wearing mexican spurs walks in the front door. Oh, and the the guy with the black Stetson usually winds up on Boot Hill, while the guy with the white Stetson gets the girl (or at least gets to survive until the closing credits).

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Some things perhaps are indefensible. The Australian accent for one.
There is a difference among British/Aussie/whatever accents? Y'all sound funny to me.

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Mr Steady , sir, Earp me none of your Wyatts, High me none of your Noons.
In civilised society , and I appreciate that as an American you would be unfamiliar with such, a duel twixt gentlemen is held at dawn. One does not get the added advantage of six bullets per shooter, nay, you have but a brace of dueling postols, one shot in each.



of course as the agrieved party you do have choice of weapons.

Well you were until that remark about accents.

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