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Search: Posts Made By: Nostrodamus
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,390
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I think it is always good to listen to the advice of others as long as you are willing to make your own decisions.

I am sure this thread will run its course soon but it has for once been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,390
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

As the original poster I have read through every reply and on the whole I thank you for giving some reasoned and sensible replies which does not often happen in a discussion about firearms.
Although...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-22-2015
Replies: 374
Views: 22,795
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Well we have just installed an arch and solar panels so we can spend longer at anchor so we are now power rich.
Also the summer is coming so we will save money on clothes and washing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,390
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I sent the wife over to see if they wanted a glass of wine on our boat tonight.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,390
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I saw that... very, very funny but there is a lot of truth in it as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,390
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

From my perspective in Europe where we cruise at the moment firearms have to be handed in at the first port of call in every country I can think of. In 5 years cruising around Europe never once have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,390
Posted By Nostrodamus
Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I will say from the beginning I am a Brit although I have spent a long time using firearms.
This is not a pro or anti gun question but a valid question.
When cruising around the world 90% of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,186
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

My point is that to survive they need to change and I have seen little change in what they have been printing for years. It just seems to be the same recycled tired editorials but they know better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,186
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

I have written to two magazines in the past about submitting contributions and I know of at least one other who has done the same. Did we get a thank you but no thank you, constructive criticism or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,542
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

I serviced and refitted our bilge pump. Trouble was I fitted it backwards so it was sucking rather than pumping out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,186
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

Which dictionary would that be. To us Brits using the Queens English you have someone who was drunk when they wrote it. Some words are confused and the spelling is awful.
I presume if you used a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,542
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

It was a windless day with the sun beating down in the Greek islands when I found I needed to go below and point Percy at the porcelain and check our position on the chart.
I gave my son the helm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,186
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

Anchorbend. That is really strange because being British most of my comments are directed towards the British boating magazines. They re run the same articles every year and there are far fewer of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,186
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

Chuck. I have to agree with all that you have said.
Even on our own website we have been offered money to put a blog written by some company or other with links back to them. I could do nothing and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,186
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

Online magazines seem to have a little more freedom in what they can publish and they also publish from many good and varied contributors.
Normal sailing magazines seem to be caught in a rut and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,186
Posted By Nostrodamus
Are sailing magazine articles boring?

Having met so many sailors who are characters with an excellent sense of humour why are sailing articles in magazines so boring. I don't blame the contributors but I do blame the magazines for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,542
Posted By Nostrodamus
What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

We all make mistakes but the trick is to learn from it. What is the biggest idiotic mistake you or someone aboard has made?
Forum: Living Aboard 12-14-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,795
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Having now lived on our boat for five years whilst sailing I wish I had known before just how little you need to live on a boat and truly enjoy life, people and talking.
When we lived in a house and...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-14-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,795
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

We have tended to find that your first group do not live aboard the whole year. They have property somewhere which they go to for winter.
Although our boat fits into your group two, but our income...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-12-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,795
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

The one thing about forums is that no matter what you write on them or how you put it people will always try to rip the original question apart or the person writing it.
I don't know how many...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-12-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,795
Posted By Nostrodamus
How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I phrased it as how poor because it is amazing that everyone who does not own a boat thinks that because you do you are rich.
We have been living aboard and sailing slowly around the world for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,008
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: a bit of friday humour

Jaramaz, She didn't like my humour either and threw me out. I am in the firing line with you now stood at your side.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,008
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: a bit of friday humour

Sorry, there is not enough room, Boogie nights has just jumped in with a Barbi and she is better looking than you
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,008
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: a bit of friday humour

Jaramaz, Hope you have a flack jacket and helmet. I am digging a hole here for us both to hide in.... incoming! :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,008
Posted By Nostrodamus
Re: a bit of friday humour

We have been out sailing and cruising around the world now for about 5 years and have friends of many different nationalities. It is good to get away from a world of political correctness and...
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