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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 5,596
Posted By richardfrance
Gerundival confusion

Careful with that gerund, Eugene.
We are not dying, just as we are not being born. Each is a process -taking minutes or hours.
Living is what we are in the process of doing - it takes a lot longer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
The OP [ now an Old Age Pensioner - this thread...

The OP [ now an Old Age Pensioner - this thread has gone on so long . . . ] has just had his first taste of life @ sailnet - and is appalled, impressed, astonished and inspired. So - rather like an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
Jeff - thanks: my queries are still very general...

Jeff - thanks: my queries are still very general at the moment, I'll keep them here or in 'Buying'. It's those 36 - 42ft medium displacement, two-cabin boats that interest me. Something built after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
Thanks all. Plenty of ideas and advice to ponder....

Thanks all. Plenty of ideas and advice to ponder.
I don't expect to 'save' a pile of money by buying in the US - the CE documentation plus the import tax will neutralise any exchange-rate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
Rockter, that's a handsome boat. What make? And...

Rockter, that's a handsome boat. What make? And could you explain about not using the 110v.?
richardfrance
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
Crinan canal yacht

Rockter, that's a handsome boat. What make? And could you explain about not using the 110 v.?
richardfrance
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
Less wine for you, more wine for me.

Less wine for you, more wine for me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
The MacGregor, is, I would hazard, a Scottish...

The MacGregor, is, I would hazard, a Scottish design. Being Welsh-ish, I would never venture out to sea in anything other than a curragh.
Richard, of the vast Williams Clan.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 5,169
Posted By richardfrance
A Fistfull of Euros

Now that the world has gone topsy-turvy, arse-over-elbow and to-hell-in-a-handbag . . . it has suddenly become possible to think of America as a country, like any other. Not a far-away,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-26-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By richardfrance
1000 Weekends

Once, in our early days, Mary came across me daydreaming over a pile of Practical Boat Owner mags. " I'd sail off with you in one of them," she said. "You'd be good at that sort of thing."
We were...
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