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I was on a chum's boat last week, sitting on a borrowed mooring in Chichester harbour when a gaggle of Optimist dinghies, as usual sailed by 6-10 year olds, went past.

The super-confident little girls said ' hello ' while passing an inch from our transom, but a little boy hadn't quite got the hang of it, stalled the sail and clanged up against the boat behind us...

" Dad, Dad, Dad, This boat doesn't work ! "

We have kept this phrase on file for future use.
 

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I was on a chum's boat last week, sitting on a borrowed mooring in Chichester harbour when a gaggle of Optimist dinghies, as usual sailed by 6-10 year olds, went past.

The super-confident little girls said ' hello ' while passing an inch from our transom, but a little boy hadn't quite got the hang of it, stalled the sail and clanged up against the boat behind us...

" Dad, Dad, Dad, This boat doesn't work ! "

We have kept this phrase on file for future use.

Thanks, I'll file that.
 

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I was on a chum's boat last week, sitting on a borrowed mooring in Chichester harbour when a gaggle of Optimist dinghies, as usual sailed by 6-10 year olds, went past.

The super-confident little girls said ' hello ' while passing an inch from our transom, but a little boy hadn't quite got the hang of it, stalled the sail and clanged up against the boat behind us...

" Dad, Dad, Dad, This boat doesn't work ! "

We have kept this phrase on file for future use.

Just like my family. If something doesn't work it's always Dad's fault! :rolleyes:

Richard
 

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"This boat doesn't work!"

Wow! I had exactly that same problem last week. My mast-track wouldn't work, the mainsail wouldn't work, nor would the roller-forestay, and the battens were definitely giving trouble. Glad to know it wasn't ME. :rolleyes:
 

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I have no doubt that boy will grow up to be a solicitor or similar, ie not a designer or anything useful to UK Itd ...:rolleyes:

Legal services are a major contributor to foreign earnings for the UK and help our balance of payments. They contribute over 3 billion pounds a year to our export earnings. London is one of, if not the, major centres of international law.
 

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Angus,

I just thought you were a stroppy prat with a wierdo boat and was beginning to warm to you - now hearing you defend bankers, watch out for a broadside ! :)

A lawyer is not a banker. I'm not aware of anything the UK's international lawyers have done to upset you. The practising of international law is something we as a nation excel at and I can see no reason why they should not be wholeheartedly supported.
 
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I think the kiddie's instinctive criticism of the boat, is a common response when equipment on board doesn't oblige us by doing what we hope it will. I really was convinced there's something wrong with my mast-track...it's only since reading this thread that I've begun considering how my hoisting-technique may be at fault.
 
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Took two of my many Grandchildren to Symmons Yat about 3 weeks ago. One of the tourist trip boats motored past and the 5 year old lad noticed something:

"Grandad, you see that water coming out the back of that boat? That's what keeps the river filled up."

Engineer.
 

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..............................what I'd hoped to be a fun little thread; hopefully people will read post # 1 and smile....:rolleyes:

Andy

I heard a story of a Merchant Banker and his International Lawyer pal sailing a Discovery 55 with their kids when they came across a down-and-out sailing an Anderson 22. The lawyer said to his kid "look, that's what you'll have to contend with if you fail your entrance exam to Oxbridge".
 

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A lawyer is not a banker. I'm not aware of anything the UK's international lawyers have done to upset you. The practising of international law is something we as a nation excel at and I can see no reason why they should not be wholeheartedly supported.

Good to see the stereotypes are not being disrupted. If this were a Personal Ads page it would have NSOH. I think it is a fun thread, but then I have a healthy disregard for professions that maintain their elitism based on the money they make.
 
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