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Nemo

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Heard at the Lakeside.
« on: January 28, 2016, 06:24:00 pm »

Today, when sailing my Atlantis: 'Look darling, a galleon'    {-)

Heard any similar?
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 06:43:44 pm »

Any smaller it might have been Pinta


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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 07:01:11 pm »

I don't know what they were going to buy between themselves but I once heard 'three of us are going halves!'  :o      It made me laugh....... U2
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 07:21:40 pm »

Any smaller it might have been Pinta Ned  :D

As in Drinka Pinta Milka Day?  ;) Or maybe you are too young to remember the Ad?
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 07:29:39 pm »

Pinta was one of Mr Columbus's trio.
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 08:32:39 pm »

Me too Ned! July.  :-))  Not forgetting the Nina! O0
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 02:54:29 am »

I have stood lakeside with a controller and told people I have a sub, then staid there for an hour twiddling!
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 08:18:09 am »

One of my greatest amusements is that almost every time I sail my HMS Skirmisher someone points to it and says "Look, the Titanic !"  Black hull, three buff funnels seem to be enough for a positive ID.  Occasionally a passer by will claim it is a "Battleship" instead, which makes a change and is at least closer.
Of course these are usually followed by the inevitable two questions "Did you make it yourself?" and "How much did it cost?". 
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2016, 08:36:24 am »

As in Drinka Pinta Milka Day?  ;) Or maybe you are too young to remember the Ad?


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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2016, 08:42:05 am »

I have stood lakeside with a controller and told people I have a sub, then staid there for an hour twiddling!
I think I once met your brother, sitting on the kerbside with a fishing rod held out into the traffic.
To humour him, an old lady asked him how many he'd caught.
"You're the fifth" he said.

(They don't tell 'em like that any more.....well, not often)
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2016, 11:55:49 am »

Many kinds of wildfowl inhabit my sailing venue. Once a small girl approached me and asked in the most perfect English 'What are you doing? ' pointing at my radio. I explained to her in what I thought was the way to explain the workings of R/C to a possible 7 year old. she replied, 'Thank you, but I understand you perfectly', at which I was a bit startled. To change the subject, I pointed to the lake saying, 'Look at that Mother duck and all her baby ducks following her',  and she gave a huge sigh and said. 'Ectually, they are goslings!'  Put me in my old man place that did!  %)
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2016, 12:16:11 pm »

All is not lost in our educational system then..

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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2016, 01:26:01 pm »

I also hear........no boat today?  Or you bring them and put them on the table but we never see them on the water.......answer to that is I sail at 10am you get here at 11 am, do the maths.
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2016, 02:03:12 pm »

Klunk, how very, very  true! The other old chestnut as I got yesterday, whilst lugging my 35 pound Atlantis from the car-park to the waters edge and struggling to erect my sails, rigging and masts in a breeze - 'Are you going to put it in the water?' 
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2016, 02:13:00 pm »

Normally people fall over when I put a boat on the water! And do you notice  no one offers to help lugging an atlantis around!
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2016, 03:00:42 pm »

Hi Klunk we get do they all work plus I like your battleship when you have a corvette with you.
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2016, 03:17:04 pm »

How fast does it go, mister?
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2016, 03:29:59 pm »

Is that an army ship mister?
No it's HMS Illustrious. >>:-(


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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2016, 03:36:10 pm »

 >>:-( Man comes up to me and asks "where did you buy the boat my son wants one" I explain that I made it,bemused look on mans face "but where did you buy it" I then gave up and carried on sailing  >>:-(
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2016, 04:25:04 pm »


when ever i bring out a submarine...


always, very first question...


"you mean it really goes under water?"


followed by "how deep will it go?"


then "does it fire torpedoes?"
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2016, 05:53:36 pm »

when ever i bring out a submarine...


always, very first question...


"you mean it really goes under water?"


followed by "how deep will it go?"


then "does it fire torpedoes?"

You get a better class of punter! We get "Does it sink mister?"
" No my young whipper snapper, the correct term is 'submerge'"


I then get a well deserved torrent of abuse for being a stuck up t*t!
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2016, 07:46:03 pm »

Last summer three of us were sitting on our plastic chairs at the lakeside playing with our boats, watching the ducks and generally saying nothing to each other. A young lady, with a French accent, walks past, looks at us, grins, and asks "Last of the Summer Wine?"
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2016, 08:17:39 pm »

Normally people fall over when I put a boat on the water! And do you notice  no one offers to help lugging an atlantis around!

Before I even got it rigged yesterday a man asked 'What range does it have?' To which I gave my usual reply, 'About 3 miles'    O0

Another classic which I am sure I am not alone in being asked - 'What do you do if it gets stuck in the middle'. My usual response is always 'In the middle of what?'
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2016, 08:26:43 pm »

Last summer three of us were sitting on our plastic chairs at the lakeside playing with our boats, watching the ducks and generally saying nothing to each other. A young lady, with a French accent, walks past, looks at us, grins, and asks "Last of the Summer Wine?"

Sure that wasn't - 'Last of ze Summer Wine?'   {-) Haw he haw.
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Re: Heard at the Lakeside.
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2016, 08:46:14 pm »

the best I have had was whilst doing a viking re-enactment, cooking a chicken over an open fire on a spit - someone came up and asked - is that plastic?
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