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Old 30 January 2011, 09:50   #201
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He'll be equally disappointed when he realises its all made with rivets, with not a weld in sight.
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Old 30 January 2011, 09:56   #202
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He'll be equally disappointed when he realises its all made with rivets, with not a weld in sight.
Probably just as well, I've seen French welders in action, we'd be calling the "Pont du Eiffel" by now
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Old 30 January 2011, 09:59   #203
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I think I can remember to take something that deals with them more efficiently.
I've added the Benelli to my checklist
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Old 30 January 2011, 11:15   #204
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Coming from a well known rat lover, that's a touch harsh.

Toxoplasmosis is most commonly encountered in domestic cats. Having as I do, a comfortable surplus of said felines, I can reassure you that it's not quite Ebola we're dealing with here.
Perhaps it was Weil's disease I was thinking of. Didn't that olympic rowing guy Any Holmes die last year after becoming infected?

The risk of contracting Weil's disease from recreational water in the UK is "very small". Infection is logically more likely in slow-moving or stagnant water and areas where agriculture and rodents mix; lakes, ponds and canals are more likely to be contaminated than fast-running streams, although some activities – angling, for example, where minor cuts and nicks are common, and swimming, where some water will almost inevitably enter the mouth – could heighten exposure.

Rowers and canoeists should cover all cuts and abrasions; avoid splashing themselves, or swallowing potentially contaminated water; wash their hands carefully and if possible shower afterwards; and wash all equipment and clothing regularly. Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms after contact with fresh water should see their doctor immediately.
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[quote=GJ0KYZ;386625] The worst thing in French waterways are little critters called Coypu. Apparently they're everywhere nowadays having been introduced at the beginning of the last century to boost the EU fur trade. The are responsible for a lot of bank erosion and plant damage and also carry toxoplasmosis. My contact in Avranches almost died a few years back after contracting the disease whilst kayaking the the river Sée. More info here: http://www.lost-in-france.com/wildli...ance/195-coypu

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There used to be lots of them locally, but It must be 35yrs since I last saw one swimming in the wild..........just before I gave it a full load from the Miroku
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Perhaps it was Weil's disease I was thinking of.
PhD, not MD then, eh?
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I want to name drop some brand names now, but feel it would be the start of a slippery slope. Must. Be Strong....
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Old 30 January 2011, 12:20   #208
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Couple more roadside fuel stops and possible mooring places added to Google Maps. Just need a big jerrycan on wheels.
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Couple more roadside fuel stops and possible mooring places added to Google Maps. Just need a big jerrycan on wheels.
I'm thinking maybe a couple of big plastic fuel tanks and rigging them so they can plug into the spare inlets on the remote filters. Saves trying to transfer the fuel into the main tanks.
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