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Old 01 February 2012, 18:06   #21
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The reason I got my boat was because it had the same delamination happening. I removed the entire floor and transom, then reglued everything. It was an incrdible amount of work with nasty chemicals including over a gallon of Acetone and two quarts of MEK. The PVC material at the tube seams is thermo bonded and doesn't fail often. The glue fails first and sometimes after only a few years if stored in the sun. The fix is just regluing...everything.

Should be a fun project at first, then it will become tiresome, then you will GO BOATING! Have fun.
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Old 01 February 2012, 18:14   #22
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We shouldn't put down people who may be less able than ourselves in certain areas ...
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...but I think this is more a testament to the state of the UK and it's education system in particular.
Or it could just be that english spelling is simply very difficult to master. The problem that most good spellers have is that they can spell, simply don't understand the difficulty and, in particular, they don't appreciate the sigma attached to not being able to spell. A stigma clearly illustrated by your comment.

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Seriously - it's the 21st century and people can't spell two letter words like "of"???
Yes, well, often it's tricky to understand ovulation.

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..I find it quite funny that 20-30 years ago, many people were of the opinion that with the advent of mobile phones and computers etc. etc., grammar was no longer particularly important, "people don't write letters any more" they'd say. Kind of ironic that with text messages, emails, eBay listings etc., it's actually probably more important than ever!
Did you have any difficulty understanding the eBay advert?
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Old 02 February 2012, 04:39   #23
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We should always remember that correct grammar is the difference between

I helped my uncle Jack, off his horse.

and

I helped my uncle jack off his horse.
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Old 02 February 2012, 07:17   #24
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We should always remember that correct grammar is the difference between

I helped my uncle Jack, off his horse.

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I helped my uncle jack off his horse.
Well, actually, we don't have to remember that because, if you spoke these words rather than wrote them, I'm sure you would express yourself so that there would be no misunderstanding. It's very easy to arrange words, as you have done above, to imply there is a problem but mostly there isn't one and more often than not the context of the words takes care of the implied meaning, in other cases good expression takes care of it. However, we've got two issues here which have become intertwined, namely, spelling and grammar.
My reply to Martini was really a mild telling off because he knew he was being a little unkind, and also it was support for those folk who find spelling difficult. Spelling is a difficulty to some extent for most people, even good spellers look up words' spelling occasionally. I've known people who are very clever yet they have considerable difficulty with spelling and I also know folk who have good spelling but are bugger-all use at anything else. It takes all sorts... Eneeway, aye finkk gArfie n wilLfish avv gott itt abowt ryte...

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Well, actually, we don't have to remember that because, if you spoke these words rather than wrote them, I'm sure you would express yourself so that there would be no misunderstanding. It's very easy to arrange words, as you have done above, to imply there is a problem but mostly there isn't one and more often than not the context of the words takes care of the implied meaning, in other cases good expression takes care of it. However, we've got two issues here which have become intertwined, namely, spelling and grammar.
My reply to Martini was really a mild telling off because he knew he was being a little unkind, and also it was support for those folk who find spelling difficult. Spelling is a difficulty to some extent for most people, even good spellers look up words' spelling occasionally. I've known people who are very clever yet they have considerable difficulty with spelling and I also know folk who have good spelling but are bugger-all use at anything else. It takes all sorts... Eneeway, aye finkk gArfie n wilLfish avv gott itt abowt ryte...

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I tend to find a sense of humour helps sort these matter out!
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Well, actually, we don't have to remember that because, if you spoke these words rather than wrote them, I'm sure you would express yourself so that there would be no misunderstanding.
Presumably this is the line the yanks take hence the cannibalisation of our language. I have only been across the pond once since being truly "self aware" and grammar and spelling is truly disgraceful. "Waa waa waa it's spoken like this so it make sense to spell it like you say it", no it blummin' well isn't 'cos it's spelt how it's spelt!
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Presumably this is the line the yanks take .....
Hehe, wherever possible, I've preferred to base my conclusions on fact rather than presumption, youngster.
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Just by coincidence, a few minutes ago I came across this on a USA site I frequent...


NEVER PRESUME


A man and woman were having a quiet, romantic dinner in a fine restaurant. They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands.

Their waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the man slowly sliding down his chair and under the table, but the woman acted unconcerned.

The waitress watched as the man slid all the way down his chair and out of sight under the table.

Still, the woman appeared calm and unruffled, apparently unaware her dining companion had disappeared.

The waitress went over to the table and said to the woman, "Pardon me, ma'am, but I think your husband just slid under the table."

The woman calmly looked up at her and said, "No, he didn't. He just walked in the door."
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quick update pic of me having fun, was pretty easy to sort out and 60 well spent!
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Err .. Nice one TomKat
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