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Old 29 April 2008, 21:23   #31
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My equipment burns 130 to 150 gal of diesel a day so the 15 gals of gas in the boat once a week is a drop in the bucket. The cost of fuel and oil changes are hard to swallow but spent 3 years in Germany in the 70's and was paying between 3 and 4 dollars a gal. then so it has to suck now. Hooray for Alan Greenspan and the Feds for their killing of the dollar. Not sure what my carbon footprint is but going to start my own carbon credit scam to help offset the boat polluting ways
Scam being the word for most of them!!!
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Wonder if they have the same right of way as a yacht
As I understand it kite surfers use the same rules of the road as other wind powered vessels (i.e. yachts, dinghies etc). However the kite powered ship is only wind assisted, i.e. it is motorsailing so the colregs would treat it as motorised vessel.
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It's TAX TAX TAX is the problem. When WILL people learn???
more to the point or when will people do something about it? well today hopefully, go on vote now.

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Old 01 May 2008, 06:39   #34
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more to the point or when will people do something about it? well today hopefully, go on vote now.

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You think that'll make a difference! They are all fkin shysters.
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Old 01 May 2008, 07:48   #35
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You think that'll make a difference! They are all fkin shysters.

Here here - I often have to remind myself of the origin of the word politics

poly - meaning many

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I doubt that they'll cut taxation on fuel. They've only just decided to make us pay full price for the red stuff - so that's how much they are bothered about the leisure boating sector!!

What annoys me is that all these politicians/shysters/a**holes use green arguments to increase taxation. One of these new 'mega' green cars that get free road tax because their emissions are so low actually puts out 50% of the emissions of my Discovery - so why don't they pay half what I pay for the Disco?

And buying a Pious and renewing it every 3 years, as most of them do, what is the carbon footprint of getting a new car every three years, never mind filling it with fuel.

Oh, and Cod, if you think that any of the the 'Oil Producing Nations' would allow a green, viable alternative to fossil fuels to flourish in any way, shape or form, then I wan't some of whatever it is you are smoking. The fact that it is running out only puts those nations in a better position, and in fact they are probbly in the best position to spend the money on an alternative in the first place. HOWEVER - that requires forward thinking, and some consideration for the future, which brings us back to shysters/politicians etc.



Ah...that's better...

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Was thinking last night after being stuck in yet another traffic queue behind yet another stuck-up, fat arsed, middle aged woman on a horse going through the village.

No road tax on horses, graze them on the common for nothing, although I'm sure the local council will get around that ancient right somehow.

I do actually like horses, and am wondering how many lovely old Shires I would need to move the RIB around on its trailer and recover it up the slip at the Camber?

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I do actually like horses, and am wondering how many lovely old Shires I would need to move the RIB around on its trailer and recover it up the slip at the Camber?
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Was thinking last night after being stuck in yet another traffic queue behind yet another stuck-up, fat arsed, middle aged woman on a horse going through the village.

No road tax on horses, graze them on the common for nothing, although I'm sure the local council will get around that ancient right somehow.

I do actually like horses, and am wondering how many lovely old Shires I would need to move the RIB around on its trailer and recover it up the slip at the Camber?

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Awesome idea - you could start a new job as well - there's a desperate need for rag and bone men - especially with the price of scrap now!!!
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I do actually like horses, and am wondering how many lovely old Shires I would need to move the RIB around on its trailer and recover it up the slip at the Camber? Nasher.
There is also some benefits from the by products. After extracting the methane gas (to run the rib on) you package up and sell the organic fertilizer back to the fat arsed middle aged woman for her roses and rhubarb

Do you think that paddock near Malcom has been sold yet, we could be in biz

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