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Old 11 March 2016, 15:17   #11
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An Old pal of mine's Father was a slightly dodgy used car dealer. Trading Standards had the 'Old Man', as he was known to us all, up in court for selling an old knacker with a new MOT. It turned out that one sill had been plodded up with body filler and then covered up with underseal. The Old Man stated that the 'repair' had been carried out before he had bought the car and that he had no knowledge of it. The Trading standards bod then countered, by stating that the screwed up pages of the West Briton (local paper) that they'd pulled out of the sill were dated the day before the MOT issue date and that he'd owned the car for 2 weeks prior to the MOT being carried out. .

That's funny nowt wrong with a bit of cardboard for a new sill or inner wing 😁
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Old 11 March 2016, 16:10   #12
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Used to be a luck thing up my way (South East Scotland) to throw a coin onto the deck of a new boat at the launching. Usually the father of the skipper. The coin was always to be kept onboard, if lost the luck had left the boat (I guess if you needed the coin you were stuffed!). Will probably be the same for most of the North Sea coast as most of the communities shared people and traditions. My grandfather threw a thruppeny on the deck of our boat. It was kept always kept in the chart drawer. Guess in a rib you have to hide it better!

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Old 11 March 2016, 16:46   #13
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Google "coins" and "shipbuilding"

It's a luck thing.
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Great story. Anyway you can keep the coins on the boat somewhere when you refurbish?

Regards the value of the coin. The 1916 one is worth 7.95.
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Old 11 March 2016, 17:50   #15
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Was thinking about putting them in my boat but maybe thats not the right thing to do so I'll find a place somewhere in this one.

I was going to do a thread on Cape Wrath and lucky heather for mine as I was unsure if it's the boat or the crew that can claim that one?
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Old 11 March 2016, 17:53   #16
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Google "coins" and "shipbuilding"

It's a luck thing.
I'll have a look at the coins tomorrow, the imprint is still on the sikaflex which is still in the hull
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Old 11 March 2016, 19:50   #17
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This Thrupenny bit is priceless lol
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Checked those coins and they both face the same way so that blows my theory out the water lol

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As long as they weren't there to pay Kheron you'll be fine Mate!
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