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Old 20 January 2011, 22:15   #121
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Red Sierra?
I was picturing a Vectra...
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Old 20 January 2011, 22:16   #122
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I was picturing a Vectra...
The car equivalent of your boat is of course a Wolf and we all know what they're famous for
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Old 20 January 2011, 22:19   #123
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Wolf? Never heard of it
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Wolf? Never heard of it
A variant of snatch.

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Snatch is good, rather have a Pinkie though

A 3l Capri might be more suitable for the amount of drifting going on here though
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I'd imagine that the scores of soldiers who have lost their lives due to their outdated design would tend to disagree.

Anyway, goodnight. I'm tired and I have double engish followed by double maths first thing tomorrow, and I haven't done any work for either.
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I'd imagine that the scores of soldiers who have lost their lives due to their outdated design would tend to disagree.
They'd probably be more likely to criticise the stupid fkn MOD and government for making them use stuff that was never designed to be bombproof...
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Ok, further to my hint about merchandise....

...here it is!

Laser engraved plaques!! Below is a prototype which I've knocked up in 30mins this afternoon, it's by no means perfect and it's very basic!! The idea is that you can have anything you want on it, many people have a plaque with call sign, MMSI and boat name affixed to their console. I can do that and have this logo in the corner, with the site address. I will speak to Kris about using the logo, but I'm sure he will be ok. I will develop the integration of osprey-owners.co.uk and Osprey Owners Association into the design over the next few days, and on Saturday I will engrave a red one with MMSI, call sign and boat name and logo for Into the Red. Other things to do include neatening up the lines, and that's not hard to do so I'll do that tomorrow, and also reversing the image so that it comes out on the better side. Another possibility is 3 dimensional engraving into slightly thicker material, but we'll have to see about that one. Price should be very cheap, (<£8 but don't quote me), and for that you get a highly personalised plaque either in very large for the wall, or to put on the boat. Any colour any design etc.

Massive thanks to Jeff Walker (JW/Jwalker) who has drawn the logo (still under wraps ) of which this is a derivation.


Any interest at all......?
liking velly much, we should speak about vinyl decals..i have the original eps file for doing said logo
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You mean a Land Rover Defender, famous for been able to go anywhere.
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They'd probably be more likely to criticise the stupid government for making them use stuff that was never designed to be bombproof...
Well said!
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Old 21 January 2011, 08:35   #131
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Well yes, where esle does Martini come from? Surely there would be no word if the company had never been founded?
In his case, I could make a good case for Martini-Henry or Martini-Enfield. I'd explain away his dodgy byline by saying that he had been confused by the Martini Girl jokes, which caused the expression "martini whatever" to enter common usage. I think I could get my client off.

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Old 21 January 2011, 10:28   #132
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liking velly much, we should speak about vinyl decals..i have the original eps file for doing said logo
Sounds good I had thought about doing some vinyls and I'm pretty sure we've got a CADCAM, infact, no, we do. I would be very happy if you could pass that on to me, 'cos the one I've used is off the internet somewhere and it's not exactly high res although that doesn't show on the engraving of course.

I'm not trying to make any money out of this although one or two people have said they might be interested in high end clothing type stuff. The laser is cheap and of course I pay materials only. If we get a few more members we may be able to get an insurance company involved etc.


Oh and for those who want to discuss the stupidity of Labour sending the Snatches and/or wolves/ defenders etc. designed for NI into Afghanistan and Iraq please use the "tow cars" section. Thanks
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A variant of snatch.

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I think what he's trying to say is Martini's boat was built for a purpose which it wasn't suitable and he runs the risk of dying if he uses it.
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I think what he's trying to say is Martini's boat was built for a purpose which it wasn't suitable and he runs the risk of dying if he uses it.
Was he saying that the use of mis-matched military techniques and hardware in given theaters of deployment is an age old and somewhat inevitable result of perpetual preparedness pitched against finite information.

Or is it that if the Navy used Ospreys there would be peace in our time?
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Was he saying that the use of mis-matched military techniques and hardware in given theaters of deployment is an age old and somewhat inevitable result of perpetual preparedness pitched against finite information.
Thats what I said!
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Oh aye, so you did.
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Oh aye, so you did.
You said it in a posh way though!
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Nope, he's just being prolix!
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he's just being prolix!
Thats what he said!

Anyway do you mean:

–adjective
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1375–1425; late ME < L prōlixus extended, long, equiv. to prō- pro-1 + -lixus, akin to līquī to flow; see liquor


Or Prolix the lubricant?
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