Still get amazed.

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Mychael, May 5, 2007.

  1. longliner45
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    no but it is sure fun to be on the other side of the joke...longliner
     
  2. safewalrus
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    Timgoz - ropework mainly cos I was highly strung (or should be, sez Jack), bit of canvas work to go with it and would you believe some navigation (chartwork and pilotage mostly) always getting lost so they thought I was the ideal guy for the job!;)
     
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  3. kach22i
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    Seriously, is Lake Erie deep enough for that thing?

    I'll be in Ohio traveling from Michigan this Father's Day weekend.

    National Hovercraft Rally
    Scioto River, June 23rd, Chillicothe, OH
    http://hoverclubofamerica.org/Events/Chillicothe/index.html

    Drop on by, we know all about being looked at differently.:D

    Sauages, you guys are killing me.
     
  4. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Hovercraft - another thing the Brits invented and don't do much with! (still got the oldest hovercraft service in the world - Isle of Wight to Portsmouth)

    Lots of other things too - aircraft carriers, soccer, rounders (our girl scouts/guides play this the ******* call it baseball!) cricket (yeah honest but why just beats me!) to name a few!!
     
  5. Bergalia
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    Still get amazed

    And I think we had a hand in inventing the USA, or don't we want to talk about that...:rolleyes:
     
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    Well no that don't work to well either do it? Well they don't shoot straight and when they do they hits the wrong things (us!)
     
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    I live in hope they will get the hang of it one day.Like the new workmate with the big grinder; Standback!
    Hey, they are the one of the reasons I ain't speaking japanese right now, so leave off. Even if they miss abit.
    Besisides 'rus, don't you have another note on that instrument of yours?
     
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  8. Bergalia
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    Still get amazed

    Not Japanese ? Then what the heck is that language they speak in NZ :D
     
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    Cantonese is the fashion lately, Next Big Thing and all that...:rolleyes:
     
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    There were two American inventors with full sized hovercraft (one person hovercraft) operating at the same time the Brit's made their claim. The Brit's only had a small working model and a theory which the UK military kept burried in the basement of a building for several years before acting on it. With the weight of the govenrment behind them the backyard American inventors were bought out for less than $100,000. They just did not have the resources of the British govenment and so history forgets them.

    Link one (Melville Whitnel Beardsley):
    http://www.geneabase.com/ACV/acv.htm

    Link two (Walter A. Crowley ):
    http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=7987
     
  12. Frosty

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    Isle of wight to ---South sea Numpty.


    Just near Billy Mannings fun fair ----Jeeees
     
  13. kach22i
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    While I'm on a rant.............................

    http://inventors.about.com/od/rstartinventions/a/radio.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Whitehead
    Gustave Whitehead
     
  14. Bergalia
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    Still get amazed

    Come now Kachi, we all know that the USA is a great source of 'inventors' who 'claim' to have got there first...I cite the great MacDonald Haggis in a Bap (US version McDonalds Burger); the McWright Brothers - Hamish and Lachlan leaving the pub when their wives peered through the window - US version 'Manned Flight'...The Jacobite's burning the city of York - US version domestic lighting...and finally from down under - the Ugg Boot....Need I continue... :)
     

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    Hard to follow mate, but I think I can follow what you wrote, but just a tiny bit.

    One day I'm going to write a book about my life and do some story boards and then take my life story to Hollywood. I'll be the underdog with the "big idea" that makes it big, unlike my real life where I get the shaft.:D

    I'm not big on the wrong people getting credit for other peoples ideas and work, sorry if I get too serious sometimes.
     
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