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    Congratulations on your promotion:- Lieutenant Ken Thompson And Sub -Lieutenant CB90 Well deserved and well done. Martin555.
    1 hour ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ians' lathe would have been a big loss and hard to replace, and I know what you mean Colin about feeling comfortable, ( wondering "will they be back for the new ones"? - quite often happens) โ˜น๏ธ Tools are a mans personal items and we become very attached to them (women don't usually understand๐Ÿ˜) and if they are stolen it can be quite depressing. I moved to Fiji for 2 years and bought a lot of new tools to take with me. After about 6 months there, while at my wifes' sisters place for dinner, my house was burgled (got through the louvre windows and crow-barred the security grilles out of the inside concrete wall). They stole most of my new tools (electronic jig saw, 2 drills etc) my wifes' new sewing machine, new stereo cassette, new 8mm video camera (unfortunately with a video cassette of my sons' early years and family stuff) and would have stolen my camera, but it was not in the bag with the lenses, and was in a box on a shelf above so they missed it. They did find the the spare battery for the camera though. They went through my briefcase and everything else but missed my main hand tool toolbox in the laundry, which was under some clothes, which was a relief. Around 6 Fijian police officers turned up (after some persuasion on my part) and had a look round with a dog, but couldn't find any prints etc, as according to the detective, the thieves apparently wore socks on their hands (quite common). Police were quite good but could not do a lot. I lost about $2,500 worth of property in the end and had to cruise the pawn shops for replacement tools, as they were too expensive to buy new there. Hope you've got your boat collection well secured Colin! I'm all for Sharia law for thieves๐Ÿ˜Š JB
    4 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice adventurous day for you Colin, I'm so pleased you have recovered enough to do all that. I know about the road diversions in Worcester. On one of our recent trips to the Midlands looking for a vehicle, on the return journey the junction of the M5/M50 was closed, so knowing vaguely some of the roads to get into Wales from the Worcester area, decided to go that way. Every road we tried, it was closed, in the end we were heading for Tenbury Wells and the SatNav decided to play up. Heaven knows how we got there but eventually to our relief we found Hereford which we know and came home through Abergavenny. Arrived home at about 2am. Actually, a week or two later we went through Worcester in the opposite direction and found the closed road situation to be just as bad, but at least it was daylight. We have bought a new box from a firm up North, that arrived this morning just before we left home and the seat is from a similar VW LT35 to ours. Now waiting for a seat belt from the Bay of E. Enjoy your trip to Tamworth. Best wishes, Nerys
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    Thanks Pete and ToraDog, I will pass on these ideas - it really is someone else's boat! I'm not sure if the owner was using bec or not. We hadn't thought about the antenna on the tx but that seem to equate closest to what was experienced on Monday so worth checking. Pete, I have always found the old Planet to be ultra reliable and the tx batteries (dry AA cells) seem to last for years, but I have several boats on Spektrum using a fairly ancient DX5e and these always seem reluctant to bind, to the point where I sometimes wonder if it will. I replaced the tx batteries on Monday, (although the lights still went up to green) - better but still not great. Once it's bound on, no problems. I remember reading that the tx shouldn't be too close when binding but don't know whether this is true. Still think 2.4 is magic though! Thanks for the various inputs. Ian
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