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    gaffa reacted to DPD in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    Tom called me back today it was a surprise , and said they would have a boat in the water within the week to check the AIR DRAFT out .  
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    gaffa reacted to Brian in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    I heard from PHC, the bridges are nothing to do with them, so I contacted Poole Council.
    An engineer will be on site this week to fix the displays.
    If contacted by radio, Bridge Control are happy to give the Air Draft.
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    gaffa got a reaction from Greg in Greg, David, & spNOam   
    Happy Birthday Guys
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    gaffa reacted to DPD in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    I spoke to PHC this morning they said it's not there problem,and that I should speak to the council. After speaking to 2 people in council  they told me they would find the person who deals with this, and phone me back. Still waiting looks like I will be phoning back. Could try and put something in Bournemouth Echo.
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    gaffa reacted to sparky in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    Quick enough to want your harbour dues though !
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    gaffa got a reaction from sparky in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    Any reply from Harbour control yet Mal?
     
    With the twin sails being closed for maintenance at the end of the month it makes the air draft displays on both bridges even more critical and definitely a safety concern
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    gaffa got a reaction from Tiddler in Tomorrow - slight window in the weather   
    I'll be out but don't know what time I'll get to Cobbs .
    The wind will drop off in the afternoon so should be quite pleasant.
    I have space if anyone wants to join me and can be flexible on the time.
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    gaffa reacted to Mal Thomas in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    May be the Harbour commissioners can help, I will send them a message.
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    gaffa reacted to Mal Thomas in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    I have just sent the email to Harbour control.
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    gaffa reacted to DPD in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    Spoke to the secretary at Cobbs Quay's Marina today. Hope the Manager can press the right buttons, to get the council to fix AIR DRAFT lights out.
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    gaffa got a reaction from sparky in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    I should have brought it up at tonight's club meeting  but forgot  and Mal wasn't there😕
     
    Totally agree with you Mick Its been faulty for months and seems no-one is interested.
     
    It seems they will be carrying out about 2weeks worth of work on the twin sails bridge at the end of this month a good opportunity to at least get that one sorted .
    The old bridge air drafts then become more critical with the twin sails out of order as it has less clearance to squeeze under.😒
     
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    gaffa reacted to sparky in POOLE BRIDGES AIR DRAFT ....or lack of !   
    Be aware of bridge signs inaccurate or just not working!
    Twin sails going out is correct...........Twin sails coming in is inaccurate by 500mm,  2.4 metre going in , 2.9 metre Holes Bay side!
    Old bridge going out the sign is still NOT WORKING ! That,s been out of action for months now, I assume it is PHC responsibility ?
    WE pay our harbour dues so why are these not being sorted ?
    Who do we contact to complain about this problem, and would the RNLI be able to comment on the matter as it is definitely a safety reason.?
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    gaffa reacted to Tarlach. in The fostered dog   
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    gaffa reacted to Tarlach. in The pearly gates   
    A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates.
    Ahead of him is a guy who’s dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt,
    leather jacket, and jeans.
    Saint Peter addresses this guy, "Who are you, so that I may know
    whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"
    The guy replies, "I’m Joe Cohen, taxi driver, of Noo Yawk City."
    St. Peter consults his list.
    He smiles and says to the taxi driver, "Take this silken robe and
    golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
    The taxi driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff, and it’s the
    minister’s turn.
    He stands erec t and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Calvary
    for the last forty-three years."
    St Peter consults his list.
    He says to the minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and
    Enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
    "Just a minute," says the minister. "That man was a taxi driver, and he
    gets a silken robe and golden staff. How can this be?!"
    "Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter. "While you preached,
    people slept; while he drove, people prayed."
     
     
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    gaffa reacted to plaicemat in Fishing on a boat   
    In my days as a travel agent, I used to have a secretary who loved fish. I had just got back from a week salmon fishing in Scotland and she informed me she liked it very much. I took her a couple of fillets in and she informed me how lucky I was having all this FREE fish.
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    gaffa reacted to Tarlach. in Fishing on a boat   
    Yes it is but, boy does it taste good !!


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    gaffa reacted to Brian in Fishing on a boat   
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    gaffa got a reaction from Maverick in Happy birthday Martin   
    Happy Birthday Martin
    Enjoy your day👍👍
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    gaffa reacted to iansimpson63 in Happy Birthday Ian   
    Thanks very much,I spent the majority of the day assembling Ikea bedroom wardrobe for child no2. Carrie did treat me to steak n chips and a pint at the bakers Arms for lunch.
     
    May have to celebrate fully in Alderney if the weather allows.
     
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    gaffa reacted to iansimpson63 in One for the bird watchers!!   
    Under new EC and Shadow Government guidelines, all Aves are to be gender neutral (can't say birds as this has non-pc links to 1970s description of young female humans) . The young Aves are able to identify with their preferred gender if they so wish.
     
    No pressure should be placed on Aves to conform to stereotypes associated with their birth gender, therefore, terms such as Cock of the roost and old mother (ageist) Hen, should no longer be used. 
     
    Hope that this helps and educates some of the non-pc amongst us.
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    gaffa reacted to Tarlach. in One for the bird watchers!!   
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    gaffa reacted to Powerboat Training UK in Thanks from Poole Lifeboat Station   
    Morning all. I know that a number of you took part in the flounder competition yesterday morning run from Salterns. Thanks for your support and a good amount was raised which is greatly appreciated. Somewhat ironically at 0900 the lifeboat launched to a fishing boat in the harbour entrance with engine failure - not sure whether this boat was taking part in the competition but it seemed somewhat appropriate/ironic! All was fine and the vessel was towed to Fishermans Dock. Also thanks to Salterns for hosting and Poole Dolphins SAC for hosting/arranging.
     
    If there is ever a group of you that would like to visit the Station and get a tour of the new Boathouse you'd be most welcome. If you email Ali O'Neill that co-ordinates these visits then she and her team would be delighted to sort a time/date.  Email visitrnlipoole@yahoo.com
     
    Thanks again

    Paul Glatzel
    Lifeboat Operations Manager
    Poole Lifeboat Station
     
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    gaffa reacted to Maverick in Bob Horne Memorial Flounder Competition   
    And the results are:
     
    1st  - Bobi Francis, Flounder 2lb 15oz
    2nd - Dave Evans, Flounder 2lb 11oz
    3rd - Bob Cocaine, Flounder 2lb 8oz
     
    11 flounders in total weighed 
     
    Well done Bobi
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    gaffa reacted to Reel Wizzard in Bob Horne Memorial Flounder Competition   
    What the h-LL is going on  steak sandwich and bottle of red + fish ? All I got was 2 coffees and a cup a soup + one fish which I was forced to catch myself 🎣😂😂 all Allan did was drown worms.   Only joking Al,atlest we gave it a go,  please note weight loss since fishing on Fishegeale 😂😂 well-done Kevin and crew.
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    gaffa reacted to Maverick in Bob Horne Memorial Flounder Competition   
    Best catch of the day so far
     

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