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How Much?!?!?!?!

25 August 2015 - 09:29 AM

This is just a random post about about barometers - more accurately, how much a Precision Aneroid Barometer (Mk2) costs.

We need them for flying operations - so pilots can check their altimeters and correct them for the surface pressure.

Anywhoo...I've just been told how much one costs (got one to send back to the Met Office - it's faulty).

Here's a pic...have a guess how much they cost...

Let's See Your Best Workplace Views!!

15 August 2015 - 10:11 PM

Hyrule gave me the idea for this thread when he mentioned he liked the views from his office window.

So, come on guys & gals (& Jeebs) - show us your office views!!

I'll kick off with a couple:
1. View from the bridge of the RFA Mounts Bay (in Falmouth)
2. View from the dock on the very same ship

(Apologies if either of them appear sideways lol)

Update To The Language Filters

10 March 2015 - 09:37 AM

Why are words describing peoples sexual preferences considered naughty words?

!Removed! and !Removed! are words in general daily use - so much so that even if someone tries to use them in a derogatory way, it generally fails.

New Towbar...bargain!!

06 March 2015 - 07:08 PM

So, I've just bought a new towbar for the car.  Useful for oiking boats around (I'm a Sea Cadet Instructor, and our heaviest trailered boat is under 500kg - even with a trailer it comes in under 750kg).


Spotted one on ebay at £70, reduced from £198.  Thought the original price was a bit inflated for a no-brand cheap Chinese import, but worth a punt for £70.


The picture on the listing is just a general one that they use on most of their ads so didn't pay any attention to it.  


Well, it arrived today.  Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a Witter towbar, with towball & electrics kit.  Only thing missing was a bypass relay - but picked that up for another £15 after being advised to fit one (messaged them).


Not bad going, eh?!


This is the one:


Microcat Request

02 January 2015 - 06:41 PM

Could somebody with Microcat do me a favour?

I'm trying to find out if there's a part number for a sealing strip.

The part in question is around the top of the front fog light housing.

It's about 50cm long (give or take) and about a 5mm square cross section. I've found a potential replacement on ebay, but the seller reckons it's only 30cm long. And the part numbers on the label aren't yielding any results