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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    No chance. Referring to boats by their length is a fad that has had its day. We'll be reverting to Thames Measurement.
    I'm glad to hear it. An alternative might be the number of of oars, or better still, guns.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  2. #42
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by dunedin View Post
    We will need to use whatever Washington DC wants us to use.
    Particularly if the dotty POTUS decides to buy ex-Great Britain, as Greenland is not available.
    Sorry but that's rubbish. Even the US academic, science, and medical communities only use metric. It's got nothing to do with Washington, or Trump.

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by elton View Post
    Sorry but that's rubbish. Even the US academic, science, and medical communities only use metric. It's got nothing to do with Washington, or Trump.
    Sometimes the science community uses both, with less than stellar results.

    https://www.simscale.com/blog/2017/1...rbiter-metric/

  4. #44
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    As long as boats continue to be sold in feet I will be content.
    I have a metric, French, boat.
    Cynical Scottish very nearly retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by elton View Post
    (...)Even the US academic, science, and medical communities only use metric. It's got nothing to do with Washington, or Trump.
    I'd be surprised if Trump has any knowledge of academic, scientific or medical matters.
    "Brexit: like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

  6. #46
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN FANTASTIC View Post
    We will keep the SI Units. Absolutely NO yards, feet and inches.
    Except when reporting heights?
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Neither a Remainer or a Leaver be. Hoping for the best but planning for the worst✔️

  7. #47
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    I have a metric, French, boat.
    Not a Benetau Oceanis I would guess.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    I have a metric, French, boat.
    Collaborator!

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    I have a metric, French, boat.
    You might try to trade it in for a good old British MAB. Plenty of those looking for a new owner.

  10. #50
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    Default Re: Metric units post Brexit

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    I have a metric, French, boat.
    Is it a beneteau 30/31/36/37/38/39/40?.........
    French boats are always in metric?

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