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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    They have had them for decades... good idea I think
    Yeah, long time. But the concept of the box of magic moonbeams being deliberately run into ice,,,,,,,, Was never too happy with the underwater way of surfacing through it either.

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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon nan Gruagach View Post
    Asda: every little counts.
    Yup and its great that people like Miss Thunberg are prepared to stand up and take the flak from the old whiners. Good one.

  3. #33
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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon nan Gruagach View Post
    Asda: every little counts.
    Have you ever flown?
    Possibly more CO2 from a flight than most of your sailing through your life?
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    We see that the Department for Transport are going to look into emissions from yachts.

    What could possibly be more urgent and important than that? *

    * insert sarcasm emoji here.

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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    In 1979 a climate catastrophe was 100% guaranteed, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth by the Monbiots and other hysterical doomsday cultists.
    As an impressionable teenager, I uncritically believed the grave, finger-wagging eco-fanatics on telly, and the widespread photos showing my home town of London, hundreds of feet underwater, with prominent landmarks poking out of the water.

    I took it to heart, as the young do, and started working and living on board a variety of motley vessels, awaiting the apocalypse.
    I'm still on board, waiting..

  6. #36
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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    We see that the Department for Transport are going to look into emissions from yachts.

    What could possibly be more urgent and important than that? *

    * insert sarcasm emoji here.
    Emissions from yachts?
    Must refer to the consequences of too many beers and fray bentos?

  7. #37
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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Did the industry "volunteer " or was if forced on you by the IMO?.... (actually I know the answer)



    But that is thread drift.
    We as boat owners are about to face more regulations because St Greta and her likes have suddenly thought to focus on something that really is of no consequence in the overall scheme of things.
    What is your problem with reviewing boat emissions? And why not reduce the rate if environmental damage?
    The elderly have no right to continue to cause excessive damage to the environment that will seriously damage the young who will have to live with it.

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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Simples,
    It is a lot of effort to address something of no consequence. In short a waste of money and effort.
    There are some
    80,000 motor boats
    40000 yachts
    46000 power boats
    31000 canal boats
    40000 jet skis.
    230000 in all, most of which spend all month stationary

    and 38000000 vehicles.... most of which are driven each day.


    Like the sainted Greta, it smacks of a publicity stunt.

    How much emissions are attributable to other hobbies such as driving to the mountains for a spot of hill walking..
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

  9. #39
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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Team Malizia is a publicity stunt! And its working!!

    841nm to go, bit of bumpy weather ahead. Latest instagram posts show great sailing.

  10. #40
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    Default Re: Thank St Greta for saving us

    Quote Originally Posted by dunedin View Post
    What is your problem with reviewing boat emissions? And why not reduce the rate if environmental damage?
    The elderly have no right to continue to cause excessive damage to the environment that will seriously damage the young who will have to live with it.
    Tomahawk has given a full answer so far as vehicle emissions is concerned but all this pales into insignificance compared with the huge numbers of coal fired power stations in China, India, Poland, etc. Not to mention coke production for steel making, refinery cat crackers and many other major sources of CO2.
    Answers to some technical queries at new website http://coxeng.co.uk

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