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  2. philmayfield

    How's your day?

    The only fish I'm ever successful in catching is mackerel. I feel like its it's cheating a bit because it takes no skill and it's just too easy!
  3. Beekay

    How's your day?

    More power to your elbow mate ! May your rod always have a bend.
  4. denshaw

    Growing up in Bilborough

    Did Barbara used to work in the Quorn pub?
  5. philmayfield

    How's your day?

    I’ve got a croquet set BK. Another of the things that seemed a good idea at the time but never went any further. I must hire a skip, there’s so much junk to get rid of!
  6. Beekay

    How's your day?

    Don't think you'll catch much on your lawn Phil. Have you ever considered bowling?
  7. catfan

    Growing up in Bilborough

    Spoke to my sister & Barbara is alive & well she is living Haydn Road area of Nottm. She lost her husband a TV repair man ? My sister sees Barbara often
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  9. catfan

    Growing up in Bilborough

    I will ask my sister she might know. !
  10. philmayfield

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Yes, you can’t buy two stroke outboard motors now, except for certain commercial users, due to emissions. They had much better performance when compared to the power to weight ratios of four strokes. I do have a 15’ boat with a 90hp two stroke which I bought on eBay about four years ago. I’ve never got round to putting it in the water but the engine runs up beautifully in a large water tank. I bet it’s good for around 40 knots which feels like 80 on the water! Too old for such excitement now!
  11. catfan

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Also they will never satisfy EU pollution laws either.
  12. Ayupmeducks

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Rumours say they will bring it back this year to assist their electric car. I found this out while doing a search for Mazda rotary engine.
  13. philmayfield

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Being a car freak I did have a test drive in an RX8 a few years back. It was impressive but I couldn’t pluck up the courage to buy one. There are rumours of an RX9 so they haven’t necessarily given up on the idea. I would imagine the patents on the Wankel engine are long expired but no other manufacturer has produced anything. The principle is sound but fuel economy and rotor seals have got to be much improved.
  14. Ayupmeducks

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Here's a lover of Mazda's rotary engines and his input. https://www.quora.com/Why-wasnt-Mazdas-rotary-engine-successful
  15. Ayupmeducks

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Mazda finished with the rotary engine in 2012.
  16. Rob.L

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Mazda seem to like it though, as they’ve persisted with the RX range. Not the best for fuel economy, and as I’ve been told, once started, you shouldn’t switch off until the engine is fully warmed-up to prevent premature wear on the rotor seals.
  17. philmayfield

    How's your day?

    My trout fishing career has been a total failure. I had a casting lesson on Rutland Water and my hook impaled on the back of my hand. I bought a Greys rod and the tip section snapped off on my first cast on Ladybower. I fished Lock Awe from a boat around ten times and I’ve never had a single bite. The last time the line got caught around the propellor of the outboard and had to be cut off. Not giving up I’ve just bought a new line and I’m going to have a final go. The closest waters are Notts Fly Fishers at Gibsmere or Trinity Lakes at Thurgarton but I think it’s ‘dead man’s shoes’ to get into those clubs. Perhaps Colwick or Rutland again. I’ve got plenty of room to practice casting on the grass so I think I’ll start there - once my sprained wrist has healed!
  18. Beekay

    Keep One Drop One

    Down Periscope.
  19. Alpha

    Growing up in Bilborough

    Catfan, many thanks for your kind response. Do you know what happened to Barbara? Did her family finally emigrate to Canada?
  20. IAN123.

    Why?

    So well put Graham.
  21. Stavertongirl

    Keep One Drop One

    Screwed Down
  22. Beekay

    Keep One Drop One

    Archimedes Screw.
  23. Stavertongirl

    Song Association

    She’s Leaving Home ... Beatles
  24. Stavertongirl

    Keep One Drop One

    Screw Up
  25. catfan

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Old wives tale meowed !
  26. catfan

    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Weren't the rotor seals naff.?
  27. I Still Call Australia Home - Peter Allen
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