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Robin & Brexit

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Robin & Brexit

Unread postby tex » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:35 pm

Man has Robin been through it. He comes to the US, spends his money on boats & health care, then his income takes a big hit from the Pound devaluation, he sells out, moves back to the UK, gets into another boat, the Pound takes another hit, and then comes more than 2.5 years of Brexit turmoil with no end in sight.

Finally yesterday, Dec. 12, 2019 (a day that will live in infamy), Boris Johnson and the Brexit vote are finally given the majority thrust to get the job done. It ain’t over yet, but people are now talking about the positives of Brexit for the UK.

Robin....perhaps your years of sailing into the fog is actually clearing!

P.S. When ya coming back?
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Re: Robin & Brexit

Unread postby Robin » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:05 am

tex wrote:Source of the post Man has Robin been through it. He comes to the US, spends his money on boats & health care, then his income takes a big hit from the Pound devaluation, he sells out, moves back to the UK, gets into another boat, the Pound takes another hit, and then comes more than 2.5 years of Brexit turmoil with no end in sight.

Finally yesterday, Dec. 12, 2019 (a day that will live in infamy), Boris Johnson and the Brexit vote are finally given the majority thrust to get the job done. It ain’t over yet, but people are now talking about the positives of Brexit for the UK.

Robin....perhaps your years of sailing into the fog is actually clearing!

P.S. When ya coming back?



I wouldn't swap BOJO for the crazed clown you have even though I'm no BOJO fan at all but will give him a chance to keep campaign promises. Brexit to me, having only ever worked for mainland European companies, was crazy but only time will tell which side lied least. At least UK/USA exchange rates no longer matter so much to us and we get 'free' healthcare and free prescriptions too as oldies. We are around $18000 a year better off having dropped all the health insurance supplements in the USA, even though they still deduct for Medicare until we get round to cancelling that too.

Warmer winters might be nicer but our Eberspacher diesel blown air and 1000w fan heaters mange just fine. Strong (60mph) winter winds have been a real pain needing bow and stern thrusters once to get T back on board having done the dhobi for the week. Mind you $500 to fill the diesel tanks hurt a bit, at $1.20/litre tax free for non propulsion use! We have an excellent electric blanket on our bed for snuggling on cold nights (we have had frost twice so far this winter).

We are currently keeping Raymarine/FLIR in business with new electronics going in and local upholsterer too when/if he ever gets round to our jobs.

HAPPY CHRISSY AND NEW YEAR TO YOU LOT, We will be thinking of you
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)
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Re: Robin & Brexit

Unread postby scallywag » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:48 pm

Glad to hear from you. Glad you are doing well.

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Re: Robin & Brexit

Unread postby tex » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:58 pm

Well Robin: You’re “in” Brexit now. Just wondering what differences you noticed. Have you broken out with a bad case of butt furunkles? Have the pints become half-pints? Tides changed at all?
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Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:09 am
Your Vessel Info: We live on a 40ft 1986 Birchwood TS37 which has been updated twin 260hp Yanmar diesels. Semi displacement shallow keel, 15kts cruise, 20kts WOT.
Location: Island harbour, Cowes, Isle of Wght, UK
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Re: Robin & Brexit

Unread postby Robin » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:34 pm

tex wrote:Source of the post Well Robin: Your “in” Brexit now. Just wondering what differences you noticed. Have you broken out with a bad case of butt furunkles? Have the pints become half-pints? Tides changed at all?


Personally I think Brexit sucks, but no changes will occur until 2021 so other than recriminations nothing visible. L like Germany, nobody admits to voting for Hitler

Having worked all my working life for large European mainland companies I am worried about trade deals elsewhere especially from known deal 'welshers' (sorry if that offends some) Boating wise a weekend booze cruise to France will now be like it was years ago, clear customs on return with less cargo or hidden better. :lol:

getting through winter is more of a priority right now, just had two named storms, Ciara and Dennis treat us to a months worth of rain in 2 days and 100mph winds, but stleast no snow and rare frost, most mornings min around 40F max day up to 60 even, thanks to southerly wind flows.
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)

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