Yard Sales in UK

Alec_t

Joined Sep 17, 2013
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Somewhere (Australia?) unwanted items can be left at the kerbside on certain days and anyone is free to help themselves. The local authority clears any left-overs. I wish the UK had that system.
 

atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
4,326
Though Miles and Yards are still the official units for road distances.
As long as you keep using all related to the maritime activity I will be able to deal easily with data.
Drafts, speed, stowage factors, etc make not much sense in metric to me.
 

Ian0

Joined Aug 7, 2020
2,220
The American method of measuring air conditioning in tons baffled me for quite a while! As if the British Thermal Unit isn’t confusing enough!
 

atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
4,326
hi Albert,
The UK went Metric years ago.....;)

I have seen one or two Garden/Yard sales in the Portsmouth area, but mainly Car Boot selling.
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What I actually regret from that change, Eric, is the disappearance of something that sure you know very well: your nautical charts.

They were beautiful!! The metric ones lost their charm.

Failed to keep some for me when quitting ships.
 
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