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Mar 16th 2018, 6:33 pm
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Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

We have one for our F-350, the good is it keeps whatever you have in the back dry and relatively secure, the bad obviously is you have height limitations.
I forget the price it was ordered to match...
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2018, 12:41 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By ottotheboar

Delays in trucks for containers

Just spoke with my agent to schedule a container to the UK and he informed me that due to the new electronic log books fitted to trucks from January 1st 2018 there is now roughly a two week wait to...
Forum: USA
Mar 8th 2018, 12:34 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 13,186
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: British food

The basic difference between British and most European sausage is they usually contain around 15% rusk.
Rusk is generally not available in the USA, I asked our butcher about it and he had never...
Feb 20th 2018, 12:41 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,772
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

The " squirrel cage " heaters on the Series 2 /2A Rovers are truly worthless.

The Series 3 and Defender heaters are not bad.

I did see a picture of a Rover with a small woodstove fitted, it was...
Feb 13th 2018, 11:14 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,076
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Selling car in FL

If the vehicle has not been on the road for some time check it actually exists in the national database.
I bought a motorcycle in Richmond from the widow of the owner who spent a lot of time...
Feb 12th 2018, 12:30 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,076
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Selling car in FL

In the event of the owner being deceased I have found the Abandoned Vehicle Process quite often works. Most states have a version of this.
I agree the DMV varies state by state sometimes with...
Jan 31st 2018, 12:11 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,772
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

A friend in Ford Development told me the V10 was produced as Dodge had one in the Viper and truck, it is a "modular" engine so adding two cylinders to a V8 was relatively easy.
The Ford diesels...
Jan 30th 2018, 12:32 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,772
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

If anyone wants a diesel Cummins Repower offers the 2.8 turbo diesel new in the crate with all ancillaries for $8999.
It is supposedly a great engine used all over the world, a friend is fitting one...
Jan 25th 2018, 8:07 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,643
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Anyone making their own pork pies / sausages ?

The seasonings I ordered from Tongmaster in the UK arrived today.
Will be doing Cumberland and Pork and Apple sausage this weekend.
Jan 25th 2018, 4:13 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,772
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

Correct I tend to favor the more obscure models.
A friend of mine in Saudi had a bronze one and rolled it missing a camel on the " Christian Highway " that goes around Mecca, it sustained very...
Jan 25th 2018, 1:06 pm
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Views: 442,772
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

Do not see many of these around, I asked the owner if he would sell it and he is thinking about it.
Jan 25th 2018, 12:56 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,643
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Anyone making their own pork pies / sausages ?

According to the Cornish Pasty Association they contain chopped beef skirt, potatoes, swede and onion.
I imagine you can stick whatever you want in it and call it a pasty, I have a few more I have...
Jan 23rd 2018, 12:40 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,643
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Anyone making their own pork pies / sausages ?

I have been to a couple of similar places as you say it is what the customers want.
I was given some pasties last week, the pastry was good and I tried a pork and apple, I have no idea what the...
Jan 19th 2018, 12:31 pm
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Views: 442,772
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

We have an operation similar to what you have in mind. We ship container loads of motorcycles to the UK and use the pounds to buy spare parts in the UK and ship them to the USA.
Regarding cars we...
Jan 18th 2018, 3:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Importing from the UK

The fees are for a vehicle over 25 years old. Under 25 is a much more complicated and expensive process.
Before the vehicle arrives you will need to complete the HS2 form and state it is over 25...
Jan 18th 2018, 12:33 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,772
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

Very anecdotal but when we pick up a car from the docks we never see many British cars at the terminals.
There is traffic both ways definitely, most of the European exporters have an agent in the...
Jan 18th 2018, 11:20 am
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Importing from the UK

Using RORO into Baltimore you will need a customs broker, a guide for the costs is as follows;

Submitting entry to Homeland Security $175
Importer security filing (ISF) ...
Jan 17th 2018, 3:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Container Insurance

We self load and pack so the 4% we pay on the invoice is the only figure I have.
To avoid listing everything do you have the option of insuring only the high value items.
Jan 17th 2018, 1:04 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,643
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Anyone making their own pork pies / sausages ?

Just had an order from Tongmaster mailed yesterday, I found Butchers Sundries very good when mailing to a UK address.
Jan 17th 2018, 1:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Container Insurance

We pay around 4% of the invoice value.
If you are self packing any claim may well be denied.
The shipping lines are difficult to deal with in the event of a claim in my experience nobody will...
Jan 15th 2018, 2:03 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,643
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Anyone making their own pork pies / sausages ?

On Amazon the two main suppliers will not ship to the USA but on ebayUK they will however Tongmaster charges around four pounds shipping and Butchers Sundries charges around fifty pounds for 250...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2018, 1:59 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,426
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Advice on moving from UK to North Virginia / Washington D.C.

Could you give a more exact location as Northern Virginia (NOVA is the usual term) and Washington DC covers a huge area.
Jan 10th 2018, 1:18 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,643
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Anyone making their own pork pies / sausages ?

Rusk does make a difference, the home made recipe of baking bread slices at low temperature and crushing them is not the same.
I am no lover of sage down here they put in in all sausages our butcher...
Jan 10th 2018, 1:13 pm
Replies: 580
Views: 56,855
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Fitness...do you?

I have a friend who is mostly vegan, will not eat any prepared food makes everything from scratch herself.
Around every two weeks she says her body tells her she needs meat and will eat organic...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2018, 1:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Skiing near Washington DC

Two ski places near us not a million miles from you are Massanutten and Wintergreen, Massanutten has an indoor water park if you have younger ones and a buffet restaurant. Wintergreen is surrounded...
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