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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 9:17am
Simplest solution is flywheel stored energy and wind up spring drive, flywheel drive at first glance looks good, gyro energy needs sorting.
Flow batteries look to be the future, only requiring water and rust.
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My neighbours were a very traditional farming family. They lived a very long and happy life within a 20 mile radius of home. I remember a conversation with the head of the house when he told me that "I am not from round here", he was born 5 miles up the lane!

We need to combine new tech transport with some major changes to where we live our lives
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 10:14am
Well, suspect the very polluting cruise ships will be seeing a reduction in custom, anyway!
Lots of unemployed cabaret artists looking for jobs in McDonalds though!

UK holidays will be popular until we get a crappy summer, then airlines will see a boost again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 10:43am
Will be surprised if mass travel resumes until steps are put in place to prevent a recurrence, we can't have this happen again, will be even more surprised if there is any help for airlines and cruise lines.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 12:49pm
Air ticket prices will go up, so much refunds and what competition there was for runway will be taken out of the market.

My mates just been made redundant from Gatwick... no furlonging, straight up, we can't afford the payroll.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 1:07pm
I've just cancelled a sailing holiday that I'd booked for later this year. I can't see all of the travel companies or airlines surviving so things are going to be turning complicated to say the least.
Even if it's sorted, there'll likely be so many restrictions that impact on how holidays are run that it'll just feel less like a break and more like a regimented event. 
With other countries behind the curve, you just know that strict travel restrictions will be in place as a minimum so even if the UK is clear, I don't think we'll be going anywhere further than the UK before the end of this year.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 1:22pm
Money not being spent on foreign holidays, at the least money will be in the form of savings, which banks will invest, money will also be spent on UK recreation. I believe people are going to want to do something different, RYA needs to think about this, perhaps national advertising.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 1:36pm
Agreed there 423, the UK should be in line for a huge boost when restrictions are lifted....bet there won't be a campsite/hote/caravan to be had :-) .... trouble is, will people have the confidence to go away and comfortably mix with others? Could fear be the problem that the industry needs to conquer?
Anyway, with us housebound and an international shortage of condoms, maybe it's the places that can adapt to being more 'family friendly' are the ones that will truly blossom http://https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/global-condom-shortage-coronavirus-shuts-down-production
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 20 at 1:43pm
After a lifetime of flying all over the world for work, I was already enjoying not having to sit in airports.

The Peak District is a lot like Tuscany, just without all the grief of travel.

Let's get all sailing clubs digging out that unused visitor championship cup and restart the local series that used to get clubs working together

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A30 going to need widening.
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