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Old 01-15-2017, 02:38 PM   #101
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A little thread drift since the subject of Heraldry has come up.

Back in the sixties my Dad's best friend owned a restaurant called The English Pub on Key Biscayne. He used a symbol that looked a lot like the Royal Coat of Arms of the U.K.

This got him a cease and desist letter from an official of the British government. After an exchange of many letters escalating to legal threats on the part of the British government, my Dad's friend pointed out that the Royal Coat of Arms had a Unicorn on it and his had a Monocorn. What's the difference you and the British government ask?

It's simple, a unicorn horn has a clockwise spiral and a monocorn horn has a counter clockwise spiral.

At this point the Brits figured out he was having fun with them and gave up.
The British government then is obviously easier than Wayne Huizenga. While I do respect companies needs to protect names and trademarks, I was told and then read about Blockbuster going after Buster Block's Pizza when they opened, I believe in Hollywood, FL years ago. That was a case Blockbuster never could have won so straight bullying. Unfortunately the owner of Buster Block's was stubborn and rather than take the free publicity and do a name change which would have hit all local newspapers decided to fight, spent all his money (I think $50,000) on legal fees, then closed the restaurant as he didn't have money to continue it. Guess though Buster Block's got the last laugh.
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:06 PM   #102
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Ahh, your new Lion Rampant from you trip through Loch Ness? I have been trying to find a small one for the bow sprit but almost impossible to find in New Orleans! .
Looks great Pilou!
Thank you !

Good looking flags & name on your boat, I like that, thanks for posting the pic.

My Scottish Lion flag was made by Kelvin Hughes Ltd, a world leader intelligence company in border, airport, base, harbour, battlefield security & protection, uav & drone detection !

Yes I bought it last October at General Chandlery, Caley Marina, Canal Road, Inverness, IV3 8NF, Scotland.
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But however because you deserve it more than I do, PM me a postal address (street or PO box), I would be glad to ship it for your boat by mail, of course flag & shipping for free, no business here.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:18 PM   #103
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That is SO kind. Thank you so much for the offer however it is yours and a memorial to your trip. Please keep it. I will get one from the link you provided.
By the way, wasn't Kelvin Hughes the originator of commercial satellite systems? I thought that was how KVH was born. I may be completely wrong.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:01 AM   #104
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That is SO kind. Thank you so much for the offer however it is yours and a memorial to your trip. Please keep it. I will get one from the link you provided.
By the way, wasn't Kelvin Hughes the originator of commercial satellite systems? I thought that was how KVH was born. I may be completely wrong.
McGilliCuddy, if I may highjack, you are confusing Kelvin Hughes Ltd with Hughes Aircraft Company.

In addition to being a world leader company in intelligence, detection, protection and security, also Kelvin Hughes Ltd is a world leader in manufacturing numerous marine navigation systems and possesses complete mastery in tactical displays - even electronic and paper charts - which can provide any solution for any naval platform from largest ships - Queen Mary II, among many others - to specialized equipments for strategic submarines.

Now dealing with Saab - Saab transponder division - in a OEM business link, Kelvin Hughes is supplying both Automatic Information Systems (AIS) and Voyage Data Recorders (VDR), as part of its fully compliant integrated bridge systems (IBS). Their specialized integrated bridges for navigation and security surveillance systems are recognized worldwide.

Kelvin Hughes was not the originator of commercial satellite systems, but was the first COMMERCIAL radar system manufacturer in 1946/47.

The originator of commercial satellite systems was a joint-venture between AT&T and Bell in 1962. But in 1960s, U.S. Navy already tracked U.S. submarines with satellite navigation. And in 1964, Hughes Aircraft Company launched a geosynchronous communications satellite which was leased by the US Department of Defense.

We must remember in mid 2000, President Clinton ordered that the intentional degrading of the civilian Global Positioning System signal be discontinued which made GPS more responsive to civil and commercial users worldwide therefore GPS improved signal brought instant benefit to millions GPS users. Warm thanks to the US for this.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:38 AM   #105
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That is SO kind. Thank you so much for the offer however it is yours and a memorial to your trip. Please keep it. I will get one from the link you provided.
By the way, wasn't Kelvin Hughes the originator of commercial satellite systems? I thought that was how KVH was born. I may be completely wrong.

Sorry I forgot to mention the good Scottish origins of Kelvin Hughes, Glasgow based where many of the greatest ships were built.

Please check this link to "Saint Just", one of their old test vessel. This beauty was built for Kelvin Hughes and now back in Scotland, registered on National Register of Historic Vessels (NRHV).

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Great website by the way. Brought back many memories.
All ships I sailed on in the 70's had Kelvin Hughes radars, including the first color radar I saw. I attended the radar school in Gourock on the Clyde as part of my Second Mates ticket in 1975.
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Back in the sixties my Dad's best friend owned a restaurant called The English Pub on Key Biscayne. He used a symbol that looked a lot like the Royal Coat of Arms of the U.K.
Fondly remember the English Pub although I only ate there once that I recall. It was a favorite of my parents. We used to vacation at Key Biscayne every year from the early 50's to the early 60's. It was quite a beautiful place back then with the southern end of the island being a coconut grove and a lighthouse on the southern end. We used to walk to the lighthouse from the Key Biscayne Motel. It breaks my heart to see Key Biscayne today.
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