Sorry Barny - you got caught up in a private joke. Elsewhere in cyberspace I own and operate a similar forum to this one based in NZ. I occasionally drop in here as a chance to let off steam and be myself a bit more than I can there (as the owner /operator and chief salesman I have to hold my tongue now and then, maybe that's why I come across as a grumpy old man here!).
My boat and login there is Squid, Gmac is a regular and much appreciated contributor and we all know his boat is named Suburban Reptile and is badly in need of a paint
But Octopus and Squid are pretty cool animals
. I chose the name as my boat shunts rather than tacks or gybes and a squid is the only thing I know of in the ocean that goes in both directions.
My apologies to other users and thanks for your indulgence.