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  2. 40something

    Wanted.aquafibre 38

    Good news for the next owner though, that engine alone has got to be 10k fitted.
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  4. Wussername

    Monte Carlo Or Bust!

    Be careful. The bounders hospitality at the meet has unfortunately given me gout. Andrew
  5. quo vadis

    Groupon Warning.

    Buyer beware
  6. ScrumpyCheddar

    Groupon Warning.

    Wowcher are the same.... there terms and conditions are a joke giving you stupid when and where times to go..... there’s always a catch.... think your getting a bargin when your not.... I suppose you get what you pay for....
  7. Broads01

    Monte Carlo Or Bust!

    Sounds like you're having a great time Vaughan. How is Monte Carlo? Are you on board until Tuesday? I'm coming up to Norwich on Sunday with Mrs Broads01 for 2 nights in Premier Inn then boat from Richardsons on Tuesday pm. I don't know if our paths will cross but it would be good to say hello.
  8. finny

    Bow Thrusters

    Great news Ray at the end of the day its what works for you Hamptons on a breezy day can be an hand full when mooring - making your boating experience more easier is a no brainer finny
  9. Philosophical

    No Greasy Spoon At Acle? Broads Briefing.

    Correct, the unjoined dots would have led to a statement that boats in the 3 rivers race do contribute in addition to all the tourism benefits..
  10. Jayfire

    Car Is Packed...

    You can keep your royal wedding and pretty dresses but a visit to St Benets and a trip up to Coltishall has got me jealous
  11. Ricardo

    No Greasy Spoon At Acle? Broads Briefing.

    Eh ? I said the beccles swim doesn't contribute to the nav budget , I'm pretty sure all my ducks are in a row on this one .
  12. Philosophical

    No Greasy Spoon At Acle? Broads Briefing.

    Sorry Ricardo you didn't quite join all the dots; the Beccles swim event does not contribute to the navigation budget, whereas each of the boats in the 3 rivers race will have paid a Broads toll.
  13. Ricardo

    No Greasy Spoon At Acle? Broads Briefing.

    Clearly a case of double standards , how many work boats are left on public moorings for longer that 24 hrs the one at somerleyton that was working at herring fleet was there 3 days in the last bank holiday same with the reed cutter at beccles on a demasting mooring , one rule for them another for us boaters , there's the case of the swim in beccles too when BA gave up public moorings for those that don't actually contribute to the navigation budget , the 3 rivers race is a event that surely helps tourism in certain areas something BA are pushing to promote n the feel this is a total slap in the face for the even n shameful of BA for the sake of one day
  14. JennyMorgan

    No Greasy Spoon At Acle? Broads Briefing.

    Interesting comment regarding both Acle & dredging here: http://www.thebroadsblog.co.uk/2018/05/for-many-years-now-we-have-run-guard.html
  15. MBA Marine

    Wanted.aquafibre 38

    She is beautiful, some of my finest work in there, its a bit sad to see it up for sale. The owner bought as Price of Moonlight direct from Herbert Woods and spent a fortune on the refit work, did not like the old BMC so had a new Nanni fitted with more HP then never really used the boat, I never saw it out of his doc!
  16. ChrisB

    Rnli Online Shop

    On my phone so had to reproduce by screen print.
  17. ChrisB

    Rnli Online Shop

  18. JennyMorgan

    No Greasy Spoon At Acle? Broads Briefing.

    Paul, I do have thoughts on the issue of governance. No doubts whatsoever that Dr John needs to be called to account or at least brought to heel.
  19. Hi Just had a thought you may like to know what the abbreviation are, Lead Acid= leisure/starter two lead plates in sulphuric acid. A G M=Absorbent Glass Fibre the same as Gel batteries can be laid on their side cannot be fast charged and NOT suitable for engine starting L F P=Lithium is expensive but needs careful charging. NiFe= the old accumulator battery lasts forever but does need topping up with distilled water as it gases if fast charged also heavy and tall only come in 1.2 volts so need you need nine for a 12 volt system but cheapest in long run 30 yrs plus ideal for electric propulsion ( how long will you keep your boat) that's why lead acid often works best for most people) cheap to buy little maintenance can be fast charged above the ten amp rate with little harm last 5yrs + with care if connected like this. John
  20. FairTmiddlin

    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Would make sense to take your test in Norfolk.I know they say "If you can learn to drive in London you can drive anywhere". But I found London driving is just concentration that is needed, no different than any city it's just having that concentration. And a bit of spatial awareness. Driving in say Norwich is geting just as congested now, so cannot see the difference. As for the 7 series bit too much of a tank for London, need something nippy, but small enough to park easily.
  21. JennyMorgan

    Rnli Online Shop

    I read the RNLI press release with interest. Not sure that a naked lady with a mans head printed on a mug constitutes hard-core porn but there we go! The unauthorised use of a lifeboat, yes, I do understand and support the RNLI's action on that one if only because had a 'shout' occured whilst she was at sea, and short handed, then the boat's operational capability would have been compromised.
  22. NeilB

    Wanted.aquafibre 38

    Some were built by Cheeseman Rollo on the Thames, late 70,s / early 80's. Had 2 where I worked and I think Bridge Boats in reading had a couple. No idea where the EBay one comes from but I think it has the same dashboard and throttle as the Cheeseman Rollo boats, they had BMC 1.8's as well. One of them sank in Windsor with water about a foot above the cockpit floor, I was one of the 2 people who raised it. Oddly enough I'm pretty sure it was Vaughan who drove the crane from Staines to Datchet to lift it out the water ! Was back on hire the following week.
  23. Philosophical

    Rnli Online Shop

    What happened to the RNLI burgees?
  24. Philosophical

    Bow Thrusters

    IMHO however "good" we feel we are about boat control, circumstances too often change mid maneuver (usually wind gusting or the wind you were relying on failing but often other boats) worst case being a change after the point of "no return" In those cases a bow thruster is a useful tool and can save the situation. It can also maake life easier in giving the bow a "quick flick" to assist in docking.
  25. Ray

    Bow Thrusters

    It's decided! We are going ahead, it's booked for 4th June! I'm actually really excited about it, we love the boat and of course the broads in general so anything that keeps us on the water, not to mention the added confidence in the trickier moorings, is worth every penny. Again I have to thank you great group of people for your advice and input and special thanks to Alan for a great recommendation
  26. Philosophical

    Groupon Warning.

    I think your complaint should be directed towards the organisers/administrators of Groupon. if one of their nominated participants has not followed the rules then Groupon is responsible as their name is on the voucher..
  27. Today I drove a section of the NDR outside "my known navigational waters" and I have to agree with an earlier comment: unless;: Norwich, Yarmouth or the Airport are your destination or part of your route, the road signing is appallingly lacking
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