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  1. RumPunch

    I Want A Sign

    But if you don't get them alongside she'll never bear
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    Roadworks Affecting The Broads 2018

    The roadworks are on the roundabout outside the brickmakers pub, overnight from 19:00 all this week. You can go round the ring road on traffic lights, but not turn up Wroxham road or down towards the City.
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    Ropes Come Loose

    The loose boat was highlighted - maybe not by more traditional means, but in the modern social media environment was the way it was done so wrong ? Yes I have secured loose boats in the past, even boarded and pumped out one that was in danger of sinking due to rain water, but if I were solo motoring, especially in a wind, I may not have opportunity to stop and assist AND I may not know the name of the yard to call them - so social media would get the message across. Yes - OK so I could call Broads Control too.......
  4. RumPunch

    No. 1 When You Were Born...

    Look you, Boyo - it'd be The Green Green Grass of Home
  5. RumPunch

    Boat Security

    Battery PIR alarm with text messaging
  6. RumPunch

    Roadworks Affecting The Broads 2018

    Nearly back to Rackheath northbound last night !
  7. Someone needs to throw a few ton of grass seed on the Somme like landscape at the A140 junction - the verges at the bottom by the new road itself are sprouting nicely and were obviously done, but as you come off at the airport slip it's still a scene of desolation in the cleared areas.
  8. I’ve got a self draining cockpit
  9. I've just been reading about the proposed work on the YBW forum.... more interesting opinions
  10. RumPunch

    Horsey Mere

    I think you may be partially right. If you look at the Tithe map ( 1840 ) , maybe there were actually two staithes
  11. RumPunch

    Almost A Disaster

    Decided that as I was at a loose end I'd motor the boat down to How Hill from Barton, have a cuppa and a chill, and motor back. Trusty Honda starts first pull, and off I go, wondering as I get onto the broad what the new island is in the middle. Turns out the Punt Club piles have attracted a raft of reeds / rubbish. Anyhow, make good progress, past Irstead, left then up to the next big right. Decide to throttle back.... and the engine is no longer trusty. It gives up. There I am, mudweighted up, right on the bend ( bilge keeled so dare not risk trying to get close to the bank ) It absolutely refuses to restart. In desperation I put the genoa up, but there's so little wind it's taking 15mins for about 50 yds ! I rang the Broads Desk for advice, and they were helpful with suggesting recovery firms & sympathetic, but I was resigned to limping to How Hill and mooring up, probably in the dark by the time I'd get there. I kept trying the engine on and off, and then, after about an hour it started. What a relief ! Kept it running at a reasonable pace and went straight back to my mooring - I didn't dare touch the throttle. Sure enough, as soon as I reached the boatyard and went to reduce speed it died again, but I'd timed it just right and coasted into my berth. Guess I'll be stripping the carb down !
  12. RumPunch

    Farnborough Airshow

    I'm very much an aircraft enthusiast. Ex RAF and now in commercial aviation (those annoying helicopters you get over the Broads ) Had trade tickets one year which was an interesting slant on Farnborough
  13. RumPunch

    Powerfile - Good Tool For Boat Building And Maintenance

    Had one years - that and the vibrating multi tools ( stop it ! ) are just so adaptable. Used to use air powered power files in the RAF for metal work - save so much time in skilled hands ( mind you I do remember one lad looking like he was making a relief map of a mountain range out of a panel
  14. RumPunch

    Who’s Dropped What In The Broads ?

    Managed to walk off the bank one night with my laptop in a rucksack. It took a few weeks to fully dry out but it did recover - unlike my mobile phone
  15. RumPunch

    Stern Mooring With Outboard

    Looking on the database your boat used to be able to - what happened to the 'lockers'

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