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  1. The Broads Is Not A National Park!

    JohnK, JM, Paladin, rightsaidfred, Batrabill et al. I, for one, have been grateful to read the differing views and I hope the sometimes heated exchanges have not caused any lasting friction. One thing we can be sure of, the issue of NP status will not be allowed to disappear by those who fear what will happen if full NP status is ever awarded. However, none of us are getting any younger and, if navigation is to remain protected, the ‘watch’ must be continued by those who hopefully have many boating years ahead of them. For that reason it is a good thing that these threads run and long debate follows as folk can then try and make up their own minds accordingly. Whichever side of the fence you are on, or even if you are sitting firmly on the middle of it, someone will be grateful for your input. If you find it all too boring, there is always the Today’s Jokes section.
  2. His And Hers Boat Reviews?

    Bet I know a boatyard you won’t be going to if you intend to solo helm! There are still so many boats for you to do blogs on Robin, your public is waiting................. (Certainly would be an idea for Shiela to get in on the act too, his ‘n hers reviews - what a great idea Helen.)
  3. Broads Hotel

    Keep up Grendel, there already is a Roy’s Garage! But your ideas of a hotel and boatyard might just complete the picture.
  4. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    I would eventually have done that having got one or two of the guys going. Trouble is engines and batteries take priority! And they know they can’t do without us anyway so the battle is won. Better keep this thread on track before we’re banned.
  5. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    I think Robin went back to his priorites Helen, either that or he felt on shaky ground.
  6. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    But then Robin you will end up with grubby wrinkled clothes and a messy house. You see, those are the little chores we girls happily (?) do for you guys. So it could be you that loses out eventually.
  7. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    No short planks in our garage Alan!
  8. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Robin - gender has everything to do with it! It’s the only excuse we girls have to avoid having to get involved in things we don’t want to. My husband likes to make things work again, we have a garage full of things which he intends to make work again. One day!
  9. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    And potentially a lighter pocket Robin I think! I am still following this thread with awe, much of it goes over my head being a mere female but your enthusiasm and willingness to share the adventure (despite one or two critics and who cares about them anyway) is commendable. I’m looking forward to seeing Independence at Brundall or on the rivers next month when our own boat is back in the water.
  10. Single Parent Hiring Boats

    What a sensible and laudable approach from Freedom. I hope would-be solo and single parent hirers get to read that and book with them. Sanity does prevail after all!
  11. Back On The Broads 9th March

    The sunroofs are still there but they have been bolted shut. One of the Broom’s guys told us that they had had to do that because so many were being damaged under bridges having been left open. The salon seemed quite airless when we looked over one on a hot day. A great shame but careless hirers appear to have caused the problem.
  12. Another Newbie

    I wish!!
  13. Another Newbie

    Welcome from me too. We hired Shimmering Light when it was a brand new boat, I can well see why it is your favourite! Hope you enjoy many good trips on these fantastic waterways.
  14. Single Parent Hiring Boats

    Clive’s words here seem to say the following: a) We are doing this to bring us in line with Hoseasons standards. b) Other yards have had problems with various things so we have been reactive and brought in certain measures. c) Other yards have had problems with solo hirers and single parent hirers so we are being proactive in this instance. c) is my interpretation of course but I’m not sure how else you could interpret that. It still seems rather strange to me and, like others, I do wonder if there is more to it than that.
  15. A Plea From Dr Packman Of The Broads Authority

    I think it is more a degree! An absolute master of word play.

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