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  1. The Broads Is Not A National Park!

    I remember when Skoda's used to be mistaken for skips! Now they have aspirations of being a VW ...... so maybe the next leap is to Rolls Royse which is, after all, only a posh Skoda!
  2. A Plea From Dr Packman Of The Broads Authority

    And I suspect many others who really can't see what all the fuss is about.
  3. Single Parent Hiring Boats

    To compare the willingness to allow stag/hen hiring to solo hiring is not really an appropriate comparison, I think the augument to support solo/single parent hiring is justified in it's own right.
  4. Single Parent Hiring Boats

    I was hoping that the OP had mis-interpreted the ban but sadly it seems not. A sensible stance would be restrict single hire to a particular style of boat, be it solo or solo + kids. Maybe the yard should offer a cruise in company boat where singles or couples can book an appropriate cabin on the boat and then cruise in company. But the really sad thing is that people book a solo holiday because they want to experience the tranquility that the Broads can provide and there appears to be a move afoot to render this impossible. Very very sad!!!!
  5. Single Parent Hiring Boats

    Quite so ................ People who think fruadulant insurance claims isn't stealing need to be ................... There are many many things I would like to do to them but i'll keep my powder dry. This also applies to the litigation companies who kindly ring me to enquire about my recent accident?
  6. Where Did The Love Affair Begin?

    Born in Beccles ................ Loved fishing .............. Longed for a boat ............ Saved up pocket money and bought an old grp dinghy .............. Converted an old set of pram wheels into a trolly ........... Pushed said dinghy to river to go trolling (oar power lest you cry foul) Saved up more money and bought a seagull ............. Bliss Always loved boats and water since but currently boatless
  7. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    I will say this only once (and never again) I do!
  8. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Primarily a Broads forum but for me it's appeal is that it allows a diverse topic range whilst remaining mainly Broads based.
  9. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Blimey I had written something very profound here but it has disappeared? Some members on here have made "real life" friendships. When a newbie rocks up and appears to criticise said friend the it is only natural to defend your friend. Any self announced skill/experience I discard until enough relevant posts have been made to substantiate said claims.
  10. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    I, on the other hand, was totally unaware of the terms used, their meaning or when and whom used them. Thanks, to this thread, I now know a liitle more. Another small window on a life that I have no knowledge of. So it's a thanks from me.
  11. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Some quite judgemental statements made elsewhere but then that tends to be the nature of Forums. At least you can get an idea of what to expect before participating. I am sure you will very soon refind your initial enthusiasm for "Indi" but a boat will always be a big part of your life regardless of size. Even if not used it continues to be a big drain on the finances. What you can look forward to is a beautiful warm summer during which you can get to know & love the new gal in your life. As some have mentioned, parking for a few months in the marina at Lowestoft might enrich your first year ..... at least you will be able to easily do some coastal hopping in hopefully somewhat calmer waters than your first trip.
  12. Broadland Grebe

    Back in the sixties there was nothing so dreary as looking at the old fashioned wooden broads cruisers when compared with the sexy new plastic cruisers. I alway assumed that painting the varnished hulls white was an attempt to make them look more modern and appealing to potential hirers.
  13. Dog Poo Scheme

    I guess the same could be done for discarded chewing gum (a mandatory dna register of all people buying gum). Fingerprint analysis on discarded cans & packaging. etc etc Anything to avoid the nasty temptation to employ litter/poo pickers on our streets. A job ideally suited for those serving community service!!
  14. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Re: BA ranger visit. Are there any checks made on vessels entering the Broads from sea? I'm thinking smuggling activty etc.

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