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    Thorpe island, St Olaves and Burgh Castle
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    Antiques and vintage collectables, essential boat maintenance, electronics and the need to know how things work.
  1. Look What Arrived In The Post The Other Day.

    Is it a posh Morse control knob? Colin
  2. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Robin, your first Amazon listing is the same item as in my eBay listing, different supplier. Amazon are cheaper for small quantities but I bought 6. Anyway, Tim was happy with the Commander Edge extinguishers. I do wonder if the Lloyds rating is something for offshore boat in sewer ants Colin
  3. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Robin, have a look here, if you haven't already ordered your extinguishers. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIRE-EXTINGUISHERS-for-Protection-in-the-Car-Caravan-Taxi-Workplace-Office-Cheap-/151385379327?var=&hash=item233f4591ff:m:mbNKmZqlfz6ng40P3OSBQBw If you order more than one the price drops very quickly and postage is FREE We have 3x 2Kg ones on both our boats and no prob with BSS. Lloyds approved too. Colin
  4. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    I can highly recommend Tim Waters. He will be thorough but fair and will tell you the best way to put things right. I have put about ten boats through BSS here on Thorpe Island, some required a lot of things doing but Tim clearly explained what neede to be done for the retest. I would not worry about completing all this within 28days. I think 'work in progress' can be applied while on your home mooring. Lady Linda spent from April to July on the river at Richardsons waiting to get into Moonfleet for work and had no river toll, BSS or insurance until the work was done. When we brought her round in August we got as far as the Berney Arms before we saw a ranger. Very best of luck for the test. Colin
  5. A Test Of The BSS Test

    Don't worry Robin, Indy will only fail on stupid little things if any at all. I'm sure you've been through the manual. You can have as many fire extinguishers as you like as long as you meet the mini quantity and combined rating. Had one boat ( not mine) fail with the wrong BS rated fire blanket. Fuel sight gauges may need some protection or modification. Colin
  6. The Haven Bridge

    Morning Griff, thanks for your reply. Didn't expect you to so late at night. Although this problem of Haven bridge has no direct effect for me. I find the attitude of bridge control to be unacceptable. Just as well you didn't all have prepaid train tickets. Colin MM, I fully agree.
  7. The Haven Bridge

    Sorry Griff what I should have said was any charge made/requested for opening the bridges or for Indy to stay overnight buy Peel Ports. I trust it was free of charge. Sorry if I didn't make my self clear. I'm off to bed now as I'm sure you need a few good nights sleep to. Colin
  8. The Haven Bridge

    Just a question. Was any charge made/requested for opening the bridges or for Indy to stay overnight. Colin
  9. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Rich, taken from BA tolls page. Craft Registered between 1 January and 31 March New craft registered with the Authority, or craft being registered to a new owner and not previously licenced, on or after 1 January will recieve a 50% discount on the appropriate annual toll up to 31 March. 'new owner not previously licensed' is the important part. Have a look at the bottom of this page. http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/owning-a-boat/tolls/other-tolls Colin
  10. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Robin will ONLY have to pay half a year as Indy will be registered aft Jan 1st ( whoopee). They will also credit what he paid the ranger. Colin
  11. Independence Fuel Usage Sweepstake

    Think I'll stick to my old 2.5BMC. I was way off, probably only got to Dover with my estimate. Colin
  12. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    What reed number are you at Rich. Colin
  13. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Morning Robin, hope you slept well last night. Look forward to following you today on here and ais. Weather here in Norwich is cold but calm. Thanks Paul for your video. It shows how nasty the entrance into Gt Yarmouth can be if not slack water. There is a nasty swirl in the mouth on the Gorleston side at anything other than slack. It would be why Indy was rocking and rolling as she came in.I'm sure will tell us more once he's well rested. Thanks ALL for your photos and videos over the last few days, I've hardly got anything done. Colin
  14. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    The big question now is WHY can't they open the bridges? Colin

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