Jump to content

40something

Full Members
  • Content count

    254
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

222 Excellent

About 40something

  • Rank
    Full Member

Recent Profile Visitors

560 profile views
  1. 40something

    Brundall Boat Show

    Yes I will be driving up tonight and staying on the boat, ready for the show in the morning, weather is looking good!
  2. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    Ah ok, I misunderstood I would say if he has been there a few years he has effectively got landowners permission, so as long as the boats are tolled and he isn't polluting/causing a mess then I don't see a problem really
  3. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    So he is exploiting a loophole - the mooring was mandated by BA as 24hr but they do not control it and BG have no incentive to do anything as they get no income from it, plus the chap is keeping his head down and not causing any bother
  4. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    I was wondering what the story was there, every time we pass it seems like something has been added
  5. 40something

    Gps Speedo

    Thanks for the suggestions all, I did take along an old tomtom last visit which gives me speed in 1mph increments (and shows you where you are on the river quite nicely) but I have got used to an accurate SOG. I take the point about features I wont need, for hitchhikers etc but I have just seen this: https://www.force4.co.uk/garmin-striker-4-chirp-fishfinder-with-gps.html?sqr=fishfinder gps Its a colour screen fishfinder GPS so will give me speed, water depth, plus other stuff like water temp and battery voltage and the screen can be fully customised as to what info you want displayed. Seems good value for what you get
  6. 40something

    Gps Speedo

    So my old Magellan GPS that I use on the boat has finally stopped working, what are people using for a GPS speedo?, I want a big clear display in and 0.1 mph increments. I want a dedicated piece of kit, not a phone app
  7. 40something

    Old Broads Boats

    Your family certainly liked to try different styles of boat, aft cockpit, Sedan, Lowliner, flybridge, forward steer, they are all there
  8. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    Perhaps we should start a Brundall Bay berth holders association.........
  9. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    This I agree with, the current fees are too high for what those moorings are but I think its deliberate as they push the whole site more upmarket. Tingdene didn't buy the business for what it was, they bought it for what they knew it could be with the right investment. They know the market and will have done their research and consulted with the planners before they bought the business. We last stayed there the first year after they bought it and it was obvious it was the end of an era
  10. 40something

    Hampton Safari

    Not always, mine has a different layout to most (it has the engine aft on hydraulic drive) and the bed is the same length as a standard household double, but can you get comfortable in the bed is a good example of something you cant tell from a photo
  11. 40something

    Hampton Safari

    I agrre I agree strongly with this, twice when we were looking we set of to view a boat convinced it was the one (from photos etc) but once on board opinions changed rapidly. The good news is there is lots of choice at up to 15k, you can a very nice boat for that money, BUT you can also buy a whole heap of trouble and additional cost so go in with your eyes very wide open
  12. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    I would imagine 'phase 2' will involve redeveloping the original marina.
  13. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    That is because they are not nice moorings, I know I moored there for a season! End on to a concrete quay and boats packed in like sardines with no fingers between them, I wouldn't moor in there again if it was free. These new ones however, would tempt me back to Oulton Broad.
  14. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    Honestly cant see that happening as Tingdene will have a vested interest in the bank looking nice. Surely this development is better than the concrete monstrosity that is the original marina, I think its fair to say a repeat of that would not be allowed now
  15. 40something

    Planning Alert Oulton Broad

    I have done that a few times, not sure how far the riparian rights for those properties extend out though?
×

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.