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MBA Marine last won the day on January 19 2014

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  1. Do you have a Freeman?
  2. We are all assuming that the 300w heater is being asked to heat the tank from cold, but what if you have a standard inboard engine and calorifier set up, a large domestic bank of batteries but either dont have shore power or access to it. A few hours chuggin gives a tank of hot water, well insulated this lasts well but does cool, so does this immersion just kick in at times keeping the tank above 50degs and the benefit of a nice warm shower in the morning without running the engine? Someone buy one at let us know how you get on!
  3. Why not post the website link to the boat(s) you are looking at and let people on here say if they think its worth a look, some of us may have seen or know the boat and can offer advice.
  4. Thanks people for adding the ebay link to my ad, GRP mud weight plinth always available, I try to keep one in white one ready on the shelf. Sorry cant help with a stainless one.
  5. Dinner plate very bad indeed, I worked on a boat last year that had dinner plate sized blisters, give it a prod and you get a face full of water, remove the blister and after drying your face what is left was a creator but worse that a creator was backed by barely an 1/8th of glass left, and it was wet on the inside, GRP is porous due to water tracking up the centre of each glass strand like a straw, we face the surface with a water tight barrier being the gel but still a knock and a chip or just thin gel and water finds a way. Boat sinking is usually down to bilge pump failure, but how the water got in the boat can come from many places one of which can be leaching blisters if they're big enough.
  6. Would that be an old Norman boat in the link? it would have to have a nearly new outboard to be worth that sort of money. Old cooker, porta pottie and a bit tatty. Any tares in the canopy and how 'crispy' is the canopy material? Its double the money I would expect for a boat like this unless its in mint condition, and its not uncommon to find them in working order for £1500, the engine is the bulk value of a boat like this, if its a old 2 stroke i should give it a wide berth.
  7. Joint effort with Andy (Freedom) we took 6. I am quite pleased with the elbow room, that modification has made a big difference.
  8. I hope you approve of the MBA modifications to the Windermere boats. (blatant self promo moment coming up) There are many pictures on the MBA Marine Facebook page over the last 5 months.
  9. They're lovely boats, we saw them in the workshop when collecting our boats from up there, lots of work each year on the upkeep of them woodies.
  10. Some shout, some rant, some stay calm, all have a view some from not to far along the river, some from afar and some at source. Some of us know bits of fact as we have connections to those on the Island, the BA or the town council but none know all aspects from all sides, you can all argue your points in cyber land until your tinternet devices fail you but it will achieve nothing. There are plan's afoot, people are trying to engage in talks, some people are trying to start putting some failings right these people have my every support and I will do all I can to aid grease the wheels of dialogue with all parties. As for a bridge, there are three, two for rail and rail only with no access, and the third to Jenners basin, this as we all know has been sold, there is no access to Jenners basin and that bridge from the Hearts end, and you would get cut to shreds, stung and very wet if you tried it.
  11. good luck pulling a dinghy out at low tide.
  12. Its been said before, its been asked for before, and the idea rejected but a small chain ferry is the best solution, but not only does this need the Town council and Roger to agree on it it then needs the Broads Authority planning permission and the city council permission (and rent) for use of the river bed. I have found it all a bit of a mine field with logic that I struggle to fully understand, as you all know we have been in talks to rent a stretch of the quay heading, this is now on hold as the BA now require a full planning application even though they were approached by the town council months ago and advised a change of use application would suffice, being tidal waters there is a significant rise and fall with tide and for ease and safety I asked if we could use a pontoon parallel to the quay heading but this idea is thrown out due to the narrowing of the navigation channel, however if we do not get to have our dayboats there then a large broads cruiser linear moored would narrow the navigation channel more than our day boats on a 4' wide pontoon. I can't quite get my head around it. For what its worth I cannot see why we couldn't all talk and make provision for the day boats and a set number of dinghies and these two revenue sources could be a significant contribution to the £10k the council need per annum. I Feel there are to many different authorities all having their say but wanting different outcomes.
  13. Boat number 3 needed a battery to bring her back to life, I was back home at 5.30. Thanks for the coffee you fueled my day.
  14. 3 boats tomorrow! time for zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's
  15. That's why I (except for very rare occasions) don't work south of Norwich/Brundall, I'm starting from 5 miles east of Cromer, I'm sure there are plenty of other guys further south that can focus on these areas, share the work out then we can all feed our families.