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  1. Hello Annv, Welcome to the forum and your first post. Regards Alan
  2. The Broads Is Not A National Park!

    Hello John, The qango (yet again another unelected administration) that governs the Lake District has restricted access to many of its lakes, we tend to only hear of Lake Windermere with its speed ban. Regards Alan
  3. Single Parent Hiring Boats

    Hello Fred, They may not have to publish it but it may have to be available for inspection by their suppliers and certainly would have to be if they were BSI registered. Sadly these days we live in a tick box world, Regards Alan
  4. Are You Average?

    Before I had a Panasonic Brick of course I used to be on call and pagers were the latest thing of the day. I have had a phone for far to many years, but still tend to use it as a phone, as already said I can' t be bothered with texts, I prefer to email or if I require an answer I actually talk to people. Maybe it is an age thing but looking around, seeing the twitchy zombies walking in the street or constantly picking up their phone in public places such as pubs etc, with that expression on their faces; that nobody wants to talk to me, I am unloved. Yes phones great for business use, but lets keep it real. Regards Alan
  5. Swing Bridges

    Hello Grendel, My guess is that the summer tracks may still be on or around the bridge. There always seems to be stuff lying near to the tracks. Maybe they should reintroduce the practice of fitting the summer tracks. Regards Alan
  6. Bridge Indicator Maintenance

    Hi Jeff, This topic has been raised many times on the forum, most if not all the bridge markers need maintenance or replacement especially at Yarmouth, Somerleyton where the lower markings are almost unreadable. Regards Alan
  7. Horning Boat Show

    Hello Paws, Here is a link to the shows website, there is not a program of events as of yet. http://www.horningboatshow.co.uk/programme.html Regards Alan
  8. Are You Average?

    Texting I regard as a waste of time and does nothing to improve my temper, it would be OK I guess if mobiles had those big letters and numbers. Regards Alan
  9. Broads Toll

    Hi Mark, If a management company register or pay the tolls, they would be an higher price because it would be classified as a commercial toll. Back in 2012 when we re-registered with the Broads Authority our tolls went down from around £750 to just over £400. Usually one or two people are listed as the registered owners of a syndicate boat. In order to change our registration we worked with the toll department and had to give them copies of our draft contracts. Many of the ex Challenger boats went through a similar exercise. Regards Alan
  10. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Hello Vanessan, Sadly a glue gun does not fix everything. What I can not understand however how does he manage to store broken things in the garage with all that wood stored in it As Robin says the technical aspects of household husbandry (poor choice of a word) is well beyond me, repairs to washers, dryers and irons I can understand, but the merits of the programs are well out of my league. Regards Alan
  11. Mooring Technique

    Hi Steve, You will have a new bow thruster to play with with joystick control, we have replaced the old bow thruster with a dual blade more powerful version. I will see you next month. Regards Alan
  12. Mooring Technique

    Its OK Steve we have plenty of extra fenders to have a go. Regards Alan
  13. Recycling

    If you make it difficult, expensive or impose too many rules and regulations for people to get rid of their rubbish some will just fly tip . The cost for local authorities to then clear up beggars belief, assuming they have not charged the land owners for this privilege. Regards Alan
  14. Mooring Technique

    Hi Ray, In those circumstances I would try to get one of the boats to take a line and pull me in. When the roles are reversed I will always ensure that they get a mooring, it is better to take a line and pull them in rather than coming in under power. Regards Alan
  15. Flying Bathtub

    Maybe it is possible but you would need a lot of propellers to get any lift. It might solve the Potter Heigham Bridge issue however Regards Alan

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