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  1. Another Booking Agent From Times Past

    Looking at the pictures of the inside of the Brochure, Morgans Brig and all the others from Pirate craft, some of them were in Buccaneer Boats fleet, did Pirate craft become Buccaneer Boats?.
  2. Boats For Two Families

    Hi Davydine, I believe Lightning currently has 2 shares for sale, and might have 3 due to me possibly selling my share, though i have`nt made up my mind yet. If you`re well experienced in cruising on large cruisers on the Broads, then check out Lightnings website where a link to share sales can be found. One thing people should consider when buying into a syndicate is that you are buying into an investment which needs continued investing. That means it`s NOT all about cheap holidays, it`s about joining a likeminded group with a love of boating who wish to keep their investment in tp top condition. The down side of some syndicates is the draw allocation system, where if like me, you suffer from eternal bad luck, you always draw the unfavourable weeks, and others always draw the premium weeks. It`s why i`m considering selling my share, as i`m always drawing weeks at the beginning of our spring season, and the end of our autumn season, these weeks being bereft of daylight hours and bloody cold. What annoys me is the lack of will by other share owners that are not keen to show any decency and give up the odd premium week once in a while to help others who always draw the unfavourable ones. I`m not exactly painting a good picture of syndicate ownership, but if a syndicate has a fair system for its allocation process, then it`s worth considering.
  3. A New Chapter Begins

    Years ago when i was a single man, i used to hanker for a Norman Conquest which would be easy to singlehand. Now however, i`m happily married with a 43 footer. That said, i still love the idea of cruising on the Kennet and Avon, or the Wey, and the Basingstoke canal in a Conquest, so i envy you Chris for living MY dream. I said the canals and rivers above as they`re local.
  4. Manchester Explosion

    My heart goes out to INNOCENT victims of this cowardly act , as well as their families. A completely avoidable waste of young innocent lives.
  5. Irstead Staithe

    We`re going to South Wales for a week in September. I have family and friends in South Wales, also stayed in a caravan for a week at Lydstep haven in the laste 60s, so would like to go back and see how much it has changed. Also, to catch up with some good friens i used to work with a couple of years back.
  6. The Other Side

    I know the Loddon and Chedgrave Mountain rescue team regularly meet for breakfast at Rosie Lee's.
  7. I`m A Happy Man

    Hi all, just for us Forum Hairy Bikers, here she is.I`m still running her in, have`nt even done 500 miles on her yet, but when i have, it`s first service time, and the upright bars off the "Street Twin", as they fit straight on. Although the "ace" style bars on the cup are nowhere near as extreme as the Daytona, when you`ve ridden around the local lanes for half an hour, they too can become a bit uncomfortable, so they`re being changed. Here she is
  8. Irstead Staithe

    I would agree with that Keith, but I did say if they "complain". If they were to ask is there any reason why you leave your engine running etc, then yes, I agree, education is a better first option. However, this day and age, people are less inclined to ask, but will more than likely adopt the tone of annoyance?. I know not everybody is like this, but the lack of common courtesy does seem to prevail.
  9. Irstead Staithe

    sssshhh, I am, but keep it to yourself.
  10. Irstead Staithe

    This has been an interesting thread, which has hilighted one issue. It seems there are people around who say we should all be more considerate, yet they come across in their arguement as the most INCONSIDERATE people around. Timbo has put the best post about running engines until you`re CORRECTLY moored up, and that it`s necessary to warm a cold engine before casting off, especially deisel engines. When we`re aboard Lightning, or ANY boat for that matter, we will always leave the engine running until our ropes are properly set and secure, and we will always run the engine for a few minutes before casting off to allow it to warm sufficiently, and allow the oil to reach its correct operating temperature and viscosity, again, a lot more important on a deisel engine. In short, if anybody comes to Lightning and complains about the engine running for a mere few minutes, they will be told 2 words, and the second is "off". If you really must have absolute silence wherever you are, then why not sod off to the north pole, and wear a pear of ear defenders, but i`ve no doubt you`d find something there to whinge about?.
  11. Hello Everyone

    welcome aboard jocave, jump in and join in the chat and debate. It`s always good to have new blood aboard.
  12. Dilham. April 2017

    Thanks Fred, if we get up there, i`d like to give it a try.
  13. Irstead Staithe

    If we ever had the chance t moor there (always full) and this onoxious person started to complain about nothing, he'd soon be getting very wet.
  14. Dilham. April 2017

    I'm hoping to get Lightning up there in July. What was the Cross Keys like Fred, were you eating in there?.
  15. Strumpshaw Huntsman

    I think we`ll be eating in there on our last evening again. When we ate in there last year, my mushroom risotto was superb.

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