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  2. Voice command, once enabled you simple say "OK Waze" and then it wakes up to listen to your commands, be it reporting issues, or searching for a destination. One thing however, Waze uses data all the time it is running - even if it is not in navigation mode and you have it on for road reports etc, it is not a lot but over days and weeks of being used can add up.
  3. BroadAmbition

    Let's Drive: Levisham To Whitby

    Sleights - A couple of years ago now Jan / Feb time me and the Wizard stopped here for a fortnight / three weeks upgrading holiday let properties - Proper up market they are too. Nice village. Whitby - Been countless times both as a civvy and staying weekends alongside onboard HM Ships Attacker and Explorer. It is also a destination of mine on 'Ride Outs' on the mighty Tiger - Love the place Griff
  4. Time for another outing, this time on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors - and a very interesting beginning as we leave Levisham Station and climb up the single track road. If you are not as keen on the music and editing of this, there is the 'serine' version here. However, I love Trance and Electronica and this was a big part of my life back in the day, so it is nice to share some lesser heard tracks and make a mix for this video. It was a truly remarkable time weather wise and a shame we only had two days to spend in this part of the world, but certainly somewhere to return to and explore more of the area and it's roads.
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  6. BroadAmbition

    Never Ending Story

    She looks great too. Of course she does, she always does too Mind you, sadly she does not always look pristine after a while in the ever increasing leaky wet shed prior to Simpsons taking her round to their place before to you board Griff
  7. Malanka

    Never Ending Story

    Woo hoo Malanka is FLOATING.!!!!!!! She looks great too.
  8. BroadAmbition

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    Now they really are handy pieces of kit. Used one (But a lot bigger) many times at J.W's place until he wore it out, at Woodbutchers and the Wizard has one too That is one of your better purchases Griff
  9. LondonRascal

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    I've also purchased a 'clamp down' table sander which will be handy to have to shape things with (bet you wished had it for those Teak Pads) it actually is not that big as may look in photo..
  10. How does one send updates / Alerts to the Waze system whilst on the move? by using the phones keypad or by voice command? Griff
  11. BroadAmbition

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    Well make sure you keep the varnishing dry until it is hardened - And ring me before your brush gets anywhere near my woodwork! Griff
  12. BroadAmbition

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    That's an even better bargain - MM - Are you paying attention? Griff
  13. LondonRascal

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    I'm trying to get Shiela up this weekend and do that Varnishing and take her out - even if I can't encourage her to, the Varnishing will be done :)
  14. LondonRascal

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    I could not help it.. £6.99 delivered here. They sell them for £7.43 on their own website, so are making a loss trying to sell more perhaps in volume on Amazon.
  15. One of the features I have come to really enjoy about my car is the speed limiter - of course it is manual and you need to know what the limit is to dial in, but by so doing it will keep the car at that limit (unless on a down hill where it will loudly protest and remind you that you've exceeded the limit). I have come to discover that 'stand alone' Sat Nav (be it from the manufacture or a separate unit) really are not as good as they may claim to be. Now, granted the BMW Professional System is very good especially in the way it will guide you with voice 'prepare to bear right' and not 'in 200 yards turn right' and when you arrive you find their is no turn off to the right it is just a sharp right hand bend. But the Garmin unit which is as close as makes no odds to £200.00 has shown itself to be unreliable. It won't have the latest speed limit database, speed cameras (fixed) and route choice all leave it struggling at times. Google Maps on the phone does well - but won't tell you all the information you might need such as what the current speed limit is and how fast you are going, Apple Maps (which i cannot stand usually) actually does a great job as a driving Sat Nav. It seems to pick the most logical route, Garmin will pick the one if thinks will save you 19 seconds and send you off on some wild goose chase down narrow lanes to save 5 seconds instead. I have tried several other App based Sat Navs too, but I tend to use Waze which seems to be a fair all rounder with routing and unlike a stand alone Sat Nav will be able to navigate to a business, location or name - no postcode needed, no street name etc - tap in Homebase and it will just find the one you are thinking about that is closet. But the best thing is the other Wazer's which none of the other systems can compete on. I have now become very active and submit Map updates and edits too, but what it enables you to do is alert others to things - a pothole, a car stopped on the hard shoulder or an accident and then even add comments so when you are sat in traffic at a stand still at least you can see if someone ahead has updated the situation with what is actually going on. The feature however that most Wazer's are keen to share is Police activity. Now of course, all the above is not foolproof and rely on someone a) having Waze on and running b) having been ahead of you on that road and c) bothering to report the presence of the Police to the App. I did this on my recent trip to Yorkshire as a mobile speed camera van 5 cars ahead pulled over into a lay-by with some nice cover - I duly did my thing and any Waze users approaching would be alerted to 'Police Hidden Ahead'. It has become perhaps a game of Cat and Mouse but I usually get an alert every time I am on the A11 and as a combined bundle it all goes to keeping you in check, both to what the speed limit is, what speed you are really doing and what may be ahead that you don't know. The NDR really comes to life I have found on Saturday nights when annoying little 1.2L Corsa's and Fiesta's filled with youngun's try to see how quickly they can get between two roundabouts - very different to the North Circular where it is the son's of wealthy Turks in high powered Mercedes and BMW's doing the same just far faster and quieter...
  16. keifsmate

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    Just had a weekend staying at Whitley Bay. Lovely little place and some cracking proper old drinkers pubs. reasonably priced too. Trip back was a bit of a pain with cancelled and delayed trains. but the upside is that whilst 90 mins late I get my ticket money back. Will help to pay towards my return visit!
  17. SwanR

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    And by the way ... if you get back up to Scarborough again, make the time to go to Filey. It's absolutely beautiful and I fell in love with it when I visited ... and yes, I made a couple of videos of my trips up there!
  18. SwanR

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    Many thanks for taking the time to reply Robin. Your answer is so honest and open and very interesting. The Broads is one of those places that holds a fascination for so many people. But I understand what you're saying about what boating gave you at the time. Making videos can become a little addictive. My videos have become a hobby of mine but it sometimes means that you spend your time looking for the opportunity ... and other days you need to leave the camera behind so that you can just enjoy being out.
  19. Stranger

    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    tiz open tonight 8.30
  20. BroadAmbition

    My Day

    Cracked on far better today, confirmed my planning out and having discussed with the client over the phone it was all systems go. (I'm home alone in this property). Got about 11 x m2 down including some awkward cuts, that included a trip to my suppliers in Donny for some more adhesive / grout and a rushed sarnie. Still doubtful I will get it finished tomorrow but fortunately the client booked for Thursday / Friday has kindly agreed to delay by a day until Friday Saturday. That's fine but I was kinda hoping to get the Mighty Tiger out for a blast on Saturday. Still might hopefully Highlight of the day? The girly partner arrived home early in her nurses uniform, proceeded to make me a drink / biscuits which was pleasantly distracting Griff
  21. BroadAmbition

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    I bought three from Ebay, inc the P&P were £27:97 making them about £9:32 ea. Sizes are 75 x 56mm and 2:5mm thick here:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140506455848 Those that Grendel posted look to be exactly the same only at £11:10 ea plus whatever P&P making them more expensive, Hope this helps, Griff
  22. Broads01

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    Thanks for that Robin, as always you explain yourself very well. Like Jean and no doubt many others I'm missing the boating vlogs. Yes it's true others have come along and I really enjoy those too but yours was always really enjoyable. I don't think I'd ever tire of them, even if you were on the same boat every time (which was never the case). However, I completely get your desire to do your own thing and explore pastures new. Your recent traveling away by car reminds me I could take the opportunity to do so more often myself.
  23. ChrisB

    Batteries

    I had a Nasa BM1 on my boat to monitor my two batteries and it was money well spent.
  24. BroadAmbition

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    Just to add that although ‘B.A’ has indeed enjoying being pampered of late, she is fuelled up and ready to go as normal (minus her mast) Griff
  25. LondonRascal

    Batteries

    Asking about batteries and charging there of is a big can of worms to open - least it was when I opened it around here last year. I now have on my Sheerline 24 (which has a 43HP engine) a large high CCA rated cranking battery which also powers the Bow Thruster. I then upgraded the domestic batteries to three Vetus 105Ah batteries which are sealed and though have slightly less capacity have much thicker and heaver plates internally which provide longevity through multi cycles. They also come with a longer warranty. Even if your boat has not got dedicated shore power and fixed battery charger, your mooring may have shore power so a simple sealed trickle charger would do the job to keep everything 'topped up'. Failing that, a single solar panel that you could mount on the boat securely when moored but remove when out and about (if space was at a premium on deck) would be an alternative excellent idea. The best advice I would say is buying a battery monitor regardless of what type of battery you have, or how many since then you will be able to know what your state of charge is, how the batteries are performing - how many Amps your Alternator is putting back in, how many Amps you have used over a period and so on. Without one of these you are basing everything on guess work and hope and it is surprising just how much an evening on battery can take out of batteries and how long it can take underway to replenish them fully. Advanced Battery Supplies do some good batteries, and you can buy two or more in 'packages' to save some money. They include VAT and delivery too.
  26. oldgregg

    Waveney River Centre Hire Cruisers

    Yup. And it's Len who is sourcing the new boats which will come later..
  27. marshman

    Waveney River Centre Hire Cruisers

    He makes it sound like his idea to have the hire cruisers at Waveney and its a whole new concept - methinks its very much his father in law at the helm, aided and abetted by the office manager from Ferry in Horning!!!
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