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  2. Islander

    Broads Toll 2019

    Ok, I'll live with the increase ( what choice do I have other than removing the boats from the broads to somewhere more costly ), it's not much above inflation and a least the workers are going to get their pay rise. I did think that Broad Sheet was a bit skinny for my £800+ toll this year. I would like to hear more about improved moorings and that the work at Hicking will be more than 'hopeful' for the boats that use it. We are too big to get there but have friends that sail there a lot. The only thing I found disappointing is the proposed campaign over having the correct markings on your boat. I.e. size and location. Not long ago the ranger only needed to see the colour of your toll disk to know if you had paid. Now they have to read your registration number and then check on a website to confirm this, all because a printer used the wrong ink one year. I liked the old toll disk and I'm sure it's cost was vectored into the toll charged. Well, that's my annual moan about tolls over for this year . Anyone else want to have a go. Colin
  3. Today
  4. Malanka

    Never Ending Story

    No it’s just we will be transiting between uk and ch tax systems and the two of them don’t get on that well. Basically the uk does what it likes, right legally or not, then makes you claim money back they take without cause. Im so looking forward to that. A very good friend of mine and ex mentor who recently retired back to the uk after 12 years in Switzerland is still having no end of issues after he went back last January. The uk insisting he needs to pay income tax on a tax rebate which in CH is given the end of the following tax year. Tax on taxed money go HMRC our best and brightest . Not
  5. ChrisB

    Let's Drive: Levisham To Whitby

    Or Bealach na Ba and Shieldaig commonly known as The Pass of the Cattle to Applecross. 11.5 miles long rising to nealy 2100 ft from sea level and back to sea level. A good snow storm in late June is a regular.
  6. Ray

    My Day

    Warm weather over the next few days so we are afloat and stopped at How Hill just in time for a nice sunset.
  7. LondonRascal

    Trixie (Rascal's Fleet)

    I think there are two ways of looking at things - you get a very reasonably priced ex-hire boat from Richardson's. You end up with a lot of boat for the money, a bunch of inventory, probably fuel in the tank and 'turn key' ready as she would have been as a hire boat. However, it is not going to be perfect and the moment you want to do anything like put in navigation lights, its hand in pocket time. However if you are happy with an okay boat at an okay price this is ideal - you won't be worried about the odd knock and you will accept that things will have their scrapes and issues down the line and in all probability will get many years of happiness. The other way is to get a boat that was in a hire fleet ten years ago, and might have been through two private owners. Over this time it may have had a lot of upgrades to it - new paint job, a bow thruster, new upholstery, new galley etc etc. However this now attracts a premium over and above the usual market value for this type of boat and it is up to you to decide if that extra cost is worth it in cosmetic condition and internal updates. If you compare an average ex-hire Sheerline 24 to Trixie (and I have and viewed 3 since we got Trixie) you find the small things here and there and how the hull might have had several coats of paint over the years, rubbing strakes damages, windows not in as good order, etc etc and then I think to myself you know I am happy with how Trixie is, warm, dry, cosy and rather 'cute'. It is funny how the same thing in a very slightly different layout look can effect your perception of value or enjoyment.
  8. On that note anybody dropped into the Ace cafe recently? Still pulls a full carpark over the weekends.
  9. JennyMorgan

    A Yorkshireman On A Broads Holiday

    A voice of experience?
  10. MauriceMynah

    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    Sure am Griff, sure am.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Stranger

    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    tiz open tonight 8.30
  13. ChrisB


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

    Waveney River Centre Hire Cruisers

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