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  2. marshman

    Freezing Weather

    At Ranworth today there were a few ducks walking around close to the quay but I would think that 70 % was icefree and melting further.
  3. Simondo

    Closed Season - Have Your Say

    Did one like this last year but did this one whilst returning from interstellar 19 on a secret galactic mission 😝
  4. andyg

    New Boat From Horning

    Cant see that needing to much TLC before it go off to work. Booking it for sept
  5. Today
  6. floydraser

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    Hi everyone, I nipped over on 13th Jan, cleaned the oil from the forward bilge and fitted the new bilge pump. I also took over the new Ecoair dehumidifier which is being controlled via a Sonoff switch and eWelink app. The switch also has the temperature/humidity probe. The Ecoair drains into the bilge where the new pump can hoof it over the side if necessary. At one point while over at the boat and with the Ecoair off, the app showed 6 degrees C and 90%! After a couple of days it dropped to 60% and stayed there for a while, but now it's down to the mid-fifties. The temperature has stayed above freezing up until now but if it drops below 1 degree I'll switch it off. But what about the mystery tank I hear you cry? Well, I freed up the offending floorboard and all became clear: there's a chuffing great galvanised tank down there! It's 6ft long, 15" deep and 27" wide, with a slight chamfer for the hull shape. As it's mate is GRP I think I'll assume the original set up was a pair of galvanised tanks. The metal tank also explains the brown water I got from the taps after the move south by lorry, and the eternity taken to drain the tanks. So for the sake of the future of the boat I think a WRAS standard new tank is called for, but as I'm a bit short on boaty experience could anyone suggest a more practical size to go for? I'm thinking about a quick emptying system too if there is such a thing? To help keep the water replenished. Thanks in anticipation. Floyd.
  7. or he could borrow Indie? though on her delivery trip, I dont think the crew were wanting bevvies as it was a tad rough heres a link to indies trip up from darn south it was proper rough when they went past us at dungeness.
  8. JennyMorgan

    Help With Boat Decking

    Jeanie, the nice folk at 'Galleon' boat storage & moorings, down Puddingmoor, have always allowed DIY. You could save money by doing all the labouring, e.g. stripping the old decking off and then finding a local boatbuilder, NOT a carpenter, who will do the skillful bits for you.
  9. MauriceMynah

    Pmr Licence Free Radio On The Broads

    Hmmm, that puts me back onto the CB side. No licence, inexpensive equipment and adequate range. Disadvantages, system sometimes abused by pratts, can be subject to foreign interference, and some frequencies very busy with road traffic users. In my book it scores over PMR just on it's range. I lost contact with someone I was talking to when both boats were on Breydon!, distance apart just under one mile. Note to Griff, Generally speaking, Hand sets can be pretty useless, normally because of the aerials used. Mobile units(car) are what I'm thinking of.
  10. grendel

    Nbn Quiz Night

    OK here we go, after a bit of juggling with the questions - discarding a few, moving a few to the spare / tiebreaker stack, we have some round headings. Round 1 - Today Round 2 - Fictional Space Round 3 - Cats Rest Break Round 4 - Planets Round 5 - Dont Panic Round 6 - Sheer Lunacy Dont worry there are some easy questions in there (and some atrociously hard ones because I know you all like that) so see you all at the quiz, normal place 8.30pm Friday (now off to rearrange the questions to lull you into thinking it will be easy with the first one of each section)
  11. MauriceMynah

    Omni Directional Aerial

    As I understand it, the bigger it is, the better it is, and the further up you can get it, the better too. Note to self,... Stop right there.
  12. Yesterday
  13. BroadAmbition

    Anyone Recognise This As A Broom?

    Just don't get us started on flag etiquette and trailing fend-offs! Especially blue fend-off's That a full barrel of fish bait and just Toooooooo embarrassing to mention - For some Griff
  14. BroadAmbition


    At 9ft 3" there will be times you will clear Ludham. A couple of days with a belt sander and you will have her down to 9ft - then you are talking Griff
  15. VetChugger

    James Knight's Blog

    Careful MM! You do realise you are witnessing the second coming of the messiah seemingly according to some!
  16. Malanka

    Never Ending Story

    Ah Ray, No I don’t think about sinking at any time. Pretty sure that Nelson didn’t either , unless he was shooting at our French colleagues ( something he was rather good at I believe) Not absolutely convinced that Captain Cook didn’t consider it from time to time. I must admit crossing the Chanel in a moody 29 in the 80s was more of a worry. Lobster pots and container ships everywhere. ( Moody didn’t have radar) we avoided the ships ( just) but caught a pot which spun us round at 03:00 in a strong sea. Was a bit hairy, we had lines laid and harnesses on it was that bad. To be serious I am more concerned with wet shed security and access control issues. I have written to Clive with my concerns with no response as yet forthcoming. The near sinking sort of coalesced my thoughts, without friends in the shed she would be on the bottom at this moment. This cannot be all we can do! M
  17. Dear All Urgent Boating News - Network Rail are delivering a signalling renewals project along the Norwich to Lowestoft railway line and will be undertaking signalling commissioning activities during a 9 day track blockade. Works will commence on Saturday 23 March through to Monday 1 April 2019. During the first weekend (23 - 24 March) Reedham swing bridge will be under the control of the signalling tester in charge (TIC), this will require the swing bridge to be locked down in either the open or closed position depending on the testing activities being carried out. During this testing the bridge will be out of use to the river traffic users for a 12-18 hour period, this will be mostly over the night time period. More detailed information will be shared as and when it becomes available, but vessels wishing to access under this bridge need to make advanced plans during this project. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734
  18. MauriceMynah

    Only One Cooking Ring?

    Another use for the pressure cooker is as a radiator. Fill to it's max level with stock, and some peeled root veg, bring it to pressure then set it on a low gas. It doesn't matter for how long, the longer the better. When ready to turn it off, you should have a soup which just needs the attention of a potato ricer.
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  20. Broads01

    Waveney River Centre Hire Cruisers

    I actually really like the look of the exterior helm. The seat looks comfy and there is a foot well I believe. The interior looks a bit ordinary for the price they're asking but that's just a first impression from limited photos.
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