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  • Gathering Gazebo Appeal

    If you were at Salhouse this year, you will remember that we were lucky with the weather, which was a relief for those of us sorting tentage.

    Now we are trying to make sure future meets stay snug and dry even if it rains, and although we have a good tent, we admit it's a bit too small for our numbers.

    So we decided to launch an appeal for 'Gathering Gazebos'. We'd like to raise enough fund two pop-up gazebos, with sides, at about £100 each. Anyone who would like to contribute is asked to kindly donate through our Gathering Gazebos button.

    If we manage to raise more than this amount, funds will go to purchasing a £96 Tug O' War rope, which Griff plans to use to good effect at future gatherings...you have been warned

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  2. ScrumpyCheddar

    Boat Being Untied.

    We had it done to us about 25 years ago On the Great Ouse at Godmanchester... lucky enough the boat behind us was still awake and held us with his boat hook.. while we managed to fire up the engine and got her back on to the mooring... after that had two cleats fitted inside the aft and thread the black ropes through the canopy... It just added abit more security..
  3. Today
  4. Chelsea14Ian

    What A Day Of Sport Today

    Please tell us more,I am aware what's happening in those sports.However I will support England/Britain in any sport.
  5. BroadAmbition

    My Day

    I shoot regularly clays at a neighbouring village 'Wroot' We organise ourselves for special days out at various shooting venues throughout the year. Friday was at Grimethorpe estate near to Bourne an 'Omex' clay shoot. We are planning to visit the Mid Norfolk shooting ground at Taverham off the A1270 sometime this year. Game shooting October to Feb locally near home Griff
  6. Bound2Please

    Nbn Quiz Night

    qould it be Dog by any chance lol
  7. Siddy

    Back To The Summer Of 1976?...

    10 at the time walking home from school, guy down from us used to own about 6 taxis 'Austin Princess' which ran on LPG with a big white tank in the boot. Three lined up on the spare ground over the road and the middle one was bent to hell due to the tank blowing up with the heat. Boot lid was vertical and rear door blown open & rear seats were in the front but remember the internal light was still working.
  8. Jayfire

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    Apparently now at Cantley
  9. NorfolkNog

    Moorings During The Busy Months

    Quite agree JF Forgot, another option in busy periods is to moor in boatyards. The likes of Herbert Woods and Faircraft Loynes are very handy and most of their own boats will be out.
  10. ChrisB

    Broads Sailing Festival - 24th June

    Beautiful day for it, I hope it is a roaring success. It would be fantastic to see a lot more sails over the marshes in years to come.
  11. springsong

    Emily B

    Another update from Lowestoft on Emily B. One of the fibre glass engine and gearbox drip trays manufactured in house by Robin, next photo is of same in situ for the starboard engine. There has had to be some alterations to the starboard engine beds as the starter was fouling. The help of an angle grinder and some welding soon had it fitting better, sorry about the photo being out of focus a new phone i gather. Fourth photo the I rather think starboard engine on the original Brooke Marine lift now licensed for 20 tons. Chris, Robins long suffering wife filling and undercoating the hull. The black water tank fitted under what will be the port bunk in the saloon, this will extend into the heads immediately aft, you can see it poking under the bulkhead. So things are moving along quite nicely, baring misfortune we will be at Beccles but maybe "camping" on board as the upholstery and fripperies may not have made it on board by then.
  12. psychicsurveyor

    Tudor Reformation

    Really need to get Timbo afloat and occupied, The Devil makes work for idle hands, Who knows what he might get involved in if he isn't afloat
  13. Yesterday

    Travelling Up, And Then More.

    Thursday Morning, and we`re up early to have a shower and get underway. We want to get to Loddon early as when we went on Monday, we got the last mooring available, and boats still came in and had to turn round and leave. The weather has turned, and although we don`t have rain all day, there`s a mixed bag of heavy cloud, and patches of blue sky, and we get that all the way to Loddon. The trip up is pretty uneventful, with nothing to report, and very little river traffic all the way. As we turn up the Yare from the New Cut, we slow right down, as now we`re punching quite a hard tide, so up go the revs. We approach the mouth of the Chet, only to our freinds on "Tradition" entering the Chet ahead. As we enter, we notice the quay heading is broken and sticking out into the channel, but does`nt cause any issues, it does when we leave tomorrow though, but more about that later. We follow Tradition, and hope they don`t take the last spot ahead of us, us it`s a bit of a walk from Pye`s Mill moorings for someone with a knackered ankle (me), and someone with a knackered knee (Karen), but as we near the basin, it`s clear Tradition and us are the only ones in there, closely followed by another boat. So we pick our mooring and get settled in. We needed a couple of bits of shopping, so headed to the high street and went in to Rosie Lee`s to reserve our table for breakfast in the morning. When we return, we see a lot of other boats have arrived, and watch and help a couple of guys moor Gold Gem next to us. It`s clear these guys are fishermen, and soon get down to some fishing. I ask what their using as bait, and how deep they`re fishing, and then follow suit. I can`t be there too long, as about half six, we`re due in the the Raj for a curry. I`ve been fishing a while, with my float dipping under bites, but nothing really takes the bate, so i decided to change tactics and don`t strike at every dip of the float, then it disappears, and i strike. I got one on, but it does`nt feel big at all, just my usual small roach or perch. Little did i know, i`d hooked into a very large silver bream, about 7lbs in weight. I took a few minutes to fight it, having to let it run, then wind it in, then let it run again when it gets closer to the net, which was very kindly loaned to us by our new neighbours. Eventually, i wore it down, and my brother got it into the net, and i`d finally caught the biggest fish i`ve ever caught, it was a biggie, and at a size i never thought you`d get in the tight confines of the Loddon basin. We released my prize catch back into the water after taking photo`s for evidence, and i`m a happy man. We set off for the Raj and have another excellent meal, and on our return, i see the couple on one of Freedoms boats are sitting on the bank, so i ask if they`re ok, and find out Andy Banner from Freedom is aboard trying fix a newly fitted fuel pump that developed a leak. Even new parts can be faulty, and Andy was buried up to his shoulders in an engu=ine bay trying to fix a new part. I took the opportunity to hop aboard, with the hirers permission, and say hello. What a great guy, straight talking and hard working, he`s already been busy for many hours in and now he`s here at 8.30 at night trying to fix things. It`s never easy in the fleet industry. I say bye bye and return to Lightning and do a bit more fishing, though without luck this time. We sat doown and watched some football, and started to feel tired, and as early as 9.30 pm, we decided to go to bed. It`s been a long and tiring, but exciting day, and a day i`l remember for catching MY record fish, it`s taken years to do it, but thanks to the advice of a good freind and the guys on Gold Gem, i finally did it. Good night all.
  15. Great pics Jean. Looking forward to the account of the rest of your week. Helen
  16. grendel

    Broad Ambition - The Model

    getting cooler, 30.5 deg, second roof support section added, wider beams have been split for the intermediate roof supports.
  17. MauriceMynah

    Documentary Penlee Disaster

    Hmmmm, don't get me wrong. The guys were without doubt heroes, but I suspect the tale that is to be told shows another side to this tragic incident. A massive amount of money was collected after this event in pubs and bars across the land, so much so that the3 "diviing" out of the dosh caused much anguish. I think that this is a program I shall avoid this time around. Many names were dragged through the mud
  18. Hylander

    Fake £10 Notes About

    Thank you for the heads up, much appreciated.
  19. I was very lucky to have a friend who found three on e bay and he donated them to the cause, We already had three.
  20. We've been in Lowestoft all week and the sea certainly looked rough at times ... high tide looked very high to me and it was a case of avoiding getting wet as it splashed high over the sea wall yesterday.
  21. Franzipan90

    Week On Jewel Of Light

    Thanks, may consider the day boat option. Boat seems all good so far nice and roomy for 5 adults, one child and a dog! Likening the layout aswell and yes the engine does seem quiet. We are heading through Yarmouth today and towards Beccles. All going well so far...nearly squashed the dingy when coming out the boatyard yesterday as was quite breezy but since then no hassle. Heading towards Beccles with a planned stop tonight at the Waveney River Centre.
  22. Maxwellian

    Dodgy CO Detectors

    Great site thanks
  23. Maxwellian

    Orca Maintenance And Improvements

    Nice work Alan, canopies as well as teak carpets. Looks great. Must admit so does B2P, love the window in the forward roof on that one.
  24. psychicsurveyor


    I like this, surprised no one has sent it to me.
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  26. marshman

    Silverline Wisper

    Thank goodness the mill has been restored!!
  27. NorfolkNog

    Comanding Light

    Ah, seems a bit odd, wonder it's been blown and they've not bothered to replace it?? Could ring Woods and ask. Have a great time anyway, if the weather keeps like this you will be laughing
  28. ZimbiIV

    Jabsco Toilet

    Alan, if it's an old one and the screws are rusted (like Zimbi's were) I found I needed to be fully conversant with old Anglo-Saxon! Followed by knowing how to use a bottle opener. paul
  29. Thanks Hylander not a fan of coos coos my self to be honest we had some new potato's and cauliflower fantastic ...
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