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  2. We have a Karcher K4 that gets used most weekends for both cars, had just over 12 months and can't fault it so far, proper boys toy Mark loves it so I sit back and let him crack on
  3. the other option is to make up a metal bracket for the base of the antenna, and make sure the bracket is earthed to the boat earth, you could probably mount a metal plate on the top of the new mast for the antenna, nipped between the mast and the nav light on top, extended just past the wooden top knob with the antenna mounted on the plate (once again earth the plate)
  4. Martin, As we both know, most figures about anything are artificial. Figures are produced by somebody to prove a point. Rarely are ALL the figures published together, and even rarer are figures published if they don't prove the point of the person making it. Taking engines of equal power, Petrol engines produce more Co than diesel ones. Petrol Engines produce more Co2 than diesel ones. Diesel engines produce more particulate emissions than petrol. Which one is better to live next to? Oh and please don't get me started on Electric cars.
  5. Mayfair passed with us to the South over a very choppy Breydon recently (so rough that Pearl Horizon with her open fore cockpit turned back to Gt. Yarmouth). Here she is on the Yare after the weather had calmed down.
  6. Today
  7. That was cheap , down here it is about the £90 mark.
  8. Thats my favourite fruit cake still available then. Yummy! Fred
  9. Good to know that one of the Emblem fleet was out. You reminded me that I hadn't mentioned our fuel usage. We had used £41 of diesel this time so that was £79 back. Admittedly we managed to go with the tide on most days, partly due to luck and partly down to planning.
  10. trambo

    Loddon Staithe

    Not the only ones who are nervous!
  11. Yesterday
  12. Also you will need to upgrade your hairdryer
  13. Lulu

    My Day

    Ill take that as the third thing then, thank you Ray!
  14. So today being a nice day, it was time to get into the workshop and process the windscreen further. Time to fit the hinges to the side pieces. hinges positioned, drilled through at 0.7mm, the hinge part opened out to 0.8mm, stainless steel pins fitted through and glued in place, finished product I am happy with.
  15. I remember the days when the old chap would come round in his green punt and ask for the mooring fee (" Half a crown for your mooring please" ) For the younger members that was 2 shillings and 6 pence , equivalent to twelve and a half pence. Jeff
  16. agreed! Enough common cents and you can save a dollar. :-)
  17. The boats go back in on the 3rd April, so next weekend looks like being busy around Cove. Don't forget the road works at the level crossing will be in full swing. paul
  18. Last week
  19. One of Crystal Lights provided my first ever Broads experience in 1990! We even got under Potter :-) Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  20. The fact the BA have the role says a lot about the levels of public relations in the REAL NPs. It is a bit odd give how incredibly poor the BA is at PR with its own toll payers. They generate publicity but have no concept of PR and how to get their message across to the Little People. Smacks of empire building, they will start a charity next , charitable work is a prerequisite for a knighthood. Anyone else see a pattern emerging.
  21. Malanka

    Over Wide Load

    How did you guess lol yup containers. Bane of our lives, 3 million yellow dusters in 230kg metal banded bails in a twenty foot container and the fork truck died on hottest August Saturday morning for years, 17 tons total out, round, and back up inside by hand !! Wrecked my trapezius muscle right side. Still wrecked to this day, me and depot hydrocortisone are old friends. Plod made our lives hell too. M
  22. I bet it Wouldnt take long to do the broads
  23. When in doubt refer to Google so I have, namely tapping in 'UK National Parks Foundation'. I found and was impressed with the American National Parks Foundation but zilch on this latest UK creation. What I did find were the several, existing UK national park's related charities and organisations, all of which the Authority/Packman already appears to be involved with. It would be interesting to find out what Packman's actual involvement has been in the creation of this latest addition to the NP cause.
  24. Other than the water and shower pump, canopy and batteries the boat was in good order. I am pretty sure too the canopy could have been repaired. The pumps I think failed due to prolonged lack of use, the batteries - well 5L of deionised water under the cockpit seat gave the game away something was not happy there. That turned out to be the battery charger wrongly wired and programmed. Overall the aim was to make a good base better and I think it has been worth it, if perhaps has taken a lot longer than I would have liked. I'm pleased I have avoided the need to have a Stainless Steel Mud-weight...So far. They are indeed from Wilko, the entire boat inventory came from them in one hit online from bedding to plates to glasses and forks. Great quality and even the cheap 'Functional' single Duvet rated to 13.5 Tog, is cosy and for £6.00 can easily be seen as a seasonal purchase should it get damp.
  25. well he gets my vote ....... at least someones doing some dredging ....
  26. Took this with my phone from Womack Staithe on Wednesday evening. Also getting lots of boat names to look out for 13 to 27 May and 7 to 17 Sept. already got Lightning don for Sept.
  27. It’s been like that this week. So nice to know that you can turn up and moor almost anywhere you like!
  28. Dear All Notice is hereby given that dredging operations are programmed to commence on the River Thurne from 22 March 2019 until 29 March 2019, during the hours of 0800 hours and 1600 hours daily, excluding weekends. The works may restrict the access passage of vessels from Candle Dyke to Martham Ferry. The navigation will remain open but mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restrictions and delays. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035
  29. Solo boat cleaning weekend, so not much fun
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