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  2. BroadAmbition

    Boat Jumble

    We could do with a boat jumble on the scale of the Norfolk Show Ground up here around our neck of the woods Griff
  3. BroadAmbition

    James Knight's Blog

    I have just read it through twice. Concentrated more the second time round. I would of thought I found fault or at least partially disagree with something he said - Failed spectacularly. It is one of the most sensible pieces of writing on this particular topic I have ever read. I just hope and pray that some big hitter somewhere high up the food chain reads and studies it properly, then maybe picks up his/her phone and starts to make a few subtle enquiries than starts to rattle cages - We can hope In the meantime, much respect and a huge thanks to James Knight for taking the time and sharing with us Griff
  4. BroadAmbition

    Game Shooting - Documentory

    Today was my last game shoot of the season, and on a school day too. Our local shoot of which I am one of the syndicate guns so this one affordable. Not a huge bag but the day was really good. Expensive Breakfast at the Mount Pleasant hotel. Then out for the day. It was proper cold with ice crunching underfoot. Macie did her thing as she does. I bagged three pheasant and four french partridge (We like shooting the french!) we never shoot English partridge. A great day out with mates. Now to concentrate on the clay shooting with some big fun team events coming up throughout the year Griff
  5. MauriceMynah

    Omni Directional Aerial

    That is the size and design of aerial I use, I think (from what I have learned on this thread) that I need to replace the coax though.
  6. Jayfire

    A Winters Tale

    Cheers NN The walk is pleasant, if you don't mind walking in the road which seems the Norfolkian way. In the spring/summer we'll do the footpath walk instead and see how it compares, but you can always rely on the Ferry Incidentally, mooring there is free over night, and £3 for electric (for the Southern Softies ) Coldham Hall charge £10 over night (redeemable) and £5 for leccy
  7. Today
  8. chameleon

    Pmr Licence Free Radio On The Broads

    only problem there , getting a good ground plane for the aerial
  9. Smoggy

    Closed Season - Have Your Say

    If there's a spare seat I could sit and watch that with you, maybe give a running commentary (or just insert the bleeps), sounds like good entertainment.
  10. 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.
  11. andyg

    New Boat From Horning

    Cant see that needing to much TLC before it go off to work. Booking it for sept
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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)
  16. Yesterday
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. Last week
  23. 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.
  24. eddybear

    Advice Please!

    On my last boat I had the same wheel as you which was varnished, I used to clean the brassware with a brass cleaner warding and a quick buff with a cotton duster time taken probably 10 minutes, the trouble is with putting any sort of coating lacquer etc on brass it will still tarnish in time and then you have to clean the lacquer off before clearing the brass, so in my opinion ( clean Buff enjoy ) and do again when it starts to tarnish but it will only take you about 10 minutes

    Locks Inn

    Great stuff that it is staying open good luck and wish them every success. At least we didn't lose it like the Berney Arms.
  26. RS2021

    Eastick Falcon 26

    I started my boating on the Thames in the late '70s. Registration numbers don't have the same significance as on the Broads. They are not displayed on a boat (apart perhaps on the paper registration document). At the time (I'm not sure if it has changed), every boat registered on the Thames must have a unique name (hence 1,2,3 etc for a class is always displayed) and the name must be displayed on both sides at the bow and across the stern. The fact you have found a name on the bottom of a draw and not any Broads registration numbers does lend weight to your boat being delivered straight to the Thames and never being used on the Broads. Was this boat ever produced in models other than the 26? Did builders build various moulds all around the same length? I suspect not. I suspect the 25ft variant was Swan Fiesta (Hampton Safari) and the 27ft is just measuring error. As you say it might be worth measuring yours. Maybe they are 26ft 6 in and some people round up? I've had another look at my old brochures and found the following examples of the Eastick Falcon 26 on the Thames in the late '70s early '80s. Swan Harmony class: This is in Hoseasons1976 brochure and is described as newly built. I've already posted this and the photo appears to be a library photo. I don't have the 1975 brochure, so don't know if it appeared earlier. The photo changes to what appears to be an actual Thames photo of Swan Harmony 2 in 1982 The photo I posted was from Hoseasons' 1983 brochure. Sovereign Janet, Consort Cruisers, Datchet: This appears in Blakes 1977 brochure and is described as new in 1977. The photo looks like a library photo, so I've not reproduced it. Blue Gem class, Bushnells, Maidenhead: This appears in Hoseasons' 1981 Brochure. The photo is clearly the Broads and I suspect this is a broads import. Hope this info helps.
  27. Wyndham

    Hi Everyone, Im Looking To Purchase

    I have quoted you dnks34 not because I disagree with anything you say but just to put another perspective on the "leak" front. I would guess, based on nothing than my conversations with people, that 75% of broads boats leak, even if the owners don't know it yet, and in the 30k and below range I would guess that at sometime all have leaked and most still do. If you buy a boat that shows no signs of leaking it doesn't mean it isn't leaking. But a boat with signs of leaking doesn't mean it's wrecked, I mean how are the owners expected to know (and deal with) a leak unless they see the signs. As dnks34 says, proceed with caution, but don't get too hung up on the leak situation, because sooner or later you'll be chasing one.!!
  28. Lulu

    Windboat Tradewind

    Been browsing on you tube as you do
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