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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. EastCoastIPA

    Nothing

    The secret is ours Charlie
  3. psychicsurveyor

    Tudor Reformation

    Another stunning boat, Although I trained as a specialist timber surveyor many many moons ago I don't think I have the skill , patience and time to achieve what you guys and girls do. Hats off to you all.
  4. 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
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  6. Polly

    Nbn Quiz Night

    Change of topics for the quiz... BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE CATS &; DOGS SEAMANLIKE EXPRESSIONS GRUESOME TWOSOMES GENIUS OR MADNESS? GENERAL IGNORANCE Starting now http://www.nbnquiz.co.uk/chat/
  7. kingfisher666

    Back To The Summer Of 1976?...

    I'm sure you were young enough and beautiful too. Life was made to be enjoyed and to love, otherwise there's not much point in it... The summer of '76 seemed to encourage lots of both, for lots of people, that's what made it so wonderful...
  8. 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
  9. EastCoastIPA

    Silverline Wisper

    Sept 2001 in it's Anchorcraft days. You can just see the Blue before it changed to Yellow probably around 2005 or 2006? Hunsett Mill in the background for the nostalgic amongst us, pre it's modernisation.
  10. Thanks Hylander not a fan of coos coos my self to be honest we had some new potato's and cauliflower fantastic ...
  11. BroadAmbition

    Wanted - Period Cabin Light Fitting

    Correct. I may know of some more brand new in wrapping, not sure if they are the fronts and backs though Griff
  12. ChrisB

    Dodgy CO Detectors

    There are a lot of products listed on Ebay that are shipped direct from China. I have bought such goods and the Customs declaration has been to say the least stretching the truth. I seem to remember a vibration hour metre for my lawn mower was a "present"
  13. SwanR

    Justice Is Done!

    Update on the state of Haven Bridge. It may or may not be able to be opened on Sunday to get the old naval vessel out from Norwich. http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/traffic-delays-caused-by-broken-bridge-affecting-gorleston-1-5573248
  14. SwanR

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    Update on the state of Haven Bridge. It may or may not be able to be opened on Sunday! http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/traffic-delays-caused-by-broken-bridge-affecting-gorleston-1-5573248
  15. EastCoastIPA

    Congratulations

    To the Chair
  16. Franzipan90

    Week On Jewel Of Light

    We don't mind basic, more that we were looking at 4 separate cabins prefer to not have to makeup beds everyday.
  17. ranworthbreeze

    My Day

    My guess being that Griff is a true Yorkshire-man he would have a coronary just at the thought of wasted tiles Regards Alan
  18. FairTmiddlin

    Jack Fellows And The Missing Boatyard!

    Blast found out once again!
  19. socrates

    Broadland Grebe

    Good to see the progress being made with Broadland Swift, we had a look at her when she was out the water and noticed the rot in the stern. We had the same problem and were told it was always an issue with Ripplecraft when they were in the hire fleet. Replacing those planks was a nightmare job to say the least, this is because of the way they are designed and how they are fixed to the frames forward of the bulkhead and keel. The best thing to do is to make sure that the new planks are well treated (see previous posts), cleaned and painted every year. We also ensure that the rear of the boat is kept free of any accumulation of junk in order to allow the air to circulate around the area. Whilst it may reduce the amount of stowage space, it helps prevent the area becoming a breeding ground of damp. Likewise, regular sweeping of the accumulated detritus helps. The previous owners of Grebe neglected this area, so it also rotted from the inside. I agree with replacing the old Lister, it was almost impossible to get parts and if you could find them they were unbelievably expensive. I know the purists would object to us removing the lump of 1930's English metal, but it is just not practical on so many levels. Not least of these is the cumbersome gear change system which can be dangerous in the crowded waters of the Broads. For those who do not know - to go astern you had to completely stop the engine, then use a huge gear leaver (it was actually from a World War Two Tank) to put the boat in reverse, then go back to the throttle which you pushed forward to the desired astern revs. Just about everyone on the boat would end up with untold bruises from the huge gear leaver. We are certainly planning to come to Potter again this summer and will call in and see Expilot.
  20. Bound2Please

    Hello

    A very warm from me and the Wench (some call her Inge) to the NBN Kron Charlie
  21. Vaughan

    Mud Wherry Cast Off

    That does not surprise me in the least. That deserted quay at the old Port of Yarmouth Marina is one of the favourite hang-outs for all the little nasties that "go bump in the night".
  22. Chelsea14Ian

    Nav Lights Not Working

    It does when then kids were young we had two holidays in the South of France camping the first one.It rained cats dogs and hippos all night.Luckerly after that the sun came out
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