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  2. Like that! I reckon folk think there is a mysterious being who catches the fish beneath the surface and sticks them on hooks as they dangle!
  3. I must have missed that one I thought it went from 95 to 98 to 2000 (or ME ).
  4. Unfortunately my last visit to the broads has been far far too long ago CC so I won't be around this weekend, but have a great time at The Ferry, I hope the weather us good for you, the repairs are satisfactory and I look forward to seeing you around the rivers soon
  5. Tom (BA), could you please help by telling us when Authority members were first informed about emerging disagreements between the Authority and the Trust, were members involved in the negotiations or at least kept updated, and what were the reasons for the Trust wanting to sever relations? I hope that you agree and accept that this information would be in the public interest.
  6. Have collected NBN decals from my printers , they measure approx 25cm x 10cm (the white surround is backing paper ) will take them down to Norfolk next weekend
  7. Pleasure to meet you at lunchtime today Griff. We headed for Salhouse as planned. It was a much better afternoon for cruising.
  8. I've heard there's dragons above those bridges!
  9. Last week
  10. It looks like we will be doing a very similar thing as we are on the Broads the same week and hope to do a bit of the south too. An afternoon crossing on Sunday and then probably a very early start on Wednesday heading back north. Which boat are you on? Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  11. To be fair, you probably new the result before the race started. It's quite often the same. We've known who was going to win the title since about May!
  12. Well iwe are now safely moored up at Great Yarmouth, after a 10mph trip across Breydon we arrived and carefully made our way against the tide, to moor up. The only unusual fact was our skipper Charlie was. fast asleep, I am justifiably proud of the crew for doing everything necessary when it was needed as we moored up with a light bump to wake the skipper.
  13. They must like the taste of you, better change your cologne!
  14. They're open, in as much as it's entirely at your own risk. Officially, BA say they're unsafe. Not sure exactly what's unsafe about them, apart from a risk of grounding on especially low tides.
  15. Good morning Please find attached ABP Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 29 2019 regarding Lowestoft Outer Harbour Fencing Repairs. Kind regards. Karen Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT OUTER HARBOUR – QUAY FENDER REPAIRS AND RENEWAL - WAVENEY DOCK Mariners and Port-Users are advised that works are scheduled to commence on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th October to remove and replace unstable quay fendering on Waveney No.1 berth within the outer harbour. The works will be undertaken by Norfolk Marine, using the vessel ‘Flying Hart’ who will monitor VHF Ch.14 Vessels wishing to transit the area should liaise with Port Control to obtain information and advice on works activities. Vessels should give the area as wide a berth as is safe and practical, and pass at slow speed to reduce vessel wash. Work may extend past these dates, subject to works and weather conditions. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required. Harbour Master 11th October 2019
  16. Good review and very useful for anyone contemplating hiring this style of boat. Swancraft certainly knew what they were doing!
  17. Exactly so Howard, i totally agree. We only hired from them twice, and both times they were brilliant. Boats are in excellent condition, despite some of them being rather mature in age. A really great family yard, and a really friendly welcome.
  18. Very traceable I would have thought. Doesnt smack of Travellers as dont they burn theirs.
  19. Another from Neptune Marina, Ashokan, formerly Calib. The old name is visible as a shadow on the dodger. http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Boat_Details&BoatId=15648&BoatHistory=25664
  20. Chiltern Lady also has a separate tank to flush the loo, so may be not so unusual.
  21. Wroxham railway bridge, the bridge over the railway will be closed 09:30- 15:30 21st Oct 2019. Diversion via salhouse Smallburgh A149 to North walsham, will be closed, 09:00- 16:00 14-15th Oct 2019 diversion via Mundesley!!!!
  22. That didn't hang around long, obviously a lovely boat, and a deserved quick sale.
  23. Out of interest I googled the RCC rules, interesting. By my reckoning 'Storm' should have failed dismally at clause number 7! 7. The Class is open to bona fide river cruisers and the interpretation of this definition rests with the General Committee. 8. A River Cruiser shall be a boat designed specifically and exclusively for the Norfolk Broads. A River Cruiser’s hull and decks may be constructed of any material, and shall include: a) An aft cockpit or well, surrounded by a substantial coaming, capable of seating at least two people each side, inside the coaming, on fore and aft bench seats. b) A cabin at least 6ft long between aft bulkhead and cabin front or rear of tabernacle, whichever dimension is the smaller, with a minimum height throughout of 3ft between cabin sole* and coachroof, measured on the centreline with the coachroof in its lowered position. The cabin should contain at least two bunks, with mattresses and bunk base. * Note: where the cabin sole is interrupted by bunks, engine casings or the like, the measurement for headroom is taken from where the sole would be in the absence of such obstructions. The roof beams are not taken into account. c) A forepeak, with hatch, to allow the mast to swing for lowering. The mast shall be mounted in a tabernacle, which forms an integral part of the structure of the boat. The tabernacle shall be stepped on the hog or GRP equivalent. (Yachts built before 1975 may be exempt from provisions a), b) and c) above at the discretion of the General Committee.) NB – Prospective applicants seeking registration of a yacht are advised to contact the Class Committee prior to purchase, building or alteration of a vessel. 9. Any innovation in the materials used in the construction or alteration of keel, hull, cabin, sails, spars or equipment, or the adaptation of offshore or racing dinghy technology to River Cruisers, shall be approved by the Committee prior to its use. Furthermore, the General Committee reserves the right to refer any major innovation to the Class at a General Meeting. (A rider to this rule was presented to the January 1984 meeting and contains advice on materials and equipment which, on application, would expect to be ruled admissible under the provisions of that rule.) 10. In variation of ISAF RRS 50, a whisker pole need not be attached to the mast when in use. 11. In variation of ISAF RRS 54, headsail tacks may be attached to a jib boom whose other end is attached approximately on the boat’s centre-line.
  24. We should be able to join from up t' north. Fingers crossed that my Portable WiFi thingy will work.
  25. The penetrating aroma of a flatulent pooch, especially a wet one, can be nothing short of legendary. Compared to my rancid old tom, no competition, especially after he's feasted on a herring gull. Mind you, it might be a cat thing, how many people take their moggies on a long journey?
  26. according to bss it's 25mm from the bottom NOTE – drain openings on the side of cylinder lockers not greater than 25mm above the bottom of the locker may be considered as at the lowest point of the side. NOTE – with the consent of the owner, a bucket of water can be used to aid verification of Check Items 7.3.4 to 7.3.6.
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