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  2. Jayfire

    A Winters Tale

    Thursday 13th December I was up bright and early today to find an overcast windy cool day. Once the dog had been exercised and my caffeine fix was sorted I set off from North Cove back up the River Waveney. As ever I had no destination in mind as I fought against the incoming tide, with half an idea forming to pop onto the Waveney River Centre and have a walk to The White Lion. By the time I reached the centre however I was aware that with the tide incoming, by the time I had walked there and back I may not be able to fit under the bridge at Somerleyton without faffing with the roof and so I continued on along the river with the sun threatening to beat the cloud cover and come out I eventually met the New Cut Where there was massive congestion ahead caused by the appearance of the dreaded Southern Water Sea Monsters I finally gained the advantage of the tides assistance at Reedham, where I progressed along the Yare to Brundall As I reached Brundall at around 1515 I noticed the fuel kiosk was empty, and so moored up to get diesel and a pump out. By the time I finally found someone to do the fuelling it was gone 1545, and by the time they had finished and I had paid it was 1610 Kiosk information for anyone who may be concerned And so being so close to home with the light gone, I moored up back on my mooring And headed off back to the Brundall Ram, for a few more beers, and it was a lovely evening in their too.
  3. JennyMorgan

    Broads Toll 2019

    John, (MM) you need to be out in a rowing boat or kayak, on a quiet evening, when a 'gas guzzler' comes past. With little or no wind, or other passing boats to disperse it, their emissions lay on the water, contained by the reeds and the river bank, not at all pleasant for those of us caught up in it. Nothing to do with liking or not liking particular boats, bit of a myth is that, just a preference for fresh air.
  4. Siddy

    Web Cam

    Looks like they've reduced the picture width for the extra tabs so the picture isn't right now. One thing I did try last week and on the latest Sony android tv software is that the web page now lets you view the cameras full screen with no buffer of the pictures. Brinks, Potters, North Yorks Railway,
  5. Today
  6. ZimbiIV

    Never Ending Story

    Malanka, You may want to have a look at this:- https://magnummotorhomes.co.uk/shop/smev-appliances/smev-cu400-kabe-full-height-cooker/ It is 50mm too high for our boat otherwise it would have been in now, it is suitable for marine use according to SMEV. paul
  7. Hi Clive She looks beautiful mate.So when will she being launched then as I'm looking forward to see her in the yard. The name would suit her is "Swiftway"
  8. Alan, I don't think that I ever met you and Tan but I always admired your togetherness on this forum, not least your joint welcome to new members, I'm sure that we shall all miss that.
  9. quo vadis

    Free Magazines

    Perfect thank you Poppy
  10. annv

    Generator Onboard?

    Hi Pumpmedic You don't use a generator to charge batteries from shore power you use a charger, a generator would be used for battery charging if it was a river boat and not newish, deep sea/blue water boats such as Robin has have a large output generator for cooking and air con and heating. they dont have gas as it s difficult to replace when abroad. some smaller ones have diesel cooking, I guess you are not looking at £200,000 plus boats, river/estuary boats they may have a (suitcase) generator which will be petrol powered these shouldn't be used on board, popular on canals, they only have a 8 amp 12 volt dc output and 1000w 240v ac output and air cooled/noisey . there could be purpose built on board diesel geny's for cooking/battery charging these would probably be Hybrid powered and would say so. speak to vender. John
  11. Cal

    Wintertime Cooking

    Loads of food storage in the fridge now. With the old fridge it was always a struggle and sometimes it was a choice between beer or food! It is the same at home. We only have a small fridge there and half of that is beer and tonic storage
  12. Islander

    Electric Advice Please

    Stumpy, I use to repair electronic organs for a living. The older models would have a wiring loom all in black. Without the correct service manual almost impossible task to find a faulty wire. I'm now retired but because of my background everyone thinks I know everything about boat electrics too! I'm still trying to fathom sme of the wiring on our boats. Colin
  13. Maxwellian

    Calendars In Print

    Just heard from Aunty Pat that they have arrived safely and will be posted tomorrow. Still time to get one in time for Christmas if you have not yet ordered one.
  14. grendel

    Enough Is Enough Already!

    wasnt that three wise guys?
  15. Yesterday
  16. Tigerhawk

    Nbn Quiz Night

    Topics for tomorrow's quiz:- 1) The Human Body 2) Films 3) Connections 4) Units 5) History 6) Miscellany Starts around 8:30pm in the chatroom:- http://www.nbnquiz.co.uk/chat/ Enter username (no password)click login. All welcome
  17. Birchwood commadore 31 for sale 27k on E bad any takers airdraft 3.2m or 10ft 6" ? paul
  18. springsong

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    If you were to get an electric dehumidifier get one with a drain to drain into a sink or basin otherwise you are always going to the boat to empty it. From experience I would keep the crystals going as well. We also had the water tank conundrum except we had four tanks three potable and one for a header tank, it took a while to get to grips with it all.
  19. Just listened to the show and wondered if we learnt any thing from what was said,many interesting question ,but many were not fully answered and “ I will check when I get back to the office “ It vwould be interesting if these answers were to be given back “ air .” Did you listen to it ?
  20. Last week
  21. BroadAmbition

    Game Shooting - Documentory

    At LAST or FINALLY. The first Wednesday of every calender month our group attends a clay shoot just outside Bawtry, followed by a dinner in a local pub on t way home. It should have been last Wednesday but due to the rain it was postponed till this evening. At this time of year we are shooting painted clays under big floodlights. There are somewhere between 5 - 10 guns in 'Our' group on these gatherings, it's a 50 bird clay shoot, all sporting birds layout changed slightly so never the same month to month. To date I have never achieved the much sought after allocade of 'Top Gun' been 2nd or third on plenty of times. Tonight for the first time ever however I won outright, 'Top Gun' at last - All good things come to those that wait. Well chuffed. You watch, next time out will bring me crashing back to earth. As the saying goes ' After the Lord Mayors show - Follows the sh1t cart' Griff
  22. ranworthbreeze

    Notice 9 Of 2018

    Dear All Please find attached Notice No. 9 of 2018 regarding Haddiscoe Cut – Between Reedham and St. Olaves. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 09 of 2018 Haddiscoe Cut – Between Reedham and St. Olaves Notice is hereby given that BAM Nuttall will be carrying out repair work to the gabion baskets in the ‘Haddiscoe Cut/New Cut’ between 7 January 2018 and 5 April 2019. Where works are being undertaken the channel will be restricted to 10 metres. The navigation will remain open but boaters must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. Any vessels requiring greater width to navigate safely must notify Broads Control in advance on 01603 756056 to arrange for passage during this time. TG434007. Please ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area. Adrian Sewell Rivers Engineer Broads Authority Yare House 62-64 Thorpe Road Norwich, NR1 1RY 12 December 2018
  23. Captain

    Which Boat Best For Me?.

    Hi, The Alpha 32 centre cockpit first appeared in 1982, the 34/35 in 1984, I am not sure when they stopped building however the last hire one joined Barnes in 1999. The new Alphas are quite rare and as far as I know didn't appear until 2011/12 so unlikely to be on the second hand market, I believe only 6 on hire (Swan Renown, Brinks Quartetx4 and Amber Emblem). Neil
  24. SteveO

    First Fire Of The Winter.

    I'll bet that Geordie chickens are still going out without their feathers.
  25. Cal

    Boats For Couples

    If it got to the point where I was really struggling to get on and off the boat then at that time it would be time to hang up the hat and find another hobby!! I am also a shortie, 5'3" and not claiming to be the most agile but can't really think of a time on the Broads on our own boat or a hire boat where I have struggled to get on or off. Climbing the ladders at Great Yarmouth at low water Springs was not my most enjoyable experience I will say but neither was it overly difficult.
  26. MauriceMynah


    Only very occasionally do "spats" arise on this forum. Differences of opinion happen often but are (normally) conducted with good grace and respect for the other party. This often leads to interesting entertaining and educational threads. Long may that remain the case.
  27. Polly

    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    The Virtual Pub is open tonight at 8.30, there will be a nice warm log fire.  Mulled Wine and Mince Pies tonight on the house.
  28. ChrisB

    My Day

    Thought that I would go the other way today, so headed south to Palling for a walk. Deserted except for the usual year round Surfers 20181211_110121.mp4 20181211_110121.mp4
  29. rightsaidfred

    Sea Level Change, Since 1970...

    I notice they didn`t mention this https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/12/scientists-discover-91-volcanos-antarctica Fred
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