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  2. My information, maybe wrongly, was that both organisations had had to change their constitutions. Whatever, thanks for the clarification.
  3. Thanks all. I`m not sure where we`ll be on the Saturday night, it might be Brooms, or it might be Loddon, it depends what time we arrive at Lightning. If we`re late getting there it will be Brundall, but if we get away early, it will be Loddon. The train to Beccles and bus to Loddon sounds good though. I did think about a taxi, but that would be very expensive.
  4. I worked at Wolverton rail depot where i was fitting out trains. I only worked there for a month, hated the place. The Canal went around behind the place, and looked like a rubbish dump. Then a little way up the road to the Stoke Bruern museum, and it was really beautiful.
  5. Today
  6. I thought that when someone put a post on faceache, i thought the Heritage boats were designed on a traditional style launch, maybe i`m confusing them with something else?.
  7. I think we have come to a decision. Originally we were concerned about the high startup current and low power efficiency of some of, if not most of our tools as they use induction motors which I am led to believe have the biggest gap between KW used and KVA needed to power them, a value I have learned is kVArs. I already have an evolution power tech engine on my pressure washer, which if you haven't come across them before is an engine on a trolley with bolt on accessories, on of which is a gen set. It runs at 2.8kw peak and 2.4kw continuous, which we now feel should be plenty for what we need. At 130 quid or so it solves our problems and I might be able to make use of it too. I also have a meeting with the chairman of the Parish Council tomorrow to try and put an end to the enmity between them and the community garden. Wish me luck with that, I'm the last person I'd send on such a mission.
  8. Been over to Colney this afternoon via the NDR. The roundabout to nowhere, except the farmers field and heli training centre, looks a mess. Have they considered rubber posts and signs so they spring back up after the carnage is cleared each time?
  9. 40% off some boats at Woods in March.
  10. I also read that it is a product synthesised from natural Gas, surely in the long term, though it may burn cleaner, that is no better than any other finite resource fossil fuel. Now if (for instance) they could produce the fuel from a different gas (hydrogen for preference) then I could see a point to it. surely though production of a diesel fuel from vegetable oils (a sustainable source) would be a better option. also the cleaner emissions claim would have to be substantiated for a wet exhaust system, would for instance the fatty acid methyl esthers dissolve in the water to create a new pollutant?
  11. Good afternoon Please find attached ABP Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 8 2020 – Lowestoft Outer Approaches – Current Meter Recovery. 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 – SOUTHERN HOLM SANDS – CURRENT METER RECOVERY Mariners and Port Users are advised that a seabed mounted acoustic monitoring device will be recovered by the vessel ‘Jumbo’, deploying Divers into the water. This device will be recovered on the 23rd January 2020 with work commencing from 06:00hrs and to continue throughout the Daylight hours. Notification will be provided once the equipment has been recovered and removed from the area. The device will be recovered from the following approx. position at a depth of 8.6m: 52°27.370 N 001°47.580 E (Shown on chart extract by ) All vessels and small craft are requested to Navigate with extreme caution in the vicinity of the ‘Jumbo’ and at a slow speed so as to reduce the effects of vessel’s wash. Additionally please give the ‘Jumbo’ as wide a berth as safely possible. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required. Harbour Master 22nd January 2020
  12. An old friend of mine who was headmaster of a north London girls' school, used to give tuition to prisoners and I remember him telling me how he used to coach Myra Hindley for English GCE. He said he could feel evil radiating off her and used to sit as faraway from her as possible. Carole
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  14. I'm always paying attention Mr Nog, and I always know who I'm talking to
  15. Glad I’ve got a forward steer cruiser booked for March then!
  16. Having just spent the last 5 years living in Switzerland at 2000ft elevation above the beautiful city of Bern, I can honestly say that whatever this season is supposed to be it's great. We were used to minus 17 in November through to March snow almost every week and freezing winds and no rain. After moving to Suffolk I equipped the new piece of German engineering with high quality winter tyres as the grip in the snow in CH with the Japanese Engineering was great, the grip here in the low temperature rain was and is simply amazing, I love it. Tyres stored and rotated every month until I need them and the winter ones the same in the summer. I had forgotten how mild UK winters were, even for a child of the Northwest. Suffolk is great if a tad wet. Bring on the spring you're on about Tim I cant wait. Malanka beckons. See you all soon at the spring meet. M&F
  17. Good afternoon Please find attached Broads Authority Notice to Mariners No 02 2020 Navigation Restriction - Powerboat Racing at Oulton Broad. 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 BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 02 of 2020 Navigation Restriction - Powerboat Racing at Oulton Broad Notice is hereby given that vessels may be temporarily restricted and regulated in their movement near the powerboat racing circuit at Oulton Broad during the 2020 summer season. Where necessary patrol boats will supervise transit between races. Please take note of advice given by officials. Specific dates for racing are as follows: Thursday 7 May 6.00pm Thursday 14 May 6.00pm Thursday 21 May 6.00pm Sunday 24 May 12 noon - CPA British Championships Monday 25 May 12 noon - CPA British Championships Thursday 4 June 6.00pm Thursday 11 June 6.00pm Thursday 18 June 6.00pm Thursday 25 June 6.00pm Thursday 2 July 6.00pm Thursday 9 July 6.00pm Thursday 16 July 6.00pm Saturday 18 July 12 noon - UIM GT15-OSY400 World Championships Sunday 19 July 12 noon - UIM GT15-OSY400 World Championships Thursday 30 July 6.00pm Thursday 6 August 5.30pm Thursday 13 August 5.30pm Thursday 20 August 5.30pm Monday 31 August 4.00pm - Lions Bank Holiday Gala Event Sunday 13 September 12 noon - Battle of Britain* *Extended course into North Bay. For more information visit www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-thebroads/ notices-to-mariners or call 01603 610734 Head of Safety Management 16 January 2020
  18. You are not yet fully into your S10 then!
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  20. Alternatively I will find a nice fabric then get Griff to re-upholster Broad Ambition to match the model. Many a true word said in jest. Hang fire on the fabric as we are indeed planning to recover the present soft furnishings in the wheelhouse. Out of necessity as they are worn through in places. Hope to get this done this year Griff
  21. Hopefully, i`l be there for the start this time.
  22. we had Premier Gem, Modern Gem (renamed Eastern Gem) and Top gems, we also had the shorter versions we named 'Crusader" i think more than one 40 came from Loch Lomond, along with the the Crusaders,
  23. they were in the hidden cave just around the curve.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLhcg_FU9g
  24. Good morning Various notices this morning. 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 NTM 03 2020 Maintenance repairs various to existing quay and retired line wall.pdf Marine Safety Notice SSE-NTM-001-2020 SURVEY WORKS.DOCX ABP Lowestoft N to M No.4 2020 - Lowestoft South Pier Head Fender Repairs.pdf ABP Lowestoft N to M No.5 2020 - Scottish Power Pontoon Lights.pdf ABP Lowestoft N to M No.6 2020 -Transit of unmanned surface vessel.pdf ABP Lowestoft N to M No.7 2020 -South cardinal buoy topmark.pdf
  25. Good morning Station Road in Cantley will be closed to vehicles from 2300hrs on Friday 14th August 2020 to 0600hrs on Monday 24th August 2020 due to engineering works being carried out by Network Rail. This will affect people wishing to access the slipway at Cantley during this period. Pedestrian access will be maintained across Church Road throughout this time. For further information please see https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/traffic-orders-notices-and-restrictions/public-information-notices 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
  26. Does ‘barricaded’ count as defence?
  27. I think that you are entirely right on that but I am mindful of a conversation between myself, JP & Trudi Wakelin on our personal aspirations for the Share Marshes. Surprisingly, to some maybe, we were in broad agreement and today we see many of those shared thoughts reaching fruition, thanks to the SWT. One of those thoughts was that either a round the island trip on such as the BA's Electric Eel at How Hill could be developed or that a 'walk & ride' circular trip could be created. The 'walk' being to or from the nature reserve with a boat trip to complete the journey. It could really be a worthwhile and popular attraction involving both navigation and conservation, well worth thinking about, but it would require either separate, dedicated moorings or a change in 24hr mooring policies. The BA is not adverse to changing or creating policies to suit its agenda, witness amended Broads Plans over the years. We were also told 'no road signs', ha ha ha!
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