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  2. grendel

    Cleaning Up The Lego

    I do, we never had any though - we had something called minibrix, rubber bricks that you built with much like lego. http://www.minibrix.com/ Lego - before lego.
  3. Today
  4. ranworthbreeze

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    Hi Monica, The Broom's fuel station will no doubt start their winter opening hours soon. My guess is that Saturday should be OK with a finish time of 4.00 pm or earlier Sunday will be debatable if open or not. We advise all of our owners to pump out and fuel up on Monday after lunch or first thing Tuesday morning. Regards Alan
  5. I think Sandersons charge far too much for what they're offering. Pacific and Freedom are much better value. I really like both. Freedom have the advantage of any day to any day hire, especially handy for short breaks or if you want to go for between 1 and 2 weeks.
  6. adam

    Week On Fair Entreprenuer

    Thanks and yes a lovely boat Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  7. James is going to put his works email on here in a bit as he would prefer the piccys going straight to his work if we can. Can a mod remove his personal one and substitute it when it arrives. Thanks peeps
  8. Smoggy

    Lady Emma

    Cracking looking boat and well capable of a few decent salty trips I would guess, the east coast has some lovely places to go, a couple of recommended reads are 'east coast pilot' and 'crossing the thames estuary' both written and updated by east coast sailors and full of invaluble info, just remember they are writing for a 5' keel with sail so a mobo can stretch the advised times quite well.
  9. grendel

    Lads Week

    I know Charlie, but my luddite Blackberry doesnt do whats app, my tablet would - if it was a phone.
  10. Yesterday
  11. Wonderwall

    Broads Bug....

    Take the little uns. It's the greatest place in the world, enjoyed even more by having your best people around. Go for it
  12. Alkemist

    Fishermen Beware!

    Clearly didn’t pack his Seven Oceans biscuits!
  13. grendel

    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    as one of the participants in the 'rudder' incident, I too would like to see it.
  14. Bern

    Thank You All

    I would just like to say thank you to everyone for their support and patience over the last four years with my battle against the Big C. Due to other issues I will be dropping out of the forum for the foreseeable future so I wish you all well and again a huge Thank you for all you have done for me. XXXX
  15. Bern

    Nbn Quiz Night

    Sounds like a great quiz Steve. I will not be there this week or any other Friday in the foreseeable future. Thank you to all for your support especially over the last 4 years with my health problems. I will miss you all xx
  16. SwanR

    A Week On Gainsborough Girl

    Lovely write up and I will look forward to hearing how you get on aboard Moonlight Shadow. Your reflection on Summercraft is interesting ... I think that we each form our own relationship with the yards that we hire from, especially if there is one that we find suits us best. It's nice to feel that you are a regular and valued customer. And I always enjoy reading such positive reviews.
  17. kingfisher666


    I never quite understood what 'glamping' is and how it's any different to camping. Is it because you don't have to pitch or take down your own tent, or is it because you live for a week in a tiny wooden 'dog kennel' type shed. Either way, I don't see where the 'glam' epithet applies, a holiday on a super yacht in Monaco, might be 'glam', but camping, really?. Putting up your own tent isn't exactly hard labour, I can pitch a 5 metre bell tent, in less than an hour, single handed. Camping isn't exactly 'roughing it' these days, with comfortable beds and chairs and warm rugs on the ground sheet. Electric hook up is available at most sites if you want it, so cool box (to keep your wine/beer nicely chilled), kettle, radio, heater and even a hair dryer (or curling tongs!) are not out of the question. Most campsites keep their 'facilities' spotlessly clean, so showers, washing up etc. are not a problem. You can even take a 'porta potti' or 'bucket and chuck it' (though not literally, of course) so you don't have to wander off into the night, to answer the call of nature. All in all, camping is not going to have all the comforts of home, but it is comfortable if you do it right. But, camping is camping, you either enjoy it or you don't, 'glamping' on the other hand, I've no idea even what that is...
  18. Wyndham

    October Where?

    I checked. 486,956 ... you can self certify your prize next time you're with an os map. Although I didn't realise, there is a big (small) clue in the photo. You can just make out a blurry railway line signal.
  19. Alkemist

    Ahoy There!

    Thank you Polly. I’ll get on that and fit it before I make the the pontentially perilous voyage!
  20. Maxwellian

    Sloe Gin

  21. Last week
  22. Polly

    My Day

    We had a flying trip to Norfolk. Catching up with Doug and Hele on Nipper was very pleasant, and as we sat over a cuppa, talk moved to Brilliant. I remarked that I needed to get a replacement boom as ours seemed to have fared badly over the summer. I said I'd got a quote from Peter Charlton and had asked for one from Whelptons. I had mentioned the boom on the phone a few weeks ago... "Um..." said Doug, "that boom on your deck, that's not your boom." ?? It turned out that it was Doug's old boom from his half-decker. It wouldn't fit in his garage so he'd popped it on Brilliant's deck. ££ saved and a good laugh over the misunderstanding. We headed back to the hotel for a very nice meal and a good night's rest at The Wayford Bridge Hotel. This morning after a satisfying breakfast we headed to Roys for Christmas Shopping, as you do. Roys Toys is awesome by the way, and I really like the way they avoid the stereotyping that Toys R Us used to slip into. Over at the main shop and there were some multifunction slow cookers on sale, we decided to go with that as an impulse buy it was a good proposition and splashed out £50. More later on that. Over to visit Brilliant where, yes indeed our boom and gaff are in fine condition and stashed on the cabin top. I cancelled our request for a replacement quote, which Annie said had puzzled them at the time as Brilliant's spars were fine. Doh! The roping on Brilliant's, very expensive, shelter broke last weekend, uv has defeated it after only a year, so I will be on the phone to the suppliers tomorrow. We dropped into lovely Fairhaven at lunchtime before heading home;, it really was a beautiful Autumn day! The rain set in on the way home as it had cleared away on the way in the day before, maybe we had a special weather window hovering over Norfolk? At home and unpacking the impulse buy, um, no lid, this meant a long conversation with Roy's to the effect that bringing it back is not ideal as we live 2 1/2 hours away. They are posting me one, I think. Roys are usually great so all should be fine
  23. On a recent visit to NE England & Scotland I was able to buy two Christmas Puddings & a supply of good sweet mincemeat. Since one of the puds is good into early 2020 we are set up for the next two Christmases even if BREXIT prevents my visiting the UK or the import of Christmas puds (at one time rumoured to set off the explosive detectors at Manchester airport) into the EU next year. I can vouch for the explosive detector at MAN story . Some years ago I was in Manchester (where my then employer had the European training centre & I had been helping out) and had a Christmas pud in my hand luggage. Sure enuf a security lady came towards me with my bag to be opened - on seeing the pud & three Terrys chociolate oranges (hand genades?) she just laughed.
  24. VetChugger

    Advice, Please

    Excellent combination of a bomb proof hull in the early builds. The thickness of mine had to be seen to be believed. However, the money swallowing aspects are the oh so handsome wooden topsides that can hoover up work and money at an alarming rate! Plus, they do really need a wetshed mooring to help avoid exposure to the climates worst efforts. But a beatifull craft to own and cruise in.
  25. Appointment of Co-opted Members to Navigation Committee The Authority is inviting people to apply to be members of its Navigation Committee. New appointments will take effect from April 2019. Applicants should have a good knowledge of the Broads and its special qualities; the navigation area and current relevant issues; and the varied recreational uses of the Broads. Applicants should be available to attend five meetings a year on weekdays. A modest co-optee allowance and reasonable expenses will be paid. Appointments are subject to consultation with various bodies as provided by the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988. For further details contact the Solicitor and Monitoring Officer by e-mailcommittees@broads-authority.gov.uk Closing date: 19 October 2018
  26. Polly

    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    Whose grandma? Yep we graced the Wayford Bridge rather than the wetshed.
  27. Baitrunner

    St Olaves Moorings

    The heads are all good. Fortunately it wasn't a full bottle!! bit of luck on the electric post as well. 50p on one socket and £1:50 on the other. Had as many electrical things going as we could, but still only used 30p!! loveky and calm as well. Sun just breaking through. I reckon these moorings are good for 3 x 40 footers. There was a 44, my 38 and a little 32 on here last night and you wouldn't have got another on. Shame as they are really nice.
  28. floydraser

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    Thanks. I'll have a look when their website re-opens.
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