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  2. Ahem.... A voltmeter is indeed a wonderful thing, I am a convert! The bulb was good, the lamp was live with 12v and I successfully traced the cables back to a distribution board under the dashboard/helm. It didn't work because a tiny piece of plastic that held the spring n the bulb holder had snapped so that one terminal could not make contact with the bulb. Lamp removed, wire ends made good and insulated awaiting new lamp or some other 12v shiny gizmo that catches my eye Many thanks for all the advice, including the detour round Ann Summers!
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  4. webntweb

    Low Tide

    There's a pic in the other place showing Silverline's yard with their boats sat on the bottom with no water at all.
  5. webntweb

    Old Broads Boats

    Simon, I'm wondering if the pic isn't misleading. Looking at the position of the wind pump, I think the view may be of the bend before the one at the moorings. Here's one of the moorings, showing a low quay heading. Also one of the other end of the moorings showing the quay heading. And another one showing that the made up moorings didn't go as far as they do now.
  6. Cal

    Low Tide

    Hopefully no damage sustained to any boats!!
  7. TheQ

    Low Tide

    Standby for the Big fish kill when someone lets all the salt water back in..
  8. addicted

    Well Done Stacey And Kevin

    I couldn't agree more Jean, you're spot on. The music quality is superb. Strictly gives me a feeling of regret in that my mum never got to enjoy it. She would have adored it. In her youth she was passionate about ballroom dancing and enjoyed some success in competitive dancing - giving it up to marry my dad who although good wasn't competition standard and was much happier stripping down a car engine than tripping the light fantastic. They used to go to a dance each weekend and I remember when the band struck up a tango my mum and my father-in-law would get up and as they danced the other dancers would gradually go back to their seats to watch leaving them the floor to themselves. they danced so well together which was odd really because they didn't actually like each other very much. My dad's dancing forte was the slow foxtrot which was my mum's favourite dance fortunately! Carole
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  10. Broads01

    Old Broads Boats

    I was about to say that's an iconic Broads view that's completely unchanged but then I noticed there was no quay heading in those days.
  11. floydraser

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    Thanks London Rascal. There was an 80W tube heater already in the engine bay of Denham Owl, and Consort Frost Fighter next to the water and black waste tanks. I have replaced the tube for one with a thermostat and put a 40W version under the galley floor where there's an inlet I can't isolate. I have oil heaters but don't have them on. As we have wi-fi at BGM I am considering getting a desiccant dehumidifier and operating it via a smart plug. A couple of my neighbours there have Ecoair models but there doesn't seem to be much between them and the Meaco DD8, so it's down to the January sales!
  12. webntweb

    Old Broads Boats

    A282 at How Hill Sept 66. Craig's website lists it as Sheyenne from Alan Johnson Boats, Acle.
  13. LondonRascal

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    I think I have nailed the 'mould' issue with Trixie. You can go a number of ways, some cost more than others - what I have done is to buy a small dehumidifier that operates on a Peltier principle. It does not consume much wattage, has no moving parts (other than a computer fan) and is ideal for a small space. The issue I have found is the element that gets cold (to condense the moisture in the air) freezing up - so it is now on a timer to run on and off with enough time off to cause any icing to defrost. It has a permanent drain to the galley sink. All windows are closed and vents blocked so as little damp outside air as possible can get in. Mould becomes an issue at relative humidity over 60% - you can keep humidity down or try and kill mould spores - far easier to keep the humidity down. Small 'crystal' moisture traps remove such tiny amounts of moisture from the air that they are only really effective for very small spaces - cupboards, drawers etc where they really do work very well. I have them in every cupboard and wardrobe on Independence and clothing and items stored are damp free - replace the units once a month in this sort of weather, but in slightly warmer weather they may last up to three months. I also use tube heaters - leaving one of these on in the forward cabin has kept damp at bay, no smells or issues - but does consume 80w of electricity 24hrs a day, I also have another in the engine bay on a thermostat simply to help provide frost protection to the engine area. I've been checking on the boat every week, and the results have been very pleasing and because there is no growth, and any 'damp smells' the cost of electricity used (mainly for the tube heater) I think has been worth it. Now on a larger boat you would need a larger dehumidifier, or more than one, and more than one tube heater too but the overall result could be achieved. Naturally the cost of electricity would increase though.
  14. LondonRascal

    Low Tide

    Here is the video I posted on Facebook earlier this morning: 07439BE0-A101-4879-B3B9-C0C128A62AB7.MOV
  15. garryn

    Low Tide

    Plenty of clearance under Wroxham bridge today. Impossible to read the bottom of the gauge but must be somewhere near the 8ft Mark.
  16. JennyMorgan

    Southern Broads Extremely Low :o

    Should have got the wellies on and the spades out!
  17. Delilah

    Low Tide

    Somerleyton indeed Jean as V and JF spotted Don't tell the BA but we moored stern on to a safety ladder and climbed up
  18. marshman

    Low Tide

    My guess is that it will get back to normal pretty quickly. https://www.ntslf.org/data/realtime?port=Lowestoft
  19. TheQ

    Low Tide

    It took a rescue boat to tow us ( yeoman keelboats) out of the moorings. As our keels dragged in the mud and that was at high tide. When we returned 4 hours later we needed two rescue boats, and a rope to the shore to manoeuvre us back into our moorings with me stood on the bow to keep the rudder out of the mud to stop it being bent. We and several other boats had hit mud during the racing.
  20. JawsOrca

    Low Tide

    https://www.facebook.com/londonrascal/videos/10217864409711998/ May work...
  21. Lulu

    Low Tide

    Any chance the video could be posted here for those of us who dont have Facebook?
  22. Vaughan

    Low Tide

    Susie has just showed me Robin's video on facebook. Quite exceptional. I am trying to remember if I have ever seen the Yare as low as that, but I can't. By the way Robin, those bubbles are good old "marsh gas". Methane. Don't strike a match!
  23. Jayfire

    A Winters Tale

    I am Jean unfortunately I'm glad the boat is safe and well, but I'm desperate to get her back out on the water again in a couple of weeks
  24. smitch6

    Southern Broads Extremely Low :o

    quite scary really, it's like someone pulled the plug on the Broads
  25. Never seen the broads this low before.......... we went to look at a new mooring we're getting in OB today the chap is leaving as he said his sailing boat keeps grounding, so the OH and me thought lets pop down and have a look..... when we got there the bottom of the broads at the maltings was actually uncovered and i thought ooo it does get low. we spoke to a cpl of ppl and they all said never seen it this low before and we've been here 20 years. so we thought we'd pop up to Geldeston and see if our little boat in Rowan was ok and this is what we were confronted with... even boats at Beccles were leaning badly
  26. SwanR

    Well Done Stacey And Kevin

    I'm a big fan of Strictly as well. And those "celebrities" that you've never heard of in August feel like old friends by the time the final comes around. I had been rooting for Stacey and Kevin for quite a while. But given that it's a dance competition I couldn't deny that Ashley and Faye were clearly in a league above Stacey and Joe in the final. So my votes went to Faye last night. Having said that, Kevin must be an incredible teacher to keep getting his partners to the final. So I was very glad to see him win at last. But really I have to say that I think that the singers and the band are the unsung heroes of this programme. They rarely get a mention and you rarely see them interviewed anywhere. But without them this programme wouldn't be anywhere near as good as it is.
  27. SwanR

    A Winters Tale

    Are you safely back home now Jay? Seeing the photos of the rivers around Brundall today, you must be glad you got Moonlight Shadow back in its berth.
  28. SwanR

    Low Tide

    Robin has posted a little video on the Facebook page showing what it's like where Independence is moored, if anyone who is a member over there is interested.
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