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  1. 8 points
    Ok so whilst fettling the platter I had a go with the resin and wood combo, for a first attempt I am quite pleased, will make a plinth with a light source to show off the burr timber within, about 3 1/2" diametere
  2. 7 points
    Thought I would post this here being as it is Robins archive. Yesterday I was in Brundall with some time to spare so walked round to Robins boat to say hello and introduce myself. Always wanted to meet him having watched all the blogs and learnt so much from them. Well I tell you, a nicer person you couldn't hope to meet. Despite me just wanting to say hello he welcomed me aboard and then gave a guided tour of Indy. Just a real genuine welcoming person, and I thank you. Something else, his blogs just don't do justice to the size and internal quality of the vessel. It just has such a luxurious and warm feel that can't be described. You know some hire boats look better in the pictures, his boat is the opposite.
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    Stumbled upon this forum today, have to say has a real friendly helpful feel to it. thought I'd introduce myself, we will be moving our boat to Brundall towards the end of April. hired on the broads in the past a few times finally bought our own boat last year, can't wait to be cruising on the broads again.
  5. 2 points
    Today being sailing day it was off down to the sailing club, flags up, buoys out, bacon butties had. Then I went out to the buoys again.. Today is the Ramuz trophy and Hong Kong trophy. Back in the 1970s the race was from the club to the Ramuz's house on South Walsham Broad, for the Ramuz Trophy stop for tea and coffee and the return for the Hong Kong. We've run the race either as a down river or up river to somewhere else for some years, but today due to the high winds and freezing temperatures it was decided to use an extended buoy course. So my second trip out was reposition buoys after a discussion with the Officer of the day, assistant officer of the day ( me) and the competitors. So buoy 4 was beyond Dydlers mill, and buoy 1 by the New Inn. Ramus Trophy race course 1p,2p, 4p. Sunny clocked all day, Wind Easterly, b****y cold, tide going out for the first race and in for the second ( as planned for a down river race). All boats started together, sadly only 4 Yeoman started, we of course, we're officiating, one crew came down realized it was a long race, and since the helmsman was in his 80s, and has had heart operations that was not a suprise when they withdrew. I guess others did not turn up looking at the weather conditions. We did have a good fleet of dinghies. I then occupied a rescue boat for a further 1 3/4 hours, during the race a couple of dingies fell over but sorted themselves out before I got there. The race was won by a Yeoman, then there were 2 lasers before the next Yeoman. After lunch, race two was down to 6 dinghies, so I moved buoy 4 back to its normal position at Black Horse broad, I had just managed that when the dinghies came round the bend. After another hour and a half on the river, you could feel the air temperature drop at about half two, I collected buoys, packed up the rescue boat, to find the bilge pump area still frozen with ice. After getting home after about 5 hours in a frozen boat, it was a long soak in the bath, very long, I fell asleep!!
  6. 2 points
    FT. up to £900 depending on scale/quality. If anyone wants a display model, you buy the kit and I will make it FOC. This is a kit I adapted to a replica of Zimbi IV. And the real one
  7. 1 point
    Hi, Mrs Nog reporting for duty! xx Howard (Norfolk Nog} has eventually talked me into joining as he is a bit ticked off with me using his account! I love the cat, as I said earlier, and I've used Delilah as my user name as it's our cats name. He's told me no end of times what a lovely bunch you lot are. I understand I've got to be good for 50 posts....and then I can be naughty (hopefully) Lind xx
  8. 1 point
    WOW, Queren! They used to make 'em hardy but obviously some of you still exist!
  9. 1 point
    Welcome Simon! Check out the Spring and Summer Gathering threads.
  10. 1 point
    The above was another hire boat from Aston Boats. Originally Aston Mars.
  11. 1 point
    I saw a pic of this in the Leeds Canal basin months ago and I found it last week moored at the side of the Royal Armouries in the Dock on the river now called Leeds Dock (formerly New Dock and previously Clarence Dock (renamed it when they built high rise apartments around it!!)) WHY????
  12. 1 point
    Welcome! I’m a relative newbie too, so advice is not likely to be my strong point but I can vouch for it being a friendly and supportive group- and there are loads of experts on here who seem really happy to help the newbie crew!
  13. 1 point
    Stokesby 1958, not changed much in 60 years. One of Ripplecrafts. Don't know what the other one or the yacht are.
  14. 1 point
    So far my day is going badly. Email to say my Microsoft cloud is over the limit! I don't have I have my own personal cloud. Email to say my Virgin internet is going to be disconnected, I am not with Virgin. Email my ebay account is overdrawn, closed it months ago. Now I have just broken my last saw blade while cutting gun ports on the boat! paul Oh and my long lost brother in Nigeria needs to transfer some cash to me and needs my bank details to do so.
  15. 1 point
    Go on. I am sure you won't regret it. The performance left me with tears of joy and laughter. Not a bit like the "Shakespeare" that was inflicted on us at school. We will definitely be back in Stratford too. We loved the place!
  16. 1 point
    Well done to you and team Indi you have made my weekend its been an adventure for us watching as well as you boys. As for the broads Authority I wish they would respond to other issues on the river as Quick jack
  17. 1 point
    Massive well done Team Indy! So many emotions experienced by the Indy crew and us forum crew. Thank you for letting us join the adventure from behind our screens. The words, the photos, the videos. If this was a film, the credits would be endless! Robin, now enjoy your fabulous boat who we have all taken into our hearts. Brave crew, brave Indy
  18. 1 point
    "let it be enacted pursuant to "The Act 2018" that this day 6th February 2018 be forever more known locally and nationally as INDEPENDENCE DAY in perpetuity."
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    She is safely on her mooring now btw Griff
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    Independence has now completed at Brooms taking on fuel. She will be shortly moving to her new mooring. The AIS now disabled. So apart from getting her alongside Robin and Independence are now at their new home. Thank goodness for that! Some adventure eh? Griff
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    Team Indy - All home safe,. I walked in at 0130 to have our Macie dog go bonkers as per the norm. It's snowing here good and proper and settling too so another cold morning to look forward to. Back down to earth with a crash, stripping out a shower room in just over 6 x Hrs, I'm so tired it will have to be a shower in t morning. Clay shooting Wednesday evening. Did the adventure really happen? Remind me not to move anyone's boat from anywhere to anywhere at sea ever again unless it is in the summer in sunny calm seas with nowt more then a zephyr, let alone a gentle breeze Thanks again for all your comments / best wishes, proper humbling Griff
  22. 1 point
    No Wetherspoons or pints for me tonight, or the rest of the team either. Too knackered. Snacks onboard, tidy up. Then drive home Griff
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    Another 1958 Yarmouth pic. Craig hasn't got this one listed but from the 1963 Hoseasons it looks like Gay Princess. A F.B. Wilds boat passing another Wilds boat. Roy
  24. 0 points
    4.5 hour drive to Dunbar in Scotland this morning. Back south tomorrow to Buxton then home Wednesday. Wednesday could be very interesting with the weather! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Today and tomorrow. 30m2 travertine floor in kitchen / dining room. Not tiling but stripping back / deep clean, then partial grout removal, then impregnate/ seal the trav, then re- grout then seal again. The floor will look brand new on completion. Joy and glee once again Griff

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