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  1. Hi All As a new year's gift I just thought I'd share my Webcam online initally as a trial but if it goes OK I'll leave it there. The Webcam is in Brundall over looking the Yare towards Brooms and I though there is a lack of them on this river. It's not that clear at night but OK in daylight. I may in the future set a movement schedule up as it is PTZ. I hope you enjoy and feel free to share. BTW my website is and always will be free and advertising free even though there is a personal cost to me. Let me know your thoughts. http://catchpro.co.uk/Webcam Cheers Simon
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  2. Oh my, I go away for a few weeks... Just love it. Jay, we all know what a rascal you are, egged on capably by Grace, and now Jean throws a musical spanner in the works to jog things along more merrily. Love to be reminded of the Ying Tong Song. (Must dry my tears...of laughter.)
    4 points
  3. I tried tap dancing once,but I fell in the bath!
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  4. Ah, the Walker's Patent Log! A wonderful instrument which was used by ships for decades. What you don't show in the photo is the big brass flywheel which sat just behind the instrument, mounted on the aft taffrail and which allowed it to spin smoothly. The log-line itself was one of the only occasions when right hand laid rope was used on a ship as this allowed it to tighten up against the rotation and give an accurate reading. The word "log" relates to the really old days, when they used to throw a log of wood over the stern attached to a long line with knots in it at regular intervals.
    3 points
  5. If it looks right it is right. We all use epoxy based glues, modern paints, cozy central heating systems and gps Speedos on our wooden boats. There are Nanni diesels lurking under beautifully varnished floorboards and the modern bilge pump is a blessing none of us would dream of doing without. If someone can knock half the weight off a rigid canopy roof I would be very interested to know about it, especially when balancing on a slippery rain soaked deck lifting the original in place!
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  6. As most will know, Lightning is self managed, and we have an excellent management team of Chairman and treasurer. I`ve often been on the phone to our chairman for up to an hour discussing how we think Lightning should be run, what we would like to do etc etc. But no matter what we discuss, everything is open to the Syndicate as a whole, and irrespective of what I want, if the majority don`t want the same, we have to respect that and enjoy Lightning as she is. The fact is though, Lightning seems to be a Syndicate mainly consisting of like minded people, and we mostly agree with everything each
    3 points
  7. Brundall Webcam added to the handy information - webcams page.
    2 points
  8. But then you can't dance around on it during the lads' week!
    2 points
  9. Excellent stuff, hope to be up there next month, must remember to
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  10. I'm such a difficult, cantankerous, moody, pedantic old bugger the only person willing to employ me is myself and even that was close By the way, Royal Tartan is not mine. I have asked permission to talk about it on here but its owner, who kindly sent me the pictures, chooses to remain anonymous. I hope it may spur others on to look at restoring these old boats while there are still a few left desperate for rescue before the chainsaw rears its ugly head again.
    2 points
  11. thorough is the word Gracie, we aim to please. though as with some of the links it might be better to right click and open in a new tab.
    1 point
  12. Yes I have no problem with it being shared. The only limit is 40 concurrent viewers so hopefully it won't max out
    1 point
  13. I've just taken a look again, what an absolute delight. I was wondering if it were possible and with Simon's permission of course, could it not be put in the web cam section of the Handy Information at the top of the front page? Grace
    1 point
  14. Lightweight Canopy roof ? Vinyl Griff
    1 point
  15. Oh Helen you have no idea how much of a rascal Jay can be But an absolute loveable one. He doesn't take things too seriously but by god if you need him he's there. He'll be along soon to update you all, hold onto your hats Grace
    1 point
  16. I would disagree with this, because to stop things being blown up and away, it will only need to be strongly and correctly secured. There are many lightweight materials available, i work with them every day in my job. The only problem is they`re modern day high tech materials, and can be expensive. They can be made to look good on a traditional boat, but might be detracting from the boats integrity by some die hard traditionalists by being modern and high tech rather than traditional.
    1 point
  17. I just clicked on it, and what a lovely clear picture, and continuous running to. We can`t see Lightning which is moored about 100 yds upstream on the right, just behind the boats in mid frame. But as Roy says, come saturday lunchtime onwards (today) i`l be glued to it.
    1 point
  18. Must admit when I first looked at this,did not get much of a view.Just checked again.Very good.Dont know if it's still on line,a few years back Marina went on the NYA web site brought up there there web cam and up came Sweetkingfisher. There camera was viewing cove.
    1 point
  19. This was such a lovely surprise. Thank you. Will be good to watch.
    1 point
  20. I finally got my Christmas present today, well ‘presents’ really. Graham took me to Tempsford Stained Glass store in Bedford. We bought a starter kit for making copper foil stained glass containing all the essentials...glass, glass cutter, soldering iron and lots, lots more, also bought a grinder. Father Christmas has excelled himself despite being a bit late. Helen
    1 point
  21. Guaranteed to be stuck in your head for ages
    1 point
  22. You can certainly get “in hull” depth transducers rather than the thru hull type. Im not sure if the existing fishfinder transducer would be compatible with a seperate depth log (i would guess most likely not). The speed log may be more tricky, they are usually a thru hull paddle wheel device unless you opted for a gps unit instead.
    1 point
  23. Just been watching the Portsmouth camera again. It really is interesting. Can even see a murmuration of starlings flying around http://www.hmswarrior.org/webcam
    1 point
  24. It's a big saving that can be re-invested, for sure. I know of a syndicate where three individuals offered to take on the management duties in order to keep everything realistic and spread the load, and in recognition for their time and effort they'd get a reduction in their running costs. This would mean the boat was run by people with an interest in maintaining it well, and would save the syndicate over £4500 a year which could instead be spent on the boat, include winter maintenance etc etc. The consensus was that anyone taking up the role should be doing it for the greater g
    1 point
  25. Am I missing something here as I can’t see any air or water temps?
    1 point
  26. Well Phil's guys at Simpsons Boatyard have been hard at work in the cold weather and new photos have arrived showing what they have done. As well as the boards there are some remediation maintenance activities going on with the toe rails the cabin top grab rails and the wooden bit on the bow. Here are some more surgery photos, so those with weak constitutions please read no further. More pictures showing the finished articles to come. I have a video of the large bow bit being chiselled out but it makes me weep so i didn't add it. Happy New Year to you all. For int
    1 point
  27. Simon,thanks for that,added to my list of Cams on the Broads.interesting to see something different from the boatyard cams.Roy
    1 point
  28. Nice clear picture, I just happened to try it as a Hampton cruised across the screen which was lucky. It made me wish I was out there so I'd say you've done a good job Simon
    1 point
  29. I see two forms of syndicate boat. The syndicate boat that people buy into, perhaps not knowing the other members, or a syndicate of friends who buy a boat between them. I can see also the advantages and disadvantages of both concepts. The minefield of the group of friends buying a boat between them can be pretty horrendous. you might be stretching old established friendships beyond their limits. I can't help but feel that the BA's group is the exception that proves the rule. When my parents owned a boat on the River Stort, there were several occasions where two families would pool t
    1 point
  30. I’ve been a bit under the weather this week and was disappointed not to be able to make it to the class yesterday, especially as it was the final class for this term. Still, I’m looking forward to next term’s classes that start up mid-January. Graham popped to the Education Centre after work today and picked up the two pieces that I made last week. There was the ‘inclusion’ which was a copper foil bird and cherry-red frit...and also my first attempt at ‘kiln-carving’.
    1 point
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