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  1. 13 points
    Ranworth Breeze was lifted today for its Winter Service, it is currently in the old BMS workshop now run by NYA. Currently the boat is being compounded & polished to highlight any gelcoat repairs that need doing and the bathing platform rubbers are being replaced. A powered winch is being fitted and the heating replaced because of cracks in the heating casting made it too costly to repair. Regards Alan
  2. 9 points
    Sorry Marshman, I can't agree with you there. I'm sorry but I feel you are far too fast to blame the BA for anything and everything that goes wrong in Norfolk.
  3. 4 points
    I felt very old when someone offered me their seat on the underground in London yesterday. But I can honestly say that I don't remember Muffin the Mule. Mine was the era of Spotty Dog Woodentop, Andy Pandy, and Bill and Ben. Not that I'm calling people old who remember Muffin ... *note to self, stop digging the hole*
  4. 3 points
    Just for information this is the email reply I got back from the company that now owns Skilso. Nice to have that information if ever needed in the future. ...................... "Hi Jeff, Viknes bought Skilsø in 2011. Unfortunately we do not have any historical information. However I know the supplier of those parts. Ertec AS www.ertec.no If you send them an email I am sure they can help you. Have a nice day. Med hilsen Viknes Båt og Service AS | www.viknes.no"
  5. 3 points
    Oh Jean please. Will you stop taking threads off topic
  6. 2 points
    Asking questions like this is like asking what is the best Varnish - we all have an opinion. I asked a similar question when I brought Independence up and she had never had a BSS. In the end I I opted for Tim Waters, he was the first to get back to me, and popped down to the boat while I was there and talked me through what he wanted to do and see. I was then able to to explain things, help him with access to areas he needed to inspect and after so doing he gave me a very clear, common sense list of things to have sorted - such as the fuel lines, and the type, and size of fire extinguisher to upgrade for the boasts size. Once this was done he then came back very soon after and issued the certificate. I was then able to send the same off to the Broads Authority and get the Toll dealt with. I therefore can recommend Tim, and when it comes to getting Trixie's BSS done I'll use him for this boat too.
  7. 2 points
    Ooops https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/waveney-district-council-pakefield-beach-hut-damage-1-5845550 Damn, it hurts when you shoot yourself in the foot!
  8. 2 points
    Another vote for Tim Waters, he took a lot of trouble to explain things to me as he went round.
  9. 2 points
    Timbo, this is my first post in months, so glad to see your on the mend, many happy returns and happy new year. Cheers
  10. 2 points
    Another vote here for Tim Waters, We have used him for our last 2 boats and yes there were things which needed sorting and quite rightly so, but he doesn't make a meal of it and is fair and understanding and you know when you get the certificate it does really mean your boat is safe, and let's face it that's the important thing, Regards Ted
  11. 2 points
    Clearly, but I'm willing to learn
  12. 2 points
    Alan we use Tim Waters also.Very good Dads
  13. 2 points
    Another vote here for Tm Waters. Used him in 2009, 2013 and 2017. Good advice, reasonably priced and very professional. Will be using Tim until I sell the boat or Tim retires.
  14. 2 points
    Alan We use Tim Waters for our BSS . mob 07810458021
  15. 2 points
    I feel that MauriceMynahs tongue is firmly stuck out and waggling.
  16. 2 points
    Like checking the tide tables and weather forecast?
  17. 1 point
    She is still Merlin and belongs to a forum member. I shall let him reveal himself should he so choose. He owns three wooden boats so tends to keep a low profile to avoid the men in white coats
  18. 1 point
    With so many of the attendee's of the Beccles Wooden Boat Show being active NBN members I thought you might like to see what some of them got up to on our pre event cruise last year. These piccys have just been released by Richard Johnstone-Bryden who covered the event for the Jan 19 issue of Classic Boat Magazine. http://www.richardjohnstone-bryden.co.uk/beccles-wooden-broads-cruiser-show-p1/ http://www.richardjohnstone-bryden.co.uk/beccles-wooden-broads-cruiser-show-p2/ http://www.richardjohnstone-bryden.co.uk/beccles-wooden-broads-cruiser-show-p3/ http://www.richardjohnstone-bryden.co.uk/beccles-wooden-broads-cruiser-show-p4/ http://www.richardjohnstone-bryden.co.uk/beccles-wooden-broads-cruiser-show-p5/ http://www.richardjohnstone-bryden.co.uk/beccles-wooden-broads-cruiser-show-p6/ http://www.richardjohnstone-bryden.co.uk/beccles-wooden-broads-cruiser-show-p7/ In other news 'Countess of Light' – our 2018 show winner – has been nominated in Classic Boat Magazine's best restoration of the year award. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Paul every success as well as popping along to their website and voting at http://awards.classicboat.co.uk Enjoy...
  19. 1 point
    Another vote for Tony Urwin been using him since the BSS was introduced Boycee
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    Another vote for Tim Waters here as well.
  22. 1 point
    We used Alan May , found him to be excellent
  23. 1 point
    Tony Urwin of Bank Boats, Wayford. David at Broadsedge can arrange for you. When I moored at Broadsedge they would only let approved contractors work on site and some owners would meet examiners at Paddy's or Sutton moorings. However Tony is very good and his rates are reasonable.
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    Hi Alan, Tony urwin from banks boats at Wayford is really good and he's a mate of David's. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  26. 1 point
    Stop biting your nails Alan ;) Putting a winch controlled from the helm was the best thing done to Orca.. Makes mudweighting and stern on moorings a breeze :) If you've not considering switching via the helm it's well worth the extra hassle (We put a chain counter switch too so makes it's even more easy). I hope you are using Tom over at JPC for the heating works, he's the boat heating man and knows his stuff for sure, wouldn't use anyone else even down here.
  27. 1 point
    Hi Alan, We used Alan May for our BSS inspection last year. Tel. 07833657570 Regards Alan
  28. 1 point
    Better that than a fart in the Fir trees, and lets not go anywhere near the crab apples.
  29. 1 point
    I took it Marshman was being tongue in cheek.
  30. 1 point
    Wow, that just seems so wrong What's wrong with Spongbob Squarepants??
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  32. 1 point
    That's something that happens all over the place, and bloody annoying it is too. The same thing happens with "Diverted traffic" signs! You arrive at a junction without diverted signage and have to give it your best shot. More than once I've found myself back to where the diversion started.
  33. 1 point
    COAST - Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Save Trouble. All needed more than ever these days.
  34. 1 point
    Never heard it called that before! But that's a feeling I know well. !!!
  35. 1 point
    at least they had the forethought to change the name of the cabin boy from Roger to Tom.
  36. 1 point
    The NDR’s signage travelling from Wroxham back to the the A47 is absolutely terrible , If someone is simply following the signs to Thetford they will be sadly disappointed as they suddenly stop mentioning it. Its ok if you know roughly your route but if relying solely on signage then you will most likely be directed into Norwich city
  37. 1 point
    My claim to fame was winning a fancy dress competition with my twin brother as Bill and Ben when the world really was black and white
  38. 1 point
    Ahh thanks Mrs V. You enjoy my tales do you? Having googled Captain Pugwash, (I'm far too young to know about those stories seeing as they are from 1950, but I'm glad you remember them fondly ) I resisted the innuendo to the above line which would have no doubt fit into one of the stories of that Captain you seem to love so much. But then, if you love Captain Pugwash so much and you're calling me Captain Pugwash........ahhhhh, thanks Mrs V, I'm touched
  39. 1 point
    I remember Muffin the mule but no-one has ever offered me a seat on public transport, admittedly the last time I was in a bus or tube was 40 odd years ago
  40. 1 point
    I take it that being a council department there was a thorough Risk Assessment done prior to moving the huts on to the beach !!!!! Jeff
  41. 1 point
    Thanks Mr Nog Could I be honest and change the habit of a lifetime and be a little bit selfish for a moment. Whilst I love how people get to see the broads and maybe become addicted like I am, I'd be very pleased if the hire yards didn't hire out in the winter. I know I know, completely selfish of me, but it's just so calm and peaceful I wouldn't want it to be spoilt.
  42. 1 point
    Another aspect of JF's blog has been to highlight just how magical the rivers are in winter. Its just so peaceful and the rivers are all yours. I do hope it might inspire others to venture out too. Not too many mind! Apparently Herbert Woods had quite a few enquiries about December. I suggested to the very nice lady on reception that she might have a word with the powers that be. you never know, we might see a change of policy there!
  43. 1 point
    Do you want me to say it for you Jean?
  44. 1 point
    And it didn't matter if you couldn't afford a colour telly!!!!!!!
  45. 1 point
    I've been addicted a long time Mrs V, it's just when I can get the chance to get back to the rivers. Fortunately for me, there was a week no one else could make and so I've been lucky enough to pick it up
  46. 1 point
    Cheers everyone. Will be up to the boat Monday after work and will remove one ( I have obtained an anti tamper screw driver set) and get the size from it. Then order replacements from which ever of those companies that have the closest or same replacements. Cheers once again to you all for the help
  47. 1 point
    the New ting dene Winter Olympics ski jump!! thats our very own Ranworth Breeze in the background. the water should be dropping soon - I think. The rascal is safe. Seen in his wellies just 10 mins ago.
  48. 1 point
    I have only once wished for winter tyres, and that was last year driving to work when the beast from the east hit, there was snow and ice on the motorways which made it difficult and the car was recording -13, but I still got into work (to find they had shut the office for the day due to people not being able to get in - I made it - all 61 miles, so why anyone more local than me could not get in makes me wonder, in the end there were just 3 of us in the office that day. that one day I could have used winter tyres, for the rest of the year standard tyres were fine, and in fact as I proved, the standard tyres did cope with the bad weather, but only just.
  49. 1 point
    Lovely photos again, especially the evening shots at Oulton Broad. We've ventured down Oulton Dyke a few times but never gone right across the Broad. What slightly scares me is exactly where to go once I get that far. Are there any rules, especially when the sailies are out?! Last time we were down that end of the Waveney on holiday it felt a waste of the slog through Reedham, down the New Cut and the Somerleyton area where the currents are stronger, to just go down to Beccles and back. So we moored at North Cove for one night, then the next day went back to Oulton Broad then back down to Beccles for a second night. I just need that new river to be dug out from Loddon to Geldeston ... then we'll be fine. :)
  50. 1 point
    I come from one of those "difficult periods" and I know what you mean! Thanks very much Carol, I had never seen that film before. I have been sitting here making a list of all the people that I recognise, but I won't bore you by listing them here. The only one of the "old school" that I never met was Roy Clark and I very much wish that I had. Some others that were not in the film were Nat Bircham and Ewan Anderson, well known skippers of Albion as was Paul Bown. And of course Dougie Blewett, who was chairman of the trust before I was and could do things with the wherry under sail, in the dark, that I would never have believed possible. At 20 mins 44 in the film you will see Mike Fuller, who I was honoured to have working with me on my yard at Womack, in the days when she used the yard as her winter base, before the present premises were built. He did his apprentice-ship under Jimmy Turner at Herbert Woods. I see that he is now a president of the trust, so next time I see him I shall have to call him Sir! But the one we must all remember is Lady Mayhew. When I was chairman she was the "Queen Mother" of the trust and guided us through those difficult times with her few, well chosen, words. Back when the trust was first being formed they had a "save the wherry week" which involved a publicised fund raising cruise around the Broads and ended with a big charity dinner, which I think was in Lowestoft. The story goes, that Lady Mayhew rose to give her welcoming speech and said " Ladies and gentlemen. I would like to welcome the Lord Mayor of Norwich, the Mayor of Yarmouth, the Mayor of Lowestoft, the Mayor of Beccles - and any other old Mayors who may be present."
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