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  1. 9 points
    Hello Griff, Sadly we have had more than our share of owners that have had disabling medical conditions, life changing events or simply work has prevented the use of allocations. Needless to say none of the shares for sale our mine. I will be calling on family and friends to crew for me. Regards Alan
  2. 5 points
    Glad to hear your going to continue boating Alan. Im sure it will be tough for you, but you seem to love your boating. and Ranworth Breeze is always kept looking smart.
  3. 3 points
    I was being kind...
  4. 2 points
    After spending a small fortune on various omnidirectional aerials we finally ended up with the one shown above, which if you look at the majority of hire craft now seem to have them, and they work fine now that the digital signal has been boosted to a satisfactory strength, yes you will still get places where there is no signal, the same places your mobile phone Won't work,life is like that :-)
  5. 2 points
    Help! Mrs Nog is in the Clark's shop trying on THREE pairs of shoes!
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    I really believe.... really, the only research suitable is to get out and try it. We have a cheap lab periodic ariel from screwfix and we have not found any where that we can't get a signal. Trees on a wild mooring haven't been a problem. We do have it on a pole. We have hired boats with "tracvision" you know , the ones with a big bulbous thing on the fo'c'sle and whilst they maintain a signal whilst cruising with all the twists and turns, (great for the kids!!) once moored, close to trees, they failed. Now I,m not saying what we had was typical but at salhouse with "tracvision" we had a picture until we got within stepping distance of the quay......then it went. Happened all holiday, mid river, fine, moor close to a spiders web, no signal. So, I would say, if getting a tv signal on the move is important then listen to recommendations (I have none) but if you just want a signal when moored , https://www.screwfix.com/p/labgear-log-mast-periodic-aerial/67576
  7. 2 points
    That interior does look rather lovely. I really like the design, it's just the idea of never being able to pass under Ludham that's always put me off Ranworth Breeze. For all you South Broads lovers out there she'd make a brilliant investment for the next new owners.
  8. 2 points
    We`ve had our share in Lightning for nearly 5 years, and have no intention of selling. There`s also a great many other shareholders in Lightning and other syndicates who have had their shares for a fair number of years. Yes, we do get share sales regularly, but these are only to be expected. Some people use syndicate ownership as a stepping stone to full ownership, some after getting rid of their own boat to have more affordable boating with costs devided up to 12 1/2 ways. Some think it will be cheap boating, but realise there`s more to it, and decide to sell. There will always be shares for sale in all syndicate boats, but most (if not all?) syndicates have long standing members who are more than happy to keep their shares. In fact, i did say elsewhere, i`m hoping to retire in 4 1/2 years time, and when i do, i`m seriously considering buying a second share in Lightning to give us more time on the Broads, WITHOUT the sheer expense of having to pay ALL costs, running costs, moorings etc etc etc all myself.
  9. 2 points
    And there's a very attractive large day boat hidden between the two. Silver Dart which according to Craig was still around in 2017.
  10. 2 points
    Chumley & Hawke's Constellation 2 and Caravelle 3?, September 1966.
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  12. 1 point
    You go girl Grace
  13. 1 point
    Jean, I don't think either of us will be convinced until someone has human eyes on the location! I am not there until April. Any offers?
  14. 1 point
    Hello Broads01, The interior does look better than the pictures because these pictures were before last years winter service where the forward and lounge upholstery was replaced by a almost similar fabric by Jeckells. We also replaced the bow thruster that year. Last years and this years winter services were part of a two year plan of improvements on the boat hence the price of last and this years management fees to pay for this. Regards Alan
  15. 1 point
    the answer is yes it is shining a spotlight, but that is in the infra red light range, so only visible to the camera, but not to humans.
  16. 1 point
    It does indeed, although ... the beam of the torch would be visible to everyone not just on the camera ... which leads us back to the original point as to whether the BB webcam is also shining a spotlight in the dark!
  17. 1 point
    Imagine you have a conventional torch strapped to your movie camera. Firstly, the centre of the image is where the majority of light will be focussed (so brighter there) and second, the beam will travel with the camera it is attached to. Does that help?
  18. 1 point
    Didn't Windboats buy Hardy Marine ? When they were building Oyster yachts they were usually launched at Foxes in Ipswich having been brought by road.
  19. 1 point
    If these professional managed syndicate boats are as good as what I'm lead to believe (And for those that dress that way they do seem to fit the bill) Then how come there doesn't seem to be a month that goes by without seeing someone wanting to sell their shares? Griff
  20. 1 point
    I was musing over the same question - My guess its the corner at Horning by the Mucky Duck Griff
  21. 1 point
    Tower of London & Traitors Gate for you mate if Lynsdey has her way.
  22. 1 point
    Hello Alan, We always change the gas bottles at the same time as he activator use by date, you usually get a couple of years on them when the kits are purchased. We have four auto life jackets on Ranworth Breeze and change the cartridges and activators at the same time and leave one of the old kits as standby. Regards Alan
  23. 1 point
    We had the great privilage to meet up with Alan and Tan at Loddon a couple of years back, and they invited us aboard where we enjoyed a nice cuppa and a good chat, so i can vouch for the fact that Ranworth Breeze is a really lovely boat, and that Alan is dedicated to running a very efficient and friendly syndicate. As always, Alan, you will always be welcome aboard Lightning whenever we`re aboard. I would imagine other members of our syndicate would also make yo welcome.
  24. 1 point
    A huge number of assumptions here. Older traditional boats weigh double or even triple the weight of “modern boats” whatever that’s supposed to mean. Usually have bigger prop diameter deeper keel usually made of Iron and a much bigger rudder. All of these individual items contribute to not needing a bow thruster. The problem if that’s the phrase needed a solution and bow thrusters are it. The reason wooden boats aren’t in the majority is simply cost. Maintenance costs building costs and so on. Not innovation or anything else. Costs drove the problem and a solution was found. There will come a day when I can’t access our boats high freeboard. When that day comes I will go for the alternative “modern craft”. My children will then be custodians of the old lady. Until then I will continue to poke fun at those extolling the virtue that is a solution to progress caused issues. 😇
  25. 1 point
    I don't think my thoughts or opinions on anything matter to her Alan
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