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  1. Wonderful Saturday spent afloat in the company of our daughter , son in law and grandson (part of our extended bubble)
    9 points
  2. May 2008 Griff
    7 points
  3. I’m afraid that the ‘my dog does no wrong’ fraternity is usually the ‘I do no wrong’ fraternity as well.
    6 points
  4. What is easily forgotten is that the Broads as we know them developed from being a commercial waterway. Farmers, for example, would have moved much of their produce by water. In this case it looks like a hay crop is ready to be uplifted.
    4 points
  5. Who are also the "I'm entitled to do what I want" fraternity 🙁
    4 points
  6. Some years ago a very nice person or persons smashed my offside front window presumably to access the car phone that had already been removed. I called the company referred to to get it repaired. They sent a young chap to the house to carry out the job. He was full of the chat and when he announced he had finished and was about to leave I tried the electric window to see if it worked alright. It did but accompanied by much crunching and grinding. | pointed out this and said it wouldn't do. Oh said flash Harry, that's not ,my fault it's because these cars with electric windows develop thi
    4 points
  7. Marina and I are hoping to be up on the boat mid July.A few hurdles to overcome first.I'm on ANTIBIOTICS for another ten days,due to my chest infection .Two days ago I got a update from the NHS regarding sheilding.The bottom line theres not much I will be allowed in there advice from now from July 6. According to the advice I can form a support bubble of six people from other households outside.I still cant go to shops.Since 23 March 2020,I've stuck to the guildlines.The NHS/Government have informed me sheilding will end from 1 August,and I can return to work providing my employers prov
    4 points
  8. Once had a small British Bulldog who wouldn`t let me out of the bedroom, he stood in the doorway growling. Called the owner who laughed and said Well, he`s never done that before! Then there was a Doberman who was real cute until I stood up then I saw the other side of him. Now I`m with psychic all dogs must be shut in the kitchen or garden.
    4 points
  9. I have been bitten twice during surveys, both by jack russels. The owners had assured me they were fine. They bite and don't let go and the injuries are painful. The first one recieved a swift kick across the room and the second one felt the full force of a tool box. The owners were upset that I had hit their furbabies, but not as upset as I was. I now never go into a house unless any dog is out in the garden or in a cage. It wasn't the dogs fault, they were defending their space, it was the owners, they shouldn't be allowed to keep pets.
    4 points
  10. Mind boggling. I can see two major problems with all this. Firstly you have the default reaction of the animal rights fanatics whose default reaction is usually "It's your own fault, you shouldn't have upset the dog" Secondly, bearing in mind that not everybody has the size and weight of your average military policeman, what will your average six/seven stone alsation or rottweiler be doing while you are trying to pull his legs apart, stuff your fist down his throat (Without the benefit of inch thick gloves !) or hoping he keeps still long enough to get a knee anywhere near his chest.
    4 points
  11. Perhaps the rest of your post has answered your own question? I think that is the sort of remark which you would need to back up with proof. There are occasional criticisms of the BA here but they usually concern management decisions. I think you would feel rather lonely on this forum if you want to criticise those who work on the rivers for the BA. They do a great job and let's not forget they continued to do it all through the lockdown. That is why the Broads are still open for navigation today.
    3 points
  12. As it happens Miles Weston used to be a forum member but was banned way back he has however contacted the team and asked that the following be posted as he can read the forum as a guest.
    3 points
  13. I have. [emoji106][emoji3] My parents hired from Martham & Eastwood when I was a teenager. I started hiring myself, from what was the Norfolk Broads Yachting Co., when I 19 and then when they sold most of the fleet to Martham. The last time I hired a yacht was my honeymoon on Zoe back in 2012. Our first child was born a year later. Thats when we switched to hiring motors boats. It was more practical with a 1 year old as I am/was the only sailor in the family. I am working on that though... This my six year old daughter racing her Poole AB. Sent from my iPhone
    3 points
  14. Sadly there are the odd rogue dogs just as there are rogue humans etc and you cannot justify or anticipate their actions, however in most cases there is usually a trigger to attacks often of a protective or defensive nature, I have been bitten 3 times and in each case although I was not at fault there were other outside influences that triggered those attacks and in each case I didn`t blame the dogs. I have also grown up with dogs since childhood and although I had complete trust in the dogs we have had I would never leave a child alone with one or leave one loose with strangers especiall
    3 points
  15. I have just spent a happy morning on the lathe, creating the foremast, first the step was bored out to accept a 4mm brass tube, then shaped, then the 4mm tube was internally threaded to take a 4BA bolt. then the wooden section was created, a square topping block was glued to the 4mm beech dowel, then mounted on the lathe, this was then turned to shape and the base end turned down and threaded to fit into the tube, a 4ba screw was then cut down to length for fixing. the step was then taken to the sander to put a 5 degree slope across the bottom, a matching washer was also turned and sanded all
    3 points
  16. Seen the tweets, 300 signatures for his campaign now. Scrolling down I see the dog has been put down. Off the lead.... but inadequate control measures in place evidently. As Mr W states could have been a child. Dogs that can’t be controlled need to be kept on the lead or wear a muzzle if they can’t enjoy a little freedom at home. Wishing M speedy healing so he can get back to painting his boat.
    3 points
  17. Certainly not me sir, I have the greatest respect for the BA staff out on the rivers. I think they do a darn good job bearing in mind what they have to contend with - from above and below!
    2 points
  18. We actually hired one of Silverline's bigguns later in the season, but none of us dared broach the subject with the yard! I heard a similar story though, a part of the piling had come away and the skipper had swiped it on the aft below the waterline. I had heard that she was resting on the bottom and had indeed properly sunk! As for last season, Hoseasons have her listed as "new in" this year, so it would appear she definitely didn't cruise last year. Given Silverline turn their boats out immaculately and that they build their own too I have absolutely no worries about taking her this yea
    2 points
  19. I had to look back at the title of this thread to understand what Minigem was posting about - I had completely forgotten! It’s drifted but sort of still on topic. Par for the course I guess.
    2 points
  20. Second trip, 1980. Brister Craft again. Think that’s Rockland, but not sure.
    2 points
  21. Wonderful. Looks like you all had a lovely day. :)
    2 points
  22. A cheeky visitor to our garden this morning.
    2 points
  23. As a dog owner , we have two border collies , I understand that this can be an emotive subject , the dog which attacked Mr Weston was seen out and about whilst wearing a muzzle (as mentioned in the YouTube video) so its behaviour must have been known to its owner(s) who were Incredibly irresponsible to invite a stranger aboard without restraining and muzzling the dog, especially since they were asked about the dog by Mr Weston when boarding . If events are taken as we have been told then yes I feel the only responsible action was to euthanise the dog . I hope Mr Weston recovers from
    2 points
  24. Once again we have a situation where so few of the circumstances are known to us that to apportion any blame to any of Mr. Weston, the dog or it's owner is ill advised. A bad owner does not necessarily lead to a bad dog, any more than a good owner being a guarantee of a good dog. In this case, the dog has been destroyed, which saddens me. It might have been the right course of action, but then again not knowing the background for the attack, I see no way of making that call.
    2 points
  25. No more than BA does. as it turned out when i calculated (guessed) the 5 degree rake i was wrong as the roof slopes forward by 5 degrees, so i have remade the step and washer to 10 degrees rake, not the final positioning as i have yet to study Griffs pictures properly.
    2 points
  26. all that is needed now is to drill the roof and fit this Drill the Roof - Drill the Roof ? Ye gods man, hope it doesn't leak when it rains Griff
    2 points
  27. For the record I was riding along a road and a black lab ran out of the owner's driveway when it then jumped up at me, tearing a strip of skin and flesh out of my thumb. No provocation whatsoever on my part. MM, a firm jerk is apparently the best way to pull the front legs apart! Even at my age, if my life or that of my wife was on the line then I would like to think that I would have the courage to do it. Miles was lucky in that it only went for his leg. I'm afraid that the 'my dog does no wrong' fraternity need to be more honest with themselves.
    2 points
  28. That does indeed sound like a very reasonable thing to do Ian. You've done as much as you can and now hopefully it's time to get back to other things you enjoy. They say we're less likely to catch the virus outdoors so some fresh Norfolk and Suffolk Broads air sounds like a plan.
    2 points
  29. Hey Griff - good photos!!!!!
    2 points
  30. That all sounds very positive Ian, the government’s letter of course is advice and provided you are sensible (which you are) all will be well I’m sure. What could be better than keeping to yourselves on the boat? Go and enjoy - I will be too! 🙂
    2 points
  31. The "who cares" comment was out of order from someone with the admin badge and deserves an apology, if from someone without the badge or same person not using the badge would be easier to take. We appreciate all the admin but if you post under the badge we expect better or you can't expect better of us.
    2 points
  32. It wasn't always controversial. Here is what the old gunboat Morning Flight used to look like. Incidentally, the symbol I use as my avatar is her original Broads river toll disc.
    2 points
  33. A basic pin-hole camera with a rising front and p.o.p.!
    1 point
  34. Hello Woodie, Yes it is Rockland St Mary and the New Inn across the road. Regards Alan
    1 point
  35. We passed the younger bearded ranger on the rivers yesterday , as usual he proffered his friendly wave prompting our daughter to exclaim that perhaps she should be naughty so he could arrest her and put her in cuffs
    1 point
  36. First trip on the Broads, 1978 from Brister Craft at Brundall Can’t remember boat name.
    1 point
  37. Wise words from Miles Weston. As one who has friends and relatives in the farming industry I am well aware of the damage inflicted on livestock by uncontrolled domestic dogs. We now frequently hear or read of deaths among the Norfolk seal population, needless deaths inflicted, once again, by domestic dogs.
    1 point
  38. I shall consider myself on the naughty step for at least an hour!
    1 point
  39. On reflection I agree with MM on this, we just don't and probably can't know enough to judge. For example many dogs wear muzzles when out and about simply to stop them scavenging and eating things that could harm them. Whatever the circumstances, it is a horrible thing to happen, I don't know the gentleman or his videos but certainly wish him a speedy recovery.
    1 point
  40. Having a root through some old pictures from a couple of years ago and came across this. Looking forward to getting back and seeing it without the scaffolding!
    1 point
  41. I am sorry been busy today so i have only just got round to re-editing the title back to its original, unfortunately we cannot determine who changed it and no-one has owned up to it, so you will just have to accept my apology Poppy, it was obviously done because someone thought you liked a good joke (probably due to your signature line).
    1 point
  42. I believe it is two house holds from 4th July.
    1 point
  43. I think that may be what we have to do Jean. I don't like doing it (mooring up at silly o'clock just to get in), but I do love Ranworth and I particularly enjoy the NWT reserve and climbing to the top of St Helen's. Kirsty, my other half, is very much looking forward to a meal from the Maltsters too! I'd never complain about 5pm under the current climate, I'm just glad they're taking it seriously enough to deep clean their fleet. It's frustrating, but entirely understandable, and any boatyard taking those actions should be commended. I'm still hoping that we'll get away a little earlie
    1 point
  44. MM, I would have to be so hot I would be melting before I even considered drinking lager. Can't understand why people think it is so wonderful. Give me a proper ENGLISH (if I am allowed to say that) pint of bitter any day Jeff
    1 point
  45. I’m not sure anyone will have a definitive answer to that. Any hire boats put back into service after the lockdown will now have to be tolled and, with rigorous cleaning now required after each hire, the boatyards may decide to keep some out of use to allow them the extra leeway. We just don’t know. I guess each boatyard will have its own way of processing everything and, as long as they are ‘Covid-secure’, that will be what matters. Maybe Clive can give us some idea of how Richardson’s are dealing with things, although I would imagine he has his hands full at the moment!
    1 point
  46. Is that the walk, the beer, the lager, or the swimming at Wroxham?
    1 point
  47. You won't go far wrong hiring from Richardsons. We have found them one of the easier yards to deal with and they will give you a thorough hand over and tuition if you want it. The boats are also spotlessly clean on handover, they have a great cleaning crew.
    1 point
  48. In those days nicer, but my two spiritual homes of West Sussex and Purbeck are just so overcrowded now, ruined, imho. I could not believe that the road down to West Bexington had to be closed at the weekend. As late as the late 90s nobody went there.
    1 point
  49. I never did. I'm going back to the 1960's, early 70's when I taught sailing and seamanship on the South Coast as well as delivering various boats. I did actually own a Nimrod, bought off a customer. He'd nose dived it and just wanted rid of it, she did sail well, I liked her. Westerlies of the time were over-built, which was no bad thing, but performance was not inspiring, at least not the ones that I sailed. I must admit to letting out a groan when the office told me that I would be sailing a Westerly, circa 1960. I always fancied an International Folkboat but that was not be.
    1 point
  50. How very convenient, for the authorities to brush history under the carpet when it suits their purpose. The staithe is even delineated on old Ordnance Survey maps. How do they imagine that the business of J.Hart & Son ran for over 100 years without access from the road to the river across the staithe. Roy Kemp did indeed live in Thorpe, on South Avenue, directly across the road from the Staithe. Before this area was developed into a street with private housing, it was a sand quarry. There were several others along the escarpment behind what is now the Yarmouth Rd (which wasn't there
    1 point
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