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  1. I have copied and pasted this because I think the last paragraph is very poignant at this time. Be kind to one another and take time to speak to people , even at a distance. Some old folk do not speak to a soul all day long. The casualty, who was cold shivering and showing mild signs of hypothermia was taken onboard by the rescue team and wrapped up in foil and other blankets to restore heat, while the rescue boat returned to their launch point where the ambulance was waiting. After handing the casualty over to the care of the Ambulance crew, the rescue boat was recovered, and
    12 points
  2. Despite what some of the above comments imply it is not a full-time job role or a requirement that the authority has taken 9 years to respond to. This role receives a very modest annual allowance (sub £1000) and is required by all local authorities under the Localism Act 2011. It is not a new role, nor is it specific to the Broads Authority, it is just perhaps the first time we have advertised it on our social media. If you wish to read the same advert from 2016, here it is - https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/news/appointment-of-independent-persons-for-the-broads-authority Fro
    11 points
  3. As I've said on here previously Mandy is an ANP in a doctors surgery and is also a fully qualified counsellor and works for MIND on a voluntary basis Since March, all consultations have been either via phone or zoom, not only has the need for extra counsellors increased but she is dealing more with the mental than the physical side of patients well being in her day job! Whilst we must do all we can to prevent deaths through actually catching Covid we must also be aware of the potential for loss of life where some people are getting no interaction with other people I'm lucky, I'v
    11 points
  4. Wishing the young lady gets all the help she needs
    9 points
  5. I know a chap who has not so long ago bought one of Rchardson's 'Ibiza' ex- hire boats, 38ft centre cockpit Aquafibre. All he has done is had it taken out the water so he was able to paint the hull - its not perfect and factory fresh, its tidy and brightens the boat up a great deal. He is over the moon. He also had shore power put in and a ring main. That is it. Now, down the line he may wish to add a battery charger, or fit an electric immersion heater and change the lighting inside, or have the seating re-upholstered etc etc. In short it is a working boat that is mechanically sound. Its
    7 points
  6. I thought I would help some 'lockdown fatigue' with some videos - this was taken in the days before England's second lockdown. These videos are all filmed on my mobile phone but the footage I captured during this trip on my proper camera I am having some issues editing since I am trying to do such on a small, low spec Laptop - but I'll get there in the end. These more recent 'diary format' Blogs, are simple and hark back to the original Captain's Blogs with very little in the way of editing (its all one on my phone) and have no background music. Despite not being polished affairs, I hop
    5 points
  7. Oh come on Tom, You should know by now, we never let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory, and if it looks like they might, we use our own facts. It has taken some members here many years of hard work honing our own facts into the the incisive form they are now in.
    5 points
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  9. I wish the powers that be could read your post Tim. Very well said and so right I posted in another thread Covid has a lot to answer for, not just how it kills but also how it leaves peoples lives in tatters whether it be through loss of jobs, mental illness, lonliness, the list goes on. When I next have a wobble about not being able to go out or browse the latest shoes on offer in Next, I'll think on just how fortunate I am and how trivial all that is I do hope the lady pulled from the river last night is being cared for and wish her well x
    5 points
  10. Hi Paul Apologies, the computer takes about 3 hours to get up steam. I’ve hired Evening Light 3 and 4. However as mentioned there are 4 of them and they all are pretty much identical. Faircraft Loynes have a couple too – must have been a batch built. No4 was badged as Freedom of Light for a while. They were in Woods Elite Fleet until a few years back. Now 20 years old they are starting to look a little tired but still a very nice boat. They are based on the Alpha 31 foot hull and have the bathing platform at the back, access is very easy. They are a very nice boat for 2 although
    4 points
  11. What did you expect, I am a girly after all and we never forget anything. We will remind you of things you haven't even done yet
    4 points
  12. Not saying a word, keep it shut Grace
    4 points
  13. If it wasn't for you guys the outcome could have been a lot worse. Well done and thank you x
    4 points
  14. There won't be any expectation or demand from this quarter with regards to obtaining a refund from our mooring owners (Richo's) or to the Ba re tolls. However I would like the Ba to clear up the mess regarding advice and guidelines and be sensible when discussing next years tolls, imho there should be a minimal increase at best or at worst one just matching the rate of inflation and no more, that'd be a first Griff
    4 points
  15. Now alongside ,the great M S. It is beyond doubt that M.S was truly a stupendous force in the sport. However at least two of his world titles were 'Won' by cheating. Since the sport cleaned itsen up in the rules department he would never have won seven under the same rules that Lewis has been competing under. For that reason alone I rate the seven world titles that Lewis has won as being superior to the seven that M.S. 'Won'. I also have just this season come to realise that Lewis has become a prize Richard Cranium when out of the car and is in danger of being remembered for the w
    4 points
  16. It's a great article He was undoubtedly a great and remarkable guy & if you thought Hoseasons you thought James Hoseason... I've never heard a bad word against him, a rarety these days for the top post in a big organisation these days? Someone so involved So permanent Good judgement Treating everyone well Building good relationships Improving Caring I just don't think you get it with venture capitalists, very corporate structures with a new top person every 3-5 years... My favourite big businesses are always privately owned Dan
    4 points
  17. Hi All, We enjoyed our first adventure so much this year on Ladymore 2 we have booked again for next June (can't wait). This time we have booked Evening light 2 from Herbert woods as I wanted something that will go under the bridges. Just wanted to know if anyone had been on it this year as I can't seem to find any reviews/videos of the boat. Only one downfall I have booked for the 5th June overlooking the fishing season had not started Hopefully the bloody virus will have done one by then
    3 points
  18. In my defence. I will say, it would have entailled pulling the fuse (illuminated/heated mirror) takeing 8 screws out disconnecting the supply and then the reverse proceedure. I know because I had only fitted it 2 days earlier. Then the executive decided it would look better with the sides tiled. Anyway shower room refitted. paul
    3 points
  19. Our sliding wheelhouse has inset lighting, which plugs in via a standard "marine" 3 pin socket and a "curly" lead into a socket close to the helm. When we first got the boat we were forever forgetting to disconnect the lighting, usually pulling the wires out of the socket. After re-wiring this for the 3rd time, I fixed a cup- hook up by the port-side curtain rail, for stowing the cable when the top is open. Since fitting the hook 8 years ago, we have had no further problems. There may well be a more elegant solution, but I doubt if it would be as inexpensive - 99p for 3 from Roys DIY
    2 points
  20. Looks like Coronation Street tonight then M
    2 points
  21. Another matter which, like straight bananas has nothing to do with the EU, and never die ! Rather it arose from The Lib Con coalition, about which I will hold my tongue ! https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/5959/1896534.pdf
    2 points
  22. I just googled “Evening Light boat” and came up with a few tripadvisor posts along with some forum posts. I don’t know if that is what you are looking for, but it’s a start! Hope that helps.
    2 points
  23. So pleased you enjoyed your first adventure, many more to come by the sound of it Another one bitten by the bug I've not been on that boat personally, I'm sure someone will be along soon to help you out. I may be mistaken but I think Mr and Mrs Nog may have hired her. Nice boat Could you not ring the yard and change your date for the fishing season? They are normally very helpful Welcome aboard x
    2 points
  24. Is promoting an area as a National Park, when it is not a National Park, an example of low ethical standards? I believe it is, the new job holder could become very busy.
    2 points
  25. Maybe I need to go to Specsavers.
    2 points
  26. In no way, shape or form was I having a pop at Hylander and I wan`t the only one to miss the connection.
    2 points
  27. The fact that whatever they say to the contary, operations and consultations are being cancelled wholesale is really not helping! Physically and mentally. The waiting list for some disciplines in Norfolk are growing and growing to well over 2x the 18 week NICE target.
    2 points
  28. I agree,it may not be the case with this lady.Without doubt Covad has caused many problems in general, in both mental and other serious health issues .
    2 points
  29. Right, Over to Ian. Recipe please for Pennywort Soup, recommendations on how to treat it as a vegetable and best methods for preparing Pennywort salad. Jobs a good'n
    2 points
  30. Without knowing the full details or who the woman is this may have nothing to do with Covid, there is a history of a known local woman doing this on several occasions in the past. Fred
    2 points
  31. There are some aftermarket wireless boat controllers available for electronically controlled engines, apparently if dropped the engines go into neutral. Not sure what happens if you go overboard clutching the controller though - hope they have good insurance !
    2 points
  32. Very sad ,I hope the lady gets help treatment and support. Mental health has caused many people serious problems due to Covad,and always a greater problem in the winter.
    2 points
  33. A manky boat moored outside a pub while you drink beer is worth 10 gleaming perfect boats sat in a marina MM, run it for a season and carry a couple of jerry cans as a backup, no point in fixing something that may not turn out to be a problem, after a season you'll know which problems to sort first (the beer fridge and heating!) and which problems didn't exist. On an ex hire boat I would have thought insulation is a first thought, they were not fitted out for a uk winter.
    2 points
  34. It's 4:03 AM and this is Dylan Watch! I've just been awakened by Dylan who was standing beside me on my bed starring at the headboard. For the umpteenth time since he came home, I got up and let him outside for a pee. I need to get some batteries for my torch as once again the council have decided to turn the street lamps off in the winter, after leaving them on all through the summer, and it is pitch black out there. Although it is a relief to have Dylan back home, he is a very different dog. Having six seizures in one day on Sunday has really taken its toll. With instruction from the v
    2 points
  35. Now I know each to their own and you should never criticise another boat, but that helm stuck on the aft end of the coach house roof just looks proper stupid not to mention raising the air draft. Proper good for stern mooring though Griff
    2 points
  36. I'd seen the Police about and heard of one but was unaware of more than one being targeted - I have several CCTV cameras on my boat along with security lighting - alas they only cover my boat not the paths and access roads so never capture people just passing on foot or vehicles and having checked, I've certainly not had anyone 'snooping' on my boat. I can't say I am surprised this has happened, but a shame especially as the Marina has taken steps to make it more secure with higher fencing and additional security. It would make walking out with such gear that much harder to 'climb over' a fen
    2 points
  37. That is a absolutely right. The other factor was the invention of the pub-co, where previously pubs were governed by the holiday trade they were now governed by head office and the bottom line, pubs became shabby and their garden furniture fell into disrepair, sort of Beauchamp Arms style. The Broads became less inviting. The same happened to Great Yarmouth's sea-front, it was all take-take-take rather than taking care. Winter was all about maintenance and taking pride in what was on offer, those days died late in the 70's, with a few exceptions.
    2 points
  38. I apologise for trying to get back on track This is moored on the River Medway between Maidstone and East Farleigh and used as a liverboard Is this ex Broads, and if so is the outside helm a modification?
    2 points
  39. Many thanks for that Robin, various decisions are being made and many still to make. I need to prioritise the jobs and need to keep some old adages in mind. My sister often used to say "You don't need to eat the whole elephant in one sitting" I hope to be the happy owner of new Nyx for a good few years. The survey showed up quite a long list of "recommendations", the vast majority of which are cosmetic or in other ways not pressing. I am going to aim for a fairly gentle rate of dealing with at least one recommendation/improvement per month. The eventual aim is one of restoration
    2 points
  40. I might surprise some - but I would, having spent a great deal of time talking to people about batteries (not sales people and websites) that the Lithium batteries in boats are not all they are cracked up to be. The positive points come down to three things: They are able to have a lot more discharge and re-charge cycles, you can pull incredible Amps out of them without damage right down to 5% state of charge and finally you are able push in masses of Amps back in when re-charging seriously cutting down on re-charge times. The problem is they are just not a long lasting as the claims portra
    1 point
  41. Hi there, there are 4 of these - I can give some info, I'll post a bit later when I can steam up the computer. (You've a good memory Grace)
    1 point
  42. Another waist of money just for someone to hold a paper umbrella over someone!!! John
    1 point
  43. Hi, MM, two years ago I fitted a Sterling Advanced Alternator Regulator. Not as all singing and dancing as a London Rascal set-up, but it's made a big difference to getting charge into the batteries. An evening of telly, heating and the fridge overnight really winds the batteries down, and on a 2 week cruise, it used to gradually drag the batteries low. Just couldn't cruise long enough to recharge them. 2 hours now, and they're pretty much back up. One thing to watch, make sure your batteries are in good condition before fitting one - the charging Amps go through the roof at first! If you are
    1 point
  44. 'cos I was too lazy to take down the mirror that was restricting access to the corner! It was only 10 tiles above the sink. paul
    1 point
  45. Yesterday, for the first time, I visited Portavon Marina near Bristol and I don't think I've ever seen a location away from the Broads with so many Broads craft. I should have taken more photos because there were also a few woodies which I couldn't identify but I could tell their origins from the styling. I did take these. The Calypso, once of Horning Pleasure craft, looked sadly unloved. The Bermuda (which started life at Albatross Marine, St Olaves) looked much brighter. Fleetwing was virtually unchanged from it's Topcraft days - paintwork, name and former location still in tact.
    1 point
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