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  1. Just to update, and close this. We had the most AMAZING 4 days on the Broads. Weather was gorgeous (if BL**DY cold at night!) and there is no doubt that 'life at 4 mph' is incredibly relaxing. Day 1 (afternoon/evening): Stalham - Horning. Had booked the Swan Inn for 6:45, and slightly worried when we arrived and there were no moorings. We could have doubled up, but weren't sure of the etiquette. We drove round for a bit, and then found a little pontoon downstream by St Benedict's church, where we moored. A brisk walk to the pub and a very decent meal. Day 2: Decided to set off e
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  2. He loved driving - especially when the 'adults' were having their post-lunch snooze... Seriously, though: the time we had to just watch the world go by and chat about 'stuff' (everything and nothing) was something that I just don't think we would have had anywhere else. For example, we've been trying to (gently) get him to think about what he might do after sixth form, and he has always resisted the conversation. With me driving, and my friend chatting to him, they got to the point of him narrowing down both possible courses and locations. Very precious.
    3 points
  3. as its football i have no opinion one way or another.
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  4. Oh dear. I doubt you will be the only one to break down though. Lots of boats that have been sat around for a long time and won't take too kindly to being asked to wake up again. Fingers crossed it is nothing too serious.
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  5. I remember the last time we visited with both beagles that dogs were made more than welcome as long as they were on a lead and owners cleaned up after them. There were even water bowls placed at intervals. I scraped my knees and cricked my neck getting down to them so I assumed they were intended for the dogs!
    2 points
  6. The whole idea of the Plummer block is to take up the forward thrust from the propellor and stop the thrust from being taken by the gearbox and the flexible engine mounts. So there should be no forward movement of the shaft. The Plummer block also aligns the shaft with the inboard bearing (which is not a bearing, but a gland) and stops it from being worn oval by side pressure from a badly aligned shaft. Shaft alignment with the engine is still vital, but having the Plummer block makes it much easier. It is possible someone left the grubscrews loose the last time they had to dra
    1 point
  7. Hope the teenage son also enjoyed the slower pace of life.
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  8. Stop thinking the worse and think simple cure, a head gasket or timing chain is unlikely based on what you say. Guess you could check battery connections are all tight for a start while you wait and a look in the engine bay for a clear plastic fuel filter with any signs of having a fuel/ water mix in it and don`t feel guilt about the mooring.
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  9. Brilliant! Glad to hear you had such a good time. That mooring at St Benedict's Horning is very peaceful. Good that you found the joys of wild mooring too. Helen
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  10. Crap in the fuel? How often do I need to do that?
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  11. As ever in football it'll be all about money, so it's surely a bad thing.
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  12. I have to agree with Mouldy. I don't have a problem with inclusive pricing for most things as security waivers, parking etc are effectively compulsory so it's pointless making them additional and in my opinion should be included in all prices, Pacific already do this. Fuel should be based on use otherwise light users will effectively be subsidising heavy users, it's simply not fair that someone who cruises around flat out with the heating on all the time pays the same as someone who is frugal goes with the tides and only cruises small area. Neil
    1 point
  13. He who knows about these things thinks it’s a very bad idea too. Probably mostly those who would benefit financially will be in favour.
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  14. Dogs welcome round the secret garden, it can be slow walking though due to lots of trees.......
    1 point
  15. A cunning plan to make sure West Ham do make Europe :-) Seriously - it's a very, very, bad idea and wil have huge implications on National and International football
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  16. In winter you get a bit longer either side of sunrise/sunset as long as the sky is clear as the sun is moving at a shallower angle to the horizon.
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  17. Frankly, I wouldn’t ever contemplate hiring from a yard that has an ‘all inclusive’ pricing policy. In all my years as a hirer, I have never used more than the fuel deposit paid and have always had a refund. As Grendel pointed out, adding £150 to the price of your holiday that you pay and receive nothing back, must surely be a worse option than paying a fuel deposit and receiving a refund for unused fuel. Yards that offer ‘all inclusive’ pricing must err on the side of caution when calculating projected costs. As an example, several years ago we were moored at Great Yarmouth YS, waitin
    1 point
  18. We hire regularly in December and do try to make the most of the daylight hours. We invariably set off at sunrise and moor up to make sure we arrive before sunset. Happily no risk of disturbing others as we invariably have the mooring to ourselves! But I fully endorse not disturbing others by anti social engine running.
    1 point
  19. is it any less fair than adding £150 to the price and saying no charge for the amount of diesel used. one way or another you will end up paying
    1 point
  20. I am sure we took Max round on the lead.
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  21. Graham and I took it in turns to go around the gardens (they aren’t that extensive) whilst the other waited around the entrance with Seren (our collie). She had a good run beforehand. The path down to the gardens runs through bluebell woods. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many bluebells clustered so thickly together.
    1 point
  22. I do like an early start, before the rest of the crew wakes up, nice cup of coffee and heat the water for a shower!
    1 point
  23. Hi David, this is a Sheerline 1050 we got from the Thames a couple of weeks ago, she is nice inside but just needs varnish and Heads doing, unfortunately all the handrails and mooring cleats were loose so headlining need to be removed to sort them, she has had a hard life but we are on the case with the cosmetics.
    1 point
  24. Bern says thank you all for wishing her well, hopefully she will be back home sometime next week. They are struggling to keep her stats up.
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  25. And awaiting Sutton rescue. A bmc running fine then refuses to start no smoke just pops. damn.
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  26. Hopefully. I don’t want to start swinging spanner’s and make anything worse but the absence of any signs of firing, smooth running the night before and occasional pop sounds when I try to start and I’m thinking timing chain jumping or head gasket filled a cylinder. This mooring has room only for one and I feel a bit guilty for staying longer than 24hr but there you go. preparing for open wallet surgery
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