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  1. 1 hour ago, SwanR said:

    "These conditions will pose challenges for even the most experienced boaters on the Broads. Inexperienced boaters should seek advice from their boat hire yards and Broads Authority advice is that you should stay securely moored to avoid getting into difficulties".

    Exactly what I was originally trying to suggest..........

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  2. 45 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

    Best put a reef in the sail!

    Wise words, John. Don't think they will deter folk though.

    But will the yards let newbies out in those conditions, Peter? Imagine the potential chaos at Ludham Bridge for starters.

    (P.S. Mods, what happened to over 2300 of my posts? Peter still has his).


  3. It was a Saturday afternoon, 3 years ago, when we were stuck onboard Fiday Girl at Acle bridge with strong winds gusting up to 35 mph. At about 4pm a hire boat from Wroxham struggled past us and then turned to come in nose to nose with us.... The elderley couple were already distressed and I attempted to shout helpful instructions into the howling wind but they couldn't hear. A few minutes later, with our bow roller hanging half off, we managed to tie them up.

    So what tomorrow? From 10.00 - 17.00 the wind forecasts are for SW 25/26mph and gusts to over 45mph. I wouldn't personally take my own boat out in those conditions.

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  4. 7 minutes ago, SPEEDTRIPLE said:

    Any boat can be taken out to sea, it all depends on the sea state and the weather forecast. 

    We took our 22ft Fairline holiday from Dartmouth to Brundall via Guernsey (first pic at St Peters Port before we renamed her) and she had a single petrol engine. We crossed from Gt Yarmouth to Holland (second pic in Zierikzee) a couple of times a year later on.

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  5. 1 hour ago, grendel said:

    oh is wimbledon on, i thought it was cricket at the moment.

    Ah well, it's footy (soccer) in just under a month..........................................  :default_icon_eek::default_icon_eek::default_icon_eek:


  6. 13 hours ago, SPEEDTRIPLE said:

    That`s what i`m worried about. I`m looking to retire in 4 years time when i`l be 65, and by then I`l have 2 Triumphs, a car, a full archery set, several fishing rods, a mountain bike, and the New Forest on our doorstep, so seeing as everybody says they don`t know how they had time to go to work when they retire, i won`t be able to use any of them :default_icon_cry:.

    It's a bloody good job that you don't drink alcohol, then, Neil!   :default_beerchug:

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  7. 1sostatic, Hi.

    A warm welcome aboard the good ship NBN and I look forward so to hearing about your Dad. Is Mum (June) still with us? Your Dad had a big influence on my subsequent aircrew career when I transferred to the front seat!

    Neil, do you know which Sqn John Willis was on and was he P, N or AEO?

    Sorry to be late in answering but I've been away a few days.


  8. During our years on Friday Girl on the Broads we only ever left all the windows ajar and internal doors wedged open throughout the winters. We had absolutely no problems with moisture and never even took the bedding home!   :default_biggrin:

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