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  1. 2 hours ago, MauriceMynah said:

    Iain was not only a popular member as was Boycee, but he was also a very frequent poster and he was a moderator of the very highest calibre.

    There could be a danger that if every popular member were to be remembered in the way Broadscot is, firstly it would cease to be "special" but worse, it could end up being thought an insult if someone was not remembered in that way.

    No, remember Boycee as the fine man and valued contributor he was.  

    So very well written, John. Thank you. 

    Both Iain and Alan were good friends of mine and and your final sentence says it all for me.

    To them both I offer a toast for a life well-lived.  :default_beerchug:

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  2. I was reminiscing about the huge variety of pubs we are lucky enough to have on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads when I came across this pic of the dog and his Boss. Anyone like to fill in the details?   :default_beerchug:


  3. 10 hours ago, D46 said:

    Shall I take that as a threat ? .


    D46, you may or not know that Maxwellian was the only Member who offered to take on the "ownership" of the NBN when Jonzo had finally had enough of us all. Without that commitment I doubt we would still be here.

    And yes, I do know what I am talking about, because I was the Chief Moderator then and even I refused to take it on with all the associated aggrevation.

    With these thoughts in mind perhaps you might "moderate" your tone of posts, please?   :default_beerchug:

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  4. 18 hours ago, marshman said:

    Just don't assume you would get this!!!

    Both I,  and a number of others on this Forum, have been turned down in the past!!!!!

    Me too, Marsh.

    Backin '02 just after my airline had folded. They didn't have the courtesy to even reply...............................:default_icon_redface:

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  5. image.png.0f76987ce3beb2007835f37592e36f2f.png


    We have an exciting new vacancy for a full-time Ranger to join our team based in the southern Broads (£22,462 - £26,317 per annum).

    The successful candidate will ensure safe and proper use of the Broads area by means of patrolling, liaison, education and enforcement on both land and water.

    They will also have knowledge of the Broads, good boat handling skills and experience dealing with emergencies. Aptitude in practical conservation work, leading teams of staff or volunteers and demonstrating good communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people will also be important.

    Closes at 12pm on Monday 2 March.

    Apply online: http://bit.ly/38U84KJ

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  6. On 20/11/2019 at 08:56, oldgregg said:

    It looks as though people are having issues mostly with bookmarks -

    Can I suggest that everyone who uses a bookmark for the site goes and edits it so that it is just https://forum.norfolkbroadsnetwork.com/ - That way you won't have a problem when a software update changes the structure of internal pages etc.


    Thanks for that, it works!

    I've been having the problem for months and only just read this thread. I'm using Firefox.  :default_beerchug:

  7. So they're down by £3,300,000 in other than "National" interests?

    Is a reasonable wage £29,588 nowadays? That's the "average" national wage here in the UK and you could re-employ 111.5 staff with that. Here's what the RNLI typically pay now: https://jobs.rnli.org/wd/plsql/wd_portal.list?p_web_site_id=2464&p_function=map&p_title=All+current+jobs

    Still, it's worth bearing in mind that the highest paid jobs in the country belong to chief executives and senior officials, who earn a median of £97,000. So the £189,000-a-year chief executive Mark Dowie isn't doing too bad, is he?.

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  8. I was fortunate enough to arrive, with Great-Granddaughter, at my Granddaughters house in Hemel Henpstead early yesterday afternoon. The television set was tuned to Sky cricket and Stokesie and Jonny B were batting with an England result looking very positive. To my incomprehension (and rage) Bairstow threw away his wicket with a senseless attempted shot. It just isn't good enough and Paul's words above were leaping off my lips at that time!

    And then, truly, words fail me. Yes, even me, Peter!

    Magnificent, colossul, unbelievable, prodigious, titanic; I can't find enough words to describe my feelings, even now, for that immortal ending.

    Thank you, Ben Stokes, for truly lighting up my sporting life.   :default_icon_clap: 

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  9. 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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  10. 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).

  11. 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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  12. 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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