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  1. Charlie, for you and all who live in God's County! (Apologies if you've seen it before).
  2. Guidelines The Moderators wish to explain the warnings system in operation as there appear to have been some misunderstandings. Accordingly the Guidelines have been amended to show this. Warnings and Moderation Approval The NBN Forum incorporates a warnings and Moderation Approval system. Members who break the forum's rules will be issued with a formal warning by the moderation team and this will be recorded in the "Warning Points" underneath your messages. Posting rights may need Moderation Approval or be restricted for a period of 1, 2 or 3 months. PM's are also restricted as they cannot be Moderated. Forum members are only able to view their own warning status. ('0 points' means that you have no recorded warnings. This figure will increase if warnings are issued.) If you have received a warning from the forum's team you can click on the warnings panel to find out why. Members who persistently breach forums rules and reach 3 warning points may be banned either temporarily or permanently.
  3. Welcome Aboard the good ship NBN from us, too, Waterglade. Enjoy the company!
  4. Words literally fail me, Robin......... your crew choices must certainly have had "Bravery" and "Determination" near the top of the list of qualifications. In our 7 ton long keeled yacht with 3.5 tons of encapsulated pig iron in the keel I wouldn't have fancied that journey of theirs. We had an angle-meter on the bulkhead, which is probably not a good idea for you, and the worst we ever saw was coming out of Scheveningen with a strong tide against wind just outside the harbour wall.... we reached 60 degrees and didn't like it too much.
  5. Robin hi and what an excellent quality new video system you have! Did you all discuss that sudden drastic heel you mentioned at 25 mins 45 secs and what was the assumed reason, please? I experienced just such a happening crossing the Alderney Race in full flood many years ago but in a 30 ft sailing boat you tend to have everything lashed down!
  6. Sue, Hi. I first came across these as avery young AEO on Vulcan Mk1's. They were BCF... Bromochlorodifluoromethane... I had to learn to spell that for the safety exam! (Also known by the trade name Halon 1211, or BCF, or Halon 1211 BCF, or Freon 12B1, is a haloalkane with the chemical formula CF2ClBr).
  7. Gosh, Queren, you should be handing out medals all round for endurance and fortitude! My day today, just one hour ago, in the local surgery, started with the practice nurse taking out 40, yes 40, surgical staples from my left knee...... Now home and eyeing the whisky bottle but I must exercise that knee down to the Hockham Eagle and back first. Then we have a bottle of fizz in the fridge for Val's Day celebration, to be followed by the Scotch coffee!
  8. This will be the first Spring Meet that we've missed since 2010 but Grandson's wedding has to take precedence, I'm afraid. Have a wonderful time, y'all and do try to keep the lovely reps in some sort of order!
  9. I get similar when I'm using something with an "American English" dictionary... whatever that is. (or an apology for spelling mistakes!).
  10. The Indian in Loddon was one of the best we've eaten at last March when we stayed at the Swan for a couple of nights.
  11. Welcome Aboard the good ship NBN from us, misswhiplash.
  12. Exactly, Vaughan. If that smashed down I can imagine it doing some personal damage.
  13. It's used when you're winding a heavy object up in case the winding motor (or you) fails. Then it doesn't smash down.
  14. Griff said: So I am leaving it at that. I have thanked him for his timely remarks and he did his best with interviewing his staff, even though imho they were being economical with the truth. No need to flog a dead horse. Robin is of course aware of the communications I have been carrying out. I have invited said operations manage to have a read of this thread and make comment if he wishes too. If nothing else, I would hope that me getting onto Peel will hopefully sharpen up the staff that operate the bridge into being somewhat more on the ball and not taking us leisure craft for granted, otherwise they will suffer yet another internal investigation. Eventually some mud will stick. There isn't and never has been smoke without fire. I think that really sums it up, doesn't it? Congratulations to you, Charlie on getting so far and keeping us updated throughout this sorry saga.
  15. A very warm Welcome Aboard the good ship, NBN, Jacquie. You certainly haven't (and won't) bore us here!
  16. In future Moderators' posts may be taken to be Moderator hat off, unless preambled with "MOD HAT ON"
  17. Common sense surely says that the ages of the children are the defining factor and a blanket veto doesn't make any sense, does it?
  18. Ricardo, Hi. Don't worry on our behalf, please, we're quite used to Fish-heads and Pongos having a gentle dig at the youngest service! John (ex HMFC Buccaneer driver)
  19. I found it an informative and interesting article, John, and I fully agree with JohnK's post above.
  20. A very warm , Chris! What an interesting opening post. I'm sure that you will find lots of like-minded peeps here only too pleased to share Broads stories with you.
  21. That's exactly what they've done at Harling Road, just down the road from us on the way to the St George's Distillery!
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