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NeilB last won the day on February 16 2018

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About NeilB

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  • Birthday 29/06/1972

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  1. Just had a closer look and some of the boats listed are hire boats anyway !!!
  2. There's already a website in place for this - https://borrowaboat.com/how-it-works/ I've not owned a boat for about 15 years but did work for a hire fleet for 10 years so I've a pretty good idea of what hire boats go through. I wouldn't have hired my boat out either !
  3. I know he was was a pilot and ended up a bigwig but had to Google the rest ! He graduated in 1958 and served in 83, 44 & IX Sqn and became an instructor in 1964 . Finished flying with 27 Sqn as commanding officer in the mid 70's. Just wondering as he was my sisters father in law ! Found the info here - http://www.rafweb.org/index.html
  4. Does either 1sostatic or John remember a John Willis flying Vulcans?
  5. He sadly passed away yesterday morning, he'd not been well for some time. Yes he did create Poole Powerboats along with John Macklin, borrowed some money and built his first boat in the late 60's. I've met him about 5 or 6 times over 17 years, always a pleasure. Most memorable was at a suppliers award ceremony, my colleague dropped the award plate and quick as a flash Robert grabbed it before it hit the floor and smashed to pieces. To this day we have no idea how he moved so fast !!
  6. Pretty close! £78.52 Wish I'd kept all the old brochures now !!
  7. I’ve met Simon a few times and he’s a top guy. Often does runs across Europe.
  8. D1 / D2 are Shibaru engines built by Perkins. D3 is the 5 cylinder car engine. D4 / D6 are pure marine engines, you won’t find them anywhere except a boat. D5 / D7 / D8 / D9 / D11 / D13 / D16 are all used in construction equipment, trucks, buses etc.
  9. Land based gensets have radiator cooling but the radiators are huge with great big fans on them, not much good on a Broads boat.
  10. Only just seen this but in November I had a meeting with this view, virtually neighbours !!
  11. Brexit planning maybe causing me issues at work but it won't stop me going on holiday!! We have 1 week booked in a riverside house with a dayboat in April and another week for August in North Norfolk.
  12. NeilB

    My Day

    We’re open to midday Monday although only 5 of us in the office as rest have booked time off or working from home. I can work from home but as it’s only 20 mins walk and we have a pub lunch planned I think I’ll make the effort!!
  13. NeilB

    Broads Toll 2019

    Electric lorries will be on the streets from next year, there’s already been a trial with busses which was a sucess. As long as you ignore the diesel gensets powering the chargers as the utility companies were completely useless in providing power. I think providing enough power to re-charge electric vehicles is going to be sticking point.
  14. NeilB

    Why Is It?

    That may have been me - https://www.volvopentashop.com/epc/en-US/Details/AccessoriesCatalog/5438?path=1532%2F4225%2F5437%2F5438 or page 86 here - https://www.volvopenta.com/content/dam/volvo/volvo-penta/master/marine-leisure-engines/for-owners/parts/Accessories/Accessories Catalog.pdf You can sign up to get prices or speak to French Marine in Brundall. I have seen similar systems running radiators before, good way to get heat when cruising.
  15. So sorry to hear this news, our condolences to you and your family.
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