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About keifsmate

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    Boating and beer. Boating on the Broads and the East Anglian rivers

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  1. keifsmate

    Broad Ambition - The Model

    " at the moment the engine sound is a detroit diesel, " Biggest Detroit we had on test at GM Wellingborough was a 12v-71. Sounded a bit good at full chat.
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    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Spotted in haven marina There is a lot of her! Rascal hard at work.
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    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    A few piccies from the phone, couldn't find a proper camera! Not sure who this one is, hadn't got any 'bins! Focus is a bit poor too!
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    Marina Quays

    "Like the Berlin Wall"?? I saw the Berlin Wall when it was one year old. What a load of tosh being talked. I suspect the "journalists" encourage such hyperbole.
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    Marina Quays

    Didn't think it would be long. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/opposition-to-marina-quays-housing-bid-1-5682747 The end result will certainly be better than it is currently.
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    Sommerleyton And Reedham Bridges

    Had a nice day out on the Mid Norfolk Railway. Is this expansion joint the answer to the problems with Somerleyton and Reedham bridges? Seems to me that these placed just before either end of the bridge approach might work.
  7. Try Bell boats Ltd at Brundall. My eldest son had a DC 30 from the Gt Ouse lifted in there and I had an Elysian lifted out by a truck with an Hiab for transport to the Gt Ouse. The fee was quite reasonable. 01603 713109.
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    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    I think British Sugar at Cantley would have had something to say about stuck bridges in the days of Blackheath and Rix Hawk delivering oil to them.
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    I have spent my whole life learning more and more about less and less till I learnt absolutely all there is to know about nothing!
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    Jack Fellows And The Missing Boatyard!

    I knew of the boatyard, but not if it hired out. There was apparently a pub among the houses! When the place was demolished/fell down, I do not know and Google doesn't help! Nothing remains now apart from an old Nissen Hut and a concrete pad which we think was associated with the boat yard.
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    Jack Fellows And The Missing Boatyard!

    Took a bit of digging to find it, but here is Hardley Staithe as it used to be. I am afraid I don't have a date for the photo
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    Jack Fellows And The Missing Boatyard!

    The answer re Hardley Dyke is yes to both, there was even a pub there long ago. Vestiges of the old slipway remain, but all the buildings have long gone.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Who says they dont maintain them? You only have to look at the state of the iron work associated with Somerleyton Bridge.Delays due to parts having to be made. They have had since 1905 to source the spare required to ensure reliable operation.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    there is no fresh water supply available at Somerleyton. Should not be beyond the wit of man to pipe in fresh water from Somerleyton station or the Marina. Sounds more like a case of can't be bothered to rather than cannot.
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    The Dutch Are Coming

    However, hats off to them, at least they are doing it, yours truly only ever thinks about it! Very sensible JM, there are a lot of jobs that need a good coat of looking at before being attempted!

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