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    Coke Oven Reach

    Copies of Hamilton's occasionally pop up on E-Bay - I managed to get ours for £1 (complete with the maps and tide calculator) because the title had been misspelt and there were no other bidders! No pics because its still on board.
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    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    I really must try that when popping into Horning to re-stock the sausage store!
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    Broad Ambition - The Model

    Grendel - see if you can find some '3M multi purpose sealing and insulation tape', sticky back foam but denser than the usual and skinned on the non-sticky side.We've got it on the coachroof for the forehatch to close on, hasn't deteriorated in five years.
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    Changes At Beccles Harbour

    It'd help if the bogs were cleaned now and again!
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    Talking Point

    Goosander was looking fine on Tuesday up at Dilham - was that you David? I'd have wandered over to say hi if I'd known.
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    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Rover SD1s had squarish steering wheels - very useful if you bound the bottom with butcher's string, you could steer with a knee while you rolled and lit a fag (I was told).
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    Autumnal Equinox

    Floodgates closed along Felixstowe prom and flood warning issued last night for the Deben!
  8. Someone missed a trick - put a big swoosh on the sides,some LEDs on the stern quarters and get NIKE to pay for advertising.
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    Need A Bit Of A Favour

    Good idea on Facebook - Felixstowe has a shedload of 'local' pages, one of which is a find old schoolfriends one. I'm sure Southend has something similar. The school itself may even have one -mine does.
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    Broad Ambition - The Model

    Grendel - "sound unit" conjures up all sorts of possibilities e.g. " 'Ow much? It don't grow on trees tha knows" for one!
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    Welcome Lucy - never seen a DQ dory with a lid on. I had an 8' one to get out to a trot mooring on the Deben - very clever "un-tippy" boats,mine was a hoot with an outboard on!
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    Tudor Reformation

    My old Sea Scout group had a pair of Wright built sailing dinghies 16', clinker built as sturdy as a brick backhouse. They were often taken from Waldringfield out around the Cork lightship and back and were certainly still going strong in the early 70s. B*ggers to row though!
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    I've Had An Idea !

    We're with finny on this - there are those who love a pub with Sky sports on a 72" screen showing kick-bladder with a dozen lagers on gas but we'd far rather see three or four well kept barrels on a stillage and a buzz of good conversation from a few old boys with Labradors under their tables. Different strokes for different folks.
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    Enamel Pin Badges

    Could it be a Scottish university rowing club ? St. Andrews?
  15. Neil - re:tide rate of flow,its the other way round. I'm on my phone so can't do a long post, if you google "rule of twelfths" all will become clear.

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