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About JawsOrca

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  • Birthday 02/07/1982

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    Rochester, Medway
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    Boat building, Photography and a weekend a year relaxing on the boat.

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  1. Hi Mark, A couple of my friends are surveyors and I've had a little bit of training as it maybe something I pick up later in life :) (Fingers crossed) But basically yes, reports can take an eternity to get in full. Some may have be to submitted to the organisation they are a member of and the surveyor needs to be certain that it's all correct and there are a lot of details in there (Not that I'm saying your surveys aren't, you know I have no idea about houses lol ;) ). A decent surveyor should also take all day to do a survey of the boat so when they are busy they will do all the surveys together and then do the reports when it's not busy. An insurance survey is also not really as high priority as others (such as a damage report, or a prepurchase report) (as your insurance always gives you time to resolve any recommendations) so it may just edge down the list slightly. I've actually tried to work with my friends to see if there's a way to write software to speed it up but the outcome was not really as they can all be very different :( You should be able to meet the surveyor at the end of the day and be told what the recommendations are or contact and ask for these straight away, but the full report will take time. For next time, I'll recommend our surveyor, he is based in Kent but I've sent him up to norfolk a few times and I know he covers there often too.
  2. Could we not just kill two birds with one stone and like put a link between the Ant here and hickling?
  3. Perhaps they was having a bad day :) We've been in there probably 4 or 5 times and always felt welcome, we've only ever tried though when they are completely empty though. Perhaps they recognise us now and the best advice is to call ahead.
  4. We normally just turn up although mainly out of season obviously not Friday's. I normally just land and don't tie up or anything until talking to them just out of politeness though. It's a nice quiet yard with lots of character.. :)
  5. Yeah it's not signed (thankfully as it keeps it hidden!) .. It's the second main dyke on the right from downstream.. takes a bit of finding but worth looking for. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Summercraft/@52.7085999,1.4116893,220m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d757e98e188f25:0x1bc2f1b5ca17f7be!8m2!3d52.7098126!4d1.4136795
  6. The very few times we've stopped in Wroxham we managed to get into the Hotel which I think is a fab mooring and makes a nice stop. Otherwise we've always gone to the lovely summercraft which is a brilliant little yard with always very friendly people and I'm more than happy to pay whatever fee they demand, certainly one of the traditional broads yards. I'm no fan of Barnes and I really wouldn't moor there, I can't remember the sign but I'm sure reads along the lines of "Visiting moorings every other tuesday 4-5pm" hardly inviting but I guess that's the idea. Space is obviously the issue though and there's no way of improving that other than the hope that a yard closes down, which is certainly not what anyone wants and touch wood won't happen so perhaps wroxham is just one to visit by car/public transport.
  7. Anyone want a Alpha 29 so pops can buy Water Rail??
  8. sorted! Well done!... Find a small little river where you can pretty much stand up in! Dilham canal is perfect!
  9. Why don't you go and have a look.. she's certainly a lot easier to maintain than that one you put an offer on before.. I'd happy spend a week every easter painting and varnishing...
  10. This is complex but the UK photography laws are often misunderstood by all including our police.. one random link googled.. https://www.blpawards.org/competition/photo-rights. Upskirting is of course indecent other examples you've raised are i guess classed as harassment. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  11. I'm not overly sure that's correct.. if you are outside then there are no privacy laws (considering CCTV is everywhere and public domain etc.. regardless of what authorities think as they always get it wrong) if you are inside and someone peeps through your window and takes a picture then yes.. but I suspect that image can be pixelated so remove your identity then no privacy has been breached.. this is all far too complicated though.. and laws are indeed emerging... Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  12. I always love the "Anchored" bylaw (40), (a) by night an all-round white light which shall be visible at a distance of 1 kilometre (1,100 yards); It's very rare to see an anchor light on (We do use Orca's every time we moor and even sometimes on wild moorings where we maybe hard to spot) but clearly hireboats don't anchor lights so surely they shouldn't "Anchor" overnight? The bylaws are very strange indeed.
  13. If anyone out there is thinking about a syndicate ownership....
  14. Id easily say shes one of the nicest woodys on the broads, it always brings a smile to my face seeing her at horning, I jumped aboard when she was at Stalham and still remember doing so, shes certainly full of character and a real proper boat. If I was in the position I wouldn't hesitate taking over custody. Good luck with the transfer. @Chelsea14Ian @SweetKingfisher1 - Dare you ;)
  15. @BroadsAuthority Tom (et al).. I've got a new book (Canoe on the broads) and I spotted that the Ellingham portage has been a bit of an issue for some time... (I guess it's a valid point being right below the weir there).. But this EDP https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/portage-on-waveney-canoe-trail-not-likely-in-time-for-summer-1-5353257 mentions hope was happening last year.. Do you know if there's any updates? Thanks in advance :)
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