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    The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT!

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  1. Richardsons have bought old boats from other yards, some of which just might have been Hoseason boats at one time. Might be worth phoning all the long established yards. Yards changed from Blakes to Hoseasons and back again, nobody in Norfolk ever throws old stuff out, you never know, it will be useful, even redundant blue birds!
  2. Went for a stroll along the seafront at Lowestoft today. Quite clearly social distancing advice is now being widely ignored as there were many close knit groups out on the sand. My personal view is that you lead by example, Cummings has set an appalling example and we are now seeing the result. Gorgeous day, not a cloud in the sky, perfect! People were behaving as if it is all over.
  3. The aluminium ones come up on e-bay every so often. Martham Boats or Maycraft might also be able to help.
  4. Thank you, a worthwhile review of a useful gizmo.
  5. An autumn event perhaps?
  6. MM, I will forward to you a copy of the advert for my friend's boat, he didn't quite achieve the asking price but it will give you a guideline price.
  7. MM, they are smashing little boats, good friend of of mine had one on Oulton Broad for many years. Proper little boat!
  8. Saturday & Sunday saw very little activity on Oulton Broad. Monday was absolutely perfect weather-wise and there were multiple scores of paddle boards and kayaks out. Beyond that motor boat traffic was nothing more than on an average Sunday pre pandemic. In a nutshell, where was everybody?
  9. Many years ago I had a good friend (Alan) who was a professional model maker and ardent amateur railway engineer. He was off the grim reality school of modelling and stuck firmly to his guns. He exhibited at numerous exhibitions during the sixties and seventies. There was one particular locomotive working in Lowestoft at the time that he was working on. I photographed it in detail and my friend's brother, a professional artist/illustrator, sketched much of the detail. Believe me, the model was precise reality in miniature. It was exhibited a number of times and heavily criticized by the judges, the accurately portrayed bent and distorted forward buffer coming in for much attention. Alan's model finally gained a gold medal, the judge knew the engine well, it was he who had smacked the buffer in a siding at Peterborough. Having had a series of rejections Alan was as proud as punch with that particular medal!
  10. No little Vaughan running around and getting in everybody's way then?
  11. I believe that Doris was built by Brookes, she certainly had Brooke engines. After she was built she was taken to Cowes on the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week. One of the crew was a then young Timmy Fowler whom I got to know in his sixties and seventies. He told me how it was duty to sit in the forward well, all the way to Cowes, bucketing out the waves that broke over her bow. Apparently the well was lined with an old sail in order to make it watertight and it was a pretty near constant job bailing! He didn't volunteer for the return trip.
  12. Poor old Doris fell into the ownership of a house builder who knew it all. Lots of hard work, house builder style using materials well suited to houses but not to the wet or damp environment of a wooden boat of some antiquity. An iconic boat that needs a rich and suitably capable owner, something that until now she has regrettably avoided. House builders and boats don't always make good bed-fellows!
  13. Serious point, could you self rescue? Could your crew take the helm and safely return to where you fell in?
  14. Went to Coo-Dee (Lathams) today, 10 minutes top queuing, very pleasant. Lots of quality tat including some lovely Portmeirion table wear at very attractive prices, as well as the plants that we actually went to buy.
  15. Why not? You could also mount such steps direct to an upright transom. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PCS-Marine-316-Stainless-Steel-Folding-Mast-Step-Boat-Yacht-Van-Cabin-Ladder/133409604489?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D475561c2e32947d2807f18fe1b98b9fb%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D7%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D174291384354%26itm%3D133409604489%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
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