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About JennyMorgan

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    The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT!

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    Broads, boats, music, art and angling.

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  1. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    He wasn't always wrong! More than once we had to jack up a Wild's Bath-Tub after it had veered to one side and launched itself out of the water and onto the rhond!
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    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    That early stuff was certainly more brittle than later products. Strangely enough I have a Swedish ABU fly-fishing rod from the same period. ABU maintained that their products had been tested to destruction and they forecast a forty year life. Mine is still going strong, is as sweet as ever and certainly not gone brittle.
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    Breydon Bridge

    I wonder if this has any connection with the mud pumping in the Lower Bure?
  4. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    Those things were dreadful, we had two when I was at Bosham Sailing School in Sussex as an instructor during the summer and boat repairer/maintainer during the winter. No one like sailing them during the summer and yours truly found them hard to repair during the winter. Back in the 1970's surplus US drop tanks were readily available and bought by the hundred for floating jetties, houseboat floats and even boats proper. Trouble with them, and those Tod built dinghies, was that the resins of the day did not key with the glass fibre, no matter what we tried to do thus permanent repairs and conversions proved to be next to impossible.
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    Tudor Reformation

    Simple answer, wellies!
  6. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    Uffa Fox was certainly quick to see the potential of grp. Back in 1963/64 I was a sailing instructor at Pin-Mill Sailing school where one of the boats was an Uffa designed dinghy called a Pegasus, not dissimilar to a Firefly and certainly prettier than the Albacore. No gel coat and semi-transparent she was an exciting boat to sail, totally unsuited as a school boat and liable to capsizing whilst being boarded, but she could certainly fly! The school had bought her second hand and apparently very cheaply. Perhaps the sailing world was not quite ready for grp at that time.
  7. JennyMorgan

    Tudor Reformation

    is it that the night watchman refuses to sleep aboard in case she sinks, pitiful lack of confidence, or because it's too hot to be below? Will a float switch on the pump not make said N.W. redundant?
  8. JennyMorgan

    Tudor Reformation

    Considering the oven like qualities of the boatshed where she must have dried out something wicked I reckon that you are lucky to be down to just one pump. She'll be tight after 48 hours!
  9. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    According to the FB Wilds website the first Caribbean was launched in 1966.
  10. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    We bought two hulls, as did Trumans, and fitted them out ourselves, very popular with our hirers, more so than the Wilds boats.
  11. JennyMorgan

    St.benet's Annual Service 5th August 2018

    Hope to see and enjoy hundreds more! Your mum obviously had a good eye for a picture. By the way, a soft water-colour brush as well a good blast of dry air is as good a way to clean a slide as any.
  12. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    From a boatyard's point of view they could be moored stern onto the shore and all servicing done directly from the quay heading. On a busy turn-round day that was an invaluable asset.
  13. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    Andrew, we bought ours before the move to Loddon. They were delivered ready to go.
  14. JennyMorgan

    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    1963 or 4 at a guess. As a part owner of a boatyard back then we went out and bought two and Hoseasons guaranteed us so many weeks hire as they were sold on a buy to let scheme. I always enjoyed using one of them when not on hire, generally as winter beckoned, but they weren't hugely popular with our clients because they couldn't see over the reeds. Repeat business was not as good as with our other boats so we were glad to sell them on at the end of the purchase period but we were sold on the principle of GRP.
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    St.benet's Annual Service 5th August 2018

    Vaughan, with a little attention it's quite clear that the quality is nothing to apologize for. However, next time that you do a spot of hoovering remember to click the suck rather than the blow button. That's a disreputable amount of dust that you have on your slides!
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