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  1. On the Yare this morning, cruising mid river at 3.7knots, on a bend in the river just after the Ferry House, hidden in 6 foot of foliage / reeds dressed in his camouflage jacket I was yelled at by an irate fisherman, I can only think I broke his line, a line so fine the fish can not see it, but he expects me to see it from distance in drizzling rain. As a fisherman myself I always try and give shore side anglers a wide berth but if you insist on making yourself invisible to river traffic then you have to expect you will lose your rig. If the angry fisherman is reading this, sorry, hope your day improved.
  2. Can anyone tell me the difference between a Seaward boat and a Nelson boat , are they the same company, do Seaward make Nelsons or visa versa ? Any info greatly appreciated.
  3. As a Junior Seaman in 1967 joining my first ship in the Far East, I was given this advice by my sea dad. During ‘ruffers’ take a tea spoon full of honey, will that stop the seasickness ? I asked, no , but it will taste just as good when it comes back up he said.
  4. DM. The water pressure has always been weak. Unfortunately I am not down on the boat until next month and I have no idea what type of pump it is. I will take you up on your kind offer of help and send you a photo with details asap. Thank you
  5. The water is not surging, it is a constant flow but a weak flow, I have to run around under the shower to get wet, if you know what I mean. I have a few things to think about now, as always great comments and advice, greatly appreciated. Thank you all.
  6. The water pressure on my 31 ft boat is not good. I have taps/shower fwd and taps in the galley aft. My question is , would a better more powerful pump be the answer to increasing the pressure, and if so, what would be the best pump to install ? Any help / advice as always , appreciated.
  7. Have to disagree. The reason for cheesing down a rope is purely aesthetic. To avoid a trip hazard ropes should be coiled and hung from a guardrail or bulkhead. Few of us have boats with a deck area big enough to hide a trip hazard.
  8. I think this is an ex RN discipline as is cheesing down mooring ropes. I wouldn’t be suprised to see Griffs crew stood in line when entering and leaving his wet shed. ! Done plenty of that stuff in my time, but pleasure boating on my own boat ? ........ nah.
  9. Anyone know what’s happened to the Newark boat jumble, is it on this year ? usually early Feb but no mention anywhere.
  10. Help please. I am right in thinking that I will have to have my boat lifted to have a speed and depth log fitted ? I already have a fish finder fitted, could I not use the transducer from this to link to the depth log ? or am I being thick ? Any help suggestions and comments appreciated as always. Thanks
  11. I owned one for several years, wood topsides GRP hull, the wood maintenance became too much like hard work as mentioned on a recent post. They are very well built with quality interior wood finish. Twin engines provided more than enough power, air draft 9’6”. I have owned several boats but the Storebro Royal the best by far. Attached a pic a couple of years ago, leaving Gt Yarmouth harbour............ we weren’t out very long !
  12. Sold my beloved boat with GRP hull and wooden topsides last year, broke my heart, it had already broken my bank. Constant maintenance on the topsides, spent more time rubbing down, painting and varnishing than we did out on the river. As someone has already said, wooden topsides do look ‘ the part’ , but trust me , hard, expensive work......constantly. I now have a plastic ‘ wash n go ‘ boat , life’s much easier, but aesthetically, not in the same league. Good luck, but think very carefully about wood.
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