Jump to content


Full Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Boatingman last won the day on January 9 2016

Boatingman had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

463 Excellent

About Boatingman

  • Rank
    Full Member
  • Birthday 21/10/1949

Contact Methods

  • Yahoo

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests

Recent Profile Visitors

2,178 profile views
  1. I can only echo what all I have said My very sincere condolences Ray
  2. Boatingman

    Locks Inn

    Hi Ian Those were the days Susan Ellis was a character She was busy one night and summarily co-opted my two sisters as acting barmaids for the evening Ray
  3. Boatingman

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    Hi Regulo You are correct certainly that was the case when I hired them Ray
  4. Boatingman

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    These are superb craft I took Santa Margherita out on her maiden voyage hired her for two weeks fit out was superb She started out as a private build for a german chap but he cancelled the order after Harvey Eastwood had started the build That was how she ended up in there hire fleet Ray
  5. Boatingman


    I spoke to her ten days ago and she stated she wanted a break from the forum Ray
  6. Boatingman

    Langford Jillings Snr.

    A sad day for his family and the broads family in general Ray
  7. Boatingman

    Telephone Scam ..... When Will They Give Up?

    Hi Yes the do I know of at least 3 in my town who fallen for it all elderly I am afraid Ray
  8. Boatingman

    The Sound Of Silence

    It is a pity in life that there is always that small minority that spoil it for the majority. That is why we need rules in life to protect the majority from the minority Great read feels like we are there with you Ray
  9. Boatingman

    River Thames Past Hire Yards

    I can think of six maximum That includes Hobbs who hire a couple high class craft Ray
  10. Here we go again Private v Hire I have hired boats for 50 years and been on the broads most of those years I do not want to own a boat because through family and work commitments I would only use it 2/3 weeks a year and for personnel reasons I do not like the idea of syndicate boats I have a RYA skippers certificate In all of those years I have seen very few instances of bad behaviour or bad helmanship and more on the canals than the broads The way you lot carry on people reading this thread would think the broads are no better than dodgem cars at a fairground In general most people have a nice quiet holiday on the broads one incident happens and everyone jumps on the bandwagon and starts shouting and becoming abusive thats me finished with this forum Ray
  11. Boatingman

    Memories Of The 80's

    I am with Jayfire I think it is Berney Mill also Ray
  12. Boatingman

    Barnes And Wroxham Bridge

    Up until about ten years or so ago, Hirers always took boats through Wroxham on there own I have taken boats through numerous times, thankfully with no damage Would I do it today, probably only if it was my own boat Ray
  13. Boatingman

    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    I do work in the Building Industry, My company are Design and Build Contractors with in house design teams Those designs shortlisted in my opinion are very poor, I made a statement that primary school children could design better and they have in competitions we have run through schools in the past BA should be commended for purchasing the site for the public to use but I hope they put a building on there that blends in with the environment and not overpowers it as those designs do Ray
  14. Boatingman

    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    In my view children at my local primary school could do better I do not consider that any of them suit the location or the environment Also as Vaughan states, I think all three are outside planning guidelines Ray
  15. Boatingman

    Gathering Gazebos Appeal

    Donation made and bump

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.