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About eddybear

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  1. Found it watched it just too funny
  2. I've just spent Saturday night on board, never run the heating at night just a medium tog sleeping bag and a Quality blanket, put the heating on in the evening and its a 5 kW warm air heater so hot had to to open the hatch about 6 inches to balance it off, as these heaters don't like being turned down too much, in the morning frosty outside windscreen on car frozen but nice and cosy in the boat, now back home enjoying my newly installed central heating system, happy Winter boating to You all.
  3. Yes I will be on board over the Christmas break, probably won't go back to work until the second week in January as it is normally quiet so get in a bit of boating instead
  4. You're going to laugh at at me I know you are, but when I read the heading Yorkie Rescued, I thought it was a dog but when I found out it wasn't and thank God this poor man was rescued and I did read the whole article and really feel for his predicament, but the fact is that heading although factual in its sense Yorkie rescued, I read it differently which just means that whether a person comes from Yorkshire Hampshire Outer Mongolia doesn't matter, that I thought it was a dog a man's best friend because let's face it how many of us have mourned the loss of a pet more than a family member So basically pet or human same result rescued fantastic People have lost their lives rescuing us humans and I think as many rescuing pet animals, just proves who we are and the sort of people we strive to Be.
  5. What a beautiful picture, the Broads at its best
  6. Hi Mel, welcome to the forum, I'm another one from Acle Marina Probably been there 10 years, now on our second boat and Hopefully the last because as you know you never seem to stop doing things and spending money on them I think I'm almost there fingers crossed,our boat is called wild thyme it is about 11 or 12 boats down from the gate as you come in, be nice to meet up sometime, regards Ted
  7. I think Alex Hampton got it spot on really think it has classic lines for a modern boat, the only thing that he got wrong was having the Stern open when cruising no good in the winter, the canopy had to be folded back onto the roof as it was sloping with no means of getting off from the side when mooring the last owner of my boat had a square canopy made with an extension frame at the Stern and zipped side panels as can be seen in the photograph, and as he commented to me probably one of the best Improvement now allowing side and Stern mooring while leaving canopy up.
  8. Yes that's right the sedan version, Out of the three that were built the first one had a nasty accident with a bridge and could not be economically repaired so was altered internally and fitted with large canopy, That just left 2 and both are in the Hampton Safari owners club, mine is the last one built and is called wild thyme,The picture was taken this Sunday 22//9/2019 at the Hampton Safari club's Autumn meet at Acle.
  9. I've got a Hampton Safari Mk 4 with a Thorneycroft 1500 mated to a hydraulic drive in the Stern very smooth and very quiet and doesn't have that horrible diesel smell I had in my previous boat a Mk 2 Hampton shaft drive
  10. Just a thought, as drones have cameras and the person operating that drone is seeing said person with shot gun pointing at it, I think the person flying the drone may want to move away very fast Before he gets blasted out of the sky.
  11. The only way to take part in all of the interesting things is to buy a boat, unfortunately this may have a detrimental affect on your financial and mental faculties, I personally think that boat ownership is the only way to go but then I'm not exactly cash rich or mentally stable so what the hell do I know he said gibbering
  12. Yes welcome from me to, I also prefer the Northern Broads especially now the silly season has come to an end, hopefully for you it's fourth time lucky with your next boat, regards Ted
  13. Hi John, at least you've got the right boat you can go under all bridges but one of them you will need to clench your buttocks,enjoy and make sure Millie has a life jacket, Regards Ted
  14. God I hope so having been hit by one of their boats in the daylight.
  15. I had this problem just over a year ago, unfortunately you can't replace a Three way fridge which operates on gas/electric when you have your safety certificate done they will have a record of the last fridge you had if it was gas and still working you can keep it, but if you change it it has to be 12 V compressor only, and yes they are very expensive, but there's always a possibility that a second hand one will come up for sale, good hunting.
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