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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    Just to clarify my comment I am not being pedantic but when a public information broadcaster like the BBC puts out informative programmes then they need to be accurate, I have noticed inaccuracies on Country File and similar programmes with a semi-political agenda before and while we may know better it is very easy to give people who don't a misleading impression and guide them into taking a viewpoint that suits the objectives , we already have our own past master at that. Fred
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    I wasn`t talking about hundreds just the 7 navigable ones, I agree its an improvement it was just the exaggerated statement boats cause the problem with no mention of the benefits they bring to the broads. Fred
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    I don't have a problem with what is being done on Hickling with the dredging or the way the spoil is being used and what it will create but I do have a problem with the spin as to the extent it will benefit wildlife and also on blaming the limited number of boats that can use the area for causing problems with clouding the water, it would also be nice if they got their facts right as last time I counted there were more than five rivers feeding the Norfolk-Suffolk broads, the Thurne windmill part was interesting though. Fred
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    Let's Drive: London To Norwich

    Sorry Robin I was talking about the preceding stretch as you was talking about the A406 and that was what you were referring to with undertaking and speeding as has been said once you take the slip road you are entering the M11 and being on the outside lane all you need to worry about is maintaining your speed till the limit changes or you can move over to your left. Fred
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    Let's Drive: London To Norwich

    MM the 50mph limit is fine and applies to most of the A406 from Chiswick to Beckton, we are not talking about excessive speeding just traffic entering from the left having a short stretch to cross more than one lane of constant traffic to get on the A406 and if the gap is in front of the vehicles outside you then you speed up enough to reach that gap safely much as you might if overtaking. Fred
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    Let's Drive: London To Norwich

    MM. There are speed cameras both where the slip road enters and the roads split a short distance of a few hundred yards and where you count the volume of traffic in thousands including many HGVs, you speed up or slow down to filter into a gap to cross from one side to the other that's all, there is no real problem when you understand the difference between practical everyday driving and the theoretical driving used to pass a test, I would be a rich man if I had a £1 for every time I have used this stretch of road using all the different combinations of entry and exit without experiencing any problems other than adjusting my speed to filter in or allow others to. Fred
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    Let's Drive: London To Norwich

    Robin, I don't understand the problem I have used those roads since before the M11 was built, the slip road from Waterworks to Charlie Browns was the original A406 before the underpass was put in and the A406 was improved, when it was first built the M11 went into Redbridge hence the reason why the current start of the M11 is junction 4 not junction 1, as for the speed and lane hopping that is normal for similar situations where you have 3 roads merging and exiting into 5 lanes and you need to find a gap to cross from the incoming slip lane to the outside A406. Fred
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    Fenders Up Or Down When Underway

    Perhaps snobbery wasn't the best choice of word but it was only intended to make a comparison not point a finger, as stepping ashore is easier and safer from the majority of boat designs I still think after 40 years experience having fenders down and laying the bow ropes along the sides to the stern area with stern ropes coiled so that you can step ashore (note step not jump) with both ropes is the safest method for most people alleviating any need to be above decks while underway, as for loose fenders floating about I would suggest that most of those either come from a boat that is actually moored up again I speak from experience or from the one coming in to or leaving a mooring. Fred
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    Fenders Up Or Down When Underway

    Mud weight is that the dangly thing on the pointy end Fred
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    Fenders Up Or Down When Underway

    Give instructions no chance more than my life`s worth
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    Fenders Up Or Down When Underway

    Or maybe they just don't care and are to busy just enjoying being afloat. Fred
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    Fenders Up Or Down When Underway

    Boating is supposed to be for pleasure and paramount to that is safety, underway nobody walks about outside on our boat until we come into moor and even then only from the stern area, safety over snobbery every day. Fred
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    Moorings

    I think Ranworth is now around £60 per foot, the only two I can think of that might suit are Acle or Thurne mouth. Fred
  14. rightsaidfred

    The Authority's Response To The Glover Report.

    Or gaining full status as a National Park Fred
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    The Authority's Response To The Glover Report.

    Yes you are right on many occasions including through requests to various MPs by their constituents including myself and recently James Knight. Fred
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