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    Thorpe island, St Olaves and Burgh Castle
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    Antiques and vintage collectables, essential boat maintenance, electronics and the need to know how things work.

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  1. Islander

    Mud Wherry Cast Off

    Melksham wonder is new to me. Kelvedon wonder is an old variety.??? Is this a variety that has died out I wonder. Colin
  2. Islander

    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Doesn't look like the tide level is going to improve, it's still going to be high. The low tide was yesterday ( when we should have left Thorpe ) This morning we left Thorpe and almost scraped through under the bridge (less than 10mm). 10 mins later and we would have not made it. Tonight's low doesn't look any better. Is it just coincidental these bridges have failed this weekend!!! We only need Reedham now to do the same. Is it not time to lobby the BA and get them to put more pressure on to get these bridges serviceable if not replaced. We are lucky that we can fold down to 8ft for bridge clearance but one day I might have something bigger. Colin n.b. http://www.ntslf.org/data/realtime?port=Lowestoft
  3. Islander

    The Dutch Are Coming

    Hope they come through Thorpe, no sign of them so far. Colin
  4. Islander

    A Close Call

    So, just to keep things simple. Should my CO sensor/alarm be mounted at floor level or ceiling level. Thankyou for the scientifics but I'm sure some people here are/may still be a little confused. Colin
  5. Islander

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    Update! http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/s-lord-nelson-saved-from-scrap-yard-1-5545188 Martham ferry? Colin
  6. Islander

    Penalty Notice Glue Removal

    Very true Phil but I wouldn't stick one onto 8 coats of varnish of a woody. I would make something to stick them on and did. In this case what I see is the ranger not taking enough care in confirming facts before issuing a penalty notice. Colin
  7. Islander

    Penalty Notice Glue Removal

    Something you had to display but not necessarily on the bow/hull. Ours were fix to Perspex plaques hung off our pulpit. Any damage to a boat could be said to have been done by the owner. In this case the damage has been done by a BA ranger. Colin
  8. Islander

    Penalty Notice Glue Removal

    A simple toll disc would have saved a lot of time and stress. If the system ain't broke don't fix it. Colin
  9. Islander

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    Well, needless to say, nothing is happening in Norwich so it looks like the tweet was incorrect. I only posted it as it had been retweeted by Broads Beat. I thought they would have checked the facts. Sorry folks. Just another bit of fake news. Colin
  10. Islander

    Pumpout Adaptor

    If all fails try Panks. Colin
  11. Islander

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    I think those spare two inches have gone on my waistline. Colin
  12. Islander

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    This is from June last year. The Authority has been informed by Network Rail that Trowse bridge has been repaired. It will open given 24 hours notice. No question of can it open just when. Colin
  13. Islander

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    I don't see this as setting a standard at all. This is a one off, well planned in advance and not likely to happen again for some time, unless they decide to tow the abandoned restaurant while it's still afloat. That I think will be chopped up on site until it fits under the bridges. The cadet boat is the only vessel that needed to be removed before the proposed new 'fixed' rail bridge could be approved. Colin
  14. Islander

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    Aren't the bridges required to open because of the navigation. It seems ok to shutdown a network for maintenance over a bank holiday but not for a navigation request. Who's going to pay for a tow boat to sit until night to get a bridge opening. I see this as the bridges are booked and if it makes a train late from Norwich it won't be the last time. Just get on with the job boys and ignore the clipboard bods. Colin p.s. Forgot to add, they've got to get through Reedham too and I would not want to stop this tow without good reason.
  15. Islander

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    It's going to be more than one bridge that needs to open. 3 or 4 will have to open. Colin Hope to bee there to take a pic or two.

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