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  1. Vaughan

    Jabsco Toilet

    Exactly. Best to change the so - called "joker" valve as well.
  2. Vaughan

    Jabsco Toilet

    I have just realised what thread this is on. I hope you don't intend cooking in the toilet bowl?
  3. Vaughan

    Jabsco Toilet

    This sounds like one of the seals in the water pump. You can buy a seal kit in most suppliers - Norfolk Marine, Peachment, Brian Ward, etc. It is a simple job to replace them.
  4. Vaughan

    Mud Wherry Cast Off

    That does not surprise me in the least. That deserted quay at the old Port of Yarmouth Marina is one of the favourite hang-outs for all the little nasties that "go bump in the night".
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    Can't think what!
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    This sounds like the difference between the "expert" and the "Man in the street". The expert has a sound education and starts his career knowing a great deal about a very little. As time goes on he learns more and more about less and less, until he knows everything about nothing. The man in the street, however, has less education but more experience. He starts off knowing a very little about a great deal and as time goes on, he learns less and less about more and more, until he ends up knowing nothing about anything. Was this what you meant?
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    Nav Lights Not Working

    I remember when doing a trial run in those boats, I would say "This switch is the navigation lights, but you don't need those as you are not allowed out at night." - an opportunity to get the point across - "and this switch is for the wipers, but you don't need those either as it never rains in the south of France". This joke went down even better if it was pouring with rain at the time!
  8. Vaughan

    Nav Lights Not Working

    It is! Hire boats are still not allowed out at night though
  9. Vaughan

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    I think we can guess that this is another classic example of Archant journalistic research. I would think they mean Goodchilds. Something that worries me is that the published tide tables put low water in Norwich at around 0515 on Sunday morning. That is low water. If it were me, with a tow like that, I would like to leave Trowse about 2 hours before the high, to give good control against the current through the bad bits and then have the tide turn under me around Beauchamp Arms where the river is wider and generally deeper. Maybe they are more concerned about getting to Reedham bridge while the tide is still against them, in case the thing doesn't open for them? We shall see!
  10. Vaughan

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    Interesting, thank you. And this survey was 9 years ago.
  11. Vaughan

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    I wonder if there is still enough depth for her to be turned in the basin in the old port, near the new footbridge. If not she will have to go stern first right down to Trowse Eye. If there is still enough water there. The Yare used to be dredged to 12 ft in the days of the sea-going coasters coming up to Norwich but I very much doubt if it has been maintained like that, ever since they built the Norwich southern bypass bridge, and so closed the port. Luckily, I am not a betting man, or I might be offering odds against her getting any further than Postwick Grove. Or more likely Whitlingham bend, where there used to be a cattle swim and the banks are very shallow on both sides.
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    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    The BA refused to allow the gunboat "Morning Flight" to be towed down the river by her then new owners, as they considered she was not in a safe condition for the journey. That is how she ended up as a hulk in Jenners Basin. This was not a bad decision, I would add! So let's see how they get on with the Lord Nelson, which has been sitting there in the water with no attention to her bottom for . . . . . . how many years is it now? If she touches bottom on a falling tide and has to sit there, half dried out, until it turns again, the strain may well be too much for the hull to bear. As I said, this could be fun.
  13. Vaughan

    Beware The Yare On The 31st May

    This should be fun. . . . .
  14. Vaughan

    Is Betty1 Due An Apology?

    I can't help noticing that this was the 4th thread to be locked in a space of only about 24 hours. Not only is this a bad average but there is no doubt it has stifled what were otherwise interesting and important subjects.
  15. Vaughan

    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    It puts a new meaning on "having a quick fag behind the bike sheds, doesn't it?

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