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  1. Gretzky

    'what's The Point Of Wasps?'

    Wasp anatomy
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    I Want A Sign

    I want one!
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    What Would You Do?

    I have in the past pulled 2 people out of the wet stuff, one was a young girl, pretty easy really just reached over the bank and lifted her out, the second was an older gent, that was much harder, took 2 of us to lift him out. both times fourtunatly there was no need to enter the water. I was once surfing in Lanzarotte, it was on a remote beach with no life guards etc, a poor guy was swimming and got caught in a rip tide. I rolled off the board and pushed it out to him to grab hold of, then begain swimming him back to shore, I swam across the current but after a while I noticed I was really stuggling to make progress with him, at the time I was pretty fit too but quickly running out of steam! The things that go though your mind at a time like are I will tell you are worrying. I was almost at the point of undoing the leg strap and just giving him the board when I managed to touch the bottom. I got him to saftey and just rolled back laid on the board and got the next wave in. I was totally exhaused. The aftermath was nightmares of what could have gone wrong for days after.
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    Electric Hook Up

    Our old solar panel had a little blue blinking light when it was charging. Upon arriving at the boat one evening (dark) the wife said "the solar panel is broken", I ask why, and she said the little light is not blinking, I replired its dark, and her reply "yes I know but the solar panel isnt working....."
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    Do We Really Need Electric Posts ???

    We use them espcially in the winter, do we need them? No is the answer, but if we do need power to charge the batteries up etc, its cheaper, quieter and cleaner than running the engine. In the summer we like wild mooring and cope just fine, but we run the engine more to charge the batteries.
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    Visitor Mooring

    A few years ago my boat was damaged by a Faircraft boat, we were told to bring our boat to Faircrafts yard in Wroxham and they would sort it. As soon as we turn in to the marina we had some bloke telling us we were not allowed in there! Took some explaining to him to get him to allow us moor up. Since then I have never even tried to get in their yard, pitty really as mid season its empty most week days.
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    Boat Recovery Options

    We have used Boulters for 10 years, until last year never had need to call them out! Last year had to call them twice, once for a rope around the prop in Salhouse, and a second time for a faulty starter motor, both times they were great, the starter motor fixed on the river. The rope needed a lift out but they were stright on it, the boat was back in the water within 30mins and I gained a nice almost new 30 foot mooring line!
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    Renovation Project

    Wow, nothing else needed, just wow! Well done that man.
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    Lady Linda

    Its a Bayliner 2455 moored outside the first bungalow on the western bank as head up stream. The swim step is touching the water and she is listing to port a little. Spotted it as I was leaving Potter on Saturday, unfortunatly didnt get the reg number but accoring to Craigs database its 389S.
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    Private Mooring

    I unstand there may be some spots in Horning village marina coming up, if your local, nip into the old Southgates boat yard next door to the New Inn and ask.
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    Fuelling Points

    Our 5.7ltr V8 burns about 3 to 4 lts of petrol an hour at river speeds, going over 1800 RPM is bad though as it eat petrol like mad, but then again going over 1800 RPM I would be going too fast so it never really goes over 1500 RPM. As for heating we have a separate diesel tank, 40ltrs, the Eberspacher burns about .25ltrs an hour, 4hours for a Ltr, and lovely and warm, in fact the mid birth gets too warm! The heater does have a 7 day digital progamable timer, as we use the boat all year round I even leave the heating programed to come on for an hour or 2 in the night to keep everything aired out while we are away. All though the winter we will probably get though about 60 ltrs including having the heating on about 18 hrs a day while we are on board. I wish the engine in my car was so economical :)
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    Mooring At Thurne Dyke - Thoughts?

    I would happly £10 if I got £10 of beer and food tokens in return. No brainer, so far in my expirence the food and beer, especially the ciders are excellent!
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    Rowing

    The current may not be strong on the Thrune but be careful around Potter Heigham bridge, I have seen several rowing boats trying to go though the bridge against the tide, even one with a couple strong looking lads in it not be able to make it though! timing the tides is the key!
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    Boating After Sunset (hirecraft)

    2 Hire boats passed me on Wednesday night while I was moored at Stokesby. It was well after dark, they were about an hour apart and neither had nav lights. Add to that the fact it was hammering it down with rain I think visibly must have been near zero. Idiots.... in my opinion anyway..
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    The Ten Most Common Errors

    Number one! Thinking there is no need to listen to the hand over or read the manual as you know it all,and anyway how hard can it be?
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