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  1. I hope you have many happy hours on the Broads
  2. Please can anyone give me a rule of thumb guide as to how to check my fenders are correctly inflated? depress how much please for near enough
  3. Once again thank you everyone, I will certainly give Jayfire a shout if near when mooring. We have just had a week on Sonnet from Barnes as Legacy was not quite ready for stay aboard. Sometime soon though. I have always said "why cannot we have hot weather for our holiday". The hottest day we sat under a beech tree at Gays Staithe much to the amusement of the locals who had a comment or two about no stamina! Had a lovely time though and I must commend Barnes on their prompt response to a problem with the engine. If you were the boat I shouted at under Ludham bridge , sorry but my drive was playing up and I had no fine control which of course only manifested itself just there and then. Barnes arrived in minutes and sorted it out with no fuss despite us all perspiring like racehorses! Photos of Legacy soon, I promise.
  4. Thank you everyone so pleased to be afloat. Someone will have to tell me how to upload photos." Its them megabites !" bothering me. Is mobile phone best format.
  5. A very warm welcome to this most friendly forum. Happy days
  6. No she wasn't that one but I get your point about the name! She's probably much older than that one with a slightly different configuration. Suits me though, hadn't got much to spend on a boat and as an "Old Un" not that many years to cruise. Not hoping to pop me clogs for a long while! but bones get stiff and hips and stuff, so a couple or three years will do nicely.
  7. Well it has been an exciting time. I have bought an Alphacraft 29 Sports bridge, re named her Legacy because that's how I could afford her. A friend and I are still getting to grips with a thorough clean through and a bit of varnishing as well as making her dog safe. Chugged up and down a bit and practised mooring, peered at the engine checked the bilge pump and tried to look like I am an old hand! This Saturday another friend and I are on a hire boat, Sonnet 3 from Barnes. We decided to still have this holiday as Legacy isn't quite kitted out for a week yet, so hope to get some waves as we cruise by "the hand type not like storm Doris last year, very choppy"! I will do photos later in the year.
  8. Thank you all very much for the posts. I will return if I need specific information. So pleased to have all this expertise at my fingertips.
  9. Thank you but I think they are halogen, hope to know quite soon.
  10. Hello Forum members, I know the rascal described changing lights on Trixie to cause less amperage (if that's a word) Is this a simple exercise or do you need to be an expert? I excitedly might soon need to know how to do several boaty things but as Griff would say I'm saying now't until and if it happens, don't want to put the kybosh on it. many thanks
  11. The big building is called Sail loft, the blue boat looking one is called the boat house then there are the daisy broad lodges, the ones you describe are as stated across the river. The advantage of booking with Barnes at certain times of the year is they provide a free day boat for your use. I have stayed in all types except new ones and found them all very clean well equipped and comfortable. The Daisy broad lodges have outside space the others have balconies. Hope you find something you like, enjoy.
  12. I hope all of you with birthdays had lovely times and wish you many more of them. I'm having" three quarter" life crisis looking at boats for sale out here in the fens, trouble is I haven't got a Griff to help fix inevitable snags, its great fun looking though and there are possible moorings not far away. I don't know if I will be brave enough if I am I will let you know.
  13. Well I did start a hare running with first cars, I have thoroughly enjoyed the posts thank you everyone. I had a look through old photo albums to double check she was WNK 650 and have now dug out about 20 photos of cars I have owned. I discovered/remembered my first vehicle with more than 2 wheels was a Heinkel bubble car, two at the front one at the back. My dad said it was a Heinkel plane rear gunner bubble turned up with wheels fitted. I used to drive this along the A604 (now the infamous A14) between Godmanchester and Cambridge. The lorries although small by todays standards used to tow me in their slipstream, happy days
  14. Thank you Griff especially, I haven't laughed out loud on my own for ages, frightened the dog. Gearstick in the air Mum in the car nightmare stuff. Sea gypsy I think you might be thinking of a more modern A40 mine was black and definitely the reg was that way round, I passed my test March 1967 the new reg of that year was letters number and the letter E. I bought this car second hand from the local butcher and it was very old then, there were two shapes one a bigger version of a Morris minor and mine which was less bubble more square. I have some recollection of a column change but not clear enough to be certain. By the way I now drive a Ford KA but it is the plus model and is as big as a Fiesta black with white roof and white wheel spokes, snazzy hey!
  15. I bet if I asked you all, you would remember your first car fondly. Just because you are now old and jaded and cannot get excited about a car, go back in your memory bank. The excitement of being independent, the places you could go. Robin probably feels that now and good luck to him. I bored the world and two brothers with tales of my Austin A40 and what good performance I got with WNK 650 and would love to see her again. ( probable with relined brakes though and the heater was useless oh and the lights were dim too)!!!!!!
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