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    Anyone Have A Broom 35 Sedan With Extended Flybridge

    Depending which boat you’re looking at , we looked at a Broom 35 with aftermarket added fly bridge , twin screw a couple of years ago . the air draft I believe was about 11ft which meant very limited cruising unless the upper level is hinged in which case would be about 8ft8 meaning Ludham and the upper reaches of the Ant would be occasionally viable. With twin engines of that size she was obviously designed for estuary and coastal cruising so IMHO not really suited to The Broads , we have a twin engined boat and something to remember is servicing costs and maintenance etc are double that if a single screw , we had. I intention of buying twin engines it was sods law that the boat we fell in love with and wanted had them At the end of the day only you know what you really want in a boat and where you want to use her , if you want to go to sea then strike all small single engined off your list if you only wish to cruise inland waterways (The Broads) then would be prudent to strike high airdraft , large engined and petrol (can’t buy petrol afloat on the Broads) off. but its your money your choice
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    Which Boat Best For Me?.

    In which case I stand corrected , I thought Wayford was about 7ft clearance but am often wrong when relying on my memory
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    Which Boat Best For Me?.

    Agree totally with Cal , meets most of your wishes. Most of the year with pass under Wroxham Bridge (top down) and Ludham (top up or down) Sadly Potter Bridge not but then very very few do neither will Wayford be possible . often see them being helmed single handedly and all round vision from the centre position is excellent .
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    Why Is It?

    Simples , no radiator
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    Wintertime Cooking

    Pond Soup 6 packs of watercress 1 large pack spinach 2 large onions 1 pint chicken stock 1 block of butter loads of freshly ground black pepper Sour cream or crème fresh melt butter in a large pan , add chopped watercress and diced onions fry until onions transparent and watercress is limp , add black pepper , add cup of stock and simmer for 20 mins over low heat , then add remaining stock bring to the boil and simmer for a further 10 mins , reduce heat and stir in the spinach , turn off the heat , cover and allow the spinach to wilt in the residual heat for five mins , then my trusty hand blender comes into use again until the desired smoothness is achieved , stir in a swirl of sour cream when serving
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    Wintertime Cooking

    Curried Butternut Squash soup you need 1 small butternut squash (or pumpkin) 1 Large onion (or two small) 2 cloves of garlic 3/4 pint of stock (I use chicken but veggies can use vegetable stock) 2 tablespoons of curry powder (madras) 1 small tin of coconut milk 2 teaspoons of palm sugar (if not available can use honey) 1 optional birds eye chilli Method fry off sliced onions , crushed garlic and curry powder in olive oil until the onions are transparent and soft , add cubed (c.1cm) squash fry for a further three minutes whilst stirring continuously then add the stock and bring to the boil (if wished add the finely chopped chilli at this stage) reduce to a simmer for approx 30 mins until the squash is soft , stir in the palm sugar and coconut milk and simmer for a further 5 mins. next i use a hand held blender and “blitz” until smooth , add seasoning to taste ,hey ho job done . if you wish a richer soup instead of olive oil you can use half a pack of butter and fry on a lower heat for longer .
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    Wintertime Cooking

    Steering a course back on track , an easy filling and hearty winter meal is homemade curried butternut squash soup , or if your pockets can take it homemade spinach and watercress soup ( affectionately called pond soup by my children) , both only take a hour to prepare and cook from scratch .
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    It Is With Regret That I Have To Inform You Of Tan's Passing

    Our thoughts are with you and your family, Simon and Kate
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    Hello

    Welcome to our friendly corner of insanity
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    Wintertime Cooking

    Ahhhhh , the Vesta Curry brings back memories of using the single gas ring in the boot room at boarding school, feeling like you were preparing a cordon bleu banquet , the smell would last for days and cling to everyone’s clothing in the vicinity , the resulting “meal?” would have a taste and consistency resembling semolina flavoured with undercooked out of date curry powder but we felt like a king , much better than the minions who only managed a mere Tomato soup or baked beans (sans toast)
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    Houseboat Sinks.

    Any person or persons who choose(s) to follow the “live aboard” way of living will have my support that is provided they adhere to the rules and bylaws like anyone else . Sadly a small minority choose to ignore these regulations and human nature being what it is this causes many to tar all live aboard and permanent cruisers with the same brush . Whilst no-one deserves to lose their home in such a fashion and for this I feel sympathy for them , however ,I like many , will not miss the eyesore their homes had become not the detris they had allowed to build up around them
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    Hoseasons Brochure Is No More

    Whilst I see the reasoning behind this move , there are still thousands of people including my own mother who chooses not to enter the digital world and does not have the internet and has only the most basic of mobile phone .
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    Jabsco Hand Pump Toilet

    Mine empties at a mearest touch
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    Enough Is Enough Already!

    I had one of the first ever recycled , green cars . It was the Ford Pubic , I believe it was assembled from a few old Corsairs.
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    Feeding Swans

    I have always found bread sauce is excellent with goose
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