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  1. Wow, what a results! Doesn’t seem a clear cut fast boats go this way, slow thattawy, skill in making the call at Thurne mouth maybe... was the tide slightly late and did this throw the calls out for those whose mind was made up before the start?
  2. Wow Rater in sight near the end, seconds to go!
  3. Looks like the Broads have had a lucky escape, welcome back JK, a very nice man, no a very very nice man; looking forward to the next round of chess!
  4. The HW cam is oarsome. The live streaming (or rivering) makes it almost feel like you can sense the effort required to paddle through. Think I saw the Glory spin through but moving that quick I couldn’t read the transom!
  5. One three letter word starts in t and ends in x!
  6. I suppose if the ponds feeding the canal is no longer an option, what with 2000 homes planned for the west side of Walsham, a new lake to handle surface water drainage somewhere in the vicinity of little London could feed the locks maybe. What a dream it would be for pleasure wherries to operate again, but at least potential reality to open up as far as East Ruston Staithe for broads boats. I guess there could be legal stuff to sort out but 8 miles of canoe trail in itself could paddle the way for regeneration. The model yachting looks fun and I think the pleasure trip boat is doing well. Look forward to seeing the continued progress, at this rate it’ll be fully navigable by the 200th anniversary!
  7. If it’s any consolation a chav chuffed the rear end of my brothers Zafira a few weeks back. My brother having been in the motor trade most of his working life said look the cars only worth a few hundred quid, bung me half a g and it’ll save the paperwork. The twonk pipes up and says why ain’t you insured etc. Didn’t get the rest of the story except bro sticks car under the mechs nose when he gets to work, mech says it’s a write off, bro does research on the chav via fb, reports to insurers who come back and say the lad isn’t insured, bro says he’s shocked as uninsured chav had kids in child seats in the car however having already checked DVlA’s site found car was not taxed so suspected as much. Insurance let bro buy it back for a song as a class s or something don’t fully understand but cheap motoring for another year is the silver lining, doubt the insurers will get any money from chav and we wonder why premiums keep rising?
  8. My next boat will be prefixed Mistress to denote ‘the other woman’... Mistress Loyal of course.
  9. There’s a districnt lack of care here. The council would be quick to dive in where any individual breached a bylaw but in my eyes interfering with wildlife at any time let alone nesting season seems to be a breach of civic duty. I feel like I’ve contributed indirectly so am looking forward to wannabe candidates turning up on my doorstep to tell me why I should vote for them in the local elections and indeed what they think of this personally. Extremely disappointing behaviour. Naughty NNDC.
  10. Spot on Chris, I wonder if some will be viable in not too many years, where opportunities exist to share now is the time to do it, appreciate rag&stick and petrol heads do just that at Oulton already and could see Hickling Sailing and Windsurfing clubs joining up perhaps. Of course a clubhouse and premises isn’t always necessary, nor indeed your own boat even. Think outside the boat!
  11. Fender free, deck tools stowed down below, arms waving, life ring top dead centre, just as a brochure shot should be, no need for photoshop! Only thing I’d add is a bigger pennant.
  12. Hi Apollo, yes I’m in the middle, Captain has solved the exact class for me thanks, definitely a light I recall the streams were for Southgates base at Horning. Either 1971 or 72. With Vaughan’s info to boat as well there’s not much more I can add except to wish you Bon voyage!
  13. Apollo update. From an initial plough of the understairs cupboard this could be it or a sister ship. It was my brother after all and my dad wasn’t helming for this photo. Registration number F2 somthing... the flagstaff looks to be in the same place! If this isn’t your baby it’s a sibling for shore! This is at Broadshaven for deafinite!
  14. I have a picture or slide with me sat on the bow of that exact design plus brother or sister with my dad on the helm of that model on “broads trials” in the early 70s. My father was a Woods apprentice in the 50s and my grandfather also a Herbert Woods apprentice in the 20s, heading up until his retirement in around 76 77. I’ll look it out and see if there is a reg number. Welcome to the forum Apollo.
  15. Ok Gregg, how about a little prison ship, it would take the pressure of the cells in Bethal Street maybe and shorten the journey when the bars spill out on what was once labelled the most dangerous street in a Britain, aka Prince of Wales Rhode, and ruffians are plucked out of the war zone. A night afloat with a few rats to boot might sober them up by the morning?
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