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    Windboat Tradewind

    Concrete boats are fine.... so long as you don’t hit another one is what an old broadsman told me once. He also went on to say that they were repairable easy and quick following a mishap ‘Magic’ had at the haven bridge. Half a day for a lad from the original builder. I think the windboats seacrete hulls were exceptionally good, I notice the aft cockpit one that was sunk in the old porter n Hayley marina has gone now, sure won’t have come to harm underwater. I think some of the diy ones probably gave the certified builds a bad reputation, I suspect the one that beached at happisburgh and broke up would have remained in one piece if a ton or ten of jara groyne hadn’t stood in its gunnels way. Ferro can be both cheap and long lasting, worth a punt for sure.
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    Boat Names

    Haven’t seen MB but did know of Spunky Coypu.
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    Boat Names

    Custom Maid.... she looked to be bespoke and built to the owners requirements or maybe by the owner even. Also Why Worry, Surprise are two that made me smile. And Nudge Wink up at Martham... an arcade owner or gambler maybe?
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    Wroxham Angling

    Jeff, is Baggit with Maggit still alive and wriggling in Wroxham? Must be a collectors item, a real vending time machine, is it the reel thing?
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    Coffee Anyone?

    I’ll sleep on this one after a nightcap, a nice mug of LAVAZZzzzzz..... aah.
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    Wroxham Angling

    I’ll stick my head above the quay heading and suggest the bottoms dropped out of the keepnet for tackle shops maybe, it’s all on line these days. And what impact is fewer moorings having, less spots to fish I expect. And what with more holding tanks and crayfish.... We’reel doomed?
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    Harvey Eastwood 37

    I wonder how a Glaswegian student live aboard compares to the liverbords that used to pitch behind the waterfront in Norwich, I was told that an ex hire cruiser worked out less than three years rent back in the late eighties early nineties, must have been old woodies past their best but what a wonderful student digs to remember for those bold enough to take the plunge.
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    Bacton To Walcott "sandscaping"

    I wonder if this will cause problems further down the coast, say Ostend or Haisbro. Sinsealy hope knot. Looking at Hemsby, Hopton, Covehithe to Easton Bavents etc something in common seems to be sea defence improvements North. For shore Barton should reap the economic benefits of a nice shiny new beach! Fingers crossed.
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    Marina Quays

    Now before anyone takes this the wrong way I am 100% in support. The best thing supporters can do is write direct to the planners in support of the application submitted individually. Orchestrated grouped responses should be ignored e.g. a petition with a list of names, signatures etc. under a single statement should at best count as one objection. At worst a rejected planning decision citing it should be appealed against. It is not for an individual to brainwash a bunch of people who won’t comment themselves. Now in my personal experience which is a few years back now in GY the councillors are switched on to this sort of risk and do the right thing. And it’s good luck!
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    Ropes Like Ours

    Old main sheet was good enough for me, really old main sheet left on the moorings for bed time, the best bent on the blocks, time to part with some kite when it goes stiff or won’t run free or both. Old climbing ropes for springs!
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    It’s an omen. Had a pair pecking about a chimney, luckily many years redundant. If they nest they can be a fire hazard. Keep seeing them and they make me nervous, darent spark up a conversation.
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    Eel In Thruster

    Eels like electricity, the thruster was probably too powerful to resist, looks terminal!
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    Enough Is Enough Already!

    Everywhere seems to have sold out of charcoal, any store I looked in had Christmas decs instead last Sunday, I didn’t buy any but would have done, luckily still had a enough for Sunday. Needles to say I didn’t buy any decs for the tree.
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    Real Boats!!

    I think c.ricko is correct on the pic from the lion being ladybird in hire guise, the length of the foredeck doesn’t marry with any of the rest of the hire fleet and it is fact that she went from racer to hire fleet before being racerructed, what is notable is the way in which hw converted her that looks so in keeping with the fleet to the point, no pun intended, that we are debating whether it is the good lady herself. I’m sure a former owner of the Smuggler told me that Ladybird was punted as the yacht for the racing minded hirer, again no pun...
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    Barnes Deal

    For all the hype of best summer since 76 in truth August and early September were relatively disappointing. On the presumption that a lot of hirers book at shorter notice these days, well compared to 40 years ago, I’m not surprised deals are being paraded when the weather went south. For shore you could sit back and ponder but if you want to holIday at a specific future date then the premium is worth paying. To boat or not to boat... that could be the answer.

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