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  1. Yes Dft, the river wensum adjacent to Thorpe road, type 37 Diesel engines registered to direct rail services... is this serious? Those of us who believe in being green are being fooled by the taxman!
  2. Nocando Cambridge cabby, too much carbon footprint from production of ferrocement! The only way forwards is to carry on with all of these construction methods and offset by taxation instead, this will truly solve the “problem”..knot!
  3. Strong and very long lasting... but (are we) really going soft?! Currently no means of recycling it... but possibility of using it to make concrete. Interesting, when I was a student some 30 years ago before the internet existed I was able to ascertain that the far east were recycling glass into road base as the market for glass bottled fluids was drying up (pun intended). We don't bury services in new roads retrospectively these days so the NDR could be a good pilot project. Can someone donate some Andrex to the research cause quick just in case they don't make it to the market in time! My neighbour can run it up there in his Scimitar. Sorry if I sound cynical but I can see a prospective tax regime getting laid up here. Some early grp boats are true classics, the Chris Craft Commander being one of my favourites on the fairytale side. And look how many dinky seamasters are still in existence on the broads, staple day boat fleet fodder.
  4. Any test pilots scheduled yet, be interesting to see how much fuel she would spirit away on a trip to bleydon and back! Any idea how many knots on full chat?
  5. Uh oh... PaulM.... you sound like my boss.. and his name is Paul... and his surname starts with... mmmm
  6. The first sentence of the advert doesn't accord with comments I've read! Not the renowned bit but the other 'r' word lol
  7. Just looked at the BA Members profiles, I trust Mike, Lana and Greg based on a mixture of personal knowledge and public profile to make the right decisions and therefore act in my interests. The rest well I just don’t know, their profiles seem bland not that this is a democratic consideration and given no need for votes they don’t need to try at all to win anyone’s confidence I suppose. Seems a tad stuffy in Yarr boathouses me thinks.
  8. Really interesting seeing the negative feedback on Norwich city councils diesel /petrol free Lord Mayors procession.... but its perfectly ok for 60s type 37 engines to spew pollution in Norwich station for the past year or more whilst unableio take forever to supply adequate rolling stock let alone new and hopefully cleaner rolling stock... perhaps ncc ought to set a date for a diesel free Norwich. They may have to move the train station to comply!
  9. If the water table wasn't so high there they could try out the expanded foam subsidence lifting system. I believe it was originally developed for jacking up sinking/twisting concrete runway slabs but I've seen evidence of it's use on traditionally built houses in Norfolk, albeit not in broadland probably for my opening gambit reasoning; it would need to be even all over & under given the service connection complications previously stated. There's at least one other broads edge building around on wooden piling which I'm aware of that has been highlighted as having a rotten issue to the owner that I'm aware of... caveat emptor!
  10. 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?
  11. Wow Rater in sight near the end, seconds to go!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. One three letter word starts in t and ends in x!
  15. 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!
  16. 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?
  17. My next boat will be prefixed Mistress to denote ‘the other woman’... Mistress Loyal of course.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. I thought the sea cadets were based on the SGB that sailed a year or two back? Thai on the river has gone east for shore...
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