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    Mooring On Southern Rivers Needed

    Hi not the best but try loddon marina. They are cheap and cheerful and a very handy mooring for bus access to norwich or beccles. Koolwabbit
  2. Morning all, I fell in a couple of years back on my first solo voyage . Another story but I almost drown as I didn't know how to get out of the water. I was saved by a young kayak sailor who climbed onto my boat and retrieved a mooring line , tied a loop in the end and told me to use as a step. EASY AS PIE !! Koolwabbit
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    Waste Facilities For Boaters.

    Loddon Staithe and Pyes Mill no more. Koolwabbit
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    Loddon Pubs

    Definitely Kings Head. £1 a pint off and free shot everytime England score. As for the Swan used once never again . Vodka orange cost me £1.50 for shot of orange. Koolwabbit
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    Fishing Season

    Hi been up loddon all day . Feeding the fish with bits of bread , should be a good season, but that's not what I want to talk about. Hire craft pulls in and a very snooty male gets out a rod and starts fishing. I politely said that he should be careful or he would be caught fishing out of season. He unpolitely said he was fly fishing and was allowed. I says never heard that one to which he replied he had phoned up to check and was told he could. Is this correct ? Nigel (roll on the 16th )
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    River Trip Along The River Ant 1940s

    Look at my thread new film channel.
  7. Just watched a movie on this channel that might be of interest. Only ten minutes long but called A River trip along the ant and about a couple on holiday on a cruiser reg number B 753 . The film was made in the fifty. Had a good shot of The Kings Head at Laconic. Nigel
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    Boating And Drinking

    I believe I have found the answer to my OP. Since I retired I have been out on my boat for a few days every week and forgot others are not so lucky. So getting out on the water is special and is used for recreation and relaxation. Both go well with a relaxing drink. Especially when on holiday. I don't drink but my partner and our five adult children do . Probably 100's on the broads don't either. Nigel
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    Boating And Drinking

    When I started this thread I wasn't saying anything about not having a tipple. What I was getting at was , as has been mentioned, it seems one feels that being on a boat means getting out glasses and pouring a drink whilst on the move or stationary. When I get in at home or on board , or even visiting , a cuppa is normally offered . There again I would never ever consider a drink whilst behind the wheel of my car so what is different about a boat ? Nigel
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    Boating And Drinking

    Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I did 10 years in the army and loved my booze but one night down the local, having a p**s and in walks the landlord. He says, "love you drinkers, buy a pint then chuck it away in here. Money in my pocket". Not touched a drop since, better things to do with my hard earned cash. Even been called unsociable in the pass. Nigel
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    Boating And Drinking

    After following this forum for a number of years one would believe , to be a boaty one must also like their booze. I am a total teetotaller but still let others drink if they want on my boat. What are others thoughts ? Nigel
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    Working Out Tolls

    I think you will find with B.A that they take the area for a vessel from a set database. I argued that my yacht was shorter than normal vivacity 6.5 but wouldn't accept it. Koolwabbit
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    Would rather a metal one as mast is heavy alloy 27ft but if others think a wooden one would be strong enough I shall look for a design . Thanks Nigel
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    Hi , I am looking for a mast tabernacle for Aquila. The width required is approx. 2.75 inches. Anybody got one stashed away or know where I could get one made up ? I am in Lowestoft but can travel. Oh, and also, I have found a great chandlers for old boat bits and pieces in Oulton Broad. Right Aladins cave. Roy Marshall by Lowestoft Marina. Thanks Nigel

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