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  1. My theory, coronavirus causes death. Not sure but i believe the cause of death is due to difficulty to breathe. Is it not possible that air polution is the real danger. Wuhan , London, New York, Italy, Spain are all high risk polution areas. where as Germany has a very low polution record. Maybe that is why we are being told to stay indoors. Maybe covid19 is as simple as flu but because it attacks the lungs and we are all affected by air polution the death rate is high. Just a thought, Nigel
  2. What can I do ? Found something I want (Boat item) on Gumtree. Won't be able to collect for maybe 12 weeks. Do I pay now or hope seller will reserve for said period ? Koolwabbit
  3. Oulton broad to beccles is the way. Bus to loddon every 30 min on a Sunday, X21 and X22 take 18 min. Believe you can get a bus + rail ticket. Better still travel to Norwich to loddon . Lot better than OB.
  4. You could give Pacific Cruisers a call .I believe their fleet all have replacement engines (japanese) so might have an idea of labour cost. Very friendly brothers. Worth a call. Nigel
  5. Simples .Length of rope , tie a loop on end then use as a step ladder. I learnt the hard way. Koolwabbit
  6. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boat-D-Fender-53MM-Base-in-Black-Rubbing-Strake-Bump-20-METRE-ROLL-/152345269828
  7. Hi I thought it was illegal to find drones over built up areas. Koolwabbit
  8. Thanks everyone for suggestions. Going to tape to boom. Koolwabbit
  9. Morning all, just going to launch my GP14 that I have just acquired. I will be buying a weekly toll as it will probably have to be pulled out again for repairs to leaks. The question is , Where do I put the ticket for the ranger to see, especially with this wet weather ? Thanks Koolwabbit
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Loddon Staithe and Pyes Mill no more. Koolwabbit
  13. 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
  14. 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 )
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Don't book too soon IMHO. Bargain rates for this April were really low . Koolwabbit
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