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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 ?


  3. 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

  4. 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 )

  5. 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. 


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  6. 21 hours ago, Ray said:

    I think the general perception is down to the fact that for most be8ng on a boat is our down time or indeed holiday, anyone that enjoys a tipple even in moderation generally takes a glass or two when relaxing and enjoying life.

    I very much enjoy a beer or two when onboard or in a broads pub, but never to excess (since my youth anyway).

    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. 


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  7. 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 ? 


  8. 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.


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  9. 19 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

    Nigel, easy enough to make a tabernacle out of timber.

    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

  10. 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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