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About WherryNice

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    Boats, cars, motorcycles, engineeringy type stuff of most kinds really.....and a whole load of other stuff too..

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  1. Pleeeeease Don't put her on the market.......................... .....................I might have to buy her!
  2. thanks for the replies, nice to know they were once 'a thing' so I will keep hold of it as a piece of history I think. There was a travel iron with it as well but that seemed like a much newer item so I skipped it.
  3. When I bought my latest boat last year(a somewhat dilapidated Hampton Safari before anyone thinks I'm being flash) I found this hair dryer in a cupboard. Anyone remember them? Were they used much? Did they actually work at all? Or is this the only one? Answers on a(metaphorical) postcard.....
  4. I have a SmartStat at home which allows me to do just that and I love it!
  5. Hi Griff, how are you finding the Planar system? Any good? As and when I get that far along with my boat I will likely go for a Planar set up I think..
  6. I have seen some stern on moorings that charge out at the max length that will fit(42 feet I seem to recall)regardless of how long your boat is. And indeed many places charge a minimum length(typically 20 feet), even for side on mooring. I know what Chameleon is saying but it could be worse if they all went down the 'miniumum length' route and your boat is shorter than it.
  7. Thanks for the input folks, I think I might have a bigger automatic one in case of a large leak but also have the smaller one manually controlled to allow a nice dry bilge. Or something like that anyway, food for thought!
  8. Evening all, I would like to pick the collective forum brain for advice on what flow rate bilge pump would be advisable to use on a Hampton Safari please? The old one was kaput and I binned it without first looking to see what it was rated for(the boat is not in the water!), I already have a float switch so I am not bothered about getting a pump with one built in. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Whale-12v-Supersub-500gph-Non-Automatic-Low-Profile-Bilge-Pump-SS5012/312095352563 My last boat(21 foot cruiser, very shallow bilge) had one of the above and I liked the way it pumped the bilge pretty much dry but I was wondering if the flow rate is up to the job for the larger Safari. I have googled this but most advice is for sea-going stuff and seems a tad overkill on the Broads. Any input gratfully recieved, ta.
  9. It tends to be the sliding canopy models that are really prone to drafts but you can mitigate this by having covers made up to seal the gaps around the canopy which press stud on and can easily be removed to allow the roof to open. You do need to be careful not to eliminate any ventilation that is needed to support life however! Particularly important when you have gas appliances etc
  10. By handy coincidence... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Broads-cruiser-river-boat-28ft-Bounty-Buccaneer-GRP/293630006136?hash=item445db65378:g:2r4AAOSwwQ1e-H-6 I quite like the Bounty 28 but I have no actual basis for that opinion other than I think they look quite good...;)
  11. Yes that is how I understand it.
  12. Just had an email from DVSA, the 6 month MoT extensions will cease on the 1st of August.
  13. Not sure about the pub itself but..... I found this property on the Rightmove Android app and wanted you to see it: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-93864812.html. do these moorings belong to it?
  14. 'Yare Dawn' is currently For Sale..... https://www.boatshed.com/broom_30_skipper-boat-272167.html. ......different name now though.
  15. This thread should help a bit...
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