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Cockatoo last won the day on December 27 2018

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  1. We can't guarantee getting Cockatoo through Yarmouth that weekend but Debs and I will definitely be there Saturday by car :) Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  2. Is that how we get you to buy a pint? Shurrup @Jayfire See you in the Yare next time you are up :)
  3. You can make a small fortune owning pubs. You justr need to start with a large one!
  4. And also wear out faster as there is nothing to lubricate where the air is. Here is what John McK has to say about it
  5. @OldBerkshireBoy does it make more noise than this? If it does then there maybe something wrong with the pump. The pump was running at 1.8hz when I recorded this Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. Really pleased you had a great first week Warren :) Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  7. How high will it get? Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  8. This has got to be gone this weekend. I will take the best offer made by midnight Saturday. You can offer for the hull only, hull plus rigging or complete with engine. Alternatively I would be willing to donate the hull and rigging to a scout troop, school or similar but she must be collected this weekend. Steve Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  9. Another onlooker, a 50-year-old housewife who did not want to be named, said: "It was chaos. The road was really blocked. I thought it was something major." No wonder she didn't want to be named. I wonder what she does consider "something major" Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  10. Another vote for Brian Wards here. Always helpful and, indeed, gave me some tech advice on my Victron Centaur charger and I don't know where that was bought, it was on Cockatoo when I got her. You need to be careful with Amazon and Ebay though, we tend to assume they will be cheaper and they aren't always. Can you imagine an Ebay dealer advising about a product that may have been bought from a competitor?
  11. The problem with postcodes Clive is that in rural areas they can cover a huge area. This shows the postcode EN9 2DH.(I think there are two exceptions). Getting an ambulance to my workshop by postcode would have been a right mission. https://goo.gl/maps/CcE925LEx6DpaJR7A This is the W3W location https://w3w.co/along.grants.voters
  12. Those sets of words are for adjacent squares. That will be down to GPS accuracy :) (oops see this had been answered.
  13. Clive the issue is that not many people have access to Memory Map or other similar apps that cost money. The free mapping apps make it hard to get lat/long or an OS grid reference. Postcodes, especially in rural areas can cover a huge area. W3W addresses cover a 3m square. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  14. Not only different berths, if the boat is over 3m long the bow and stern will have different w3w addresses. I completely agree with everyone that open source would be better but we still use GPS* and that isn't open source, Uncle Sam can turn that off whenever he wants! We also rely a lot on postcodes that are neither open source nor accurate. DCS has also been mentioned but how many Broads boaters have a DCS equipped radio compared to how many have a mobile phone. Also getting lat/long from a phone based mapping app can be a right faff. @Jayfire interesting that you guys carry maps as well, do you (or anyone else) know if ambulances do? Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  15. Looking at the videos on YouTube de-coking is quite an easy job for any handy d.i.y.er. You can set the tolerance yourself. Mine is set to 1.5°C. You can also adjust the pump/fan speed settings to avoid running too rich (anyone got a boiler exhaust gas analyser?) which should stop the coking up. They are cheap enough to keep a spare unit in the locker anyway so if something does go wrong I'll have a replacement running in 30 minutes so I won't freeze :) As you can see from the picture I've still got to make the loom a little bit shorter to tidy up but I am thinking of making a new loom out of proper wire, not the Chinese stuf. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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