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  1. I assumed they would, given the way we generate them. I was just curious!
  2. Does it block the banner adverts in the sidebar for you?
  3. I think it makes the most sense to have it in Norfolk. Anyone that has a share in any of the boats can clearly get to Norfolk, and furthermore there's the possibility to visit the boat on the Saturday turnaround and discuss the agenda items and perhaps remember some other things that need discussing as the AGM cycle for proposing upgrades / maintenance etc is perhaps not ideal.
  4. NBD, Ferry Marina and WRC all use those 'hydroflow' hulls for some of their fleet, having all been owned by the Funnell organisation at various points in time. But yeah, with those channels in the hull you effectively have a massive spray rail and so you get wavelap which of course will be more of an issue than with a Pearl 38, for instance, which has a more conventional low-wash hull with spray rails, which in turn will be noisier than something like a Bounty 40 which doesn't have them.
  5. Not my words, but generally it is considered wise to let a turbocharged engine cool down after 'spirited' use. We were also told to do this by a Vauxhall main dealer for a certain small two-seater that they sold in the mid-noughties. But yeah, on the Broads you're unlikely to be switching off shortly after a fast run (ie Breydon) and will have likely had plenty of time for the turbo to cool down.
  6. Yeah, indeed. Warm air heating is great for Broads boats as it helps dry the air out, hence why you see it so prominently on hirefleets. It also suits the interior of our widebeam boats better as on a tidal system with large lakes we can't have hulls with flat bottoms and flat sides otherwise the boats would be impossible to handle - And that leaves us with less long flat surfaces on the inside of the hull on which to mount radiators.
  7. Yeah, indeed. Warm air heating is great for Broads boats as it helps dry the air out, hence why you see it so prominently on hirefleets. It also suits the interior of our widebeam boats better as on a tidal system with large lakes we can't have hulls with flat bottoms and flat sides otherwise the boats would be impossible to handle.
  8. Steve's fairly new to the syndicate so I might be able to help with this one.. Since Thunder has left Brooms and moved to Richardson's, the running costs have gone down and as such the payments have not really increased and there has been more money in the pot to continue improving the boat. Any boat will be a bit cold in winter, though Thunder has had new 5KW diesel-fired central heating installed in the last few years. In the forward cabin particularly (very near where the heater is situated) that gets things nice and toasty. The main thing on any boat is to make sure some of the hopper type windows are open (as mad as that seems) and have the heating running. This allows the moisture to escape and the boat to still stay reasonably warm.
  9. So if your pub doesn't make it into CAMRA's guide, what to do? https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/eaton-cottage-norwich-landlord-good-beer-guide-2020-1-6267065?fbclid=IwAR03ooOAWoM-iNXf-1xu4yz5CDk4aCcIFaV5Fa0yiuScF0J_C23Bek5GFBo Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  10. There is less visibility with the roof closed, but the design of the helm moulding means that it's easy to slide the left-hand roof open and steer with your head out of the roof. We often use the boat like this (and leave the upper screen and seat down) as it gives you more shelter if the weather is a bit poor and also allows good visibility under bridges. I'd agree, though, the Diamond 43 is a great boat.
  11. Can I suggest that we stick to the brand guidelines in order to keep things consistent. @Timbo
  12. It's funny you should say that... My mates thought that a great idea too. Let's just say that taking off and landing from a boat that's constantly moving is a complete nightmare - even when you're trying to keep the boat completely stationary - as a drone holds its geographic position perfectly thanks to GPS and various other sensors.
  13. Yeah, there is a brand guide which I think Tim will be able to share.
  14. There are static cling versions of the window stickers available - They are designed to be used on hireboats as you can remove them after.
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