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  1. I'm a strong advocate of more dredging but I also think a barrier in Great Yarmouth is needed. When heavy rain is forecast the barrier could be closed at low water. It would then hold back the incoming tide leaving space on the upstream side for the rain water to run off into the Lower Bure. As the tide starts to drop, open the barrier and let the Lower Bure drain out. What we are seeing more and more in recent times is fluvial flooding, rather than tidal flooding. The Thames barrier is raised far more often at low tide to prevent fluvial flooding than it is at high water to prevent tidal flooding. Such a barrier could also be raised to prevent salt surges.
  2. I've searched high and low and I cannot finds the option to request a better standard of joke!
  3. Oh no, just had a lot of Jayfire's jokes turn up in my inbox, Can we turn of email notifications again!!!
  4. I think the BSS more covers the installation rather than the actual item, however if the heater is not CE marked then I wonder how the insurance would view things if it caught fire? It is noticeable that the Chinese heaters available in this country via authorised UK based dealers and service agents are much more expensive than those purchased direct from China? Off course most of the UK dealers substitute all the poor quality installation parts with CE marked superior components, bumping up the overall price. It's also worth noting that you will not find them installed in any new craft as the lack of proper CE marking affects the RCD certification for new craft. Far too many cheap Chinese electrical items such as LED bulbs and chargers have a habit of catching fire. They are cheep for a reason, poor quality components. Not sure I'd trust one on my boat yet, and if I did I'd probably buy via a UK dealer with public liability insurance in case it all goes wrong. I'd be particularly weary of fitting any kind of remote start up timer, WiFi or data connection which could enable the heater to come on unattended. Finally be aware that a number of these heaters have fake CE markings, the CE standing for China Export, rather than the more usual EU CE marking.
  5. Is anybody else having problems with email notifications? Just realised I haven't had an email from the NBN since the 4th December.
  6. Horlicks Farms Cheddar is only available in food service and normally sold in 5Kg blocks and not available in consumer supermarket packaging. Your best bet is looking for local deli's who buy it by the block and sell it by weight, or if your particularly keen on it, buy a 5Kg block This Roy's have it in stock!! http://www.royevansandsons.co.uk/index.php?page_id=146&cat=cheeses/block-cheese&product_id=462
  7. Hopefully, it still hasn't arrived yet. Although two other parts ordered from eBay the same day, and coming from Mid Lothian have just arrived with the friendly post lady. Don't know what journey it took, but still good service and they were a good price to.
  8. You sure? It's a round trip for me of about 200 miles. At a sensible speed my car would do 34 mpg. So about 6 gallons or give or take £36 in petrol. The place I purchased the parts from only open Mon - Fri and I don't intend any mid week trips to Norfolk before doing the engine service. The P+P cost me £5.50. I could off course driven to Maldon, if Marinestore had all the parts, which they don't, or TCS Chandlery in Grays, if they had all the parts which they don't or driven to a combination of places!!! However I wasn't expecting DHL to complete such a mammoth journey.
  9. Given that it could very easily have gone from Cambridge to Stansted by road in about 40 mins, I'm assuming it has been flown from Cambridge to East Midlands, then onto Heathrow and finally back to Stansted! Why it went from Beccles to Cambridge rather than direct to Stansted is still a mystery.
  10. With thoughts turning towards the end of season and the upcoming end of season service, I decided to purchase some spares online from a popular chandlery in Beccles. Not being in a rush I opted for the normal 2 day delivery, rather than the next day slightly more expensive option. The parts are due with me today in South Essex and I logged onto the DHL tracking website to see if they were out for delivery yet. Imagine my surprise when I found out that my spare parts have probably done more miles this year than the boat!!!!! Absolute madness!!! Tuesday, October 01, 2019LocationTimePiece 11 With delivery courier STANSTED - UK09:07 1 Piece 10 Arrived at Delivery Facility in STANSTED - UKSTANSTED - UK05:09 1 Piece 9 Departed Facility in LONDON-HEATHROW - UKLONDON-HEATHROW - UK03:39 1 Piece 8 Processed at LONDON-HEATHROW - UKLONDON-HEATHROW - UK02:22 1 Piece 7 Arrived at Sort Facility LONDON-HEATHROW - UKLONDON-HEATHROW - UK02:04 1 Piece Monday, September 30, 2019LocationTimePiece 6 Departed Facility in EAST MIDLANDS - UKEAST MIDLANDS - UK23:57 1 Piece 5 Processed at EAST MIDLANDS - UKEAST MIDLANDS - UK23:15 1 Piece 4 Arrived at Sort Facility EAST MIDLANDS - UKEAST MIDLANDS - UK22:30 1 Piece 3 Departed Facility in CAMBRIDGE - UKCAMBRIDGE - UK20:34 1 Piece 2 Processed at CAMBRIDGE - UKCAMBRIDGE - UK20:24 1 Piece 1 Shipment picked up CAMBRIDGE - UK10:04
  11. I cannot remember the prices for moorings at Barnes, but they are displayed on the side of the green diesel tank on the quayside and are size dependant. I seem to remember that a 35ft mooring was £15. I have also seen private boats moored there. With regards to Herbert Woods I don't think any of their mooring is subject to DP16 so the increase in mooring fee to £20 per night is as a result of something else. The fact that they have sold off a lot of mooring plots in recent years and continue to do so must be compressing the space in which they can moor their own and visiting hire craft, thus leading to less visitor space generally. There is enough free space available on the riverbank and the quiet moorings that I really cannot see anyone wanting to pay £20 to moor in the basin overnight. Interestingly, the last time I was at Potter the 9th or 10th September there was a HW hire boat on the demasting mooring. By the time I went to leave Potter it had a BA contravention notice slapped on it's windscreen. From a distance it didn't appear to have the things you would normally have associated with hirers being on board, so I'm not sure who had moored it there. HW or a hirer. It did raise a question in my mind though. If a boat gets a contravention notice for mooring on a demasting mooring, or overstaying a 24hr mooring who gets penalised? Wouldn't be fair for the hire yard unless they were responsible, but would the BA really contact the hire yard to get the hirers details and then pursue the hirer? Probably the worst that happens is the aggravation of trying to peel the notice back off the boat!
  12. I'm fairly certain the moorings at Barnes are not free! As a part of planning conditions they had to provide a number of "visitor", not free moorings. After the planning condition was readdressed they are no longer in a fixed position but can be allocated at will by Barnes but there should be up to six visitor moorings available, but I'm 99.9% sure that are not, and never were free moorings. There are a few visitor moorings that have to be made available as a result of various planning applications around the network and after pressure by I think one of the members here, they are now listed on the BA website alongside the BA provided moorings, but that does not mean they are free. The idea was to ensure that over a period of time they do not get forgotten about. From memory there are two at the Richardsons moorings in Horning, the bit that was used by Freedom boats. Again as far as I'm aware they are visitor, but not free moorings. Edited to add: If you look at the BA list of moorings, where it has DP16 alongside the mooring, it has been provided as a part of a planning condition and charges may apply to moor there.
  13. Actually it's tumbleweed! As in a tumbleweed moment. Do I need to explain more?
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