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Katiew last won the day on April 14 2018

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  1. Well that sounded like an amazing plan- good boat, good pals and good pub with good beer and food- what's not to like
  2. Very many happy returns Robin! 40 is defo the new 20, but better! And if Indy wasn't the middle-aged crisis, then I'm really looking forward to what is next
  3. Eeek- that is not looking like the pic of a gentle cruise down the Ant I hope whatever it is, you get sorted soon and can get on your way.
  4. Fab tale, we do need more! And loving the last pic- can see us moored on the staithe! Malanka looked amazing out on the water, and what brill weather too
  5. Hmm. I’m thinking of changing my boats current ID marks to make them a tad larger- I’m worried with the guidance I may not comply. They are fine in terms of contrast colour (white marks on a navy background should suffice?), they are fine with placing on the stern and on each side near the bow, but perhaps they should be a bit bigger. I think 6 inch high marks would be better. Oh, and whilst I am at it I think I will put the chinese symbol for each letter and number instead of the current alpha numeric ones. Whhaaaaat??? They will be placed correctly and very conspicuous indeed- I doubt many would miss them..... Its a nonsense. Huge numbers of us have seen Broad Ambition either on photos or some luckily up close and “in the flesh”, exactly who’s first thought has been “oh but there isn’t an ID mark exactly there where it should be to comply with guidance”? No, the vast majority think what a lovely boat, how brilliant that she has been saved and restored for the future, and what a lot of time, skill, love and money has been put into it. Ultimately, it will be for Broad Ambition’s owners to consider what they want to do, and this may well be to comply with guidance. It may not. Quite simply it is wholly their call but I, for one, would wholly understand either decision. What I do not and will never understand is BA grubbing around and making an issue when there isn’t one- there are lots of far more important issues to address. If grub they must for reasons only known to themselves, then ECIPA is totally correct-there are ways and ways of doing things....
  6. This boils down to two points for me: 1) it is either a law, or guidance. One can be enforced, the other cannot. I feel sure I could write some very detailed guidance for how the BA should operate and things that’s they should do, and even get it published and circulated. With much regret, my chances of ever enforcing my guidance on BA in a court of law are nada.... 2) the point of the law is to ensure that vessels can be identified easily and accurately, which allows BA to do so for checking that they have paid tolls, allows other vessels to identify them in case of any issues/accidents etc. The point of the guidance appears to be similar, to aid easy and accurately identification from the rear and from either side. I suggest the current placing of Broad Ambition’s identification mark would allow easy and accurate identification from each side and the rear. If m’lud has no further questions, then I shall rest my case....
  7. Assume you are good for suggestions about where you should tell them to stuff said notice...?
  8. Pretty good from the s/steel bods and seems like a good contact to have in the contact book- who were they Griff?
  9. Sorry to disappoint Jay, but other people clearly have lovely dogs too. Am a sucker for a cute doggie pic! I know, I know- I should probably get off and find a whole different kind of forum really....
  10. Grendel, if you do upgrades and fix bits of issues in the course of lads week, I'm sure you don't need to hire from anywhere, there may be a queue of us offering our boats up for you - now, where did I put the to do list.....
  11. Another cutie- those eyes!
  12. Yes many congrats Carole, have a wonderful day!
  13. I really enjoyed the write up and the pics, and have to say the "mini beast" is just too cute
  14. The weather has been perfect Have seen the old NBN symbol here and there on boats out and about, and even spotted Malanka 'in the flesh' floating around Womack in the sun- stunning! Now I just need more of this weather next month too, I wonder where I can put the order in....
  15. My pring is now sparkling, my pringer spaniel walked and all is good with the world. Now, what to do with the sunny afternoon
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