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    Boats, guess that's a given one on here. I also like my classic cars.

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  1. Thankfully high air draft boats are to get a discount on their river toll due to restricted access to the river network. Im just holding my breath now till the refund comes through.
  2. Steve, how did you find the price of the diesel?
  3. Simon

    Mooring Advice

    We moved from Burton Waters to Brooms about a year and a half ago, S34 airdraft and limited time meant we got tied of the run to the White Horse. Brooms definitely aint no BW but it does have its charm, its about the same price as BW. Plenty of river bank and pub moorings with an hour or two. Also they are floating pontoons which when living a good distance away, Grantham in ourcase gives greater peace of mind. For us A47 / A17 Brundall is an easy drive, bit further for you but we usually do it in 2hours. Friday night drive down after work and a steak pie in the Yare is great, time warp pub but very popular.
  4. Its good to hear of southern broads investment, I just hope we dont loose visitor moorings to make way for a hire boat fleet, really enjoy visiting WRC.
  5. Hi Michelle For us owning gives us the ability to spend time on board when we want, if its raining all weekend we can stay at home and not feel we have to go to the boat. However as im sure you will be aware this comes at a price, how much of a price does depend to some degree on the size and type of boat and your ability to carry out maintenance. One major thing that is perhaps overlooked is worrying about your boat, bad weather, high / low spring tides ect. when your sat at home miles away.
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    Same here, tip in cash, Gets my back up when a tip is automaticly added aka a "service charge" . I wonder were that goes.
  7. I do enjoy your write ups Jayfire, and your photos really seem to capture the magic of the broads.
  8. I Moor in Brooms, not the prettiest marina but does have floating pontoons which does make life easier, Cost wise i thought was inline with the others we looked at
  9. Are you the type to jump on board and get cruising or do you like to stay in the marina, What about getting to the marina by car, distance to travel is it a factor for you.
  10. Hi Norfolk Spirit and thanks again for taking my rope at Oulton Broad last Saturday. You left shortly after i arrived but i wanted to say how stunning your 37 looked.
  11. I thought that was an a boat / ship tracking app, AIS i guess, but im not 100% sure.
  12. I seem to recall thefts recently around Beccles, where those Charming upstanding members of the community caught? are these Oulton thefts being carried out by the same people? What can we do to help, stop this sort of thing happening? Neighbourhood boat watch for marinas and moorings perhaps, could this be something NBN get off the grouund, a suspicious activity reporting system, members feeding in to the group (the reported info hidden from all non admin team) with a single point of contact who liases with the local police.
  13. Not long to go now, never been to one of these gatherings before, looking forward to it. The list looks a bit short though.
  14. Using the chain ferry as an example I think the way some people comented was disgusting, totally un called for. I feel for all parties involved, an all round crappy day that even without social media comments will linger in their memories for some time. Facebook or the forum, id choose the forum anyday, yes it still gets heated at times, we are passionate at times on certain subjects but i think in general comments are respectful. Personally i would not post on any forum or facebook post what i would not say directly to someones face. And that has nothing to do with having my nose broken twice ?
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