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  1. Cal

    Hoseasons

    Is this not a problem with the yard the boat was from rather than Hoseasons?
  2. Cal

    Southern Broads Extremely Low :o

    Other navigation authorities manage to provide dredging programmes throughout their catalogue of waters. Why should the BA be any different?
  3. Cal

    Southern Broads Extremely Low :o

    We have moored at Marina Quays on one of the boats we hired Brink of Joy. Must have been 13 years ago. The boat broke down with catastrophic gearbox failure part way between Stracey Mill and Marina Quays. We had to get towed into Yarmouth and the boat that towed us got us there. The place was derelict of course but we were moored up and safe. The yard staff spent all day fixing the boat there and we spent the evening moored there. So we were there for a good few tides. Can't remember the boat bottoming out at all.
  4. Cal

    Low Tide

    Some years we are lucky and have two kegs
  5. Cal

    Low Tide

    Here we have our keg. Note the lack however of a skeg!
  6. Cal

    Low Tide

    Hopefully no damage sustained to any boats!!
  7. Cal

    Wintertime Cooking

    Loads of food storage in the fridge now. With the old fridge it was always a struggle and sometimes it was a choice between beer or food! It is the same at home. We only have a small fridge there and half of that is beer and tonic storage
  8. Cal

    Wintertime Cooking

    Yes. We will certainly find the freezer useful when we are out on holiday. We also like to stock up with vacuum packed meat when we find a decent butchers. It is a decent size as well. Can't believe how much beer we can fit in and still have loads of space for food. Luxury compared with the old fridge.
  9. We hired Viscount last year. Lovely boat and really gives a good idea of what can be achieved with these boats. Excellent refit which really makes her feel more modern than her age.
  10. Cal

    Wintertime Cooking

    The Engel it has replaced was quite efficient anyway but was noisy. But as you say it did struggle to keep cool on really hot days. The Waeco seems to have a lot more insulation so will hopefully be a bit better on that score. We were caught out by how much colder it gets as it froze the beer! It is on a much lower setting then the old fridge but still getting ice cold. Lord knows what the higher settings are for. We have it on setting two of five and the beers are ice cold.
  11. Cal

    Wintertime Cooking

    We have a working fridge as well now. All the mod cons onboard NC Four hours of swearing, fibre glass itch, more swearing, pushing and shoving, more swearing, scratching heads, more swearing, cutting more bits out of the boat and more swearing later we had the Waeco in place. Have to say the effort was worth it though as the new fridge is much better. It fits more beer in it for a start but it is also whisper quiet and uses bugger all power.
  12. Cal

    A Winters Tale

    We have moored at North Cove and not realised there is a pub or two within walking distance. Maybe one to try when we are down again next year.
  13. Cal

    Harvey Eastwood 37

    The only way to stop the mould growth is to provide lots of ventilation. Ventilation keeps the air moving which reduces condensation which in turn prevents the moisture build up that the mould needs to grow.
  14. Not exactly an ideal hire boat for the Broads!
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