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  1. Both times we've been we've stayed north. It made for a very relaxing holiday. Simply messing about in boats. Visiting a few of the nature trails, villages and pubs. But, it really depends on what you want from a holiday. If you want to spend more time on the move, then go south as well (tide time permitting - I've always found this table useful as you can put the dates of your holiday in http://www.norfolk-broads.org/tides/tide_report.asp ) You'll get a lot of great advice on where you can go and what you can see from everyone on here and then choose what suit you.
  2. Levels for Barton Broad and Ranworth Broad can be found here - but the Ranworth data look faulty at the moment. https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/6216 https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/6215 Not an exact science, but I recon 0.5m = approx 8'6" at Ludham, so it ties in with Mouldy's reported 7'6"
  3. When it rains and you put the heating/kettle on to keep warm, depending on the design of the boat you can get the inside windows misting up. Only some of the very latest hire boats have demisters like cars, so take something to de mist with you. If the screen is a long way forward from the steering position, then one of those log handled ones you can buy for cars is useful. The wind can also create small waves on the water. Some boat designs, particularly 'low wash hulls' experience a phenomena known as hull slap on the bow of the boat. If that's where you bed is, then it can result in a
  4. Got unusable view on web browser, but can view normally on the app Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. https://futurism.com/new-ship-rigid-solar-sails-harnesses-power-sun-wind-same-time
  6. In 2010 there was virtually no photovoltaic (Solar) generation in the UK, in 2017 there was over 13GW which is roughly 3 1/2 times the size of the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point which is taking years to build. They said it couldn't be connected, but it has been. In the 1950s & 60s electricity consumption was doubling every 10 years and the infrastructure was built to handle it. We then had many decades of slow growth, so those in the electricity sector (and I am one) got used to not building things quickly. If there is a market and the technology is there it can be done and it
  7. I think the game changer will be very rapid charging. Say full charge 5-10 mins. Then it's as today with diesel. Fill up/charge in a boatyard and then head to the peace and quiet of a wild mooring for the night.
  8. Your self driving car will drop you off and drive itself to a central recharging point
  9. I don't think the inland marine market is big enough to lead the transition to electric. Equally it will not big enough to sustain diesel propulsion once road transport has abandoned it. If some recharging infrastructure is not in place first then it will be an issue. Putting posts in for 'shore power' helps this. Whilst EVs are still in the minority, there is a very rapid move away from diesels to petrol on the road. Once this happens production if new diesel engines to marinise reduces. Once today's diesel cars are scrapped in say 10 years or so will oil companies still want to produce as mu
  10. Water can usually last a couple of days as long as you are sensible (Do you leave the tap running when you brush your teeth?!). I would always suggest if you are at a mooring with water then fill up. That means if on one day you are not, you needn't worry. As for the loo as has already been said 'if it's yellow...'. I've never had a midweek pump out yet.
  11. I recon 0.5m is approx 8'6" at Ludham https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/6215 so at 8'2" you should be OK at any state of the tide today.
  12. The post isn't buying or using the leccy you are. The regulations do provide for refunding leccy you can demonstrate you haven't used. But it's only a legal requirement if it's more than £5. Oh well. I'll just keep looking for the Leccy Fairy
  13. I agree someone is getting the full value, but not you. If you moved house, you would take a meter reading when you left, you wouldn't simply let the new tenant have electricity you had paid for! I think the regulations apply to what you are charged against what you use, not what is used by others. The values probably fall below de minimis levels anyway.
  14. And probably legally required to do so. There are regulations covering the maximum resale price of electricity. I don't know how much per using a card works out at, but it would be interesting to calculate what the rate is when only half the card is used. If this works out as greater than the MRP, then selling a card for a fixed amount knowing only half of it can be used and offering no refund may fall foul of the regulations. In the meantime, I'll be on the look out for the Leccy Fairy.
  15. When I was looking at all the data I could get for Ludham, I looked at the tide heights at Gorleston as well as the river height at Ranworth (the nearest point I could find to Ludham with data) and plotted 12 months on a graph. Whilst its doesn't follow exactly, there seems to be a trend of lowest river levels (= greatest bridge clearance) a couple of days after a neap tide and highest river levels (= lowest bridge clearance) a couple of days after a spring tide. My theory is that the lower neap high tides allow more water to flow out from the river system between high tide and low tide than
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