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  1. 1 hour ago, PaulM said:

    As I’m new to the broads in any depth (no pun intended) I’ve been amazed to learn how comprehensively unloved the BA are.

    Is there one particular “man in charge” who is responsible for every decision? Or is it a committee that by vote come to the wrong decision? 

    Are they out of touch with the real needs? or just misguided in the execution of what had the potential to be the right thing to do?


    Fairly new here myself but from what I`ve gleamed





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  2. 10 hours ago, ModeratorTeam said:

    A number of posts have been hidden whilst they are discussed by the team.

    Please remember this is a family friendly forum.

    discussion is welcome, insults or aggressive posts are not.

    Having seen the posts last night before they were hidden might a solution be to leave the post as it is but remove the attached quote? I believe it was along the lines of lowering ones self to their standard.

  3. 7 minutes ago, MauriceMynah said:

    I've just had a game against the computer. at one stage I had ALL his men in my home board. It didn't stop him accepting the double nor did it save him from being backgammoned.  Probably not the best of players!


    Thanks for that MM, nothing to do with moving the men/pieces in open play then as I feared might be the case. Sometimes I can be a little reckless here and receive the odd funny look.

  4. 6 hours ago, BryanW said:

    On Swan Roamer (identical to Rapture except the stern) we also employ 'pump-out delaying techniques' as per Griff's quote in the past.  When starting on a Saturday we have a pump out on Wednesday and if starting on Tuesday we make it Sunday.  These toilets do use a lot of water and it would be very useful to know how many flushes you have then you could count or if you knew the holding tank capacity you good make an estimate of the number.  On Roamer in addition to the big red lamp there is a much smaller light in the push button panel which we have never seen change from green, it may also be an indicator that might change to amber and then red, I don't know.


    Green light in push button panel may just be indicating that there is power to it. Sort of Green to go light.

  5. 20 minutes ago, marshman said:

    What you do NOT have to offer them however, is vastly extortionate severance payments and pensions that the average person can only dream of!! I know of a number of ex public sector employees who quite literally cannot spend their pensions. No wonder many are now retiring early whereas the vast majority of the employees outside of the public sector are actually having to look to work longer! A bizarre waste of public sector resources!!

    Is it not all part of the package. 

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  6. 11 minutes ago, MauriceMynah said:

    I still believe(in spite of Martins best efforts to convince me otherwise) that to get good people into the top management positions of the public sector, competitive rates of pay have to be offered,  why else would people apply to get such a position if they could earn more in the private sector.

    Agree with that, pay peanuts and get .............. comes to mind.

  7. 1 hour ago, colino said:

    Report interesting read.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                



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  8. 57 minutes ago, JanetAnne said:

    Most calorifiers come with an adjustable tmv as standard these days, they certainly help your hot water last longer. May well be worth considering and they are flow dependant rather than pressure regulated.

    Forgot that! 

  9. You could fit a thermostatic bar shower which blends the hot & cold in a valve or take a look at a TMV (Thermostatic mixing valve) which does the same thing and is adjustable as fitted in care homes, apartments and I believe new build houses and keep the shower as is.

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