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  1. Right next to the Bear & Bells I think there is an Italian Restaurant or you could could see if the swan house Restaurant is open both use to be a bit more up market. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  2. Closest pub would be the Royal Oak just behind the Bear and Bells with another pub in between. Sorry can’t remember it’s name. The white Lion is at least 5 miles away & I would think very difficult to get a taxi back to the yacht station, unless pre booked from Beccles. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  3. You must have met some of the 2% Tolled, I have British Canoe membership, because I use a paddle board and a Kayak. I would have to say the vast majority don’t though. I wonder how many could produce a membership card this year as BCU didn’t issue any this year. Only via email. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  4. The BA don’t need to control the mornings to enforce the non payment of tolls of a craft on the water / Navigation, do they? Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. How does the broads authority check all the paddle boards tolls? As they don’t display any markings. I believe the toll for a paddle board is north of £30.00, based on the assumption that 98% are not tolled, would the BA not be better to reduce the toll to £5.00 or £10.00 and have a much greater % tolled. Just a thought! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. Somerleyton will probably follow in sympathy! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  7. Waveney River Centre? Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  8. That will only work if the filler is directly above the tank, lots of modern boats have the fuel tank offset from the filler cap.
  9. Could the reason you don’t get a wooden dipstick anymore be, due to the fuel tank position in the boat. On the modern boats It may not be possible to dip the tank the old fashioned way. just a thought
  10. Why are you putting DH on the market?
  11. A little too far gone for restoration!
  12. Does anybody know the name / Identity of the sunken Wherry just visible a low tide, on the northern side of the north bay Oulton Broad, at the entrance of the moorings?
  13. As someone who enjoys lots of different activities on the broads, sailing, motor boating, canoeing, paddle boarding & and waterskiing for the last 35 years I find it quite sad that the skiers seem to be getting the blame again. For the most part the ski boats will produce less wake than an average cruiser travelling at 6 mph. the other point I’d like to make is, 17 years ago the BA wanted to ban waterskiing all together, they carried out all sorts of environmental impact reports on the sport and found we did very little or no damage to the wildlife, environment or bank erosion. Martin Broom (chair of the navigation committee at the time) said he considered we were the thin edge of a wedge for all motorised craft. lets hope all river users can enjoy what’s left of the summer.
  14. The tow boat that Peter Cooper had, ended up with Jimmy at Topcraft and he continued to use it up until approximately 2002.
  15. The House Boat Katrina was one of two her sister was called Miranda. at one time they were very popular and created a lot of work on a saturday turn around. Miranda had an extra window on the port side at the front, this was the easiest way to tell them apart. Also I remember Katrina sank at the end of the garden during the winter freeze, thus receiving an unscheduled refit prior to following season.
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