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About NorfolkNog

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    Beer, boats, beer, vintage electronics, beer, drums, beer, Mrs Nog

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  1. NorfolkNog

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    The boats I've seen under construction seem to have tanks fitted under the decks. From the photo of the new HW boat (and presumably the Broom) there doesn't seem to be much in the way of a side deck so I wonder if space limitations might dictate a smaller holding tank?
  2. I'll take your word on that one JM!
  3. NorfolkNog

    Decreasing Number Of Hire Boats On Southern Broads

    http://www.freedomboatingholidays.co.uk/
  4. Yes thanks indeed JF The Nog's are flattered and humbled indeed to be included in such eminent company, many thanks indeed for your support folks. Dave - I have sent the photos to James as requested. However I am very concerned about Mrs Nog's photo of the Hunters yachts as it was taken on her tablet and is quite low res - it may not be good enough so perhaps a reserve will be needed. Apologies about this.
  5. NorfolkNog

    Decreasing Number Of Hire Boats On Southern Broads

    Of course they are I know Carol has hired from Pacific in the past, small family yard and I believe their prices are very reasonable. Just a shame about Swancraft
  6. NorfolkNog

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    Mmmmm, interesting stuff. I think its true that hirers expectations are greater now then in the past. That's why the 'Big Four' are all busily building luxury craft. I imagine kids want all the comforts of home too. Regarding the electric toilets - most Swancraft boats had them and we could go for 10 days in winter without a pump out (judicious use of shore facilities as well). It must be down to the holding tanks. The trouble with microwaves is that they are battery flatteners. They draw tremendous current. Again Swancraft had generous battery banks and good charging systems so, no problem. We used them sparingly and ran the engine when using them. We get a microwave on Freedom of Light in February but rarely, if ever use it, mainly due to lack of space. They are certainly not an essential. As long as a boat has a decent heating system and good batteries and charging I'm quite happy. Oh and a hob for a cuppa!
  7. NorfolkNog

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    Don't think my wallet would stretch that far either JF!
  8. NorfolkNog

    New Boat From Herbert Woods

    Looks like HW are getting on the Brooms bandwagon? Wonder where the moulding comes from? https://mailchi.mp/herbertwoods/gleaminglight?e=9b04e49491
  9. NorfolkNog

    Lads Week

    Looks like a good time was had by all and glad to see you supporting the local hostelries!
  10. NorfolkNog

    October Where?

    Looks a bit like the Waveney going upstream just before Somerleyton..... but there again..............
  11. NorfolkNog

    St Olaves Moorings

    Hi Mark Long time since I managed to be passing and find it open. I seem to recall the beer was nothing to write home about, probably Greene King from memory. Can't speak for the grub. I've a feeling it operates fairly restricted hours so it might be worth checking carefully if you are planning a visit. Others may have better knowledge though.
  12. NorfolkNog

    St Olaves Moorings

    This is a photo (sorry not very good) which shows the moorings. As others have said its in front of the Fishermans pub. As you would expect in that vicinity there is considerable tidal variation and it can be quite a scramble to get on the bank at low tide (as Mrs Nog can testify)
  13. NorfolkNog

    How Many Electric Posts?

    Their favourite pitch seems to be on each corner of the staithe at the entrance (where the seats are)
  14. NorfolkNog

    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    What's a half?
  15. NorfolkNog

    Locks Inn

    Just catching up with this. Its a shame Colin Smith has gone, he was/is an excellent landlord and actually understood the unique nature of running a Broadland pub. Bit like John and Tracy at the Berney. You need to understand that you can be packed in season and virtually empty at quieter times. Mrs Nog and I often chatted to Colin when we the only customers in the pub. I would certainly rate Grain as one of the better Norfolk breweries, they play it fairly safe with the beers but they are of excellent quality (IMHO of course). The Stanford Arms was part of the divorce settlement too I believe. Its gone from strength to strength since becoming a free house. Nothing wrong with Grain as I say but its nice to have a choice. I don't know if Colin left or was booted out but he will be missed, who else would run a pub where you can literally be surrounded by water for days on end!!
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