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  1. MBA Marine

    Build A 12v Drawer Fridge

    Haha, sorry i did not know the price I just used to fit them! never had the need for such a thing since self employment
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    Build A 12v Drawer Fridge

    It's been some 11 years since my time but we made custom fridges on Oysters, really quite simple, a GRP box, lagged on the outside with closed cell foam, a compresser mounted remotely, cooling plate and thermostat inside the fridge, door with door seal. Look into Frigomatic/Frigoboat systems, they were pre-gassed and easy to assemble. Assuming they are still making them.
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    Houseboat Sinks.

    I have never looked that closely at it to say Seamaster or not but yes that sort of size and shape.
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    Houseboat Sinks.

    There is another Liveaboard boat down, one of the ones just outside comissioners cut. Not sure when it went down as its been a few weeks since my trip round. Cabin cruiser with the cockpit boarded round.
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    New Web Cam Coming On Stream

    We are overdue a beer, next time you are over give me a shout and I can pass on the gossip from my angle.
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    New Web Cam Coming On Stream

    I have to sit on the fence a little and the town council know this as i try and stay on good terms with all, but i can say from first hand experience that you do not have to say much about anything and the EDP run with it, their desire to fill column inches and a obsession with Thorpe st Andrew see's them take any info, or a quote often out of context and go with it. Sadly the EDP is for many a great way to keep up with local news.
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    New Web Cam Coming On Stream

    Having clocked more hours than most (if not all) on River Green this year I tell you 1st hand what a wonderfull place it is, full of people enjoing the wildlife and views. Sadly it does also have a darker element, TSA has its fair share of undesirables and unfortunates, there is the youth element that have no regard for other peoples things, attempting to gain access into the Islander's post box, and jumping on my day boats (they got a shock, I could see them from the Rushcutters!!), the drunk guy with his huge backpack and can's of budget cider I think fair to say homeless, he fell asleep in the full summer sun (and that day was scorchio), I went to see if this man was ok, he woke as i spoke to him, i passed his glasses that had fallen to the ground and all I can say is I should have let him burn, I did not ask for his rudness. Day after day myself and the town councils ground team would clean up beer cans, bottles and takeaway litter, too hard for people to use the bins that the town council provide and empty. As I understand the webcam plan is to allow the public to view the green and river from the comfort of home, many people seem to like to do this and people are quick to shout when webcams go down, the webcam and some cctv cameras if they happen will give a little extra security to myself and full time moorers paying to use the Green, as well as active deterent to those who wish to misuse the green. The Town Council ground team visit the Green every day, certainly seven days a week throughout the months i was there and often more than once a day, they do their daily duties one of which is making note of the boats visiting the Green, as far as what happends if a boat can't get back under the bridge? that boat will be allowed to stay until the tide falls enough to enable the boat to leave, the Town council numbers are easy to find if you need to inform them, or if its in season you can always talk to the friendly guy with the day boats, he will happily let the council guys know why your boat has not moved on next time they they come down.
  8. MBA Marine

    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    very little parking in Thorpe St Andrew at the moment. You can park at the Freedom yard and take the boat from there or walk round to us, there is also a very regular bus service in and out of the city inlcuding from park and ride, the bus stop is at River Green.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Hi peoples, how's things? life has been busy and i have not kept up with forum life. Summer came and went, Autumn is here and the end of the season is nigh, well what can i say? We started something new in a place that people dont instantly think to go for a day boat, we used boats that were new to the broads, Promotion was lacking and the day to day running was mostley done by a guy who had never worked full time on a hire fleet. We've had customers, we've had local support, kind words and some lovely reviews. I personally could not have asked for more from this year, i'm pretty sure we have laid a solid foundation going forward. This seed may have been planted by myself and i nurtured it a lot as it sprouted, but this has been a team effort and many have played their part, I thank them all (I'm sure Andy does too). A last note to those who have not yet come down to River Green for a little jaunt out in one of our boats, you have until the end of the Autumn half term otherwise you will have to wait until next season starts.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Thanks Colin, please do come down you and Ruth always welcome over. Not easily in view for you but as I have asked all Islanders please keep an eye on the boats when im not around. We did have one issue a couple of nights ago with a couple of males ****ing around with the boats, thankfully the good people of the Island set too moving them off the boats and on their way. I cant say how much it means to me that you guys over there are looking after what I put so many man hours into.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    With very little promo and currently no promotional material the first few days have been quite promising, in truth the Town council have done more to promote than we have, they did all the press release stuff and I think the future radio plug was from them as it wasnt me and Andy has been on holiday the last 6 days. There is more to come and we can do better but right now we are off to a good start and feedback from hirers has been positive, the run into Norwich is a great selling point, I love it and people are loving it too. We need more livery on the tops of the boats, currently just some spots but that does not tell people what they are and where they come from, people have been getting asked as they pootle through Norwich where the boats come from and if they're for hire.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Should add, no need to wait to after high season, the river traffic is always minimal up our end of the Yare.
  13. MBA Marine

    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Thank you guys, 2 years in the making and we are finally up and running, all be it a very humble beginning, Life has been so busy the last year or so with much stress, I am loving my new summer roll. Please come down to river green and say hello, we will be there all summer everyday then reduced hours after the hols. If anyone has not been all the way up past Bishops bridge then i can't recommend it highly enough, Stunning.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    We let you go past the yacht station, right up to New mills, make the Ribs of beef a stop.
  15. MBA Marine

    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Nice to see you's pass Freedoms yard today.

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