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  1. springsong

    Has Anyone Seen Or Know?

    He donated a picture of a wherry to the MOB and came in every so often for a mardle but like the rest of you I have not seen him either. I will try to remember to enquire of other volunteers.
  2. springsong

    Tudor Reformation

    so does SP
  3. springsong

    Slide Carrier

    Afternoon Howard I have left an email with VI so hope to hear something tomorrow. Barry.
  4. springsong

    Slide Carrier

    Thank you all for your replies. Howard I have emailed video impact but with a bank holiday in the way I don't expect a quick reply. To you other nice people I am looking for a carrier to go on the bed of my Epson scanner printer to copy slides, I don't have many so don't want to spend a fortune.
  5. springsong

    Slide Carrier

    Hi Maxwellian I have a SX435W. I shall have to look at the prices . I only have a few slides so don't want to spend too much or so I am told.
  6. springsong

    Slide Carrier

    Morning all We are moving house and my lady wife has put her foot down with a firm hand and demanded I do something with the 16mm cine film of my Fathers two world tours by banana boat. I have also found a few colour slides mainly of me as a pre teen on the Broads. Does anyone have one of those slide carriers that fit on a scanner that they would be prepared to lend to me. If any one knows of any organization or person who might be interested in the 16 mm film please contact me.
  7. springsong

    Real Boats!!

    Hear Hear. Harrumph.
  8. springsong

    Real Boats!!

    You are most likely right Clive. A very forward thinking man, just look at the basin at the yard.
  9. springsong

    Real Boats!!

    No: 7 Forester entered by the current owners father in the all comers in sea week was taken out of Lowestoft harbour for a light airs race and demolished the fleet. Topsail aloft she I am guessing 8 or 900 SQ.FT of sail and just walked it without raising a sweat. Broads cruisers are now banned from all comers at sea week.
  10. springsong

    Real Boats!!

    I think you are right Clive, although I believe to be completely correct a chap named Cooke who lived in Switzerland owned her and Tony sailed / raced her. By the end of Oulton weeks hard racing she used to start taking on water at an alarming rate as her huge rig was literally tearing her apart. Here she is in the early eighties at NBYC. Sorry about the photo lost its colour over the years. It was a huge rig by Broads standards taller than Raisena even.
  11. springsong

    Beccles Wooden Boat Show

    No contest Chris wooden boats every time. In my opinion of course, although 2CV racing is always good value.
  12. springsong

    'what's The Point Of Wasps?'

    A couple of years ago at Oulton Broad I was eating a sandwich which unbeknownst to me it was sharing. I bit it and it bit me on the lip. I won he died ,worse was to come my ex friend sprayed me with antihistamine which was cold, just the shock really. It did smart for awhile though.
  13. springsong


    Have you tried Mikuni they are basically copies of the other two brands but considerably less expensive. The eastern agent for them used to be a member on here, Antares I think was his user name. If you would like more information let me know and I can get more details for you.
  14. springsong

    Acle Visitor Centre Winner

    I like it SO in keeping with all the other buildings around it. Another piece of architects vanity . Just my opinion of course.
  15. springsong

    Old Broads Engines

    Our first boat Springsong had an overhead valve 998cc Morris (BMC) I guess a marinised Morris Minor. It would push her along happily at hull speed, around 10mph at well under a gallon an hour.

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