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  1. Poppy

    Mooring Up.

    Enter 'fender board' into your favoured search engine.
  2. Poppy

    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    Was it the 'Ex Copper '? He does appear to be a rather a sensitive soul .
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    High And Dry

    "... zinc anodes possess one flaw: When used in brackish or fresh water they are prone to developing a calcareous coating, a whitish material that essentially puts a zinc anode to sleep. " https://www.cruisingworld.com/how/zinc-and-aluminum-sacrificial-anodes#page-2 I've been using Magnezium for a year or two now, but I'm finding they are dissolving rapidly. More salt tides maybe ? I'm considering Aluminium when she comes out soon.
  4. Poppy

    High And Dry

    Further compouded by the BSS failing to incorporate mains installations as 'obligatory', only 'advisory'
  5. Poppy

    High And Dry

    Happened to a friend of mine - same cause. He's moored not far from Bondons. His boat had to come out for an unconnected reason a month after it was launched. He was staggered to find there were NO annodes left!
  6. Poppy

    Broad Beam Barge on the Broads?

    You may wish to look at the Broads Authority Bylaws regardin to vessel dimensions http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/399232/Vessel_Dimensions_Byelaws-1.pdf
  7. Poppy

    Another One Bites The Dust

    They may well be. Another interpretation could be that they have been very busy with other matters.... Perhaps if many with concens were to write......
  8. Poppy

    Another One Bites The Dust

    Five years ago, the MPs whose constituencies covered the Broads met with senior members of the Broads Authority and the appointed members of the Broads Authority’s Navigation Committee in early September, at Westminster, to discuss concerns about the Authority’s governance and consultation processes amongst other things. They were asked to improve their management style. It appaers this quite reasonable request has been ignored. Indeed, things may have worsened. https://www.waterways.org.uk/news_campaigns/other_news/mps_ask_broads_authority_to_review_management_style
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    Another One Bites The Dust

    I shall be emailing my MP with a copy of the blog. There must be action !
  10. Only on BA and some private moorings. The rules, just obey the rules. It's also worthy of note that the Broadland rivers are a statutory navigation. Should anyone choose to fish on such waters they should be prepaared for the occasional inconvenience from boats.
  11. They already think they do ! I once had a conversation with a 'Volunteer Ranger' whose interest was entirely the angling. He was most indignant when I suggested that many other Broads users besides boaters should contibute in some way to their use of the Broads, such as Bird watchers, walkers and... anglers. " Do you know how much we pay for a license " he asked. When I replied with the right answer and then told him what the toll was for my Yacht he quietend down a little !
  12. Poppy

    Any Grannys Here ?

    My wife has always been 'Nunu' . She however doesn't know one end of a vacuum cleaner from the other
  13. Information is provided here . There is a very good 3D animation of the proposal, together with an invitation to comment. https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a47-blofield-to-north-burlingham-dualling-statutor/

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