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  1. Dear all, Following refurbishment works the 24 hour moorings at Hoveton Viaduct are open and fully operational in time for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. We'd like to thank you for your patience during the period of closure. Kind regards, Tom Tom Waterfall Digital Communications Officer 01603 756034
  2. From a drivers point of view I preferred my old Xedos 9 to the Rover 75, My brother in law just scrapped his Rover 75, in due curse I will have to do the same with my Xedos. Regards Alan
  3. Hello Liam, Welcome to the forum. Regards Alan
  4. Hi Jono, I can well understand the pain of your broken ribs, I did that about 3 years ago and as you say coughing is not an option. You know well enough one hand for you and one for the boat. Regards Alan
  5. Updated information, the survey continues today & tomorrow. Dear All, The Bathymetric survey referenced in ABP NTM No.9 2019 is expected to continue, this Notice has been re-issued as the attached NTM No.09a to reflect the additional dates. Kind Regards Laura NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT - FOR SURVEY OPERATIONS IN LAKE LOTHING (REVISED) Mariners and Port Users are advised that continued hydrographic survey operations will be taking place in Lake Lothing on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April. These will be conducted using a remote controlled surface vessel (photo below), operated by ‘Survey Solutions’. The craft will be remotely controlled from the quayside. The survey area will extend across the river from North quay 5 and Kirkley Ham (shown on below chart extract). The survey will only be undertaken in daylight hours and will be subject to favourable weather conditions. The remote craft will be launched from Silo quay steps. A shore side team operating the craft will be monitoring VHF Ch14 during the survey and all river traffic will be given priority. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required. Harbour Master 13th April 2019
  6. I have asked Grendel if he can edit the webcam listing. Regards Alan
  7. Here is a link to the small site at Womak :- https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/certificated-locations/england/norfolk/acle/womack-water/ Regards Alan
  8. Sadly we have all watched some poor television in the past and endured countless re-runs of these naff programmes, after saying that today we endure so called reality nonsense and soaps, well some people do. Regards Alan
  9. Dear All Please find attached ABP Notice to mariners No. 09 of 2019 regarding a Bathymetric Survey taking place in Lake Lothing from tomorrow. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT - FOR SURVEY OPERATIONS IN LAKE LOTHING Mariners and Port Users are advised that hydrographic survey operations will be taking place in Lake Lothing on Wednesday 10th April 2019 until Thursday 11th April 2019. These will be conducted using a remote controlled surface vessel (photo below), operated by ‘Survey Solutions’. The craft will be remotely controlled from the quayside. The survey area will extend across the river from North quay 5 and Kirkley Ham (shown on below chart extract). The survey will only be undertaken in daylight hours and will be subject to favourable weather conditions. The remote craft will be launched from Silo quay steps. A shore side team operating the craft will be monitoring VHF Ch14 during the survey and all river traffic will be given priority. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required. Harbour Master 5th April 2019
  10. I wondered where that stalk had gone to! my Saab used to have one. Regards Alan
  11. I am surprised that no one has mentioned a washing machine, yes you could use a launderette but after a while that is going to wear a bit thin especially when you have to turn out in winter. Living on a boat is a lot different to visiting for 10 to 14 days. You need storage for all your cloths, shoes and the like. You will need more space for cleaning materials, a hoover, ironing board, iron etc. Regards Alan
  12. I always use the Broads Authority tide tables, these give you the height of low water. From these I calculate if a passage through the Yarmouth bridges and back again is possible. Our air draft with everything down is 9 foot 8 inches so in effect we are looking at 10 foot. A low water height of .014 meters or less will allow for 10 foot clearance. We have found that at the yacht station if you can see 7 rungs out water on the ladders there is a minimum of 10 foot at the bridges below. As always the bridge markers are never clear on the lower markings and there is not too many to check out in either direction. Regards Alan
  13. It must be just certain models, my old Xedos 8 (1996) was in better condition than most Fords, Vauxhall's. Regards Alan
  14. We used Alan May for our last inspection, we would certainly use him again. Regards Alan
  15. Dear All Please find attached Notice to Mariners No. 7 of 2019 regarding Approaches to Potter Heigham Bridge – Bridge Road. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 07 of 2019 Approaches to Potter Heigham Bridge – Bridge Road Notice is hereby given that the Norfolk County Council will be undertaking essential structural maintenance works of the Potter Heigham Bridge. Note that vessels will be restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the bridge on Monday 29 April 2019. Passage of vessels will only be between 1100 hours to 1200 hours and 1530 hours to 1630 hours. TG419184. Please ensure that the position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area. Adrian Sewell Rivers Engineer Broads Authority Yare House 62-64 Thorpe Road Norwich, NR1 1RY 28 March 2019
  16. A girl at work had the MG version of the Rover 75, the nearside headlight bulb had gone. To remove it there are access panels in the wheel arches, but this invoves removing the front wheel. So cr jacked up wheel remove, likewise access panel, I manages to remove the bulb. The issue was trying to get the new bulb back in, after well over an hour I looked up on the internet people having the same issue. The advice given was drop off the front valance/bumper completely, now you had access to the bolts that held the headlamp cluster in place, it was then a easy job to replace bulb, another half hour to put everything back. To change the bulb took over 3 hours to replace. The joys of motoring jet again. Regards Alan
  17. I also insure with Admiral and used their Multi car option when we had two cars and like others have been with them for a few years. I am in the process of changing my car from a Saab 93 Convertible to a Audi A3 Convertible, which is a good 10 years younger, so have had been in touch with the insurance company. Regards Alan
  18. I have just reduced share number 2 by £350.00 being as the first allocation date for 2019 has now passed. Regards Alan
  19. Hello oldgregg, It was a woman that showed us around and she spent a while showing our two teenagers at the time how she made the candles, from the dipping the wick into the various shades of wax. I am sure we will have bought an odd candle at the time. The shop if I remember correctly was at the front or the side of their house. I know there were no mooring signs outside of their property. Regards Alan
  20. The candle shop was still open in the early 2000's so no sure when it closed down, this was another seasonal enterprise that only opened a few days a week. Regards Alan
  21. Hi Grendel, Also been there done it a few times, usually need mirrors and hex drive wrenches and the capability of being able to work upside down, bent double after removing half of the dashboard. These are the joys of motoring if you do not have a large pot of money to call upon. Regards Alan
  22. We once walked up to the Post Office, as normal it was a Norfolk trek, I think it was open but it was quite a few years ago. I rather liked the shop/cafe and the cakes they sold. This is of course when I used to be able to eat cakes etc. Regards Alan
  23. Dear All Please find attached ABP Notice to Mariners No 06 of 2019 regarding Bascule Bridge temporary marine closure & No 07 of 2019 regarding Lowestoft Harbour bathymetric survey Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT HARBOUR – BATHYMETRIC SURVEY Mariners and Port Users are advised that pre dredge bathymetric survey operations are scheduled for Lowestoft Inner and Outer Harbour Areas, also Lowestoft Approaches as follows:- 27th March 2019 – full Inner and Outer Harbour area, and Lowestoft Approach Channel survey by vessel ‘Wyke’. Vessel will be monitoring VHF Ch14 throughout the survey activities. All other vessel movements will be monitored and co-ordinated via Lowestoft Port Control. Vessels will be updated with survey activities and location accordingly. Vessels are requested to afford the survey vessel a wide berth, and pass at slow speed to minimise vessel wash. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required. Harbour Master 26th March 2019 NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT BASCULE BRIDGE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE AND RESTRICTIONS TO MARINE TRAFFIC Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Bascule Bridge will be undergoing routine maintenance for the period below:- Thursday 4th April 2019 at 2000hrs until Friday 5th April 2019 at 0600hrs  During this period there will be no routine small boat openings.  Commercial vessel openings will be considered with a minimum of 12hrs notice and subject to the works schedule. Vessels restricted to HW period port entry/departure will be prioritised.  Small vessels and Leisure craft may be able to utilise a commercial vessel opening should one be scheduled during the restriction period, subject to the required transit being in the same direction, and only with consent of the Harbour Master via Port Control. Agents, Owners and Vessel masters are advised to bear this closure in mind when planning vessel movements in or out of the Port of Lowestoft. For further information please contact Lowestoft Port Control, (VHF Ch.14, Tel. 01502 572286). Harbour Master 26th March 2019
  24. Hello Sundog, Welcome to the forum. Regards Alan
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