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  1. I am similar to you with regards to so called tradesmen, yes we all like a competitive price but many I have come across over the years can hardly do a professional job. Regards Alan
  2. Urgent Boating News We have been informed that Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth is currently not able to open to boat traffic. Tests are being carried out today to understand the issue. Kind regards. Karen. Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734
  3. When I worked subcontract at Batchelors Foods we often had issues with rats going between the 3 phase bus-bars blowing themselves and the copper plates apart. Regards Alan
  4. Our supplies are the same that were provided between 1934 & 1939 when the houses were built, back in those days there were two 15 amp surface sockets (the old type with the switch on the front) and lights in every room (position of the lamp holder so that you could not be silhouetted by the light). I know of some houses that have not been rewired at all with additional wiring mixed with the old. When we debating electric cars it was mentioned that the infrastructure could not cope with the demand and as Grendel correctly states modern showers, dual electric ovens and electronic goods all over place take their toll on our limited supplies. Regards Alan
  5. They could be closed all year round for me Peter, the same goes for fishing. Regards Alan
  6. I hope the blue boxes have improved somewhat in the last 40 years or so, back in the day they were dire when we had to use them on site, it was a good job back then we had more access to public toilets. Regards Alan
  7. Good afternoon Please find attached ABP Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 24 2019 – Lowestoft Outer Approaches – Current Meter Deployment. Kind regards. Karen Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 See also http:/www.abports.co.uk/Marine/Short_Sea_Ports/Lowestoft/Notices_to_Mariners/) NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT – SOUTHERN HOLM SANDS – CURRENT METER DEPLOYMENT Mariners and Port Users are advised that a seabed mounted acoustic monitoring device will be deployed by using the vessel ‘Wessex Explorer’ (see photo 1). This device will be deployed on or soon after 21st August 2019. The device will remain in position for a period of approx. 35 days. Notification will be provided once the equipment has been recovered and removed from the area. The device will be deployed in the following approx. position at a depth of 8.6m: 52°27.402 N 01°47.600 E (Shown on chart extract by ) NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO WATER SURFACE BUOY OR MARKER. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONSIDER THE EQUIPMENT POSITION WHEN NAVIGATING OR WORKING IN THIS AREA Photo 1 : Wessex Explorer Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required. Harbour Master 20th August 2019
  8. From a personal point of view this is almost like doing roadworks in the summer holidays, one does have to ask why is this being undertaken during this period when the southern broads should be at its busiest during the season. Also will this effect the Power Boat Racing on Oulton Broad during this 4 week period? Regards Alan
  9. Good morning Please find attached ABP Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 23 2019 - Lowestoft - Transits of Unmanned Surface Vessel. Kind regards. Karen Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT – TRANSITS OF UNMANNED SURFACE VESSEL - FOR TESTING / SURVEY OPERATIONS Mariners and Port Users are advised the unmanned surface vessel (USV) ‘Intrepid Barracuda’ (see photo 1) will be tested and undergo hydrographic surveys between Happisburgh and Harwich. The vessel will be only operating during daylight. The USV has AIS, navigation lights and a radar reflector. The vessel will transit to and from the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Marina in Lowestoft Outer Harbour area. The USV will be escorted by the vessel ‘Clarissa’ (see photo 2) The RIB will be monitoring VHF Ch14 during Harbour transits. The schedule of the works are as follows: 23rd August, Transit from Shotley to Lowestoft. Moor at Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club Marina (see attached routes). 24th August, motor from Lowestoft North and North East to intercept pipelines, survey to North West, and return to Lowestoft (see attached routes). 25th August, Survey to South East 26th August, return to Shotley. 27-30th August, contingency days. The schedule of works may vary. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required. Harbour Master 16th August 2019
  10. Good morning Navigation Restriction due to Dredging Operation on Oulton Broad 2019 (at TM51074 92730). Notice is hereby given that dredging operations are programmed to commence from 19 August 2019 until 13 September 2019, during the hours of 0800 hours and 1600 hours daily, excluding weekends. The works may restrict the access passage of vessels, however, the navigation channel will remain open but mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restrictions and delays. Kind regards. Karen. Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734
  11. Too much bleach used when cleaning the canvas Regards Alan
  12. Hi Peter you beat me to it, floating film onto the inside of the glass is probably the cheapest way forward. The film would also add some security if the windows broke, preventing glass flying all over the place. Regards Alan
  13. Welcome to the Forum Regards Alan
  14. The sad thing regarding the level crossing at Brundall, is that the cost of the new system would keep the 4 staff that cover the shifts on the crossing could be employed for the next 50 to 100 years at a fraction of the price that the new system will cost when completed. A man on the gate knows that he can let the odd car through before closing the gate, a automatic system just flashes the warning lights and closed the barrier , it does not take into account that a low loader has bottomed out just over the crossing and is blocking the crossing, it does not happen often but it does happen from time to time. There are over 90 trains per day that go through the crossing, we always say on turning into Station Road, will it be open or closed. Regards Alan
  15. Reading between the lines (no pun intended) to me this plan is all about the automatic level crossings and signalling. This year and part of last a great deal of work was done at Brundall. The plan to close the system for a month however is flawed, when ever you suspend a service customers have to find an alternative for the duration, some will not return, this is a pity because the rail system in Norfolk/Suffolk is very good and relatively well priced. This year I think it was £7.60 for two return journeys from Brundall to Norwich. Regards Alan
  16. Just amended the Standard Shares for sale, we have taken a deposit for share 3 and will complete in September. Regards Alan
  17. Personally I have always liked Jeckells. Regards Alan
  18. Maybe we should start calling you Zippy Regards Alan
  19. Both of my sons are in catering so I know very well the hours that they work, shifts are usually the norm. Many years ago I was working sub contract for Batchelors Foods 12 hours shifts 6 to 6 on weekly rotation, we were on standby to cover any breakdowns on the Surprise production line. One morning the relief crew did not turn up, so we worked their 12 hour shift and then our next 12 hour shift and prayed that then would turn up, they did and we went home for a good rest. Hours pass very slowly when you are just waiting for a breakdown to happen, it is far better being busy. Regards Alan
  20. Hello Vanessan, I think it has changed two or three times since I was last in there. Regards Alan
  21. Hi John, Are looking through those rose tinted glasses again Regards Alan
  22. Lets face the weather has been poor again this year, we have had our fair share of rain & storms and you do have to feel for the families that have opted for boating holidays. It may have been the best week weather wise when I was on the boat from 23rd July, even though we had two storms at night over the week on the Tuesday & Thursday Night. We had Breydon Water closed to hire-craft last weekend and there are rumors that this may be the case this coming weekend. Regards Alan
  23. I used to like the Staithe & Willow in Horning, when it was taken over by a couple a few years back, their meals & service were excellent be it lunchtime or for an evening meal. I personally am not overjoyed with the pubs in Horning over the years when we used to moor there. They could have changed however. Regards Alan
  24. Hello Trev, Welcome to the forum. Dependant on where you moor in Brundall have a word with Alex Frazer he services loads of boats around Brundall. Regards Alan
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