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  1. MauriceMynah

    A Winters Tale

    See there's where you went wrong... It's the B roads you know and love, the Norfolk B roads.
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    More Advice Please On Survey And Moving A Boat

    The Elysian (Mk 1 in this case) is a damned good boat, and will get under Potter bridge as long as there's 6' clearance. The pilots take Nyx under at 6', I take it under myself if there's 6' 3" or more. Nyx is an Elysian Mk 2 but I believe the air draft is the same. That one is a good price if it's in reasonable nick or better. Note to Pumpmedic… Tjhere will be plenty of people on this forum (myself included) who will willingly help you get your boat from A to B on the broads. If it needs road haulage I can recommend Kingsley Farrington (if he's still doing it). He moved my last boat (St Christopher, 25' Seamaster) from Cosgrove to Wayford bridge but that was back in about 1995.
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    Pmr Licence Free Radio On The Broads

    Hmmm, that puts me back onto the CB side. No licence, inexpensive equipment and adequate range. Disadvantages, system sometimes abused by pratts, can be subject to foreign interference, and some frequencies very busy with road traffic users. In my book it scores over PMR just on it's range. I lost contact with someone I was talking to when both boats were on Breydon!, distance apart just under one mile. Note to Griff, Generally speaking, Hand sets can be pretty useless, normally because of the aerials used. Mobile units(car) are what I'm thinking of.
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    Omni Directional Aerial

    As I understand it, the bigger it is, the better it is, and the further up you can get it, the better too. Note to self,... Stop right there.
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    Pmr Licence Free Radio On The Broads

    What hoops does one have to jump through to get an amateur radio licence? Ans for which frequencies? Somewhere I have or had a radio that could do from 26 to 30 Mz
  6. MauriceMynah

    Only One Cooking Ring?

    Another use for the pressure cooker is as a radiator. Fill to it's max level with stock, and some peeled root veg, bring it to pressure then set it on a low gas. It doesn't matter for how long, the longer the better. When ready to turn it off, you should have a soup which just needs the attention of a potato ricer.
  7. MauriceMynah

    James Knight's Blog

    Now there I think I do agree with you. The Dr with clipped wings would be the better outcome.
  8. MauriceMynah

    Only One Cooking Ring?

    Another vote for the pressure cooker here and "one pot" cooking.
  9. MauriceMynah

    Pmr Licence Free Radio On The Broads

    I still think that the greater range CB offers would be of more use. There are still muppets on the 27/81 system, but CEPT (fm) is reasonably clear of them. (CEPT is the set of frequencies that used to be used in the old illegal AM days). No license needed and 4 watts would probably cover most of the broads.
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    Anyone Recognise This As A Broom?

    I remember Peter Linford talking to me about someone involved in a plane crash, I'm afraid that's all I remember but it does add weight to the Linford link. Also, I always thought the Broom Skipper was a 30 footer
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    Anyone Recognise This As A Broom?

    I knew that would rattle someone's cage. :-)
  12. MauriceMynah

    Locks Inn

    Whatever they "tag it" they should be careful. The Locks has a history and a charm all of it's own. Lose that and they will lose it's main draw. The food there was always good quality and reasonable portions, and were basic fare with quality twists, this is a typical case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it ." I have lost count of pubs that I used that have updated their "business model" to compete with other pubs in the area, only to see a fall in their custom because they're all the same. If you have a unique pub and it's doing well, don't bloody change it!!! Having said all that, the pics look like a restoration job rather than an updating, I really hope that that's the case.
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    Anyone Recognise This As A Broom?

    Crosshead screws are much easier. :-)
  14. MauriceMynah

    Syndicate Enquires

    That rather applies to any solo cruising on any boat!

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