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  1. Erring on the safe side, I'd take it to be a little over 6 ft 6 ins at 15.15 hrs today. (We should just squeeze under in Ella). Are you going to be the first guinea pig Howard?
  2. NOTE THAT THIS IS A FIRST DRAFT (but will be accurate if the calculations in the original formula still hold true). If anyone uses this for the first time, I would be very interested in knowing how it checks out against the pilot's office gauge
  3. Whilst I am extremely grateful to the original architect of the formula for calculating bridge clearance at Potter Heigham (strowager I believe), I wanted a direct readout chart for use on board. SO HERE IT IS (see attachment) The associated website for current gauge reading is here:- https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/6217 Steve PH Bridge Clearances.pdf
  4. Sorry Kron, Missed your post entirely. Thanks for your concern. No personal physical damage, since I dropped the phone (when clouds of smoke became accompanied by a 1 inch long flame!). And no loss of data (thanks to the "Cloud"). The sofa, carpet and rug are as different story but the house insurance payout helped. Steve p.s. Can't help feeling sorry for the sea-going fraternity re these bridges. I can imagine the frustration. We'll never suffer from that problem because I just have to be in a craft that I can sleep on but also makes it under THAT other notorious bridge at least once a year. (I wonder when that will mean sleeping in a canoe!)
  5. Thanks OG, Re-installed and in use again for a few days now Ta v much Rgds, Steve
  6. Aw .... somebody corrected the spelling I was enjoying the memories of the Morecambe and Wise Show:- All the right letters, but not necessarily in the right order. I'll give you that, Sunshine
  7. Many thanks The app used to work just fine for me, until my old cellphone erupted in flames (and took the lounge carpet with it!) New phone now, but I’ll not fit another (supposedly genuine) battery myself ever again
  8. Why do I get this message when trying to download the NBN App from the iPhone (Apple) App Store:- "App Not Available This app is currently not available in your country or region" (Surely Kent's not that remote) .....
  9. Hi all, OK so it's off to the tip with them then. Especially for MM (re MayFair):- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N19lqzPlkTE Steve
  10. Publication ended Oct 2014. I used to buy the odd copy and have various months issues between 2004 and 2014 (totalling 35 issues), if anyone wants them as follows:- 2004 - June 2005 - October 2006 - Jan / Oct / Nov 2007 - April 2008 - Jan / Feb / July / Aug / Sept / Nov / Dec 2009 - March / Apr / July / Aug / Nov / Dec 2010 - Jan / March / June / Sept / Oct 2011 - Feb / May / July / Aug / Sept / Nov 2012 - Apr / Sept / Oct 2013 - Sept 2014 - Sept It's all or nothing, as I want to make space, so they're all going to recycling unless anyone wants them ALL. Available either for collection in Kent or by arrangement on the Broads. Rgds, Steve
  11. Personally, I don't think that you can beat a centre cockpit cruiser with easy side access if travelling solo. Any regulars on here will tell you this:- With the fore and aft mooring ropes both brought together at the central stepping off point (to take ashore with you), mooring up is a doddle even in windy conditions. That is, as long as you don't take too long getting ashore in an offshore wind (as opposed to an onshore wind). A central side cleat is handy too with a short mooring rope attached, so that you can quickly secure it to an adjacent mooring post on the bank (ensuring that the boat will now stay put), whilst having thrown both fore and aft ropes onto the bank for securing afterwards at your leisure. Leaving the bank single handed in a strong onshore wind is a different matter. There's a reliable way of doing it with help from someone on the bank but it's tricky single handed. Steve
  12. That's a good point. On the other hand, so was "Britain and the Sea." Much more entertaining to watch (and these programmes often include some snippets of navigational interest).
  13. I looked forward to this first programme with interest. It’s a route that I have long been interested in and wanted to travel. What an utter disappointment with the first leg being completely wiped out. The apparently professional crew can’t even make it out of the harbour without their engine failing.(I am no diesel engine specialist but I would be devastated if my maintenance was so poor that I couldn’t motor 200 yards without engine failure). Hoping for an improvement on the second leg (it didn’t), and the interaction between the celebrities became utterly irritating. Finally on the last stretch some interest as they crossed the Thames Estuary but the jury is out on whether I want to see any more of this series.
  14. Haha You’re putting ideas into my head Next time (before I take the picture)... Maybe a little “duck residue” too for authenticity Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  15. A better heading would have been “Hope he doesn’t own a boat.” Unfortunately I think I’ve met him on the river Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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