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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. See pic Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  9. Regular increase in wind with rain followed by dry calm spells (at St. Olaves). At Gorleston:- Decent sized long swell running into the river and occasionally spraying over the bank right inside the river at the 90 degree turn (pics attached) Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  10. So they have got the times wrong in the past have they? Didn’t know that. I like to use the printed tables as they’re readily available to hand. When the GPS is on I can even compare the Gorleston predictions. My original point (not helped by my later bad grammar relating to Saturday) was the need to work on dates rather than the incorrectly printed days of the week. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  11. For those that don’t have the BA tables:- Wednesday doesn’t exist Thursday is 28th Friday is 29th Saturday is 30th and so is 1st Sunday back to normal Can I claim that as a long weekend? Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  12. Wednesday next week not looking much of a day if you use BA the tables (the one you can buy with your river toll). Thursday and Friday looking out of kilter too. But if Saturday doesn’t work out for you, you can have another stab at it the next day! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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    Could this be why we have noticed large numbers of fish at St. Olaves Marina too? We've been there 17 years and only recently noticed such large shoals of fish there. It's attracted cormorants, that used to visit occasionally but now they're a regular sight within the marina.
  14. Hello Vaughan, Yes we use 3 strand rather than the braided in the video. But I'm left handed and I do have the exact problem with knots forming as demonstrated when making the coils before hanging them up. (And I was taught to do it that way 50 years ago by a sailing instructor!).
  15. Yep that's me (the improper one that is) See the video:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX4Zr0vdGHE Steve
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