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Hi all my name is Robin

i have been following this forum now for a number of years,mainly just  to keep abreast of all things Broads related

I'm a time served Ships joiner/boat-builder, i started my apprenticeship back in 1973 at Brooke marine in Lowestoft  and have always had a passion for wooden boats some might even call it an obsession.

i have noticed recently a distinct lack of boat related projects on the forum, so if i can work out how to use the technology,my cunning plan over the next few weeks/months will to bring back a bit of boat restoration porn in the form of my latest project (which is almost complete) of my 1965 Herbert Woods golden light

Robin

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Welcome to the NBN Robin and Wow, that'd be great.

One reason for the lack of projects / photo's even maintenance has been due to lock downs and now tier restrictions

So any input / restoration projects especially with photo's would be more than welcome

Griff

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Hi Guys

Thanks for the warm welcome

Be careful what you wish for i have just collated all the pictures of this project and it is over 900 so far. just got to work out how to load them.

Robin

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just drag them into the section below that says drag files here if on a pc, or click the choose files if on a phone, the forum automatically sorts out the file sizes if they are too huge.

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Really liked the piece on the MTB, as over thirty years ago it was moored at Oulton Broad yacht station.My father in law was admiring her as he was on MTBs during the war, out of Lowestoft. When the sea  scouts heard this they invited him on board to look round, it made his holiday!  

These are the boats he was on, in the crew photo he is front row second from right.

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Welcome Robin.

Aboattime , thank you for the photo of the crew,   just as a matter of interest,  looking at the various ways their caps are positioned on their heads, where should the cap , (hat or whatever) be placed.      I have often wondered this when looking at the Military Police chaps,  some I doubt they can see past the peak of the cap at times it is so low down.

 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

Wow, cracking photo's  Have you seen the film on youtube that Robin did re MTB102?

Griff

 

31 minutes ago, Hylander said:

Welcome Robin.

Aboattime , thank you for the photo of the crew,   just as a matter of interest,  looking at the various ways their caps are positioned on their heads, where should the cap , (hat or whatever) be placed.      I have often wondered this when looking at the Military Police chaps,  some I doubt they can see past the peak of the cap at times it is so low down.

 

 

 

Hi Griff, no  i will look it up, and Hylander yes i know what you mean, at least the crew in the photo can see the German boats coming!

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1 hour ago, BroadAmbition said:

Wow, cracking photo's  Have you seen the film on youtube that Robin did re MTB102?

Griff

Hi Griff, i have just watched Robins film, thanks very much it was great to have that connection. I remember my father in law saying how fast our wooden MTBs were compared to the steel Germans,but we wernt so good in a fire fight, but had the speed to get away.        Kevin

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57 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

Robin did two of them, one was film work we had done between us taking her down to St Kats dock and back then another one 'Beyond The Harbour' just outside Gt Yarmouth

Griff

Hi Griff, ive just watched the film, really great,thanks so much. It must have been a wonderful sight at 50 knots !It was an insight down below, the conditions that my father in law would have been working and living in.I can just imagine him down below placing a mattress against the sides of the boat to plug the holes from enemy fire.       Kevin

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Hi Aboattime

You seem to be getting your Robins muddled up, my name is Robin Day a new member to the forum  as apposed to the London rascal (Robin) of the Captains Blog Fame.

Robin

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55 minutes ago, Robin said:

Hi Aboattime

You seem to be getting your Robins muddled up, my name is Robin Day a new member to the forum  as apposed to the London rascal (Robin) of the Captains Blog Fame.

Robin

Hi Robin, New Member, no im not confusing you with the other Robin of Broads Ambition fame, but welcome to the forum.

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