Topic: NBF - Cruise in Company - 2011


BroadAmbition    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 5:17 PM
  Friday 24th June

Thirty Seven  craft to date and counting . . . .

The inaugural NBF 'Cruise in Company' an idea that came out of nowhere serious seems now to be gathering plenty of interest.

The date will be Friday 24th June 2011

There will be various flotillas forming up from all locations concerned with a final destination of Salhouse Broad.

The Commodore I/C of the Waveney Flotilla is:- Jenny Morgan (Peter)
Craft:-  Brandy Wine - Flagship  Jenny Morgan,  Half Pint,  Sunchaser,  Moonlight Shadow,  Luise


The Commodore I/C of the Yare Flotilla is:-
Craft:-


The Commodore I/C of the Ant Flotilla is:- Gramarg (Graham)
Craft:-  Dungraftin,  Malanka,  Mistral,  Broadland Sun,  Crystal Light,  Princess,  Blue Paws,  Blue Moon,  Major Gem,  Siesta,  Perfect Lady 9,  Corsica


The Commodore I/C of the Thurne Flotilla is:- Jaguar (Mike)
Craft:-  Ferzan,  Grey Goose IV,  Woodwose,  Bittern


The commodore I/C of the Bure Flotilla is:-
Craft:-  Lysandra, Our FreeTime, Swan Radiance,  Serendipity,  Broad Ambition,  Amber Gem,  Sunbird,  Evening Shadow


Unknown start locations and 'TBA's:-
Craft:-  Diana,  Pulse,  Caravelle 3,  Avalon,  Blue Star,  My Girl,



This 'plan' is all subject to change of course as are all thing Broads related

Timings will be notified with regards to departing from various locations, the Waveney flotilla will meet up with the Yare flotilla at Reedham or Berney Arms and become one larger group crossing Breydon and collecting further boats as they navigate up the Bure then meeting up with the Thurne flotilla at Thurne Mouth.

As the group pass St Benets they should collect the Ant flotilla which will be on the Bure loosely treble moored at St Benets bows towards Horning (Won't they?)

The upper Bure lot imho should also meet at St Benets OR on the upper Bure and pick up the flotilla as we pass. Then through Horning to the final destination of Salhouse Broad for the mudweighting / rafting up in massed ranks, depending on how many are in attendance.

Ideally we should aim to arrive at Salhouse no later than 1500, sooner if at all possible. Eta is governed by the progression of the Waveney and Yare flotillas

Albion will be there ready to greet us, mud-weighted in the centre of the Broad with bows pointing South heading towards the staithe moorings.  The now mass ranks of the Flotilla will then raft up either side of Albion.
Craft should raft up either side of Albion using head/stern mooring lines in the conventional manner.
Mud-weights deployed from the bow, next boat from the stern, then the bow etc. Those of us that have two mud-weights ('B.A' has) will deploy both Fwd and Aft

On completion of the photo shoot Albion will move to the Eastern end of the staithe mooring alongside for 'Open to Visitors'
Albion has to depart no later than 1830 from Salhouse Broad for Ludham.

Those skippers that wish to spend the evening alongside the terra firma moorings are of course free to do so, same goes for anyone wishing a different overnight destination, you're the skipper of your vessel = your choice.



Saturday 25th lunchtime of course is the start of the annual NBF meet at Malthouse Broad on Ranworth Island.


I have started off a new sign-up list under the 'Forum Events' heading (In red at the bottom of any page) for those that are wanting to attend this event please submit your details.  Seeing as there is no suitable window (Box then) to enter your starting location, please enter this information in the 'Any Other Donations' box - Thanks.


Ideas from all concerned are now requested, let's see if we can make a good and successful first ever cruise in company for the NBF

I have often thought that the annual NBF meet should have a HUGE lightweight flag flown on an extendible aluminium poles secured with light guide ropes etc.  If we were to jointly purchase such a flag and poles then the 'Flagship' of the 'Cruise in Company' could fly this (although not with all the poles erected).

I'll do a bit of research for a suitable supplier of such a flag and where to purchase the poles on a separate thread if the majority agree

Right over to you.

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There seems to be a few questions concerning mudweighting and some of you stating you only have the one mudweight.

Well the good news is that you only need ONE mudweight, if you do have two mudweights onboard though, so much the better.

This is how is works:-

The Wherry 'Albion' will already be in position on her mudweights with her bows pointing towards the beach.

All craft to deploy fenders.

Then we need two craft, large-ish heavyweights at around 40ft to Port and Stbd of the Albion that have two mudwiights each with both of them deployed at bow and stern. Bow and stern ropes secured to Albion. I would suggest Brandywine and 'B.A' to fulfil these roles

Then in no particular order - craft to moor either side using head and stern ropes and alternate mudweights, i.e -

Approach the 'raft' from astern, that is to say with YOUR bows (That's the pointy bit) pointing towards the beach. (That's the terra firma stuff with sand on it) If mooring to stbd of the raft have your PORT head and stern ropes ready to tie onto the craft you are coming alongside of.  Look at the craft you are now moored next to, if their mudweight is deployed over THEIR bow, then you deploy your mudweight over the stern of your craft.

It should therefore go without saying that if their mudweight is deployed over the stern of their craft you deploy your mudweight over the bow of your craft and so on.

If mooring to Port of the raft the only difference being that you will need your Stbd head and stern mooring ropes to hand.

Now this bit is important - where mudweighting is concerned, helms rarely need to take heed of the tide, it is the wind that concerns them and the usual practise is bring the bows into wind then deploy mudweights over the bow.

In this case we have to ignore the wind direction as we do need to have the raft in a single line about 50m off the beach in a straight-ish line facing the beach for the photo shoot.

So, when you are approaching the raft from astern of it as previously mentioned, if you make a hash of it (And there is no pressure here as there will be only 100+ pairs of eyes watching you) KEEP GOING AHEAD come round and have another go but move out one or two places so as to allow the craft following you to take the slot that you had your eye on.

This will stop any queu's building up as craft raft up.

Some of you skippers may now be wondering what happens if the scenario occurs of a 'Little-un' being between two 'Big-uns'  -  No problem, the outer 'Big-un' simply passes their head/stern ropes over to the 'Big-un' that is inboard of the 'Little-un' this should maintain the line.

I will of course be stood on top of 'B.A' with my inter-ship communication system in hand (Loud hailer) to verbally assist if required.

Now tell me that is not simple?  -  No?  -  Read it again then.   Smile

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Salhouse - Stern on moorings,

I have spoken with Toby - he is the ranger that looks after the moorings at Salhouse Broad.

There are a total of 38 mooring slots available (Ignoring the three / four down at the play area), that is sixteen to the left of the beach and twenty two to the right of the beach.

I have reserved ALL of them for Friday the 24th JUNE.  There is a mooring fee payable of £6 per craft overnight, however Toby has kindly given the NBF s group discount therefore mooring fee's will be £5 per craft Smile  so please make sure that you are flying a forum flag OR have the forum logo stuck to a window. (Logo's can be printed off by going to the bottom of this page and clicking on 'Make my Logo')

Here's how it works - After the raft / photo shoot, Albion will slip from the raft and proceed to berth up alongside the terra firma, NBF members then can go and berth up stern on and have a visit visit onboard Albion, hopefully either making a donation to her cause or signing up as a friend. (Albion will not be staying overnight and will not be paying a mooring fee). There will not be room for all of us to berth until Albion has departed so I respectfully ask volenteers with tenders to stay mudweighted if required. Once Albion has departed that will make room for further NBF craft to berth.  Again if there is insufficient room, tenders will come to the fore. I'm assuming not all members will be staying overnight at Salhouse though.

If we are stuck and oversubscribed for berthing slots then I'm quite happy for craft to put their bows between 'B.A' and my neighbour (whoever that maybe) with there mudweight deployed over thier stern.

Wroxham / Horning trip boats - Toby will contact the relevant organisations that run the trip boats and inform them that there will be around 40 odd craft rafted up on Salhouse Broad for an hour or so. He tells me that he knows the folk in the offices and that this scenario happens when they have their annual raft race get together thing and won't be a problem for them. The raft will be opposite the beach area anyway, not covering the two entrances to the Broad.

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Ref booking pubs for meals on the Friday night, I suggest that those crews that intend having their evening dinner in one of the  pubs book the venues themselves, rather than the lot of us booking under one name, that way it can be done on a first come, first served basis and keeps the organisation / lists / logistics to a minimum.

Those skippers that can mudweight from the bow only – shouldn’t be a problem, there will be enough craft that can relocate their Mudweights to the stern and with that many craft it shouldn’t upset the balance too much.  Trip boats – as per later post, Toby the ranger is informing them and he states it won’t be a problem

It will take some time to get rafted up, although less than an hour I would hope, should be a breeze if we all follow my rafting evolution planning . . . . .
How do we raft in a straight line? Do we need to  ensure our sterns are level? Or what!?   Good Point.  -  This will be my responsibility, From my vantage point on the coach house roof of ‘B.A’ inter-ship communication system in hand I will instruct (by boat name) to dress Fwd or Aft as the case may be, this is easily done  by either ‘checking away’ or ‘down slack’ on the mudweight adjusting your head/stern ropes accordingly. So it is most important to turn off your engine as soon as you are alongside your neighbouring boat and no cd’s blaring out either please otherwise I won’t be able to be heard and chaos will reign supreme.

The date on the forum events page reads 24 July 2011 The printed date on the sign up events is July, that is of course wrong, this was a cock-up on my part.

The correct date is Friday 24th JUNE

I have lost count / given up the number of times I have asked a certain forumite who has the capability to alter this, to date it has still not been done, I doubt it will be changed at all now.

Maybe we need to consider the length of boats as we moor up with the longest either side of Albion and then the shorter ones slowly spreading out to the smallest like 'you know the one I mean' half pint so it looks slightly arrow shaped if we line up at the stern or V shaped if we line up at the bow.  Just a thought! I too had considered this, after much thought (1 x nano-second) decided against it as it would mean getting craft in a strict order approaching Salhouse Broad, or having craft milling around trying to hold station waiting for their turn to join the raft – chaos would reign once more. As stated in another post, it matters not a jot if a little-un is in between two big-uns, we are all carrying fenders, just pass the head and stern ropes from the outer big-un to in inner big-un and all will be fine

Do I need to be wearing a  carnation  in my lapel or is there a far  more practical way of spotting the boats?   Craft should display either a forum flag (Ordered from Richard) or a printed logo (Go to the bottom of this page to the red section and print one off).  As for identifying members, well at the meet the following day (Saturday) ‘Miss Clipboard’ goes round with sticky labels for members. If someone wants to do that for the C-in-C then be my guest. Another solution is to order one of the NBF polo shirts (from G.C) which will have your name on it. I have one, some of my crew have their  ‘B.A’ polo shirts with their names on them.

Communications – Let’s not get toooooooo complicated here folks, Pmr, Vhf, CB, mobiles, Inter-ship-com system, semaphore, Aldis lamps, telephone, etc etc.  The fastest method of communication known to man is – ‘Tellawoman’ Anyroadup!!!!  The flotilla commodores will be organising departure times from their locations. So timings all hinge on the eta at Thurne Mouth of the southern flotillas, this will be coordinated by Jenny Morgan, (No pressure J.M). The relevant flotilla commodores should then communicate between themselves informing their charges by whatever means they see fit.  Ncsl has started off a separate thread for comms during the C-in-C for those that wish to participate – Good move Ncsl – Thanks.

There is no need for any order of craft in ‘The Snake’ as someone on here eloquently put it other than ‘BrandyWine’ who will be flying the NBF Standard and needs to be at the head of the snake. The only other requirement is for ‘B.A’ to be directly behind BrandyWine. Why? Well when we arrive at Salhouse Broad, as previously mentioned for the rafting up evolution we need those two heavyweights with their two mudweights either side of the Albion.  This means of course that during the flotillas transit from St Benets I will need to get myself behind BrandyWine, so please don’t be giving me grief for overtaking whoever is between me and BrandyWine.

Berthing Slots – Let’s not get too excited about reserving berthing slots, there will be plenty of room as some craft are not staying overnight, some intend mudweighting overnight and using tenders, we also have the option of craft putting their bow between two berthed boats (Well fendered) with their mudweight over the stern, this gives us the capability of having seventy odd (Yes 70) craft alongside terra firma.

Lastly, when posting and referring other forumites to page numbers on here, not all forumites have their preferences set the same, for instance I am currently on page 4 with this particular thread, it is easier if you refer to the date/time of previous postings


As per the norm suggestions and input from all is welcome.



Griff


'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk

No edit - just made 'sticky' - John

This message was edited by BroadAmbition on Jun-19-11 @ 8:29 PM


goodfortune    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 5:57 PM
  Brilliant, and many, many thanks to Sunchaser who had a brilliant (though I think in his mind at the start, tongue in cheek) idea.

L

ps flag idea is epic Griff

first "Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10

BITTERN CODE 15A


JennyMorgan    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:09 PM
  For flags try these people, highly recommended:
http://www.ensignflags.com/

The Commodore I/C of the Waveney Flotilla is:- Jenny Morgan (Peter)
Craft:- Jenny Morgan. Happy to pick up two passengers who fancy an open boat ride.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Oct-31-10 @ 6:11 PM


JennyMorgan    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:20 PM
  The Admiral, seen here in Beccles today, will lead the fleet!

Induced camera shake to help hide his identity! Or more likely it was a grab shot as we passed by & the auto focus had not had time to hit the mark, I had a 50mm macro lens on!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Oct-31-10 @ 6:23 PM


w-album    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:23 PM
  If I could find my sail material - sorry GC I never found it the other month, then I would be happy to make one, I am sure I haven't forgotten my sewing skills from the 1970s when I used to make code flags etc

Tell me the size though - I would have to check I have enough white

Liz


Charlie    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:38 PM
  Hang on a minute!!!!

Have just realised that I was moored next to the Boss's boat in Oulton YS on Wednesday night.  I clocked the flag but didn't think anymore of it cos there was no sign of life.  But of course, it all makes sense now, he must have been wandering the streets of Oulton wailing about the loss of the Commodore!!!     Evil Grin



Griff - much as I would love to Cruise in company and boost the Waveney contingent, I'm afraid I will be stuck in school all day.  Frown  

Although I do hope to drive up to Ranworth on the Saturday.    Smile

Charlie

forum girly swot-25/6/10, 23/7/10 & 3/9/10


JennyMorgan    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:39 PM
  I have already had two p.m's from people from elsewhere asking if they could join the Waveney Convoy. Great idea, it will allow folk to see more of the Broads than they might otherwise. You can mudweight off the end of my garden on the Thursday evening, be ferried ashore for a barby, if there is sufficient demand, and watch the speedboats.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.


jimretter    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:43 PM
  No need to buy a pole Griff, I have one that is used to mount a ham radio ariel.
Shown on the bow of Paula Dawn.
Would it do the job?.
Jim boat-sail

ps it has a rubber base to provent damage.


BroadAmbition    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:48 PM
 

Looks similar to this boat only this photo is minus the camera shake  LOL does that qualify me into being a 'David Bailey' then?

Boat list updated - Tks.

Ref Standard Forum Flag - See seperate thread,


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


Lysandra    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 6:51 PM
  Great idea have already signed up.

Dean & Carol

If God had meant us to build fibre-glass boats He would have grown fibre-glasstrees


BroadAmbition    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 7:05 PM
 

BTW - Notice anything familiar about the The Admirals boat hull shape? . . . . . .


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


gramarg    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 7:41 PM
  Can see a run on flags, better get ours ordered.

BITTERN CODE 42
Graham
Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10


w-album    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 8:12 PM
  I think there is also a good opportunity for press releases/publicity - an aerial photo of Salhouse would be fun as well. Video footage, you name it - it could be done plus sponsorship for the forum
Liz


halfpint    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 8:58 PM
  ill be attendign that ill fill all ma petrol cans n hopfully have ma new canvas look forward to it Smile  


JennyMorgan    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 9:57 PM
  Much better snap, Griff. One thing, on your picture there is more waterline showing at the front. Now, I'm not one to speculate or gossip in regards to my worse than any of Clive's snaps but - - - - - - -

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.


JennyMorgan    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 10:02 PM
  Half Pint, attendance by your goodself is mandatory, even if we have to tow you and hand stitch your cover under way!

I have a 7.5 h.p. on my boat, uses about 18 litres of two-stroke from Oulton Broad to Hickling. Based on that I suspect that 15 should do Rockland to Ranworth.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Oct-31-10 @ 10:07 PM


JennyMorgan    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 10:04 PM
  Charlie, perhaps he was sleeping it off, or walking his four legged hand-warmers.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.


goodfortune    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 10:14 PM
  Good man Halfpint (Callum)!

Smile

Lis

first "Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10

BITTERN CODE 15A


Charlie    -- Oct-31-2010 @ 11:01 PM
  Gosh they take a lot of walking don't they.  

We were there from about half 6 wednesday night through til about 11 thursday morning and didn't seee any form of life on board!

Charlie

forum girly swot-25/6/10, 23/7/10 & 3/9/10


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:18 AM
 
Hi Liz,

Ref the publicity thing - could be a good idea, in fact imho it is, we'll need a lot more than the seven craft that have signed up so far though. Still there is seven and a half months notice, plenty of time for forumites to get sorted and signed up.

Jim - Ref pole - thanks - see t'other thread.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


GaryCantley    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:41 AM
  Please could I ask that Richard is notified of any publicity you may seek for the forum with the media.

It is, after all, his baby.

Thanks

Gary.

Driving a safety boat does not constitute being a stinky.

Forum Girly Swat 20 Mar 09, 15 May 2009, 23 Oct 09 and 3 Jan 2010.


gramarg    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:43 AM
  Just thought of something, some people us included will be hiring and with the take over times been between 2-4 and some of the southern boats starting earlier than the Northern ones are we going to have some timings so we can possibly ask favours of the hiring yards for early or preferential treatment to enable us all to join in, other wise i think some people may thing this to be an owners only affair.

BITTERN CODE 42
Graham
Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:45 AM
 

Good point Gary,

Well if the Ba can have a media / correspondance officer, then so can the NBF.

Can I nominate GC?

Will someone second this nomination?

Will he accept the unpaid post?

Over to you


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


JennyMorgan    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:48 AM
  Charlie, he's renown for the long walks that he gives them, from his home to the pub, back to his home, back to the boat, on to the pub, back to his home and so on. Mind you, he is within twenty short legged walking minutes of either. Very fit dogs.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.


JennyMorgan    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:50 AM
  Re hiring, some yards offer midweek to midweek lets. Topcraft at Oulton Broad might be worth checking out.

Graham, I for one would hate to think that it was just an owners affair but I do appreciate that it is over a long weekend.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Nov-1-10 @ 7:56 AM


gramarg    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:53 AM
  I'll second it, does this mean he is now a quango?

BITTERN CODE 42
Graham
Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:59 AM
 

We'll quash the 'Owners only' affair right early in the bud.

The date is chosen to correspond with the Annual NBF Meet the following day.

Timings - Agree we need these sorting. The southern brigade are the key to this, they have further to transit and of course the tides to deal with and the bridges at Gya.  Once we know this then w'ell have some idea of their eta at Thurne mouth etc

Over to you JM


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


JennyMorgan    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 8:08 AM
  I suspect that we should allow three hours from Oulton to Reedham, an hour from Reedham to Vauxhall Bridge and then three hours to Ranworth or wherever. Based on Gary's projected low water YH YS that means 8.00 muster on OB, 8.30 depart, 4.00 ish arrival at final destination. I know some boats can cut chunks off that timing but I've been fairly generous on journey times so as to allow for a dawdler or two but still expecting 5 to 6 m.p.h. as reasonable. Please feel free to correct me if I'm hours adrift!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Nov-1-10 @ 8:09 AM


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 9:01 AM
 

JM - I make Reedham Bridge to Bure mouth 9 and a half miles, and you reckon we can do that in 1 x Hr  Gasp
Chuffin 'eck we're all going to need a tow from a proper gin palace to achieve that mate  Playful Wink


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


gramarg    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 9:13 AM
  Griff, thanks for the reply glad to get that out the way, as for the timings i was only asking so as many of the hire boats if they wished could join in i understand this is going to be a problem for the southern boats if the tide is not right, we have no problems as we are taking a weeks holiday starting the Friday from Richardsons at Stalham.


BITTERN CODE 42
Graham
Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 12:38 PM
 
Just had a thought (Yes before you go on, it did 'urt my 'ed too)

There are some forumites that choose not to attend the annual meet up at Ranworth island cos it's just 'Not their scene' fair enough, I've no issues with that and each to their own etc

Maybe just maybe however they might like to join in this 'Cruise in company' malarky though? even if not staying overnight or mudweighting at Salhouse.

Just a thought  Smile


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


Maffman100    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 5:34 PM
  Griff,

I will be at one of the meeting points b ut I cant tell you what one over 7 months in advance!

It will depend on crew etc. I will let update the thread once confirmed.

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Sunchaser    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 5:52 PM
  It's a long way ahead but "SUNCHASER" hopes to be with "THE WAVENEY" fleet.
What a pride to sail behind our right honerable leader, i can see the fireworks going off over "OULTON BROAD" now.

I think that ZAC THE DOG  would be proud if he was asked to be in charge of "THE BURE SOUTH" fleet.

All the best

Malcolm



GaryCantley    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 6:15 PM
 
quote:"......
I can see the fireworks going off over "OULTON BROAD" now.
......."



Me too. Knowing they are "getting rid" of him for at least 2 days LOL

Gary.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.


JennyMorgan    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 6:44 PM
  Griff, nine mile being the case I suspect that a rendezvous on Breydon, via St.Olaves, might be best, unless St.Olaves Bridge is a no-no for anyone. Either that or we set off half an hour earlier!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 6:57 PM
 

JM - Seems like a good idea to me, the meet on Breydon by the Berney Arms area.  This will be easier of course once we get a press ganged volunteer to be I/c of the Yare fleet, then I suggest you take charge and work out timings for Acle Bridge, Thurne Mouth, St Bennets and Malthouse Broad.

ZTD - Well volunteered for coordinating the Lower Bure from Stracey Arms to Thurne mouth (That is assuming you are going to be in attendance of course)

And we still need an i/c for the Thurne, Ant and Upper Bure fleets too.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


GaryCantley    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:07 PM
  May I suggest that Charlie's Dad is i/c of the Beccles fleet? Tinhat

Its a shame that Charlotte cant make it really. 13 weeks holiday a year but cant get a Friday off work. Not good planning really is it LOL

Gary.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.


w-album    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:29 PM
  I am hoping that any work on WR will be done in the spring (please Jason)so have put a note in the holiday book for next year that I don't want to work 24th June!!!!

I don't want to make promises and not keep them but it looks like she could be there although probably with the shortest journey

Apart from the Admiral leading the fleet perhaps we should put age before beauty! Playful Wink

Liz


w-album    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:33 PM
  Griff
Just gone into Forum events and you have set it up for the 24th JULY!
Liz


Charlie    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:34 PM
  OI Trouble maker!

I told you, he ain't allowed out without supervision.   And he definitely isn't joining in all the fun without me, which is more to the point!!!  Besides he isn't a forum member!!!!!!!!

BTW took the biggest pile of marking on the boat with me last week and worked every evening!  13 weeks holidays - thats's a joke.  If you take into account the 80 hour weeks and working both days over the weekend, I think they owe me more holiday!

(But I'd be happy to settle for one day in June!)

In fact I feel a terrible migraine coming on for that day - definitely won't be able to go to school.   Evil Grin

Charlie

forum girly swot-25/6/10, 23/7/10 & 3/9/10


jaguar    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:40 PM
 
quote:"......
Just gone into Forum events and you have set it up for the 24th JULY!
......."



liz have you not noticed that griff is getting a lot of senior moment these days, senility is setting in. Evil Grin  Evil Grin  Evil Grin


regards,Mike


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GaryCantley    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:46 PM
 
quote:"......
I told you, he ain't allowed out without supervision.   ......."



Thats easily solved, I'll supervise him.

quote:"...... Besides he isn't a forum member!!!!!!!! ......."



I am though LOL

quote:"......BTW took the biggest pile of marking on the boat with me last week and worked every evening!  13 weeks holidays - thats's a joke.  If you take into account the 80 hour weeks and working both days over the weekend, I think they owe me more holiday! ......."



Have I touched a nerve LOL

quote:"......In fact I feel a terrible migraine coming on for that day - definitely won't be able to go to school........"



And I have already found the phone number for Essex Truancy Officers, so I wouldnt try that one LOL

Now, be a good girl and get your dad signed up on the forum. You'll need somewhere to sleep after all those bottles of wine and a few brandy's at the meet. Tinhat

Gary.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.


Charlie    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 7:57 PM
  NO! simple answer - I'm not allowing him to join in without me.  


Actually - if you are offering to join him does that mean you have a secret urge to Cruise in Company on a Stinkie!!!!!    Evil Grin

GC wants to be a stinkie! ner ner ner ner ner!!!

:boat-power:   Evil Grin      Evil Grin       Evil Grin

Seriously though will run the idea past him. And yes you did touch a nerve.  Its not been a good start to the half term.

As for the idea of signing him up for the forum - he isn't at all computer literate.

Charlie

forum girly swot-25/6/10, 23/7/10 & 3/9/10


GaryCantley    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 8:03 PM
  I have been known to not only set foot on a stinky but also trade insults with stinky owners when they realised it was me at the wheel!! (standby for the picture, I'm sure your namesake will find it).

I may well be on another stinky tomorrow, not out of choice but its where the kettle will be Playful Wink

Chin up gal, only 7 weeks to your next hols LOL

Gary.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.


freetimer    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 8:19 PM
  hi

signed up, day booked off work, cant wait.

This will be our first forum meet as well, something to look forward to over the long dull winter

well done for the idea.........

oh, who's gonna pick up the Acle Dyke convoy ?

lis x

keep boating Smile   lis x


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 8:27 PM
 
Liz - Ref the july thing, yes it has been brought to my attention, I have asked a certain screwdriver keeper to amend it to 06 as in June as I don't have the right access to be able to do it mysen, as of yet he has been too busy, so if there is any other mod type person out there who could ammend it I would be gratefull, Thanks,


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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Don    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 8:39 PM
  Just a thought would it be an idea to let the BA rangers know whats happening and poss Horning sailing club and any others it may concern.

I'm loving'it

clive


elisamoose    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 8:51 PM
  Would love to cruise in company but Wroxham to Salhouse hardly counts!




halfpint    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 9:00 PM
  im really lookign forward to the cruise even thought ill prbally be the smallest boat there Smile  hehe


JennyMorgan    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 10:04 PM
  Don/Clive, other than common courtesy there is positively no reason why we should let the Rangers know, best let sleeping dogs lie.

However I can think of no reasonable reason why we shouldn't advise relevant clubs of our activities but we shouldn't expect any favours whilst they are actually racing. However, in both parties interests we might be able to negotiate a race free half hour whilst passing through their territory, but it would mean good time keeping.  

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Nov-1-10 @ 10:13 PM


littlesprite    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 10:25 PM
  Why tell anybody?

dozens of stinkies going one way, dozens of sail's going another way, chaos rules.

Evil Grin  Evil Grin  Evil Grin

martin

how can such a sleepy paradise create such passion.


Sharon&Tony    -- Nov-1-2010 @ 11:24 PM
  We are signed up, probably starting from Horning.

Are we trimming up the boats as well ?  OK I know there is probably a technical term for pretty flags  boat-power dunce

You all know what I mean!!!

Sharon & Tony

Is it Pimms O'Clock yet ?


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-2-2010 @ 12:13 AM
  Clive - Notifying official bodies i.e the Ba and the like is the remit of the NBF liason officer who has been nominated and seconded and is now a singular quango as Gramarg quite rightly suggested.

Any ideas of this scope need to be brought to the notice of G.C so he can first run them past Richard and then take the appropriate action. So these suggestions can be aired in open forum or via pm to GC.

Sharon&Tony - the 'Technical' term you refer to is 'Dress Ship' and other than the Royal Yacht is traditionaly done whilst alongside or at anchor, all those rags flapping around whilst underway is not seamanlike, having said that who says we need to stand on protocol? we onboard 'B.A' have dressing lines and will fly them for the event, whether whilst underway or on arrival at Salhouse I've no idea as of yet.  If we deploy them from our start destination the Reedcutter, then I'll have to take them down again to get under the bridges at Gya, so on a personal basis if they are to be flown whilst underway I'll probably put them up after Gya whilst transiting up the Lower Bure.

A point from me, with regards to the phtographer for the event and the rafting in ranks/mudweighting at Salhouse, I'm assuming that Ncsl will be doing this and as I've been reminded via pm that no one has asked him, I was/am taking it/him for granted which is somewhat remiss of me.  Anyway it's his own fault for being so blasted good at it!!

So to recap, where publicity and the like is concerned with other bodies and organisations, please by all means discuss them here on open forum or via pm as the mood takes you but I ask that they be run past Richard via GC for the go ahead, otherwise we could end up embaressing ourselves and have numerous requests / notifications to the same bodies which will make us lot seem somewhat disorganised, well I'm sure you know what I mean.

Thanks,


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk

This message was edited by BroadAmbition on Nov-2-10 @ 8:43 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-2-2010 @ 12:20 AM
 
Elisamoose  Would love to cruise in company but Wroxham to Salhouse hardly counts!

Which is why I thought that the Upper Bure crowd could arrange to meet / loose mudweight in Malthouse Broad and await the arrival of the fleet and tag on there as the convoy does a circuit of Malthouse Broad and then onwards to Salhouse


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


JennyMorgan    -- Nov-2-2010 @ 8:07 AM
  To those of you contemplating only a short cruise, why not start at one of the extremities?

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.
The Broads is NOT a National Park.


gramarg    -- Nov-2-2010 @ 1:34 PM
 
quote:"......
Would love to cruise in company but Wroxham to Salhouse hardly counts!
......."


You are quite welcome to boost the numbers of the ant fleet, and join us at St benets.

BITTERN CODE 42
Graham
Member of cider lovers united
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ADI    -- Nov-2-2010 @ 8:04 PM
  Count me in just signed up Smile



Regards Adi, Michelle, Beck, and one on the way due 5th Jan


fidear45    -- Nov-4-2010 @ 12:27 PM
  We just signed up too.

Still a hopefully at the moment as big cheeses meeting for business is that week (it moves all the time)Will try VVVVVVVV hard to be there. Will be there Sat if not.

What sort of half hearted commitment is that eh ....

Life is too short

M&F


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-4-2010 @ 12:47 PM
  Better late than never I spose and another proper woody joining in the fray  Smile


Griff

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This message was edited by BroadAmbition on Nov-4-10 @ 1:17 PM


littlesprite    -- Nov-4-2010 @ 1:12 PM
  I'm hoping to get to the meet on Saturday and if possible the cruise on Friday,
Should I sign up even though I won't be sure about Friday until much closer to the time?

martin

how can such a sleepy paradise create such passion.


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-4-2010 @ 1:13 PM
 
By all means, I can always take your boat name off if you can't make it.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


fidear45    -- Nov-4-2010 @ 1:14 PM
  OK I'll bite what is Joing yorkshire speak for??

M

Life is too short

M&F


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-4-2010 @ 1:18 PM
 

You've got me there!!

(Ok I'll admit to just a small edit then)  Playful Wink


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


littlesprite    -- Nov-4-2010 @ 1:25 PM
  OK. I'm signed up,
I haven,t filled in the donation section as It's all uncertain but will obviously bring the nectar of Gods if I make it.

martin

how can such a sleepy paradise create such passion.


SternMoor    -- Nov-5-2010 @ 5:46 PM
  Hi Griff, are we going to play Wagner's Ride of the
Valkyries, exclaiming that we love the smell of diesel in
the morning, as we go through Horning!!!  Evil Grin  Actually I
do/did like the smell of avtur in the morning.  Smile

"Truth is the Daughter of Time"

Keith


Sharon&Tony    -- Nov-5-2010 @ 7:15 PM
  It has just dawned on me that we never saw the panoramic photo that Paul took at the meet this year, of everyone sat on the front of the boats whilst moored on the island.
Can someone direct me too it? As I am sure there will be link somewhere.

Cheers

Sharon & Tony

Is it Pimms O'Clock yet ?


jaguar    -- Nov-5-2010 @ 7:57 PM
  boat not yet booked but, we will be there.


regards,Mike


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goodfortune    -- Nov-7-2010 @ 4:13 PM
  VERY pleased to say that with the recommendation of fidear45 (Martin), we have been able to book a hotel for the evening of Saturday 25th June in Crostwick.  This is the hotel fidear45 mentions in his tale of the inaugural overnight cruise of Malanka and the hotel receptionist couldn't have been more pleasant, though it's right in the middle of the wedding period, they were prepared to book for one night (most require minimum two nights in the season) and were happy to accept our little dog.

Lisa

So...roll on June.

Lisa

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fidear45    -- Nov-7-2010 @ 6:26 PM
  Just to add that this hotel has an outdoor pool and lovely function room too. The staff are pleasant the breakfast is superb (you can mix and match the items from the full English menu)it is served piping hot with toast, tea, coffee and or hot chocolate (with milk ) for the children. We have stayed there 4 times now and we think its lovely.

Life is too short

M&F


ncsl    -- Nov-8-2010 @ 8:23 AM
  Theres the picture link
http://www.the-broads.co.uk/fileattachments/w/webpano2010.jpg

I still have some pictures available at £15.00 incl p&p The size is 8 x 20 unframed.



Regards
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Maffman100    -- Nov-8-2010 @ 5:28 PM
  I am liking the idea of watching the racing on Oulton Broad on the Thursday night but we are due to have my in-laws staying for a couple of nights that week. If we head south that means they may need to stay for longer..........

Lisa-Did you explore the remote change over option?

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
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gramarg    -- Nov-9-2010 @ 1:06 PM
 
quote:"......
we have been able to book a hotel for the evening of Saturday 25th June
......."


Thats providing you aren't horizontal before you get there and the ferry pilots not under the influence.

Graham
British by Birth,
Yorkshire by the grace of God

Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10


JennyMorgan    -- Nov-9-2010 @ 2:22 PM
  Graham, if Yorkshire is so great then why do Yorkshiremen keep coming to Norfolk?

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


PizzaLover    -- Nov-9-2010 @ 3:03 PM
  "That's providing ... that the ferry pilot is not under the influence."

He won't be drinking the falling down water.
There is always the worry of an overdose of Polo Mints though.
And if someone brings a traction engine, there's no chance of the ferry running properly.


gramarg    -- Nov-9-2010 @ 4:41 PM
  Still need to holiday somewhere Jm, i'm sure we can bring some polo's to keep him going Tony, mint or fruit.

Graham


Member of cider lovers united
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PizzaLover    -- Nov-9-2010 @ 7:50 PM
  Either... though I think that mint is preferred.
But I suspect that we'll just have to stop off at Roys Pick And Mix to get fuel - so the ferryman will be well stocked.


goodfortune    -- Nov-9-2010 @ 8:42 PM
  Graham, haha, whatever are you suggesting????

And PL it's your young chap Jake on the ferry isn't it?  We shall have to educate his tastebuds with some proper mint - Kendal Mint Cake from the wonderful NorthWEST of England. Brown, white, chocolate covered.  (Trying to get the remaining brain cell to note we must bring some to "pay the ferryman".)

Really looking forward to it...

Lis





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BITTERN CODE 15A


gramarg    -- Nov-10-2010 @ 10:23 AM
  Tony, i will bring him some Yorkshire mixture to keep him going, and before anyone comments it is a selection of boiled sweets of various concoctions fruit flavoured and mint. And if he is really bored I'll bring him our Mamod traction engine to play with.

Graham


Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10


PizzaLover    -- Nov-10-2010 @ 10:47 AM
  Gosh - Kendal Mint Cake and Yorkshire Mixture.
He'll be on a sugar high for days.
I've made a note... if we do go to Roys, it won't be to buy their Pick-n-Mix, it will be to buy toothpaste.

Yep, GF, Jake will probably be Meet FerryMaster again... unless anything very irritating gets in the way.

> Edit to fix deeply offensive misspelling of Cumbria confectionery.  

This message was edited by PizzaLover on Nov-10-10 @ 10:51 AM


fidear45    -- Nov-10-2010 @ 6:19 PM
  To be honest when I and my friends used to walk all over Kinder Falls / Eskdale and so on we used to regard chocolate covered mint cake as strictly for the girly tourists.

Brown mint cake was the beastie of choice for the macho men when I was a teenager.

A sugar hit like you wouldn't believe before the time of politically correct snacks, energy drinks and food. A time when corduroy was the fabric of choice for out door clothing  north of J3 on the M1.

Life is too short

M&F


yogibear    -- Nov-12-2010 @ 1:08 AM
  If this floats (and the jury is out at the minute) I'd like to join the Waveney group please...

"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...


w-album    -- Nov-12-2010 @ 7:35 AM
  Hi Yogi - Nice to hear from you - which one are we looking at? Jacqueline or the ?Aston???

If you can't get on the water in time you are welcome on the 'other younger Delight'

Don't forget to call in and get those photos.
Liz
Me thinks not Jacqueline on more careful looking

This message was edited by w-album on Nov-12-10 @ 7:37 AM


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-12-2010 @ 7:52 AM
 

Hi Yogi, not heard from you in an age, nowt on your project thread either.  How's it going?  Need the boat name of whichever one you intend to be floating on for the C-in-C


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


easyrider    -- Nov-12-2010 @ 8:26 AM
  Hi Griff, I will be hiring "Bittern" from Wispering Reeds for the cruise in company and the meet

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-12-2010 @ 11:48 AM
 

Right you are, list updated at start of this thread. If I miss anyone or get the details wrong, then pm me and I'll amend etc.

24 x Craft now, and counting . . . .


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


Maffman100    -- Nov-12-2010 @ 12:14 PM
  Griff,

Put Eveniong Shadow down as a TBA start location (most likely is on the Waveny but I am still working on SHMBO...)

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-12-2010 @ 12:18 PM
 
Done as requested.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


yogibear    -- Nov-13-2010 @ 12:46 AM
  Erm...... sorry, the boat name would have been useful.  dunce

I'm intending to bring Chloe Jane (Y668) but if it all goes horribly wrong I have a plan B and will borrow (read commandeer) something suitable!

You are right Griff, my restoration thread is shamefully neglected but Chloe Jane is swallowing huge chunks of time and I am in the unpleasant position of either repairing the boat or writing about it as the days are no longer of an adequate length to allow both!!

Liz, poor Jacqueline remains untouched whilst I try and get Chloe Jane under control. Unfortunately the latter has had over 1500 hours in the last twelve months which has meant nothing else has moved forward in the slightest. I'm thinking of having her shipped down to Buntingford so I can do her at work but need to find someone able to shift 5 tons of rotting hulk a hundred miles and leave me with somehing I can recognise on arrival!

Dave

"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...


easyrider    -- Nov-13-2010 @ 9:37 PM
  So Mike, it looks like I'm in your flotilla, hope your getting the beers in Playful  Cheers

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


jaguar    -- Nov-13-2010 @ 10:09 PM
  jim, if you are on your own on bittern there is a first class fridge and also enough storage for beer for us all.lol. Evil Grin


regards,Mike


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Maffman100    -- Nov-13-2010 @ 10:13 PM
  Griff,

You are getting your Shadows mixed up!
Moonlight Shadow was on the Waveney list
and Evening Shadow is a TBA....

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
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jaguar    -- Nov-13-2010 @ 10:24 PM
  not another griff senior moment,will soon need to take shoe and socks off to count them all. Evil Grin  Evil Grin  Evil Grin


regards,Mike


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littlesprite    -- Nov-13-2010 @ 10:49 PM
  He's got me in the Thurne flotilla and I'm moored at Stalham, which used to be on the Ant.

That damn BA have been dredging again Wink

martin

how can such a sleepy paradise create such passion.


BOATERS    -- Nov-13-2010 @ 11:07 PM
  We shall be there on Serendipity  for the Bure contingent at the moment ,but may have a few days "down south " and come from there if we can   Smile

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,

This message was edited by BOATERS on Nov-13-10 @ 11:08 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-14-2010 @ 8:20 PM
 

Righto Forumites - Changes and additions edited onto the first post. It should be in order now once again.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-17-2010 @ 5:21 PM
 
Now then,

When signing up on the 'Forum Events' (Down in Red at the bottom of the page) please could you enter in the 'Any other donation's box your intended start destination. this does not have to be set in stone and can be altered nearer the time to suit oneself etc

Any guesses on the final number attending this event? so far we have 27 craft and it's not even December yet.

This could be bigger than a bag of big things.  exciting times ahead methinks.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


Lynsey1983    -- Nov-22-2010 @ 2:41 PM
  Wishing my life away looking forward to this now lol  LOL

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


ADI    -- Nov-22-2010 @ 9:50 PM
  mmmmmm I'm sure BA was down on the Yare flotilla last time i looked, oh well maybe i'm going mad  Question


Regards Adi, Michelle, Beck,
and one on the way due 5th Jan


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-22-2010 @ 10:15 PM
 

Mad?

I wouldn't say your mad, maybe a little miffed sometimes  Playful Wink

Yes 'B.A' was down for the Yare contingent, however G.C has other things in hand so there is now no need for me to dash across to Reedham to collect him.  To be honest I'm not sure yet where we are starting from, it maybe the Ant (Hill) mob or we may go down to Stracey and pick up the Waveney and Yare flotilla there. Depends on the rest of my crew at the time I suppose.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


Lynsey1983    -- Nov-23-2010 @ 2:06 PM
  Still can't wait 212 days EEEEEEEE  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


gramarg    -- Nov-23-2010 @ 2:36 PM
  Looking a the number of crews from up North we can have a convoy just getting there LOL
Breakfast meet up ? A17ish or anywhere else
Graham


Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10

This message was edited by gramarg on Nov-23-10 @ 2:37 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-23-2010 @ 3:13 PM
 

We will be travelling down on the Thursday evening, and seeing as there will be eight of us, I should be astride my beloved Tiger of course.  No traffic jams or hold ups for me then  Smile


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


Lynsey1983    -- Nov-24-2010 @ 8:18 AM
  Sounds like a plan to me Graham  Playful Wink

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-25-2010 @ 7:38 AM
 

Can i just recap that this event 'The NBF Cruise in Company' is open to all members whether they be owners or hirers, stinky's or Rag-n-Sticks, Rag-n-Sticks will however for this event require some 'Proper' propulsion and have to leave their rags firmly stowed away!

Forum Newbies, whether you have been a member for only a day, and whether you post every day or only once a year - all welcome

I would ask that those that are intending to attend that you preferably have a Forum flag flying (Available from the forum shop) or print and display the forum logo for your chosen craft.

Thanks,


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


goodfortune    -- Nov-25-2010 @ 3:59 PM
  I feel we've made headway on our personal plans for the Cruise in Company, viz...

1. Thursday night mooring at Oulton Broad booked (first one in new BLACK mooring register for 2011 - hope they remember it's the black one for moorings, our booking was looking decidedly lonely last week!)

2. Hotel booked for Saturday night.

3. Remote handover of shared ownership boat mooted and accepted by next party of cruisers. Potential new forum members?

4. Flagpole bought from BillMaxted and flag attached.

5. Small Terrier taught to whistle "Ride of the Valkyrie" and SternMoor ever ready to quote "I love the smell of diesel in the mornings"...

Lisa

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BITTERN CODE 15A


yogibear    -- Nov-26-2010 @ 11:43 PM
  212 days! Only 212 - gulp!

How am I possibly going to teach my b****y boat to swim in just 212 days!

Its not the water wings - got those. Its the 33 foot swimming costume thats the problem, and thats a lot of lycra!  

"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...

This message was edited by steve on Nov-27-10 @ 8:28 AM


BroadAmbition    -- Nov-27-2010 @ 12:21 AM
 

And then you'll also need one for the boat  Evil Grin

Suggest 'Digit out'  tounge-in-cheek


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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zacthedog    -- Nov-27-2010 @ 8:06 AM
  ' I should be astride my beloved Tiger of course'
Griff, to see mudweighting on salhouse should be interesting Evil Grin  didn't know triumph made water wings for your bike Playful Wink  trust you to own a bike with the phrase 'umph' in it

Gary
1hr 30mins 60mls away
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halfpint    -- Nov-27-2010 @ 9:55 PM
  ive got to finsh halfpint before the cruise shudent be to much trouble ill get a flag already planne on gettign one need a flag pole though looking forward to the cruise Smile  

'use a little bit of sunlight'
a wonderful sayen when you get ur head around it


BroadAmbition    -- Dec-16-2010 @ 7:40 PM
  OOOOooohhhhhh,

Have I got a nice suprise for those in attendance on the NBF Cruise-in-Company.

It is still early days of course and it is not yet set in stone but the booking has been made and all being well we are in for a right treat.

We are going to be humbled and awed by the attendance of this Iconic Broads treasure at Salhouse Broad on Friday 24th June.

Now then I expect most of you have already worked out what I'm nattering on about?

What is arguably the most iconic scene/picture of the Broads that those of us that are hooked immediatly think of?

Who is this special guest that will be in attendance?

She is a very old lady loved by all and she is planning to grace us with her attendance.

Just who/what am I mardling on about then?


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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This message was edited by BroadAmbition on Dec-16-10 @ 7:59 PM


jaguar    -- Dec-16-2010 @ 7:51 PM
  sounds like ALBION  to me


regards,Mike


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arthur99    -- Dec-16-2010 @ 7:53 PM
  Either ALBION

or Ginger Spice



All the best


Arthur


Alone1    -- Dec-16-2010 @ 8:01 PM
  How are you going to get Hunsett Mill and the House to Salhouse Griff? Question

Bob Huppendoun

Be careful what you do and say -- you never know who is watching and listening!


BroadAmbition    -- Dec-16-2010 @ 8:04 PM
 
  Smile

Who knows what I'm capable of when I put my mind to it?

  Smile


Griff

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Lynsey1983    -- Dec-17-2010 @ 7:53 AM
  Come on Griff spill it then, who you on about lol  Playful

Lynsey

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zacthedog    -- Dec-17-2010 @ 10:16 AM
  if she is old she could be lord paul and the bikini, i would say maud or albion or Mrs G

Gary
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goodfortune    -- Dec-17-2010 @ 10:51 AM
  Really?  I was leaning more toward thinking it might be HRH - was already wondering which hat I should wear in her majesty's company.

L LOL

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BITTERN CODE 15A


jaguar    -- Dec-17-2010 @ 10:54 AM
 
quote:"......
  Who knows what I'm capable of when I put my mind to it?
......."


mind, what mind? Evil Grin  Evil Grin  Evil Grin


regards,Mike


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BroadAmbition    -- Dec-17-2010 @ 12:38 PM
 
Ooooohhhhhhh ZTD  Scared

or Mrs G

You are going to be in so much trouble over that one, especially if MrsG 'Accidentally' reads it, and YES she is coming to the C-in-C and the meet.



Maybe the much loved lady attending is our Adnams Girl? - much loved by all and all that (But our Carol is no where old enough Evil Grin  )


Griff

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gramarg    -- Dec-17-2010 @ 6:55 PM
  ZTD i think parts of your anatomy maybe removed with your
last comment

Graham


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ncsl    -- Dec-17-2010 @ 8:33 PM
  At least i have the figure to sport the bikin.


next year it could be a mankini   lol

Regards
Lord Paul
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BroadAmbition    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 11:32 AM
  Ok enough already!!!!

Yes the special guest is indeed 'Albion'  Cheers

I came up with idea a while ago, passed the idea through to G.C (Who will have got the go-ahead from Richard) then of course got in touch with Marshman.

Albion will be at Salhouse Broad on her mudweight for our arrival.  The NBF flotilla will then raft up either side of her for the photo shoot. Albion will be dressed overall with the coloured bunting lines as will those of us that wish to.  I hope to run up the Standard NBF forum flag on Albion for the photo shoot as well.

Without saying too much subject to confirmation there will be other organisations attending so this will be a huge coup for the NBF with much publicity, and Albion flying the NBF standard whilst at mudweight with the rest of us.

Now there are some restrictions where visitors onboard Albion are concerned.  When Albion is alongside visitors are easily accommodated when she is on a mudweight however it is more of a high risk and if there any accidents then the trust that runs here will be in serious trouble.  So if you intend to go onboard Albion you MUST have your own buoyancy aid on at ALL times and there is a maxium of twelve persons onboard at any time. Then there is the issue of forumites having to cross each others boats to reach Albion of course.

I would therefore assume it would be better to visit onboard Albion when she is alongside the staithe at Salhouse after the photo shoot.

That leads onto the issue that Albion has to depart Salhouse no later than 1830-ish back to Ludham. (Marshman has now confirmed this)

J.M - you need now to organise the southern flotilla and get your fingers out so we can all meet up en-route and arrive at Salhouse no later than say 1600 - Can you do it?



Now for my next task, I rather like the idea of a fly-past, anyone know a pilot form the memorial flight? or the Vulcan flight?  Cool Indifference


Griff

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This message was edited by BroadAmbition on Jan-18-11 @ 12:22 PM


ADI    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 2:12 PM
  All sounds good Griff, a flypast from the Vulcan would be the icing on the cake.

P.S this thread comfirms how much an icon Albion is on the broads with most people guessing right, and rightfully so, she deserves it.


Regards Adi, Michelle, Beck,
and one on the way due 5th Jan


JennyMorgan    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 2:58 PM
  Griff, no problems from this end. Up North there might be, getting Yogi afloat!

1500 hrs doesn't allow much room for error though, a spot of research needed. Will work on that over the Xmas break.

Re a flypast, hugely expensive, unless something just happens to be near and handy and up there. If you are serious though 'Old Frank' on Speakers Corner has a friend with an airworthy Spit, I could ask.

Just a thought, I wonder if White Moth
http://www.norfolksailingholidays.co.uk/
is free that weekend? Be a good boat to hire for a large group of overgrown lads!

In the new year I shall open a thread dedicated to the Southern Flotilla.

Good to see that a sailing boat is taking pride of place Playful Wink

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Dec-18-10 @ 8:50 PM


Siddy    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 4:29 PM
  Theres a few spare Harrier jumpjets knocking about this week - wouldn't need a flypass it would just drop in.

What a waste they stopped using them.

Siddy


Charlie    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 4:31 PM
  Hi Griff
Unfortunately we are about 2 years to late.  Up until 2008 my dad's cousin was second in command of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.  

However, keep a close eye on their website as they will soon publish next years's program and if in the area they will quite often do a quick detour.  

We had a fly past (with wing waggling) at my school a couple of years ago as they were at the Clacton airshow anyway and knew that I had a staff training day in school.  (It earnt me major brownie points with the boss who is a bit of a plane nut!)



Charlie

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steve    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 4:47 PM
  hi all ,
well back in 2006 ,if anyone remembers lol the first island meet up we did have , we did have actually a fly past to open up the meet up lol ,if i remember rightly , a mustang possably a spitfire lol , im sure someone will correct me if im wrong lol

steve and vicky


gramarg    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 6:17 PM
  Re Timings, it will most prbably covered in the New year, Is there any chance of the few members who are hiring can get their boats early i am thinking of us and at least two other crews leaving Stalham, if this going to be a
big media event and looking at the comments so far i do not doubt it is there anything can be done letters,press release etc, just to give them a nudge.

Graham


Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09 12/02/10


w-album    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 6:39 PM
  Brilliant work
Will we be giving a donation to the Wherry Trust - I assume a big bucket needs to be handed across the boats?

I have every intention of coming but don't want to make promises I cant keep. I will need someone to drop the mudweight!!!!(and lift it). I am a ????
Liz


JennyMorgan    -- Dec-18-2010 @ 8:53 PM
  Re Harriers, we had one drop in at the Lowestoft Airshow a few years ago, splash!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


yogibear    -- Dec-19-2010 @ 1:07 AM
  How about this sort of a fly past?




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI7ujwuKwzE&feature=related



"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...


BroadAmbition    -- Dec-19-2010 @ 8:20 AM
 
Albion - I would hope that those forumites that go onboard here for a look-see will chuck something in her bucket.  Even better sign up for the yearly membership.

Fly past - Those that know about websites of desirable aircraft - would you keep en eye on them and nearer the time I'll fire off a request for a divert if there is anything in the area

JM - Your friend with the Spit - that would be just wonderful if he is up and about on the day

With regards to Hire craft being released early enough to make the venue, nearer the time I could fire off a request if asked, once we have firmed up the publicity side of things.  There are now around twenty nine craft signed up.

Timings for the actual cruise - is down to the southern contingent as to what time the expect to arrive at Acle Bridge then onto Salhouse via a circuit of Malthouse Broad where they will collect the final contingent (Bure flotilla) so the earlier they can clear the Bridges at GYA the better.


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk


JennyMorgan    -- Dec-19-2010 @ 9:07 AM
  Re Yarmouth Bridge, or more to the point, the Yacht Station, getting there early is easy enough, three to three and half hours from Oulton, that's not the problem. The desirability of plugging the tide up the Bure might be a problem for smaller craft. Three hours from the Yacht Station to the Albion would mean passing through the Yacht Station at 1200hrs, at the latest, and I think the tide will still be sluicing out at that time. Anyone yet know the tide at the YS at that time, for sure? Previous suggestions indicate a comfortable passage through YH at about 1300 with arrival about 1600 being most likely.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Dec-19-10 @ 9:11 AM


BroadAmbition    -- Dec-19-2010 @ 9:12 AM
 

Having just had a look-see at the tide tables it falls very kindly.

Fri 24th June - Low water is at 1020, Slack water is at 1120

That allows you to pass through at 1100 with not much tide to worry about at all


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


JennyMorgan    -- Dec-19-2010 @ 9:15 AM
  Plus an hour for the YS, seems perfect.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


Sunchaser    -- Dec-19-2010 @ 3:20 PM
  To The Commodore of The Waveney Flottila.
Peter can all of your fleet get under St Olaves bridge?
Cutting out The New Cut.
I can.
Don't know about Half Pint, when Callum adds a couple more decks.

Malcolm


JennyMorgan    -- Dec-19-2010 @ 5:11 PM
  St. Olaves is a factor, will folk let me know please what they think. Half Pint will probably be coming down the Yare. Yes, we can meet at Reedham rather than the Dicky Works, it will add journey time, any idea how much?

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


Maffman100    -- Jan-6-2011 @ 10:49 AM
  I reckon the detour will add around 90mins to the journey time.

and stick me down for the Waveney fleet.......

Matt

Edited to say I am an idiot-It will take 90mins to go that way but possibly about 45 mins the other way. Therefore additional time will be about 45 mins! I think.......

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
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This message was edited by Maffman100 on Jan-15-11 @ 8:31 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-6-2011 @ 10:58 AM
 

Waveney Fleet - Done as requested.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


fidear45    -- Jan-15-2011 @ 9:17 AM
  Mods is it possible to make this thread sticky at all??

Life is too short

M&F


SternMoor    -- Jan-15-2011 @ 6:21 PM
  Just a thought Griff, if we can't get a fly past from our lot, how about sounding out the Americans at Lakenheath or Mildenhall.  I don't know what flies out of there these days, presumably the big transports at Mildenhall and the fighter stuff out of Lakenheath. A C130 Hercules is pretty impressive in a low fly by.  The American B2 is an impressive looking aircraft also.  When I was in the R.A.F. our lot tended to be a bit po faced over the question of jollies unless you were a beauty queen or a VIP, whereas the Americans were far easier going.  I can write to the respective commanding officers if all your options go down the toilet.  Another thought occurs having said all that, Marham, if they have some Tornadoes out and about on that day, they might be prepared to divert one for a quick fly past and then put on reheat, that'll clear out your ear wax.  Wink

Keith - PR4

"Truth is the Daughter of Time"

"...But where's Hoveton?!!!"


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-15-2011 @ 6:55 PM
 

Great Stuff,

As of yet I have not written/called anyone with regards to any sort of flypast.

So I gratefully accept Keith's offer (Sternmoor) to be i/c of securing some sort of flypast if at all possible.

What a gent - Very good of you sir  Smile


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


SternMoor    -- Jan-15-2011 @ 7:38 PM
  You're welcome Griff, can't make any promises, but I will give it a go.  I'll copy any correspondence to you so that you know of any progress or otherwise.

Keith - PR4

"Truth is the Daughter of Time"

"...But where's Hoveton?!!!"


Don    -- Jan-15-2011 @ 8:29 PM
  I am only guessing or thinking out loud but would the fly past be possible as the northern broads is the flight path for Norwich and theres all them planes and choppers that fly in on a daily basis.

clive


Maffman100    -- Jan-15-2011 @ 8:33 PM
  You just can't (Lisa is that right or should it be cannot? Wink ) beat the peace and tranquility of Salhouse Board on a Friday afternoon....... Wink

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
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Gary&Clair    -- Jan-15-2011 @ 9:37 PM
  Hi Griff!!!
Quote "Can i just recap that this event 'The NBF Cruise in Company' is open to all members whether they be owners or hirers, stinky's or Rag-n-Sticks, Rag-n-Sticks will however for this event require some 'Proper' propulsion and have to leave their rags firmly stowed away!"

Rag n Stick is due to attend - Are you up to the challenge of having a sail????

Attached pic of Tobago towing ragnstick with Broad Ambition gracefully passing.

Looking forward to seeing everybody this time and trying to remember those that we have already met!!!



You never own a wooden boat, your only its keeper!


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 12:14 AM
 

Please do,

Recap away to your hearts content  Smile


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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Perfectlady9    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 8:17 AM
  Quote "Can i just recap that this event 'The NBF Cruise in Company' is open to all members whether they be owners or hirers, stinky's or Rag-n-Sticks, Rag-n-Sticks will however for this event require some 'Proper' propulsion and have to leave their rags firmly stowed away!"

I will have you know I can go just as fast with the sails up as with the outboard (wind permitting of course) !!! Evil Grin

Doug   boat-sail


easyrider    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 9:54 AM
  Yes Doug, but can you go in a straight line Evil Grin

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 10:08 AM
 
You've gotta be joking, they can't even do that with proper propulsion, let alone when the rags are up  Evil Grin


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


Gary&Clair    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 12:28 PM
  We found that straight lines are fine, its the turns that cause the problems LOL

You never own a wooden boat, your only its keeper!

Edited, cos I have problems putting the words in the right order, must be withdrawal symptom!!!

This message was edited by Gary&Clair on Jan-16-11 @ 1:16 PM


BuffaloBill    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 2:06 PM
  boat-sail  Exterminate

Tinhat Evil Grin


The days are drawing out so summers on the way


Sunchaser    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 2:39 PM
  What about THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS.
The largest flotilla was 148 tug boats in The Netherlands, 16th June 2007.
Ours is a weeks difference, four years later.

WE ARE SAILING, WE ARE SAILING.......

We need another 118 boats!!!


Malcolm


Gary&Clair    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 2:47 PM
  We haven't signed up yet as not sure where we're going to be joining from, so only 116 needed as we have a hire boat and sailer joining!!!

You never own a wooden boat, your only her keeper!


BuffaloBill    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 3:05 PM
  Whats the tally so far then Griff?
Not added us yet as not sure where we will be.


The days are drawing out so summers on the way


Sunchaser    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 3:55 PM
  Griff updates the tally on page 1.


BuffaloBill    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 5:26 PM
  Sorry....forgot dunce Confused


The days are drawing out so summers on the way


JennyMorgan    -- Jan-16-2011 @ 8:35 PM
  The Guinness Book of Records idea is rather good. We could do it! Perhaps we could arrange it to coincide with the 3RR?

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


Mirage    -- Jan-17-2011 @ 1:39 PM
  Just signed up for C in C, already signed in for the meet.

Almost certain will be departing ex Horning. That's unless we can get more time out, in which case it could be Stokesby or Acle! Wink



Simon & Sonia

Corsica

"There's a whole new day tomorrow that hasn't started yet"


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-17-2011 @ 2:04 PM
 

Tks,

List updated.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


Perfectlady9    -- Jan-17-2011 @ 5:35 PM
  Griff,
PL9 planned to be in the Thurne start but as I will have to rely on 5 small horses I might need a head start and you can catch me up somewhere past Horning  Playful

Doug.  boat-sail


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-17-2011 @ 5:42 PM
 
Right you are Doug,  List updated.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


Gary&Clair    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 9:50 AM
  Hi Griff, We have just signed up, we will be on the River Bure at South Walsham on the Friday morning, as its our first time please advise of times and which flotilla we will be joining, I am guessing it would be Acle? forum flag ordered already, looking forward to it Smile

Clair

You never own a wooden boat, your only her keeper!


fidear45    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 10:46 AM
  Oh yes I finally did it. Forum flag is winging its way to Belgium as I type this.

So everyone on the cruise will recognise the tiny flag on the big white woodie..

Mrs Fidear refuses (so far) to let me buy a lancashire flag (she hails from the enemy camp) still working on it.

Life is too short

M&F


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 12:15 PM
 
I'll update the list shortly.

Clair - I'll stick you in the Bure flotilla (It can always be changed later on if you wish)

Timings will be published nearer the time once we know for sure what the eta is of the Waveney/Yare crowd at Thurne Mouth, They will then pick up the Bure and Ant flotillas both at St Benets and Malthouse Broad.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 12:28 PM
 

M&F - About time you got your forum flag ordered, hopedully others partaking in the C-in-C will be doing the same.

Now then a flag for the stern of Malanka.

May I humbly suggest that seeing as your Boss hails from Gods Country (Yorkshire) and Malanka is indeed a grand Lady that deserves much respect and admiration (Quite rightly so imho) that you are outvoted 2 - 1.

A Yorkshire Rose on the stern end would sit very nicely and match the one onboard 'B.A' for the times when we are cruising in company. I know a good contact/supplier for a Yorkshire Rose flag.

Please make sure Mrs Fidear sees this post  Evil Grin


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


gramarg    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 12:45 PM
  Broadland Sun will be flagged Forum and Yorkshire Rose, flag already got forum flag purchase this month.
Now what about communications looking at the size od the fleet it could be strtched over  a couple of miles more if more join as antticipated. i have sounded out my company for some communications (radios) PMR446 will be the option i know some of you have VHF maritime and the the licence to go with them. My thoughts are for the radios to be ditributed among the flotilla Commodores? Range is a bit sketchy poss 5-6 miles so what does anyone think?.  
Graham


Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10

This message was edited by gramarg on Jan-18-11 @ 12:50 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 12:46 PM
 

Right,  I've updated the first post on this thread, a bit more information in there now. Please refresh yourselves with it if you would be so kind.  Thanks,


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


Sunchaser    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 2:13 PM
  Salhouse by 15.00?
Is this time going to be achievable for the Southerners?
Slack water Yarmouth 11.20.
To come accross Breydon with the tide, would need to hit Yarmouth by 11.00.
Wait Yarmouth for tide to change 12.00.
Yarmouth to Salhouse 4.5 to 5 hrs = 17.00
Back to Malthouse 1 hr = 18.00?

Don't forget rag and sticks have to have an afternoon siesta boat-sail

Can i make a suggestion.

FRIDAY 24th.
If the Northern Flottila's could meet up with The Southerners at say Acle or Thurne Mouth then everybody could join together to arrive at approx 16.00. at Malthouse Broad.

SATURDAY 25th
Flottila could leave Malthouse at 09.00 at sail through Horning to Malthouse, turn around and back to Malthouse by 10.30.
Photo's etc.
Then those going to the meet could sort themselves out, and other can then go their own way.
This would also allow other members to join on the Saturday morning making numbers up.

Hope that I have not stirred the sh.. but my mind is working overtime.

Soon be Summer.

Malcolm

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BuffaloBill    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 3:42 PM
  Earlier JM said"Previous suggestions indicate a
comfortable passage through YH at about 1300 with
arrival about 1600 being most likely."
To me this sounds about right. Any earlier and you
would still be against the tide on the Bure as it
still runs out after the tide has turned on Breydon.
After 1300hrs, you would make "progress" as us bikers
say!  Playful Wink  The journey upstream would be easier and
probably faster as there will be more tide with you.
If its a Friday meet at Acle say, then many wouldn't
make it due to work commitments.
Just my thoughts.


The days are drawing out so summers on the way


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 3:57 PM
 
Malcolm - You nearly gave me a 'canary fit' there.

Suggested arrival time at salhouse is 1500 not 1300 and that is on the FRIDAY 24TH

The Malthouse is just a lap of the Broad to collect the Bure crowd (And show off a bit admitadly)

Any references to Saturday 25th - then it comes under the thread concerned with the 2011 Annual NBF meet which is of course the day after the Cruise - in - Company

Hope this clears it up a bit


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Sunchaser    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 5:10 PM
  Sorry Griff, I was working on Essex real time
Not Norfolk time.
I did say my mind was working overtime.
And it was only a suggestion.
  Confused Scared  Mad  Blush  dunce

Malcolm


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 5:55 PM
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your thoughts - most welcome.

Yes it is a Friday meet, this day/date was picked to coincide with the annual NBF meet the following day and also to make it easier for hirers (as Saturday is generally changeover day of course)

With regards to tides and timings, we are estricted by the availability of Albion. a 1600 arrival time at Salhouse for the flotilla is do-able but 1500 would be better, I have every confidence in J.M to achieve this.


Griff

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goodfortune    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 7:46 PM
  Matt/Fidear45, please do not let on to Mrs Fidear or that Griff person, but as son and heir played for the Red Rose County I may be able to sequester an appropriate drapeau within your luggage.  Moonlight Shadow shall be sporting a (very small) additional national flag in addition to the Ensign so we won't be needing it temporarily...

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goodfortune    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 8:24 PM
  Errm, excuse me Mr Griff, could I have a word with Maisie please? Ah there you are my dear, Miss Leigh here.  

I've been thinking of our "particular" needs Maisie and whilst I've scanned through the thread I haven't been able to identify a spreadsheet or table to list the boats which belong to us canines and those whose slaves don't have a tender.  I mean Maisie, my friend, as we raft up for the night (and won't that be brilliant? The smells that will fill the air - all the human food and the different meals for we VIP cruisers!), how will we get to take our comfort breaks unless we are relatively close together and somedog has organised his or her slaves to ferry us for walkies/out?  

My slaves don't have a tender. Yes I know, I should organise better, but they have nothing to offer.  Do you know anyone who can help?  I can instruct my female slave to keep a database of dogs on the Cruise in Company if you think it would be a good idea, but she's a simple soul and unless you feel it would be a good idea I won't trouble her poor brain cell.  (After all I sometimes have to remind her about treat time, can you imagine a slave forgetting that?)

Let me know Maisie, got to go, slave wants to check her email.  It isn't as easy as it used to be is it?

Kind Regards,

Miss Leigh, the small terrier in the large red lifejacket

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fidear45    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 8:36 PM
  Dear Miss Leigh,

Rest assured a white rose flag/ensign/burgee or even paper representation will appear on Malanka over someones dead body. I am busily talking to Fiona (Mrs Fidear)in the hope of availing ourselves of the true red rose for the lovely old lady. Red ensign, wooden boats, forum, brooms, malanka, admiralty bunting, RNLI and hopefully a red rose ahh that will do nicely.

I have done my bit for the underdog as I supported LUFC with a lancs accent for many years.

We will hopefully have a tender (we will ask Phil if he will rent us one for the duration)if yes then I am sure our eager teenage contingent will happily row you (Miss Leigh) over for a quick sniff and essential ablution. If not then I am certain others will of course offer the same courtesy.  

Life is too short

M&F


Perfectlady9    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 8:44 PM
  Dear Miss Leigh,
I too will need to vist terra firma as I need a comfort break first thing, (and I mean first thing) and also before bed time, my dad keeps saying he will build a tender for PL9 but I don't hold much hope it will be finished on time.

FB, Aka maddison the Bichon Frise in a small orange life jacket.  boat-sail

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fidear45    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 8:54 PM
  Dear Griff,(and Lisa too)

Whilst Mrs Fidear (Fiona after some Belgian beer mate)has some links to the curiously labeled "gods own county" as both her parents hail from Bradford (Brattford). Her father's career in the RAF took them far afield and Fiona actually entered our wonderful country in........wait for it BRISTOL.........  

We regard ourselves as pseudo northeners now as we have lived amongst the "jessies" and other non northern types for 24 years. We admit to becoming tainted and offer as our excuse the desire to "fit in". Our children have mid Atlantic accents which grieves me greatly. However, I promise in true Rochdale (my home town)tradition to "set a good table" at least in the alcoholic beverage sampling arena and invite you both, along with your respective crews including those with more than two legs to join us on Malanka when rafted up, to partake in some particularly evil Belgian beer sampling!!
What happens as a direct or indirect result of aforementioned sampling is entirely at own risk. Leffe Blue is 9% and it is evil..... But as they say someones got to do it.

Alcoholic beverages of a fruit based nature will also be available.

Life is too short

M&F


goodfortune    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 8:56 PM
  Phew!  Good to hear from you Maddison.  We shall need to arrange to be close together.  You obviously have your slaves under proper control, I have to wait until mine has had her coffee before we go out in the morning. Yes I know I should have trained her better.  I don't mind though, she's fairly good at treats and "outs".  

I suggest you come round to ours on the evening of the Cruise for a Jack Spaniels and puddle water and we can have a good terrier yip...

Miss Leigh...etc.

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goodfortune    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 9:08 PM
  (Forgive me I don't know your names so I must address myself to your slaves.)

Martin and Fiona (fidear45),

Thank you so much for volunteering your pups for our comfort breaks, you are truly exceptional slaves.

Having been born in Bucks, trained in Yorks but rehomed in Lancs, your flag arrangements are rather nice, too!

I await Maisie's comments on my original post, the female slave is rather feeble you know.  Don't want to work her up unnecessarily.

Miss Leigh Terrier (lifejacket and all that)



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BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 11:02 PM
 



My dear Miss Leigh, looking forward to meeting you.

Right first off Miss Leigh it is 'M A C I E' not Masie.  I have got my Lord and master nearly as well trained as I am. He is well versed in taking me out for the last walk of the evening no matter how late or what the weather and plenty of free time outside during the day as I please too.  He is also rather good in 'B.A's 'Tender To' either by oar or the outboard so fear ye not.

I have attached a photo of myself along with himself during a recent day out doing what I do best, well I would do if he didn't miss so many of em!

Regards Macie - Golden Retreiver with large Orange Lifejacket.


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BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 11:04 PM
 
And here's one he didn't miss (For a change)

Macie - Golden Retreiver in Large orange lifejacket

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BroadAmbition    -- Jan-18-2011 @ 11:18 PM
  Right then back on topic after a suitable drifting off (Don't you just love em?)

I'll be bringing 'Tender Too' our dinghy complete with outboard, she will be available for one and all to use as required.

Gary and Clair have pm'd me and stated they will also have a tender availble for all and sundry to use.

I'll update the original post again with regards to staithe berthing, there will be some available after Albion has departed for Ludham.

There will be staithe moorings available overnight for those that want them up to a point. More on this later.

Fidear45 - Your offer of a Belgian beer sampling is too good to miss and it would be rude to refuse indeed!
I can foresee there being issues with the dog walking last thing at night as a result. I once years ago in Brugge had the delights of a brewery visit, my favourite was 'Brugge Triple' can't seem to recall leaving the brewery that afternoon either, let alone getting back onboard the ship (HMS type)


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ncsl    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 7:48 AM
  So where are the other two?
The GOOD and the BAD ?

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goodfortune    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 9:25 AM
  Macie, the chagrin!  I am mortified that I got your name wrong.  Were it not for my beautiful black and tan fur I would be puce with embarrassment.

Your working pictures are marvelous Macie.  I do a different kind of job but attach a picture in my uniform.  

I'm really looking forward to meeting you!

Miss Leigh x

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gramarg    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 1:26 PM
  Hello Slaves and fellow canines, I will be coming to Norfolk my second visit i was six months old last time and will be bringing male slaves daughter s dog aslong for company. I am 5 how the years have passed and i am a very handsome (female slaves comments)black and tan Rottweiller, i don't bite, but will lick you and will do most things for a treat.My freind Jack is a Dogue de Bordeaux who was rehoused due to abuse so is cautious of people and he drools a lot, we were looking at these water based moving things and wondered can't we use the poop deck? Otherwise we too will need a land based walkie, bye for now

Diesel.

  

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fidear45    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 1:28 PM
  Dear Griff.

Here are the descriptions of the beer we intend to have available.

Leffe Blonde 6.6%, Brown 6.5%(dark beer)and Tripel 8.4%(a lip numbing drink with a lemony after taste) and finally Leffe Blue 9%.

It seeems you have already "done the Tripel", in which case I will reserve the blue for you! It is a further 0.6% than the Tripel and in my opinion is evil. I have sipped at one a few times but cant bring myself to do the whole thing.

My first ever exposure to these beverages was a few years ago now on a business trip and I remember thinking while my knees were buckling that I hadn't had that much to drink"!

I will stick to leffe blonde or something light so as to avoid all possibilities for embarassment that the subsequent falling overboard would entail. I have bathed in Salhouse in the past but not with a glass of beer in my hand.

I also make it a rule never to try and keep up with an ex Matelot when it comes to alcoholic beverage sampling.  

Life is too short

M&F


fidear45    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 2:43 PM
  Dear  Woofer friends my slave can't wait to see Rottie into dinghy aided and abbetted by slave after Belgian beer.. U tube here we come.
My slaves are leaving us with all my friends at our holiday home in the forrest. Nos fidelos amis- they call it a kennel, too big for a house if you ask me.

We have lots of Rottie friends there (mums, dads and annoying pups)

Scooby, Boots (I'm a girl) and Buster

Life is too short

M&F


gramarg    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 3:12 PM
 
quote:"......
my slave can't wait to see Rottie into dinghy aided and abbetted by slave after Belgian beer.. U tube here we come
......."


Absoloutley.....not to self Do not forget camera, ROFL just at the thought

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Luise    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 6:17 PM
  The Cruise in Company seems good fun, I would have liked to participate in the NBF Meet, but all these posts about “comfort breaks”, “sniffs”, “ablutions” and “land based walkies” are rather off-putting. Has a “dog toilet” area been set aside, or is it just a free-for-all? Presumably some families have young children - will the dogs be kept on a leash and muzzled?

I don’t particularly dislike dogs, but many of their owners seem to have developed a rather subjective sense of smell and hearing (a wet dog does stink, if it scratches it’s got fleas or some other problem, and its bark is more annoying than a diesel generator, which is at least turned off during the night), I’ve trodden in one t*rd too many, and I recall that it wasn’t a Pit Bull that ripped apart the little Welsh kiddie a couple of years ago, but an uncontrollable JRT.

Peter


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 7:46 PM
  Hi Peter,

I can only speak for myself and Macie dog here, but in reality from what I have read/seen on past evidence the NBF dog owners club are both responsible and respect others wishes.

It most definetly will not be a free for all and poop bags are stored onboard 'B.A' permanently.  As for the barkng thing where Macie is concerned she will only do that on two occasions, 1) when instructed to do so (I can make her bark on demand with a hand sign) 2) if an 'Un-invited' guest should appear onboard.

She is very good with people and loves kids (Has one for B'fast every morning Playful Wink  )  I assure you there will not be a problem with our Macie.

Edit:- Macie will not be wearing a lead onboard or a muzzle at any time


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goodfortune    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 8:04 PM
  "Luise", worry not.  

No responsible dog owner would ever allow their pet to foul an area where children walk and play.  Experienced, responsible dog owners tend to know when their pets are likely to need a comfort break, and whilst I do not keep a tea cup on me, I am NEVER without poo bags, like any responsible owner.  In addition, most dogs prefer to do their ablutions in private in long grass, away from people. And all responsible dog owners look to the health of their pets, worming regularly and using Frontline or alternative anti flea and tick preparations, not to mention annual injections.

As to behaviour, you note in your message that a JRT can have as many or more behaviour issues as a Rottie or Staffie so you know there is no need to be afraid of certain breeds per se, just be guided by the owner as to whether the dog is solid with other dogs, people and children. Certainly my PAT dog has been temperament tested by an expert, otherwise she would not be welcome in hospital, care homes and hospices.  She is solid with adults and the elderly, manual and automatic wheelchairs and walking sticks and loud noises.  She also has a health care regime for similar reasons.  I am positive the same will be true of the other dogs, or arrangements will be made to wear a Halti or similar.

I don't know where you do your walking, but in this village, there are no t*rds on the playing fields and park.  If an owner sees an "accident" caused by others, they pick it up because we do not wish our beautiful village to be fouled.

We're making these arrangements in advance because of the "rafting up" on Friday night.

edit: missed one issue - my dog will be on lead but she will not be muzzled.  

All will be well.

Lisa  

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stumpy    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 8:31 PM
  Hi Kathy here - following on from Lisa's comments so far I have not met a fellow broader/dog owner who is not responsible nor have I ever seen any dog mess where any people (not just children) use.  

Peter - you mentioned fouling by dogs - have you not given a thought to the wildlife around the area such as foxes?  Any where you choose to walk around the broads is inhabitated by ducks/geese/swans and trust me they can leave more "offerings" than our four legged friends.

I will agree with you on one point and that is yes wet dog does stink, but no where near as much as some people I've had the misfortune to meet.

We are looking to attend out first meet this year with the other families and I'm sorry to say this but our dog is part of our family and will be with us aboard No Worries.

Look forward to seeing everyone there.

Kathy

Andy and Kathy


fidear45    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 9:54 PM
  Our three household defence brigade members will be in kennels for the cruise in company and the NBF meet.
They will however make an appearance later in the year for those of a soppy nature who wish to gush over a dog that looks like a teddy bear with a big black nose. (the Scooby Airedale)
He loves humans of all sizes and shapes and has no prejudice at all to whom he gives his licks/ affection. In fact he is something of a tart....He has never left anything behind him on his walks (ever) and he never will.
Our first Airedale taught all three of our children to walk, and no I am not joking he really did. If you can imagine small hands and a big beard .. HHHmm there were moments when he could have been annoyed. He never growled barked or anything he wasn't asked to do.
He did once see off an intruder in our house when Mrs fidear was alone but that was only a growl required and he (the intruder)fled.
We and the children are looking forward to meeting all of the forum members irrespective of the number of feet they possess.
I am particularly looking forward to meeting a former hearing dog (Miss Leigh) as my mother in law was a socialiser for the hearing dogs for the deaf. I am also looking forward to trying out our own hand signals with Macie dog!!Does she know the one for bring dad another beer???

See you soon folks......

Life is too short

M&F


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 10:07 PM
 
Bring Dad another beer

Unfortunatley (For me) Macie dog likes the stuff herself, it would be severly consumed before it got anywhere near me  Frown


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w-album    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 10:15 PM
  Changing the subject from dogs to getting ashore, I shall be bringing the 'duckling' tender so anyone can use her to row ashore (no outboard yet although did have one in the 70s but sold it!!!). Plus one enthusiatic (I hope) crew - daughter no 1 has volunteered to accompany me for the Friday and Saturday.

There is a story that daughter no 3 had to guide me down Horning Village Street once but I promise to behave

Liz
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fidear45    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 10:16 PM
  Scooby (Airedale)prefers sparkling white wine or a nicely chilled Chardonay. He used to be an exclusively red wine dog but his tastes have expanded as he got older.
He wont touch beer or gin and tonic or any of the normal doggy drinks, he sticks with his wine.
We have though, drawn the line at him knocking the glass over just to lick up the spillage.

Cheeky thing he is.

Mind you fizzy wine in the beard is preferable to almost anything else you can imagine.....

Life is too short

M&F


goodfortune    -- Jan-19-2011 @ 10:29 PM
  Thank you Liz, Griff, Martin and others for information about tenders, gratefully received.

Miss Leigh would have you know she is teetotal, unlike her slaves. Though "fish milk" (skimmed milk in which fish has been poached) is a welcome treat, as are all things fishy.  

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BroadAmbition    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 5:42 PM
 
Right  Blush   I stupidly mentioned to ones daughter that someone on here had purchased a pink lifejacket.

Mistake 1 - I can't find the post or who said it
Mistake 2 - Telling her as she now wants one  Scared

So whoever it was, can you please furnish me with the details please?  Blush


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Gary&Clair    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 5:56 PM
  Is it this sort, my girls wanted these, but have got XM red ones instead!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Seapro-Automatic-Gas-Lifejacket-Lightweight-PINK-/280611756560?pt=UK_SportingGoods_LifeJackets_PFDs_SM&hash=item4155c39a10

Not tried the link thingy before hope it works!!!

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easyrider    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 5:59 PM
  Come on Griff, own up, you want one for yourself don't you Evil Grin

all the best
           Jim
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BroadAmbition    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 6:06 PM
 

Gary&Clair - it could well be, I'll forward the link onto her.

Jim - How very dare you sir!


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easyrider    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 6:08 PM
  Sorry sweetie Playful

all the best
           Jim
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jaguar    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 6:09 PM
  jim, how could you? you know griff needs a red one to match the bloodshot eyes. Evil Grin  Evil Grin  Evil Grin


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easyrider    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 6:14 PM
  LOL LOL

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fidear45    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 8:13 PM
  Sorry Griff it was me!!!!

Mrs Fidear has pink wellies and matching life jacket.

You don't have to do the ebay thing, seapro have their own site and sell direct for the same price.

You mentioned that daughter was a beater in pink wellies when you went on a shoot.

And oh yes your memory sucks mate. Must be all those Bruge Tripels all those years ago....

Life is too short

M&F


fidear45    -- Jan-20-2011 @ 8:17 PM
  Here you are matey, to get you out of the brown stuff....

Life is too short

M&F


w-album    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 7:06 AM
  I fear daughter no 1 might want one as well as she is seriously into pink!

At the moment she borrows one of our spares but she does have a birthday before the CinC

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fidear45    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 7:46 AM
  Funily enough the Boss wanted a pink one to be different. Now I see a trend developing...

We should make sure to get a group pink Life Jacket shoot for the CinC. Sort of pink deck totty affair. Ladies willing of course.....

Life is too short

M&F


goodfortune    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 12:47 PM
  Now I know Macey wouldn't be caught dead in a pink lifejacket, but just in case some of the others want to match their female slaves, here's the website of Paws Abroad which not only sells pink lifejackets but other colours, also dog ladders, etc.  Everything for the discerning four legged crew member aboard.

http://www.pawsaboard.com/dog-lifejacket-pet-life-jacket.asp

Lisa

(I overcame an initial leaning toward pink for myself to settle on the evening model in black which goes very well with pearls...) Wink

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fidear45    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 1:59 PM
  Hi Lisa

You can be the contrasting totty in the photo of all those pink ladies.(Pink deck totty?)

This shoot will of course now have to take place and be after the fermeted beverage sampling has been completed.
That way we may even get some life jacket in action shots too.

Anyone got a re-charging kit on their boat?

Life is too short

M&F


goodfortune    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 7:20 PM
  Please, PLEASE, no action shots for the black evening version!  Apart from being bad for the pearls, I can hardly swim and am a scaredy cat when my feet can't touch bottom!  (Hence my deep pleasure in having an auto LJ.)

Really looking forward to this.

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ncsl    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 7:39 PM
  Too late Lisa.
I have you in the lens already !

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goodfortune    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 7:48 PM
  LOL LOL Blush

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fidear45    -- Jan-21-2011 @ 10:29 PM
  Don't worry Lisa, Salhouse is not that deep and your feet will encounter some lovely sticky, very clingy and very dark claggy mud long before they touch the bottom.

If you fall in don't worry I am sure there will be many gallant gents who will put their beers down, think about jumping in and saving you. Or we may just throw you a life ring (we have three on Malanka)and pick the beers back up..
On Fiona's birthday party last year some lunatic jumped in the pool fully clothed at 02:00 am. can't think who that was!!!!!

Life is too short

M&F


gramarg    -- Jan-22-2011 @ 11:52 AM
 
quote:"......
I am sure there will be many gallant gents who will put
their beers down, think about jumping in and saving you
......."


How could we what a waste of drinking time plus we would
be unable for laughing and it isn,t deep i ll send the
dog in for you

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goodfortune    -- Jan-22-2011 @ 12:24 PM
  "your feet will encounter some lovely sticky, very clingy and very dark claggy mud long before they touch the bottom."

Can someone explain exactly how that works???????



LOL

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w-album    -- Jan-22-2011 @ 1:37 PM
  I think mud is the wrong word - I think sludge is a better description.

Liz


SG12 most the time but sometimes in NR12!
Winner of the first quiz of 2011 - more by luck than skill


fidear45    -- Jan-22-2011 @ 1:40 PM
  When the water is deep enough before you can stand up (on the bottom) your feet, ankles, legs then knees meet the mud before your feet have a firm base to stop you descending.

Did that last August in Salhouse and had to spend 20 minutes or so jumping in to "get rid of the mud" was great fun and both boys (and me) enjoyed it immensely.

The many looks we got from the people whose boat we swam round was very amusing. We loved it and had a fine time, that's why we jumped back in quite a few times!!

All on video so we can look again and again.





Life is too short

M&F


fidear45    -- Jan-22-2011 @ 1:48 PM
  Hi Lisa

You mean that of course the mud is the bottom. Let me say that whilst that may be essentially true, when you are trying to stand up in it. It simply is not an accurate description of the sense of disappointment when the bottom is not as firm as you would wish and the water is deeper than you want...Unless you swim very well (all the family do except Scooby big dog)it can be something of a pucker up moment.

Life is too short

M&F


fidear45    -- Jan-22-2011 @ 1:53 PM
  Gramarg,

Does this mean Griff will be sharing the Leffe Blue with you as well then? The 9% Blue is way too strong for my  taste. I will I think be sticking to the fizzy wine with Lisa and Mrs Fidear. (and Sternmoor of course)

Life is too short

M&F


goodfortune    -- Jan-22-2011 @ 11:40 PM
  SternMoor is a G&T chap actually Fidear and Mrs Fidear (we will provide).  I'm rather looking forward to meeting the young "Fidears" and only wish the fourfooted brigade could be spared from sentry duty. And still hoping you might sample 2010 "goodfortune" sloe gin from the hedgerows in our neighbourhood. Or bullace, or damson, or indeed blackberry vodka, depending on what's available in June, of course.  

Really looking forward to it.

Lis

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 - one a year, so far, so good

BITTERN CODE 15A


Lynsey1983    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 1:38 PM
  Don't want to wish my life away or anything but really wish it was June, this years meet is going to be top, can do the tug o war this year oh yes, bring it on (oh and pack a sensible pair o pants for that) lol  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


gramarg    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 1:52 PM
 
quote:"......
Does this mean Griff will be sharing the Leffe Blue
with you as well then?
......."


Not getting between a Matelot and his beer, i will
samople the less strong brew, however there will be
cider, Newcastle Brown and various lagers aboard fro
sampling.
yes Lyns i wish it was June also being thinking of a
quiz team to put together need to send some PM,s

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


fidear45    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 2:35 PM
  Hi Gramarg,

Both Fiona and I are cider lovers of long standing. Always open to sampling new cider experiences though.
Why don't we just go for a bit of everything, and then move onto Lisa's sloe gin and all that home made stuff ..hhhmmmm sounds good to me. After that we will of course be perfectly qualified to judge the pink deck totty competition from some suitably comfortable location with current brew in hand.

Sounds like a plan

Life is too short

M&F


gramarg    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 3:10 PM
  Does indeed sound like a plan, trying to organise some homemade cider from freinds, do you think we will se sunrise on salhouse? LOL

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


jaguar    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 3:54 PM
 
quote:"......
(oh and pack a sensible pair o pants for that) lol  Playful
......."



what, and dissappoint lord paul's lens? Playful


regards,Mike


STINKIES UNITED.
chairman of cider lovers united
No 1 quiz nerd 2010
forum girly swot  25/9/2009, 6/11/2009 , 10/12/2009, 8/1/2010,
2/4/2010, 4/6/2010, 18/06/2010,16/7/2010,
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easyrider    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 4:00 PM
  I'm just hoping Lord Paul doesn't don a pink bikini and join in the "pink deck totty" himself

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


fidear45    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 4:51 PM
  As long as he is wearing an LBD as well we (the self appointed judges)will not mind at all.

He of course stands the cellulose cat being chased by an asbestos dog in hells chance of winning mind you.

Apologies to E E Doc Smith...

Griff on the other hand, the pony tail may swing it for him...

Life is too short

M&F


BroadAmbition    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 5:01 PM
 
Pony Tail - Sigh -  Frown

I eventually succumed to much pressure from family and friends alike  Frown   so there will be no pony tail, In fact I'll probably be back to the boring old No3 all over by June.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


fidear45    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 5:18 PM
  And the pink Bikini???

Life is too short

M&F


easyrider    -- Jan-23-2011 @ 5:21 PM
  Re last years meet

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


gramarg    -- Jan-25-2011 @ 10:15 AM
  Ordered mine and halfpints flags today so they will be here shortly, doggy life vest next on the list some nice yellow ones ebay his size, omnly 148 days to go

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


Lynsey1983    -- Jan-25-2011 @ 1:33 PM
  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 148 days, stop it now it's ages away yet  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


fidear45    -- Jan-25-2011 @ 7:54 PM
  Dear all,

Flag (forum) and bunting arrived today! Lanyard/rope / thingy, attached to flag a bit short ....ooops may have to modify.....
Caps and T shirts already stowed away. 92 days and counting.

Life is too short

M&F


goodfortune    -- Jan-25-2011 @ 8:59 PM
  Just catching up with this thread (muttleying quietly)...

I have gallons of sloe/damson/bullace gin to decant into bottles (and one bottle of blackberry vodka).  Oh and a litre of sloe sherry (shlerry).  All this must be done in late March, so I'm ok so far.

Have you cider drinkers been to the Apple Shop at Wroxham Barns?  Some very nice Norfolk Cider there, bone dry.

142 days till June.  Seems so far off.  We could have been on Moonlight Shadow this week, but no leave left for me and rather too cold for SternMoor.  Sigh.  Available to be on MS in late March but might be a problem as I'll be on crutches.  (But I may have "staff" and I need to get some photographs for my kind friend who is going to illustrate the book, so keeping fingers crossed.)

(I had to buy a removable pole for our Forum Flag as MS is a syndicate boat - got it from BillMaxted.)

Cheers all,

Lisa

Smile

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 - one a year, so far, so good

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fidear45    -- Jan-25-2011 @ 9:37 PM
  Dear Lisa

Bring it all and let's see what happens. I would imagine that the fall out from so much natural produce would be quite spectacular. BUT as long as we are wearing our life jackets and our new friends are looking out for us, then what can possibly go wrong.

he he he

ooops oh dear!!!

Life is too short

M&F


gramarg    -- Jan-26-2011 @ 12:58 PM
  Oh dear, my head is hurting, need to source different ciders, my Finnish colleagues are set to send a bottle of black currant Vodka. (sees picture of himself saying cheers and disappearing over the back of the boat like a qualified diver)

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


fidear45    -- Jan-27-2011 @ 10:20 AM
  Last time that happened to me was in Boulters Lock (Thames)circa 1989.
I was pushed backwards over the side with drink in hand and glasses on face whilst slightly inebriated (errmm honest occifer). The perpetrator of said foul deed was a rather attractive nurse from New Zealand.

I call it my health service phase Mrs Fidear calls it my tart phase..
Due to the volume of swallowed water I spent the next three days in bed / in the loo with the most vicious stomach / gut infection you can imagine.

I didn't remember swallowing any but you never do in these circumstances.

Ahhh those were the days....

Life is too short

M&F


gramarg    -- Jan-27-2011 @ 10:35 AM
  ROFL  LOL LOL

Graham
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Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


goodfortune    -- Jan-27-2011 @ 8:50 PM
  Blackcurrant vodka, that sounds like a plan for next season...

Gentlemen and ladies, a serious request for information.  The day after the Cruise in Company we must hand over Moonlight Shadow the syndicate boat.  The next owner on board has graciously agreed to a remote changeover.  (Thank you sir, you're a gent.) The question is, where would you suggest we hand over?  We need a bookable (temporary, daytime) mooring which has easy car access, a place for rubbish disposal, and perhaps fuel and water (probably not essential, we can give the next owner money) not too far from the C-in-C location.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Lisa

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 - one a year, so far, so good

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Maffman100    -- Jan-27-2011 @ 9:12 PM
  How about overnight at Salhouse on the Friday then Sat morning head to Horning, fuel and Water at Boulters and then onto Ranworth Staithe. I know the staithe can be busy but surely there will be a forum member on the staithe that could move out to let you in.

Or ask Andrew if Barnes could oblige? Fueling it and pump out might swing it and mention that we will do the same?

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


goodfortune    -- Jan-27-2011 @ 9:32 PM
  I'll have to look into that Matt, thanks for the suggestion.  Are Moonlight and Evening S's going to cruise near each other? (Possibly with Halfpint tucked in between?) Or will you be on Thunder?

Lisa

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 - one a year, so far, so good

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Maffman100    -- Jan-27-2011 @ 9:39 PM
  It will be Evening Shadow. Current plan is to cross Breydon Wed/Thur watch the racing on Oulten Broad and then come back with everyone from there.

This may all change though as we will, all being well, have a 3 year old and a 3 month old!

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


goodfortune    -- Jan-27-2011 @ 9:47 PM
  I hadn't forgotten Matt, been thinking about Mrs Maffman and the new arrival.

Why not ring Oulton YS to book your place on Thursday night next to us?  We've booked a perfect spot for Moonlight Shadow.  If any confusion ask them to check the black book, at the time we were the first booking and they hadn't previously decided which diary to use for bookings.

Either way, sending you a pm with my mobile number so you can text me and we can meet up. (If you like.)

Cheers,
Lisa

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 - one a year, so far, so good

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Charlie    -- Feb-1-2011 @ 7:21 PM
  NEWSFLASH

As a result of much whinging and brown nosing the boss is now hinting at letting me have the Friday off school!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I might be able to Cruise with you after all.  Can't confirm yet though as it will depend on staffing levels closer the time ... but I'm so excited.

Charlie

forum girly swot-25/6/10, 23/7/10, 3/9/10 & 5/11/10


BroadAmbition    -- Feb-1-2011 @ 9:47 PM
 
Here's hoping, keep up the brown nosing


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


easyrider    -- Feb-4-2011 @ 1:20 PM
  Hi Griff, just a quick note to let you know my plans have changed. I will now be hiring "Blue Moon" from LBBY if you want to update the list. Cheers mate Cheers

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


BroadAmbition    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 10:12 AM
 
Ok, I'll add you on Blue Moon, which flotilla are you considering joining, and was you already booked on the C-in-C with another boat - just need to do the update thing correctly.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


easyrider    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 11:18 AM
  Hi Griff. I was originally going to book "Bittern" and was in Jags flotilla but now I will going in the Ant flotilla (Gramarg). Cheers Cheers

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


BroadAmbition    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 11:26 AM
 
Right you are Jim,

Original post now updated as requested.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


easyrider    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 1:12 PM
  Thanks Griff Smile

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


arthur99    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 4:18 PM
  Have signed up as part of the Ant contingent.

Should be OK as long as we get away from the boatyard early enough.


All the best

Arthur


PizzaLover    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 4:47 PM
  Is it just me that keeps thinking of C.W. McCall's song Convoy, whenever I read this thread?

"Lissen, you wanna put that DannyBoy in behind that bathtub? Yeah, he's haulin' the sight meat barbecue firelighters, and he needs all the help he can get."



easyrider    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 5:26 PM
  I wonder who's going to be rubber duck. I think I know who the BeArs are going to be

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


BroadAmbition    -- Feb-5-2011 @ 5:47 PM
 
Original post updated with two more boats added.

There are a few that as of yet their flotilla location is not known, - no problem as this can be determined and updated later.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


gramarg    -- Feb-6-2011 @ 6:47 PM
 
quote:"......
Should be OK as long as we get away from the boatyard
early enough
quote:"......
Hi Arthur, that is the plan Lynsey and mark along with
ourselves are collecting from Richardsons,I am going to
try and collect from 12 on the friday, Lynsey suggested
we get all the forum members boats together it looks
like there will be more.Griff has said that he will
fire a letter off put some sway on the matter(hope i
got that right) publicity and the likes otherwise we
will need another C in C.
Are we going to get regular updates as to what is
happening or needs to be done regards the cruise, i
know Griff is updating the numbers but was wondering
what else is going on or need help in anything.

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10

This message was edited by gramarg on Feb-6-11 @ 6:49 PM


arthur99    -- Feb-6-2011 @ 8:49 PM
  Thanks for the comments Graham.

I notice that you are on a weeks hire.

We have our boat for just the weekend.

Normal policy at Richardsons is to prepare the short break boats ahead of the ones going out on a weeks hire.  Twice I have had boats out for 7 days or more and its been around 2.30 before I got away yet the short break boats were away by 1.00.

It would be great if  Richardsons were able to organise things so that all of the boats taking part in the "Cruise in Company"  were positioned next to each other on the same quay and ready around the same time so we can all depart 'en masse' from the yard.

If this cannot be arranged and we all end up ready at differing times maybe it would be an idea to rendevous further down river, Barton Turf maybe and then when the convoy as PL describes it is complete, then set off together.

Just a few thoughts anyway.  Plenty of time yet.

I have re-read this entire thread and I note an earlier posting you made regarding communications.

I know there are two of us in the Ant flotilla with Amateur radio licences and one in the Thurne flotilla, and some with marine radio but I think your suggestion re-pmr446 is a good one, although I am not sure how good the range will be in the broads environment.

Anyway, I can bring a pair of PMR446 sets so if others are using them we should be able to keep in touch as long as we agree channel numbers in advance of course.

Really looking forward to coming to the meet for the first time and being part of the "Cruise in Company"

All the best

Arthur


arthur99    -- Feb-13-2011 @ 3:55 PM
  Just thought I would bump this thread back up again before it gets too far down the list.

All the best

Arthur


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 11:20 AM
  Is that my name I see mentioned up there lol  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


arthur99    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 2:11 PM
  Fame at last Lyns



All the best


Arthur

This message was edited by arthur99 on Feb-14-11 @ 2:14 PM


gramarg    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 4:26 PM
  Depends what she is famous for........ferrets and horses?

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 7:03 PM
  Thems the ones Graham lol  Playful Wink

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


arthur99    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 7:22 PM
  But which are you bringing to the meet Lyns?

I can't find anything on my invoice from Richos that says that you cannot take a horse on board.

All the best

Arthur

This message was edited by arthur99 on Feb-14-11 @ 7:24 PM


gramarg    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 7:35 PM
  It would certainly be easier cleaning up after our dog
than a horse and where would you put the hay, you could
take a trip to Horsey mere.

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 7:40 PM
  The only pets we are bringing are my parents lol  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009

This message was edited by Lynsey1983 on Feb-14-11 @ 7:43 PM


arthur99    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 7:41 PM
  Lots of pollution from the diesel engines on a boat.

At least with a horse you can use what comes out of the exhaust.

Great for the roses anyway.

I get the feeling that the Cruise in company is going to be fun.

Arthur


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 9:52 PM
  So do I EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 131 days to go lol  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


arthur99    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 10:07 PM
  I see your'e still watching the countdown as well Lyns.  131 Days, it seems like forever.

If all goes to plan should meet up with you and the rest of the Ant flotilla at Richardsons.  

We are on Major Gem 2

It will be great to actually meet some of the people I have exchanged banter with since I joined this forum.

Looks like there are a good number of boats now signed up for the cruise and its only February.

All the best

Arthur


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 10:16 PM
  I know a good number of em, going to make this "Cruise In Company" quite interesting once we all come together and try dodging around each other lol think we will just stay at the back out of trouble hehehehehe  Playful Wink

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


arthur99    -- Feb-14-2011 @ 10:28 PM
  Just imagine the chaos if the Cruise in Company had been organised for the same day as the start of the 3 rivers race.

Horning would be a complete shambles.

Thought we were going to be the back door of this ere convoy.  Guess we shall even be jostling for position at the back as well.

Should be fun for any poor soul trying to come upstream though Ludham bridge when we all come down the river.

This will be the first time I have been able to get to the annual meet as the date normally seems to coincide with another regular commitment.

I have met one or two members during my vists to the Broads but look forward to meeting many more in June.

All the best

Arthur

This message was edited by arthur99 on Feb-14-11 @ 10:30 PM


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-15-2011 @ 10:28 AM
  All good fun lol so excited 130 days to go  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


gramarg    -- Feb-15-2011 @ 2:26 PM
  IF all goes to plan (fingers crossed, don't know who is ore nervous about this)we will Start from Richardson's pick up others at Stalham - Barton Turf- Barton Broad - How Hill - Ludham ?? Then to St benets Abbey moor facing Horning (three Abreast, i'd love to try Stern on but thinks things would be against that)then pick up the rest of the cruise and tack on the back.
Things may change and i will take on advice for those who might know of a better idea.

130 - 8 hours to go

Graham
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Chief Taster
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10

This message was edited by gramarg on Feb-15-11 @ 2:28 PM


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-15-2011 @ 3:31 PM
  Sounds good to me Gra apart from the stern mooring at the Abbey, usually quite windy round there which could make it tricky and I don't think it's wide enough to be honest, but the tagging on at the back away from all the trouble sounds like a plan lol  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


fidear45    -- Feb-15-2011 @ 8:32 PM
  Dear "Rear" Admiral Graham,

If there are all the Ant boats (9 or so) tacking on at the back. Won't it be rather crowded as we all jostle for position to hold up/bring up the rear? Perhaps we should employ huge amounts of "horn" and vigorous arm waving (holding a suitable beverage)to persuade the leaders at the front to "get a move on" I am still anticipating un-mooring from three abreast whilst 25 boats stream past in close order(line astern).

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


goodfortune    -- Feb-15-2011 @ 8:49 PM
  Hello all,

From what I'm reading, it seems the Northern contingent will be tacking on to the back of the Southerners. May I please mention to everyone that we (Moonlight Shadow) must hand over our boat the next day and thus must be on the "outside" of the raft please?  (Having arranged a remote handover, we wouldn't want to upset the next owners who, to the best of my knowledge, aren't members.)

And Martin/fidear, have you read the thread "Sight Meat 2011"?  I laughed till I cried (and worse). You simply have to read it!

LIsa  

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

BITTERN CODE 15A


arthur99    -- Feb-15-2011 @ 9:00 PM
  Looking forward to the new experience of tacking without a rag and stick.

Maybe I misread the earlier parts of this thread but I got the impression that the rafting up at Salhouse was for the purpose of a photoshoot with Albion as the centrepiece. And then boats staying overnight would either move to the land moorings or mudweight on the broad.

We will not be staying overnight at Salhouse either.

Should be an interesting day on the river.

All the best

Arthur





fidear45    -- Feb-15-2011 @ 9:02 PM
  Hi Lisa

Read it and immediately decided to try lighting a fart. Only joking... Honest... Would I lie???
Fiona is in Iceland with the kids for half term, just me the dogs and that hilariously funny sightmeat..
With regard to your rafting experience in salhouse, don't forget we will be moored with Albion for a while and then she will go alongside the staithe in the broad and then has to leave at six or so (could be wrong here). In which case I am sure there will be plenty of manouvering about at different points throughout the day and evening. We havn't decided if we are mudweighting overnight or going to the staithe yet. Maybe a bit of both a then off to the pub.. who knows.

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-16-2011 @ 8:15 AM
  Ok ok hold my hands up and admit I have not read this whole thread so have missed what is happening with Albion and when we get to Salhouse, and whats this rafting malarky all about, not sure I understand????? lol  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


Marshman    -- Feb-16-2011 @ 9:01 AM
  Hi Lynsey - retrace your steps to P13 of this post! All
will be revealed!!!!!! Smile


Lynsey1983    -- Feb-16-2011 @ 10:45 AM
  Great stuff thanks Marshman, but still not to sure about the concept of rafting, correct me if I am wrong but will it involve us all strapping our boats together either side of Albion, if thats the case I'm not taking the wheel for that lol  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


ncsl    -- Feb-18-2011 @ 7:54 AM
  I have been speaking to a friend and customer of mine who owns and performs aerobatic display with his Pits Special bi-plane.

Now there is nothing assured but he may be able to do a short display over Salhouse Broad in the Pitts Special.

I may not know until very near the time due to weather conditions, ATC permission etc.

So lets hope I can arrange something with him and I will keep you all informed.

Regards
Lord Paul
ncsl.co.uk
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"Lord Paul of Sealand"
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BroadAmbition    -- Feb-18-2011 @ 8:21 AM
 

Wow - Great stuff Ncsl - Fingers crossed.

Maybe as a Thank you, your friend would like a trip out on the river?


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


arthur99    -- Mar-6-2011 @ 8:18 PM
  Seeing as Lisa has taken the trouble to bring the Meet thread to the top again.  I thought I would just rescue this one from the depths of the forum.

Al the best

Arthur


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-7-2011 @ 1:50 PM
  107 Days To Go  boat-sail

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


arthur99    -- Mar-7-2011 @ 7:20 PM
  Yes Lyns.  

107 Days and reducing daily.  Or to put it another way just 15 more Friday Quizes to go.

Lots of craft now signed up It looks like this first Cruise in Company is going to be quite an event.

Really looking forward to it.

All the best

Arthur


gramarg    -- Mar-7-2011 @ 8:16 PM
  Can the moorings be booked at Salhouse?

Graham
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fidear45    -- Mar-8-2011 @ 12:58 PM
  That would be a good idea Graham. I am certain we can squeeze more folks in than normally would be possible.

Get the karaoke machine, barbe etc set up and we are away....

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


gramarg    -- Mar-8-2011 @ 1:09 PM
  What do the organisers think is it possible, group discount? I'm sure all it would need would be an approx number of the boats staying for the night.

Graham
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Marshman    -- Mar-8-2011 @ 8:22 PM
  This is probably a suitable time to remind Griff that
we did talk about contacting Cators lot to see if we
could have the whole of the Eastern moorings at
Salhouse from, say 12 midday onwards on the Friday.
The plan is to perhaps moor Albion there to await the
hordes and we could have Albion open to ordinary
punters to look over - we always like the opportunity
to allow people to look over the old girl whenever
possible.
Not sure we can do this at the moment as the Ranger may
only be seasonal but I am sure he could contact the
Friends and sort the evening out as well!!!! Smile


BroadAmbition    -- Mar-8-2011 @ 8:58 PM
 

Heyup all,

I have a list of 'To-Do's, with regards to the C-in-C

I'm orf to Spain tomorrow (just for a few days, back on Sunday) when I will commence with the To-Do's

One of which is to ring and do the mooring booking, anyone got a number please?
I'll also be ordering the forum flag

Any other suggestions gratefully received.


Griff


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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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goodfortune    -- Mar-8-2011 @ 9:21 PM
  Argh! You're like me Griff, lists for everything!

Have a good time abroad.

Lisa

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fidear45    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 8:43 AM
  Griff. SPAIN???? Poor BA left all alone, she wont know what to do with herself while you are ignoring her sunning yourself on the costas.

Re forum flag....Did you get the pole for said flag? And do you need contris for said flag and pole combi???

Do you think it would be a good idea to book the pub / section of pub for the evening too? That way the mayhem can continue indoors if necessary. I am sure some crews would prefer the pub (I remember this was your intention on BA)rather than roughing it on the staithe. Perhaps a poll of attendees intentions may not go amiss? Reason I mention it is that 20 crews all descending on the small hostelry at very similar times would be mayhem...

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 8:47 AM
  I'm a list person too Lisa, and Martin I like your way of thinking, if we can all get moored up, pub sounds a fab idea, if not I don't class any part of the broads as "roughing it" lol  Playful

Lynsey

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gramarg    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 8:58 AM
  Need a dog freindly one don't forget if we are off to the pub.

Graham
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fidear45    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 9:06 AM
  We may need some creative mooring thinking if we all wish to bank it so to speak. If not we can always bank it for the barbeque brigade and suggest rowing / mudweight for the pub merchants... ...

I imagine whatever happens it will be a laugh trying to achive whatever we decide in the end.

For creative solutions I refer back to the sixties and Salhouse mooring for inspiration.

I too like lists and order in things....

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 9:54 AM
  "Creative Mooring" I like it, utter chaos lol  Playful

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Maffman100    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 10:24 AM
  The problem with going to the pub from Salhouse is what one? The Bell or Fur and Feathers? Neither are ideal for the less mobile but a lift to the Bell is possible.....



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Maffman100    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 10:31 AM
  Having just gone back and re-read Griffs first post about rafting and mudwieghting alternatly-fore and aft I would like to point out I can only deploy the mudwieght from the bow!

37 Boats rafted together at an average of say 11 foot (includes fenders) is 407 foot long or nearly 125 metres for those who prefer. Has anyone measured salhouse? Will the tour boat still get around?

Matt

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fidear45    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 11:24 AM
  My take on the rafting idea was that it would only be for two or three hours or so. Then individual mudweights, staithe mooring while Albion goes alongside for a bit then leaves the scene. then more space available for CinC craft to moor.

Hence the creative bit.  

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Maffman100    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 11:41 AM
  I reckon it will take an hour for us to get rafted up!

Matt

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fidear45    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 11:59 AM
  I have a vision of Griff, standing on top of BA with megaphone in hand arranging who goes where. An admiral directing his fleet!

Perhaps we should provide him with a suitable 18th century hat and eye patch.

If everyone actually listens to him will be the telling factor imagine the racket of 37 boats all jostling for position to avoid collision??

Perhaps a musical chairs type of approach would be good, or native american indians circling the settlers wagons!!!then on command "wait for it one at a time" annnnnd moor to last boat, 2 3..

If someone could provide suitably loud music that could be quite a spectacle.

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


gramarg    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 1:06 PM
  Sniggering at the screen trying to eat my dinner, ref the measurements has anyone worked out how long it's going to take the first boat to the last past one point, at the moment 37 boats at say at 10/12 metres long = 440 metres a gap of 20metres between each = 740 metres so over 1100metres (1.1Km) interesting.
i also have a picture of Griff with the megaphone looking at the mayhame and saying *** it everyman for himself. Wonder if he put in the inexperienced crew factor.  

Graham
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Maffman100    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 1:29 PM
  I reckon as the last boat passes Horning Sailing Club the first boats will be rafting up on Salhouse! The "snake" wont be that long for the whole journey as a number of boats will be joing at Malthouse Broad. Can we fit through Horning 2 abreast?

I think PMR Radios are the name of the game. I have a spare one for hire........

Matt

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Marshman    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 3:48 PM
  Tinternet is a wonderful thing Griff!!

Friends of Salhouse Broad
Top Barn
Upper Street
Salhouse NR13 6HH
01603 722775


yogibear    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 4:29 PM
  Somewhere on here somebody mentioned that if we were to offer our personal plans for the day it may help with mooring bookings etc. So here goes...

It is my intention to cruise from Oulton Broad. At Salhouse I'd like to be in the "raft" having never done it before but am happy to stand aside if the broad aint wide enough and someone else wants the space.

Am intending to stay at Salhouse overnight and am happy to mudweight rather than take up a mooring alongside if someone else needs it although I would really like to do the old nose up the beach if it is still allowed these days?

We will have a dinghy with us to get ashore etc (and an enterprise or windsurfer no doubt as the kids rarely go without something to play with - yes me included!)

We wont be attending the pub as we have a disabled crew member who finds it too far from the boat so we will stay aboard so to speak and do a spot of weaving in and out of all thosse nice floating obstacles you are all bringing for us to row around....

Saturday we will head towards the meet.

Hope this helps?


S'pose I ought to go and stick a few more planks in....

Dave

"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...


Maffman100    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 4:46 PM
  We will be some way off a world
record:http://community.guinnessworldrecords
.com/_Largest-boat-tie-up/BLOG/2562251/7691.html


On a serious point how do we raft in a straight line? Do we need to
ensure our sterns are level? Or what!?

Matt

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fidear45    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 5:37 PM
  My understanding and I am sure Griff will correct me if I am wrong is that we will raft alongside Albion for a photo opportunity, then Albion will move to the staithe for visitors.

This would currently mean 18 boats one side and 19 boats the other. From what I understand, there should be plenty of room for everyone.

Nose onto the beach is what I intended by 1960's inspired creative mooring.

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


lindaworden    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 6:23 PM
  I would love to be part of this event ,but I think I am being very
stupid as I cannot work out how and where to put my name and the
name of my boat.
Linda

I am as happy on the inside as I am
on the outside


jaguar    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 6:35 PM
  linda, click on the heading forum events at bottom of the page,then click the link 24/7/2011 then sign up,
hope this helps.


regards,Mike


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2/4/2010, 4/6/2010, 18/06/2010,16/7/2010,
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lindaworden    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 6:53 PM
  Great thank you all very clear now.yes I was being stupid I say with
a smile

I am as happy on the inside as I am
on the outside


goodfortune    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 8:17 PM
  LINDA!  (sorry for shouting but need to get your attention)  Please note that the Cruise in Company is 24th JUNE not July!  Unfortunately a mistake was made when starting the "forum event" thread and the wrong month was chosen.  Bit like that on the forum, we make mistakes, we raise our shoulders, we move on, because as Broads boaters we're so chilled!

Lovely you will join us!

Lisa

save the Coastguard petition signing number 11296 - desperately need local cover in the Southport and Morecambe Bay areas

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gramarg    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 8:46 PM
  Hello MODS as Lisa says the date on the forum events read
24 July 2011 can someone do their magic and change it to
24 JUNE 2011 please.

Graham
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Member of cider lovers united
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w-album    -- Mar-9-2011 @ 10:09 PM
  I think as long as it isn't doing the raining stuff, just hanging out together either on the broad or ashore with a few bottles of this or that will be just as pleasant as negiotating the path to either of the pubs IMHO!

Maybe we need to consider the length of boats as we moor up with the longest either side of Albion and then the shorter ones slowly spreading out to the smallest like 'you know the one I mean' half pint so it looks slightly arrow shaped if we line up at the stern or V shaped if we line up at the bow.  Just a thought!
Liz

SG12 most the time but sometimes in NR12!
Winner of the first quiz of 2011 - more by luck than skill


lindaworden    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 7:54 AM
  Sorry I did not hear you I was so chilled I went to sleep.
I thought it looked strange thank you .
Or I would have been a flotilla  of one.


I am as happy on the inside as I am
on the outside


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 11:17 AM
  104 Days 12 Hours whoop whoop (I'm sure this countdown is going backwards)  Playful

Lynsey

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goodfortune    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 11:47 AM
  I'm with Liz (w-album) on this one, there being mobility probs in our pack, chilling out on the boat is the way forward for us.

As regards a rafting plan, the alternative would be all stern on to Albion and we could look like a star! Lol.

Edit to add:  Linda I love your "signature" line, it makes me happy, too!

Lisa

save the Coastguard petition signing number 11296 - desperately need local cover in the Southport and Morecambe Bay areas

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

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fidear45    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 12:19 PM
  This is turning into the poll of intentions I mentioned earlier.

Nearer the time (people may change minds and forget)we should (ok I will)create a list (taaa daaaa)of who is:
1 staying
2 going to pub
3 cooking on board or Barbe etc

We will probs be barbeque monkeys (kids insist unless there is a hurricane blowing) preceded by jumping in the broad and swimming about and followed by silly games and associated hilarity round the son of hibachi (we have two)in patio heater mode... and perhaps some garden candles (open to suggestions)

Happy to sort that out if people think it is a good idea......(we will do it for ourselves anyway) so if folks want to join in pls say so and bring a chair..... entertaining story / mime / group game idea.

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


goodfortune    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 12:27 PM
  I will go first, then.

We are likley to be staying by the boat (but would prefer to moor to land rather than mudweight if possible, not stressed about it though) as walks in the dark on uneven ground are a no-no.

Haven't decided whether to bbq or cook on boat but weather permitting would like to chat, yarn, etc.  (We have chairs and also garden candles which I'll endeavour to remember.)

Lisa

save the Coastguard petition signing number 11296 - desperately need local cover in the Southport and Morecambe Bay areas

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

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lindaworden    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 12:46 PM
  I will just be happy to get to know a few of you . Also I am on an
outboard so I will be mud weighting and oaring.(like the word).
Is their any more attending from Wavany river Center.
To Lisa.
I make a point of not letting life get in the way of being happy

I am as happy on the inside as I am
on the outside


fidear45    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 12:58 PM
  Hi Linda

if you check out the sign up page then that will tell you where people are starting from. There is quite a crowd coming up from Daaaan souuuf. The tide and bridge clearance calculation will determine at what time etc.

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 1:20 PM
  We are easy and will just go with the majority lol  Playful

Lynsey

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Maffman100    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 1:41 PM
  Linda,

You should read back through the 30 odd pages to confirm but I beleive we are meeting on Oulton Broad for an 8:30 departure. We should then get to Yarmouth at the correct time and carry straight on non stop to Salhouse.

This may be cause some problems to anyone crewing on their own......

Matt

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arthur99    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 1:50 PM
  Very interesting watching this event start to come together.

Only 104 days to go now.

Will be ramaining at Salhouse for the rafting up and photos etc, but we will be heading elsewhere overnight.

Looking forward to meeting everybody.

All the best

Arthur


goodfortune    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 2:56 PM
  Linda, I will be the one famously wearing a brooch that spells out "I require a diver to inspect my bottom" in Admiralty Flags.

Actually I'm wearing it now, in my office.

lisa

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"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

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lindaworden    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 3:34 PM
  Do I need to be wearing a  carnation  in my lapel or is thear a far
more practical way of spotting the boats.
Don't know about all you but I am getting existed already he he
I will look back at this in a few weeks
It looks like it could be a great weekend  

I am as happy on the inside as I am
on the outside


fidear45    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 3:47 PM
  News Alert.... "Deck totty in black lifejacket requires bottom inspection".

Please form orderly queue and present qualifications, and bona fides....

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


arthur99    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 3:51 PM
  Puts a whole new meaning to "Keel Hauling"


goodfortune    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 4:05 PM
  Ha, ignore 'em Linda, haha! (xxx)

I suspect you will know when you see the flotilla from the south coming your way!

Many will be trimmed with Admiralty flags.  Many more will be flying the Forum flag and have the Forum logo in the window bearing their usernames.

And then there's the admiralty flag brooch...

Lisa

save the Coastguard petition signing number 11296 - desperately need local cover in the Southport and Morecambe Bay areas

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

BITTERN CODE 15A


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 6:21 PM
  104 Days and a whole 5 Hours hehehehehehehehehe lovin it  Playful

Lynsey

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gramarg    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 8:41 PM
  Plans for Salhouse are a bit cloudy, most probably will
be on the Saturday we have some crew joining is for the
weekend, they however will be joining hopefully at
salhouse. Parking at Richos at getting a taxi to there.
So at the moment we are a 1.However if anybody knows
where we can park a car or two for the weekend can they please let me know.

Graham
Bittern code 18
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


Sunchaser    -- Mar-10-2011 @ 10:21 PM
  Linda, we're from WRC.



Soon Be Summer

Malcolm


yogibear    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 12:38 AM
  104 days to go - well 103 now?

Photograph as of today.

This may be close...



"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...


fidear45    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 7:59 AM
  Graham why not park in the car park at the Maltsters. The landlord usually lets a friend of ours do so every year for a few quid over a weekend.

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Sunchaser    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 8:20 AM
  By reading a lot of these comments it seems that the women of the group are not taking this event very serious.
This has got to be a very professionaly organised event as the honour of the forum is at stake.
Griff is working hard to make this event a big success.
I think with this in mind, on Griffs return from the sunny tropics I will be proposing that this event becomes a men only JOLLY BOYS day.
T  Smile


Soon Be Summer

Malcolm


fidear45    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 8:33 AM
  Anyone got a tin hat they can lend malcolm?

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011

This message was edited by fidear45 on Mar-11-11 @ 8:33 AM


lindaworden    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 8:34 AM
  If as you would
like it became a  boys only day that would be problem as I don't
think half boats  will float Assuming the wife would cut it lenth ways .
And you are mistaken I feel that this statement is very seeereuuus


I am as happy on the inside as I am
on the outside


gramarg    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 11:35 AM
  Got body armour and a full NBC suit i could lend him, looks like he will need it.

Graham
Bittern code 18
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum girly swot 18/09/09
12/02/10


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 12:29 PM
  You've got balls Malc I'll give you that  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


Sharon&Tony    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 5:56 PM
 

"You've got balls Malc I'll give you that"

Not for long !!! lol Playful Wink

Sharon & Tony

Is it Pimms O'Clock yet ?


BOATERS    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 6:40 PM
  Terrible sugestion which would never happen !!!!!!!!!!!! shame it could be a cracking weekend if it did  Wink Roy

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,

This message was edited by BOATERS on Mar-11-11 @ 6:41 PM


goodfortune    -- Mar-11-2011 @ 7:39 PM
  Mumble, mumble, mumble, grrrrrrrrrr!

  

Lisa and Miss Leigh boat-power Exterminate

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gramarg    -- Mar-14-2011 @ 8:21 PM
  100 DAYS TO GO!!!!

Cheers

Graham
Bittern code 18
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
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12/02/10


Lynsey1983    -- Mar-16-2011 @ 12:55 PM
  98 Days To Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Playful

Lynsey

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lindaworden    -- Mar-17-2011 @ 6:52 AM
  I now have my forum flag,bunting and lights so my boat will look the
part.
Now all I have to do is count the days

I am as happy on the inside as I am
on the outside


BroadAmbition    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 6:08 PM
  There seems to be a few questions concerning mudweighting and some of you stating you only have the one mudweight.

Well the good news is that you only need ONE mudweight, if you do have two mudweights onboard though, so much the better.

This is how is works:-

The Wherry 'Albion' will already be in position on her mudweights with her bows pointing towards the beach.

All craft to deploy fenders.

Then we need two craft, large-ish heavyweights at around 40ft to Port and Stbd of the Albion that have two mudwiights each with both of them deployed at bow and stern. Bow and stern ropes secured to Albion. I would suggest Brandywine and 'B.A' to fulfil these roles

Then in no particular order - craft to moor either side using head and stern ropes and alternate mudweights, i.e -

Approach the 'raft' from astern, that is to say with YOUR bows (That's the pointy bit) pointing towards the beach. (That's the terra firma stuff with sand on it) If mooring to stbd of the raft have your PORT head and stern ropes ready to tie onto the craft you are coming alongside of.  Look at the craft you are now moored next to, if their mudweight is deployed over THEIR bow, then you deploy your mudweight over the stern of your craft.

It should therefore go without saying that if their mudweight is deployed over the stern of their craft you deploy your mudweight over the bow of your craft and so on.

If mooring to Port of the raft the only difference being that you will need your Stbd head and stern mooring ropes to hand.

Now this bit is important - where mudweighting is concerned, helms rarely need to take heed of the tide, it is the wind that concerns them and the usual practise is bring the bows into wind then deploy mudweights over the bow.

In this case we have to ignore the wind direction as we do need to have the raft in a single line about 50m off the beach in a straight-ish line facing the beach for the photo shoot.

So, when you are approaching the raft from astern of it as previously mentioned, if you make a hash of it (And there is no pressure here as there will be only 100+ pairs of eyes watching you) KEEP GOING AHEAD come round and have another go but move out one or two places so as to allow the craft following you to take the slot that you had your eye on.

This will stop any queu's building up as craft raft up.

Some of you skippers may now be wondering what happens if the scenario occurs of a 'Little-un' being between two 'Big-uns'  -  No problem, the outer 'Big-un' simply passes their head/stern ropes over to the 'Big-un' that is inboard of the 'Little-un' this should maintain the line.

I will of course be stood on top of 'B.A' with my inter-ship communication system in hand (Loud hailer) to verbally assist if required.

Now tell me that is not simple?  -  No?  -  Read it again then.  Smile


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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This message was edited by BroadAmbition on Mar-18-11 @ 6:17 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 6:48 PM
 

Salhouse - Stern on moorings,

I have spoken with Toby - he is the ranger that looks after the moorings at Salhouse Broad.

There are a total of 38 mooring slots available (Ignoring the three / four down at the play area), that is sixteen to the left of the beach and twenty two to the right of the beach.

I have reserved ALL of them for Friday the 24th JUNE.  There is a mooring fee payable of £6 per craft overnight, however Toby has kindly given the NBF s group discount therefore mooring fee's will be £5 per craft Smile  so please make sure that you are flying a forum flag OR have the forum logo stuck to a window. (Logo's can be printed off by going to the bottom of this page and clicking on 'Make my Logo')

Here's how it works - After the raft / photo shoot, Albion will slip from the raft and proceed to berth up alongside the terra firma, NBF members then can go and berth up stern on and have a visit visit onboard Albion, hopefully either making a donation to her cause or signing up as a friend. (Albion will not be staying overnight and will not be paying a mooring fee). There will not be room for all of us to berth until Albion has departed so I respectfully ask volenteers with tenders to stay mudweighted if required. Once Albion has departed that will make room for further NBF craft to berth.  Again if there is insufficient room, tenders will come to the fore. I'm assuming not all members will be staying overnight at Salhouse though.

If we are stuck and oversubscribed for berthing slots then I'm quite happy for craft to put their bows between 'B.A' and my neighbour (whoever that maybe) with there mudweight deployed over thier stern.

Wroxham / Horning trip boats - Toby will contact the relevant organisations that run the trip boats and inform them that there will be around 40 odd craft rafted up on Salhouse Broad for an hour or so. He tells me that he knows the folk in the offices and that this scenario happens when they have their annual raft race get together thing and won't be a problem for them. The raft will be opposite the beach area anyway, not covering the two entrances to the Broad.


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BroadAmbition    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 6:59 PM
 

Now, who intends:-

BBQ-ing?
Visiting the 'Fur-n-Feathers'?
Visiting 'The Bell'?

The Fur-n-Feathers is not dog friendly inside, but dogs are allowed with owners at the tables outside.

I don't know about the Bell as I have not been there in an age.

I intend to let Macie have a swim and retrieve Richards handbag dogs a couple of times Evil Grin

I will then either:- join in with a BBQ and/or visit the Fur-n-Feathers and/or visit the Bell, with/without my crew as the case maybe but with Macie.  Confused? - so am I  Playful Wink


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Sunchaser    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 7:01 PM
  Well done Griff.
Sunchaser would like to apply to moor overnight.


Soon Be Summer

Malcolm


Maffman100    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 9:07 PM
  Griff,

Overnight for us please and most likely BBQ.

We do have a tender but with one toddler and one baby would appreciate a mooring to visit Albion.

If anybody wants to borrow our tender they are more than welcome.

Matt

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gramarg    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 10:19 PM
  Mooring please we have two hounds on board, and i will
bbq some of the younger crew may visit local hostelry's,
reading this i don't know if it's laughter or fear.

Graham
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PizzaLover    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 10:39 PM
  It sounds to me that nothing can possibly go wrong.
But - just in case - we must all take cameras. OK?


yogibear    -- Mar-18-2011 @ 11:50 PM
  Griff :- "So, when you are approaching the raft from astern of it as previously mentioned, if you make a hash of it (And there is no pressure here as there will be only 100+ pairs of eyes watching you) KEEP GOING AHEAD come round and have another go but move out one or two places so as to allow the craft following you to take the slot that you had your eye on"

Well I know what I will be doing all afternoon then. Hope I dont get too dizzy!

"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...


BroadAmbition    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 12:06 AM
 
  LOL


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ncsl    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 8:47 AM
  Remind me not to eat with Graham  !

"Mooring please we have two hounds on board, and i will bbq some of the younger crew "

Hummmmmmm!!!!!

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ncsl    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 9:14 AM
  Communications


A lot of boats will have some sort of radio equipment on board.

Could I suggest the following if using radio for communicating, both whilst under way, and to help with keeping  in contact with the rest of the "fleet" whilst traveling and mooring etc.

Some boats had CB equipment on board.    I would suggest using channel 35.
With CB it will give a good 4 to 5 miles coverage and assist to all or most groups where each flotilla are located and to ensure no one has any trouble in case of breakdowns, late departure / arrival etc.

The smaller PMR radios.  I would suggest the middle frequency / channel.
These are good over a very short range  - boat to boat whilst in transit and whilst mooring at Salhouse.

Any one with a VHF Ham Radio, I would suggest using 145.625 Mhz ( the repeater GB3NB ) initially.
This will give  full Norfolk coverage of about 30 miles.
Once closer together I would suggest using 145.275 Mhz + or- one channel if busy.


Some may have VHF Marine band on board but would ask that they do not use this unless an emergency.


It may be a good idea to know who has what type on board and in which group they will be in.



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gramarg    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 10:02 AM
 
quote:"......
Remind me not to eat with Graham !
......."


ROFLPMSL note must read what i write.
Is there any chance of using some ones tender so i can
get some piccies from the beach of all the boats Please

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Lynsey1983    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 10:10 AM
  Awwwww no I want Mark to read this so we can decide what we want to do  Indifferent

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BroadAmbition    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 1:37 PM
 

Original first post updated again.

Some skippers have stated in various parts of this thread they are coming but have not signed up - if so and I have missed you off the original post then you'll just either have to sign up proper or let me know via a posting etc


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Charlie    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 2:15 PM
  Hi Griff

I'm really sorry but I'm not going to be able to confirm either way until much closer the time.  My boss has said that having the day off is a possible but will depend on whether there is anyone else away and if he can cover my class.  I'm happy for you to Blue Dolphin on your 'maybe' list.  

If I do make it then its not absolutely necessary to have a mooring overnight as no dogs/kids etc. but might be nice to stretch my legs a bit if possible.

Thanks

Charlie

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fidear45    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 4:07 PM
  Dear Griff mate!!!!!

I somehow knew you would have a loud hailer.. I imagined you standing directing the rafting. You have graciously described in words what I had in my head...

Many thanks for the written instructions for the directionally challenged (me).

Malanka will be remaining overnight and would love to tuck her tiny stern up against the staithe, whilst the crew run about do mad stuff and wait for dad to get the barbe out and fired up.

we have offered the hospitality of a warm barbe (son of hibachi x 2)and the opportunity for a big chin wag and silly games session on the terra firma stuff. We look forward to participating in the consumption of ample quantities of Lisas alcoholic concoctions which I am sure will make the silly games go with a bang.

Your reserve of Leffe trippel (Blue 8.9 %) will be in a bucket full of ice (I hope). I would recommend sitting down after consumption rather than the pub but that's up to you...

Thanks again for the organising.. Great stuff....

Life is too short

M&F

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Maffman100    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 6:04 PM
  Graham,

You are more than welcome to borrow the tender.

You just need to try and raft up next to, or near to us......

Matt

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gramarg    -- Mar-19-2011 @ 9:14 PM
  Thanks Matt, i suppose i could walk to you , providing
i get permission from the skippers.
Re the radios, it could get very confusing with lots of
radio traffic, Lord Pauls idea seems the most sound we
have PMR so short range will be ok, the problem would
be contacting the main fleet if there were any delays,
i am hoping someone on the Ant fleet may have CB this
would then be the contact boat for the Ant fleet,
communications within the Ant would be on PMR, on
joining the main fleet we would then be on PMR, does
this make sense?
A list of Boats could then be announced.  

Graham
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ncsl    -- Mar-20-2011 @ 8:46 AM
  I would suggest the following radio usage to try and keep some sort of radio discipline.

The following should apply to any radio type.

All monitor a fixed "home" channel(s) initially.

Fixed "home" Channel number for each radio type will be listed shortly.

If any one wants to chat with a friend, then make contact on the fixed "home" channel by calling their name.
Once contact is made then move to an agreed channel between yourselves.
After you have finished the chat, then move back to the fixed "home" channel.


This way you will not block the fixed "home" channel.

Hope this helps!

Please put your detail on the Radio Thread
Thanks.

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BroadAmbition    -- Mar-20-2011 @ 10:18 AM
 
Thought it was about time I got caught up with this thread properly and got my replies up to date, so here goes:-

Mar-09-2011 @ 8:43 AM  -  Said NBF Standard forum flag – see separate thread on this subject.  Ref booking pubs for meals on the Friday night, I suggest that those crews that intend having their evening dinner in one of the  pubs book the venues themselves, rather than the lot of us booking under one name, that way it can be done on a first come, first served basis and keeps the organisation / lists / logistics to a minimum.

Mar-09-2011 @ 10:31 AM – those skippers that can mudweight from the bow only – shouldn’t be a problem, there will be enough craft that can relocate their Mudweights to the stern and with that many craft it shouldn’t upset the balance too much.  Trip boats – as per later post, Toby the ranger is informing them and he states it won’t be a problem

Mar-09-2011 @ 11:41 AM  - It will take some time to get rafted up, although less than an hour I would hope, should be a breeze if we all follow my rafting evolution planning . . . . .

Mar-09-2011 @ 4:29 PM - S'pose I ought to go and stick a few more planks in.... Come on man, Digit out . . . . .

Mar-09-2011 @ 4:46 PM - On a serious point how do we raft in a straight line? Do we need to  ensure our sterns are level? Or what!?   Good Point.  -  This will be my responsibility, From my vantage point on the coach house roof of ‘B.A’ inter-ship communication system in hand I will instruct (by boat name) to dress Fwd or Aft as the case may be, this is easily done  by either ‘checking away’ or ‘down slack’ on the mudweight adjusting your head/stern ropes accordingly. So it is most important to turn off your engine as soon as you are alongside your neighbouring boat and no cd’s blaring out either please otherwise I won’t be able to be heard and chaos will reign supreme.

Mar-09-2011 @ 8:46 PM  - Hello MODS as Lisa says the date on the forum events read 24 July 2011 can someone do their magic and change it to 24 JUNE 2011 please. Yes, the printed date on the sign up events is July, that is of course wrong, this was a cock-up on my part.

The correct date is Friday 24th JUNE

I have lost count / given up the number of times I have asked a certain forumite who has the capability to alter this, to date it has still not been done, I doubt it will be changed at all now.

Mar-09-2011 @ 10:09 PM  - Maybe we need to consider the length of boats as we moor up with the longest either side of Albion and then the shorter ones slowly spreading out to the smallest like 'you know the one I mean' half pint so it looks slightly arrow shaped if we line up at the stern or V shaped if we line up at the bow.  Just a thought! I too had considered this, after much thought (1 x nano-second) decided against it as it would mean getting craft in a strict order approaching Salhouse Broad, or having craft milling around trying to hold station waiting for their turn to join the raft – chaos would reign once more. As stated in another post, it matters not a jot if a little-un is in between two big-uns, we are all carrying fenders, just pass the head and stern ropes from the outer big-un to in inner big-un and all will be fine

Mar-10-2011 @ 3:34 PM - Do I need to be wearing a  carnation  in my lapel or is there a far  more practical way of spotting the boats. Craft should display either a forum flag (Ordered from Richard) or a printed logo (Go to the bottom of this page to the red section and print one off).  As for identifying members, well at the meet the following day (Saturday) ‘Miss Clipboard’ goes round with sticky labels for members. If someone wants to do that for the C-in-C then be my guest. Another solution is to order one of the NBF polo shirts (from G.C) which will have your name on it. I have one, some of my crew have their  ‘B.A’ polo shirts with their names on them.

Mar-19-2011 @ 2:15 PM – No need for apologies, I just hope you can make it (Got a promise behind the bike shed) The list is flexible and can / will be updated / amended as and when required

M&F – Looking forward to meeting you and sampling the Brugge Triple – counting down the days.

Communications – Let’s not get toooooooo complicated here folks, Pmr, Vhf, CB, mobiles, Inter-ship-com system, semaphore, Aldis lamps, telephone, etc etc.  The fastest method of communication known to man is – ‘Tellawoman’ Anyroadup!!!!  The flotilla commodores will be organising departure times from their locations. So timings all hinge on the eta at Thurne Mouth of the southern flotillas, this will be coordinated by Jenny Morgan, (No pressure J.M). The relevant flotilla commodores should then communicate between themselves informing their charges by whatever means they see fit.  Ncsl has started off a separate thread for comms during the C-in-C for those that wish to participate – Good move Ncsl – Thanks.

There is no need for any order of craft in ‘The Snake’ as someone on here eloquently put it other than ‘BrandyWine’ who will be flying the NBF Standard and needs to be at the head of the snake. The only other requirement is for ‘B.A’ to be directly behind BrandyWine. Why? Well when we arrive at Salhouse Broad, as previously mentioned for the rafting up evolution we need those two heavyweights with their two mudweights either side of the Albion.  This means of course that during the flotillas transit from St Benets I will need to get myself behind BrandyWine, so please don’t be giving me grief for overtaking whoever is between me and BrandyWine.

We will have our ‘Dress Ship’ bunting flying for the event, might even have a look at displaying some fairy lights for the evening too.

The way ahead for the crew of ‘B.A’ as per calls made this morning is for us to BBQ at Salhouse Broad as there will be ten of us onboard so cooking out of our galley with that many crew will be awkward. BBQ-ing for ten will need a decent barby so I will bring my Weber in our tender.

Berthing Slots – Let’s not get too excited about reserving berthing slots, there will be plenty of room as some craft are not staying overnight, some intend mudweighting overnight and using tenders, we also have the option of craft putting their bow between two berthed boats (Well fendered) with their mudweight over the stern, this gives us the capability of having seventy odd (Yes 70) craft alongside terra firma.

Lastly, when posting and referring other forumites to page numbers on here, not all forumites have their preferences set the same, for instance I am currently on page 4 with this particular thread, it is easier if you refer to the date/time of previous postings


Right that has got me up to date with the organising side of things, as per the norm suggestions and input from all is welcome.


Griff


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Sunchaser    -- Mar-20-2011 @ 11:01 AM
  Now with a new thread started about radio communication things will start to get compicated.
I suggest that all communication ref. the flotilla is between Griff as organiser and the flotilla Commodores only.

Soon Be Summer

Malcolm


fidear45    -- Mar-20-2011 @ 11:41 AM
  Griff, you are a star!!!

I am afraid my weber won't fit in the car never mind a tender!!!!!It was delivered on a pallet by a fork truck.

We would need the services of Jaguar to unload and load it ...
We will make do with the son of hibachi, makes a good patio heater later too....

So looking for ward to this I could burst!!!!!

Malanka crew will be wearing Malanka Polo shirts (maybe even a cap if I can bully them into it...)

Life is too short

M&F

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jaguar    -- Mar-20-2011 @ 11:47 AM
 
quote:"......
might even have a look at displaying some fairy lights for the evening too.
......."


fairy lights, pimp glazing definitely a chav boat


regards,Mike


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gramarg    -- Mar-20-2011 @ 5:51 PM
  Wow that was a lot of catching up, well done Griff
looking forward to being shouted at.

Graham
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BroadAmbition    -- Mar-22-2011 @ 1:24 PM
 

I've done the edit / copy / paste thing and moved some of the more important points and tagged them onto the first post of this thread.  Those of you that wish to refresh yourselves with the days events can now find the points at the start of this thread without having to search through the whole thread again, it will also aid any newcomers withing to join in and signing up etc.


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goodfortune    -- Mar-22-2011 @ 8:39 PM
  Thank you griff, much obliged.

Needless to say, despite the fact I took along a tape measure on our visit to the boat, I failed to measure up for the bunting!  I'll just have to guess!

edit:  Griff, your technical stuff about mooring just made my very tired head ache!  I've asked SternMoor to read and inwardly digest, but I can only say that the one thing I know is we only have a bow mudweight and will need to get off early on the Saturday if not on the Friday night to make our remote handover to the next foolks on Moonlight Shadow.  Sad that.

Lis

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Sunchaser    -- Mar-22-2011 @ 9:53 PM
  Don't worry Lisa, there is still time to prepare.
I have booked a two day boat handling course.
One day VHF radio course.
Six week BBQ cooking course.
A weight training course so that I can put TWO mudweights out.
And I am thinking of doing a navigation course incase Jenny Morgan does not know the way.
Looking at all this I don't think I will have time to come on the cruise now.

Soon Be Summer

Malcolm


fidear45    -- Mar-22-2011 @ 9:57 PM
  Lisa get the standard 12m admiralty bunting that should be long enough...

Life is too short

M&F

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BroadAmbition    -- Mar-22-2011 @ 10:31 PM
 

Malcolm - Cracking post ROFPMSL

Btw you forgot the metrological course for the wx  Playful Wink


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BroadAmbition    -- Mar-22-2011 @ 10:32 PM
 

Oh and WHO is organising the Lap Dancers then?  Evil Grin


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Sunchaser    -- Mar-22-2011 @ 10:39 PM
  I AINT GOING ON ANY DANCING COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soon Be Summer

Malcolm


fidear45    -- Mar-23-2011 @ 8:59 AM
  Lap dancers are the territory of the deck totty!!!

Life is too short

M&F

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goodfortune    -- Mar-23-2011 @ 8:29 PM
  Malcolm, very, very funny!

Martin, as "lap dancing" means something different to me than it does in the UK, apparently, I shall not join in, though perhaps a small foxtrot could be arranged...haha.

Keith has his Day Skippers book out again...

Lisa

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gramarg    -- Mar-24-2011 @ 3:13 PM
  Malcolm, you need to add to the list:
Managers course how to deal with a crisis now and in the future.
Hand signalling course - meanings and translation
Life saving course - someone is bound to fall in, mud weight swinging and forgetting to let go, this of course could be a hands on event at the C in C deck totty could be used to practice on, you need to get a real feel for these things.
and don't forget to register with Alcoholics anonymous because after all this you will be driven to drink.(ps reserve a place for me).
Now back to work as someone pointed out i ain't at the moment didn't they Lynsey.

tounge-in-cheek

Graham
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Lynsey1983    -- Mar-24-2011 @ 3:29 PM
  Is that my name I see up there     .    
                                  . .
                                 .   .
                                . . . .
                                  . .
                                  . .
                                  . .

EEEEEEEE I'm famous  Playful

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Lynsey1983    -- Mar-24-2011 @ 3:30 PM
  Well that worked out ok NOT lol can't you tell I am bored  Playful

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fidear45    -- Mar-24-2011 @ 4:40 PM
  Why don't we just throw the deck totty in Graham?

We could have a deck totty throwing competition. Judged by Griff and his loud hailer.

After all it won't matter to you after you have fallen in with that great lummux doggie of yours trying to get them him or her into the dinghy... Still cant wait for that mate.....
You will by then be wet and so, ahhh hold on how about a graham throwing competition that way only one person gets wet and you already being soaked will be perfect.

Works for me... see how the management mind works there Graham ...lol

Life is too short

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Regulo    -- Mar-29-2011 @ 6:23 PM
  Griff, All,

I've signed up for the C-in-C, but I don't know where I'll be joining at the moment. We tend not to make arrangements, and just go with the flow on our 2 weeks afloat, but we'll be probably mudweighted in S.Walsham overnight Thursday. I presume then to join at St. Benets, or travel towards Acle to turn and tag along on the end of the Southern contingent. Does that make sense? If it does, it'll be a first for me!!!

Regards, Ray.

If it's neither here, nor there, then where is it?


BroadAmbition    -- Mar-29-2011 @ 7:34 PM
 
Right you are Ray,

I'll update the original post,

Glad you can make it  Smile


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Lynsey1983    -- Mar-30-2011 @ 10:14 AM
  84 Days 12 Hours  Playful Wink   Playful   Playful Wink

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arthur99    -- Mar-30-2011 @ 6:50 PM
  Forum still seems to be on GMT Lyns so you will be pleased to know that that C in C is an hour closer than we think.

Really looking forward to this event.

All the best

Arthur


goodfortune    -- Mar-30-2011 @ 10:20 PM
  Me too!

L

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BroadAmbition    -- Apr-5-2011 @ 7:36 PM
 
Just bumping this up the list a bit as I know it's sticky on the general chat section but not sticky if one opens up via the last 24 hours entry method.

So for the benefit of the recently arrived Newbies, have a look at the first post on this thread and if you want to join in, then sign yersens up. To recap just one point the C-in-C is open to Hirers, Owners, Sailies and superiors (Power craft) alike  Wink


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Sunchaser    -- Apr-5-2011 @ 8:33 PM
  To recap just one point the C-in-C is open to Hirers, Owners, Sailies and superiors (Power craft) alike  

"SAILIES" I have not looked back on the thread, but was it sailies only if thick black smoke coming out the back, no wind machines?




Soon Be Summer

Malcolm


BroadAmbition    -- Apr-5-2011 @ 9:17 PM
 

Correct Malcom, tks for pointing that out, a Cruise in Company is not practicle under wind power of course, to un predictable, not reliable, can't plan at all, then there is the yachts themselves  Evil Grin


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gramarg    -- Apr-26-2011 @ 6:01 PM
  Well thats it done, final monies to Richardsons, now it
feels like a holiday in the making, lists of things to do
and things to buy, now all it needs is Richardsons for
some help with the times and we are ready to cruise.
Sooooooooooo looking forward to meeting everyone.
58 days to go!!!!

Graham
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Maffman100    -- Apr-26-2011 @ 6:27 PM
  Griff/Gary and just about everybody else.

Have you considered inviting UK boating along for some filming on
the day?

Just had a butchers on their Facebook page and they are currently
filming for a new series (on the Thames tomorrow).

It could add another dimension to the day and would obviously give
some publicity to the website.

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

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This message was edited by Maffman100 on Apr-26-11 @ 11:30 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Apr-26-2011 @ 6:41 PM
 
Mat,

Seems like a plan to me, well volunteered/suggested Mat, drop them a line and see what response you get, just clear it via Gary / Richard as you go please!


Griff

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goodfortune    -- Apr-27-2011 @ 6:28 PM
  Called in at a shop called "B&M Home Store" today and discovered they were selling lots of different types of solar powered string lights.  I was wondering how we would decorate Moonlight Shadow.  I bought 50 blue lights (because a Moonshadow always seems blue to me) but they had lots of other styles, including dragonflies.

Now, I need reasonable Admiralty flags (in addition to the infamous brooch), has anyone settled on the best option?

MS is 38 feet so I'll be wanting about 40 feet each side from the bow across the sliding roof and down to the stern?  Does that sound about right?

Lisa

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fidear45    -- Apr-28-2011 @ 7:01 AM
  Hi Lisa search back a few posts and you will find a URL I posted for 12m admiralty flags for a good price. There is one for solar lamps too.  

Life is too short

M&F

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Sunchaser    -- Apr-28-2011 @ 8:17 AM
  Wait till Saturday, they will be giving union jack bunting away.

SUMMERS HERE!!!!
Malcolm


fidear45    -- Apr-28-2011 @ 9:39 AM
  My boo boo, the links were in the forum flag thread.

PM sent Liz...

I would imagine that most of the union flag bunting will be of the cheap plastic single use variety. About as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

Life is too short

M&F

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Maffman100    -- Apr-29-2011 @ 3:15 PM
  just clear it via Gary / Richard as you go please!

Gary/Richard,

Are you happy for me to enquire?

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Richard    -- Apr-29-2011 @ 3:34 PM
  sounds good to me matt


Richard    -- Apr-29-2011 @ 3:35 PM
  sounds good to me matt


Maffman100    -- May-1-2011 @ 7:33 AM
  Well I have had contact with Chris as SLTV and they are going to see if they can make it work as it is not too far to travel and they may be able to film some other stuff over the weeknd.
Keep you posted.

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Grendel    -- May-1-2011 @ 7:48 AM
  I noticed all the street party stuff at B&Q yesterday was being marked down to half price, union jack bunting included.
Grendel


fidear45    -- May-4-2011 @ 1:44 PM
  Griff mate, Just noticed that the thread numbers signed up says 37, the forum events numbers signed up says 33. They used to be the same.
Do we need an update?

M

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M&F

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BroadAmbition    -- May-4-2011 @ 4:25 PM
 
That's coz some folk commit on the thread but don't join and sign up on the events list  Frown


Griff

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fidear45    -- May-4-2011 @ 4:57 PM
  lol ok ta mate. Must be the manager in me ...LOL

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gramarg    -- May-5-2011 @ 8:41 PM
  Hi All, does anyone know the number of the Chinese what
delivers to Salhouse, i'm just thinking wouldn't mind
one and really can't be bothered cooking after what is
going to be a long day for some crews and by about
10.00pm most probably falling asleep in my beer.

Graham
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gramarg    -- May-17-2011 @ 8:26 PM
  Due to the number of casualties we seem  to be having
can Griff add this to the fleet.


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gramarg    -- May-25-2011 @ 12:57 PM
  Hi all, times moving on quite quickly now doesn't seem five minutes since it was a twinkling in someone's eye.
Well in to getting things in for the Holiday and CiC, i know some poeople will be holidaying earlier than us and was wondering about the cruising times and meet up times /area's. Richardsons have been very good in fact excellent in letting those who are on the CiC pick up craft early (tin of sweets to be given on arrival and some beers for the rest).
i am expecting to leave Richardsons at around 12-12.30ish on the Friday which would get us to St benets for around 2.- 2.30ish, which looking at the tides would expect to have a short wait for the main cruise to arrive, I would like to give our flotilla some times and where we will meet or is this still too early?
To all the Ant crews my mobile is in the SOS List or drop me a PM if anyone has any other ideas.


Graham
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Maffman100    -- May-25-2011 @ 2:16 PM
  As the opening line on the first post says This 'plan' is all subject to change of course as are all thing Broads related

Can I make a change to our arrangements?
With 3 1/2 weeks until we hit the Broads it is becoming obvious that travelling from Oulton Broad to Salhouse non stop is not appealing with a 3 year old and a 3 month old. Griff-Can you change Evening Shadow to a TBA?

I will try and post up during the week (iPhone) permitting regarding a start location (it will be North Broads somehere) but will depend on how the week takes us-Can we get under Potter? Shall we go to Bewilderwood? Maybe a day at the Beach? Its tough but someone has to do it!  Smile

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
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fidear45    -- May-25-2011 @ 2:26 PM
  Hi Graham, the earlier you ask folks to meet at a particular place the more chance we have I think of folks remembering and suggesting alternatives that make sense.
To my mind the place that makes most sense would be Barton. (as long as its not as windy as it was last Sunday/Monday)
There is perhaps quite an opportunity opposite the sailing club pontoons, as long as the weather is nice.

Life is too short

M&F

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Maffman100    -- May-25-2011 @ 2:57 PM
  How about Barton Turf in case people need land access for dogs etc? (by etc I mean children!)

Then pick people up where needed as you travel down th ant?

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
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Evening Shadow Flickr Group
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ncsl    -- May-25-2011 @ 5:50 PM
  We currently have radios on the VHF Ham Bands in
the Ant group - myself and Arthur
Thurn group   -   Woodwose
Yare - Pulse ( Gary) I think he has Ham Band VHF?

These can contact each other where ever they are on the system and relay info to others within their group if need be.

That way we should all know what is happening and locations of each group - I hope. Scared

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Pulse    -- May-25-2011 @ 6:28 PM
  Yare - Pulse ( Gary) I think he has Ham Band VHF?

Gary has Marine VHF not Ham Band VHF sorry for the confusion.

Gary


ncsl    -- May-25-2011 @ 6:37 PM
  Thanks Gary.
I and 1 or 2 others can monitor / use Marine Band so we can keep a listening watch for your group.

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gramarg    -- May-26-2011 @ 7:36 PM
  Now proudly showing off my doggie life jacket.

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Lynsey1983    -- May-27-2011 @ 7:46 AM
  He well doesnt look impressed lol  Playful Wink  if I'm going in Dad your comming too that look says hehehehehehe

Lynsey

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gramarg    -- May-27-2011 @ 8:25 AM
  You are joking he's the worlds biggest poser, he was waiting all day for me to come home so he could try it on, agreed if he goes in and i grab the handle i'll be getting wet.

Graham
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fidear45    -- May-27-2011 @ 8:48 AM
  That will be when you take him for ablutions via the dinghy then???

Life is too short

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BroadAmbition    -- Jun-7-2011 @ 6:21 AM
 
Heyup Y'all,

pleas pay attention, especially the i/c's of the relevant river flotillas

It has been pointed out to me that some forumites will be boarding their craft up to ten days before the event on the 24th JUNE therefore we now need to publish timings of departure times from the relevant venues.

This all hinges on the arrival of the Yare/Waveney group at Acle Bridge, Thurne Mouth and St Benets Abbey.

So J.M time for you to shine and give us your best estimate of your eta at Acle Bridge please, the rest of us can then plan to be at our locations ready to join the group, you should be collecting the Ant group St Benets then up the Bure via a round trip in / out of Malthouse Broad for any stragglers to tag on then onwards to Salhouse Broad.

For those of you that have not signed up for the C-in-C it is not too late to do so.

See you afloat.


Griff

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fidear45    -- Jun-7-2011 @ 6:57 AM
  After we (Malanka and Corsica)had a practice two way mudweight in Ranworth on Sunday Morning I hope it's not that windy for the CinC.
Had to hang on to the bacon butties or they would have flown away like a piece of steak over the side (apologies to Sonia and Simon....)

Life is too short

M&F

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Maffman100    -- Jun-7-2011 @ 10:21 AM
  Evening Shadow will now pick up the convoy somewhere in Horning.

See you all there!


w-album    -- Jun-9-2011 @ 6:25 AM
  Hi all
Just to keep you up to date with numbers but it looks likely that WR plus skipper won't be able to make the CinC nor Forum Meet.

Complications on the home front (disappearing crew) and too many people off at work that week mean I can't swap my work days.

Please salute WR as you pass her at Horning though - I shall be thinking of you and look forward to hearing the stories and photos

Liz Frown

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fidear45    -- Jun-9-2011 @ 6:35 AM
  Big shame.. hope things change. We will of course toot WR as we pass over the period.
We will toot as we pass her this weekend too...

Life is too short

M&F

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Lynsey1983    -- Jun-9-2011 @ 3:24 PM
  Eeeeeeeee 14 days to go so excited, still two weeks at work tho  Indifferent  and this is my 700th post hahahaha

Lynsey

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BroadAmbition    -- Jun-9-2011 @ 5:40 PM
 

700th ??

Show Off !!   Playful Wink


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Lynsey1983    -- Jun-9-2011 @ 5:41 PM
  Says him on 7000 and odd hahahahaha

Lynsey

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goodfortune    -- Jun-9-2011 @ 7:05 PM
  Nice to "see" you again by the way Lynsey, missed you on the quiz recently, hope things are better in the stable now.

I look forward to meeting you and Mark in a couple of weeks, only a week to go for us!  Well, 8 days, 3 hours and 55 minutes!

Lisa, aka Scarlett or Dolly Daydream
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Lynsey1983    -- Jun-10-2011 @ 7:03 AM
  Like wise Lisa (Dolly) lol we still have 13 days 15 hours and 57 minutes to go hahahahaha

Lynsey

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fidear45    -- Jun-10-2011 @ 8:37 AM
  In a boring meeting... 13hrs 24 minutes to go.

Life is too short

M&F

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Lynsey1983    -- Jun-10-2011 @ 2:41 PM
  Can I just say we do have our worries regarding this ere cruise in company in the form of:-

How not to crash into anyone

Where to be at any one time

Where in the snake like formation to position ourselves

How the rafting to Albion is going to work

Mooring and what happens afterwards at Salhouse


But apart from that a big thumbs up from us and looking forward to it lol

Lynsey

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gramarg    -- Jun-10-2011 @ 6:00 PM
  You'll be fine,just think of it as a busy day afloat.

Graham
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Lynsey1983    -- Jun-10-2011 @ 6:05 PM
  It's going to be more than bl**dy busy lol

Lynsey

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This message was edited by steve on Jun-10-11 @ 7:38 PM


zacthedog    -- Jun-10-2011 @ 8:57 PM
  lynsey, your worried about crashing ? i am worried about my tub starting again, its got starter motor trouble, so a push start may be needed, any volanteers ?
lost my forum flag as well not happy, but i will make it.

Gary
1hr 30mins 60mls away
forum girly swot 19/3/2010 (IP3)


gramarg    -- Jun-11-2011 @ 10:51 AM
  We could always give it a tow shove it in to gear and
start it that way or find a downhill bit to give it a
bump start LOL.
I will have two mechanics with me from Friday night so
if there are any probs i'm sure we can help

Graham
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Sunchaser    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 7:43 AM
  Do we have any Waveney times yet?

Malcolm

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Richard    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 8:20 AM
  I haven't heard from Peter, but I would have thought an 8 am start from the yacht station


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 8:26 AM
  I had reckoned on an 8.00 muster at the Yacht Station and an 8.30 departure. At 5 m.p.h. it should be a comfortable journey. I say 5 m.p.h. because for some of the smaller boats that is their probable comfortable cruising speed. Mind you, should the tide care to help, and the boys in floppy blue hats be elsewhere . . . . . . . . . .

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.

This message was edited by JennyMorgan on Jun-16-11 @ 6:42 PM


fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 9:01 AM
  May I suggest that to settle everyones nerves and get us into the spirit of following polite suggestions from those who know what they are doing that GRIFF resurrects his excellent mooring evolution post and reposts it here so we can all read it again and again until those like me that need study time are familiar with it.
Even then I am going to print it and have it with me in the wheelhouse just in case of brain fade with 30 odd other skippers watching me... No pressure people...

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 9:14 AM
  Resurrected....

Thanks again to Griff for the excellent instructions.

There seems to be a few questions concerning mudweighting and some of you stating you only have the one mudweight.

Well the good news is that you only need ONE mudweight, if you do have two mudweights onboard though, so much the better.

This is how is works:-

The Wherry 'Albion' will already be in position on her mudweights with her bows pointing towards the beach.

All craft to deploy fenders.

Then we need two craft, large-ish heavyweights at around 40ft to Port and Stbd of the Albion that have two mudwiights each with both of them deployed at bow and stern. Bow and stern ropes secured to Albion. I would suggest Brandywine and 'B.A' to fulfil these roles

Then in no particular order - craft to moor either side using head and stern ropes and alternate mudweights, i.e -

Approach the 'raft' from astern, that is to say with YOUR bows (That's the pointy bit) pointing towards the beach. (That's the terra firma stuff with sand on it) If mooring to stbd of the raft have your PORT head and stern ropes ready to tie onto the craft you are coming alongside of.  Look at the craft you are now moored next to, if their mudweight is deployed over THEIR bow, then you deploy your mudweight over the stern of your craft.

It should therefore go without saying that if their mudweight is deployed over the stern of their craft you deploy your mudweight over the bow of your craft and so on.

If mooring to Port of the raft the only difference being that you will need your Stbd head and stern mooring ropes to hand.

Now this bit is important - where mudweighting is concerned, helms rarely need to take heed of the tide, it is the wind that concerns them and the usual practise is bring the bows into wind then deploy mudweights over the bow.

In this case we have to ignore the wind direction as we do need to have the raft in a single line about 50m off the beach in a straight-ish line facing the beach for the photo shoot.

So, when you are approaching the raft from astern of it as previously mentioned, if you make a hash of it (And there is no pressure here as there will be only 100+ pairs of eyes watching you) KEEP GOING AHEAD come round and have another go but move out one or two places so as to allow the craft following you to take the slot that you had your eye on.

This will stop any queu's building up as craft raft up.

Some of you skippers may now be wondering what happens if the scenario occurs of a 'Little-un' being between two 'Big-uns'  -  No problem, the outer 'Big-un' simply passes their head/stern ropes over to the 'Big-un' that is inboard of the 'Little-un' this should maintain the line.

I will of course be stood on top of 'B.A' with my inter-ship communication system in hand (Loud hailer) to verbally assist if required.

Now tell me that is not simple?  -  No?  -  Read it again then.  


Griff



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M&F

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BroadAmbition    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 9:34 AM
 
Thanks M&F I was currently doing the copy and paste thing mysen as it happens.

The first post on this thread also has relavant information you might want to refresh yourselves with.

The main point to remember with forming up is to take it slow, smile and enjoy it, if it all goes pear shaped, then it all goes pear shaped. The main thing is that everyone remains safe.

A few changes for me, Our 'Tender To' will not now be in attendance as it is not ready. Therefore I will not have our large Weber BBQ onboard but will still bring one that others are welcome to use. The Tug-of-war rope and other large gear etc will have to be left for me to go fetch on Saturday (Probably leave at LBBy)

Macie dog will not be their due to her new litter arrived yesterday.

Dolly and his MrsD cannot make it either so that puts us at eight crew onboard

I'll be off the forum from tomorrow morning through to Sunday night as I'm away on our once a year ride-out L.O.T (Lads on Tour), twenty one bikes to N.Wales for the weekend (Tiger is raring to go) so any questions and/or pm's will not get picked up until then.


Griff

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gramarg    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 11:32 AM
  Right here's the time i put my neck on the Line, we now
have a departure time from Oulton which is 8.30, i am
now going to give the departure time for the

ANT FLOTILLA

DEP Richardsons Stalham 12.00-13.00pm latest
Broadland Sun,Princess, Major Gem, Siesta, Dungraftin
(Wet Shed)
Picking up at
Broadsedge, - Malanka , Corsica
Paddys Lane - PL9
Barton Turf
Barton Broad
How Hill
Ludham Bridge
St Benets - Blue  Moon

Arriving St Benets around 15.00 which if my timing is
correct leave us around 5/10 mins to wait for the main
flotilla.

If any of the hire boats are not ready they will follow
and pick up at somewhere along the route with any other
stragglers, and follow to Salhouse

If Broadland Sun is not ready Malanka will take over as
Lead Boat.

Please monitor PMR channel 4 and my mobile number is
07788 917959

Hoping for a great day, and eventful for all the right
reasons.

God bless see you all soon.

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
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This message was edited by gramarg on Jun-19-11 @ 9:55 PM


BroadAmbition    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 11:57 AM
 


With those time things are going to get very tight.

We are constrained by the Albion and her departure time from Salhouse as she has a schedule to keep to.

The sooner the Waveney/Yare lot arrive at St Benets the better.

Therefore - Command decision - we will now NOT transit into/round/out of Malthouse Broad, as the flotilla meets at St Benets we will go straight to Salhouse Broad.

Graham - If you can get your lot to St Benets earlier than 1500, then so much the better in the hope that JM and his lot arrives earlier than 1500

It will take us a fair while to get us rafted up either side of the Albion for the Photo Shoot before going alongside the quays etc.

I'll amend the first post to suit.


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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Classicboaters    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 12:14 PM
  Just wanted to say good luck and hope it all goes well..Broad Star would love to be there but unfortunately we cannot be in Stalham that day. See you all at the NBF meet though!
Lisa Playful Wink

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gramarg    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 12:23 PM
  The times i gave for departure are the latest if we can get all the hire craft ready by 12-1230ish then all the better and the arrival time would be earlier, can i add if everyone can be on standy by for an earlier depature of us from Stalham we will make the announcements by radio.  

Graham
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fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 12:31 PM
  I am sure we can get down the Ant to St Bennets in less than two hours. Stalham to Salhouse is well over three hours for us normally(we go super slow).

I would ask Griff that if you have any influence at Richos to have the boats prepared for 12 rather than 13:00 then we stand a much better chance of stress free day.

Graham has been fantatsic in getting an earlier release time, perhaps a gentle push for earlier by you may help I don't know, I don't know the folks there at all.  I know it all depends on when the boats are returned and that special thing called Norfolk time..  

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 12:46 PM
  Hi Graham, 12 would be a miracle but I live in hope. We will be there for moral support and the barbeque shopping so you will not be alone. I am sure the presence of so many people so early may have a positive effect on the Norfolk time issue I mentioned earlier.  

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Maffman100    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 1:09 PM
  Griff, Can you amend Evening Shadow to the Bure fleet please?

Ta

Matt

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gramarg    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 1:26 PM
  Can i add something, i would like to say thank you to the following for helping and supporting me, in no particular order everyone deserves the same credit
Martin(Fidear45), Mark(minimum268) & Lynsey(Lynsey1983)Lisa (Goodfortune) and Arthur (Arthur99).
Thanks guys

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 1:34 PM
  Mines a perfectly chilled cider mate thanks...

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Lynsey1983    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 3:21 PM
  Make that two lol  Playful

Lynsey

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BroadAmbition    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 3:52 PM
 
M&F - Done

Matt - Done


Griff

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Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

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fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 4:02 PM
  Sorry for being dumb but what have we done griff mate??

Life is too short

M&F

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BroadAmbition    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 4:13 PM
 
Not what you have done,

It's what you asked me to do I have now done, that is request an early start form Richo's for the hire craft and updated the first post for Matt.

Sheeesshhhh, do try to keep up man!!  tounge-in-cheek


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 5:43 PM
  Thanks I hope it makes a difference. It will be a real feather in the cap for Richos if they can get those boats out for 12 ...

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Lynsey1983    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 5:48 PM
  Great stuff thanks guys, lets keep our fingers crossed, still got to make the 225 mile journey down there yet and still have time for shopping lol

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


fidear45    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 5:50 PM
  Get up, leave early , drive , arrive , shop!! see easy......

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Lynsey1983    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 6:17 PM
  Ah in that order too ???????  Playful

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


goodfortune    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 6:59 PM
  My only concern (apart from remembering everything of course) is that we have only one mud weight and due to lack of strength it's on an electric winch, so we can ONLY deploy the mudweight at the bow, and she's a relative "bigun" at 38 feet so we'll have to be lying beside one with the mudweight to her stern...

And thank you Graham, such a kind comment, looking forward to meeting you (and Diesel). Smile

Lisa, aka Scarlett or Dolly Daydream
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Mirage    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 7:01 PM
  Hi Griff - we have made an executive decision to join Ant
flotilla for C in C. If that needs amending on home page,
please do so, as I would not have a clue how to do that.
Graham and Martin I have PM'd re needs and necessities!
REALLY looking forward to meeting y'all. yeehaa!

Wink

Simon & Sonia

Corsica

"There's a whole new day tomorrow that hasn't started yet"


Charlie    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 7:16 PM
  Hi Griff
As it seems that you have influence everywhere is there any chance that you could ring my boss and ask him to release me from school a little earlier so I can join in the fun?   Question

Unfortunately I will not be able to cruise in company with you all because I can't leave work until breaktime which is half 10, an hour and half to Beccles and then the journey down the Waveney will get me to GY at about high tide, so that's a no go.  I'm absolutely gutted but will defnitely be at the meet, its either going to be a night nav over Breydon for a very late passage through the bridges or through late morning on Saturday and straight to Ranworth.  Then a earlish start on the Sunday all the way back to Beccles!  Going to be a busy weekend methinks!  

Charlie

7 x forum girly swot & Official Aston Anorak


BroadAmbition    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 7:34 PM
 
Simon and Sonia - Willdo

Charlie - Pm me the number, a bribe will ensue


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


jaguar    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 7:39 PM
  THE THURNE FLEET

ad(FERZAN) and myself (GREY GOOSE4)are looking to leave h woods at 1245 pm. collecting WOODWOSE as we pass toad hall circa 1300 hrs,arriving thurne mouth 1315 hrs approx.hopefully not long to wait.


regards,Mike



chairman of cider lovers united
No1 quiz nerd 2010
forum girly swot x 16


gramarg    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 7:52 PM
  Cheers Griff, all help gratefully accepted.

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


ncsl    -- Jun-16-2011 @ 8:33 PM
  As I will be on holiday from tomorrow! and going south on the late tide Sunday to spend some time near Oulton Broad and Beccles / Galdeston lock, I am not sure which day / tide I will be coming back on.

So allow I,m on the Ant list I think I will be waiting at St Bens for Friday PM.

Will be monitoring all frequencies.

Looking forward to seeing you all next weekend 24 / 26th.



Lord Paul of Sealand
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gancanny    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 9:35 AM
 

  will there be many bathtubs on the cruise Playful Wink



  

  ALAN   DL15

tell me where i am pilot,
not where i should be


yogibear    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 10:54 AM
  Griff, dear boy, I have to change my plans - sob!

Apart from Chloe Jane not being ready (now there's a surprise!) I had borrowed an extremely nice similar aged woody called "Mallyn" for the trip. However some of my work involves being race mechanic to the Zodiac pictured below and I am currently up to my neck in an emergency engine rebuild after we split the block.

The car (and me) has to be at Silverstone by saturday....

Anyway (dont I run on) there is absolutely no time left for me to get Mallyn to Oulton Broad thursday (she lives Hickling way) and cruise back etc then back to the moorings and leave for Silverstone friday night. So plan B is going to have to kick in.

Can you move me to the Thurne start and change the craft to "Bittern" which is a beautiful little mahogany day boat built by Maycraft. Because she lives on the Thurne I can get back from Salhouse with enough time to get to Northampton etc on the day and keep those that pay the wages happy as well!

Thats tea break over... back to it!

See you on the cruise

Dave



"Knows what a Cringle is" ... erm...


gramarg    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 11:33 AM
  ANT FLOTILLA
Any chance of a B.A Ranger assisting in getting us all through Ludham Bridge safely and then to St Benets? Traffic control bit of an ask but trying to make things easier and safer.
Or can we put temporary traffic lights on the bridge and Jason can control them LOL

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


ncsl    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 12:03 PM
  I could pretend to have a flat tyre at the Ant Mouth and block it when you are on your way if that helps?


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gramarg    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 12:30 PM
 
quote:"......
will there be many bathtubs on the cruise  
......."


All are welcome, don't know how many front steer cruisers though (ain't i diplomatic)
The more the merrier or is that after the cruise.

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


fidear45    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 12:31 PM
  Lets just take the snake through in one go eh... get Jason to shout loudly at anyone wishing to come upriver to hang on while these chaps get through.

I waited for five boats one after the other last weekend.

13 is not that much of a stretch. Playful Wink

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


PeteSanders    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 1:03 PM
 

quote:"......
will there be many bathtubs on the cruise
......."



Well I'm sure there will be at least one:  YOURS!!! Evil Grin

Pete    CV21

It's just over a week now until the
nights start drawing in towards
winter!! Yipeee!!  By the time the BIG
MEET takes place winter will be well
and truly on it's way!


gancanny    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 2:24 PM
  hello pete

     i had a feeling you would be along  Evil Grin




  ALAN   DL15

tell me where i am pilot,
not where i should be

This message was edited by gancanny on Jun-17-11 @ 3:59 PM


SternMoor    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 2:52 PM
  As regards Ludham Bridge - Rammin' Speed.  Evil Grin  tounge-in-cheek

Keith - PR4 & NR13 (11185)

Keep Right On Disintergrating

"Truth is the Daughter of Time."


PeteSanders    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 4:51 PM
 
quote:"......
hello pete

     i had a feeling you would be along  
......."



Hi Alan, Sorry, just couldn't resist!  Evil Grin

It was posted in haste from my iPhone on my tacho break today though,
but I've now had time to update my sig - to cheer everyone up!! Evil Grin

Pete    CV21

3 DAYS! now until the
nights start drawing in towards
winter!! Yipeee!!  By the time the BIG
MEET takes place winter will be well
and truly on it's way!


gancanny    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 6:12 PM
  quote:   petesanders"

I've now had time to update my sig - to cheer
everyone up!!


ha!  ha!  yes, it will certainly do that   LOL LOL




  ALAN   DL15

tell me where i am pilot,
not where i should be

This message was edited by gancanny on Jun-17-11 @ 7:17 PM


goodfortune    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 6:38 PM
  Off to the boat early tomorrow am, we are not taking a laptop (decided on an enforced break from work, and I couldn't trust myself if SternMoor took his laptop now that I have a mobile dongle) so off air, but we confirm we will be arriving at OB on Thursday and joining in Peter (JennyMorgan)'s group.  Mobile phone number is on the SOS list if needed to let us know "the craic".

Take care all, see you soon.

Lisa  Smile

Lisa, aka Scarlett or Dolly Daydream
Coastguard petition 11296

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"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

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ncsl    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 8:15 PM
  May see you in the South as we go Sunday evening.

Lord Paul of Sealand
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Perfectlady9    -- Jun-17-2011 @ 8:25 PM
  Don't forget the list Lisa. You
would be really stuffed.
Doug. Hele and fb. boat-sail


Maffman100    -- Jun-18-2011 @ 7:32 AM
  Leaving for the Broads (via a wedding!) this morning!

Can someone please ensure that they bring some good weather
with them?

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

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gramarg    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 7:09 PM
  ANT FLOTILLA
Just a reminder or to let you know i am only able to
take PM's or emails until Wednesday evening, Thursday is
collecting crew and packing day, Friday is travelling so
i will be available by phone only my number is in my
posts or in the SOS list, have a great week and see you
all Friday.
Will those boats who have not let me know their start
location please do so in the next couple of days or
monitor PMR channel 4 Friday

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


Pulse    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 7:19 PM
  Looks like i am the only one coming from the River Yare so will meet the Waveney convoy at the Berney Arms junction.
Hopefully the Waveney Flotilla should make the Berney Arms in about 2 hours 30 minutes so will see you there around 10.30 - 11am.

Gary - Pulse


BroadAmbition    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 7:34 PM
 

Hi,

I'm back from our Welsh weekend with the lunatics and in one piece too, although I think I might have picked up 3 points during the weekend  Mad

Anyroadup Yogibear - amended as requested.

Mudweights for and aft, this subject seems to be bothering a few skippers.  It makes no difference the size of your craft or if you have just the one weight, just look to you neighbour and chuck it in the oggin at the opposite end from them - Simples really.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


PizzaLover    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 9:14 PM
 
quote:"......
just look to you neighbour and chuck it in the oggin at the opposite end from them - Simples really.
......."



Remembering, of course, that the rope needs to be tied to something at both ends.


Sunchaser    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 9:19 PM
  "Anyroadup"

You have confused the issue more now.
Anyroadup, is that the pointy end or the blunt end of the mudweight you want up??????

Aayup lad

Malcolm

Bathtub Appreciation Society


Lynsey1983    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 9:38 PM
  Right, quick question for you, I know for a fact that our hire craft will have it's mud plug tied to the bow, during this ere rafting procedure, if we happen to moor next to a boat that alrady has a mud plug down at the bow, do you want us to untie ours and chuck it over the stern?????? might be an issue that it there is only me and Mark on board and Mark is driving???????????? leaves only little me, help may be needed, ALOT of it lol

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


fidear45    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 9:41 PM
  The somethings being preferably the mudweight and the boat. Having the rope attached to the mudweight but not said boat and chucking the weight in has been observed several times...Usually accompanied by howles of laughter from the assembled throng.

Always preferable to check the rope your attaching to the boat is the one attached to the mudweight.

Almost as bad a setting off with mudweight still down. No never done that never no ever!! Honest....

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


fidear45    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 9:47 PM
  Not to worry Lyns, Graham has several large beefy lads I am sure you could borrow for the short trip from St Bennets to Salhouse. If not use the PMR to ask the guy in front (may even be us) which end the plug is attached to.

If it is us it won't matter as we have two anyway.

I assume the plug for the boat will be of the 16kg variety should be no problem. Just imagine its a crate of cider...

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


Richard    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 10:41 PM
  I wouldn't worry too much about mudweights, Brandywine doesn't have any, I'll probably just use a couple of cases of beer Smile


zacthedog    -- Jun-19-2011 @ 11:14 PM
  throwing beer into salhouse may result in several members
following it to retrieve said beer... Right easyrider!

Gary
1hr 30mins 60mls away
forum girly swot 19/3/2010 (IP3)


fidear45    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 8:37 AM
  Just ask Graham to get the beer he will already be in the broad having tried to take the Rottie for a pee via dinghy..
We will be taking photos and video, lisa will be laughing and Griff will be on top of BAs coach house roof yelling diving instructions.  

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


gramarg    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 12:43 PM
  Martin, what do dogs like peeing against, trees, your boat is made from ermm wood = tree, he'll just use your boat never mind going in a dingy, he's not that daft, Rottweillers are considered among the 10 most cleverest dog breeds todays amazing fact LOL

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


easyrider    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 5:15 PM
  throwing beer into salhouse may result in several members
following it to retrieve said beer... Right easyrider

Gary what are you insinuating Smile  As if I'd dive in after it. Thats Heathers job Evil Grin  Tinhat

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


fidear45    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 6:02 PM
  Hi Graybags, first time we ever took our first two airedales on a boat it was on a Silver Jubilee from Martham and Barney patrolled around the boat like a good guard dog then after about three hours of moving back and forth and round and round he did a huge pee against the rear cabin side right on the corner. The devil didn't eat for three further days until we bought him a 1kg tin of Butchers tripe, the dried dinner we thought suitable for boating was entirely rejected. He then proceded to eat the left dried dinner plus 2 tins (2kg) of butchers tripe in one sitting.
When that eating machine was a pup he used to eat 4-6 lbs of tripe per day plus terrier meal as well. We moved to dried dinner as we couldn't afford to feed the beast. He was never ever fat and died at the ripe old age of 11.5 after an illness.

The newer version of barney (who is even bigger at 98lbs and 27 inches at the shoulder)is staying home in the boarding kennel which he loves with his two playmates. They are not coming on the CinC or the site meet.

We can't wait to meet your dogs and pls expect them to get lots of fuss from us. Are there any treats they particularly like?

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


gramarg    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 7:59 PM
  Diesel just likes a fuss being made over him he really
his a big softie (and he could do to loose some weight
so not many treats please)
Jack Claire's dog is very shy and nervous, so let him
make the first move but once he knows no one is going to
hurt him he will be fine , she is very conscious of this
fact and will have a soft muzzle on him.

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


fidear45    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 8:08 PM
  We always ask and always let the dog sniff us first. That is usually enough to initiate a tail wag as we smell of (not like) doggies.

Cant wait..

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


ADI    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 9:34 PM
  Hope the weather forcast improves for friday, it dosen't look good at the moment  Indifferent

Regards
Adi, Michelle, Beck and Braydon our boat is FERZAN.


Regulo    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 9:56 PM
  Hi, all,

I am now able to confirm that Sunbird will be waiting at St Benets to welcome you all (presuming you all know what you're doing, when and why). That's assuming we can get moored there anyway, it's not a given at this time of year. If not we'll join you somewhere between Acle and Horning. Is that specific enough? If we're there, any Forumite who wants to come alongside at St B's will be welcome to do so.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

Regards, Ray.

If it's neither here, nor there, then where is it?


easyrider    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 10:14 PM
  Hi Ray we are also planning on meeting at St. Benets at about 2pm ish to wait for the Ant flotilla so will probably see you there Cheers

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


Perfectlady9    -- Jun-20-2011 @ 10:18 PM
  We will need to come along side at St Bennets to put the stick back up otherwise there will be nowhere to hang the bunting.
Doug, Hele and FB   boat-sail


gramarg    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 10:56 AM
  Ray , make that 12 to come alongside, don't forget to have the pointy bit facing the right way, if you and Jim can help us moor up as the rest of us come alongside that would be a bonus, Lord paul will also be at St Benets if you can all be together even better.

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


gramarg    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 12:15 PM
  Afternoon everyone, it has pointed out to me by a forum member that we should all be listening on Channel 4 PMR, please ensure that on this channel typu have no sub channels switched/selected otherwise you won't be hear instructions and vice versa, posting also on radio usage

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


Lynsey1983    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 12:19 PM
  I trust you are going to show us how to use a radio Graham, or we could end up chatting to anyone lol

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


arthur99    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 12:50 PM
  Nearly there now Lynsey.  

Don't worry. you will be able to use the radio OK and anyway we will likely be near enough to shout to.

As I am staying overnight in Acle I will very likely be one of the first at Richos.  PMR will be left on Channel 4 and phone will be switched on.

Really looking forward to being part of this huge convoy of boats.

Arthur


fidear45    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 1:00 PM
  Me waiting for Ludham Bridge chaos.... Ramming speed.....

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


gramarg    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 1:09 PM
  Me got it sussed sending PL9 through backwards first, that'll clear em, "don't like it up em"
"Don't panic"
"Don't panic"

Graham
CiC Commodore Ant Flotilla
YO30
Member of cider lovers united
Forum quiz winner x 3


Maffman100    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 1:30 PM
  We passed St Benets about 20mins ago and you would have
struggled to get everyone moored up today!

Suggest you get cosy and double/triple moor.....

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
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Lynsey1983    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 1:38 PM
  Is there width room along that stretch to double/triple moor, like the M25 it is on there at times.

I'll tell you what these last few days are going to drive me up the wall, each day feeling like an eternity.

Lynsey

Membership Secretary of the Cider Lovers United! Smile
Forum Girly Swat 18/12/2009


rosamaly    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 5:58 PM
  We will be joining the upper Bure group PMR on board
look forward to meeting you all
Sandy & Bob
Happy Days Smile

Sandy & Bob
"Happy Days"


BOATERS    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 8:09 PM
  Hi Griff,sorry due to unforseen  change of plans we will not now be able to get to Oulton so will join at  St Bennetts .Look forward to meeting up with members old and new.  Smile

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,

This message was edited by BOATERS on Jun-21-11 @ 9:32 PM


SOS247    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 8:19 PM
 
The Flagship - Brandy Wine is ready (just!) Smile





They say that 'Hard work never killed anyone' however, sleepless nights, stress, not taking breaks & not eating correctly may just get you there early!!


easyrider    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 8:38 PM
  She is looking absolutely brilliant. Great job Jason and the lads

all the best
           Jim
"experientia docet"


garryn    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 8:43 PM
  wow that looks a great job Smile

Garry


Richard    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 8:55 PM
  she is looking rather nice me thinks.
Jason and his crew, well probably the
crew with a bit of help from jason have
done a fantastic job. She is now in the
water, and she might have gone in a bit
quicker without the help of the owner Smile  
sorry steve!

I'll post up more on another thread
tonight after i've finished wetting my
babys head.


BroadAmbition    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 9:19 PM
 
Well done to LBBy - What a releif, that was a bit close, she is now ready in all respects for Fri/Sat.


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


Mirage    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 9:33 PM
  I've been watching the progress of this boat in LBBY workshop over the last few weeks. This team have done the most amazing job on Brandy Wine. Well done LBBY. Long may you be there for the REAL JOB to get done. Professional service by a quality yard. Don't get  much better than this. We spent most of last winter there with a major mechanical refit. I hope to start a separate thread soon about that. Good work. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

Simon & Sonia

Corsica

"There's a whole new day tomorrow that hasn't started yet"


Rondonay    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 9:39 PM
  A wonderful job!

Pauline

“The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unintentional Forum Girly Swot 30.10.09  2.7.10


Rondonay    -- Jun-21-2011 @ 9:43 PM
  We can't join the Cin C worse luck, being on tent
pitching
fatigues for Saturday' s meet. However we plan to be in
the reeds opposite Ant Mouth on Friday pm to give you
all
a wave. Smile

Pauline

“The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a
sailor.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unintentional Forum Girly Swot 30.10.09  2.7.10

This message was edited by Rondonay on Jun-21-11 @ 10:45 PM


arthur99    -- Jun-23-2011 @ 7:14 PM
  One night to go!

I am now at the Travelodge in Acle ready to meet the rest of the Ant flotilla tomorrow.

Charging up PMR sets at the moment.  Will also be monitoring GB3NB in case any of the other Radio Hams on the C in C wish to make contact.  My Call is G0GJR.

Looking forward to this first Cruise in Company and of course the whole meet weekend.

See you all tomorrow.

Arthur

This message was edited by arthur99 on Jun-23-11 @ 8:15 PM


w-album    -- Jun-23-2011 @ 7:30 PM
  Have a great weekend. Look out for Water Rail as you come through Horning, just as you pass the New Inn.

She is in the mooring dock with her nose facing inwards and with a white boat along side.  You will get a good view of her rear end and curtains!

The final nail to getting away for Friday was when I found out that one of my colleagues was away for the weekend and would have been the one I needed to ask to swap with, the second choice was on holiday and the boss is away so her son can't be brought in either to cover! Frown
Liz

SG12 most the time but sometimes in NR12!
Winner of the first quiz of 2011 and again on 11.03.11 - more by luck than skill?


BroadAmbition    -- Jun-23-2011 @ 8:37 PM
 

Right, at last.

Myself and BreamSlayer are about to depart in the 'GriffTile' van - Stalham bound.  The rest of my crew are either onboard or very close to being so.

So as from now I'm off the web, you can contact me on 07966 168647 subject to reception being ok.

See you afloat



Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


Karen&Mike    -- Jun-23-2011 @ 8:49 PM
  Have a great time.

Wish we could be there doing the forum Conga ( as I've called it!), but we have meet "things" to do Frown

See you all Saturday, but not all at once, pleeeeease.

Happy cruisin'

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Richard    -- Jun-23-2011 @ 10:13 PM
  peter managed to find me at the lady of
the lake while i was sipping a soft
drink. Due to the forecast he wont be
taking jenny morgan on the c in c. So i
guess that makes brandywine the lead
boat from oulton broad.

I'll be leaving the yacht station about 8
30, i'll have the pmr on chan 4, and the
mobile on.




Teadaemon    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 8:57 AM
  Right, although Liberty Song isn't going to be able to make the C-in-C or the meet, she should be going back into the water this morning (I've just been loading all the stuff I took off her into the boot of the car).

If I work hard, she may be ready in time for me to take her out of the dyke for a quick sea trial. If that's the case, look for an Express Pirate with cracked blue windows (I don't have a working printer at the moment, so no forum logo I'm afraid), probably moored at Woodbastwick staithe. I'll be the big, bearded bloke waving and taking photographs.


GaryCantley    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 10:20 AM
  Coming onto breydon

Gary.

Cantley Computers


GaryCantley    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 10:30 AM
  Under breydon bridge

Gary.

Cantley Computers


Pulse    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 11:01 AM
  Convoy making progress
Gt Yarmouth River Bure 11.45am


middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 11:22 AM
  Webcam Gone down just past farm Before Runham 12:02

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 12:04 PM
  Just passed Stracey Wind Pump 13:00

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





steve    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 12:29 PM
  ant flotilla just left stalham staithe

steve and vicky


Pulse    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 12:39 PM
  Southern river convoy at Acle Bridge


middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:12 PM
  Collected St Benets Flotilla 15:05

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:50 PM
  flotilla at horning 15:47

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:52 PM
  2nd Photo

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:53 PM
  3rd

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:53 PM
  4th

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:54 PM
  5th

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:55 PM
  and off into the distance

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:56 PM
  Some of the stragglers

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:56 PM
  Some of the stragglers

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 2:58 PM
  Still they keep coming looking like a proper CinC

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 3:02 PM
  And off into the sunset all quiet on the western front tookalmost 15 minutes to pass

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





middlin    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 3:04 PM
  think the dongle has given up the ghost
curled up it's toes and gone to meet it' maker
joined the heavenly choir

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!





JennyMorgan    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 3:38 PM
  They were very late getting off from Oulton Broad, Liza was getting a tad anxious! They made it in the end, when Richard finally eased himself out of the Lady of the Lake. Thank goodness he had Swansong and Callum (Half Pint) to help him along Wink

When the forum is back up to speed I'll post a picture of Richard flashing his binns!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 6:06 PM
  If you look carefully you'll see Richard's bling binns flashing in the sun! Going along the Waveney this morning.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


SuzieW    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 7:17 PM
  Well they finally made it - quite a spectacle! Photo taken at 4.29pm. Good to meet up with some of you!
Sue


SuzieW    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 7:36 PM
  Another photo taken earlier. The lead boats, Broad Ambition and Brandy Wine!


SuzieW    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 7:48 PM
  One more - this is the only way I could get the whole line up on my camera! Thanks to Toby (warden) for taking me out in his boat.

I'm sure Lord Paul and others will be along with better photos in due course Smile

Sue


w-album    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 9:53 PM
  Wish I had been there - not the same on the webcam!

Will try and pop into Ranworth tomorrow briefly?
Lz

SG12 most the time but sometimes in NR12!
Winner of the first quiz of 2011 and again on 11.03.11 - more by luck than skill?


Marshman    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 9:55 PM
  Finally tucked Albion away into her shed at Ludham at
21.30.
Thanks to Griff for organising the biggest raft up
(possibly) at Salhouse - it made a great spectacle as
you can see.
And a very special thank you to all of you who came
over and saw Albion and to those who were forced by me
to dig your hands into your pockets to cough up for the privilege of meeting me and then paying for me to go
away!! Its people like you who allow us to keep Albion
in the condition she is currently.
It was a great day and we were pleased to be part of
it.


dannyboy    -- Jun-24-2011 @ 10:00 PM
  Hi Marshman, so glad you and your colleagues are working
so hard to maintain one of the most spectacular sights on
the Broads.  We saw Albion from a distance several times
when we were up a few weeks back (were you on board?) and
we are always delighted to do so.  Keep up the good work
:)

Danny

'In Caelis et in aqua'  


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 6:54 AM
  Miss Leigh being fierce!
GRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrr

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:10 AM
  Waveney Fleet:

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:34 AM
  Waveney Fleet:

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 11:59 AM
  Two well rounded transoms Blush

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


johnm    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 1:30 PM
  Scared

Ooooh! You'll go straight to hell for that one!

LOL

looks as though all have had a great time - Shame we couldn't be there, but Holley (the Narrowboat)  Blush  was only due back in the water today after a major scrub and brush up and,  for reasons that may be explained elsewhere, even this has had to be put off.

John

BITTERN 65 (but BITTERN 63B sometimes Blush )
aka Neil (who steers the boat!)


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 1:35 PM
  Bringing up the rear!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


Maffman100    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:01 PM
  Going through Horning was fun.....

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Maffman100    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:08 PM
  Not far to go now....

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Maffman100    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:12 PM
  Not sure what was going on here......

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Maffman100    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:15 PM
  I only just missed.....

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Maffman100    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:19 PM
  Rafting up went smoothly...


Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Maffman100    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 7:22 PM
  Rafting up

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Trevor    -- Jun-25-2011 @ 8:02 PM
  Thanks for posting the pics great to see. This looks so good on the broads the colour and the fun just how it should be.

Trevor & Deirdre


gancanny    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 1:31 PM
 

  did everyone notice in maffmans last pic

  the 2 orange bathtubs in the distance  Smile  Evil Grin



  

  ALAN   DL15

tell me where i am pilot,
not where i should be


middlin    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 1:34 PM
  Yes and noticed Griffs Rather Cheesy Grin. Possibly saying to himself what a great day

Wish I could have been there!!!

Fair t Middlin
One day, my ship will come in. And with my luck, I'll be waiting at the airport!

This message was edited by middlin on Jun-26-11 @ 2:36 PM


PeteSanders    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 2:04 PM
 
quote:"......
the 2 orange bathtubs in the distance
......."



They get everywhere don't they, especially the orange ones which stand
out so much better than other colours! - Anyone could easily be led to
believe that they belong and are traditional on The Broads! Evil Grin

Pete    CV21

Well, it's finally here! The
nights are drawing in now, towards
winter!! Yipeee!! Soon all those
pesky holiday-makers will be
going home once more and the Broads
will be nice and quiet again! Evil Grin


gancanny    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 3:36 PM
 

  i will have you know my man, they are traditional and

  do belong on the broads  Smile  Evil Grin  Evil Grin


  

  ALAN   DL15

tell me where i am pilot,
not where i should be


PeteSanders    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 4:11 PM
  Especially the bright ORANGE ones - it's the most traditional Broads
colour for them!! Playful Wink  Evil Grin

Pete    CV21

Well, it's finally here! The
nights are drawing in now, towards
winter!! Yipeee!! Soon all those
pesky holiday-makers will be
going home once more and the Broads
will be nice and quiet again! Evil Grin


gancanny    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 5:24 PM
 

  yes it is pete, the most traditional, and may i say,

    MY FAVOURITE COLOUR!!!!     HONEST  Playful


    
    

  ALAN   DL15

tell me where i am pilot,
not where i should be


Siddy    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 6:20 PM
  Where is the large forum flag - have I missed it on the pic

Siddy


Maffman100    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 6:39 PM
  We were trying to lose them damn bathtubs for miles but they kept plowing on...

Siddy-Calm down I never loaded one But just for you:

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


Maffman100    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 6:42 PM
  I also slipped away from Salhouse as the sun was setting for a cruise back to our mooring at Wroxham. I reckon some may have had a long night....

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


halfpint    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 6:49 PM
  good to see some of the pictures coming through Smile  



callum

im broad norfolk n i dress like a farmer n then i wonder why they call me farmer ted ?


woodwose    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 11:06 PM
  Woodwose at Salhouse


woodwose    -- Jun-26-2011 @ 11:07 PM
  Another view of Woodwose.


Marshman    -- Jun-27-2011 @ 7:55 AM
  Siddy - it was up the top of Albions mast but the wind
was not playing games!!!!
But if it had , I think Griffs rafting skills may have
come unstuck1!!
As the afternoon wore on the wind dropped and whilst it
may not have helped the flags, it helped the rafting
procedure!! Smile


fidear45    -- Jun-27-2011 @ 8:30 AM
  Maffman I was playing! I was showing some of my more technologically enhanced sisters that old ladies can pirouette in the middle of the river without the aid of thrusters of any sort...

There had been some showing off from one of the little vixens earlier at the corner in Horning and she needed to be reminded that old does not mean past it.

My skipper very much enjoyed the experience....You can see mrs Fidear sitting on my forward coach house roof waving to the skipper of the vixen concerned (litle show off that she is)....

For some reason that day all the crew were doing was laughing the whole time. I think in the going through Horning picture my skipper was in the process of negotiating the use of the whirpool bath on the young lady to my port side, whilst the skipper of Corsica was doing the same from the opposite side. Sadly due to a lack of suitable bath products this was later abandoned...  

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


goodfortune    -- Jun-27-2011 @ 3:48 PM
  I've just caught up with a few pictures (though should still be hard at work!)

This ranks as one of the best days and evenings I've ever had and many emails and pm's must be written to thank people for their conversation and their hospitality - and that's even before I transcribe the holiday tale!

I loved meeting everyone on the C-in-C, but a few new faces must stand out!  JennyMorgan (I'll smack your legs next time I see you for that "transom" comment Peter, lol!) for his wicked grin, Sunchaser for having had the seed of the idea, Richard for his lovely George and even lovelier Brandywine which glistened in front of us like the sun.  The entire crew of Malanka (I bow before you) for organising the group barbeque and (drumroll) for making me an honourary Malankan with cap (erm, that's CAP not CL*P!). I am currently setting up my offices at the Malankan Embassy where I may be visited on alternate Tuesdays between 11.00 and 11.05!  It was simply amazing stepping from moored Moonlight Shadow (1992) across about 30cm of water on to unmoored Malanka (1950s) carrying the handbag dog by her handle.  Lynsey and the delightful Mark - best garlic potatoes ever!  Breamslayer for his big bear hug.  Dungraftin for saying he likes my witterings on the forum.  Gramarg for giving me my first nickname "Scarlett" and for having such a beautiful Rottie.  The list goes on forever, and that's just some of the people I met for the first time at the C-in-C, not the Meet! LOL

Lisa, aka Scarlett or Dolly Daydream
Coastguard petition 11296

Unbelieving Girly Swot 08/04/2011, Friday the 13th/05/2011

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

BITTERN CODE 15A


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-28-2011 @ 7:42 PM
  Liza, my legs are braced, but please be gentle!!

It was a very genuine pleasure to meet the three of you.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


goodfortune    -- Jun-28-2011 @ 7:50 PM
  Then the pleasure was certainly mutual Peter/JM!  We must have a meal at the Quayside together next time we're about (sigh, probably May 2012 for me!) if convenient to you and yours.

Still going to get a leg smack though! LOL (Actually charmed by your comment of course!)

Lisa, aka Scarlett or Dolly Daydream
Coastguard petition 11296

Unbelieving Girly Swot 08/04/2011, Friday the 13th/05/2011

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

BITTERN CODE 15A


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-28-2011 @ 7:53 PM
  Another one of Sun Chaser, must be the best equipped Hampton on the Broads!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


JennyMorgan    -- Jun-28-2011 @ 7:58 PM
  May! 'Tis a date then, with shin pads on in reverse!

Worth coming down in September to see the Battle of Britain speedboat racing though.

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

The Broads is NOT a National Park.


BroadScot    -- Jun-29-2011 @ 1:29 AM
  Griff...am 99% sure Brandy Wine was School Party Boat when I was a Nipper (Jack Powles)..well I in late 20's in the 70's lol If wrong no probs lol Wink

Lower your windscreen!!! Ooops too late!


goodfortune    -- Jun-29-2011 @ 7:44 PM
  Peter (JM) a date indeed!  Wish we could be there for September, but alas no leave - but I'll pm you to ask for the dates because we will be coming down to celebrate SternMoor's birthday one weekend with a day sailing on Perfect Lady 9, won through the Auction of Promises at the Meet.

(I shall bring my schooling whip...lol)

Lisa, aka Scarlett or Dolly Daydream
Coastguard petition 11296

Unbelieving Girly Swot 08/04/2011, Friday the 13th/05/2011

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

BITTERN CODE 15A


arthur99    -- Jun-29-2011 @ 8:59 PM
  Hi Lisa,

Great to meet up with you.  Hope you and Keith really enjoy your day on  Perfect Lady 9.

When it happens don't forget the tale.

See you in the quiz on Friday.

Arthur

**Forum Quiz Trainspotter of the year 2011**


Maffman100    -- Jun-29-2011 @ 9:15 PM
  I have added some more photos to the "Boats of the Norfolk Broads" Flickr group
Flickr Group

Looks like some others had already been added.....

Matt

Evening Shadow Syndicate Owner
www.boat-share.net/norfolk_broads_boat_share_for_sale.htm

Evening Shadow Flickr Group
www.flickr.com/groups/1413817@N20/


ncsl    -- Jun-30-2011 @ 3:31 PM
  Just got back home after a "few" days out.
I will be uploading to youtube a short video of the C in C shortly.
Will post the link here once it is ready.

Lord Paul of Sealand
SKYPE

Photos
Wildlife
Video


ncsl    -- Jun-30-2011 @ 4:29 PM
  If you go to www.lord-paul.weebly.com and follow the menu to VIDEO you should now be able to view the Cruise in Company.

More pictures of both the C in C and 7th Forum Meet will be published after the weekend.

Hope you like it.

Lord Paul of Sealand
SKYPE

Photos
Wildlife
Video


BroadAmbition    -- Jun-30-2011 @ 8:36 PM
 

WOW - That film on the C-in-C is a bit good innit?

Thanks for that Lord Paul  Cheers


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


fidear45    -- Jun-30-2011 @ 8:58 PM
  Wow Lord Paul that was REALLY good.....

Thanks also to Griff for his mooring evolution and lastly thanks to all the individual skippers who never once had to go around and all did as requested first time round. How good is that ?????

We didn't realise what it looked like from afar....

Amazing, fantastic, beautiful, spectactular,super......Bazzin

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


goodfortune    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 11:17 AM
  I second that.  I was rivetted to the video!  Brilliant!

Lisa, aka Scarlett, Dolly Daydream, Miss Mudweight, Honorary Malankan
Coastguard petition 11296

Unbelieving Girly Swot 08/04/2011, Friday the 13th/05/2011

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

BITTERN CODE 15A


fidear45    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 12:18 PM
  He he Lisa I love it when your signature is longer than your post xxx

Life is too short

M&F

Forum Girly Swot 11.02.2011


BroadAmbition    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 12:25 PM
 
Seeing a Bittern onboard is rarer than than event M&F  Evil Grin   Tinhat


Griff

'Broad Ambition' - 'Dreams do come true' - Afloat at last 06-10-07

Forum Manly Swot 30-07-10

www.grifftile.co.uk    DN9


goodfortune    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 12:52 PM
  :lol:

(edit, sorry that was supposed to be "thumbs up" not "thumbs down"!)



Lisa, aka Scarlett, Dolly Daydream, Miss Mudweight, Honorary Malankan
Coastguard petition 11296

Unbelieving Girly Swot 08/04/2011, Friday the 13th/05/2011

"Zero Club" on the quiz 12/09/10, 07/01/2011 11/02/2011 - sob

BITTERN CODE 15A

This message was edited by goodfortune on Jul-1-11 @ 1:53 PM


ncsl    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 12:59 PM
  The Forum Meet Video is now on www.lord-paul.weebly.com
Please note I have included a lot of the pre - meet work so members can see what we have to do before the 1300 hr arrival time on Saturday.


Lord Paul of Sealand
SKYPE

Photos
Wildlife
Video


arthur99    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 1:38 PM
  Many thanks for the video Paul.  With the number of boats that turned up maybe we will have to arrange a multi story boat mooring for next year.

Arthur

**Forum Quiz Trainspotter of the year 2011**


AdeAfloat    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 4:49 PM
 

Well done Paul - excellent video and photos. Bring back very happy memories! The Cruise in Company was a first for us. Happy to tag along towards the rear ruefully recalling all those stories about wartime convoys - "Up 500 rpm, no, down 500 rpm, no, up 500.....". I thought that the organisation of the rafting up was faultless, and it took a lot less time than reading about how to do it beforehand!

And the Forum meet was as good as usual. Very well managed and the usual blend of generosity and open friendliness that made us, and no doubt everyone else, feel very welcome. Particular thanks to the catering team who obviously gave up a lot to serve the rest of us superbly.

Heres's to seeing all our new (and old) friends out and about. If you are moored next to Dvina, don't fail to call in!

Carry on cruising!


ncsl    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 9:19 PM
  Photographs are now available to view under the headingheading of Norfolk Broads Forum.

Lord Paul of Sealand
SKYPE

Photos
Wildlife
Video


BOATERS    -- Jul-1-2011 @ 10:06 PM
  Great stuff as usual Paul ,lots to look back on ,many thanks  Smile

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,


gwenbo    -- Jul-17-2011 @ 7:21 PM
  hello again jogibear. at last after many years we have found the boat yard official number hidden away in the hatch wall of our boat 301524 tonnage 6.66, we now beleve she was a radiant princess.her windows have been altered from round corner to square we think,we would appreciatte any info you may have, ie; where she may have been built.


Misty    -- Jul-18-2011 @ 2:01 AM
  Princess Cruisers of Loddon I think, around late 50's.
Look on the data base
http://www.horning.org.uk/boatsearch.php?
RegNo=&aand=EQ&bname=summer+princess&tand=ST&search=yes&l
ist=yes&unique=0&page=search
and you will have all the answers. I would love to
purchase one of Princess Cruisers boats especially ex
Summer Princess.

Regards

Keith VK8VKS


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