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Middlin

Thanks for identifying the yacht. BA really caught me on the hop - one minute she was a speck down the river and I was picking my spot, gazing at the scenery etc, the next minute she was through the barrier. She was really shifting. In the rush I didn't get a clear view of the yacht's name and couldn't blow up the photos enough to see it.

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What a brave effort!  She looks so small there, and just, well, brave!

Can anyone else remember the child's story called "The Little Engine that Could"?  Well she's The Little Boat that Could.

Can't wait for live streaming on laptop while watching the telly.  Broad Ambition, you are truly carrying all our good wishes, hopes and dreams - they must sit lightly on you judging by your position in the water.

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Yes I noticed they were really shifting.  Smile

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May-29-2012 @ 1:36 PM                           Permalink
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Re MM's suggestion that BA's hull design had coastal as well as river cruising in mind. The same could also be said of the earlier fibre glass hulls from Brooms and Aqua Fibre. Forgotten the figures now but for a hull mould to be profitable it had to be used X amount of times, and thus hulls that could meet as many uses as possible were seen as the way forward. I stand to be corrected in the case of BA but it is a darn good hull design!

Anyway, BA is a Broads cruiser and nothing should detract from Griff & Co's achievements.

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Never mind the hull capabilities - did someone swap the engine?!  Playful Wink  

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It's not realy the Hull which makes a boat seagoing. It is the ability to take waves that break over the boat. Lockable hatches and portholes. Not windows that might be pushed open by a large wave. Self draining cockpits and weatherboards in companion ways etc.
Griff was well aware of the limitations of a boat built for broads cruising and would have not made his trip in heavy weather. He took notice of the forecast and went when favourable. Hopefully there will be another suitable weather window for the return.
I would just like to add my congratulations for a well organised and successful trip.
You can now enjoy the Flottilla.

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That is very true David.
As you say lets hope for a good passage on the homeward trip albeit they have no deadline on the way back.


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Middling. Thanks for the info I was thinking off the pictures of HMS Ocean earlier in the month when it went through the barrier.I hard not got to the picture of the white vessel, I was thinking of the big grey one. Lol

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17950813



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On ITV1 at 8 p.m. (Tuesday) a team is interviewing some of the boaters in the Jubilee, maybe Griff will be there

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the 'Well Dones' etc, (we're not worthy)  Blush

We are at present in South Dock Marina, which is on the south bank of the Thames opposite Canary wharf. two miles up river from WID entrance.

We locked in here last night at 1905 having rang ahead and persuaded them to wait for us before closing up for the night.  We have water, showers, power, finger pontoons and a pump out all for £65:00 (2 x nights) but nodiesel, however that is sorted as we have managed to beg some from a fuel barge that is visting the dock in the morning and seeing as we 'only' need 31 a gallons they can fuel us too.


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