The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area.

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / General Chat / what a waste!
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: what a waste!

Similar Threads That Might Help :
What a waste of money| Waste pipe removal| Waste Disposal| waste of money?| waste of money?|

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

jaguar
Nov-15-2005 @ 1:06 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 4114
Joined: Sep 2005
jaguar
          

Add To Ignore List
hi, on my daily trek to the madhouse,(work?)i pass the local marina on the river ancholme, even in summer i see very few boats out on the river,in fact it gets covered from bank to bank with a green weed which some times does not move for days/weeks.
some of my colleagues who fish say the same, the heaviest traffic is the local canoe club.
there are some really nice boats that seem to be craned in/ out annually and just seem to be used as picnic/barbeque venues,  cant understand the point if i had a boat(broads based of course)like many of you good people i would want plenty of use out of my investment.
time and distance preclude this at the moment but when i retire then things will be different.
is this prevalent on the broads? i met a guy at oulton broad y.s.who moored next to 2 at stalham. one at 60kone at 100k which rarely move, gin palaces which will not go under ludham bridge.
  Cheers mike

"it was the best butter" said the mad hatter

This message was edited by jaguar on Nov-15-05 @ 12:09 PM

Boatboy
Nov-15-2005 @ 1:34 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 3908
Joined: Apr 2005
Boatboy
          

Add To Ignore List
Now, if I had the money I am sorry to say my boat would be a Gin Palace, (so perhaps all those critical comments I make about the Gin Palace brigade is merely envy). For some poeple it is the love of boating as much as, ever more than the location which they enjoy, and so the better the boat the greater their enjoyment. That said I would at least want to be able to clear the Bure bridges in Yarmouth and Ludham Bridge. I have already designed the hydraulic system to raise and lower the radar arch to allow this. All I need now is the boat with the radar arch to lower! One day.

Still, I cannot see the point of owning such a boat and not actually using it. I know it does happen though, I know folks in Christchurch who have a superb 1980's Princess 45 Flybridge. It moves twice a year, to it's hard standing in Autumn and back to it's mooring in Spring. During the season it is little more than a summerhouse on the river.

Regards

Paul

"Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers, won't drown"

jaguar
Nov-15-2005 @ 1:43 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 4114
Joined: Sep 2005
jaguar
          

Add To Ignore List
exactly my point paul, if you have a boat no matter how new/old/big/small there is no point if you dont use it,might as well buy a static caravan(if you are that sad.) Cheersmike

Boatboy
Nov-15-2005 @ 1:59 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 3908
Joined: Apr 2005
Boatboy
          

Add To Ignore List
What we should have is a system of redeployment for underused boats.

It's a dirty job and whilst I would have no personal ambitions is such a direction, if called upon to fulfill the role in the interest of boat lovers everywhere I may, reluctantly agree to be called to such an office.

jaguar
Nov-15-2005 @ 2:44 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 4114
Joined: Sep 2005
jaguar
          

Add To Ignore List
amen to that brother!reluctantly ill volunteer my services also( might even consider no charge!) Evil Grin  Evil Grin mike

roya
Nov-15-2005 @ 2:50 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mudplug Juggler
Founding Member
Posts: 9398
Joined: Aug 2004
roya
          

Add To Ignore List
Paul and Mike,
no way free, the aforesaid boat must be stocked with the tipple of your choice,
see you need a manager Evil Grin

roya

jaguar
Nov-15-2005 @ 2:54 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 4114
Joined: Sep 2005
jaguar
          

Add To Ignore List
:eg:that comes under the heading of "essential services" and would need to be taken care of before handover roy, Cheers hic.  mike
you*re only after the usual managers fee of 20% of the free tipple roy! Evil Grin

This message was edited by jaguar on Nov-15-05 @ 1:56 PM

billmaxted
Nov-15-2005 @ 2:59 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mudplug Juggler
Posts: 9025
Joined: Mar 2005
billmaxted
          

Add To Ignore List
Come come Roy is the discount king only 18% to forum members Evil Grin

Midshipman having removed float "But dad you TOLD me to leave the key in the water filler!!!"  Bill...

BilgeRat
Nov-15-2005 @ 3:00 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Learning The Ropes
Posts: 16
Joined: Jun 2005
BilgeRat
          

Add To Ignore List
Jaguar

I know the boats you mean, I take the dog for a walk on the opposite bank sometimes after visiting the very nice chippy in Brigg. There are a lot of nice boats down there but I bet they are restricted by the tides onto the Humber at Ferriby. Which explains why they seem to be alongside most of the time.


Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.