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  1. It does say they were throwing him, indeed each other, off the moving boat, which suggests reckless behaviour even if borne of high spirits. The article also says they had been drinking. The point is it is not unusual behaviour on the Broads.
  2. That is a very sad tale, very sad. Having lived in a Broads village and cruised/sailed the area extensively I am surprised that there have not been more like it. Too often boats are seen with rowdy crowds on board. The summer months are sometimes much like a procession of booze cruisers. All nice enough folk I am sure but in the wrong place for their kind of enjoyment. SO sad when what should be a joyous occasion ends in such a way.
  3. I am with you on that and as I said earlier the idea of a bed over the batteries or webasto heater and the like does not sound good to me.
  4. Sleeping in (as oppose to next door to) a room where the batteries are and where they maybe charging and possibly giving off some nasty fumes does appear a risk to me. Not to mention being over what might be a wet and somewhat oily bilge and any other appliances that might be out there, such as heating. Must admit I have never been on a narrowboat where the engine compartment was not the other side of a steel bulkhead but appreciate there will be those which predate modern build standards.
  5. There is an interesting debate going on FB. Basically someone wants to build sleeping accommodation into the engine room of a trad. I always thought an engine room had to be separated from the living accommodation by a steel bulkhead/door but maybe I am wrong? The idea seems silly to me and dangerous.
  6. Take your point but not so sure the threat of being chucked out is so potent now - there does seem to be a growing willingness to question/oppose. In this instance it is obviously just a matter of routine given the opposition have been pushing for such a course.
  7. Don't know about that, we are talking specifics here. New Government commitment On Wednesday 30 September, Matt Hancock (Health Secretary) promised the Commons that “for significant national measures with effect in the whole of England or UK-wide” the Government would (a) consult parliament and (b) hold votes (wherever possible) before regulations come into force. He also promised that there would be regular statements and debates in parliament, and more opportunity for parliament to question government scientific advisors.
  8. Is it not because it has to be put to Parliament first?
  9. Read somewhere that herd immunity is not achievable without a vaccine and for the reason you suggest.
  10. Richardsons of Stalham do repairs of all sorts, I know I used to moor there. Trouble is they get busy and will understandably always put the hire fleet first. Another excellent yard is Ludham Bridge, which does not have a significant hire fleet but does have a fine reputation.
  11. What would the bss position be if the spillage fell into front well and then drained overboard. via the scuttles?
  12. And I guess on the back of that insurance is also invalidated?
  13. Lived at Potter for 10 years. Very few boats of any size get under that bridge these days. Much debate over higher river levels in general, a sinking bridge or both. Of course the hire fleets seem to be building bigger and bigger boats. That does not help the average. 🙂
  14. That does look interesting. Thanks for posting. How does it sit with the Boat Safety stuff and how do you have in installed given the exhaust requirement?
  15. Have come across that before in the finance sector. Move the operation "offshore" knowing that service standards will suffer but also knowing that settling any claims will be more than offset by the cheaper labour.
  16. Interesting for we also moor at Crick, although we have experienced this elsewhere. Maybe a directional aerial is required as backup?
  17. Will give that a try, Richard, thanks.
  18. I really do not get TV ariels but clearly our's is not doing what it should. Have had situations where one day the TV will pick up 40 odd channels and the next day zilch and that is whilst at our home mooring so nothing changes. Have also seen it just pick up a dozen or so channels but none of them are viewable - they keep breaking up. Why is this? Any ideas? And what sort of Ariel is best for digital TV. We currently have a Maxview Omnimax with booster.
  19. The decision to go one way or another is a personal one and has no relationship with the question asked at the start. Matty40s has confirmed my suspicions. Would be helpful if we could stay on topic.
  20. Maybe 🙂 But I have come across others who have the same problem. One installer told me he would not install the product as the company were difficult to communicate with. Move on to Bubble I guess. Failing that is is something like Planer or just stick with the basic multi fuel.
  21. Three messages and two emails thus far. It rather shoots their credibility to pieces.
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