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AllanD

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  1. Any updates on this incident? There is nothing on the news about this.
  2. We bought from Whilton because we found a boat that met our needs and taste. We used Chris Williams for the survey and Whilton fixed the items which were needed for the BSS. We were happy with the whole purchase process and when we sold the boat, 2 years later, the surveyor which the buyer used was satisfied that the our surveyor had provided an accurate report.
  3. Spending some time in Ely is part of the plan. Thank you.
  4. Thank you, having never explored this area information on stop-off points and eating establishments is extremely useful.
  5. I noticed these on some of my searching of St Neots moorings and took it that they were private moorings. Thank you for your help and advice.
  6. Thank you both for your ideas. I have plenty of time to explore online. I will no doubt be asking more from everyone nearer the new year. I have not been disappointed with what I have seen and learned so far. Thanks again.
  7. Thank you for your reply. I am looking at a date around mid-May for the holiday and had found that there are 48hr visitor moorings opposite Jesus Green as a possibility.
  8. With no boating holiday this year, my thoughts are turning to 2021. I have never explored the area around Ely and I would like to benefit from your experiences regarding moorings (especially visitor moorings in Cambridge). Also, what are possible cruising routes for a week based on 6 hours a day. And finally, is there things I need to know about the locks and their operating systems. Thanks again for your help.
  9. Screw fix supply oil absorbing pads and socks. I had to use these in the engine bay for a diesel leak.
  10. Quite funny to see the reactions, it's not as if it can go anywhere other than straight ahead.
  11. Seldom wear a hat with a chin strap. Note to self, wear my oldest cheapest hat and accept that it is disposable.
  12. No pun was intended, but I remember going over it for the first time. It was absolutely surreal!!
  13. Thank you for this. At the moment is all very much up in the air but it gives me something to think about just now.
  14. Thank you, gives me something to think about.
  15. I had forgotten about the flow of the canal. How much time would it take to get back from Lion Quays?
  16. Thank you, it was in mid 70's when I was last on the Llangollen and my perception of distances is a bit rusty.
  17. Hoping to get a day boat hire from Trevor in September and just wondering how far in both directions is feasible for the day.
  18. AllanD

    Tunnel lights

    In the 70's when I used to hire.
  19. AllanD

    Tunnel lights

    In the old days, it was common to have a car headlamp mounted upside down so that when you went from main beam to dipped it pointed upwards illuminating the tunnel roof.
  20. I was also advised to switch isolators to OFF.
  21. We hired a large 6 berth cruiser last June from Laggan. We were at Drumnadrochit when the wind began to blow with a reasonably large swell in the water and some white tops to the waves. Our boat was taking quite a beating as it slapped onto the waves rather than cut through them making it very uncomfortable with items falling to the floor in the galley. We turned back, going with the wind this time and returned to Drumnadrochit for another night. Just an example of how the weather can quickly change. I imagine it will be difficult to find a type of craft that will meet all your wishes in one.
  22. Both Wroxham and Potter Heigham bridges are too low for most Broads cruisers. If you can clear Ludam Bridge the river Ant leads up to Barton Broad and beyond that to Stalham and Neatishead. The Ant is a beautiful river to explore.
  23. If you go The Norfolk Broads Forum you can find a host of info regarding bridge clearance, rise and fall (for both Spring and Neap tides). If you can clear Great Yarmouth and Acle bridges you can cover most of the Broads. Been there lots of times in the past, hope you too have a great time there
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