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by JohnS
April 14th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lion, Thurne.
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: The Lion, Thurne.

thurne dyke is a perfect place to get your boat Clouted! I've always been amazed at the ability of some boaters to carry out the tricky bit, turning at the end and then cock up the easy bit, motoring in a straight line between the boats! I saw one boat last year zig zagging its way out hitting every...
by JohnS
April 14th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Check This Hire Boat Out
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Check This Hire Boat Out

Where is this? Nothing surprises me anymore on the broads 🙄
by JohnS
April 6th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's Just Rubbish!
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: It's Just Rubbish!

That is probably the sadest sight I've seen on the broads :(
by JohnS
April 1st, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fantastic phone app.
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Fantastic phone app.

I should also add, you can move the time bar through the cycle and see the relative tide heights at a chosen time in the future
by JohnS
April 1st, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fantastic phone app.
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Fantastic phone app.

Just wanted to share this with you, I’ve been really disappointed with boat related apps. Until recently! I’ve found an app for iPhone Calle ‘willy weather’. It’s fantastic it has the usual weather forecast stuff, as well as dedicated pages for wind, moon and tides amungst others. So far the tide fo...
by JohnS
March 12th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back to work BA
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Back to work BA

Excellent, so they’re back Saturday week then 👍
I might have my first trip across breydon this year at Easter. I like the northern broads during the winter, but I’m keen to go south again.
Thanks for the info
by JohnS
March 12th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dinghy owners
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Dinghy owners

That's good to know, it would be easier for me to have an inflatable 👍
by JohnS
March 12th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dinghy owners
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Dinghy owners

Dinghy owners! Have any of you risked put a dog in an inflatable dinghy? I'm talking about the risk from their claws puncturing it? I'm currently looking at different types of dinghy, of grp construction, but I'm now thinking it'd be easier if I could use a blow up. How tough is the material used on...
by JohnS
March 12th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads Hire Boats
Topic: Head On Collision
Replies: 30
Views: 2600

Re: Head On Collision

Yes, very true. I think making holiday makers pay a deposit which is refundable would be the fastest way of reducing accidents. Also, if the threat that a speeding fine could be taken from the deposit might reduce the speeds, especially during the schools summer holidays, when you have to be moored ...
by JohnS
March 12th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Norfolk Broads Hire Boats
Topic: Head On Collision
Replies: 30
Views: 2600

Re: Head On Collision

I’m pretty sure that’s the case at Richardson’s anyway. I think there’s a fuel deposit which is refundable which is somewhere in the region of a 100 quid. I’m pretty sure the damage waiver is non refundable. I should try and research this further though just to make sure I’m completely accurate.