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Post by Liberty on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:31 pm

I suppose I could move up a bit when the dinghys arrive!!!
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:32 pm

lol!
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Post by F23 flittermouse on Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:51 pm

Chris Meyer wrote:As this event draws near, I thought I'd just sound out logistics, Will most boats going there have BBQ's of some sort, I'm happy to bring one, but seems pointless if there will already be 12 on site, likewise,  easy light briquettes, tables, spare chairs etc etc,
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@Chris Meyer can you bring your BBQ, can't seem to get a realistic number, better to have 12 then none!. Don't worry if it's too late to organise, people will have to eat raw burgers Crying or Very sad

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:03 pm

We made it to Norfolk and are sitting on PG enjoying a well earned drink Smile


I managed to get off work a bit early, but it didn't make a blind bit of difference as rush hour traffic soon put paid to any advantage I thought I might have Sad




Anyway, we're sat at Potter all set for the run to Salhouse in the morning Very Happy


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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Chris Meyer on Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:05 pm

Ok, update, team Stravaigin have loaded in the back of the car, a party size BBQ, 10 Kgs of charcoal briquettes, couple of bags of instant light briquettes and tongs slices and assorted BBQ tools, as comparative newcomers to this forum, its is an old adage that the best way to meet people is over a BBQ  Very Happy, also have a pop up gazebo, a table, four chairs, plastic pint pots, rubble sacks to clear up with, small supply of real rebellion pint pots, (mine already reserved), paper plates, plastic cutlery,  crisps, dips, olives a bit of extra meat in case anyone is short, and last but not least 18 pints of Rebellion Smuggler and 10 pints ish of the monthly rebellion special.  We aim to leave about 7.00 latest as its about 2.5 hours so we can get there in good time to hoik 1/2 ton of equipment to the site.  If anyone can think of anything else they want me to bring please let me know before 6.45.

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Post by sneddie on Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:27 pm

Have a great time everyone!

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:49 am

Chris Meyer wrote: and last but not least 18 pints of Rebellion Smuggler and 10 pints ish of the monthly rebellion special. 

Chris

Good, cause I've made rather a large dent on the 14 pints I brought from Witney, might have to do a quick re supply run in the morning Wink


How's the Thames Sneddie, I trust you enjoyed your birthday afloat Smile
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Post by Chris Meyer on Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:59 am

Leaving now, shopping to do on the way, I'm on 07770 748903 if anyone needs to contact me.

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Post by F23 flittermouse on Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:29 am

Thanks Chris, Very Happy look forward to seeing you Captain and all 

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Post by Jim Wills on Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:19 pm

Thanks Derek and All for a wonderful day, got me pining for my boat at Brundall - but the walk back uphill to the car brought out the weakness in my legs which is the reason for coming by car. My days (years) of single handed boating are well and truly over.splash


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Post by Maid Marion on Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:05 am

It was great to see so many Freemans at Salhouse yesterday thanks Derek and all those that attended. We enjoyed the whole day wish. Apart from one of our crew members that disgraced herself by persisting in stealing food, sometimes from people's hands, not to mention the rummage through a bin bag that resulted in her stealing a bone.
We might have to confine Millie to the cabin if food is around. Unfortunately she might then find our food on board.

Anyway I hope to see some of you on the rivers in the next week or two. Keep a look out for us.
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:00 am

Thanks to everyone involved in organising this and to everyone that attended.  We hada great turnout, lovely weather, good company, good food and beer. It doesn't get much better than this Smile

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Post by molemot on Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:16 pm

So much better than the usual backstabbing boat club "It's-my-turn-to-be-Commodore" stuff....looks idyllic!

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Post by Chickadee on Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:21 pm

Great day and evening. Weather gods shone on us and  with 12 Freemans (Thirteen if you include the ice cream man and his brief visit ) Seems the 26s were the biggest numbers.
Great to put names to faces and some cracking boats, Particularly a couple of Mark 1s.
Thanks to all the orgainisers the whole day went like a dream.
So glad i got the ignition sorted and was able to bring Chickadee along.
Great criuse down and back,

Bring on the next meet !!
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Chris Meyer on Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:18 pm

Hang on a minute, just realised chickadee has either had a makeover, your icon is wrong, or Rebellion and Hobgoblin were stronger than I thought.
Great to meet so many freemen.  Thanks to Dave for starting the ball rolling, and everyone who picked it up after he got deported  Very Happy


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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:43 pm

I think I turned up at the wrong place (Kemah Boardwalk at Lake Houston) - no Freemans here.....








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Post by Simritdave on Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:56 pm

@Prof:  why can I see my thumbnail pics on post preview but not the post itself?
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:42 pm

Not sure Dave, I can see them on your post...must be summit to do wi dat murcan tinterweb
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Post by driftwood on Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:27 pm

It looks like you all had a great day...so sad we missed it.....lets hope we make it next year Very Happy.
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Post by sneddie on Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:05 pm

Looks as though it was a grand meet. Pleased it was a success. Now come on every Freeman owner Thames based, surely we can match that next year!

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Post by sneddie on Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:11 pm

Pat, just for info it has become very busy here on the Thames over the weekend.  We have had quite long waits at various locks and for once have had to share full locks with lock keepers fitting boats in like jigsaw pieces.  Weather has been excellent. Good to see the river come fully to life after such a slow start to the season. Glad you had a good time; I have many memories of just how busy the Broads can be in the summer.

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Post by ken cattell on Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:22 am

Now I have recovered from the "drivelag" can I add my thanks to all those who were involved in organising such a great day. Plus the totally unexpected award of the Longest trip tankard for the Thames meet earlier in the year. I was very surprised, honoured and humbled to receive it although after Deanos inspiring efforts to get to the Broads meet my 60 mile in 3 days along "the ditch" seems a bit weak although I'm consoling myself with the fact I had several more locks than he did! Thank you again to everyone who organised, contributed and attended you all gave me a great day out.
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:14 pm

sneddie wrote:Pat, just for info it has become very busy here on the Thames over the weekend.  We have had quite long waits at various locks and for once have had to share full locks with lock keepers fitting boats in like jigsaw pieces.  Weather has been excellent. Good to see the river come fully to life after such a slow start to the season. Glad you had a good time; I have many memories of just how busy the Broads can be in the summer.
Hi Kevin

I'd forgotten how busy the broads gets in school holidays, I now have a revised definition of busy. I kid you not, it was like the whacky races most days with hire cruisers and day boats all weaving around looking for pole position. 

ken cattell wrote:Now I have recovered from the "drivelag" can I add my thanks to all those who were involved in organising such a great day. Plus the totally unexpected award of the Longest trip tankard for the Thames meet earlier in the year. I was very surprised, honoured and humbled to receive it although after Deanos inspiring efforts to get to the Broads meet my 60 mile in 3 days along "the ditch" seems a bit weak although I'm consoling myself with the fact I had several more locks than he did! Thank you again to everyone who organised, contributed and attended you all gave me a great day out.

It was great to see you there Ken Smile

I know you won't be organising next years event, but keep an eye out for potential locations during your 2 week cruise
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Post by terryt on Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:55 am

Just to say a big 'thank you' for the chat and photos from the meetings. Being unable to travel to the events is bad enough but to be a part of it through comments and pics really helps to make up for it. Really happy it all went well and looking forward to the next virtual reality boat meet. Many thanks guys! ☺
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Post by sneddie on Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:46 am

Pat, your description drums up a graphic image! In some respects its good to know that the broards are so busy as my memories go back to the hay day of hire boating in the late 70's before cheap package holidays to Spain etc. The Thames is a little quieter after the busy weekend. Enjoying every second on the boat. How do you find a 26?

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