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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:24 am

I think Mark is Driftwood
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:23 am

Tonytugboats is in
Maid Marion meeting me on Friday - he's in
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Liberty on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:28 am

Does anyone know the moorings well at Salhouse?  When I was living there as a kid, there were no moorings... just a beach.  Hire boats would use a stool in the water as a means to get ashore.....  I'm sure many folks must have come a cropper there in days gone by.

I have fixed trim tabs on the transom of Liberty so need to be careful mooring stern on.  On the Gt Ouse we never have to do it as there are so few boats.

Questions.....
What is the depth about 2 feet from the key heading? 
Does the key heading drop vertically, or is there an overhang?
How high is the key heading above normal water level?

Hopefully 2 big fenders and a mud weight should solve the problem.
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Post by F23 flittermouse on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:47 am

I have put an update onto NBF, I have suggested interested people PM you Dave (on your NBF PM) re mooring fees etc.

For people coming by car, I will ring Belinda to finalise car access for my wife and others that need to join me in my car due to mobility issues.I will also ask about the wheelbarrows that I noticed chained up near the carpark that could help with any heavy items people have.

I will be speaking to @jim wills, who I know was interested but has mobility issues along with Katherine his wife.

Looking forward to seeing a lot of old faces as well as someone new ! Will miss your company Dave and wife (sorry terrible with names, is that another Kath ?) 

    Twisted Evil  but at least your boat will be there for all to take off bits they need  Rolling Eyes

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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:00 am

Deano, it will be stern on with no overhang, something very similar to those you witnessed last year at Ranworth.  I will take my camera this weekend and take a picture of the moorings and if possible check the depth.

Derek, Marie and I will be in Houston from 13 July, we will be back at fairly regular intervals and hope to get on the boat a couple of weekends before taking her out for a year or so.  My daughters and their respective boyfriends have all of a sudden taken to boating and both want to use her this year for short breaks - "will I leave petrol in the boat please dad", I think the question was!!

PG is old and beat up, you wouldn't want any spare parts off her, not when there are so many pristine craft available on eBay for a quid Very Happy
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Post by F23 flittermouse on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:01 am

@Liberty wrote:Does anyone know the moorings well at Salhouse?

Questions.....
What is the depth about 2 feet from the key heading? 
Does the key heading drop vertically, or is there an overhang?
How high is the key heading above normal water level?

Hopefully 2 big fenders and a mud weight should solve the problem.
When I was reccing the place boats were moored stern on, I took a picture but only deleted it a couple of days ago. But see this may help


http://www.broadsnet.co.uk/salhouse.htm

There is a "beach" area but no boats were in there when I was looking.

From memory the key heading drops vertically, but the water depth accommodated Broads cruisers OK right tight against the key. Drop a front mudweight when a couple of feet from the key heading and ease back should be fine. 
You will not need a gangplank unless you intend making "landlubbers" walk the plank  splash

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:06 am

I've put a 45' broads cruiser stern on there a few times without issue.
Easy access on and off and I don't recall the rise and fall being a big issue (but that might have been the beer)
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by F23 flittermouse on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:16 am

@Prof Pat Pending wrote:I've put a 45' broads cruiser stern on there a few times without issue.
Easy access on and off and I don't recall the rise and fall being a big issue (but that might have been the beer)
About 6" from memory (water rise and fall, nothing else !)  affraid

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Post by Simritdave on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:19 am

6" tops that far up the river.
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Liberty on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:42 am

Worth a look.... http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/650
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:42 pm

Driftwood Boat is "Louise C" - she's on the list Very Happy
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:58 pm

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Post by Simritdave on Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:13 am

Classic lol!
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Maid Marion on Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:59 am

Hi all, Maid Marion along with 3 crew members will be there.
Crew are Captain Hazel, Helmsman Baz & Millie (The Boating Beagle)
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by F23 flittermouse on Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:52 am

Barrie, glad to see you like most guys know who's the Captain  lol!

Dad's Army, an evergreen fav, was working (drinking) in Thetford years ago in the Bell Inn (?) when John Le Mesurier came in, they were filming in Thetford Forest, had a long chat, claim to fame !!

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Post by Maid Marion on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:57 am

A memory that I had forgotten about until the last posts.. 

In the 70's I met a lot of the cast from Dad's Army at the 6 Bells in Bardwell. They included Ian Lavender, Clive Dunn, John le Mesurier, Arhtur Lowe etc... Most of the walls of the pub were covered in photos of the cast, not sure if it's like that now as I haven't been in it for years.
The 6 Bells was 'my local' although at the time I lived in Hepworth about 4 miles away.

On a separate occasion I borrowed a PA system from Davis Croft, (when I say borrowed it was with his permission) He lived in a large house on the crossroads in Honington village, at that time I ran a youth club with a friend that worked on the farm opposite David Crofts house and we decided to have a disco in one of the barns. Hence the reason for a PA system. 

We only had a record player that could play 6 singles one after the other.
We laid the microphone near the speaker so the sound could be amplified. It worked well.

When we took the PA system back David Croft offered us a cup of tea and biscuits. We had a lovely chat with him. 

Thanks for jolting my memory about Dad's Army.....

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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:56 am

Hi Folks, I have just paid for the moorings for the 6 boats who have confirmed and paid -

Piero Gianni - Pat
Liberty - Deano
Chickadee 2 - Paul
Freya (? - TBC) - Tony
Louise C - Mark
Maid Marion - Baz

I did have a PM from Czaradog asking for details of how to pay, however, I haven't seen a payment.  Please confirm.

I have also advised Salhouse, there may be two or three additional boats turn up on the day.  If you want to pay in advance, please DO NOT send me the money, please pay directly to bhamilton@salhousebroad.org.uk  remember to include your boat name and mention the Freeman meet with your payment.  I move to Houston on Monday and will be pretty busy for the next few weeks.
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Post by Simritdave on Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:00 pm

Further to Deano's request for information on the moorings, they are stern on and are over 3 feet deep* at the quay heading.  We have had some very low tides this past week and I suggest you plumb the depth on arrival to be happy you will have sufficient at low water.
Sorry, I didn't get to take pictures, however, the moorings are the ones to the right of the beach as you enter the Broad, they will be marked and reserved.
Enjoy everyone, hope you have a great time, really sorry I am not there to join you.
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:27 pm

@Simritdave wrote:  I move to Houston on Monday and will be pretty busy for the next few weeks.

I hope it all goes well Dave, safe travels.

You'll be missed at the meet.
Thanks for all the effort you've put into organising this and again, a huge thanks for lending us your boat Smile
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Post by F23 flittermouse on Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:58 pm

@Prof Pat Pending wrote:
I hope it all goes well Dave, safe travels.

You'll be missed at the meet.
Thanks for all the effort you've put into organising this and again, a huge thanks for lending us your boat Smile
I second that wholeheartedly, hope it goes well Dave and Marie and safe journey. Captain

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Post by Maid Marion on Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:28 pm

Yes Dave thanks from all the crew on Maid Marion

Have a great time across the pond.


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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:27 pm

Just received from Salhouse Broad:-

"Dear David. 
 
We have successfully received payment from you for £48 for 6 boats. Thank you very much for your prompt payment and we look forward to welcoming your group to the Broad. I have recorded all the extra details you have provided in the diary, so all should be in good order for the day. What a shame you cannot attend, but I wish you all the best and hope you are having a lovely time over in the states."
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Post by driftwood on Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:30 pm

Thanks Dave..... Good luck toast
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Meet at Salhouse 2015

Post by Maureenu58 on Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:41 pm

@Simritdave wrote:I'm planning on 01st August at Salhouse Broad (TBC) for the day, maybe a "cruise in company" to get there. 
Details to follow soon. Busy week this week, Dubai, Qatar and now Saudi. Good news is, I'm in the departure lounge and will be back with you infidels tomorrow. 
Watch this space.
Hi, we have recently joined the forum and interested in attending the 1 August 2015 meet at Salhouse.  Any more details available?  Regards Maureen

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:36 pm

@Maureenu58 wrote:Hi, we have recently joined the forum and interested in attending the 1 August 2015 meet at Salhouse.  Any more details available?  Regards Maureen

Hi 

Welcome to the forum

It would be great to see you there Smile

Would you be coming for the day, or planning to stay over?
Dave has already paid the mooring fees for those that have confirmed, but if you can get in touch with Salhouse (details below) you would be more than welcome Smile

@Simritdave wrote:I have also advised Salhouse, there may be two or three additional boats turn up on the day.  If you want to pay in advance, please DO NOT send me the money, please pay directly to bhamilton@salhousebroad.org.uk  remember to include your boat name and mention the Freeman meet with your payment.  I move to Houston on Monday and will be pretty busy for the next few weeks.
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