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    12-07-18, 11:27
    boatone replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    Regrettably, all these discussions re a little bit extra charged here and there are just noise - at best sticking plasters of little consequence. ...
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    11-07-18, 20:54
    boatone replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    A previous waterway manager confided in me that they were surprised that powered craft users had not challenged the paltry contribution from the...
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    11-07-18, 19:06
    boatone replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    Tweet from EA Harbourmaster at beginning of last week: Rather a hollow invitation - restricted to a narrow navigation channel and stop at your...
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    11-07-18, 15:06
    Chris_d replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    Sounds like the EA just need a better neigotiator, HRR aren't going to pay for something if they can get it for free and the EA can't refuse to...
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    11-07-18, 12:48
    Chris_d replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    Don't understand all the vitriol against the biggest annual event on the river, attracts 1000's on land and 100's of boats its a real feel good...
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    10-07-18, 14:02
    About two weeks ago the other two and a tug were on the Hampton Riviera pontoons just above Molesey lock. Think the one below Hampton Court bridge...
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    09-07-18, 21:47
    Hardly an adequate statistical sample to draw a conclusion of snootiness. More likely an unfortunate indication of the nature of modern society,...
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    09-07-18, 21:37
    Err ... its not "just a Broom", it's Boatone's Broom ....... and actually quite light on elecktrickery., although my 12volt domestic regime would...
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  • Chris_d's Avatar
    09-07-18, 07:50
    I've been boating of the Thames for 40+ years and I would say rafting is rare, except between boats that know each other. Don't think its anything...
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  • Ramage's Avatar
    07-07-18, 12:55
    Noise? No. Comment at poor management of the river? Yes. Glad the boat has been raised BUT it should never have happened.
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    07-07-18, 12:52
    Ramage replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    Locks unmanned, patrol boats unused until a) the Royal Wedding & b) HRR. Then all of the boats, all of the Gold Braid and all of the big wigs...
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    07-07-18, 08:05
    Just in case it got lost in the noise in the previous thread.
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  • boatone's Avatar
    07-07-18, 07:58
    Clifton Lock now open again. Didn’t expect that so soon, did we? Someone deserves a pat on the back !
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    06-07-18, 20:02
    boatone replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    I find this years appearance of main board directors and the CEO supporting and retweeting each other quite disturbing - also, their use of the...
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    06-07-18, 19:29
    boatone replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    Around the rowing HRR is a multi million pound commercial extravaganza which undoubtably benefits from EA presence. Unfortunately it results in a net...
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  • Chris_d's Avatar
    06-07-18, 15:49
    Interesting, that happens a lot on the canals but the Thames out of hours/self service system is very slow to respond unlike a manual sluice which...
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    06-07-18, 10:15
    Latest EA notice: “Clifton LockMidday Friday 6 July 2018 to Midday Sunday 8 July 2018 Sunken work boat in Lock chamber Directions for navigation...
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  • Chris_d's Avatar
    06-07-18, 09:40
    Chris_d replied to a thread EA at HRR in The Thames Forum
    I don't know what they call incidents, but having seen the number of overloaded boats, people diving off boats, incorrect use of the arches etc... it...
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  • boatone's Avatar
    06-07-18, 07:20
    Please stop trying to be clever, Fred. The people dealing with this are perfectly capable of cocking it up without your assistance.
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    04-07-18, 17:00
    boatone replied to a thread EA strikes again! in The Thames Forum
    They desperately need our money. We now know that EA proposing further 5.7% increase in Thames reg charges for 2019 and again for 2020. Same increase...
    16 replies | 1354 view(s)
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