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HELP REQUESTED

A member is restoring a 1970’s Windboats Southwind, which is an ex Norfolk broads cruiser with a Ferro-cement hull and fibreglass topsides. If anybody out there knows of these boats or has information about them he would be most appreciative, … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary TBA Grand Spring Rally Programme 25 & 26 May 2019

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1st April brings in new Boat Safety Scheme requirements

From the 1st April 2019 a carbon monoxide alarm will be required on all boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) requirements that have accommodation spaces. BSS Certifications will not be issued to boats without suitable alarms. Carbon … Continue reading

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PLATINUM RALLY

Following a very fruitful committee meeting on the 24th March, rally preparations are being finalised! We are keen to hear from volunteers prepared to help out over the weekend. Nothing too taxing, just help to share the workload. If so … Continue reading

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Non-native Invasive Species, Floating Pennywort found in River Witham

Floating Pennywort has been discovered on the Witham system for the first time, this invasive non‐native  species can cause issues by blocking out light, causing deoxygenation and blocking air breathing insects. In  addition the plant can form large mats which can become very dense. The species spreads from plant  fragments so it’s important not to try not to break up any patches as this can aid and speed up its spread. If you see any Floating Pennywort on the River Witham please report it by calling the Environment Agency’s  Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60. The characteristic leaves and growth help to make this plant easy to identify. It is found mostly in the south-east of England and occasionally in the north-west of England and Wales. Spreading rapidly. … Continue reading

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