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  1. Our week started as usual at 04.30 on Friday 21st June, with the radio coming on, and we`re soon awake (only just) and up and about. With all the packing done throughout the week, we`ve only really got to pack up what`s in the fridge, and put everything in the car. After a simple breakfast of tea and toast, we`re all packed in the car and mobile by our usual getaway time of 06.00, and have a trouble free journey up the A31, M27, M3, M25, M11/A11 all the way to Norwich. It`s amazing how short the 250+ mile journey is in the early morning, but later in the day, it always seems so much longer. Ou
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  2. Haha ... we weren't out in those winds on purpose, and if we'd realised how strong they were we'd have stayed at home, or gone out sailing on our halfdecker (probably with two reefs in). Wind got stronger and stronger as the day went on. Once we were on Heigham Sound there wasn't much choice but to keep going. It was a bit scary. I was doing the big brave "it will be fine" to avoid rattling the other half, but I was certainly nervous. In the end I was really pleased with the performance of the kayaks (we've just recently bought 'singles' - sit on tops - having previously paddled a 'double
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  3. There have been many discussions all over the web on all the forums about osmosis. Basic fact! Osmosis never sank a boat! Yes, Freemans seemingly picked up an unfortunate tag of suffering more than most but it is only in the most extreme cases where the very expensive remedial work is required. Given the age of these craft I would challenge anyone to find any marque of craft of a similar age without the slightest trace of osmosis. Look at Mr Truss's final comment, "For a caravan builder a very solid boat"! Then examine the quality of the interior finish. These are generally very fine boats
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  4. I beleive this is true. Here is the Blog of Steve Truss a well respected Marine Surveyor when he surveyed a Freeman 33 MKII: http://steve-insightmarinesurveyor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/freeman-32-mk-ii.html
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  5. Hello John, Thank you for posting the link. Regards Alan
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  6. Day 2 Saturday 13 July 2013. Woke up to sunshine and that lovely water reflection effect you get on the roof of the boat. Chef was dispatched to the galley to prepare a full English while I lazily lay, mesmerised by those reflections. Peace was shattered by the roar of the coffee grinder signalling me to get my butt out of bed. Now of all the items on a boat that a 240volt supply has transformed, the coffee grinder I take from home is the tops! Breakfast complete I took over galley duties. What a lot of dishes a full English creates! Now the reason for us stopping over at Cantley was t
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