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  1. Thanks for the replies, I had a feeling from wikipedia that it was independent of the main rivers but I want to draw a map with colour coded rivers and didn't want to get it wrong! I will have to have a look at Slutten's Dyke I had never heard of it, I was down the Waveney for a few days a few weeks ago, alas, i will have to check it out next time. Cheers, Clive
  2. Ok, this is probably a stupid question but I can't work out what river the new cut is on or is it neither the Waveny or the Yare and just the 'Haddiscoe cut' can anyone shed the light on this for me Cheers.
  3. Yes, had been at Wayford for years, very poor state as you said..
  4. you won't see Crestella again, I took this before it was broken up earlier this year...
  5. I wasn't going to mention him but i think Trambo has got about right!
  6. Hi Andy, I am pretty sure they were but I can't recall the name, they were bought back to Stalham and refitted.
  7. they all have jobs lined up or are currently working, Oyster has been taking on 100 new staff every 6 months since they moved to to Tunstead, its not really news any more, i know a few good people there.
  8. I think with every design of boat there is a compromise, either height and views over lower bridges or upper helms and loss of interior space, walk round beds/ coffin beds, separate toilets and showers or loads of beds, aft well, engine out back etc etc.. Stalham won't be building for a little while i doubt but there is a Monaco which is nearly finished.
  9. Most of the same original team will hopefully be building the new moulds, we start on Monday, it's a personal venture and we are out on a limb a bit, but its what we as a team want to do so we are all taking a bit of a risk, but have decided that in life you have to do interesting things which you can take pride in and what makes you happy. Ferry marina and Richardsons used the same designer for their boats, the team who built the Richardson's moulds and boats had massive input from the point of development, this time we are using a different designer, but previously the brief was to ma
  10. Hi Andy, Yes, my Daughter was born on the 16th October and we started on Monday the 19th, thats how I remember her birthday! Over the years we had built from scratch a superb set up muddling through quite a bit of it while setting up and evolving but the Team I had were awesome and a really talented bunch, they are in my opinion some of the most experienced skilled people in the business and will no doubt be successful in their chosen paths.
  11. Yep, Sad but true, nearly 11 years of good times and onto build number 48. Hopefully some exciting news pretty soon, also I have a new project being started.
  12. There was a massive 'CB Antenna' on one of the sheds Stalham, i wonder was that part of the Jenners system or an independent system?
  13. Raisena was fun to sail before the new rig was put on her, after that we all lost interest a bit.. When I bought Ladybird she needed new sails which she got, she is a lovely thing to go about on and is a pleasure to sail and not uncontrollable, so when the mast broke i was very careful not to damage the sails as i knew the rig was right for the boat. i think the crossbow rig was a bit of a nightmare..
  14. I don't have a share of Raisena anymore, she was sold to one of your neighbours on Oulton Broad.. I have had Ladybird for a few years now, has been subject to a fair bit of work including a new mast which was snapped on the year we were going to wim 3RR. !
  15. might be more of a chance of having my boat ready by then!
  16. Indeed, A great loss, hopefully someone will take on the database and carry on his legacy, condolences go to all who knew him, I never met but sent numerous emails and photos to him almost bombarding him at times but he always replied with thanks. Well Done Craig
  17. we had Premier Gem, Modern Gem (renamed Eastern Gem) and Top gems, we also had the shorter versions we named 'Crusader" i think more than one 40 came from Loch Lomond, along with the the Crusaders,
  18. To be fair, the first Easter we bought the yard back we could only get about 50 boats in a fit state to operate them (Many of which were wooden) the fibreglass boats which were largely less than 10 years old were stored in the 3 basins which were called the 'graveyard' the yard had been concreted and some office buildings put up, with regard to the NBD deal, you have to take your hats off to Paul and Barbera I think in the time have operated they must be the most successful people in boating in the UK
  19. just a couple sold, viewing will be more simple soon when they come off hire so come give us a look ! https://www.richardsonsboatsales.net cheers, Clive
  20. Morning flight was moved because it was constantly sinking, it sat on a mud berth which was dredged as an experiment due to the mercury levels in the mud. the maintenance on the boat was not worth while and she took up space from which the hire fleet could be run. as it happens the yard was not viable due to the lack of car park and the hassle of ferrying everything to and from the staithe. the diesel delivery in particular was a worry and we didn't think that the delivery hose over the river could be ignored much longer. Personally I loved being sent over there to work, the plac
  21. If i remember correctly we sold it to a Naval museum who raised it by wrapping her in polythene then decided it was a bad idea so passed it on to someone else, the BA told them they needed insurance before it could be taken onto the main river.
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