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    Hoseasons 83 Brochure Wanted

    Simon, back in the 50s and 60s we really didn't see them as primitive. I suppose some of the pre-war boats were beginning to look a bit tatty but generally most hire cruisers were well looked after. Broads holidays compared favourably against caravan holidays in those days. Just looking through a 1970 brochure for a large(ish) site in Cornwall which had a club house, restaurant and heated pool but the caravans didn't have a shower or TV and were only just getting a refrigerator for that season. Roy
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    Old Broads Boats

    Think she's on the Thames at Oxford. If you look at the BeautifulBritain and the Nationalhistoricships websites there are articles on her. Roy
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    Old Broads Boats

    Chumley & Hawke's Caravelle 2 on the Ant, August 82
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    Old Broads Boats

    Admiral Seven at Geldeston Lock, August 82.
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    Hoseasons 83 Brochure Wanted

    Vaughan, when they bought the business back didn't they also pick up quite a lot of Thames boats from Maidline etc. Rank operated from three yards on the Thames: Benson, Wallingford and Thames Ditton? I don't think the Benson yard was owned by them but IF Richardsons got Wallingford and Thames Ditton? in the package, they would have picked up some valuable land. I think Wallingford was sold to Oxford University Rowing Club and Thames Ditton was developed with housing.
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    Hoseasons 83 Brochure Wanted

    I thought Dazzling Waters etc were built by Fowlers of Oulton Broad and went to the Ripplecraft fleet later. Possibly my memory playing tricks.
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    Herbert Woods

    After reading the above posts I sent an email to Herbert Woods requesting some further information. The email was timed 12.38. I received a reply timed 12.38. That's what I call customer service. Roy
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    Hoseasons 83 Brochure Wanted

    There was a hire company called Zorisaan Marine at Stokesby in the 80s. Craig mentioned another name Skye Cruisers, which could have been the same company. Their fleet consisted of about 6 or 7 ex-hire woodies from some of the major yards at the time. Some of their boats were moored on the opposite side of the river in a very poor state - I remember one was definitely sinking. Roy
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    Anyone Recognise This As A Broom?

    The later ones had a very good air draught for a big boat, making them more likely to get under Potter Heigham than most modern boats. If I remember correctly the earlier ones, while not quite as low, still had a decent air draught.
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    Waveney River Centre Hire Cruisers

    Pisces reminds me of Le Boat's Cirrus class.
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    Old Broads Boats

    JM her reg is W714.
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    Old Broads Boats

    And there's a very attractive large day boat hidden between the two. Silver Dart which according to Craig was still around in 2017.
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    Old Broads Boats

    Spot on
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    Old Broads Boats

    Chumley & Hawke's Constellation 2 and Caravelle 3?, September 1966.
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    Windboat Tradewind

    There's an interesting article from 1971 about Windboats at: www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/840223.pdf

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