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  1. I've taken Judith (many times), Silver Jubilee (a few times) and Juliette (twice) each way through Wroxham bridge and really never thought twice about it. They're designed for low arched bridges and handle like a dream so provided you prepare the boat properly and know that there is space under the bridge there's really no problem. Not convinced that it's a matter of cost, perhaps more a matter of attitude? PH is of course a bit different and I'd think twice even if I was allowed to take the boats through.
  2. Our son is a member of Castle Cove and keeps his racing dinghy there. I've only been there a couple of times but it looks to be a well run club in a lovely spot.
  3. Beam of Light is, I believe, one of the Commodore class from the old Broom's hire fleet (Thunder and Lightning are too, I think). We hired Commodores a few times and they are fantastic cruisers for the Broads, my favourite tupperware boats for a variety of reasons. We never got above Potter in one, but navigated the rest of the system with ease. Beccles old bridge, Wayford, Wroxham are all passable with care. Whether HW will allow you to do so is of course another question, but unless they have added airdraft with silly modifications the boat itself is perfectly capable of making these trips in the right conditions. Hire boats' advertised airdrafts are, in my experience, rarely accurate and understandably tend to err on the cautious side.
  4. Only a gentle ribbing intended. Martham quote Janet at 32'6". I own a Janet and she's registered at less than 31'. The Janets and Judiths shown on Craig's database show a lot of variation in length. One of these days I'll measure ours properly! Impressed nevertheless. I've tried and failed to turn a Judith in Horsey Dyke - no clear water at the bend and we tried higher up with notable lack of success. The Martham boats do reverse out very handily, though.
  5. Does that mean that after your turn the 34ft Judith had become a 32ft Judith? Impressive!
  6. Now that is a proper patch. Those tiddly things aren't fit for diddly squat.
  7. And also one of these, but auto so a bit boring.
  8. Many years ago my folks had a little lime green Mazda pick-up with a column shift. It did 0-60 in about 60, but what fun!
  9. Yes, YEs, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  10. Even better, give up the cars and get back to the boats where you belong!!
  11. You provide the vehicle, I'll change the gears.
  12. Spider

    Boat Jumble

    Beware some of the customers at Beccles
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