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    Barnes And Wroxham Bridge

    For the life of me I have never seen 7'7" Under the bridge at high water, low-water maybe
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    When Did The First Grp Boats Arrive?.

    Hi kingfisher, first time we hired a boat on the Broads was from Saunderson marine and that was a traditional wooden cruiser Carville built, We were told the next time we came they would have their new boats which were Sanderling's, but we hired from a different yard and got a bathtub fibreglass many more luxuries like a shower, the first boat we hired which by the way was called Lady Ursula didn't have a shower and had a morris petrol marine engine version of the ones used in a Morris eight car, not the sort of thing you'd want now, anyway that's my two pennies worth, regards Ted
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    Fuel Prices, Northern & Southern Broads

    I remember something in the 60s being one and three but it wasn't beer.
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    For Sale Hampton Safari Mk 2

    Hampton safari MK2 Year built 1977 length 25'6" beam 9'6" since I have owned the boat approximately 6 years, it has had installed diesel heating, shore power, automatic battery charger, new compressor fridge, new hot water tank with immersion, electric shower pump new hand basin and tap, new sink and work surface in galley, all windows resealed, new rollers on sliding canopy, new headlining in front cabin and new lining to rear cabin, new stainless steel driveshaft new rudder and propeller new cutlass bearing and stainless steel stern tube etc, this is a well sorted boat and is complete with all documents showing work that has been done, if you are looking for a Hampton safari that doesn't have the usual problems this is your boat. Owing to the fact I have now purchased another boat I am letting this go for not a lot more than I paid for it considering i can show you bills in excess of £8,000 to put her in this condition, I am asking in the region of £17,500 but all reasonable offers considered, possible mooring if required, you can contact me on (01206) 304767. PS Has new safety certificate till 2022, and Broads toll paid for this year.
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    Rare Hampton Mk Iv

    Hi, I am the new owner of wild thyme (Hampton MK 4) I bought her three weeks ago, there was only three built, one had a mishap with a bridge and has since been somewhat altered in design, the one I bought and the one at Rowan Craft are identical boats, So yes for an Ex-hire boat Very rare, compared to the Mk 2 and Mk 3 Hamptons as different as Chalk and cheese, but as these were not only built but fitted out by Hamptons for their own Hire fleet the finish is extremely good. So I am a happy boater
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    River Wensum

    7ft 10 If that's the case mine should be okay then, thanks
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    An Omen To The Future?

    I'm with you on that one Jenny Morgan, Long dykes Far better than Marinas We are at Acle ours has water and electric so while not exactly cheap it doesn't feel like a floating caravan park.
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    River Wensum

    I wish I had of gone beyond the yacht station with my original boat which had an air draft of 6 foot 6, the new boat is 7 foot 6 So may be a problem, and I never realised there were Moorings up there I thought you just went up turn round and came back.
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    Hello From Eddybear

    Hi, Think I maybe forgot to visit the new members area when I joined this forum three years ago, So here goes my name is Ted I have been visiting the Norfolk Broads for the last 41 years, most of those hiring boats, six years ago we bought our own a Hampton Safari Mk 2, Which we are now in the process of selling as we have purchased another Hampton a Mk 4 Possibly the last one built by Hamptons, Anyway apparently I must be active on this forum Before posting my boat for sale which I will do shortly when I have gained the correct number of brownie points LOL, Regards Ted
  10. Hampton safari MK2 Year built 1977 length 25'6" beam 9'6" since I have owned the boat approximately 6 years, it has had installed diesel heating, shore power, automatic battery charger, new compressor fridge, new hot water tank with immersion, electric shower pump new hand basin and tap, new sink and work surface in galley, all windows resealed, new rollers on sliding canopy, new headlining in front cabin and new lining to rear cabin new stainless steel driveshaft new rudder and propeller new cutlas bearings and stainless steel stern tube etc, this is a well sorted boat and is complete with all documents showing work that has been done, if you are looking for a Hampton safari that doesn't have the usual problems this is your boat. Owing to the fact I have now purchased another boat I am letting this go for not a lot more than I paid for her considering i can show you bills in excess of £8,000 to put her in this condition, I am asking in the region of £17,500 but will consider all sensible offers, possible mooring if required, you can contact me on (01206) 304767. PS Has new safety certificate till 2022, and Broads toll paid for this year.
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