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  1. oceandawn

    Mobile Engineer

    Thanks for the info everyone.
  2. oceandawn

    Mobile Engineer

    Does anyone know a good mobile engineer and someone to do internal woodwork? Many Thanks
  3. Don't often post but this thread reminded me of our first boating adventure when the children were small some fourty years ago! We hired from Hearts Cruisers and the first stop was Berney Arms. We came in at such speed assuming that the boat would stop like a car.(Nobody told us otherwise) Crack went the bow. We were mortified and my husband went inside the bow to try to push out the dent. We were just a young family on holiday, not reckless or being stupid just clueless.We now have our own boat but you can bet your life that whenever were are on it we make at last one foul up when mooring. The difference is now that we approach slowly and are aware of the tides etc Yes we try not to moor in really busy spots but we also always help to moor and give advice if necessary regarding the currents tides etc. We have all been there.No boater whether private or hirer sets out to cause damage or harm.I remember that bump each time we pass the Berney Arms.The dent is probably still on the quay heading.
  4. oceandawn


    Swancraft is a great little yard and Paul is always helpful and his prices fair.The issue for him would be if he pushed the diesel and pump out facilities is the space as most of his points have boats moored on them (including ours).However he does have a visitor mooring and obviously If boats are out you would be Ok so it would be worth a call.
  5. oceandawn

    Hello All

    In think you correct about Swancraft not being open at weekends. We are moored there and he very rarely works weekends.
  6. oceandawn

    Forum Behaviour

    I think that bullying or intimidation is how it is perceived and it is not always meant in the way that it comes across.However, I very rarely post , although recently I received some excellent advice on selling boats. The reason that I don't is that some time ago I expressed frustration at the constant disparaging remarks regarding grp boats.Quote" My proudest moment in my life is never having sailed in a bathtub". The response that I received from some members was very upsetting , but I would imagine and hope that should I have met them face to face that they would have been surprised at how that dialogue affected me. I think we need to think a little more before we post. When I was working when sending memos or letters , no matter how hacked off I was, I always wrote it. then revisited and invariably adjusted the tone. Rarely does anyone set out to offend
  7. oceandawn


    MM Your comments regarding the Ocean 30 are music to my husbands's ears! Interesting that Brooms supposedly had the moulds. Last year there was some discussion whether the Ocean 30 would be allowed at the Broom meet.The answer was no as they were nothing to do with Brooms. I found it strange that that being thee case why did Brooms allow the Ocean 30 carry their name for so long?
  8. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    Thought it was still.in the shed being worked on.It must be filthy.!
  9. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    Vanessan No probs thanks for the reply.
  10. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    Where is BGM? We were in Richardson's wet she'd before moving to Brundall. I do agree about the brokers.I am enjoying these exchanges.I don't usually post.
  11. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    No Vanessan you have misunderstood this.When I said that I had lost the conversation from Simondo.I meant just that.They appear on my email but not on the forum.No other meaning.
  12. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    I seem to lose the conversations to Simondo.However the list of works done is endless mostly done by Phil at Moonfleet, and now with Paul at Swancraft. As it has always been in private hands the internal fit is different to most Oceans.All the wood is sapele with loads of storage, but the previous owner had messed with it a bit so we commissioned Phil to restore it as close to the original as possible.He described the condition for it's age as exceptional.We live 3 hours + away so were are not able to do much ourselves.I have some mobility issues and we seem to spend more time at our caravan. Thank you all for your contributions to this thread. I have enjoyed reading your experiences .When we are down again we will probably pop around to NYA and ask them to have a look.
  13. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    I appear to have lost the last two conversations.A member asked me for details but I have lost it .Not good at this!
  14. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    Hi.Yes it is an Ocean.Came from Cambridge original gelcoat never been hired.virtually rebuilt. Everything really from galle y, heads stainless work ,canopy.The list is endless somewhere in the region of 45k spent.Wasted money really. The ,bow thruster makes it really easy to handle.It has been out of the water every year since 2012.in fact out now having the galley with new cooker granite top.No osmosis at all.As for price.Valued last year at 28k .But as you say an old boat!
  15. oceandawn

    Selling Boats

    It is difficult to know which is the best route to take.We live a fair way away so viewing may be difficult.The broker's commission is really extortionate.In theory it should sell.We have spent a fortune on it .It has never been hired and all works professionally done but it is the luck of the drawer

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