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  1. Hi Bexs Got it, found a second hand one on Amazon, RYA Power Boating. They have the others too, "advanced" etc. Thanks.
  2. Thanks Bexs I have looked on Amazon and found lots of books aimed at the likes of me, but, a lot of the best ones seem to be American. An American book will not cover the legal matters relating to boats in the UK e.g. registration, insurance and Environment Agency rules etc. The book you mention should be available from the RYA, I'll have a butchers. Thanks.
  3. Thanks for all your replies people. I was planning to do an introductory course of some sort but thought I could get some basics from a book. I need to know about types of boat, registering a boat, where I can use it and lots more. The house is near Littleport on the River Great Ouse. I know this is not the Norfolk Broads although I still remain a fan of the Broads. There are a few options for exploring the river around here, especially to the south towards Cambridge, Bedford, St Ives etc. so maybe a river cruiser later. Thanks again for advice. Malc.
  4. Hi everybody, Can anybody recommend a good book about buying, driving and keeping a boat. I am a complete novice who is moving to Norfolk to a house with a mooring. I am planning on buying a boat. I will be happy to take some courses when the move is complete but I thought that I could at least get the foundations under my belt now. At first I will be getting some kind of day boat as I don't envisage us sleeping on the boat although I am keen to take up angling again. Any help much appreciated. Kind regards, Malc.
  5. Yes its Great Ouse proper and no tow path. Thanks again everybody. Such a great forum.
  6. Thanks for the replies, this is very helpful. I am not talking about the broads I'm talking about 'The Great Ouse', don't know if that makes any difference. Thanks again.
  7. Hi everybody, help please. If I own a mooring as part of my property on a Norfolk river does that mean I have fishing rights for that spot? Thanks in anticipation of your combined wisdom. Malc.
  8. Malc

    Private Mooring

    Thanks Gretzky, not local yet unfortunately, hope to be soon.
  9. Malc

    Private Mooring

    Thanks for all replies very helpful. You have given me new hope, can't wait to make the move.
  10. Malc

    Private Mooring

    Thanks Chris, Stalham is about 25 miles from Norwich I was hoping for about 10 at the most. When I am ready I will take your advice and visit marinas and sailing clubs etc. Good tip about getting timing right.
  11. Malc

    Private Mooring

    I have had all sorts of gloom and doom heaped on me and my hopes of getting a mooring in the central broads area. Is it completely hopeless or are there moorings available either to rent or buy for someone new to living in Norfolk.
  12. Many thanks TheQ, what you have illustrated here seems to me to be a perfect solution. I have gone off the idea of a wooden shack next to a river. I am a bit surprised that this option is available as moorings seem to be in such demand. You are right I am looking for two properties, one that I can buy and move into straight away, I am thinking two bedroom with rental potential so it could be nearer Norwich. and one that I can share with my daughter and her family in an "Granny Annexe" type set up. Once we are all established in the main house I would rent the first one and get some income.
  13. Thanks everybody for the advice.
  14. Hi, I'm planning to move to Norfolk initially to a property with a mooring. The kind of place I am seeing are like prefabricated buildings masquerading as a "Two bedroom bungalow". Typically the ones I've seen have a mooring, long narrow lawn and some kind of (usually) wooden structure for accommodation. My question is, would it be possible to build on these plots some kind of a shed or something that I could use to store stuff temporarily until I find my all time home. It would not surprise me this was not allowed as I imagine the rules around this are pretty strict.
  15. Malc

    First Post

    Thanks, I'm off to the "BroadScot Lounge". I live in West Sussex at the mo.
  16. Hi I am new to this forum and would like to get started with some questions. My first question will be about Planning and I'm not sure where to post it, any suggestions? I currently live in the south of England and am planning a move to Norfolk in the new year if all goes to plan.
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