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  1. Hi Vaughan, well this brought back memories,when my Dad took me to the boat show at Earls Court to see the new HW boat Silver Light.Sliding centre cockpit woody,and of course you could clamber all over it to see if you liked it.We did and booked it for the following Summer,a wonderful boat,and i suppose its like hiring one of todays "gin palaces".Although a lot smaller! Regards Kevin
  2. We were hit by a Richardsons cruiser in August,slight damage,our home yard gave an estimate did the repair.All sorted.
  3. Hi Rob and welcome,try Alan at Sabena,handy as its close to you ,01603782552. Kevin
  4. Barely 6 ft at Wroxham bridge yesterday.
  5. You could always try Sabena, but you would need to ring in advance.
  6. Welcome to the forum,we own an Alpha 32,but now need a bigger one cos of the grand kids.
  7. Hi John, its opposite Kens on the other side of the road,good fish and chips.By the way Richardsons are sorting that dink out for me. Regards Kevin
  8. The Wroxham Hotel,great food,give it a go.
  9. Yes, first time went to Dilham,great mooring and pub.
  10. Just thought i would share a few things that we have come across on our last two cruises 1 Whilst moored at Neatishead a group of young lads urinating by the rubbish bins , parked cars,information board, at breakfast time, all in full view of the moored boats.All from a number of moored sailing cruisers. 2 We were moored at Sutton one evening, and returned to find that our mooring lines had been undone,boat moved, so a hire cruiser could moor in the newly created gap. {gap was still not big enough as our bow was over hanging and hitting there stern.} 3 Moored at Ludham bridge last Saturday, , one large hire cruiser decided to turn for the water point,where boats are moored on both sides of the river, it hit a moored cruiser 4 times before it completed the turn.. Both cruisers from the same yard.A few moments later a small moored Weston cruiser was first hit on the bow by a day boat going fast.Luckily a ranger was at hand to do the paper work,but before he could finish, the Weston was hit on the stern by a hire cruiser.The ranger told the helmsman to moor up so he could take his details,he couldnt moor in the large gap, so ranger told him to go further up the river to moor in the next large mooring space and he would walk up as he needed a word with them.The cruiser went up stream,but never did moor for the ranger.
  11. Yes were fishing at a depth of about 3 feet..
  12. But when you get up there, be prepared as there are 2 electricity posts = 6 points, moorings for only 3 boats,maybe 4 if small.???
  13. Could not agree more,that being the case, is this not the reason for the huge gin palaces on hire, with huge costs to hire?As boat owners we just love cruising the broads,and are there fore willing to accept the limitations of our boats because to us its just part of the broads experience.As ive been boating for many ,many years, my expectations of boats is probably different to new boaters.
  14. Hi Trev, on our Alpha 32, the stern gland is under our inspection cover in our saloon.A few years ago our was dripping,and we had it replaced where we are moored at Sabena in Wroxham.,it was a small job and the bill was small. Try giving Alan a call on 01603 782552. Good luck
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