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  1. Well the work on Judith still continues. We are working on her alongside Martham boats. Patrick has made a start on replacing some of the planking and my mum has dug out the roller and brush for the topsides.
  2. It is heart breaking Griff but at the same time I'm glad we got her back in the water again. We'll make sure she goes to someone who will keep her going for years to come. I have seen the Broad Ambition share for sale, its definitely something to consider. Nothing is off the table yet as we will be buying something, just don't know what yet. Need to see Judith go to a good home first.
  3. It is with a very heavy heart and a tear in my eye that I have to announce that we will be putting Judith up for sale. With myself having a young family and living in Coventry along with my mum not getting any younger the demands of keeping on top of Judith's maintenance has got to us both. She hasn't had the easiest of times and we are still fighting against many years of her being in the shed and covid hasn't help the situation. This year we are working with Martham Boats to get her back in the water and then we will be looking for a new custodian to take on her care and further restoration.
  4. Exactly Griff, lack of maintenance from the broads authority is causing issues with water levels. I did see they were dredging or something similar on the lower Bure last year but allowing the sediment to be carried out on the ebb, surely this is also adding to the issues as the sediment can't all flow out. We are above the bridge and having to be brave with going through at reducing clearences these days. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. I'm sorry to report a similar thing happened to Cresta Maria Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. It's certainly been a busy week, new bildge pump, water pump electrics repaired and sanding. Judith has kept me busy all week with various issues. It was a good job I was down this week as she would have been at the bottom of the Thurne is I hadn't. Two bildge pumps it is from now can't have one fail again! We have been out for a few days making sure all her new planks etc are holding and everything works, it did and the engine is now perfect thanks to Alan at Martham and lots of new bits! So much more power and economy. All was going well until the water pump stopped for the domestic water. I
  7. Wow, Nipper looks great! Sounds like experimenting with stain and lots of coats of varnish is the way forward. I do like having the boat in the shed but if someone sands something just after you've painted it can be frustrating. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  8. Thanks Griff, I'll give it a go! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  9. Hi all, I need some of your trusted knowledge. Next week I shall be spending a week in Norfolk sorting out Judith's top sides. The varnish needs to be removed and we need to start again really. This year we had to have the whole of the rear window section and deck removed and replaced, this now means we have two different types of wood and they are different shades. The new mahogany is a lovely colour and I'd like the rest of her to match this colour. How do I achieve this? Can you colour match varnish? Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  10. That's brilliant! We can do something similar with the Sea Master as it has a cleat near the cockpit so easy access to a rope. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  11. Brilliant, hope you have a great time. They are super for fitting in to tight spots and making it look easy. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  12. Thanks Grendel! We have lots of history with her so she's very special to us. They are brilliant boats and so easy to handle. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  13. It most certainly is! Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  14. Here is our Sea Master 27, we are selling her due to the purchase of Judith. She was purchased with the intent of doing her up and updating parts as time went on but with the purchase of Judith this hasn't happened. She's a 4 berth boat, two singles in the forward cabin and the table converts in to a double. The heads is compact and has a chemical toilet with a shower. The galley contains a 2 burner hob grill and oven, with ample storage. She will need a new electric fridge as the current one is gas and we have had to disconnect this. In the cockpit she has two seats and a bench seat acros
  15. From what I can see Martham Boats have purchased a few from the Norfolk Broads Yachting Company and also Oliver's Sailing Holidays has Larkspur. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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