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  1. Wigster1966

    Silverline Wisper

    Thanks for that, I was just curious. We have had Conway bridge before which was nice because it has a sliding roof. This time we quite fancy the option of the outside helm. I guess if we don’t like it in future we can go back to something like the Conway. We were certainly impressed with Bridgecraft the last time we used them so happy that we have chosen them again and the prices are very reasonable. Also quite like the fact that they are based in Acle which was a nice starting point. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  2. Wigster1966

    Silverline Wisper

    Sorry for the long delay responding to you and thank you for the information. Just out of interest is the engine outside on the back of the boat on the fourth bridge or is it inside the boat? Just wondered how quiet it will be while cruising. Thank you Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  3. Wigster1966

    Silverline Wisper

    So a quick update, we were about to book the Silver whisper during the week via Hoseasons only to discover that Silverline wants £140 to take a dog for two weeks and the booking stipulations then said that it had to be a small terrier size dog, and us having a boxer dog means obviously we didn’t qualify. Therefore we decided to book up a Bridgecraft Forth Bridge 1 which we have been looking at as one of our options and after seeing some of the comments on here have decided that it’s the right choice. No way am I prepared to pay Silverline £140 to take a dog onto a boat when everyone else on the Broads is charging almost half that. We pride ourselves on having a well trained well-behaved dog that we do not allow onto furniture or bedding and we always clean the boat before we take it back conscious that other people don’t want to come across dog hairs when they take out a boat. The bridge craft boat works out at around £250 Less plus we get duel helm positions. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  4. Wigster1966

    Silverline Wisper

    Hi. Thank you for your welcome. It was when Topcraft ran the fleet from Oulton Broad. It was a perfectly good boat if that’s what you wanted but it was our first time on the Broads and found it quite impractical as you couldn’t see anything behind you when you were in the front steering it. It had a very weird layout inside as well. I think the thing that attracted us to it was the fact that It had a four poster bed but it turned out to be a boat that we would not hire again. I remember one night must’ve been around 2 AM and the engine just started up on its own. Bearing in mind the engine was under the bed that is quite a wake up call. It almost put us off the Broads as it was so difficult to moor up especially in the strong winds because the wind would just take it and throw it all over the place. I think Barns have bought the fleet now and are still running them. It almost put us off the Broads as it was so difficult to more up especially in the strong winds because the wind will just take it and throw it all over the place. I think Brinks have brought the fleet now and are still running them. That was in 2007 and then in 2009 we looked up on the Bridgecraft Conway for two weeks and absolutely loved it. The boat had a brand new engine which had only done about 200 hours, was very smooth, easy to handle and has a great layout. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. Wigster1966

    Silverline Wisper

    Thank for your reply - Its always great to hear from someone who has experience of a boat - If you have pics of the interior that would be great. - Yes 'that one' bridge is always best avoided....
  6. Wigster1966

    Silverline Wisper

    Thank you Charlie, I don't know why we have left it so long to return to the broads and thank you for the welcome to the forum.
  7. Wigster1966

    Silverline Wisper

    Hi Everyone - I have just joined this forum and must say it looks great - Well laid out and lots of useful information. Having hired the Conway Bridge from Bridgecraft a couple of times and a Topliner a few years ago (interesting experience and never to be repeated). The Conway although old was when we hired it a great boat. The Bridgecraft Conway was great but have seen lots of reports saying its now a bit tatty and old. That was all around 9 years ago and we have decided its time to go back to the Broads having missed it so much. We have been looking to hire the Silver Wisper from Silverline and wondered if anyone here has any experience of this particular boat? We are a couple (Mark and Wendy) and a Boxer dog called Jasper. It looks a nice and a well appointed craft and we are particularly looking for a practical easy to handle boat. We were also looking at the Bridgecraft Forth Bridge as well but again the same reports of it being a little tired now, hence looking at the Silver Wisper. We are trying to stick to under £1500 for 2 weeks this fits in nicely. - Thank you
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