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  1. It has taken us longer than anticipated to get it ready to put on brokerage. It was due to go on brokerage next week. First person to view it has left us with a deposit and a very good offer.
  2. That's a fair comment where signal is poor but I can't think of a single place on the Broads where you can't get a decent signal.
  3. We are spoiled with that. We get the cuckoos and owls at home and have spent many an hour on the boat at Fiskerton Fen on the Witham watching the barn owls hunting.
  4. Seems a lot of boat for the money but it does want a complete refit which won't come cheap. 43hp should be fine for the boat provided it is geared and propped appropriately. It is never going to be a racing machine!
  5. Same here. We have hired several times from Barnes and the boats have always been ready early. Earliest we picked up was midday.
  6. We never mind if we are moored side or stern on, but then we are used to rafting up in coastal harbours and ports so are used to having close neighbours.
  7. We hired our first dual steer boat, Swan Ranger last year and it was well worth the extra planning to get under the bridges. The views are amazing. Depending on the time of year you are hiring it can be a bit nippy up top though. We hired in October and it was a bit cold a few days for driving up top. We have hired a dual steer in Belgium this year just before Easter. Hopefully the weather improves before then!!
  8. We have never had a problem mooring at either Barnes Brinkcraft or NBD when stopping in Wroxham. Unless the water levels are unusually high you should get under Ludham Bridge with an air draft of 8'6". As you say Richardsons have plenty of taller boats nowadays.
  9. That's a difficult question as there are so many good moorings. On the North it would probably be St Bennetts on a warm summers day watching the sun go down with a tipple to hand. On the South we really liked the Commisioners Cut with great walks for the dog and a good curry house just down the road. But there are many other places we love to moor such as Coltishall, Stalham Staithe, How Hill, Stokesby, Loddon, Reedham, Norwich, well pretty much everywhere. I think it would have been easier to ask for our least favourite mooring.
  10. We have seen Cranes on the stretch from Stokesby to Yarmouth in the side ponds. Magnificent birds.
  11. You can expect this rubbish weather every weekend in February. Naughty-Cal is booked to go back in the water and onto the sales pontoon for the beginning of March and we only have outside jobs like polishing left to tackle
  12. Cal

    Stalham Staithe

    We must have been doubly lucky last time we went with friends as we got both boats on there!! We had great weather that year as well for the two weeks holiday.
  13. Cal

    Stalham Staithe

    We have got on there every time we have taken our own boat! Could have squeezed on in October when we had the hire boat but decided to stay in the boat yard for our last night instead.
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