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  1. Hi all reading all your quotes about norfolk boat jumble, when we were looking for bits & pieces we want to Newark & hull they were both the same hull was in a farmer's field & pick your way around the cow pats, We got the impression they thought we didn't know anything about boats, & prices very steep ,
  2. Lovley reading all these , Thank you, we were on kingfisher in the 90s, moared at reedham for the night, heard a cruiser come past during the night felt our boat lift up and drop down again , got up & checked ropes to see further down lights & torches against a larger holiday cruiser that had been crushed against the side and was sinking, we helped the family get out before it sank, In the morning out dingy had sank to as been caught under foot way, Family from sunk boat took away by BA to boat yard,
  3. Hi all agree with you about bigger boats for sale in near future, families buying them not realising when spent lots of hard earned Money, kids get board leave home, mum & dad getting older left with a big boat not able to get on & off ,to moor up with out help & can't go under bridges, all the extra money every year that comes with ownership, I wish boat companies would take into acc2the area their in when building boats , their now getting some lower Bruges to get under briges but the downside is longer boats ,less moorings for others
  4. Hi all love this topic of northern broads, not getting through the bridge , Hire a martham boat , they don't have a problem with any of their boats getting through bridge, Better still have a week on top side of the bridge and enjoy the quiet no hassle moorings,lwildlife in abundace, wide waterways, walks and lots to see,
  5. We have the same issues up here , councils let new estates be built with no extra schools Dr surgery, etc, being built on green field sites, when planning given for affordable & social housing included but when starred they go back to council & say costs gone up and can't afford both social & affordable housing so reduce amount built or do away with them , pushing local young families & youngsters away from their home area's, sorry to be on soap box
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    Acle Bridge Inn

    Loved the reviewson different pubs & restaurants , we've been to some off them & keep coming back to Acle bridge, yes it does get busy, sometimes you have to wait for a table, But always the staff are polite friendly helpful, foods always been good prices spot on, We don't expect posh nosh in a pub if you want that go to an expensive restaurant, and dress up,
  7. Hi all love this topic of northern broads, not getting through the bridge , Higher a martham boat , they don't have a problem with any of their boats getting through bridge, Better still have a week on top side of the bridge and enjoy the quiet no hassle moorings,lwildlife in abundace, wide waterways, walks and lots to see,
  8. Lovely boat, agree with comment of looking at reeds, nice to be higher up, Keep us informed of your trips & adventures as enjoy reading them ,
  9. Hi & welcome to a very friendly knowledgeable site, we like you thought long & hard about buying as live over 4 hours away and still work , we took the plunge and bought a boat great for the start , then the bills started , after 4 years of repairing and moaring fees going up winter storage, insurance etc, we sold her, Bit off advice from us get your figures together first, moorings insurance, winters storage if your not going to use her ,broads tolls, ( spares) repairing money how much your willing to spend each year to keep it in good condition, As a boat needs constant work, Sorry for being negative, we spoke to lots of people's before we bought but no one told us about costings, Good luck enjoy
  10. Hi have enjoyed looking at old boats thank you all for bringing back good memories, Martham boats have traditional wooden crusier & yachts, lovley to sale, Sorry to go off theme, Starlings at summerlyton every evening just be for dusk near mill , We've seen them at different times of year ,just had a week down their watched them every evening along the reedbeds ,only us their, be patient & take a torch well worth the wait,
  11. Hi all good news project yacht, is now sold, Thank you for your help,
  12. Thank you for tip, Hope these are ok
  13. Hi I don't know if this is allowed, but we have a project yacht 20ft, wood all done on bottom, in storage, on northern broards, any reasonable offer for her, no time wasters, as been messed about previously, all masts still on just needs finishing off, Thank you
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    Houseboats.

    Their is some newer type houseboat at the topend near stalham, near to the pub at Dilham, they used to be the old type but have been refurbished, very nice now, You can hire a day boat with it,
  15. Hi all, I've read all your posts, I'm new to this forum to, We have our own boat currently out being refitted, ( very expensive ) so we're hirering at the moment to keep our hand in , I agree with some that hire craft users sail to fast don t take into consideration the tide or wind when moaring we think that's due to the company not explaining it properly when taking them out on rest drive , New sailors can't take it in in 10 mins when their tired from a long drive with family argueing in the back ,waiting around the yard,unloading the card into boat, not been on river before, We've watched them just stood at side of hire craft worker out of yard this long boat down the river he turns it round you take it back he turns it round them your on your own !!! Full boar down the river So please give guidance if possibly (wanted)help them tie up that way your viat won't get damaged, And everyone has a good time And people want to come back instead of coming home thinking their grumpy private boat owner's don't want to have anythingto do with hirers, We're all here because of the broads,
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