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    Hiring First Time

    Hi Vannesan, Thankyou for your welcome and reply. This time round, I'll probab;y stick to the Northern Broads and try the Southern Broads on a longer trip later in the year. Sorry, I didn't answer your previous question. I first moored in Ropes Hill Dyke in Horning for some years, then further along the river near The New Inn. Taking all the advice on board and searching around, it seems Bridgecraft either do not hire out in March when I would like to go or do not have availability, but the boxes are ticking for Barnes Brinkcraft. Thankyou and everyone who contributed with helpful suggestions. .
  2. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Hi Vannesan, Thankyou for your welcome and reply. This time round, I'll probab;y stick to the Northern Broads and try the Southern Broads on a longer trip later in the year...
  3. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Hi David H, Sounds promising, thankyou...
  4. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Thanks Speed triple for your reply....
  5. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Thanks Jean and Hi, I will check it out....
  6. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Hi Alan, (Ranworth Breeze) Thank you .
  7. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Thanks Graham 47, I'll look them up....
  8. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Yes Grendell, Know what you say. I was used to one level, wide decks, open plan with helm to the front and doors both ends, so different thinking needs to get in gear for different boats , as you say.
  9. Red

    Hiring First Time

    Hello Grendel, Thanks for responding. I've not sailed a wooden boat. Mine was an Alpha 32, single gear, with stern propeller. (dont know the tech term !)( bath tub ?) I am back and forth to Norfolk so may go have a look. Thankyou
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    Hiring First Time

    Hi, Thanks for responding. I had a broads motor cruiser, and can understand why some yards wont accomodate. I am hopeful of a yard that would tho!
  11. Hello, A former lady sailor, I owned a 32ft cruiser a few years back and sailed mostly alone unless family or grandchildren visited. I still cant keep away and Captain's Blog is a favourite on utube! I want to 'test the water' again so am looking to hire a small cruiser to sail solo on the Northern Broads during March or April at a good price. I see Herbert Woods have discounts at present on some boats; Dawn of Light, Evening Light, Malvern Light, Evesham Light and Shimmering Light, but I've no idea if these would be a good or best option for a mature solo sailor. Also, it would be handy to know what other people find useful to take on hire boats in addition to what is provided. As for the boat, I would need a heating system, a bow thruster, a sandweight winch and good maneuverability. I write, so WIFI would be handy but not if it sends the price sky high. Does anyone have local knowledge or user info to help me find the right boat and boat yard at a good price on the Northern Broads? Many thanks.
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