I am looking for anything technical or historical regarding this particular model:
I have been living aboard one for about 3 years now. I love this boat and I would love to find original design drawings or information regarding the type of epoxy, type of core, mechanical infos, etc. Anything really that can help me be a better owner :) I am aware that there is a sub-forum dedicated to technical stuff but I am also interested in historical photos and stories so I posted this thread in general discussion. I'm happy for it to be moved to the sub-forum if the moderators think it's better.
It would be amazing if this kind of thread became an archetype so all the infos regarding a particular craft were centralised in a post named after the style and years of production according to the wonderful broads.org.uk (with a very warm thought to Craig Slawson and his family).
Anyway, here is what I know, (in part thanks to some of you!) hopefully someone has things to add!
Material (hull and superstructure): GRP
Airdraft (canopy lowered): 7ft
Engine: BMC 1.5 or 2.52
Gearbox: Borg-Warner Velvet Drive
Also known as: Broom Seafarer
Produced from 1972 to 1990
Boatyards: Herbert Woods, Richardsons, Broom, Southgates, Heart Cruisers
Family photo from the 70's on this model : https://forum.norfolkbroadsnetwork.com/topic/16482-looking-for-vintage-brochure-pictures/?do=findComment&comment=281139
Brochure as Gleaming Light (Herbert Woods): https://forum.norfolkbroadsnetwork.com/topic/16482-looking-for-vintage-brochure-pictures/?do=findComment&comment=281156
Brochure as Dawning Light (Herbert Woods): https://forum.norfolkbroadsnetwork.com/topic/16482-looking-for-vintage-brochure-pictures/?do=findComment&comment=281159
Big thanks to Broads.org.uk, NBYCo2124, Turnoar, Captain, Vaughan, Broads01, Seagypsy, Davydine and Malanka for the info so far.
I'll update this post as more comes in...