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  1. Thanks! I wish I could keep editing my original post to add these details. Feel free to amend if you feel so inclined :)
  2. Indeed the correct link should be http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Style_Details&style=Af38C but I can’t edit the post :(
  3. Hi everyone! I am looking for anything technical or historical regarding this particular model: http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Style_Details&style=Af38C 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! Technical: Material (hull and superstructure): GRP Length: 38ft Beam: 12ft Airdraft (canopy lowered): 7ft Engine: BMC 1.5 or 2.52 Gearbox: Borg-Warner Velvet Drive Historical: 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...
  4. Hey there, I'm sorry I just saw your messages. Feel free to contact me directly if you're still looking for info. The AF 38 is an amazing boat, though it can be too chunky for some areas as was already said. There is another one in London which is for sale I believe, I can't vouch for its condition as it's been left unattended for a while. I have the details of the owner if you're keen.
  5. I did notice as well, having done some repairs I’ve noticed that there are different screw hole patterns under our current rails which seem to indicate that they have been changed. I guess the wood didn’t stand the test of time! We have never been that far north so it must have been someone else. I have seen anotther Aquafibre 38 just like ours headed north on the Lee. I don’t think it is lived on though. Our survey concurs :) Thanks to everyone for the interest and the interesting facts and pictures!!!
  6. Oh this is amazing!!! Thank you so much :) So is it you the kid on the picture? It definitely is the right model with the front bench. Our Broads reg is F867. They don’t change so they? Thank you again for fishing this out for us :D
  7. Hi everyone! My girlfriend and I are the lucky owners of a 1972 Aquafibre 38 that we’ve moved to London and are converting into a houseboat. Currently named Apollo it has gone through a few name changes and has been a rental for most of its life according to broads.org.uk, starting as Gleaming Light 2 at Herbert Woods. http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Boat_Details&BoatId=3704&BoatHistory=49462 I’ve emailed HW to ask if they had any vintage doc but no cigar so far. I also checked a couple of other threads here as well as broadlandboats.co.uk. I was wondering if anyone around here had 70’s pictures / brochure featuring our baby. Would be lovely to see her in her prime ! Thank you for reading!
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