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About MBA Marine

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  • Birthday 21/04/1981

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  1. MBA Marine

    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Thanks Colin, please do come down you and Ruth always welcome over. Not easily in view for you but as I have asked all Islanders please keep an eye on the boats when im not around. We did have one issue a couple of nights ago with a couple of males ****ing around with the boats, thankfully the good people of the Island set too moving them off the boats and on their way. I cant say how much it means to me that you guys over there are looking after what I put so many man hours into.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    With very little promo and currently no promotional material the first few days have been quite promising, in truth the Town council have done more to promote than we have, they did all the press release stuff and I think the future radio plug was from them as it wasnt me and Andy has been on holiday the last 6 days. There is more to come and we can do better but right now we are off to a good start and feedback from hirers has been positive, the run into Norwich is a great selling point, I love it and people are loving it too. We need more livery on the tops of the boats, currently just some spots but that does not tell people what they are and where they come from, people have been getting asked as they pootle through Norwich where the boats come from and if they're for hire.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Should add, no need to wait to after high season, the river traffic is always minimal up our end of the Yare.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Thank you guys, 2 years in the making and we are finally up and running, all be it a very humble beginning, Life has been so busy the last year or so with much stress, I am loving my new summer roll. Please come down to river green and say hello, we will be there all summer everyday then reduced hours after the hols. If anyone has not been all the way up past Bishops bridge then i can't recommend it highly enough, Stunning.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    We let you go past the yacht station, right up to New mills, make the Ribs of beef a stop.
  6. MBA Marine

    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Nice to see you's pass Freedoms yard today.
  7. The new hull was put on transport for Lowestoft college today, and yes it will have electric drive propulsion.
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    Night Navigation.

    Good moonlight is far better than a poor localised light, Mrs A and I walked back home from a pub last weekend, was about 1.5miles of quiet Norfolk lanes, and around 11pm, Mrs A gets her all swinging fancy pants fruit based gadget phone out to 'light the way' brilliant all I can see is 2m in front of me and everything else is dark, I suggests she turns the extension to her hand off and let her eyes adjust and open her ears to listen out for any traffic that might approach (non did), after about 20 seconds we could see up the road and across the fields. Still does not change the fact that hirers are not permitted to cruise after dark regardless of their vision or lack of.
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    Stuart Weed Filter

    Anyone starting a collection? I have a stuart no.2.
  10. MBA Marine

    River Yare In Norwich

    http://www.pubandpaddle.com/ If you fancy using those arms.
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    River Yare In Norwich

    I was talking with a gentleman manning the yacht station last week, about our new dayboat offerings and that I had hoped to encourage more people to head Norwich way and with our boats being or low air draft and fairly shallow below the water they could explore up to the Ribs, the idea was welcomed.
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    Pumpout Adaptor

    Aquafax, they might not have it in stock but will get it.
  13. MBA Marine

    Wanted.aquafibre 38

    Certainly was Peachment did the engine, the upholstery was also very expensive, my bit of cause was great value . A classic case of spending £25k on top of over paying in the first place add the two sums together for the current value, yes? sadly not, the price will creep down to a more realistic value and the owner take a (big) hit or the boat will go back to sitting dormant in his dock.
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    Wanted.aquafibre 38

    She is beautiful, some of my finest work in there, its a bit sad to see it up for sale. The owner bought as Price of Moonlight direct from Herbert Woods and spent a fortune on the refit work, did not like the old BMC so had a new Nanni fitted with more HP then never really used the boat, I never saw it out of his doc!
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    Hourly Labour Rate

    Rules on advertising do not allow me to directly do that, nor could I cope with a large influx of enquiries, but i am not hard to find should people wish. I would also point out there are other people out there not charging the earth, Toby Cox in Stalham would be my first recommendation. There are limitations on where I can work, although the high level insurance gains entrance to most marina's there are some that simply do not allow contractors on, and depending on where the boat is and there is willingness to move it or not, depends on if I can be competitive with lifts and antifoul and the likes, some places I cannot compete with in this area, Sabeena for one beat me by a long way for antifoul in the Wroxham area and I do send people to them for this (just be wary of them upselling on other services).
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