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  1. MBA Marine

    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    very little parking in Thorpe St Andrew at the moment. You can park at the Freedom yard and take the boat from there or walk round to us, there is also a very regular bus service in and out of the city inlcuding from park and ride, the bus stop is at River Green.
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    Someones Been A Busy Barnabee!

    Hi peoples, how's things? life has been busy and i have not kept up with forum life. Summer came and went, Autumn is here and the end of the season is nigh, well what can i say? We started something new in a place that people dont instantly think to go for a day boat, we used boats that were new to the broads, Promotion was lacking and the day to day running was mostley done by a guy who had never worked full time on a hire fleet. We've had customers, we've had local support, kind words and some lovely reviews. I personally could not have asked for more from this year, i'm pretty sure we have laid a solid foundation going forward. This seed may have been planted by myself and i nurtured it a lot as it sprouted, but this has been a team effort and many have played their part, I thank them all (I'm sure Andy does too). A last note to those who have not yet come down to River Green for a little jaunt out in one of our boats, you have until the end of the Autumn half term otherwise you will have to wait until next season starts.
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    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.
  8. MBA Marine

    Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Nice to see you's pass Freedoms yard today.
  9. 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.
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    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.
  15. 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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