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  1. There's a share now available for £2000 according to the BCBM website http://www.bcbm.co.uk/boats/broads-cruisers.html The annual budget figures published date from 2015-16 - are these still at similar level?
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    Now And Then

    Vaughan, great piece, I always enjoy reading your postings about times past.
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    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    Glad to see it's not just me who loves the buzz of the North Broads in summer.
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    Norfolk Short Break

    I think Whispering Reeds is a great place to hire a day boat and we had a lovely 4 hours on Bittern 2 years ago. The electric boat sounds worth having though.
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    A Summer's Tale

    I must admit the proximity of the factory has always put me off and so its one of the rare places where I've never stopped. You've encouraged me to give it a try though.
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    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    Me too, video is great and superb skill demonstrated.
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    The Good Old Days

    I enjoyed reading your tale, John, thanks for sharing. My first visit to the Broads as a child was some 17 years after your first and it's always good to read about earlier times. I was aware of the Clifford Allen boatyard and I always think of it when I cruise past its one time location.
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    Western Light 1 - The Review

    I'm looking forward to your review, Robin. I've always liked the saloon and galley areas on the Connoisseur, particularly on the C40/46. The design was new in the early 1990s but was years ahead of its time, just as the original designs were in the late 1970s. My only gripe is with the side entrance, not so much that it's on the side but that the canopy blocks it when you slide it back. Your only exit then is via the steps in the saloon which is less than ideal, particularly on a stern mooring. When we hired Tropic Horizon (old style 37), the saloon steps were well forward, hence to exit on a stern mooring with the canopy open, you had to walk back along the side deck for a few feet with nothing to hold on to.
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    Thanks Tbmc

    What's TBMC and where exactly is it?
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    A Summer's Tale

    Great photos indeed Jay, looking forward to the rest of your tale. Are you going to go north this time?
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    Reedham Ferry

    Yep, I wait until docked otherwise its a lottery as to what the position of the chains might be.
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    Reedham Ferry

    I agree 'we all' don't. I don't who 'we' are but don't include me in that. Facebook can do many positive things, you just have to accept it will attract unmoderated nonsense and a whole bunch of stuff you're not interested in - the 'I'm having an ice cream at Loddon' thing, as has been said. If you sift through all the chaff to get to the wheat there's good stuff, both Broads-related on NBN (I'm not bothered about the other groups) and other things.
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    Expectations From A Mooring?

    Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Ranworth, even in the season and I'll stern moor anywhere, I just don't like being jammed in at night.
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    Expectations From A Mooring?

    I'm with you on that one. I'm cautious about mooring stern on for the night (generally prefer Ranworth as a day time stop) because I prefer to have some breathing space. I like mooring near pubs but prefer to be a walk away (e. g. upstream of Acle Bridge) rather than be right outside the pub.
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    Mayfair From Maycraft

    Thanks for the advice, all. Yes Ive seen the boat out a few times, pre-2001 Hoseasons sticker included. The parking thing is a disadvantage but hire charges look like a bargain.

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