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JohnK

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What do people do to prepare for breakdowns / running out of fuel / running into a super yacht at speed etc?

I’m assuming hirers do nothing as they’d phone the yard their boat is from.

For owners / share holders what would you do?

Already have some kind of policy?

Call the nearest yard?

Phone a friend?

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Ive been towed/saved by Southgates Horning (our home yard at the time) Boulters are good for emergencies. 

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There are quite a few yards offering recovery cover. Evening Shadow has an agreement with Boulters. 

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Weve got recovery with Boulters

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Running out of fuel.... id have to drown myself in the shame of it! 

Boulters do a service but if you keep some spares and tools onboard and are handy enough with a spanner most things can be dealt with unless you are very unlucky, regular preventative maintenance will help but a breakdown service does give piece of mind 

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Boulters do. Helped me out last year. Well happy with their service. 

Spares always a good idea even if you can't fit them yourself. However a boat lift to fix my problem was beyond the mobile engineers skills, but he made sure I got back to my mooring ok. 

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I am thinking of using the  Sutton staithe yard.
We use Sutton Staithe. Can't fault them.

Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app

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We currently use Boulters but are seriously thinking of changing to Sutton Staithe BY. 

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29 minutes ago, dnks34 said:

Running out of fuel.... id have to drown myself in the shame of it! 

Boulters do a service but if you keep some spares and tools onboard and are handy enough with a spanner most things can be dealt with unless you are very unlucky, regular preventative maintenance will help but a breakdown service does give piece of mind 

Hee hee the opening sentence sent Shriver's down my spine having done that and worse ie a certain estuary :15_yum:.

Me I look after myself re breakdown's n maintenance and others of cause I'll not see you stuck if I can help n that includes towing etc + I carry a lot of tools n spares n a good decree of knowledge too :default_biggrin:

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This has reminded me to contact Maffetts to renew our dive insurance, also I need to contact Boulters again.

Alex Frazer does some of our servicing and he is always around Brundall.

Regards

Alan

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Richardsons Marine Services at Stalham. I hear very good reports.

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We use Boulters they are very good

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Hear hear to that. Boulters are brilliant in fact now i have moved south I have to admit i will miss them.

Trev

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2 minutes ago, tjg1677 said:

Hear hear to that. Boulters are brilliant in fact now i have moved south I have to admit i will miss them.

Trev

When I enquired last year I am sure they cover the Southern Rivers.

Regards

Alan

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22 minutes ago, ranworthbreeze said:

When I enquired last year I am sure they cover the Southern Rivers.

Regards

Alan

Boulters certainly cover the southern rivers, I am sure Sutton Staithe do too. Remember they don’t have to travel everywhere by boat...........

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What sort of prices are we talking for emergency recovery vs annual cover?

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Speaking to John Cressey once I asked him that question and he indicated to me being towed off breydon may be £350 +

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2 hours ago, JennyMorgan said:

Richardsons Marine Services at Stalham. I hear very good reports.

We stopped the service this month as after we returned Moonfleet to the landlord we did not have the cover to provide an ongoing service, we still have tow boats at Acle Wroxham and Horning and will be happy to help as and when there is an issue if we can. 

We also are able to lift boats unto 15ft beam and 30 tonnes at Horning if you get  your props fowled.. 

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2 hours ago, ranworthbreeze said:

When I enquired last year I am sure they cover the Southern Rivers.

Regards

Alan

Keep up Alan. :default_biggrin:

Boulters cover the South. Used them last year down the Chet. 

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30 minutes ago, quo vadis said:

Fowled :default_blink:

The result of running over a swimming chicken.

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7 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

The result of running over a swimming chicken.

Best not mention swimming :default_coat:

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