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Coaster Hits With Hirecraft Moored At At Reedham Mystery

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If I've got this right this particular  ship had further adventurers off Colchester it caught fire and the crew abandoned ship! she had her name change to "Carme"l after she was refitted I'd have called her lucky :default_biggrin:

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I remember meeting the odd coaster on the Yare and seeing couple tied up in Norwich in the 70s, never had any worries with them the problem was Golden Galleon one speed FULL AHEAD no concern for anyone or anything else on the river 5-6ft waves caused by the wash.

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Lovley reading all these , Thank you, we were on kingfisher in the 90s, moared at reedham for the night, heard a cruiser come past during the night felt our boat lift up and drop down again , got up & checked ropes to see further down lights & torches against a larger holiday cruiser that had been crushed against the side and was sinking,  we helped the family get out before it sank, 

In the morning out dingy had sank to as been caught under foot way, 

Family from sunk boat took away by BA to boat yard, 

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I told this (true) story about 3 years ago but perhaps it's worth repeating it here.

One winter  morning in the late 50s, the Norwich Frostbite sailing club were out doing their regular Sunday morning racing. It was a bleak winter day, almost freezing, misty, and a complete flat calm. No wind at all. 

At this moment the coaster "Ellen M" came round Whitlingham bend and was faced with about 30 dinghies, all sitting in the middle of the river and all going nowhere. She slowed right down and somehow found her way gently through the fleet while everyone paddled like mad to get out of the way.

As she came abeam of the Frostbites' club house, the skipper leaned over the wing of his bridge, looked down at the race officers standing below him and said "Why don't you buggers go to church on a Sunday morning?"

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That's a cracker Vaughan!!! Thing is though, I can hear him saying that, clear as a bell!!!!!:default_biggrin:

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On 29/11/2018 at 01:27, Willow said:

Lovley reading all these , Thank you, we were on kingfisher in the 90s, moared at reedham for the night, heard a cruiser come past during the night felt our boat lift up and drop down again , got up & checked ropes to see further down lights & torches against a larger holiday cruiser that had been crushed against the side and was sinking,  we helped the family get out before it sank, 

In the morning out dingy had sank to as been caught under foot way, 

Family from sunk boat took away by BA to boat yard, 

Hi Willow, the Kingfisher you are talking about, would that be the Kingfisher from Maffett Cruisers?. If so, i hired that many times from 79 - 2003. Beautiful little boat.

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