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Blakes Catalogue 1968

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One of the many tasks I wanted to complete over my 'Closed' period was to tidy out our 'Glory Hole' otherwise known as the under-stairs cupboard.  All manner of stuff gets shoved to the back and on top of each other.  So, yesterday the lot came out and I do mean the lot.  Hoovered then wiped down / polished (It's fully wall and floor tiled as you would expect)  Amongst lots of stuff that got sorted and chucked out was a cardboard box and inside it was a Blakes 1968 catalogue.  Well chuffed.  I do have a 1966 catalogue but didn't know we had a 68 issue.

Anyroadup on page 70, there is the photo of Star Supreme (3) class

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Great find Griff,those pictures bring back so many wonderful memories !In particular when i was a young boy my dad took me to the boat show at earls court to view the latest boat from Herbert Woods called Silver Light, a sliding centre cockpit 5 berth all new woodie,he hired it , boy we thought we were the bees knees cruising the Broads in the one of the newest boats. Regards Kevin:default_biggrin:

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Just a thought Griff, you wouldn't happen to have Lady Ursula from Sanderson marine in that catalogue, would you?

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Ah Griff many thanks for that! You have made me very happy seeing that picture after many many years.Kevin

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Interesting that Griff's photo from 1968 shows 5 boats in the class but mine from 1970 shows only 2. There was a deep recession on the Broads at that time and a lot of yards were selling boats from their fleets. Jenners bought about 150 boats secondhand in 1966 and 67 but I don't think they bought any Sanderson boats.

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Thanks, Griff and Vaughan for that information, We hired Lady Ursula in the early 70s, I note there Our five lady class I always assumed there was only three, so I find this very interesting never realised that Sanderson's had built that many, again many thanks.

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A more up to date piccy taken at the 2018 Beccles Wooden Boat Show

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2 hours ago, Vaughan said:

Interesting that Griff's photo from 1968 shows 5 boats in the class but mine from 1970 shows only 2. There was a deep recession on the Broads at that time and a lot of yards were selling boats from their fleets. Jenners bought about 150 boats secondhand in 1966 and 67 but I don't think they bought any Sanderson boats.

I started hiring with Sandersons in 1973 and they had four new Sanderlings at that time. I wonder if they were just replacing the "Lady'" class at that time. 

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I started hiring with Sandersons in 1973 and they had four new Sanderlings at that time. I wonder if they were just replacing the "Lady'" class at that time. 
I remember seeing one of the sanderlings but lady Ursula was the cheapest they had and we'd only just got married, and I remember they'd forgotten to empty the holding tank so the boat was nose heavy and difficult to steer so after the first day we had to have her pumped out, other than that we had a great holiday ,somewhere I've got a picture of us on the boat if I can find it I'll post it on here.

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Okay found the pictures, I think it was August 1974 I remember the boat had a Morris Petrol engine including Morris 8 starting handle which was definitely needed as the batteriesIMG_20190103_0001.thumb.jpg.f8097a74c1790b53be48237e698adb23.jpg weren't that great.

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