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hi, finally managed to buy the boat my wife fell in love with, at last we are back on the water, lovely mooring at Acle all sorted, thanks to everyone who's advice i duly ignored, thanks anyway.

its 32 feet long 12'3" wide single volvo penta diesel (2.0 litre austin montego engine) or perkins prima.

we love it!!

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Congratulations! Very nice looking boat :91_thumbsup:

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Congratulations lovely looking boat . Enjoy your time on the rivers

Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app

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Blimey I wouldn't have bought one of those!!!!!!

Sorry been to a funeral and drunk, couldn't resist.....

Enjoy and ignore me!

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Volvo Penta or Perkins?.  Whatever it says on the covers, you can bet your engine base is used by several different companies. We had a new engine in Lightning 2 years ago, which replaced our old Perkins unit. The Volvo we replaced it with has the same block as the Perkins, so no need to mess around with changing engine mounts etc. I`ve seen numerous examples of engines from different, and sometimes big name manufacturers that are exactly the same as others. 

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Cracking piece of tupperware you have got yersens there. Very Swish - Enjoy

Griff

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Congratulations great looking boat

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Looks very nice indeed.

Will be sure to say hello as we are at Acle Marina as well.

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On ‎25‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 11:27, mdblackburn said:

 thanks to everyone who's advice i duly ignored, thanks anyway.

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Do I sense an air of arrogance!!!

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15 minutes ago, grendel said:

you're just jealous kaptinkev

Definitely not, the air draft is too high and if I owned a boat, I would not post pictures. Having been on here for a while you get to know the ones that really love the broads and can only afford to hire a boat. But then you get the ones that just come here to brag to being able to own a boat! They are few and far between, but they are here. :default_icon_rolleyes:  

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nothing wrong with being proud of your boat, but it takes all sorts to make this world spin, we like seeing pictures of boats.

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2 minutes ago, grendel said:

nothing wrong with being proud of your boat, but it takes all sorts to make this world spin, we like seeing pictures of boats.

You have a lot to learn about human nature my young Padawan!

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51 minutes ago, KaptinKev said:

Having been on here for a while you get to know the ones that really love the broads and can only afford to hire a boat. But then you get the ones that just come here to brag to being able to own a boat! 

Strange statement.

Owning a boat on the Broads is a big financial commitment,  all year.  This shows a "love" of the area as much as hiring.

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1 hour ago, KaptinKev said:

Definitely not, the air draft is too high and if I owned a boat, I would not post pictures. Having been on here for a while you get to know the ones that really love the broads and can only afford to hire a boat. But then you get the ones that just come here to brag to being able to own a boat! They are few and far between, but they are here. :default_icon_rolleyes:  

At least it will go further than Brundall to Reedham once a year 

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6 minutes ago, psychicsurveyor said:

Strange statement.

Owning a boat on the Broads is a big financial commitment,  all year.  This shows a "love" of the area as much as hiring.

Unfortunately you are strangely missing the point.

Never mind, potato, potarto!

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1 hour ago, KaptinKev said:

Definitely not, the air draft is too high and if I owned a boat, I would not post pictures. Having been on here for a while you get to know the ones that really love the broads and can only afford to hire a boat. But then you get the ones that just come here to brag to being able to own a boat! They are few and far between, but they are here. :default_icon_rolleyes:  

I said earlier air draft was high but every body to their own. I started hiring 70s 80s had three different boats of my own for 30yrs sold it 2yrs ago came back to the Broads hiring 4wks holiday this year on 3 different boats I like change could buy into syndicate but doesn't appeal. If I had my own I probably would post a photo and if anyone wanted to criticise so be it as I said earlier everyone to their own

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18 minutes ago, KaptinKev said:

Unfortunately you are strangely missing the point. 

Never mind, potato, potarto.

Far too deep and meaningful for me Grasshopper. :default_smiley-angelic002:

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1 hour ago, KaptinKev said:

Definitely not, the air draft is too high and if I owned a boat, I would not post pictures. Having been on here for a while you get to know the ones that really love the broads and can only afford to hire a boat. But then you get the ones that just come here to brag to being able to own a boat! They are few and far between, but they are here. :default_icon_rolleyes:  

Not sure why owning or hiring a boat makes you any more or less a lover of the Broads?

I for one enjoy seeing members pictures on here, either their own boat or ones they are hiring. 

Does seem a bit of a shame to dampen the mood of this thread. Obviously the OP and his wife are very happy with their new boat and I for one wish them many happy hours on board and enjoying the Broads.

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