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140153

1970's Boatyards

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11 hours ago, Helian said:

I can't see anyone mentioning R&C Bondon at South Walsham.

Whilst I didnt' hire from them, Ray build my fathers' boat (an Elysian - Norfolk Spitfire - still on the Broads) in about 1971.

I hired a Hampton (can't remember its name) solo from Royalls in the early 1980s

1975 got friendly with a family on Beaune a varnished forward steer woody from Bondons. I think a couple of years later they brought out the new Sancerre range, quite advanced for the time

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2 hours ago, 140153 said:


Yes there were 3 Escorts I think with grey tops and a Consort - the orange top one.


Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app

I could be wrong, it was a long time ago but think it was orange.

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Hi, 

Currently on the Fens, loads of Broads boats around including atleast 6 Bondons Sancerres seen so far including 4 at St Neots alone. Plenty of Sheerlines, a new Starlight 24 apparently bought from a boat show, masses of Broom/Ocean 30's . Horizon 35 and old Broads boats Inc what looked like a Brinks 35 footer  Bourne 35

Sorry off topic but I have never seen so many Sancerres in one place.

Neil

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11 minutes ago, Captain said:

Sorry off topic but I have never seen so many Sancerres in one place

I always liked the look of the Sancerres but never hired one. I know there is one moored at Thurne (or used to be) but they do seem to have largely disappeared from the Broads. To the fens clearly!

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Indeed, great looking boats particularly as they are upto 42 years old. What was the first boat I saw after typing the above at Holywell another Sancerre on the Goba mooring!

Neil

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