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JanetAnne

Beccles Wooden Broads Cruiser Show 8th - 11th August 2019

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they do- they are called wooden boats.

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On 22/05/2019 at 23:29, JanetAnne said:

Thursday evening will be a wine and cheese party at one of our owners pads overlooking the broad (will try not to keep you awake Peter

Worry not, his hard working auto bilge pump fails to keep me awake! 

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How many boats have actually arrived at Oulton by Thursday evening for the run up to Beccles on Friday?  Just checking to see if the weather forecast has put many off before I travel by road to Beccles on Saturday.

 

Thanks for any info

 

Wooden Top owner!

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Somebody must have some pictures to show us of the event by now or was it a wash/blow out.

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No everything went well, most of my pictures are on the camera until I get home, here's a few from my tablet PC

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"Dawn Star" looks to be a peach of a boat! Looks magnificent. A huge credit to her owners, well done indeed!

 

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There were a lot of very nice boats there.

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Well I personally took 169 photo's of the event from Thursday afternoon through to Saturday night.

But have passed all copyright over to Dave. And as he is now on holiday for the next two weeks there may be a wait.

Unless he reads this and wishes me to post a few.

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I got a few useful bits though; a nice brass cleat, two bullseye fair leads, and 4.4m of braid now gracing the Brilliant project.

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Thanks Dave for a great event. We were visitors on Saturday and Sunday and had a good time catching up with old friends, making new ones,  and enjoying these lovely boats. 

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1 hour ago, FairTmiddlin said:

Well I personally took 169 photo's of the event from Thursday afternoon through to Saturday night.

But have passed all copyright over to Dave. And as he is now on holiday for the next two weeks there may be a wait.

Unless he reads this and wishes me to post a few.

Go for it mate 

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I’ve got quite a few but I will be doing a separate thread called ‘Luna’s Log’ as this was our first major trip on her and we still have another day of cruising before home time. 

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I am interested in the references to Dawn Star.  My first visit to the Broads was September 1956 with my father when I was 8 years old and we spent a week on the Desert Star from Powles.

Is the Dawn Star the same same class?  If it is I must make sure I attend the next show if it is going to be there.

I have done a little research and found that Desert Star was being restored until a few years ago when all seems to have gone quiet, can anybody provide an update?

I currently own a boat that is moored on the southern Broads, it's a 1980s fibreglass job.

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Not at all chuffed I missed it.  Due to circumstances beyond Robins control, 'B.A' missed it too :default_sad: That's the first time 'B.A' has not attended Dave's event.  I hope it will be the last time too

Griff

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Model BA made it Griff, so BA was there in spirit.

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We also missed it, I thought it would be the engine that might let us down. The engine was perfect in the end and just needed a long cruise. We had decided not to attend and stay north and give her a good run and it's a good job we did. Judith managed to open up two seams on both the port and starboard sides just below the waterline meaning the pump was going off every 15 minutes. We returned to Martham on Friday and she was pulled out within 10 minutes of arriving and work began straight away. She was launched 30mins later. We've monitored the situation and things have improved. Martham are going back tomorrow to access if she needs to come out for more work. I suspect she will but it won't take them long to sort. We'll be around next year, gutted to have missed this year's. IMG_20190809_131038.jpeg

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7 hours ago, Katmandu said:

I am interested in the references to Dawn Star.  My first visit to the Broads was September 1956 with my father when I was 8 years old and we spent a week on the Desert Star from Powles.

Is the Dawn Star the same same class?  If it is I must make sure I attend the next show if it is going to be there.

I have done a little research and found that Desert Star was being restored until a few years ago when all seems to have gone quiet, can anybody provide an update?

I currently own a boat that is moored on the southern Broads, it's a 1980s fibreglass job.

Desert Stars restoration is currently stalled but I was assured yesterday that she would be completed and was not for sale!

Dawn Star will be back next year, Missouri Star is there every year and possibly Arctic Star who joined the cruise but was unable to attend the whole event. 

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Thank you so much Dave, Family and everyone attending - an incredible experience and such warm, interesting people - we loved it. On route to Breydon - thankfully just moored up at Burgh Castle - had a perished pipe, chucking out hot water to contend with, but with the help of fellow Beccles to Breydon crossers all was well.

Straight back to work this morning - the rat race begins for another while...

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21 hours ago, JanetAnne said:

Desert Stars restoration is currently stalled but I was assured yesterday that she would be completed and was not for sale!

Dawn Star will be back next year, Missouri Star is there every year and possibly Arctic Star who joined the cruise but was unable to attend the whole event. 

Thank you JanetAnne for the update and at least three reasons for trying to visit the next show.

I hadn't thought of buying it and you shouldn't put ideas in my head although I suspect that anybody who puts the amount of work that is necessary into that sort of restoration would never want to sell.

I notice your location is Hertfordshire, not North by any chance?

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2 hours ago, Katmandu said:

Thank you JanetAnne for the update and at least three reasons for trying to visit the next show.

I hadn't thought of buying it and you shouldn't put ideas in my head although I suspect that anybody who puts the amount of work that is necessary into that sort of restoration would never want to sell.

I notice your location is Hertfordshire, not North by any chance?

Buntingford ish      . 

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