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andyg

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hi guys, looking for some info on a boat yard that used to be at womack. we think they stoped hiring back in the early 80s late 70s, they were about half way down the staithe.used to be a house on the site of the yard i think, any info or pic would be great. thanks in advance.

andy

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hi w44nty,no it wasnt hunters yard wich is much further up the dyke. thanks anyway. dan i think your right .. god where does your knoledge end?? my dad(who is no longer with us) my brother and me had a trip in late october from this yard im sure the boat name was sir tristain, god it was cold that week. im sure they were a blakes yard. the boat as far as i can remember was a wooden boat. any other pics would be great, thanks again

andy

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Dan

You must enter Mastermind,your Specialist Subject being "Boats of the Norfolk Broads",you will be untouchable,but do not ask Daytona Bill for any General Knowledge tips.

You will Sail through it Excuse the pun!!!

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C

I'm sure the boat name was sir tristain

Andy, It was probably Sir Tristram

Craig's boat database has some details that might help you:

There were apparently two Sir Tristrams A874 (1976 - 1978) and W661 (1978 - 1985 /87)

He has a photo of the later one but taken under previous ownership in 1966.

http://www.horning.org.uk/boatsearch.php?page=search&search=yes&RegNo=7694&href=3&current=no

and a photo of a similar craft (apparenty taken from a Hoseasons' brochure) of the earlier one.

He refers to the boatyard as "Womack Cruisers" and the entry for Sir Percivale in the Blakes Holiday Boating brochure of 1980 appears in that Postcards site.

(reference is in the Thurne page but north of Potter Heigham, as the author came across a photo of her (under her earlier name of Commando) taken upstream of Potter bridge. )

It shows that they were trading under the name of Womack Cruisers in 1980, (all their boats were Sir somebody)

and this seems to be a different organisation than Womack Boats (Have we actually caught Dan giving misinformation?)

Martin

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hi w44nty,no it wasnt hunters yard wich is much further up the dyke. thanks anyway. dan i think your right .. god where does your knoledge end?? my dad(who is no longer with us) my brother and me had a trip in late october from this yard im sure the boat name was sir tristain, god it was cold that week. im sure they were a blakes yard. the boat as far as i can remember was a wooden boat. any other pics would be great, thanks again

andy

Definately sounds like Womack boats as all their boats had names of knights of the round table, or so i believe?. But i thought they were at Ludham bridge on the river Ant. I know Ludham marine were based at the top end of Womack staithe since the 70s. Regards ................. Neil.

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Hi

The postcard is of Womack Boats which was situated a little way down from the Staithe ... this is an advert for them from 1974:

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Coincidently, W661 (the second Sir Tristram) began life as Classic Safari which was part of Hamptons fleet at Oulton Broad and was the boat which my brother-in-law hired for his Broads holiday in 1966.

Carol

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