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So who pays for all that, I wonder?

And what happens next?

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1 hour ago, Vaughan said:

So who pays for all that, I wonder?

And what happens next?

Well in my mind it all falls to the new owner , BA were only about for escort duty ie safety nothing else , even the rangers wages etc should fall to the new owner but that remains to be seen I suppose .

The vessel cost basically fell like a rock off a cliff the last figure I heard was 10k and that a long time ago so could have been much cheaper than that , factoring in the fact that it's largely believed this is going to become a house boat , as long as the hull is sound it seams an utter bargain given its potential . 

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15 minutes ago, D46 said:

as long as the hull is sound it seams an utter bargain given its potential . 

Obviously all subject to survey but if she needs slipping or dry-docking then she could be very expensive. It was thought by some that she was so far gone that it was dangerous to move her. I dread to think that she'll be abandoned.

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19 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

Obviously all subject to survey but if she needs slipping or dry-docking then she could be very expensive. It was thought by some that she was so far gone that it was dangerous to move her. I dread to think that she'll be abandoned.

Absolutely agree , TBH it should have been surveyed before moving , I do know that the sea scouts vessel was surveyed regularly for insurance and was found to be lacking hence one if the reasons she was sold off , she was steel where as vagabond I believe is an iron hull , not totally sure but I think the fair better than steel hulls , either way only a fool would move it after being there for long with no maintainace without extensively checking the integrity of the hull .

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1 hour ago, D46 said:

factoring in the fact that it's largely believed this is going to become a house boat ,

But surely, the BA have pronounced themselves against houseboats, on the Broads?

"Thou shalt not live aboard".

So is this one now to be an exception ; that "proves the rule"?

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16 minutes ago, Vaughan said:

But surely, the BA have pronounced themselves against houseboats, on the Broads?

"Thou shalt not live aboard".

So is this one now to be an exception ; that "proves the rule"?

No not really I hardly think it's the first liveaboard there are loads of them lots in Marina's n not just WRC .

TBH I think they need a rethink at BA regarding living afloat it's actually very sensable IMHO .

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5 minutes ago, floydraser said:

It's a Dutch barge - just add a gallon of petrol and a match - that'll sort it! :default_hiding:

Subject to it's metal hull and superstructure being able to burn , obviously it will eventually but one's gonna need a lot more than a gallon of petrol , besides is 70 yrs old not exactly how to treat a pensioner really :default_eusa_naughty:.

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2 minutes ago, D46 said:

besides is 70 yrs old not exactly how to treat a pensioner really :default_eusa_naughty:.

home isolation for 3 months?

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23 minutes ago, D46 said:

No not really I hardly think it's the first liveaboard there are loads of them lots in Marina's n not just WRC .

TBH I think they need a rethink at BA regarding living afloat it's actually very sensable IMHO .

BA are Consulting on Living Aboard right now (See their FB page) https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/planning/planning-policies?fbclid=IwAR2HNByqYTmpzg8a3JCP708P8scvNoTZi_bMI5bnhMZwezk6HyNuzrgxX5U

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1 hour ago, Bytheriver said:

Unfortunately they seem to have totally forgotten that not all live in a Marina , now while most of those that don't play by the rules especially on BA moorings which if tolled they are entitled to use some regrettably don't , they cause huge problems not only for those following the rules but other boater's too , worse still is the element of boater's that can't see the difference and assume that all those that live afloat are the same .

To me BA have missed an opportunity here but that's just a personal opinion , I'll expect on mass comments saying that all boats have to have a home mooring which is completely untrue but hey all opinions are accepted in a fair and reasonable world .

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Hopefully if it is to become a liverboard it will find a residential mooring, It could cause havoc bouncing back and forwards between 24 hour moorings :default_biggrin:

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27 minutes ago, psychicsurveyor said:

Hopefully if it is to become a liverboard it will find a residential mooring, It could cause havoc bouncing back and forwards between 24 hour moorings :default_biggrin:

There are vessels bigger than that using BA moorings now and again , besides there are no restrictions on vessels mooring on a BA mooring size wise , all that's required is enough room .

As for a residential mooring I really can't see that at WRC , then again there's one just as big there , to me the obvious thing is the lack of ability to moor stern on .

If it's sound then I would make a brilliant liveaboard vessel with masses of room .

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If irs going up the Bure ? Then maybe it will end up at Acle as the new Visitor Centre:default_rolleyes: 

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9 minutes ago, Boaters said:

If irs going up the Bure ? Then maybe it will end up at Acle as the new Visitor Centre:default_rolleyes: 

Said in jest I know but tbh would be a fitting solution for the barge and JM’s aspirations 

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24 minutes ago, CambridgeCabby said:

Said in jest I know but tbh would be a fitting solution for the barge and JM’s aspirations 

But how many 24hr moorings would we lose?

Perhaps she could be club house for a sailing club? 

Whatever, she will require a lot of mooring space, and possibly a lot of re-plating!

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52 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

But how many 24hr moorings would we lose?

Perhaps she could be club house for a sailing club? 

Whatever, she will require a lot of mooring space, and possibly a lot of re-plating!

None if she were moored adjacent to the tea room moorings 

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20 hours ago, Vaughan said:

So who pays for all that, I wonder?

And what happens next?

All of the time spent by our staff involved in the escort was paid for by the owner.

I gather the move went well and she's now in the temporary location whilst works are undertaken by contractors.

Tom

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I doubt it will be long before it off down the River , half the superstructure was removed on Monday and the rear half is not putting up a protest either , add to that the tugs have remained on site then I'm fairly sure it will be moving soon .

Now hopefully the authority will keep those on the river informed and give a decent level of notice of the impending moment .

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Hope the windows in the freeboard are shut tight before she goes seawards! Is it a coast hop or a sea crossing?

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If I read the EDP article correctly then she is being assessed before being allowed through Gt Yarmouth. Through meaning her going to sea and leaving the Broads? 

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Good grief. Is it insured? Top heavy can't be in it. 

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5 minutes ago, Turnoar said:

Hope the windows in the freeboard are shut tight

If she is going to sea then I suspect that any questionable orifices will be simply and suitably welded up. 

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2 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

Good grief. Is it insured? Top heavy can't be in it. 

I suspect that all the non original top-hamper is coming off. I would imagine that for her to pass through Gt Yarmouth {Peel Ports) that she has to be insured. She was once a sea-going ship so, theoretically, she could be again. 

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