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Funny old day, four days ago actually, daughter rang, mum, dad, you have had a rough couple of months with respiratory issues and then Covid. How about half a day, on the river Yare, on a day boat. With us and the grandchildren. Our treat.

We were so pleased, so appreciative of there kindness.

The boat, an electric jobby was superb. I had to be helped in by my grandchildren, it was just a few years ago I helped them!

Our trial run driver stated that he would help us leave the mooring. As it was difficult.   I sat at the back.

He had issues, not insurmountable, he was unable to extract the boat from the mooring.

I have spent many years teaching people how to drive, manoeuvre boats, and I knew how to resolve the situation, but decided not too. I did not wish to embarrass the young chap. Thankfully an older colleague yelled instructions and then sprinted over to offer more advice.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the info.    I had not realized that Broads Tours had spent cash on new electric boats but am sorry to say I will not be trying one at those prices .

I did not know that they tried to get the boat paid for in the first month of hiring !!!!

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3 hours ago, Wussername said:

Funny old day, four days ago actually, daughter rang, mum, dad, you have had a rough couple of months with respiratory issues and then Covid. How about half a day, on the river Yare, on a day boat. With us and the grandchildren. Our treat.

We were so pleased, so appreciative of there kindness.

The boat, an electric jobby was superb. I had to be helped in by my grandchildren, it was just a few years ago I helped them!

Our trial run driver stated that he would help us leave the mooring. As it was difficult.   I sat at the back.

 

I have spent many years teaching people how to drive, manoeuvre boats, and I knew how to resolve the situation, but decided not too. I did not wish to embarrass the young chap. Thankfully an older colleague yelled instructions and then sprinted over to offer more advice.

 

 

 

 

You should have done. The young chap would have probably learned a lot from you, bless your heart x

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I just went to book the electric dayboat above for the whole day on 27th June for 12 people. £210 minus 10% advance booking £189.

I could have the ageing day narrowboat from Market Harborough for the day which would get us to Foxton and back, for 12 people: £180. 

The main difference is that MH is virtually on our doorstep.

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19 hours ago, MauriceMynah said:

I'm missing something here.  Less than £270 per day seems pretty cheap to me for what you get.

It's at the upper end for dayboats from Wroxham, but you do get a decent boat by the looks of it.

I hired a traditional dayboat from Ricko's a few weeks back and it was £130 for most of the day. I wouldn't have paid double that really given that it was just my dad and I aboard, but if there was a group of perhaps 8 then it's not so bad.

It's not a bad looking boat actually, kind of a larger take on the Loynes launch. I guess that's not surprising. Not sure what it looks like in three-quarter view (which is how you're supposed to photograph boats really) so fingers crossed.

I do wish the guy who did the antifouling and the guy who did the lower rubbing strake had communicated, though. It looks a bit awkward, currently.

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