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Saw Robin heading into Horning last night doing his last blog of the year looking very happy on  Brinks rhapsody looking forward to what he has to say about the boat. Hope he got moored up ok as it was  very busy.

 

Kev on Pacific Princess

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Thanks for the insight Kev! Certainly something to look forward too!  

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Indeed I am enjoying it – though the high than average water levels made getting under Ludham Bridge today interesting. 

 

I don’t want to spoil things too much – the Blog I am doing is not so much the usual ‘day 1’ and then ‘day 2’ but will be a single video with a full review.  The boat is frankly spectacular inside in the fit out from Walnut and Oak to the 24 bottle wine cooler and on board WiFi system (that works cos’ it uses Three and a proper antenna).

 

Just some sedate cruising about the rivers to finish off this year…

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WR eat your heart out!  24 bottle wine cooler and on board WiFi system! Has a bit of wood though :) Enjoy though

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We'll get a good report on the hybrid system as it says no engine to run it just a genny incase. Fuel dep £200 for week.

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I remember Herbert Woods had Quiet Light which was all electric, and after one year in the fleet, they changed it back to deisel as it got less than 10 hires in the season (i think?). Although this is a hybrid drive, it does have an awful lot of electrics to drain the batteries, so if you`re watching tv and the batteries go down, does the generator automatically fire up?. Very anti social if you`re watching tv at 22.00 hrs and people with children are going to bed.

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I think you need to see the size of the batteries first! I reckon they would have been put in with forklift!

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I am sure Robin will reveal all in the fullest time :naughty:  Calm down Gracie....the boat dear the boat! :dance

 

cheers Iain.

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I remember Herbert Woods had Quiet Light which was all electric, and after one year in the fleet, they changed it back to deisel as it got less than 10 hires in the season (i think?). Although this is a hybrid drive, it does have an awful lot of electrics to drain the batteries, so if you`re watching tv and the batteries go down, does the generator automatically fire up?. Very anti social if you`re watching tv at 22.00 hrs and people with children are going to bed.

I would guess that the drive batteries were a different sort to the auxilary ones and would be on a different circuit.

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"Can we not talk about the 24 bottle wine cooler" Now that's a feature I do like....you wouldn't find that on the lovely old refurbed boats at Ricko's (take note Clive)  :naughty:

 

Although it's a beautiful boat it cost about £2249 to hire in the July/August months, that's a hell of a lot of money, we could have a couple of holidays on different boats from Richardsons for that and have just as much fun, at the end of the day as long as it floats and it's on the Broads who cares

 

Personally we prefer not to have all the mod cons of home and slum it on a proper boat, having said that if some one was to offer it for free who am I to turn it down Lol.

 

Grace

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Although it's a beautiful boat it cost about £2249 to hire in the July/August months, that's a hell of a lot of money, we could have a couple of holidays on different boats from Richardsons for that and have just as much fun, at the end of the day as long as it floats and it's on the Broads who cares

Grace

To be honest I did not believe you so I had a look on the Barnes website and you are wrong- it's MORE!!!!!!!

25th July for a week- £2,339 plus £40 damage waiver and a £200 fuel deposit. But........ You do get £10 off if you book online.

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"25th July for a week- £2,339 plus £40 damage waiver and a £200 fuel deposit. But........ You do get £10 off if you book online."

 

If its all electric why do you need a £200 fuel deposit, thats far more than most diesel boats charge.

 

Doug.
 

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Robin -   have you had your Christmas bonus early to be hiring this beauty?     

 

Has it got a can opener.    Remember the hot dogs?

 

Assuming they are screw topped bottles or pull cans, no need for a bottle opener,  however,  what is the cooler filled with?    (Ever Hopeful).

 

I assumed that this was all electric until hubby put me right, does it run on diesel and leccy?

 

and finally,

 

NO you cannot phone a friend....

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All down to batteries , the new f1 formular e, electric cars run on a stagering amount of voltage something like 18 000 volts dc, don,t quote me on that, but the technoligy is slowly progressing ,their battery weighs 440ibs ....and lasts for 20mins!

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With all this talk of Batteries, one must assume that Robin is "Ever Ready" at all times on that boat :naughty:

 

cheers Iain.

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one must assume that Robin is "Ever Ready" at all times on that boat

 

 

Broad Scot - tutt tutt  -   but I like it.....   :ph34r:  :blink:  :blink:

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There was a post about getting electric shocks of 12v systems - that 18K V DC F1 car would do you a fair bit damage

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