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Seeing as I'll be on Brinks Merrymore in a few days time I took a trip down memory lane and was looking at aerial views of the old Moore & Son yard in Bing.com's mapss (it has a far better 'Birdseye' view than Google maps)that I thought of what Moors website may have been like when they were still in business.

That lead me on a hunt around the internet and to 'The Way Back Machine' and after a lot of time with trying to figure what URL's may have been used came up with this.

So let us begin have a look at the Wayback Machine to see Barnes Brinkcraft fleet in 2002 and then have a look at what Moores had to offer

But as you can see if you know your URL's you can find other long lost boat yards too.

How about Sabena Marine

or even Brister Craft

And I can't leave without a mention of
New Horizon (Richardson's)

So, I hope you liek me find the above interesting and you can click about to find different years and find some pages will work more than others as the Way Back Machine only takes a 'snap shot' of what it saw on those recorded dates.

Happier times when we had far more yards.


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Hi
Technically that is Ernest Collins old yard. Moores original yard was on Marsh Road somewhere around the link below.
Well that didn't work. Marsh Road is off Church Road in Hoveton.
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Lovely to go back in time. Wish we could go back in time to those prices & nice to be able to spot where the boats have ended up now.
Sabena marine (who I have never heard of) The Camero looks like it is now DRL's Funtime Class.
I wonder what the Brinks Melody is called now though as it is not their new style Brinks Melody.

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Brinks Melody - I remember way back when seeing these and always wanting to hire them. Now in private hands you can see what became of them here:

http://www.horning.org.uk/boatsearch.php?sq=BksMel&sqfld=hstyle¤t=style&search=yes&list=yes

I also seems interesting going through the years what Brinks kept and still for hire ot this day and what have gone by the wayside.

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I'm sure I saw Splash Harry while we were on the broads in August. I love to check out all the names of the boats. It just rings a bell because at first glance I thought it said "Flash Harry" and I laughed at the name it was only reading it again that I realised it said "Splash Harry"
I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of LeBoats 2 remaining Capri's. We were told in August that they had been sold & only had 2 weeks hire left, they had been sold to a sml private boatyard & would be done up & sold so I assume they will end up as private boats.
They are lovely little boats & with some proper TLC
& some vertical hanging fenders it would be lovely to see them back on the broads next year.
Hopefully they will appear on the horning.org database.
  

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I must say that I find it rather amazing when you see
what can be done with boats that you have seen for
years on hire and then end up with a private owner who
not only can spend, but add some real wow factor to the
boat.

I don't really have that good an imagination to be able
to visualise what I might do IF I had my won boat be
that exterior wise or interior but certainly envy those
who can, and have with their own boats.

The database is simply amazing to browse though.  I
looked up all the past hires I have had, some still in
the hands of hire years, others in private hands.

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Saw Splash Harry at Salhouse during the summer. It is owned by a rather attractive lady and now moored at Horning.


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