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JennyMorgan
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We ventured up North at the weekend, great it was too, but there was a downside. I hadn't really put that much thought to it in the past because its not such a problem down South, but the Broads is a clutter hole, plain and simple.

A trip above Acle shows numerous yards that are nothing but eyesores. Abandoned hulls, plugs and moulds, the detritus of redundant manufacture, all litter the banks. Boat sheds that haven't seen maintenance in years seem to be the norm. Then we have the growing problem of unloved private boats, many for sale at increasingly unattractive prices as the boats deteriorate still further.

We went into the reception area at one yard, first impressions and all that, that was probably almost completed during the 1970's and not touched since. Amazing, or perhaps 'appalling' might be a better term.

Our weekend trip was an eye opener, it really was. Come on Broadland, clean your act up!  

Jenny Morgan,
Being the name of my boat and the generic name applied to the flag atop of a Norfolk Wherry mast, unique to Broadland. Now you know!

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We had a trip up north this weekend for a bit of a sail & to spy incogneto on Roya's fishing methods and I find myself in total agreement, mind you, the downstream bit just below St. Olaves is no better so it's not just a northern issue. Sadly I think it's the usual case of lack of revenue leads to lack of investment leads to further lack of revenue............................................... Frown

It's not going to improve in my view as there is no money and now little chance of generating any other than sell off the land for resedential development, although I guess at least that would clean it up a bit.

Cat logic: I once saw a spider go under this mat, ergo there is always a spider under it so I will sit and watch it all day every day.

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This is a new venture for me " forum's " but after reading your view's on abandoned boats, i thought i should have a say.
I am a member of W.B.O.A.(watchet boat owners association ) in somerset, and recently gave up the post as mooring officer for the association, because of other commitments ( i enjoy travelling in my motorhome across to the broads).
But going back to the issue of Abandoned boats, the association has a yard, and it seemed to be a graveyard for old vessels, thank goodness this is not in view of the general public.
The association was given  a 5 year consessionary period to use the marina, which members paid a mere fee, but when the 5 years consessionary was up, the majority either sold their boat, or left it in the yard to collect cobwebs, and the rusty trailers that clutter the yard up is an eyesore.
This again is down to lack of funds from boat owners who can't afford fees to moor them.
Only last week i was staying on the broads in Brundall, with the making of new vessels at "Brooms" and there luxery craft, what an eye opener that was.
I used to run a 20ft fishing vessel in the Bristol Channel, and have seen folks come and go.
I do go to the Broads every year, and generally hire a boat for trips, for peace and tranquility, but for derelict vessels and clutter it does spoil it.  

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As David says, it is not exclusively a northern thing.  There's not much of it in Brundall, though some of the yards look a bit delapidated, but going down to Rockland St Mary as we have twice in the last couple of weeks, is quite an eye opener.  The dyke between the broad and the staithe is lined with the dead and dying of the marine world, though most are, at least, still on top of the water which is more than can be said from my trip to Beccles a few months back.  Whilst there was nothing in Beccles itself that was too terrible the last part of the journey down to it was lined with wretched old wrecks, many of them now beneath the water instead of on top of it.

I've long wondered why anyone would spend the huge amount of money that a boat costs and then let it deteriorate like that.

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Definatly not just a Northern thing.

Look no furthur than a current yard at Reedham for an example from down South.

To go into the offices of some yards at Wroxham and Hoverton are a pleasure and I have heared no complaints about the offices of my own home yard (except that they are closing the cafe, apparently Tescos fault, and making an even better office complex).

As JM says these places are the first point of contact for the paying public who are parting with large sums of cash for their annual holiday.

One of my biggest bugbears is with the way the Holiday industry has been run(down) in Norfolk (and Suffolk JM).

When people go on about the decline of the Hire fleets I usualy return with " Name me 2 GOOD yards that have closed in the last 5 years. I will even give you a clue Number 1 ...   Brooms"

After that there is usually a deafening silence.


Rod


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Hi all
some yards that I have been to in recent years could just do with a lick of paint on the buildings, surely this is not an overly expensive thing to do, already said , some do look like they`ve not seen a paint brush since the day they were built. What happens when the season comes to an end? I for one is of the beleif that some yards don`t even touch their boats from one season to the next, is their anybody left at these yards to do tasks over the winter months or do they lock-up and leg-it with the cash tin till a week before the first hirers are due?

As for abandoned boats, well. I`d give my high teeth to own my own, its just scandalous Question that people can just leave their craft deteriate in such a way. Theres just no justice in the world  Frown

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I'm with you Nige.
I don't mind if the yard is scruffy, if the reason for that neglect is that they put loads of time into the boats! Having said that, visit Colin Buttifant at Swallowtail anytime and delight in a fabulous yard and magnificent yachts, not to mention a kind and friendly welcome, even if you just want to look around. If some can achieve it, why do others struggle so much?

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In my experience scruffy yards tend to have scruffy boats.

Maintain the boats in the winter, maintain the yard during the summer when the boats are on hire.

But I'm sure that there are exceptions, only I haven't found them!

Jenny Morgan,
Being the name of my boat and the generic name applied to the flag atop of a Norfolk Wherry mast, unique to Broadland. Now you know!

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Fair comment... And, to be even fairer, I can't quickly think of an exception to your rule of thumb Peter!

Danny

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I'd agree as well. My only real experience is with yards that have yachts, but I've always found a clear correlation between the quality of the yard and the quality of the boats. Colin Buttifant and Hunters are outstanding on both counts!

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