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Timjen
Dec-09-2005 @ 12:36 PM                           Permalink
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That reminds me Boaters of a joke about a Chinese cobbler selling soles size R, but best not go into it here, too many mods about Wink

It really amazes me that a piece of Broads history can be allowed to rot away in Somerset.

There is always (and rightly so) a lot of excitement about restoring wherries, even talk of digging them out of their mud graves, but surely an original broads cruiser like this, particularly one of the first Admirals with no stern well, is just as important a part of the heritage & history of the region.

Of course its not commercially viable, but is that a good enough reason to let it disappear forever?

Tim



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Aah Tim, "Admiral" one of my favourite boats! If only I was 25 years younger---- "perchance to dream".  Ron

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ay, there's the rub.

sorry to continue your quote Ronaldo, if I were younger, wealthier, etc, etc.

I don't have the knowledge to take this on, don't have the space to take this on, don't have the money to take this on. Still this little voice inside me keeps nagging though!

Agreed Tim, there should be a way of saving a boat which I'm sure many would agree is historically important. Were it a 1937 Bentley Coupe sitting turning to rust is a Somerset field there would be people writing six figure cheques for it.



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ADMIRAL.     Ron


With the will there are ways,Boatboy, never say die!

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Hi all,
a truely beautfiul and vast motorcruiser, not really
my subject, but why is it that the transition from
wood to grp has worked very well with traditional
broads sailing cruiser but not happened to the
motor cruisers. Some of the old wooden ones
would look stunning in grp, they would have even
more inside volume due to lack of frames etc, and
with modern diesel would, I should think, be more
efficient. Also surprised no one seems to have
designed or built a broads cruiser in plywood and
epoxy. Just my thoughts.
Mat

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Does anyone know the current situation with this poor old girl.

I contacted Martin Broom in December, he informs me the add is no longer available, but would like more information about her.

Tim



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