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Jan-12-2006 @ 12:16 PM                           Permalink
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Am I right in thinking Chris, that originally these had a pram type softtop which folded neatly into the recess behind the wheelhouse

'There's nothing virtual about this you silly Twit we really are aground whatever your GPS says!'  Bill...

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Bill,
They have always had a sliding roof, but the boats that you are thinking of where built just down the river at Hippersons. The Hipperson version was very similar, but had a pram hood, and 2 windows in the cabin front, whereas the Freeman version had a single window in the cabin front. There is an example of the Freeman up at MarthAm that has been restored by a lovely couple, and some friends of the family have a hippersons version which is kept in the wetshed at richardsons. I have to say that if you  didnt know they came from different yards, you would be hard pressed to tell them apart!

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Hi Chris,

I had wondered if there was a Beccles connection, one because of the similarity to Hipperson 32 and (2) because many of the other ...time boats originated at Freemans, however, fraid my catalogues don't go back far enough - do you know when Freeman sold his boats to Woods & Richardsons, 'cos a number appear to be c mid-60s vintage?

I really do need to pick your brains more Evil Grin
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hi johnny

good to see the old lady is getting some TLC

im on the same mission with my herbert woods.

perhaps you could start a thread in the projects  section ?

it would be nice to watch the progress.

jill

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hi johnny

heres a link

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=49&Topic=13900&srow=1&erow=10

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Since the original posting, I've found a lot more about this design - it was designed by Arnott Fowler, who I was please to meet for the first time at the VWBA Rally - her also designed the Hipperson's version with the canvas canopy, hence the similarity.

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I can tell you a bit more about the boat, i bought it from anglia yacht brokers in 1996 and moved it to the river ouse closer to home it was called watersdown when we got it but its original name was gay stream 4 reg no. was E20 i sold it in 2000 and it was in great condition then, was very sad to see these photos of it. I fitted the wood burning stove in it hence the chimney but for some reason the next owner has fibreglassed over the roof and the lovely 1" thick mahogany sides. I was told that the boat was built by Hippersons in 1965 Hope this helps

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See, people, everything comes to he who waits. three and a half years, in this case!

Hi, Mark_H, and welcome to the Forum! Where on earth did you dig this thread up from? Whatever, fascinating bit of history to have, there are plenty of mysteries waiting to be solved. Thanks for your input.

Regards, Ray.

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Glad i could help, was having a quiet morning at work so i googled the boat name and this thread popped up, i wish i had never sold the boat i have a painting of it on the wall at home in happier times, who knows i may get it back one day !  Smile

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Ah the Jennings. Arms,( mentioned earlier )many a good night there
when we were moored on the Ouse,I wonder are the  Peacocks  still
there ?  Looks like  it could be a cosy  boat

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,
Smile

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