The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area.

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / Boats / Sunhunter?? Steel Hull 1980's
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Sunhunter?? Steel Hull 1980's

Similar Threads That Might Help :
1980's Hoseasons and Blakes brochures| Blakes 1980 brochure for sale on ebay| Stainless steel Rigging| stainless steel? mudweights| Stainless Steel Mudweights| Stainless Steel Fabrication|

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts first

Jojoh
Aug-23-2021 @ 9:05 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2021
          

Add To Ignore List
Hi my brother owns a 36ft steel hull boat which we believe is a Sunhunter

http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Style_Details&style=Sunh

Does anyone have any info on this type of boat?
Ideally a blakes page with it on with the original layout.....

Jojoh
Aug-23-2021 @ 10:36 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2021
          

Add To Ignore List
Someone has just sent me this on another forum. This is defo the same type of boat anyone know anything about them???


Attached File
View Full Size Image

billmaxted
Aug-24-2021 @ 10:49 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mudplug Juggler
Posts: 9050
Joined: Mar 2005
billmaxted
          

Add To Ignore List
Difficult to be sure, there were very few steel hulled hireboats on the broads.  The only steel boat builder of note was/is Braydon/Goodchild's.

These 5 "Sunhunters" may have started on the Beaver fleet one seems to have gone to Sutton staithe and one to Ripplecraft before they were taken over by Crown Cruisers under the management of Brian Gardener after he moved from Astons and it looks as if he acquired the others to go with it. Crown had interests on many waterways including Scotland and Ireland and I thought that Des Doolan did take on some "ironsides" for use in Ireland. More than that I do not know, Sorry

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

stephenh
Aug-24-2021 @ 11:39 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 260
Joined: Jun 2005
stephenh
          

Add To Ignore List
Sunway from Poolcraft of Beccles had a steel hull. Presumably because of this it sat lower in the water than most hire boats. We did touch bottom a few times in shallow areas

Jojoh
Aug-24-2021 @ 11:43 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2021
          

Add To Ignore List
Thanks. We have one of the 5 in the family. It is currently in Brighton. It has been there salt least 15 years but have no idea how it got there. It is about to undergo a resto as a house boat.


Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.