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Hi all

I'm new to the forum and new to the broads.

In a couple of weeks time we are due to take out Star Gem from Richardsons. Just wondered if any one had any tips or hints for first timers. Also if anyone knows of any pros and cons of this boat.

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Take your time, go slowly and enjoy the experience.

Dave Cheers

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Hi, you will have a lovely time, come rain or shine..
You will be hooked on the broads, you will go home & say yeah, we had a nice time, But before you know it, you have booked for next year !!, then blame each other, it wasn't me, you did it !!..Anyway, you will be hooked, we are !!, its our 3rd time in a row this year..Most people like the Northern broads, but we prefer the Southern broards, much quieter evern in busy times of the year..Yes, they say, oh, be careful of the tides, well we went South on our 1st time, & if you do your reserch, you will be fine..

Nick & Tracy

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We hired Star Gem 5 in September 2009. From what I remember was a really good boat.  The only small downside was the bed was not fully accessible on one side.  Having said that many boats are only accessible one side anyway.  I can also remember the boat was comfortable and handled well.

I found the invoice for the holiday on Star Gem  and was amazed that the price has been reduced considerably since 2009 when I paid £517.45 for the boat hire. I see we did get a £25 reduction for week day start,

Star Gem Being fully booked for the month of September 2016 I looked at prices for  September 2017 and see that from  8 September 2017 onwards the boat hire cost is between £329 and £412 depending on which week you choose.

Not often you hear of price reductions especially over an 8 year period.  Nice one Richardsons.

Have a great holiday. Cheers

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


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Here's a copy of the invoice.

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Alan...
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Jul-25-2016 @ 8:09 AM                           Permalink
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Hi. If you are able, have a look back through my posts and all the questions I asked prior to us hiring a boat on the Broads.
Much advice was given and this led to an almost worry free and enjoyable week.


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Thanks for the advice. We booked the holiday to be able to kick back and relax.

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Thanks for the advice.

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I'll try look into them, I have read so many different things regarding the broads and control of the boat. Just hope it all pays off.

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We had Star Gem 6 in 2010, like you our first time on the Broads, we'd had a look at them the previous year while caravanning there and she suited us well. I found it easy to steer, very clean and comfortable, the bed was a tad short for me but I wasn't uncomfortable at all, we had a fantastic holiday, even took a barby and built it up when we got on board. Enjoy yourselves you'll love it especially if the weather is good and you've got the sliding roof open


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