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I am moving house and will no longer have a local farmyard a couple of hundred yards from my home in which to winter my boat. (When I wanted to do more serious work on it, or needed to use power tools, I'd just tow it home.)

Can anyone recommend somewhere might I winter my boat ashore (on the northern rivers) so I could do minor maintenance tasks, ideally with a barn, where I could strip my boat for a complete rub down and repaint.

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Jun-26-2009 @ 9:16 AM                           Permalink
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Martham Boats

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hi there ,
2 places i hear good of , wayford bridge , and just a whisper the farmer at thurne dyke apparantly ,
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steve and vicky

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I guessed someone might have said "Martham Boatbuilding and Development Co Ltd". I have launched from their slipway a couple of times, including the one when my crew let go of the rope when he was supposed to be hanging on to the trailer. It slid out of sight under the water.

Off went the guy from the yard. He returned and threw a grappling iron in the general direction that the trailer was last seen. After the few tugs on the line the rope went taught.  Then, after a further tug on the line a huge fountain of bubbles appeared, followed a moment later, and a yard or two away, the tow hitch from the front of the trailer.

Once the trailer was clear of the water, it became clear why the bubbles - they came from the hole in the tyre where the grappling iron went in!  Frown

I'll investigate Steve's suggestions too, as at the moment it looks as if Wayford might be closer to home, although as my current mooring is on Hickling, Martham is the obvious choice. Their new barn looks as if it's taken the space of their old boat park though. Anyone know the story...

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We are at Wayford, very happy there, two big sheds for undercover work. They do charge 10% on any outside contractors invoices, so if you are thinking of using one don't forget to factor that cost in.

Barry

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At Wayford, would I have to use their moorings in the summer to get access to their sheds out of season?

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No as far as I am aware you can either bring it by road or by river, they have a cradle (strop) lift or you can recover it yourself on the slip for which I am sure there is a charge. The shed space I think can be rented by the week as can the hard standing, as far as I am aware electricity and water are included

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Thanks for that!  It will all help in the decision about where to move!

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At Martham, the old stuff on the river frontage is coming down, but their DIY workshop is further up the lane.

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