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L'sBelles
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Oh forgot to add, Alan. Don't be in any rush to change things around or modify bulkheads etc. too quickly. Live with what you have for a while and determine what your requirements are. Are some bits in totally the wrong place? Are other items in the right place but not necessarily where you would have put them?
I made the mistake of jumping in with my power tools before we had even stayed on the boat and now regret not trialling what was there first. What I have done is ok but I can now see how it could have been better but I don't want to have wasted the time and money replacing the work I have already done!

You'll soon find out for yourself, there is always plenty of work to do on a boat!  Smile

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Yes I did notice that LB but also that he was/would be thinking of fitting another (bigger one). I honestly don't know any leisure boater (Broads, not canals) who has a washing machine , and as the OP had posted up today about his problems in finding a mooring, I thought it possibly a relevant point to pick up on. If it's thought to be a liveaboard  (correct or not) then that in itself could well affect his chances.

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Karen you are not to far off in your assessment of LB, however that would be a longer term possibility?.

Don't even know if life on a boat is for us, we would be spending some time testing the waters.

But even initially I/we would be spending as much time as we could cleaning, painting and doing all the lesser work in order to get it in better shape and looking good, though my partner would be going to work most days, when we did stay over after a marathon day painting It would be best being as close to Hickling for her. I assume any mooring allows us to stay overnight as long as we are not permanently residing there?

So our initial priority is to find a mooring as we have very limited time in its current position, and as foolish as we were not looking into moorings in greater depth, we just did not think that a mooring was going to be such an issue, I called 20 yards/marinas etc yesterday and pretty much exhausted what I can find on the internet, today I was going to do a run around and enquire face to face however other things have cropped up so this will be delayed for a few days.

As for the washing machine there is a very small machine there at present which is in a space designed for a full size machine so it looks somewhat odd and actually is pretty pointless, and all layout Q's these are much longer term considerations, my only immediate to do list is the deck/roof minor repairs and painting and ensuring the essentials for safety are up to scratch.

Apologies for delayed reply, we are very early to bed, 8pm every night is the end of our day.

But have to say what a great site as have had so many valuable replies so thank you all.



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Think I read that you dont know where the diesel tank is, well it will be close to where the outside filler cap is.
And I am another who regrets diving in with power tools and removing stuff rather than changing or altering in time rather than straight away so just take your time and remember bulkheads can be holding the roof up!

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Haha, I didn't even know where the filler cap was (only seen the boat twice so far) so after looking at some photos of similar boats I now know.

Yes a couple of you guys have mentioned not rushing in so I will be taking my time.

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And my suspicion too, is that you probably have next to no chance of getting through Potter Bridge up towards Hickling, except in exceptional circumstances!

Ex Pilot may come along and tell me I am wrong but its not especially the airdraft that would just be the issue but the beam.

Although Karen has mentioned the LB situation, they are mainly actively discouraged by the BA, and moorings where you can officially are a bit like hens teeth! Not sure how many there are in Broadland in total  - but they are limited to say the least!!!

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Yes the more I hear the less I think that potter bridge is route I will ever consider.

And as for moorings, it is going to be a uphill slog just finding anything never mind long term if we eventually decide we'd like to LB

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Karen wrote " I thought it possibly a relevant point to pick up on. If it's thought to be a liveaboard  (correct or not) then that in itself could well affect his chances."

Good point, Karen. I made the assumption that Alan mentioned washing machines because his new boat has one fitted perhaps being unaware that it is not common practice unless it is a liveaboard.

Still, we all know what happens when we make assumptions!  Smile

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Hey Alan, there's nothing wrong with navigating up to Potter Heigham to explore that area it's just that you'll have to moor on the Herbert Woods side and will not be able to reach Hickling unless....

Have you thought about a little tender?  Smile

Too much to take in I know. Sorry, sort out what you have first!



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something I will look into, I do have a blow up canoe Playful

alan

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