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marshyowl
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Hi folks,

As per the title, complete newbie to the site & looking for some advice. We are a family of 4. Me & the bread knife & two boys one 6 & one 15. This will be our first attempt at boating on the Broads,if fact boating as a whole.Norfolk however is not new to me. My wife is a  Norfolk lass born & bread (Narborough) small place between Lynn & Swaffham. We  have had some lovely holidays in Norfolk, but never been on the broads, unless you count when I was 7 & I managed to get a load of ducks tied up in fishing wire. My Grandad, God rest his soul ran out onto the bank in his underpants shouting what the bloody hell have you done.:)

Any wy, to my point, we pick our boat up from Potter Heigham at the end of July, (hoping for good weather)

How far should we travel on the first day? is there a good place to moor up on day 1 have a few bears & a nice meal.

Do we have to pay mooring charges each night?
Do I haveto hook up to electricity each night?
Looking to see both North & SOuthern Broads in the week.

Sorry for all the questions!!

Cheers peeps.
Lee.

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May-18-2013 @ 10:35 PM                           Permalink
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Big welcome to the forum, we are unable to advise you at this time about family activities arounds the broads and there will be more experianced members here soon to help you i'm sure.  Smile

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Hello Lee,

Welcome to the forum.

I assume that you are hiring from Herbert Woods, they will be able to tell you if your boat has a shore power hook up. If it does then you need to buy a number of £1.00 Broads electric cards (a single card should last overnight)these more than likely will be able to be purchased from your boatyard. Check out the leaflet that shows the 24 hour mooings that have electric posts.

Some pubs charge for overnight moorings (some give discounts against meals to cover the mooring fees)some pubs will not let you moor unless you eat or drink there (for example The New Inn Horning)being as you will be visiting the Broads in the school holidays moorings will be at a premium so reserving a mooring outside pubs is advisable if you can, see the list of pub information at the bottom of the forum pages.

It is doubtfull that you would managed to cover all of the Broads in a week, I would take your time and enjoy your visit to the Broads.

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Hi welcome to the forum there are loads of free moorings. As for
where to go don't do both the north and south stick to one side and
Take your time moor up get off the boat there's loads to see plenty of
walks. As a newbie to the broads stick to the north tides aren't as
strong and you will find it easier

kindest regards mark summers

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Re electric hook up, I still don't understand why hire craft have this or even need it, as most with it, have inverters  to run micro waves and hair dryers and such like. These boats usually are equipped with large battery arrays, which during normal cruising  ie a few hours a day, will keep them fully charged, unless there are all night card schools.

So there should be no great need to use shore power especially in the summer, unless you plan to stay put for any great length of time.

Hope this helps, enjoy your holiday.



best regards, Richard.
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the Broads.

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hi there
welcome to the forum , with things to do , broads events , i suggest when your at your boatyard to pick up a broadscaster , it will have an event section and inform whats happening over your week afloat ,with electric hook up , you should'nt need it at all ,your craft no doubt will be fitted with a 240v invertor,so long as your craft gets a good 4/5 hr run each day your batteries will have plenty,and hot water plenty to,
with moorings i usaually aim to be moored up by 2-3pm the latest as to get moored up , some hot spots even earlier !  
we too shall be afloat at the end of july ,

steve and vicky

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just to add if you are cruising the 4-5 hours a day and the batteries aren't doing their job, do get in touch with the boatyard, they will come out and check them / replace them as necessary so they do last.
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Lee Hi,

My site will give you information about electric and general life on board.

http://www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/onboard.html

You will also find info on moorings and obtain distance charts etc.

Hope this helps.



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

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May-20-2013 @ 7:49 PM                           Permalink
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Thanks for all the help & advice folks. Just confirmed the booking this evening. 29th July 1 week. Already excited. Praying for good weather. No need for electric hook up according to Herbert Woods so that's a bonus. Going to D/load the maps etc. Thanks again folks.

Lee


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Hi Lee,

As to your question of the first night, I would head down the river and turn into Womack Dyke (sign posted for Ludham village). Head down the dyke to Womack water and see if you can get a stern on mooring there. There is a good pub in the village about 10mins walk. Failing getting moored at Womack water there are a couple of 24hr moorings inside Womack island (opposite side to the river course) if you have a dingy you can row to the moorings from there if your feeling fit. Alternatively there are also moorings just before Hunters yard and a couple of excellent "wild" moorings further up the dyke, you can still walk to the pub from there but its more like 1/2 hour.

Enjoy  

Edited because my brain works faster than my fingers.

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