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We are new here. first time on norfolk brards and we are hireing an ideal 44. and trying to work out how much fuel per hour day week. she may use. Also as we are not aloud under the piloted bridges from stalham can any one recomend - some nice slow crusing so we can get used to her? Also - where is the cheapest desil? Water? Moorings? Pump outs? Im may are we likerly to have a good selection of moorings? Looking to see the wind mills and wild life. Where is good for this thanks. Doc

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Hi doc

Sorry you have not had much response yet . Here goes with some of your requests.

If you are only on holiday for a week it is most unlikely you will have to worry about refuelling. If you do boulters at horning is often the cheapest.

Fuel consumption varies enormously depending on river conditions . Going against a strong tide will probably use twice as much fuel as going with the tide at the same speed.

Water is generally free or with marginal charges of a couple of quid as a donation. Providing you are not stopping more than 24 hours Most mooring is also free apart from the two yacht stations, Womack staithe and ranworth. Also there is a charge if you moor to the bank at salhouse broad but not if you mudweight in the middle.

Pump outs appear to be a similar price across the network and to be honest it is not something you want to delay just because you think you might save a bit if you keep on going for another four hours. When a pump out needs to be pumped out it will let you know when it is time.

Windmills and wildlife  are everywhere although to be fair some of the best is through PH bridge. I would seriously think about mooring at PH and hiring a day oat to explore the wilderness beyond.

May is one of the best times of year. Some places are always popular/ busy but you should not feel as though you are crowded in. Apart from anything else there is no fishing so large numbers of bank and small boat users will not be about.

Hope you have a great holiday.

Graham


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Doc Hi,

I'm afraid fuel usage is a bit like how long is a piece of string but I have read figures somewhere estimating 1.5 gallon an hour,but as already stated this will differ greatly depending on the boat, weather conditions, speed/rev's and if travelling with or against the current.

I often use approx £120 of fuel in a week. The boat normally holds more than enough fuel for a 2 week holiday.  It is usual to pick up the boat with a full tank and it is refilled on your return to the boatyard and the cost taken from the fuel deposit.  In most cases I find I get a bit of cash back but on a rare occasion pay a little extra.

A trip to Horning, Wroxham or along the River Ant is nice cruising.

As an example of toilet pump out prices Norwich Yacht Station quote £12 for one tank, £15 for two and £18 for three.

There are plenty of places to moor. You can find some info  Clicking Here

Happy Boating  Cheers

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Alan...

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thanks guys was thinking fuel for the two weeks would be over £1000 as read for the heating to work blown air. the engine would have to be running. Also the the ideal 44 uses $plus gallons hour.

no i sea we might be able to afour a drink or two and getting excited.

Do you ever get a group of boaters to geather to hire a fuel tanker.

ex tax £0-37 l

1000 l price yeaturday

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Apr-16-2015 @ 7:38 AM                           Permalink
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Some really great information there, just to maybe
help you, i was out last week (over easter) for 15
nights, in that time we cruised most of the broads
network, yes used the tides and Im no speed demon,
loose 1mph of speed and notice the difference in the
fuel bill.  Over those 15 nights we burnt just over
100 litres of fuel, at 99p a litre our bill was just
over £100 (boulters of horning as mentioned are
cheap currently), nowhere near £1000, in those 2
weeks we topped up with water 7 times and we didnt
have one pump out or need one even, but I will admit
we had a large boat and only 2 of us. We were on a
40ft boat so similar size.

Should also add we used the heating liberally over
the 2 weeks so hopefully thats of some help.



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You won't need to run you engine to get heat either. The heater is separate from the engine and you'll find it doesn't use a lot of diesel either.

My 2kw Webasto uses .25 litre per hour on full rate. Yours is a bigger boat with a bigger heater, but Id be surprised if it used as much as 1 litre per hour.

Steve. CM1

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Please excuse my ignorance but is an ideal 44 a model of boat.  If so what is the actual boat name? Question

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Alan, it's one of these.

Steve. CM1

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Thanks for that Steve.

Looks likely to be White or Pink Champagne then Cheers

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Alan...
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thanks guys - if any one knows any thing more about these ideal 44 please let me know

thanks for all yopur help

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