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As a hirer, you can normally moor in another hire yard if they have space.
The worse may be that they ask you to leave early morning if the next day is a change over day.
  
So if no space close by then look for the nearest hire yard.

Some pubs will book you in for a stay but need to ring early.




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Small note of caution if the boat is not connected to mains electricity in yard (most hire boats do not have the facility anyway) if the previous hire'r overnight-ed at the yard or close by the batteries could be quite low and would not sustain a full evening on board.
I would not like your first night to be a forced early bed!


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If your boats batteries can only last one night without a charge this time of year, there is probably something wrong with them!!

Ferry use the more expensive batteries ( Gel )in any case and if you do not want too much stress why not go through Horning upstream and overnight in Black Horse broad on your mudweight? You will not be disappointed although you might have to cook!!!

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Hi there ,
As already mentioned , you can moor at other hire boatyards for the night  so long as it's not takeover days I'e Friday afternoon onwards or Saturday , but all over times are ok , you could also try salhouse broad , but you'll pay an over nite mooring fee , short walk from there is the fur and feathers pub too , good luck and enjoy

steve and vicky

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Thanks for the advice I like cooking so big bottle of wine for wife and daughter and beers for me nice meal bit of radio and bed at a peace full mooring sounds mint cheers

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Sorted then - Black Horse one of the quieter Broads and in the evening especially can be lovely.

Take note of which way the wind is blowing and nose up to the trees or shelter so you moor about 1 /2 boats length out - always use the shelter available and you need to point therefore straight into the wind. This allows you to shelter under the lee of the trees etc and usually ensures a peaceful night.

If it is very windy however and does not seem to be dying down late afternoon/ early evening you might feel more comfortable tied up , so stay in the yard!!

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Hi Coxswain. Ferry Marina are good on turn round times. 14.00 hrs is the stated take over time. I have found that if you turn up at about 13.00 hrs and let them know that you have arrived there is a good chance that your boat may be almost ready if it is one of the smaller  berth cruisers. The induction will take as long as you feel you need.
You will be given a thorough boat induction followed by a river trip which will cover manouvering and mooring up. In all maybe 30 / 45 mins max. Ferry Marina are well equipped with electric hook up points and I doubt that you need to worry about the state of the batteries on take over. As regards moorings I go along with any of the options already mention. Don't rush about, just enjoy. Have a good holiday. What boat are you on ?
Graham.




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A huge thanks for all the friendly advice, great tip about nosing toward the trees for the lee , I'll keep that in mind. graham 47 , bronze emblem 2+2 berth, last minute booking we did plan on south of France but for obvious reasons changed our minds. I think we have made an excellent change of plan, really looking forward to it! I'm a coxswain in the merchant navy so it's a bit of a bus mans for me, I intent to let the wife and daughter take the helm and maybe help out on moorings, again thanks to everyone !

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We hired Bronze Emblem when she was part of Moonfleet's
craft in 2006. She handled really well and was a delight
to cruise in. So much so, we bought one like her but
not an ex-hire boat. Only changed her last year for a
later model but an aft cockpit type this time.

Photo of Bronze in Moonfleet livery as 'Moon Light' when
we moored at Ludham Bridge for the first night,

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


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Bonney looking vessel Bill! Cheers

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