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andyc567
Mar-26-2007 @ 5:02 PM                           Permalink
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Hi All,

First of all, what a cracking site, we have found loads of information on here.

So, me and the missus have just booked our first holiday on the broads in May, just a short break, 4 nights, Monday to Friday..

So a few questions..

1) Anyone any experience of Spring Horizon ?
2) Is Acle a good base and yard to use ?
3) Anyone been in May before ?
4) Anyone got any recommedations of where to go ?
5) Is it easy to get moorings ?
6) What is life like living on a boat ?
7) We hear most double beds ar 4ft wide, do most find this big enough for two?

Sorry to ask so many questions, but we are getting excited as always wanted to go.

If trip is successful as I am sure it will be, we fully intend to be a reqular visitor to the broads.

Thanks for all your help..

Andy C (Milton Keynes)


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Mar-26-2007 @ 5:22 PM                           Permalink
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welcome andy
have only heard good reports about horizoncraft,
dont worry about the size of bed allthe fresh air/local brew youll soon fall asleep anyway!(im 6ft/19 stone and not yet found a bunk too small!)
with 4 days and being a newbie i would suggest you stay on the north rivers,less tide to worry about.
if its not a bank holiday moorings should not be a great problem, most pubs have their own or adjacent moorings in addition you can always moor in other boatyards.
Cheers mike

women have many faults,men have only two!"EVERYTHING THEY SAY AND EVERYTHING THEY DO!!!!!"
regards, mike and angie

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Mar-26-2007 @ 5:30 PM                           Permalink
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1) Anyone any experience of Spring Horizon ?
Not to hire, as I live here, but they are smart boats

2) Is Acle a good base and yard to use ?
Yes, because it is easy to get to, and nicely central for a number of destinations. The nearby restaurant is great for a 'last night' meal.


3) Anyone been in May before ?
Every year since birth! It really is a beautiful month with spring colours and spring freshness.

4) Anyone got any recommedations of where to go ?
Yep, Hickling, Beccles, Rockland, Coltishall

5) Is it easy to get moorings ?
At all the above, yes. Always someone there to help.

6) What is life like living on a boat ?
[]Ask Toad of Toad Hall, he reckons it is THE life! At the end of a week you will discover who your real friends are, no secrets on a boat!!!!!!!!

7) We hear most double beds are 4ft wide, do most find this big enough for two?
Plenty!!!! We are very friendly up here!!! Closely inbred too, or so rumour has it.

Enjoy your holiday, if you do come down through Great Yarmouth then ask for advice about the tides. Its a great adventure, and well worth the effort. If going up to Hickling, also ask about the tides, the bridge at Potter H'am is tiny, bit like our beds, but help is always on hand!

With it being a short break, and your first one, perhaps you would be advised to stay above Gt Yarmouth.


Jenny Morgan,

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Hi Andy. May is a great time to go. I assume you're like me & a non-fisherman (it's the closed season). I think the closed season is one of the reasons why the Broads are quiet in spring, especially outside Bank Holidays.

Haven't been with Horizon Craft, but I've only read good reports. There's some pictures of Spring Horizon in the hireboat info section:

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/bd.cfm?id=436&CFID=1110958&CFTOKEN=62531349

Simon

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Mar-27-2007 @ 8:38 AM                           Permalink
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Many thanks for all your replies, this is a real friendly place to be.

We have booked Spring Horizon as it was recommended for a couple as it has a double berth and also a single berth which is good for storing your stuff on.
Does look a good 'First timer' boat to.

Really looking forward to our visit..

If anyone has any other information which would be useful to us, it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

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Apr-01-2007 @ 11:32 AM                           Permalink
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Hi Andy. We are going on Spring Horizon 4 at the end of May. This is the 4th time we have had this class and the ninth year with Horizon Craft so you can guess we are satisfied customers. The boat is comfortable and the double is a good size. Our favourite moorings are Ranworth, Horning and Salhouse (we don't mind paying the fee if they look after the place). The popular ones fill up early so we always tow a dinghy. Horizon Craft are one of the few yards to offer a sailing dinghy which is another reason for booking with them. Have a great holiday!


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