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birgee
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Hi there Forum Members,
I have finally plucked up the courage (and most of the funds) to return to the water again. I've owned a couple of sailers over my 50+ years, but each time only for a short period, unfortunately. I've taken the plunge and I am in the process of buying a cruiser with an inboard diesel engine (don't ask me what type, I'm female & I'm blonde....OK? well, grey really). I'm hoping to pick her up from Brundall & chug my way to Ranworth over a couple of days at the end of March. She has a high air draft, and low water at Gt Yarmouth is 18:00 ish, hence the two days. Where would be the best place to top her up with diesel? Or would I be better off with a jerry can & a cart horse?
Also, her name was polished away recently, I heard that it was "bad luck" to change re-name a boat. What do the forum members think please?
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Hi H

    Firstly, welcome to the forum.

Secondly the best place to get fuel would be Brooms at Brundall themselves, right on the River Yare.
Thirdly, well done on your purchase, and i know you are not sure what sort of boat you have, but do you have its registration number i might be able to find out for you the boat's previous name and what it actually is.

Chris J

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Mar-07-2009 @ 8:11 PM                           Permalink
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Birgee,

Welcome to the madhouse.

I cant get me ead round the fact that you have gone from sailie to stinky, people normally go the other way once they have seen the light boat-sail Playful

BST begins on the 30th March, so from then on sunset will be around 1930 or later.

Have fun.

Gary.

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Due to cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off.

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Thankyou Chris J and Gary for replying,
Chris,
Even the registration number has been polished away, so I think I'm right in saying that I will have to apply for a new one?  I could probably find the name, but I'd quite like my own if you see what I mean? Any idea what Brooms charge for diesel?

Hi Gary,
Sorry to become a stinky. One of the main reasons I had to move from the sailie is down to the 'crew'... Just can't train 'em you see, my fault really, I don't have the patience any more. I have treated myself to a little inflatable sailor (sorry, sailer) to satisfy my sailie needs. I've convinced them that it's too small for me and a crew, so I can sail in peace & quiet while they are busy dangling a line or maybe washing up if I'm lucky! Wink  

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mate,
welcome so pleased you have seen the light,
stinkies are the only way ahead,
boat-sail Exterminate

roya
Im not a complete idiot,
Some parts are just missing.

This message was edited by roya on Mar-7-09 @ 9:29 PM

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Mar-07-2009 @ 11:28 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Birgee,
Are you mooring at Ranworth?

Pauline

'Stop it you silly ass!' cried the Rat from the bottom of the boat 'You can't do it! You'll have us over!'

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Thankyou Roya & pauline for replying.
Hi Roya,
Love ya mate! Mega thanks for supporting a p'raps reluctant stinkie! Made me chuckle.. still smilin' Smile  XXX
Hi Pauline,
Hopefully mooring at Ranworth,
If Cator keeps my options open. I'm still a bit confusticated about wot is meant by the "Island" but I've no doubt I'll find out when I arrive. It may not be until April Fool's day, but that fits somehow!! (Can't think why??)

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H

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The island is a dinghy ride away from the main mooring. It has water, but no land access. It's easy enough to bring a boat across to the end of the slipway to load up, etc. and the car parking is good. The island mooring is generally very quiet, except for a certain afternoon in June, see Forum Annual Meeting! Playful
We have been on Priory Meadow for several years, and I am very happy with the way the Cators run the moorings.

Pauline

'Stop it you silly ass!' cried the Rat from the bottom of the boat 'You can't do it! You'll have us over!'

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Thanks Pauline,
I did notice that event, but I thought that as a Newbie, I was suffering from a spot of "nah, it can't be the same place... can it?".



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H

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Please see attached piccie.
The main broad is to the south, the river Bure to the North.
The Island itself is a public paid overnight mooring. Your bit is not open to the public.

Pauline

'Stop it you silly ass!' cried the Rat from the bottom of the boat 'You can't do it! You'll have us over!'


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