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nealg285
May-19-2012 @ 12:44 PM                           Permalink
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hi every one my name is Neal im 42 ive just booked my first holiday on the north broads im hiring maliboo light 42 foot 6 berth from Herbert Woods ive only used a little day boat in a cannal before so im abit nervous can any one give me a couple of tips PLEASE
thank you so much Neal

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Welcome

You will be fine  Smile   You will have some tuition from the boat yard when you pick up the boat but some other advice.

Take it slowly, there is no hurry, it's not a race and no boats do not come off any better than cars if they are bumped!

Plan ahead on how you are going to moor in that space or leave it.  Think about leaving a side on mooring by reversing out, that way your stern will not swing round and clip the other boats when you turn out as you leave.

Have some patience with other people, (That's some advice for everyone) especially sailing boats, hopefully they will give you some instruction as to where to go.  But if not go round the back of them, don't think you can put your foot down and get infront when they seem to be on the wrong side of the bank, they might be just about to turn into that space on a tack.  But also don't forget that they get it wrong too.  (I should know I am one of them) Refer back to 'have some patience'

You will get lots of advice from looking around this forum, (avoid the moaning minnines)but most of all have fun and enjoy the beauty of the broads.  You will have a fab time and hopefully come back another time to see all the bits you missed by taking it easy on this trip.
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Sometimes I am really interested to know why people chose to holiday on a boat on the broads if they haven't done it before, so what made you chose this sort of holiday? Wink

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If you do everything at half the speed you think you can do it, that will be about twice the speed you should be doing it !

Relax & Enjoy

George Sims

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The above post is a 'Gud-un'  Smile

Where mooring is concerned always try to moor bow into tide except if the wind is stronger, then moor into wind if possible.  Try to learn before you get down there how to tie a clove hitch on a vertical post (Right under left to form a loop, drop it over the post and repeat - hey presto)  Also a round turn and two half hitches for tying to rings including rhond anchors, best done in both instances on the bight.

Print off 'My Logo' (At bottom of page) and display through windows

Oh yes and most importantly - Enjoy and of course welcome to the NBF


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dont want to sound bum but whats the bow my son says it the back is he right if so should he be captain lol

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Oops, he's lost his job there then.  The bow is the pointy bit at the front and stern the flat bit at the back.  Wink  Smile

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There is no red port left..


Which means that the left of the boat is the port side and the red navigation light that is shown at night is also showing on the left, that leaves the right side being the starboard, which shows a green light.

Easy to remember, on our boat there is often no whisky left either. Lol. This means tiime to go shopping again.

best regards, Richard.
I can't wait to be back on our boat on
the Broads.


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Brilliant advice as usual, thats the technical bits out of the way.

Hire a dinghy and explore the narrow dykes, we hired one last year and had so much fun

Have a glass of wine or two, sit on the deck and watch the famous norfolk sunsets.

Moor at a riverside pub and ejoy a meal whilst watching the boats cruise past.

Put down your mud weight on one of the large Broads,
you will feel like your the only people on the planet and all you will hear is the wildlife.

Explore the lovely little towns and villages, Norfolk folk couldn't be friendlier.

You will never find a more relaxing holiday.

Have a lovely time.

All the best

Viv



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Everyone has to start holidaying on the Broads at some time in their life!!! Some like me and Griff as an example started a bit earlier than others! Some had parents who brought them on holidays (like me and Griff as an example) but then those parents had to start sometime?

I know this isn't a simple answer really
Liz  Smile

SG12 most the time but sometimes in NR12!

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thank you for the advise your right on the Norfolk folk they are realy nice people
i was born in Wisbech but move away as a baby for my dads work

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