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Chelleandpaul
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Hello to everyone out there we have just joined the forum as we are starting our first ever boating holiday 3 weeks today. Excitement and trepidation all in one for us.Any tips would be most welcome for us to avoid any nasty moments. Advance warning for you all that us newbies will be let loose from Wroxham on 29th! Smile

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Oh deep joy........  Playful
Welcome. Who is the boat from?

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Hello and welcome,
Snap, my wife and I start our boating holiday in three weeks time but start a day early on the Friday. We are picking up the boat from from Brundall. If you need some boating advice map and distance charts etc please visit my web site which has a lot of printable stuff. You may see us on the river as we will be on Swan Rapture and will be displaying our Forum logo. Have a great holiday.

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


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Hi
My wife and I know exactly how you feel.Our holiday is next April and we are getting agitated,we moved to Oulton 2 weeks ago so decided to visit Beccles for a picnic and watch all those LUCKY holidaymakers moor up and have lunch in the bright sunshine.A situation which made us ENVIOUS,and JEALOUS. We have only had one holiday on the Broads and found it very addictive.The people you meet are welcoming and helpful.
Enjoy your hols.  


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Hello Chelleandpaul,

Welcome to the forum.

You are setting off from Wroxham are you hiring from Barnes Brinkcraft?

Which ever yard you are hiring from if you let the members know the name of the boat they will be able to advise you re the air draft of the boat and if it can go under Wroxham and Potter Heigham, after saying that the pilots at these briges will tell you if you can through or not.

Have you planned a route or are you just going to take it as it comes?

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Alan

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You have made a good choice and you will have a great holiday. There is nothing to avoid as everything you find on The Broads will be good.
My advice is just go where the river takes you. Stop frequently and get off. You will see far more if you do. Take it slow. There is no need to rush about because wherever you are now will be the right place.
Don't forget to visit Ludham.

Nigel
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Nigel does like to push ludham, don't know why? the place is beautiful and a good mooring spot, but get there early. If you pick tyhe boat up from wroxham on saturday why not come to salhouse broad where we are having a mini meet see Jollymoon thread there will be a few drunkeds there. Welcome to the forum, just take your time on holiday, the place can be addictive,my don't believe me see my thread up to my neck in it! I wouldn't do that anywhere else.

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Hi Alan

We are hiring from Norfolk Broads Direct and have the Fair Regent I think from memory. We aren't planning any route just go with the flow! We are a little concerned about our very first night as we can't collect the boat til 4 and that doesn't leave alot of daylight to find our first mooring but I'm sure we will find something. Scared

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Hi,

You will have around 2 1/2 Hrs daylight left so plenty of scope for your first overnight stay.  Salhouse maybe a first overnight location that will suit, and won't be full either.


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Hello Chelleandpaul,
I believe all boatyards give a boat pick up time of maybe 2:00 or 4:00.  I normally arrive and visit reception between 12:00 and 2:00 as you are sometimes lucky and take over boat a fair bit earlier. a good chance if the boat was not hired out the week before. I have sometimes been away as early as 11:00 but it's pot luck. I know it helps that I have been on the Broads many times and do not need to be taken for a trial run but I think it's still worth arriving early in hope.  Wroxham has plenty of shops and restaurants should you be kept waiting.  My wife and I hired Fair Regent a few years back and it was a very nice boat.  Our only issue with it was that the domestic batteries seemed to be Inadequate but this is probrably due to the fact the boat was capable of using shore mains power.  



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