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Wynnshep
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Hi all, After a number of years on the broads on  my families Shadow 33, canoeing and inflatable with OB I have just purchased my own little 2 berth 15ft Mayland. It's currently in Wroxham but Im arranging to get it moored in Beccles where I mnow live. Despite the experience i am a novice to be on my own and have a couple of questions that existing members may be able to assist with.

1. I have a couple of rhond anchors already. Which is better, or more suitable for the broads/my boat: a mud weight (if so what weight?). or anchor (which type?) I also guess for both what is the best length of line to either of these for the broads?  

2. Hoping not to but if i break down on the water, is there any assistance/recovery type service that can be contacted if this occurs?

Much appreciated for any advice

Cheers Wynn

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Hi I would say a mud weight would be sufficient around 10-15 kgs attached to approx 20 ft of 20mm rope. A length of chain between the Mud Weight and rope of abt 3ft could be a good idea but not essential. Boulters do a breakdown service but as they are North based may not be the best for you.

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Iam not the most experianced member to help you, but welcome to the forum and yes i have broken down twice... I rely on the good nature of other forum members to tow me to local boat yards... I will be joining boulters soon. Good luck with your boat, nothing better than your own boat on the broads.

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your definately experienced with mudwieghts tho Gary Evil Grin

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Dave (Terry Tibbs) has summed it up pretty well. Boulters do cover the southerns I believe and Maffetts are based in the south do recovery work.

http://www.maffett-cruisers.com/images/REPAIRS%20AND%20MAINTENANCE.pdf

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Hello Wynn,

As already stated Boulters are very good and will cover the Southern Broads. Maffetts also offer a good dive insurance at £60 per year.

We decided to pay for this year, it covers most of the year, there are conditions which are fair, such as the boat would have to be towed to another location if it was not safe to dive (for example Yarmouth).

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If you do break down then just hold the end of a mooring rope up at passing boats. Sooner rather than later someone will offer you a tow, its the way of the Broads.

By the way, how are you getting your boat from Wroxham to Beccles? Galleon Storage is a great place to keep a boat in Beccles.

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Thank you everyone for your kind welcomes and words of advice. I have managed to obtain a 22kg mudweight and a set of 4 new 10m matching ropes. I was linked up with the chaps who are operating out of Catfield and they were most helpful and good price. As well as providing boat engineering services they also have a boat shed of spares and salvage. I must investigate this further!

At the moment i cant get a few days away from commitments to cruise the boat down to Becles and I'm still struggling to get the boat trailerd down from Wroxham to Beccles as i dont have a 4x4 or trailer.

I have put the word out amongst friends and colleagues but no joy in getting a trailer or this done as yet.

If any forum member can help me in this im happy to pay and donate to the forum.

Cheers Wynn
  

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Welcome, I started some 20 years ago on the Broads with a 16ft Mayland. Had oodles of fun with her.

It was once referred to by a River Inspector as "That little yellow boat that is always moored at the Cantley Red house"!

She got moved to the River Nene (Nen) after I bought a bigger bot here. I sold her to my middle Lad for the price of the canopy £400. Later found the invoice for the canopy... £600  doh!

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Here she is in her glory now safely moored at Beccles, some tidying, sorting and cleaning to do. I guess a new canopy won't go amiss too!   Smile  

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