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MorningSwan
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Retirement and boredom has finally won out and total insanity settled in and I've gone and done it!! YES!! I have bought a boat on the broads, a certifiable thing to do but none the less I am now a proud owner of a hole in the water to waste my pension on.

Just returned home from the first four day shakedown cruise and keen to get back for more and to get to know the boat a bit better but we got on well from first sight.
Leaving her on her mooring toreturn home was slightly sad after a glorious weekend though it's a lot different to the feelings I had so many times when returning from hiring one, at least now I know I can get in the car and be afloat any time I like, that's a good feeling if there ever was one.

So to complete the insanity I thought I had better join the merry band on here, you never know I may need the 'expert' advice some of you can give in the future.

The boat?  She's a Birchwood TS31 By the name of Morning Swan may to some be the epitome of the kind of craft totally unsuitable for the Broads but it ticks my boxes as it will likely be getting frequent tastes of the salty stuff to stretch her legs as it were, once I am fully happy with her and how she behaves that is.

Me? I come from the land 'up North' where we wear clogs and live in caves, I'm well retired and answer to the name of Paul, though have been called many other things over the passage of time I've been around And even answer to some.

Hopefully see some of you around on the river before long.





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A big welcome from us.    Well done for joining the
p.ss poor but very happy band of boat owners.   You
wont regret a moment. boat-power

Women dont nag they just point
things out...



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Welcome to the NBF, Paul. Nice to have you on board. Cheers
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may to some be the epitome of the kind of craft totally unsuitable for the Broads
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Sadly, there are those mysanthropes who regularly pontificate about the 'suitability' of certain boats on the Broads. My advice would be to ignore them. Certain boats on the Broads do require compromises to be made but...if you're happy with those compromises then the boat is 'suitable' to you...end of. Smile

John

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Welcome aboard Paul a lovely Boat and the only person it has to suit is you. Where are you moored, North or South?

dave Cheers

if it is to be it is up to me!

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Thanks for the welcome folks,  

'Hylander'  already regretting leaving her to come home but that will happen every time.

'Dibbler'  Any boat that floats is suitable in my book but as you say they are all without exception a compromise of wants versus costs.

'TerryTibbs'  well she Certainly suits me for the moment, I'm on the Northern side for the moment but may well be moving to the South side shortly if I can find a decent spot, not that I don't like the North On the contrary in some ways I prefer it but It's easier access to the sea from the South.

Oh, and apologies for initially drooping my introductory post in the wrong category, thanks for redirecting it.


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Welcome Paul. Did I spot you out on the Bure or Thurne on Saturday?

Steve. CM1

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Hi Paul.... watched you come back into the marina late sunday pm...we were just packing away and getting ready to make tracks back home and saw you come past boat looks nice and sounded good..

Steve, Tracy, Billy and Lulu
the mutt...broadland lady.

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'Steve51' If it was Saturday it would have been the Bure, somewhere en-route from Acle to Horning via the Maltsters for lunch.

'Sidestand' that would have been me and my son-in-law aboard Sunday night.  Yes she sounds lovely but a bit smokey at low revs, she needs a good blast in open water to blow the soot out I think, the Volvos don't like river speeds unfortunately though on the river trial the broker and I did touch around 18knots (legally on speed exe,pt plates I add in a designated stretch or the Thurne) she sounds great at that speed though remarkably quiet inside.

Thanks for the welcome both

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Good evening, Paul, and welcome to the Forum  Smile

I've pm'd you with relevant details as requested.

Cheers

Steve.

Steve & Maggie.

Magellan (Westward 38)

Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !

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Thank you Steve, I'll check out that info cheers for that.


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