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Hi everyone.  I have recently become the sole owner of a lovely dc30 moored up in Wroxham.  The problem is although I have been out on her a few times I know nothing about the basics of boat ownership and getting her out on the river.  I don't want to sell her as she is a great boat and I love the Broads and even just using her as my holiday home is something I am looking forward to this Summer.  I am hoping to find someone who could show me the ropes so I can take my family out on her sometimes for which I am more than happy to pay.   I am hoping to start using her from April.  The yard is excellent and will do all the practical stuff.  know this forum is full of lovely helpful members so thought I would put this request out there. If anyone is interested please pm me
Thanks Carole



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pm sent.
You could contact the Nancy Oldfield Trust
http://www.nancyoldfield.org.uk/
who run the inland water helmsman course, 2 days training on 3 boats to get an RYA qualification.

We love the Broads


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Hello HappyHour and welcome to the forum. I've sent you a pm, but please check your preferences and make sure you've enabled PMs.

Steve. CM1 and NR12

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Firstly Carole a warm welcome to the Forum.

From what you say do we assume that you have inherited the boat or something and that it comes on an established mooring?  If so might I suggest that the most logical starting point is the Yard manager if you don’t already know him, as he or she would probably be able to put you in contact with reliable fellow moorers who would lend a hand.  Indeed there may be workers on the yard who would help you out.  If they incur expenses then clearly that should be re-embursed but otherwise You might find that the occasional use of the boat when you don’t need it might be a happy reward.  You might be surprised at the number of people involved with boatyards who would like to get out on the Water but cannot afford to do so.

Yes, By all means think about Courses, but, for the newbe Boatowner can I suggest that reassurance really comes from having someone around who can advise as and when required hence the value of fellow moorers.  If the boat has not been much used recently I suspect that there may be a certain amount of ‘snagging’ to be done.  A knowledgeable old hand will know what it is important to deal with to avoid expensive aftershocks and what although it may seem vital is just an irritation rather than a disaster.

Be careful about what you write in open forum, ensure that you have sorted out your ‘preferences’ and work out how to use  PM’s (private messages) so that you can quietly ask what, you may think are idiot questions, (actually there are no such things in the world of ‘Course Sailing’ just answering idiots who are not good at explaining.)

Above all don’t PANIC just have fun!
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Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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Welcolme.... where are you moored, if you have neighbours they will usually be happy to help out.

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Hi Happy hour welcome to the forum and will PM you if I can. Smile

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Thanks for that.  I will look into that.

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Thanks everyone for your helpful comments and offers of help.  I'm following those up so hopefully I can get going on my boat very soon.

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"Hi" Carol still having a problem getting a P.M to you can you check your settings. Smile

Kindest Regards Mike


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