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Aug-26-2007 @ 8:29 PM                           Permalink
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If you are out on the River over the next few days/ week - and you see a couple of Herbert Woods Cruisers with a large group of men in yellow T-shirts coming your way - be very careful.

We moored up today by the Dragon Inn, just up from G.Y and were relaxing for a bit when the first one appeared, coming straight for as, and rammed us at a fair speed, even with me shouting a warning at the "Skipper" (used lightly) - it was met with a shrug of the shoulders and no concern as to any damage he caused as he carried on.

Then came the second boat, again all in yellow T-shirts, this time 2 of them were stark naked, and another was being dragged along in the water by a rope, while his friends chucked beer cans at him.

I do feel that the boatyard should treat it with a bit more emphasis, the need to impress upon the hirers their responsibilities, and the sort of attitude that isn't acceptable. I wonder if they had enough complaints, would they would terminate a hire mid-week?

coupled with some thieving so and so's stealing my vhf, compass and boathook a few weeks ago, Broadland life seems a little tainted at the moment.


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Aug-26-2007 @ 11:45 PM                           Permalink
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May I suggest you give Herbert Woods boatyard a ring and speak to Reg Reeve.  You might also like to consider giving BA's Navigation team a bell 01692 678459.  These sort of antics will be repeated on a daily basis until a major incident occurs.

"There are old pilots.  There are bold pilots............."

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I believe I passed this group of idiots through Reedham this afternoon (Sunday 26th), ttfoxo.
They had all been drinking and were on the top deck, stripped to the waist, shouting and gestering at passers by.

How is it that boat yard owners allow such large groups of young men to hire Broads boats, when alcohol and rowdiness is prevalent?

Make sail Mr Cole!

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I will be ringing H.W tomorrow, as they weren't in the slightest bit bothered about the damage caused, or what was going to happen with the beer cans thrown in the river, or anyone else for that matter. I did ring the river inspectors at the time, but they had no-one in the area, so would "look into it" maybe a spot of weil's disease would discourage them!

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On a lighter note, moored at Gays Staithe Friday (24th Aug) along with a couple of other forum members, when just after 7pm a boatload of young lads came in to moor. This was there first boating holiday and their very first mooring. Each had a bottle in their hands and to be honest I expected the worst.

We helped them moor, they asked where the nearest pub was and it became plain they were just a nice bunch of guys having a great time afloat.

Although one did take an unexpected dip on their return later in the evening (he tripped getting on to the boat) I never heard a sound from them all night..  Smile

Thankfully not all same sex groups act irresponsibly.

Paul

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I rang Herbert Woods on monday morning, explaining what happened, and was told that Reg Reeve would call me in the afternoon - still waiting ........


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