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Hi all,
with over 1000 members on the forum I would be most interested to know who owns their own boat on the broads and who hire boats?
Also, for owners, was the decision to buy based on hiring a boat in the first place? or did you do your boating elsewhere before the broads?
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Mat

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Mar-30-2006 @ 12:55 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Mat.

Owners, never hired, spent most of 20 my years boating before moving to the Broads 10 years ago at sea and Thames (heck is it really 30 years). The best of both words really, 10 mins over Breyden (courtesy to other vessels permitting before I get flamed) & out to sea or the whole of the broads system to chose from apart from above Potter, Ludham, Wroxham & Beccles, don't know why I waited so long. The only drawback is the 130 mile drive up from London every Friday afternoon
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At least it now seems to be accepted that I don't know that Roys is in Hoveton, but what the Sam Hill is a Cringle.  Ohhhh right Luke

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Hi Mat,

We hired boats on the broads for about 10 years, then tried sailing. Having fixed holiday dates at peak weeks we found the cost of hiring and the availability of boats we wanted a problem. So with some creative accounting we managed to justify the cost of our own yacht. It went back into the water last friday afternoon and the trip back to the moorings was magic with Kingfishers and an Owl on the way back. The photo is as we passed St. Benets

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Hi Mat

I would come under the hirer category, been hiring on and off since 1975. I would love to have my own boat someday, might have to wait for the right numbers to come up!

Best of luck with the survey!

Cheers

Howard

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I have hired boats on the Broads for 40 years.
   I do own a boat, moored in Chichester harbour on the south coast.

gordon

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Ian,
love the term 'creative accounting', think I've be using that since first buying a boat! Smile
Antares, Howard and Gordon you have suddenly made me think how long ago it was when I started boating, 'but I'm still so young!' I hear friends say!! Playful
My mum and dad introduced me to the broads when I was around 3years old. They first sailed there on honeymoon in a boat from Chumley and Hawke called Brown Elf. Apparently it was the first time my dad had sailed a boat.
cheers
Mat

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I hire boats but as long as Kris Cruisers don't sell Lady Selina in less than 10 years I worked out I should be able to afford her if not I'll just sell a kidney.

james

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But you are still young Mat  Smile

Funnily enough, I had a very similar introduction to the Broads. My dad was, and still is, a keen sailor. I remember they hired a boat from Wroxham (can't remember which one). There was very little wind and it rained for most of the week. I spent most of the time in the dinghy (with outboard) pushing the yacht along. In spite of the rain I loved it and have had the bug ever since!

Howard

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I used to go on hire boats with my parents from various yards on the Broads.  I have hired once with some friends but since I got married I've only managed a day boat!!  My wife is not very keen on boats but she does like the shopping in Norwich so there is still some hope  Playful Wink
I also worked on hireboats as an engineer for 10 years but this was on the Thames.  James keeps pestering me as I worked on Lady Selina Evil Grin
I'm actually visiting the Broads just before Easter but that's work related.

Neil

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First sailed at tender age of 8 months and hired on and off mainly broads but some canals.
Bought first boat over 20 years ago (17ft) and they just kept growing!!!

After 10 years on canals we migrated south for easier/safer boating with young children and havn't gone back! Well atleasr the boat hasn,t.

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