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Post by RichK on Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:11 pm

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Re: Nice woody

Post by Chris Meyer on Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:48 pm

aaaargh, interior fitout in the style of a garden shed

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Post by JIML on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:02 pm

Agreed, Nice exterior, shame about the inside.  Can't see a loo either - must be bucket and chuckit.  A few more pictures would have been usefull.

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Re: Nice woody

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:11 pm

Suede has been on and off the market for years. There was an article in MBO a few years ago where a retired couple has bought her...after that was written, they pulled out. She stayed for sale at Ting Dene for quite a while. She was always a lovely looking boat, but I believe  previous owners have had more than their fair share of problems. 

As for the interior fit out, someone needs shooting
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Post by bigscale on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:05 am

I agree with comments at my boat yard their is a  45 foot broom that a chap called Dave is renovating he says it is worth £100000.00 having seen this boat and the price i believe him, i will post pictures  out of interest this boat was rescued from a rotten wreck you just have to admire the skill  in rebuilding her
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Post by RichK on Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:14 pm

Agree as well, lovely looking outside but shame about the interior fit out, bet it was lovely woodwork originally.
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Re: Nice woody

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:21 pm

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I'm on the boat and running out of data, but there might be some pics in the September 2014 issue of motorboat owner.
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Re: Nice woody

Post by bigscale on Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:38 am

Not A freeman but look at the craftsmanship involved in this

This is a broom mariner only 2 made i am told worth £100000.00 when completed he has brought her back from the dead not yet varnished such skill must be admired
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Post by Stephen on Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:37 pm

More likely a labour of love. Done it because he can and there lies his pleasure. He could afford a better car by the look of it if he hadn't embarked (nice word!) on this expensive time-consuming obsession.
I'm too cynical in old age. I'd want a boat to use, not to flog my guts out trying to make it into one and kidding myself about the value. And probably boring to his loved ones.
When finished - if ever - it will be old-fashioned, uncomfortable, and cost a fortune to upkeep. Is it worth it?
Here is a similar top of the range of the period, in claimed mint condition, asking £30k and ready to use!
http://norfolk.boatshed.com/broom_captain-boat-222744.html

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Post by bigscale on Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:51 pm

Steve like you i would not take it on to old nor would have i raised the Marie rose  or the titanic some times ones passion is not counted in money but achievement he maintains a broom commander  sold for £80000.00  last year anyway my point is has i have watched it progress and seen the skill and knowledge involved i can only admire him
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:22 pm

Is he a fisherman by any chance Question

http://www.nya.co.uk/broomcommander.html
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Post by Stephen on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:56 pm

If there were only two ever built then Pat's must be the other one. At £40K immaculate. I would never want a boat refurbished from a neglected wreck in favour of a cherished boat from day one and fully equipped with the bits and pieces a boat collects and most owners hand on.
I know I'm being contentious and genuinely without having the slightest wish to offend, but unless your friend owned the boat advertised I think he is another dreamer. Yards are full of them and their tedious half finished "projects". Something about boats that attracts foolishness, like people who buy a whole boat on Ebay without seeing.
I know posts can be marked up. Can they also be marked down, in which case mine is probably a candidate in some eyes! Sorry!

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Post by thomas winner on Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:27 pm

Prof Pat Pending wrote:Is he a fisherman by any chance Question

http://www.nya.co.uk/broomcommander.html

This boat was in Thames and Kennet marina in the late nineties on the hardstanding. You could push your finger through the hull in various places and I thought it was a gonner.
 Someone with  skill and determination  restored it.
Now it's admired wherever it goes.
I think it was worth it!

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Re: Nice woody

Post by bigscale on Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Thank you Thomas no Pat he is not a fisherman the commander is stunning and that is what i said to dave everyone will turn their heads when this is completed the photos do not do it justice yet to be varnished and of course the top of the boat completed the way i see it something like this serves two purposes one the joy of rebuild two for many years people will be able to see a another classic boat is that not why we own freemans
ps would i have spent another £3500.00 on my 22 or just sold and brought another boat i hope freeman boats are around in another hundred years i think john freeman deserves it
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Post by thomas winner on Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:56 pm

Further details from 2014

http://www.peterfreebody.com/brokerage-detail.php?boat=11

When I was ten my father hired a boat on the thames called Maid Marguerita. It was a Broom Admiral 42 footer. Hence my interest in this type of craft. It was a fabulous boat and I loved every minute of it.

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Re: Nice woody

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:46 am

Here's how the 30 used to look when she was in original spec and for sale for somewhat less 


http://dailyboats.com/boat/59504-freeman-30-for-sale
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Re: Nice woody

Post by bigscale on Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:03 am

Still  a lovely boat Pat but hate the portable  toilet ever since the days i hired a cruiser from Walton on Thames in the 70s went up to oxford cannot remember where anyway went to empty our wast into a big round concrete trough yes you can  probably guess what happened i was young full of energy throw the wast in it then it whisked round the bowl and came right back at me have a sea toilet and tank on my boat do not want to be reminded of that  all the time mind you the rest of the people waiting where amused made their day
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