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Post by pipedream on Fri May 08, 2015 7:39 pm

Bank Holiday W/E and we have arrived in Goole, so as reqested some photos from the trip.
Overnighted at Torksey then to sit low tide out after miss timing the run and arriving early we penned into Keadby
Those who say narrowboats are not for the tidal river this chap was on his way to Keadby.
We met some proper shipping near Trent Falls and up to Goole. 
We have some video we are sorting and will put up later.
I am trying to get some of Pipedream from another boat.

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As requested a few of the interior

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Post by F23 flittermouse on Fri May 08, 2015 7:48 pm

Serious boat, not sure if envious or scared!! Looks a treat. Think I will stick with puddle jumping.........

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Post by Liberty on Sat May 09, 2015 11:15 am

Wow.... good photos.... BIG ships!!!

Thats a section of river I would like to do one day.  I used to live by the canal in Woodlesford, by the lock on the outskirts of Leeds, ... maybe one day....
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sat May 09, 2015 1:41 pm

Nice boat and some serious boating.

Thanks for sharing Smile
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Post by Donie75 on Wed May 13, 2015 3:57 pm

Nice to see another 33 on the forum. I have a F33 Sedan. She's got a single Ford Mermaid 80hp diesel and was built for a hire boat operator here in Ireland. She is in private ownership for around 8 - 10 years now. I bought her 2 years ago. She was fairly tired when I got her but I'm making my way through the very long jobs list.
I painted the hull and replaced all the ply in the aft cockpit in the last few months.

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Post by Riverlark on Wed May 13, 2015 7:48 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Serious boat, not sure if envious or scared!! Looks a treat. Think I will stick with puddle jumping.........
i know what you mean, but nice boat, loads of room inside.
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Post by Russ on Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi I'm proud owner of 33 Sport this year and my wife wants us to cuddle up together in the front berth Shocked
My boat doesn't have the infill between the berths and I saw your does making it into a very nice double. Do you know if there is one available to buy or is there a design somewhere I can copy.
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Post by pipedream on Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:08 pm

The infill is quite simple, it is 2 pieces of ply with a lathe down the edge the buts up to the doors,
and a single triangular cushion that goes on top. I will take some pictures of the parts next time I go to the boat if it helps
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Post by Russ on Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:10 pm

yes it would help thanks very much
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Post by pipedream on Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:03 am

Infill Pictures
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Post by F23 flittermouse on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:03 am

Pictures tell a thousand words ! Good info Pipedream. One thing missing ? The existing berth edges already have the moulding that the infill rests on (on mine anyway)

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Post by Russ on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:07 am

Yes thanks pipedream. Mine are the same as fitter so will need to do some sort of mod to make it fit.
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Post by Ray1 on Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:03 am

Great photos of your trip and of your boat. I have cruised from Torksey to Keadby many times and around to Goole and return twice. Your photos bring back memories.
For those who have not done the trip to Keadby yet it is worth the effort, just take advice and timing from lock-keepers and use chart, radio, life jackets, anchor etc.
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Post by pipedream on Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:23 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Great photos of your trip and of your boat. I have cruised from Torksey to Keadby many times and around to Goole and return twice. Your photos bring back memories.
For those who have not done the trip to Keadby yet it is worth the effort, just take advice and timing from lock-keepers and use chart, radio, life jackets, anchor etc.
 
Are you still at Torksey, Do you know if I would be able to get through Lincoln and down to Boston.
It is 1 of the options for a route to the Broads next year
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Post by Liberty on Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:12 am

Data shows the Glory Hole to be 2.8 meters.  But it is an arch and I don't know if that is a maximum boat air draught or a measurement to the apex of the arch.

2.8 meters is 9' 2" and according to the web, a Freeman 33 should be 8' 2" with nothing on the hardtop roof.  So at 'normal' water levels you should be able to get under without too much trouble.

NB.  This is based on internet data...... not personal experience!!!

The Broads is well worth it, take plenty of fenders and be prepared to moor stern on.  You WILL get hit by other boats.  It's a fact of life.
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Post by Ray1 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:52 pm

Yes I'm still at Torksey. I asked a club member about his boat and the Glory Hole and his response is below:


It's a 33 Sedan.
If the guy hasn't got anything on the roof it will go through with ease. 
Just take it steady and once committed keep going because if you back off the rear lifts up. Also watch side clearance through glory hole. 

I hope this helps.

Good luck.
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Post by pipedream on Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:48 pm

Wishing you all a good 2017s boating. Thanks for the info will be trying the Gory Hole Easter Weekend
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