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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Chris Meyer on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:29 pm

Thought this was obvious from Dave's original post, we will be arranging a campsite slot for the night, but next year hope to spend a month on the Broads with a slip  and tow from tonytugboats. Are any Broads likely to make Thames meet in may, we're hoping to make it by boat but possibly still by road

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Post by Chris Meyer on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:33 pm

By Broads, I meant members with cruisers as opposed to the american connotation

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Post by Simritdave on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:41 pm

Greetings from Durban. 26c but a little overcast.  
The £8 is a mooring fee.  If anyone plans to park in the broad, they will have to pay the fee, if they leave cars at the car park, I honestly don't know if there is, or if there ain't, a parking charge. I will send a mail to the Salhouse Rangers and ask the question.
If we do indeed have a CinC, the moorings will be reserved (and guarded by a Ranger until 19:00) for use on our return. I am sure, there will be sufficient attendance by Broads boats, to allow anyone arriving by car to join in, should they wish to do so. my thoughts are cruise up to Wroxham Broad and back.
There are some concrete "pads" available for BBQ, it would be good if one or two of the landlubbers could bring a reasonably sized BBQ for all to use (probably easier than carrying one on the foredeck).
More to follow as I get more info
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Post by Simritdave on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:11 pm

The very nice and efficient lady at Salhouse has just responded thus:-

The car park is free, but there is a donation box in case anyone would like to leave some money for us! The walk down to the Broad from the car park is about 10 minutes.


I hope this is sufficiently clear for everyone. 
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Post by Liberty on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:41 pm

Just for info.... for any landlubbers.  The walk from the car park to the broad is probably going to take a little longer than 10 minutes if I remember correctly.  I understand it has been surfaced now and is a little easier to negotiate than when I lived in Salhouse.  Then it was a seriously muddy path not to be undertaken without wellies..... worse after rain!!!

Maybe it appeared longer then as my legs were shorter!!!

I just have this illusion of someone dragging a large BBQ down a mile long path and over a stile.....
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Post by Chris Meyer on Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:08 pm

I'll bring wellies, a BBQ and a sack barrow  Smile

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Post by Maid Marion on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:20 am

The three of us on Maid Marion will probably be there, Depending on whether our house move has been finalised by then as it seems to be taking forever.

We are happy it is at Salhouse as this is one of our favourite places to spend a day or two. 

Barrie, Hazel and Millie (The Boating Beagle)

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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Thu May 28, 2015 1:08 pm

As the Thames Crew now have their event complete, I will now restart the preparations for our forthcoming meet at Salhouse Broad on August 01st.
For those coming by boat, please send me your mooring fee of £8.00 by way of confirmation.  Please also tell fellow Broads Freemaners of the event and invite them (a) to join the forum (if not already a member) and (b) feel free to come along and join us.  So far, I only have 2 confirmed boats, its always a worrying time, organising such an event, not knowing if sufficient people will turn up or enough moorings are booked, if you don't want to part with your hard earned cash right now, at least drop me a line to confirm attendance please. 
A couple of things; I recognise that the walk from the car park to the moorings is not the easiest and may be a little too far for some of the attendees planning to arrive by road.  To that end, I am seeking permission to allow 1 vehicle down the private track to a point closer to the moorings.  I should have a response on that during next week - watch this space.  If this is successful, then whose ever car we use as a taxi, perhaps this could also be the provider of a BBQ Grill - any volunteers?  If I am unsuccessful with this request, we might be able to organise a pick up at somewhere like Wroxham Yacht Club and drop off later in the day.
Unfortunately, due to my impending (temporary) move to the USA, (don't worry, your mooring fees are safe!!), I personally will not be in attendance.  However, I'm pleased to say, my boat will be there, along with a guest Captain and Crew on board - The Prof is taking to The Broads - I've warned the rangers and will have both engines speed limited (I know all about them F1 types Smile ).
More details to follow.
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu May 28, 2015 1:29 pm

Thanks for taking the time to organise this Dave, especially as you won't be attending Sad
Also a huge thank you for the offer the use your boat for the weekend Very Happy
(don't worry, I leave all the F1 stuff behind when I get on the river. The change of pace is very welcome Wink)

I believe that Tony Tugboats will be attending in his 26 (still in the process of doing her up, so she didn't make the Thames meet) and I also believe that the offer to transport boats still stands if anyone wants to move their boat for a holiday on the broads. Tony's details can be found here http://www.tonytugboats.com/ or there's a link at the bottom of the site.
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Liberty on Thu May 28, 2015 3:10 pm

Wooohooooo!!  Party on Dave's boat!!!!!  afroafroafroafro


I can not confirm that I will be there by boat or not.... there are many things that will have to come together to get Liberty there.... tides, wind, weather, crew, locks, bridges... just to name a few.


PS... if you have the inclination to crew a large Freeman at sea..... don't hesitate to come forwards!!! (That's a serious offer!)
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu May 28, 2015 3:14 pm

That might interest me if the dates work Dean Smile
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Thu May 28, 2015 3:54 pm

Before you start the rave on my boat, think about the huge security deposit Prof will have to leave prior to taking her out Captain

Think about Southern boat owners, if we could organise a flotilla and/or a bigger boat to shepherd you across Breydon - both ways, would there be interest in that?
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Thu May 28, 2015 3:55 pm

If you just logged in and didn't read the past few posts on P3, you might want to do that now......
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by F23 flittermouse on Thu May 28, 2015 6:52 pm

Hi Dave and other Broads party goers.
I will be coming by car (just too far in the boat for a day out ) and would be willing to offer my car (Mondeo Estate )as a taxi if you can get that concession. We do have a "Blue Disabled Badge" for my wife, which may swing it with the owners. Anybody coming by car who needs a lift down the lane, assuming it's a goer, if you PM me I will give you a mobile contact number to call  me up.(@Jim Wills & Katherine, this will be a godsend for you and us as discussed)

Ref the BBQ, although I am not into that, if someone has one they need carting down again I'm willing.
Hope the weather is kind, have several boats/people and we have a good time to make Dave really jealous Twisted Evil

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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Chickadee on Fri May 29, 2015 12:38 am

Hi all will definatly be there on the 1st so much so have cancelled a weekends sail training to attend. I will be coming down from Stalham so if anyone wants a lift from the Ant or i can come down to Horning, and give a lift back to Salhouse please let me know and i will try and accomodate.

Dave will look through previous posts to get payment details and send monies to you. Sorry you are going to mss out this time.

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Post by Chris Meyer on Fri May 29, 2015 9:40 am

Hi, just to clarify, at least 2 of us, possibly 3  from "Stravaigin"will be there arriving by car/cars to somewhere in the vicinity and camping overnight, are there pitches near the moorings or back near the carpark. I've seen several posts about lifts by boat from other parts of the broads so would this be an easier option than hiking, can anyone take 3 and where and when. Be a shame to park and walk, when we could park and ride Smile
Apologies if I'm asking questions that have been answered before.  Horning looks like a good place to abandon a car (at least 2 pubs) so if anyone is going through there.  Finally what time are expected arrive depart timings.

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Post by Czaradog on Fri May 29, 2015 12:57 pm

We'll be there (and hopefully won't breakdown on the way back this year !)

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Post by Simritdave on Fri May 29, 2015 9:53 pm

Chris, Chickadee is coming from Stalham, that's a nice cruise if he has room.  
Czaradog, pleased you are attending, can I ask you to sendmoorin fee by PayPal please.
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sun May 31, 2015 6:54 pm

@tonytugboats will be there with his 26
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Post by Czaradog on Sun May 31, 2015 11:10 pm

Hi,

OK but sorry if I missed it - who to ?

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Post by Liberty on Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:12 pm

A couple of queries....

1,  As I may or may not make the meet due to many factors including the weather, as I will be coming by sea from the Gt Ouse.  Can I pay on the day for moorings????  I'm happy to risk £8 up front if not.

2, Does anyone know if I can buy a Short Visit Toll from Gt.Yarmouth Yacht Station?  and/or Oulton Broad Yacht Station???  I'm not happy to risk £48 up front!!!
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:21 pm

@Czaradog wrote:Hi,

OK but sorry if I missed it - who to ?

@simritdave - probably best to PM him for his paypal details

@Liberty wrote:
1,  As I may or may not make the meet due to many factors including the weather, as I will be coming by sea from the Gt Ouse.  Can I pay on the day for moorings????  I'm happy to risk £8 up front if not.

Another one for Dave I'm afraid, I'm pretty sure he has to pay up front
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Post by Czaradog on Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:25 pm

Apparently I haven't reached the 'postings limit' to be able to PM - can someone help ?

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:26 pm

You have now Smile
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Re: Freeman Forum - Broads meet

Post by Simritdave on Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:59 pm

@Liberty wrote:A couple of queries....

1,  As I may or may not make the meet due to many factors including the weather, as I will be coming by sea from the Gt Ouse.  Can I pay on the day for moorings????  I'm happy to risk £8 up front if not.

2, Does anyone know if I can buy a Short Visit Toll from Gt.Yarmouth Yacht Station?  and/or Oulton Broad Yacht Station???  I'm not happy to risk £48 up front!!!

1.  It would be appreciated please.  I would like to have numbers finalised before I leave to the U.S. In July.

2. In short, yes it would appear so: http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/owning-a-boat/tolls/short-visit-toll/short-visit-outlets
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