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Ben_M89
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Looking to hire Forth Bridge 2 this year and its my
first time on the broads (although not new to boats as
i skipper commercial boats , so i guess its a bit of a
busmans holiday!)  

Is the Forth Bridge 2 a good boat , there is two of us
going but we want a decent size comfortable boat and
the Forth Bridge 2 has dual helm positions making it
good for visibility.

Also is the local area good, are there plenty of places
to moor up and grab a bite to eat in the evening?

A few things i would like to ask is about the booking
as i dont know what it consists of, do you get the
money back or any of it back?

- Non Refundable Security Waiver (about 48 pounds)
- Fuel Deposit (140pounds)
- Parking for the week (15 pounds)

Also with 2 of us would we need to empty sullage tanks
as a pump out somewhere mid week or will it last the
week ok?   Also what about fresh water?  Is this extra
charges to refill or included?

Thanks for the help in advance!



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hi there
I can't say anything about the boat but what I can say
on your fuel deposit you get refund less the fuel you
use on your week, car parking No, Pumpout on the size of
the boat and just 2 of you should be ok for the week
just keep an eye and when you can use pubs/public loos.
Fresh water you will need to top up ever day is about
the norm there is normally a small charge for this.

Chris

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Thanks for the quick response. So you have to pay out daily to top up fresh water? must be a small tank?

anyone that has hired before , do you know the approx prices of pump out ?

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A big craft for two, just remember the speed throttle
will be governed.Not like your commercial boats.
I would be very surprised if you need a pumpout with a
boat that size for a week. Not everywhere do you pay
for water. I would guess that boat would have at least
a 80 gall tank if not more. From memory having looked
inside similar craft the bedroom at the stern is roomy.
Enjoy your holiday.
Also, you have an excellent pub The Bridge Inn next to
your home boatyard, and would suggest you book a table
for your last night there.

Iain.

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too late!





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welcome to the forum , some moorings ask you to pop a donation in the tin , others don't .
pump outs vary , try some of the private yards, Boulter Marine, and Horning Marina services etc

Have a great busmans hol Cheers

don't forget to print off your nbf sticker for the window, so we can come and say hello



Steve & Maggie.

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The Mrs and myself hired last year for the first time. We had a smaller older boat (Melody), water usage will mainly be down to how long you spend in the shower, water topup was free at a yard we moored in, and a couple of quid (honesty box) on one of the public staithes. We pumped out once (probably didn't actually need to)that was around £10. Some boats have water and bog gauges, others don't. We did Stalham to Wroxham, Potter Heigham down to Acle. In a week we used £46 of fuel.

If you are booking through Hoseasons there are some discounts out there, I get 10% off through CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).

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some places its free water others ask £1, pumpouts vary from £10 -£18 depends where you go ,on a weeks holiday with this size of boat I doubt you will need to pump out at all, and even water should last at least 2 days


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Hi, and Welcome,

If you look at "Diesel Prices" in the "Broads Boat owners Q&A" section, you'll find some pump-out info there. Granted some of the info is quite dated, but prices seem quite stable for now.

Regards, Ray.

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She has twin heads, you shouldn't need to pump out with just 2 of you, that's a toilet each. Wink

Paul & Jenny

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Thank you for all your Replys very useful

We haven't booked yet as need to confirm I can get the week off work  but would be through hoeseasons.   Any tips there? Price is looking at 697 all in.   What is the security waiver of 45 pounds?

Reason we chose that boat is because some of the others in the fleetof lower size looked very pokey inside.   We only really need a good size double bed and a bathroom and somewhere to sit down etc
I like the fly bridge or a boat with sliding roof but otherwise unfussed.Any recommendations are welcomed

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