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Hi All, I am returning to broads after a 10 year gap and would welcome some advice. I am in a group of 4 gents who are visiting for the weekend and who are picking up a boat from Acle tomorrow afternoon.

Looking for recommendations for our first night's mooring. We all like a pint but nothing to raucous. I was thinking Thurne is a safe bet, but maybe we should push on a bit further?

Any ideas?

Thanks
Mark

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Seems strange to move this from General Chat (which it is) to First Time On The Broads ( Which, according to the opening statement , it isn't)

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if you go to Thurne the moorings on the left are now free, but are in poor condition, on the right it costs £4 but less chance of a damaged ankle ! you pays your money or take your chances, either way Enjoy.

George Sims

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Is that looking down the dyke from the river towards the pub?

Chris.

I have swallowed the anchor but
have not tried mud weight yet!

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Hi there ,
Depending what time you collect your boat , you could try stokesby , which you have the ferry inn pub ,  just behind it you have stokesby tea room and stores , which you can have a nice breakfast in the morning before you leave , top up with any groceries ,
Or you could try Womack stathie , pub  ( kings arms ) and shops just at top of the road ,

steve and vicky

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At Ranworth you have the Maltsers, these are stern on moorings and are taken up quickly, same as Womack water too.
Time is of the essence, but arriving much after 4:00 pm you may be dissapointed.
You could make Ludham bridge up the Ant, with the Dog up the road.

Consider where other boats are coming from, scores coming down the Ant, dozens down the Thurne from Potter Heigham lol.
If it's a weekend hire, and you can get there early, then you may be the first out, so go for it.
Hint... always have a back up meal with suitable drinks on board, if you don't make your chosen destination.
Important.... Take a torch...

best regards, Richard.

Can't wait to be back on our boat on
the Broads.

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Hi Mark The thurn is one of the shortest distance and the safest to embark on your return from pub along with Stokesby which you will go past on your way to thurne dyke both do meals and good vitamin p,and less of a hangover if you leave windows open on the broads. John

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We picked our boat up at Acle and were advised to run the engine for 3-4 hours to charge the battery before mooring overnight.
In that time, most of the Northern broads will be in range.

DaveHR
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Think we are over looking the fact here that we are coming in to a very busy time of the season , with most moorings being full or near to full, weekends can be busy with privateers let alone Friday - Monday hireboats , ludham bridge moorings do get full as it does tend to be first stop of port of call for Richardsons coming down the ant from stalham, ( as we saw early last Saturday morning ) , anyhow if you get a reasonable collection time you should be ok , good luck and enjoy

steve and vicky

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3-4 hours to charge the battery!!  Why on earth are the yard sending you out with a flat battery?

Hire a dinghy, that way the options open up for you... mudweight on Malthouse, Womack Water, South Walsham - and row in...


Danny


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