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Miscellaneous Members Queries and Information Requests

Some recent miscellaneous information requests and queries from members taht I couldn't answer directly....If you can help answer any of these please use the contact form to send me an update or pointer and I will ensure it gets to the originator and depending on the success of the query generating useful responses, I will  publish answers on the website in due course.....

a) Hampton Safari Moulds for Fibreglass Front Windscreens
Rumour has it that there were/are some moulds that were used to manufacture front windscreen in fibreglass. We think that TopCraft has a set but think these were destroyed when the company closed down. Does anyone know the whereabouts of any others and, if possible some contact details?

b) Potential Sellers We Have Potential Buyers!
We have a keen potential buyer looking to purchase a Mk2 or Mk3 Safari that has been well maintained and in good condition. The buyer is local to the Broads and interested in viewing any new boats that come up for Sale. If you are thinking of selling your Safari why not contact us before heading for the Brokers. The club does not charge for advertising or putting potential buyers and sellers in contact with one another. If you are looking to buy or sell please use the contact form due to GDPR requirements.

c) Cable Steering System Adjustment
We have an owner based in France who would like to know how to adjust the slack in the steering system for a Safari 25 mark II. It has a Swedish made mark II cable steering system....can anyone provide a pointer to a useful guide, docs or helpful hints/tips?

d) Bow Thrusters On Safari
We have a member who would like to know if anyone knows of/or has  a Hampton Safari fitted with bowthrusters? If so please contact us as we'd love to gain some insight on experience/benefits, costs and reliability etc.

e) Owner with Safari in France wants to trace UK history...
Frits who owns Cavalier moored on the Canal Du Midi has identified his old Broads registration as H745. Unfortunately there is little or no information in the usual sources so we are casting the net among readers of our website to ask if anyone can shed any light on the past history of H745 either on, or since it left, the Norfolk Broads waterways....please use the contact form to update us initially.
Has Anyone Seen Our '63 Honeymoon Suite lately?
....Back in 1963, Eric formally enlisted his crew and trusty co-pilot Marian, not by Press Gang but via a wedding ceremony. 54 years later, Captain and Crew are still together and they are trying to locate their floating honeymoon suite "On Safari". While enlisting our help with the search, Eric also shared other interesting information and documentation dating back to that time. See our new article A Honeymoon On Safari

After some basic research using Craig Slawson's database we think "On Safari" is S875, a Hampton 22 which matches Eric's documents but disappeared off the BA register around 2006. Does anyone out there know of it's current or final resting place? If so do please let us know.
The Waveney Stardust:

Are you a boating enthusiast that has had to give up your boating adventures due to age, ill health, or just being considerably less agile than a few years ago? If so, here's a great way for you to get back  afloat and enjoy the Norfolk Broads again! The Waveney Stardust Charity operate two boats, one based on the Northern System (operating from Stalham and Horning) and the other based on the Southern system operating from Norwich, Brundall and Beccles. The boats are available for hire by qualifying groups for half/full day crusies on the Norfolk Broads.

One of our members, Alan McKechnie started out as a Waveney Stardust qualified/trained volunteer Skipper and has recently become the Boat 1 Director responsible for the day to day organisation, planning, marketing and crewing for the Stardust boat running trips on the northern rivers. The Waveney Stardust team also extend a warm welcome to any new volunteers willing to help with any aspects of running the boats and cruises and offer full training. Find out more here.
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