Posted by Mike Field on July 21, 2023 at 19:21:30 user mikefield.
In Reply to: Videos of the Norfolk Borads in 1933 posted by Magnus Smith on July 20, 2023 at 07:02:38:
I've also just found a modern clip of a two-day cruise on Lullaby, from Hunters Yard at Ludham, up-river to Horsey. (Lullaby masqueraded as Teasel in the 'Coot Club' and 'Big Six' movies.)
As well as sailing they showed quite a bit of quanting on (the non-tropical) Kendal and Meadow Dykes; they shot the Potter Heigham bridges twice; and they moored to a mud-weight overnight on Horsey Mere. (I find it odd that the word 'Kendal' for some reason has morphed into 'Candle' these days.)
There's some excellent footage of the pennant staff and how it's rigged and set; of how slack the lee shrouds are and how they become taut as she goes about; a crowsfoot on the lower end of the quant (which I hadn't known about); the canvas-sided pop-top for the cabin; the counterweight on the mast; and a lot of other details that are mentioned in the books.
From the video's blub -- "I am on the Norfolk Broads in East Anglia sailing Lullaby, a vintage 1930s wooden sailing cruiser with my friend Bob. We have two days to explore part of the river Thurne and into Horsey Mere under sail, spending the night at anchor on the water as the birds call and the mist rolls in. We hired this magnificent boat from Hunters Yard in Ludham. It was built by the Hunter family in 1932 and is available to hire. It sleeps four people in two separate cabins beneath the pop-top cabin roof and has a basic galley kitchen complete with period crockery, and a toilet on board. To travel the Broads by sail is a delight - no noisy diesel engine, just the sound of the wind, the reeds rustling and the birds singing as you silently pass by."
Forty-odd minutes of leisurely enjoyment.
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