Topic: Boat Aground Somerleyton

16E    -- Apr-2-2015 @ 7:32 AM
  Spotted this on CanalWorld Forum.

Posted by one of our members.



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It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Dibbler    -- Apr-2-2015 @ 7:48 AM
  Ouch! Wonder if the howling winds were a factor as they do sometimes rip across that section of the Waveney with enthusiasm.

Hopefully, everyone is ok and without injuries.


Steve51    -- Apr-2-2015 @ 10:45 AM
  Blimey, that's what you call a list! Whilst pootling along our apparently benign rivers, it's easy to forget the effect winds and tides can have.

Glad all are safe.

Steve. CM1

BRYAN    -- Apr-2-2015 @ 11:14 AM
  Hi cant open pics which boat is it please


pompeyboy    -- Apr-2-2015 @ 11:47 AM
  It looks  like one of Alphacraft's, possibly Hurricane/mustang by the look of it


Sunset W494

Biscuiteer    -- Apr-2-2015 @ 12:32 PM
  This is no surprise to me, we tried to get through Somerleyton 3 days ago and had to drive in circles trying to get the attention of bridge control. We were there for over half an hour, calling the number and beeping our horn. We eventually called Reedham control and the bridge opened almost straight after.

Thankfully we have an experienced skipper but it was not easy.

Glad everybody got off safely.

Gary&Dawn    -- Apr-6-2015 @ 5:50 PM
  We came through the bridge on Sunday only to be almost forced up onto the bank ourselves by a well known recovery boat aiming straight at us, on the wrong side of the river. It took us swerving and bringing our boat to a stop only for the recovery boat to swerve at the very last minute and extending a feeble 'oh sorry' after they'd left us rather shaken.

We then sat and watched the large luxury cruisers Sunday afternoon racing up and down trying to create high wash but to no avail. This was under the supervision of the BA I hasten to add! We were told the boat has been there for several days and was blown up in the high winds earlier in the week.

Gary and Dawn

Ron105    -- Apr-6-2015 @ 7:12 PM
  It was Hurricane

Ron Morris.

ncsl    -- Apr-6-2015 @ 7:16 PM
  " watched the large luxury cruisers Sunday afternoon racing up and down trying to create high wash "

May be they should have used the Wroxham day boats ?    Evil Grin

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Limbury1    -- Apr-7-2015 @ 7:53 PM
  I passed it today on my way to my mooring at somerleyton marina,in that wind the other day I stayed put for two days but st I'll ripped out a fair lead and lost a life ring.

Limbury 1
If you can't see it it's not there ,if you
can see it , it's still not there,the world
is all Illusion.

Hylander    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 6:56 AM
  I thought by the photos shown of it being towed off that the boat was moved.  Are you saying it is still there if you passed it.

Women dont nag they just
things out...


Maffman100    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 7:03 AM
  It was still there Monday


Thunder syndicate-

Hylander    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 8:34 AM
  Oh dear we thought it had been towed away as the tow boat was there in the photos.    Pity the poor holiday maker who has booked it for the further week.

Women dont nag they just
things out...


webntweb    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 12:47 PM
  Went past about midday on Wednesday 1st on our way from Beccles to Rockland. As we approached about a mile upstream of the bridge I noticed across the fields that there were a couple of boats on the upstream side waiting for the bridge to open, so I presume the Alpha was blown onto the bank while waiting on the downstream side.
When we reached the bridge it was closed again but the gauge said about 7ft 3inch and we need 6ft 10inch so went through. The Alpha was up against the reeds immediately below the bridge and another Alpha, Lysander, which had just passed through the bridge was alongside her.
It was fairly windy but not as bad as the previous two days when we spent two nights at Beccles Yacht Station along with about ten other boats (mainly hire craft and including Lysander whose hirer's were up in the early hours putting the windscreen back in place after, presumably, the wind had blown it out) none of who fancied moving because of the wind.
Low tide at Somerleyton would have been about 5.00pm that day so I presume she went aground around high water.
Hope they get her off in one piece and have managed to find an alternative boat for anybody due this week or next.


steve    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 2:21 PM
  Still there apparently , from what I've read and seen from a Facebook group page everything was tried to even getting a few gin palaces under the supervision of the ba to go full pelt passed it to give of a strong wash to try move it , but that didn't work , so waiting for the next very high neap tide to move it

steve and vicky

TerryTibbs    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 2:48 PM
  Why didn't they take a barge with a mini digger on it and cut away a small portion of the bank. The longer they leave it, the deeper it will sink in the mud and the harder it will be to recover it, but what do I know?

dave Question Cheers

Je Suis Charlie

ncsl    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 4:00 PM
  San Julian, is now stuck fast at Marina Keys so I have heard

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Paladine    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 4:09 PM
"Why didn't they take a barge with a mini digger on it and cut away a small portion of the bank."

TT, that is probably a very sensible suggestion, but how long would it take to get planning permission from the BA?   Evil Grin

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malwilkinson    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 8:12 PM
  TT Thats the first sensible idea ive seen on here to do with problem

kindest regards . malcolm wilkinson

CaptBryan    -- Apr-8-2015 @ 8:23 PM
  Maybe it has got an old stake or bit of rock through the bottom holding it fast. Saw a holing just down stream of Benets a many years back on rock and it did not want to come off.

Captain Howe.

The Eagle may soar majestic,
but you don't suck a Stoat
into your jet engines.
Please leave the water and
banks as you would wish to
find them.

ncsl    -- Apr-9-2015 @ 9:14 AM
  More information on the other boat aground.

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Dibbler    -- Apr-9-2015 @ 9:38 AM
  So easy to get it wrong on the Lower Bure...especially if you're new to the game. Glad the family are ok.


Stefan.Germany    -- Apr-14-2015 @ 9:17 AM

She is still stuck on the river bank  and the Yard is hoping for this weekends high tide.

YouTube links

Stefan , sail safely all of you

Norfolkman    -- Apr-14-2015 @ 10:15 AM
  It was a massive tide when it went on there nearly a mtr above predicted

Norfolkman    -- Apr-14-2015 @ 10:15 AM
  I would of thought that reed bed was completely under

This message was edited by Norfolkman on Apr-14-15 @ 11:17 AM

steve    -- Apr-14-2015 @ 2:52 PM
  Think getting the gin palaces to go full pelt to try move her ( under supervision of the ba ) didn't help and no doubt pushed her further on the bank , latest pictures do show her further up / on the bank , think if these tides don't work it a barge / crane job

steve and vicky

Stefan.Germany    -- Apr-15-2015 @ 8:11 AM
  Far from beeing of any great knowlegde about this, I don t understand why the tow boat did not try  to pull her out the way she went hin , meaning  pulling her backwards.  (as seen on the Video "Titan tried it the other way round) -  probably moving her further against any obstacle she ran onto ) ??

I just hope that the damage to her is not to bad and that she will be afloat soon again presuming she is already badly missed by the Yard and their  customers.

27 days now and and the broads won t be safe again , i never seem to be able to move in a straight line Folks , sorry
  Smile  Smile Text

Stefan , sail safely all of you

CaptBryan    -- Apr-15-2015 @ 8:33 AM
  You would risk damaging the stern gear and rudder. If you move the rudder tube you have a refloated boat that is sinking.

Captain Howe.

The Eagle may soar majestic,
but you don't suck a Stoat
into your jet engines.
Please leave the water and
banks as you would wish to
find them.

knackeredsailor    -- Apr-15-2015 @ 4:52 PM
  The boat in question got blown on back end first in the wind so a pull at the front is what it needs.titan is of to pull it this weekend with a bit of help from his big brother tosh I think we will get it.

rustic    -- Apr-18-2015 @ 12:47 PM
  Any updates yet?

best regards, Richard.

A man who dares to waste one hour
of time has not discovered the value
of life.                       Charles Darwin

knackeredsailor    -- Apr-18-2015 @ 6:24 PM
  She is of and on her way back to the yard,TOSH dragged her of the marsh last night .

Stefan.Germany    -- Apr-18-2015 @ 6:37 PM
  Well done Rescue Team ,

thanks for the answer to my questions everybody,

(  24 days b4 i ll be afloat again on the broads )

Stefan , sail safely all of you

ADI    -- Apr-18-2015 @ 7:57 PM
  This TOSH ?


Adrian, Michelle, Beck and Braydon,
the crew of FERZAN.

knackeredsailor    -- Apr-18-2015 @ 8:07 PM
  Yes Adi, that Tosh now with an orange paint job.

Hylander    -- Apr-19-2015 @ 10:26 AM
  Is that the guys from Gt Yarmouth?

Women dont nag they just
things out...


TerryTibbs    -- Apr-19-2015 @ 10:51 AM
  Well done all concerned, I hope there is not too much damage to the boat.

Dave Cheers

Je Suis Charlie

harnser    -- Apr-19-2015 @ 5:55 PM
  Hi yes she was hurricane came off 10.30 pm Friday moored at dukes
head mooring ready to be picked up by boatyard  .no damage to her
Tosh and titan owned by Lynda &  john  at  maffett cruisers. tosh bought for her grunt and titan to get up close and personal on the breydon mud specially on those dark nights when they standby a cruisers ready to take it off and put on a safe mooring for the night.
tosh Kept at their yard  at gt yarmouth crusader moorings for use  other
end of gy both used on breydon for those who feel a need  to be
closer to the mud  on call to help anytime
a world of knowledge is just  one star in the universe

thanks for looking

This message was edited by harnser on Apr-21-15 @ 10:52 AM

knackeredsailor    -- Apr-20-2015 @ 6:30 AM
  Titan is run by John and is moored at the Berney arms and tosh is run by Terry and moored at crusader boat yard .this way we are able to cover both North and South broads.its rare to see tosh down south normally John can handle all that is thrown at him but this one needed some serious horse power and tosh has got lots of that.yes we are the same family just different company names so if your in trouble on the northern broads you can still call Lynda

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