Topic: time & distance advice & a bit of general advice 2


osdguy    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 4:49 PM
  Hi all

In June there is the site meet Smile
However what we had forgotten is that the schools are still in Blush
So this means I'm going to have to make the journey from Norwich across on my own  Scared
Using the distance chart on the site and the tide timetable I see that slack water on 20/06 is 09:06hrs and it is about 25 miles (to y/mouth) - engine is a 9.9hp and I can quite happily trundles @ 5 - 6mph making it a 5 hour journey - but that would eman setting off at approx 04:00hrs.
I can't imagine it being pitch black for too long with dawn just looming but as this would be the first time I'll have set off without light on the South side I am a bit wary.
Would anyone agree my times and distances sound about right?
Would I have to leave the yard earlier allowing for tides?

I know in part the obvious answer would be to travel X distance and moor up, but I will be on my own and I really don't fancy trying to moor solo with such strong currents until I get more southern experience under my belt.

Does anyone know of a spot where I can mudweight a bit closer to bryedon? this would save setting off @ 04:00hrs.

Any advice on this trip would be really appreciated, wouldn't have been a problem if Karen had been on board but with school this was a no brainer and we want to get to the meet.
Karen will be joining me on Sat as I'll collect her from ferry or ranworth (along with scooby as a solo trip from Norwich I feel is going to be scarum enough without towing a tender  Blush   Playful Wink  )

So any words of advice anyone can launch my way would be very gratefully received

Thanks in advance.



regards

Marc & Karen
(osdguy)


GaryCantley    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 5:06 PM
  Marc,

Can I make a suggestion please, and remember this is from a saily!!

Come down the Yare on 19/06 and moor at the Red House, Cantley or Reedham (anywhere). I will make sure you have my mobile number and will be at the allotted place at the allotted time (or 20 mins after you call me!!) to help you tie up.

You can then leave during daylight and catch the tide at Yarmouth and go up the other side to Ranworth.

Gary

Gary.
There is still time to be a sailey, even at your age.


BroadAmbition    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 5:16 PM
  Marc and Karen,  I would have thought / assume that with the vast number of members on this site, someone would assist you and stay onboard for the journey?

Gary's offer is a good one, however I am allways wary of being onboard on ones own whilst underway, especially the trip / through the locations you are planning, if something unsuspected happens whilst you are on your tod.....  -  Griff

One of these decades we WILL finish Broad Ambition !!


GaryCantley    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 5:37 PM
  Griff,

I was going to volunteer for that job but was quite sure that Marc didnt have a rag and stick fitted.

Griff's option is open even though if you havent got a rag and stick, just dont tell Roya LOL


Gary.
There is still time to be a sailey, even at your age.


Richard    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 5:43 PM
  Marc, if you're stuck for crew we can probably help out. I don't have anything on my calendar for that day, or any other come to think about it Smile


osdguy    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 6:46 PM
  WOW, Gary & Richard what can I say? I am amazed by your thoughts and offers Cheers

More than happy to run with Gary's very kind offer, but if Richard wants some time on the water then he is more than welcome anyway.
Cappy does not have a rag and a stick though Blush  but has just had a nice makeover in the shape of an anti foul and will be all shiney & bright by the time the meet comes up  LOL

So it's upto you Richard, if you fancy it then you are more than welcome - Aim to go over on the 20th (or 21st if thats still ok with Gary if I'm solo) and come back the following Monday (25th)and do that in one run (tide is 13:36) so will have enough daylight to do it all in one go.

I'm really amazed by all the kind offers, thanks ever so much.


regards

Marc & Karen
(osdguy)


Richard    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 6:53 PM
  no problem Smile  btw I also fixed the bug in the SOS list !


osdguy    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 6:59 PM
  Bug??? ahh you mean the martini days LOL That must be the best error page I have ever come across

Have just updated details there so that was rather timely  Cheers

regards

Marc & Karen
(osdguy)


GaryCantley    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 8:14 PM
  Well it looks like Richard will be arriving at the meet by boat again. Lucky man!!!

If you need assistance dont hesitate to shout though.

Richard, I'm sure you will be able to work out how to get a stick to fit the boat. LOL

Marc, Are you normally in Brundall Bay Marina?

Gary.
There is still time to be a sailey, even at your age.


osdguy    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 9:25 PM
  Gary

We'll be moving to Blatches (from horning) on the 1st April, which is just behind Griffin.

Stick on Cappy?  Scared  Hadn't thought of the hamsters being let loose on the broads - will watch out for anything larger than a fishing rod  Playful  LOL

regards

Marc & Karen
(osdguy)


plesbit    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 9:52 PM
  Marc, it looks like you've got this mostly covered now but my original suggestion, which will still stand if either Richard or Gary is unable to help come the time, would be to try Langley Dyke.  It's very close to Gary's suggestion of Cantley and is completely sheltered - you won't be encountering wind or tide there!

If you do stop at Cantley be sure to go to The Reedcutter.  Not mentioned on here in recent times but, having had lunch there last Saturday, dinner there last night and a quick pint there this afternoon I can confirm it is still a top notch place to go.

Simon

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osdguy    -- Mar-11-2007 @ 10:05 PM
  Simon

Thanks very much for the suggestion  Cheers

regards

Marc & Karen
(osdguy)


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