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I don't know what all the fuss is about. The first boat I hired was Commander 1 From Brooms Brundall, the second was Cruiseliner 6 from Brooms. On both occasions we travelled down river to Reedham, crossed Breydon through Yarmouth without any problems and carried on up to the northern rivers. We had a great time and had no problems with negotiating the  bridges at Yarmouth on our return or wherever we travelled once we got back to the southern rivers.  We had no problem with the difference in tide as when we were at Yarmouth Yacht station the staff there explained what springs were.  all in all it seemed as though boating on the Broads was mainly common sense, reading the captains manual or listening to and taking good advice. Happy holiday's to you  whether on the north or southern broads.    LOL   Cheers

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the southern broads atr just as lovely as thye north, goinf#g throught yarmoth is not hatf it you folloe the recommendadtions and gp yhtough at slack water

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The Southern Broads are not as daunting as has been said. Make sure you have a tide table for the week or two that you are there. Plan where to go and work out how long you can spend there before the tide is next slack. Breydon water is no problem if you check at Yarmouth Yacht Station to find out when slack water is as an hour either side of slack you can cruise calmly and safely across it. Planning your cruise time with the tide saves a lot of fuel.  

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You could save even more fuel if you sailed, but that would require at least one fairly able-bodied crew member  Smile

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Re the tide tables, at the bottom of this and every page are heading in red. just pick TIDE TABLES, look for your cruising area.
It even tells you the best time to cross Breydon. You can  chose the period you need, altogether excellent.

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I would describe the south as merely a "touch" more challenging than the north.
Apart from Breydon on a bad day (when you can simply not venture on to it) and sussing which way to moor in relation to the tide it is pretty much the same.

The biggest difference is the landscape. It is generally bleaker, more windswept and isolated in feel. Beautiful none the less.

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I have hired from both Sotheby's and north. One of the major problems I had was getting water. I remember putting a post on here asking if anyone had any ideas where to fill up.
The south as Beccles , which is one of my favorites. But North as more to offer, but less morning places x

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Now that's a great paradigm and a great question within it.

They are definitely the best deals for hire boats and (I'm not a PhD in Business Studies and Corporate Interests etc.) … but they seem to have 'Horizon' on their horizons, which, er, have? (Had?) a hire boat yard at Acle Bridge - called Horizon Craft.

Now, I know that Acle is not, as you put it, "on the southern waters", but it might just as well be. I mean, not only is it merely a couple of hours' cruise from Bure mouth (and hence, Breydon) on a good ebb, but Acle Bridge is about as centrally located as it is possible to be in the network.

So, even better!

And yet … I heard that (OH!! SOB!! No! Please!!) that Horizon Craft at Acle Bridge are - be sitting down please - planning to move to … Yes, you guessed … no better than of all places: Stalham!

Now, in the light of your excellent suggestion, doesn't that strike you as at the very least, counterintuitive!?? (And from both a navigator's and motorist's position?)

Hundreds-more* still … craft cramming their way up and down the lovely little River Ant and not to mention the tedious business of being at the helm of a vessel, irrevocably condemned to aid, abet, counsel and procure the skipper to contribute to the madness. Not to mention having to endure it at BOTH ends of an otherwise well-planned break.

Ugh. Not only NOT a yard on the Southern Broads, but the closest to it moving WAY, way upstream on a tiny river to the northward.

Corporate calamity even unto the Broads.

Please, somebody, tell me my sources are all wrong!!!!

I do hope I am so wrong!

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* Oh - positively thousands of the things!! Wink

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Well here is one point put to bed (from last week please keep up hehe)
http://the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=39867

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It is called " The Economies of Scale " Totally agree far too many hire boats at the top of the Ant given that many will be helmed by first timers.
But then you know if you can drive a car etc, etc,

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