The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area.

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / General Chat / Breydon is it Safe to Cross.
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Breydon is it Safe to Cross.

Similar Threads That Might Help :
crossing breydon at high water| Crossing Breydon?| crossing breydon water| Crossing Breydon| Should Hunters yachts cross Breydon?|

-- Page: 1 2 3 4 5

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

andrewleighcook
Jul-30-2007 @ 10:30 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 686
Joined: Nov 2006
          

Add To Ignore List
Hi all I'm sorry to write this to Forum but I have a very big fear of going through Breydon as I've done this a few times now there and back but I have this great fear of Breaking Down or getting thrown in to this very vast open part Sea / River how can I ally my own fears over this problem? as I'm thinking of going over Breydon and heading towards Somerleyton and other parts for a few days in October is it still safe to Cross? or shall I wait as to what the weather does in October.
Andrew.

A L Cook  

ian40
Jul-30-2007 @ 10:58 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 577
Joined: Jan 2006
ian40
          

Add To Ignore List
Andrew as skipper it is ultamely your responsibility to decide if it is safe but it is very rare that conditions are beyond the capabilities of the boat, if they are there will most likely be a navigation ranger on patrol turning you back.
As to the personal dangers, wear a lifejacket at all times and if you do break down on the way across drop the mud weight and phone for assistance. There should be enough line on the mud weight but if not you may have to change the rope for a longer one.

Ian


Everyone is entitled to my opinion

Dajen
Jul-30-2007 @ 11:03 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 485
Joined: Jan 2007
Dajen
          

Add To Ignore List
Andrew, unless the weather is extremely bad i.e. force 10 gale or such , Breydon is perfectly safe to cross. If your worried about falling in , don't go on deck or if you do, wear a life jacket which i would recommend wearing at all times any way. If you are worried abt breaking down, have a note of the Haven Bridge control room number so you can ring them. Follow the simple advice of hitting Yarmouth 30-45 minutes after slack water and you will have no problem, if you did break down the tide would be taking you away from yarmouth and the river patrol is always not too far away. Breydon is not a scary place if you act sensibly. I have crossed in storms and fairly high winds where we have had to hold the canopy down with no problem. take your time check filters and fuel etc before you set off get the time right at Yarmouth and you won't have a problem.

Dave

If it is to be, it is up to me

Antares_9
Jul-30-2007 @ 11:17 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 1753
Joined: Jan 2006
Antares_9
          

Add To Ignore List
I echo what has already been written with one vital exception, a mudweight on Breydon is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike, the depths, bottom and current dictate the use of a suitable  anchor and chain / rode if you want an effective "handbrake". Three or four metres of chain attached to around fifteen metres of rode will see you have plenty.
It's only a wide bit of river really, frankly I think you're safer there than playing dodgems on Ranworth or around Horning et. al.

Meus stilus es pelagus testes

Cat philosophy:
A ping pong ball has many uses, the most amusing one I find is as a 04:00 alarm clock.

Dibbler
Jul-30-2007 @ 11:42 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Moderator
Posts: 8110
Joined: Mar 2005
Dibbler
          

quote:"......
I think you're safer there than playing dodgems on Ranworth or around Horning
......."


Never a truer word said, David!

Yesterday afternoon we were on our mooring in Horning (off the main river, thankfully) and the Bure was like a cross between Hyde Park Corner and the M25 during road works and contraflow.

Utter Bedlam...boats going every which way!

Some VERY brave yachtsmen were right in the thick of it...some rather close calls too  Scared

Lots of colourful metaphors being exchanged between the protaginists at times as well Smile

We were quite happy to be relatively safely moored up!

John

This message was edited by Dibbler on Jul-30-07 @ 11:43 AM

Shadow
Jul-30-2007 @ 11:44 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Fens Fatale
Posts: 34
Joined: Jul 2007
Shadow
          

Add To Ignore List
Notwithstanding the above, danger can come from other boaters.  Some idiot (private) opened up last Thursday when we cwere crossing creating a bow wave of 18" to 2ft.  I turned into it as best I could, but it still rocked the boat quite violently from side to side tipping cups and all sorts on to the floor, even a full mug of tea.  Also caused a window to crack and it shattered on us whilst crossing.  Needless to say, said moron was out of sight and unidentified!

ian40
Jul-30-2007 @ 11:59 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 577
Joined: Jan 2006
ian40
          

Add To Ignore List
David,
don't think there are many hire boats with anchors on so in the absence wouldn't a mudweight at least slow things down?
do realise that it is not going to set.
Ian

Everyone is entitled to my opinion

plesbit
Jul-30-2007 @ 12:24 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Lives to Post
Posts: 1134
Joined: Mar 2006
plesbit
          

Add To Ignore List
It's disappointing when faster craft don't show the necessary courtesy to slower craft when crossing Breydon.  Gives the rest of us a bad name.  Even so, it is frustrating that some people appear to think it's an extension of the upper Bure and are ill prepared when it is not.  We would never dream of setting out to cross Breydon without first ensuring everything is away and stowed properly, worktops are clear and people on board do not put themselves in situations where an unexpected bump might result in injury.

Sipping a hot cup of tea, or leaving an open wine bottle on a table, do not strike me as the best policy.

Broads01
Jul-30-2007 @ 12:29 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Lives to Post
Posts: 1386
Joined: Oct 2004
Broads01
          

Add To Ignore List
Some good advice in the replies so far Andrew. I've crossed Breydon many times without problem. I've also boated in Ireland where sometimes the conditions on the Loughs made Breydon seem like a millpond!

Just get the timing right & you'll be fine. Don't forget that if slack water happens to fall late in the day, make sure you allow 45 minutes of daylight to get from Great Yarmouth to Berney Arms or Burgh Castle.

Simon

Shadow
Jul-30-2007 @ 1:22 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Fens Fatale
Posts: 34
Joined: Jul 2007
Shadow
          

Add To Ignore List
A touch harsh your comment Plesbit, but I take your point.  I've crossed Breydon umpteen times with no problems so consider myself reasonably experienced.  What about the hirers, maybe 1st timers; they wouldn't realise the danger from the speed merchants until the wave hit!

PAGE: 1 2 3 4 5

Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.