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This year we have moored quite a few times between Horning and Ranworth on the Bure, if we have been there on a Friday or Saturday night we have been woken around 1.30am by a boat going very fast. The first time was back in June when the offending boat went past so fast I could hear the boat coming which woke me then as it passed threw our boat all over the place. This has happened to us several times since but now the culprit seems to have slowed down a touch as you can hear him backing off,but we still get thrown about. We were wondering if anybody on here might know who this person is and if so could you ask them to SLOW DOWN. I have no idea what this person would be doing on the river at this time of night but it can be a right pain some nights. We also wondered if anyone else had any encounters with them.

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Last Thursday night my wife and i were moored on the river front at Thurne Dyke.
Approx 9pm we heard a boat outside with it's engine at quite high revs and lots of talking.
We both looked out, no moon and pitch dark, we could hear this boat which did not have any navigation lights on and was continualy circling in the river opposite Thurne Dyke.
After a few minutes a flame appeared on the boat, i could see that it was a small cabin criuser with an outboard.
The people on the boat lit something that my wife said was some chinese wishing thing, they let it go, and it floated up until we could not see it any more.
The boat continued to circle for a few more minutes and then took of in the direction of Thurne mouth, by the sound at a high speed, still no lights, i don't know how they could see.
Later on during the night i heard a boat pass us which sounded like the same boat, i looked at the clock, it was 4am.
The boat was heading in the direction of Potter Heigham.
This could be the same boat?

Malcolm

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Hi Gary

The same thing happened to us last season - moored up on a saturday night at the river end of Cockshoot Dyke. At about 1am in the morning I was woken up by the sound of a boat coming very fast (almost like a speed boat, perhaps a nifty little dory or something similar). It passed us at high speed and sent our 25 feet of boat rocking about like a cork on the sea. Our tv fell over and on to me! I was not a happy bunny. We also bounced off the quay headings about a dozen times. We heard him come back along the river about an hour or so later. This is pure recklessness.

I also remember that we heard what sounded like the same boat on another occasion along that stretch, again on a weekend, but we were tucked in somewhere and the wash was not quite as bad, though there is no doubt he was still going "hell for leather". I'd guess this is a local who knows full well that there are no rangers about and he can do what the hell he likes.  Mad

Personally, if he/she hits a tree I couldn't give two hoots, but what if they were to plough into a fishing boat? Plenty of anglers like a spot of night fishing on their little boats, and may well sit mid river. They wouldn't have much chance to get out of the way.

Perhaps this needs reporting to the BA as it seems this a regular occurrence. At the time we thought there was little point as the boat could not be identified or traced. However, if it's happening frequently, it needs to be addressed.

Karen

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I'm up from 18-25 sept, will try and listen out for it, but with me and the dog snoring very loudly i might not hear it..... !!! TextTextText

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Someone else who might be interested are the Norfolk Constabulary Ports Unit 01 603 787392 or 0845 456 4567 who have a specific interest in smuggling, contraband, illegal immigration and anti Terrorism.  Unmarked boats travelling unlit after dark on a regular basis may well be regarded as suspicious and these boys don't play around not being your usual Mr Plod if you know what I mean.

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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hi all,
we had the same thing happen at stracey arms back in august , imho this seems to have the hall marks of someone going out to collect eels from setts or placing them out ready for the catch , lets hope it's stopped soon , not nice being woken up in the early hours  Mad

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Last week we mooring under a tree up from Horning 2 nights and twice after 9pm a small boat with a outboard came speeding passed but both times it was 15 mins before Wroxham trip boat returned and wondered if there had a boat out with them??
Again just up from Ransworth one came passed after 10pm


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Hi Siddy,
There is a video somewhere on the internet showing exactly what you have just said with the river boat trip and a small craft with it. I will try to find it and post it if i can.

All the best,


Mick.

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I must be losing it! It was not a video but happened whilst i was there in july this year. The small craft in question if its the one, was with one of the pleasure boats on its return and even pulled up along side when it was mooring. I noticed it whilst standing on wroxham bridge and then in the boatyard as the pleasure boat returned. The bad behaviour was not what i would expect but i thought they was just part of the party.
I hope this is sorted soon as injuries will happen if allowed to carry on.

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Could be a Boggart boat.
Apparently there are a few around if you believe some. Wink

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