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Hi everyone
I'm new to this site. Am helping to plan a sailing trip over the Easter
week. There will be several yachts - all bilge keelers with about 1.5 m
draft - and we are planning to head up from Harwich into the Broads via
Yarmouth and then pootle about on the River Yare for about a week. We
can't go any further up river than Postwick due to the height of our
masts.
Given that our keels are off-centre and that sometimes the bank rises
towards a mooring/piled edge there is the possibility of tipping at low
water if there's a sandy bottom. Although bilge keelers are obviously
designed to take to the ground, it depends on how much the bank
shelves away.
So just wondered if anyone knows of any particular places that might
be a problem, or moorings that would be better.
Thanks in advance

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Being a stinkie I can't offer any practical help on this one, though I am sure there will be some helpful tips from members very soon.

In the meantime, don't forget you'll need to get a temporary toll for each boat. Contact the Broads Authority: www.broads-authority.gov.uk

Have a good Easter trip. Let us know how you get on, including pics Smile

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Just seen your second posting of the same message. Just to explain - as a new member your first three posts are held back awaiting mod approval before being made visible. A precautionary thing.

Thereafter, your posts will appear instantly, but will still be subject to mod editing or deletion (should there be any probs such as duplication, or breaking of our TOS - Terms of Service). Dont worry, I'm sure you'll be fine. I've deleted the second post which was a duplicate, so it never made it on to open forum.

Welcome, and hope you enjoy our company.

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Maybe these would be useful...

(Lucky you asked about the Yare !)

http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/hydrographical-survey-data/lower-yare.html

The individual sections are quite detailed....


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Thanks Strowager for that very useful hydrographic survey link. It
certainly beats going up and down the bank with a plumb-bob! We can
print the relevant sections out on a colour printer and use them as a
guide.

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You can't get under postwick bridge?  Scared

Blimey what height are the masts then?

Oh and welcome btw


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Hi sunsetsarah,

Although they are getting long in the tooth, have you tried looking on sites such as Abe books or ebay for an old copy of a Hamilton's guide.  They had soundings and notes.  They come as a set of notated charts and a reference book.

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Hi again

We definitely can't get under Postwick bridge. Our yachts are 36 footers
with a mast height of 55'3" and Postwick is only 35'.

Re Hamilton's Guide - is it the Angler's Guide? Have found several on
Abe Books. There seem to be quite a lot of editions - 11th (c.1972) is
the most recent one I can find for sale online. Does anyone know if
that's the most recent edition?

Thanks again everyone for your helpful suggestions.

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I'm afraid the last release of Hamilton's is now "very long in the Tooth" Mal, and with the huge amount of work done by Defra over the whole system since then, the soundings are now likely to be useless.

I remember one of Bill's comments on it, from a thread back in 2009:

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=15676




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OH...MY...WORD!  55ft3inches.  Almost worth a 500 mile round trip just to see that.  

Just thinking to myself because as many know I've only just started visiting the southern Broads and the boat is a low airdraft stinkie.  Won't there be other bridge issues before arriving at Postwick?

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