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Does anyone know what they're doing at the top of the Ant, junction with the Bure, lots of reed chopping going on. Moorings? I thought so, until I saw the no mooring signs! Or is it just to get a better view of traffic!  Wink

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Hmmm, I noticed this too last weekend, and not just at the bottom of the Ant where it meets the Bure, but further up too right up the the disused windpump up river of Ludham Bridge


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I'd spotted that there was various plant/workboats doing something on the Ant, but hadn't any idea what exactly they were doing (I can sort of see the river from my back garden, but only the tops of cruisers or sails, and they're not very big).

Is it the Horning bank, and does this still have old wooden piling (it did the last time I sailed along there, but that was over a year ago)? If so, it may well be in preparation for the piling to be removed and the bank reprofiled to match the Ludham/St. Benets bank that was done a few years ago.

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the comment on the "bottom" of the Ant made me smile, I toyed withthe top and bottom thing, typed in bottom, changed it to top, changed it back again, decided on top and got it wrong anyway. How is the top and bottom of a river judged, is the end of a river always the top?  

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The bottom is the end nearest or joining to the sea. The top is the source or end furthest from the sea.

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  Smile

The end of the river is always the bottom or the mouth
The start of the river is always the top or source

Up river to the source
Down river to the mouth
Then most rivers can be split into to halves - Upper Bure / Lower Bure for example.

Further into it.  when going UP river the bank on your left is obviously the Port bank and the bank on your right is obviously the Stbd bank.

However when going DOWN river the bank on your right is still the Port bank and the one on your left is still the Stbd bank.  They don't change round.  Having said that for easy reference most refer to them as the Port or Stbd bank depending on direction of travel.

All the above is of no importance or consequence to the Rag-n-Stick brigade of course  Evil Grin

Hope this helps


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The port and starboard bank in relation to rivers is further enhanced by wooden posts.

Going upstream, if the rivers or broads have marker posts, then the posts on the left bank  ie port bank are green in colour, and those on the starboard bank are red in colour.

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wow, mind boggling, more homework needed!

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Further to enhance ones knowledge of 'Boaty stuff'

Newvbies often get confused as to Port and Stbd also Nav lights red and green.  Hire craft of course don't in the main have nav lights but it may come in handy at night when one is alongside for the evening and you see red and/or green lights meandering along the river to know which way they are going.

First off Port and Stbd - Left and right of a vessel.  The easy way to remember which is which - Port has four letters and so does left which then leaves right and Stbd.

But how to remember which is red/green?  Here's a little ode to help - 'There's a little RED PORT LEFT in the bottle' so it goes without saying that Green and Right must be Stbd.

Sound signals - There are just four that maybe used on the Broads - One short blast - I am turning to Stbd,  Two short blasts - I am turning to Port,  Three short blasts - I am operating astern propulsion,  Seven short blasts - Your intentions are unknown.  The last one is traditionally directed at Rag-n-Sticks, which is a bit of a waste of time really as they don't know what they are doing either!  Evil Grin

How to remember it?  No ode that I know of but 'Two' is an even number, even has four letters so does Port so that only leaves 'One' which must be Stbd.  So we have sorted out One for Stbd and Two for port which only leaves Three for astern.  Seven is the panic button by which time it is usually pointless in the close confines of some Broads rivers.

There is then the method of identifying compartments within a vessel but that is going much to far on leisure craft.

Here endeth todays lesson  Smile


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quote:"Going upstream, if the rivers or broads have marker posts, then the posts on the left bank  ie port bank are green in colour, and those on the starboard bank are red in colour."


??  Not in this country !  Smile  

In the UK, port hand markers are red and starboard hand markers are green when travelling upstream from the Sea.

http://www.rya.org.uk/cruising/navigation/Pages/tips.aspx


(It's the other way round in the USA)



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