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Hi Anglofrog, I too have limited mobility and the lefthand bank can be tricky for getting on and off the boat, fine if you can moor on the righthand side near The Locks though.  Geldeston is a nice place and worth a shot I think, we were there in August. Smile

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Another nice place to visit but you will need transport is Wroxham Barnes

kindest regards . malcolm wilkinson

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Without wishing to sound stupid or indeed critical but is there any particular reason for choosing Blue Horizon?
I would have thought there are many more boats better suited for limited ability occupants and without stern on options you would be missing out a fair few places particularly as you are on-board for two weeks.

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I suggest you make the plan, halve it and enjoy pottering through that half. Smile

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I would suggest  you time your day at Oleton Broard  with  Speed Boat  racing events .As regards boat  I would have gone for  a Bathtub  .My  name A Floating Flat   My Mum  at the age of 83 said  she would  like to go back on the broads for a holiday  Ihave fond memories of her sitting in the aft cockpot  just looking at  the view   when under way as it became a wind free suntrap .With the  boat having  one floor level NO  STEPS  She Had access to all the  boat   anf the loo with  out askong for Help .  I AM SO  Pleased I    DID IT     zDo Not put it off do it in a floating  flat. Fred.

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Hi maffman 100
Yes the reason was it stated it would go under all bridges  Confused and they can sit in the upper steering position and see the view.   Also my wife said she has limited mobility but is not disabled,her words not mine  

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Well I can't argue with the rationale-up top in the open is the best place to be Smile

You could still get a similar boat but with a back door. Have a look at this one:
!http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/bd.cfm?id=433

I also think Potter Heigham bridge will be problematic.

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I believe that the speedboat racing at Oulton Broad
has finished for this year. Sorry.

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Can I also apologise for my typo above where I wrote "limited ability" I meant "limited mobility"-I guess the iPhone changed it.

Sorry if I caused offence.

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thanks all  Smile
We have a dog so the suggestion is out but thanks Smile
We will now make do  and will let you know how we get on Wink  We are on the broads on holiday (as from 24 ) Cheers
Leaving home (in France) on 17th to travel,but will still be on forum  LOL keep the advice coming please dunce Also if you see us we will have a glass of red wine for you,im looking forward to decent cider

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The "lowliner" class of boats such as Blue Horizon were designed to get under all the bridges but if you ever get one under Potter Heigham then I'll show my behind in Lathams window. That said you could choose any boat barring the smaller sheerlines, hamptons and bounty 27 (all of which sleep 2 or 2-4) and not be guaranteed getting under.

You have chosen a lovely boat, but as mentioned already there are a lot of steps. Steps up from the side deck to the helm, steep steps down from the helm to the wheelhouse, steps down from the wheelhouse to the forward and aft cabins. The benefit is that sat on the upper helm you get a much better view. The view from the well of a bathtub is often confined to the reed beds.

Spring tides are better for getting under low bridges than neaps. Spring tides have a greater range, high tides are higher than average and low tides are lower than average. Neap tides are the opposite with more limited range and higher low tides. For the southern rivers Geldeston is lovely. It's rare to struggle to moor there out of season and you will be side on. Beccles and Oulton Broad are also lovely but Beccles Yacht Station charges a premium for side on mooring (or wait till the attendant goes off duty, which nowadays is most of the time and just swing it round!)and oulton is also stern on, though if you ring the harbour master he may be able to reserve you a place in the corner alongside the pontoon. The staff at oulton are very good.

Loddon is well worth visitng, but guess what, stern on mooring again unless you can get into a corner of the staith

Most of the yare Pubs offer good side on mooring. Moorings in Norwich are side on but I would not suggest staying overnight.

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