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Mar-17-2014 @ 10:09 PM                           Permalink
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hi just purchased another boat and would like to move it Saturday.the problem being the boat is moored at Norwich and my mooring is at acle.low tide is about 8am but I will not be able to get there till about 11am.the boat has a air draft of 5.7 the engine is big enough to deal with the currents.would it be possible to make the trip.have done breydon many times before in my Viking 20 any advise please


Mar-17-2014 @ 10:20 PM                           Permalink
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Low water is 07.16am Slack Water an hour later, be a bit tight under the two bridges but if you are only 5ft7" I personally cannot see any probs if your engine ok punching the tide till you get to Gt Yarmouth yellow post.

I am sure a local will keep you right though.


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Hi Martin,

I personally wouldn't suggest you do this. Punching the tide on an unknown engine isn't wise. Despite the engine being powerful enough, the pure fact that its unknown would mean its at a higher risk of failing. This is one of the main reasons you are advised to cross at slack water, i.e not only because the bridge heights but because at slack its safer to drop a mud weight and deal with the engine. Even if its been serviced you should really build some trust up with it first.

Hope you see my point.

We do not need a bigger boat...

Regards, Alan

Mar-18-2014 @ 3:56 PM                           Permalink
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Would this not be an option?

Over night at Berney Arms Saturday and cross Sunday morning?

Edited because my brain works faster than my fingers.

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