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StagPlan
May-30-2014 @ 10:47 AM                           Permalink
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Hello, I have organised a stag party on the Broads for 14 lads from the 27/6 for three nights. I have a couple of questions on etiquette and travel plans and would really appreciate anyone's advice.

So there are 14 of us on two cruisers, we start in Acle and plan on heading to Ranworth or Salthouse broad for our first night. Can we wild moor in these spots or any suggestions on spots a bit out of the way? We then need to get going early as we plan on mooring at Ludham Bridge by 11:30, we then go Karting and back at the boats by the PM. We plan on staying moored as its best place to get a cab to GY for a night out. Then the Sunday will be spent cruising up to Barton broad to spend the day before mooring somewhere suitable to get back to Acle by 9:30 the next morning. Is this achievable in the time we have? Will we be in the busiest part of the Broads? Any comments would be welcomed:)

Now to etiquette, a stag party is obviously not what most people want to be moored up next to but we are a fairly respectable lot, all 30+ but still like to have a good time. Is there anywhere we should avoid, definitely go, make sure we do whilst on our trip? Any wild moorings near roads that we could get cabs from as not to moor next to people when we get home in the early hours?

Any advice is really appreciated.

Cheers

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May-30-2014 @ 10:59 AM                           Permalink
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Well, you've gone about it in the right way - well done you.

Wherever you end up mooring, I guarantee you will get a better response and understanding from others if you introduce yourselves, explain you are on a stag do etc, that you will keep noise to a minimum etc(without being dullards).

Have fun!

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Stag Planner hello and welcome.

The Lion Inn by The Thurne Mouth could be a good choice for your last night. It is only about a 35 minute cruise from Acle.  I believe they are used to large all male parties as they sometimes cater for groups of sailing clubs members.  There is also a long mooring area so if it is not too busy you may choose to put a bit of distance between you and the next boat.

Going past Acle towards Yarmouth the next pub is The Ferry Inn at Stokesby. Although this is a very nice pub they definitely do not cater for stag parties.

There is a printable as PDF pub map on my website if you follow the link below and select the "Pub Map" tab.

Hope this helps and have a great time.

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


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We organised a similar event and used a coach service Feline Travel (Richard 01692 584987) they will pick you up from any where you require and bring you back at a pre arranged time will take 15 people no prob, we were picked up from the the Thurne Lion where we were made welcome by the landlord and staff, also had a night at the Swan (Horning)mooring outside and made welcome again at the Shed (Wroxham) mooring in Faircraft's yard which is next door...
Enjoy.

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Thanks for the responses,

Be sociable with our neighbours is a rule to be implemented:) Thanks for the heads up on the pubs and I have booked cabs with Feline even before they were suggested, they seam like a great outfit and have been very helpful.

Does anyone have comments on our suggested mooring, notably Ludham Bridge??

Cheers

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Jun-05-2014 @ 10:04 AM                           Permalink
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StagPlan, your approach deserves a great deal of respect indeed. Thank you. Cheers

Some of our other members' concerns most likely originate from bitter experience of those stag (and hen) parties which, shall we say, did not show your degree of kind consideration for others.

I hope you have a great time..which I'm pretty sure you will. Smile


John

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StagPlan,

There are quite a lot of moorings at Ludham Bridge, but it does get busy.

Maybe a post to Jason (SOS247) at LBBY for his advice as to best time to moor, and where to moor etc?

If you cannot get a spot at Ludham Bridge, it is possible to walk from How Hill, not one I'd like to do late at night on the return from t'pub mind you!!  Smile

Good luck, and hope you all have a safe and fun time.

Stuart.

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Stagplan,

Have a great time  and try to come up with an advance plan to deal with the one in your party who decides to do a back flip off the roof into the water at 2.a.m. (its only blue because of the algae)
Your lifejacket is your best mate.


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You could always moor at St Bennets and walk up to the Dog from there, its a bit of a walk, google earth will show you the way but you should all have sobbered up a bit by the time you get back to the moorings! Just watch out for the cows, another story but seriously they are scary down there lol

Have fun whatever you do!

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The moorings at Ludham Bridge do get busy, but arriving
mid morning (I might aim for 10.30/11.00 rather than
leave it to 11.30) you should be OK.  Some people will
have overnighted there, but by mid morning are likely
to be on their way elsewhere.  It will then get busy
again as people moor up for lunch.  If you can arrive
between those times (and be prepared to 'hover' for a
while), you'll probably find a spot.

Looks like you're planning to spend the first night on
board rather than at the pub from your question about
wild moorings?  Not exactly wild, but the moorings down
Fleet Dyke, heading to S. Walsham Broad might meet your
needs.  There is a pub (albeit a mile or so walk away)
and you'd be closer to Ludham Bridge than you would be
at Salhouse (which is quite a trek away if you need to
be at LB by mid morning).



This message was edited by Bobdog on Jun-6-14 @ 3:20 PM

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