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Hi all I dont know if this helps any of you but we wanted to know sun rise and set times as well as tide times so we can plan passage through bridges ect but this is a site I found ( after lots of searching )
Assuming you are remaining on the Northern Broads and not going through Yarmouth to the Southern Broads I don't think you will have to worry too much about bridge clearances. Apart from Potter Heigham I believe Glimmering Light with 6ft 9ins air draft/ required bridge clearance will go under all the other Northern Broad bridges even at average high water providing the canopy and windscreen are down.
Please note that you must use the bridge pilot to go through both Potter Heigham and Wroxham bridges.
Thank you terry I dident see them that will teach me to look first .... That's even easer to use ....
Yes Alan I'm stopping on the northern broads by the time I have the boat and got ready to set off just wondering if I could get through potter bridge ? Pick up about 4ish so hand over test and any thing else 5ish ???
If you are hoping to get through the bridge I'd suggest ringing the day before or on the morning to the Pilots Office at Potter Heigham, Tel 07990 686097 or 01692 670460 between 8.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
With low water being at 07:51 and 20:09 on May 4 it doesn’t look very promising.
You also need sufficient clearance for your return journey so ask the pilot for advice.
Don't be too disappointed if you can't get through Potter there are plenty of other nice places to go.
Although the boatyard may state 4 o clock take over time I find that often the boat is ready earlier so normally arrive a couple of hours early.
It is rare that I have any plan to go through Potter Heigham bridge but on the few occasions that I had hoped to it has not been possible.
Here is a link to a video of possibly the last time I did manage to go through. I believe it was filmed in the late 1970's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eP4a1QHlzw In much earlier years I can remember the Pilots being very busy taking craft through the bridge. Not now