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lealy5
May-21-2015 @ 3:06 PM                           Permalink
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hi all ,coming up in a couple of weeks on bright horizon  and was just wondering as there been many boats getting under potter bridge this year ?

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How long is a piece of string....

I think Potter for most of us is a memory likely to stay that way,  you can get a  
day boat ?? up there but it is not the same.  We used to go for 3 days of peace and quiet.  If nothing is done to enable boats ,  other than very small vessels to get through,  it will be a great loss.



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May-21-2015 @ 4:14 PM                           Permalink
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I noticed last month while moored at Potter Heigham, that the pilot office was shut, is it just a case of rising tide levels or are there other factors involved?

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May-21-2015 @ 6:45 PM                           Permalink
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When we have visited in the last couple of months the water has been quite low, and we were able to get through OK. The pilots work in the yard quite close to the office, and seem to go back to work on boats when it is quiet, hence the office being closed. However, they will always advise over the telephone and take boats through if it is safe to do so. Enjoy your holiday wherever you go.

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We have done a return trip a couple of weeks ago with 6' on the board, plenty of room for us, but we are only 23' long with a narrow beam, but we do have full standing headroom, we can get under with 5' 9" as long as there are no strong side winds.

We didn't see the pilot taking anyone through though.
Maybe the upper Thurne is just for us then.

Don't worry... nothing to see or hear up there...
Well that bit is true, when considering the lack of boats.

You are missing nothing.......:lol:



best regards, Richard.

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of life.                       Charles Darwin

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We squeezed our Ocean 30 though on May 10th at low tide. To be fair it was very tight. There was about 6'5" showing in the pilots office, and 6'3" on the bridge board (Martham side). I think it was the tightest I have ever shot the bridge, and did at one stage think it would not go, a bit of extra throttle to push a bit of water out of the bridge. Pleased we came through unscathed as just spent a fair amount of time getting her done up... Wroxham bridge was then a doddle.

When hiring its best to contact the pilot before hand with the boat type and name, plans can then be adjusted accordingly depending on the out come.

Cheers

Paul


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To get a rough idea/trend of bridge clearances at Potter Heigham I have been using B.A tide information looking for dates that low water occurs NEAR 00:30 Hours at Gorleston (Yarmouth Bar).  I then and add on four hours for low water at Potter Heigham. This makes the time 04:30 Hours which is the time that the Environment Agency tend to record the river level at Repps. I then use Strowager’s previously posted formula to calculate the Bridge clearance by the pilot office gauge.

These are the near low water figures I have recorded so far-
16 Feb   2015       7ft 1"
01 March 2015      6ft 8"
18 March 2015      7ft 2"
30 March 2015      6ft 3"
15 April 2015        6ft 7"
29 April 2015        6ft 8"

I see that Richardson’s state an air draft of 7ft.  Obviously sufficient clearance is needed for coming back through.

I would love to go through Potter but on the few occasions I have hoped to, it has not been possible.

Good Luck. Smile

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


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The pilot took us through Potter on May 2nd in San Domingo from Richardsons - I'd wondered if I'd ever be able to get up to Hickling and Horsey again - it was lovely - very few hire cruisers about and plenty of room to moor at the Pleasure Boat where we had a very good meal. The next day we went to Horsey then back down to Potter - the pilot did scrape the rails on the cabin top slightly - nothing too serious - pointed it out to the guys at Richardsons on our return but they weren't conerned.  

Cheers - Dave

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Bright Horizon is taken through Potter Heigham bridge by the pilots at 6' 9"

"There are old pilots.  There
are bold pilots............."

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All this scraping through is all very well but when its something going to be done to allow boat traffic to proceed through the bridge without all this damage.   Its a bridge at the end of the day,  yes it may be old but then who isnt.     Who is preventing progress.

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