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Breydon Bridge.

It was always my belief that hire craft should only use
the right hand spans and that the centre span/main
channel was for commercial traffic and higher craft Wink  
only.

It is now my understanding that all private and hire
craft may also choose to use the centre span/main
channel providing that 3 red lights are not displayed.

I have never used the centre span/main channel and I
can’t say that I’ve noticed any other hire craft using
it.

I suppose the advantage of using the right hand spans
you should not be faced by boats coming from the
opposite direction as you go through.

If it’s not possible for me to reach the bridge in time
for slack water and the current is strong around
Yarmouth travelling from Breydon Water I sometimes find
the boat prefers to travel sideways approaching the
right hand span and straightens up only just before
going through.  

As the centre span is in more of a straight line from
Breydon Water would the boat be less likely to skew
sideways?   If not this could obviously be worse as a
boat could be coming the other way.

What are your thoughts?  Do you use the centre
span/main channel? Would you recommend using or
avoiding it? Confused

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Yes you may feel that you will not meet a boat coming through your side but last time we went through we were greeted by a huge Richardsons boat coming through our side.   Red faces all round that day on board the Richos boat.  No one said sorry to us being squeezed over.



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Hylander hi,
That's why i quoted "you should not be faced by boats
coming from the opposite direction".  I almost put would
not but thought better of it. LOL Smile

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Why try and use centre span "if it ain't broke don't fix it comes to mind " why complicate matters

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I have used the centre span heading south twice, no reason just felt like it.

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I normally use the centre span, but then if I'm in a hire boat it will be a Hunter yacht and I'll be doing it under sail with a bridge lift. However when not under sail I use the right hand span for 2 reasons:

1. I am keeping to the starboard side of the channel.
2. I am not obstructing the centre span itf a large vessel should be approaching.

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It's also worth noting that the Navigational Notes for Breydon suggest using the right hand channel:
quote:"......
Pass under the Breydon Bridge (using the right hand narrower channel if a "small boat"; the centre lifting span will open for yachts with tall masts which can be coordinated by calling Breydon Bridge on VHF channel 12).
......."



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We have encountered a hire craft on the wrong side, it was obscured by the towers of the bridge as we approached, and then when we entered the jaws to the bridge, there it was ... dead ahead...
As we passed, I said you should be over there when coming this way... the look of surprise...

Mind you better and safer than seeing him slightly earlier and directing him across the main channel  to the correct side, at right angles to the bridge, with strong currents.
The outcome of that could have been more than a red face.
I assume there is a bridge controller on duty, so if it was dangerous I would have thought he would have come out with a klaxon and a suitable flag...

best regards, Richard.

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of time has not discovered the value
of life.                       Charles Darwin

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The attached  is a snapshot from part of The Hoseasons Skippers Manual.

I think first timers are more likely to read the manual in detail but I had not really studied a manual for many years till my last trip in May this year.

This is when I noticed the advice on passing through Breydon Bridge.

I think I will stick to using the right hand spans. Cheers

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You say the boat starts to come off line! Is this by the bow or stern, with the tide or against?

Captain Howe.

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but you don't suck a Stoat
into your jet engines.
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