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deedaajohn
Apr-09-2016 @ 9:12 AM                           Permalink
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we are invading the southern broads in june we have made all the bookings for moor ing while we are there just one question if anyone would be so kind what clearance can we expect under yarmouth and vauxhall bridges at low tide slack water thanks john

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Hi.

You will find all the information you need regarding this question in the manual you get with the boat. do read and understand the manual as it is important when passing through Gt Yarmouth.

In the meantime you might find this website handy:

http://www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/norfolk%20broads%20bridge%20clearance.html.

Copy and paste that into your browser, there is a mine of information there for you.

Have a great holiday.

Shreck

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Apr-09-2016 @ 10:56 AM                           Permalink
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Hi Shreck

Thank You for promoting my website and pasting the link to my website.

I'm afraid their is a problem with the link and I have raised a fault ticket with HostPapa the hosting company. Confused

It works ok to click on the link, select "Home Page" then select the "Bridge Gaps" tab.

I will post when HostPapa have it sorted. Cheers

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Alan...
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Apr-09-2016 @ 11:06 AM                           Permalink
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Deedaajohn,
More the case of what clearance do you need only we need at least 8.6 and never had a problem going down or coming back on slack water, the places you will need to watch out for depending on state of the tide will be St Olave's & Somerleyton bridges. Smile

Kindest Regards Mike

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Alan: thanks for clearing that up.

John: What should be remembered is that slack water bridge height is variable due to the time of the month and the air pressure in the North Sea. 1mb equals 1cm difference in water level and spring tide slack water is different to neap tide slack water.

Really, it does not make much difference to you as the vast majority of hire boats will pass the bridges at slack water. If you are not in a whacking great gin palace with a flying bridge you will get under at slack water so don't worry. Just read your manual and have a chat with the boatyard staff and they will put you right. If you have a sliding wheelhouse put it down well upstream of the bridges. You do not want to be fiddling with that at the last minute when your attention may have to be on other things.

Make sure lifejackets are worn and everybody is inside or in the cockpit of the boat

Most of all, have a good holiday. Enjoy the different wild nature of the countryside on the lower Broads. Look out for the Marsh Harriers and Barn Owls in the area. Loddon, Beccles, and Norwich are all worth a visit and there is sometime speedboat racing on Oulton Broad which is well worth watching.

Best wishes.

Shreck.

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thanks everybody our boat is a freeman 26 with an airdraft of 7.4 inches so we will be ok there are 4 boats going but we have the highest airdraft once again thank you john

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Phone the yacht station, they are lovely (number in your copy of broadcaster)
He will tell you what and when to go, wrt great y and breydon crossing

Sent us thru high slack water once, by eye (we hire a two bod boat)

Crouched down, looked at two points and said, ok you can go

Marv

The yellow post has nice new signs, saying which side to go

Have sharp knife and can burn water

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Hi Shreck,

Seems sorted if you use this link, Cheers

http://www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/norfolk%20broads%20bridge%20clearance.html

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

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Apr-10-2016 @ 9:41 AM                           Permalink
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Passing at High Water Slack means whichever way you go you will be cruising against the tide meaning slow progress and using more fuel. Low water slack is the best advice you heed. I have recent gone from North to South, arriving at GY at LWS . The cruise down with the outgoing tide was a pleasure and the boat was virtually on tick over speed. The aircraft was 8'2" and I went under the bridges with plenty of room.

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quote:"......
The aircraft was 8'2"
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That was a low flying aircraft!  Gasp

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