The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area. In 2015 forum members spent 2,048 days afloat on the Broads

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / General Chat / Wroxham bridge
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Wroxham bridge

Similar Threads That Might Help :
Wroxham Bridge| Wroxham Bridge | Wroxham Bridge | Wroxham bridge passage| Wroxham Bridge| wroxham bridge pilot|

-- Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

DaveHR
May-04-2016 @ 8:13 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 590
Joined: Aug 2015
          

Add To Ignore List
My apologies in advance if this question has been asked before but, watching the Barnes Brinkcraft webcam which covers Wroxham bridge, the measuring yard stick always shows around 7' and never goes more than this.
One web site states that this bridge has 7' 6" clearance at high tide so is presumably more at low tide.
Our boat has an air draft of 7' 3". When we get to Wroxham we will ask the pilot to guide us under the bridge but, why do the two measurements disagree with each other?


DaveHR

BuffaloBill
May-04-2016 @ 8:22 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 2932
Joined: Dec 2008
BuffaloBill
          

Add To Ignore List
Hi Dave. First, the pilots will not take you through
if you are a private owner, but will give advice.
Second, the height gauge shows the clearance for the
average height of boat as a square of 8ft across at the
top. The tidal rise and fall at the bridge is about 6"
on average but can go from 7' 6" to 6' 0" at any time.
When approaching the bridge, if you clear those hanging
yellow chains, you'll clear the bridge.
We moor at Barnes so see it every time we come down.
Hope that helps.

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


This message was edited by BuffaloBill on May-4-16 @ 8:23 AM

DaveHR
May-04-2016 @ 8:33 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 590
Joined: Aug 2015
          

Add To Ignore List
Thanks, BB. We will have a hire boat so I guess that on the day we will see what the height gauge reads, go to the pilot's office (wherever this is) and get him to guide us through.
If it should be that clearance is a problem then we'll leave the upper reaches of the Bure for the next visit.
Richardson's will give us advice too when we pick up the boat on the 23rd this month, May.

DaveHR

Dzign
May-04-2016 @ 9:12 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 705
Joined: Mar 2013
          

Add To Ignore List
Dave there is no office but if you stop on the right immediatley before the bridge that is where he operates from

L

DaveHR
May-04-2016 @ 9:55 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 590
Joined: Aug 2015
          

Add To Ignore List
Thanks. Reading about the pilot it says to moor before the bridge, walk over the bridge to his office and ask him to pilot your through the bridge.
We might give upper Bure a miss as we might rent one of Brinks' holiday homes next year (or later this year) as they come with a free day boat. This will give us a chance then to visit the Broads up river of Potter Heigham bridge.


DaveHR

BuffaloBill
May-04-2016 @ 4:13 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 2932
Joined: Dec 2008
BuffaloBill
          

Add To Ignore List
I believe that the pilots operate from the dayboat shed
next to 'The Wherrymans'.

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


This message was edited by BuffaloBill on May-4-16 @ 4:13 PM

boat-mad
May-04-2016 @ 5:21 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 597
Joined: Aug 2012
boat-mad
          

Add To Ignore List
Hi Dave,

I was moored at The Hotel Wroxham last Friday from about 11:00 all day and I must say I saw very tittle change from 7ft.

The contact number for the Pilot is 07775 297638.  Cheers

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


This message was edited by boat-mad on May-4-16 @ 5:21 PM

DaveHR
May-04-2016 @ 5:58 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 590
Joined: Aug 2015
          

Add To Ignore List
We've been watched the webcams for several days and, as you say, the gauge has hardly changed from 7'.
The pilot's contact number will be very useful, so thanks for that.

DaveHR

DaveHR
May-04-2016 @ 7:02 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 590
Joined: Aug 2015
          

Add To Ignore List
Down river of the bridge there doesn't seem to be many mooring slots. Am I right?

DaveHR

JonC
May-04-2016 @ 9:19 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Knows Their Stuff
Posts: 102
Joined: Sep 2013
          

Add To Ignore List
If your a hire boat you can moor at the hire yards, we have done that several times, once for a couple of days. On changeover days they want you to leave early to make way for returning boats, we moved on to the pilot waiting mooring, and gave him a bell. The gauge showed around 6ft 6, but he got out boat under and the boat is marked at 7ft.

When we came back we met up with a bunch of other hire boats all waiting to get under, the pilots had worked in teams of three to get boats under the previous day, two people used to help trim the boats. We were taken through first being slightly higher than the others, the gauge was under 6ft 6 at that point! The pilot had told everybody moving on the Wednesday to meet at the upstream moorings at 11am, I assume the rainfall over the previous couple of days had increased the river level.

PAGE: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.