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For those of you planning your trips out on the water this year I have attached my version of the tide tables. It condenses the whole year onto one handy A4 sheet. Being someone who prefers not to moor at Yarmouth but cruise across Breydon water lunchtime with a glass of Red wine or cold beer I have highlighted all the suitable tides in Green and the mid morning or mid afternoon tides in a lighter green.
Coriolis, let us know when you're going to do it so I can come and watch... I've always wanted to try it, but keep managing to find an excuse not to (phew). Nearest I came is getting a rope round the prop opposite the yacht station.
Coriolis, rather you than me. For some people it's tricky enough going through Yarmouth even with an engine. I remember last May passing a hireboat stranded on a shallow bend about a quarter of a mile up from Marina Keys, judging by the amount of alcohol consumed and the suntans I would say they had been there most of the day waiting for the tide.
It sounds easy in principle but it relies on the river bed being completely flat and level, otherwise you'll have to continuously shorten/lengthen the mudweight warp. The wherries used to drop a couple of long heavy chains over the bow, these would drag along the river bed nicely without any adjustment.