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Yes...with about a coat of paint distance to spare?

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Yes it did, just about. I wasn't brave enough to stay and get a closer picture to prove it. I was afraid of ending up in the river Smile

The pilot makes it look so easy, but I still don't fancy trying it myself. I don't mind Wroxham and that's bad enough at times, especially with the audience on the bridge.

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I'll tell you what - credit where it's due. Those pilots know what they are doing.

How do you train to be a bridge pilot I wonder?

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They certainly do, for anyone tempted to take their own boat through the bridge, it's still worth stopping at the bridge pilots office. Inside the office they have a depth guage that goes through the floor and this is the guage they use rather than the ones at the side of the bridge to determine the real clearance on the bridge.

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Is it compulsary to get a bridge pilot at Potter and Wroxham, or just an optional service...

The reason I ask, I love to drive under the low bridges, its adds excitment to the cruise. Am I alone thinking this or do people disagree

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Jim,

If your on a hire craft then it is compulsary to use the pilot for Potter and most companies would like you to use the pilot for Wroxham. The pilot is free to hirecraft.

If it's your own boat then the choice is yours, however I still choose to use the pilot service for Potter. The cost is £3 each way, which is far cheaper than the cost of any repairs.

Keith

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Keith,

I'm inclined to agree, £3 compared with the potential damage cost seems very reasonable indeed.

Is it free for hirers or do we still have to pay



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Sorry, just realised you have answered that last question in your last post.

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Keith,

I think the price for the Potter pilot is now £4 or £5. It stayed at £3 for years, but they have gradually been putting it up. The guy in the photo (I think it's Brian) more or less taught me how to get our boat under. It took several years for me to pluck the courage up. It still get the heart racing when going under Potter. Wroxham is huge by comparison.

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