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Hi all.  Toni and I are back to the Broads again in April and I'm doing, what I consider part of my holiday every year - which is to check out this forum for pointers, gossip and just to get in the mood.  This year we're hiring Far Horizon, it's SWMBO birthday so she fancied a bit of bling - I've watched Robin's (LondonRascal) review on YouTube and am as ready as any renter can be with only 1 - 2 weeks experience every year albeit for around the last 10 years or so Smile .  Usually, we prefer wild moorings and try to mudweight on Malthouse and Salhouse broads at least once, but with 10'6 of air draft, is that practical do you think? I know enough to know the pointy bit goes in front, but to me, something with that sort of surface area, is going to end up towing the mudweight in all but the lightest of breezes.  I'd be really grateful of any advice here - and well done Robin.  Excellent videos.  I've subscribed to your YT channel.

Thanks all.

Mike n Toni.



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Hi  mike

I think you should be ok unless it is a real monsoon type storm. We used to have a sealine with a similar air draft and did not have any problems.

I think the key though is getting the weight as deep as possible to reduce the risk of it skimming across the top of the mud.

For this we tend to drop the weight rather than lower it gently  and also let out as much rope as possible initially to allow it to properly bed itself in.

To be honest even if you do get blown a bit there are very few places on the broads  where you or the boat will come to much harm.

Have fun

Graham

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Mudweighting is almost always peaceful and secluded  -  one of the greatest pleasures of boating is to wake up to the stillness in the middle of a broad, sit and have breakfast admiring the vista around you.

OK, so much for the good side.  I would not want to sit on a mudweight in almost any kind of craft in the wind that we had yesterday (Sun) or that is forecast for tomorrow (Tue)  -  over 30mph.  In those conditions it is much better for your peace of mind to be securely tied up to a nice strong post or tree on a solid bit of bank.  So, watch the wind.  But even for a boat that has a lot of cabin, it should be fine to mudweight in reasonable conditions. As ever, try to moor near the windward side of the broad (where the wind is coming from), so you are in the shelter of any trees  -  and have more space if you should drag a fraction.

What you could do is ask the boatyard for a second mudweight; I've done that before now.  Put them parallel and about 3m apart (basically throw one off each side when you are stopped and pointing straight into the wind), so you sit on a 'V' of rope.

But most of all  -  enjoy your trip.



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After dropping in your mudweight let out as much rope as possible, you need the boat as far away from the mud weight as possible that way the angle of pull is as shallow as it can be and will tend to pull the mud weight into the silt/mud instead of out of it.

Enjoy

Dave

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Two mud weights are great, but avoid using two mudweights fore and aft in a strong wind, as you might present the boat beam on to the wind, and due to the surface area you will drift at a fair pace, so be aware.
Also look at the weather forecast and the direction of the wind, and aim to moor towards the windward bank, ie be close to the bank where the wind is coming from, or where the strongest winds are likely to come from.
We love mud weighting, but getting it up after 12 hours can be a challenge, which might involve tying off the slack, and even reversing a few metres at low speed to break the suction, before lifting it.
Don't do your back in...!

Also keep a good torch handy, always worth a quick look to see if the scenery has changed,  if you need to get up in the night.
Something we do on Barton broad a lot...!
We have been known to move a few hundred metres before now.



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I don't know if Far Horizon comes with a GPS (probably not), but marine GPS have an anchor drag setting. This enable one to set an alarm for a particular radius. If the boat travels outside that radius the alarm sounds. I bit of a rude awakening, but could be useful if you start to drift.

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Clive, I like that idea, I have used a gps map (originally Nav Free) app on my ipad once, and during the night I had a quick look, and we had done a midnight cruise...  But an ipad app with an alarm might be great though...
Mud weighting plays havoc with TV reception, although now they have gone digital and increased the power, it is less of an issue.

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Thanks everyone for all the advice and Robin for the PM.  @Rustic, A few years ago, one October we mudweighted on Malthouse broad and I got up to use the head around 5.00 am.  I had a quick peer out of the window to check the scenery, and saw..leaves, lots of them.  So had to go out in my jammies, in the dark, pull up the mudweight and reposition.  This was also the day I learned not to stand in a coil of rope, while throwing the weight in!  I nearly joined it.

TV reception though is...interesting, It's almost a lighthouse effect Smile

@Jeremy-aslan, the second mudweight idea is very clever, think I'll try that too.  I don't mind a bit of repositioning and always chuck the weight in rather than lower it, but a second weight would give a little more peace of mind.

Early mornings on Malthouse broad are the best, just listening to the owls calling.  Can't beat it!

Thanks again everyone.

Mike n Toni.

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Hi we hired far horizon last september lovely boat we didn't wild moor as hubby like to be near a pub....you will love the views from up top ...youll see thing u haven't seen before ,it will get a bit nippy so wear something warm.Enjoy you hols
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