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Beefsteak
Feb-11-2014 @ 8:17 PM                           Permalink
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On the Thursday of our visit I intend to cruise down from Hickling to Oulton Broad to watch some powerboat racing in the evening.
Now I've checked the tide tables and a (seemingly) very good journey time planner, it says we should hit Yarmouth in 4 and a half hours, slack water is down as 10.16am , the Broads authority people say I should be okay 3 hours either side of low water (9.16)meaning I can make safe passage up to 12.16. Vis a vis as long as I leave Hickling at 8.00 am I should pass straight through. Then it's just a mere 4 and a quarter hours to Oulton!!
(I know that the weather and Neaps Spring tides are factors to be taken into consideration too)

My question is, is it feasible to actually attempt this journey or am I being a little too ambitious for a first timer?

Thanks , Ian.

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Feb-11-2014 @ 8:28 PM                           Permalink
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Hi you will be fine I can do it in 5&a half hrs if you get to Yarmouth about 11 30 you will have a good flood to take you to oulton

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Have you checked that you can get through Potter Heigham Bridge at the time you need to?

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... and allowed enough time to transit PH Bridge?
I guess that if you're lucky, and get the pilot as soon as you arrive, you might be able to do it in less than half an hour... but you could easily spend more than an hour waiting for the pilot to take you through.

It sounds like a rush to me.

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There's the rub, The Potter Higham Pilot, never having been before I don't know how long he'll take!
But thanks, it's the only 'rush' we'll be doing, for instance the day after will be spent on Oulton (Pleasurewood hills!)and the day after will be a short hop to Waveny. (It's only 'cause my good lady wants to see the powerboat racing)
I'll have to play it by ear

Thanks again
Ian

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Feb-11-2014 @ 8:56 PM                           Permalink
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Hi,If you are leaving from Hiickling  you will have to take into account the Potter Bridge tide time and if you need a pilot as they open at  about nine at the earliest to take you through if the tides right.we like to do Oulton leaving very early in the morning,nothing nicer if it is good weather  for the racing.

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,

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Perfectly doable, if the tides are right, great trip. If you can pass through Yarmouth without stopping then that is bonus, not the world's best moorings. Worth getting it right, very satisfying.

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Yes, it's easily do-able.  go for it and enjoy but has been said try to avoid stopping at Gya.

I've done Geldeston locks to Stalham with 'B.A' in one hop during the summer months easily

(We also managed West India docks in London to Lowestoft in one hop too, took 16 x Hrs but that's another story!)


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However if you are sailing you will need a good strong quant team.

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The big question is will you get up to Hickling in the first place?

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