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ColinK
Jan-19-2016 @ 9:59 PM                           Permalink
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Hello all,    
               New to the forum and have received a lovely welcome thanks.  After floating the idea of a holiday on the Broads with the family I have been instructed to start planning!  All part of the fun of course but possibly more twists to deal with more than my normal seaward ventures anyway? We have a Fairline Corniche that we keep on the Orwell at Ipswich.
We have decided on the Southern broads and we had sort of decided to enter from sea at Lowestoft. Just realised that my radar arch does not hinge and so I am 13 ft high eeek. I think that this scuppers me at St Olaves.  So wondered if I can go in at Gt Yarmouth and head across Breydon to open up a larger cruising area for myself?
Any pointers would be appreciated.    Cheers,   Colin.

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Jan-19-2016 @ 10:25 PM                           Permalink
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At 13' you will scratch the paint on the St. Olaves bridge, actually you will probably remove the tarmac as well.

But that's the only bridge you will have to worry about as all of the others on the South side will swing for you (vhf 12). If you're planning on leaving via Yarmouth Haven they need 24 hrs notice.

Apart from that you can get to Beccles on the Waveney, and almost Norwich on the Yare.

You can fuel in Lake Loathing, I can't remember the name of the yard off the top of my head, but it's about 50p a ltr at the moment.

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Hi Colin

Take the New Cut instead.  27' at Haddiscoe from memory.

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Hello Colin I'm pretty sure that you can still come in via the Lowestoft Oulton Broad route and go down the new cut thus avoiding St Olaves bridge. Hope this helps.
Phil.

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Hi,      Thank you I have just downloaded the free Hoseasons maps and they show the New cut which was not on the one that I had. Fantastic that saves a long slog North by sea. W are all v happy. Quite fancy a look at Beccles so now the kids are in bed its time for me to sus out the pubs on route,ha ha.
Thanks again,   Colin.

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Hi Colin Beccles is a very good choice every thing from a Weatherspoons to Indian, Chinese, Italian, Bistros and a swimming pool.Also a Rail station that allows a trip over the marches to Norwich/ Yarmouth also good bus links You will be able to get under the bridge and moor in Yacht station for as long as you wish with electric/water.And day boat hire from Hipperson's if you wish to go further up river to the Locks. John

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Hi Colin, I have to agee with Anneville, Beccles is a great destination as is Oulton itself.

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