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Rick- irrespective of those who live in Reedham, I stand by my original comments!

The boat is a relatively big one and with perhaps an unfamiliar helmsperson, the tide runs half as fast again than at Cantley, the river is certainly narrower by quite a lot, the quay is often congested and on top of that the BA consider it necessary to have Quay Rangers available to help you moor! I have been driving boats around for years, both small and large, and I think mooring at Reedham falls into the relatively difficult category - so why not go upstream , and find a more pleasant mooring with less tide and loads more room both to moor and much more importantly, plenty of river!

Well, to me its a no brainer!!  (With apologies to those who live in Reedham who may think otherwise! )

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If I can add my two penneth,    pay attention to the height of your boat.     I should imagine it will be quite high and that means definitely going through Yarmouth at slack or as near to.

You have the bridges down South to get under.   May be those with high vessels can advise about the opening of say Somerleyton Bridge.



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Hi Kitman Anywhere is good just be aware that Reedham can be difficult at certain tides and times. An hour ether side of high and low tides is easer St Olaves also if mooring at pub which is stern on,one hour either side of high tide is better when traveling up or down the Chet to Loddon.Just don't rush enjoy your holiday.John

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Hylander If you radio Somerleyton bridge just after you pass Oltain Broad cut and when you pass through B A yard at St Olave's they will tell you the time that the bridge will be open you can then adjust your speed to arrive at the best time,i like to be 1/4 hour after this time it gives the people that have been waiting in mid river to have sorted themselves out leaving a clear run through John

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Thank you guys for your advice and help,  it's invaluable to have this kind of resource to tap into and learn from and much appreciated. I hope having had 4 years on the northern broads I haven't over panicked myself with tide tables and conditions !

Any more suggestions on Moorings is greatly  appreciated.

Thanks again !

Ian

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pay attention to the height of your boat.     I should imagine it will be quite high and that means definitely going through Yarmouth at slack or as near to.

If HEIGHT is an issue it is better to navigate through the bridges at low water, when the clearance is greatest, NOT slack which is when the current is least.


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Looking ahead to next week now...

Regarding going through Yarmouth, the plan is to leave Acle Tuesday morning approximately 08.00 down to Gt Yarmouth (Low Water 10.28/Slack 11.28) then carry on over to Brundall and moor there overnight.

Wednesday - Explore some of the southern rivers, Reedham, Loddon, before over Oulton Broad and over night there.

Can anyone give preferences for mooring at the yacht Station or the Wherry Hotel ?

Thursday - Leave Oulton at 10 am for Gt Yarmouth (Low13.09/Slack14.09), then back up to Acle and beyond.

How does this look for the more experienced ? And any suggestions en-route ?

Re Bridges, it looks like we will go under Reedham and Somerleyton but should be able to pass under both with enough room.

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Reedham has 3 pubs the Reedham Ferry has its own moorings with usually plenty of space the main village moorings do get busy but the BA Ranger helps out  there is an odd comment on one website saying no "free" moorings but most are indeed free I suspect the comment meant they were all taken but double mooring is allowed (in the 1970s triple)
The Lord Nelson (just refurbished) and The Ship are both open.

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I would like to cross from south to north on Saturday 22 July.  The tide times are low water 15.59pm and slack water 16.59.  I am just wondering if this is doable because it is late in the day and we would need to find somewhere to moor up for the night.  The boat is Pacific Diamond.




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Being on a hire boat, you are not allowed to navigate after sunset, which is at 20.00, so you've got a possible 3 hours cruising. Speed limit is 6mph, so these are the mileages from Gt Yarmouth of the  moorings doable in that 3hr time frame:


Potter Heigham             17.5
St.Benet's/Fleet Dyke   16
Womack Dyke               15.5      
Thurne Mouth               14.5
(Thurne Mouth moorings are currently closed, but the Thurne Dyke moorings should be available)     
Acle Bridge                  11.5      
Stokesby Ferry               9      
Stracey Arms                  8





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