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Woops sorry. At least I didn't call it Mr Kiplings

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Just choose any slack water time, read your manual that you will get with the boat as all the information you need is there.

When passing through GY do not under any circumstances turn around opposite the moorings otherwise you will be in deep do do and the boat will be carried broadside down the river and may damage other craft.

If you want to moor and you have a following current go out in the wide bit of water down below the mouth of the Bure, turn there and come into the mooring against the current.

Have fun.

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Wouldn't argue with Potter, except to say that if you follow the timings suggested you won't encounter  a fast current in either direction.....that's the whole point of going through at slack water.

Don't fret too much about the tide - the whole point is that the tides themselves are somewhat variable, and provided you follow the guidance in the tables, half an hour or so either way won't be a problem.

While sensible awareness is to be encouraged, there is far too much scaremongering, and PROVIDED you've done your homework you'll be fine    Smile

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Dont forget too that you have to get to Yarmouth, unless you are actually moored there and the nearest safe mooring going south is Stracey Arms, some 2hrs away or 1 1/2 hours at the very best. So leave yourself that time before the slack water but to be honest, it does not matter so much going south.

Although you say its neaps, it is not neaps until the end of the week, so at the beginning of the week you are actually nearer to Springs than neaps! Also watch the daylight hours - you should be ok but you have probably already spotted by then that it will be BST by then and that sun rise and sun set on the tables is GMT

Coming back you do not want to be at the mouth of the Bure until slack water at the earliest as water runs out of the Bure often for a longer period. However by then it will be neaps and you will easily push what is left of the ebb coming down. Also the jumpinging off spots are nearer with both Berney Arms and Burgh Castle only about an hour away. To be honest if on the Yare I love the Cantley moorings - the current is less up there but it is still only about 2 1/2 hours to Yarmouth - leave Reedham alone and enjoy Cantley and the pub!!

Oulton Dyke and the Broad are nice and so is Somerleyton - Oulton probably 3hrs and a bit and the latter 2 1/2 hours. As I say have a leisurely late breakfast and aim to be at Yarmouth at the back end of slack - don't worry about the tide having turned on Breydon and coming in a bit it won't be much, but the key is not to be too early. Fair Emperor has a pretty high airdraft so you will need to be somewhere near the low tide time to get under safely.

Above all remember it is not an exact science especially as tides do not read the printed tables!!   Smile

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What " leave reedham alone " I'm sure the village's publican's and shop owners will be delighted with that mashman , reedham would be manned on those dates where as burgh castle and the berney  arms are not manned and the tide flows just as fast there as reedham , at least u can do some provisions buying at reedham if req , also there is a lay by pontoon between Yarmouth and the Stacy arms these days for emergency mooring only but t running out of daylight hrs and not having nav lights is in a hire craft pretty much that sort of situation .
Other than that I agree .

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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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