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Valeriejones
Oct-05-2012 @ 12:05 PM                           Permalink
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Hi everyone.
Myself and hubby have been a number of times to the broads on hire boats, but only once about 25 yrs ago we went over Braydon water, as we then were young and daft (still are really at heart) we just did it and it was a very windy and choppy experience .
We didn't take notice of tides and times we just set off,
I do remember the experience as at one point I stood out the boat and almost got thrown off, but what did we do ? Just laughed about it did not see the dangers at all.
But we will be their again in June next year and hope to cross Braydon water once more, this time a bit more grown up and mature about doing the right thing,
We will set off on a better day and wait for tide times etc, not as confident now as the last time, but cannot remember how long it takes to cross, could any member give us some advice please.
Thank you. Val

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I am sure good advice will be forthcoming. If you post your crossing plan nearer the time, it is fairly likely that someone will let you know that they are crossing too and will 'buddy' you.

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Hi Val and hubby,
Me and the missus returned from the northern broads across Breydon to the southern broads yesterday and with the current in our favour it took about 45 mins.  It is sometimes a bit choppy but I have crossed when it is like a mill pond.  I believe it is about 4 1/2 miles.  Hope this helps.

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Alan...
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Hi Val

When you get tide tables  for your visit try and plan to cross approx. 1 hour after low water this is slack water and also best for clearances at bridges. It takes approx. 2 hours from Reedham South side or two hours from Stracey Wind Mill North side to get to Yarmouth these are again approx. times.

You can cross either side of low water depending on you air draft and getting through bridges, but then you will be pushing / punching the tide so will use more fuel.



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Hi Val

Just check the tide times, use the "Tide Tables" in Red at the bottom of the forum page, you can even put in the date now to check for next year! Do try to be on time as this does make passage much easier as you then don't have to fight the tide and you will use less fuel. Oh and stick to inside the marked channel!

Take note of the BA rangers advise, if they say it's too rough, I'd heed their warnings, some would not of course! Do try and buddy up, makes you feel more at ease. I've had 3 'newbie buddies' on a couple of trips, just to keep an eye on them and they felt happier knowing there was someone who had done it a few times before looking out for them.

On a nice June day Breydon can be wonderful, bird life and seal playing are magic.

I've also attached a photo of some of this years CinC group crossing Breydon. Makes Breydon a fun place to be.

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Valeriejones
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Thank you so much everyone who took the time to put my mind at rest about crossing Braydon water. It's a great help.
Thank you .
Val

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Hello Val,

All the advice you have been given is good.
I suugest that you post another message in May next year with the name of the boat you are hiring and the boatyard you are going to hire from.

This will allow the forums members to know the air draft of the hire boat etc and suggest routes for you to take and places to visit.

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I found that by ringing the BA Rangers at Yarmouth on the number provided by Herbert Woods in the manual, the Ranger asked which boat I was on, what the air draft was and my current position. He then told me the conditions, the time I should start my approach from my current position and advised on navigating the water. Damned site easier than poring over tide tables and worrying if you've read them right.

He's fallen in the water!

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Val hi,
Just to let you know that I have added a page to my web site purely providing info for crossing Breydon Water. This also includes a detailed Breydon Map.
Hope this helps.

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Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/

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Boatmad,
Your page about crossing Breydon can only be described as excellent. All the information an inexperienced boater needs, clearly written and concise.
May I however make one small request? A common mistake made by the novice is to cut the corner when leaving the Bure and entering Breydon. Could you put a little more emphasis on this danger and make a little more of this yellow post.

Congratulations on a fine website which is fast becoming THE guide for all boaters.

I think therefore I am.  René Descartes.
I sink therefore I was.  Maurice Mynah.

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