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Just got back from crossing breydon
twice this week.

Im amazed the height gauges have been
left to rot. I don't think I saw one gauge
with numbers heigher than 8ft. There
was 4 of us in approx 10ft boats praying
as we went under the bridges the tide
had dropped enough. I know you have
the tide tide time table but if you get it
just 1 inch wrong you are in serious
danger.

Why don't they get replaced ? And renew
the yellow post sign with a clear and
larger one while they are at it. I decided
not to follow the hire boat that cut inside
the yellow post this week.

I see they are proud to boast about flood
defences with the new signs !

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If you think about about it anything lower (clearance) than the average low water will spend a considerable amount of time underwater and so will be virtually unreadable after a few short months.You will see that the 8ft marker seems to be the level at which submersion in water renders it unreadable. We have 8ft 6 airdraft (top up)and so we too played the roulette game of the marker boards during the passage. One thing to do is look up the tidal drop and subtract from the average high water figure then make sure you use the slack water time and you will be safe...that's what we did.

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and if you use binoculars you can see the bits of wood
used to mark feet and every 3" well, thats how i worked
it out at about 5 in the morning a few weeks ago, mind
you i only needed 8'6" so wasn't too concerned
i could still work out that there was 11'6" clearance!
ian

my son haydon at the wheel

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I agree with what you say. But the
gauges look like they have been there for
years. They could be replaced with
plastic and then given a quick clean
every so often. It just seems like it a vital
bit of information that could save severe
damage to boats and even deaths if the
worst was to happen. We all know how
fast the water can flow and if someone
miss calculated by a few inches .....  
surely the boat is then trapped aganst
the bridge ? Has this every happened ?
There must be a few hire boats close to
10 feet that are driven by inexperienced
hirers ? I always ring the yacht station
the day before to make sure I get it right.
My insurance doesn't cover roof damage.

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10 foot was showing clearly when I came past on Saturday.

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It was the gauges on the way back down
south I had trouble reading.

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Yep,  those were the ones.  I was wearing rose tinted spectacles though, so perhaps that and the wash from the torrential rain made them easier to see Smile

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This thread is under Broads Authority Issues. People should be aware (and probably are not) that the navigation between approximately Marina Keys and Goodchilds is the responsibility of Great Yarmouth Port - not the BA. Legislation is in place to allow the BA to take over the whole navigation upstream of Haven Bridge but the handover has not been agreed. I am concerned that the costs to the toll payers of bringing up the GY section to BA standards will be considerable and it is unlikely that GY will do any work prior to the handover - or provide a dowry.

People's perceptions are based on the fact that the BA mans the GY Yacht Station and also provides patrols on Breydon. The reason they do so is because, if they didn't, no-one else would. There is a cost sharing agreement with the port and a lease arrangement with the Borough (who own the YS).

Phil


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