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MattH
Jul-18-2008 @ 1:25 PM                           Permalink
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Hi All

I am planning our route around the broads for the 1st week of September (getting excited now!!).
Looking at tide times for 1st and 2nd of Sept, the passage time through Yarmouth is between 07.00 and 08.00. (Not very sociable times to wake up, and make a charge for Yarmouth!).
My question is.......Does anybody know how much time either side of slack water we would be able to get Fair Commodore through Yarmouth, without incident?

Matt

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Matt,

It all depends on the clearence required for that boat under the bridges, but most broads boats will pass anything up to 2-3 hours after slack water, some will even pass at high water. The only thing about leaving it later is that you will have to push against the current most of the way down to Yarmouth, using more fuel, creating more noise, depending on the boat may not be an issue and create more wash. Once round the corner you will have the tide behind you.

For a truely memorable Broads experience, i would ring ahead and book a mooring at Stokesby the night before to guarantee your mooring. Then set the alarm and get up at sunrise and take the easy cruise down to Yarmouth. The Broads are always a good place to be, but at sunrise cruising along with the rivers to yourself, normally very little wind that time of day, the river like a mirror, nothing beats it. Breydon is also magical at that time of day.



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Hi Keith

Many thanks for the helpful advice. I have to admit, we went through Yarmouth last year on Swan Rapier but I couldnt remember how I planned it.
I agree with you about the early morning start. Some of my favorite memories are setting off really early, and seeing the sun burning the mist off. My girlfriend isnt too keen on the early start though!!
Plus, I do feel i bit guilty for the guys moored close to us when I fire up a big old diesel lump!!

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Thanks again for the advice.

Matt


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