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ElCapitano
Jul-16-2016 @ 8:10 AM                           Permalink
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Hello everyone, after viewing the forum as a guest for a few weeks, I've taken the plunge, dipped my toe in the water (see what I did there) and hope you can help me? My post relates to crossing THAT bit of water towards Great Yarmouth

We pick up our Broom Captain at 2pm on Saturday 27th August and the rest of our family pick up their boats at Brinks in Wroxham the same afternoon. We're wanting to meet up in Yarmouth as soon as possible (ideally it would have been on the Saturday night) in order to catch the family fun day (for the five kids) and the races (for the dads) on the Sunday afternoon. I assume that the other boats will be okay pottering down from the north but we have the dreaded bridges to contend with.  To say that the tides are against us in an understatement (I blame Poseidon and Neptune.)

As an absolute novice, I don't know realistically how long the boatyard induction session will last but with a low water of 0008 and 1328 on the Saturday, it's fair to assume that we won't make Yarmouth that day. My plan is to moor at Reedham on the Saturday and time my crossing for Sunday to coincide with the 1328 low water. What I'm wondering is what the realistic window of opportunity is for making that journey? I know that the optimum on low water slack at 1428 would be the default answer but the day will be nearly over by the time we get there Frown

I know that we'll be against the tide going up the Bure if we go for 'an hour before low water' but I'm not blessed with options really. I just wondered with a 8'8" boat, when Vauxhall Bridge may be passable?

Finally, most posts say "You should be okay getting a mooring at GYYS as long as it isn't a Bank Holiday or something..." and guess what? Yup, I'm a glutton for punishment. Is there the option to pre-book a mooring to ensure that after all this, your journey hasn't been wasted?

Thank you in anticipation for any advice you can give

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Jul-16-2016 @ 1:17 PM                           Permalink
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Moor at Reedham on Sun morning (whilst quay assistants are on duty to help with lines in tidal area ), Taxi to Great Yarmouth and back to Reedham . 24hr free mooring so you will be ok till Mon morn.

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Hi there ,
You could stay at the yard that night at Brundall and get the train in , or moor at reedham quay and get the train from there also

steve and vicky

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Thank you both, I never even considered not going by water. Train it is! Cheers



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