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steve
Mar-28-2017 @ 7:06 PM                           Permalink
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Hi there ,
If times are tight , I'd personally head for Stracey arms or stokesby for the night , if moorings are full and just further along from stokesby make your way to acle , where you can moor at the two hireboat yards at acle for the night free and top up with water for the next day.  

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Thanks.  I was just having thoughts about not being able to find a mooring spot as it's high season.  I suppose if all is full I could always request to double moor.  I know I would always agree to it if it was the only way for someone to get moored for the night. Remember double mooring in the 80's with no problem.

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Jess. I have never seen the Stracey Windpump moorings
full in all the years Iv'e been coming, even in the
heyday of the 60's and 70's, so you would be OK in my
opinion. I believe there is a £6 fee payable at the
shop though.

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The better I was....!!

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Thanks I now feel reassured that we will not be stuck without a mooring.  I had intended staying on the south side for the week but have been out voted.

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Mar-29-2017 @ 1:26 PM                           Permalink
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With regard to bridge heights, I note that Somerleyton is 8'6" and Reedham 10'. I'm informed that fair emperor has an airdraft of 7'10 so all would seem well. Is there anything to be wary of when going through these ?

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Just make sure that ALL your crew are aware you are approaching any bridges and are not in a position that increases your air draft to a dangerous (to them) level.

Last year, I saw a boat about to pass under Ludham Bridge, with plenty of boat clearance, but two of the crew sitting on the cabin roof, blissfully unaware that they were about to make contact with something very hard! Tragedy was averted at the very last minute.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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I think you have fallen into a little trap, especially if using Shorebase tide tables. The times shown are GMT so sunset is 21.00 and not 20.00. Someone check please!!!

Jess I think you have another hour to play with so it would not be a problem at all - with 4 hours loads of time and if you use your mudweight in S Walsham or Ranworth you will find plenty of room!!!!

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Hi Kitman The wherry is stern on to quay heading rise and fall two foot plus, no electric or water, Yacht station has pontoon moorings stern on and quay moorings stern on,with water and electric, both charge but you may get a refund off your meal at Wherry, haven't been this year yet so not sure, Brundel/Coldham hall stern and side on moorings with electric refund of mooring charge off your meal meal.Brooms on other side free,longish walk to the Yare or longer up to village,There is Surlingham ferry and bramerton further on both excellent for food and beer,or Norwich further on still.John

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I thought the Wherry had a water point.

Women dont nag they just
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things out...



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I often moor up at The Wherry Hotel enjoying the food, several drinks and a great view of Oulton Broad.  Due to the rise and fall you do need to ensure there is sufficient slack on the ropes. As the boat would be so close to The Hotel it's easy to keep a check.

I find the moorings fine but do find that that in strong winds the boat may bang against the quay. Deep ridges on the steel quay allow vertically hanging fenders to sit in the gaps making them far less affective. Relocating one or two of the side fenders  to the stern can help.

New mooring posts would be good but having said that the mooring fees have not increased for years.  £10 for overnight mooring includes a £5 discount meal voucher.

As Hylander says there is a water point. Cheers

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


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