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  1. Dear All Please find attached the ABP Notice to Mariners No. 35 regarding depths in Lowestoft NE approach channel. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 www.broads-authority.gov.uk NOTICE TO MARINERS APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT – MAIN APPROACH CHANNEL DEPTHS Mariners & port users are advised that a recent post dredge survey of Lowestoft main approach channel, NE of the Harbour entrance, shows an improvement in channel depths. With the exception of a small area of slightly shallower water at the extreme Western side of the approach channel, (as indicated by the attached chart extract), minimum depth over the sand bar area is now 4.7m below ACD. Full survey charts can be obtained from Lowestoft Harbour Master if required. Please ensure that appropriate and current information is used when calculating minimum under keel clearance requirements in this area, taking into account effects of sea and swell, and vessel squat. Lowestoft Harbour Authority will continue to monitor depths in this area and notify of changes as required. Local NTM No.30 is hereby cancelled. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required. Harbour Master 11th December 2017
  2. Dear All Urgent Boating News - Contractor Work at Ranworth Moorings in February 2018 The Authority have arranged for contractors to work on sections of the Ranworth moorings in February 2018 for approximately 1 month with a planned completion date of Thursday 1 March 2018. They will be refurbishing the western side of the main mooring which will need to be closed off for a couple of weeks. They will also be completing the piling on the western separate section on the other side of the Dinghy Dyke which will also be closed for approximately 2 weeks. Half of the available moorings will remain open at any one time and there will be access to at least one electric point. Please note that the other 3 electric points may need to be closed during works in those areas. Timescales may alter if the water levels restrict work, however all work should be completed before Easter. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 www.broads-authority.gov.uk
  3. Dear All Urgent Boating News - Flood Warning for Riverside Properties Along the Tidal River Yare A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency. Flooding is expected for riverside properties along the tidal River Yare including Cantley, Brundall and Reedham. This message has been issued because we are expecting high water levels at Brundall from 14:00 on Friday 8 December 2017 due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Great Yarmouth, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide. High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed. The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for today and tomorrow. Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters so please remain vigilant. Areas most at risk are in Reedham, Cantley and Brundall. Roads affected include Ferry Road in Reedham, the A47 and the railway line between Reedham and Brundall. The Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 www.broads-authority.gov.uk
  4. Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

    Hi Robin, Do you have a meter on your electric post? We like many other boats in marinas on the Broads put electric cards into our meters, I estimate that we use around £150 to £160 per year. Regards Alan
  5. My Day

    What started as bleed valve that could not be opened ended up with the radiator being replaced. I am currently working on our kitchen, new worktops and replacement doors. Yesterday I came home early to sort out the radiator under one of the worktops, I could not get out the bleed valve, tried various sockets, so I located a new radiator vent from my spare plumbing parts. The blank at the other end of the radiator was tight but I managed to loosen it, why is that radiator valves never fully lock off when you need them, a slight gush of water later the new vent was in the radiator. Tan put the heating back on and quickly turned it back off when I discovered a leak, not from the vent but from the bottom of the radiator. We put cloths down while i fashioned a container to catch the leaking water. After moping up I went to Screwfix for a new radiator (free valves on certain radiators). More moping and altered pipework later we had a new radiator in place, no leaks and heating back on. One of my pet hates is that radiators brackets are of a different standard than they used to be both in distance between the brackets and the height this means that you have to remove the old and relocate new brackets (yes they are supplied also the fixings). What started as a few minutes job ended up taking about five hours with the kitchen floor filled with plumbing tackle. Regards Alan
  6. Still In Shorts

    I wore shorts on the boat earlier in the year and on the odd occasion in the garden, far to cold for them at the moment. I even ditched the sandals about two weeks ago for shoes and this week out came the woolly hat and gloves, there is no joy of being cold at this time of year. Regards Alan
  7. Garlic Mushrooms Cooking On The Corsican Part 38 ...

    Hi Grendel, Which ever brings you out in little white spots across the skin. Regards Alan
  8. Garlic Mushrooms Cooking On The Corsican Part 38 ...

    Hello Geoffrey sadly I am allergic to Garlic, I am sure many of the forum members will have a go after your video. Regards Alan
  9. Dear All Urgent Boating News - Temporary Removal of Vauxhall Bridge Gauge Board The bridge height gauge board on the downstream approach to Vauxhall Bridge, Great Yarmouth, located near to the yellow turning marker at the confluence of the Rivers Bure and Yare, will be temporarily removed for urgent repairs during afternoon low water on Friday 1 December 2017 and will be replaced during afternoon low water on Sunday 3 December 2017. River users are advised to exercise caution and ensure they refer to the gauge board on their port side, immediately downstream of Vauxhall Bridge. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 www.broads-authority.gov.uk
  10. The Need For Speed

    What a load of rubbish and reading the report, my advice is let people wait for replies re emails, texts etc. Regards Alan
  11. Shore Power

    Two years Sue, That seems an age to sell shares in Moonlight Shadow, I am sure their are a few forum members that would love the opportunity to get involved with a boatshare. Best of luck. Regards Alan
  12. Dear All Please find attached the ABP Notice to Mariners No. 34 regarding move of Newcombe Sand buoy. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 www.broads-authority.gov.uk NOTICE TO MARINERS APPROACHES TO LOWESTOFT – NEWCOMBE SAND BUOY MOVED TO NEW POSITION Mariners & port users are advised that the Newcombe Sand Light Buoy has been moved approximately 0.1 nautical miles NE to new position:- 52° 26.334’N, 01° 47.164’E Please ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required. Harbour Master 28th November 2017
  13. Shore Power

    The Broads Authority electric posts are rated at 16 amps for the standard sockets and 32 amps. Your 500 watt oil filled radiator will draw a little over 2 amps and a 1500 watt will draw a little over 6 amps. You will find that most of the boatyards will stock the B.A. cards our marina Tingdene at Brundall stock them, Barnes Brinkcraft usually have them. Of course you can phone up the B.A. and get them to post you some. Regards Alan
  14. New Member

    Hello Riverbank welcome to the forum. Regards Alan
  15. What Would You Come Back As?

    Grace forum slayer or what Jayfire I recon you got off light there, be careful only heartburn this time! Regards Alan
  16. Floating Pontoons Or Not?

    We are on a floating pontoon at Brundall and prefer it to the fixed moorings when we were on the Northern Rivers, yes the road to the boat can flood but the boat will be safe. Regards Alan
  17. What Would You Come Back As?

    Knowing my luck I come back as a slug Regards Alan
  18. Going Down Now Sir

    Hello John, Please keep us posted, I hope you can get somewhere more permanent soon. Regards Alan
  19. Dear All Urgent Boating News - Works on Hoveton St John Moorings from January to March 2018 The Broads Authority are planning to carry out the works at the Hoveton ST John moorings starting early January 2018 for 10 weeks up until the Easter holiday period . The quay heading timber will be renewed and raised by approximately six inches. The path at the moorings will be narrowed to about 2.5 metres from the quay heading and 3 metres from the quay heading at the electric points. This will mean that the path is kept drier than the rest of the site as at the moment it is susceptible to flooding. It will be a grey type one footpath surface with a back rail and then graded off to the existing height of the grass, the graded area will be top soiled and seeded to expand the grass area. Please note that access will be very restricted through the area during works on site. Signage will be in place diverting people around the roadside path rather than through the construction site. If we encounter high water etc during the project and it causes delays then we will manage the work accordingly to ensure that it can be opened up sensibly to the public during the Easter period. It is anticipated that works will be complete by then but a contingency will be in place to pause work if necessary and complete after the early Easter break if this is required. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 www.broads-authority.gov.uk
  20. Powerfile - Good Tool For Boat Building And Maintenance

    Water stones for me rather than oil stones, they give a far better edge. Regards Alan
  21. Ferry Road Flooding

    Nothing new here, when we used be be moored at Ferry Marina, part of our boat kit was wellies in order to get to the boat on their fixed moorings. Horning and the roads to it have always flooded at times. Regards Alan
  22. Handy Information Tab

    Are you talking about Alex Fraser who does various boat services around the Brundall Area. There is also Graham Maffett who works occasionally with Alex and also does mobile servicing. Regards Alan
  23. One of the members of the Broads Authority Yacht Stations workers has received an hero award for his action of saving a 4 year old girl from the river at Yarmouth earlier this year. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/broads-authority-quay-worker-receives-hero-award-1-5288224 Regards Alan
  24. Yarmouth Yacht Station Worker Receives Hero Award

    Hi John, It does seem a good deal of B.A. propaganda, I thought the EPD had got past that. No doubt JM will reply. I fully agree with you that the award is well deserved for the individual. Regards Alan
  25. Happy Anniversary Your Majesty

    Hello Vaughan, Please do not keep reminding us of our ages, I am not too far behind you. You are as old as you feel, sometimes you think you are 18 again and most other times you feel older than your actual age. Happy Birthday by the way, I hope you remembered to stagger the lighting and blowing out the candles Regards Alan
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