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  2. Good grief! It takes all sorts, doesn't it? I can't think of a worse place on the Broads to try towing someone than across Breydon and through Great Yarmouth.
  3. OBB, you inform her, but tell her its perfectly OK as her window is only visible from your house.
  4. Saturday 17th August Left Beccles at about 7:25am after being blown about til about 2am. Stopped at Waveney River Centre for water, diesel and a pump out and then round to the visitor moorings so we could use the showers. Lots of people dismantling tents and packing up to go home. Short cruise after to Dutch tea gardens where we stopped for sausage butties. Suitably refreshed we headed off for Oulton Broad. Some stunning properties there to admire and sailing races going on. Boy can they motor!! Some of them were massive and I wonder how do they not topple over? Very impressed with 'Stella' with all the crew in identical attire. Cruised to St Olaves where we had an early finish to the day stopping at about 2:30pm. Had a few lazy hours before two hire boats were trying to moor from opposite ways, the first ones coming in way too fast and not taking into accou t tide or wind. They rammed us as they tried to come in, carried in past, turned round and then whacked us again from the opposite direction. They did apologise but we did make sure we took the boat details in case there was any damage. We went out to help them in (they would never have made it otherwise) and then went to help the second boat in. Back on board for a while before going out to check ropes and mop the decks etc when a line sailor came past asking if could help him moor. This chap must have been mid 70's if he was a day, had no reverse gear and wanted us to just grab him with out hook as he went passed. He seemed surprised when I said we couldn't reach that far from the bank as the tide was really low! We got him to turn round and come into the other end of the moorings where there was actually room for him to fit and room to try and help him. Eventually got him sorted. We asked him for his back rope also which he ummed and Ahmed before he remembered where it was. Once he was on dry land he explained that he was lucky to still be here as he had actually been heading for Yarmouth but after the gales of yesterday he had eventually made it in at Lowestoft. His boat did not river worthy let alone sea worthy. He also admitted on being short on fuel and asked if we would tow him across Breydon the next morning and up the Bure seeing as that's where we were going. I explained that we were only a hire boat and we weren't allowed or insured to do it. (He tried asking another hirer later and got the same answer). I'm not sure he would be able to make it across on his own steam and felt sorry for him but certainly we would not have taken on such a massive responsibility even it had been our own boat. Beautiful sunset tonight 🙂, have a 6am start tomorrow to catch slack water at Yarmouth.
  5. oops looks like someone dropped the ball there, planning dredging works at the same time as the racing - unless that is the two things are in different areas of the broad? so while there is a restriction from one thing there might as well be a restriction for both?
  6. Of far greater importance could it effect:- Power boating happens throughout the summer... The regatta is but once a year!
  7. Same applies for opaque & frosted bathroom windows, a fact my new neighbour in her new house doesn`t realise so forum members do I or do I not inform her?
  8. Passed you between Paddy's Lane and Sutton/Stalham turn off. You can spot Broad Ambition a mile off. She looked absolutely beautiful in the sunshine
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  10. From a personal point of view this is almost like doing roadworks in the summer holidays, one does have to ask why is this being undertaken during this period when the southern broads should be at its busiest during the season. Also will this effect the Power Boat Racing on Oulton Broad during this 4 week period? Regards Alan
  11. People with tinted windows, should remember when the light is switched on they are perfectly visible...
  12. Good morning Please find attached ABP Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 23 2019 - Lowestoft - Transits of Unmanned Surface Vessel. Kind regards. Karen Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT – TRANSITS OF UNMANNED SURFACE VESSEL - FOR TESTING / SURVEY OPERATIONS Mariners and Port Users are advised the unmanned surface vessel (USV) ‘Intrepid Barracuda’ (see photo 1) will be tested and undergo hydrographic surveys between Happisburgh and Harwich. The vessel will be only operating during daylight. The USV has AIS, navigation lights and a radar reflector. The vessel will transit to and from the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Marina in Lowestoft Outer Harbour area. The USV will be escorted by the vessel ‘Clarissa’ (see photo 2) The RIB will be monitoring VHF Ch14 during Harbour transits. The schedule of the works are as follows: 23rd August, Transit from Shotley to Lowestoft. Moor at Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club Marina (see attached routes). 24th August, motor from Lowestoft North and North East to intercept pipelines, survey to North West, and return to Lowestoft (see attached routes). 25th August, Survey to South East 26th August, return to Shotley. 27-30th August, contingency days. The schedule of works may vary. Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required. Harbour Master 16th August 2019
  13. Good morning Navigation Restriction due to Dredging Operation on Oulton Broad 2019 (at TM51074 92730). Notice is hereby given that dredging operations are programmed to commence from 19 August 2019 until 13 September 2019, during the hours of 0800 hours and 1600 hours daily, excluding weekends. The works may restrict the access passage of vessels, however, the navigation channel will remain open but mariners must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of restrictions and delays. Kind regards. Karen. Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734
  14. We always go through one way when we go up to Coltishall.
  15. Could well be. The moorings there do seem very shallow these days. Hope we get to find out soon!
  16. Underway from Womack to Sutton Staithe for pump out and diesel as per the norm. Nice day out on the rivers Griff
  17. Must admit that it got me! Perhaps up towards Geldeston?
  18. Actually, now you come to mention it, I think that was the point that I realised where we were. I was doing something in the cabin and not paying attention.
  19. We took a detour/short cut through there on the way back from Coltishall. It didn't occur to us there was any reason not to. It looked perfectly navigable, and we didn't see any signs saying that it was private, or that it was too shallow, so I'm a bit surprised that people don't seem to normally go in there. Did we miss something? Here is a view of us coming back out again towards the BA moorings.
  20. It is a lovely quiet spot and very sheltered. You only know you are close to civilisation when a train rumbles across the bridge.
  21. Hi Chris, I had a CPAP machine for sleep apnoea which was manufactured in Australia. The 12volt feed's polarity was opposite to UK. I had to have a cable made up that reversed the polarity. Roy
  22. Could be coincidence. We had a few issues the last time we were on Moonlight Shadow and burnt out several chargers and had a close call with the TV. I reported the issue through the defecting process and eventually, when a couple of other owners reported similar issues, the fault was traced to the inverter, which was of the modified sine wave variety. Due to the nature of modern electronics, they should only be used with a pure sine wave inverter, which gives a cleaner output. The inverter on Moonlight Shadow has since been replaced and we made sure that the new one we had fitted to Norfolk Lady was also of the correct specification.
  23. Hi Alan, as i posted before, trying to get Karen into a canoe would be like trying to get blood out of a stone. One of my colleagues at work is into Kayaking, and has a two man sit on. He`s offered me the chance to go on a paddle with him and some of his group, so will probably take him up on it. Sadly though, it`s down here and not the Broads.
  24. Do they supply an ironing board if you want to bring your iron?
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