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    Moorings During The Busy Months

    Be aware that july is the main season for sea monsters and dragons on the southern broads and the tides run at 20 knots at that time of the year and don't follow the tables, sometimes it even runs sideways into the bank. Far better and safer to stay north.......
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    Justice Is Done!

    I wonder what it's like to be inundated by bushiness? I suggest veet for men.
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    Justice Is Done!

    It's ok it's sorted now, they have found a roll of gaffer tape and put it over the 3" gap. Annoyingly for the cars stuck there's probably bigger potholes on the approach to the bridge.
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    Justice Is Done!

    Maybe Robin could mudweight independence under it and salute the bridge crew.
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    Justice Is Done!

    That's terrible! Ha Ha He He Ha Ha He He Ha Ha He He Ha Ha He He Ha Ha He He
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    Nav Lights Not Working

    BSS doesn't really care if the boat is sinking, as long as it don't explode.
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    Mud Wherry Cast Off

    That's a nasty looking whack in a wooden looking hull! Not going to be a cheap fix, so who's insurance would pay that one? At least no-one hurt.
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    Norwich Falcons Webcam

    No webcam but if you want to see peregrines in action while having a beer go to the reedcutter at cantley and watch the chimneys at the sugar refinery.
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    Something Has Gone Missing!

    Is it the peace and tranquility missing since silly season started?
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    Dear Sir I recently saw your topic titled "drunks" and would like to apply for the job, can you please send me an application form. Yours sincerely A drunk!
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    Bridge Heights

    The nearest you will get is http://eastportuk.co.uk/Tidal_Chart.aspx It gives the tide level above chart datum at gt.yarmouth so is only realy any use at the yarmouth bridges and you still need to do your own survey at a known time with a tape measure over your roof to make use of it, I use it for haven bridge as I know if the online gauge is 2m or less I can get under folded down, there is a spreadsheet you can use which is probably fine for the fixed bridges at GY but for haven it gives nearly half a metre less than there actually is, it says I can't get under till it's below 1.6m but at 2m I have plenty of headroom. I believe the haven bridge is higher than the fixed bridges but the chart says they are the same, the online gauge is normally 10 minutes behind real time. Bear in mind the actual gauge is probably in the outer harbour or near the entrance of the river so there will be differences in time from there to the bridges and it will work opposite for ebb and flow, I'm guessing on position but it does get wavy in high winds at the top of the curve so that indicates close to sea position. It's probably worth mentioning that when I came under haven last saturday with the tide falling there was quite a big standing wave under haven bridge, as we approached it looked like the shade of the bridge making the wash look bigger till I got closer and saw it was actually a wave about a foot high, it didn't make us bob at all we just cut through it but it did make me a bit nervous of my measures.
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    Mooring With The Run Of The Tide

    That's no problem, try it at potter and do us all a favour. That bridge would make lovely hardcore!
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    Private Or Hire?

    The captains hat is generally a giveaway of a hireboat.
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    Advice On A Trip To Great Yarmouth..... Help!

    You don't need to reverse if the tide is strong enough to be a problem, you simply go forward at a slower rate that the tide is running, this gives plenty of steering control and instant brakes by giving more throttle, I've been under bridges I wasn't sure of like that before as it's safer on a running tide. Not sure I would suggest a total novice try it though.
  15. It wasn't working at all last saturday, I had to change my times so I could fold down and sneak under as the tide dropped, they were having issues with early may BH too but did manage to get lifts.

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