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Red Buoys On Upton Dyke

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Dear All

Urgent Boating News - Red buoys on Upton Dyke.  Further details below;-

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

 

Red Buoys on Upton Dyke

As a result of recent flood defence works, the piles along the true right bank of Upton Dyke have been pushed into the bed and the bank regraded.  The result is the dyke is wider, however in some areas the bank is quite shallow.  Red buoys have been positioned along the edge of the widened shallow bank while vegetation establishes.  

Red buoys are port hand markers and therefore mariners approaching the staithe should keep the markers to the port side.

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It probably means that the works have resulted in the bank slumping into the dyke if a local I was talking to is right. Hope it is not going to cause Eastwood Whelpton a problem.

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I was there last evening. It already appears that one of the buoys have been 'moved' ! 

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Poppy, I know it was you, you little devil, fancy playing with the buoys at your age!

I would have thought that withies would have been more suitable, and less likely to be tampered with.

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If the bank has "slumped into the dyke" that is because people have been going too fast. It is not just the wash, but the squat effect or "suction" in a narrow waterway, which will cause this.

The bank needs time for grass and reed to grow, which will then protect it.

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I posted this back on the 3rd May regarding Upton Dyke. I don't suppose a few red buoys will stop it.

 

I saw one of Richo's 44ft finest turn about halfway down the dyke two weeks ago. The method seemed to involve reversing till the fenders made the boat bounce of the quayheading and forward until the bow rode up the profiled bank and dropped back down again. 20 attempts later they made it round and promptly departed. 

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Thunder turns down the bottom just fine :-)


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23 hours ago, Vaughan said:

If the bank has "slumped into the dyke" that is because people have been going too fast. It is not just the wash, but the squat effect or "suction" in a narrow waterway, which will cause this.

The bank needs time for grass and reed to grow, which will then protect it.

Precisely why such measures were wholely inappropriate for a narrow dyke. They were told......

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Whilst trying to tack up Womack Dyke last week, and passed a little too close to the reeds for comfort, we got reminded (quite politely and helpfully) by a passing BA ranger that profile of the bank makes it quite shallow at the edges.  

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