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JohnK

Dydle

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Does anyone know where I could buy, hire, scrounge or borrow a dydle please?

 

 

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Bit like gold dust these days - they fetch good money in auctions if ever found!

Trouble is people buy them to put on walls etc etc in poncy pubs - not to use!

You might have to make one from an old saucepan - get to work!

 

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Try "Dydles R Us". I know I could Google it, but tell us anyway. What's a dydle?

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From High6’s link
“A dydler is a person who dydles! A dydle was a tool used to dredge the rivers and ditches”
Apparently a colander type thing on a stout pole.
Plan b if I can’t get a dydle is a bucket with holes on a rope.


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You can probably locate a 'swipe' from a working farm suppliers such as Atlantic at Earsham near Bungay. All you then need is a suitable stick. A 'swipe' is like a half round saucepan with a handle that your stick is shoved into. You can drill holes in it or not, personally I haven't. It's amazing just how much silt that you can shift with a dydle.

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Thanks JM (I seem to say that a lot, I may soon have to forgive you for your views on the BA )
Is this the same Atlantic?
https://www.newatlanticonline.co.uk
Searching for swipe doesn’t return anything and I can’t see anything in hand tools. Does it have another name?


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You just never know what you are going to learn next on here!

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Attempt 1. Abject failure.
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Pole too bendy, bucket too fragile.

Attempt 2 garden rake. Ok but not lifting much silt.

Attempt 3. Awesome!
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I’m fairly sure we had too many saucepans anyway. I could probably just wash it up if required.


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4 hours ago, CambridgeCabby said:

 

That's exactly what I had in mind, on a stick its a dydle, no stick & it's a swipe!

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6 hours ago, JohnK said:

Thanks JM (I seem to say that a lot, I may soon have to forgive you for your views on the BA emoji57.png)
Is this the same Atlantic?
https://www.newatlanticonline.co.uk
Searching for swipe doesn’t return anything and I can’t see anything in hand tools. Does it have another name?


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Certainly is the one. I have also searched but with no joy, surprising. They might have a posh name but on the Broads 'tis a 'swipe' or a 'dydle', depends on the actual use I suppose. Better look after mine with more care If I can't buy another.

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That looks to be the 'dogs'!  I looked briefly on the Kerble site and missed that one. 

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I’m finding this very satisfying!

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I’m too unfit to do it for long but I think I’m having an effect.

At some times of day I can even see the water level dropping as I dydle


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9 minutes ago, JohnK said:

At some times of day I can even see the water level dropping as I dydle emoji57.png

Well, dydle faster, and we can all get under Potter bridge!

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You have boat.

You have engine. 

Boat has propeller.

Tie boat securely.

Start engine.

Engage forward gear.

Push throttle right forward.

Retire to bungalow.

Sup pint of tea.

Return to boat.

Turn engine off.

Job done!

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You have boat.
You have engine. 
Boat has propeller.
Tie boat securely.
Start engine.
Engage forward gear.
Push throttle right forward.
Retire to bungalow.
Sup pint of tea.
Return to boat.
Turn engine off.
Job done!


I did try that first
It did stir it up a lot but the silt seemed to stay in the mooring rather than bugger off down the river.
I’m enjoying myself with my saucepan


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3 minutes ago, JohnK said:

 


I did try that first emoji4.png
It did stir it up a lot but the silt seemed to stay in the mooring rather than bugger off down the river.
I’m enjoying myself with my saucepan emoji57.png


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A good winter ebb tide helps enormously! PS the use of the 'B' word, whilst popular in Norfolk, is clearly frowned upon by city folk, bless 'em!

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10 minutes ago, JohnK said:

It did stir it up a lot but the silt seemed to stay in the mooring rather than bugger off down the river.

Perhaps Peter should have specified that you tie the boat with the stern facing out into the river?

Believe us, it works!

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Perhaps Peter should have specified that you tie the boat with the stern facing out into the river?
Believe us, it works!


I’d like to have some clever response to this. But I don’t.

In my defence the shallowest water (deepest silt?) was at the back of the mooring. Perhaps I should have stirred it up there then turned the boat round!!

Thanks everyone for the advice.


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We are just on the full moon at the moment, so try it at low tide, for a couple of hours.

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We are just on the full moon at the moment, so try it at low tide, for a couple of hours.


Thanks for that. If I get bored of my dydling I will (the silt is useful to me too).

Incidentally, is the spring tide on the day of the full moon or a day or two later?


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