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Hi all newbie on this forum so apologies for daft questions. Coming back to broads next year after too many years away, looking at hiring radiant emblem from ferry marina next april,but I am seriously doubting weather she will go under Ludham bridge it says she is 8 ft 8 advice needed thanks

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A warm :default_welcome: to the NBN Donnyboy from me and the Wench (some call her Inge) sorry cant help you about that boat, but im some one will be along shortly who can

Charlie

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12 minutes ago, Donnyboy said:

Hi all newbie on this forum so apologies for daft questions. Coming back to broads next year after too many years away, looking at hiring radiant emblem from ferry marina next april,but I am seriously doubting weather she will go under Ludham bridge it says she is 8 ft 8 advice needed thanks

Hello Donnyboy,

Welcome to the forum.

Regarding Ludham bridge you might find it tight even at low water. Fair Diplomat (basically a cut down  Birchwood 340) airdraft is 8 foot 6 inches and manages to get under Ludham on a good tides.

Regards

Alan

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I will add Donnyboy no question is daft, you will aleays get some one at least who who knows the answer

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:default_welcome:our boat is 8 6,we get under ludham bridge.When you pick up the boat just check with the yard.They know the bridge heights. 

Ian 

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6 minutes ago, Bound2Please said:

 

I will add Donnyboy no question is daft,

 

I have a 50 ft mast on my boat, will I get under Ludham Bridge?

Sorry; just thought I would test the quote!

Welcome aboard Donnyboy!

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24 minutes ago, Donnyboy said:

Can't see a issue with a 50 ft stick on only a bit of wood sorry only joking

Enough throttle will get it through.....

In answer to the original question, moor up and walk under with a tape measure if not sure, if the gauge says 8'8" you will get through for sure, I have got under at 8'8" when the gauge has said 8'2" and had clearance, I can't be sure the BA have not changed the gauges since hence the tape measure suggestion but I doubt they have.

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hi hope this helps out boat is 8/6 but some of Richardsons boats are 9 ft ,this may slightly exaggerated  on air draft ,ensure fuel full water full, if in unsure ,Ludham Bridge boat yard will be glad to help ask for George he's a great help and welcome:default_biggrin:

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Thanks everybody thinking of playing safe and maybe fair majesty or something like that. Love to hire one the Broadsman boats but at £2700 for a fortnight Majesty is 400 cheaper

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Welcome to the forum!

We can go under Ludham, but only at low tide I think, and I'm sure we are 8ft6 or thereabouts. Am also v nervous about the gauges- I like a good bit of breathing space- chopping the top off is my recurring nightmare :default_baby:

Perhaps give the yard a call beforehand re booking?

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Welcome aboard the Good Ship NBN, Donnyboy!     :default_beerchug:

(We had an 8ft 9ins airdraft boat and never had a problem when it was less than half tide).

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