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SteveDuk

When Did People Become Scared?

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If you are going South to North and need the clearance you can always moor at the Yacht Station for an hour or so to make the journey up the Bure a bit easier.

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1 minute ago, SteveDuk said:

If you are going South to North and need the clearance you can always moor at the Yacht Station for an hour or so to make the journey up the Bure a bit easier.

Just be aware that the quay rangers will collar you for a mooring fee. I tried the waiting for the tide stance last time and their reply was, you've got an engine. I was even collared last year when heading South and didn't have clearance under the bridge. Choice was to pay up or head back up The Bure, bearing in mind the first two moorings are 2hr emergency moorings and Marina Quays is closed, that only leaves Stracey Arms, where you still pay any way. By the way, does anyone know how to time an emergency to last less than two hours?

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27 minutes ago, EastCoastIPA said:

Just be aware that the quay rangers will collar you for a mooring fee. I tried the waiting for the tide stance last time and their reply was, you've got an engine. I was even collared last year when heading South and didn't have clearance under the bridge. Choice was to pay up or head back up The Bure, bearing in mind the first two moorings are 2hr emergency moorings and Marina Quays is closed, that only leaves Stracey Arms, where you still pay any way. By the way, does anyone know how to time an emergency to last less than two hours?

Would you not take a chance and moor at the new emergency mooring at Scare Gap for a short period? A Ranger coming along could only ask you why you were there and would have difficulty disproving that you had just sorted out your ‘emergency’. (Make sure you have a viable emergency story handy though! :default_smiley-angelic002: )

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In our case we didn't know we wouldn't have enough clearance until at Yarmouth. At which point a 2-3 mile cruise back to Scare Gap and then back down again was rather pointless, and probably would have cost almost as much in diesel as it would have to pay a day mooring. We were also keen to head off the second we had enough clearance under the bridge as we would then have a falling tide and would need to push against the ebb all the way back to St Olaves which was our destination that night.

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I've found that if I ring the ranger station, they ask me the dimensions of the boat, ask me where I am, and then they tell me what time I need to leave and what speed to travel at with a time check location along the way so that I can tell if I'm late or early. They also keep a lookout for you going through the station and give a friendly wave. On one occasion with a hire boat with Uncle Albert onboard they gave us a call back as they hadn't seen us come through at the right time. They asked where we were and if we had a problem and then suggested we speed up a bit if we wanted to get across. Uncle Albert was spitting feathers at that! :default_norty:

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44 minutes ago, Timbo said:

I've found that if I ring the ranger station, they ask me the dimensions of the boat, ask me where I am, and then they tell me what time I need to leave and what speed to travel at with a time check location along the way so that I can tell if I'm late or early. They also keep a lookout for you going through the station and give a friendly wave. On one occasion with a hire boat with Uncle Albert onboard they gave us a call back as they hadn't seen us come through at the right time. They asked where we were and if we had a problem and then suggested we speed up a bit if we wanted to get across. Uncle Albert was spitting feathers at that! :default_norty:

You mean they didn't come out and helm for you? How very remiss of them. I hope you complained.

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I can't believe that anyone is scared of crossing North/South, but in my own rough unedited way....(I am no London Rascal) here is a demo of a North to South crossing as I pay no attention to what I am doing with my phone in my ever increasingly numb hand.

There is wind, whistling and even some "singing" whilst I successfully drop my phone and forget all about trying to video what I am doing.

Oh, and I may have had a drop of wine.....

 

one day I will do a professional video :default_rofl:

Edit....

I haven't checked these video's so if there is something in there that shouldn't be, please do me a favour and let me know :default_biggrin:

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Thanks Jay but the gremlins have been in and sorry I cannot view either of them.   Bet they were a treat for a boring Sunday morning.

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9 hours ago, JayFire said:

I can't believe that anyone is scared of crossing North/South, but in my own rough unedited way....(I am no London Rascal) here is a demo of a North to South crossing as I pay no attention to what I am doing with my phone in my ever increasingly numb hand.

There is wind, whistling and even some "singing" whilst I successfully drop my phone and forget all about trying to video what I am doing.

Oh, and I may have had a drop of wine.....

 

one day I will do a professional video :default_rofl:

Edit....

I haven't checked these video's so if there is something in there that shouldn't be, please do me a favour and let me know :default_biggrin:

 

Videos not showing for me either Jay,

Have you made sure they have been made public ?:default_smile:

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49 minutes ago, Hylander said:

Thanks Jay but the gremlins have been in and sorry I cannot view either of them.   Bet they were a treat for a boring Sunday morning.

 

23 minutes ago, coolcat said:

Videos not showing for me either Jay,

Have you made sure they have been made public ?:default_smile:

Sorry i took them down as they are truly terrible, that wind noise on the mic and I really should pay attention to what I am doing instead of looking around everywhere :default_biggrin:

Back up now, mind your ears :default_rofl:

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17 minutes ago, JayFire said:

 

Sorry i took them down as they are truly terrible, that wind noise on the mic and I really should pay attention to what I am doing instead of looking around everywhere :default_biggrin:

Back up now, mind your ears :default_rofl:

Yey...........I have got my coffee and now going to sit down and have a watch :default_biggrin:

Here's one of mine to add to the mix of Breydon water passages.

 

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And here's Breydon at is harshest, just in case anyone was getting confident enough to try a crossing..

:default_biggrin::default_biggrin::default_biggrin:

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Something tells me you are exaggerating JA, that doesnt look like Breydon to me...

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21 minutes ago, JanetAnne said:

And here's Breydon at is harshest, just in case anyone was getting confident enough to try a crossing..

You really are not helping matters JA lol

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Enjoyed seeing your videos Jay. :)

Amazing the quality of what you can take with a phone these days. The light on the water was beautiful. Was it late afternoon?

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43 minutes ago, JanetAnne said:

And here's Breydon at is harshest, just in case anyone was getting confident enough to try a crossing..

:default_biggrin::default_biggrin::default_biggrin:

I've been in seas like that it certainly shakes you around

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51 minutes ago, SwanR said:

Enjoyed seeing your videos Jay. :)

Amazing the quality of what you can take with a phone these days. The light on the water was beautiful. Was it late afternoon?

Thanks

Yes it was, it had turned dark before I moored up at St Olaves last month

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That second video reminds me of the sea when they brought Robin's boat home.

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I think generally in life people just don’t like taking responsibility for themselves. It’s far easier to ring and ask for help - think calls to the ambulance service, calls to the police (9 year old screaming as he won’t go to bed....) etc etc

If there was a Breydon pilot service I suspect it would be often used!


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9 hours ago, Matt said:



If there was a Breydon pilot service I suspect it would be often used!

Don’t give the hire companies ideas or they will be insisting someone has to take you under the low bridges at Great Yarmouth!

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