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Coryton

Mooring In August

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11 minutes ago, oldgregg said:

Is Coryton not on a Beam of Light? Aquafibre Diamond 43 as per the other thread...

Errrrrr,  yes,  sorry, senior moment there :default_icon_redface:

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2 minutes ago, SPEEDTRIPLE said:

Errrrrr,  yes,  sorry, senior moment there :default_icon_redface:

thats what happens when you turn 61.....:default_coat:

The memory g........what was i saying

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27 minutes ago, SPEEDTRIPLE said:

Hi Coryton,

You say you`re NOT necessarily looking for pub moorings. That`s great, up north there are mile upon mile of tree lined rivers, so you can wild more all over the place. Be careful to check for any "no mooring" signs though, as often these are placed where underwater obstructions (very rare though) may be, or it could be someone just does`nt want to let people moor on their land, again quite rare.

The reason for not wild mooring on the south rivers is because of their extra width and depth, they flow faster, and have a bigger tidal rise and fall. This often results in a large shelf in front of the bank, which will see you high and dry. 

Ah that sounds great. Thanks.

I see your point about tides.

 

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25 minutes ago, oldgregg said:

Is Coryton not on a Beam of Light? Aquafibre Diamond 43 as per the other thread...

Quite so.

I think we established on the other thread that it ought to go under more bridges than Hebert Woods let on.

But I think we'd be better off sticking to the ones they say we are allowed to.

The only ones that are out (according to the web site) are Potter Heigham (no surprise there), Beccles Old and Wayford.

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Beccles Old is really only a problem at high tide. There is a fair range of tide at Beccles so you should get through if you wanted. Just keep an eye on the tides so you don't come back at when it's high! Wayford should have 7 feet, maybe a bit more. The rise and fall isn't nearly so great there. Having said all that both bridges are at the ends of their respective rivers so you might not want to venture that far anyway. :default_biggrin:

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Other than Potter I have squeezed an Aquafibre Diamond 43 under every bridge. I never understand why Beccles is listed as a problem- low tide can be 9 foot plus?


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23 hours ago, Coryton said:

On the Herbert Woods web site they just say "Free mooring is available at any British Hire Boat Federation Boat Yards." without providing a list.

Here is a link to NBD's list on their website :default_smile:

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

Other than Potter I have squeezed an Aquafibre Diamond 43 under every bridge. I never understand why Beccles is listed as a problem- low tide can be 9 foot plus?
 

I don't know.

It would make sense I suppose if it was a steeply arched stone bridge and they don't trust people to take the boat through the centre. But looking at the photos there's barely an arch at all.

They seem to be being very cautious. The "Glistening Light" (no idea what make that is) is given as 7' air draft (vs 7' 2" for the Beam of Light) and they say that it will only do Beccles Old at "extreme low tide", which from what I'm hearing here is a bit of an exaggeration.

 

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I've just seen that on www.broads.co.uk they say "In peak season, try to get moored up by mid-afternoon, or even earlier to bag one of the more popular spots."

From what people have said here, that seems a bit over the top (whatever "mid-afternoon" is), which is good because it would be rather constraining.

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1 hour ago, Coryton said:

I've just seen that on www.broads.co.uk they say "In peak season, try to get moored up by mid-afternoon, or even earlier to bag one of the more popular spots."

From what people have said here, that seems a bit over the top (whatever "mid-afternoon" is), which is good because it would be rather constraining.

There are a few spots that are always busy and in high season it can be just a matter of luck or a military operation to get in. Two examples are Horning and Ranworth. Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time but always have a plan B otherwise you will waste some of your holiday. In both cases in all honesty it is about being moored near a pub overnight, they are nice places to visit of course but there are others and it can be a good idea to treat them with the idea that "one day, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But one day I'll turn up just as someone leaves" 

Also if you can book an off season break sometime, everything is just as beautiful but a bit quieter... still have a Plan B though! :12_slight_smile:

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37 minutes ago, Ray said:

There are a few spots that are always busy and in high season it can be just a matter of luck or a military operation to get in. Two examples are Horning and Ranworth. Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time but always have a plan B otherwise you will waste some of your holiday. In both cases in all honesty it is about being moored near a pub overnight, they are nice places to visit of course but there are others and it can be a good idea to treat them with the idea that "one day, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But one day I'll turn up just as someone leaves" 

Also if you can book an off season break sometime, everything is just as beautiful but a bit quieter... still have a Plan B though! :12_slight_smile:

In the South - Reedham Quay can get full but always worth cruising slowly past & catching the eye of the BA Quay Ranger (9am - 6pm) as they may know of someone about to leave or with the other crafts permission you can double moor. Reedham Ferry Inn has many fewer moorings available now as the up- stream ones are now all too dangerous to be used.

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