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BroadAmbition

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Is this yrs weather any different from last yrs and other previous yrs with a couple of exceptions ? .

Higher tides and indeed very low tides can be fully expected at this time of year as can storms .

Most people's boat go through storms and high and low tides while  they aren't onboard with no problems whatsoever , then along come the human and it's suddenly a disaster zone .

If you keep an eye on the weather and tides ( because no amount of talking about it can control them ) and gear up for any eventuality they you'll be just fine :default_drinks:

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New pump fitted and operational after the compulsory mucking about where the plumbing is concerned. It’s chunkier and  heavier.    £183 open wallet surgery what with reducers, s/steel  J clips, bronze elbows.  It’s working like a gudden, however this pump shifts more water per minute than the shower head supplies, need to be mindful of that

Griff

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We made Horning with no issues. Yes it was windy but seen it worse. Now alongside The Green. Shore power on. Then? It snowed :default_icon_e_surprised:

Photo’s - since taken I have since shuffled ‘B.A’ up a bit to give more room for any other potential visiting craft (Oh yes I have)

Griff

 

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34 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

We made Horning with no issues. Yes it was windy but seen it worse. Now alongside The Green. Shore power on. Then? It snowed :default_icon_e_surprised:

Photo’s - since taken I have since shuffled ‘B.A’ up a bit to give more room for any other potential visiting craft (Oh yes I have)

Griff

 

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I was going to say, you will have to move up to make room for Calypso...

But looking at the pictures she may already be there.

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Yes, Calypso is there! We went passed her earlier - she’ll probably be at Ranworth in the morning:default_hiding:

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It is always impressive to see the effects weather can have on water, one day very low, the next very high. We tend to be isolated from the effects of weather living in houses.

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Just catching up now we've got some wifi - sorry we missed you Griff - either in pub or off early for the bus another time :default_beerchug:

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Yes, Calypso is there! We went passed her earlier - she’ll probably be at Ranworth in the morning:default_hiding:

Had a whistle stop visit to Horning today. Saw the 'regular' and then on way back BA had arrived. Didn't have time to stop!! 

Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app

 

 

 

 

 

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0330  galley doors blew open, woke me up  - resecured, MrsG not clipped them properly earlier.

High water levels, strong gusts, noisy fenders.  Warm, dry and safe onboard Need to get back to sleep

Griff

 

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I was awake at 4, now just about to leave for work.

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I shall rephrase an earlier question I asked.

The southern waters have had very low water at low tide. Have the northern waters had similar noticeable low levels of water at low tide?

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No noticeably low waters experienced where we’ve been since arriving Friday. We have the undredged lower Bure to thank for that

What has been noticeable are these persistently high winds  still got them this morning  last night was proper noisy especially the gusts. I’m going to make for Wroxham today at some point today. Getting of this quay is gonna be challenging

Griff

 

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Southern waters had very low water on Sunday evening but yesterday had really high water even at supposedly low tide. I hardly noticed it drop yesterday evening, even though low water at Brundall was supposed to be around 8pm.

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Does the Bure Hump and the undredged lower Bure have a job?

The Cynic in me says it might, keep water levels artificially high to save the Ba having to dredge / maintain the navigation to the standards that the Port Commissioners used to do

Griff

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COP - binned Wroxham. Watered at Southgates now bound for Irstead. Presently cruising down the Bure, some reaches have 1ft waves. The river is very high. All in All in a fine day to be afloat. 

Griff

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5 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

in All in a fine day to be afloat. 

Couldn't agree more :default_stinky:

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Chuffin Eck, Ludham Bridge only had 7ft3”. Had to go alongside with wind blowing us off the port grassy bank. We nearly lost her. Nightmare - more later on this later. Now safe and underway for Irstead once again 

Griff

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Griff - rightly or wrongly its the EA, I believe, who have the final say on dredging. Perhaps you could ask them if it has any purpose?

Its above my pay scale I am afraid, but one view I have heard is that without it, if indeed it exists, Gt Yarmouth could well be even more prone to flooding. As you know there are several low lying areas in that vicinity which have flooded badly in the past, and they are currently raising the walls yet again in certain areas.

Not my original thought I hasten to add, before anyone shoots me down again.........!!

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Alongside at Irstead. Safe, not much wind here it is windy but we seem to be in a Lee. Hands are sore, legs aching

Griff

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22 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

Hands are sore, legs aching

sounds like old age creeping in :default_gbxhmm::default_hiding:

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We did Ludham bridge at 7ft3 a few weeks ago, when its that high there are no walkways its all water...Wouldn't have liked to do it with such winds as you've had Charlie mate.

No snow in Suffolk.

 

M

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Glad to know that you're safely moored Griff. Certainly sounds like challenging conditions. Hope that you and Mrs G are managing to enjoy being afloat nonetheless.

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I am unable to open the above, so tried a download which also failed.

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it would probably be better to try uploading to youtube and posting the link, I too cant open the file so I suspect it is in a format not supported by the forum

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