Wroxham Bridge Warning 5.75 Feet & Strong Flows.

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Wroxham Bridge Warning 5.75 Feet & Strong Flows.

Post by High Seas » December 29th, 2017, 3:52 pm

I just had a nasty collision at Wroxham Bridge.
I could not get under as the whole place is flooded.
I went to pull in the dyke at the staithe and came in slowly as there is a vintage house boat there and the bottle neck currents pushed my boat in to the nasty corner piece at the Wroxham Hotel.
I thought I had put a hole in the side of the boat but it has taken the paint clean off and luckily no stress cracks.


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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning

Post by High Seas » December 29th, 2017, 6:44 pm

Odd thing is I came up here primarily to buy some epoxy, ironic that as I am going to need it now. :o
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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning

Post by Hylander » December 30th, 2017, 8:13 am

Oh dear that is not good , hope you are ok. Not a lot of room under the bridge at the moment.

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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning

Post by High Seas » December 30th, 2017, 8:35 am

Not at all.
I have never seen the water flowing through so quick. A load of swans came through yesterday like they were on a baggage conveyor belt, it looked so funny.
I was more worried about the manageress coming out of the hotel as it made such a bang that I thought I had demolished the whole heading.
Not good but it can be fixed and unfortunately the shops don't appear to be open so I had best sit the weekend out.
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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning

Post by Hylander » December 30th, 2017, 8:47 am

It used to be that Lathams only ever closed on Christmas Day but was open the rest of the year.

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Post by High Seas » December 30th, 2017, 9:19 am

I used to like wondering around there but I was not too impressed this time round. Food was quite pricey and really small selection for such a large shop. All the tools etc were pretty blow quality stuff. Be nice to have some bigger shops on the river some place.
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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning

Post by High Seas » December 30th, 2017, 12:15 pm

5.75 feet under bridge.
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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning 5.75 Feet & Strong Flows.

Post by David » January 1st, 2018, 7:32 pm

Well 5.75 under Wroxham, we came under ludham today at 11.00am and for the first time in 3 years we had to lower canopy to get under it was less than 7' our air draft is 7'2" with canopy up checked potter this afternoon as the tide was going out and that was just under 5'
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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning 5.75 Feet & Strong Flows.

Post by High Seas » January 1st, 2018, 9:16 pm

I can get under 6.25 feet with my mast flat across the boat. For 3 days I tried to get under Wroxham Bridge and had to admit defeat. It's a full moon but even still the Broads has water level issues.
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Re: Wroxham Bridge Warning 5.75 Feet & Strong Flows.

Post by David » January 2nd, 2018, 6:27 am

It's low pressure ATM which also affects water levels quite a lot we can clear 6' 2" with everything down.
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