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A Bit Of Richardson's Ballast Was Required.

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A Bit Of Richardson's Ballast Was Required.

Post by Dances With Otters » October 30th, 2017, 9:56 am

The recent winds have kept the water so high at Hoveton that Richardsons had to deploy a large percentage of its employees to act as ballast on the hire boats to get under Wroxham Bridge. :roll:
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Re: A Bit Of Richardson's Ballast Was Required.

Post by Hylander » October 31st, 2017, 7:40 am

We had this happen to us one year when trying to get back through Potter Heigham bridge but it is now getting decidedly dodgy if you go under Wroxham Bridge. You would think if there was any doubt that the Pilots would not be taking the boats through in the first place.

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Re: A Bit Of Richardson's Ballast Was Required.

Post by Dances With Otters » October 31st, 2017, 8:01 am

It was a Monday morning and the boat was stuck behind the bridge for at least two days. It was due back as the people had to go home. A Herbert Woods boat had to be left too and taken back by staff, all because of the wind.
Makes you think if the Bure could do with some form of relief system for times like this.
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