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Old 05 June 2006, 18:36   #1
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East Coast/Broads cruise

There are a few RIBnetters now on the East Coast. There has been talk several times of a cruise of some description, one was planned last year but only 2 ribs turns up for a day on the Broads. Anyway, perhaps we could organise something for this year!

There are lots of options if people were interested. There is of course the Norfolk Broads although that's not particulary RIB friendly due to the 4 mph speed limit. The North Norfolk coast does however provide lots of interesting places to cruise from. A possible day out could be from Brancaster over to Skeggie for a BBQ and back. Failing that we could start from Oulton Broad on the broads, cruise through the lock into Lake Loathing, out into the North Sea at Lowestoft, down to Southwold for lunch, mabye stop off somewhere else and then home.

Anyone interested?
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We would be interested launched from “Wells next to the sea” last weekend
But not to sure on the broads very nice to look at but 4mph all day?
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Old 06 June 2006, 05:39   #3
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East coast cruisin'

Brancaster to Skeggy sounds like a good trip.

What's the launching like?
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A North Norfolk cruise sounds popular then.

I have to say I've never launched at Brancaster, but all the slips up that way seem to be similar (muddy) (normally use the one at Morston). Lauching is 1.5hr +/- high tide so we'd have to arrange a date which fitted in with the tides fairly well. The slip at Brancaster is maintained by the sailing club though so should be OK. I could have a rekkie if people were interested.

Of course Well isn't that much extra in terms of distance by sea, and there is a decent slip there....

We semi planed this trip before. From memory its about 20 miles accross the wash to Skeggie.
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I could be interested in this too.

Not really bothered which one you decide on. I reckon an explore swallow and amazon stylie could be a laugh on the broads though.


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Broads

CJL just wants to go on the broads cos he's got his Inland Waterways Instructor

but it would be nice to get out somewhere new.
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Lake Loathing


Is self loathing or loathing of others?!

(Lake Lothing is the correct spelling for thems that dont know!)

I always thought the idea of a Broads Cruise seemed a bit dull in ribbing terms and I speak as one who grew up on the Broads, went on holiday there every year for 20 years or more and whos folks still have a yot there and live 1/2 a mile from the river at Burgh St Peter!

Wells is a nice spot. Went there on the RB4 raid. Happy memories! (Apart from Brian breaking his arm in the pub )
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East Coast

It great to hear you suggest the east coat. Have you considered further up, Bridlington ?. A cruise up to scarbourough around flamborough head and along Bemton Cliffs. The wildlike is amazing, teaming with puffins and gannets all along the cliffs. Brid South Shore has excellent launch facilities. There are tractors to launch and retreive you (£10) so you can go straight out. They then park up and look after your trailer. The site also has full wash facilities and car parking. I get my new rib in mid July, so if any one is interested, let me know.

It is also listed on boatlaunch.co.uk.

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CJL just wants to go on the broads cos he's got his Inland Waterways Instructor
Thats news to me! I would have thought I would have remembered being that bored.

Fancy doing your PWC course at Plas Menai in Wales btw?

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True the Broads could be very slow and dull in Ribs.

Hence the Outlon Broad/Lake Lothing (sorry Alan) North Sea/Southwold further down cruise could be fun as it combines everything......

How are people fixed for July?
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