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Old 30 January 2016, 10:26   #11
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Hi Tim

Thanks for the details - really useful.
Morston sounds good, as does Burnham Overy Staithe and Brancaster Staithe.

Beach Rock say on their website that there is no tractor/ driver for 2016 yet. This would be ideal as it's really close by. Took the dog for a walk just north of Yarmouth last weekend. It looked so inviting - sunny, sparkling, flat as a pancake. Just asking for a rib to carve through it...

Coincidentally, I went for a jolly today to Yarmouth and Lowestoft for a sniff around some slips (future planning!)

Anglia Boatyard opposite Yarmouth Yacht Station on the Lower Bure - closed, but I have his phone number and will call next week. I have been on a rib launched from here once before and although fine, it's really muddy. Fine this morning on a spring high - all mud covered.

There is a slip near the RNLI, fairly wide, concrete and open access. I'm not sure how far it goes as it was high tide, but looked like plenty of seaweed. I will have another look on a lower tide. I didn't see one behind a gate, but then I wasn't looking for it! I am back there on Wednesday so will have another look.

The one at Oulton Broad, on the corner by the Yacht Station is pretty uneven. The Harbourmaster suggested a couple around the corner in Nicholas Everitt Park which seem in good condition and right by a large car park which looked ideal for trailers. Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre. We've been through the lock a few times on our bigger boat and stayed at RNSYC as a base - very welcoming. I'll see if i can find one the other side of the lock in Lake Lothing to save waiting for the lock.

Not tried Southwold - been past a few times at sea, but never up the Blythe. It's on the to-do list.

Where do you normally go from?

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Old 30 January 2016, 18:28   #12
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Advice on where to launch on the Norfolk coast.

I've launched Brancaster and Burnham before and go there regularly, both relatively hassle free, only trouble is the tide window which is +/- 2hrs of high tide.

I think Morsten is a bit more forgiving on the tide windows as is Blakeney, the seal boats seem to manage getting out during a wider window than +/- 2 hrs.
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I've launched Brancaster and Burnham before and go there regularly, both relatively hassle free, only trouble is the tide window which is +/- 2hrs of high tide.

I think Morsten is a bit more forgiving on the tide windows as is Blakeney, the seal boats seem to manage getting out during a wider window than +/- 2 hrs.
I agree, I think the seal boats have wheels on the bottom the length of time they run per tide
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Anglia Boatyard opposite Yarmouth Yacht Station on the Lower Bure - closed, but I have his phone number and will call next week. I have been on a rib launched from here once before and although fine, it's really muddy. Fine this morning on a spring high - all mud covered.
I think I know where you mean, is that just off the roundabout at the top of the hill just by Asda? I've been down there before - reasonable looking slip. I wonder what he charges. I should follow that us as its only about 15 mins from where I live. Would make a nice run down to Southwold or up the coast. Also good for Breydon Water - no speed limit!
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I spoke to John Shearing 07554 635886 or 01493 369214 at Anglian during the week. He is not on site all the time. If he is there, launch, retrieve and parking is 10 for the day. A year's key rental is 130 and this includes unlimited access and use of the slip. Certainly one for high tide as it is very muddy.
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