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Old 25th April 2022, 14:06   #1
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Is it their own fault or a lack of information from the hirers?
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bid-to-...broads-8919040
As I went past the river at Great Yarmouth, last week, I noticed a hire boat turning left, towards the sea instead of right, to continue on the rivers. There are signs but probably not clear enough for "less able" sailors! If they are lucky, they can just about manage to turn around before the current gets too strong. If not lucky, they can get swept out to sea! The folks in the article got caught out by the tidal flow and/or depths on the river margins!
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You've got to love Great Yarmouth and Breydon Water

Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 20.10.58 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr

Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 20.14.12 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr

Screenshot from GoPro video of Lady Emma at Breydon Bridge, Great Yarmouth by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr

Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 20.53.38 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr

Screenshot 2019-02-14 at 20.09.34 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr

These photos are of us coming back from South into Great Yarmouth so we did turn left at the yellow marker post
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Quick bit of video showing us turning the correct way onto Breydon Water from Great Yarmouth......

https://youtu.be/BfRH-BmQdbQ?t=133

I say correct, but we can go either way as a private sea going boat

Hire craft though are not permitted to go out to sea. Hopefully most will get no further than Haven Bridge.
Problem is, turning near the bridge especially on an outgoing tide and a small engine can be rather dangerous!
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