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'Headlines'      Editor of prestigious yachting publication searching for 'weed'.


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'Headlines'      Editor of prestigious yachting publication searching for 'weed'.

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Over the years the Broads Authority  / Environment agency have been cleaning the Norfolk Broads.. Weed has been increasing year by year.. This year for the first time, we had to abandon racing for several months on Black Horse Broad (aka Hoveton Little Broad) because of the weed..
As for the river  you could see the bottom maybe 20ft out from the river banks.. I've never seen the bottom of the river before, except in the depths of winter.. The weed and lilies think this is wonderful, clean water and a hundred years of farming fertiliser run off on the river bottom to grow on..
There are areas on the river, we used to sail into, but now have to call for water to clear it, as it's lily and weed infested...  No one has questioned this it's just been accepted as the right thing to do.
There is also the possibility of Hovers, the old name for a mass of weed / reed / grass / peat that has broken away from the bank.. they're not common but at least you can see them easily drifting down the river. 
Old broads classes had Spoon rudders Hydrodynamically not very good, but they catch a lot less weed than a modern spade rudder.
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Iíve never had ever had anyone call for water to tack because of floating weed

I've done it.

with what result?
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Originally posted by JimC

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Iíve never had ever had anyone call for water to tack because of floating weed

I've done it.

with what result?

There's only one possible result. If you call someone to tack they *must* respond no matter how false the call is. If they don't like it the only recourse is to protest, which hasn't ever happened to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Moo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 22 at 6:54pm
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Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by Dakota

Iíve never had ever had anyone call for water to tack because of floating weed

I've done it.

with what result?

There's only one possible result. If you call someone to tack they *must* respond no matter how false the call is. If they don't like it the only recourse is to protest, which hasn't ever happened to me.


Pretty sure I have requested it for a larger patch of floating weed too at the home club and water given no question.

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