I made a lightweight mast support, using a piece of plastic drain pipe with a wooden wedge in the lower end, for passing under bridges. Once under Potter Heigham bridge things start to get busy! Although most of the motor boats were keen to help and appreciated being told which side to pass.
Meeting local boat owners was certainly interesting, especially the owner of a "Rover" design of boat. It was wooden, cold moulded hull, 16 feet long and designed by John Westall of 505 fame. You could see the similarity in the two boats. The owner felt there was only 14 ever built and he sailed around the Broads, spending over night stays under its forward cabin. It appeared to sail very well in the light airs of the Broads.
For my final night I was moored alongside two Lysander cruisers who used Swallowtail Boats to launch at Ludham. The owners explained that there was a new slip and good parking, all at a very reasonable price