Topic: Double mooring

RedCow    -- Jan-27-2017 @ 2:34 PM
  What is the etiquette in regards to double mooring,if i want a quiet mooring with a view can i refuse?

pargeandmarge    -- Jan-27-2017 @ 5:24 PM
  We recon you can Red Cow without a problem.
Marge and Parge

spiderman    -- Jan-27-2017 @ 6:39 PM
  Absolutely you can say no.

steve    -- Jan-27-2017 @ 8:28 PM
  A lot of boats were I've seen with notice in the Windows saying " no double mooring please "

steve and vicky

rickh    -- Jan-27-2017 @ 9:19 PM
  The etiquette is this , do into other's as u would expect them to do to u , fine put a notice in saying no double mooring , but one day u might find u need a mooring and all u can see is no mooring signs especially on the northern rivers in summer .
What is wrong with a little common sense n give and take ? .
Of cause u can refuse but remember that others can too n trust me if a boat wished to moor along side me then that's fine , but only as Long as it doesn't have a sign in the window prohibiting others from doing that , n that's the only time I would refuse .  


Forresters    -- Jan-28-2017 @ 1:35 AM
  So RedCow if you find a quiet mooring you are highly unlikely to be asked to double moor.

It is more likely in popular mooring spots or an emergency.

Once outside the Ferry Inn at Stokesley near sunset we invited a DM by a couple who were doing the same as us and catching the tide to go south early the next day.  They were gone before us and we never felt a thing.

The next was a bit more challenging being a stag do who lost steering on a big boat when we were moored at Womack Island.  It is just what you do

The pace of life down there
suits us

boat-mad    -- Jan-28-2017 @ 9:16 AM
  Here is a link to the official Broads Authority information on double mooring.

Kind Regards

This message was edited by boat-mad on Jan-28-17 @ 9:16 AM

daviddownunder    -- Jan-28-2017 @ 11:26 PM
  I have no problem with double mooring, in fact I have offered it to passing boats when they have been looking for a mooring.

Also think of double mooring as the same as stern on mooring, with boats on both sides of you, generally no problem

Dave Downunder

Exile    -- Jan-29-2017 @ 2:02 PM
  First rate post from Rickh that should be applauded.
A very old fashioned attitude it seems nowadays but is the way things were done historically in Broadland. The area is very much the poorer for that change. The camaraderie, all mucking in together, live and let live aspects of Broads boating were once one of it's best aspects. Sadly almost all gone now.

newton7    -- Jan-30-2017 @ 6:07 AM
  In the 70s it was quite normal to double moor and there seemed to be little fuss back then...we made many a friend because of being double moored


Hylander    -- Jan-30-2017 @ 7:31 AM
  The difference now is more folk have their own boats whereas in times gone past it was mostly hire boats.

Stern mooring or double mooring isn't such a major problem in the summer months as hopefully folk don't have their heating systems belting away at all hours, filling the adjacent boat with noxious fumes.

There again if you do allow double mooring people are going to be trudging across your boat (remember some women wear high heels even on a boat,   uggh!! my paintwork) whereas when you stern moor they at least can get on and off at the back of the boat.

That lot coupled with the fact that some people have dogs on board.     It is instinct for Fido to want to protect the boat and so could be interesting.

We would double moor only if we knew the people mooring along side and that they did not have dogs.  I personally am terrified of dogs although I love them.

Edited to say that it goes without saying that in an emergency everyone must allow double mooring.

Women dont nag they just
things out...


This message was edited by Hylander on Jan-30-17 @ 7:32 AM

Exile    -- Jan-30-2017 @ 10:18 AM
  " we made many a friend because of being double moored "

Very true.
But that was before "personal space" and the term "pride and joy" were number one and two on many boaters agendas.  Broads boating is a very much more insular and less sociable activity since then.

All the reasons given against double mooring on the Broads also apply to coastal based marinas and there is never an issue or problem with it there.

This message was edited by Exile on Jan-30-17 @ 10:25 AM

Torty    -- Jan-30-2017 @ 12:33 PM
  We have moored in small congested Greek harbours where the only way to get boats in was stern on to the quay and then latecomers went stern on between the bows of two boats and even later comers went stern between the bows of two boats, three boats out from the quay. Provided people were sensible about fendering and considerate about leaving at a reasonable hour it all worked very well. I think people who put up the barricades against double mooring miss a lot and are the poorer for it.


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