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Hi Poppy.I am sure you are right about the instruction procedures. Its not like learning to drive a car, unfortunately. My other half spoke to a hire company about one of the collisions. She said, " if i had a collision with your car laughed and drove away, I am sure the police would come running after me, but with a hire boat the hirers dont really seem to care. Hirers dont seem to worry, cos its "only an old  boat". Its still someones'  treasured possession isnt it. terry

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Hi Maurice. It wasnt my intention to start a new debate on society's attitude, but it seems that most people put this sort of collision down to attitude. Perhaps we should start something then maybe the hire yards may bring back the deposit system and if enough people complained to the yards then just maybe !!!

Terry Croarkin

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I think you are right Yogibear. All I wanted was a considerate apology.... Unfortunately I tend to agree that the society of today is changing. Terry"



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Hi all, we have had our boat bumped twice now by a hire boat from Richardsons. The lady there is very helpful & they have not quibled about the repair bills at all.The only problem is, that is fine if you are on your boat, but what about damage caused when not there!  Frown

Mick & all

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" Thought about millions of fenders on the front, Maybe its worth a try "

Or just one bowsprit Smile

Actually, fitting bowsprits to motor cruisers (especially hire ones) is a bad idea. Imagine the carnage they could create on a busy day.......

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i think most hirers are ok but the few that do cause problems is not only restricted to hirers, i have seen many a private boat get into a mess and they are worse because they do not want to show inexperiance and like to think they are experts, hence why they are charging around with no care or thought for the rivers and other users of the broads,  

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quote:"......
  Actually, fitting bowsprits to motor cruisers (especially hire ones) is a bad idea. Imagine the carnage they could create on a busy day.......
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could be the start of a new broads attraction!
"hireboat jousting on barton broad"
especially on saturday afternoons in the silly season.   Scared


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Actually paying isn't the whole story; what about the time lost whilst the boat is being repaired?

I am one of the "fortunate" that own an old and fragile boat, I shudder to think of the damage that would be caused if a 2 ton bathtub even bumped her ... and after spending a year restoring and another probably to complete her, I now have some idea of what a proper repair entails.

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I feel for yuor pain, unfortunatley i am not in a position to own a boat so i am one of the many hirers, yes there is a bit of not considering others but i think most hirers are responsible and i would hope they would stop and assist if they had a bump, however i am most in favour of what the greeks and eygptians had on the front of their boats or a boat with a steel hull, hope you have no more problems

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Hello and welcome.

Have a look at my post last year headed "lunatics" You can find it somewhere on the forums using the search facility.

I was nearly crushed and sunk by some idiot hirer who just motored away as if nothing happened. Thank your lucky stars you have a good old solid "broads bus" made to take the knocks. My little tub is not and they still aim straight for it.

Make sure you have anything breakable securely stowed even when moored.

Best of luck. Enjoy our broads as on the whole we are a fairly responsible bunch. Some of the hirers are regulars every year and are very experienced.

Regards.

Alan.

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