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Unless it was an emergency or I had been blocked in by an inconsiderate boater I would not consider moving someone else's boat. If you started moving people's cars around at a supermarket car park I do not think this would be well received. As for being in a pub then all the owners would have to do is to call out in the pub for the owner or captain of the vessel. If they failed to do this then I think that is exceptionally rude. I have actually been woken up on one occasion as my boat was being moved, the idiots did not even knock on the boat. Furthermore, people never tie up your ropes with the same levels of security in mind and enthusiasm. I have even had people forgetting to put the stern rope back on the mooring post.......I'd say it is a no, no and byelaws do cover this as previously mentioned.
'Byelaw 72 does apply across the navigation area which includes BA 24-hour moorings'. FOIA Appeals Solicitor and Monitoring Officer- Broads Authority
I was moored on Ranworth a fortnight ago and a lady standing on the stern of a boat leaving the mooring on my starboard side shouted that she had untied my rope to allow them to move off. " no problem" I replied , " have you re-tied it " ? " no " she said. " my husband said we don't have time " !!! Thanks.
Hi Alan I have often seen boats moved to maximise the space/make safe, they wouldn't have driven it but only pulled/pushed it and would have tied it up correctly,after all it is there mooring.Yacht stations often retie mooring ropes that have been tied to tight/loose not allowing for tide rise and fall i have Evan done so my self when i have seen the need, to stop damage to a boat that is unoccupied. John
Thank you utimis twas a 21rst Birthday so lovely to see youth blossom and look after us oldens while they do it, we that is the Royal Marge and Parge (and not the Parge that posted had a wonderful evening.) Kindest Regards Marge and Parge