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kevinmachell
May-01-2006 @ 11:25 AM                           Permalink
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Hi ,
  It has just occurred to me that there may be rules or a protocol with regard to double mooring. What is the accepted procedure? Do you need to obtain permission from other boat owners? do i tie up to their boat or to the mooring rings? thus overlaying their boat with my ropes? What happens when the inner boat is ready to leave but the outer boat is not? can anyone advise please?
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May-01-2006 @ 12:55 PM                           Permalink
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Common good manners dictates that you ask, but if double moorings are customery, the other boat can hardly say no. Decide which boat is likely to leave first and moor that boat on the outside. First boat really ought to have fend-offs rigged as much as an invite to lay alongside but I would guess that the outside boat should make a real effort. Moor to the bank, first boat to leave made fast above the other although its practice in many parts of the country for the second boat to make fast does so under the lines of the first boat. Offer to put springs and lines to the inside boat to help prevent excess movement between craft. Offer to cross the foredeck of the inside boat. I say offer as small children might sleep in the forepeak, or the open forehatch might provide ventilation for the heads / bog. And DON'T wear stilletto heels!

A word of warning though. We'd moored outside a friends boat at Coldham Hall. We needed to top up our water tank and the hose was just too short so we used the tide to turn the boats around so that we were on the inside, and ten feet nearer the hose. Our friend's boat is now on the outside, what was next to the bank is now on the outside. Up on deck he comes, bleary eyed as one might expect of Coldham Hall Regatta. When he'd gone to sleep his boat was alongside, so he stepped out the side that he'd entered the evening before, only the bank was no longer there, the River Yare was. And the river is very cold in May. The moral of the story, don't take things for granted, atleast not in Norfolk.
P.S. we did rescue him.  

Jenny Morgan, the Oulton Bard!

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Hi Kevin,

Take a look at this thread, it may answer some of your questions.

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=23&Topic=2299&keywords=double%20mooring

Stuart

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Hi Kev
I think if you are on a private mooring say like a Pubs,and it allows Double mooring,it may be impossible to say no.

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I suppose that it makes sense for the smallest boat to be on the outside.

Re safety, if you feel unsafe, don't moor there. And really, and this could be a tin hat question, if you feel unsafe then are you safe, should you be boating? Boating does require a degree of agility and ability.

Jenny Morgan, the Oulton Bard!

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Hi everyone, your comments are much appreciated. The thread suggested by Stuart provided all the answers I needed
             regards kevin

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A difficulty arises when a hire craft needs to breast up to another craft, the yards simply do not seem to prvovide enough line to run them ashore. So if any of you need to breast up to us just ask and we are and have been happy to lend you some. The number of desperate looking hirers just before dawn and lack of free moorings is a real problem on the south broads sometimes.

David

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quote:"......
The number of desperate looking hirers just before dawn
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????????  I thought most hire boats had onboard loos now?? Playful   Tinhat

erm - dusk even?? Question

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Chris

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Just a thought, if anyone wants to research the niceties of double mooring via th Internet, the more widely used term is 'Rafting', which is an  issue at almost every public mooring location (Internationally !)

If you do a Google search containing the two words 'rafting' and 'mooring', (like this http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=rafting+mooring&meta= ), you'll find many interesting pages.

People hang signs saying 'no rafting', and 'leaving early morning' etc.  Smile


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Hi
Double mooring is not as bad as it was as less boats.
But what gets me mad one boat taking Up space when you can fit a boat next to it if only they had tied up at the end of a mooring.
Is it ok to move boat along if nobody on boat?  


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