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I was there and there was nothing wrong with your aproach and mooring, if you're tied to the bank and not moving about incomoding anybody then your mooring is OK. Also you did the right thing by turning the boat on the ropes rather than shunting about on the engine. In fact it may have been me who actually said as we left "Hi, I would have introduced myself but I couldn't see your logo when you were parked the other way around" (pointing to the now visible logo), I thought you were just being miserable but you may have just misheared and chose to ignore me.

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update on cat logic: See, I told you there was one under there, very tasty it was too.

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hi david
no it was not you i was referring to this boat had come down from the river to turn at the staithe early before you left im sorry if you had let on and got no reply.i persume it was my brother who ignored you.i wish i had known it was you i would certainly have.. had a good chat with you .once again i apologise and by the way you have got a realy nice boat Blush ps if some of us looked miserable the reason can be found under another post..in holiday tales...title cautionary tales

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which end is the stern????? Scared

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Oct-17-2006 @ 8:12 PM                           Permalink
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Flippin 'eck Robbie, really pleased it wasn't me who upset you. after reading your other postI wish even more I had made my presence known, not surprised you were not happy bunnies after reading the other post. I would have taken them off your hands and marooned them on the inner dowsing if I'd known. Just because they were unhappy tht's no reason to screw your much looked forward to holliday. Hope to see you around next year minus the charmess baggage. Smile

update on cat logic: See, I told you there was one under there, very tasty it was too.

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Robbie,

I always moor bows to where everyone else is stern to.

I can't fit my door from the inside so everyone can look in the boat from the shore if I'm the other way round.

Also, my outboard is hanging off the back and it gets in the way. If I wanted to moor stern to I would use the anchor to hold the boat off the mooring leaving a short step ashore. That's how it lies when bows to anyway.

Apart from that, as previous, you look like you are side on anyway, I moored just where that yacht is when I was there.

Bob.

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From what I've seen, bow-on moorings are perfectly reasonable... I can think of several marinas that I've been to where they are the norm.

The issue, in terms of the boat, is: does the mooring protect her (and other boats) from damage. Most Broads Motor Cruisers are square-sterned, so lie happily stern-on. But most could equally lie bow-on in the right situation. Indeed, it occurs to me that at the Ranworth meeting in June, it might have been quite convivial for some of the M/C's to have moored with their fronts towards the shore.

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hi all
yes i did not know if i was breaking any bylaws or not and given better conditions would always moor stearn on.thanks david for your post we must have come across as a right anti social lot.hope to make amends next year im off to bake a large humble pie Wink

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david
meet my brother

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I suspect about one third of the boats in our marina are moored bow first. Not a good idea if you are leaving it there all season as the bows will tend to scrape against the quay. Not a problem if left overnight though. Don't worry about it. And don't think for one minute that private owners are an authority on mooring!!

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Oct-17-2006 @ 11:09 PM                           Permalink
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With the open well being forrard I would suggest that what you did was good practice. As for the private boat, just showing his assumed superiority over hireboats.

Jenny Morgan,
Being the name of my boat and the generic name applied to the flag atop of a Norfolk Wherry mast, unique to Broadland. Now you know!

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We moor bow in as do many in our marina, as we are on the edge of Breydon we tend to get a few waves and wash from passing boats and it makes life a little quieter in the forward berth.

God, the filter even changes co*rs* now in case it looks like *rs*.

update on cat logic: See, I told you there was one under there, very tasty it was too.

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the logical reason to call for stern on mooring is simply to allow more (?) vessels to use a limited area of quayheading. It matters not a jot that you may be 'round the wrong way'...(well not to me it doesnt).
What does annoy sometimes is when a boat is for and aft mud-weighted, on a broad, (presumably so that tv reception is preserved) thereby not swinging round with the rest of us on the one mud weight. When its very busy summertime this can cause some upsets.

....huggy

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