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aquaplane
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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.

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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

cheers/robbie
which end is the stern?????

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david
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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.

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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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Hi Robbie.

Yes, you know for me it's the one and only thing that spoils the broads for me - and that's boat owners (being one myself I hasten to add!) who think they are an authority on everything, everyone and in particular over hire boat users!

We had the last day of our last Broads trip ruined by a berk who spent more time pointing out the faults with my boat handling than offering any help when I was clearly struggling with the wind/tide.

Mind you , the old fashioned 'Norfolk Man' who runs the yard where we kept our last boat had totally the right attitude - after he saw how stressed I was about the situation, he simply pointed out that in his experience a two fingered gesture to the 'moaner' (either actually if you're brave, or phychologically if you're not!) goes a long way, as often nothing makes them more expert than you!!!

There are really some miserable so-and-sos around aren't there?

Especially when it doesn't matter one jot to him how you moor the boat - you are clearly not in the way, it's not dangerous, and moreover, why should he care anyway when it's someone else hireboat!!!

End of rant - but your post hit a nerve with me, having experienced the same level of arrogance from another boater in the past.

Chin up!!

Best wishes,

James.

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Whether you go stern- or bows-to depends also to some extent on privacy. We used to hire small sailing cruisers in the Greek Islands and, because we lived much of our life in the cockpit, preferred to come in bows-to, dropping an anchor and length of chain and warp over the transom as we came in.

The disadvantage with bows-to mooring on the Broads is that mud-weights don't bite as well as anchors to keep you off the quay, broads boats tend not to carry chain, which gives a certain resilience when surges pull on the anchor/mudweight and your bow may not be as effectively fendered as your stern. Beyond that, do what suits you.

Phil

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