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SteveO
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I have noticed that some of the public moorings, such as Horning parish stsithe, have electrical hook-up points. Can anyone use these? How do you pay for power and are there others apart from Horning?

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I wonder what sort of risk assessment has been carried out by the Broads Authority on the provision and use of these facilities. Water and electricity can be a very dangerous combination.

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Providing the supply equipment is properly serviced and maintained, it should be perfectly safe. Off course the BSS would help to ensure that any boats connecting to such equipment are also properly configured and installed, although as mentioned if the shore power equipment is properly maintained, then the risk is minimal, no matter what state the boats electrics may be in.

The shore power will be fitted with a RCD (residual current device) which measures the amount of current flowing through both the positive and negative wires. The moment there is even a few milliamps difference the trip will be activated. The assumption being that the difference can only be caused by leakage to earth, either through faulty equipment or through the body.

In addition to the RCD on the shorepower supply, the boat should also be fitted with one at it's mains distribution point.

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That's a very valid point Poppy, I too would be very interested. I have posted this pic before, but it shows a mooring rope looped around one of these posts. It looks to have been passed through a mooring ring first but even so could have been a dangerous situation if the whole boat had come adrift.

ps sorry Steve, forgetting your original question. Anyone can use them. there was previous discussion about this, try this link

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=2400


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Hi Steve O,
welcome to the site mate.
i think there are more at Ranworth Staithe.
I hope we have lots of them cos i use my boat in the winter,and it will make life a lot warmer at night LOL.

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Howard,

If memory serves me correct, that is the Bridge Inn at Acle. The posts there have been bashed a few times, judging by the state they were in last time I was there. I would be very surprised if the pub has not had these inspected and tested with the rest of the electrics, as they would need to on an annual basis.

I find it very hard sometimes to understand what motivates some idiots when they moor their boat. The electric post at Reedham is now protected by a very big square Green post at the quayside to encourage people to moor to it and not the electric post.

If a boat was to leave and rip out the electric post, then the RCD would cut trip within milliseconds to prevent disaster.

On the subject of idiotic moorings, I know of a marina where they have put up no mooring signs in a section, which people then ignore. They then removed the mooring cleats to remove temptation and people have still ignored the signs and used rhond anchors to moor there!!!!

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Keith

Well spotted, it is indeed at Acle. If it had been a less serious subject, I suppose I could have also 'posted' it on the other thread which is running at the moment. It is amazing what people will do when mooring up though, it does make you wonder.

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Thanks for the welcome and all the information. I looked at the old thread in Norfolk Nog's reply and I seem to have walked into a minefield. These hook-ups look great for extending the season - early and late - when there are hopefully not too many electric boats about but in summer I will probably continue to drop my mud weight in Black Horse Broad.

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Is there a list of pubs and other places with electric hook ups, the BA ones are all on their leaflet but some of the pubs also seem to have electric points.

Does anyone know what the pubs charge to use the electric.

Alan & Gill

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Alan & Gill,

The ones that come to mind, are the New Inn, £5 last time I checked, you need to moor to the Left of the dyke, as you look at the pub.

The Bridge Inn, £5 when I checked two months ago.

The Coldham Hall tavern, not sure about a charge.

There are of course some BA ones right outside pubs such as The Nelson at Reedham and the Swan at Horning.

You can also pay for electric hookup at The Waveney River Centre.

Keith

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