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TerryTibbs
Jul-18-2016 @ 11:02 AM                           Permalink
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Jon, the OP already acknowledged that in his opening post.

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Hi.

I think it all depends on whether it is busy or not and how long the moorings are. If it is busy, certainly moor up as closely as is polite. If there are not many boats about at quiet times of the season then a bit of space between the boats is ok. Basically its common sense.

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Hi

I  am afraid I disagree with Dave. I have been boating for 40 years and never heard of an etiquette about mooring as close as possible to any boat already moored up.

I am afraid I always look for the biggest gap and moor as far away from any other boats as possible.  

The big variable is that the boats on the broads vary in length between 16 and 45 feet and in width between 6 and about 13 feet.

It therefore follows that with all the comings and goings it is impossible to know with any certainty whether your actions have been helpful or a hindrance to other boaters.

Have fun

Graham

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Though moorings are very changeable thru the day as boats are all sizes please as boaters don't loose the shuffle up to let someone in overnight. If you won't shuffle then you can't moan about late cruisers.
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