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Jean&Brian
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Ok I was going to make further comments but will restrict it to just 2.

First I havn`t heard one person who has reservations about double mooring tell anyone else they can`t or shouldnt allow it or malign them in any way, shame the same can`t be said in reverse.

Second Whats more selfish than someone who chooses to cruise all day their choice by right possibly stopping for a few drinks lunchtime then moving on expecting someone else to accomodate them so they can spend all night in the pub disturbing everyone else at chucking out time.

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Right back to start of topic and hopefully the final word a copy of letter just received from Trudi at the BA.

Dear Brian, I have had a couple of contacts from people regarding the wording on the signs. Given the expense involved, I am not inclined to replace the signs completely, but I have asked our graphic designer to review whether we could add a vinyl to the signs to cover up ‘please double moor at busy times’ and replace it with ‘Please seek agreement to double moor’. If this is possible we will look to complete the works over the winter period.

I have reviewed the signage on moorings where double mooring is not permitted, and there is insufficient room to add any extra text in, and again I do not feel that replacing the signs completely warrants the expense. However, I will look to see if the signs can be redesigned for future use, once replacement is necessary due to condition.

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quote:"......He said "Why would I want to moor next to somebody with such an insular outlook when I could move down a couple of boats to be welcomed and possibly meet a friend for life".
He is only 24 years old. What a great attitude........"

Indeed it is!

However, I can clearly see why some boat owners are wary of being moored against.

Perhaps we need some form of proof of competency like they have in Europe.

Over there, the system would simply grind to a halt if multiple mooring was discretionary; I once had to moor 'seven-out' in ever-popular Zierik Zee.

Perhaps it is up to the BA and RYA to thrash out some workable competency solution that would allay the fears that owners have of hirers and other owners - real or imagined.

The number of private cruisers is increasing but the frequency of hire cruiser use is high; the problem needs to be addressed.

Naturally, we all value our own privacy; I carry four additional large ball fenders for appropriate use, should the need arise....

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Of course, that's goes a long way. But it can't avoid some of the real issues that have been raised so I would hope your pleasant approach could be adopted by all, whichever side of this particular fence they sit on.

It's quite sad that I have had contact from members on this subject by pm/email etc, and some feel they cannot openly air their views for fear of being derided by those who cannot accept that some boaters have real and valid concerns about double mooring.

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quote:"......I carry a cheerful smile and a hello, works wonders......."

That is being optimistic.

Carrying four ball fenders is being pragmatic.

Both, nevertheless, are positive attitudes.  Wink

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I think what's needed is a way to tell at a distance those that will allow double mooring....and those that won't.

Maybe a green burgee and a red burgee to show the difference.

Or some other alternative.

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quote:"......I carry a cheerful smile and a hello, works wonders......."


quote"......That is being optimistic.

Carrying four ball fenders is being pragmatic.

Both, nevertheless, are positive attitudes......"


Yes, positive and a credit to both posters too.



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We only visit during the school holidays so would expect to be double moored at the busy spots. At 43 foot long we are rarely on the outside (although it has happened-they looked surprised as I lugged over a pushchair, 2 children, the stuff that children need, the rubbish and finally the wife. They were not so surprised when we returned with shopping in place of the rubbish. It was a wet day so I mopped the mud and grass of their boat-I told them first.. Surely it is only common courtesy?).

When we are on the "inside" we offer to people to double moor-you can always tell who is looking for a spot to moor. With the proactive approach we have missed any stag do's late in the evening  Wink

Never had a problem so far but many positive experiences. Long may it continue.




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In the 70's it was not unknown for Norwich Yacht Station to be full...DOUBLE moored! Reedham too!
But like everything today with Insurances sky high and yes, boatowners I am sure want no damage done to their pride and joy I can see their thinking. Double mooring will be debated on here, from now, till errrrrr........ Confused

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