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Mar-21-2005 @ 1:33 PM                           Permalink
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Been reading the Salhouse discussion.
Must we expect to pay to moor (overnight or just for a few hours)?
Naively assumed all free.
We are hiring with independent boatyard.



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Rusty

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Mar-21-2005 @ 1:38 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Rusty!

There are a number of free 24 hour moorings dotted round the braods system. However, there are even more moorings which you have to pay for and these can start at £2 a night and go up from there. I'm sure some of the others on here will be able to provide you with a more definitive list of the free ones etc! Smile

There is a really good way round paying mooring fees tho, and that's to find a secluded corner in a broad and just plonk the mudweight down. Whilst it is really peaceful and away from other people... it also provides a poblem with gaining access to the shops and sights on land! Smile

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Alan, I can see your point about charging on the river, but not on the car parks, but I can also see why they do it!

It makes sense to charge a premium for a service that's in demand. If you are passing a pub on the river, and you fancy a pub meal, you're not going to see the mooring fee and say "forget it, we'll go on til the next one" because it takes so infernally long to get to the next one! Whereas in a car, you can see the £2 parking fee and just forget it, because it only takes 5 minutes to get to the next pub!

At the end of the day it's a captive audience that is taken care of.... like people who go to festivals, where the beer is hyper inflated because they know that people will WANT beer, and will pay whatever price (up to a limit) to get it!

But I would have to agree that it stinks!

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You will find some of the pubs charge for mooring, but refund against food in the pub - ideal if (1) the food's OK and (2) you don't feel like cooking

Craig

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One of the things that made my blood boil last year was a marina charging hire boats 5p extra per litre of diesel more than they charge privately owned ones.

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I'm suprised that they supplied any at all! As registered suppliers of gasoil they should have been asking for the VAT registration number of your home yard before supplying. I can only supply to private owners and then I still have to record a boat name and customer name for the monthly return.  

Here's plenty of room before the bridge to get the screen down   Bill...

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Bill,

I have got my own boat, I never realised there was any restriction on sales of fuel. How comes?

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Where I moor my boat, they make no distinction between hire or private, as far as I know, but they do charge a higher rate to non berth holders. I just assumed this was a discount to berth holders, as the marina is already receiving a fair sum of money for the mooring fees.

Keith

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We've always been told, when hiring, neverto get diesel from other boatyards but to ring the home boatyard if fuel was running low.

Not really thought about the reasons why before - must be pretty difficult to use more than one tankful of diesel in a week!!?

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quote:"......
Not really thought about the reasons why before - must be pretty difficult to use more than one tankful of diesel in a week!!?
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But not I suppose if some lucky people are able to hire for as long as 3 or 4 weeks Smile

Dave

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