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Old 11 June 2005, 18:21   #1
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Mooring villains

I feel I must be morphing into Victor Meldrew, because so many people seem to piss me off so easily these days...

Much has been written about damage caused to two boats at Ribex on another thread, due to a lack of care by another ribster.

On the Sunday of the Whitsun weekend, Yarmouth was absolutely heaving with ribs and we rafted up about 5 out. We took a stern line to the wall to straighten our raft and went off for lunch, checking on the boat every 20-30 minutes. (Yes, I plead guilty to the anal allegation)

When we went back, there was a 5m blue Avon from the raft behind contentedly nuzzling up against our engine casing, as the raft inshore was hopelessly twisted. I rummaged through the Avon's lockers and put a couple of his lines together so that I could straighten his raft with a sternline from his boat to the quay. Bugger me if he hadn't taken it off 20 minutes later when we went to check on our boat again !

But today takes the biscuit. We moored up 4 out with a Coastline 7.5m, inboard diesel with a bit of teak on the engine casing, inside of us. We used three fenders between our boat and this Coastline and moored up securely using painter, sternline and a single spring as the tide was beginning to drop.

We emerged into the bright daylight to find that the Coastline had gone, our spring and painter had simply been cast adrift and just our sternline was tied onto the rib inshore with a scope of around 14 feet, which meant that our boat was now free to clatter any one of three boats in the raft ahead. The crew of the rib to which we were now tied, said that they had helped to tie the Coastline up in the firstplace because their crew didn't seem to have a clue.

I will also accept a charge of being a snob in some matters, but I just think these people are inconsiderate scum.

Rant over.

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Old 11 June 2005, 18:58   #2
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You dont say where exactly you moored up to day old stick
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Old 12 June 2005, 11:06   #3
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You dont say where exactly you moored up to day old stick
Ah yes. Another of my degenerative failings, along with drbbling from the mouth, withering of my limbs and bloating of my stomach.

Er, Yarmouth again.
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Old 12 June 2005, 14:25   #4
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I feel I must be morphing into Victor Meldrew
I don't believe it

We had a chat about your predicament today Brian and the consensus was that :
  • we were very sympathetic
  • peeps should treat other boats as they should their own (i.e.with care & consideration)
  • we totally agree with you
  • summer's here and everyone's out & mooring is becoming difficult
  • a lovely lady was so helpful to us yesterday as we moored next to her Cruiser. She offered to help & let 7 of us tramp across her boat in the peaceful location she had chosen near the Folly so thank goodness most peeps are great 'out there'
  • it wasn't us was it ?
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I will also accept a charge of being a snob in some matters,
Do you think you might be the only snob in the village ?

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Old 12 June 2005, 16:19   #5
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Do you think you might be the only snob in the village ?

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Maybe, but one thing I don't neeed is a good xxxx up the xxxx.
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We believe you!

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If only . . .

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peeps should treat other boats as they should their own (i.e.with care & consideration)
Sounds like Brian's culprits didn't even give a f*** about their own boats, let alone anyone else's.

No-one likes red tape, but it's a good argument for compulsory boat numbers. At least you can make a note of the boat you were last moored up against.

Presume there was no damage Brian?
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Old 13 June 2005, 08:30   #8
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I was in Yarmouth yesterday and I know what you mean.

We were next to the wall and when I went to check the boat there was another rib about to moor alongside. Since we were there anyway he waited until we cast off. But I have to say If he had moored next to me I would not have a clue what to do to get my boat out and secure his. We were not taught this on my RYA2.

Can anyone offer advice. Is this a candidate for an FAQ?
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Old 13 June 2005, 13:37   #9
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Can anyone offer advice.
If there's something specific you don't know and want to learn good methods and practice then I think it's always worth asking an instructor if they will do a few hours' tuition.

Invaluable in my view. Well worth spending a few bob and there are loads of great PB Instructors around.

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If there's something specific you don't know and want to learn good methods and practice ....

He's asking. Just tell him how best to do it.
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