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Old 01 June 2010, 10:28   #11
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Old 01 June 2010, 10:29   #12
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To some extent it has a parallel with trespass in my view. Has it got an anchor on board? If so, I'd drag the heap some distance away and drop the anchor, maybe making sure the bitter end is attached first perhaps. I would think that is a fair solution.
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Old 01 June 2010, 10:41   #13
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It's gotta belong to someone not too far away. Could have had problems so used the nearest unused mooring meantime. A bit more inquiry maybe. Is your mooring strong?.. you could both be on it until you find the owner. Casting the boat adrift is not a reasonable option imho.
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Old 01 June 2010, 11:07   #14
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we had this a few years back when someone did the same thing to a yacht mooring, the owner of the other boat wasent too impressed with a bill then for the damage his boat had caused when both boats were tangeled up and started banging together overnight ,,other incident was a large Belgian beam trawler that decided to use the same yacht mooring overnight ,,thankfully the yacht was in the yard but it caused no end of damage to the mooring anchors and tackle .

obviously the other boater will have filled out a cg66 form ,perhaps they could trace the owner ,LOL
have you been aboard the boat to see if there is any sign of life ,who knows ,owner may be ill in a bunk ,,if you know what i mean .
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Old 01 June 2010, 11:44   #15
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Too deep to use his anchor . My mooring is only raited at 2 tonns - had to chase a bloody great gin palace off it last month . Just a total pain in the arse as it is pretty much abandoned . Have had to put my own boat back on its trailor . Happy days
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Old 01 June 2010, 12:02   #16
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I'd drag it up the beach at high tide and use his own anchor to hold him there.

A week without even leaving a note onboard is taking the mickey.
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Old 01 June 2010, 14:22   #17
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If you take action in any form other than to leave a note on his boat and wait then I guess you're opening yourself up to a whole heap of trouble. If this numpty really does have no regard for anyone else but himself, he will take any action by you as hostile and there lies the potential for retaliation.

This is a crap situation!
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Old 01 June 2010, 14:40   #18
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Mystery solved - the boys from the big smoke buy a clapped out banger , bring it down to their caravan , launch from the slip and put the trailor off the end . Tie the boat onto the piles from an old pier at high tide but don't leave enough slack on the ropes - boat goes turtle and sinks . Manage somehow to turn it back over , bail it and bugger of home leaving it on my mooring . The boat is apparently a complete wreck but they might be back at the weekend to have a go at fixing it . Well insured no doubt ! What a case if any for having to get a ticket . Many thanks for all the advice .
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So you going to sink it then.
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Old 01 June 2010, 15:03   #20
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Ah, that's a classic - at least you got a laugh out of it and it makes for good tellin'!

All we need now for a happy ending is for you to tell us where your pub is and we'll be around to collect our fee in beer
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