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Old 01 June 2010, 05:15   #1
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Any ideas much appreciated short of cutting the idiot adrift on how to remove a clapped out old shetland which has attached itself to my mooring . The moron responsible hasn't even used the main mooring roap but has tied onto the lifting buoy ! I suppose a bit of wind will blow him off but only by breaking my gear .
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Old 01 June 2010, 06:21   #2
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How long has it been on your mooring and who do you pay?
The right thing to do is probably contact the person who owns the mooring and see what they say?

If it was my mooring I'd just move him and tie it against the harbour wall.
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Thanks Chewy , its my own mooring - bought , paid for and licensed by the crown which makes this even more annoying . Its in a relatively remote location on the west coast and there isnt anywhere to take this heap of junk short of beaching it . Given its condition and the way it has been moored I would say the owners haven't a clue and see my mooring as fair game .
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Thanks Chewy , its my own mooring - bought , paid for and licensed by the crown which makes this even more annoying . Its in a relatively remote location on the west coast and there isnt anywhere to take this heap of junk short of beaching it . Given its condition and the way it has been moored I would say the owners haven't a clue and see my mooring as fair game .
Is the mooring marked up with your boat name and how long has the Shetland been there?
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Yep short of giving the Queen a ring I'd beach it, either that or cut it loose tow it back claim salvage rights then bang it on eBay with no reserve.
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Its been there over a week now and the mooring is clearly painted with the boats name . I doubt anyone would actually pay you for this thing . Two claaped out engines hanging off the stern - the usual old merc and yamaha combo . Tempted to ask bigmuz to use it as target practice .
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Where exactly is it? PM me a location and I'll see if it's anyone on the fishing forum I use.
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Its been there over a week now and the mooring is clearly painted with the boats name . I doubt anyone would actually pay you for this thing . Two claaped out engines hanging off the stern - the usual old merc and yamaha combo . Tempted to ask bigmuz to use it as target practice .
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Hmmm. I think I understand vintner's problem - you don't want to tread on too many toes in such places - 'cos YOU have to moor there unprotected afterwards.

I'd get someone else local to break the news to the guy first - maybe pop a nice wee note on the boat too - saying you're gonna need the mooring (next week) and while he's welcome to use it until then, you need it back.

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Go down at 3am, fin out, cut it loose and make sure the bung is out. A good spring tide in the "right" direction helps too...

rural diplomacy, i has it
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Very tempting Wilk - its only two miles from my house but nobody local has any idea who this thing belongs to . I will get the big drill out if its not away next week .
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