Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Sp**ding Again

It's been raining. "I know," you might think, "but so what?" Lots of rain equals soft banks. Soft banks equal torn/bent pins. Banks then collapse and there are fewer places to moor. Yesterday One Anglo Welsh boat and two from College Cruisers came past at a phenomenal speed in the rain. What were they trying to achieve? Does one get less wet if one goes faster? I don't know but the bastards pulled my pins and damaged the bank. It's a shame we cant install speed bumps.

I think I will write to the APCO to see if I can ascertain what there rules are for operators and how they police that.


Halfie said...

They'll probably say that just as in the case with cars - hired or privately owned - it's down to the individual at the wheel/tiller to drive/steer sensibly. Yes, car drivers take the driving test, but that doesn't stop them speeding. I suppose APCO could make all of their members sign an agreement to explain to their hirers the reason for the speed limit, but that's unlikely to make any difference.

English Blogger (Davie B) said...

I was moored behind a Anglo-Welsh boat a few days ago. There is a big sign about the instrument panel just below cabin in constant eye view of the operator of the narrow boat saying slow to tick over when passing moored boats.

What more can the hirers do? They tell them, they put a sign on the boat. Apart from putting a speed governor not letting the boat go above tick over there isn't a lot more they can do.

Maffi said...

They could offer to buy me some new (straight) pins.

Anonymous said...

To tame speeding boats why not take the name of the offending boat, phone the hire company with the details and request that the offending hirer is informed of their actions (the hire companies do require contact cell phone numbers of hirers) then follow up with a call to the hire company to ensure the the offender has been told. Unfortunately the above is a hassle but if people think they can "get away" with being antisocial they will continue with their bad practice.