I read with interest todays blog post from nb Starcross his neighbour is going to give up his mooring to be a ‘CCer’ purely to save on the cost of his mooring. which means he will be hopping up and down the canal so he can go to work
Here at Thrupp there are one or two boats for sale belonging to club members. nb Sir Reginald, nb Cock Robin to name but two. If you buy a boat the mooring comes with it IF you are acceptable to the TCCC.
A couple of weeks ago a chap came by the wharf asking about moorings. He said he was thinking about mooring his boat here. It transpired that the was thinking of buying nb Cock Robin. I said he should apply to join the club then he could stay on the mooring not a problem. He didn’t think the club would take him. Well say I there are no mooring around here. Mooring are as rare as hens teeth and as soon as they appear they are taken. If I move off my mooring, as I plan to do in the not too distant future, I have a half dozen numbers on my phone who will take it and not even think to ask how much.
I will have to get a touring licence then.
I said that the CC ‘licence’ wasn’t for hopping about the same stretch of water it was for cruising around the system.
He said, “I have no other choice!”
Erm run that by me again?
I have since learned of his circumstances and yes he is in a bit of a pickle, but BW is not a housing association!