Today as I rode my bicycle down the tow path I happened across nb Vega 70777 across the canal. Both sets of pins pulled out (total 4) two of which were lost in the water. the bow was touching the other bank. Several boats had passed this way today and between them they had pulled out the pins. At least one of them had seen the boat adrift and pushed past it.
I have on several occasions been warned about a drifting boat by a passing boater and wonder why they told me. Why didn’t they just secure the boat. I am guessing to f***ing lazy or too f***ing important to waste time on someone else’s boat.
Economics aside, we are all in this together, if your(our) boat is pulled off its moorings by some speeding bastard then you(we) would probably like someone to secure it. That being the case then it is only fair that you(we) should all do the same when we come across a drifting boat.
If we/you cant manage to do this for each other then we/you might as well piss of home and fill in the canals. It’s all about camaraderie! Come on people get a grip. If we/you don’t have time to secure a boat we/you shouldn't be on the water, get a bus!!!
If you are mooring your boat spare a thought for the chap who may find it adrift. He will need a centre line (a proper one) and he will need a club hammer to reinsert your pins. Put them in your gas locker if you are worried about getting them nicked. I hate trying to moor up a boat with no centre line and pissy little bits of string at each end and no way of putting the pins in. It is damned inconsiderate.