Despite the new mooring rules rolled out last year, to ensure that everybody gets a’ fair share’ of visitor moorings at honey pot sites, people are still mooring leaving huge spaces between boats.
This is not only wasteful of the limited space available, but disrespectful of other boaters. Often boaters cite privacy as the reason, theirs or the other boaters, but what privacy? When you are inside your boat you have all the privacy you need,. If you need more privacy go home!
At Thrupp wasteful mooring can take up enough space to moor another 120 feet of boats.
I have moored on rings already in use and the user has come out and complained, not understanding the problem he is causing. We do not have the luxury of space. If you want to moor and have privacy then you should moor out in the country, I know I do when I want ‘privacy’. If you want to moor in congested places then your privacy goes out of the window. Don’t be precious about privacy, If it’s privacy you want feck off and buy an island.
Maybe a graphic like these two could be placed at the said honey pot sites to encourage sharing rings or bollards rather than wasting 20-30 foot spaces between boats.