Thursday, 1 April 2010

Yeah rite!

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It’s not like there wasn’t 50 feet behind this hire boat and more rings. Sometimes I just do not understand their logic.

8 comments:

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Obvously heard about people moaning about boaters leaving gaps betweenmoored boats.

Andrew Daykin said...

Oh - so its not a new BW wheel clamp for boats - one each end till they pay up !

GeeWhizz said...

Quote:
"Leaving 10 to 20 feet between boats is inconsiderate and selfish. Why is that space so necessary?
Let’s all make an effort this season to moor up close, who knows it might mean we meet some very nice people."

Maffi said...

GW this boat is obviously a BW boat. it has no buttons so all that is happening is the paint is being scrapped of the side of the bow of the hire boat. Little thought is being shown here. I have always advocated button to button mooring but never button to back hoe.

Dave said...

Pleasing to see that someone at Heyford takes mooring properly so seriously, and that care for boat paintwork is a priority. http://nboakfield.blogspot.com/2010/02/aynho-to-thrupp.html

Maffi said...

OXNB do ensure that the passage through the bridge in your link is kept open. To my knowledge the channel is never closed unless there are boat movements going on and then for the shortest time possible. We must remember that not only do hire boat companies pay a considerable sum for licences, (OXNB has 22 boats ranging from 47 to 69 feet) but they also pay a considerable sum for their operating bases. This is all money into the BW coffers that is much needed. Without hire bases across the system BW would be very short of funds. We all need to make allowances as long as we can get past it should not be a problem. Any restrictions will only serve to test boating skills and that can't be a bad thing, can it?

Paul F said...

I dont know Maffi

I get the impression those that own boats and live on them are automatically pefect at all boating skills ;)

Not impressed with the BW boat, looks like being an arse for the sake of it is fun?

Personnaly, I think the law in this country should be so that anyone wishing to own or rent/use a boat on British waterways, should have to do the ICC course like you have to in most of europe? Kinda wierd how the country with probably the most miles of canals and waterways has no restrictions allows even the most brain dead moron let lose on a boat.....

Maffi said...

You missed the point Paul the BW boat was there first, trust me on this its the hire boaat that is not showing consideration.