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Beale park moorings

Old Crusty

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Make sure your anchor light works, have a black ball, and a Broads type mudweight - stop in your favoured spot against the bank & drop the hook, use the mud weight to keep your stern in close, quote TC Act 1937, and see the reaction.
I have a mud weight going for free but you have to take the expensive ex wife as well ;)
 

Parabordi

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Make sure your anchor light works, have a black ball, and a Broads type mudweight - stop in your favoured spot against the bank & drop the hook, use the mud weight to keep your stern in close, quote TC Act 1937, and see the reaction.
That's what i plan to do!
 

DWT

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Reading, Berkshire
We rang Beale yesterday and left a message and to our surprise, and to their credit, they rang back this morning.
The very nice lady who rang was very apologetic but they have had serious problems there this summer with so many people around with rubbish, including excrement, discarded towels, rubbish bags and fires. They don’t have a full complement of staff after lockdown and have been really struggling to deal with it.
They have also had problems with the access road down to the river being blocked for residents due to double parking and have had to call the police out on one occasion.
In the end they concluded, and reluctantly, that they had little option but to close the moorings at least for the rest of this season.
They intend to review the position next year and she talked about setting up a working party of interested users to see how best to manage the site.
They are going to speak to the lockkeepers at goring and Whitchurch to let them know what was happening, although there is already a handwritten sign at Whitchurch.
 

oldgit

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Medway
A real shame.
Looked a really beautiful nice part of the world,at least for those of us who prefer to moor in a peaceful isolated quiet stretch of river with the aid of couple of mooring pins.
There are some who refuse to stop unless there is at the very least a Waitrose within 100 metres and 3 takeaways prepared to deliver to the boat. :):):)
 

jct1981

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20 Aug 2015
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Thames & Kennet Marina
We moored just above Cleve lock on Saturday - plenty of space, albeit a bit shallow in places - moored in the 3rd spot attempted & was grateful I could lift an outdrive ;)

I would imagine that it'll fill up quickly now on weekends, as it's not that far from Beale Park, albeit with Goring & Cleve lock in between. 20 min walk back down to Goring / Streatley. No Waitrose, but lovely little shops & good pubs.

Never seen so many fishermen lining the banks at Beale Park as we headed back down on Sunday.Cleve Moorings.jpeg
 

oldgit

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We moored just above Cleve lock on Saturday - plenty of space, albeit a bit shallow in places - moored in the 3rd spot attempted & was grateful I could lift an outdrive ;)
Never seen so many fishermen lining the banks at Beale Park as we headed back down on Sunday.View attachment 97561
Also be grateful the leg lifting electrickery and hydraulic bits are talking to each other at the moment and with all those fishermen around , no disgarded fishing line anywhere nearbye . :) :):)
 
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