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How to increase overnight moorings - Part 2

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boatone

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Where a charge is made for an overnight mooring encourage the charging authority to only charge for one vessel alongside and not for vessels that raft out from it. This would encourage rafting and also reduce individual mooring fees. Local areas would also benefit from greater spending by more boats.
 

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well one cos I am Director of credit as my day job and the thought of trying to collect the rafters share of the fee on my time off is enough to put me off. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif maybe I could invoke retention of title if the boat is better than mine
 
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can't see it working in real life. Poor sod inside gets charged, everyone moors off him free. Might make more people raft, but unless reasonable people on raft who share costs, no way of policing it. Then everyone mills around waiting for first person in, so they can raft off them, etc etc.
 

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It is actually a serious suggestion.
Marlow, for instance, charge £10 a night at Higginson Pak by the leisure centre and do charge rafted boats as well. Only room for a dozen or so boats (even less with a couple of 70' narrowboats)in the main mooring stretch. There is a cheaper option a little further upriver but it is much shallower there.
Marlow is a nice town with plenty of restaurants and good shops so even more galling when you cant get in!
 

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The idea does have merit thinking about it more and Marlow is a great place to stop and we have struggled to moor there. Also most of the people I have met on the Thames have been nice people and I am sure most would pay their part of the cost. And well for the few who dont - life's to short to get stressed about it.
 

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Maybe I'm not a "people person", but most days I go sailing to get away from everyone else. If I choose to be on a mooring rather than in a marina, it's because I don't feel like having neighbours right now.

If this idea would be adopted, I'd rather b*gg*r off and drop the hook somewhere.
 

boatone

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We're talking about the Thames here so I suspect, with a 44' sailing boat, its unlikely to affect you /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Even for the Thames, if the idea were taken up I am not advocating a compulsory arrangement but rather one where if boats do raft up voluntarily they will be able to share the fee and make more mooring space available for others.

Your comment on dropping the hook is an interesting one. I am sure we could do much more of that on the Thames if we positively decided to do so, but for some reason its not that common. It would also lessen the possibility of boats being cast adrift during the night by idiots with nothing better to do.
 
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Already get this in Henley (Fawley Meadow - half price for outside) and Cookham park (free), at least it always happens when my father in law moors outside of me!
 
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They are around now, saw them (2 of them) couple weeks ago "pouncing" in the evening.
 

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Always thought it was a bit out of order to charge full price for boats rafted anyways - its not like they are taking extra bank up is it, although as has been mentioned one or two places do give a discount for rafting already.

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