Friday, June 27, 2014

Mooring up–the proper way

I have often heard the argument that boats should be able to pass moored boats at whatever speed they like and the reason boaters get upset is because they don’t moor up properly.  Bank integrity nor wildlife have nothing to do with it, apparently.

The answer to mooring properly came only the other day.  I know this is how it should be done because this particular boat went hurtling past me at quite a pace.

In addition to the bow and stern ropes, one needs two centre lines coming out at angles – one to the front of the boat and one to the back.

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These ropes should be tied to pins

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There is also this neat trick to stop the boat banging in to the side (or getting stuck on the shallow waters)

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I thought it was brilliant!


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