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Old 03-01-2018, 10:14 AM
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Thanks Bob , I was asking for a specific fishery but it has given answers for other members and their fisheries so thanks again.
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As taught to me many years ago and more applicable to a marine environment, but parts are still valid for freshwater.

Approach your mooring upwind or up-tide whichever is the stronger. In fresh obviously up-wind. This gives you more control over the boat. Also applies when approaching a mooring buoy.

The boat should have a painter attached to the bows, so before commencing your homeward trip, ensure the painter is to hand if you are alone, or your partner has it to hand if there are two of you.

If alone, approach the mooring pontoon slowly, and when the bow touches steer the boat so you are alongside, and with the painter take a few turns around a mooring cleat and then around a thwart. This should hold the boat alongside while you unload and get yourself out of the boat. When that is done you can unhitch from the thwart and cleat, shorten up the painter and then re-tie it securely.
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More than happy to advise and help any one struggling with boat handling,berthing,navigation problems or anything to do with boat craft, but please take into account my 6 years Naval experience was on submarines
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Paul my son in law was on the Ark so his help isn't any use either.
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Paul my son in law was on the Ark so his help isn't any use either.
Don't beat about the bush Noel, In this case your son in law and me are a pair of useless buggers !
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More than happy to advise and help any one struggling with boat handling,berthing,navigation problems or anything to do with boat craft, but please take into account my 6 years Naval experience was on submarines
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Having once run a boat aground at full speed, ramming hurts, though I did manage to stay in the boat. After that I made sure I understood navigation buoys!
buddy of mine watched the following scene in Lough Derg. Guy ignores the marker buoys (Oh that's what they are there for) and ends up on a sand bank. Another guy comes along and offers to tow him off, attaches a line directly stern to stern. with the line slack in the water the tower speeds off. Line goes taut, there is an almighty noise and the boat on the sand bank has its bow ripped off.

ah the grand old pre-recession days when every idiot with a credit card was a yachtmaster ...
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