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  1. DMD

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    Rover finds boating to be surprisingly easy...
     
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    a gentle nudge is accepted & the norm, that is shocking!
     
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    Anyone that's got any experience knows you start in reverse in those situations, as otherwise the stern just bashes against the pontoon. Either that, or it's that farmer having a bit of R&R before the court case.
     
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    Rich staycationers who'd rather be renting a boat in the Caribbean maybe?
     
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    That'll polish out with a bit of T-Cut.
     
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    Or sulky southerners that can't get to Mallorca? :bandit:
     
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    That company charge a £45 non-refundable insurance charge. I've used them twice and had no incidents, as do most, so they'll still be in front.
     
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    Or just folk who either don't know how to handle a boat, or don't care?
     
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    If it's only 45 quid hardly worth the time and effort shunting back and forth to get out cleanly, just push the power lever and go for it.
     
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    Having seen some of the nutters on the Norfolk Broads* last month that wouldn't surprise me whatsoever.

    *Innuendo optional.
     
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    Always found it a bit odd that you can take a boat pretty much anywhere, sea or river, without any license, certification or experience whatsoever! Summat with GB being a seafaring nation or what?
     
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    I thought I did rather well there TW seeing as I was sober. <cheers>
     
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    Thats not the case overseas or if you moor in a decent marina here, you need insurance & to demonstrate competence through a RYC course.

    overseas the min entry courses are much higher. Personally I’ve got my yacht master cert
     
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    You can in a river, but you need a license to go to sea don't you? That's what I was told, it was one of the reasons I didn't buy the floating caravan, that and the fact I was told it wasn't actually big enough to go to sea in.
     
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    And Mrs Lambo said no...
     
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    That as well. :emoticon-0111-blush
     
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    Overseas I don't know. Over here you clearly know more about reqts than I but I do know that my pal had a 40ft'er moored in a decent Poole marina, he had insurance but no other bits of paper at all and nobody bothered him, he just sailed. Another pal had a 17ft-er with a retractable keel, he'd just tow it to a slipway and bugger off!

    In terms of river boating I've rented cruisers and narrow boats and nobody expects any evidence of competence, thankfully...

    I'm not condoning it, I think it's wrong but it's where we are.
     
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    We're okay here, as the nice men from the RNLI will bring you back, and if you're really lucky they'll save your life in the process. <ok>

    You don't have to look far to see even on a gentle inland waterway at 4mph, the unwary can get into difficulties, so I made sure I got the appropriate training and paperwork from the RYA before venturing out into the sea, just for my own peace of mind. As you mentioned, I really don't fathom[sic] anyone who is stupid enough to think it's not needed.
     
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