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Friday, February 13, 2015

Canal and River Trust latest for Continuous Cruisers

Policy outlined for boaters without a home mooring


Trouble is they still have not made it clear as to how far a boater needs to travel.

Contacting CRT to see if your range of movement is adequate is not good enough. It should be clearly stated be it a mileage or place although the latter has caused much discussion lately. Surely a stated distance leaves it quite clear.



Dave,Beryl Bradshaw said...

We agree Jaq they seem very scared to put a figure to it. Not rocket science is it.

Chas and Ann said...

They are missing the point. They should be controlling those that over stay at visitor moorings. At least in some places the local council are taking more action to move them on.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Dave/Beryl
I think they are scared of getting quoted in court. They seem to win mostly in court, exactly why is for the legal buffs. Never had a run in with CRT because we move. But as I always say all of us cruising freely are lucky, in different circumstances any of us could be in the c/moorers brigade for whatever reason.
Does`nt excuse the rule breaking but just be grateful we do not have to sort the problems out. CRT our landlord has that problem.

Les Biggs said...

Hello Chas/Ann We do so miss meeting you both along the wet road. Hope you are both well.
Visitor moorings I find strange. There are some marked in Tring cutting, why? nothing there. Busy place like Berko is not VM`s and now the council have cleared boats away from the kids park the towpath by waitrose is full, hard to pull in to shop let alone a night stop.

Bryce Lee said...

As to the "move the boat law," one in theory could move one's vessel one boat length and that would be sufficient. To me, the law is vague and requires clarification.

Over here, if such a rule was in place, moving from one
slot in a carpark to the next slot in the same carpark would
be sufficient movement.

The lack of process biggles the mind.

Tom and Jan said...

It seems to me that if a boater has to ask CRT "have I travelled far enough to avoid enforcement?" then they are probably not on a bona fide navigation.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Bryce
This vagueness has been the problem.The act they use is so vague it can be interpreted in several ways.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Tom
you have got it 100%.

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NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs