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#1 madyottie

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:02 PM

I drove over the harbour bridge yesterday, and there appeared to be a mast-less yacht pirated on my mooring.

It's directly inshore of Swirly World and a big-ish, old-ish white tri.

I don't recall there being any empties in the area.

If anyone is going for a paddle around, can you check for me please?

The number is LK38.

Cheers guys
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#2 erice

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:08 PM

isn't the big white tri next to swirly

 

also owned by andrew?


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it's the shiraz saying sh!t


#3 Vorpal Blade

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:55 AM

Last I looked its moved and pirated another mooring on the eastern side of the bridge, close to where Sonic usually is. A quick call to the HM usually sorts out that sort.              


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:54 PM

What is the deal with 'borrowing' moorings like this for a short term (ie not leaving the boat),

 

Ok to pick up an empty one to stop for lunch? 

What about a snooze overnight? Obviously, you'd have to move when the owner comes along.. 

 

Is there some sorta unwritten rule?


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

They are exclusively licensed to the holder but I pick vacant ones up all the time, but don't leave the boat unattended.

One year I got completely reamed out by a guy in kerikeri as I was waiting for a friend to turn up for a day cruise and the bay was too full of moorings to risk dropping the pick. Not a pleasant scene but he was correct - it was his after all.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:14 PM

What is the deal with 'borrowing' moorings like this for a short term (ie not leaving the boat),

 

Ok to pick up an empty one to stop for lunch? 

What about a snooze overnight? Obviously, you'd have to move when the owner comes along.. 

 

Is there some sorta unwritten rule?

The trick is not to leave the vessel unattended,I picked up one in blackpool one night.No matter how i tried the pick just wouldnt hold,mind you I did pick the dirtiest mooring.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

You also have to recognize the risk of picking one too small for your boat. I don't over night on them.
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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:21 PM

I don't ever use a mooring when I don't KNOW whats on the bottom of it, and that it's in good order. I've much more faith in my ground tackle than an unknown mooring.
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#9 madyottie

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:28 AM

Agreed, without knowing what is on the bottom, it's not clever at all.

I've wandered around lsb at low tide, there's one mooring, quite a long way out, which has nothing on the other end except a truck tyre.

I'm guessing it belongs to a local who just hooks up the kids kayaks.

Thanks for the replies, if it's gone I won't trouble the harbourmaster.
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:58 AM

I don't ever use a mooring when I don't KNOW whats on the bottom of it, and that it's in good order. I've much more faith in my ground tackle than an unknown mooring.

Right On ! 


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