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A Question Or Two Regarding Moorings


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Last year,on a rental boat we had moored at loddon,on the bankside.

from there we ended up at Beccles,at the yacht station.

I noticed the staff putting sand bags up.

the tide was very high overnight,so much so that the boat rode up over the fenders,and the nights sleep was a bit disturbed due to the bumping.

the following day , I observed that nearly all of the riverside moorings were well underwater.

so we returned to loddon, which seemed to be one of the only safe places to stop.

First question,

As a boat owner,perhaps berthed at Beccles( I really enjoyed my visit).

do you get a bit worried when there are very high tides,I guess my concern (if I were to seek to home a boat here)would be the stern getting hooked up as the river Level drops, or do the staff keep an eye on things 24/7.

being 2 1/2 to 3 hrs away I’m not in a position to just nip over .

second question,

given the tidal range,why are the moorings not floating.

AFAIK,all of the marinas on the Trent are on floating pontoons.

thanks in advance .


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