View Poll Results: As a boater, are you satisfied with management of non tidal Thames

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    7 17.50%
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    33 82.50%
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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Basically a case getting a tape out and measuring all the pontoons/counting the piles and then dividing that by the number of berths ?
    Unless of course the marinas add "a little something" to cover the costs of getting out their gold plated tape measure ?....and how about the houses with jetties at the end of the gardens,that certainly should provide a very useful contribution to Thames funding.

  2. #52
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    ?....and how about the houses with jetties at the end of the gardens,that certainly should provide a very useful contribution to Thames funding.
    Yes they all pay for their accommodations which makes the previous non payment by Marinas so unfair.

    Actually I think the whole acccomdation charge thing is archaic, we pay the minimum £95 for 4 posts on the edge of the bank, only taking up a few square inches of river! Not exactly what the charges were originaly intended for which is large piles or trots in the navigation for commercial barges etc.. to tie to. But hey ho if we have to pay then the same rule should apply to all.
    Last edited by Chris_d; 24-09-19 at 13:12.

  3. #53
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Basically a case getting a tape out and measuring all the pontoons/counting the piles and then dividing that by the number of berths ?
    Unless of course the marinas add "a little something" to cover the costs of getting out their gold plated tape measure ?....and how about the houses with jetties at the end of the gardens,that certainly should provide a very useful contribution to Thames funding.
    Them with pontoons and landing stages were checked about 5 years ago for the first time in decades. Some hadn't paid for so long they are still negotiating the fees but in the end it's small beer compared to what's needed. Those of us in marinas will end up paying via our berthing fees.
    When I was in the Navy ...

  4. #54
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Unhappy with the EA handing out my personal details illegally to District Enforcement, and then bluffing a pack of lies to me over many emails, despite their own GDPR statement stating it wouldn't do that.

    Not too pleased with the influx of Barges and Narrow boats annihillating the unkempt and precarious mooring spaces while prices go up.

    Chandleries disappearing galore, due to not keeping up with online pricing, their moorings being full of dumped boats and not stocking the right stuff.

    Locks poorly manned, and Assistant lockies grabbing my lines or boat and dragging, fenders riding up, down the lock (improved recently)

    The ATYC as pathetic as ever do absolutely nothing while the TMBA just make a lot of useless huffing and puffing noise to gain attention and the River Thames Alliance just donate their defunct directors to run hideous mooring companies...


    Boat now for sale, goodbye and good luck

  5. #55
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by No Regrets View Post
    Boat now for sale, goodbye and good luck
    Hotel Thames.

    Eagles


    On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
    My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to stop for the night.
    There she stood in the doorway;
    I heard the mission bell
    And I was thinking to myself
    'This could be heaven or this could be Hell'
    Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
    There were voices down the corridor,
    I thought I heard them say
    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face.
    Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

    Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
    She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
    How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
    Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
    So I called up the Captain,
    'Please bring me my wine'
    He said, 'we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine'
    And still those voices are calling from far away,
    Wake you up in the middle of the night
    Just to hear them say"
    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face.
    They livin' it up at the Hotel California
    What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis
    Mirrors on the ceiling,
    The pink champagne on ice
    And she said, 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
    And in the master's chambers,
    They gathered for the feast
    They stab it with their steely knives,
    But they just can't kill the beast
    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
    'Relax' said the night man,
    'We are programmed to receive.
    You can check out any time you like,
    But you can never leave!'

    The world changes and eventually so will the Thames, which should be there for all, not just the few.
    You will be back





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    Last edited by oldgit; 25-09-19 at 07:01.

  6. #56
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    I will be all around Europe and the UK either by Caravan or Motorhome. Caravan arrives in a few days, will see how it goes before keeping or changing!

    Used to have both a few years ago.

    I'm keeping a tender and outboard for lakes rivers and coastal fun however

  7. #57
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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Quote Originally Posted by No Regrets View Post
    I will be all around Europe and the UK either by Caravan or Motorhome. Caravan arrives in a few days, will see how it goes before keeping or changing!

    Used to have both a few years ago.

    I'm keeping a tender and outboard for lakes rivers and coastal fun however
    Half of RCC have a motorhome tucked away somewhere, as time passes it seems the motorhome does take priority.
    Common sense would suggest that the boat should be sold but some are simply left to moulder and slowly turn green on the pontoons.

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    Default Re: Are you satisfied with the management of non tidal Thames?

    Shes absolutely sparkling, and way better than when you last saw her, having had a considerable amount of work and money invested. Couldn't leave her to rot

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