I need advice please on the etiquette on picking up a vacant mooring buoy where there is no-one around. Is it Ok to do this? Can you stay there while the owner is away? How do you know it is man enough for the job? etc.
Also, I am not sure about rafting up. Is it taken for granted that this is what you do if there is not other space available. Is it courtesy to ask the boat you are about to raft up to. Are they within their rights to say no. What if they are not supposed to say no but still do?.
I don't wish to offend anyone and get things like this wrong and would appreciate help.Also, if there is anything else along these lines I need to know, can you help.