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Thread #77415   Message #1486596
Posted By: GUEST
17-May-05 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Middlewich 2005
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
I can see both Vixen's & Josher's points re letting people know the name of your boat, but from Josher's point of view, most people on the cut are very friendly, & look out for each other. In my experience there tends to be very little trouble from boaters, despite those boating sites who go on all the time about 'bandits', who in my experience are the same louts who will make problems on land or water. They will just as likely steal cars as throw stones at boaters. Yes we do from time to time have problems with yobs letting boats off moorings or boats being broken into, but these incidents are relatively few & far between.

Also many of the trolls who post or lurk on discussion groups are sad gits who don't have a life & can't face up to the reality of life, so are far more unlikely to turn up & face up to anyone.

Although I've been posting on Mudcat for a while, I don't actually know anyone, except 1 or 2 people locally that I know through the folk/morris scene, so am at the disadvantage that I would turn up & know no-one unless they came & found me.