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agrimsrud
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NPT Mooring Irritation
      #1730271 - 04/18/17 09:26 AM (198.206.244.4)

Just got back from a great trip and am currently sitting at my desk at work still rocking. I picked up my boat at CYOA which was - as expected but still greatly appreciated - in perfect working condition inside and out.

I like to think I'm pretty easy going and probably 5x more so while down in the ilons. But one thing I'm a little irritated with is the NPT moorings. I don't mind spending the money for the permit 'cause I feel like it's being used to support things I take direct advantage of. But I ought to be able to take advantage of the moorings else I'm not really sure what I'm paying for.

For example - I arrive at the Indians at 0700 on Sunday. Every mooring ball has a CAT parked on it except two. Of the two only one of the balls has a lead. ok.. fine for me I pick up the remaining ball. There is no way the cats got there in the morning - I'm certain they were there all night. No sign of life on them. We stayed on our mooring for at most the maximum 90 minutes. None of the "parked" boats moved in that time or showed any sign of life. Several other boats came by looking for a ball and left - no room at the inn.

Same experience at the Baths. Packed. In the 20 minutes I hung out not a single boat left. Hard to believe they all got there within the previous 90 minutes. No big deal at this site 'cause I rented a car and drove down from Leverick. Better that way anyway. But it does make me wonder why I bother paying the NPT permit.

It appears some boaters believe the rules are for the little people. I find this a bit annoying!

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denverd0n
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Loc: Tampa, FL
Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: agrimsrud]
      #1730273 - 04/18/17 09:33 AM (131.247.65.4)

I agree. Unfortunately, a lot of people are pigs, and you find these pigish people everywhere you go.

(My apologies to pigs.)


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Manpot
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Loc: Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: denverd0n]
      #1730277 - 04/18/17 09:42 AM (65.48.219.56)

Never fight with pigs..you both get dirty and the pig enjoys it!

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bigbone
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Joined: 05/22/13
Posts: 78
Loc: Germany, Bergkamen
Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: Manpot]
      #1730279 - 04/18/17 09:45 AM (88.208.168.9)

I agree

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mcevog
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Loc: NJ USA
Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: Manpot]
      #1730280 - 04/18/17 09:46 AM (138.20.184.1)

People feel entitled and without any sort of effective enforcement that behavior is only going to get worse. I would pay more for the NP Permit if it meant that enforcement of the rules would happen!

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maytrix
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Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: mcevog]
      #1730281 - 04/18/17 10:00 AM (38.111.3.130)

I too find this annoying. The Baths, I think is one exception - you really need 2 hours there at least. But all the other sites, 90 minutes is reasonable and you can then move.

It is unfortunate there is no enforcement of the rules at all. And more unfortunate that more people don't have respect for others. We always try to stick to 90 minutes or less.. only exceptions we make are if there's free balls.. if there are, then we don't rush to leave.

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Matt


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CottageGirl
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Loc: Petoskey, MI
Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: maytrix]
      #1730284 - 04/18/17 10:19 AM (76.76.166.138)

I wonder if some of it is people not knowing the rules.

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Lew
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Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: CottageGirl]
      #1730286 - 04/18/17 10:21 AM (73.7.66.149)

Doubt it.

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maytrix
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Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: Lew]
      #1730288 - 04/18/17 10:31 AM (38.111.3.130)

I'm sure there are some that don't know the rules, but I also think they are the minority.

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Matt


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kneafseym
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Re: NPT Mooring Irritation [Re: maytrix]
      #1730292 - 04/18/17 10:46 AM (99.12.87.198)

In the Summer often you get the Sailing School/Camps over nighting as it the "easy way" to get all the boats together and I imagine not spend money.

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Mike


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