When we were coming up Marple locks the other day we found 2 of these laminated signs discarded beside one of the locks. You can imagine our comments....W T F ????
Moorings around Marple are always hard to find and if this were legitimate that would just be ridiculous. There are enough over-stayers there as it is!
Just before we popped off to the pub a C&RT man came round asking if we'd found the signs as he'd been despatched from the local office to investigate following complaints from boaters. It seems someone had removed the 48hrs restriction notices and gone to a lot of trouble to produce these laminated signs which they had then stuck up on the moorings post. The boater who had reported them had pulled them off in disgust. The C&RT man said he had to take them back to his manager for further investigation as whoever made them had used the C&RT logo illegally. He also had to order new 48hr restriction signs....God knows how much that will cost. I just hope whoever came up with this scam is happy. C&RT can waste enough money on their own without boaters forcing them to waste even more!