Too slow or too fast?

Published: Wednesday, 06 September 2017

This year we don't seem to be able to please all of the people all of the time, but we try to please some of the people some of the time, writes Julie Bedell.

This year we seem to have boats catching us up, not often, but more that what we are used too . So are we going too slow.... we don't create wash, but we don't hang around either.

Shouted at

On the other hand we have been shouted at twice to slow down, both times I was on tickover well before I reached either shouter. Neither actually looked at my speed/lack of wash, just shouted. Neither of the boats were moored with spring lines, an obvious help to steady a moored boat, which we always deploy.

So is it a case that if you're an older gentleman living on a boat, one assumes A. you have been boating a long time and can remonstrate with whoever you want to or B. You shout for the pleasure of having someone to shout at . As an aside, we are liveaboards (13 years) and counting. So are we too slow or too fast or are the people coming onto the cut changing?