Seal entry etiquette

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Seal entry etiquette

Post by webb-nickj » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:54 pm

I was wondering if there are any general rules or etiquette around seal entries.

I know British Canoeing list some points to explicitly avoid seal entry, but is there any general advice.

We have a lot of locks to port around by us and the moorings are usually edged with steel or some sort of plastic/fibreglass wooden plinth substitute. The steel I'm not worried about but I'm not sure how resilient the synthetic plinths are.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Nick

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Re: Seal entry etiquette

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Re: Seal entry etiquette

Post by Adrian Cooper » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 am

I think you need to make your own assessment as to whether you are likely to cause damage through your actions. You wouldn't think that an edging to a mooring would be anything other than robust but maybe. I am sure that BC would be thinking of damage to vegetation and again, if you have one or two boats going over some innocuous plants it probable won't matter but constant use could cause erosion and damaging protected species would be an offence. You might also like to consider that some riverside plants are actually poisonous and you may not easily tell the difference.

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Re: Seal entry etiquette

Post by webb-nickj » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Thanks - that's pretty much what I thought, but it's good to get other people's views.

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Re: Seal entry etiquette

Post by Dan Yates. » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:12 pm

You should buy the seal dinner first.

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