If he wants to set up a shop at Stoke B. how about giving him one of the 48hr moorings permanently. One condition could be he allows boats to breast up so a mooring space is not lost.
It was just a thought, the residents would never allow it of course. Can`t have boats stopping to long makes the place untidy.
There was someone who did a similar venture a few years ago on the Llangollen and unfortunately it did not work out. The main reason I think being that most boaters plan quite well ahead. In my own case I know where I am going to stop next and just in case that does not work out I carry UHT milk and loads of Fray Bents. If I did run out of something I would have to consider the hassle of stopping and mooring up against maybe being without something for one day.
Absolutely correct. Most C/cruisers are prepared or know how to search the internet for nearest shops and transport etc. amazing how close you actually are to civilisation, or at least a bus stop, even if you can`t see it as you cruise through the countryside.