fully agree with most of your statement, unfortnatly some of them are just Ignorant shods!
A couple of summers ago we were crusing South of Banbury, it was a lovely day but the following day was forecast heavy rain and strong winds so we decided to stop early in a good spot, where we could have a relaxing day, walk the dog etc. There was a nice spot just about a mile outside of town, between discused drawbridge - bride hole and a new footbridge, not too close to the Motorway either! The Spot was large enough for 5 (60ft) boats, there was two moored toigether close to the bridge hole, and a third down the far end. The two boats at the Banbury end were all locked up whilst I could see that ther were people on the far boat so I decided to moor closer to the pair of boats and leave room for a 5th boat to join us later on. PLan was to have lunch then take the dog for a walk over the fields (they are now building houses on this filed which is a shame).
Just as we finished lunch the owners of the two boats arrived back from Banbury and seemed a little put off that there was someone moored close to them, we said hello (we were sitting far end of our boat any way), they just waved and carried on. The owner of the boat immediatly astern of us got a deck chair and radio out and started listening to his radio. Loud enough that we could hear it clearly 60ft away. Wasnt too bad initially however noticed that he kept turning it up louder and louder. We went to walk the dog (as i collected the lead i noticed that his dog had fouled right by our stern...about 6ft from where he was sitting....am sure he must have just not seen it...)
Had a good walk, when we got back a 5th boat had joined us, so all spaces now filled up, the owner was down in his cabin, but when he saw us come back he went out again and turned the radio back on. deciding that discration was the better part of valour, we decided to upstick and head round the corner were there was a nouther spot that we had seen earlier (a bit close to the motorway but never mind) so we moved there, where there was a couple of other boats where after a chat to the other owners (and helped anouther boat moor up) we retired to our own boats as the rain arrived.
Next day in the heavy rain walked back up towards Banbury, as we passed out previous mooring spot noticed that there was now a Narrow "Dutch" barge moored in that spot...which had got an open frame genny set on the bank going full pelt.....some sort of poetic justice.....