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Re: Dock vs. mooring

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
I use my AB RIB if servicing a customer on a town mooring. The RIB is not ideal but works.
Tell me about it. I have my tools and parts split between three SeaLine bags and on a job that needs all three of them there isn't much room left for me in my Caribe L9.

Thus the Grady-White. She's pretty old and worn but once I get done with her she should be a good platform. At 21' she's bigger than I would have like but the price was good.

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Despite my discussions with him the customer insisted on a X*****x I/C, to replace the existing failed X*****x I/C, so this will be an annuity for me... I'm sure I'll do it again in a few years...
I really try to avoid that brand, especially for cruisers that will have to deal with customer service that ... well ... isn't.

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I'm curious. Costly for who? You or the customer?
That's a good question. Ultimately it's a judgment question. If I think "I should have brought that" then I don't charge for the trip ashore. If I think "well that's a surprise" it's charged. I carry an awful lot of stuff out, and as MaineSail points out also, there are not a lot of people that come to moorings and boats at anchor.

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Originally Posted by Coquina View Post
I did a job for a transient on a mooring and as soon as eaded back to the shop to write up their invoice they slipped the line and left.
I generate electronic invoices on my iPhone and take credit cards or cash. Usually it works. I have liens on two boats that it didn't...
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