Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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I've been told the Vineyard Haven marina on Martha's vineyard will not allow it's mooring customers to use any shore facilities. Not the bathrooms, garbage, nothing. 10 to 1, I've seen sailboats on the moorings and power boats at the dock. The power boats are probably paying $5 per foot per day and grabbing a few thousand in fuel before they leave.
I will grant that there are no sailboats that are actually going to bridge the gap with shoreside purchases. Nevertheless, the ill will that must cause just seems like bad business karma. I would never do it. I would sooner take the moorings out, if I had a problem.
By the way, I tried to stop at this marina for fuel once and their pumps were broken. Karma.
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