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post #25 of Old 10-23-2012
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Re: Why so many unused boats?

Originally Posted by Bradhamlet View Post
The empty slips do keep the slip rates down, and we all like that.
I don't think I understand that. If there are empty slips in a marina, that means the marina owner isn't recouping costs through say 100 slips, but rather through only 75. Eventually, if that is the projected use every year, the owner will have to raise the price per slip so he doesn't go under -- pun not intended.

I do understand the original posting. I've used my boat a lot less this year since we now live 2.5 hours away in a mountainous area away from the water. Yet on those too few occasions I've been able to head out, I've noticed some boats that I can almost swear haven't been out in a couple of months.

Given the cost of the marina, etc., I don't think I could justify so little use to me or my wife -- and she's been pretty indulgent with me over our boat!

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