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Its been my experience that you pretty much get what you pay for with boat yards. If you want to go cheap then don't expect to get treated very well. Don't expect things to get done on time. Don't expect extraordinary workmanship and certainly don't expect to leave the yard under budget.

Yup, there is almost always that partial skeleton of a wood boat that has been there for ages with a sad story behind it. More often than not, those boats seem to end up in dumpsters. Too bad most cannot be saved.
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Yup, there is almost always that partial skeleton of a wood boat that has been there for ages with a sad story behind it. More often than not, those boats seem to end up in dumpsters...sad.
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no blues in Rhode Island at Pleasant Street Marina...just one of the few truly family owned and run marinas in RI.
Hey Pete, I'm at PS too!
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max-on, Eric didn't sell me that boat, i'm now at Brewers in Warwick. But sometimes at night i dream of PS.
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max-on, Eric didn't sell me that boat, i'm now at Brewers in Warwick. But sometimes at night i dream of PS.

Are you at Cowesett; that is where I am now, I winter here and summer at PS.
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yep doc 3, slip 19 the BYY, not the Greenwich Bay (newly acquired).
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if this thread is still working, this is what happened to me this year, (spring 2009) and just when you think you have seen it all; this woman in the boatyard is handing me the bill, which is itemized in a fashion that could be read rapidly, while she is handing me the bill I am scanning it. the manager, lead man, foreman, whatever you want to call him, was standing beside me. I had requested that they winterize my boat (long story as to why I didn't do it myself (short version, death in family) but it was the first and will be the last time that I trust the task to another) I am talking to this manager, foreman, whatever as I am looking at the bill, I had already checked my boat and saw that the work was not done, but there it was itemized and charged on the bill. I protested that this or that was not done, the response was that, "oh, we don't do that here, it's not necessary, you must be from up north." As I had to store the boat there for another month, I just replied, oh, OK, thinking it better not to irritate or confuse these people, the result can not be good. I paid the bill.
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There was "Angry Family" in the spot next to us in our previous boatyard.

I understand the desire to have the whole family participate to get the boat ready, but kids were whiny, mom was naggy, dad was snappy. Everytime, the whole the time we were there when they were.

I hope they were a happier group on the water.
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