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PUMP OUT Free ?
I was under the impression that any pump out station has to be free of charge.
(Illinois, Man made Lake, Corps of Engineers )
Our Marina is not quite ready and doesnt have a pump out staion in place YET. So I sail to the other end and find on the pump out station a remark :
Patrons of this MArina are free, all others have to purchase a minimum of 15 dlr in the Marina Shop before pumping.
Hmmmm. I ask the owner, and he insists. Noteable is the fact that he really screwed me 4 weeks ago and charged me over 600 dlr to splash my J 30 ( Original verbal offer was 230.00 )
Anyhow I turned around and told him I would rather drink the ****, before I would give him any more money.
Now. I was under the impression that all pump out stations HAVE to take the **** for free. Am I right or wrong.
Most Marinas have received a grant for the installation of the pump out stations, on the lake. Problem is that the others are soooo shallow that I cannot reach them. Again ours will be done in 3-4 weeks. ( also with a grant ) but I hate to wait that long.
I do NOT know if that particular Marina has received a grant, most likely but not sure. And I dont really know whom to ask, either