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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

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...I am very interested to hear about the clean marina thing you are talking about . As we have that but it's only a political thing to get funding . ...
Not sure if it's political or not.

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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I give it an A+. Floating dry dock, dock box, water, ele.,clean, surveillance 24/7, friendly dock hands, 2.5 miles to ocean with nice rock jettys,. Been there 5 years, was only 4 sailboats there then and 14 now. Price was $300.00 then and it is the same now. Crickett Cove in Little River,S.C..
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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

You still want me to move my boat, Mark? Right now I pay $9 per foot for a monthly bill of $212. I'm in the middle of nowhere, five miles up a channel from open water. Amenities are sparse, but the showers are hot and clean. The nearest restaurant is a dive bar called the Chowder Barge. Decent soup and ice cold beer, but I have to drive to get anywhere...I was thinking about moving to Mark's marina as it is centrally located to anything you could possible want.
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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

The quality of the docks at our marina are excellent, restrooms are average, parking is excellent. A travel lift is available, along with storage on the hard, which is not always the case (it wasn't at our last marina). Dock hands are generally high school and college summer kids and are great.

The big downside is the reliability of maintenance service. It is important to have it available, as something may prevent our next weekend cruise, if not taken care of during the week. Our marina maintenance service is grossly unreliable, sometimes ineffective, can take weeks to get estimates, and have actually caused some damage while fixing others. Outrageous when I find vibram workboot sole marks on my teak decks! The most unreliable are the third party vendors they bring in from outside. Essentially a captive audience that's taken advantage of. If you ever point out that the marina manager has made a mistake or suggest you need a reasonable estimate in less than two weeks, the retaliation will be uncomfortable.

If not for the service problem, the place would be A+. Service brings the overall grade below passing and we only stay because of the very favorable location and friends we've made there.
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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

We are on a mooring. $900 for May 15 to October 15. Maybe 15 other boats on moorings, a mix of sail and power, and a few powerboats on the old wooden dock. Free and plentiful dinghy parking. Bathrooms and a general store that sells beer a short walk away. Sail away from the mooring, countless beaches and islands to explore within a daysail distance.

I thought we had to have a dock with power and water when we first bought the boat in 2012. I was actually pretty distressed that I could not find a slip nearby, so reluctantly took a mooring for the short term, and have now already paid the mooring through the 2014 season. We have stayed on docks for a night or two at a time and find it really uncomfortable compared to the mooring.

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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I'm fairly happy with mine. It's $185 a month, for a 42 foot sailboat boat, power included, for a slip with direct ocean access. It's a nice slip.

There is real nice Tiki style bar and grill about a hundred yards from my boat.

The down side is no showers or bathrooms. But, the Tiki Bar doesn't care if you use their bathroom whenever you want. But, still no showers.



In this picture, my boat is on the pier you can see, about 20 feet past where the picture stops.





All in all, I'm pretty happy, especially with the price, since when I was in Miami, I paid over twice as much for a slip in a crappy location.
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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

My marina in Everett, WA (largest on the west coast we're told) is also the least expensive in Puget Sound, very well maintained, good staff, super clean shore facilities, with fine dining and all the marine stores (retail and services) you could ever want all around. Now, that being said, I'm sure there are folks there that will dissagree with me.
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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I am very happy with our marina. The charge is $6.80 per foot per month with a minimum charge of 30 feet. Very clean restrooms with showers, laundry room, recreational room, always monitors the radio for line help, and well maintained. One of the best hurricane holes around. The marina throws at least two saturday bashes for the boat owners as well as numerous get togethers by the boat owners. Very close knit group for a relatively large marina with 274 slips.
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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

We love our boat club. 2 years ago I would have been happy with a town mooring and 'at your own risk' dinghy tie up. That's how I grew up; I'd never known different*. Now it will be a huge step down.

We rent a mooring from the club for $1250/yr and pay another $300 for membership dues so we can use the clubhouse. We have a 'mostly secure' dinghy tie up and 100yd or so transit to the mooring float.

Plenty of parking in the dirt lot; 75 cents for sodas in the machine; 50 cents for ice; 3 bathrooms; 2 showers; washer/dryer and ironing board; full kitchen (clean up after yourself!); tipping the dock-hands is not allowed;

The best part? In late October I send an email to the club manager; he takes the club workboat out to the mooring, picks up my boat, hauls it, pressure washes it, puts it on stands in the club parking lot, and emails me back to say it's done. The reverse happens in the spring.

When I needed to change the engine out and the new one didn't start? (dead battery) He towed me back out to my mooring, no charge.

If I need a slip for a day or two to get work done? He lets me use one for free if he can find one.

The bad?

There is nothing within walking distance, but several nice restaurants and shops a few miles away.

We are 4 miles and 2 lift bridges from the ocean.

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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

We keep our boat in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard CA. There is real wind here, like over 10kts. Our slip is $13.00 a foot. (ouch right?) The docks are old 1960's however the place is well kept, bathrooms/showers always super clean. I'm tucked in behind some apartments so there is a nice wind shadow which is great for docking single handed. There is a club house to hang out at and read, pool too.. Once a month or so they host a marine professional to give talks. (paint guy, rigger, fisherman, electrician, ect.) 5 mins to open water and 2+ hours to the Channel Islands (Annacapa Island) There are newer marinas on the other side of the harbor but they are at $15.00 afoot or more. Plenty of vacancies for both marinas. I would rate it at a 8 out of 10. Price seems high with respect to the vacancies, supply & demand.

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