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Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?
We're in a very tight moorage market. At $13/ft/mo you're getting up there, we're still just under $10 (but we pay a discounted full year in advance)
Our dock maintenance is good, security is live 24/7 with personnel around the clock, plus a good network of cameras. No locked gates but that's of limited effect - in our experience most outboard thieves come and go by water anyhow. Relatively rare breakins and we've not been affected or hit yet (6 years there now).
It's a city fishermans' marina managed by a board of directors, who must be fishermen. Given that of late the recreational vessels are about 30% of the moorage slips and obviously the fishermens' interests are not always aligned with ours, it would be nice to see that change. We pay fair market rates, perhaps a bit less, but still pay many times more than the licensed fishboats so we really are financially supporting their cause.
However the location is superb (5 mins to sails up), as is the shelter, parking is provided and wifi is also available, along with basic amenities like laundry, water and power. Overall we're quite happy, esp since our last location was behind a strong tidal gate about a 2 mile 'no-sail-zone' from open water.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)