should moorings be free? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2002
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,593
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 15
paulk is on a distinguished road
should moorings be free?

I''m intrigued. I just paid my annual $200 fee to my town for a mooring in a harbor with a federal channel. My club maintains all the moorings, provides launch service, fuel, ice, water, and pumpout. The town has a water hose at their own dock, but provides no other services. Perhaps Connecticut''s Constitution is different, but here, if you want to park at the beach, you buy a beach sticker.
On the other hand, it could also be argued that boat owners obviously have more money than they know what to do with, and are a substantial minority of the population. Politicians aren''t all stupid. Almost any one of them can easily identify targets for revenue when the need arises.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 05-14-2002
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Sailmale is on a distinguished road
should moorings be free?

We have a similar situation in Annapolis, where I moor my boat of one of the local three creeks under the city''s jurisdiction. The city charges an annual $300 fee to moor a boat, and the boat owner has to supply all the mooring hardware. And the city also decides how many moorings there will be and where they are located. As you might imagine, in such a popular sailing area, the waiting lists for moorings are quite long. But, given that a slip for my 30-foot Morgan would cost roughly $2400 a year, the mooring seems like a bargain.

Other neighborhoods near Annapolis with waterfront have enacted similar regulations that limit moorings to people who live in the communities; they too charge for the privilege of owning a boat.

No one said this was ever going to be a cheap hobby.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Blogs for Sailors NickB Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 03-16-2005 10:06 AM
PUMP OUT Free ? thorJ30 Gear & Maintenance 3 05-17-2004 01:43 PM
"FREE" USCG Captain for worldwide deliveries. rumcay Crew Wanted/Available 5 03-14-2003 02:43 AM
BVI Moorings Charter - Suggestions? mikehoyt Chartering 10 08-14-2002 07:19 PM
Owning a Moorings charter in Turkey richardcarey Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 08-30-2001 06:20 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.