Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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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.