Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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marina charges, why so much ??
In looking for a new marina... I can not understand why a marina owner can not simply answer the question. In my last stay, it really became a way for the dock master to charge what ever he wanted, as there was zero consistency between what I was told, the rate sheet I was given, the bills I received, the website rate page, etc, etc
I ask about slip fees and electric...and any more the answer is "it depends" or the latest, "generally speaking". With electricity, it is even more ambiguous...depends on if "I see water pumping which tells me that you are running AC/Heat full time" when in actuality it is my freezer that runs perhaps an hour a day. Or "a single 30amp is $20, unless you use electricity, then it is $30, except if I see water being pumped then it is $60 a month in the summer and $90 in the winter months", I ask what do you call the winter months, - answer "well, it depends"
Then I ask about bathrooms and showers. "most of the time" or "they are cleaned often". When I asked about pumpouts, was told "they are free for slip holders, except if you stay more than 15 days a month or 10 nights consecutively", then "the pumpout is either $5 or $10, unless you are a slipholder"
This was after a recent weekend of visiting, calling and checking on line in the lower Chesapeake. And don't even think about asking about "extended stay or short term" they just can't comprehend the calculation to determine that one.
My home dock with no water or electric is looking very appealing about now, at least I know what it will cost, monthly.