SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > How do you rate your marina/mooring ?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: How do you rate your marina/mooring ? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

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

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Already pinged:
  • http://americanvega.org
  • http://cruisinglealea.com
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
01-29-2014 10:34 PM
No Agenda
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

We payed $2400 for the summer (April 15 to Oct 15), Winter storage is $600. Our marina was bankrupt 3 years ago and is in the rebuilding stage. 2 years ago they were only 40% capacity, last year they were at 70% capacity. They are slowly improving the docks. Last winter they put in new Power and water pedestals and a new sea wall. There is a restaurant and bar and small store on site. Staff are all friendly. The boat repair is not very dependable or good. We are on western Lake Erie.
01-29-2014 04:12 PM
ltgoshen
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

Regular Dockage*:
One Month Only: $14.00 per ft. per month
Two - Five Months: $13.30 per ft. per month
Six - Eleven Months: $12.00 per ft. per month
Twelve Months or longer: $10.80 per ft. per month

the good thing is I do get a discount for paying up front and I split the cost with the other captain.
01-29-2014 03:10 PM
Bradhamlet
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

Just a quick update, after reading all these posts I started feeling really hosed. So I started making a few calls to our marina and others and I have found a new slip(about 50 yards from my current slip) in the $9.00 a foot range which is better than the $13.00 I pay now. Any way thanks for saving me some boat money. It is next to the smelly fishing guys/gals so I guess you do get what you pay for, however I was buddys with them before so now I will be even more cozy with them. LOL The guy missing his thumb was always great to get diesel advise from. He's a ex-diesel mechanic.

Brad
Lancer 36
01-29-2014 01:51 PM
caberg
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by remetau View Post
We care because if we visit a marina that has a large amount of boats that are kept up, then what is going to happen to those boats when a storm hits? Who is maintaining the boats at the dock? Boats that are ignored then to have problems with dock lines and fire hazards due to bad electrical connections.

EDIT: I guess this also depends on where you are at.
I was mostly referring to an aesthetics only standpoint. Seems like some in this thread place an emphasis on the looks of other boats in their marina, as if it is displeasing to look at another boat that is dirty or has bird poop on it, or whatever. Obviously, when another boat poses a danger to yours, then it is an issue.
01-29-2014 01:21 PM
remetau
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by caberg View Post
Curious why anyone cares what other people's boats in the marina look like.

That is so far down on my list if things that matter, it hardly even registers.

Actually, I prefer people who ignore their boats all season. It means the marina is more quiet and private for us when we stay on board. Not that that's a real big issue when we're 1 of about 15 boats in a spread out mooring field. But still, when we stay on transient moorings or docks that are very busy, it is much less enjoyable for us.

Definitely no desire to be in one of the larger RV parks... er... marinas in our area.
We care because if we visit a marina that has a large amount of boats that are kept up, then what is going to happen to those boats when a storm hits? Who is maintaining the boats at the dock? Boats that are ignored then to have problems with dock lines and fire hazards due to bad electrical connections.

EDIT: I guess this also depends on where you are at.
01-29-2014 12:58 PM
Alex W
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by caberg View Post
Curious why anyone cares what other people's boats in the marina look like.

That is so far down on my list if things that matter, it hardly even registers.
I don't care as much what they look like, I want them to be used.

I don't live aboard. I want my marina to have some regular activity because my impression is that it keeps theft and vandalism down. Boats are the farthest thing from secure, so a good marina community is probably the best form of security available.

Having regular activity also means that I learn from, share tools with, and otherwise make more friends in the local sailing community. Those are all good things.
01-29-2014 12:44 PM
caberg
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

Curious why anyone cares what other people's boats in the marina look like.

That is so far down on my list if things that matter, it hardly even registers.

Actually, I prefer people who ignore their boats all season. It means the marina is more quiet and private for us when we stay on board. Not that that's a real big issue when we're 1 of about 15 boats in a spread out mooring field. But still, when we stay on transient moorings or docks that are very busy, it is much less enjoyable for us.

Definitely no desire to be in one of the larger RV parks... er... marinas in our area.

01-29-2014 12:16 PM
Alex W
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I'm in Shilshole, the biggest marina in Seattle and probably one of the bigger in the NW with around 1,300 slips (but still a lot smaller than Everett, which has 2300 slips).

It's very clean, I like my neighbors, I like that most boats get regular use and that there is an active racing program out of the marina. It is about 15-20 minutes by car, or 40ish by bike. There is great sailing less than 5 minutes from my dock, there is really only enough time behind the breakwater for me to put my lines and fenders away. There is a good fuel dock and two pumpout stations onboard, bathrooms/showers a quick walk from my slip, and good staff who are generally responsive. There is a West Marine next door, though I wish it were Fisheries Supply (15 minutes away by car, 25 by bike) instead.

I pay $320ish per month for moorage + dinghy storage + electricity + taxes for a 30' slip. That's about $10/foot, which seems pretty average. I wish it were cheaper (I previously paid $175/mo on Lake Union for a 28' slip), but I'm still happy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_E View Post
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.
I personally find the Everett Marina to be a depressing place to be. I've looked at a lot of boats up there when shopping. Being the cheapest around means that it has a lot of forgotten boats, and it depresses me to see once nice boats turning into green mounds of moss. There are a couple of similar price marinas on Lake Union (not Puget Sound), but the boats seem to get more active use.
01-29-2014 11:38 AM
eherlihy
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

You guys are killing me...

My marina is in Rhode Island;
The good:
  • very well protected from storms
  • about 10 minutes from the highway (so that I can be at the boat in under 50 min. from home).
  • offers a pool (which I have never used)
  • has floating docks which are in excellent condition
  • water at the slip
  • fuel dock and free pumpout
  • they have a small ships store, and canvas shop onsite.
  • offer full marina services (engine/electrical/mechanical/paint/etc.)
  • right next to a park and bike path
I believe that there are a few other members of SailNet that keep their boats with mine...

The not so good:
  • They charge me for a 35' finger pier, when the pier is actually 32' long, 33' if I count the piling at the end. As a result, my stern sticks out about 2' into the fairway.
  • You need a car to get to anything (shopping, restaurants)
  • At one point, they assessed a charge of $500 for keeping a dinghy alongside. Looking at the current contract it seems that they no longer allow dinghys to be left tied to the mother ship.
  • The guy with whom I shared a finger pier last season kept leaving his crap on the finger pier (cleaning buckets, and in September, his dinghy) blocking my access to my boat. I eventually complained about this to the staff.

The cost for my 35' boat:
  • $3850 for the season (April to December)
  • Electricity is billed based on use (runs me about $10/season)
  • Storage (October to May) costs me about $1200
  • Shrinkwrap is another $1000 (they do not allow anyone but their staff to shrinkwrap)
Based on my reading in other threads, some owners tip the staff in addition to the above, for safely launching their boats in the spring...

I would gladly trade for a mooring, but I would still have to worry about winter storage, and they are few and far in Rhode Island.
01-29-2014 10:18 AM
downeast450
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

Interesting thread.

We have two moorings. One in Seal Harbor on Mt. Desert Island and the other one on the Cathance River in Bowdoinham. Both in Maine. We keep boats at each location. Our I-28 in Seal Harbor and our Marshall cat boat in Bowdoinham. The town of Mt. Desert (you can pronounce it either as food or a dry expanse) includes SH so the town docks in Mt. Desert are also available. Free dinghy dock, restrooms, showers, laundromat and free Bus service during the summer that travels all over the island. We double up on the Cathance mooring when we sail the I-28 down the coast. There are years when we switch the boats.

The SH mooring has a public dinghy dock (limited to 16' boats), a maintenance dock, two 2 hour tie up docks that can handle a couple of 50 footers, a breasting pier, a gin pole and parking. Clean restrooms that are handicap accessible, a dumpster and free wifi. Fresh water at all docks. All free! I pay $50.00 / year for my mooring location rental (resident). Non residents pay $80.00. There is a 3 year waiting list for a 200 series mooring (20' to 30'). I own the stone and the tackle. We are right at open water there. No river to travel out of. We usually sail off and onto the mooring. The SH Yacht Club is adjacent to the town docks. We maintain our porch membership at the yacht club for the kitchen, showers and friends. I leave my oars in the dinghy, gas in the motor's gas can, bailer, sponge and pfd. I am thinking of adding a "portable battery box with bilge pump. Several boats keep that set up in place. It is a 10 minute walk down the hill from our SH house. Lots of friendly lobster fishermen / women there at dawn every morning.

The Bowdoinham mooring cost me $80.00 / year (non-resident). I own the mooring gear there, too. There is a small marina on the river and they keep an eye on everyone's boats. Great folks. We rent smelt shacks from them in the winter to fish for smelts. A free dinghy dock, dumpster and a boat launch for trailers. Bathrooms, a park with gazebo and band stand and lots of parking. A great little restaurant that makes wonderful sandwiches to take along and a gas station a couple of hundred yards down the road. This is a great hurricane hole. It is up the Cathance River about a mile. 12' of draft at low tide and virtually a fw mooring. Strong tidal / river current. No growth but slime. I haven't repainted the bottom paint for 10 years on the catboat. I just wash it when I haul. No access to power on the docks at either location.

Maine, "The way Life Should Be". Ha! Come visit!

Down
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:39 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

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