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Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

Today I made arrangements to move my boat from the Wye to Bay Moorings.

We'll probably be taking up residence there on Monday - after the long weekend.

If you are at the marina don't hesitate to stop by and say hello (just don't wave!)

The boat is Sea Dragon, slip #303.

I'm already having second thoughts about the move though: seems like Bay Moorings will let in just about anyone!

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Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

I'm sorry but you'll find a marina dominated by sailors, so much so that the company that owns the place laments that it doesn't make as much $ as their powerboat-filled marinas They did let the fuel dock start selling ice cream but I don't think that's quite made up the difference.

We're Altera in #227, at the far end of the same dock as #303. Heading south on Sept 15th but we're living aboard and mostly here installing/fixing stuff until then.

Try to make it to the boater year-end party on Sept 13. It's usually a pretty good time with a ton of food.


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Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

What was it that Groucho Marx said when he was denied membership in a club because he was Jewish, "I would not want to be a member of any club that would have me as member."

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

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I'm sorry but you'll find a marina dominated by sailors
Sailors? No-one said anything about sailors!

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We're Altera in #227, at the far end of the same dock as #303.
We'll look out for you. We actually spent last Saturday on the dock. We were the loud ones aboard Alexandria ll - a Hunter 33.5 (slip #214 I think)

Because we're all part of the Parkbridge family we have spent a few nights docked at Bay Moorings.

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Try to make it to the boater year-end party on Sept 13. It's usually a pretty good time with a ton of food.
We were at last-year's event as we have friends at the marina. It was a blast: a costume affair. I went as Captain 'High' Liner complete with blood-shot eyes and a bag of Doritos.

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Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

We'll have to call the 200 / 300 dock the "Sailnet dock" We're in 319. Look forward to finally meeting.


BTW, thanks for the heart attack. Got the email notification of the post in the Lake Huron forum and only the headline of "Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters" .... I thought maybe Parkbridge was closing up the marina to develop the property.....
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I thought maybe Parkbridge was closing up the marina to develop the property.....
Sorry for scaring you - but now you've got me worried!


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Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

Unlikely they would. We just got back from holidays and were contemplating going up to Killbear for a year to try it out, so was more that on my mind. Longer drive but much quieter anchorages.

Parkbridge seem to buy and develop recreation properties, marinas fit right into their profile. I often wonder if they will tear down the buildings in Bay Moorings and put up a condo on the old hotel site and rearrange the site. They have lots of property being wasted with the house and cottages and old hotel site.
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contemplating going up to Killbear for a year to try it out,
Didn't they have concerns over water levels at Killbear last year? (or maybe the year before). I know that we avoided getting fuel or pumpout there because of that.
They had 7' at the fuel dock this year.

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Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

We had no problems last year, but we draw 4'-6". This year with water levels up over 12" even better. They have many sailboats our size and bigger for the season, so shouldn't be an issue. I know someone with a Hunter 420 were there for several years.

We were out at Hope on the Aug. long weekend and lost count at 70....... which is 60 over my limit.... hence the thoughts of further north.
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We were out at Hope on the Aug. long weekend and lost count at 70....... which is 60 over my limit.... hence the thoughts of further north.
I hear you. I was at Kilcoursie on the long weekend and it was surprisingly quiet. Even the park (Killbear) was quiet.

I like Midland/Penetang as they are about 40 - 45 minutes from home.

It's nice in our area when the wind i up - keeps the stinkpots along the small craft route.

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