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Old 30-06-2011, 07:52   #16
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Re: Removal of Bowsprit

Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
G'Day Paul,

Hate to say this, but nearly EVERY marina that I have visited in Oz does indeed charge on your OAL, including sprits, bumkins, dinghies in davits, anchor rollers or any other appendage that they can slap a tape measure on.

Rotters, all! But really, if they don't let you hang out astern nor over the dock, it does take a bigger berth if you have all that crap.

Greed is ugly but nearly universal... guess that's what happens when accountants run the marina instead of sailors.


Trying to re-coup their fore-shore encroachment fees that they pay on their slips.
Here in the "colonies", we call it "buying the Queen's bottom"

so many projects--so little time !!
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