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Old 30-06-2011, 08:52   #16
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Re: Removal of Bowsprit

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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.

Cheers,

Jim
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"
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