Originally Posted by Jim Cate
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
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"