Don't get me wrong - I am not a fan of marinas. I will dock
there. I may rely on them to launch my boat - stepping masts can be problematic. Pulling an engine I would be OK with. I would be concerned about any rigging
they may work on, or engine work. If they were putting any fasteners into my boat I would want to see them first.
When I started refitting our family boat in the early 90s (1962 Pearson
Triton) I ended up pulling out so much crap that was put into her by the boatyard where my parents kept her it was shocking. Oh, these folks were always very friendly towards my parents. It was Dr this (my dad was a dentist) or Dr that. They charged us inside storage
(northern Wisconsin) but may well have stored her outside for many of those years - counting on us not traveling the 270 miles to check on her. During the 70s, unbeknownst to the owner, I moved there and lived there during the winter. The place where I worked was right next door to the boatyard. I saw our boat stored in the back of the yard outside. I chided my father - "hey, isn't your boat worth the extra $ to store inside?" (he was a fanatic about that - hated spending money
but paid the extra to keep the winter off her decks). When I went to work the next week, the yard had pulled all the other boats out to get to ours so that she would be put into the right place. I never trusted that smiling yard owner after that.
Still, the bill isn't out of line. Just keep an eye on those mild steel