Our Marina doesn't seem to care about our 55 year old boat. Of course it looks better than a few 10-20 year old boats down the dock
from us. Same point as the guy with the RV's. If you show up in a nicely cared for boat in good condition in my neck of the woods it woudn't be a problem. Glossy topsides, moderately clean decks, lines and halyards not strewn about you should be ok. I also find a nice glossy deep varnish
job on the toerails turns alot of heads too.
Now I do know in some areas of the country/world they like to keep the marina's as playgrounds for the rich and famous... If that's the case they are just looking for people to crap on. Even in our marina, where I know the harbour master well he is a nice guy and treats everyone well, there is the A+B docks. In this "high rent" district you will not find a foul head odor
in the lot of boats as none of their $hi# stinks. They don't like anyone not from those two docks using [I]their[I] bathrooms. As when the marina had the bathrooms renovated they of course got nicer tile, better fixtures ect ect.
This of course is a marina association where the slips are like condo's you buy and pay owner fees
on. The ego's of alot of the people at that end are something to behold. I mean I get it you have a 60ft dock
and a 50ft MY that leaves the dock twice a year good for you! Going to the marina board meetings is a joke it sounds like an elementary school
yard fight. These are the same people that ran the Yacht Club at the marina into bankruptcy because they didn't want to let none owners in, or even people in 30ft slips. They wanted a $5000 membership
fee plus having to be sponsored by two members, and a 2 year probationary period. The year before the bank foreclosed they were putting out signs and flyers saying there was no longer a membership
fee ect, one year free membership.... Now there the building sits vacant for 5 years bringing down all of our slip values and the pool is now a swamp.
(rant over coming around to consciousness) You'll find if the marina doesn't want you then you probably don't want to be there or know the people there, as a general rule
. Move along there are plenty out there.