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Old 05-06-2010, 00:37   #16
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I would be most interested in hearing from members about what really pisses them off about thier yard or marina ???
We went to a marina yesterday!!!!!!!

We left the boat at the anchorage in town and jumped the bus to visit our friends at a marina and we had LONG SHOWERS!!! With HOT water!!!!!!!!
Its the first time we have had LONG HOT showers in 5 months!

Then we had a swim in the swimming pool and a spa in the spa bath.

Then we got on their boat and ate all their food and drank all their grog.


We Love marinas!!!!!!!!!!


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Interesting question. I write marina reviews for a living and these are all things I've seen on a regular basis. The most common single complaint I hear is poor heads and showers, either dirty or in poor condition.
I would have to say that most complaints are maintenance related either docks or facilities followed closely by cost and service.

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Our Sailing Club (Changi Sailing Club) is one of the prettiest place in Singapore. Unfortunately there is a "bum boat" ferry service between the mainland and Pulau Ubin. These are heavy displacement 40 foot smoke belchers. They run about 20-30 boats an hour right past our moorings. Working on the boat has been compared to working on a boat inside a washing machine. We are also on swing moorings and I have always had a hankering for a proper finger dock.

Last Sunday with mixed feelings we finally moved to SAF Changi to a really slick finger dock with running water electricity and everything. Upon arrival there were all kinds of folks on the dock. Many stated, "We heard you were coming over. Welcome." Many helped to tie us up and a few beers were offered. It was great.

Today I wanted to get something off the boat and it was a 10 minute affair instead of a 40 minute affair. The new Marina is 10 minutes from my apartment instead of 20. And with the southwest Monsoon set in we are on the "right" side of the island to take advantage of it. On the leisurely trip over we only flew the genny & had 18 knots of wind and 4.5 kts boat speed with Otto driving.

In addition we have the opportunity to day sail and overnight to new destinations such as St. John's island. Should be fun!

Very cool.
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we finally moved to SAF Changi .
Where is it in the photos, oh Cryptic One?

Google Earth shows a naval base near the airport...

Or is that a marina at 1 18.916'N 104 0.952'E ?

But are there Chalets?????????? And stuff the boat accomodation, whats the bar like????????? Can we sing there?



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Where is it in the photos, oh Cryptic One?

Google Earth shows a naval base near the airport...

Or is that a marina at 1 18.916'N 104 0.952'E ?

But are there Chalets?????????? And stuff the boat accomodation, whats the bar like????????? Can we sing there?



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1 18'00"N 104 00'.58"E is pretty close to it. Right next to the Navy base.

Among the chalet choices is a honeymoon version with a jacuzzi overlooking the strait.

Bar = adequate. Singing = only Nic. I think you and I should retire while we are not lynched.
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