Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-01-2009, 19:35   #16
Eternal Member
 
Chief Engineer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North of Baltimore
Boat: Ericson 27 & 18' Herrmann Catboat
Posts: 3,798
If you look at the marina agreements....note that when you sign most of them you are relieving the marina of any liability to any damage to your boat, yourself or your property for any reason whatsoever...including THEIR negilgence.

Another story, at a marina between Baltimore and Annapolis the owner ( a well known nut) wanted to charge me for electricity I was using......even though I was plugged into the owners boat......so I started the genset. It needed to be exercised anyhow.
__________________

__________________
Chief Engineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2009, 21:59   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
It could be too that the use of power, water, waste and trash facilities may influence extra fees.

If I were to own a marina I'd ask the boat owners to pick up after the contractors or have them pay for the extra burden. So who would you want paying for their mess.

If the boat owners would have to pay I think they would be a little more selective about who they hire.
__________________

__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2009, 22:34   #18
Eternal Member
 
Chief Engineer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North of Baltimore
Boat: Ericson 27 & 18' Herrmann Catboat
Posts: 3,798
I, for one, do not leave my trash in any marina...except for maybe paper and coffee cups. The rest goes with me. Most marinas don't even have proper disposal for batteries/oil/antifreeze anyhow.

The money situation is tight so they are trying to be "creative".

The same way they ask for your entire slip rental in advance for the year to come.
That way they get to earn the interest on it.
__________________
Chief Engineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2009, 11:22   #19
Marine Service Provider
 
fstbttms's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 3,594
Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
I have sympathy for bottom divers who have to put up with this.
Not an issue anywhere on the West Coast that I am aware of.
__________________
fstbttms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 16:04   #20
cruiser

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,167
Fees

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zach View Post
Hey Brent,

What kind of finish do you have in that cockpit?

I've been trying to figure what wouldn't get burned up by the slag!

Thanks,

Zach
Fresh coat of paint every spring. I have an aluminium cockpit box that I do my welding on. Then I grind off any spatter that sticks,which is not much.
Brent
__________________
Brent Swain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 16:53   #21
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Here's what a yard owner in Deltaville, Virginia told me.

He pays for his guys to take courses and get certified to do the work needed by the boat owners. When outside contractors come in, they take away the opportunity for him to get some return on that investment. It's his yard, it's his means of making a living, so it's his rules.
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2009, 19:52   #22
Senior Cruiser
 
bstreep's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX/Port Aransas, TX
Boat: 1990 Macintosh 47, "Merlin"
Posts: 2,274
If he charged fair prices and did good work, he wouldn't have to worry about the competition. He should be making money on the marina. If he isn't, he needs to figure out why. If his service work doesn't make money on its own, it shouldn't be in business.

The guy who owns the marina and charges workers to work there, will EVENTUALLY, be run out of business. Supply and Demand always win out, in the end.
__________________

__________________
Bill Streep
San Antonio/Port Aransas, TX
bstreep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coast Guard Fee's for Rescue??? fitzmair Health, Safety & Related Gear 56 15-07-2012 15:53
Maintenance Questions mow2000 Dollars & Cents 8 05-11-2008 08:43
Maintenance humour ... GordMay Off Topic Forum 9 11-06-2008 10:47
block maintenance unbusted67 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 13-02-2007 04:14
General Maintenance Harriet Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 05-03-2004 16:02



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:41.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.