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Old 13-11-2010, 10:57   #91
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Ive never been a big fan of living in marinas...the boats are so close together. I much prefer anchoring offshore a little ways. Its sort of like living in an apartment building vs living in a house set back from the road....I dunno...but I just enjoy the privacy.....oh and did I mention its free?

As for "utilities" Find someone who is renting a waterfront slip, so you can bring your dinghy in...$50
We use the water hose at their dock....$Free
We anchor close to a marina with unsecured Wifi...$Free
We run a Honda Generator E2000 Whisper for "right now power" Quiet and about $3.97 gives me 10 hours of power on eco mode.
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Old 28-03-2013, 18:20   #92
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Re: Cost of Liveaboard Dockage?

It just seems to me that greedy capitalists are forcing people to break the law by not giving them affordable mooring
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Old 28-03-2013, 18:37   #93
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Hervey Bay Qld (Aus) For a 40 foot boat (monohull) I pay $1700 Au for 6 months, includes power, water and showers. Secure parking too.
Hey, that's great value! Whats the marina called? I will come over from SA!
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Old 28-03-2013, 19:55   #94
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Hey, that's great value! Whats the marina called? I will come over from SA!
Price might have gone up a tad in the intervening years.
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Lantana, Florida... Loggerhead Club and Marina is 14.50 ft + elec and no LA fee. The amenities are great... wifi, pool, hot tub, garage parking, gym with showers and sauna, meeting room. And, Loggerhead is a chain. They have a program where, so long are you are registered at a Loggerhead, you can visit any of them for 7 days... free of charge. A nice bonus if you are in South Florida, as they have quite a few here.
Interesting to compare with Subic Bay Yacht Club member rate.
Monthly rate $3.75/ft + Utilities and no LA Fee... Similar amenities, but showing its age.
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It just seems to me that greedy capitalists are forcing people to break the law by not giving them affordable mooring
No...Just priced to keep the trolls out I imagine...
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Price might have gone up a tad in the intervening years.
Thanks for that, helped me great deal :-)
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, travcat.
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Could we update this forum? We are also considering a live aboard.
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Old 31-03-2013, 15:48   #100
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It just seems to me that greedy capitalists are forcing people to break the law by not giving them affordable mooring
Marianas are not only charging high live a board rates (some $300.). They also charge for electricity and water. They site we use the facilities more. (Is that the rest room?) what stops any boat owner from coming to their boat and useing the (amenities ) every day if they so choose with out sleeping on their boat. These fees have gotten out of line.
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Marianas are not only charging high live a board rates (some $300.). They also charge for electricity and water. They site we use the facilities more. (Is that the rest room?) what stops any boat owner from coming to their boat and useing the (amenities ) every day if they so choose with out sleeping on their boat. These fees have gotten out of line.
Seems they should offer a meter for power rather than a per-foot rate. That would also account for load leveling from solar, etc. With our total conversion to PWM LED of total 60 lights operating all-on draws about 0.4 amps of 24 VDC. How much water can two old farts use? Add in a tiny microwave oven and a small sterio. Otherwise, the cost hit for two retirees on a 58 foot is the same as on a 29 footer. We'd just rather not feel like camping. The only serious users on a parked boat is AC and that is probably legitimate to the marina. Even the refrigeration is small.

It would be nice to have (an AP ?) to log the marina specifics, costs, locations so its easy for we cusomers to find.
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Old 14-04-2013, 23:16   #102
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Re: Cost of Liveaboard Dockage?

I pay 1.5X standard marina fees plus whatever I use for electricity, and $15 for slipside pump-out. It's high, but all told the marine mortgage and the cost of the slip is still cheaper than a nice one bedroom. Plus, I get to live on a BOAT.
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I.currently am in south.florida. and.have a.sweet.deal. i am paying $450 + electric for my 44 footer. there are no facilities here but i am self contained. I am on the icw.and.just.across.the.street.from the beach
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I.currently am in south.florida. and.have a.sweet.deal. i am paying $450 + electric for my 44 footer. there are no facilities here but i am self contained. I am on the icw.and.just.across.the.street.from the beach
That is pretty cheap for Fl. We are under cover paying 550 including 30 amp for our 45 footer. Downtown location and less than a mile from the beach.
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we could go inside for 6K per year; heated, mast down; no taxes. About as close to invisible as one can be.
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