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Old 05-07-2008, 23:31   #1
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Rate Increase......sigh

Just got the notice from the marina. Next month, base rate increases $1.25/foot (13% increase) and liveaboard up to $300/mo. from $200/mo. (33%). Net increase in monthly base costs ---- 28%.

Harbormaster: "First rate increase in three years!"
Me: "my salary hasn't increased 28% in three years......"

I know they have costs, etc., and like the rest of us, are seeing all their costs go through the roof. At the same time, while a pleasant place, this is a place that has 400-plus slips and one shower/two toilets to serve that load........rate increases are only to costs, not to improvements, they say.

Working the math --- considering moving to another marina across the Bay that is nicer and that just called and offered a liveaboard, but........sure wish we could stay where we were! (My commute to work is better here).

Silver lining --- maybe this will get us to leave for cruising this year rather than next ---- the way the work and economy is going, heading out sooner rather than later is looking smarter all the time.

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Old 08-07-2008, 18:07   #2
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The marina I am in decided to start charging for electricity. I am in the LA Harbor and there are about 12 marinas in all here. This is the only one charging for elect. That was about 4 years ago and since then, while full, a few marinas opened up with new slips and now we are about 80% full.

They don't get it. The docks need replacing and especially the fingers and floats. Instead we'll probably get a rate increase.

They charge me 175 for liveaboard. With the elect it is cheaper than your 300. WOW!
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