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Old 01-07-2012, 05:44   #1
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$55 mooring fee

For all you FL people who whine about your $15 mooring fees; I'm at Provincetown MA and it is $55. Used to be $45 but guess the squeeze was needed to be applied to the boater. It does come with "free" wifi, that they didn't give me the log-in password and only has 1 little bar at my mooring.

So I guess later today I'm moving over to the 65' deep anchorage that is over a mile dinghy ride to town. But hey that's cruising.
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Re: $55 mooring fee

Guess that's one of those new "fees" we hear are so popular in Mass.

At least they still let you anchor. Distance and depth sounds just like airport anchorage in Tahiti.
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Wait till you get to Nantucket.
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Re: $55 mooring fee

In the Western Mediterranean you could pay over $200 a night - no problem.

In Sicily, 2 years ago, it cost me $60 for 'up to 8 hours' mooring with no facilities
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Wait till you get to Nantucket.
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Nantucket MOORING RATES (per Night):
Boats under 40 ft. $65.00 + 6.25% tax $69.06 per night with tax
Boats 40 ft. to 59 ft. $70.00 + 6.25% tax $74.38 per night with tax
Boats 60 ft. to 79 ft. $80.00 + 6.25% tax $85.00 per night with tax
Boats 80 ft. to 100 ft. $105.00 + 6.25% tax $111.56 per night with tax

http://www.nantucketmoorings.com/reservationform.pdf
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:19   #6
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Re: $55 mooring fee

Don, if you don't want to anchor out by Long Point (which we love to do, as it's so damn beautiful out there), you can usually squeeze in east of the end of the breakwater. Just stay out far enough to have good depth under you. You can dinghy directly to shore and use one of the little public access walkways between houses to go right up to Commercial Street -- or putt over to Macmillan Wharf and use the dinghy dock there.

If you do anchor out by Long Point, you don't need to be in 65 feet. Move toward the big sandbar that crosses N-S, and you'll find a large stretch of 10-15 feet at the edge of the deep basin. By the way -- bluefish run wild around Long Point.

Ptown is a fantastic place -- enjoy it! Wish I was there right now.
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For all you FL people who whine about your $15 mooring fees; I'm at Provincetown MA and it is $55. Used to be $45 but guess the squeeze was needed to be applied to the boater. It does come with "free" wifi, that they didn't give me the log-in password and only has 1 little bar at my mooring.

So I guess later today I'm moving over to the 65' deep anchorage that is over a mile dinghy ride to town. But hey that's cruising.
Yeow! And they did not even need a gun! But as Gord May posts Nantucket prices are worse. Good thing I use my boat to get away from crowds so finding a place to drop the hook is preferable to me anyway. Besides the beer at waterside bars never tasted any better than those I have in my cockpit, same for the meals. Often find such places a P Town, Block Island, Nantucket etc... to to be hot and crowded when I'm ashore and always a relief to get back on the boat anyway. But, maybe that's just me.
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Re: $55 mooring fee

Don, I wanted to clarify: by "east of the end of the breakwater," I mean east of the east end of it. Didn't want to cause you grief.

Most boats are huddled back behind the breakwater, but a few moor out past the easterly end. Then there's room for plenty of boats to anchor. You're more exposed to weather there, but the normal 10-15 SW won't trouble you a bit. Just watch your depth sounder, as it does shallow up once you're past the breakwater line.

The harbormaster has never given us any trouble about dropping the hook out there.

Also -- we can always pick up an open wifi signal around there -- plenty of 'em -- with our little Alfa USB adapter.
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$2.00 - $3.00 per foot per night in most of the Bahamas. Then add electricity and water usage. A few nights at a marina there buys and darn fine new anchor and lotsa chain!!
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Re: $55 mooring fee

Don,

Mooring Fees in Deering Harbor across from Greenport are $75 and similar in Sag Harbor. I love being on a morring as I sleep much better than anchored,,,,,but for that money..I will find a place to anchor.

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Mooring Fees in Deering Harbor across from Greenport are $75 and similar in Sag Harbor. I love being on a morring as I sleep much better than anchored,,,,,but for that money..I will find a place to anchor.

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Yeow! They don't they don't even need a gun! Probably won't be too long before they reach $100 per night. I just bought 200 feet of 3/8" anchor chain:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: ANCHORS AWEIGH
at the price of some of those mooring fees it won't take long to recoup the $900 bucks I paid for it by anchoring out.
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Re: $55 mooring fee

Just came back from a two week trip to Nantucket and Martha's Vinyard.
I did not pay the $65 per night mooring fee or any mooring fees the whole time we were out.

I have a pointy hook (Rocna) on the front of my boat that I drop in the water with a chain attached that works very well at keeping me in place.
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Re: $55 mooring fee

I am a bit surprised to see these kind of fee for a mooring. I thought that capitalism was based on the offer and demand principle. Is there enough demand for mooring at these completely ridiculous fee to sustain them or, the moorings are mostly empty most of the time and nobody care?
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The wealthy have plenty of money.
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Re: $55 mooring fee

The Nantucket moorings where the emptiest we have ever seen since we have been going there every year for the past 15 years.

We have never used them.

We anchor about 500 feet to the east of the light house in 8 feet of water.
Room for 30 boats with 7 to 1 scope. Great panoramic view and well protected.
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