Originally Posted by Therapy
A friendly marina would have a low crime rate.
your just grabbing crap out of the air now, unless you have stats to back up what you say..
We all know marinas
are different, for hevens sake, I do as We've been in hundreds of marinas
over the years and could write a book on the pros and cons of being in such.
One thing we've found in common was the restroom cleanliness and how it reflected with the rest of the marina.. we've seen older marinas with restrooms that sparkled and uasally the whole marina is clean and a pleasure to be in.. and on the other side, we've seen new marinas that have mold
growing in the corners of the restroom floor..
We've never chosen a marina because it was friendly or not, we really didnt care.. the marina is a business and we treat it as such.. but we would chose on its LOCATION.. wether its near a buss line or stores, being near down town,
and let us not forget, the water itself, does it have a tidal surge, or maybe a fuel dock
where boats are comming and going all day and night..
But being friendly or not, never an issue..
something you might want to concider when picking a marina, Marinas are business's and a business in there to make money
, not friends..
approch it as such.. find out if you get a discount if paying up front for the full time you'll be there. because it is a business, you always have room to negotiate..
and often marinas, at least on the west coast
, you can stay as a cruiser for 90 to 120 days without being classified as a liveaboard
And knowing this, we've pulled in, stated we wanted a slip for 4 months and would pay in full up-front.. many times we've gotton as much as 20% off, no deposit required, and electrical
free.. and I really dont care if they have a smile on their face or how friendly they are..