Thanks guys for your responses.
Firstly, here in Australia
, we call an area - within a yacht club, in which you moor your boat
- a pen.
A slip is where we would take a boat
out of the water
- hence 'slipway' and a dock
- would usually be when tying up to a substantial jetty or wharf.
Amazingly, we also call a 'yacht' over here, a vessel that only uses sail, as opposed to your 'motor yacht', you also say boyee for a buoy, where we say boy!
Then again - you say to may toe and we say tom mart oh ---
With regard to pen fees, there has been quite a few new pens created along the river, with another huge marina up the coast, coming on line soon. So, very competitive. Our infrastructure is not the flashest as we lost
a considerable amount of money
for a floating attenuator - (Sea wall) to brake the swell which comes up the river from the south west.
Through good management, we have got back on our feet, but it has taken nearly six years. Our club house is 'tired' so we don't really attract the landed gentry or nouveau riche, which is great, as we all enjoy a beer
together - well did - before old Covid - 19 entered our domain.
Thanks for the explanation on GST, yes they have re done my charge - and I am happy.
Another thing of interest between our two countries, bought a bottle of scotch in Seattle
when over there getting the boat and thought that is cheap
, but when I got the final price asked him to recheck his calculation to find out alcohol has a state tax and then the nation wants their piece of the action too - so that is put on top ---
Death and taxes
- two things we can't avoid!