All to often folks will rent a slip sight unseen and someone will tow the boat in after hours. High rent marinas aren't wild about tenants that don't keep their boats in good condition.
The Harbour master here acts rough but is pretty softhearted sometimes. He let a young man come in with a 24 ft sloop
to live aboard short time. Towed in after hours, mast
looking like the floor of an 18 yr olds bachelor pad. Cabin
2 months later he heads out for parts
unknown and leaves the boat. Leaves it for the marina to deal with.
I rebuilt the rudder
and tiller. Got the 40 yr old 6 horse running. Stepped the mast
(with help before the kid left). Hung the boom. Repaired the mainsail
and the sail cover
I did enough work
on it the asst harbor master thought I had slipped a new boat
in without telling anyone.
The marina might get 1k for the boat.
That's one of the reasons it's hard to get a LOB slip on the phone