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Marina Renting Your Slip to Transients

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Phil S, Jan 11, 2021 at 1:43 PM.

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  1. Phil S

    Phil S New Member

    6
    Oct 16, 2020
    Quincy, MA
    2004 Sundancer 300
    5.0 Merc B3
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Works for me!
     
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  2. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    It's in my contract also. I leave a set of lines for my boat on the pilings and cleats. I came back from two weeks in the Abaco and my lines were replaced with some shoddy undersize and unacceptable lines. As it ends up they allowed someone to use my slip and my expensive lines were replaced..... Marina made good on it but that will be the last time I notify them even though a violation to the contract...
     
  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Active Member

    420
    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
  4. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Not in my contract, but our marina has a sizable guest dock. Just doesn't seem right to me. I have an extra set of dock lines and power cord that stay at the slip and are specifically tuned to my boat. Not to mentioned the dock box, hose reel, etc.

    That's almost like your landlord reserving the right to allow someone to stay in your house when you go on vacation.
     
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  5. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Personally I always felt is should be a partnership between the slip holder and the marina. If I rent for the entire year/season then they should give me the option to list and sublet my slip while I am away. The marina would then act as dockmaster and collect the fees, check insurance and apply a credit of a predetermined percentage to my account. This works for both parties involved.

    -Kevin
     
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  6. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Marina says - "we do this to keep monthly rates down"
     
  7. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    Yea..... right. The County would never pass the income on to the slip holder and electric? There’s a snowballs chance in Hell
     
  8. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Well-Known Member

    802
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    We have the same language in our rules but ours state 3 days. We ate a Boat Club not a business so a little different.
     
  9. MRHEWISH

    MRHEWISH New Member

    3
    Dec 29, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay
    1998 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer
    T/7.4 310 Mercruisers Velvet Drives
    This place will be our home for our new (old) boat. Party time. But cannot disagree with you.
     
  10. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I am sure they think this and I don't expect them to do it however I feel it is short sighted from a business/marketing perspective.

    -Kevin
     
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  11. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I am in a county marina and we are just a revenue source for the general fund. It's always an issue to request and get repairs done. There is hardly any money spent for maintenance. So, yes not much of a chance of it getting passed back. Outside of that the marina and park are a wonderful place.

    -Kevin
     
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Can you imagine stealing another boaters lines... unbelievable. The marina probably lost money on the transient fee replacing the lines
     
  13. SearayPaul

    SearayPaul Member

    898
    Oct 11, 2006
    Simpsonville, South Carolina
    34 Downeaster
    Cummins 5.9 480hp
    My marina would not have replaced the lines. You were fortunate.
     
  14. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Yea, to the sum of about $360 to replace all six lines. The marina was good about it; they have had my back several times, no complaints.
     
  15. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    Recently sold and currently buying a 2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    Here in Benicia, if you are gone they will rent your slip to overnighters but credit your slip account ten bucks a night for the nights its occupied.
    Carpe Diem
     
  16. be_prepared

    be_prepared Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    346
    Oct 12, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2002 Sea Ray Sundancer 340DA
    Twin Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 inboards
    At our marina, they have a note that asks for you to notify them if you'll be gone for more than 2 nights. They don't want to deal with folks that go away for a day or two on the weekend, but if you're out for an extended period, they might use it for a transient. That's usually only when they have a group coming and they will come and ask you. For example, we had a Ranger Tug cruising club come thru the marina, and they wanted a bunch of slips, so the marina manager checked in with the folks on the docks that were the right length for the incoming boats.

    Although I am not crazy about having someone else in the slip, with my lines and fenders along the finger pier, I also understand that I've been that guy in a transient slot at a lot of other people's slips over the years. I try to be like a good boy scout and leave my campsite better than I found it.
     
  17. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Active Member

    420
    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
     
  18. Phil S

    Phil S New Member

    6
    Oct 16, 2020
    Quincy, MA
    2004 Sundancer 300
    5.0 Merc B3
    Yes! As a fairly new boater, I'm no stranger to sticker shock.
     
  19. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Active Member

    420
    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    1991 250 Sundancer & Goplus 7.5' / 2.6hp outboard.
    Previous: 180BR, 220DA, 268DA, 250DA, 268DA
    7.4 Bravo 1
    I am beginning to understand why we see so many people from PA,NJ, even NY at the marina. Met a couple this summer who drive 3 hours one way to their boat on my pier.
     
  20. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I drive 3-1/2..... what else you going to do when you live in the middle of Indiana
     
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