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Price Hike

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by ifmdalvey, Feb 7, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. ifmdalvey

    ifmdalvey

    Joined Feb 2, 2010
    311 posts, 20 likes
    Island Packet 37 Hull #2
    US Harpswell Me
    I know we have nearly 3% inflation but i just paid 100% price hike for my annual mooring fee, absolutely ridicules.

    Its jumped from $26 all the way up to a horrendous $50.
     


  2. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,142 posts, 1,420 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Actually, its only a 92.3%, not nearly as bad. :poke::stir:

    Of course, $50 a season for a mooring is pretty reasonable.
     


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  3. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,786 posts, 460 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    And when you figure the season is only three months long, that really sucks bilge water big time.
     


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  4. ifmdalvey

    ifmdalvey

    Joined Feb 2, 2010
    311 posts, 20 likes
    Island Packet 37 Hull #2
    US Harpswell Me
    I feel 7.7% better now, than you.
     


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  5. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I had an uncle-in-law who got pretty upset when Kershaw County, SC nearly doubled the taxes on his Ford Falcon. “It shore is gettin’ valuble! At least the county thinks it is! They durn near doubled my taxes! They went up from $3.50 a year to $6.00!!!!
     


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  6. Skipper

    Skipper

    Joined Oct 9, 2008
    1,652 posts, 301 likes
    Bristol 29.9
    US Dana Point
    $50 a year?
    That's about 2.5 days for me.
    Yes, $6,841 a year in slip fees for a 30 footer.
    Of course, that's better than Newport Beach, where a 30 foot slip is about $15,000 a year.
     


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  7. FDL S2

    FDL S2

    Joined Jun 29, 2014
    263 posts, 115 likes
    S2 7.3
    US Fond du Lac
    Never thought of it like that. Mine is about $5.06 a day for a 6 month slip rental. Boat is usually in the water about 5 1/2 months each year, so really about $5.50 a day. I'm not complaining!
     


  8. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,142 posts, 1,420 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    I've found that thinking about or calculating the cost of owning, maintaining, and upgrading a sailboat is a depressing task. I don't like being depressed. I don't keep track, all is good. :)
     


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  9. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,098 posts, 3,325 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Everett is charging about $370 per month. Or about $4400 a years. But think of all the great water you can sail. I thought about chartering, But you could spend that typ of money on a 1 week charter. And you’d be using someone else’s boat.

    So buying and leasin space is better.Where else can you “winter sail”.
     


  10. Rick486

    Rick486

    Joined Oct 1, 2007
    1,174 posts, 293 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    US Pt. Judith
    Politics. Maine likes to think they are taxing the rich. Is there an exemption for lobster boats?
     


  11. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,258 posts, 501 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    120 fabulous sunsets, 240 glasses of bourbon, 1000 greetings from friends, 50 days on the water sailing every Summer, 100s of memories made with my wife and friends.... worth every penny and drop of sweat I ever spent on sailing and boating!
     


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  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,158 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Googling "annual mooring fee" got me this quote at the top of the page,
    This is for Annapolis MD.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  13. ifmdalvey

    ifmdalvey

    Joined Feb 2, 2010
    311 posts, 20 likes
    Island Packet 37 Hull #2
    US Harpswell Me
    Lobstermen get it cheaper but out of town moorings cost $250
     


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  14. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,786 posts, 460 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    I just paid 500% more for mine because we’re out of town.
     


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  15. NYSail

    NYSail

    Joined Jan 6, 2006
    1,934 posts, 147 likes
    Beneteau 423
    US Mt. Sinai, NY
    With those town moorings do you own the actual mooring or does town own and maintain?? Here I have a mooring that is $150 per season, however I have to first buy the mooring, pay the yard (at their discretion) to maintain chain, pay to have it dropped in the spring and hauled and stored every winter. And the slip fee... at just over $20 per day assuming I get dropped in April and pulled at beginning of November. that keeps moving up each year. Once I get solar I may loose the slip and stay full time on the mooring.

    Greg
     


  16. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,364 posts, 831 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    do you all own the mooring and all this is a tax, or are you renting the mooring?
    in sturge 35 years ago i bought a railroad wheel, had a 1" bar loop welded on for my chain, and i placed it in the bay in a mooring zone. then the locals 15 yrs later started taxing my mooring annually. i still have to annually maintain it myself.
    still cheeper than those left coast fees
     


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  17. Parsons

    Parsons

    Joined Jul 12, 2011
    683 posts, 274 likes
    Catalina 36
    US Bay City, MI
    The thread encouraged me to calculate mine. Between club dues and dock fees, I'm about $7.50 a day. To @dlochner 's point, it was not depressing but a realization that I need to "earn" that money. Every day I stay at work late and the boat just sits there is wasted money. More sailing reduces the daily cost of ownership. Already planning the summer cruise!
     


  18. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,142 posts, 1,420 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    While I don't calculate to the penny the cost of boat ownership, I do have a rough idea of what it costs. Basic annual expenses: winter storage, summer dockage, and insurance runs about $4K a year.

    To @Parsons point about point about earning money, I hear ya! I retired almost 5 years ago. And learned shortly thereafter that if I was to travel the way I want and support my boat the way I want, then income needs to increase or I traveled less and spent less on the boat. I now work part time. :)
     


  19. Rick486

    Rick486

    Joined Oct 1, 2007
    1,174 posts, 293 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    US Pt. Judith
    $4,000.00 per year? 36 ft boat at a dock? 36 ft boat stored on the hard? In NY? Insurance for 36 ft Sabre? No offense, but did you drop a decimal point somewhere Dave? :)
     


  20. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,142 posts, 1,420 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Nope. Not NY or LI Sound. Lake Ontario in a small town 50 miles N of Syracuse, 70 mile east of Rochester. Rochester is more expensive, Sacketts Harbor further north is more expensive. Small marinas along the South shore are quite reasonable. Insurance is just under $900, Summer dockage at a fixed dock is just under $2K. Winter storage and mast stepping and unstepping is ~$1.1 K.
     



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