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Price Hike

Feb 2, 2010
314
Island Packet 37 Hull #2 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.
 
Jan 11, 2014
4,057
Sabre 362 113 Fair Haven, NY
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.
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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Jul 31, 2010
5,344
Hunter 260 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!!!!
 
Oct 9, 2008
1,692
Bristol 29.9 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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Jun 29, 2014
312
S2 7.3 Fond du Lac
$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.
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!
 
Oct 22, 2014
9,929
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored 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”.
 
Oct 1, 2007
1,338
Hunter 44DS Pt. Judith
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.
Politics. Maine likes to think they are taxing the rich. Is there an exemption for lobster boats?
 
Aug 3, 2012
2,495
Performance Cruising Telstar 28 302 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!
 
Oct 19, 2017
4,915
O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
Googling "annual mooring fee" got me this quote at the top of the page,
Once a private annual mooring buoy becomes available in the according wait-list location, the annual application fee is $50. The fee for the Annual Mooring Permit: residents, the annual cost is $1,000; non-residents, the annual cost is $1,800. For commercial use, the annual cost is$1,950.
This is for Annapolis MD.

-Will (Dragonfly)
 
Jan 6, 2006
2,170
Beneteau 423 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
 
May 25, 2012
2,193
john alden caravelle 42 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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Jul 12, 2011
785
Catalina 36 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!
 
Jan 11, 2014
4,057
Sabre 362 113 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. :)
 
Oct 1, 2007
1,338
Hunter 44DS Pt. Judith
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.
$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? :)
 
Jan 11, 2014
4,057
Sabre 362 113 Fair Haven, NY
$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? :)
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.