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- Jun 22, 2004
You get a deal in Harpswell.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.
Ours have gone up to just under 200 because we are in the inner harbor (outer harbor mooring fee is 100 ).
The lobstermen are charged a little less but have the best moorings closest to the docks. They have their own dinghy docks.
Non residents pay about 300 for their mooring.
We all own our equipment and pay to have it maintained and inspected. You sell it when you want.
A convenient dinghy tie off is 175, but you can use the general dinghy dock for 100. All with parking, loading unloading docks, showers, free fiber optic wifi, ice blocks, water, pump out.
A bigger increase for us has been storage on the public landing. Nearly doubled when the town get pressure from other boat yards. I pay about 600 now for 38'.
So to the town we pay about 1200 per year, 5 months on the water, 7 months on the hard, all within a stones throw. Add haul, launch step - unstep (store spar) and we're about 3500/ annual, for these costs.