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Old 03-10-2006, 07:59 PM
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I live in a small town on Georgian Bay that literally has 10 marinas in a space of 3 miles. The best ones have dredging equipment (due to the fluctuating water levels of the great lakes), not just regular and high octane gas at the pumps, but mid-grade and 50:1 also. They also have good parts stores and large winter storage facilities. Some have rec facilities and gyms and one even has a small hotel too. Come to think of it, I guess that a marina can have everything, but to me, competitive prices and A1 customer services does it for me.
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I live in a small town on Georgian Bay that literally has 10 marinas in a space of 3 miles. The best ones have dredging equipment (due to the fluctuating water levels of the great lakes), not just regular and high octane gas at the pumps, but mid-grade and 50:1 also. They also have good parts stores and large winter storage facilities. Some have rec facilities and gyms and one even has a small hotel too. Come to think of it, I guess that a marina can have everything, but to me, competitive prices and A1 customer services does it for me.
I own a marina. Went to the bay for a poker run. Nice town!
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As for sailboaters: usually, they show up on friday night with a $20 bill and a t-shirt. They would make it through the weekend without changing either one.

Seriously, I had a written policy charging sailboaters double the haul cost for travel-lift service and a minimum hourly fee for stepping masts with the forklift. They are just not worth it. A sailboater wil say "but I only need it for about ten minutes, not an hour". Your response should be to politely tell them to get their own $400K forklift and do it somewhere else.
I'm glad to hear someone handles these cheap fu#ks appropriately. Marina's that cater to them seem to have no clue the coin they're sacrificing.
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I'm glad to hear someone handles these cheap fu#ks appropriately. Marina's that cater to them seem to have no clue the coin they're sacrificing.
We have never worked on a sailboat in our 20+ years career.
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We have never worked on a sailboat in our 20+ years career.
Thats one hell of a career for a twelve year old...
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One thing about rack storage. Make sure you have enough dock space for boats on a busy weekend. You will have a lot customers giving you hell if they have to wait for their boat.
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I'm going to call some of you marina owners Monday.
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I'm glad to hear someone handles these cheap fu#ks appropriately. Marina's that cater to them seem to have no clue the coin they're sacrificing.
Charge the sailboaters $2.50 a gallon for water!
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Charge the sailboaters $2.50 a gallon for water!
I hate these damn bloboaters. I was at my Cougar pulling the drives today. Some guy, clearly a sailboater, comes up to me and starts asking questions about what i was doing, and "oh, why does it have three drives, does it have 3 engines", so I tell him yup, 3 572s. He says the boat is too loud and the water is everybody's so why do I have to ruin it for him; he's seen me on the lake. I just told him I'll make sure I find him on the lake and burn a few hundred doing circles around him in the summer. What an ass. He walked away pissed.
If the ass would have kept at it, I would have laid into him about sails up in harbors, tacking in the breakwall, being a slob, leaning at a 30 degree lkist, and dump the stoopid hat. But I pissed him before it got to that.

If this deal goes through, I will actively work at replacing them all. What a bunch of morons.
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