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Poll: Marina sailing or nada (54 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you own a boat if keeping it on a marina berth was not an option?

  1. Yes, I would prefer a marina, but would moor out otherwise. (41 votes [75.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.93%

  2. No, a walk on situation is a prerequisite. (13 votes [24.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.07%

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#11 Frank

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:44 AM

The money we save by being on a pile mooring pays for all the toys on the boat. Would be 6k to go marina so we base our yearly budget on 6k which pays insurance, club membership, new sail every year plus the usual maintanance. Works well for us

All these comments, its good to see people enjoying plain old mucking about in boats without exorbitant costs.


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#12 wild violet

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:08 AM

Ive got a swing mooring in nelson and its rental almost covers my pile mooring in tne harbour and when it becomes vacant ill move out there.I have seen a lot of boats damaged in the marina here one boat has been hit seven times in the last 10 years.6 times by so called qualified skippers,to be fair he is parked in the row adjacent to the travellift. So ill feel happier out in the harbour.
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#13 chariot

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:55 AM

Having spent many years on a swing mooring in the Tamaki river i must admit i much prefer a marina berth. I enjoy the ability to walk on and walk off and the ease of doing maintenance while on a marina berth.

Whenever there was a big blow when on a swing mooring I always was on edge as to the condition of the moorings in the surrounding area. I had my Cav 32 come off the mooring when waiting for maintenance to be carried out  on the mooring and I also had a neighboring boat hit me when he missed his mooring.

So it's a marina for me, but i'm not young any more so am over climbing on and off boats on swing moorings.


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#14 motorbike

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

Cant beat a mooring for price but there's a few other factors to consider.

 

Depending on the location, they usually incur more wear and tear.

Often require more regular antifouling.

Harder to get to in exposed weather.

Need a "boat car" for dinghy transport if you cant keep it nearby.

More time consuming.

 

If cruising predominantly or racing occasionally and your mooring is not exposed to the prevailing and is easy to get to then moorings are superb.

 

Marina fees are ugly but you can;

 

Go to the boat anytime in any weather

Enjoy less wear and tear

Usually longer AF life

Race regularly

Make friends

 

The trick is justifying the spend.


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#15 island time

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:36 PM

Do what I did - buy a house with marina berth rights. Currently pay around 2500 pa for a 15m berth.
Gulf Harbour Village is still underpriced...
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There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats


#16 muzled

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 04:17 PM

Do what I did - buy a house with marina berth rights. Currently pay around 2500 pa for a 15m berth.
Gulf Harbour Village is still underpriced...

 

I was looking at the Whitianga ones a few weeks back, def a great option once retired.

 

Are there cheaper options than this at GH though?  Still pretty pricey... 

 

http://www.trademe.c...-1322821394.htm


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#17 chariot

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 04:42 PM

Whitianga is definitely a lot cheaper than that. The cost of having a pontoon fitted is only about $37k which is a cheap marina and the annual charges are only about $120 so I'm told. 

Even the marina charges aren't to bad, it's just that the marinas are not cheap to buy.


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#18 island time

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 04:46 PM

Absolutely, that's one of the pricey ones. A 3 bedroom 2 bathroom town house, 136 m2, with a double garage and a 12 or 15 metre marina outside your door, starts about $850k. A bargain for Auckland I reckon...
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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

But some of those gh apartments have pretty steep bodycorp fees.
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#20 muzled

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:15 PM

Absolutely, that's one of the pricey ones. A 3 bedroom 2 bathroom town house, 136 m2, with a double garage and a 12 or 15 metre marina outside your door, starts about $850k. A bargain for Auckland I reckon...

That is pretty good value, esp if you have a boat.  Not quite as viable if you work in the city.

 

Are there any ongoing costs with the berth or do the fees cover that?

 

 

But some of those gh apartments have pretty steep bodycorp fees.

 

More than what BW/WH/GH charge in marina fees alone though?


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