I'm not a fan of rules and regulations, but there is no staying aboard on the piles at all. Thats the deal, as for the parking its probably a mistake as you are not allowed to park n' ride so to speak, using the marina as a carpark while you wander of to work, so if no boat yet on the berth they may think youre abusing the system.
As for the cost or renting, its a bitch but its worth it- for now!
And so how would they determine this? How would they know if you are sailing or not? I don't recall filling in my car rego details on their forms - are we going to get to the stage now where berth holders are going to have to line up at the marina office and "check in" like little school children?
"Hi there Dear Marina Sir - I am parked here today, with my PERMIT, because I PAY YOU for my berth, which COMES WITH a parking permit - but I am off sailing so PLEASE do not put nasty little letters under my windscreen wipers.
It's a crock of sh#t. Yeah sure, non-berth holders parking in the white areas all day - yep ticket 'em. They are not customers of the marina. They don't pay a cent. No problem hammering them.
But berth holders displaying their parking permit? No bloody way should they be hassled.