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Westhaven and other marinas,simple really ,You own a vessel want walk on walk off,You pay!  End of story. 

 

Often wonder around looking various vessels shapes n size on marinas,some get used most sit there as a status symbol,some neglected why would you pay the exorbitant fees? But as mooring areas disappear and the insurance bites being on a mooring no wonder trademe is full of give aways.

 

Yet the one area that seems stable is the trailer fizzy,take home little maintaince motor service $500? 

 

Got asked a week ago to go for a sail on trailer sailor,take boat to ramp,rig up 3hrs sailing,unrig take home 10hr day for what?maybe if there were compounds to leave rigged but At $300pm another killer + muck around at ramp, 

 

So is yachtshare/syndicate the way to go ?

 

Westhaven is different to other marinas.  Set up by the people, for the people.  Last I looked, Panuku is a company owned by the council, not a private enterprise.  

Marina rates should be half of what they are now, seeing as we already all pay council rates.

The council should be taken to court and hammered over how they treat berth owners / rental lessees with their yearly increases.  But who has the money or time to do that?

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You don't have to take them to court ! You have an opportunity to vote in representatives that will control Panuku et al via SoCI and KPI's. Good luck with that but it's what those who promote democratic process would have you believe can happen. Not in the supershitty.It's divide and rule and it works

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Got a friend who has been absolutely rodgered by a prominent Auckland marine company in Beaumont St so much so that it has wiped out any interest in retaining ownership of their long term adventure machine.

Complete absolute muppets accepting no responsibility and charging like wounded bulls to erode any confidence my friends had that their craft had been sorted and was fit for purpose on the high seas.

It is only out of courtesy to them that I will not name the company but it is absolutely appalling the way they have been treated.

This quote could be a cut & paste from my recent experience.

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Westhaven is different to other marinas.  Set up by the people, for the people.  Last I looked, Panuku is a company owned by the council, not a private enterprise.  

Marina rates should be half of what they are now, seeing as we already all pay council rates.

The council should be taken to court and hammered over how they treat berth owners / rental lessees with their yearly increases.  But who has the money or time to do that?

Went to a meeting regarding fish stocks and the ACT leader David Seymour stood up and said"we are all rich pricks and we need to pay" really David include mum/dad with a 12 ft tinny rich compared to multi million $$ vessel at westhaven,

 

Unfortunately you are seen as a cash cow, 2000 odd berths rally together and pay 1/2 the fee,what are they going to do then?

How many berth holders actually attend any meetings?

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Westhaven and other marinas,simple really ,You own a vessel want walk on walk off,You pay! End of story.

Really HT?? There is a line between fair price and rip off and many Marinas have gone well over that line.

 

 

As have supermarkets and probably a bunch of other industries.

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Really HT?? There is a line between fair price and rip off and many Marinas have gone well over that line.

 

 

As have supermarkets and probably a bunch of other industries.

exactly "Wheels"hence why lamb is off the menu $45 for a scraggly leg,Owning a vessel is deemed a luxury not a necessity.

Have a look on T/M project boats  boats with low or no reserves where as mid 90s they would of been 30k+ now $15k. Nz marine industry has shot it self as wages have not risen to compensate.   Do you buy new sails or 2nd hand have them recut but are you buying sails not much better than you already have. replace a small 10hp diesel fitted etc $14 k or go the outboard way??

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Hah, don’t fret HT the bonanza trickle down from Daltons Dandies will ride sorry scythe over the horizon and remedy and return bucket loads of loot to the local coffers so much so that Panuku will then cease and desist from rodgering their owners the public .

Crikey it’s a weird world and as Mate’ so aptly commented it’s is the small guy the lesser fish that gets whacked the most.

Hence the conversion of half of J pier to sales berths for brokers.

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Sorry to hear Priscilla. It was the same for me with the Marshall. Marina fees killed it.

 

Westhaven service is ok to average but their toilet and shower facilities are abysmal compared to what you get overseas.

 

In terms of getting screwed service wise, the treatment I got up at Gulf Harbour when I put a new keel and prod on the Marshall (by the marina, not Brin Wilson, who were great) beggars belief. It was theft, out and out. You want to store a mast on the hard? You pay equivalent rates to storing a boat of that length.. (Or pretty close). Unreal. Rude and arrogant.

 

I think you will be the first of many, sadly.

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