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    Default Lifting Charges

    How can a Marina justify £260 to lift my 24ft boat out, cradle it for a week and then dump it back in.

    OK, so they have to buy a crane which is expensive I know, but I reckon it's about 30 minutes work, tops - that's an hourly rate of about £520 !!!

    I know it's about the going rate but it's daylight robbery.......

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    It might be cheaper to buy a trailer and get it out on a slipway and sort it yourself. I have just given my boat a quick jet wash when I took it out to go to Soton, and on the way back ran fresh water through it before putting it back in the marina. I am still pondering over the rip off prices and lack of flexibility that it seems I will have to endure when I upgrade to 28 nor 30ft, best I make the most of it now [img]/forums/images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Absolutely disgusting and I thought 130 quid for a 24 footer was bad for lift and chock for winter, then the same in the spring. Why they charge by the foot is to milk the owner of more cash. When in fact there is little difference in lifting a 24 footer as there is a 40 footer. Itís just another marine industry example of poor service design the sting you for your cash. Since when did weight, relate to length !!!

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    Default Re: Lifting Charges

    Not a bad idea - but how much is a trailer that's big enough?

    Dry weight is about 2100kg - Do you reckon I can pull that out on a trailer with a Saab 9000. Guess I'd need to find someone who could mod a trailer to fit the Sealine though, eh?

    Matt

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    Default Re: Lifting Charges

    I have a trailer that takes 2,600kg and I have a 4x4, so next time you want her out, let me know and I will fit in a weekend down there at one of the MDL's and you can use the car and trailer in return for a trip in the boat [img]/forums/images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Better than getting robbed!

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    Default Re: Lifting Charges

    That's funny, SWMBO always said I was heavy but not that long [img]/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Lifting Charges

    I can think of a few instances... ;-)

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    Default Re: Lifting Charges

    very funny boys [img]/forums/images/icons/smile.gif[/img] but for once i was being serious, if only everything was a simle as ..... se......???

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    Default Re: Lifting Charges

    as a idea on the going rate on the thames

    Thames and Kennett :
    Environment Agency crane
    £4.50 per foot
    thats a lift and dump on lorry



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    Default Re: Lifting Charges

    If you're on Hayling Island as per your profile: ask Northney Marina if they're still doing the cheap "lift/scrub/block from thurs-tues" deal....£160 for up to 15m, or £100 for overnight.

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