Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 23 February 2012, 05:03   #11
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL View Post
Jesus, steeeeep! Rag and stick money, but you don't even have a berth!!!
Or - similar cost to a berth (possibly less in that part of the world!) all the convenience but with greater security and not worrying about antifouling - two issues I'd have thought were close to your heart.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 07:37   #12
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,013
Even if you use the boat ten times, it's 230 per launch, plus petrol and depreciation. Not a cheap hobby.

Is there i guess a launch fee too on top of that annual storage fee?

Fine if you have pots if cash, but for me, for an open 6m boat it doesn't "stack" up. The idea to me of owning a 6m boat you cant stay on is "relatively" cheap boating as opposed to rag and stick or sunseeker berthing maintenance costs. If I had to add in 230 or more per launch it'd either price me out or encourage me to get a more useful leisure boat.

Each to their own mind. If you use it every week end or are a commercial user, fine.
__________________

__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 07:53   #13
Member
 
Anchorhandler's Avatar
 
Country: France
Town: Huisnes sur Mer
Boat name: Raufoss
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 50
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 789
Supply and demand based on population density means that finding a decent berth on the south coast is either quite difficult or quite expensive....( although tbh i have never understood why as lets face it, there are nicer cruising grounds in the UK..)
Those prices quoted are to be expected down around here.
I personally like the dry stack idea.
although i have used them, do you get a "rush hour" on weekend mornings and evenings causing a frustrating delay to the start and end of your boating day?... If that is the case, it would certainly discourage me.

Simon
__________________
C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
Anchorhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 07:55   #14
Trade member
 
Dry Run's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: portsmouth
Boat name: Hullabaloo
Make: Humber
Length: 8m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 655
RIBase
Hi

I appreciate dry stacking is not for everyone, but it does make sense for some people particularly those who don't live next to the water and would have to trail a boat a long way.

Having a slipway right next to the dry stack I can tall you that there are plenty of people who really aren't up to the job of launching and recovering their boats. So as you say, each to their own.

I just thought it would be useful to publish our prices as many people seem afraid to ask.

Oh, and by the way, the prices include everything - there are NO additional fees.

Cheers
Dry Run is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 07:55   #15
Member
 
Anchorhandler's Avatar
 
Country: France
Town: Huisnes sur Mer
Boat name: Raufoss
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 50
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 789
Sorry that should have read "although i have NEVER used them"

Simon
__________________
C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
Anchorhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 07:57   #16
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL View Post
Even if you use the boat ten times, it's 230 per launch, plus petrol and depreciation. Not a cheap hobby.
indeed, and I pay less than that for storing my (smaller) boat in a shed. But I also have to pay for looking after a trailer that gets dunked in sea water and the extra cost of towing it to where I want to launch it etc... its probably not as secure as the dry stack either - and as I've dinged my prop a few times during recovery probably works out quite expensive in maintainence which I wouldn't have with a forklift launch.

People who keep it afloat have antifouling costs, mooring costs, winter storage costs, which all add up too. I don't think there is a genuinely cheap option.

Quote:
Is there i guess a launch fee too on top of that annual storage fee?
not normally - usually dry stack let you use it as much as you want at no extra cost.
Quote:
Fine if you have pots if cash, but for me, for an open 6m boat it doesn't "stack" up. The idea to me of owning a 6m boat you cant stay on is "relatively" cheap boating as opposed to rag and stick or sunseeker berthing maintenance costs. If I had to add in 230 or more per launch it'd either price me out or encourage me to get a more useful leisure boat.
don't sit down and do the sums then because its not pretty, when you count storage, insurance, servicing, depreciation etc many people on here will be paying 500 a day on the water... suddenly chartering becomes attractive...!

Its worth bearing in mind that these are "south coast prices" and say a 30ft rag and stick boat could cost you double that to keep afloat in the most popular marinas.

Quote:
Each to their own mind. If you use it every week end or are a commercial user, fine.
I'd certainly use mine more if I could make a phone call and it was all afloat and ready to go... so actually it could help you get more out of your investment.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 07:59   #17
Trade member
 
Dry Run's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: portsmouth
Boat name: Hullabaloo
Make: Humber
Length: 8m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 655
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anchorhandler View Post
Supply and demand based on population density means that finding a decent berth on the south coast is either quite difficult or quite expensive....( although tbh i have never understood why as lets face it, there are nicer cruising grounds in the UK..)
Those prices quoted are to be expected down around here.
I personally like the dry stack idea.
although i have used them, do you get a "rush hour" on weekend mornings and evenings causing a frustrating delay to the start and end of your boating day?... If that is the case, it would certainly discourage me.

Simon
Hopefully, if you have enough pontoon space and the right staffing levels there should be no need for any "rush hour" problems. We even work extended hours if we are busy (Cowes firework night is an example - but not this year perhaps!!!).
Dry Run is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 08:04   #18
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,013
don't sit down and do the sums then because its not pretty, when you count storage, insurance, servicing, depreciation etc many people on here will be paying 500 a day on the water... suddenly chartering becomes attractive...!



That's what I was thinking. Might make sense if you're on south coast etc
__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 08:11   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam 225
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 977
I currently pay 1000 per Year (12 months) for berthing a 5m rib in a marina not so far away. and no, that's not per meter. But its a 50 mile round trip from home, when the nearest slipway is less than 5 miles away, my new house has drive space for the boat, so ill be saving 1000 this year + fuel driving to and from .
__________________
Starovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2012, 10:28   #20
Member
 
Maximus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wild West
Boat name: No Boat
Make: No Boat
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,271
Send a message via AIM to Maximus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trell View Post
Come to Morecambe, the council pay you !!!
....I wonder Why
__________________

__________________
A clever Man learns by his mistakes..
A Wise Man learns by other people's!

The Road to HELL ..is Paved with "Good inventions!"
Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.