Originally Posted by bedajim
Sorry but that reads to me as if they want the light ship to pay the difference, so does that equal £2 to tie up and £5 for a coffee or beer. Reading between the lines it would appear as if the marina are not moving.
I think it should be in their interest to keep the Lightship plied with trade and as such should keep the short stay mooring costs to a realistic level. I doubt the Lightship bussiness would part fund mooring, after all you could pay £6 to the Marina and expect the Lightship to pay £2 towards the cost of the £8 fee and you could just pay for a cup of coffee at £1.50 and you're certainly not going to pay £5 for a cup of Coffee!
I don't think we are asking the Marina to reduce the 4hr stay price, more like asking them to introduce hourly or 2hour rates. The disadvantage to this is that with increase custom, limited berth space is taken which might be another reason why they are charging much more.