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Old 08-05-2016, 04:04 PM   #1
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Another anchorage gone - Washington, DC

Another one gone.

The area in front of the Gangplank Marina and Capital Yacht Club is now off limits for anchoring. There are now 8 mooring balls in front of the two marinas for $25 a night. $10 daily dinghy dock at Gangplank or $16 daily at the YC. If you anchor, the police will come out and tell you to move.. You can still anchor south of the police station.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:18 PM   #2
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What is the transient rate at the gangplank?
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:34 PM   #3
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Boy am I glad I don't boat over there!
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:47 PM   #4
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Boy am I glad I don't boat over there!
Yeah, $25/night for a mooring in downtown DC.

Armed robbery!
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:51 PM   #5
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Terry,
Who is running the mooring balls?
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:50 PM   #6
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Yeah, $25/night for a mooring in downtown DC.

Armed robbery!
Not sure they'll even catch your sarcasm.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:52 PM   #7
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What is the transient rate at the gangplank?
$2 regular, $2.50 holidays.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:02 AM   #9
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Armed robbery!
Yep. You are almost guaranteed to be robbed...anywhere in DC.
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If you want to get robbed, check out the marina rates in New York City!
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:16 AM   #11
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If you want to get robbed, check out the marina rates in New York City!
$7.50 at Chelsea, $6 at North Cove, but across the Hudson and very convenient only $3.50. Or then those variable by size One 15 Brooklyn is from $3.50 for under 40' to $9 for over 150'. And not even Manhattan, it's Brooklyn...lol

Then you think NY rentals are high until you go to Hong Kong. I had a friend who paid $1900 for a one bedroom in NY and thought that was high. Well, her Hong Kong apartment was $6000.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:21 PM   #12
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The Gangplank controls the moorings which I understand the City owns. I've heard three different explanations from the Marina and the police on who authorized this. One said the mayor, another said congress, another said the harbor master authorized it. The Coasties were unaware of any of this. The Yacht Club was not notified of this in advance. Looks like another local power grab.


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Old 08-07-2016, 10:42 AM   #13
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So instead of accepting it, get some folks together hire a lawyer and take it to court.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:01 AM   #14
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So instead of accepting it, get some folks together hire a lawyer and take it to court.
And if you win, you may even be able to collect your damages. Let's see...how many days would you be staying there this year? Multiply that by $25 and that would be the potential damages you're incurring. So, if you had four days, then the winnings might offset 20 minutes of your legal fees.
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