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Old 10-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #81
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Breton Red pants with blue blazer and rep tie often work.
David, you must quickly get away from those ruffians. Any clubs worth their salt requre an Ascot.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #82
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Ascots are so déclassé.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #83
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Ascots are so déclassé.
I'll loan you some. We'll make a gentleman of you yet!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:24 AM   #84
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Any clubs worth their salt require an Ascot.

Our boat yard has loosened the rules , and a jacket with Cummerbun is no longer needed ,,,for light lunch at the outside bar..
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:08 PM   #85
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I have been in public marinas for years and I will take a yacht club marina every time. Our 385 slip marina belongs to the members, not some uncaring, money grubbin' company. We have 35 full time employees keeping up the property, providing security and running the galley, bar, and dining room (which is open 7 days a week.)
The boats in the marina are required to be kept up and not become eyesores as in public marinas. The beauty part is that the members decide on slip fees, dues and how the club is run.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #86
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I have been in public marinas for years and I will take a yacht club marina every time. Our 385 slip marina belongs to the members, not some uncaring, money grubbin' company. We have 35 full time employees keeping up the property, providing security and running the galley, bar, and dining room (which is open 7 days a week.)
The boats in the marina are required to be kept up and not become eyesores as in public marinas. The beauty part is that the members decide on slip fees, dues and how the club is run.
I agree...all except for JOINING the yacht club (in many cases)..
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A story on Florida cruising in the latest PassageMaker tells of the benefits of belonging to a yacht club. In this case, the other yacht clubs offer the first night's docking for free and discounts on extended stays, fuel, etc.

I would consider joining one if one were available but that doen't mean I actually would join it, just consider it.

I'm not sure I want to be around the kind of people who would accept me as a member!
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I'm not sure I want to be around the kind of people who would accept me as a member!
I definitely don't want to join a club where I wouldn't want someone like me as a fellow member.
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[QUOTE=rwidman;108728]A story on Florida cruising in the latest PassageMaker tells of the benefits of belonging to a yacht club. In this case, the other yacht clubs offer the first night's docking for free and discounts on extended stays, fuel, etc.



It is the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. There are 13 or 14 (maybe more now) member clubs. They all agree to hold a limited number of transit slips for all member clubs with the first night free. Pools, tennis courts, dining rooms, and tiki bars are all available. Charges go back to the home club for billing. Many have bikes available, free newspapers, and morning coffee.

When we were on the West Coast we were members of the Bradenton YC. The main benefit was cooperation all around Florida including the Keys of the Yacht Clubs. We have been in South Carolina and on the East Coast, and are not doing much of that type cruising, but there is much to be said for it. So, we dropped our membership. For those that like group cruises, the clubs had cruises line up year around. We mostly cruise solo.

I think the Loggerhead group of marinas have a similar deal for their clients. Not exactly sure how that works.
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