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Old 01-16-2009, 09:12 AM   #7
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City: Watch Hill RI
Vessel Name: Puffin
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 32/34
Join Date: Jan 2008
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RE: Where is length measured for regulatory purposes?

You might also ask... "Where is length measured for slip and mooring rentals".* Up here in New England where overnight*transient*rates are ridiculous, slips go for $3.50 - $8.50 (Newport) per foot.* Transient moorings used to go for fixed rates of $20 - $30 per night, but recently, many marinas are moving to per foot rates of around*$1 - $1.50 per foot), except for Nantucket, charging $60 - $100 per night + tax, based on length.*

As such, we have to play a little game with the marinas.* With intergrally molded swim platforms, all Nordic Tug model lengths are understated.* With a LOA of 33' 10", not including the one foot anchor roller overhang,*and a LWL of 32' 8", my NT 32 averages 33'.* While most marinas will accept the "Nordic Tug 32" graphics on my hull, some marinas have actually measured the length and charged me for 34 feet.

John Baczek
Puffin, NT32-266
Watch Hill, RI
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