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Old 06-13-2019, 10:16 PM   #9
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City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
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If you are looking to buy a boat that comes with a slip:

Check with the marina. Most municiple and some private marinas with waiting lists might not let the new owner take over the slip. Find out if they have "Grandfatherd" slips and if they do, ask for the rules.

Des Moines Marina granted all the original tenants a "Grandfather" option in the 70's. It meant they could sell their boat and transfer the slip to the buyer........Once!

Years later when the waiting list for slips got long and Grandfathered slips were becoming scarce, these original tenants were able to sell their boats for way more money than they were worth. Some sold their boats first and bought a POS boat to put in the slip and sold the POS for ridiculous money.
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