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Old 05-25-2021, 03:41 PM   #1
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$24 pump out? What?

Navionics says St Michael's marina in Maryland (Chesapeake bay) charges $24 for a pump out. Got to be a typo. We're from Florida. Seems the further you get from the ocean the more pump outs cost.
Whats the most you've ever paid for a pump out? Filling your boat with diesel doesn't count
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:16 PM   #2
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$43 in San Francisco, that’s a mobile service.
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Old 05-25-2021, 05:19 PM   #3
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$20 set fee. 5 gallon tank. More expensive than some of the cheap wine I used to drink. $4/ gallon.
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St. Michael's being more remote on the Eastern shore is probably on well and septic, so maybe a deterrent to get you to pump out where there is city water and sewer. There's a lot of environmental considerations when on the Chesapeake bay.
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Old 05-25-2021, 05:59 PM   #5
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St. Michael's being more remote on the Eastern shore is probably on well and septic, so maybe a deterrent to get you to pump out where there is city water and sewer. There's a lot of environmental considerations when on the Chesapeake bay.
Yeah, that sounds like a “ We’ll do it if you really want us to, but we’re not thrilled about it” price.
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:04 PM   #6
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$20 set fee. 5 gallon tank. More expensive than some of the cheap wine I used to drink. $4/ gallon.
So it’s a pass-through fee?
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:10 PM   #7
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$15 here at the gas dock but $20 if they come to your slip.
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:21 PM   #8
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Not really, it's a "cost more to process and higher environmental impact fee". The Western shore will most likely be cheaper.....but hey $10 less/more. Not even worth worrying about in overall operations cost if passing through. In Baltimore our pump out is free, but everything else is more expensive!
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:54 PM   #9
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They have a short fuel dock with limited room and they frequently place tour boats which run out of Annapolis at one end of the pier so pumping you out means they can't be selling someone else fuel. The charge for highly for water as well. They really want to focus on fuel sales. The marine museum has dockage for members, it is worthwhile to buy a membership even for a single visit.

I have visited the fuel dock in a sailboat needing water and and pump out as well as a trawler with a transient reservation, the way I was treated was worlds apart. I believe I am a pretty savvy customer and understand their perspective and am willing to pay for the services I need but was put off by the mentality, I realize that my bill for a pump out and water is low but I am certain the margins on selling water and dealing with waste is far higher than diesel. The woman just rubbed me the wrong way, interesting she was super nice when I was paying for a slip. Just two different experiences.
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They have a short fuel dock with limited room and they frequently place tour boats which run out of Annapolis at one end of the pier so pumping you out means they can't be selling someone else fuel. The charge for highly for water as well. They really want to focus on fuel sales. The marine museum has dockage for members, it is worthwhile to buy a membership even for a single visit.

I have visited the fuel dock in a sailboat needing water and and pump out as well as a trawler with a transient reservation, the way I was treated was worlds apart. I believe I am a pretty savvy customer and understand their perspective and am willing to pay for the services I need but was put off by the mentality, I realize that my bill for a pump out and water is low but I am certain the margins on selling water and dealing with waste is far higher than diesel. The woman just rubbed me the wrong way, interesting she was super nice when I was paying for a slip. Just two different experiences.
Edit, in her defense, I believe they have people regularly tie up the fuel dock for hours when they belly up to the bar after docking for fuel. The business is making plenty off of selling drinks but she is stuck with the logistical challenge.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:04 PM   #11
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So far it has been free. I heard one place wants $10, I like the free place.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:18 PM   #12
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Here, if you are a renter, $20 a visit.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:22 PM   #13
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$10 at the fuel dock at my marina. Pretty much everywhere else I've ever been has been cheaper or free.
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$43 in San Francisco, that’s a mobile service.
Wow. You could poop in the street for free. Sad.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:46 PM   #15
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Scratching my head... Didn't the State of MD. or the Dept. of Natural Resources have a program to increase the number of pump out stations on the Bay ? They contributed money to build them but they also capped the fee charged.
FWIW in Solomons, MD. $ 5 Calvert marina, free at Spring Cove and there is a public pump out that's free.
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Wow. You could poop in the street for free. Sad.

This explains the sad state of San Fransisco and the poop in the streets.
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Wow, $43 is crazy! Makes me glad we have two holding tanks. One is 204 gallons, the other is about 215 gallons. So if a boat has two tanks, do you get charged TWO fees?
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This marina maintains a pumpout log to discourage cheating.
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Mr. s. 400+ gallons for holding tank capacity? Impressive!


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Mr. s. 400+ gallons for holding tank capacity? Impressive!




Hey doesn’t Circumnavigator have 1700 gallons capacity? I wonder if he pays the standard flat fee?
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