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Marinas I Would Rather Avoid

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Created by Bundeenabuoy 26 days ago, 24 Apr 2019
Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
24 Apr 2019 6:23AM
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This topic may encourage some marinas to improve

brett221
QLD, 127 posts
24 Apr 2019 9:43AM
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Bundaberg and Rosslyn Bay are two where the lack of and poor customer service are only outweighed by their cost in my experiences.

stupid
QLD, 166 posts
24 Apr 2019 6:07PM
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Rosslyn bay wanted a kidney for a day last time I went past!

MorningBird
NSW, 2125 posts
24 Apr 2019 6:19PM
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Dalbora Nelsons Bay. Bloody expensive and not appealing.

Jode5
QLD, 713 posts
24 Apr 2019 6:41PM
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brett221 said..
Bundaberg and Rosslyn Bay are two where the lack of and poor customer service are only outweighed by their cost in my experiences.


That is a surprise as I have had very good service from both Rosslyn Bay and Bundaberg (Burnett Heads) . Rosslyn Bay even have a free courtesy car and Bundaberg was one of the cheapest up the coast. I believe Bundaberg has been taken over since we were there 18 months ago so maybe the service has dropped off.

Wander66
QLD, 211 posts
24 Apr 2019 7:53PM
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Let's rephrase the title. Marinas? I would rather avoid!
The only good thing about a marina is not having to have an anchor watch, being able to step off the boat onto dry land and a good shower. Otherwise they are like living in a tenement block, the lights are always on, it's noisy and there are signs everywhere telling you what to do.

captainyanti
NSW, 44 posts
24 Apr 2019 7:58PM
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I find both bunderberg port and Roslyn bay marinas are good with clean amenities and happy and help full staff

Jethrow
NSW, 744 posts
24 Apr 2019 8:23PM
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MorningBird said..
Dalbora Nelsons Bay. Bloody expensive and not appealing.


Great showers though!

nswsailor
NSW, 1224 posts
24 Apr 2019 10:24PM
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Coffs Harbour.

Poorest maintain marina on the east coast. I only use it if I'm caught by the weather.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
25 Apr 2019 8:54AM
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MorningBird said..
Dalbora Nelsons Bay. Bloody expensive and not appealing.


Hi Morningbird
You would never know looking at their website.
That why peoples comments are so valuable.

kimtrang
55 posts
25 Apr 2019 7:23AM
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Soldiers Point Marina at Port Stephens. Looks like a really well organised marina, but super expensive. I was quoted $700 a month for a mooring. That's insane.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
25 Apr 2019 9:49AM
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kimtrang said..
Soldiers Point Marina at Port Stephens. Looks like a really well organised marina, but super expensive. I was quoted $700 a month for a mooring. That's insane.


What sort of boat do you have and what length is it?

Serenite
15 posts
26 Apr 2019 5:42AM
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We found Rosslyn Bay Marina to be very good in July 2017 when we brought Serenite to Sydney from Airlie. Staff were helpful, showers were clean, courtesy car was available. I found Able Point to be good too for the three months the boat was there. Certainly looked after us after cyclone Debbie went through.

EC31
NSW, 395 posts
26 Apr 2019 5:55PM
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nswsailor said..
Coffs Harbour.

Poorest maintain marina on the east coast. I only use it if I'm caught by the weather.


+1. Coffs is easily the worst.
Bundaberg is now up with the best. Rosslyn Bay is good except you run aground in a pen.

kimtrang
55 posts
26 Apr 2019 4:31PM
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Bundeenabuoy said..

kimtrang said..
Soldiers Point Marina at Port Stephens. Looks like a really well organised marina, but super expensive. I was quoted $700 a month for a mooring. That's insane.



What sort of boat do you have and what length is it?


10 metres.

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1995 posts
27 Apr 2019 9:03AM
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brett221 said..
Bundaberg and Rosslyn Bay are two where the lack of and poor customer service are only outweighed by their cost in my experiences.


Agreed. That place is the pits. I anchored outside then came in for fuel. You mean Burnett heads marina? . I didn't mind it. Guy was really rude. It's also another northerly exposed place up there.

saltiest1
WA, 2033 posts
28 Apr 2019 4:23PM
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Just had my outboard stolen from RMYC Pittwater. Could consider that one but probably not their fault.

Gravy7
NSW, 197 posts
28 Apr 2019 6:33PM
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Bummer! If you were on their marina, I would be reporting it to the club and asking if they have any security cameras you can review.

woko
NSW, 429 posts
28 Apr 2019 6:38PM
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Gee salty , you'd expect a prestiges turn out like the RMYC would have a reasonably tight security system ?

saltiest1
WA, 2033 posts
29 Apr 2019 5:10AM
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Was on a mooring for 1 night to attend a dinner nearby. No cameras for Moorings. Someone came onto her and shifted fenders too.

PhoenixStar
QLD, 472 posts
29 Apr 2019 3:54PM
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Hamilton Island is the easy winner. $17 to pick up crew and nearly $100 a day for a 11 m mono. And it is almost impossible to dingy in because of the airport mooring restriction. And if you do dinghy in they charge you for the tie up.

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1995 posts
29 Apr 2019 7:57PM
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Hamilton Island is the easy winner. $17 to pick up crew and nearly $100 a day for a 11 m mono. And it is almost impossible to dingy in because of the airport mooring restriction. And if you do dinghy in they charge you for the tie up.



In mY view people should avoid these places. They can have fun charging no one. I doubt this even happens in Monaco.

woko
NSW, 429 posts
29 Apr 2019 8:52PM
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PhoenixStar said..
Hamilton Island is the easy winner. $17 to pick up crew and nearly $100 a day for a 11 m mono. And it is almost impossible to dingy in because of the airport mooring restriction. And if you do dinghy in they charge you for the tie up.


Charging to tie up a dingy is pretty tight !

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1995 posts
29 Apr 2019 8:56PM
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Rosallyn bay charge 20ph for the rusty pilon tie up near fish markets. Joke.

cazou34
NSW, 129 posts
6 May 2019 2:54PM
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Talking about bad experiences with Marina, is it normal to be charged an extra day if you leave after the " check out hour 10am" ? It is the first time I use a Marina and it just happened ... I am quite pissed off

nswsailor
NSW, 1224 posts
6 May 2019 5:05PM
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cazou34 said..
Talking about bad experiences with Marina, is it normal to be charged an extra day if you leave after the " check out hour 10am" ? It is the first time I use a Marina and it just happened ... I am quite pissed off


Airlee Beach? I had to stay there once and they did start to hassle me about 15 minutes before their cut off time.

Jode5
QLD, 713 posts
6 May 2019 6:05PM
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nswsailor said..

cazou34 said..
Talking about bad experiences with Marina, is it normal to be charged an extra day if you leave after the " check out hour 10am" ? It is the first time I use a Marina and it just happened ... I am quite pissed off



Airlee Beach? I had to stay there once and they did start to hassle me about 15 minutes before their cut off time.


Marinas are like motels especially in peak times in The Whitsundays. You can usually ask for a late check out and they will give it to you if they have not got a boat due in to that birth, but you need to ask prior to check out time and not just stay as this is what pisses them off. A lot of people including myself want to come in as early as possible so we can do our shopping and have any repairs done eg. I usually book my motor in for a service. At the cost of marinas you don't want to stay any more nights than need be. The last thing you need is to be sitting outside the marina waiting for some inconsiderate person over staying their time in your birth.

cazou34
NSW, 129 posts
6 May 2019 9:43PM
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Jode5 said..

nswsailor said..


cazou34 said..
Talking about bad experiences with Marina, is it normal to be charged an extra day if you leave after the " check out hour 10am" ? It is the first time I use a Marina and it just happened ... I am quite pissed off




Airlee Beach? I had to stay there once and they did start to hassle me about 15 minutes before their cut off time.



Marinas are like motels especially in peak times in The Whitsundays. You can usually ask for a late check out and they will give it to you if they have not got a boat due in to that birth, but you need to ask prior to check out time and not just stay as this is what pisses them off. A lot of people including myself want to come in as early as possible so we can do our shopping and have any repairs done eg. I usually book my motor in for a service. At the cost of marinas you don't want to stay any more nights than need be. The last thing you need is to be sitting outside the marina waiting for some inconsiderate person over staying their time in your birth.


There was probably a dozain free berths. Anyway I know that now



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