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Old 05-13-2019, 04:18 AM
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I avoided the original tread.....as there was more than enough contributions going on. But I have to say THANK GOD THAT'S OVER!!

Great looking boat, I've never seen that model. Good luck with her, and enjoy the summer. You can look yourself in the mirror and be proud in knowing you took the high road.
Good on you.

All the best

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Old 05-13-2019, 04:47 AM
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Even after all that, there are still those that defend the marina’s behavior.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:56 AM
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I have agreed with the marina up to this point. I agree they should have just loaded the boat on the trailer and been done with it. I say that while we are hearing only one side of this story. In any case, the marina got paid from the original owner and you got your boat.

Good luck with her and safe boating.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by RLC2020 View Post
So, for those of you that were following the thread involving the saga I had with a less than stellar marina and the legality of withholding a boat for someone else's unpaid bills has finally been resolved.
Link to original thread: Marina refusing to release boat to me, is this legal?
Hilariously, as some of you predicted, the marina did indeed try to charge me to put the boat on a truck. After waiting the 2 weeks for the check to clear, they called and told me it was good to go. I informed the marina manager that I would have a truck coming to get it and she said to just have the transporter call her directly to arrange the pickup. Well, my transport guy calls me back later on and informs me that they will not move the boat from where it was blocked in to allow him to pick it up with his hydraulic trailer without charging me for the haul. I called the marina and they told me that they are only legally obligated to launch the boat for me since that is included in winter storage. They are under no obligation to move it from where it is and make it available to the transporter. They would move it only if I paid them to pick the boat up and move it an accessible place. I did not give them the opportunity to tell me what that charge would have been. I told them to just launch the boat and I would move it out on it's own bottom. I got a call 30 min later by the marina manager and she told me it would be launched that day and I would have to move the boat immediately. Well, I was at work and couldn't get down there but they launched it anyway. I came down the next morning and it was floating and tied up in a slip. I quietly left the marina and got to the public ramp that was basically next door. My transporter met me there and picked the boat up from the ramp and brought me back to my end of the state. Boat is now in it's slip for the season and ran great.
Still lots of cosmetics to take care of, but she's out of jail and running well.






https://www.instagram.com/p/BxVvqKxA..._web_copy_link
Looks like it has new bottom paint!

Safe boating......And, buy a towing policy.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mintregila View Post
I have agreed with the marina up to this point. I agree they should have just loaded the boat on the trailer and been done with it. I say that while we are hearing only one side of this story. In any case, the marina got paid from the original owner and you got your boat.

Good luck with her and safe boating.
I have also agreed . That is until the time to move it came . But there is little difference between moving the boat to launching it . Maybe a little time re blocking , but they could have put it on the trailer too . They got paid thanks to the OP pushing the seller . Charging more was a really wrong IMO

OP nice looking boat glad its over with . When I make my go north cruse next year I know one marina off the list Good luck .
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:08 AM
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Riverside Basin Marina in Clinton, CT.
Congrats on finally getting the boat!!!

These assholes need some reviews on google, yelp, facebook, marinas.com, activecaptain, etc.

You got them paid and instead of a thanks, here is your boat, they wanted more $$$

Riverside Basin Marina in Clinton, CT are Assholes
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:16 AM
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I don't know the full story, but I would congratulate you on handling it with class. Fine looking boat and I wish you a great enjoyable season!
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:22 AM
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Glad you got your boat!

We should start a sticky with bone-head marinas.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:27 AM
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OP please post a "beware" thread in North east subforum using their marina name in thread title and link back to both your threads... right now one of the first google results is a thread from 2003 on tht that is currently locked...
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
The marina was actually doing what the CT law entitled it to do - retain possession of the boat until the bill is paid. They were in the right under the CT law and the OP was educated about that.
Maybe, but the asshat move they made is that it appears they made NO EFFORT to collect from the seller on what was due from the person they contracted with, so they could let the boat leave their marina. The buyer had to do all the legwork to get it done. He should be charging them a collections fee!!! (don't those folks normally get 30-50% of the total??)

EDIT: One OTHER asshat move they made was not setting the boat on the trailer. As prowlerfish pointed out, there's no difference in setting it in the water or setting it on a trailer, so they could have EASILY accommodated the buyer without causing more work or expense for themselves.


TO the OP: Glad it finally worked out!! Glad to hear it's running good and there's NOTHING 'not pretty' about that boat!! ENJOY IT!

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Old 05-13-2019, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
OP please post a "beware" thread in North east subforum using their marina name in thread title and link back to both your threads... right now one of the first google results is a thread from 2003 on tht that is currently locked...
Great Suggestion.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:52 AM
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I worked for Riverside Basin for about 5 years and had my boat there for 15 years. I agree, they should have loaded it onto the hydraulic trailer for you. We did it all the time when the boat was getting moved over land by a hauler
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:59 AM
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I worked for Riverside Basin for about 5 years and had my boat there for 15 years. I agree, they should have loaded it onto the hydraulic trailer for you. We did it all the time when the boat was getting moved over land by a hauler
You know, It's really sad that it had to come to this. The woman in the office (I don't want to name her here, but you know who I'm talking about) could have avoided all of this with just a simple conversation and perhaps some empathy for my situation. I was more than willing to work with her to get this figured out and she choose the "I don't give a damn" path instead. Even right at the end when I was getting ready to leave with the boat she was there watching me, no words, not a thank you, no "sorry things went the way they did", nothing. Not the way to run a business and they will suffer in the ratings for it.

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Old 05-13-2019, 08:05 AM
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That is unusual if it was Patty. Should have been handled better I agree. The owner, Rick who is dead now was like a brother to me, and I can guarantee he would not be happy with the way that this went. They should have picked it with the travel lift and loaded it right onto the trailer. Less work, they don't have to tow it to the slip and liability. I never saw a boat sink on a trailer
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
Glad you got your boat!

We should start a sticky with bone-head marinas.
Glad also for you to finally get out of jail.
It has been years ago so I will not mention the marina. I broke down in the Chesapeake and a good samaritan towed me to a marina on Kent Island. I hitche a ride back to Annapolis and got my trailer to retrieve the boat. I had left it beached as it was a 16' Whaler and tied the bow line off.

Walk in the office to pay the $5 ramp use fee and was told "insurance regulations" will not allow me to use the ramp. Charged me $50 to pick up a 16' Whaler with the travel lift.
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Originally Posted by muskrattown View Post
Glad also for you to finally get out of jail.
It has been years ago so I will not mention the marina. I broke down in the Chesapeake and a good samaritan towed me to a marina on Kent Island. I hitche a ride back to Annapolis and got my trailer to retrieve the boat. I had left it beached as it was a 16' Whaler and tied the bow line off.

Walk in the office to pay the $5 ramp use fee and was told "insurance regulations" will not allow me to use the ramp. Charged me $50 to pick up a 16' Whaler with the travel lift.
You are lucky $50

Some place would charge you $20 per foot
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Maybe, but the asshat move they made is that it appears they made NO EFFORT to collect from the seller on what was due from the person they contracted with, so they could let the boat leave their marina. The buyer had to do all the legwork to get it done. He should be charging them a collections fee!!! (don't those folks normally get 30-50% of the total??)

EDIT: One OTHER asshat move they made was not setting the boat on the trailer. As prowlerfish pointed out, there's no difference in setting it in the water or setting it on a trailer, so they could have EASILY accommodated the buyer without causing more work or expense for themselves.


TO the OP: Glad it finally worked out!! Glad to hear it's running good and there's NOTHING 'not pretty' about that boat!! ENJOY IT!
I'm neither advocating for or defending the marina. I will make this one observation however - you and I have absolutely NO idea what effort they made or didn't make. But the CT law (like most other states that have a law like this) doesn't really care because the way it is designed by giving the service provider the right to retain possession of the vessel until the bill is paid will incentivize the person with the ownership and desire to retrieve the boat from the possession of the service provider to undertake the effort to get the bill paid. While it might have taken longer than some folks would like, the law worked EXACTLY as intended.
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Riverside Basin Marina in Clinton, CT.
Put a review on ActiveCaptain so others are aware:
https://activecaptain.garmin.com/en-US/pois/11340
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:24 PM
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I'm happy for you, glad that you are finally rid of the headache that marina caused you...best of luck on getting her restored and I hope she brings you many days/years of enjoyment
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