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Old 02-01-2012, 03:07 PM
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Well, the State did it. They are changing marina operators at Jordan Lake effective May 15th.

This could be interesting, and not in a good way. The new operator has pledged to give a lot more of the revenue to the state, meaning fees will go up. From what I can tell, the figures they have bid are simply not realistic.

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Old 02-01-2012, 03:15 PM
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OK, lease, not least. Sorry for spelling.
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Rumor has it someone with no marina experience - but someone who lives in Chapel Hill and has serious political connections and is trying to buy a job for their son. Other rumors are they are being used by the tree huggers in the state government to slowly run the power boats off the lake. All is hearsay.

I do not know their names. I noticed this was your initial post. Is it you?
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:11 PM
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Where do you keep your cruiser? We have a Mastercraft Ski boat on the pontoon row closest to the bank. And what is RNYC?
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I was at the marina on Saturday and they had not heard yet. Did this news come this week?
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Being FROM NC I am going to guess that RNYC is Red Neck Yacht Club.....I'm just sayin'
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The state has been trying to run boats off for years. At least boats with hunters. The park service there is as bad as at the banks.
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[QUOTE=C. Edmund;4330306]... Other rumors are they are being used by the tree huggers in the state government to slowly run the power boats off the lake. All is hearsay.....[/QUOTE

Not much sense in removing power boats from the lake and trying to turn it into a sailing marina. Seems to me that sailboats of a non trailer size aren't going under the bridge on Hwy 64. That leaves them no place to sail.
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I don’t boat on that lake and I am not politically connected but I have heard that some people (tree huggers) who use that lake think its “become overrun with fast power boats” and “we don’t want another lake Norman in our back yard”….hope you guys down there get in the fight to keep the lake open for power boating…Rob
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Originally Posted by NCMac View Post
I was at the marina on Saturday and they had not heard yet. Did this news come this week?
The news came today.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:19 AM
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There were only two bidders, the current leasee and one other. My "info" on the "other" bidder is just hearsay, but since the current leasee is not retaining it then it has to be the other guy. I am also in an email chain of Jordan boat owners - but that email chain has not said anything about the new marina leasee.
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Sorry to hear it for the guys there, they have always been good to me.
Be interesting to see how they handle the existing infrastructure. Can't see how they could win anything other than a moral victory by removing it instead of selling it to the new owners, hopefully for a fair price for their own sake, and for the boaters docked there.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
Sorry to hear it for the guys there, they have always been good to me.
Be interesting to see how they handle the existing infrastructure. Can't see how they could win anything other than a moral victory by removing it instead of selling it to the new owners, hopefully for a fair price for their own sake, and for the boaters docked there.
From what I can tell, the State and the other bidder sort of used that unspoken leverage against the current leasee in the bid process. That would be very hard to swallow.
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Subscribed. I lost my offroad places to tree huggers. I rarely boat/fish at Jordan but I will join the fight against tree huggers.
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Story on WRAL tonight on this issue: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10693211/
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Sounds fishy to me. Never kept a boat there, but used the facilities many times and the folks were always nice and courteous.
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Is the bid process just a flat percentage of gross revenue? Does anyone know if the bid particulars are online?
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Is the bid process just a flat percentage of gross revenue? Does anyone know if the bid particulars are online?
As I understand it, the bids are a % of gross revs, yes. Not sure about online.
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http://www.ncspo.org/rflp/RFLP440.pdf

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Wow. That document at least lays to rest the notion that the current dock tenants will be left dock less. Of Course there could definitely be a limbo period when one owners docks are coming out and the other are going in. The current owner is definitely at a disadvantage in the negotiations regarding the infastructure.
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