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    can some one who has a slip sell there boat and and slip go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM2SNOW View Post
    can some one who has a slip sell there boat and and slip go with it.
    If you are talking about a boat in the public harbor, no. Cliff side marina is private, so you will see package deals.
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    i am talking public harbor

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    They won't let you do that in Kodiak either

    if it's the public/city harbor,...they know that would turn into craziness
    some guy would offer 20,000 for one,...once,...

    The Harbor folks here are ALL Over that for some reason
    I sold a boat once and figured the new buyer could stay in my slip
    for free, just to wait for weather before crossing the Gulf of Alaska,...!!
    to bring it home to Ketchikan,....
    sounds reasonable, right

    NO, they were Not Happy about that at all

    wanted to get those transient fees going, the minute it was not my vessel
    so tho I still paid for that slip
    they wanted the new owners money right away

    its a weird business
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    I know for a fact that you can buy a boat in Whittier and keep the slip. Not saying it's right, just saying it happins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    They won't let you do that in Kodiak either

    if it's the public/city harbor,...they know that would turn into craziness
    some guy would offer 20,000 for one,...once,...

    The Harbor folks here are ALL Over that for some reason
    I sold a boat once and figured the new buyer could stay in my slip
    for free, just to wait for weather before crossing the Gulf of Alaska,...!!
    to bring it home to Ketchikan,....
    sounds reasonable, right

    NO, they were Not Happy about that at all

    wanted to get those transient fees going, the minute it was not my vessel
    so tho I still paid for that slip
    they wanted the new owners money right away

    its a weird business
    My dads neighbor had a slip in Homer for his 54' seine boat. When he retired he sold the big boat and bought a 33' Aluminum pleasure boat. They said he could not keep his new boat in his old slip even though it was paid up because his new boat was too small for his old slip.
    He had to be in transient until they got him a new slip sized for his new boat. They did move him to the front of the line for a slip and he got one fairly quickly though.
    He was telling us he had a friend with the same problem who secured a piece of 2" PVC to his boat fore and aft to make it long enough to fit in his old slip. Not sure they let that one go though.
    It is a weird business for sure.
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    Here is what the Rules state:

    I.) Sale of a vessel constitutes termination of a Moorage Agreement; unless the owner/operator replaces the vessel with an appropriate vessel or demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Harbormaster that he or she intends to replace the sold vessel within one year from the date of vessel sale. A slip so vacated is assigned to the first person from the appropriate size Wait List.

    Within the rules it states there is no subleasing too.


    The Whittier harbor rules are listed here:

    http://whittieralaska.gov/docs/WBH-P...1-w-append.pdf

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    AKBassking is spot-on with the rules, straight from the Harbor's mouth, so to speak.

    In Seward, when someone sells their boat the new boat-owner gets to keep and use the old slip, but only up to the next renewal date for the slip at which time they have to move. This is assuming there is still a waiting list for that size slip.

    For a person with a non-trailerable boat berthed in a public harbor at one of the "Big Three" boating communitieis within driving distance to Anchorage, the inability to transfer moorage and the lack of private marinas makes it a real challenge. Why would someone buy a boat that they have no place to keep, or that they know will be out of a home within 12 months? I think a lot of people get on one or more waiting lists for a slip, and wait for their name to come up, before they even start shopping for a boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBassking View Post
    Within the rules it states there is no subleasing too.
    Yeah, unless you're the harbor master's office. It burns me that they sublease our slip when we're out for a few days. Many times we've come back from a five-day trip to find someone in our slip. We've had to park at the loading dock overnight before we could get someone to move the vessel. Meanwhile, the harbor is in essence double-dipping by both taking our money for the slip while also temporarily renting it out to someone else when they can.

    My parents have had their slip since the mid-70s. Selfishly speaking, it's a shame to know that my brother or I can't keep it when my parents pass away.

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    The public harbor is a public resource, and should be shared by the public. If people are handing them down to boat purchasers or relatives, then that is a shame, since there are many that have been waiting many years and paying annual fees to be on the waitlist. If someone had the time, it would be a good project to request all of the registered slip tenants from the harbor masters office with their registration information, and then cross check that with the state records of the boat owners to make sure that the person owning the boat is the same as the person that is registered with the slip. All of this is public information, and it would just take some time to do. The benefit would be to get the wait list moving, and get the slips in the hands of the person that deserves them, not the ones that found a way to 'cut the line' and get them out of order.
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