What Is Going On At Anchor Pointe Marina, Toledo?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by MonacoMike, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    "Free Deed to my Boat Dock at Anchor Pointe Marina"

    Says the ad on FB:

    FREE


    1 Boat Slip at Anchor Pointe Marina, 10955 Corduroy Curtice, OH 43412 Drive up dock with power and water - will fit up to a 31' long boat x 11' wide (E-33) boat slip ***** FREE - YOU MUST PAY THE ASSESSMENT OF YEAR 2019 = $800. ***** Assessment is $800 for the entire year which include amenities listed below. *Gated Security at front Entry *On-site Restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Erie *Inground private pool *Wi-Fi *Laundry room *Gas pump station dock *(FREE) outdoor storage for the winter *Discount on indoor heated storage *Marine repair on site *Launch and haul out 6' of water depth during the boating season 21 minutes to Put-N-Bay- Plenty of Fishing calls only [hidden information]l - I do have the deed for the boat slip.


    MM
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Sorry Mike, you snooze, you lose.

    I just called him and agreed to pay the $800. I'm having my Nigerian Prince send him a check for $1,800. He'll cash it and send me back the extra $1,000 and the deed to the slip. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    826
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    Boston Whaler 235 Conquest
    454 Crusaders
    Mercury 225 4-Stroke
    Some/many people have been trying to sell their docks there for years. Nobody wants them or wants to pay for them apparently. I guess one way to try and get rid of it is to give it away. I guess to give it away and count your losses is better than paying for the association fees every year if you're not going to use it anymore.
     
  4. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I have heard rumors that some slip owners in my old marina would “give” their slip away before assessments are announced.

    MM
     
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1

    With high lake levels things are very bad in many marinas.

    MM
     
  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We have owned our boat 4 years and moved marinas 3 times. That's what is great about a boat and renting a slip you can move as your boating changes. Just too many possible negatives owning your slip.
    Last weekend we were checking out other marinas in the area
     
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  7. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    wow! I've been at 3 marinas in 22 years, and most of that time included overlaps. In the past few years I realized that I don't like change...

    I've been considering a move, but most likely a return to a previous marina.
     
  8. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    921
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    MacRay??????I wouldn't blame you.:D.
     
  9. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Maybe! Back to MacRay, the DYC or take her all the way to Lake Michigan for a real change of pace.
     
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  10. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I'm quite the opposite. I've been in the same slip for 12 years. It's a nice marina, they seem to care about their tenants, etc. In fact, one of the marina staff called me today and asked me if I would be willing to meet with the Exec Director next week. He wants to meet with a few boat owners to see what they think of the marina and how things are going.
     
  11. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    455
    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    What a novel idea...talking to your customers to get feedback on customer satisfaction!
     
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  12. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    If I can find this thread again after he and I meet I'll give an update on what was discussed.
     
  13. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Come on over to Grand Haven! I'll find you a slip next to your nearly twin boat...:)
     
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  14. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    826
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    Boston Whaler 235 Conquest
    454 Crusaders
    Mercury 225 4-Stroke
    When is the last time you were there? We thought about getting a membership and slip there. Took the tour. What a dump! YMMV

    I've been at the same marina for 6 years, was at one for a couple of weeks before that. I've been on a waiting list for another marina for 5 years... finally got the call on Monday that I'm in!
     
  15. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    We were members from '98 to '04. We return regularly to visit friends etc. I haven't seen it this year in the high water. I'm sure the fixed docks, especially the older ones are a challenge.

    It has "character" for sure, but it's an awesome place! What stood out as dumpy to you? The outdoor pool is huge and well maintained. The bar at the pool is new within the last few years. The hot tub is available 24 hours. The indoor pool is a like stepping back in time, but it's such a cool and rare luxury. The men's locker room, is well, lol, full of character. The ballroom, particularly the large one is amazing IMO. You'd be amazed at how many members join the club just for the opportunity to host a wedding there. There are tennis courts on-site and a really nice beach just around the corner. The water in the river is clean and clear. There's a fleet of Flying Scots available to members and their kids. When I was there I could keep the dinghy in the water all season and the bottom would still be clean in October.

    15 years ago, the island and the city were both negatives. The club operated a shuttle from the club to the mainland to spare members from chaos on the island. Once at the club, members had little reason to leave. Now that the island is a Metropark, Uber & Lyft have replaced the shuttle. There's no need to avoid the island and many, many things to enjoy in the city.

    We left because of a toxic and bizarre culture. Silly dress codes, pompous and snobby "elders" and "officers" created a hostile and unwelcome atmosphere as they filled the bar the cigarette smoke and thought of new rules to annoy members before retreating to their 58 Hatterases which never, ever left their docks.

    They're all dead now. :D

    Now the membership is younger, friendlier, more energetic and more fun. It's a great place to be.

    Where did you choose instead?
     
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  16. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    276
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    I have thought about DYC, but I am not sure if I am ready to get back into all the things Club Memberships have. I enjoyed my time in the club we were in while it existed, but I was the Commodore when it was dis-banned and that put a bit of a bad taste in my mouth, as you can never make everyone happy or they flat out forget what was agreed to.
     
  17. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I'm sure! Yacht clubs can be great, but they can also easily become HOA's with boats - with all the drama and fights over power that accompany them.
     

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