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I debated whether to write and publish this post. It may interest some of you and others it may elicit a “meh”.
We had been contemplating becoming members of the Madeline Island Yacht Club (MIYC) since we had purchased the Egress back in late 2014.
There were many pros and we couldn’t think of one con when contemplating the decision to become members.
- Saves money
- Limited amount of memberships given.
- Guaranteed slip
- Can put slip into rental poll when not using it.
- Equity in the Club
We had been paying by the week when renting a slip for three weeks every summer. For our size boat it was darn near the price that a member pays for an annual slip fee. In addition, we payed separately for launch, haul out, and a monthly fee for storage. Normally other than a storage fee for members, the launch and haul out are included in the annual slip fee. Additionally, the price for shop work was about 30% higher for non-members. Becoming members would save us money, and more importantly guarantee us a slip. But most importantly for us, it would solidify our ties to the Madeline Island boating community, and make us feel like part of the family.
We are indeed Anchoring our roots to the rock.