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GWYNEDD MARINE FAQ

fish  Fishy •   The best two days of your life is the day you buy a boat and the day you sell it.

anchor  Fact •  The best two days of your life come every weekend when you take your boat out solo or with family and friends!

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fish  Fishy • Boat insurance is too expensive.

anchor  Fact • Boat Insurance isn’t too expensive.  Boat insurance costs vary by boat length and type, cost of the boat and level of coverage. Consult your insurance agent for quotes or compare rates online. Boat insurance costs vary by boat length and type, cost of the boat and level of coverage. Some smaller boats can be insured for a nominal sum as a rider on a homeowner’s policy. You can reduce the cost of marine insurance premiums by taking a boater’s education course. You can afford to store your boat.  Storage options vary depending on the size of your boat

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fish  Fishy •  Maintenance and upkeep is expensive.

anchor  Fact • Boat, trailer, and motor maintenance can be as simple as a freshwater wash down after each use. Keeping everything covered between adventures will also help keep maintenance costs at bay. Costs for routine maintenance vary by region, but for more involved services, such as oil changes and winterizing, expect to pay what you would for your car on an hourly basis

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fish  Fishy •  Boating is hard to learn.

anchor  Fact • Boating is not difficult, but driving a boat, like anything else, is a skill. You can learn the “rules of the road” by taking a boater’s education course. Some dealers offer on-the-water training to help your learn how to use your boat. Most marinas and dealerships have a network of captains or experienced boaters you can hire to show you the ropes on your own boat. The skills you’ll most likely need to practice will be docking, launching and retrieving your boat

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fish  Fishy •  Boats use too much fuel.

anchor  Fact • Nearly 95% of boats on the water today are less than 26in length. These crafts do not use exorbitant amounts of gas. 64% of boaters say they purchase less than fifty gallons of gas per season—roughly two trips to the gas station to fill up your SUV or Minivan. (NMMA/RMRC, July 2005). You’re not likely to use gas the entire time you’re out on the water—Boating activities such as fishing or swimming do not use the motor at all. If you own a sailboat the motor is used even less. Higher fuel prices present a marginal increase in the operating cost of your boat. For owners of £500,000 boats that use 100 gallons in a weekend, a 50% increase in petrol means that a weekend of fun on the water will cost £50 more, while owners of smaller boats that use 20 gallons of gas will spend £10 more on gas

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