Number Crunchin’

Interesting exercise, my spreadsheet of increases.
Boats are charged by length here, width is incidental (at the moment).
Narrowboat residents face increases from £92 per metre to £114 per metre.
Widebeam residents face increases of £62 per metre.
Percentage wise that is Narrowboats 38% to over 53%, and Widebeams a little over 23%.
Know what the final insult is to boat residents?
The annual increase for mooring fees is to be 2% (yes, just two per cent).

No-one we have spoken to would be against a levy for being a resident, a one-off reasonable fixed payment per year to live aboard our homes.
Meeting between the Manager and Marina Owner today, well that’s what we were told.
It would appear others were told something else, and one person was even asked to ‘pop into the office for a chat’ this morning by the Manager, who wasn’t there.

This photoprompt from Sue Vincent last August sums up a lot of feeling here:



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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2 Responses to Number Crunchin’

  1. The Hook says:

    What haunting prose and accompanying pic.
    Well done again.

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