A BOAT DILEMA
Boats can be a problem. What's that old axiom? 'A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into?' I don't think I have that exactly right, but the fact remains that you buy a boat to put it in the water and go boating.
The problem arises when you are through boating for that particular day, where do you put it? As a Shell Knob real estate agent, one of the first questions I get from clients is "Where is the boat dock?"
Getting a boat on and off a trailer continually can be a real bore (chore?) unless you are a pro, competing in a tournament and just won $10,000 or more for all those lunker bass you caught.
Here on Table Rock Lake, boatdocks are highly desired by residents, but not every homeowner gets to have one. Table Rock is a Corps of Engineers lake and thereby rules for docks are set by the Corps. Trying to prevent overbuilding of docks, and the problems that creates, docks have been limited to specified areas.
There aren't many private 2 stall docks left on the lake, and the ones there are, bring a high price. Recently that has been anywhere from $50,000 to $75,000. Community docks are now the norm, with boat slips in them running between $10,000 to $20,000, depending upon length and if they have a boatlift installed in them.
There are a few Trams around the lake, but the Corps has been stricter about governing the installation of them in recent times. A tram allows the resident to lower their boat from their property, on rails into the water.
Normally mechanized with a motor doing the lowering, they can be cost effective with little maintenance and no dues, etc.to pay, as community dock associations must. Initial investment runs about the same as for a boat slip, $10,000.
What was that saying about boats and money?
What has your boating or dock experience been ?
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