Free Boat Ramps

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Free Boat Ramps

Post by Mattblack » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:09 am

Just looked at the Bass Coast Shire website and noticed the ramps are all free as of July 1st 2019
( https://www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/explor ... boat-ramps )
Does anyone know if any other of the councils have done the same thing?
*Edit...just contacted Mornington Shire Council, all they have done is made the annual pass obsolete (ie, you can now only buy a day pass)
*Edit....Hobsons Bay Council said they will be announcing something regarding this in about 2 weeks
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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by purple5ive » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:23 am

Be interesting to see how this progresses as the councils give up their revenue raising.
i must have got one of the last few annual passe at mornington by the looks of it..
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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by bowl » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:50 am

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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by fishnut » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:16 pm

bowl wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:50 am
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Thx for that bowl,getting a bit exited about snapper season now cant wait for sleep depravation lol

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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by Mattblack » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:25 pm

Thx for that bowl,getting a bit exited about snapper season now cant wait for sleep depravation lol
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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by smile0784 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:06 pm

You have to use the app at mornington they were removing the ticket machines at one point



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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by Yota » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Great news all round.
I guess this means busier boat ramps too ?
Remember that horrid image of boats on trailers backed up in the early hours on Station Street Altona a few years back.
That’s crazy.
Anyway for me no fees means a fair bit.
Generally the ramp fee cost is only $15-20 but I don’t live anywhere near a ramp so I go all over the place - like the wind ha ha. Literally.
Queenscliff or Sorrento is almost a 2 hour drive for me so that little saving means more bait, petrol or ice money.
Or a visit to the colonel on my way home ha ha.

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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by SteveoTheTiger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:23 pm

Great news. I have been waiting for this (as we all have).

I dont really see how the ramps will be any busier.. its not like people were using some secret free ramp and will now come to the regular ramps instead.
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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by purple5ive » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:39 pm

SteveoTheTiger wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Great news. I have been waiting for this (as we all have).

I dont really see how the ramps will be any busier.. its not like people were using some secret free ramp and will now come to the regular ramps instead.
It will get busier because now people with no trailers will also start parking in the trailer park areas. Which also means you cannot launch as there's no place to.park your trailer.
It already happens at a lot ramps and it will only get worse..
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Re: Free Boat Ramps

Post by smile0784 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:40 pm

fishnut wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:16 pm
bowl wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:50 am
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Thx for that bowl,getting a bit exited about snapper season now cant wait for sleep depravation lol
Sleep deprived now lol

Be a zombie then lol



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