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THE COST OF INSTALLING A LEGAL MOORING
numbers are for clients on Camano Island. They will be
higher the further we have to travel to your site. The STEPS refer to the steps shown on this page.
STEP ONE. Preliminary consultation to gather information
from client on their planned uses of the
STEP TWO. Determine
your ownership or permissive use rights of the land adjoining the
waterfront, tidelands and
seabed that you propose to use for a
mooring. This is can be as simple as asking you and
examining your homeowners
documents. We often followup by examining the
and state documents.
STEP THREE Preliminary surface assessment)
STEP FOUR Discussion of the preliminary assessment with you.
STEP FIVE We propose moving
ahead, or not.
STEP SIX Preliminary
scuba evaluation of seabed habitat and conditions that will impact a mooring installation
(performed by our subcontractor, Island Botanical Services
STEP SEVEN Discussion with you of the results
of STEP SIX with our recommendation to proceed or
STEP EIGHT Complete scuba
and/or camera survey of the seabed habitat by Island Botanical Services
+ $200 for
mooring nearby on
the same lot.
followed by a consultation with you and decision by you whether to proceed or stop
all work (STEP 9).
It is at the
end of STEP 8, after all the survey results are in, that we can advise
you as to the feasibility of a temporary
anchorage. If there
is space between any existing eelgrass or kelp beds, we can make a
temporary mooring anchor available to
the boating season, until
we receive all of the permits for your permanent mooring.
would install the temporary anchor and mooring ball for you,
and remove it within the window allowed by Fish and Wildlife,
15 until Nov 16. The temporary anchorage is a $150 per put
in/take out charge plus $50/mo anchor lease. The temporary
anchor must come out prior to Nov 16 of each year, and, if necessary, go back in after the following July 15.
STEP NINE Final consultation
with you to decide whether or not to proceed further.
no further charges if no-go; 50% of remaining
balance of the total cost* if
the process is a "go"
STEP TEN We complete the
paperwork and applications and submit to the agencies involved
no additional charges
STEP ELEVEN You
receive a lease from Washington State Department of Natural
no charge by us; possible lease
fee due to the DNR**
STEP TWELVE design, manufacture
and installation of the mooring
The balance of
the installation* is due less
STEP THIRTEEN Complimentary complete
examination of the mooring after a year of service, replacement of worn
parts no charge
STEP FOURTEEN Discussion with you about
a continuing mooring examination program.
*Total cost. The
very simplest installation, where the client is on Camano Island,
unusual situations are encountered like unexpected deep water, a very
bad lee shore requiring an extra stout mooring, or difficult,
time-consuming or potentially dangerous working conditions perhaps
requiring the services of a third person for safety, etc., could be as
low as $3000 for all permits and a complete installation of a single mooring. An
especially difficult project or one away from Camano will be more
We strive to keep the client informed as we go along as to how their
particular installation is shaping up. Additional moorings
done under the same permits on the same lot are $1000 each.
lease fees. The first mooring on an occupied and improved
waterfront lot is generally a no-fee lease. More than one mooring
on the same
lot or a mooring on an unoccupied, unimproved waterfront lot may
incur an annual DNR lease payment. In our experience thus far
(through 2011), these leases are less than $200 annually but with the
current budget woes in Olympia, that could be subject to change.
VERY IMPORTANT CAVEAT: If,
after all of our best efforts the mooring application is rejected by
any of the involved agencies, all of the monies received through STEP NINE will be retained by
Camano Sail and Power and Island Botanical Service to cover our and our sub-contractor's costs of
the survey(s) and application procedures.