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#10876088 - 05/27/15 03:29 PM Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine"
cobryan Offline
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Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 58
I used this ramp last Thursday and it was $10. I just called them to see if it was still open. It is open and now they are charging $20 to use it. That is ridiculous just because you have the only ramp on the lake doesn't mean you have to screw people. Needless to say I wont be fishing grapevine until another ramp is accessible.

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#10876105 - 05/27/15 03:33 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 11122
Loc: Bedford, TX
They need to charge more since there isn't any parking really for trailers and maybe the high fee will discourage others like yourself from using the ramp so it's available for their members? I'm sure they don't want 150 boats a day launching there even though they can make a lot of money.
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#10876230 - 05/27/15 04:06 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
SLABXPRESS Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1913
Loc: Teague/Lewisville, Texas
In times of "disaster" that can be consider price gouging, and therefore illegal. Might check attorney general's website.
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#10876456 - 05/27/15 05:27 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
AggieKenny Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 1681
Loc: Roanoke,TEXAS
I agree with Stucky. Three marinas members using one ramp will probably get busy. I don't think a boat ramp would fall under "price gouging". There is no emergency to get on the lake. Unless you are out of fish.

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#10876492 - 05/27/15 05:43 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
Esnow74 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 244
Loc: North Texas
Price gouging? Maybe but they will claim simple economics of supply and demand, kind of like "summer gas".

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#10876754 - 05/27/15 07:27 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 559
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Silverlake Marina is run by apparent [censored]. <---censored, but it ends with ...holes. I know this from experience.

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#10876795 - 05/27/15 07:42 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
RiverBanks Offline
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Registered: 04/14/15
Posts: 38

$20 dollar launch fees are not that high when you consider everything else you spend to fish.

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#10877322 - 05/27/15 10:16 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
Terek Offline
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Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 170
I did not know that they are allow to do this around the Park. Didn't they post $10.00 gate fee at the entrance? unless that sign is under the water so they can jack up whatever they want to?

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#10877620 - 05/28/15 07:16 AM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
cobryan Offline
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Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 58
Thanks for your words there Stucky, but I wont pay $20 to go fish for a couple hours after work. I am assuming that you are a member of silver lake and want it to yourself, so have fun with that.

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#10879550 - 05/28/15 08:52 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
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Loc: Bedford, TX
Nope, not a member of Silverlake but I have been in the past. Just saying that although the price is stupid high, there is a reason it is that high and it's not to price gouge. They can't handle everyone in the area to launch there consistently.
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#10879648 - 05/28/15 09:31 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: cobryan]
Chiprat Offline
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Registered: 04/28/15
Posts: 246
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Last Friday while going over the Grap Dam, We saw a Huge Tree, floating, just out in Mid lake, looked like a Jon Boat till we got closer. The Dam is filled with Large trees/logs. If you go out go SLOW. $20 bucks to get on the water is not extreme, with what is going on, and Yes they prob did that to keep it low traffic. Heck Jerry Jones changes $8.00 per Beer at a Cowboy Game... now that is Stupid High.. lol

if weather holds out this weekend, I just may pay the $20, for a 4 hour Fish trip..

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#10879857 - 05/28/15 11:07 PM Re: Silver Lake Marina "Lake Grapevine" [Re: Chiprat]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 11122
Loc: Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: Chiprat
Last Friday while going over the Grap Dam, We saw a Huge Tree, floating, just out in Mid lake, looked like a Jon Boat till we got closer. The Dam is filled with Large trees/logs. If you go out go SLOW. $20 bucks to get on the water is not extreme, with what is going on, and Yes they prob did that to keep it low traffic. Heck Jerry Jones changes $8.00 per Beer at a Cowboy Game... now that is Stupid High.. lol

if weather holds out this weekend, I just may pay the $20, for a 4 hour Fish trip..


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