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Dock Links update

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Dock Links update

Postby Lyndon670 » May 8th, 2018, 5:31 pm

Hi folks,

For all of you on the north side of the border, Dock Links is continually expanding. We are now throughout the Rideau System, The Trent, Georgian Bay and - you are the first to read it here - the North Channel.

Here is a list as of midday today - there are 3 additional deals that have been made but we have yet to add them to our system, so wont mention them until they are live.

Our Member Perks App is now up to 2200 discounts across Canada. We also have a new "member navigation" app that is in development.

If anyone in the group is looking to join, let me know and I will send you a promo code.

CURRENT MARINA LIST AS OF 2:44PM MAY 8/2018

Long Island Marina, Rideau River
Fuel Discount, transient discount, free pumpouts while trainsient

Rideau Ferry Marina, Rideau Ferry
Fuel Discount, Transient Discount

Rideau Breeze Marina, Seeley's Bay
Fuel Discount, Transient Discount, free pumpouts while transient

Pride Marine Kingston
Transient discount

Crates Marine Belleville
Fuel Discount, Transient discount, free pumpouts while transient

Great Outdoors Landing, Bridgenorth, Chemong Lake
Transient Discount, free pumpouts while trainsient

Birchpoint Marina, Bobcaygeon, Sturgeon Lake
Fuel discount, transient discount

Eganridge Resort, Golf Club and Spa, Sturgeon Lake
Transient discount and golf discount

Port Perry Marina, Port Perry, Lake Scugog
Fuel Discount, transient discounts and free pumpouts while transient

Pride of Balsam Lake, Balsam Lake
Fuel discount, transient discount, parts and service discount

Krates Marina, Keswick, Lake Simcoe
Transient discount

Lefroy Harbour Resorts, Lefroy, Lake Simcoe
Transient discount

Marina Del Ray, Ramara, Lake Simcoe
Transient discount

Bridge Port Marina, Orillia, Lake Couchiching
Fuel Discount, transient discount and free pumpouts while trainsient

Port of Orillia, Orillia, Lake Couchiching
Transient discount

McGregor on the Water, Washago, lake Couchiching
Transient discount, free pumpouts while trainsient, parts and accessories discount

Lauderdale Point Marina, Severn Bridge, Sparrow Lake
Fuel Discount, transient discount

Rawley Resort, Port Severn,
Transient discount, spa discount, restaurant discount

Driftwood Cove Marina Resort, Port Severn
Transient discount, restaurant discount

Queens Cove Marina, Victoria Harbour, Southern Georgian Bay
Fuel Discount, trainsient discount, free pumpouts while trainsient

Wye Heritage Marina, Midland, Southern Georgian Bay
Fuel discount, transient discount, free pumpouts while trainsient

Bay Port Yachting Center, Midland, Southern Georgian Bay
Fuel Discount, trainsient discount, free pumpouts while trainsient

Beacon Bay Marina, Penetanguishe, Southern Georgian Bay
Fuel discount, trainsient discount, free pumpouts while trainsient

Picnic Island Resort, Honey Harbour, Georgian Bay
Fuel Discount, restaurant discount

Wrights Marina, Britt, Georgian Bay
Free pumpouts while transient

St. Amant's Waterfront In & Marina, Georgian Bay
Transient discount

Harbourview Marina, Little Current, North Channel, Georgian Bay
Fuel discount, transient discount, service discount

Spanish Municipal Marina, Spanish, North Channel, Georgian Bay
Transient discount

Blind River Marine Park, North Channel, Georgian Bay
Transient discount

Acali Place Marina, Lassalle, Detroit River
Transient discount
Lyndon,
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Re: Dock Links update

Postby RGrew176 » May 8th, 2018, 10:43 pm

This is a great thing that you are doing. Thanks for all you do for your fellow boaters.
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Re: Dock Links update

Postby mjk1040 » May 9th, 2018, 6:18 am

Gr8 Work!
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Re: Dock Links update

Postby daveS » May 27th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Ill be maxinizing my docklink membership this spring...while traveling the ottawa and trent severn rivers. :captain: :captain: :captain: :captain: :captain: :captain:
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Re: Dock Links update

Postby bud37 » May 27th, 2018, 9:22 pm

Thats an awful lot of Caps on board... :-D ..good luck with the trip, will be looking for the new arrival.. :beergood:
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Re: Dock Links update

Postby daveS » June 15th, 2018, 11:29 pm

Well as my last post, I was hoping to entertain my Docklinks pass for fuel saving as I traveled from Rideau Ferry marine to Georgian Bay. Very upset that there was no savings on fuel, on pump-outs...no savings on anything.
I still remain supportive of Docklinks but my wallet is telling my other.
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Re: Dock Links update

Postby Lyndon670 » June 20th, 2018, 10:35 pm

To follow up Daves post from above regarding Dock Links.

Dave left Rideau Ferry marina which had just (previous week before Dave departed) signed a fuel discount contract. The owner had yet to install his Dock Links fuel discount sign due to the late start to the season in the Rideau Canal. As such he had not informed his staff about the fuel discount as he was not prepared to honour it until his sign was posted. Rideau Ferry does not offer a free pump out to Dock Links members. I contacted the owner of Rideu Ferry marina immediately upon recieving Dave's email. I spoke with his harbour master and the sign was being put up the afternoon of my phone call and the staff was being instructed on how to administer the discount. A side bar to this location that most people are not aware, after signing the contract with Dock Links for a fuel discount here, the owner had been admitted for a serious health issue and probably won't be back to the marina.

Dave arrived at his next scheduled fuel stop, Birchpoint Marina. As Dock Links is only 1 year old, this is also a brand new fuel stop discount for 2018. Jeff, the owner also had not posted his Dock Links fuel discount sign but had advised his staff regarding how to administer the discount. When Dave did not recieve his fuel discount here and contacted me, I again immediately contacted Jeff who apologized sincerely, explaining that he is training new dock staff (as is life in the marina business at the start of each season) and offered to mail Dave his fuel discount. Birchpoint does not off a free pumpout here either.

I contacted Dave and advised him of both outcomes the same day he contacted me, and instead of covering Daves discount of .03/litre for 500 litres ($15), that I would give him a free years membership ($60) to make up for his troubles. As a business owner, sometimes it is not about the problem but more about how you make it right.

Dock Links has grown from a handful of marinas and 200 odd members at the start of 2017, all believing in a concept to 2300+ members and 40 marinas. There is only 2 of us that manage the boat shows, website, networking with all of the marinas, advertising, etc - and we both have full time jobs.

The Rideau Canal was an expansion that we undertook this spring and Dave was the first boat to visit some of the marinas. As with any system or product, there are changes and tweaks to be made. With most marinas, a good 50% of the dock staff change each year, which creates a new learning curve. Dave got to work out the bugs for us.

All of our marinas are now up to speed as the season is well underway.
Lyndon,
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