We live in Eastlake,Ohio. We been kayaking for a few years now and always went to this place near us and just dropped our yaks in free of charge. We havent been in awhile but went today and now a husband/ wife team sits there in chairs doing crossword puzzles saying I have to pay $2.00 a kayak. I asked why,they said they took over for the port authority. They have no register,receipts,Cash Only type of system going on. I tried looking the Eastlake Ohio Port Authority up and didn’t find much at all.
Im not trying to be a cheap skate,but at the same time,this place is only a couple of miles from me and we use to like to take our kayaks out daily so being a family of 4 this could really add up per month. They also rent kayaks and by all means,rent a kayak/paddle/pfd pay the price. But I dont feel I should have to pay to put my own yak in the river as the next city marina/kayak rental place lets you drop in you’re own gear in for free,Doesnt matter if you live in that city or not! If you rent you pay,You have you’re own gear you are able to put in the public river for free.
So just wondering if this is a norm and im just not use to it,Or is there some fishy business going on here that I should look into? Any info would be appreciated,Thanks!