ralphs fishing station
mr. crystal brook

Bellmore, NY

#1 Apr 24, 2012
I hear this place is up for renewal on its lease from the town. I wonder if they'll keep it going or will it bought out by someone else. I hear it's a gold mine. Especially with all the moring service charges that cost nothing to them. From my house it looks like upwards of a few hundred morings they "service" "visually inspect, look at shackles and shanks, replace the chain" all at a markup on the parts they buy. It's a gold mine. They must have stock piled some money over the years.
I wish I had your money

Edison, NJ

#2 Sep 17, 2012
[QUOTE who="mr. crystal brook"]I hear this place is up for renewal on its lease from the town. I wonder if they'll keep it going or will it bought out by someone else. I hear it's a gold mine. Especially with all the moring service charges that cost nothing to them. From my house it looks like upwards of a few hundred morings they "service" "visually inspect, look at shackles and shanks, replace the chain" all at a markup on the parts they buy. It's a gold mine. They must have stock piled some money over the years.[/QUOTE] First of all you spell mooring with two o. If you live in crystal brook over looking the harbor a four dollar shackle shouldn't make or break you. I have had a mooring there for 30 years and they have always treated me fairly. You must own a sailboat and are used to "the wind being free everything else should be" motto.
Mt Sinai girl

Norwalk, CT

#3 Sep 18, 2012
[QUOTE who="mr. crystal brook"]I hear this place is up for renewal on its lease from the town. I wonder if they'll keep it going or will it bought out by someone else. I hear it's a gold mine. Especially with all the moring service charges that cost nothing to them. From my house it looks like upwards of a few hundred morings they "service" "visually inspect, look at shackles and shanks, replace the chain" all at a markup on the parts they buy. It's a gold mine. They must have stock piled some money over the years.[/QUOTE]
My family has been using Ralph's for as long as I can remember, and have always been happy with their services. I'm sure they pay high rents. They mark up on parts, eh? That, sir, is called business!
amazed

Middle Island, NY

#4 Sep 20, 2012
It never ceases to amaze me how people who have no knowledge of what they are talking about offer opinions about another persons business.
As someone who is close to the owners of Ralph's, I know that they work 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, and don't make even close to what a cop makes, and there is no pension. Certainly not enough to be able to afford a house in Crystal Brook overlooking the water.
They sell only American made mooring supplies and sell them at a fair price. If Mr. Crystal Brook wants cheaper shackles he can always go to the discount stores and get the Chinese hardware.
As for stock piling money over the years, try employing over 20 people, paying their medical insurance, compensation insurance, vacation and all the other expenses involved with employees, while only having 8 months to make the money to last 12 months. It is very obvious Mr. Crystal Brook has never run a business.
mr crystal brook

Bellmore, NY

#5 Dec 25, 2012
Believe me there's money coming in hand over fist. Just for a little bit of information I'm going to explain to you about the storage associated with owning a boat. Now I'm a mooring customer but let's say I had a slip at Ralph's fishing station. I'm guessing it's roughly $100 a foot, Let's say there is 75 boats in the slips, Based on an average of 25 feet in length....... That's $187,500..... Not to mention the storage that he does on land all season-long at $75 a foot, Who knows how many of those between both yards, Don't be fooled, the place is a Goldmine! Btw..... No tax on storage, the law. Not to shabby just for putting it somewhere. Now add up the Fees associated with having the boat. Average 25 foot boat shrink-wrapped and winterized with one engine and no water system. It cost me $600 a year and those are Ralph's prices. It's time for some more math.....600x300..... That's another 180k. What about things like moring service????? I think that's about $5-$600 a year. I can go on and on. These are all fees associated with my annual boat maintenance. By no means am I complaining all I'm saying is that they're making money hand over fist. Don't tell me about employees insurance and vacations and whatever else you want to talk about six days a week 12 hours a day, because not one single employee works there for 60 hours a week. In fact I bet all Winter long there's no more than 10 employees. The other 10 probably come in the summer at a rate of less than eight or nine dollars an hour. If every employee there took home $1000 per week that's only $78,800 on the books, I doubt they even paying that longtime mechanic that much money, Times ten employees that's only $780,000..... Maybe the other 220,000..... I don't know insurance and whatever else you think they pay for , for the employees. That's 1 million right there, They're probably making five times that. I'm telling you it's Pure greed And the love of money that keeps this family driving on.
yeper

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jan 3, 2013
Ralphs has screwed several loyal paying customers over the past two years that I know of. Loyal customers of many years who paid good money to them. Forced boaters out of Mt.Sinai for good. Karma ......
Commi Sniper

Shirley, NY

#7 Jan 15, 2013
mr crystal brook wrote:
Believe me there's money coming in hand over fist. Just for a little bit of information I'm going to explain to you about the storage associated with owning a boat. Now I'm a mooring customer but let's say I had a slip at Ralph's fishing station. I'm guessing it's roughly $100 a foot, Let's say there is 75 boats in the slips, Based on an average of 25 feet in length....... That's $187,500..... Not to mention the storage that he does on land all season-long at $75 a foot, Who knows how many of those between both yards, Don't be fooled, the place is a Goldmine! Btw..... No tax on storage, the law. Not to shabby just for putting it somewhere. Now add up the Fees associated with having the boat. Average 25 foot boat shrink-wrapped and winterized with one engine and no water system. It cost me $600 a year and those are Ralph's prices. It's time for some more math.....600x300..... That's another 180k. What about things like moring service????? I think that's about $5-$600 a year. I can go on and on. These are all fees associated with my annual boat maintenance. By no means am I complaining all I'm saying is that they're making money hand over fist. Don't tell me about employees insurance and vacations and whatever else you want to talk about six days a week 12 hours a day, because not one single employee works there for 60 hours a week. In fact I bet all Winter long there's no more than 10 employees. The other 10 probably come in the summer at a rate of less than eight or nine dollars an hour. If every employee there took home $1000 per week that's only $78,800 on the books, I doubt they even paying that longtime mechanic that much money, Times ten employees that's only $780,000..... Maybe the other 220,000..... I don't know insurance and whatever else you think they pay for , for the employees. That's 1 million right there, They're probably making five times that. I'm telling you it's Pure greed And the love of money that keeps this family driving on.
By reading what you have written I can see that you have absolutely no understanding of overhead in a business especially a seasonal one. Its so easy to count other peoples things when you have absolutely no understanding of whats involved. You need to get a life and find something better to do especially on Christmas. I think a real man would write his name on his statement. MEOW. Sounds like another Commi Liberal that wants something for nothing.
RFS_Fan

Monroe, CT

#8 Feb 2, 2013
I don't know who you are Mr. Crystal Brook, but after reading your posts, it's apparent that your seriously out of your mind.
RFS_Fan

Monroe, CT

#9 Feb 3, 2013
With all your mathematical calculations for assuming that Ralph's Fishing Station is a gold mine, did it ever once occur to you that not everyone pays their bill on time or even at all??? Do you have any idea how many people abuse the good will of the owners??? A gold mine it is not. And the owners do work long hours through most of the year in order to meet customers demands, leaving the few short months in the middle of winter to take a little, well-deserved break before it all starts again. Do you have any idea how hard the crew works whenever a 'tropical storm' or 'hurricane' is predicted??? 80 boats out of the water in 3-4 days is no easy task and then most have to be put back in when the weather passes.

No matter what kind of business one has, not every customer will be happy all the time, but at Ralph's Fishing Station you'll always find friendly, helpful owners and employees who will do their best to satisfy even the most difficult of clients. Seasonal employees come back every summer because it's a great place to work and great people to work for. It goes without saying that the majority of customers look forward to seeing their familiar faces.

People like you who have nothing better to do with their time than to write trash make me ill.
Mr Run D M C

United States

#10 Feb 6, 2013
Mr crystal brook you defiantly own a sailboat you sure talk like one love to have your money sitting over there looking over the harbor
Anal commander

Ardsley, NY

#11 Nov 29, 2013
Go pirate yourself in your blow boat
Anal commander

Ardsley, NY

#12 Nov 29, 2013
Mr crystal Brook you are lucky to
Have a view like that. I feel bad for you're servants who see the same view , unfortunately you don't allow them to ever be clothed and go outside.
Evan Poitico

Bronx, NY

#13 Nov 30, 2013
yeper wrote:
Ralphs has screwed several loyal paying customers over the past two years that I know of. Loyal customers of many years who paid good money to them. Forced boaters out of Mt.Sinai for good. Karma ......
He screwed me in my mouth with his trouser trout and I liked it. YO!
oakjin24

Edison, NJ

#14 Sep 7, 2014
I don't see why anybody has to complaint about anybody's business. If you did not like their service: go somewhere else instead of talking trash about their finances!
Crystal Clear

Brooklyn, NY

#15 May 5, 2017
RFS_Fan wrote:
With all your mathematical calculations for assuming that Ralph's Fishing Station is a gold mine, did it ever once occur to you that not everyone pays their bill on time or even at all??? Do you have any idea how many people abuse the good will of the owners??? A gold mine it is not. And the owners do work long hours through most of the year in order to meet customers demands, leaving the few short months in the middle of winter to take a little, well-deserved break before it all starts again. Do you have any idea how hard the crew works whenever a 'tropical storm' or 'hurricane' is predicted??? 80 boats out of the water in 3-4 days is no easy task and then most have to be put back in when the weather passes.

No matter what kind of business one has, not every customer will be happy all the time, but at Ralph's Fishing Station you'll always find friendly, helpful owners and employees who will do their best to satisfy even the most difficult of clients. Seasonal employees come back every summer because it's a great place to work and great people to work for. It goes without saying that the majority of customers look forward to seeing their familiar faces.

People like you who have nothing better to do with their time than to write trash make me ill.
They fired pete after 20 years of dedicated service, all they did was promise that poor guy over and over that one day he was going to take over and run the place. Pure greed those scumbags are. They keep raking in money off the backs of the people that work for them. the owners hate each other. I wonder how much they steal from each other. I wonder where Jeff puts the money that he takes from the work orders that he deletes and throws out. I'm guessing it goes right in his pocket. Poor ralph has had to deal with this guy for years. Where did all that money come from to buy that house up in Vermont. I bet there's piles of money buried up there. It looks like the greed train has just pulled back into the "station" literally. They even booted his own family out one time when the guy john turned the kitchen into something that was actually respectable and making good money. Go ahead John build it up into something really good and then we'll kick you out and put some poor woman in there to run it, along with being Barbaras slave. The things that people do for money even when it comes to their own family. I guess people really do think it's all about themselves. Poor Ralphie for having had to deal with this guy his whole life. If you're looking for pete the former mechanic he's running service out of the boat place in Port Jeff. He finally caught his break working for himself. Take the five minute ride at least you'll get decent service.
The real deal

Norwalk, CT

#16 Sunday May 28
Crystal Clear wrote:
<quoted text>

They fired pete after 20 years of dedicated service, all they did was promise that poor guy over and over that one day he was going to take over and run the place. Pure greed those scumbags are. They keep raking in money off the backs of the people that work for them. the owners hate each other. I wonder how much they steal from each other. I wonder where Jeff puts the money that he takes from the work orders that he deletes and throws out. I'm guessing it goes right in his pocket. Poor ralph has had to deal with this guy for years. Where did all that money come from to buy that house up in Vermont. I bet there's piles of money buried up there. It looks like the greed train has just pulled back into the "station" literally. They even booted his own family out one time when the guy john turned the kitchen into something that was actually respectable and making good money. Go ahead John build it up into something really good and then we'll kick you out and put some poor woman in there to run it, along with being Barbaras slave. The things that people do for money even when it comes to their own family. I guess people really do think it's all about themselves. Poor Ralphie for having had to deal with this guy his whole life. If you're looking for pete the former mechanic he's running service out of the boat place in Port Jeff. He finally caught his break working for himself. Take the five minute ride at least you'll get decent service.
First of all, I was not fired or mistreated by Ralphs. I spent over half my life working there. Although I didnt see eye to eye with some of the folks mentioned in the above post, I considered others part of my family. And still do. Its sad that gossip and trash talk always follow the departure of an employee from this business or any business. The above post I am responding to represents an angry person who obviously worked there at some point given the details mentioned. I left Ralphs after 19 years because an opportunity presented itself to finally have my own boat repair shop and have a bright future. I decided to try something new where my success is based on my decisions alone and 100% tied to how hard I work. Ralph runs a good business and the marina was a good place to work.
ggudzik

Holtsville, NY

#17 Wednesday May 31
The real deal wrote:
<quoted text>

First of all, I was not fired or mistreated by Ralphs. I spent over half my life working there. Although I didnt see eye to eye with some of the folks mentioned in the above post, I considered others part of my family. And still do. Its sad that gossip and trash talk always follow the departure of an employee from this business or any business. The above post I am responding to represents an angry person who obviously worked there at some point given the details mentioned. I left Ralphs after 19 years because an opportunity presented itself to finally have my own boat repair shop and have a bright future. I decided to try something new where my success is based on my decisions alone and 100% tied to how hard I work. Ralph runs a good business and the marina was a good place to work.
The above is an excellent response by Pete. Here at The Boat Place, we have no hard feelings toward Ralph's and have respected them as a friendly competitor for many years. We're glad to have Pete on board with us, and we wish Ralph's many more years of success in the neighboring harbor. I'm really surprised by all the personal attacks, and hope folks will ignore them as sour grapes.
Mike and Ike

Holtsville, NY

#18 Saturday
Dont have that guy move your boat after noon. Total drunk. Dont have his son move your boat EVER! Pranced around my yard complaining about how hard his job was. First rain storm the stands sunk and the boat would have fallen over except my shed was there to stop it. I called the little sh!t about it & he said hed be back "next week" to fix it. Also asked me not to call his dad. I fixed it myself that night. When he did come back the following week I could smell the vodka on him from a mile away and he was wasted. Never again.

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