Re: I'm never again owing a boat I can't haul and work on myself.
Not to be an apologist, cause I know where you are coming from. But, relative to cost, in many areas, waterfront real estate is worth way more than running a marina business. If they don't charge a lot, and cant make a good return, they might decide to just sell the place for condos and then join us sailing or fishing on weekends and holidays instead of working.
There's price to be paid to keep them in business to be there at all. Think about it.
Regards workmanship, the industry is, and has been, facing a shortage of career-oriented individuals for service positions.
There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.