I signed a boat moorage contract
which requires me to moor/store my boat with this company for a full year, including outdoor moorage in the summer and indoor storage in the winter. All well and good. I like them for summer moorage, they're very expensive for winter storage, so they sort of have you trapped. But ok...
However, then they tell you on their website (not specifically in the contract), that in order to store your boat with them in the winter, you MUST have your "boat winterization" (changing fluids, fogging cylinders, etc) done by them....and it has to be their 'Premium Service'....and they just happen to be 3x the cost of anyone else, including a good boat mechanic shop right next door that i would rather use! He costs $250, or, i could do it myself for about $40 in parts---they cost $780.
On top of that, the invoice they sent me (i haven't yet paid) also has on it PREpayment for 2 months of the indoor storage ($565), when they had simply been auto-charging my credit card on file at the beginning of each month for moorage. Why the requirement of a prepayment for storage??? In addition, also on the invoice is a request for prepayment of the RE-commission ($210), which is a service typically done and paid for in the spring when the boat is brought out of storage, but is not always necessary.
My question is, is there some illegality of them making me sign a contract for one thing, and then all of these other requirements are daisy-chained on as "part" of the original contract although they are not actually stated in the original contract? What's to stop them from adding ANYTHING on as a tether to the original contract as a "requirement" for fulfilling the contract???
I can provide the contract and the 'invoice' upon request.