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Marina News April 2020

 

Island Cove MarinaWe have finally found a source for new WiFi nodes. We can know replace bad nodes in order to provide better service.

Palm Harbor Marina We are still replacing water spigots in the pedestals. Even though the valves are stainless steel ball valves they can still leak after years of use.

Yacht Harbor Marina We have a pilling to repair on the seawall by the restroom. We hope to have it repaired this month. We have purchased a new set of chairs for the patio.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Most of the activities at the Marinas are considered low risk. If you drive to the marina, park, walk down to your boat staying 6’ away from friends and fellow boaters, use your boat and when finished return to your car and go home you have very low exposure. If you are not sick and use social distancing while at the marina you are following best practices and should have a low chance of infection.

     The highest risk at the Marinas would be the public rest rooms. We are doing what we can to reduce this risk by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, chairs, dock carts, trash cans, toilets, faucets, and sinks. We are using an EPA approved bleach solution mix. Even with these precautions you should Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  

    We are also having a professional cleaning company come in to do a deep cleaning of all restrooms. Even though we are trying to minimize risk to our boaters there is still some risk involved. Staying away from public rest rooms at the Marinas and following the social distancing guidelines, plus washing your hands, is the best way to boat safely with a low chance of infection.

    This is a fluid situation and things are changing rapidly. You will always have access to your boats but if emergency rules are put in place by the State or, our employees are quarantined, they may not be allowed in for work. Should this happen we will forward the phones and continue to answer them. Public restrooms will be closed, and pump outs will stop. We hope this will not happen and don’t think it will but plan accordingly.

Marina Cub House The Club House at Island Cove Marina will remain closed for events until an appropriate time. April 15th?? Perhaps.

 

Events

Unknown at this time

 

 

 

 

Old Marina News March 2020

 

Island Cove MarinaWe have finished repairs on the docks. We will continue to replace dock boards as needed. We have mowed the lower area were the tall reeds are. We have mowed the hill in the upper parking lot and spread wood mulch on the hill. We will moving some of the WiFi nodes around in order to provide better service.

Palm Harbor Marina We have been replacing water spigots in the pedestals. Even though the valves are stainless steel ball valves they can still leak after years of use. We replaced the broken pilling on A dock.

Yacht Harbor Marina We have made some major repairs to the sea wall and regraded the parking lot. We have been replacing water spigots in the pedestals. Even though the valves are stainless steel ball valves they can still leak after years of use.

The Newsletter Content In this newsletter we try to keep everyone informed of what is going on at the Marinas and also recreational things around town. We understand that repairs and maintenance of the marinas isn’t really an exciting topic, but many folks want to know what’s going on, and what is being repaired. We have also had customers ask about events that are upcoming in the area. We try to be informative and give the information people want. Let us know if there is something you would like to see in the newsletter every month. Also check out our new web page Pensacola-Marinas.com Each Marina has an aerial drone video of your marina. Soon we will have video flying from the bay to each of the 3 Marinas.

 

Events

March 7th, 2020 43rd Annual McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5K
Venue: McGuire's Irish Pub
 March 7th,, 2020 - The Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair and Pirate...
Venue: Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds
March 14, 2020 - April 18, 2020 - Taste of Palafox
Location: Five Flags Food Tours Palafox St Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Admission: 55.00
March 17, 2020 - St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl
Location: Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce 7 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Time: 9:15 AM - 6:00 PM, Admission: $15 per Tshirt 
March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020 - Smokin' in the Square BBQ festival
Location: Seville Square Park

March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020 - Gulf Breeze Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Festival   Location: Gulf Breeze High School-Parking Lot

OLD News February

Marina News February 2020

 

Island Cove MarinaWe have power washed the docks, railings, decks, and the gazebo. We will be cleaning up around the building and removing and disposing of any junk we find laying around. If you are storing anything around the building or property let us know or it may end up in the dumpster.

Palm Harbor Marina We have power washed the docks, board walk, and sidewalks. We will be cleaning up the parking area around the dingy racks.

Yacht Harbor Marina We are power washing the docks, the patio, and furniture. We have also just sprayed the weeds in the parking lot. We are finally regrading the parking lot and adding gravel.

Winter in Bayou Chico With the cold winter weather comes a couple of issues we deal with almost every year in Bayou Chico. One is the freezing temperatures which cause us to shut down the water supply to the docks. It takes several hours to shut off the water and drain the water lines on the docks. Even with that if we have a hard freeze we still often have broken pipes that must be repaired after the freeze. If you know freezing temperatures are on the way, and you need water in your boat, top off the tank before we must shut off the water. If you need water while the water is off fill water buckets and leave them on the boat to poor into the holding tank when the tank is dry. The other annoying part of winter cold fronts is the low water levels. When the north wind blows for days as the cold front arrives it can push up to 2 feet of water out of the Bayou. If you have a 6’ deep slip it can go to 4’ on certain days. We have had crazy low tides this winter. A couple of days sitting on the bottom in the freezing weather is the price we pay for hurricane protection in the Bayou.

Events

February 8th, 2020 Mardi Gras Flotilla
Location: Intercoastal Waterway Perdido Key, FL 32507
(850) 748-3222 phone Time: 10:45 AM
February 21, 2020 - Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade
Location: Begins Spring & Garden Streets Pensacola, FL 32502 Time: 7 p.m.
February 22, 2020 - Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
Location: Begins Spring & Garden Streets Pensacola, FL 32502 Time: 2 p.m.
February 23, 2020 - Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade Location: Avendida 10 Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Time: 2:00 PM