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Marina News March 2019

Island Cove Marina – As many of you know we have been planning to add some floating docks to Island Cove. We have resolved some of the permit issues, but we are still working on it and even though we have moved to the next step we still have no idea if or when we will get a permit.

    The plan to repave the parking lots is moving forward. We don’t have a date set yet and it may happen in March or even April. The paving will only take one day and we will be able to move cars around as the paving is completed. Any cars or trailers in the way will be moved. It will then take another day to stripe the parking lot. It will happen on a week day and parts of the parking area will be closed during operations. We will give everyone plenty of notice.  

Palm Harbor Marina –We will be sealcoating the parking lot and re-stripping the parking spaces. We hope to get started on this project in March. Unfortunately, you cannot drive on sealcoat for 24 hours after it is put down. We will temporally remove a section of fence so that folks can park next door at the boat ramp and walk directly to the dock threw the fence. It will only be one day during the week and we will keep everyone advised as we get this done. We will also be working on the building, hopefully in March, but that should not disrupt any activities.

Yacht Harbor Marina – We hope to get started on adding gravel to the parking area and grading the parking lot. We also should be trimming the Palm Trees.

Pump out schedule – Ted is back on duty and the pump-out schedule is back to normal, which is pump-outs on every Tuesday weather permitting.

Local Events –

  • March 2, 2019 - Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade - Begins Spring & Garden Streets Time: 2 p.m.
  • March 3, 2019 - Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade - Avendida 10 Pensacola Beach Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • March 5, 2019 - Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Street Party – Downtown Pensacola Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • March 17, 2019 - O'Riley's Irish Pub St. Patrick's Day Celebration - O'Riley's Irish Pub 321 S Palafox Street Pensacola Time: all Day and night 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m.
  • March 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019 - Gulf Breeze 25th Annual Arts Festival - Gulf Breeze High School-Parking Lot, Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sun. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Free to public
March 27, 2019 - Sea Turtle Presentation - Location: Visit Pensacola 1401 E Gregory Street (off 17th Avenue) Pensacola Time: 2:00 P

Old Marina News February 2019

Island Cove Marina – As many of you know we have been planning to add some floating docks to Island Cove. We have already removed a large wooden barge and cleared an area for the floating docks replacing “A” dock. We have also completed the water flow studies required by DEP. We are still working on the submerged land lease boundary and the permits for the new docks. It has been about a year and we can still not say when we will have the permits. It’s very frustrating.  It was our intention to refinance the marina and pay for the new docks and make some needed updates to the rest of the property. We have decided to move forward with the updates while waiting for the permit issue to be resolved.

    The plan is to repave the parking lots, paint the building, replace the carpet in the club house, update the restrooms, and work on landscaping. As with all plans they are subject to change, and the financing of the improvements is not yet complete. We do expect to get started this month and have plans and quotes from several contractors.

Palm Harbor Marina – We are also looking to update Palm Harbor. We hope to replace the siding on the restroom and office building, paint the building, and replace the doors. We are also getting quotes on sealcoating the parking lot and re-stripping the parking spaces. We hope to get started on these projects in February.

Yacht Harbor Marina – We plan on making some upgrades to the floating restroom, adding gravel to the parking area, grading the parking lot, and repairing the fixed wooden dock damaged by a boat collision.

Pump out schedule – Ted will be taking some personal time in January and February to deal with a family issue so their will be a small change in the pump out schedule. We will be doing pump-outs on the following days: January 26th Saturday instead of Tuesday the 22nd, No pump outs the week of the 29th, and then February 8th instead of the 5th . Ted will be back on his normal schedule by mid-month.  Rich will be working during the week until Ted returns, and of course Eric will be in the office as usual.

     We are sorry for any inconvenience and would like to remind you that pump out stations are available at the Pensacola Shipyard and Marine Complex, Bahia Mar’s fuel dock, and Harbor View Marina, all on Bayou Chico.

Ship Store Charges Island Cove – We will no longer be billing ship store charges on your monthly invoice; however, you may continue to charge at the ships store. We ask that you settle up on the charges every month or so in the store.

2019 Rates For 2019 there will be no price increase for Island Cove Marina and a minor increase of 50 cents at Palm Harbor and Yacht Harbor Marinas.


Pensacola Marinas

Island Cove Marina

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Yacht Harbor Marina

q  1. Canvas removed

A.    Bimini

B.    Fly Bridge cover

C.    Windshield cover

D.    All other canvas

q  2. Remove sails

q  3. Dock boxes secured or removed (on boats and docks)

q  4. Remove all flags and flag staffs

q  5. Remove and store coolers

q  6. Remove and store deck furniture

q  7. Remove and store cushions

q  8. Remove and store life rings

q  9. Remove and store extra anchors

q  10. Remove and store any barbeques (rail or deck)

q  11. Remove and store bicycles

q  12. Remove and store dinghy

q  13. Remove and store any fenders not used

q  14. Remove and store any satellite dishes

q  15. Remove and store any fishing equipment

q  16. Remove all halyards

q  17. Adequate size lines

q  18. Insurance policy updated and on file at marina office

q  19. Disconnect and store water hoses and electric cords

q  20. Store any loose items, i.e. poles, gaff hooks, scrub brushes etc

q  21. Local contact:

                  a. Name______________________________

                  b. Address____________________________


                  c. Phone

                         Home: ___________________________

                         Office: ___________________________

                         Cell: _____________________________

q    22. Miscellaneous: ___________________________________

Acceptance of Responsibility________________________ Date___________

                                                          Vessel Owner

Pensacola Marina __________________________ Date___________                   


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Island Cove Marina

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            At A Dock:

Members of the BoatUS Catastrophe team estimated that as many as 50% of the boats damaged during Hurricane Fran could have been saved by using better docklines: lines that were longer, larger, arranged better, and/or protected against chafing. If you decide to leave your boat at a dock, you'll need to devise a docking plan that is liable to be far different than your normal docking arrangement. By the time preparations are completed, your boat should resemble a spider suspended in the center of a large web. This web will allow the boat to rise on the surge, be bounced around by the storm, and still remain in position.

Take a look at your boat slip and its relation to the rest of the harbor. For most boats you'll want to arrange the bow toward open water or, lacking that, toward the least protected direction. This reduces windage. Next, look for trees, pilings, and dock cleats-anything sturdy-that could be used for securing docklines. With most docking arrangements, lines will have to be fairly taut if the boat is going to be kept away from pilings. The key to your docking arrangement is to use long lines,