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Marina News April 2019

Island Cove Marina – We hope to get some things done this month. In the Club house we will be replacing the carpet, ceiling fans, and lights. The outside of the building will be painted either this month or in May. We have added some new signs. We will be trimming the oak trees. We will begin on general maintenance and repairs of the docks. We will be upgrading the showers in the men’s and ladies rest rooms down stairs and freshening up the paint and decor.  We will be seal coating and restriping the parking lot either this month or in May. 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 have trimmed all the Palm trees and cleaned up the parking lot. We will start work on the building either this month or in May. We will be painting and repairing the outside of the building. 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.

Yacht Harbor MarinaWe have trimmed all the palm trees. We will be grading the parking lot and adding gravel. The grading will be more intensive then in past years. We will have to move all trailers from the side parking lot before grading. We can move and then put back any trailers during the work.  

E-mail marina address – In sending out bills by e-mail we made a mistake. The return address on the Palm Harbor bill is 1206 Mahogany Mill Rd which is the address of the Marina. We only receive mail at Island Cove Marina and our only mailing address is 806 Lakewood Rd., Pensacola 32507 We have corrected the address on the Palm Harbor bills and the mailing address on the Yacht Harbor bills have always been 806 Lakewood Rd. Sorry for the mix up.

Local Events –

  • 03/31/2019 - 04/05/2019 - Juan Sebastian de Elcano Returns - The Spanish Royal Navy tall ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano returns to Pensacola Venue: NAS
  • 04/02/2019- Bands on the Beach – Not Quite Fab, Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • 04/06/2019 - 04/07/2019 Pensacola Jazz Fest Venue: Seville Square Park
  • 04/09/2019- Bands on the Beach – Rhinestone, Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • 04/16/2019- Bands on the Beach – A Touch of Grey, Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • 04/23/2019 - Bands on the Beach – The Legend Band, Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019 - Pensacola Crawfish Festival, Location: Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park
  • 04/30/2019 - Bands on the Beach – John Hart Project, Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 
  • 7:00 p.m.
 

Old 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







HURRICANE CHECK LIST

Pensacola Marinas

Island Cove Marina

Palm Harbor Marina

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___________                   

HURRICANE PREPERATION

Pensacola Marinas

Island Cove Marina

Palm Harbor Marina

Yacht Harbor Marina

            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,