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Marina News November 2019

Termites and Boats – It may seem to be a strange topic for a fiberglass boat, but termites can be problematic on even the newest fiberglass boat. Termites love moist wet wood and all boats have wood somewhere on board. Termites can get into stringers, cabinets, flooring, and just about anywhere in your boat usually without you even aware they are around. They can cause severe structural damage if left unchecked. Over the years we have seen several vessels infested with termites. In most severe cases the boat must be tented, either in water or in the yard. This can be very expensive. So, check your boat for signs of termites and at the first sign start remediation yourself or call a professional. Don’t put it off they work fast.


Island Cove Marina – We have completed the dock repairs on B dock, C dock, and the part of A dock we are keeping. This doesn’t mean everything is perfect or rebuilt but it does mean we replaced or repaired all the issues that were needed for safety. If you have any issues on the docks, please let us know. We have power washed the decking and walkways around the marina and will be power washing the docks during the next few weeks. We have had some gate issues but everything is fixed and working fine.

 Palm Harbor Marina – We have repaired the fixed dock walkway. We are getting things ready for some cooler weather on the docks. The heater is working, and the curtains have been put down and washed. We should be power washing the docks sometime this month.

 Yacht Harbor Marina –We have repaired the floor in the men’s room shower. We should be power washing the docks sometime this month. The gate has been open a couple of times because of concerns over stormy weather and possibly losing power.

  Local Events –

- Check web site for details.

  • 11/08/2019- Blue Angel Homecoming Show Cruise, Location: Pensacola Bay Cruises

750 Commendencia St check web site for details and tickets

  • 11/11/2019- 10/13/2019 Pensacola Greek Festival – 1720 W. Garden Street
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  • 11/11/2019 – Pensacola Beach Art & Wine Festival
  • 11/15/2019- Gallery Night – Palafox Street downtown
  • 11/23/2019 - Pensacola Beach Music Fest, Red Fish Blue Fish Parking Lot 5 Via De Luna Dr

Pensacola Beach

  • 11/29/2019 – Elf Parade - Location: Downtown Pensacola, 223 Palafox Place Pensacola Time: 4:45 p.m.

Marina News October 2019

Pump Outs – We have been offering free pump outs in your slip weekly for 16 years now. We are in fact on our 3rd pump out boat. The average cost of an “in slip” pump out in the US is about $36 for a 10-gallon holding tank. We estimate our in-house expenses are about $25 per pump out. That includes labor, equipment, insurance, etc. We have been a bit overwhelmed with getting them all done lately. We have so many it is taking two days to complete. The summer season is ending, and the number of pump outs should start to decrease a little bit soon. We ask that you only request a pump out when your holding tank is well above the halfway point. We spend half our time trying to pump out tanks that are almost empty. It takes almost the same amount of time to pump a quarter tank as it does a full tank. This would help us keep the cost down so we can continue to offer the service free of charge. Thanks.


Island Cove Marina – We have started some repairs and maintenance on the docks. Most of the work is being done underneath the docks so it may not be that noticeable. We are considering a new gate that would control access to the ship store, rest rooms, ice machine and coke machine. The gate would be open during normal business hours and closed and locked after hours. All of our customers will have the gate code, so you have access to rest rooms and coke machine 24 – 7. We are having an issue with people coming in at night by water and using our facilities.

 Palm Harbor Marina – We have repaired most of the dock boxes that had issues.

   Yacht Harbor Marina We have repaired the tiebacks on the sea wall that needed repairs.

  Local Events –

- Location: The Oar House Restaurant, Pensacola 8:00 am – 11:00 am

  • 10/08/2019- Bands on the Beach – Southern Breeze, Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • 10/11/2019- 10/13/2019 Pensacola Greek Festival – 1720 W. Garden Street
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  • 10/12/2019 – Dragon Boat Festival - Location: Bayview Park

2001 E Lloyd St, Pensacola, FL 32503