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Marina News August 2020

 

Island Cove Marina We have replaced the air conditioning system in the Club House. The Club House is open for use, by any of our Pensacola-Marina customers, on weekends and after hours during the week for special events and get togethers. You just need to reserve a date and time and clean up after the event. There is no charge unless you leave a mess and we must clean up after you. The event calendar is in the ship store so call or stop by from 9 to 5 any day to make a reservation. We recommend you follow CDC guidelines for your get togethers but that is up to you.

 

Palm Harbor Marina The new and improved Dingy dock is back in place. We added some additional floatation to handle extra weight, rebuilt the entire dock, and added custom built aluminum roller ramps with a winch. This will allow much easier launch and retrieval of your tenders. There is a minimal fee of $50 per month for dinghies using the dock. Let Ted know if you are interested in a spot. There are only 6 spots and 4 are already rented.

 

Yacht Harbor Marina You may see a pile of gravel in the parking lot for a short time. We are grading the parking lot this month. We had a slight delay in the project.

 

Gulf Power one-month rate reduction Gulf Power discounted our electric bill for a One-Time Pandemic Relief, and we have rebated all of customers accordingly. Now they have announced they are going to have to increase rates because of the Pandemic. We don’t think it will effect the Marina power rates but it just depends how much, or if they raise the rates.  

 

Marina thefts on Bayou Chico We had a rash of thefts on Bayou Chico lately. Marine Max and Day Break seemed to have the biggest issue however items where also stolen from our marinas. Most of the reports where things like boat batteries, anchors, fishing poles, paddle boards, and small outboards. The thieves were identified and arrested with the help of some security camera footage. The lead investigator was officer Davis of the Pensacola Police. If you have any questions you can email her at aldavis@cityofpensacola.com

Events

Still not much going on

 August 22, 2020-Gulf Coast Culture Fest - first annual
<>·(850) 417-7611 phone
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Admission: Free Admission

 

 

 

Old Marina News July 2020

 

Island Cove Marina We have installed a new gate at the entrance of the hallway leading to the ship store and rest rooms. The gate will be left open during normal business hours. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The gate will be locked after hours. This is being done for security reasons. Too many unknown people are sneaking in using the facilities after hours. Please do not give the gate codes to anyone you do not know.

 

Palm Harbor Marina We have trimmed all the Palm Trees. The Ice machine was not producing much ice because of a clogged water filter. It has been replaced. We are rebuilding the dingy dock. We are adding some additional floatation to handle extra weight, rebuilding the entire dock, and adding custom built aluminum roller ramps with a winch. This will allow much easier launch and retrieval of your tenders. The total cost of restoration and improvements is approaching $8,000 We will be charging a minimal fee of $50 per month for dinghies using the dock. If you do not wish to pay the fee, we will be happy to help put your dingy on the dingy racks in the parking area at no charge with free storage there. If you would like to stay on the dingy dock let Ted know. Boats on the floating dingy dock must be kept clean and free of standing water.

 

Yacht Harbor Marina We had a main sewer line break to the rest room which has been repaired. You may see a pile of gravel in the parking lot for a short time. We are grading the parking lot. We have trimmed all the Palm Trees.

 

Gulf Power one-month rate reduction Gulf Power discounted our electric bill for a One-Time Pandemic Relief. We have finally received the discounts on our Gulf Power bill which came late. The discount is $0.07 per kilowatt hour from your electric shown on Junes billing. So, to make things even more challenging, if you paid for electric on last month’s June bill you will see a credit on this July bill for $.07 times kilowatts from the June bill.

 

 

Events

Unknown at this time
July 4th Fireworks downtown cancelled
July 4th Fireworks at the Beach are still a go

 

 

 

 

 

 

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