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Marina News June 2018

Summer Help – We are looking for summer help at the marinas. It involves the usual maintenance type work, trimming Palm trees, painting, dock repair, landscaping etc. If you know someone, like a high school or collage student off for the summer let us know.

Island Cove Marina – We have been replacing the dock lights with new LED light fixtures a few at a time. The new light fixtures tend to shine light straight down to light up the dock but don’t shine brightly from the side which tends to bother boaters. We expect to have most of the lights replaced within a month or two. Dock boards continue to be replaced.

Palm Harbor Marina – We had a leak in the ceiling of one of the restrooms. The leak and damage have been repaired. We have replaced the grill on the dock with a new one. The benches will be finally repaired and back in business on the dock.

Yacht Harbor Marina – The parking lot and the area by the sea wall will have new gravel put down this month. Once we grade the parking area and fill in next to the sea wall we will replace the concrete wheel stops by the sea wall.


June Events –

June 02, 2018  Centennial Imports Fiesta Boat Parade – Pensacola Bay, Boats depart from mouth of Bayou Chico at 1:00 pm

June 05, 2018 Bands on the Beach –  Tyler Mac 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

June 07-10, 2018 Discover Pinta & The Nina –  Perdido Key Oyster Bar & Restaurant

June 14, 2018 - June 17, 2018 48th Annual Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo, Grand Lagoon Yacht Club

June 19, 2018 Bands on the Beach – Moderate Chop 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

June 26, 2018 Bands on the Beach –  Category 4, 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

 June 28, 2018 - June 30, 2018 Pensacola International Billfish Tournament, Pensacola Yacht Club


Marina News May 2018

Spring Cleanup Boat trailers and work trailers that are not leasing space from us for parking cannot stay more than a day or two. If you have a trailer you bring to the marina, take it home at night or rent a space from us. We have started our spring cleanup this month and any junk we find laying around is going into the dumpster. If you have materials or junk around the marina property either remove it or let your dockmaster know it’s yours and you want to keep it. We will try to give multiple warnings before disposing of the clutter, but we don’t know what belongs to a boater and what was abandoned here by old customers. No one wants to come to a junk yard and its getting cleaned up. If you have anything of value around the property you should let us know or get it out of here.

Pump Out Boat We have had problems with the pump on the pump out boat lately. It has some age on it and our continuing repairs are causing some down time. A complete new pump system is $10,000 and a rebuilt pump is only about $4,000. Unfortunately, the pumps are from Germany and both parts and pumps are currently on backorder. We are on the list for a reconditioned pump and the pump on the boat is currently in working order. Hopefully we will have a new rebuilt pump soon and the inconvenience of not being able to pump you out every week will be a thing of the past. Our pump out boat is currently working and there are actually 3 other pump out stations on Bayou Chico should you need a pump out.

Oil Recycling We have motor oil recycling at Island Cove Marina. It costs the Marina for every gallon of oil and oil filter we recycle. On our last oil pick up there was 13 gallons of water in the oil so we had a rather large bill from the oil recycling company. We will be locking the oil recycling center so just ask at the ship store for us to unlock it when dumping motor oil.

New Pass around the Island The US Coast Guard replaced the day markers on the channel to the south of the Island in front Island Cove Marina. The channel runs from Island Cove, past Bells Marine and Pelicans Perch. It is a shorter way to get out of the Bayou from Island Cove. At high summer tide it is 6’ deep but at low summer tide it is 4.5’. At low winter tides I wouldn’t try it at all. If your draft is 4.5’ or more I suggest you continue to go around and stick to the main channel except at high tide. It has been made deeper from the tidal flows and commercial traffic. Use it at your own risk but it is a nice short cut.

May Events –

May 01, 2018 Bands on the Beach – Twang Gang7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

May 05-06, 2018 Pensacola Crawfish Festival – Bartrum Park downtown

May 08, 2018 Bands on the Beach –  True Blue Band 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

May 12-13th Pro Watercross National Tour – Pensacola Beach Pier 11:00 to 6:00 Saturday and 9:00 to 3:00 Sunday

May 15, 2018 Bands on the Beach – Mass Kunfuzion 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion
May 18, 2018 Gallery Night 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Downtown Pensacola

May 22, 2018 Bands on the Beach –  Deception 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

May 29, 2018 Bands on the Beach – The Rowdies 7-9 Gulfside Pavilion


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___________                   


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,