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Marina News September 2018

Hurricane Season and the Weather– We have had a bit or rain but so far so good. Things on the tropical storm front have been quiet for us. We watch the weather closely and take it seriously. Be sure your boat can handle heavy winds, and everything is secure. We never know when a squall or even a tornado may blast threw the Marinas.

The New Ferries – Beware of the new ferries out in the Bay and the sound. They run a route from Down Town Pensacola to Ft. Pickens, to Quiet Water Beach and back again. One ferry runs clock wise and the other counter clockwise. They tend to kick up a bit of a wake and don’t always deviate from there route even if you may think you have the right of way. A new channel at Quiet Water, with pilings and day markers, is almost a mile long and it is for the ferries. Be careful not to stop or anchor in the new channel. The traffic is heavy, and the ferries don’t stop quickly.

Port-O-Potty’s – We had an incident at Yacht Harbor a couple of weeks ago. It was a bit of a mess in the Ladies room. In our experience that type of mess comes from emptying port-o-potty tanks into the toilet bowl. If you leave that type of mess on the walls I’m sure you where covered with the same type of mess. When you dump the tank into a toilet the stuff splashes all over the place. The correct and easiest way to do it is to stop by the launch ramp on Mahogany Mill Road next to Palm Harbor. They have a pump out hose and attachment to suck that stuff right out of the holding tank for free. No mess, no problem. Helpful hint #10

September Events –

September 01, 2018 Gulf Coast Summer Fest - Jazz Edition 3:30 PM - 11:45 PM Location: Pensacola Community Maritime Park 301 W Main Street

September 04, 2018 Bands on the Beach – John Hart Project 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

September 08, 2018 Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival - Bayview Park 2001 E Lloyd St

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September 08, 2018 VETTES AT THE BEACH - Casino Beach Parking Lot Pensacola Beach, Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

September 11, 2018 Bands on the Beach – Chloe Channel 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

September 15, 2018 Taste of the Beach 2018 - Casino Beach Boardwalk Pensacola Beach 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

September 18, 2018 Bands on the Beach – Dr. Breeze 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

September 21, 2018 Gallery Night downtown Pensacola on Palafox Street

September 25, 2018 Bands on the Beach – Torch of Gray 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

September 28 - 30, 2018 Pensacola Seafood Festival – Seville Square Park

Old Marina News August 2018

Hurricane Season – So far so good. Some good news from top hurricane forecasters: The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season should be quieter than normal, according to a new prediction just released. The nation's top seasonal hurricane forecasters – predict 10 named tropical storms will form, of which four will become hurricanes. That is a sharp decrease from their forecast in April, when they said 7 hurricanes would form. One system, Subtropical Storm Alberto, already formed in May. If the quiet forecast comes to fruition, 2018 will be a welcome relief after the destructive 2017 season, which saw monsters like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria tear paths of death and destruction across the Caribbean and the U.S. Even with this revised forecast we are keeping an eye on the tropical storms. If you would like to be on our tropical storm warning e-mailing list please send me an e-mail and let me know you want to be on the list. Your address will not be given out to anyone and you can elect to be removed any time you want. My e-mail address is Naybor@bellsouth.net

Island Cove Marina – We have repaired the dock railings along the boardwalk from A doc to C dock. We continue to work on grading the land on the west side of the marina and expect to have it completed this month. We will be replacing lights on the docks with new LED lights this month. We will be power washing the board walk and steps to help make them less slippery when wet.

Palm Harbor MarinaWe will be trimming Palm Trees now that things are slowing down a bit after Blue Angles. We will anchor the keypad for the gate down so it no longer wobbles.

 Yacht Harbor Marina – We are putting a new LED light in the parking lot by the dock entrance. We will be dumping piles of gravel in the parking lot to fill behind the sea wall and grade the parking lot to remove any low spots and puddles. We will be trimming Palm Trees now that things are slowing down a bit after Blue Angles.

E-Billing – We are changing to e-billing starting in August. Please check your spam folder to be sure that you have the email. If we don’t have your email address we will need it from you. If you need or want to continue to receive bills by regular mail just let us know and we will continue to mail you a bill. We appreciate your patience during this transition.

August Events –

August 07, 2018 Bands on the Beach –  Hot Sauce Band7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

August 14, 2018 Bands on the Beach –Deja vu 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

August 17, 2018  Gallery Night – Gallery Night downtown Pensacola on Palafox Street

August 21, 2018 Bands on the Beach – The Astronauts 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

August 28, 2018 Bands on the Beach –Class X 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion

August 30, 2018 UWF football season starts at Wahoo Stadium 7:00 pm


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,