Just received this email.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gofirstclass, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Good afternoon,

    Effective March 18, XXXXXXX Yacht Club in accordance of our COVID-19 protocol, will not be accepting reciprocal visitors until further notice. The XYC office will also be closed except for emergencies.

    We would appreciate if you would inform your members of this information.

    The XXXXXXXX Yacht Club is grateful to our yachting reciprocal friends but during this time we find ourselves needing to take these measures. We look forward to once again being able to renew our reciprocal friendships soon.

    We will advise you as soon as this restriction has been lifted. This information and any updates will appear on the XXXXXX Yacht Club Facebook page.

    Stay Safe,

    The XXXXXXX Yacht Club
    Executive and Reciprocal Committee
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Stranger danger.... some marinas around us have sent the employees home... we are still in winter storage mode but anyone needing work from the mechanics is out of luck for a while
  3. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island. N.Y.
    2005 500DB
    2008 205 Sport
    2018 Sea Doo Spark
    Furuno Electronics
    Honda 30HP
    Sea doo 90 HO
    Our marina here in Fla closed the gym, and all classes. it’s just a matter of time before the restaurants close.
  4. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
    I was up at my boat today and they had a full crew, working on people's spring work lists. I just hope it continues and they start launching them in a few weeks...
  5. Knotayat

    Knotayat Member

    Jul 27, 2018
    98 Trojan 440 Express
    Cummins QSM-11's
    Yesterday, I got an e-mail stating that they are limiting the storage yard access to employees only. Today, they had to send a follow up e-mail. I can only imagine the questions and fussing they got from other owners over this. I thought this follow up e-mail was pretty well written:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Yesterday I sent out an announcement about our ongoing COVID-19 response and accompanying restrictions. It appears, based on some responses I received, that this came as a shock. Regrettably, it is a real pandemic with real loss of life and real consequences for those that refuse to follow the governments recommended restrictions.

    Please understand that we are following all CDC guidelines (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not Chicago Dock & Canal) and it is our top priority to help this global pandemic go away as quickly as possible – not be part of the problem.

    We are restricting access to our facility (Yard & Office) to essential employees only until further notice as we continue to monitor the situation and all government recommendations to stem the spread of COVID-19. This includes weekends.

    We are in the business of supporting and serving boaters in the Chicago Area. Not only our motto but our team’s mission is to Make Boating Better. We are undertaking these unfortunate steps now as a means to ensure that you can go boating when the time comes. We are fortunate that no one on our team has been stricken with the virus and we are taking every step possible to maintain the health of our team members.

    We hope this will not last long and we will continue to keep you posted with any further developments.
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  6. mnm99

    mnm99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2015
    Long Island
    2004 340 SeaRay Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Merc
    Pretty much everything is closed here in NY. My boat goes in the water in 4 weeks. I'm going to self quarantine on it and make sure it's full of toilet paper and beer.o_O Ride out to the middle of the long Island sound and wait for this to end. Crazy!
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  7. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    Kind of a mixed breed here is Southern Western Shore Maryland. Spoke to one marina owner at hardware store Sunday and he said they were wide open getting boats ready and in the water. Where as spoke to the service manager of a different marina 30 minutes away he stated they have received requests from about 1/3 of there customers not to prep their boats as they are unsure if they will be able partake in boating this season due to financial and travel restrictions. Guess just depends on the clients that they serve and support. The later marina serves mostly larger boats - 28 ft to 70 ft + and are 95% pleasure, a lot of out of town owners. The first marina serves smaller boats - 16 to 28 but also some 28+, and are a mix of pleasure and work vessels. Mostly local customers.
  8. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Our marina is still planning to open on schedule. The yard where we store is working. I haven’t heard from either of any limitations, but then our season doesn’t start until late May.

    I don’t know how many of my neighbors will show up though. The couple we share the finger dock with are doctors, the guy on the other side drives planes for United and we have three contractors and a restaurant owner on the dock. As for us we’re retired and although the value of our holdings has suffered, our income hasn’t. So as long as there are places to go, we’ll be boating. Actually if it weren’t for the dog we’d probably pack up and go find a nice place anchor for the summer.
  9. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    What facility. I’m up in Winthrop harbor and there’s been nothing yet.
  10. craigswardmtb

    craigswardmtb Active Member

    Jul 2, 2013
    Mystic, CT
    2004 420 DB
    2005 360 Fiesta Vee
    Cummins 6CTA
    Our marina here in CT is still operating but i expect that will change in the next week as they implement more aggressive restrictions. Kind of a bummer for us as we can't launch until they install our new hydraulic platform, which is on a truck in route to the marina. I'm hoping they can get it installed next week before its too late. If they don't i suspect they'll be closed for some time and once reopened it will simply be a mad rush to get boats in the water. We were planning on an early April launch but i bet that is delayed quite a bit. Oh well. We are in a pandemic so i shouldn't be griping about not being able to get on my boat.
    I am far from retirement, I envy the day, but I do run a healthcare technology sales org, which is obviously in HIGH demand right now. So i won't complain just yet about not having money to go boating. 3-6-9 months from now that may be a different story....
  11. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    I am at Ft Pierce City Marina until the end of the month. They announced yesterday they aren't taking any new reservations.
  12. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Golfman25 - I just put my launch on hold - SB's was perfectly fine with the hold. I do have to have some work done but held off on that also - just not going to spend the cash until I see where this all falls out and the work is not critical. At the worst I will launch and simply leave the boat in the slip since it is paid for... no need to pay for "summer storage" at SB's if the summer goes south with the virus...
  13. dcpringle

    dcpringle Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Regatta Point Yachting Center, Deltaville VA
    2000 Sea Ray 480DB "Diamond Girl"
    Cat 3196 660HP
    I own Regatta Point Yachting Center in VA, and we are completely open as of now, taking reservations etc. Our team has been hard at work to get ready for the upcoming season. We have had several people already getting into the water for the season... Our RO water is already on for the docks...
  14. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB
    I made my reservation for July Don, hoping to be able to visit still...
  15. Kwik

    Kwik Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2019
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    2017 F150 Ecoboost 4x4
    Raymarine Axiom 9
    Raymarine Sirius 200 reciever
    5.0 Mercruiser w/Bravo III drives
    Not seeing the point of getting our boat out of storage right now. It is paid until june1. Army Corp of Engineers has all the lakes around here shut down. No place to boat.
  16. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    They can shut down lakes? Hmm....this is exactly where I plan to shelter-in-place, on the lake, in my boat!!!
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  17. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128

    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    Good plan Stee! I just called Grand Isle. They said business as usual. No restrictions as yet. I plan to splash April 15th. When are you going in?
  18. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Hoping for mid-April as well. I wouldn't mind getting in a bit earlier. I'd hate to get stranded inside a warm building due to lack of a properly trained travelift driver...or a ban on said driver reporting to work :)
  19. Pierpressure1

    Pierpressure1 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 8, 2015
    Richmond, VA
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3116
    We received an email from our Dockmaster yesterday that the facilities will be closed indefinitely including fuel and pump out. He along with the owners are elderly so I can understand the decision due to their higher risk level.
  20. dcpringle

    dcpringle Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Regatta Point Yachting Center, Deltaville VA
    2000 Sea Ray 480DB "Diamond Girl"
    Cat 3196 660HP
    Can't wait to meet you in person. I'm hoping to be down there full time by then, if all goes well.. We'll see...

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