Marina Etiquette Tips Based on personal experience and observation I have come up with the below list of etiquette tips for getting along at the marina. If you have additional suggestions please add them. - At areas where multiple boaters need to use the same location like the gas dock, waste pump-out station or launch ramp, do what you need to do then move your boat. If you need to go to the bathroom, talk to another person or purchase some supplies do this after you have vacated these areas. - Keep dock lines, water hoses, power cords and other such items neatly coiled and placed in such a way that they are not a tripping hazard or mess to other people using the docks. - If itâ€™s a windy day or tight quarters itâ€™s considered polite to help another boater dock. Normally this means someone that is docking within a couple of slips from where you are. This often requires nothing more then holding a line if tossed to you until a person form the boat is able to tie it off the way they prefer. - Obey no wake inside any marina with plenty to spare. If you are going to error, error on the side of going too slow. - If you are tying up along a guest seawall do so in such a manor that your boat does not hog more room then it should. If there is a 60 foot wall and you have a 28 foot boat donâ€™t take your 28 feet out of the middle. Pick one side or the other. - Along a sea wall use a spring line in each direction so your boat does not move in either direction causing your boat to hit another boat. - Turn your VHF radio to LOW power so if you make a call when close to other boats you do not damage other boaterâ€™s radios. - Do not use the VHF radio for boat to land based communications unless it is with a licensed shore station like the marina itself. Not only does this clutter the airways its illegal per the FCC. Use a family frequency hand held or cell phone for this purpose. - Keep music / TV volume at a reasonable level. Sound travels very well over the water. Keep this in mind when talking too. - Keep your kids off other peopleâ€™s boats and under reasonable control. Donâ€™t let them grab and play with other boaterâ€™s water lines, dock lines, etc. - Respect quiet hours. This varies marina to marina. Mostly I see this posted as after 11:00PM but varies from marina to marina so check. - Return dock carts to their proper location when finished using.