We are working on getting the water system on and ready for use by the first week of April. We now have to go through a Virginia State Water certification process before we can “announce” that the water is available for use. It takes a couple of days to receive the certification after the water system is actually turned on. We will announce on Facebook and the website when the water is back on–officially. Hopefully it will all be certified by the weekend of April 4th.
We had hoped to keep the marina open a little longer, but as you may have noticed, Mother Nature is forecast to give us several nights of extreme low temperatures. In order to prevent any damage to exposed pipes and plumbing in the marina, we will be beginning the winterization process of the marina this weekend, November 15-16 starting with the two remote bath houses. Hopefully the marina will be completely winterized by next Tuesday night, November 18th. This will included all dock water, pump out station, laundry facility, our trucked in water for your water tanks and the two remote bath houses. As in the past, the main bath house by the pool will be left open and operational.
Sorry for the short notice. Winter is coming rather quickly to our marina. Let’s hope it doesn’t stay around too long!
We are planning on de-winterizing the marina by the weekend of April 5th if Mother Nature cooperates! I know we all are looking forward to washing our boats, filling our water tanks and using the restrooms closest to our slips!
We will be resurfacing the main entrance drive as soon as the weather breaks. I have asked for notice from our contractor, but we have no guarantee he will give it to me prior to arriving to do the work. If you arrive and see the work equipment, for those of you on A, B, and F Docks, please use the drive from the boat yard next door ( F Dock go in front of the lighthouse and around to your slip ). G, C, D, and E Docks, please use the far entrance to the marina. Also beware of your speed on the new drive. We are installing speed bumps!
Take a look around the marina. Notice anything new? We are always looking for ways we can improve on marina safety. There are now 16 new bright orange life rings installed through out the marina. Please take the time to locate the one nearest your slip just in case of an emergency.
Opening Day PARTY!!!
Now, everyone who knows me, knows I love a party!!!! Those of you who know me also know that I can throw one heck of a marina party. Well, April 26th is the beginning of Opening Weekend for the marina and Stingray Harbour Yacht Club! On Saturday, April 26th from 2:00 – 5:00pm we will be having our famous annual Open House Party in the Stingray Point Lighthouse! There will be plenty of food and drink for all so please write down the date and come and say hello to old and new marina friends! I can’t wait to see you all!!!
I would also like to let everyone know that the Schooner Virginian will be in Deltaville the weekend of April 26th. It will be docked at Fishing Bay Harbor Marina. Please visit our Facebook page for more information on tours and activities throughout the weekend.
Last of all, as the season approaches, I would like to thank everyone for respecting my privacy and “off duty time” while I am on my boat. All the marina phone calls that go directly to the office number ( 804- 776-7272 ) and the emails about marina issues have really allowed me some “me time”. Of course, if there is a true emergency, LET ME KNOW!!!
Not long now everyone! IT WILL BE A GREAT SEASON!!!!!
Burrrrrr! It is cold and winter has settled into the marina. As some of you may already know, the marina has been winterized. What this means is there is no water on the docks, no water for filling your tanks onboard, no pump out and the two remote bath houses are closed for the winter. We have the main bath house by the pool open for slip holder usage all winter. I hope it will be a short winter!
Please be aware that updated slips rates effective with the 2014 season have been posted to the website slip rates page. There have been no increases in slip rates for the past three years. In this time period, the marina has completed major capitol improvements. An increase of $100 to $200 per year for most slips on A, B, C, E, F and G docks will be in effect with all future billing. Slip rates remain unchanged for D dock as this was done following completion of renovations.
Remember, we ask that you unplug your boats and do not run electricity to have your heat pumps running on your boat unless you are here and using it. Please empty your refrigeration systems as well. Electricity does go out during winter storms and I would hate to see what will happen in your frig!
Try and stay warm this winter. Remember, spring is only a few months away!
New Marina Map
We have a new map of the marina on our website. It indicates the location of the AED, plus all the swim ladders and fire extinguishers in the marina. Please take a moment to look at the new map and become familiar with the location of these important safety items closest to your slip. Let’s have fun this summer and be safe. Check it out.