Shipshape and Bristol Fashion!

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion!

Safety
It's not just good seamanship to keep our boats and docks shipshape… now it's the rule. The Board has ammended our House Rules to include a provision to help maintain a pleasing and nautical appearance in our marina. Rule 33 reads: All watercraft harbored in the Marina shall be aesthetically maintained as determined by the Board. Boat decks shall be kept free from non-nautical clutter; plastic wrap and tarps are not allowed for shading devices (shrink wrap is allowed for the winter season but must be removed by the summer rental period) and vessel exterior shall not have excessive mold or mildew. Most of us take great pride in one of our most prized and enjoyed possessions. Let's all make sure that we project that pride and seamanship to our slipmates and visitors…
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Marina Etiquette: Entering the Channel

Marina Etiquette: Entering the Channel

Safety
The Rules of the Road are based on the broad reasoning that the more maneuverable vessel must give way to the less maneuverable vessel. In the case of Limestone Marina, this generally means that boats entering the marina should give-way to boats leaving it. It may seem like common sense to those that have been around the marina for many years, but dangerous situations have occurred when entering vessels have assumed they will have plenty of room in the channel to pass side-by-side when they encounter a beamy cruiser or sail boat constrained by her draft, which must proceed directly down the middle, or risk running aground. The situation most often occurs when an up-stream bound boat “cuts the corner” and enters the channel without checking to see if there is…
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