Slip closing is just around the corner and your slip committee will be having a meeting on October 16th at 7:00 PM to establish plans for a safe and efficient closing and winterizing of the slips. The work party to close the slips will be held on Saturday November 1st at 9:00 AM.
Please remember that when you winterize your slip, all equipment attached to your slip must be raised above the lowest part of your finger pier. Also, all lines, hoses, electrical cables, and the like must be completely removed. The committee will not notify you of any discrepancies, the offending equipment will be removed by committee members, possibly disposed of, and the slip owner may be assessed a one hundred dollar forfeiture.
The club currently has enough dock box brackets for A and B docks. Weather permitting the committee hopes to have the brackets installed before inclement weather arrives. Dock boxes that are mounted on new brackets and are all the way off the main pier may remain in place over the winter. If your dock box is not on new brackets or is constructed of a material other than fiberglass, it must be removed from the docks. If your vessel is stored on club grounds you may store your dock box under your vessel. If you do not store your vessel at the club there is a fifty dollar storage fee to keep your dock box on club grounds. Please be sure that your name and slip number are visible on your box when left for storage. Failure to have your name and slip number on your dock box may result in your box being removed from club grounds and disposed of.
All finger piers that have a step down from the main dock will have the word “STEP” stenciled in yellow paint at the location of the elevation change. This is being done to bring the club into compliance with our insurance carrier’s requirements.
Slip contracts for next year are being revised to reflect new safety requirements mandated by our insurance carrier and the State of Wisconsin. Next year, no electrical cords other than approved 30 and 50 amp shore power cords will be allowed to be connected to club electrical pedestals. Plan now to have your boat's electrical system checked or updated by a qualified marine electrician to be sure that you will be in compliance with the new requirements. Failure to abide by the new requirements shall result in your vessel being disconnected from club electrical service. Our insurance carrier is mandating the changes because of deaths in other parts of the country from faulty boat or marina electrical systems.
As a reminder, slip contracts will be offered only to members in good standing according to club policy.
I would like to thank members in advance for coming to the November first slip closing work party. The more members who assist, the faster and smoother the closing process will be. I also wish to thank the slip tenants for their cooperation to make the closing go as smoothly as possible.