By Mel Fabisak, Director
Slips are closed and there are signs at each. The slip committee, if they were at a slip work party, would be the only people that would be exempt. They would be wearing life vests and have a safety ladders at the ready. A member let a film crew out on the docks to take pictures, I think for the paper? This could have been a fatal mistake. Please understand when we cannot authorize these types of actions.
The low water continues to be a challenge for both deep draft boats and getting down to your boat. There has been much discussion on how to address both issues. The real solution is more water but that’s not likely to happen before this summer. Slip licensees were very cooperative at the annual slip change event to help members with deep draft boats move to slips in deeper water. Attending the next slip committee meeting with any suggestions would be appreciated.
At the end of the 2012 boating season, a note was sent to slip licensees notifying them of an extra week to close their slips and a list of slips that still needed work to prepare them for the winter. After two weeks very few did anything to rectify the violations. Per the terms of the slip license, these members were billed after the slip committee completed the winterizing of these slips.
Good news ~ the main water supply lines from the shore to “D” dock and from shore to “B” dock have been replaced. Thanks to all the members that came to help to save the club lots of money and downtime during the season.
Slips will be open again in no time, I would like to thank in advance all the volunteers that help keep SSYC the Harbor of Hospitality.
Saturday morning January 19 saw a large crowd at the Club. Can Spring be far away if its time for the Slip ‘move and choose’ event. Good news for all on the Slip Waiting List, everyone on the list was able to get a slip and we’ve a number of slips still vacant, which a good recruiting tool for new members.