On the Waterfront
Operating Hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 8 pm., Saturday and Sunday
Landings Harbor Marina
The weather truly ruled this week. We had several weekdays that were overcast with afternoon storms keeping our boaters from coming out. Luckily, we had a beautiful Saturday, with more than 140 boat moves completed and a dry start to the day Sunday with 73 moves before it started to rain. On one of the rainy days, we got a visitor in our basin, a small alligator. All was quiet that afternoon, so he did not bother anyone or interfere with any of our boaters.
Our Marinas team power-washed the porches to remove all the debris from the multiple storms of late.
We started getting cold beverages from Southern Eagle Distributing again after a short hiatus as they changed to a new payment platform. Customers were happy to see some of their favorites back in the fridge. We are still anxiously awaiting the replenishment of current as well as some new apparel items. It is never too early to start thinking about the holidays. We are working with some vendors to get the store stocked for the gift giving season. We hope that lots of Landings Marinas items will be unwrapped and bring joy to those who receive them!
Landings Harbor wet, dry, and jet ski storage slots are staying at 100% capacity. We are filling vacated slips as quickly as they come open. Staff are keeping a waiting list for those who need a place to keep their boat. It is nice to see some movement on the waiting list for those who have been waiting patiently for a long time.
The Landings Sailing Program
The Landings Sailing Club took all three of the J-24’s and one Rhodes 19 sailboat out for the Beer Can Race/Social Event on Friday, July 16. They had an exhilarating sail and then enjoyed socializing with one another at the Dockside Bar. The event was shared with a going away gathering for T.J., who is leaving the Carefree Boat Club after several years. He was never hesitant to lend us a hand when needed, and he will be missed around the marina.
There were 11 smiling sailing students in the classroom session on July 17. This class is becoming more and more popular each month. The next Saturday classroom session will be August 21. The water session will be held the following Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday based on student and instructor availability, weather, and tides. Class size is limited to ten students. For more information, contact Angela Margolit (973-296-8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Landings Dry Storage Activity
Delegal Creek Marina
Summer operating Hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Delegal Creek Marina
This week had frequent afternoon storms. Five boats arrived Sunday evening July 18 to take shelter from a storm. We did not have much daily boat traffic, but kayak rentals had consistent use in the hours of sun we had each day. The Delegal tower closet had gathered many things over the years and needed to be cleaned and re-organized. Some of the dock carts here needed new wheels and bearings. An order was placed directly with the manager of West Marine. A large wasp nest on the fixed pier was taken out, so we now have countless happy resident walkers, as expected!
Recently, the Marinas underwent a loss control evaluation by Chubb Commercial Marine. Some items were recommended to the properties to meet new and existing NFPA, National Water Safety Council, and “Good Marine Practice” standards. Several life ring stations at the beginning of each dock received new retrieving lines. To preserve the retrieving lines, new bagged lines help prevent the sun and salt from deteriorating the polypropylene lines. Additional fire extinguisher placement on the fuel dock was also recommended. These upgrades will be installed during the following week.
This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website. Visit landings.org to read the original article. https://landings.org/news/2021/07/23/waterfront