Landings Harbor Marina’s operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Delegal Creek Marina’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day.
Boating is my favorite season! I’m not alone, as many people love this time of year that is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be happier at the Marinas. We welcome the sunshine, people gathering on the porch, the beeping of the forklifts, as they are busy moving boats, and the pelicans flying overhead. We love the flags waving, the dogs coming in for treats, the thirsty customers, dolphins swimming by, the laughter of the children, and all the other activities warmer weather brings.
Just as our staff are getting the Marinas ready for the boating season, this is the perfect time for our boaters to make sure their boats are in top shape. Ideally, you should’ve run the engine every few weeks during the off-season to keep the internal parts fresh and fuel from gumming up in the fuel lines and injectors. If you had not done so, now would be the time to do it. Hopefully, getting a jump on the list below will help you avoid last-minute issues once you’re ready to hop into your boat.
- Check the battery connections for corrosion and clean as necessary.
- Tighten connections if needed.
- Check the steering fluid and fill the reservoir.
- Check spark plugs and replace them if necessary.
- Check all switches to make sure your bilge pumps, aerators, wash down pumps, lights, horn, etc., are working correctly.
- Look at your anchor rope to see if it has frayed.
- Don’t forget to check the date of your safety flares and fire extinguishers.
As a reminder, dredging at Landings Harbor Marina will continue into March.
In other boating news, The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be at Landings Harbor Marina to offer Vessel Safety Checks on Sunday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This service is free of charge. You can call the Marina Office (912-598-1901) or enter a boat movement on the BoatCloup App to have your boat placed on a wash rack that day for the inspection. If you have any questions, call Jay Gleeson (917-783-0269).
The Ship’s Store is getting geared up for everyone as well. Restocking of your favorite Landings Harbor apparel and new items will be added each month leading up to summer. We have youth-sized custom Landings burgee t-shirts and AFTCO shorts for boys this year. Please watch the weekly updates for details.
The Geechee Sailing Club is in its 43rd year hosting the St. Patrick’s Regatta. The Regatta is scheduled for March 29. For details on how you can participate in this exciting event, please visit their website (www.geecheesailingclub.org/racing).
The Landings Sailing Club will offer a Basic Sailing Course, led by a certified SEAS (Society for the Education of American Sailors) instructor in collaboration with sailors from TLSC. The two-day intensive course includes interactive classroom instruction plus an on-the-water session to practice boat and sail-handling skills. This class will be held Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The water session is scheduled for the following week. Class size is limited to 10. The cost is $100 per student, $25 of which is refunded if you join TLSC within 30 days. Please contact Angela Margolit (973-296-8011 or email@example.com) with questions or to register.
Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you at the Marinas!
This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website. Visit landings.org to read the original article. https://landings.org/news/2022/03/15/marinas-update%C2%A0