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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Nov 2018 | San Diego Bay
*Veterans Day Dinner & Dance on November 10th*
News from the Dockmaster
Hello Chula Vista Mariners! I want to thank all those who came out and participated in our annual Baja haha Marine Gear Swap Meet. This swap meet was the best we have ever had due to an excellent number of sellers with some really useful gear. Not to mention we were lucky enough to miss the rain. If you happened to have missed it never fear as there is always next year! We will be having our Spring Season Swap Meet on Saturday May 4th, 2019. So mark it on your calendars now because it will be here in no time.
This brings me to my next topic: Winterizing your vessel! Don’t worry, I know how easy it is to forget about preparing for winter when we live in such a paradise called San Diego. But, as we do every year, we will have a couple of good storms that come our way. So, I recommend to take some time and
  • inspect your docklines for any fraying and/or tearing. 
  • Check all bilge pumps to make sure you don’t accumulate any rainwater in the bilge.
  • Walk around your slip and make sure there are no stored items that could be blown into the water.
  • And lastly, please make sure all your sails are secure.
Every year we have a couple rogue sails that get caught in the wind and turn out to be a real danger and a headache for the boat owner. With just taking a few preventative steps, you will possibly save yourself time, frustation and money. Of course, our Friendly Staff and Security Guards will assist in keeping a good eye out for inclement weather to ensure your pride-and-joy is stored safely at the Chula Vista Marina. But even at that, you don’t want to get one of those middle-of-the-night calls asking you to come down and secure your sails.
For some of you, the change in season means less time spent on the boat. If you are someone who falls in that category, don’t forget about our awesome Concierge Program ran by Rigo Hernandez. For just $2.95 times the length of your boat per month, as a Chula Vista Marina Concierge Member, we will manage these services monthly for your convenience:
  • Professional boat wash
  • Bottom Cleaning done by Lighthouse Diving Services. Includes: shafts, rudder, props, out drives (+$20) and trim tabs
  • Pump Out by Neptune
This is a great way to keep your vessel in great shape. It’s also a relief knowing that when you’re away, your boat is being cared for and serviced monthly. If you are interested, please call the office, and we can get you in touch with Rigo, our amazing Concierge Service Rep. 
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman, Dockmaster
Welcome to our New Mariners
  1. Ron & Patty Ashby purchased a beautiful 40’ Westsail named Sally here in the marina. Van Peterson & Leslie Hastings powered in their 50’ Jefferson Yacht named Diva from Marina Del Ray. Steven & Tawni Swann sailed in their very nice 47’ Fastwater Tahnee Mara from Port Townsend. Philip Scobel & Helen Beck are bringing in their 46’ Chris Craft Bella Vita from Shelter Cove Marina. Bill Black purchased a 27’ Chapparal already here in the marina. Marc Bouclier brought in his 33’ Egg Harbor Drifter Dream from his mooring. Timothy & Carol Karinen sailed in their 35’ Hunter Cool Change from Marina Del Ray. Ryan McGuire sailed in his Cal 34’ Wes Sun. Emil Pikula powered in on his beautiful 55’ Sea Ray No Expectations from the Marriott Marquis. Wayne & Lucinda Marvin returned with their 31’ S2 Ambiance from Shelter Island Marina. Craig & Heather Nattkemper sailed in their awesome 51’ Passport Legacy from Foss Harbor, Tacoma, WA. Richard Dixon & Stefanie Waanders sailed in their amazing 76’ Marten/Tripp Lady K from Shilshole Bay Marina. Stephen & Dearrah brought in their 26’ Sea Ray Hakunah Matatta. William & Angela Miller sailed in their 27’ Catalina Tjuringa from the mooring. Ted & Cynthia Karsh powered in on their 35’ Mainship from Cabrillo Island. Phillip Parker sailed in on his Hunter 37’ Mistral from Marina Del Ray. Thomas Morgan powered in his awesome 54’ Post Sportfisher Talisman from Marina Del Ray. Ron Ritter sailed in his 72’ Challenge Sea Dragon from Breakwater Cove Marina. Raymond Listack purchased a nice 26’ Maxum here in the marina. Emily Cichanski came in on her 29’ Catalina Amerika II from California Yacht Marina. Evelyn Franco brought in her 32’ Slickcraft from Cabrillo Marina. Jason Hedden sailed in his 29’ Lancer Qilas from Humphreys Marina. Armando Ambriz & Connie Solis came in on their 25’ Bayliner Kicking It. Nate & Barbara Chevalier brought in their new 21’ Suntracker. Sascha Merz sailed in his 36’ Catalina Unwinder from the Kona Kai Marina. Hamilton Orellana sailed in his 39’ Islander Ketch World’s Atlas. Clint Barry powered in on his 44’ Luhrs sport fisher Dreamer from Miami, Florida. Howard Smith sailed in on his awesome 42’ Feltze scorpion Nomzamo. Mary & Doug David came in on their amazing 46’ Nordhavn One Life. Welcome one and all!
Everything Must Go!
Here is the sale of a lifetime, and it’s just in time for the Christmas holiday season. The RV Store is in CLOSE-OUT MODE, and that means huge (did I say huge) savings on everything in stock. We will be doing 50% off specials, 2 for 1 specials, and “name that price” promotions between now and Christmas. This is your chance to really bag a deal, so stop by on your next visit.
Bring this coupon and--no matter how low the sales price is--you can take another 20% off ONE ITEM. One Coupon per Slip, valid at the Chula Vista RV Resort Store.
20% Off Coupon for RV Store
Valid through Dec 25, 2018
Friendly Reminder - Helpful
Starting in November, all tenants who wish to purchase or replace a parking permit will have to provide the marina office with a current copy of the vehicle registration. Vehicles that park in the marina lot must display current registration. No exceptions. Also please update your vehicle information with us if you have changed or sold vehicles. The permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another. If you do come down to the marina with another vehicle or have guests who stay with you overnight, please come to the office to get a temporary guest pass. 
Upcoming Events
Veterans Day Dinner & Dance 
Saturday, November 10 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Please help us celebrate Veterans Day with a special salute to our Vietnam Veterans. We will serve up our now famous beef stew and cornbread for dinner along with a live musical concert beforehand put on by the “Trade Winds”. Don’t bring an empty pocket - the proceeds for the night will be donated to the Vietnam Veterans and their families and youth.
Thanksgiving Day Potluck 
Thursday, November 22
Come and join us as we’ll be serving turkey and gravy in the Poolside Room at 3 pm. You’ll want to remember to bring all the ingredients for one of those special dishes to share. All side dishes should serve 6-8 people. Please sign up at the RV Resort Central Courtyard as we need to know how many turkeys we’ll need to prepare.
Friday, November 23
Help us observe the beginning of the Christmas Season at 4:30 pm in the Sunset Pavilion as we toast the end of the Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year). We’ll have our favorite DJ George James playing music and even do a little Karaoke if you’d like. As always, the bar will be open.
Mark Your Calendar - December Events
Winter Wonderland Weekend 
Friday-Saturday | December 7-8
It is a sight that everyone must see at least once. The Resort transforms into a Winter Wonderland with RVs all decked out in their Holiday finest. There are lights everywhere and I mean everywhere! The Happy Campers will be here for their 17th year! Their group of exuberant and gleeful people ensures that this is one of the best weekends of the year. It is the last chance you will have to see this spectacular event.
Saturday, December 8 | 5:30 pm 
While you’re enjoying all the beautiful lights in the RV Resort, stop by the Poolside Room for some festive holiday candies. Admission is a donation for Marine’s Toy for Tots – for each donation you will receive a raffle ticket. At 6 pm we’ll announce the winners of the decorating contest as well as the raffle winners. It’s a great way to share the reason for the season. 
Marina Classes for November
Marina Classes are free to CVM tenants and members of CG Auxilary and US Power Squadron. For all others there is a $10 fee. For more information call the Marina Office at 619-691-1860 .
Friday Morning Classes On-going | 8:30 - 11:00 am 
Photoshop - Bring your laptop.
November 3 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Mariners Lounge
About Boating Safely
This beginning boating class provides the knowledge needed to obtain a California Boater Card. This is a terrific class for new boat owners. Topics include types of boats, trailering, navigation, boat handling, boating problems, safe boating, hunting, fishing & water skiing and more. This is an 8-hour class 9:00 am to 5:00 pm the fee is $35. Limited seating so sign up now . Approved for CA Boater Card. Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary. 619-922-0231.
Saturday November 24 - Part 1 Body Mechanics
Instructor Tanja Koster USCG licensed Captain with Teach 2 Sail will be hosting a two-part class, helping our boaters to “Build Confidence”.
Part 1-Body Mechanics. Take the strain out of jobs, both for you and your yacht.
Part 2- Basic Diesel Maintenance. Being proactive, and taking care of things before they become a problem.
The cost for the class will be $20 per person and $30 for couples.
Free WiFi2
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