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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Feb 2021 | San Diego Bay
*Galley has just REOPENED!!!*
News from the Dockmaster
Welcome Mariners to the February edition of the Chula Vista Marina Resort newsletter. I hope everyone is off to a good start for 2021. In this issue we’ll discuss how to effectively and safely heat your vessel during these colder months as well as review the pet policy here at the Marina.
I’d like to take a moment to announce a new vendor that is servicing the Marina.  Captain Pumpout  is a new pump-out service that has been approved to work in the Marina. Currently, they’re servicing the Marina on Wednesdays. You can make an appointment via their website at   https://captainpumpout.com/  or by calling directly at 619-780-7867. Also, something I thought was pretty cool was a downloadable app you can get on your phone to schedule your pump-out needs.  Neptune Marine  is also available for your pump-out needs as well doing top and bottom cleaning. The contact info for Neptune is 619-343-8806. Keep in mind we also have our own pump station at the end of J dock. To schedule the use of our pump station just contact the office during business hours, and we’ll have a maintenance person meet you there to do the pump-out. We offer this as a free service to our tenants.
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman
Welcome to Our New Mariners
Heather Fox and Thomas Klien  brought in their very nice 20’ Trophy that they’ve not named yet;  Matthew Crews  sailed in his beautiful 43’ Beneteau  Rhea  from Sun Harbor Marina;  Sharon Stanley and Jay Poplawski  purchased a 32’ Iona Islander  Dragon Quest  that was here at CVM already;  Robert and Elizabeth Fry  sailed in their awesome 37’ Islander  Elke Maria  from Alamitos Bay in Long Beach; and  Lawrence Graham brought in his very nice 48’ Mikelson  Sassy Seahorse  from the Sheraton Marina. Welcome!
Friendly Reminders - Helpful Hints
Turning Up the Heat
February is a month to turn up the heat. For one, it is still winter, and although here in San Diego we enjoy fair weather all throughout the year, the winter months can also get cold.  A few things to consider when heating up your boat:
Electric Heaters
This is a portable and convenient option for heating up cabin space in a boat. Portable heaters can pose a fire risk if left unattended, especially in boats where waves can suddenly tip the heater over.  An electric heater with an automatic shutoff feature when it gets tipped over would be ideal to use on a boat. An electric heater that is a newer model with an Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) label means it has been tested for safety.
Do take note that electric heaters can  seriously increase your electric bill,  especially if you install more than one, so careful consideration in choosing an electric heater and how many you use is advised.
  • Use electric heaters with a UL label, meaning they have undergone product testing for safety.
  • Choose an electric heater that is low profile, cool to the touch and will not tip over easily.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from the heater.
  • Put the heater on a flat, hard surface away from areas of high traffic.
  • Do not plug an electric heater into an extension cord and do not plug other devices into the same outlet as the heater.
  • Do not use more than one electric heater on board at a time, or you could overload your system.
  • If you are hooked up to shore power, inspect your shore power cord for faults before using an electric heater.
  • Turn off the electric heater when leaving the cabin or the boat. DO NOT leave a running boat heater unattended.
"Whose Dog is That?"
At Chula Vista Marina we’re proud to offer our tenants a safe and relaxing environment for themselves, their guests and their pets. We love your 4-legged friends as much as you do and are happy to be considered a pet-friendly facility. However, we’ve had several recent incidents with off-leash dogs on the docks.
We encourage our pet-owners to please be mindful of their neighbors and to follow our rules and regulations. Most importantly:
  • All pets must be kept on the vessel or on a leash at all times.
  • Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets on docks or marina property. There are doggie bags located near each dock gate, and there is a pet station by the kiosk in the south lot. There are also 3 pet stops at the RV Park.
  • No pet barking that is considered excessive and will disturb neighbors.
  • Animals may never be taken into the restrooms/laundry room/inside areas on the property.
  • Threatening behavior towards people or other pets passing on the docks must be prevented.
The Marina requires that all tenants who bring their pets on the property have a signed  Pet Policy Addendum on file in the office. This ensures that all of our pet-owners know and agree to the rules regarding animals on Marina property.
Do you need to sign a pet policy? Please come by the office, and sign it there, or we can email you a pdf form that you can simply return email to us. We also keep a photo of your pet in your file with their name and description, so that if they do become loose on the docks, we can contact the owner.
Thank you for your help in making our facility safe and friendly for people and animals alike!
Boat Trivia
Test your knowledge:
  1. When navigating a boat at night, you must always give way for a sailboat.  A sailboat should always be the stand-on vessel.  What color light will you see when approaching a sailboat?
A.  A single white light        B. Only red or green lights
Answer: B
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