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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Nov 2020 | San Diego Bay
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News from the Dockmaster
Well, Chula Vista Mariners, we have made it to my favorite time of the year! I absolutely love fall and the changing of the seasons at the harbor. Thanksgiving is right around the corner - I cannot wait for the opportunity to add a couple of extra pounds, you know, for winter’s sake. I know I can’t be the only one waiting patiently for Turkey Day to get here. Holidays aside, we are still at full steam ahead here at the Marina. We have a lot of new boaters and new boat owners coming into the Marina. I have never seen so many boats being bought and sold, and all the brokers I have spoken to agree. It seems that many people are realizing something we have known for a long time - that there is nowhere better to be than on the water. Something I’ve heard before is, “you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a boat and that’s kind of the same thing.” It is a lot of fun getting to share in the experience with new boat owners, whether they’re buying to live aboard or they’re getting a day sailor just to get out on the beautiful San Diego Bay. Another fun aspect of working with new boaters is in finding out what they decide to name their pride and joys ( and there are some very funny boat names). Some of my personal favorites on the docks are 43’ Maxum “Soggy Peso” and 48’ “Hakuna Matata” on L dock. They make me laugh every time I see them. When it comes to naming boats, there’s no shortage of creativity, humor, or sarcasm by the skippers of the world .
Here are few we thought you'd get a kick out of seeing!
Please remember, if you have any questions or if you are just looking for a little advice, please don’t hesitate to contact and ask the Marina staff. We are here to help our boaters in any way we can.
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman
Welcome to Our New Mariners
Jacob Dutchover  brought in his very clean 43’ Bayliner “Everyday Luck” from the mooring at Laurel St ; John McGraw  brought over his very nice 41’ Mainship “Gypsea” from Sunroad Marina;  William and Deborah Benson have returned with their super cool 19’ Klamath that they keep on a trailer at home ; Kevin Bennett  purchased a nice 25’ Catalina that was here at CVM already;  William Lynn  sailed in his newly purchased 46’ Morgan “Freebird” from Ventura Harbor;  Steve Young  brought in his very nice 38’ Californian “Perfect Vision” from Marina Del Rey;  Robert and Lori Crouch  sailed in their beautiful 51’ Elliot from Anacourtes, WA;  Michael and Katherine Sheaffer  sailed in their awesome 49’ Hunter “Pau Hana” from Marina Cortez;  Giussepa Campell  brought over her beautiful 33’ Monterey “G” from Pier 32 Marina;  Kristopher Crown  brought over his awesome 24’ Key West from Sea World Marina. Welcome to our new mariners!
Friendly Reminders - Helpful Hints
  • The Marina requires that vehicles be moved every 72 hours. If you are unable to do so, we have long-term vehicle storage available for $150 per month.
  • No large or oversize vehicles or RVs are permitted in the Marina lot.
  • All vehicles must display current registration and stickers to park in lot.
The parking regulations for the Marina are to ensure that all tenants have somewhere to park when they visit the facility. If you have a guest who will keep a vehicle in the lot overnight, please stop by the Marina office and we can issue a temporary parking pass. Please have the plate number and description of the vehicle.
If you’re interested in the long-term option, please stop by the Marina office, and we can set that up for you, too.
The fall season typically brings more wind to our area of the bay, and as the winds pick up so does the noisy sound of halyards clanking. The solution to this annoying problem is to do something to get the halyards far enough away from the mast so they can't bang against it. But, just tightening the halyards to take out the slack doesn't eliminate the clanking; it only changes the pitch of the clank .
Question : What's the easiest way to pull halyards away from the mast?
Answer : The easiest and most cost-effective way is to use bungee cords. Just give some slack to the halyard, hook the bungee on it and then hook the bungee on the side stay.
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