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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | April 2020 | San Diego Bay
* Marine Gear Swap Meet - Saturday, May 2nd *
News from the Dockmaster
I know many of us our very concerned of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The Marina has taken several steps to mitigate any issues at CVM. I sent out an email letting everyone know the steps we are taking. I know this may cause some inconvenience but know that we’re doing this for the benefit of you, our boaters. If you have any concerns with the new procedures, please call or email me and we can discuss.
On a lighter note, we are now in April, and things are starting to pick up at the Marina. We’re getting in new tenants and some awesome boats. Don’t be shy, introduce yourself if you come down and find you have a new neighbor. As our new boaters arrive, we need everyone’s   cooperation with our housekeeping rules - like keeping your things off the dock fingers so everyone has plenty of room to get on and off their boats safely. Please keep your dinghies out of slips that don’t belong to you.  Behind your boat when your using it is fine, but if you’re out in the fairway it’s a hazard for other boaters. Nothing is worse than coming in to your slip and trying to navigate around a dinghy or outboard that is sticking too far out into the channel. The Marina allows 3 feet of overhang from the slip. Please check your lines and double check that your vessel is not too far past the end of the slip. If you have any questions about your vessel’s overhang, please let the office know, and we’ll be happy to check and make sure that the overhang from the slip is acceptable.
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman
Welcome to Our New Mariners
Monte & Louella Mellon  brought in their newly purchased 30’ Boston Whaler  Mamona  from the broker dock in Point Loma;  Mike Wilson  brought in his awesome 43’ Meridian Yacht  Life is Good  from Marina Coral in Ensenada;  Muntaser Tomaya & Alfred Shammas  brought in their newly purchased 30’ Sea Ray  La Dolce Vita  from MCRD;  James & Susan Dean  purchased a beautiful 86’ Burger Yacht  Panacea IV  that was here at CVM already;  Tate Ottenstein  sailed in her very nice 35’ Catalina  Selah  from the Shelter Island Boat Yard;  Jarod Lobo  sailed in his 35’ Islander Sloop  Lion’s Den  from Cruise Port Marina in Ensenada;  George Makar  brought in his awesome 47’ Bayliner  Tooth Ferry  from Pier 32 Marina;  Nicholas Hunter & Victoria Monforte  purchased a beautiful 47’ Formosa  Lili Koi that was here at CVM already;  Richard Carvalho & Carolyn Campbell  brought in their awesome 48’ Offshore  Changing Course  from the broker dock. Welcome!
Friendly Reminders - Helpful Hints
We have seen it happen a couple of times over the years in the Marina office. A boat owner gets to the point where they cannot justify the cost of the slip fees, maintenance, nor the time needed to own a boat.  They decide to donate the boat to a nonprofit or charity – as they don’t want the hassle of selling the boat themselves. 
Be very cautious if this is a decision that you make as not all charities are created equal. While there are some who truly do what is promised and ensure what is agreed upon is completed, unfortunately, there are some who have a reputation for just acting as a broker and selling the boat for whatever they can get. This is where the problem arises, since you, as the slip holder, are responsible for the slip fees until the boat leaves the Marina or until the new owner’s application is approved.  This means that if you donate your boat and you no longer are the owner, you are still responsible for the slip fees until the boat is taken out of the Marina . Now, that being said, there are a couple of organizations that have a good reputation and are involved in great charity work.  
Just a word of caution - Do your research before making this decision.
Storage Units Available
Please stop by the office if you need a storage unit. We do not have them available often, and we now have  several storage units and restroom lockers available  right now. Please stop by the  Marina office  if you would like to look or get more information.
Upcoming Events
Friday-Sunday, April 3-5
CANCELLED . For updated info, view their web site at  https://crewclassic.org/
Sportfishing Landings in Point Loma
Sunday, April 19 | 9 am - 5 pm
This is the 40th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its  special showcase of San Diego sportfishing.  We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.
Now let’s get down to what’s happening. It runs  Sunday, April 19 from 9 am to 5 pm . Admission is absolutely  free ! You’ll find plenty to see and do while you visit the  San Diego Sportfishing Landings .  For more information please visit their web site -  https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/sports/day-at-the-docks.aspx
Saturday, May 2 | 7 am - Noon
Get the best deals at Chula Vista Marina Resort’s spring  Marine Gear Swap Meet.  We’ll be open from  7 am to Noon on Saturday, May 2.  There will be hundreds of vendors, and thousands of good deals. Shop the  Rope & Line Man, and the Hat Man . You’ll always find anchors, fishing and survivor gear. Bring your  fire extinguisher  and have it re-charged on site.  Good music and tacos  will be the order of the day.
One space available to all CVM tenants at no charge  - Additional spaces are  used items $15 and new vendors $30.  For additional information call our office at  619-691-1860.
Whether you’re selling or buying, it’s always a good time for all!
Sunday, May 24 | 1 - 4 pm
Put on your dancing shoes and kick up the jam at this  live concert  with  The OC3 Band , the premier classic rock tribute band of LA and Orange County. This high-energy, 6-piece band plays rock favorites of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and you won’t resist dancing up a storm by the stage!
This is a  FREE live concert  exclusively for CVM tenants. We’ll have  keg beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages , or feel free to bring your own favorite.  The  Taco Man  will fire up the grill for delicious tacos for sale, and we’ll have plenty of  chips and salsa  for everyone.
If you’d like to bring a non-tenant guest, tickets are available to tenants for just  $5 per person . Party on!
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