By September 26, 2019 Lake Erie Marina News No Comments

What you really Autumn know…

Is Summer better than autumn? That’s a fall-acy.

Okay, so the Summer Season has officially ended what with near 90 degree temps last weekend. That is how you go out with fond memories. Despite much of our staff headed back toward educational pursuits, we were very excited to have all the activity dockside. Now this weekend is already shaping up into a cooler, yet seasonably pleasant forecast. One that could be perfect for, say, a soup night.

Fall skies

“Fall”-O us….

Of course this coming week will also be the very first week of Pull-Out and so if you haven’t given the process a thought. Now is the time for captains to start planning, and we are here to help.

clean bottom

Pull-Pull-Pull the boat, gently spray with steam….

With Pull-Out season arriving, we thought we would get you started with a check list of sorts. We recommend the following steps to get you started in the right direction

  • First off, now is the time to Complete and Turn in your Oil Change order (last call this week)R oil change
  • Then Complete Pull-Out order and carefully check services you require (Need help? Please stop in and let us assist you or help answer your questions.)
  • Important step: Circle the week you would like pulled out of the water (so we can get you scheduled).
  • Please Indicate if you need to be present (though you do not need to)
  • Also, please label Keys with your name and turn into office (or indicate where we might find them if elsewhere)
  • Inspect your cradle or jacks for repairs that may be needed (for those without trailers)
  • Then drop off your trailer the weekend prior to your pull-out date, please remember to put your name on the front of your trailer (we get alot of trailers dropped off)
  • Then Pump out your head (toilet) (very important that it is as empty as possible)
  • Your Gas tank should be at 3/4 full. (too little gas leads to condensation and too much may lead to venting)
  • Check your battery’s charge (just make sure the boat starts).
  • It is best to remove all non-essential materials/electronics from boat (best to be stored in dry warm environment)
  • Please provide engine access (sometimes there are so many items stored on the engine hatch that work has to be delayed)
  • Check your tie lines so they may be removed (any screws or elaborate knotting can cause issues)
  • Please empty your dock box so we may store it for the winter

Do it yourself(ers)

  • This is very important: Draining of oil should be done into proper containers then sealed and cannot go into the trash, or dumpster, please see us for proper handling and disposal.
  • Use EPA/environmentally approved products (especially antifreeze).

That should get you started. If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to ask, we here to help every day from 9am to 5pm, including Saturday and Sunday if you would like to stop by.

plan ahead

We hope to see you dockside!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
REST OF TODAY…West winds 10 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 to 3
feet.
TONIGHT…West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest less than
10 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 10 to 15 knots. Sunny in the morning, then
becoming partly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Waves 1 to
3 feet.