2099 GRAND STREET, ALAMEDA, CA 94501 | PHONE: (510) 865-1200 | FAX: (510) 865-1240

Email: Marina@grandmarina.com | Latitude 37 46.73 North-Longitude 122 15.13 West

January 2023 Newsletter

2023 Tide Books

Everyone should have received a new 2023 Grand Marina Tide Book with their holiday card. If you did not get one or would like additional copies, we have plenty of extras in the Harbor

Holiday Closure Reminder

December 31st, Saturday – Open till noon
January 1st, Sunday – Closed
January 2nd, Monday – Closed

Our office will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

The Grand Marina crew wishes you and your loved ones a Fantastic New Year of Boating in 2023!

Water Hoses

Please be aware that most household water hoses are not meant to be used in a saltwater environment. Cheap hoses have fittings that will rust and fuse to the spigot. This makes it impossible
to remove the hose when you need to take it with you or replace it. What you can do to prevent this is put a little bit of Vaseline on the inside of the fitting before putting it on the spigot.

And don’t forget, we always have hose washers in the office for FREE.

Recreational & Commercial Boats

The Bay is a large body of water, but there is more and more traffic out there. A few things to know is commercial boats operate 365 days a year, they must maintain speed to steer, five or
more blasts on the whistle is the “danger” signal (stay clear), and the speed of a commercial vessel can be deceptive. A tow can travel one mile in 7 minutes (a ship even faster). That
means it takes them ¾ to 1 ½ miles to stop! Monitor channel 16 and 13 when ships are near. Know the navigation rules, but most of all…stay safe!

Holiday Lighted Boat Winners

Thank you to all who participated in our lighted boat contest and caroling and a very special that you to all who joined us as we walked the docks and attempted to sing Christmas carols. We had a great turn out again this year! It was hard for our judge to decide since everyone did an amazing job. Here are the winners:

1st Place – Kathy & Greg “Midnight Madness”
2nd Place – Kent & Sandy “Far Neinte”
3rd Place – Ron & Terri – “Terri Ellen”

Can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!

Marina Etiquette (Don’t Gas Your Neighbor)

It has been brought to our attention that some tenants are idling their boats in their slips, sometimes for 20 to 30 minutes. Please be aware that if you are running your engine in the
slip, you may be “gassing” your neighbor. This can be very distressing if not dangerous to the boater whose cabin is filling with engine fumes. (Read the next article.) And for heavens sake,
don’t run the engine in gear in the slip: This is not only unnecessary wear on the dock, but is also against marina policy. If your engine needs warming, please do it in the Estuary.
Keep Your Keys to Yourself We would like to ask that our berthers not loan gate keys out to people working on their boats. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow berthers. The Harbor Office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. Boat workers should obtain dock keys directly from the office.