News at Salmon Bay Marina, Seattle, WA
We have many diverse topics and issues including if the water is on or off (weather dependent). For a particular topic click on link below, for water status click on "Water Status"Topics / Date updated Events Calendar" - Boating related events this year
- 2013 Recap - Bulkhead repairs and Marina Paint upgrades Office remodel - Permitting request - DVDs for rent in office 2013
- New Tanks for the Office Restrooms and future Pumpout April 6, 2013
- Seattle Marinas with covered moorage a rarity March 28, 2003
- Web Site Improvements
- How Many Boats Per Slip? Reminders
- New noise Ordinance Aug 1, 2013 http://conlin.seattle.gov/2013/07/09/watercraft-noise-ordinance-adopted-by-council/
- By By Mill Foil - No More Plants in Props -Brazilian Elodea (Egeria densa) - Looks like Mill Foil-Removal / Treatment April 6, 2013
- FREE COFFEE !!!!----- April 2013
- Goose Solution
- Moving to a different slip?
- God vs Science
- Interview with God
- Marina BBQ - June 8, 2013 FREE Boat Safety Inspections + eats + Door Prizes a Great Success
- Used Oil Disposal now available
- Marina Reminders - pets on leash, walk ways clear, bird feeding Reminders
- Archive news articles
Nothing is as Constant as Change
New Tanks and Marina Office upgrade: In preparation for future boat pump-out facilities, Salmon Bay Marina has replaced its 50-year-old 40-Gallon effluent pump system with a 1,900-gallon tank and sophisticated electronic meter / alarm system behind the office. We were able to permit the new tank under "existing systems replacement." This only took us 9 months to get the permit. Permitting is still underway to accommodate restrooms in the Blue Warehouse in the parking lot. Unfortunately, due to the Shoreline Management Act, it may take up to 3 years in order to permit the pipe from the blue building to the new tank. Leave it to our City and State bureaucracy to delay progress. As time marches on, you will continue to see progress in the marina, albeit slow progress. Our improvements include: installing a new water lines from the City Street water meter to our marina bulkhead, a new water line to the office, replacement of the old style water meter with a city required electronic meter that confirms the flow to the docks, (purchased by the marina), a certified Reduced Back-flow Pressure Assembly (RBPA) valve assembly certified by the manufacture to the City of Seattle but one that requires additional annual inspections, and a "Hot Box" (An insulated box to hold all of the valves and water meters that will hopefully prevent any freezing of the new system).
The office remodel includes: eliminating the electric hot water heater with a new gas line for water on demand system (should eliminate running out of water in the showers and laundry), upgrading the foyer to the restrooms with tile, upgrading the restrooms with tile, upgrading the shower room/ laundry room with tile, installing solar tubes into the bath rooms and shower rooms for cost efficient lighting, installing sky lights into the office, Installing new gas line to the office building with HVAC (heating and ventilating into the office), tiling all of the office floors, plumbing water lines into a "break room" with a new sink and coffee pot location, preparing for greater coverage on a low voltage surveillance system within the marina, and insulating all of the walls within the office.
Interview with God:
We received this interview copy from a friend, and it touched our hearts. We wanted to share it with our friends and clients. We hope it will shape your day and touch your heart as well. After entering the interview site please press "view presentation" http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/.
Boats, Slips, and Moorage Fees
One boat per slip! Salmon Bay Marina Moorage slip fees are based on the overall boat length or slip length. If more than one boat is floating in a slip, then the slip fee is the combined total of all boat lengths in the slip, regardless if the boats are side by side, beneath the bow, or at the stern. The marina office will be sending billing to tenants who are mooring more than one boat in their slip.
Tenders, kayaks and dinghies, etc. can be placed on board tenant's vessel to reduce slip fees. Moorage fees are not assessed for tenders stored on board that do not add to the overall length of the tenants registered boat.
We are making provisions in the new storage area for dinghies, Kayaks and tenders. For storage rates in the new area, please contact the marina office.
The Web Site Updated Regularly
Salmon Bay Marina's Web site www.salmonbaymarina.com has added many features:
- increase communication,
- highlight important activities,
- driving directions for family and friends.
- a Reciprocal Links Page for boat oriented postings Links
- several interesting links including boat maintenance and repair tips, boat handling tips, local tidal information etc. For information visit Links.
Boats for Sale - Are you in the market for a different boat? It is now easy to view our brokerage boats on line. We have several new listings. The information includes photos, specification sheets and asking price.
Are you anticipating the purchase of a different boat and wish to know what slips might be available? Do you have close friends at Salmon Bay Marina and desire to be near each other? Visit slip availability on our web site to see what might be possible. You can also see a slip map of the marina with slip locations displayed. Tenants can now use the slip map to show friends exactly where their slip is. Existing tenants at Salmon Bay always have priority in slip selection.
Tenant Materials on Docks and Walkways and NO-Smoking on the Docks:
The City of Seattle Fire Department is on the warpath. Some of the issues relate to materials being stored on the docks and finger piers and smoking habits of tenants. Walkways must be kept clear. If it is not part of the dock, please remove the materials and place them onboard or in your car. Salmon Bay Marina has storage lockers for lease for nominal fees near the entry of B Dock and C Dock. If you need a storage locker please contact our office. Be aware that foreign materials left on the docks and walkways will be removed and disposed of. The Fire department requests that the dry standpipe valves on piers be maintained in the closed position. In addition tenants will no longer be allowed to smoke on the piers so please do not "light up" on the piers.
Pets On Leash?
We look forward to our tenants frequently visiting their boats. To reduce potential injury or frustration, we must remind persons having pets to be sure their pet is on a leash when on marina property. This is important. Pets generally do not know when to get out of the way of humans. Children can become frightened and be pushed off the docks. Children may try to avoid a pet in the parking lot, resulting in the child placing themselves in harm's way. It is very important to clean up after your pet. Owners must clean up after their pets if the pet is using the parking lot or grass areas adjacent to the parking lot. Our marina staff regularly mows the grass and picks up debris. Stepping on feces and having to clean up is not fun. Tenants not following the leash rules or clean up rules may result in having their pet banned from the Marina. Please be sure your pet is on leash when away from your boat.
We know it is fun to feed the ducks and geese that swim around the boats. Feeding the birds results in the birds frequenting the parking lot and dock surfaces. The birds are not potty trained and as a result do cause a mess. The mess gets on tenants' shoes and is tracked onto docks and into boats. Let's try and keep the carpets in the boats clean by not encouraging the birds to stick around. Please do not feed the birds. - Thanks.
Salmon Bay Marina is concerned about tenant privacy. Therefore, we will not release tenant information without permission. Several tenants have expressed a desire to have their slip location and contact information available to their family and friends. We are still looking for input on developing a "Marina Tenant Roster" for those who would choose to be included. We welcome our tenant's input on this idea. Send us an e-mail with your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by at the office.