Storage

DE-ICING AND STORAGE POLICY

Northwest Marine Yacht Basin Association, its members, board of directors, employees, agents, officers, and officials, or their respective servants, assumes no duty or responsibility to watch out for or guard against loss or damage to boats left in the water or stored in the parking lots during the winters storage season.

Any person de-icing or storing a boat acknowledges the association, its members, board of directors, employees, agents, officers, and officials, or their respective servants, shall not be liable under any circumstances for loss or damage as a result of the above described winter storage, as a result of, or because of, fire, theft, collision, accident, damage, or loss caused by wind, weather, rains, snow, ice, sleet, or anything else.

Any person de-icing or storing a boat acknowledges the Northwest Marine Yacht Basin Association maintains no insurance on said persons’ boat and, further cvenants and agrees to save harmless and indemnify the association, its members, board of directors, employees, agents, officers, and officials, or their respective servants, against all lawsuits, demands, claims, judgements, liens, costs and expenses resulting from the above-described storage or de-icing.

Any person de-icing or storing a boat certifies the act is voluntary, that he or she is not in any way the employee, servant, or agent of the association.

De-icing

It is recommended that all de-icing participants get together and cluster their boats in one general area of the marina providing safety in numbers.

Any person de-icing a boat in any slip other than that which they own is responsible for providing the Harbormaster with a copy of written permission from the slip owner.

Any person de-icing a boat is responsible for their own de-icing equipment and the placement and maintenance of their de-icing equipment. It is highly recommended that each vessel have a minimum of two (2) de-icing units operating continuously.

Any person de-icing a boat must submit a copy of their de-icing plan, i.e., who will check boat, when will boat be checked, etc. prior to November 1 of each year.

Storage

All storage is designated by the Board of Directors. All storage has been designated by the Board of Directors for slip owners of record only.

Storage is available in the lower parking lot to only those participants in the lower lot storage program.

Storage is available in the upper parking lot on a first come first serve basis. No boat may be put in the upper parking lot prior to Labor Day. All owners will provide the Association with a current copy of their boat insurance, a signed Request and Release of Claims Form (available in the clubhouse), and a $50.00 lot maintenance fee PRIOR TO PLACING THEIR BOAT IN STORAGE. Any vessel that does not meet the above requirements will be removed at the owners expense. These are very simple requirements that allow you economical storage. There is no reason that owners who elect to store cannot meet these simple requirements.

All boats will be stored on a Harbormaster approved cradle, trailer, or jack stands. No blocking of boats will be permitted. All owners must provide sufficient pieces of of 4’x2’x1/2″ plywood to be placed under their cradle, trailer, or stands that come in contact with the asphalt surface. All owners will take precautionary measures (DROP CLOTHS) as are necessary to protect the asphalt surface or grass, i.e., oil, antifreeze, dust, and paint spills. Owners shall assume full responsibility for repairing any damage to asphalt or lawn.

NOTICE – It is against state and federal law to dispose of oil, paint, and antifreeze in dumpsters or on the ground. Contact one of the commercial marinas in the area to properly dispose of your waste. Do not put it in our dumpsters, pour it in the ground or sit it next to the dumpster.

Use biodegradable products whenever you can. Environmentally safe Anti-freeze is available in area stores.

For those of you who shrinkwrap, remember, you are responsible for your wrap when it is taken off. DO NOT PUT IT IN OUR DUMPSTER – RECYCLE IT! Contract with your installer for not only the installation but also the removal and disposal of the wrap in the spring.