La Conner Marina Dredge Project

 

South Basin Dredge Project

As you are aware, La Conner Marina has a project coming up this autumn to dredge the south basin of our marina. During this project, the marina staff will assist the contractor, Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM), to ensure the dredge stays on target.

Dredging is projected to begin September 24, 2018 and conclude approximately February 5, 2019. PPM will execute this dredge in sections and on multiple docks concurrently. Some slips and fairways will take longer to dredge than others, so boats will be displaced for different periods of time depending on the depth of the dredge.

We will contact you individually when it nears time for you to move your vessel. We will make every attempt to give you a minimum of two weeks’ notice and we will instruct you, at that time, where to put your boat.

 

Options for Moving Your Boat

Self-Move

Tenants are responsible for moving their own boats. You may be directed to a north basin slip or to the north basin guest dock. If you are planning a cruise in the next several weeks, let us know your return date and we will work with you to find a temporary home for your vessel upon your return.

Hire a Boat Mover 

If you cannot move your own boat, you must hire or coordinate with someone to move your boat for you. We have a list of resources we can provide if you are looking for someone local. There will be at least two moves with this dredge; out of your slip and back into your slip. It is up to you to coordinate with someone to move your boat if you are not able to do so yourself.  We will work directly with your mover to coordinate move schedules, as needed.  We recommend that you secure someone to move your boat well in advance of being contacted for your move dates.

Haul Out Services

This might be a great time to schedule bottom painting, maintenance, or winterizing at La Conner Maritime. They are generously offering a 10% discount on bottom painting to all La Conner Marina tenants displaced during the project and no charge for storage up to 30 days, when combined with a haul out for service work. Additionally, they will assist with moving boats that are being hauled out for services.

 

Seaworthiness

Please note, per Section 3.5 of the Rules and Regulations at La Conner Marina. The rule states:

“Vessels moored in the Marina must, at all times, be completely without hazardous conditions, seaworthy, and ready for immediate cruising in local waters. Vessels must be capable of self-propulsion/ready for immediate cruising.” 

If a vessel cannot move on its own engines, the Port of Skagit reserves the right to require that the vessel be hauled or towed out of the marina, at tenant’s expense, and that the vessel be made seaworthy before it is allowed back into its slip.

 

Miscellaneous

Facility/Gate Access

Displaced tenants will be given temporary access to gates or restroom facilities as needed.

Email Communication

If you do not receive email communications from us currently and would like to, please contact us and let us know you’d like to be added to the distribution list.

We will strive to minimize the inconvenience to you during this process and appreciate your patience as we work to ensure the longevity and viability of our fair marina.

 

North Basin Dredge Project

Coming Summer 2019