Morningstar Marinas Blog Feed http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/ Latest blog posts from Morningstar Marinas. en-us Tips for Watching Fireworks From Boats http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Tips-for-Watching-Fireworks-From-Boats-824 <p>What better way to watch fireworks on the 4th than out on the water from your boat? To have the best time possible, it&rsquo;s important to keep everyone&rsquo;s safety in mind.&nbsp;<br /><br />Below are some suggestions from YachtPal.com for watching from your boat.</p> <ol> <li>Before heading out, make sure your running, steaming and anchor lights are working properly, and that you have all the necessary safety equipment aboard. Authorities will almost always be on the water with you at these events, so make sure you&rsquo;re safe and legal. Also, pack some earplugs for the fireworks show if you are sensitive to noise.&nbsp;</li> &nbsp; <li>Leave the pets at home or with friends/family.&nbsp; Fireworks absolutely terrify most animals, and &ldquo;S/he hates to be left out of the fun&rdquo; is no excuse for torturing your beloved pet&rsquo;s ears and nerves.</li> &nbsp; <li>Get to your desired anchorage early, upwind of the show if possible, and set your anchor well before reducing scope. You don&rsquo;t want to be jockeying for a good position at the last minute, or have your anchor lose grip in the middle of the show. Make sure you are in a safe position, and are clearly outside the restricted area of the fireworks.&nbsp; Nothing worse than waiting all day and then being forced to move 15 minutes before the first mortar.</li> &nbsp; <li>Keep libations, at least for the skipper and vital crew, to a minimum.&nbsp; There will be plenty of drunks on the water, unfortunately, and you will have to keep an eye on your anchor and topsides while latecomers barrel in.&nbsp; Relax, have a nice dinner, and watch the comedic &ldquo;bumper boats show&rdquo; while you wait for the sun to go down.</li> &nbsp; <li>If you use your dinghy with an outboard in the anchorage, keep your wake down, as boats will be anchored or rafted closely.&nbsp; In most jurisdictions, you are responsible for damage you cause from your wake, even on the tender.&nbsp; Plus, it&rsquo;s just plain rude to subject others to your need for speed.&nbsp; Rule of thumb:&nbsp; unless there&rsquo;s an emergency, never motor in an anchorage faster than you can row.</li> &nbsp; <li>Turn off mast lights (when safe and legal), deck lights, and all bright lights inside the boat before the fireworks start, as this provides a better view for everyone. Resist the urge to add your old flares to the show, don&rsquo;t let the kids/grandkids/landlubbers play with flashlights, and don&rsquo;t use your spotlight to &ldquo;see if that&rsquo;s Bob&rsquo;s boat over there.&rdquo;&nbsp; Also turn off any music - unless of course the fireworks are set to music via the radio, and you have good speakers, in which case crank it up!</li> &nbsp; <li>Sit back and enjoy the show, and don&rsquo;t forget to ooh and aah!&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t watch the fireworks through a camera lens - you&rsquo;ll miss it, and unless you have a lot of night-shooting experience, the photos are almost always disappointingly blurry when shot from a boat.</li> &nbsp; <li>Take your time leaving.&nbsp; Many of the boating accidents at these events happen as everyone hurries to get back to dock, often with a few beers in their bellies. Wait an hour, and you&rsquo;ll usually have the water to yourself.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;re in a protected spot, consider spending the night.&nbsp; Hey, you&rsquo;re already out after dark, your hook is set, and the work&rsquo;s all done.&nbsp; Why not stay out and enjoy a night under the stars?</li> </ol> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Tips-for-Watching-Fireworks-From-Boats-824 Tips for Watching Fireworks From Boats http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Tips-for-Watching-Fireworks-From-Boats-822 <p>What better way to watch fireworks on the 4th than out on the water from your boat? To have the best time possible, it’s important to keep everyone’s safety in mind.&nbsp;<br /><br />Below are some suggestions from YachtPal.com for watching from your boat.</p> <ol> <li>Before heading out, make sure your running, steaming and anchor lights are working properly, and that you have all the necessary safety equipment aboard. Authorities will almost always be on the water with you at these events, so make sure you’re safe and legal. Also, pack some earplugs for the fireworks show if you are sensitive to noise.&nbsp;</li> &nbsp; <li>Leave the pets at home or with friends/family.&nbsp; Fireworks absolutely terrify most animals, and “S/he hates to be left out of the fun” is no excuse for torturing your beloved pet’s ears and nerves.</li> &nbsp; <li>Get to your desired anchorage early, upwind of the show if possible, and set your anchor well before reducing scope. You don’t want to be jockeying for a good position at the last minute, or have your anchor lose grip in the middle of the show. Make sure you are in a safe position, and are clearly outside the restricted area of the fireworks.&nbsp; Nothing worse than waiting all day and then being forced to move 15 minutes before the first mortar.</li> &nbsp; <li>Keep libations, at least for the skipper and vital crew, to a minimum.&nbsp; There will be plenty of drunks on the water, unfortunately, and you will have to keep an eye on your anchor and topsides while latecomers barrel in.&nbsp; Relax, have a nice dinner, and watch the comedic “bumper boats show” while you wait for the sun to go down.</li> &nbsp; <li>If you use your dinghy with an outboard in the anchorage, keep your wake down, as boats will be anchored or rafted closely.&nbsp; In most jurisdictions, you are responsible for damage you cause from your wake, even on the tender.&nbsp; Plus, it’s just plain rude to subject others to your need for speed.&nbsp; Rule of thumb:&nbsp; unless there’s an emergency, never motor in an anchorage faster than you can row.</li> &nbsp; <li>Turn off mast lights (when safe and legal), deck lights, and all bright lights inside the boat before the fireworks start, as this provides a better view for everyone. Resist the urge to add your old flares to the show, don’t let the kids/grandkids/landlubbers play with flashlights, and don’t use your spotlight to “see if that’s Bob’s boat over there.”&nbsp; Also turn off any music - unless of course the fireworks are set to music via the radio, and you have good speakers, in which case crank it up!</li> &nbsp; <li>Sit back and enjoy the show, and don’t forget to ooh and aah!&nbsp; Don’t watch the fireworks through a camera lens - you’ll miss it, and unless you have a lot of night-shooting experience, the photos are almost always disappointingly blurry when shot from a boat.</li> &nbsp; <li>Take your time leaving.&nbsp; Many of the boating accidents at these events happen as everyone hurries to get back to dock, often with a few beers in their bellies. Wait an hour, and you’ll usually have the water to yourself.&nbsp; If you’re in a protected spot, consider spending the night.&nbsp; Hey, you’re already out after dark, your hook is set, and the work’s all done.&nbsp; Why not stay out and enjoy a night under the stars?</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Tips-for-Watching-Fireworks-From-Boats-822 Cool New Navigation App http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Cool-New-Navigation-App-821 <p>Lake Norman can be a tricky lake to navigate. Recently, I was turned onto the Navionics Software app. The software provides navigation charts for the country and all over the world. It also acts as a chart plotter! You can download it to your phone or iPad and test it out with their free trial at: <a href="http://www.navionics.com/en/mobile-pc-app-1">http://www.navionics.com/en/mobile-pc-app-1</a></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Cool-New-Navigation-App-821 The 5-second Rule to Keep Your Pup Safe in the Summer Heat http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/The-5-second-Rule-to-Keep-Your-Pup-Safe-in-the-Summer-Heat-820 <p>We love our dogs at RHYC, and we love to keep them safe, especially in the summer heat. Moon Valley Canine Training in Sonoma, California, shared this simple trick on Facebook for keeping your pet&rsquo;s paws safe from the heat:</p> <p><em>&ldquo;The five-second rule:&nbsp;Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it for five seconds, it&rsquo;s too hot to walk your dog.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em>The post went viral, and has been shared more than 100,000 times. We came up with a few of our own tips to keep your dog safe at the marina this summer&hellip;.</p> <ol> <li>Gradually introduce your pet to your boats and water by letting them explore the boat while it is docked. Turn on the engine and let them get used to the sounds.</li> <li>Make sure your pet has a&nbsp;<strong>collar with an identification tag</strong>&nbsp;which includes your contact information, marina address and slip number.</li> <li><strong>Personal Floatation Device (PFD)</strong>. Pets need to be protected too! Make sure the PFD fits securely and allow your dog to get acquainted with it before actually getting on the boat.</li> <li><strong>Fresh drinking water</strong>. Canines lose fair amounts of body fluid when they pant, so be sure to keep them hydrated. Do not be afraid to force your dog to drink water!</li> <li>Excessive sun exposure can cause the same problems for animals as humans, including sun stoke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Providing a shaded area is a good idea. Dogs absorb heat through the pads on their feet so remember the&nbsp;<strong>5-second rule!</strong></li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Remember, not all dogs will enjoy boating. Many dogs prefer still and stable surfaces. A day or so before you plan on taking your dog boating, allow them to get acquainted with the boat, let them wear their PFD and crank the engines. Giving them time will allow everyone to have a safe and happy day out on the water!&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/The-5-second-Rule-to-Keep-Your-Pup-Safe-in-the-Summer-Heat-820 Summer in Photos at RHYC! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Summer-in-Photos-at-RHYC-818 <p>Check out some of the summer fun at the marina!</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Summer-in-Photos-at-RHYC-818 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-817 <div></div> <div>Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It was so nice to see so many of our Morningstar dads, uncles&nbsp;and grandads at the marina this past weekend!&nbsp;The staff and I hope you enjoyed Father’s Day and our holiday treats. We were able to get some nice photos. Please see the pictures below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Believe it or not, July 4th is right around the corner. We are planning to host a holiday cook-out. Come out to the marina to celebrate Independence Day&nbsp;with me and the Morningstar Crew. We would love to see you!<br /><br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br />704-528-3328</div> <p><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>FATHER’S DAY PHOTOS</strong></p> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=92a10a37a5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/04c6c73b-3556-4aba-bb15-81cf25f0e43a.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6744db1669&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7d5fbb9e-9c7b-4c6c-a8d0-5838ad58cff7.jpg" alt="" width="325" height="487" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0c062eaa2c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eaaf62af-6ff8-4590-b07c-e5e52cb87051.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=447ae2ac17&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/358228b9-6929-484b-9041-6ee72810ed03.jpg" alt="" width="325" height="484" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3b5ea09c28&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/65c1c281-681e-45c6-a019-98c30f68478c.jpg" alt="" width="325" height="454" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5c52fe4a4f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0606fd4d-143f-466b-97f4-2e039fbbd487.jpg" alt="" width="325" height="477" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <div>So glad that you decided to spend the day with us!</div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cdecfdedeb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1747e781-6eed-4105-a166-a55792b1981e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Submit your photos to Heather at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>!&nbsp;&nbsp;Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most ‘Likes’ on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9bf9c63c06&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube!<br />&nbsp;<br />Categories are:<br />Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets<br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f199636ff7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1f653942-2c37-4349-af1a-642ecc977695.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="295" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>July 4th Celebration</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>Saturday, July 4th, 4 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Celebrate Independence Day with us at our holiday cook-out! &nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bf9a2078b2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a43f8ee9-2fac-4673-880d-cd6cdb258033.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="311" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>Rock out to the 80s Party</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>Saturday July 18, 4 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Miss your big hair and mullets? Dress up with the Morningstar crew as we blast&nbsp;back to the decade of big hair. Come celebrate the 80s with righteous tunes by DJ Julius, good food and great company. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b6986b1c3b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/46e42d2a-c67b-4a13-acb8-ab1558c6a8a1.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>Family Fun Day</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><strong>Saturday, August 15, 12 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Enjoy a day celebrating family before the start of the school year. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of fun. We will have family activities, a cardboard boat race and yummy food!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=eebe61d83d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9e9eec50-5a6a-4606-878d-9780a0552eb5.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="414" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Labor Day Cook-out</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, September 5, 4 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Where should you spend Labor Day Weekend? At Skippers, of course! We will host a Labor Day cook-out for all of our wonderful members.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALS</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; <div><br /><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6095ab11d0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fa4dbb8e-54f2-4bd9-b174-3d5c5d6a33c8.jpg" alt="" width="291" height="173" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>10% Off Tubes!</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Order any tube and receive 10% off of the retail price. Call us today at&nbsp;<strong>(704) 528-3328&nbsp;</strong>to take advantage of this offer.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Prop Reconditioning Special</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Free removal, installation, and estimates for prop repair. Call<strong>&nbsp;(704) 528-3328</strong>&nbsp;to arrange this service today. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Dock Lines</strong><br /><br />For those of you who still need dock lines, we have some available in our Ship’s Store. Prices start at $7.99 a line.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, Chief Meteorologist from WSOC-TV and Morningstar Boater.</em><br /><br />We’ll see two very different weather days this weekend. A cold front pushes through&nbsp;on Saturday,&nbsp;with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms (70%). Winds will be very gusty around any storms with temps in the upper 80s to about 90.&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;will be mainly sunny, with much lower humidity and little chance of rain - clearly the better day on the lake! Highs in the mid 80s.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-817 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-816 <div>Sandusky Harbor Boaters,<br /><br />What a weekend we had! Despite the forecast, it did turn out to be a nice weekend. We hope all the fathers had a great Father&rsquo;s Day. A number of our SHM family were over at Pirate Fest on Put-In-Bay during the weekend, and we are sure they had a good time. There were a lot of sailboats out on the bay, which is always a great sight.<br />&nbsp;<br />Summer is here! We&rsquo;re looking forward to another great weekend coming up. Just a reminder, with the recent high winds, be sure to check your lines and replace as needed.<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</strong><br /><br /> &nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e680d4151d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/af3aa33e-e297-4c23-b5bf-3362da8d5e63.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="460" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Last weekend was Father&rsquo;s Day and our own SHM Service Manager took time out with his family to share a selfie! We hope all the fathers were able to spend time doing things they enjoy!<br />&nbsp;<br />If you have any pictures you would like to share with your SHM family, please email them to us at&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com</a></span><strong>.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Smiling faces and good times are what we here at SHM love to see! <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6e8669d3c4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/17779f00-d2b1-4b24-9810-b436a38629e7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Chris was so relaxed after his Father&rsquo;s Day, he decided to spread the joy. Below is a coupon for&nbsp;<strong>$25 off of any $200 service</strong>. For details, see the coupon below. To redeem, just print and present to Chris or Twila in our Service Department. <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=065fb216dc&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/580c40f5-3110-494c-9186-2c47f8439f14.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="231" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br /><strong>The Race in the Bay for Stein Hospice&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=71f1b4e68a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/48cc2eba-4537-4d21-bead-79745efe6329.gif" alt="" width="200" height="137" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=37af0b73c2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e1d98c01-5192-4c8a-8400-417eced75348.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="199" align="none" /></a><br /><br />We know most of you are making plans for the upcoming July 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;weekend, but please mark your calendars for&nbsp;<strong>July 11</strong>! The Harbor Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) will be hosting The Race in The Bay to benefit Stein Hospice. This event is sponsored by HBYC, Stein Hospice and Sandusky Harbor Marina! Below is the information from their flyer.<br />&nbsp; <div dir="ltr"><em>Stein Hospice is a community-based, not-for-profit agency that offers compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients and their families. Stein Hospice has been providing comfort, compassion and support during life&rsquo;s final journey since 1982.&nbsp;This year’s race will be held on&nbsp;<strong>July 11, 2015</strong>. The race is open to&nbsp;<strong>all</strong>&nbsp;mono hull sailboats 20’ LOA and greater.<br /><br />The Race In The Bay will take the competitors on a 12 nm. circumnavigation of the Eastern basin of Sandusky Bay, featuring views of the Bay Bridge, Johnson Island, Cedar Point and downtown Sandusky.&nbsp;<br />In addition, this year we will be using a pursuit start with cannon salutes for each entrant. Awards will be presented to the top 3 boats for each class. A post race party is included.</em></div> <br />For more information contact&nbsp;Steve Gast at&nbsp;<strong>(614) 260-9993</strong>&nbsp;or at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cannon.1898@gmail.com" target="_blank">cannon.1898@gmail.com</a>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />The forecast seems to be the same as it&rsquo;s been, which means&hellip; it&rsquo;s anyone&rsquo;s guess! <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-816 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-814 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Father&rsquo;s Day was just a perfect day with so many of our RHYC Dads coming out to enjoy a hot, hot, hot day of boating, hot and yummy hot dogs and the smokin&rsquo; hot live tunes from DJ Mike rockin&rsquo; out at the Pool Deck!! A great day was enjoyed by all&hellip;check out some of the fun in the photos below!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><strong>FATHER’S DAY FUN:<br />Hot Dogs, Hot Weather and Hot Tunes on Father&rsquo;s Day!!!</strong></p> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b5dece2a69&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e66ec13c-8366-464a-ae48-793de0ff6ee4.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;A cuddle on Pop&rsquo;s lap is the best place at RHYC!!!</div> <div><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a84fdd0874&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6aef2899-0740-43c2-b740-12e13e1a2689.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a><br />Papa Tim and Timmy Clark trying to cool off in the pool!!!<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7b29cf72d2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/77d90516-4887-436b-8f87-83eda487f600.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;A fun boat ride with Papa Trey Deschamps on a sizzling afternoon!!!</div> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br /><br /><br /><strong>END OF DAY BOATING PLANS:</strong><br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=da31531d24&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/72dbc876-864d-45c1-b3f0-25955f068e21.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />To ensure that all of our RHYC dry slip boaters have an enjoyable marina experience, it would be great if, when you call for your boat launch, you provide us with your &ldquo;end-of-day boating plans.” Just let the Marina staff know your ETA back at RHYC, and if you are heading back out in the evening or next morning. This way we can return your boat safely to your dry slip and open up &ldquo;courtesy slips&rdquo; in our beautiful little harbor for our late arrivals.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>COMING UP AT RHYC&hellip;<br /><br />Independence Pool Party with Party Favor Band!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Sunday, July 5,&nbsp;3 p.m. to 7 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=09e22862b5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/dd3c7ac9-da15-4684-8123-f87519095070.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="300" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Come on down to RHYC and celebrate our American independence! We will be dancing to the live tunes from Party Favor Band and enjoying a delicious menu and drink specials around the pool and under the fireplace patio. Round up the whole family and meet up with your friends at RHYC.&nbsp; No need to RSVP&hellip;just come along and enjoy the late afternoon FUN and LIVE MUSIC!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Mahjongg at RHYC<br />Every other Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.:</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7dfbe734a6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c44b5653-9142-4ede-88f2-ccfd24a19c29.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Did you know that RHYC has a Mahjongg group which plays&nbsp;<strong>every other Wednesday</strong>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<strong>1 p.m. to 4 p.m</strong>. at RHYC? Join a very friendly group of folks, where beginners are welcome! Mahjongg is a game that originated in China and is played in tables of four, using 144 tiles with Chinese characters and symbols. It is a fun and stimulating way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!! The Mahjongg game is hosted and facilitated by RHYC member, Elise Green, so if you are interested please call or email Elise for all the details:&nbsp;<strong>843-314-3119</strong>&nbsp;or<a href="mailto:jdangreen@yahoo.com" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a><a href="mailto:jdangreen@yahoo.com">jdangreen@yahoo.com</a>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Beach Bash at the Pool:<br />Sunday, July 19, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6606314f86&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3f38b98d-60de-4124-92c1-88a090a8b549.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="365" align="none" /></a></strong></div> &nbsp;<br />Come on down to the pool at RHYC and enjoy a fun, late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites. Bring your floatie and sip on a frozen drink or make a request so you can sing along with your favorite tune &hellip;no RSVP needed to party down with your fellow members! &nbsp;Beach Bash promises to be a late afternoon &amp; evening of great party fun and entertainment with appetizer and tropical drink specials including:<em>&nbsp;Goombay Smash, Mojito, Cuba Libre, Rum Runner and Bahama Mama.</em><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>IMPORTANT NOTE TO OUR AUTOPAY CLUB MEMBERS:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Due to a software malfunction, your Club Account billing was not processed until 6/18/2015 through 6/24/2015.&nbsp; You will see credit card activity during that period from your May dues and F&amp;B purchases for the month of May. The auto-pay accounts for slip rental were processed properly at the beginning of June.&nbsp;<em>We apologize for the tardiness and appreciate your understanding in this matter</em>.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>DATES TO REMEMBER</strong><br /><br />The RHYC Clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>3 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, June 27</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />A cooling trend is forecast for the weekend with temperatures in the high 80&rsquo;s and low 90&rsquo;s for an even more comfy weekend of boating weather.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:</strong><br /><br />26 Fri:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:07A&nbsp;&nbsp; 3.0H&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:03P&nbsp; 3.3H&nbsp; 1:02A&nbsp; 0.9L&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:07P&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.4L<br />27 Sat:&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;6:59A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3.0H&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:53P&nbsp; 3.5H&nbsp; 1:58A&nbsp; 0.8L&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:57P&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.3L<br />28 Sun:&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:50A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3.0H&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:41P&nbsp; &nbsp;3.6H &nbsp;2:51A &nbsp;0.6L&nbsp; &nbsp;2:46P&nbsp; &nbsp;0.1L<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both federal and state laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ships Store</span>:&nbsp;</strong>Open Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM, Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:</span></strong>&nbsp; open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span></strong>&nbsp;open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!!! <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-814 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-813 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Another great weekend here at Mayport, but man was it HOT! With the summer and the summer heat in full swing, the Mayport team is here to help you enjoy your boat with ease and convenience; however, with the heat, we need a break to cool down and hydrate too.&nbsp;I know, hard to believe! Help us&nbsp;help you.&nbsp;Remember, call-ahead request for your vessel helps ensure your boat is splashed, fueled and ready to go when you arrive at the marina. When returning after your day on the water, we want to be on the dock to make docking as easy as possible.&nbsp;We operate on channel 74 on VHF radio.&nbsp;You can hail us on channel 74 to ensure we are on the dock ready for you! We can’t wait to see you out on the water this weekend!&nbsp;<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br />904-246-8929</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3><strong style="font-size: 10px;">PHOTOS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport?utm_source=Mayport&amp;utm_campaign=b558923457-150625_Mayport6_25_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_19927e5eb8-b558923457-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/07d29ea8-77b2-4ff1-924e-226f9808e190.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="319" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br />Please send us your boating and fishing pictures with your name to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">mayport@morningstarmarinas.com</a>! We want to show you off on display in future e-blasts!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport?utm_source=Mayport&amp;utm_campaign=b558923457-150625_Mayport6_25_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_19927e5eb8-b558923457-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/25326356-fd62-4861-969d-8745a45a6b15.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Free Vessel Safety Check<br />Saturday and Sunday, June 27&nbsp;</strong><strong>&ndash;</strong><strong>&nbsp;28, 7 a.m. &ndash; 12 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />On June 27 and 28,&nbsp;the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be here, on-site, performing&nbsp;<strong>free&nbsp;</strong>vessel safety checks.&nbsp; These safety checks are free and not required, but are encouraged. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will give you a breakdown specific to your vessel of anything you may have or not have to provide the safest possible boating experience. To receive a safety check during these dates simply call us at&nbsp;<strong>(904) 246-8929&nbsp;</strong>to have your boat put on a wash rack or in the water, and let us know you would like to have a check done. You must be present at the time of the check.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MARINA SPECIALS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport?utm_source=Mayport&amp;utm_campaign=b558923457-150625_Mayport6_25_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_19927e5eb8-b558923457-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7c48c102-1617-4de8-a183-61596f6ab8db.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Tired of that yellow stain on the bottom of your vessel? During the whole month of June, we are offering a&nbsp;<strong>FREE acid wash</strong>&nbsp;with the purchase of a detail on your vessel. That&rsquo;s a&nbsp;<strong>$45.00 value</strong>! For more information or to schedule a service please stop by or call the Ship&rsquo;s Store at&nbsp;<strong>(904) 246-8929</strong>.<br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s going to be another hot weekend, with temperatures continually forecast in the mid 90&rsquo;s. Early forecasts show a 50% or less chance of rain throughout the weekend, with SSW winds. Here&rsquo;s a more detailed look at the forecast for this weekend:<br />&nbsp;<br />Friday, June 26:&nbsp; Partly Cloudy.&nbsp; High 95. 50% Chance of rain with Southwest winds at 8 knots.<br />Saturday, June 27:&nbsp; Partly Cloudy.&nbsp; High 95. 40% Chance of rain with Southwest winds at 9 knots.<br />Sunday, June 28:&nbsp; Partly Cloudy.&nbsp; High 93. 30% Chance of rain with Southwest winds at 10 knots. <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-813 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-812 <div>Lakefront Boaters,</div> <div>&nbsp;<br />The middle of summer has arrived, and we have lots of good things going on at the marina!&nbsp;The 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;is right around the corner.&nbsp;The Mayflies are here but will leave soon.&nbsp;The Yacht Club has a number of events&nbsp;coming up.&nbsp;Get ready to enjoy the best part of summer with us at the marina!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Kevin Asher, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br />419-734-5576</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Cigars Under the Stars</strong></p> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=25eefb7f43&amp;e=543c592ffd"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a419fa22-5213-4af1-a017-f68b80372f41.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="504" align="none" /></a><br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=db45ad89e6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d34c3f4d-fd35-453c-8bf1-7c4a541cc9cb.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br />We held our annual Cigars Under the Stars this past Saturday on J Dock.&nbsp;Marina members enjoyed a variety of Perdomo, Macanudo, Romeo &amp; Juliet&nbsp;and Fuentes cigars,&nbsp;along with a smorgasboard of veggies, cheese&nbsp;and crackers.&nbsp;As dusk settled in, the stories we heard&nbsp;got more and more exciting&nbsp;and became less and less believable.</div> <div><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d1d28401fa&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/aa54f5c2-3610-41b4-8b6e-4767ca245898.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></strong>&nbsp;</div> <div><br /><br /><strong>Lakefront Yacht Club Breakfast</strong></div> <div>The Yacht Club served breakfast again Sunday morning.&nbsp; They plan to have breakfast again Saturday, July 4,&nbsp;along with a Bloody Mary bar.&nbsp;The cost is minimal and the food is outstanding!&nbsp;If you have not yet been able to come to breakfast, you should try it out sometime, and what better time than July 4!</div> <div>&nbsp;<br /><br />We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.</div> <div>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS<br /><br />Commodore’s Cup: Yacht Club Margarita Challenge and Taco Bar<br />Saturday, June 27, 5 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=071b79f4b8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e4f9dfc2-468c-4c21-80b1-7a6ec5b3de6a.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br />Lakefront Yacht Club is holding the Commodore&rsquo;s Cup Challenge this&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, June 27</strong>.&nbsp;Bring your favorite margarita mix and compete for the Commodore&rsquo;s Cup Trophy.&nbsp;The Challenge will be held at<strong>&nbsp;5 p.m.,&nbsp;</strong>coinciding with happy hour.&nbsp;Have your special mix ready to be tested just prior to 5 p.m.,&nbsp;if you wish to challenge 2-time defending champion, Dennis Emrich.&nbsp;The taco bar will follow at 6 p.m.&nbsp;in the Yacht Club along with frozen margaritas.&nbsp;Please bring your favorite Mexican side dish or any dish or dessert to share.&nbsp; Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;<br /><strong>Progressive Dock Party&nbsp;<br />Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The annual Progressive Dock Party will be&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, July 4</strong>.&nbsp;The evening will begin at<strong>&nbsp;4 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;at J Dock.&nbsp; The 400 and 500 docks will be responsible for hors&nbsp;devours at J Dock. From there, we will move on&nbsp;to the floating homes for salads and more hors devours.&nbsp;The finger docks, rack building, and floating homes will host that portion of the dinner in the floating homes gazebo.&nbsp;Following that stop, we will move to the game room for dinner.&nbsp; The marina will provide traditional July 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;food of bratwurst, Italian sausage, hot dogs&nbsp;and hamburgers, as well as french fries.&nbsp;The 200 and 300 docks will&nbsp;bring side dishes.&nbsp;The 100 docks are responsible for dessert.&nbsp;Remember each stop is an opportunity to showcase your specialty drink for all to try.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><em>Check back next week for a schedule of fireworks displays in the area, the most prominent being Cedar Point Fireworks at 10 p.m.&nbsp;at the park.</em></div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ce00e6a2e7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ad25e940-c999-4134-aa8b-cb8b3592a7f8.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Yacht Club Cruise to Battery Park<br />July 11-12</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;The Yacht Club has scheduled a cruise to downtown Sandusky at Battery Park&nbsp;<strong>July 11 &ndash; 12.</strong>&nbsp;They have reserved 6 docks, but can get more if necessary.&nbsp; Call Battery Park at&nbsp;<strong>419-625-6142</strong>&nbsp;to reserve a spot, and tell them you are with Lakefront Yacht Club.&nbsp;Battery Park has cable at the docks, a pool, a restaurant, and is a short walk from downtown Sandusky.&nbsp;If you have questions, see Fleet Captain Jon Lamb at dock 360.<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9ff12fc8ac&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eccb7b88-4ca4-4f6a-9b06-bae32c2f9616.jpg" alt="" width="325" height="577" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><br />&nbsp;Who is this guy?<ol> <li>General Manager, Kevin Asher</li> <li>Pope Francis</li> <li>Dean of Students at Notre Dame</li> <li>Rev. Billy Graham</li> </ol></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><br /><strong>LIFT WELL CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Construction at the lift wells has begun and will continue for the next 2 &ndash; 3 weeks.&nbsp;Please avoid that area and&nbsp;any of any stone piles or scrap steel in the marina as we move forward with this project.&nbsp;The stone will be used to shore up the west wall of the finger docks that has been washing away.&nbsp;Remember that the rack building is open for business as usual.&nbsp;Thanks for your patience and your cooperation!<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The forecast for this weekend is sunny to partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid to high 70&rsquo;s.&nbsp;Winds will be light.&nbsp;This looks like the best weekend of the year so far!&nbsp;&nbsp;Come enjoy the marina and the lake.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-812 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-811 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Believe it or not, June is almost over and the 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of July is right around the corner. With the 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;falling on a Saturday and everyone (except us!) being off on Friday the 3rd, we anticipate a fun (busy!) long weekend at the marina and on the water. Keep reading for details on our holiday BBQ and tune in next week for the best spots to celebrate our nation’s&nbsp;independence and view fireworks on and around the lake.&nbsp;Let&rsquo;s hope the rain stays away this weekend, and remember the potential for afternoon pop up showers.&nbsp; We are looking forward to another great weekend and hope to see you out on the water.&nbsp;As always, be safe, have fun, and stay hydrated!<br /><br />Chris Higgs, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 10px; color: #000033;">LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2f2a100ed9&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fb666296-42f9-4d86-878e-1717d3fe27a2.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Hope all you Dads had a GREAT day last Sunday! Glad to see that lots of you made it by the store to pick up your free bottle of water and Morningstar koozie.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MEET OUR STAFF!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e113e730b2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3b03c876-f9d6-43ed-b4ae-a46e4c5b16f3.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />This is one of our fabulous office assistants, Caten Murphy, and her new puppy Piper. Caten is a sophomore at the University of Alabama, and this is her second summer with us. Piper is a rescued Lab/Golden Retriever mix, somewhere in the area of 4 months old. Stop by to say hi to Caten, and you might get the privilege of meeting Piper too!<br />&nbsp;<br />Send us your selfies! We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any boating photos, along with your name and any pertinent details.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Fireworks at Symphony in the Park<br />Saturday, June 27, 6 p.m. until</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cd94b84ae6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ed237d5f-721b-45bf-845d-8f693113aeb9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />There is a lot going on in the Lake Norman area to celebrate the 4<sup>th</sup>&hellip;parades, live music&hellip;<strong>fireworks on the lake</strong>&hellip;<br /><br />For a pre-holiday fireworks fix, the Town of Cornelius is hosting Symphony in the Park with Fireworks this&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, June 27,&nbsp;</strong>at Bailey Road Park. Gates will open at&nbsp;<strong>6 p.m.</strong>, the Charlotte Symphony will perform at&nbsp;<strong>8:15 p.m.</strong>, and the fireworks will start immediately after.<br /><br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <strong>July 4th BBQ</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, July 4,&nbsp;</strong><strong>11:30 a.m. &ndash; 2:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e65781e7e0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/90cef3d2-52c9-45c9-b71e-ffc5dbd66339.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> Join us for our annual 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of July celebration! Lunch will be traditional BBQ fare&ndash; pulled pork, grilled chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad. And of course, what barbeque is complete without beer?! We will provide beer, water, lemonade for the kids, and Lemon-Aid Ritas for the the big kids. Hope to see you there!<br /><br /><strong>Tune in next week for details about events on the 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;itself!</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Free Vessel Safety Check:&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, June 27,&nbsp;10 a.m. - 2 p.m.</strong><br /><br />The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron will be at the marina conducting a free vessel safety check (weather permitting) this Saturday, June 27,&nbsp;from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Try to stop by to take advantage of this valuable service.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><em>The latest weather forecast, provided courtesy of our own Steve Udelson, Chief Meteorologist from WSOC-TV and Morningstar Boater:</em><br /><br />We’ll see two very different weather days this weekend. A cold front pushes through&nbsp;on Saturday&nbsp;with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms (70%). Winds will be very gusty around any storms with temps in the upper 80s to about 90.&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;will be mainly sunny with much lower humidity and little chance of rain - clearly the better day on the lake! Highs in the mid 80s. <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-811 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-810 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This weekend is the Gwynn’s Island Festival! We will have a booth set up,&nbsp;so come by and say hello! We&rsquo;d love to see you out and about on the island enjoying the food and music.&nbsp;<br /><br />Make plans to be here for the 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of July as well! It falls on a Saturday this year, and Matthews has a fireworks show that lasts a whole 45 minutes! It will not disappoint.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br />804-725-9343</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> &nbsp;<br /><strong>FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <br />We saw so many folks on Saturday that we actually ran out of BBQ! It was great to see you all enjoying some free food and conversation with each other.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:tminor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">tminor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f39e92c404&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b7a0483c-b540-439a-8e14-bb8a44d6f359.jpg" alt="" width="266" height="189" align="none" /></a></div> <br />This is the last week for the 50/50 Raffle, so make sure to get your name in the hat! The drawing will be on Saturday at the festival.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>BAIT, BAIT AND MORE BAIT</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c69cc26f73&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/191fbea9-af08-450d-8f12-f937830b801c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="340" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br />Remember we have several vendors that we can get bait from! &nbsp;We can get any bait you want that you don&rsquo;t see that we have already. Just call us at the office at&nbsp;<strong>(804)&nbsp;384-9698</strong>&nbsp;prior to arriving, and we&rsquo;ll get it here by the weekend. We don’t want you having to run all over for bait when you can get it right here! <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-810 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-809 <div>Great Lakes Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />June 2015 has been a great month here at Great Lakes Marina.&nbsp; We treated our dads to free ice cream for Father&rsquo;s Day, we had several Vessel Safety Checks conducted, we had a great turn out for Summer Sailstice (see article below), and the Poker Run was an amazing success.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=fa55413c58&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/32d7a767-6118-48d2-9b1d-08ed049e9f05.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7970b4ac13&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9bbeb340-d24f-4201-b09f-088f1873dec4.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="303" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />While the weather has left much to be desired, between the fog, the rain, the fog, the wind, the fog (yes, it does seem to be a repeating theme,) Lake Michigan temperatures are beginning to finally warm up. As of today, NOAA is representing the temperature in the middle of the lake to be all of 45.5 degrees, but with a forecasted high in the 80s over the next week that should hopefully warm up so that the fog will go away!!<br />&nbsp;<br />We&rsquo;re kicking off the July boating season with a Dock Decorating Contest.&nbsp; We will have more details in next week&rsquo;s Eblast, but I wanted everyone to start thinking July 4th,&nbsp;lots of fun, and decorations to get your dock in the mood.<br />&nbsp;<br />Enjoy your weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />Jeff Covey, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br />231-759-8230</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 1.17em;">SUMMER SAILSTICE 2015&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <br />A wonderful sailing adventure was had by more than 30 people from the community aboard Lauri Ahlman&rsquo;s 32’ Pierson and Max Mulford&rsquo;s 34&rsquo; Hunter. There were three excursions taken by both boats throughout the afternoon, and the expressions on the faces of the returning passengers said it all!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2f2c19718e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b436b23b-b403-481a-9ab2-4ddfa686bf52.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />We want to say a very sincere thank you to Max and to Lauri and his crew, Rod, Lynn and Bill, for the donation of their time, their boats and their passion for sailing. You make Summer Sailstice the celebration of sailing it&rsquo;s meant to be!!!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <h3><span style="color: #000033;">A QUICK&nbsp;REMINDER…</span></h3> <ul> <li>Swimming in the marina is limited to the pool area only.&nbsp; It is very dangerous for a multitude of reasons to swim in the area around the boats. Stray voltage from boats not properly grounded is one of the top concerns. (If you suspect your boat may have an issue with stray voltage, please contact Jeff.&nbsp; We now have the equipment to check that for you.)</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Please be sure your guests know how to enter and exit the Member&rsquo;s Only Gate if they will be arriving or leaving after dark. The front gates are closed at night for your safety and for the security of your property.</li> </ul> <br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">This is YOUR e-blast, and we&nbsp;want it to reflect what you’re interested in and what’s happening in your boating community. Please let us know if your dock has something special planned, we’d love to cover it for you! Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com</a>.&nbsp;</span></strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <h3><span style="color: #000033;">DOCK FEATURE: ‘A’ DOCK&nbsp;</span></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=245b81df74&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c5940bf2-5d4e-4049-aa78-f682670a2fff.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="259" align="none" /></a></div> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <span style="color: #000033;">The first dock to respond to our request for Dock Coverage is &lsquo;A&rsquo; Dock! &nbsp;Paula was given the nickname &lsquo;A&rsquo; Dock Mama by someone &ldquo;who shall remain nameless,&rdquo; according to Paula.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #000033;">We asked Paula what makes &lsquo;A&rsquo; Dock have such great camaraderie:<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;Wow! That&rsquo;s a tough one. The first thing which comes to mind is that we all love the water and boats.&nbsp; Second is respect. We respect everyone. No matter who you are, no matter what you do, where you come from, etc., everyone is welcomed in to the fold…We make every attempt to welcome everyone and make them feel comfortable. It&rsquo;s an intangible that&rsquo;s difficult to explain, but it&rsquo;s fantastic and &lsquo;A&rsquo; Dockers love it!&rdquo;</em></span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">In talking to Paula about some of the events that &lsquo;A&rsquo; Dock has planned for this season, she mentioned Movie Night for the Kids (this year it’s&nbsp;Lego Movie!) and also Movie Night for Adults with the main feature yet to be decided. &lsquo;A&rsquo; Dock had movie night like this last summer and it was a great success, as well as a wonderfully creative idea!&nbsp;</span><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=91795fb942&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/71f6f091-ab18-4f3f-a2ce-12184d5d8e8f.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="397" align="none" /></a><br />For movie night they use Jackie and Doug&rsquo;s sail as a screen!</div> <span style="color: #000033;">Some of the other anticipated events are a Bloody Mary and Margarita Party, a Pirate Cove Overnight Raft-Off Party, Breakfast for &lsquo;A&rsquo; Dock, and an End of Season Party.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #000033;">In closing, Paula said:<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;&rsquo;A&rsquo; Dock is a very special place, and we&rsquo;ve enjoyed our 11 years as part of the family. We&rsquo;re looking forward to another great year!&rdquo;</em></span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <h3><br /><span style="color: #000033;">BOATIE OF THE WEEK</span></h3> &nbsp; <div><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ea42adf587&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7c25d2c0-31bf-461f-b45f-c82460c3c2b7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a><br />&nbsp;‘A’ Dock Crew help Mark in bringing in Mark and Lynn’s new boat to Great Lakes Marina&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><br /><span style="color: #000033;">UPCOMING EVENTS:</span></h3> <br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">Muskegon Lumbertown Challenge</span></strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ed283ded36&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e819e0c2-1fef-42a2-82bf-7ff2a1f8de38.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">Great Lakes Marina will be hosting the 2015 Muskegon Lumbertown Challenge, as well as being one of the sponsors for the Challenge. Last year&rsquo;s event had 74 participating boats, and they&rsquo;re hoping for even more for this year. Tom Manthei said, &ldquo;we&rsquo;re excited about this year&rsquo;s event, and we&rsquo;d love any volunteers that might be interested in helping.&rdquo; Anyone interested can contact Scott Cooley at&nbsp;<strong>(231)&nbsp;557-8364.&nbsp;</strong></span>To learn more about the schedule and activities, visit the Challenge’s website at&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6d10f193d3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">http://muskegonlumbertownchallenge.com/</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><em><span style="color: #000033;">In loving memory…</span></em></h3> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5986ff1f06&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cbb64dc2-4a61-48e0-a0bd-2fa759f79dbc.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=52cce9a542&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/501ef453-13d8-4a6d-855f-96773902b7cc.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="266" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong><em>Most live their lives impacting those around them like a pebble leaves a ripple in a pond;&nbsp;</em></strong><br /><strong><em>but a few touch lives like an ocean wave, carrying their kindness and their friendship&nbsp;</em></strong><br /><strong><em>far beyond their corner of the world, with a smile that tells you instantly that you’ve gained a forever friend!</em></strong><br /><br />Rest in Peace, Dave. You will be greatly missed. <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-809 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-808 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We are in full summer swing here at the Marina!&nbsp;As the 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of July approaches, we want to remind all of our boaters that safety should always come first.&nbsp;Make sure you stay properly hydrated during these hot summer days. And, as always, make sure your boat is stocked with working fire extinguishers, life vests, flares&nbsp;and horns, and that all of your navigation lights are working. If you&rsquo;d like to schedule a FREE USCG safety check, see below in this e-mail.&nbsp;We want everyone to have a safe, great time on the water.&nbsp;Enjoy!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-480-0266</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HOW BIG WAS IT??&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9b07b48f4b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d27c731e-4ff8-4de3-9333-1e5b8b10be3a.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="533" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp; <div>The fishing is so good around here they are practically jumping into the boats!</div> &nbsp;<br />We&rsquo;d love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>4<sup>TH</sup>&nbsp;OF JULY FIREWORKS&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7dadad7d22&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ed237d5f-721b-45bf-845d-8f693113aeb9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">There are several fireworks shows being planned in the Golden Isles. You can bring a chair and watch the fireworks on St. Simons Island in Neptune Park in the Pier Village. On Jekyll Island, there will be fireworks viewed from the Jekyll Island Convention Center. And in Brunswick, the fireworks will be viewed from Mary Ross Park, on Bay Street in Historic Downtown Brunswick.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Of course, the view will be perfect from your boat as well, especially if you can find a place to anchor where you can see all three shows! As always, though especially on this night, we remind you to keep in mind the safety of yourself, your passengers, your vessel, and the vessels around you.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><strong>FUEL SALE!</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">It&rsquo;s the summer and we want you to get out on the water! So we&rsquo;re giving a&nbsp;</span><strong>10&cent; discount</strong><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;on each gallon of fuel purchased. Just&nbsp;mention to this e-blast to our Dock Master, fill up your tank(s), and go have a fantastic and safe day on the water!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><strong>BOOK EARLY FOR A DISCOUNT ON BOTTOM PAINT</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b64dfa59e1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b1a4e253-f8c0-4e89-a726-71684029ee8d.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div></div> Is it time to have your boat&rsquo;s bottom paint re-done? Hull maintenance is of utmost importance to make sure your boat performs at its best, especially if you keep it in the water. If you book a bottom paint job with Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles&nbsp;<strong>before June 30, 2015</strong>&nbsp;(to be completed in the month of July) you will receive a&nbsp;<strong>15% discount</strong>&nbsp;on the total cost. We only have 4 slots still available, so call the marina at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 480-0266</strong>&nbsp;to book as soon as possible!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>USCG VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=dfc930481c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/26f39f5e-2294-4720-9e83-5f02e5a43093.png" alt="" width="280" height="180" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Having your vessel inspected by the US Coast Guard ensures peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help.&nbsp;Additionally, many boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels that undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year. We can assist you in setting up an appointment with the local USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 for your FREE safety inspection!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">This weekend&rsquo;s weather should allow for some good boating time. Friday will feature times of clouds and sun, with a high of 93 degrees and a low of 75 degrees. Saturday will have an occasional shower or thunderstorm, with a high of 92 degrees and a low of 76 degrees. Sunday will have a thunderstorm around the evening, with a high of 91 degrees and a low of 73 degrees.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/26&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:42 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.2&nbsp; H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/26&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:59 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.5&nbsp; L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/26&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:25 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.7&nbsp; H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/26&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:49 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.0&nbsp; L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/27&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:32 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.2&nbsp; H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/27&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:50 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.4&nbsp; L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/27&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:14 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.0&nbsp; H</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/28&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:42 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.8&nbsp; L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/28&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:23 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;6.3&nbsp; H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/28&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:41 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;0.2&nbsp; L</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">06/28&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:03 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;7.3&nbsp; H</span> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-808 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-807 <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=af4b99f057&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ed14f030-9359-4496-ab23-7a47d150654f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="319" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We hope everyone had a great Father&rsquo;s Day weekend!&nbsp; We were glad to see so many of you out on the lake this past weekend.&nbsp;This coming weekend should be even better!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661&nbsp;</div> <p><br /><br /><strong>CHANGING MARINA HOURS</strong> &nbsp;</p> <p>We are changing our hours of operation slightly for the summer.&nbsp;<br /><br />Sunday-Thursday: 9 a.m - 5 p.m.<br />Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., with the gas dock open until 7 p.m.<br />&nbsp;<br />Don&rsquo;t worry, if you want your boat out before we leave, just give us a call, and we will be glad to take care of it for you.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4fe1d4a6c8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c3cd72d-4fd0-408b-8661-0ea96b668c60.jpg" alt="" width="468" height="108" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br />Thursday, June 25 &ndash; Chris Overstreet<br />Friday, June 26 &ndash; DJ Boo Boo<br />Saturday, June 27 &ndash; Willie Peebles Band<br />Sunday, June 28&nbsp;&ndash;The Embers<br />&nbsp;<br />For more information, check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b6e6f42ae4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">The Pointe’s website</a>.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8bf0477cae&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/306594eb-d3e3-4a7b-b8e0-2ea6be37880f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="286" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>AF Wake’s 2015 Big Air Fair&nbsp;<br />Sunday, June 28, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.</strong><br /><br />At Eaton&rsquo;s Ferry Bridge, AF Wake and Team Centurion will hold their biggest wakeboarding and watersports event of the summer!&nbsp; Hope you come to check them out!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather this weekend should not be as hot with temperatures in the low 80s with a 60% chance of rain on Saturday. News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-807 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-806 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We had a great time celebrating all the amazing dads at the marina this weekend and hope you did too! With the Fourth of July coming up, there are many different events happening around town. Check them out below to find out exactly when and where the best firework displays in town are!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Ron Thomas, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <p><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;<img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/abab39d7-f5de-4100-aaec-440c5e206974.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="750" align="none" /></div> &nbsp; <div>This past weekend was another hot one! This little guy couldn&rsquo;t help but steal the hose away to cool off!</div> &nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9dd6db1b44&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ed237d5f-721b-45bf-845d-8f693113aeb9.jpg" alt="fireworks" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Savannah Yacht Club Fireworks Display</strong><br /><strong>Friday, July 3,&nbsp;at dark</strong><br /><br />Want to avoid the traffic on the water? Bring your family and friends down to Bahia Bleu to enjoy the Savannah Yacht Club Fireworks Display, visible from our deck upstairs! Feel free to use the screened-in patio out back while you are here!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Tybee Island Independence Day Fireworks</strong><br /><strong>Friday, July 3,&nbsp;9:15 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Take the boat over to Tybee to enjoy a beautiful fireworks display! Fireworks will be launched from the pier and will be visible across the island!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>River Street Fourth of July Celebration<br />Saturday, July 4,&nbsp;4 p.m. - 10 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Head down to River Street to celebrate Independence Day. There will be live music and a DJ! Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;<img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4eb5ba2a-c923-4c14-911c-2ecd8d86d846.jpg" alt="" width="460" height="613" align="none" /></div> <br /><strong>Boat Washes</strong><br /><br />The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Let us take the hassle out of getting your boat ready for the holiday weekend! Call the front office at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 354-2283</strong>&nbsp;to schedule your boat wash. Please let us know no later than Monday, June 29, as we too will be busy preparing for the weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Trailering Boats</strong><br /><br />Starting&nbsp;<strong>July 1,</strong>&nbsp;we will be charging to put boats on and off trailers. We will gladly take your boat off when you first move in and put it on a trailer when you move out for free. We are only able to trailer boats&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday-Thursday</strong>. If you have any questions, please call the office at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 354-2283</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Sunscreen at the Ship&rsquo;s Store</strong><br /><br />We are now selling sunscreen at the Ship’s Store! With the hot Georgia Summer in full swing now, we want to make sure everyone stays hydrated and protected from the sun! Make sure to stop by the ship store to stock up on sunscreen, beverages and snacks before you head out on the water!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />This weekend will be somewhat cooler than past weekends! With highs in the high 80s to low 90s, it should be a nice weekend on the water. <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-806 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-805 <div>Mayport Boaters,</div> &nbsp;<br />We are looking forward to seeing all the fathers out here this weekend, it’s going to be a hot one. To help celebrate Father&rsquo;s Day, we will be giving a free 10lb bag of ice to each father upon request (one per member, per boat) this Father&rsquo;s Day, Sunday, June 21. Happy Father&rsquo;s Day, Dads!<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br />904-246-8929<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>CATCH OF THE WEEK</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c017d0e314&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e1ac0801-8c17-4050-84c0-425723aafd5d.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="382" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br />The Catch of the Week this week goes to member Andre LaBous with a nice Cobia caught back in April. We are still seeing a lot of these big guys coming through. Be sure to get out there before they&rsquo;re gone!<br />&nbsp;<br />We need your pictures for future E-blasts!&nbsp; Remember to send us your boating and fishing pictures with your name to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com." target="_blank">mayport@morningstarmarinas.com.</a><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=08b5285a97&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/29ac4faa-d392-4f5c-93c5-1c628deb5318.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="136" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Free Vessel Safety Check<br />Saturday and Sunday, June 27&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;28, 7am &ndash; 12pm</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be here, on-site, performing free vessel safety checks. These safety checks are free and not required but are encouraged. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will give you a breakdown specific to your vessel of anything you may have or not have to provide the safest possible boating experience. To receive a safety check during these dates simply call us at&nbsp;<strong>(904)-246-8929</strong>&nbsp;to have your boat put on a wash rack or in the water and let us know you would like to have a check done.&nbsp; You must be present at the time of the check.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MARINA SPECIALS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9b70a84387&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5567d254-3f07-4751-9dd9-36c61885c93d.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Tired of that yellow stain on the bottom of your vessel? During the whole month of June we are offering a&nbsp;<strong>FREE acid wash</strong>&nbsp;with the purchase of a detail on your vessel. That&rsquo;s a&nbsp;<strong>$45.00 value</strong>! For more information or to schedule a service please stop by or call the Ship&rsquo;s Store at&nbsp;<strong>(904) 246-8929</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Weather for this weekend is looking perfect to go out on the boat. Sunny skies with low South winds and only a 20% chance of rain are forecast all weekend. Here&rsquo;s a more detailed look at this weekend:<br />&nbsp;<br />Friday: Sunny.&nbsp; High 96.&nbsp; 20% Chance of Rain with winds South by Southwest at 8 knots.<br />Saturday: Sunny.&nbsp; High 95.&nbsp; 20% Chance of Rain with winds East at 8 knots.<br />Sunday: Sunny.&nbsp; High 96.&nbsp; 10% Chance of Rain with winds South at 10 knots.<br />&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-805 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-802 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />2015 is starting off to be a terrific summer with each weekend more spectacular than the previous one.&nbsp; It has been wonderful to see so many of our boaters out on the river enjoying Sandy Island and day-cruising to Georgetown.&nbsp; The pool has been rocking and rolling since school ended, and the evenings have been nice and relaxing with folks enjoying the cool breezes and some great food and refreshing drinks on the Fireplace Patio.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />If you have not yet been down to RHYC, what are you waiting for?! &nbsp;The boats are gassed up, the drinks are cold, the pool is sparkling&hellip;all we need to complete the picture is YOU!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>ENJOYING THE HEAT AT RHYC</strong></span></p> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3176061b41&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c55144ef-1422-4adb-b665-3505aa47473e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a><br />The Hollister Family enjoying an afternoon cruise along the waterway.</div> <div><br /><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=662991294f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c48fe841-acbd-478e-8684-20f7150c14c6.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Midway&rsquo;s Finest, Will Tayloe, keeping us safe on the river.</div> <br /><br /><br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>FATHER’S DAY FUN</strong></span><br /><strong>Sunday, June 21, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=290f0bf94c&amp;e=543c592ffd"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/56f3a799-b944-4fe7-80fd-684ffa6363ed.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="361" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Enjoy live music by DJ Mike around the RHYC pool and treat your Dad, Grandpa, or favorite Uncle like a king where all the Dads get FREE HOT DOGS and a special FREE GIFT! Dads can select their favorite gift including a floatie keychain, stadium cup or frisbee. Challenge Dad to a corn hole match and treat him to a fun afternoon at RHYC.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>SAVE THE DATE: THE 4TH ON THE 5TH!</strong></span><br /><strong>Sunday, July 5, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.</strong><br />Independence Pool Party with Party Favor Band!!! &nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e6e3440ab2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4bd2fa95-2659-4d5f-909b-6674112b7642.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="357" align="none" /></a></div> <p><br />Come on down to RHYC and celebrate our American independence!! We will be dancing to the live tunes from Party Favor Band and enjoying delicious menu and drink specials around the pool and under the Fireplace patio. &nbsp;Round up the whole family and meet up with your friends at RHYC. &nbsp;No need to RSVP&hellip;just come along and enjoy the late afternoon FUN and LIVE MUSIC!!!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>DATES TO REMEMBER</strong></span><br /><br />Don’t forget! The RHYC Clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>3 p.m. on Friday, June 19th, 2015</strong>.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong></span><br /><br />Weekend weather is calling for a &ldquo;cooling off&rdquo; with temperatures dipping down into the 90&rsquo;s for a delightful weekend of summer fun.<br /><br /><br />WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:<br /><br />19 Fri: &nbsp; &nbsp; 12:52A &nbsp; 3.8H &nbsp; &nbsp; 1:24P &nbsp;3.1H &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;8:03A &nbsp; &nbsp;-0.0L &nbsp; &nbsp; 8:03P &nbsp; 0.1L</p> <p>20 Sat: &nbsp; &nbsp; 1:34A &nbsp; &nbsp; 3.7H &nbsp; &nbsp;2:10P &nbsp;3.1H &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;8:46A &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 0.1L &nbsp; &nbsp;8:47P &nbsp;0.3L &nbsp;</p> <p>21 Sun: &nbsp; &nbsp; 2:16A &nbsp; &nbsp; 3.5H &nbsp; 2:56P &nbsp;3.0H &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 9:28A &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;0.3L &nbsp; &nbsp;9:33P &nbsp; 0.5L &nbsp;</p> <p><br /><br /><br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Marina and Ships Store: Open Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br />Pool: &nbsp;Pool is open daily 9AM - Sunset<br />Club: Club is open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!!!<br /><br /></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-802 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-801 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,</div> &nbsp;<br />We had another great weekend here at Skippers even with the Mayflies. Nobody tells us Yankees about the Mayflies before we move down here. There were so many of them! I was glad to hear that they only last for a day… Icky bugs aside, it was great to see so many of you here enjoying yourselves.<br />&nbsp;<br />In our Ship’s Store, we have a bottle with gas in it treated with ethanol, and the ethanol has separated from the gasoline. This little bottle has sparked many a conversation regarding how ethanol and boats do not mix. So, I thought I would share an article with you on the dangers of ethanol additive to your boat’s engine, and fuel system. Please read below an article from the West Advisor.<br />&nbsp;<br />Here’s a hint for the perfect Father’s Day gift: Bring Dad to Skippers!<br />Celebrate Father’s Day with the Morningstar crew. We will have complimentary donuts and coffee for dad.<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br />704-528-3328<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><strong>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=688a7795c0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9ddbe255-6b3a-44b1-a93f-4faa99e30ff8.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Submit your photos to Heather at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>, and&nbsp;please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most ‘Likes’ on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=90f1cd716c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;page wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube.<br />&nbsp;<br />Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets<br />&nbsp; <h3><br /><br /><strong>PROBLEMS WITH THE GASOLINE ADDITIVE: ETHANOL</strong></h3> &nbsp;<br />A recently introduced gasoline additive has caused problems in the engines and fuel systems of some boats, and experts have come to agree on a set of common-sense solutions, which we’ll describe below. Many states have mandated replacement of the gasoline additive MTBE with ethanol (denatured grain alcohol). This changeover was part of the 2005 Energy Bill, which also eliminated the requirement for oxygenated gas, the main reason MTBE, a suspected carcinogen and groundwater pollutant, was added in the first place. The bill also required ethanol, made from Midwestern corn, to be gradually added to the nation’s supply of gasoline. It removed protection for fuel suppliers from MTBE-related lawsuits, a big reason why ethanol has rapidly phased in…continue reading on&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c13b9a7853&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">our blog</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9fba3f22dd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7f44d7fc-7688-4f7f-8621-c5474da90789.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Donuts with Dad</strong><br /><strong>Sunday, June 21st</strong><br /><br />Bring Dad to the marina on Father’s Day and we will provide the donuts!<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=56cc156c7f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ed237d5f-721b-45bf-845d-8f693113aeb9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>July 4th Celebration</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, July 4 at 4 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Celebrate Independence Day with us with a holiday cook-out!&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0d0aac46e8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/95828401-6d22-498d-9cc0-27bf5effe682.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Rock out to the 80s Party</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, July 18 at 4 p.m.</strong><br /><br />Miss your big hair and mullets? Dress up with the Morningstar crew as we blast &nbsp;<br />back to the decade of big hair. Come celebrate the 80s with righteous tunes by DJ Julius, good food and great company. &nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7ffffafa6a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/382335c6-dfbb-4eed-9c2d-c4856d60ccfa.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Family Fun Day</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, August 15</strong><br /><br />Enjoy a day celebrating family before the start of the school year. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of clean fun. More details to come!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALS</strong> <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3cf594ddcb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/df72fb85-94e4-4d55-b1cf-79765797b722.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Prop Reconditioning Special</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Free removal, installation, and estimates for prop repair. Call&nbsp;<strong>(704) 528-3328</strong>&nbsp;to arrange this service today. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Dock Lines</strong><br /><br />For those of you who still need dock lines, we have some available in our Ship’s Store. Prices start at $7.99 a line. Take advantage of this pricing today!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Free Boat Inspections</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Our mechanic Grant is available to inspect your boat to troubleshoot any possible issues. You will be provided with a Boat Inspection Report that will tell you the general condition of your boat and engine.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, Chief Meteorologist from WSOC-TV and Morningstar Boater.</em><br /><br />After a bit of a late week break, the extreme heat starts to build back in over the weekend. Afternoon highs will reach the low to mid 90s&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;and mid 90s for Father’s Day. Afternoon thunderstorms may try to roll in late&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;but&nbsp;Sunday’s&nbsp;storm chances are very low. Sailors will find winds will be S/SW at 5-10 and water temps. have warmed to the upper 80s.<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-801 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-800 <p>Sandusky Harbor Boaters:<br />&nbsp;<br />This weekend brings the official beginning of Summer and we are ready! Sunday is also Father&rsquo;s Day and we hope all the Father&rsquo;s enjoy this special day relaxing on their boat, hanging out by the pool, or grilling under the pavilion.&nbsp;<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625</p> <h3>LAST WEEK RECAP</h3> &nbsp; <div><a rel="nofollow" href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bedc44587d&amp;e=ea77c3a1eb" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e72c9f7a-2e09-4a99-8aeb-3f6cad73865b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" /></a><br /><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=11b4e30602&amp;e=ea77c3a1eb" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/161ab904-87ab-4699-a16e-3ec8169e17e9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <br />Marina Day 2015 was a great day. The Firelands Military Group were again a fabulous addition sharing their unique vehicles which included a complete cooking station, an amphibious vehicle, several jeeps with 50 caliber guns (Jerry wants one for the office; for more images of the day check out our Facebook page.) The Sea Scouts Ship #368 were here along with a representative from NAPA who shared a filter and usage presentation.<br />&nbsp;<br />Our busy weekend continued with Cigars Under the Stars hosted by Chris McGuire, SHM Service Manager. Chris said it was a chilly night but they had a great time. The cigars were smoking, companionship was great, and the night sky was cloudy. Although it stayed overcast, Leon and Sue Cross, who had brought their telescopes, were still able to share on their IPad what the night sky looks like at this time of year and what stars and planets are most visible. They have offered to come back another evening with their equipment.<br />&nbsp; <div><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bf8095dc2d&amp;e=ea77c3a1eb" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/05618d94-67f3-4d01-a146-1e26fb90400e.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="214" /></a></div> <div><em>We love to put your photos and selfies on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</strong></a>to submit any photos with your name and locations.</em><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <h3>MARINA NEWS</h3> &nbsp; <div>Just a reminder, summer is in full swing and many families are here walking and enjoying their time together. If you are driving please Slow Down and watch out for those on foot, bicycle or skateboard.<br />&nbsp;<br />New vending machines are now in place. Be sure to check out the new snack machine in the community room! For your convenience, the new machines will accept cash, debit and credit!<br />&nbsp;<br />We have made some adjustments and our Wi-Fi should be working, Let us know if you have any problems.<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <h3>WEEKEND WEATHER</h3> <br />The weather is up in the air for this weekend. It is going to start out chilly and in true Ohio fashion hit the 80&rsquo;s the next day. We&rsquo;re hoping for clear skis and smooth sailing weather!<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-800 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-799 <div>Lakefront Boaters,</div> &nbsp;<br />Remember that Sunday is Father&rsquo;s Day. We would like to thank all Dads for all you do. We will celebrate Father’s Day with our annual Cigars Under the Stars, info to follow. The Yacht Club is also serving breakfast in the game room Sunday morning. Join us in celebrating our Dads.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Kevin Asher, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br />419-734-5576<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3><br />LAST WEEK RECAP</h3> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e20306d7bb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/80c4206e-a416-4756-84df-f9f346c14016.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=06b754efef&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/823a35f2-9bd2-48b5-a8f3-6eae5c2c4306.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Deck Dedication<br />Saturday&rsquo;s dedication of our new deck was a huge success. Thanks to Gloria &amp; Leo Chase for the donation of their boat, the sale of which allowed us to build the deck and the pirate ship. The deck is now known as &ldquo;J Dock&rdquo;, in memory of Jim Mickey and Judy Daugherty. We know that they would have enjoyed the deck as much as anyone. A huge thanks to Mike Beam, whose talent and imagination gave us the pirate ship on the deck.&nbsp; Thanks to Wayne Martin, Chuck &amp; Vicki Hanni, Steve Banashak, Dave Ogram, Bill &amp; Chris Niceswanger, and Jim &amp; Fran Cox for their help with the construction of the deck.&nbsp; We had a crowd of about 50 take part in the dedication. Thanks for coming!<br />&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=0537479b01&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2b3be2f2-628e-4b3a-94af-5476d4f9750b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="262" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <h3>NATIONAL MARINA DAY</h3> <br />This past Saturday was National Marina Day. We celebrated with happy hour and dinner in the game room. We served ribs and french fries to a little over 160 people. Everyone brought a dish to share. Going home hungry was impossible. Thanks to all who helped set up and take down. A big thanks to Bob Foust and Jim Geyer, french-fry chefs extraordinaire. It was nice to see the Yacht Club full following the dinner and the fire pit full as well. We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com to submit any photos with your name. <h3><br /><br />&nbsp;UPCOMING EVENTS</h3> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=fd0760d374&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7277b090-cdc1-4d56-9293-1abed2db2357.jpg" alt="" width="367" height="207" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><strong>Cigars Under the Stars</strong><br />Saturday, June 20th at 8 pm.<br /><br />We will begin celebrating Father’s Day with Cigars Under the Stars. We will hold the event on J Dock at the pirate ship beginning at 8 p.m. Cigars will be available as well as snacks and some drinks. Feel free to enjoy your cigar with whatever drink you would like to bring. We will not let any adverse weather bother us. Should the weather not cooperate, we will hold the event in the game room.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>BREAKFAST IN THE GAME ROOM</strong><br />&nbsp;Sunday, June 21st from 9am -11pm<br /><br />Sunday, Fathers&rsquo; Day, the Yacht Club will provide breakfast for those interested.&nbsp; Breakfast will begin at 9am and finish at 11am&nbsp; Cost is $5.&nbsp; You will be able to make your own omelets and relax with Dad.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>LAKEFRONT YACHT CLUB CRUISE SCHEDULE</strong><br /><br />The Yacht Club has finalized its cruise schedule.&nbsp; The schedule is as follows:<br /><br /><strong>July 11th-12th</strong>&nbsp; Battery Park, Sandusky Bay<br /><strong>July 31st-Aug 2nd:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; Vermilion River<br /><strong>Sept 19th-20th:&nbsp;</strong>Kelley&rsquo;s Island<br /><br />Get with Jon Lamb, fleet captain, dock 360 if interested, or sign up in the front office.<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f46330d1de&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/36b44500-e6c3-445a-904b-5fb1c8d8d905.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Who is this guy?</strong><ol> <li>Frank Lloyd Wright, architect</li> <li>Gilligan</li> <li>Mike Beam, pirate ship builder (as well as playground and boat bar)</li> <li>Blackbeard the pirate, without the beard</li> </ol> <h3><br /><br />REPAIR OF OUR LIFT WELLS</h3> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;The work to repair our lift wells will have begun prior to you getting this newsletter.&nbsp; The area around the lift wells will be off limits while the work is being performed.&nbsp; The rack building and rack service will not be interrupted during the construction.&nbsp; The work will take about 3 weeks.&nbsp; When finished, our lift wells will be in perfect condition for 30 years.&nbsp; Service will be open during the construction.&nbsp; We will try to perform whatever necessary services at the service pier as we will not be able to lift out boats over 28&rsquo; while construction is underway.&nbsp; Anything smaller can be lifted by the forklift.&nbsp; Thanks in advance for your patience.<br /><br />&nbsp; <h3>WEATHER</h3> The upcoming weekend looks like periods of scattered thunderstorms however, still in the mid 80’s. While it might be a hit or miss with the scattered storms my money is on the miss! See you this weekend! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-799 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-798 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/67eb7996-03b0-40cb-b0ec-d10ff75e71b8.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Great Lakes Boaters,<br /><br />The &ldquo;Chase Power Boat Weekend&rdquo; held here on Muskegon Lake last weekend was a giant success even though the weather forecast wasn’t the greatest. Friday&rsquo;s photo shoot featuring the GVSU Student Dance Team and many of our own members&rsquo; Hot Boats and Cars really got the event started off with a lot of excitement.&nbsp;Saturday’s early morning sky didn’t look like it would cooperate with the &ldquo;Chase Poker Run&rdquo; event, but as the featured boat, JAWs, owned by Dave Wesseldyke, pulled in to Great Lakes Marina the weather started to clear and the Chase was on (and believe me, we were all chasing him.)&nbsp;<br /><br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/266a01f5-bf40-40ae-8160-c177c84d105b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="266" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Running at speeds of well over 100 mph, there were a hand full of boats leading the pack (and the Cary wasn’t one of them.) All the GLM boats held their own and put on a heck of a show for Paul Rose from seriousoffshore.com who was onboard the Cary with us to cover the event. If you have never seen an event like this in real life, you should!! &nbsp;With all the performance boats heading out the channel behind the Cross Lake ferry, and then it&rsquo;s throttles down on Lake Michigan, it&rsquo;s an awesome sight and sound that you have to see.<br /><br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3b9e89b3-4c44-4718-97ee-d8ec0c48d68a.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="131" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8bcf7309-7770-4434-8ec9-bfead24d486c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="270" align="none" /></a><br /><br /></div> <br />Congratulations to Great Lakes Marina&rsquo;s own Tom Swanson who took the Second Place Prize in the Poker Run!! <div><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0f8f886d-4b35-4778-9a05-49c5906a2372.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />I would like to give a great big thank you to the staff and crew from Great Lakes Marina for all their extra help to make this event the highlight of the summer so far.&nbsp;<br /><br />Thank you!<br /><br />Jeff Covey, General Manager of The Place Your Boat Calls Home<br />Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br />231-759-8230 <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3d9b13c8-ad0b-4761-9db5-a0a417978e4e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> <h3><span style="color: #000033;">MEMBER SPOTLIGHT</span></h3> <br /><strong>It’s boatie time!&nbsp;</strong>Our first contestant turned in for most people in a boatie…<br /><br /><br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/475e8752-b480-4f27-84f9-65c3e23dfe70.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a><br />The &lsquo;D Dock&rsquo; Gang&nbsp;:-) (Can anyone get a Boatie with more than 14 people (and puppies)?)</div> &nbsp;<br />Does your dock have a dock mayor or maybe a dock mama (like A dock?) Have them let us know when you have upcoming events. We’d love to let other boaters know and/or take pictures too. This is YOUR e-blast, and we want to make sure we cover what’s important to you! Email us your photos at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br /> <h3><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033; font-size: medium;">FATHER’S DAY TREATS FOR OUR AWESOME DADS!&nbsp;</span></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4dfbb4b9-3164-4ce0-ab63-da0c306bf331.png" alt="" width="259" height="194" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Stop by the Fuel Dock, and Dad can get a free ice cream bar, ice cream sandwich or popsicle. &nbsp;The Fuel Dock is now stocking assorted ice cream products, and Dad can be the first to try out our selection, on the house &hellip; well actually, on the Marina.&nbsp;Happy Father’s Day!&nbsp;<br /><br /> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br /> <div><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2d79c76e-4dcd-4bfd-8392-0c91620e41d7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="250" align="none" /></a><br /><br /></div> <strong>Summer Sailstice<br />Saturday, June 20</strong>&nbsp;<br /><br />Saturday is Summer Sailstice, an internationally celebrated day that focuses on the love of sailing! &nbsp;A few of our sailboat captains will be treating some members of the community to free sailboat rides throughout Saturday afternoon.&nbsp; Whether you&rsquo;re one of our volunteers or not, we hope you have a fantastic sailing day!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-798 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-797 <p>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We have had a really great start to the boating season.&nbsp; As the weather gets warmer and the lake a little crazier, we want to make sure you are having a fun and safe time&nbsp;on the water! Keep reading for upcoming activities and key safety tips!&nbsp;<br /><br />As always we are looking forward to seeing you out on the water again this weekend. Please be mindful of the hot temperatures forecasted and pack lots of water!<br /><br />&nbsp;<br />Chris Higgs, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223 <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></p> <br /> <br /> <p><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/11c3da83-a0ae-4d4e-bcae-7a8cc07d0ec1.jpg" alt="" align="left" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> &nbsp;<br />We kicked off the end of the school year and un-official start of summer with a weekend of free kool-aid! The adults seemed to enjoy it as much as (or more than) the kids&hellip;<br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/af897abf-a0c2-444a-ad1c-639d55c6a39a.jpg" alt="" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Daisy and her buddy Gracie visiting the ship&rsquo;s store last week. Feel free to bring your four-legged family members in to say hi and grab a drink of water anytime&hellip;as long as they are on leashes, they are more than welcome!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Send us your selfies! Pictures of your kids&hellip;pictures of your dogs&hellip;pictures of your boats&hellip;pictures of yourselves! We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any boating photos, along with your name and any pertinent details.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d85ee9f4-7ed0-4a88-aa5f-c09a9438def3.jpg" alt="" width="275" height="183" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Father&rsquo;s Day &ndash; and the first day of summer - is this Sunday June 21<sup>st</sup>, and we are full of surprises&hellip;</strong><br /><br />To celebrate the men in our lives and the longest day of the year, we will be giving Dads who stop by the ship&rsquo;s store on Sunday June 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;a free SURPRISE gift. Intrigued? Come by and see what we have in store.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Wet Slip Customers: We Need Your Help!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/189fe2d7-d05f-490e-ab3d-cbb204a7dc76.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />We&rsquo;re asking that you please raise your boat lift when your boat will be out of its slip for any extended period of time (the photo above shows the correct position). Without the boat to support, leaving the lift in the water puts extra stress and strain on the docks. Your cooperation and support (ha!) are&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">greatly</span>&nbsp;appreciated.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Launch and Return Dock Refresher</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a9f848f3-6477-4a29-8582-fc511182576c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />We&nbsp;want to remind all of our customers about&nbsp;our&nbsp;launch and return procedures. If you ever have questions, we are more than happy to&nbsp;walk the dock with you, so please don’t hesitate to ask! Looking at the docks from the tarmac, we have two docks: the one on the left that is attached to the gas hutch is our&nbsp;launch dock&nbsp;(it is straight), and the one on the right is our return dock (it has an angle.)<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Launch Dock</em></span>: There are two sides to the launch dock, and you can be launched on either side when we are busy (this is why we ask all customers to have four lines on their boat). If your entire party is not here or you think it will take some time before you leave the launch area,&nbsp;please&nbsp;ask to be put on the “holding side.” This is the left side of the launch dock. You can take as long as you need on the holding side. The holding side is also where you can park your boat at night if you are going to use it again the next day. Boats parked on the holding side will not be put away the following morning. If the holding side is full and you want to be left out, all wet slip endcaps are available for overnight docking. If these are&nbsp;full, you can park on the outside of the return dock as far out as possible. Remember to leave your bimini top up and your outdrive down.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Return Dock</em></span>: When you are done using your boat,&nbsp;bringing your boat around for service, or planning&nbsp;to use the work racks,&nbsp;please&nbsp;dock on the return dock. Always try to dock on the left side of the return dock (inside) first, as we are then able to launch and retrieve boats at the same time. Your boat should be docked with the stern or motor towards the bulkhead, and the outdrive needs to be in the trailer position (fully raised) with the bimini in the lowered position. A good rule of thumb is to make sure everything is below the windshield and within the rubrail of your boat (bimini poles should be secured, walk through windshield closed, and no cover poles sticking above windshield). During busy periods, dock towards the end of the return dock to allow us to lift boats that are covered and ready for storage.<br /><br /><br /><strong>Safety Tips</strong><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>No Wake Zone</em></span><strong>:</strong>&nbsp;When you enter the no wake zone or are approaching the gas or return docks, please make sure you are not towing any tubes. This is for the safety of you and your riders, as well as&nbsp;other members and their boats here at the marina.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Parking</em></span>: We do our best to provide as much space as possible&nbsp;for parking at the marina. As the weather gets hotter and the lake becomes a cooler place to be, please remember to use the overflow lot prior to parking on the grass. For your safety (and gasoline needs) please be extra careful&nbsp;not to park on top of the gas tank near the grass area. And be on the look-out for Roam-eo, our new golf cart, to help get you and your items to the docks, no matter where you park!<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Dock</em></span>: Please use caution when handling any items or getting into or out of your boat at the gas dock or your boat slip.&nbsp;The marina is not responsible for anything dropped, and we all know how tragic it can be when yet another pair of sunglasses or cell phone falls victim to the lake.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke</em></span><strong>:&nbsp;</strong>While common sense goes a long way in preventing heat-related illnesses (drink plenty of water, seek out the shade, use sunscreen, wear light colored clothing, etc,) it&rsquo;s still good to be aware of the signs of &ndash; and the subtle differences between &ndash; a heat stroke and heat exhaustion. This is especially true when boating in conditions like the stifling heat and humidity we are currently experiencing. Here are a few things you may not have been aware of &ndash; and some you probably were but they bare repeating:<ol> <li>One of the symptoms of a heat STROKE is NOT sweating, along with hot, flushed skin</li> <li>One of the symptoms of heat EXHAUSTION is PROFUSE sweating and pale or even cold and clammy skin and goosebumps while out in the heat</li> <li>There are two kinds of heat exhaustion: water depletion and salt depletion. Symptoms of water depletion include excessive thirst, weakness, headache and loss of consciousness. Symptoms of salt depletion include nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and dizziness</li> <li>In addition to moving to a shady (or air conditioned!) location and drinking water, other ways to find relief when suffering from heat exhaustion are to lay with your feet elevated and to remove tight-fitting clothing</li> <li>Those most susceptible to heat-related illnesses are the young, the old, and the furry. Children under 4, adults over 65 and pets are generally at higher risk.</li> <li>Heat stroke is a serious medical condition, and immediate medical attention should be sought.</li> </ol>Please, whether you plan on boating or you&rsquo;re simply outdoors during this brutal, early summer heat, drink lots of water and be aware of the risks!<br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Speaking of the heat…your weekend weather forecast, provided by Steve Udelson, Chief Meteorologist from WSOC-TV and Morningstar Boater:<br /><br />After a bit of a late week break the extreme heat starts to build back in over the weekend. Afternoon highs will reach the low to mid 90s&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;and mid 90s for Father’s Day. Afternoon thunderstorms may try to roll in late&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;but&nbsp;Sunday’s&nbsp;storm chances are very low. Sailors will find winds will be S/SW at 5-10 and water temps. have warmed to the upper 80s.<br /><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-797 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-796 <p>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Well, I&rsquo;m sure we are all about 10 pounds lighter this week after all the sweating we did last week. Temperatures peaked in the triple digits all weekend long, making it one of our busiest weekends so far this summer. Just remember to drink plenty and limit your time in the sun. We want everyone to have fun, but also keep safety at the top of the priority list.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br />804-725-9343<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <h3><br /><span style="color: #000033; font-size: medium;">ROCKFISH SEASON ENDED WELL</span></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island?utm_source=Gwynns&amp;utm_campaign=d5d53498e0-150618_Gywnns6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_ab6a19dbef-d5d53498e0-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2aac3bf6-2863-495a-8488-9465394aeae7.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> <br />&nbsp;Lenny Madison and his crew had a great day Saturday. They had some good-size Rockfish and plenty of Croaker.&nbsp; The Rockfish season ended as of June 15<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;and will reopen in the fall.<br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island?utm_source=Gwynns&amp;utm_campaign=d5d53498e0-150618_Gywnns6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_ab6a19dbef-d5d53498e0-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/761177e3-f0fc-4165-9f20-7a7403f281c9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <div>Mr. Chewning caught a citation Cobia this week, it was 55.8 pounds!</div> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:tminor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">tminor@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>FATHERS DAY WEEKEND</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island?utm_source=Gwynns&amp;utm_campaign=d5d53498e0-150618_Gywnns6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_ab6a19dbef-d5d53498e0-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e07bd40d-477d-4c63-9516-fa65113ac8ac.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br /><strong>Pork BBQ Sandwiches</strong><br /><br />Saturday and Sunday we will be serving free Pork BBQ sandwiches and Slaw!<br />We&rsquo;ll have the Cornhole game set up as well if you would like to spend some time playing a game or two.<br />&nbsp;<br />Some of you may know that Andy (our mechanic) also raises pigs. He has agreed to cook some pork up for us to share with you and that special Dad in your life. So, come hungry when you arrive to use your boat this weekend!<br />We have Gift Certificates here for that special person as well!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Bait Special&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />This weekend for Father&rsquo;s day we are also offering a discount on all bait. We are offering 10% off all bait fresh or frozen from Friday to Saturday.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>50/50 RAFFLE</strong> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island?utm_source=Gwynns&amp;utm_campaign=d5d53498e0-150618_Gywnns6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_ab6a19dbef-d5d53498e0-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b7a0483c-b540-439a-8e14-bb8a44d6f359.jpg" alt="" width="266" height="189" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />To support our local events, we are selling 50/50 raffles for the Gwynns Island Festival. Last year&rsquo;s winner won $800.00!! Come see us in the office for a $1.00 raffle ticket. The winner will be drawn on June 27<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;at the Gwynns Island Festival.<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-796 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-795 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,</div> &nbsp;<br />Throughout the past couple of weeks, I would say we couldn&rsquo;t have asked for better weather, other than that it has been extremely hot. With the southern summer heat upon us, the staff of Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles are required to take frequent breaks throughout the day to bring their body temperature down and stay hydrated. &nbsp;To keep a happy and healthy staff, I would ask that our dry storage customers try to request their vessel launch as early in advance prior as possible.Thank you!<br /><br />We are at 100% capacity (182 boats!) in dry storage, so as much advance notice as possible is greatly appreciated to ensure your vessel is in the water when you arrive.&nbsp; As always, we thank you for being a part of Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles, and would like to remind you that if there is anything we can do to make your boating life easier or more enjoyable that you not hesitate to contact me personally.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-480-0266 &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>IT&rsquo;S SUMMERTIME AND THE FISHING IS GOOD!</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/55aea953-444f-424e-b727-3186f9af20ab.jpg" alt="" width="375" height="500" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />When it&rsquo;s 90+ degrees out, what else is there to do but go fishing? Here&rsquo;s Wade Robinson, a local charter captain, taking some friends out for a trip.&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7edab4df-78ba-4bbb-a134-ae2970425a36.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> And look at the black fin tuna caught by Charlie and Chad McCaskill and none other than Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles&rsquo; own Captain Mitch Martin!<br />&nbsp;<br />We&rsquo;d love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</a>to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>GPS FOR MARINERS USCGAUX COURSE</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/df913f18-dab9-4741-b5b7-27110c7644d6.png" alt="" width="350" height="350" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br />The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 is offering a made-to-order class to help you harness all the power of your boat&rsquo;s GPS. GPS for Mariners (GPSFM) is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. This course is the result of an exciting synergy between the textbook’s publisher, the book’s author, and the Auxiliary. The recommended presentation of the course involves inviting course participants who already own hand-held GPS units to bring them to the class, increasing interactivity of the educational experience and getting students more involved. However, this class is so effective that even those not possessing handheld units will learn how to use a GPS for practical recreational boating.<br /><br />Your instructor will go over the vast range of GPS equipment available to the recreational boater and he will explain the pros and cons of various equipment so that you can make choices as to what may work best for your needs.<br /><br />Students are encouraged to bring your hand-held GPS, if you have one. If not … no problem, because the foremost GPS instruction book will be provided for you with your paid course and CGAUX instructors will be illustrating with various functioning GPS&rsquo;s in the classroom.&nbsp; Note: If you have an equipped ipad app or either a computer hookup for your laptop and your boat&rsquo;s detachable GPS or any form of portable GPS you use, please bring it along with all the hookups required for your particular device.<br /><br />WHERE: University of Georgia Marine Extension, 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA<br />COST: $75 (includes book &amp; materials)<br />PLEASE NOTE: Class size is limited due to the nature of the instruction<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR TARPON TOURNAMENT</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3f7b9534-a40c-4030-aa60-5f1de217384a.jpg" alt="" width="375" height="392" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />The 6<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual Tarpon/Bull Red Drum Tournament is&nbsp;<strong>August 20-22, 2015</strong>. Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles is the host marina, and Golden Isles Charter Fishing is the event holder. For early registration, please contact Lisa, at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 638-7673</strong>. For more information, visit the website&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stsimonsfishingcenter.com/rules-and-information-for-st-simons-6?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>SINCE IT&rsquo;S SO HOT…FREE ICE!</strong><br /><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fe35fd1b-6be8-461f-a538-18c5d7c16570.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="280" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Stop in our marina store to claim your free 10 lb. bag of ice. Just mention that you saw it in our e-blast! (Limit 1 bag per boat.) Get it before it melts!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>FOR THE DAD&rsquo;S&hellip;</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ff36b289-b37f-4cee-9144-5f737f54bbfd.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /><br />We sure love our dads and granddads, so our gift to all of you for this Father&rsquo;s Day is 10% off our new Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles T-shirts, this Saturday and Sunday, only.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>LIKE US ON FACEBOOK, PLEASE.</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e0bfe0cf-0b06-49a5-a852-953be1f5d649.jpg" alt="" width="103" height="103" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />Like our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/morningstargoldenisles?utm_source=Golden+Isles&amp;utm_campaign=2a86154db4-150618_Golden_Isles_6_18_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3ee7e83a5a-2a86154db4-" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;page&nbsp;to see even more daily photos and updates and occasional special offers!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s definitely summer in the South!&nbsp; Friday&rsquo;s high will be 92 degrees, with a low of 75 degrees, and an afternoon thunderstorm. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high of 92 degrees and a low of 75. Sunday will be a partly sunny day, with a stray thunderstorm, and a high of 91 degrees and a low of 75 degrees.<br /><br />06/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:50 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-0.1 L<br />06/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:47 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.5 H<br />06/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:57 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.1 L<br />06/19&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:59 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.4 H<br />06/20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:30 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.1 L<br />06/20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12:35 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.3 H<br />06/20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:39 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.4 L<br />06/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:44 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.1 H<br />06/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:09 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.3 L<br />06/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:24 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.2 H<br />06/21&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:23 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;0.8 L<br />&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-795 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-794 Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Well, this Father&rsquo;s Day weekend should be a great one!&nbsp; After a long two days, the forklift is back up and running. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding as we made the necessary repair! We hope to see you out on Lake Gaston this weekend! Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help make Dad’s weekend a special one!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Bobbi Hickman&nbsp; Office Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661 <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>WEEKEND FATHER&rsquo;S DAY SPECIAL</strong><br />&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/eaton-ferry" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ab959870-0289-4747-ae98-6bfddd7e2476.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="361" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><br /><br />In honor Father&rsquo;s Day, we will be offering a free bag of ice to each of our storage customers this weekend.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/eaton-ferry" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c3cd72d-4fd0-408b-8661-0ea96b668c60.jpg" alt="" width="468" height="108" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br /><br />The Pointe Restaurant has some great music lined up for this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Thursday,&nbsp;June 18</strong>- &nbsp;Bryan Mayer Acoustic<br /><strong>Friday, June 19</strong>- Ambushed Unplugged<br /><strong>Saturday, June 20</strong>- Nash Vegas<br />&nbsp;<br />For more information, check out their&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thepointeonlakegaston.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thepointeonlakegaston.com</a>.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather for this Fathers&rsquo; Day weekend is supposed to be a hot one with temperatures in the 90&rsquo;s, with&nbsp;less than a 50% chance of afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-794 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-793 Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This past weekend was a hot one! We saw many people come down to the marina to escape the heat out on the water. We want to thank everyone for helping us make these busy weekends run so seamlessly. We couldn&rsquo;t do it without you! Make sure you bring dad down to the marina this weekend to celebrate him for Father&rsquo;s Day!<br />&nbsp;<br />Be sure like us on&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e1ec941ee1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e0bfe0cf-0b06-49a5-a852-953be1f5d649.jpg" alt="" width="25" height="25" align="none" /></a><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=fc6b940f34&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;for more news, updates and events!&nbsp;<br /><br />Ron Thomas, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005 <br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=578e2f3e1a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/33e149fb-8ed8-4442-b0c6-b4830087255f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">It looks like fishing has been heating up just as&nbsp;much as the weather has around here! Bahia Bleu member Kevin Rose sent us this great picture of a huge 23-inch trout caught this past weekend!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com&nbsp;</strong></a><span style="color: #000033;">to submit any photos with your name</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8c739551c9&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7a0a9d68-db36-4e05-9937-26533b6e01eb.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="318" align="none" /></a></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">Boater Safety Course</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.</span></strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit are having a boater safety class. To sign up, call the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 921-545&nbsp;</strong>or for more information call the Georgia DNR at<strong>&nbsp;(912) 264-7237</strong>&nbsp;or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 353-1004</strong>.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div><br /><strong><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4be3b9ea10&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b6659fc3-e179-4c63-9ac3-cf916b9ee0ac.jpg" alt="" width="375" height="249" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong><span style="color: #000033;">Coffee and Donuts with Dad</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Sunday, June 21</span></strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Come down to the marina this Sunday to celebrate dad with a day out on the water! The coffee and donuts are on us!</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9e6fd762a2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/60e469bf-80be-45e9-a68f-8b4af4ee94c3.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><strong>Sunscreen at the Ship&rsquo;s Store</strong></div> <br /><span style="color: #000033;">We are now selling sunscreen at the Ship Store! With the hot Georgia Summer in full swing now, we want to make sure everyone stays hydrated and protected from the sun! Make sure to stop by the ship store to stock up on sunscreen, beverages and snacks before you head out on the water!</span><br /><br /><strong>Trailering Boats</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Starting&nbsp;<strong>July 1</strong></span><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><span style="color: #000033;"><strong>,</strong>&nbsp;we will be charging to put boats on and off trailers. We will gladly take your boat off when you first move in and put it on a trailer when you move out for free. We are only able to trailer boats Tuesday-Thursday. If you have any questions, please call the office at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 354-2283</strong>.</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>Patio Rentals</strong><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">Need a place for a graduation or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at&nbsp;<strong>(912) 354-2283</strong>&nbsp;for availability and prices.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="color: #000033;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000033;">This weekend is going to be a hot one! With highs in the high 90s, and only rain on Saturday night, Sunday&rsquo;s sunny conditions perfect for Father&rsquo;s Day on the water!</span> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-793 Problems With the Gasoline Additive: Ethanol http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Problems-With-the-Gasoline-Additive-Ethanol-792 <p><em>Via West Marine Advisor&nbsp;</em></p> <p>A recently introduced gasoline additive has caused problems in the engines and fuel systems of some boats, and experts have come to agree on a set of common-sense solutions, which we’ll describe below. Many states have mandated replacement of the gasoline additive MTBE with ethanol (denatured grain alcohol). This changeover was part of the 2005 Energy Bill, which also eliminated the requirement for oxygenated gas, the main reason MTBE, a suspected carcinogen and groundwater pollutant, was added in the first place. The bill also required ethanol, made from Midwestern corn, to be gradually added to the nation’s supply of gasoline. It removed protection for fuel suppliers from MTBE-related lawsuits, a big reason why ethanol has rapidly phased in. Most marinas are required to post the ethanol content in their fuel. <br /> <br /> This blend of gasoline with ethanol added, called E-10, contains 10% ethanol and 90% gas. The recommendations in this West Advisor are based on use of E-10, the most commonly available “ethanol” fuel. A few states are also offering E-85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline, mostly available in Minnesota and Illinois), and some domestic cars and SUVs are designated as Flexible Fuel Vehicles, which can safely fill up with E-85. At this time, unless specifically stated by the engine/vessel systems manufacturers, E-85 is not recommended for use in marine power systems. For example, Mercury approves and warranties the use of E-10 fuels, but does not approve or warranty the use of E-85. E-10 works great in most cars, which tend to be newer than the majority of pleasure boats and get used far more regularly and more often. Boat owners and mechanics have reported problems connected with the changeover to E-10. Some of the challenges you may need to consider:</p> <p>Ethanol acts as a detergent, loosening rust, debris and other gunk inside your tank and fuel lines. This crud clogs fuel filters, restricting fuel flow and leading to stalling and hard starting.</p> <p>Ethanol’s corrosive solvent-like characteristics also remove resins and plasticizers from some plastic and rubber materials. Most significantly, it damages the resins in fiberglass fuel tanks (used in many Bertram, Chris Craft and Hatteras boats in the 1960s and 1970s). Tanks slowly soften and begin leaking (with the associated potential for explosion from fuel in the bilge). Black sludge is created that builds up on intake valves, causing them to stick, and on fuel injectors, clogging orifices, with the potential for major engine damage, like bent pushrods. Some resins, notably vinylester, are impervious to ethanol. Most common types of epoxy and polyester resin are not ethanol-resistant.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ethanol is hygroscopic&ndash;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">it absorbs water</span>, and will mix more easily with water than with gasoline. Up to 10% of your fuel could become a water-ethanol mix, and the liquid may undergo “phase separation”, forming a top layer of pure low&ndash;octane gas and a bottom layer of water-saturated ethanol. Since the fuel pickup is located at the tank bottom, water contaminated fuel can cause your engine to run badly, or not run at all. This low-octane fuel causes problems with performance in four stroke engines, and can cause damage in two stroke outboards from lean fuel and lack of the in-fuel lubricating oil (due to the presence of the water)&nbsp;</p> <p>Ethanol has a short six-week shelf life, and the octane begins to decrease after that time period. A minor concern in a car, this deterioration is a more substantial problem in infrequently used boats or during winter haulouts.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Dealing with Ethanol-Related Problems</span></p> <p>Don’t mix ethanol-enhanced fuel with the old stuff that contains MTBE. The combination of the two additives, especially when water is mixed in, may create a gel-like material that clogs carburetors (especially in outboards). Use all the old gas before refueling with E-10 if possible, or refill with the tank no more than 20% full. A clean, dry tank is best for the first fill-up.</p> <p>Replace fuel filters frequently during the first few tanks of ethanol fuel. If you don’t already have one, install a fuel/water separator filter, carry replacement elements and a metal bucket for holding used elements. Be prepared to change filters on the water if your engine loses rpm, sputters or hesitates. We also strongly recommend installing a spin-on fuel vacuum gauge so that you can see when the filter needs to be changed.</p> <p>If your boat or engine was built before 1990, you may need to replace old hoses, O-rings, primer bulbs or other plastic or rubber parts that are not alcohol-compatible. Inspect the system more frequently for leakage or deterioration. Most fuel hoses made after 1984 and labeled with SAE J1527 are ethanol safe.&nbsp;</p> <p>Do your best to keep water out of your fuel. Fill up with only as much gas as you will use during the next two weeks (conversely, keeping your tank full prevents water from condensing on its walls, especially if you live in an area with big daily temperature swings). When fueling, we advise using a funnel like the West Marine Fuel Filter Funnels to prevent water and particulates from entering your system. Add a gasoline fuel treatment like Star brite’s Star Tron.</p> <p>When winterizing, top off fuel tanks to about 95% full, leaving room for expansion, and add a good fuel stabilizer such as West Marine EZ-Store/EZ-Start or Sta-Bil. A nearly full tank limits the flow of air into and out of the vent, reducing the chance of condensation adding water to the fuel. Draining fuel tanks of E-10 gas, while completely eliminating any chances of phase separation, is potentially dangerous and an impractical solution.</p> <p>Once phase separation occurs, additives and water separators can’t help. The only remedy is to have the gas and ethanol/water mixture professionally removed from the tank. With any fuel that sits in a tank for a long time, it’s important to add a stabilizer (but understand that stabilizers do not prevent phase separation). Phase separation problems typically happen when boats are stored over the winter with tanks only a quarter to half full. In the summer, infrequently used boats with partially filled tanks are also prone to phase separation.</p> <p>Never try to plug up a fuel tank vent to prevent moist air from entering a tank. Without room to expand, the additional pressure could rupture fuel system components.&rdquo;</p> <p>For those of you with diesel engines, the problems are a little different.&nbsp; While you too can absorb some water, the biggest problem for you is the lack of use. Most diesels here are small auxiliaries in sailboats and get very little use. As a result, the fuel never quite gets used up and often times in combination with the hot weather and condensation in the tank the fuel will begin to grow algae which eventually clogs fuel lines and filters usually at the least opportune time. The best defense here is a good offense. A fuel additive like K-100 helps keep moisture from the fuel, increases the C-tane rating and provides a biocide to help control algae growth. And while you&rsquo;re there, be sure to keep your fuel filters changed at least once a season. If your fuel system doesn&rsquo;t have a fuel/water separator such as a Racor system, that would be a good investment that could keep your engine running at peak performance.</p> <p>West Marine Advisor&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Problems-With-the-Gasoline-Additive-Ethanol-792 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-790 <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br /><br />We are on a roll with another weekend of awesome summer weather!!!&nbsp; Lots of folks came out to enjoy a spectacular weekend of boating or just relaxing at the pool. Check out all the smiling faces in the photos below and you can see how much the weekend was enjoyed by all.&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget our Father&rsquo;s Day Celebration on Sunday, June 21st around the pool and remember that all Dads receive a gift when they stop by the Ship&rsquo;s Store on Father&rsquo;s Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SUNNY WEEKEND AT RHYC!</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/780f44a5-1387-481e-af16-f804668ed622.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a></div> <p>Deschamps ladies enjoying some pool time after their afternoon cruise on the river.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />A couple of RHYC gentlemen looking for a catch off the docks!<br />&nbsp;<br /></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5354f069-067c-4984-b9c0-b7ec1fa55361.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a></div> <p>&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com to submit any photos with your name.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>FATHER&rsquo;S DAY FUN</strong><br />Sunday, June 21st, 3pm-7pm<br />&nbsp;<br /></p> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ae4efdc3-6ed9-41f9-adc4-af22ebf54e36.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="422" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;<br />Enjoy live music by DJ Mike around the RHYC pool and treat your Dad, Grandpa, or favorite Uncle like a king, where all the Dads get FREE HOT DOGS and a special FREE GIFT! Dads can select their favorite gift including a floatie keychain, stadium cup or frisbee. Challenge Dad to a corn hole match and treat him to a fun afternoon at RHYC.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>BUSY SUMMER SEASON AT THE MARINA</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/989c99bd-3b35-4b86-8734-e375cda7a3aa.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="390" align="none" /></a></div> <p>&nbsp;<br />We all enjoy the beautiful summer boating season at RHYC, and here are a few tips to ensure that a FUN time is had by all:<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Be certain that your boat has ample lines and fenders and that they are easily accessible for safe docking in our harbor. Our marina team cannot be responsible for boats without proper equipment onboard.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our harbor is beautiful yet small with limited launch slips, so if unused boats are occupying courtesy slips on busy days, they will be put away in the dry storage building.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Please use the call-ahead concierge service no sooner than two hours prior to your anticipated arrival at RHYC to use your boat and depart the harbor.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On summer weekends and holidays with the high volume of dry storage launches, we may need to suspend the call-ahead service and go to a first-come, first-served format for our boaters.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; During busy weekends and holidays, we will be unable to accommodate requests from our dry storage boaters for overnight wet slip dockage in the harbor due to the limited availability of courtesy slips.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When you call for your boat launch, please provide us with your &ldquo;end-of-day boating plans.” Just let the Marina staff know your ETA back at RHYC and if you are heading back out in the evening or next morning. This way we can return your boat safely to your dry slip and open up &ldquo;courtesy slips&rdquo; in our beautiful little harbor for our late arrivals<br /><br />We appreciate all of our RHYC boaters, and these tips will ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing you out on the water!!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Father&rsquo;s Day Weekend is looking like another awesome weather event with sunny skies and temperatures reaching in 90’s for the first time this season&hellip;.sunny and steamy, just the way we like it. Whoo-Hoo!!!!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:</strong><br /><br />12 Fri:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:19A&nbsp; 3.4H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:55P&nbsp; 3.9H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:02A&nbsp; 0.1L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:17P&nbsp; -0.6L<br />13 Sat:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:17A 3.4H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:51P&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.0H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:04A&nbsp; -0.0L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:12P&nbsp; -0.7L<br />14 Sun:&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:14A&nbsp; 3.4H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:45P&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.1H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:01A&nbsp; -0.2L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:05P&nbsp; -0.7L<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both Federal and State Laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation!!!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Marina and Ships Store: Open Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br />Pool:&nbsp; Open daily 9AM - Sunset<br />Club: Open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!!!<br /><br /></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-790 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-789 RHYC Members and Boaters,<br /><br />We are on a roll with another weekend of awesome summer weather!!!&nbsp; Lots of folks came out to enjoy a spectacular weekend of boating or just relaxing at the pool. Check out all the smiling faces in the photos below and you can see how much the weekend was enjoyed by all.&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget our Father&rsquo;s Day Celebration on Sunday, June 21st around the pool and remember that all Dads receive a gift when they stop by the Ship&rsquo;s Store on Father&rsquo;s Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br />Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SUNNY WEEKEND AT RHYC!</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/780f44a5-1387-481e-af16-f804668ed622.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a></div> Deschamps ladies enjoying some pool time after their afternoon cruise on the river.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5354f069-067c-4984-b9c0-b7ec1fa55361.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a></div> A couple of RHYC gentlemen looking for a catch off the docks!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com to submit any photos with your name.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>FATHER&rsquo;S DAY FUN</strong><br />Sunday, June 21st, 3pm-7pm<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ae4efdc3-6ed9-41f9-adc4-af22ebf54e36.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="422" align="none" /></a></strong></div> Enjoy live music by DJ Mike around the RHYC pool and treat your Dad, Grandpa, or favorite Uncle like a king, where all the Dads get FREE HOT DOGS and a special FREE GIFT! Dads can select their favorite gift including a floatie keychain, stadium cup or frisbee. Challenge Dad to a corn hole match and treat him to a fun afternoon at RHYC.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>BUSY SUMMER SEASON AT THE MARINA</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/989c99bd-3b35-4b86-8734-e375cda7a3aa.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="390" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br />We all enjoy the beautiful summer boating season at RHYC, and here are a few tips to ensure that a FUN time is had by all:<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Be certain that your boat has ample lines and fenders and that they are easily accessible for safe docking in our harbor. Our marina team cannot be responsible for boats without proper equipment onboard.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our harbor is beautiful yet small with limited launch slips, so if unused boats are occupying courtesy slips on busy days, they will be put away in the dry storage building.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Please use the call-ahead concierge service no sooner than two hours prior to your anticipated arrival at RHYC to use your boat and depart the harbor.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On summer weekends and holidays with the high volume of dry storage launches, we may need to suspend the call-ahead service and go to a first-come, first-served format for our boaters.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; During busy weekends and holidays, we will be unable to accommodate requests from our dry storage boaters for overnight wet slip dockage in the harbor due to the limited availability of courtesy slips.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When you call for your boat launch, please provide us with your &ldquo;end-of-day boating plans.” Just let the Marina staff know your ETA back at RHYC and if you are heading back out in the evening or next morning. This way we can return your boat safely to your dry slip and open up &ldquo;courtesy slips&rdquo; in our beautiful little harbor for our late arrivals<br /><br />We appreciate all of our RHYC boaters, and these tips will ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing you out on the water!!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Father&rsquo;s Day Weekend is looking like another awesome weather event with sunny skies and temperatures reaching in 90’s for the first time this season&hellip;.sunny and steamy, just the way we like it. Whoo-Hoo!!!!!<br />&nbsp;<br />WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:<br /><br />12 Fri:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:19A&nbsp; 3.4H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:55P&nbsp; 3.9H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:02A&nbsp; 0.1L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:17P&nbsp; -0.6L<br />13 Sat:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:17A 3.4H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:51P&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.0H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:04A&nbsp; -0.0L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:12P&nbsp; -0.7L<br />14 Sun:&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:14A&nbsp; 3.4H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:45P&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.1H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:01A&nbsp; -0.2L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:05P&nbsp; -0.7L<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SOUTH CAROLINA DISCHARGE NOTICE:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />It is against both Federal and State Laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation!!!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HOURS OF OPERATION:</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Marina and Ships Store: Open Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br />Pool:&nbsp; Open daily 9AM - Sunset<br />Club: Open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!!!<br /><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-789 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-788 Great Lakes Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />With a sigh of relief we say goodbye to another Launch season.&nbsp; We appreciate our boaters&rsquo; patience in launching approximately 400 boats in a very short time frame - six to seven weeks.<br /><br />I also want to thank the staff at Great Lakes Marina for the great job they did. There were days of very long hours in rainy, windy conditions, but you got it done! It gets crazy some times, but we have the best marina crew, hands down, and I very much appreciate the effort put in by all. Thank you!<br /><br />Jeff Covey, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br />231-759-8230<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>BOATIE OF THE WEEK: </strong><br />&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1fc92aff-8906-462f-832b-e4e7389a3371.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="390" align="none" /></a><br /><br />Jojo enjoying a day out on the boat <br />&nbsp;<br />The contest is on: send us your group boatie! The boat that has the most amount of people on it (furry ones included) will win an awesome prize&hellip;ok, the prize may not be that awesome, but the bragging rights will be. Send your photos to greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com<br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>THE CHASE IS ON!!!</strong><br />Michigan Powerboat Weekend Presents “The Chase” <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c71c5355-a895-46f4-ad57-4ba553d422ed.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="359" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><br />Join Great Lakes Marina, along with other area businesses, in participating in “The Chase,” a Charity Powerboat event that will benefit the Humane Society of West Michigan.<br />&nbsp;<br />Great Lakes Marina will be the launching site for Cat Can Do! Photo ops will be available, along with an opportunity to meet the crew.&nbsp; The scheduled time of arrival at Great Lakes Marina is 2 p.m. on Friday, June 12. Cat Can Do will depart the marina at approximately 3:30 p.m.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/30739aae-2b2b-4ec5-968f-7d3c3105ca6c.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="390" align="none" /></a><br />&nbsp;<br />Then on Saturday, June 13, Great Lakes Marina will be one of the stopping sites for the Poker Run.&nbsp; One of the Fuel Dock Team members will be on the end of G Dock handing out vouchers to all the Poker Run Participants between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.&nbsp; It will be an awesome opportunity to see some of the best of the best in power boating.<br />&nbsp;<br />At 4:45 p.m., as the Lake Express Ferry leaves their dock, all the Poker Run participants will follow the Ferry out of the channel in to Lake Michigan, followed by a short run south, weather dependent.&nbsp; More activities will follow in the evening at the Muskegon Yacht Club.<br />&nbsp;<br />Last year, several of our staff participated in this wonderful event including Jeff, the general manager, and Rob, one of our In/Out drivers, along with several of our boaters. It was a fabulous time for all!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5cdcd691-984b-4a35-89e5-5f4b2f9b3906.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="390" align="none" /></a><br /><br /><strong>Roger Zuidema, the driving force behind “The Chase” said: </strong><br /><br />&nbsp;&ldquo;We are pleased to partner with local marinas and organizations. providing fun on Muskegon Lake during the summer of 2015.&nbsp; Join us during the Muskegon Powerboat Weekend, June 12-14, Summer Sailstice, June 20, Lighted Boat Parade and Marina Glow, June 27, and Michigan Maritime Celebration, August 14-17. Relax, refresh, repeat and enjoy the Lake Effect.” <br />&nbsp;<br /><br />We look forward to seeing a lot of our power boaters out in the water, and many more of you on G Dock greeting the participants as they come in for their voucher for the Poker Run game. Click here to view more information on activities and timelines. <br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WANTED:&nbsp; SAILBOATS AND SAILBOAT CAPTAINS</strong><br />We want you to share your love of sailing with the community! <br />&nbsp;<br />Summer Sailstice is Saturday, June 20.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve had a few sailboat captains volunteer their time on that day, but we need a few more. The Summer Sailstice entails advertising free sailboat rides to the local community.&nbsp; We would need you and your boat for either a half a day or a full day, whatever works best for you, to take a few members of the community out on your boat. Last year there were many newcomers to the love of sailing due to the Summer Sailstice.<br />&nbsp;<br />If you would like to be one of our volunteers, please contact Margie at margiec@morningstarmarinas.com. Thank you!!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>POWER SQUADRON VESSEL SAFETY CHECK SUCCESS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><br />“To ALL who participated in the vessel safety checks…congratulations &amp; thank you from the United States Power Squadron &amp; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.&nbsp; They completed 45 checks overall!&nbsp; For those who did not pass, or were unable to attend, they will be available again the weekend of June 19, or most other weekends too! Sign up in the office or the Fuel Dock!&rdquo; &nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -Vessel Safety Check Chairman Ralph Ziegler<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Want the most up-to-date information about the place your boat calls home? Then be sure to like us on Facebook!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1000 plus followers can&rsquo;t be wrong :-)<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d9af6176-e911-4f82-b805-af026e73378f.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="346" align="none" /></a><br />&nbsp;Photo thanks to Joe Gee&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-788 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-787 Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br /><br />This past weekend turned out to be beautiful on Lake Gaston!&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget that we have tubes, knee boards, wake boards and water skis for rent in our ship store.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a great way to treat your family and friends to a fun day of water sports on the lake! <br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/eaton-ferry" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/22b502c5-922f-4fed-a2a8-474a1951a636.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="390" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Hope to see you this weekend at the marina!<br /><br /><br />Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661 <br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WINNER OF $50 IN FREE FUEL </strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><br />The winner of $50 in free fuel from this weekend’s drawing is John Grimes! Congratulations, John!<br /><br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS </strong><br /> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/eaton-ferry" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3c4cd05b-c111-4f4d-9672-511ccc7def70.jpg" alt="" width="468" height="108" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br />The Pointe Restaurant has some great music lined up for the weekend! <br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, June 11: Chickweed<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Friday, June 12: Jason Smith<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, June 13: Redneck Pool Party<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sunday, June 14: North Tower Beach <br /><br /><br />For more information, click here to visit the Pointe’s website. <br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br /><br />The weather this weekend looks to be in the upper 80’s, with a 50% chance of rain on Saturday, but Sunday should be rain-free! Can’t wait to see you this weekend! <br /><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-787 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-786 Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Pleasure boaters and anglers alike couldn&rsquo;t have asked for better weather this past weekend. Based on the activity at our fish cleaning stations, everyone has been reeling in trout, triple tail, dolphin (Mahi) and even a 60+ lb. cobia. We can&rsquo;t wait to see what you catch this week!<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-480-0266<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>THIS WEEK&rsquo;S ANGLER SPOTLIGHT </strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;Look what Christopher Phillips and Sarah Wilson caught on Sunday!<br />&nbsp;<br />We&rsquo;d love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com to submit photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MARINA </strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Little Light Music Concert: Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots<br />Sunday, June 14th, 7 p.m.<br /><br />Powerhouse blues, Memphis soul and rockin’ piano&hellip;held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse. A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings.Concerts begin at 7 p.m.<br /><br />Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA.<br /><br /><strong>Weekend Fuel Discounts! </strong><br />&nbsp;<br />This Friday, June 12, through Sunday, June 14, exclusively for our Marina members, we are offering $0.10 off per gallon of fuel. Just mention to the Dockmaster that you saw it in our e-blast!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS AND UPDATES </strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>Have you seen our cool new t-shirts yet?</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Our new t-shirts are flying off the shelves! Come in to the dock office to pick yours up today! They feature the Morningstar Marinas logo on the front pocket, and this awesome design on the back. Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large are $19.99, and XX-Large are $21.99.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>&nbsp;Help Keep Our Marina Clean</strong><br /><br />We’re so proud of all you’ve been catching so far this summer! In an effort to keep our fish cleaning stations clean, please take a minute to hose off the area after you&rsquo;ve finished cleaning your catch. Also, please perforate your fish carcass stomachs and eyes prior to tossing them into the water. This helps to avoid floating carcasses at the marina the next day. Everyone at the Marina, both customers and staff, thank you for your cooperation.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />The weather for Friday, June 12, should be partly sunny, with a high of 88 degrees and a low of 72 degrees. Saturday, June 13, should be sunny and beautiful with a high of 89 degrees and a low of 73 degrees. Sunday, June 14, has a chance of afternoon showers, with a high of 88 degrees and a low of 73 degrees.<br /><br /><strong>Tides: </strong><br />06/12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:44 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.1 H<br />06/12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:13 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.7 L<br />06/12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:16 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8.0 H<br />06/13&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:54 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.1 L<br />06/13&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:43 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.0 H<br />06/13&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:07 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.8 L<br />06/13&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:12 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8.2 H<br />06/14&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:51 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.3 L<br />06/14&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:40 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.0 H<br />06/14&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.8 L<br />06/14&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:06 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8.3 H<br /><br /><br /><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-786 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-785 Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />I have to take this moment to congratulate a few graduates that play (or have played) a big part in making Gwynns what it is.<br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ad20f8bc-8b64-4c68-b52f-2c278a17bd3b.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="227" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Elizabeth Buhl graduated from Mary Washington this year and has been with us for over four years. We wish her luck as she moves to northern Virginia to start her career. We will miss her extra-bubbly personality around here.<br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/68dd4a3a-d1cb-4d3e-9e7c-2a3f0e476e2c.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="181" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Jack Vrooman has been with us for almost a year and is graduating high school and entering Virginia Tech in the fall.<br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/31faf39d-5993-4f7c-b622-d97962234ac3.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="217" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Last but not least, our lift driver Will Harrington. He will be going to ODU in the fall and he was voted STUDENT OF THE YEAR at Mathews High School for the year 2014-2015!! We are proud of them all and know they will be doing great things in the years to come!<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br />804-725-9343<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>FLOUNDER ANYONE?</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f7fe3f65-f4da-4c8e-942b-0488cd33cbc1.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a><br />Dave Mulholland and his boys Whiley and Henry caught two nice size Flounder measuring 18 and 19 inches. <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6062ecd7-385d-4194-90b9-d3a82084e67b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="640" align="none" /></a></div> <br />David Williams topped the weekend off with a 21-inch Flounder. Who says there are no fish out there?<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at tminor@morningstarmarinas.com to submit any photos with your name<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>NATIONAL MARINA DAY FUN</strong><br />&nbsp;<img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1387827-8438-46b7-9a05-a7dbdbd321ea.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="225" align="none" /><br /><br />National Marina Day is Saturday, June 13, and we will be celebrating with raffles all day for all those who get launched this Saturday. No telling what you might win!<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>VIRGINIA BOATING LAW CHANGES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/26c138da-a5ed-4d69-a9b6-e4bda4101b0c.png" alt="" width="227" height="222" align="none" /></a><br />&nbsp;<br />As of July 1, 2014, all PWC operators age 14 and older and motorboat operators 45 and younger must complete a boating safety course. Beginning July 1, 2015, all PWC operators age 14 and older and motorboat operators ages 50 and younger need to take a boating safety course.<br /><br />PWC Age Restriction: No person under the age of 14 may operate a PWC. Those operators 14 and 15 MUST show proof of completing an approved and accepted boating safety course either in a classroom or online. The challenge exam or other provisions of the Education Compliance Requirement do not meet the requirements of the age restriction law. Click here to read more. <br /><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>HAND-MADE GOODIES!</strong><br />&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7fc1c94d-d86d-4e6f-8ad9-dd3ee579985e.jpg" alt="" width="275" height="417" align="none" /></a><br /><br />One of our talented dock hands has made some &ldquo;monkey fists&rdquo; keychains and door stops. They are available in the ship store for $5.00 to $20.00. Stop by and check them out. They’re available in any color and we do take order requests.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>FATHER’S DAY IDEAS</strong><br /><br />Not sure what to get that special &ldquo;Dad&rdquo; in your life? We can help with that! We can put together a boating-specific gift or you can buy a Morningstar gift certificate for fuel or anything in the ship store.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>BAIT </strong><br /><br />We now have live eels, minnows and worms available for fishing. As always we have frozen squid, shrimp, menhaden, chum and clams shucked. If we don&rsquo;t have the bait you need, just call us by mid week and we&rsquo;ll do our best to get it here for you.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp; <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-785 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-784 Kings Point Boaters,<br /><br />The summer season is definitely in full swing here at the marina, especially now that schools are out. We look forward to seeing all of the families coming out to enjoy a great day on the lake over the coming months. Don&rsquo;t forget to have the kids (or grown-ups, for that matter) stop by the office for some Kool-aid this weekend to celebrate the end of another school year!<br /><br />Looking ahead: we are ready to take care of all the Dads this coming Father&rsquo;s Day. Stay tuned for upcoming events and goings-on.<br /><br />For the most part, the weather has surely cooperated so far this season, and forecast for the weekend is again looking particularly nice for boating. We hope to see you here!<br /><br />Chris Higgs, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br />704-892-3223<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS </strong><br />&nbsp; End of the School Year Celebration Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14 <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f9a6dada-1d88-461d-9ee9-3b4f5d073f7e.jpg" alt="" width="310" height="413" align="none" /></a></div> <br />&nbsp;<br />School is FINALLY out! Bring the kids by the Ship Store all weekend long for a Kool-Aid &ldquo;toast&rdquo; to the end of the school year and the start of summer.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Father’s Day</strong><br />Sunday, June 21<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d85ee9f4-7ed0-4a88-aa5f-c09a9438def3.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="266" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Father&rsquo;s Day this year is also the OFFICIAL first day of summer and the summer solstice. In honor of Fathers everywhere on the longest day of the year, bring Dad by the ship&rsquo;s store on Sunday the 21st for a free (surprise!) gift!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Temporary Hold on Boat Washing <br />&nbsp;<br />We got a visit from the EPA recently, and it appears that they have implemented some new requirements with regard to water run-off. As a result of this inspection, we will be unable to wash boats in our cradle area until we make some revisions to our existing system. We can still do interior detailing and pressure washing using water only &ndash; but anything with soap or chemicals has to be postponed. This does apply to self-washes and external vendors using our work racks as well. We are working with the EPA to get this resolved and to have any necessary modifications made as quickly as possible.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>We’re Stocked Up on Life Vests!</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/30160836-e5d9-4ee2-90da-4103492f5e4f.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Stop by the ship store to check out our new shipment of life vests! We are fully stocked with men&rsquo;s, women&rsquo;s and children&rsquo;s sizes.<br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c4882e0a-8a72-47a8-8863-92c057fa506a.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a> <br /><br />And don&rsquo;t forget the Life Jacket Loaner program &ndash; sponsored by Boat U.S. You can check out a child&rsquo;s life vest for the day for FREE just by providing your driver&rsquo;s license and phone number.<br />New shipments of both retail and loaner vests just arrived!<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br /><br />BOILING hot!! This weekend&rsquo;s forecast is for temperatures to hit 95 both Saturday and Sunday. So if you&rsquo;re planning on boating, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and wear sunscreen! (And if you left anything at home, stop by the gas hut or ship store.) And as always &ndash; have fun and be safe. News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-784 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-783 Lakefront Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Saturday, June 13, is National Marina Day. We will be celebrating in style.&nbsp; Last weekend was a little cool and breezy, but you didn&rsquo;t let that get you down. The marina was full, the pool was full, and all seemed to enjoy. I hope to see you this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />Kevin Asher, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br />419-734-5576<br /><br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><strong>FINAL TOUCHES PUT ON THE PIRATE SHIP DECK</strong><br />&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a65e3cbf-0f96-4363-bf10-9d023439085a.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="268" align="none" /></a> <br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br />We have put the final touches on the new deck with our own unique center piece, the USS Carpe Diem, Port Clinton&rsquo;s only marina pirate ship. Thanks to master architect Mike Beam for constructing this masterpiece. We hope you enjoy the deck and the ship. We have put a propane grill next to the deck so you can cook out, or simply sit and enjoy the view, though we ask that you please make sure to close umbrellas after use and reserve the deck for relaxing purposes only.&nbsp; We want that area to remain safe, clean and comfortable to eat, drink, and be merry. &nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br />This Saturday, June 13, we will be dedicating the deck at 5 p.m.&nbsp; All are welcome! A special thanks goes out to Gloria and Leo Chase, whose donation of their boat and subsequent sale made this project possible. Many hands helped make this a reality. Thanks to all.<br /><br /><br />We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com to submit any photos with your name.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MIDDLE BASS ISLAND CRUISE </strong><br /> <h3><span style="color: #000033;"><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/810d3b97-30b7-4793-a961-c6ab62ebb39c.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="246" align="none" /></a></span></h3> <br /><br />Congratulations to the hearty of soul yacht club members that made the cruise to Middle Bass Island this past weekend.&nbsp; You worked your way through 3&rsquo; &ndash; 5&rsquo; waves to get there.&nbsp; The yacht club has a cruise planned to go to Vermilion later this summer.&nbsp; Information and a sign-up sheet is available in the yacht club.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>NATIONAL MARINA DAY CELEBRATION</strong><br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/db3150c4-5766-4f53-9761-1cd365577e5b.jpg" alt="" width="480 " height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br />&nbsp;<br />We will be celebrating National Marina Day this Saturday, June 11.&nbsp; Following the deck dedication, we will have happy hour.&nbsp; We are providing dinner at 6PM in the game room.&nbsp; All are welcome.&nbsp; Dinner is a quarter slab of ribs, fresh cut french fries, and we encourage you to bring a dish for all to share.&nbsp; You will need to bring whatever you would like to drink.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Who are these 3 happy souls?</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Radio City Music Hall Rockettes<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Famous musicians The Goo Goo Dolls<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Members of the World Cup USA soccer team<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gas dock crew &ndash; Leah, Morgan, and&nbsp; Rachel<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA LIFT WELLS REPAIR </strong><br /><br />Repair to our lift wells is to begin in the next few days.&nbsp; The wells will be out of commission for about 2 &frac12; weeks once work has begun.&nbsp; If you haven&rsquo;t yet been launched, you’ll need to get with the service department immediately to get into the water.&nbsp; Boats 28&rsquo; and under will be handle by the forklift.&nbsp; Rack operations will not be changed while the work is being completed.&nbsp; Please stay clear of the work zone while the work is going on for your own safety. Once finished, our lift wells will be wider, safer, and good for another 30 years!<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br /><br />This upcoming weekend&rsquo;s weather is 50 &ndash; 50.&nbsp; The forecast for Friday is 88, 50% chance of no scattered thunderstorms, 10 mph winds.&nbsp; Saturday is 76, the same 50% chance of no scattered thunderstorms, 10 mph winds.&nbsp; Sunday is 81, partly cloudy, light winds. I see the glass half full.&nbsp; We hope you’ll come out and see us!<br /><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-783 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-782 <br />Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />What a great weekend! I was really excited to see so many of our boaters using dock lines. It is a much safer practice. We will still have dock lines available for you if you need them. For those of you who got stuck in the rainstorm with us on Sunday, thank you for staying calm and being so polite. For those of you who were not here, it POURED! I was glad I had my rain jacket, and bummed I didn’t have my foul weather gear. Everyone was soaked. My Sperry topsiders were squishy. The shoes reminded me of a blog I wrote last summer about an experience I had racing J-24s on Lake Ontario. So, I decided to share it with you.&nbsp; It’s kind of fun, and I hope you enjoy it. <br /><br />See you on the docks this weekend!<br /><br />Cheers, <br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br />704-528-3328<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>THE ADVENTURES OF DEB AGOSTINELLI: SAILOR EXTRAORDINAIRE</strong><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/005dcbab-91c8-461d-80d6-5d65232d315f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a> <br /><br />I have been around boats all of my life and love them. I have sailed since I was nine years old, but haven&rsquo;t raced since I was about 14. Recently, I was presented with an opportunity to race with a friend on his J-24 at RYC. It sounded like fun, so I accepted. I had no idea what I was in for! <br />&nbsp;<br />The first night we were scheduled to race it was cold, rainy, and there was no wind. While we were at the pier, I watched as everyone put on their foul weather gear, and thought to myself &ldquo;Note to Self, buy foul weather gear.&rdquo; We motored out onto the lake, sat in the cold rain until the race was called, and motored back to the club. I was cold, wet, and we didn&rsquo;t race. At least there was beer!<br />&nbsp;<br />Click h<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/The-Adventures-of-Deb-Sailor-Extraordinaire-779">ere</a> to read more!<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS </strong><br /><br /><strong>Donuts with Dad</strong><br />Sunday, June 21<br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/81706e3f-52aa-48e6-9381-bd18be6b7591.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="486" align="none" /></a><br />Bring Dad to the marina on Father’s Day and we will provide the donuts!<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>July 4th Celebration</strong><br />Saturday, July 4th at 4 p.m.<br /><br /><br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/26a74cb5-1916-46fb-9583-07dc10dc011f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Celebrate Independence Day with us with a holiday cook-out!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>Rock out to the 80s Party</strong><br />Saturday July 18th at 4 p.m.<br /><br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/286ff49d-244d-4a4c-805f-9ce29f4d5e33.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="400" align="none" /></a></div> <br /><br />Miss your big hair and mullets? Dress-up with the Morningstar crew as we blast <br />back to the decade of big hair. Come celebrate the 80s with righteous tunes by DJ Julius, good food, and great company. <br />&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp; <br /><br /><strong>Family Fun Day</strong><br />Saturday, August 15<br /><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fbf4efc5-73b7-4e86-893b-57e6bf7c31a6.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="350" align="none" /></a><br /><br />Enjoy a day celebrating family before the start of the school year. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of clean fun. More details to come!<br /><br /><br />&nbsp; <br /><strong>SERVICE SPECIALS </strong><br />&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/df72fb85-94e4-4d55-b1cf-79765797b722.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="350" align="none" /></a></div> <br />Prop Reconditioning Special<br /><br />Free removal, installation, and estimates for prop repair. Call 704.528.3328 to arrange this service today. <br /><br /><strong>Free Boat Inspections</strong><br /><br />Our mechanic Grant is available to inspect your boat to troubleshoot any possible issues. You will be provided with a Boat Inspection Report that will tell you the general condition of your boat, and engine. <br /><br /><br /><br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-782 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-791 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We are only a couple weeks into Summer and have had an amazing start so far! We have loved the sun-filled weekends and hope you have been making great memories out on the water with family and friends! With Father&rsquo;s Day and Fourth of July coming up, make sure to look out for events here at the marina! As always, let us know if there is anything we can do to make your boating experience easier and more enjoyable!<br /> <br /> Ron Thomas, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br /> 912-434-1005</div> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4827f35d-63c4-4239-8f63-d8c5fba47b49.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="390" align="none" /></a> <br /></strong></strong></div> &nbsp;<br /> This past weekend saw minimal rain, but was mostly sunny and perfect weather for boating. We saw many people go out to enjoy the beautiful conditions. Bahia Bleu member Kason Fritts even came back with this huge swordfish!<br /> <br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /> &nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/81378469-da53-45dc-8aeb-37bdce7c4c80.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="344" align="none" /></a></div> <strong>Boater Safety Course</strong><br /> <strong>Saturday June 20, 9am-4pm</strong><br /> <br /> The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit are having a boater safety class. To sign-up call the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at <strong>(912) 921-545</strong> or for more information call the Georgia DNR at <strong>(912) 264-7237</strong> or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at <strong>(912) 353-1004</strong>.<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b6659fc3-e179-4c63-9ac3-cf916b9ee0ac.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="319" align="none" /></a></strong><br /> <strong>Coffee and Donuts with Dad</strong><br /> <strong>Sunday, June 21</strong><br /> <br /> Come down to the marina to celebrate dad with a day out on the water! We will provide the coffee and donuts!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>MARINA NEWS </strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <br /> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/164a0785-835b-4084-adbf-2c7fffc0c176.jpg" alt="" width="520" height="520" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <br /> <strong>Hurricane Plans</strong><br /> Hurricane season has officially started and we want everybody to be prepared! Stop by the office to pick up a copy of our hurricane plan!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Trailering Boats</strong><br /> Starting <strong>July 1<sup>st</sup></strong>, we will be charging to put boats on and off trailers. We will gladly take your boat off when you first move in and put it on a trailer when you move out for free. We are only able to trailer boats Tuesday-Thursday. If you have any questions, please call the office.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Referral Program</strong><br /> Want to earn money just for telling a friend about us?? As Summer is quickly approaching, we are getting closer to full capacity! Have a friend contact us and sign an annual contract and your account will be credited with $125 for the first referral, $250 rent credit for a second referral, and $500 rent credit for a third referral. All you have to do is stop by the office and fill out a form for referring them and your account will be credited!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Patio Rentals</strong><br /> Need a place for a graduation or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at <strong>912-354-2283</strong> for availability and prices.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>WEATHER </strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> This weekend is shaping up to beautiful for boating! With highs in the low 90s for both Saturday and Sunday, come down to the marina to keep cool on the water!<br />&nbsp; News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-791 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-781 <p>Sandusky Harbor Marina Boate</p> <p>rs:<br /><br />It&rsquo;s been another busy week here at Sandusky Harbor Marina. This past weekend was the end of Bike Week in Sandusky, and we had many dock holders that went downtown and enjoyed the festivities. Here at the Harbor, we hosted a successful graduation party, and the pool was busy with the warm weekend weather. Be sure to check out the information below regarding National Marina Day coming up this Saturday and our Cigars under the Stars. Happy Boating!<br /><br />Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br />800-877-3625<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>SEND US YOUR SELFIES! </strong></p> <h3><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4db6f7ea-aaa9-410f-a583-95486b8ad80e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></h3> <p><br />We would love to put your photos on display for future blasts! Email us your photos at sanduskyharbor@morningstarmarinas.com along with your name and any pertinent details. <br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS </strong><br /><br /><strong>National Marina Day</strong></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8a8a037b-9365-48ff-a630-ea2eddc52274.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="190" align="none" /></a></div> <p><br /><br />This Saturday, June 13th is National Marina Day! We will have activities all day long beginning at 10 a.m. in the N Pavilion. Sea Scouts will be here along with the Firelands Military Group with a selection of WWII vehicles. At 2 p.m. there will be Boat Inspections. <br /><br /><br /><strong>Cigars Under the Stars </strong></p> <p><br /><br />Last call; smoke them if you have them! Saturday, June 13 will be our first Cigars Under the Stars with Chris McGuire for those who have pre-registered. This event will begin at 8 p.m. at the N Pavilion. <br /><br /></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0fa16a1b-9358-49ff-bb8e-94148fd15dc9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="271" align="none" /></a></div> <p>Remember, Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day, so proudly fly Ol&rsquo; Glory!<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong><br /><br />Trailers! For those leaving their trailers here for the summer, remember to park them in the South parking areas. Please leave the lots closer to the docks available for boaters, families and guests.<br />Thank you! <br /><br />&nbsp;<br />Want the most up-to-date information about the place your boat calls home? Then be sure to Like us on Facebook! <br /><br />&nbsp; <br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br /><br />It&rsquo;s always sunny at Sandusky Harbor Marina!<br /><br /></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-781 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-780 Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The east winds have finally ended!&nbsp; With south winds returning and Kings being caught off of the beach, now&rsquo;s the perfect time to grab the boat and head for the seas. If you&rsquo;re looking to go inshore, Bull Reds are being caught every day at the Big and Little Rocks. If you&rsquo;re just looking to beach the boat, the weather is looking great to hit Fort George and relax on the sandbars. I look forward to seeing everyone this week and weekend.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br />904-246-8929<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>CATCH OF THE WEEK</strong><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br />This week&rsquo;s catch of the week goes to Robert Parks and his Grandson with a great Speckled Trout.&nbsp; Remember to send us your fishing and boating pictures for a chance to be featured in our weekly Eblast. <br />&nbsp;<br />Send pictures with your name to mayport@morningstarmarinas.com<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /><br />Free Vessel Safety Check Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 7 a.m. &ndash; 12 p.m.<br />&nbsp;<br />On the 27th and 28th of June, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be here, on-site, performing free vessel safety checks. These safety checks are free and not required but are encouraged. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will give you a breakdown specific to your vessel of anything you may have or not have to provide the safest possible boating experience.&nbsp; To receive a safety check during these dates simply call us at 904-246-8929 to have your boat put on a wash rack or in the water and let us know you would like to have a check done.&nbsp; You must be present at the time of the check.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MARINA SPECIALS</strong><br /><br />Tired of that yellow stain on the bottom of your vessel? During the whole month of June we are offering a FREE acid wash with the purchase of a detail on your vessel. That&rsquo;s a $45.00 value! For more information or to schedule a service please stop by or call the Ship&rsquo;s Store at 904-246-8929.<br /><br /><br /><strong>WEATHER</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Weather this weekend is looking great.&nbsp; Winds are forecast to be 5-10 knots SSW all weekend with only a 10% chance of rain.&nbsp; Offshore is looking good too with the weekend predicted to be 2-3&rsquo; at 8 seconds.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-780 The Adventures of Deb: Sailor Extraordinaire http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/The-Adventures-of-Deb-Sailor-Extraordinaire-779 <p>I have been around boats all of my life and love them. I have sailed since I was nine years old, but haven&rsquo;t raced since I was about 14. Recently, I was presented with an opportunity to race with a friend on his J-24 at RYC. It sounded like fun, so I accepted. I had no idea what I was in for!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The first night we were scheduled to race it was cold, rainy, and there was no wind. While we were at the pier, I watched as everyone put on their foul weather gear, and thought to myself &ldquo;Note to Self, buy foul weather gear.&rdquo; We motored out onto the lake, sat in the cold rain until the race was called, and motored back to the club. I was cold, wet, and we didn&rsquo;t race. At least there was beer!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Last week was race week number two for me. And I came proudly prepared with my brand new foul weather gear. I haven&rsquo;t raced since I was a kid, so I let my friend know that I was a newbie to the whole racing scene. Ed did a wonderful job educating me as to what each of the 5 crewmembers was responsible for on the boat, &ldquo;J-24 101.&rdquo; My position would be the midship position at the mast. I would be responsible for the boom vang, outhaul, cunningham, and helping with the spinnaker— basically very little! Additionally, I would be rail meat. When you sail a boat like a J-24 you use the crew&rsquo;s body weight to stop the boat from heeling; this makes the boat go faster. We use our body weight, and switch sides of the boat to stay on the windward side, especially while going up wind.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I would have to go under the boom in order to switch sides of the boat.&nbsp; No big deal, right? The distance under the boom on a J-24 is a really narrow space. And although my friend did a wonderful job educating me as to how the crew should function, we did not cover &ldquo;How to Get Your Butt Under the Boom 101.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It really didn&rsquo;t occur to me prior to racing that this would be terribly difficult for me to do. I&rsquo;m in shape, I&rsquo;ve sailed, I&rsquo;m young, (40&rsquo;s the new 30 you know!) Well, it certainly did prove to be difficult. It was blowing like stink that day, so the boat was really heeling over. At first I tried to slide under the boom feet first; that did not go so well. I slid over to the other side of the boat, and my blue Sperry Topsider slid off of the toe rail sending me towards the water. Fortunately, one of my crewmates grabbed me before I fell in the drink! I then thought &ldquo;Note to Self, Topsiders are not the right type of footwear for racing.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On the next tack, Hugh, crewmate, tells me to belly flop myself across the cabin top, and grab the life line or stanchion once I get to the other side of the boat to pull myself across. He does this effortlessly, by the way. I oblige, and that time it went a little better. Still no matter what I did, I could not get the rhythm down for switching sides when we tacked. I almost fell off of the boat several more times due to skipping the class &ldquo;How to Keep You&rsquo;re Butt on the Boat 102&rdquo;. On another tack, I got stuck on the leeward side of the boat while the skipper buried the rail, and almost me with it! On the next tack, as I was thinking &ldquo;Maybe I&rsquo;m too old for this s**t.&rdquo; Hugh, who is in his 70&rsquo;s said to me: &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve got to go faster!&rdquo; as he nudged me over the cabin top. I appreciated the nudge; it kept me from getting buried on the rail again!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All and all, it was a very harrowing AND comical experience. I was and am bumped, bruised, and sore. In assessing my injuries after the race, I noticed that I had a huge blue bruise on my ankle. I chalked it up to another one of my many war wounds and went to the club for dinner. It wasn&rsquo;t until I got home and took off my wet shoes that I noticed that both of my feet were blue. I kid you not! They were totally blue Smurf feet! My topsiders had dyed my feet blue!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Racing thus far has been an interesting experience—to say the least. The guys that I&rsquo;m sailing with are really nice, and have been terribly kind to me as I goofed up left and right. Plus, Ed was gracious enough not to get upset about the fingernail marks that I put in the deck of his boat trying to stay aboard!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After the last night of racing, I asked myself: &ldquo;Do I really want to do this?&rdquo; After a few seconds of deep thought, I decided: ABSOLUTELY! Just think of all the great stories I can get out of it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Smurf feet, you can&rsquo;t make that stuff up&hellip;.</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/The-Adventures-of-Deb-Sailor-Extraordinaire-779 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-778 Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We hope you are enjoying your summer so far! We have been busy here at the marina getting everyone ready for a great boating season! If there is anything we can do to help get your vessel in tip top shape for the season, please let us know! From a simple wash to a detail or recommending a mechanic, we would love to do whatever it takes to make your time here more enjoyable and easy!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Also, check out and like our new Facebook page at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/BahiaBleu">www.facebook.com/BahiaBleu</a>!<br /> <br /> Ron Thomas, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br /> 912-434-1005<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>CAPTAIN JACK MCGOWAN’S FISHING REPORT</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b5e31592-66f8-4ae6-97da-f67aa881f88a.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="533" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> Captain Jack McGowan is at it again! To find out what the current fishing trends and tips are for the area check out his post in the Bahia Bleu blog <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu/blog/post/Capt.-Jack-McGowans-Fishing-Report-766" target="_blank">here</a><br /> <br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <strong>bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>to submit any photos with your name</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/19def7c0-80f4-4a6c-ab30-182f0e6b0ce8.jpg" alt="" width="352" height="500" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><strong>First Friday Fireworks</strong><br /> June 5, 2015 9:30pm<br /> <br /> Take your boat on down to River Street to enjoy a beautiful firework display on the first Friday of the month! What better way to celebrate the new month than on the water!<br /> <br />&nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9630635b-2b1d-4705-a135-472ea126474b.jpg" alt="" width="352" height="233" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> <strong>Boater Safety Course</strong><br /> Saturday June 20, 2015 9am-4pm<br /> <br /> The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit are having a boater safety class. To sign-up call the SCMPD Savannah Mall Training Center at (912) 921-545 or for more information call the Georgia DNR at (912) 264-7237 or the SCMPD Marine Patrol at (912) 353-1004.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>MARINA SERVICES</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"></a></div> <div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e8f4f316-fdc8-4329-aed9-d2ace6e9d227.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="271" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <strong>Wash and Detail Services</strong><br /> Need a wash or detail to get your boat ready for the summer? Call and ask us what we can do for your vessel! Please direct all washes and service work to the office so we can put you in our log and get it done as quickly as possible!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Trailering Boats</strong><br /> Starting <strong>July 1<sup>st</sup></strong>, we will be charging to put boats on and off trailers. We will gladly take your boat off when you first move in and put it on a trailer when you move out for free. If you have any questions, please call the office.<br /> <br /> <strong>Patio Rentals</strong><br /> Need a place for a graduation or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at 912-354-2283 for availability and prices.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> This weekend&rsquo;s weather is looking like it will allow for some fun times on the water! With highs in the mid to high 80s and mostly sunny conditions, come on down to the marina for a fun weekend on the water! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-778 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-777 Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br /> <br /> Summer is now in full swing, and we have some exciting events coming up this summer around Lake Gaston.&nbsp; We hope to see you out on the water!<br /> <br /> Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br /> 252-586-4661<br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>THIS WEEKEND IT COULD PAY TO USE YOUR BOAT!</strong></h3> <br /> Every boat launched Friday-Sunday, will be entered to win $50.00 in free fuel from the Morningstar fuel dock.&nbsp; The more times you use your boat, the more chances you have to win! <div> <h3><strong>THE POINTE RESTAURANT WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT</strong></h3> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/eaton-ferry" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4c3cd72d-4fd0-408b-8661-0ea96b668c60.jpg" alt="" width="468" height="108" align="none" /></a><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/eaton-ferry" target="_blank"></a> <div><br /> Thursday, June 4th -Chris Overstreet<br /> Friday, June 5th -DL Smiley<br /> Saturday, June 6th -Jackson Ward<br /> <br /> For more information, visit their website: <a href="http://thepointeatlakegaston.com." target="_blank">thepointeatlakegaston.com.</a></div> </div> <h3><br /> <strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> The weather this weekend looks to be in the mid 80s,, with a 50% chance of rain on Saturday, but Sunday should be rain free!&nbsp; Can&rsquo;t wait to see you this weekend! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-777 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-776 <br /> RHYC Members and Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Another beautiful sunny and dry weekend with everyone living it up on their boats and by the pool&hellip;Check out all those smiling faces in the photos below.&nbsp; June is here and school&rsquo;s out for the summer&hellip;Whoo Hooo!!! The harbor and club will be bustling with activity and we have a full schedule of happenings at RHYC for the month, so make your way over and join in the FUN!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Christine Rosow, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br /> Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949<br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>MAY’S LAST HURRAH</strong></h3> <strong>A wonderful weekend filled with sunshine and enjoyed by all at RHYC!!!</strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/452e9e6d-fd4e-4ebb-af99-20620a9d8c6c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></strong></div> </div> The Yahnis family enjoying a delicious treat on the Fireplace Patio prior to their afternoon journey along the waterway.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>The Cooper Gentlemen gearing up to set a course for FUN!!!!!</div> &nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0f8baa54-3557-4556-a1a6-965ffc2f81b7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name <h3><strong>JUNE MARINA SPECIALS</strong></h3> <h3><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0772179e-9a49-425e-a761-3b9faebf9544.jpg" alt="" width="448" height="432" align="none" /></a></h3> <h3><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></h3> <ul> <li>$10 off any boat wash during the month of June 2015</li> <li>&nbsp;Free Gift for all the Dads at the Ship&rsquo;s Store on Father&rsquo;s Day June 21st, 2015.</li> </ul> &nbsp; <h3><strong>FATHER’S DAY FUN</strong></h3> <p><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/933694ef-d290-40f0-aaaa-9b7ed97d22cd.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="361" align="none" /></a></strong></p> Sunday, June 21st 3pm- 7pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>Enjoy live music by DJ Mike around the RHYC pool and treat your Dad, Grandpa, or favorite Uncle like a &ldquo;king&rdquo; where all the Dads get FREE HOT DOGS and a special FREE GIFT! Dads can select their favorite gift including a Floatie Keychain, Stadium Cup or Frisbee.&nbsp; Challenge Dad to a Corn Hole match and treat him to a fun afternoon at RHYC.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>BIMINI TOPS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8b419b4f-63d4-40d5-9785-5a5af19ed187.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="362" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> Just a friendly reminder to our boat owners who have dry slips requiring the putting-up and taking-down of bimini tops: It is the boat owner&rsquo;s responsibility to put down the bimini top and secure it firmly and properly, prior to the boat&rsquo;s return to dry storage.&nbsp; The marina team exercises every precaution and uses the utmost care in handling our members&rsquo; boats during movements to and from the dry storage building and cannot be responsible for any damage to bimini tops/framework which have not been properly secured by the boat owner.&nbsp; Thank you allowing us to provide a great day of boating at RHYC!!!<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong></h3> <br /> The weather folks are calling for a return to our tropical weather pattern for the weekend&hellip;mostly clear with a few scattered thunder showers with temperatures in the low 80&rsquo;s&hellip;surely plenty of opportunity for a fun weekend of boating!!!!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:</strong><br /> <br /> Saturday, June 6th:&nbsp; 1:36AM 3.9H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:55PM 3.2H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:47AM -0.3L&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:48PM -0.1L<br /> Sunday, June 7th:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:26AM 3.8H&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:50PM 3.3H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:37AM -0.3L&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:44PM&nbsp; 0.0L<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>HOURS AND OPERATION</strong></h3> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ships Store</span>: </strong>Open Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:</span></strong> &nbsp;Pool is open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span></strong> Club is open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!!!<br /> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-776 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-775 <p>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />I&rsquo;d like to take this opportunity to provide a friendly reminder that Hurricane Season is upon us. Now is a good time to look at the condition of the lines and fenders on your vessel.&nbsp; Quality lines and fenders are your first line of defense in protecting your boat. Under inflated fenders and dry, rotted lines will guarantee cosmetic repairs in your future.&nbsp; I can assure you, new lines and fenders are much less expensive than paint and gel coat repairs.&nbsp; Fenders should be properly sized based on the size of your vessel, while dock lines should be at least &frac34; the length of your vessel.&nbsp; Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if you have any questions or need one of our Dockmasters to check the condition of your lines and fenders for you.<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-480-0266</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A FANTASTIC WEEKEND FOR FISHING</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />This past Sunday, Ryan Waters, Jim Parmalee, Cory Black, Marcus Kuja, and Robert Stephenson had quite a day on the water! Here&rsquo;s just some of their catch!<br /><br />We&rsquo;d love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com to submit any photos with your name.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>GEORGIA SEA ISLAND FESTIVAL 2015</strong><br /><br />Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, 2015. For nearly thirty years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. This year&rsquo;s festival will be held June 6 from 11:00am to 6:00pm and on June 7 from noon to 6:00pm under the live oaks at Gascoigne Bluff Park. Nationally known and world renowned, the Georgia Sea Island Singers have been a highlight of the weekend since the festival on St. Simons Island was first organized in 1977 by original members of the group Mabel Hillary and Bessie Jones. Donations will be welcomed for the restoration of the historic Harrington schoolhouse, built c. 1920. Once restored, the Harrington School will serve as a museum to the island&rsquo;s African American heritage.<br />&nbsp;<br />For more information about the Annual Georgia Sea Island Festival go to www.ssiheritagecoalition.org or call the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition at 912-634-0330.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Stop by our Ship&rsquo;s Store this weekend for a free ice cream novelty. Just mention you saw it in our e-blast! (One ice cream per person, pints excluded).<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>NEW MORNINGSTAR T-SHIRTS ARE IN!</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />Check out our new t-shirts!&nbsp; They feature a front pocket with the Morningstar Marinas logo and this awesome design on the back! These shirts are now available in our ship&rsquo;s store, in a variety of sizes. Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large are $19.99, XX-Large are $21.99.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>BOAT DETAILING SERVICES AVAILABLE</strong><br /><br />&nbsp;<br />Let us help you keep your boat in tip top shape.&nbsp; Contact the marina office for quotes to wash, wax, buff, polish, compound and bottom paint your boat.&nbsp; We offer a diversity of options so let us help keep your boat looking like it just came off the showroom floor.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>CALL AHEAD BOAT LAUNCHES</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />In an effort to help facilitate timely launches of all of our customers&rsquo; vessels, we require a minimum of one (1) hour notice for all dry storage boat launches. That being said, there is no harm in requesting a launch a few hours in advance so as to guarantee your vessel will be in the water upon arrival.&nbsp; Holidays and busy weeks may yield a two (2) hour advance launch request.&nbsp; All walk up requests will be added to the launch list in the order the request was received. <br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR POOCH</strong><br /><br />We love animals here at the Marina, and we love seeing all of your nautical seafaring dogs.&nbsp; But please remember when you are walking your four-legged first mates to clean up after them.&nbsp; If you forget to bring a bag with you on your walk, there is a doggie bag station just across from the end of the rack storage area on the opposite side of the roadway.<br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>WEATHER AND TIDES</strong><br /><br />The weather for Friday will be partly sunny with a shower or thunderstorm in spots, and patchy clouds with possible showers at night. The high will be 84 degrees, and the low will be 69 degrees. Saturday will feature partly sunny weather for the day and partly cloudy weather at night, with an occasional storm. The high will be 85 degrees, and the low will be 70 degrees. For Sunday, the weather will be partly sunny, with a high of 85 degrees and partly cloudy at night and a low of 71 degrees.<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />06/05&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FRI&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:52 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.3 L<br />06/05&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FRI&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:33 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.8 H<br />06/05&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FRI&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:53 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.2 L<br />06/05&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FRI&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:59 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.8 H<br />06/06&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SAT&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:39 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.3 L<br />06/06&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SAT&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:05 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.8 H<br />06/06&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SAT&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:43 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.1 L<br />06/07&nbsp;&nbsp; SUN&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:53 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.7 H<br />06/07&nbsp;&nbsp; SUN&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:28 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.3 L<br />06/07&nbsp;&nbsp; SUN&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:12 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.9 H<br />06/07&nbsp;&nbsp; SUN&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:36 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.1 L<br />&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-775 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-774 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> I don&rsquo;t know about anyone else, but I have almost forgot about how cold it was in February with the heat we&rsquo;ve had this week! The warmer temperatures are bringing the fish around and we&rsquo;ve got the bait to help you hook the big one!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Tina Minor, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br /> 804-725-9343</div> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>BIG CATCHES!</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6ef9f4dc-bc78-4823-b55b-1322edfc2cbe.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/07fa6e9b-8622-4cad-a518-bf4257904bcc.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> This past week we had coolers full of Croaker and Brian Cooley started off the Cobia season off with a bang-he brought in a large one on Saturday morning. I&rsquo;m happy to show off Gail Rose&rsquo;s 17+ inch Flounder as well.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:tminor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>tminor@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <p><br /> Mathews has a lot to offer both here at the marina as well as in town. We have several great restaurants, plenty of antique and gift shops, campgrounds offering bands all summer, beaches to drive the boat to, festivals all within minutes of us here at Morningstar.&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget we have the apartment if you want to stick around after a day on the water to get to know our little town. Here are just a few things happening here this month:</p> <p><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9fd27d86-2226-404b-abc4-e359e44fdb33.png" alt="" width="194" height="259" align="none" /></a></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a></div> <h4><strong>40th Anniversary Show at Donk&rsquo;s </strong></h4> June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm<br /> <a href="https://visitmathews.com/venue/donks-theater/">Donk&rsquo;s Theater</a>,<br /> <em>8259 Buckley Hall Road, Hudgins, VA 23076 </em><br /> <a href="http://www.donkstheater.com/ve" target="_blank">http://www.donkstheater.com/ve</a> music and celebration.<br /> &nbsp; <div><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a></div> <h4>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b2a1d4c3-2979-4875-8cc6-7b3b7cb72800.png" alt="" width="259" height="194" align="none" /></a></h4> <h4><strong>Bands, Brats, &amp; Beer by the Bay </strong></h4> <div>June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm<br /> <a href="https://visitmathews.com/venue/williams-wharf/">Williams Wharf</a>,<br /> <em>1039 Williams Wharf Road, Mathews, VA 23109 </em><br /> Mathews Rotary presents: BANDS, BRATS, AND BEER BY THE BAY for live music and good times at Williams Wharf all afternoon from 2-7. Tickets are available at the Visitor Center &ndash; 239 Main Street, Mathews County<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - BOATING SAFETY APP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6e8aec67-b407-4c02-8820-67e3005f7e85.png" alt="" width="225" height="225" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a></div> The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it has released a smartphone application (app) to enhance boating safety. The app includes: state boating information; a safety equipment checklist; free boating safety check requests; navigation rules; float plans; and calling features to report pollution or suspicious activity. When location services are activated, the app can also provide the latest weather reports from the nearest NOAA weather buoy; report the location of a hazard on the water; and, using the Emergency Assistance button, call the nearest Coast Guard command center.<br /> <br /> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-774 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-773 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> What a great week here in Mayport.&nbsp; We finally saw some good weather and members lucky enough to make it out during the week saw some good action with Tarpon rolling off the beach and the slot Reds picking up inshore around the little Jetties.&nbsp; This weekend looks to be very promising as well, and what better way to kick off the weekend than a Friday night FREE fishing seminar!&nbsp; Check out more information below and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Marina Friday evening!<br /> <br /> Logan Moore, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br /> 904-246-8929</div> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>CATCH OF THE WEEK</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ab7c80e9-7b09-46e3-8722-bd1e560d622c.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="533" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"></a></strong></div> <br /> The Catch of the Week this week goes to member Hank Wright with an awesome Bull Red.&nbsp; Be sure to send us your boating and fishing pictures for a chance to be featured in our weekly Eblast!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Email us at <a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>mayport@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos; be sure to include your name.<br /> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ee58f4ce-7be1-48b0-9db8-ce23702c5d76.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> <strong>Fishing Seminar</strong><br /> Friday, June 5th, 6pm<br /> <br /> Come join us on <strong>Friday, June 5th</strong> around <strong>6:00 p.m</strong>. for a free fishing and boating seminar. Local Captains Jeremy Alvarez, Kirk Waltz, and Dennis Young will be covering several boating and fishing topics. They will be focusing on offshore fishing in Northeast Florida and going in depth on two species: Cobia and King Mackerel and will begin around 6:15 p.m. They will also be covering general rigging and anchoring techniques. Rat Race Phillies food truck will be on site from 5:30 to 6:30, so remember to bring your appetite. Beverages will be provided by Morningstar Marinas. Please RSVP for this event. You don&rsquo;t want to miss out!&nbsp; And be sure to check out each Captain&rsquo;s fishing charters:</div> <div><br /> <strong>Rat Race Phillies Food Truck on site at 5:30</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Seminar will being approximately 6:15 </strong></div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Regardless Fishing Charters with Captain Jeremy Alvarez </strong><br /> 904-626-8403<br /> <a href="http://www.jacksonvillefishingcharters.com" target="_blank">www.jacksonvillefishingcharters.com</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Enterprise Fishing Charters with Captain Kirk Waltz</strong><br /> 904-626-1128<br /> <a href="http://www.enterprisefishingcharters.com" target="_blank">www.enterprisefishingcharters.com</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Sea Dancer Charters with Captain Dennis Young </strong><br /> 904-565-1767<br /> <a href="http://www.seadancercharters.com" target="_blank">www.seadancercharters.com</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/02226c1d-0a1f-4961-bde8-fc62781e4dcb.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> <div><strong>Free Vessel Safety Check</strong><br /> Saturday and Sunday, June 27<sup>th</sup> and 28<sup>th</sup>, 7am &ndash; 12pm<br /> <br /> On the 27<sup>th</sup> and 28<sup>th</sup> of June the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be here, on-site, performing free vessel safety checks.&nbsp; These safety checks are free and not required but are encouraged.&nbsp; The Coast Guard Auxiliary will give you a breakdown specific to your vessel of anything you may have or not have to provide the safest possible boating experience.&nbsp; To receive a safety check during these dates simply call us (904-246-8929) to have your boat put on a wash rack or in the water and let us know you would like to have a check done.&nbsp; You must be present at the time of the check.</div> <h3><br /> <br /> <strong>MARINA SPECIALS</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"></a></div> <div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fe35fd1b-6be8-461f-a538-18c5d7c16570.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> This weekend special S<strong>aturday &ndash; Sunday the 6<sup>th</sup> and 7<sup>th</sup> &nbsp;of June</strong> if you purchase $50 or more of gas you will receive a<strong> FREE</strong> 10lb bag of ice.<br /> <br />&nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7c48c102-1617-4de8-a183-61596f6ab8db.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> Tired of that yellow stain on the bottom of your vessel? During the whole month of June we are offering a <strong>FREE</strong> acid wash with the purchase of a detail on your vessel. That&rsquo;s a $45.00 value! For more information or to schedule a service please stop by or call the Ship&rsquo;s Store at <strong>904-246-8929.</strong> <h3><br /> <br /> <strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> The weather this weekend is looking great with sunny skies forecast Friday thru Sunday.&nbsp; The winds are predicted to blow NNE Friday and Saturday so offshore may be a little rough but inshore should still be great to snag a few Reds and Flounder.<br /> <br /> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-773 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-772 Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Just as reminder, a minimum of two dock lines are now required on all boats. We will have lines for you, if you need them next time you visit the marina.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Over the past few weekends, I have witnessed a few near misses while our members were docking. So, I thought I would write a little refresher for those of us who may be a little rusty from having the winter off of the water. Below find step by step instructions for docking.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Also, a lot of boaters do not realize how important propeller condition is to your boat in regards to performance of the boat and maintenance of the boat. Poor performance can lead to higher fuel consumption. Additionally, damaged prop can mean damage to your engine, shaft, and seals. <a href="http://www.boatus.com/magazine/archives/how-to-fix-boat-propeller-problems.asp" target="_blank">Click Here</a> to read and article from Boat US on prop maintenance.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We will be running a special on prop repairs this month. Have your prop reconditioned and we will pull the prop and reinstall it for you free of charge. Estimates for reconditioning your prop are free as well. Call 704.528.3328 to order this service today.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Hope to see you on the docks this weekend!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cheers,<br /> <br /> Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br /> 704-528-3328 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>MORE LUAU PHOTOS!</strong></h3> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/69507049-de08-4587-9e3e-733a6ae62d39.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="374" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> We have some more photos of our first Annual Luau. Thank you Janet Larowe for your awesome photos!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>skippers@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/81706e3f-52aa-48e6-9381-bd18be6b7591.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="486" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><strong>Donuts with Dad</strong><br /> Sunday, June 21st<br /> Bring Dad to the marina on Father’s Day and we will provide the donuts<br /> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2c7109d9-6b73-45bd-b5a4-0d0d13351daa.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="358" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>July 4th Celebration</strong><br /> Saturday July 4th at 4:00 pm<br /> <br /> Celebrate Independence Day with us with a Holiday Cook-out<br /> &nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/92a4953e-fe0c-49d7-8b99-0e547c458bde.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="600" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><strong>&nbsp;<br /> Rock out to the 80s Party</strong><br /> Saturday July 18th at 4:00 pm<br /> <br /> Miss your big hair and mullets? Dress-up with the Morningstar crew as we blast back to the decade of big hair. Come celebrate the 80s with righteous tunes by DJ Julius, good food, and great company. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/bafdccd1-7fe2-4031-9e0d-390ffb8f0a17.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="400" align="none" /></a></div> <strong>Family Fun Day</strong><br /> Saturday August 15th<br /> Enjoy a day celebrating family before the start of the school year. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of clean fun. More details to come!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>PHOTO CONTEST</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/24ca93bf-26a0-4621-b543-60cbf88c39de.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> Submit your photos to Heather at <a href="mailto:Skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>Skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</strong></a> to win! Photo deadline is August 1st. The member with the most likes to their photo posted to our Facebook page wins one of these prizes: exterior wash and wax, basic winterization, 1/2 month free rent, or a tube.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Categories are:</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Wakeboarding, Selfies, Sunsets, and Pets on Lake Norman.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>DOCKING REFRESHER COURSE</strong></h3> <ol> <li>Use the flags to gauge which way the wind is blowing. If possible, choose the side of the return dock that the wind is blowing towards. This will aid you in docking by blowing the boat into the dock rather than off of the dock. Also, be sure to compensate by overcorrecting according to wind speed to land you on the dock.</li> <li>Slow is best. No throttle jockies at the docks. If you watch the best skippers in the world dock, you will notice they maneuver slow and in control.</li> <li>Prepare your boat to dock. Have dock lines fastened on your boat’s forward and aft cleats on the side of the boat that you plan to land on the dock. Also, have fenders out on that side of the boat as well.</li> <li>Please keep your passengers seated with arms and legs in the boat. In my boss’s words: “There is no need for an Indiana Jones impression and dive&nbsp; towards the dock.”</li> <li>Just before you land the boat, put the boat in reverse to slow your speed. Our dockhands have been taught NOT to put themselves between a boat and the dock, especially if the boat is traveling at a high rate of speed. A good rule of thumb is to NEVER approach anything faster than you want to hit it.</li> </ol> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> Fingers crossed that the weekend weather trend of temperatures in the 80&rsquo;s with lots of sun continues! Hope you get a chance to get out on the water. Have fun and be safe!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-772 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-771 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br /> <br /> Our weekend weather continues to be nearly perfect for boating and it&rsquo;s been great seeing so many of you getting the opportunity to get out to the marina and enjoy it! Let&rsquo;s hope this pattern of beautiful sunny Saturdays continues.<br /> <br /> As the school year comes to a close and you&rsquo;re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, consider renting a jet ski during the week. Or if you&rsquo;re feeling particularly brave, load up to 15 kids in our new double decker pontoon for a day! If one of the kiddos has a summer birthday, it could be the ultimate boat party. During the month of June, we&rsquo;re offering $50 off a full or half day weekday jet ski or double decker rental. Keep reading for more details and more party ideas!<br /> <br /> All of us at Kings Point are looking forward to helping you make the most of your time on the lake this summer. Thanks for being here.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Chris Higgs, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br /> 704-892-3223</div> <p><br /> &nbsp;<br /></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/38a818c3-4641-441f-8703-0deccbbbb604.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="533" align="none" /></a></strong> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></strong></div> <div>Quality time on the lake! The Reynolds soaking up the sun on Memorial Day</div> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MEMBER PHOTOS</strong></h3> <br /> Send us your selfies! We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any boating photos, along with your name and any pertinent details <div> <h3><strong>MEET ROAM-EO</strong>!</h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c14d8b19-70e0-429d-baaf-f280328c4b4f.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="225" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>Thanks to all of you who submitted your very creative ideas for naming our parking-lot-roaming valet golf cart! The winning name &ndash; <strong>Roam-eo &ndash; came from member John Boone</strong>. Look and ask for Roam-eo to help you get around the parking lot quickly and comfortably this summer!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/28218612-44f1-4a78-88a0-c83a3ac16b9a.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> <strong>REMINDER : End of the School Year Celebration is next Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14 - &nbsp;all day</strong><br /> <br /> School is FINALLY out! Bring the kids by the Ship Store all weekend long for a Kool-Aid &ldquo;toast&rdquo; to the end of the school year and the official start of summer.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/53b95fd6-284b-404e-be41-fba326a0964f.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="464" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> <strong>PARTY TIME!</strong><br /> <br /> One of the kids have a summer birthday? Someone getting married? Did you know that as members of Kings Point, you can rent the lower level of our Clubhouse for a deeply discounted rate? We have hosted everything from baby showers and rehearsal dinners to business meetings and birthday parties in this versatile space with a small kitchen and a water view. The Clubhouse is available to rent by the hour or by the day for $25 an hour for our members, with a two hour minimum. Call the office to reserve.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ac8dde24-c4bd-4b31-bebc-067ebafb4824.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="225" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> <strong>$50 OFF WEEKDAY JET SKI OR DOUBLE DECKER PONTOON RENTAL</strong><br /> <br /> Our double decker pontoon accommodates up to sixteen people, and would be a GREAT place for a one-of-a-kind party this summer! Keep the kids entertained with the added bonus of some time on the water for you. Weekdays during the month of June, rent the double decker OR one of our 3 new jet skis for $50 off the regular rate. Click <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point/rentals" target="_blank">here </a>for more details!<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> Fingers crossed that the weekend weather trend of temperatures in the 80&rsquo;s with lots of sun continues! Hope you get a chance to get out on the water. Have fun and be safe! <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-771 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-770 Lakefront Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Summer is coming into full swing and we want to get you ready to enjoy your boat and the marina.&nbsp; We have had a little blip in the weather, but warmth is coming back quickly.&nbsp; We have a lot to get you up to speed with the marina, our events, and our improvements.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Kevin Asher, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br /> 419-734-5576 <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <h3><strong>OHIO BOATER EDUCATION CLASS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> The Ohio Division of Watercraft taught a packed house the ins and outs of boating this past Saturday.&nbsp; The Lakefront Yacht Club and the marina sponsored the OBEC course.&nbsp; The 8 hour course certifies those that take and pass the course to operate a boat.&nbsp; Thanks to Steve Masello, Walter Hodgekiss, and Jason Beard from the Division of Watercraft.&nbsp; Thanks also to Jim Cox and Steve Banashak of the Yacht Club for providing lunch to all the participants. <h3><strong>LAST WEEKEND’S STORM</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/582fe3f7-a544-45a0-b9e2-9059424a145c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>We survived the 60+ mph winds this past weekend with minimal damage.&nbsp; The water at the marina rose above the walls this past weekend.&nbsp; Had you been here, you would have had to walk uphill on your ramp to get to your dock.&nbsp; Thanks to all who helped keep boats secure during the storm.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name.</div> <div><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <br /> The ODNR Division of Watercraft is coming back this Saturday, June 6 between 10 AM and Noon to perform vessel checks.&nbsp; You can sign up in the front office to get checked.&nbsp; They will make sure all the safety items on your boat function and that you have all the necessary safety equipment on board.&nbsp; They will then provide you with an inspection sticker to put on your boat.&nbsp; This should help keep you from being stopped and inspected on the water.&nbsp; The service is free and a great courtesy from ODNR.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"></a></div> &nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/39bea52c-1e53-46d2-9943-6c80a4a9b9a2.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> The Yacht Club&rsquo;s cruise to Middle Bass is also scheduled for <strong>Saturday, June 6</strong>.&nbsp; An inspection prior to leaving might be in order.&nbsp; Contact Fleet Captain Jon Lamb for information at 419-707-2224, Dock 360 if you would like to participate.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/10f57d97-aa69-4b52-aa82-8eec6cc85ad3.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="283" align="none" /></a></div> Who is this couple? <ol> <li>&nbsp;The guy at the end of the rainbow and his wife</li> <li>&nbsp;Notre Dame&rsquo;s mascot and significant other</li> <li>&nbsp;Ken and Priscilla Whalen</li> <li>&nbsp;The pot of gold dude and main squeeze</li> </ol> &nbsp; <h3><strong>REPAIR OF OUR LIFT WELLS</strong></h3> <br /> Gill Construction will begin repair of our lift wells in the next week.&nbsp;&nbsp; The lift wells will be unavailable for two weeks until they complete their work.&nbsp; The rack building will remain open throughout this process.&nbsp; If you need to be launched, contact the service department and get scheduled prior to the work.&nbsp; If you wait we may not be able to launch you until the end of the month.&nbsp; Boats 28&rsquo; and under, not sailboats, can be accommodated by the rack forklift.&nbsp; Thanks for your patience while we make the lift wells safer.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> After last Sunday, all weather is perfect.&nbsp; 80&rsquo;s this weekend with a slight chance of showers Friday.&nbsp; The weather should be great for the cruise.&nbsp; Lakefront, the perfect place to visit regardless of weather.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-770 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-769 Sandusky Harbor Marina Boaters:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> What an interesting weather week we had! No matter what the weather, Sandusky Harbor is always a busy, fun place to be. Keep reading for info on our upcoming Cigars Under the Stars, Pet Boating Safety and our ongoing recycling program.<br /> <br /> Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br /> 800-877-3625 <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2d496902-ca03-4dce-b1f9-1293b8ed43f9.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="459" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"></a></strong></div> <br /> Join Chris McGuire, SHM Service Manager, &nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong> Saturday, June 13<sup>th</sup> beginning at 8:00 pm</strong> at the North Pavilion for our first &ldquo;Cigars Under the Stars&rdquo;. We&rsquo;ll have cigars available for your enjoyment, telescopes for night sky viewing, information on the Southern night sky and great company.&nbsp; In order to have enough cigars, please <strong>RSVP by Tuesday June 9</strong><sup><strong>t</strong>h</sup>; you may call, email <a href="mailto:cmcguire@morningstarmarinas.com">cmcguire@morningstarmarinas.com</a> or go to our Facebook page and join the event. <h3><strong>PET BOATING SAFETY</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9593f3b1-69af-4aeb-91a2-a1523f2a16b9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> Do you ever take your dog out on the boat? Here are a few tips that will make your day on the water safe and enjoyable for everyone. <ul> <li>Gradually introduce your pet to your boats and water by letting them explore the boat while it is docked. Turn on the engine and let them get used to the sounds.</li> <li>Collar with ID Tag. Make sure your pet has a collar with an identification tag which includes contact information, marina address and slip number.</li> <li>PFD&rsquo;s (Personal Floatation Device). Pets need to be protected too. Make sure the PFD fits securely and allow your dog to get acquainted with it before actually getting on the boat.</li> <li>Fresh drinking water. Canines lose fair amounts of body fluid when they pant, so be sure to keep them hydrated. Do not be afraid to force your dog to drink water.</li> <li>Sun &amp; Heat. Excessive sun exposure can cause the same problems for animals and humans, including sun stoke, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion. Providing a shaded area is a good idea. Dogs absorb heat through the pads on their feet so be sure to protect them.</li> <li>Remember, not all dogs will enjoy boating. Many dogs prefer still and stable surfaces. A day or so before you plan on taking your dog boating, allow them to get acquainted with the boat, let them wear their PFD, crank the engines. Giving them time will allow everyone to have a safe and happy time.</li> </ul> &nbsp; <h3><strong>ONGOING EVENTS</strong></h3> <br /> Recycle your cans and help us help others. We will be collecting cans all summer at the various recycling containers around SHM Marina. Monies received from this program will be shared with Victory Kitchen (<a href="http://www.victorykitchen.net" target="_blank">www.victorykitchen.net</a>) and Robbie&rsquo;s Voice (<a href="http://www.robbysvoice.com">www.robbysvoice.com</a>); two great organizations. <h3><br /> <br /> <strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4522101d-212f-4b93-9429-4fd24bec2c21.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="271" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Looking forward to a beautiful weekend!<br /> <br /> <strong>Friday&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H&nbsp; 80&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L&nbsp; 64&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; S&nbsp; 9mph<br /> <strong>Saturday&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H 79&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L 64&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; W 10mph<br /> <strong>Sunday &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H 80&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; L 65&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; W 11mph News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-769 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-768 <div>Great Lakes Boaters,<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Have you ever gone out in what was forecasted as 1-foot to 3-foot waves only to find you&rsquo;re not sure you can even turn around in the channel safely?&nbsp;&nbsp; We did some digging in to how wave height is determined, and we learned some very interesting facts.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> For instance, while you may know that the wave height is measured from the crest (the highest point of a wave) to the trough (the lowest point of a wave), did you know that the Significant Wave Height is measured by the height of the top third of all waves?&nbsp; We also learned that Wave Steepness, which is the distance between waves as measured at the Wave Height, is greater in Lake Michigan than the ocean, and therefore often much more difficult to maneuver in (as any experienced boater on the Great Lakes knows).&nbsp; Another interesting fact we learned is that while waves can result from a multitude of forces such as gravitational pull of the sun and the moon, underwater currents and boat traffic, the largest influencer is the wind.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> There are three main factors that will affect how large a wind-generated wave will have the potential to become.&nbsp; Those factors are the speed of the wind, the length of time the wind is blowing, and the Fetch, or the distance over which the wind is blowing without a change in direction.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The largest wave in recorded history for Lake Michigan was recorded last October 31, 2014 at 21 plus feet.</div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top"><a href="https://youtu.be/aFKhCxjuBbw"> </a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="528" valign="top"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><a href="https://youtu.be/aFKhCxjuBbw">https://youtu.be/aFKhCxjuBbw</a> <div><br /> As technology advances we may be able to more accurately determine predicted wave height for a given time period.&nbsp; But for now, it&rsquo;s always best to check several sources such as a couple of the websites listed below, ask your boating neighbors what their experience has been, and check with our Fuel Dock Team.&nbsp; They often ask incoming boaters to the fuel dock what their experience has been out on the Big Lake.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/">http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/</a><br /> <br /> A few great App&rsquo;s for your SmartPhone are:<strong>MarineWeather</strong> by<strong> AccuWeather</strong> and<strong> OutCast &ndash; NOAA Weather Forecast</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Margie Covey, Fuel Dock Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br /> 231-759-8230</div> <br /> &nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>BOATIE OF THE WEEK</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ddd486af-7bda-4845-a740-1d66ebdacbf1.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="425" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"></a></strong></div> <div>Lucy walking the dock!</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>BOATIE OF THE WEEK CONTEST</strong></h3> <br /> The boater that submits the boatie with the highest number of people on one boat in one picture will win a free prize. we can even count the furry members of your crew as well!!&nbsp; Please submit them to <a href="mailto:greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com</a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <br /> REMEMBER:&nbsp; There is a FREE Vessel Safety Check being conducted this weekend from<strong> Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June </strong>7<strong>th</strong>.&nbsp; They will have several people here to conduct the safety checks, so there will be little to no waiting.&nbsp; There are sign-up sheets at the office and at the fuel dock, or stop by the United States Power Squadron&rsquo;s tent this weekend and sign up at that time.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>NEEDED: SAILBOATS CAPTAINS</strong></h3> <p><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e10e1fee-7414-4f50-af24-72c4d83f528b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></strong></p> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"></a></div> </div> <div>Sailboats Captains that are willing to volunteer their time and their sailboat for Summer Sailstice.&nbsp; What is Summer Sailstice?&nbsp; Sailstice is a worldwide celebration of sailing on the weekend closest to the summer solstice &ndash; this year the solstice falls on Saturday, June 20, 2015.&nbsp;&nbsp; Last year three of our sailboat captains volunteered.&nbsp; They spent the day taking people from the community out on their sailboat, giving many the first sailboat ride of their life.&nbsp; It sparked a lot of interest in marina life in general, and especially in the love of sailing.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;re interested in donating a part of your Saturday, June 20<sup>th</sup>, please contact Margie at 231-955-8181 or by email at <a href="mailto:margiec@morningstarmarinas.com">margiec@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> See more information about Summer Sailstice at:<br /> <a href="http://www.summersailstice.com/" target="_blank">http://www.summersailstice.com/</a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>COMMUNITY CORNER</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a383def8-7022-4ed9-8173-92e3e8f4f042.jpg" alt="" width="346" height="146" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c4a75868-86b5-4027-8590-c3d2bbc54720.jpg" alt="" width="276" height="183" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"></a></div> Did you know that the Muskegon Farmers&rsquo; Market is the second largest outdoor farmers&rsquo; market in Michigan???&nbsp; People travel from all over the state to see the many, many vendors there.&nbsp; The Farmers&rsquo; Market is now open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.&nbsp; &nbsp;Below is a link to their website for directions and a full list of vendors.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a great way to start your boating weekend off by stocking up on some of the best produce and baked goods around.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com/">http://www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com/</a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>NOTE FROM HEIDI</strong></h3> <br /> <em>Our software system is enjoying communicating with everyone, so much so that it feels the need to send everything in triplicate L&nbsp; We have IT people working on why this is happening, and we apologize for any inconvenience.&nbsp; Please know that your accounts are only being charged once, despite the multiple emails.&nbsp; Thank you for your patience as we get this worked out.</em><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <em>Want the most up-to-date information about the place your boat calls home? Then be sure to like us on <a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=57b1c6638c&amp;e=81c7162167" target="_blank">Facebook!&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesMarina?ref=br_tf" target="_blank"></a><strong>&nbsp; </strong></em><strong><em>1000 plus followers can&rsquo;t be wrong :-)</em></strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fb6505cb-5663-43c2-ac4f-afc779661132.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="400" align="none" /></a> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-768 More Luau Pictures! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/More-Luau-Pictures-767 <p>Thank you Janet Larowe for your awesome photos!</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/More-Luau-Pictures-767 Capt. Jack McGowan’s Fishing Report http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Capt.-Jack-McGowans-Fishing-Report-766 <p>Late Spring - Inshore Fishing on the Georgia Coast!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The bite this Spring has been pretty good! Most of the action has been sea trout. Atlantic sharp nose sharks have pushed in the sounds in large numbers to feed and reproduce. The sharp nose is a small shark. There are lots of sharp nose sharks in the 30 inch range. The whiting bite which was hot has slowed likely due to the abundance of sharks. There are top end black tip sharks in the sounds, but getting through the small sharks to a large black tip is another story. Ladyfish have dominated the sea trout bite, but as cold fronts push through, the sea trout action tends to heat up. The bite has been mostly sea trout and top end sharks followed by ladyfish and strong numbers of sharp nose sharks.</p> <p>Fishermen can catch sheepshead year, but as bite for other fish (sea trout, red drum and flounder) heats up, fishermen generally give less attention to sheepshead. Nonetheless there has been some sheepshead caught. On the offshore scene, cobia are drawing most of the attention. Strong winds have limited the opportunities to get offshore, but when fishermen have found opportunities, the bite has been good!</p> <p>Don Adams of Adams Bait Shop is finding brown shrimp is the heads of creeks. This means in the backs of the creeks. Don said the number of brown shrimp looks good and these shrimp seem to have shown up earlier this year. This is good news for the fish and fishermen. When fish have an ample food supply, they grow faster and larger as well as reproduce more. For fishermen, more bait simply means more fish. Any way you look at it more brown shrimp early in their season is good news. There’s also some mullet in the rivers as well as plenty of river pogies. Pogies (menhaden, mullet and ladyfish) are great shark bait!</p> <p>The fishing forecast looks pretty good! Lots of bait will likely mean lots of fish - a good sign for the fall! There&nbsp;are several reports of lots of small sea trout south of Savannah. In Savannah, we see small seatrout as well as good numbers&nbsp;of larger sea trout!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Fish on!</p> <p>Capt. Jack McGowan</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tips http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Capt.-Jack-McGowans-Fishing-Report-766 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-765 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Thank you all so much for such a great weekend! We hope everyone had a blast out on the water, despite some windy conditions. This weekend was a great way to kick off the start of the season and we look forward to many more fun weekends here at the marina! Please be on the lookout for upcoming events and don&rsquo;t hesitate to ask us for anything! We are here to make your boating experience as easy and enjoyable as possible!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Also, check out and like our new Facebook page at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/BahiaBleu">www.facebook.com/BahiaBleu</a>! We will be giving updates and more from it soon!<br /> <br /> Ron Thomas, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br /> 912-434-1005</div> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/56339f8b-ddd5-41a9-a550-3b0f2be617ce.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="374" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> We had a great Memorial Day Weekend and we hope you did too! Great weather was enjoyed by our boaters for most of the weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out and made it a fun weekend!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <strong>bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>to submit any photos with your name <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/02226c1d-0a1f-4961-bde8-fc62781e4dcb.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>USCG Free Vessel Safety Checks</strong><br /> May 30, 2015<br /> Stop by the marina on Saturday May 30<sup>th</sup> for a FREE safety check by the United States Coast Guard.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>First Friday Fireworks</strong><br /> June 5, 2015 9:30pm<br /> <br /> Take your boat on down to River Street to enjoy a beautiful firework display on the first Friday of the month! What better way to celebrate the new month than on the water!<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA NEWS AND TIPS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f6252cc4-cee3-4d8d-b2db-39ea9af06402.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"></a></div> <strong>Premium Boat Wash Special</strong><br /> Get your boat sparkling and ready for this boating season with our premium boat wash special! Call for pricing.<br /> <br /> <strong>Insurance</strong><br /> As hurricane season approaches, it is a good idea that everybody checks with their insurance plans to ensure you are aware of what needs to be done in case of a hurricane. Some insurance have specific plans that must be followed. We also ask that those who have yet to bring a copy of their insurance declaration pages do so now! Here&rsquo;s hoping another hurricane free year is upon us!<br /> <br /> <strong>Patio Rentals</strong><br /> Need a place for a graduation or birthday party? The patio here at Bahia Bleu is perfect for any event you may have! Call the office at 912-354-2283 for availability and prices.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> This weekend&rsquo;s weather is shaping up to be gorgeous! With mostly sunny conditions and temperatures in the mid to high 80s, what better way to spend the weekend than on the boat with friends and family! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-765 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-764 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Memorial Day was a success! We had beautiful weather and fish were being caught. Check out all the fun we had Memorial Day weekend in our pictures below, you may even see someone you know.&nbsp; We look forward to seeing everyone down at the marina this weekend!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Tina Minor, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br /> 804-725-9343</div> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>THE TALK OF THE MARINA: THE NEW DOCK</strong>!</h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6797fc14-3caa-4b4d-928b-3a54a2c38504.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="530" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> Mr. Pongonis and Mr. Parker were the first to dock at our new finished dock this weekend. So, of course we had to take a photo. These two are always here so it was fitting that they used the dock first! <h3><strong>MEMORIAL DAY FUN!</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9aaa08cf-94bd-498d-9156-dfd875b6ec8e.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="379" align="none" /></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/17ca6629-e705-4a09-90c7-0e26c354253b.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="379" align="none" /></a><br /> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a4827380-1757-4ffe-bc11-bbd443113991.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="181" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9b337616-9276-4dca-8db8-287a8e715297.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="183" align="none" /> <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a><br /> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div><br /> <strong>Uncle Sam faces</strong></div> <div>We had fun taking pictures of employee and customers faces in the Uncle Sam cut out. Do you see someone you know?</div> <div><strong>More Memorial Day Fun!</strong></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/89cfbe28-a3dd-4e1b-8bdd-24cdf06b0d5f.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="230" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> Metzger Family<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cf09abd5-4756-4774-961d-77f2dc507387.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="530" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> On the look out!</div> <div><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5f8910d8-8b9e-46ff-81bd-30066865a6b0.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="530" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> Grabbing some donuts on Memorial Day Weekend!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:tminor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>tminor@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEEKEND SPECIAL</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fe35fd1b-6be8-461f-a538-18c5d7c16570.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" align="none" /></a></div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"></a></div> This weekend we will be offering BOGO with ice. If you buy a bag Saturday or Sunday you will get a second bag free<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>NEW SUMMER HOURS</strong></h3> <br /> We are open Monday thru Thursday 8AM-5:00PM<br /> Friday 8AM-6:00PM<br /> Saturday and Sunday 7AM-7:00PM<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-764 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-763 <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6db297ff-07ad-4616-957f-d4f60356e789.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Great Lakes Boaters,</p> <div><strong>BOTTOMS UP</strong></div> Most boaters believe that the number one problem with boating is your boat filling with water and going down to Davy Jones&rsquo; locker. &nbsp;When you&rsquo;re out offshore cruising 10 or more miles out in the open water and your boat suddenly starts taking on water, what do you do? &nbsp;I have read a few articles about this and found some bad advice and some good advice.<br /> <br /> First action I would take is to determine where the leak is and how serious it is.&nbsp; Maybe it&rsquo;s an engine&nbsp;water intake hose that failed and can be repaired easily,&nbsp;or maybe it&rsquo;s a&nbsp;fracture in the hull caused from an impact while underway.&nbsp; Is it repairable?&nbsp; Do you have the tools and parts to make repairs?&nbsp; Will the bilge pumps keep up with the intruding water?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Well as scary as a sinking boat is, there are a couple of mechanical parts and tools you should have in your boat that could change your whole outcome in just such an emergency.<br /> <br /> Are your bilge pumps in good working condition?&nbsp; Do you have the tools and parts onboard to make emergency repairs?&nbsp; And the most overlooked item that boaters do not think about are your batteries. &nbsp;If your batteries are more than 2 years old, they may only have 80% or less of their stored power. &nbsp;Your bilge pumps are connected to the battery system in your boat.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;re dead in the water and the engines are off, you&nbsp;could have less than 2 hours of bilge pump use before the pumps stop and the engines may not restart. &nbsp;Now no matter if you can make the required repairs,&nbsp;you&rsquo;re going&nbsp;swimming and I hope you all have a plan for abandoning ship (required safety gear like life jackets and flairs, and a radio to contact Emergency Services).&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The best solution is to be prepared before you leave your dock, let the marina know your cruising plans, equip your vessel with basic tools and items like a basic tool set, duct tape and water proof calk, as well as have your batteries load tested, or replaced as&nbsp;it may make boating safer and a lot more fun.&nbsp; Contact our service department to get your batteries load tested before going on a trip.&nbsp;&nbsp; We are offering Vessel Safety Checks on June 5<sup>th</sup> and 7<sup>th</sup> to help you be sure you&rsquo;re prepared with all necessary safety equipment.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Jeff Covey, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br /> 231-759-8230&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>VESSEL SAFETY CHECK</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><br />&nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/71d0f03d-401b-4788-ac60-668ee3f67cd7.png" alt="" width="225" height="224" align="none" /></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/df913f18-dab9-4741-b5b7-27110c7644d6.png" alt="" width="225" height="225" align="none" /></a></div> Did you miss the May 16th Vessel Safety Check?&nbsp; We have another one coming up on <strong>June 5th through June 7th </strong>conducted by the United States Power Squadron and the USCG Auxiliary.&nbsp; There are sign-up sheets at the office, at the service desk and at the fuel dock.<br /> <br /> Why should you have a Vessel Safety Check?&nbsp;&nbsp; They will make sure you have the appropriate equipment onboard from life jackets to fire extinguishers, distress signals and navigation lights. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Ralph, with the Power Squadron, also has current MARPOL stickers available for your boat.&nbsp; What is MARPOL?&nbsp; In 1973, the International Maritime Organization adopted the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, now know universally as MARPOL, which has been amended by the Protocols of 1989 and 9197.&nbsp; The MARPOL&nbsp; Convention advises on issues of pollution and dumping of waste in our waterways.&nbsp; The Power Squadron and the USCG can be of great assistance in knowing these rules.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Here is a great website to walk you through what will happen with your Vessel Safety Check, and what things to have on board and updated:</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://cgaux.org/vsc/"><strong>http://cgaux.org/vsc/</strong></a><br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>BOATIE OF THE WEEK</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b7fa502d-336f-4c45-ae5a-49fe44da18a9.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="480" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> We&rsquo;ve received one Boatie so far, of the canine variety of course J&nbsp; Captain Morgan has this boating thing down just right!</div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:margiec@morningstarmarinas.com?subject=Boatie%20of%20the%20Week" target="_blank"><strong>margiec@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name.&nbsp;&nbsp; Be sure to send any great moments you have while boating with your family, children and pets included. <h3>&nbsp;</h3> &nbsp; <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <br /> Muskegon Powerboat Weekend Presents <strong>“The Chase” </strong>Benefiting the Humane Society of West Michigan <strong>June 12-14 2015.&nbsp;</strong> There was a great time had by all last summer, and we know a lot of our power boaters will be participating again.<br /> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6843d84e-8555-458f-8091-928f3b4b7ecd.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="105" align="none" /></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0062883a-b9ed-426a-aa18-15e4baf3ba3a.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="104" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <div>More on this wonderful event in upcoming E-Blasts!!</div> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MAY SERVICE SPECIAL OFFER</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/afd99d1c-c5cc-483a-b4f6-a1f79ddd87dd.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="340" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> Buy four dock lines &ndash; <strong>GET THE FIFTH ONE FREE!!!</strong><br /> <strong>SALE EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 6TH.</strong></div> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> &nbsp;<br /> The weather this week has some predictions of highs near 80 degrees, just a few degrees cooler for the weekend. If you’re ever wondering what the Lake Michigan conditions are here are a few websites to check out:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.muskegonsurfcam.com/">http://www.muskegonsurfcam.com/</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/webcams/mkg/">http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/webcams/mkg/</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><em>Some things the Great Lakes Marina team could use your help with:&nbsp; </em></strong><br /> <em>If you store your trailer here, please take a moment to be sure your trailer is tagged.&nbsp;&nbsp; All trailers are stored either in the trailer lot behind the blue cottage, or along the fence row beside the office.&nbsp; We have some trailers that are not tagged, and we need to know that they belong to current boaters</em><br /> &nbsp; <div><br /> <strong>Have a Great Boating Weekend!!</strong></div> <div> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/185f2977-9f75-4cbc-a0a4-0869c88bdd40.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="307" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"></a></strong></div> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-763 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-762 Sandusky Harbor Marina<br /> &nbsp;<br /> What a great Memorial Weekend we had here at Sandusky Harbor Marina. We dodged the bad weather and enjoyed a mostly sunny, warm weekend.&nbsp; Monday was a little overcast, but nice weather if you were painting or working on your boat. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!<br /> <br /> Jerry Parsons, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Sandusky Harbor<br /> 800-877-3625<br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>BLESSING OF THE FLEET</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6440aca7-af94-4fa2-961f-781d7351841a.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="420" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <p><br /> The Blessing of the Fleet was a very touching event. .&nbsp; We had overt 100 attending this traditional beginning of the boating season and Captain Chad did an excellent job. We would like to thank Captain Chad, Steve Gilson for the introduction, Denise Ferguson for the bagpipe music, Sea Scouts for hoisting the colors and presenting the wreath, Melanie Hitch for the ringing of the ships bell, Deb Gibson for the tribute song, Mike Petsch for introducing the Honor and Remberance Flag, Erie Weiss and Mark Darby for sharing and hoisting the flag, Lynn Thuning for the Armed Forces prayer, Duncan for firing of the cannon, and&nbsp; Maggie &amp; Lenny for having breakfast available. We especially want to thank our Veterans here at SHM who were recognized during the ceremony.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:sandusky@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>sandusky@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/37e067ef-3eb5-4381-9cdb-0b57903d3132.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="420" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>We have many exciting events coming up this summer; there are event calendars at the office or like us on Facebook to see what will happen next! We have two events on<strong> Saturday, June 13, 2015</strong>; it will be <strong>National Marina Day </strong>and a new event that evening, <strong>&ldquo;Cigars Under the Stars</strong>&rdquo;. More information will be in upcoming newsletters. Stay tuned!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c6d9aa0f-ef17-42eb-94da-7abc38765bfb.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/sandusky-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>The flowers are blooming and summer is on its way. The pool was opened for the season this past weekend and many will be happy to hear we are looking for a new source for our vending machines.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> Fri&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;H 86&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L 69&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; S 9 mph<br /> Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H 81&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L 55&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SW 13 mph<br /> Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H 62&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L 57&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;NE 17 mph News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-762 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-761 <div>Lakefront Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Now that Memorial Weekend has passed, summer has officially arrived.&nbsp; Thanks to all who helped with our events and ceremonies this past weekend.&nbsp; I don&rsquo;t remember the marina being more active on a Memorial Weekend.&nbsp; The marina was packed and everyone seemed to be enjoying the great weather.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c289ef5d-1639-4ffe-9d3c-8470b87845cd.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank You Veterans.</div> <div>&nbsp; <br /> Kevin Asher, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br /> 419-734-5576</div> <br /> &nbsp; <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>LAKEFRONT NIGHT AT THE RACES AND MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/43c8eb83-c7d2-4e4b-81a3-b5e64ef24f65.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9cd60e6e-4eec-49a4-9b3c-c95b784c80a1.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="398" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> The Lakefront Night at the Races was a great hit.&nbsp; We had around 100 people enjoy dinner and the races.&nbsp; I have gift certificates in the front office for a couple of winners who could not make the races, but purchased horses anyhow.&nbsp; Your picture with your steed can be taken later should you desire the opportunity.&nbsp; Thanks to the Turley&rsquo;s for the entertainment in the Yacht Club following the races.&nbsp;My horses went out at five to one and came in at a quarter past six.&nbsp; All three are now destined for the glue factory.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/89cce3e6-f398-448a-9c46-e73fc1a6207f.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>The Lakefront Yacht Club Bridge put on a fantastic ceremony raising the flag on Memorial Day.&nbsp; All who attended, and there were many, thought the ceremonies were moving.&nbsp; Great job Yacht Club.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> Can you identify the man in the picture?&nbsp; Is it…</div> <div></div> <div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/05a5ad24-e5f8-4f0b-8a93-ec6a7111a46c.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <strong>a) </strong>Bob Evans, sausage mogul<br /> <strong>b)</strong> Doug Ricci, Yacht Club Bridge member<br /> <strong>c)</strong> Col. Sanders, chicken king<br /> <strong>d) </strong>Teddy Roosevelt, former President?</div> <div><br /> We love to put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>lakefront@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <br /> <strong>Saturday, May 30th</strong>, the marina and the Yacht Club are sponsoring the Ohio Boater Education Class presented by the ODNR Division of Watercraft.&nbsp; Anyone born after 1982 needs to take this class in order to operate a boat.&nbsp; The class is limited to 30 and we already have 23 signed up.&nbsp; The class begins at<strong> 8 AM in the Yacht Club and runs until 5 PM</strong>.&nbsp; The Yacht Club will be providing lunch.&nbsp; If you were born prior to 1982, you can take the class as well.&nbsp; The cost is just $5 per person.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Yacht Club is having a cruise to Middle Bass Island Saturday, June 6.&nbsp; 10 boats are already scheduled to go.&nbsp; If you would like to join them, contact Fleet Captain Jon Lamb at 419-707-2224, Dock 360.&nbsp; You will need to call the Middle Bass office at <strong>419-285-0311</strong> to confirm your space.&nbsp; <strong><em>Tell them you are with Lakefront.</em></strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>THE USS CARPE DIEM HAS ARRIVED!</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"></a></div> <div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d5732bf2-1ebd-4d85-96d4-10b494145725.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="322" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> The USS Carpe Diem has arrived on our new deck.&nbsp; The Carpe Diem still has more improvements coming.&nbsp; We will be dedicating the deck and the Carpe Diem on Saturday, June 13, which is also National Marina Day.&nbsp; We will announce more festivities for National Marina Day as we move forward.&nbsp; Thanks Mike Beam, what a masterpiece.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> Thursday, mid 70&rsquo;s, sunny, light winds.&nbsp; Friday and Saturday, mid 80&rsquo;s, partly sunny, light winds.&nbsp; Sunday, mid 60&rsquo;s, rain and wind.&nbsp; While you are at Lakefront, it will again be perfect.&nbsp; Go figure. News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-761 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-760 <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> What a great weekend! It was so nice to see so many of our Skipper’s Members enjoying the water this weekend. Also, I hope you all had as much fun at our Luau as the Morningstar crew. It was so great seeing you all get into the Hawaiian theme! Please see the link below for photos of the festivities. We have more fun events planned for this summer.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This weekend while I was on the docks I noticed a lot of you had dock lines on your boats. Thank you!! &nbsp;Since dock lines haven’t been used at Skippers, many of you had questions on how to use them. Please <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH8C84WGy2w">Click Here</a> (<strong>UPDATED</strong>) for a link to illustrate how to properly dock using dock lines. Remember to take advantage of our dock line special. A minimum of two dock lines will be needed on each boat as of <strong>June 1st.</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Lastly, don’t forget about our photo contest.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We are off to a great start to the season! Hope to see you this weekend.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cheers,<br /> <br /> Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br /> 704-528-3328</div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>SKIPPER’S FIRST ANNUAL LUAU</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-754" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/edd9c6df-e8d3-462f-b6e9-1ee89dd08573.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="600" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-754" target="_blank"></a></strong></div> <div><br /> Ryan Lavelle, Rik Stevens &amp; Gilbert Larowe</div> &nbsp;<br /> What fun we had at our first Luau! Thank you for all that attended, and made it such a blast. I was so nice to see so many of our members enjoying themselves. A special thanks to Gilbert Larowe for cooking, and providing the pork. The food was delicious!&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://bty.io/RIqZJ">Click Here</a> to see photos of the fun. <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-754" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9f233042-f7c3-4afd-a214-2652eb059ffd.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="418" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-754" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> <strong>Donuts with Dad</strong><br /> Sunday, June 21st<br /> <br /> Bring Dad to the marina on Father’s Day and we will provide the donuts<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9ca1257e-0626-4269-84a2-0a76a1c43187.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="418" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> <strong>July 4th Celebration</strong><br /> Saturday July 4th at 4:00 pm<br /> <br /> Celebrate Independence Day with us with a Holiday Cook-Out.<br /> <br /> <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6943bdb6-e4ea-461f-bd6b-2492aa40898a.jpg" alt="" width="216" height="309" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><strong>Rock out to the 80s Party</strong><br /> Saturday July 18th at 4:00 pm<br /> <br /> Miss your big hair and mullets? Dress-up with the Morningstar crew as we blast back to the decade of big hair. Come celebrate the 80s with righteous tunes by DJ Julius, good food, and great company..<br /> <br /> <br />&nbsp; <br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8612617e-30ba-44b2-8ff0-b8be431aae29.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="542" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> <strong>Family Fun Day</strong><br /> Saturday August 15th<br /> <br /> Enjoy a day celebrating family before the start of the school year. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day of clean fun. More details to come!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>MARINA SPECIALS</strong></h3> <br /> <strong>Dock Line Special</strong><br /> Pre-order your dock lies and receive 25% of retail price. Call <strong>704.528.3328</strong> or <a href="mailto:Skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>Skippers@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>email before May 31st to take advantage of this deal.<br /> <br /> <strong>Marine Mechanical Services</strong><br /> Take advantage of our discounted labor rate for marine services. Our rate is $ 85.00 per hour. Grant has over 20 years of experience in working on I/Os, Inboards, and Outboards. He is also adept at electrical, electronic installation and much more. Call <strong>704.528.3328 </strong>today to schedule your work.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA PHOTO CONTEST!</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2a0b4b7e-8ea3-4a56-ab49-0cb80b6902b2.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="445" align="none" /></a></div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>Submit your photos to Heather at <a href="mailto:Skippers@morningstarmarinas.com?subject=Photo%20Contest" target="_blank"><strong>Skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</strong></a> to win! Photo deadline is August 1st. The member with the most likes to their photo posted to our Facebook page wins one of these prizes: exterior wash and wax, basic winterization, 1/2 month free rent, or a tube.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Categories are:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Wakeboarding</li> <li>Selfies</li> <li>Sunsets</li> <li>Pets on Lake Norman.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> This weekend&rsquo;s warm and sunny forecast! Looks like it&rsquo;s going to be another beautiful weekend on the lake. Hope to see you here! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-760 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-759 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Wind from the East, fishing the least!&nbsp; When is the wind going to stop blowing? When it does, are you going to be ready to land that tournament winning King Fish? Red Snapper season is right around the corner; want to know more about the basics of anchoring on wrecks, proper use of GPS, safety tips and more?&nbsp; If so, check out the information below on the upcoming seminar here at Mayport.&nbsp; Look forward to seeing everyone there!<br /> <br /> Logan Moore, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br /> 904-246-8929</div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>CATCH OF THE WEEK</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b3e8df70-eb7d-49b2-8c91-5530b4d6e0c8.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="533" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> Check out this awesome Bull Red caught by Robert Wingate with member James Brown.&nbsp; Remember to send us your fishing and boating pictures for a chance to be featured in our weekly Eblast.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div>Send pictures with your name to <a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>mayport@morningstarmarinas.com</strong></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2228a027-bf51-423c-97d0-fc760cfa5b7d.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><strong>Fishing Seminar</strong><br /> Friday, June 5<sup>th</sup>, 6pm<br /> <br /> Come join us on Friday June 5th at 6:00 p.m. for a free fishing and boating seminar. Local Captains Jeremy Alvarez, Kirk Waltz, and Dennis Young will be covering several boating and fishing topics. They will be focusing on offshore fishing in Northeast Florida and going in depth on two species: Cobia and King Mackerel. They will also be covering general rigging and anchoring techniques. Rat Race Phillies will be on site, so remember to bring your appetite. Beverages will be provided by Morningstar Marinas. Please RSVP for this event. You don&rsquo;t want to miss out!&nbsp; And be sure to check out each Captain&rsquo;s fishing charters:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Regardless Fishing Charters</strong> with Captain Jeremy Alvarez (904-626-8403)<br /> <a href="http://www.jacksonvillefishingcharters.com" target="_blank">www.jacksonvillefishingcharters.com</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Enterprise Fishing Charters</strong> with Captain Kirk Waltz (904-626-1128)<br /> <a href="http://www.enterprisefishingcharters.com" target="_blank">www.enterprisefishingcharters.com</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Sea Dancer Charters </strong>with Captain Dennis Young (904-565-1767)<br /> <a href="http://www.seadancercharters.com" target="_blank">www.seadancercharters.com</a></div> <div></div> <div></div> <h3><strong>MARINA SERVICES AND SPECIALS</strong></h3> <p><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/441206cb-f93c-4ae8-aad4-9778fa4e5b76.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="599" align="none" /></a></strong></p> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>If you are planning to have a service done on your boat be sure to schedule it before June 1<sup>st</sup> to get $1 per foot off on that service.&nbsp; Remember that we offer a wide range of services for your boat to make sure it stays in peak condition.&nbsp; For more information or to schedule a service stop by the Ship&rsquo;s Store or call us at <strong>(904)246-8929</strong>.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> Early forecasts for this week and weekend are looking promising with low winds and low seas throughout the week.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-759 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-758 Kings Point Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend at the Marina, and hope you did as well! Hope everyone enjoyed the great food and cheer at the Customer Appreciation Barbeque. The weather surely cooperated and the forecast for this weekend is again looking particularly nice for boating. We hope to see you here!<br /> <br /> Chris Higgs, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br /> 704-892-3223 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3><strong>MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND RECAP</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b7bfd2a7-f579-4406-88c1-6518a700628c.jpg" alt="" width="279" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp; <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> Thank you to all of you who stopped by our Customer Appreciation event on Saturday! We went through lots of beers, lots of burgers, and quite a bit of apple pie as well. It was great to see SO many people getting back out to the Marina, enjoying the weather and each other&rsquo;s company. Overall it was a busy but fantastic weekend. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp; <h3><strong>MEMBER PHOTOS</strong></h3> <br /> Send us your selfies! We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any boating photos, along with your name and any pertinent details.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/28218612-44f1-4a78-88a0-c83a3ac16b9a.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="266" align="none" /></a>\ <div><strong>End of the School Year Celebration</strong><br /> Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14 all day<br /> <br /> Bring the kids by the Ship Store all weekend long for a Kool-Aid &ldquo;toast&rdquo; to the end of a long school year! Nothing like a little sugar to get the summer started&hellip;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>NAME OUR GOLF CART CONTEST ALMOST OVER!</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/155e0989-a75f-4f16-858f-a52ba87e56d6.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="262" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> Our new golf cart needs a name! Time is running out to submit your entries and win a $25 Marina Gift Card. Please stop by the office and drop off your potential winning names, or email them to <a href="mailto:kcombs@morningstarmarinas.com">kcombs@morningstarmarinas.com</a> by the end of the day <strong>Sunday May 31<sup>st</sup>.</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong></h3> <h3><strong>New Beverage Items (Wine!) in Ship Store</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c2464133-e7a1-4143-9f4d-57f66d7cfe6c.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="310" align="none" /></a></div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> Come check out the new additions to our beverage selection in the Ship Store!<br /> <br /> We&rsquo;ve now carrying Barefoot Wine in convenient 187ml bottles, available for purchase by the four pack or individually. Choose from Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot or Pinot Grigio.<br /> <br /> We&rsquo;re also selling several varieties of Arizona Iced Tea, including our staff&rsquo;s new drink of choice, the Arnold Palmer. It&rsquo;s half tea, half lemonade and it&rsquo;s lite!<br /> <br /> If you prefer a little kick in your lemonade, we&rsquo;ve also added Bud Light Lemon-Ade Rita in both twelve packs and tall boys, as well as Lime-A-Rita in twelve packs.<br /> &nbsp; <div><strong><em>Stay tuned to see what else we have in store for the Store&hellip;</em></strong></div> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>Sale Item of the Week</strong></h3> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/97ba3743-01ac-4d17-a4f7-44c02b4bac0c.jpg" alt="" width="336" height="448" align="none" /></a></div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> Great for the gym as well as the boat, our versatile wet bags have been marked down from $3.59 to $2.00! Get them while supplies last.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>Extended Summer Hours In Effect through Labor Day</strong></h3> <br /> As of last weekend, we are in full swing for the summer and have gone to extended hours. We are here to be of service:<br /> <br /> <strong>Monday through Thursday </strong>9am-6pm<br /> <strong>Friday through Sunday </strong>9am-7pm <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>HOUSEKEEPING</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fd9328be-661b-4b82-9e3c-d8cb28468881.jpg" alt="" width="280" height="193" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"></a></div> <ul> <li>We love dogs, but as a reminder for all customers, dogs must be on leashes at all time at the marina.</li> <li><strong>Dry Stack Customers: </strong>Please make sure to have four lines on your boat so we can launch on either side of the launch dock.</li> <li><strong>Wet Slip Customers:</strong> Please help us keep the gangways and fingers clear of all items. Grills, power washers, kayaks, buckets, etc may not be stored on the docks as it impedes use by other boaters and is a safety issue.</li> </ul> <div><strong>THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION! </strong></div> &nbsp; <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3><strong>WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A THUNDERSTORM</strong></h3> <br /> We will start to see afternoon thunderstorms popping up with the hot summer temperatures. Do you know what to do and what to look for? Here are three quick tips to remember: <ul> <li>Know the weather forecast and learn the signs of a storm approaching. Dark, towering or threatening clouds, and distant lightning and thunder are signs to watch for.</li> <li>Act early. One of the worst things you can do is wait until the last minute and then rush to the marina as a storm is unleashing. Remember, if the marina launched 100 boats over six hours, we can&rsquo;t pick them all up within 15 minutes (or even get them all to the docks). Once there is lightning in the area, forklift operations are shut down for 30 minutes. So make plans early to either be back at the docks prior to the storm&rsquo;s approach, or have another option in mind.</li> <li>If you are coming into the marina during a storm, the no wake rules still apply! Don&rsquo;t make a bad situation worse. Plan ahead and pay attention to make sure your boat and its passengers stay safe this summer.</li> </ul> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEEKEND FORECAST</strong></h3> <br /> Now on to more pleasant subjects &ndash; like this weekend&rsquo;s warm and sunny forecast! Looks like it&rsquo;s going to be another beautiful weekend on the lake. Hope to see you here! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-758 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-757 RHYC Members and Boaters,<br /> &nbsp; <div>Wow!!! &nbsp;After a LONG Winter&hellip;.What a FUN Memorial Weekend!!!!!!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> It was so wonderful to see all our boaters and at the marina and members around the pool enjoying the sunshine. Everyone noted the yummy aromas wafting around the Harbor from Chef Curtis&rsquo; delicious delicacies cooking on the grill and the music was everywhere around the harbor and club with the smoking hot dance tunes from Party Favor Band. Don&rsquo;t miss another minute of the fun&hellip;get on down to RHYC and join in the festivities!!!!! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <br /> <br /> Christine Rosow, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br /> Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong>HIGH TIMES AT THE HARBOR CLUB</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fe939856-dbc5-4680-be59-a726f4d3afd4.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/77017cd6-d4c4-49ea-a448-4208ca327a2e.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/10883eb6-60c4-42ad-ac2b-d6de52de44ec.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a>FUN HAD BY ALL ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND at RHYC!!!!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>YOU ASKED &amp; WE LISTENED!!! REDUCED PRICING FOR POOL AEROBICS!</strong><br /> Now $3/Class for Members and $5/Cass for Reserve Residents</p> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> <strong>POOL AEROBICS CLASSES </strong><br /> Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9AM-10AM:<br /><br /> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2b323b25-3945-4adf-9060-b55cb8da2e14.jpg" alt="" width="355" height="184" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> Pool Aerobics provide an energetic &amp; invigorating class that combines aerobic training in a comfortable and friendly workout environment with little or no stress on your joints. Stay refreshed in the pool with classes taught by Nancy Hopkinson for a summer tone-up which will run throughout the summer. Class is open to all RHYC Members and Reserve residents, so tell your friends and neighbors. Cost is $3.00 per class for RHYC Members and $5/class for non-members. We look forward to seeing you at the RHYC pool!!!!!<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>GET YOUR BOAT “READY, SET, GO!!!”</strong><br /><br /><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f2c3411f-5cd6-4947-a756-2323da999e62.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="356" align="none" /></a><br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Get your boat &ldquo;<em>READY SET GO&rdquo;</em>:</span>&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t be caught with a boat that won&rsquo;t start when you head out for the first day of FUN on the water&hellip;For only $6.00 per foot, our Marina Captains will get your boat ship-shape with our Ready, Set. Go Special which includes: <ul> <li>Complete Wash of Boat&rsquo;s exterior</li> <li>Battery Check- up and Charge</li> <li>Check oil and all fluids and replenish if needed</li> <li>Check Fuel and top-off with fuel additive if needed</li> <li>Check all instruments for proper functioning</li> <li>Check all systems for proper functioning</li> <li>Fuel, oil, fluids, &amp; other products priced separately.</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> We finish with a launch and test run on the water to ensure proper engine performance and a follow up courtesy call to let you know she is ready for fun.&nbsp; So call the marina today, at<strong> 843-235-8262</strong> to book your &ldquo;<em>READY, SET, GO</em>&rdquo; and please allow a one week lead time for scheduling.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS: FRIENDS &amp; BENEFITS REFERRAL PROGRAM</strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><br /> <strong>FRIENDS AND BENEFITS MEMBERSHIP/SLIP REFERRAL PROGRAM: </strong></div> <div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/462e7665-4bdc-421c-aa01-5d3c0c5490c7.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> Referring your friends as RHYC members has never been more FUN and have such awesome BENEFITS!!! When you refer a friend as an RHYC Member you will receive a Club account credit for $125 AND a Free Half Day Boat Rental AND your friends will also receive a $125 Club account credit AND a Free Half Day Boat Rental&hellip;WOW!!!! For you boaters who refer a friend who signs an annual lease for any boat slip, you will receive $125 Slip Rent Credit and your friend will receive also receive a $125 Slip Rent Credit&hellip;.another WOW!!!! The Fun Never Stops at RHYC so share in the BENEFITS and refer your friends today. <strong>Offer ends 6/30/2015.</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>WEEKEND WEATHER &amp; TIDES</strong><br /> <br /> Good weather expected for the weekend&hellip;continued sunny and warm with temperatures in the high 70&rsquo;s and lower 80&rsquo;s.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:</strong><br /> <br /> 29 Fri:&nbsp; 7:47AM 3.0H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:34PM 3.5H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:40AM&nbsp; 0.7L&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:45PM&nbsp; 0.3L<br /> 30 Sat:&nbsp; 8:35AM 3.1H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:19PM&nbsp; 3.6H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:30AM&nbsp; 0.5L&nbsp; 3:29PM&nbsp; 0.2H<br /> 31Sun:&nbsp; 9:22AM 3.1H&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:02PM 3.8H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:17AM 0.3L&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:12PM&nbsp; 0.0H<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>HOURS OF OPERATION:</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Marina and Ships Store</span>: </strong>Open Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pool:</span></strong> &nbsp;Pool is open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Club:</span></strong> Club is open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!!!</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-757