Morningstar Marinas Blog Feed http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/ Latest blog posts from Morningstar Marinas. en-us 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 width="480" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fe939856-dbc5-4680-be59-a726f4d3afd4.jpg" alt="" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img width="480" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/77017cd6-d4c4-49ea-a448-4208ca327a2e.jpg" alt="" 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 width="480" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/10883eb6-60c4-42ad-ac2b-d6de52de44ec.jpg" alt="" 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 width="355" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2b323b25-3945-4adf-9060-b55cb8da2e14.jpg" alt="" 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 width="480" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f2c3411f-5cd6-4947-a756-2323da999e62.jpg" alt="" 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 width="480" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/462e7665-4bdc-421c-aa01-5d3c0c5490c7.jpg" alt="" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> </div> <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-</div> <div>9PM for your poolside dining fun!!!</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-757 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-756 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.&nbsp; Although it was a holiday for most, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself, my staff, and the entire Morningstar Marinas organization to acknowledge our Military service men and women, and remind everyone to keep in their hearts all of the fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate price.&nbsp; Freedom is not free, so the next time you see one of our brave military personnel, please take a moment to thank them for protecting our freedom.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br /> 912-480-0266</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>THE WEEK IN FISHING…</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c48531fb-4a82-454b-aa50-d2c7b1a74964.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="188" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>Last week the fishing was excellent.&nbsp; Here&rsquo;s a photo of Charlie, Boss and Chad McCaskill with their big catch.<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"></a></div> <div>And here&rsquo;s Boss McCaskill, Captain Wade Robinson, and Jackson, Hunter, and Grayson Prim with their haul!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>We&rsquo;d love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>RHYTHM ON THE RIVER FEATURING “GO GET GONE”</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"></a></div> <strong>Sunday, May 31st, 2015 </strong><br /> 6:00pm to 8:00pm<br /> <br /> Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Bring the kids, chairs or a blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission is FREE! Mary Ross Park is at Gloucester and Bay Street, in Historic Downtown Brunswick.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA SPECIAL: 10 CENTS OFF FUEL!</strong></h3> &nbsp; &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/98dfc4e7-1bfc-4994-97c5-9c3ba9e535bf.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> This<strong> Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the 29-31<sup>st</sup> of May</strong>, we will be offering $0.10 off per gallon of fuel to all of our customers who mention to our Dockmaster that they saw the discount in this e-blast. It pays to read our e-mails!<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>NEW AND IMPROVED WI-FI SERVICE WITH COMCAST</strong>!</h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4933fdc5-85aa-46dd-9585-ca2a38b64f4d.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"></a></div> This past week the Marina switched to Comcast as our WiFi service provider. This should allow for better, faster, uninterrupted service for all of our Marina members.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>80% RULE</strong></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5a86d4f3-1ceb-4b6b-bf31-56122a251bbe.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="263" align="none" /></a> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"></a></div> <br /> In an effort to make sure all vessels are stored safely in our dry storage area, we ask that everyone adhere to the 80% rule.&nbsp; This rule simply states to never fill your vessel&rsquo;s fuel tanks beyond 80% capacity before having it put back up in its bunk.&nbsp; Gasoline is subject to expansion, and if you fill your tank completely full prior to going back up in the dry storage racks, you run the risk of having the fuel expand and overflow onto the vessels below it.&nbsp; Any and all fuel overflow cleanup and vessel repair will be at the offending vessel owner&rsquo;s expense.&nbsp; The best way to avoid this issue all together is to fuel your vessel after it has been launched, not prior to its return to its bunk.&nbsp; If you must fuel your vessel prior to its return to its bunk, please be mindful of the 80% rule.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>ONE HOUR PARKING SPACES</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"></a></div> As most of you know, the parking lot at Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles can be quite tight on busy days. We would like to remind everyone the &ldquo;One Hour&rdquo; parking spaces on the far left side of the parking lot are designated as one hour parking spaces for a reason.&nbsp; We ask that everyone be respectful of these parking spaces. If no other spaces are available, there is an extensive overflow lot which runs along the length of the marsh, across from the Waterfront Condos.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEATHER IN GOLDEN ISLES</strong></h3> <br /> The weather on Friday will be warm, with a chance thunderstorm in spots and a clear night, with a high of 84 degrees and a low of 68 degrees. Saturday will be partly sunny, again with a chance of a thunderstorm in spots, and a clear night, with a high of 86 degrees and a low of 70 degrees. Sunday will be partly sunny, with just a passing shower, and a mostly clear night; there will be a high of 87 degrees and a low of 72 degrees.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEEKEND TIDES</strong></h3> <br /> 05/29&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:17 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.4 &nbsp;H<br /> 05/29&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;12:36 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.5 &nbsp;L<br /> 05/29&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;06:57 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.1 H<br /> 05/30&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:20 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.7 L<br /> 05/30&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:06 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.4 H<br /> 05/30&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:21 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.3 L<br /> 05/30&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:43 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.3 H<br /> 05/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:07 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;0.5 L<br /> 05/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:53 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.5 H<br /> 05/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:06 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.1 L<br /> 05/31&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:26 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.6 H News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-756 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-755 <br /> <div><br /> Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br /> <br /> &nbsp;If you didn&rsquo;t make it out to Lake Gaston this past weekend, you missed a perfect weather weekend!&nbsp; This weekend should be just as nice.&nbsp; Remember, if we can do anything to make your boating experience any better, just let us know.&nbsp; We are now in full swing and open 7 days a week, from 8:30am-6:00pm.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br /> 252-586-4661</div> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Lake Clean Up Day</strong><br /> <br /> Lake clean-up day is Saturday May 30<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; This is a reminder that &ldquo;Take Pride in Lake Gaston&rdquo; Lake clean-up day is only a few days away.&nbsp; This is a lake wide event, and the goal is to get our beautiful Lake Gaston ready for the summer season.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;There will be a dumpster on site with volunteers from 9am-3pm to assist you if needed.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><br /> <strong><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></strong></div> <br /> <strong>The Pointe Restaurant</strong><br /> <br /> The Pointe Restaurant has some great music lined up for this weekend!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>May 28th</strong>-&nbsp; Chickweed<br /> <strong>May 29th</strong>- Chasin Crazy<br /> <strong>May 30th</strong>-&nbsp; Emily Minor<br /> <strong>May 31st-</strong> Steve Owens and the Summer Time Band<br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> The weather for this weekend is forecasted to be in the mid-80s, with a 10-20% chance of rain.&nbsp; We look forward to seeing you this weekend!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-755 Memorial Day Luau http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-754 Thank you for all of you that joined us at our Luau! We had a wonderful time celebrating the start of the season with some tropical fun! Many thanks Gilbert for cooking!!! Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Memorial-Day-Luau-754 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-752 <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4f3e128b-9868-4518-897a-7f201c3a203b.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="280" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; Dear Skipper&rsquo;s Landing Boaters,<br /> <br /> Aloha!<br /> <br /> Come join us on Saturday the 23rd at 4:00 pm for our Memorial Day Luau. We will have leis, grass skirts, and Hawaiian music. Roasted pork, coleslaw, baked beans, as well as fresh fruit and other goodies will be served. Celebrate the tropics with this beginning of season bash.<br /> <br /> In addition to the Luau, we have some other events planned for the season. Bring dad to the marina on Father&rsquo;s Day for Donuts with Dad. On Independence Day, we will have a holiday cook-out for you and your guests.<br /> <br /> Miss your 80s big hair and mullets? Dress-up with the Morningstar crew and blast back to the decade of big hair. On July 18th at 4:00 pm, rock out with us as we celebrate 80s. DJ Julius will spin some righteous tunes. Food and refreshments will be served as well.&nbsp; All events are complementary. More events to come!<br /> <br /> Please read below to learn about upcoming events, specials, and our annual photo contest.<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Hope to see you this weekend!</em></strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing<br /> 704-528-3328<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS </strong></h3> &nbsp; <h3><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4f3e128b-9868-4518-897a-7f201c3a203b.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="175" align="none" /></a></h3> <br /> <strong>Memorial Day Weekend Luau</strong><br /> Saturday, May 23rd at 4:00 pm<br /> <br /> Kick-off the Season with a trip to the tropics with our annual Luau. Come join us on<strong> Saturday the 23rd at 4:00 pm</strong> for our Memorial Day Luau. We will have leis, grass skirts, and Hawaiian music. Roasted pork, coleslaw, baked beans, as well as fresh fruit and other goodies will be served. Celebrate the tropics with this beginning of season bash.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/cbf5aff5-0266-4d55-93cb-e63ca64f66a8.jpg" alt="" width="275" height="183" align="none" /></a></div> <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 /> &nbsp; <div><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ffdea6cd-4e2a-4631-8fab-83b002977a43.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <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. <div><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="https://us8.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/neapolitan?id=1150325" 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> <strong>Rock out to the 80s Party</strong><br /> &nbsp;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 /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA SPECIALS</strong></h3> <div><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/17ef3834-5dc8-4792-bf86-072f2bd58776.jpg" alt="" width="247" height="204" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <strong>Dock Line Special</strong><br /> &nbsp; <div>Don’t forget about our dock line special! Pre-order your dock lines and <strong>receive 25% off </strong>of the retail price.Call<strong> 704-528-3328</strong> or email <strong>skippers@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>&nbsp;by May 31st to take advantage of this great deal. Please remember a minimum of two dock lines will be required on your boat as of June 1st.</div> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><strong>Marine Mechanical Services</strong><br /> <br /> Take advantage of our discounted labor rate for marine service. Our rate is $ 85.00 per hour. Grant has over 20 years of experience in working on O/Is, Inboards, Outboards. He also is adept at electrical, electronic installation, and much more. Call <strong>704-528-3328</strong> today to schedule your work.</div> <div> <h3><strong>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9beed457-6959-41d3-b828-e3daad45e6f2.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="466" align="none" /></a></div> Skipper’s will be holding our annual photo contest. Please submit your photos for the following categories: Wakeboarding, Selfies, Sunsets, and Pets on Lake Norman.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Send your photos via email to Heather at <strong>skippers@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>and we will post them on Facebook. The Morningstar Member with the most ‘Likes’ your photo on the Skipper’s Landing Facebook and win one of the following prizes: Exterior wash and wax, basic winterization, &frac12; month free rent or a tube. <strong>Contest deadline August 1st, 2015</strong>. Likes can be posted until <strong>September 6th</strong>. Results will be presented on Labor Day. Also, we love to put your photo on display in future e-blasts.</div> <h3><br /> <strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> It looks the weather is going to cooperate, and that it will be an absolutely gorgeous boating weekend!&nbsp; From Friday through Monday the sun will be shining at the marina!<br /> <br /> Friday, sunny and 84 degrees, Saturday some clouds in the morning but sunny skies with a high of 84 degrees. Similarly on Sunday some morning clouds with a high of 89 degrees and on Memorial day the sunniest day of them all, it will be a beautiful day at a high of 92 degrees.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morningstar-Marina-at-Skippers-Landing/121823731164735?fref=ts" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e0bfe0cf-0b06-49a5-a852-953be1f5d649.jpg" alt="" width="25" height="25" align="none" /></a> Want the most up-to-date information about the place your boat calls home? Then be sure to like us on </em></strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morningstar-Marina-at-Skippers-Landing/121823731164735?fref=ts" target="_blank"><em>Facebook!&nbsp;</em></a> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-752 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-751 <p>Golden Isles Boaters,<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s hard to believe Memorial Day Weekend is already upon us, but after the odd weather we had earlier this year, I think we are all ready to kick off the main part of our boating season. Needless to say, we are extremely excited to see what this year&rsquo;s boating season has in store for all of us. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> On behalf of myself and the entire Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles staff, we want to thank you for being a part of our extended family, and let you know that we are here to make your boating life as easy as possible, so please do not hesitate to let us know how we may be of assistance.<br /> <br /> Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br /> 912-480-0266</p> <h3><br /> <strong>BEAUTIFUL WEATHER MEANS GREAT FISHING…</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eecdae89-6f95-4ddf-957e-2db2ff1998ea.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="285" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> Looks like one of our charter captains had a good day! Here&rsquo;s Mark Noble&rsquo;s haul from<strong> Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2015</strong>. Sea Trout and Red Drum are running in the area right now.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> What have you been catching in the waters of the Golden Isles? We&rsquo;d love to hear from you, and put your photos on display in future e-blasts. Email us at <strong>goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>to submit photos or information about your daily catch!<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF ALL FALLEN VETERANS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" 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> <br /> Our Memorial Day Ceremony will be held <strong>Monday May 25, 2015</strong> at <strong>10:30am</strong> at the War Memorial near the Historic Glynn County Courthouse - 701 G Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. This event has been held for decades here in the Golden Isles and is sponsored by the Veteran&rsquo;s Council of the Golden Isles. Everyone, especially all Veterans, are encouraged and welcome to attend the event. The ceremony will be led by the Marine Corps Color Guard from Marine Corps Barracks, Kings Bay, GA. There will be representatives from 13 Golden Isles Veterans groups marking the occasion with the solemn placing of the wreaths with salute. Sergeant Major Marc Chabot, United States Marine Corps, is the 2015 Invited Guest of Honor. Sergeant Major Chabot is a Distinguished War Veteran and will represent all Veterans and the Marine Corps as well as speaking at the ceremony. We will also be honoring the Veteran&rsquo;s Council Patriot of the Year during the event, emphasizing both the Civilian as well as the Military Service accomplishments of a local individual. The 2015 Veteran&rsquo;s Council Patriot of the Year is William F. (Bill) Ramsaur of Saint Simons Island, Georgia, a Navy Veteran.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK&nbsp;&ndash; U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/462f7ec3-a36c-4da1-b780-6af9d8a346a9.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <strong>Saturday May 16th</strong> through <strong>Friday May 22nd</strong> is National Safe Boating Week.<br /> U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 St Simons Island/Brunswick along with Coast Guard Station Brunswick and other local officials will be holding several public participation events all week to celebrate. On<strong> Friday May 22nd</strong> from <strong>3PM</strong> to <strong>6PM</strong>, USCGAUX Flotilla 10-10 will have an Aux crew at Morningstar Marinas pavilion for free vessel safety checks.<br /> <br /> With a successful vessel safety check, your boat will immediately receive a safe boater decal for the year that will let on-the-water law enforcement know you are in compliance, typically eliminating a boarding. Most insurance companies will offer you a boat insurance discount as well. For all events and other USCGAUX Flotilla 101-10 information see:<a href="http://www.cgauxssi.us/" target="_blank"> www.cgauxssi.us</a>&nbsp; and remember to buckle up for boating safety.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>THE SWIMMING POOL IS OPEN!</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d26ccfc6-9eb3-4546-b2ea-2f332ec04b73.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> The Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles swimming pool is open for all of our customers to enjoy.&nbsp; In an effort to maintain the exclusive use of this amenity for our Morningstar Customers and their family and friends, it will be imperative for at least one person in your party have a Morningstar Marinas wrist band.&nbsp; Complimentary wrist bands can be obtained from the Business Office located in unit #206.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>FREE 10LB. BAG OF ICE</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/golden-isles" 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> Keep everyone cool and hydrated this holiday weekend. Please feel free to stop by the Dock Office for your complimentary 10lb. bag of ice <strong>Friday, May 22nd - Monday, May 25t</strong>h. (One bag per boat.)<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA HOURS OF OPERATION</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> Our Marinas Business Office is open<strong> Monday &ndash; Saturday, 8:30 AM &ndash; 5:30 PM</strong>, and <strong>Sunday 12:30 PM &ndash; 5:30 PM</strong>.<br /> <br /> The Dock Office is open daily <strong>7 AM &ndash; 7 PM</strong>.<br /> <br /> Rack Storage is open daily <strong>7:30 AM &ndash; 5 PM</strong>.<br /> <br /><br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>THE WEATHER AND TIDES FOR THE GOLDEN ISLES</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> This weekend&rsquo;s weather promises lots of sunshine with just a bit of rain.<br /> <br /> Friday (05/22): slight possibility of a morning or afternoon shower, with a <strong>high of 86</strong> degrees and a <strong>low of 70</strong> degrees, with a nice clear night.<br /> <br /> Saturday (05/23): will be partly sunny with a passing shower or two, with a <strong>high of 84</strong> degrees and a <strong>low of 72</strong> degrees, and a partly cloudy night.<br /> <br /> <strong>Sunday 5/24: </strong>partly sunny, with a <strong>high of 84</strong> degrees, possibly a shower. The evening will be much the same, with the <strong>low of 72</strong> degrees.<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Memorial Day Monday</em> 5/25</strong>:&nbsp; the weather will have intervals of clouds and sun, with a <strong>high of 86</strong> degrees and a <strong>low of 73</strong> degrees.<br /> <br /> <strong><em>*Tide times are accurate for Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles</em></strong><br /> <br /> 05/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:59 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.2 L<br /> 05/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:06 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.4 H<br /> 05/22&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:09 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.5 L<br /> 05/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:28 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7.2 H<br /> 05/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:44 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.6 L<br /> 05/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01:59 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.3 H<br /> 05/23&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:56 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.9 L<br /> 05/24&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:08 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.9 H<br /> 05/24&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:30 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.8 L<br /> 05/24&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:51 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.2 H<br /> 05/24&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:48 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.2 L<br /> <br /> <strong>Memorial Day Tides</strong><br /> <br /> 05/25&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:58 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.6 H<br /> 05/25&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:18 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.9 L<br /> 05/25&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:41 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6.3 H<br /> 05/25&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:45 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.3 L <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-751 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-750 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,</div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching us, please help us make this a safe and fun weekend for everyone! Check to make sure you have all your safety items on board your boat, the DNR will be checking. Please remember to call and give us a one hour notice so we can have your boat launched and ready when you arrive. Please make sure your dogs are leashed. Lastly, we have over 200 boats in dry storage; we don&rsquo;t have wet dockage to accommodate all of these boats. Wet dockage is meant for people leaving before we are open and coming back after we have closed. We ask that everyone who comes back while the marina is open to allow us to pull their boat. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!<br /> <br /> Ron Thomas, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br /> 912-434-1005</div> <h3><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/30a684b0-8962-482c-8000-87d44c392202.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> This past weekend, we had Freedom Boat Club Members stop here as part of their route for Run For the Wall. Run for the Wall is a 10-day motorcycle ride from Ontario, CA to Washington, D.C starting on May 13<sup>th</sup> and ending on May 22<sup>nd</sup> this year. Participants meet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to place a plaque at the apex in order to honor men and women who are still unaccounted for from all wars. These particular riders are going to Washington stopping at all the Freedom Boat Club sites on the east coast. We wish them a safe journey during this ride! <div><br /> <em>We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts.<br /> Email us at <strong>bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>to submit any photos with your name</em></div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5837c0d7-3fc3-4f97-9a55-bf071e5c96a8.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="229" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><strong>Memorial Day Weekend</strong><br /> Friday, May 22nd - Monday, May 25th<br /> <br /> Memorial Day Weekend is one of the best holidays of the year to be at the marina! We look forward to seeing all of you for a great weekend! Please stop by the ship store to enjoy your complimentary 10lb bag of ice on Memorial Day (Monday)!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/462f7ec3-a36c-4da1-b780-6af9d8a346a9.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> <div><strong>USCG Free Vessel Safety Checks</strong><br /> Saturday, May 30, 2015<br /> <br /> Stop by the marina on Saturday May 30<sup>th</sup> for a FREE safety check by the United States Coast Guard.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>MARINA NEWS &amp; TIPS</strong></h3> <br /> <strong>New Hours</strong><br /> Starting Memorial Day Weekend, we will be extending our hours to 8am-6pm during the week and 8am-7pm on weekends.<br /> &nbsp;<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>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 /> <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>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> This holiday weekend is shaping up to be a great one! We&rsquo;re expecting sunny weather with highs in the mid-80s. Come down to the marina to enjoy this stunning weather!<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-750 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-749 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We enjoyed the first weekend of beautiful weather around the pool and at the Marina&hellip;Great to see everyone out on the water or land-lubbing, just enjoying the sunshine!!!!&nbsp; Remember to use our call-ahead concierge launch service at the Marina no sooner than 2 hours prior to launch&hellip;this way we will have courtesy slips in the harbor open for all our boaters. This coming Memorial Day Weekend is our Season kick-off Party by the pool, so we will be looking for you at RHYC.&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 /> <br /> &nbsp; <strong>LAST WEEKEND AT RHYC</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1e76aa5e-3afd-40d7-8cb1-743d6fc0b903.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="285" align="none" /></a></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </a><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a048814d-69f2-40a3-a6f4-21b3de19972c.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="285" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> Check out all the members enjoying the sunshine at the pool&hellip;fun and frolic in the water and poolside bathing beauties!!!!<br /> &nbsp; <div><em>&nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <strong>reserveharbor@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>to submit any photos with your name</em></div> <br /> <br /> <strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/dd3c7ac9-da15-4684-8123-f87519095070.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="237" align="none" /></a></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>MEMORIAL DAY POOL PARTY</strong></span><br /> Sunday, May 24<sup>th</sup> from 3PM to 7PM<br /> <br /> Kick off the summer season around the pool at RHYC and dance to the tunes of <em>Party Favor Band.</em>&nbsp; From 5PM to 7PM, enjoy Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwiches, Burgers and Hot Dogs on the Grill, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Mixed Garden Salad, Fruit Cobbler and all-you-can-eat Fruity Ice Pops. Adults: $16.95 Kids Ages 4-10: $7.95 Kids Ages 4 and under: Free!!! Reservations required by Friday, May 22 by calling 843-235-6949.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4ed695b4-5f9b-4e10-b09a-4e48d74e0b0a.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="189" align="none" /></a></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>POOL AEROBICS Classes</strong></span><br /> Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9AM-10AM<br /> <br /> Pool Aerobics provide an energetic &amp; invigorating class that combines aerobic training in a comfortable s 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, so tell your friends and neighbors.&nbsp; Cost is $5.00 per class &amp; we look forward to seeing you at the RHYC pool!!!!!<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>WEATHER &amp; TIDES</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The weather for the Holiday Weekend couldn&rsquo;t be better.&nbsp; The weather folks are calling for dry and SUNNY days with temperatures in the high 70&rsquo;s and low 80&rsquo;s so c&rsquo;mon out and have some fun at RHYC!!!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>WEEKEND TIDES AT THOROUGHFARE CREEK:</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>22nd Fri:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; 2:03AM 3.8H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:40PM 3.1H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;9:16AM&nbsp; 0.1L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:18PM&nbsp; 0.3L<br /> <strong>23rd Sat:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; 2:50AM 3.6H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:30PM 3.0H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:03AM&nbsp; 0.3L &nbsp; 10:08PM 0.6L<br /> <strong>24th Sun:&nbsp;</strong> 3:37AM 3.4H&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:22PM 3.0H&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 10:51AM&nbsp; 0.L5&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:00PM &nbsp;0.8L<br /> <strong>25th Mon:</strong>&nbsp; 4:25AM 3.2H &nbsp;&nbsp; 5:14PM 3.0H &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:38AM 0.6L &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:56AM &nbsp;0.9L<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Marina and Ships Store: </strong>Open Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /> <br /> <strong>Pool: </strong>&nbsp;Pool is open daily 9AM - Sunset<br /> <br /> <strong>Club:&nbsp; </strong>Club is open daily from 11AM-9PM for your poolside dining fun!!!<br /> <br />&nbsp; <br /></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-749 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-748 Lakefront Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Welcome back to Lakefront!&nbsp; Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and the boating season has just begun.&nbsp; We have a lot planned for this summer at Lakefront, and we hope you’ll join us and enjoy all we have to offer.&nbsp; We will be sponsoring events, educational presentations, boat inspections, cruises and more.&nbsp; Our intent is to keep you posted regularly on what is happening at Lakefront.&nbsp; Thanks for trusting Lakefront with all your boating needs.<br /> <br /> <br /> Kevin Asher, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Lakefront<br /> 419-734-5576<br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MOTHER’S DAY AT THE MARINA</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1ec65d05-207d-4c4e-9788-64dfbfda6e64.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="420" align="none" /></a></div> We handed out a lot of potted plants Mother&rsquo;s Day Weekend to a number of you.&nbsp; You may notice that we have planted what was left over around the marina in pots and throughout the landscaping.&nbsp; Our gas dock girls have mulched all of our flower beds and the marina looks great.&nbsp; Thanks to Janice Sibbersen for jumping in with the girls and making the landscaping look great.&nbsp; We encourage all of you to bring in pots and plant flowers near your docks. &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> &nbsp; <h3><strong>LYC BLESSING OF THE FLEET</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/af5b501e-1ea9-4f40-b384-fcf579725ae5.jpg" alt="" width="340" height="332" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> The Lakefront Yacht Club held its Blessing of the Fleet this past Saturday on our new deck at the beginning of the 400 docks.&nbsp; Father John from Immaculate Conception church did the honors.&nbsp; Father blessed all your boats, the marina, and our new deck, which is available for all to use.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>SEND US YOUR PHOTOS AT THE MARINA!</strong></h3> <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; <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <br /> <strong>Night at the Races</strong><br /> Saturday, May 23rd at 5pm <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/aff77e87-7a3d-4048-b8c9-361ed4c99ce2.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="497" align="none" /></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ef3e13d3-fbb5-440e-b648-47e67f467ec2.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="232" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Our annual Lakefront Night at the Races is <strong>Saturday, May 23</strong>. Happy hour will begin at <strong>5 PM</strong> (maybe<strong> </strong>4 PM…probably 2 PM). Dinner will be served at<strong> 6 PM</strong>, consisting of pulled pork, macaroni salad, baked potatoes and green beans. Mint juleps will be available for the courageous. Racing begins at <strong>7 PM</strong>. You can purchase horses in the front office for $5. We use your horses&rsquo; names to announce the races, and you get your picture taken if you win. $2 can be placed on each race including perfectas, trifectas and daily doubles.&nbsp; Dress accordingly, especially in Kentucky Derby hats. All festivities will be in the game room.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Memorial Day</strong><br /> Monday, May 25th<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4bd2fa95-2659-4d5f-909b-6674112b7642.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="283" align="none" /></a></div> On <strong>Monday, May 25</strong>, the Lakefront Yacht Club will be raising the flag at the marina at<strong> 9 AM</strong>. Join us to commemorate all that have given for our freedoms.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Middle Bass Island Cruise</strong><br /> Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th<br /> <br /> Sign up for the yacht club&rsquo;s first cruise of the season to Middle Bass Island <strong>June 6th and 7th</strong> in the front office. Once you’ve signed up, call the Middle Bass office at <strong>419-285-0311</strong> to confirm your dock. Tell them you are with Lakefront Yacht Club. Food will include Caribbean jerk chicken and quinoa, mango and black bean salad. Call fleet captain Jon Lamb with questions,<strong> 419-707-2224</strong>, Dock 360.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>MARINA IMPROVEMENTS</strong></h3> <div>&nbsp;</div> We have a number of improvements at the marina that you may have noticed already.&nbsp; Deb Herr has repainted, re-matted, re-chaired, re-shower curtained, and re-decorated our women&rsquo;s and men&rsquo;s restrooms.&nbsp; We know you will like the new bright colors.&nbsp; She has done the same with the laundry room and the restrooms there.&nbsp; Let her know what you think.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The game room has been upgraded with more carpeting, new tables (thank you yacht club), an expanded kids&rsquo; TV and movie area, a new big screen TV set up with Wii, and more.&nbsp; We will begin family movie nights in the game room shortly.&nbsp; On rainy days, when you get tired of looking at each other and the kids on the boat, come enjoy the game room and the fitness center.<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/lakefront" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a7b2f84e-df74-4aeb-a68d-75cef10e5453.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="420" align="none" /></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The new 41 X 48 deck is completed at the beginning of the 400 docks.&nbsp; The deck is available for all to use in the marina.&nbsp; We will be adding extra features to the deck as we go.&nbsp; We will have docking available for dingys, jet boats, and jet skis around the deck soon.&nbsp; We will have a special feature, courtesy of Mike Beam in the middle of the deck.&nbsp; We know you will enjoy the space.&nbsp; Please, no fishing off the deck, and please shut the umbrellas after use.</div> <h3><strong>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> Memorial Day Weekend: Low to mid 70&rsquo;s. Light winds. Sunday PM showers. It must be Lakefront because it is perfect. News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-748 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-747 <p>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We hope you are ready for an exciting holiday weekend on beautiful Lake Gaston! The weather is forecasted to be great all weekend. We have completed many projects around the marina during the off-season, including an overhaul of the fork life and concrete repair to ensure you have a great boating experience. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!<br /> <br /> Bobbi Hickman, Office Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br /> 252-586-4661<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>2014 SUMMER STAFF</strong></h3> <br /> This season Richard Bracey, Patrick Adams, Chris Bellinger, Chris Rosati and myself are all back, and we have added Zach Long, Paul Thompson and Hank Pelfrey to the summer staff. Remember we are here to make your boating experience as smooth as possible, so if there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to ask.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/eaton-ferry" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/bbbe0899-be34-40e1-a6ee-a81e5e5a60cc.jpg" alt="" width="513" height="98" align="none" /></a></div> The Pointe Restaurant will have the following bands for the holiday weekend:<br /> <br /> <strong>Friday night 5/22: </strong>The Switch<br /> <br /> <strong>Saturday night 5/23:&nbsp;</strong> Blue Monday<br /> <br /> <strong>Sunday afternoon 5/24:&nbsp;</strong> Steve Owens and the Summertime Band<br /> &nbsp; <h3><br /> <strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> This weekend is looking great! Mostly sunny with the highs in the 80s. Should be a great Memorial Holiday! <div><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>NEW SUMMER HOURS</strong></h3> <div><br /> This<strong> Saturday, May 23</strong>, marks the beginning of our summer hours. We will now be open everyday<strong> 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m</strong><br /> <br /> .</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-747 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-746 <p>Kings Point Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> At long last, Memorial Day Weekend is here!&nbsp; We have been working diligently to get the property up to speed from the winter months, and the flowers seem to be thriving! We hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy the new fuel dock, and the supplies available to you from there.&nbsp; It sure was a nice finishing touch to the block improvement project on the launch and return docks. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> It looks like we will have a functional men&rsquo;s room for the Memorial Day Weekend, which is great news for us all.<br /> As you are lugging supplies to and from your vehicle this long weekend, please make sure to hitch a ride on our new golf cart (and see below for details on the contest to give it a new name).<br /> <br /> Along with all of the Kings Point team, I want to wish everyone a safe boating weekend filled with lots of fun and lasting memories.<br /> <br /> As always, we are here to be of service and we appreciate your patronage!<br /> <br /> Chris Higgs, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point<br /> 704-892-3223</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8c6998f4-1bc0-499c-a80a-e4622a64645d.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Memorial Day Cookout/Customer Appreciation Barbeque &ndash; </strong><br /> <strong>Saturday May 23&nbsp; 12-3 pm</strong><br /> <br /> We hope to see you at our Customer Appreciation Barbeque this weekend! The Peninsula Yacht Club is catering this year, so the food promises to be top-notch. Stop by the Clubhouse on Saturday between 12 and 3 pm for a great lunch and great company.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>SEND US YOUR MEMORIAL DAY PHOTOS!</strong></h3> <br /> Send us your selfies! We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <strong>kingspoint@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>to submit any boating photos, along with your name and any pertinent details.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>MARINA NEWS</strong></span></h3> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div> <h3><strong>HELP US NAME OUR NEW GOLF CART</strong></h3> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0978738a-b854-4e96-94f6-22acc3be0284.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /> Help us name our new six-seater, parking-lot roaming golf cart! Submit your entries to the office or via email to kcombs@morningstarmarinas.com. Winning entry will receive a $25 gift card, good for gas or anything in the ship&rsquo;s store! Winner will be announced on June 1st.</div> <div><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> <h3><strong>TIDES/JET SKIS &amp; DOUBLE DECKER PONTOON NOW AVAILABLE TO RENT!</strong></h3> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b4b26a39-3251-46c8-ab76-3d58b6af0abd.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="133" align="none" /></a></div> <div>We have added three brand-new jet skis and a double-decker pontoon boat to our rental fleet. If you have a larger party to accommodate, the double-decker holds up to 16 people and comes complete with a water slide! For a different way to enjoy the lake, our jet skis are all Yamaha V1 Sports, and are available for full day rentals. Check out our website or call the office for more details or to make a reservation <h3><br /> <br /> <strong>MARINA UPDATES</strong></h3> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1ccae4ab-9462-4411-8eb4-ae9492df24b9.png" alt="" width="450" height="538" align="none" /></a><br /> &nbsp; <div>Work continues at a frantic pace to get our men&rsquo;s room renovation wrapped up and the facilities operational by this weekend. It will not be the finished, country-club- like product, but it should be functional. The white trailer in the parking lot will be available for use as well, as we anticipate a busy weekend!</div> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ec565f46-7979-4be3-90ed-c1f80e91f244.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="337" align="none" /></a><br /> Our new launch and return dock is up and running.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d4769f8e-af9b-4452-af3c-1940308348cd.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="253" align="none" /></a><br /> This is our new gas hut!&nbsp; It offers the convenience of being a mini ship&rsquo;s store. You can now pay for your gas at the pump, as well as pick up ice, snacks, drinks and select marine accessories on the go.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div> <h3><strong>NEW GAS GRILLS</strong>!</h3> </div> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/kings-point" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c33542b9-c932-4901-ac7b-89693de2c9c6.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" align="none" /></a><br /> Two brand-new gas grills are being delivered just in time for the Holiday weekend.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> It looks the weather is going to cooperate, and that it will be an absolutely gorgeous boating weekend!&nbsp; From Friday through Monday the sun will be shining at the marina!<br /> <br /> Friday, sunny and 84 degrees, Saturday some clouds in the morning but sunny skies with a high of 84 degrees. Similarly on Sunday some morning clouds with a high of 89 degrees and on Memorial day the sunniest day of them all, it will be a beautiful day at a high of 92 degrees. <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-746 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-745 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> It looks like all the North East winds have finally given way to calmer more desirable winds.&nbsp; Seas and weather conditions are looking great for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.&nbsp; I am looking forward to seeing everyone down here this weekend for this great weather.&nbsp; In addition to better weather, fishing has been picking up as well with people bringing in Cobia almost daily.&nbsp; Be sure to make plans for a boat trip or fishing trip this weekend.<br /> <br /> Logan Moore, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Mayport<br /> 904-246-8929</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <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/e057439c-3d0a-4884-a745-edec6b4bbec2.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div><strong>Fishing Seminar</strong><br /> Saturday, June 6TH 5pm<br /> <br /> The first Saturday of June we will be proudly hosting a fishing seminar featuring some of the best fishing captains in the area.&nbsp; Captains Jeremy Alvarez, Kirk Waltz, and Dennis Young will be talking about their fishing techniques.&nbsp; Everything from anchoring your boat to landing that monster Kingfish will be discussed during the seminar.&nbsp; All are welcome to come join us for this event, so bring your friends!&nbsp; Be sure to come hungry too, as we are looking to have a food truck here on site.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll keep you updated as details develop.</div> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3><strong>SEND US YOUR BOATING &amp; FISHING PHOTOS!</strong></h3> &nbsp;<br /> We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us at <a href="mailto:mayport@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank"><strong>mayport@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>FISHING REPORT</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2f50381b-14f2-47e9-9a3a-fcd0afe6f092.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Although the first day of summer is not until June 21, here in Northeast Florida it feels like we are already there.&nbsp; As our summer time pattern begins, get your cast nets ready!&nbsp; Seems my days start with rounding up, some type of live bait.&nbsp; Menhaden and mullet are my go to this time of year, both can be used as live bait or cut into chunks and soaked on the bottom.&nbsp; Fishing these baits correctly can produce many game fish. To locate bait keep an eye out for birds working an area, also work with friends that maybe going that day.&nbsp; After loading the live wells, now it&rsquo;s go time.&nbsp; The only question is where to go?&nbsp; If the weather permits the fishing offshore this time of year can be banner.&nbsp; Kings, cobia, and the occasional sailfish are just a few that will be caught while slow trolling.<br /> <br /> If bottom fishing is more your thing, grouper is open as of May first.&nbsp; Good luck getting a bait to a grouper, those pesky red snapper that are nearly extinct are swarming and they are hungry!&nbsp; If mother nature decides to close the ocean for the day, break out some inshore gear and go.&nbsp; The jetties and main river channel will be holding bull reds.&nbsp; Using half a blue crab or cut lady fish, pin them down in the current and hang on.&nbsp; When catching these fish always have a venting tool available and know how to use it.&nbsp; Flounder reports have been good as of lately, not huge fish, but good numbers.&nbsp; Finger mullet or mud minnows are a great live bait and Berkley Gulp swimming minnow on a jig head can be deadly on the flat fish.&nbsp; Hope everyone has a safe summer and catches the fish of a lifetime!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Captain Jeremy Alvarez&nbsp; 904-626-8403<br /> <a href="http://www.Jacksonvillefishingcharters.com" target="_blank">Jacksonvillefishingcharters.com</a> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> &nbsp; <h3><strong>SUMMER NEWS + TIPS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/90fe512b-6bf0-400d-9451-67245ebe5c18.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> With warm weather and seas here things around the marina have begun to bustle once again.&nbsp; As such we have a few reminders to reiterate for your safety and convenience.<br /> <ul> <li>We ask that you do not drive past the cones up front down into the wash rack area.&nbsp; This is our forklift operating area and is unsafe for vehicle traffic.</li> <li>If you choose to have your vessel fueled up prior to being put back into your dry storage slip, it is required that you not fill your tank(s) more than 80% full.&nbsp; With changes in temperature gas will expand and contract which can lead to gas leaking from the fuel vent.&nbsp; This can cause damage to any boats under your boat as well as create a hazardous working environment for us.&nbsp; If this rule is broken, you will be charged a Stretch and Run fee to empty some fuel from the boat and prevent any spillage.</li> <li>We ask that you call us at least 45 minutes in advance to your arrival so that we may have your vessel prepped upon your arrival.&nbsp; We don&rsquo;t want you to miss any fun in the sun!</li> <li>When you&rsquo;re filleting those big catches of yours at our Fish Cleaning Station, please do not throw them onto the beach. Instead, take the carcasses down to the end of the dock to dump them.</li> <li>When you&rsquo;re finished up for the day and tucking everything away for the vessel to go back into your slip, please be sure to fold down your antennas and/or bimini tops.</li> </ul> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp; <div> <h3><br /> <strong>SERVICES &amp; SPECIALS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/mayport" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0772179e-9a49-425e-a761-3b9faebf9544.jpg" alt="" width="448" height="432" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> We are offering $1 off per foot on any cleaning service scheduled during the remainder of May.&nbsp; This special is good for anything from just a Basic Wash all the way to a full detail.&nbsp; Also don&rsquo;t forget about our Stretch and Run service.&nbsp; With the Stretch and Run service your vessel will be pulled, put through a 15 point inspection of all systems, launched and run in the river to keep your motor in optimal condition.&nbsp; All of this is followed up with a Basic Wash to make sure your boat is sparkling before we put it away.&nbsp; For more information or to schedule a service please call or stop by our Ship&rsquo;s Store.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-745 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-744 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,</div> <p>&nbsp;<br /> We are so excited to see you all this weekend it&rsquo;s going to be a perfect weather weekend! Our hours are being extended on the weekends due to the high demand in our recent survey-we heard you loud and clear! Thank you for letting us know where we can improve and make your day on the water even better. We will have free breakfast here for you to grab to go or eat here on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Also, when you return in the afternoon we will have free ice cream for you to cool off with.<br /> <br /> <br /> Tina Minor, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s<br /> 804-725-9343</p> <h3><strong>RENTAL PROGRAM KICK OFF</strong>!</h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ffd572b2-a917-4eb8-8e8d-d129ec556a8a.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="728" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> We had a family in town visiting and they rented all of our boats all weekend. They had a wonderful time and caught tons of Croaker in Queens Creek.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>SEND US YOUR PHOTOS AT THE MARINA!</strong></h3> <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.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" 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> </div> <div><br /> <strong>Free Coast Guard Safety Checks</strong><br /> Saturday and Sunday 8:00 to 10:00 am<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Come by water or by trailer and we&rsquo;ll check your boat over for you for free!<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>OUR NEW DOCK IS COMPLETED!</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f068192b-9845-4fb3-b4cd-33508e994b69.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="379" align="none" /></a><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/327c53cd-3437-4410-b0eb-15b28afd06ed.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="379" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> We hope you are as excited about our construction on the old lane one dock. We have added almost a foot in the width for more walking space with dock carts. The pier is 6 feet longer and 18 inches taller to make high tides not a threat to our electrical anymore. To quote a customer &ldquo;you won&rsquo;t need your boots during high tide anymore.&rdquo; We also added three power pedestal down the pier to light your way as you walk to your boat.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>WELCOME OUR NEW STAFF MEMBER!</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8576de2b30" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4773fc85-9de5-4176-9bd9-74d205f7db97.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="433" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> We&rsquo;d like for you to help us welcome our new dockhand to our staff this season, Michael Dion. He is a sophomore at Mathews High School and has been around boats for most of his life. We hope you enjoy talking to him and letting him take care of your needs at the dock.<br /> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-744 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-743 <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ee60c11a-5e8a-496d-a3d1-ae25bcacf0e7.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="324" align="none" /></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Great Lakes Boaters,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> First and foremost, the team at Great Lakes Marina would like to thank our Veterans and their families for all they&rsquo;ve done and all they&rsquo;ve sacrificed.&nbsp; <strong><em>We are the Land of the Free because of your sacrifice, and we Thank You!!!</em></strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Jeff Covey, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br /> 231-759-8230</p> <h3><strong>ARMED FORCES SALMON ASSAULT</strong></h3> <br /> <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c2e7495b-98a8-40b1-8674-6f12a0eed0df.jpg" alt="" width="399" height="299" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5f955e90-08d2-4652-aa95-399872323be9.jpg" alt="" width="399" height="532" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> <strong>They said the fish weren&rsquo;t biting, but our charter captains know where to find them!!</strong></div> Last Saturday, several of our fishermen took part in the Armed Forces Salmon Assault.&nbsp; This year 124 Veterans went out with fishing captains that volunteer their time and their equipment to take our Veterans out for a morning of fishing, and then a luncheon and awards ceremony.&nbsp;&nbsp; In total 28 fishing boats participated with eight of them coming from Great Lakes Marina.&nbsp; Upon the return of the fishing boats to Muskegon Lake, they are given a Coast Guard escort through the Pere Marquette channel where many people lined the pier to honor our Veterans.&nbsp; Though the fog made it difficult for picture taking, it in no way deterred from the emotions that often overcome those that are witness to this wonderful event. <div> <h3><strong>IT’S BOATIE TIME AGAIN!!</strong></h3> </div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3bd82c73-41c9-43ff-86e1-aa0ccac4b08b.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We love to put photos of you on your boat, enjoying the water, or having fun at the marina on display in future eblasts. <strong><em>Don&rsquo;t forget our DOGGIE BOATIES too!</em></strong><br /> Email us at <a href="mailto:greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com?subject=Boatie%21" target="_blank"><strong>greatlakes@morningstarmarinas.com </strong></a>to submit any photos with your name.</div> &nbsp; <div><br /> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fff2ef3d-b4f6-4119-9dde-8bbab5eab858.png" alt="" width="560" height="304" align="none" /></a> <div><br /> <strong>Blessing of the Boats</strong><br /> Sunday, May 24th<br /> <br /> It’s time for the official kickoff to the summer with the Blessing of the Boats!! From Roger Zuidema of Lake Effect Boating:&nbsp; <em>&ldquo;Blessing of the Boats: &nbsp;Sunday, May 24 &nbsp;- Gathering of the Fleet, in South Breakwater Cove just before 1pm.&nbsp; The NOAA Boat Laurentian will ceremonial wash the lighthouse, followed by a boat parade down the channel lead by the Port City Princess.&nbsp; Once inside Muskegon Lake the Princess and Laurentian will turn south and stop.&nbsp; Boaters are asked to cruise by the Princess for the Blessing.&rdquo;</em></div> <div><strong><em>COME AND JOIN THE FUN</em></strong>!!</div> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>SUMMER HOURS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div>Our summer hours start this weekend! We can&rsquo;t wait to see you at the marina!<br /> <br /> <strong>Sunday thru Thursday:</strong> 8:00AM - 8:00PM<br /> <strong>Friday and Saturday:</strong> 8:00AM - 9:00PM</div> <div><br /> <strong><em>THE POOL IS OFFICIALLY OPEN&nbsp;</em></strong>!</div> </div> <h3><strong>VIEW 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/c2e43bee-570e-4fba-92b4-0c6516495738.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="231" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Photo thanks to Richard Nethers</div> <br /> <br /> <br /> We look forward to seeing you at the marina! We are asking everyone to <strong><em>please to slow down&nbsp;</em></strong> to 10 mph or less when driving through the marina parking lot.&nbsp; There are families with children and pets, along with a lot of marina equipment out there.&nbsp; Thank you :-) <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-743 Join Us for Memorial Weekend! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-753 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,</div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching us, please help us make this a safe and fun weekend for everyone! Check to make sure you have all your safety items on board your boat, the DNR will be checking. Please remember to call and give us a one hour notice so we can have your boat launched and ready when you arrive. Please make sure your dogs are leashed. Lastly, we have over 200 boats in dry storage; we don&rsquo;t have wet dockage to accommodate all of these boats. Wet dockage is meant for people leaving before we are open and coming back after we have closed. We ask that everyone who comes back while the marina is open to allow us to pull their boat. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!<br /> <br /> Ron Thomas, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br /> 912-434-1005</div> <h3><strong>LAST WEEK RECAP</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/30a684b0-8962-482c-8000-87d44c392202.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a></div> This past weekend, we had Freedom Boat Club Members stop here as part of their route for Run For the Wall. Run for the Wall is a 10-day motorcycle ride from Ontario, CA to Washington, D.C starting on May 13<sup>th</sup> and ending on May 22<sup>nd</sup> this year. Participants meet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to place a plaque at the apex in order to honor men and women who are still unaccounted for from all wars. These particular riders are going to Washington stopping at all the Freedom Boat Club sites on the east coast. We wish them a safe journey during this ride! <div><br /> <em>We love to put your photos on display in future eblasts.<br /> Email us at <strong>bahiableu@morningstarmarinas.com </strong>to submit any photos with your name</em></div> <h3><strong>UPCOMING EVENTS</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5837c0d7-3fc3-4f97-9a55-bf071e5c96a8.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="229" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><strong>Memorial Day Weekend</strong><br /> Friday, May 22nd - Monday, May 25th<br /> <br /> Memorial Day Weekend is one of the best holidays of the year to be at the marina! We look forward to seeing all of you for a great weekend! Please stop by the ship store to enjoy your complimentary 10lb bag of ice on Memorial Day (Monday)!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/bahia-bleu" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/462f7ec3-a36c-4da1-b780-6af9d8a346a9.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="159" align="none" /></a></div> <div><strong>USCG Free Vessel Safety Checks</strong><br /> Saturday, May 30, 2015<br /> <br /> Stop by the marina on Saturday May 30<sup>th</sup> for a FREE safety check by the United States Coast Guard.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3><strong>MARINA NEWS &amp; TIPS</strong></h3> <br /> <strong>New Hours</strong><br /> Starting Memorial Day Weekend, we will be extending our hours to 8am-6pm during the week and 8am-7pm on weekends.<br /> &nbsp;<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>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 /> <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>WEEKEND WEATHER</strong></h3> <br /> This holiday weekend is shaping up to be a great one! We&rsquo;re expecting sunny weather with highs in the mid-80s. Come down to the marina to enjoy this stunning weather!<br /> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Join-Us-for-Memorial-Weekend-753 Hull of a Tour Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Hull-of-a-Tour-Photos-742 Check out some pictures of the Hull of a Tour Freedom Ride members while they stopped at Bahia Bleu! Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Hull-of-a-Tour-Photos-742 HULL OF A TOUR: Sun and fun in St. Augustine and Savannah http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/HULL-OF-A-TOUR-Sun-and-fun-in-St.-Augustine-and-Savannah-740 <p>(Article credit: TradeOnlyToday.com by Wanda Kenton Smith) We’ve traveled some great coastal roads and waterways since my post on Friday, when we thundered out of downtown Sarasota to start Hull of a Tour&sup2;&nbsp;The Freedom Ride.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After waiting so long for the big day to finally dawn, I find myself now wishing I could slow things down and live more in every waking moment. Hard to believe we’re three days down and a third of the way through the tour. Like they say, time flies when you’re having fun -&nbsp;and our pack is having so much fun!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In St. Augustine, Fla., boaters and bikers went boating and touring, compliments of Freedom Boat Club franchise owner Lisa Almeida.</p> <p>The tour rolled into the Bahia Bleu Marina by Morningstar Marinas for a sunset dinner hosted by Brian and Tom McCarthy of Freedom Boat Club-Savannah, Ga.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Although we cruised out of town in ideal chamber of commerce conditions with a local TV cameraman catching the roar of our sweet machines, we experienced a totally different sound of thunder several hours later as we throttled upstate. Rain flirted and finally smacked us in the rump with a famous Florida gully washer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ever seen a bunch of bikers on the side of the road trying to dig out their rain gear or pull up their rain pants? If that’s not bad enough, the worst is riding in the rain and feeling that inevitable trickle begin to slip down the inside of your boots, eventually cascading, pooling and puddling around your feet. Yuck! No real complaints, though, as we only had to ride wet for about 20 minutes before returning to the sun god’s good graces. And the good news: It’s been sunny ever since!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After about 6-1/2 hours from launch, we rolled together into St. Augustine, Fla., in perfect staggered formation, no worse for the rain, and right through the historic district en route to our hotel. Dinner was at the popular Gypsy Cab Company. Twenty of us piled into a private dining room, where we renewed old friendships with loads of laughter while toasting new ones.</p> <p>Saturday was nothing short of spectacular!</p> <p><a href="http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/2015/05/hull-tour-sun-fun-st-augustine-savannah/?utm_source=trade-enewsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=textlink&amp;utm_campaign=enewsletter-051815">Read more</a></p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/HULL-OF-A-TOUR-Sun-and-fun-in-St.-Augustine-and-Savannah-740 New Online Course Helps Boats and Marinas Survive Hurricanes http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/New-Online-Course-Helps-Boats-and-Marinas-Survive-Hurricanes-738 <p><strong>New Online Course Helps Boats and Marinas Survive Hurricanes </strong></p> <p><strong><em>Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts June 1 </em></strong></p> <p><br /> ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 13, 2015 &ndash; History has proven that when hurricanes and recreational boats get together, the result isn&rsquo;t pretty. But what if every boat owner was armed with a specific plan to prepare their boat for an approaching storm? An online course, &ldquo;Hurricane Preparation for Boaters &lt;<a href="http://www.BoatUS.org/courses">http://www.BoatUS.org/courses</a>&gt; ,&rdquo; available from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the United States Power Squadrons, aims to do just that. Conveniently available online, the course is $24.95 and can be taken from a desktop, tablet or smartphone by going to BoatUS.org/courses. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;The BoatUS Marine Insurance damage avoidance program has shown there are measures that boaters can take to reduce hurricane boat damage and improve their chances with surviving a storm,&rdquo; said BoatUS Foundation Director of Education Amanda Suttles<em> P&eacute;rez.</em> &ldquo;The most important thing for boaters to remember is that early planning is key and if you wait until a storm has formed or a watch or warning has been issued, it&rsquo;s often too late to put some plans into place. This course is just the latest from us to help boaters get ahead of this timely task.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Boaters taking the course will be able to create a hurricane plan for their boat, with specific solutions for boats stored in the water such as docks, moorings, hurricane holes, canals; on high ground at the boatyard or club; or even on a trailer in your own backyard. They will learn to evaluate the storm protection provided by a marina or storage area and determine if, when and how a boat should move before a hurricane. It also shows the steps needed to take before a hurricane makes landfall and how to secure a boat for hurricane conditions, including diagrams for tying lines.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> BoatUS also offers many other hurricane planning tools at BoatUS.com/hurricanes, including downloadable, no cost hurricane preparation guides for boaters and marinas, boatyards and clubs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/New-Online-Course-Helps-Boats-and-Marinas-Survive-Hurricanes-738 Morningstar Mom’s http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Morningstar-Moms-737 <p>Flowers for our Morningstar Moms. Hope you enjoyed the day!</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Morningstar-Moms-737 Help us Name the New Golf Cart! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Help-us-Name-the-New-Golf-Cart-735 <p>Help us name our new six-seater, parking-lot roaming golf cart! Submit your entries to the office or via email to kcombs@morningstarmarinas.com. Winning entry will receive a $25 gift card, good for gas or anything in the ship’s store! Winner will be announced June 1<sup>st</sup></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Help-us-Name-the-New-Golf-Cart-735 Upcoming Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Upcoming-Events-734 <p>We have two events coming soon ot the marina: A Cobia and Kingfish Fishing Seminar seminar with Captain Dennis Young, Captain Kirk Waltz, Captain Jeremy Alvarez and a USGA Free Vessel Safety Check.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Check back soon for event dates and further details.</strong></p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Upcoming-Events-734 A Cure Triple Tail Fishing Tournement http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/A-Cure-Triple-Tail-Fishing-Tournement-733 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Fifth Annual Reelin&rsquo; In&nbsp; A Cure Triple Tail Fishing Tournament was held April 18, 2015 at Morningstar Marina at Golden Isles.&nbsp; It was a benefit tournament for the American Cancer Society. The weather wasn&rsquo;t so great, but the fishing sure was!&nbsp; Here&rsquo;s some photos and the results of the tournament.</p> <p>The tournament winners were as follows:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Top Angler:&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jim Loyed</p> <p>Top Youth Angler:&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;&nbsp; Gil Meredith</p> <p>Heaviest Tripletail:&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; Jim Loyed</p> <p>Most Tripletail Caught &amp; Released:&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; Sutton Biletzkov</p> <p>Most Tripletail Caught &amp; Released &ndash; 2nd Place:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jonathan Landers</p> <p>Heaviest Red Drum:&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; Gil Meredith</p> <p>Heaviest Sea Trout:&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;Skip Swain</p> <p>Heaviest Whiting:&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;&nbsp; Maddox Stroud</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/A-Cure-Triple-Tail-Fishing-Tournement-733 Spring Marina News! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Marina-News-736 <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> Skipper’s Landing Boaters,<br /> <br /> Spring is Here! Woohoo!! It finally stopped raining! I swear I didn&rsquo;t bring the rain with me when I came from New York, but it sure felt like I did. The staff and I are super excited to kick-off the season.<br /> <br /> As a token of appreciation, we have a gift for our Morningstar Moms. Bring Mom for a boat ride on <strong>Mothers&rsquo; Day</strong> and mom will receive a free potted plant from the Morningstar Crew.<br /> <br /> Also, be sure to put <strong>May 23<sup>rd</sup> </strong>on your calendar for our <strong>first annual Memorial Day Luau</strong>. Celebrate the official start of the season with a trip to the tropics!<br /> <br /> Lastly, below please find information on our new dock line policy and special as well as information on the Lake Norman Boat Training Event on May 9<sup>th</sup>.<br /> <br /> The weather forecast is beautiful for the weekend. Come on down and see us!<br /> <br /> <br /> Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Skipper’s Landing<br /> 704-528-3328<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> &nbsp; <h3>DOCK LINES</h3> <p><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ee93941a-9c47-42ba-a79e-52e8074da3b6.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></p> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> This weekend I worked on the docks with the crew. I thought I would try pulling boats the Skippers way without dock lines.&nbsp; After trying it, I do not want to continue this practice. &nbsp;The staff and I have decided that a minimum of two dock lines should be on each boat. Safety is the largest reason for this change. Dock lines give the boat handler much more control over the vessel. It is highly more likely that a boat will be damaged if handled without dock lines. Below is a chart showing the appropriate dock line diameter for the length of your boat.<br /> &nbsp; <table border="1" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong>Boat Length</strong></td> <td><strong>Up to 27’</strong></td> <td><strong>28’-31’</strong></td> <td><strong>32’-36’</strong></td> <td><strong>37’-45’</strong></td> <td><strong>46’-54’</strong></td> <td><strong>55’-63’</strong></td> <td><strong>64’-72’</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Dock Line Dia.</strong></td> <td>3/8”</td> <td>7/16”</td> <td>1/2”</td> <td>5/8”</td> <td>3/4”</td> <td>7/8”</td> <td>1”</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> &nbsp; <div>Click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMwXjckgiOs">here</a> for a video illustrating how to properly tie-off to a cleat.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <h3>DOCK LINE SPECIAL</h3> <br /> We will be running a special on dock lines for the month of May. <strong>Pre-order your dock lines and receive 25% off of the retail price. </strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><em>Call <strong>704-528-3328</strong> or email <a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a><br /> by May 31<sup>st</sup> to take advantage of this special.</em></div> <br /> After June 1<sup>st</sup>, any boat without dock lines will be provided lines by Morningstar, and we will charge the cost of the lines to your account.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <h3>LAKE NORMAN BOAT ACCIDENT TRAINING SCENARIO</h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> A training scenario will be held<strong> May 9 on Lake Norman at channel marker 15A beginning 8 a.m</strong>. Boaters will be asked to maintain a no wake speed and keep a safe distance while near this area.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The scenario will involve a simulated fire on a large cruise vessel, with training exercises in rescue from water, rescue from vessel, extinguishing a boat fire, and search and recovery efforts. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Power Squadron will secure the area and notify recreational boaters.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> A command post will be established at Hager’s Creek boating access area. Upon completion of the scenario, the Denver Fire Department’s planning section will draft an action plan for large vessel accident contingencies. A media briefing will be held May 8 at Queen’s Landing boat rental, beginning at 2 p.m. to outline training plans and safety goals.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Agencies involved in training exercises include N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Iredell County Sheriff’s Department, Catawba County Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Cornelius Police Department, Mooresville Police Department, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Iredell County and Lincoln County Emergency Management, as well as Lake Norman, Shepherds, Denver and Sherrill’s Ford fire departments.<br /> &nbsp; <div><em>For more information, call Wildlife Officer Sgt. Ron Robertson at 704-775-5757.</em></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Marina-News-736 Catch of the Week http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Catch-of-the-Week-732 Friday Mr. Williams and crew caught some red fish! Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Catch-of-the-Week-732 Marina Updates: Redoing our Dock! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Marina-Updates-Redoing-our-Dock-731 <p>Here are a few pictures of the barge redoing our dock.</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Marina-Updates-Redoing-our-Dock-731 RHYC May/June Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/RHYC-MayJune-Newsletter-739 <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>May Marina Specials</strong></span><br /> <br /> $1 per foot off any &ldquo;READY SET GO&rdquo; booked during the month of May 2015<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><strong>Get Your Boat “Ready, Set, Go” in May</strong><br /> <br /> 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:</div> <ul> <li>Complete Wash of Boat&rsquo;s exterior</li> <li>&nbsp;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&nbsp;</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> <div><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. So call the marina today, at 843-235-8262 to book your &ldquo;READY, SET, GO&rdquo; and please allow a one week lead time for scheduling<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Pool Aerobics Class - Classes Begin May 18th</strong></div> Monday, Wednesdays and Friday 9am - 10am<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0c1a6787-b525-4ed8-b9a2-3ee79cde85dc.jpg" alt="" width="355" height="184" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> 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 $5.00 per class for RHYC Members and $10/class for non-members. We look forward to seeing you at the RHYC pool!!!!!<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>May Book Club</strong><br /> Thursday, May 7th from 1pm - 3pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ce8b3f14-8b2e-451d-822a-b50f075a14ac.jpg" alt="" width="189" height="289" align="none" /></a></div> ME BEFORE YOU, by Jojo Moyes, is a New York Times best-selling romance novel set in a small historical town in Great Britain.<br /> <br /> <strong>RSVP:</strong> RHYCevents@yahoo.com<br /> Free for RHYC members<br /> $ 5.00 activity fee for guests <br /> <strong>Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet</strong><br /> Sunday, May 10th noon - 3pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a533093c-12b5-46a7-93dc-a7f56117e589.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="334" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <div>Treat your special Mom like a queen on her special day. Enjoy our delectable Brunch Buffet highlighted by Chef Curtis&rsquo; Seafood Creations, Breakfast Specialties, Assorted English Pastries, and many more mouth-watering delights. Adults: $16.95 Kids Ages 4-10: $7.95 Kids Ages 4 and under: Free!!! Limited Seating available reservations required. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 7th, by calling 843-235-6949.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Memorial Day Pool Party </strong><br /> Sunday, May 24th from 3pm - 7pm</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/673f44a0-b97f-4973-9517-9ee990b3134b.jpg" alt="" width="559" height="165" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /> <br /> Kick off the summer season around the pool at RHYC and dance to the tunes of Party Favor Band. From 5PM to 7PM, enjoy Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwiches, Burgers and Hot Dogs on the grill, Corn on the cob, baked beans, Potato Salad, Mixed Garden Salad, Fruit Cobbler and all-you-can-eat Fruity Ice Pops. Adults: $16.95 Kids Ages 4-10: $7.95 Kids Ages 4 and under: Free!!! Reservations required by Friday, May 22 by calling 843-235-6949<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Father’s Day Fun</strong><br /> Sunday, June 21st from 3pm - 7pm</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6bc2c623-b698-4907-9e79-9335b2a65cc9.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="341" align="none" /></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. Challenge Dad to a Corn Hole match and treat him to a fun afternoon at RHYC.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <strong>Friends and Benefits Membership/Slip Referral Program</strong><br /> <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. Offer ends 6/30/2015.<br /> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <strong>NEW HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Club &amp; Restaurant</strong><br /> Open Daily 11am to 9pm<br /> <br /> <strong>Marina and Ships Store</strong><br /> Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM<br /> Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /> <br /> <strong>Pool</strong><br /> Open Daily 9AM to Sunset<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Christine Rosow, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br /> Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/RHYC-MayJune-Newsletter-739 The New GM is Here!! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/The-New-GM-is-Here-730 <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> Skipper’s Landing Boaters,<br /> <br /> I have arrived!<br /> <br /> When I left New York it was 23 degrees and snowing. I thought to myself: &ldquo;You have made the right decision.&rdquo; My daughters, Zoe (8), and Mia (6), and I took two days to drive here. We had a lot of fun on the trip.<br /> <br /> On our first day traveling, we stayed in a hotel with an indoor pool in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the night. The kids thought it was awesome. (Even though the pool was the size of a bath tub.)<br /> On our second day, we commuted from Pittsburgh to Charlotte. The kids and I had a blast on the drive. They thought it was SO cool that we could go through mountains in a tunnel. We stopped at the New River Gorge Bridge and admired the view. It was important for me to make that stop. My dad is originally from outside of Beckley, WV; I remember visiting the bridge as a child.<br /> <br /> The past few of days on the job have been a lot of fun. I am learning the ropes. Morningstar&rsquo;s procedures are different than the procedures that I have used, but I&rsquo;ll pick it up. Plus, I have a great support staff behind me.<br /> <br /> The crew and I are looking forward to the 2015 boating season. We are planning some fun events for you. The first event is going to be a luau on Memorial Day weekend. If you have any ideas for events you would like to take place at Skippers, please share with us. We are always open to new ideas.<br /> Additionally, we are going to be running some new promotions this year. See below for a promotion on mechanic service.<br /> <br /> Please find a link to a video by Waterlust (<a href="http://www.waterlust.org/shorts#/sky-sailing/" target="_blank">click here</a>) . Waterlust creates media and products meant to get you thinking about how water affects your life. Plus, their videos are super cool! Please enjoy.<br /> Finally, if you are down at the marina please do stop in and say hi. The best part of working at a marina is the boaters. I look forward to meeting all of you.<br /> <br /> <em><strong>Here&rsquo;s to summer 2015!</strong></em><br /> <br /> <br /> Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Skipper’s Landing<br /> 704-528-3328<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> &nbsp; <h3>Service Work Special!</h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"></a></div> Our mechanic, Grant is here for any needs you have on your boat. Grant has over 20 years of experience as a marina mechanic. He specializes in inboards, outboards, and I/O&rsquo;s. Our labor rate is very competitive at $ 85.00 per hour. Have service completed on you boat by May 15<sup>th</sup>, and receive a free boat wash. Schedule your work today! Our schedule is filling up quickly.<br /> <br /> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/The-New-GM-is-Here-730 Battle of Cricket Hill Fought Here! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Battle-of-Cricket-Hill-Fought-Here-729 <h2>Cricket Hill; Revolutionary War Earthworks Hiding in Plain Sight</h2> <p><em>By Ben Swenson from abandonedcountry.com</em></p> <p>Revolutionary War earthworks&ndash;genuine ones that haven&rsquo;t been touched up or reconstructed&ndash;are hard to come by anymore. They&rsquo;ve been fending off the elements and growth for getting on two-and-a-half centuries. That&rsquo;s why it&rsquo;s so remarkable that a rural Virginia county contains the well-preserved remains of an earthen fort built by hardscrabble colonists in 1776.</p> <p dir="ltr">You have to be looking for what&rsquo;s left of the Battle of Cricket Hill. Either that or you stumble on the site scoping out a spot to store your pleasure craft. That&rsquo;s because these earthworks are now hiding in plain sight, guarding, of all things, a boatel. The fort is right where Americans left it a couple centuries back, on a handsome shoreline in Mathews County, Virginia. These old trenches escaped the bulldozer despite the centuries of development that happened around them.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.abandonedcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SAM_2095.jpg"><img src="http://www.abandonedcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SAM_2095-300x225.jpg" alt="SAM_2095" width="300" height="225" /></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="http://www.abandonedcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SAM_2097.jpg"><img src="http://www.abandonedcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SAM_2097-300x225.jpg" alt="SAM_2097" width="300" height="225" /></a></p> <p dir="ltr">In 1776, Virginia&rsquo;s last colonial governor, Lord Dunmore, took up residence with about 500 soldiers on Gwynn&rsquo;s Island, separated from Mathews&rsquo;s mainland by a narrow inlet called Milford Haven. Dunmore ordered his position there shored up with earthworks and a stockaded fort. He thought those defenses would suit while his command recuperated from widespread illnesses and he figured out what to do next.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Read more <a href="http://www.abandonedcountry.com/2013/05/27/cricket-hill-revolutionary-war-earthworks-hiding-in-plain-sight/">here</a></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Battle-of-Cricket-Hill-Fought-Here-729 Jack McGowan Fishing Seminar Tues. April 21st http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Jack-McGowan-Fishing-Seminar-Tues.-April-21st-728 <p>Jack McGowan is hosting a fishing seminar on Tues. April 21st 6:00pm on the patio at the marina. If you are a fishing beginner or a seasoned fisherman these seminars are fun and very informative. Jack has been fishing the local waters for many years and we hope to see many of our fish loving customers there. Call the office at 912-354-2283 to RSVP.</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Jack-McGowan-Fishing-Seminar-Tues.-April-21st-728 Capt. Jack McGowan’s Spring Fishing Report http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Capt.-Jack-McGowans-Spring-Fishing-Report-727 More bait means more fish! <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Conditions are warming up on the coast! We are seeing more bait beginning to push in. Some cold water sharks are still around. The first sharks to arrive and last to leave in local waters are bonnetheads. Bonnetheads are starting to show up. Seatrout which up to late have been scarce are showing up as well! Seatrout and blues can be seen crashing small bait fish! As warming continues and salinity levels are in more typical range. The bite should be heating up. Seatrout are starting to bite! Some of female seatrout are already full of roe and ready to spawn. The whiting bite has been good with most of these fish taken on shrimp or combination of shrimp and cut bait. Redfish action while not hot can still provide good action. Redfish can be found upriver, in the heads of creeks and near shell rakes in local rivers. Shell rakes close to deep water often are some of the most productive areas.</p> <p>We started this spring with a slow start. Mostly credited to a cold winter. The bite was primarily redfish and sheepshead. The sheepshead bite is slowing as more bait and other fish push in. The seatrout bite will likely continue to heat up in the coming days and weeks. Whiting although not a sizable fish is still a fun fish to go for when other species are scarce or you are simply just catching whiting. If you’re catching whiting while trout fishing its probably time to fish for whiting.</p> <p>Some local bait shrimpers are finding shrimp south of Savannah. This is typical pattern for Savannah. As conditions warm shrimp and other bait will be more abundant in local waters. For now no local shrimp but some local shop will have a supply of live shrimp.</p> <p>Fishing forecast should be on the upswing as conditions warm! Keep what you want to eat and release the rest!</p> <p>Hope this of interest and help!</p> <p>Fish On!</p> <p>Capt. Jack McGowan</p> Tips http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Capt.-Jack-McGowans-Spring-Fishing-Report-727 Catch of the Week http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Catch-of-the-Week-726 Matt Matheson and team with their catch of Sheapheads Last weekend Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Catch-of-the-Week-726 Spring Boat Show http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Boat-Show-725 <p>May 2-3 2015 Join us Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm to View Boat Demos, Giveaways, HotDogs, Bounce House, Vessel Safety Checks and more!</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Boat-Show-725 Spring Boat Show http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Boat-Show-724 May 2-3 2015 Join Morningstar at the Peninsula Yacht Club Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm to View Boat Demos, Giveaways, HotDogs, Bounce House, Vessel Safety Checks and more! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Boat-Show-724 Spring Boat Show http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Boat-Show-723 May 2-3 2015 Join Morningstar at the Peninsula Yacht Club Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm to View Boat Demos, Giveaways, HotDogs, Bounce House, Vessel Safety Checks and more! News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Spring-Boat-Show-723 April Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/April-Newsletter-721 <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>April Marina Specials</strong></span><br /> $10 Off any Boat Wash booked during the month of April 2015</div> <div><br /> <br /> <strong>Easter Sunday Brunch</strong></div> Sunday, April 5th, noon - 3pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6e050938-aaec-42dd-9021-d5af531e63d1.jpg" alt="" width="501" height="255" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> Celebrate Easter Sunday with a delicious Brunch Buffet at RHYC. Offerings to include Classic Eggs Benedict, Apple Glazed Pork Loin, Southern Country Ham, Smoked Salmon with Mini Bagels and Cream Cheese, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs, Steakhouse Skillet Fried Potatoes, French Toast Casserole, Quiche, Cheese Grits Assorted sweet Breakfast Pastries and more. Adults: $16.95 Children 10 and under $7.25. Please RSVP to the Club by Friday, April 3rd at 843-235-6949<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>April Mid-Month Dinner Party</strong><br /> Friday, April 10th at 6pm<br /> <br /> For your dining pleasure, RHYC is featuring a sumptuous three-course dinner. The dinner is priced at $22.95 per person and Chef Curtis&rsquo; Menu for the evening includes:<br /> <br /> <strong>First Course: Choice of either:</strong><br /> Fresh Chop Salad with Black Olives and Tomato<br /> or<br /> Small bowl of Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Crouton<br /> <br /> <strong>Entree Course: Choice of either:</strong><br /> Oven Baked Grouper Filet topped with a Creamy Crab and Scallop Sauce<br /> or<br /> Slow Roasted Moroccan Chicken Breast<br /> <br /> <strong>Side Items: </strong>Saut&eacute;ed Garlic and Cumin Fresh Green Beans<br /> and Mediterranean Couscous<br /> <br /> <strong>Dessert Course: </strong>Raspberry Sorbet with Chambord and Amaretti Cookie<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div><em>Reservations are limited and required, no later than <strong>Wednesday, April 8th</strong>.<br /> Please call <strong>843-235-6949 </strong>to make your reservation.</em></div> <strong>Marina Member Appreciation Day</strong><br /> Saturday, May 2nd 1pm- 3pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2aa70ded-4562-4356-bb08-710bdae913ef.jpg" alt="" width="448" height="304" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> Come and join us at RHYC marina and enjoy Free Hot Dogs, Chili, Cheese, Onions, Chips and Bottled Water while you get a Free Boat Inspection and Safety Check Up by our own Coast Guard Auxiliary. Our Marina captains will be on hand for safe boating tips and provide ideas on how to get the best care for your boat for optimal performance and enjoyment.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet</strong><br /> Sunday, May 10th noon - 3pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a533093c-12b5-46a7-93dc-a7f56117e589.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="334" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <div>Treat your special Mom like a queen on her special day. Enjoy our delectable Brunch Buffet highlighted by Chef Curtis&rsquo; Seafood Creations, Breakfast Specialties, Assorted English Pastries, and many more mouth-watering delights. Adults: $16.95 Kids Ages 4-10: $7.95 Kids Ages 4 and under: Free!!! Limited Seating available reservations required. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 7th, by calling 843-235-6949.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><br /> <strong>Memorial Day Pool Party</strong><br /> Sunday, May 24th 3pm - 7pm</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9ae85252-c49b-47ea-b270-1791d8048169.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Kick off the summer season around the pool at RHYC and dance to the tunes of Party Favor Band. From 5PM to 7PM, enjoy Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwiches, Burgers and Hot Dogs on the grill, Corn on the cob, baked beans, Potato Salad, Mixed Garden Salad, Fruit Cobbler and all-you-can-eat Fruity Ice Pops. Adults: $16.95 Kids Ages 4-10: $7.95 Kids Ages 4 and under: Free!!!</div> <div><strong>Reservations required by Thursday, May 21 by calling 843-235-6949.</strong></div> <strong>Friends and Benefits Membership/Slip Referral Program</strong><br /> <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. Offer ends 6/30/2015.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>RHYC Book Club</strong><br /> Thursday, April 9th 1pm - 3pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/203698c9-5f5f-4395-b3b9-76caff3c89fe.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="249" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp; <div>QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile- contemporary Southern fiction Oprah Winfrey recently purchased the book rights to &ldquo;Queen Sugar&rdquo; and is working on a drama series for OWN network set to debut later this year.<br /> <br /> <strong>RSVP: </strong>RHYCevents@yahoo.com $5.00 activity fee for guests, Free for RHYC Members</div> <strong>NEW HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Club</strong><br /> Thursday - Saturday noon - 9 PM<br /> Sunday: noon - 8 PM.<br /> <br /> <strong>Marina and Ships Store</strong><br /> Monday-Thursday 9AM- 5PM<br /> Friday &ndash;Sunday 9AM-6PM<br /> <br /> <strong>Pool</strong><br /> Monday-Wednesday 9AM-5PM,<br /> Thursday-Sunday 9AM-Sunset.<br /> <br /> <br /> Christine Rosow, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br /> Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949 News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/April-Newsletter-721 Check Your Boat Fire Extinguishers! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Check-Your-Boat-Fire-Extinguishers-720 <p><strong>These Fire Extinguishers May Not Put Out The Fire</strong></p> <p><em><strong>Recall for Affected Models Include Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, and Mariner 5 G</strong></em></p> <p>ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 17, 2015 &ndash; As boaters are about to begin the spring ritual of getting their boats ready for the season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising they will need to pay extra attention to the fire extinguishers aboard. A well-known fire extinguisher manufacturer, Kidde, in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a <a href="http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers">voluntary recall</a> to replace certain Kidde fire extinguisher units. A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. About 4.6 million extinguishers are affected that were sold nationwide between August 2013 and November 2014.</p> <p>To see if you have an affected fire extinguisher and arrange for a replacement, go to <a href="http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers">www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers</a>.</p> <p>According to the CPSC, Kidde has received 11 reports of fire extinguishers that failed to discharge, but no injuries have been reported. A February 12, 2015 safety notice from Kidde stated, &ldquo;Due to our commitment to quality and safety, we have corrected the issue for production going forward, and are working with customers to obtain all recalled units currently in stock.&rdquo;</p> <p>Thirty-one models of the disposable fire extinguishers are affected. The extinguishers are red, white, or silver with black plastic valves and ABC or BC rated and manufactured in Mexico between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014 and sold at department, home, and hardware stores as well as some marine supply stores. Some of the affected extinguisher models were designed for the boating market and have a nameplate on the front with the names Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, and Mariner 5 G.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;d like to know more about how fire extinguishers work, the types needed for boating as well as how many to keep aboard, go to BoatUS.org/fire-extinguishers.</p> <p>###</p> <p>About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):</p> <p>BoatUS is the nation&sup1;s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners&rsquo; voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn&rsquo;t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won&rsquo;t, day or night. The BoatUS insurance program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit BoatUS.com.</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Check-Your-Boat-Fire-Extinguishers-720 Reserve a Date to Launch Your Boat! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Reserve-a-Date-to-Launch-Your-Boat-719 We have started scheduling launches!&nbsp; Please fill out and return your Launch forms to reserve a date. They are filling up fast! If you have any questions, please call Rick. 231-759-8230 <p>Click <a href="http://mstarproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015GreatLakesLaunch-Form.pdf">here </a>to view the launch form</p> <br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Reserve-a-Date-to-Launch-Your-Boat-719 March Marina News! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/March-Marina-News-718 <h3><strong>NEW ADDITION TO THE MORNINGSTAR FAMILY!</strong></h3> <br /> <strong>We Are Excited to introduce our new mechanic, Grant Schray. Grant is a certified to work on Mercuiser, Volvo, and most outboards. No job is too big or too small!</strong><br /> <br /> Grant is originally from Canton, Ohio, and has just recently relocated with his family to the Lake Norman area. Grant has been working on or around boats for over 20 years, with extensive experience on all types of engines and outboards. We&rsquo;re excited to have him as part of the Morningstar family and hope you&rsquo;ll join us in welcoming him. <h3><br /> <br /> <strong>SPRING SERVICE DISCOUNT</strong></h3> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing" target="_blank"><img src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/46d0fe0f-5d6a-4d8a-804b-4d77e7dda828.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="320" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>We&rsquo;re&nbsp; offering <strong>10% off </strong>any mechanic or marina service done before May 31<sup>st</sup>. This includes boat washes, oil changes, and tune ups. Call today to schedule.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><br /> <strong>DE-WINTERIZATION</strong></h3> <br /> Spring is almost upon us and it will be time to get your boat de-winterized. We are asking that you schedule this two weeks before you plan to use your boat. &nbsp;As always, if you used Morningstar to winterize your boat, there is no charge to de-winterize. If you used an outside vendor, we can de-winterize your boat for $39. We flush the anti-freeze, charge batteries, and pressure wash your covers.<br /> <br /> <br /> Jamie Seaman, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Skipper’s Landing<br /> 704-528-3328<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/March-Marina-News-718 Winter at the Marina http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-at-the-Marina-722 <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/gwynns-island" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f14eeabd-4a62-41da-97a0-eb89d2ec10be.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="316" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <p><br /> Good snowy afternoon to you!<br /> <br /> We have seen our share of snow this winter. Hope you and your family are all well. Thankfully noone here at work has been hit with the flu or severe cold (yet) agh.&nbsp; We are thinking of spring since this weekend is spring ahead for the time change. That is good news to us all! We took every precaution we could this year by reaching out to you by either phone or email to winterize the boat. We are going to be flooded with calls all at once to de winterize I&rsquo;m sure. So, I&rsquo;m giving you a personal heads up to maybe take a look at the calendar and let us now by email or call when you think you&rsquo;d be first using the boat so we can get it all ready for you. When we de winterize we also hose it down just in case it got dusty during the winter months.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This is also a good time if you have some other work you want done prior to the busy season, now is the time to get on Andy&rsquo;s schedule for it to be done in time.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We loved seeing some of you at the boat show and thank you for taking part in our fun contest to guess the number of sinkers for a free detail. Congratulations to Mr. &amp; Mrs. Gagnier for guessing within 4 of the correct number. Mr. Madison was in second being just 9 numbers off of the right number.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We&rsquo;ve been working hard this winter on keeping the building and property in tip top shape for you. We gave the lift a &ldquo;lift&rdquo; if you will. It has all new paint and stickers.&nbsp; The golf cart has been totally redone. The racks inside have been getting new carpet to keep your hull protected. They have also been scraped to remove all the rust and repainted to eliminate rust stains in the boats. &nbsp;We are in the process of upgrading the docks and acquiring rental boats as well.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The work racks have been moved closer to the parking lot for easier access to your truck while cleaning.&nbsp; We ask that when using the work racks this summer please keep your vehicles in the designated parking area to keep the loading area clear for the forklift. We appreciate your help with that.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our staff is excited to see you all again. Kat is still here in the office with me. Andy and Jamie are both still in doing service here.&nbsp; Curtis is our lift driver going on a year now. Will and Jack are now seniors in high school shopping around for colleges, but will be here again this summer to assist you at the docks. Will is being trained on the lift, &nbsp;you will see him putting your boat in for you this year. We have added a few names to the staff this year and they are eagar to meet everyone and make your marinas days memorable ones.<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> See you very soon!! Until then stay warm!!</strong></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-at-the-Marina-722 March Marina News! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/March-Marina-News-717 Golden Isles Boaters,<br /> <br /> We are extremely excited to announce that Buck Vickery has been promoted to Operations Manager at our sister property in Savannah (Morningstar Marinas at Bahia Bleu).&nbsp; Buck&rsquo;s last day at Golden Isles will be Monday, March 9<sup>th</sup> so please wish him the best of luck in his new position.<br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>Hickory Bluff Marine</strong></h3> With the 2015 boating season just around the corner, it&rsquo;s time to start thinking about annual pre-season services for your vessel.&nbsp; With the new addition of <strong>Hickory Bluff Marine (912-434-6325) </strong>as our on-site certified Yamaha and Mercury Outboard mechanics, it may be time to get in the que.&nbsp; Schedule your 2015 service today so as not to be standing at the dock in the coming days/weeks.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <h3><strong>Vessel Detailing</strong></h3> As part of your pre-season boat prep, let Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles wash, wax, buff, polish and bottom paint your boat in advance of the prime boating season.&nbsp; Contact the Marina Office for more details on available services and specials (i.e. save $1.00/ft. on monthly boat wash) helping to make your 2015 boating season one for the record books.&nbsp; We are booking up quickly, so contact us today.<br /> &nbsp; <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>March Hours of Operation</strong></span></h3> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Dock Office</strong>: Monday-Sunday 7:00am to 5:30pm<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Forklift</strong>: Monday-Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Business Office</strong>: Monday-Friday (9:00am-5:00pm)-Closed Weekends in March.<br /> <br /> <br /> Chris Ferguson<br /> General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles<br /> 912-634-1128<br /> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/March-Marina-News-717 March Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/March-Newsletter-716 <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>March Specials</strong></span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/533fe12c-9b87-480e-be5e-db3c43780221.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a><br /> <br /> $25 off a Half day Boat Rental or $50 off a Full day Boat Rental.<br /> Enjoy a lovely springtime cruise aboard one of our 22&rsquo; Avalon Pontoon<br /> boats or our 16&rsquo; Carolina Skiff. Valid during the month of March 2015<br /> <br /> <em>(Limit 1 per customer per month).</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Great Times at RHYC</strong></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5d0e43bd-b4cb-4224-a1fc-a61bbc82e129.jpg" alt="" width="311" height="232" align="none" /></a><br /> Gene and Cheryl Mannella and Theo and Janet Krapels sharing delicious food and friendship<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/92a65d91-3ac9-4f5b-b8f2-70e8fe147f09.jpg" alt="" width="314" height="231" align="none" /></a><br /> Dan Green, Theo Krapels and Lee Mednikow enjoying libations and camaraderie.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c669e3ad-0b6d-444a-aa02-dcf9ff479b5a.jpg" alt="" width="310" height="228" align="none" /></a><br /> Ed &amp; Carol Guilemette, Dave &amp; Holly Poteet with a fun group of members enjoying the January Mid- Month Dinner Party.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <strong>Save the Date</strong><br /> <strong>March Mid-Month Dinner Party Friday evening</strong><br /> March 13th at 6pm <div><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/22488777-6997-4bd0-9ea3-f34a43a4cc0c.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="230" align="none" /></a></div> &nbsp;For your dining pleasure, RHYC is featuring a sumptuous three-course dinner. The dinner is priced at $20.95 per person and Chef Curtis&rsquo; Menu for the evening includes:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">FIRST COURSE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Choice of:</span></strong> <ul> <li>Classic Wedge Salad- Iceberg wedges topped with boiled egg, crumbled bacon, diced red&nbsp;onion, and drizzled with bleu cheese dressing</li> <li>Kale and Quinoa Salad- Tender Kale, Quinoa, Golden Raisins, Sweet Red Pepper, Avocado and Sunflower seeds tossed with a lemony dressing</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MAIN COURSE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Choice of:</span></strong> <ul> <li>Caribbean grilled pork tenderloin with blackberry sauce&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;&nbsp;</li> <li>Prosciutto and Fontina stuffed chicken breast</li> </ul> <em>Both entree selections accompanied by veggie stuffed zucchini boat AND Saffron Rice</em><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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">DESSERT COURSE-</span>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Irish Coffee Parfait</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <em><strong>Optional Wine Pairings for the evening for your consideration:</strong></em> <ul> <li><strong>To accompany the Grilled Pork Tenderloin: </strong></li> </ul> <strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Traditional</em></strong>- DELOACH Vineyards Merlo<br /> <strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Trendy</em>-</strong> Frisk Prickly Riesling<br /> <ul> <li><strong>To accompany the Stuffed Chicken Breast:</strong></li> </ul> <div><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Traditional</strong>- Sterling Vintners Pinot Grigio<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Trendy</strong>-</em></span> DELOACH Vineyards Pinot Noir</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; <div><em>&nbsp;Pricing for any accompanying wine selection: $6.00 the glass&nbsp;&nbsp;$28.00 the bottle<br /> &nbsp;</em></div> <h4><strong>Reservations are limited and required, no later than Wednesday, March 11<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; Please call 843-235-6949 to make your reservation</strong></h4> <div><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5ef2bbd0-d4e5-4cb2-b150-b024dee4b019.jpg" alt="" width="410" height="364" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <strong>Easter Sunday Brunch</strong><br /> April 5th noon - 3pm<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/23c2ab95-253e-4f68-b326-6b1b57451f71.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="318" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Celebrate Easter Sunday with a delicious Brunch Buffet at RHYC.Offerings to include: Classic Eggs Benedict, Apple Glazed Pork Loin, Southern Country Ham, Smoked Salmon with Mini Bagels and Cream Cheese, Steakhouse Skillet, Fried Potatoes, French Toast Casserole, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs, Quiche, Cheese Grits Assorted sweet Breakfast Pastries and more.<br /> <br /> Adults:$16.95<br /> Children 10 and under $7.25.</div> <div><em>Please RSVP to the Club by Friday, April 3rd at 843-235-6949.</em></div> <br /> <strong>March Book Club</strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3a026cff-7e54-45e5-ae01-e5568ecdc9a7.jpg" alt="" width="155" height="300" align="none" /></a></div> The RHYC BOOK CLUB Invites you to join our reading and discussion of The LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS By M.L. Stedman Thursday, March 12th 2015 1:00 to 3:00 at RHYC<br /> <br /> <strong>RSVP: </strong>RHYCevents@yahoo.com $5.00 activity fee for guests, Free for RHYC Members.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>April Book Club</strong> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/47579075-9470-4205-90a8-0740166f5bb5.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="249" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile contemporary Southern fiction Oprah Winfrey recently purchased the book rights to &ldquo;Queen Sugar&rdquo; and is working on a drama series for OWN network set to debut later this year.<br /> <br /> <strong>RSVP:</strong> RHYCevents@yahoo.com $5.00 activity fee for guests, Free for RHYC Members.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Club</strong><br /> Open Thursday - Saturday noon - 9 PM<br /> Sunday: noon - 8 PM.<br /> <br /> <strong>Marina and Ships Store</strong><br /> Wednesday- Monday 9AM-5PM,<br /> Closed Tuesdays<br /> <br /> <strong>Pool</strong><br /> Open for Sunbathing<br /> Monday - Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM<br /> Thursday - Sunday 9AM to sunset<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Christine Rosow, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br /> Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949 <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/March-Newsletter-716 Dredging at the Marina! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Dredging-at-the-Marina-715 <p>We have completed dredging the drop zone.&nbsp; We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time!</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Dredging-at-the-Marina-715 Winter at the Marina http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-at-the-Marina-714 <p>The marina in the winter beautifully snow covered.</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-at-the-Marina-714 COME JOIN US AT THE GRAND RAPIDS BOAT SHOW http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/COME-JOIN-US-AT-THE-GRAND-RAPIDS-BOAT-SHOW-591 <div><strong>COME JOIN US AT THE GRAND RAPIDS BOAT SHOW</strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/great-lakes" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8ce26aa0-e984-4c68-af25-0fcbf0230904.jpg" alt="" width="271" height="200" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /> <strong>BOAT SHOW LOCATION:&nbsp; </strong><br /> DeVos Place<br /> 303 Monroe Avenue, N.W.<br /> Grand Rapids, Michigan<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>HOURS:</strong><br /> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday, February 18&nbsp; -&nbsp; 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, February 19&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Friday, February 20&nbsp; - 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, February 21 - 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sunday, February 22&nbsp; - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>ADMISSION:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>Adult Admission $10.00<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Child Admission $ 4.00 (6 to 14)<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Children 5 &amp; Under - FREE<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><em>For additional information on the boat show click <a href="http://grboatshow.com/" target="_blank">here </a></em><br /> <strong>WE HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!</strong></div> <br /> Jeff Covey, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Great Lakes<br /> 231-759-8230 <p>&nbsp;</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/COME-JOIN-US-AT-THE-GRAND-RAPIDS-BOAT-SHOW-591 Winter Catches http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-Catches-712 <p>Check out all our Winter Catches!</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Winter-Catches-712 Jack McGowan’s Winter Fishing Report http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Jack-McGowans-Winter-Fishing-Report-590 <p>The Inshore bite has been a little up and down. Overall, the sheepshead has been good but as conditions changed with spring tide and the general movement of sheepshead from inshore to offshore the bite has stalled. Some inshore sheepshead have been caught on the lower tide stages as well with reports of limits of seatrout taken south of Savannah on soft plastics such as christmas tree curl tails and pink 1/4 oz. DOA shrimp. Those finding seatrout pitching soft plastics are working the baits slowly. Other fishermen have found seatrout in the heads of creeks. Typically fishing a head of a creek is best at low incoming. Those fishing cork rig will set the rig so the bait is barely off the bottom. Structure close by can soak up heat and on low water radiate warmth on the incoming tide. Soft plastics can work well in those situations as well as bait.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank You! Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters</p> Tips http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Jack-McGowans-Winter-Fishing-Report-590 There’s Always Time to Fish! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Theres-Always-Time-to-Fish-589 <p>A true angler can always find time to get out and wet a line! Even manager Ron Thomas, pictured above with a nice bull redfish he caught out with local fishing guide Eric Traube.</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Theres-Always-Time-to-Fish-589 Savannah Boat Show Feb. 27th - March 1st http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Savannah-Boat-Show-Feb.-27th-March-1st-588 <p>Morningstar Marinas will be participating in the Savannah Boat Show again this year! The show will be on Friday Feb. 27th - Sunday March 1st. You can pre-purchase tickets today on the Savannah Boat Show website: www.savannahboatshow.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is the 13th year of the boat show at the Hutchinson Island Center located on Savannah River just before crossing the South Carolina border. The show will showcase new boats from many popular companies such as Hurricane, Key West, and Boston Whaler. There will be fishing experts on-hand for seminars and demonstrations and many local companies in the marine industry promoting their products and services.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We will have a good time there and hope you will come out and have a good time with us and see us at our booth!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Savannah-Boat-Show-Feb.-27th-March-1st-588 Boaters and Ethanol Gas http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Boaters-and-Ethanol-Gas-587 <p><strong>Boaters and Ethanol Gas: </strong><br /><strong>New Legislation Would Fix Renewable Fuel Standard</strong><br /><strong>BoatUS Urges Boaters to Speak Up Now</strong><br />WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2015 &ndash; New bipartisan legislation introduced today would help ensure recreational boaters don&rsquo;t put unsafe fuel in their boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), with 30 co-sponsors introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act of 2015. BoatUS is urging all boaters to contact their US Representative to support the bill. &ldquo;The new bill would recognize the failure of the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and its out of date ethanol-mandate, and make the necessary changes so there is a safe fuel for all gasoline powered engines,&rdquo; said BoatUS Government Affairs Program Manager Nicole Palya Wood.<br />According to Wood, BoatUS supports the bill because, &ldquo;The RFS Reform Act acknowledges the reality of America&rsquo;s declining fuel consumption, allows for the investment in other more compatible biofuels, and erases the twisted math that forces more ethanol onto a marketplace that neither demands it, nor can physically absorb it at safe levels.&rdquo;<br />Currently, there are no marine engines in the US warrantied to run on any gasoline blend greater than 10% ethanol (E10). According to AAA, only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are approved to use E15 gasoline, based on a survey conducted by AAA of auto manufacturers. Any damage from the use of higher ethanol fuels (E15 or greater) in cars and trucks will void many manufacturers&rsquo; warranties.<br />When the RFS was written in 2005, it assumed that Americans&rsquo; gasoline use would continue to rise and mandated escalating amounts of biofuels to be blended with our fuel. However, since 2005, gasoline usage has actually dropped steadily. The unintended affect is now the law that forces more ethanol into the nation&rsquo;s gasoline supply, and to maintain adherence with the RFS rules, in 2010 the EPA permitted fuel containing up to 15% ethanol (E15) into the marketplace &ndash; a fuel many gasoline engines cannot use.<br />It is illegal to use E15 in boat engines, snowmobiles, motorcycles, small engines such as lawnmowers and leaf blowers as well as any vehicle made before 2001. However, this fuel can now be found at over 100 gas stations in 16 states at the same pumps as E10 and ethanol-free gasoline.<br />The potential for misfueling is significant. In the US, nine out of every ten boaters own a trailerable boat that is most often filled up at a roadside gas station. Additionally, these higher blend ethanol fuels are often the cheapest fuels at the pump.<br />The new bill would cap the ethanol requirements at E10 (10 percent ethanol), would effectively prohibit the use of corn-based ethanol in the RFS, require more advanced biofuels and take into account actual, real-world production of biofuels when setting requirements.<br />Boaters can ask their Congressman to support and co-sponsor the bill by going to: http://goo.gl/2H8vI9.<br /><br />About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):<br />BoatUS is the nation&sup1;s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners&rsquo; voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn&rsquo;t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won&rsquo;t, day or night. The BoatUS insurance program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit BoatUS.com.<br /><br /><br /><br /></p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Boaters-and-Ethanol-Gas-587 February Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/February-Newsletter-586 <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>February Specials</strong></span><br /> $25 off a Half day Boat Rental or $50 off a Full day Boat Rental.<br /> Valid during the month of February 2015<br /> (Limit 1 per customer per month).<br /> <br /> Free Chocolate Valentine Heart for everyone in your boating party on Valentine&rsquo;s Day.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a9b5d904-c081-4a3b-b259-5c88b32e3eaa.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="186" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> <strong>Save the Date</strong><br /> <strong>March Mid-Month Dinner Party Friday evening</strong><br /> March 13th at 6pm <div>&nbsp;</div> Save the date for our popular evening featuring a sumptuous three-course dinner prepared by<br /> Chef Curtis. Details coming in the March Newsletter but reservations are limited and required so save the date and reserve your spot today by calling 843-235-6949.<br /> &nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <br /> <strong>Winter Boat Maintenance Tips: Did you Know???</strong><br /> &nbsp; <div><strong><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1ea51e7d-95c7-413c-b8bc-d3ac511e9d75.jpg" alt="" width="539" height="172" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Did you know that with lack of use over the winter, your boat has accumulated water, acids and other bio-products which can harm its functionality in the long run?</li> <li>&nbsp;Did you know that a well-maintained boat, with a preserved Gel Coat stored in a Dry Slip commands better resale value and limits depreciation?</li> <li>&nbsp;Did you know that by winterizing your boat, including the drive system, the engine, fuel, gears and cooling system you can make your investment pay off in the long run?</li> <li>&nbsp;Did you know that lack of use of the boat, over the winter months, can lead to problems when boating season arrives in the Spring?</li> <li>Did you know that the services offered at RHYC can take the worry out of winter boat woes? Yes indeed&hellip;the RHYC 13-point Inspection Checklist included in our PIC Program can ensure that your boat is in tip-top running condition when you are ready to go boating.</li> <li>Did you know that RHYC offers an entire menu of services which can be performed over the winter months to make certain that the hull&rsquo;s integrity and appearance are in top notch condition, protecting your investment for years of boating FUN?? Yes again AND if you book any $300 of boat service by February 15, you will receive $50 off&hellip;very thrifty!!!</li> <li>Did you know that our Captains will be happy to talk to you today, and arrange for an inspection of the boat to assure proper engine performance, instrument function and boat handling and make any recommendations to keep your boat in pristine condition? Yes again&hellip;. so call Captain Mitch today to set up your service program and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your boat is ready to go when you are. 843-235-8262</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <strong>Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner</strong><br /> Saturday, February 14th at 6PM<br /> &nbsp; <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8aac3e58-ff4a-46c7-9f64-41609bb648ae.jpg" alt="" width="557" height="275" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Enjoy a romantic and candlelit evening featuring Chef Curtis&rsquo; exquisitely prepared three-course dinner for two. Selections include:<br /> <br /> <strong>Appetizer Course: Choice of:</strong></div> <ul> <li>&nbsp;Classic Oysters Rockefeller. Oysters Baked with Spinach, Parmesan Cheese, Bacon, Garlic and Anisette</li> <li>Caprese Salad Skewers of Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil.</li> </ul> <div><br /> <strong>Entr&eacute;e Course: Choice of:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Crab and Lobster Colorado Filet Mignon: Two 4 ounce Medallions of Colorado, Grass-Fed Beef topped with Saut&eacute;ed Lobster and Lump Crabmeat.</li> <li>Roasted Duck Breasts Provencale: Whole Duck Breast seasoned with Herbes de Provence, sliced and topped with a sauce of saut&eacute;ed tomatoes, Kalamata olives, chicken broth and capers.</li> <li>&nbsp;Both entr&eacute;e selections served with Garlic Mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and Maple-Ginger Roasted Winter Vegetables with Pecans.</li> </ul> <div><strong>Dessert Course: Chef Curtis&rsquo; romantic creations, choice of:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for Two</li> <li>Tangy Ice-Box Key Lime Pie.</li> </ul> <div>Dinner includes a mellow snifter of cognac, glass of wine, or After-Dinner cocktail of your choosing. The evening is priced at $85.00 per couple. Reservations are limited and required, no later than Wednesday, February 11. Please call 843-235-6949 to make your reservation.</div> <div><br /> <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/db5f71a9-02b3-46eb-8663-5168ab2358bc.jpg" alt="" width="465" height="408" align="none" /></a></div> <br /> <br /> <strong>RHYC Book Club</strong> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3a026cff-7e54-45e5-ae01-e5568ecdc9a7.jpg" alt="" width="198" height="381" align="none" /></a></div> The RHYC BOOK CLUB Invites you to join our reading and discussion of The LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS By M.L. Stedman Thursday, March 12th 2015 1:00 to 3:00 at RHYC<br /> <br /> <strong>RSVP: </strong>RHYCevents@yahoo.com $5.00 activity fee for guests, Free for RHYC Members.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>HOURS OF OPERATION</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Club</strong><br /> Open Thursday - Saturday noon - 9 PM<br /> Sunday: noon - 8 PM.<br /> <br /> <strong>Marina and Ships Store</strong><br /> Wednesday- Monday 9AM-5PM,<br /> Closed Tuesdays<br /> <br /> <strong>Pool</strong><br /> Open for Sunbathing<br /> Monday - Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM<br /> Thursday - Sunday 9AM to sunset<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Christine Rosow, General Manager<br /> Morningstar Marinas | Reserve Harbor<br /> Marina: 843-235-8262 Club: 843-235-6949<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/February-Newsletter-586 February PYC Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/February-PYC-Newsletter-584 <p>Take a look at all the news and events at PYC for February 2015</p> <p><a href="http://mstarproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Feb2015Nwsltweb.pdf">Click here</a> to view February’s Newsletter</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/February-PYC-Newsletter-584 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Classes http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/U.S.-Coast-Guard-Auxiliary-Classes-585 <p>Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles would like to share the following information about classes being offered locally by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.</p> <p>They are hosting a Boating Skills and Seamanship Course, taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructors. The course is $55, and includes books and all materials, given in 10 lessons over the following class schedule: Saturday, March 21, 9am to 5pm, Tuesday, March 24, 6pm to 9pm, Wednesday, March 25, 6pm to 9pm, Thursday, March 26, 6pm to 9pm, and Saturday, March 28, 9am to 5pm.&nbsp; Classes will be held at the Coast Guard Station Brunswick, GA. The class is being taught by local instructors, sharing their local knowledge. For more information and to register for this premiere comprehensive boating course, please visit: <a href="http://www.cgauxssi.us">www.cgauxssi.us</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition, they are hosting an Advanced Navigation with GPS class. It is a class to teach you how to harness the full power of your Marine GPS system. The course is $75, including materials. It will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9am to 5pm, with a break for lunch, at the Coast Guard Station Brunswick, GA. For details and to sign up, please go to: <a href="http://www.cgauxssi.us">www.cgauxssi.us</a>. This class is given by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10.</p> Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/U.S.-Coast-Guard-Auxiliary-Classes-585 New Marina Updates! http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/New-Marina-Updates-713 <p>The replacement of the boards on the connection dock (M dock) between A dock and B dock is finally completed. We’ve also got a beautiful new fish cleaning station for you to filet your catch!</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/New-Marina-Updates-713