Q1. What guidelines does the marina recommend using when it comes to mooring lines or equipment?
A1. One set of recommendations for line sizes may be found at the following website: http://www.ropeinc.com/docklines.html
Q2. Are slips allowed to have more than one boat in a slip which exceeds the total length of the slip?
A2. Per the Rules and Regulations, Any number of vessels may occupy a single slip provided:
- Each vessel occupying a slip has its own ingress and egress with the rectangular footprint of the slip.
- Each vessel conforms to the vessel registration requirements.
- Their combined lengths plus spacing between boats do not exceed the length of the slip.
Q3. Who gets the revenue collected from the transient boats?
A3. The revenue is split evenly between the slip owner and the Fuel Sales Office.
Q4. Are there boats which are too long causing them to stick out past the pilings?
A4. No. All boats in the marina must fit into the slip to which they are assigned. The “appearance” of being too long is generated based upon how the boat is tied in the slip. For many larger boats, the dock corner gussets prevent tying the vessel close to the dock.
Q5. Are the marina quay walls sound?
A5. Yes. HVMI had the walls inspected and repairs, suggested by that inspection, were completed to the sea wall along the marina entrance and at other lengths around the marina. The Harbour Master continues to monitor the sea walls.
Q6. Why do slip owners have to pay live aboard fees, especially when they already pay dues?
A6. The live-aboard fee is assessed as an impact fee. Those who live on the vessels full time create additional maintenance and cleaning beyond that of the non live-aboard members.
Q7. Do other marinas charge extra for those who live aboard their boats?
A7. Yes, based upon a survey conducted of other residential marinas in the local area. In addition, there are some marinas which do not allow anyone to live-aboard.
Q8. Who owns the dock boxes?
A8. HVMI owns the dock boxes.
Q9. What do you mean the dock boxes are the member's responsibility?
A9. Damages caused to the dock boxes by negligence are the slip owners’ responsibility. (e.g. not latching the lid closed and the wind rips off the lid.) Incidental repairs will be made by the Association upon request to the Harbour Master.
Q10. Does a slip owner own the finger pier and dock around their slip?
A10. No, as clearly stated in each deed, the member owns a stated percentage of the entire marina based on the slip footage owned, but has the exclusive use of an assigned slip.
Q11. Does the no solicitation policy stop members from trying to steal renters away from their current slip?
A11. HVMI hopes that each member would respect each other’s renters and not try to undermine the process. The association prohibits all solicitation in the marina. If you have a specific problem concerning this, please notify the Harbour Master.
Q12. Who should enforce the rules, the members or the Harbour Master?
A12. All members of HVMI are responsible for assisting the Harbour Master with enforcing the rules. Any violations, especially safety violations, should be addressed with the offending member, and if no results are obtained, members should notify the Harbour Master.
Q13. Can we do something about the noisy ramp gates?
A13. A dampening material has been installed on all gates.
Q14. How long is the warranty for the new docks?
A14. The limited warranty period is ten (10) years.
Q15. Is the warranty for the new docks properly documented?
A15. Yes, it is contained in the signed dock construction agreement.
Q16. What are all the dark spots on the new docks?
A16. The spots on our decking are mold/mildew. They do not affect the structural performance of the decking, and will cause no harm. Mold, spreads easily and is prevalent in damp environments, despite proper cleaning measures. Due the large number of species, mold is very hard to control and impossible to totally eliminate. The marina will do annual cleaning of the docks as in the past.
Q17. What is the difference between a renter and an owner?
A17. When an owner rents their slip, the renter is assigned all of the membership rights of the owner with the exception of voting rights.
Q18. How many of the marina slips are rented?
A18. Currently over 60% of the slips in Harbour Village Marina are engaged in rental activity.
Q19. Does the marina offer a free service to aid in getting my slip rented?
A19. The Harbour Master will assist in renting your slip upon your request at no charge.
Q20. How successful is the slip rental program?
A20. The slip rental program continues to be very successful program for the membership.
Q21. Are renters important to the marina and slip owners?
A21. Yes, as stated in A18 above, over 60% of the marins owners participate in the slip rental program. This is a valuable service for the membership.
Q22. Can members be stopped from bothering me when they insist on cornering me on the docks to complain?
A22. This is best addressed by asking the member to refrain from speaking with you on the particular subject that bothers you. The Board of Directors and the Harbour Master cannot monitor all conversations, but if the member continues to bother you, please report this to the Harbour Master. Everyone comes to the marina to have fun and get away from the day to day stresses.
Q23. Can I let my friends use my slip?
A23. Yes, provided that they and their vessels are properly registered with the Harbour Master, and they adhere to the Rules and Regulations of the association.