OTTER CREEK LANDING YACHT CLUB
(Hereinafter referred to as the Yacht Club)
2015 Operations & Information
When the liability insurance policy expires for the boat in your slip, please send the Yacht Club Office a copy of the renewal policy showing the $300,000 liability insurance coverage AND the coverage dates.
Please make advanced plans for the removal & storage of your boat/vessel should a Hurricane Warning be issued.
For safety reasons & as part of the YC’s Hurricane Preparedness Plan, whenever a Hurricane Warning is issued
BOTH the water and electricity to the inner AND outer docks will be turned OFF.
ACCIDENTS: The Yacht Club and/or its agents are not responsible for accidents.
NO POOL PRIVILEGES: The Yacht Club does NOT have swimming pool privileges in the HOA pool or pool area. Members, tenants, and accompanied guests may use Otter Creek Landing HOA’s common area board walkways only.
PLEASE GO SLOW WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE INNER AND OUTER MARINAS: This will help:
- Prevent the jostling of moored boats as you move through the marina;
- Lessen sand and soil erosion from wave action in the marsh area between the entrance piling markers and the inner marina itself.
MOORING OF A BOAT/VESSEL:
- The boat/vessel should be positioned far enough from the edge of the dock so the bow, bow anchor, or bow anchor holder does not hang over and cause a safety hazard or hinder cart traffic.
- No part of the boat/vessel (bow, side, stern, motor, etc.) should touch the dock or piling. This is to prevent damaging the dock/piling or the flotation supports underneath the dock. A fender or edging and its proper placement may be required to prevent this damage.
BILGE PUMP/DRAINAGE SYSTEM:
- Please check and keep automatic bilge pumps and drainage systems operational. Thunderstorms can come up quickly and drop a tremendous amount of rain in a short time. Leaves, dog hair, marine growth can hinder scupper operation.
- If you are going to be out of the area, please ask someone to keep an eye on your boat/vessel.
OIL/FUEL SLICKS: To prevent possible official action from the Coast Guard, CAMA, etc., please make sure there is no oil or fuel discharge from your boat or its bilge into the marina.
NORTH CAROLINA FIRE CODE STATES…
- “Fueling of floating marine craft with Class I fuels at other than a marine motor fuel-dispensing facility is prohibited.” (FYI: Gasoline is a Class I fuel).
- Reference source for the above is: 2012 North Carolina Fire Code; Fire Prevention Chapter 22, titled Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages; page 223, section 2210.4. Web address follows: http://ecodes.biz/ecodes_support/free_resources/2012NorthCarolina/Fire/12NC_Fire.html
ELECTRICAL SHOCK DROWNING (ESD): (more details in May 2013 “Boat Magazine”)
- How does it happen? – An electrical fault aboard a boat AND a break in the green “ground” safety wire can result in a situation where the only path left for electricity to return to its source is through the water.
- When this occurs, a potentially dangerous patch of water can radiate out from the boat’s underwater metals. Anyone in this patch of water is in danger of electric shock drowning.
- Electricity in the water can result in feeling tingles or numbness, becoming paralyzed or in-water electrocution.
- BE CAREFUL in waters around any docks with electrical connections. (Reminder: YC Rules & Regulations #20 states: “SWIMMING: No swimming, jumping or diving from the docks, piers or boats/vessels within the marinas.”)
CAROLINA BEACH IS A “NO DISCHARGE ZONE”:
- No Discharge Zone (NDZ) – is an area where the discharge of boat vessel sewage, BOTH treated and untreated, is prohibited. ANY Marine Sanitary Device (MSD) Type I, II or III is prohibited from discharging into the waters of a No Discharge Zone
- Waters affected by the prohibition – include waters extending three nautical miles into the Atlantic Ocean along the entire length of New Hanover County, AND as of Feb.22, 2010 the Coastal area around Carolina Beach, Snows Cut, and even sections of the Cape Fear River are now declared a NDZ.
- Local Pump Out Stations: are located at the Snow’s Cut State Park Marina, Joyner Marina, Federal Point Marina, and at Carolina Beach Town Marina by the transient docks.
DOCK AREA SHOULD BE SAFE and NEAT:
- Please keep all lines, hoses, & electrical cords around your slip in neat order and placed to minimize tripping hazards.
- Nothing else should be left on the dock surrounding your slip.
PLEASE CLOSE and LATCH OUTER DOCK GATE:
- An open gate invites entrance. Having to unlatch the gate to enter a NO TRESSPASSING area may deter unauthorized persons that are not Members, tenants, or their guests. Your cooperation is appreciated.
- Remove key, valuables, fish poles & electronics from your boat.
- Lock things up in your boat/car.
- Call 911 – If you notice suspicious activity, or have theft/vandalism to your boat or car. (Dispatch will contact CB Police). Also, please notify the YC Office.
TRASH: Please help keep the Yacht Club areas clean and help the recycle effort.
- Trash containers (at both the inner and outer docks) are for Yacht Club boating/fishing trash only
- Blue Recycle Carts: are for metal & aluminum cans, glass bottles & jars, plastic containers, paper, non-waxed cardboard. NO PLASTIC BAGS or Styrofoam of any kind. No hazardous wastes or their containers.
1. Ambient Freeze Protectors – turns on automatically when the temperature nears freezing and turns off when the weather warms up. Water runs continuously while in operation to keep the lines from freezing.
- Locations – inner docks by slip #1 on the south side of the east ramp; outer docks at the north end of the floating docks between slips #82 & #71.
2. Hard freeze Prediction- – both the inner and outer dock systems will be drained to prevent pipes and valves from freezing.
- Water will remain off until there is an improved weather forecast for at least three (3) continuous days.
- Anyone having an emergency that would require water please contact the Office, and if possible we will try to accommodate you.
- Turning the water on and off shall be done only by Board Members or their assignees
CAMA REGULATIONS: <span “font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-weight:=”” bold”=””>(Costal Area Management Association)
- Only one boat/vessel may occupy any boat slip, even if there is plenty of room for more.
- CAMA considers<span “font-size:=”” 11.0pt”=””> a kayak, paddleboard, canoe, boat-dingy, jet-ski within the boat/vessel classification when applying this rule.
- If a boat lift occupies a slip, then the boat must be placed on the lift when it is in that slip.
- Fines may be imposed by CAMA for non-compliance of these regulations.
QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS? Should you have an issue you would like the Board to consider, please present it in writing (by mail or email), stating the issue and the reasoning behind your request ….OR…. you can request a meeting with the entire Board to present the information in person.
Yacht Club Members only:
ACCOUNT RECEIVABLE PROCEDURES:
- All 4 quarterly payment vouchers will be mailed in January of each year. This will eliminate mailing invoices for each quarter, resulting in saving the cost of paper, ink and postage.
- When payments are received, they will be applied to the oldest invoice.
- If account is delinquent, a late fee of $25 and interest will be assessed at the end of each month delinquent.
The Yacht Club is governed by the Articles of Incorporation, Declarations, By-Laws and their amendments and by Chapter 55A of the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act. This statue requires that (upon written request from a Member) a list be made available containing the YC Members’ names and addresses and the number of votes each member is entitled to cast. (YC Members are entitled to one vote per slip Membership.)
Contact the Office in writing, if you would like a copy of this list.
Yacht Club: Office and Fax Number 910-458-5115 (Please call first, so fax machine can be set.)
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