SCYA Storm Rules

ARTICLE I

USE OF UNITS

 

Section 1.6. Preparation for Hurricanes or Other Storms.

 

High wind conditions put a strain on the dock anchoring system and strain lines used to moor the boats to the docks. Every boat owner should make every effort to reduce the boats exposure to the wind by removing all unnecessary gear above deck that can be exposed to the wind. When a tropical storm or hurricane is forecasted for our area all dock owners and dock renters should prepare their boats for high winds. It is highly recommended that all boat owners with boats moored at SCYA take the following action to protect their boats prior to the arrival of the high winds:

 

  • Remove all loose gear that creates windage

  • Remove all canvas covers, bimini tops, dodgers, etc.

  • Remove all main sails and especially roller furling sails as they will not remain furled in a high wind storm

  • Add additional mooring lines to your boat and install chafe gear to protect the lines

  • Install additional fenders for added protection from the dock fingers as well as fenders on the other side of you boat to protect from other boats that may break loose in the marina

  • Secure all dock boxes to the docks

  • Secure all boat stairs normally stored on the dock finger

  • Secure all inflatable boats stored on the dock extensions

  • Secure all kayaks stored on the dock extensions

Section 1.7. Procedures for Transit Boat Use of Docks for Protection from Severe Storms.

 

The following are procedures regarding the use of marina docks during forecasted high wind storm conditions by boats not normally moored in the marina.

 

  • In accordance with existing By-Laws, a unit may not be leased for a term of less than 60 days and only by a written lease. A lease is a legal agreement that lets someone use something for a period of time in return for payment

  • In accordance with existing By-Laws, owners of Restricted Docks will only be allowed to offer their dock for use by boaters for protection from projected high wind storms if the owner of the boat is an owner of a residential unit in Schooner Cove or Palmer Landing Condominiums

  • Dock owners allowing boats not normally moored in the marina use their docks during storm conditions will be held responsible for any damage caused by the boat

  • Marina employees and directors will not assign boats to vacant docks in the marina for boats seeking mooring space before or during high wind storms

  • Boats seeking protection from projected high wind storms will only be allowed to use docks in the marina with the permission of the dock owner.

  • Boats using the dock during projected high wind storms must be the proper size for the dock

  • Boats using the dock during projected high wind storms must secure the boat with additional lines with chafing protection, remove all loose gear from the exterior of the boat, and remove all canvas accessories from the exterior of the boat. Sailboats must remove all sails including sails on roller furling equipment.

  • The owner of the dock allowing the use of the dock during projected high wind storms must provide the Marina Manager or a SCYA Board member, the boat owner’s emergency contact information for the boat using their dock, must provide the board with a hold harmless agreement signed by the boat owner and must provide proof that the boat owner has minimum liability insurance coverage of $300,000.

 

This information can be provided in person or electronically to the SCYA Board via our "Contact Us" Page.

Hurricane Plan

Schooner Cove Yacht Association, Inc.

123 Harbor Dr, Unit 100

Stamford, CT 06902