Deltaville Yachting Center Storm Haul Out Policy

 

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STORM HAUL OUT LIST MUST BE SIGNED EACH CALENDAR YEAR. NEW LIST BEGINS EACH JANUARY 1ST.

Because the arrival of a storm may leave too little time to adequately prepare and conditions can quickly deteriorate to a point that work can no longer be safely undertaken, all vessels should be secured in their slips with adequate lines to handle any storm which may occur during an owner’s absence. Vessels stored on land should be left in a condition where no work is required to prepare for a storm.

Dinghies must not be stored on the deck or cabin roof unless they are properly secured and do not inhibit safe and easy access to all areas of the boat. Marina personnel will not board a boat during storm preparation if marina management considers movement on the vessel to be dangerous.

Deltaville Yachting Center will maintain a “Storm Haul Out List”. Names may be added to this list at any time by having a signed work order on file with the service department. The list will be kept in the service department. If a named storm comes within Four hundred miles of the marina, and the storm’s path is toward the marina, or the marina is in the storm’s forecast path with arrival within 72 hours, the following procedure will be in effect:

  • All marina personnel will turn to hauling and blocking vessels.
  • Vessels will be hauled in the sequence in which they are listed on the “Storm Hauling List”. (signed work order must be on file)
  • Owners will be contacted, owners who elect to not have their boat hauled at that time will remain on the list but be moved to the bottom of the list.
  • Owners we cannot contact will be presumed to want their boat hauled, and it will be hauled per the criteria in the plan.
  • If an engine will not start (flat battery, etc.) in five minutes, the boat will be moved to the bottom of the list. If time allows, an attempt may be made that night to remedy the problem and if the problem is solved, the boat may be hauled the next day.
  • We will try to notify the owner of the situation but cannot guarantee that we will have time to do so. It is the owners ultimate responsibility to maintain their boat in operational condition.
  • No boats will be towed from their slip to the Trave Lift.
  • Once the yard is full, no more hauling will occur. Boats left in the water should be secured with double bow and stern lines, and double spring lines, fore and aft, both sides. It is the boat owners responsibility to see that this is done.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your boat please call the service department at (804) 776-9898 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday.

ACTIVITIES & TASKS TO BE PERFORMED IN PREPARATION FOR A HURRICANE OR SEVERE STORM

PHASE 3 (ALERT)
72-48 HOURS PRIOR TO STORM’S ETA

Telephone answering machine message will be changed so callers will know what phase the marina is operating in. The telephone will not be answered, but calls may be returned if time allows. Owners may leave a message requesting their vessel be added to the “Storm Hauling List”.

  • Regularly scheduled marina and yard work will be stopped.
  • Vessels will be hauled and blocked in the sequence in which they appear on “Storm Hauling List”.
  • Fuel pump breakers located in marina office will be turned off.
  • Shut-off valves located between fuel tanks and fuel pumps will be closed.
  • Water supply to the docks and the storage yard will be turned off.

PHASE 2 (WATCH)
48-24 HOURS PRIOR TO STORM’S ETA

Telephone answering machine message will be changed so callers will know what phase the marina is operating in. The telephone will not be answered and calls will not be returned. Owners may leave a message requesting their vessel be added to the “Storm Hauling List”.

  • Vessels will be hauled and blocked in the sequence in which they appear on “Storm Hauling List”.
  • Electricity to the docks and the yard will be turned off.
  • Propane tanks supplying the marina buildings will be turned off.
  • Condition of dock lines will be checked as often as time and conditions allow. As necessary they will be replaced at owner’s expense.
  • If jack stands are available, additional stands will be placed under vessels stored in the yard. This will be done starting with fin keeled vessels and working sequentially toward the more stable vessels.

PHASE 3 (WARNING)
24 – 0 HOURS PRIOR TO STORM’S ETA

Telephone answering machine message will be changed so callers will know what phase the marina is operating in. The telephone will not be answered and calls will not be returned.
Vessels will be hauled and blocked in the sequence in which they appear on “Storm Hauling List”.

  • If local emergency management advises evacuation, employees will be released.

DURING THE STORM

Telephone answering machine message will be changed so callers will know what phase the marina is operating in. The telephone will not be answered and calls will not be returned. If local emergency management advises evacuation, all personnel will leave the marina.

  • No one will attempt to move or re-secure a loose vessel or equipment.
  • Life jackets will be worn by all persons performing any work on the docks.

AFTER THE STORM

The entire facility will be treated as a disaster area with access limited to marina management and personnel until an assessment of damage can be made.

  • Cleanup will begin.

 

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