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Dock and Yard Rules and Fees

Dock and Yard Rules and Fees
(as of 5/23/2012)

Storage Slips Fees

DOCK AND YARD RULES

  • Dock and Yard rules apply to members, their guests, and registered transient yachters. Guest is defined in the House rules.
  • Swimming, diving, running or playing on the docks, seawalls or boardwalks is prohibited.
  • Unleashed or unattended animals are not permitted on Club property. Members must clean up after their pets.
  • Use of grills is not permitted on boats, docks, lawn areas, and picnic tables, boardwalks or dry sail areas. Grills may be used in the patio area by the pool.
  • Portable Holding tanks may be only dumped in the bathhouse restrooms.
  • Sale of any product or service, including chartering, is not permitted on Club property. Members who charter or loan their boats to non-members must arrange to have the boat picked up and returned elsewhere.
  • Members who launch boats from trailers utilizing the launch ramp or jib crane hoist, who do not store their boat in the dry sail area, will park their cars and trailers in designated parking areas.
  • Club owned dollies are strictly for launching and haul out. No temporary parking of boats on Club dollies will be permitted. Dollies must be returned to the designated area promptly after use. Damage to Club dollies must be reported to the club personnel immediately.
  • The beach area is primarily a beach for use by people. Boats may temporarily be pulled up on the beach immediately after launch or preceding haul out.
  • Access docks by the launch ramp are for launching, haul out, and loading purposes. Mooring, bathing and fishing are not permitted
  • No craft may be left unattended at the service dock by the gin pole or other designated service dock for any reason. These docks are intended for servicing; loading, unloading, and stepping and unstopping masts. Dry sailors have the right of entry and exit to their launching areas. Use of service docks is limited to thirty minutes per user.
  • Use of any Club facility or service is at the owner, member, or user’s risk.
  • Damage to any Club property by members or their guests through misuse will obligate the member to replace or repair the damaged property, as approved by the Dock and Yard Committee.
  • No unauthorized obstructions (e.g., chairs, fishing, equipment, coolers, etc.) are permitted on any dock.
  • Decorative items such as flower pots, hanging plants, etc. are not allowed on the docks, finger piers or securing posts.
  • All dock attachments are to be authorized by the Dock and Yard committee prior to installation.  The Dock and Yard committee must pre-approve all methods for fastening attachments to the docks and pilings.  All installations are to be performed by the Dock and Yard committee with no self installations allowed.  Unapproved attachments will be removed as deemed necessary.
  • Members are permitted to fish on the outer dock (wave attenuator) only.  Fishing is not permitted from the inner docks or moored boats.  Non-members are denied access to all MYC docks.
  • Failure to comply with these rules may result in disciplinary action by the Board, as recommended by the Dock and Yard Committee.
    • The Dock and Yard Committee reserves the right to:
    • Refuse dock space or assign dock space to any craft.
    • Refuse dry sail space or assign dry sail space to any craft.
    • Modify or suspend any rules due to extenuating circumstances.
    • Recommend disciplinary action to the Board of Directors.
  • Signs for any area under the Dock and Yard Committee’s control shall only be placed by that committee.
  • Members who have paid slip or dry sail fees, and later decide to move their boats or equipment elsewhere, will be able to receive refunds as follows:
    • Prior to March 1st – 80% of fee
    • March 1st until 31 days prior to Launch day – 40% of fee
    • Within 30 days of Launch day – 20% of fee
    • After Launch day – No refund

Dated, written requests must be submitted to the Dock and Yard Committee specifying the desired refund.

Members who rent seasonal boating accommodations from MYC must understand that MYC cannot be responsible for the whims of nature or the vagaries of State and Federal agencies. If MYC is unable to accommodate a renter’s boat, the rental fee (or an appropriate portion thereof) will be returned to the renter. MYC will not supply nor pay for alternate accommodations for displaced boaters

  • Jet skis or personal watercraft shall not be launched, stored, beached, or attached to club property.
  • Quiet hours in the Dock and Yard areas shall be from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. daily.
  • Sanding of boats or other materials on Club property is prohibited unless an automatic dust collection system is used.
  • The lifting of boats by use of the structure is prohibited in the Octagon building.
  • Boat owners are responsible for keeping their halyards from slapping.  The boat owner will be notified and will have 48 hours to fix the problem.  If not repaired within 48 hours, the Dock and Yard Committee will take care of them and charge the owner a $25.00 fine.  This rule is for both summer and winter storage.

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Storage

  • A portion of the Club grounds is set aside for the storage of boats and dinghies. This area will be referred in further rules as the dry sail area.
  • Members and life members who would like a space in the dry sail area must be on the slip and dry sailing area waiting list.  See Slip And Dry Sail Area Assignments below.  Requests to be placed on the list must include the payment of an annual non refundable fifty dollar ($50.00) fee.
  • Reservations for indoor and outdoor winter storage and indoor summer storage are by written application to the Dock and Yard committee.  Priority will be given to the prior year’s occupant.  All other applicants will be placed on a first come/first served basis.  Such lists will be placed on the Dock and Yard bulletin board.  All dinghies and dry sail boats will be stored in assigned spaces only.
  • Trailers not in assigned dry sail area spaces are limited to three (3) days on Club property.  After the third day, owners will be charged the current temporary storage fee amount.
  • All dinghies, boats, masts, trailers and dock boxes are required to have a legible MYC supplied sticker conspicuously displayed. All other personal property such as cradles, lifts, etc. are required to have the owners name permanently displayed. Violators of this rule will be assessed $50 and have their property stored at cost until payment is made.
  • Mast storage. Members who store their boats for the winter at MYC may store their masts separately at no charge. Masts must be stored in the racks provided for mast storage.  Members who do not store their boats may store their mast at the Club for $60. Summer storage of masts separate from boats is not allowed. Masts are not to be stored on the walkways at any time. Masts may be placed temporarily on the lawn twoweeks before and one week after Launch and Haulout. Any masts found in an unauthorized area will be moved and the owner charged $110.00.
  • Summer storage is considered from April 1st through December 1st, while winter storage is considered from Haulout to Launch.
  • After December 1st and prior to April 1st, all boats and trailers will be subjected to the fees listed in the Club Handbook. Any exceptions must receive prior approval.
  • Any member’s personal property placed anywhere besides designated storage areas must receive approval of the Dock and Yard Committee. This includes items placed on, or attached to, the docks, boardwalks, Club buildings, or yards.  Dock boxes and steps on the docks must be models approved by the Dock and Yard Committee.
  • Winter boat storage is available for any boat that weighs less than 16,500 pounds.
  • Boats stored for the winter must be safely and securely supported. Boats hauled by crane must be stored on a cradle unless specific prior authorization is received from the crane operator and the Dock and Yard Committee.
  • Transient docking fees shall be set at the beginning of each year. Non-members must register and pay for dockage upon arrival. Members who voluntarily pre-register shall have this fee reduced by half. Any boat tied to the dock for more than four hours shall pay docking fees. Any boat tied to a dock after 11:00 PM shall pay docking fees. Members who fail to register are subject to an additional $25 penalty.
  • Unattended boats will not be allowed to be tied to the dock for more than four (4) hours.  Violators of this rule will be subject to the prescribed monetary fee.
  •  Members tied up at any of the docks at the yacht club on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays may not have dinghies or inflatables in tow, since they occupy valuable dock space needlessly.  Dinghies or inflatables are permitted only in rented slips provided that they don’t obstruct the fairway.
  • Dock space cannot be reserved.  Leaving fenders, dock lines, etc. to indicate possession is not permitted.

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Slips and Dry Sailing Areas

  • A regular or life member can request to have his/her name placed on the waiting list for assignment to either a slip or a dry sail area space by application to the Dock and Yard committee accompanied by an annual non-refundable payment of fifty dollars ($50.00).  A member on the waiting list for whom no slip or dry sail area space is available or refuses an available slip or dry sail area space can maintain his seniority position on the list with an annual non-refundable payment of fifty dollars ($50.00).
  • The waiting list for slips and dry sail area space will be posted on the Dock and Yard bulletin board and kept current.  Posting of names will be made only by the Dock and Yard Committee.
  • Rental fees for slips and dry sail area spaces will be billed in October.  Payment in full must be received no later than December 1.  Any slip or dry sail area space renter who has not paid his or her fee by the due date loses the right to a slip or dry sail area space.  Partial payments will not be considered as payment.
  •  Slip and dry sail area rental fees from new renters are due thirty (30) days from the date of invoice.
  • Slips can only be assigned which are adequate for the member’s boat in the opinion of the Dock and Yard committee.
  • Upon written application, payment of 50% of the normal rental fee and approval by the Dock and Yard committee a slip or dry sail area space renter may relinquish his/her slip or dry sail area space privileges for a period of one year.  This renter will be assigned a slip or dry sail area space the following season.  The relinquished slip or dry sail area space will be assigned for one season only, to the next eligible person on the waiting list, for the full current fee.
  • Upon the demise of a slip renter, only the legal spouse of the slip renter can continue renting the slip, if she or he is or becomes a regular member or life member.
  • Slip or dry sail area space renters may rent only one slip or dry sail area space at a time.  Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the Dock and Yard committee.
  • The Dock and Yard committee reserves the right to assign all slips.
  • All slip and dry sail area space holders who were assigned a slip or dry sail area space at the annual December Slip meeting will be entitled to a slip or space for their boat.
  • The renter of the slip must be the predominant user of the boat and the slip.

 

December Slip and Dry Sailing Area Assignment Meeting

  • Slips and dry sail area spaces will be assigned at the December Slip and Dry Sail Area Assignment Meeting.  The meeting will be the first Saturday after December 1st.  A member wanting a slip or dry sail area space, or an authorized delegate, must be at the meeting.
  • All transfers and new assignments will be processed according to slip seniority and Slip and Dry Sail Area List seniority.
  • Transfers and assignments will be made in the following order:
    • Existing slip holders who want to transfer to a similar size slip.  Transfers shall be made on the basis of seniority and availability of slips.
    • Existing slip holders who wish to transfer to a larger slip.  Transfers shall be made on the basis of seniority and availability of slips.
    • Open slips and dry sail area spaces will be filled according to seniority on the Slip and Dry Sail Area Waiting List.  The Dock and Yard committee retains the right to award slips based on boat length and slip size.
    • If after a complete review of the Slip and Dry Sail Area List, slips remain open, members at the meeting, but not on the list may request a slip.
  •  Slips which become available after the December assignment meeting shall be assigned on the basis of seniority on the Slip and Dry Sail Area List.  Such assignments shall be temporary for one year.  The Dock and Yard committee has the discretion to not use this method if a slip becomes open after launch and it would be impractical to contact those at the slip meeting due to time constraints.

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WINTER STORAGE AT MYC

 Winter Storage is available on the club property.  In an effort to keep the cost of winter storage as low as possible, haul out and launch is a cooperative volunteer endeavor.  Everyone who is storing at the club will be assigned to one of the various work crews.  Your failure to do your part makes it just that much more work for others.  When it is time to haul out your boat you will be notified to go and bring it around to the hoist area.  Once your boat has been hauled out and placed on the cradle you are expected to return to your work area and continue to do your assigned tasks until the last boat is hauled.  The same is true in the spring when your boat is launched; you are expected to bring your boat around to its slip or tie it in the transient area and return to your work area.

 If you are going to store at the club you need to notify the business office and complete the storage agreement.  If you store at the club, you are committed to being present on haul out and launch day.  If you are unable to attend, you must make arrangements to have a designated person specified who will be responsible for hauling out or launching your boat.  Prior to haul out or launch you must have a release form on file with the business office.  This form releases the designated person, other members, Torresen Marine, and Muskegon Yacht Club from all liability arising from the haul out or launch of your boat.

HAUL OUT CHECK LIST

PRIOR TO HAUL OUT DAY

  • Cradle must be labeled with your name and marked “bow” and “stern”.
  • If you didn’t store at MYC last winter, be sure your cradle is labeled as stated above and that it is delivered to the yacht club property prior to haul out.

 HAUL OUT MORNING

  • If your name is not on the work assignment roster, please check with the designated “haul out / launch coordinator” for assignment to a work crew.
  • Be aware of the haul out sequence so you can be at the hoist area when your turn comes.
  • Make sure that your backstay and topping lift have been removed prior to arriving at the hoist area.
  • Rig mooring lines on both the port and starboard sides of the stern and bow for the dock crews in the hoist area and the crane crew.
  • While waiting for your boat to be hauled out, be sure you assist the dock crew in any way possible.
  • Help new members understand the haul out process.
  • Be sure you help out in any way you can so everyone gets done as soon as possible.

 ONCE YOUR BOAT IS ON THE HARD

  • All halyards must be tied off to the forestay to prevent slapping against the mast over the winter.
  • Police the area around your boat and remove all junk and unauthorized personal items.

LAUNCH CHECK LIST

 PRIOR TO LAUNCH DAY

  • Make sure your batteries are properly charged.
  • Make sure your engine will start when your boat goes in the water.  If you are having engine problems and get it corrected prior to launch notify the “launch coordinator”.
  • Make sure the seacock for the fresh water engine coolant intake is open.
  • Make sure all seacocks and through the hull fittings are closed.
  • Make sure that your backstay and topping lift have been removed prior to arriving at the hoist area.
  • Rig mooring lines on both the port and starboard sides of the stern and bow for the crane crews and the dock crews in the hoist area.
  • Make sure your ignition key is in the ignition.
  • While waiting for your boat to be launched, be sure you assist the dock crew in any way possible.
  • Help new members understand the launch process.
  • Be sure you help out in any way you can so everyone gets done as soon as possible.
Notify the cradle storage crew if you want your cradle pads removed for offsite storage.

Dock and Yard Fees

Winter Storage

  • Outside – $9.00/ft
  • Inside – $2.50 sq/ft
  • Dinghy (outside) – $35.00
  • Mast storage (boat not stored at MYC) – $60.00
  • Mast not put away within 2 weeks of Haul out – $110.00

Summer Storage

  • Inside – $2.50 sq/ft.  (Note: when computing square feet, use maximum beam x maximum length of either boat or trailer (trailer tongue, wheels and outboard motors included).

Hoist Side Dry Sail Area

  • All positions – $750.00

Ramp Side Dry Sail

  • Boats on trailer/rack – $200.00

Other Fees

  • Dinghy Area (up to 10 ft in length – in racks):  $100.00
  • Dock Box (Non-Slip Holder – Must be in approved location and be identified by a legible MYC numbered decal):  $50.00

Temporary storage

  • $20.00/Day

This fee is for all dry sail storage, inside and outside.  It includes trailers and is assessed for both summer and winter seasons.


Haul out -$3.25 per foot

Launch – $3.25 per foot

The launch and haul out fees shown are only for boats storing at the club. Others may be hauled or launched, but must make arrangements with the Dock and Yard Committee prior to the operation.

Gin Pole

  • No charge – usage reserved for members only.
  • Non-members are prohibited from usage.

Two Ton Hoist

  • No charge for members.
  • Non-members are prohibited from usage.

Mast Storage

  • Members who store their boat at the Club (winter) may store their mast separately at no charge.
  • Members who do not store their boat may store their mast at the Club for a fee of $60.00.
  • Overnight Dockage (price per foot)  (Up to 4 hours no charge in 24-hour period.)
    • Non-members – $1.50/foot per night
    • Members who voluntarily register – $.75/foot per night

Check in time begins at noon.  Check out time is noon.  Members who do not voluntarily register will be surcharged $25.00 plus assessed $1.50/ft. rental rate for their stay.

Unattended boats

Boats left unattended at the dock, on the beach, under the hoist, at the service dock, or any other place that restricts use of the Club facilities by members shall be charged $50.00 per day. This fee shall be in addition to over night dock, slip or dry sail fees.  The Dock and Yard Committee may also authorize the movement of any boat considered unattended.

Slip Fees

  • 46 foot slips are $3,230
  • 38 foot slips are $2,575
  • 34 foot slips are $2,335
  • 30 foot slips are $2,050
  • 28 foot slips are $1,840

Slip fees include the right to have one dock box at your slip location. Only the club approved dock boxes and/or steps may be used.

Storage Fee Billing Dates Summarized

Fee Billed Due
Slips October 1st December 1st
Ramp Side Dry Sail, Indoor Summer

Storage & Hoist Side Dry Sail

May 1st June 1st
Indoor & Outdoor Winter Storage November 1st December 1st