Marina Docks Open Sunday

Great Sacandaga Marina

The marina docks open Sunday, May 10th. Slip assignments have gone out to everyone we have email addresses for.

The words for this season are ‘Social Distancing’.  We’ve posted signs to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing when boating.  Please, Boat Responsibly!  We encourage everyone to wear a mask when on the dock if there are other boaters around you.  Be considerate of other people’s social distance.  Discover Boating has good information on what to consider when boating during COVID-19.  We urge everyone to read this.

Gas Dock.  We’ll have the gas dock open by Memorial Day weekend, probably sooner.

Car Parking.  Until further notice, all parking will be in the lower lot.  There’s lots of room if everyone parks correctly.  The upper lot is still full of boats and there are too many touch points between the upper lot and traversing to the docks.  We’ll adjust this if needed as the season moves on.  It’s not carved in stone, so don’t panic about parking.

Other changes to the season: No restrooms/port-a-potties, no courtesy dock carts, and no garbage cans. Again, based on guidance from NYS and the CDC, there are too many touch points for us to keep clean and sanitized.  The goal is to ‘stop the spread’.  These are still early days of un-Pausing NYS, so we all need to do our part to keep all the marinas open.

Trailer Parking.  There should be space in the storage lot on the lane.  The storage lot is across Co Hwy 152, where the silver gate is.  The upper part of the lot is still full of boats, but if you do drop your trailer up there, please park it so it doesn’t block the stored boats.

All our buildings are closed to the public. To make shopping easier we’ve added both a Boat Accessory catalog and Mercury Parts Catalog to our website. Obviously, we don’t stock everything, but most of the Boating Accessories we can get next day. Mercury parts depends on what warehouse they are shipped from. All store sales are final, there will be no returns or exchanges; at least until there is a better handle on COVID-19. We’ll be doing on-line payments whenever possible, otherwise we can swipe cards with our mobile reader. Cash is not currently accepted. The idea is to limit contact wherever possible. Please call or e-mail to arrange curbside pickup and payment.


Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!!  Warmer weather is just around the corner.

2020 Boating Season

30 April 2020 Update

We hope everyone is safe, healthy and ready to boat! There have been a lot of changes to our lives over the last few months, and changes to the way folks boat is going to be another.

We have been working towards making our end of the boating season as safe as possible. There are and will be on-going changes to the way we operate at the marina.

All of our buildings are closed to the public. To make shopping easier we’ve added both a Boat Accessory catalog and Mercury Parts Catalog to our website. Obviously, we don’t stock everything, but most of the Boating Accessories we can get next day. The Mercury parts, depends on what warehouse the parts are shipped from. All store sales are final, there will be no returns or exchanges; at least until there is a better handle on COVID-19. We’ll be doing on-line payments whenever possible, otherwise we can swipe cards with our mobile reader. Cash is not currently accepted. The idea is to limit contact wherever possible. Call or e-mail to arrange curbside pickup and payment.

We still expect to hit the target date of opening the docks on May 15th. ‘Social Distancing’ will be the words of the season. There’ll be signage to help everyone remember. Until further notice, all parking will be in the lower lot. There are too many touch points between parking in our upper lot and traversing to the docks. We’ll adjust this policy if needed as the season moves on. Other changes to the season: No restrooms/port-a-potties, no courtesy dock carts, and no garbage cans. Again, there are too many touch points for us to keep clean and sanitized. We’ll e-mail (call for those without email) slip assignments to everyone next week. Yes, the gas dock will be open once we’ve worked out how to do it safely.

There are still a couple of boat slips open. Call now, they’re going fast.

We’ll most likely open to service within the next week or so. We’re waiting on a shipment of cleaning/disinfectants. Please call or e-mail ahead before bringing your boat in. We’ll post more on this later.

Discover Boating has good information on what to consider when boating during COVID-19.  We urge everyone to to read this.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!!  Warmer weather is just around the corner.

COVID-19 Marina Update

19 April 2020 update

Check out paragraph #13! Marinas in NYS can now open!! We have a few things to work out before we open for the season. I’ll be posting both here and on Face Book operating changes and business hours. Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!

15 April 2020 update

On April 9, further guidance was provided on the Executive Order 202.6: marinas and boat launches are non-essential. So, we’re still in a holding pattern. We are continuing to do what little we can here, but it’s not much. There’s still another 4 weeks to go before we normally open. Here’s our thoughts going forward.

Docking. We are still looking at our target opening of May 15. We’ll adjust that as the days go by. The ice is gone and the lake is getting higher by the day, so there is that.

Boat Slips Available. We have a handful of open slips. All are good for 24ft and smaller. Slip rates are here. Email us if you’re looking for one.

Commissioning Boats in Storage. Everyone should have received the Spring Service sheet either by USPS or email. If you didn’t, give us a shout. We’ll do our best to get your boat to you on the date(s) you requested, but it’ll depend a lot on when we can open.

Boat/Engine Service. I’m keeping a list of everyone who has called in looking for service and I’ll touch base with you when we’re open. We’re working out how to do service safely.

In the meantime, Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! Keep up the social distancing!!

#FlattenTheCurve  #6feetapart  #socialdistancing

04 April 2020 update

Undoubtedly, these are unprecedented and remarkably difficult times for people everywhere, and we at Park Marine hope first and foremost that you are healthy and safe.

As global and U.S. health agencies monitor and report on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are closely following developments to assess how the virus might impact our customers, our business and the ability of boaters to participate in on-water activities.  Like you, we are hoping for better and safer times soon.

The health and welfare of our staff (Dave and myself), our family and our customers are our highest priorities. Keeping that in mind and due to the NYS Governor’s mandate that 100% of the workforce must stay home, we will be closed until restrictions are relaxed and NYS marinas are allowed to open.  We will continue to move forward as best we can in preparation for the boating season.  You can reach us via email, Face Book or Google messenger or phone; all business transactions must be done via mail, phone, or internet.  Please, do not come to our location for your own safety as well as ours.

We know you love your time boating, but we want you to be safe so you can enjoy boating for years to come. None of us can predict with confidence the changes we might experience in the near or distant future, so please make sure to follow the advice of health professionals and minimize the potential of COVID-19 transmission.

Spring commissioning letters and work requests will be sent out this week; either by e-mail (for those we have email addresses for) or USPS.

STAY SAFE!! STAY HEALTHY!!

#FlattenTheCurve  #6feetapart  #socialdistancing

2020 Boat Slip Deadline February 29

2020 Boat Season

Happy New Year! It’s time to find the Boat Slip Agreement you tucked away in a safe place at the beginning of the month. Slip Agreements and deposits are due February 29, 2020. If you still would like your slip and haven’t sent in your paperwork and deposit, please make contact with us in some manner; voice message, email, FB, smoke signals, carrier pigeon, etc. you get the idea. We’ll be working through the waiting list after the deadline.

Fall 2019 Update

We have reached capacity for both winterization & storage and are unable to accept more boats. The store hours are Wednesday & Thursday 10 – 3 and Friday & Saturday 9 – 5. We will be closed for the winter starting October 27th (or possibly sooner, when the last boat is picked up).

There are just not enough hours in the day to get the remaining boats done and marina items finished before the snow flies.

Thank you everyone for another great season, it wouldn’t be possible without your continued loyalty. A big shout out to all of our amazing customers who took the time to review us! We appreciate it beyond words.

Don’t Get left Out In The Cold!!!

winter boat storage

There’s still a bunch of good boating days left, but it’s time to confirm your boat’s winter storage spot.  For folks who stored their boat with us last year, please confirm your spot for this year.  We do have a waiting list for storage, so please don’t wait.  Confirm you spot today!!

The lake dropping somewhere around 9″ – 10″ a  week.  You can keep track of the lake level at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv?01323500

Our dock season will end on September 15th, unless the level drops faster.

  • If you are bringing your boat in by water, please make sure you have fenders and dock line.
    • Please use the boat repair slips unless otherwise directed.
    • Keep in mind our docks will be pulled in as soon as we have all the boats hauled.
  • If you want us to haul your boat, make sure we have the keys and the trailer (registered & road worthy) and update us on your plans.
  • If you stored with us last year and have made other arrangements, PLEASE let us know NOW.  Others could use your spot.
  • If you have any questions, please ask. (518) 863-8112

Our September and October hours are here.  They may change slightly, but we’ll keep you posted.  We are outside most of the day hauling and winterizing boats, so please leave voice mail or shoot us an email.

Thank you for another great season!

 

August and September Business Hours Changes

We hope everyone has been having a safe and fun boating season.  August is upon us and with that our hours change.  This give us a little time off to regroup before the storage and winterizing season starts.  Gas dock hours remain the same, except for August 3rd.

August – September 2019
Saturday August 3rd 8:30am – 2:00pm, including the gas dock
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Friday & Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Closed Monday

Heat Advisory July 19-21, 2019 – Closing Early

It’s looking like it’ll be a hazy, hot and humid weekend.  The heat index is forecasted to be in the high 90s to over 100, even here at the lake.

Although our hours for the weekend are 8:30-5 and Sunday 10 – 2, we will close early due to the excessive heat 🥵🥵
We don’t have an exact time on when we will close thru the weekend, that will be determined as the day progresses and the heat builds.

We suggest you stop by in the morning hours (by 12:00 to be safe) for your boating needs, this includes the gas dock.  Thank you!!

Stay hydrated and boat smart, boat safe!!

Mercury VesselView Mobile

Mercury VesselView MobileVesselView Mobile allows you to use your smartphone (Android or iPhone) to connect with your Mercury outboard or sterndrive engine. The plug-and-play engine module connects via Bluetooth to your phone, providing quick, convenient access to your engine’s data. One module can monitor up to four engines. You can even customize the data points across three screens to fit your boating style. VesselView Mobile is compatible with all SmartCraft-compatible Mercury outboards and sterndrive engines (2004 and newer, 40hp and up).

The information provided via VesselView Mobile is much more accurate than most analog gauges. You’ll have a much better sense of your true rpms, your fuel burn, your speed, your fluid pressure levels – anything that can be measured on analog gauges will be more accurate with VesselView Mobile. You can even customize the data that’s displayed, so you have instant access to what you want to know.

What does this do for you?  VesselView Mobile acts as an extension of your engine, providing detailed information on your engine’s performance. It can even notify you if something isn’t right. More than just a series of beeps or a numeric code, VesselView Mobile will tell you in clear language what is going on with your engine. When you take your engine in for routine maintenance or storage, your dealer can also review those alerts and help you keep your engine in top condition.  Better yet, by selecting a Preferred Dealer (hopefully that will be us), that dealer will be able to see the same faults you do while on the water and be able to point you toward the possible problem.  Call today!! Installation is quick and painless.

 

2019 Boating Season

Cold, rainy start to the boating season.

Welcome!! It may be raining and there may be snow in the forecast, but the docks are open and ready for your boat.  Boat & jet ski slip assignments are posted on the store door.  Please check, some have changed.  Trailer parking is in the storage lot along the lane, please close the gate on your way out.

The gas dock will open May 24th.

Reminder, we are closed on Saturday May 18th for our middle child’s college graduation.  We’ll resume regular hours on Sunday.

Heads up for Sunday May 19th:  The Sacandaga Half Marathon will be running through Northville, Sacandaga Park (Co Hwy 152), Rt 30, Bunker Hill Rd and back.  The time frame is something like 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, so please plan ahead.  From the marathon folks: “vehicles will not be able to travel in the entire southbound lane of Rte 152 until all the runners enter the Bunker Hill Rd…some southbound travel will be allowed, though discouraged, once the runners are going northbound on Rte 152…Rte 152 will be clear about noon.”