Do-It-Yourself and Boatyard Rules


Please be environmentally conscious when working on your vessel, either in or out of the water. We must all be aware of our environment and must take all necessary precautions to avoid polluting the water, air, or ground. To this end, please use “common sense” and adhere to the following rules:


  1. BOTTOM PAINTING and the preparation thereof may only be performed by Spring Cove Marina or by the Owner and the Owner’s immediate family. PLEASE NOTE: Bottom Sanding may ONLY be performed by Spring Cove Marina Personnel.
  2. NO SANDBLASTING OR SPRAY PAINTING is allowed without the prior written consent of management.
  3. When painting, drop cloths of suitable material should be spread beneath the boat to collect all residue or drips and disposed of properly. If there is any wind which is causing the dust, scrapings or paint to blow off the drop cloth, you must STOP work immediately.
  4. NO BOTTOM SANDING OR GRINDING is allowed. Topside sanding may be allowed with express permission of the Marina but only with the proper equipment. Check with the Office about the use of a rental vacuum sander.
  5. If paint (or other toxic or harmful substance) is spilled onto the ground, it and the affected area must be promptly and completely cleaned up and the Office notified.
  6. DO NOT PUMP OILY BILGES into the water or onto the ground. Use oil absorbent materials in the bilge (available in the store).
  7. Dispose of used oil in the USED OIL Containers behind the main Boat Yard building. Drain oil filters well before discarding. To avoid future disposal charges, keep the area around the used oil tanks clean and do not use them for disposing of gasoline or other solvents.
  8. USED BATTERIES should be dropped off for recycling. Please look for signage or ask at the Office.
  9. Keep the area around and under your boat clean and free of trash. Your boat will not be launched until your area is clean.
  10. If you have paint leftover in your can, please give it to one of the boatyard personnel. Do not discard in the dumpster.
  11. Due to the dangerous nature of a Boat Yard, it is recommended that access to the boat be limited to daylight hours. STAYING ON BOARD THE BOAT ONSHORE IS NOT PERMITTED without prior consent from management and, if permitted, will include a daily fee in addition to the dry storage charges.
  12. DO NOT ADJUST OR MOVE THE BOAT STANDS. Please see management if you would like your boat reblocked. The Boat Yard staff will paint the areas behind the stands prior to launching at no cost. Please leave some paint and a brush under the boat for this purpose.
  13. Boat Yard customers who are not currently slip holders at the Marina are NOT ENTITLED TO USE THE SWIMMING POOL OR PICNIC AREAS. Arrangements can be made with the Marina for use of the facilities with an additional fee.
  14. When using the bathroom facilities please clean up any mess you might generate. The DEEP SINK in the lower laundry room should be used for scrubbing greasy or paint covered hands.
  15. If you are not present when your boat is launched, please ensure that DOCK LINES are ready. If your boat has to be TOWED back to your slip, you may be billed for that service.
  16. While the Marina will make every effort to haul and launch on your requested date and time, this may not always be possible and final hauling and launching SCHEDULES WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE MARINA.