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Entries in 2004 (10)

Tuesday
Feb142012

Escalera Nautica: Mexico’s Plans to Expand Nautical Tourism

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – January 2004. I have been asked on several occasions, by a number of people, to comment on the Mexican governments proposed “Escalera Nautica” or Nautical Ladder. For those of you not familiar with this plan, it calls for building 27 marinas along the Pacific Coast of Baja California and into the Sea of Cortez to accommodate cruising boats, primarily from California.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

The Dock Walk: Shoring Up Accountability

This article, by Gene Spinazola, was published in Marina Dock Age – 2000. Whether it’s called a dock walk or “sweep,” dockage inventory, or a dock maintenance report, it seems that every marina has a system that requires an employee to physically walk the docks to gather important, operational information. What I found interesting was the varied levels of sophistication of this practice from one marina to another.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Is Your Marina Compliant with Federal Security Measures?

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2004. As we all know, the government plays a huge role in the day-to-day lives of marina owners and operators across the nation. New legislation makes it necessary for us to sequester ourselves to sort through the “legalese.” and figure out exactly what we need to do in order to remain in compliance. Even though we may question a law’s validity or applicability, we trust that our government has our safety and best interests in mind.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Certificates of Insurance Go the Extra Mile in Marina Protection

This article, by Mark Yearn, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2004. Responsible business owners take every precaution to protect their property against loss from fire, wind, and flood. They also provide their clientele with a safe environment, minimizing exposure to accidents or injuries. Typically, a business owner holds a policy that provides at least $1 million worth of general liability protection for bodily injury or property damage. Prudent marina managers purchase a marina operator’s legal liability policy to protect any property in his care that belongs to others. In addition, a worker’s compensation policy covers marina employees.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

A Marina’s Role in the Growth of Boating

This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – April 2004. Many of us are beginning to thaw out from a very long winter, and once again are confronted with the challenges of how to make another summer season successful. As with most seasonal businesses, there is only a short window of opportunity that can make or break your season. The way to keep your existing boaters coming back year after year is a direct function of the condition of your marina, your level of service, and your location. The more pressing and difficult question is how you attract new boaters to your marinas and, equally important, how do you introduce non-boaters to the joys of recreational boating?

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