Fighting for Longer Leases: CrossTimbers Marina Guides Development on Corps Lakes
While the entire development at CrossTimbers Marina on Skiatook Lake got its start from a federal program helping private investors on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, the continued relationship between the two was not always so easy. Ron Howell, the marina’s developer and former owner, fought hard to extend the lease for his property, first to 50 years in order to build, and then, to a 100-year lease...
Reassessing Marina Risk Assessment: Storm Events and Climate Change
Most people do not think of buildings and infrastructure as temporary constructions with a limited lifespan. However, unlike the Parthenon and the Great Pyramids, most structures are not built to last centuries. When styles, occupation requirements or operating conditions change significantly, old structures are typically replaced with new ones. In some cases, natural or manmade disturbances can put an abrupt end to a structure’s useful life.
Updates to 2017 National Electrical Code Entails Major Changes for Some Marinas
Recently the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and it includes significant changes for some marinas. Until now, the code required 100 milliamps (mA) of ground-fault protection within the electrical system of all marinas and boatyards. Come 2017, the NEC will become more stringent; marinas will be required to have ground-fault protection not exceeding 30mA.
Pile Ring is an industrial grade solution for attaching docklines to docks with piling. The seamless, roto-molded polyethylene/polyurethane shell is UV stable, indestructible and nonmarking, filled with closed-cell foam. The integrated hoop is a solid, continuous 19mm stainless steel rod, load cell tested to more than three tons working load. The ring cleans and inhibits growth on the piling and can reduce ice buildup in the winter, as it rubs and moves within the tidal range. The 15.5-inch inside diameter fits most piling with enough clearance to slip over existing hardware, requiring ZERO installation. Also, available in 21-inch inside diameter. The Pile Ring is designed for use on wood, metal, concrete and composite.
The Fire Dock was designed and built in 2010 to help fill the need for waterfront fire protection. The company upgraded the pump in 2015 for maximum power. The Fire Dock can be mounted on a dock, a pontoon boat or a barge. It has a 1½-inch official fire monitor with a 360-degree range. The hose reel holds 100 feet of 1½-inch flat hose with nozzle included. The Fire Dock is on the water for immediate response. Orders are built upon request and multiple modifications are available.
HydroHoist Marine Group introduces HP Extreme, its newest product line of PWC docking platforms. While docking, the PWC is fully roller-supported, five-inch x two-inch rollers, and the roller width and placement is easily adjustable to accommodate different crafts. The platform is made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) marine foam – for increased strength and leak elimination. The new port has flat, anti-skid walking surfaces and an exclusive “air-pillow” bow stop. HydroHoist worked with Italian company Persico Group, to engineer the mold designs. The mold was then shipped to RotoMoldUSA – a division of HydroHoist Marine Group – for final assembly and where production began in May. Additional product enhancements include stainless steel roller axels for increased strength and compatibility with fresh, brackish, and saltwater.