SAGINAW BAY YACHT CLUB
Revised January 2023
DOCK APPLICATIONS AND SLIP ASSIGNMENTS
- On or about the 1st of October each year, the Dock Committee shall send a dock application to all Full memberships for the next season. In order to receive priority consideration, all Dock Applications, non-refundable Deposit, utilities form, and proof of insurance in the dock holder name are to be received at the Club Office by the date designated on the dock application, generally around the 15th of November. All incoming or reclassified Full members thereafter may request an application from the Club Office.
- The Committee shall make all assignments based on the most effective utilization of slips, giving due consideration to the length, width, and draft of all boats. Slip assignments will be made only to those Full members in good standing.
- The Dock Committee shall make assignments, giving consideration and highest priority to those members who request to remain in the previous year’s assigned slip. If unassigned slips are still available, the committee will next consider current slip holders that have requested a change in their slip assignment on their application. When all previous year’s slip holders have been assigned, the remaining applicants will be prioritized by the total number of points accumulated using the following point system, the highest number of points receiving the highest priority:
- One (1) point for each year of Full membership.
- One half (1/2) point for every year of Social, Junior, or Non-resident memberships
- Two (2) points for each year of slip leasing
If there are multiple members with the same number of points, the priority for making assignments will be based first upon the availability of each applicant’s boat for the available slip. In the event of continued conflict, priority will be established based on the date appearing on each applicant’s membership application, with the oldest date receiving the highest priority, and the newest date receiving the lowest priority.
When all available slips have been assigned, the remaining applicants will be placed on the Wait List based on the criteria listed above.
- As soon as practical, the Dock Committee will post the season’s slip assignments and a Wait List (if any) on the Club’s assignment chart and bulletin board. After posting, only temporary assignments will be made for vacancies that may become available.
- The assignment, along with the remaining mooring fee balance will be mailed with the December 31st billing (January’s statement) and is due in full no later than the final day of February. Slips that are not paid in full at the end of February will be reassigned at once to the first member on the Wait List whose boat is appropriate for the available slip. Upon reassignment of the slip to that member, it will be with the understanding that it is a temporary assignment, and that slip may or may not be reassigned to them the following year. However, they will be assured of a dock in the upcoming year. Payment for the slip will appear on the next statement and will be due at the end of that month. The member who forfeited the assignment will need to reapply and will be placed on the Wait List in priority of points.
- The Dock Committee makes all dock assignments; however, the assignment may be brought to the Board of Directors for appeal.
- Use of other slips and transfers are not permitted unless authorized by the Dock Committee.
- Subleasing or “loaning” an assigned slip is not permitted. If a member will not be using the assigned slip, the Dock Committee must be notified for possible temporary reassignment.
- Mooring Fees are deemed “non-refundable” once paid. If a condition exists that the assigned slip will not accommodate the member’s boat, an alternate slip will be assigned. If an alternate slip is not available, the member may choose to take the Mooring Fee as a house credit (food and beverage only), or have the Mooring Fee applied to the following year’s dockage. If a slip is still unavailable in that year, the member will be given a credit on his/her house account. House credits granted will expire at the end of the given calendar year.
- In the case of multiple ownership, or use of a boat, a slip assignment cannot be made unless all parties are Full members of the Club. One (1) member only, who has the least amount of points, will be considered the dock holder. Dock initiation fees and dock seniority points will be credited only to the member with the least amount of points.
- Effective June 1, 2014, a dock holder in good standing, subject to availability of slips, may rent a second dock at ½ of what their second boat would normally cost for its size. The second boat must be titled and insured in the dock holder’s name. A certificate of insurance must be furnished for the second boat. The second slip will be a “floating assignment” meaning that if the Dock Committee needs the second slip for a new dock holder, an alternative second slip may be assigned. Dock holders will be responsible for filling out a utilities form and paying for utilities for the second boat.
“A” Docks are the fixed docks in both basins. Length and width of docks vary and will be assigned based on boat length and beam.
“B” Docks are the floating docks at the east end of both basins for boats up to 22 feet over all length
“C” Docks are the floating docks in the South basin accommodating boats up to 41 feet over all length
2022 MOORING FEES
“A” Dock minimum is $1,500.00 plus $15.00 per foot over 40 feet.
“B” and “C” minimum is $1, 200.00 for boats up to 22 feet over all length.
“C” minimum $1,500 for boats over 22 feet but less than 40 feet over all length.
UTILITIES for all Slips
- Each boat owner will be charged for electricity according to the point system “score card” that is included with the dock application. Points are determined by the appliances and accessories claimed on your boat. Points are determined by the boat owner on the “honor system”. Total points are multiplied by a factor of $13.00 to get a total seasonal charge. There is a five-point minimum per dock holder.
- The point rate is based on the assumption that the member is NOT living aboard fulltime and that any air conditioning unit will be turned off when the member will be away from the boat for more than 8 hours. If the member will be living aboard or wishes to keep the air conditioning running, the member will be charged 1.5 times the standard rate.
- All docks are equipped with a minimum of 125-volt outlets.
- The minimum shore power installation allowed on any boat shall be 30 amps. 125 volt.
In the event additional power is needed, arrangements may be made for an upgrade by securing permission from the Dock Committee Chair or General Manager and shall be installed at the member’s expense. There shall be no disturbance of the existing device if any modification is made.
- The shore power connecting cable must meet the following standards.
i.) Be rated for the service supplied to the boat.
ii.) Be one piece (without splice) or cords with a locking collar are acceptable from the boat to the dockside receptacle.
iii.) Have approved weatherproof fittings at both the boat and dockside receptacle.
iv.) Absolutely no household type extension cords will be permitted for shore power connection.
v.) Absolutely no permanent wiring of any kind is to be attached to any dock unless approved by the Dock Committee.
vi.) When the boat is not at the dock the breaker(s) will be turned off at the pedestal. If the boat will be away from the dock for an extended period, the power cord will be disconnected from the pedestal.
- Generators – If electricity is available, motor-driven generators are not to be used. If electricity is not available, a generator may be used between 8AM and 8PM but must be properly muffled when in use.
- No motors (engines) are to run for the purpose of charging batteries after 10:00PM.
- Water will be provided from, on or around April 1st, through, on or around October 31st.
- The water value at the pedestal must be turned off when the member is away from the boat. If the member will be away from the boat for an extended period of time, the water hose should be disconnected from the boat.
- Hose nozzles with shutoff are required when using hose to wash boats.
- Refueling of any boat at SBYC is absolutely forbidden anywhere on the Club premises or in the Club area. No exception to this rule will be made.
- Dock Pedestals – Any/All modifications to dock pedestals must be approved by Dock Committee. Approved modification/work related to pedestals will be completed by approved contractors. To be considered an approved contractor, supplier must provide proper license and proof of insurance to the Dock and House committees. Dock and/or House committee will then allow contractor to complete work.
- If a porta-potty is used it must be emptied using the pump-out only. Do not empty a porta-potty in the club toilets. Instructions for use of the pump-out are posted near the pump-out stand.
USAGE for ALL Docks
Please see additional usage information specific to your dock below
- The rental, lease, or charter of any boat to any non-member from any dock at SBYC is strictly prohibited.
- No carpeting will be used on the docks, piling or walks, except on raised steps for the purpose of safety in the boarding of your boat.
- Dock boxes will be white and made of fiberglass. The size and shape will be similar to existing boxes. Dock boxes are to be placed in the stony area in front of your boat. Boats moored in front of the Club House will be limited to one dock box. All other slips are limited to two dock boxes.
- Picnic tables must be on runners and place in front of your assigned slip. No picnic tables will be allowed in front of boats moored in front of the Club House. The member name must be visible on the underside of the table.
- No dinghies, prams, water hoses, etc. will be stored on lawns adjacent to the slips.
- Carts provided at the Club are to be used for carrying supplies to and from individual boats and are to be returned to their storage areas immediately after use. Under no circumstances are these carts to be used for trash storage at any time and fines may be imposed for violation of this rule.
- Boats moored at the docks, or at an anchorage, shall not discharge any garbage, sewage, or organic waste into the water at any time.
- Trash containers are located in the fenced area near the dry storage area. One container is reserved for corrugated (cardboard box) materials only, and the other is for all other trash items. Please ensure all trash is deposited in the appropriate containers.
- Absolutely no hazardous materials (oil, batteries, antifreeze, etc.) will be allowed.
USAGE for “A” Docks
- A member may install dock boards on his/her assigned docks at their own expense.
- All dock boards, etc. are to be removed by November 10th by the member and, if left at the Club, will be stored in the stony area in front of the dock. They must also be secured in some way so as not to float away in high water. Arrangements may be made with the Dock Committee for the removal of such and will be billed at $10.00 per dock board. The Dock Committee will assume no liability for the storing, care or location of the dock boards as a result of this rule. Dock boards are to have both the member number and name affixed to them.
- No dock shall be raised or lowered without permission of the dock committee. If approved, cost shall be at the expense of the dock holder and shared dock holders must be in agreement. Any decision to raise or lower docks will be based on projected water levels.
- Dock holders on North/North slips have two (2) gates from the Anderson Marine property for the purpose of loading and unloading their vehicles. Vehicles must be moved back to the SBYC parking area ASAP and cannot remain on Anderson’s Marina road.
- See additional information above in Dock Usage for ALL Docks
USAGE for “B” and “C” Docks
- No additional cleats or dock boards are to be attached to floating docks. Misplaced fasteners could compromise floatation system of dock.
- Only rubber rub rail may be affixed to dock, the style to be approved of by dock committee. (Recommend rub rail Taylor Made #402224). Bumpers attached with rope to existing cleats acceptable
- No hose reels/holders attached to dock post, shore reels only.
- No hard wired electrical or water line attached to or run to end of dock.
- On the “C” docks the mooring of a boat must include the use of a spring line to a fixed piling to alleviate some of the forces to the dock and seawall in heavy winds. 4-lines minimum 2-port 2-star board.
- No boat lifts in zones B and C.
- See additional information above in Dock Usage for ALL Docks.
- All dock holders are requested to notify the General Manager/Dock Committee Chair or Club Office whenever they expect to vacate their slip for an extended period of time. Departure and expected arrival dates, may be supplied in the “Member’s Log Book” located just outside of the Club Office. The Club reserves the right to sublease any dock during this time and collect revenues accordingly. Should your itinerary change, you must notify the Club immediately so that no conflicts occur.
- SBYC members not having an assigned slip, reciprocating Yacht Club members or transient boaters requiring emergency docking facilities, may be assigned use of an available slip by the General Manager or Dock Committee Chairman, according to the following:
- Full Members, Junior Members, and Life Members are not limited to any maximum number of nights per year, however if their stay will exceed 10 consecutive nights, they must provide proof of adequate insurance.
- Social Members and Non-Resident Members are limited to a maximum of 10 nights per year.
- Transient boaters are limited to 10 nights per year and require the consideration and approval of the General Manager, Commodore or Dock Committee Chairman.
- Reciprocated Yacht Club Members are not limited to any maximum number of nights per year, however if their stay will exceed 10 consecutive nights, they must provide proof of adequate insurance as well as evidence that they have a permanent slip assignment at their home club.
- Boats under 20 feet in overall length will be charged $10.00 per night.
- Boats from 20 feet to under 40 feet in overall length will be charged $20.00 per night.
- Boats 40 feet in length and above will be charged $30.00 per night
- Members having an assigned slip are allowed to keep their tender/trailerable boat at an unassigned slip for up to two nights at a time with a maximum of 10 days per year, before the charges outlined in section 2e), 2f) or 2g), as appropriate become effective.
- Full members may use dry storage for boats on trailers. Dinghies, and prams will be allowed in the designated areas. Requests for dry storage assignments will be made by written request using the Dock application. Should requests exceed space available the point system outlined in the application section will be used. There is a one hundred dollar ($100.00) summer storage fee for slip holders and a three hundred dollar ($300.00) fee for all non-slip holders. On December 1st, any boat remaining in Dry Storage will be considered “winter stored”. The fee for “winter storage” is one hundred dollars ($100.00) for both slip holders and non-slip holders.
- If your boat trailer is at the Club, in an assigned dry storage space or in the designated temporary parking area, you must have your name printed on the tongue of your trailer, in such a location and size that is easily visible.
- Any trailerable boats left in the temporary parking area for over a one-week period of time will be charged at the applicable rate for the dry storage area.
“LET ALL BOAT OWNERS BE GOOD NEIGHBORS”
- Parents with young children will provide and ensure the wearing of life preservers by their children at all times when on docks, club guest dock, and near the river or boat slips.
- Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed to remain on boats overnight without parental or adult supervision.
- Members allowing their non-member offspring use of member boats: Use of moorings and dry storage area is restricted to members, his/her non-member offspring and their guests. No other individuals will be permitted on the docks or boats without the member or non-member offspring being present. If a non-member offspring is going to be on a boat without the member, a courtesy call to the Club would be appreciated. As always, the member will assume all responsibility.
- All dogs or other pets must be kept on a leash when off the boat and shall be the owner’s full responsibility for any and all actions at all times, including clean up.
- All crew members of racing sailboats, who are not members of SBYC, must park their vehicles in the area located at the southeast end of the club property adjacent to the fence.
- The discharge of firearms, air, or pellet guns, or throwing of propelled objects is prohibited in or around Club property.
- It is absolutely forbidden to have open fires on boats or docks.
- After 10:00PM no unnecessary noise (blowing of horns, stereos, etc.) will be permitted. Sailboats must secure all halyards to prevent slapping against the mast while dockside.
- The discharge of cooling water from on-board air conditioning and refrigeration units shall be in such a manner as not to cause a disturbance or annoyance to other dock holders.
- The use of “FOR SALE” signs on boats while kept at the Club is strictly prohibited.
- When a General Manager is on staff, he or she shall be a permanent member of the Dock Committee.
- No boat shall be left in the water after November 1st without prior consent of the General Manager or Dock Committee.
- SBYC will not assume any responsibility for any loss or damage to boats or other personal property arising from “theft or vandalism”. In addition, any accidental or intentional loss or damage to SBYC or other member’s property is the sole responsibility of the member responsible for such loss or damage. It is the members’ sole responsibility to provide appropriate insurance coverage for all such risks from boats, vehicles, and other personal property.
- If a member or member’s boat causes damage, loss or destruction (“Damage”) to SBYC property or another member’s property, the cost to repair or replace said Damage shall be paid by the member who caused, or whose boat caused, said Damage regardless if the cause was intentional or accidental.
- The SBYC front Guest Dock is available for temporary dockage. The area adjacent to the pump out station shall be vacated immediately after use.
- Repairs – Varnishing, etc. are permissible at the Club. However major repairs must be performed away from SBYC premises.
The use of the SBYC launch ramp is available to all FULL and LIFE members. Additionally, Social or Non-resident members who are taking advantage of their ability to rent a slip or space for their RV, as outlined in these rules, are also able to use the launch ramp during their stay.
Trailers are to be returned to their assigned dry storage space, if applicable, or placed in the designated temporary trailer parking area. Trailers are NOT to be left in the parking lot.
NOTE: Social and Non-resident members do not have gate access keys and may request a key (1) for use during their stay and must be returned at the time of departure. There will be a $50 deposit for the key.
The General Manager is required to notify members of any violation of the By-Laws or Dock Rules, and also report such violation to the House Committee Chairman and Board of Directors.
The foregoing Dock Rules may be altered, amended, suspended or repealed at any duly constituted meeting of the Board of Directors.
RV USAGE AT SBYC
Rules pertaining to the use of SBYC grounds for RV parking are as follows:
- Eligibility: Full, Social, Junior, Life and Non-Resident members are allowed to bring their RV and use it as outlined below. The members are allowed to have guests visit or stay with them in the RV but, as outlined in the House Rules, the member must be present and they are responsible for their guest(s) while they are on the grounds. Guests are allowed to use the bath house for lavatory ad shower needs.
- Limitation: There will be a limit of three RVs on the premises at the same time. If reservations are not made in advance, priority will be given to those with the seniority Club membership.
- Location: RV’s will be parked on the grass located by the south basin along the fence on the eastside of the property near the entry gate.
- Length of stay: RVs will be limited to three days per stay with a maximum of 10 days per year. NOTE: Social and Non-resident members do not have gate access keys and may request a key (1) for use during their stay and must be returned at the time of departure. There will be a $50 deposit for the key.
- Cost: $30/day will be added to member House account for their stay.
- RV definition: RVs are described as motor home, 5th wheel or trailer with fixed sides. Pop-up campers and tens are not allowed. The RV must be in good repair and appearance and if questionable, the Flag Officers and/or Dock Committee will have the final say. The use of awnings (those attached to the RV) and temporary quick setup shade tents may be used but cannot encroach on the roadway in front of the RV.
- Amenities: RVs will be able to use power and water from pedestals located on the east end of the south basin. Owners must provide their own power cords and hoses. If the RV needs more power than available at the pedestal, the owners must use their own power source (generator). Any use of a generator must follow the same rules that apply to generator use by dock holders.
- There will be NO dumping of grey or black water on SBYC grounds
- Other restrictions: Campfire and use of charcoal grills are expressly forbidden.
The foregoing RV rules may be altered, amended, suspended or repealed at any duly constituted meeting of the Board of Directors.