Main Pier has many exciting activities at and near the marina. We have annual picnics, fishing tournaments, and much more. Check back here often for news, event photos, and information you'll want to have a safe and enjoyable boating year.

The Labor Day weekend annual meeting will be Saturday September 5th at 11am. We will be electing board members for expiring terms and vacancies, as well as hear a report-out from the board and any other business owners wish to bring to the floor. 

In order to maintain social distancing, the meeting will be outside the clubhouse. Please bring a chair.

Unfortunately we will not be having our normal party. We encourage you to attend the meeting, consider nominees, and vote for your leadership. 

Check out this great video submitted by Gary Howell.

 

 

Updated 7/24/2018

Improvements to the wireless network are underway. The primary outdoor wireless network name (SSID) is now Main_Pier_Mesh, and additional access points have been installed. This will eliminate the need for south end owners having to use the Repeater, which has been a bit flaky as of late. Most people will want to change their wireless settings to "forget" the MAIN_PIER_MARINA network and then connect to the new one. Inside the clubhouse you will find the MAIN_PIER_MARINA network still exists because the outdoor network may not be satisfactory for some devices, in which case we suggest you set the device to only connect manually (instead of "connect automatically).   Both access points will have the same key (password), which is posted inside the clubhouse and may change from time to time (please note that the current password is all lower case). 

Technical Tips:
Wireless signals can have a hard time penetrating the fiberglass hulls of boats, especially at or below the waterline. While you can expect reasonable signal on the boardwalks and out on deck, you may experience problems inside the boat. For laptops, you might consider getting a USB wireless adapter that has a remote wired antenna that you can set outside and as high as practical. (Unfortunately no such workaround is readily available for cell phones and tablets). While you may get adequate signal strength from the access points in your location, performance will vary based on your device’s signal strength back to the receiver. Some devices like online game systems demand a lot of bandwidth, performance may vary based on the number of internet users at that time. 

If you encounter issues with the wireless service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The pump out system is now operational. Please follow the instructions that are posted, if you need help ask around from one of the seasoned members. 

Please make sure there are no feminine napkins or paper towel waste in your tank, they plug the system requiring costly disassembly and repair. Be sure to use rv/marine 2 ply toilet paper which is made to break down quickly and go through pump out mechanisms. 

There is an adapter for many types of portable potties as well. Please use the pump out system for these and do not dump porta potti waste in the portable johns located around the marina. 

Main Pier Marina is proud to offer wireless internet to the co-owners, lessees and guests. Beginning in Spring 2017, we have a dedicated business class internet connection. Wireless access should be available at all locations. Inside the clubhouse and around the north end of the marina, set your wireless device to the MAIN_PIER_MARINA network (ssid). In the south end, you should use the MAIN_PIER_REPEATER network. Both access points will have the same key (password), which is posted inside the clubhouse and may change from time to time (please note that the password is all lower case). 

Technical Tips:
Wireless signals can have a hard time penetrating the fiberglass hulls of boats, especially at or below the waterline. While you can expect reasonable signal on the boardwalks and out on deck, you may experience problems inside the boat. For laptops, you might consider getting a USB wireless adapter that has a remote wired antenna that you can set outside and as high as practical. (Unfortunately no such workaround is readily available for cell phones and tablets). While you may get adequate signal strength from the access points in your location, performance will vary based on your device’s signal strength back to the receiver. Some devices like online game systems demand a lot of bandwidth, performance may vary based on the number of internet users at that time. 

If you encounter issues with the wireless service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is required that shore power (the line from the pedestal to your boat) be marine designed and properly connected. A marine shore power cord differs form your home or RV outdoor cords primarily in the boat connection side. These cords have a secure locking mechanism (usually a locking ring, though newer ones have clips). The locking mechanism provides a secure physical connection plus properly engages the weatherproof seal. 

West Marine has an excellent article on boating electrical - see #3 in their "Ten Deadly Conditions" advisory about the use of the locking ring for shore power.

See Gerry Giles for options on available marina discounts on cords, inlets and other boating accessories and supplies. 

Did you know there is an AED in the clubhouse? AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, and the Reviver AED has clear verbal instructions that walk you through the process, step-by-step. Please check out this You Tube introduction to the Reviver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiwUo0lst9k 

The video is only an overview. The manufacturer and the Red Cross strongly recommend that people seek formal training. The red Cross offers both online and classroom training at an affordable cost, visit their training webpage HERE. A training dvd from the manufacturer is also available at the clubhouse in the rack just left of the AED.

 

Main Pier Marina AED
Main Pier Marina AED