As the temperature begins dropping off over the next few days, we will be winterizing the dock water systems on Thursday. The pump out service will be winterized after that, more than likely at the beginning of next week. We will keep you updated as we progress through the end of the season. ... See MoreSee Less
Good afternoon! With the end of the season approaching, here's the latest news:
-Beginning next season, the 600 and 700 docks will no longer be rented out, as we will be working on decommissioning them in the springtime. As we're sure most boaters here are aware, they are definitely showing their age, and would be very costly to get up to current dock standards. We are working on a way to accommodate any boaters that will be displaced by this decision, most likely based on:
->Seniority (how long you've been at Sunset) -> Rock Island residents -> non-Rock Island residents
If you have dock boxes, hoses, or ropes next to your slip, you’ll need to remove those as soon as possible. This is a work in progress, so if you have any questions, feel free to call the office.
-On the topic of items left on the docks: please keep in mind that when you sign a contract with us for slip dockage, you are RENTING the slip from the marina. This means that while we will do our best to keep your slip assignment from season to season if you choose to return, there is no guarantee that you will end up in the exact same spot unless you get your contract in before Slip Swap starts in January. For that reason, we ask that you please clean up your slip and remove any items that you do not wish to lose over the winter. While there are locked gates at the shore entrance to all docks, they are by no means a complete security solution, so anything you leave is at your own risk.
-We are asked daily about dredging, so here’s what we can tell you: the City of RI has been working with Edgewater Solutions on a plan to get dredging done in the marina, and talks have also started with US Army Corp of Engineers about ways to get some depth in our river entrance. While there are no firm dates or permits in place yet, and there is still quite a bit of planning to do, we are optimistic that we will start seeing work done this coming spring, with the installation of a new 400 dock to follow! We are finding out new details regularly, so we will try to keep you updated as we find out more.
-Our lift schedule is surprisingly light for next week, so if you're not on the schedule and you have a boat in a slip here, you need to get in contact with us ASAP so we can help you get out before we winterize the marina. Anyone in their slip past the 31st will need approval from the marina, and will be charged $5.00 a day for the first 5 days, then $1.00 per foot PER DAY past that.
-Finally, we have had to temporarily change the lock on the trailer lot, which means customers do not have access with their keys for the time being. If you need your trailer or boat out of the lot, you can stop in the office or call during business hours and we will do our best to help you out. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and expect to have the situation remedied shortly.
As always, if there are any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We appreciate your patronage in 2023, and look forward to seeing you in 2024! ... See MoreSee Less
We DJ Young are currently on the 600 dock. Been there over 20 years. What do we need to do now?
Bob Shadden Cindy Burke
Jennifer Anderson McDowell looks like our boat will be homeless.
Sunset marina is a joke. Dredging should have been done there years ago with a yearly maintenance plan. So glad we left and we didn't leave a moment too soon. Good luck to those of you who are left. You're gonna need it.
Good afternoon! As we wind down the season here, there's some info we would like to pass along to our boaters:
-The official last day of our season is October 31st. We would like to see all boats removed from the water by this date. If we pull your boat for the winter, whether or not we store it, you need to contact us to get on the lift schedule! We do boat lifts Monday thru Friday, starting at 8am, with our last lifts of the day usually scheduled no later than 2pm. If there are extenuating circumstances and you cannot get scheduled in this window, let us know and we'll see what we can work out. Per our contract, any boats in the slip past October 31st will be charged $5 a day for the first 5 days, then $1 per ft every day until it is gone.
- We will begin winterizing particular parts of the marina as the weather changes. Typically, we'd like to push this out as close to the 31st as possible, but if we see that the weather will be getting too cold, we will have to winterize the dock water systems early. We will keep you updated if this becomes a necessity.
-We have had a theft of someone's property from the locked trailer lot on the southern side of the property. We feel it necessary to remind everyone at this point that if you need to get into the lot, PLEASE LOCK UP AFTER YOURSELF. We make sure it's locked when we leave at the end of our work day, but it's up to everyone to lock it up when they're done using it, ESPECIALLY if there is no one here.
- F3 is sending out their annual boater satisfaction survey, make sure to check your email and fill that out when you have a chance! It really does help to know what it is that our boaters would like to see here, and helps us plan for the next season!
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule your boat lift/storage, please call us @ 309-732-2282 (office) or 309-738-9734 (fuel dock/mobile) and we'll be happy to help! ... See MoreSee Less
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the office will be closed for the remainder of the day. The fuel dock will be open until 3pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and will resume normal hours tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less