Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-22-2020, 06:02 PM   #1
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
New Configuration For Fernandina Marina

The new configuration of the Fernandina Marina. Notice no more slips, everything runs north to south which will allow the current to move through and reduce the big silting problem they had there!

Their website say March 20th is still the target for re-opening, though I know they are taking bookings now.

http://fhmarina.com/news/wp-content/...figuration.pdf
__________________
Advertisement

menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 06:13 PM   #2
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 17,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by menzies View Post
The new configuration of the Fernandina Marina. Notice no more slips, everything runs north to south which will allow the current to move through and reduce the big silting problem they had there!

Their website say March 20th is still the target for re-opening, though I know they are taking bookings now.

http://fhmarina.com/news/wp-content/...figuration.pdf
Can you read or do you know what the colors represent? Looks like all side tie, no slips?

It will be nice to have them back.
__________________

BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 06:38 PM   #3
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by BandB View Post
Can you read or do you know what the colors represent? Looks like all side tie, no slips?

It will be nice to have them back.
That's what I previously heard, and then saw this posted. All side ties.

Now the question is what they will do with their residents. Do they get a "spot" along the inside docks. And will they have some configuration of piles to tie to in a blow? Not clear from that document.

From what I heard once the funding was identified they tried to get permission to move the marina north - the the bend about a half mile north or so, where there was better current and "cleaning" waters. That either got turned down or the design team realized it would make docking a lot more difficult.
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 07:05 PM   #4
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 17,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by menzies View Post
That's what I previously heard, and then saw this posted. All side ties.

Now the question is what they will do with their residents. Do they get a "spot" along the inside docks. And will they have some configuration of piles to tie to in a blow? Not clear from that document.

From what I heard once the funding was identified they tried to get permission to move the marina north - the the bend about a half mile north or so, where there was better current and "cleaning" waters. That either got turned down or the design team realized it would make docking a lot more difficult.
Yes, and this design was a compromise but it ultimately was go with it now or battle and wait even longer. We once, very briefly, considered doing something in Fernandina and we quickly found out from our discussions that getting anything done there would become a nightmare. There is the quite common inherent war between those who want the island in it's natural state of decades ago, and don't want to spend money on improvements, and those who want to fully develop it and turn it into a moneymaking tourist destination and are willing to spend money. The first group would have no marina. The second group would have a mega marina.
BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 09:01 PM   #5
Guru
 
caltexflanc's Avatar
 
City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,516
I take it the dinghy dock is still in the same general location? It was very handy there near shore on the south side. We always anchored out in the Bell River.
__________________
George

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
caltexflanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 09:48 PM   #6
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
I take it the dinghy dock is still in the same general location? It was very handy there near shore on the south side. We always anchored out in the Bell River.
No idea from this layout, but I did see on their FB page that the dinghy dock is now open for those anchoring out.

I also have a boating neighbor tell me that there was going to be a partial marina opening this weekend. I can't verify that right now but will post if I can.

The northern boaters will probably start the migration back in the next month or two so I am sure they want to be as open as they can for that.
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 08:06 AM   #7
Guru
 
ranger42c's Avatar
 
City: Maryland
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 42' Sportfish
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by menzies View Post
Their website say March 20th is still the target for re-opening, though I know they are taking bookings now.
Interesting to hear; I just yesterday asked them (be email) of they are still targeting the March 2020 opening, no response yet.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BandB View Post
Can you read or do you know what the colors represent? Looks like all side tie, no slips?
I can't tell what the colors mean, and can't read the labels... but that's what it looked like to us when we came through there in November, all long docks with side ties. In fact, the docks themselves seemed to be completed; mostly we saw folks who looked like they were working on electrical systems.


Quote:
Originally Posted by menzies View Post
No idea from this layout, but I did see on their FB page that the dinghy dock is now open for those anchoring out.

I also have a boating neighbor tell me that there was going to be a partial marina opening this weekend. I can't verify that right now but will post if I can.
That be very useful info for us, if you hear more. We'd like to stop there on our way back north in early-ish March.

-Chris
__________________
South River, Chesapeake Bay
ranger42c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 09:03 AM   #8
Member
 
City: Here and there
Country: US
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 8
Legend:
Yellow- Existing Docks
Blue- Proposed Additions/Reconfiguration
Date of plan Dec. 2016
Porgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2020, 11:16 AM   #9
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
You can see the old and new here:

Fernandina Harbor Marina ยป Marina Layout
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2020, 07:19 AM   #10
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Florida
Country: usa
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,014
according to TV news , Marina will have soft opening today.
__________________
Jack ...Chicken of the sea! 1600 ton Master of towing/Oceans. 1600 ton Master/Oceans.
Sailor of Fortune is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2020, 07:36 AM   #11
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailor of Fortune View Post
according to TV news , Marina will have soft opening today.
Yep, they posted on their Facebook page yesterday afternoon that they are accepting waiting list boats today.
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2020, 08:17 AM   #12
Guru
 
ranger42c's Avatar
 
City: Maryland
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 42' Sportfish
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4,846
Thanks. We don't do Facebook, and their website hasn't been updated.... so I'd have no other way to know this. Unless they answer my email... from Tuesday... which hasn't happened yet.

-Chris
__________________
South River, Chesapeake Bay
ranger42c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2020, 07:17 PM   #13
Guru
 
fryedaze's Avatar
 
City: Solomons Island Md
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Fryedaze
Vessel Model: MC 42 (Overseas Co) Monk 42
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,323
The cool thing is that the south fairways are 100 ft and 116 ft wide. Nice setup. 400+ and 700+ long.
__________________
Dave Frye
Fryedaze, MC 42 (Monk 42') 1989 Overseas Co
https://mvfryedaze.blogspot.com/
fryedaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2020, 07:32 PM   #14
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by fryedaze View Post
The cool thing is that the south fairways are 100 ft and 116 ft wide. Nice setup. 400+ and 700+ long.
Kind of what they have at Charleston City Marina.
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2020, 12:14 PM   #15
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
We took a drive up to Fernandina yesterday. Walked down to check out the marina status. Some photos of the new layout, the sturdy outside piles and cleats. The north part of the marina and the old dock master's office are still closed off. There is a new dock master's office up top. They told me that they don't expect to have fuel available until June earliest.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134158275.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	145.7 KB
ID:	99222   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134205929_HDR.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	172.9 KB
ID:	99223   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134228335.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	155.8 KB
ID:	99224   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134252525.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	149.6 KB
ID:	99225   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134325440_HDR.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	158.2 KB
ID:	99226  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134427289_HDR.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	130.2 KB
ID:	99227   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134531358.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	117.9 KB
ID:	99228   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_134820687_HDR.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	199.1 KB
ID:	99229   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200209_135224692_HDR.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	179.7 KB
ID:	99230  
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2020, 01:23 PM   #16
Guru
 
caltexflanc's Avatar
 
City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,516
Thanks for posting; looks like it will be very nice. For fuel, Port Consolidated (FKA Florida Petroleum) is just a little north.
Is the mooring field still there? If not any plans to re-institute it?
__________________
George

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
caltexflanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2020, 02:48 PM   #17
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,200
There are some balls out there, but looking at it I don't believe they have reset the field yet - the few boats out there looked like they were anchored.
__________________

menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×