Boating

2017 Boat Registration Form

Boat (Bot) N. A hole in the water into which one pours money.

Mooring Area

As a result of Civic Association efforts, Jacob’s Nose Cove has been designated as a permanent mooring area on the NOAA charts. All boats moored inside a line that runs from the tip of Jacob’s Nose to the outer point of land at the south end of the cove are not required to display a mooring light or sound a fog horn during inclement weather.

Security

We want to help protect your boat. To do this, we must know how to contact you in case of a boating emergency.

1. Display a CICA decal on your boat.

2. Display identification on you boat with your name, address and telephone number.

3. Register your boat with the Harbor Master. Boat registration forms are available from the Harbor Master or Membership Chairperson.

Pier and Boat Ramp

The pier and boat ramp are designed primarily for loading and unloading boats. Please do not park your car at the pier; there is plenty of room in the designated parking area. There just is not room to tie up a boat at the pier for a very long time.

Speed

Common sense says speed should be held down in the mooring area. Speeders and skiers in the area will be torpedoed at the earliest opportunity.

Dinghy Racks

CICA members can rent space on the dinghy rack. (See fee schedule). Contact the Membership Chairperson or Harbor Master prior to April 15th to reserve space. Spaces are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, with returning dinghies getting preference.

Small Boats

An area adjacent to the ramp has been provided for storing small sail boats (sunfish class).

Rules

Please read Section 8 Boating - under the CICA Rules and Regulations.

Moorings

Mooring in - Although not recommended, anyone who leaves their mooring in over the winter should locate and mark their moorings as early as possible in the Spring so another mooring will not be placed in the same area. In cases of conflict, the Harbor Master will arbitrate. He and his committee should be consulted before planning your mooring area. Mooring positions are assigned by the Harbor Master. The date you can obtain help in placing your mooring will be published in the Newsletter and posted on the mooring bulletin board. Once your mooring is placed in the harbor, DO NOT MOVE IT without consulting the Harbor Master.

Mooring out - A service for members only has been arranged for each Fall. On two Fall days the Association’s equipment and volunteers will be available to pull moorings. Dates will be advertised in September so members can schedule their time. If you wish your mooring to remain in over the winter, notify the Harbor Master.

How to Moor

Please follow some sound advice on how to moor in these waters if you love your boat, want to sleep at night, and dislike insurance claims. Whether power or sail, FIRST be sure you have a regulation type boat or float that can be easily seen by others.

Deep Water/Large Boats

Consult Chapman’s Book of Seamanship. The following information and diagram is taken from Royce’s Sailing Illustrated. Give your permanent mooring serious attention. This is especially important since our area is subject to winds of hurricane strength and resulting abnormal tides, and also since our boats can only have a limited amount of area or arc to swing through. The mushroom anchor has little holding power when first dropped. Have a rowboat riding on the painter for a week or so for the mushroom to have time to dig in. Since it is basically a pivot instead of an anchor, heavy chain is the mushroom anchor’s greatest need. If it has adequate chain, the snap of the boat’s pull will be absorbed by the chain, and the mushroom will be most difficult to break out.

A mushroom anchor in a good holding bottom with adequate heavy chain is the best boat insurance. Main area to watch for is wear o on the painter, and as storm seasons approach, always try to have two painters on a mooring. Examine and replace any worn links and shackles as needed during the year. Since the pins are able to work loose and set a boat adrift, always wire them, taking into due account the corrosion with eventual breakage of the wire.

Makeshift anchors such as locomotive wheels, chunks of concrete, manhole covers, etc. are wonderful on a calm day. However, when a storm hits the area, your boat may take the weight for a very expensive ride through our crowded mooring area. For the safety of all boaters, we recommend concrete block or mushroom anchors. A cup-shaped mushroom anchor that is properly dug in will be most difficult to break loose, if the boat has sufficient heavy chain with adequate scope to swivel.

Moorings should be inspected regularly for bottom chafing and corrosion. Periodically check fittings from surface to five feet below. Corrosion rate is more rapid in this area due to warmer temperature and higher oxygen content of water. Stainless steel is ideal out of water, but in water crevice corrosion and stress cracking takes place.

Boating Activities

A bulletin board is located at the Boat Ramp for announcing CICA boating activities.

Bulletin Board

A bulletin board is located at the Boat Ramp for announcing CICA boating activities.

* Any questions or comments regarding this information, please contact the Harbor Master.