Welcome 2021 with a smile
Is everyone glad to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021? We have had a somewhat mild winter as far as snowfall goes but the temperature didn’t let us forget it was winter in New England! After being inside with little exposure to others everyone is excited to see a warm, sunny summer and get boating underway. Just a reminder for those of you down south, it will be a few weeks before ice out!
A reminder that we are requiring a mask be worn inside any buildings and if you are within 6’ of anyone. Many of us have been vaccinated but a mask is for everyone’s protection.
I’m sure many of you have experienced an issue with not receiving a new appliance or a part that is necessary to repair something. We in the Marine Industry are not immune. Because of the shutdowns last year we have very limited new boats in stock. We are still experiencing a backlog of boats and parts that were ordered back in September of 2020. Please be patient with our staff if we have to tell you we cannot accommodate your request.
News from Marine Patrol:
The recent passage of the amendment to 46 USC 4312 requires all operators of boats to use/wear the boat’s Engine Cut-Off Switches (ECOS) when operating above headway (displacement speed in federal terms). This applies to all boats less than 26 feet in length.
Federal agencies will now be enforcing the ECOS mandatory wear laws. This will apply to all motorboats less than 26 feet in length with 115 lbs. of static thrust (approx. 3 horsepower) or more. ECOS can be manual or electronic and must be maintained and remain serviceable by the owner.
Owners of boats that were not manufactured with ECOS (requirement for boat builders was effective 01/01/2020, although many were built with them long before) will not be required to install the switch.
Boats 26 feet and larger
Boats travelling less than headway/displacement speed
Boats with fully enclosed cabins including rear doors preventing person from going overboard.
In NH, federal agencies can enforce this on the coastal waters and those under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers. NH does not yet require mandatory ECOS wear. As a result, Marine Patrol Officers will not be enforcing this federal requirement.
Customer Appreciation Party
Last year was the first time since inception we did not have a Customer Appreciation Party in the Valet Building because of Covid19. We are not sure at this time if it would be safe for 2021 either. For those of you who are new customers ask your neighbor or an employee about it. We had food, fun, dancing and prizes usually held mid-August 6-10pm. It’s the Fay Way to say how much we appreciate your patronage. The employees work the party so you and your family can sit and enjoy!
Parking at the Yard
Parking at the yard can become an issue quickly. We appreciate your cooperation in minimizing the number of vehicles you bring. Carpooling would be appreciated. We launch boats through the end of June so please keep in mind we maneuver with forklifts carrying boats so if you’re not sure if you’re parked in the way, please ask!
On another note, if you see something in the yard that is concerning to you, please let management know so we may properly address your concern. We cannot think of everything and cannot fix what we don’t know is broken.
Share with Fay’s
We are always looking for videos and photos of your family enjoying the Lake so post on our website. Show off your family having a ball or leave a nice comment. Go to www.faysboatyard.com under “About us” under “Customer testimonials”
We do have the ability to save a stamp and a tree so let us email your monthly statement. If you choose email make sure Michelle has the correct one on file. To send her a note use firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your email.
Happenings over the winter
- We have been working year round improving things. Some improvements are quite visible and some are not so apparent.
- A complete teardown and rebuild of the brown bathrooms in the middle of the yard. North of the Valet building will be completed by the end of April / May.
- New gas pumps are installed at the gas dock
- Jeff’s lower shop got some much needed TLC
- Repairs on docks are continuous and electrical work will be continued also
- The chandlery (store) was spruced up with some paint
The Crew at Fay’s
The Fay Family: Jeffrey Fay Merrill Fay William Fay Steven Fay (all working members at the yard)
Linda DiRosa: Manager
Michelle Daviault: AR/AP Bookkeeping
Ralph Reinhold: Yard Manager
Crew: Caleb Drouin, Sam Muscella, Tom Alley
Marvin White: Electrician
Rick Dean: Service Coordinator
Norton Munsey: Marine Tech
Matt Abbate: Marine Tech
Rob Fay: Marine Tech
Bob Kyle: Parts & Store
Eric Harper: Fiberglass Technician
Pepper Sawyer: Canvas Maker
Wayne Barton: Sailboat Manager
Jason Kephart: Tech
Tavis Gibbons: Tech
Bill Bickford: Tech
Mathew Gibbons: Tech
Steve Papavlo: Valet Manager
Kyle Cosselman: Marine Tech
Carla Easter: Assistant in Valet
Fay’s Boat Sales: Sean Mulligan, Melissa Higgins & Miaya Shurbert
Abby Miller: Boat Detailer & Store Assistant
Store: Genevieve Galligan
The Ship: Bonnie Burnett and Lauryn Spadafore
Gas Dock: Kaitlyn Marcella, Brandon Dickinson & Sophia Macdonald