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Archive for April, 2017

Port Renfrew Marina Report April 23/17

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Port Renfrew Marina will be opening this coming weekend for the 2017 season. The office will be open Sat. April 29th and will be open every day until closing in October.

To all early season guests for the 2017 season:  As many of you already know, we are in the process of upgrading our electrical distribution system at the marina. The underground construction process is taking more time than expected, in large part due to the terrible wet weather we have had. The electrical is all underground and the trenches have been like small rivers so we have had to work when the weather has permitted it. This will delay getting power supply to your campsite. If you are planning on setting up in the next two weeks please be aware that there will likely be no power available and to plan accordingly. Do not bring perishable foods that you aren’t prepared to consume before you leave or have a fridge set on propane. We are estimating that electricity will not be available for most serviced sites until mid May. Also when you arrive with your unit please make sure you come to the office so we can advise you as to if your spot can be driven over, some people will likely have to park in the storage area if their spots are still under electrical construction. Best to call us ahead of time and we can update you. The number is 250 483-1878 and it will be active.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you soon.

On the up side we now have water available at certain spots around the campground in standing pipes and our hope is that getting water will be a much easier job now.

Recently Port Renfrew Marina’s domain was about to expire and in the process of moving it to a different company there is a transfer that has to be done and there is a small chance that the site may go down for a day or two. We are hoping this won’t happen but if it does just know that it is temporary and we will be back up shortly.

As mentioned in the last report we now have a new caretaker, Reid Warren, who, pretty much all of you have met. He is in the modular to the right of the office. He is there daily but may be driving the excavator so if you call, leave a message and he can get back to you. His number is 250 483-1486. At this time we ask that anyone who has been seasonal please contact us as to your status on your return for this coming season.

We at Port Renfrew Marina all look forward to seeing all our old and new customers for this season and lets hope it’s a great one for fishing!

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report Apr.10/17

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Well another season at Port Renfrew Marina is only three weeks away from starting. This year we will be open on the weekend of April 29th. Bud, Tedi, Rex, Diane, Knut and Reid welcome you all back and look forward to seeing both old and new customers and friends for this 2017 season.  As most of you are aware last year the focus was to get a new water system in place. That has been done and there may be even more improvements on it before we open. When you arrive you will notice standing pipes in different areas of the marina so there will be no need to fill up at the old water truck. We also have a fire hydrant for any kind of fire emergency.

This year we have been busy upgrading our entire electrical system which was in dire need of doing. When you arrive this year please check in at the office if you are one of our customers who uses power, the system is different now. Redoing the electrical system is a huge job to get done in a very short period of time before we open this spring. Luckily we have Reid Warren (who seems to be a machine himself!) on the machines all day every day working to get this done before we open but if not please be patient! We are going as fast as we can. As each upgrade and repair is done we will be moving on to other much needed areas of work.

A heads up on a few other changes also. First, we recommend you check our website out on the rates page and check out some minor rate increases for the 2017 season to see if they apply to you. This is the first rate increase in four years.

Also we are pleased to announce we have a new caretaker for the marina. It is Reid Warren of RAW Charters. He will be in the modular and he is the person you need to contact if you are needing to come out to check on things while we are closed. The gate as usual is kept locked during that time and he will need to be contacted to make sure the gate is open for you. The phone number to reach him is the same as before 250 483-1486.

So far we have not  heard much in the way of the forecast for fishing this year and from previous years we have found often they aren’t extremely reliable, so time will tell soon. At least your stay at the marina should be more comfortable this year. Reports through the grapevine say crabbing is good already so it should prove to be a good year hopefully.

Bud & Rex