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It is my understanding that due to this COVID-19 crap any marina that does not sell gas cannot open for business. Does anyone have any info on this ??
 

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Marlboro YC , I heard won't begin to install docks until end of april. It generally takes 2-3 weekend to install. I believe striper seasom is over for us.
 

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Yeah all "non-essential" businesses are shut down across the state. Here's more info and what is considered essential:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/go...es-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order

Gas stations are listed under essential, which is probably why marinas with gas can remain open, but from what J_R posted sounds like it excludes recreational use.

Also exempt are single employee businesses. So if you know of any marinas that can function with no more than one on-site employee at any given time I guess they could remain open. But I'm sure they will be bombarded due to the closure of other larger marinas. And I'm betting there will be a massive line of boats waiting to launch/unload at the unmanned boat ramps.

But another issue... I went to get trout worms today and realized all the bait shops are shut down too... So what are we going to do about bloodworms? Guess if everyone has sabikis from last year they can jig up herring. But no bait and it won't matter if the marinas are open.
 

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Northern Dutchess Archery is still open as well. They've set up a pickup window for the time being. Plenty of info on hours and bait availability on their Facebook page.
 

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I heard from a couple people who keep their boats in a marina that they were instructed to come get their boats ready to pull out of the water by the marina operators
 

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I went to White's Hudson River Marina today and spoke to the owners. All New York marina's and ramps are closed. Recreational boating (& Fishing?) are considered non-essential. The marina can only service (pump gas or repair) boats for government and essential businesses.
Here's a link:
https://www.syracuse.com/coronaviru...inas-playgrounds-in-coronavirus-shutdown.html
That's not accurate. Rather than link to a newspaper article go read the Executive Order. It explains that Marinas and Launches are not essential businesses but doesn't cover unmanned or private ramps along with cartop boats. It says absolutely nothing about recreational boating or fishing.
 

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My upstate Marina owner advised:"Any Marina registered as Corporation can not open as non-essential". Mine is Independent so will be open. I'd think that would apply for Cornwall & Marlboro Yacht Club ? Worth checking. I'm skipping season (1st time 25yrs) & heading to Lake Ontario.
It is my understanding that due to this COVID-19 crap any marina that does not sell gas cannot open for business. Does anyone have any info on this ??
 
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