Seabrook Marina Blog

Boating under the Influence Guide

by Veronica Jeans May 12, 2017

Seabrook Marina Safety TipBUI is just as deadly as drinking and driving!

Did you know:

  • A boat operator is likely to become impaired more quickly than a driver, drink for drink?
  • The penalties for BUI can include large fines, revocation of operator privileges and serious jail terms?
  • The use of alcohol is involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities?

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New Restaurant at Seabrook Marina & Shipyard

by Veronica Jeans May 12, 2017

construction on the new restaurant at Seabrook Marina & Shipyard, Seabrook Texas

 

The new restaurant will have abundant views of the Clear Creek Channel and superlative views of sunsets on Clear Lake and 320-foot dock for boaters to tie up to.

No matter what part of the restaurant you are seated in the views will be superb.

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GBCA Racing Update

by Veronica Jeans April 14, 2017

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Coast Guard Approved Extinguishers

by Veronica Jeans April 13, 2017

approved fire extinguishers
Coast Guard approved extinguishers required for boats are hand portable, either B-I or B-II classification and have a specific marine type-mounting bracket. Look for the part of the label that says "Marine Type USCG". It is recommended the extinguishers be mounted in a readily accessible position, away from the areas where a fire could likely start, such as the galley or the engine compartment.

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Race to the Border 2017 for Offshore Racers & Cruisers

by Veronica Jeans April 13, 2017

RACE TO THE BORDER 2017 - TEXAS - TRUE NORHT MARINE SPONSOR

ATTENTION All Offshore Racers & Cruisers
Race Start: June 3rd
Destination: South Padre Island
Come Join Us for a Kickoff Party at the GBCA Clubhouse - Located in Watergate Yachting Center
April 15th, from 2-6 pm

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Boat Show Texas - South West International Boat Show 2017

by Amanda Jeans April 05, 2017

Boat Show Texas - South West International Boat Show 2017

Show Hours

Thursday, April 6:             12Noon – 7pm
Friday, April 7:                   12Noon -7pm
Saturday, April 8:              10am -7pm
Sunday, April 9:                 10am -6pm

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Preparing Your Boat for the Season

by Veronica Jeans March 18, 2017

 PREPARING YOUR BOAT FOR THE SEASON PRE-SEASON CHECKLIST

It is that time of the year again. The weather is improving and boating is in the air!

We have found a comprehensive list for your pre-season checklist to prepare your boat for the upcoming spring and summer season. 

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Spring Pre-Season Checklist for Boats

by Veronica Jeans March 17, 2017

Content By Boat Safe  It is that time of the year again. The weather is improving and boating is in the air!  We have found a comprehensive list for your pre-season checklist to prepare your boat for the upcoming spring and summer season.
Preparing Your Boat for the Season

In order to assure a safe and uneventful season here in Galveston Bay Texas, you need to make sure that you go through the list below and take a note of any discrepancies that need attention. 

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Seabrook Marina Opens New Pool

by Veronica Jeans February 18, 2017

seabrook Marina new pool opens

Seabrook Marina is very excited about the new pool overlooking the Clearlake channel right at the west point of the marina. So as you are cruising around the corner it has a 270 degree boat watching opportunity.

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How to Transport Your Boat Safely

by Veronica Jeans February 17, 2017

Seabrook Marina transportation services

A boat is an expensive investment that can often be tricky to transport if the owner does not have a vehicle and trailer capable of hauling it. Boat transportation services are designed for consumers who want safe and efficient shipping.

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The right size Dockline for your boat

by Veronica Jeans January 18, 2017

Adequate docklines for your boat - Seabrook Texas

Adequate size docklines for the size of your vessel.

Adequate size docklines for you boat is especially important in bad weather. When leaving your boat on the dock, make sure your boat is protected from coming adrift. 

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6 Steps to learn how to fix your boat's electronics in an emergency

by Veronica Jeans January 18, 2017

Learn how to fix your boat's electronics in an emergencyELECTRICAL REPAIRS CHECKLIST

Don’t cancel your trip or unexpectedly head back to port because of electronic or electrical failure. Here is a checklist of steps you can take to make your own emergency repairs.

 

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Seabrook & Kemah & Clear Lake Area Events January to May 2017

by Veronica Jeans January 13, 2017

Seabrook and Kemah events - Keels & Wheels - March & April Events

Seabrook & Kemah & Clear Lake Area Events January to May 2017

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Stocking Stuffers for Boat Lovers - 2016

by Veronica Jeans December 17, 2016

Aquatic Hat for Christmas

Found these cool gifts for boat owners on BoatModo who search the world to find THE BEST GIFTS for boaters, top gadgets for boat owners, holiday presents for yacht owners, super sailing tools, top fishing gear, ...

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September - December 2016 Seabrook/ Kemah Area Events - Texas

by Veronica Jeans December 17, 2016

Check out Events in Seabrook - Kemah area - September - December 2016

Every Saturday from 9 - 1pm - Farmer's Market at Clearlake Shores

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Seabrook Marina Repair Yard - Contractor Spotlight

by Veronica Jeans November 23, 2016

Motonautica Marine Services - Seabrook Marina Repair Yard A full scale mechanical services company with a focus on quality assurance.

We're here to help you with all of your marine mechanical needs. From mechanical inspections to troubleshooting a difficult situation to annual services and major re-powers, we're here to make your boating experience as smooth as possible. 

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New Boat Toys 2016 Shopping List for Christmas

by Veronica Jeans November 18, 2016

ROV - remotely operated vehicle for underwater

Excellent article about Remote Operated Vehicles and some tips.

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles

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Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles - ROV

by Veronica Jeans November 18, 2016

ROV - remote operated vehicle underwater at seabrook marinaUnderwater Remotely Operated Vehicles

By David Schmidt - http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/

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 Fire Prevention for Boat Owners

by Veronica Jeans September 22, 2016

boat fires and tips from the fire department

Advice from the Fire Department

  • Most marina fires start aboard an individual boat. Many of the common fire prevention tips for homes apply to boats too.

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What causes the biggest boat losses every year?

by Veronica Jeans September 22, 2016

Seabrook Marina fixed floating docks - how to prevent fires

Fire ranks No. 5 among all boat losses, according to BoatUS Marine Insurance Program claims files. Dig a little deeper, and those claims files also tell the six specific areas that lead to most reported boat fires. Since be­ing forewarned is being forearmed.

Here are the top culprits and some tips on how to avoid them:

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How to Report a Boating Accident

by Veronica Jeans September 22, 2016

When involved in a boating accident, the operator is required by Section 31.104 of the Parks and Wildlife Code to adhere so certain actions.

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Summer Fun - July - August 2016 Seabrook/ Kemah Area Events - Texas

by Veronica Jeans June 20, 2016

July - August 2016 SEABROOK/ KEMAH AREA EVENTS - TEXASJune - August 2016

June every Thursday Night - Rock the Dock - Kemah Boardwalk

June 10, 17, 24 - Fireworks Friday - Kemah Boardwalk 

Every Sat from 9 - 1pm - Farmer's Market - Clearlake Shores

May 28 - Sept 5 - 27th Annual CCA State of Texas Anglers' Rodeo

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10 Tips for the Hurricane Season

by Veronica Jeans June 18, 2016 1 Comment

Seabrook Marina J and I dock after hurricane Ike near Galveston Bay
The Boating Magazine gives some really good tips on hurricane preparedness and we have some great links for information when, what and how about Hurricane preparedness and especially in the Seabrook area.

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5 Essential Hurricane Tips

by Veronica Jeans May 28, 2016

hurricane preparedness - seabrook marina texasHere are 5 essential hurricane preparedness tips curated from several sources.

1. ENTER EACH HURRICANE SEASON PREPARED. Every June through November, recheck your supply of boards, tools, batteries, nonperishable foods, and the other equipment you will need if a hurricane strikes your town.

2. WHEN YOU HEAR THE FIRST TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY, listen for future messages. This will prepare you for a hurricane emergency well in advance of the issuance of watches and warnings.

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