LMYC Members spent most of the weekend diving and restoring tethers on the lake's mooring buoys. Scuba J made 29 dives inspecting tethers and anchor blocks and added new wire rope tethers to 20 buoys. With only 5 more dives remaining, attention will now move to replacing damaged buoys, getting new numbers and reflectors in place, and hopefully anchoring some new buoys at approved locations.
A Big thanks to NORTH TEXAS MARINEOF GAINESVILLE for loaning their maintenance boat for the effort. The job would have been almost impossible without that work boat.
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DAMAGE TO THE DOCK
The windstorm last week resulted in significant damage to some of the docks.
Almost all of the docks have moved to some degree.
The Marina will have insurance adjustors on site next week.
If you discover ANY DAMAGE TO THE DOCKS PLEASE REPORT that to the marina management immediately so they can include the damage in their insurance adjustment.
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Clean Up Day
May 21, 2016
Thanks to all who participated in the Marina Clean-Up Day this past Saturday.
And a BIG thanks to Glen and Terri Pinkston for a great lunch!!
Boating Safety Training
Another successful FREE training course.
20 students. A big thanks to all who worked to make this important course a success.
Great Video of Lake Murray Marina and Tucker Tower
Published on Mar 6, 2016
This video was shot on March 5th, 2016. All video was shot with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced quadcopter. The song is "Ocean Drive" by Duke Dumont.
OHP Officer Mike Groeber demonstrates use of the new Side Scan Sonar to LYMC Board Members over the Memorial Day Weekend.
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LMYC Procures Hummingbird 360 Side Scan Sonar for Oklahoma Highway Patrol to use for Search and Rescue at Lake Murray.
Great news article on the Sonar on KTEN 5/27/15.
Click HERE to view the video report.
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LMYC Members Repairing Buoy
Did You Know?.......
May 15, 2016. The tie-up buoys located in many coves on Lake Murray were donated to the State of Oklahoma by the Lake Murray Yacht Club. Under agreement with the State, LMYC provides for maintenance and repair of the buoys.
The buoys are available to all boaters on a first come - first serve basis. Anyone noting a problem with a buoy should notify the LMYC.
Many of the buoys originally placed on the lake have failed and a number of the existing buoys have fallen in to disrepair.
LMYC has developed a repair plan and has received permission from the State to begain maintenance of existing buoys as soon as water temperatures permit.
A plan has been developed to deploy a number of new buoys (at locations where previously deployed buoys have failed) together with a program to maintain the buoys in good repair.
LMYC has met with State Park officials to review the plan and have received their general concurrence. The plan and budget are being submitted to Parks and Recreation for approval. The plan allows for maintenance of the existing buoys and as many as 13 new (replacement) buoys to be deployed this summer at locations approved by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
New tethers have been procurred and will be placed on all existing buoys. Plans, people, and equipment are ready to begin this effort Friday May 20.
Support the buoy program, join the Lake Murray Yacht Club.