July 27, 2021

Phone is not working - Bell is in the area working on the problem . . . 

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May 22, 2021

What a day we had today.

The sun came out, the black flies and mosquitoes were getting plenty of food and the warm wind was blowing through the long scruffy hair of many boaters!

On a very sincere non-sarcastic note, I would like to thank everyone that showed up this morning still in their pajamas some with coffee in hand to pick-up their boat(s).  Those who couldn’t make it, had the courtesy to call and let us know.  You took the phone call, email or FB message to heart and quite honestly impressed us.

I am still trying to figure out if you were afraid of getting another phone call from me or if you really wanted to go boating.  Regardless, thank you to everyone.  You’ve certainly taken quite a load off our docks!

Now that we know you can do it, we’ll expect the same turnout next year. 

We can now continue working on the next group eagerly waiting to hear my voice.

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Announcement | May 20, 2021

Can we say woo-hoo loud enough for the folks “socially distanced” in the back!!!

Finally, the moment you have been waiting for.  Saturday May 22nd (NOT Friday) we will be able to launch and release boats.

Many of you had the privilege of hearing my voice this afternoon as I gave you the fantastic news that your boat would be ready for pick-up on Saturday rain or shine.  You may have thought I was joking about picking it up in the rain … I’m not … boats still function in the rain.  We know this because we get them ready and put them away in the rain!

As of Saturday, customers will be able to launch boats at the marina – residents on Lewis Road will be extremely happy to hear this.  We will also be able to pump gas on the water when you come by boat.  You can finally put those jerry cans away and help to support the marina by letting us do the filling for you.  For those of you who were coming here to fill your jerry cans this month THANK YOU!!

If you have already put a request in for your boat to be removed from storage, you are in the que and we are busy working to get ahead of the schedule.  You should be hearing from us within the next couple of weeks (we are not making guarantees for this weekend) so please don’t make promises to the kids and grandkids - we don’t want them disappointed any more than they already have been this year.

Remember, during a "normal" year, we require a minimum of 2-weeks notice.

Here is a refresher from our announcement back on April 8th.

It should be easy-peasy now that we’ve had a year (sigh) of practice. Below is what we would like everyone to follow while on the property – Yes, even if you have had your vaccine!!!

  • Please DO NOT enter the shop work area unmasked. We will come to you.
  • Keep at least 2 Great Dane lengths from other customers and staff.  There are two wandering around if you require a visual.
  • If you are unable to properly distance, please wear a mask.  We have available for purchase Paudash Lake lumberjack plaid masks as well as matching bandanas for your furry friends … I know we all have that one friend, but I’m referring to your pets!
  • Sanitizer is available in multiple locations.  Please use it, especially if you just peed in the bush – you know who you are and we know who you are!
  • One vehicle at a time using the launch.
  • One family at a time on the docks while loading and unloading.
  • When visiting for fuel, please tie up with the fuel cap on the dock side or lift the portable tanks onto the dock - we know this was tricky and confusing for the first few visits last season, but by the end of the summer most of you had it mastered.  This procedure keeps our staff as well as your family safe from us having to climb through your boat.
  • We will remove and replace your gas cap.  This way, we’re not left wondering in the middle of the night if it was put back on.
  • We are limiting the number of boats on the gas dock requiring fuel to two at a time.  Please DO NOT PARK where the pylons are.  You wouldn't, well shouldn't do this in your car so don’t do it in the boat.
  • Customers will be asked to leave the boat and go a safe distance from the fuel attendant while fueling.
  • Please have ropes with your boat so you can do the above step.
  • If we holler at you to move away or wait your turn it’s normally out of kindness!

We are not here to police or tell you what to do while boating, but below is what the government is asking of you.

“All boaters also have responsibilities; Each person responsible for a boat or watercraft shall ensure that if a group of persons uses that boat or watercraft together for recreational purposes, the members of the group are all members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of the household.”

We hope everyone has an enjoyable and responsible long-weekend and we encourage each of you to do your part and help feed the blackflies.

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Announcement | May 14, 2021

Aside from everyone here at PLM working hard to get boats ready to hit the water, we don’t have the news you’ve been waiting to hear.

Many of you (unless you’ve been living under a rock … in which case you don’t care about boating) likely heard that the stay-at-home order has been extended until at least June 2nd.

What that means for you, is that our previous announcement from April 18th (which you can find below) is still relevant until restrictions on outdoor activities are lifted.

If you don’t have the ability to trailer your boat offsite or your boat is without a trailer and you haven’t contacted us with your request, we are currently booking into mid to late June - providing marine restrictions get lifted June 2nd.

Please don't shoot the messenger. We would like nothing more than to be able to free up our docks and yard space.  Until then, we all need to sit tight and dig deep to find patience.

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Announcement | April 18, 2021

Here we go again folks [deep sigh].  Hold on for the next ride of 2021.

The dark cloud has re-emerged around Paudash Lake Marina and all other marinas for that matter within Ontario.  With the rapid surge of Covid-19 cases causing an announcement from the Government of Ontario, we have been given notice that effective immediately we are no longer permitted to promote recreational boating.  What does that mean?

With these new restrictions, we are currently permitted to do the following:

  • Repair and service boats and watercraft with contactless drop-off and pick-up.
  • Enable water access customers to reach their place of residence/property.
  • Remove and ready boats from storage to be trailered off-site.
  • Retail marine parts & accessories, grocery, hardware and plumbing items.
  • Refill propane tanks and jerry cans, provide fuel for automobiles and supply aviation fuel.

What we cannot do until further notice:        

  • Provide fuel for recreational boating (with the exception of water access customers and the last point above).
  • Launch boats for recreational boating – Ultimately, if you can access your cottage by road, you don’t meet the criteria to have your boat launched.
  • Our boat launch is temporarily closed to the public.

For customers that have already requested their boat(s) which are on trailers from storage, you can trailer them away yourself, otherwise, if we are required to launch it, you will need to wait until the stay at home order is lifted.

Customers that do not have trailers and have already contacted us to have their boat(s) before the May long-weekend, we will endeavor to get them ready and launched once given the go-ahead from the Government.

Please understand that we have limited overflow dockage available for road access customers without trailers and as a result, we will not be able to satisfy everyone immediately once the restrictions are lifted.  Kindly allow us some time and we will get you back onto the water.

This is certainly not the news PLM or any other marina wanted to hear, especially during one of the busiest times of our season.  Like so many other businesses that have been shuttered on and off throughout the last year, it is now our turn to feel the frustration.

Regardless of how [insert expletive] frustrated we are feeling today, we will do what has been asked and what needs to be done to get us all back on track to enjoying what summer at the lake should be.

Unlike last summer, Paudash Lake and the surrounding area is no longer a safe refuge.  Unfortunately, Covid-19 has made its way into the local community and we must all act responsibly to protect one another.

We continue to ask for your patience and understanding while we get through these relentless rough waters.

Please continue to spread kindness not Covid.

Tyleen & Rod

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Announcement | April 8, 2021

It’s pretty unbelievable that it has almost been a year (April 10th) when we made our first COVID-19 announcement surrounding the uncertainty of what we could and couldn’t do as a marina. 

To say that last spring was stressful is an understatement … we (I) still have night sweats over the whole thing.  2020 was by far the worst delayed start Paudash Lake Marina has ever experienced.  It left many owners waiting much longer than normal to receive their boat(s).  We know many of you were frustrated – believe me, we were too.

Despite the current situation within the province, we are hopeful that this spring start-up will be a much smoother ride than last.  We now have a year under our belt, a better idea of what worked last season and we will tweak the things that didn’t.

First things first, we are currently in the process of repairing and putting our docks back into the water.  Once the docks are in, our main priority will be the launching of our water access customers’ then mainland boat requests (with a minimum of 2-weeks’ notice) to follow.

We understand that the COVID travel restrictions may hinder your summer plans.  We would like to reiterate what was mentioned in our spring newsletter that was sent out to our storage & dockage customers.  The customary summer storage fee for boats that are left in storage for the 2021 summer season will be waived for all of our storage customers.  If you think you’re not going to have time for the boat this season – don’t worry, it can stay where it is!

As was the case last spring, the general store will remain closed until Friday June 25th.  Please bring all items necessary to get you through your stay.

It should be easy-peasy now that we’ve had a year (sigh) of practice.  Here is a refresher of what we would like everyone to follow while on the propertyYes, even if you have had your vaccine!!!

  • Please DO NOT enter the shop work area.  We will come to you.
  • Keep at least 2 Great Dane lengths from other customers and staff.  We’ve recently added a third Dane to the PLM team, so there are plenty wandering around if you require a visual.
  • If you are unable to properly distance, please wear a mask.  This season, we have available for purchase Paudash Lake lumberjack plaid masks as well as matching bandanas for your furry friends … I know we all have that one friend, but I’m referring to your pets!
  • Sanitizer is available in multiple locations.  Please use it, especially if you just peed in the bush – you know who you are.
  • One vehicle at a time using the launch.
  • One family at a time on the docks while loading and unloading.
  • When visiting for fuel, please tie up with the fuel cap on the dock side or lift the portable tanks onto the dock - we know this was tricky and confusing for the first few visits last season, but by the end of the summer most (not all) of you had it mastered!  This procedure keeps our staff as well as your family safe from us having to touch and climb through your boat.
  • We are limiting the number of boats on the gas dock requiring fuel to two at a time.  Please DO NOT PARK where the pylons are.
  • Customers will be asked to leave the boat and go a safe distance from the fuel attendant while fueling.
  • Please have ropes with your boat so you can do the above step.
  • If we holler at you to move away or wait your turn it’s normally out of kindness!

Last summer at PLM, we were extremely fortunate with our safety measures in place to stay healthy and operate.  This season our goal is the exact same thing, to keep our family safe so we can continue to be here for your family.

We look forward to seeing everyone with their new dogs 😉 in the weeks and months ahead!

Tyleen & Rod

Located on a quiet bay where Upper and Lower Paudash Lake meet; Paudash Lake Marina has been a family owned and operated business since 1972. Bill & Joan Ackerman built and operated the marina from 1972-1992 when it was then purchased by Des & Laraine Noblett who continued to successfully run it from 1992-2009. Current owners Tyleen & Rod Copland assumed ownership in 2009 after the retirement of Tyleen’s parents.

Proud Winner of the 2011

Service Excellence Award

for North Hastings

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