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June E Newsletter 2020

June E Newsletter 2020

                                                                                                June 2020 

From the Helm

To all our valued members,

As one of my colleagues said to me recently, if you live long enough you will see a pandemic. I am happy I lived this long to see one but not sure how happy I am to have lived through one. I tend to be a practical guy who can see both sides of an issue. During our recent board meeting, the primary discussion was about whether we should hold our annual in person educational conference in late September or not. In fifteen years on the board I have never witnessed anything but a 100% consensus vote. The vote this past week was 5 adamantly in favor of in person conference, 5 adamantly opposed and 5 saying it is still too soon to tell. Our poll of our membership base fell along the same lines. This pandemic is very personal and everyone's opinion needs to be respected no matter what yours is.  I see both sides of this one and the middle. It was ultimately decided that we will not have our annual educational conference this year in September. I think all of us can understand the reasoning but it is truly sad that we will not have the opportunity to be together this year.

On a more positive note we at your association are excited about some educational opportunities we will be rolling out soon.

We appreciate your continued support in these trying times. 

Scott Robertson



Targeted by the Water Board Again!

The regulatory agencies are at it again. The State Water Resources Control Board is in the process of creating a 2020-2025 Nonpoint Source Program Implementation Plan. It is in the "proposed" stage, and the agency is seeking public input.

The Plan is 118 pages with a wide myriad of categories. There is a Coastal Section in the Plan, and Goal 4 of that Section relates specifically to Marina del Rey.   The Plan then goes onto a Goal 5, which will be the most impactful to our industry, which reads:

Goal 5: Reduce NPS discharges of biocides from boats residing in saltwater marinas in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

Background: Biocides are used in the hull paint for the boats residing in other marinas as well in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, including Alamitos Bay, Channel Island Harbor, King Harbor, Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, and Ventura Harbor-Ventura Keys. Although these marines are not subject to TMDLs, the Los Angeles Water Board intends to regulate these marinas in the same manner as the Marina del Rey Harbor to maintain the consistency in the compliance requirements. In accordance with the NPS Implementation Policy, discharges of biocides from the boats residing in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties shall be regulated by WDRs, waivers of WDRs, or other regulatory mechanisms.

Objectives and Milestones:

  1. Obtain information on the marina owners, operators, boaters, and biocides being used
    a.)Develop and issue a 13267 order (June 2023) 
  2. Develop a conditional waiver of WDRs for the discharge of biocides from boats residing in marinas in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties (June 2024)

It appears that the Water Board wants to regulate us all the same, and use Marina del Rey as the standard. This makes no sense because the harbors and marinas up and down the coast have varying levels of issue with copper and other biocides, and to look at us all through one lens is bureaucratic overreach.

In addition, there is a Goal in the Plan requiring the California Coastal Commission to implement measures and BMPs to "protect and restore coastal waters" when issuing permits. Obviously, this could have a huge impact on future marina developments and redevelopments.

The MRA has taken a proactive approach to this issue. We have engaged experienced professionals as well as Platinum Advisers, our legislative advocate. We will determine if we need to provide public input, and will strategize a plan forward. We will continue to update our membership on this issue of significant importance, particularly to our southern and central coastal members, and will reach out to you if we need a letter-writing campaign in the future.

Stay tuned.

Support the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Today!


The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) supports conservation efforts to protect our natural treasures for generations to come - tell Congress to reauthorize the Trust Fund today!

At no cost to taxpayers, the Trust Fund is funded through voluntary fees that go directly to boating infrastructure projects, conservation efforts, safety and education programs, and more.

Boaters and anglers like you understand the importance of clean water and robust access better than anyone. Without the Trust Fund, funding for these projects expires at the end of 2020. And if it does, we'll all lose out.

Tell Congress to reauthorize the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund today!



Great American Outdoors Act!


Big news from Congress: Thanks to everyone who took action, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act! Now we need to get it across the finish line - tell the House of Representatives to pass the bill!

Without raising a dime in new taxes, the Great American Outdoors Act will restore and protect our public lands and waters - like docks, campgrounds, and trails - and maximize access to these national treasures. Tell the House of Representatives to support the Great American Outdoors Act!



Bill Curry Remembered

Bill Curry (center) recipient of the 2001 Darrell McConnell Service Award

Bill Curry peacefully passed away around 1:30 pm on June 6, 2020 at his daughter's home surrounded by family. Bill hadn't been able to swallow any liquids or foods probably due to the long-term effects of a childhood bout with polio and hospice care did a great job of making him comfortable until nature ran its course. Bill was from Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1956. Bill didn't let polio stop him from becoming an outstanding high school pitcher and he was part of the Amarillo High School baseball team that made it to the Texas State Championship tournament.

Upon graduating from college with his civil engineering degree, Bill and his bride made the trip out to California in the early 1960s to work for the newly-created Department of Water Resources to work on the State Water Project. Bill was assigned to help design the Hyatt Pumping and Generating Plant. It was a very complex project so DWR hired the UC Davis engineering department to assist with the design. An old metal agricultural warehouse far off-campus was turned into a lab where Bill worked with graduate students, faculty and other DWR engineers to build and run hydraulic tests on scale models of the pumping plant. Perhaps this is where Bill learned his legendary woodworking skills. Bill recalled that one of the graduate students in the lab liked archery and would practice out back behind the lab during lunch. It didn't take long before everyone else bought bows and arrows and lunch breaks were eagerly anticipated for some spirited archery competitions.

The Hyatt project was completed in 1968 and Bill moved on to the Department of Harbors and Watercraft, the precursor of what would eventually become the Department of Boating and Waterways. This was the beginning of a remarkable career with DBW where he remained until his retirement as supervising civil engineer in 2002. Bill's contributions to the recreational boating community both in California and nationally have been significant, extensive, and long-lasting. Bill worked for a number of years after retirement as a retired annuitant on important special projects for the Department.

Bill was a wonderful family man. He and Judy owned a VW bus when his children were young and every weekend they would all pile into it and explore California never with any particular destination in mind. Bill will be remembered as an excellent engineer and a real people person who also loved to make puns any chance he had. He was the creator of DBW's floating restroom program, the author of numerous iterations of DBW's boat launching and marina design and construction guidelines, a commissioner on the Delta Protection Committee, the 2002 recipient of the States Organization for Boating Access' prestigious William H. Ivers Award, and a tireless advocate for making boating facilities accessible for persons with disabilities.

 You will be remembered and missed, Bill.



Bellingham Marine's General Manager Southwest Division Retires


Following a long career of outstanding service to the company and community, Bellingham Marine announces the retirement of Jim Puder from its Southwest Division. Jim joined the Bellingham team 22 years ago as a General Manager and has demonstrated a results-driven leadership approach. Since 1998, Jim has mentored and developed others, and deployed his wealth of experience within the company to make an impact on the mission and culture of Bellingham Marine.

Jim's background is a testament to excellence in marina construction. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a California registered professional engineer. Jim holds among his achievements the complete replacement of 1,967 slips in Alamitos Bay Marina located in Long Beach, CA.

Under Jim's leadership, the Southwest Division has built a legacy of excellence and reputation as he is known for both his strength in sales and mentorship equally. Jim will be missed by colleagues and clients alike; we wish him a healthy retirement!







BoatUS says FCC's Message to Boaters and Those Relying on GPS: 'Tough Luck'

Controversial order threatens reliability of hundreds of millions of GPS units

The nation's largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says an April 22 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) wireless network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation's Global Positioning System and harm boating safety.

Ligado's slice of licensed "L-Band" spectrum designated for space-based navigation and communications is located near lower frequency bands used by hundreds of millions of GPS units used in public safety, health, government, transportation, military, commerce, agriculture and more. A founding member of the recently launched Keep GPS Working Coalition, BoatUS believes that as the Ligado network is rolled out, instances of signal interference will increase. This will give current GPS users no choice but to either purchase new GPS units or potentially suffer continued interference. The loss of a GPS signal at a critical moment is a significant safety concern for any vessel operator relying on this popular and widely used technology.

The coalition said that FCC's decision disregarded mountains of evidence highlighting the interference issue, ignored established technical standards, relied only on limited studies with vague and impractical criteria to access interference, and was made during the COVID-19 pandemic when a final decision was circulated only among the five FCC commissioners as stakeholders were dealing with the health crisis.

The commission also ignored serious concerns from the federal government as well as agencies including the departments of Defense, Transportation, Commerce, Interior, Justice and Homeland Security, as well as NASA, the National Science Foundation, Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Coast Guard.

"As a recreational boater, I must have a reliable navigation system," said BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy. "With this decision, FCC is permitting one private company to upend the entire reliability of GPS. It's unfathomable that the lone federal caretaker of our national radio spectrum shows such disregard, even after admitting there are cases where federal and private GPS users will suffer harmful interference. It's a message that in essence says 'tough luck' - you are on your own."

Boaters may remember Ligado's former name, LightSquared. In 2010, FCC suspended consideration of its prior proposal to use its licensed spectrum for a 4G LTE network also citing unresolved concerns over radio spectrum interference with GPS, forcing the company into bankruptcy. In May of this year, Ligado announced $100 million in new funding from unnamed sources.

The loss of a GPS signal while navigating, especially when precision counts, is a safety concern for all recreational boaters.

About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation's largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners' voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We are The Boat Owners Auto Club and help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn't end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. When boats break down on the water, TowBoatUS brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program offers policies that give boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit



For the Marina Bulletin Board

A New Boating Safety Concern This July 4
Don’t try to have your own fireworks show

Celebrating America’s birthday, thousands of boaters are expected to hit the water this Fourth of July holiday weekend, recreational boating’s traditional busiest time of the year. With COVID-19 it certainly won’t be the same. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a few boating safety reminders just in time for the holiday.

While boaters will need to follow social distancing guidelines, that’s not the only COVID-19 concern, according to the Foundation. While many local community fireworks displays have been canceled this year, some boaters may wish to offer their own fireworks show and take to the water with pyrotechnics. “With gallons of fuel aboard and other flammable materials – your boat – you would be truly risking lives,” said BoatUS Foundation Assistant Director of Boating Safety Ted Sensenbrenner. “It’s not worth the risk. There is no safe place aboard a boat suitable for using fireworks.”

As the captain, you can’t head out without remembering that your passengers become your responsibility as soon as you pull away from the dock. Think twice about loading up the boat with a cooler full with beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks as alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.

“Just because the captain is sober doesn’t mean alcohol should be free-flowing aboard your boat,” said Sensenbrenner. “The stressors of a hot sun, wind and waves all day when combined with alcohol can intensify the effects of inebriation, increasing the risk of a passenger slip or fall overboard or worse. Save the alcohol for celebrating after you have safely returned home for the night.”

Lastly, remember that you won’t be out on the water alone. Operation Dry Water will heighten BUI awareness and enforcement during the three-day weekend of July 3−5, and law enforcement officers will be on alert for those violating boating under the influence laws. Agencies from all 50 states and are expected to participate for increased enforcement.

About the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water:
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the more than half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nonprofit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 36 free state courses – can be found at



Trade Member Highlight

Freedom Boat Club Announces New Global Website

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced the launch of its newly designed website at The new site features a contemporary, modern design, improved functionality, and easy access for anyone looking to learn more about the world's oldest and largest boat club.

The new comprehensive website launch comes amid record numbers of website visitors flocking to Year to date website traffic is up almost 50 percent from a year ago. A good portion of the website traffic in 2020 is coming from mobile devices, which was a key initiative for building the new

"We are thrilled to debut our new Club website to our prospects, members, and franchisees," said Freedom Boat Club President John Giglio. "This website redesign comes at a time when interest in the Club is at a 30-year high. Many of our more than 230 locations are seeing significant growth as we head into the summer months."

Freedom Boat Clubs new website will be updated on a regular basis as new locations come onboard among other updates. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and find a location close to them or review the fleet of boats at a different location. As a Freedom Boat Club member, you have reciprocal access to over 230 Club locations in the United States, Canada, and France.

About Freedom Boat Club
Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and headquartered in Venice, FL., is the world's oldest and largest boat club with over 230 locations in 31 states, Canada, and Europe. The club services more than 20,000 memberships representing over 40,000 members and sports a fleet of more than 2,500 boats. More information about Freedom Boat Club and membership opportunities can be found at and franchise opportunities at

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's leading consumer brands include Mercury Marine outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury global parts and accessories including propellers and SmartCraft electronics; Power Products Integrated Solutions; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick, and Whale marine parts; Land 'N' Sea, BLA, Payne's Marine, Kellogg Marine, and Lankhorst Taselaar marine parts distribution; Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Boating Services Network, Freedom Boat Club and NAUTIC-ON. For more information, visit




Trade Member Highlight

Announcing Version 11.0.2 
The Solution for Success
Scribble Software

Version 11.0.2 - Now for Your Business
Scribble Software has a strong history of providing businesses like yours with the tools it needs to do the job better and faster than ever before. The Scribble suite of solutions, hardware, and services are designed to meet you where you are and take you to the next level in management and service. 

Version 11.0+ Release Notes by Product


  • The Management Summary Report may now be run for the current date or any previous date. Some of the options for the report are only available for the current date: Occupancy, Rental Status, Rental Income, Liabilities.
  • The slip details displayed on the integrated map now includes the customer's email address.
  • The selected sort column and order is memorized and reapplied each time the Wait List Browser form is opened and refreshed.  
  • Update to the Property Type tab of the General Settings. The update splits the outside land storage option into three options (Rack, Trailer, Land).
  • New field available for reporting "Auto Credit Card Pay". Reports can be generated to include this field, sort on this field, and filter by this field.
  • When editing a slip location, adjustments to the Arrival Date and Departure Date will be reflected on the original reservation for that slip.
  • Added new field to customer details screen to show the Preferred Delivery Method. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • MarinaOffice and PureRetail now leverage the Customer's Preferred Delivery Method when generating invoices. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • When deleting a reservation, a new Delete Reason form is displayed. A setting can be turned on if you wish to require a Delete Reason. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • When canceling a reservation, a new Cancel Reason form is displayed. A setting can be turned on if you wish to require a Cancel Reason. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • Customer and Space Notes properly filter in Adhoc reporting. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • When MarinaOffice is configured to handle online reservations through MARIAH, the Reservation Browser will reflect the same information as the MARIAH Reservations page. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • The user can now toggle the 'Active' status of a customer through the desktop applications and is no longer required to make this adjustment directly in QuickBooks. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Receiving payment for a Check-In or Check-Out in MarinaOffice requires that PureRetail have an open batch on the computer. (*Available in 11.0.2)


  • New "Exact Change" button option for the cash register. "Exact Change" allows the user to skip the step of typing in the payment amount before selecting the payment method.
  • Both OpenEdge and Payment Innovators offer integrated ACH processing.  Enhance the ACH Auto-Payment process by offering this possibility through MarinaOffice's auto-billing and PureRetail's ACH processing form.
  • If the consumer performs an overpayment by credit card through integrated credit card processing, the cash drawer will pop open.
  • Alert messages have been added to alert the user to the expiration status of the on-file credit card token.
  • New options for filtering the auto-cc process so the user can quickly review and locate desired information.
  • If the auto-cc payment processes through the merchant, but fails to record in the accounting package, the details of why it did not post will be recorded on the auto-cc record.
  • The "customer balance" auto-credit card payment process has been optimized to better reflect various scenarios allowing the user to quickly review what occurred during the amount validation process.
  • Multiple back-to-back percentage fees on a transaction in PureRetail are calculated properly in the sale and on the printed receipt.
  • Enhanced protections have been put into place to guard against entities from different lists having the same name. Example: Identical names being used as an Account Name and an Item Name.
  • Gift Card processing for Payment Innovators has been added.
  • Updated Item Receipt form in PureRetail. This update also allows the same form to be available in PureService as well. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • Previously, if the consumer did not remove their credit card after completing a transaction, the user would receive "REMOVE CARD" message.  The text of this message has been updated for clarification purposes. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • MarinaOffice and PureRetail now leverage the Customer's Preferred Delivery Method when generating invoices. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • A new, updated Purchase Order entry screen has been added to be uniform across all programs.  Also added are new purchase order browser windows and selection windows. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • An administrative user can now update the current Open Drawer Cash Amount if needed. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • New option allows the user to set up Food Service receipts to include all details or only include the details that effect the total price of the transaction. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • A new check has been added to verify the SQL Service is running and to make an attempt to start it up if it is not. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • New setting provides additional security within PureRetail for processing Ticket Charges and Sales using credit card on file by requiring the user to enter an accurate zip code. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • The user can now synchronize Purchase Order from the accounting platform directly from the Purchase Order browser. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • New options in PureRetail to use Standard Message and Custom Messages for improved communication between the wait staff and the kitchen staff. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • The Auto-CC process has included the automatic real-time balance validation step for a while, but now the user can manually run the validation step manually.  This allows the user full confidence that the amount they are expecting to process the cards for is the amount that is processed. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Tax calculations in Canadian version after resyncing data while the program is open was improved. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • A new alert added to notify the user if they tried processing a new SKU before assigning the SKU to an item. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Z-Out's have always alerted a user if there are any held transactions from the current batch. Now, Z-Out's will alert the user about all held transactions for the station, no matter where they are in history. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • QuickBooks allows the user to enter a negative statement charge but does not allow integrated applications to do anything with it.  A new message was added to alert the user to the issue and let them know they need to handle it in QuickBooks manually. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Update to the invoice process for Recurring Charges in PureRetail. The AutoCC message was updated to handle discounts on the invoice.  (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • The cash register date transaction date will always change back to today after each transaction process. (*Available in 11.0.2)


  • Added new column to Outstanding Work Orders list to show the percentage of jobs completed to match the individual work order screen.
  • Completed Work Orders by Range chart now properly populates its data.
  • Changed the Refresh button for the dashboard chart to a brighter color to help it stand out.
  • If a customer is marked as nontaxable, PureService will properly post the invoice to QuickBooks and sales tax will not be charged.
  • When opening a work order in PureService, if the first job in the work order is "completed", the Add and Remove buttons are still active and allow the user to Add or Remove items from the "completed" job. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • Updated Item Receipt form in PureService. This update also allows the same form to be available in PureRetail as well. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • A new option has been added for Technician Time. When adding technician time, the user can choose to have the system post the Technician Time Notes directly to the Job Notes. The posting will include the Employee Name and the Time of the note. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • The Item filter in PureService has been updated to include the spaces.   (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • When invoicing a completed work order in PureService, the user now has the option of choosing either the Completed Date of the work order or Today's Date for the invoice. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • Security Setting updated for securing the selected vessel on a work order. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • Labor Estimates and Technician Efficiency Tracking has been updated to allow predefined jobs to be assigned to labor estimate. The user can still manually create or adjust the labor estimate as needed, and the addition of the automatic labor estimate creation will streamline the process. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • New auto-save setting for Work Orders and estimates. It is time-based and can be configured to run in 5 to 60-minute intervals while editing a work order. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • New quick entry form introduced in PureService that allows a technician or service manager to quickly and simply locate open jobs and add technician labor time to an open job. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Added the ability to save a purchase order and immediately start a new one.  (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • A new option has been added to allow service technicians to quickly start and stop job time. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • New Work in Progress (WIP) Report added to PureRetail to quickly see the inventory tied up by open work orders and jobs. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Added new technician ticket that splits up different technician jobs to separate pages. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • New Item report showing which items were sold on which jobs and work orders. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • The user can now enter technician time on a job using the number of labor hours or start and end times. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Updated the Predefined Job list so that the user cannot Add, Edit, Delete, or Print when looking at the list from a Work Order. The user can still do those options when looking at the list from the navigator.
    The Add Job and Edit Job buttons were always hidden from the Work Order, but the user could Edit a job by double-click, they could print the list, and they could delete a job on the Predefined Job List from a Work Order. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • A new Job Efficiency Report has been added. This report is only available if the 'Technician Efficiency' is active.  This report displays all of the jobs (grouped by work order) within a date range. It also displays the labor estimate for the job and all associated technician time tracking.  This report can be run as a full report (showing all technician time) or as a review report (only shows jobs with less than 100% efficiency). (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • The technician efficiency process has been updated to allow for automatic and manual labor estimate creations. Custom and Predefined Jobs can be assigned a labor value that is used as the initial labor estimate each time the job is applied to a work order.  A user can also manually create labor estimates for jobs that are not initially assigned a labor value. (*Available in 11.0.2)


  • The text within RentalH2O was updated to always use the verbiage "Rental", instead of using two separate terms of "Rental" and "Booking". (*Available in 11.0.1) 
  • The completion and refund processes in RentalH2O have been updated. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • RentalH2O automatically resolves issues with the database configuration required for listening purposes. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • When RentalH2O is configured for 'all payments are liability', then a pre-pay deposit is required but not all properties do that. The user is now allowed to set up a $0.00 amount for this process. (*Available in 11.0.2)


  • New option added to allow the user to assign the 'Anytime' value for the return date. 


  • Added the ability to use a specific admin Windows User to open the port used by Fuel Server if the currently logged in user does not have enough permission to run the command. (*Available in 11.0.2) 

Enterprise Synchronizer

  • A check has been put in place to verify there is an open QuickBooks company file before a sync is attempted.  The program will retry at regular intervals until QuickBooks is opened.
  • The invoicing process in MarinaOffice has been enhanced. After the invoicing process is completed, MarinaOffice will attempt to automatically upload the changes to MARIAH.This will reduce the steps needed by the user to keep the MeterWalk app up to date with the most recent slip details.
  • During the sync process, the system will verify the transient rental tables are properly created prior to syncing the data.
  • The MARIAH MeterWalk synchronization process has been updated to provide enhanced manager control over the data being imported from the mobile MeterWalk app. (*Available in 11.0.1)
  • Improved efficiency of automatic data validation and update processes. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • The property now has the choice of ignoring or posting 'Pending' invoices for online bill payments. (*Available in 11.0.2)
  • Enterprise Synchronizer has been updated to improve upload dated for today or in the future. (*Available in 11.0.2)



The Last Word  

To all of our MRA Members and Future Members;

With the 49th Annual MRA Educational Conference & Trade Show on hold for this year, we are focusing on how we can better serve our members. Your board members have come up with some great ideas that will be rolled out over the next few months. While the conference is a big part of MRA's mission, there are new ways to educate during these unusual times as well as the work that goes into the lobbying that protects our members. Our year starts tomorrow, July 1st and I urge you to continue to support this organization.

To our trade members, please send me your press releases on new products or services you might have. The Trade Member Highlight section is a free opportunity to advertise them! I am reaching out to all of you and asking you to send me a press release when you have a new product or service that you would like for us to highlight. There will be one each month and will be placed according to submission date. This is one more way for us to promote your support and dedication to the association. We would also like to be included in your list of press release recipients.

Many times the contact name for membership changes during the year and unless it is around renewal time, we may not be aware of the change. Please take a look at your profile and make sure to let us know if there are any changes in contact names, addresses, phone and fax numbers or email addresses so we can have the most up-to-date information for you. Also, if you do not have at least 1 logo and 1 photo (of your marina or product) please email them to so they can be uploaded. You can now also add a YouTube video if you have one.

Thank you and stay safe!

Mariann Timms
Operations Administrator



Featured Articles

* From the Helm

* Targeted by the Water Board Again!
* Support the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund Today!
* Great American Outdoors Act!
* Bill Curry Remembered
* Bellingham Marine's General Manager Southwest Division Retires
* FCC's Message to Boaters

* For the Marina Bulletin Board

* Trade Member Highlight

* Trade Member Highlight

* The Last Word

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