Virtual Floating Homes Tour This June

The FHA is planning a virtual open homes tour this June. We’ve been inspired by Performing Stars of Marin City, which staged an online gala last fall that netted $125,000. The centerpiece of our online production will be a walking tour, with visits to six homes and video interviews with...

Board Meeting Notes – Mar 2021

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE MARCH 9 FHA BOARD MEETING: Treasurer Teddie Hathaway reported that income exceeded expenses in February by $1,831.89, due to a membership surge around the Annual Meeting. A discussion was held about damage to cars in the parking...

Sausalito Art Festival Returns

Local artists just received this communication regarding the famous local art festival: The Sausalito Art Festival is proud to announce that Paul Anderson (former managing director of the SAF) and Kathleen Hughes (event director for the La Quinta Art Celebration) are bringing their experience and expertise to Sausalito to help...

COVID News Updates

As spring approaches, there have been several positive dispatches from the war on COVID-19. FHA Emergency Services chair Flo Hoylman reports that 90% of Marinites aged 75+ and 70% of those aged 65+ have already been vaccinated. In the next week or so, those aged 50+ and anyone with special...

Zinc Anodes: Helpful as Far as They Go

One of the major topics of discussion during the “What the Hull” panel portion of the FHA Annual Meeting involved the use of zinc anodes to reduce electrolysis, which can cause chemical decomposition of ferro-cement hulls. The consensus was that zinc anodes have limited effectiveness as currently deployed. Maritime engineer...

Capacity Crowd for FHA Annual Meeting

  The Floating Homes Association’s Annual Meeting on February 23 was the first to be conducted virtually. “And, hopefully the one and only,” said FHA President Michael Labate. While he couldn’t offer the pleasure of a catered dinner as in the past, he said, “We’ll try and make it a...

Controversy Brewing over Marinship

Kicking off the February annual meeting, FHA President Michael Labate cautioned, “I think we all need to be involved with what’s happening with Marinship. This is an important asset for all of us living on floating homes; there’s a whole industry there that supports us. We need to support the...

Nearby Take-Out for Dinner

We are fortunate to be surrounded by nearby and neighborly restaurants offering take-out service, or delivery via couriers like Grubhub: Tommy’s Wok, 3001 Bridgeway, Suite H Dario’s Pizza and Pasta, 2829 Bridgeway Avatar’s, 2656 Bridgeway Buckeye Roadhouse, 15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley Davey Jones Deli, Harbor Center, 1 Gate 6...

Check out Boatload of Books

Looking for a good local read? Explore the Floating Times’ Boatload of Books, a compendium of books about the floating homes community, including books written by our neighbors. Brief descriptions with ordering instructions are organized by category: non-fiction, history, memoir, fiction, poetry and children’s books. You’ll be amazed at the...

Board Meeting Notes – Feb 2021

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE FEBRUARY 9 FHA BOARD MEETING: The Board approved a budget for 2021. The budget will be discussed by Treasurer Teddie Hathaway at the February 23 virtual annual meeting. A Zoom link to the February 23 FHA annual...