FHA Board Meeting Notes — Oct 2021

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the October 12 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times FHA Administrative Coordinator Linda Sempliner is resigning since she and her husband Ted are moving out of state in November. Lisa...

Board Meeting Notes – Aug 2021

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the August 10 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times Virtual Gala co-producer Larry Clinton will present a check to the Friends of the Marin City library. Julie Durbin has the...

Board Meeting Notes – July 2021

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the July 13 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times.  Treasurer Teddie Hathaway reported that the virtual gala was successful enough to fund FHA operations through next year, and probably through...

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...

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...

Virtual Annual FHA Meeting Feb 23

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Floating Homes Association (FHA) will be hosted online via Zoom. On Tuesday evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., the free meeting will present lots of useful information and the latest updates from the FHA. The keynote of the meeting will be an online panel...

Got Questions About Your Hull?

The joys of floating home living come with their own set of challenges. One of the biggest is maintaining, repairing, or, the worst case scenario, replacing the hull. The types of hulls on floating homes in our community range from concrete barges, plastic floats, metal hulls, or pontoons. Each has...

Annual Meeting Brings Community Together

“It’s a magic place,” said FHA President Michael Labate upon opening the annual membership meeting on February 29. He was greeted by a round of applause when he added, “We’re fortunate to live here.” Indeed, community was the theme of the meeting. Membership chairs Jill Sherman and Lisa McNelley announced...

Supervisor Sears to Highlight Feb 29 Annual Meeting

Kate Sears, who is retiring from the Marin County Board of Supervisors at the end of 2020, will be the featured speaker at the Floating Homes Association’s annual membership meeting and party. The February 29 event at the Bay Model starts with registration at 5:00 p.m.; the meeting begins at...