The San Mateo County Harbor District wants local fishermen to know that boat ramps in Pillar Point Harbor and Oyster Point will be closed at the end of the month for maintenance.
Fishermen accustomed to using the boat ramps at Pillar Point will now have to launch ahead and pay and stay for guest moorage during the maintenance days, Sept. 23-25, explains Scott Grindy, Harbor Master for the San Mateo County Harbor District.
The boat ramps surfaces are worn from salt water coming from boats hauled out of the water. Resurfacing work at the boat ramp launch area will fix this with a slurry seal to prevent water intrusion in to the asphalt and to the sub surface gravel. Slurry seal is a heavy seal coat to the asphalt to reduce the cracking issue and failure of the asphalt.
The work at each location will require about two and a half days of closure.
The Oyster Point Marina Boat Ramp will be closed late Sunday night Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 for the resurfacing work.
Once the job is done, fishermen can get back to their usual routine and use the boat ramps at both harbors.