Highport Helm – April 6, 2016


Here’s a letter from the President!

Letter from the President on Breakwater System Replacement

It’s almost the weekend, Highport Family! Please take the time to read about our latest updates, events and this week’s featured slip!


Highport Selected as Best of Texoma – 6 Years Running!

Highport has been recognized as the Best Full Service Marina on Lake Texoma by the Herald Democrat for the sixth year in a row!

At Highport, we are committed to making sure our members and guests get the Ultimate Lake Living Experience.

Thank you, Texoma, for recognizing Highport once again.


Will You Be Here?

Highport Annual Customer Appreciation Event

Save the date for Friday, April 29 to kick off a jam-packed weekend including:

  • Members Only Customer Appreciation Night with Steel Drums – Friday, April 29
  • Flip Flop Foundation Crawfish Boil – Saturday, April 30
  • MarineMax On-Water Boat Show – Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1
  • Steel Drums will be back Sunday, May 1
  • Start off the boating season right and get out to Highport for a weekend of fun in the sun!


This Week’s Improvements

We are focused this week on getting the temporary breakwater fix in place! We are also closing in on the work at the Island Bar & Grill, with an expected open date just in time for Customer Appreciation weekend. G Dock roofing repairs are being finished up this week, after which the crew will move on to repairs on the MarineMax office and Puerto del Sol.

As always, if you have any questions about this progress, please don’t hesitate to call Christie or Jim – we’re here for you!

Featured Slip: ZJ-14 Improvement

This slip is JUST PERFECT, with:

  • 36×15 slip with side deck
  • 6,000 lb hoist
  • Spider netting

View the full listing here: ZJ-14 Improvement

For pricing information or to make an appointment, call Di Jourden
Office: 903-462-0721
Cell: 903-814-2107



Dockline Series – How To Use Docklines, Cont’d.

If you’re away from the boat much of the time, lines should be longer to allow for high water from storms and tides. Short lines are a prime cause of damage.

If you are adjusting lines from the dock, put the eye end of your dock lines around the cleat, bitt, etc. aboard ship.

Conversely, if you spend most of your time aboard, put the eye around the fitting or piling ashore and adjust from the boat. TideMinders™ are balls with holes in them through which you can string the piling end of your line so that the line will ride up and down on the piling with tides or storm surges. You may find them very helpful.

Stay tuned for future tips and don’t hesitate to call or email us to get your boat ready for boating season:



At the Fuel Dock…

JUST IN – These wind chimes would look great on any dock or your back porch!