Highport Helm – March 3, 2016


Featured Slip: X-4 Improvement

Location! Location! Location!
This premier improvement obviously offers one of the best locations in the marina, along with:

  • 50 x 20 slip with decking
  • Two storage closets
  • Commercial ice machine

View the full listing here: X-4 Improvement


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


This Week’s Improvements

Painting, Lighting and Road Repairs

We’ve completed painting all pipe fencing and gangways throughout the marina, AND our lighting project is almost complete! We are finishing up shoreline lighting and will move on to parking lot lighting this week.

We are also moving forward with road repairs, and expect repair work between O Dock and Y Dock to be complete by Monday, March 7.

Island Bar & Grill

If you’ve been to the marina recently, you can see the progress we’re making at The Island! We completed the redesign of the bar and serving stations, and we are now making progress on installing the cabling/wiring for electrical, data and A/V. Flooring is also being laid this week.

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


March Karaoke: UPDATED DATES

Karaoke is back at Highport!

Join us Friday, March 11th and Friday, March 18th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm!

Celebrate Spring Break at Highport!

For Texas and Oklahoma spring break weeks, in addition to their regular Friday – Sunday hours, Mo’s will be open from 11am – 9pm on:

  • Thursday, March 10
  • Thursday, March 17

Make Highport Your St. Patrick’s Day destination!

Mo’s will have lots of green-themed snacks and drinks, including green beer, to celebrate the day on Thursday, March 17.

1st Annual Burning of the Socks & Switch to Flip Flops

Bring your socks and flip flops to Highport on Saturday, March 19, and be ready for a good time with our first-annual “Burning of the Socks and Switch to Flip Flops” event!

We’ll light the bonfire at 7:30 PM and provide FREE BBQ! The bonfire itself is BYOB, so bring your cooler.

At 9:30 PM, we’ll move the party to Mo’s to continue the fun!

Highport Annual Customer Appreciation Event – April
Save the Date for our 2016 Highport Customer Appreciation Event on Friday, April 29. This event will kick off a jam-packed weekend including:

  • 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!


Dockline Series – Materials

“Materials” is the second set of tips in our Dockline Series from the Highport Services Department.

Nylon is a strong, durable synthetic and is very well suited for docklines, commonly seen it in either Laid or Braid Construction.

Laid Line:
Laid line is composed of three or more twisted strands, a design that has withstood the test of time. Although it can kink, making it awkward to coil and stretch more than braid, three-strand twisted line is very strong, resistant to abrasion and snagging, and offers good value. But some stranded nylon is quite soft and isn’t very suitable for use aboard. This is frequently sold in hardware stores, is relatively very inexpensive, and is usually not marked for marine use.

Braided Line:
Braided line is composed of many small strands, making it extremely strong and flexible. It runs smoothly, will not kink or rotate, and is easier on the hands. These small strands wear evenly, making braided line more resistant to chafe from pilings and cleats–the greatest threat to healthy docklines. However, braided line is more likely than laid line to catch on piling splinters or other snags and thereby become damaged to some degree.

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


Fuel Dock News

We’ve extended our hours for this year’s boating season!

  • Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
  • Friday – Saturday 8am – 9pm
  • Sunday 8am – 7pm