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Mariner 102

Mariner 102

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Issue #102
Issue #102
August 2011
August 2011
Mariner
A Publication For Where Land Endswww.marinermagazine.com
A Magazine For The Marina del Rey Boating Community
The
 
The
“Going Green” in a Bad Way?Hawaii Delivery Goes WrongHandling Electrical Work“Poco a Poco”Tons More..
a cruising lesson
 
The Mariner is
Editor/Publisher/Writer
Pat Reynolds
Photographs
Pat Reynolds
Columnist
Mookie
Contributors
Dave KirbyRichard Schaefer
Copy Editing Assistance
Lisa Asahara
For advertising rates andInformation contact310-397-1887 - phone
emaileditor@marinermagazine.com
Mailing address
P.O. Box 9403Marina del Rey, CA 90295The Mariner appears on the 3rdFriday of every month.
This issue July 22 - August 19
ImportantNumbers
at a glance:
 
Marina del ReySheriff:310-482-6000
 
Los Angeles CountyLifeguard:310-577-5700
 
 Vessel Assist:800-399-1921
 
Sea Tow866-473-5400
 
Marine Life Rescue800-39WHALE
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The Mariner
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Issue 102 2011
FROM THE EDITORWHATS INSIDE
Thanks for picking it up!
D
ESTINATION
S
ILENCE
Kites - 
Photo by Pat Reynolds
Coming Events 4Off the Wire 6Future of Bottom Paint 8
More on the Copper Ban
Poco a Poco by Tim Tunks 10
Lessons for the Cruising Sailor
Towed to Hawaii by Jim Cash 11
 A Typical Delivery Encounters Problems
Bella of the Ball by Kiimball Livingston 12
Transpac Results
GPS System in Danger 14
 A Typical Delivery Encounters Problems
Catalina Currents 16
Catalina Checklist by Captain Richard Schaefer
Powertails 18
Seabass Heads
Racing 20 Ask the Expert - Electrical 23 Ask Mookie 24Classi
eds 25
Now that summer is in full swingI’ve been sailing more. I don’tconsider myself overly social,but I really do enjoy takingpeople out - especially folks thathave never been. I know there’sa good chance they’ll rememberit forever and I like having theability to give such a gift.I don’t burden anyone with tonsof safety instructions - on mycatamaran I tell them there’s anoutside chance it could
ip andif it does, hang on to the boat.I let them know where the life- jackets are and tell them they’refree to wear them. I offer up adramamine and off we go.I said to a buddy of mine theother day, “hey man, we gottaget you and the wi
e out thereagain.” He said, “I’d love to, butshe won’t go again. Her dad hada boat when she was a kid and hedid nothing but scream orders atthem when they went out. Whenwe all went out last time, she washaving
ashbacks.” I don’t everwant to be that guy. I’ve sailedwith people like that - it sucks.Lately, I’ve been going left atthe breakwall. Passing LAX, Ibear the burden of thunderous jet engines, knowing the cliffsand shallower water of PalosVerdes await. Guests are gabbyas we tack out of the harbor andtypically continue to be as weall catch our
rst glimpse of theocean in all it’s vastness. There’squestions and jokes bouncingaround as the boat and crewadjust to the new environment.After a while of traveling southcomes the moment I love most...the conversation begins toevaporate. The excitement of the novelty has relaxed and Iwatch as everyone sits silent. Idon’t know if they’re bored outof their gourds and I don’t care.Life doesn’t have many of thesemoments - a group of friends just sitting quiet. Eyes meet,people smile acknowledgment,a comment here and there. Theocean’s rhythm has calmed usand everyone somehow knowsthat right now we no longerhave to struggle to entertaineach other. Time is passing in adifferent way - a way that suitsme. This is the destination I’mafter and I’m happy to say I’vebeen there many times.
 
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The Mariner
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47 Spindrift Ranger
convertible sedan Catdiesels, two staterooms
$89,00032 Jeanneau
1984 fast cruiser , spaceousinterior, diesel engine. Loaded,
$21,000J27 1986 full race $7,90028 Bayliner
2001 single Mercruiser diesel,loaded, full electronics, Trac-Vision satelliteTV, air, heat, turn key
$49,00033’ Sea Ray Sundancer 94
low hrs.
$33,50034 Formula 1992 Exp New decor $44,50027 Carver Montego 1999 twins $7,50039’Cal
cruising sloop, fast and comfortable,loaded and priced below market at
$49,90050 Hatteras Convertible Sport
sher
1980.Detroit dsls and gen with 100hrs
$199,00052 Hatteras Conv 1988 updated $299,00052 Californian
cockpit motor yacht 1990Spacious layout, stabilizers, loaded and veryclean .Low price
$199,000031 Silverton
1979
y bridge convertibledual helms. Surveyed in May
$12,90034 Silverton 1984 sedan $34,00045 Morgan Catalina
built 1992 center cock-pit loaded, spacious asking
$119,00041 Hunter
aft cockpit with aft aft cabin; have2 -2000 an 2002, from
$129,000-139,000.46 Hunter 202 aft cpt, aft cab $250,00037’ Alberg
1974 full keel with 4-foot cutaway cruising yawl and a newly rebuilt Vetusdiesel presently not installed asking
$16,00037 Fisher Pilothouse
bluewater ketch 1975upgraded 1991 new engine and more. Tradein for power or smaller sail
$79,00041 Islander Freeport
1978 spaceous centercockpit aft cabin ketch needs work asking
$45,000
PURCELL YACHTS
Donate to Boy Scouts of America - LA Area Council
www.purcellyachts.comgerry@purcellyachts.com
310-701-5960 - Cell
14000 Palawan Way, Suite A Marina del Rey
36” Uni
ite
1984 motor yacht with islandqueen mstr berth, down galley with cnvrtibledinette. Low eng/gen hours
$39,000
 
30’ Monterey Attila
2000 twin Volvos lowhours, air nd heat full elec, clean
$46,00026’ Fiberform 1978 Flybr newer eng $5,90045 Carver Voyager
pilothouse sedan twinCummins diesels 2002 asking
$289,00043 Californian
cockpit motoryacht1988 300HP Cat diesels, loaded
$119,00043’ Viking
double cabin MY, twin Detroitdiesels Spacious, Queen Master Berth,Loaded, Motivated Seller asking
$79,000
 
38 Bayliner
1991 twin diesels two cabinupper and lower helms,
$79,00037 Silverton 1992 Loaded $49,00030 Cape Dory cutter
, full keel pckt-cruiser,built to cruise, under market at
$19,90027 Newport 1980 dsl, wheel, furler $3,90037 Sea Ray
1994 Flybridge, conv. sedan, 2cabs, duel helms. Loaded, AC, Mint Cond.Asking
$62,50037 Silverton
1990 loaded , low hours andin BRISTOL CONDITION - MOTIVATEDSELLER asking
$49,90039 Carver
aft cabin with cockpit 1995 loadedvery clean. Twin Cummins diesels,
$119,00035’ Carver 97’ aft cab clean $115,00030 Catalina
1979 spacious, wheel, furlinghead sail, rebuilt Universal engine, low hoursonly
$14,500
 

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