Issue #116

October 2012
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I went out to take pictures of the
NASA shuttle’s last fight and ran
into a couple of nice guys at the
fuel dock doing the same. We were
talking about a bunch of stuff and
at some point I said, “every time I
pass the breakwall and look at the
planes rising from LAX I wonder
if today’s the day one of those
suckers is going to go down and
I’ll have to start rescuing people.”
One of the guys says, “I never
think that…”
“I guess I’m a bit of a fatalist,” I
We said our goodbyes and I head
into the ocean, thinking of course
about “the crash”.
I’m sure it would be pelican
related. Those things are probably
getting sucked into jet turbines
every day – I hope not, but they do
seem a bit dopey.
I imagine a Sully Sullenberger
type situation where the Captain
has to try and lay it down soft and
careful on the ocean’s fuid deck.
The plane is enormous as it skids at
hundreds of miles an hour – water
is fying 500-feet in all directions
– the noise is assaulting. I can’t
believe my eyes – this machine
does not belong here. The terror
those people must be feeling.
Miraculously the jet remains intact
but as it slows, it cracks in two.
People are spilling out into the
summer ocean’s calm. Some have
PFDs others don’t. “Oh wow,” I
think. “I have to load some of these
people into my 14-foot infatable –
I have to go be a hero.”
As I throw the throttle forward
towards the calamity I start to
realize that I obviously can’t rescue
everyone, so I vow to only pick up
women in their 20s and dudes that
look like they have money - Mitt
Romney types.
I navigate towards the calamity
- everyone’s looking at me real
crazy-like - swimming towards me
like the living dead. I also realize
it’s hard to tell who’s attractive
and rich – they’re all messy and
disheveled looking. My plan is
being foiled.
At this moment I hear dozens of
sirens and see Lifeguard, Coast
Guard and Sheriff boats barreling
onto the scene. I hang back and
when they arrive I ask, “can I do
“I think we got it,” a Lifeguard
yells. “Thanks for coming out
I turn and fnd a spot where I can
shoot some good shots that I will
sell to CNN for dollars. What a
crazy day…
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Of the Wire 6
Paddling Up Controversy 8
The Proliferation of SUPs Stirs Controversy
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Getting Online Onboard 12
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October 2
Boating Skills and
Seamanship Course
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be
offering this course at the Del Rey Yacht Club in
Marina del Rey, California, beginning October
2nd and ending November 20th. Class time is
7:00 to 9:30 p.m. This eight week comprehensive
course is designed for both experienced and
novice powerboat and sailboat operators. The
course provides up-to-date knowledge for
handling boats in all conditions, with an emphasis
on powerboats. Includes a review of both state
and federal boating regulations. Upon passing
an examination at the conclusion of the course,
students will receive a certifcate, which is
accepted by many boaters’ insurance companies
for a discount. $80 book and materials fee due
the frst day of class. Registration starts at 6:30
p.m. on the frst night. Pre-register and reserve
your spot by email:jonericdecuir@earthlink.
net or pre-register online at: www.uscgamdr.
org/classes. Class address: Del Rey Yacht Club,
13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, Ca. For
more information on the class or about the Coast
Guard Auxiliary, visit:
October 2
GPS for Mariners
Flotilla 12-42 of the United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary will be offering a two-night GPS
for Mariners course, beginning on October
2nd, 2012. Class will meet on two consecutive
Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at
California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way in
Marina del Rey. GPS for Mariners is a modern
learning experience that focuses on the GPS
equipment and related electronics typically
owned by recreational boaters. This course is
the result of an exciting synergy between the
textbook’s publisher, the book’s author, and
the Auxiliary. Course participants who have
GPS handheld units may bring these to class
for ‘hands-on’ training on their own equipment.
Those not possessing handheld units or with
permanently installed equipment, will beneft
from learning about available GPS technology,
interconnecting options and the practical
application for recreational boating. Course
fees are $40.00 per person or $50.00 per couple,
if paid in advance. Both options include one
textbook and one set of course materials. This
class is expected to fll quickly, so reserve your
spot today. See website at
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please email or call
October 4 through 7
Buccaneer Days
Argh Mateys! Come celebrate our 23st Annual
Buccaneer’s Day. Don your best pirate attire and
set sail for Two Harbors for a day of treasure
hunts, costume contests, great food, live music
and a lot of fun. The fun starts on Friday with a
band and DJ late into the night. Saturday brings
all kinds of fun activities, great food, cold
drinks, more live music and DJ! There will be a
cover charge of $20 for the entire event (Friday
and Saturday). More info call 310.510.2440.
October 7
Discover Marina del Rey
Free community and family-oriented event with
water events, live music, rides, games marionette
hows, arts and crafts and information booths on
health, safety and environment. Admittance to
the park is free. The purchase of a $5 wristband
gives access to attractions in the park. Sponsored
by LA County Dept. of Beaches & Harbors. 11
a.m. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way.
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October 9
Women’s Sailing Association Octo-
ber Speaker: Dick Drechsler - Sail-
ing from Mexico to Alaska
The WSA speaker on Tuesday, October 9, will
be Dick Drechsler, author of “Manning Up in
Alaska”. Once a fun-loving, hard-working
executive, Dick found his fast-paced lifestyle
abruptly derailed by cancer. Not willing to
postpone his lifelong dream to cruise throughout
the world, he set out on a voyage of survival,
adventure, and inspiration, accompanied only
by his former wife. She and Dick sailed up
the west coast from Mexico to Alaska aboard
the couple’s 47-foot sailboat, aptly named
“Last Resort”. On the way, he discovers his
calling and establishes the Sail Through Cancer
Foundation to help other cancer survivors escape
the rigors of the disease. The evening begins at
6:30 p.m. with a social hour, no-host cocktails
and a hosted dinner with the meeting beginning
at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will begin at 8 p.m. For
more information, email wsasmbmembership@, visit our website:
or friend us on Facebook.
October 13th
Island to Island Waterman Relay &
Luau Celebration
Join us at Two Harbors for the 2nd Annual
Watermna Relay. A relay race from Santa
Barbara Island to Two Harbors, followed
by a Luau Dinner and Show. For tickets and
information call (310) 510-4205.
October 19th & 20th
Cruisers Weekend
Cruise on over to Two Harbors and enjoy a
relaxing weekend flled with seminars, exhibits,
and live music. Sponsored by Latitudes and
October 25th
CYC Yachting Dinner - “Tales of
the 2012 Commodore’s Cruise”
The road to becoming a Commodore at the
California Yacht Club is a long one and once
achieved the daily demands are often bizarre but
always rewarding. Learn about the journey as
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October 31
Annual Halloween Parade at
Don your favorite costume and join island school
kids and residents for the Annual Halloween
Parade down Crescent Avenue starting at 4:00
PM. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce
(310) 510-1520.
Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht
Club Open House Activities
We invite members, guests, and prospective
members to join us for cocktails, food, live
music, dancing, and fun on Friday evenings and
C o m i n g E v e n t s !
What’s happening around the largest man made harbor in the U.S.?
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Sunday afternoons. Friday evenings start with
cocktails at 6:30pm and dinner and music at
7:30pm. Reservations can be made by calling
310-827-7692 or emailing reservations@ Our Sunday afternoon BBQs are
the perfect place after a Sunday sail or just to
wind down from the weekend. Live jazz and
blues bands start at 4pm. Our Club is located
at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA
90292. Please visit our website: www.smwyc.
org for activity and membership details, racing
and sailing events, menus, directions and more.
Get to know us!
Marina Venice Yacht Club
Social Sundays
Join Marina Venice Yacht Club weekly for our
Social-Sunday Open House from 4 p.m. to 7
p.m. Food items are provided and there is no
charge. MVYC is located in the Marina City
Club - West Tower - at 4333 Admiralty Way.
Whether you own a boat, are looking to buy
one, or just want to be around other water loving
people MVYC welcomes all who share in the
Corinthian Spirit. Follow the signs up the stairs
or elevator to the Club House on G2. For more
information contact or
call 310-822-9082 or visit our Facebook page.
Women’s Sailing Association of
Santa Monica Bay
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the
Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589
Mindanao Way, in Marina del Rey. The meeting,
held at 7:30, is preceded by a social hour, and
a light dinner is served. Each meeting features
a guest speaker discussing their adventures
and achievements. WSA invites boaters of all
skill levels to join. Its programs, include day
sails, seminars, parties, and cruises including
destinations such as King Harbor, Catalina and
the northern Channel Islands, For membership
information contact email membership@ or on the web at
Marina Sunday Sailing Club
Since 1981 MSSC has brought together skippers
and crew in a friendly social environment for
daysails in Santa Monica Bay and cruises to
Catalina and other destinations. We meet on
the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month on the
patio at Burton Chace Park under the Club
banner. Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. with a free
Continental breakfast and socializing. We hold
a brief business meeting and then head out for
an afternoon of sailing on the Bay after which
we gather at a member’s dock for wine, snacks
and more socializing. Visitors are welcome and
may attend two meetings free. No prior sailing
experience necessary. Married people welcome!
For more info call (310) 226-8000 or visit our
website at
Catalinas of Santa Monica Bay,
Owners of Catalina Yachts
Join us for our monthly meetings at the Santa
Monica Windjammers Yacht Club on the 3rd
Tuesday of each month. We would like to
welcome Catalina owners to join our club. We
have speakers, cruises to Catalina, races and
other events throughout the year. Our doors open
at 6:00 for happy hour and then dinner around 7
to 7:30 and our main event after that. Join the
fun and meet other owners of Catalinas. For
more info email
Single Mariners of Marina del Rey
Single Mariners of MDR meet at 7PM on the 1st
and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Pacifc
Mariners Yacht Club, 13915 Panay Way, Marina
del Rey, CA. At the meeting, Single Adults
meet other Single Adults to setup upcoming
Weekend Day Sails. There is a small charge for
a light meal during the meeting, however, there
is a courtesy discount if you RSVP for dinner
at or leave a
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prior to the Thursday meeting.
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Our own Scott Jarema from Maritime
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the Marina del Rey Library and dug up this
forgotten proposition.
We have seen the building boom that has been
going on in Dubai over the last decade or so.
In addition to unseating Marina del Rey as the
“World’s Largest Man-Made Pleasure craft
Marina”, Dubai is now home to the world’s
tallest building and the largest man-made
islands. But the idea of a man-made island was
once foated right here in the Santa Monica Bay. A “Santa Monica Island”
you say? Today the thought would be laughable but back in the 1960’s
and early 1970’s there was a plan on the books to create an artifcial island
stretching from Marina del Rey to the Santa Monica Pier.
The reason for this ambitious plan lay with the explosion in commercial
air travel back then and the development of Supersonic Transports (SST).
The development of commercial jet travel in the decades following World
War II resulted in the building of what is now the “Jet-Age” Los Angeles
Airport in the early ‘60s. Along with the expansion of the runways and
subsequent demolition of the Palisades del Rey neighborhood along Vista
del Mar to accommodate the new jets like the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8
and the Convair CV880 & CV990 airliners. As jet
technology progressed, there was a keen interest
in developing supersonic jetliners as well.
The now retired Concorde and Tupolev TU144
Supersonic Transports were supposed to be
the frst of a family of commercial transports
that would further revolutionize the industry.
Unfortunately, the annoying “sonic booms”
they created at speed overland limited their use
to primarily transoceanic routes. The artifcial
island was going to have an addition to LAX
specifcally designed to accommodate them. They envisioned an island
with a brand new airport at the south end equipped with longer runways
that were far enough away to avoid the noise caused by SST aircraft taking
off and landing. But that wasn’t all. They envisioned hotels, convention
centers and apartments along with parks and entertainment centers. There
would have been a subway running under the ocean foor connecting LAX
with the new airport and a causeway from Santa Monica to the north end
of the island.
But alas, the high cost of fuel and operating expenses of Supersonic
commercial jets, the SST boom never caught on and only a handful of SST
aircraft were ever built, so “Santa Monica Island” never became a reality.
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Gray Whale Calf Dies Off
Local Coast
Gone Too Soon
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Quite a View
Dozens of boats cruised out to the Santa Monica
buoy off the pier to witness the last glimpse of
the space shuttle Endeavour that few on the
back of a modifed 747 around the grounds of
Los Angeles where it will reside for the rest of
its retired life.
Endeavour made two passes above the iconic
Santa Monica Pier escorted by two F-18 fghter
The scarred but durable spacecraft few 25
missions, spent 299 days in space and orbited
Earth nearly 4,700 times, totalling 123 million
Photo Pat Reynolds
When The Mariner was just a tadpole we did
a story about a local tow boat Captain named
Sparky Mundo, out of the Pacifc Mariner’s
Yacht Club. Sadly, Sparky has passed on but not
without making a mark on his community, his
many friends and the many fellow boaters he
helped along the way.
There will be a burial at sea for Sparky on
October 6 at 9:00 a.m. and a clubhouse memorial
at 11:00 with a reception to follow at the Pacifc
Mariners Yacht Club, 13915 Panay Way,
Marina del Rey. Please RSVP by September
28, preferably by email
or phone (805) 376-9112. Indicate how many in
your party / ocean burial / memorial / or both.
Photo Lars Gustafson
An attempted rescue of a gray whale calf by the
Marine Animal Rescue organization this past
month was valiant but sadly, unsuccessful. The
whale, speculated by experts to be of nursing
age, was dragging a long line possibly from a
trap of some kind. The 20-foot long calf was
traveling slow and malnourished when MAR
cut the lines free but an eyewitness saw the
Redondo Lifeguards towing the dead animal out
to see a few days later. It’s thought that the calf
caught the lines on the way out of the birthing
area of Mexico and simply couldn’t keep up.
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few years ago, The Mariner did a
story on stand-up-paddleboards or
SUPs as they are known – discussing
basically what they were and how people were
enjoying them. At the time, there were a few
SUPs around, but it was something of a novelty.
However, today SUPs are a potent percentage of
the Marina del Rey main channel traffc. These
days, during a weekend harbor cruise, one might
see 50 to 150 paddlers speckled about the basins.
They launch from a variety of places. Some
would originate from Mothers Beach where
(until recently) rental companies would give
training and send packs of paddlers out into the
channel. Others come from Finns Water Sports
Club directly across that basin that has racks full
of SUPs for its membership. Then there are the
many boaters who carry one aboard.
With this proliferation, there are some who
aren’t all that happy about how this populous
has affected the harbor dynamic. When there
was just a handful of SUPs, no one seemed
to care much about whether they were indeed
“vessels” that required what the law mandates,
but with the amount of paddlers that have now
entered the fray, that sentiment has changed.
Longtime Marina del Rey boaters Paul and
Jeannie Miller who own and operate the
California Sailing Academy have become
frustrated with what they’ve seen, saying
that most riders don’t have understanding of
navigational rules as they travel throughout
the harbor, saying it’s become “way out of
“The MdR sheriffs said they were going ‘easy’
on them in the beginning,” said Captain Jeanne
Miller regarding SUPs navigating after sunset.
“Turning them around to go back [when they
were traveling unlit]. Most don’t even have a
PFD. We did see a group of about 20 last week
– had nothing with them and no idea. We were
in C basin sitting on a boat. Saw them hinder
two boats within 10 minutes.”
According to US Coast Guard Lieutenant
Lt. Connie Braesch: “An SUP is considered
a vessel when operating beyond the narrow
confnes of a surfng, swimming or bathing area.
Like any paddlecraft - kayaks or canoes - an
SUP operating outside a surfng or swimming
area is subject to navigation rules - carriage
requirements for PFDs, sound producing device,
navigation lights and accident reporting.
“As with any paddlecraft, a whistle will
suffce for a sound producing device. As with
any rowboat, kayak or other paddlecraft, the
operator of an SUP need only carry a fashlight
that can be shined in enough time to avoid a
collision. They are not required to have installed
navigation lights.”
SUP advocates agree that riders should all be
knowledgeable of boating laws especially those
concerning right of way and that nighttime
paddling should involve lights, but there is a rub
when it comes to the PFD rule.
According to PRO SUP Shop, a local company
Paddling Up Controversy
Photo Pat Reynolds
2012 The Mariner - Issue 116 9
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that instructs and sells SUPs: “The WPA [World
Paddle Association] will be inquiring for an
exception with the new PFD law with the USCG.
The letter will state ’if the stand up paddleboard
operator is tethered (wearing a leash) to their
board or vessel, can this be deemed as an
alternate or replacement for having a PFD.’
“Most would feel that a stock (12’6”) or larger
SUP board would be a better foatation device as
long as the operator were attached to the vessel.
How much easier would it be to administer CPR
or frst aid to a victim or person in need on a
SUP board rather than in the water?”
Like many circumstances where there’s a
change in the norm, there is friction, discomfort
and sometimes a bit of anger as the moving
pieces readjust. In this case, with an infux of
people who are new to the environment, there
are bound to be problems, but perhaps, on the
other side the sun will shine brighter.
“I think the SUP is a neat activity and when
done properly – with the right instruction - it’s
just a great way for people to be able to get out
and enjoy the beautiful resources we have here,”
said Stephen Phinny owner of Phinns Water
Sports Club. “And more importantly to have an
appreciation for how nice it is and how nice it
needs to be kept.”
Phinny sees the SUP popularity as an opportunity
for more people to be exposed to Marina del
Rey and places like it and hopefully become
concerned about its stewardship. Beyond the
learning curve or lack thereof, he sees SUP
paddlers as possible future advocates that will
potentially help in the long run even if they may
frustrate some in their learning stage.
“I think the more caretakers we have, the better
off we are.”
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ast Spring I got a call from Willie Hjorth
to attend a meeting of the Marina del
Rey Historical Society’s directors. Willie
had been following my stories in The
Mariner and thought I might be able to give the
society a hand somehow. The following Tuesday
six of us assembled around the sail loft’s cutting
table with cookies and punch. Most impressive
in the background were foor to ceiling shelves
stuffed with boxes of historical materials, and
the information that a near equal number of
photographs, negatives, and other documents
were in photographer Greg Wenger’s garage
and basement.
I walked into that meeting knowing next to
nothing about the MdRHS, and walked out with
my head swimming at the size of their task of
organizing, preserving, and cataloguing this
huge store of unique materials.
Started fve years ago by Willie, Greg Wenger,
and Debbie Talbot to collect, preserve, and
make available to the public a unique repository
of what researchers call “Primary Source
Materials” - the most valuable records to scholars
for they are actual artifacts from the period.
They have accomplished much in that time -
publishing their newsletter, forming a non-proft
corporation, enrolling members, and collecting
materials. On top of that, they manufacture
historical displays, do presentations, and host
information tables at local fairs and markets.
But the business of building and staffng a
library was the new chore at hand.
Having been a graduate school researcher in the
60s, I was no stranger to library collections, card
catalogues and “The Reader’s Guide to Periodical
Literature” - all of which are nearly unknown in
this age of internet search engines. Converting
thousands of documents in cardboard boxes into
a functioning library seemed an impossible task
with the resources at hand, but a task very much
worth the dedication.
Perhaps at the heart of the MdRHS collection
is Director and veteran photographer Greg
Wenger’s 40 years of Marina related images,
which are well known to local periodical readers.
Those who remember the Dinghy magazine or
read the Argonaut will recall Greg’s fne images
of all the Marina’s signifcant activities shot
from the water, air, and shore.

The Society has the near complete run of the
Dinghy magazine that chronicled in detail the
Marina’s activities for 40 years. And saved
from the curbside one trash pick-up day,
Wenger procured many original documents
relating to early marina surveys and studies.
The image of a shoestring catch springs to
mind with Greg snatching priceless records
from the dumpster’s maw.
Willie put me to work writing short pieces for
the newsletter for the next few months while
our group noodled about how to approach
the task of digitizing and cataloguing the
substantial collection. We all sensed the internet
somehow held the solution, but we were all too
inexperienced to fnd that key, let alone ft it into
the lock.
After a couple of months, Dr. Michael Glock
responded to a classifed ad in The Mariner and
a few weeks later our activities shot forward as
if with afterburners lit.
After the frst week, Michael had built us a
skeleton website to show us the potential ways
of sorting our resources and organizing the work
to be done. He built a membership page that
allowed new members to click on their PayPal
accounts to join and automatically pay the $25
annual renewal. This suddenly lifted tedious
hours of work performing the many tasks
keeping accounts and licking postage stamps off
Willie’s shoulders - now the complex question
of how exactly to sort and present our wealth
of material.
In just this last month, Michael has led our
discovery of amazing programming tools and
set us on a course to digitize, sort, catalogue,
and present this unique and expanding
collection of materials.
Now we are in the phase of enlisting more
Preserving History
By Tim Tunks
A Catalina seaplane lands in the main channel of Marina del Rey in 1969. Photos courtesy of the Marina del Rey Historical Society
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Now I proudly (and often) visit to watch it
grow, and it is much like watching the building
of a young university, like UNLV 40 years
ago when I taught there. The library stacks
are getting flled with research materials. The
preservation department is making duplicates
for distribution and fling away the originals,
the outreach committees are lined up with
their catalogue of presentations to encourage
supporting members and other contributors to
reinforce the MdRHS’s important work and
another interesting intellectual social center is
being created in our own back yard.
All this is making a thrilling ride for me as I
struggle with my role as “Copy Wrangler”
organizing and writing much of the text during
this early stage of development. Perhaps a
few more folks like Michael will show up
and we will keep accelerating our efforts. You
are invited to watch our progress and join our
teams. Our Marina history will not be written if
we cannot archive its records.
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Getting Online Onboard
eing “connected” 24/7 is a fact
of life for us all. Whether it’s for
work, family, friends or Facebook,
the virtual world has become an
integrated part of our lives. Once upon a time,
when you went out on your boat to Catalina,
or other points along the coast, you were
unreachable unless within range of a Marine
Operator and you were monitoring the VHF.
Today, of course times have changed. With
cell phones and wireless internet options, it’s
not so easy to just tune out while aboard our
boats. Work and personal obligations follow
us where ever we go and we need the ability
to stay in touch. Let’s not forget the kids
who can’t imagine being unable to download
movies to their iPads, play “Call of Duty”
interactively on their X-Box or tweet and text
their friends. They can make your vacation a
living nightmare otherwise.
At home or work, we have wireless technologies
like Wi-Fi and Broadband 4G Cellular to get
us to the internet. All of this is well and good
with the infrastructure here to support it. On
our boats, it’s not always so easy. Let’s take a
closer look at the two most common wireless
technologies available to boaters and ways to
make them more effective.
Wi-Fi is built in to many electronic devices
from cell phones to Blu-Ray players. It offers
amazingly fast wireless internet speeds but is
not without drawbacks. Wi-Fi is a short range
technology using low powered transmitters.
Typically you can expect up to a 300 foot range,
much akin to a cordless telephone. Wi-Fi is
useful aboard boats in marinas, anchored or
moored in a harbor with outdoor access points
around. Often your boat is a lot further than 300
feet from the access point so the signal needs
to be boosted to make the trip, often a half mile
or more. There are lots of solutions out there
to accomplish this but the best I have found so
far that wont break the bank is Wave Wi-Fi’s
Rogue Wave Pro ($499.00). The Rogue Pro
is a true “Marine Grade” product featuring a
durable polished stainless steel enclosure with
a standard 1 x 14 threaded mount commonly
found on boats. The unit comes packaged as
a complete kit with a 2.5’ omni directional
antenna, CAT-5 ethernet cable and a power-
over-ethernet injector to supply power to the
radio. The unit mounts directly to the base of the
antenna and the base of the unit is screwed on to
the antenna mount just like you would a VHF
antenna. This confguration addresses one of the
major obstacles of other types of Wi-Fi boosters
in that it overcomes the loss incurred by long
coax cable runs and the need to use an ultra-low-
loss cable, which is often diffcult to work with.
The other end of the CAT 5 cable plugs into the
ethernet port on your computer or to an off the
shelf wireless access point should you want true
wireless connectivity on your boat.
A note about range claims by some the
manufacturers…Wi-Fi transmitters are limited
to a maximum of 1 watt by the FCC. Many
advertisements claim “up to 7 miles” or “works
up to 11 miles offshore” for a Wi-Fi booster.
The reality is that few access points are designed
to accommodate this type of range. This often
sets the expectation that someone who is lucky
enough to have their offce close to the water
will be able to access their offce network.
This is simply not reasonable to expect outside
specialized point-to-point systems. To obtain
wireless internet over ranges like this, a cellular
solution would be more practical.
3G / 4G Broadband Cellular
Up until recently, Cellular internet service was
pokey relative to the speed of Wi-Fi. With
the deployment of 3G and 4G cellular data
platforms, the speeds are now comparable to
a good Wi-Fi connection. Many carriers now
offer a “tethering” option allowing you to use a
smartphone as a Wi-Fi access point utilizing the
cellular data link as an internet back haul.
Verizon offers a “My-Fi” 4G access point that
I have tested which works very well. Still,
these devices put out 600 Milliwatts, but the
good news is that can be boosted up to three
watts with an amplifer and external antenna.
Digital Antenna’s DA series of amplifers and
wireless repeaters offer multiple solutions
to enhance cellular data reception aboard.
They come in two types - wireless and direct
connect. A wireless cellular repeater picks up
your cellular signal, boosts it to three watts
and retransmits it to the network. There is no
physical connection. However, because there
is a separation distance required between
inside and outside antennas, this may not be
a viable solution on smaller boats. A direct
connect amplifer plugs directly into a cellular
data device, boosts its signal up to three watts
and retransmits it to the network. This would
be the preferred method for devices like the
Verizon “MyFi” mobile hotspots.
Both solutions discussed above work very well
in situations commonly encountered by boaters
cruising Southern California’s coastal waters. In
my next article, we will look at internet options
for those who venture further offshore.
Should you have any questions or would like
more information on these products; I can
be contacted at Maritime Communications,
Inc. (310) 821-4958 or scott.jarema@
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C a t a l i n a C U R R E N T S
By Captain Richard Schaefer
very October, for the past 23 years,
there has been an annual gathering
of quasi-pirates and bawdy wenches
at Two Harbors on Catalina Island.
I have attended a few of these
swashbuckling debaucheries and
can truthfully say that if you liked the, Pirates of
the Caribbean series then you will enjoy living
it for three or four days at the Isthmus. But be
warned, in past years there were children’s events
during the day and my own kids have some great
memories. However, sadly, that is no more and it
is now strictly for adults - crevasse-like cleavage
spilling out all over and rampant, drunken lechery
(I can just see all the guys rushing the Catalina
Express ticket booths now).
During Buccaneer Days, it often seemed to me
rather sad that the West Coast never really had
any “pirate heritage”, and I always felt a tinge of
“pirate envy” at these sorts of events .
Well, all that is about to change - the West
Coast did, in fact, have it’s share of corsairs
and pirates. Among them a tale that not even
Hollywood could have dreamed up.
Beginning in the 16th Century the Spanish
Manila galleons ran between Spain and Spanish
controlled trading centers in the Philippines.
These huge ships were flled with gold, silver
and various trade goods. On the return voyage
these heavily laden ships would cross the
Pacifc and then turn south, down the coast of
“Alta California”.
During the long voyage down the California
coast these treasure ships were preyed upon
by English privateers who carried Letters of
Marque signed by a Monarch - in this instance,
English. During time of war, Letters of Marque
authorized the bearer to attack and seize the
holdings of the named country anywhere in the
world. Often, when the hostilities ended and the
license were rescinded, the privateer - who had
grown accustomed to the freebooting, lucrative
life of the sea going marauder - would continue
on, becoming a pirate, sailing under his own
fag - a ship and crew without a country. Dozens
ended their careers hanging from a gibbet on the
Most notable among these privateers was Sir
Francis Drake and his famous ship, the Golden
Hind. Drake prowled the Pacifc from the tip
of South America as far north as Drakes Bay -
just north of what is now San Francisco. While
Drake was exploring the California coast he
hammered a brass plate to a tree, and claimed
the entire area for England - not caring that the
Spanish had beaten him to it.
The Manila Galleons were huge and well armed,
but slow and cumbersome to maneuver. Many
The Real “Buccaneers” of California
Part 1
2012 The Mariner - Issue 116 17
fell prey to pirates and privateers off the West
Coast (mostly off Baja) for over two hundred
years. The piracy fnally came to an end when
Mexico won its independence from Spain and
that trade route was abandoned.
Without doubt, the wildest tale of California
piracy took place in 1818. But, lets go back a
few years and begin our story in 1814 aboard
the British barque, Columbia which traded for
seal, otter and elk hides from Puget Sound to
Monterey. The frst mate aboard Columbia was
an Englishman, Peter Corney. Corney had served
with the Pacifc Fur Trading Company and with
the North West Company for over fve years
and knew the Pacifc Coast and the weakness
of the Spanish outposts very well. At that time,
there were fewer than 3,000 Europeans (mostly
Spanish) in all of Alta California - (Boy is that
hard to imagine now days!).
In 1818 the Columbia was sold to King
Kamehameha in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
Corney helped deliver the ship to her new home.
Soon, Corney became friends with the Hawaiian
King and fell in love with the islands and its
people. He decided to stay in Hawaii and see
what the future might bring.
In May, 1818 he was sitting in a waterfront tavern
watching the natives dive for pearls (this harbor
would soon become known as, Pearl Harbor)
and saw an unusual vessel enter Oahu’s harbor.
It was a small warship, the Santa Rosa, fying
the Argentinean fag. Within a few days, the
vessel was quickly sold to King Kamehameha
for a fraction of what it was worth.
With suspicions aroused, Corney began asking
questions. He soon learned that the crew had
mutinied and set her offcers adrift off the coast
of Mexico. The Santa Rosa was the smaller of
two ships, commissioned as privateers, under
an Argentinean Letter of Marque, to attack
Spanish holdings during the Argentine War of
Independence from Spain The crew was fearful
that the larger warship, the Argentina was in
They were right. Not many days had passed
before the Argentina sailed into Honolulu in
search of the mutineers. Fearing the worst, the
crew quickly fed into the jungle.
The Captain of the Argentina, Hypolito
Bouchard, a French born Argentinian, wasted
no time in hiring islanders to track down the
mutineers in the hills. They were quickly
rounded up by the natives and Bouchard
executed the ringleaders and fogged the rest.
With Corney’s help, Bouchard negotiated with
King Kamehameha, bought back the Santa Rosa
and set about preparing her for sea.
Corney was in the mood for adventure and
suggested to Bouchard that California, a Spanish
possession, was poorly defended and could be
easily plundered. Bouchard readily agreed and
made Corney Captain of the newly reftted
Santa Rosa.
The crews of the two ships were mainly
European, Malaysian, African and American,
and most were professional sailors. Corney and
Brochard knew that they might need infantry to
attack the Spanish holdings in California so they
prevailed upon the King for men.
The Hawaiian King provided 100 strong
Hawaiians as soldiers and 30 young Hawaiian
women as...uh...morale boosters.
On the voyage to California the ships exercised
their heavy cannons and prepared their Hawaiian
“infantry” for battle.
Corney suggested the ships make landfall at Fort
Ross, above San Francisco. Corney knew many
of the Russians living there from his fur trading
days and they restocked the ships with powder,
shot and food. The Russians, no friends of the
Spanish, provided current information on the
Presidio of Monterey - the capitol of California
- and the two ships set sail south.
The ships sailed into the harbor of Monterey at
night. The Spanish soldiers in El Castillo (the
fort) hailed the ships and told them to send
in a boat and to identify themselves. Corney
declined and waited until dawn. The soldiers
were suspicious of their midnight visitors and
sent word to the presidio for reinforcements.
At frst light the Santa Rosa opened fre on
the fort while the Argentina, under Bouchard,
maneuvered up the coast to fnd a landing area
for his Hawaiian soldiers - in the rear of the
Spanish fortifcations - near what is now the
Monterey Aquarium.
In a short while, Bouchard had landed two
cannons with gun crews and about 75 islanders
armed with spears - naked, but for blue paint
and tattoos.
The frst the Spanish knew of their presence was
the roar of the cannons and the war cries of the
Hawaiians at their rear. At frst, the Spaniards
attempted to bring their cannons to bear and
form a fring line. But, the sight of the naked,
spear toting islanders hurtling toward their line
panicked them. They broke ranks, and ran for
their horses.
Many soldiers were speared as they tried to
escape toward the Presidio of Monterey. The
Hawaiians only stopped long enough to strip
the hats and shirts from the dead - then quickly
resumed their screaming pursuit wearing
Spanish hats and scraps of bloody clothing.
The surviving Spanish made it to the breastworks
that had been hastily thrown up by the soldiers
of the presido. They barely had time to fre
their feld pieces and fre a volley of rife shot.
This hailstorm of lead temporally halted the
Hawaiian charge.
By this time Corney, and another detachment of
Hawaiians from the Santa Rosa, had landed and
joined Bouchard’s men. Corney formed up the
Hawaiians for a charge and led them to overrun
the Spanish position. The Spanish broke and ran
and the pirates quickly seized and looted the
outskirts of Monterey.
That night Bouchard and Corney discovered
that the Spanish had captured three of their men.
The next day, Bouchard sent a detail of men
forward under a fag of truce. The Governor
of California was told that he must return his
prisoners to Bouchard or Monterey would be
looted and destroyed. The governor asked for
three days to consider the proposal. Bouchard
agreed. The governor made no further reply and
on the fourth day Bouchard attacked - burning
and looting Monterey - forcing the Spanish to
retreat inland to Salinas.
As any good Catholic would, Bouchard gave
orders that the mission and surrounding
buildings be spared and the priests and indians
in residence remain unmolested.
On December 1, 1818, the two Argentine
privateers weighed anchor and sailed south,
toward Santa Barbara.
Check out part 2 next month.
Captain Richard Schaefer is a U.S.C.G.
Licensed Master of Sailing Vessels. He has
skippered charters and deliveries, taught sailing
and seamanship, managed yachts and written
for boating publications for more than 30 years.
He can be reached for comments or consultation
at (310) 460-8946 or e-mail at littlebighorn@
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C r u i s i n g L i f e
Cookin’ Up a
Cooking onboard can be challenging so it’s
always nice to see a cookbook specifcally
designed for the likes of boaters. The Boat
Galley Cookbook is written by boaters for
boaters and should defnitely own a spot in
the galley as it’s comprehensive, easy to
follow and most importantly has tons of good
recipes to enjoy.
This book covers it all. With over 440 pages
of dishes to create, a circumnavigation
couldn’t exhaust all the possibilities within
these pages.
The authors have been kind enough to share a
sample of a few different appetizers with The
Mariner. The book is available at
and more info can be found at theboatgalley.
Appetizers are an essential part of cruising,
whether you’re socializing or relaxing. We’re
active enough that we want a snack in the late
after- noon. It’s a chance to relax, sit in the
cockpit, and enjoy the beauty of an anchorage.
Here, we’ve put together over seventy-
fve appetizer and snack recipes, from very
simple appetizers to those suitable for major
celebrations, and several bar-type snacks that
you can take on hikes. It was tough, but we
narrowed it down to six for this sampler.
GRANOLA BARS - Makes 24 bars
Total Time: 40 minutes, including 30 minutes
to cool.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 1⁄2 cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies
or similar)
2 cups oats (old-fashioned or instant)
1⁄2 cup raisins or other chopped moist
dried fruit
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar or white sugar
1⁄2 cup corn syrup
1⁄2 cup peanut butter1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Combine the rice cereal, oats, and raisins
in a large bowl and set aside. In a small
saucepan combine the brown sugar and corn
syrup. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring
constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in
the peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over the
cereal mix- ture and combine well.
2. Press the granola into an ungreased 9”313”
pan. Allow to cool to room temperature
(about 30 minutes), then cut into 24 bars.
Store in an airtight container or seal in a
plastic bag.

Total Time: 5 minutes - Serves 8 to 10
2 cans (16 ounces each) black beans, drained
and rinsed
2 cans (16 ounces each) corn, drained
2 cups salsa*
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon lime juice, lemon juice, or
limon juice
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro, or to taste
*You can substitute 2 tomatoes, 1⁄4 green bell
pepper, and 1 chile pepper (to taste), all fnely
chopped, and 1⁄4 cup fnely chopped onion.
1. Mix all the ingredients together. If a spicier
dip is desired, add more cumin and some
cayenne pepper or chili powder. Or fnely
chop part of a chile pepper and add it. Serve
the salsa with tortilla chips or crackers.
Serves 6 to 8
Great with green beer for a St. Patrick’s Day
party. But you don’t have to save it for just once
a year. If you like Reuben sandwiches (one of my
favorites), you’ll love this dip.
Total Time: 20 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
2⁄3 cup shredded Swiss cheese or other
meltable cheese
1 can (12 ounces) corned beef
3⁄4 cup sauerkraut, well drained
3⁄4 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1⁄3 cup Thousand Island dressing
2 tablespoons horseradish or prepared
wasabi, or to taste
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2012 The Mariner - Issue 116 19
Captain David Kirby
There are a couple of good things hap-
pening as we move into fall. Water
temps are still holding in the high 60s
to low 70s, so pelagic fsh are stay-
ing local and second - lobster season
is here (opens on 9/29). Lately we’ve
see lot of sheep head are being caught
along with our local bass, halibut and
other bottom fsh.
Over at Catalina there’s been a few
yellowtail and calico, but if you want
some good fshing, San Clemente has
been boasting lots of Yellowtail.
For those who don’t mind the travel and
as long as the weather holds, bluefn
tuna are within a day and a half range
going up to 50-lbs.
As for the lobster season - there are a
few things to remember. Do NOT forget
your lobster card - you can pick them
up at any sporting goods store. Using
fresh dead bait is effective whether it
be anchovies, barracuda, or mackerel.
Promar makes a good bait cage for
your nets so the seals won’t eat your
chum up so fast. Look at moon phases
and tides. Be prepared to move your
nets - they could walk in shallow or
be deep (up to 60 to 80 ft.). And if you
want the future of lobster to continue,
let those big bugs go. Any thing over
6lb are what we call “producers”. Well
the boats in San Diego are still flling
the decks I’m heading that way..
Until next time………. Tight Lines
According to Dave
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1⁄8 teaspoon ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400oF.
2. Reserve a little of the cheese for topping.
Mash the corned beef in a bowl, then add all
the other ingredients and mix well. Spread
the mixture in a pie pan or similar-size baking
dish. Top with the reserved cheese.
3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is
melted and the mixture is bubbling. Serve
as a dip with crackers, tortilla chips, or pita
bits, or spread it on bread or toast that has
been cut into bite-size pieces, or serve it in
a rye bowl. Golden brown. Sprinkle with the
chopped basil. Cut the bread into wedges and
serve hot.
This is also good as a garnish with almost any
kind of fsh.
Total Time: 5 minutes
2⁄3 cup mayonnaise, sour cream, or plain
2 tablespoons brown sugar or white sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice, lemon juice, OR
limon juice
1 teaspoon horseradish OR
1⁄2 teaspoon wasabi paste, or to taste dash
of hot sauce or cayenne pepper, to taste
Combine all the ingredients. Serve with
Serves 12
This always gets raves!
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 cup mayonnaise (low fat is fne; Miracle
Whip does not work well)
1 cup grated or shredded Parmesan or any
cheese that will melt
1 1⁄2 teaspoons minced garlic OR
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 loaf French or Italian bread, not sliced
1⁄2 cup butter or margarine, softened or
2 tablespoons fnely chopped fresh basil OR
2 teaspoons dried basil OR
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1. Preheat the broiler.
2. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise,
Parmesan, and garlic; blend well and set
aside. Cut the loaf of bread horizontally in
two. Arrange the halves, cut side up, on a
large baking sheet. Butter the bread and broil
it until it is crisp and brown. Remove from
the oven, but leave the broiler on. Spread the
reserved Parmesan mixture over the cut sides
of the bread. Broil until the top is puffed and
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves 8
2 avocados
juice of 1 lime
3 limones (Key limes) or 1 lemon
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (discard some
of the seeds)
1 medium onion, chopped fne
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced, OR
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste, OR
very fnely minced chile pepper OR a few
drops of hot sauce
1. Peel and seed the avocados. Place in a bowl
and pour lime juice over them. If they’re
soft enough, mash with a fork; otherwise,
fnely chop right in the bowl to keep the
avocados covered in juice (otherwise, they’ll
turn brown quickly). Mix in the remaining
2. Serve immediately, or cover tightly and
refrigerate up to 6 hours. If you need to
store longer than that, add more lime juice to
ensure that the guacamole won’t turn brown.
(310) 210-0861
Captain Joel Eve
Marine Consulting Services
Since 1976
Boating Instruction
Yacht Management
Captain’s Services
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Photo Pat Reynolds
Del Rey Yacht Club hosted the annual
ASMBYC Champion of Champions with race
committee vets Sterling Tallman and Eddie
Hollister trying to manage a tricky and very
shifty frst day. Saturday was round the buoys
and Sunday race offcers drew up a random
leg course that both cruising class and PHRF
racers participated in. Gary Brockman’s Squall
representing the South Bay Yacht Racing Club
won in the cruising class A division and Mike
Devine out of Redondo Beach won in the
Cruising B class.
On Saturday’s PHRF round the buoy racing,
winds barely exceeded seven-knots, so light
wind prowess was the theme of the day. Jato,
a J/111 out of King Harbor did well, racking
up two bullets and a third in the PHRF A class
followed by another frst the following day on
the random leg course. On the B side, Mis Que
out of Del Rey YC just squeaked a victory over
Teaser (representing Pacifc Mariner’s Yacht
Club) with the exact same win/loss earnings.
For full results go to
2012 The Mariner - Issue 116 21
R a c i n g S C E N E
Photo Pat Reynolds
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Frayed Ends? Not with Stan’s Deep Fusing!
Long time Marina del Rey rigger Stan Harris
called me down to his shop to share some of
his special techniques and this one is certainly
worthy as this month’s “Gizmo of the Month”.
A Pat Reynolds original photo reward is on its
Frayed and unravelling rope ends can be found
around most any boat but you won’t fnd them
on anything from Stan’s hands because of his
Deep Cross Fusing technique that solidifes the
end of double braid line like nothing I’ve seen
before. Although not applicable to Spectra and
some of the newest low stretch fbers, Stan’s
solution is the best I’ve seen for our common
synthetics that melt and fuse well. [Stay tuned
for Mare Sails’ Chris Guillum’s techniques for
Hi Tech lines next month.]
The secret of this technique is to slice deeply
with the hot knife into the line’s end to create
a larger mass of fused fber that can withstand
weathering and physical impact.
With a regular straight hot knife cut, there is
only a thin layer of fused material at the very
end which once fractured permits the end to
start fraying into awkward clumps.
By making frst one deep end cut and fusing
the mass by pressing it together while it is still
molten, and then making a second end cut at 90
degrees to the frst and then refusing that cut
while molten, Stan creates a fused zone about
the depth of one diameter (3/8” deep for 3’8”
diameter line). The end is then fnished off with
some hot knife “Buttering” to smooth the solid
fused mass. Whipping the line is not required but
is frequently done just to give things a fnished
seamanlike look.
Frayed Not!
By Tim Tunks
2012 The Mariner - Issue 116 23

Today’s navigable waterways are increasingly
busy with all types of vessels, including kayaks,
paddle boards, jet skies, canoes and other
personal watercraft. As a result, the skipper who
owns or operates a larger sailing or motor vessel
has a lot more to consider while navigating a
busy harbor in a responsible manner.
Given today’s very busy operating environment,
what are some of the things that skippers have
to consider during the operation of his or her
Captain Joel: One of the most important
responsibilities is maintaining a proper lookout
on your boat at all times and doing so is required
under the rules of the road. The lookout may be
anyone (if not the skipper) who is delegated
the task of watching out for traffc, buoys or
fxed objects in your path. Posting a proper
lookout should be a common sense practice. I
often observe, however, other vessels underway
with no obvious lookout posted. So next time
you depart or return to the harbor, designate
someone as your extra set of eyes that can warn
you of possible dangers ahead.
Another factor to consider in a busy harbor is
your vessel speed and course. How do you know
if you are going too fast on the waterways? In
Marina del Rey, for example, the posted speed
limit in the inner harbor is fve knots. However,
there are quite a few boats that leave a large
wake behind them even at this modest speed.
So look behind you, and if your boat is leaving
a large wake, slow down a bit. It is important
to remember that you can be held liable for
any damage done by your boat wake. Another
reason to slow down in a busy harbor is to gain
precious time to make an evasive maneuver or
to stop your vessel in time to avoid a problem.
Lastly, if you even think for a moment that you
are going too fast, you probably are.
Regarding the course you should hold, it should
be as steady as possible. One reason for holding
a steady course is to show other vessels your
clear intentions. When I encounter a vessel that
is making wild course maneuvers, I slow down
and give that vessel plenty of sea room.
What about right of way rules and how should
the average boater apply them?
Captain Joel: Knowing the rules of the road
is every skipper’s responsibility, but applying
those rules can be a bit perplexing at times for
the average boater.
For example, if you think you have the right of
way over another vessel, don’t assume the other
vessel knows the rules as you do. You can try to
contact the other vessel by VHF radio to make
passing arrangements or try to use the whistle
signals that are described in the rule book. But
what do you do if the other vessel does not
respond to your radio call or understand your
whistle signals? Since it is the responsibility of
both vessels to avoid a collision, the answer is
simple - even though you have the right of way,
you simply yield to the other vessel to avoid a
problem. It is better to be safe than sorry.
You can download a free copy of the rules at:
What other gear or equipment would a
responsible skipper carry aboard the boat?
Captain Joel: Several important pieces of
equipment come to mind. First of all, I think
an adequate tool kit with enough tools specifc
to your vessel would be appropriate because
you never know when you may need to make
a repair while underway. Secondly, a good frst
aid kit should be aboard at all times. First aid kits
are available from a local drugstore or outdoor
supply store and are not too expensive. If you
prefer, you can put one together on your own.
Third, a responsible boat owner will have one
approved PFD (life jacket) or other approved
fotation device for each crew and guest aboard.
The responsible skipper will also demonstrate to
each crew or guest exactly how to use a PFD
and where they are stored on the vessel. You
don’t want to be searching for your life jackets
during an emergency.
A good skipper will also have a means of calling
for assistance or to report another vessel in
distress. I recommend that every vessel carry
a VHF radio even if it just a handheld type. I
would not rely on a cell phone in an emergency
at sea because only one other person will answer
your call for help. By using a VHF radio, many
listeners will hear your call, increasing your
chances of an early rescue.
Captain Joel Eve
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Dear Mookie,
I’ve been climbing the corporate ladder for
the past few years, but I’m afraid that it might
be at the expense of my family. I don’t see
my kids nearly enough, but in these tough
economic times, I need to work. How do I
fnd a balance?
Head is Spinning
Dear Spinning Head,
You may be having tough times, but at least
you can climb a ladder. I’ve never been able
to do that – especially going down. So, yes
keep doing that.
As for your kids, maybe it’s best you don’t
see them – as I’m sure you know, children can
be a bit annoying anyway – always tugging,
screaming and trouncing on sensitive areas.
You should keep your distance – they mean
well, but they’re somewhat dangerous.
Hope that helps!
Quality Advice From A
Two Year Old Black Lab
Let ‘em know you’re out there.
Advertise in
310-397-1887 or
2012 The Mariner - Issue 116 25
Morgan OI 41’ 1972
Sloop,centercockpit,aft-cabin,new Yanmar, 5 sails,ref
ready $59,500. (661)548-6603 or
Beneteau Oceanis 400
Timeshare/Partnership on Beneteau Oceanis 400.
Tri-cabin model - two heads. Full electronics, refrig-
eration, inverter, dinghy and outboard, windless, roller
furler, full canvas. Professional lessons available if
needed. No equity buy in. 3 Days, $285.00 per month
- no long term commitment. Call Captain Richard
Schaefer 310-460-8946
Islander 36’ 1972
Intrepid:: the renowned vessel that brought, Zac Sun-
derland, the youngest, American, solo circumnavigator
around the world in 2009 is looking for a new owner.
Intrepid is ftted with everything you need to go around
the world. Currently offered for $59,000 with fnancing
options available. Feeling adventurous? She is ready
to go again!
Hunter 33 2005
Imaculate condition +Full Hunter Package+Speed/
Depth/Wind & Autopilot+Color GPS & Furuno
Radar+Windlass with Danforth Anchor+ Seldon In-
Mast Furling Mainsail+ Roller Furling Jib+32hp Yanmar
engine with only 500 hours+ Dodger with Bimini+New
bottom paint Feb 2012+ Electric Head and so much
more! $84,000. Tel: 310-482-1877 or email Rchrdnor- for further details
Hunter 33 2007
Nicely equipped and lightly used, one owner only, at
Marina Del Rey. $129,000. Please call 323 874 9849
or email for more info.
30-Ft lancer, 1985
C&C design, built in Canada. Tan hull, green sails,
Yanmar diesel, fast and lovely. $12,000. Daniel
(310) 351-9212
Ericson 27’ 1974
Mercury outboard 8hr, Many sails, needs some tlc
$4500.00 obo - Pls call rick at 818-445-9882
14’ Classic Wooden Enterprise
(Euro Lido) epoxy FRP hull; spruce mast.
First time offering $ 10,000. (805) 798-0493 trialice@
Power Boats
42’ 1981 Californian Trawler
2 3208 Cat diesels w 1400 hrs, all fberglass hull, 2
heads w showers, sleeps 8, one level walk around
deck. Owner will carry or trade. Located in slip D-701
on Panay Way stern out endtie. $85,000 Call for Appt -
Al Lee 310-392-4193 or Gary at 310-293-9200.
30’ Grady-White Marlin, 1996.
Twin VX250 Yamahas. Just completed 50K renova-
tion. “Everything New”: motors, gelcoat, interior, elec-
tronics, more. $59,995. (661) 257-9275.
10’Avon RIB
Transom wheels, oars, seat, 9,9th Mariner, 3gal tank.
Very clean condition. $2450. Call 310 463-0077
Avon 360
W/ 50 suzuki 4 stroke $7500. 310-822-8618.
9’ Achilles
$500 -310-822-8618.
11’ foot Caribe
Unstealable yellow, 20hp Honda
dealer says $5800-I say $5100
Mike 310 963 6250
11’ Apex
W/15 HP Yamaha 4 stroke electric start $4500.
11’ Apex w/ 15 Yamaha
$4500 -310-822-8618.
12’ Boss Boat
w/ 40 Honda $7000 - -310-822-8618.
12’ Zodiac
w/25 Mercury $5500 - 310-822-8618.
12’ porta boat $ 400
13’ Boston Whaler
w/ 20 Yamaha $9500 - 310-822-8618
14’ Edgewater
W/ 40 yamaha 4 stroke $8500 . 310-822-8618
Used 4 Stroke Outboards
2 Honda $700
4 Mercury $800
4 Suzuki $800
6 Mercury long $1000
8 Mercury $1200
9.9 Mercury $1400
9.9 Mercury electric $1800
9.9 Tohatsu $1200
T9.9GPXH Yamaha $2500
15 Honda $1500
SS Dinghy cradel $1000
Mercury New Outboard Clearance
6 HP $1200
9.9 HP $1700
9.9E HP $2000
Honda Outboards
Buy-Sell-Repair-Install-Total Overhaul
See page 26. Don at (818) 427-2144
Other Stuff
For boats 25-27’ boat. $400. 310-701-5960
From 40 ft. Cal - $450 call 310-823-2040
Spinnaker,2 drifters and a genoa for sale from a 28’
Lancer. Very good condition. Call: 213 706 8364
Spinnaker for 28 to 35 foot boat, 36.80’ by 18.80’
Asymmetric Spinnaker for 55 to 77 foot boat, Luff
75.00’ Mid Girth 39.50’
Genoa for 45 to 55 foot boat ,Luff Length 62.00’
Genoa for 55 to 70 boat, Luff 74.00’
Jib for 48 to 55 foot boat, Luff 60.00’
Jib for 60 to 70 foot boat, Luff 75.00’
Please call Bill at (310) 827-8888
Spinnaker,2 drifters and a genoa for sale from a 28’
Lancer. Very good condition. Call 213 706 8364
Fortress FX-23 Anchor $150 - 310-391-6174
Donate Boats
Cash For Your Boat !
Power or sail, Yachts to dinghys 310-849-2930
Donate Your Boat
LA Area Council Boy Scouts of America need your
boat or boat gear as donation to support essential and
formative youth programs, please call 310-823-2040
or E-mail
Need Cash Fast?
I’ll buy your boat 310-827-7686
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Receive a substantial tax deduction. Support youth
boating programs. S.O.S. Please call 888-650-1212
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donation into tomorrow’s scientists and doctors. 310-
Body: Basic Keel Boat & EMT Cert. 20 Yrs Experience
on Power Boats. Local, competent, handy, friendly.
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Canvas Boat Covers and Repairs
New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water
repelency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242
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Deliveries/Lessons/Private Captain. Experienced,
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Captain Available
Available for boat purchase sea trials and consulta-
tions, local deliveries, sailing instruction and charters.
30 years local experience. 310-460-8946 or littlebig-
Captain Larry Beane at your service!
Charters, deliveries, private skipper, lessons, sail or
power. Professional, experienced, friendly, and FUN!
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Instruction, yacht management, insurance surveys,
deliveries, pre-purchase and repair consultation.
Serving Long Beach to Santa Barbara. Local
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references. Captain Richard Schaefer 310-460-8946.
Volunteer Historians/Editors
The Marina del Rey Historical Society now lots of work
for volunteer historians and editors in captioning hun-
dreds of images that are now ready for uploading. Much
of this volunteer work is online, so it may be done from
most any place and at most any time. Please contact
Willie Hjorth at 310. 822-9344 to volunteer.
Information on Americas Cup replica
nine-foot sailboat.
Any and all will be appreciated. Please send to
Large Sailboat for Research Group
Dolphin research group in Marina del Rey in search of
large sailboat to conduct valuable studies of local ma-
rine life. Contact Charles Saylan at csaylan@earthlink.
net to discuss the benefts and specifcs of donating a
Sailboat Partner
There are great deals on sailboats and looking for 50-
50 partner in Marina Del Rey. Looking for 34 to 40 foot
with a minimum investment of 10K each. Contact Alan
Rock—310-721-2825 or
fAttn Sailors
Charter a classic Perry 47 ft. sloop at Shoreline Village
or share regular use monthly at 1/2 the normal char-
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