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Issue #182
April 2018






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The Mariner is FEEling
Pat Reynolds
I was trying to think of something to write about a circumstance might be, but I know I couldn’t
this month. I had been out past the breakwall help but do it. They were feeling everything.
Columnists a few times but nothing extraordinary happened They were hearing and physically feeling for all
Bill McNeely or occurred to me. I’m fixing up my Reynolds they gathered.
Greg Rutter 21 catamaran but that’s boring and maybe a little
sad. So then I sat still and thought…and came up The wind must have such a different meaning
For advertising rates and with this: to them. The smell of the fish, the feeling of
Information contact the scales, the sound of others having a shared
310-397-1887 I think it was ten years ago. I went out on a half experience—it’s all being processed in a very
email day fishing trip with the Marina del Rey Anglers. different way but a way maybe I should think
They host a variety of non-profit groups with the about more. It’s a blessing to have sight, of
money they raise from the Halibut Derby and this course, but thinking about that trip made me
time it was an organization for the blind. I thought consider the pecking order of the senses and sight
Mailing address
that would be a cool thing to cover and I believe rules the roost. I should have written about how
P.O. Box 9403 I wrote a story of how the anglers do nice things the ocean is an amazing place beyond what we
Marina del Rey, CA 90295 like this and how a lot of these groups they take see. It’s rhythm, it’s scent, it’s unique timbre of
out have never been in the ocean or been fishing, quiet can all be overpowered by what we see, but
The Mariner appears on the last blah blah… I’m gonna start evening things up.
Friday of every month.
But now, ten years later, ten years older, I think This season I shall listen more, pay attention to
This issue about how powerful it should have been. All of what all of this smells like and lastly, I will feel...
March 30 - April 27 these people were enjoying the experience and
all of them were as kind a people as I have ever I wish you the same!
been around. Of course blind folks don’t consider Have a great boating season!
their handicap as it pertains to how visual

Thanks for picking it up!

Numbers Coming Events 6
at a glance:
Off the Wire 8

Neighborhood Pride 10
 Marina del Rey Captain Aleks Taldykin Rallies the Clean Up Troops
Notice to Mariners is Not Boring 12
310-482-6000 Thinking About the Notice to Mariners Doc
 Los Angeles County Season Opener! 13
Lifeguard: Opening Day Pics
310-577-5700 What I’ve Learned About Boating 17
 Vessel Assist: By Richard Schaefer
800-399-1921 Catalina Currents - First Catalina Trip 18
 Marine Life Rescue By Bill McNeely “The Island Guy”

800-39WHALE On the Record - Taxes & Boats + Boating License 20

Pelican Dance by Pat Reynolds
Racing - Season Preview by Greg Rutter 22

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Coming Events!
What’s Happening Around America’s Largest Recreational Harbor and Catalina Island Too!

April 1 student the rudiments of navigation by using April 14
9th Annual Catalina Spring Art Fair GPS, and the back-up skill of navigation using 23rd Annual Conservancy Ball
and Craft Festival charts, navigation plotting tools, and dead- This year we celebrate the 23rd Annual Catalina
Easter Weekend. Located on Crescent Avenue in reckoning. The intent is to provide the student Island Conservancy Ball! The black tie event
Avalon, along the waterfront, this three day art with a solid foundation with emphasis on includes dinner and dancing in Avalon’s historic
fair features local and mainland artists, crafts, technique and not blind reliance on electronics. Casino Ballroom and the spectacular silent
musical entertainment, kids activities and more. GPS will be mentioned and discussed as it and live auctions. 6pm-11pm (special return
Happens all day – for info call (310) 510-2788 relates to plotting waypoints, etc. The advanced boat back to mainland). Advance reservations
March 31 portion of the course covers the use of GPS and required – tickets do sell out! Underwriting and
Dockwalker Training Workshop other electronic devices in more technical detail sponsorship opportunities also available. From
From 10 am to 12:45 pm this workshop trains as well as some more sophisticated traditional 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Casino Ballroom - 1
partners or collaborators like you to become navigation skills as back-ups. An added Casino WayAvalon CA 90704. For more info
Dockwalkers, who conduct face–to–face segment covers fuel management, which is the (562) 437-8555 ext. 1239
boater education about environmentally–sound final crucial issue for all power boat navigation. April 21 - August 19,
boating practices. Receive free educational Presented by Flotilla 114-12-07 Marina Del JAWS: The Art of Fear
materials to distribute to boaters at marinas, boat Rey, CA . Start Date: April 5 through June 7 in Filmmaking
launch ramps, boat shows, and special events. 2018. Hours: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Duration: Immerse yourself in the creative vision and
Dockwalkers’ efforts increase boater awareness 10 Weeks. Location: Del Rey Yacht Club 13900 artistic direction behind the movie JAWS. From
about clean and safe boating, thus improving Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. the collection of the film’s Production Designer,
the recreation experience in California while Contact: Allen Bakalyar -abakalyar@socal. Joe Alves, comes the original storyboard
helping to preserve its precious wildlife habitat - (310) 720-9911. Course Cost: $80 drawings, scouting photos, behind-the-scenes
and water quality. To become a Dockwalker April 7 photographs of the film crew in action, plus
volunteer, please contact Victoria Gambale at Marina Del Rey Farmers Market original props and ephemera from the film. This, or sign up Head to County Parking Lot 11 (Via Marina special exhibition includes life-size models of
for a Dockwalker training online. Find more @ Panay Way) every Saturday for farm-fresh characters, scenes and sharks, of course, created
information, visit http://www.santamonicabay. produce, flowers, prepared foods, handmade by present-day special effects artists. At the
org/explore/our-communities/clean-boating/ items, music, and entertainment. Open year- Catalina Island Museum from 10:00 am - 5:00
volunteer-us/. Training is free. Registration is round. Free admission. Parking lot pay-and- pm. 217 Metropole Ave Avalon CA 90704
required. display kiosk, just $1 per hour. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 Phone, (310) 510-2414
April 5 p.m.
Weekend Navigation April 10 Ongoing
Boating Course Women’s Sailing Association Of
Navigation has changed since the “old days” Santa Monica Bay Presents Apryl Marina Del Rey Anglers
when navigators plotted a course relying on Delancey On Sharks Monthly Meeting
dead-reckoning and seeing a buoy was a bonus. On Tuesday April 10, the Women’s Sailing Active in the Marina since 1975, we sponsor
Today we have inexpensive Global Positioning Association of Santa Monica Bay will feature the Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby the longest
Systems (GPS) - even in our cell phones - Apryl Delancey, marine scientist and researcher running fishing contest on the West Coast. Our
that can enable you to pinpoint your position and founder and CEO of the El Porto Shark members sponsor the oldest Youth Fishing
anywhere on the face of the earth. However, Project ( Apryl, also an avid Program in California and have operated a white
while electronics can be very helpful, easy to surfer and diver, will tell us everything we’ve seabass nursery, since 1997. The Club sponsors
use, and accurate, they can also break or quit. always wanted to know about sharks in our private boat fishing contests, participates in
Knowing how to navigate with electronics local waters. The event is held at Santa Monica tournaments and charter boat fishing. See us
is useful, but knowing how to navigate the Windjammers YC at 13589 Mindanao Way, on Facebook and You
traditional way using dividers, parallel rulers, Marina del Rey. Social hour is at 6, followed are invited to our monthly meetings 7:30 p.m.
and a compass could make the difference by a light dinner at 7 and the program, which the second Thursday of each month in the
between survival and a catastrophe. The Coast ends at 8:30. Public is invited to attend free of Community Center at Burton Chace Park, in
Guard Auxiliary’s Weekend Navigator course charge twice before joining to take advantage of Marina Del Rey
combines our Basic Navigation Course, and all WSA has to offer. Please RSVP to rsvp@ Marina del Rey
our Advanced Navigation course, which can wsasmb. Outrigger Canoe Club
be taught separately. The basic portions of Come try this exciting team water sport,
Weekend Navigator are designed to give the beginning March 11 - 12, at Mothers’ Beach,

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Palawan Way (south of Admiralty), Marina and more socializing. Visitors are welcome
del Rey. Newcomers are welcome; women and a one day guest membership of only $10
practice Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., entitles you to brunch and a day of sailing, if Varnishing  Polishing  Wax
and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Men practice space is available. No prior sailing experience  Carpet Steam Cleaning
Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; and is necessary. For more info call (310) 226-8000  Weekly or Monthly Washdowns
Sundays, 7:30 a.m. For more information, or see website at Email -
email or visit www. Catalinas of Santa Monica Bay 310-466-8267 Owners of Catalina yachts join us for our
Tropical Rock monthly meetings at the Del Rey Yacht Club
Every Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at The on Palawan Way. The meetings have been Coast Guard
Warehouse Restaurant Unkle Monkey duo changed to the 4th Thursday of each month.
performs island music and pop/rock on guitar, We would like to welcome Catalina owners
Boating Classes and Vessel Safety
ukulele, congas, and steel drum. Voted one to join our club. We have speakers, cruises to
Check Website
of the ‘Top 3 Bands on the Westside’ by The Catalina, races and other events throughout he
Argonaut two years in a row. They are a “boater year. Our doors open at 6:00 for happy hour and
friendly band” and will take all your Jimmy then dinner around 7 to 7:30 and our main event
Buffett requests! Happy Hour 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. after that. Join the fun and meet other owners of
4499 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Catalinas. For more info email Jeanne Cronin at
Santa Monica
Windjammers Yacht Club Don’t Sit
Single Mariners of Marina del Rey
We invite members, guests, and prospective Attention sailors, singles and married couples. Still!
members to join us for cocktails, food, live Single Mariners of Marina del Rey invites you
music, dancing and fun on Sunday afternoons for a dinner and a day sail. Join us on the first A DV ERTIS E !
from 4:00 to 7:00 (food served at 5:00). No and third Thursdays of each month at 7ish for a
reservations needed. This is a great way to end meet and greet social hour followed by dinner
your day on the water, or just to wind down from and a meeting. The goal of the club is to meet Let ‘em Know
the weekend. Live jazz or classic rock bands are new people that have an interest in sailing or You’re Out There
here for entertainment. We are located at 13589 want to learn about ocean going sailing. We are
Mindanao Way (310) 827-7692. Please visit a FUN social club built around weekend sailing
our website at for activities, on the bay. We match skippers with crew for a
membership details, racing, events, directions, fun day of sailing. If you are a skipper and would
and more. like to host our members or have an interest in
Women’s Sailing Association of teaching sailing then this is the club for you.
Santa Monica Bay The meetings are held inside Pacific Mariners
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Yacht Club. There is a $7.00 charge for dinner
Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 or to attend. PMYC is located at 13915 Panay
Mindanao Way, in Marina del Rey. The meeting, Way, Marina Del Rey, there is plenty of free
held at 7:00 p.m., is preceded by a social hour parking at the club. For additional information
at 6:00, and a light dinner is served. Each contact Single Mariners Commodore, Alan
meeting features a guest speaker discussing Rock at, 310-721-2825
their adventures and achievements that begins
at 7:45. Please RSVP to rsvp@wsasmb. WSA
invites boaters of all skill levels to join. Its
or visit the website
Looking forward to meeting you in the near The Mariner
future and lets go sailing!
programs, include day sails, seminars, parties, 310-397-1887
and cruises including destinations such as King To list a coming event (for free!)
Harbor, Catalina and the northern Channel email
Islands, For membership information contact
email membership@ or on the web
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. 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

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Bald Eagles Give Birth on Channel Islands

Ventura, CA — Webcam viewers were captivated this past month watching two tiny bald eagle chicks that hatched 14 hours apart in a nest at Sauces
Canyon on Santa Cruz Island.

There are 13 active bald eagle nests, with at least 22 known eggs laid thus far in the breeding season. The nests includes two on Santa Rosa Island, five
on Santa Cruz Island, five on Catalina Island, and one on San Clemente Island.

“This is a great start to the bald eagle breeding season,” said Dr. Peter Sharpe with the Institute for Wildlife Studies. “Since I joined the bald eagle
restoration project on the Channel Islands over 21 years ago, I have seen the number of breeding pairs increase from just three to potentially 21 active
breeding pairs this year.”

Currently, there are estimated to be between 50 to 60 bald eagles on the Channel Islands, which includes at least 45 adults (over five years old) and
a variety of younger eagles.

There are five bald eagle webcams that capture the daily growth, feeding habits, and behaviors of the Channel Islands birds. They are available thanks
to the generous support of and

Explore Annenberg installed new cameras for some of the webcams, which now provide dramatic close-up views of the bald eagles and increased
viewing quality.

Bald eagles disappeared from the Channel Islands in the 1960s due the effects of DDT and human persecution. The increasing number of bald eagles
due to recovery efforts on the Channel Islands is evident from the growing number of bald eagle sightings on the mainland. This year, Channel Islands
birds have been seen far and wide, from British Columbia and Oregon to numerous destinations throughout southern and central California.

To view the bald eagle webcams visit: and

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B ec o m e a Dock Walker!
LOS ANGELES—The statewide Dockwalker prevention tool that is placed around the nozzle of
program continues its multi-year boater- the fuel pump and captures accidental spills and
education efforts with five free local Dockwalker leaks while fueling.
workshops now through May. Dockwalkers
increase boater awareness about clean and safe “In the true spirit of our pollution prevention
boating practices, thus improving the recreation efforts, we developed environmentally
experience in California while helping to responsible Boater Kits,” states Vivian Matuk
preserve its wildlife habitat and water quality. of DBW, and the Coastal Commission’s Boating
The Dockwalker program is coordinated by The Clean and Green Program Manager. “All the
Bay Foundation (TBF), California State Parks materials included in the kits are made from non-
Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW), and or low-toxic materials and printed on recycled
California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean paper with soy-based inks.”
and Green Program.
The Dockwalkers also inform boaters about additional tools that TBF’s
As face-to-face interaction, in addition to the Boater Kits, has proven to Boater Education Program and its partners continue to create for boaters,
be a highly effective way to provide information to boaters, Dockwalkers including the free downloadable “Pumpout Nav” app (iOs or Android),
connect to the boating community in local harbors and at boating events. which gives details of the nearest sewage pumpout stations, and provides
This boating season, approximately 150 active Dockwalkers will promote information on environmental risks and regulations regarding sewage
clean boating through education all across the state, with the goal of discharge.
improving the quality of harbor and inland waters.
To become a Dockwalker volunteer, please contact Victoria Gambale at
“Boat owners appreciate the opportunity to fill out the questionnaire, or sign up for a Dockwalker training
and receive information about environmentally-responsible boating,” online. Find more information, visit
states certified Dockwalker John Carroll. “[Boaters] are also thankful explore/our-communities/clean-boating/volunteer-us/. Training is free.
that someone is taking the time to spread the word about environmental Registration is required.
safeguards among the boating community.”
Spring 2018 Dockwalker Training in Marina del Rey will be held on
The updated 2018 Boater Kits include extensive boating information, March 31, 2018 at 10 AM – 12:45 PM at the Del Rey Yacht Club
clean and safe boating education resources, a Tide Calendar, along with 13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
an oil absorbent sheet, oil absorbent pillow, and a fuel bib, a pollution

New Grim Report Released on Plastics in O ce a n

Delft, the Netherlands, March 22, 2018 – 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic Boyan Slat, Founder of The Ocean Cleanup and co-author of the study,
weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in an area known as elaborated on the relevance of the findings for his organization’s cleanup
the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and it is rapidly getting worse. These plans: “To be able to solve a problem, we believe it is essential to first
are the main conclusions of a three year mapping effort conducted by understand it. These results provide us with key data to develop and test
an international team of scientists affiliated with The Ocean Cleanup our cleanup technology, but it also underlines the urgency of dealing with
Foundation, six universities and an aerial sensor company. Their findings the plastic pollution problem. Since the results indicate that the amount
were published recently in the journal Scientific Reports. of hazardous microplastics is set to increase more than tenfold if left to
fragment, the time to start is now.”
The study reveals that the GPGP, measures 1.6 million square kilometers,
three times the size of continental France. The 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic Slat leads the Ocean Cleanup that is project to rid the oceans of toxic
weigh 80.000 metric tons, the equivalent of 500 Jumbo Jets. These figures plastics. Their philosophy is instead of going after plastic debris with
are four to sixteen times higher than previous estimates. 92% of the mass vessels and nets—which would take many thousands of years and billions
is represented by larger objects; while only 8% of the mass is contained in of dollars to complete—The Ocean Cleanup is designing a fleet of
microplastics, defined as pieces smaller than 5 mm in size. extremely long floating screens that will remain in the water to act like
an artificial coastline, enabling the ocean to concentrate the plastic using
“We were surprised by the amount of large plastic objects we its own currents. Once fully operational, this fleet of passive collection
encountered,”said Dr. Julia Reisser, Chief Scientist of the expeditions. systems is expected to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in
“We used to think most of the debris consists of small fragments, but this 5 years’ time. The first full-scale cleanup system is currently in production.
new analysis shines a new light on the scope of the debris.” It is set to be deployed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by mid-2018.

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Neighborhood Pride

Captain Aleks Taldykin and friends clean up the marina with nets and buckets

ere in Los Angeles folks like to talk. They exaggerate, inflate and redirect to make a better showing. This town is about showbiz
so that’s just how it goes. So, maybe because of that cultural dynamic, it’s especially refreshing to see people band together to
do something helpful and good, just for the sake of doing something helpful and good. Such is the case with the battalion of do-
gooders, armed with nets and buckets, that Captain Aleks Taldykin has assembled to clean up the marina just because it gets ugly.
He tries to get it happening once a month, especially after a rain, and has no problem finding kind people to participate.

“It started a few years ago when I was walking the beach,” said Taldykin. I got really pissed off seeing all the trash coming into
the bay. I realized it’s coming in from the L.A. River. People litter and it goes down the L.A. River and into Ballona Creek, then some of it goes into
the harbor and the rest goes into the ocean. So I figured we’ve got a lot of trash here in the harbor and we spend a lot of time in here—it’s best to coral
it while we can, before it goes out into the ocean with the tides. So, every time we have a good rainstorm we come out here and clean the crap up and
get a couple hundred pound of plastic out of the water.”

Taldykin is the owner/operator of Elite Yacht Management in Marina del Rey so he spends a great deal of time on the waters of MdR harbor. He started
with just a small group of people but the world spread and it turns out people actually like banding together in a benevolent activity that gets them
outside, walking and having a laugh with other like-minded people.

“It’s fun—people have a good time. We’ve even seen three people couple up from these events, so it’s pretty dope,” Taldykin said.

At the last gathering nearly fifty people met at the fuel dock on Bora Bora Way to meet the other volunteers, have a free donut/coffee, then grab a net
and an orange bucket to take to the nooks and crannies of the harbor and start scooping out garbage, particularly plastic. They attacked on foot from
the docks and also from small boats.

“This is my first time and I’m actually excited because it looks like a lot of fun,” said volunteer Sy Franco before heading out. “Being hands on and
making a difference and seeing the difference in front of you, instead of talking about this or that, interests me.”

Taldykin has partnered with Marina Harbor Anchorage in the cost of the nets, buckets, donuts and coffee. It’s a very laid back effort that just happened
seemingly on its own accord. When asked what the goals and aspirations were he said:

“Honestly, there’s no goals other than the fact that we can walk the docks and they’re clean for a while. That’s the main goal—anything counts.”

To participate in future clean ups contact Taldykin via email at

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Notice to Mariners
is not boring...

the Local Notice to of Moss Landing and operate continuously that area.
Mariners...most of between latitudes 35-07-14N and 37-12-00N
us know about it, and will extend shoreward from as far West as But beyond the fun of just looking for the
but many of us don’t 122-58-35W. Operations consist of scientific extraordinary for entertainment purposes,
really check it out and still others have never ocean data collection. The Waveglider carries it really is prudent to consult the Notice to
even heard of it. no fuel, lubricants or hydrocarbons. It is wave Mariners. The United States waterways are
powered and remotely attended from MBARI, a busy, ever-evolving sub-universe that we,
For the latter group, the Local Notice to Mariners moving at speeds of ~1kt, and designed to as sailors, need to stay up to date on if we’re
is a document that gets regularly published by give way or part if encountered by a vessel. going to venture beyond the harbor. There are
the U.S. Coast Guard (weekly), letting us know It is approximately 6.5’ x 2’ (surfboard size), often changes in buoys (locations or removals),
about stuff that gets changed on the charts yellow in color, with a contact plaque and mast notices of new obstructions, warnings about
(“discrepancies”), advanced notice of things extending 3’ above the water surface supporting areas that must be avoided and addenda to
that are going to be coming down the pike and it a flag. Mariners are requested to transit the area what you may be counting on as solid factual
also brings us up to speed on situations that are with caution.” information by virtue of it being there, in black
happening in our local waters. and white in the charts.
It’s not written like a summer
At first glance the LNMs seem pretty dry blockbuster but that’s kind of interesting, So, definitely make checking the LNMs a
and boring. There are pages of abbreviation not to mention something boaters should habitual part of your boating behavior. It’s good
translations, forms to report drawbridge know if they plan to cruise around safe practice and also quite fun and interesting.
closures (and other admin. type supplies),
announcements for public comment, and public
notice documents published to ensure people are EVERYTHING ELECTRONIC
up to date with often mundane happenings like
local construction work. However, scratching FOR YOUR BOAT!
below the surface there’s lots of interesting
material in the LNM.
Since 1966

These official notices are separated by districts
across the United States so local sailors may
have to dig a little for information that pertains
directly to them. The good news is that this
digging can be pretty interesting. It’s intriguing
to see what’s going on in and around wherever
you sail your boat. For instance you might
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volcano erupting…which you may want to stay
clear of. Here’s a recent real life example—
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Season Opener the 2018 yaChtinG season
is offiCially open

openinG day Ceremonies took plaCe all around marina del rey this
past month with all of the loCal yaCht Clubs partiCipatinG in a tradition
that started on the east Coast and Goes baCk more than 100 years.
the liGht driZZle that permeated the weekend didn’t stop the Cannon
fire, speeChes, award GiVinG and blue blaZerinG that openinG day is
all about.

top; norm perron, Cald as a “breeZeway boy” shakes it up with
a braZilian danCer at santa moniCa windJammers yaCht Club. aboVe
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Club’s temporary diGs. aboVe; del rey yaCht Club’s bell that’s
sounded for the passinG of deCeased members. far left: reCordinG
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What I’ve Learned About Boats And Life (Or Like To Think I Have)...

By: Captain Richard Schaefer

I’ve been fooling around in boats for over 40 years.. I’d like to share a few rocks because an anchor  couldn’t be deployed in a timely manner.
hard learned lessons with you.
3.  If you’re thinking you might need to reef—you do.  
1.  Boats stink.   Know how to use your boat’s reefing system, practice, and put one in early
The usual suspects are heads and mildew. First thing—close the head’s —before things get ugly.
saltwater intake through-hull. Then, either rig a freshwater tank devoted
to the head or simply use the shower wand from the sink and put a pint 4.  Keep your boat squared away.  
of freshwater in the bowl to flush—add more as needed. By eliminating Whether you’re daysailing, or at the island for a long weekend, be sure
the saltwater micro-critters from the head you will reduce the odor your guests keep their gear neatly stowed. No one likes to stumble over
substantially. There is also the added benefit of no mineralization build up clutter or spend a lot of time searching for stuff. Explain to your guests
in the hoses and valves and fewer repairs. The amount of freshwater used that you’re not a “neat freak”, but that “tidy” and “shipshape” is best for
is inconsequential over long weekends and short vacations. everyone.

Mildew’s musty odor is also ubiquitous onboard most boats. If possible, 5. Marine.electronics - No Substitute For Seamanship
wash your cushion covers once a year, and air the foam on deck for a full Marine electronics are wonderful things, but don’t rely completely upon
day in the spring sunshine. While the cushions are out on deck use that them—they are no substitute for experience or seamanship. At least, have
opportunity to wipe down bulkheads, lockers and compartments with a a handheld compass and paper charts - and, at a minimum, know basic
solution of 10% bleach—open your hatches. And, while your crawling coastal navigation. A handheld VHF and GPS are good back-ups as well.
around, keep an eye out for repair and maintenance issues.
6.  Practice man overboard like your life depended ON IT.
2.  Be comfortable with anchoring. By now, most of you know that I prefer the “Heave To Pickup” to the
Practice and make sure your ground tackle is in good repair and ready to “Figure 8”. Here, again, are the basics:
deploy in an emergency. I have known more than one person who turned
around and came back from Catalina on a busy weekend when there were A) Call out, “Man  Overboard!” - Get a throwable floatation device to the
no moorings available. I’ve also known boats to go up on the beach or
continued on page 24
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The First Catalina Trip
By Bill McNeely
“The Island Guy!”

ll right—it’s springtime. We’ve crossed the Vernal Equinox, Then take a deep breath. The hardest part of the trip is leaving the dock.
daylight time has started, and everything looks brighter. Down
at the boat, you’re thinking: is it time to go to Catalina Island? The Palos Verdes Point Buoy is a great GPS waypoint. When you reach it,
you’re about a third of the way there. And if you navigated that far—you
Well, in my opinion, it’s always time to go to Catalina. But not everyone can do the rest! Know where the shipping lanes are from your charts, and
agrees, or is confident about doing it. Some just acquired a boat—or keep an eye out for freighters as you cross them. And enjoy the ride!
a way to charter one—this winter, and don’t know where to start. Many
boaters, for years, have had a boat that can make the trip, but they avoid a With luck the air will be clear enough that you’ll see the island, and the
“monster” voyage. Others tried to go once, had a bad experience, and are low saddle of Two Harbors. Mind your compass, but steer for that spot.
uneasy about going again. And many more have sailed out a lot, but only As you get closer, you will see Ship Rock, 75’ high and all-white. It’s
gone to one place at the island, and are unsure of other spots there. a mile from the end of the pier. Bird Rock, lower, wider, and rounder, is
next. Behind it is the Isthmus Harbor Reef, marked by a green buoy at
Are you any of those? If so, this article is for you. You should be aware, one end and a pole at the other. Do not go between them! Meet the Harbor
respectful, and realistic about a voyage to Catalina Island—but you should Patrol off the pier’s end for a mooring assignment. And ask questions—
feel equal to the challenge. Above all, know you can succeed. they want you to succeed, too.

Leaving Marina del Rey, a great first target at Catalina is Isthmus Cove, Once you pick up the mooring—again, Cruising Catalina Island and Cast
the mainland side of Two Harbors. Get out your charts and planning gear. Off for Catalina show you how—you have arrived! Celebrate!
(Naturally, I always suggest Cruising Catalina Island by Bill McNeely, and
our video guide, Cast Off for Catalina. There’s info at visitcatalinaisland. Maybe you’ve gone to Catalina, but only to one place. The isthmus is
com, too.) fun—but have you been to Avalon in the spring, when it’s not crowded?
Emerald Bay, or White’s Cove? You still pick up moorings there.
Your voyage will be 30 nautical miles each way, a short trip on the freeway How about an anchorage trip to your own private cove? There are half
but a healthy one in a small boat. Cruise your boat off the harbor once or a dozen good spots around the island, and you will feel like Christopher
twice, and make sure everything is working the way it should, and that Columbus discovering the New World! Take your boat and try something
you have all the safety gear on board. Line up your crew and make sure different. Avalon is a big city, with everything ashore. Two Harbors is just
they know where everything is on the boat, just in case. an outpost of civilization—but it’s civilization. For the others, you need
to bring everything yourself. There may not even be a toilet on shore, but
Choose your dates. I always suggest a long weekend—leave on Friday, you’ve never seen the night sky like you will there.
come back Sunday, and give yourself time to enjoy both the trip and the
island. If you are running a fast power boat and want to burn the fuel, you Above all, get your boat ready, get yourself ready, and go enjoy the
can get there in a couple hours—but are you in that big a hurry? Throttle wonder of Santa Catalina Island.
back and enjoy the beauty of the ocean on the way.
Bill McNeely is the author of Cruising Catalina Island 2nd Ed., the
Make sure you load your boat with food, drinks, fuel, and especially standard cruising guide for Catalina. It’s on Amazon—check the reviews.
plenty of fresh water. Bring warm clothes—shorts and a t-shirt are not He also “stars” in the videos Cast Off for Catalina and Cast Off for
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For those who still have to knock out their taxes, there’s this... Again, the vessel must have a sleeping berth, cooking and toilet facilities
to qualify. Here are the details:
WASHINGTON,—Just two short years ago, Congress extended some
boat sales tax and mortgage interest deductions for recreational boat 2017 Sales Tax Deduction
buyers. Excluding home equity loans, those deductions remain for next The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 continues to offer a federal tax
year’s 2018 tax season with the recently passed GOP tax overhaul plan deduction for state sales taxes paid on a recreational vessel. Boaters must
signed into law on December 22, 2017, albeit with some new lower limits choose either the state sales tax deduction or state income tax deduction
on lending amounts, according to Boat Owners Association of The United on their federal tax return—they cannot take both. In addition, to take the
States (BoatUS). state sales tax deduction, the sales tax on a boat purchase must be applied
at the same tax rate as the state’s general sales tax. In order to claim the
Before passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, BoatUS, the sales tax deduction, tax returns must be itemized. State sales taxes are
nation’s boating advocacy, services and safety group, had concerns that entered on IRS form Schedule A, line 5b.
boat owners would be singled out for negative tax treatment. However,
recreational vessels with a sleeping berth, cooking and toilet facilities will 2017 Boat Loan Deduction
be treated equally with second homes and recreational vehicles that may A boat is considered a second home for federal tax purposes if it has
qualify for some sales tax and mortgage interest deductions when filing a galley, an installed head and sleeping berth. For those owners with
(in 2019) a 2018 federal income tax return. a secured boat loan, mortgage interest paid on the loan may be deducted
from federal income taxes. Taxpayers may use the home mortgage interest
The new Tax Cut and Jobs Act reduces the previous $1 million second- deduction for one second home in addition to their primary home, and
home mortgage deduction limit to $750,000. “Most new boats sell for must itemize deductions on their returns.
far below this new cap, so we don’t think that will have much impact on
the average boat buyer,” said BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs Some boaters may be unaware of this potential tax benefit because
David Kennedy. However, what could affect buyers of smaller vessels is not all lending institutions send borrowers an IRS Form 1098, which
the act’s removal of the deductibility on interest for a home equity loan. reports interest paid. Not receiving the form does not preclude taking the
Historically, borrowers could deduct home equity interest on loans up to deduction. If a 1098 is not available, boaters should contact their lender
$100,000 ($50,000 for married couples filing separately). “With the new for the amount of interest paid and should enter it on line 11 on Schedule
tax law, that deduction is gone,” said Kennedy. A along with the lender’s tax ID number. If a form 1098 is sent, boaters
should simply enter the amount on line 10 of Schedule A.
For the current 2017 tax season, the existing deduction remains in place
and is offered to new owners who paid substantial state sales taxes on For more details on the mortgage deduction on boats that qualify, go
a new or used boat purchased in 2017. If there is a loan taken, mortgage to and download IRS Publication 936.
interest paid on the loan may also be deducted from federal income taxes.

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Mandatory Boater Ed - Good or Bad?
On of the dawn of the new year, the state of California began a program when compared to the amount of people who are on the state’s waterways
that mandates a required base level education for California boaters under is an extremely low number—a number that doesn’t warrant the
the age of 20. It’s a rollout that will eventually (by 2025) include all government’s involvement.
boaters in the state that operate motor driven boats, including sailboats
with outboards or any kind of auxiliary power. Boaters will have to carry Like it or not, on a national level, states are moving in the same direction
a California Boater’s Card that can be obtained after passing the NASBLA and some have been slowly insisting upon education for quite some time.
a state approved boater safety education examination. Most states have laws on the books that specifically target young boaters
and operators of personal watercraft, but many have instituted a particular
The course costs about ten bucks and takes three hours to complete. For birth date and ordered some kind of boater education if born after that date.
many, putting some regulations in place to ensure a skipper knows at least States like Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,
the very basics of operating a vessel on a waterway has been a long time Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New
coming. While others cringe, just a little, at the thought of government York, Ohio, Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin all have laws insisting
regulation (and enforcement) entering into a place that one could argue is on boater education for those operating power driven boats. Albeit some of
not in need of it. the states don’t institute any regulation for lower powered vessels. There
are quite a few that begin the bidding at 10-Hp motors, which allows for
To use California as a test subject, according to state statistics referenced many sailors to escape the issue.
by the Department of Boating and Waterways last year, 49 people died
in 724 California recreational boating accidents and another 232 people So with this in mind—what say you? Is mandatory education for boaters a
were seriously injured. There is reportedly only one of the drivers in the no-brainer or is it an unnecessary pain in the neck that opens the door for
fatality related accidents that had sanctioned boater training. The inference annoying government intrusion?
here, from boater card advocates, is that there is a direct correlation
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Finally Here!
The Racing Season is Back at Last
By Greg Rutter
Photo by Pat Reynolds

inally, yes finally, the racing season is here! Oh sure, we went how their handicapping system works (if you figure it out please let me
out for early-season regattas and got too little or too much wind, know). A week later, on April 11, the California Yacht Club Established
made a few rookie mistakes and found out what broke in the 1922 will host the Sunset Series Seminar where class splits and new
off-season. We put on our wrinkled blue blazers to walk around procedures for the racing fleets will be addressed; most sailors will be
clubs’ Opening Days, music playing, holding a drink with one hand there for free beer. Did I mention you can meet new crew at both events?
and saluting with the other—clouds, cannons and the colors in the air.
But now, gloriously now, the Preparatory Flag is up and the season is Once you’re crewed up it’s time to get going…literally. Santa Monica
actually starting. Windjammers Yacht Club will host two Start Clinics. Intro Start Clinic
on April 7 is, as its name suggests, is for skippers and crew who want to
I’ll ignore the implicit humor of April Fools’ Day and Easter being the learn or reinforce fundamentals. It features a morning chalk talk, an on-
same day, and will instead focus on getting on the racecourse. Unless you water practice in the afternoon, and a debrief at the club afterward. Sign
sail dinghies, you need crew. And this year there are more sources for up at On April 14 SMWYC hosts
them. Intro to Yacht Racing, held in March, is a consistent source of fresh, Advanced Start Clinic featuring techniques and tips from four of the top
enthusiastic sailors to our community. Expect to see about 20 people racers in the area. There will be presentations in the morning session, on-
looking for rides. I encourage all skippers to give them a shot and bring water practice mid-day and debrief at SMWYC. Sign up at form.jotform.
them aboard (contact me, email below, for info). com/80765877906171.

A new source of crew this year is Warrior Sailing, a group that assists Now for actual racing! I’m salivating like a vegetarian smelling newly-
veterans in coping with the long-term effects of injuries sustained while mown lawn: April 8 sees the competitive, multi-race Harris Spring
serving our country, using sailing as a platform. Warrior Sailing is part of Regatta presented by California Yacht Club Est…(aw, forget it). Sunset
the US Merchant Marine Academy, so you know their training is good. Series kicks off on April 18th with nearly 100 boats expected for the
Every Warrior Sailor has a basic sailing certificate, many have earned start of this 21-race series. The following Saturday (4/21) all hell breaks
advanced credentials, and all have time on the water. Most importantly, loose with the She Devil Regatta in King Harbor. Bring your pitchfork
they love it. The Warrior Sailors I’ve spoken to (and sailed with) are back to the Marina by mid-day Sunday so you can join in BBQ Race #1
dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic. Consider making a space aboard at SMWYC.
your boat for a Warrior Sailor this season. Contact Cory Capes at cory@ for more info. Overall, meeting new crew is as easy Finishing off the month we say “Yes sir” to NOSA as they bring on the
as attending the usual pre-season events; I’ll be there with new crew to legendary Newport-to-Ensenada Race. Deliver the boat on Wednesday,
make introductions. party on Thursday, race Friday, figure out how to get home by Monday.
Or stay, if you’ve finally decided to retire.
On April 4, the California Yacht Club Established 1922 (the Commodore
of CYC requested that I spell out the full name) will host the Sunset Questions, comments, kudos, curses, and crew contact
Series Cruising Seminar where they will cover key concepts like “port”,
“starboard”, Racing Rule 14 and, for mathematics professors, explicate
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berGer stein rides on PHOTO TAMI RAE

By Andy Kopetzky
The Del Rey Yacht Club held its second race of the 45-yrear-old Berger- The rigid inflatable support boat went up to the beacon after the starts but
Stein Series. Formerly known as the Squirrel Bank Buoy Race. The returned soon after when 20+ knot winds and sloppy seas combined to
21NM race takes competitors from the Olympic Circle outside the MDR fill it up.
breakwater to and from NOAA “Meacon” #28. The meteorological
beacon is anchored in 1335 feet of water, is about 13 miles offshore, has All starts went off on time with some of the big boats hitting 20 knots. forty
only a couple of feet of it above the waterline, and has a tendency to drift eight boats entered and the last finishing boat was in by 5:50. Skippers and
from all the scope required to keep it there. It makes for an interesting crews were warmed up with free hors d’oeuvres at the club.
race, especially given the recent storm driven seas.
Line honors went to Jim Bailey and Destroyer, his TransPac 52. Bailey
Morning rains gave way to winds of eight knots and building with some covered the course in two hours and thirty-nine minutes.
lumpy seas and temps in the high 50s. By the noon starting time large
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continued from page 17 A) A partially submerged boat is a lot easier to see than a dinghy or a
MOB. B) Assign crew to watch the MOB. C)  Depending on conditions, bobbing lifejacket with a head sticking out.  B)  Even in our relatively
sail off about 2-3 boat lengths—come about—do not let go the jib sheet. warm waters hypothermia will kill you in a matter of hours—don’t be in
Allow it to “backwind”. D) Steer the boat toward the MOB. When the a hurry to speed the process up. The boat may remain afloat longer than
MOB is a few feet off the bow turn the wheel hard to weather—the leeward you think.
quarter will slip toward the MOB. (On some boats it may be necessary
to ease the main sheet so that the boat will not comeabout despite the 10.  Monday morning meetings can be fatal.
backwinding headsail. Experiment with your boat under different I can’t recall how many times I’ve read of a pilot, motorist or boater who
conditions to see how she responds.) E)Have a crew member stand by died because they pushed the odds—thinking they have to be at work
with a cleated-off line to throw to the MOB as they come alongside. F) Monday morning—come hell or high water. But, it happens all the time.
Get your boarding gate or ladder ready.
If you are at the island and the weather is bad; dense fog, high winds/seas,
If you are on a deep broad reach or run, it might be better to turn the or you have serious mechanical problems—if your anchorage is safe, stay
engine on so you can more easily and quickly get back to weather. Always put and wait it out. Monday morning meetings are generally a waste of
have the engine in neutral as your vessel comes alongside the MOB. You time. Don’t waste your life attempting to attend one in adverse conditions.
don’t save any money buying only one shoe.
11.  A man’s got to know his limitations. That’s good advice from
7.  Things can get risky at night or in bad weather.   Dirty Harry. It’s come in handy for me, both as a detective and a boat
Keep your crew in the cockpit if possible and wear lifejackets. At night captain. It’s great to work to improve your skills, but know what they are,
be sure to have whistles and lights attached (and maybe an EPIRB) to the and don’t push the limits of either your or the boat’s abilities.
PFD. If crew must go forward use tethers/jacklines.
12.  If the “fix” looks easy - it’s probably not much of a fix.  The wind
8. Spend some money on a good dinghy and outboard. and sea have an unfortunate way of finding the weakness in men and
You’ll find you spend a lot of time in them when you’re at the island. Have vessels. I’m a MacGyver “jury rig” kinda guy, but often I have to force
a motor that’s reliable and a dinghy that is stable and large enough for your myself to make a proper repair when time and situation allows. I have paid
crew. In local waters they also make pretty fair life rafts in a pinch. the price for my “cocky sloth” more than once. Now, I’m a believer in,
“Fix it once—Fix it right.”
9.  Never abandon the boat for the water or a life raft unless it’s a step
“uphill”. Don’t abandon a sinking boat—let it abandon you. Here’s why: 13.   There aren’t any free refills with life - when that straw
starts sucking air get ready to shake hands
with Jesus.
I know many aging sailors who say, “You know,

in five or six years I can retire and start enjoying
life.” Year after year they sit at dock—clutching
a glass filled with ice and regrets. They muse and
dream of the day when they can “cast off” for
distant horizons. Well, that’s real smart…now that
your youth and health are gone—you’re gonna start
enjoying things—Someday soon. Sheesh...
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presently in bulkhead tie, folds/slides for trailering.
Chrysler 6 HP Icom VHF marine transceiver radio
Single-handable. Mike 310-821-6762
Outboard 2-stroke w/External 5-Gal Gas “Tote-Tank” Sold boat, clearing out storage. New in box IC-M502.
Power Boats Mod #63-HB Serial #11071 VGC w/manual, fuel line, Half price! $88. 310-710-9199
36’ Hatteras Sportfisher Garmin340C fishfinder
stored indoors Email PSTICC@YAHOO.COM for
1986 Sedan Cruiser in Pristine condition with ONLY New in box with dual beam transom mount transducer
photos $499. 310 993 9504
300 hours on diesel Caterpillar engines! Located in
Suzuki 200 HP Half price! $160. Sold boat, clearing out storage. 310-
MdR. 818-200-9770 - 710-9199
Long shaft (two of them). App. 1987, like new, only 50
Hurricane Coast Guard boat Raymarine Ray48 VHF marine
hrs. Asking $2000 each. 310-822-0417
2004 24 foot turn key zodiac hurricane coast guard transceiver radio
Various Outboards
boat, powered by a yanmar 6 cylinder diesel engine New in box $40. Sold boat, clearing out storage. 310-
2.5 hp evinrude 2-stroke
and hamilton jet. The boat features blidge pump, 710-9199
3 hp yamaha 2-stroke
compass, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge tachometer
4 hp tohatsu 4 stroke
Large Antique Brass Ship Port Holes
and much more. $38,000 (310) 880-9022 and Teak or Oak Ship Helms
8 hp Nissan 2 stroke
Dinghy’s/Kayaks 30 hp Honda 4 stroke
Excellent shape. Perfect for that “Man Cave”
Kayak Tandem Call Jim 310.344.4661
50 hp mercury 2-stroke
Multi channel hull 13’X3’ max cap 500 lb Email.
75 hp mercury 2-stroke
paddles, seats, many extras incl
150 hp mercury 2 strokeC
$699 805-526-2385 In-mast mainsail
Call for prices 310-823-1105
14 ft kayak (P=42.92 E=14.83) genoa (I=48.67, J=16.5). From
Single or married person sit in with rudder. $495 (310) Other Stuff Bene 423. $100 each. call 310-645-7337
413-3654 Spinnaker for Catalina 38 Situation
10’2 Mercury In very good condition $600 - 310-871-5260 Rent and Relax

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Relax, sleep 1 or 2 on a 38’ 4 level motor yacht.
Just $20 a day or $600 a month. It’s a bedroom with
a door w/off street parking, brand new toilet. Call
310-827-2735 or email or D
Basin Dock 2010!
Donate Boats
Looking for Boat Donation for
Marine Mammal Research
The Ocean Conservation Society, that conducts
valuable research of marine mammals in the Santa
Monica Bay, is looking for boat donations. There are
many benefits to donating your boat. Please email
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
Los Angeles Powerboat Academy
Certification - Lessons -Close Quarters – Docking –
Anchoring & Mooring 310 882-1037
Stereo Installation
Stereos, speakers, sound system installation. 27
years experience in mobile electronics. With a bs
degree in ee. Sales/service. Call serge (818)312-
Yacht delivery/Instruction
Ex USCG, 5 yes Vessel Assist/ Sea Tow Captain.
Paul Heiderich 310 712 2550
Splicing Services
The old Ships Store may be gone, but I’m back! Call Custom Yacht Carpentry by
Denny at (310)422-1453.
“Low Cost” Boat Documentation
T he Master’s Vessel
Canvas Boat Covers and Repairs
New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water
repellency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242 Repairs
USCG Licensed 100-ton Restorations
Master Captain
Tom Blada
Cell- 310-420-0619 Complete Woodshop
Deliveries/Lessons/Private Captain. Experienced,
Shop- 310-320-9022 All Types
Courteous, Safe and Fun! Contact Jeffry Matzdorff
323.855.0191 Jeffry
of Woodworking
Matzdorff. 323.855.0191
Wanted 35 Years of Woodworking Experience
Time Travel Contraption
Looking to head back to the early 90s and visit a
few people and places. Must defer payment until my

return. Serious callers only. 310-397-1887
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