2011 The Mariner - Issue 105 1 Issue #105 November 2011 Mariner A Publication For Where Land Ends www.marinermagazine.com A Magazine For The Marina del Rey Boating Community The Haunted Halloween Red Tide Managing Mildew MPA FAQs Lots More... Zac Sunderland Two years later

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2011 The Mariner - Issue 105 1

Issue #105November 2011

M a r i n e rA Publication For Where Land Endswww.marinermagazine.com

A M a g a z i n e F o r T h e M a r i n a d e l R e y B o a t i n g C o m m u n i t y


Haunted Halloween

Red Tide

Managing Mildew


Lots More...

Zac SunderlandTwo years later

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Editor/Publisher/WriterPat Reynolds

PhotographsPat Reynolds


ContributorsDave Kirby

Richard Schaefer

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Zac Returning - Photo by Pat Reynolds

Coming Events 4

Off the Wire 6

Wrangling Rodents 8Catalina Conservancy’s Rodent Problem

Zac Revisited 10Interview with Zac Sunderland

Return of the Red Tide 12Red Tide in Santa Monica Bay

Catalina Currents 16Local Haunts by Captain Richard Schaefer

Powertails 18FAQs About MPAs

Racing 20Ask the Expert - Battling Mildew 23Ask Mookie 24Classifi eds 25

A couple of months ago a sea lion was found shot to death on Venice Beach. It’s said that commercial fi sherman sometimes commit this crime as the sea lions can make life diffi cult for them. Although, I remember a few years ago, a recreational fi sherman in Orange County killed one.

Am I off base here or do you have to be a complete monster to go around killing sea lions? The day I fi nd myself loading my Glock and watching the sea turn red for the animal I just assassinated because he’s stealing my bait is the day I give up fi shing. C’mon – it’d be one thing if your kid fell overboard and the only way to save him or her was to shoot the animal that was aggressively charging forward – something like that, but over bait? And you’re the one that’s in their world? Jeesh, talk about arrogance.

I don’t think it’s cool to kill anything that can look in my eye and make a legitimate and obvious cognitive connection. I’ve tried to connect with a chicken and they’re just not with it. I’ve thought

I was connecting with a cow before, but they defi nitely drift off. Fish – forget it, but we’ve all made eye-contact with a sea lion and it’s clear that these guys are thinking creatures. The military uses them for mine detection for God’s sake.

Seeing that sea lion turn up dead made me embarrassed to be human. How jacked up is this guy’s rage? Yeah, I said guy – women don’t shoot sea lions. Improvable but I say it’s fact.

Marine Animal Rescue (MAR) and Friends of Animals are offering a $5,000 reward for any information that will lead to any human turd responsible for a fatal sea lion shooting. I really hope someone in this faltering economy takes a crack at catching one of these “fi shermen” in action. Here’s your big chance to be a sea lion Columbo and make some extra duckets…

“Ah, one more thing, sir. I almost forgot. It’s about that handgun in your tackle box?”

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38 Downeast Cutter 1977 bluewater cruiser ready to go, loaded only $59,000

32 Jeanneau 1984 fast cruiser , spaceous interior, diesel engine. Loaded, $21,000

28 Bayliner 2001 single Mercruiser diesel, loaded, full electronics, Trac-Vision satellite TV, air, heat, turnkey $49,000

39’Cal cruising sloop, fast and comfortable, loaded and priced below market at $46,500

50 Hatteras Convertible Sportfi sher 1980. Detroit dsls and gen with 100hrs $199,00052 Hatteras Conv 1988 updated $299,000

52 Californian cockpit motor yacht 1990Spacious layout, stabilizers, loaded and very clean .Low price $199,0000

31 Silverton 1979 fl y bridge convertible dual helms. Surveyed in May $9,90034 Silverton 1984 sedan $30,000

J-27 racing sail 1985 full sail inventory ready for fun sailing or Catalina $12,500

41 Hunter aft cockpit with aft aft cabin; have 2 -2000 an 2002, from $129,000-139,000.46 Hunter 202 aft cpt, aft cab $250,000

37 Fisher Pilothouse bluewater ketch 1975 upgraded 1991 new engine and more. Trade in for power or smaller sail $79,000

41 Islander Freeport 1978 spaceous center cockpit aft cabin ketch needs work asking $38,000


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30’ Monterey Attila 2000 twin Volvos low hours, air nd heat full elec, clean $46,00026’ Fiberform 1978 Flybr newer eng $5,900

45 Carver Voyager pilothouse sedan twin Cummins diesels 2002 asking $289,000

36’ Carver 1989 double cabin, full canvass, good livaboard, custom teak interior $49,900

43’ Viking 1980 double cabin MY, twin De-troit diesels Spacious, Queen Master Berth, Loaded, Motivated Seller asking $79,000

35’ Coronado 1973 spacious center cockpit queen size master berth, 2 separate cabins, rebuilt diesel, Xlnt livaboard $12,500

30 Cape Dory cutter, full keel pckt-cruiser, built to cruise, under market at $17,500

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39 Carver aft cabin with cockpit 1995 loaded very clean. Twin Cummins diesels, $115,00035’ Carver 97’ aft cab clean $115,000

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38 Carver 1988 motor yacht excellent for livaboard only $59,500 - great price!


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November 8Cupdate

A Preview of the San Diego America’s Cup World Series, which starts a few days later at the California Yacht Club Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. $5 donation to CYC Juniors. Free Beer. 4469 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Phone -(310)-823-4567

October 28Halloween Party At SMWYC

Friday, from 6-10pm- Halloween party-prizes for the best costume, most original; music and food and lots of fun! For more info call (310) 827-9144.

October 29Fisherman’s Village Concert

FriendsLive jazz, Latin, R&B, Blues concerts outdoors in the plaza near the lighthouse in Fisherman’s Village, every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting; 1- 4 p.m. (2 - 5 p.m. summer). Free.

October 30Fisherman’s Village Concert

Bob DeSena - Latin JazzLive jazz, Latin, R&B, Blues concerts outdoors in the plaza near the lighthouse in Fisherman’s Village, every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting; 1- 4 p.m. (2 - 5 p.m. summer). Free.

October 31Haunted House Event

Come get spooked this Halloween at Burton Chace Park’s Second Annual Haunted House Event! The spooky haunted house will be held in the community room and the costume contest starts at 8 p.m. Prizes will be given to the most creative, cutest and scariest costumes. Free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (310) 305-9595

October 31Annual Halloween Parade at

AvalonDon 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.

November 5Catalina Island Triathlon

Start Time: 9:00AM in Avalon. For more information contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520.

November 12Catalina Island Eco-Marathon

The Catalina Eco Marathon will start and fi nish in the town of Avalon. Run through three entirely different eco-systems and see the plant life and animal life in each. Call Spectrum Sports Management at (909) 399-3553.

November 18-20Catalina Jazz Dance Festival

This unique and special dance camp experience celebrates the Swing Era (1935-1946) for a full weekend of live music and dance classes in the world famous Casino Ballroom. 2 Ply Swing Productions (619) 347-9366.

November 20Holiday Boutique at Santa Monica

Windjammers Yacht ClubFabulous holiday boutique; come and select holiday presents from craftsmen offering jewelry, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, and many more. The afternoon and evening will be fi lled with fun, food, drink, and music. (310) 827-9144

OngoingSanta Monica Windjammers

Yacht Club DinnersWednesday and Friday Night Dinners. Members, guests, and prospective members are invited to join us for cocktails, fun, food, and friendship on most Wednesday and Friday evenings at our club house. Fun starts at 6:30 pm for cocktails and 7:30 pm for dinner. Lectures and educational presentations often follow our Wednesday night dinners. Live music is provided on most Fridays for your enjoyment and dancing pleasure. Reservations are required. Our club house is located at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. For menus, availability,

pricing, directions, parking, and more event and membership details, please visit our web site at www.smwyc.org or call us at 310-827-7692

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. Security will tell you where to park. Follow the signs up the stairs or elevator to the Club House on G2. For more information contact [email protected], call 310-909-3022 or 310-822-9082 or visit our Facebook Group 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@ wsasmb.org or on the web at www.wsasmb.org.

Sailing Singles of Southern California

Sailing Singles of Southern California is a Sailing Club centered in Marina del Rey but open to all sailing enthusiasts from the LA area. We meet twice monthly, at 7 p.m. at the Marina Venice Yacht Club, 4333 Admiralty Way located at the Marina City Club West Tower in Marina del Rey. There is a $10 Meeting donation per person that includes a light Dinner.

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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Drinks are available at a full bar at reasonable prices. Club members will meet and socialize with sailboat owners and can arrange for sails in Santa Monica Bay. After sailing, club members can enjoy wine and cheese parties or full dinners on member’s Boats. Catalina Island trips and special events are also planned. (310) 822-0893 or email: [email protected] www.sailingsinglesofsoutherncalifornia.com

Marina Sunday Sailing ClubSince 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 is necessary. Married people welcome! For more info call (310) 226-8000 or visit www.marinasundaysailors.com

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 [email protected] Mariners of Marina del Rey

Single Mariners of MDR meet at 7PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Pacifi c 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 [email protected] or leave a message at (310) 990-5541 by the Wednesday prior to the Thursday meetingLive “Yacht Rock” at The WarehouseEvery Wed 6-9pm The Unkle Monkey Duo plays their unique brand of “ Yacht Rock “ mixing popular songs with music from the islands of Hawaii, The Caribbean, and more...Happy Hour is 4-7pm ...It’s Margaritaville in the Marina ! 4499 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this month signed legislation to protect the oceans and the environment. AB 376, by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), bans the possession and sale of shark fi ns in California. The practice of “fi nning” for culinary purposes has led to substantial declines in shark populations worldwide.

“The practice of cutting the fi ns off of living sharks and dumping them back in the ocean is not only cruel, but it harms the health of our oceans,” said Governor Brown. “Researchers estimate that some shark populations have declined by more than 90 percent, portending grave threats to our environment and commercial fi shing. In the interest of future generations, I have signed this bill.”

While many countries have already banned the practice, it continues unabated in unregulated

international waters. By banning the possession and sale of shark fi ns, California joins Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and Guam in an effort to reduce demand and protect shark populations.

In addition to AB 376, Governor Brown also signed a companion bill by Assemblyman Fong, AB 853, which allows existing stocks of on-hand shark fi ns to be sold until July 1, 2013.

MDR’s Hawk

Although the Cooper’s Hawk, which this ap-pears to be is said to be commonly found in wooded habitats from deep forests to leafy subdivisions and backyards, this one has been reported to make his way over to the mast-tops of the Marina for, well, a bird’s eye view of the grounds.

Long time boater Hans Etter shot this pho-tograph of the hawk behind Jerry’s Deli on Mindanao Way

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ASMBYC’s Home Port Regatta is in many ways the climax of the season’s long effort to bring new boats, skippers and crew into our racing fl eets. Defi ned as a novice race that is free to the public, any sailboat with a novice helms person is invited to participate. With two free seminars on racing rules and start line tactics at SCCYC on Thur. Oct. 27, and Wed. Nov. 2 preparing skippers and crew, several classes will race on Saturday, November 5. It is likely that many prospective unattached crew will be found at those seminars so don’t be discouraged if you do not yet have a full crew for your boat.

But perhaps the most valuable part of all this effort is the Mentor program that pairs experienced racers to coach the novice skippers on the water for this fun day of multiple races. On board Mentors help assure that racing will be not only safe, but fun and instructive. This is an excellent opportunity for all sailors to to gain great experience and have a good time. Contact Bruce Fleck at (310) 869-9187 or bruce@brucefl eck.com to sign up.

“I think the competition in San Diego Bay is going to be fantastic,” said Iain Murray, Regatta Director. “The racing will be very close to shore, which means it will be great for spectators. The short courses will also be very challenging for the sailors, who will need to execute their crew maneuvers fl awlessly to be successful. And having been there for the America’s Cup in 1992 and 1995, I’m personally looking forward to enjoying the hospitality of San Diego again.”

Bringing the racing into the Bay makes a sharp contrast to when the Cup was previously in San Diego and races were held offshore, past Point Loma. Now, the AC Village will be on Harbor Drive, where spectators will be able to see the racing from Broadway Pier, as well as at the AC Experience at Harbor Island, one of the best views of the course.

“I think the competition in San Diego Bay is going to be fantastic,” said Iain Murray, Regatta Director. “The racing will be very close to shore, which means it will be great for spectators. The

short courses will also be very challenging for the sailors, who will need to execute their crew maneuvers fl awlessly to be successful. And having been there for the America’s Cup in 1992 and 1995, I’m personally looking forward to enjoying the hospitality of San Diego again.”

Bringing the racing into the Bay makes a sharp contrast to when the Cup was previously in San Diego and races were held offshore, past Point Loma. Now, the AC Village will be on Harbor Drive, where spectators will be able to see the racing from Broadway Pier, as well as at the AC Experience at Harbor Island, one of the best views of the course.

The California Yacht Club will be hosting guest speaker Tom Ehman, spokesman for Oracle Racing on the 8th of November at 7:30 to discuss the upcoming event. Ehman’s dynamic presentations are always full of humor and behind the scenes information.

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We get our kids on the water! Be a part of our magical formula; We turn your tax-deductible donation into tomorrows scientists, marine biologists, doctors, and keepers of our oceans. Power or sailboats in good condition are appreciated. Please call John @ 310-908-9198.


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C u s t o m R e f i n i s h i n g

he Mariner columnist Richard Schaefer wrote a piece last month calling into question the Catalina Island

Conservancy’s rational on what they consider “invasive species”. The column revolved around the Conservancy’s recent focus on a raccoon problem they are experiencing on the island that threatens the endemic Catalina Island fox.

We reached out to the Conservancy to respond to Schaefer’s assertions and aspersions hoping they would counter with a point-by-point counter-argument. We received a call from a spokesperson discrediting the column but not with any clear factual argument. We offered the

conservancy an uninterrupted opportunity to respond and they sent this piece below.

After reading this piece that contains much of the same verbiage that Schaefer (at times) mocked, we thanked the conservancy and promised to print it but mentioned it would have been interesting to hear how they felt Richard was indeed off-base, particularly about his broader point regarding invasiveness. Later, Leslie C. Baer, MAOM Chief of Educational Outreach & Marketing at Catalina Island Conservancy contacted us and said this:

“The whole conversation about what is a

native is in fact very, very interesting, and still debated. It is generally accepted that what’s in the fossil record dictates what’s supposed to be there. But there are some who disagree with that and see the world as a more fl uid evolution of the idea of native. Of all the explanations (and arguments) I’ve heard, the one that makes the most sense to me is a bit of a mixture: What does the fossil record say? What is there NOW that we want to protect, and does the “new” species infringe on the old species right to exist? On Islands, a microcosm of the world, we can see interactions clearer and faster than on our big Island earth. So, while everything has its niche, it’s easier to see those defi nitions on an Island.

TWranglin’ Racoons

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So for example, Flax leafed broom -- brought to Catalina for landscaping in the 20s -- changes the chemistry of the soil wherever it grows. It happens to like the places where St. Catherine’s lace grows, and that’s found ONLY on Catalina Island. Wherever the broom grows, the St. Catherine’s lace can no longer grow -- and so if left unchecked the broom would eventually kill off all the St. Catherine’s lace which would disappear from the earth: Non-native invasives: 1, Island endemic: zero. That’s exactly how biodiversity is lost, and one day, you have just one, big, uninteresting, vanilla planet earth. So, if a known “newly” has the potential to kill off an endemic (something found ONLY somewhere), it’s pretty obvious that it doesn’t belong there. In the same way, raccoons carry diseases that the Catalina Island fox have no immunity to, and its deadly to them; kind of like gold miners in Brazil going into Yanomami camps with the fl u and look, no more Yanomami… Very complex issues, not complete agreement, but in practical application, the Conservancy removes species that are an outright threat to the existence of species found only there.”

Here is the supplied article:

At fi rst blush, a raccoon (common on the mainland) may not seem like a threat to anyone. But like the havoc being wreaked by zebra muscles that are clogging up the Great Lakes, gray squirrels that have greatly diminished populations of native red squirrels in Great Britain, and fennel that wiped out endemic grasses and other natives until its recent eradication on Santa Cruz Island, non-native species can threaten the very existence of local species and do other damage in places where they don’t belong. Worldwide, there are hundreds of similar examples; on Catalina Island, raccoons are one of those non-native species that threaten the Catalina Island fox, an endemic species found on Catalina and nowhere else in the world.

Raccoons do not occur naturally on Catalina or any of the Channel Islands, and no secret population exists; in fact, due to ongoing fox recovery efforts, the Island is monitored extensively. Every so often, a raccoon makes its way to Catalina Island aboard a private vessel. Raccoons pose a threat to people, pets and especially, to sensitive island wildlife such as Catalina’s Federally Endangered fox.

Raccoons are major carriers of diseases such as rabies, canine distemper virus, parvovirus and parasites such as Baylisascaris, a roundworm that is passed through the feces of infested raccoons, which can remain in the soil for years, and can cause illness and potentially death if ingested by wildlife or people. Their presence is especially dangerous for the Catalina Island fox. A strain of distemper commonly carried by raccoons was the culprit that caused the Catalina Island fox population to plummet from 1,300 to about 100 individuals in 1999. Through efforts by the Conservancy and its partner the Institute for Wildlife Studies, there are now more than 1000 foxes on Catalina. The cost of this decade-long recovery effort has topped $1 million, and includes countless hours spent by biologists who trap, vaccinate and monitor the foxes. A captive breeding program that ended several years ago gave the Catalina population a jump-start to recovery.

But the Catalina Island fox is not out of the woods yet, and the introduction of another virulent strain of this disease to the Island by other wildlife or domestic animals could push the species toward extinction again. So, boaters are asked to be watchful for raccoons that are proliferating at marinas and have hitched a ride from the many marinas that dot the coastline of Southern California; why the proliferation? Largely, because people are feeding them.

Julie King, Senior Wildlife Biologist for the Conservancy, says that city and county animal control agencies no longer handle wildlife

issues, such as raccoons. “Private companies that employ trappers licensed by the State of California Department of Fish and Game are the ones that should be contacted on the mainland if boaters fi nd a raccoon on their boat.

She suggested calling one of the following services:

Anytime Animal Control (800) 714-8727All City Animal Trapping (562) 234-3150Wildlife Removal Services (619) 228-5258

All of these private companies charge for their services.

Trevor Stephens, a state-sanctioned trapper of All City Animal Trapping, has a tip for boaters tied up in a marina. “Keep your boat clean and locked up tight, don’t leave any food out – either for animals or humans,” he suggested. “Leave cleaning products, such as bleach or other solvents out instead. That smell will repel any animals from getting on board.”

If a boater does detect a raccoon in mid channel, King —who, with colleagues, has spent hundreds of hours protecting Island foxes by tracking stowaway raccoons that make it to the Island—asked: “Please do not proceed to Catalina. Turn back to your harbor or origin and contact an animal removal service. Raccoons are excellent swimmers and can easily reach shore from a moored vessel.”

If residents or visitors sight a raccoon on the Island, they are asked to call the Catalina Island Conservancy’s Conservation Department at (310) 510-1299 ext. 230. After regular business hours, the number is (310) 510-3102.

The Conservancy thanks boaters ahead of time for their cooperation which will protect the Catalina Island fox and more than 60 other endemic species that call Catalina home.

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Every once in a while the Santa Monica Bay water gets to looking a bit like bucket of liquid rust. Sometimes, around this time of year the o’ red tide comes a calling and lately that’s been the case

The shift in the water’s color is due a phenomenon where a reddish colored plankton called dinofl agellates, reproduces or “blooms” in great numbers. The occurrence often happens in late summer/early fall when water temperatures are warmer.

“Red tides in Southern California seem to occur in the late summer or early fall when there’s been a long period of warm water followed by a cold water upwelling event,” it explains on the (Santa Monica environmental watch-group) “Heal the Bay” website. “This cold water is rich in nutrients

and combined with the strong sunlight that at this time of year provides ideal conditions for a red tide (or other algae) bloom.”

The surge of red tide has been appearing all over the Southern California waters recently, and marine biologists and scientists still haven’t completely pin-pointed how they operate.

“These red tides are unpredictable,” said Scripps Institution of Oceanography Professor Peter Franks. “I’ve worked on them for years, and I still could not tell you whether we’re going to have one in a given year, when it will occur, or even what species it will be (we have two main species that cause local red tides). They tend to occur in the summer and early fall, though I’ve seen them in winter and spring.”

Return of the Red Tide

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The red tide can be cause for concern because in some cases the plankton contains Domoic acid - a poison that enters into the food chain through smaller fi sh that feed on plankton and algae. When the larger fi sh feed on these bait-fi sh and in turn larger animals eat them, including us, there can then be problems and complications.

Fortunately, not all red tides contain the poison, but there is no way to fi nd out except testing the water or noticing a trend of sick animals. Through the years birds, dolphin and particularly sea lions, have publicly suffered the toxicity of the bloom turning up in strange places clearly poisoned. Infected sea lions turn a pale almost white color when they’ve been infected with the acid and can act very erratically.

Although red tide can sometimes contain toxins, for the most part, it’s believed that it isn’t usually very harmful to people, but can be an annoying irritant. There is credible speculation that various forms of food poisoning can be traced to the red tide and there have been cases of skin irritation associated with them as well.

“While the brown foam, due to the decaying phytoplankton is not harmful, some believe that swimming, boating, or breathing sea spray that is

affected with red tide organisms can cause eye irritations, skin discomfort and sore throats,” it reads on the Heal the Bay website.

In the daylight the red tide can make the water look unappealing and soiled, but come nightfall, the plankton produces a visual spectacle.

“The dinofl agellates are bioluminescent,” said Franks. “Each cell can create its own eerie blue light. It does this in a sudden fl ash, presumably to either warn away predators, or to attract visual predators to eat the organisms that are eating the dinofl agellates.”

Surfer Mathis Riley adds, “I am actually a fan of red tide - yeah it stinks, looks nasty, and possibly gives you ear and throat infections, but red tide contains phosphorescence. One good night session, sticking your hand into the face of the wave and watching the trail of light race back into the

glowing foam makes all those inconveniences worth it.”

As quickly as the so-called tide comes, is as fast and capriciously as it goes away. The currents and winds are said to play a part in the unpredictability of the phenomenon, making them quite an illusive subject for our marine scientists to track and attempt to fully understand.

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It was back in the middle of June 2008 that 16-year-old sailor Zac Sunderland sailed out of Marina del Rey in an attempt to be the youngest man to solo-circumnavigate the planet in a sailboat. There was both controversy and support for the teenager who was raised on sailboats in a cruising lifestyle but above all there was curiosity.

Can a kid with no real solo-sailing experience take an aging coastal cruiser (1972 Islander-36) and circle the globe? Many predicted that after his fi rst crossing from Marine del Rey to Hawaii, the young skipper would understand how arduous this dream of his was and would call it a day, but Sunderland would continue on through many more oceans and indeed return past the MDR breakwall, from the south, to an awaiting throng of supporters.

The Mariner interviewed Zac before he left, while at sea and upon

returning. But we were particularly interested in how Zac had digested his record setting adventure over the last two years. With time, comes the fi lter and organization of knowledge and experience. But Sunderland, still only 20 and now a licensed Captain, remains the polite, stoic, unassuming person we spoke to months before he sailed away, albeit with a bit more confi dence.

With years to refl ect, Sunderland still under-describes harrowing moments, speaks casually about the life-threatening calamitous weather he’s endured and speaks matter-of-factly and without overt infl ection about any aspect of his adventure. It’s this general outlook that probably brought him his success in the circumnavigation and what makes him a natural adventurer. He powers through fear without a tremendous amount of consideration or expectation of the given risk.

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Currently, Sunderland is promoting the release of part two of his documentary and can be seen Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. on the Amazing Race television show with his father Laurence as they compete with other pairs in a race around the world.

Three years have passed since you left. Now, with time to refl ect, what do you think about the adventure you had? Do you fi nd your view of it changes as time moves forward?Sunderland: It was a crazy experience. It defi nitely changed my way of life – it’s made me who I am today and gave me this thirst for adventure.

How do you think the trip changed you as a person?Sunderland: Through the different cultural experiences, I got to see a few different walks of life. I realized there’s so many amazing places and other adventures. I know what’s out there so I have an everyday goal is to always try to have an adventure of some sort. Whether it be traveling to Mexico or across a mountain range somewhere, I just want to experience life to the most.

So did the experience of sailing to new cultures overshadow the experience of getting to these places?Sunderland: It all kind of fl ows into one. As for getting there, I went through a lot of crazy things in the ocean and I found out how far I could push myself. When I do deliveries now, and everything seems breezy, especially if I have someone else on the boat. It made me a lot better sailor. And having had to push myself – it carries over into sort of normal stuff.

Looking back, do you think the criticisms about the boat choice were valid?Sunderland: You can choose to have an adventure in any boat and the Intrepid was way beyond a normal Islander 36 – the boat was really strong. It was perfect, I would do it again on the same boat.

From a sailing perspective, do you feel you were ready for what you ended up doing?Sunderland: I always knew how Intrepid handled - I got good at sailing the Islander. All the principle stuff I learned in books like setting a drogue, going heave-to, whatever it might be, I got to practice out there. I got

better at doing those kinds of things throughout time.Did you set a drogue?Sunderland: I did a couple of times – motorcycle tire behind 200-feet of rope tied to the aft cleats – South African drogue trick that worked pretty well.

What moments have stuck with you more than others?Sunderland: Getting back. Defi nitely having that goal being in mind for the whole 13-moths and fi nally getting back and achieving that was something I’ll take with me for the rest of my life. Also being out of contact with people for 19-days straight like I was in the Atlantic Ocean – that put a lot of things in perspective. And just all the time alone - I spent a solid month alone. I refl ected about a lot of things and it gave me perspective about where I want to go in life and all the rest of that…

Does the solitude get torturous at times?Sunderland: I found I’d kind of get used to it after about four days. The hardest part was fi rst leaving home.

Were there any times when you thought you might very well die?Sunderland: I didn’t really think about dying too much, but, for example, when my forestay snapped, I was awake for a long time and very mush pushing my limits - I thought, ‘I don’t know how much more I can take of this.’ Looking back, there were times [during that experience] I just barely caught myself from falling over the side, but at the time you don’t think about it all that much. You just do everything you possibly can to make the situation work.

Do you get used to the lack of sleep that comes with solo sailing?Sunderland: Sleep deprivation is something every solo-sailor has to deal with. You don’t really have an option. It’s not like you think, ‘I wonder if I can stay up for two-days’ – you just have to sometimes. You just hope that you can keep a decent quality of judgment to make the right calls out there.

What’s your relationship with sailing these days? Did the experience burn you out or deepen your interest?Sunderland: I’d say it deepened my interest. I love sailing. I do a lot of

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Are you interested in getting involved with another high-profi le sailing situation?Sunderland: Yeah, I’d like to do another sailing adventure soon. It’s been crazy around here lately but there will probably be another adventure release pretty soon. We’ll see what happens.

Would you do anything like that with your sister Abby?Sunderland: Defi nitely. I’m not sure if we’d do a double-handed race at some point or what the plan would be but yeah, we’re good friends and I have a lot of respect for what she did. She loves sailing as well and I’m sure we’ll do some adventure together.

When your sister was missing in the Southern Indian Ocean with no communication, many were presuming her dead. What was happening in the Sunderland house at that time?Sunderland: It was crazy at the time. No one knew exactly what was going on. We didn’t know if she’d been dismasted or was in a life raft…I’ll always remember that 24-hours – it was very tense time. We were trying not to think the worst but everyone had that in the back of their mind. We had a lot of friends and family over – just kind of sit and waiting for that call. As soon as it came in and we fi gured out what was going on, I had a lot of confi dence in her. I think I was a lot less worried for her than a lot of the other people. She had her GPS, she’s fi ghter – I knew she was going to get out of it.

The media, in a certain way, played a part in saving your sister but subsequently assassinating the character of your parents – how do

you feel about the press?Sunderland: Well, the only reason Abby and I were sponsored was because of the media. A lot more people know about the brands that supported us because we made history with them – that’s the only reason we were able to sail around the world at 16. At the same time, it’s a terrible thing when they go on a negative tangent, but I take it with a grain of salt.

Did part 2 of your documentary just come out?Sunderland: Yeah, we just brought it to the Annapolis Boat Show and got a lot of good response there so now we’re going to keep on selling it and we’ll see what happens with getting it aired on TV. It’s well put together – I had a lot of camera’s on the boat, so you can really get a sense of what I went through. Part two is pretty exciting – it has footage of my boom snapping in half and being surrounded by (possibly) a pirate boat

How can people get it?Sunderland: My website – zacsunderland.com, seafaring.com or Amazon.

Word has it you’ve also begum a bit of a writing career – what’s that about?Sunderland: I’m going to be writing for Latitudes and Attitudes. I’ve been seeing [publisher] Bob [Bitchin’] on the boat show circuit for the past two years and he’s a really cool guy. He offered me a position to be a writer in his magazine. It’ll be an ongoing kind of Captain’s Log, if you will…it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m all over the coast having some crazy times so it’ll be good to share some stories and pictures with the boating community.

To keep up with Zac Sunderland go to www.Zacsunderlnad.com

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C a t a l i n a C U R R E N T S

By Captain Richard Schaefer

L o c a l H a u n t sIt’s Halloween and the local ghosts are out!

n keeping with a short standing, Halloween tradition, I will write of things that dwell on the edge of reality - walk in the shadow-land between past and present, and creak and moan in the wee hours of the night.

I recall, when I was in high school (just after Lincoln was shot) one of the most enduring local ghost stories was the, “Gray Lady of Point Vicente Light”. Even, “back in the day” the Gray Lady legend was many decades old.

There are two main variations of the story. The fi rst is, that in the mid 19th century, a sailor went to sea from Los Angeles Harbor, leaving his love behind. His beautiful, young, Spanish fi ancée, who lived on a hacienda on the green, rolling hills of “Palos Verdes”, stood on the promontory of Point Vicente waving good-bye as his ship slipped over the westward horizon into the vast Pacifi c.

After many months he was due to return. They had planned to be married on the cliffs overlooking the sea. But the days passed and his ship did not appear on the horizon - its sails never bellowed down the channel - ahead of the prevailing westerlies.

Day after day, she paced the cliffs - her pleading eyes searching to the edge of the world. Her lover’s ship never returned - becoming one of the hundreds of ships to have vanished at sea, without a trace. The lovely young girl could not be consoled and on the anniversary

of her beloved’s departure she stepped off the two hundred foot high cliff and into oblivion. Leaving only her ghost to walk in the night - sorrowfully moaning with the sea wind.

The second story is a little less dramatic. When the lighthouse was built in 1926 Palos Verdes was a lonely place with only a few houses and ranches sprinkled over the peninsula. The keeper of the light and his wife were an isolated couple, without children or neighbors. The wife slowly sank into melancholy - taking long, lonely walks along the often fog-shrouded cliffs. Then, one day, either by accident or design, she slipped over the edge - away from this life. She was found by her husband - her body lying broken and crumpled among the rocks below.

The story of the Gray Lady of Point Vicente fi rst became part of the local folklore in the 1930’s. Motorists and local residents saw a swirling, misty woman’s specter, ghosting along the old road or wandering around the eerie shadows cast by the revolving light. Some even claimed they could hear her calling to her lost lover.

By the 1970’s the story was a well established part of local legend and many a teenager crept onto the dark grounds at night to glimpse the apparition - usually with the hope of having his girlfriend clutch him tightly during the adventure.

When I was a private investigator in the 70’s

and 80’s I had a few cases in Palos Verdes, on terminal Island and in San Pedro. Often times I would take the “long way” back to Marina del Rey, along Palos Verdes Drive, and swing into the little park near the light house, hoping to get a glimpse of the Gray Lady - but usually saw only giggling teenagers - not wailing apparitions. But there was that one dark and stormy night when...oh, forget I said anything.

Within a couple of miles of Point Vicente Light there were two other places everyone swore were haunted; Vanderlip Mansion and an old deserted beach club below the rocky cliffs of Malaga Cove.

The Vanderlip story went something like this. It was said that at one time the Vanderlips owned most of the land west of what is now Hawthorn Blvd - the Portuguese Bend area of Palos Verdes.

As in the case of Point Vincente Light, here again, there are a couple of variations to the story. The one I remember best was that the “founder of Palos Verdes”, Frank Vanderlip began to build a “stairway to heaven” to accommodate his wife Narcissa, who was a spiritualist, somewhat in the vein of Sarah Winchester - widow of the famous gun-maker. Sarah believed that if she kept building rooms onto the mansion that she would never die. Well, Sarah did die (what a surprise) and now her grumpy spirit haunts the mansion she built.


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Like Sarah Winchester, Narrcissa is said to have believed that as long as they were engaged in building the “stairway to heaven” they would never die. Well, wouldn’t you know it? They died - the stairway to heaven unfi nished. Now their ghosts wander the grounds - apparently still trying to fulfi ll their construction duties and bemoaning the diffi culty of laying brick in the absence of a corporal body.

There are a slew of other stories connected to the mansion featuring murder, insanity, spectral hounds - A’la’ “Hound of the Baskervilles”, ghostly children and moaning phantoms roaming in the trees surrounding the property.

Again, as with the lighthouse, the place became a place for teenagers to go and sneak around the periphery of the property in search of ghostly glimpses and goose pimply adventure.

I remember once, as a young man, prowling around the neighborhood and hearing the most blood curdling screams imaginable. I rushed back to my more knowledgeable associates and was informed that those screams were just wild peacocks. I had no idea that were “wild” peacocks afoot in Portuguese Bend - but soon saw a gaggle of them for myself.

It turns out these birds were a gift from William Wrigley - Gum Tycoon and owner of Catalina Island (an island with more ghost stories per square mile than any place I can think of) - to Frank Vanderlip, owner of Palos Verdes - two great titans, separated by band of sea...but I digress. I understand they still roam about, screaming the night away (I’m referring to the birds - however there are stories about Bill and Frank...)

Also, during the days of my youth, there was an old abandoned beach club below the cliffs of Malaga Cove - it was said to have been built during the 1920’s or 30’s as a health resort and spa for the elite of Los Angeles. Even in ruin, the place looked like a scene out of China Town or Farewell My Lovely. You could almost see the beautiful people of pre WWII Los Angeles frolicking in the now cracked and empty pool or sitting under the surrounding veranda, like the Great Gatsby, savoring slender cigarettes and sipping something tall, gay and colorful.

Anyway, the place was more haunted by young couples from the South

Bay, than by the ghost of Raymond Chandler. But, I admit, the place was unusual.

You had to park your car atop the cliff, then push open or crawl over and old rusty gate, which guarded an ancient road that wound its way down a narrow canyon to the beach. At the bottom was a wrecked fence that surrounded the old club. Nearby was an old car, crashed and smashed on the rocks. People said that it was the one driven over the cliff by James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause”....I never checked into it - probably just another urban legend.

The old building was built in “post-early L.A. style”. That is to say, a faux Spanish architecture with lots of arches, colorful tile, and rough plaster walls capped by red tile - all worn and weathered by time and the sea. It was truly a neat place to wander about.

Some said, particularly on weekend nights, that you could hear jazz and swing type music playing and laughter echo up the canyon from the old club. I was there several times - never really heard anything except the moonlit waves washing against the rocks. But, it took little effort to imagine what it must have been like during its heyday.

Today the place is a private beach club again. A few years back, I was sailing out of Redondo and saw the club rebuilt and people frolicking about...I was shocked at fi rst, having previously only imagined, decades before, such a scene taking place there in a distant, bygone era.

I found myself musing whether or not someday, perhaps decades from now, someone will hear the echoes and see the specters of those who swim and dance in the sun today - only separated from tomorrow by the thin, gray veil of time.

Captain Richard Schaefer is a U.S.C.G. Licensed Master of Sailing Vessels and has taught sailing and seamanship for more than 25 years. He has written countless articles for boating publications, delivered vessels, managed yachts and skippered charters. He may be reached for comments, questions or consultation at 310-460-8946 or at, [email protected].

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Last month we plucked some information from the California Department of Fish and Game about lobstering that addressed lots of the lingering questions many had about picking up bugs. This month we thought we would reprint some of the information about the Marine Life Protection Act, specifi cally the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) that this area has recently been assigned.

MPAs are controversial – some feel it’s an ingenious and more organic manner in which to ultimately replenish fi sh stocks and manage the dilemma of overfi shing, while others feel it’s a preposterous idea grounded more in political science than marine science.

In either case, here are some cherry-picked facts that are worth knowing regardless of which side of the fence you may fall.

What are marine protected areas? Marine protected areas (MPAs) are named, discrete geographic marine or estuarine areas designed to protect or conserve marine life and habitat.

What can I do in a marine protected area?In general, marine reserves do not allow any type of extractive activities (including fi shing or kelp harvesting), with the exception of scientifi c collecting under a permit, marine parks do not allow any commercial extraction, and marine conservation areas do not allow some combination of commercial and/or recreational extraction.

How do I know where an MPA is, are they all marked with buoys? Most MPA boundaries are designed to use major onshore landmarks and simple due north/south or east/west lines for easy recognition. However it is ultimately up to the user to determine if they are in an MPA. Regulations and site specifi c MPA maps are available on this website, under the Existing State MPAs heading, or by direct link to www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/maps.asp. In some cases, boundaries that are complex or hard to determine may be marked with buoys, though this is not realistic in many areas due to depths and ocean conditions.

Is it illegal to travel through or anchor in an MPA with catch on-board? Transit and anchoring are generally allowed. Vessels shall be allowed to transit through marine protected areas and marine managed areas with catch onboard. Fishing gear shall not be deployed in the water while transiting through a state marine reserve.

If an area is closed as an MPA will it always be closed?Not necessarily. The MLPA allows the Department to re-examine MPAs and the MPA network for effectiveness. This means that as MPAs are re-assessed for effectiveness changes may be necessary, either to individual MPAs or the network as a whole. This may mean changing allowances for extractive activities depending on how well MPAs are meeting their goals and could also mean that other previously closed sites may be proposed for re-opening. Just because an area is closed to one type of use or another does not mean that it will always be that way. The adaptive management approach recommends that the MPAs be re-assessed approximately every fi ve years and during that assessment the MPA designation can change.

Lots of folks are wondering about what’s to come with the Marine Protected Areas. Here’s a few factoids...

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I always tell people besides the area where you fi sh, what also plays into the picture is weather patterns, moon-phases and current - when they all line up right - the bite opens up….and it helps if there is live squid and a few different fi n baits to go along.

Along the coast, anglers are fi lling there limits will nice lingcod and both species of bass and interestingly, we had a run of those giant squid for a while in the 5 to 15lb. range. We’ve been fi shing the dropper loop and/or a 1 & a 1/2 once lead-head, depending on the depth.

The lobster season opened with divers and hoop-netters all getting there lim-its - both in shallow and deep waters. Again, using fresh bait is the ticket .

On the the Bait “Seine” Larry and Mike at Inseine Baits have cured sardines and squid. At press-time water temps were holding steady in the low 60’s to high 50’s.

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As best-man at my good sailing buddy’s wedding, a guest asked why we enjoyed sailboat racing as much as we do. “There’s got to be more to it than just hanging out on the water and drinking beer.” the guest posited.

My fi rst thought is that one should never underestimate the value of hanging out on the water with friends and drinking beer. What better employment is there? How can anyone put a value on things that are priceless - friendship, good society, and beer?

“When we are racing, we are highly focused on extracting the best ‘free ride’ we can from the forces of nature,” I replied. “We have the energy of the wind, the waves and the tides. And we have the instrument, our sailboat, which we play to direct nature’s energy in propelling ourselves to our destination. In competition, the racer’s goal is to tune his instrument by applying his best understanding of the energy available at that time/place and to do it better than his opponents do.”

No one can do this perfectly, for there are too many variables to manage. But knowledge about shaping sails, experience in judging winds and currents, and skill gained through the concentrated effort of driving a race boat through waves pays off, as one sailing team proves their mastery over another.

In sailboat racing, it is only in close tactical situations that one boat affects the forces of the wind on another boat. But once separated a bit, the boats are each sailing in their own wind, seeking their own best capture

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Brian GagnonMildew Prevention & Removal

This Ask the Expert was provided by Brian Gagnon of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, the world’s largest group devoted to antique boating. Since its beginnings in 1975 the ACBS has helped introduce thousands to the hobby of antique boating.

What exactly is mildew?It is a whitish, grayish-white or gray-green fuzz that loves to grow in warm, dark and damp places. The fuzz is really the visible portion of the fungus which makes up what we call mildew. It particularly likes to grow in natural fabrics such as cotton and linen where it leaves easily recognized stains.

Mildew is much like Count Dracula it cannot survive light and warmth. So, take everything outside and spread them in the sun. Open all the curtains and let sunlight warm the interior. Your boat may look like an old-fashioned laundry, but you will kill the mildew. Expose all sides to the sunlight, and turn items like jackets inside out for full effect. To prevent the formation of mildew, you will need to reduce the humidity level inside your boat. If you have access to 110-volt AC power, you can use a household dehumidifi er, several of the Golden-Rod warming rods available in marine stores, or even 100-watt light bulbs to generate warmth.

Boats can sweat. In this case the “sweat” is really condensation caused by warm air coming into contact with cold surfaces. You can see the same type of condensation on the side of a glass of iced tea during the summer.

Besides the inherent dampness of a boat, what are other reason we see mildew?Not only is the climate inside a boat perfect for mildew, but also there are plenty of delicacies for it to attack. Mildew thrives on the vegetable fi bers found in clothing and cordage, as well as paper, leather, and any adhesives of animal or vegetable origin. The linseed oil found in oil-

based paints for example is gourmet fare for mildew.Since dampness is essential to mildew, it stands to reason that you should not stow wet gear. Anchor lines and foul weather jackets are the worst offenders, since they are hard to dry even in ideal conditions. If you cannot get them dry, do not stow them. Coil the wet anchor line in the cockpit to dry, put the foul weather jackets in your garage. If you toss your damp cockpit cushions onto your settee, you can expect a mildew sandwich when you return.

Dampness, dim light, warmth, all three are found virtually everywhere on boats. Therefore, mildew is a particularly nasty boating problem. Surprisingly, the best conditions for mildew are not found during the heat of summer, but during the spring and fall when the sun is still warm, but the air has turned cold.

Mildew is one of many forms of fungus present everywhere in the world. A very primitive plant form feeds on other plants and produces microscopic seed like spores that fl oat freely around the cabin. These spores are always present, but it takes a particular set of conditions to encourage their growth into the black and smelly blight. Unfortunately, the ideal conditions for mildew are in a dark, damp location, just like your boat.

So prevention is key?Since mildew is easier to prevent than to eliminate, your fi rst concern should be prevention. The fi rst line of defense is to provide good ventilation throughout the boat. The second is to keep everything clean and dry, and the last is to reduce the interior humidity level. None of these projects are small tasks in the marine environment, of course, but they are not impossible.

Good ventilation means a steady fl ow of air through all parts of the boat, not just the main cabin. When leaving your boat for more than a day or two, it should look as though it had

been looted by professional thieves. Open all drawers, lockers, and compartments. Prop up all the bunk and seat cushions so air fl ows freely around them, and lift out several fl oorboards to ventilate the bilge as well. Leave as many ports open as weather permits and, if possible, prop the lazarette hatch open about an inch. If you have Dorade-style vents, face some of them forward and some of them aft to produce air circulation down below. For year-around protection, you should ventilate locker doors and closed areas by installing any of the wood or metal vents available in marine hardware stores.

Just like ring around the collar, there are cures for mildew, but it is preferable not to have it in the fi rst place. A good prevention program along with regular doses of sunlight and fresh air will keep your boat mildew-free and new smelling.A clean and dry boat is just as important as a well-ventilated one. The galley is particularly susceptible to mildew because of food crumbs and grease, so clean up completely after each use. Although man-made fi bers are resistant to mildew, any form of dirt (from lint in the lockers to soap residue in the shower) can become a foothold for mildew. An essential boat-keeping chore should be a regular cleaning of the interior.

So assuming mildew has set in, what can be done at that point?To rid yourself of mildew in a damp climate, you should start with a complete cleaning and airing. Be wary of strong laundry detergents, however, since phosphates are a delicacy for mildew. Any residue left after you scrub the mildewed area will only bring back an increased growth. Use a low-phosphate soap for normal scrubbing and a mild alkali, such as washing soda or trisodium phosphate, for stubborn mildew, but be sure to rinse the area thoroughly.

Most traditional remedies rely on sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) to remove mildew. You can add TSP (tri-sodium phosphate, available at most hardware stores) to the formula


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to make it more effective. A good, strong, all-around solution is four quarts of fresh water, one quart of bleach, 2/3 cup of TSP, and 1/3 cup of powdered laundry detergent. Do not use liquid detergents in combination with bleaches and TSP. Scrub the affected surfaces, using rubber gloves and eye protection. Rinse thoroughly.

Special “mildew removers” are available in the house wares section of most supermarkets. Some marine stores also carry these products. If you cannot fi nd a commercial mildew remover, you can make your own by mixing 5 1/2 tablespoons of calcium hypochlorite into a quart of water. Spray this mixture onto the affected area, and then rinse with fresh water.

Always put the calcium hypochlorite into the water, never the other way around. Pouring water onto the chemical can cause a rapid, almost explosive reaction, so be sure to keep it away from children. Test this solution on an inconspicuous portion of the affected material to be sure it will not discolor. Do not use on clothing.

There are a number of commercial anti-mildew solutions on the market, and a little testing will show which works best for your boat and climate. One product favored by many boatmen is MDR’s Mildew Spray (Marine Development & Research)both to eradicate mildew and to protect against future attacks. Fungicidal chemicals, such as Endew, can be placed in closed lockers, but you will have to live with a mild mothball scent.

The most popular mildew remover is household chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) sold in the U.S. in 5.25% solution. Manufacturers recommend diluting it further. Tilex® and other “mildew removers” are sodium hypochlorite solutions of about 3%.

DO NOT EVER MIX BLEACH AND AMMONIA. The mixture forms phosgene gas which killed and disabled thousands in the First World War.

Lysol household disinfectant is an effective fungicide and inhibitor. Some health and environmental agencies prohibit the use of stronger fungicides.

Anything you use to kill or remove mildew will wash or wear away in a relatively short time.

Are there certain interior fi nishes that are worse than others for attracting mildew?A satin or fl at fi nish provides a home and a

grip for mildew, while a glossy fi nish does not. Although many marine paints already contain them, you should also check on anti-mildew additives for your paint that can combat fungus just as antifouling paint prevents barnacles.

What about the use of heat?Heat, properly used, can also prevent mildew. The idea is to use a small source of heat to create convection currents in the cabin air. These currents cause the air in the cabin to circulate. Warming the air slightly also reduces its relative humidity, so the air is better able to dry up damp areas.

Very little heat is necessary. A 12-inch long Goldenrod Heater is adequate for a space up to 100 cubic feet. This type of heater is operated by 110-volt dockside power. Often, only one or two located in strategic places will dry out an entire boat.

The most common chemical used to combat moisture is silica gel, which is usually encountered as the white packets tucked into camera and stereo equipment to absorb moisture during shipment. Both silica gel and a similar product, activated alumna, are porous granules that absorb up to half their weight in moisture from the atmosphere and which can be purchased inexpensively in bulk at hardware or drug stores. Using a double thickness of nylon stocking as a container, suspend these granules in lockers and around your cabin. Best of all, they can be reused after drying for about an hour in a 300 degree vented oven. A more potent chemical for removing moisture is calcium chloride, but it is highly caustic to both skin and fabric, and requires special care.

What about in upholstery?One particular problem area is the crease in upholstered boat seats or cockpit cushions. Use a solution of a quarter cup of ammonia to four cups of water, and scrub the seams with an old toothbrush, followed by gentle drying with a hair dryer. For tougher stains on white synthetic cushions, soak the surface in a mixture of 1 teaspoon of ammonia, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 3/4 cup of distilled water. If you have colored vinyl cushions, try the solution in a small test area fi rst.

To remove old mildew stains from the white cotton underside of cockpit or bunk cushions, soak the affected area in chlorine bleach, and then dip it in a weak solution of white vinegar and water to counteract the bleaching action.

Mildew in curtains can be a problem. Try

washing the curtains in your home laundry. Add a little bleach to the wash water. Before you do, be sure the material is color-safe in bleach or you may not like the results.

Leather, particularly when damp attracts mildew, but you can remove it by wiping with a cloth wrung in a weak water/alcohol solution. Regular washing with saddle soap also reduces mildew, and drying the leather completely is necessary.

Mildewed wood surfaces, particularly in the bilges or hard-to-reach areas can be cleaned and protected with a rag dipped in a bucket of water seasoned with a shot glass of kerosene.

What about mildew on wood?Removing mildew from unvarnished wood such as teak can usually be done with mild soap and water. Some people report that wiping the affected wood with a rag dampened in mineral spirits removes the mildew and “sterilizes” the wood, preventing return problems. Mildew stains on raw wood can be bleached or sanded out with a little skill and hard work.

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