Issue #109 March 2012 Mariner A Publication For Where Land Ends www.marinermagazine.com A Magazine For The Marina del Rey Boating Communi ty The Restoring an Atkins Yawl L.A. to the Philippines Non-Stop Cruising Paradise Cove Explaining AIS  Talking Titanic Lots more...

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Issue #109

March 2012

M a r i n e rA Publication For Where Land Ends


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


Restoring an Atkins Yawl

L.A. to the Philippines Non-Sto

Cruising Paradise Cove

Explaining AIS

 Talking Titanic

Lots more...

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2  The Mariner - Issue 109 2012

The Mariner is


Pat Reynolds


Pat Reynolds




Dave Kirby

Richard Schaefer

Copy Editing Assistance

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For advertising rates andInformation contact

310-397-1887 - phone


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Mailing address

P.O. Box 9403

Marina del Rey, CA 90295

The Mariner appears on the 4th

Friday of every month.

This issue Feb. 24 - March 23


Numbersat a glance:

n Marina del Rey



n Los Angeles County



n  Vessel Assist:


n Marine Life Rescue




B ig Boat B ig opinion

Helm - Ph b Pa Relds

Coming Events 4

O the Wire 6

Dock and Dine by Scott Jarema 8 Where can boaters dock and dine?

Paradise is Not So Far Away by Paul Miller 10Cruising Paradise Cove

MDR to the Phillipines - No Stops 12Jim Sullivan to Sail non-stop across the Pacifc

The Addiction of Wooden Boats by Jim Cash 14 Jim Cash writes about a Classic Restoration

Coastal Currents 16 Titanic Tale of Three Captains by Captain Richard Schaefer

Racing 20   Ask the Expert - AIS   Ask Mookie Classieds 25

  As some you might know I also

write a regular column for the

  Argonaut newspaper called the

 Nautical News. A few weeks ago

  I wrote an editorial about the

 Attessa mega-yacht that was tied 

up at the fuel dock for quite some


  Although I’m as impressed and 

awestruck as anyone about 

something so massive and 

expensive, I chose to write

about the choice of a billionaire

to purchase something so

extravagant rather than describe

the boat and owner. The editor at 

the newspaper thought that wasa bad idea and he took a editor’s

equivalent of a sledgehammer to

it. It made me sad, so I present to

 you the unedited version of what 

 I wanted to say about a very big

boat owned by a very wealthy

(and I’m sure nice) man. Here

it is:

Over at the Marina del Rey

Landing -A.K.A. the Fuel

Dock, sits a 328-feet leviathan

of lavishness- a behemoth of 

boats called the   Attessa IV  

that absolutely commands

the attention of anyone in her

vicinity. While she’s not the

largest privately owned power

yacht in the world, that distinction

goes to Eclipse at 557-ft, Attessa 

is in the top 30. The boat towers

over the harbor like an apartment

complex on water, begging the

questions: who owns this thingand how much did it cost?

With ve levels - an onboard

helicopter, jacuzzi, pool,

marble replace, chandeliers,

hanging glass sculptures, marble

staircases, around 7,600 square f

of interior space and a 24-person

crew to insure everyone is happy

  – the  Attessa IV embodies the

“yachting” stereotype to the

most extreme degree.

I, personally, am torn as

marvel at this masterpiece of

craftsmanship. The owner, a

Montana businessman named

Dennis Washington apparently

comes from humble beginnings

While he is now a billionaire, he

supposedly began a construction

business with a 30,000 loan

and a single bulldozer. In

the beginning, he landedsome highway contracts then

morphed into mining and dam

continued on pg. 22

Thanks for

 picking it up!

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38 Downeast Cutter 1977 bluewater cruiserready to go, loaded only $59,00041 Islander Freeport ‘78 center cpt $38,000

38 Cruiser aft cabin 1994, low hours, loaded,

xlnt livaboard, great price of $69,000.

28 Bayliner 2001 single Mercruiser diesel,

loaded, full electronics, many extras $42,00028 Carver 84 aft cabin $22,000.

39’Cal cruising sloop, fast and comfortable,

loaded and priced below market at $46,50036 Islander 1976 motivated seller $23,000

65’ McKinna 2002 pilot house,3 cabins,

loaded low hours $685,00052 Hatteras Conv 1988 updated $299,000

52 Californian cockpit motor yacht 1990

Spacious layout, stabilizers, loaded and very

clean .Low price $199,0000

48 Grand Banks 1973 tri cabin motor yacht

twin diesels needs work listed at ½ market

price $49,000

J-27 racing sail 1985 full sail inventory ready

for fun sailing or Catalina $13,500

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 $89,000

45’ Lancer pilothouse aft cabin 1985 twin

dsl, generator, great layout, loaded, $99,00038’ Alberg 1973 yawl, reblt dsl, $17.900


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32’ Wellcraft San trope 1989, Loaded and

choice slip $20,900 

31’ Silverton 1979 convertible $10,000

30’ Monterey Attila 2000 twin Volvos low

hours, air nd heat full elec, clean $46,000

45 Carver Voyager pilothouse sedan twinCummins diesels 2002 asking $289,00042 Sea Ray 1997 aft cabin diesels $190,000

55 Spoiler 1990 loaded with new electronics,

 just hauled, bottom painted and detailed. Very

capable cruiser with three cabins.

36’ Sea Ray Express 1983 newly rebuilt

engines, Trac Vision satellite TV, electronics

Novarina, OB, Spaceous Interior $47,000 

44 Lancer Pilothouse motor Sailor, 2 cabins,

twin diesels , generator, loaded, $79,00035 Coronado ctr cpt aft cab ‘73 dsl $12,500

32 Bay liner Cerra 1995 motivated seller,

loaded, full canvas, xlnt mechanical, low

hours $37,000

39 Carver aft cabin with cockpit 1995 loaded

very clean. Twin Cummins diesels, $99,00035’ Carver 97’ aft cab clean $115,000

54’ Sea Ray Sundancer 2001 spacious and

luxurious appointments , updated electronics

low hour Caterpillar diesels $369,000

43 Californian cockpit motoryacht1988 300

HP Cat diesels, loaded $109,00039 Bayliner 2000 Convertible, dsl, $129,000

42 Sea Ray motor yacht 1997 twin

Cummins diesels loaded, clean $190,00042’ Sea Ray ‘2001 model loaded $249,000


38 Carver 1988 motor yacht excellent for

livaboard only $69,500 - great price!

36 Carver Aft cabin 1989 $49,000



Call to List

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Members of Division 12 of the Coast Guard

Auxiliary joined with the ofcers of the

Coast Guard on board the Coast Guard cutter,

Halibut, January 28th, for a burial at sea

observance for CGAUX Flotilla 12-7 Staff 

Ofcer Julie Cameron. Auxiliarists on escort

boats representing CGAUX facilities normally

assigned to Santa Monica Bay boating safety

patrols also witnessed the cremation ceremony

to pay their respects to this much beloved fellow


She and Romarino Zeri of Marina del Rey,

owner of Intrepid Marine, as previously reported

in The Mariner, were killed on impact when the

motorcycle he was driving was hit by a large

truck in Pacoima while taking part in the rst

leg of the annual “Love Ride” Charity fundraiserfrom Glendale to Castaic Lake.

Ms. Cameron, an accomplished sailor and

former computer and science teacher, was a

member of the Marina del Rey Flotilla Public

Education team specializing in its “Sailing Skills

& Seamanship” and “Weekend Navigator”

curriculums. She was 38 at the time of her


In the fall of 2010, during instructor team

introductions, this Venice resident tearfully

told a class of students how she had joined the

Auxiliary in “tribute” to her father, who was a

retired Coast Guard rescue helicopter Lieutenant

Commander after 20 years of service. And,

according to Division 12 Public Education

ofcer, Anne Ciof, who also served as Ms.Cameron’s mentor: “That ‘tribute’ resulted in

hundreds of hours of valuable help in educating

boaters on important tactical and safety aspects

of recreational boating.”

Noted current Flotilla Vice Commander, Phil

Selig , a man who has served in the Auxiliary for

over 35 years, “Julie’s contributions in Public

Education and information processing for our

group, having served as Flotilla Staff Ofcer in

charge of Information Services, will be sorely

missed. Often, when members of the otilla

bridge would talk of future prospects to lead

our group in a command position, Julie’s name

always came to the fore.”

In Marina del Rey she juggled a career in

teaching and then the Information Services


In 2008, she joined the local chapter of the

Women’s Sailing Association after purchasing a

Coronado 25. Soon after, she became a membe

of the CGAUX Marina del Rey Flotilla offering

in the words of Mrs. Ciof, “her sailing skillsdedication and duty to country, the brightes

smile on the planet to all who met her, and

sincere and fond friendship to all who got to

know her well.”

Written by Charles Ecker, Member, CGAUX

11s-12-7. Photo by Marcy Fenton Bornemann.

Julie Cameron Buried at Sea

“It’s About the Boat!”


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Afew months back, I wrote an article

about some history of the Marina’s

restaurants and suggested some ideas

that would make it more “boater friendly”.

I was amazed and appreciative of the

overwhelmingly positive response I received

from it, including the Los Angeles Department

of Regional Planning who assured me many of 

my suggestions are in the works. Thank you all

who read it and commented on it. Since then, I

have become aware

of some positive

developments that

I’d like to share with


In the time since I

wrote that article,

we have had Killer

Shrimp open up in

the former Organic

Panicio / Waterfront

Restaurant location

on the corner of 

Admiralty Way

and Palawan Way.

Killer Shrimp’s owner had the forethought to

include the adjacent dock as part of his lease

and has offered it as a dinghy / boat dock for

their waterborne patrons. You can nd KillerShrimp’s docks at the end of E Basin by the

Fantasea Yacht Club. Marina del Rey now has

its rst true “Dock & Dine” establishment in at

least the 13 years I have been here. They have a

great happy hour and multiple atscreen TV to

watch the game, in addition to a great menu. Be

sure to check out their Happy Hour: Monday

-Friday 3:00 - 7:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday 3:00

- 5:00 pm. It’s a great way to top off a day on

the water.

Killer Shrimp: 310-578-2293.

Another spot I have been haunting is thehappy hour at the Charthouse on Panay Way

in C-Basin from 4:30-7:00PM. They recently

started having a weekend happy hour and

their prices are reasonable. (I suggest the Ahi

Nachos when you go). They have a seawall

slip available for tying up your dinghy

on the C-1800 dock on the west side. The

management has a key to let you back in when

you are done. Please be respectful of the boat

owners there. Some are livaboards and would

appreciate you respecting their privacy. Keep

the noise down when you are coming and

going and don’t wander up and down their

dock. Chart House: 310-822-4144.

Another great spot to tie up is the Del Rey

Landing at the head of A Basin. In addition

to getting the usual “bait, booze and fuel”,

their “Waterfront Convenience Store” offers

sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and even a

cigar humidor! They have picnic tables outside

so you can sit and

take in the view of the main channel while

eating. You can even purchase shing gear if 

the urge to sh strikes you, (don’t forget your

license!). I usually stop in to pick up a cigar formy numerous “Sewer Tours” especially on nice

days! If you do plan on staying a bit, it’s a good

idea to tie up away from the fuelling areas as

it gets busy there. The friendly staff can direct

you to an appropriate spot. Del Rey Landing:

310-864-4444, VHF Channel 9

It is good to see that there ARE places that

don’t require you to get into a car to visit.

Besides, the scenery is much better on the

water. I’m hopeful that Fisherman’s Village

will have dinghy docks and transient boat slips

soon so we can tie up and enjoy the restaurantsand businesses there. Now if we can only get

a happenin’ spot at the old Waikiki Willie’s


Scott Jarema has been a Marina del Rey

resident for 13 years. In addition to articles for

the Mariner, his articles have been published 

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C o a s t a l C U R R E N T S

By Captain Richard Schaefer

A Titanic Tale of 

Three Captains

“I cannot imagine any condition which would 

cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any

vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern

shipbuilding has gone beyond all that.”

- Captain E.J. Smith. 1907 -

“SOS SOS CQD CQD Titanic. We are sinkingfast. Passengers are being put into boats.


This was one of the last radio transmissions

from the RMS Titanic, sent at 2:10 a.m., on

April 15, 1912.

  9:10 Titanic

Scarcely ve hours earlier, Edward J. Smith,

Captain of the Titanic, was nishing up a

cigar and after-dinner brandy in the First Class

Lounge. In honor of his retirement and last

voyage, several of the V.I.P. passengers had

given him a dinner party. He had commanded

seventeen ships for the White Star Line and

command of the new Titanic was his crowning

achievement. Normally, the Captain enjoyed

conversation and good company, but this night

he was uneasy.

Throughout the day and evening he had received

several “ice warnings” from other ships in the

area. Even so, Titanic was still making 22-knots

through the cold darkness and he was anxious to

check in with the watch ofcer, Second Ofcer

Lightoller. He excused himself from the party

and made his way to the bridge.

The bridge was dark and it took a few moments

for the Captain to make out Mr. Lightoller among

the other shadows. Both ofcers remarked that

they had never seen a night so clear and calm

in the North Atlantic. In calm water there is no

phosphorescent wave action against the icebergs

- making them difcult to see. Still the night

was clear and both men agreed that the lookouts

should still be able to see the outline of a large

“berg” against the starry night sky.

The bridge telegraphs were still set at “Full

Speed Ahead”. Both men knew that Titanic 

would not set any records for a crossing on theSouthampton to New York run, but still, Bruce

Ismay - Managing Director of the White Star

Line - was on board and he would certainly

question any reduction in speed, and, of course,

there would be the press on the docks in New

York. Anything less than a swift, direct crossing

would reect poorly on the new Queen of the

line. There would be no southward course

adjustment in order to avoid eld ice, growlers

and bergs, and no reduction of speed.

Smith ordered that the watch and lookouts be

especially vigilant, but the speed was to be


The Captain then retired to his cabin - just off 

the bridge.

11:00 p.m., the steamship, Californian

The ship, about half the length of  Titanic, was

stopped dead in the water - surrounded by

small, broken, oe ice. Earlier in the evening

Californian had radioed an ice warning which

was received by Titanic. Captain Stanley Lord

had ordered the ship stopped until morning

wanting daylight before proceeding through the

ice eld.

At about 11:30, the Ofcer of the Watch, CharleGrooves, saw a huge liner rapidly approaching

from the east - deck lights ablaze. The watch

ofcer knocked on the Captain’s door and told

the Captain about it. Captain Lord advised him

to try and signal the huge ship by Morse Lamp

since the radio operator had signed off for the

night and gone to bed.

As Groves prepared the Morse Lamp he saw

the deck lights suddenly disappear. He though

it strange that so large a liner would extinguish

her lights so early. It didn’t occur to him that the

lights only seemed to go out when, in fact, the

ship had made a radical turn and the lights were

no longer broadside to him. It was 11:40.

11:40 Titanic

The lookouts in the Crow’s Nest saw the massive

shape loom out of the darkness - dead ahead

They rang the bridge, “Iceberg dead ahead!”

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William Murdoch had relieved Second Ofcer

Lightoller. Now, Murdoch ordered loudly, “Hard

a-starboard - full astern!” But it was too late. As

the bow slowly swung away from a mountain of 

ice, the sound of tearing metal vibrated through

the ship.

Captain Smith was out of his cabin and instantly

comprehended the situation. The engines were

ordered. “All Stop!” Moments later, Thomas

Andrews, the designer of the Titanic was on the

bridge and together he and Captain Smith left to

make an inspection of the damage.

A short while later both men returned to the

bridge. Smith waited anxiously as Andrews

scribbled calculations. In a moment, turned

eternity, Andrews looked up and said, “The

damage is fatal. She has about two hours before

she founders - it is a mathematical certainty.

And Captain, as we’re both aware, there are not

enough boats.”

With nothing further to be said or done, Andrews

leaves the bridge and goes to assist the crew in

any way he can.

Captain Smith ordered “All Hands to their

stations.” - then went to the radio room and told

the wireless operator to begin sending distress

calls at once. The time is now 12:15.

12:25 Carpethia

Nearly 60 miles away the small Cunard liner,

Carpethia, is the rst ship to make radio contactwith Titanic. Her skipper, Captain Arthur

Rostron was in his bunk when the wireless

operator burst in and told him of the distress


“Are you certain?” Rostron said, slowly shaking

the sleep from his head.

“Quite certain, sir!”

“All right, tell them we’re coming - just as fast

as we can.”

Rostron pulled on his uniform and rushed to

the chart room. He plotted the course to Titanic 

and called it out to the helmsman. He calculated

quickly in his head - four hours - too long. He

must get more speed than the ship was designed

for, while navigating through dangerous ice

elds - not an easy thing - but it must be done.

He called his Chief Engineer to the bridge

and told him, “Call out all hands. Cut off all

unnecessary heat and power. Send the off duty

boiler crew to shovel more coal. Everything for

the engines!”

Rostron called for his First Ofcer and said,

“Stop all routine work. Organize the ship for

rescue. Prepare to swing out the boats. Rig

work lights along the sides of the ship. Open

all gangway and cargo doors and prepare to

board survivors. Be sure there are life jackets,

block and tackle and boathooks at each cargo

door and gangway. Also have pilot ladders and

slide ladders at all doors and gangways. Rig

slings and boatswain’s chairs for the injured and

children. Prepare cargo nets to be used as extra


Rostron then called the Ship’s Surgeon, Dr.

McGhee, and ordered him to; prepare all

necessary medical supplies, locate all medical

personnel among the passengers (there were

two doctors and a half dozen nurses on board as

passengers). Prepare mattresses for the injured.

He then sent for the Chief Steward and told him

to have the cooks prepare barrels of coffee and

tea, and as much hot soup as possible. Covert the

smoking lounge, library and bar into dormitories

- pillows blankets ready to be handed out.

Down in the engine room the black gang was

pouring on the coal. The Carpethia was racing

northwest at 17-knots - three-knots faster

than she had ever steamed. But three-knots of 

additional speed would mean almost an hour

less for survivors in the water - icy water, in

which a minute would seem an eternity and 20minutes all that any person could live.

12:45 Californian

On the bridge of the Californian Second Ofcer

Stone had relieved Third Ofcer Groves on


Did you see that...and that? Stone said to

Apprentice Mate Gibson. “Why would that ship

be ring rockets?” Gibson asked.

Stone was uneasy. Rockets could certainly

mean the vessel was in distress, but the night

was calm. Still, he felt the mystery ship had an

odd angle and “didn’t look right”. The Second

Ofcer called down to Captain Lord through the

communication tube.

A sleepy voice, “What is it?”

“Rockets sir. From the liner that stopped a few

miles away.”

“Are they company signals?”

“I don’t know sir.”

“Well, don’t wake the radio operator. Jus

continue trying to signal him with the Morse


“Right sir.”

The Morse Lamp aboard the Californian had a

range of four miles. Titanic was sinking seven

miles away.

12:45 Titanic

The hideous roar of the steam being vented from

the huge boilers lled the cold air. Survivor

claimed it sounded like the death screams o

some primordial beast. Sparks, showering down

from the rockets bursting overhead added to the

surreal nightmare that was slowly seeping ove


Shock and confusion - not panic - swept the

decks. Crew and passengers wandered about

not sure what to do. Deck Ofcers tried to

gather up the milling women and children

to ll the life boats, but many were reluctant

The decks of the mighty Titanic seemed safe

than the boats dangling from the thin ropes and

spindly davits.

Conicting orders were ltering among the

ofcers: women and children rst... no, men..

launch the boats half full and then have theboats row along side the cargo doors and load

passengers from there.... the davits won’t hold

the weight of the life boats if lled to capacity

- lower them with just a few people then have

them return for passengers clambering down

from cargo nets - have the crewmen in the

boats row back once Titanic has slipped under

Someone nd some crewmen and go below to

prepare the cargo doors... We must get word to

the passengers where the life boats are...

Rumors, ideas, speculation, confusion, vague

unfocused orders and good intentions - at a

moment in time when what was needed were

orders, organization, ingenuity, resourcefulness

and discipline.

Third class passengers remained conned to the

steerage decks - unable to reach the boats that

rst and second class passengers spurned. No

one thought to issue orders to open the gates tha

kept most of the third class immigrants conned

below until it was too late.

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There was no panic - but neither was there

command and control - only quiet, deadly


Two days earlier Captain Smith had canceled

the scheduled lifeboat drills. What was the

need aboard, Titanic? As a result, many of the

crew and most of the passengers had no idea

where their lifeboat stations were, or what was

expected of them during an emergency.

All but one boat was lowered less than half full.

It was a calm night and help was on the way -

rescue certain in a matter of hours. So a boat that

could hold 65 could easily have saved 85. The

two collapsible boats on the ofcer’s deck were

never even ordered assembled - another hundred

people consigned to die of hypothermia. The

White Star Line had 24 carpenters on board to

complete the ship’s tting out. Why weren’t they

put to work on the boats or even nailing tables

and doors together - life jackets sandwiched in

between? Dozens more could have been saved

from the icy water. Certainly all could not have

been saved, but possibly a 1,000 more could

have been.

On the bridge, Captain Smith paced back and

forth. A crewman approached and offered a

life belt. Smith looked at the man silently, then

waved him away.

Smith resumed pacing across the wheelhouse -

hoping for a miracle.

1:40 Californian

“That makes eight”.

“Right sir. Eight rockets” Gibson nodded.

“By God - something must be done. Go down

and wake the Captain and tell him that liner is

still ring rockets, and that we can’t contact her

by Morse lamp. And, that the steamer appears tobe slipping over the horizon.” Stone said.

A few minutes later Gibson returned to the


“Captain says to keep watching and trying to

signal with the lamp.”

1:45 Bridge of Carpathia

A half dozen men huddled around the radio

room. “This is Titanic. Sinking head down.

Engine room ooded.”

“That means she’ll loose the power to transmit

soon.” The radio man said.

Captain Rostron grimly nodded and asked,

“What’s our speed now?

“Seventeen and a half sir...The old gal is


Rostron looked away. Had he done everything?

His mind strained. He could think of nothing

more to be done. He’d even stationed four

additional lookouts to watch for ice and rockets

from Titanic as his ship raced through the

scattered ice. All eyes were focused on the dark

horizon - where night and sea became one - still

there was nothing.

The radio crackled - the voice faint and far away

- the power of the mightiest ship the world had

ever seen was waning rapidly. “Come as quickly

as possible, old man; engine room is lling up to

the boilers...” Then, silence.

 2:20 Titanic

The band had been playing Ragtime music for

the past hour in an effort to keep spirits up.

However now, Wallace Hartley, the ship’s bandleader, knew the end was near. The bow was

slipping deeper as the dark sea crept up the fore

deck. Hartley looked up at the bridge and could

see Captain Smith still standing in the wheel

house - as if commanding, by sheer will, that

the ship stay aoat.

A year earlier, Hartley had given instructions to

his family that he wished that, “Nearer My God

to Thee”, be played at his funeral - it was his

favorite hymn. Suddenly he realized, this would

be his funeral - on this slanting deck and at this

moment - as well as a requiem for hundreds of others. He asked his band members to play the

tune as the Titanic and 1,500 souls slipped away

under a cupola of stars.

None of the half empty life boats rowed back

to pick up survivors as was hoped. Men and

women sat still in the icy darkness, deaf to the

screams and cries of their shipmates and loved

ones. It seems fear checkmates even the noblest

of intentions and the intense cold numbed even

the most loving heart.

Within twenty minutes the cries and screams

died away.

 3:35 Carpathia

Rockets burst over the Carpathia as she surged

toward the Titanic’s last position. Captain

Rostron ordered the rockets red to give hope

to the crew and passengers of the Titanic should

she still be aoat, and if not, to those in the


When Carpathia reached the last known position

of the sinking ship he ordered the engines put on

“standby”. His heart sank - there was nothing -

they were too late.

Suddenly, one of the forward lookouts shouted

“There’s a green are!”

For the next four hours Carpathia slowly

expertly, maneuvered through the wreckage

and ice - picking up 712 survivors out of a

complement of passengers and crew of 2,223.

 4:00 Californian

Chief Ofcer George Stewart made his way up

to the frost covered bridge to relieve Second

Ofcer Stone. Immediately Stone related the

night’s events; the huge liner, the rockets, the

odd way the large ship seemed to disappear ovethe horizon. He told of another ship, approaching

from the south at high speed, also ring rockets

He said that the Captain only said to try and

contact the ships by Morse lamp and that the

radio operator had not been awakened. The

Chief Ofcer relieved Stone and went below to

wake the Captain.

As Captain Lord rubbed the sleep from his eyes

Stewart began the night’s saga as told to him by


“Yes. yes - I know.” Lord said, waving animpatient hand. “I’ve heard it all night.”

Scowling he continued, “The issue now is how

to get clear of this ice and on to Boston.”

Stewart took a deep breath and interrupted the

Captain. “Sir, don’t you think we should go and

check on that ship?

“Are there signals or rockets now?”


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Lord looked at his second in command, “Then

I suggest we prepare to resume course to


Stewart left, but decided to wake up the radio

operator, Evans.

As Evans blinked the sleep from his eyes,

Stewart said, “ There’s a ship been ring rockets.

Would you check and see if there’s anything on

the wireless?”

A few minutes later Evans rushed to the bridge.

“It was the Titanic ! She’s hit a berg and sunk!”

Captain Lord looked around the bridge - his

shock mirrored on a half dozen faces.

“Mr. Stewart, get underway to Titanic’s last

reported position.”

8:10 Carpathia

The last of  Titanic’s lifeboats was alongside -

survivors, numbed by grief and cold, climbed

up the ladders to the cargo doors, and there,

gathered in by the crew.

Titanic’s sistership, Olympic was requesting

that Carpathia stand by until it could arrive and

transfer the survivors to her for transport to New


Rostron immediately refused. He couldn’t

believe that anyone would suggest subjectingthe passengers to another life boat transfer to a

ship that was nearly identical to Titanic. Rostron

thought the idea of sending passengers, back in

lifeboats, to a ship that was an exact twin of 

the doomed vessel they had just escaped was

horrifying. He would hear no more of such a


By now the Californian was on the scene of 

the disaster. Captain Lord offered to stand by

and continue to search for survivors. Rostron

agreed - but only after he made one more search

himself. Captain Rostron was a competent,

thorough professional - he would see the job


The Carpathia made one last, long, slow

sweep through the area. A little wreckage and

a few bodies were all that remained of the

largest passenger ship in the world. Slowly the

Carpethia swung her bow around, setting course

for New York and the docks draped in black.


British Parliamentary Court of Inquiry Repor

on the Sinking of RMS Titanic:

“The ice by which the Californian wa

surrounded was loose ice, extending for a

distance of not more than two or three miles

in the direction of Titanic. The night was clea

and the sea was smooth. When she rst saw

the rockets, the Californian could have pushed

through the ice to open water without any serious

risk, and so could have come to the assistance o

Titanic. Had she done so, she might have saved

many, if not all, the lives that were lost.”


“The Court, having carefully enquired into the

circumstances of the above mentioned shipping

casualty, nds, for the reasons appearing in the

Annex hereto, that the loss of the said ship was

due to collision with an iceberg, brought aboutby the excessive speed at which the ship was

being navigated.

Dated this 30th day of July, 1912

MERSEY, Wreck Commissioner”

Captain Richard Schaefer is a U.S.C.G

  Licensed Master of Sailing Vessels. He ha

skippered charters and deliveries, taught sailing

and seamanship, managed yachts and written

 for boating publications for more than 30 years

 He can be reached for comments or consultationat 310-460-8946 or e-mail at littlebighorn@


As we head into spring most of ushave rebuilt our rods and reels, tunedengines and restocked our tackleboxes.

Now that March is upon us, rockshseason will reopen – March 1. Someof my friends and I made it a point togo out to the commercial lobster podsand take down some numbers on our GPS’s because they make there setsby structure, which in turn, is wererocksh live. It always helps to havedifferent spots to sh. Using a dropper loop with a torpedo sinker, bottomshing requires just a little bit of stripbait and or plastics using braided or specter for line. Its more sensitive thanmono.

The lobster season has been goodwith both divers and hoopers gettinglimits, but this season closes on March21 remember the daily bag limit isseven lobster. The minimum sizelimit is three and one-fourth inchesmeasured along the midline of theupper body from the rear edge of theeye socket (between the horns) tothe rear edge of the carapace (bodyshell).

Water temps have held in the 60s -Larry and Mike at Inseine Baits have

cured sardines and squid in the mix.

It’s also that time of the year for theFred Hall Fishing show. From March7 to 11 the show will be set up at theLong Beach Convention Center.

Until next time ……………….tight linesand booyaa!

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R a c i n g S C E N E



Jeffry Matzdorff

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I’m preparing for my March 24 seminar, part

of the “IYR-12 Program”, or “Introduction to

Yacht Racing -- 2012“, which is searching far

outside our regular boating community to reach

a whole new crop of interested sailors and

introduce them to racing.

Built on the success of last year’s SBYRC 

Crew Try-Outs,  IYR--12 is a unique new day

long program carefully crafted by a group of 

dedicated racers from South Bay Yacht Racing

Club in partnership with Del Rey Yacht Club.

Amazingly, this is a free event for the 50 folks

enrolled. The day’s program, described on www.

sbyrc.org/club/IntroYachtRacing, will provide

a solid foundation to support the future crew’seducation.

Introducing people to sailing is routine work for

yacht racers, for, like most competitive sports,

a constant infusion of new players is required

to replace those who eventually move out of 

competition. Successful racing campaigns invest

in nding and training those replacements.

Effective recruiting and training contribute

greatly to racing success.

So, where are such people found, and how are

they trained?

When I started racing nearly forty years ago,

crew were drawn from social and work networks,

which were nothing like Facebook or Linkedin

are nowadays. Friends and co-workers would be

invited out for a day sail, ideally on a clear warm

day with six to ten knots of wind. A tempting

picnic basket and a generous supply of cold

beverages would help win the hearts and mindsof these prospects. Those who demonstrated

some aptitude and afnity would be invited

back, sometimes for a practice with the other

racing crew or even on an uncomplicated minor


But things have changed since then. Finding time

to practice is difcult for a crew with varied job

and family responsibilities, and bringing fresh

newbies along on for their rst sail on an actua

race produces pressures that impede learning

There is so much to explain to the newbie, ye

there is so much to do racing the boat that many

important subjects are never broached. It can

take many races before the neophyte can draw

his ‘Big Picture’ template into which he can

array his newly acquired skills.

As the rst speaker, I’ll describe what a yach

race is from the skipper’s point of view, for

understanding the skipper’s focus as the race

progresses will help cue the newbie as to whenquestions and explanations are appropriate

and when they are not. By starting with a

visualization of the entire race, we should have

a structure to support and organize what’s to


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Several other speakers

will discuss different view

points to help round out a

general understanding of 

who does what, and when

and why.

The brainstorming

architects of “IYR-12”

produced a towering

wish-list of items for the

speakers to cover, and

selecting from that list is

the task at hand. Given

the narrow time slot of a

freshly assembled group’s

attention span, what topics

do we prioritize?

Safety is surely at the top

of the hierarchy, so we

have made it into a theme woven throughout

the lecture, the discussions, the practical ‘dock

work’ and the ‘water work’ that follow the

seminar section. The classic MOB recovery

drills are excellent for making important safety

concerns and procedures a top priority, while

demonstrating how the crew maneuvers the


Understanding the activities of tacking, jibing,

and the rest requires a bit of sailing theory to

understand, but how do you teach just a bit of 

sailing theory in a limited time?

It surely starts with the sailboats, which are

beautiful by any measure. Sailing into the wind

seems to be a marvelous magic trick, as the

boats steal power from that wind and use it to

make the boat go.

The physicist’s mind studies the vectors and

calculates the forces Bernoulli described for us

as uids ow over foils and air bends through

the sail plan. The engineer understands the

energy that provides propulsion. The sailmaker

can see the wind and the orderly march of the

air molecules in their laminar ow across the

surface of the sail. The helmsman can manage

the delicate balance between the boat’s buoyant

righting moment and the heeling force of the

wind, keeping the power of the sails aimed in

the desired direction. But how much of this do

you explain at rst to the novice sailor before

eyes glaze over from information overload?

This is as delicate a balance as the helmsman

working the rudder to keep that head-stay at the

perfect angle to the horizon.

These pages have told many stories about the

fellowship that comes from the teamwork,

communication and shared goals a racing crew

enjoys - infusing our applicants with those

values will be another theme we will weave

throughout the program

With our ne array o

experienced mentors

skippers, speakers and

facilitators we hope to

demonstrate those value

as newbies progressthrough enough practica

skills to nally crew their

boats in an actual circui

of the Sundown Series

race course.

And then after the

onboard ‘water work’ and

practice race, and after the

crews have debriefed in

the cockpits about thei

sail, all will return to hear

“where to next?” How

should these folks presen

themselves to prospective skippers and crew

chiefs? Where do they nd them? How should

they dress? What should they bring? And, mos

importantly, how do they nd the portals to our

sport? How do they hook up to the network and

nd a regular crew berth?

In many important ways the work of this

program is like a debutante’s nishing school

teaching the manners and rituals required to

successfully navigate their coming out parties

and nd their future match-ups.

In our single day’s session, we cannot hope to

train, drill and produce certied prime crew

ready for market. But we can be certain tha

many, if not most, who go through this  IYR-12

will be prepared to nd their way to become the

top notch crew of tomorrow.

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heMhBeneteau First 30 

construction. According to Forbes Magazine

he has only a high school education and is the

60th richest man in the U.S. As a boater, I look

at Attessa and am astonished at what has been

accomplished and on such a grand scale. But

as a human, I can’t help but look at this vessel

and wonder if any one person should really be

spending nearly a quarter of a billion dollars on

something so incredibly garish.

It’s been reported that reconstructing and

retting mega-yachts is Mr. Johnson’s passion.

While the 77-year old still checks in regularly

with the leaders of his company, he now spends

time enjoying the process of constructing

and then cruising large-scale power-yachts. Iunderstand that all things are relative – I have

a boat I love that’s worth about $3,500 which,

when doing the math, I actually spend far greater

percentage of my annual income on mine then

does Washington, but it’s the actual amounts

that get to me.

Washington has spent a quarter of a billion

dollars on a boat (not his rst). I’m sure he’s a

hard working guy, obviously a great businessman

and probably a lot of fun to talk politics with,

but that’s the kind of money that can institute

real change.

Let’s put it this way: For the price of  Attessa,

Washington could have instead bought a 10-

million dollar yacht – very lovely, I assure you,

maybe even something with a replace – and

then bought about…eight new schools. He could

have produced health care for the destitute or

any number of game changing choices. I guess

I can’t imagine that degree of self-indulgence –

it’s not my way.

Don’t get me wrong – I’d get the 10-million

dollar boat, but a quarter billion? Then you have

to get a diver and he’s gonna get you for a fewbucks.

“Hey, Elisio, did you change the zincs?”

“No, I’ll do that next week Pat.”

“That’s what you said last week…”

I’m sure to Mr. Washington the  Attessa is a

great place to sprawl but also a testament and

symbol to a lifetime of hard work. And who am

I to judge what others should do with their hard-

earned money? I will anyway.

This vessel looms over wherever it is and

screams – “guess how much?” and “I’m owned

by a person with lots and lots of money!” Some

are charmed by this, some nd it somehow fun

and entertaining, but I nd it perplexing.

Johnson writes a check for nearly a half a

million dollars to ll up the 157,000 and some

odd gallons of fuel  Attessa holds. The constan

maintenance and crew must cost millions

and millions a year. Does it help the marine

economy? Absolutely. Does it create trickle

down technological advancement for us all? I’msure. But what scientic study or humanitarian

need could that money be used for? If I’m

Washington, do I want to be the guy with

multiple marble staircases in my super duper

giant boat or the guy that funded a study tha

forwarded ocular transplant technology so little

blind kids can have a life of sight - forever.

But hey, it can go 6,000 miles on a tank of gas

and did I mention it has a bitchin’ helicopter on

the back?

We saw this month’s Boat of the Month at the start of the Pacic Singlehanded Sailing Association’s Bishop Rock Race. Naos Yachts cofounder

Charles-Etienne Devanneaux was at the helm of a very handsome Beneteau First 30, which Sailing magazine said will “perhaps set the state for a

whole new kind of production racer-cruiser.”

It’s denitely an eye-catching boat – no surprise considering Juan Kouyoumdjian is responsible for the design. Juan K is at the absolute forefront of 

modern sailboat design. His inuence is massive on all the major stages – Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Open 60s and now in the production

world with Beneteau.

The hard-chined performance cruising First 30 has gotten great reviews with many saying that it truly satises in both aspects. Fast and smart from a

sailing perspective with more than apt cruising amenities and space. Ask Charles – he’ll tell ya.

Naos Yachts is at 13555 Fiji Way in Marina del Rey.

Photo Pat Reynolds

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Ken Englert has been an FCC licensed Marine

  Electronics Technician for 46 years and is

the owner of Maritime Communications, Inc.

in Marina del Rey. He is a ve-time award winner from “Boating Writers International”.

Check out Ken’s monthly articles in BOATING


What exactly can AIS (Automatic

Identication System) provide for boaters?

Englert: AIS can give you the power and ability

to instantly know what other boats are doing

and even predict their movements. It provides

vital navigation information of nearby boats and

ships including: their name and radio call sign,

their length, beam and draft, its exact position,speed, and heading, its rate of turn and even the

vessel’s closet point and time of approach to

your boat. You may also learn the craft’s port of 

origin, its destination and in some cases the type

of cargo it may be carrying including hazardous

materials. Information as a navigator you need

to know.

Is it more for commercial boats or is it for

recreational boats as well?

Englert: Most commercial vessels are required

by law to have and use AIS to broadcast their

identity, position and real time navigation

information so all craft can clearly see what AIS

vessel is doing. More and more recreational

pleasure craft are adding AIS to take advantage

of the many safety and navigation benets

it has to offer. AIS places a small triangular

shaped icon right on your chart plotter screen

that indicates the exact position of any vessel

broadcasting an AIS signal. This is of particular

importance when it comes to keeping on eye

out for large commercial vessels which can be

quite threatening to smaller pleasure craft. With

the information AIS presents, you can enjoy the

advantage of being able to indentify and call a

boat or ship by name on your VHF and exchange

navigational information with the vessel’s

captain. One of the most important features AIS

offers is that with a transponder (an AIS set that

not only receives but transmits AIS signals as

well) can broadcast information about your boat

and by doing so your boat will appear as large as

a tanker to all other vessels in the area.

So it denitely provides another level of 


Englert: It is interesting that like VHF, AIS

radio signals can be received even though you

may not actually be able to see the vessel. Whenapproaching a harbor entrance, for example, you

will often be able to “see” boat and ship trafc

coming and going inside the harbor before you

approach the harbor’s entrance. This provides

you a tremendous boating safety and navigation

advantage. In this sense AIS serves as a kind of 

radar that can see around corners.

Is it a major process to implement the


Englert: Adding AIS to your boat may be

simpler than you think. Here are several ways

you can start using AIS now.

AIS Add - On Modules:

You may not realize it but you may already

have most of the equipment that you need to

enjoy AIS right now on your boat. Most recent

multifunction GPS/chart plotter displays,

including those of Furuno, Garmin, Lowrance,

Raymarine, Simrad, Si-Tex and Standard

Horizon will accept plug in AIS modules.

An added benet of adding such a plug in

module accessory is that this “black box” gets

hidden out of sight and you don’t have to be

concerned about additional mounting space at

the helm.

AIS can also be conveniently displayed on

your computer using compatible navigation

software whether or not you are displaying

AIS information on another display or not (the

output of one AIS unit can be read on multiple

displays throughout the boat).

Stand Alone AIS Sets:

The Si-Tex AIS Radar, Simrad A150, and Vesper

AIS WatchMate 850 are several models that have

there own display and operate independently of 

other equipment. Individual stand alone give

you a constant view of the boat trafc in your

area without having to switch screens. These

models will also interface to other navigation

displays or a computer to place AIS targets on

other on board displays as well.

Receive Only AIS:

If you only wish to monitor the movements of 

ships and other boats around you an AIS se

that receives only will give you the same view

of near by marine trafc as an AIS transponde

does but without the benet of being able tobroadcast information about your boat to al

other craft and as a result not be seen on char

plotter displays of other boats. AIS receiver

come as both as “black box” modules that plug

in to other navigation screens and stand alone

sets with their own displays. Standard Horizon

even offers a Marine VHF with a built-in AIS

receiver! These sets are the least expensive bu

lack the full safety ability of AIS as you will no

be able to broadcast the presence of your boat to

all other AIS equipped craft in the area.




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Avanti Express Cruiser. Twin 454s gas. Radar, GPS,

depth nder. 2 staterooms, bath w/shower. Great

liveabard slip. $37,000. Tony 310-920-1478

21’ CENTURY Coronado Hardtop

WOODY 426 Chrysler Marine V-8 w/ tradom trailer. $30,000 (805) 798-0493 [email protected]

Avon 360

W/ 50 suzuki 4 stroke $7500. 310-822-8618.

Boston Whaler 15

W/ 20 yamaha 4 stroke $ 9,999. 310-822-8618

13’ Boston Whaler 

With 40 HP Honda - $6,500 310-822-8618

Sea-Doo Speedster 155 Musclecraft:

Only 14 Hours Running Time. Selling Due to Reloca-

tion. $10,500 - Contact Ken at (314) 560-1888

Dinghy’s14’ Edgewater 

W/ 40 yamaha 4 stroke $8500 . 310-822-8618

2010 Achillies 280 DX

Semi rigid with less than 20 hrs total, comes with a

brand new Honda 20 Hp with electric start, electric tilt

with one hour break-in only. Loaded with custom steer-

ing station, console, instruments, extras. Loaded!!

This near new package can be seen at Randall Burg

Yacht and Ship in Marina Dell rey, on display. Paid

$16,000 and will sacrice for $8900 FIRM. Great

XMAS gift. Call : Nick (owner) 818 760-4850.

12’ Zodiac

w/25 Mercury $5500 - 310-822-8618.

12’ porta boat $ 400


11’ foot Caribe

Uunstealable yellow, 20hp Honda

dealer says $5800-I say $5100

Mike 310 963 625011’ Apex

W/15 HP yamaha 4 stroke electric start $4500.


Baltik infatable2008

8.6 ft., air oor,seat, oars, pump,cover,bag. Also, 3.5

Yamaha, 2-stroke w/neutral. Both for $700. Call 661-


8’ U S Sabot

Mfg. Catalina Sailed ONLY six times Excellent condi-

tion. Carbon Mast. $ 777 (805) 798-0493 Text / Cell

Outboards/EnginesYamaha 25 HP

2 stroke outboard $1200. 310-701-5960

Honda Outboards - Buy SellBuy-Sell-Repair-Install-Total Overhaul. 818-427-2144

See ad on page 9

Evinrude 8 HP$600


Used 4 strokes

2 honda short $750

2.5 yamaha short $750

4 suzuki short $800

8 mercury short $1500

8 mercury short $1400

9.9 mercury short electric start $1800

 Used 2 strokes

15 yamaha short electric start $1400

30 evinrude long $1200


Other Stuff Sails

Spinnaker for 28 to 35 foot boat, 36.80’ by 18.80’

Asymmetric Spinnaker for 55 to 77 foot boat, Luff 

75.00’ Mid Girth 39.50’

Genoa for 45 to 55 foot boat ,Luff Length 62.00’

Genoa for 55 to 70 boat, Luff 74.00’

Jib for 48 to 55 foot boat, Luff 60.00’

Jib for 60 to 70 foot boat, Luff 75.00’

Please call Bill at (310) 827-8888

Eu1000i Generator 

$500 310-822-861


Folding three blade Auto-Prop ts a Catalina shaft,

and perhaps others? Perfect condition. Original cost

$3100.00, asking $2000. OBO. Phil 310 629 2450


A twice used North .75 oz. Gennaker. Made for Cat-

alina 36, will t any Catalina 83’ up. New $2730, ask-

ing $1700. Phil 3106292450


For 30 Catalina interior, complete set in very good

condition. Asking $1700. 310-701-5960

Infatable and Docksteps

Caribe RIB dinghy, older, has beach-wheels $400.

Docksteps like new $125, also 45 lb plow $75

[email protected]

[email protected] Cylinder 

10 lb aluminum, 16 1/2 H 101/4 OD, slightly used

$100. 626 975-1191.


For boats 25-27’ boat. $400. 310-701-5960


From 40 ft. Cal - $450 call 310-823-2040

Used sails in stock 310 827-8888

Donate BoatsCash 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 [email protected]

Need Cash Fast?

I’ll buy your boat 310-827-7686

Donate Your BoatReceive a substantial tax deduction. Support youth

boating programs. S.O.S. Please call 888-650-1212

Donate Your BoatBringing the classroom to the ocean.Turn your

donation into tomorrow’s scientists and doctors. 310-

908-9198. www.city2sea.org

CrewBody: Basic Keel Boat & EMT Cert. 20 Yrs Experience

on Power Boats. Local, competent, handy, friendly.

310-663-2865 / [email protected] Aaron

ServicesCanvas Boat Covers and Repairs

New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water

repelency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242

USCG Licensed 100-tonMaster Captain

Deliveries/Lessons/Private Captain. Experienced,

Courteous, Safe and Fun! Contact Jeffry Matzdorff


[email protected]. Jeffry Matzdorff. 323.855.0191

Boat Detailing

Outstanding service. Interior/exterior, dockside/dry-

dock. Cleaning, polishing, anti foul work. Meticulous,

“oe Ma’s trash s Aher Ma’s .......”

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words - No pics or commercial

purposes - 2 Issue Run!

email only

Free Classieds!


[email protected]

guaranteed. Estimates philip (310) 351 1502.

Captain Larry Beane at your service!

Charters, deliveries, private skipper, lessons, sail or 

power. Professional, experienced, friendly, and FUN!


Boat Names Lettering

Servicing MDR with boat lettering over 12 Yrs. Now of-

fering Full Color Vinyl lettering, and graphics. Bluewater 

Boat Lettering 310.433.5335

Custom Marine Carpentry &Professional, U.S.C.G. Lic. Sailing Mas-

ter, 25 years experience.Instruction, yacht management, insurance surveys,

deliveries, pre-purchase and repair consultation. Serving

Long Beach to Santa Barbara. Local references. Captain

Richard Schaefer 310-460-8946.

 WantedSingle Sailing Instructor 

Single older gent with lovely 30-foot sailboat seeks single

older lady to teach him how to sail it. Daniel (310) 578-


Information on Americas Cup replicanine-foot sailboat.

Any and all will be appreciated. Please send to marina@


Sailboat Partner 

There are great deals on sailboats and looking for 50-

50 partner in Marina Del Rey. Looking for 34 to 40 foot

with a minimum investment of 10K each. Contact Alan

Rock—310-721-2825 or [email protected]

Captain David Kirby 

Dave Kirby 949-275-4062

• Fishing

• Diving

• Movie & Music Industry

• Yacht Management

• Deliveries

• Charters

• Grip Services

• Industry Coordinator 

• Whale Watching

• Private Instruction

Marine Resource CenterSince 1976 

Boating Instruction, Delivery

Insurance Performance EvaluationsCaptain & Charter Services

Senior Skipper FANTASEA ONE

Captain Joel Eve 310-210-0861


• LP Painting - Sprayed or Brushed

• Fiberglass & Gel Coat Repair 

• Custom Fabrication & Modifcations

•Teak Deck Restorations & Replacement

• Complete Cosmetic Maintenance

2814 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Mdr • www.spectrummarine.net

Rick Baker - 310-306-1825 - Since 1982

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