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Issue #110April 2012

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


Remembering Scott and Jean Adam

The Reality of Donating a Boat

Anchoring in Catalina

Prudent Navigating

Opening Day

Lots more...

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The Mariner is

Editor/Publisher/WriterPat Reynolds

PhotographsPat Reynolds


ContributorsDave Kirby

Richard Schaefer

Copy Editing AssistanceLisa Asahara

For advertising rates and Information contact

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Marina del Rey, CA 90295

The Mariner appears on the 4th Friday of every month.

This issue March 23 - April 27

Important Numbers at a glance:

n Marina del Rey Sheriff: 310-482-6000

n Los Angeles County Lifeguard: 310-577-5700

n Vessel Assist: 800-399-1921

n Marine Life Rescue 800-39WHALE



The STory of BarBiTuraTe BoB

Long Beach Race Week - Photo by Pat Reynolds

Coming Events 4

Off the Wire 6

Test Your Knowledge 8 Rules of the Road Quiz by Paul Miller

Should I Donate My Boat? 10Boat Donation Info by Charles Saylin

Becoming Shellbacks 12Crossing the Equator on S/V Quest by Dennis Bly

Catalina Currents 16 Island Anchoring by Captain Richard Schaefer

Let the Season Begin 18 Photos from Opening Day

Racing 20 Ask the Expert - Navigation 23Ask Mookie 24Classifieds 25

When I first got to the Marina I bought an engineless 1977 Catalina 30 for $7,000. I think the guy who owned it wanted 13 for it. I said to my broker Larry, “you think he’d take 10”? He replied, “offer him 7.” I did and the guy said, “sure.”

I was told the owner was an older guy who didn’t use it and that his son was the one who really owned the boat for all practical purposes. But for whatever reason he was selling.

A few weeks after I bought “Good Luffin’” I ran into a guy on the dock and he said: “You got Barbiturate Bob’s old boat huh?”“Who?”“Barbiturate Bob. He loved that thing.”

From what I gathered my predecessor was a fellow they called Barbiturate Bob and he loved two things in this world – his Catalina 30 and well, you know, of course, barbiturates…sadly he died on what was now my new boat. As it turns out he wasn’t super healthy.

While many new boat owners might have been creeped-out by this piece of new information, I was not at bothered. Sure, it’s possible Barbiturate Bob was a depressed chain-smoking drug addict that spent countless hours on my boat doing really gross things, but why think about that? Barbiturate Bob loved his boat, like I loved my new boat and I would do him proud.

“Barbiturate Bob,” I said out loud one day while I was alone on the boat. “This boat will sail again sir. After I get all this yellow nicotine shit off the walls and fix this crappy Atomic 4 – we will all sail to Catalina.”

And one fine day after much scrubbing and money spent, me, my girlfriend, my dog, my mother and the spirit of Barbiturate Bob all sailed to Avalon and it was glorious…

We had to get towed back and I didn’t have Vessel Assist at the time, but that’s another story…

Thanks for picking it up!

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14000 Palawan Way, Suite A Marina del Rey

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

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 $42,000

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

65’ McKinna 2002 pilot house,3 cabins, loaded low hours $685,000

52 Californian cockpit motor yacht 1990Spacious layout, loaded $199,0000

48 Grand Banks 1973 tri cabin 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.

37 Fisher Pilothouse bluewater ketch 1975 upgraded 1991 new engine $89,000

45’ Lancer pilothouse aft cabin 1985 twin dsl, generator, great layout, loaded, $99,000

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32’ Wellcraft San trope 1989, $16,000 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 twin Cummins diesels 2002 asking $269,000

55 Spoiler 1990 loaded with new electronics, just hauled, bottom painted and detailed.

36’ Sea Ray Express 1983 newly rebuilt engines, Trac Vision satellite TV, $47,000

44 Lancer Pilothouse motor Sailor, 2 cabins, twin diesels , generator, loaded, $79,000

32 Bay liner Cerra 1995 motivated seller, loaded, full canvas, low hours $37,000

39 Carver aft cabin with cockpit 1995 loaded very clean. Twin Cummins diesels, $99,000

55 Pacemaker 1971 3 cabins, Detroit disels, livabord end tie slip $1300/mo. $69,000

43 Californian cockpit motoryacht1988 300 HP Cat diesels, loaded $109,000

42 Sea Ray motor yacht, twin diesels, turn key - 1997 and 2001 from $190,000


38 Carver 1988 motor yacht only $69,500 36 Carver 1989 two cabin $49,000

Sistership39 Bayliner 2000 Cummins diesels, AC loaded 400 hours, AC only $129,000

44 Pacifica 1970/2001 new Cat diesels in 2001, complete restoration $129,000

41 Silverton 1993 motor yacht , queen berths fore and aft, low 324 orig. hours, AC $85,000


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52 Irwin 1984 3 cabins, needs cosmetics and updating low price $119,000


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March 29“Boating Behind the Scenes

Insider Tips and Secrets You Need to Know”

Presented by local experts in maritime tax law, marine survey, finance and insurance, discussing maritime law for boaters, California sales and use tax, contract language in vessel purchase agreements, vessel title and documentation issues, surveys for insurance purposes and insurance claims, values for appraisals, boat loans, refinancing, various insurance issues. Hosted by Cal Yacht Club. Happy Half Hour – Noon. Buffet Luncheon - 12:15 p.m. Presentation 12:40 p.m. $16.25 includes Luncheon, tax, service and parking. Open to all who enjoy yachting and adventure, as a public service of CYC - 4469 Admiralty Way – Marina del Rey – 310.823.4567.

April 4Sunset Series Educational

Seminar To kick off the 48th annual 2012 sunset series season there will be an educational seminar on April 4th at 7 pm at the california yacht club, 4469 admiralty way, Marina del Rey, 90292, one week prior to the start of the races. The seminar is designed to take the guess-work out of registering and provides presentations on racing rules, the racing course, starting signals and navigation aids. There is no charge to attend, and, as an added bonus, there will be a guest speaker (tbd), and of course free beer! Sail numbers and cruising class ratings can be obtained by contacting Steve Curran at [email protected] or 310 821 8300. To obtain a weekly newsletter with information about the sunset series, including a recap of each wednesday night’s results, send an email request to [email protected]. The sunset series runs every Wednesday at 5:55pm, from April 11 to September 5.

April 7On-The-Water Starting Clinic

Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club will host a starting clinic for MDR sailors. Topics will be informative for sailors no matter the size of boat they race. For safety, there will have separate starts for boats over and under 30’. For new sailors, this is seminar #1 for the Home Port Regatta that will be held on Sunday, April 22.

Unique perspectives on starting rules & strategies will be presented at the Chalk-Talk starting at 10:00 a.m.. Mentors will be offered to skippers and those without boats will be assigned one. Racers with years of experience are encouraged to join in on the water if they can’t make the morning talk. From 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be on-water practice. A recap will be held at SMWYC, with videos of the starts shown in the main dining-room. There is no charge and sailors new to racing are encouraged. Refreshments will be offered in the morning, and in the afternoon. All are welcome and encouraged regardless of club affiliation or lack thereof. New sailors wanting to crew should contact Norm Peron - [email protected], who will try to connect them with skippers: For further information contact Lee Rhoads: 310.455.2958 [email protected] or Themis Glatman: 818-842-8752 [email protected]

April 8thEaster Sunday at Two Harbors

Hop on over to Two Harbors for our annual Easter egg hunt and have your little ones search for the elusive “Golden Egg.” Sponsored by Corsair Yacht Club. Contact Leslie Luchau-Boutillier at (310) 510-4249 or [email protected] for more info.

April 10Women’s Sailing Association

April Speaker Wendy WindebankWomen’s Sailing Association April speaker will be travel writer/photographer Wendy Win-debank who will discuss her bareboat trip to Belize in December 2007 aboard an Athena 38 catamaran. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will begin at 8 p.m. For more informa-tion, email [email protected], visit our website: www.wsasmb.org.

April 14th17th Annual Conservancy Ball

Join the Catalina Island Conservancy for a 40th Anniversary Celebration at the 2012 Conservancy Ball! This black tie event brings together all those who love Catalina Island. Event includes silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets and sponsorships available online. Catalina Island Conservancy (310) 510-2595 x140

April 14

PMYC Open House & FundraiserJoin the Pacific Mariners Yacht Club as they host an open house and fundraiser for the local Marina del Rey Fire Station from noon to 4PM at Pacific Mariners Yacht Club - 13915 Panay Way MDR CA 90292. There will be music, BBQ with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Sodas, etc.

April 21st5th Annual Boaters’ Yard Sale

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club will put on their Annual Boater’s Yard Sale. It’s $10 per parking space to sell and free to come and see what folks are selling. 13524 Bali Way, MDR 90292. Contact the marina office to reserve (310) 822-0316

April 24Boating Class - GPS for Mariners

Flotilla 12-42 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a one night GPS for Mariners course on April 24th, 2012. Class will be held from 6:30pm-10:00pm at California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey. GPS for Mariners is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by recreational boaters. This course is the result of an exciting synergy between the textbook’s publisher, the book’s author, and the Auxiliary. Course participants who have GPS handheld units may bring these to class for ‘hands-on’ training on their own equipment. Those not possessing handheld units will benefit from seeing available GPS technology and the practical application for recreational boating. The $35.00 fee will be due the first night of class and includes the course book and certificate of completion. Couples may take this class for $45.00, if paid in advance (one book per couple). To register email: [email protected]. For more information about this course visit us online at www.uscga1242.org.

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

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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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. 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.

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 Pacific 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 meeting

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Long Beach Race WeekLooking forward to shorts, T-shirts and the first weekend of summer? Mark June 22-24 on your calendar, which leaves you only about a few months to collect a crew, shop for sails and get your boat ready to “Race With the Champions” in Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week. Entries are now open for the West Coast’s largest keelboat regatta.

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Accompanied by a flotilla of boats, including the LA. Fire Department, which sent them off with a 100-foot water gun salute, actor and dolphin activist Ric O’Barry joined them as they left the wharf. O’Barry played the father on the TV series “Flipper” and won an Oscar for his documentary “The Cove” which addressed the annual slaughter of Dolphins while breeding in an area of Japan.

The Journey will help raise awareness of the dolphin’s plight, be documented and raise funds

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O’Barry disembarked after the ship reached breakwater and Sullivan and Valdes-Kennedy then set their sails to the southwest and the


Before leaving the dock Sullivan phoned his girlfriend in the Philippines and after an eloquent speech asked her if she would marry him. She accepted,

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Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club13589 Mindanao Way • Marina del Rey, CA 90292(310) 827-7692 www.smwyc.org

A Perfect Place in a Perfect Setting

We offer some of the nicest facilities available anywhere. We are located on the main channel adjacent to Burton Chase Park, the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful marina and witness breathtaking sunsets. Our clubhouse, lobby, dining, and meeting rooms and patio offer an ideal setting for any function.

An ideal place for: Sunday BBQ’s!Enjoy a cozy winter afternoon by the fire listening to top notch blues and jazz bands. Music starts at 4pm. The bar and food are available from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Anniversary Parties Business MeetingsSeminars/ConferencesWeddingsAny special event

Make event reservation early at [email protected]. For facility rental and event information email [email protected] For paddleboarding and membership information please contact Russ Carrington at [email protected]

Changes to the Homeport Regatta

The Marina del Rey boating community is experiencing a major push to get more people interested in becoming crew on boats and getting more boats out in local races in the next few months.

“We have the network, the facilities and the overall desire to have better trained crew and access to more people to help us with the racing of our boats around the buoys,” said Themis Z. Glatman from Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club.

This year, the ASMBYC’s Homeport Regatta is using SMWYC as their host club for the event and has changed the time of year to April 22nd.

Glatman and fellow club members look forward to getting new racers out on the water this spring. For more info you can contact [email protected].

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Test Your Knowledge!

14. INLAND ONLY; You are navigating in a narrow channel and must remain in the channel for safe operation. Another vessel is crossing the channel ahead of you from your starboard and you are doubtful as to the intention of the crossing vessel. You must ____ .

A. Stop your vessel, since the other vessel has the right of way B. Sound one short blast of the whistle, and turn to starboard C. Sound the danger signal D. Stop your engines, and the sounding of the danger signal is optional

15. INLAND ONLY; While underway during the day, you sight a small motorboat showing a flashing blue light. The blue light indicates a ____ . A. Law enforcement boat B. Boat involved in a race C. Work boat D. Rescue boat

16. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; A vessel may use any sound or light signals to attract the attention of another vessel as long as ____ .

A. White lights are not used B. Red and green lights are not used C. The vessel signals such intentions over the radio telephone D. The signal cannot be mistaken for a signal authorized by the rules

17. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; When navigating in restricted visibility, a power driven vessel shall ____ . A. If risk of collision does not exist, still stop her engines when hearing a fog signal forward of her beam B. Have her engines ready for immediate maneuver C. When making way, sound one long blast at intervals of not more than one minute D. Operate at, a speed to be able to stop in the distance of her visibility.

18. INLAND ONLY; A large power driven vessel, when leaving a dock or berth, must sound ____ . A. Two short blasts B. One long blast C. One prolonged blast D. One short blast

19. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; While underway in fog, you hear another vessel sounding two prolonged blasts every two minutes. This signal indicates a vessel ____ .

A. Making way through the water B. Drifting C. Towing D. Anchored

20. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; In a dense fog, you hear a whistle signal of one prolonged blast followed by three short blasts. This signal is blown by a ____.

A. Fishing vessel underway trawling B. Manned vessel being towed C. Pilot vessel underway making a special signal D. Vessel not under command

Here’s part 2 of Captain Paul Miller’s rules of the road quiz. Answers are on page 26

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21. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; A 95 meter vessel aground shall sound which fog signal? A. A rapid ringing of a bell for 5 seconds every two minutes B. Whistle signal of one short, one prolonged, and one short blast C. A long blast of the whistle at intervals not to exceed one minute D. A rapid ringing of a bell for 5 seconds, preceded and followed by three separate and distinct strokes on the bell

22. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; You are on lookout watch, when you sight a vessel displaying a square object over a round object in the rigging. This indicates ____ .

A. A vessel with trolling lines out B. A vessel getting ready to receive aircraft C. A vessel aground D. A vessel in distress

23. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; You are approaching another vessel and its compass bearing does not change. This would indicate that ____ .

A. You are the ‘stand on’ vessel B. A risk of collision exists C. A special circumstance’s situation exists D. The other vessel is dead in the water

24. BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND INLAND; The rules concerning lights shall be complied with in all weathers from sunset to sunrise. The lights ____

A. Shall be displayed in restricted visibility during daylight hours B. Need not be displayed when no other vessels are in the area C. Shall be set at low power when used during daylight hours D. Need not be displayed by unmanned vessels

Answers on page 26

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SHould I donate My Boat?By Captain Charles Saylan

Charles Saylan is the Executive Director of the Ocean Conservation Society here in Marina del Rey. For years Saylan and wife Dr. Maddalena Bearzi have been engaged in marine mammal conservation research, public education and outreach on ocean conservation issues. With tax time upon us, Charles was kind enough to grant us permission to reprint his article that originally ran in Blue Water Sailing regarding the tax benefits of boat donation.

In recent years, vessel donation has gotten somewhat confusing. This is partially due to changes in the IRS tax laws governing charitable donations that were not well expressed or understood by donors. It was further confused by the recent economic downturn and its impacts on the boating market.

So, is donating your boat a good idea? The short answer is maybe. It can be a great way of turning your old boat into a gift that can help others, or it can turn into a huge headache and financial

disappointment if you don’t do your homework before making the donation. Here are some basics to help clarify the situation.

The first order of business is to make sure the charity you have chosen is a qualified organization for the donation. Most charities will be able to answer this question, but in the event they do not, you can check IRS Publication 78, which is available online at www.irs.gov/ app/pub-78.

To maximize the deduction you can take, you’ll want to claim the “fair market value” of your vessel. This can best be determined by obtaining an appraisal from a certified marine surveyor or appraiser, and is usually moderated by the listing or selling prices of other similar vessels. Be sure to let the surveyor know about all modifications, additions or equipment replacements that could support a higher than average valuation. For boats with a value greater than $5000, an appraisal is mandatory.

To claim the fair market value of your boat, the IRS requires the vessel be put to “significant intervening use” by the charity in their regularly conducted activities. If the vessel is not used this way, and is liquidated by the charity in less than three years from the date of donation, the IRS may restrict the donor’s deduction to the amount the charity received for the boat. This can pose a major problem for the donor if the liquidation price is significantly less than the donor’s fair market value claim and may result in the IRS disallowing the original deduction amount. This can happen because many charities are not in the business of using boats and are interested in turning the boat into cash as quickly as possible to get out from under maintenance and insurance costs.

When looking for a suitable charity for your boat donation, make sure the charity is normally engaged in activities that include the use of boats, such as a boating school, marine research organization or Sea Scout troop. Also, be sure

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the charity will use the vessel, that the usage will be properly logged, and that the charity will make those logs available to you in the event that the IRS questions your claimed deduction. It can be very helpful if you can produce proper logs that substantiate the charity’s usage. When you donate your boat, the charity must, within 30 days of the contribution date, provide you with a 1098-C form and a contemporaneous written acknowledgement. To claim fair market value, it is essential that the 1098-C form indicate that the vessel will not be sold prior to significant intervening use or material improvement (box 5a checked). This is very important!

Additionally, the charity must complete and provide the Donee Acknowledgement (part IV) of IRS Form 8283, which the donor must submit with their tax return when claiming the deduction. This must indicate the donated property will not be used for an unrelated use. If the charity sells the vessel in fewer than three years from the date of donation, the charity is

required to file IRS form 8282, which informs the IRS of the sale price of the boat and what usage, if any, the vessel was put to. The more

details the charity provides on the usage, the better it is for the donor.

Another confusing aspect of the donation process is coming up with a good definition of “significant intervening use.” The IRS simply does not provide a set definition of what that means. At Ocean Conservation Society, based on many conversations we’ve had with IRS

charitable organization specialists, we believe that somewhere around 100-200 hours per year of usage represents “significant intervening

use.” Our use consists of near-shore and offshore marine research, which is meticulously logged and referenced in the many scientific papers we publish.

Although the IRS is unlikely to put anything in writing, contacting an IRS specialist prior to donating a vessel can help clarify whether the intended use will be adequate to substantiate a fair market value donation.

Donating your boat can give you great satisfaction by helping you support a cause that you care deeply about. It can be a good source of support for a charity both

while the vessel is used in the charity’s normal programs and, later on down the line, when the boat is sold. Boat donations are still an excellent means of philanthropic giving, especially if the process includes some basic planning, a little research and the advice of a qualified tax professional.



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e slipped docking lines, and Scott backed Quest out of the slip that was our home for the

last two weeks in Sutera Harbor in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. It was with mixed emotions that we were on our way to Singapore.

We had a wonderful time exploring the city and the countryside, climbing a mountain, seeing orangutans and visiting the local yacht club. We were on S/V Quest with the Captains, Jean and Scott Adam. I say Captains because both of them were licensed Captains, and Scott was the holder of a Yacht Master’s certification as well. The crew consisted of Vivian Callahan and myself. We were all friends and members of Del Rey Yacht Club in Los Angeles. After five weeks together in Hong Kong and the passage down, we had all grown closer and had become a well oiled team.

Singapore was the next step on our passage to Phuket Thailand. We cleared the breakwater and headed out to the open South China Sea. There was very little wind and we were forced to motor. As the days wore on, we would come to understand why Borneo was called “the land below the wind”. A few hours out of Kota, I put out the fishing poles and drop lines. I bit later I got a nice hit and lost the fish on the reel up. I again had the 6:00 -10:00 p.m. and the 4:00 - 6:00 a.m. watches. These are probably the worst watches to have because it is dark most of the time, but it did not bother me in the least; I was in my glory sailing (well, motoring) on this gorgeous vessel.

S/V Quest is a 58-ft Laurie Davidson- designed cutter rigged sloop. She drew almost 7-ft and had a mast that was over 70-ft tall. With blue hull and white topside, she was a striking boat, loaded with everything you needed (and then some) for cruising. Scott and Jean had lived on her for more than 8 years and had logged more than 60,000 miles. Her center cockpit was dry and comfortable in almost any sea conditions, at least any condition I had witnessed on her. Most

of all, she had two Captains who loved and cared for her.

Our course was mostly SW, the days were warm, and there was very little or no wind. We stayed offshore and motored along at 6 - 7 knots. I got in the rhythm of the watches, as you do during a passage. This is one of the things I love about being on a passage − you have time when you are on watch, then time to nap, read, or just enjoy the company of your crew. We were such a well matched crew, the ladies laughed and giggled like they were sisters. Scott and I would look at each other, shake our heads, and smile watching them.

When we were in Kota Kinabalu, Vivian and I had spoke with the Captains about becoming Shellbacks on this passage and they enthusiastically agreed to make the detour. A Shellback is one who has crossed the equator at sea and it is an old maritime tradition, almost always accompanied by hazing from current Shellbacks.

As we neared the equator there was still no wind; I was bummed not to be able to “sail” the boat. It turned out that we would cross the equator late at night. As the sun went down, there was not even a breath of wind and the sun set a brilliant red over a mirror-like sea. The four of us gathered in the cockpit as we got closer and closer to the auspicious moment. A cheer went up when we crossed, I noticed on the chart plotter that we had crossed the equator exactly at longitude 106, it was unbelievable! We high-fived and pronounced our selves 106’rs. The Captains informed Vivian and I that they would have a ceremony the following morning.

The next morning we were ordered to don our swim suits and report to the cockpit. Jean and Scott started the process by painting designs on our bodies with used engine oil (not really, but it sure looked like it, Scott and Jean had shopped in Kota Kinabalu and found some shampoo that looked like used engine oil). Jean then went below and Scott broke out two lengths of line and handed one to each of us. We were told we had to tie four knots of Scott’s choice. He had given us a list of


Becoming ShellbacksAnd remembering local sailors Jean and Scott Adam who died tragically at the hands of Somali pirates.

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

By Captain Richard Schaefer

Island Anchoring

while back I was lurking about in West Marine and over heard a couple of guys discussing how miserable it was to anchor at Catalina when no

moorings were available.

They both bemoaned the anchor watches and the loss of sleep attendant to them. I chuckled to myself and recalled my first half dozen times I anchored at the island...now 30 years past. I remembered the anxious moments, as I scanned the shore with my trusty flashlight, searching for my bearing mark to see if my vessel were dragging toward a rocky doom. After seeing all was apparently well - at least for a few moments - I would nod off for a handful of minutes until another jerk or thump awakened me and again caused me to investigate the darkness for some concealed horror.

In those early days anchoring was truly a miserable experience for me and, like the two boaters in West Marine, I attempted the terrifying ritual only because of the lack of alternatives on crowded weekends. But, for the past 28 years or so I anchor because I prefer it.

Often, when I tell folks I actually prefer anchoring over mooring, their jaws drop and eyes pop-out as if I had just informed them I had been raised by cannibals on some isolated, New Guinea atoll. But I really do find anchoring more rewarding for three reasons; 1) Normally I like a little elbow room. Usually, I’m not much interested in hearing loud, beer tainted opinions on just about any subject and generally don’t want to smell what you’re cookin’ for dinner. 2) I’m cheap - don’t like droppin’ $30 bucks to tie up to a metal ball 3) I usually find that the fishing’s better where moorings aren’t.

Now, I’m not trying to convince more folks to anchor instead of mooring - far from it. There are precious few spots to anchor left at the island and I’m perfectly content to share them with as few boaters as possible. No, I’m just giving this advice because I want both of us to sleep better if you happen to anchor near me - I don’t like things that go “bump” in the night nor the three a.m. anchor drill that usually goes along with it.

First, be sure you have the proper ground tackle aboard your boat. Now, there have been volumes written about the advantages of one type anchor or another - what kind of rode sizes, types and so on. If you’re not sure what you need, or confident that what you have is adequate, then check out the various boating websites or the library. As a matter of fact, West Marine has a pretty good discussion of the types of anchors, graphs and stats in their catalog. I’ll make two little observations on the West Marine anchoring information. It seems that, during their testing, the anchors that held the best were the ones that cost about a million times more than their cheaper anchors (What a surprise). And, they said, that they were never able to get a claw type (Bruce) anchor to set under any conditions. Now, for the past 25 years I have never used anything but a Bruce on my private boat and I have never had to reset because of dragging yet. Further, I suspect I anchor more in one year than most pleasure boaters anchor in a life time and have dived on my anchor to observe its set dozens of times - always buried and never a sign of it dragging past the initial set - but then I’m no expert and I don’t sell anchors - I just sayin’...

OK, now that we have the proper ground tackle aboard be sure it’s stowed properly. Remember,

an anchor is a piece of safety equipment as well as a means of securing your vessel to the bottom while fishing or overnight.

1. Tie off the bitter end. Nothing worse then setting the anchor just in time to keep your boat from going onto the rocks of a lee shore and then see the bitter end pass through your fingers and over the side. Things usually start goin’ south right about then.

2. Mark your rode. Use what ever system works for you. I mark mine with spray paint - 50 feet of chain and the first stripe on the nylon at 25’ (75’ total over the side at the first mark), two stripes at 50’ and so on. As long as you can count fast - it’s pretty simple.

3. If you have a windless - maintain it, know how to use it and have a snubber on board.

4. Be sure you have at least two anchors ready to deploy. If they’re buried under scuba tanks, life jackets and the Bar-B-Q, odds are you won’t be able to get at them in an emergency.

5. Mouse (seize) you shackles. Use either stainless wire or nylon ties. If you use nylon ties then use at least two.

It’s time now to choose an anchorage. Here are some things to consider before dropping the hook;

1. Be sure the anchorage you have selected is protected from the prevailing wind and sea conditions. Remember, only Catalina Harbor is protected in all conditions. The other, 20 odd, Catalina anchorages are not protected in all weather. Listen to the weather before


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departure and make plans accordingly.

2. Know what kind of bottom your dealing with. Sand is best, followed by thick mud and then by fine gravel. The worst are rock, eel grass or kelp covered, and soupy mud. Check your chart or cruising guide for detailed information.

3. Be sure there is sufficient room to swing in the anchorage.

4. Know the water depth - too deep or too shallow is not good. Use your depth sounder if you have one. Consider the tide range as well and factor it in when figuring out the amount of scope needed. Figure the amount needed for “high tide”. In settled calm conditions I like to use 4 to 1. Yea, I know 7 to 1 minimum and 10 or even 12 to 1 in bad weather. But, I think it’s best to use a slightly oversized anchor and a little more chain to make up for the shortened rode. There usually just isn’t room for 7 to 1 or more - just doesn’t work in a small crowded cove.

5. How are the other boats anchored? You must anchor the same way. Remember, the first boat in determines how later arrivals must anchor. If one boat is swinging to one hook - then all nearby boats must as well.

6. Consider local winds and current conditions that may effect how your boat lies to the hook.

7. Use your chart and cruising guide to determine if there are underwater hazards in the anchorage and at what depth - will they be a danger if the wind changes and the boat swings?

Now, as you make your physical approach start your engine and drop your sails. I know, I know...you read some book written by a sailing purist who says real sailors should “sail” their anchors in and out...yea, I read the same book and those people have sailed thousands of miles, are experts, don’t shower in fresh water, make their own sails, the women don’t shave their legs or armpits, swim naked, eat raw fish and use a wooden bucket for a head. If you’re one of ‘em...just stop reading now and do anything you damn well please - Otherwise, listen to me.I have found - through considerable personal embarrassment and pain - that thoughtful

anticipation and planning are your friends. So, at this juncture it would be wise to square your boat away; sails ties on, sheets and halyards made up, superfluous gruffle stowed away, the dinghy painter choked up tight and anchor lockers open. Don’t be in a hurry and keep a keen eye forward. One also hopes that, by this time, you have worked out some system of hand signals between the helmsman and the anchor crew. If you haven’t, then there exists the distinct possibility that shouted profanities, accented by the thrusting middle finger, may be used by members of your crew, as well as those of other boats anchored within the cove, as you bash about, generally creating chaos. At moments like this send the young children below.

Now that you have a good view of the lay out of the anchorage and the boat is squared away, make your plan. At this point it is essential that you communicate your plan to your crew. Assign each crew member a job and proceed slowly forward.

Position the boat where you would like it to come to rest and have a look around. If there are other boats nearby - don’t be afraid to ask questions of your new neighbors. They will usually point out the approximate position of their anchor without asking. Consider depth, wind direction and swing room. Revise your plan as necessary and slowly idle out and prepare for your final run.

Make a lazy turn and comeback around. Have the foredeck crew hang the anchor on a “short dangle” off the bow roller. Power through the area where you want the boat to come to rest. Calculate the water depth and figure the distance you need to back down and the amount of rode required to allow your boat to come to rest in the desired spot. Bring the boat to a stop and begin to back down. At this moment have the foredeck crew lower the anchor to the bottom

- don’t throw and don’t let go - lower it at a controlled, steady pace. Keep backing down, watch your fatho. Just before you get to the pre arranged spot have the anchor crew take a turn or two around the cleat and stop the rode from going out. The helmsman should slowly increase the RPM to about 200 - 300 RPM over the idle speed. If you note that the sternway has stopped

and that landmarks are not seeming to move forward, then ask the foredeck crew to feel the anchor rode with hand or foot. The vibration should be constant and taught. If the rode is jumping or alternating slack and taught then you’re dragging. Weigh anchor and start over.

If the anchor is holding, note the depth and shut down the engine. After the boat settles in, again note the depth and then take a bearing on a landmark by sighting over a stanchion or along a shroud. Stay aboard for, at least, a few minutes to insure that the boat is secure. Keep in mind as the boat swings to wind or current the depth may change - this is not cause for alarm or indicate that you are dragging.

If the situation had required two anchors then you have three choices; 1) Anchor as described above, back down further and deploy your stern anchor and then winch yourself forward by the bow anchor while paying out stern rode - setting the vessel between the two anchors. 2) Idle in, dropping the stern anchor first and reverse the procedure taking care to keep the rodes taught and away from the prop or rudder. 3) Anchor as first described and then row out the stern anchor to the desired position in your dinghy and then winch the rode tight with the cockpit winch.

Remain watchful for dragging - especially in increasing or changing wind conditions. If conditions are settled - you’ll be fine. Get a good night’s sleep - I’ll stand your watch.

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

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Let the Season Begin!

The 2012 yachting season is officially open. Ceremonies, canon fire, patriotism and lots of blue blazers ruled the Marina del Rey community on Opening Day this past month. Local yacht clubs put their best foot forward hosting guests and visiting dignitaries from all over Southern California. From top left; Del Rey Yacht Club Fleet Captain Keith Lambert, Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club cannoneer Matt Clark, State Senator Ted Lieu, Ariana Grell giving the pledge of allegiance at Marina Venice Yachy Club, the Pacific Mariner Yacht Club chicken wearing a kilt, Del Rey Yacht Club’s Peter Glick and Michelle Silverstein saluting, L.A. County Beaches and Harbors Director Santos Kreiman and singer Valerie Pettiford.

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It’s nice to know that things are going to keep getting better from here. The spring time bite is picking up with some nice halibut being caught, rockfishing has been good, with most anglers using frozen squid on a double dropper loop -weight depends on wind and current.

The fish are in deep water now, but that should change when weather conditions are a little more consistent. Lobster season closed on March18 and it seemed to be a good showing of bugs this time around.

Over at Catalina we’re seeing calicos, sandbass and a few sheephead here and there - white seabass hasn’t shown up just yet.

With gas prices on the rise your electronics are going to come in handy for finding fish rather than burning fuel.

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Consistently providing fair and appropriate contests is the responsibility of Yacht Racing Management. Unfortunately, consistency of race management competence in Marina del Rey varies, noticeable not just from club to club but also from time to time as the various club’s race committee talent pools ebb and flow.

Although boats and lots of gear are required to manage a race around the buoys, it is the people that are the most valued element in this compound. Effective race management requires a large skill set that is difficult to build - it is even more difficult to assemble and maintain a team of volunteers with those skills.

First, the managers have to have been racers or have had some other deep and long experience with the sport. Yacht racing is too complex and

full of subtlety to otherwise understand. Racers know what buoy race courses are appropriate for a given set of conditions, accurately predicting speed and degree of difficulty to make good choices for the various fleets. Without racing experience onboard the R/C boat, making good choices is more a matter of lucky guesswork, or

the good fortune that habit sometimes provides.

Seamanship skills are very important. What a proper seaman knows come into play when running races in terms of understanding weather, anchoring, boat handling, and many other aspects that an event brings forth. Failure to anchor a racing mark accurately and securely leads to postponements and abandoned races. Poor understanding of dangerous conditions can lead to damage and injury. Inexperience with life aboard a bouncing anchored boat can lead to

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difficult to put a proper team on the field.

And there is the ever-present factor of personalities, for a sailboat race makes an odd collection of characters. The effective race management team must have diplomacy well represented in their skill set.

So what’s to be done to help insure that local racing has first rate race management?

The first thing is that we all need to respect the difficult work these volunteers do, and make sure their efforts are supported. How often we hear complaints from a racer that the R/C was (stupid, incompetent, ignorant, out to lunch, or just whatever), yet we rarely see that racer aboard the committee boat lending his expertise to manage well run races. And we need all the R/C team to take pride in their preparations - knowing what they are expected to do, learning what skills they’ll need, and acquiring those kills before they’re needed. How ridiculous race delays are when a mark-set boat not only has difficulty getting the right information from their GPS, but can’t even

install the replacement batteries with correct polarity.

There is a special problem with the clubs that lack numbers of experienced racers to serve. Preferring their club’s racers to be represented in the racing fleets, the club is loath to press those racers into committee duty. When the R/C boat is stripped of the knowledge a racer contributes, good judgment is more elusive.

Recent times have shown increasing cooperation between yacht clubs in many areas, which is a most laudable trend. I’ve personally been involved in several situations when the loan of a chase boat from another club saved the day for the race organizers. But I wish there was a way that clubs could share their human resources just as freely.

A best-case scenario would have the establishment of something like a “guild” for race management. The medieval guilds were groups of craftsmen who banded together for the advancement of their crafts, both in terms of training apprentices into journeymen artisans and representing the reputation of their

members so that they got proper rewards and recognition.

We have in Marina del Rey scores of sailors with experience at all levels of race management, but many are completely involved with their own racing campaigns, or have retired from active participation, or are simply “too busy now” to serve as R/C.They could be the journeymen who train up our next generation of race managers.

There are potentially an even larger number of boaters who would thoroughly enjoy bringing their seamanship skills onto the R/C boat, or their computer skills into the results computation room, or their hospitality skills to their hosting yacht clubs. Letting them know how rewarding participation in yacht racing can be for most any boater could help recruit our next generation of apprentices.

If we had a proper “race committee guild”, where the current and retired masters could mentor those eager to serve, it would be a good thing.

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the possible knots and we had been practicing for days. After we tied the knots, Vivian, then I, had to hand-steer a course for five minutes. We were told there would be a celebratory meal. Jean came up from below with two small trays. On each was some really bad food! Raw yam rounds with sliced hard-boiled eggs, crackers with more eggs and chopped mackerel, yam topped with beet slices and dried fish strips…all of which we had to eat with chopsticks. After, they draped a necklace with an anchor on it around our necks and pronounced us a son and daughter of Neptune. We had approached the equator as slimy pollywogs and were leaving Shellbacks!

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Captain Paul Miller and California Sailing Academy & Maritime Captains School have been in Marina del Rey since the Marina was built. He has taught many of the old timers and many of the new timers. He also has sailed off shore races on both the East Coast and West Coast.

He learned to sail as a Midshipman at Annapolis and operated large naval vessels in most all oceans before returning to train Midshipmen at his Alma Mater before establishing CSA on the West Coast.

Why plot a course when I have all these instruments?

Miller: Few people these days buy charts when they have a GPS plotter. Fewer yet plot on the charts that they have purchased.

If you watch a small aircraft flying overhead on a windy day you will notice that it seems to be sliding sideways across the sky. Oddly enough the pilot might be sighting on Orizaba the highest peak on Catalina and holding the peak directly on the nose of the aircraft not even realizing that he is slipping sideways at such a rate that he will soon be in the controlled airspace over Los Angeles Airport. This could become a disaster. Just as the 819 foot tanker Axel Spirit found when her starboard hull sideswiped a 76-foot tall light tower. This happened in good visibility in Lower New York Bay while the ship was carrying 441,000 barrels of crude oil. The Master had told the second officer that a 230-degree course would probably be satisfactory to clear the lighthouse, which was on the starboard bow. The NTSB in the investigation following the accident determined that neither of the senior Officers were plotting fixes from the GPS nor taking bearings on the lighthouse thus neither was aware of the danger due to the one knot current. This mistake cost several million dollars and loss of the officer’s licenses and employment. The damage to the lighthouse was

so extensive it was removed.

The recent loss of the Costa Concordia was obviously due to the same shortcomings above, however a lot more costly in dollars, lives and licenses and probably result in a captain’s incarceration.

How do you suggest local boaters navigate?

Miller: Purchase a simple $25 chart or better yet, a $60 Chart book of the local area and maintain a plot in order to be aware of this creeping danger.

Most importantly, use the charts in conjunction with a simple magnetic hand-bearing compass.

Using the above method, you will also find an earlier arrival at your next port and for powerboats a savings of fuel and thus a savings of money.

When making your trip to Catalina Island from MDR consider taking a hand-bearing compass to determine the bearing of the east-end, which might be 180-degrees magnetic. By taking repeat bearings every 10 or 15 minutes and steering a bit to starboard in order to hold a steady 180 to the east-end, you will be traveling a relatively straight line to that point. Take cross bearings with a hand-bearing compass in order to make a plot of the track of your vessel. If it is not a straight line you will probably find your vessel is sliding toward Palos Verdes Point even though the bow is pointed east. This leeway is due the southerly current and the natural leeway of a vessel due to the pressure of the wind.

We find that on our 40-foot sailing vessel Zeus it is necessary to sail between five to eight degrees high to sail a straight track to the east-end from Marina del Rey.

Another simple technique to approximate leeway is to occasionally turn the bow directly toward the destination and read the compass. If

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If sailing south to Mexico or the Canal Zone we prefer to sail higher of the ITR during hours of darkness. We generally do the opposite when sailing north, due to the westerly’s. Our Celestial Klub meets quarterly to maintain our celestial navigating skills. There is no charge to join us and the dates will be posted here in The Mariner or can be obtained by calling CSA at (310) 821-3433.




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SailboatsMorgan OI 41’ 1972Sloop,centercockpit,aft-cabin,new Yanmar, 5 sails,refridge,watermaker,autopilot,radar,anchorwinch,Mexico ready $59,500. (661)548-6603 [email protected] Beneteau Oceanis 400Timeshare/Partnership on Beneteau Oceanis 400. Tri-cabin model - two heads. Full electronics, refrig-eration, inverter, dinghy and outboard, windless, roller furler, full canvas. Professional lessons available if needed. No equity buy in. 3 Days, $285.00 per month - no long term commitment. Call Captain Richard Schaefer 310-460-8946Jeanneau 37’ 2002Good looking, strong. Original owner. autopilot, dinghy w/motor, bimini. $79,900, 808-741-1908Columbia 36’ 1968 Beautiful classic, 2 owners, resent haul out and com-plete overhaul, pristine condition. Serious inquiries only. Price $ 21,900. Call Peter at 310-864-4842Ericson 27’ 1974Mercury outboard 8hr, Many sails, needs some tlc$4500.00 obo - Pls call rick at 818-445-988214’ Classic wooden Enterprise(Euro Lido) epoxy FRP hull; spruce mast.First time offering $ 10,000. (805) 798-0493 [email protected]

Power Boats 42’ 1981 Californian Trawler2 3208 Cat diesels w 1400 hrs, all fiberglass hull, 2 heads w showers, sleeps 8, one level walk around deck. Owner will carry or trade. Located in slip D-701 on Panay Way stern out endtie. $85,000 Call for Appt - Al Lee 310-392-4193 or Gary at 310-293-920025’ Grady White 1991 SalifishTwin Yamaha 200, Sleeps 3, Radar, Bait Tank, $15000.00Call 818-314-542521’ CENTURY Coronado HardtopWOODY 426 Chrysler Marine V-8 w/ tradom trailer. $ 30,000 (805) 798-0493 [email protected] 360W/ 50 suzuki 4 stroke $7500. 310-822-8618.Dinghy’s8’ U S SabotMfg. Catalina Sailed ONLY six times Excellent condi-tion. Carbon Mast. $ 777 (805) 798-0493 Text / CellBaltik inflatable20088.6 ft., air floor,seat, oars, pump,cover,bag. Also, 3.5 Yamaha, 2-stroke w/neutral. Both for $700. Call 661-256-28049’ Achilles$500 -310-822-8618.11’ foot CaribeUunstealable yellow, 20hp Hondadealer says $5800-I say $5100

Mike 310 963 625011’ ApexW/15 HP yamaha 4 stroke electric start $4500. 310-822-861811’ Apex w/ 15 Yamaha $4500 -310-822-8618.12’ Boss Boat w/ 40 Honda $7000 - -310-822-8618.12’ Zodiac w/25 Mercury $5500 - 310-822-8618.12’ porta boat $ 400310-822-861813’ Boston Whalerw/ 20 Yamaha $9500 - 310-822-861814’ Edgewater W/ 40 yamaha 4 stroke $8500 . 310-822-86182010 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 sacrifice for $8900 FIRM. Call : Nick (owner) 818 760-4850.

Outboards/Engines Used 4 Stroke Outboards 2 Honda $7004 Mercury $8004 Suzuki $8006 Mercury long $10008 Mercury $12009.9 Mercury $14009.9 Mercury electric $18009.9 Tohatsu $1200T9.9GPXH Yamaha $250015 Honda $1500 SS Dinghy cradel $1000 Mercury New Outboard Clearance Sale 6 HP $12009.9 HP $17009.9E HP $2000310-822-8618

Honda OutboardsBuy-Sell-Repair-Install-Total OverhaulSee page 19. Don at (818) 427-2144

Other StuffSailsSpinnaker 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) 827-8888Eu1000i Generator $500 310-822-861Cushions For 30 Catalina interior, complete set in very good condition. Asking $1700. 310-701-5960Inflatable and Docksteps Caribe RIB dinghy, older, has beach-wheels $400. Docksteps like new $125, also 45 lb plow [email protected]@yahoo.com. LPG Cylinder10 lb aluminum, 16 1/2 H 101/4 OD, slightly used $100. 626 975-1191.Mainsail For boats 25-27’ boat. $400. 310-701-5960MainsailFrom 40 ft. Cal - $450 call 310-823-2040Used sails in stock 310 827-8888Donate BoatsCash For Your Boat !Power or sail, Yachts to dinghys 310-849-2930Donate Your BoatLA 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] Cash Fast?I’ll buy your boat 310-827-7686Donate Your BoatReceive a substantial tax deduction. Support youth boating programs. S.O.S. Please call 888-650-1212Donate Your Boat Bringing the classroom to the ocean.Turn your donation into tomorrow’s scientists and doctors. 310-908-9198. www.city2sea.orgCrewBody: Basic Keel Boat & EMT Cert. 20 Yrs Experience on Power Boats. Local, competent, handy, friendly. 310-663-2865 / [email protected] AaronServicesCanvas Boat Covers and RepairsNew boat covers, canvas repair, restore water repelency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242USCG Licensed 100-tonMaster CaptainDeliveries/Lessons/Private Captain. Experienced, Courteous, Safe and Fun! Contact Jeffry Matzdorff [email protected]. Jeffry Matzdorff. 323.855.0191Boat DetailingOutstanding service. Interior/exterior, dockside/dry-dock. Cleaning, polishing, anti foul work. Meticulous, guaranteed. Estimates philip (310) 351 1502. Captain Larry Beane at your service!Charters, deliveries, private skipper, lessons, sail or

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