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    Issue #149

    July 2015

    Mar i n e rA P u b l i c a t i o n F o r W h e r e L a n d E n d s

    w w w . m a r i n e r m a g a z i n e . c o m

    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


    Outriggers in MdRM AINTAINING THE RIG



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    2  The Mariner - Issue 149 2015

    I come from a music background

    where we’re taught—if you hit a

    wrong note…hit again and say

    it’s your style. Play through

    and this mistake will burn off

    like a light mist. I hate makingmistakes and I know I make

    many, but this past month was

    a weird mixture of my mistakes,

    other people’s mistakes and

    weird timing.

    The rst one is about a letter a

    reader wrote about the lack of

    dinghy docks. It bothers me that

    the powers-that-be can’t get this

    happening so I was happy to

    print a local boaters frustration

    about the matter. In the blurb

    I pointed out that no from the

    county had responded, which is

    what the reader wrote. However,

    in fact, Beaches and Harbors

    Director Gary Jones did write

    him back and actually wrote a

    thoughtful response. I wish I

    had known that before we went

    to print.

    “Specically with regards to

    your desire to see a greater

    availability of dinghy docks,”

    Jones wrote, “I would like toassure you that this an important

    consideration for us as we review

    and determine future projects.”

    He went on to list a number

    of areas where there are plans

    for dinghy dock construction

    throughout the marina.

    Another mishap was my printer

    used last month’s issue as a

    template and in doing so the

    month of the issue didn’t change

    —it read May…again. That one

    really bugged me because it

    made me look like an idiot and I

    need no help in that area. He also

    screwed up someone’s ad. Yes,

    I’m throwing my printer under

    the bus—I don’t care.

    The last one was a choice I

    made in the article about the

    Challenges Foundation (a

    program for veterans) where

    described a particular Marine a

    a medic when they are known as

    Navy Corpsmen. I knew that, buthought it might be confusing, so

    I made the decision to call him

    a medic. A veteran contacted me

    and was super angry. I wished

    he saw the greater good—

    highlighting PTSD, a seriou

    condition that people should be

    aware of, but he really didn’

    like this what I did. No problem

    —I apologize and I thank you

    greatly for your service.

    And while I’m at it—I thank you

    all for reading this humble rag

    created for you—the Marina de

    Rey boating community.

    The Mariner isEditor/Publisher

    Pat Reynolds


    Richard Schaefer

    Dave Kirby

    For advertising rates and

    Information contact



    [email protected]

    Mailing address

    P.O. Box 9403

    Marina del Rey, CA 90295

    The Mariner appears on the lastFriday of every month.

    This issue June 26 - July 31


    Numbersat a glance:

    Marina del Rey



    Los Angeles County



     Vessel Assist:


    Marine Life Rescue





    Thanks for

     picking it up!

    Outriggers by Pat Reynolds 

    Photo by Pat Reynolds

    Coming Events 4

    Off the Wire 6

    Rig Talk - A Measure of Prevention by Nathan Schaefer 8Rigger Nathan Schaefer Discusses Maintaining the Rig on a Sailboat

    The Soul of MdR 10What’s Happening With the Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club

    “Vessels” Big and Small by Captain Joel EveThe Ongoing Struggle about Right of Way in a Changing Marina 12

    Local Currents By Captain Richard Schaefer 16Where Have the Sailors Gone?

    On the RecordThe State Senate Passes the California Stimulus Act 18

     According to DaveMonthly Fishing Report by Captain Dave Kirby 19

    Racing - One More Time Regatta & Cal Race Week 20

    Classified Section 25

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    2015 The Mariner - Issue 149 3

    33’ Sea Ray 1995 low hours, A/C, $39,90030’ Maxum 1997 express - clean $30,000

    46’ Wellcraft 1994 Cockpit motor yacht,twin dsls air cond, full tronics $110,000

    32’ Luhrs 1974 sedan new lt nish lowhours show as a 10 $18,950

     38’ CT Cutter 1979 Fully equipped for Bluewater Cruising. New equipment and bottompaint. Great great cruising boat! $75,000

    37’ Fisher Pilothouse 1975 bluewater ketchupgraded 1991 new engine $89,000 TRADE

    65’ McKinna 2002 pilot house, Exceptional 800 hp Cat 3406’s, stabilizers, bow thruster,satellite TV, computerized entertainment center, dual helms 3 cabins, low hours $699,000

    35’ Cooper Aft cabin, 2 cabins, GreatLiveboard potential loaded $59,900

    40 Carver 1999 aft cabin , diesels. loaded,$139,900

    43 Silverton 2008 Sportbridge Volvo IPS diesels 200 hours 2 cabins. Very clean. Almostnew condition boat for less than one half the new price! $299,000

    52 Californian 1990 cockpit MY Cat diesels, stabilized, spacious interior  $159,00048 Californian 1987 Cockpit My, Cat Diesels double cabin $159,000

    42’ Uniflite 1984 aft cabin GM V-8 Diesels loaded and clean , RIB Inatable on davit newcanvas enclosures $87,500

    46’ Island Trader Ketch Motor Sailer, 1984, Spacious 3 cabin huge interior and aft deck,excellent live aboard or cruise $119,000

     65’ Harkers island Guthrie  1970, 4 staterooms, ready for Cabo or Alaska. For private orcommercial shing - consider trade for Cars, Real estate, Gems $120,000

    60’ Sunseeker Renegade 1993 rebuilt Detroit diesels. Family friendly - 3 cabs, salon,dinette, galley. Fast cruising up to 40-knots! Amazing deal for a Sunseeker. $179,000

    47’ Lien Hwa Mtr Yacht 1995, loaded, justsurveyed/ bottom painted May 15 $139,000

     45 Sea ray Sundancer 1997 twin dieselsconsider trade in power / sail $139,000

    28’ Owens custom sportsher, over $150kret and repower diesels $46,000

    43 Endeavor 1981 cruising ketch top shape.Ready for island and beyond $114,000

    35 Pacific Seacraft  Catamaran 1993 twin

    Yanmar diesels $129,000

    51 Formosa Pilothouse ketch 1980 3 spa-cious storerooms, main channel slip $77,500

    Since 1974

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    July 3

    Two Harbors Firework Show

    Come watch the spectacular rework show over

    the Isthmus Harbor. Fireworks begin at dark.

    For more information contact 310-510-4249.

    July 4

    4th of July Fireworks

    Celebration in MdR

    Starting at 9:00 p.m. celebrate 4th of July

    in Marina del Rey with a twenty-minute

    traditional reworks extravaganza over the

    main channel! The reworks are choreographed

    to patriotic music, which will be broadcast by

    radion station KXLU 88.9 FM in sync with the

    pyrotechnic display. The music will be played

    over loudspeakers in Burton Chace Park. More

    info - 310-305-9545.

    July 4

    Children’s Festival at Two Harbors

    Kick off Independence Day with our 29th

    Annual Children’s Festival. Have your kids join

    us on the beach for crafts & activities. For more

    information contact 310-510-4249, lboutillier@ or visit

    July 4

    Annual Dinghy Paradeat Two Harbors

    Decorate your dinghy in a creative patriotic

    theme and follow us in a parade through the

    coves of the West End for our 13th Annual

    Dinghy Parade. Prizes will be awarded to the

    most creative dinghies. For more information

    contact 310-510-4249, [email protected]

    or visit

    July 4

    Annual 4th of July Parade, Dinner

    at the Casino Ballroom, Fireworks

    Display at Avalon

    The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue

    begins at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner &

    music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino

    Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the

    reworks display over Avalon. Catalina Island

    Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310-


    July 9

    Catalina Island Summer Concert

    Series on Wrigley Plaza Stage

    The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

    and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to

    present “Catalina All Stars”, a FREE, family

    friendly Summer Concert, next to the Bay on

    Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm

    to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be

    available at all concerts. More info - 310-510-


    July 11

    Marina del Rey Farmers Market

    Beginnig at 9:00 a.m. enjoy fresh produce &

    artisan favorites at the Marina del Rey Farmers’

    Market. Locally grown, organic fruits &

    veggies, pre-packaged meals, delicious desserts

    & hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, arts & crafts.

    Located at the corner of Via Marina & Panway

    Way (parking lot 11, adjacent to the Cheesecake

    Factory). Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. More info -


    July 12

    Kayaks 4 Kidz

     Kayaks 4 Kidz is a youth development program

    endeavoring to improve health & well being

    through participating in water (paddle) sports.

    Located at Marina (Mother’s) Beach, this

    Youth Water Sports Camp is offered as a free

    community service to boys & girls ages 8 - 18,

    as well as their families, from June - September.

    The half-day summer camp provides instructionin the basic fundamentals of sit-on-top kayaking

    including: boat handling, equipment care, water

    safety & navigation rules, paddling techniques,

    capsize recovery, proper use of safety gear,

    environmental awareness & LA County

    Lifeguard Association beach safety techniques.

    9:30 a.m. start - More info call 323-778-2277.

    July 17 - July 19

    Coronado 15 North American


    The classic one design series will hold its annual

    NAC in Marina del Rey Friday in conjunction

    with the One Design Weekend - info

    July 18-19

    One Design Weekend

    Souh Coast Corinthian will host its famous One

    Design Weekend - Martin 242, Tartan 101, J109

    - all OD classes welcomed. Hospitality follows

    racing - info at

    July 18

    Marina del Rey Summer 

    Movie Nights

    Date night Saturday night! The Los Angeles

    County Department of Beaches & Harbor

    presents the return of Free Marina Movie

    Nights in Burton Chace Park. This summer

    pack your picnic baskets and enjoy outdoor

    movie screenings under the stars. Held on selec

    Saturday nights in July & August. More info


    July 25

    Catalina Island Summer Concert

    Series on Wrigley Plaza Stage

    The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

    and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to

    present “Xceptional Dance”, a FREE, family

    friendly Summer Concert, next to the Bay on

    Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm

    to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be

    available at all concerts. More info - 310-510


    July 26

    Old Fashioned Day in the Park

    Beginning at 10:00 a.m. enjoy vintage yachts

    and restored classic cars in the spectacular

    waterfront setting of Burton Chace Park. This

    annual event is free, open to the public and

    sponsored by the Classic Yacht Association and

    the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches

    & Harbors. More info - 310-305-9595.

    July 30

    CYC Yachting Luncheon

    U.S. Coast Guard At The Ready

    CYC welcomes Lieutenant Junior Grade James

    Matthew Hurtt as he takes command of the

    Marina del Rey homeported USCGC Halibut

    He will comment on the ever-evolving mission

    of the U.S. Coast Guard – worldwide – and share

    some of his front line experiences maintaining

    the peace in foreign waters. Additionally

    Skipper Hurtt will provide an up-date on loca

    boating safety issues for enhancing use andenjoyment of recreational watercraft. Subjec

    to priorities of the day, the USCGC HALIBUT

    may be available at the CYC Guest Dock for on

    board inspection by Luncheon attendees. Happy

    Half Hour – Noon - Buffet Luncheon - 12:20

    p.m. Presentation at 12:40 p.m. $18.50 includes

    Luncheon, tax, service and parking. Open to al

    who enjoy yachting and adventure, as a public

    service of CYC. Reservations appreciated. 4469

    Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 310-823-4567

    - [email protected].


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    Summer Concerts in the Park!This popular summer series of free outdoor concerts is held each summer in one of

    the most spectacular waterfront settings in Los Angeles, Burton Chace Park.

    Symphonic Thursdays

    July 2

    Opera at the ShoreSpecial guests, nalists and winners

    from theLoren L. Zachary National VocalCompetitionJuly 16

    Ballet Folklórico de Los AngelesEl Amor Brujo by Manuel de Fallaand Orchestral WorksJuly 30

    Vanessa Williams

    Pop Saturdays

    July 11

    Ruben Studdard, Freddie Jackson,& special guest TBA Pop/R&B/SoulJuly 25

    KC & the Sunshine BandDisco/Funk

     August 8

    Meshell NdegeocelloFunk/Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop/Reggae/Rock


    Marina del ReyOutrigger Canoe Club

    Come try this exciting team water sport at

    Mothers’ Beach, Palawan Way (south of

    Admiralty), Marina del Rey. Newcomers

    are welcome; women practice Mondays &

    Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 a.m.

    Men practice Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.;

    and Sundays, 7:30 a.m. For more information,

    email [email protected] or visit www.

    Tropical Rock

    Every Wednesday 6-9pm at The Warehouse

    Restaurant Unkle Monkey duo performs islandmusic and pop/rock on guitar, ukulele, congas,

    and steel drum. Voted one of the ‘Top 3 Bands

    on the Westside’ by The Argonaut two years in

    a row. They are a “boater friendly band” and will

    take all your Jimmy Buffett requests! Happy

    Hour 4-7 4499 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey

    Santa Monica

    Windjammers Yacht Club

    We invite members, guests, and prospective

    members to join us for cocktails, food, live

    music, dancing and fun on Sunday afternoons

    from 4:00 to 7:00 (food served at 5:00). No

    reservations needed. This is a great way to end

    your day on the water, or just to wind down

    from the weekend. Live jazz or classic rock

    bands are here for entertainment. We are located

    at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA

    90292,(310) 827-7692. Please visit our website

    at for activities, membership

    details, racing, events, directions, and more.

    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, anda light dinner is served. Each meeting features

    a guest speaker discussing their adventures

    and achievements. WSA invites boaters of all

    skill levels to join. Its programs, include day

    sails, seminars, parties, and cruises including

    destinations such as King Harbor, Catalina and

    the northern Channel Islands, For membership

    information contact email membership@ or on the web at

    Marina Sunday Sailing Club

     Since 1981 MSSC has brought together skippers

    and crew in a friendly social environment

    for daysails in Santa Monica Bay and cruisesto Catalina and other destinations. We meet

    onthe2ndand4thSundayofeachmonthon the

    patio at Burton Chace park under the Club

    banner. Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. We hold a

    brief business meeting and then head out for an

    afternoon of sailing on the Bay after which we

    gather at a member’s dock for wine, snacks and

    more socializing. Visitors are welcome and a one

    day guest membership of only $5 entitles you to

    brunch and a day of sailing, if space is available.

    No prior sailing experience is necessary. For

    more info call (310) 226-8000 or see website at

    Catalinas of Santa Monica Bay

    Owners of Catalina Yachts

    Join us for our monthly meetings at the Santa

    Monica Windjammers Yacht Club on the 3rd

    Tuesday of each month. We would like to

    welcome Catalina owners to join our club. We

    have speakers, cruises to Catalina, races and

    other events throughout the year. Our doors open

    at 6:00 for happy hour and then dinner around 7

    to 7:30 and our main event after that. Join the

    fun and meet other owners of Catalinas. For

    more info email Jeanne Cronin at jeannecro

    Single Mariners of Marina del Re

    Attention sailors and singles. Single Marin

    of Marina del Rey invites you for a dinner a

    a sail. Join us twice a month for a meet a

    greet social hour followed by dinner and

    meeting. The goal of the club is to meet n

    people that have an interest in sailing or w

    to learn about ocean going sailing. We are

    FUN social club built around weekend saili

    on the bay. We match skippers with crew

    a fun day of sailing. We meet on the rst a

    third Thursdays of each month with a day-s

    the following weekend weather and skipp

    permitting. The meetings are held inside Pac

    Mariners Yacht Club. There is a $7.00 charge

    attend. PMYC is located at 13915 Panay W

    Marina Del Rey. For additional informati

    contact Single Mariners Commodore, A

    Rock at [email protected], 310-721-28

    or visit the website

    To list a coming event,

     email [email protected]


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    6  The Mariner - Issue 149 2015

    O F F T H E W I R E

    Old Fashioned Day in the Park Rides Again

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    ·Consultations·Surveys·Installations·Steering cables·Retrofits

    For the 39th  summer, classic yachts and vintage automobiles will gather

    in Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to offer

    a glimpse of the past. Visitors can board vintage yachts dating back to

    the 1920’s as well as view a wide array of restored classic automobiles –woodies, Model A’s, T-Birds and more. There will also be steam-powered

    farm equipment, a steam launch offering rides, models, Historical Society

    display and harbor tours. The event is sponsored by the Classic Yacht

    Association (CYA), and LA County Beaches and

    Harbors. Admission is free.

    The Classic Yacht Association is excited to feature restored yachts built

    by legendary builders such as Stephens Bros., Ed Monk, Sr., Fellows and

    Stewart, Chris Craft, Dawn and Elco, among others. The boats will be

    open to check out how the good old days of luxury life on the water looked

    like back in the day.

    “We love to share our passion for these American treasures,” says

    Christine Rohde, former Commodore of the International Association

    and Coordinator of this event. “Each of our yachts is a unique piece o

    America’s history, like an architectural landmark.”

    For more information please visit, Southern

    California Fleet contact is Christine Rohde, 310 429-3028

    [email protected].

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    2015 The Mariner - Issue 149 7

    O F F T H E W I R E

    MdR Shipwright George BIddle Dies at 71

    Ocean Cleanup WillPay $10,000 for Help in


    Repair, Refurbish, Replace

    Call For An Estimate!

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    George Biddle was a solid Shipwright, a passionate sailboat racer and a staple in the Marina del

    Rey boating community for decades. George deeply loved boats and boating. He touched this

    community with his vast knowledge of boats and his obvious love for being around them. He was a

    friend of The Mariner, and will be missed. He sailed his beloved Hunter 35.5 Promethius until the

    malignant brain tumor he was diagnosed with in 2014 no longer allowed it. He is survived by his

    son Tyler, his ex-wife Lynn McKinley and many many friends in this community.

    The Ocean Cleanup Project is still looking for

    larger sailboats and long-range cruisers to track

    back and forth through the southern half of the

    Pacic Garbage Patch - either starting from the

    West Coast or Hawaii.

    They’re looking for Pacic worthy vessel

    with a minimum length of 40 feet. The budge

    is limited to $10,000 together with provisions

    However, they are open to allocating more fo

    the right situation.

    They are also interested in nding additiona

    experienced skippers to keep the vessels on

    course and assist the researchers on board where

    necessary. Depending on the track(s) taken, thetrip could take between 20 to 40 days beginning

    in August. Up to $3,500 has been set aside for

    skippers depending on the track they travel.

    Contact [email protected]

    for more info

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    • Fiberglass & Gel Coat Repair 

    • Custom Fabrication & Modifcations

    •Teak Deck Restorations & Replacement

    • Complete Cosmetic Maintenance

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    When it comes to sailboats, the rig is arguably the most integral aspect

    of the vessel; subconsciously depended upon, yet often ignored and

    abused. This situation often results in a rude wake-up call. A rigging

    mishap could easily leave you s.o.l., with your entire crew in danger,

    and at the least, be an annoying inconvenience.

    Here are ve simple measures worth taking to ensure that your

    afternoon sail on the bay does not turn into a “real life” rendition of

    Homer Winslow’s, “The Gulf Stream”. If you are unfamiliar with the 

    painting look it up; you’ll see where I’m coming from. I have had the

    displeasure of being part of a similar situation, minus the sharks…at

    least I didn’t see any.

    1. Deck hardware:  Routinely inspect all cleats, blocks, eye straps,

    pad eyes etc. Look for cracks, seized sheaves, worn/corroded pins, and

    make sure all shackles and pins are properly secured so they never

    accidentally open or fall out. It is a good idea to annually inspect and

    service winches; this not only ensures that they will perform well when

    required, but will also prevent excessive abrasion on the gears, thus

    prolonging the life of these costly pieces of equipment. If your boat

    is equipped with a spinnaker pole, lubricate all ttings and keep them 

    moving, even if you don’t frequently use it; not doing so will cause

    problems and corrosion.

    2. Running Rigging: It is always a good idea to frequently go over all

    By Nathan Schaefer

    Photo by dalton Eann

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    2015 The Mariner - Issue 149 9

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    your running rigging, including sheets, halyards, furling lines, outhaul,

    etc. An accidental jibe due to your mainsheet failing, while reaching

    downwind, is not a good thing. Inspect areas where lines chafe while

    under load; halyard restrainers are a common culprit of jib halyards

    failing. It is also good to end for end lines, in doing so, you basically have

    new, un-abraded line, taking the load.

    When re-running halyards, make sure you attach a strong messenger line,

    otherwise you’ll have a skied halyard on your hands. Another good idea to

    prolong the life of your lines, is soaking them in a mild solution of warm

    soapy water, this helps get the salt out of the bers, making the line more

    pliable at the same time.

    If you have wire to rope halyards, chances are there are tiny “meat hooks”

    present where the wire sits on the sheave when the sails are up, these are

    not only painful, but indicate that the halyard is in need of replacing. Hi-

    tech Dynema is a better alternative, and has virtually no stretch with an

    extremely high breaking strength.

    3. Roller Furling:  Many boats have furling headsails, and main furling

    systems are becoming more ubiquitous. Routine maintenance is extremely

    important to ensure the proper function of your furling system. Some

    systems have closed bearings while others are open to the elements. It isa good idea to unfurl, and drop your sails a couple times a year and hose

    out the halyard swivel as well as the drum. You will be surprised how

    much dirt may wash out. Little birds often perch on halyard swivels and

    do their business, the furling system then behaves like a coffee grinder…

    not good. If you decide to lube the ball bearings, make sure you use a dry

    lubricant, so that dust and grime don’t accumulate.

    4. Chainplates:  Chainplates are sometimes forgotten about, largely

    due to the fact that they are often hidden from sight. These are what the

    shrouds, which hold up the mast, attach to. Your rigging could be new, bu

    if your attachment points are old or awed, they become the weakest link

    in the chain. If you inspect them yourself, look for rust trickling out from

    where the fasteners pass through, this indicates that the bolts are rusting

    inside the bulkhead. Crevice corrosion is also a major problem, especially

    if the chainplates are aluminum and the fasteners are stainless steel.

    If the rig was ever over-tensioned or subjected to heavy weather sailing

    bulkheads or even the deck itself can have issues. If this is the case, the

    chainplate no longer has a strong attachment point.

    5. Standing Rigging:  A full rig survey is important for peace of mind

    while sailing. Not only does it reveal problems with the integrity of the

    rig, but also gives you an idea of everything that’s going on “up there”

    A written rigging report may also lower insurance costs; as well as being

    benecial to a prospective buyer during a purchase. If you decide to

    attempt going up the rig yourself, make sure you have a good bosun’s

    chair, know what you’re doing and that the halyards are dependable. Also

    It is always a good idea to use a secondary halyard as a backup; safety

    straps are important as well.

    With the sailing season upon us, these simple steps will help get you and

    keep you on the water feeling condent in your rig.

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    elow the surface layer of boats in slips, half-day shing boats and parasailing, Marina del Rey is a deeper being. There are

    pockets of club-sized communities all throughout that create a heartbeat that’s only heard after being here awhile. Through the

    sails, paddles, oars, outboard motors and all else that pulses away, the rhythm of this area is felt. And there’s probably no rhythm

    more soulful then what comes out of the Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club.

    Since 1967 MdROCC has been launching their traditional Polynesian canoes into MdR waters making it one of the most deep-

    rooted and long-standing organizations in this area. This club has always had a very committed membership that enjoys both

    the physical and social benets the club has to offer. With a membership of 60% women, 40% men with ages ranging from8 – 75, the collective is a good shake of different types of people, all sharing a love for the ocean, a competitive spirit and the

    desire to be active.

    “Many of the people I paddle with have become my closest and life-long friends and extended family here,” said former MdROCC President Shelley

    Taniguchi. “As a water-woman, I was attracted to be on the ocean, be part of an athletic team, and be part of a club who’s culture reects my own


    When teams of paddlers move through the marina in these long narrow traditional vessels, it’s always something to notice. The designs of these craft

    represent the very core of boating’s history, but more than that, human history. Outrigger canoes date back further than 200 AD and because they were

    used to explore and trade, they are integral to our development as a civilization. There is a depth to it all and the membership feels it. Although racing

    is a big part of it, at its center is a feeling of togetherness.

    “It’s a great community of people, coaches, and a clear culture to be competitive on the water and have a great time doing it,” said Taniguchi. “As inlife, when people enjoy what they are doing - energy is high and it’s contagious.”

    Founded by Sandy Kahanamoku and Steven Kekuewa back when the marina was brand new, Taniguchi indicates the club is as strong as it’s ever been,

    saying the Marina is ourishing. She credits the supportive community that includes LA Beaches and Harbors, the MDR Visitor’s Bureau and the inux

    of corporations like Google, Yahoo and Facebook in the area. Unlike yacht clubs across the country who are struggling to keep young people engaged in

    sailboat racing, the MdROCC has a structure in place that has been successful in feeding the ranks. Kids who started in the Keiki Program (8-12 years) a

    few years ago are now juniors who are racing in their own division. They are seeing young people stick with it and continue to move through the system

    This past month the club put on one of the biggest outrigger events in Southern California, the Kahanamoku Klassic, an event they have been hosting

    for the past 20-years. The Marina del Rey harbor was absolutely packed with outriggers from all over the world in a race that extends from the calm

    waters inside the harbor to an open-ocean leg and back in. It’s a long stretch of 10-13 miles and can be a true challenge for even veteran racers. The

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    wrong kind of conditions will make it a very trying affair.

    “The Kahanamoku Klassic continues to grow as the sport grows,” Taniguchi said. “Our location is central to the SOCAL clubs (San Diego to Ventura),

    and the natural bay and conditions makes it epic for racing, not to mention we are blessed to have great beach access and parking. With our heritage

    and connection to Duke Kahanamoku, the naming recognition and caliber of the race is what continues to attract clubs from all around the world.”

    During the race it’s non-stop paddling for the hundreds of racers who compete. Although the boats maintain a traditional look they denitely are the

    beneciary of modern materials and technology. The framework is still foundational to canoe design - the hull, manu (front and back), seats, iakos(wooden arms) and the ama’s are as they appeared for so many centuries, but technology and innovation has positively inuenced the nuances within

    shape and design materials that affect the weight and performance of canoes.

    “Today’s canoes are much more designed for speed, to catch swells and ride waves,” Taniguchi said, “However, the same care and artistry that ancient

    canoe builders took to build these amazing canoes remains the same as it was back then.”

    As for actually propelling the outrigger it may appear (to the layperson) that it is very basic and simple and in a way it is, but simple doesn’t always

    mean easy. To paddle efciently and competitively is a skill.

    “It’s about biomechanics, learning good technique and using one’s body to perform with maximum efciency,” Taniguchi said. “To become procien

    takes time and practice—via training.

    “When you watch the greatest athletes in the world compete in their sport, it looks effortless and sometimes even graceful. Outrigger paddling is verymuch the same.”

    For Taniguchi and the rest of the active membership, paddling is an important part of their lives. A place to connect with like-minded people, get in

    touch with nature and get a great workout. Unlike many clubs, there is a culture in place, and it is one of respect, camaraderie and a collective focus on

    one thing—paddling canoes.

    “Most paddlers I know possess a love for the ocean, have a healthy competitive drive, and understand the concept of team,” Taniguchi said. “Out on

    the ocean and in a canoe—it’s an equalizing space. You could be a doctor, an architect, a contractor, or a student—profession, wealth or status doesn’

    matter out on the water.”

    For more information about the Marina del Rey Outrigger Canoe Club visit

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    t no time in the recent past

    have more people had access

    to the waterways via our local

    marinas, lakes and coastal areas.

    Certainly, innovation in design

    and technology has played

    a huge role in the manufacture of lightweight,

    easily transportable and affordable watercraft.

    On any given weekend in our local marinas, we

    nd dozens of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks,

    outrigger canoes, rowboats, wave-runners and

    a relatively new craft that looks like a bicyclemounted on pontoons.

    Everyone has equal rights to the use of our

    waterways and it is great to see so many people

    getting out on the water, many for the rst time.

    However, as the number of watercraft rises, so

    will the number of near misses and accidents.

    More than several times in the last year, I have

    had to put the engines of a large charter vessel

    into hard-reverse to avoid running into one

    of these craft, and the operators of those craft

    had little or no idea about right-of-way rules

    that apply to all of us. Part of the problem isthe boat and watercraft rental operators have

    a primary interest in renting as much as possible

    and, secondarily, in educating their customers in

    boating courtesy and right-of-way. That said, I

    know sometimes customers will simply do what

    they want.

    For those of us who either own or operate larger

    vessels, sail and/or power, it is incumbent upon

    us to recognize the limitations of these small

    craft and when we encounter them, how to be

    patient and how to take evasive action quickly

    to avoid a collision, no matter who has the

    ofcial right of way. In fact, part of Rule #17 of

    the Navigation Rules states:

    “When, from any cause, the vessel required to

    keep her course and speed nds herself so close

    that collision cannot be avoided by the action of

    the give-way vessel alone, she shall take such

    action as will best aid to avoid collision”.

    In other words, it is also the responsibilityof the vessel which has the right-of-way to

    avoid the collision. Think about this carefully

    because it might seem counter intuitive. For

    example, in the marina main channel, the

    stand-up paddleboards and other self- propelled

    watercraft generally have the right of way over

    power trafc but under the “rules”, they are also

    obliged to avoid collisions just as much as the

    give-way vessels. However, the reality of the

    situation is that some small watercraft operators

    don’t know about boating courtesy, right-of-

    way rules or how they would apply them in

    a potentially dangerous situation.

    The example that I have cited above is but one

    of many right-of-way issues, and I believe the

    answer to this dilemma is best approached

    through education for both the operators of

    these small watercraft as well as the owners and

    operators of larger power and sailing yachts.

    For example, small watercraft owners and

    boat rental companies should be mindful about

    keeping clear of larger craft and avoid crossing

    the bow of a larger yachts as they are sometimes

    seen doing. The rental companies need to impar

    this knowledge to their customers before they

    are set free on our waterways and hopefully the

    customers will hear and act correctly.

    As owners or operators of larger yachts we need

    to use our experience and training in becoming

    more patient with the many less experienced

    watercraft operators. What this means fo

    experienced boaters is that we should operate

    our vessels in the most defensive mannerpossible. When I am at the helm of a larger

    charter vessel, I proceed under the assumption

    that no one else knows or understands the rules

    If there is any question about any right-of

    way situation, I stop my vessel or declare my

    intentions early by making a large course

    change. Once the risk of collision has passed

    I often take the opportunity to educate the

    operator of the other craft if appropriate and

    safe to do so.

    I think slowly but surely through communicationand education we can all make our waterway

    much safer.

    For those interested in obtaining a copy of the

    Rules of The Road or Navigation Rules, a copy

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    Where Have All the Sailors Gone?By Captain Richard Schaefer

    ack in the early 80’s I was

    working my tail off. During

    the week I was doing my

    P.I. thing mostly in the

    day and bodyguard duty

    whenever I had a free night;

    on weekends I worked as

    a yacht sales agent for the Boat House, over on

    Bali Way. I was more than a little busy, but I

    had money in my pockets and the sun was still

    ascending above the horizon. It was the best

    time of my life.

    I’d open the brokerage at 9 a.m. and by 10

    the docks were full of people preparing for aday on the water. Kids ran up and down with

    buckets of sudsy water and hose ghts broke out

    everywhere amid screams and laughter. Mom

    lugged ice chests the size of steamer trunks

    down the gangway and Dad dashed up the

    gangway to pick up some forgotten, but needed,

    item at, The Ship’s Store.

    I had little time to enjoy watching the happy

    chaos before the phone began to ring and buyers

    started to pull into the stalls in front of the

    brokerage. At the other end of the parking lot,

    Armstrong’s Yacht Sales was starting their day

    the same way.

    In those days, about the only way to get a slip in

    Marina del Rey was to buy a boat from a broker

    or dealer “with connections”, know a dock-

    master really well, or get on a waiting list that

    was at least a year long.

    All that was soon to change.

    Within about 8 years, nearly 70% of sailboat

    manufacturers were out of business and slipsbecame readily available. Soon after, chandleries

    and yacht clubs were closing everywhere—a

    trend that continues across the nation and, to

    some degree, around the world.

    Today, Saturday mornings aren’t much different

    than Tuesday mornings. A few liveaboards

    rustling round, dogs barking instead of kids

    laughing, and no one in much of hurry to get out

    on the water.

    So what happened? I’m not completely certain

    but the vibe has denitely become more sedate

    and somber—the aura of a recreational pastime

    and sport in decline. I gured the best thing to

    do was contact friends of mine from across the

    country, who are either in the marine business

    or yachtsman, and ask their opinion about the

    cause of the widespread malaise and decline.

    Here’s a small sample of their comments;

    Laurence Sunderland, shipwright, sailor and

    father of Zac Sunderland, who was the younges

    person to sail solo around the world, and Abby

    Sunderland, the youngest woman to sail soloaround Cape Horn.

    “Well, a big part of the problem is the economy

    and the struggling middle class...just not a lot

    of disposable income available for boating

    I think also that lack of support from loca

    government is a big problem. Boaters are often

    treated as second class citizens and are being

    buried in regulations and laws that are, for the

    most part, unnecessary.


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    L O C A L C U R R E N T S

    Continued on page 22

    “When Zac was sailing around the world I went

    to more than a dozen harbors—the world over

    —and the same problems are affecting the sport

    there as well, although, not to the degree that

    you nd here in the U.S.

    “It’s also obvious that young people are addicted

    to their glowing screens and other electronicdevices and don’t seem to have much interest

    in real living. And I don’t really think the media

    covers the sport as it should.

    “With regard to commercial and sport shing, I

    think they are in decline as well; in part due to

    the exploding sea lion populations consuming

    vast numbers of sh.”

    Captain Rich Smith, now in Seattle Washington,

    founder of “Blue Water Sailing” here in Marina

    del Rey in 1979, had this to say.

    “Recreational boating used to be fun. It was

    a way to get away from it all, however now,

    due to excessive government regulations, it has

     just become drudgery. Work on your boat, god

    forbid a drop of anything gets into the water.

    Anchor in a secluded cove, often not allowed

    any more. Bottom cleaning...well, you get

    the picture.

    “I just spoke with a major marine distributor, and

    he has, for the most part, given up on sending

    any material or chemical compounds into CAfor the boating least anything that

    works; paint, caulking, etc.

    “Cal-Jun a big manufacturer of boating products

    now has everything made in Mexico due to

    CA. and EPA regs. Catalina Yachts is also

    long gone from California because of onerous


    Mike Feeney, Yachtsman and Commercial

    Airline Pilot; sails out of Marina del Rey and


    “We have noticed the decline in sailing and

    yachting in Hawaii as well—my home harbor,

    Ala Wai has around 800 slips. When I was

    a kid, on any given Sunday, there would

    be 60-100 boats anchored off of Waikiki.

    Today, on a weekend, you might see three

    or four. Friday night “beer can” races used

    to have a minimum of 50 boats and three

    starts. Today there are a dozen participants.

    Maybe two dozen if it’s a three day weekend.

    “What’s crazy is that there are as many boats

    (actually more) than when I was a kid. But

    people don’t use them as much. I attribute this

    to three things:

    “People don’t have as much disposable time as

    they used to. People are working hard so they

    can afford things like a boat. But then they don’thave time to enjoy them.

    “People are so tired from working so hard and

    we have made our homes so comfortable that

    they just want to go home and relax. People

    don’t go out to eat or to the movies as much

    either. Why should they? They have electronic

    devices, giant TVs, a gourmet kitchen, and they

    can have anything they want delivered to their

    door and eat in their pjs.

    “In Honolulu, trafc has become so bad and

    parking so scarce (and expensive) that the last

    thing people want to do is deal with getting

    to and parking at the harbor or a beach. Our

    75-year-old yacht club is struggling because

    the galley has lost money for the last four years.

    It’s already lost $80K this calendar year. The

    problem is people won’t drive from downtown

    Honolulu and have lunch or weeknight dinners

    like the old days. The two-mile drive from

    downtown can now take 20 minutes each way.”


    Dr. William Solberg, California Yacht Club

    Member and Yachtsman.

    “I think the reason for the decline in yachting

    lies somewhere in the mix of our culture of

    immediate easy consumption versus a culture

    of going about something slowly and with

    signicant effort. The economy, with only a few

    making a lot of money, is also important. Fewer

    people are giving to charity. Fewer people

    actually do something that requires a wilderness

    effort, skill, and personal effort. And, of course,

    expense, expense, expense!”

    Ruck Goldreyer, longtime Yachtsman, Brokerand Owner of the “Yacht Exchange” in Marina

    del Rey.

    “Richard, I agree about the decline in

    recreational boating. My observation is that in

    the current economy boat owners are more apt to

    retain their existing boat, rather than selling the

    36’ for a 40’ boat. And, the rst-time boat buyer

    is more hesitant to allocate money for a luxury

    item such as a boat. “What is quite interesting is

    that money has not been so inexpensive for a

    least 25 years. The feds, are talking about a hike

    in interest in September, if the economy keeps

    growing; should be an incentive to lock in a boa

    loan and or a home equity with rates now as low

    as 2.9%. We will not see lower rates - probably

    in our lifetime.”

    Captain Jim Cash, Yachtsman, Boat Broker

    Maritime Author and Delivery Captain

    Formerly of Marina del Rey, now lives and sails

    on the East Coast.

    “Funny, I’ve been contemplating this very

    subject myself. It is a fact that the YC

    membership is aging and shrinking because the

    younger generations are not getting involved in

    the same numbers as before. And, the number o

    members that still sail their boats are dwindling

    as well.

    “Yacht clubs are becoming more like country

    clubs. I know that the Mobile Yacht Club

    (second oldest in the US, formed in 1847) has

    more “house members” using dining facilitie

    only, and now out number the sailing members

    There is 25% vacancy in its marina. In al

    fairness, 100% of the large slips are lled with

    boats 36’+ boats. I think that is indicative o

    the trends as well—older wealthier members

    (sailors) with larger boats. I think you see the

    same thing in MdR. Young people are not buying

    the smaller starter boats. I also know that othe four yacht clubs that dominate Mobile Bay

    one has virtually abandoned sailing programs

    and races and I expect them to be closing within

    the year.

    “Here on the Gulf Coast, the avid shermen are

    buying center console shing boats, and tha

    is dominating the local the boating industry

    One can hardly get around on our island on

    the weekends because of all the trucks towing

    shing boats.”

    Finally, this from long time marine professionalauthor, marine electronics guru and owner o

    Maritime Communications, Ken Englert.

    “We keep an eye on the national marine business

    help wanted ads. Over the last six months, ads for

    experienced marine workers have substantially

    increased. That is a good sign. In addition

    the NMMA reports that the marine industry

    consistently lags the RV industry by 6 months

    And right now I understand the RV business

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    his past month the California State Senate passed the California Sportshing Stimulus Act of 2015 unanimously. Senate Bill SB

    345, sponsored by the California Sportshing League (CSL) and authored by Senator Tom Berryhill and Assembly Member Frank

    Bigelow, aims to address California’s unprecedented decline in shing participation and increase shing license sales.

    “We are pleased that the California State Senate recognizes the importance of protecting recreational shing and the communities

    dependent on this great form of outdoor recreation to stimulate tourism and to protect jobs,” said Marko Mlikotin, CSL’s

    executive director.

    SB 345, as amended by the Senate Appropriations Committee, no longer includes a key provision championed by anglers that would replace California

    calendar-based shing license system with one that is valid for a full 12 months from the date of purchase. Proponents have vowed to restore the

    12-month shing license provision in the State Assembly.

    “Establishing a 12-month shing license is critical to reforming a costly shing license program that has contributed to an unprecedented decline in

    shing participation,” said Mlikotin. “It is our hope that California will follow the lead of other states that found that a 12-month shing license program

    can lead to greater shing license sales and state revenue. Only with the support of the State Assembly is greater reform within reach.”

    As amended, SB 345 aims to:

    • Create a junior shing license at a reduced base price of $15.00 (not including special permits), similar to the state’s junior hunting license.

    • Allow charitable organizations to use sh caught by anglers for charitable and organizational functions, and not subject the charities to nes if an

    event exceeds possession limits.


    In March, the California Sportshing League released a study that concluded that the number of annual shing license sales has decline over 55%

    since 1980, and at a rate of over 35,000 a year. The decline threatens critical hatchery and habitat restoration programs funded by shing license sales

    Senate Bill 345, sponsored by the California Sportshing League and introduced by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) and Assembly Member

    Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals). The legislation is supported by one of the largest and most diverse coalitions, including anglers, business, labor, local

    government and tourism. Recreational shing contributes over $4.9 billion in economic activity each year, supporting jobs and communities dependen

    on it for outdoor recreation and tourism.

    Story supplied by California Sportshing League.

    O N T H E R E C O R D



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    Due to the El Niňo, that is now ofcial,and the multiple hurricanes this pastmonth, the warm water and tuna havealready pushed up this way.

    Some really good reports are coming inlocally—it’s been a mixed bag with rock-sh, yellowtail, sheepshead ,and lingcod. All of these are mostly being caught withdead squid.

    Venturing south a little ways, theHuntington Flats have had a wide openyellowtail bite using n bait and blue andwhites jigs…there’s only one problem,everyone knows about it and they are allout there!

    If you want to break free of the localwaters and go down to the border, SanDiego shermen have been catchingboth bluen and yellown on the overnights—no dorado in the counts yet.

     All this talk of San Diego and yellownmakes me think I should head downthere myself!

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    • Marine electronics and installation

    • High performance rigging solutions,

    • Optimizing deck layout

    • Custom fiberglass and carbon fiber work.

    310-500-6216Jerome Sammarcelli

    The Santa Monica Bay was lled with purebred racers this past month on the weekend of Cal

    Race Week. Over 50 boats battled, in mostly moderate conditions for the coveted hardware.

    Two boats rode the bullet train scoring nothing but rsts: Marty Burke from King Harbor

    Yacht Club aboard the Beneteau 36.7 Bella Vita and of course Kurt Johnson and crew sailing

    the now legendary Avet  in the J-80 class. For full results go to

    Above; Michael and Simone Shocklee eyeing

    the weather mark in their Martin 242. Below

    Kurt Johnson sailing  Avet . Johnson won all ve of

    his races.

    There were only two boats in the class but the TP52 Bud  looked sharp winning all but one

    race against MdR’s Margaritaville in the big boat class. Photos Pat Reynolds.

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    Continued from page 17 

    sector is enjoying good times. I am a perennial

    optimist, and I think the worst is behind us and

    boating is headed for better times.”

    Well, I hope Ken is right, but I don’t see the

    “middle class economy” ever coming back, or

    the number of onerous regulations decreasing

    —only growing...ditto for the “Glowing Screen


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

     Licensed Sailing Master and has instructed,

    skippered charters, managed yachts and

     performed deliveries for more than 30 years.

     He can be reached for questions, comments,

    lessons, charters or consultation at 310-460-

    8946 or at [email protected].




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    Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club13589 Mindanao Way • Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    (310) 827-7692

    A Perfect Place in a Perfect Setting


    BBQ or home-cooked dinners from 5:00 - 7:00 andlive jazz or classic rock music from 4:00 - 7:00

    An ideal place for:

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    Having a Holiday Party? Need a venue?

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    ness breathtaking sunsets. We are located on the main channel adjacent to Burton Chace Park. Our

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    Do you think that GPS units without

    paper charts have a tendency to invoke a

    false sense of security?

    Absolutely. And it’s unfortunate. Don’t get

    me wrong, I’m in no way saying that GPS

    isn’t a good thing and important for people to

    have, but it’s kind of like someone thinking,

    “My car has cruise control so I don’t need

    to pay attention to the road.” You need to

    understand the underlying principles. It’s not

    a substitute for the traditional methods, but

    an aid to them. There are a number of things

    that a GPS will not tell you.

    Let’s say you’re in the Caribbean – a lot of

    those charts aren’t nearly as updated as the

    ones in U.S. coastal waters and there may be

    a rock sticking out that’s not on the chart. If

    you’re not paying attention and your GPS

    doesn’t say it’s there, you may think, “I’m

     just ne.”

      But an outdated paper chart and an

    outdated electronic chart are the same

    thing aren’t they?

    They are. But I’ve noticed that many peopletreat electronic devices (with color screens

    and three numbers after the decimal point—

    with more reverence than a roll-up paper

    chart. The GPS chart is only as good as the

    data that goes in it… so it may convey a false

    sense of accuracy and security.

    This nugget was provided by Charles Noble

    of the American Sailing Association.

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    SailboatsBeneteau Oceanis 400

    Timeshare/Partnership on Beneteau Oceanis 400.Tri-cabin model - two heads. Full electronics, refrig-

    eration, inverter, dinghy and outboard, windless, roller

    furler, full canvas. Professional lessons available if

    needed. No equity buy in. 3 Days, $300.00 per month

    - no long term commitment. Call Captain Richard

    Schaefer 310-460-8946

    Challenger 35’ 1976.

    Well equipped, roomy, ready for Mexico and beyond.

    Fresh rig and new main/mizzen. Professionally main-

    tained. David 310 597 3971

    Ericson 27’ 1974

    Mercury outboard 8hr, Many sails, needs some tlc

    $4,500 obo - Pls call rick at 818-445-9882

    Martin 242Predator: lightly used A sails, new running rigging, re-

    built trailer, big sail inventory, outboard, tactics. Ready

    to race. $14,000 Kathy 310-486-2367

    14’ Classic Enterprise sloop

     “Ku’ u ipo”

    (Euro Lido) Beautiful mahogany FRP epoxy. Spruce

    spars. $10 K all inclusive w/trailer. Fractional own-

    ership available. [email protected] 805 798-0493

    Power Boats 42’ 1981 Californian Trawler 

    2 3208 Cat diesels w 1400 hrs, all berglass 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. $69,000 Call for Appt- Al Lee 310-392-4193 or Gary at 310-293-9200.

    36’ Hatteras Sportfsher 

    1986 Sedan Cruiser in Pristine condition with ONLY

    300 hours on diesel Caterpillar engines! Located in

    MdR. 818-200-9770 - [email protected]


    10’2 Mercury

    2012 hypalon airoor $1,000. 310-822-8618

    Caribe dinghy

    Used 2009 10’3” 20hp honda $3500.- 310-823-4821

    9’6” hypalon dinghy

    New 2014 15 hp motor and steering system $8400.-


    AchillesVery good condition Achilles wood planks oor, roll-up

    dinghy. 3 p, 6HP max. Kept in storage. Pictures avail -

    able. $650. Arnaud 310-936-0138


     A very lightly used Achilles Inatable w/6 HP Tahat-

    su OB. Good condition, comes with a storage bag.

    Length 8’8”, Beam 4’8”, Weight 66 lb, Load Capacity

    840 lb, Person 4, Max HP 6. Denise 310-490-9432


    Apex Dinghy

    10’ apex rib 800 with chaps 310-822-8618

    Achilles Inatable

    9’ Achilles - 310 823-1105

    11’ Aquos w/ Motor Comes w/ 2014 2.5 Lehr Outboard & Oars, Aluminum

    oor and seats-$2000. Call Tom 661-645-6592

    8’ Quicksilver 

    Soft tail w/ motor bracket- $400. 310-822-8618

    Quicksilver Dinghy

    8’ quicksilver soft tail with motor bracket and all acces-

    sories $400 obo. 310-822-8618

    Trailers0’ - 13’ Boats $400-$1200

    14’ - 16’ Boats $600-$1200

    17’ - 21’ Boats $750-$1200

    24’ - 29’ Boats $3000


    Outboards/EnginesEvinrude 6HP6 HP long, like new 2 stroke (16 hours), (2) 3 gal tanks

    w/hoses, 2 sets new plugs, usher, service manual.

    $575. 310-378-5986

    Various Small Outboards

    6 merc 4stroke short $1,000

    9.8 Nissan 4 stroke short $1,300

    9.9 Honda long remote control included $1,800

    4 yamaha 4 stroke short $800


    Mercury 4 HP OB

    Only 5 hours. Long Shaft, external tank. Asking $900

    (new is $1400). 310-500-6216 - Ask for Jerome.

    LEHR 2.5HP Propane OB

    Like new, just serviced, short shaft. Asking $800 (new

    is over $1200). 310-500-6216 - Ask for Jerome.

    6 HP Suzuki

    2 x 9,9 Yamaha high thrust remote 25”. 20 Johnson

    remote 20”. 40 Evinrude remote 20”. 50 Mercury re-

    mote 20”. 75 Mercury trim 20”. 125 Force trim remote.

    Price is right! Call 310 823-1105.

    Other Stuff Tools

    George Biddle’s Boatwright’s complete tool shop for

    sale, bandsaw, power planer to hand tools. Including;

    clamps, chisels, & basic tools. Kathy 310-486-2367

    Compact Combination Washer Dryer 

    Hardly used / great condition Splendide brand Com-

    bination Washer and Condenser Dryer Model WD-

    C1024M. Great for boat. $350. Call (415) 513 2905.

    Sound Shield

    Complete Onan sound shield from a 1982 13kW die-

    sel genset. $25. Available for pickup in MdR. Blaine

    (310) 823-8218.

    Furuno 1721

    Display,dome,and mast cable; good, working condi-

    tion 695.00 call Mark, 310-995 5649

    Buoyant Vests

    4-Type II adult near shore buoyant vests in original

    storage bag with whistles; never used - $30

    Call 310-569-7991

    Big Boat Fenders

    Taylor-Made Big B, 10” x 26”, white, with 10’ x 9/16”

    lines, like new, 2 for $75. 310-378-5986Tiller 

    5 ft. long it ts a Catalina 38 in excellent condition $25

    reaching strut for catalina 38 in excellent condition

    $40. 310 866 9439

    Stuff - TV, Mounts, Chairs, Fender


    Stainless dinghy mounts $100, four large stainless

    fender holders $75 ea. stainless/wood chairs, $25 ea.

    Samsung at screen $100 - all in xlnt condition. 310-



     0’-13’ Boats $400-$1200

    14’-16’ Boats $600-$1200

    17’-21’ Boats $750-$1200

    24’-29’ Boats $3000



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


    Spinnaker,2 drifters and a genoa for sale from a 28’

    Lancer. Very good condition. Call 213 706 8364


    Fortress FX-23 Anchor $150 - 310-391-6174

    SailsHunter 460 UK

    Vertical batten Selden in-mast main, like new: E=18’-

    8” P=48’-3” $1,500

    Hunter 460 UK

    Selden in-mast main, used 1 year: E=18’-8” P=48’-

    3” $1,000

    Hunter 460 UK Roller Furling

    Tape drive 125% Genoa, used 1 year: Luff= 52’-4”

    Foot= 20’ $1,000

    Doyle 1.5 oz. Cruising Spinnaker

    (ts our Hunter 460) $1,000 Steve

    310-528-0717 - [email protected]

    Donate BoatsLooking for Boat Donation

    Marine Mammal Research

    The Ocean Conservation Society, that conducts

    valuable research of marine mammals in the Santa

    Monica Bay, is looking for boat donations. There are

    many benets to donating your boat. Please [email protected]..

    Cash For Your Boat !

    Power or sail, Yachts to dinghys 310-849-2930

    Donate Your Boat

    LA Area Council Boy Scouts of America need your

    boat or boat gear as donation to support essential and

    formative youth programs, please call 310-823-2040

    or E-mail [email protected]

    Donate your boat

    To SOS, a non prot organization helping and thank-

    ing our past and present Veterans. Www.supportin- 888-658-8884

    Donate Your Boat

    Free Classieds! Under 25 Words

     Must be emailed  to [email protected]

    Two issue run (non-commercial)

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    Receive a substantial tax deduction. Support youth

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

    Donate Your Boat

    Bringing the classroom to the ocean.Turn your

    donation into tomorrow’s scientists and doctors. 310-



    Schaefer Rigging -. Repair, installations, clean-

    ing, winch service, lazy-jacks, topping lifts, halyard

    replacement, reeng systems, inspections, written

    surveys with video. Serving Marina del Rey to Long

    Beach. Call Nathan Schaefer 805-667-7758.

    [email protected]

    Canvas Boat Covers and Repairs

    New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water

    repellency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242

    Come Sail with Capt. Royall!

    Fun Charters, professional deliveries, sail or power-

    boat lessons, video or photo shoots, private skipper,

    personable and experienced.

    www.royallcharters. com 310-367-3415

    USCG Licensed 100-ton

    Master Captain

    Deliveries/Lessons/Private Captain. Experienced,

    Courteous, Safe and Fun! Contact Jeffry Matzdorff323.855.0191 [email protected]. Jeffry Matzdorff.


    Photographic - Video

    How about an awesome in-water photo shoot for

    your pride and joy. When you are at your desk and

    can’t be with her, you can stare lovingly at a profes-

    sionally shot photo. OR how about a mini-doc video

    of your next race? 310-397-1887


    For new winery in Northern California.

    Contact for info at: [email protected]

    30’ Catalina sailboat

    1982-1985, diesel preferred

    Call bob 310-286-7500, ext. 228

    Boat Partner 

    Long-time experienced former boat owner interested

    in partnership or sharing expenses 36-55’ boat for

    cruising and shing. Ken 916 425-6650

    [email protected]

    Unicorn Trainer 

    I have a unicorn that is completely out of his mind. If

    you have experience with these mythical pains in the

    ass please call 310-397-1887.


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