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Issue #80September 2009

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


Discover Marina del ReyMDR Historical Society Preserves Local Archives

Interview With Beaches And Harbor Director

Climbing the Rig Safely

Horn Signals

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So I’m just about to go to sleep one night and I hear someone talking outside of the boat. My fi rst reaction is fear because I’m just wired up that way – I fi gure someone has lost their mind and has chosen to start their killing spree with me. But a moment after that I relax and evaluate...It’s a woman’s voice – that’s good, I feel less threatened by them. I generally think I could take them in a fi ght and I know most of them are relatively non-violent. Ok, I relax a bit more and stick my head out of the companionway. A lady is on the cell phone outside the boat.

“Oh hi,” she says. “Someone stole my dinghy – I’m looking for it.”

“That’s too bad,” I reply as a head sticking out of a boat. “Why don’t you call the Sheriff?”

“I don’t know their number,” she


“Hold on, I think I have it here in The Mariner,” I reached into the boat for issue 79 and handed it to her.

She thanked me and called the Sheriff. It was then I realized I was a Mariner reader. The thing served a purpose. For the fi rst time I saw The Mariner not as a place for all my typos and dog jokes, but as a useful element on the local scene.

I started to read the thing, enjoying the articles, perusing the classifi eds and reveling in all the pretty pictures.

“This thing is great!” I said out loud.

I read the editors comments, laughing at every word. “My word!” I exclaimed. “This guy is very very witty!”

Later, after drinking a great deal, I became angry that there wasn’t enough politics in the rag and I hated the glorifi cation of killing fi sh in the fi shing section so I wrote an angry letter to the moron in charge.

In the morning I woke up, fully clothed, shoes still on, with the angry letter in hand. I read it – apologized to myself - then apologized back and carried on with my day... better for the experience.

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Thanks for picking it up!

Cover: Fisherman’s Village 1972. Photo courtesy of MDR Historical Society.


Coming Events 4

Off The Wire 6

What’s Up at the Mast-Up? 10A Conversation with Santos Kreimann

History Captured 12MDR Historical Society

Safely Aloft 14Stan Harris Discusses Mast Climbing

Catalina Currents 16Island Songs by Richard Schaefer

Powertails 18MDR Angeler’s Fishing TripRacing 20

Ask the Experts - Horn Signals 23

Ask Mookie 24

Classifi eds 26

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September 19Microbrew Fest at Two Harbors

Celebrate our 7th Annual Microbrew Fest in the delight of hand crafted microbrews, while being entertained by live music. Located on the main beach in Two Harbors, this is a fun event for all beer enthusiasts. For more info, Leslie Luchau at (310) 510-4249 or [email protected]

September 19 Coastal Clean Up Day

End-of-summer volunteer local beach and marina clean up day. 9am–noon. Please call for directions and instructions. More info – 800-432-5229.

September 24CYC Luncheon: Cruising to the North Pole and Chasing a Total

Solar EclipseGlobal adventurer, Rich Abele, will share highlights of his cruise aboard Russia’s newest and largest nuclear icebreaker to the North Pole. This cruise included polar bear sightings, helicopter landings in Franz Josef Land as well as chasing and experiencing a total solar eclipse off the coast of Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean. This is a presentation that you will not want to miss. Happy Half Hour – Noon. Bountiful Buffet Luncheon – 12:15 p.m. Presentation 12:30 p.m. $15.15 includes Luncheon, tax, service and parking. Reservations appreciated. Open to all who love yachting, as a public service of CYC - 4469 Admiralty Way – Marina del Rey – 310.823.4567 – www.CalYachtClub.com

September 25-27Catalina Island Blues Festival

Catalina Island will host a full weekend of musical entertainment when the Catalina Island Blues Festival returns to Avalon featuring headliners Taj Mahal and Robert Cray for a special concert in the world famous Casino Ballroom, the festival invites visitors to enjoy a complete line-up of musical entertainment. Tickets: $30 to $150. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Show Begins at 7:00 p.m. Got to www.visitcatalinaisland.com for more info.

September 27Fisherman’s Village Weekend

Concert Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band. Live jazz, Latin, R&B, Pop, Blues concerts outdoors in the plaza near the lighthouse, every Saturday and

Sunday, weather permitting. 1- 4 p.m. (2 - 5 p.m. summer). Free.

October 3Buccaneer’s Day at Two Harbors

Argh Mateys!! Come celebrate 20 years of Pirate fun. Don your best pirate loot & attire and sail on over for a fun fi lled day of treasure hunts, costume contests, great food and live music. For more info call Leslie Luchau at (310) 510-4249.

October 11Discover Marina del Rey Dey in

Burton Chace ParkEnjoy live music, food, community booths, sailboat races; plus U.S. Coast Guard, L.A. County Fire and Lifeguard demonstrations. Free. Children’s infl atable activities and games require $5 bracelet. For more info call 310-305-9545.

October 14California Yacht Club

Yachting Dinner“Commodore’s Viking Adventure Cruise to Alaskan Fjords” Presented by CYC Commodore John Isaksen and Pam Spriggs.Led by Commodore John Isaksen - motivated by his Norwegian Viking heritage of exploration -- these adventurers cruised aboard the MS Statendam up the Pacifi c coast from Vancouver, B.C. to Seward, Alaska. Visiting ports along the way such as fabled Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, they explored each venue with its own unique attractions -- all steeped in the abundant myths and realities of “Gold Rush” history. No-Host cocktails 5:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner 6:00 PM • Presentation 7:00 p.m. $19 includes Dinner, tax, service and parking. Reservations required. Open to all who enjoy yachting and adventure, as a public service of CYC. 4469 Admiralty Way – Marina del Rey – 310.823.4567 – www.CalYachtClub.org

October 16 – 17 Cruisers Weekend

Cruise on over to Two Harbors and enjoy a relaxing weekend fi lled with seminars, exhibits & live music. Sponsored by Latitudes & Attitudes and The Log Newspaper. For more info call Leslie Luchau at (310) 510-4249.

OngoingSailing Singles of

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

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

Marina Sunday Sailing ClubWe 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. 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.marinasinglesailors.org

Single Mariners Meeting Social meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Pacifi c Mariners Yacht Club on 13915 Panay Way in Marina del Rey. Meeting donation is $7.00, which includes a light buffet dinner. At these meetings, skippers and crew sign up for day sails. On sailing days the Single Mariners meet at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Marina del Rey Hotel on 13534 Bali Way, spend the afternoon sailing and then return to the docks for a wine and cheese social. Novices are welcome and encouraged. For more info call (310) 289-3338.

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 Sandy Penrod. at [email protected] or on the web at www.wsasmb.org.

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].

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Good weather and lower gas prices, which typically lead to an increase in overall boating traffi c, have been offset by the recession. “Except for the Northeast, weather has generally been good, and fuel prices remain around $3.50 per gallon at the fuel dock, down about a dollar or so from last summer’s highs. But the economy has been a bigger factor,” added Cardarelli.

A May 2009 survey of BoatU.S. members foreshadowed this recent news. When asked how they planned to use their boat this summer, about half of the respondents said they would reduce cruising distances, stay closer to home and reduce the number of boating trips/days, among other cost-cutting measures. “The middle class is boating’s bread and butter, and like everyone else, these families are feeling the strain on their budget for discretionary activities,” added Cardarelli.

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The Mariner: Many mast-up tenants have the same question - why such a stiff increase in rates?Kreimann: In terms of the rent increase, the fees we’ve been charging haven’t been raised for over 20 years. We did a pretty extensive survey to determine what the rates should be – I think we’re within the market range.

The Mariner: I don’t know if it’s paying the “market rate” that has tenants up in ire as much as it is the speed at which the County arrived at that amount. What do you think about that?

Kreimann: I look at it in reverse. The people have been receiving a below marketing rate for over 20 years.

The Mariner: Do you think they’re cognizant of that?Kreimann: I don’t think they are.

The Mariner: For that reason do you understand their surprise?Kreimann: Yeah, I can understand their concern about the percentage increase but it’s comparable to the other mast-up storage in the

What’s Up at the Mast-Up?

An Exclusive Conversation with Department of Beaches and Harbors Director Santos Kreimann

The Mariner caught up with Department of Beaches and Harbors Director Santos Kreimann to discuss the recent rate hikes at the mast-up Storage facility on Fiji Way in Marina del Rey. Many tenants were more than alarmed at the stiff increases that averaged over 50%.

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surrounding areas.

The Mariner: It would seem that raising theserents so much and so fast is no way to endear yourself to the boating community. Does the County consider its moves in those terms?Kreimann: We always consider the boater in terms of our decision making. We realize that this is an active boating community.

The Mariner: What about the backlash in situations like these?Kreimann: We understand that no matter what we do there will be backlash. For example, when we inherited the Dock 47 slips [Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club] we did raise the fees and we received a lot of criticism for that. We did, at that point, stagger the increase in the fees over a three year period and we received the same sort of criticism. In this particular case, we realized that we hadn’t raised the fees in over 20 years and even at the rate we’re charging we are still right in the middle of the market. So we still think it’s a good bargain.

The Mariner: You would grant the tenants are justifi ed in being shocked by such a dramatic increase?Kreimann: Yeah, of course.

The Mariner: What if you were to have sent a letter to tenants explaining the County’s need to charge more with a future date stated, so they could prepare. In my mind, that might have kept the backlash to a minimum. The County seems to have an adversarial identity amongst many boaters, do you guys feel it?Kreimann: Of course – every meeting we go to.

The Mariner: So what’s wrong with taking amore gradual approach?Kreimann: There is nothing wrong with that approach. One of the things we had to consider is that we’ve also made some pretty signifi cant improvements to the mast-up storage.

The Mariner: I know it’s been repaved – whatother improvements have been made?Kreimann: We upgraded the electrical poles, we put in new fencing, new automatic gates, and we re-striped it.

The Mariner: What do you say to those whosay the mast-up storage is being set up to fail so the property can be used for other purposes?Kreimann: There’s no truth to that. I have no plans on getting rid of it. We’re not planning on getting out of the mast-up storage business. The fact that we invested on improving the infrastructure – why would anyone think we are getting rid of it? As a matter of fact, there’s an RFP to develop that site and one of the

components included in the RFP that needs to be maintained is the mast-up storage.

The Mariner: As it sits now?Kreimann: We haven’t received any conceptual plans on it yet but the number of spaces will remain constant. Will they move it somehow? I have no idea. It’s a possibility depending on what the development folks present to us.

The Mariner: But it will remain close to the ramps?Kreimann: Correct.

The Mariner: Are there vacancies in the mast-up storage or is there a waiting list? There seems to be confusion about that.Kreimann: We do have some vacancies and there is a waiting list - the issue is this; we are going down the waiting list as judicially as we possibly can. The spaces are reserved while people get all their ducks in a row. We try to give people an opportunity to get all their paper work in order.

The Mariner: I’ve heard there are as many 73 open spots.Kreimann: I don’t know if there are 73 spots available or empty. Some of those empty spots are from people who might be sailing or they took their boat to another area or what have you, so I don’t know the number, but I do know we’re going down the list as quickly as we possibly can. I don’t think we have over 70 people on the waiting list.

The Mariner: If I want to get a boat into themast-up will it be a long wait?Kreimann: No it won’t be.

The Mariner: Am I forgetting to ask you something that would be very incriminating for you but very good for my publication?Kreimann: [laughing] No. We’re on the up and up and we’re also working on our customer service. I’ve heard from several individuals who have had concerns about our response times and some things that need to be addressed. We’re defi nitely on it. Customer service is an important component for me. I appreciate the public bringing these things to my attention so I can address them. Sometimes when you’re sitting at the Director position you don’t hear everything you want to hear. I don’t shy away from constructive criticism. I think we’ve done a good job at doing that.

The Mariner: In what format do you prefer that “constructive criticism”? E-mail, phone?Kreimann: E-mails are always good – I take phone calls as well. I make myself available to the public to talk about these issues and I welcome it.



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arina del Rey sits on the brink of major changes, with large-scale building projects waiting to begin in almost every available lot. Construction has

begun on some parcels while others wait for approval from the public or a fi nancial institution – perhaps both. The “redevelopment” will change everything. Activists and members of the community fi ll meeting rooms in an attempt to shape the imminent change, but whatever is decided, it will come and it will be substantial.

This small seaside town is growing up and out of its current wardrobe. At 47-years-old, the area is just a tadpole in “city years” but is experiencing its fi rst taste of being dated and like us all, feeling the weight of being a component in the bustling, hectic world of one of the nation’s largest cities.

On October 11th, at Discover Marina del Rey

Day in Burton Chace Park, the recently formed Marina del Rey Historical Society will be displaying and discussing the formative years of what is known as America’s largest man made harbor and educating the curious about how Marina del Rey came to be.

The organization was started by long time resident and merchant Willie Hjorth of Mare Sails and Photographer Greg Wenger who has been documenting this area since he started working with local publications back in 1970. Both Hjorth and Wenger were friends with Dinghy publisher Darien Murray who was working towards archiving photos and documents when she suddenly died. They continued to collect pieces after her death and in 2007 offi cially formed the organization.

Hjorth moved to MDR in 1963, Wenger in 1969, and both have been active in the community all along. It’s fi tting that these two residents would carry the torch, as they have been very involved

in shaping the marina through the years. Wenger was part owner of the local boating publication The Dinghy, for decades and also shot thousands of photos for the Argonaut Newspaper. Hjorth once ran the Marina del Rey Boat Parade, the Pioneer Skippers, she was involved with the Marina Foundation and was very invested in the movement to save the library. After the passing of Murray, she knew they had to put these materials together and now that they have she is delighted.

“I’ve been so surprised at the response,” said Hjorth of the reaction to forming the group. “We got calls from all sorts of supportive people within this world. I knew historical societies existed, but I had no idea the interaction amongst them.”

“It started with the fact that I have had, for many years now, the offi cial contract with the County to do photography work,” said Wenger of how he got involved. “I would be in the county offi ces

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MHistory Captured

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often and one rainy day in February I saw two banker boxes sitting in the hallway. I asked what was in them and was told photos.”

Wenger said he was told the prints were about to be dumped because they had gotten wet. Apparently and serendipitously, the negatives still existed downtown meaning these photos weren’t necessary, so the veteran photographer asked if he could have them.

“I brought them home, looked at them and said – these are really interesting. They were photos of early dredging and Opening Day ceremonies.”

From there he looked to bridge the gap between the early photos he was collecting and the library he had of his own shots that began in 1972. As time passed, he and Hjorth would assemble an impressive stockpile of historic memorabilia.

The Historical Society tracks the history from when M.L. Wicks attempted to turn the Ballona Creek Estuary into a commercial harbor back in 1886. While Wicks went bankrupt in his pursuit of turning an oil fi eld into a harbor, his idea remained. In the late 1930s, a feasibility study was conducted and it was seriously considered, but World War II put the plan on ice.

One of the documents that the historical Society will present is a copy of the River and Harbor Act, from 1954, that made offi cial, under President Eisenhower’s signing, the building of Marina del Rey. Seven million, seven hundred and thirty-eight dollars was the estimate for the project and workers broke ground in January of 1957. By ’62 they were building roads and the fi rst anchorage, Westside Marina, was opened for business with 285 slips available. The following year the place was starting to look livable with businesses opening and streetlights installed, but something wasn’t quite right with the harbor itself. There were problems with “wave action” and according to the Department of Beaches and Harbors the marina, “suffered storm damage so severe in the winter of 1962-63 that an emergency program was initiated to provide protection from wave action.”

The detached breakwater was built late in ’63 and from there Marina del Rey was up and running. The Society will present photos and documents of the construction process, Opening Day (April 10, 1965) and many shots through these formative years.

For more information about the Marina del Rey historical Society call (310) 578-1001.

Photos courtesy of the Marina del Rey Historical Society

Left: Marina del Rey as it looked in 1964 - the Marina del Rey Hotel had just been built. Above: A & B basin in 1962. Below: Venice Oil Field 1938. Bottom: Catalina seaplane 1969.

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After local rigger Mary Ellen Rose fell from a 45-foot mast a couple of months ago and suffering serious injury, a sailboat owner recently fell from the spreaders of a Catalina 42, also suffering substantial damage to his back. Clearly this is an opportune time to discuss the correct and safe ways of climbing a mast. The Mariner caught up with local rigger Stan Harris who has been climbing masts for over 40-years.

Just another day at work for rigger Stan Harris.

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What’s the fi rst thing someone should consider when they’re about to climb a mast?Harris: Believe it or not, the fi rst thing I tell people, when they’re pulling themselves up is to make sure their hands are clean. Secondly, and this is very crucial - inspect the halyard and pertinent equipment closely. And thirdly, use a 3-1 or 4-1 purchase depending on a person’s given strength. As for rope - I defi nitely recommend half inch three strand. I think the three strand provides a safer grip.

What about the chair?Harris: I recommend people use the canvas chairs with the D-rings on top and a belt made out of the material you see on seat belts that goes from one ring down under and up to the other D-ring. From that point there should be a headboard type shackle that’s usually on the main. It’s a gigantic no-no to have a snap shackle.

Once they are up and stopped, I recommend they pull a full bight of the hauling line under and through the D-rings–then take two half hitches around the whole standing part of the fall above the D-rings. There’s four lines with the 3-1. The last line coming down is not part of the purchase – it’s a change in direction only. The last line is the one you pull on.

How about Safety lines?Harris: The safety line can be attached anywhere – to the D-rings or another spot that’s very well sewn and secure. That line should be long enough so you can put a rolling hitch around the mast. A rolling hitch will hold.

Another technique is using the main halyard and the main topping lift if the boat has one. Remove the lift from the boom and tie it securely on deck. On the lift, attach an ascender with a short line to tie to the chair. The ascender is like a big cam cleat that mountain climbers use, so as you go up, you push the ascender up on the other line. If anything happens to the line your on – the ascender will hold you from falling.

What’s a bounce test?Harris: I do this every time I go up. I get above the main boom and vigorously bounce to test the line that’s holding me.

What halyard is best to go up on?Harris: I prefer to always go up on the main because it runs along the back of the mast and you don’t run into the equipment that’s often on the front of a mast, but if that’s not possible my next choice is the jib halyard because it runs over the top of the masthead and down, so it’s quite secure. The other option is the spin halyard – that’s ordinarily hanging from a block. It’s usually safe enough but since it involves a hanging block, it’s not as safe as the others.



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By: Captain Richard Schaefer

oats and islands have a certain mystique - romance, adventure, dreams and memories. The older I get, it all seems to be more of memories and yesterday than of dreams and

tomorrow. Now, you won’t fi nd any rum, eye-patches, peg-leg and parrot sea shanties here (well maybe under “Honorable Mention”). Just songs I’ve always felt belonged in a quiet anchorage or rolling along on a close reach - an island on the horizon.

I have made two lists. The reason is simple, Jimmy Buffett needs a “Top Ten” of his own. All these songs are available on YouTube, or elsewhere on the net - but YouTube has most of ‘em. Just beware of “live” versions - sound and quality just aren’t there in most cases.

So get comfy in front of your computer. Mix a tall glass of whatever you like, stick a little umbrella in it, and drift out to sea.

Top Ten Island And Boat Songs - Countdown

10. Whoa, I’m Goin’ to Barbados - Typically Tropical. You say you never heard of it ...well, take the fl ight with Captain Tobias Wilcock aboard Coconut Airways. The sky is blue and the palm trees are really cool, mon.9. Sailing - Christopher Cross. From the obscure to the familiar and well worn. “...if the wind is right you can sail away and fi nd tranquility.”

8. Sloop John B - Beach Boys. The surviving “Boys” are now a little long in the tooth, but the song still plays well under sail. Someday I must tell my Dennis Wilson story - in the meantime, “Hoist up the John B’s sail - see how the main sail sets...”

7. An American Dream - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Not bad for a Country band. I can almost feel the sand underfoot on a moon lit beach. “...your voice tickles down inside my ear - I feel a tropical vacation is near. I think Jamaica in the moonlight...”

6. Mexico - James Taylor. Has the feel of a Jimmy Buffett song, but Taylor owns it. Great acoustic guitar work - an antidote for the 405 Freeway. “Ohhh Mexico, sounds so sweet with

the sun sinking low.”

5. Sitting Here in Limbo - Jimmy Cliff. A great song when refl ecting on the might-have-beens and should-have-beens of life - usually over a drink, or two. “Sitting here in limbo, waiting for the dice to roll - sitting here in limbo, got some time to search my soul...”

4. Asimbonanga - Johnny Clegg and Savuka. Sort of an arcane song - actually an African tribute/death song for martyrs of apartheid. Years ago, I read an article about it and recall that the rhythm was based on a Zulu death chant. It is lyrically haunting and totally captivating. For whatever reason, I always found it good and fi t company aboard a boat resting at anchor or ghosting into a quiet bay...“Oh the sea is cold and the sky is gray - look across the island into the bay - we are all islands until comes the day, we cross the burning waters...”

3. Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills and Nash. Wonderful lyrics. Solid performance by great musicians. YouTube’s “live” video of this one is a keeper. “In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you - but on a midnight watch I realized

Island Songs


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why twice you ran away - Chorus - Think about how many times I have fallen - Spirits usin’ me, larger voices calliin’ - What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten...”

2. Almost Jamaica- The Bellamy Brothers. Great song and a great video (google to fi nd - but worth the effort). Beach or boat - you won’t be able to sit still. “She loved the hurricane warnings, and the tropical breeze - she loves coconuts and love songs, with a little reggae breeze - Chorus - It was almost Jamaica, almost paradise - it was almost Jamaica, it was almost real nice.” Theme of my life - Almost Jamaica... almost real nice.1. Back to the Island - Leon Russell. This elegiac song has haunted me since the fi rst time I heard it - more than 30 years ago. It’s about a “once in a lifetime” love that just wouldn’t work. It is somehow lyrically reminiscent of the Eagles, “The Best of My Love” which, I believe, was released about the same time. Song has a backing track of tropical night birds and rolling/thundering combers crashing on the reef, and an enchanting female chorus. If this doesn’t sweep you away in a wash of bittersweet memories either you haven’t loved, and lost or you have no soul. “Now the day is gone and I sit alone and think of you girl. What can I do, without you in my life? I guess our guessing game just had to end this way. The hardest one to lose of all the games we played.

“But the time is past, for living in a dream world - Lying to myself, can’t make that scene...

Of wondering if you loved me or just making a fool of me - well, I hope you understand I just had to go back to the island - Chorus - And watch the sun go down - listen to the sea roll in...but I’ll be thinking of you and how it might have been...I hope you understand, I just had to go back, to the island”

Buffett’s Best (or at least, my favorites).

Now, I don’t want to start a Parrot Head civil war over this list - so all you Buffett buffs - relax - these are just my picks.

10. Cowboy in the Jungle - Son of a Sailor album.

9. Cheeseburger in Paradise - Son of a Sailor.

8. Boat Drinks - Songs You Know by Heart

7. Jolly Mon Sings - Last Mango in Paris (my little girl loves this song - therefore, I do too).

6. Manana - Son of a Sailor

5. Changes in Latitudes - Changes in Attitudes - Songs You Know by Heart

4. Volcano - Songs You Know by Heart

3. Son of a Son of a Sailor - Album of the same name.

2. Margaritaville - Songs You Know by Heart1. A Pirate Looks at Forty Songs You Know by Heart. Great lyrics - except that now both Jimmy and I are looking over our shoulders at 50, and thinkin’ that it looked pretty good, after all.

And fi nally, a few “Honorable Mentions”:

1. Brandy - Looking Glass

2. The Last Farewell - Roger Whitaker

3. Lahaina - Loggins and Messina

4. John Crow - Jimmy Cliff

5. Calypso - John Denver

6. Barrett’s Privateers - Stan Roberts (a real pirate song - Johnny Depp would pee his pants)

7. Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin

8. Pina Colada Song - Rupert Holmes

9. I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff

10. He Went to Paris - Jimmy Buffett

So now, all you techno types, jump on line and MP3 or iPod yourself some island music. Luddite that I am, I’m still having trouble with cassettes. Now, 8 tracks there was a system. Talk about high fi delity - no problem with “sound compression” there....hey, where are you goin’?

Richard Schaefer is a USCG Licensed Sailing Master with more than 25 years experience. He is available for lessons, charters deliveries and consultation. He can be reached at 310-460-8946 or e-mail at, [email protected].



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Story courtesy of the Marina del Rey Anglers – amended by The Mariner

ids from Councilwoman Janice Hahn’s district 15, situated mostly in the Watts/San Pedro area, boarded the Betty-O last month and took part in one of the many fi shing trips the Marina del Rey Anglers offer children from the greater Los Angles area. For this trip, Hahn’s staff organized and scheduled kids from several nonprofi t children’s groups in the 15th district including the Watts Gang Task Force, The Watts Grief Counseling Center and other agencies helping kids in their community. Many of the kids had been fi shing before, but some had never been on a boat and some had never seen the Pacifi c Ocean.

Hahn’s offi ce was looking for ways to immerse kids from District 15 into safe, healthy, outdoor and alternative experiences and Brown promised to introduce them to kids fi shing programs including Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club, 976TUNA Youth Fishing and of course his club’s long term MDRA Youth Fishing Program.

“My friends at LARRC, 976TUNA and MDRA all really came through and showed these kids a great time,” said Larry Brown, a director with Marina del Rey Anglers. “They rallied and added these kids to their already busy schedules and full budgets.

“These trips are a great way for kids to experience the wonders of the ocean and take them out of the stress and realities of their environments, even if just for the day,” Brown continued. “Each trip is accompanied by four or fi ve MDRA club members who serve as mentors, teaching the children the basics of ocean fi shing and marine conservation.”

The Anglers fund these trips with money generated from the annual Halibut Derby and for many years have provided a staff to walk children through a day out on the ocean. The club hosts community service organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts, LAPD Activity League, L.A. Sheriffs Youth Groups, Churches, City and County Youth Shelters and also kids from the Braille Institute and Mychal’s Learning Center, which cares for children with Downs and Autism.

“The Derby has made it possible for our organization to host tens of thousands of great kids on fi shing trips and the successfully release over 100,000 juvenile white sea bass,” said MDRA’s President Kenneth Raymond. “This makes me and all of my fellow MDRA members darn proud.”

The kids from Hahn’s district, by all accounts, had a good time out on the Betty-O. Like almost all trips they host, every kid caught fi sh. Some were bragging about catching as many as 10, but MDR Anglers tried to mix fun with learning as they seized opportunities to teach the importance of conservation. Every fi sh caught was carefully released back into the ocean and the kids were instructed of the importance of holding on to and disposing of the wrappers of the free snacks and drinks they were given.

They were also told how fi sh, sea birds and turtles suffer painful deaths by eating plastic wrappers, bags, styrofoam bits and cigarette butts when confusing them as sources of food.

Kid’s Stuff!


Marina del Rey Anglers host fi shing trips for young people all across the Los Angeles area teaching lesson about conservation and our local waterways.

Photo courtesy of Marina del Rey Anglers

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So here’s the deal. There have been a few hurricanes down south that have pushed warm water towards us. With temps in the mid 70’s it has made the season a bit longer and we’re now fi nding the pelagics are fi nally coming a bit more frequently. Now you can get yellowfi n, dorado, and marlin within a days drive.

Catalina is still kicking out white sea bass and yellow tail on the backside around the Silver Canyon area where the squid boats are raising squid. As an angler, a year like this is what we look and hope for. Solid local fi shing indicates the ocean is still healthy for certain species and that’s good.

Around Santa Monica Bay the bass bite is good with the evening bite a better bet. You can still fi ll bags with bottom fi shing - let’s just wait and see if this push of warm water will give the local fi shermen a chance to get some of the fi sh on those outside banks.

On the Bait Seine-Inseine baits has cured sardines and anchovies. If your looking for lager bait the mackerel are right outside the breakwater and a small chum bucket with a Sabiki rig will fi ll your bait-tank.

I’m heading out looking for dorado and marlin.

Until next time........... tight lines.

You can contact Dave Kirby at [email protected].

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Race Information: www.pssala.com

PSSA is a sailing association for single and double-handed racers of all levels. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at Santa Monica Windjam-mers Yacht Club at 8 p.m.

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In an area where cruising grounds are somewhat limited - King Harbor, Paradise Cove or a 5 - 7 hour sail to Catalina Island, challenges are scarce. Without the benefi t of dozens of little coves and seaside towns to crawl around, some sailors are looking for a way to expand their horizons and raise their skill level. Local racing can fi t that bill - any racer will tell you that competing around the cans accelerates the learning process in a hurry and makes better sailors. That said, many cruisers or new sailors are hesitant to get into racing because of the intimidation factor - lots of rules, screaming skippers and complicated strategy. This is why some benevolent long-time racers created the Homeport Regatta – to provide a safe environment for sailors who want to learn the age-old sport of yacht racing without feeling like they’re going to get into an accident or ruin someone else’s time.

This year leading up to the regatta on November 7, local luminaries Art Engel, Bruce Fleck and Tim Tunks will be holding workshops about various subjects on October 28th and November 4th.

Engel, known as a U.S. Sailing Rule guru, will help explain the rules of the road and provide background knowledge to help keep new racers out of trouble, Bruce Fleck, a one design racing expert, will look to help people navigate the course and will give a talk on “how not to lose a race”. And long time racer and former Sportsman of the Year Tim Tunks will provide basic tips on sail trim and crew tips to help get effi ciently around the course.

The event is free in hopes of encouraging new people to join racing and build local fl eets. The event is sponsored by ASMBYC, and hosted this year by Fairwind Yacht Club with help from the South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club. Sailing Instructions can be found on the www.ASMBYC.org and www.FYC.org web sites. There will be food and cheap drinks at the event, and prizes for the winners.

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We awoke this morning to 25 - 30 from the SE here at Rangiroa. We were planning on diving. I was downloading the weather to share with our group on 4A for the Pacifi c High Rise net, 0630 local time and then...

A single hander off our bow starts to drag. He starts the engine, gets the rode fouled on his prop, his roller furler is now coming undone and he’s about 1 1/2 boat lengths off our port side. We too are having big chop here in lovely but unprotected from the SE winds; Rangiroa. This atoll is so large, we might as well be at sea. The little hook on the motu in front of us is keeping the anchorage from looking like “Victory at Sea”.

I try to hail this guy on the radio. He has a hand held in his hand. I’m waving my microphone at him as in, “pick up the radio”. He absolutely goes “deer in the head lights” frozen. Can’t move. I fi gure he’s French and can’t speak English. I start the engines and Cindy keeps us away from our neighbor. I drop the dinghy, (loosing one of the davit lines out the rope clutch in the “breeze”, after re-threading it, it now has a fi gure eight knot in the end).

I Dinghy over to him. Ask if he speaks English, he says he’s an Aussie from San Pedro, near Los Angeles, single handing and doesn’t have a lot of experience!....I of course at this point am fl abbergasted. I ask him why he didn’t try to hail me on the radio which he still has in his hand? He says, “I don’t know?”

He tells me he has no idea how to get out of the fi x he’s in. First, we have to cut his genoa sheet loose just to not be killed by its fl apping about. Next, we unroll the whole sail and I ask him to lower the halyard. He doesn’t know which winch the genoa halyard is on!..... I’m sure you’re getting the picture here...

I tell him to go haul the sail down while I fi gure out where the halyard is. Having done that, we stuff the sail down the forward hatch.

Now mind you he’s stern to the wind. When he dragged, he tried to stop it by turning on the engine and managed to wrap the rode in the prop.

I go back to my boat and put on the scuba gear,

swim over and take a look. Sure enough, six wraps. I organize him to have a second anchor line and I shackle it to his chain. He tried to go over the bow pulpit with it. I stopped him and got him to put it through the bow roller. We take up the slack and I ask him to release the original rode. He can’t as the bitter end is knotted up against the deck and has to cut it.

I go below to unwrap his prop and fi nd with the boat pitching 3 - 4 feet up in the air, I’m not willing to die to save him 40 feet of anchor line, so I cut it with my dive knife. Now he has a functioning engine and his boat swings bow to the seas and we are getting somewhere..I reattach the pieces of cut anchor line to double him up as the shackle he gave me for the backup line had to be put OVER the chain in between links and though stainless, was only 3 mm. That’s why I wanted him doubled up in case the shackle let go.

Now I ask him to re-anchor and now see a mysterious Polynesian who has appeared to help him out as well. The guy speaks no English. It turns out he was just a good Samaritan dropped off by a friend from the beach in a dinghy. He gets one big “atta boy” from me.

John, (the owner - boat name still unknown as it’s not painted on the stern), believes he should just tighten up his gear and it’ll be fi ne. I tell him, “Now that you’ve dragged, you’ll be right on my bow if the wind shifts, if that’s what you’re going to do, I’m moving my boat right now”. I convince him to pick up a local mooring that in the guide books say are fi ne for cruisers to use.

Good thing too!...his windlass it turns out,

burned out two days ago and it takes him and our Polynesian friend an hour to get the hook up by hand. The wind has backed off to 5 knots now. His knock off Bruce anchor by Lewmar is just hanging on a piece of coral. If it lets go, he’s on the reef in about one minute.

They cannot get the anchor up off the bottom by hand as it’s at least 30 kg. I put two lift bags on it and fl oat it to the surface while they poorly manage keeping the boat head to wind and seas in the now rebuilding conditions.

He goes to get on the mooring. There is no painter to it. I get the cut piece of anchor line, make a bridle out of it that he can slip when he’s ready to leave. Snorkel down 4 meters to get it attached. I’m now out of the Scuba gear, but back in the water.

This is now happening in 30 knots of wind and our Polynesian Friend has no idea how to drive a mono hull sailboat and I’m almost run over four times trying to get this gear up to John who has now broken his four foot long boat hook. The other Polynesian hero, comes out in his aluminum infl atable, and assists in getting the bridle on to John’s boat.

Cindy picks me up in the dinghy, I come back to the “House” and collapse from exhaustion...This adventure took 3 1/2 hours, most of which I spent in the water.

It’s now blowing 20 - 30 and John is safely on the mooring and away from everyone else. He’s in his mid 60’s and I have no idea what he thinks he’s doing out here.

If I just sat and watched, his anchor line would have parted, he couldn’t possibly have started his engine and he would have washed up on the reef directly in front of the Bali Hai Hotel where he would have been quite the tourist attraction....he was truly frozen with fear until I snapped him out of it by directing him what to do every step of the way.

Oh BTW, we did cancel the diving, we’ll try tomorrow, weather permitting...we’re comfortably at anchor now on 40 meters of 3/8” (10mm) high test chain and our 30kg Rocna anchor. Snug as bug in a rug!

Helping Hands in the South Pacifi cScott and Jean Adam from the Del Rey Yacht Club are out sailing the South Pacifi c. Here’s a tale of just another day in a cruising life.

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necessary. The most important thing about these nautical rules is that they’re used with discretion and with safety in mind. In other words, if you’re rounding a bend on a busy Saturday and you feel like a collision could happen, by all means, sound the horn. But if you’re the last boat in an E basin slip that has good all-round visibility and there’s no traffi c to be seen, you can forego the long blast – you’re neighbors will thank you for it.

Are there signals that we should know, but aren’t heard often?Kirby: Yeah, if you hear fi ve or more blasts, someone is warning other boaters of danger in the area. It’s a generic warning that’s not meant to necessarily let other boaters know what they should be looking for, but to be aware that something nearby is going on. This one is good to know for the obvious reasons, but also good to know for the people (or kids) that just like to grab the old air horn and start having fun with it. It’s good to remember that it is an instrument on the boat that is used for communicating and that misusing it could cause confusion at the least and real problems at the worst.

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What horn signals am I likely to hear traveling around the marina and what do they mean?Kirby: Many times you’ll see the big party boats sound their horn three quick times to let other boaters know that they are about to reverse out of their slips. So, if you hear three quick blasts, look around and identify what’s backing out and act accordingly.

At other times you might hear a horn blast one short signal. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of boaters out there who have sort of a “car mentality” and have no idea that there’s a signal happening – they think that someone is expressing anger. But on the waterways, one short blast is to let other boaters know that they are crossing port to port or about to overtake to the starboard side. Two short blasts means they are crossing starboard to starboard or that they are about to overtake to the port side.

What about leaving a slip or coming around a blind side – should a signal be sounded?Kirby: Skippers are supposed to sound one long blast to let other boaters know they are rounding a bend or some other obstruction or that if they’re leaving a slip. But, we don’t hear lots of these long blasts in MDR because sounding a long blast in a busy marina isn’t always 100%

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SailboatsBeneteau Oceanis 400Time Share. $325.00 for 5 days per month.

Vessel is fully equipped with all the bells and whistles

imaginable. Well maintained. Catalina ready. Profes-

sional lessons available if needed. Call Captain Rich-

ard Schaefer 310-460-8946 or email at littlebighorn@

dishmail.netColumbia 36’1968 Beautiful classic, 2 owners, resent haul out and com-

plete overhaul, pristine condition. Serious inquiries

only. Price $ 21,900. Call Peter at 310-864-484234’ Columbia Sailboat 1966 For Sale or share: Reduced to sell! Sleeps six. Fi-

berglass exterior with Teak interior Bubble Top. 27

h.p Yanmar – Diesel (works great). Berthed at Tahiti

Marina (slip B-524) Ac/Dc/Invertier/New Toilet/Interior

Cushions/TV. $11,500 Call Adam for viewing – 310-

925-433030’ Catalina 1983Wheel, furler, LP stove/oven, VHF, stereo, new inte-

rior 2006, new diesel 2008, extras. Well maintained

and located in Marina del Rey. $18,500 Call 310-649-


Power Boats Mainship 36Doublecabin, ’85great:engines,view/ locat ion,

info&pic.:www.yachtworld.com. $49,000 310-488-

8710Fellows and Steward Sport fi sher,Beautiful Classic Fellows and Steward sport fi sher,40’

build in 1937,Twin kermath engines Great condition

must see,$75000 or trade for ? call 818-701-078234’ Bayliner 1989Avanti Express Cruiser. Twin 454s gas. Radar, GPS,

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

liveabard slip. $37,000. Tony 310-920-1478Wellcraft Airslot 24ft. 1974Cuddy cabin.Compl.restored.

Seeps fuel!! $ 5900- Call Peter 310-864-484213’ Boston Whaler w/25 Evinrude $3,900 OBO call 310-823-2040

13’ Boston Whaler1972 13’4” Boston Whaler in good condition. The hull

is really solid and strong. It has no spider cracks of

weak fi berglass. May need little TLC like interior paint

but it in usable shape. It has a newer steering system

and a nice diamond plate side console. It is a really

nice cruising or fi shing boat. (818)268-6363

Infl atables/Dinghy2006 Avon RIB Rover 310With Uni-Helm steering and seat & Yamaha 15 HP

electric start engine. “As New” with less then 25 hours

and local annual service records. $3,500 (310) 396-

7828Windstar infl atable dinghy 11ft.Wood fl oor, infl atable keel. $290 Call 310 570 31828.5’ Aquapro Reef 270With Air Floor Infl atable and Yamaha 2.5 HP Outboard

with caddy, 2005 Used only twice. Like new. $1200

310-472-7628Achilles RIBAchilles RIB 13.5 feet with 40 HP oil injection. Wheel

steering. Seats four. Call weekdays after 6 p.m. 818-

996-1093 9’ Avon Hypalon infl atable w/ Suzuki 4 HP 2 stroke. Both about 6 years old. Good

shape. $1,000. 310-823-9911 X 22. In MDR.

LiveaboardsMainship 36Doublecabin, ’85great:engines,view/ locat ion,

info&pic.:www.yachtworld.com. $49,000 310-488-


Outboards/EnginesVolvo 290-1990. Complete with control box and

many extras. Reduced to $3,500. Call Eddie (310)

301-7079.Paquet M/C 260 Transom OutdriveExhaust system. Good condition – only 300 hours.

$3,500 Call 310-301-7079Used Outboards2HP Honda long shaft – 4 stroke. $350

4HP Yamaha short shaft – 4 stroke. $700

4HP Yamaha long shaft – 4 stroke. $800

4HP Mercury short shaft - 4 stroke. $800

6HP Mercury short shaft - 4 stroke. $1,000

6HP Tohatsu short shaft - 4 stroke. $1,000

5HP Honda short shaft - 4 stroke. $1,000

8HP Honda short shaft - 4 stroke. $1,400

9.9HP Honda short shaft - 4 stroke. $1,600

9.9HP Mercury long shaft - 4 stroke. $1,100

9.9HP Mercury, elec. start long shaft - 4 stroke.


9.9HP Mercury long shaft – 2 stroke. $1,200

25HP 2 stroke. $1,300


Other StuffJetdock For SaleUniversal 16’ Boat Dock, 2008. $5,500 OBO Was

$7,440 delivered. In A basin MDR. Mike 310 819 5146

www.jetdock.com Mainsail From Catalina 27’. $600. 310-7015960Anchors & Chain:15# aluminum Spade anchor, $100.00; 25# Danforth

Deepset TII-3000 anchor, $140.00; 22# Delta an-

chor, $110.00; 300’ Acco 5/16” High-Test G-4 chain,

$325.00. Call 310-739-0303 Wooden BoomComplete 12 ft, make offer. 310-213-6439Bimini topWith stainless bows fi ts 42 motor yacht bridge $650

310-701-5960MainsailFrom 40 ft. Cal call 310-823-2040Northern Lights Generator4.5 KW- $3,000. 310-823-4821Universal Diesel Generator

Used- 8.5 KW- $2,200. 310-823-4821Catalina 27 Genoa North Sails mylar 150% genoa for a Cat 27. Excellent

condition, hank on luff. $350. Call Bob at 310-306-

2657. Princess Stainless electric stove/ oven $600 - call 310-823-2040Portable GeneratorHonda 1000. Used one season. Looks and runs like

new $595. For more info call Ed 818-349-9907.2003 Honda Super Quiet Generator EU1000i. Less than 10 hours use. Exact same new retails for

$790 plus tax. Asking $600.00. 310 -339-1748SailsUsed sails in stock 310 827-8888

Donate 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 888-650-1212

ServicesCanvas Boat Covers and RepairsNew boat covers, canvas repair, restore water

repelency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242Dance LessonsBallroom, Swing, Salsa and Country Western

Dance lessons. Great party idea! Pro. instructor Ms.

M.C.Callaghan also available for privates, groups.

Info- 818-694-7283 or email mc4dance@sbcglobal.

netBoat Names LetteringServicing MDR with boat lettering over 12 Yrs. Now

offering Full Color Vinyl lettering, and graphics. Blue-

water Boat Lettering 310.433.5335Custom Marine Carpentry & FiberglassHardtops, swimsteps, extensions, doors, mold making.

Large portfolio. Movie experience. Small boats &

props. 310-592-5915.Professional, U.S.C.G. Lic. Sailing Master, 25 years experience.Instruction, yacht management, insurance surveys,

deliveries, pre-purchase and repair consultation.

Serving Long Beach to Santa Barbara. Local

references. Captain Richard Schaefer 310-460-8946.

WantedCruising equipment for 47’ sailboat. Monitor wind

vane, solar panels and controller, watermaker, Diesel

and water storage bottles, Iridium sat phone

Contact joe at [email protected]

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Peterson 41 ‘82 Racer Turn Cruser $49k Marine Trader Labelle $134k Silverton Convertible ‘96 rebuilt eng $58k 320 Catalina ‘98 Turnkey Extras! $69,900

Columbia 35 10.7 1979 restored $39k Carver Mariner 2007 $189k Hunter 41 ‘00 Clean $138k Meridian 459 2006 diesels 90hrs 389K

Hunter 466 2002 cruz ready, $249k Catalina 34’ Mexico Vet - turnkey $52k

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Kelly Peterson 46’Bristol, full refi t $249k Transpac 49 ‘79 Kch big upgrades $159k Catalina 42 ‘89 Canal Vet $99k Swan 37 repowered, lg sail inventory $109k

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