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    Issue #93

    November 2010

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

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


    Catalina Buffalo

    Blister Repair

    Reel Maintenance


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    So I have my little catamaran up for sale, but Im torn about the idea of selling it. These boats become like

    people - like dear friends. Anyone whos ever owned a boat and cruised around a bit knows that they take

    on human qualities beyond the age-old she thing.

    I went over to the mast up storage the other day to check on the boat. It made me sad because I havent

    sailed her much lately and I know boats hate that.

    Yeah, so I have you in the classifieds, I said meekly, in a low voice, kicking a couple of pebbles on the

    parking lot ground not making eye contact She looked away.

    Its not youits me, I...I just havent had the time lately andwell, you know

    We sat in silence for what seemed like an hour when the catamaran finally broke the silence, I just si

    here baking in the sun all day, wondering if youre going to come see me.

    Ive been busy, I said, knowing it wasnt completely true. And no offense, but your trampoline is

    falling apart and your trailer tires are flat as pancakes.

    She began to cry, knowing she was growing old. At this point, wrought with emotion, I took off my pants

    and we made love like two impassioned teenagers right there in the parking lot.

    Sure it was weird. Anyway, you know what I mean? They become almost like people you know?

    The Mariner is


    Pat Reynolds


    Pat Reynolds




    Dave Kirby

    Richard Schaefer

    Copy Editing Assistance

    Lisa Asahara

    For advertising rates and

    Information contact310-397-1887 - phone


    [email protected]

    Mailing address

    P.O. Box 9403

    Marina del Rey, CA 90295

    The Mariner appears on the 3rd

    Friday of every month.

    This issue Oct. 22 - Nov. 19


    Numbersat a glance:

    Marina del ReySheriff:


    Los Angeles CountyLifeguard:


    Vessel Assist:800-399-1921

    Sea Tow866-473-5400

    Marine Life Rescue800-39WHALE

    2 The Mariner - Issue 93 2010



    Thanks for

    picking it up!


    Beard in the Wind by Pat Reynolds

    Coming Events 4

    Off the Wire 6

    Buffalo Soldier 12A Look at the Catalina Bison Herd

    Halibut Derby Returns 14After a One Year Haitus, the Long Running Fishing Tournament Returns

    Catalina Currents 16Boats and Quotes by Richard Schaefer

    Powertails 18Reel Maintenance Part 2

    Racing 20

    Ask the Expert - Navigation

    Ask Mookie

    Classifieds 25

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    2010 The Mariner - Issue 93 3

    65 McKinna 2002 4 cabins dual helms, fullyequipt, clean $1,099,000

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

    47 Spindrift Ranger convertible sedan Catdiesels, two staterooms $89,000

    43 Bayliner 1990 motoryacht three state-rooms, diesels $105,000

    43 Californian cockpit motoryacht1988 300HP Cat diesels, loaded $134,500

    40 Carver aft cabin with cockpit 1995 loadedand very clean $129,00040 Owens aft cabin MY 1963 $25,000

    41 Silverton Convertible sedan, two cabins -spacious. $99,500

    35 Carver aft cabin 1997 loaded! Full elec,full enclosures, new dinghy and davits, sleeps

    8 comfortable 336 hours on engines $115,000

    50 Hatteras Convertible Sportfisher 1980.Detroit dsls and gen with 100hrs SMO Cleanand updated equipment. Asking $199,000

    43 Viking double cabin MY, twin Detroitdiesels Spacious, Queen Master Berth,

    Loaded, Motivated Seller asking $105,000

    38 Bayliner have three; 1987 -1991all dieselswith 2 staterooms, dual helms, from $79,000to $98,500

    35 Wellcraft, Corsair Express 1992 $39,00029 Cruiser Express 1987 Clean $19,00026 Formula Sport Exp. 1990 Twn $10,000

    49 Jones Goodel long-range trawler 1976Very clean and well maintained, equipped tocruise the coast $129,500

    42 Uniflite Sportfisher 1978 cummins diesel,full fish gear, eletronics. full fish tower, ready

    to go fishing. $78,000

    45 Morgan/ Catalina 1992 built center-cock-pit bluewater cruiser, loaded clean $134,500in San Diego.

    41 Hunter aft cockpit with aft aft cabin; have2 -2000 an 2002, from $129,000-139,000.46 Hunter 202 aft cpt, aft cab $250,000

    32 Luhrs 1974 sportfisher, low hours andloaded. New ext finish and int cushions,

    Choice slip. Liveaboard if needed. $24,900

    38 Beneteau Moorings 1990 aft cockpit/ aftcabin $59,000

    37 Irwin center cockpit sloop 1975, veryclean and fully equipped. Choice slip at

    Mothers Beach $32,000

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

    36 Magellean ketch 1978 bluewater cruiser,full keel, Bristol condition $39,000

    29 Columbia 1977 wheel, furling headsailspacious. Surveyed April 2010 $6,900Santana 23 daysailor $3,500

    P U R C E L L Y A C H T S

    Donate to Boy Scouts of America - LA Area Council

    w w w . p u r c e l l y a c h t s . c o m [email protected] - Cell14000 Palawan Way, Suite A Marina del Rey

    39 Bayliner convertible sedan two state-rooms two helms Cummins 330 HP diesels

    38 Dolphin trawler aft cabin 1986 dualhelms, full walk around decks, side door

    entry very clean $99,000

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    4 The Mariner -Issue 93 2010

    October 23Fisherm ans Vi l lage WeekendConcer t

    Andy Cohen & Nina Beck Quartet (Swing,

    Bosa Nova, Samba & Jazz Vocals). 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 24Kayak Repai r Cl in ic

    Our team will be here Sunday October 24th at

    Noon offering tips on kayak and plastic welding

    repair. Come by and meet them and learn whatevery kayaker needs to know about boat repair.

    Save big money by doing small repairs yourself.

    Call Action Watersports on Lincoln Blvd. MDR

    at 310-827-2233 for more info.

    October 24Fisherm ans Vi l lage Weekend

    Concer t

    Floyd & The Flyboys (Soul Review). 1 - 4 p.m.


    October 28CYC Yachting Dinner

    Join Commodore Tom OConor and other

    adventurers from this years CommodoresCruise as they recount their tales of discovery

    aboard the S/V Arabella. Enjoy great photos

    of the historic New England ports visited

    along the way by S/C Martin McCarthy, F/S

    Bill Cabeen and many other travelers. Happy

    Half-Hour - 6:30 pm Buffet Dinner - 7:00 p.m.

    $18.95 inclusive. Reservations Requested

    310.823.4567. Open as a public service to all

    who love yachting and travel.

    October 31Fisherm ans Vi l lage Weekend

    Concer t

    Bob DeSena (Latin Jazz) 1 - 4 p.m. (2 - 5 p.m.summer). Free.

    November 3Publ ic Hear ing on the Mar ina del

    Rey LCP Projec t

    At 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., The Los Angeles

    County Regional Planning Commission will

    conduct a public hearing on the Marina del

    Rey Local Coastal Program (LCP), and you

    will have an opportunity to testify and submit

    written comments during this public hearing.

    Project Location: The Marina del Rey LCP

    covers all landside parcels in the Marina del Rey

    small craft harbor located in the unincorporated

    area of Los Angeles County.

    Description: The major amendment to the

    Marina del Rey LCP will re-designate the

    land use categories of several parcels, provide

    enhancements to open space, adopt policies to

    address sensitive biological resources, right size

    public parking, update the circulation plan and

    combine development zones. In addition several

    minor changes to update the document are also

    proposed. For more info contact Michael Tripp

    at [email protected] at (213) 974-4813. Location - 320 West

    Temple Street, Room 150, Los Angeles, 90012

    November 6Catal ina Is land Tr iath lon

    Starting at 9am, this triathlon features a half-mile

    swim in the calm waters of Avalon Bay, a 15K

    three-loop cycle course to Wrigley Memorial

    and a 3K run course to Hamilton Cove. Pacific

    Sports (714) 978-1528.

    November 10Smal l Cra f t Harbor Commiss ion

    Meet ing

    The Small Craft Harbor Commission meeting

    is usually on the second Wednesday of each

    month, held at Burton Chace Park, 13650

    Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Contact info@ for more info.

    November 12 - 14Catal ina Jazz Dance Fest iva l

    The Catalina Jazz Dance Festival celebrates the

    evolution of Swing Dance over the past 100

    years. Featuring dances from the Cakewalk and

    Charleston of the 20s, to the Lindy Hop and

    Jitterbug of Swings heyday in the 30s and 40s,

    and into its influence on todays dance styles.

    The Casino Ballroom in Avalon will be hostto daytime dance workshops and activities as

    well as live music in the evenings. Its nearly

    round-the-clock dancing from Friday afternoon

    to Sunday night!

    November 13Catal ina Is land Eco-Marat hon

    The Catalina Eco Marathon will start and

    finish in the town of Avalon. Run through three

    entirely different eco-systems and see the plant

    life and animal life in each. Spectrum Sports

    Management (909) 399-3553.

    November 25Thanksg iv ing Is land Sty le

    Enjoy a traditional family style Thanksgiving

    dinner complete with all the trimmings in a

    unique Island setting. Reservations are required

    please call the Harbor Reef Restaurant at 310


    OngoingSanta Mon ica Wind jamm ers

    Yacht Club

    Wednesday and Friday Night Dinners

    Members, guests, and prospective members

    are invited to join us for cocktails, fun, food

    and friendship on most Wednesday and Friday

    evenings at our club house. Fun starts a

    6:30 pm for cocktails and 7:30 pm for dinner

    Lectures and educational presentations often

    follow our Wednesday night dinners. Live

    music is provided on most Fridays for you

    enjoyment and dancing pleasure. Reservation

    are required. Our club house is located at 13589

    Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. For menus

    availability, pricing, directions, parking, and

    more event and membership details, please visi

    our web site at or call us a


    Marina Venice Yacht ClubSocia l Sundays

    Join Marina Venice Yacht Club weekly for ou

    Social-Sunday Open House from 4 p.m. to 7

    p.m. Food items are provided and there is no

    charge. MVYC is located in the Marina City

    Club - West Tower - at 4333 Admiralty Way

    Whether you own a boat, are looking to buy

    one, or just want to be around other water loving

    people MVYC welcomes all who share in the

    Corinthian Spirit. Security will tell you wherto park. Follow the signs up the stairs or elevato

    to the Club House on G2. For more information

    contact [email protected], call (818) 422

    6368, or visit our Facebook Group page.

    Sai l ing Singles of Southern Cal i forn ia

    Sailing Singles of Southern California is a

    Sailing Club centered in Marina del Rey bu

    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

    C o m i n g E v e n t s !Whats happening around the largest man made harbor in the U.S.?

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    2010 The Mariner - Issue 93 5

    Marine Resource CenterSince 1976

    Boating Instruction, Delivery

    Insurance Performance Evaluations

    Captain & Charter Services

    Senior Skipper FANTASEA ONE

    Captain Joel Eve 310-210-0861

    766 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Phone: (310) 821-4958 * Fax: (310) 821-9591E-mail: [email protected]

    Knowledgeable Sales

    Professional Installation

    Expert Repair

    FCC Licensed, CMET certified technicians on staff

    Maritime Communications

    E ve r y t hing E l e ct r onic F or Your B oat

    Serving the Boating Community

    for Over 40 Years

    Your EPIRB Battery Replac ement Center

    Be Safe!Check the EPIRB Battery Rep lacem ent Date

    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 canenjoy wine and cheese parties or full dinners

    on members Boats. Catalina Island trips and

    special events are also planned. (310) 822-0893

    or email: [email protected] www.

    Marina Sunday Sai l ing Club

    Since 1981 MSSC has brought together skippers

    and crew in a friendly social environment for

    daysails in Santa Monica Bay and cruises to

    Catalina and other destinations. We meet on

    the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month on the

    patio at Burton Chace Park under the Club

    banner. Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. with a free

    Continental breakfast and socializing. We hold

    a brief business meeting and then head out for

    an afternoon of sailing on the Bay after which

    we gather at a members dock for wine, snacks

    and more socializing. Visitors are welcome

    and may attend two meetings free. No prior

    sailing experience is necessary. Married people

    welcome! For more info call (310) 226-8000 or


    Womens Sai l ing Associat ion of Santa Mon ica 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

    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].

    To submit an event email editor@

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    6 The Mariner -Issue 93 2010

    O F F T H E W I R E

    New Harbormaster inCatalina

    MDR BoatBuilderDies a t 89

    AVALON, Catalina Island, Calif. - Years ago

    Phillip Winter, a San Diego native, boated and

    hiked around Catalina Islands Emerald Bay

    as a boy scout. Hes been sailing, fishing and

    diving around the island ever since. Now, as the

    new Harbormaster at Santa Catalina IslandsTwo Harbors, he will play an important role in

    the inner workings of the island he has always


    With his two sons in college, he looks forward

    to spending time on and under the water with

    his wife and daughter in Two Harbors.

    The MarinerPick i t Up !


    mar inermagaz ine .com

    Marina del Rey boat builder from the late sixties

    to the early eighties, Ted Elliot died this month

    at his home in Oregon. Elliot and his crew built

    more than 23 yachts over 20 years and they

    were regarded as top quality vessels.

    He was the premium guy here, said Willie

    Hjorth from the Marina del Rey Historical

    Society. His boats went to the next level of

    elegance and design. They were definitely the

    cream of the crop

    In the mid to late sixties when Marina del Rey

    was brand new, the area near Lincoln blvd and

    Maxella, where Odyssey Video and Starbucks

    are now located, was known as the boulevard

    of boats. It was here that Elliot produced his

    powerboats that commanded respect throughout

    the industry.

    In the early eighties Ted closed up shop and

    headed up north where he fished, went to church

    and spent time with family and friends.

    Licensed Capta ins AreA Dime A Dozen...

    310.829.2278 / CEL [email protected]

    Serving the boating industry since 1966

    U.S.C.G. 100 Ton Master w/ Towing Endorsement, and FCC

    Good Operator s AreHard t o Find

    Expert discreet instruction in boatmaneuvering, docking and all the other

    basics that will make your boatingexperience safe and fun!


    Fishing Instruction Charters


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    2010 The Mariner- Issue 93 7

    Co ast Gua rd Stages Moc k Resc ue Off Burton Cha c e Park

    O F F T H E W I R E

    At Discover Marina del Rey Day an air-sea rescue demonstration, a Coast Guard Dolphin HH-65 helicopter from USCG Air Station Los Angelesdeployed a rescue swimmer in the harbor and performed an actual hoist of a person into the helicopter. Photo Pat Reynolds.





    The Paddleboarding and KayakingProgram at Santa Monica

    Windjammers Yacht Club That Is!

    New low membership, program, andstorage rates availablefor a limited time only


    [email protected]

    ORCALL FREDAT 310-827-7692

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    8 The Mariner- Issue 93 2010

    O F F T H E W I R E

    Its that time of year again, with the winter storms and Santa Ana winds approaching, bringing with them all the storm drain debris that gets washed into

    Marina del Rey from Ballona Creek. Last year, S&K Dive Service provided a free cleanup of F and G basin throughout the winter on a biweekly basis

    This year, in order to be more effective, S&K will have an emergency response team of divers in dinghys removing the trash after every storm event

    Anyone who has walked around the marina after a storm or after the Santa Ana winds has noticed the abundance of garbage that accumulates on theleeward side of the marina, closest to Lincoln Blvd. This is the storm runoff coming from Ballona Creek. For years this garbage has simply washed

    back out to sea as the tides change, presumably to join the other trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In an effort to stem the amount of garbage

    that ends up floating out of the marina and to help keep the oceans blue, S&K Dive Service will continue to provide this annual pro bono public service

    to clean the marina waters.

    The Coastal Cleanups and Kayak Cleanups are great traditions that make an enormous impact on the amount of garbage on our beaches and in our

    oceans. But with the amount of trash that comes down Ballona Creek from across the Los Angeles basin, these yearly efforts only make a dent in the

    problem. There still continues to be floating garbage that accumulates in the marina throughout the year, and particularly when there is a storm. S&K

    Dive has been servicing boats since 1974, with divers continually in the water, and has seen the problem grow. The winter is particularly bad, when the

    rains and winds make the amount of garbage ending up in the water the greatest. According to S&K Dives Paul Skipper, We want to help keep the

    water clean, because were diving in it every day.

    Starting in November and continuing into the New Year, S&K will be sending crews to remove the surface garbage that is floating in the marina. Thi

    will be in addition to the current efforts by the County and will be done as a free service to enhance the publics enjoyment of the marina. Look for the

    crews after a storm when the cleanup is in progress and give the divers a big thank you. And you can always stop by S&K Dive for your free wate

    bottle to reduce plastic waste.

    Dive Service Goes the Extra Mile

    Make an Easy $100!

    Refer a fellow boater to Dolphin Marina and when they sign on thedotted line, well give you $100 cash!

    Call 310-823-1458Make sure you mention this ad in The Mariner

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    MARINA DEL REY-- Last month

    over 14,131 volunteers (a new record)

    from all over Los Angeles took action

    to rid beaches and inland waterways

    of unsightly and sometimes harmfuldebris. Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD)

    is an international event with over 90

    countries around the world participating,

    making it one of the largest volunteer

    efforts on the plane. This year, volunteers

    cleaned up 101 miles of coastline in Los

    Angeles County, and removed/prevented 103,524 pounds of trash from

    entering Santa Monica Bay.

    California Coastal Cleanup Day is coordinated in Los Angeles County by

    Heal the Bay in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission and

    the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

    The event began in 1985 as a way to combat the increasing marine debris

    along our shorelines and grew to an international effort that, according to

    Heal the Bay, is the largest volunteer day on the planet.

    The Santa Monica Bay Restoration

    Foundation also got involved in the day

    hosting the only kayak cleanup site in

    Los Angeles. Local businesses (UCLA

    Marina Aquatic Center, Boat Rentals ofAmerica, Boys & Girls Club of Venice

    & Sport Chalet) donated kayaks fo

    volunteers to use in order to pick up

    marine debris that had already made i

    into the ocean.

    This year there were 125 volunteers in kayaks helping to clean up the

    marina. An additional 30 volunteers helped on land, creating the larges

    turnout for Marina del Rey ever, with 165 volunteers total. These people

    on land and sea, removed 327 pounds of trash from Marina del Rey

    including recyclable items, fishing line and equipment, and even 15

    pounds of dog waste in biodegradable bags.

    For more information, or to schedule an interview with our Coastal

    Cleanup Day Coordinator, please contact Michelle Kearney, mkearney@, or (213) 576-6648.

    2010 The Mariner- Issue 93 9

    Comprehensive monthly boat checks, licensed and insured,Reasonable rates

    Save Up t o 50%Vessel Maintenance and Repair Power and Sail

    Wwright marine service

    Call Wright Marine Service for all your

    vessels maintenance and repair needs.


    Complete engine and/or generatorservice and repair. All makes and

    models. Diesel, gas, outboards

    ElectricalCharging systems, battery analysis

    and replacement. Navigationequipment - audio and video.

    PlumbingFresh, raw, waste and bilge

    systems. Holding, water andfuel tanks. Heads, through-hulls,

    valves etc.

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    Charters, Private instruction,deliveries, management, consulting,

    sea trials. Power or Sail.

    Captain Jason Wright


    O F F T H E W I R E

    Clean Up Time

    Photo Sarah Woodard and Mark Lessley

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    10 The Mariner -Issue 93 2010

    The Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

    and the Portraits of Hope have partnered

    for the 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade

    scheduled for Saturday, December 11th.

    This years theme is A Rock n RollChristmas commencing at 6 p.m. in the

    main channel of Marina del Rey.

    The Portraits of Hope Summer of

    Color exhibition transformed 156 Los

    Angeles County Lifeguard towers into

    a massive public art and civic project

    along Los Angeles County beaches from

    Malibu to Palos Verdes. Its success was

    due to the efforts of nearly 6,000 children in schools, hospitals and social

    service programs along with 2,500 adult volunteers who participated in

    painting the brightly colored panels for the walls and roof tops of the


    Portraits of Hope provided children and adults facing cancer, burn trauma,

    spinal injuries, HIV/AIDS, head and brain injuries as well as other serious

    medical issues, the innovative project. Specialized brushes were developed

    for patients unable to manipulate a brush with their hands or with limited

    or no movement in their arms and legs to paint the panels.

    After the beach exhibition, the art panels

    will be removed from the towers and

    donated to participating institutions

    and social service agencies around the

    world to beautify interior and exteriorfacilities. Many of the panels will be

    shipped to Haiti for transitional homes

    temporary shelters, schools, hospitals

    and senior centers. A limited amount o

    panels will be auctioned off during the

    fundraising cruise Thursday, Octobe

    7th. Photos taken of the multi-colored

    lifeguard towers will also be available

    for purchase.

    The Grand Marshall and prizes for the event have yet to be announced

    but in years past winners have won trips to Hawaii, Japan and many othe

    exotic spots. Grand Marshalls have been famous actors, local weathermenprominent politicians, celebrated adventurers and many more stand ou


    For additional information, contact the Marina del Rey Holiday Boa

    Parade at (310) 670-7130 or visit the website at

    O F F T H E W I R E

    Holiday Boat Parade Partners with Cha rity Organiza tion

    Randall BurgYacht and Ship Inc.

    4601 Admiralty Way Pier 44 Marina - corner of Admiralty Way and Bali Way - email: [email protected] - YouTube: YACHTSONTV & RBYachts

    310 574-9449

    1983 55 Ocean Sport FisherAmazing, lots of xtras $249k

    1978 44 Pacifica SportFisher, twin dsels, $109,995

    2003 Carver 45, loaded, dsl,spacious, new listing, $289k

    2002 40 Formula 400SS,Hyd-Hoist, 50mph+$229,000

    2000 38 Sea Ray Sundancer,twin gas,(on lot) $129k

    2002 34 Sea Ray Sundancer,twin gas, $114k

    2005 32 Sea Ray Sundancer,twin gas (on lot) $125k

    2006 Sea Ray Sundancer.Warnty, RIB, dsls, $330,000

    1976 41 Bruce King KetchMasterpiece! Must See $229k

    2002 48 Dyna. Exceptional,elegant and sporty $399k

    1993 50 Mikelson Sportfishertwn dsls, loaded! $389k

    1988 50 Spindrift, twin dsls,clean, spacious $189k

    1983 44 Tanton Cutter,cruise ready, $120k

    2003 40 Donzi. Near Perfect.Fast, comfortable, fun $37.9k

    $40 million in Pre-Owned boats!

    32 Monterey 322 Exp Crser,Very clean, (on lot), $69,000

    Over 130 boats in inventory!

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    2010 The Mariner - Issue 93 11

    O F F T H E W I R E

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 12, 2010 - On the afternoon of July 25th, a fast moving storm packing 70 mph winds, rain and lighting swept across the

    Chesapeake Bay. Over the next two hours, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, MD, received 37 calls from mariners in distress. Unfortunately many

    boaters and anglers, unaware of the supercells fury, were caught unprepared. But it didnt have to be this way.

    Today there are dozens of hi-tech ways to receive up-to-the-minute weather information aboard your boat. The BoatUS Foundation recently reviewed

    28 products and services to see which provided mariners with the best information and has issued its recommendations for its top picks.

    Sometimes bad weather can approach with few visual signs, said Program Manager David Carter. Having these resources available can complemen

    your VHF radios weather broadcast.

    The review, which covered satellite and phone-based weather services for the coastal inshore and inland boater, included free cellular phone tex

    messaging services to fee-based subscription services that display weather information on a chartplotter. Each weather service includes hardware, such

    as a standard flip phone, smart phone, computer or chartplotter, as well as the software designed to present the information.

    Foundation staff limited their focus to the actual content and depth of weather information provided. This included the ability to deliver local, land-

    based weather information (current conditions such as temperature, wind or barometric readings), hazardous weather warnings, radar imagery, land and

    marine forecasts, and NOAA buoy reports.

    The Foundations weather service picks are:

    Best Free Flip Phone Option: NOAAs

    Best iPhone App: MarineCast

    Best Blackberry App: Mobile Mariner

    Best Free App: WeatherBug

    Satellite Weather: XM WX Weather

    Wea ther Info on the Go

    Daily Up to Date News

    from the World of High

    Level Yacht Racing.


    andfind out whats

    really going on!


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    n 1924, a small herd of about 14 buffalo were brought to Catalina Island

    for a silent film called The Vanishing American. At the time, there

    was no term or concept of invasive species and when the filming

    wrapped, they left the bison to enjoy island life. Today, descendants

    of this Hollywood herd still roam the Catalina countryside, but their

    presence has become quite a bit more complicated.

    By the early seventies, the Catalina group grew in numbers to around

    600 individuals and in time officials began to realize, for a multitude of

    reasons, the small island couldnt sustain so many large buffalo. Through

    the years, the conservancy has made controversial decisions regarding

    non-indigenous animals. One such decision involved hiring professional

    gunmen to pick off goats and pigs that were, like the buffalo, threatening

    native plant life and fauna that the conservancy is committed to protecting.

    But they assert that if the buffalo population can be kept under 200, theyre

    willing to trade the damage they inflict for the charm/tourist attraction

    they bring to the area.

    Even though the Conservancy has had to remove other invasive species,

    the bison have become part of the historical fabric of the island, said Bob

    Rhein spokesman for the Conservancy. We dont have any long term

    plans to get rid of the bison.

    Rhein makes this claim now with more confidence then ever because

    of a recent contraception program that began last year where females

    are injected with a chemical that weakens their fertility. According

    to the conservancy the birth control program cold be a win-win for al


    This birth control doesnt affect the females and doesnt affect the

    males, Rhein said. It just makes it very difficult for the sperm to ge

    into the eggs.

    We did a scientific study several years ago and determined that 150-200

    bison are good for the island and good for the bison.

    To some, the idea of interfering with natures intentions doesnt sit well

    Darrell Geist, habitat coordinator for the Buffalo Field Campaign, a

    nonprofit group dedicated to protecting the last wild bison herd in the

    United States at Yellowstone National Park told the LA Times: When

    you intervene with natural selection, you are unraveling a very complex

    relationship among herd animals, particularly among matriarchal female

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    and bulls who compete for

    those females.

    This is evidently a risk the

    conservancy is willing to take.

    They are committed to the

    program because they both

    believe in the science and

    because shipping buffalo off

    the island, which they have

    been doing in recent years, is

    very expensive.

    Regardless of politically

    correct public statements, there

    are some who believe the herd

    is nothing but a hindrance to

    the conservancy and if they had

    their way, the buffalo would be gone.

    It is obvious to all who know the ways of the conservancy that their goal

    is to exterminate the buffalo - same as the goats and pigs, deer etcetera -

    its their dogma, said a long-time Catalina patron who asked to not beidentified.

    When confronted with the topic of the goat and pig eradication Rhein

    paused and said pensively, They had to goI think we made the best

    decision for the island.

    The conservancy is hopeful the birth control program goes according to

    plan for the islands sake and for the health of the buffalo as well. Seven

    or eight years ago there was a

    study that revealed that Catalina

    bison were a bit smaller than

    their mainland cousins and

    not as well nourished. At the

    time of the research there were

    around 350 animals inhabiting

    the island. In drought wrough

    years food and water aren

    as abundant and their health

    can suffer. Aware of this, the

    conservancy monitors them

    and steps in when necessary.

    Their our responsibility,

    Rhein said. In a time of grea

    drought when there really

    wasnt anything for them to ea

    we have and we would put out hay for them and make sure the old water

    troughs around the island are filled with water.

    Other than population issues Rhein stresses that while the buffalo are

    relatively docile, its important that Catalina visitors keep their distanceYears back a teenager was antagonizing one of the animals and was

    subsequently attacked.

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    Marina del Rey Halibut Derby -

    May 14 & 15, 2011

    Save the Date

    The Marina del Rey Halibut Derby is back

    on. Mark your calendars and save the

    date. The 2011 MDR Halibut Derby will be

    May 14 & 15th.

    Placing the MDR Halibut Derby on a one

    year hiatus was one of the most difficult

    decisions our board has ever made, said

    MDRA President Joshua Gerson. We

    wanted to give our local halibut a one

    year rest, during which time our board of

    directors conducted a thorough investigation

    on the health of the Santa Monica Bay and

    the health of the local halibut fishery.

    Since the last MDR Halibut Derby, The

    MDRA Board invited some of the most

    knowledgeable government and non-

    government agencies and their top marine

    and fishery scientists to address the club and

    present their findings. Scientists from the

    following organizations made presentations or provided research papers

    to the club and its officers.

    California Department of Fish and game

    Heal the Bay

    Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission

    University of California, Marine Sciences

    Los Angeles County Sanitation District

    Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

    These scientists provided data and reflected a consensus that the water and

    bottom sediment in the Santa Monica Bay is the cleanest it has been in

    over 30 years. We obviously have further challenges ahead of us to control

    pollution, treat storm water run off, reduce pesticides and fertilizers,

    restore wet lands and manage fisheries

    but the message was clear and unanimous

    that huge progress has been made and theSanta Monica Bay is in good environmenta


    During this past year the halibut fishery in

    Southern California has also been excellent

    Halibut anglers who know the water and

    proper techniques and who target halibu

    are getting regular catches of quality fish,

    said MDRA Vice President Keith Lambert

    We have even caught halibut on our MDRA

    Youth Fishing Trips including a 30-pound

    barn door landed by first timer, 13 year old

    Heidi Romos on the Betty-O.

    MDRA Director Kenneth Raymond will be

    the 2011 MDR Halibut Derby Chairman

    We are so excited to announce the dates for

    our 36th MDR Halibut Derby, said Ken

    MDRA has hosted the MDR Halibut Derby

    for tens of thousands of anglers. Please come

    out and join this great event.

    Marina del Rey Anglers is a fishing and conservation group and a non

    profit 501(c)3 organization. The money raised from the derbies has funded

    the clubs well known and respected MDRA Youth Fishing Program, itWhite Seabass Pens in Marina Del Rey and various other critical marine

    environmental and conservation programs. It hosts over 500 children from

    at risk environments and future anglers to fishing trips each summer and

    has released over 78,000 white seabass from its WSB grow out pens in

    Marina del Rey. It also sponsors fun fishing charters and welcomes new

    members and donations.

    Please send any donations or raffle items and cash to MDRA, c/o Bob

    Godfrey, 13082 Mindanao Way, #25, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. For more

    information visit or call 310-822-1425.

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

    oats have been floating around

    since before Noah - I guess

    thats why there are thousands

    of quotations about them. Im

    surprised Noah didnt write

    a few himself. I bet they would have been

    memorable...Yeah God, I remember everything

    you told me to bring - I just wish you would

    have mentioned a shovel.

    There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so

    much worth doing as simply messing about in

    boats. --Kenneth Grahame.

    OK - I can buy that most of the time. Just dont

    catch me on a day when Im dealin with aplugged head.

    Twenty years from now you will be more

    disappointed by the things that you didnt do

    than by the ones you did do. So throw off the

    bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch

    the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.

    Discover. --Mark Twain

    Amen. Carpe Diem, Huckleberry.

    The sea is the same as it has been since before

    men ever went on it in boats.-- Ernest Hemingway

    I think all sailors feel that seemingly endless

    continuity - part of the magic.

    We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust

    the sails. -- Bertha Calloway

    True for sailing and true for life.

    It is time to be old - Time to take in sail.

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    And, hopefully weve replaced strength and

    agility with wisdom and experience.

    A ship in harbor is safe, but thats not what

    ships are built for. --William Shedd

    A sad, though somehow comforting thought as a

    son prepares to leave home.

    Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is

    the beach that worries him. -- Charles Davis

    Learn that lesson well.

    Ships are the nearest thing to dreams that hands

    have ever made. -- Robert Rose

    They are indeed, vessels of dreams.

    If you cannot arrive in daylight, then stand off

    well clear, and wait until dawn.

    -- Tristan Jones

    Good advice when approaching an unknown


    If you cant repair it, maybe it shouldnt be on

    board. -- Lin and Larry Pardee

    I never couldfigure out if the Pardees were

    Luddites, spartan or just cheap.

    There is nothing like lying flat on your back on

    the fore deck, alone except for the helmsman aft

    at the wheel - all silence except for the lapping

    of the sea against the side of the ship. At that

    moment you can be equal to Ulysses and brother

    to him. -- Errol Flynn

    From what Ive heard about Flynn at Catalina..

    well, lets just say that I dont think he did much

    laying around on the fore deck - alone.

    Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you cal

    - wanted to sail upon your waters since I was

    three feet tall - youve seen it all, youve seen

    it all. Watched the men who rowed you, switch

    from sail to steam - in your belly you hold the

    treasures few have ever seen - most of em

    dreams, most of em dreams. Yes, I am a pirate

    two hundred years too late. The cannons don

    thunder, theres nothin to plunder, Im an over

    forty victim of fate - Arriving too late, arrivingtoo late. -- A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jimmy


    I dont think theres a sailor in the last 30 years

    who doesnt know that song. Most of em fee

    like it was written just for them - maybe me


    The days pass happily with me wherever my

    ship sails. -- Joshua Slocum

    Slocum disappeared after setting sail to explor

    the Amazon, Orinoco and Rio Negro Rivers inSouth America. At the time, these rivers were

    all known for being home to various tribes of

    headhunters. Somehow I dont think his last day

    passed happily.

    A tourist remains an outsider throughout his

    visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from

    the moment he arrives. -- Anne Davison

    This is true - even at Catalina. Sailors and

    fishermen are an integral part of local ambiance



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

    and atmosphere - which would not exist in their


    Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows

    to shorten sail - in time. -- Joseph Conrad

    Sage advice from the Heart of Darkness.

    Sailors, with their built in sense of order,

    service and discipline , should really be running

    the world. -- Nicholas Monsarrat

    Couldnt possibly do any worse than the

    politicians who are running things now.

    I called to the other men that the sky was

    clearing, and then a moment later I realized that

    what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but

    the white crest of an enormous wave.-- Ernest Shackleton

    Shackelton was one of the most resourceful and

    bravest men who ever lived. We have few such

    men today. I would suggest that anyone who

    thinks otherwise read, Endurance.

    A sailing ship is no democracy; you dont

    caucus a crew as to where youll go anymore

    than you inquire when theyd like to shorten

    sail. -- Sterling Hayden

    And another from olIron Jaw...

    A quote from Sterling Haydens book,


    To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life,

    must rest on a firm foundation of financial

    unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine

    traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who

    play with their boats at sea... cruising it is

    called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the

    wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not,

    fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you

    have the means, abandon the venture until yourfortunes change. Only then will you know what

    the sea is all about.

    Ive always wanted to sail to the South Seas,

    but I cant afford it. What these men cant

    afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the

    cancerous discipline of security. And in the

    worship of security we fling our lives beneath

    the wheels of routine - and before we know it

    our lives are gone.

    What does a man need - really need? A few

    pounds of food each day, heat and shelter,

    six feet to lie down in - and some form of

    working activity that will yield a sense of

    accomplishment. Thats all in the material

    sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed

    by our economic system until we end up in a

    tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments,

    mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings

    that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of

    the charade.

    The years thunder by. The dreams of youth

    grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the

    shelves of patience. Before we know it, the

    tomb is sealed.

    Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which

    shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy oflife? -- Sterling Hayden

    Like Shackelton - a mans man - flawed, but hard

    and true. As I have mentioned before, I named

    my youngest son Hayden.

    At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not

    how much. -- Robin Lee Graham

    Compare Grahams pithy statement to Haydens

    opus - both take you to the same place - one with

    simple brevity the other with flinty eloquence.

    To achieve harmony aboard ship, the desire for

    companionship and conversation must always

    be balanced with regard for introspection and

    solitude. -- R.L. Schaefer

    While wandering along quiet beaches I have

    found that seashells that are weathered or

    broken are, often times, of more interest and

    dimension than those shiny and perfect.

    -- R.L. Schaefer

    Hey, its my column - Indulge me.

    Until next month - Smooth Sailing...

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    This story was reprinted with permission of the

    author. It originally appeared on SCsurffishing.

    com. SC Surf Fishing is one of the best sources for

    everything surffishing in Southern California.

    They have busy forums, great discussions and

    helpful tips regarding the Southern California

    fishing scene.

    Five: Bail and Bail Spring Assembly

    The bail itself is very simple to remove. Once

    the line roller is disassemble, only one screw is

    left holding the bail. Unscrew to remove the bail


    Important: Although Ive shown the complete

    removal of the bail, I recommend that you work

    in subassemblies. In other words, after taking

    the line roller apart and cleaning it, put it back

    together before taking off the other end of the

    bail. This is always a safe strategy. The less

    loose parts you have at any one time means you

    have fewer parts to lose and fewer reassembly

    steps to forget.

    My reel was in pretty good shape prior to

    disassembly. But you can tell from the picture

    below that there is still some sand that got itsway into the bail attachment point. Clean this

    area thoroughly and lube with a general lubricant

    like Daiwa Blue Grease before reassembling.

    The bail spring assembly is located on the same

    side of the bail as the line roller. Usually thereis some sort of cover that protects the spring

    assembly from the elements. Below is the reel

    with the bail spring cover removed but the

    spring assembly still in place.

    This area is a real sand collector on my reels.

    The cover on my reel is chrome plastic. So

    instead of using white gas which may mar or

    distort the plastic, I simply rinse this part off in

    running water.

    If you move the bail back and forth with the bail

    spring cover removed, you can see how the bail

    spring mechanism works.

    Bail fully closed:

    Bail partly open:

    Bail completely open:

    Notice in the above pic how the fully compressed

    bail spring shaft interacts with the bail trip.

    Now detach the bail arm. This assembly is

    spring-loaded so be careful. The bail spring

    assembly should be in the position shown below

    Notice the orientation of the pin.

    This pin fits into a hole in the base of the bai

    arm attachment.

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    Reel Maintenance

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    The fall bite is on! We still have squidand fin bait along the coast and overat the islands, its kind of unusual soenjoy it while it lasts. Even though theweather patterns have been unpredict-able, white seabass and yellowtail arearound and were hoping they hang onfor a while longer.

    Santa Monica Bay has been produc-ing a little bit of every species latelyand both ends of the bay have haddecent spots wherever there are kelpbeds. If your fishing structures outsidethe breakwall, the bass bite has beengood. Dont put your top-water gearaway just yet its the time of the yearto keep both bottom and top-watergear handy.

    The lobster season opener had mixedreviews depending on location. I hadlimits over at Catalina while diving, butresults varied. Not to worry, we have along season ahead of us to find thosespots.

    Currently water temps are holding in

    the 60s not bad, all things consid-ered. On the bait scene: Larry andMike over at Inseine Baits have curedsardines and squid. Im still fishingdown around San Diego for tuna aslong as they hang around

    Until next time Tight lines

    Ac cording to DaveFishing Update b y Ma ster

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    The spring assembly itself is dumped into

    the white gas to clean. This is the only way

    to completely remove sand that is imbedded

    in grease. Once the parts are cleaned and

    dry, they are regreased and reassembled. For

    proper reassembly, the pin must fit in the hole

    so you may have to compress the bail shaft

    spring slightly to accomplish this. Your reel

    should now have a smoothly functioning bail

    and line roller.

    Six: Bail Trip Assembly

    Note: The following has only been verified for

    Daiwa spinning reels (Capricorn & Samurai).Other manufacturers/models may differ.

    Please refer to your reels schematic BEFORE

    messing with this assembly.

    For more advanced reel-tweakers, lets revisit

    the bail trip assembly. On the a simple reel such

    as a Daiwa Samurai, it can be as simple as two

    components: the bail trip lever and the bail

    trip spring. There may also be a washer or two

    in the mix. Make a note of the order of each

    piece as you disassemble. Note the orientation

    of both ends of the spring, in relation to each

    other and in relation to the lever. The spring iscompressed in the pic in the next below.

    Remove and clean as necessary. The picture

    below shows how the bail trip spring and bail

    trip lever are oriented to each other prior to


    Reassembly can be a little tricky. One good

    way is to hold the spring and lever togethe

    and place them partially on the shaft as shown


    Gently guide the straight end of the spring into

    position. Rotate the lever clockwise, seat the

    lever fully and screw it back on.

    Seven: Other Tips

    Another really quick maintenance fix that i

    commonly overlooked is the handle. A quick

    shot of lubricant such as Corrosion-X between

    the plastic paddle and shaft it rotates on will do

    wonders in restoring the smoothness of you

    reel. If the paddle shaft is really gunked up

    dip the paddle in white gas and stir. Remove

    let dry and relubricate using Corrosion-X.

    The above maintenance procedures should

    cover a reel that has not been dumped in the

    ocean and has been rinsed with fresh water

    after each saltwater use. If you still have a

    rough-shod reel after performing the above

    steps, you may have to remove the rotor and

    or crack the body and have a look at the main

    gears. Well save that for next time!

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    a public statement the Del Rey Yacht Club has decided to hold off on the running of the long standing international race:

    After much discussion and careful deliberation, it was the decision of the Committee to postpone the PV 11 Race until conditions for successfully

    staging a long-distance Regatta are more favorable.

    Due to the uncertain economy, we do not have enough paid entries to warrant the time and expense of running a race of this kind.

    Going hand in hand with the economic situation, it has been difficult to get sponsorships and ads even with the help of a professional sponsorship


    The Mexican Airline bankruptcy has also discouraged many of our members, including key chairmen, from participating in this race. The resultan

    increase in air fares makes the cost extremely difficult for many who desire to participate in the activities in Puerto Vallarta. The difficulty of obtaining

    escort vessels has also created additional problems for starting and finishing the four races and coordinating the communications, computations and

    parties in route.

    The perceived problem of Mexican Violence was also very discouraging. In summation, the PV 11 Executive Committee felt it would be financially

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    The Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta race has been running since the early 70s and is regarded as one of the most established international long distance

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2007

    and newer cars and light trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains up to 15 percent ethanol known as E15 and only to model year 2007 and

    newer cars and light trucks. This represents the first of a number of actions that are needed from federal, state and industry towards commercialization

    of E15 gasoline blends. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson made the decision after a review of the Department of Energys (DOEs) extensive testing

    and other available data on E15s impact on engine durability and emissions.

    This decision has got some boating advocacy groups aggressively asking for more testing before E 15 makes its way into the general fuel supply

    Large numbers of boaters have been impacted by 10% ethanol in their gasoline, which was rolled out nationwide a few years ago. A solvent, ethano

    can degrade fuel systems and harm boat engines. Boaters around the country have reported engine breakdowns, some leading to expensive repairs andpotential safety issues.

    Prior to the EPAs announcement, stated: More than 22,000 Americans have e-mailed President Obama urging him to stop the

    Environmental Protection Agency from approving a 50 percent increase in the amount of ethanol in gasoline until comprehensive, independent and

    objective scientific testing can show that higher ethanol levels will not increase air pollution, harm engines or raise consumer safety issues.

    A broken-down car on the side of the road is one thing; a boat stranded at sea is an entirely different matter, said Thom Dammrich, President of the

    National Marine Manufacturers Association in an editorial piece for We also know that higher-level ethanol blends make boat engine

    run at a higher temperature, increasing emissions of smog-forming pollutants. There are serious consumer safety, warranty, product liability and air

    quality concerns that EPA and policymakers have not fully thought through, in their haste, to support the ethanol industry.

    We are extremely disappointed that EPA is allowing this fuel to enter the market without the appropriate scientific data or consumer and environmenta

    safeguards, Dammrich said regarding the EPAs announcement. This decision not only adversely impacts marine manufacturers, but creates a

    significant risk of misfueling for the nations 66 million boaters who will be left holding the bag for performance issues and expensive repairs. We are

    astonished that EPA has decided to move forward with a fuel that will increase air pollution and damage hundreds of millions of existing products.

    In the coming months, NMMA and other organizations will review EPAs pump label rulemaking and explore additional options to protect the boating

    community and marine manufacturers from incompatible fuels like E15.

    Captain Wilson Sheppard

    Powerboat Specialist

    Sales Training


    [email protected]

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    Simon Landt is the Yard Manager @ Windward

    Yacht Center, he started out in boatbuilding

    in England, after working in the Med and

    Caribbean for Yacht Charter companies he isnow a permanentfixture in Marina del Rey. He

    can be contacted at (310) 823-4581 Ext 17 or

    by e-mail [email protected].

    Osmotic Blisters can be a very worrying sight

    for the boat owner, however, a good percentage

    of blisters that we see are purely cosmetic and

    render no immediate harm to the structure or

    sea worthiness of the vessel. It s only in the

    cases of the larger blisters that hold liquid or

    have become open that require attention.

    Is it just older boats that get blisters, or dothe newer models have them also?

    Landt: Any GRP/Fiberglass boat can develop

    blisters, they can come from the way the boat

    was fabricated at manufacture, or inadequate

    protection of the hull bottom in the water.

    The older boats do tend to have more blister

    problems, we have

    seen some blister

    issues in the newer

    boats. Originally

    boatbuilders used

    polyester resins

    for fabrication,

    since the late 80s,

    vinylester or epoxy

    resins are used

    and have generally cut down on the amount of

    blister problems.

    Can I repair the blisters myself, or is this

    best left to a professional?

    Landt: Blister repair can be a little tricky,

    especially knowing how much to grind back

    into the hull and whether you would need to

    use laminations or just a good quality filler for

    the repair. There is a wealth of information in

    boating literature and the internet, you can also

    ask the staff of the haulout facility who are

    always willing to advise. If you dont feel up to

    the task then probably best to get a professional

    at the haulout facility to do the work.

    Should I have a gel peel to get rid of the


    Landt: Some boatyards still do gel peels, its

    a very costly venture and you lose the use of

    your boat for a good chunk of time as they have

    to let the hull laminations dry out. I would not

    recommend this route unless the hull bottom

    is completely covered in blisters and you love

    the boat that much. There is still no absolute

    guarantee that there will be no more blisterproblems. At Windward Yacht Center we

    recommend isolated blister repairs and just

    moniter the smaller ones at each haulout.

    Once the hull has had the blisters removed

    and repaired, what is the best way to prevent

    further problems?

    Landt: If you have just taken care of isolated

    blisters, then 2 coats of a 2 part epoxy primer

    over the repaired areas before bottom painting

    is adequate to seal the repairs. If you have

    repaired areas all over the hull bottom, then itmay be worth to strip off the remaining bottom

    paint to the gelcoat, sand the bottom, then apply

    a barrier coat of 2 part epoxy primer, usually 3

    coats, and then chemical link it to the bottom

    paint. Again there is no guarantee against more

    blisters appearing in the future. Also it is always

    advisable to have the boat hauled at least every

    3 years and have

    new antifouling

    paint applied, and

    have a reputable

    dive service to do

    regular cleaning

    and advise you of

    any problems with

    the boat bottom.

    At Windward Yacht Center we have carried out

    hundreds of blister repairs with great success.

    We have a very experienced crew and we use

    the latest materials and repair techniques. We

    are happy to put our name against any repairs

    that we do.

    2010 The Mariner - Issue 93 23


    Simon LandtOsmotic Blisters

    The MarinerPick i t Up !





    Custom Woodwork at its Best

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    24 The Mariner -Issue 93 2010

    Dear Mookie,

    As I get a bit older, the feeling of mortalityis becoming more and more vivid. I want to

    feel okay about the idea of not being on this

    earth anymore, but its hard for me. Do you

    have any words of wisdom?


    Mortal Mort in Mar Vista

    Dear Mort,

    Im a little confused by this mortality thing

    youre talking aboutIm not sure I know

    about that. Perhaps you should cut down on

    caffeine that cant hurt. If whatever it is gets

    really bad, bring a bag of your poop into the

    doctor and let them read through it and tell

    you whats up. I have no idea how they can

    decipher the code thats inside my waste, but

    they can.

    Hope that helps

    Quality Advice From ATwo Year Old Black Lab


    Its About the Boat!

    Check out the new Harbor 25coming to Marina del Rey in September!


    14025 Panay Way Marina del Rey - above the Ships Store

    w w w . t h e y a c h t e x c h a n g e . n e t

    Visit us at theLong Beach Boat Show

    September 9-12th.

    New West Coast Dealer for Schock!

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    2010 The Mariner -Issue 93 25

    One Mans Trash is Another Mans .......

    Sai lboatsBeneteau Oceanis 400

    Time 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@

    Columbia 36 1968

    Beautiful classic, 2 owners, resent haul out and com-

    plete overhaul, pristine condition. Serious inquiries

    only. Price $ 21,900. Call Peter at 310-864-4842

    1977 Bomb ay Cl ipper 31 Sai lboat

    Excellent condition. 12hp Yanmar diesel. Easy sin-

    gle-handing. Sleeps 4+. Detailed marine survey Nov2009. Oxnard,CA 661-400-8623.

    1976 Finot design

    Pocket cruiser Ecume de mer $3000. Bulb keel


    1988 Mar t in 242

    Race ready. Emaculately restored in 2005, a proven

    winner. Includes tandom axle road trailer. $24,200

    OBO. 310-305-1017

    Pow er Boats 34 Bayl iner 1989

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

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

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

    32 Unifl

    i t e .Great liveaboard. Twin Crusaders, sleeps 6, full galley

    and head. 18,000 OBO. Call 818-886-4602.

    13 Boston Whaler

    With 40 HP Honda - $6,500


    Sea-Doo Speedste r 155 Musclecr aft :

    Only 14 Hours Running Time. Selling Due to Reloca-

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

    Boat ing Acc ess WantedExperienced sailor looking to buy access to a 30ft.+

    sailboat preferably with a dodger. I owned a 32 ft Is-

    lander for nine years. I am a crew member on a 38

    ft. Catalina for the Wednesday night races and I have

    over 25 years of ocean sailing experience. I presentlyhave access to a 38 FT. Benateau for $80.00 for a day

    sail and $90.00 for overnights to Catalina. Looking for

    a similar deal, in Marina Del Rey. ContactAlan Rock

    310-721-2825 or [email protected]

    DinghysAchi l les 12.5 RIB

    40HP Johnson. 2 stroke oil injection, wheel steering,

    back to back seat, anchor well bilge pump. Comes

    w/trailer w/spare tire. $2,600 310-413-3654

    12 Zodiac

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


    Yamaha 252 stroke outboard $1200. 310-701-5960

    Johnson 4 hp

    $300.00 310-391-5083

    40 hp Isuzu

    w/Borg Warner Velvet Drive trans. Powering down be-

    cause engine too big for 33 sailboat. $3,400

    818-353-8226 leave message

    Used Outboards


    40 Suzuki,EFI, 4stk, long w/ remote & gauges $4000

    15 Johnson, 4stk, extra long, high thrust, electric start,

    sail, $1800.00

    15 Suzuki, 4stk, electric start, long $2200

    9.9 Honda,4stk, electric start, short $2000

    9.9 Mercury 4stk, short $1800

    8.0 Mercury 4stk, short $ 1500

    8 Honda 4stk, short $1400

    8 Yamaha 2stk, short $750

    8 Evinrude 2stk, short $600

    5 Honda 4stk, short $850

    4.0 Mercury 4stk, $900

    SS Dinghy cradle $1500

    Other Stuf f Raymarine E-120 Navigat ion Display

    Brand new in Box. $2200. Must sell Call 818-571-


    Float ing Je t Dock - Un iversa l 18 f t .

    (For Use With Sea-Doo) Only 4 Months Old $3,500 -Contact Ken at (314) 560-1888

    Rasca l 600 power scoot er.

    Runs like new. Great condition. New batteries. Selling

    for $1947. Call Paul, 310) 963-8835

    Raymarine ST-60

    Wind system with Vane. Brand NEW in Box. $800.00

    call 818-571-5658


    For 30 Catalina interior, complete set in very good

    condition. Asking $1700. 310-701-5960

    Anchor Gear

    Manson Supreme 45lb, Lightly used for one season,

    Will deliver to your boat. $350. 626.353.3858

    [email protected].

    Anchors140#. CQR Excellent $995.00; 25# navy & 24 feet

    5/16 chain. $50.00; 3# Danforth & 5 1/4 chain

    $15.00. 310 986 5681

    Standard Hor izon Spectrum + VHFw i th DSC

    Hailer/fog. Includes wiring & manual. Works great!

    $125.00 310.650.4046

    Bimin i top

    With stainless bows - 100 X 100 dark blue and came

    from a 42 Californian fly bridge $650. 310-701-5960

    Winch Convers ion

    Turn your winches into power winches with this Mil-

    waukee 28V cordless right angle drill with extra 28Vbattery. bought in 09. Light use. $285.00. 310-739-


    Mainsai l

    For boats 25-27 boat. $600. 310-701-5960

    Mainsai l

    From 40 ft. Cal - $600 call 310-823-2040

    Dacron Mainsai l for a Catal ina

    42 or 47 hoist and 15.5 foot. 2 reefs, Good condition.

    $700- 310.650.4046

    Used sai ls in stock 310 827-8888

    Space For RentUnique Smal l B ldg.

    At 1 Bora Bora. 700 s.f. high ceiling w/potential patio

    $2.25 psf. L. Palmo & J. Stanfill. (310) 478-7700.

    Open Plan

    13555 Fiji Way 8,600 s.f. 2/26 ceiling. Open plan w/

    lots of glass & parking. L. Palmo & J. Stan fill. (310)


    Want t o BuyHonda outboards

    Want to buy Honda outboard motors 15 thru 50 horse-

    power in poor condition for salvage. Captain.Don.

    [email protected] (818) 427-2144.

    Donate Boat sCash For Your Boat !

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

    Donate Your Boat

    LA Area Council Boy Scouts of America need yourboat or boat gear as donation to support essential and

    formative youth programs, please call 310-823-2040

    or E-mail [email protected]

    Need Cash Fast?

    Ill buy your boat 310-827-7686

    Donate Your BoatReceive a substantial tax deduction. Support youth

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

    Serv icesCanvas Boat Covers and Repairs

    New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water

    repelency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242

    Mar ine E lec t ron ics

    Sail and power boats - Engine data converters, Tach

    and analog gauges, To digital system - nmea2k.

    Single or dual engine installations. 310-902-5429

    Carlos peinado/marine electronic tech. 310-754-9118

    [email protected]

    Boat Deta i l ing

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

    guaranteed. Estimates philip (310) 351 1502.

    Dance Lessons

    Ballroom, Swing, Salsa and Country Western

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

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

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    a hand. Charlie [email protected] 619.227.4187

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    fering Full Color Vinyl lettering, and graphics. Bluewater

    Boat Lettering 310.433.5335

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