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A Publication For Where Land Ends www.mariner Issue #89 June 2010

The Comeback Kid
Marina del Rey Sailor Abby Sunderland Nearly Perishes in the Depths of the Southern Indian Ocean

A Magazine For The Marina del Rey Boating Community

The Mariner is
Editor/Publisher/Writer Pat Reynolds Photographs Pat Reynolds Columnist Mookie Contributors Dave Kirby Richard Schaefer Copy Editing Assistance Lisa Asahara For advertising rates and Information contact 310-397-1887 - phone email [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 June 18 - July 16

When I first started The Mariner I didn’t know very many people, but figured it would somehow all work out. After delivering issue number one around town, I was approached by a nice couple at one of my drops who said they appreciated what I was trying to do and asked me a few questions. They could tell I had no idea what was going on and suggested I call a lady named Lynn Hammett who was a friend of Darien Murray, the Editor/Publisher of The Dinghy, the publication I was essentially attempting to replace after her passing. At the time, there were some people around town who didn’t like what I was doing out of respect for Darien and I understood. “Do you think this Lynn Hammett will help me or curse me?” I asked. The couple looked at each other for a moment and one of them said, “maybe both.” Lynn had lunch with me at Edie’s Diner and with her no-nonsense manner brought me up to speed like a long lost Aunt that didn’t have time for such bother but was doing it anyway. Tersely she welcomed me and told me Opening Day was the next week and I should be there. Lynn brought me around and looked out for me that day and continued to do the same in the years to come. When I read an email recently that Lynn had died, my heart sank. She was such an integral part of the Yacht Club fabric - one of those people that seemed would always be around, but now was gone. Lynn was only in her early sixties and lately didn’t seem to me to be very happy. She had medical problems with her legs, which led to extra weight, which exacerbated the problems further and she didn’t have the resources to take care of it all. I believe she was sad and that made it all the worse to hear the news. When Lynn won the David Poe Memorial Service Award for all her work within the community in 2005, she cried before her peers. She was recognized for her deeds and it touched her heart. Today I too recognize Lynn and say that I will miss her humor, her spirit and above all else her loyalty to the boating community. I hope she is at peace. Thanks for picking it up!

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at a glance: Marina del Rey Sheriff: 310-482-6000 Los Angeles County Lifeguard: 310-577-5700 Vessel Assist: 800-399-1921 Sea Tow 866-473-5400 Marine Life Rescue 800-39WHALE
“Abby Sunderland” by Pat Reynolds

Coming Events Off the Wire The Comeback Kid Abby Sunderland Dismasts in Indian Ocean Final Passage Solo Sailor Tom Kirschbaum Dies in Catalina Crossing The Parrot of Marina del Rey An MDR Parrot Befriends a Sea Bird Catalina Currents Keeping Engines Cool by Richard Schaefer Powertails Summer Boating Checklist Racing Ask the Expert - Boat Insurance Ask Mookie Classifieds The Mariner - Issue 89 4 6 10 12 14 16 18 20 23 24 25




65 McKinna 2002 4 cabins dual helms, fully 52 Californian cockpit motoryacht 1988 equipt, clean $1,099,000 Caterpillar diesels,two staterooms, loaded $199,000

47 Spindrift Ranger convertible sedan Cat diesels, two staterooms $89,000

43 Bayliner 1990 motoryacht three staterooms, diesels $117,500

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

42 Chris Craft motoryacht 1987 over $22000 spent in ‘09 upgrades $79,000

42 Uniflite Sportfisher 1978 cummins diesel, 41 Silverton Convertible sedan, two cabins full fish gear, eletronics. full fish tower, ready spacious. $99,500 to go fishing. $78,000

39 Sea Ranger trawler motor yacht 2 staterooms, 2 helms, very clean, 120 HP diesels, end tie slip available $79,000

38 Bayliner have three; 1987 -1991all diesels 39 Bayliner convertible sedan two statewith 2 staterooms, dual helms, from $79,000 rooms two helms Cummins 330 HP diesels to $98,500 $149,000

38 Dolphin trawler aft cabin 1986 dual helms, full walk around decks, side door entry very clean $99,000

37 Silverton 1998 aft cabin, full electronics very clean $125,500

37 Silverton sedan 1984 very clean, sleeps 6, 35 Bayliner aft cabin 1996 three staterooms, with elec head and shower. Reduced $42,000 diesels, lo hours, loaded $110,000

33 Sea Ray sundancer 1994 low engin hours , air cond, generator, new eletcronics $43,500 34 Sea ray Sundancer 1087 loaded $29,900

45 Morgan/ Catalina 1992 built center-cock- 41 Hunter aft cockpit with aft aft cabin; have 41 Morgan/Catalina 1987 ctr cockpit, pit bluewater cruiser, loaded clean $149,000 2 -2000 an 2002, from $129,000. spacious aft cabin, and very clean $89,500 46 Hunter 2002 aft cpt, aft cab $250,000

38 Morgan Catalina built center cockpit 1994 loaded and clean $119,000

37 Irwin center cockpit sloop 1975, very clean and fully equipped. Choice slip at Mothers Beach $39,000

37 Fisher Pilothouse bluewater ketch 1975 36 Magellean ketch 1978 bluewater cruiser, upgraded 1991 new engine and more $89,000 full keel, Bristol condition $42,500

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Coming Events!
What’s happening around the largest man made harbor in the U.S.?
Racing Seminar This seminar (from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) is open to racers of all levels who would like to improve their knowledge of the rules. After spending a little time covering the basic rules the floor will be opened up to the audience who will be encouraged to ask questions and share their “rules experiences” on the water. Lectures held at: Open Sailing, 4695 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. Corner of Mindanao and Admiralty Way - enter on Admiralty. Plenty of free parking inside. We will be asking for a $5 donation. Beverages & snacks will be provided. If you plan on attending please rsvp online at www. Become a certified underwater hull diver. The City of Newport Beach and the California Professional Divers Association invite all hull cleaners to attend this course. By becoming certified in the use of these Best Management Practices, the hull cleaner can: Reduce his impact on the environment, lengthen the life of his customer’s anti fouling paint and help protect our industry and our livelihoods. For more information or questions, please contact Bill Rocoo at 619 222-4147. The Juniors Present! The California Yacht Club juniors will present a Showcase of their highly successful sailing and rowing programs. One of the best programs in Southern California, it weaves a complex web of activities throughout the year. Our younger and very talented sailors are constantly travelling the country and beyond to compete at Optimist events. Reservations appreciated. The event will take place with a no host bar in the Fireside Room. Cocktails at 6.00pm with dinner at 6.30pm. California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way,Marina del Rey, 310 823 4567. Two Harbors Annual Dinghy Parade Decorate your dinghy in a creative patriotic theme and follow us in a parade through the coves of the West End for our 9th Annual Dinghy Parade. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative dinghies.

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Marina del Rey Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Enjoy spectacular fireworks over the Marina’s main channel. Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village are great viewing spots, but any waterview seat is a good one! 9 p.m. (arrive early). Free. 310 305 9545 PSSA Guest Speaker Series Mark Michaelsen Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association is please to be featuring Mark Michaelsen as its guest speaker at PSSA’s general membership meeting at 8pm at the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club on Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey. Mark is a well known Southern California racer known for his exploits as a helmsman, navigator and tactician on some of the hottest racing yachts, including record setting races on Afterburner. Mark is a frequent contributor to Sailing Anarchy and other sailing publications. For further information, see the PSSA website at or contact Gil Maguire at [email protected], or (805) 644.4800. Marina Venice Yacht Club Social Sundays Join Marina Venice Yacht Club weekly for our Social-Sunday Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Food items are provided and there is no charge. MVYC is located in the Marina City Club - West Tower - at 4333 Admiralty Way. Whether you own a boat, are looking to buy one, or just want to be around other water loving people MVYC welcomes all who share in the Corinthian Spirit. Security will tell you where to park. Follow the signs up the stairs or elevator to the Club House on G2. For more information contact [email protected], call (818) 4226368, or visit our Facebook Group page. Sailing Singles of Southern California Sailing 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

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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. Marina Sunday Sailing Club Since 1981 MSSC has brought together skippers and crew in a friendly social environment for daysails in Santa Monica Bay and cruises to Catalina and other destinations. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month on the patio at Burton Chace Park under the Club banner. Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. with a free Continental breakfast and socializing. We hold a brief business meeting and then head out for an afternoon of sailing on the Bay after which we gather at a member’s dock for wine, snacks and more socializing. Visitors are welcome and may attend two meetings free. No prior sailing experience is necessary. Married people welcome! For more info call (310) 226-8000 or visit 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 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] 2010


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WI R E Heart Attack at Catalina Island
LOS ANGELES – A Coast Guard crew from Air Station Los Angeles safely transported a man in need of medical attention from Catalina Island on June 5th. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach received a call from Catalina Medical Clinic at 9:30 p.m., stating that a 59-year-old man was experiencing cardiac distress. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medical evacuation to get the man advanced medical attention. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles, with a Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedic aboard, launched to conduct the transport. The man was transported from Catalina Island to Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., at 11:15 p.m.

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Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association is please to be featuring Mark Michaelsen as its guest speaker at PSSA’s general membership meeting on Monday, July 14, 2010 at 8 p.m. at the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club on Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey. Mark will be discussing modern marine clothing and foul weather gear for offshore cruising and racing and will also discuss weather forecasting for short handed offshore racers and cruisers. Mark is a well known Southern California racer known for his exploits as a helmsman, navigator and tactician on some of the hottest racing yachts, including record setting races on Afterburner. Mark is the former owner of Sailing Pro Shop. He is also considered a top notch weather guru and is sought after by offshore racers and cruisers for his weather predicting/prognosticating skills. Mark is a frequent contributor to Sailing Anarchy and other sailing publications

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The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors announced today Marina del Rey WaterBus summer weekend service begins Friday, June 25th through September 6th. Riders can access the WaterBus by heading to any boarding location where a dock attendant will hail the next available WaterBus. WaterBus service is available Fridays 5 pm - midnight, Saturdays 11 am - midnight and Sundays from 11 am - 9 pm. Holiday WaterBus service is available for the 4th of July, 11 am – midnight, and Labor Day, September 6 from 11 am - 9 pm. There are seven Marina boarding locations including Fisherman’s Village at 13755 Fiji Way; Burton Chace Park at 13650 Mindanao Way; Waterfront Walk/Fire Station #110 at 4433 Admiralty Way; Mother’s Beach at 4101 Admiralty Way; Dolphin Marina at 13900 Panay Way, Dock Gate #C-200; Esprit I at 13900 Marquesas Way, Dock Gate #B-401 and Marina Harbor at 14028 Tahiti Way, Dock Gate #A-2200. Tickets are available at each boarding location for $1.00 per person, one-way. Season passes are available for purchase at the Fisherman’s Village location for $30.00. All boarding locations are fully ADA compliant except Fisherman’s Village and parking is available at Los Angeles County lots located throughout Marina del Rey for a minimal fee. WaterBus service will operate 5 pm – midnight during the Marina del Rey Summer Concerts on July 8 and 22, as well as, August 5 and 19 for concertgoers who prefer water transportation to and from the concerts. In addition to WaterBus service, the free, clean fuel, landside Beach Shuttles will circulate between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey and the Venice Beach Pier on summer weekends and during the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series. Visit the Beaches and Harbors website at to download a WaterBus schedule.

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ne Saturday morning at about 10:30 in the morning, a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, apparently operating out of the San Pedro area, boarded a 65-ft motoryacht at the revamped Marina del Rey fuel dock. Although U.S. Coast Guard officials couldn’t comment on why the group was being detained, it’s speculated that the boat may have been operating an illegal charter of some kind. Details of the situation will become available after the investigation is over, but the circumstance brought to light the reality that there are dozens or maybe hundreds of makeshift unlicensed charter businesses in operation in the Marina and down the coast that are operating below the radar and without adhering to chartering regulations put forth by the Coast Guard. “They should have a minimum safety standard,” said U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Randy S. Waddington, who pursues illegal charter companies in the Southland waters. “I think that’s a reasonable expectation for the public, so for us, it’s a safety issue.” Waddington and his team troll the internet and marine bulletin boards looking for signs and indications of companies that appear suspicious. He says that since the recent downturn in the national economy, he is seeing more bogus charter businesses cropping up paying no heed to the many safety specifications a licensed company has to adhere to. “Have boat will charter” is the business model for many self proclaimed captains as they advertise diving trips, Catalina runs, fishing excursions, whale watches, ash scatterings or anything else. While Waddington is compassionate for people wanting to make a living he is also profoundly aware of the inherent risks of such behavior. “[A legal charter boat] is going to have greater life-saving capability, greater firefighting capability, the stability of the vessel 2010 is considered, many things,” said Waddington. “There’s a significant difference between a vessel that’s inspected and one that isn’t.” Although Waddington is quick to mention that he’s more interested in getting skippers compliant than dolling out citations, he acknowledges that the fines can be fairly expensive, especially if it’s a large boat carrying a large amount of people. He says fines range from $6,500 to $27,000 depending on the severity of the infraction. In addition to the safety aspects, Waddington also expressed sympathy towards legitimate companies that go through the meticulous and is my main concern and the other is how it undermines the vessels and companies that are doing things the right way and the safe way.” Steffey explains that a legitimate operation is regularly inspected and that the inspections are very thorough. A certificate is issued every five years but there are annual reviews and the boat needs to be hauled every two years. He also points out that commercial insurance is far more reaching and that a customer on an illegal charter may be putting themselves in a more compromising situation than they realize. For the general public who might be interested in chartering Lt. Waddington stresses that they pay attention to the posted material charter boats should have and to make sure the Captain is on the up and up. “I’d be asking for the Captain’s license and if there were more than six people on board I’d be looking for their certificate of inspection,” Waddington said, “which is required to be posted where passengers can see it. On that certificate it will provide information about the vessel, about the documentation number, max number of passengers, life saving, fire-fighting, all kinds of things.” sometimes costly effort of keeping a vessel up to snuff then lose business to an entrepreneurial boat owner who doesn’t have to concern themselves with inspections and permits. Captain Darrell Steffey, a licensed skipper who is a manager and First Officer of a legitimate chartering company in Marina del Rey is frustrated by the prospect of potentially untrained boat operators not only encroaching on his business but also not adhering to the safety regs that he feels are important for the well-being of the customer. “I have two concerns,” he stated. “One is for the general welfare and safety of the public, which

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Abby Sunderland Rescued from the Depths of the Southern Indian Ocean.


n June 10th news came over the wire that sixteenyear-old Marina del Rey sailor Abby Sunderland, who was attempting to become the youngest person to sail alone around the world, had activated two of her EPIRB units, indicating that she was in dire straights in the Southern Indian Ocean smack between South Africa and Australia. At last contact, Sunderland, the youngest person to ever sail around Cape Horn, had been skippering her Open 40 Wild Eyes in 60 knots of wind and 2025 foot- seas. She was reportedly on the iridium phone trouble-shooting engine problems after suffering repeated knockdowns when the phone cut out, as it had a few times prior. Abby’s team waited for a call back, but about an hour later the Sunderland household was contacted by the U.S. Coast Guard informing them that Abby

had activated two of her emergency beacons. Speculation ran rampant as both her team and the general public tried to piece together the few facts that existed and worry permeated the sailing community like no other circumstance in recent times. Soon after the news came out, the Sunderland’s made a relatively reassuring blog entry: “We were helping her troubleshoot her engine that she was trying to start to charge her systems. She was able to get the water out of the engine and start her up. We were waiting to hear back from her when American Search & Rescue authorities called to report having received a signal from her emergency beacon (EPIRB). We initially thought that the signal was sent automatically from her water-activated EPIRB and that it had been activated during one of her knockdowns. As we pulled the paperwork from her EPIRB registration, we learned that the

signal had come from her manually activated EPIRB. “Abby has all of the equipment on board to survive a crisis situation like this. She has a dry suit, survival suit, life raft, and ditch bag with emergency supplies. If she can keep warm and hang on, help will be there as soon as possible. Wild Eyes is designed for travel in the Southern Ocean and is equipped with five airtight bulkheads to keep her buoyant in the event of major hull damage. It is built to Category 0 standards and is designed to self-right in the event of capsize.” An ominous cloud hung low and much of the sailing community remained glued to their computers anticipating updates, hoping for the best, but fearing that the lone teenage sailor might be bobbing in a life raft in 30 foot seas, or worse, catapulted from her cockpit into a 2010

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ferocious ocean to die the death some critics predicted. Sentiments of promise seemed to take root as more information trickled in. The fact that her EPIRBS were manually activated was a good sign. They knew that one of the units came from inside the cabin and that a Class 1 automatic deployment EPIRB in the cockpit was not activated. The fact that the boat is designed for extreme conditions and that it was loaded with survival gear all gave hope to the hopeful, but as the hours past without any contact, that promise grew weary. Although, this passing time with no word from the record-setting young sailor was torturous for all concerned, one thing it did produce was worldwide concern and the Australian government got extremely proactive. Since Sunderland was in such horrible weather and in such a remote place – an area that couldn’t be accessed by rescue boats or helicopters, they took the unprecedented step of sending a commercial jet, a Qantas Airbus A330, on a scouting mission to try and spot Wild Eyes. Weather reports were ugly and many felt a jet of that size wouldn’t be able to fly low or slow enough to spot the speck that would be a 40-foot sailboat in those conditions, but at daybreak they loaded the plane with professional rescuers, a hand-held marine VHF radio and made their way to the EPIRB location. Soon, word came back that Sunderland had been spotted and that she responded when hailed on the marine radio. “This is Abby,” she said to the delighted rescue crew on board the Australian jet and a rescue effort involving a French fishing boat that was located about 400-miles away was immediately enacted. Wild Eyes had been dismasted but was upright and in decent shape, considering what it had gone through. Sunderland hunkered down inside the cabin and awaited pick-up. 2010

The following day, the weather was considerably more manageable as Ile De La Runion, a 100foot fishing vessel, arrived to rescue Sunderland from her precarious position. She was safely retrieved by dinghy although it wasn’t without its difficulties. There were reports that the dingy’s driver had fallen into the cold southern waters during the attempt and some anxious moments ensued.

“The long and the short of it is, well, one long wave, and one short mast -short meaning two inch stub.” Abby was characteristically upbeat and resilient in her post and, amazingly, after going through such an incredible ordeal, still took time to take a shot at her critics, or more accurately the critics of her parents, who by this time were weighing in loudly around the world. “There are plenty of things people can think of to blame for my situation; my age, the time of year and many more. The truth is, I was in a storm and you don’t sail through the Indian Ocean without getting in at least one storm. It wasn’t the time of year it was just a Southern Ocean storm. Storms are part of the deal when you set out to sail around the world. As for age, since when does age create gigantic waves and storms?”

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Abby chose her next entry to thank all of the agencies and people who spent fortunes and went out of their way to make a dangerous and difficult rescue successful. In a telephone interview conducted soon after she was safe on the fishing boat Abby described the situation: “There was a storm all day. I had 60-knots for a good part of the day. I had been knocked down 4 times. Things were just starting to die down – I had about 40-knots. I had just finished fixing my engine when I got hit. I don’t know if it was a rogue wave or what, but the boat rolled all of a sudden.”

Sunderland spent a total of three days floating helplessly aboard her disabled 40-foot racer and for nearly a day was seriously considered a goner. After she got settled onto the French vessel it wasn’t long before she logged onto her blog: “Hey everyone, sorry I haven’t written in so long, as you probably already know I had a pretty rough couple of days.

In the meantime, the mainstream media pounced on the story with ravenous voracity. All of the morning shows led with the story and each one interviewed Laurence, Marianne and Zac about the ordeal. Geraldo Rivera gave the story a good amount of time on his show Geraldo at Large and local California television featured the story front and center. But for all the networks, this wasn’t simply a feel-good piece about a brave young girl who got derailed while pursuing her 11

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fter a challenging sail from Marina del Rey, around Santa Barbara Island and on to Catalina Island in 40-knots of wind and over 10-foot seas, Tom Kirschbaum, 57, rested on Feral, his 26foot International Folkboat, a satisfied man. According to friends who spoke to him in the morning after the race as he sat safely on a mooring in Emerald Bay, Kirschbaum was ecstatic about the trip. He loved solo-sailing, and it was especially affirmed in this race. Some would say sailing alone in near gale force winds in a 26-foot sailboat is risky behavior, and they, of course, would be right, but for Kirschbaum and others like him, it’s a calculated and very well thought out decision. Tom in particular was known to be one of the most cautious of the breed – not a great racer, but one that was sure to finish. It’s for that reason the sailing community was stunned to learn Kirschbaum had evidently fallen off Feral on the delivery back to Marina del Rey. The boat washed up on a Venice beach sails perfectly trimmed, with an empty, shackled together harness clipped securely to a padeye in the cockpit. 12

Conditions were hooting by most fair-weathersailor’s standards the Sunday afternoon Tom was sailing across, but compared to the conditions he faced over the weekend, it was most manageable. “There were several boats that came across that afternoon so it wasn’t the type of situation where you shouldn’t do it… you shouldn’t do it if you don’t know what you’re doing, but Tom knew what he was doing,” said Gil Maguire, a fellow Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association member who made the crossing the same day. “He was a good sailor. He’s not the type of person that I’d expect this to happen to, so everyone is left scratching our heads wondering what happened.” When the boat sailed itself up on shore near Navy St. at 3:45 Sunday afternoon, there would be a chain reaction of head scratching, with many questions as yet still unanswered. Was he wearing a life vest? Had he somehow come out of his harness? Was he still alive? A search and rescue mission began immediately, but was suspended the following day. That Thursday, Kirschbaum’s body was found wearing a life jacket by fisherman, four miles

off the Long Beach Coast. But how the ultra safety-conscious Kirschbaum fell off the boat still left friends wondering “When you have the harness and it’s all hooked up and tethered into place – you’ve got to wonder,” speculated PSSA Jr. Staff Commodore Eric Lambert, who had competed in the same race and was one of the first on the scene to conduct a run-through investigation of the beached boat. “It would be very easy to loosen an adjustment in the process of getting all geared up and neglect to cinch up the harness tight. It’s a very human thing and anyone could make a mistake like that. Why would you take a harness off while it’s still clipped in?” As of this writing, the autopsy was not released. Friends and fellow sailors await the report to see of it shows any evidence of what may have happened that blustery afternoon. “The sea conditions were such that you can get the occasional rogue wave,” Lambert said. “And I just wonder if something like that happened to Tom and he took a knock down that came out of nowhere.” Kirschbaum’s death came as a blow to the 2010

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sailing community, particularly the short handed sect. He was a man who was enthusiastic about the sport, but above all, someone who was unremitting when it came to safety. One friend said: “When his daughter sailed Feral back to Honolulu with him, from Hanalei, [Tom sailed from San Francisco to Hawaii in the singlehanded Transpac a few years back] Tom would not let her take off her lifejacket and harness even when she was lying on the settee down below. That was Tom Kirschbaum.” Now, in Kirschbaum’s wake are questions and doubts about the effectiveness of harnesses and the best ways short-handed sailors should be equipped to not suffer the same fate. Tom’s accident also brought to light, perhaps, a false security that the cockpit itself withholds. “I have many thousands of miles of sailing. In all these thousands of miles we have never taken a knock down,” Lambert said. “I have never been thrown from my perch on my boat, but early this year, on the Bishop Rock race I was. “We were in fairly rough conditions and I was sitting in the cockpit steering with my back to the waves while we were on a reach. With my foul weather hood on, I could only turn my head 90 degrees and see forward. I couldn’t see behind me and without any warning at all, a wave hit us and we went over 70 degrees. I lost my perch and fell to the leeward side of the cockpit. I landed well and grabbed hold – I didn’t go overboard but I could have. The boat reacted so rapidly that it threw me – I didn’t slide off - I was launched into the air. I was wearing a harness and tether in the cockpit. “In all the sailing that I’ve done in all the tens of thousands of miles in all sorts of conditions, that is the first time that I’ve been flung from the cockpit. I’ve always considered the cockpit to be a pretty safe place - we have safety harnesses and clip in, but that’s because we have to have a safety harness if we’re going forward and as long as we’re there, we might as well clip in not because of any feeling of insecurity in the cockpit – how can you fall out of a cockpit?” In a newspaper story written about the accident, it mentioned the irony that Kirschbaum’s death occurred during Boating Safety Week, but the truth is, there was no irony, for his boat was a safe as any that exist. All sailors know, probably none more than Kirschbaum himself, that the ocean can take anyone at anytime, regardless of preparation or the latest equipment. 2010

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It was a year or two ago that I first took notice of the large bright green bird, swooping and diving over and between the masts here in A-Basin. It looked like it was struggling to stay aloft, its wings constantly flapping, with a “squawksquawk-squawk” as if to say “Get out of my way, I’m out of control here.” I could hear it coming before seeing it, always alone, being ignored, if not frightening the other marina birds. Someone’s pet that flew away I supposed? Or perhaps, given the noise it makes, allowed to escape. Today, it is only 7:00 a.m. and already I hear its call, so distinct, so wanting, that high-shrilled squawk, different from any of the traditional sea birds usually heard in and around the Marina. “Is he calling for his mate?” my wife murmurs, her eyes still closed with sleep. A few days before, we were sitting on the foredeck of our sloop moored in A-Basin, enjoying a sundown beverage, and watching the boats glide by in their silent beauty when we heard the distinctive call. We knew without looking that it was the parrot, but this time there was a duet of angry sounding squawks. As we turn our heads, we saw a night heron dart by with the parrot in hot pursuit, nipping at its tail feathers. What could have happened between those two? I wondered, just as the duo pulled up abruptly and landed, within feet of one another on the bow rail of a nearby powerboat. They then sat there quietly, looking around, together but separate, seemingly content. The majestic gray-brown heron with its long pointed peak and darting eyes was, scanning the water below. The parrot, almost iridescent green in the fading sunlight, sat with its head held high, beak curved down, scanning the sky. What an unlikely pair, so different in so many ways, sharing only flight in common. Had these two just experienced a “lovers’ quarrel?” In this world of diversity, could the Parrot of A-Basin have finally found a mate?

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Trying to Keep Marine Engines Running Cool.

By Captain Richard Schaefer
ummer is here and that means two things for your boat; more use and hotter temperatures in the engine room. Add a cooling system problem and you’ve got the beginnings of a ruined vacation, or maybe even a fried engine .... ooouch! Let me preface this by saying that I am no mechanic. All the wisdom I am about to impart has been gained through painful experience - hunched over a hot engine, in a tiny engine room, burning my fingers, busting my knuckles, and alternately cussing out the S.O.B. who planned the freakin’ engine room, and the black hearted moron who designed the engine. I wish I could say that I was an eloquent cusser - like my uncle Ruben. Now, there was an artist in profanity. He was a farmer who could send a stream of four letter words arcing toward the heavens that was pure poetry. A soaring score of vulgarity - an ephemeral work of art. My cuss fests are more of a stumbling staccato of exclamations punctuated by muttering grumbles and whining - totally pedestrian in comparison to my uncle’s skyrocketing compositions. Occasionally, my rants get to the point of causing people to run screaming from the dock . They assume that either I have become a ranting, frothing, demented Freddie Kruger, or that I am battling a huge, writhing serpent that has taken up residence in my bilge. Either way - they want no part of it. You see, a charter captain must wear many hats. Unfortunately, often one of them is that of “chief engineer” as well as a boat’s Master. Over the years, I have managed to bring many disabled boats back to port without much more 16 than sweat, electrical tape, wire ties, grumbling, ranting, prayer and luck. But, like I said before, I’m no mechanic. These days, nearly all boats over 28 feet have fresh water cooling via a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger/coolant reservoir performs the same function on a boat as that of your car’s radiator. The difference is, that instead of air passing between the fins of a radiator to cool the engine coolant, a boat uses a raw-water (saltwater in the ocean) pump to draw in water and pump it through a collection of bronze or copper tubes that are immersed in the engine’s coolant, within a tank. A second coolant pump on the engine pushes the coolant through the engine and then to the heat exchanger, where the heat is transferred from the coolant to the raw water - which then is usually pumped into a wet exhaust system and over the side. Essentially, the heat generated by the engine is transferred first to the coolant via circulation through the coolant galleries within the engine, then pumped to the heat-exchanger, where the heat is again transferred to the raw water through the wall of the tubes, and then is pumped out with the exhaust. The “cooled coolant” is then pumped back through the engine. This process is continual whenever the engine is running - at least that’s the hope. As with most things , prevention and maintenance are the keys to avoiding expensive repairs. 1. Check your coolant every time you go out. If you need to add coolant find out why. In Southern California (where there is no danger of freezing) I find it best to not use antifreeze, but rather, distilled water, a wetting agent like Redline and water pump lubricant. There are many different coolant types on the market, and choosing the wrong one, in the incorrect dilution, could damage your engine. Also, water alone is a better coolant than antifreeze and, with the addition of Redline, has much greater cooling potential than antifreeze. 2. Keep an eye on the temperature gauge. Get to know the normal operating temp of the engine. An increase, even a slight one, usually indicates a problem - don’t ignore it. By the time the engine alarm goes off it is likely that damage has already occurred. Shut down immediately and sort it out. 3. Inspect your belts and hoses. Belts that appear worn or hoses that are “spongy/soft”, bulging or cracked must be replaced. Check the hose clamps as well - double clamp if possible. If your water pump drive belt is throwing a black dust/soot appearing film on the engine or engine spaces there’s a good chance that the water pump pulley is wobbling. A sure sign of imminent failure. Don’t wait - replace. 4. Replace the impeller on the raw water pump every 2 years or 1000 hours. Flush your fresh water/coolant system at the same time. 5. Every time you start the engine, check the amount of raw water coming out of the exhaust. If the stream is diminished there probably is an obstruction in the raw water intake or a worn impeller. 6. Keep your engine bed and engine clean. It will run cooler, and a clean and dry engine will enable you to spot leaks before they become serious and cause significant damage. 7. Carry spares and know how to install them. 2010

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the Italians could have goofed up as badly as the Brits on the “Deep Water Horizon”. 2. Invisible, Internal Leaks - those that leave no visible, external trace. Biggest worry in this category is a blown head-gasket. Look for white smoke in the exhaust when you first start up and water in the oil. Internal heat exchanger problems need to be pressure tested in a water tank, or if possible, with a leak down or pressure test on the boat. If you have a transmission cooler then check the fluid/oil for water. Also, if you have a water heater that uses the circulating coolant to heat the water then its internal plumbing could be leaking coolant into the tank. Boats equipped with turbo chargers can also experience internal coolant loss . Most invisible/internal coolant leaks end up in the hands of a mechanic sooner or later. 3. Overheating. Low coolant. Clogged/restricted raw water or coolant system. Bad thermostat. Failed water pump or impellers. Note: If you are offshore, and have the knowledge, you may temporarily remove the thermostat if you have eliminated other causes of overheating. TIP: If you neglect to repair a leak as soon as possible you’re putting your engine and perhaps your boat at risk. A new diesel on a 40 foot sailboat comes with at least a $20,000 price tag - a rebuild, only slightly less. Also, if you try the band-aid approach you can bet that your “quickfix” will fail at the worst possible moment - say, on a foggy, windless day in the shipping lanes. The “Go To” people for heat exchanger repair in our area are, Santa Monica Radiator, at 1537 Lincoln, phone 310-392-4551. Harold is the owner - he’s 81. His father opened the place decades ago, so coolant is in Harold’s blood. They’re fair, honest and know their business - but the parking sucks. Captain Richard Schaefer is a U.S.C.G. Licensed Sailing Master. He has skippered charters, taught sailing and seamanship, delivered and managed yachts for more than 25 years. He is available for instruction, consultation and pre-purchase inspections. For questions or comments, he can be reached at 310-460-8946 or e-mail at, [email protected]

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Anyone, who’s just getting to their boat now that summer is upon us, BoatUS has complied a handy checklist for before you launch: 1. 2. Inspect and lubricate seacocks. Hose clamps should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Double clamping hose connections with marine-rated stainless hose clamps, or keeping seacocks closed when you are away, are wise moves. Inspect cooling hoses for stiffness, rot, leaks and cracking. Make sure they fit snugly. Replace deteriorated sacrificial anodes. Inspect prop(s) for dings, pitting and distortion. Make sure cotter pins are secure. Grip the prop and try moving the shaft - if it’s loose, the cutlass bearing (on inboard drive systems) may need to be replaced. Check to make sure the rudderstock hasn’t been bent. Inspect the hull for blisters, distortions and stress cracks. Make sure your engine intake sea strainer is not cracked or bent from ice, is free of corrosion, clean and properly secured. With inboards, check the engine shaft and rudder stuffing boxes for looseness. A stuffing box should only leak when the prop shaft is turning, and needs to be inspected routinely. Use a garden hose to check for deck leaks at ports and hatches. Renew caulk or gaskets as necessary. If equipped, ensure that the stern drain plug is installed. After the boat is launched, be sure to check all through-hulls for leaks. 4. 5. Clean and tighten electrical connections, especially both ends of battery cables. Wire-brush battery terminals and fill cells with distilled water (if applicable). Inspect bilge blower hose for leaks. Sailboat Rigging: 1. Inspect swage fittings for cracks and heavy rust (some discoloration is acceptable). Inspect wire halyards and running backstays for “fishhooks” and rust. Remove tape on turnbuckles and lubricate threads, preferably with Teflon. Replace old tape with fresh tape. If you suspect the core around the chainplate is damp, remove the chainplate to inspect and make repairs. 3. 4. 5.

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Trailers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Inspect tire treads and sidewalls for cracks or lack of tread and replace as necessary. Check air pressure -- don’t forget the spare. Inspect wheel bearings and repack as necessary. Test tail lights, back-up lights and winch to make sure they’re working properly. Inspect hitch chains. Inspect trailer frame for rust. Sand and paint to prevent further deterioration. Inspect brakes and brake fluid reservoir.

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Engine Outdrives and Outboards: 1. 2. 3. 4. Inspect rubber outdrive bellows for cracked, dried and/or deteriorated spots (look especially in the folds), and replace if suspect. Check power steering and power trim oil levels. Replace anodes that are more than half worn away. Inspect outer jacket of control cables. Cracks or swelling indicate corrosion and mean that the cable must be replaced.

Miscellaneous: 1. 2. 3. Check expiration dates on flares and fire extinguishers. Check stove and remote tanks for loose fittings and leaking hoses. Inspect bilge pump and float switch to make sure they’re working properly. 4. Inspect dock and anchor lines for chafing. 5. Check shore power cable connections for burns, which indicates the cable and/or the shore power inlet must be replaced. 6. Make sure your boating license and/or registration is up to date. Don’t forget your trailer tags. 7. Review your boat insurance policy and update coverage if needed. 8. Make sure you have properly sized and wearable life jackets in good condition for each passenger, including kids. Check inflatable life jacket cylinders. 9. Test smoke, carbon monoxide, fume and bilge alarms. 10. Be sure to get a free vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadrons. Find out more at www. Story courtesy of BoatUS

Engines and Fuel Systems: 1. Inspect fuel lines, including fill and vent hoses, for softness, brittleness or cracking. Check all joints for leaks and make sure all lines are well supported with non-combustible clips or straps with smooth edges. Inspect fuel tanks, fuel pumps and filters for leaks. Clamps should be snug and free of rust. Clean or replace fuel filters. Owners of gasoline-powered boats with fiberglass fuel tanks should consult a marine professional to inspect for any ethanol-related issues. Every few years, remove and inspect exhaust manifold for corrosion.




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Brack Duker sailed his Santa Cruz 70, Holua to his third consecutive Cal Cup victory in a series that was shortened by big wind and even bigger seas. This was Duker’s sixth Cal Cup win - four more than his closest competitor. The eight boat sled fleet completed two races on Saturday in angry conditions that shredded sails and sent breaking waves over the bow of CYC’s anchored Race Committee boat, the Owen Churchill. Although the sleds left the dock on Sunday, one look at the ocean’s formidable waves caused the race committee to abandon the two remaining races before any of the competitors left the harbor. The five boat i52 fleet, that was racing along with the Cal Cup competitors, had earlier voted as a group to keep their boats in the slips on Sunday rather than risk damage on the enraged ocean. With two wins in Saturday’s races, Jim Madden’s Stark Raving Mad was declared the winner of the i52 West Coast Championship.


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that is going to force her transition from curious spectacle to genuine freak; she’s defensive, inaccurate, and blaming the media instead of taking the responsibility on herself for what was undeniably her problem and no one else’s.” Sunderland has a serpentine path back home,

first she’ll be dropped off at the small island of Kerguelen in the Southern Ocean then be transported to the Reunion Islands near Madagascar, and hopefully can make it home from there. In this time, the media will await her return and the story will either ease or strengthen, not unlike the weather that Abby has been managing since her Marina del Rey departure in late January. By the time she arrives she will probably have a more clear position and overview of all that has happened. It will be interesting to see if it jives with one of the last things she said in the interview the day after her rescue:

“I’m definitely going to give it another try. I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to do it, but I’ve wanted to sail around the world for years and I’m going to do it sometime.”


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Hailer/fog. Includes wiring & manual. Works great! $125.00 310.650.4046


Canvas Boat Covers and Repairs
New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water repelency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242

Yanmar diesel runs good nice condition MDR must sell ASAP - $1500 obo Call Scott 818-470-6609

Columbia 26’ MKII 1971

Wooden Boom

Boat Detailing

Complete 12 ft, make offer. 310-213-6439

Outstanding service. Interior/exterior, dockside/drydock. Cleaning, polishing, anti foul work. Meticulous, Call Bob guaranteed. Estimates philip (310) 351 1502.

Newly painted black & red with wood interior. Great condition, great location G2600 off Mindanao. $5,000 jack-310.890.8329

Gal. Sterling Paint
Unopened. 310-467-2371

U1001 Glosswhite.


Dance Lessons
Ballroom, Swing,

Power Boats
34’ Bayliner 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

Bimini top
With stainless bows fits 42 motor yacht bridge $650 310-701-5960





Dance lessons. Great party idea! Pro. instructor Ms. M.C.Callaghan net also available for privates, groups. Info- 818-694-7283 or email [email protected]

Garmin 76 Handheld GPS.
Works perfectly. Get it as a spare. $99- 310.650.4046

32’ Uniflite.

Winch Conversion

Have a business to sell?
Call Pramod Patel at 310-933-6236. DRE R.E. Broker License #01340920

Great liveaboard. Twin Crusaders, sleeps 6, full galley and head. 18,000 OBO. Call 818-886-4602. 13’ Boston Whaler w/25 Evinrude $3,900 OBO call 310-823-2040 13’ Boston Whaler With 40 HP Honda - $6,500 310-822-8618

Turn your winches into power winches with this Milwaukee 28V cordless right angle drill with extra 28V battery. bought in ‘09. Light use. $285.00. 310-7390303

Will Crew For You!!
Hi there, my name is Charlie and I am new to the Los Angeles area. I am interested in crewing on your sailboat. I don’t have experience, but I am honest, hardworking, motivated and dependable. Please contact me if you need a hand. Charlie [email protected] 619.227.4187

From 40 ft. Cal call 310-823-2040 4.5 KW- $3,000. 310-823-4821

Northern Lights Generator Dacron Mainsail for a Catalina
42 or 47’ hoist and 15.5” foot. 2 reefs, Good condition. $700- 310.650.4046

Boating Access Wanted
Experienced sailor looking to buy access to a 30ft.+ sailboat preferably with a dodger. I owned a 32 ft Islander 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 presently have 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. Contact—Alan Rock 310-721-2825 or [email protected]

Boat Names Lettering
Servicing MDR with boat lettering over 12 Yrs. Now offering Full Color Vinyl lettering, and graphics. Bluewater Boat Lettering 310.433.5335

Catalina 27 Genoa
North Sails mylar 150% genoa for a Cat 27. Excellent condition, hank on luff. $350. Call Bob at 310-3062657.

Custom Marine Carpentry & Fiberglass
Hardtops, swimsteps, extensions, doors, mold making. Large portfolio. Movie experience. Small boats & props. 310-592-5915.

Yamaha 25

12’ Zodiac w/25 Mercury $5500 - 310-822-8618

2 stroke outboard $1400. 310-701-5960

Used Outboards

HydroHoist 4800B In good condition. Recently evaluated by local HydroHoist dealer as functional for “several years” w/o refurbishment. Currently used with 21’ power boat, but can handle vessel 30% larger w/o additional tanks. New lift est. $8,500/ used value 50-60%. Relocating boat to lake, must sell lift. Asking $1,500 or best offer. Contact Artie at 310-403-8864 or [email protected]”
Used sails in stock 310 827-8888

Marine Mechanic
Ignition and repair and boat systems. Repair questions answered promptly. John – 562-313-7600.

Professional, U.S.C.G. Lic. 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.

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

Mainship 36

Liveaboard(legally),36’doublecabin,’85,$49k,great:e ngines,view/location,info&pic.:www.yachtworld 488-8710 310-


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