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A Publication For Where Land Ends www.mariner Issue #93 November 2010

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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 Oct. 22 - Nov. 19

So I have my little catamaran up for sale, but I’m torn about the idea of selling it. These boats become like people - like dear friends. Anyone who’s 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 haven’t 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. “It’s not you…it’s me, I...I just haven’t had the time lately and…well, you know…” We sat in silence for what seemed like an hour when the catamaran finally broke the silence, “I just sit here baking in the sun all day, wondering if you’re going to come see me.” “I’ve been busy,” I said, knowing it wasn’t 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?

Important Numbers
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
“Beard in the Wind” by Pat Reynolds

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Coming Events Off the Wire Buffalo Soldier A Look at the Catalina Bison Herd Halibut Derby Returns After a One Year Haitus, the Long Running Fishing Tournament Returns Catalina Currents Boats and Quotes by Richard Schaefer Powertails Reel Maintenance Part 2 Racing Ask the Expert - Navigation Ask Mookie Classifieds 4 6 12 14 16 18 20 23 24 25


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65 McKinna 2002 4 cabins dual helms, fully 50 Hatteras Convertible Sportfisher 1980. 49 Jones Goodel long-range trawler 1976 equipt, clean $1,099,000 Detroit dsls and gen with 100hrs SMO Clean Very clean and well maintained, equipped to and updated equipment. Asking $199,000 cruise the coast $129,500

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

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

43’ Viking double cabin MY, twin Detroit diesels Spacious, Queen Master Berth, Loaded, Motivated Seller asking $105,000

43 Bayliner 1990 motoryacht three staterooms, diesels $105,000

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

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

40 Carver aft cabin with cockpit 1995 loaded 39 Bayliner convertible sedan two stateand very clean $129,000 rooms two helms Cummins 330 HP diesels 40’ Owens aft cabin MY 1963 $25,000

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

38 Bayliner have three; 1987 -1991all diesels 35 Carver aft cabin 1997 loaded! Full elec, 35 Wellcraft, Corsair Express 1992 $39,000 with 2 staterooms, dual helms, from $79,000 full enclosures, new dinghy and davits, sleeps 29 Cruiser Express 1987 Clean $19,000 to $98,500 8 comfortable 336 hours on engines $115,000 26 Formula Sport Exp. 1990 Twn $10,000

32 Luhrs 1974 sportfisher, low hours and 45 Morgan/ Catalina 1992 built center-cock- 41 Hunter aft cockpit with aft aft cabin; have 38 Beneteau Moorings 1990 aft cockpit/ aft cabin $59,000 loaded. New ext finish and int cushions, pit bluewater cruiser, loaded clean $134,500 2 -2000 an 2002, from $129,000-139,000. Choice slip. Liveaboard if needed. $24,900 in San Diego. 46 Hunter 202 aft cpt, aft cab $250,000

37 Irwin center cockpit sloop 1975, very clean and fully equipped. Choice slip at Mothers Beach $32,000

37 Fisher Pilothouse bluewater ketch 1975 36 Magellean ketch 1978 bluewater cruiser, upgraded 1991 new engine and more $89,000 full keel, Bristol condition $39,000

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

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Coming Events!
What’s happening around the largest man made harbor in the U.S.?
October 23
Fisherman’s Village Weekend Concert 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. Kayak Repair Clinic 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 what every 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. Fisherman’s Village Weekend Concert Floyd & The Flyboys (Soul Review). 1 - 4 p.m. Free. CYC Yachting Dinner Join Commodore Tom O’Conor and other adventurers from this year’s Commodore’s Cruise 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. Fisherman’s Village Weekend Concert Bob DeSena (Latin Jazz) 1 - 4 p.m. (2 - 5 p.m. summer). Free. Public Hearing on the Marina del Rey LCP Project 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 4

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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] Or at (213) 974-4813. Location - 320 West Temple Street, Room 150, Los Angeles, 90012 Catalina Island Triathlon 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. Small Craft Harbor Commission Meeting 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 [email protected] for more info. Catalina Jazz Dance Festival 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 Swing’s heyday in the 30s and 40s, and into its influence on today’s dance styles. The Casino Ballroom in Avalon will be host to daytime dance workshops and activities as well as live music in the evenings. It’s nearly round-the-clock dancing from Friday afternoon to Sunday night! Catalina Island Eco-Marathon 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. Thanksgiving “Island Style” 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 310510-4215.

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Santa Monica Windjammers 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 at 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 your enjoyment and dancing pleasure. Reservations are required. Our club house is located at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. For menus, availability, pricing, directions, parking, and more event and membership details, please visit our web site at or call us at 310-827-7692 Marina Venice Yacht Club Social Sundays Join Marina Venice Yacht Club weekly for our Social-Sunday Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Food items are provided and there is no charge. MVYC is located in the Marina City Club - West Tower - at 4333 Admiralty Way. Whether you own a boat, are looking to buy one, or just want to be around other water loving people MVYC welcomes all who share in the Corinthian Spirit. 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 2010


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Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, in Marina del Rey. The meeting, held at 7:30, is preceded by a social hour, and a light dinner is served. Each meeting features a guest speaker discussing their adventures and achievements. WSA invites boaters of all skill levels to join. Its programs, include day sails, seminars, parties, and cruises including destinations such as King Harbor, Catalina and the northern Channel Islands, For membership information contact email [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] To submit an event email [email protected] 5


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WI R E MDR BoatBuilder Dies at 89
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”

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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.

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Coast Guard Stages Mock Rescue Off Burton Chace Park

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

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WI R E Dive Service Goes the Extra Mile

It’s 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 dinghy’s 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 the leeward 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 Dive’s Paul Skipper, “We want to help keep the water clean, because we’re 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. This will be in addition to the current efforts by the County and will be done as a free service to enhance the public’s 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 water bottle to reduce plastic waste.

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WI R E Clean Up Time

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 harmful debris. 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.

Photo Sarah Woodard and Mark Lessley

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 of America, Boys & Girls Club of Venice, & Sport Chalet) donated kayaks for volunteers to use in order to pick up marine debris that had already made it 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 largest 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, [email protected], or (213) 576-6648.

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Holiday Boat Parade Partners with Charity Organization
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 year’s theme is “A Rock ‘n Roll Christmas” 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 towers. 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 exterior facilities. Many of the panels will be shipped to Haiti for transitional homes, temporary shelters, schools, hospitals and senior centers. A limited amount of panels will be auctioned off during the fundraising cruise Thursday, October 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 other exotic spots. Grand Marshalls have been famous actors, local weathermen, prominent politicians, celebrated adventurers and many more stand out figures. For additional information, contact the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade at (310) 670-7130 or visit the website at

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WI R E Weather Info on the Go

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 supercell’s fury, were caught unprepared. But it didn’t 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 complement your VHF radio’s weather broadcast.” The review, which covered satellite and phone-based weather services for the coastal inshore and inland boater, included free cellular phone text 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, landbased 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 Foundation’s weather service “picks” are: Best Free Flip Phone Option: NOAA’s Best iPhone App: MarineCast Best Blackberry App: Mobile Mariner Best Free App: WeatherBug Satellite Weather: XM WX Weather

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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.

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 all involved. “This birth control doesn’t affect the females and doesn’t affect the males,” Rhein said. “It just makes it very difficult for the sperm to get 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 nature’s intentions doesn’t 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 females 2010

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 couldn’t 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, they’re 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 don’t have any long term

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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 it’s their dogma,” said a long-time Catalina patron who asked to not be identified. When confronted with the topic of the goat and pig eradication Rhein paused and said pensively, “They had to go…I think we made the best decision for the island.” The conservancy is hopeful the birth control program goes according to plan for the island’s 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 wrought years food and water aren’t 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 great drought when there really wasn’t anything for them to eat – 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, it’s important that Catalina visitors keep their distance. Years back a teenager was antagonizing one of the animals and was subsequently attacked. Rhein said that if you were to see a bull standing around grazing, all should be well, but there are instances where calves are present and extra caution should be observed.

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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.”

restore wet lands and manage fisheries, but the message was clear and unanimous that huge progress has been made and the Santa Monica Bay is in good environmental shape. 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 halibut 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.”

Since the last MDR Halibut Derby, The MDRA Board invited some of the most knowledgeable government and nonPhoto courtesy of MDR Anglers 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 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 to the club and its officers. the club’s well known and respected MDRA Youth Fishing Program, its White Seabass Pens in Marina Del Rey and various other critical marine California Department of Fish and game environmental and conservation programs. It hosts over 500 children from Heal the Bay at risk environments and future anglers to fishing trips each summer and Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission has released over 78,000 white seabass from its WSB grow out pens in University of California, Marine Sciences Marina del Rey. It also sponsors fun fishing charters and welcomes new Los Angeles County Sanitation District members and donations. 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, 14 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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By Captain Richard Schaefer


oats have been floating around since before Noah - I guess that’s why there are thousands of quotations about them. I’m surprised Noah didn’t 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 don’t catch me on a day when I’m dealin’ with a plugged head. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t 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 we’ve replaced strength and agility with wisdom and experience. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s 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 landfall. “If you can’t repair it, maybe it shouldn’t be on board.” -- Lin and Larry Pardee I never could figure 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 I’ve heard about Flynn at Catalina... well, let’s just say that I don’t think he did much laying around on the fore deck - alone. “Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call - wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall - you’ve seen it all, you’ve 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’t thunder, there’s nothin’ to plunder, I’m an overforty victim of fate - Arriving too late, arriving too late.” -- A Pirate Looks At Forty” - Jimmy Buffett I don’t think there’s a sailor in the last 30 years who doesn’t know that song. Most of ‘em feel like it was written just for them - maybe me included. “The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.” -- Joshua Slocum Slocum disappeared after setting sail to explore the Amazon, Orinoco and Rio Negro Rivers in South America. At the time, these rivers were all known for being home to various tribes of headhunters. Somehow I don’t 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 2010


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“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. That’s 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 of life?” -- Sterling Hayden Like Shackelton - a man’s 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 Graham’s pithy statement to Hayden’s 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, it’s my column - Indulge me. Until next month - Smooth Sailing... Captain Richard Schaefer is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master of Sailing and Power Vessels. He has skittered charters, instructed in sailing and seamanship, delivered vessels and written for boating publications for more than 25 years. He can be reached for consultation, questions or instruction at 310-460-8946 or e-mail [email protected]

and atmosphere - which would not exist in their absence. “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 Couldn’t 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 don’t caucus a crew as to where you’ll go anymore than you inquire when they’d like to shorten sail.” -- Sterling Hayden And another from ol’Iron Jaw... A quote from “Wanderer”. Sterling Hayden’s book,

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Reel Maintenance
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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 surf fishing in Southern California. They have busy forums, great discussions and helpful tips regarding the Southern California fishing scene. 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 its way into the bail attachment point. Clean this area thoroughly and lube with a general lubricant like Daiwa Blue Grease before reassembling. Bail partly open:

Bail completely open:

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 completely.

The bail spring assembly is located on the same side of the bail as the line roller. Usually there is 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.

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 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.

Important: Although I’ve 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. 18

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:

This pin fits into a hole in the base of the bail arm attachment.

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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.

Reassembly can be a little tricky. One good way is to hold the spring and lever together and place them partially on the shaft as shown below.

Gently guide the straight end of the spring into position. Rotate the lever clockwise, seat the lever fully and screw it back on.

The fall bite is on! We still have squid and fin bait along the coast and over at the islands, it’s kind of unusual – so enjoy it while it lasts. Even though the weather patterns have been unpredictable, white seabass and yellowtail are around and we’re hoping they hang on for a while longer. Santa Monica Bay has been producing a little bit of every species lately and both ends of the bay have had decent spots wherever there are kelp beds. If your fishing structures outside the breakwall, the bass bite has been good. Don’t put your top-water gear away just yet – it’s the time of the year to keep both bottom and top-water gear handy. The lobster season opener had mixed reviews depending on location. I had limits over at Catalina while diving, but results varied. Not to worry, we have a long season ahead of us to find those spots. Currently water temps are holding in the 60s – not bad, all things considered. On the bait scene: Larry and Mike over at Inseine Baits have cured sardines and squid. I’m still fishing down around San Diego for tuna as long as they hang around

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 reel’s schematic BEFORE messing with this assembly. For more advanced reel-tweakers, let’s 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 is compressed in the pic in the next below. Seven: Other Tips Another really quick maintenance fix that is 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 your 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.

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.

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. We’ll save that for next time!

Until next time……………… Tight lines

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The blast of the starting gun for the Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallart Race, scheduled for February 2011 will go unheard at least for the time being. In 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 company. “The Mexican Airline bankruptcy has also discouraged many of our members, including key chairmen, from participating in this race. The resultant 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 irresponsible to continue past this point in preparation for this race.” 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 races on the West Coast. For years Roy Disney in his famous Pyewacket and Doug Baker in Magnitude 80 would race down the coast attempting to break a twenty year speed record set by Joss, which Baker eventually did. Recently, organizers decided to make the race more cruising friendly instead of competing with some other long distance Mexican races being hosted by other clubs down the coast. To find out more about the MDR-PV race log onto

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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 Energy’s (DOE’s) extensive testing and other available data on E15’s impact on engine durability and emissions. This decision has got some boating advocacy groups aggressively asking for more testing before E 15 makes it’s 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, ethanol can degrade fuel systems and harm boat engines. Boaters around the country have reported engine breakdowns, some leading to expensive repairs and potential safety issues. Prior to the EPA’s 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 engines 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 environmental safeguards,” Dammrich said regarding the EPA’s announcement. “This decision not only adversely impacts marine manufacturers, but creates a significant risk of misfueling for the nation’s 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 EPA’s pump label rulemaking and explore additional options to protect the boating community and marine manufacturers from incompatible fuels like E15.”

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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 don’t 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 blisters?

Simon Landt Osmotic Blisters

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 is now a permanent fixture 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 do the 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 80’s, 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, 2010

Landt: Some boatyards still do gel peels, it’s 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 blister problems. 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 it may 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.

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Quality Advice From A Two Year Old Black Lab Puppy
Dear Mookie, As I get a bit older, the feeling of mortality is becoming more and more vivid. I want to feel okay about the idea of not being on this earth anymore, but it’s hard for me. Do you have any words of wisdom? Signed

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New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water repelency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242

Manson Supreme 45lb, Lightly used for one season, Will deliver to your boat. $350. 626.353.3858 [email protected]

Marine Electronics
and analog gauges,


Sail and power boats - Engine data converters, Tach To digital system - nmea2k. Single or dual engine installations. 310-902-5429 Carlos peinado/marine electronic tech. 310-754-9118 [email protected]

140#. CQR Excellent $995.00; 25# navy & 24 feet 5/16” chain. $50.00; 3# Danforth & 5’ 1/4” chain $15.00. 310 986 5681


Achilles 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

Standard Horizon Spectrum + VHF with DSC
Hailer/fog. Includes wiring & manual. Works great! $125.00 310.650.4046

Boat Detailing

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

Bimini top

12’ Zodiac

With stainless bows - 100” X 100” dark blue and came from a 42’ Californian fly bridge $650. 310-701-5960

Dance Lessons
Ballroom, Swing,





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


Winch Conversion

Dance lessons. Great party idea! Pro. instructor Ms. M.C.Callaghan also available for privates, groups.

Turn your winches into power winches with this Mil-

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Info- 818-694-7283 or email [email protected]

Have a business to sell?
License #01340920

Call Pramod Patel at 310-933-6236. DRE R.E. Broker

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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

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

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

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


Serving the Boating Industry Since 1978

Professional, U.S.C.G. Lic. Sailing Master, 25 years experience.
Instruction, yacht management, insurance surveys, deliveries, pre-purchase and repair consultation. Serving Long Beach to Santa Barbara. Local references. Captain Richard Schaefer 310-460-8946.

[email protected]

Troubleshooting Rewiring,Panels AC/DC Accessories Inverters, Batteries
Specializing in Custom Installation of Navigation Equipment
Tel: 310.827.SEAS Tel: 310.574.3444

Let ‘em know you’re out there. The season starts now. Advertise in

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310-397-1887 or [email protected]


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REGENCY BOATS 310-822-8618
13468 Beach Ave.

We’ll Get You Back on the Water

Always wear a personal flotation device while boating and read your owner’s manual. 2007 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

All boats powered by Honda Marine.

Largest Outboard & Inflatable Repair Shop in MDR - Pick Up & Delivery
Buy •Sell • Trade• Service

Harry Gibson
SINCE 1969

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