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    Issue #95

    January 2011

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

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


    Sailors Visit MDR From Poland

    Holiday Boat Parade Photos

    Christmas Wish List


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    2011 The Mariner - Issue 95 3

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

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

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

    30 Ranger 1977 loaded with sails andelectronics, very clean and spacious. Race or

    cruise $14,500

    43 Californian cockpit motoryacht1988 300HP Cat diesels, loaded $124,500

    39 Carver aft cabin with cockpit 1995 loadedand very clean $129,000

    34 Formula 1992, all new int, rebuilt andnew engines, air cond, new electonics turn

    key condition - motivated seller $48,500

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

    8 comfortable 336 hours on engines $115,000

    50 Hatteras Convertible Sportfisher 1980.Detroit dsls and gen with 100hrs $199,00052 Hatteras Conv 1988 updated $299,000

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

    Loaded, Motivated Seller asking $105,000

    38 Bayliner have three; 1987 -1991all dieselswith 2 staterooms, dual helms, from $79,00039 Bayliner 2000 Cummins disels $159,000

    35 Wellcraft, Corsair Express 1992 $39,00029 Cruiser Express 1987 Clean $16,50026 Formula Sport Exp. 1990 Twn $10,000

    52 Californian cockpit motor yacht 1990Spacious layout, loaded and very cleanLow price $199,0000

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

    to go fishing. $78,000

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

    Choice slip. Liveaboard if needed. $24,900

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

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

    38 Beneteau Moorings 1990 aft cockpit/ aftcabin $49,000

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

    Mothers Beach $32,000

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

    36 Catalina 1983 loaded needs a cosmeticclean up, motivated seller $29,000

    23 Santana Schock daysailor, hasdaggerboard retractable keel. Bring offers,motivated seller, $3,500

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

    Donate to Boy Scouts of America - LA Area Council

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

    36 Uniflite 1984 motor yacht with islandqueen mstr berth, down galley with cnvrtible

    dinette. Low eng/gen hours $49,000

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

    entry very clean $89,000


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    4 The Mariner -Issue 95 2011

    December 31

    Marina del Rey New Year s Eve

    F i reworks

    Bring friends and family to enjoy an electric

    New Years Eve Fireworks Show presented by

    Los Angeles County Department of Beaches

    and Harbors. Fireworks begin at 11:59, with

    an explosive final 30 second countdown.

    Best viewing locations are Burton Chace

    Park, 13650 Mindanao Way and Fishermans

    Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Marina restaurantsand hotels will be offering festive specials.

    December 31

    New Years Eve a t Two Harbors

    What better place to ring in the New Year,

    than Two Harbors. Join us at the Harbor

    Reef Restaurant for dinner, dancing, and a

    champagne toast at midnight. Come enjoy

    and leave the driving to the Shoreboats.

    Please call for reservations, 310-510-4215.

    December 31

    38th Annu al New Year s Eve

    Celebrat ion in Avalon

    Dance in the New Year in the world famousCasino Ballroom. Produced by the Catalina

    Chamber of Commerce, the gala includes

    a buffet dinner, dancing, champagne split,

    one bottle of wine in a specially engraved

    bottle (#12 in a series), and party favors.

    For additional information, please call the

    Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce at

    310-510-1520 or send an email to info@

    January 6

    Mot ivat iona l speaker and author

    Peter Is ler

    South Bay Yacht Racing Club presents theinternationally renowned sailor, motivational

    speaker and author Peter Isler, who will be

    sharing racing tactics with yacht racers in

    Marina Del Rey. Contact Mike Guccione

    at 818-731-1030 or [email protected] for

    more info.

    January 8

    berger Stein Ser ies

    The first race of the year in the Santa Monica

    Bay is the Berger/Stein 1, Malibu & Return

    on Saturday, January 8, 2011. This is a great

    race to shake off the holidays and start the

    racing season with family and friends. As

    always, there is a trophy presentation and

    fun post-race party get together at DRYCs

    bar. For slip reservations, please call 310-

    823-4664. Please see the NOR for details at DRYC, 13900 Palawan Way,

    Marina del Rey.

    January 22 & 29

    The Champagne Ser ies

    Held on both the 22nd and 29th of Januaryis the first buoy race of the new yacht racing

    season. Contact Mike Guccione at 818-731-

    1030 or [email protected] for more info.


    Santa Monica Wind jammers

    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 7:30pm 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-


    Marina Venice Yacht Club

    Social SundaysJoin 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 commodore@, call (818) 422-6368, or visit ou

    Facebook Group page.

    Sai l ing Singles of

    Southern Cal i fornia

    Sailing Singles of Southern California is a

    Sailing Club centered in Marina del Rey bu

    open to all sailing enthusiasts from the LA

    area. We meet twice monthly, at 7 p.m. at the

    Marina Venice Yacht Club, 4333 Admiralty

    Way located at the Marina City Club WesTower in Marina del Rey. There is a $10

    Meeting donation per person that includes a

    light Dinner. Drinks are available at a full ba

    at reasonable prices. Club members will mee

    and socialize with sailboat owners and can

    arrange for sails in Santa Monica Bay. Afte

    sailing, club members can enjoy wine and

    cheese parties or full dinners on members

    Boats. Catalina Island trips and specia

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

    email: [email protected] www

    Marina Sunday Sai l ing ClubSince 1981 MSSC has brought together

    skippers and crew in a friendly socia

    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 a

    10:00 a.m. with a free Continental breakfas

    and socializing. We hold a brief busines

    meeting and then head out for an afternoon

    of sailing on the Bay after which we gather a

    a members dock for wine, snacks and more

    socializing. Visitors are welcome and mayattend two meetings free. No prior sailing

    experience is necessary. Married people

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

    or visit

    Womens Sai l ing Associat ion of

    Santa Monica Bay

    Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month a

    the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club

    13589 Mindanao Way, in Marina del Rey

    The meeting, held at 7:30, is preceded by a

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

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    6 The Mariner -Issue 95 201

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    Tom Ehman Addresses Pac ked House a t CYC

    Tom Ehman, spokesman for the Americas Cup Defender BMW Oracle Racing spoke to apacked house at the California Yacht Club last month. In his fast paced charismatic way, Eh-man walked the audience through whats happening with the 34th Americas Cup slated for2013. This next AC is full of what some are calling radical changes including 72-Foot catama-rans with rigid wings. Photo Pat Reynolds.

    Thirteen years ago, Marina del Rey residen

    and yacht broker, Gerry Purcell, acquired a

    10-week-old Akita mix puppy, whom he named


    For many years, Kuma accompanied Gerry to

    the office and on Gerrys daily visits to variou

    docks where Kuma met many boaters, all owhom he considered to be part of his pack.

    Kuma passed away this month. He had a long

    happy life and enjoyed meeting and greeting

    all his friends in the Marina. Gerry would

    like to express his appreciation for all the kind

    comments he has received on Kumas passing.

    He Stood OutFrom the Pac k

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    A color guard memorial

    service was conducted on the

    United States Coast Guard

    Cutter Halibut, off the coast

    of Marina del Rey, on Sunday,December 5, 2010 for U.S.

    Coast Guard Auxiliary member

    Shirley A. Lehman.

    Mrs. Lehman had served as the voice of Radio

    Del Rey for the Coast Guard for more than 15

    years. Her voice was warmly recognized by all

    the auxiliary vessels on patrols in Santa Monica

    Bay as she held radio guard for all boats under

    Coast Guard orders during many hundreds of

    hours of service.

    Several dozen people attended the ceremony on

    either the cutter or on five other vessels that were

    in the procession as well as a helicopter that flew

    overhead to pay respect. Mrs. Lehmans ashes

    were scattered at sea and red roses were tossed

    upon the water.

    The event was a tribute to a lady who had

    touched many lives in her service

    with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, in

    addition to her having been a junior

    high school English teacher for 25

    years. A reception was held afterwardat the Del Rey Yacht Club.

    Ms. Lehman passed away October 31,

    2010 after a brief battle with cancer.

    She is survived by her mother, Marie Shay,

    her step-daughter Cecelia Price and Cecelias

    husband Grant.

    Lehman was widowed in February of this year

    when her husband, Jacques Lehman, passed

    away. She had been a resident of Marina del Rey

    for more than 35 years. She was an avid reader,

    enjoyed collecting nautical poetry, and loved

    animals, especially cats. She will be sorely

    missed by her shipmates.

    2011 The Mariner- Issue 95 7

    Voice o f Rad io Del Rey Silenc ed Too Soon

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    On January 11, the Womens Sailing Association

    of Santa Monica Bay will hold its regular

    monthly meeting. In addition to social hour and

    dinner, the evening will feature speaker Santo

    Kreimann, Director of LA County Beaches andHarbors.

    Mr. Kreimann will speak on development plans

    for Marina del Rey. This will include approved

    and pending projects, an overview of existing

    vs. proposed boat slips, and boater parking.

    The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. on January

    11, with a social hour and no-host cocktails, a

    light dinner and the meeting begins at 7:30. Mr

    Kreimann will speak at 8 p.m. at Santa Monica

    Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao

    Way in Marina del Rey, adjacent to Burton

    Chase Park. Parking is free of charge. To obtain

    entry into the parking lot, please drive up to the

    gate, press the call button, and state that you are

    a guest of WSA.

    Guests are welcome to attend at no charge fo

    up to two meetings. For more information

    email [email protected], visi

    our website, or friend us on


    Santos Krieman to Speaka t WSA Mee ting

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    8 The Mariner- Issue 95 2011

    O F F T H E W I R E




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    California Ships to Reefs (CSTR) told the Dana Point City Council Monday, 11/22/10, it is ready to

    move forward to create the nations second largest ship-based reef at a location southwest of DanaPoints harbor.

    An appropriate site for a ship sinking, about two miles from the harbor, has been identified by

    CSTR. The organization is also in the process of applying, through the State of California, to the

    federal government for approval to sink the USS Kawishiwi, a decommissioned fleet oiler currently

    moored in Suisun Bay, California.

    Were very enthusiastic about partnering with Dana Point to create a new artificial reef and bring

    opportunities for diving and other recreational revenues to the area, said Joel Geldin, CSTRs

    Chairman and CEO.

    Two years ago CSTR asked the Dana Point City Council for its support of our mission to create

    a network of artificial reefs along the California coast, Geldin said. The council unanimouslysupported the concept of reefing. However, then Councilwoman Diane Harkey was concerned

    about liability to the city in the event of diving accidents on the reef. We acted to solve that

    problem by writing an assembly bill which would absolve government agencies of liability in the

    event of accidents. CSTR sponsored and Diane Harkey authored AB 634 when she was elected

    to the State Assembly, and it was passed unanimously this year, clearing the way for new reefing


    The ship would be the second largest ship-based reef in the U.S., surpassing the USNS Hoyt S.

    Vandenberg, a naval vessel reefed in Florida waters.

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    If you picked up a recent

    copy of the San Francisco

    Chronicle, you might

    have read about a female

    humpback whale whohad become entangled

    in a spider web of crab

    traps and lines. She

    was weighted down by

    hundreds of pounds of

    traps that caused her to

    struggle to stay afloat. She

    also had hundreds of yards

    of line wrapped around her

    body, her tail, her torso, a

    line tugging in her mouth.

    A fisherman spotted her

    just east of the Farallon

    Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed

    an environmental group for help. Within a few

    hours, the rescue team arrived and determined

    that she was so bad off, the only way to save

    her was to dive in and

    untangle her. They

    worked for hours with

    curved knives and

    eventually freed her.When she was free, the

    divers say she swam in

    what seemed like joyous

    circles. She then came

    back to each and every

    diver, one at a time, and

    nudged them, pushed

    them gently around as if

    she was thanking them.

    Some said it was the

    most incredibly beautiful

    experience of their lives.

    The guy who cut the rope

    out of her mouth said her eyes were following

    him the whole time, and he will never be the

    same. Photo and story courtesy of Cliff Harper.

    Divers Free Wha le in San Fran Bay

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    2011 The Mariner- Issue 95 9

    O F F T H E W I R E

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    It comes as no surprise that the race buoys just off shore of Marina del Rey occasionally

    go missing due to weather and/or being run

    over by unaware boaters. At this time, there

    are six missing buoys, but a rescue mission is


    Under the leadership of Roberto Cordero, Del

    Rey Yacht Club member, current Commodore

    of the Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht

    Clubs (ASMBYC) and Buoy Chair, the missing

    buoys are being replaced with brand new onesbuilt from scratch.

    Each member club of the Association provided

    volunteers (over 20) to build the new buoys at

    the DRYC hoist area and parking lot. In the next

    step, California Yacht Club volunteers will be

    adding chain and anchors. The new buoys are

    scheduled to be put in place, one at a time,

    starting the first of the year.

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    10 The Mariner -Issue 95 2011

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    ElectricalCharging systems, battery analysisand replacement. Navigationequipment - audio and video.

    PlumbingFresh, raw, waste and bilgesystems. Holding, water andfuel tanks. Heads, through-hulls,

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    Captain ServicesCharters, Private instruction,

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    Hey Santa, I got your e-mail regarding some gift

    ideas for mariners here in Marina del Rey. Here

    are my suggestions on some hot products anyboater would welcome under the tree.

    See in the dark

    FLIR has shrunk their thermal imaging camera

    technology to fit in the palm of your hand with

    the First Mate series. These affordable, floatable,

    and waterproof units can literally turn night into

    day! Because they see heat difference, they

    are unaffected by light smoke, fog, or rain.Starting at $2995, they are sure to be a hot item

    this season.

    Handheld VHF with GPS

    An ideal stocking stuffer this season is the

    Standard Horizon HX851at $269. Boasting

    an onboard GPS and digital selective calling

    capability, this radio is perfect for the dinghy

    or kayak fisherman. In addition to beingwaterproof, it features six watts of output powe

    and it floats if dropped overboard. A glow-in

    the-dark case gasket allows you to find it easily

    in a dark cockpit or salon!


    Santa!Holiday Gift Ideas from the Folks

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    2011 The Mariner -Issue 95 11

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    New from PDQ this season is their bullet WiFi

    package ($279) complete with a marinized WiFi

    antenna. This inexpensive solution is a holy

    grail for boaters wanting to enhance their WiFi

    range. Because it uses Ethernet cable to link with

    your computer, the PDQ system doesnt have

    the limitations of USB systems. Browser based

    software ensures a plug and play experience

    with no drivers to install.

    Radios for private communication

    Uniden has stepped up its game with their new

    GMR3689 FRS/GMRS two-way radio. What

    makes this set stand out from the crowded FRS/

    GMRS radio market is that they are waterproof

    and float! These radios are packed with features

    like 285 privacy settings and direct-call caller

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    AIS (Automatic vessel Identification System)

    is the rising star in marine electronics and is

    surely on most everyones want-to-have holiday

    gift wish list. Said to be the most important

    advance in navigation and boating anti-collision

    safety since radar. AIS is available as add ons

    to many existing multifunction displays as

    options (from $899) or even can be connected

    to a computer running compatible navigation

    software. Looking for an affordable solution for

    an AIS receiver on your boat? Standard Horizon

    won this years National Marine Electronics

    Association Technical Innovation Award for

    their new GX2100 VHF radio with a built-in

    AIS receiver. The GX 2100 features a large dot

    matrix display allowing AIS targets to show up

    right on the radio! You can also interface it to

    any AIS compatible chartplotter ($399).

    Satellite TV

    Satellite TV on even small craft can be both

    accommodative and affordable like KVHs

    M1 at 13 x 13.5 beginning at $2795 like the

    Intellian i2.

    Free HDTV

    Did you know you can receive brilliant HDTV

    at no cost? You can by tuning in and picking

    up those HDTV signals that local TV stationsare broadcasting for free. An abundance of

    extra digital channels that cant be received

    on satellite or cable TV are a bonus. A small

    external antenna, like the Glomex GXV-9112

    ($249) is the equipment you need, and it even

    boasts a lifetime guarantee.

    This years ultimate gift

    If you are looking for high definition DirecTV

    and demand a high speed internet connection tha

    rivals or surpasses the performance you enjoy

    at work or home, may I suggest the matching

    26 x 27 dual KVH HD7 ($13,000) and V7

    ($33,000) high speed internet antennas. Youl

    swear you are sitting in your home watching

    TV or you can turn your yacht into your own

    floating office with the V7s high-speed data

    connection. Mount those on your radar arch and

    you are guaranteed to be the envy of everyone

    on your dock. Of course you had better be

    REALLY good to get those!

    Oh and one more thing, Santa, We know how

    busy your elves are this year getting all those

    gifts under the trees so we have our very

    own FCC licensed, NMEA Certified Marine

    Electronics Technicians to install those gifts if

    you want. That way you know its done once

    and its done right. Merry Christmas!!

    Maritime Communications Inc is located o

    766 Washington Blvd. and has been servicing

    he electronic needs of Marina del Rey boaters

    for decades.

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    12 The Mariner - Issue 95 2011

    his past month, a sturdy steel red

    ketch sailed into town crewed by a

    small group of elderly men who had

    just made a passage few have ever

    made. About a month before, the crew, then five

    men, braved the Northwest Passage, considered

    by many to be the most difficult sailing route of

    the world. Some say its the K2 of sailing.

    Traversing the icy fjords of northern Canada

    and Alaska above the line of the Arctic Circle

    was a test both for the boat, which needed to be

    very well prepared for such a route, and for the

    crew, who had to be aware of conditions that are

    very specifically unique to these waters. Beyond

    the extreme cold, the unpredictable weather

    conditions, icebergs, and fjords posed major

    obstacles. On top of this, getting rescue help

    and the limited possibilities of replenishing food

    and fuel supplies made the journey one of great


    It took Solanus 38 days to get through

    the Northwest Passage, which is the distance

    from the entry to the Canadian Straits, in this

    case from the port of Pond Inlet, to the Bering

    Strait at the beginning of the Pacific Ocean.

    After beating about 4,000 nautical miles the

    boat crossed the Arctic Circle on the Chukchi

    Sea, a day later, fighting with strong currents,

    conquered the Bering Strait and sailed into the

    Bering Sea.

    In the U.S. port of Nome, two crew members

    disembarked and returned to their country.

    However, the core three-member crew remain

    on the yacht and are continuing the voyage

    around South America - including the infamous

    Cape Horn. They will then head up and return to

    Poland, most likely in August next year.

    Solanus is the third yacht under the Polish

    flag, that has sailed through the Northwest

    Passage. The first yacht, which navigated the

    entire course, was the ship Gjoa led by Roald

    Amundsen in 1903-06. It wasnt until 1977 was

    it attempted again by the Polish when it was

    crossed in one season, by Willy de Roos on


    Captain Bronislaw Radlinski addressed a large

    group of Del Rey Yacht Club members in a

    special luncheon held in his honor. Through

    an interpreter Radlinski acknowledged that his

    crew had an average age of sixty but said: We

    want to prove that the life of a sailor doesnt end

    at the age of sixty it only starts.

    Radlinski looked sincere and earnest as he spoke

    to the audience. He had sailed many grueling

    miles in very recent memory and had something

    to say to the American gathering.

    We remember the bad times, he said, its a

    pleasure and privilege to represent a new Poland.

    We very clearly remember the bad times in

    Poland and we would like to prove that Poland

    is not what it used to be all those years ago.

    Of the trip, Radlinski was stoic and matter of

    fact, This passage was very difficult for us,

    he said. Because of the icing. It took us over a

    month - we sometimes had to wait several day

    for the ice to subside. There were a few time

    where the boat could have been crushed by the

    ice it required a lot of patience and a lot of


    Although the Northwest Passage is in their

    wake, Radlinski and company have some serious

    challenges ahead as they make their way towards

    the Southern Ocean and the threat of a moody

    Cape Horn. Of course anything can happen, bu

    judging by the experience, temperament an

    attitude of the men, combined with a boat tha

    looks impenetrable, all should be well.

    Solanus will be rounding the Horn in February

    during the summer months, but is taking nothing

    for granted.

    It should be quieter, Radlinski said of the

    Horn. It wont be easy, as you sailors know

    Cape Horn is never easy, but were hoping for

    the best.

    Like Steel


    Solanus, a steel ketch from Poland, sits in a slip

    at the Del Rey Yacht Club having just completed

    the Northwest passage. Right; Captain BronislawRadlinski.


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    16 The Mariner -Issue 95 2011

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

    By Captain Richard Schaefer

    bout a dozen years ago I sailed

    into Catalina Harbor on a

    proverbial, dark and stormy

    night. I was skippering a charter

    aboard a 55-foot cutter rigged ketch. I turned

    her into the wind and had the crew pull down

    the loudlyfl

    ogging sails. We started the dieseland maneuvered to anchor.

    After about 150-feet of chain had clattered over

    the bow roller we set the clutch on the windless

    and watched the chain straightened taught as the

    bow swung fully into the wind. The ketch settled

    in as the wind moaned loud in the rigging.

    It had been a wet and bumpy channel crossing,

    close hauled against 25-30 knot winds and short,

    but steep seas. The crew, fair-weather sailors all,

    were tired, wet, cold and maybe a little scared.

    I advised them to grab some lunch leftovers -cold pizza and chicken - and get some sleep. I

    would remain in the pilothouse until either the

    wind died down or I was satisfied the anchor

    was well set. They mumbled their goodnights

    and disappeared down the hatchway.

    Glad to be alone, I settled into a corner of the

    pilothouse as the wind began to die away. Soon,

    a full moon peaked through the ragged sky -

    its light sparkling on the cats-paws lacing the

    harbor. The moaning wind quieted to a murmur,

    and the harsh, lapping chop against the hull

    slowly gave way to a gentle caress. In a matter

    of minutes, my thoughts turned from vigilant

    concern to quiet reflection, as a peaceful calm

    settled over the harbor.

    I had anchored in Cat dozens of times andoften found myself thinking about all those who

    had anchored there before me - this night was

    no different.

    For centuries before the arrival of the

    Europeans, the Pimuvit (later called Gabrielino

    by the Spanish at Mission San Gabriel) plied

    the waters between the mainland and Catalina.

    Their canoes were sturdy, over 30-feet long,

    and well suited to the necessities of island life.

    Villages lined the shore of Catalina Harbor, and

    a dozen other locations around the island.

    The first European to intrude on this idyllic life

    was Juan Roderiguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese

    explorer, sailing under the Spanish flag. Cabrillo

    anchored in Catalina Harbor in October of 1542.

    He named the island San Salvador, and the first

    Catholic Mass on Catalina is believed to have

    been held aboard his flagship.

    After spending about a week at the island,

    Cabrillos expedition headed further north. First,

    stopping at the Channel Islands, then rounding

    Point Conception, perhaps venturing as far north

    as Monterey. Above Point Conception wind and

    sea conditions worsen - especially as winte

    approaches. Finding no suitable, all weathe

    anchorage, it is likely that Cabrillo returned

    south - recalling the snug safety of Catalina

    Harbor - the only completely safe anchorage onany of Californias offshore islands.

    It was probably on the shores of Catalina Harbo

    that a fight broke out between the natives and

    the Spaniards. Cabrillo was injured and soon

    died of his wounds. He may have been buried

    on the slopes above the harbor. Some historian

    think Cabrillo was killed further north, perhaps

    on San Miguel Island. But, I find that doubtful

    I dont believe any experienced mariner would

    have chosen San Miguel as a port of refuge to

    winter in. Cuylers Harbor is full of shoals and

    rocks, and is often a gale lashed nightmare inwinter. The expeditions logs have been lost so

    well probably never know for certain - but Id

    bet on Catalina.

    Six decades later, Sebastian Viscaino, unaware

    that the island had been previously discovered

    by Cabrillo, anchored and landed there on

    November 25, 1602 - the feast day of St

    Catherine of Alexandria - and named the island

    Santa Catalina in honor of the saint. The new

    name stuck.

    Voyages in Time...


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

    Over the next three centuries hundreds of sailing

    ships, from all over the world, dropped anchor

    here. There were Spanish galleons, whalers

    from Nantucket and New Bedford, sealers from

    Russia, Clipper ships carrying prospectors to the

    gold fields and later returning to round the horn

    with cargos gold bullion, U.S. warships, fishing

    and trading vessels, from a dozen different

    countries and of all sizes and rigs. Their lost

    ground tackle and jetsam still lies scattered over

    the bottom of Catalina Harbor.

    I recall a time, about 20 years ago, being

    anchored in Cat Harbor, and having a difficult

    time weighing anchor. The powerful windless

    was under tremendous load - the anchor was

    fouled on something. We finally made lines fast

    to the anchor chain and assisted the windlass

    with sheet winches. After some minutes, along length of rusted anchor-chain came into

    view in the cloudy swirling water. It was chain

    such as I have never seen - links round and

    hammered by hand. The crew and I looked at

    the relic and wondered how many centuries it

    had lain stretched across the bottom. With great

    effort we were able to free our chain from its

    rusted ancestor and it slipped away - back to its

    resting place. You can see such chain, salvaged

    from the bottom of Cat Harbor, used as fencing

    at the Isthmus Yacht Club today.

    One of the most interesting ships to come toher doom in Catalina Harbor was the Ning -

    Po. Built in Canton around 1770 and originally

    named the Kin Tai Fong, meaning, gold, peace

    and plenty.

    For a dozen years she served as a trading vessel

    along the Chinese coast. Within two decades she

    had turned smuggler and slave ship. The passing

    of another decade saw her change into an

    outright pirate ship - raiding and looting coastal

    villages, as well as attacking merchant shipping.

    She was the scourge of the China Seas.

    By 1840 she had been seized by the Imperial

    Chinese government and turned into a prison

    ship. But her bloody decks would remain so

    - even in government hands. More than 150

    prisoners were beheaded on her deck during the

    seven years of government service.

    During the Opium Wars she was seized by

    Chinese rebels, leaving more blood in her wake.

    She was captured by British General Charles

    Gordon (Chinese Gordon) and renamed the

    Ning- Po, meaning, peaceful wave.

    But, old habits die hard - name change or no

    - and by 1884 she was back in Chinese hands,

    and again looting - this time, with a little more

    humane angle. Her Captain would board rich

    tourists in Canton or Hong Kong, take them

    on a charter sail, strip them of their clothing

    and valuables - eventually dropping them on

    a deserted beach. The British seized her back

    once again, ending Ning-Pos first foray into


    Some sources say Ning Po was again taken by

    rebels during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 and

    used for commerce raiding against the various

    foreign legations in China. (interestingly,

    Charlton Heston portrayed General Gordon in



    , and he portrayed a MarineMajor in, 55 Days At Peking, a true story set

    during the Boxer Rebellion - sort of a Heston -

    Ning Po cosmic crossing).

    After being seized by the British, for the third

    time, the ship was sold to American investors

    who had dreams of sailing her to America, and

    turning the bloody, colorful old girl into a tourist


    Well, after several disastrous crossing attempts,

    complete with typhoons, dismasting, and

    drowned and starved crew - theNing - Pofinallywashed up on the rocks of San Pedro in 1913.

    She toured between Long Beach and San Diego

    until the summer of 1914, when she arrived in

    Avalon for the tourist season.

    By this timeNing -Po was more than a little long

    in the tooth, being nearly 150 years old, leading

    as harsh a life as is imaginable, and in need of

    more than a little deferred maintenance. The

    citizens of Avalon made the battered old relic

    set up shop in Lovers Cove - just east of the

    main harbor.

    At the end of a not very successful summer run,

    the Ning-Po was banished to Catalina Harbor.

    There she was snuggled in the mud inside Ballast

    Point and remained a curiosity to the occasional

    passerby at the remote West End.

    About this time, Hollywood was just discovering

    Catalina as the perfect, close, yet exotic locale

    for their productions, and theNing - Po appeared

    as a backdrop in various silent films.

    By the 1930s, when the talkies began

    Catalina Harbor was home to a half dozen 19th

    century sailing ships used in productions such as

    Treasure Island, The Sea Hawk, The Hurricane

    Captain BloodandMutiny on the Bounty.

    Sea adventures being what they are - sinking

    ships, explosions and fires were a common sigh

    in Catalina Harbor. During one of these fiery

    conflicts things got out of hand and a burning

    wreck drifted into the raggedNing-Po. She wa

    consumed by flames down to her waterline - the

    hulk eventually disappearing below the mud

    just off Ballast Point, inside Cat Harbor.

    Nowadays, an old dirt road, crosses behind the

    old Civil War barracks (now Isthmus Yach

    Club), and meanders along the southeas

    shore of Catalina Harbor. A lot of folks use ito get to a high vista, overlooking the harbor

    Without knowing it, they walk over what was

    once an Indian village, and later a camp for th

    Conquistadors. A little further on was the site of

    a hunting and fishing camp used by locals and

    movie stars. John Wayne, Clark Gable, John

    Ford, Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, Humphrey

    Bogart, Tyrone Power, Maureen OHara

    Charles Laughton - even Teddy Roosevelt has

    passed this way - along with countless Indians

    Spaniards, Union soldiers and sailors, whalers

    fisherman and seamen from all over the world

    - so you see, only the sands of the hour glasseparate our footsteps.

    As the road gains elevation look off to the right. I

    the tide is low and the light right, the silhouette

    of two 18th century sailing ships can be made

    out, lying on the bottom - not victims of rea

    pirates - but rather of Hollywood swashbucklers

    There are at least a half dozen more such wrecks

    in, and around Catalina Harbor - keeping their

    secrets - silent and waiting.

    I stayed curled in the pilot house all night -

    thousand stars above, and below, surrounded bya thousand ghosts from the past. Finally, the

    mist of sleep crept into the snug pilot house -

    bringing me closer to them...

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

    Sailing Master. He has skippered charters

    delivered vessels, instructed in sailing and

    seamanship, and written for marine publication

    for more than 25 years. He can be reached for

    comments or consultation at 310-460-8946 or

    email, [email protected]

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    18 The Mariner -Issue 95 2011

    P O W E R TA I L S

    They Call it a Smart BoatWhile looking into what was

    going on with the Global OceanSailboat Race, we noticed that the

    powerboats that they were using - a

    customized 23-foot craft that will

    act as the official motorboat and

    support vessel at the race starts and

    finishes in each port throughout the

    circumnavigation, were interesting

    looking little vessels.

    Conceived by Hedy Kardous

    and Olivier Dupont Delestraint,

    designed by Vincent Lauriot

    Prvost (Cabinet VPLP), and builtby Frdric Meunier (McTec), the

    Smartboat 23 advertises itself as

    an elegant, seaworthy boat whose hull glides so smoothly on the water

    that the demands on the engine are far less than that of other vessels of a

    similar size thereby consuming less fuel as a result.

    With single or twin outboards or an inboard engine option, the manufacturer

    says the VPLP hull design provides a smooth, fast and stable ride in all

    conditions with responsive handling at high-speeds. With a hull draft of

    just one foot, the boat has access to shallow, coastal and inland waters. It

    has a cabin and head combination accessed through the steering console

    plus a range of bimini choices and

    seating layout options. Weighing-inat just 1,800 lbs, the boat is simple

    to tow, launch and load.

    While it isnt yet being sold in

    American waters, the Smartboa

    23 has been making waves in the

    boating industry. It was one offive

    boats that was recently nominated

    for The European Boat of the

    Year award in the under thirty

    feet category (the winner will be

    announced at the end of January

    2011 at the Dusseldorf BoaShow).

    The company is currently developing some other concepts - the Electric

    Smartboat 23 and the Smartboat 30 - a coastal cruiser that will implemen

    many of the same innovation that the 23 is attracting attention with.

    MC-TECs yard has produced 48 Smartboats for the European market

    The Mariner was told that they are currently searching for a dealer for the

    boats in the U.S.

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    Well, the word is, squid (or candybait) is still hanging around - thats

    good news for the wintertime


    Lingcod season is now officially

    closed and at the end of the monthrockfish season will be closed fortwo months - fish them while you


    The evening bass bite is theticket now and should be for the

    upcoming months, providing noradical weather changes.

    Lobsters have moved to deeperwaters. It seems divers, as

    opposed to hoop-netters, have theupper hand right now - but things

    are sure to change.

    Over at Catalina the bonito have

    been the only top-water fishhanging around, with some being

    caught between Long Point andthe east end - no real size, but

    theyre fun to catch.

    Water temps are in the high 50s

    and holding. On the Bait Seine, asI mentioned earlier, Larry and Mike

    from Inseine Baits have squid inthere receivers.

    Have a Happy Holiday

    Until next time.. tight lines

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    20 The Mariner -Issue 95 2011

    R A C I N G S C E N E

    South Bay Yacht Racing Club presents theinternationally renowned sailor, motivational

    speaker and author Peter Isler, who will be

    sharing racing tactics with yacht racers in

    Marina Del Rey.

    Peter Isler has been inextricable from

    the Americas Cup since winning it as

    navigator aboard Dennis Conners Stars

    & Stripes in Australia in 1987. In the 2007

    AC in Valencia, Spain he sailed in his fifth

    Cup campaign with the BMW Oracle Racing

    Team. His four previous campaigns were all

    in the afterguard aboard Stars & Stripes (87,

    88, 00 & 03) winning it twice (87 &


    Later Isler took a break from sailing

    and appeared as an analyst for ESPNs Emmy

    Award winning coverage of the Americas

    Cup in 92 & 95. For the 03 and 07 Cups, Peter both sailed and

    conducted televised announcements with both the Outdoor Life Network

    and VERSUS Network.

    A former Collegiate Sailor of the Year at YaleUniversity, Isler now resides in Southern

    California. He co-authored the best-selling

    book, Sailing for Dummies (Wiley) and wrote

    the acclaimed business book, At the Helm:

    Business Lessons for Navigating Rough

    Waters (Doubleday) with Peter Economy.

    The ten dollar donation to see Peter

    establishes SBYRCs new fund, The Peter

    Isler Fund for the Benefit of Junior Sailing.

    The event is hosted by Santa Monica

    Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao

    Way, Marina del Rey, , January 6 at 7 p.m.

    As for the Champagne Series, it will be held

    on both the 22nd and 29th of January. It is the

    first buoy race of the new yacht racing season

    and word has it that South Bay Yacht Racing

    Clubs race committee and has been working for months to prepare for

    this premier race.

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    Earn entry through charity fund raising

    Open Sa iling Launches First U.S. Built Pogo 2

    Open Sailingon Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey has launched the


    rst U.S. built Pogo 2, USA804. Christened Carpe Diem this Pogo will be sailed locally until April when it will then be shipped

    to France in preparation for the 2011 Mini-Transat race from France to Brazil. Owner, Lee Malm

    has taken time off work to undergo one of the most difficult races in existence a transatlantic

    journey in a 21-foot boat.

    Open Sailing will be building many more of these unique boats and The Mariner will be doing a

    cover story on the Pogo in the next issue.

    Berger Ste in Beg ins Season

    Around the Southern California racing scene

    its pretty much a given that Del Rey Yacht

    Clubs Berger/Stein Series is the unofficial star

    of the racing season.

    This year the series begins on January 8 for the

    Maibu and Return . In years past the startline ha

    been full of some of So Cals most competitive

    boats - this year they expect the same.

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    How do you identify hose damage in a

    routine inspection?

    Schulz: Hose damage occurs when the hoses

    end up rubbing up against a certain something.Whether its two hoses rubbing together or

    when a hose is up against some sort of metal.

    Any item rubbing against a hose can cause a


    The thing to do is look for places where hoses

    are passing through potential chaffing areas,

    like bulkheads openings for example. Observe

    where the hoses are leaning or resting and make

    sure that its not on a sharp edge of any kind

    regardless of the material - metal, fiberglass or

    wood. Be careful of hose clamp heads that are

    shaving against hoses, thats a sleeper. Veryoften hoses will rub against engine mounts or

    any kind offittings on the engine especially

    where its difficult to see things and thats one

    of the big reasons why you want to keep the

    engine room or compartment very clean. Wire

    ties can also shave up against rubber hoses

    causing eventual problems as can the left over

    end of a neighboring hose clamp.

    Sometimes hoses are tied down to either

    metal, fiberglass or wood to prevent vibration

    and that will cause chafe. With these kinds

    of things, everything looks normal and as its

    supposed to be, but the next thing you know

    theres a hole punched through the hose.

    A lot of times the issue arises from a place

    that you cant easily see. On sailboats its

    often on generators brackets, engine mounts,

    electric water heater fittings and any bulkhead


    How can you identify problems without

    actually seeing this chafing?

    Schulz: You have to lift up the hose and run

    your hand along it and feel the hose for any

    wearing. Another method, which only works

    when the engine compartment is kept clean, is

    to look below the engine and see actual shaveon the floor. Black for the black hoses Red

    for red - (obviously).

    What do you think of plastic hoses?

    Schulz: I think plastic hoses are pretty

    dangerous because you cannot identify any

    chafe through this method of seeing the

    shavings on the floor even though theyre the

    hose that is most prone to chafing. Typically,

    plastic hoses are thin walled and can be

    worn though very easily. Thats why I dont

    like them for bilges they can wear down,develop a puncture hole and then theyll

    suck air instead of water and become useless.

    They can be getting old and worn out, but

    they continue to appear nice, shiny and new

    looking. Its deceiving.

    Whats a good way to know that a hose

    needs changing?

    Schulz: Do you know how fiberglass looks

    when its dried out from the sun? A hose gets

    about that same look when it needs to be

    changed. When theres a shiny look on the

    hose with a sort of salty finish thats when it

    should be replaced. Another identifier is when

    the hose surface is not even and it appears

    bumpy. And still instance is when theres a

    fitting and you notice the hose bubbles at

    the end of it that shows that the fitting is

    corroding from the inside and is pushing the

    hose apart.

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    instructor and consultant in the Marine industry. He is the owner of Schulz Surveyors, a premier

    marine surveying company since 1987. Schulz crossed the Atlantic 1980 in a 29 sailboat and

    has been a licensed skipper since 1974.

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    24 The Mariner -Issue 95 2011

    Dear Mookie,

    My apartment building frowns on pets of

    any kind. Interestingly enough, we have

    been adopted by two furry friends Lester andMoose (see picture attached). They love to

    beg for peanuts. They are not afraid to tug on

    my pant leg to get my attention. My human

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    How close is too close with a wild furry


    I look to you for guidance.

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    Dear Avid,

    So let me get this straightyou were adopted

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