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A P u b l i c at i o n Fo r W h e r e L a n d E n d s
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Issue #142
December 2014

A Magazine For The Marina del Rey Boating Community

The Mariner is
Pat Reynolds

Richard Schaefer
Dave Kirby
Tim Tunks
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The Mariner appears on the last
Friday of every month.
This issue Nov. 28 - Dec. 26


From the Editor

E at i n g F r i e n d s
So, one lovely late afternoon I headed out into the
ocean in my trusty yellow RIB. A crisp autumn bite
was in the air and water temps were still in a zone
where I felt there was a chance I might be able
see a blue whale. Perhaps a gorgeous, enormous
leviathan will surface within range of my 400mm
lens and I will capture a photograph that will move
the masses. Maybe Ill win a Pulitzer because it
so distinctly melds the dichotomy of the urban
and natural environments in such a perfect way, in
such perfect light - a true illustration of the perfect
The clouds seemed thin enough to let the
weakening sun shine through and possibly filter the
sky a deep amber. Thatll be a wonderful backdrop
when the whale breaches high in the air. I dont
think blue whales breach but thats partly why Ill
get the Pulitzer.
At about three-miles out, I have to pee. I stop
the boat and make my contribution. As I sit back
down I see a seagull off in the distance. Hes got
something in front of him thats pretty large and
white. Hes floating along, with kind of a happy
face on, pecking away at the white thing.

What you got there dude? I said to him. He

looked back suspiciously. I had the motor off and
was drifting his way, so he didnt fly off. As I got
close enough to see, I saw he was munching on a
dead seagull. One of his own.
Geez, man. Really?
Seagulls are cut from another cloth. Heres this guy
in the middle of the ocean - theres fish everywhere,
but he wants to eat a colleague or whatever, he
probably hung out with that god-damned thing at
some point.
Theyre lowbrow. No way a Pelican goes down
that road. So disappointing.
The sun set - no amber light up, no whale. Just
a mid-ocean urination and some weird cannibal
Life isnt of our choosing. True beauty befalls
rarely on the fortunate and the rest of the time its
weird crap like that.
Thanks for
picking it up!


at a glance:


Coming Events

Marina del Rey

Off the Wire


Secret Anchorage
The Removal of a Little Known MdR Anchorage is Proposed

L os Angeles County
essel Assist:
arine Life Rescue

Heaving To - Finding a Balance

Tim Tunks Discusses a Skill Every Sailor Should Have


Tender Talk
Captain Richard Schaefer Talks Tenders


According to Dave
Monthly Fishing Report by Captain Dave Kirby


Racing - ASMBYC Awards


Holiday Spirit
Holiday Boat Parade Promo




Sailing Santa by Pat Reynolds


Photo by Pat Reynolds

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Coming Events!
November 28-30

Catalina Film Institute

Students and industry professionals immerse
themselves in a workshop setting surrounded
by the spectacular beauty of Catalina Island.
Take advantage of different programs and be
creatively inspired by the enchanting scenery
of historic and beautiful Catalina Island.
Participation in this event supports the Catalina
Island Conservancy and their work to keep
Catalinas wildlands wild.
Catalina Film
Institute. 818-787-1946, www.CatalinaFF.org
December 4

Marina del Rey

Farmers Market

On Thursday, starting at 9:00 a.m. stack up on

fresh produce and artisan favorites at the Marina
del Rey Farmers Market. Locally grown,
organic fruits and veggies, pre-packaged meals,
delicious desserts, and hand-crafted jewelry,
clothing, arts & crafts. Marina Beach parking lot
every Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 310-305-9545

December 7

West Marine Presents: Lighting up

for the Holiday Boat Parade
Get the inside scoop on how to WIN and have
a great safe time on the water. Join the West
Marine staff and past participants as we go
over how to get noticed, what the 14 award
categories and great prizes are, the parade route,
awards party and much, much more. Light fare
and refreshments will be served. And now that
LED lights use very little power and are cheap,
it makes it fast and simple to put on a special
light effects extravaganza. The parade is a mustdo event for anyone who enjoys the marina
and wants to have the best seat for viewing
the spectacle. The entry fee is only $25 for an
individual! This years Marina del Rey Holiday
Boat Parade will be on December 13th. The
workshop is at 12 p.m. at West Marine at 4750
Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

December 12

Catalina Island Museum

Holiday Concert
A Holiday Symphony Concert featuring the
Stanford Symphony Orchestra. 7pm in the
Avalon Casino Theatre. Catalina Island Museum.
310-510-2414, www.CatalinaMuseum.org

December 13

Holiday Boat Parade

Celebrate the holiday season and kick off
the start of Marina del Reys 50th Birthday
celebration throughout 2015 - with the Holiday
Boat Parade. Starting with fireworks at 5:55

pm, this years Holiday Boat Parade will follow

immediately, circling the main channel and out
to the breakwater three times. The parade will
be led by Grand Marshall Leon TheMotorman
Kaplan of KABC Talk Radio fame aboard the
70 yacht My Suzy, followed by upwards of
50 imaginatively decorated boats vying for first
place in several categories, and a cash Grand
Prize for the winner of the Sweepstake Award
Best Overall. Announcers will be broadcasting
the parade from Fishermans Village, but there
are dozens of great viewing locations around the
marina and the channel, and live streaming of the
parade will be available. For more information
about the parade, parking, activities, etc. and to
enter or become a sponsor please visit www.
mdrboatparade.org, or call 310 670-7130.

December 13

Breakfast With Santa on

Catalina Island
Have Breakfast with Santa from 9am-11am at
Antonios Cabaret. Children may sit on Santas
lap for a visit and photo opportunity. Childs
pancake breakfast with milk or juice is just
$5. Parents can order off the menu if desired.
Sponsored by Catalina Kid Ventures. 310-5101704.

December 31

42nd Annual New Years Eve

Casino Ballroom in Avalon
Celebrate the New Year at this elegant blacktie optional dinner and dancing event in the
world famous Casino Ballroom. ReservationsCatalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 310510-1520, www.CatalinaChamber.com/nye

Paddle in the Moonlight
Every Wednesday and Friday evening come join
the crew of Pro SUP for a fun night of paddling,
theres no better way to end the day than with
a paddle cruise! Sunset Moonlit Marina Paddle
Cruise is a 75 minute paddle cruise around the
Marina. Evening is one of the most peaceful
times to go for a paddle through the marina,
this experience is absolutely breathtaking! We
depart from Mothers Beach. For more info call
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Every Wednesday 6-9pm at The Warehouse
Restaurant Unkle Monkey duo performs island
music and pop/rock on guitar, ukulele, congas,

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and steel drum. Voted one of the Top 3 Bands

on the Westside by The Argonaut two years in a
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Singles Mariners Club of
Marina Del Rey
The new Commodore of Single Marines wants
to extend an invitation for all to join us twice
a week for a meet and great cocktail hour that
includes a light dinner followed by a day sails on
the following weekend. We meet inside Pacific
Mariners Yacht Club where there is a full bar
and free parking. There is a $7.00 charge that
covers a light meal and use of the club house.
We meet on the first and third Thursdays of
each month except for the third Thursdays of
December. The goal of the club is to meet new
people that have an interest in sailing or want to
learn about ocean-going sailing. We are a FUN
social club built around weekend sailing on the
bay. We match skippers with crew for a fun day
of sailing.PMYC is located 13915 Panay Way,
Marina Del Rey. When you arrive just knock on
the door and tell them you are here for the Single
Mariners meeting. For additional information
please visit our web site singlemariners.com or
e-mail Commodore Alan Rock at alanrock1@
gmail. PS: For the December 4th meeting we are
having a toy drive supporting underprivileged
kids of Venice. Please bring an unwrapped toy.
Santa Monica
Windjammers Yacht Club
We invite members, guests, and prospective
members to join us for cocktails, food, live
music, dancing and fun on Sunday afternoons
from 4:00 to 7:00 (food served at 5:00). No
reservations needed. This is a great way to end
your day on the water, or just to wind down
from the weekend. Live jazz or classic rock
bands are here for entertainment. We are located
at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA
90292,(310) 827-7692. Please visit our website
at www.smwyc.org for activities, membership
details, racing, events, directions, and more.
Marina Venice Yacht Club
Social Sundays
Join Marina Venice Yacht Club weekly for our
Social Sunday Open House from 4:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. Food items are provided at a moderate
price. 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

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Skippers are also encouraged to join us. It

is a fun evening of discussing sailing and
adventures on the water and a great way
to make new friends. PMYC is located at
13915 Panay Way, Marina del Rey. For
additional information please visit our
website singlemaringers.com or you can
email SM Commodore, Alan Rock, at
alanrock1@gmail.com. Skipper Alert!
We need skippers to join our club to host
our members.


To list a coming event,

email editor@marinermagazine.com

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MVYC welcomes all who share in the Corinthian

Spirit. Follow the signs up the stairs or elevator to
the Club House on G2. For more information call
(310) 853-0428, visit our website www.mvyc.
org, or contact membership@mvyc.org. . 2014
Womens 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
membership@ wsasmb.org or on the web at www.
Marina Sunday Sailing Club
Since 1981 MSSC has brought together skippers
and crew in a friendly social environment
for daysails in Santa Monica Bay and cruises
to Catalina and other destinations. We meet
onthe2ndand4thSundayofeachmonthon the patio at
Burton Chace park under the Club banner. Meetings
start at 10:00 a.m. We hold a brief business meeting
and then head out for an afternoon of sailing on
the Bay after which we gather at a members dock
for wine, snacks and more socializing. Visitors are
welcome and a one day guest membership of only
$5 entitles you to brunch and a day of sailing, if
space is available. No prior sailing experience is
necessary. For more info call (310) 226-8000 or see
website at www.marinasundaysailors.org
Catalinas of Santa Monica Bay
Owners of Catalina Yachts
Join us for our monthly meetings at the Santa
Monica Windjammers Yacht Club on the 3rd
Tuesday of each month. We would like to
welcome Catalina owners to join our club. We
have speakers, cruises to Catalina, races and other
events throughout the year. Our doors open at 6:00
for happy hour and then dinner around 7 to 7:30
and our main event after that. Join the fun and meet
other owners of Catalinas. For more info email
Jeanne Cronin at jeannecro@gmail.com.
Single Mariners of Marina del Rey
Single Mariners is now under a new invigorated
management! Please come out and join us for
a great social evening. We meet at 7pm on the
first and third Thursdays of each month at Pacific
Mariners Yacht club. There is a $7 charge and a
light meal is provided. Free parking is available in
the PMYC lot. We have day sails on the weekend
following the meeting. The goal of the club is to
meet new people that enjoy sailing or want to learn
sailing or want to try ocean sailing. We match
skippers with members for a fun day on the water.

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Being Kelpful
The Bay Foundation has published the results for the first year of a multi-year effort to restore giant
kelp forests along the Palos Verdes Peninsula, showing a significant return of kelp, other algae, and
fish. The partnership of fishermen, environmental groups, researchers and public aquarialed by
The Bay Foundation (TBF)launched the project in July 2013, with scientifically-trained divers
culling overpopulous urchins down to their optimal number, returning kelp forests across the first
12 of an estimated 150 acres that have become urchin barrens.

The PV Peninsula, recognized as one of the most important kelp forest regions on the West Coast
of the U.S., experienced a 76% decline in the forests over the past 100 years, impacting the stability
and sustainability of the iconic giant kelp ecosystem and its associated economies.
The formerly healthy kelp forests, often referred to as the tropical rainforests of the sea, supported
hundreds of species of fish, invertebrates and other algae and were popular fishing spots, especially
for those who supply urchins to Japan and many local restaurants for what sushi enthusiasts know
as uni. When kelp forests are decimated by too many urchins, urchin barrens are established.

To restore the giant kelp forests, the ecologists, fishermen, and community volunteers use SCUBA
gear to reach the ocean floor and selectively reduce the density of purple sea urchins by crushing
the undernourished, tiny and often diseased urchins until there are two per square meter within the
pre-marked and pre-monitored boundaries of the sea urchin barrens.
The project is already beginning to serve as a model for coastal cities with similar issuesincluding
development, pollution, over-fishing, sedimentation, and a changing ocean climateboth in the
U.S. and internationally.

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Carol Baker, chief of community and marketing
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County Supervisors Accept Vision For MdR

The Visioning concept for Marina del Rey, put

forth by the Department of Regional Planning,
has been unanimously approved by the Los
Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The
plan, that will employ the idea of carving the
town into particular districts, has been the
subject of many meetings and debates about
how to reform Marina del Rey going forward.
Supervisor Don Knabe told the LA Times, Its
the first effort to tie in the whole marina rather
than doing it piecemeal at a time. He also said,
This happened overnight after 18 months of a
very public processthere are those that just
dont want other people down there or consider
it their own marina. Its not just for someone
elses backyard, its a regional asset.
Skeptics say boaters are being placated, but
ultimately land uses are the goal for the socalled vision. Some trust was broken when
the planners attempted to move the public
launch ramp in what many regarded as hasty
and somewhat sneaky, in an effort to better
accommodate future retail purposes.

Kevin Finkle of L.A. Regional Planning at a local meeting last year explaining the districting
concepts that the vision for Marina del Rey is based on. Photo Pat Reynolds.



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Secret Anchorage?

representative from the U.S. Coast Guard, Lt.

Commander Matthew Salas, came down from
Alameda to hold a meeting about a proposal
theyve initiated to remove or disestablish
whats called a special anchorage in Marina
del Rey. The odd little area has existed on the
chart since 1965. Situated near the center of the
harbor, not far from Del Rey Yacht Club and
Cal Yacht Club, the designated space allows
for boats to anchor legally without lights. It seems most local mariners
didnt even know there was such a demarcation, which isnt a great
surprise considering it would be an odd place to anchor, let alone without
lights. The area is officially designated for emergency use only and is
administered by the local authorities.
According to the USCG, this all came about when last January they were
asked to review a project proposal (involving new slips) with the Army
Corps of Engineers. During their review, they noticed that some of it
encroached upon this so-called special anchorage, which forced them to
consider whether the anchorage had enough relevancy to modify or stop
the proposed project.
What this regulation did, to use an analogy, essentially established a
parking lot that spans the entire width of the freeway, Salas says. And
this parking lot, if you can imagine, also blocks the on and off ramps.
Salas went on to define a special anchorage as an area that, in addition to
the allowance of no-light anchoring, is something that needs to exist away
from major fairways, which this does not.
So using the parking lot analogy, Salas continued. I think everyone can
generally agree that it would be unwise to park at night on a freeway with

no lights on.
From the Coast Guards perspective, the special anchorage doesnt serve
any substantially meaningful purpose, arguably the opposite, and should
to be stricken. However, as the CG began to move towards making a
change, another group was forming that felt the anchorage should remain.
Local boater Hans Etter started a Facebook page called Save Our Public
Anchorage to create awareness and push back against the Coast Guards
wishes. For Etter and supporters, the disestablishment of the anchorage,
and other movements governments and large agencies look to make in
Marina del Rey, are cause for concern.
It will never come back if it is taken away, Etter told The Mariner.
Every harbor has one. It is the only thing stopping future development
into the main channel and that would be detrimental for sailors. It is about
taking public assets with no input from the public for the benefit of private
commercial interest.
Etter made the point during the meeting that sailors do need places to
respite in times of emergency or fatigue, but the Commander made clear
the area could still be used in that respect as long as communications were
made with the Harbormaster.
Etter is emblematic of many Marina del Rey boaters who are nervous that
changes made quickly and quietly can result in losses to an unsuspecting
boating community.
There has been no decision as to what to do with the special anchorage.
There are options of moving it, leaving it as is or disestablishing it
altogether. To keep up with the issue visit Etters Facebook page called
Save Our Public Anchorage.

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Heaving To
Finding the Balance
By Tim Tunks

Without the reliable bowdown push of the backwinded

headsail, the boat would sail
into irons rolling helplessly
head to wind until some
combination of backwards
and sail trim re-establishes
forward boat speed and
control. The backwinded jib
keeps the boat on a consistent
tack. Adjusting the bow down
force for proper balance is
easy with a roller reefing
genoa because you can fine
tune how much sail area is
backwinded. Without roller
reefing you need to work
just a bit harder adjusting
mainsheet trim and fiddling
with the rudder angle.

magine trying to fix

something broken on
your car while youre
driving down the
road? Think about enjoying
a lovely picnic lunch while
lurching along the San Diego
Freeway? Heaving-to is as
basic a maneuver as driving
to the shoulder and stopping
your vehicle to deal with a
problem or pulling into the
roadside rest stop for a break
in the journey. I have helped
many skippers master the
technique and Ive learned
something about why many
have failed in their first
attempts at heaving-to.
Lets start with a definition.
Heaving-to is balancing
a sailboats trim so that it
gently oscillates, without
attention to helm or sails,
between a stalled out upwind
course and a bow-down
reaching courseall while
maintaining a constant angle
of heel and slowly drifting on
a resultant course into the flat
water to leeward.
Your first step to mastering this technique is to
dispel any notion that you are actually parking
the boat. Many skippers become disappointed
on their first attempts at heaving-to when the
boat wont stay in one spot as expected. Let me
help correct that erroneous expectation so you
can understand that heaving to in a recreational
sailboat is an act of balancing dynamic forces
and motionnot creating a static condition.
When properly hove-to, sails are trimmed, the


helm is secured at one angle and the boat slowly

drives itself on a scalloped course. It should
alternate between a stalled condition as the boat
luffs up and then a close reaching condition as
the bow is pushed down by the winds force on
the backwinded headsail. When the bow goes
down, the mainsail begins to generate forward
motion, which in turn produces water flow
over the rudder. With water flow, the locked
rudder now steers the boat upwind until it
stalls again. Throughout this process the boat
is sailing (intentionally) inefficiently, making
considerable leeway as it drifts down wind.

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Once you learn how your boat

balances you can observe on
your GPS what kind of speed
and direction of drift to expect
in different conditions. You
can mark a waypoint when
you stabilize in your hoveto condition, remain hove-to
for an increment of time, say
15 minutesa quarter hour
makes math easyand check to see the range
and bearing to your start point. Figure the angle
of the bearing relative to the angle of the wind
and you will know your drift angle. Take the
distance to the starting waypoint and multiply
it out by the inverse fraction of the time to get
your speed of drift. If you do this in an area of
significant current, then you must add another
factor to your calculations.
Example: .25 nautical miles to waypoint after
15 minutes (or one quarter hour):

.25 nm X 4 (the inverse of the fraction 1/4) mile

= 1 knot of drift speed when hove-to in that
wind strength and sea condition.
Three vectors of: #1. upwind boat speed before
stalling, #2. close-reaching progress (with drag
from backwinded jib and hard over helm) and,
#3. leeway, they resolve into a drift vector of
a knot or two in an approximate reaching
direction; which is what your GPS calculates
and tells you.
My standard Santa Monica Bay daysail to
introduce guests to my boat included the usual
close reach along the beach up to visit the deaf
sea lions at the Santa Monica bell buoy (now
removed). We figured they must be deaf because
of all the ringing in their ears. Then the usual
tack out to port until the people on the beach
appeared as tiny doll-like animated figures.
Perhaps wed perform a few more tacks to show
the guests how proper timing on jib release,
helm turning, and sheeting-in makes tacking
easy. Id then tack the boat without releasing the
jib sheet and steer into a luffing stall. Depending


on wind strength and the amount of jib rolled

out, the correct helm position was set after a bit
of steering to find the stable oscillations desired
when the boat settled down.
New guests are pleasantly surprised to find the
boat suddenly steady, leaning at a constant angle
of heel with much less sea motion than theyd
experienced during the close reaching out to
the deaf sea lions. Further tweaking of sheet
tensions and lead angles can narrow the band of
oscillation, but for your daysail you only need
to achieve the stability of controlled transitions
between gaining weigh as the jib pushes the
bow down and stalling as the rudder turns the
boat up. Youll have many hours before you
wash up in El Segundo.
With the boat hove-to there is a calm steady
platform to serve refreshments, talk about
sailing skills, rig the spinnaker, or simply
celebrate a day on the water. When youre ready
to return to proper sailing, release the weather
side jib sheet, straighten the rudder, sheet the
jib in on its proper side and the boat will gently
accelerate away as if by magic.

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Next time you go out to practice heaving-to

remember that your goal is to understand how
the three factors of rudder angle, headsail area,
and mainsail trim interact. Rudder angle is the
easiest of these factors to fine tune, so plan on
steering the boat through the oscillations until it
settles down. Youll discover that required helm
adjustments will get smaller and smaller as you
find your boats balance and the angle at which
to lock the helm.
Repeat the drill of transitioning from a beat
through a tack with backwinded jib. Then find
a stable attitude through fine tuning mainsail
sheet and vang tension.
If you really want to have a good time building
your skills, gather together a group of fellow
skippers and take one of your boats out for
heaving-to practice. Then return and try it on
another one of your groups boats. Successfully
rotating this drill through several types of boats
and giving all the skippers the chance to tack and
stall into a stable heave-to attitude is guaranteed
to boost seamanship ratings for all.



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L o cal

Cur r e nts

Tender Talk
Captain Schaefer Talks Dinghies
By Captain Richard Schaefer

hether a RIB or soft

bottom inflatable, your
dinghy is a tremendous
asset in the marina,
offshore or at anchor. It
can perform as a water
taxi, a life raft or, as you will readother uses.
Here are a dozen ways to use your dinghy, and I
guarantee you havent thought of them all.
1. Use your dink as a trusty scout vessel in
unfamiliar anchorages before committing the
Mother Ship. Charts and cruising guides can
be handy and informative, but nothing beats
going into a cove or anchorage and seeing, first
hand, the lay of the land and bottom. If the dink
is equipped with a depth sounder so much the
better, but a lead-line will work as well. Take
your time and prowl around; identifying hazards
marked on the chart, and perhaps finding some
that arent. Note the tide as well. Kelp or
hazards that seem far below the surface at high
tide might mean trouble when the tide goes out.
If there are experienced crew left on the boat,
the dinghy crew could guide the larger boat to
the exact spot to drop the hook; and then take
out the stern hookif necessaryto the exact
spot and angle required.
2. The dinghy can be used as an equipment
barge. Lets say youre moving the boat a few
miles to another anchorage, after a day of diving
or fishing. Its a hassle moving all that equipment
back aboard and stowing it, especially if it is
wet or smelly. If seas are calm, secure it in the
dinghy and tow it while youre on the way to the
next anchorage. Even if you dont plan to use it
later, in warm weather, the equipment will get a
chance to air-out and dry off before you stow it
in a cockpit locker.

3. The dinghy can be used as a spare bedroom/

cabin. Often, when my kids were younger,
theyd want to sleep in the dinghy (tenders with
soft or inflatable floors are especially good for
this). The kids would pay out a dozen feet of
painter and drift off the stern and watch shooting
stars, satellites, and weird lights pass overhead.
Its really surprising all the stuff to be seen in the
clear night sky, off shore; and it makes for great
storytelling later in life.
4. The dinghy as a portable shelter. If the kids
want to sleep ashore, and the weather is a little
cool, the dingy can be set upright, using the
oars as braces, as a windbreak or, with more of
an angle, even as a lean-to to snuggle under. If
beach-fires are permitted, the upturned dinghy
can even make them more manageable in a light
5. A dinghy can work great as a giant fender. I
remember one night, in Catalina Harbor, many
years ago. A newbie came in at sunset, and even
though I gave him the stink-eye, he anchored
nearby. I could see that he had anchored poorly
and might swing close when tide and wind
changed. It was a fairly calm night and I simply
tied the dinghy, fore and aft, on the problematic
side and advised the young mariner to do the
same with his inflatable. I heard the tenders
nudging softly a couple of times during the night,
but there was no real problem. In the morning,
I explained to the young man that despite what
he had read in his ASA handbook, a scope of
10 to 1 was unnecessary in a well sheltered
anchorage, with a good bottom, in calm, settled
weather. Also, an unneeded tender can work
well when rafting up with other boats - as both a
substantial fender and a bridge/gangway.
6. A dinghy is also a great way to explore the

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surrounding coves and beaches. The range

of these expeditions will depend on the size
of the tender and its outboard, as well as the
experience of the crew. Watch the weather and
sea conditions. Be sure to have lifejackets for
everyone and a handheld, waterproof, VHF. If
you are the handy type, carry a small tool kit and
a spare shear-pin.
7. Back in the day, I worked for charter clubs,
and when one of their boats would break down
at Catalina, I would run a Boston Whaler over
to the island. If I couldnt repair the problem
and the seas were calm, I would simply hiptow the larger boat back to Marina del Rey.
These days, I occasionally, see someone trying
to tow a 30+foot sailboat - by the bow -in a
little dinghy with a 5 hp motor. The heavier
boat jerks the smaller inflatable out of the water
constantly and little headway is made. However,
if the dingy is snuggly tied to either quarter of
the larger vessel, and the outboard engaged in
forward, then the larger boat can be hip-towed
quite easily, and the steering is done from the
vessel being towed. I have even brought
boats into Catalina - from several miles out in this fashion, after engine problems caused
the inboard engine to fail. Its something every
boater should know how to do with confidence.
8. A dinghy also makes a great fishing, crabbing
or lobstering platform; especially in those tight
spots around rocks, kelp or other structure where
the fish and crustaceans like to hangout. Take
care with knives, gaffs and hooks. A puncture
can ruin your entire day. Be sure to bring
waterproof lights if you plan to be out at night.
9. If you have young children, or folks who just
arent comfortable in the water, a dingy with
continued on page 19


According to Dave
Fishing Update by Marina del Reys
Master Fisherman
Captain Dave Kirby

This fishing season is still pretty

happening and proving to be
one of the finest weve seen in
many years. The Santa Monica
Bay is still alive with a mixed
bag of different species including
yellowtail, sheephead, bonita and
rockfish. From pretty much top to
bottom you can pick something up
if youre using the right bait.
Water temps continue to remain
above average, which continues to
keep the top-water fish in the loop.
Hoop netters and divers are getting
limits of lobster and since we have
bonita and mackerel around, we
have great bait for the bugs.
Catalina is kicking out nice
yellowtail and theres been success
on the calico front with plastics.
Down south the blue fin and
yellowfin bite is still on, with quite
a few marlin being caught and
Up north its all about rockfishing
with no white seabass to be found.
This good fortune (on a relative
scale) could continue if there are
no major weather changes - who
knows, maybe this bite will stay on
into December.
Until then.............. Tight Lines

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Rac i n g

The first Berger/Stein of the year, which
is also the first race of the year, is always a
special event. Ordinarily boats come from
all over Southern California to participate
in the first of Del Rey Yacht Clubs
signature five-race series.
The distance contest up to Malibu and
back is a usually a great sail, but more
than that, the Berger/Stein #1 is symbolic
its the So Cal racers first date on a new
calendar, a reminder that this is Southern
California and we sail year round.
Typically over 100 boats are at the start
line, including high profile sleds and
members of the multihull tribe.

The Berger/Stein

This year the race will take place on

January 3. Theoretically, all hangovers
should be in the rear view and crews will
be suitable for engagement on the liquid
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H o l i d ay

Spi r i t

MdR Holiday Parade Rides Again

On December 13, the main channel of Marina del Rey will be filled to
the seawalls with beautifully lit boats for another edition of the famous
Holiday Boat Parade. This year organizers are especially excited for
it marks the kick-off to Marina del Reys 50th Birthday, which will be
celebrated throughout 2015therefore the theme of the parade is Happy

Parking in all of the County parking lots this day is free. There will be
activities at Fishermans Village and Burton Chace Park throughout the
day, including food trucks at the park. This years VIP yacht at Chace Park
will be the beautifully restored 1929 Sobre Las Olas, sponsored by The
Classic Yacht Association. Its a 105 fantail motor yacht originally owned
by J Paul Getty, and now a permanent resident in Marina del Rey.

After the scheduled fireworks show at 5:55 p.m., adorned boats of all
shapes and sizes will circle the grounds three times, displaying their LED

For more info visit www.mdrboatparade.org, or call 310 670-7130.

Photo Pat Reynolds

The parade will be led by Grand Marshall Leon The Motorman Kaplan
of KABC Talk Radio fame aboard the 70 yacht My Suzy. Following
behind will be the parade competitors vying for first place in a variety of
categories the much coveted Best Overall that will earn the skipper a nice
cash prize.
Other categories include Best Theme, Best Animation, Best Music, Best
Spirit, Best Lights and Best Live Band.
Announcers will be broadcasting the parade from Fishermans Village,
but there are dozens of great viewing locations around the marina and the
channel. Also live streaming of the parade will be available.




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Still No Dinghy Docks

Local Curr e n t s
continued from page 14

an underwater viewer is a wonderful way to

experience the undersea world without getting
wet. Hang over the bow of the dinghy and see
what youve been missing. You can shut down
the motor and row into the middle of a kelp bed,
or into shallow areas, and see nearly as much as
snorkelers can.
10. When my kids were around four-years old, I
recall putting them into the dingy (wearing a life
jacket of course) and letting them row around
the anchorages and coves of Catalina while
tethered to the boat by a 100 feet of 1/4 inch
line. If they got into trouble I could just reel
them in. It built confidence and was a great
independent first adventure for them.
11. If the outboard on your dingy is large
enough, you can tow riders behind on tubes or
small boards. Even if you only have a 5 hp you
can still tow kids on kayaks or paddle boards
around at about 5 knots. Theyll have fun
well... at least until they become teenagers.
12. When I head to the island, with a boatload of
kids, in calm weather, I often leave the dinghy
inflated on the foredeck as an extra cockpit,
where kids can slurp sodas, eat chips and fried
chicken, without trashing the cockpit of the
Captain Richard Schaefer is U.S.C.G. Licensed
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numerous articles on boating, environmental
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The Mariner did an article a few issues ago about the lack of dinghy docks in the harbor and how the
powers-that-be were aware and motivated to add more. There was talk that making some available
at Fishermans Village was a priority and at a public meeting, Director Gary Jones in fact said,
Theres a way that we can make available some docks within [the] existing footprint.
Michael Pishaie, part owner of Fishermans Village was even bolder saying: We are going to
implement dinghy docks within the next 45-90 days, maximum. It will be done. Its something
thats been recommended by many people - its absolutely necessary and we are going to do that.
However, a foreshadowing Jones mentioned that there were some obstacles to overcome before it
could be rubber-stamped. We contacted the Director about the status and he wrote in an email:
While the intention is still to provide dinghy docks at Fishermans Village as soon as possible, the
lessees original plan did hit a snag. It was thought that an existing boat tenant could consolidate
space to free up enough dock to accommodate; however, this turned out not to be the case. We are
working with the lessee to explore other options. One of these may be to allow dinghy tie-ups at
the soon to be replaced P55 dock (old fuel dock) adjacent to Fishermans Village. We will keep the
SCHC [Small Craft Harbor Division] updated on these efforts.
What was once mostly definitive seems now mostly doubtful and vague. The call for dinghy docks
in the harbor has been a constant plea within the boating community for years. Local boaters will
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