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  Issue #141November 2014   Mariner A Publication For Where Land A Magazine For The Marina del Rey Boating Community   The Novice Guide to MdR Boat ParadeBoat Licensing Law Passes in CaliforniaContending With a More Crowded Marina  2   The Mariner   -   Issue 141 2014I got a call Saturday in the late afternoon from Kent Andersson from Andersson Marine who is a very active member at the Pacic Mariner’s Yacht Club and also a friend, saying that a group would be doing a burial at sea for Bob Butte, a much loved and respected man in the local boating community. Bob and his wife ran the Church Mouse Marlin Invitational, which was a highlight event for local sports-shermen for decades.I drove my dinghy out a few miles with the 14 other boats that came to pay their last respects. I haven’t witnessed very many of these types of ceremonies and I have to say, it was a moving experience.With the backdrop of a vast ocean, the group of mostly large powerboats, lled with mourners, all gathered intimately in a circle, stern-in. These substantial boats, built for hearty shing expeditions or long range travel in a big sea, were now tranquil and huddled, servicing something fragile and delicate. Bob’s ashes were scattered in the Pacic Ocean, where he was happiest and most at peace. Friends and relatives tossed owers on the calm ocean waters - joined in one last showing of true respect. Lastly, all of the boats, formed a ring and circled three times counter-clockwise around the owers that marked where the ashes fell - a boater’s version of pall bearing perhaps. I was proud to be a boater that day. It was a special farewell that withheld great dignity and beauty. I didn’t know Bob, but judging by what I saw and was part of that day – he was a very good man. The Mariner is Editor/Publisher Pat Reynolds Columnist Richard Schaefer Contributors Tim TunksBil McNeelyDave Kirby For advertising rates and Information contact310-397-1887 Mailing address P.O. Box 9403Marina del Rey, CA 90295The Mariner appears on the last Friday of every month. This issue Oct. 31 - Nov. 28 Important Numbers at a glance: n Marina del Rey Sheriff: 310-482-6000 n Los Angeles County Lifeguard: 310-577-5700 n  Vessel Assist: 800-399-1921 n Marine Life Rescue 800-39WHALE FROM THE EDITORWHAT’S INSIDE P ERFECT  G OODBYE Coming Events 4 O the Wire 6Searching for Elbow Room 8 SUP’s and Paddle-Craft Are Everywhere - Can All Coexist? Introduction to Boat Decorating 10 Boat Decorating for First Timers by Tim Tunks License to Drive 14 Captain Richard Schaefer Checks Out the New Boating Law  According to Dave Monthly Fishing Report by Captain Dave Kirby 15Racing - ASMBYC Awards 16Classieds 21 Thanks for  picking it up! PV 10 by Pat Reynolds Photo by Pat Reynolds  2014   The Mariner   -   Issue 141 3 47’ Lien Hwa Mtr Yacht 1995, loaded Great family fun or live abrd, motivated $165,00039’ Symbol 1989 double cabin Caterpillar diesels $69,00038’ Carver 1988 motor yacht only $59,000   38’ Tollycraft  1965 aft cabin very clean twin Chryslers $18,50037’Alberg Yawl 1974, rebuilt diesel, several sails inc 2 new, boat need work $16,00060’ Lien Hwa 1980 4 stateroom trawler, lowered price to sell. Very spacious staterooms and living quarters. It does need some renishing and detailing $169,00060’ Sunseeker Renegade  1993 rebuilt Detroit diesels. Family friendly - 3 cabs, salon, dinette, galley. Fast cruising up to 40-knots! Amazing deal for a Sunseeker. $179,00052’ Californian 1988 Cockipt Mtr Yacht 375 HP Caterpillar Diesels  $159,00052’ Californian  1990 Cockpit Motor Yacht 425 HP Caterpillar diesels $159,000 65’ Harkers island Guthrie  1970, 4 staterooms, ready for Cabo or Alaska. For private or commercial shing - consider trade for Cars, Realestate, Gems $120,000 42’ Unifite  1984 aft cabin GM V-8 Diesels loaded and clean , RIB Inatable on davit new canvas enclosures  $87,50046’ Moody  1985 Bluewater Cruising Cutter, 3 cabins equipped to go now!  $179,00042’ Hunter center cockpit 2002  - Very well equipped vessel, maintained in very clean condition. Sails beautifully with wonderful accommodations down below. $139,00065’ McKinna  2002 pilot house, Exceptional 800 hp Cat 3406’s, stabilizers, bow thruster, satellite TV, computerized entertainment center, dual helms 3 cabins, low hours $699,00046’ Wellcraft  1994 Cockpit motor yacht, twin dsls air cond, full tronics $110,000 45 Sea ray Sundancer  1997 twin diesels consider trade in power / sail $149,00038’ Cruiser Inc.  Flybridge,1994 Aft cabin full elecs, low hours on engines  $59,00035’ Sea Ray  1991 low hours, A/C, $34,90031’ Sea Ray Sundancer 1998 $29,00028’ Sea Ray Sundancer , 2005, twin engine, inverter, full electronics  $59,00037’ Fisher Pilothouse 1975 bluewater ketch upgraded 1991 new engine $89,000 TRADE32’ Luhrs  1974 sedan new lt nish low hours show as a 10 $18,950 Sistership  4   The Mariner   -   Issue 141 2014 November 1 30th Annual Catalina Island TriathlonSwim it, Bike it, Run it, Tri it! Experience the beauty of Catalina Island and the city of Avalon with the perfect end of season sprint triathlon. Come for the weekend or for the day and experience all that Catalina has to offer. Spectrum Sports Management. 909-399-3553, November 8 Reggae Band and Brazillian Music Live at Fisherman’s Village Live, outdoor concerts are held every weekend in the plaza of Fisherman’s Village. Enjoy the waterfront setting amidst a smattering of jazz, blues, Latin & more. Every Saturday & Sunday (weather permitting). Concerts are free & open to the public. Concert schedule rotates weekly. This week Upsteam (Reggae Saturday) and Brazil Brasil (Brazilian/Samba Sunday)at 1:00 p.m. November 8 Catalina Island Eco-Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Kid’s Run Runner’s World rates the Catalina Eco-Marathon as the “Best Island Run,” because it travels through an otherworldly place where, the magazine notes, “you can see buffalo, bald eagles, seals and palm trees during a single run.” The Eco-Marathon course travels through three distinct ecosystems via trails and soft dirt roads. Runners traverse single-track trails, ridgelines, and vistas that afford views of the Pacic Ocean from both sides of the Island. Spectrum Sports Management/Catalina Island Conservancy, 909-399-3553, November 9 Champions Paddle for Breast Cancer  Tiffany B. Grunwald MD has teamed up with Pro SUP Shop for one Sunday a month, every month to do a CHAMPION PADDLE to honour the resilient women battling Breast Cancer. This paddle is for women and men, survivors, pre- vivors and those of us who want to cheer on the women in our lives recovering from surgery, chemotherapy, radiation as they reclaim their bodies. Champion Paddle is a 90-minute paddle around the Marina. For more info call310-945-8350 November 13 Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market 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. November 14 P.L.A.Y. Preschool Annual Craft Auction at Avalon Come support Avalon’s youth at the annual Craft & Silent Auction to benet Preschool Learning for Avalon Youth. Door prizes, great food & desserts, spirits and a Grand Prize drawing. Doors at the Catalina Island Yacht Club will open at 5pm. Questions? Contact PLAY Preschool at 310-510-2324. November 15th 12:00 p.m. and December 6th at 12p.m. November 15 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 more. Light fare and refreshments will be served. 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 must-do 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 year’s Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade will be on December 14th. Fireworks kick off the parade at 5:55pm. The theme is “Happy Birthday” in honor of the 50th anniversary of MdR. For more information on the parade, photos, history, the entry form and sponsorship opportunities, visit the website: November 20 Pro SUP Hosts Ladies Night! Join the ladies of Pro SUP Shop one night a month for a special ladies night moonlit paddle through the marina! Each month we have a 90 minute paddle followed by a pop-up shop featuring jewelry, clothing, massages and more. Follow our Facebook account to see what’s in store each month! November 23 Live at Fisherman’s VillageLatin Jazz and Jazz Funk Live, outdoor concerts are held every weekend in the plaza of Fisherman’s Village. Enjoy the waterfront setting amidst a smattering of jazz, blues, Latin & more. Every Saturday & Sunday (weather permitting). Concerts are free & open to the public. Concert schedule rotates weekly. This week Upsteam (Reggae Saturday) and Brazil Brasil (Brazilian/Samba Sunday)at 1:00 p.m. November 27th 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 310-510-4215. 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 Catalina’s wildlands wild. Catalina Film Institute. 818-787-1946, Ongoing Paddle in the Moonlight Every Wednesday and Friday evening come join the crew of Pro SUP for a fun night of paddling, there’s 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 Mother’s Beach. For more info call 310-945-8350 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 for activities, membership details, racing, events, directions, and more. Coming Events!
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