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SUND AY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Dec 16 17 Moon in perigee 18 19 20 Decenter solstice 21 New Moon 22
Square Rigged Tall Ship Ft. Laud. City Corm. Ft. Lauderdale Planning Ft. Lauderddle Beach "Btbes In Toyland," Charity Casino Night
"Amorinm" a Port Ever. Mtg. City Hall 8 a.m. & Zoning Board, 7:30 p.m Advisory Board 3:30 pn Ft, L. Children's Theatre Hollywood Beach Hotel
Call Ed Wiser 764-7590 City Hall City Hall 8 p.m. 7 11 p.m.
Paonno Boat Parade
+2.1 +2.1' .2 +' +2.2' +2.3 +2.2' +-2.4' +2.3' TIDE +2.5' +2.3' +2.6' +2 3 +2.6' +2.3'
02540922*1517*2156 04031029*1618*2257 05051131"1714*2352 0604"1229*1810 TIME 0047*0657*1322*1901 (L -.. -*195 0226*0836'1501"2039
0 0O +0.2' -0.2' +0.2' -0.3' +0.1' TIDE -0.5' 0.0 -0.6' .0 -0.6' 0.0
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
transportation, Recreation CHRISTMAS Roger McGuinn Boahas Int. Windsurfing
&Accessory Show & Sale a Musician's Exch. Regatta thru
ollywood Beach Hotel thru Dec 27
Ira Sullivan & Eddie
Higgins a Musician Exch
Thru Dec, 29
+2.5' +2.2' +2.4' ++21 +2.3' +2.1' +2.2' +2.0' TiSE +1.7' +1.8' +1.6' +1.7'
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00 0 5' 3.0 +0. -0. 0.0 0 +0.2 +0.3'
ist quarter Moon 3 31 January 1 2 3 4 5
Gulfstrean Soiling Club
Alice Day NEW YEARS DAY Big Boot/Little Boat
a Musician's Exch. Lake Sunfish
+1.6' +1.6' +1. +1.6' +1.6' 6' +1.7' +1' + E +1.6.8' *.2 +1 .8'
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6 7 8 9 1 11 12
"Gazors Crocs," lecture Lighthouse Pt. Sailfish Heningway: A Moveable Gulfstrean Soiling Club
Historic Museun of So,FI Tourinent thru Jan. 14 Feast Literary Sminor Change of Camnond Dinner
Miani, 2 p.m. Key West thru Jan, 13 Ft. Loud, Country Club
+2.2' 1.9' + +22. 2' +2 2' 7 72+2 1 2: 2
0204"08151'-37*- 5L 0297"05a'152'2"59 0332*090'i*lG050'2147 0417 O ,1026'1651"2236 0509'..11.1 [ 'U .i0 1 1'7 ^ "E .. .-
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13 14 15 fiME A JUSTMri;", FOR TID TABLE
"SEMINOLES & ALLIGATORS" Celestial Nov. Course High lW ter i Wa'te:
His, Museun of So. Fla. Begins 6 wks, BCC 7-9:30 Hi 1sb ro Inlet----------- -32 minutes 5 m-n.
Miani 2 p.m. Call BCC 475-6600
Bahia ar-- - --- --- -20 min. in.
Port E rgiades Inlet--- 45 min. 52 rin.
+1.9' ,1.9 .' ,1.8, +1.9' +a.3. P iaybo (Daiia Lut-Otr)-- -4 mrn. .' mnn.
01260753137 225 0230857'14 2128 0339" 10051.5471.2231 Summer Ield (S.F. New R. +40 min. 40 mn
-0.1' -0 .And ws -0.4' +0. 1' -0 4mea
Baseline: Andrews Avenue Bridge over New River at mean low water, Eastern Standard Time.
THE GOODYEAR AIRSHIP ENTERPRISE
By M.G. Swift
The Intracoastal Waterway comes alive with
lighted and holiday decorated boats. The crews
are in costume or partying, and sharing their
merriment with those lining the shore.
Overhead in the darkness of a December
evening clouds move in. And just when you think
its going to rain on your boat parade, the "cloud"
comes alive with color and animation. It's the
blimp, The Goodyear Airship Enterprise,
appropriately named after one of the most
famous vessels in yachting history. The airship's
namesake is the Yacht Enterprise, winner of the
Volume 1 Issue 10 December 15, 1984-January 15, 1985
Copyright by Ziegler Publishing Co.; Inc. 1984
320 S.W. 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (305) 524-9450
by Ziegler Publishing Co., Inc.
)her: Greg Dellinger
Tom Gepfrich Blake I
Jason Welles Lee Jei
Andrew Moyes Swen F
Bud Alcott Matt M
Scott Moore Fred C;
Darin Gleichman Todd C
Kelly Alcott Dennis
Jeff Prosje John R
Sandy Sharrow Charlei
Patrick Gillis Paul Ba
Louise Miller Chris L
Tiffany Lazure Doug C
famed America's Cup Race in 1930. The
Enterprise's sister blimps are also named for-
former cup winners: Columbia and America
based at Houston & Los Angeles. Enterprise is
based at Pompano Air Park.
"Enterprise" handles much like a sailboat",
Pilot Jim Mahoney told this reporter." She's a
large sailer "whose dimensions (192 feet long, 50
feet high and 50 feet wide) and her lighter-than-air
weight (helium) make the Enterprise and her pilot
very sensitive to wind speed and direction. She
sometimes has to tack into the wind. Another of
the airship pilots, Pat Henry gave this reporter a
demonstration of the Winds influence upon the
Enterprise as we were flying in her over the
To The Editor,
I'm glad the Andrews bridge tenders are such
experienced boat handlers. I assume they are so
qualified since they daily take it upon themselves
to obstruct the operator of west-bound boats if
the RR bridge is down.
Perhaps in their boat handling experience they
didn't notice that there is more room to maneuver
*large boats west of their bridge, or that the
water/sewage outfall East of Andrews makes it
difficult for a sailboat to maneuver there.at all.
I assume thay also haven't noticed there are
lots of boats whose destination is not.beyond the
If they aren't experienced pilots, maybe they
should be given a single screw sailboat and be
told to back and stay there for ten minutes with a
strong following current and a balky bridge.
Better yet, why not just leave the boat driving
to the boat drivers and stick to pushing their
buttons on demand.
Carolyn Cramer W erfro0 t
Ft. Lauderdale Ne
320 S.W. 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale. FL 33312
Commercial Pier. Pat cut down the power
supplied by the airship's twin, six cylinder, 210
h.p. engines. She start drifting to the northwest
despite the fact that the Enterprise's nose was
being south; the portside was acting as a sail to a
southeast wind. Going back to Kansas, Dorothy.
The twin prop'sgive the blimp a cruising speed
of 35 mph and a maximum speed of 50 mph. Flight
altitude is normally between 1,000 and 3,000 feet.
One definitely feels suspended in the air. The low
speed and altitude of the Enterprise allow the
observer aboard the airship's gondola a unique
vantage point of the landscape below. Individual
bathers can be observed walking up a beach
below. One carl count the numbers of sailboats
SALES TAX BEING ENFORCED
Reliable sources report that the Florida
Department of Revenue has been more stridently
enforcing sales tax laws with regard to boat
purchases. If found guilty of non-payment of
Florida State Sales tax a boat owner not only has
to pay the tax but also face a 100% penalty
doubling what he may owe the state..
Non-residents are advised that they have ten
days to get their newly purchased boat out of
Florida or they have to pay sales tax in Florida. (If
repairs are required to the boat ninety-days is the
maximum amount of time the boat can remain in
Florida tax free). Such a boat can not return to
Florida waters for six months.
Help For injured Wildlife
STHE WILD BIRD
S.P.C.A. f Broward County, Inc.-
P.O. Box 4761, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33338
3200 SW Fourth Avenue (305) 524-4302
9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tax Deductible Donations
~ ~.~-J': -*.i.
December 15, 1965-January 15, 1984,,
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and powerboats on a particular canal.
Enterprise's nocturnal light show is provided
by a computer programmed and generated
display of 3780 red, blue, green and yellow lights
covering an area of 105 feet long and 24.5 feet on
each side of the blimp. The two signs have total
80 miles of wiring. Special animated messagesin
color have been developed for the holiday
season...Santa, his sleigh and reindeer flashes
across the Yuletide skies and the Magi and their
camels follow the star of Bethlehem. With the
Enterprise flying at 1,000 feet above the ground,
the night sign can be read by people on the ground
from one mile on either side of the airship.
We wanted, to fly in Enterprise again the night
of one of the area boat parades during Winterfest.
But the portable computer and electrical
hardware installed in the airship's gonola take up
too much room and weight to allow for
passengers other than a pilot and a computer
technician to operate the light signs. Normally,
We Have Many Items
BOATERS Can Use!
Propane stoves & refrigerators
*"NEW" 12-volt refrigerator
Electrical & plumbing supplies
Aluminum propane gas tanks & fittings
S12-volt light fixtures
Extensive supply of brass fittings '
OPEN 7 DAYS PROPANEGAS
2190 STATE RD 84
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA
(WEST OF 1-95)
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during the day when the computer, electrical
equipment and an auxiliary power generator are
removed from in and outside the gondola, seats
are reinstalled, allowing seating for six
passengers plus the pilot..
The Enterprise is supported by a ground crew
of about fifteen persons who shag the two bow
lines stabilize the gondola for disembarking
passengers as the blimp lands six to eight times
daily. There are three other pilots beside Jim
Mahoney (whose father was a blimp pilot for
Howard Hughes) and Pat Henry piloting the
airship on hourly shifts.
If you should see a procession of colorful
messages, cartoons and designs across the night
sky don't reach for a beer for E.T.
probably missing a boat parade.
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THE GATEWAY TO THE
By Sue Moesly
It was more than fifty years ago, 1905 to be
exact, when the realization of a man's dream
began to unfold with the first shovelful of muck
taken from the Everglades. Napoleon Bonaparte
Broward envisioned the inundated lands to be
free from their covering of water-to be habitable
for the hordes of people he expected to pour into
South Florida. Flager's railroad opened to Fort
Lauderdale in 1896 would bring them south. By
1907 two dredges built near Sailboat Bend were in
operation cutting canals, and in that same year
the South New River Canal was open to traffic.
Families were enticed into believing that their
own dreams of castles in the sky could actually
become realities by building their homesteads on
the promised land. By March of 1911 the large
Bolles land sales and the drawing of lots caused
such a flood of people flowing into Fort
Lauderdale that even Governor Broward's hopes
were surpassed. Outbound traveling salesmen
selling Florida land reached as far north as
Canada where a young Swiss immigrant family
bought a five acre parcel of the Everglades for
forty dollars an acre. A man needed but five
dollars for a down payment.
The young family, twins in arms and one on the
way, plus their big dog William Tell, a tent and a
cast iron stove, alighted from Flager's train on a
Sunday morning in November of theyear 1911.
With dreams no smaller than the Governor's the
Young man set out to find the work so promised
by the developers whose words flitted from their
mouths like -bees in a blossom-kissed orange
grove. But, the man did find a job with Ed King
"= '.'.- 2,A: '. *.
whose boatyard, located on the south bank and
adjacent to the railroad bridge, had just received
six orders to build eighteen foot boats for the
folks in Zona, now known as Davie. With the
South New River Canal opened the farmers
welcomed a way to transport their produce to
town by the new waterway.
There were no roads to Lake Okeechobee,
another area rich in soils for growing vegetables.
The upcoming North New River Canal promised a
pathway to those fertile lands.
Meanwhile, despite the work taken on by King's
boatyard to build coffins when boatwork lagged,
there were too many days without work for the
man with a growing family and the carpenter took
his talents north to Lantana to become foreman
for the Palm Beach Drainage District to dig.
ditches and canals in the Deerfield and Lantana
When the North New River Canal finally
opened, a most celebrated event that April 26,
1912, it ushured into Fort Lauderdale a burst of
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Broward phone (305)584-4020 FactorSerice
Dade phone -(305)947-9756
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850 SW 12 ST.(Davie Blvd),FT..LAUD.,FL.
B.S., Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, Indiana
'Sue has 10 years of experience in the Marine
Field, and has been with D.S. Hull Co., and
Cable Marine, Inc. for 5 years.
Sue's involvement locally in the Marine
Industry includes Serving on the Board of
Chamber of Commerce Marine Task Force
and Board of Governor's Gulfstream Sailing
Club. She has also published articles which
appeared in the South Florida, Sailor, New
.River Times and The Waterfront News.
Quality Marine Interior work requires
experience on and around boats as.well as a
knowledge of fabric and color.
Sue Whelan, a 25 year resident of South
Florida, has owned and operated both power
and sail. She is familiar with the effects of sun,
sand and salt. Whether your vessel is a sport
fish, a charter boat, family cruiser or used for
elaborate entertaining each is carefully
A large Fabric and Carpeting showroom is
open 7 days a week at Cable Marine East. This
convenient location eliminates the expense of
outside contractors. Custom woodworking,
painting, appliance and accessory purchases
and repairs are available on the premises.
Cable Marine, Inc.
1517 Southeast 16th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
December 15, 1985-January 15, 1984
progress for the once sleepy village that had
grown around the banks of New River. Fort
Lauderdale became known as The Gateway to the
Everglades. More barges were needed to meet the
demand to market more produce, both local and
the lake area. The Swiss carpenter now had a job
in Fort Lauderdale building them for Mr.
Shackelford and Boxom Cromartie. The riverfront
buzzed with the activity of marketing the
harvests and sending them north by way of
Flager's railroad. The riverfront also became
headquarters for excursion boats like the
SUWANEE that took folks, on rides to Lake
Okeechobee and across to Florida's west coast at
A new market began to flourish and what else
but fish, mainly catfish, from the highly
productive Lake Okeechobee. Boats known as
fishboats with.crews of four would seine the fish
with sometimes 1600 feet of nets, then put them
on boats known as runboats which would ice
them down and run to the Lauderdale market. The
enterprising young carpenterfound a better way
and he bought a forty foot runboat from a Lake
Okeechobee fisherman, fixed it up and he had not
only a fishboat, but a runboat as well and the
best of both ends without the need of paid crew.
Fishhouses built on the northern bank of-New
River adjacent to the railroad bridge received and
processed the fish, but they were a scourge of the
town, or so said the ladies who complained that
the smells and refuse did little to enhance their
once pristine town. They. also scoffed at the
constant dredging which kept their once clear
river muddy. But...progress has a way of tainting
the landscape and those not quick-witted or
quick-footed often stand by the wayside and let it
pass by.-Some of us prefer it that way.
By the way, the man with the five acres in the
Everglades -paid for.it through the years and
finally it was condemned and bought, still
covered with water, by the State of Florida as part
of a conservation program....
CHRISTMAS in OLD LAUDERDALE
by Joy Bedick
FORT LAUDERDALE--The Discovery Center and Fort
Lauderdale's Historic District will host Christmas inOld
Fort Lauderdale from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December
Several musical performances are scheduled
throughout the day. Food and holiday craft booths will
be set up throughout the Historic District. Mrs. Santa
Claus will arrive at 1 p.m. on her antique fire engine.
The Discovery Center will host holiday craft
workshops at various times throughout the festival
and throughout December. During December, the
museum will also host "The Visual Art of Music," a
science and sound exhibit from the Hudson River
Museum. Admission to the Discovery Center and King
Cromartie House is free during Christmas in Old Fort
Christmas in Old Fort Lauderdale is free and open to
the public. The Discovery Center is located at 231 S.W.
Second Ave. :
1 NCOHPOW ATlO
DOCK & DECK BO
408 N. Federal Hwy.
BOATERS WARNED OF CARBON
For a. number of months the Coast Guard has been
investigating possible hazards to boaters from carbon
monoxide. In its most recent "Boating Safety Circular",
the CG warns boaters that.a headache and slight nausea
may not necessarily be the result of seasickness or too
much beer. Victims of carbon monoxide poisoning feel no
particular pain except, perhaps, a severe headache which
they usually attribute to some other cause.ln fact, carbon
monoxide dulls the senses to the point where victims feel
no fear or danger and have no will to save themselves.
The Coast Guard offers the public the following tips on
how to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning:
Inspect the engine and generator exhaust systems for
cracks in the hot, unjacketed sections of the exhaust
manifolds. Check the tightness of the bolts holding the
exhaust manifolds to the engine blocks.
.Engineroom bulkheads should be completely sealed
against leaks into accommodation areas. Holes in the
engineroom bulkhead itself are not necessary for
S* The generator should be installed by the boat
manufacturer. No portable generators meet the CG
Electrical and Fuel System Standards.
*Do not use any flame-producing device in an
Rubber exhaust hose connections should be held by
double clamps. Check, hoses for signs of age and make
certain they are labeled by the manufacturer for use in.
Exhaust system connectionS should be accessible for
FREIGHTER TO BE SUNK FOR DIVERS
In early January 1985 the 220 foot long derelict
freighter MV Proteus will be sunk off Key
Biscayne while local scuba.divers and friends
observe from nearby commerical and pleasure
craft. Underwater Technicians will explode
several holes in the hull of the derelict Proteus to
send it 80 feet to the bottom of the ocean to join
several other ships similarly sunk in the Dade
County Artificial Reef Program.
Shortly after the sinking, divers who
contributed significant time, effort, and money to
the project will put their scuba gear on and
inspect the Proteus to ensure that it is safe and
stable for future recreational scuba excursions.
Organizing the divers for pre-sinking
preparations, and post-sinking examination and
celebration is the Miami Chapter of the National
Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
spearheaded by Valerie Rutledge, a local scuba
THe sinking of the Proteus is the final phase of a
year-long efforton NAUI's part in program
initiated in 1980 by the Metro Dade Department of
Environmental Resources Management (DERM).
The Program provides recreational and
commerical benefit to fishermen and divers alike,
by creating artificial reefs off the coast to attract
fishes and other marine life to otherwise barren
areas. DERM manages the program, which is
funded by local governments with additional
private sector funding.
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A GRAY LADY DOWN
By Bryan Brooks
When they sank the Trio Bravo almost two
years ago, those of us that witnessed the news
pictures of it exploding were shocked and
angered. The old tugboat had been a derelict for
some time in the port. It had even sunk once or
twice. Finally the County had it towed out to make
it an artificial reef for divers and fish. Now it
appeared to be destroyed, or so we thought.
Our first dive on it was during the summer of
1983; my sons and I discovered a beautiful boat
still intact and covered with small fish and
growth on its hulls. The midships had pretty well
been blown but the outline of the ship was there
and it was sitting upright on the sand. So much
for first impressions; we had been sure the
County had blown it to smithereens.
During the past year coral had begun to grow
and schools of grunts could be seen swimming up
and down the passageways of the old ship. Queen
angel fish could be seen picking off tidbits from
the wench still loaded with wire cable down in the
bowels of the boat.
My last dive on the Trio Bravo was a month
ago, a fellow instructor Debby Powers and
myself found ourselves crawling hand over hand
in stiff current down ever downward on the
The ship rests in 150 feet of water off Fort
Lauderdale two miles east.of Sunrise Blvd. At this
location the tugboat has her bow facing south
and stern facing north.
The Gulf Stream is close by so the strong
currents running north usually prevail. Finally we
see the dark out line of the 165 foot boat begin to
emerge as we reach the bow. The other divers
have left; -Debby and I wanted the ship to
ourselves so we could shoot pictures without the
silt other divers with careless fins kick up.
The boat had changed. The paint was almost
completely covered with coral. Schools of grunts
and other small reef fish seemed firmly
enscounced on the boat; it was their home, we
were the invaders. '-
-i'ebby aand I had allowed- ourselves-.4wenty -
minutes to shoot. Because of the depth we would
have to decompress for a long time on the
anchor line before it would be safe to surface.
Nitrogen bubbles load into you because of the
tremendous pressure; we had both used double
tanks so we would have extra time down. Also,
the nitrogen under pressure has a narcotic effect
so the mind can wander.
We swam single file down the deck of the old
boat, then over the wreckage of mid-ships and
finally down into the erie belly of the tugboat.
Shooting was easy. Debby was an excellent
model. On panarama shots a diver in the picture is
important because it gives size relationships.
The small fish had completely taken-over as the
boat provided a'safe:home from the screaming
currents of the Gulf Stream. As we crawled up to
the wreckage where the wheelhouse had been we
began to notice that although there were loads of
fish and soft coral beginning to form on the hull,
we didn't see any bigger fish. After two years this
boat should be loaded. Then it'hit us: a dive boat
had just completed their dive on the Trio Bravo
when we arrived on the site. The captain had
mentioned over the radio something about a
"fresh kill". No big fish, a beautiful boat, the
beginnings of an artificial reef but we've done it
again, we've killed all the big fish. Great. Man in
his wonderful way had screwed up a good thing
one more time. We are the only creatures on this
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Debby and I stopped at twenty and ten feet to
decompress and reflected back on the dive.
Hopefully divers will let the fish grow, the boat
was beautiful. It serves a purpose, it is restoring
life in the Ocean. Would man ever learn? Hanging
on the anchor line at ten feet our exhalations from
the regulators sent bubbles into the current and
they quickly swept away.
THE BROOKS FAMILY
planet who kill tor no reason.
Debby and I continued through the wreckage,
past some port holes and wenches. The soft
sounds of the bubbles from our breathing
regulators woke us from our reverie; our time on
the boat was over. We kicked upcurrent to the
anchor line and looked back over our shoulders
at gray lady one more time. Life seemed to be
evolving in spite of Man. We pulled the anchor
free then headed back home to the surface.
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RESULTS...November 10, 1984
14 Sailboat Entered
Most Points (Monohull):
Gary Lotz, Skipper
Most Points (Multihull):
Caught by Randy Fox aboard
Nem & Bonny Hansman's multi-hull,
OM. 23 pounds.
Caught by John Hussey aboard
his monohull, "Meeling". 11 pounds.
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that proceeds from the Sailboat Fishing
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It had turned gray that afternoon with an
occasional drizzle that chased the young
children-who had been fishing from the starboard
bow of the anchored committee boat-into the
drier cockpit under the Bimini top. But the scene
on Lake Sylvia just south of Bahia Mar was one of
growing anticipation as the radio chattered with
transmissions from among the crews of fourteen
sailboats participating in the North Broward
County Kiwanis' first annual Sailboat Fishing
Tournament benefitting Neurofibomatosis
("Elephant Man's Disease"). The radio
conversations overheard indicated the sailboat
fishing fleet was returning to port and the weigh-
in at Lake Sylvia.
Fishing sailors not only have to be expert
anglers but also "ragmen" who can execute on-a-
dime moves with their sailboats, tacking in and
out of weedlines and jettison chum without losing
lures or wind.
One by one they arrived, these fishing sailors
aboard their sailboats. Some, like the crew
aboard Gary Lotz' mono-hull "Silurian", produced
coolers loaded with dolphin and kingfish. Susan
Campbell was very proud of her seventeen pound
dolphin, only the second fish she'd ever caught.
Randy Fox, aboard Nem & Bonny Hausman's
multi-hull "OM" landed a twenty-three pound
dolphin for the largest fish caught during the
Others talked of "cheap Mexican rum" being an
aid to catch fish by while at sail.John Hussey and
crew of the "Meelinq" carried on about the
barricuda who ate the tails off many of their catch
before they could be reeled in aboard their 35 foot
sloop. But John pulled in a eleven pound kingfish
that didn't get away. One sailboat bragged of its
twenty-four fish. Only under cross-examination
was it determined that twenty-three were bait-
fish. The other was an eight pound dolphin. The
"Sulurian" crew talked of bimini, where they
started from that morning, and lamented that
sailfish that got away.
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Following the great success of last year's regatta, this
year's Sunshine Regatta will be held on February 8-101,
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KELPIE: A MISCHIEVIOUS WATER
by Carolyn Crammer
You may not know your kelpies by that name-
usually they are addressed with words of the four
letter variety. And I'm sure you've never seen
them-though I won't swear to that. Kelpies are the
little demons on boats that cause you to drop
things overboard, trip over lines-all the annoying
little things that can turn what should have been a
lovely sail into a less than tolerable ordeal.
...those expensive new sunglasses that jumped
off your face right into Biscayne Bay...? How
about that infernal dock line that has a habit of
leaping up into your path when you were sure you
had a clean shot at the dock? Kelpies! That ice-
box door latch that always seems to come
undone on a port tack? Kelpies'
Now that you know what they are, I'll let you in
on a few of the theories about how they get onto
boats. These theories are sinple, easily remedied,
and (to my mind, at least) logical. While they are
scientifically unproven, I haven't seen any proof
to thecontrary or found any better explanations.
Basically, Kelpies come abroad in suitcases
(particularly the old, hard, bulky kind), and hard
soled shoes and, recently added to this list from
our own experience, on the shoulders of
A really shipshape boat, where luggage is
restricted to duffle bags and shoes to topsiders,
and docklines are coiled and stowed within
minutes of untying them, will run pretty
smoothly, compared to normal boats where
suitcases take up whole bunks and dock-lines
end up in a confused mass of sheets and halyards
and whatever other ropes they can find to
I'm sure the bristol-fashion skipper would
swear his "every-thing in its place" discipline is
good enough reason for things going smoothly.
But I'm inclined to lay the credit to the absence of
Kelpies. Now, back to the normal boat-yours and
mine. We don't expect all our guests to wear
bonefide "boat" shoes, what with the price they
bring these days. (We lock ours up in the safe at
night.) Anyway, we don't have much varnish so
what harm can one pair of wood clogs do? Just
don't break your ankle on my boat. And the
suitcases? If youidon't mind sleeping with your
old American Tourister, bring it along
And there is where our troubles begin. A Kelpie
here,, a Kelpie there, added to the already
abundant supply and before you know it the
scene on our boat more resembles a comic opera
than a sedate and relaxing Sunday sail. And
sometimes not so comic if you have trouble
laughing off the near sinkings and the broken
For those plagued with these critters who
thought they were just unlucky sailors, there is
hope-a tried and proven method of exorcising
them from boats. The Kelpies. I mean. It has been
tested on such diverse craft as small sailboats
and huge Feadships. And it works. So far, at least
it has not failed to uplift the spirits of all involved
(except the Kelpies) and to increase the
enjoyability of each boat so cleansed.
You must believe in the effectiveness of
exorcisms. But, then, if you believe in Kelpies....
So, we'll get on with the basic strategy.
Preparation. First you must collect a few simple
items. Most importantly, egg shells. Collect them
religiously for some time before the big day
arrives. The number you will need depends on the
infection of Kelpies that plagues you. Our last
boat required a lot. It was a French boat and had
always been owned by a Frenchman. That's how
we discovered that method of invasion. Anyway,.
we knew there were Kelpies everywhere and after
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collecting egg shells.
The other items you'll need rags, oil, a metal
can, assorted pot, pans, whistles and horns. The
use of all these tools will come to light as I recount
the actual ritual as we went through it.
Finally the day came. We invited several
believing friends along and went for a sail. Open
water is most suitable, or at least he most
neighborly. You can perform the ceremony right
in the anchorage but please consider the harm
you may do when the Kelpies you exorcise drift
into nearby boats. You won't be very popular in
that anchorage anymore.
Well, the day we picked was a holiday and
there were a lot of boats about. We went offshore
a couple of miles and began the ritual. The idea is
to put the rags into the metal can, pour on the oil,
let it soak in good and then start a fire so the
Kelpies think the ship is on fire and make a break
for it. We lined eggshells up on the lee rail and got
all the stuff ready. We then decided that to save
ourselves from being "rescued" by some the now
distant boats, we would dispense with the fire.
We would just have to work harder to convince
the Kelpies they were in danger. Any
improvisation will work as well as you are
convinced it will. So we had no doubt this
alternate method would work.
As we got things ready we had noticed a boat
approaching astern, but we ignored it and
continued our preparations. The rags we had
brought included a particularly offensive tee-
shirt that my husband had worn on many
occasions.when the Kelpies had struck out in
force. So we tore it to shreds and took turns
stomping on it before we sent it in pieces out to
sea. Then two of us went below, to the far ends of
the boat, and started beating on the pots and pans
and blowing on the whistles and yelling "fire, fire"
as loud as we could. A small mouth siren was
particularly effective. After we drove all the
Kelpies from below decks we slammed the hatch
to keep them out. Then we all gathered on the
windward side and, making all-the racket-we
could and yelling "fire, fire" again we drove then
around and across the deck to the line of waiting
eggshells. Then someone grabbed the deck brush
and swept the shells over the sides. And the
terrified Kelpies jumped into the little eggshell
boats and started paddling frantically away. A
few missed the boats and tried to climb back on
ours, but we beat them off with the broom abd
they soon joined their group in the shells. Then
Maurice at the helm let the sails fill and we
About that time the boat we had seen
approaching earlier came up along side-our
leeward side. It was a Coast Guard Auxilliary boat
and I guess they'd heard the racket and thought
we were in trouble. Ted yelled at them to "stand
clear of the eggshells", but the poor souls just
looked on in bewilderment and sailed right
through the fleet of shells. I guess they thought
we were crazy and I'm sure they are by now if
they weren't equipped to deal with such an influx
of Kelpies. I hope they made it home alright.
Of course we-kept up the noise till we were sure
we had accomplished a total purging. We could
tell when the last few stubborn ones finally
jumped ship and believe me, the feeling was
great. "Gipsy" heaved a sigh of relief, kicked up
her heels and we had a wonderful sail home. No
booms dropped on heads, no toe breakers. No
lost winch handles.
For those few of you who have never had a
Kelpie problem, you can never know the joy of
finally getting rid of them. And for those
who recognize all the symptoms, I'll bet you've
already started collecting eggshells. Sailing
really can be fun.
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I know the difference between a snow-bird and a snow-
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way, but a snow-buzzard comes to Florida with the
clothes on his back and expects you to provide the flood
and.shelter for the winter!
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and there stood Junellen and Elmer Davis, with their three
young'uns, I said to myself, the first flock of snow-buz-
zards for the year has just landed on your doorstep.
Junellen went right to reminding me what good friends
her mama and I had been back in Georgia. She said her
mama would never forgiven her if she didn't take the time
to stop by and visit with me. Near as I can figure out, her
mama has yet to forgive her for being born on her mama's
Elmer is one of those people you can do without ever
meeting. Of course with Junellen's case of "eternal zits" I
suspect Elmer was about all she could get. I won't say
you should go so far as to hide your purse when he is in
your house, but if he ever offers to go out and get a
bucket of chicken, rest assured that you will be expected
to pay for it.
Anyway, Junellen went to pushing two year old Timmy
and Elmer went to pulling six year old Mary.and eight year
old Nan, and before I knew it they were through the door
and into the house. Noweverybody in his rigt mind knows
Sfor a fact that the Good Lord put children upon this eaath
to aggravate grown folks: But He really out-did Himself
with those three! The two girls grabbed the fruit bowl and
Sell to fighting over the one banana.in it..
By.the time I had rescued the bowl, little Timmy had
gone to hollerin' for milk for his bottle. Junellen being the
ever gracious one, wanted to know if the milk was
pastuerized.-She said she was mighty careful what went
into her children's mouths. That sure surprised me as I
have known that, girl to slap a slice of cheese between
two pieces of stale light bread.and try to pass if off as a
Right then I asked Junellen where they planned to pass
the night. "'Well", she says, "seeing as how you live alone
down here and you.are just two hours from Disney World,
Elmer and 'mee figured: you'd be glad for the company."
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nice for you to keep Timmy tomorrow while we took the
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Then,, of course Junellen and I planned to spend a day
alone at Epcot Center and stay the night. But, of course
we wouldn't worry about the children since they would be
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In the warm waters of a canal near a South
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lazily back and forth. A huge, blubbery cow,
weighing nearly a ton pokes her whiskered nose
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sensitivity amazing. One diver who had been
closely surrounded by them, "I had come near for
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knowing a little more about ourselves," he says.
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the homely face?
Over 60.million years ago.;a. curisousfr-!
footed plant-eating mammal existed on our Earth.
Gradually, it adapted to the different
environments it inhabited over many centuries.
Scientists have listed three descendants as the
result.of that evolution.
Two descendants became land animals-the
elephant and the hyrax (a small animal
resembling a woodchuck). A third, the manatees
and one dugong (an animal of the Indian Ocean).
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referring to the creature's habit of feeding in
herds in watery pastures.
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Greek mythological term for an enchanting half-
woman, half-fish creature. There is a legend that
the "mermaids" sighted by ancient sailors
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Someone squinting and looking from a
distance might see certain superficial
resemblances to "mermaids". The manatee does
have a backbone. Like other air-breathing
mammals, it nurses its young. From a few
fathoms away the thick skinned creature might
look something like a chunky person. Its fat,
round body tapers down to a broad, flat tail,
which is its chief means of propulsion'. It has very
little hair. Its eyesight is adequate. Mucous
glands continually lubricate the cornea of the
The manatee can grow to 15 feet in length,
about the size of a small sports car. It may weigh
more than 2000 pounds. Its lifespan is nearly 50
Unlike many mammals, the female (cow) and
male (bull) are about the same size and color.
Short, bristly whiskers sprout on its muzzle. The
front legs, or flippers, are paddle-shaped. Five
finger-like bones can be seen on an x-ray of a
flipper.. There are three tiny "fingernails" on the
tip of each flipper, perhaps left over from long ago
when its ancestors roamed the Earth.
Barely noticeable ear openings are located
behind its botton-like eyes. The creature has a
good sense of hearing and carries on
conversations in squeals and squeaks. These
sounds are especially helpful in maintaining
contact while traveling in murky waters. Calves
sound somewhatlike chirping birds, while adults'
voices are more raspy.
Researchers at the Florida Institute of
Technology in Melbourne have identified 13
distinct vocal sounds made by the manatee. One
of these is a distress call made by infants
separated from their mothers.
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Both salt water and fresh water are acceptable
environments for the creature. Normally, the
manatee must surface for air every few minutes
when swimming. But when resting with closed
eyes, either suspended near the surface or lying
on the bottom, a breath every 10 or 15 minutes is
enough. Nostril flaps close like trap doors to keep
out water during submersion. The manatee's
heart rate has been measured as low as 30 beats
per minute during a prolonged dive.
During bottom resting, the manatee usually
balances on its muzzle, stomach, and tail.
The species of manatee found in Florida ranges from southeastern United States to northern South America. At
one time, large herds of manatees migrated lazily up and down the coastal waters of North America.
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Resting periods are spearated by excerise
periods. The animal stretches its limber body
when it exercises. It arches its body concavely,
then convexly, while giving out a groan.
The animal's bouyancy is due partly to lungs
and diaphragms which extend the length of the
body cavity. The manatee is capable of replacing
90 percent of the air in its lings in a single breath.
SMan and most other mammals cannot do that.
Being a warm-blooded mamal, the manatee is
sensitive to cold. It must spend its life in water at
least 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Lowered body
temperatures can result in pneumonia or
starvation, since it can't eat enough when it's
cold. Just staying warm takes most of its-energy.
When water temperatures along the
southeastern coast of the United States drop,
manatees congregate in natural warm springs in
Florida. They will also come to electric power
plants where thermal discharges heat the water.
Barnacles growing on the manatees' backs are
killed in fresh water, leaving mottled spots on
their hides. The manatees stay in warm water
until late March. Then. they, scatter,-returning to
coastal Florida waters. Sometimes they migrate
north to other states;
Editor's Note: This is a first in a series of excerpts from Manatees:
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'GATOR TALES .....
WHAT DOES ALLIGATOR MEAN?
Early Spaniards, searching Florida for treasure and the
Fountain of Youth, called it "El Legarto," or the Lizard.
This was later anglicized to the word Alligator.
-_WHERE ARE ALLIGATORS FOUND IN THE- UNITED-
From the North Carolina Lowland, southerly through
Florida, and westerly to the Rio Grande River in Texas.
They can be found in any fresh water in Florida.
ARE ALLIGATORS PROTECTED BY LAW?
As native reptiles of Florida, they fall under the jurisdic-
tion of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion. Florida Statute 372,662 provides the sale, posses-
sion or transportation of Alligators or 'Gator hides shall be
punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00 or
imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year.
WHY PROTECT ALLIGATORS IN FLORIDA?
During dry periods, the only water in the swamps may
be found in Alligator holes. These holes become the life
center for any given area, as well as a sanctuary for
\ aquatic life. Following the dry period, these surviving wild-
'ife and fish will spread out and repopulate the area.
WHAT ENEMIES DO ALLIGATORS HAVE?
Small 'Gators are easy prey to other wildlife and fish, as
well as victims of larger 'gators. Man is by far the greatest
enemy any Alligator can have. First, in the 1800's the
Alligator hide hunters decimated the population and now
the massive inroads on his natural habitat by civilization
are crowding him from his home.
ARE ALLIGATORS DANGEROUS TO HUMANS?
While an adult Alligator is capable of inflicting serious
injury on a human being, it will normally retreat when
faced by a man. The current problem in the Man vs.
'Gabor situation results from the feeding of Alligators,
causing the big reptiles to lose their natural fear of man,
and they become potential dangers. While tales of
dangerous 'Gators spread quickly, the actual incidence of
attacks on man are rare.
WHAT ABOUT PET ALUGATORS?
The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
discourages the public from this practice, since Alligators
are neither pets nor playmates, and generally do not care
for any activity associated with man. The only way in
which an Alligator may be legally kept in captivity is with
a special permit available from the Commission, for scien-
WHAT DO ALLIGATORS EAT?
Just about anything available and catchable, according
to biological studies. The list available from 'Gator
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IS IT DANGEROUS TO FEED AN ALLIGATOR?
Alligators which have been fed, and have become
accustomed to man, are generally the ones which
become dangerous. The reptiles prefer seclusion, but
those which have been fed will remain close to the food
source and become a danger. It is illegal to feed or molest
alligators and both are punishable by up to a $500.00 fine
and or 60 days in jail.
DO ALLIGATORS HARM THE GAMEFISH POPULATION?
'Gators do more good than harm, because they eat fish
that prey on game fish such as gar, mudfish, etc.
WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE DO IT THEY SEE AN ALLIGATOR?
Leave it alone! Never bother an Alligator and it will pro-
bably not bother you, therefore you should have no pro-
blems with him. An Alligator should be treated with
respect as an integral part of the wildlife heritage of
HOW DO ALLIGATORS REPRODUCE?
Female Alligators build a nest of sticks and mud in a
sheltered spot near the water. In this nest she deposits an
average of 33 large white eggs. Decaying plant material
and the sun generate heat, incubating the eggs. Hatching
takes from 65 70 days depending on the temperature.
WHAT DOES THE FEMALE 'GATOR DO FOR HER YOUNG-
She remains near the nest to protect the eggs from
predation. As the Gators hatch and crawl out, the adult
female will remove the layer of grass and mud covering
them. Immediately after escaping from the nest, the small
ones are on their own.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE YOUNG NEXT?
S. After leaving the nest and heading for the water,, the
small 'Gators feed aggressively. For the next several
years they are at the mercy of large wading birds, rac-
coons, bobcats and adult alligators.
HOW FAST DOES AN ALLIGATOR GROW?
Both the male and female 'gator grow an average of one
foot per year for the first six years. At this time, they
reach sexual and physical maturity and the growth rates
HOW BIG DOES A 'GATOR GROW AND HOW OLD?
The longest 'gator recorded was 19 feet, 3 inches long,
however, a gator over 13 feet now is rare. Any 'Gator 20
years.old is considered an old Alligator, and could weigh
up to 500 pounds.
CAN 'GATORS RUN VERY FAST ON DRY LAND?
A mature 'gator can move fast (approximately 15
m.p.h.) on dry land and only for a short distance. In water
he is much faster.
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MAY YOU NEVER HAVE TO MAKE A
By Bill Lange
If you ever have to make a distress signal let's
hope that first, you have a Float Plan, second,
someone is in position to recognize your distress,
and third, that you are properly equipped to make
Also a well-organized skipper's log should
have an "emergency procedures" page with
check list steps to follow. Run drills every once in
awhile but even then the extreme and sudden
pressures of danger merit such a quick reference.
Water and weather are two elements which can
be docile for extended periods but in minutes turn
dangerously hostile. Then there are other vessel
accidents, most extremely sudden in nature. On
shore, one step at a time would ameliorate many;
afloat, there is no such time. Losses or discomfort
might not occur if the boater is able to alert
someone as to the predicament.
As a Boy Scout (Girl Scout?) one learns from
the Handbook that three of anything must have
the same general meaning. A cry for succor, help
or alarm. The settler fired three shots, the Apache
used three smoke clouds, other Indians put three
tufts of grass along a trail, mountaineers pile
three stones one on the other, woodsmen use
three blazes on a tree, three shorts blasts on a
Ask Big Al...
My present boat, a 30 foot single diesel has
been changed from turbo to natural asparated.
My speed at 1800 RPM is approx. 7.5 knots. Burn
approx. 2 GPH on a Perkins 6-354 and 1 quart oil
about 16 to 20 hours. My problem is I have an oil
slick when I leave the dock at idle & when.
returning. Also a light smoke. Engine starts at one
turn and runs smoothly. Is there any place I could
check the exhaust water to find out whether the
slick is diesel fuel or oil?
Usually exhaust smoke has a blueish tinche if its
burning oil and a black or dirty look if its fuel. Usually
on burnt fuel at low speeds causes an oil slick and if
your injectors are dirty or carbonized, fuel dribbles and
does not spray or atomize properly and some is not
burnt and comes out of the exhaust. I do not know
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the injectors looked at or exchanged could solve your
problem. Removing the turbo unit could also effect your
fuel to air ratio.
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ship's whistle mean full speed astern. Marine
distress signals go on from there.
In general, note that distress signals need to
ALERT someone, then to serve as a LOCATOR of
your position, and that not all are effective both
day and night, or for all weather and visibility
conditions. Once underway, the Search and
Rescue (SAR), may be a problem even for radar,
infrared or RDF users.
Waterfront News, issue November 15-
December15, 1984 gave details on that vital Float
Plan, Who can find you if you are not known to be
Now there are quite a number of possible
distress signals. These in part depend on whether
you are at your New River or Pi.er66 dock, or in the
Whaler drifting in the Gulf Stream, or in the water
hanging on to an upside down ice chest.
As a first suggestion you could dial 911. The
call itself will reveal your location and most
emergency vehicles or boats know how to get
So here are several-daytime signals if you have
the kind of boat for which they are pertinent: a) a
square shape and a round shape hung above each
other in the rigging, b) the code flags N and C, c)
the US ensign upside down (not always
understood), d) and orange-red panel hung or laid
onboard, e) and orange-red panel with a black
Have a 35 foot Cris Craft DC with AC in saloon
and rear state room. Air conditioners run great on
my generator but at dockside while plugged in,
blow dock fuse or breaker every once in a while.
What can I do to stop that?
Blowing fuses or breakers (relays) is due to an
overload on your line at the dock. Your refrigerator,
lights, TV, stove, etc,. al !omneinhiatlthe sane hook up
and the fuses can't handle the overload. Your generator
speeds up to handle the extra initial draw and your boat
relays can handle the different electrical units (stove,
fridge, etc.). My advice is to run a separate shore line
for your AC using a separate hook up to correct fittings
and leave the existing line for the rest.
Just had my engine exchanged, put in an
Edlebrock. cam & intake manifold. Changed
carburators and hydraulic lifters and now can't
get over 2800 RPM. At idle, engine disengaded
over 3800 to 4000. I rasied the carb to clear the
thermostat housing. Could that of done it? Have
gotten all kinds of advise...HELP!
First get the carburetor down to its normal position
on manifold. Then take a compression test of engine after
a short run to check if valves are closing properly. With
a high speed cam timing is critical and make sure its
right to Mfgs specs. Check carb filter and other gas
filters for free flow of fuel. Fuel starvation could also
keep you from reaching top RPM.
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What about if people are in sound range? Five
or more blasts of your vessel's whistle, or the
continuous sounding of your fog signal or
Captain, order a cannon fired once every minute.
If people are watching you, stand up and raise
your arms both outstretched to your side, slowly
and continuously raising them above your head,
lowering and repeating. Maybe a bright cloth in
each fist. And hope the persons have taken a
USPS or USCG Aux boating couse; otherwise, "Ta-
Hopefully you are equipped for the simple
daytime signals such as: a) orange smoke (either
hand held flare or floating package), b) a helio
lantern with which to make signal SOS (three
dots, three dashes, three.dots), c) an oily-cloth
bucket fire which makes lots of black smoke (but
burns nothing else). Remember not to shoot your
wad too soon.
For our waters there's that Gulf Stream...if you
are ever found alive you'll be lucky because you
theoretically might drift to England (so conserve
your water). If your vessel goes down the
searchers need a trail from the datum (point of
incident), so an oil slick and a lot of floating
objects can lead to where you are floating. Your
head in the water is almost impossible to spot; the
orange-red life preserver helps a little; and a
package of orange dye activated as the searcher
is over head increases your chances. The USCG is
pretty good at figuring drift but there is
hypothermia, there are sharks, and only the Type
I life preserver may (repeat may) keep you from
drowning. Always hang on to major floating
abject...it may be your "raft"; never try to swim,
you lose body heat and strength.
If a person falls overboard, at once throw the
Class IV life preserver (that's why to be legal each
boat must have a "throwable" immediately at
hand). Or the best equipped boat will have the
quick-release person overboard flag (and light)
on a tall pole-float. Once again, a head in the
water without any other object is frequently
unfindable. If said person is properly dressed
there should be a whistle in hand, and best-of-all:
"--- uminous retro-reflective material on the PFD,
b) a pack of tiny meteor rockets, and c) a camper-
size mirror in the pocket (reflected sun flashes
can be seen a very long way). By the way-if you
are a "real" vessel-your watch stander will sound
the "overboard alarm" and take several other
Mentioned as nighttime distress signals are
two aspects in which I have limited belief. There is
a special SOS loght (USCG approved for this
purpose only) which floats and makes that Morse
code SOS (it says here, "automatic, the life of one
6 volt battery"). Another authority suggests
flashing your running lights to make the SOS. But,
given rocking and wave action, lots of lights
appear and disappear; a regular clear view that it
is the code seems unlikely (except for a battle
wagan with its lights way up). Right now I am
watching a USCG buoy "visible to 6 miles" which
flashes alpha at five seconds, yet it very rarely
holds still long enough to reads alpha.
Most boats have the day and night USCG-
approved red pyrotechnics. Three, still a valid
date, is the minimum required. These can be
either the hand-held flare type or the hand-fired
rocket type. The flare is the locator (.i.e. after
someone is looking for you but can't quite see
you), the rocket is the alerter(when you are trying
to attract attention, even of someone -far off and
not looking intently). The rockets are obtainable
in two types: parachute red flare and aerial
These two differing rocket flares come in hand-
held and also pistol launched types. When you
need'em you need them bad! These are your life
so....whoever sees the first three meteors you
fire? Maybe six seconds long, maybe up to 200
feet. So you are better off to have a batch. Keep
them dry and in good containers, remain legal by
buying new dated ones, but keep the oudated
ones as reserve. Some will fire properly. The
parachute ones are far better because they
should go up to possibly 1000 feet and then
descend slowly for maybe 30 or less seconds.
Somebody over the horizon might see that one.
The meteors come in 12 and 25 gauge; more poop
in the larger one. Parachutes come in 25 and
larger gauge; the largest may go up to 1200 feet
but usually are stocked only by commercial or
naval vessel suppliers.
Even the tiny vest-pocket rocket blazers claim
9 seconds burn, up to 400 feet and visible for 20
miles. That would be a record. But for any aerial
pyrotechnic its ceiling depends on the proper aim
in respect to the wind. I urge you to practice this.
Best done using the white rockets which do not
mean you are in distress. Fire the red only, with
Strobes have a high visibility, but neither they
nor quick-flashers are acceptable as more than
warning signals. Yet firefly and strobe rescue
lights on PFDs, on floats, etc., give you from 8 (to
claim of 48) hour locators. Note what the
McConnell's include in their signal equipment
inventory (first passage, W. Norton and Co.).
I've yakked a lot about pyrotechnics in this and
previous issues of ye Waterfront News. How about
writing so I can report your use or tales?
.Since there are frequently submarines
operating around Port Everglades you should
know that their distress, warning and certain
other signals might be subsurface release of
aerial flares, or by smoke floats and that you
should stand clear while notifying USCG.
Marine radio is vital to your operations at
sea...whether 16 feet or 150 feet that means VHF.
Watch Waterfront News and we'll discuss VHF,
MW, CB and EPIRBS. Given the number of cases
where the skipper off southeast Florida loses all
power, there should be an EPIRB aboard every
vessel operating from the Gulf Stream outward.
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4 BDRM 3 Bath, Dock (98' on New River)
No Fixed Bridges to Port. Pool. No
Agents Please..H.L. Gibson, Trustee.
(305) 462-5770 Ofc. r[B -
(305) 527-1304 Eves.
ROBERT P. GARGANO
Lic. Florida Real Estate Broker REALTOR
1700 E. Lao Olas Blvd.,Suite 204
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33301
Specializing in Waterfront Real Estate
Living & Working on the New River
Affordable, Deepwater, 2Bdrm, Central
A/C, totally Remodeled Move Right In
OWNER WANTS OFFERS, May Help Finance!
NEW RIVER JUST REDUCED!
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE- 2 bdrm 1 bath
& Efficiency, Zoned R3A w/ 90' live-
aboard dockage. Assume mortgage & own-
er will hold 2nd w/ only $25,000 down!
(Neighboring DUPLEXal.so available as
package or separately.)
JUST LISTED- Liveaboard Deepwater
Vacant Lot, Approx. 0.4 acre w/ 190'
Dock on river. Zoned R3A (25 units/
Dockage only $10 per foot per year!
1. JUST LISTED- Large 1 bdrm 1 bath
1350 Building. Owners had a baby.
MUST SELL. Asking $68,500.
2. 2 bdrm l1 bath- Great 3rd Floor
view overlooks Pool, Canal & Yachts.
MOTIVATED OWNERS WANT OFFERS!
3. Great Price & Owner Financing!!!
2 bdrm 2 bath corner.
4. New Building- 2 Bdrm 2 bath, 5th
floor view of Canal, Golf & Tennis.
MANY OTHER WATERFRONT LISTINGS AVAIL.
"New w ateAton t thingss needed;
I have. quaeiied buyeAs'!"
ROBERT P. GARGANO 462-5770 Ofc.
Lic. Real.Estate.Broker Realtor.527-1304 Eves.
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