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NEW RIVER RAFT RACE SEPT.
8TH, BE THERE
The Fort Lauderdale JayCees are moblizing again
this year for the eighth annual New River Raft
Race on September 8,1985. Applications can be
had at any area 7-11 store or Budweiser
distributor. KISS-FM radio is orchestrating a
media blitz to promote this year's race and will
provide the live entertainment at the awards
ceremony after the race, for you country western
music fans at Smoker's Park just northeast of the
County Court House.
Race entries are asked to be at the Seventh
Avenue boat ramps well before the 10:30 a.m.
start of the raft race. Rafts will require inspection
for safety (see application for specifics) and with
over one-hundred craft expected the ramps will
be bedlam for those contestants that arrive at
10:29 a.m. expecting to be checked in
Spectators can gather along the river bank just
north of Chinnock Marine along S.W. 5th Avenue,
between the Andrews Avenue Bridge and the
Federal Highway Tunnel (including Smokers
Park), and at Cooley Hammock Park as the rafts
make their way down river turning around just
west of the Intracoastal Waterway before coming
back up river to the Marshall Bridge (7th Avenue)
Proceedsfrom this year's NewRiverRaftRace are
going to United Cerebral Palsy. Awards will be
given to the fastest, hand built raft, raft with boat
hull, rubber raft and canoe or kayak. Other
awards satisfying various themes will also be
given out at the Smoker Park-festivities amid
country music, food and drink.
Last year, despite terrible weather, raft racers
and friends finished the race in record time and
partied in the park in Woodstock fashion. A
summer mansoon-like rain storm did little but
make the water balloons slipperier and the
Budweiser a little lighter.
All rafts captains must attend the Captain's Party
to be held Thursday, August 29, 1985 at 8 P.M. at
the Jaycee Clubhouse, 4140 Peters Road, Fort
Volume 2 Issue 6 August 15 September 15, 1985
Copyright by Ziegler Publishing Co.. Inc. 1985
320 S.W. 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (305) 524-9450
Published by Ziegler Publishing Co., Inc.
Editor: John Ziegler
Illustrators: Teri Cheney Laurie Cahill
Ad Specialists: Ilene Levy
Photographer: Greg Dellinger
Carriers: Tom Gepfrich Doug Barnett
Jason Welles Lee Jensen
Andrew Moyes Swen Neufeldt
Bud Alcott Matt Moore
Scott Moore -Craig Merry
Darin Gleichman Todd Clarke
Kelly Alcott Nicole Sanese
Jeff Prosje John Metzger
Sandy Sharrow Charles Metzger
Patrick Gillis Mary Grassi
Louise Miller Gail Johnson
Allan Rosenbaum Doug Channel
1985 Pompano Beach Fishoff
We are pleased to announce our 1985 one day
sportfishing tournament sponsored by the
Pompano Beach Bait and Tackle Dealers
Association. The one day tournament takes place
Sept. 21, 1985 and incorporates six major species
of fish, Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, (ing fish and
Dolphin. Total prizes will exceed25,000 in value
and consists of all types of fishing equipment.
Proceeds of the tournament will be directed to
the Childrens Playground on Pompano Beach, a
privately sponsored benefit funded by the public.
Kick-off Party is at the Pompano Beach Elks
Club Sept. 20, 1985 and the awards banquet is at
the same facility Sept. 22 featuring Barbecue
Ribs, Chicken with all of the fixings. Weigh in
station is at Alsdorf Park, 14th St. Causeway,
Yours very truly
Brendan F. Dawley
Lauderdale, Two members of each crew are
invited to attend.
For complete information and additional entry
forms call the Fort Lauderdale Jaycees at 791-
0202 or KISS-FM at 431-6200 or United Cerebral
Palsy at 584-7178. Your entry fee is tax
deductible. Don't be left behind in a wake, build a
raft to take on the New River.
Entry booklets and spectator maps are available
at all Dade & Broward 7-Eleven stores.
Inside a room in the Riverside Park Pavilion just
south of the historic Eleventh Avenue
swingbridge over the North Fork of the New
River, over forty waterfront residents met to form
a new organization last month. North Fork New
River cleanup, crime prevention, more waterway
dredging and the upgrading of the Seventh
Avenue Boat Ramp & Park are among the
priorities as the North Fork Chapter of the Fort
Lauderdale Waterfront Residents Association
met for the second time.
But the top priority at last month's meeting was
to organize, get to know each other and elect
officers. Sonny Irons from Riverside Park was
elected President of the Waterfront Association:
Frank Becker of the 1500 block of SW 4th Street
was choose vice president along with River
Ranch's Beverly Edwards as treasurer. President
Irons wife, Judy Irons, will serve as secretary of
the newly formed civic association. Elected to the
board of directors were: Charles Willard, Patsy
West, Richard Lowe, Paul Reese, Winston
Knauss, Joe Wilson and John Ziegler. All officers.
were elected protem until January 1, 1986 when a
new slate of officers chosen by the association
will take office.
President Irons cautioned the group not to take
stance that would alienate other pre-existing
civic associations and urged members to remain
in their present neighborhood associations along
with being active in the new waterfront
organization. Board member Charles Willard,
who had served as temporary chairman of the
meeting up until Irons was elected president,
.briefed the river folks about the status of the
Seventh Avenue Boat Ramp and Park and how the
proposed River Walk might terminate there.
Longtime New River resident Dean Ward reflected
on the ill-fated New River Association of years
The Greater Deerfield Beach Chamber of
Commerce is adamantly opposed to the County's
move to double the cost of occupational licenses
to fund a symphony orchestra.
Small businesses, who would primarily be
affected by this tax, should not be singled out to
fund a county-wide cultural project. Occupational
fees are levied to pay for regulating businesses
and provide other services- related to their
sources, not to build orchestras.
Chamber leaders are not opposed to the idea of a
symphony orchestra for Broward County.
However, they feel strongly that it's funding is a
job for the private sector. Members are being
asked to urge their County representatives to
refrain from imposing this unfair tax and to seek
Cecilia M. Reese
Executive Vice President
Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce
c/o Waterfront News
320 S. W. 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
or phone 305-524-9450.
"3RD ANNUAL BOOK SALE"
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is holding
its 3rd Annual Book Sale on Saturday August 24,
1985 from 9 am to 2 pm on the porch of the
Historical Society Museum, 219 SW 2nd Avenue.
Thousands of used books will be available for a
fraction of their original cost. The books will
cover every conceivable topic -- from
anthropology to zoology; fiction and non-fiction;
hard back, paper back and magazines; adult and
children's books; specialty titles including a
complete set of Florida Jurisprudence.
Un addition, the area's largest selection of books
on local and state history will be available at a
discount in the Museum's Book Shop.
Visit the Historical Museum and, at the same
time, pick up some fantastic reading bargins.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Fort
Lauderdale Historical Society and Museum.
STRANAHAN HOUSE DIRECTOR
by Cindy Foster
FORT LAUDERDALE Kimberly J. Warren has
been named executive director of the historic
Stranahan House in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
She will be responsible for community relations,
special events and house operations.
Warren had been with the Stranahan for three
years. She worked on a volunteer basis for two
years before joining the staff as administrative
assistant in October 1984.
Within the community, Warren is a member of
the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale, Winterfest
and the Downtown Council.
A 1982 University of Florida graduate, Warren
formerly held positions with Sun Bank and IBM
The Stranahan House is the oldest existing
structure in Broward County restored to its
original appearance. It is located on Las Olas
Boulevard at the New River Tunnel. For more
information, call 463-4374.
past and urged members to learn from mistakes
made by the group. 100% community
participation produces results echoed Willard.
The North Fork Chapter will meet at 7:30 p.m. in
the Riverside Park Pavilion again on the fourth
Monday of each month (next on August 26th).
Residents will consider a bylaws outline now
being drawn up by a committee headed by
Treasurer Beverly Edwards along with Mary Lou
Swindle, Terry Willard and Betsy Fishburn during
the August meeting.
Those interested in joining the North Fork
Chapter of the Ft. Lauderdale Waterfront Resident
Association should write to: P.O. Box #14632, New
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302. Dues are $10. Other
waterfront area residents are encouraged to
organize and the North Fork Chapter will offer aid
and comfort. Call 527-5172 for more information.
FORT LAUDERDALE CHAMBER
EXECUTIVE TO RETIRE
Charles V. "Chuck" Emerson today announced
he will retire from chamber management
effective January 31, 1986.
Current chamber president Burton Emmer,
said: "We will certainly miss Chuck, he has
created the foundations of an organization that is
well positioned to represent the Broward
business community. We look forward to
securing a new chamber executive who will
assist our numerous volunteer business leaders
in making Broward County the best place for
business in the country."
Emerson, a native of Orlando and former
general manager of the Orlando Chamber of
Commerce, assumed his current position as
Executive Vice President/Chief Paid Executive of
the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Chamber of
Commerce June 30, 1975.
by Colleen Mahoney
Did you know Johnny "Tarzan" Weissmuller,
Buster Crabbe, Esther Williams, Mark Spitz Greg
Louganis, Tracie Ruiz, Rowdy Gaines and
hundreds of other swimming stars have swum in
the International Swimming Hall of Fame Pool?
You, too, can take a splash in this famous pool
daily Monday through Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-
4, Monday through Thursday evenings 7-9.
Admission to the pool is $2 for adults and $1 for
students. Monthly passes (students $10; adult
$15; family $25) and yearly passes (students $75;
adult $100; family $150) can be purchased at the
pool office. For more information on swimming,
scuba, synchronized swimming, diving and
windsurfing lessons, contact the pool office at
From the exciting Swimming Hall of Fame
museum SWIM TRIV...come brush up on your
swimming facts. Take this quiz and learn more
about this nation's number one participatory
1. How old was the youngest person everto swim
across the Englifli Channel? Markus Hopper age
2. What diver won a National Championship while
pregnant with twins? Betty Pinkston.
3. What chief of state was the first to swim the
butterfly stroke? Canada's Pierre Trudeau
4. What country of the Western World held the
first organized swim meet? When? England in
Located at 501 Seabreeze Blvd, one block south of
Las 01 as and west of the beach, the Swimming
Hall of Fame museum is a place where swimming
history stands still. Exhibits, library and souvenir
shop open daily Monday through Saturday 10 to
5. To schedule a group tour or for more
information call 462-6536. Visit us today!
RV's Don't Float But
We Have Many Items
BOATERS Can Use!
Propane stoves & refrigerators
S"NEW" 12-volt refrigerator
Electrical & plumbing supplies
Aluminum propane gas tanks & fittings
12-volt light fixtures
Extensive supply of brass fittings
OPEN 7 DAYS PROPANEGAS
2190 STATE RD 84
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA
(WEST OF 1-95)
nugust 15- September 15, 1985
by Marsha Rose
MARTHA'S RESTAURANT in North Hollywood at
Dania Beach Blvd. and A1A is a delightful dining
spot with continuous entertainment from
5:00P.M. Jon Frangipane, veteran South Florida
pianist, composer, arranger has charmed
audiences with his jazz/contemporary piano
stylings for almost two years now, Jon has
recently written a beautiful tune, "So That They
May Live" in the vein of "We Are The World" to be
recorded by the Alice Day, Pete Minger, Spider
Martin ensemble. Jon plays nitely Tues.-Sat. from
5:00-10:00 P.M. Also on the bill at Martha's later
from 10:00-2:00 A.M. is Miguel's latin/jazz
ensemble and the alternating Peter Argiro Trio.
Miguel has been a staple in the area for years
including long stints at Eduardo's in Fort
Lauderdale and Hemmingway's in Hollywood. As
a pianist/singer he covers the repertoire from
Sinatra/Bennet ballads to the contagiously
rollicking rhythms of tunes from his native
South America. Always highly entertaining...
Coming closer to home, the Spyglass Lounge at
the Bahia Mar Hotel and Yachting Center is now
featuring the Eddie Piccard Trio. Eddie is
originally from the Windy City and has a
wonderfully authentic Chicago Blues style of
The night I caught him, not too many Fridays ago,
he was really into a Mose Allison groove. He sang
a succession of Mose's classic blues including
"Your Mind's On Vacation and Your Mouth Is
Working Overtime" and I Don't Worry About A
Thing, Cause I Know Noth'in Is Gonna Turn Out
Alright." Although blues is really Eddie's forte, he
sings the classic standards as well as having an
eclectic taste for pulling out beautiful, rarely sung
ballads such as Johnny Mandel's "Close Enough
For Love." Accompanied by superlative sidemen:
Bob Mortenson on bass and Mickey McGann on
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drums, the band plays Tues-Sun from 9:00-2:00
Heard a great group, the Nylons, perform a one-
nitter up at the Musicians Exchange last month,
during Tropical Storm Bob, of all nights! Not
exactly the type of night you'd venture out to hear
an unknown foursome singing a cappella Doo-Op
music. However I was pleasantly entertained
and glad I had made the effort. The audience was
small but very appreciative.
The group, originally from Toronto, has a
splashy theatricality about them, not the least of
which is their ensemble of British Mod, multi-
colored paint splattered suits with flourescent
matching socks and shirts.! Quite an eye catcher
but not a gimmick altogether. The voices were
superbly blended, each singer a soloist in his own
right. The velvety harmonies and purity range
were reminiscent of groups. like the Chiffons,
Four Tops and Temptations. Along with their own
originals, the cover tunes included "Up on the
Roof", "I Second That Emotion" "Silhouettes",
"Remember Walking in the Sand", and "Town
The Nylons have three albums to date, one of
which is available in this country on Windham
Hill Records: "ONE SIZE FITS ALL". They have a
tour of Japan starting Aug. 24 for five weeks and
then onto China. They will be the first Canadian
group to perform in China. Keep an ear to the disc
for this up and coming group...
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WATERFRONT NEWS Heritage
WATERFRONT ARTISANS &
by M.G. Swift
Captain Charles Willard was the first person I met on the
waterfront when I came to Fort Lauderdale three years ago.
Captain Willard was taking my Missouri Sea Scouts on a
charter down to the Florida Keys and back aboard his beloved
sixty-one foot sailboat, Mata Hari. The captain told us stories
off Eliot Key about Hemingway and gave us a lesson in
seamanship and guts whed Mata Hari went aground on
Mosquito Bank. I "met" Chuck's alterego, Captain Wellington
Picks, and realized I wasn't the only writer with a novel
burning in his brain.
Chuck talked my girlfriend (who was helping me chaperon
the co-ed scouts) and me into coming back to the waterfront
and live on the NewRiver. Orshouldlsay, we begged him to let
us go to work for him and live aboard his lady, Mata'. There
was talk of cruising to Bermuda, "seeing the world".
We did it. Rather, I did it. She got cold feet and now her and
her new husband are fixing to make babies in southern
Illinois. I came down to Florida in an MG-Midget packed so
high I couldn't put the top up and had to pray for over-passes
on 1-75 when it looked like rain in Georgia.
I discovered Florida was lousy with lizards and beautiful
sunsets. And Captain Willard eeked out a living plying his
crafts on the river. He collected things, people, odd jobs,
vacant docks and occasional boat deliveries to the
Bahamas, the Gulf Coast, the Virgin Islands...he appeared to
live for those sea passages. But most importantly, Captain
Willard collected dreams; too many, perhaps, for he never
seemed to realize the last one before a newdream was boiling
away in his head. Ispentmy firstsummerscrubbing down and
stacking one of Willard's dreams: hundreds of Douglas fir
timbers and oak beams Chuck had salvaged from an
abandoned Pennsyvania schoolhouse. He was going to sell
most of thebut the best he saved for his house, "Sailboat
Bend". On the north fork of the NewRiver, this wedge ofjungle
and river bank enveloped the Captain's other dream, his
"Ponderosa", a home port for Mata' Timber by timber,
conduit by conduit, he worked to flush out what appeared to
the untrained eye to be a concrete Mayan ruin with a roof over
it and a telephone hid under the upside-down milkcrate in the
Chuck sold old marine stuff he'd collected in his eighteen-
now twenty-one years of living and working on the water
from a garage door down the alley from Vogel's Marine. He
had me labeling shelves, taking inventory of macerators, and'
sorting brass fasteners. The captain would get angry when I
threw away some bit of useful flotsum mistaking itforjetsum.
He tried to teach me how to patch a hole in a fiberglass
freeboard one hot day on a canal behindSouthPortRawBar. I
sanded down bright work like a "sissy" and I too began to live
for boat deliveries to the islands.
There was Freeport, the Berrys, Bimini, West Palm, the
Abacos, more of the keys,...quite a bit of "the world from my
provincial Midwestern viewpoint. Chuckspoke of St. Thomas,
that fall (I had forgotten about Bermuda) and I settled for
watching the Cardinals win the World Series on a snowing
T.V. screen in Alice Town's Red Lion Pub. That wasgoodstuff.
Chuck told me once atLester's Dinerthathe was thinking of
going into politics. I laughed at him and hurt his feelings. But, I
just couldn't imagine why this beautiful, resourceful Broward
County Huckleberry Finn would want to climb outof his river
elementto "suit up"and be a politician. He didn'tknowhowto
lie that way. The Captain would be miserable another dream,
Captain Willardisstilltrying tomake real his dreams on the
waterfront He'snotalone, there's:Joe, thewoodcarver.Dave,
the woodenboat writer; Gary, the sailcleaner; Gwin the
mermaid and Mary the sign painter. For them it is a labor of
love from hand to mouth with dignity. This is about artisans
on the Waterfmnt....
Terri Strauss & Sue Heyer
Sue Heyer & Terri Strauss of S & T
Yacht Interiors... offer Quality Marine
Interior work with over 17 years of
experience on and around boats, along
with the knowledge of fabric, color and
the effects of sun, sand and salt.
Whether your vessel is a sportfish, a
charter boat, family cruiser or used for
elaborate entertaining...each is
Up the south fork, where the New River bends
between two old boatyards, David Kasanof writes
aboard his wooden boat, Content. His stories
recreate the sounds his boat makes at night as he
sleeps in the belly of Content, boat people and
cats his characters. Last month he wrote a piece
about Zen and the art of children playing hide-an
go-seek at sea with tethers on and how this all
relates to "the rule that anyone who is in the head
does not exist (on a boat)..."Wooden Boat
Magazine" up in Maine pays Mr. Kasanof every
month for that sort of stuff, calling his column
"Fo'c s'le". We call it worth the price of a
Favoring the Russian Masters, like
Dostoyevski and Chekov, Kasanof drives a cab
during the winter tourist season reading,
perhaps, War and Peace between fares and at
drawn bridges. He doesn't keep a writer's journal
and always writes his column up against the
magazine's deadline right off the top of his head.
Dave's notes from the waterfront underground,
though, are always found in the forward pages of
Wooden Boat and always seem to touch some
harmonic tone with readers. Consistent "Letters
to the Editor" prove it and the publisher's check is
Dave Kasanof seems passively content with his
life as he works at keeping his very unpretentious
40 foot sailboat afloat. His wife protectively
warns him not to give away too much to a pushy
editor who wants reprint rights to the writer's
better stuff, "There's that book of short stories
your publisher wants you to do, Dave!" He asks
the reporter to return on a rainy day.
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Gwen Grant likes her varnished finishes to be as
hard as glass. She gets what she wants by using
thinned varnish, wet sanring and applying many
coats of finish. "Old salty dogs taught me that",
Gwen reflects while working on the bright work of
the sailboat, Amy Jo, docked in the Citrus Isles of
Fort Lauderdale. It's a charter boat and the
owner's due in for a visit later that day. Mermaids
Thirteen years ago, Gwen came to Florida from
Kent, Ohio. She had been restoring antique
furniture for a living near the campus of Kent
State. The oil embargo, violence at the university
and the promises of sun kissed opportunities
lurred Gwen and her husband south to Dania.
Due to the energy shortage Gwen got around
town on a bicycle. Eye balling Don Done's boat
yard on the Dania Cut off Canal, she asked for a
job washing boats, anything for the extra income
what with the new baby, Kelley, and all. At first
Done turned her down repeatedly, but, Gwen's
persistence paid off as she finally got hired on as
a boat washer and aide to various free-lancers-at
Gwen didn't make the connection between
antique restoration and yacht refinishing until
she aided a varnisher and perceived the interface
of her past craft with the job at hand. Fortunately,
she picked up the refinishing skills quickly and
when she "split up" with her former husband, she
found a job with the commissioning crew of
Rendezvous Bay Yacht Brokers (then at Baha
Mar). She learned much about management trom
this well oiled team.
After being marooned for three months in the
West Indies-the result of an aborted charter
assignment-Gwen and seven year old Kelley lived
on wild bananas and odd jobs, finally earning a
plane ticket back to Lauderdale helping to paint
St. Thomas' Yacht Haven pink with green trim.
Armed with the confidence that she could do
anything, anywhere, Gwen started a boat
maintenance business made up entirely of
women. Gwen specializes in brightwork while her
partner, Geri Beall, focus' on yacht interiors and
the office organization. Depending on the season,
Gwen and Geri may have a large crew of women
working several boats or just the two of them
trying to make it through the long hot Florida
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boat and putting down eight or so coats of
varnish, rubbing each layer down with 600 grit
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Joe Hessman can often be found sanding a ship's
carved sign in the alley behind his shop. Legal
secretaries click by in their high heels on their
way to the county courthouse or the deli under
the bridge. "The dust isn't so bad out here", Joe
shouts over the whine of the electric sander.
The Woodcarver's office is frequently converted
into a playpen for Joe's son, Joey; Joe brushes on
the varnish watching Joey from the adjoining
workshop as his wife, a nurse, puts in several
shifts per week at a hospital to help the cash flow.
Joe's own father made wooden radio and
television cabinets in eastern Tennessee.
Hessman came to Fort Lauderdale twenty-five
years ago, did freelance marine carpentry for ten,
managed a marine store for a few more and
finally bought a carved sign business and shop
from a local artisan he'd been courting for years.
"The price was finally right" and now Joe hopes
he never has to work for someone else again. He
did if for Joey, he says, inferring he grosses more
working for himself. And his market share is
Working mostly with teak & mahogany, 70% of
Hessman's market is marine, while a growing
30% are businesses. Joe's doing a few boat shows
and hopes to develop a mail order clientele as
well. But he wants to keep the operation small,
Joe feels like an artist when he's applying the
finish to a sign knowing that he's selected just the
right type and section of wood thatwill please the
boatowner or business person whose sign he's
carved. Joe's craft lives by word of mouth, of
course. One job leads to several more. And
Hessman even offers a sign maintanence
Lauri Cahill has on occasion been called in by
Joe Hessman to do custom yacht lettering on a
carved sign of Joe's. She's an artisan like himself,
he knows it. But, ironically Lauri originally came
to the Gold Coast to pursue a career as a
musician. A professional vibes' player from
Portland, Oregon, Cahill landed a job as a
musician and disc-jockey for the Carnival
But her musical career ran aground and having
been a former art director for an Oregon
advertising agency, Lauri got into yacht lettering
and interior marine art design, atthe urging of her
brother who is in the marine business in Broward
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She'll always stay independent..."make more
money, choosier about which jobs to take, I like
all aspects of my business...sales, production,
management". Lauri Cahill wants to see her
business grow, employing several personnel, but
she realizes that custom work like her's is very
difficult to delegate, it really can't be and she'll
always be a "hands-on" entrepreneur.
Not surprisingly, Cahill, enjoys working with a
client who isn't cheap and allows her to be
creative:. She recalls with relish a 1629 Irish
crest she recently restored with a mermaid in the
center on a motor yacht, not to mention a gold
leaf lettering job on the same boat's transom.
Every month for the past 18 months you see
Lauri Cahill's custom lettering on the cover of the
Waterfront News. She still plays great vibes'...
As far as Gary Roberts knows there are only
three other folks in the entire country one in
California (where he and partner Tom Brand
learned their craft), one in Marblehead, and
another on the west coast of Florida somewhere
that do what they and their wives do. The Brands
and the Roberts are Sail cleaners.
From a thirty square foot Sunfish sail to a 3000
square foot spinnaker-all of it done by hand, a
soiled sail is soaked over night in a soap solution
in a gallon tank, laid out the next day and gone
over on hands & knees on bad spots by Tom, Gary
and Barbara with a dry cleaning agent not
harmful to sail fabrics. The sail is then cleaned
overall with a non-alkalin cleaning product,
rinsed on the floor and placed in a second 500
gallon tank to rinse in a water circulated system
Finally, the sail is hand rinsed and hung.
Brand and Roberts became interested in sail
cleaning after hearing a speaker to their Catalina
Sailing Club discuss his sail cleaning enterprise
in California. Tom and Gary, realizing no one else
in the area did this kind of a service, flew to
California learned the business, opened up their
own shop in Broward County and have
experienced over a 25% annual growth rate.
Tom's wife, Barbara runs the office while Gary's
wife, Hilda. handles public relations. They
recently instituted a national shipping sales
only a. secondary reinforcement to creative satisfaction-
these are common threads found woven in the characters
above. And these artisans are what give the waterfront its
flavor and heritage. Dreams are the stuff of reality. My first
impression of the waterfront- Captain Willard- still rings true.
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MULTIHULL CLUB PLANS
LABOR DAY CRUISE
by Ali Burger
Florida Offshore Multihull Association (FOMA),
Southeast Chapter, has announced plans for a
Labor Day weekend cruise and dive regatta to
Ragged Keys in Biscayne Bay. Although
gathering is planned as a very informal get
together, those sailors wishing to race from
Dinner Key to Ragged Key will be provided with a
committee boat for a 10:00 start on Saturday
The remainder of the weekend will be devoted to
diving, fishing partying, and searching for the
lobster-filled remains of an old 60' catamaran.
Everyone interested in multihull sailing, design,
and development is invited to participate. Even
monohulls are welcome. Contact Ed Wiser at
(305)975-8595 for additional information.
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MULTIHULL SAILORS ENJOY
by Ali Burger
The July meeting of the Florida Offshore Multihull
Association(FOMA), Southeast Chapter, was held
at Harbor Lights Restaurant on July 18. Election
of new officers highlighted the evenings events.
Oceanographer John Van Leerwas unanimously
approved as new Commodore. Pat O'Donnell, a
relative newcomer to the excitement of multihull
sailing, was elected Vice Commodore and Don
Siedler graciously accepted the duties of
Secretary-Treasurer for another year. Ron Gritz is
the new Fleet Captain responsible for
organization of races and cruises.
Following elections Tom Mestrits briefed
captains and crews on the First Annual Key and
Sea Regatta held on July 20-21. Marc Sheridan
then presented slides of his Abaco sailing
adventures aboard his Prout catamaran.
Commodore Van Leer offered to host future
meetings at the Rosensteil School of Marine and
Atmospheric Sciences at 4600 Rickenbacher
Causeway on Virginia Key. This idea was warmly
received and the next FOMA meeting will be held
at the Marine Science Center of the Rosensteil
School on August 21. Social hour will be in the bar
of the Walton Smith Commons from 6:30 to 7:30. A
brief business meeting at 7:30 will proceed a
presentation on marine lightning protection and a
slide show of the Key and Sea Regatta.
Plans for the September 21 meeting include a
gathering with members of the local Hobie and
Neurofibromatosis has no Jerry Lewis to raise
money for it's provantive research. But NF does
have a Sailboat Fish Tournament November 16,
1985 held right here in Broward County as a fund
raiser. One in three thousand births result in
infants with genetic disorder commonly called
"Elephant Man's Disease" (Muscular dystrophy
afflicts only 1: 100,000 births). Sailors and
anglers are asked to help get a handle on this
currently incurable and degenerative disease.
Last year's Sailboat Fishing Tournament not
only put monies in the NF coffers it also made the
waterfront community more aware of a cross-
bred sport which can only grow in popularity,
Contact 524-9450 for more information:
Tournament Committee at P.O. Box #427,
Pompano Beach, FL 33061
Prindle fleets at Seahawk Marine, 615 N. Andrews
Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Various multihull
sailboats will be on display, sailing films will be
shown, and there will be a cookout for the
members of all three clubs. The action starts at
FOMA welcomes everyone interested in multihull
sailing to become a member and enjoy these, and
many other, activities. For more information
contact Ed Wiser at (305)975-8595.
WATERWAY RADIO AND
Over 500 amateur radio operators who are either
cruising yachtsmen or interested in yachting
have joined together to provide a much needed
service to fellow amateurs cruising in the Atlantic
, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. They operate
the Waterway Net on the 40-meter amateur band
every day from 8:00 AM to 8:45AM Eastern time.
Members can obtain current weather information
for any area, file float plans and position reports,
and communicate with their families and friends.
The net works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard
and the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue
Association(BASRA) to give assistance in
emergencies at sea. On a typical day from 50 to
100 members are cruising in their boats all the
way from New York to Panama. Members check
in to the net, give their location, local weather
conditions, and other information of interest such
as the condition of local aids to navigation, best
fishing and diving areas, availability of spare
parts, and the closest source of water and food
supplies. The net is asked almost daily to assist in
locating cruising boats and deliver emergency
messages from family members. Usually the boat
is located and the message delivered within a few
hours. Members are often the first to hear calls
for help from vessels in distress. These calls are
relayed to the U.S. Coast Guard and BASRA and
often the members themselves help in the rescue
operations. Recently, in cooperation with the U.S.
Coast Guard, net members rescued two Miami
fishermen who had been drifting for 9 days
without food or water in a remote area of the
southern Bahamas. Most members are retirees
who are fulfilling a lifelong dream of cruising
aboard their boats. Among their numbers are
doctors, lawyers, airline pilots, soldiers, sailors,
technicians, and mechanics, so any assistance
needed by a fellow member can be quickly
offered. When a member calls in with a pain in the
stomach, a broken water pump, or a fish he can't
identify, he can receive expert advise within
Persons with a shortwave radio capable of
receiving single sideband transmissions can
listen to the net on 7268 kilohertz. An amateur
radio license is required to transmit. The present
Commodore and Net Manager is Dottie Miller of
Lighthouse Point. For information about the net
write Dottie at P.O. Box 5339, Lighthouse Point,FL
Rugust 15 September 15, 1985
RIVER BEND REGATTA
by M.G. Swift
All along the river sailors were wearing River
Bend Regatta T-shirts readying their sailboats for
the race on this 209th American Independence
Day. Wayne & Heidi Riggs' power boat, Strange
Brew slowed by an incoming tide and large crew
of ,:; and other regatta spectators, leisurely
made its way towards the Port Everglades Inlet.
The start and finish of the regatta was southeast
of the south jetty of the port inlet where the
committee boat, Tropic Night,-was anchored off
John U. Lloyd State Park.
Fifty-two sailboats sailed past Tropic Night
south along Dania's beach pivoting around Gary
Lake's Big Brother (fresh from the Bahamas and
the-Tiger twins swim for liberty) anchored a mile
east of the Dania Pier. Sailing northeast around
the Port Everglades whistle buoy, this year's
River Bend Regatta entries sailed west past
Tropic Night again for the gun and a brief raft up
off Dania Beach.
Captain Tom Reese's Skylark a 57 foot 1937
Sparkman & Stevens wooden yawl clocked the
best time among wooden boats earning the 1985
Pete Smythe's Florida Waterway Trophy. Sirocco
(the 1983 winner) and Quicksilver Girl (1981) were
right on Reese's tail as Skylark got the gun.
Regatta host Shelly Lake crewed aboard Cayenne
which placed first among non-wooden boats 36 ft
Captain Bill Healy's Mo Tu rounded out the
field. Healy, one of the county's most prolific
shipwrights built Mo Tu along with Maggie
which placed second in it's class of wooden boats
27-34 feet in length. The fleet followed Healy back
up the river to the bend where he builds wooden
boats at Lake's boat yard. Waiting for the hungry
and thirsty sailors at River Bend was a Samoan
feast of pork,, chicken, ribs and vegetables along
with an open bar all catered by Neffo Restaurant
of Oakland Park. River Bend's Ed Kaster stayed
behind at the yard to oversee the erection of a
large tent, tables, chairs and sound system.
Shelly Lake's Fourth of July gift to the
waterfront community is a rare brew of water
balloons and fellowship not seen very often at
this scale. For the entire waterfront community,
whose heritage is enriched by your generosity,
thanks again Shelly. The spinnakers never look
fuller and the fireworks never more moving than
from among the sticks of River Bend on
CATALINA ASSOCIATION OF
by Hilda Roberts
We really enjoyed the Riverbend Regatta on July
the 4th. It is something to look forward to and we
thank Riverbend Marine & Shelly for a great
Among the club members who participated in the
race, we congratulate Thomas Brand and the
crew of Tranquility, they were first in their class.
Also, Gary Roberts, on Blue Haven, who arrived
third in his class with.the help of his crew who
were instrumental in winning the trophy and
which included Harold and Bunny Buckles. King
and Queen Brotman did a remarkable job winning,
door prizes, at least four. There was a great
turnout of club members, food was great and we
had a wonderful time.
Results of the first series of races are:
1st place...Fractured Hip
2nd place...Blue Haven
3rd place. Edna May
The first race of the 2nd series was postponed due
to weather conditions and will be re-scheduled.
The second race of the 2nd series will be held
8/25. Don't forget meeting at the Galleria8/14 and
Labor Day Cruise on 8/31 to No Name Harbor
We have several boats cruising the Keys this
month and four more will be leaving during
August. Keep your fingers crossed for good
Anyone interested in joining us (and being happy)
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DEERFIELD BEACH FISHING
-The Greater Deerfield Beach Chamber of
Commerce is again sponsoring its Annual
Gamefish Tournament on August 24th and 25th.
The tournament is open to all anglers with no
limitation in the length of the boats. Official
tournament headquarters will be the Lighthouse
Point Marina with fishing times being Saturday
from 7 A.M. until 5 P.M. and Sunday from 7 A.M.
until Noon. Weigh in times will be 5 P.M. until 7
P.M. on Saturday and Noon until 1 P.M. on Sunday
at the Lighthouse Point Marina. Eligible fish will
be Sail, Marlin, Wahoo, Kings, and Dolphin, Cash
prizes plus trophies will be awarded to the overall
anglers. $500.00 for first place, $300.00 for second
place, and $200.00 for third place. Trophies will
also be given for the largest fish in each category
and prizes for the outstanding daily catch. All fish
will count on a point per pound basis with a
minimum weight limit of 10 pounds, and a special
point system for Billfish. Entry blanks may be
obtained from the Greater Deerfield Beach
Chamber of Commerce, the Lighthouse Point
Marina, as well as all local marinas and tackle
shops. The Chamber requests that entry blanks
be returned as soon as possible, but entries will
also be accepted on the day of the tournament.
Steven P. Nowatka, Tournament Director, invites
all anglers and friends to a Kick-off Party to be
held from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the "Ships Galley" at
the Lighthouse Point Marina on Friday August
23rd. An Awards Bar-B-Que and Fish Fry will be
held August 25th at 2 P.M. on the lawn of the
Lighthouse Point Marina. Entry fee is $50.00
which includes the boat and 1 angler. Each
additional angler in the boat is $15.00. Please call
the Chamber (427-1050) or Steve Nowatka (427-
5544) for details.
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ENVIRONMENT WINS SOUTH
FLORIDA FISHING CLASSIC
by Pat Carr
There were many winners in the inaugural South
Florida Fishing Classic, held July 12 and 13, but the
most important one was not at the awards dinner
to receive it's prize.
That's right...the environment was a winner in
this tournament, too!
After awarding nearly $45,000 in cash to the
winning anglers, the South Florida Fishing Classic
will be donating in excess of $4,000 to saltwater
environment conservation projects.
A total of 606 anglers fished from 174 boats in the
first South Florida tournament to be held
simultaneously at four inlets-Government Cut in
Miami; Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale;
Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach, and the Palm
Each inlet boasted at least one winner but the
overall leader of the entire Fishing Classic was
Palm Beach which weighed in the heaviest king,
dolphin and wahoo, the eligible species for this
tournament, worth $10,000 each.
Fishing from Palm Beach, Warren Higgins, of
Haines City, aboard the "Whitney Victoria"
brought in a 36-pound dolphin to capture a first in
that category for $10,000. Jim Masencup, of
Miami, on "Royal Flush" and Jack MacCowan, of
Deerfield Beach, on "ATLAST" tied for second
place with a 35.5-pound dolphin each and a split
of the second and third place prize money, $1350
Rick Gerlach, of West Palm Beach, on the "Ande
Monofilament" boat landed a 42-pound wahoo
and a check for $10,000. On the "Boone Boat" out
of Fort Laudprdale, D.J. Larrousse, of Delray
Beach, took second with his 40-pound wahoo,
and Emmett Miller, of Miami, was third with his
35.5 pound wahoo on a Dusky 22'.
Even though kingfisftwere scarce throughout the
tournament-only four weighed over the eligible
limit of 15 pounds-Brent Harmon came all the
way from Jacksonville to catch his 30-pounder
off Palm Beach and take home $10,000. In Fort
Lauderdale, two anglers ran a close second and
third with a total of three pounds separating the
three top kings. Richard Ruback on "Reel Drag"
and Gary Dippold on "Double Down" caught a 28
and 27 pound king, respectively.
The heaviest stringer, a maximum of three fish
weighed in from a single day's catch, was worth
$5,000 to Oswaldo Martinez and his crew aboard
"Sea Spirit", who fished out of Miami and weighed
in 85.5 pounds of fish. "Southern Comfort"
captained by Don Roll, of West Palm Beach, was
second with 79 pounds, and Roy Freeman, of Fort
Lauderdale, skipper of "Fishing Machine" placed
third, with a 76 pound stringer.
In order to guarantee that all entry fees would go
to prize money for the anglers and contributions
to the environment, six major marine sponsors-
Ande Monofilament Lowrance Electronics, Mariner
Outboards, MerCruiser, Saltwater Sportsman and
Wellcraft Marine Corporation--underwrote all
tournament operating expenses. These leaders in
marine resource enhancement are committed to
the concept of the Fishing Classic and already are
making plans to make this tournament an annual
The three local major saltwater tournament
committees and one inlet committee, who
coordinated the registration and weigh-ins at the
various inlets, will share in the more than $4000
allocated for saltwater conservation projects.
The Greater Miami Billfish Tournament has
donated its portion to the snook hatchery at the
University of Miami. That contribution was
enhanced by an additional $500 for the snook
hatchery contributed by the "Royal Flush"fishing
team which placed second in the heaviest dolphin
The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo has plans to
sink another freighteron its artificial reef site in
the next six to eight weeks, and will put its money
toward that project.
The Fort Lauderdale Semi-Annual Billfish
Tournament is investigating the possibility of
funding a grant for marine research at Nova
University's Oceanographic Center.
In Palm Beach, the inlet committee will hold its
funds in a trust until an artificial reef site has been
designated or another worth while saltwater
conservation project has been named.
Rugust 15 September 15, 1985
NOTHING LIKE A GOOD OLD DAY
AT THE BOAT RAMP
by Bill Rhodes
One day not too long ago, I was waiting to haul
my boat out of the water at the S.E. 15th Street
ramp. I remember it a slow day because I was
only seventh in line. Usually you have to wait
Anyway, while cleaning up and putting things
away after a hard mornings fishing, we noticed a
peculiar looking crew about to launch a brand
new craft. This vessel was one of those 17 foot
cabin cruisers; ten feet high with a four foot
heam. One of those $4995 package deals with a
After backing the trailer down into the water
until the boat was nearly submerged, the crew;
dad. mom and junior along with a poodle pup
stepped out of the big white Cadillac. You should
have seen the trio dressed to the hilt in their sailor
whites. This group, fresh from a boating safety
course near Cleveland, was going on sea trials
with their new craft.
The winch cable was loosened and dad began
to push the boat in an attempt to launch It
wouldn't budge even though the trailer was
completely submerged. Mom lent a hand, then
junior no results. Then some gifted dock hand
(the kind with most of the answers) suggested
that it works much easier if you remove the tie
down strap which secures the stern of the boat to
the trailer! White faces turned red with
embarrassment while the cute poodle watered the
The strap was removed and the launch was
successful. By this time, I was sixth in line but
enioving the show. Junior hopped into the air
conditioned Caddy to cool off while pop searched
nut a parking place. At the ramp on the weekend,
narking can be fun, but time consuming. By the
time they returned to the boat, I was fifth in line.
This shows you how long it took to park.
Mom was holding the bow line while tempers
flared. Then came the climax which at the time
was not that funny but turned out hilarious.
Junior had these deeply tinted sunglasses on that
made even a solar flare look dim. As he walked
down the dock you could see he was having
difficulty. Well, as the day would have it, he
walked past mom right off the end of the dock. He
hit the water with a mighty splash. Luckily he did
not fall into a boat or something.
You should have seen his saturated white
sailors suit, give or take an oil stain. The pelicans
pecked at his Captains hat as it floated away with
the tide. He was fished out of the water and some
kind person retrieved his hat. His sunglasses
were lost but that was OK. The day was hot so
iinior climber into the boat to drip dry.
Surprisingly, the engine started and the trio
motored away wondering if boating can be fun. I
was tempted to hang around for a couple of hours
to see if they'd return and then attempt to pull the
hoat out of the water. By this time, I was fourth in
line and had waited long enough.
Other calamities at the ramp that I have
witnessed include the common everyday slide
down the algae slick ramp into the "clean"
Intracoastal water, at low tide, of course. This
can be hard on rear ends and elbows, notto
mention egos. Be careful.
Once a skillful boatsman attempting to pull his
boat and trailer out of the water carefully locked
his hubs for four wheeled traction at low tide. He
said "this will be easy"! Grinning widely, this
show off popped the clutch and swamped the
hoat. motor, trailer and most of the jeep. Water
was pouring in the windows and the open back.
What asight -- he had it in REVERSE. Look out!,
Another time, I witnessed a boat launched just
short of the ramp as the trailer was being backed
down. The keel hit the pavement with a thud.
Luckily the engine was tilted.
A very dangerous situation occurred when a
small sailboat was hauled up and towed out of the
lot with the mast still erected. The aluminum mast
struck the power lines and the fireworks began as
you can imagine. Someone standing near the
around wire was knocked down when the charge
went into the earth. Luckily no one was hurt. A
real no-brainer here.
Then there is the perfect launch. The vehicle
hacks up slowly easing down the ramp. Water
level is below the trailer axle bearings and
everything. Straps and clamps are removed and
the craft eagerly slides off into the water with
ease. As the boat picks up speed near the end of
the launch, the crew discovers the bow line is not
attached to the cleat! They look on in horror as the
vessel is racing across the canal towards a brand
new 53' Hatteras moored across the way. All one
could do was hold. the limp bow line (one end is
wet) and pray that a passing boater can slow
down and retrieve the vessel before the tilted up
outdrives gouge the side of the big Tournament
Some boat ramp blunders are very humorous,
hut often expensive and even dangerous. If
people would only think.
If you want some cheap entertainment, take the
family down to the dock for an afternoon on a
weekend. Bring the kids, cold drinks and maybe
even your camera. You don't even have to arise
early. Maybe you'll learn something. Caution:
check the grass before you spread your blanket.
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THE SARGASSO SEA
by Jim Sullivan,
There is an area in the North Atlantic east of the
Bahama Islands where a powerful eddy in the
water causes a weed to collect in vast quantities
and float on the surface. This weed pasture has
given rise to mariy stories of ships being trapped
by the weed and unable to navigate out of its
clutches. This is the Sargasso (sahr-gas-oh) sea.
The sea takes its name from the patches of
weed that cover an egg-shaped area almost the
size of the continental United States. This track is
bounded by 25 and 310 (Ft. Lauderdale N260 06'
W800 06') north latitude and 40 and 700 west
longitude, but its extent and density are
influenced by winds and ocean currents. It forms
an almost continuous mat on the surface but is
never more than half an inch thick and parts
readily to admit a vessel's prow. The superstition
of getting stuck in the Sargasso Sea remains an
Sargassum from the Portuguese word grape is
also called gulfweed and is a pelagic (the open
sea as opposed to the coastal waters) perennial,
the descendant of algae torn loose from ledges
back in prehistoric time. It now develops nd
propagates itself by partition, the plants
constantly growing fresh shoots at one end,
withering to a brown stem at the other. The plants
contain berry like globules filled with air bubbles
that keep the weed afloat. A theory that the
sargasso weed now grows on rocks or submarine
ledges not far from the Azores has been
disproven by some ocean researchers. These
ledges have never been discovered.
Strangely the clearest waters in the world are
found in the Sargass Sea. Beneath the weed cover
there is a remarkable lack of the necessary
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nutrients, both phyto plankton and zoo
plankton. These support marine life of any
description and this accounts for the dazzling
blueness of this sea which is the marine coloring
equivalent to the brown and lifeless desert on
The weed has a special life of its own.
Sargassum fish look exactly like the weed they
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live among. Their fins are so made that they can
hold onto a branch of the weed and use these fins
and their back fins to climb along the sargassum
weeds looking for their prey. When they get close
enough the food is sucked in with their large
mouths and expandable stomachs, sargassum
fish can eat more than their own weight in food in
The Sargasso Sea was first reported by
Columbus who on his initial "West Indies" voyage
was involved in it for several days. On
September 16 the crew saw their first sargassum
and feared that they would be "frozen" in this
meadow of grass. Columbus had been warned
about it by a pilot named Velasco and the sea
gave him no qualms. "Vieron muchas yerbas"
(saw plenty weed) became an almost daily
notation in his journal.
How will the Sargasso Sea effect the ocean
sailor? It won't if he is sailing in a Clorax bottle.
There will be a soft crunchy noise below deck
when sailing through the patches of weed but it
will not slow the vessel's speed.
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HELP" FOR THE 1985
The Red Cross has the responsibility of Disaster
Relief which includes helping persons before,
during, and after any storm. One of the largest job
responsibilities, of the Red Cross is manning and
operating the 23 Red Cross Shelters in Broward
County. These shelters are provided for those
persons who must evacuate and have no place to
go. The majority of work performed by the Red
Cross during disasters is done by volunteers
include shelter management, a storm monitoring,
first aid, recreation, personnel registration, and
The Red Cross is urgently in need of additional
volunteers to prepare for the Hurricane Season. A
disaster training workshop for Shelter Volunteers
will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 8:30
-- A.M. to 3:30 P.M.-at the Chapter House, 2120 W
Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The Red Cross is
requesting your help to volunteer. If interested,
please call their office today, American Red
Cross, Disaster Preparedness 581-4221, Ext. #17.
If the number of volunteers doubled, the Red
Cross can provide needed emergency assistance
to more people in a shorter period.of time.
Last month during our opening ceremonies for
National Safe Boating week, I saw something that
should be and needs to be mentioned, five young
men in starched white uniforms, spit-shined
shoes, treating our nation's flag with utmost
respect. These boys (young men) were members
of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps,
sponsored by the Navy League, and provided the
Color Guard at our Flotilla's Open house. The
manner in which these youngsters conducted
themselves and the high moral standards they
displayed just about blew my socks off. I
wondered to myself "Why is it I never see or read
about the good kids out there"
L.just wanted to let you know that there are good.
ones out there and if you look around it's not hard
to find them. With young people like the Sea
Cadets the future of our country is in good hands.
National Safe Boating Week was a great success,
especially at Flotilla 3-2. There was one sad note
though, we officially said good-bye to Lt.
Douglass Rudolph, Commander of Coast Guard
Station Ft. Lauderdale, who's tour of duty ends
this month. We all wish him God Speed at his next
June was a very busy month for Ft. Lauderdale's
Auxiliary unit, aside from NSBW, our members
were out there promoting safe boating, like Harry
and Bertha Adler and Bill Lange who man vessel
examination stations each week-end, and Charlie
Huber and his staff of instructors who teach a
safe boating course two nights a week, and
Carolyn Williams and her staff who man the
communications center, and of course our usual
compliment of safety patrols.
Six of our members have completed the Boat
Crew qualifications and are currently going
through skipper qualification while six more
members are starting Boat crew. When the
training is finished they are afforded the
privledge of giving up some time with the family
and going on patrol. Like on the 4th of July when a
skipper and crew gives up some holiday time and
spends 8 hours on safety patrol. Like they say, we
are dedicated to safe boating.
Speaking of SAFE BOATING, on July 22nd, we will
start a new safe boating class. BOATING SKILLS
AND SEAMANSHIP will be held on Monday and
Thursday nights starting at 8:00 p.m. The 13
lesson course is free with a small charge for
textbook and materials. Contact the base at 463-
4)034 or contact Charles Huber at 523-4539. :
'Please' ereifeiibier-SAFE 'BOATING- IS '*NO
"BEAT THE HEAT"....HEALTH
Donna Hessmann RN
Even the most able bodied seaman can
succumb to the heat and humidity that Mother
Nature blasts each summer. Joe was a healthy,
young deck hand but did not plan his work with
any regard to the intense heat of the day. He
worked hard in the sun all day on the yacht. He
sweat alot, drank alot of water and sweat more.
By mid afternoon he had lost so much sodium
chloride (salt) from his system that he felt dizzy,
tired and had severe muscle cramps in his legs
and abdomen. Luckily for Joe Captain Ross
recognized the symptoms of HEAT CRAMPS: He
moved Joe to a cool place onboard and gave him
salted water to drink (1 teaspoon salt in 1 quart
water) to help stop the painful cramps. Captain
Ross firmly massaged the cramped muscle and
applied a warm moist towel. Soon Joe felt better
and the cramping muscle pain stopped.
Harry should have known better. He knew the
temperature would be over 900 but.decided that
the engine repairs couldn't wait. After 3 hours of
non-stop work he could hardly make it out of the
engine room He was drenched in persperation
and felt very weak and dizzy. He was breathing
fast and had a fast, weak pulse. He suffered from
HEAT EXHAUSTION. Kathy moved Harry off the
boat to a cool place to rest. She gave him salted
water to drink and removed his shirt. She placed
a small fan close to him to help him cool off while
A victim of heat exhaustion fails to recover
quickly or has often medical problems, call for
medical help. After an hour Harry felt well again
but decided to take the rest of the day off.
HEAT STROKE is a true medical emergency. At
the end of another "scorcher day", Tommy was
found next to his boat, which was dry-docked at
the boat yard. Tommy pushed too hard that day.
He was unconscious, very hot and very DRY. He's
sweating mechanism had stopped. He was taking
deep breaths and his pulse was strong and fast.
His temperature was 1050. Heat stroke calls for
heroic measures to reduce body temperature,
prevent convulsions, coma, brain damage and
death. Tommys co-workers carried him out of the
heat and called the Paramedics. They removed
his clothes and ran a low pressure water hose
over his body, avoiding his face. They rubbed ice
on his body and wrapped him in towels soaked in
ice. When he regained consciousness they gave
him a cool drink. Never try to give fluids to an
unconscious person. When the Paramedics
arrived his temperature was down to 1020. He
was discharged from the hospital thenext day
with no complications.
Joe, Harry, and Tom learned their lesson on
heat the hard way. Respect Mother Nature and
her wicked heat this summer. Plan your workday
or play day, and don't push yourself. Keep cool
and beat the heat.
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MEDICAL FACTS: DON'T
LEAVE PORT WITHOUT THEM
by Judie. Tippett, R.N.
No one likes to think an emergency medical
situation could happen to them, especially the
cruising yatchsman. Yet, medical emergencies can
and do happen all too frequently.
Cruising yatchsmen are usually away from
their physician and their medical records, they
carry extensive first-aid kits, but rarely will they
have copies of their medical records.
When a family or crew member become ill
away from port, a crisis usually evolves. Preop!l,
do not easily recall important medical facts under
stressful conditions. Often the other crew
members may not know the entire medical
history of the person, or the person may be
unconscious and unable to give any information.
Many serious and even life-threatening problems
could be prevented by simply having a copy of all
important medical information for each person
on board, and having everyone aware of where it
A few years ago, a friend of mine was cruising
off Georgetown, in the Exumas, when he
developed a sudden onset of severe chest pain.
His wife administered several pain medicines
from their first-aid kit, none of which brought him
relief. Finally, they sailed into Georgetown and
took him to the small, one-room medical facility
on the island. He proceeded to have a cardiac
arrest! Luckily for him, there were many cruising
medical people nearby; several physicians, R.N.'s
and even a paramedic. These people saved his
life, and he was transferred back to the-states for
intense medical treatment, including Coronary
Today, he is back cruising the West Indies. As a
result of his extreme medical emergency, he is
acutely aware of the importance of carrying his
medical information and current EKG with him.
Should he develop chest discomfort, a copyof his
EKG could aid in the diagnosis of a heart problem
versus simple indigestion!
Most people are not aware of the type of
information needed in a medical emergency.
Everyone knows the importance of knowing ones'
allergies, but few people carry their physicians'
name and phone number with them.Many people
know the importance of having a person to
contact in case of an emergency, but rarely do
they actually carry this information on them.
When you are cruising, it is especially important
important to have the name, address, and phone
number of someone at your home base who can
be notified under certain emergency conditions
Being current on your Tetanus booster is very
important for watching people, as there are many
day-to-day hazards to expose them to tetanus-.
prone wounds (which can actually be life-
threatening). The current Center For Disease
Control recommendations are to immunize every
10 years regularly, and to update at the time of a
Tetanus-prone injury if more than 5 years has
passed since your last booster. (A Tetanus-prone
injury is one that meets the following criteria:
wound older than 6 hours, deeper than 3/8",
caused by a missile, burn, cruising injury,
frostbite, or a contaminated material, or is
contaminated after the wound occurs, or has the
appearance of infection).
Traveling people who are on any medication
should have the names of their medications
written down. Some medicines can tell a little
information about current medical problems.
Having your past and present medical history
available can aid in the assessment of a person in
a medical emergency. This information could
save the health person precious minutes in
making a needed decision.
Last, but certainly not least, any cruising
person who has a significant cardiac history and
has changes on their EKG, should always carry a
copy of their EKG with them on board. The reason
for this was pointed out earlier in this article. I
actually seen this prevent hospitalization!
Many people have the false notion that it is
important to have their blood type available. With
the advent of modern medical technology, labs
can now do blood types quickly and efficiently.
Blood is never given today on the information a
person or even his doctor gives. I realize that the
cruising person could acquire a blood loss
emergency in a remote area where there may be
no modern equipment available, but in this case
any first-aid would be better than none!
After reading what type of information is
important for the cruising person to have aboard
when leaving port, you probably feel that you will
need a large notebook to hold all the necessary
NEIGHBORHOODS ASKED TO
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1985
8:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M.
This Project is sponsored by a national coalition
of law enforcement agencies and citizen crime
prevention groups. To date, 41 States have
registered to participate, and organizers project
that close to 10 million Americans will be
supporting the event that night.
Residents are asked to SPEND ONE HOUR
OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF THEIR HOMES, on lawns,
Residents are asked to HAVE OUTSIDE LIGHTSON
during this one hour anti-crime vigil and example
of unity.(Florida Power and Light advises that if a
homeowner were to burn ten 100 watt bulbs for
one hour.(10 x iOOW 1 Kiiowatt Hour)i the cost
would be approximately 9 1/2 cents.)
WE NEED YOUR HELP-WE WANT EVERYONE IN
FORT LAUDERDALE TO PARTICIPATE. WE
BELIEVE THIS DEMONSTRATION WILL:
1) strengthen neighborhood-community spirit,
2)show the value and effectiveness of police
and citizens working together, and
3) send a powerful message to the criminals,
letting them know that neighborhoods are
information on all the crew members, and space
is at a premium. Actually a simple outline drawn
up and filled in with the information is quite
simple to prepare. Or, you could purchase one of
the medical cards currently available on the
market, such as the one pictured below. Your
physician may be able to aid you in locating the
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Corrosion is the destructive attack of a metal by
chemical or electrochemical reaction with its
environment. Sometimes corrosion is called
electrolysis which is misleading. Electrolysis is
the production of chemical change in an
electrolyte resulting from the passage of
In the marine field, metal damage is not always
the result of electrochemical reaction, but due to
the physical causes, such as rsio, ad "r.
We will try to define the most common problem
areas as related to our boating world and what
we can do about it.
SUBMERGED BRONZE FITTINGS
Thru-Hull fittings, struts and propellers are
subject to electrochemical corrosion in seawater
withcrit ,h"n4i" nmr?~rni"r.- 4 'e!l condition is
formed by impurities in casLings, small nicks,
holes, etc. This small area becomes anodic to the
larger area which is cathodic. In a sodium
chloride electrolyte, (Sea Water), an electrical
current will flow. The resulting reaction is pitting
and surface damage such as feathered edges on
the propeller. If electrochemical corrosion is
allowed to continue, dezincification of the metal
can result. This corrosion of a zinc alloy involves
the loss of zinc and a residue or deposit of one or
more less active constituents, usually copper.
What this means to you is that in the case of the
propeller, ithas lost its strength. The blades could
break off. Striking the blades lightly will produce
a ringing sound on a good wheel. If it sounds likes
wood, you have a damaged propeller. It will have
to be replaced.
Cathodic protection provided by the application
or sacrifical zinc anodes or an impressed current
system hasthe effectof opposing this destructive
current flow. Zinc anodes should be installed on
rudders, struts, propeller shafts, in the correct
amount to maintain a recommended level of
protection on all below the water line fittings.
This level of protection, called hull potential, is
based upon a galvanic scale for all metals. It is
read with a millivolt meter using a silver-silver
chloride reference cell. On a fiberglass or wood
hull, the proper level is 550-600 millivolts for
maximum protection. To assure this cathodic
current output from the sacrificial zinc anodes is
imposed on each fitting, a bonding system or
common grounding conductor is installed
between each fitting through out the hull. This
bonding system is unnecessary on a metal hull.
It is important to note that over-protection,
excessive sacrifical zinc, does not improve
conditions. In fact, severe damage to the hull on-
wood boats can result. A chemical reaction
(sodium hyproxide) is formed in the wood
whereby the material becomes soft and
disintergrates, leaving no structural support for
the fittings. On fiberglass hulls, no physical
damage would result, however a substantial
collection of undesirable marine growth can be
Metal hulls, aluminum and steel, require a
higher level of cathodic protection, plus specially
prepared bottom coatings. These consist of a
barrier coating on a clean bare metal hull with a
final antifouling finish coat. Steel hulls require a
hull potential of 250-850 millivolts. Aluminum
hulls are slightly higher with a hull potential of
900-1000 millivolts. It is worth mentioning here
th.t marine electrical systems on metal hul!!
should incorporate an isolation transformer.
Because, grounding the hull to a dock power
facility for shock hazard protection also lowers
the hull potential. This results in an
underprotected hull and possible damage. There
is also a device called as galvanic isolator which
is inserted in the ground return conductor. This
provides 3 sh k ha-ar' prtectipr ? t'' h',!! but
will not allow cathodic current loss from the
PROPELLERS AND SHAFTS
What we are concerned about here is the
protection of the propeller. Todays yachts in
general install stainless steel shafts. Manganese
bronze propellers are a less noble metal than
stainless steel. Therefore, we have a dissimiliar
metal situation. To prevent a loss of material
from the propeller, it is necessary to raise the
potential of the stainless to discourage a current
flow from the anodic propeller to the cathodic
shaft. Sacrificial zinc anodes on the shafts
accomplish this. These anodes should be
examined periodically and replaced as necessary.
On metal hulls, where the shafts are isolated to
prevent the higher potential from damaging the
shafts, the anode examination and replacement
Excessive sacrificial zinc installed on stainless
steel shafts can cause structural failure.
Electrochemical reaction in the.steel, identified as
hydrogen embrittlement, has been known to
cause the shafts to break off.
Another area of shaft problems is pittingand
crevice corrosion. This damage is usually
associated with stagnant sea water that lays in
shaft tunnels and shaft bearings. What happens
is disolved oxygen in the sea water encourages
pitting in anodic holes, crevices, allowing current
to flow to the larger cathode surfaces.
(Electrochemical action). Preventive measures
are as simple as periodically rotating the shafts
to replentish the sea water oxygen.
Defective electrical equipment or wiring in certain
conditions such as leaking water and damp areas
can allow adverse current leakage to the hull.
Direct current can be destructive, causing total
disintergration of metal fittings, plumbing and
conductors. That is one reason butt connections
in a wiring run are not desirable, because salt air
moisture will in time corrode the wiring joint
leaking a open circuit. Alternating current
leakage will not damage conductors or
Equipment. But is subject tif shock hazard
conditions, sometimes fatal. All electrical
equipment should be properly grounded, so that
stray current will activate a circuit breaker or
open a fuse.
FLUID EROSION AND CAVITATION
This article would not be complete without
mention of erosion. Many occasions, reported
a.uciysis problems tur out to be fluid erosioj
or damaged caused by the velocity of the fluid
and cavation in pumps, pipes and tubes. In our
case say, air conditioning raw water cooling
manifolds, pumps etc. Pressurized water in a
system containing sand, sediment and such
irrespective of filters can wear away an elbow or
turn in the manifold or bronze impeller in a pump.
,i, uiiu:.iation of excessive connections,
branches and converting to a smooth flowing
layout with PVC or hoses has elimated most
erosion problems. Exhaust risers also come into
this category. Hot cases with cooling water flow
is known to cause problems. Stainless steel
risers have helped the situation.
Cavitation is another subject we should briefly
mention. Propeller damage can result from
incorrect design and location. The formation of
extreme low pressure areas causes the formation
and collapse of cavities in the liquid at a solid
interface, the propeller. The resultant impact of
this dynamic action within a fluid causes pitting
and flaking away of brittle metal. Work hardening
may occur on surface layers resulting in a change
or physical characteristics. The cavitation cycle
repeats thousands of-times, eventually the
surface appears hammered. We call this
cavitation erosion. Corrective measures include:
investigation of propeller requirements,
horsepower, desired RPM and location.
Mr. Mendham is an marine electrical engineer
and surveyor with sixteen years at Ward's Marine
Electric. He has also a USG AUX instructor.
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Got a twin engine Sea Ray with one engine
perfect. The other smokes, burns oil, runs.eratic,
uses gas like twice as much as the other. New
plugs, points, coil and condensor- carburetor
changed. Timing checked, compression good
when cold and low when hot. Changed to heav i er
oil and new filter. Helped awhile then same
From all kidications I would check my oil to see
if gasoline is being pumped in through the fuel
pump. Look at the glass bowl on the pump if gas
is in there, a crack or split diaphram in the pump
will pass gas into the crankcase diluting oil and
burning the thined out oil pass the rings fouling
plugs. This is very dangerous to you and the
'engine. Draining the oil, you tell me helped
changed oil and filter again and change or repair
You have helped me twice by writing about
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it's annoying. What can I do?
The dealer is right about single engine boats in
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rudders to help keep some boats from-pulling to
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My stuffing boxes are always leaking. Put in
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Thank you for your comments in the Waterfront
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It has been time consuming resolving this
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After a real heavy rain, the engine quit at the
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by Bryan Brooks
The day was clear. The current took me
slightly north along the coral ledge that dropped
in places from 45 feet to 60 feet in the sand. The
reef that day was covered with thousands of reef
fish such as Rock Beauties, Pork Fish, grunts and
snappers. At times they almost seemed to block
out the sun. Soft corals such as sponges, sea rods
and sea fans waved in the slight north current.
Being the hopeless romantic fool I am I stopped,
entranced with the sheer peace and beauty of it.
Off to one side I saw a five foot green moray eel
swim freely north along the ledge. I followed him
for about twenty feet through the clouds of reef
fish. Then suddenly before me I saw an image that
caused me to stop short. I almost couldn't believe
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what I was seeing. Ten feet due north of me on the
ledge I saw a loggerhead turtle sprawled over a
coral section. Fish were swimming all over him.
He was at a cleaning station. The turtle was larger
than me, he had to weigh over two hundred
pounds. Underwater his head looked the size of a
basketball. Never had I ever seen anything to
equal the sheer size and beauty of the aged
animal. He was dead still while being cleaned of
parasites by many fish around him. It was almost
as if he was at a car wash with tiny attendants
running back and forth wildly cleaning and
polishing. I crept forward until I got to within five
feet of this majestic beast. Enthralled I just lay
there over the ledge for about three minutes
totally lost in the spectacle being performed fifty
feet beneath the sea.
Suddenly to the east of me a large female
loggerhead turtle swam over the ledge toward the
larger male. The bigger, loggerhead I had been
watching arose slowly and began to swim toward
me as if to meet up with the female. He slowly
swam as though he would pass right over me. As
he approached to within two feet of me it
suddenly became clear he wasn't going over my
head; he looked as though I was his next resting
place. I took a small net I had been carrying and
pushed upward under his belly. He then swam
easily over me and on to meet the otherturtle. For
a few minutes I couldn't believe what I had seen.
His large head had come to within inches of me. I
felt exhilerated as though I had been privileged to
witness something rare and beautiful. Slowly I
sadly swam up from the fish covered reef back to
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the air breathing world I had come from
Was this some exotic island in the Bahamas or
the Caribbean. No, it was Susan's Reef part of the
third reef ledge just off Ft. Lauderdale. As a dive
shop owner with a travel club we had just
returned from an out island near Eleuthera in the
Bahamas. I had spent four days there enjoying
the pristine reefs and spectacular water. I had
seen more fish life here in urban Ft. .auderdale
than in the Bahamas. Hard to believe: Believe it
Ft. Lauderdale is an urban accident or more
truthfully a miracle. My family came here around
the turn of the century and witnessed the
incredible growth. It started in the twenties with
the onslaught of the land boomers. Someone
discovered we had large fish in the Gulfstream
and charter boats became common place up and
down New River.
In the fifties my generation learned how to use
scuba gear and went out to lay waste to the reef's
of the food fish such as grouper and snapper. I
was certainly among those. So the deep water
pelagic fish such as sailfish, marlin and tuna
wereconsideredsport fish and were prized. The
divers went after the food fish on the reefs such
as groupers and snappers. Somehow the pretty
reef fish escaped. It was unmanly to shoot angel
fish, rock beauties and spade fish.
In the islands they have no such compunctions.
In almost every beautiful island I have dove from
including the Caymans and Roatan in the
Caribbean, believe me we have more fish. In the
islands they kill everything.
Those of us in the dive industry are beginning
to see exactly what we have and how rare it is.
Because of the sinking of the Mercedes and the
Rebel divers from the around the world are be-
ginning to see Ft. Lauderdale as a possible dive
destination. The tourist industry is beginning to
wake up to the possibilities of a new market for
tourism. The future will see more and more people
come to our urban city to live and play. Now more
and more will come to dive.
Great. Now lets not make the same mistakes
my relatives made. At one time Ft. Lauderdale
was covered with mangroves. When I was a child
in the fifties they were everywhere. I didn't know
any different, I thought they were ugly. Others
thought they were expendable. Gone. In their
place came shopping centers and condominiums.
Gone were the fish that filled the inland
waterways. Too late we learned that mangroves
are the nursery of sea life. Now they are gone,
But all is not lost. We still,through this crazy
urban miracle, have fish on our reefs. I plead
guilty to being a hopeless romantic forever tied to
that powerful Mother of all mothers, the sea. A
trip into the sea for me will always be going back
to the sanctity of the womb where all life on this
planet sprung. So much for the hopeless
romantic. How about you normal people, why
should you care? Because in hard dollars and
cents the reef's and the life on them can effect the
economy. We have a new viable industry, diving.
Now is the time to take a forward look at the
You should care because the reefs and fish
represent many of the very reasons that people
came to Florida in the first place. You should care
because when the fish disappear, fishingianother
viable tourist industry, will be seriously affected.
Fish are a valuable natural resource. Their
disappearance signals another insane step
modern man has taken to destroy life on this the
most beautiful of all the planets we know.
This is the only planet that we know where life,
as we know it, exists. This is the only planet
where there is an ocean. We live on the water
planet. When we kill the oceans of the world we
kill ourselves. Ft Lauderdale is where I intend to
take a stand. This is the home of my forefathers;
Ft Lauderdale is my home. For me the last straw
is here, my home.
For once lets think ahead instead of always
management by crisis. The much larger picture of
the many waterways including New River and
what they dump into the ocean through our Port is
going to have to be faced sooner or later. Lets
face it now. For once lets be honest with
ourselves and don't put burdens on our children.
The same burden my parents put on me.
The old loggerhead turtle and the fish still live
on Susan's Reef and Hammerhead Reef, but for
how long? .
August 15 September 15,
LOCAL DIVERS TO APPLY FOR
MERCEDES BUOY MARKER
The newness has rubbed off and there are now
other wrecks nearby (thanks to Broward
County's Artificial Reef Program) relieving some
of the congestion of diver's at the Mercedes dive
site. However, the diving industry of Broward
County figures a privately maintained aid to
navigators is needed and that nothing is lost by
applying with the Coast Guard for a buoy to be
anchored off the Mercedes wreck or nearby. Even
if the application is approved, the buoy does not
have to be put into place if the need or the money
to purchase and maintain the navigational aid are
In lieu of "permanent" mooring systems at the
various artificial reef sites accessible to divers,
such as: Rebel and Mercedes, the Broward
County Diving Industry Association heard Bill
Cole of Pro Dive at Bahia Mar describe the way his
diveboats moor off Mercedes. They don't. The
divemaster and a buddy dive down to the wreck
securing a 1/2 inch nylon line to one of it's many
rails with a #2 brass clip. The line is attached to a
diving buoy at the surface of the water. Also,
attached to the buoy is a free line made to float
with ski line buoys. This free line is in close
proximity of the unanchored dive boat and divers
enter the water following it to the buoy, then
down the secured line to the wreck. The dive boat
is free and doesn't cross over the wreck site or
diver's bubbles. After the dive is completed the
divemaster and a buddy unfasten the buoy's
secured line, ascend, stow the buoy lines, and
themselves and it's back to port. Cole believes
this mooring system is practical for all
commercial recreational dive operations and
some large groups of private divers. This
procedure elimates the need for dropping or
placing anchors near the wreck which is a
potential hazard to divers already in the water.
(Note: Divers use VHF Channel #68).
The Broward County Diving Industry
Association met July 23, 1985 high atop the
Holiday Inn atA1A and Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale
to air out topics like getting a buoy marker for the
Mercedes wreck site and steering committeeman
Bill Cole's method of mooring at the wrecks. But,
the Mercedes was'nt the only point of discussion
for the industry leaders. Ed Kasten briefed
the gathering on a Florida State Senate proposal
to require a state administered board
certification and licensing for stores and dive
instructors. The diving industry currently is self-
regulated with the help of such organizations as
P.A.D.I, Y.M.C.A. and N.A.U.I. (of which Kasten is
a representative). The bill,if passed-and Kasten
gives it a "90-95%" chance of carrying the Senate
would also eliminate several intermediary diving
classifications up to "Open Water" and would
require the licensing of all air stations. The local
diving industry plans to circulate a form letter
outline to local dive clubs stores and individual
divers for the purpose of registering wheir
various with their various State Senators their
opinions in reference to this proposal: Senate Bill
Lou Fisher from the Broward County Erosion
District reported that the agency along with the
help of many local divers and others has sunk the
NEW DIVE CLUB FORMS IN FT.
An independent self-government dive club was
formed this month by Captain Sam Rich of
Adventure Divers in Fort Lauderdale and Robert
Good of Orbit Marine in Fort Lauderdale. The two
NAUI pro facilities are sponsoring the club and
enlisting members currently for the first meeting
to be held sometime in July.
Membership is open to all certified divers and
costs $65 annually. Benefits from the sponsors
include 20% discount for dive trips, equipment,
tuition rentals, and repairs, plus 20 free air fills, 1
free dive trip after 6 months membership.
The new club has been named Broward County
NAUIDive Club. Monthly meetings will be
alternately held at the Fort Lauderdale High
School and Plantation High School. The major
project the club will undertake this year will be
sponsor the acquisition and sinking of a wreck
offshore as part of the Broward County's
Artificial Reef Program. Club trips, projects,
community services, and the promotion of safe
diving are the immediate goals of the club.
Persons interested in- comingg members'
should contact: Adventure Divers 923 S.E. 20TH
Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316, (305) 523-
8354 or Orbit Marine 1683 South State Road 7
North Lauderdale, Florida 33068, (305) 974-REEF.
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4429 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33021
Our CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS teach scuba
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DIVE STORES/SCHOOLS IN THE U.S., THE
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SCHOOLS (NASDS). The one you won't see in the
sporting goods store. Diving is full time for us.
We'use a MODERN A-V SYSTEM designed by
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923 S.E. 20th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Rebel in 105 feet of water between the second and
third reef almost due east off Oakland Park Blvd.
(See related article). That is four major sinkings
in as many months.
Dave Inman has been made chairman of the the
industry association with Sam Rirh as treasurer
and Bob Good, secretary. Pat O'Toole and Bill Cole
round out the executive steering committee.
Secretary Good urged expanded representation
among the many diving enterprises in the county
in the diving industry associto action. To that effect,
Bryan Brooks was named publicity coordinator
and Corine Rich, membership chairperson of the
The association will next meet on Tuesday,
August 20th at 9 am in the Manatee room above
the Holiday Inn. For more information about the
Broward County Dive Industry Associate Contact
Mr. Good at 974-Reef. For membership details call
Ms. Rich at 523-8354.
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LAS OLAS ISLES- 1 bdrm.,efficencies,
rooms. Pool, Laundry, Cable t.v., BBQ
super location. Wkly or monthly. Low
Summer Rates. Call 525-2223.
ECONOMICAL MARINA- Live-aboard Dock-
age from $180/mo. Showers, Laundry,
Restaurant. DRY STORAGE for Small
Boats from $30/mo. 584-2500.
ISLE OF VENICE- Live-aboards
Pool, Shower, Laundry, Cable, Phone.
208 Hendricks Isle- Liveaboard or
*Showers. Apts., wkly/monthly also
available at summer rates. 463-7067
Admiral's Ct. Luxury Docks, 21 Hen-
dricks Isle. Liveaboard or Storage.
Many amenities. Furn.Apts. 462-5072
NEW RIVER- Hurry! Come see this love-
ly spot! Cable, phone. Parking for 2.
Private, quiet, picturesque. Rent in-
cludes utilities. Call 463-9123.
DOCK SPACE: up to 42'long, 55' over-
head clearance, 5' draft at low tide,
electricity, water. Behind private
home on canal across from Marina Bay.
No liveaboards. $150/month annually.
HENDRICKS ISLE low craft to 42' water
&-electric No pets 467-8371
Dock for rent- Deepwater, Ocean
Access $150/mo. Call 524-3111
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ONAN used Diesel Generators- 3, 6,
7.5 & 12 KW- Available. Call for de-
tails 462-3894 REPOWER SYSTEMS
34' SILVERTON SF 1980 Gas Exc. Shape
$54,900 Days 792-8523 Even.737-9354.
40' Cheoy Lee Ketch Immaculate
Liveaboard/Cruiser equipped to go
anywhere. Offered by 1st owner
WESTERBEKE new 8KW Compact BT Series
Now Available. CAll for pricing and
installation quotes. 462-3894
WOOD- 1500 board ft of Taiwanese Hard-
wood. Make offer. Call Larry 467-7990.
Atomic 4, complete, for parts. Was
running when removed $200. 583-8358
Special Tools- Merc, OMC, Merc 0/B,
Bob Kerr, Stevens & Marine Service
Manuals Pkg. $3500 Call 565-0595.
1000 Sq. ft. of I" BALSA core Sell
all or part for 70N sq ft.
1 freezer and refrigeration cold
plates $100 each. 974-2393 after 5
FOR SALE: Octant (bubble sextant)
with case, average, light system,
instructions. Excellent condition;
good bubble. $200. Call 583-8358.
'79 EXCALIBUR T 330 refinished like
new. Loaded. Must be seen a real gem.
Call 565-3004 Nite 524-0411.
ICEMAKER- New (one day used) Yearling
SS48 Brushed s/s 110V did not fit on
our yacht. Call 585-5067.
41' Morgan 01 Sloop '72. Must Sell
Now!! $50,000 561-0793/974-2393
FOR SALE: Riva 180 motor scooter.
Metallic maroon Imron paint, tinted
windshield, removable travel bags,
dubonnet tweed upholstery (boat top
material to match bimini top), in-
cludes rigging for slinging aboard
by davit. 5000 miles. $1200. 583-8358
MARINE SURVEYOR- buyers & insurance
Surveys for both POWER & SAIL.
Call Ed Rowe at 792-6092.
James Sullivan professes a knowledge
of CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LORAN-C &
PREP. for USCG OPERATOR's LICENSE.
Will teach same to seafarers for $12.
YACHT & COMMERCIAL DELIVERIES- All
areas. USCG Licensed Master.
Excellent references. Phone 3-7pm @
305-739-1995. Power only. Reasonable
rates. Capt. R. M. Cushing.
Experienced HOUSE SITTERS Desire
Home to Care For. 431-1988.
Speak SPANISH or FRENCH in only 3 easy
weeks. SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER $98
INTERPRETING avail.564-6962 / 564-5822
BOAT WAXING- Fiberglass Repair. Ex-
terior Cleaning, Teak, Paint. 920-7896
REFRIGERATION-AIR CONDITIONING RE-
PAIRS & INSTALLATION-- service ALL
brands, 1 yr. warranty on BOTH parts
& labor, $25/hr., day or night, we
custom build most any type of unit or
DO-IT-YOURSELF, we sell what you need
w/free advice. MEETING YOUR COOLING
NEEDS SINCE 1977. Call CUSTOM REFRIG-
ERATION 527-4533 527-0540.
CLEAN YOUR SAILS TODAY or buy new ones
tomorrow. Call for a FREE estimate.
Sails, Sailcovers, Bimini Tops, Awn-
ings, Waterproofing. We pick up and
deliver. The SAIL CLEANERS 491-3327
CANVAS FACTORY- Flybridge covers,
Bimini tops, Mooring covers & Repairs
Mobile Truck will perform work at your
MARINE ELECTRIC & MECHANICAL REPAIRS
at your dock. Call 753-9914.
MICHAEL's MARINE SERVICES offers
custom woodworking, milling & yacht
maintenance to the waterfront com-
munity. Experienced & dependable
with complete shop & mobile facilities
OUTBOARDS -serviced & repaired-
ATWATER 975-2238 reasonable rates.
GOOD QUALITY MARINE WOODWORK
REFINISHING & MAINTENANCE
Call Lee Jensen at 522-2189
Event: New River Raft Race
Effective Time of Regulations: 1000-
1330 EDT 8SEP85
Regatta Area: Restricted area will be
all navigable waters from SW 7 Ave.
ramps east to New River Light Nr 2, &
returning to point of origin.
Type of Event: Race; Rafts, canoes,
kayaks & small boats.
Regulations: Boating traffic in the area
indicated in paragraph above will be
controlled by the USCG Patrol Commander
during the time shown above.
New River Closure: New River area be-
tweeen the SW 7 Ave. ramp East to New
River Light Nr 2 will be closed to all
marine traffic from 1000-1330 EDT
Patrol Craft: Any Coast Guard or Coast
Guard Auxiliary or other vessel desig-
nated by the Commander, U.S. Coast
Guard Group Miami, Florida in accord-
ance with the authority contained in
14 USC 826 & 33 CFR 100.40(b) to patrol
the race. Patrol vessels will fly the
Coast Guard Ensidn or Auxiliary Flag.
Violations: Anyone violating any of the
regulations listed herein, any others,
or directives issued by the Coast Guard
Patrol Commander pursuant to, and to
effect compliance with the above reg-
ulations is guilty of violating the
Navigation Laws of the United States &
is subject to appropriate penalty,
which includes penalties up to $500.
In addition, any licensed officer vio-
lating any of the above regulations or
any other orders or directives isuj-e-
by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander
pursuant to, and to effect compliance
with the above regulations is subject
to having his license suspended or re-
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Broward Community College is offering
a night course MOTORBOAT LICENSE PREP
The course will cover the method of
obtaining any of the three USCG oper-
ators licenses & the studies needed
to pass the examinations required,by
the Coast Guard. The 6-week course be-
gins Thursday eve., Sept 12, 7-9:30pm
Bldg. 5, Rm. 211. Tuition is $18. For
more information call 475-6600.
CELESTIAL NAVIGATION- Broward Commun-
ity College is offering a night course
in Marine Celestial Navigation. Course
will cover sight reductions, sextant
corrections & noon sight. Only ability
to add & subtract is needed to complete
course. The 6-week course begins Tues.
eve., 7-9:30pm. Bldg. 5 Rm. 211. Tui-
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475-6600. Sept 10 the class begins.
Salvation Army Day Camp
100 SW 9 Ave., Ft.L.
The Atl:antic Alliance for Maritime
P.O. Box #27272, Central Station
Washington, DC 20038
WATERWAY CRUISING RADFO CLUB meets the
3rd Thurs.of the month at the Riverside
Hotel, FtL, 11:30am. Call 943-1772.
FLORIDA LEAGUE OF ANGLERS,inc.
"The fish you.like to fish need your
help."Contact: F.L.A., PO #1109,
Sanibel, FL 33957
Fort Lauderdale Citizens Crime Alert
is sponsoring a "National Night'Out"
8-9pm August 13. Residents are asked
to be out on their lawns; turn the
outside lights on. Make it a neighbor-
hood happening. For more information
Careers in the Marine Industry,
MARINE MECHANICS programs to be of-
fered Broward County School's Voca-
tional, Technical and Adult Educa-
tion Programs. Call 524-8006.
State D.E.R. Public Hearing will
be held August 20 in the Broward
County Government Center concerning
the RESOURCE RECOVERY PLANT. Land
use hearing will begin at 9:30ami
4th Floor, S. Andrews at SW 2 St.
SEVEN SEA CRUISING ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box #2190, Covington, LA 70434
Phone: (504) 892-3096
INTERNATIONAL YACHTSMEN's ASSOCIATION
meets the second Thursday of each
month at 8pm, 12 SV 6th St, Ft. Laud.
Phone: (305) 523-8540
GULFSTREAM SAILING CLUB
P.O. Box #1124
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at
Oceanside Holiday Inn, A1A @Las01as
CATALINA .CLUB 485-4316
SOUTH FLORIDA DIVERS SCUBA CLUB
P.O. Box #2091, Hollywood, FL 33020
Meets First Wedesday of the month
at Howard Johnsons on Hollywood
Beach 7:30pm (Aug. 7th).
Greater Ft. Lauderdale BOARDSAILING
Association, P.OB. 240, Ft.L. 33302
Meets third Thursday of the month at
Riverside Hotel on Las Olas 7:30pm
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S 601 So. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale.
-Fort I.auderdale Resident, Over 25 Years
,.-"._ '_-^- .Z _JOE HESSMANN -
Miami Yacht Club
1001 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
The 1st meeting of the Christian
Cruising Fellowship was held last Sat.
July 27. Meeting went well and the 1st
scheduled get-together will be at Bahia
Mar Fri. Aug. 9, 1985. This will be a
dock in & all interested Christian boat-
ers (sail or power) are encouraged to
drop by & join us from 7-9pm. Call for
further info. 583-8358 or 742-7846.
Florida Offshore Multihull Association
Meets third wednesday of each month
(July 17th) at Harbor Light Restaurant
'Old Griffin Rd at North Federal in
Dania. F.O.M.A., c/o Don Seidler
15300 SW 89 Ave., Miami 33157
Hollywood Sportsmen's Club meets the
1st and 3rd.Thursday of each month
at the Disabled Veteran's Hall in
Hollywood. For more information con-
tact Waterfront News' Fishing Editor
Bill Rhodes at 524-9450.
LICENSED CAPTAIN Seeks BOATSITTING
position. Will keep your boat clean,
sound & secure in return for live-
aboard privileges. Also interested
in CHARTERS & DELIVERIES anywhere
anytime. Longtime Lauderdale Resident
with EXCELLENT REFERENCES. 975-8595
Experienced HOUSE SITTERS desire
home to care for. Call 431-1988.
Workspace Wanted.....I need space to
sand and paint my 12' boat, a corner-
of your yard or carport would be ideal
HELP WANTED- -Advertising Sales.
Dade, Broward & Palm Beach
Call for interview 524-9450
VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWER for Night & W/E
duty work in own home. To take emer-
gency calls. Great for retired or re-
tired military. Not an answering ser.
Call Chuck Gregg at Red Cross 581-4221
CHRISTIAN SAILORFwho are tired of
the booze'n cruise weekends are
invited to join the CHRISTIAN SAIL-
ING FELLOWSHIP. The CSF is family
oriented, with sailing on Friday
Evenings & Saturday. Holiday Weekends
and long cruises include Sunday
worship service raftups. Call John
or Ivy at 583-8358.
VOLUNTEER OFFICE INTERVIEWERS- needed
for Broward County American Red Cross
training and supervision provided.
Position requires high school diploma
and some college or other profession-
al training if.possible. Ability to
communicate with people. Call Chuck
Gregg at the Red Cross 581-4221 x17
VOLUNTEER TELEPHONE INTERVIEWERS in
our office or out of their home and
providing emergency communication
service to members of'the Armed
Forces and their families. Need vol-
unteers one day or two half days/wk.
Pofessional training and supervision
provided. Require high school diploma
and some college or professional
training if possible. Call Chuck
Gregg at Red Cross 581-4221 x17.)
DISASTER SERVICES VOLUNTEERS for
RED CROSS'. Volunteers are needed for
telephone "telealert", transportation
drivers, damage assessment officers',
nurses, Mass Care (feeding), and case-
work interviewers. Please call Mary
Sawyer at Red Cross 581-4221 x17 re-
garding training opportunities.
CITRUS ISLES- Deepwater. Meticulously
maint. 2Bed completely updated. 60'
dock. Owner financed 85% $100,000
925 Mandrin Call 523-1553.
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. i
ROBERT P. GARGANO
REALTOR & ASSOCIATES
1700 E' Las Olds Blvd.] Suite 204
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 333.01
SPECIALIZING IN WATERFRONT REAL ESTATE
LIVING & WORKING ON THE NEW RIVER
BREAKWATER SURF CLUB
Wow, what a view! Right on Port Ever-
glades. Watch the yachts & ships of the
world from your backyard 2 Bdrm 2
Bath Just Listed $295,000.
HARBOR BEACH Ocean Access
:Spacious 4 bdrm, 4 bath, 2 story withfireplace
& jacuzzi spa. Walk to private Oceanfront
Harbor Beach Surf Club.
Best Waterfront Buv- Harbor Beach!!
3 bdrm, 2 bath, spacious Living Room and
Private Fenced yard. Best Buy East of
Qayview... ONLY $237,000.
CITRUS ISLES Deepwater
1. Justlisted! 3 Bdrm 2 Bath Spacious Living
Room & Dining Room. Only $129.900.
2.- 3 odrm, 60' Dock,Great yard,
soo & deck entertainment area. $124,500
3. Reduced 2 bdrm Shows like a model!
Assume first & owner second low down!!
SERIOUS BOATER'S DREAM!!!
EXTRA DEEPWATER -9' AT DOCK 80'
WATERFRONT NO BRIDGES OCEAN ACCESS
Spacious 3 bdrm, 2 bath with family room,
den. and 2 car garage. Can easily beF set
up with a complete and separate in-law suite
Reduced only $129.900,
RIVER REACH CONDOS -
Dockage only $10.00 per foot per year!
Golf Tennis Pools Sauna 24 hr Security.
1. NewRiverView!! 2 Bdrm 2 Bath Photo
is actual view from balcony reduced
to $99,000. Owner wants offers.
2. River Reach Rentals Also Available
One & Two Bedrooms as low as S54.000.
Many Other Watertront Listings Available!!!
"New waterfront listings needed...
I have qualified buyers!"
ROBERT P. GARGANO 462-5770
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