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Winterfest sails into Broward
A sailing regetta and riverfront festival have
been added to December's Winterfest in Broward
County. Joining nationally acclaimed boat
parades and an ocean triathelon, and hugely
popular beach party in this week long holiday
celebration beginning December 5th, The First
Annual Winterfest Sailing Regatta and Riverfest
showcase the waterfront. To crown it all off,
entertainer legend, Bob Hope, will be basing his
annual Christmas television special from here.
Gulfstream Sailing Club is organizing and
sanctioning the First Annual Winterfest Sailing
Regatta. The regatta shall consist of one race
with a start of the first class at 11:10 a.m.,
Sunday, December 6, 1987. The race will be
approximately 10 to 20 miles around the club's
buoys course off Fort Lauderdale beach.
While sailors compete offshore, over 100,000
are expected to take to South Beach for a fun-
filled day of star-studded entertainment for the
entire family. Three stages will be set up along
with mimes and clowns, artists and crafters,
international food concessionaires and local
community awareness groups. Roberta Flack will
The following Saturday, December 12th, along
the New River at Fort Lauderdale's Bubier Park,
'the New River Funfest will feature fireworks, an
all day waterfront festival with singer B.J.
Thomas and a "Twilight Preview" of showboats
down the river, a prelude to the Boat Parade.
Over hundred beautifully decorated boats
and yachts will line the Intracoastal Waterway
for a night of elegant extravaganza the same
evening. Broward's, main event "Winterfest Boat
Parade." This year's theme, "Daydreams of a
Child" will be depicted by light be decked boats
and yachts plying nearly eight miles of the
Waterway to the delight of half-a-million
spectators. Millions will see parade highlights
and Bob Hope's Christmas television special.
On Sunday, December 13th, boats once again
be decorated to reflect the Yuletide spirit in
Pompano Beach's finale of the Winterfest
celebration. Beginning at Lake Santa Barbarathe
fleet will make its way up the ICW to the Hillsboro
at the Beach Ball
Sunday, December 6th
December 12th, as a part of the week's
activities, the Tinman Triathelon, will see
amateurs race for trophies by swimming one
mile, then biking 25 miles and concluding by
running 6.2 miles. Competition begins and ends at
Fort Lauderdale's beach.
Volume 4 Issue 9
Bob Hope will be bringing Winterfest, to
the nation. Check out Teri Cheney's cover
art and M.G. Swift's front page story.
Winterfest will include a sailboat
regatta, see 18
...also New River Funfest,23
... a Beach Ball, page 1
...and, of course, the boat parades, see 1
Pleasure boat registration is up in Florida.
Read about it on page-20
Ironically, marina development is being
suppressed. Read on page 8
Congress is moving towards the
bannng of tin-based bottom paint, turn to 6
Wilton Manors is looking for a patrol
boat for the "island city", read about it on
Check out the Sailing Fishing Tournament
results on page 17
A maritime arbitration board has been set
up in South Florida
Ft. Lauderdale to Key West-Race dates
have been announced on page 6
There's an update on the Whitbread
Round the World Race on page 6
And the Ocean Mile Swim is again in
December. Turn to page 14
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2 Waterfront News Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987
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We also offer a neat. temporary
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4 Worerfront News Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987 Letters
In reference to Fort Lauderdale Mayor Robert
Cox's letter (November 1987 WFN) on boating
safety training for young people, his good and
useful interest in waterfront matters has been
noted during the years of my residence here.
Many when I contact them in relation to boating
safety, including the media, the U.S. Coast Guard,
USCG Auxiliary and the U.S. Power Squadron,
have spoken of his help.
I try to be in his "backyard" (at the 15th Street
boat ramp adjacent to Mr. Cox's Lauderdale
Marine) helping some boaters most every
Saturday morning throughout the year.
Often, when I see youngsters I urge their
parents take them to water safety courses given
by the Boy Scouts, USCG Auxiliary, Red Cross,
YMCA, etc. Also I try to encourage the parents to
take a Power Squadron or Auxiliary safe boating
For real young ones I often hand out a coloring
book, Water 'N'Kids. I have given a copy to Mayor
Cox without inferring that he has gotten to that
Robert Cox's response:
Thanks for the coloring book.
There are times when I dothink that am at that
It is obvious that if the private sector doesn't
get better at persuading people to learn boating,
big brother is going to step in and mandate it.
For many of our neighbors, this will not be a
very merry Christmas. There are needy little ones
in our community who will not wake up to gifts
under the tree! In fact, for some children there will
not even be a christmas tree! Some of our elderly
citizens or shut-ins, will be alone this Christmas.
Still others will find themselves away from family
and friends for a variety of reasons.
It has been my privilege to observe firsthand
the many services which The Salvation Army
provides to those in need during the year but
especially at Christmas. This concern extends to
the homeless and hungry -- people who are often
forgotten in the holiday rush.
In addition to donating to The Salvation Army
kettles and other appeals, there are many ways to
help the work of this organization during the
holidays. Volunteers are needed for a number of
different tasks involved in the seasonal
Last year at Christmas, The Salvation Army
was able to aid 41,000 of the most needy people in
our local area and almost six million people
throughout the country. This was only possible
because of the broad support they received from
all of us.
The Salvation Army
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To the Editor.
It's indisputable: we urgently need to expand
the number of high-pressure hyperbaric chamber
facilities here in South Florida (November 1
article in Sun-Sentinel).
With cooperation and goodwill among
members of the diving community, it can be
virtually "painless" to finance recompression
facilities. Example: on the Island of Cozumel,
world-class diving destination, some SCUBA tour
operators collect on U.S. dollar per day from each
diver who ventures out on a charter boat to enjoy
the Mexican reefs. With hundreds exploring the
waters daily, the dollars add up. Each dollar pays
for a one-day insurance policy that covers pre-
and post-dive exams, emergency use of a high
pressure chamber, and treatment by a team of
three doctors who are highly qualified in
hyperbaric medicine. Servicio de Seguridad Sub-
Acuatica provides the one-dollar policy in
addition to a radio-dispatched medical staff on
24-hour standby and a Chris-Craft water
ambulance that patrols the popular dive sites.
I know how the Cozumel insurance policy
works: I saw it in action. On a recent group trip to
Cozumel that I organized, a diver suffered a life-
threatening case of "the bends." Result: severe
pain and suffering, endless hours in the chamber,
and five days of constant medical supervision.
The total bill for the insured diver: one dollar. An
uninsured diver would have paid S10,000 to
S15.000 dollars for this treatment.
If daily we collected a dollar from every
passenger on the dive boats that operate in
Monroe, Dade. Broward, and Palm Beach County
waters, we could go a long way in financing
additional recompression facilities, painlessly.
Why not give it a try? It works in Cozumel.
Editor's Note: Refer to "High Cost of the Bends" by
Steve Hoffman, in November 1987 edition of
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Editor's note: Below is Broward County
Commissioner Nicki E. Grossman's response to
an open letter from the Hendrick's Isle and Isle of
Venice Dock Owners Association which appeared
in the November 1987 issue of the Waterfront
News. The dockowners' reaction follows
Commission Grossman's letter.
Thank you for your letter of October 19th
concerning your recent appearance at the Board
of Rules and Appeals in the City of Fort
The Board is advisory to the elected body,
either City Council or County Commission. I am
certain that each of us demands from those Board
members a degree of professionalism and
courtesy that you obviously feel was lacking at
the October 8th BoardLmeeting.
I sincerely hope that your future dealings with
government will be more positive.
Nicki E. Grossman
Board of County Commissions
Dear Commissioner Grossman:
Thank you for your prompt reply to our letter of
October 19. 1987 and appreciate your attention to
However, we think you should be aware that
the Board of Rules and Appeals is notan advisory
board to the elected body. It is an autonomous,
all-powerful body which does not answer to the
Commissioners, the administration, or the public.
The only recourse to decisions of the Board of
Rules and Appeals, which has the power to raise
your cost of living and of doing business, is to go
to court. That is not a democracy.
Hendricks Isle'& Isle of Venice
Dock Owners Association
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida33315
or phone 305-524-9450.
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Ask Big Al
My boat runs fine most of the time; but,
suddenly she will slow down as if she's starving
for fuel and then pick up again and run great for
weeks at a time. I put in new filters and blew the
lines. The boat ran swell. Last night, though, the
same thing happened. What to do? Help!
What I think it could be is a vaccum block.
When the fuel tank cap is tight and no air can get
in. You either have no vent or it's clogged. Try
blowing out the vents or opening the gas cap to
relieve the vacuum build up: Also a collapsed
rubber fuel line will.cause that problem.
Can I use unleaded gas in my old engine that
always used regular leaded fuel without causing
Many older engines are running just fine on
unleaded fuel. All that really matters is that the
octane is high enough to prevent knocking or
pinging as unleaded is usually lower than
regular. Go to a high octane if pinging occurs.
Make sure your engine is tunned right, too.
I just brought my boat in to a marina to have my
bottom painted and some minor work done. When
I came to pick up my boat, I was told I needed
zincs, some new hoses, tune-up work, packing
and electrical work. The list seemed endless. I felt
that I needed the zincs and hoses. And although
the engines ran ok, I agreed to have them tuned
up. I was told the boat would be ready in two
days. I wasn't. A week.later, after much calling, I
picked up my boat. I'm still in shock over the bill.
The tune-up was terrible. I could have bought the
zincs, hose, etc. for less than half of what I was
charged and the labor charges were three times
what they should have been. You pay before you
get your boat and bringing it back to be retuned or
readjusted only to be told you need more work is
unbelievable. All I cn do now is get my boat
working good again, myself, and stay away from
What has happened to all the marinas in South
Florida? The restrictions on do-it-yourself
boaters, the inflated and obscene pricing of parts
and labor. The shoddy workmanship and the
don't-give-a-darn attitudes are unbelievable. The
renting of space has risen plus all parts and
paints, etc. must be bought from the yard at
inflated prices. The mechanic prices are skyhigh
and the time to do some of the work is stretched
out because of the ign orance of the mechanic and
th, attitude of"he's got a boat, must have lots of
bucks; he can afford it." How about the boater
who can't pay these prices? Slowly he's being
pushed out of boating which is Florida's greatest
attraction because of the pricing of repairs,
storage, fuel and the feeling that "he's got a boat
let's sock it to him." Unless this way of thinking
changes the sales of new and used boats will
slow down and all affiliated businesses will feel
My buddy says that there are blisters on my
fiberglass boat. Two blisters and a few small
ones. Could this be true? I never knew a fiberglass
boat could have blisters.
It's sad but true. You can have blisters on a
fiberglass boat. If the boat is brand new, I would
bring it back to the dealer or manufacturer at
once. If the boat is older, you can have it repaired
by cutting or grinding out these blisters, and
refiberglassing. A good yard can do this for you
at a nominal cost.
After heavy rains or wet weather I have water
on my carpets, my seat cushions, my boat has
water in the bilges and the linings on my
bulkheads and walls are damp. Anyway, can I
find these leaks and stop them?
Your leaks are caused by bad or insufficient
sealing or caulking. I would get in the boat with all
hatches and windows closed. Let someone hose it
down. Mark wherever there is a drip or damp
spot. Check all through bolts, on railings, hinges,
vents, rod holders, etc. It may take awhile, but it
can be done. It should have been done when the
boat was manufactured or equipment added.
Please send your questions to the Waterfront
News as I cannot answer your requests on the
phone. If it is an emergency, I am at the Fort
Lauderdale Coast Guard Auxiliary docks (601
Seabreeze) on Saturdays for vessel exams and
decals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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mariners' licensing regulations
The U.S. Coast Guard announced October 16th
it was implementing the most extensive revision
of the mariners' licensing regulations in 40 years.
The revision will take effect Dec. 1, 1987.
The new regulations simplify the license
structure and are easier for mariners to
understand and use. They also provide for
current marine technology and bring U.S.
regulations into closer compliance with
Currently, 100 licenses are offered. Under the
revision, these will be replaced by 46, and trade-
restricted licenses will be eliminated. The new
structure will allow mariners a greater choice'of
employment opportunities and more flexibility in
moving within the marine field as their careers
The rulemaking has been under development
for six years. Thirty public meetings were held
around the country, and over 1,300 written
comments were received and considered in
drafting the new regulations. Complete
conversion to the new licensing structure will
take another six years.
The full text of the new regulations was
published as an interim final rule in the Oct. 16
issue of the Federal Register. A 90-day period
ending Jan. 16, 1988 is provided in order to allow
public comments on a limited number of changes
not proposed in the Supplemental Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking. Once these comments are
evaluated, a final rule will be published in 1988.
Congress bans tin based bottom paint
The United States House of Representatives a ( ,.' \
passed a bill in November banning the use of /
bottom paints containing tributyl tin (TBT) on o
most recreational boats under 65 feet. The bill
exempts from the ban aluminum boats, which /
cannot use alternative copper-based paints, and /
inboard-outboard engine outdrives, which are
primarily made of aluminum., ..
While being effective in reducing bottom-
fouling growths like algaes and barnacles, .
legislators agree with environmentalists that ,
TBT-based paints also poison marine life and* *' "
maybe people who eat seafood. Scientists told "
Congressman that small amounts of TBT can kill and if approved and signed by the President, the
or deform snails, clams, mussels, oysters and bill will be law until the EPA drafts new TBT
The original House billinclhided boats-up to 82 The action is expected to have little effect on
feet, but it was amended to 65 feet because the marine industry which has since switched
proponents maintained that smaller recreational mostly over to copper-based paints. TBT paints
boats spend most of their time in shallow,- contain tin, which leaches into thewaterfromthe
estuarine waters where the poison causes the paint, keeping a poisonous layer between the hull
most damage to these mollusks. and marine growths that attempt to settle on the
The Senate is currently debating the measure boat bottom.
The 13th Annual Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race
weekend is set for Thursday, January 14 to
Sunday the 17th, and the sailing event's
chairman, Peter W. Grimm, Jr., promises it "to be
bigger and better than all that came before."
Racing and cruising yachts are invited to enter
IOR, IMS of PHRF racing fleets or join the"cruising
flotilla" for the 160-mile run to Key West, said
A skippers' meeting will be held Wednesday
will be held Wednesday, January 13th at
Lauderdale Yacht Club, according to race
publicist Audrey Arbuckle. Call the club at 524-
5508 for entry kits.
The Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90,
which is scheduling a stopover of the sailing fleet
in Fort Lauderdale, already has over twenty paid
entrants. Included in those competitors are two
local sailors attempting challenges,Tony Elliott
and Skip Novak. The, Whitbread folks are
planning a Fort Lauderdale promotion tour for
In spring of 1990 the sailing fleet wi II finish a leg
of the round-the-world race right in Port
Everglades. Local race headquarters will be at
Pier 66 where most of the yachts will be berthed.
Derecktor Gunnell Boat yard is already home for
many "Class A Maxis, so it can easily deal with
repairs, said rae official Margaret Stern. in New
York City. io
An ocen mile swim is planned by the
International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISOF) in
Fort Lauderdale for Tuesday, December 29th.
Swimmers are encouraged to start pre-
registrating on the beach across from the Jolly
Roger Hotel at 7:30 a.m. The event will begin at
9:00 a.m. with swimmers racing south to the
watertower infront of the Hall of Fame. according
to Bob Duenkel of the ISOF. He said swimmerswill
compete age groups from ten and under to
seventy and above.
A new restaurant may be coming to the Ancient
Mariner moored on the New River in Fort
Lauderdale. A Cape May, New Jersey group
hopes to be operating a seafood eatery on board
the convert Coast Guard vessel before December
if all goes as planned.
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Broward News Waterfront News Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987 7
Riverwalk marina appears sunk by parking garage
build less han 25 percent of the project before it
finishes the DRI review.
The Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Property -
Owners Association, which is pushing for a
downtown marina on the same site, will continue
to fight the garage, citing environmental and
traffic concerns. The civic group has issued a
"formal protest" to the Department of Community
Affairs, the state agency that enforces the DRI
"The way to challenge it is at the local level,
through public hearings and I understand they've
exhausted that, said Jeffery Steinsnyder, a staff
by M.G. Swift
A majority of Fort Lauderdale's city
commissioners agree with Broward County's
plans to build a five-story parking garage near
the New River. The commissioners approved a
building permit for the garage east of the
courthouse on the northeast corner of SE Third
Avenue and Sixth Street.
The county and state have agreed to allow
construction to begin before the garage has been
given regional review. Because of the size of the
project the county must apply for approval from
the South Florida Regional Planning Council as a
Development of Regional Impact (DRI), which
usually takes months. The county is allowed to
The north and south forks of the Middle River -
which form the city limits of Wilton Manors- are
mostly no-wake zones. But some boaters
regularly ignore the no-wake signs and the city
police do nothing to stop speeding watercraft,
say local waterfront residents.
"I think it's silly that we're the'Island City' and
don't even have a boat," declared Warren
Westervelt, president of the Wilton Manor Civic
With no money in the city budget for one, City
Manager Wally Payne is looking for a donation,
a 17-foot, open boat with a center console. An
outboard and trailer too. We need a low boat
because of fixed bridges.
Earlier in the year, while considering whether
to buy a patrol boat, the city also explored a plan
to lease a boat from one of its police officers. But
that ran contrary to a city ordinance then on the
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Affairs. He discounts the waterfront property
owners' protest saying it has no legal merit and
the garage project will continue.
Jim Naugle was the lone city commissioner to
oppose the county's plans for the section of prime
Riverwalk property. Naugle feels the city has not
had adequate time to study the proposed
garage's traffic impact.
Quoting song writer Jon Mitchell, Tarpon
River Civic Association President, Tom Tobin
lamented, "We paved paradise and put up a
books and the city council was concerned about
the overtime that policeman would accumulate
since he is one of the highest paid members on the
force. He has said he would be the one driving his
boat if he leases it to the city.
City Manager Payne said he would like to find
someone to donate a boat to the city. The city
council suggested he check into using a
confiscated boat, however, the one the police
currently hold would not be a suitable patrol boat
given Wilton Manors' waters and number of low
The city council has since altered its leasing
law and the city manager is working on the boat
owner/officer's scheduling. So as soon as the
council approves a new Marine patrol ordinance
Wilton Manors can borrow the policeman and his
boat at least as a temporary solution to their no-
wake zone enforce problem until suitable boat
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Dinner Key boat yard's
fate to be decided
The final report of a Miami city review
committee charged with examining two bids for
operation of the "Merrill-Stevens" waterfront
property has been submitted to City Manager
Cesar Odio. Coconut Grove Seaport, Limited and
Dinner Key Boatyard Management Co., Inc. are
the bidders. The report documents the
deliberations of the committee and its final
determination that neither bidder should be
approved by the City Commission.
Both bidders made full presentations to City
Manager Odio and his staff in early November. As
Waterfront News went to press, Odio hadn't
brought the matter before the Miami City
Commissio yet,according to city planner Arlene
Vinetrobe. The city manager, besides having this
citizens report, has an independent auditors
review and recommendations of the bids to also
consider, Vinetrobe said.
A minority report from the review committee
urges the city to give the bid to Dinner Key
Boatyard Management Company. Committee
chairman, attorney William Hicks, Donald
Anguish and Marine Council Executive Director
Richard Briggs signed on to the minority report.
The Marine Industry Committee of the local
Chamber of Commerce also supports Dinner
A "unified development project" like that at the
Merrill-Stevens site involves a very complicated,
detailed and across-the-board bidding process,
observed Ms.Vinetrobe, and the city manager has
to carefully consider every aspect of each bid
before bringing his recommendations to the city
Chapman Field marina plan meets
Coral Gables opposition
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The development of a major marina in
Chapman Field once was considered virtually a
dead issue because of environmental concerns.
Now, after it has come back to life as a viable
project, a group of Coral Gables citizens wants it
stopped dead again.
The Coral Gables City Commission in
September voted to direct the Planning and
Zoning Board of that city to make the Chapman
Field area a preservation district. So doing would
preclude building a marina and other park
It was pointed out in the Planning and Zoning
Board meeting on that same evening that to
change the zoning of Chapman Field would
require a revision of the city's comprehensive
land use plan. Changing that plan is complicated,
time consuming and requires state approval. The
Board had no authority to take action.
Therefore, it turned the matter back to the City
Commission, did not discuss the merits of the
proposal to rezone, did not take public comment
and did not hear the County's presentation.
The City of Coral Gables is saying that although
it approved a plan for the development of
Chapman Field in 1975, since then the plan has
been amplified and they haven't been kept
informed officially. Meantime, the county has had
extensive dealings with the State, hammering out
details of a plan that could be approved.
Gables-by-the-Sea residents are said to be
instigating the rezoning move as they fear
congestion on Old Cutler Road.
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Second batch of Redfish released into Biscayne Bay .
Miami --- Thirty-five thousand juvenile redfish
were released into Biscayne Bay this week by the
University of Miami Experimental Fish Hatchery.
Several thousand more will be tagged and
released next week.
"We're doing something a little different this
time," said Professor Elizabeth Clarke, scientific
director of the experimental hatchery. "We are
working with Dade County's Department of
Environmental Resources Management in a mark
and recapture program. We have held several
thousand fish back and will be tagging them with
a special paint that shows up under ultraviolet
light. We will release the tagged fish next week.
Later we plan to recapture fish from the bay to get
an idea of how well the hatchery-raised fish are
"We've been doing experiments in the
laboratory to make sure that the tag isn't going to
attract predators," says Clarke. "We didn't want
to be painting a sign on the fish's back saying 'eat
This is the hatchery's second redfish release in
the bay this year; ten thousand juveniles were
released early in October. "This is the first attempt
to restock the bay with redfish," said Clarke. "The
natural population there has almost
The juvenile redfish were raised from eggs
provided by the Florida Department of Natural
Work at the University of Miami Experimental
Fish Hatchery is supported by the State of Florida
and the Atlantic Gamefish Foundation.
Winter Reflections on the Bay readies for
The second annual Winter Reflections on the
Bay boat parade is set for Saturday, December 19,
1987. Planners are hoping for 100 boats. They will
be decorated for the Holiday season and parade
from Nova Scotia with Mike when she met an
dispersal point in Sunny Isles Dumfoundling Bay.
A Winter Wonderland Festival area is
scheduled throughout the day to enhance the
Boat Parade. Areas of activity include Haulover
Park and "The" Neighborhood.
At Haulover, Disney characters Mickey Mouse,
Minnie Mouse and Goofy will appear. Miami's
new mascot, The Flamingo, will be there. There
will be a snowman building contest, three stages
for dance, musical and puppet shows and a
foodfest. After the parade, nationally known
entertainers will perform on a floating stage and
the evening will be capped by a 30-minute
At "The" Neighborhood on Indian Creek,
activities include a boat parade starting
ceremony, a sand castle designed by Santa's
Workshop, the Miami Beach Symphony
Orchestra, sidewalk cafes, a Christmas tree
lighting ceremony and special lighting effects.
The parade, which covers a 9 1/2 mile route,
could attract up to 100,000 spectators with 10,000
expected at "The" Neighborhood and 25,000 at
Boat owners who have not already registered
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Santa Finds ICW More Difficult Than Chimney
This may be a partial missstatement since
while Santa by tradition drives the sleigh, said
manipulator of Christmas spirit usually has a
skipper to handle the helm of the annual ICW
vessel imbroglio. Whether Fort Lauderdale,
Pompano or elsewhere in such a confined course,
a, boat parade is full of hazards fortunately
largely camouflaged by the merriment.
Most of the hazards can be minimized by most
careful skippering. These will be mentioned in
this article. The skippers of the parade vessels
have a great advantage since they must attend a
meeting at which procedures are discussed.
Unfortunately even such planning cannorforesee
every event which may turn into an accident.
As a reader you may also be skipper or crew of
a parading vessel or, equally affected, a
spectator boat. The things which can go wrong in
boating should be well known to you, since they
are covered in the boating courses such as United
States Powr Squadrons or US Coast Guard
Auxiliary. But there are special angles brought on
by thee Christmas events.
Despite this being Florida we do have some.
symptoms of winter. Especially if a strong cold
front drives through our area there may be a few
hours of unexpected chill, or cool precipitation,
and gusty strong winds. Have a hand the clothing
to suit. If navigating be alert for sudden gusty
wind, and rapid changes of its direction. Plus,
hard to handle helm a condos or bridges augment
the wind whirlpools. The waterway will be affected
by such winds, and also by the faster running
currents. Parade traffic makes extremely choppy
and churned hard-going for everybody...even
dangerous for numerous overloaded, low
freeboard and poorly powered spectators. Some
of these are rented boats, possibly released by
rental places without demanding the skipper's
demonstration of actual ability.
Whether'120 feet long or a canoe every boat
should have a drill on the donning of life
preservers. When in doubt order everybody to put
the PFDs on, especially if you could be swamped.
Or might have to abandon ship. One PFD per
person, of the correct size. Plus a throwable PFD
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Going overboard, off the boat or a dock, is more
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lights may distract attention, boats are so close
that a body is hard to avoid even if seen, and
celebration noise may blanket warnings. Parade
entrants should have an" over board drill". All on
the vessel must know immediate action: 1) keept
he body in sight, 2) toss PFD and toss other items
to mark the area and show current flow, 3) give
the agreed danger signal, (five blasts) and PAN
PAN on VHF radio, (4) nobody else into water.
Deck persons who may slip while working should
wear PFD and have one that has a light.
One of the most frequent causes of nighttime
boating accidents is the glare from lights -
particularly from those on board your own
vessel. Many skippers cannot see beyond their
windshield due to light reflection from decking.
Check this out before the parade and make
shielding or open vision protection. Items in the
water and even other boats may be invisible.
Some very small boats may be sitting, even
below and become casualties to vessel exhaust
Boat collisions of all types are probable in a
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Every boat must have extra anchor
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immediately droppable, proper signals to show
Communication is often unusually difficult
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tail distance is great, there is much surrounding
noise at many skipper locations, there is unusual
building or other such interference since the
vessel column is often in a ditch. Each boat
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Santa Finds ICW
overtaking, backing down, using your air horm.
This is one time every boat should have a loud
haller, since skipper to skipper contact is vital
and often possible. Larger vessels need this for
bridge-to-lookout and vice versa. Everybody,
everywhere, is encouraged to wave during the
merriment, the distress arm signal should be
understood and used only for real. Make it
unmistakably clear, It would be well to have your
distress flag (orange with black square center)
ieady in case you need to identify your boat.
There are four on-board unusual hazards
during such a mass event:
Electric shock: beware the special wiring and
currents caused by Christmas decorations;
Carbon monoxide; if cold, persons may lie
below and become casualies to vessel exhaust
fumes brought in over the stern, or else to fumes
from special generators;
Falls: not all falls go overboard and there may
be some injury as strange crew step over or onto
objects, or down hatches;
CPR: one person on each vessel should be a
trained CPR ready to provide short-term
And all of these events mean that the skippers
must know how to report, where to go: since on
long parade routes (such as Miami Beach to
Sunny Isles) rendezvous with EMS or a rescue
helicopter needs to be foreseen and no time
Sad to say, poor Santa coming by vessel has at
least two other worries which each skipper must
foresee as requiring action right now. Every boat
must have the proper number and type of fire
extinguishers (despite any installed engine room
item) hanging where readily accessible. If using
the galley, pre-check all fuel fittings. Taking on
water every boat must have a manual bilge
dewatering capability in addition to powered
For all this good care the skipper is taking of
Santa and the teammates, the skipper plus the
radiotender plus key crew must abstain and get
their eggnog or such when finally docked.
May it be a Happy Parade for all!
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5. If you are headed 2700 True in a lifeboat, you
a. north b. south c. east d. west
6. Water should not be issued to occupant
(healthy) people of a life boat for:
a. 8 hours b. 10 hours c. 24 hours d. 48 hours
7. The type of davit used on merchant vessels
a. radial b. sheath screw c. gravity d.
8. What is the most important thing to check
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a. oars b. life jackets c. sea painter d. boat plug
9. Which primarily functions as a support.
a. limber hole b. thwart c. stanchion d. footing
10. When a life raft is launched, the operating cord
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a. a sea painter b. cut out and thrown away c. to
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d. an emergency fishing line
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by Bryqn Brooks
The turtle seemed asleep as Bob and Jeanne
Wershoven swam slowly toward it. They were in
fifteen feet of water off the first reef, in
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. They tried to control their
breathing, as they didn't want to alarm the turtle.
Finally, practically on top of it, they gently
grabbed the turtle by its sides and brought it up to
the surface. The Wershovens were in their
environmental trenches again. Almost nightly
they dive the first reef documenting the turtles
that live and eat there.
At the surface they have measuring devices
and a tool to apply a numbered tag. They
discover, to their delight, that the turtle is a
hawkbill, a rare turtle worldwide, and especially
off Fort Lauderdale. They bring the turtles to the
surface because turtles are air breathers and the
excitement of the capture causes stress and
stress increases their metabolism. They must
Jeanne cries, "Bob, it's 702!"
Bob can't believe it. "Are you sure?"
"Look for yourself. Look at the tag on its
The Wershovens are at the surface two
hundred yards off shore, at night, holding a sub
adult hawksbill turtle. They carefully and gently
measure and tag turtle NNY 702.
Bob and Jeanne Wershoven started tagging
turtles off Fort Lauderdale last year, in an effort
to put data on government computers about
turtles as they travel worldwide. Since they
began tagging turtles in the water, they have
found some interesting'facts. They seem to get
the same turtles each year at the same place.
Finding them, they are able to document their
growth cycle. Turtle NNY 702 was one of the first
turtles they ever tagged, and one of only three
hawksbill turtles they have seen off South
Most of the turtles they tag are sub adult green
turtles. The green turtles seem to like the algae on
the first reef. When Bob and Jeanne find an
occasional dead turtle, they have it necropsied.
Inside the stomach they are finding algae to be
the turtles' food staple, especially for the green
turtles. Now they are starting to collect algae
samples to match up, if they can, to the algae they
are finding inside the turtles.
The Wershovens find that tagging them in
water seems to give back more data than the
usual beach tagging of the mother loggerhead
turtles that crawl ashore during the summer
months off the Southeast coast of the United
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on the beaches, according to Bob Wershoven,
hasn't brought the results that researchers had
Bob says, "We're getting to point where we've
tapped out about all the information we can get
from tagging nesting turtles on the beaches at
night. Tagging the turtles in the water is giving us
a whole new perspective. We're recording growth
cycles in younger turtles and also turtles of a
different species. On the beaches we mainly get
the loggerhead. In-watertagging is giving us data
on green turtles and some hawkbills."
Interested divers in Fort Lauderdale are
collecting algae samples to be analyzed, trying to
help the Wershovens solve the mystery of why
the young green turtles come to the first reef off
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and exactly where they
find the algae they like.
As Fort Lauderdale moves ever onward to
becoming a giant condominium surrounded by
asphalt, the Wershovens release their hawksbill
turtle back into the ocean. They have seen the
young hawksbill grow from barely 30 centimeters
long to over 48 centimeters, in barely a year and
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Everglades, by some wonderful miracle, 702
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Ben Mostkoff; from the Department of
Environmental Resource Management (DERM) in
Miami, said that the proposed sinking of the Navy
fleet submarine USS Turbot (SS247) will be set
back until next spring or summer.
There have been some delays in getting the
submarine turned over to Dade County in Miami
with congressional reviews. With winter coming,
Mostkoff thinks that by the time the paper work is
finished, it will be too late to bring the submarine
from the Maryland Navy yard where it now sits.
On the local front, the Dade County Commission
has approved the gift from the Navy. They have
expressed concern that the submarine not
become a menace, which means, according to
Mostkoff, that there may not be eight entry holes
as originally planned so that divers could enter
the sub. He feels now that when the sub is
dropped, it may be sealed off. Everyone realizes
that the intention of dropping this particular
wreck is to attract divers. That being the case, the
County Commission wants it safe for the diving
In the meantime, Ben Mostkoff wants to go
ahead with the process of awarding a contractor
the job of bringing it down here, so that when it
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Mostkoff said, "We are working with the local
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date & sites announced
by M.G. Swift
"You can help keep our water clean by
volunteering and coming out March 5th for
Waterway Cleanup '88," said "Captain Muck" also
known as Captain Chuck Willard. The captain
was making his rounds at the recent Fort
Lauderdale International Boat Show, promoting
the upcoming Waterway Cleanup and Treasure
Sponsored again this time by the Marine
Industries Association of South Florida, fifteen
sites throughout Broward County have been
designated as gathering points for the annual
cleanup. A "trash bash" party is to be held
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednes
S* Marine Council meeting, 5:30-7 P.M., 495
D E Brickell Ave., Miami. Call 856-0206.
SI f Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, through South Florida Scul
AlIf'le rf O t 5E C December 6th. Call 305-289-0707. meeting, 7:30 p.m., I
C- eN Exhibit: From Mayaimito Miami: the story Hollywood beach. Cal
W C\W5_ of a river, through January 17th, Historic Adam Clayton Powe
ZWPfagnCoinc. b. Museum of So. Florida, Miami. Call 375- Tournament. Bimini. Ce
1492. Sea Explorers Ship #
1224 Southwest 1st Avenue Boating courses in: Deerfield Beach call So. Federal Hwy., Pi
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315 479-0946, Plantation 739-7666, 8500.
Phone: (305) 524-9450 Hollywood 961-4147. Ft. Lauderdale 525- Boating courses in: I
4461. 979-2999, Hollywood i
h above the time indicates a high tide whereas at, HIGH +2.0' +2.33 +2.6'
nhe eal.in lue the figure below is low tide. Call 524-9450 for more TIME 0538.1203.1747 0022*0631.1253
times are military and the tide heights are in information about the tide tables LMW10.14
Feet above or below "mean low tide". A figure LOW +0.4 0.0 +.4
6 7 0 Q Society of Naval At
Winterfest: Beach Ball with Roberta 7 Bahamas Sailboat Fling. Miami to Bimini, 8 9 Suites Hotel, Ft. Laudi
Flack, 10 a.m.-dusk Fort Lauderdale through December 8th, call 1-800-32- Film: Northern Lights Artic-Antarctic South Florida Flats-J
beach at Las Olas. SPORT. voyage. 8 p.m.. Lauderdle. Isles Y.C.. call Hollywood VFWm 0
S Winterfest: Shoreline Decoarting Broward Transportation Coordinating Gulfstream Sailing Club 765-7710. Hollywood. Call 584-11
Competition, call 522-3983. Council,4 p.m., D.O.T. office,780S.W. 4th Port Everglades Rowing Club, 7 p.m., Sail club, 7:30 p.m., G
Rowing Sunday, dawn to noon, Holland St., Ft. Lauderdale. Nathaniels New River Tavern, Ft. Room, Ft. Lauderdale.
Park, Hollywood. Call Port Evergldes South Florida Scuba Divers executive Lauderdale, call 761-7640. Antique & Classic Boal
Rowing Club. board meeting, 7:30 p.m., AGA Bldg., 1-95 Bassmasters, 7:30 p.m., Victoria Station, Lauderdale Isles Yac
Radio Controlled Model Power Boat & Pembroke call 989-7359. Dadeline Mall, call 665-7795. 8823.
Club,noon, Westlake Park, Hollywood. Boating courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call Boating courses in: Plantation call 739- Steamship Historical
Call 721-8923. 463-0034, Hallandle 454-9944, Palm 4556, Dania 962-3949, Ft. Lauderdale 525- call 271-1527 for locate
*Commodore's Cup (Oceani, call Gulfstream Beach 845-7586, Lighthouse Pt. 946-9328, 4461, Hollywood 961-4147 Deerfield Broward Shell Club, 7
Sailing Club at 523-0934. Dania 962-3949. Beach 479-0946. Beach Rec. Center. Ca
HIGH +2.5' +2.2' F2.4' 1-2.1' 12.3' t2.0' +2.2'
TIME 0314*0924.1546.2120 0351.1002.1627*2201 0432*1043.1709.2243 0512.1124*1751
LOW -0.1' +0.4' 0.0' -0.5'- 0.1' i 0.5' +0.2' 0.6
1 3Last Quarter Moon 14Moon E o 15 16
Moon in Equator
Winterfest: Pompano Boat Parade, 6:3C
p.m., ICW. Power Squadron Safe Boating Courses,
o Winterfest: Arts & Craft Festival, George Palm Beach, call 845-7586. River Oaks Civic Association, 7:30 p.m., *Sea Explorers Ship #2E
English Park, Middle River, Ft Power Squadron Safe Boating Courses. 1100 SW 21 St., Ft. Lauderdale, call 462- Federal Hwy., Pompa
Lauderdale. 2220 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Pt., call 946- 1356. 8500.
Steamship Historical Society, 3 p.m., Port 9328. Boating Courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call League of Women Vi
of Miami Conference Room, Dodge USCG Aux. Safe Boat Course, 7:30 p.m., 467-0739, Dania 962-3949, Hollywood location call 764-8961
Island. through December 16th, 2 W. Dixie Hwy., 961-4147, Deerfield Beach 479-0946. Boating Courses in: H
Oleta River canoe trip, 8:30 a.m. Call 375- Dania, Call 962-3949. The Granada Exhibit-Tequesta Indian Tribe, 5043, Lighthouse Poin
1492. Lih dus a *USCG Aux.Seamanship Course.7:30 p.m., Flamingo Gardens, 3750 Flamingo Rd., Exhibit "Arnold N
Regatta of Lights, dusk, Matanzas Bay, Hallandale Community Center, 1000SW3 Davie. Norton Gallery, 1451
St. Auqustine. St Call 454-9944. Palm Beach
HIGH +1.7' +1.8' +1.8' +1.8' 1-1.9' 1.9' 1 2.0' +1.5
TIME 0208*0829*1426.2105 0305.0926*1516*2157 0403*1025.1607.2246 0459*1118.1651
LOW +0.6' +0.5 +0.7' 0.4' +0.6' 40.2' 0.5'
2.0 21. Music: Duncan & Co., 1-5 p.m., Shirttail 22 Winter Solstice 23
New Moon Charlies, New River, Ft. Lauderdale; 7-11 Florida philharmonic Orchestra, 8:.15 p.m. Sea Explorer Ship #258
Moon farthest south of Equator p.m., LaPaloma Bay, ICW, Dania. through December 23rd, War Memorial Federal Hwy., Pompan
SJammin' jazz,2-5 p.m., Fern Forest Park, Auditorium, Ft. Lauderdale. 8500.
Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.3 p.m., Pompano Beach. Gold Coast Watercolor Society exhibition Discovery Center e
American Legion Hall, 171 SW 2 St., Sailboat Bend Civic Assoc. 7:30 p.m., Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale. hours, 10 a. m.-5 p.m., I
Pompano Beach. Call 941-2168. Bethel Church, SW 2nd St and 11th Ave., Holiday mini-camp: "Small Wonders".9:3C through January 3rd
Radio Controlled Model Power Boat club, Ft. Lauderdale call 462-5159. a.m., through December 23rd, Discovery Lauderdale.
noon, Westlake Park, Hollywood. Call 721- Christmas Toyshop, 9 a.m., Salvation Center, New River, Ft. Lauderdale, cal Boating courses in: H(
8923. Army, 100 S.W. 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. 462-4116. 5043, Lighthouse Pt. 9,
Poetry in a Pub, 1:30 p.m., Nathaniel's Boating courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call Boating Courses in: Ft. Lauderdale cal Exhibition: "llya
New River Tavern, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 463-0034, Hallandale.454-9944 Pompano 525-4461, Deerfield Beach 479-0946 Works". through Janu
742-5624. 946-9328, West Palm Beach 845-7586. Hollywood 961-4147. Gallery W Palm Beac
HIGH I 2.6' 12.3' 2.6' 2.4' 2.6' 2.42.5'
TIME 0202.0814.1437.2014 0250*0902*1526*2104 0342.0952*1616.2159 0434.1042.170)
LOW -0.5 0.1' -0.6' 0.0' -0.6' 0.1 5 .0 1
27 First Quarter Moon 28 29 30
Moon on Equator Florida Wetlands Bird Safari, 9:30 a.m.,
through December 30th, Pond Apple
Rowing. Sunday, down to noon, Holland Slough, Davie. Call Discovery Center at Ocean Mile Swim, 9 a.m., Ft. Lauderdale Sea Explorer Ship #251
Park, Hollywood. 462-4116. beach. Call the Swimming Hall of Fame ai Federal Hwy., Pompan
Radio Controlled Model Power Boat club, Ft. Lauderdale Waterfront Property Owners 462-6536. Florida Wetlands Bitr
Westlake Park, Hollywood. Association. 7:30 p.m., Hortt School, Ft. Chinese Acrobats. 2:15 & 8:15 p.m., Bailey Pond Apple Slough, Da
Discovery Center expanded holiday Sunday Lauderdale. Call 462-4629. Hall, BCC-Central Campus, Davie. Center at 462-4116.
hours, also January 3rd, noon-5 p.m. Call Pompano Marine Advisory Board. 2 p.m., Vietnam Veterans, 7 p.m., Hallandale Boating classes in: H(
462-4116. 1201 NE 5 Ave. Call 786-4106. Legion Hall, call 920-4523. 5043, Lighthouse Pt. 9
Annual Florida Pastel Association Show. Boating courses in: Palm Beach call 845- Boating courses in: Hollywood call 961- "Abstract Expressions:
through December, Deicke.Auditorium, 7586, Pompano 946-9328, Hallandale 454- 4147, Ft. Lauderdale 467-0739, Deerfield through April, Lanna
Plantation. Qall 581-9378 9944 Ft I anidprfltlP 46'-nl034 Beach 479-0946. Worth
tHIGH 2.1' 12.0' 12.0' t 2.0' 12.0' 1 9 :2.0' 1.9
TIME 0203*0832*142_52105 0311*0936.1524-2206 0417*1039.1622.2303 0517*1140*171E
LOW +0.1' -0.1' 1 0.2' -0.1' 0.3' -0.2' .0.3'
Vaseline: Andrews Avenue Bridge over New River at mean low water
ndar & Tide Tables WaterfrontNews Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987 15
Jay Thursday Friday Saturday
3.* Ft. Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board. 7 4 Miami to Palm Beach Invitational Race. call 5
p.m., City Hall. the Sailfish Club at 844-0206. Full Moon
Broward County Marine Advisory Commitee *- Winterfest: Taste of Ft. Lauderdale food
Divers general 2p.m., Secret Woods Nature Center,2701 festival, 4-11 p.m., through December Commodore's Cup Race (lake). call
)ward Johnsons, W. S.R. 85, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 357-8124. 5th, Bubier Park. Gulfstream Sailing Club 523-0934.
989-7359. St. Petersburg Boat Show, through American Sailing Association instructor Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Christmas
Memorial Wahoo December 7th, Bayfront Center Yacht qualification clinics, Punta Gorda, call213- Dinner Dance, 7 p.m., Marriott Crocker
1-800-32-SPORT. Basin. Call 305-764-7642. 22-7171. Center, Boca Raton. Call 428-5592.
i8. 7:30 p.m., 800 Eastern Shores Yacht Club. 7:30 p.m., Deerfield Island Park nature walk, 9-11 Moonlight Gourmet canoe trip, dusk,
npano. Call 942- Winston Towers Marina, Miami Beach. a.m., through December 5th. Call 357- Snapper Creek to Biscayne Bay. Call375-
Call 932-0720. 8100. 1492.
jhthouse Pt. Call Boating Courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call Commodore Club, noon, Flaming Pit, No, South Florida Scuba Divers annual
2-5043. 463-0034. Fed. Hwy., Pompano. Christmas Party. 8 p.m., call 923-0654.
-2.4' -2.6' 1-2.4' +2.6' +2.3' +2.6' +2.3' HIGH
11834 0109.0719.1342.1918 0151*0802*1423*2000 0232.0843.1505*2042 TIME
-0.1 +0.4' -0.2' -2.6' -0.2' +0.4' LOW
iglers. 7:30 p.m.,
. ie just so. of
society 6.30 p.m.,
- Club. Call 581-
.ociety. 7:30 p.m.,
10 p.m., Pompano
10 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Club, 8 p.m., Wilton
Manors Women's Club, 600 NE 21 Ct. Call
Intracoastal Yachtsmen Association. 7:30
p.m., Harbor Lights Restaurant, Dania.
Council of American Master Mariners.
luncheon, 2502 No. Federal Hwy.,
Lighthouse Point. Call 943-2038.
Stuart Sailfish Club Invitational Light
Tackle Tournament, through Decemer 13th,
Boating courses in: Hollywood call 961-
414 7 Ft I l r lorrlilo 4~Rfi_ '1
Stranahan House Friday Social. 6 p.m.,
north bank of New River at NE 6th Ave.,
Ft. Lauderdale. Call 524-4736.
Quiet Waters Park nature walk. 9-11 a.m.,
Pompano Beach, through December 12th.
Broward Archaeological Society. 8 p.m.,
Broward County Commission Meeting
Room, 4th Floor, 100 So. Andrews Ave.,
Ft. Lauderdale. Call 749-0851.
Theatre: "Mr. Scrooge", 8 p.m.. Pine Crest
rhnni P ll 4Q11 AOI7
1 2 Winterfest: Ft. Lauderdale Boat Parade.
6:30 p.m., Port Everglades to Lake Santa
New River Funfest, noon-11 p.m., Bubier
Park, Ft. Lauderdale.
Tin Man Triathelon Race.-7 a.m., Ft.
Coral Reef Annual Regatta Cruising Event
#12, call Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing
Association at 666-8094.
Canoe Clinic. 9 a.m., Miami, call 375-
Christmas for the Animals Bizarre. 10 a.m.-
3 p.m., Wildlife Care Center, 3200 SW 4
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+1.9' 12.1' +1.8' +2.0' +1.7' +1.9'
2326 0556*1204.1835 0017.0642.1248*1924 0109.0735*1336*2014
+0.3' +0.6' +0.5' +0.6' +0.6' +0.6'
17 18 19
Greater Ft. Lauderdale Boardsailing Assoc., 18 Bob Hope's T.V. Special from Winterfest,
7:30 p.m., Riverside Hotel, Ft. channels 5 and 7 8-9 p.m.
Lauderdale, call 525-9463. American Merchant Marine Veterans, 1
7:30 p.m.,800 So. Florida Yacht Charter Assoc., 8 p.m., Boynton Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 4250 NE5th
o.Beach, call 942- Seafair Dania. Call 923-2808. p.m., ICW, from inlet south. Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 925-5869.
Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Stranahan House Friday Night Social, 6 Merchant Marine Academy Alumni
ters, for time and Marine Task Force, 11:30 a.m., 208 SE 3rd p.m., New River, Ft. Lauderdale. Association, 6:30 p.m. Call 467-0940 for
Ave. Markham Park nature hike, 9 a.m., location.
Ilywood call 922- Winterfest: Black Tie Ball, Marriott through December 19th, Sunrise call357- Navy Seabees Veterans. noon, 1700 N.
979-2999. Harbor'Bdach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale. 8100. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 781-
wman in Florida" Boating Courses in Dania call 962-3949, Community theatre: "Secret Charity", 4237.
S. Olive Ave., W. Hollywood 961-4147, Ft. Lauderdale 463- Opus XXX Playhouse, 7889 Wiles Rd., Steamboat Creek canoe trip. 8:30 a.m.,
0034. Coral Sorinqs. Florida Keys call 375-1492
: 2.23 2.0' 12.3' i2.1' 2.5' 122'
-*2335 0549*1209.1746 0024*0637.1259-1836 0112*0727*1349*1924
0.0' i0.4' -0.2' i0.3' -0.4' 10.2'
24. Ft. Lauderdale Boat-Club social. 7 p.m.. for 25 26
i7:30 p.m., 800 So. location call 431-7239.
b Beach, call 942- Port Everglades Propellor Club. 6:30 p.m., Theater: "Emperor's New Clothes" (Pied
call 463-2683 for location. .Piper Players). 11 a.m., and 3 p.m., Sunrise
kpanded holiday Tarpon River Civic Association, 7:45 p.m., Musical Theatre.
londay-Saturday, Calvory Church, 706 SW 6th St., Ft. Film: "The Shoemaker and the Elves". 3
SNew River, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 763-6760. p.m., through Decemer 27th. Discovery
Christmas Carole Service, 10 p.m., Trinity Center, New River, Ft. Lauderdale.
plywood call 922- Luthern Church, NW corner of So. Christmas Music: Duncan & Co.; 1-5 p.m., 6-10
9-2999 Andrews and SW11thSt., Ft. Lauderdale. p.m.; Shirttail Charlies, New River, Ft.
Balotowsky: Early Call 463-2450. Christmas Carole Service, 10 a.m., Trinity Lauderdale.
iry 31st. Norton Boating courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call Lutheran Church, NW corner of So. "Buck Miller Showing", Art Institute, Ft.
I' 463-0034, Hollywood 961-4147. Andrews and SW 11th St., Ft. Lauderdale. Lauderdale, through December 31st.
i 2.3' 2.4' 2.2' 2.32.1' 2.2'
*?255 0529*1134*1805*2355 0626*1230*1902 0059*0727.1325*2004
-0.4' 0.1' .2' -0.1' -0.1' -0.1'
1 The tide table datum is based on the New River
31 at the Andrews Avenue Bridge. Data can be
adjusted for other locations by using the "Time
Adjustments to Tide Table" in the low right hand
corner of this calendar. Call 524-9450 for more
.7:30 p.m.,800 So. Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club New Years Raft- information
Beach,942-8500. Up, Lake Boca Raton, call 968-8255. TIME ADJUSTMENTS TO TIDE TABLE
SSafari, 9:30 a.m. New Years Eve Party, mid-night, Marina
Lie. Call Discovery Bay, Ft. Lauderdale. High LoA
Children' New Years Eve celebration, 7 Boca Inlet ......................... +08 Minutes .......... ............... -+17
Illywood call 922- p.m. through 9 a.m., January 1st; Deerfield Beach ................... +12 ................................. +11
i9-2999. Discovery Center, Ft. Lauderdale. Call Hillsboro Inlet ...................... -31 .................................. -50
SRecent Sculpture", 462-4116. Bahia Mar ............... .. ...... -20 .....................................-18
h Museum, Lake War. 8:15 and 11:15 p.m., Musicians Port Everglades ..................... -45 ...................................62
Exchange, Ft. Lauderdale. Dania Cut Off .......................... +45 ...................... ............ +28
S2.1' i 1.8' Davie Bridge........................ +40 ............................ +40
.2358 0612*1235*18o8 Haulover Inlet ................. +38 ......... ..... ............... +39
--0.2' :0.3' Government Cut (Miami) ............. -39 ................................-56
16 Waterfront News Volume 4 issue 9 December 1987 Fishing
Does an artificial reef create new fish life?
by Jack McClintock
VIRGINIA KEY, FL--It takes hundreds of years
for nature to grow a reef and create the beautiful
underwater environment teeming with a
profusion of sea life, that divers and fishermen
love. Or, you can sink a couple of old school buses
and get the same effect instantly: an artificial
reef, and more fish to catch.
Or can you?
The truth is, scientists don't know. Does a new
reef create new fish life by providing a home for
larvae that would otherwise die, or does it simply
attract mature fish from other reefs?
"We've been making artificial reefs out of
everything from Mercedes Benzes and shopping
carts to rusty old ships," says Pat Walsh; an
assistant professor of marine biochemistry at the
University of .Miami's Rosenstiel School of
Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). "The
public perception is that they work, because
when you go diving you see more fish.
"But that hypothesis hasn't been tested, and we
want to find out."
To find out, Walsh and others are building
another artificial.reef and making a careful two-
year study of what happens. Walsh will work with
Michael.McGowan,a plankton expert at RSMAS,
and with William Richards and James Bohnsack
of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
The study will be financed by the Florida Sea
Grant program and the NMFS.
Most fish have a plankton stage of life. As eggs
or larvae, they drift along on the water's surface,
easy prey to larger creatures.
"If artificial reefs are to create new life, they
have to attract these larval fish rather than adult
fish from other reefs," says Walsh. "The
hypothesis is that when the time comes, a larval
fish has to find a home or die. Otherwise, it will get
weak and others can grab it." Building more reefs
will provide more spots for the larvae to settle,
and more of them will survive.
"We've been building reefs on the assumption
that they will help produce more fish life," Walsh
says. "But there is no convincing evidence either
way. We want to know for sure."
The only way to know for sure is to count fish
and identify them by species and age.
If fish found on a new reef are older than the
reef, they must have come from somewhere else--
most likely another.reef.
The fourscientists will study four species, all of
which arefamiliar to divers on Florida reefs: blue-
headed wrasse, bi-color damselfish, white grunt
Richard will try to learn which larvae from the
plankton settle on natural reefs and which on
artificial reefs--and when and why.
"We want to compare what's up there in the
plankton with what actually settles out on the
reef," Richard says. "Do the plankton drift along
randomly until they reach the right kind of habitat
to settle on? Or, can they spot what they like and
This will be harder than you might suppose.
Larval fish don't look much like their adult
counterparts, and the science of larval fish
taxonomy is itself in a larval stage.
"We can match only 10 percent of larval forms
to their species," Richard admits, "and only 50 to
60 percent to genera. To give you an example,
there are only 20 kinds of snappers, but if we see
the larvae we can only identify three by species.
We have to learn how to do that better."
Learning to identify fish larvae more
accurately will be a side-benefit of the study.
Walsh and McGowan will also compare the
genetics of fish found on the artificial reef with
those found on natural reefs, to determine
whether certain fish prefer one reef type over
Bohnsack will examine the importance of reef
size to fish concentration, and try to answer the
question: Which is most productive, a single
gigantic super-reef, or several smaller ones of the
Bohnsack has raised other questions about the
recent enthusiasm for artificial reefs. The idea
seems like a free lunch--we get rid of solid waste
while creating fishing opportunities.
But is it? Bohnsack believes we should
question this assumption.
"I'm concerned about relying on 'materials of
opportunity', especially considering that Japan
rejected this approach, and has spent over $100
million annually since 1976 for reef construction
and research," he wrote in a recent article. "If
Japanese researchers are correct, it might be
possible to build reefs with specific design
features that will attract particular species with
economic or ecological importance, rather than
merely attracting a random assemblage of
Bohnsack is also concerned that "the
.enthusiasm for ARs (artificial reefs) could draw
attention away from possibly more beneficial
fishery management actions such, as enhancing
or preserving existing estuaries and other natural
This two-year experiment is a step toward.
answering these questions. The experimental
reefs will be made of hollow concrete cubes with
six-inch walls perforated by circular holes. These
three-ton cubes--" dice blocks," the scientists call
them--are designed specifically to be reefs, and
have been tumbled into the waters off Key
Biscayne, Fla. in the last few weeks.
"It'll be nice to see. more habitats for diving."
Walsh says. But the spot will be secret, and he
asks that anyone who finds the reefs not disturb
them or their new inhabitants.
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Waterfront News Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987 7
Ft. Lauderdale Semi-Annual Billfish Tournament results
The 45th running of the Fort Lauderdale Semi-
Ar.,ual Billfish Tournament was another success
for the well-known event. The field of 141 boats
and 276 anglers caught a total of 82 billfish over
the three day period. 10 were brought to the dock.
72 were tagged and released. After a slow day
Friday due to uncooperative weather when only
10 sailfish were tagged and released, things
picked up on Saturday with a total of 47 sailfish
and one marlin. Sunday 24 sailfish were caught.
The tournament awards points of 200 each
sailfish tagged and released, 400 each white
marlin or spearfish, 600 each blue marlin and 800
for each swordfish. Each angler is allowed to
bring in one sailfish per tournament to the dock
for weigh-in to compete for heaviest sailfish
awards such fish, however, are counted at 4
Fall Fishing Festival
by Charles Seitz
Small craft warnings on November 7 forced a
postponement of the first Sands Harbor Fall
Fishing Festival in Pompano Beach to November
The new date, however, offered improved
weather conditions, as sixty-three anglers
sought catches of dolphin, King, tuna and wahoo
to earn points toward the top prize.
Tom Duquette, of Pompano Beach, succeeded
in claiming three top awards with his weigh-in a
42 1/2 pound dolphin. Duquette, aboard the "R &
R" with Captain Arnie Booth, earned the$1,500.00
Top Angler, $200.00 Top Dolphin, and $1,500.00
Top Boat awards.
Second Place angler, with 33 1/2 points was
won by Roger Perillo aboard the "Sea Maiden"
with catches of dolphin and wahoo.
Fifteen-year-old Ken Voyer of Pompano Beach
earned the Top Junior Angler and Largest King
awards with a total of 26 points. Voyer was
aboard the "Reel Music."
Tuna catches were scarce during the one day
event; and no tuna catches were reported or
The Hard Luck award was presented to Dick
Blakely of Pompano Beach. Blakely, aboard the
"Climax" boated a 89 pound Blue Marlin. The
marlin was caught on 20# test line after a two
hour flight, but was not an eligible fish in the
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points per pound not to exceed 200 points. Marlin
are brought in.
The Bootlegger totalled 1200 points to win the
boat and crew award of S10.000.00. Second
place boat was Yellowtail with 1000 points,
winning S3.000.00. Next eight boats were: third
place X'austed Rooster 800 points, S2,000.00;
fourth place boat Sundance 26. 800 points,
S1.500.00; fifth place boat Never Enough, 600
points. S1,250.00: sixth place boat Surge On, 600
points, S500.00: seventh place boat Billfischer II.
600 points, S400.00: eighth place boat Southern
Comfort, 468 points, S300.00: ninth place boat
Mario The Baker, 400 points, S200.00: tenth place
boat Jan. 400 points. S100.00. Ties are determined
Top tournament angler was Tony Pupo on the
Bootlegger with total of 800 points two sails and
the white marlin. second top tournament angler
was 12 year old Jeremy Huston with 800 points.
Winner again determined by time.
S1,000.00 Semi-Sweep team prize for wahoo,
dolphin and tagged sail was won by anglers on
Something' Fishey. The heaviest sailfish was 73-
1/2 pounds. brought in by Joe Vason on
In the non-billfish category the 23 pound
dolphin caught by Robert Banting on the
Endeavorthe second day gave him $2,000.00: the
heaviest wahoo caught by Andy Wiqqers on the
Sonethin Fishey weighed 27.5 pounds giving him
S1.000.00: Frank Langdon on Kat' Rival brought in
a 69 pound tuna winning S500.00.
The next tournament will be the 46th for the
Fort Lauderdale Semi-Annual Billfish
Tournament and will be held April 22. 23. 24, 1988.
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Gulfstream Sailing Club elects new commodore
by Lynn Pena
JOINING Nick Marinelli as Commodore of
Gulfstream Sailing Club are Jim Albe, Vice
Commodore; Steve Scott, Rear Commodore;
Heather Cartier, Secretary; Marie Roy, Treasurer
and Mike Penva to join the Governing Board. The
Annual Change of Command Dinner/Dance will
be at Marina Bay January 9, 1988. They were
elected by the membership in November.
Membership in the club is open to anyone
interested in sailing. The Sunfish fleet sails and
races at Independence Bay and the Ocean.
An active racing group races'Round the Buoys in
the ocean as well as a Coastal Series and an Off
Shore Series. All the members can enjoy the mini-
cruises or Raft-ups held every month as well as
an extended summer cruise to the Bahamas or the
Keys. For more information on the club and their
activities please call our membership
chairmen....523-1762 and 962-0179
will be presented, Tuesday, December 8 at 8 p.m.
will be presented, Tuesday, December 8 at 8 p.m.
at the Lauderdale Isles Yacht and Tennis Club
2637 Whale Harbor Lane, Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets
are $4.00 and will be available at the door.
Do you need Experienced Crew? Do you want to
Cruise to the Bahamas or the Keys? Do you want
to Crew for the Racing Series? Do you need crew
for Cruising? Do you want to learn to Sail?
One of Gulfstreams new and active committees
is The Crew Pool. With their list of Skippers
willing to take Members sailing or racing and a
list of members wanting to crew for a day of
sailing or racing members are given the
opportunity to test and improve their skills as
well as ocean sailor or ocean race and meet other
members of the club. Through the Crew Pool,
Skippers will show novices and beginners the
ropes....and the winches, the sail covers, the
mops, the buckets etc....
In case you missed the Seven Seas Cruising
Association presentation of "Northern Lights" at
Winterfest sailing regatta planned
This year's Winterfest celebration will include a
sailing regatta to be held on December 6th. It will
be held in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale
Beach Ball. which will feature many activities
throughout the day.
The regatta is hosted by the Gulfstream Sailing
Club. The race will be open to all for an entry fee of
only 515.00. Five classes will compete for
beautiful trophies and prizes. The classes are IOR,
PHRF, Assigned Rating, Cruising Multi-Hull and
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by the public for windsurfing. The new wind
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voyage to the icy-polar regions as sailed by
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continued via the Panama Canal to Easter Island,
Pitcairn Island and Patagonia enroute to Cape
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Columbus Day Regatta: a different perspective
by Jim Johnson
To hundreds of sailors racing in the Columbus
Day Regatta on Biscayne Bay is the highlight of
the year. I guess to most of them thoughts on
approaching the starting line are how to get to the
finish line first. We are different; our thoughts are
on how to get across the starting line. We have
entered our sailing sloop, Sea Rascal, seven
times and have met with disaster at the starting
line three times.
The first time we entered we had never done
any sailing except alone in a big body of water.
Being in a small body of water the hundreds of
other boats overwhelmed us. We did not find the
starting line until our division and two others
were on their way. So, we just joined another
division hoping nobody would notice one green
flag among all the yellow flags. Of course, we
were already eliminated but made an effort to sail
the course, anyhow. About midway, approaching
race marker "G" we ran into a large thunderstorm
and could not see for more than twenty or thirty
feet. After sailing toward shore away from the
course a short distance we did what any bold
sailor would do: lowered our sails, dropped
anchor, closed up the hatches and broke out the
rum. When the storm cleared we found ourselves
anchored about twenty feet from another boat
that had followed our procedure. Neither of us
knew the other was there.
For the next two years nothing eventful
happened. Then, on our fourth regatta entry, we
were in proper place back of the starting line and
as we began to unfurl our forward sail, the upper
swivel siezed up and we could only get a few feet
of sail out. We completed the courseanyhow with
mainsail only, arriving at the overnight
anchorage south of Featherbed Banks long after
everybody else had stopped sailing and started
the evening festivities.
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In the 1987 Regatta we went in fully prepared.
Every piece of equipment had been checked and
double checked. Our navigation was planned to a
fine point so that we could sail between any two
markers without a second of lost time. The deck
was clear of all non-essentials and the bimini top
lashed down flat. At ten minutes to starting time
we were in a good position and nothing or nobody
was going to keep us from a good race this time.
Nobody that is, except for Mr. Murphy, that guy
who wrote all the laws about everything that
happens to people like us.
First, Mate Penny had the helm while I was
making last minute sail adjustments. What had
been a light rain suddenly turned into a heavy
thundershower and visibility dropped to almost
nothing. Without the bimini top the heavy rain
was blinding us. Penny yelled that she could not
hold a straight course and I took the wheel as we
turned dangerously close to an anchored boat.
My first impression was that we were forced into
a circle by some kind of a freak wind. Then it
dawned on me that I was turning the wheel
beyond the stops oops!- no rudder. I wasted
little time getting the anchor down and sails
lowered and then started checking out the
I have a theory that for most mechanical
problems there is some degree of human failing.
This one was no exception to that rule. I was a
victim of my own nostalgia. I had recently
replaced the steel wheel that belonged on the boat
with a pretty wood wheel, choosing to overlook
the fact that it did not fit perfectly and now was
turning on the shaft.
After about two hours of work I had the wheel
reasonably secure on the shaft just as the
committee boat departed. Where is the protest
committee? How do they expect me to start with
no starting line?
Back in No Name Harbour late Sunday
afternoon we got a weather report that the
tropical storm that had been heading west toward
Central America had turned north and was
expected to develop into a hurricane. Later it had
turned to the northeast, increased to hurricane
force and a warning was issued for the lower and
middle Keys. The park police announced that the
park was being closed and all boats must leave
No Name Harbour. Some left immediately and the
rest of us held a council of war and decided to
wait until morning and go up the Intracoastal. I
for one, had no intention of going outside in the
dark in seven to nine seas, with questionable
At six A.M. we celebrated Columbus Day by
leaving No Name Harbour and heading up the
ditch under Hurricane Warning now extending up
the coast beyond Palm Beach. The trip north was
rough enough on the inside, I would not like to be
outside. We arrived at Port Everglades just after
noon and found that the 17th Ave. Bridge could
not open because the power lines were out. We
waited about two hours and could get no
information on when, or if, the bridge would open.
That left us with very poor choices. We decided
the best of a bad lot of choices was to go back
south to Hollywood, the best place around to
anchor. So, we got all set to ride out a hurricane at
anchor but, atfour P.M. we heard on the radio that
the 17th Street Bridge was now in operation so we
headed north full speed and happily arrived at our
home dock at six P.M.
Now we are eagerly looking forward to
entering the 1988 Columbus Day Regatta. Did I
hear somebody ask, why? I don't know; maybe
we think that it is the greatest thing going. Then
on the other hand; perhaps we just have a morbid
curiosity to find out just what the hell can happen
to us next year.
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Rampant Development Is Choking Waterfront Access
As the number of recreational boats in the
United States continues to increase each year,
access to the waterfront is being threatened in
many areas by rampant shoreside development,
according to a special report in the October issue
of Cruising World. "There's no question that
nationally there is a shortage of both dock
facilities and launching ramps," says Bob Moyat
of the National Marine Manufacturers
Association (NMMA). Based on the-number of
boat registrations, Moyat estimates the need for
another 300,000 slip spaces nationwide just to
meet current demand.
Space is especially tight in Florida, along much
of the East Coast and parts of Southern California
where- high waterfront property values have
attracted non-marine users who are squeezing
out boatyards and marinas. "We're the condo
capital of the United States," says Casey
Fitzgerald, chief of Florida's Bureau of State
Lands Management, Conversion has taken its toll
in other places, such as New Jersey, where
dockage has decreased about seven percent in
recent years while boat registrations increase by
8,000 annually. Despite high demand for slip
space there, Sea Grant specialistJohn Tiedemann
says marina owners are selling out to developers
"because the land becomes worth more than their
Capitalizing on th shortage of dock space,
some boatyards are abandoning traditional
seasonal rentals in favor of dockominimum
conversion -- the long-term leasing or selling of
slip space. Neil Ross of the nonprofit
International Marina Institute in Wickford, Rhode
Island, has identified at least 145 such
conversions around the country, in which
dockage is selling for an average of $1,000-$1,500
per foot, a price out of the range of many small-
boat owners. But according to NMMA's George
Rounds, the cost of boating is simply going up:
"We've moved out of the blue collar market to
middle and upper-middle level."
While dock space is growing short and costs
are rising, there are many in the industry and in
government who believe steps can be taken to
preserve marine facilities and keep boating
within the grasp of the ordinary sailing family.
The most frequently mentioned remedy is tax
relief for marinas and boatyards under which
owners sign away development rights in order to
be taxed at a lower level. Stronger zoning
favoring-water-dependent uses -- so called Blue
Belt laws -- is another possibility. Voters in
Portland, Maine, last May imposed a five-year
ban on condo and other non-marine development
along the city's waterfront. A third step is
increased public-private collaboration, similar to
a program operating in California, where the
government lends money to private parties to
build recreational and commercial fishing
Pleasure boat registrations
Florida boat registration statistics for the fiscal
year 1986/87 have just been made available and
the popularity of pleasure boating is reflected by
the increase of 31,282 boats registered as of June
30, 1987. This brings the overall registration of
commercial and pleasure boats up to 644,813.
Last year the total was 613,531.
Dade County (Miami) was again first in
registration with 47,356 pleasure boats and 1,258
commercial craft for a total of 48,612. Pinellas
County (St. Petersburg) held on to second place
with 38,853 pleasure and 1,541 commercial craft
for a total of 40,612.
Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) moved past
Hillsboro, (Tampa) which held third place last
year, registering 37,329 pleasure and 1,161
commercial for a total of 38,490. Hillsboro was
close behind in fourth place with a total of 38,037
Duval County (Jacksonville) held fifth place with
28,328 pleasure boats and 920 commercial boats,
Palm Beach county held sixth position with
26,862 pleasure boats and 708 commercial for a
total of 27,570.
Surprisingly two inland counties rank in the top
ten category. Orange County, in the Orlando area
held.seventh rank with 26,239 pleasure and 301
commercial for a total of 26,540. Lee County held
eighth position with 24,162 pleasure craft and
1,623 commercial for a total of 25,785.
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and 930 commercial for a total of 18,027.
Overall, the most interesting statistic comes
from Class A-2 boats (12 feet up to 16 feet)
increased by 4,509 during the year to a total of
259,331. However, the next size, Class 1 (16 feet to
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Boat show short stories
by M.G. Swift
Eldon Simons was on the verge of landing the
biggest deal of his life thirty years ago in his
native Bermuda. He had located a tanker boat,
called the L.C. Brown, that was within his means
and seemed to meet his needs for the fueling
service he was planning to provide his fellow
islanders and hopefully make a fortune for
himself,. too. Unfortunately, there was an
untimely devaluation of the English Pound on the
eve of the transaction and Eldon's deal went sour.
Since then, Mr. Simons has become a boat
builder and marine welder, and seven of his boats
have been christened The L.C. Brown.
Simons' latest project is no exception. And the
newest L.C. Brown stood out as a shiny
workhorse among gaudy showboats on "E-Dock"
at last month's Fort Lauderdale International
Boatshow at Bahia Mar.
"Weldin' Eldon", as Simons is known at the
Derecktor-Gunnell boat yard, where he's
currently the welding foreman, and his welding
crew took four years to build a 25-foot six-inch
aluminum tugboat during their spare time at the
yard. Rather than lay people off, during slow
periods, Simons said, the yard management
sanctions projects like the L.C. Brown to keep its
employees' skills sharp for when the season
Eldon and his welders took full advantage of
this progressive management practice, mig and
tig welding quarter-inch aluminum to form this
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22 WaterfrontNews Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987 The Main Brace
Covering the Waterfront
by Bobbi Belanger
At the Riverwatch in Marriott's Marina on the
Intracoastal Waterway at 17th Street Causeway
you'll find BOY'S NIGHT OUT.
The Riverwatch is a lovely room with high
ceilings, lots of wood beams an a sunken dance
floor that's a mite too small. The club offers
three bars and a dinning area off to one side that
offers a distance from the band for conversation
and a breathtaking view of the Intracoastal. It's a
large room with glass all around, but it is quite
cozy because of the multi-leveled architecture.
Boy's Night Out packed the room and the tiny
dance floor. Offering Top 40 music from the last
few decades, this tight, energetic group consists
of (ladies first) Erin Hagerty, on lead vocals, Merv
Thompson, also lead vocalist and featured on
percussion; David Bertok on Simmons electronic
drums; Marty Farmer, bassist and background
vocals (Marty also takes care of the lighting
between licks); and Wayne Hood, the "alleged"
leader of BOY'S NIGHT OUT, who plays guitar,
sings both lead and background vocals and
programs the keyboards.
Boy's Night Out is a compilation of local and
imported talent. Hood, Thompson and Bertok all
hail from the far reaches of Miami, while Hagerty
is from Illinois originally and Farmer comes to us
from Virginia. No matter where they come from
they have come together here for a dual purpose:
to play for themselves and entertain others.
Hagerty and Hood were in a group called the
Rockaholics for about four years and played area
clubs like The Candy Store and the Button South.
Thompson spent eight years with Channel 7 as a
video tape editor, and played in an R & B group
when he met up with Farmer. The two of them
played together in a group called Night Shift and
played club dates. Bertok doesn't say much; he
expresses himself through his instrument. His
drum set-up gives an ethereal sound to high
energy tunes such as "Fake" (sung by Merv) and
the funky tune "Word Up".
Other songs in their repertoire include
"Addicted to Love", "Head to Toe", "Open Your
Heart", and (not my favorite!) "Love You Down".
This group can play just about anything you
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could possibly need to get your feet moving and
your booty shaking. Check 'em out!
December promises to be another wonderful
month of Jazz greats in Fort Lauderdale.
Penguin's once again brings us a classic example
by booking pianist MONTY ALEXANDER. Duffy
Jackson will be there in full regalia on drums; the
bass player is yet to be selected. Tickets for the
December 3rd concerts (8 and 11 p.m.) are on sale
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The Musicians Exchange has booked THE
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5th; PIECES OF A DREAM on the 11th and 12th; and
have WAR scheduled for New Year's Eve. Call
them for times and ticket costs.
In Miami, on South Beach the Waldorf Towers
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The Main Brace
New River Funfest to bring people downtown
An all day event that promises fun for the entire
family has been added to the Winterfest cadre.
Called the New River Funfest, it is being
sponsored by radio station Joy 107 FM and the
City of Fort Lauderdale will get underway at
Noon, Saturday, December 12th at Bubier Park on,
the historic New River.
Joy 107 is providing major recording stars to
entertain the expected family crowd throughout
the day, including B.J. Thomas.
A huge 6-foot by 8-foot gingerbread house
provided by Atlantic Federal Savings and Loan is
guaranteed to win the attention of every child and
an animated toyland provided by Tile Outlet will
ensure that everyone sees the holiday season
At 5:30 p.m. the Twilight Preview of
Winterfest's world-renown Boat Parades begins.
Families attending the New River Funfest will see
the Grand Marshal yachts and other showboats
that will lead the parade up the Intracoastal
A special boat following the Twilight Preview
will light up the skies over the New River with a
fireworks extravaganza sponsored by
So you can catch all the action on the
Intracoastal, a gigantic viewing screen will be
erected at the park. This is the first time the
Winterfest Boat Parade will be seen from a remote
Admission is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for
Waterfront News Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987 23
Pompano boat parade
celebrates 25th year
The night lights of Pompano Beach become
brighter than ever on December 13 when the
Silver Anniversary Holiday Boat Parade takes
place at 6:30 p.m. along the Intracoastal
An estimated 300,000 spectators are expected
to be on hand to view what has become one of the
most unique holiday season spectaculars in
South Florida. The parade is one of the major
annual events of the Greater Pompano
Beach/North Broward County Chamber of
Commerce and it is co-sponsored by the Marine,
Industries Association of South Florida.
The Grand Marshal for the boat parade is
former Miami Dolphin wide-receiver, Duriel
Harris, the national spokesperson for the "Just
Say No To Drugs" campaign.
Spectacularly decorated boats of all sizes will
make their way along a designated five-mile
route, parading their colors and saying "Happy
Holidays" to residents and visitors alike. Lights,
costuming, music, and special effects makes this
an event that you and your family will not want to
Last year, as many as 75 vessels participated
and awards were presented in 15 various
categories. There is no entry fee and any size boat
is eligible to participate.
Bleachers seats are still available, on a
reserved basis, for $15 from theGreater Pompano
Beach/North Broward County Chamber of
Commerce located on E. Atlantic Blvd.in Pompano
Beach. For more information, please call the
Chamber at 941-2940.
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24 Waterfront News Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987 Power Boats
'87 World Championship results
Superboat (Boat make and model, driver of record,
hometown, points) 1. Gentry Eagle, 48-foot Cougar cat, Tom
Gentry, Honolulu, 705 points; 2. Popeyes Diet Coke Special,
Cougar cat 50, Al Copeland Sr., New Orleans, 628; 3. Maxon
Marina, Cougar vee 46, Tim Clasulll, Basking Ridge, N.J.,
Open I 1. Cougar, Cougar cat 41, Steve Curtis, England,
1,100; 2. Wildcat, Apache cat 38, David Street, Meredith,
N.H., 596; 3. Luchaire, F&B vee SO, Fablo Buzzl, Italy, 596
(second-place tie broken by higher average speed for
Modified 1. American Dream, Shadow cat 30, Peter
Hidalgo, Opa-locka, 927; 2. Dirty Laundry, Skater cat 32,
Joseph Mach, St. Louis, 925; 3. Bala Bandit II, Baja Cat 33,
John Sauselen, Bucyrus, Ohio, 563.
Pro Stock 1. Ocean Outboard, Skater cat 32, Anthony
Caligure, Lynbrook, N.Y., 829; 2. Triple Threat, Shadow cat
30, Wayne P. Vince, Bloomsbury, N.J., 418; 3. Captain
Maintained, Skater cat 32, Bill Kaye. Chicago, 361.
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by Bob Black
Perhaps it's the inherent dangerthat surrounds
Offshore Powerboat racing that brings families
close together. Perhaps it's a shared love of the
water. But whatever it is, combinations of father
and son, brothers, a husband and wife and
occasional father-daughter racing teams are
found more commonly in Offshore than in any
other professional sport.
Not that they always race together, although
some do. Some race classes apart, as do
Connecticut's John D'Elia, the 1986 and 1987
champion in Modified Class, and his son J.D.
D'Elia, who finished second this year in Stock A.
Others race against each other. John Antonelli
of Fort Lauderdale was the runner-up in Open
Class this year and his son, Nick (Hollywood,
Florida,) finished sixth. Nick took third place in
the final race of the season, beating out his dad
who was fourth. If Nick had let the old man beat
him to the flag boat, John Antonelli would be the
Open Class champion for 1987, not Bob Kaiser.
Some race with each other. Al Copeland Senior
and Junior of New Orleans are often in the same
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Superboat, but they also run against each other.
Copeland brings two boats to each race and if
they are in good operating condition, two boats
race. Father and son, mano a mano.
Norman Gentry often navigates for his father in
Superboat, but just as often the two Hawaiians
run Superboats against each other. In Stock B,
the winners this year were Joe Sorrentino, Senior
and Joe Junior. The two firefighters from
Lauderhill are always together. Even their boat
name says it: Fully Involved.
Two years ago, Allan and Kirk Dunteman of Oak
Brook, Illinois were third in the Pro Stock class.
Last year the winning boat was another
father/son team: Dominick and Paul PalombLof
Kinnelon, New Jersey.
Of the some 70 national race teams on the
circuit in 1987, there were ten father/son
combinations. A year ago, there was a
father/daughter combination as Jerry Girschner
throttled for his driver daughter Kristyl. Jerry
retired at the end of the 1986, but Kristyl has found
There are eight different groups of brothers on
the circuit. Most race together like Jeff and Kenny
Kalibat of Island Park, New York, last year's
World Cup champs in Stock B, and Felix and Juan
Serralles of Mercedita, Puerto Rico, runners up in
1987 in Pro Stock. Byron and Terry Hill of Ft.
Myers took turns skippering Panama Jack this
Some race separately like Eddie and Danny
Martinez who drive different teams. But always
together are Michael and Karyn Cross of
Southfield, Michigan. This husband an wife team
won seven divisional races in a row this year!
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OFFICE- converting 2-story house
550 sq ft each floor total 1100 ft.
& 12 St. Remodel to suit. 746-3891..
HOME- LHP. 2x2, dock, 50 amp, deep
water, no fxd bridges. Furn. or unf,
jacuzzi, F/room. Seasonal or yearly.
1st, last & security. 426-1572 or
OFFICE SHOP w/hs space on New River
Rent from 100 to 12,000 square feet
next to Sun Power Diesel, 413 SW 3rd
Ave, Ft. L. Ask for Brad 522-4775bwd
SUPER LOCATION: efficiencies & 1-bed
Weekly/Monthly rates. Waterfront
apts. off LAS OLAS. Call 463-7067.
LAS OLAS ISLES- 1 bedroom efficie-
ncies, rooms. Pool,.laundry, cable
TV, BBQ, super-location. Low rates,
weekly on monthly. Call 525-2223
ISLE OF VENICE- Sandpiper Resort.
One bed apts. & efficiencies from
LAS OLAS ISLE OF VENICE- studios &
efficiencies. 1 & 2 bed apts. Nicely
furnished. Pool & laundry facilities.
DEEPWATER DOCK- BR luxury condo
Pomp Bch $1500/assume mtg 792-9802
Key Largo, New 14X70 mobile home
w/40 ft dock on 60/ft canal-excel-
lent-Bring your toothbrush. $87,000
584-5970, 434-0370 week days.
Hollywood estate on the water. 3/4
acres land. No fixed bridges to the
ocean. Over 200 ft of seawall and
dock. Concrete and full utilities
dock electric Davits for 25 ft boat
Outdoor wet bar and entertainment
area. Cabana room wth full bathroom
Screened-in swimming pool, heated.
2 car garage with extra large park-
ing areas. 3 bedroom-3 1/2 bath.
Extra large eat-in kitchen. Well
built custom-made house, Spanish
style, $795,000.00 by owner/broker.
Broker co-op Ford Realty, Inc. 305
16X43 dock 2 bed, 2 bath Hollywood
condo. One short block to ocean.
$170,000 Call Siesta Realty 944-1191
Las Olas 7 Isles charming point lot
with docks. 6000 sq ft home. Many
extras. Priced right at 795,000 for
quick sale. Arthurs-Zeman Realty
SW FT LAUD/RIVERSIDE PK- immac Ig
2/2 pool deepwater new dock fam rm
garage many extra include hi assum
mtg. Must sell! Only $120,000.
Call olga cauvin 523-7172.
ECONOMICAL.MARINA- liveaboards from
DRY STORAGE for sm boats from $50/mo
ISLE OF VENICE- liveaboards, up to
52', pool shower, BBQ, laundry,
cable, phone. Low rates! 525-2223.
RIVERLAND OFF NEW RIVER- night light,
locked fence, good security. This is
a lovely spot. No liveaboards.587-8451
DOCKS STORAGE from $75/mo. Liveabds
welcome. Easy ocean access. Showers
Service. Repairs. J&J Marina. 4550
Ravenswood Rd. Ft.Ldl. Call 981-2001
YACHT DOCKAGE & MAINTENANCE SERVICE
ideal for absentee owners. 587-8984.
SUPER LOCATION- liveaboard, pool,
jacuzzi, cable, laundry. Off Las Olas
208 Hendricks Isle. Call 463-7067
SANDPIPER RESORT 91 Isle of Venice-
dockage to 50'. Liveaboards welcome.
ONLY 5 MINUTES TO HILLSBORO INLET-
water/elec plus storage bay. 781-2627
Dockspace for large sailboat. Near
LHP Marina, 5 min. to Hillsboro Inlet
125' canal one lot from turnbasin.
New 80'dock, No live-abds. 942-7855
Powerboat- 35-40' No fixed bridges
Call 463-0926 or 522-6266.
Dock on New River up to 50' $300/mo.
Water/elec. Call 525-3865
Riverland off New River 583-7947
Safe and secure dock $100/mo.
Sunrise Key, Deep water, no bridges,
up to 65' boat, water/elec. at dock,
no liveaboard. $300/mo. 763-6367
Las Olas Isle of Venice. Elec, water,
pool, shower, laundry. 462-5515
Pompano, 1 block off Atlantic & Int-
ercoastal, Water/elec. 785-1752
SW Ft Laud capt's quarters & dock.
$550. Dock alone $200. New River E of
95. 463-6435. Open Jan 10
Prime Dockage for large yacht near
17th Street Causeway at Ocean World.
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& ASSOCIATES, REALTORS
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LAS OLAS ISLES-Deepwater No Fixed Bridges.
3 bedrooms, 2 Bath home. Just listed $325,000.
.NEW RIVER-Deepwater Estate. 3+ Bedroom, 4 1/2
Bath, situated on a Point Lot Approx. 1 Acre with 373'
of Waterfront. Vaulted ceilings, Fireplace, Wet Bar,
Roman Tub Pool, etc., etc. $650,000
CITRUS ISLES-Just Listed- 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Com-
pletely upgraded. New Light oak contemporary kitch-
en, new master bath, white italian tile floors, central A/
C, Garage, New Spanish Tile Roof, Heated Pool & Spa
in Tropical setting with 75' of Waterfront. $189,000
STEWARDESS- 130' motor yacht. Must
be experienced, mature & free for
extensive world travel. 833-2830.
GOOD WORKERS required by U-Neat-A-
Maid: homes, yachts, offices.
Call Nancy at 463-9779.
SAILING TO SOUTH PACIFIC. 74' yawl.
Depart Dec. 1 or 2 FM. Add'l crew
Ages 22-40 preferred. FTL 763-1907.
MATE NAVIGATOR SAILMAKER for
deliveries & offshore passages
celestial navigation, loft quality
sail repairs underway, provisioning
for passages & cooking.
Call Kim Sanders (305) 764-8191
CAPTAIN FOR HIRE- USCG 100-ton Lic.
Deliveries &/or island trips. Exp.
fisherman. Call Capt. Joe Kane
LICENSED CAPTAIN/ENGINEER- mature
reliable. 30 yrs experience.
Capt Dick 305 480 9684
YACHT CAPTAIN- 100-ton Ocean Oper.
Power and sail, all areas, available
for charters and deliveries as well
as permanent position, excellent
references. 305-977-3934 Capt Ed
Cruise ISLA MUJERES TO BELIZE Dec
12-19. 50' ketch. Belize cruises
also. Pegasus Charters 525-3865.
COME SAILING- capt & crew will give
you vacation of a lifetime. 361-3680
RIVER REACH CONDOS-Live On An Island! Ft.
Laud. private island featuring 24 hour manned securi-
ty, golf, tennis, saunas, 3 heated pools.
NEW LISTINGS GREAT FINANCING
1. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath-convenient first floor apt.,
2. 1 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Baths. Newest buildings from
3. 2 Bed, 1-1/2, Only $70,000.
4. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, From $72,000.
5. Larger 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Covered Parking.
Newest building from $77,000.
6. Largest Corner. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Covered
Parking. New Building from $90,000.
7. Rentals also available, from $550.
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Living and Working on the New River
26 Woterfront News Volume 4 Issue 9 December 1987
SAILORMAN- World's largest & most
unique, new & used marine emporium.
Send for catalog. 305 State Road 84,
Ft.Laud. 33316. Phone 305-522-6716.
WHITE OAK all sizes available.
Norcold 2 door fridge. 12 v/110 $600
Magic Chef 4 burner oven with propane
tank, $425. Call 565-8840.
9'6''300 cub radial 8 HP Yamaha
Perfect $200. Call 565-8813.
13' Avon S400 15 HP Johns n $3000
27" mens 10 speed $135 Call 525-8840
Diving equipment (new) BC regulator
instrument panel tank/cover knife,
gear bag $450. Ladies 2 pc wet suit
large (new) $80. Call Doris 761-3495
Beautiful new spa earthtone complex
TE with turbo jets new warranty $800
Roller-Furling Like RCW complete w/
heavy 120% sail 2,000 361-0048.
Achilles Dinghy-Floorboards and
pump. 4-man cap. $180 Call John
761-3495 (after 4 p.m.)
Alden FAX TV cost $3995 sell $1500,
TI 3000 333 with 49TCH. Auto tune,
c;3t $50 5 Sell $1500.. 728-8876
We have (2) 388hp CATERPILLAR D336
complete with: newly built trans-
missions, risers, new inner coolers,
mountings, Morse couplings (for 22"
shafts), 7000 hrs, all in excellent
running condition. $12,000.
Call Bob or Tom 305-581-9200.
Rebuilt atomic 4, Detroit diesels,
diesel generators all sizes Sunpower
Oissel 522--4775 (Jay)
Onan Westerbeke, Kohler, Northern
Lights new & used 4 to 45 KW Sunpower
Diesel 522-4775 (Jay)
New Westerbeke generators boat show
prices! RPM Diesel Engine Co 764-6800
Kholer 12.5 KW diesel generator.Lots
of spare parts, engines,pumps, etc.
$1500 obo call 791-3523
ONAN- used diesel generators avail.
All sizes. Call for details.
REPOWER SYSTEMS 462-3894
ONAN PARTS- new & second heads, cams,
blocks,.manifolds, cranks, stators &
rotors. We have it! Don Hillman, Inc.
2501 State Road 84. Call 581-2376.
BATTERY MASTER- high output 100 amp
marine alternators and controls.
Smythe Miller Marine 305-525-5618.
CABIN CRUISER- 20', 90 Merc. Max 50
hrs, $1999. OPEN BLUESTAR FISHERMAN
16', 40hp, max 50 hrs, $999.
FLOATING HOME- trilevel luxury model,
fully furnished, jacuzzi, water bed,
entertainment pit & more. Reduced
price for quick sale. Call 974-0010.
SAILBOAT KITS- any stage of comple-
tion, from bare-hull. L.F.Herreshoff
designs. 23' 28' & 37'. Also space
for completion. Contact Dave Parkins,
Parkins Marine 583-0688 or 525-7421
9-FOOT DYER SAILING DINGHY COMPLETE-
$500 1987 Yamaha 4hp near new
$450 pair $900. 122 Isle of Ven-
ice Dr Slip #1 Knight-N-Gail.
Classic 38'x5'6"x9'5" British built
CUTTER- pine on oak, copper rivets.
1938. Volvo MD11. Carries hard din-
ghy. $12,500. Call 521-7455 digital
beeper touch tone only.
ALL PAINTING; Varnishing, Engine
room detailing, general maintenance.
Reasonable rates. Call 527-5760.
ATLANTIC MOBILE MARINE REPAIR-
gas,idiesel & electrical repair.
24 hr dock svc 978-1640.
SMYTHE MARINE SERVICE
Yacht Maintance & Repair, Air Cond.,
Electrical, Mechanical, Refrigeration
USCG licensed MARINE ENGR.
ACRYLICRAFTERS- like new repair for
holes, cracks, blisters, scratches
in gelcoat/acrylic surfaces.583-1800
COMPLETE RIGGING AT YOUR DOCK-
competitive prices, quality service
Ask for Ted 463-7100.
HAIRCUTTING in your home or mine,
by land or by sea, call 527-2753
Hair by Dee. Please leave message.
CHAMBERLAND YACHT UPHOLSTERY
Reupholstery & custom work: autos,
home furniture, boat cushions & can-
vas, bedspreads, drapes, Tonneau
covers, renovations, etc. Call Lisa
LAUNDRY & DRYCLEANING SERVICE-
free dockside pickup, quality ser-
vice. Call George at 587-9868.
IS THE NUMBERS GAME KEEPING YOU FROM
MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS? Let us do
your bookkeeping, billings, corre-
spondence & help with other office
work. Will also guide through incor-
poration, taxes & the business maze.
REFRIGERATION AIR CONDITIONING
Repairs & 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-TT-YOUR-SELF, we sell what you need
with free advice. MEETING YOUR COOL-
ING NEEDS SINCE 1977. Call Custom
.Refrigeration at 527-0540.
CANVAS FACTORY- Flybridge covers,
Bimini tops, Mooring covers & Repairs
Mobile truck will perform work at your
site. Call 781-1970.
Try CRUISING CANVAS of 1500 W. Broward
(Three blocks east of 1-95)
Custom marine canvas, repairs, yard
goods & do-it-yourself supplies.
FREE ESTIMATES. Call 467-2722 today.
ATLANTIC MARINE CANVAS- 100% mobile
Prompt quality workmanship 975-6957
COCONUT CANVAS- top quality construc-
tion, innovative design, dependable
service. Call for a free estimate '
782-6414 in Pompano Beach.
NATIONAL CANVAS for all your canvas
needs at 128 No. Fed. Hwy. (6th Ave)
Delray Beach, FL. Call 1-305-278-6521 ,
SUZIE Q YACHT SERVICES for all yacht
interiors, exteriors, cleaning,; varnish
refinishing. Excellent work 764-5852
HULL CLEANING underwater. Call Bob
leave message at 463-9810.
No more Waxing! Boats, cars, aero-
planes. New teflon systems. 12 mth
warranty. We come to-you. Free es-
timates. Apple Polishing Systems
Inc of Pompano Beach. Call us on
Mnthly mntc. Call 587-6207 (24hrs)
BOAT CLEANING SERVICE- custom wash &
wax, teak cleaning & oiling, varnish-
ing. Wkly & bi-monthly service.
PO Box 10081 Pompano Beach FL 33060
APPLE POLISHING SYSTEMS. Never wax
again. Quality Teflon surface pro-
tectant. Your boat, car, plane fully
protected. Your place or ours. FREE
ESTIBATE/DEMO. Call 764-2548/523-5145
SCOTT's CLEANING SERVICE, Inc.-
total boat care, bottom service,
free estimates. Call 925-7182.
BOTTOM SCRUBBING & RECUVELY. Hulis
cleaned in the water. Props pulled.
Call Len, leave message. 587-3202
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Repair & remodeling, cabinetry.
Your dock or mine. Jack Anderson
PROFESSIONAL GEL-COAT & FIBERGLASS
repairs- polishing at reasonable
prices. Call 443-5333.
'MICHAEL's MARINE SERVICE offers
custom woodworking, milling & yacht
maintenance to the waterfront com-
munity. Experienced & dependable
with complete shop & mobile facility.
Established in 1981. Call 765-1466.
CUSTOM MARINE WOODWORKING (QUALITY)
Richard Giambersio restores, renews,
rebuilds. Intrs.extrs. Call 791-8972
MINI CARPENTER SHOP-
fully equipped with machinery. Power
plus phone incl. Near Lester's Diner
for rent $400/mo. Call 463 2577.
The BEST IN TEAK cleaning, varnishing
& paintwork. Island style USCG Lic.
Have van will travel. Call 728-8194
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Boat owners leave your problems
with NICK MANTAS. 35 years European
& American experience. Can assure
you of big savings & quality in
CARPENTRY, TEAK DECKS, FABRICATIONS
ALTERATIONS, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR &
FIBERGLASS. Call 456-1757.
DOCKSIDE YACHT CARPENTRY
Custom wotk mica, teak, hardwoods.
Renovations & refinishing. 771-0734
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Scuba classesbNAUr. Call 564-8661.
,James Sullivan professes a knowledge
of CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LORAN-C &
PREP for USCG OPERATOR's LICENSE.
NWili teach same to seafarers for $12.
SHOULD SAILORS FLY? For-answers
to everything you wanted to know
about aviation for fun or profit;
visit Cap'n Jim's Floating Ground
School:for coffee and a friendly
chat. (305)462-2853 or 726-2920.
SCUBA INSTRCTN- no eqpmnt necessary
Holiday Inn Oceanside Mon&Wed(eves)
Sheriton Design Center Tues & Thurs
classes begin !st month. Call for
free brochure. Bob Sheriden, 584-3375
or (Sheriton)920-3500 extn 7125 (eve)
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Save money* Carry-in repairs on most
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licensed**Serving Fort Lauderdale
since 1955*Dick Ross, 122 SW 5 St,
downtown Ft Laud. Call 305 764-4470.
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Pre-purchase & Insurance, Sail &
power. Wm. Seager. Tel 791-8628
MARINE SURVEYOR- buyers & insurance.
Surveys for both POWER & SAIL.
Call Ed Rowe at 792-6092.
MARINE SURVEYOR & Consultant
Capt. Boyd Hildebrand 925-4214 Ft. L.
MARINE SURVEYOR- prepurchase and
insurance, power or sail, fiberglass
wood, metal. Stem to Stern. 483-8318
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