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Seafood festivals flourish
Fort Lauderdale -- Blackened dolphin, conch fritters,
seafood pizza, shrimp, clams, crab, oysters, swordfish,
catfish, squid, frog legs, mussels and sushi are just a few
of the seafood delicacies that will be served at the fourth
annual Fort Lauderdale Seafood Festival.
From 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Bubier
Park, 30 at South Florida's finest restaurant will serve
tempting seafood dishes at nominal prices. Admission to
the Festival, which benefits the Fort Lauderdale Historical
Society, is $1.
"No two restaurants may serve the same seafood dish,
says Patricia Rathburn, chairperson of the event for the
fourth consecutive year. "This means the restaurant must
be quite innovative in creating seafood fare that will tempt
Among the restaurants participating in the Festival (as
the Waterfront News went to the press) aie Seafood
World, Mr. Laff's, Fish Tales, Cap's Place, Lagniappe Ca-
jun House, Sausalito, Half Fast Raw Bar, Crabs Seafood
House, Chowders Danny's Calabash's Crab Pot, Cafe 66,
London Pub and Kelly's Landing.
"The Seafood Festival is a great way to spend a Satur-
day afternoon with your family since we have something to
please everyone. You can enjoy a variety of seafood special-
ties, stroll along the New River and enjoy the music,".Rath-
In addition to sampling foods from some of Broward'.s
finest restaurants, festival goers will enjoy continuous
live musical entertainment provided by a variety of top
jazz, bluegrass, calypso, country, big band and contempo-
rary musicians performing continuously on two stages.
Among the bands performing are Peter Graves, Nestor
Torres, Little Nicki and The Slicks, Clarence Shervington
and The Invaders and Toni Bishop.
For kids, there are games and booths, including the
popular fishing hole. For the young at heart, there is the
annual oyster eating contest, which provides as much en-
tertainment for the watchers as the slurpers.
Everyone will have a chance to make a "splash" by dunk-
ing some of South Florida's most politicians, public figures
and media personalities in the Festival's popular dunk tank.
The Fort Lauderdale Seafood Festival is one of the top
five annual festivals in Broward County attracting more
than 60,000 visitors. It ranks as the single greatest
source of income for the Fort Lauderale Historical Society,
other than government funding. The Historicl Society is a
private, nonprofit organization whose goals are to collect,
preserve and distribute historical information on Fort Lau-
derdale and Broward County.
Parking for the Fort Lauderdale Seafood Festival is
available at curbside in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area
and in the City Parking Garage at S.E. First Street and
S.E. First Avenue, just north of the Festival site at Bubier
Park on the north bank of the New River at Andrews Ave-
Spring is the time for seafood festivals in Fort Lau-
derdale and Pompano Beach. Teri Cheney's cover illustra-
tion gives you a taste and the front page story tells you to
The Triple Crown of area fishing the Miami Billfish
Tournament, the Fort Lauderdale Semi annual Billfish
Tournament and the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo gets
underway in this month and runs into May. Catch page 8
The Dania Marine Flea Market is rolling into town in
April. Read all about it on page 15
Ant!fg-t !Fi April. 24th throuwh.th_3!9t-
Find the racing schedule on page 18
During that same period back in Broward is the Week
of the Ocean. See page 12
A marina owner was elected mayor of Fort Lauderdale
in March. Refer to page 7
Jim Sullivan will get you lost in the "Bermuda Triangle"
on page 10
The Coast Guard Auxiliary and towboat operators
have an issue before Congress. Read more on page 6
Power boaters are gearing up to attempt a world's
record transatlantic time. Read about the history of
this endeavor and detail of the 1988 challenge by turning
to page 20
There was a reunion of classic Trumpy yachts on the
New River recently. See Ray Isard's photographs on 11
The Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament
is having its annual banquet and auction. See page 9
Yacht clubs from throughout the county will be compet-
ing in California for the 1988 U.S. Yacht Club Chal-
lenge. Find page 14
An artificial reef in Broward has ben dedicated in the
memory of a late angler, Jay Dorman. Please turn to page 9
Local sailors are among the entrants in a single handed
transatlantic race planned for later this year. See 18
Two waterfront neighborhoods are working to im-
prove their communities on page 7
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(Reference to the article about the Nautical Heritage
Festival at Miami's Charles Deering Estate in the February
at Miami's.Charles Deering Estate in the February 1988 is-
sue of Waterfront News.)
The Deering Estate property is a most interesting place
to visit. Charles Deering was an illusionist from Chicago.
My sister and I saw it for the first time when we went on a
Florida vacation many years ago. I returned several other
times when in Miami with my husband.
I'm glad to know they are making use of the Deering
Estate as on our last visit there we thought it was begin-
ning to show a lack of care.
Your paper brings in so many of the fun facts, serious
problems and useful information.
St. Louis, Mo.
We have learned from NBC, which will be the television
network on the 1988 Summer Olympics,that about 15 min-
utes has been allotted to Sailing.
A total of 179 hours, 30 minutes of coverage is sched-
uled overall rom the 23 Venues. If this plan goes through,
the Yachting Venue, with eight classes of boats fighting
through seven races each will receive .0013 -- or slightly
over one one hundredth of a percent of the TV coverage.
We're not sure exactly how many people in this country
sail. We do know that almost 70 million people participate
in recreational boating every year.
Track and Field, Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving and
Boxing will, of course, receive the lion's share of thecover-
age. We have no quarrel with that. It's good television.
Good ratings. But we can provide some good ratings too.
-The man in charge is Terry Ewart. Coordinating Pro-
ducer, The Olympics, Room 2673C, the National Broad-
casting Co., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020.
Write him. Tell him about the millions of people who sail
in the U.S. If you are located in big sailing country, call or
write your NBC affiliate and enlist their help.
SYou can point out, if you want, that in 1984, the U.S.
Sailing Team brought home three gold and four silver med-
als. Out of a possible seven medals! No nation in any venue
since the modern Olympics started has ever done so mag-
SThe 1984 coverage from ABC was rotten. Roone Ar-
-ledge made some on the spot decisions day by day to by-
pass the Yachting venue. Pusan is much further from Seoul
than Long Beach was from Los Angles and communications
will be more difficult. We need to get the wird through
now -- ahead of time.
Let's not have a repeat of 1984.With both the Cup and
the Olympics this fall, we could have some great television.
This is news to us at NBC Sports. We have made no
programming commitments to any of the Olympics venues..
We don't want to paint ourselves into a corner. It's way
NBC Sports will telecast the first professional sailing
series in the United States when the multi million dollar
Ultimate Yacht Race regatta series is presented on three
sports specials in May, August and October of 1988. The
announcement was made by Arthur A. Watson, President
New York City
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Responding to Mr. Thomas L. Sullivan's letter in the
March issue of the Waterfront News, it is not only the
American Littoral Society's position alone to halt beach re-
nourishment, but also many other residents' position. I won-
der if Mr. Sullivan is writing on his own behalf, or as a
statement from Broward County Environment Quality Con-
trol Board, which appears below his name?
The problem is that beach renourishment simply doesn't
work. The southward drift of sand that occurs naturally
along our coast has been halted by the Port Everglades in-
let. Nature, if left alone, constantly opens then refills out-
lets to the sea. Man created that inlet by blasting the land
bridge between Lake Mabel (now the Port Everglades
turning basin) and the sea in 1928. Each year, the sea
builds sand on the north side of the inlet, sand which would
naturally replenish the beach at John U. Lloyd Park if it
could make its way past the jetties on either side of the in-
let. In turn, the John U. Lloyd sand drifts South.
The federal government, after years of fighting the
ocean's propensity to build then take away land, stopped
replenishing beaches in the mid Atlantic states many
years ago. There is strong movement away from federally
funded insurance for structures built on our shifting
coastlines. When will Florida wake up to realize that fight-
ing Mother Nature is a futile battle? As for the turtle
nesting area in John U. Lloyd State Park, does Mr. Sullivan
think the Green and Loggerhead turtles so stupid they can-
not find the natural beaches? Even though mother turtles
have dealt with shifting beaches for millions of years?
I am opposed to renourishing the John U. Lloyd State
Park beach for four reasons. First, historically it is unfea-
sible,. Second, it is enormously costly; but, critics say, the
federal government will pay 70q%. Who, I ask, does the fed-
eral government tax; isn't is you and me? Third, the quality
of the beach renourishment sand is poor. Full of rocks,
broken limestone, with the consistency of cement, it is a
wonder the turtles flippers can even make a dent in the new
,"sand". Fourth, and most important, it adversely affects
the unique coral reefs immediately off the beach at John U.
Lloyd State Park. This is one of.the few, if not the only,
areas in the United States where you can swim out only one
hundred to two hundred yards and see a reef with corals
and tropical fish. Even John Pennekamp Park in the Florida
Keys cannot boast that, as it requires a long boat ride to
visit the reefs. Each year sport diving grows as a sport.
Many come to Broward County. Ask a diver if he or she re-
members the turbidity from the last beach renourishment
Steve Sommerville, also with'the Broward County Envi- .-
ronment Quality Control Board, has been an advocate of
the more expensive "argonite" sand from the Bahamas. His
research shows that the quality of sand is superior, its
tendency is to remain on the beach longerit.an dr.edgd---. :-
sand from off shore borrows;.'nd its placement would
cause much less turbidity and sedimentation in the offshore
water as it would come across land: I offer another sugges-
tion: take.some of.the beach sand from the northern side of
the inlet and truck or pipe under the inlet to the southern
side. It is sand that rightfully belongs there anyhow. Just
tell the condominium owner on the north shore that the
turtles need it more than they do.
It is our desire that your readershave a more full under-
standing of the issues which are depriving the pleasure
boaters of aid and assistance by the current towing poli-
cies being enforced by the U.S. Coast Guard.
1. Congress passed a tax upon all marine fuel to defray
the costs of Coast Guard assistance to pleasure boaters.
2. Congress theh passed a directive that the Coast
Guard will not compete with private enterprise thus de-
priving them of making a living.
Please mail the Waterfront News to:
Name .. ......_
Address ___- ___
Phone ( )
Make checks payable to:
Question...Why are we, the pleasure boaters still pay-
ing a tax-for services not being rendered by the Coast
3. At a public meeting conducted by the Coast Guard
on 25 February 1988 the Towing Industry representatives
made a series of serious claims which should be refuted:
"Coast Guard Auxiliarists lack expertness." Auxiliar-
ists in reality receive the same training as is afforded the
Coast Guard personnel. Each must go through the training
for each stage as crew, as operator, as coxswain, plus an
annual seminar. What training is required by the Towing
"Coast Guard Auxiliary facilities are not properly
equipped." Not true again. Each facility "offered to the
Coast Guard for use" must meet an annual examination that
is extensive. Who checks the tower's?
Now, if it is your readers' desire to retain the continu-
ance of the service for which they are being taxed, let them
write to Marine Safety Council (G-CMC) Room 2110, U.S.
Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20593 0001. Bd
Editor's note: See an article on this subject in this issue
of the Waterfront News.
Rare that is to the waters off Ft. Lauderdale, I recent-
ly spotted a pair of Black Durgons while I was diving off
the second reef, and at the time I was taking macro pho-
tography. They are very skittish and hard to get close to
anyway. This fall Darlene Broussard from the charter
boat, Sea Pearl, had also seen them andtold me about
them. I have been diving here for over 12 years and had nev-
er seen them here before. Black durgons are members of
the trigger fish family and are found in abundance in places
like Cayman, Cozumel and especially Bonaire where there is
even an Inn named after them. They are solid black in color
with a white line below the dorsal fin and above the anal fin.
The anterior anal fin is usually pointed and bony and can be
locked in place by a "trigger". They swim by flapping their
soft dorsal fin. I. call them the "Christy Brinkley" fish be-
cause they look like they are wearing "Cover Girl" eye make
up. They feed on the Black Spiny Urchin which has been
scarce in our waters for some years. Maybe they are com-
ing back and the Black Durgons will flourish here. Please
let me know if you 'or any of your readers spot them by.call-
ing 305-564 8661: Mar Broo s
' "" Mary, Broolk.s
c/o Waterfront News
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Fort Lauderdale,. Florida'33315
or phone 305-524-9450.
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Letters Waterfront News April 1988 5
Ask Big Al
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.
I have a diesel that is hard starting and blow white smoke
when it does start. Had many conflicting opinions on this.
What's your s?
I have a 28 foot Almond with twin 76 Chrysler 318's.
What would gas consumption be at low RPM's? What would
gas consumption be on one engine? I'm looking for maximum
I say you've got trouble that needs immediate attention. A-
Water is getting into your combustion chambers and you' Gas economy depends on a lot of things, Joe. A clean
can ruin your engine if you keep using it. Get a compression bottom adds lots of economy as do well tuned engines,
test and try to correct or locate where the water is coming clean spark plugs and tight rings, etc. All of these can add
in. Do not delay on this! miles and hours to your fuel usage. Many charter boat cap-
tain troll on one engine to save fuel. You do not save half
Al the fuel on one engine as it works harder to push the boat
alone. It would be difficult for me to tell you how much fuel
you use with 76 engines, but you can tell by filling your
tanks to the brim. When you leave and when you come in,
and divide by the number of hours you've been out. Try
that with one engine, or two ,and at low RPM's and build a
speed curve. That way you can find your most economical
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM OF ANY KIND WITH
YOUR BOAT, WRITE TO:
c/o Waterfront News
1224 S.W. 1st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
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I have a sailboat. I would like to sail down to the Keys.
Any help would be appreciated.
I usually answer engine and boat maintenance questions,
but let me help you on this one.
Depending on where you leave from, I would get the lat-
est chart of the Florida Keys. Make sure all your equipment
is in A-1 shape: engine, tanks, sails, fuel, rigging, ect.
Hawk Channel is the way to sail or motor down. The Intra-
coastal Waterway has bends and shallow spots and you'll
have to go outside to reach Key West if you go all the way.
May I suggest a book a colleague of mine at the Waterfront
News has written? Frank Papy's Cruising Guide to the
Florida Keys is available at many local book stores and ma-
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Salvors vs. Auxiliary goes to Congress
by Remy Mackowski
Unbeknownst to most boaters, secure in their cockpits,
there's a storm raging outside. It's not one that brings
high winds and rains, but it may have equally profound ef-
fects on South Florida boaters.
The squall is the result of lots of hot air being generated
by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the commercial salvage
industry, Caught in the middle is the boating public.
The debate is a national one and dates back to 1983.
That's when the undermanned Coast Guard officially de-
clared it would no longer answer non emergency calls from
boaters. The Coast Guard turned these non emergency
calls over to its sister organization, the Coast Guard Auxil-
iary to ease the situation.
Nonetheless, commercial pleasure boat rescue services
proliferated. These salvagers objected to the Auxiliary's
involvement in non emergency situations. The result was a
Department of Transportation mandate that the Coast
Guard not interfere.with the commercial salvagers' livei-
It was the Auxiliary's turn to complain over the loss of
rescue and assistance privileges. The matter is currently
before a House of Representatives subcommittee and
should come to a vote sometime in April. Meanwhile, some
from both camps exchange heated words. Others involved
are more reserved.
"Personally we don't have anything against the commer-
cial towers," says Ernie Dotson of the Broward Coast
Guard Auxiliary. "We just don't like the fact that the gov-
ernment is assisting them."
"We're extensively trained in assisting boaters and han-
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dling emergency situations," Dotson says. "How do we mo-
tivate recruits to go through all this training when they
won't be able to use it? And how do we keep from getting
rusty for real emergencies?" he adds.
These are burning questions for the Auxiliary, which is
comprised completely of volunteers. Their sole compensa-
tion is gas during their six hour patrols on the Intracoas-
tal Waterway, food ($1.99 per meal) and some boat re-
pairs. This financing comes ultimately from federal funds.
Independent salvors say they can provide the same ser-
vice as the Auxiliary -- at no cost to tax payers. Further,
some dispute the Auxiliary's claim that the non emergency
calls provide needed training. One salvor, who wished to
remain anonymous, remarked, "I question the auxiliary's
complaint that they can't get practice. Why can't they tow
each other for training?"
To the Auxiliary, towing boats isn't the central issue.
"The whole concept of the Auxiliary is water service," says
Irwin Seigel, an Auxiliary volunteer. "The water is a treach-
erous place. A non emergency situation doesn't always
stay that way. And that's the point, some of these guys
are not trained to handle it."
"If these guys want to do what we do," he states, "then
they must be certified." And even some salvors agree.
"I'd like to see the commercial end of this regulated,"
says Ellis Hodgkins, a towboat owner/operator. "I've got
boats fully equipped with tens of thousands of dollars of
equipment and there's some guys out there with a little
outboard powered 22 footer. These guys wouldn't be in
business if the Coast Guard hadn't stopped towing boats
in 1983." Some boaters concur.
"The newer towing companies are the ones that bear
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watching," says Alan Dahm of the Florida Council of Yacht-
Clubs. "We've got some real good old line towing compa-
nies here in Ft. Lauderdale." Dahm continues, "I think the
ideal situation would be for the Coast Guard to tow non -
emergency vessels out of harm's way; that is, offshore to
the nearest anchorage. Then let the commercial guys take
it from there."
While not everyone agrees that is an equitable compro-
mise, most on both sides agree the public needs to be edu-
"The general boating public doesn't know enough," says
Hodgkins. "They assume whoever comes out to get them
has the proper equipment. And that's assuming too much,"
he says "I don't think I've been asked five times in the last
eight years, what kind of equipment I have."
"Non emergency situations are one opportunity we have
to educate the boating public as to safety procedures,"
says Siegel of the Auxiliary. "Safety is our main concern. If
pubhc education and knowledge of boat safety were univer-
sal. we wouldn't have so many distress calls in the first
While representatives from both camps are in accord on
boater safety, they are miles apart on other issues. Both
the Auxiliary and the salvors are waiting for the outcome of
next month's Congressional vote, each side hoping for a fa-
vorable ruling. In the meantime, they indulge in some last -
Quoting an often coined phrase in this controversy,
Hodgkins says, "If your car breaks down on 95, the govern-
ment or the state doesn't send a wrecker to get you.
"The answer to that," says Hodgkins, "is, you can't
drown on the highway."
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Marina owner elected mayor of Fort Lauderdale
by M.G. Swift
Beo Cox, who was appointed mayor of Fort Lauderdale
last year when the former mayor resigned, was elected to
the post on his own right in March. Gathering 52 percent
of the vote on "Super Tuesday," Cox defeated City Com-
missioner John Rodstrum by 1,355 votes. The mayor had
been a commissioner, also, for nearly two decades.'
In the city's second district which includes: the isles
north and south of East Las Olas, the south bank of Middle
River, and the beachfront condominiums from Bahia Mar
north Oakland Park Boulevard Shelia Harrigan nursed a
66-vote victory over jeweler Gary Keno. Nearly 8,000 cit-
izens went to the polls in District Two.
Incumbent Commissioners Doug Danziger in District
One beat his opponent, Beverly Kennedy by a two to one
margin. Danziger won by a land slide in the Bayview water-
front neighborhoods which form the backbone of the first
district. Carlton Moore triumphed over former Commis-
sioner Andy DeGraffenreidt in inland District Three.
Third District Commissioner Jim Naugle won re- election
by a huge margin in February avoiding a March run off.
A longtime owner of a Fort Lauderdale marina, Mayor
Cox carried all but four of the city's 26 waterfront pre-
cincts. City wide Cox got 16,530 votes to Rodstrom's
15,175. Only 42 percent of the city's registered voters
bothered to vote March 8th.
A poor voter turnout in the predominantly black pre-
cincts wrecked Rodstrom's strategy of painting the mayor
as insensitive to minority issues. Though Rodstrom picked
up two thirds of the black vote, the stockbroker, who
lives on the south bank of the Tarpon River, could not over
come Cox's gains on the waterfront and in the con-
do's,where close to half of the registered voters went to
Reflected back after a hard fought election, Mayor
Cox declared, "It's time to heal wounds...t've got a good
commission to workI with' Looking ahead th mayor not only
wants Fort Lauderdale to be "the best U.S. city of its site
by 1994", but also "the most communicable."
Waterfront issues and interests will not be ignored, re-
assured Cox. Riverwalk, beach revitalization and Swimming
Hall of Fame bond projects are on his front burners. He
would particularly like to see the Broward County School
Board sell their waterfront property on Brickell Avenue
north of New River to a developer. This coupled with
moves by Musicians Exchange and the Cajun House would
give the downtown section of Riverwalk some real momen-
Yacht club changes
by Al Grodsky
Eastern Shores Yacht Club had their change of watch at
the Harbour House in North Miami in late January.
The following officers were elected:
Commodore Harvey Burke, Rear Commodore Sidney
Kaufman, Fleet Captain Myron Gordon, Port'Captain -
Alvin Grodsky, Secretary Norman Selick, Treasurer -
Morton Borisoff, Judge Advocate Sidney Freeman,
Board Members Mike Bass, Mort Benson and Donald
After a great dinner and dancing it was decided that one
of the projects for the coming year will be establishing uni-
form signs on the Intracoastal Waterway along the eastern
seaboard. Those would include: "no wake" and "speed lim-
it" signs, noise abatement and uniformity of local ordinanc-
es. A membership drive was launched aimed at "more con-
cerned boat owners."
Lauderdale Isles residents and Broward County's law-
yers are continuing to debate proposed dockage litter-
ing and liveaboard ordinances for unincorporated Bro-
ward. During hearings in March, area waterfront
residents persuaded the county to amend its proposal by
eliminating anti rafting provisions..A 33%T maximum wa-
t- erway easement makes rafting rule redundant, Making
sideyard setbacks apply to boats may also be set aside by
the county. Lawyers plan to present litter ordinance
..changes to the County Commissiontentatively on April 26th
and along with the zoning changes mentioned above. A com-
prehensive liveaboard ordinance is in the works and should
see the light of day for public review later this year:
The 1988 Fort Lauderdale Spring Boat Show is
scheduled for May 5 through May 8th, at Bahia Mar. Look
-f.or details in next month's issue oflthe Waterfrorni News.
An estimated 2,500 volunteers working from 200 boats
out of 16 sites picked up 300 tons of trash from Broward
County's waterways last month, according to Ron Pritch-
ard, chairman of the 1988 Waterway Cleanup. This
year's haul was up 75 tons over last. :-
Bud Saltzman with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and
Van Snider with the Marine Industries Association of South
Florida are working together on a promotional campaign
for the Auxiliary's boating education courses and vessel ex-
amination programs. Coinciding with June's Safe Boating
Week, area marine businesses will be providing informa-
tion about the Auxiliary's programs, locations and class
sign up sheets. This will be an on going relationship.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Broward are looking for
volunteer skippers and their yachts (preferably 25 feet
and up) to participate in the 9th Annual Fishing Tourna-
ment.Call John Weller for more information at 467 -
8405 in Fort Lauderdaie.
The City of Fort Lauderdale's Historic Preservation
Board heard more arguments, pro and con, concerning the
Sailboat Bead Civic Association's proposal to desig-
nate a portion of the waterfront neighborhood a "historic
district." The board voted to table the issue until after
board members have had a chance to tour the area on the
north bank of the New River and its north fork asa group
with a representative of both sides of the issue. A vocal
number of mostly absentee land lords oppose the measure
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"Triple Crown" gets underway
NORTH MIAMI BEACH -- More than $40,000 in cash
prizes, merchandise and trophies will be awarded at the
sixth annual Greater Miami Annual Billfish Tournament
April 8, 9and 10.
The Miami Billfish Tournament is the first leg of a billfish
"Triple Crown," which includes The Fort Lauderdale Bill-
fish Tournament and the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo.
Participants will come from as far away as California and
New York. More than 250 anglers are expected and will
compete in boats of all sizes, from 17 foot dinghies to 54
- foot yachts.
This year, a total of $13,500 in prize money will be
awarded in the Team Division for the first time. The tour-
nament coincides with the expansion of the resort's marina
and this division has been expanded, with prize money to be
distributed among 10 top team boats. The first place boat
will receive $3,000. The second and third place teams will
each receive $2,500.
Sponsors are paying a total of $4,500 in prize money
into the showy Big Three division -- $1,000 each for the
heaviest sailfish (50 Ibs minimum), white marlin (60 lbs
minimum) and blue marlin (200 Ibs minimum).
The Greater Miami Annual Billfish Tournament has some-
thing for everyone. For example, the Dade County Youth
Fair is sponsoring a Junior Division for anglers 15 years -
old and under. In the Fun Fish Division prizes will be
awarded for the heaviest Wahoo, Dolphin, Cobia and Tuna
(Blackfin, Yellowfin and Bluefin only). All fish caught must
weigh at least 10 pounds.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Atlan-
tic Game Fish Foundation Snook Hatchery at the Rosenstiel
School of Marine Sciences at the University of Miami. The
$150 entry fee is tax deductible.
In response to humane concerns for fishing conservation,
the Miami Billfish Tournament became a release tournament
two years ago. Last year, 210 anglers fishing aboard 109
boats caught 132 sailfish. Only 12 were brought in dead
for weigh in. The remaining 120 were released.
Last year, female angler Barbara Ferguson from Fort
Lauderdale fished her way to three awards: Overall Master
Angler, Top Small Boat Angler and Top Female Angler.
Young Willie Lopez won the Hard Luck award when he
broke his wrist during the tournament. He is expected
back again this year.
A Kick -off cocktail party and final registration will be
held Thursday, April 7, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Biscayne Bay
Marriott/Tugboat Annie's on North Bayshore Drive, the
tournament headquarters, The awards banquet will begin
at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the Marriott Hotel.
The Miami Billfish Tournament, an event steeped in the
history of Miami sportfishing is inspired by old time cap-
tains and fishing techniques developed by such local lumi-
naries as Bob Lewis, Tommy Gifford, Buddy Carey, the
Pier 5 group and many more.
Later in April, the 46th Fort Lauderdale Semi annual
Billfish Tournament is on line for April22nd through the
24. Operating out of Harbour Towne Marina on the Dania
Cut off Canal, anglers will be competing for thousands of
dollars in cash and prizes.
The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, the final leg of the
Triple Crown, is planned for May 13th ana 15th.
Shark tournament to
benefit UM research
CORAL GABLES -- The Second Annual University of Mi-
ami Shark Research Fishing Tournament will be held April
15 17 at the Miami Beach Marina and Plantation Yacht
Harbor, Key Largo.
The tournament raises money for graduate student re-
search on the life history of sharks and provides biological
materials for ongoing shark research at the University Mia-
mi Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
According to tournament organizer, Professor Samuel
Gruber, "You have to kill a few sharks to save a lot of
them. For example, by studying the sharks caught in the
tournament last year, we were able to gather new informa-
tion on hormones in sharks. We published the results in a
scientific paper, "Serum Steroid Hormone Levels in Re-
quiem Sharks," that was presented at a joint U.S. and
Japanese conference on sharks.
"We have already been able to apply the results of our
research to the conservation of sharks," says Gruber.
Lauderdale's semi-annual fishing meet
The 46th Running of the Fort Lauderdale Semi Annual
Billfish Tournament will be held April 22, 23, and 24,
1988 at Harbour Towne Marina, Dania, Florida. This well -
known and successful tournament started in 1965 and was
so popular it became a semi annual event. In October,
1986 it went to a tag release format and at that time
moved to HarbourTowne Marina with events scheduled Fri-
day and Saturday as well as the awards party on Sunday
night after the last day's fishing.
Points are awarded on hillfish: 200 points for sailfish,
400 points for white marlin or spearfish, 600 points for
blue marlin and 800 points for swordfish. Although only
two swordfish have been brought in during the history of
the tournament, there is always the-hope that another one
will be brought in for a jump of 800 points.
Cash awards go to captain and crew: $10,000.00 to win-
ning boat, $3,000.00 to second place boat, $2,000.00 to
third place boat, $1,500.00 to fourth place boat,
$1,250.00 to fifth place boat, $500.00 to sixth place
boat, $400.00 to seventh place boat, $300.00 to eighth
place boat, $200.00 to ninth place boat and $100.00 to
tenth place boat. A $2,000.00 prize is given for heaviest
dolphin,. $1,000.00 for the heaviest wahoo and $500.00
for heaviest tuna. A $1,000.00 team prize goes to the an-
gler team winning the Semi Sweep, a combination of dol-
phin, wahoo and sailfish.
Thousands of dollars in merchandise awards are award-
ed. along with trophies, to anglers. captains and mates in
categories of Boats under 26 feet, Boats 26 feet and over
a,id the Overall tournament. There are awards and tro-
phies for the junior anglers (under 16). Two new trophies
are being presented this year. One is for second place jun-
ior angler and the other is for high point charterboat cap-
tain in memory of Captain John Millroy former member of
the board of directors of the tournament who passed away
Registration can be made at the kickoff party Thursday
night, April 21. 1988 from 6:00 PM or applications can be
mailed to Fort Lauderdale Semi Annual Billfish Tourna-
ment. P.O. Box 22218, Ft. Lauderdale. Fl 33335. Tourna-
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marinas and other marine operations. This is a non profit
organization run by a committee of unpaid volunteers. For
information call (305) 791 2132.
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Junior Fishing Tournament results
Artificial reef named
for late angler
The blue gulfstream waters were alive with bottlenosed
dolphin on Sunday, February 28th. It was as though they
knew that a new addition to their environment was to take
place. The Jay Dorman Memorial Artificial Reef was creat-
ed one mile offshore of the Pompano Pier to provide new
habitat for ocean life. Now resting in 78' of water, this
130' steel schooner has already become the home for a mul-
titude of fish.
The reef was named after Jay Dorman. an engineering
student at the University of Florida and an avid fisherman.
Jay was killed by lightning on a Fort Lauderdale golf course
in May, 1987.Funds were raised to purchase, clean, and
tow the ship by friends of Jay, his family, and the Florida
Ocean Science Institute. Additional monies came from a
grant from the Florida Boating Improvement Program.
Jay's mother. Judy Dorman (director of Broward Work-
shop) recalls how Jay, as a child, would spend his weekends
fishing from the Pompano Pier. Always a sportsman.-Jay
would return the fish he caught back to the ocean. Since his
first fish, he kept a log of every fish that he caught, noting
date, time, tide weather, and tackle. Jay was also con-
cerned with the future of the ocean's resources. As a teen-
ager, he worked to have the Florida Legislature ban the use
of fish traps in State waters.
The schooner, originally named "Panda". was built in Eng-
land in 1938. The elegant ship's mast originally towered
140 feet above her deck. At home on any ocean in the
world, the Panda could be seen sailing up the Turkish coast
or anchored in a Polynesian lagoon. Although once owned by
Boa Dai,Vietnamese Emperor, the schooner was purchased
by an American couple who put her into charter. After a
fire seriously damaged the ship in 1984, Windjammer
Cruises brought the vessel in hopes of restoration, but de-
clined after surveys revealed the extent of damage.
Now, beginning a new life as the Jay Dorman Memorial
Artificial Reef, the schooner will quickly become covered
with algae and barnacles. Within a few months, sponges.
soft corals and other invertebrates will encrust the ship
and after two years, hard corals will begin to dominate
changing the ship into a living coral reef. As a reef, the
ship will provide protection for juvenile fish, areas for
resting, predation, and spawning for adult gamefish such
as grouper and snapper and crevices for lobster and
crabs. The Jay Dorman Memorial Artificial Reef will essen-
tially become an underwater park, providing tremendous
fishing and diving opportunities.
Just before Jay was killed he sent his father, Mike Dor-
man, a letter and a picture of a huge snook which he had
caught and released. In the letter, Jay told his dad, "Lord
knows if I die I'd want to be remembered holding a big
fish." These words are now on a plaque mounted on the new
reef seventy feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
To locate the Jay Dorman Reef, the Loran coordinates
are 14273.6, 62096.1. For further information regarding
the Broward County Artificial Reef Program contact the
Erosion Prevention District at 765 4013.
Forty eight young anglers through age fifteen braved
bad weather to compete in the 1988 Junior Fishing Tourna-
ment Sponsored by the North Broward Kiwanis Club, this
third annual meet awarded first, second and third place
trophies in three age groups.
6 & underage group:
1st Place Bobby Fisher Ft. Lauderdale, 1 lb. 2 oz., Scor-
2nd Place "Bullet' Mattox, Pompano Beach, 1 lb., jack.
3rd Place (not awarded).
7 through 10:
1st Joshue Verde, Deerfield Beach, 1 lb. 8oz., Pompano;
2nd Ashley Sullivan, Pompano Beach, 1 lb. 2 oz., Pompa-
no;3rd Daniel Torres, Wilton Manors, 10 oz., Parrotfish.
11 through 15:
1st Kevin Palonka, Oakland Park, 1 lb. 12 oz., Barracuda;
2nd Mike Nungester, No. Lauderdale, 1 lb. 8 oz., Trum-
3rd Andy Torres, Wilton Manors, 12 oz., Cowfish.
Youngest Angler- Kevin Manning, Ft. Lauderdale, age 3
Met gears up for annual Booster Banquet and auction
The 53rd Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tourna-
ment's annual Booster Banquet and auction, their major
fund raiser, is slated for Tuesday April 22, 1988 at the
Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel (711 N.W. 72 Ave., Miami, FL).
A cash bar and silent auction will open at 5:30 P.M. Ban-
quet attendees will have the opportunity to participate in
the silent auction and to view numerous live auction items
until dinner is served at 7:00 P.M. Dinner will consist of a
king cut prime rib feast.
Immediately following dinner, three time Florida state
auction champion Jim Gall and his associates from Auction
Company of America who have donated their services for
the evening will host the live auction show.
A record number of MET supporters is expected to at-
tend the event and have the chance to bid on a wide variety
of merchandise items. Items of interest will include both in-
ternational and regional fishing trips, original art work,
outboard motors, gold jewelry, weekend getaways at some
of South Florida's most popular resorts, marine electron-
ics equipment, inshore and offshore rod and reel combina-
tions, as well as numerous other top quality merchandise
items, numerous raffles and door prize drawings.
Revenues generated as a result of this event will be used
to promote the conservation of gamefish, and to further
the interests of sportfishermen.
Tickets for the event are available for $50. Reserved
tables for ten are also available. Ticket and banquet infor-
mation can be obtained by calling the MET office (305)
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by James E. Sullivan
On December 5th, 1945, five TBM Avenger torpedo
bombers left the Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station (now
the Hollywood Eort Lauderdale International Airport at 2
p.m. on a routine over water training mission identified as
Flight 19. The flight with five aircraft and fourteen fliers-
vanished and to date has not been found. The loss of these
planes became a catalyst in the creation of the Devil's or
Bermuda Triangle resulting in a field day for lovers of the
mystique. Many books and news articles have been written
concerning the strange disappearances of ships and air-
craft within the Triangle.
Shown are three charts drawn by the author to clear
some of the mystery of Fit. 19. The first chart contains
the assigned route of Fit. 19, the second chart shows the
flight leader's assumed route, the third chart shows the
most probable route taken by Flight 19.
During this time period the author spent many flying
hours in this area as an aerial navigator on Paaling. S 51
boats operating out of Dinner Key, Florida.
FLIGHT 19'S MOST PROBABLE TRACK
6:00 PM, 5 Dec. 1945 an approximate radio.
fix was obtained on Fit 19 locating
it at this position.
U.S. Army "Flight 19" fact sheet
The Bermuda Triangle is generally agreed to be the
ocean area off the southeast Atlantic coast of the United
States, bounded by Bermuda, Miami, and San Juan, Puer-
Speculation that mysterious forces in 1945 caused the
disappearance of the five Navy TBM Avenger aircraft of
training Flight 19, as well as other aircraft and ships that
have traversed the area in other years, is unfounded.
Oceanographic experts of the Office of Naval Research
state the area of the Bermuda Triangle is one of the best
known ocean areas in the world, including the ocean bottom
and sub bottom. U.S. Navy and civilian oceanographic
ships frequently conduct research in that area and find it
to be completely stable, with no abnormal magnetic activi-
ty, no unusual undersea volcanoes and virtually no seismic
At about 2:10 p.m. on the afternoon of 5 December
1945, Flight 19, consisting of five TBM Avenger Torpedo
Bombers departed from the U.S. Naval Air Station, Fort
. Lauderdale, Florida, on an authorized advanced overwater
navigational training flight. In charge of the flight was a
senior qualified flight instructor, piloting one of the
planes. The other planes were piloted by qualified pilots
with between 350 and 400 hours flight time of which at
least 55 was in TBM type aircraft. The weather over the
area covered by the track of the navigational problem con-
sisted of scattered rain showers with a ceiling of 2500
feet within the showers and unlimited outside the showers,
visibility of 6 8 miles in the showers, 10 12 otherwise.
Surface winds were 20 knots with gusts to 31' knots. The
sea was moderate to rough. The general weather condi-
tions were considered average for training flightsof this
nature except within showers.
A radio message intercepted at about 4:00 p.m. was
the first indication that Flight 19 was lost. This message,
believed to be between the leader on Flight 19 and another
pilot in the same flight, indicated that the planes were lost
and that they were experiencing malfunction of their com-
passes. Attempts to establish communications and to
reach the troubled flight were in vain. All radio contact
was lost before the exact nature of the trouble or the loca-
tion of the flight could. be determined. Indications are that
the flight became lost somewhere east of the Florida penin-
sula and was unable to determine a course to return to
their base. However, the evidence is insufficient to deter-
mine exactly what did happen. The flight was never heard
from again and no trace of the planes found. It is assumed
that they crashed at sea, possibly after running out of
gas. It is known that the fuel carried by the aircraft would
have been completely exhausted by 8:00 p.m. It is also pos-
sible that some unexpected and unforeseen development of
weather conditions may have intervened although there is
no evidence of freak storms in the area at the time.
All available facilities in the immediate area were used in
an effort to locate the missing aircraft and help them re-
turn to base. These efforts were not successful. No trace
of the aircraft was ever found even though an extensive
search operation was conducted until the evening of 10 De-
cember 1945, when weather conditions deteriorated to
the point where further efforts became unduly hazardous.
Sufficient aircraft and surface vessels were utilized to
satisfactorily cover those areas in which survivors of Flight
19 could be presumed to be located.
One search aircraft was lost during the operation, a
PBM patrol plane which was launched at approximately
7:30 p.m., 5 December 1945, to search for the missing
TBM's. This aircraft was never seen nor heard from after
take off. Based upon a report from a merchant ship off
Fort Lauderdale which sighted a "burst of flame, appar-
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and place which matched the presumed location of the
PBM, it is believed this aircraft crashed at sea and sank.
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A reunion on New River
In 1909, John Trumpy started the Mathis Yacht Build- ,
ing Company. Soon thereafter started along line of classic
yachts, the Trumpy. Between 1909 and 1972 Trumpy and
his sons masterfully designed and built approximately 280
Trumpy Yachts out of their Annapolis, Maryland boat
Ray Givoanni invited fellow Trumpy owners to his Bro-
ward County marina on the south fork of New River for a
first annual Trumpy Reunion. In late February, 25 stately
yachts lined the docks at Marina Bay, their owners accept-
ing Giovannoni's invitation.
ty craftsmanship, excellent woodwork and the outstanding
teak and mahogany finishes that were used throughout,"
observed Mary Turner witn the marina. "Their elegance
was known to be a symbol ol the Fabulous Twenties" opu-
lence, and are seeming to make a comeback in the 80's."
The Trumpy was also boasted as having been ten years
ahead of its competition, as far as speed and comfortable,
spacious living quarters. And other boats constructed
during that period aren t seen on the water these days.
The Trumpy outlasted them A shortage of skilled workers
was one of the main reasons for the closing of the boat
works 16 years ago
Givannoni already planning a second annual Trumpy Re-
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Week of the Ocean
On Sunday, April24 through April 30 the nation cele-
brates National Week of the Ocean, an event written into
public law in 1984 through the efforts of Congressman E.
Clay Shaw and former Senator Paula Hawkins. Thousands
of individuals, students and organization will be celebrat-
ing. National spokesperson for the event is astronaut/
aquanaut Scott Carpenter and a committee of ocean pio-
neers including Norman Baker, Eugenie Clark, Sylvia Earle,
Tap Pryor, Andreas Rechnitzer and Stan Waterman.
More than 1,000 students representing 100 area
schools will display their award winning exhibits of arts
and crafts, photos and posters, creative writing and
science projects beginning Thursday, April 29 and continu-
ing through Sunday, May 1 in an event co sponsored by the
Broward County School System, the Galleria and Week of
the Ocean, according to Lee Kalvatis, director.
The highlight of this event is the food judging and sea-
food sampling which will take place Friday evening, April
30 at the Galleria shopping mall in Fort Lauderdale. Atten-
dees may sample the seafood after chefs from area restau-
rants rate the recipes which range from shrimp to squid.
Recipes later become part of the organization's seafood
One Saturday during the festival sea son creature lov-
ers can enjoy a 10:00 a.m. sea turtle release of head start
turtles at John U. Lloyd Park in Dania. Area reefs adjacent
to the park can be enjoyed by divers and snorkelers
throughout the day.
During the festival timeframe the Week of the Ocean
Outreach program includes Tom Callinan, sea chanteyman,
who comes from Connecticut and can be booked for area
events and performance in schools, nursing and retirement
homes and private clubs.
The Week of the Ocean Sea son culminates with Moth-
er Ocean Day on Mother's Day, May 8, as certified divers
and snorkelers wend their way to offshore reefs and pay a
tribute to the sea by casting rose petals on her waters. An
early morning rosecasting is planned for sunbathers at
Week of the Ocean, Inc. is aflorida chartered corpo-
ration administrated by Broward County professionals and
granted a 501c3 federal nbn profit status. Year round
programs include weekly networking socials; a speakers bu-
reau; school and community scholarships and awards; and
educational materials for celebrating Nationals Week of
Memberships include more than 25 schools, museum and
marine program affiliates, many of whom assist in produc-
ing the festival including the Outreach Program which
brings marine educators and performers to Broward such
as Mr. and Mrs. Fish and seachanteyman Tom Callinan. Oth-
er types of memberships are youth; educator, individual;
family; small business; sponsor; benefactor; corporate;
lifetime and honorary.
Seafood festivals flourish this Spring
Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach will again be put-
ting on their hugely popular seafood festivals inr April and
May. Make plans to attend.
Tempting seafood, continuous live musical entertain-
ment, oyster eating contests and children's games will
highlight the fourth annual Fort Lauderdale Seafood Festi-
val from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in Bubier
Park on the north bank of the New River at Andrews Ave.
Admission to the Seafood Festival is a $1 donation to
benefit the Fort Lauderdale Historically Society, a non -
profit organization whose goals are to collect, preserve
and distribute the history of Fort Lauderdale and Bro-
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More than 30 restaurants will serve a variety of sea-
food delicacies such as frog legs,.shark, stone crab, cat-
fish, shrimp, calamari, conch, seafood sushi, mussels,
clams, crab cakes, swordfish and grouper. Parking is avail-
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Waterfront News April 1988
Seventh annual Seven-mile Bridge run set
by Bobbi Belanger
For the fourth year in a row the City of Fort Lauder-
dale Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a week-
end long festival of arts, crafts, sculptures, music and
food. On April 23rd and 24th downtown Fort Lauderdale
will burst wide open with a celebration that stretches from
Stranahan Park at Broward and Andrews to Bubier Park
at the New River. It is called the Downtown Festival of the
More than 50,000 art and music lovers will converge
on downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Musicians Exchange is a
sponsor of entertainment and should have their downtown
doors open by then.
More than 200 artists are expected to exhibit in the ju-
ried and non juried art show. Presenting proudly our own
Broward County artists, the Festival also welcomes art-
ists from far and wide to exhibit and sell their works from
the heart and hand. As in previous years, artists will pro-
vide "hands on exhibits and demonstrations of their
Four stages have been set up to present continuous mu-
sic and entertainment throughout the Festival. The Musi-
cians Exchange Expo coincided with the DFOA, therefore it
was decided to merge the two.
Signed to perform are.STEPHANE GRAPPELLI, jazz
violinist virtuoso and an honored guest of the Musicians Ex-
change for many years, at 6:30 p.n;, and BOBBY "BLUE"
BLAND, blues vocalist extraordinaire, at 8:30. p.m. on
Saturday. Others include: U. M. Concert & Jazz Band, Full
Circle, Alice Day, Tishan, Asante', Randy Bernsen Dillard
School of Performing Arts, Yellow Feather Band, Corneli-
us Brothers & Sister Rose, Groove Thangs, 12 more bands
on indoor stage, to be announced.
Other entertainments includes: Ft. Lauderdale Chil-
dren's Theatre, Stranahan Concert Band, Jazz Band and
Drill Teams, Black Tic String Quintet, Dijon & Co. (magic
act), Paddidles (jugglers), Florida Memorial Gospel Choir,
Gold Coast Opera Co., Broward Co. Ballet.
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A scene from the 1987 race at the Seven Mile Bridge
Marathon, Florida Keys The Seven Mile Bridge the
longest of 43 bridges that comprise the Overseas High-
way in the Florida Keys, will provide the course for 1,500
running aficionados Saturday, April 16 for the Seventh
Annual Seven Mile Bridge Run.
The race, begun in 1982 to commemorate the opening of
the span that replaced the original Seven Mile Bridge, has
become one of the most popular running events in Florida
and race organizers have no problem attracting competi-
'The biggest problem we have is turning away so many
people," said Jim Dori, race director for the sponsoring
Marathon Runner's Club. "After all, how many events are
there where you can run over the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf
The bridge closes to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 9
a.m. Runners will line up for the 7:30 a.m. start on the
Marathon side of the bridge and race westward to Little
Duck Key. Competitors in the wheelchair division begin 15
The fastest runners are expected to complete the
course in just over 30 minutes. Buses will pick up strag-
glers at 8:40 a.m. and return all participants to Marathon
for an awards party at Knight's Key.
Registration is $15 per person and includes a race T -
shirt. Prizes for men's and women's overall winners include
a weekend for two at a resort in Marathon with air trans-
portation provided. Second places receive a weekend stay
at another Marathon Resort. Cruises are awarded to third
All entrants are invited to pre-race pasta party from
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, April 15 at the Beach House
Restaurant at Key Colony Beach.
For more information and entry forms contact the
Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce at (305) 743 -
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wedni
SThe tide table datum is based on the New River
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
feni "8 information
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April '88 News
AZ0p r"l 'Co, v- Boca Inlet .........................
Deerfield Beach ...............
1224 Southwest 1st Avenue Hillsboro Inlet ................. .
'--- Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33315 Bahia Mar .................
Phone: (305) 524-9450 Port Everglades ... ...........
Dania Cut Off ................. .
In th Tide T i' above the time indicates a high tide whereas a. Davie Bridge...................
times are military and the tide eights are in figure below is a low tide. Call 524-9450 for more Haulover Inlet ................ .
Feet above or below "mean low tide". A figure information about the tide tables Government Cut (Miami) .........
Ease t ab-ve ErngineernganlawetidouthAForidae
3 Easter A .Coastal Engineering, 6 :30 p.m., Mondays Marine Council, 5:30 p.m., call for Dade South Florida S
SHillsboro Beacon Yacht Club Sunday Brunch, through June 20 Nova University Oceanography County, location at 856 0206. pm., Hollywood Bea
11 a.m., 2881 E. 28 Ct., Lighthouse Pt. Call 781 Center, John U. Lloyd State Park. Call 920 Marine Botany,6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through 923 0654.
-7739. 1909. June 21,st, Nova University Oceanographic Cen- Sea Explorers Sh
Riverside Park Civic Association, 4 p.m., Riv- *Lecture: South Florida Remembered by for- ter, Lloyd State Park, Hollywood. Call 920 So. Federal Hwy., P
erside Park Pavilion. Call 527 5172. mer Congressman Paul Rogers, noon luncheon, 1909. 8500.
Poetry in the woods, 2 p.m., Secret Woods 1st Baptist Church, 301 E. Broward Blvd., Ft. Tuesday Sail, 5 p.m. dark, South Beach, Ft. U.S. Yacht Club
Park, New River, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 792 Lauderdale. Call the Historical Society at 463 Lauderdale. Call Boardsailing Association at 525 10th, Newport Bea
8528. 4431. -9463. 1910.
Members Only Fishing Tournament, *Boating Courses in:Pompano call 781- 1265 Theatre: The Normal Heart, 8 p.m., Off Marine Geology,
through April 18, Chub Cay Club, Chub Cay, Palm Beach 845 7586, Ft. Lauderdale 463 Broadway, Wilton Manors. Call 566 0554. through June 22nd,
Berry Islands. Call 1 800 32 SPORT. 0034, Hallandale 454 9944. Through May 15th. grah Center, Lloyd
Music: Randy Bernsen, 9 p.m., Cafe 66, Pier Medic 1st Aid (CPR) class, 6- 10 p.m., part Boating Courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call 525 02atin
66, ICW, Ft. Lauderdale. 2 April 7th, 1525 N Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauder- 4461, Hollywood 961 4147, Plantation 739 4Boating Courses
Easter Brunch, 10 a.m., SeaFair. Dania. dale. Call 564 8661. 7666, Deerfield 479 0946. 503, B Raton 3!
HIGH +2.0' +2.1' +1.9' +2.1' +1.9' +2.1' +1.
TIME 0333-0911*1542*2141 0407*0945*1617*2220 1 0444.1018*1656*2301 0525*1100.
LOW -0.1' -0.4' 0.0' -0.4' +0.1 -0.3 +0.2'
Marine Sector, Broward Sheriff's Possee,
10 11 7:30 p.m., Zeley Hanger, Ft. Lauderdale Execu- 12* Port Everglades Rbwing Club, 7 p.r., Na- .13. nue
1l- 1 Port Everglades Rbwing Club, 7 p.m..Na- Antique .& Clas
tive Airport. Call 739 7666. thaniels New River Tavern, Ft. Lauderdale. Call Lauderdale Isle Yac
Gulfstream Sailing Club board meeting, 761 7640. So. Florida Flat
South Florida Folklife Festival, 10 a.m. 5 7:30 p.m., 303 SE 17thSt., 4th floor, Ft. Lau- Hollywood Yacht Club dinner meeting,call wood VFW, call 56
p.m., MetroDade Cultural Center Plaza, down- derdale. Call 523 7482 for time and location at 474- 3710. S.A.I.L. club,7:30
town Miami. Call 375 -1492. U.S. Boardsailing Tour Speed & Handling Gulfstream Sailing Club-meeting, 8 p.m., Lau- Ft. Lauderdale. Call
Peter, Paul & Mary 8 pm., Sunrise Musical Clinics, through April 14th, Melbourne. Call 242 derdale Isles Yacht Club. Call 523 7482. e Broward ShelUl
Theatre. 2424. Bassmasters, 7:30 p.m., Victoria Station, Beach Rec. Center,
Hillboro Inlet Sailing Club Spring Back up Theatre:l'm Laughing But I Ain't Tickled, Dadeland Mall. Call 665 -7795. Nature Photogr
Race, Call 392 8434 S through April 24th, Vinnette Carroll Theatre, South Florida Underwater Photography Miami Beach Senio
SteamshipHistorical Society, call for time 503 SE 6 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 462 2424. Society, 7:30 p.m., Golden Glades Howard 945 7845.
& atin at271 -1527 Boat Course in: Ft. Lauderdale call 463 Johnson, North Miami Beach. Call 722 6603. Coastal Navigat
& lMocatin andyt 152n. Ce 6, Pr 0034, Hallandale 454 9944, Pompano 781 Learn to Sail, Pines Middle School 18 class- a alaa
SMusic: Randy Bernsen, 9 p.m., Cafe 66, Pier 1265, Palm Beach 845 7586, Lake Worth 832* Learn to ai lines e choo 18 class- or emroke
ARR InW Ft Lauderdale 9902. room hours, call 437- 0595. 6936.
HIGH +1.8' +1.7' +1.9' +1.9' +2.0' +2.1' 1 +2.
TIME 0251 0922-1507*2153 0400*1031,1624-2303 0502*1135*1729 0004*0557
LOW +0.3' 0.0' +0.2' -0.1' -0.1' -0.2'
17 1 8' Commodores Club, 11:30 a.m., Flaming Pit, 19 20
Pompano Beach. In Palm Beach call 276- 7085, Florida Yacht Charter Association, 7:30
Broward 781 6649, and Dade 235 6262. p.m., SeaFair, Dania, Call 525 0831.
Pearl Harbor Survivors Assoc., 3 p.m., Sailboat Bend Civic Assoc., 7:30 p.m., Be- CAT 44 catamaran sailing club, 7:30 p.m.,
American Legion Hall, 171 SW 2 St., Pompano thel Church, SW 11 Ave. at 2 Ct., Ft. Lauder- I Pierce St. Annex, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 394 -
Beach. Call 941-2168. dale. Call 462 -5159. 2166 or 755 -3965... Miami River C(
Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Spring Race #3, World Underwater Photography Competi- River Oaks Civic Assoc.7:30 p.m., Westmin- 5:30 p.m., 18th floor,
call 392 8434. tion deadline. Call NAUI at 663 0313. ster Church, 1100 SW 21 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Sea Explorer Ship
SeaFair Psychic Fair, noon 6 p.m., Dania. National Windsurfing Club Challenge Call 462 1356 or 524 8610. Federal Hwy., Pomps
Las Olas Student Art Fair, 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Championship, through April 21. Call 242 Croissant Park Civic Assoc., Croissant Park League of Womei
1105 E. Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 764 2424. Elementary School, Ft. Lauderdale, 7:30 p.m., i cation call 764- 8961
1934. Boating Courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call 463 call 524 6034. Music: Passion,91
Hell's Bay Canoe Trip, 8:30 a.m., Ever- 0034, Hallandale 454 9944, Lake Worth 832 Walker's Cay Championship Billfish Tour- 66, Ft. Lauderdale.
glades. Call 375 1492. -- 9902, Palm Beach 845 7586, Pompano 781 nament, through April 23rd, Abacos, call 1 Boating Courses
1265. 800 32 SPORT 3600. Lighthouse Pc
HIGH +2.4' +2.6' +2.3' +2.4' +2.1' .+2.2'
TIME 0325*09051 540-2144 0411-0950*1625-2229 0457*1036*1710-2317 0543-*1
LOW -0.3' -0.7' -0.2' -0.6' -0.1' -0.4' +0.1'
4 25 Waterfront Property Owners Association, 2 -
24 257:30 p.m., Nathaniel's New River Tavern, Ft.i 26 27
Lauderdale. Call 462 4629.
Pompano Marine Advisory Board, 2 p.m., Tuesday Sail, 5 pm.- dark South Beach, Ft, Advanced Lifesa
h1201t g.s cr8 m1e Tuesday Sail, 5 p.m.1- dark. South Beach, Ft, Quiet Waters Park;'
Daylight Savings Time, spring forward 1 U Boar iingTour eed & Lauderdale. Call Boardsailing Assoc.525 3133.
hour. clinic U.S. Boardsailing Tour speed & handling 9463. e Nature Photogra
clin through April 28th, Mebourne. all 24 Steamship Historical Society, call 533 Natural Florida," j
Theatre: Sherlock Holmes & the Red 5114 for time and location. Pompano Beach. Cal
Headed League, 9:30 & 11 a.m., through Apri Opera: Otello, 8 p.m., War Memorial Auditori- Sea Explorer Shi
Week of the Ocean, through April 30th. Lo- 29th, Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale. Call ur, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 728 9700. Federal Hwy., Pomp;
call call 524 4616. 763 8813 (Broward) or 947 3790 (Dade). Music: The Future, 9 p.m., Cafe 66 at Pier Music: BCC Syml
SDowntown Festival of the Arts, Stranahan Boating Courses in: Ft. Lauderdale call 463 66, ICW, Ft. Lauderdale, through Thursday. p.m., Bailey Hall, Da'
Park, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 761 5346. 0034, Hallandale 454 9944,Lake Worth 832 Boating Courses in: Hollywood call 961 Boating Courses
Music: Randy Bernsen, 9 p.m., Cafe 66 at -9902, Palm Beach 845 -7586, Pompano 781 4147, Plantation 739 7666, Deerfield 479.- 3600, Lighthouse P(
PiPr fi Ir.W Ft I auderdale 1265. 0946, Ft. Lauderdale 525 4461. 922 5043
HIGH +1.6' +1.4' +1.6' +1.5' +1.7' +1.6' +1.7'
TIME 0256.0933.1517.2149 0356*1034*1622*2248 0447*1124*1715*2343 0533*1207
LOW +0.5' +0.4' +0.5' +0.4' +0.3' +0.3' +0.2
8~aseline: Andrews Avenue Bridge over New River at mean low water
ilendar & Tide Tables Waterfront News April1988 15
sday Thursday Friday Saturday
Pi9vnor Vq:Lu Moon
1 ioon on tquator- 2 Easter Cruise, through Sunday. Call Hillsbo-
ro Inlet Sailing Club. Call 392 8434.
*Seaside stretch n' stroll, 9 a.m., Birch State Moonlight Gourmet Canoe Trip, 6:30 p.m.,
Park, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 761 5383. Tahiti Beach, Coral Gables. Call 375 1492.
April Fools Nite Dive. Call South Florida Scu- Clipper City Jaz Cruise, 8 p.m., fr Yes-
|EVTS TO TIDE TABLE ba Divers at 923 0654. ipper riy Jazz Cruise, 8 p.m., rom Yes-
VlENTS TO TIDE TABLE ba Divers at 923 0654. terday's, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 486 0865.
Man of the LaMandna, 2 & 8 p.m., Sunrise 6 Pack Dive, John U. Lloyd State Park, Holly-
igh LowTheatre. wood. Call South Florida Scuba Divers at 925 -
08 minutes -+17 Music: Beeson Brothers,evening, through Sat- 7877.
S12 ............. ............... +11 Eurday, Beach Bar, Seafair, Dania.Center,
2 ............................... +11 *Stranahan House Frida Social. 6 8:30 *Dinosaur Egg Dig, l.p.m., Discovery Center,
312 +11 Stranahan House Friday Social. 6- 8:30 New River, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 462 4116.
31 ................................-50 p.m New River, Ft. Lauderdale. 4 San Diego Crew Rowing Classic, San Diego,
2045 ...................................-18 Exhibit: "st Ft. Lauderdale", 10 a.m. California. Call 703- 749- 9337.
45 ................................... -62 p.m., Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society Museum, e Arts & Crafts Festival, noon dusk, through
45 ................................ +28 219 SW 2 Ave. through April 15th. Sunday, SeaFair, Dania.
40 .................................. + 40
38 ........... ...... ............ +39 -4lGH +1.9' +2.1' +2.0' +2.1 HIGH
39 .............................. -56 TIME 0223*0807.1436.2031 0258.0839*1510*2106 TIME
S.~. OW -0.1' -0.2' -0.1' -0.3 LOW
iCba Divers Club, 7:30 Eastern Shores Yacht Club, 7:30 p.m., Last Quarter Moon'I
i Howard Johnsons. Call 7 Watson Towers Marina, Miami Beach. Call 932 8 Moon farthest south of Equator 9 Ft. Lauderdale Seafood Festival, 11 a.m. 7,
0720. p.m., Bubier Park. Call 463 4434.
0720. @ I.O.D.A. Regatta, junior prams, call Coconut
#258, 7:30 p.m., 800 Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club, 7:30 p.m., Sea Gulfstream Sailing Club Easter Cruise, to Grove Sailing Club at 444 4571 through April
mpano Beach, call 942 Garden Hotel, Pompano Beach. Call 392 8434. Biscayne Bay area, through April 10th. Call 922 rove g ub at 4444571 through April
Broward County Marine Advisory Commit- -9989. sh n
;hallenge,through April tee, 2 pm Secret Woods Park, 2701 S.R. 84, Greater Miami Annual Billfish Tournament, Spear Fishing Tournament and Seafood
1, CA. Call 714 863 Ft. Lauderdale. Call 357 8154. through April 10th, call 556 7741.cuba Dverslub at
Ft. Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board, 7 .923 0654.
6:30 p.m., Wednesday p.m., City Hall. Steamship Historical Society, for time and Sunfish National Championships, Miami
dova University Oceano- Marine Phytoplankton, 6:30 p.m., Thurs- location call 271 1527or443 -0421. YachtClub. Call Gulfstream Sailig Club at 523
ark, Hollywood. Call 920 days through June 23, Nova University Oceano- Deerfield Island Nature Hike, 9 a.m., 1762.
graphic Center, Lloyd State Park, Hollywood. through April 19, call 357 8100. Gulfstream Sailing Club Spring Series #5,5
: Hollywood call 922 Boating Courses in: Hollywood call 961 Broward County Archaeological Society,8 p.m. Call 583 9505.
1 3600,Lighthouse Pt. 4147. Ft. Lauderdale 463 0034, Pompano p.m., 4th Floor, Governmental Center, 100 So. Bounty of the Sea, through April 10th, Plan-
946 7594, Plantation 739 7666. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 752 3595. et Ocean, Virginia Key. Call 361 5786.
+2.0' +1.8' +19' +1.7' +1.8' +1.7
739*2346 0611*1146*1828 0041*0704*1241*1927 0142*0810*1350*2039
3' 0.3 -0.2' +0.4' -0.1' +0.4' 0.0'
Moon in perigee New Moon
ooie 4 Moon on Equator 15 16 Sunfish Sailing Fleet Key Weekend,
ic Boat Society, 8 p.m., through April 17, Islamorada. Call Gulfstream
t Club, cal 581 -8823. Ft. Lauderdale Boat Club, 8 p.m., 600 NE Sailing Club at 987 7667.
Anglers,7:30 p.m., Holly- 21 Ct., Wilton Manor, call 431 7239 or 792 Stranahan House Friday Social, 6 8 p.m., American Merchant Marine Veterans, 1
3374.: 2169. New River, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 524 4736. p.m., Marine Engineers Complex, 2 Dixie Hwy.,
Galleria Conference Room, International Yachtsmen Association, Tivoli Sand Pine Preserve nature hike,9 Dania. Call 925 -5869.
491 3327. 7:30 p.m., Lauderdale Isle Yacht Club. Call 920 a.m., Deerfield Beach. Call 357 8100. Through Oleta River Canoe Trip, 8:30 a.m., call 392 -
h,C:.7:30 p.m., Pompano -3555. April 16th. 8434.
:al,925 6460. Council of American Master Mariners lun- International Women's Fishing Assoc. Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Youth Sailing,
phy Club, 7:30 p.m., No. cheon, noon, for location call 943 2038 or 771 Bonefish Tournament, through April 19th, call 392 8434.
Shr. F r Under Seas Sports Club, 7:30 p.m., Nathan- Seaside Stretch'n' Stroll, 9 a.m., Birch N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 781 -
in, 24 hours, Ft.-eauder iels New River Tavern; call 564 8661. State Park, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 761 5383. 4237.
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16 Waterfront News April 1988
by Bryan Brooks
He has been diving in Fort Lauderdale for thirty years
and has seen all the life that abounds on our reef system.
After all of these years of diving, Captain Tony George
had gotten comfortable in diving off the Gold Coast of
Florida, very comfortable.
The captain runs a dive charter boat, the Ventura III,
and along with his close friend Captain Joe Schrick, has
even tamed many of the wild moray eels that live there. The
scene of Tony feeding his eel friends, Sweet Pea and
Heathcliff, has given many a diver's vacation to Fort Lau-
derdale a neat life experience.
Although Tony doesn't believe in indiscriminate spear-
fishing, he, like many of us who love sea food, goes out and
takes his one or two groupers a month. Tony usually goes
alone, so others won't find his favorite spots and wipe out
the fish population. Tony's rule, 'take only what you are go-
ing to eat".
It was on one of these fishing expeditions last October
that he learned that you can never really take nature, or in
this case, Mother Ocean for granted.
With his wife Lucy in the boat, Tony took his gun and
slipped silently below the waves. Any diver or charter boat
captain would tell you that last fall Fort Lauderdale had
some of the most atrocious weather seen in years. It just
seemed to go on and on; the water was somehow different,
Tony said. The water on that particular day was murky as
he worked his way down the anchor line to his favorite
A nice grouper came into view. Tony swam slowly to
within five feet and fired. The grouper was hit but some-
how was able to escape. Wounded, it swam east towards
another wreck. The diver was in about 110 feet of water.
As Tony approached the second wreck, his wounded
grouper disappeared. He looked up and for a few seconds
saw something he later describes as the size of a box car.
It was a shark, a shark the size of a box car here in Fort
Lauderdale. The gray animal moved sideways to him and
then it too disappeared.
Tony, by this time became concerned. Even after thirty
years of diving, of seeing sharks and barracudas, he was
now alone with a fish of immense size, and he was con-
cerned. For,the first time in thirty years of diving, he felt
somehow he wasn't in control. He'didn't like that feeling,
and started to slowly swim back to where he hoped the an-
chor line would still be.
As he was swimming west he looked over his shoulder,
this time the fish had turned and faced the diver head on,
more cold chills, more feelings that he was losing control,
though he admitted it never came closerthan thirty feet-to
him. The nose was conical, just like in the movies. Then, just
as it had appeared, it disappeared.
Back on the anchor line, Tony had to force himself not
to ascend too fast. At the surface, he quickly swam to the
back of the boat and pulled himself on board.
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His wife, Lucy, looked at him quizzically. "What hap-
"I think I saw Jaws"
Tony told me that if the anchor hadn't come up, he
would have been more than willing to just leave it there.
Did the shark make any threatening moves? No. Was it
a... Great White? It either was or the damn biggest Mako
he had ever seen. Did the shark get his grouper? He didn't
know, but was glad as hell that he Tony didn't.. Did the
shark have the white under belly of a Great White? Are you
Crazy? He didn't stick around long enough to ask. Does he
still spear fish alone off Fort Lauderdale? Tony laughs
softly, yes, but it took awhile. Why, if the fish made no
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move to hurt him was he scared? Because, he was alone, be-
cause the fish was bigger than anything he had ever seen,
and ... because he is human.
If anyone else but Captain Tony George had told me
this, it would have been just another fish story. But, if
Tony said the shark was the size of a box car, then it was
the size of a box car, he never, ever exaggerates.
It just seemed interesting that with all of our technolo-
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An island pirate comes home
by Bryan Brooks
The bullet brown eyes in the swarthy face and the low,
deep voice could only belong to one person--Neal Watson.
The island's favorite friendly pirate has decided to bring
part of his dive operation to the United States, in Fort
Lauderdale. He has two boats in Fort Lauderdale, a
42-footer named the DRY MARTINI, and the 30-foot
For many years Neal has run the diving at Bimini, then
Andros, and now Chub Cay, all in the Bahamas. His
business office has always been located in Fort Lauderdale,
but until now he had avoided running any type of diving
business in the United States.
Neal is famous for his world record dive on air to 437
feet off Bimini. Now that more is known about the human
body and diving, feats like this are frowned upon; but the
former Marine and diving pioneer did the deed twenty
years ago. About six other people have tried to duplicate
or break his record, but as those of us who love her know,
Mother Ocean scoffs at unprepared or egotistical fools.
Neal was neither. The other divers who tried all died. The
record still stands.
The funny thing is that this occurred so many years ago
that when asked how he figured out his decompression
stops for an air dive to 437 feet, Neal just shrugs his
massive shoulders, laughs, and says...he guessed. He
wasn't even certified. Who the hell could certify Neal
Watson? Finally, another friendly pirate from the islands,
his friend O.J. Holden, did.
Neal trained for the record dive off Bimini by diving a
little deeper each day in order to push the narcosis further
and further back on each deeper dive.
On the appointed day, Neal was handcuffed to a steel
cable, with a 100-pound block attached to the end. The
object was to go as far and as deep as he could, then place
a clothespin-type device on the cable and start back home
to the surface.
Neal didn't remember placing the clothespin on the
cable, and so he was depressed all the way back to the
surface. He remembers having a deep and meaningful
discussion with God--though he has never been particularly
religious, either before or after the dive--but he doesn't
remember placing the clothespin on the cable:'
Neal himself tries to discourage other divers from even
thinking about trying this. He just smiles and remembers
that those were different days and different times, long,
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With today's rightful emphasis on safety, Neal thinks
that type of diving is foolhardy. Neal says we've since
learned exactly what does happen to our body on deep
dives, and in his own words, "it ain't good" (See "Diving to
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He sadly recalls, a dive on the Andrea Doria just two
years ago. A very young, very talented Florida diver died.
When Neal sees the young diver in his mind, he sees himself
twenty years ago, too young and too ready to take
unnecessary risks. He calls the Andrea Doria the Mount
Everest of diving.
His companions in this venture are his old friend and
dive instructor O.J. Holden, and another friend and
instructor, Walt DiMartini.
If you wake up one morning on a dive boat in Fort
Lauderdale, and you're heading out of Port Everglades to
the ocean, and the captain has a swarthy face and a deep
voice, relax--it's Neal Watson. You're in good hands--this
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S8 Waterfront News April 1988
American presence in transatlantic
NEWPORT, R.I., March 2,1988 -- More than 30 Ameri-
cans among them several Floridians will match their sailing
skills in June against 3,000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean
from Plymouth, England, to Newport, Rhode Island, in the
Single Handed Transatlantic Race. The Americans will
compete against themselves and nearly 90 skippers from
Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia in the solo
voyage, scheduled to begin June 5.
The eighth running of the race is organized by the Royal
Western Yacht Club. of England.
"Single Handed" means that only on person will be on
board each yacht.
The maximum 120 entry field includes representatives
from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France,
Great Britain, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Po-
land, South Africa, Spain and West Germany. Five women
are entered in the race.
, Heading the international field will be Philippe Poupon,
from France, who finished the previous race, held 1984, in
a record 16 1/2 days. Fellow Frenchman Yvon Fauconier
won the race, however, after being given a time allowance
for assisting in the rescue-of a stricken yacht in the middle
of the Atlantic.
Among the more notable U.S. competitors are: Phil.
Steggall, Jamestown, R.I., who has had a 60 foot trimar-
an built specifically for the race; Steve Black, Newport,
R.l.,-executive director of the United States Yacht Racing
Union and Warren Luhrs, Alachua,Fla., the first monohuHl
finisher in the 1984 race. Other Florida entrants include:
Dale Duttenhofer of Miami, John Hunt of Apollo Beach and
James Gardiner of St. Augustine.
Boats entered in the Single Handed Transatlantic Race
range in size from the 25 foot monohull, "Bravade," skip-
pered by Holland's Bernard van Liemt, to several 60 foot
trimarans and monohulls hailing from various nations.
Because the Transatlantic begins in England, American
entrants are faced with the task of moving their yachts
across the Atlantic Ocean for the start of the race. A num-
ber of skippers have agreed to make a contest of the pre -
The early race, named the 1988 Legend Cup, will feature
starting points from New York and Miami. The New York
start will be April 14, and the Miami departure will be
April 10 or 11. The first leg of the race will end at
St.George's, Bermuda, with the second leg continuing to
Plymouth April 23. The race is being organized by the Man-
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At a gala dinner dance in Pompano Beach in late Febru-
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slate of Officers. This year Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club will
be helmed by another fine group of South Florida sailors.
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named "Chimera". Among Bill's goals for this year is to ini-
tiate a Junior Sailing Program for the children's of HISC's
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sailors who just doesn't quite know when to stop buying
boats,..Pete is currently the owner of two sailboats which
he keeps behind his home in Lighthouse Point. One for
cruising and one for racing. Pete Anderson will also serve
as Race Committee Chairman this year.
Dan Fitzgerald is the Rear Commodore and is a resident
of Boca Raton. Dan primarily cruises his Gulfstar 37
"Leprechaun II1", although he is occasionally seen on Hillsbo-
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resident of Boca Raton and cruises in a Seafarer 30 with
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tigua April 24th through the 30th. The 21st annual Anti-
guas Sailing Week of 1988 is scheduled for then, according
to Peter Grimm, Sr., a Fort Lauderdale yacht broker and
a local organizer of the week of sailboat races, banquets,
"nautical fun and frolic."
The 29 mile Curtain Bluff race kicks off the week,
Sunday, April 24th, says Sailing Week secretary, Henk
Van Beevor of the Antigua Yacht Club in English Harbour.
Following a 24 mile ocean triangle the next day, is the
Dickenson Bay Race, a 29 miler, on Wednesday April
27th. A 13 mile cruise and 16 mile race comprise the
Gold Cup on the 28th. Finally, covering 29 miles, the Eng-
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HISC is a club for sailing families in the Northern Bro-
ward and Southern Palm Beach Counties of Southeastern
Florida. The club's member families are located primarily in
the area surrounding the Hillsboro and Boca Raton Inlets.
Organized to promote both cruising and racing activities.
HISC currently boasts a roster of over 200 member fami-
The cruising program includes short cruises up and down
Florida's eastern shoreline, followed by raft ups, and an
ample complement of social activities, as well as numerous
longer cruises to the Bahamas and Florida Keys.
The racing program is comprised of five series of four
races each, and are conducted all year. Racing is conducted
under the popular PHRF rule as well as a club handicapped
"Performance" rule where a racer's rating is allowed to
change after each race based on their actual performance.
HISC has a fine Junior Sailing Program, directed at the
children of club members and features two programs annu-
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General membership meetings are held on the first
Thursday of each month at the Sea Garden Resort in Pom-
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20 Waterfront News April 1988
Crossing the Atlantic and breaking the records
by Bob Black
Courage, skill and a passion for adventure have pow-
ered those who have sought to set new speed records
across the North Atlantic for 150 years. Gales, whales,
fog, fatigue, and hundreds of other ocean bound oppo-
nents have fought them. Trial, temptation, tragedy and
triumph have all visited-leaving them battered or buoyant in
For the 80 crews who have won the Blue Riband by
breaking the transatlantic sea crossing records set by
their predecessors and for the uncountable ones who
tried and failed that 150 year old challenge has always
been the same.
Only the technology has changed.
And it will change again in 1988 as two new boats one
American and one Italian -- bring the cutting edge of tech-
nology to bear on the North Atlantic.
In 1838, Great Western was the fastest boat on the
-sea. She was 236 feet long, made of wood, powered by
steam, and one of the first two steamship services in Eng-
land. The Blue Riband went to her crew after they beat
the Serius, their commercial competitor, in a race across
the ocean that took just over 15 days to finish at a wind -
whistling average speed of 8.74 knots.
The award changed hands'two years after Great West-
ern got it when a brand new Cunard steamship took it
away. The Britannia crossed in 12 days. It took more than
10 years until 1851 for Cunard's victorious crew to be de-
throned, and then it was by an American'crew, underwrit-
ten by the U.S. government.
The U.S. steamship was named Pacific. It was owned
by Edward Collins, whose fleet was subsidized by the U.S.
government to compete with Cunard's cross sea delivery
fleet. She bestowed Britannia by two knots and a day.
It was a tough year for the Brits -- 1851 was the year
the schooner yacht America beat a British fleet in a race
around the Isle of Wight and won what is now "The Ameri-
The Pacific lost the Blue Riband to another American
steamer in 1852. The Baltic may have been the second
American ship to earn the famous prize, but she was the
first ever to break through the 10 knot speed line by
crossing the Atlantic in nine days and 13 hours, at an aver-
age speed of 13.34 knots.
America held the record for four more years, eventually
giving it up to the British, who took great pains to keep
the Blue Riband for as long as they could. The honors went
from one Englishman to another 18 times within the next 39
The glories of those early international competitions
were dimmed by heaping shares of tragedy. Collins' now
famous steamship line was struck three times between
1854 and 1858. The Atlantic was lost in 1854, as were the
lives of Collins' wife and two children, who were passen-
gers the night it hit the French'steamer Vesta in a fog just
off Cape Race. The Pacific disappeared in 1856, in an ice
field near Liverpool. The subsidy that.funded his coast to
coast business venture was cancelled by Congress in 1858,
and Collins went bankrupt.
Almost 30 years later, the crews of the Atlantic and
the Pacific were practically sea legend and the nine day,
13 knot record that brought the Blue Riband back to
England must have seemed as ancient as paddleboats, when
England's Luciana cut the Transatlantic -speed record al-
most in half. She crossed the ocean in just over 5 days, her
two new 1895 model 'twin screw" steam engines deliv-
ering a screaming 22 knots.
The competition really heated up three years later,
when the German liner Kaiser Whilhelm der Grosse swept
the Blue Riband from the British, who grabbed it back in
1907 and broke the five day record by over 12 hours.
England's T.S. Lusitania set more than speed records that
year: she was the first of the floating palaces to take home
the Blue Riband. Powered by new steam turbine engines -
another first she carried seven decks, 800 crew members
and 2,000 passengers.
The Blue Riband went from Germany to Italy and France
before England's Queen Mary took it back in 1936. She
broke the four day record in 1938 and lost it to America
in 1952 when the United States crossed the sea in three
days, ten.hours and 40 minutes.
Rivalry and innovation have always gone together on
transatlantic races, but never as in 1984, when Richard
Branson the music industry and airline tycoon turned
five years of research and two million dollars into 65 feet
of aluminum aerodynamic ammo, trying to return the Blue
Riband to England.
His Virgin Atlantic Challenger brought a new kind of
power and technology to the transatlantic race course.
Twin MTU diesel engines used all of their 4,000 hpto push
Branson's twin hulled catamaran through the seas while on
board and shore based electronic tracking systems
kept the crew on course.
But Branson's first effort was a bust. He completed all
but the last 138 of the 3,386 miles of that race course,
then hit a huge piece of floating debris that sank the Virgin
Atlantic Challenger within hours of Bishop Rock, the finish
The one thing that didn't sink was Branson's spirit.
Two years after his first attempt, he emerged with Virgin
Atlantic Challenger II, a 72 foot monohull that sported
twin MTUV12 turbo charged diesel engines, a mid ocean
repair system, and navigation electronics that included
twin radars and a combined Loran/GPS satellite system.
Branson and his crew reached Bishop Rock in Virgin At-
lantic Challenger II. They were-the first group ever to win
the Blue Riband with a speedboat. He broke the 34 year
old transatlantic record by two hours and nine minutes, hit-
ting and average speed just over 41 miles per hour.
STwo teams will try to break Branson's record in 1988.
The Italian group. led by veteran Offshore racers Paulo
Vitelli and Cesare Fioro, will go for a non stop crossing in
an 88 foot, V hull running on four diesel engines working in
pairs, all linked to two hydrojets.
On this side of the ocean. Hawaii's Tom Gentry is gear-
ing up to bring the Blue Riband back to the United States
in the Gentry Eagle -- a 110 foot, V hull that's powered
by twin 16V sequentially turbocharged diesel engines
hooked to water jet propulsion units. The Blue Riband
would add to the already long list of honors won by Gentry,
including the world Offshore Power Boat speed record
(148,238 mph) and the 1987 World Championship in the
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Dry stack boat storage growth raises roof
by Maria Pierson
BOCA RATON, FL -- Dry stack storage in the boating
industry is growing up, literally.
A Florida based marina management and consulting
firm, recently completed a nationwide survey that revealed
state of the art advances in dry stack storage de-
signed to increase the racks from four to five or six high.
"The several recent dry storage developments in which
our firm has been involved have been substantially larger
than that which we would have seen five years ago," says
Bruce H. Blomgren, head of the Brandy Group which con-
ducted the survey. "Now storage facilities typically have a
250 to 500 boat capacity, four high, compared to five
years ago when many projects started with 100 boats and
two to four high. With the record growth in boat sales in
the past four years affecting vessels primarily 35' and un-
der, new technology provides rack storage to a larger
share of the boating public."
Mike Mazzeo with a New Jersey rack company agrees.
"The industry is going one way -- vertically," he says. "In
the early 80s, four high was considered state of-- the
art. Today, five high is common as well as accommodations
for longer boats."
In storing more boats vertically, less land is needed for
dry storage facilities which is an important factor consid-
ering the cost and anticipated shortage of waterfront
property, Blomgren maintains.
"With less and less land available, the need to maximize
space is vital," says Frank Teodeck with a marine storage
firm in Traverse City, Michigan. "We'll see the emergence
of state of the art projects such as the vertical stack
storage facility in Port Canton, Ohio, that will be 42", six
rack high. But the cost of the building will be double that
of the normal size facility."
"The cost of a basic facility (115 x 200 x 36' eave) would
have been in the $1,000 to $1,400 per boat range in
1980," says J. David Roof with a Boca Raton boat storage
facility. "This would have included the building, racks, bas-
ic foundations and a center spotting aisle. Today that cost
has escalated to $1,800 $2.200 per boat."
Two main factors have contributed to this increase ac-
cording to Roof. "First, in 1980, we were storing mainly
23' boats and down. Now we are building facilities to
handle up to 40foot performance boats," he says. Sec-
ondly, the majority of the drystack industry has turned to
the use of structural steel for the larger boat capacities in
lieu of-the lighter formed and.roll form racks."
Three of the country's nine rack manufacturers inter-
viewed for the survey claim to control at least 60 percent
of the rack business, a 20 to 30 percent market share
each. Services include complete consulting, design and con-
struction of facilities to the shipping of steel/building ma-
terial to the site.
According to Bob Waiters of a rack company in Clearwa-
ter. Florida, the trend toward longer and larger dry stack
storage will continue. He claims 35 percent of the dry
stack business is in Florida.
"New York is a good market, from the northeast Ches-
peake Bay to Boston," says Walters. "New markets are
emerging everywhere, too. Gunthersville Lake in northeast
Alabama has responded to the market and now has 1,000
dry storage racks. In Boston, there were barely 1,000
boats on racks in 1985 and since then that number has
The average boat in in out storage is 4 to 5 feet higher
than the average boat in the market. Companies evaluate
how much land, height of the boats in the market and types
of forklifts available when assessing dry storage facilities.
Coupled with the growth of the industry has come state -
of the art equipment to handle larger, heavier boats.
Teodecki also cites state of the art advances in the
ability to pull and store sailboats up to 25 to 28 feet.
"The magic number for how many boats a fork life can
handle is 200," Walters adds. "Used fork lifts are priced
from $12,000 to $95,000 and new fork lifts, about 50
percent higher in cost, are now lifting from 12 15,000
Ibs. to 20,000 Ibs.
All three men agree that dry stack rack storage is con-
tinually growing. Teodecki estimates that in 1987 there
were 125,000 covered racks with an additional 50,000 to
75,000 used for winter storage only. Both estimate an in-
crease in the number of covered dry stack racks with Maz-
zeo anticipating twice as many racks in the year 2000 as
there are currently.
Maximum boat length in dry covered storage grew from
25 to 30 feet in 1980 to 30 to 39 feet in 1987 and is pre-
dicted to go to 35 to 40 feet in the year 2000. Maximum
weight of these boats was 5.000 to 10.000 Ibs. in 1980:
8,000 to 15,000 Ibs. in 1987: and is predicted to be
12,000 to 17,000 in 2000.
Which states are growing the fastest? All three experts
report that in 1980, Florida was growing the fastest in
the dry stack storage business. By 1987, though, Teo-
decki found that New Hampshire had overtaken Florida as
the fastest growing state. Brandy reports that North and
South Carolina will be new high growth states for the re-
mainder of the decade.
According to Teodecki, "Demand (for dry stack) will be
controlled by dock space, good rates and market demo-
It is expected that the cost to provide dry storage and
racks per boat will remain the same or decrease. "This is
due to the fact that more rack builders are entering the
market and therefore increasing competition," Mazzo said.
'li. 'ikely to stay like this through the year 2000."
Lauderdale Power Squadron elects new officers
Milton B. Pulch was elected Commander of the Fort
Lauderdale Power Squadron. Other officers elected were:
Gerald Van Blarcomb. Jr., Executive Officer : Ralph B.
DeLano, Educational Officer; Verne F. Kelley. Administra-
tive Officer; Robert Mitchell, Jr.. Secretary: and David
E. Nusly. Treasurer.
Commander Pulch has been a Squadron member since
1965. He has 40 years of boating experience, the last 25
years here in florida and the Bahamas. He served in the Air
Force for 29 years, more than half of that time in Europe,
North Africa, and the Middle East where he rose to the,
rank of Colonel. He is a member of numerous Military/Civic
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Broward self-service yard
by John Simpson
Just like taxes, hauling is an inevitable annual,
or even semi-annual, ritual for all of us whose
boats cannot follow our cars down the road. On
the plus side, we on the Gold Coast are blessed
with an abundance of choices in boatyards. Back
home on the Tennessee River in North Alabama,
choosing a boatyard was easy. Everyone chose
Stinson Hollow Boatyard. There was no other
choice! But here we have more choices than a dog
has fleas, and where there's choices, there are
decisions to be made.
Back home, when the yard didn't provide a
service, or charged too much, we knew who to
blame. That made things easy. Go to Stinson
Hollow and then complain about it. But down here -
in Broward County the blame would have to fall
squarely on us. If we don'i get what we want, it's
because we didn't take the time to find out what
was offered and where.
Cost is tough to analyze when it comes to
boatyards. A low hauling cost can easily be
offset by a high layup charge if the job takes
more than a couple of days, and you never know
how long it's going to take until you have it out of
the water! I spent 3 days longer than planned on
my keel, 5 unplanned days on blisters, two weeks
dryout because of blisters, and a week and a half
off because of an unforeseen kidney stone
Some yards, but not all yards, require you to
buy materials from their own ship's store. Inquire
about prices, as they vary considerably.
Service can be affected not only by what the
yard personnel can or cannot do for you. but also
by just exactly how overwhelmed they are by
business. Boats have to wait in line just like
people, and this can be a source of irritation,
inconvenience, and expense.
Convenience brings up a flood of questions:
How far do I have to travel? What's the rush-hour
Traffic pattern? How's security? What's the
parking situation? How close are marine stores
and suppliers? How close are technicians and
skilled help? What are the hours? Is the yard
accessible after hours? Is there dinghy dockage?
How close are the power outlets? Can I spray
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by Joseph S. Russotto
I was playing two handed pinochle with my friend Andy
in Brooklyn, New York, when we started discussing boats.
"If I ever move to Florida or California, I'm buying one,"
Andy said emphatically.
"C'mon, Andy!".l laughed. "What the dickens do you know
"What's there to know? Just turn over the engine and.
away you go!"
When I neatly trumped his ace, Andy.lost some of his en-
thusiasm and the subject was dropped.
A few years later, after our families had both moved to
Fort Lauderdale, Andy wasted no time buying a used 17
foot used Seabird with a 30 horsepower Evinrude motor.
One happy day, he held a christening party for the boat
and proudly named it "Andy's Folly".
Still on Cloud Nine, Andy gave the boat a deluxe paint job
and had it completely rewired, but in the next two years,
he took it out just three times.
To top it all, on returning from his third piscatorial trip,
Andy fractured his ankle while trying to dock the boat.
It wasn't long after this, that Andy sold his folly at a loss
of $300, in addition to spending $200 for medical bills.
The only thing he ever caught was a cold.
Months later, during one of our pinochle sessions, Andy
My two happiest days came when I bought that stupid
boat and when I sold it!"
My brother Rocky was another misguided boat enthu-
For many years, he had operated a pumpernickel bread
route on Long Island, New York and he admitted knowing
nothing about boats.
Nevertheless, when he also moved to Fort Lauderdale, he
wasted no time in buying.a boat rental business, consisting
of four 12 -foot fiberglass Wellcrafts, designed for use.
with 10 horsepower motors.
One day, Rocky decided to try out a new, additional boat
he had just bought for his rental fleet.
"Hey, dad!" said his teenage son, Skip, "How about run-
ning it with that 20 horsepower motor we bought at the
"No way!" Rocky replied. "It's too powerful for this small
But somehow, the teenager convinced his father.
While Skip watched from the dock, Rocky started the
motor and all hell broke loose!
With the initial thrust, the boat catapulted convulsively
ahead and hurled Rocky into Intracoastal waters.
So, Skip, in swim clothes, jumped in to help his father,
but Rocky had already, reached safety. Now, Skip started
to founder and his father iumoed back in to save him.
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resolution of disputes involving marine issues. A
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The board offers a format to resolve
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reached in arbitration will be respected and
enforced by state and federal courts.
Shortly after this bizarre series of events, Rocky sold
his foundering business at a loss of one thousand dollars.
Not all nuts come from Brazil!
Owning a boat is a temptation for many people, especially
those living near large bodies of water, like Florida, Cali-
fornia, Michigan and Long Island.
If you're seriously thinking about buying a boat, ask your-
self the following questions before making the plunge:
"Can I afford the cash outlay and the boat's upkeep?
"What do I really know about operating and maintaining a
"Will I have the leisure time to enjoy it?"
"Do I like fishing?"
Our friends, a young couple in Long Beach, California, af-
ter two years of marriage had accumulated enough money
to either place as a down payment on a house or buy a boat.
So, they bought a 1967 16 foot Boston Whaler, with a
Unfortunately, the wife couldn't tell a rudder from an an-
chor. The husband, a good mechanic, worked six days a
week. This left only Sundays for boating and fishing.
Six months after the purchase, the boat had been taken
out only once, on a Sunday. On the other Sundays, it re-
mained docked for one of the following reasons:
Small boat warnings were up.
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knowledgeable arbitrators, says John Thomas,
director of the board. The Marine Council is a non-
profit Miami-based organization which has been
providing South Florida a forum regarding
waterfront issues for overthirty years and serves
as a watchdog on behalf of marine interests,
according to Richard Briggs, the organization's
The Maritime Arbitration Board will take on
cases from throughout the southeastern United
States and into the Caribbean, said Thomas. He
recommended calling Mr. Briggs at the Marine
Council if boaters desire a marine arbitrator. That
phone number in Miami is 305-856-0206.
They got sick from gorging themselves at an "all you can
The husband took a moonlighting Sunday job, stuffing
sausages in an Italian meat market.
We passed their house recently and saw the boat on the
rented house lawn, being used as an outdoor utility room!
Seriously, owning and running a boat sounds exhilarating,
and it is. But unless you really like boats and/or fishing,
have ample leisure time and enough upkeep money watch
Just look in the Sunday newspaper and see how many
boats of all sizes and makes are up for sale.
You might probably be better off buying a bottle with a
boat in it at an antique shop and enjoying it vicariously.
Was the wise old fisherman thinking of boats when he ad-
monished: "Bait and see!"
Wait! There's a postscript to this story.
Last year, many years after Herbie sold his boat in
Brooklyn, I ran into him in Miami, where he now lives and af-
ter exchanging warm greetings, he suddenly exclaimed:
"Guess what, Joe! I 've got myself a new boat and if
you're not doing anything Sunday, how about going fishing
You see, people of the sea don't die! They just sail away!
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(60 Ton Lift)
24 Waterfront News April 1988 Classifieds
OFFICES, .SHOPS & DOCKAGE on New River
Rent from 100 to 18,000 sq feet.
413 SW 3rd Ave Ft Laud 522-4775 Brad
NEW RIVER- 2/1 rental on private
estate beautiful, quiet, secure.
Large area rooms w/d, new carpets,
fireplace. $700. Call Sally 463-1320
One block west of Andrews & Davie-
excellent house for conversion to
TWO OFFICES. Two story building. Or
can be used as OFFICE & APARTMENT
(1/1) 550sq' each floor. Secluded,
secure, will remodel to suit.
ISLE OF VENICE- Century East Apts.
rates. Furnished apartments.523-2156
LAS OLAS ISLES- 1 bedroom efficie-
ncies, rooms. Pool, laundry, cable
TV, BBQ, super location. Low rates,
weekly or monthly. Call 525-2223
LAS OLAS ISLE OF VENICE- studios &
efficiencies. 1 & 2 bed apts. Nicely
furnished. Pool & laundry facilities.
ISLE OF VENICE SANDPIPER RESORT.
One-bed apts, & efficiencies. Pool,
BBQ, cable, laundry.
BANYAN MARINA APTS- 111 Isle of
Venice 524-4430 Elegant apts *
Pool Cable Maid Service *
Special Rates for 2 Month Minimum
YEARLY APARTMENTS- spectacular view,
from $435. Isle of Venice 467-3512.
NICE APT on 2nd floor 1/1 w/ OFFICE
on ground floor (combined rental),
monthly. So. Andrews & Davie Blvd.
SUPER LOCATION: waterfront apts*ef-
to shops & beach*laundry. Weekly &
Monthly rates. Off Las 01as.463-7067
LIVE-IN-HOUSE-SITTER- protect your
home while you're away. 30-yr res.
Excellent references. Call 523-0519
Wanted to buy: 26' or larger used
BERTRAM -to restore- Send photo's &
condition info to: Bill Sullivan
P.O.B.#977, Pawleys Is., SC 29585.
If you were a member of STRANAHAN
HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of '68 or know
current address of anyone from this
class, please send info to 68 Re-
union Committee, POB #10397, Wilton
Manors, FL 33334 or call 305-764-2332
Call the WATERFRONT NEWS to
place a Classified Ad. 524-9464
Century East Apts 100 ISLE OF VENICE
liveaboard welcome. Hot shower, Toi-
let,cable, phone, pool. 523-2156.
a lovely spot.
NEW RIVER- night light,
good security. This is
ISLE OF VENICE- liveaboards, .up to
52', pool shower, BBQ, laundry,
cable, phone. Low rates! 525-2223.
YACHT DOCKAGE & MAINTENANCE SERVICE
ideal for absentee owners. 587-8984.
Las Olas Isle of Venice. Elec, water,
pool, shower, laundry. 462-5515
ECONOMICAL MARINA- liveaboards from
$250/mo. Showers, laundry, restaur-
ant. DRY STORAGE for small boats
from'$50/mo. Call 584-2500.
435 HENDRICKS Isle deep water live-
aboard to 40' secure elec/water/tv
phone/laundry/shower $250up 463-5172
79 ISLE OF VENICE- deepwater, elec/
SANDPIPER RESORT 91 Isle of Venice-
dockage to 50'. Liveaboards welcome.
DOCKAGE- quiet hurricane hole to 40'
North Fork New River, Water/elec.
No liveaboards. Call 462-1524.
DOCKS STORAGE from $75/mo. Liveabds
welcome. Easy ocean access. Showers
Service. Repairs. J&J Marina. 4550
Ravenswood Rd. Ft.Ldl. Call 981-2001
HENDRICKS ISLE- attractive tropical
setting, pool, liveaboard. 763-1021
DOCK SPACE AVAILABLE- 120' dock.
Water/Elec. Professional care/Mntnc
services & Licensed captain on site,
close to major yard. Private, secure
no-wake canal off New River. Low
rates/discounts. No Ivbds. 584-6907
POMPANO- no fxd bridges, deep water,
50', $150, SE 14 St. 785-2654.
CITRUS ISLES- dock, deepwater, up
to 50' with power & water. 760-9545
CITRUS ISLES off New River 525-8930
BANYAN MARINA APTS- 111 Isle of
Deepwater dockage up to 51' *pool*
phone cable security.
LAUDERDALE ISLES- $200/mo 583-1121
& ASSOCIATES. REALTORS
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.
JUST LISTED-Rare Vacant Deepwater Lot
with approx. 120' of Bulkheaded frontage on South
Fork of New River in Lauderdale Isles. ONLY $80,000.
JUST LISTED 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family-
home located on Ocean Access Canal off of Dania
Cut off Canal. ONLY $79,900.
ISLE OF VENICE- sail only. 9' deep.
Up to 53', pool, shower, phone, BBQ
laundry, security. Adults/no pets.
10% off for no auto. Call 467-3512.
NEW RIVER- deepwater. call 524-9226
NORTH FORK NEW RIVER- secure dock
for boat to 42' liveaboard possible
SECURE DOCK- no fxd brdgs. Beautiful
setting with Chickee Bar. 463-5334
SUPER LOCATION- liveaboard, pool,
Jacuzzi, cable, laundry. Off Las
Olas, 208 Hendricks Isle. 463-7067.
FT LDL OFF NEW RIVER- no fxd bridge,
fenced, night light, very secure,
water & power. Call 463-2796.
DOCKAGE- 80' & 60' dock available at
private resort with many amenities
for the discriminating boater.
Call 305-781-1461 or 603-898-1250.
R U Estate
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
HENDRICKS ISLE- 5 liveaboapd docks,
6 apts. Lot and a Half. Currently
rented annual. Agent.Call:728-9874
HOLLYWOOD- 6000" home on Southlake.
150' waterfront i acre estate. Split
plan. 4/41 w/ full maid's quarters,
separate cabana house, spa & pool,
35' dock, 21 car gar. $1,250,000.
Contact Robin Parker days only M-F.
SW FT LAUD/RIVERSIDE PK- immac.,lg.
2/2, fam rm, garage, pool, deepwater
dock for small craft. No fxd bridges
Many, many extras. Hi assum. mortg.
Must sell. Call Olga Cauvin 561-8211
LAS OLAS ISLES-Deepwater No Fixed Bridges.
3 bedroom, 2 Bath home 78' waterfront on extra wide
canal 70' dock, if set up as finger piers could accom-
modate two or three boats, Just Listed $325,000.
RIVER REACH CONDOS Live on an Island!
Ft. Laud. private island featuring 24 hour manned
security, golf, tennis, saunas, 3 heated pools.
Unlimited ocean access dockage owners only.
NEW LISTINGS-GREAT FINANCING
1. 1 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Baths. Newest Buildings from
2. 2 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, From $72,000.
3. Larger 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with covered Parking,
Newest Building from $77,000.
4. Largest Corner, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Covered
Parking. New Building from $90,000.
5. Rentals also available, from $600.
LIGHTHOUSE POINT DEEPWATER CONDO -
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath right on canal with Intracoastal '
View. New Kitchen and New Designer custom coordi- .
nated carpet, wall coverings and window treatments.
Deepwater dockage up to 42' A Must See
Reduced to $109,000!!!
MANY OTHER WATERFRONT STINGS AVAILABLE "NEW WATERFRONT STINGS NEEDED"
I Have Qualified Buyers!"
Living and Working on the New River
Waterfront News April 1988 25
SAILORMAN- World's largest and most
unique, new & used marine emporium.
Send for catalog. 350 East State Rd.
84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Call:305-522-6716 FL 1-800-331-5359
LARGE DC REFRIGERATOR unit to
convert your ice box into a refrig-
erator. $150. Call 583-8358.
SCHIPPERKE PUPS- bred in Belgium to
work & guard on canal boats. 12-14
pounds when grown champion stud. 50
champions in pedigree. 583-8358
YAMAHA 180 SCOOTER- electric start,
rust-proof construction, legal high-
way speeds, rides two. Perfect land
dinghy! $500. Call 583-8358.
ANCHOR CHAIN 3/8" S/S. 220' $9/foot
DAVITS- fair cond. $200pr. 525-8930
'77 LINCOLN TOWN CAR- classic land-
yacht, needs new dock. Great buy at
$1299. Call after 7pm 764-2923
Beautiful NEW SPA- earthtone color
complete w/turbo jets $800 421-6920
REDWOOD BURLS from California.
NEW RPU-MINI HYDRAULIC PUMP to Rob-
ertson autopilot $600. 305-374-7318
NORCOLD REFRIG/FREEZER- 4.23' llOv
AC / 12v DC,.$325. Call 634-2966.
WHITE OAK & FIR- all sizes available
REBUILT ATOMIC 4's Detroit Diesels
pair rebuilt Mercruisers (225)*
Cummins. Call Sunpower Diesel
New Westerbeke generators boat show
prices! RPM Diesel Engine Co 764-680C
ONAN PARTS- new & second heads, cams,
blocks, manifolds, cranks, stators &
rotors. We have it! Don Hillman, Inc.
2501 State Road 84. Call 581-2376.
FOLDING SAILING DINGHY- $1000, 4hp,
'87 Johnson $400. Call 475-4707.
THE WORLD's MOST PORTABLE DINGHY!
to 4" flat. Can store on deck like
sailboard. Opens in 31 mins.8'10'12'
Weighs under 69 lbs. Call 284-9555.
ZODIAC INFLATABLE with slat floor-
rolls up easily. Seat doubles as
carrying bag; incl: 3hp tohatsu &
Bimini top. $600. Call 583-8358.,
LIFE RAFT- S.Y. 6-man Zodiac excl
cond $990 obo. Call 761-1953.
Immaculate '73 HATT FBYF- all glass
beauty-loaded. Replace' value $550K
by owner $235,000 941-7130 no broker
1972 SEABIRD 28' sportfisherman-
Recently repowered. Twin Mercs
Loaded with extras. $20,000
NEW BOAT BUYERS
Before buying that new
boat -call me- I WILL
SAVE you MONEY 462-7833
31' PACEMAKER cabin sportfisherman.
Some damage; needs attention. $1500
1987 TIGER MARINE 51' motor yacht-
3208 Cat Turbos. Loaded. $329K firm
Call 932-0856 or 372-1877.
COMPAC 23 sloop 1979/shoal draft/
VHF radio/12hp outboard/Good cond/
Great Weekender! $7500 ph 524-4730.
Classic 30' POLISH CUTTER- mahog on
oak. Ferryman Di/Navik WV/liferaft
dingyw/ob. Good cond,cruise equipt
$17000 ph537-1561 Leave message
41'COLUMBIA 60K 409 Hendricks Isle
Ft. LAud 728-8575 Great Liveaboard
MATE NAVIGATOR SAILMAKER for
deliveries & offshore passages
celestial navigation, loft quality
sail repairs underway, provisioning
for passages & cooking.
Call Kim Sanders (305) 764-8191
LICENSED CAPTAIN/ENGINEER- mature
reliable. 30 yrs experience.
Capt Dick 305 480 9684
PROFESSIONAL YACHT DELIVERIES
Capt Jon Stackley 525-4536
CAPTAIN FOR HIRE- USCG 100-ton Lic.
Deliveries &/or island trips. Exp.
fisherman. Call Capt. Joe Kane
YACHT CAPTAIN- 100-ton lic. power or
sail, all areas, charters, deliveries
or permanent position, excellent refs
Capt Ed Wiser 305-977-3934
DELIVERIES WANTED- power boats only.
Ocean Operator 100-ton License will
deliver MAINE TO MEXICO.
Capt. Les Stitt (305) 427-9553
VIA PANAMA by author. Cruising
Ports Calif. to Fla. 200,000 miles
exper. USCG Master 500 tons. Fluent
Spanish. Worldwide Capable.
Captain John Rains (619) 222-9028
41' SAILBOAT- leaving end of Feb.
for Bahamas invites charters. Weekly
or weekends. 4 persons. Call 761-1536
FULL & PART-TIME- house cleaning.
Permanent year-round U-NEAT-A-MAID!
47' ketch needs PERSON or CPLE exp
crossing to Bah. to Abacos. Length
of cruise exp &/or sal. negot. De-
part: bgn. May. Call 305-451-5081
Sailboat capt requires EXP MALE
CREW for local sailing. 527-2654.
Onan Westerbeke, Kohler, Northern
Lights new & used 4 to 45 KW Sunpowe
Diesel 522-4775 (Jay)
aiCFfif rr s
Special Offer Free Blessing Size 72X90, And
Choice of Blue Or Brown. Authentic Indian
Design Each One Personally Blessed By Wise
owl, Medicine Man And Chief Drowning creek
Reservation $150. Value For Only 539 Postpaid
Satisfaction Guaranteed. The Only Blanket
Offered To The Public Blessed By indian
Medicine Man Your Order Provides Help
UrgenOy Needed By Tribe, Please write Chief
Wise Owl. Drowning Creek Reservation, R#2 Box
108, Maxton. N.C. 28364
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ATLANTIC MOBILE MARINE REPAIR-
gas, diesel & electrical repair.
24 hr dock svc 978-1640.
CHAMBERLAND YACHT UPHOLSTERY-
reupholstery & custom work: autos,
home furniture, boat cushions & canvas
bedspreads, drapes, Tonneau cover,
renovations, etc, Call Lisa 527-1825
COMPLETE RIGGING AT YOUR DOCK
competitive prices, quality service
Ask for Ted 463-7100
SUZIE Q Yacht Service for all yacht
interiors, exteriors. Cleaning var-
nish refinishing. Excellent work.
YACHT REFINISHING & REPAIR- varnish,
painting, fibreglassing, reveneering
general maintenance. Reasonable rate
Hourly or estimate. Call 527-5760.
TRADER REDS BOAT HAULING- continen-
tal USA Call for competitive quote
You gotta hatcha
needs a patcha
I patcha your hatcha
you calla me
587-0677 [wood only]
BOAT LETTERING BY CAROL- standard &
custom, gold leaf. Reasonable rates.
Free estimate call 922-0334/528-0877
SMALL DREDGE OPERATION for boat
access to dock & seawall. Lowest
rates available. Call 941-5337.
MIDNIGHT STITCHER quality marine
upholstery, refurbishing and new
construction. Call 9-5 ph 764-8470.
PROFESSIONAL COSMETIC MAINTENANCE-
varnishwork, teak cleaning, oiling
stainless, interiors, exteriors.
Short-Long term.Laurie Ross 764-1856
Pre-spaced BOAT LETTERING- 3M Vinyl
materials*Gntd 7 yrs or replaced
free! Installed in or out of water*
Get 10% off with this ad*
SUPERGRAFIX computerized lettering*
1513c No. Fed. Hwy Pompano (Next to
Blue Lagoon) 782-2267*1-800-537-SIGN
YACHT MNTNCE- 13 yrs exp: painting,
vnshg,teak,mnthly mgmt. 462-0154.
AQUA MAIDS offers interior/exterior
cleaning, waxing, taking, grocery
GOLDEN NEEDLE- special on re-cover-
ing your yachts intr cushions also
pillows & fitted sheets. Fast dock-
side svce 431-8118(collect ok Dade)
PILINGS RESTORED- wood or concrete,
any condition. 10-year guarantee.
For brochure & free estimate call
Our 30th year! anytime 525-7411
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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-VOUR-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 943-5541
NATIONAL CANVAS for all your canvas
needs at 128 No. Fed. Hwy. (6th Ave)
Delray Beach, FL. Call 1-305-278-6521
BOAT CLEANING SERVICE- custom wash
& wax, teak cleaning & oiling,.varn-
ishing. Weekly & bi-monthly service
SUZIE Q YACHT SERVICES for all yacht
interiors, exteriors, cleaning, varnish
refinishing. Excellent work 764-5852
HULL CLEANING under water. Call Bob
leave message at 463-9810.
Mnthly mntc. Call 587-6207 (24hrs)
SCOTT's CLEANING SERVICE, Inc.-
total boat care, bottom service,
free estimates. Call 925-7182.
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
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICES-
boats offices houses
also prep & varnish work
Call Kathleen 462-0832
.AQUA MAIDS offers interior/exterior
cleaning, waxing, party planning.
Reliable. Insured. References.
Call 748-5936. Leave message.
D&I TEFLON SERVICES INC.
Specialists in yacht detailing,
varnishing, teak work. Protect your
boat exterior for a year with the
very best polish/sealant in or out
"Apple" dealer. Call for details
766-6038 & 523-5145
WoodI &Wllodworlkl l LLingi :4111'
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
LAMAR 751-2986 or 462-0176 GELCOAT
27 YRS EXP- Fiberglass & Woodworking
Repair & remodeling, cabinetry.
Your dock or mine. Jack Anderson
-James Sullivan professes a knowledge
of CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LORAN-C &
PREP for USCG OPERATOR's LICENSE.
Will teach same to seafarers for $12.
MEDIC 1st AID (CPR)class- 6-10pm,
April 4; Part 2, April 7; Underseas
Sports, 1525 N. Fed. Hwy., Ft.L.
COASTAL NAVIGATION- 24 classroom hrs
$30. Starts 13 April. Call 437-0595
LEARN TO SAIL- 18 classroom hrs. $24
Starts Ft.L.High 11April 765-6939 or
Pine Middle 12 April 437-0595
Save money* Carry-in repairs on most
marine electronic equipment. FCC
licensed**Serving Fort Lauderdale
since 1955*Dick Ross, 122 SW 5 St,
downtown Ft Laud. Call 30" 764-4470.
MARINE SURVEYOR &CONSULTANT-
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
PASCOE & ASSOCIATES Inc.
All types of surveys
Since 1944 NAMS
Four certified surveyors
524-8661 nights 946-4436
MARK RHODES MARINE SURVEYOR-
buyers, insurance and evaluation.
Power and sail. Call 946-6779
FOR SALE all or part(working partner)
manufacturer of WIND GENERATOR & other
products. Investment required.
Call Bill Owra 920-3711 or 922-3921.
Waterfront News April 1988 27
BOOKKEEPER- "Let me help you keep
your accounts/taxes etc., in order.
It will save you money, time and
aggravation. Call 583-3220 (eves)
FREELANCE TYPIST/WORD PROCESSOR-
reasonable rates. Pompano area.
CHRISTIAN CRUISING FELLOWSHIP is a
loose-knit fellowship of Christians
who cruise. Share an anchorage! Pro-
vide an overnight dock space! A ride
to church! Get involved! Help a bro-
ther or sister! Share a skill!
LIVING ABOARD or just dreaming
about it? Subscribe to this unique
qrtrly journal w/ facts, tips &
experiences of liveaboards & all
other boating enthusiasts. Only
$12/yr. LIVING ABOARD, 251 West
Central, #346, Natick, MA 01760
SCall the WATERFRONT NEWS to 1
place a Classified Ad. 524-9464
Serving Ft. Lauderdale
Quality Chiropractic Care
Dr. Jerry Johnson B.S. D.C.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE MAY BE INDICATED
BY THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS
1. Headaches 5. Pain between Shoulders
2.-Nervousness 6. Stiff Neck-Backache
3. Painful Joints 7. Pain in Arms & Legs
4. Loss of Sleep 8. Numbness in Hands & Feet
Gentle Corrective Chiropractic Care Can Help
Call 564-9999 for Appointment
Our Policy Concerning Care and Insurance
Each and every patient receives an initial screening exam
to determine if chiropractic is indicated. Negative findings
result in patient referral and non-acceptance. Positive
findings result in an in-depth consultation with Dr. Johnson
followed by full explanation of all fees, exams or
treatment if necessary prior to your request for services
in our office. We accept insurance assignment on major
medical, automobile injuries and industrial accidents.
Dr. Jerry Johnson, 1509 N. Federal Hwy. 564-9999
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Featuring over 250 power, sail, fishing and skiing boats on
display both in-water and on land, a special brokerage boat sec-
tion and a wide variety of marine related equipment and ac-
cessories. Enjoy live entertainment, informative and entertaining
clinics and fashion shows put on by pros every day of the Show..
Spring is the time of year to prepare for a summer season of fun
on Florida's waterways, and the Fort Lauderdale, Spring Boat
Show is your perfect opportunity to get ready.
SHOW DATES & HOURS:
Thursday, May 5-Noon 8 p.m.
Friday, May 6-10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 7-10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 8-10 a.m. 8 p.m.
For information call (305) 764-7642
Parking at Port Everglades is $2.00A free shuttle bus will run
continuously between Port Everglades and the Boat Show
beginning one hour before the Show opens and ending one
hour after the Show closes each day.
1988 Yachting Promotions, Inc.
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Just One of the
Nationwide Florida Only
Aqu anaut Salvage, P.O. 459. Tavernler. FL 33070 (305) 852-8313
Aqutllc-VenlureB. 213 Bayvlew St. New Port RichLy. FL 33562 (813) 842-4658 / 845-8071
Captain Dan's Marine Towing an't Sealvage. P.O. Box 546706, Surlolde. FL 33154 (305)940-5230
Coco Plum Marin,. 68 Coco PIUCTr )r. Marathon. FL 33C50 305)743-7743
Daytono Marina & Boat Works., s5 S. Beach St.. Da?ona'Beach. FL 32014 (904) 252-6421
First Mlte YOcht Services. Inc.. 212 Yacht Club Dr.. 31. Augustllne FL 32084 (04) 828-0184
Flamlngo Charteors-/v Mystery. 35 Sombero Blvd., Marathon, FL 32084 (305)743-7137/2233
Gulf Coast Marlne Towing. Box 2911. Naples. FL 22962 (813)793-1990
Hernando Beach Marina. 413L Shoal Line Blvd.. Spring Hill. FL 33526 8 (04)58-2852
International Marine. 2855 N. Banan River Dr.. Merrllt Island. FL 32952 (305)453-4417
Intra-Coastat Tug and Salvage. P.O. Box 1801. Venle. FI. 34264-1801 (8131485-3388
Kellerman Marine Recovery. 2650 NW let Ave #7. Boca Raton. FL 33432 (305)302-0569
Marine RFaoue. P.O. Box 362. Anna Maria Island, FL 33501 (813)778- 1502
PuntR a Gi4da Marina- 2501 Marion Ave. Punta Corda FL 33950 (813) 639-2750/639-8311
Red Baton. 10553 Federal Hwy. Jupiter, FL 33460 (305)744-9471
Retrlever. P.O. Box 0845. Port Salerno. FL 34002 (305) 2086-123
Smltty's Marine Towin & Salvage, Inc. 11331 Luanne Lane. Ftl. yer. FL 33908 (813) 765-1444
Sunshine Marine Services. 1310 Freemona St. Gulfport. FL 33707 (813) 381-2377
The Boat Show. Hwy 44 W on the St. Johns River, Deland, FL 32720 (904)736-6601
Avalon Marina El1otronlo5. 1532 CrOova Rd.. Ft. Laudaramla, FL 33318 (305) 527-4047
Bob Thomrnon's Cobra Marina. 80920 Overaemm Highway. I.slmorrci,-. FL 33038 (305) 8684-5560/4745
Chi Cnlie Pollhing, 411 .E. 2tlh St. Apt. 3. Ft. Laudordal2, FL 33318 (305)585-5204148782189
Clal:y Cu4stm ID1. PO Box 360505. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 30335 (305) 921-032 7
alspar Crules &. Marine Sup. 4800 Plaolda Rd (775) orove City. FL 33533 (613)897-2B6/47S-S5SS
tHe-im~men Marina. 7700 8. Tamliaml Trail. Salraota. FL 33581 (813) 923-1817
High Seal-Prop Shop Inc.(Moblle Marine) 5048 NE 12th Ave. Ft. Lauderdale. FL 33334 (305)771-9008
Jim Mander' Yacht Shop. 100640 Overseas Hwy MM 1056-.Bay0lldKe y Largo. FL33037(305)451-3891
Marina Harware end Equipment. 1630 N. Fad. Hwy. Pompano Beaoh. FL 33082 (305)782-2280
ooeanalde Marina. Foot of Maloney Ave. Stool Island. Kay We.t, FL 33040 (305) 294-4878
Palm Coalt Marina. Clubhoue DOr. Palm Coat., FL 32051 (904)445-5565/0043
Pnaumallque Craft Speclallat. 284 NE 3Znd Ct. Oakl-nd Pk, FL 33334 (305)505-8073
Red Bay Marina, 209 Bulknead Drive (on Hwy 18 E) Green Cove Sprlngs. FL 32043 (804)284-1155
Rlver.lde Marine & TaokIe. 111 N Riverelde Dr. New Smyrn Beach. FL 32089 P0(4) 427-3434
Sealoot Eleaoronio. Ino. 101 Yaoht Club Dr. Comaohee Island. St. Augustlneo. L 32084 (904)824-5080
Southern OCoan Supply, 2060 5 Fed H-y. Ft. LauderOdle. FL 33310 (305) 467-9118
Sterndrlve SpOellllt. 4421 Sohllke Way. Sanford, FL 32771 (305) 321-7738
Sunooalt Marine. 300 South Trail. NokomlI. FL 33655 (813) 488-4507
Whiltnay Marine. 3027 Hwy 17. Orange Park, FL 32073 (904) 269-0027