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IME ADJUSTMENTS TO TIDE TABLE January 15 16 17 18 19
High Water Low Thru Jan, 20th Ft. Laud.-Key West Race Venetian Festival Finale
Hillsboro Inlet- -31 Minutes -50 lboun Cllenge thru Jan. 2t, Street celebrate o
Bahia Mar------- -20 -18 windsurfing 773-5653 Statue of Liberty & by BKudy Greco, the Aris
S. .s Vntin FBuddy Rich a Ellis Is, "Muve to Free- Eddie Higgins & Jimi tocrats & Tamny Mercer
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Plantation Ccmanity Tue, & Thur, nRghts non at HoUnc s Tooth/ Thetre utr toe Sta
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Feist Paorano Beach Recreation Thru Feb. 2
mhe Krew" (Rock) noon Main Broward Co, & Sout Center, 1801 NE 6th St.
"The Taiboys" (rock) 2:4 Nassau Cup (Windsurfing) Region/BCC Libraries Scientific, educational. Ft. Laud, Antique Show
79th Street Beach, liami BaEhrs thru Feb, 4th series of programs Sea-art & shell-craft thru Feb, 3rd at
BeacBh. Call Gene t 596-5239 thru March 5th exhibit by Brcwrd Shell 730 N, Federal Hwy.
Club, Thru Feb 3rd,
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Seminole Indian Tribe Windsurfing, open class
1.4th Ann]al Tribal Fair mid-winters
& Rodeo thru Feb.lOth Ft, Lauderdale
GilfstreanS gUS S441 and Stirling Rd thru Feb. 10th Gulfstrean Sailing Club
Buoys 1-1 Race lg Cl 5832850 .Call Sue @ 596-3061 Lake 3-1 Race
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JOn or Carol at Annual Auction & Fund VALENTINE's Windsurfer Midwinters '
334-15!5 Raiser. $50/ couple DAY Micmi. call 446-7245
S,OR,C, thru Feb, 24 Lincoln's Birthdoy at Pier 66, 463-2014
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Baseline: Andrews Avenue Bridge over New River at mean low water, Eastern Standard Time.
; WATERFRONT NEWS
MARINE FLEA MARKET ANNOUNCES
Dania, Florida, U.S.A. April 19, 20 and 21,1985,
have been announced as the dates for the 7th
Annual Marine Flea Market. The nationally
'-' med three day event transforms the Dania
Jal-idi.,Fronton parking lot into the world's
largest natj swap shop. Last year sellers
from up andaao-o the East Coast of the United
States occupT6 d mrre than 300 booths selling
every imaginable kind of boating item from
anchors to zincs and fine shark tooth jewelry to 5"
The Marine Flea Market, originated in 1979 by
LBE Marine, Inc., has established itself within the
marine industry as the ideal place to sell marine
equipment and other boating related items that
have been gathered in inventory as a result of
obsolescence, model changes, over ordering or
minor damage. Because the Marine Flee Market
occurs only one weekend a year, it allows the
major boat manufacturers the opportunity to sell
large quantities of teak, upholstery, instruments
and accessories that they would not be able to sll
through normal channels. Small groups of
private individuals rent booth space to sell the
"nautical treasures" found while cleaning out
their garages and dock boxes of accumulated
boat parts and fishing tackle. According to Al
Behrendt, President of LBE Marine, "The buyers
love a good deal and the sellers enjoy turning
their unwanted marine items into cash.
During the past few years, a growing numberof
boat dealers and private individuals found that
the Marine Flea Market is an excellent place to
sell used boats. The large crowds visiting the
Marine Flea Market come from all parts of Florida
and the Bahamas and they come for one reason --
to buy! It is because excellent sales that the vast
majority of sellers return year after year and they
begin reserving selling spaces as early as
The Marine Flea Market offers everyone with
an interest in boats or things nautical a relaxed
and casual atmosphere to browse through more
than 300 sales booths covering eight acres. Free
parking and a spacious food service area mean
that buyers can take hours to inspect the
merchandise and negotiate an agreeable price.
As the Marine Flee Market's slogan states, "The
dickering and dealing are part of the fun."
The original Marine Flea Market, now in its
seventh consecutive year, will open to the public
at noon on Friday, April 19th, 9:00 AM on
Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st.
Admission for adults is $2.00, children are free
and there's acres of free parking. Sellers admitted
by advanced registration only.
Volume 1 Issue 11 January 15-February! 5, 1985
Copyright by Ziegler Publishing Co.. Inc. 1985
320 S.W. 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (305) 524-9450
Published-by Ziegler Publishing Co., Inc.
Editor: John Ziegler
Illustrators: -Teri Cheney
Photographer: Greg Dellinger
Carriers: Tom Gepfrich Blake
Jason Welles Lee Je
Andrew Moyes Swen
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Darin Gleichman Todd (
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Patrick Gillis Paul B
Louise Miller Chris I
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To The Editor,
Hank Brown, General Chairman from Montego
Bay Yacht Club, Dr. John Hastings, and your
writer from Storm Trysail Club wanted to put in a
note to update you on the status of the Miami
Montego Bay Race. Most important of.all, we
have five firm entries including a brand new J41
and some PHRF vessels of good size.
Peter Grimm, Chairman of SORC, tells me that
there are very good thoughts about the racein the
SORC group, and Dr. Hastings who serves on the
SORC committee, confirmed this. We expect
several of the Maxi's to join us, and the fleet
should be one of the best we've had in many
years. Hope you, too, can join us.
Perhaps, equally important, the festivities at
Jamaica are already well organized with parties
starting on Wednesday, March 20, and going all
the way through until Sunday, March 24th. If any
of you have not been to Jamaica anti enjoyed
their parties, we think you have a learning
experience coming that you will remember for a
lifetime. These, plus all the other marvelous
attributes of Jamaica, create a marvelous
destination, particularly when coupled with one
of the finest race courses, in our opinion, in the
It may take a bit of the spice out of the race, but
we have reached a verbal agreement with the
Cuban Government to permit us, if necessary, to
short tack up the southeast side of Cuba as close
in as needed. We've even been welcomed to visit
Havana if all incentive for getting to Jamaica
should disappear! We expect to have verbal and
visual contact methods prearranged with Cuba,
and will advise you of those in mailings to the
entrants, or at the skippers meeting.
Our thanks to Ted Turner for his help on this, and
to Jim Kilroy for suggesting we get it
Johnnie Walker's people have been most
generous in their assistance to us both with time
and finances, and we believe you will find a well
run, well financed and well attended event in
which to participate.
Please call Audrey Arbuckle at (305) 564-5765 if
you have any questions that are not answered in
this mailing. She will either have the answers or
get them for you promptly.
Hope we see you at the skippers' meeting at Coral
Reef Yacht Club in Miami on the 14th of March,
and more importantly on the lawn of Montego
Bay Yacht Club as soon thereafter as possible.
A. Rulon Mansfield Jr.
Storm Trysail Club
2017 NE 15th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33305
COAST GUARD PROPOSES
The Coast Guard has proposed regulations that
would eliminate the requirement for documented
vessels to be marked with a hailing port. In place
of hailing port markings, the owner would be
required to mark the transom with the
abbreviation "U.S." and the official six-digit CG
number assigned to the vessel in block-type
minimum four inch durable arabic numbers and
letters. A boater could continue to mark his or her
-hailing port for personal reasons. Vessels now
properly documented and marked could retain
existing markings for five years from the date
proposed regulation would go into effect, but any
change in ownership or home port during that five
year period would require the markings to be
changed to comply with the law. The CG has
determined that the economic impact of this
change is minimal. If you would care to comment
on the proposal, you can do so by writing (by Feb.
19th) to the Commandant (G-CMC/24), (CGD 84-
027), U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC 20593.
For additional information call Lieutenant
Commander Robert Meeks, (202) 426-1492.
Reprinted from the MIA-SF Newsletter.
On behalf of both the Fort Lauderdale Jaycees
and the American Diabetes Association, I would
like to take this opportunity to thank you for your
recent participation in our New River raft race.
Without your involvement and contribution,
the success of this endeavor could never have
Looking forward to seeing you at next year's
even bigger and better raft race!
L YN CACELLA
Director, Public Relations
Fort Lauderdale Jaycees
Many thanks for participating in Manatee Day.
It was a very successful day and we were able to
reach a large number of people to educate them
about the plight of the manatee.
We sincerely thank you for your participation,
cooperation and assistance, and especially for
your dedication in helping to save the manatee
Let's keep the lines of communication open and
hope that our collective efforts will make a
difference. Agaii thanks..
Georgia Reynolds, M.D.
Broward County Audubon Society
.We were in your city last week shopping for a
sailboat (which we found, but that is another
story), and received a copy of your newspaper at
the Boat U.S. store, Vol. 1, Issue 9.
In your Editor's Mailbag we read with interest
the Mathersons reply to your previous article
about Schipperkes, by John Simpson. We, too,
are not familiar with this breed of dog, but will be
adopting a puppy in the next year for our
"Schooner" to raise. Our "Sch'ooner'" isa female ,,
half Labrador/half Setter (Irish) who looks like a
black Irish Setter. She is extremely intelligent and
also a wonderful boat dog. Her perfect manners
far offset the fact that she weighs 85 pounds.
Would it be possible for you to send me a copy
of John Simpson's article?
Donna S. Mattix (Mrs. Edward F.)
Editor's Note: Back issues of the Waterfront News
are available free at our offices located at 320 SW
2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33312 Back issues or
reprints of specific articles can be sent to a reader
as in Ms, Mattix's case for one dollar for postage
320 S.W. 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale. FL 33312
N.O.A.A. RULED LIABLE IN
A federal judge in Boston ruled December 2,
1984 that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration is liable for the deaths of three
fishermen lost at sea four years ago when
forecasters failed to predict a fierce storm
U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro said N.O.A.A.
negligently failed for more than three months to
maintain a weather bouy that could have
provided an accurate forecast for the George
Bank fishing grounds.
Tauro said that once N.O.A.A. decided to
undertake the task of providing weather
forecasts for mariners, it had a duty to those
fishermen to make sure the forecasts were
Relatives of .,e three men sued the federal
weather agency, contending the fishermen relied
on a forecast of fair weather when they set out
from Hyannis on a 150-mile trip to Georges Bank.
A second trial will be held to determine
damages. Tauro set an January 28, pretrial
PUTTING WEST LAKE ISSUE TO
by M.G. Swift
The fate of a 48 acre of mangrove north of the
Dania .Cut-Off Canal is the missing piece of a
puzzling problem concerning the preservation of
wetland's around Hollywood's West Lake.
In a deal worked out last March, Hollywood,
Inc., owner of both the Dania tract and the 1200
acres surrounding West Lake, agreed to sell to
the state and county the West Lake property for
$20 million and the rights to develop 1400
apartments and townhouses on a 91 acre tract
along the lake's southwest shore )which
Hollywood, Inc., would retain). Also development
rights would be given to Hollywood, Inc., to fill W.
about 200 acres north of the Dania Cut-Off Canal L
for commercial development, including the 48
acies of mangrove.
The deal is off, according to Hollywood, Inc., if
permission to fill the mangrove area is denied by
the Army Corps of Engineers, which is opposed
by environmental groups, including the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. Also $12
million in state monies to buy the West Lake tract
and make it a nature preserve will only be
available till February 1, 1985.
In a last ditch effort to save the deal, Broward
County Commissioner Howard Forman wants the
public to also buy the 48 acres of mangrove on
Dania Cut-Off Canal, along with the 1200 acre -.
natural preserve at West Lake. The county would
spend another $10.4 million to build the preserve
and offset the environmental impact of
Hollywood, Inc.'s development by providing a /
new home for displaced wildlife in the area. The
funds earmarked to be used to mitigate the loss of
the 48 acres could be used by the county to buy
the parcel from Hollywood, Inc. The corporation
has not commented on Forman's proposal;
however, company officials have in the past said
they would consider selling the property.
MIA ENDORSES NAUGLE & COX
The Marine Industries Association of South
Florida has endorsed Jim Naugle and Bob Cox for
Fort Lauderdale City Commission.
Jim Naugle, a life long resident of Fort
Lauderdale is a candidate for Fort Lauderdale
City Commission. Having served on the City i
Marine Advisory Board for five years and past
Chairman of the Marine Task Force of the
Chamber of Commerce, Naugle knows the value
of our waterways. "The New River was the
starting point of our community and we have
turned our backs on it. In the downtown we have a
Jail on one side and a proposed School
Administration Building on the other...we should
make the river the focal point of our city with
shops and restaurants...a reason to visit."Naugle
also fought to close a city sewage plant that was
pumping sewage into our waterways. The City
was later fined for their actions by State officials.
"We must find ways to improve the quality of our
waterways and protect our greatest asset." Jim
Naugle is a Realtor and Graduated from Florida
Atlantic University with a degree in Business
Administration. He also helps his family run their
56 year old Downtown business, Lauderdale
Paint. Jim's civic activities include Trustee of the
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, President of
the Tarpon River Civic Association and Vice-
president of the Taxpayers League of Broward
Bob Cox is an incumbent City Commissioner
and owner of Lauderdale Marina.
They will be facing several other commission 0
candidates running in February 2 election
primary. If there are more the ten candidates *
running in the at-large primary election, the top
ten vote-getters go on to the general election,
March 12th. If there are fewer than ten
candidates running for the at-large commission
seats the top five vote-getters in the March 12
general election would be elected to the Fort
Lauderdale City Commission. The highest overall
vote-getter would be elected Mayor of Fort
However the city's at-large method of election 151
is being constitutional judged in Federal Court (
and'this may cause a delay in City Commission
January, 15-February 15, 1985
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IS BROWARD COUNTY MISSING
THE BOAT?..MARINE CHARRETTE
by M.G. Swift'
January 10th Broward County's Marine
Charrette Report was finalized. Working from a
"final rough draft" of a report on the *Marine
Charrette, participants of the two day
brainstorming and problem solving October 1984
marathon got back together and hammered out a
As the Waterfront News went to press the
polished version of the Charrette report was not
yet available. However, based upon the rough
draft several themes and priorities seem to be
taking a consensus focus. Hopefully, the final
report will be more than just another report that
gathers dust and is referred to in some
subsequent study. Perhaps it will' be implemented.
"Treasured Waters"-this was the motto for the
Marine Charrette. If there is one common
denominator in the draft report-whether
discussing marine events, commerical and
recreational waterway use, ecology, education
and safety or planning control and regulation-it is
that we in Broward County have a unique
resource which can be exploited for profit and
pleasure; but our waterways must also be
protected and treasured. The draft is twenty-
seven pages long; below is a digest of that rough
Eighty-seven men and women-a cross-section
of the citizentry of Broward County-talked,
listened, learned and looked for solutions. They
shared a concern about the current abuse and
neglect of waterways, the waterway which built
DAVE ODHAM, PRESIDENT
17 YEARS EXPERIENCE
ALL SERVICES GUARANTEED
Broward County to what it is today. Ironically,
those same abused and neglected waterways will
ultimately destroy the quality of life in Broward
County unless "we" again make our waters a
Charrette attendees want "to see increased
support of all marine events which benefit and
enhance the image of Broward County as a water
oriented community." According to the rough
final report, "City and County governments
should financially assist and support proven
marine events which would inturn, allow them to
expand and attract more tourists and local
citizens." The Winterfest/Boat Parade, boat
shows, fishing tournaments, and Week of the
Ocean were mentioned as examples of events
which reinforce Fort Lauderdale's waterway
wonderland image. New ideas like "Marine
Events Calendar" to provide coordination and
publicity, a "Marine Expo" (a marine stadium for
boat races, waterskiing shows, windsurfing,
testing boat/sailing instructions, as well as,
perhaps, boat shows), and marine launching
areas on the beach.
Docking facilities at Hugh Taylor Birch State
Park on the west side of the park inside the
existing concrete bulkhead would open a new
dimension for the park by allowing boaters to
dock in order to not only enjoy the facilities of the
park, but to also allow those boaters to walk to
the beach. Also in the area of commerical waterway
use, waterborne transportation-a water taxi-
would allow tourists and other visitors a leisurely
and scenic alternative to routine land
transportation to and from the airport to
waterfront hotels, restaurants and night clubs. A
marina facility capable of handling large ocean
yachts (105 feet and larger) could be built in Port
Everglades. Existing popular marinas receive
many requests for dockage, but are often forced
to turn away these "ultra-yachts". The Charrette-
s draft report recommends that a suitable site be
developed for live aboard boaters in the vicinity
of the north fork of New River.
Reefs should be "enhanced" and protected. No
where else in the continental United States is
there a natural live reef barrier, Diving areas
should be marked by providing mooring buoys
(no anchoring), artificial reef creation should
promoted through legislative and government
and financial support from the private sector, and
the natural reef of John U. Lloyd State Park
should be designated a marine sanctuary.
Development of a "water park system" should be
given high priority according to the draft report,
along with designating activity areas on the
beach, specific areas for specific activities.
Ecology concerns of the Charrette report the
reduction of "non-point source" waterway
pollution (urban runoff). Also, the Broward
County School Board should prioritize student
programs to develop an awareness of the
interrelationship of the local marine ecosystem to
our renewable resources, our food supply and
coastal quality of life. Future beach
renourishment projects will become increasingly
expensive, both financially and for the well-being
sales & service
CONSULTATION AND ABSENTEE
of our remaining reef systems. Where possible,
new seawalls should be sloped and consist of rip-
rap to reduce wave reflection and provide
juvenile marine habitats. Environmental impact
must be assessed prior to any development. No
further marine habitat destruction can be
accepted in mangrove, reef, and dune
ecosystems, and manatee areas. Restoration and
mitigation of other areas should be required on a
ratio basis that increases rather than reduces
natural habitat. Finally, the Marine Charrette
rough draft states that, "Port Everglades
industrial over-development will be counter-
productive to Broward tourism, recreation and
environmental goals for an enhanced quality of
life for our residents and visitors. The port should
take a direction that is more compatible with the
image of Broward County and regain its
dominance as a cruise ship center rather than
attempting to make us a cargo and trucking
terminal vastly beyond the need of Broward
County. As the yachting capital of the world, a
well designed world class marina would be
considerably more appropriate than a 'Newark'
class trucking terminal."
Due to the fact that the endangered Manatee
are here year round make Manatee season, laws
The report goes on: "We feel this community
must be made aware that a healthy and
productive marine environment is an underlying
concept that is fundamental to the continued
economic viability of user business, marine
industry, tourism and our quality of life. If we fail
to accept our responsibility as custodians to an
already greatly diminished and stressed marine.
system, we risk the complete loss of the quality of
the environment that makes boating and our
community attractive to both tourists and future
It seemed to the Marine Charrette that "the
cities and the county have no clear cut direction
for past, present and future waterfront
development. A master waterway development plan
should be devised for the county as a whole." This
plan would pay specific attention to: consistent
zoning of waterfront property, present and future
marina and boatyard use, a need for large lakes
in undeveloped areas, the need to strengthen the
enforcement of zoning, restrictions and
With regards to education and safety, the rough
draft of the Marine Charrette Report wants to see
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boating safety information to be included with
boat registration. Funds from the governmental
seizures of boats remain locally funding boating
safety programs and enforcement of marine
laws. The new downtown Broward Public Library
should aggressively develop a marine library. "A
mass campaign should be designed and
implemented to generate voluntary donations of
materials as well as funds to purchase same."
Also the concept of voluntary safety education
for the boating public was advocated. Existing
marine laws should be actively enforced through
increased funding and marine violators should be
educated mandatorily with marine education
That summarizes twenty-seven pages, fifteen
hours of marine charretting, and over a year's
worth of planning by the Marine Industry
Association of South Florida and Broward County
Chamber of Commerce's Marine Task Force, co-
sponsors of the Charrette.
Now the hard part: implementation. If the
eighty-three participants can become as
energized as co-chairs Bill Bigoney and Van
Snider, Broward County's waters will indeed
become treasured again and for generations
You'll be hearing more in the future about the
progress or lack thereof in implementing the:
Marine Charrette's high minded and far sighted
priorities. Let us not "miss the boat".
LAS OLAS VENETIAN FESTIVAL
A celebration of the red, white and green, the
second annual Venetian Festival is a veritable
feast of music, theatre, dance and foods in the
finest Italian tradition.
Headlining the festivities are special
performances by Italian virtuoso Buddy Greco.
The Las Olas Association will host a black-tie
dinner at the Riverside Hotel benefiting the
Stranahan House on Thursday night, January 17,
with entertainment provided by Mr. Greco.
On Saturday evening, January 19, a street
festival and dance will be held on the Boulevard
from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. (The Boulevard will be
closed to automobile traffic during this event). An
authentic Venetian gondola has been specially
commissioned for the evening. Mr. Greco will
highlight the evening of song, theatre and dance,
which will also feature the Aristocrats, strolling
musicians, and the big-band sound of Tommy
For Saturday's street festival, open-air cafes
and Italian food booths will be set up. Artwork
from the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute will be on
display. Folk dancers, an organ grinder and
monkey, and actors' troupes inviting audience
participation in improvised street theatre will
also be on hand.
During the week, Italian-designer fashions will
be modeled tableside in the Boulevard's
restaurants. Throughout the event, a special
selection of Venetian handcrafts and moments
will be on display and available for sale atthe Las
Olas Event Center, 710 East Las Olas Boulevard.
Also on display in the Event Center during the
week will be various artwork and masks by area
schoolchildren who have entered the Ventian
Festival Art Contest. Winners will be announced
and prizes awarded atop the City's Showmobile
on Saturday night, January 19.
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7:30 pm at New River Middle School,
SW 31 Avenue and Riverland Road, Ft.
Lauderdale. Tuesday & Thursday nights
through March 5th. Instruction free;
small fee for manual. Call Ft. Laud.
Squadron, USPS, Larry Haupt 522-7486.
Broward County Library presents-
HEMINGWAY: A Movable Feast.
January 14 March 5, 1985
HEMINGWAY: A Movable Feast is a series
of programs featuring Ernest Heming-
way's works, films based on Hemingway
novels, television interviews, a panel
discussion with Hemingway experts, and
a specially assembled photo exhibit
selected from the Hemingway Collection
at the J. F. Kennedy Memorial Library.
Programs will be held at the South
Regional/BCC Library and the Main
Broward County Library.
ELECTRONICS UNLIMITED is proud to an-
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Director of Sales for the-marine elec-
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The 21st Annual SHELL SHOW. Shells
and shell- novelties for sale. Friday
through Sunday, February 1-3, 1985,
10 am 9 pm (Fri. & Sat.) and
10 am 5 pm (Sunday). Pompano Beach
Recreation Center, 1801 N.E. 6th St.
Pompano Beach, Florida (1 block west
of Federal Hwy.). Land shells, minia-
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specimen shell exhibits, artistic
shell crafts. FREE Admission & Park
For further information phone:
NEROFIBROMATOSIS FOUNDATION OF FLA.
Dr. Sandra C. Grady, Regional Director
83 N.E. 20th Sttreet, Ft. Lauderdale,
FL 33305. Call 565-2832.
CELESTIAL NAVIGATION course, 6 weeks,
Tuesday Evenings, Starts January 15,
1985, 7-9:30 p.m. Broward Community
College, Building #5, Room #106,
Tuition $21. Call BCC 475-6600.
U.S.C.G. MOTOR BOATING LICENSE PREP,
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January 17,1985, 7-9:30 p.m., Broward
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GRAN PRIX SERIES SET FOR 1985
The International Billfish League has
announced its world championship schedule for
Two new locations have been added to the
seven-tournament series for next year Treasure
Cay, Bahamas and Destin, FL. "The new circuit
offers teams a much more compact schedule than
last year," said the IBL's Bill McMurray. "By
adding a second. Bahamian tournament and
another in the northern Gulf, while eliminating our
two most distant sites,we have made travel and
scheduling much easier for our teams.
In its first year the IBL has established itself as
a leader in tournament management and has
proven to the sportfishing world it is possible to
produce big prize money tournaments and, at the
same time, release fish alive. IBL teams have
released 107 billfish and over $730,000 has been
awarded in six tournaments. Prize money is
expected to approach the million dollar mark
after the seventh and final event of the inaugural
season at Palm Beach, FL on January 24-26,1985.
The Gran Prix schedule for 1985 is:
Walker's Cay, Bahamas .. April 30-May 3, 1985
Treasure Cay, Bahamas ........ June 5-8, 1985
Morehead City, NC...........June 19-22, 1985
Orange Beach, AL..........August 14-17, 1985
Destin; FL............. September 18-21, 1985
Key West, FL. .......... October 21-24, 1985
Palm Beach, FL........... January 22-25, 1986
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WINTER COLD SNAPS STIR UP
by Bill Rhodes
A blustery nor'wester was blowing. My crew
arrived on time bundled up, breathing steam in
the 400 air. It would have been easier to return to
the electric blanket but we knew this would be a
great day to catch a Sail.
Leaving well before sun up was a necessity to
catch the live bait. Just before dawn the goggle
eyes feed around the navigational markers
outside Port Everglades. These silvery little
cousins to the jack are among the Sailfish's
favorites. Slow-trolled or fished from a kite these
active baitfish .attract all predators. The cool
brisk, winter time coldsnaps seem to bring the
Sails up near the surface hungry and ready for
As the sun rises goggle eyes cease to bite but
the small blue runners soon are available. A good
way to catch these, as well as goggle eyes, is by
using tiny jigs, or quills. Tie five or so to a light
spinning rod with a half ounce weight at the end
of the line. Space the quills about six inches
apart. A tiny piece of shrimp on each hook makes
them even more appetizing. Pull up to the marker
and drop straight down along the chain. Jig
rapidly and if you hook one Fish chances are
others will join the feeding and the result could be
a fish on each quill. Put them into the live bait well
as quickly as you can, being careful not to injure
them buy squeezing too tightly or tearing the
Live mullet work great but are usually harder
to obtain. Keep a castnet in the boat in case you
locate a school near seawalls or bridge pilings on
your way out. Keep in mind the legal size for a
castnet in Broward County is seven feet.
Another great and easily available bait in the
winter and spring is the balao. This is the way to
go if you don't want to wake up so early. A couple
blocks of frozen chum and some cut bait or
shrimp is all you need, plus a little time. I usually
look for some grassy bottom in 15 or 20 feet of
water south of the Port along Dania beach. A tiny
gold hook with a small float for location tied for a
light spinning rod does the job. Watch for the
"ballys" Feeding in the chum line. Bring them even
closer by throwing a handful of dry oatmeal just
off the transom. If they come in great numbers try
the castnet. One timely throw and you may net
enough bait for the day. Catching them on hooks
is fun, but time consuming. Again, be gentle when
unhooking these fragile baitfish.
If none of these baits are available try pinfish,
small grunts or other panfish. They work too.
Large pilchards or herring are hard to beat, but
often times scarce.
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In most cases the baits are hooked downward
through both lips with a short shanked live bait
hook. Make sure the hooks are needle sharp. For
the kite the baits are hooked through the top of
Light tackle is great for tackling sailfish.
Twelve to twenty pounds tackle is sufficient.
Some great catches are made on line as light as
six pound test. You must have the ability to crank
up the engine and give chase because these
spectacular fighters may strip off hundreds of
yards of light line in a single run.
Most Sails are released because of their fair
food value. Some are kept for mounting or for the
smoker (nothing is better). Otherwise releasing
the fish unharmed is encouraged.
The disadvantage of live baiting is a problem
with the sail swallowing the bait and being
hooked internally causing much damage. A quick
hook up is desirable fo prevent- thIs from
occurring. When you feel the fish swimming away
with the bait that's the time to strike. Then.hold
on, crank up the engine, and get ready for a battle
second to none.
If you plan on releasing the fish; that is, if you
get him to the boat, try to unhook him while still in
the water. Use a pair of long nosed pliers to
remove the hook carefully. Don't boat the fish;
this causes a lot of physical damage to the
Sailfish. It is a shame to destroy such a
magnificent gamester because of carelessness.
On this particular January day the wind was
blowing twenty knots out of the northwest.
Fingers were numb as we loaded the boat. An
,hour was spent at the local convenience store
- warming up to'coffee, etc. trying to talk ourselves
into staying home. Just after sunup we headed
out and began catching live bait. Because the
wind was offshore the water was fairly calm.
That is until we reached about 120 feet of water
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better than a mile out. Six foot swells with a
moderate chop were waiting for us.
Two balao and a live runner down the middle
were put out. After a half hour of shivering we
noticed one of the bait leaping for its life out of the
water. Then there was a huge splash. Out of the
water jumped a 25 pound dolphin. During the fight
we noticed another smaller dolphin was
swimming with the larger hooked fish. Out went a
jig and fish-on. The larger fish was boated; the
small jumped off. We had some unexpected
groceries now in the fish box. Ice was not
The bait were put out again. Another strike;
This time it was a fifteen pound Blackfin Tuna.
Still no Sails.
Around 10:30 A.M. all three baits begin
dancing. What a sight to see. Two good size
Sailfish with their huge sickle shaped tails cutting
through the water were trying to eat the bait. One
hook was achieved, then another. While the
runner was being cranked in a third sail came up
right at the transom and pounced on the bait. All
three of us had a fish on. They were jumping every
which way. No use chasing, the fish were running
in every direction. Thank goodness for the center
console. One hook pulled, one line finally broke.
The third fish was released at boatside. A fire drill
During the day we raised nine fish, hooked
seven and released three. Included was a second
nice dolphin and couple of large cudas mixed in.
We warmed up quickly after the action began
and never seemed to notice the cold after that.
Nothing like a great day of fishing off the fabulous
NEW LIMITS SET TO SAVE
Fishermen are limited to two Kingfish per trip in
Florida territorial waters off the Broward Coast.
The new two kingfish bag limit applies to
recreational and commerical fishing, and will be
in effect annually November 1st-March 31st.
The restriction is designed to lessen the
pressure on a declining stock of kingfish during
its seasonal migration. State waters extend three
miles off the coast of Broward County. The state
marine patrol has no special enforcement plans
for the new bag limit, according to the Miami
office of the Florida Marine Patrol. Boats will be
routinely checked by patrol as is done with
Florida lobster. Limits will be strictly enforced.
Virtually all kingfish caught in Broward County
are caught over the reefs within 1-1/2 miles of the
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by Corinne Rich
Seasonal tropical storms violated the sea after another
The shrouds clanged furiously against the mast, the unknown
caused me to shudder
A crazed sea raged and roared, she scared us half to death
We tried to shout above her fury-but only to lose our breath
Running bare pole the sails long ago been tucked away
In this kind of force no way would they have stayed
For two weeks we had fought to save this sailing ship
Her stringers ached from the strain; she was about ready to
MAY DAY! MA YDA Y! MA YDA Y! I called over the marine radio
my voice full of stress
Silence answered me, back, we were all alone in this mess
Helpless, I alone remained on deck to witness the havoc
While down below my three man crew were slowly going rabid
I tried to console her "hang in there oldgal, we're soon to have
If I have forecast the weather right, there should be no
Just then she moaned as her bow took a wave
My safety line snapped-1 fell backward "Save me Father I
Grappling, clawing at lines, I knew not what, till I wrapped an
arm around the helmsman seat post
Thru the shrill wind and my pounding chest I heard the
crashing of the mast to the deck, this I feared the most
Oh mighty Atlantic just what is it that you demand
Please don't claim my SEA GAL to sink her in your sand
On all fours I dragged myself thru the companionway hatch
There was no more I could do now; but some sleep I would try
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Two weeks earlier we had been sailing safely far from the
But unable to take a celestial fix I just wasn't sure about that
A beautiful reef can wait to claim a prize
And a prize she was my wooden sloop, even if it wasjustso in
For I had built her from scratch with my own bare hands and
The blueprints were drawn up carefully, so that later on I
would have no regrets
I knew every timber and seam of SEA GAL her good and her
And as I lay in my soggy bunk I worried about her weakened
In spite of the rocking and rolling, the crashing seas grew mild
I drifted into a deep unconsciousness and remembered when I
was a child
I hung around the harbor jetty day after day despite my
And watched the diverse parade of boats head out to sea in the
wee hours of the morning
Out went the trawlers, cabin cruisers, sailing vessels,
freighters and yachts
And something inside me whispered "someday you'll be
captain of your own ship, after all why not"
I shout out to them as they pass me by "Say Hi to my dad he's
racing for the cup again
He told me when I'm a little older I can join him now and then"
My father always encouraged me to strive for my goals
Never should men and women have been placed in stereotype
I wake with a start to an eerie quiet
Has the storm finally broken or are we to have another riot
Sliding out of the bunk I go up on deck for a peek outside-I'm
wet, salty, hungry, and tired
Then I look into the eyes of my beloved deceased father
steadying the helm-the only man I ever admired
NOTICE TO BOATERS: LOCAL
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continuous Boating Skills and Seamanship
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Hollywood Blvd., Room #220. There is no charge
Sfor the course and only a nominal charge if the
optional course materials are desired. For more
information call 454-6917 or 920-4740.
Fort Lauderdale's Flotilla #3-2 has a speakers
bureau which will provide to local groups, clubs
and associations. Guest speakers on topics of
safe boating, seamship and other marine items.
Two of Waterfront News writers Bill Lange and
"Big" Al Grodsky, are active members of Flotilla
#3-2 and it's speaker's bureau. For more
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MYSTIC, CT-- Recreational sailors can make
the most of the winter months by attending a new
series of workshops offered by Mystic Seaport
Registration is now underway for four
programs on the following topics: racing rules,
varnishing, boardsailing, ocean sailing, and
survival at sea. All begin at 7 p.m.
On January 15, Alison Pyott, who is currently
working on the yacht Mah Jong at the Seaport,
will explain varnishing techniques. The
workshop will feature a step-by-step
demonstration of varnish application and
Marion Marcey, manager of the "Windsurfer
Shop" in Mtstic, will explain the latest in
techniques and equipment for boardsailing on
February 5. The workshop is intended for both
beginner and advanced boardsailors.
On February 12, Captain Gordon Coombs will
discuss ocean sailing with a focus on choosing a
sailboat and provisioning. The Cheshire, CT
resident offers a sail training program on his 37-
foot sailboat out of New Haven.
And, on March 5, the series will conclude with a
seminar on "Survival at Sea," by Captain George
Moffett of the schooner Brilliant. The seminar
was first offered last spring and is back by
popular demand. Concentrating on the use of
standard equipment carried by vessels for
disaster situations, the workshop also covers life
raft inflation, use of flares, Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacons and other equipment
As a bonus, the first 100 people who sign up for
two workshops will be invited to a special
viewing of Whitbred's "1983 Round the World
'Race," on February.19.
Complete details, registration information and
fees, are available from the Education
Department, Mystic Seaport Museum,Mystic,
Connecticut 06355 (Phone: 203-572-0711).
SUI5HINE REGiTF '85
Plans are now underway for the second Midwinter
Open Boardsailing National Championship Regatta.
Following the great success of last year's regatta, this
year's Sunshine Regatta will be held on February 8-10,
1985, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
OC T nce again, the Sunshine Regatta will be conducted by
CONTACT the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Boardsailing Association
(GFLBSA) and run under the aegis of the United States
Cooper 454-6917 Yacht Racing Union's Boardsailing Committee. USYRU
Pickard 428-5723 executives Jonathan Harley and Evans Harold are
Gardner 278-9031 expected to be on hand to coordinate the judging.
Regatta co-chairmen are Jon Grau, President of
leynolds 979-2999 GFLBSA and Rus Emerick, last year's race chairman.
lelfand 484-1400 Top level competitors from around the world are
expected to participate in the Sunshine Regatta, which
3eavey 583-1506 occurs at the height of an intense winter racing season
Naler 785-9153 consisting of several major regattas such as the Pan
Am East, Tampa Bay Crossing, Windsurfer Mid-
Winters, and Wayler Worlds.
SDespite the championship calibre of the event,
?( organizers of the event encourage participation by
novice and intermediate level sailors as well. The
Sunshine Regatta will feature two full days of Division I
and Division II Open Class and One-design triangle
racing, long distance and freestyle events, plus one full
day of funboard competition.
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by Jim Sullivan
The apparent sun (the sun that we see in the
sky) appears to move around the earth giving rise
to the early belief of Ptolemy (tolami) that we
were the center of the universe. Today we know
better butit took man 1400 years to better know
this. Earth in its yearly movement around the sun
is tilted 230 27' causing the seasons to begin and
end, causing the earth to be divided into five
climate zones, and giving the celestial navigator
an important calendar of four significant dates.
CancerN. 230 27
The ecliptic here illustrated is the sun's
apparent annual path around the earth. It
appears to travel between the tropics of Cancer
and Capricorn warming the torrid zone to a mean
annual isotherm of 680F. Everywhere between
these parallels the sun is directly overhead at
some time during the year.
WINTERFEST REGATTA 1984
The first Annual Winterfest Regatta, sponsored
by this club, Summers on the Beach, and
Winterfest organizers, went just about as well as
any local event could. The thirty people who
showed up on a beautiful Sunday morning
certainly got their money's worth! Four funboard
style races were held which led the racer's up
along the beach towards Summers. A light
northern breeze, and the music from Spyro Gyro,
made this event a whole lot of fun. One new twist
that hasn't been used in sailboard racing in this
area for a while was tried out this weekend; the
LeMans start and finish, in which'racers both
start and finish onthe beach itself. It worked out
really well due to the lack of shorebreak and
After the race everyone moved up to Summers
on the Beach for free drinks and food courtesy of
Alan Migdal, owner of the bar, and a good time
was held by all! And now ladies and gentlemen,
1. Dave Stanger
2. Norm Hanson
3. Daniel Borsutsky
1. Clint Murphy
2. Bill Jordan
3. David Folz
2. Cindy McDanial
3. Mark Clark
1. Klaus Wilder
2. Ken Robinson
3. Fred Hartson
Thanks again to Alan Migdal and Summers on the
Beach for all of their generous support in
promoting this event. Look for it again!
Courtesy the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Boardsailing
Association's official newsletter the Gazette. ..
January 15-February 15, 1985
Frigid Zone N. 66 33'
, Arctic CIrce Latitude
'Temperate Zone \
Tropic of Capricorn
N. 23 27'
S. 230 27'
S.. ..Antarct.c Circle. /S. 660 33'
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environments it inhabited over many centuries.
Scientists have listed three descendants as the
result of that evolution.
Two descendants became land animals-the
elephant and the hyrax (a small animal
resembling a woodchuck). A third, the manatee
(Trichechus manatus), belongs to the animal
order Sirenia, which includes living species of
three manatees and one dugong (an animal of the
Indian Ocean). Sometimes the manatee is called
a sea cow, referring to the creature's habit of
feeding in herds in watery pastures.
Sirenia comes from "siren," the Roman and
Greek mythological term for an enchanting half-
woman, half-fish creature. There is a legend that
the "mermaids" sighted by ancient sailors
actually were manatees.
It would take a good imagination to see much
resemblance, though great herds of sea cows did
roam the southeastern coastal waters of North
America at one time. The earliest recorded
sightings of manatees in the New World were by
Columbus in 1493. He noted that the "mermaids"
were not nearly as lovely as artists had painted
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Someone squinting and looking from a
distance might see certain superficial
resemblances to "mermaids". The manatee does
have a backbone. Like other air-breathing
mammals, it nurses its young. From a few
fathoms away the thick-skinned creature might
look.something like a chunky person. Its fat,
round body tapers down to a broad, flat tail,
which is its chief means of propulsion. It has very
little hair. Its eyesight is adequate. Mucous
glands continually lubricate the cornea of the
The manatee can grow to 15 feet in length,
about the size of a small sports car. It may weigh
more than 2000 pounds. Its lifespan is nearly 50
Unlike many mammals, the female (cow) and
male (bull) are about the same size and color.
Short, bristly whiskers sprout on its muzzle. The
front legs, or flippers, are paddle-shaped. Five
finger-like bones can be seen on an x-ray of a
flipper. There are three tiny "fingernails" on the
tip of each flipper, perhaps left over from long ago
when its ancestors roamed Earth.
Barely noticeable ear openings are located
behind its button-like eyes: The creature has a
good sense of hearing and carries on
conversations in squeals and squeaks. These
sounds are especially helpful in maintaining
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I'm a manatee,
I'm your friend in the lake,
the mermaid of the sea.
Oh! What a great friend I can be,
I eat the hyacinths that grow over the water,
I save the animals from death & slaughter.
So please slow your boats down,
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contact while traveling in murky waters. Calves
sound some what like chirping birds, while
adults' voices are more raspy.
Researchers at the Florida Institute of
Technology in Melbourne have identified 13
distinct vocal sounds made by the manatee. One
of these is a distress call made by infants
separated from their mothers.
Both salt water and fresh water are acceptable
environments for the creature. Normally, the
manatee must surface for air every few minutes
when swimming. But when resting with closed
eyes, either suspended near the surface or lying
on the bottom, a breath every 10 or 15 minutes is
enough. Nostril flaps doe like trap doors to keep
out water during submersion. The manatee's
heart rate has been measured as low as 30 beats
per minute during a prolonged dive.
During bottom resting, the manatee usually
balances on its muzzle, stomach, and tail.
Resting periods are separated by exercise
periods. The animal stretches its limber body
when it exercises. It arches its body concavely,
then convexly, while giving out a groan.
,The.anirmals bouyancy is due partly to lungs
and diaphragms which extend the length of the
body cavity. The manatee is capable of replacing
90 percent of the air in its lungs in a single breath.
Man and most other mammals cannot do that.
Being a warm-blooded mammal, the manatee
is sensitive to cold. It must spend its life in water
at least 65 degrees Farenheit. Lowered body
temperatures can result in pneumonia or
starvation, since it can't eat enough when it's
cold. Just staying warm takes most of its energy.
When water temperatures along the
southeastern coast of the United States drop,
manatees congregate in natural warm springs in
Florida. They will also come to electric power,
plants where thermal discharges heat the water.
Barnacles growing on the manatees' backs: are
killed in the fresh water, leaving mottled spots on
their hides. The manatees stay in the warm water
until late March. Then they scatter, returning to
coastal Florida waters. Sometimes they migrate
north to other states.
Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of
excerpts from Manatees: Gentle Giants in Peril
by Mary Unterbrink, a Broward County writer.
Thanks again to Ms. Unterbrink and the book's
publisher, Great Outdoors Publishing Co., of St.
Petersburg, Florida for allowing the Waterfront
News to share Mary's work with the waterfront
community. The book can be purchased at:
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SKIPPER's "MAYDAY" or SAILOR's
by Bill Lange
The last issue of Waterfront News covered many
sorts of distress signals. The article appeared on
the page relating to power boating; but you rag
sailors should have tuned your rigging to include
all of those distress items. How about reviewing
So, avast ye power and sail mates! Follows
now the hot poop on distress signals using your
electronic items. Among these are: voice and
code radio, which could be CB, VHF, MW, HF. Or
the fully automatic EPIRB.
More and more boaters are recognizing the
safety provided by having an EPIRB.Emergency
Position Indicating Radio Beacon. About as large
as a two-quart carton, this electronic distress
signal alerts rescue agencies to your need for
help, and puts-out a longtime homing signal heard
over several hundred miles. The signal may be
heard directly by a coast guard unit, or may be
relayed from an aircraft or a rescue satellite
worldwide network, and is pinpointed to a 12 mile
radius in many cases, At least someone is looking
for you and by radio direction-finder will get
there. The waterproof EPIRB may be floating or
attached, and can be manually activated or semi-
automatic. Do not try to save the batteries,
intermittent use of your beacon negates the
search. 80 percent of the EPIRB alerts turn out to
Sbe false alarms, so verification is sought from
several sources before the Search and Rescue
(SAR) is started.
So, skippers of ye Waterfront News, so yachters
of the marinas, and ocean speedsters or
sportsfishermen --.do not risk going over our
horizon without an EPIRB. Even when all other
means of communication has fizzled this beeper
keeps reporting. The McConnell's book First
Crossing describes their 16 days of EPIRB
continuous operation capability, besides their
For 97% of southeast Florida boaters the
primary means of calling for help in a distress
situation should be an on-board VHF radio using
Channel 16. When there is danger to life or your
vessel call slowly, clearly and calmly
"MAYDAY,MAYDAY,MAYDAY". Have a marine
distress communication form posted at your
console (see page 15 of Federal Communications
Commission Rules for Recreational Boaters). This
means a grave and imminent danger and
requests immediate assistance.
Whenever your radio is on, and not being used
for messages, keep it tuned to Channel 16. This is
both the distress and calling channel. It is
frequently saturated with calls in this region of
hordes of recreational boats; so whenever
possible make your contacts on.a known working
channel. DO NOT USE CHANNEL 16 FOR RADIO
CHECKS. Note for yourself how the distress
channel is often misued, and think how this
blockage can obstruct a vessel calling for help
(possibly too weak for you to hear). Even a
knowledgeable skipper (and the caller might be
some other crew person) under emergency
pressure must get the vital information out
quickly and concisely against the very real
possibility of losing electrical power. Also be sure
you do not have an open mike.
The VHF reaches only about as far as the" line
of sight" from your antenna to the receiving
station. 25 miles is "distance", yet the public
marine telephone coastal stations constantly do
far better and efficiently handle distress calls. If
your Channel 16 MAYDAY is unanswered after
several broadcasts try the marine VHF channels
nearest to you (26 and 84 Fort Lauderdale; 24 and
That same line of sight often blocks reception
of your call even at a short distance if, for
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example, in the ICW you have tall buildings in the
way. Often you cannot count on a bridgetender
hearing you (or often the bridge radios are out of
VHF Channel/16 is 156.8 Mega Herz. When your
boating is beyond coastal waters, you"ll need the
International Radiotelephone Distress Frequency
i.e. 2182 kiloHerz using a Medium Frequency
band. This is sinalesideband (SSB). Thp MAYDAY
call procedures are the same as for VHF.
Many marine distress situations are resolved
by ham radio stations. This amateur radio brings
operators together all around the world.
Transmissions may be voice or Morse code and
often can get through atmospheric conditions
obliterate other channels. The frequencies are
different from those used by marine radio. The
distress call in voice is "MAYDAY" "SOS", or in the
three dots, three dashes, three dots.
Citizens Band Radio (CB) does not duplicate the
functions of marine radio or amateur ham radio.
It is found on many southeastern Florida boats,
being the sport fisherman's way to gab with
others and not be limited to specific type
messages or radio procedures. But CB is not
reliable and not acceptable as officially
Channel 9 is.the emergency channel. Some
police agencies monitor this but it is not
consistent. The Coast Guard may have a CB
Most CB sets are built in a way which is far
from appropriate for boat use since they are not
conceived to withstand the moisture and
conditions aboard. Citizens band radio does not
provide the safety of designated channels and.,
communications discipline. Nor do CB radios
have the radio alarm feature which serves to
clear the air (or to switch some marine radios
onto the distress channel and thus alert a watch
Captain Mark, well qualified to be an admiral
among our offshore fishermen, and a veteran of
the 15th Street Navy, points out that CB is..
sometimes useable all the way to Bimini, thus
about 50 miles. But this is before 0730; that is
while night fosters the radio waves being
received further. So a call for help on CB might
sometimes be heard by a CB equipped person
who could help. The latter might have access to
VHF or to landline to alert the Coast Guard. They
might be able to call back on CB and work directly
with the person needing help. Communication,
usually a rather fragile thing, becomes extremely
difficult when relays are needed. Coast
Guard vessels do not have CB and so the CG Base
would have to retransmit in such a SAR case.
-Another point in distress calls. Be clear; those
first words may be your last before you are in the
water. Have you ever noted that possibly 75
percent of the time the receiving station did not
understand the boat's name or designation? You
and yours love the name of your yacht but who
else understands "Frimada", or "Yettal", or
"Puffin", let alone "RAMARRAH"? So give them
your FL number or go to phonetic alphabet
slowly. That of course is why the international
voice alphabet has changed over the years from
"Oboe, to Otto, to Oscar" or William to Whisky".
And practise using your voice as you see car
license plates by enunciating phonetically the
letters and numbers, until under pressure the
proper voice code will be simple for you--and
most likely understood the first time by your
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Editors Note: "Big Al" informs us that Al Grodsky is
available to any clubs, groups or organizations
desiring guest speakers to talk on marine
mechanics and other marine topics you can
contact Al through the Waterfront News.
I'm having a problem with my electrical system
on my cruiser. Batteries are always low on water
or dry. There is: corrosion on the terminals, lights
dim or go bright. Batteries have been replaced
about a year ago. Last one has lasted about two
years and had the same problem. Had the
constavolt unit check out (O.K.). What do you
Your constavolt works when you are plugged
in at 110 volts and only keeps your batteries
charged as needed. Water boiling out is caused
by overcharging and so is corrosion on terminals.
Take off all cables and clean them. Clean and
steel brush ground cables connected to the
motor. Make sure your alternators or generators
on your engines are not charging at a higher rate
than usual. The charging rate should drop down
as batteries charge up. If the rate of charge is still
high, relays can be at fault or batteries can have
bad cells or be sulphated. Don'tforget to coat the
battery cable terminals with grease or vasoline.
I have two large diesels in my motor yacht.
Lately, every morning I have to fill thefresh water
reservoir on one engine. The other is full, After
filling the tank with water I run all day no
overheating or water loss. But over night water
disappears. There are no leaking hoses, oil is
clean and up to level. Can you advise me what to
First, I would try a pressure test on the engine
to check the pump shaft, all hoses and clamps.
But frankly, I think you have a leak or leaks in
your heat exchange. Your water maybe
disappearing into your salt water jacket and out
over night. While running, the outside water
pressure seems to be keeping your water cool
and full. I would pull that exchanger and have it
checked out for repair or replacement.
I have an old wooden speed boat that looks like
a million. But all kinds of problems with my
motor. It runs good at low speeds but it fades out
as I try to speed up. Has three carburators and my
manual says they are progressive. I have had lots
of. advise but still same as before. Carburators
have been rebuilt; new points, rotor, coil, cap,
condenser replaced. Timing set and checked.
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The United States Power Squadron Course was
improved this year with the addition of Sections
on Engine Troubleshooting and Sailing. The Fort
Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coral Ridge, and
Pompano Squadrons gave the Course last
Autumn and will be giving it again shortly. For
residents of Fort Lauderdale and adjoining
communities, the Fort Lauderdale Squadron is
offering the course beginning Tuesday January
22 at the New River Middle School, 3100 Riverland
Road at 31 Ave SW, Fort Lauderdale.
The course is designed to be useful to all boaters -
- the fisherman in an outboard, the skipper in a
family cruiser or the sailing enthusiast. All are
subject to nautical rules and regulations. All
should respect tradional courtesies of the sea.
And all are subject to the forces of nature. The
course is meant to be of interest to the entire
family and teenagers are welcome. In the two
Autumn classes, over on third of the enrollment
consisted of family groups.
Dear Calvin, Progressive carburation means
that each carburetor comes in as speed
increases. Four barrel carburators work that way
secondary barrels open up at high speeds. You
must have three single throat carbs or three
double barrel carbs that open as speed increases.
It usually is in the linkage as the fuel feeds into all
carbs in a straight line. Try running engine with
each carb separately with linkage disconnected.
If all are good the engine will run at low speed
with any of them. Try to overlap the opening of
the throttle with your linkage on each carburetor.
Your manual may have a diagam of the settings
of the linkage. You can do it by running the engine
and bringing in each carb' as you advance the
throttle. One other thing, you must get sufficient
fuel to carburators so check gas filters and fuel
pump for pressure flow to carburators.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM OF ANY KIND WITH YOUR
BOAT, WRITE TO:
c/o Waterfront News
320 SW 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
(or call 524-9450)
Big Al will research your problem and answer it to the
best of his ability given the information provided.
(Big Al, a.k.a. Alvin Grodsky, is a Marine Engine Instructor
for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is an aircraft pilot and
former United States Marine Corps Engine Maintenance
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for the U.S. Government as a civilian. Al has over fifty
years of marine engineering experience, from steam on.)
Registration and the first class is January 22. The
thirteen class sessions are held on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm with the
last session March 5. Following a lecture,
Students go to classrooms where small groups
review the material with their Group Instructor.
Students are expected to read the 140 page
Student Manual and complete multiple choice
questions on each section before class. The
charge for the Manual is $8.00. The instruction is
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Upon successful completion of an examination at
the end of the course students are issued a
certificate. Many marine insurance companies
recognize this with a discount. However, for
everyone the real test is in safe operation of your
boat. To register, just be at the New River Middle
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by Martha E. Munzer
Today was the day the beach called me. I just
had to go, regardless of all the chores I'd been
thinking I just had to do at the house.
First, there was the packing up of all the items I
needed: bathing cap, towel, sunglasses, visor,
snack. The bulging sack was carried in one hand;
the other, as balance, was entrusted with a foldup
beach chair. My bathing suit was of course
already on me,.covered by a dress of terry cloth.
Somehow, because there was a land breeze, I
had a hunch that the usually turbulent sea would
today be calm. And it was smooth as a lake.
As soon as my quickly bared feet felt the sand,
a wave of joy flooded over me. Sand, sea, and sky
took possession and I knew that this was where I
belonged this was my natural habitat, at least
for the day.
The next hours passed too quickly; the brisk
swim, the nap flat on my tummy, the delight of the
book a well loved one, the finding of an unusual
shell for my collection, the changing lights of sea
and sky, the feeling of utter peace, the final
pulling away and coming back to someone who
had started out in search of me. How pleasant to
have that special someone worried about my
prolonged absence. How good to be home again.
Yes, this was a day of happiness!
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SWIMMING HALL OF FAME
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA -- The International
Swimming Hall of Fame movie series starring:
Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe and Esther
Williams will begin Saturday, January 12. Come
see Tarzan swinging and the Mermaid swimming
at the Hall of Fame's special movie tribute to
these famous swimming stars.
Starting Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m., the Hall
of Fame presents TARZAN AND HIS MATE.
Saturday, January 19(2 p.m.) SPACESHIP (Buster
Crabbe as Flash Gordon)
Saturday, January 26 (2 p.m.) MILLION DOLLAR
MERMAID with Esther Williams
BLACKOUTS IN BROWARD
World War II came very close to Fort Lauderdale
and Broward County. There were submarines off
the coast, torpedoing of ships, county wide
blackouts, organization of both sea and air
civilian patrols, and the training of a large
number of military men and women in this area.
On Wednesday, February 13, 1985, at 8:00 p.m.,
the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society welcome
Mr. Roy Wirshing, a former navy lieutenant
commander, who will recount many of the stories
of Broward County's involvement in World War II.
As an Aircrew Administration Officer at the Naval
Air Station, Wirshing was involved in many
government operations and is familiar with local
As part of the Historical Societ's continuing
History Programs this presentation will be held at
the museum, 219 S.W. 2nd Avenue. Seating
should be reserved by calling 463-4431.
Admission is free to Historical Society members;
$1.00 for non-members.
Saturday, February 2 (2 p.m.) BUCK RODGERS IN
THE 25th CENTURY & BUCK RODGERS PLANET
Saturday, February 9 (2 p.m.) TARZAN THE APE
Admission is $1, and this includes a FREE
afternoon to view the International Swimming
Hall of Fame exhibits (either before or after the
show.) The Hall of Fame Museum is located one
block off the beach and Las Olas Blvd. For more
information, please call 462-6536.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame is a
non-profit educational corporation to honor and
promote swimming, diving, water polo,
synchronized swimming, water safety and
By Joy Bedick
FORT LAUDERALE -- Kim Maher, executive
director of the Discovery Center, has announced
that Sun Bank and American Express have
contributed grants of $22,800. and $3,000.
respectively, to the hands-on museum.
Jim Robinson, Sun Bank president, and Flossie
Abrigo, project manager of public affairs for
American Express, recently attended the
museum's board meeting and presented the
The Sun Bank grant will sponsor "Creativity
Under The Sun," a major 1985 project that
includes a complete renovation of the Discovery
Center's schoolhouse, located adjacent to the
main building. The grant will provide insulation,
air-conditioning and adequate security for the
building, as well as the creation of several major
exhibits on the "creativity" theme. The grant also
covers the development of creative workshops in
science/art to be scheduled on a regular basis in
The $3,000 American Express grant will be used
to support ongoing educational programs.
The Discovery Center is located at 231 S.W.
Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
1801 S W 20m h St 10t 1t Rd 84 at 1-95 Dbnge Sowth Fork New Rv,.
iOi'naniQ LauO rdale Yacht Bsiln.
DO IT YOURSELF FAST IN & OUT
EXPERT HANDLING OF POWER-& SAILBOATS
FULLY FENCED & P. TROLLED
(305) Ft. Laud. 525-0443 e iami 947-7941
B.S., Saint Mary's College
S Notre Dame, Indiana
S6e as 10 years of experience in the Marine
Field, and has been with D.S. Hull Co., and
Cable Marine, Inc. for 5 years.
Sue's involvement locally in the Marine
Industry includes Serving on the Board of
Chamber of Commerce Marine Task Force
and Board of Governor's Gulfstream Sailing
Club. She has also published articles which
appeared in the South Florida Sailor, New
.River Times and The Waterfront News.
Quality Marine Interior work requires
experience on and around boats as well as a
knowledge of fabric and color.
Sue Whelan, a 25 year resident of South
Florida, has owned and operated both power
and sail. She is familiar with the effects of sun,
sand and salt. Whether your vessel is a sport
fish, a charter boat, family cruiser or used for
elaborate entertaining each is carefully
A large Fabric and Carpeting showroom is
open 7 days a week at Cable Marine East. This
convenient location eliminates the expense of
outside contractors. Custom woodworking,
painting, appliance and accessory purchases
and repairs are available on the premises.
Cable Marine, Inc.
1517 Southeast 16th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(305) 462-2822. .
DECKS BY DAVIS
CUSTOM WOOD WORK
DECKS BU DAVIS
TONY DAVIS 2180 S.W. 28th WAY FT. LAUD. 33312
Licensed and Insured
OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS
January 1 5-Februarv, 15, 1985
ECONOMICAL MARINA- Live-aboard Dock-
age from $180/mo. Showers, Laundry,
Restaurant. DRY STORAGE for Small
Boats from $30/mo. 584-2500.
Isle of Venice- Liveaboard. Pool,
Shower; Laundry, Cable, Phone.525-2223
Dock Space: 34' Deepwater, no bridges.
No Live-aboards. $130/mo ($110 @ yrly)
LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA- Commercial
zoned. Commercial Blvd. & ICW, yacht
basin, all utilities, from $600/mo.
DOCKSPACE- Deepwater, No Bridges, No
Live-aboards. $120/mo. ($100/mo. yr.)
CITRUS ISLES- $50/mo.- deep water
prefer sailboat under 31'. Mr. Allen
TRADE or SELL, Best Offer, '75, 30'
CATALINA, Atomic 4, 4'Sail s, $25,90Q .
Radio & lots of extras. 462-3456. '
Must Sell Brand New Raritan Icerette
ICEMAKER. Price substantially below
retail. Call Warwick Lowe 920-5756.
Two horses, 1 thoroughbred & 1 quar-
terhorse. Call 472-2750.
ONAN DIESEL GENERATORS- Reconditioned
with Warranty: 3KW $1995, 7.5KW $3250
REPOWER SYSTEMS 462-3894.
1983-.Renken 20' Cuppy Cabin 2.6 litre
120HP. OMC w/1984 Continental galv.
trailer low hrs., like new VHF radio,
search light. $8750. O.B.O. must sell.
USED DIESEL ENGINES: Westerbeke 25HP
$1750, Perkins 4-108 $2495.
REPOWER SYSTEMS 462-3894.
ROLLER FURLING GENOA, Luff 49!x46'x25'
Good Cond. Cover needs work. $300.
Bonus: Halyard, Binoculars. 463-2796.
AKC Golden Retrievers- Six weeks old.
$295. Champion Bloodline. 524-7530.
LIFE RAFT- Avon 6 man canister. $1200
Aries VAN GEAR- $1000. Both 11 months
old; like new! Call at Yacht "TUMBLER"
Ft. Lauderdale Municipal Docks 761-2477
8' FIBERGLASS DINGIE- Great boat tender
Call Tom at 761-8753 after 4 p.m.
1963 PACEMAKER 43'- Live-aboard.
Call after 5 p.m. at 522-3851.
SEA SHELLS, Golden Cowries Enterprise
. .. -- ,.,
38' Downeaster Cutter 1980., cruising
equipped, over 130 custom features.
ONE OWNER. A beautiful yacht in mint
condition, REDUCED to $104,000. Free
brochure. YANKEE MARINE SERVICE
ADVERTISING SALESPERSON needed. Full
or part-time. Commission. 524-9450.
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS needed in Light-
house Point, Pompano & along Bayview
and AlA. Monthly. Call 524-9450.
VARNISH REFINISHER- Part-time,
Experienced. Call 791-6142.
MARINE SURVEYOR- buyers & insurance
Surveys for both POWER & SAIL.
Call Ed Rowe at 792-6092.
James Sullivan professes a knowledge
of CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LORAN-C &
PREP. for USCG OPERATOR's LICENSE.
Will teach same to seafarers for $12.
MARINE PEST CONTROL-
Why pay more because you own a boat?
AT EASE PEST CONTROL
Call Gary Easley 941-7272.
GOOD QUALITY MARINE WOODWORK
REFINISHING & MAINTENANCE
Call Lee Jensen at 522-2,189
MARINE ELECTRIC & MECHANICAL REPAIRS
at your dock. Call 753-9914.
LOCAL TRIPS & DELIVERIES to Northeast
& Great Lakes after April 1. Reason-
able Rates- Daily or Contract. Capt.
ROD CUSHING, USCG Licensed Master, 30
yrs. experience, Yachting & Commercial
Call. 305-739-1995 between 3 & 7 p.m.
HAVE YOU CLEANED YOUR SAILS LATELY?
Give your sails a new life. We also
clean sail covers, bimini tops, awnings
of all types. Waterproofing available.
Call 491.-3327 for a free estimate. THE
Speak SPANISH or FRENCH in only 3 easy
weeks. SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER $98
INTERPRETING avail.564-6962 / 564-5822
Notice FREE- Will haul away or remove
your unwanted Boat or Yacht. Call
782-6228 or 781-0479.
REFRIGERATION-AIR CONDITIONING RE-,
PAIRS & INSTALLATION-- service ALL
brands, 1 yr. warranty on BOTH parts
& labor, $25/hr., day or night, we
custom build most any type of unit or-
DO-IT-YOURSELF, we sell what you need
w/free advice. MEETING YOUR COOLING
NEEDS-SINCE 1977. Call CUSTOM REFRIG-
ERATION 527-4533 527-0540.
6908 Cypress Road Plantation. Fla. 33317
OCEAN ACCESS- Just Listed. Immaculate
3 BDRM 2 Bath, Screen Pool, 2 Car-Gar-
age. 2 level dock, walk to all schools
Plantation Landings. $145,000. CENTURY
III PROPERTIES, Inc. Realtor 584-1400
Dennis DeRolf 584-3735.
KEY LARGO lot (Stillwright Pt.)- Canal
Sensational view, $65,000. Mr. Allen
463-8456 (work), 763-1357 (home).
POMPANO- 4-3 CBS 2 car garage, pool,
85' on deepwater canal, new dock &
sea wall. 10 minutes to Hillsboro
inlet, $195,000. No agents. 781-8300.
Beautiful WATERFRONT HOME for sale off
New River- 72' waterfront, 2 docks,
water, elec., phone, pool, fruit trees
immaculate, too much to describe must
see! Call 467-9763 after 7 p.m.
* Competitive Discount
Prices on Electronics
4 BDRM 3 Bath, Dock (98' on New River)
No Fixed Bridges to Port. Pool. No
Agents Please. H.L. Gibson, Trustee.
(305) 462-5770 Ofc. l-r
(305) 527-1304 Eves. MLS
ROBERT P. GARGANO
Lic. Florida Real Estate Broker REALTOR
1700 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 204
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33301
Specializing in Waterfront Real Estate
Living & Working on the New River
Spacious 4 bdrm 4 bath 2 story with
fireplace & jacuzzi spa. Situated on
Large.Landscaped Corner Waterfront
Ocean Access Lot. Walk to private
Oceanfront Harbor Beach Club. Priced
for fast sale. Asking $250,000.
CITRUS ISLES DEEPWATER-OCEAN ACCESS
Meticulously maintained 2 bdrm 1 bath
with a new kitchen & all new top of
the line appliances incl. microwave.
Realistically priced & owner may con-
sider financing! Only $114,900.
Affordable, Deepwater, 2 bdrm, Central
A/C, totally remodeled- Move Right In!
OWNER WANT OFFERS; May Help Finance!
NEW RIVER JUST REDUCED!
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE- 2 bdrm 1 bath
& Efficiency, Zoned R3A w/ 90' live-
aboard dockage. Assume mortgage & own-
er will hold 2nd w/ only $25,000 down!
(Neighboring DUPLEX also available as
package or separately.)
Dockage.only $10 per foot per year!
ATTORNEY ORDERS SALE! 2 bdrm 2 bath
corner apt. on Ist fl. 'DRASTICALLY
REDUCED- $69,800! assumable! No pts.
or Qualifying! Sellers may hold Add-
New Building- 2 Bdrm 2 bath, Fifth
floor view of Canal, Golf and Tennis!
"DIVORCE" SALE- 2 bdrm lI bath. This
unit boasts a great 3rd fl. southeast
exposure overlooking pool, canal &
yachts. Owners want offers.
MANY OTHER WATERFRONT LISTINGS AVAIL.
"New waJteArtont liLtings needed;
I have qualified buyyet!"
ROBERT P. GARGANO '462-5770 Ofc.
Lic. Real Estate Broker Realtor.527-1304 Eves.
Classifieds (35 Characters/Line)
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Minimum.Art Set-Up Fee ....... $5.00
Insert Fee per 1000 ........... $15.00
(Maximum Size 8" x 11")
Call concerning Photos & Color
For more information call
or stop by our office
ADVERTISING DEADLINE THE FIRST DAY
OF THE MONTH
320 S.W. 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
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LIST YOUR PRICE
/ Sitex 797-C
/ King 8001
/ Micrologic ML7500
V Northstar 800X
LIST YOUR PRICE
Regency MT5500XL 399.95 209.95
Standard "USA II" 399.95 229.95
Standard "USA" 450,00 244.95
Standard "Maxi" 549.00 299.95
King 7000 499.00 299.95
ICOM M80 699.00 429.95
ICOM M80C 749.00 454.95
Regency NC 7200 1669.00 859.95
Sea Lab SMR/9000
ICOM M/5 (5 watt)
v 6 1 1C. O.D.
We service what we sell
We ship anywhere
LIST YOUR PRICE
/ LCR 1000 358.00 219.95
V LCR 2000 398.00 219.95
V LCR 3000 578.00 349.95
/' LCR 4000 578.00 349.95
/ HumminbirdCVR-200 1795.00 1195.00
Sitex HE 710A 2195.00 1639.00
/ Furuno FCV-501 219500 1895.00
Furuno FCV-201 2995.00 2395.00
Sitex HE 300A 469.00 289.00
Sitex HE 357 599.00 349.00
Furuno FE-450 550.00 399.95
Sitex HE 32 (MKIIB) 949.00 529.95
Furuno FE-606 1295.00 979.95
/ Ray Jeff MX 2500 699.95 359.95
Lowrance X15 1136.00 399.95
Sitex HE;357, MKII 699.95 399.95
Lowrance X15 B 1098.00 499.95
King 1350A 899.95 529.95
KOHLER PowerPlay 500
YOUR PRICE: $299.00
LIST YOUR PRICE
Stephens 101 2195.00 1569.00
Stephens 112FD 3095.00 2295.00
w/coupler 3390.00 2495.00
Stephens 106-1 5895.00 4195.00
Texas Inst. TI-3000 5995.00 4295.00
LIST YOUR PRICE
Sitex 747 2595.00 1939.00
w/compass &speed 3195.00 2495.00
Magnavox MX 4102 2495.00 2049.00
w/compass & speed 2995.00 2495.00
Steiner 7 x 50
TWO GREAT LOCATIONS
IN FLORIDA IN NEW YORK
BLUE DOLPHIN BLUE DOLPHIN
(between Bobby Rubino's & 14 Pelham Road
Carlos & Pepe's)
1394 SE 17th St. Municipal Marina
134 SE 1h S. New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
Ft. Lauderdale, FL33316 914-235-3388
N185 "Prices subject to change"
January 15-February 15, 1985
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