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[Letter from the Publisher] Admiral (Publisher) Charles Milby Vice Admiral (President) Rick Clapp Rear Admiral (Editor) Mary Alys Cherry Captain (Creative Director) Brandon Rowan Commodore (Graphic Designer) Kelly Groce Sales Crew (Advertising Executives) George Dismukes Judy Gaines Amber Sample Robyn Weigelt Editorial Capt. David Dillman George Dismukes Kelly Groce Capt. Joe Kent Betha Merit Charles Milby Brandon Rowan Capt. Steve Soule Photography Kelly Groce Betha Merit Charles Milby Brandon Rowan Debra Rueb Amber Sample Adam Valadez

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he choreography of sailboat racing is an amazing thing to watch. I hope you were able to catch the races from the 2017 America’s Cup Regatta. The big winner in this year’s extravaganza was the island of Bermuda. The aerial footage of the water surrounding the race course was spectacular. Good job, NBC Sports. The Harvest Moon Regatta, later this October, starts off in Galveston and ends up in Port Aransas. If you have never been on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico with a full moon staring you right in the face then you’re missing something special. I’m proud

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to announce that this year the Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine will be a media sponsor for this annual event. Keep your eye on the tropics and be sure to check out the Hurricane Tracking Chart in this issue. It’s shaping up to be a busy season, so get a plan and stick to it. We hope you enjoy this issue, we love to get your photos and comments, so keep them coming. Drink plenty of water and always wear your life jackets. See ya on the bay.

Charles Milby, Publisher

Distribution Timothy Shinkle Company Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine P.O. Box 1032 Seabrook, TX 77586

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| July/August 2017 10|Squarebill Crankbaits for Trout Exploring the use of this extremely effective bass lure on speckled trout. By Brandon Rowan

11|Red Snapper Season Extended

The recreational season for red snapper has been extended and a fall season is possible for Texas.

12|Snapshots

YOUR fishing and water recreation photos. Submit photos for next issue to art@baygroupmedia.com

14|Women’s Swimwear and Fishing Apparel

Whether you are paddling to some waves, fishing or just chilling on the beach, these swimsuits and fishing wear will keep you covered. By Kelly Groce

16|High Tide Hunting for Redfish

At high tide the roots of shore grass become a jungle of sanctuary for shallow marsh bait species. Redfish are often close by. By Capt. Steve Soule

20|Fishing Line

Breaking down the various types and figuring out which line is best for you. By Capt. Joe Kent

24|Ron Hoover RV & Marine

Where experience counts: Ron Hoover RV & Marine has close to 30 years of experience and has become one of the nation’s premier dealerships. By Mary Alys Cherry

26|10 Tips to Make Your Sails Last Longer

They don’t last forever but follow these tips to help maximize the life of your sails. By Quantum Sails

27|Sailing

Results from the Leukemia Cup Regatta and looking ahead to the Harvest Moon Regatta.

28|San Jacinto Maritime Center

Associate Vice Chancellor John Stauffer on the Technology and Training Center at the Maritime Campus.

30|Cruising With Patron

Passage through the Panama Canal with Capt. Darrell Weigelt and reeling in a 750 pound bluefin tuna from the Gulf.

32|Light Suppers for Hot Weather The Galley: Hearty proteins, surprisingly seasoned. By Betha Merit

Contents Publisher’s Letter ________________p. 8 Trivia ________________p. 10 Name that Fish ________________p. 11 Nautical Numbers ________________p. 11 Non-profit offers free tool for documenting pollution ________________p. 36 Fish and the ancient Maya ________________p. 38 Texas Yamaha Gulf Coast ________________p. 40

21|Hot Summer Speckled Trout

ON THE COVER

Boats for sale ________________p. 42

22|Fishing Guides & Charters

Ron Hoover RV & Marine’s GM John Genardo, GSM Shane Gest and Crystal Horton.

Look for trout action to center around the middle of Galveston Bay this July. By Capt. David Dillman

Top notch fishing guides and charters for hire.

Shear Performance in Kemah ________________p. 41

Galveston Bay Tides ________________p. 46

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Squarebill Cranks for Trout? By Brandon Rowan

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’m VERY late to the party.

This speck bit a black back chartreuse Strike King KVD at the Galveston Causeway.

The Case for Squarebills

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Erratic wobble and ‘fleeing’ action could trigger reaction strikes from aggressively feeding fish

Pauses in retrieve moves lure slowly up the water column for finicky fish

Plastic bill is perfect for deflecting off jetty rock, reefs, pilings and other structure

Cover water quickly as a search bait or use when fish aren’t committing to topwaters

Diving depth of 2-5 feet appropriate for fishing shallow reefs and flats

Ease of use - young anglers could catch fish on steady reeling retrieve

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It’s no secret that squarebill crankbaits produce quality largemouth bass in freshwater. This bait dates back to the 1970s but resurged in popularity after Kevin Van Dam won the 2011 Bassmaster Classic on Strike King KVD crankbaits. This spring on the Texas coast was windy, which was no surprise. Rather than fight my way to the fish in the salt, I returned to my roots and fished Texas reservoirs and ponds for those “green trout.” Topwaters, frogs and soft plastics are standard fare for me but I was amazed at the numbers and quality of fish I caught with my newly purchased squarebills, particularly bright red and chartreuse models. This got me wondering if anyone had success fishing these lures in saltwater? Baits like the Super Spook, Rat-L-Trap and soft plastic jerkbait are all freshwater imports that have proven their worth on speckled trout and redfish. I scoured the web and surprisingly didn’t find much on the subject. Shallow wakebait style cranks have been used with success in the marsh but I couldn’t find any articles or videos on squarebills, which dive down 2-5 feet. The Strike King KVD 1.5 in chartreuse/black seemed like a perfect fit for quickly searching the often stained waters of Galveston Bay. These lures are best fished fast and deflected off structure or cover. I did some testing on a

recent bay trip with Gulf Coast Mariner columnist Capt. Joe Kent. We caught several keeper trout that day. All but one were caught on live shrimp. One trout hit the squarebill I was burning near the Galveston Causeway. “Hey, it works!” I thought as we netted the catch. I believe more trout would have fallen prey to the crank’s wobble but the fish seemed to be keyed in on shrimp. Even live croaker was ignored that day. I still have a lot more testing and casting to do but these lures could potentially be dynamite in the bay, surf and near jetties. Just remember to change out to stouter size 4 trebles on the KVD 1.5 and size 2 hooks on the KVD 2.5. Have you caught a speckled trout on a squarebill crankbait? Send us a picture of your fish, lure in mouth, and we’ll run that image in next issue’s follow up piece. Send your pictures to art@baygroupmedia.com


NAUTICAL NUMBERS

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his June, the United States Department of Commerce announced a reopening of the red snapper season in Federal waters for recreational anglers. The decision came mid month and was welcome news for many anglers. The original, dismal 2017 season opened June 1 and closed June 3. The extended federal season will open each weekend, Friday to Sunday, and close again the next day on Monday. These weekend openings will continue until Monday, September 4. Fishing also will be allowed

on Monday and Tuesday, July 3-4 and Monday, September 4. However, Texas state water snapper will be off limits Monday through Thursday during the extended federal season, with the exception of holidays. Texas might also gain a fall season but there has been no confirmation on this matter yet. There is still much work to be done, but this is a victory for advocacy groups, Gulf residents and the economies of many coastal communities.

Name that fish

D. Sandbar Shark

ANSWER: C, Shortfin Mako. This species of shark is one of the fastest with recorded speeds of 25 mph with bursts up to 46 mph. When hooked this shark will make spectacular leaps, with documented jumps of 9 feet. An average adult shark measures around 10 feet and weighs 150-300 pounds, but these fish can grow to sizes over 1,200 pounds. The Mako is regarded as good table fare.

C. Shortfin Mako

2.5 In Texas, only the right claw of a stone crab may be taken and it must be 2.5� long. The body of the stone crab must be immediately returned to the water from which it was taken.

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A. Dusky Shark B. Spinner Shark

Hammerhead sharks can be found in schools of over 100, but in the evening they are solitary hunters. The positioning of their eyes allows them to see below and above them.

Tarpon can grow up to 8 feet long and reach 280 pounds. These silver kings can have scales as large as the palm of your hand.

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Max Conner’s first swordfish.

Bruce Woods in Surfside. Photo Adam Valadez @ adamisraelvaladez

Fresh trout coming in from the surf. Photo Garrett Blumenshine.

Wesley Burnett at Surfside. Photo by Ellis Picket.

Mad at em’! Charlie Sipes caught this nice redfish fishing with his brother John in Jones Bay.


Austin Lugo with a bull red caught out on the west end of Galveston Island.

Brendan Butler, 17, with a good trout on a wade. Topwater Red. Photo by Brandon Rowan.

Colton Murante with a 6.35 lb fish to win the youth trout division, Hall of Fame tournament.

Chris Bryars trimming his Horizon Surf Crafts board in Surfside. Photo: Adam Valadez

Sunset on Galveston Bay. Photo by Kelly Groce.


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Jeff Mckee with a 28 inch red caught on a Kickin’ Chicken Down South Lure (pictured below) during an ultra high tide.

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edfish Love to explore!

By Capt. Steve Soule

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Well, I’ve made that statement many times, truth be told, it’s probably much more accurate to say that they like to hunt in the cover of heavy structures and that they will follow food nearly anywhere it goes. Every year we have periods of extended onshore wind flows, causing elevated tides. During these periods redfish can often be very difficult to locate in shallow waters around the bay. They just seem to disappear into the fringes of the marsh. Higher water levels can make chasing skinny water

reds a very challenging affair. I’ve said I would much prefer a low tide to a very high one. Low tides tend to concentrate fish into much more limited areas and make targeting them considerably easier. High tides tend to scatter fish, they spread out following small food sources deep into areas that are nearly unaccessible. Think about the typical marsh shorelines on the Upper Texas Coast and this will start to make perfect sense. We have marshes and shorelines that are typically fringed by Spartina Grass, a relatively tall grass that does not grow under water. This grass is a (continued on page 17)

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shore plant that grows near and at the edge of the water all along the Gulf Coast. Spartina is the plant that first comes to mind when I think of marsh along the gulf coast. At normal to low water levels, it doesn’t offer much more to the angler than a border to the water. Often providing the edge along which hungry predators feed. As tides creep ever higher during windy periods or around astronomical high tides, The roots and bases of the grass slowly flood with water. Here’s where we have to stop and think about the typical marshes along the coast. Though many marsh areas have oyster shell, as you travel farther into the back reaches, water that is typically too shallow, or doesn’t maintain the proper salinity balance, there is virtually

no shell. What you will find is a predominantly mud bottom that really is devoid of structure other than bottom contours carved from tides and water flows. Knowing this, it becomes easy to imagine the difficult life that small fish, crabs and shrimp live, trying to find protective cover and sanctuary from predatory animals. So we know that there is little structure for the smaller prey animals to hide in, which makes them very vulnerable to attack and predation. The game completely changes as the tides rise. The home of these prey species becomes a dense and food-rich jungle of lush grasses and the decaying plant food that they need to survive and grow. At the earliest moment when these small species can get to the cover of the flooded grass,

they will go. It provides nearly everything that they need to thrive. Redfish are not slackers; they don’t have any objection to moving quite a bit to feed and traveling into heavy cover structure never seems to bother them. Let’s be clear about one thing that I think is a misconception in fishing. Fish aren’t necessarily what we would call smart; they have instinctive programming. They know things happen at certain times, they know that small animals will seek out cover as it becomes available. As a matter of fact, most of the reds that follow food into to this dense cover, only a few short years earlier did the same to hide from predators as well. Here’s where the game gets tricky. Redfish have to have water to swim. The small

animals that they prey upon can get to many places that the fish simply cannot. So early in this rising high tide scenario, the fish just don’t have great opportunities, and for that reason you won’t see much feed activity. Slightly later in the tide, as the water around the grass roots and over formerly dry ground reaches 3-4 inches in depth, the feeding activity begins. This isn’t a schooling behavior with lots of fish together feeding. This is a single fish slowly stalking its meals one at a time. The fish will meander through the maze of grass patches in areas that are typically dry ground, hunting and eating one small meal at a time. You will see random small explosions followed by periods of inactivity as they move stealthily through the cover. Quite the interesting parallel, we must stalk them in nearly the same manner in which they stalk their prey. Move too fast or make too much noise and you will alert them to your presence. These fish aren’t charging down food so they become very aware of what is going on around them. Stealth and patience are the key to chasing high tide reds, coupled with a well placed cast using flies or small soft plastics. Though there are many challenges, and surely many failed attempts to catch these fish, the successes more than make up for it. Explosive eats in super shallow water. Close range and tight quarters casts are nothing short of spectacular when the fish eat. And the fight when they have some much cover and are in very shallow water is definitely something to experience. Don’t let the high water deter you. With thoughtful scouting and utilizing a stealthy and tactical approach, these fish can be an absolute blast to target. GulfCoastMariner.com

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FISHING LINE What type is best for your needs

By Capt. Joe Kent

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lmost every experienced angler has his or her favorite type of line. For the most part, the choice was made early on in their fishing days and many just continue using the same type of line. This decision is usually out of habit and the fact that they are used to it and are satisfied. Today technology has advanced the quality of most types of line and created a few new varieties. The title of this article was chosen to prompt a discussion about what is available to anglers in the market place today. We will explore some of the more popular types of fishing line and comment on each. The most common types of fishing line found in tackle shops are Braided Nylon, Braided Dacron, Ultra-thin Braids, Monofilament and Fluorocarbon. The most popular of the group is monofilament. It continues to be touted as the all-purpose line for most types of fishing. It is ideal for just about all reels whether spinning, casting or trolling.

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It is the least expensive of all and used for leaders as well. Braided Nylon still is favored by a large number of anglers who use conventional revolving reels. Surf fishermen are a large part of the group who chooses this line. It is softer and limper than monofilament and spools better on revolving reels. While less likely to backlash, it is thicker, more visible in water and more expensive.

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Braided Dacron is the choice of many offshore anglers for trolling. It is thinner than braided nylon and has very little stretch. Ultra-thin line was invented in the early 1990s as part of a technologically advanced research project having nothing to do with fishing. It has become a very popular choice for certain types of fishing. We will have more on this when comparing it to monofilament.

Fluorocarbon is another high-tech product. While considered a monofilament, it is tougher and has better abrasion resistance. It also is less visible in water; however, it is more expensive. Fluorocarbon line finds its calling in use for leaders. Monofilament line is getting a lot of competition from the new variety of ultra-thin braids and among the more popular brands are Spiderwire, Sufix and


“If cost is not an issue, the thinner and strong braided lines are probably the best choice.” PowerPro. The appeal of the new variety of braids is in its strength to diameter ratio. These lines have several times the breaking point of most monofilaments of comparable size. The thinner lines offer longer casting distance, more capacity on the reel, faster sinking capabilities and far greater stretch resistance. Of the qualities mentioned above, the two most attractive to anglers are the higher

breaking point, meaning less fish lost due to the line breaking or popping as we commonly call it, and the stretch resistance which translates into quicker hook sets and being able to easily feel a soft strike. The higher cost is one of the big drawbacks for the Spiderwire type of line. I recall a friend purchasing a small spool of Spiderwire not long after it was introduced

Hot summer speckled trout By Capt. David C Dillman Spec-tacular Trout Adventures 409-632-0924

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his May we experienced some below average air temperature and plenty of wind. Not from the

usual S/SE but more N/NW due to late season cold fronts. The below normal water temperature kept our fishing at a not so typical pattern. But we should see a summer pattern develop for speckled trout this July and August in Galveston Bay.

and before placing it on his reel, he spooled off about half of the monofilament and attached the new line to it then reeled it in with about half of his line being monofilament and the other half the new braid. While cost savings was an issue, the other thought was in protecting the reel spool as Spiderwire and others tend to cut into the spool. All in all, the new thinner braids are superior to monofilament; however, they come at a higher price. Whether it is the price savings or just a habit of the anglers,

monofilament continues to outsell all other types of fishing line. Now comes the question, which line is best for your needs? If cost is not an issue, the thinner and strong braided lines are probably the best choice. Monofilaments still dominate the market and probably for good reason they continue to be an excellent choice for fishing line. The best way to answer this question is to use various types of fishing line and make your own decision as to which best suits your fishing style.

“The wells should not be overlooked as the trout will congregate around the wells and their shell pads.”

reefs are Dow, Beazley’s, Fisher Shoals and Trinity Reef. The wells located in close proximity to these reefs will also be good for speckled trout. Depending upon the salinity of Trinity, the fish will continue to move farther back in the bay sooner than normal. I have caught fish in the Jacks Pocket area in late August on occasion.  Speckled trout will feed on either the topside or backside of a reef or shell pad depending upon the tide. At times they may even be found directly on top of the shell, which usually occurs during a slack tide. Utilizing live bait in the heat of the summer is the most effective way to catch these fish. Live croaker, fished either Carolina or Texas rigged is the most effective, followed by live shrimp fished deep under a popping cork. Eagle Point Fishing Camp always holds a good supply of both croaker and live Shrimp.  Please remember that it can get really hot on the water these next two months. Wear light colored, loose fit clothing and drink plenty of water. Gatorade type drinks are okay but should be followed up by consuming 2 equal parts of water. Alcohol and energy drinks should be avoided, as well as soft drinks. They only aid in dehydrating your body. As always be careful on the water.

In July, look for the trout action to center around the middle of Galveston Bay. I would concenrate my effort through channel markers 5066. There are numerous oyster reefs adjacent to the channel. While some of these reefs are marked with PVC pipe, many are not. Being able to utilize a good depth sonar will aid you in finding the smaller shell reefs. There are numerous gas wells in the immediate area. The wells should not be overlooked as the trout will congregate around the wells and their shell pads. The Exxon A-Lease draws the most attention but don’t overlook the other scattered gas wells. As we roll into August, look for the trout to move farther north up the channel and into Trinity Bay. Channel markers 68 and up, all the way towards the tip of Atkinson Island will hold fish. As the fish move farther into Trinity, the numerous shell reefs and wells will see a influx of trout. Some of the most popular

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FISHING GUIDES AND CHARTERS

Aqua Safari Charters 409-795-7480 captpaul@aquasafaricharters.com

Spectacular Trout Adventures Capt. David C Dillman 832-228-8012 Spec-taculartrout.com Capt. Dillman has over 30 years experience fishing the waters of Galveston Bay. The pursuit of speckled trout and redfish is his passion. Fish aboard a Yamaha powered Sportsman Masters 227. Reel Slick Guide Services Capt. Joe Madsen 281-960-6960 Joe.madsen18@ gmail.com Capt. Madsen is a West Bay wade fishing specialist.

www.aquasafaricharters.com

Galveston Texas’ best inshore and offshore fishing

Shallow Water Guide Service Capt. Larry Robinson 361-549-4389 www.shallow-water.com Capt. Robinson grew up working as a deckhand on shrimpers. He has been a full time guide in Rockport for over 18 years.

Capt. Bob “Mangus” Drisgill 409-682-9106 www.mangus2charters.com Fishing the Galveston Bay Complex for over 20 years for speckled trout, redfish and flounder.

Galveston Bay Outfitters Capt. Brian and William Wimmer 409-392-7491 william@galvestonbayoutfitters.com www.galvestonbayoutfitters.com

Specializing in trophy game fishing. Trout, redfish, flounder, tarpon, tripletail, and ling.

Topp Dogg Fishing Guides Capt. Alan Pereyra 832-606-0844 www.galveston-fishing.com Private guided fishing charters on Galveston Bay targeting speckled trout and redfish using live bait.

Redfish Hunters Guide Capt. Lamarr Scott Galveston Bay, Texas 713-703-5959 redfishhuntersguide@gmail.com www.redfishhuntersguide.com Sight fishing the shallow waters of Galveston’s West Bay for redfish with fly rods and light tackle.

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Bad Intentions Charters 409-737-9578 flyrod99@gmail.com www.badintentions.us Galveston offshore fishing for marlin, tuna, dorado and wahoo with tournament level gear on a 64’ Viking.

Hillman Guide Service Cell: 409-256-7937 Capt. Steve Hillman

captsteve@hillmanguideservice.com

Galveston Bay redfish, trout and flounder. Capt. Hillman is well known guide when it comes to trophy trout.


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RON HOOVER RV & MARINE Where Experience Counts By Mary Alys Cherry

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on Hoover RV & Marine has parlayed its experience in boat sales to become one of the premier RV and boat dealers in the country. Their superb reputation is based on 29 years of selling quality boats/RVs and providing excellent customer service. They boast 8 locations and 4 convenient dealers in the Greater Houston area including locations in Galveston, Katy and Willis. They also have an RV store in La Marque. Ron Hoover RV & Marine is proud to celebrate a banner

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sales year for its Cape Horn and Stamas offshore boats. Their sales executives forecast higher sales in the bay boat markets in the near future. The Crevalle, Blue Wave, Epic, Majek, Hurricane and Carolina Skiff brands are good performers for Ron Hoover RV & Marine. As well as Sweetwater and Aqua Patio pontoons. Their engine offerings include Suzuki, Evinrude, Mercury and Yamaha. They also sell quality used boats checked by their trained technicians during the boat trade process. There has been several new technological breakthroughs for outboard motors in the last few years. Manufacturers are releasing new higher horsepower engines like the Suzuki 350 H Outboard -- the first high output engine with counter rotating propellers.

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According to Ron Hoover RV & Marine General Manager John Genardo, the best breakthrough is the joystick controls. “The joystick steering technology has changed the Marine Industry and has taken a great deal of difficulty out of docking larger boats. We now have the ability to

Manager Don Broussard has almost 20 years of experience. Their techs have more than 40 years of experience. Ron Hoover RV & Marine believes in having the best talent to run and operate its dealerships because boating is a people business. Local General Manager John Genardo operates the

“Ron Hoover RV & Marine believes in having the best talent to run and operate its dealerships.” add joystick capability to our outboard boats.” The sales staff has almost 50 years of experience and 80 years in the fishing boat industry. General Sales Manager Shane Gest has 10 years of financial experience and Service Department

Galveston Dealership. He is originally from Chicago and has been in the Marine Industry since 2004 – beginning his career at Ron Hoover RV & Marine. He has a true passion for boating and being on the water and loves to spend time with his family


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fishing, boating, swimming or just cruising around the lake and bay. General Sales Manager Shane Gest was born and raised just outside of Cleveland, OH. “Having always been around water and boats, I was naturally drawn to the industry,” said Shane. “I started in the marine industry in 2007 and moved to Texas in 2012 working for a dealership as the business manager. In 2017, I started with Ron Hoover RV & Marine as the General Sales Manager.” When Shane is not working he is passionate about the water and spends as much time with family and friends as he can on a boat. Fishing, tubing or cruising to see fireworks on a Friday night in the summer. If he is not out on the water, you can find Shane playing golf or enjoying a football game. Ron Hoover RV & Marine is the only fishing

boat and service company on Galveston Island. It provides parts, service and the unique ability to conduct water demos for boaters. Ron Hoover RV & Marine is your one-stopshop and even offers inhouse financing, insurance and extended warranties. Their new management team believes in people and the local community. Ron Hoover RV & Marine is proud to support Bayou Vista Fishing Tournaments, Ball High School Athletics Department, Bayou Vista BBQ Cook-off Fundraisers and so much more! So, if you are looking for that new or quality inspected used boat, contact Ron Hoover RV & Marine General Manager John Genardo, who will be happy to assist you with all your boating needs. Contact him at jgenardo@ronhoover. com – 409-935-7191 – 8126 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554.

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10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Sails Last Longer protection for your sails, sun covers require care and maintenance. Remember, if you can see the sailcloth below the cover...so can the sun! Click here to read more about keeping your sails safe from UV rays.

By Quantum Sails 1. KEEP YOUR SAIL OUT OF THE SUN WHEN NOT IN USE. If you have furling systems, this may be just a matter of furling sails when not in use. For non-furling sails, this means covering or stowing sails. There are cover options for both mainsails and headsails, allowing the sail to stay rigged and protected between uses. When no cover is available, sails should be removed, flaked, bagged and stowed below deck or off the boat. 2. SUN COVERS: SEWNON PROTECTION. Most owners use sewnon sun covers to protect furled sails. Sunbrella and WeatherMax are the fabrics commonly used for sun covers. For racer-cruisers and some racing sails like furling code zeros, there are lighter weight options such as UV-treated Dacron®. While there is a gain in weight savings, these materials are not inherently UV resistant. Over time the UV treatment can wear off, with the lifespan of the treatment affected by boat location and amount of time in the sun. In high exposure areas, treated covers may have a lifespan of only a couple of seasons. All sun covers should be inspected regularly and repaired if damaged. Generally speaking, covers should be re-stitched every three years or so to prevent more extensive damage to the fabric that can occur from flogging due to compromised stitching. To provide maximum

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3. KEEP YOUR SAILS CLEAN. After sun, the second-worst enemy of any sail is salt; but other types of dirt and debris can be just as damaging. Periodic sail washing is key to maintaining your sails. A couple common-sense rules apply to frequency: 1) a sail that has been exposed to saltwater should be washed sooner rather than later, and 2) all other varying degrees of grime should be removed when possible. A genoa or staysail probably needs washing, or at least a rinse, more frequently than a mainsail that is stowed under a cover on the boom or furled when not in use. Not sure if your sails are salty? Run a finger along the foot and have a taste...you’ll know right away! 4. HIDE THEM FROM THE ELEMENTS. Sailmakers generally refer to the life of a sail in hours or seasons, rather than years. The lifespan is affected by the amount of time sailing and the level of care given to the sails. In the mid-Atlantic region, the main sailing season can begin in early spring and extend late into the fall. A sailing season in the upper Midwest, for example, is much shorter, thus extending the life of a sail. The lifespan of sails that spend the sailing season furled on your headstay, in your mast or boom, or left on the boat to endure the frigid months of winter, will be much shorter than the life of sails that are properly protected or stowed. If you know your sails are going to be sitting idle on the boat in a marina for at least a month or more during a sailing

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season, you can extend sail life by taking the sails off of your boat and stowing them. If your schedule prevents you from doing this personally, contact your local Quantum loft for sail removal and storage – part of our full array of sail care services. 5. INSPECT YOUR SAILS REGULARLY AND HAVE AN EXPERT DO SO, TOO. At least once-a-year sails should get a check-up. To do this yourself, find a dry place in good light where you can lay them flat, then work your way over every inch of the sail, looking for trouble spots such as abrasion or loose stitching. Small problems can turn into bigger problems later, so be sure to note even the smallest details. Alternatively, you can drop off your sails at a nearby Quantum loft for our multipoint inspection. Even simpler, with one call we can handle sail removal, transportation and inspection for one sail or your whole inventory. 6. TAPE UP THAT TURNBUCKLE! If you’ve ever scraped your finger on a piece of hardware, then you know it’s sharp enough to damage your sail. Even seemingly blunt objects (like a spreader) can damage sails on a tack, so take a look around (and up) to see what can or should be covered to protect your sails. If you have an extra piece of spinnaker cloth, wipe it across every surface of your boat and rigging. If it snags, put some tape on it. Rigging tape, selffusing silicone tape, leather and other protective coverings are relatively inexpensive ways to protect your sails. 7. READ THE WRITING ON THE LEECH. Even a well-protected spreader-tip or navigation light can wear a sail tackafter-tack. For these areas, a spreader-patch (or navigation light-patch, etc.) might be

the answer. Quantum service experts use a variety of materials for these abrasionresistant patches, ranging from pressure-sensitive-adhesivebacked Kevlar for a racing genoa to Sunbrella® cloth for cruising sails. 8. FIX IT NOW INSTEAD OF REPLACING IT LATER. A lot of catastrophic sail failures can be traced back to a small repair that was never made. When you notice a small hole or a chafed spot that’s getting increasingly worse, save yourself serious head- and wallet-ache by addressing the problem while it is still small. Our service experts have heard more than a few people come into the loft with a shredded sail saying, “I’ve been meaning to get that spot patched”. 9. BAG IT! Pretty simple here. There’s a good reason new sails come with a sturdy bag and it’s not just another place for a logo. That bag is a much cheaper sacrificial covering than the sail inside of it. Take a look at an old sail bag that’s scuffed and torn-up, now imagine if that were your sail. Not good. It can be a pain to keep track of bags, but used regularly, they can really earn their keep. 10. IF YOU DON’T KNOW...ASK. Curious about some sailcare method you’ve heard somebody touting on the dock or trying to figure out if your sail could use a new piece of webbing on the tack? Feel free to call the service team at your local Quantum loft. We’re happy to field your questions and provide helpful pointers. Consider us a member of your team. Contact Quantum Sails Gulf Coast at or 281-474-4768 to learn more about protecting your investment or visit QuantumSails.com for more great tips and tricks to help you meet all of your sailing challenges.


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19th Annual LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA RESULTS The Houston Yacht Club | June 23-25 = Boats with Quantum Sails

1. Boomtown

James Mitchell

FWBC

2. Mojito

Forbes Durdin

LYC

3. Simply Irresistible

Glenn Gault

LYC

4. Zounds

Steven Hammerman

LYC

5. Jason Bradley

Jason Bradley

J-105 Lightning

1. Mojo

Steve Rhyne

LYC

1. Lucille

Steve Harris

HYC

2. Green

John Barnett

LYC

2. Mystique II

Gary Schwantz

Lagos YC

3. Radiance

Bill Lakenmacher

3. Portugee Jr.

Christopher Shipman

EYC

4. Stinger

JB Bednar

LYC

Joshua Turner

HYC

5. Texas Ranger IV

Chuck Wielchowsky

HYC/LYC

1. TEXAS ROAD DOG

Brant Koepke

GBCA

1. TEAM AMERICA

Chad Wilson

RYYC

2. Chicken Dinner

David Bethancourt

HYV

2. M-Pulse

Martin Hamilton

HYC

3. TRES LOCOS

Kevin Orff

LYC/GBCA

3. Thinga-ma-jigger

Jonathon Davis

LYC

4.

Dov Kivlovitz

none

5. MSLead

Douglas Cummings

GBCA

Etchells

6. Helms a Lee

Anne Lee

HYC

1. The Martian

Marvin Beckmann

HYC

7. Student Driver

Gary Thies

GBCA

2. Flying Colors

Ken Womack

TCYC

8. Syzygy

Taylor Lutz

LYC

3. Sillegem

William Turner

TCYC

1. GIGGLES

Natalie Harden

AYC

1. the other woman

John Cutler

HYC

2. After Midnight

Mark Smith

FWBC

2. Carolina Girl

Jane Heron

HYC

3. Miss Conduct

James Freedman DCYC

3. Dynamite

Lythia Metzmeier

HYC

4. Badmoon

Chris Holmes

DCYC

4. Little Oil

Dean Snider

HYC

5. Trick Bag

Barry Bailey

none

5. Black Opal

Calvin Holt

HYC

6. Vang Go

Stuart Juengst

AYC

7. ClaireBouyant

Graham Marshall

none

W/L Asymmetrical Spinnaker

8. Stray Dog

Jorge Martin-de-Nicolas

AYC

1. Second Star

J.D. Hill

LYC/GBCA

9. Superman

David Broadway

AYC

2. Hamburg

Albrecht Goethe

LYC

10. Sforzando

Christopher Hammel

AYC

3. Harm’s Way

Andy Wescoat

11. Yikes!

Gerald Rademaker

GBCA

4. Le Rescator

Erwan le Gall

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Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 31st Annual Harvest Moon Regatta Oct. 5-8

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his 150-mile race down the Texas Gulf Coast is a favorite among local and regional sailors. Whether you’re a competitive racer or just looking to enjoy an overnight cruise on the blue Gulf waters under a beautiful red-orange moon, HMR provides

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excellent opportunities for sailors of varying skill levels. Galveston’s Pleasure Pier will serve as the starting line, racers will begin showing up in Port Aransas at varying times on Friday. Racers, volunteers and guests are all welcome to attend Saturday’s famous Welcome Sailors Rum Party.

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P H OTO G R A P H Y BY DEB RA RUEB

San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center world-class facility that is prominently and strategically positioned on the Houston Ship Channel so as to best serve the mariners working in the industry. I could not have envisioned a better location to afford us an opportunity to be seen by our customers and work closely with our industry partners while they are performing their duties.

Responses by John Stauffer, Associate Vice Chancellor/ Superintendent of maritime at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus. When did San Jacinto College make the move to this new maritime center? January 2016 How is it being located so close to the Bay Port Industrial Complex? The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center is a

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Did the maritime industry anticipate there was a shortage of qualified labor to work on the inland water ways of the US? Yes. In 2016, MARAD estimated that 70,000 seafarers will be needed by 2022, and the State Maritime Academies will not be able to produce this amount. The current U.S. maritime workforce is also aging with more than 61 percent being 50 years of age or older.  In addition to an aging workforce, the new changes to U.S. Coast Guard requirements that took effect Jan. 1, 2017 for working mariners has created a perfect storm resulting in unqualified mariners. That is why the

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San Jacinto College maritime program is so vital.   What’s the best part of your job and why? The best part of my job is seeing students achieve their goals of completing maritime courses and receiving their certificates and associate degrees. What do you tell young students starting out in the program? I tell our students that they are entering an exciting industry that is only limited by their ambitious and dedication. If they want to be an Unlimited Master onboard some of the world’s largest ship they simply must put in the hard work and continue to take the necessary courses required by the USCG to increase their license.      How many students attend the program on a yearly basis and what percentage graduate with a degree? Since 2010, we have awarded more than 5,500 USCG course

completion certificates in our commercial maritime program. In our credit maritime program, we currently have 53 students pursuing their associate degrees in maritime transportation with another 22 new incoming students enrolled for Fall 2017. What role will technology play in the future of these current maritime students? Technology is ever changing within the maritime industry to increase safety at sea, enhance situation awareness for the maritime professional, and also increase efficiency. The Maritime Center houses the very latest technology and U.S. Coast Guard-approved curriculum to allow us to continue to offer training to captains, mates, deckhands, tankerman, and engineer in a safe, professional and productive training environment.  If you could change one thing about the US Maritime industry, what would it be? The shipping industry is


facing an impending crisis as it pertains to available manpower. The Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act was recently introduced in the U.S. House and Senate by a bipartisan group of co-sponsors.  The Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act creates a special federal designation exclusively for two-year community and technical colleges involved in maritime workforce training, and for maritime workforce training programs operated by state agencies. Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence will receive federal support to address education and technical training for maritime workers in U.S. ports, inland waterways and the Great Lakes. This will complement the university-based system known as State Maritime Academies, which receives federal support to train professional mariners and marine engineers for careers in international shipping. I believe this legislation is vital to ensuring there is adequate trained mariners working in the industry.  The Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act has already been passed unanimously by House and Senate committees. Does the Coast Guard have any input into what goes

“The Maritime Center houses the very latest technology and U.S. Coast Guard-approved curriculum.” in to some of your current courses? Yes. All course material, training equipment, instructors, and facilities must be approved by the USCG prior to being taught.     How long have you been affiliated with the program at San Jacinto and how has the program changed? I assumed my duties as Associate Vice Chancellor/ Superintendent of the

San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Transportation Center in September 2016. However, the journey of this program began a decade prior when San Jacinto College began having conversations and listened to the needs of our industry partners. In May 2010, we leased space along Highway 225 to teach USCG approved training. It did not take long to outgrow the space, and in result, the College purchased 13 acres of waterfront

property to build the 45,000-square-foot facility that is used today to train students in USCG-approved courses. This larger state-of-theart facility, coupled with the donation of the full-mission bridge simulator from the Houston Pilots, has allowed the maritime center to grow to offering more than 75 USCGapproved deck and engine courses. Additionally, San Jacinto College introduced Texas’ first associate degree in maritime transportation. This 60-credit hour program includes USCGapproved training that ranges from entry-level deckhand on an inland towboat to Unlimited Tonnage Masters on the world’s largest ships, and everything in between.  GulfCoastMariner.com

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Cruising with Patron

the transit will take 2 days. These vessels are allowed to anchor for the night in Gamboa or Gatun Lake Anchorage. Is there a fee required? Yes, our fee was $5,000 including agent fees. The largest ship we saw during transit was a 1,000 foot car carrier. Fees on that ship were over $250,000

Captain Darrell Weigelt of the Patron on his voyage from Costa Rica to Orange Beach, Alabama. What was it like cruising through the Canal? The entrance into the Panama Canal begins on the Pacific Ocean side in Panama City at Balboa and ends on the Atlantic side in Cristobal. The Canal is 50 miles long from deep water in the Pacific to deep water in the Atlantic. The original elevation was 312 feet above sea level where it crosses the Continent in the rouge mountain range.

Tell us about the vessel you took through the Canal. Patron is a custom built 65’ Ebony sportfishing boat designed by Australian designer Frank Woodnutt, and was built in Indonesia in 2005. How long does it take to go through the Canal? The time it takes varies with the speed of vessels making (Left) Darrell and Robyn Weigelt during passage through the Panama Canal. (Right) Patron’s owner Tom Shumate brought in this massive 750 pound bluefin tuna during the MBGFC’s Memorial Day Tournament. He is pictured holding the pectoral fin. (Bottom) The huge tuna prepares to be weighed.

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transit. Our passage through Canal started at 8:00 a.m. and ended at 4:00 p.m. That is considered a fast passage. It requires about 10 hours for an average ship to transit the Canal. Minimum speed to transit is four knots. Sailboats may not transit under sail. All vessels must transit with motor propulsion. Normally for sailboats or slow vessels

When did the new locks open and how will this impact the Port of Houston? The new canal locks were opened last year and are used only by the largest ships. The increased volume of ship traffic is a good thing for the port of Houston because of the large amount of ships that transit and continue on to Port of Houston.


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Th e t e mpe rat u re s

FOR HOT W E AT H E R

are warm in the Gulf Coast. In fact it can feel oppressively hot in July. What better dinner options than heavily garlic-seasoned meat, chilled and sliced over a bed of your favorite greens, then lavishly spread with a homemade chutney

to complement the meat? Of course fresh gulf catch abounds, and we certainly take advantage of that. Reality dictates that we won’t eat seafood every night of the week, so these hearty proteins and surprisingly seasoned toppings are welcome options.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Chutney over Garlicky Pork Tenderloin & Greens

Mango Mint Jalapeño Chutney over Sliced Chicken & Fresh Greens

Pork Prep: • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin • 1 Tablespoon dried garlic granules • salt and pepper to cover.

CHICKEN PREP: • 3 chicken breasts • 2 Tablespoons butter • 1/4 cup white wine • 1 - 2 Tablespoons dried garlic granules • salt and pepper.

Generously coat tenderloin with spices, bake in 375 degrees preheated oven for about 45 minutes or inside temp registers 155 degrees with meat thermometer. Chill or bring to room temperature. CHUTNEY PREP: • 1 tablespoon butter • 3 large apples, cubed and peeled • 1/4 cup dried cranberries • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar • 3 Tablespoons cider vinegar • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice Melt butter in saucepan, add apples and stir a few minutes until slightly golden. Add remaining ingredients and cook an additional 5 or more minutes. GREENS PREP: Layer 1 1/2 cups greens (per person) on individual plates, slice pork tenderloin in medallions over top and add generous amount of chutney over pork. Serve with red wine, either Pinot Noir or a Cotes du Rhone.

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Melt butter in skillet/pan on stove, sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with garlic, salt and pepper. Pan sear until golden, then add white wine and simmer 20 to 30 minutes until chicken is done. Take off heat and chill with pan liquid. CHUTNEY PREP: • 1 (3/4-pound) mango, chopped • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, toasted in small pan on the stove • 1/2 cup chopped red onion • 2-3 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice • 3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (or 2 Tablespoons dried) • Mix all these ingredients to make fresh chutney. FRESH GREENS PREP: Layer about 1 1/2 cups (per person) fresh salad greens on each plate, slice chicken breast over center of greens and spoon a generous amount of chutney atop chicken. Serve with Sauvignon Blanc or an off-dry Riesling white wine.


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Visit www.galvbay.org/gban to report pollution events.

Non-profit Offers Free, Easy-to-Use Tool to Keep Houston-Galveston Communities Clean

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e all want clean

neighborhoods, but does anyone know the specific agency that cleans up pollution in our cities and communities? The problem is that it’s not just one agency responsible for responding to all kinds of water and land pollution - it’s a myriad of county, state, and local government entities in any given region that each respond to different kinds of pollution. The agency in your neighborhood that cleans up sewer overflows may not be the same that cleans up chemical spills or illegal dumping. And if you cross into another city, it may be a completely different set of agencies responsible than those in your hometown. This complicated framework for reporting pollution can be discouraging for individuals who see pollution and want to do something about it. That’s why Galveston Bay Foundation developed the Galveston Bay Action Network, an online tool and free mobile app that allows users to report any land or water pollution in Harris, Galveston, Chambers, and Brazoria counties quickly and easily. The Galveston Bay Action Network allows users to

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report various kinds of pollution such as trash/ debris, oil spills, fish kills, wetland destruction and more by simply submitting a single online form that can be supplemented with photos or videos of the pollution event. These reports are then automatically sent to the specific agency that can respond to them based on the location of the report and the kind of pollution observed, taking out the work of tracking down the correct agency for you. Help keep our communities clean and download the app on Google Play and iTunes, or report pollution on a desktop at www.galvbay.org/gban. The Galveston Bay Action Network was developed under the guidance of Galveston Bay Foundation, with funding from the Texas General Land Office (TGLO), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program. In order to ensure these reports were sent automatically to the proper authorities, GBF worked with the technology company Vertices to create the necessary code and software for the Galveston Bay Action Network.


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FISH AND THE ANCIENT MAYA By George Dismukes

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ish were a staple

among the ancient Maya. This was not limited to coastal tribes. The livelihood of any civilization center is dependent upon fresh water. Therefore with the sole exception of Tikal in the Peten Jungle of northern Guatemala, all ancient Maya cities, including coastal ones, were located near rivers where the Maya were able to avail themselves of fresh water species of fish and turtles. Tikal existed in spite of being miles from any fresh water source. They did so by building a giant, stone layered moat which completely surrounded the city that served as a collection cistern for rain water, but in which they also raised fish and turtles. Fish were prepared in a variety of ways; baked over an open fire, steam baked by wrapping them in layers of banana leaves, apparently with spices such as chili peppers; boiled and deboned so the flesh could be worked into a masa used in the making of tamales, which were the main staple food among the Maya. The Maya had no hooks and lines, so they resorted to alternate ways of capturing their prey. They speared them from canoes, trapped them with wooden traps shaped like

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a cone and created small tidal pools where they could trap them. The Maya grew cotton, they also had nets. But the most impressive way the Maya fished AND created a perfect ecological balance was to build terra farms in the middle of the jungle by digging canals in the shape of a giant checkerboard. The spoil from the small canals was used to raise the elevation of the squares to a higher than ground level area, sort of an ancient version of a raised bed garden. They grew agricultural crops on the squares and fish and turtles in the canals. Soil in the jungle is poor in nutrients and can support crops for only a year or so. But periodic dredging of the canals, and depositing the spoil onto the squares solved that problem. It served as a perfect nutritional replenishment for the squares. They had created a type of harmony in nature. Was it intentional? The Maya were by necessity agrarians, so the answer is most likely yes. And they did it over a thousand years ago. Examples like this only add to the mystery of why the Maya suddenly turned their backs on the giant masterpiece cities they built in the middle of the jungle and walked away. Even today, researchers, with all the resources they have at hand, are still pondering that question.


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WAVES & WHEELS

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ost of us live on the Gulf Coast for a reason: we love the sun, and we love the waves! Personal watercraft and golf carts are usually the means by which we enjoy land and sea, and the trends show that folks want quality and reliability in both vehicles. Whether it’s a quick run down to the corner store, or to cruise the neighborhood in style, Golf Carts have increased tremendously in popularity! From basic carts to full custom jobs, it seems that there is no “standard” issue Golf Cart. With their simple design and construction, Golf Carts make the perfect platform for that “part-timer” wanting to customize his/her own cart in their spare time without breaking the bank. With accessories and parts inexpensive and plentiful, there really is no limit to how wild you can make your golf cart! Yamaha changed the game in the early 80’s with the original WaveRunner - A three seat personal watercraft that was larger and more stable than others on the market. Flash forward 30 or so years, and the same is still true: Yamaha is still producing the most reliable personal watercrafts on the market. So stable are they now, that many have adapted their WaveRunner to perform

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a new role that was not possible on older models, as fishing vessels! Bimini tops, rear deck mounted ice chest racks, live wells, depth and fish finders are becoming more and more common. Compared with the price of a new fishing vessel, the WaveRunner is immensely

more cost effective, and also serves a dual role as it performs its original function as a recreational vehicle flawlessly! From fishing in the morning, tubing and skiing with the kids during the middle of the day, and later pulling up dockside to your favorite on the water restaurant for dinner, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Texas Yamaha Gulf Coast is proud to serve our community and beyond with Yamaha WaveRunners and E-Z-GO Golf Carts. We are family owned and operated, and we believe in what we do, and the products we sell. If you find that you are in the market for a new personal watercraft or golf cart, stick with the family who has been serving your family since 1974; stick with Texas Yamaha Gulf Coast!


SHEAR SUCCESS Shear Performance in Kemah a pooch’s paradise

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iana Cheatham founded Shear Performance over eleven years ago in Bacliff, Texas. The original concept was a mobile grooming service; take the grooming parlor to the dog and dog owner, a service particularly appealing to people with limited mobility or extremely busy schedules. The concept worked and in a word, Shear Performances’ mobile pooch beauty shops are booked to the max. Diana has now expended her business to include a Kemah location where pet owners can bring their animals for “no wait grooming service.” What this translates to is that Diana does not ‘crate’ dogs. She doesn’t believe it for a number of reasons, most of them based on animal health. This means that you cannot drop off your dog in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. It’s like taking your kid to the barber shop. You arrive with your pooch (by appointment), Diana or one of her experienced staff immediately takes your dog and begins the process of converting that mass of ‘too long’ hair into sculptured canine beauty. This includes bathing and hand drying, not leaving your pet in a crate with a low heat blowing on them. You (the owner) ‘Wow!’ in awe at the amazing result, pay and depart with a new looking pooch who is decidedly happier and looking for a treat. See the ad for a special discount coupon. There is also the economy route. You can take your dog to Shear Performance

and use their facilities to bathe your own dog. There is a small fee for this, but it works out well particularly for people with animals who get apprehensive when being handled by strangers. Now, as if all that wasn’t good enough, Diana is announcing her annual dog photo contest. See her ad in this issue for rules, regulations and prizes, but here are a few tips from a former winner: #1: a regular photo of Fido probably won’t get you the thumbs up. The photo must be one that exemplifies your loving pet’s personality. Tip #2: Never take the picture from a standing position, looking down at your critter. Get eye level either by getting in a sitting position, or elevate your subject by placing them on a pedestal of some sort; a table, a chair, that sofa that you can’t keep them away from, something! Tip #3: Do not rush it. Find a place and time where you can devote an hour to having a good time, playing with your pet and make sure they are having a good time too. A sour-puss expression on a dog’s face shows as surely as it does on yours. As they say in the movie biz, “Break a leg!” Only, don’t take that literally! Have fun, get creative, make your dog a star. Maybe this will be the break they’ve been waiting for all their life; a movie contract, a talent agent. Lunch with Lassie and Rin Tin Tin! Big sun glasses and weekends on the yacht, Dahling! Well, probably not. But it’s fun to imagine. To book an appointment, call 832226-9526 or visit online at shearperformancepet.com GulfCoastMariner.com

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[ B O A T S

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2006 Four Winns 288 Vista

2013 Sea Hunt 29 Gamefish

Twin 5.0 MPI 260 HP. Bravo III, 250 Hours, Gen/Air, from Lake Conroe. Priced to Sell $59,900 281-549-6390 www.actionboatcenter.com

Twin 300’s, 260 Hours, 2-12” Garmins TACO Outriggers. Many Extras, Tri-Axle Trailer. $109,900 281-549-6390 www.actionboatcenter.com

1999 380 Sundancer Very low hours. Fully reconditioned New canvas and upholstery. Many Updates. $109,900 281-549-6390 www.actionboatcenter.com

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‘17 Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 $ 242,460 Sailboat Mike, 281-334-1993 www.TheYachtSalesCompany.com

’03 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer

2007 Viking 64’ EB

$46,995 Bruce Jarman, 281-334-1993 www.TheYachtSalesCompany.com

$1,690,000 Randy Bright, 713-816-2165 www.galatiyachts.com

2005 Beneteau 473

2007 Caliber 47 LRC

$209,999 Generator, air, bowthrusters plus Yanmar 76hp diesel. Kent Little, 713-817-7216 kent@littleyachtsales.com

$499,000 Owner has spared no expense to outfit this yacht. David Jackson, 713-806-8953 david@littleyachtsales.com

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‘08 Rinker 280 Express Cruiser $59,900 Bruce Jarman, 281-334-1993 www.TheYachtSalesCompany.com

‘15 Beneteau Sense 55 $599,942 Sailboat Mike, 281-334-1993 www.TheYachtSalesCompany.com

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‘05 Rampage 30 Express $84,900 Bruce Jarman, 281-334-1993 www.TheYachtSalesCompany.com

2004 Formula 47 Yacht $259,000 Cory W. Webster, 281-636-2228 www.galatiyachts.com

2014 Hatteras 63 GT

2014 Prestige 550 Fly

$2,845,000 Randy Bright, 713-816-2165 www.galatiyachts.com

$899,000 Cory W. Webster, 281-636-2228 www.galatiyachts.com

2008 Jeanneau 45DS $255,000 Very well kept and equipped. Kent Little, 713-817-7216 kent@littleyachtsales.com

PRE-OWNED YELLOWFINS Contact Texas Sportfishing Yacht Sales 281-334-2000 or 281-535-2628

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Galveston Bay Tides EAGLE POINT, TX NOAA Station Id: 8771013

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Sun 7/30 11:41 AM 08:32 PM

0.8 H 0.1 L

Mon 7/31 10:38 AM 09:12 PM

0.8 H 0.0 L

Fri 8/4 10:45 AM

1.1 H

Sun 8/20 12:16 AM 11:05 AM

Sat 8/5 12:06 AM 11:36 AM

-0.1 L 1.1 H

Mon 8/21 01:08 AM 11:07 AM

0.0 L 1.2 H

Sun 8/6 12:47 AM 12:21 PM

-0.1 L 1.1 H

Mon 8/7 01:24 AM 12:48 PM

Tue 8/22 01:56 AM 10:59 AM 02:56 PM 05:47 PM

0.1 L 1.1 H 1.0 L 1.1 H

-0.1 L 1.0 H

Wed 8/23 02:40 AM 10:49 AM 03:29 PM 07:41 PM

0.3 L 1.0 H 0.9 L 1.0 H

Thu 8/24 03:21 AM 10:37 AM 04:09 PM 09:34 PM

0.5 L 1.0 H 0.8 L 0.9 H

Fri 8/25 04:00 AM 10:21 AM 04:51 PM 11:39 PM

0.6 L 1.0 H 0.6 L 0.9 H

Sat 8/26 04:35 AM 09:57 AM 05:34 PM

0.8 L 1.0 H 0.5 L

Sun 8/27 02:25 AM 04:58 AM 09:14 AM 06:20 PM

1.0 H 1.0 L 1.0 H 0.4 L

Mon 8/28 07:33 AM 07:09 PM

1.1 H 0.4 L

Tue 8/29 07:08 AM 08:04 PM

1.2 H 0.3 L

Wed 8/30 07:43 AM 09:02 PM

1.3 H 0.3 L

Thu 8/31 08:24 AM 10:00 PM

1.3 H 0.3 L

Tue 8/8 01:59 AM 12:42 PM

0.0 L 1.0 H

Wed 8/9 02:31 AM 12:14 PM

0.1 L 0.9 H

Thu 8/10 03:01 AM 11:45 AM

0.2 L 0.9 H

Fri 8/11 03:31 AM 11:19 AM 05:24 PM 09:36 PM Sat 8/12 03:56 AM 10:54 AM 05:59 PM Sun 8/13 12:47 AM 04:01 AM 10:29 AM 06:42 PM Mon 8/14 10:02 AM 07:31 PM Tue 8/15 09:32 AM 08:26 PM Wed 8/16 09:15 AM 09:23 PM

0.3 L 0.9 H 0.6 L 0.7 H

0.5 L 0.8 H 0.5 L

0.7 H 0.7 L 0.9 H 0.3 L

1.0 H 0.2 L

1.1 H 0.0 L

1.2 H -0.1 L


Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine July/August 2017  

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