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I'm now writing a fictional novel in which Santana plays a significant and crucial part. I am hoping that someone at Latitude recalls the article and can let me know the name of the new owner — and any information regarding her present location. Although this is a fictional story, I would like to make the details of the vessel as true to fact as possible. In short, the story is the quest of an old man to do something to restore the honor of a long-deceased actor who had a significant role in his development as a young man. My wife and I have a Mariah 31 on the hard in Puerto Vallarta. Now that I am retired, I'm hoping to get back to Mexico and spend more time on Gertrude. Harry Lee Utterback Gertrude, Mariah 31 Puerto Vallarta

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Captain John* saw to my 48’ Californian as if it was his own . . Captain John* saw to my 48’ Californian as if it was his own . . He knows all the right people. He took my boat to the yard He knows all the right people. He took my boat to the yard for a bottom coat and managed that project just like he for a bottom coat and managed that project just like he manages engine maintenance, diving and deck cleaning at the manages engine maintenance, diving and deck cleaning at the dock. dock.I Icall callhim him for for everything. everything. Frank Gallovich Gallovich Frank *Captain John Curry leader in inboating boating *Captain John Curryisisowner ownerofofStem Stemto toStern, Stern, aa premier premier leader services with trained serviceproviders. providers. services with trainedinstructors, instructors,licensed licensedcaptains captains and and insured insured service Our vendors provide to major major repairs repairs Our vendors provideservices servicesfrom fromgeneral general maintenance maintenance to sosoyou boat. youcan canspend spendmore moretime time enjoying enjoying your your boat. Check at Checkout outour ourwebsite websitefor foraalist list of of all all our our services services at

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Harry — Santana was purchased, restored and is being raced in appropriate events by Paul and Chris Kaplan of KKMI boatyard in Richmond. She couldn't be in better hands, and we're sure Paul would be happy to assist you in finding all the historical information you might want. Santana wasn't just a plaything for Bogart, as boats are for many actors. In his father's biography, Stephen Bogart writes that Humphrey took the boat sailing an astounding 25 to 45 weekends per year from '45 to '57. Most of the time "stag," as Bogart complained "the problem with dames is they can't pee over the side." "The sea was my father’s sanity," the younger Bogart 'Santana' during Bogie's era. wrote. "An actor needs something to stabilize his personality, something to nail down what he really is, not what he is currently pretending to be." Hello, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. Anyway, good luck with your book. Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta is, based on personal experience, a fabulous place to live aboard and write. Having been in the film business, you no doubt know that writer/director John Huston used to hide out from Hollywood in the small jungle village to the southwest of Yelapa, which is far to the southwest of any road on Banderas Bay. All this long before anybody had heard of Puerto Vallarta. Huston wrote and directed 37 feature films, including classics such as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, Moulin Rouge, and The Misfits, all of which are better than anything you can see in a theater today. Bogart became a star as a result of his role in Sierra Madre, and would play a leading role in many of Huston's films. In a typical month, we receive a tremendous volume of letters. So if yours hasn't appeared, don't give up hope. We welcome all letters that are of interest to sailors. Please include your name, your boat's name, hailing port and, if possible, a way to contact you for clarifications. By far the best way to send letters is to email them to richard@latitude38.com. You can also mail them to 15 Locust, Mill Valley, CA, 94941, or fax them to (415) 383-5816.

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Latitude 38 Oct. 2011  

The October 2011 eBook issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 Oct. 2011  

The October 2011 eBook issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.