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Sun & Moon Sunset: 7:35 pm; Sunrise (Mon.): 7:15 am Moonrise (Mon.): 3:36 am; 46% illuminated High tides: 3:50 pm; (Mon.) 4:36 am Low tides: 10:22 pm; (Mon.) 10:56 am

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Weather Today: Sunny, winds S 16 mph, high 90, no chance of rain, 56% humidity Tonight: Clear, low 69 Tomorrow AM: Sunny, high 87

Just how nautical are you and your crew mates? Find out with this little nautical trivia quiz. n What is a WIG vessel? n Which signal flag means “I am maneuvering with difficulty; keep clear”? n What is the White List? n What is the name of Capt. Ahab’s ship in “Moby-Dick”? ANSWERS on page 3.

Mystery solved The story behind M/Y Sailbad the Sinner VI is as good as we thought. Saturday’s Triton Today featured scoop on boat names, and no one nearby knew details of the creative moniker on the 84-foot Northcoast. Until we met Capt. Jerry McDermed. “He [the owner] had sailed badly, hit many a bridge in his day,” he said. “And she was his personal sinner.” McDermed said the couple made a deal that if she could call it Sailbad, then he could add Sinner. “They both had the most wonderful sense of humor,” McDermed said. “I worked for them for 28 years, my whole career.” They passed away during the past few years, he said, but their jokes always were give and take. “She always got called ‘sinner’, but I tell you, she was a saint,” he said. “It was a loving thing.”

HANGING AROUND: Festival Hammocks has something for crew, even if it’s just the suggestion of downtime. PHOTO/LUCY REED

Vendors offer items for work, play By Lucy Chabot Reed Boat shows are created to sell boats, of course. But there’s a whole show off the water designed to separate consumers from their money. Lest we forget, yacht crew are consumers, too. So in that regard, there are lots of booths selling all manner of items of interest to crew. The requisite sunglasses vendors are here, as are the ones selling pretty clothes. There are binoculars, jewelry, shoes and electric bikes, as well as representatives from marinas selling dockage. But scanning the exhibitors, a few stood out as interesting for yacht crew. Ted Reid has invented the DigiVac Fail-Safe Filter Alert, a sensor for clogged fuel filters that alerts a captain

or engineer before engine failure. “I’m a delivery captain and the first thing I do when I get onboard is change the filters,” he said. “There’s no way you can know what’s in the filter. The only way we have now is engine failure.” He described a common problem that his invention prevents: Taking a boat to the Bahamas, the filters newly changed, and still the engines fail halfway across. “Now you have the boss and guests mad and tired and they just want to go home,” he said. “They sell their boat and buy an RV. These people get out of yachting because they always have problems with their boats. I’ve seen it.” It’s taken Reid 12 years and two prototypes to get the unit he has for

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Fleet manager eyes breathalyzer SHOPPING, from page 1 sale at the show, a waterproof, doublewalled, hermetically sealed, stainless steel sensor. The T-handle atop the filter comes out and the sensor goes in, wired to a display that can be on the bridge or in an instrument panel in the engine room. It shows a digital display of gunk in the filter, a visual display of green-to-yellowto-red bars that light up the more a filter Reid gets clogged, and an audible alarm when the filter should be changed. The unit sells for $1,300 for two sensors, one display. ( Ladybug Teknologies sells handheld breathalyzers for personal use. On first glance, it seems unnecessary. Who would test themselves? But talking to COO Christine Montag, its value soon makes sense. “You wouldn’t drive without a speedometer, would you?” she said. “You Montag want to know what your speed is, then you can make the decision whether you want to speed or not. This is like that. It’s just a tool to give you a measurement of your blood-alcohol levels. You still make the decision.” Courtney Barton, Florida

representative for Ladybug, said they’ve talked to some yacht crew about the ?\cg`e^pflXZZfdgc`j_Xcc device and even had interest from pfle\\[n_`c\`eJflk_=cfi`[X a fleet manager who is considering P8:?KJLGGFIKLJ8%:FD getting one for each yacht under his company’s charge. It sells for $269.99. =fikCXl[\i[Xc\#=cfi`[X***(, ( K\c1"(%0,+%+-)%+',. ULI Boards is here, selling its Xjj`jk7pXZ_kjlggfikljX%Zfd inflatable stand up paddle boards. The originator of the inflatable slice of this adventure craze, the boards are sturdy as fiberglass with kevlar strips that keep <686$B77B3%,%6BB),1$/LQGG 30 the rocker in the board. The company even collaborated with famed surfer Gerry Lopez on a 10-foot design. They sell for between $1,295 and $1,495. (

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John Denney, above, is the Florida rep. and working the booth. The booth at Festival Hammocks was a lure if only because of the brightly colored product and the lovely woman lounging about in one. The hammocks are made of parachute material, come in single and double sizes, and are machine washable. Prices range from $40-$69. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments are welcome at

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Answers to the quiz on page 1: n Wing in Ground Craft, a vessel that can travel above the surface of the water, using a cushion of high-pressure air. n Delta n The countries compliant with STCW 95, in certification (licensing), revalidation for certificates, training center oversight, port state control and flag state control. n The whaleship Pequod.

Triton Today Palm Beach is published by Triton Publishing Group. Publisher: David Reed Editorial: Lucy Chabot Reed, Dorie Cox, Tom Serio Advertising: Mike Price, Becky Gunter, Production: Patty Weinert Vol. 1, No. 4. Copyright 2011, all rights reserved.

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CHECKING THE TIDE: Triton Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Question of the Day:

Where is the yacht going tomorrow?

Find a boat, find crew, find a place to live, buy stuff, sell stuff. All for free.

Hopefully, the yacht is going to a new owner, many yacht crew said yesterday when we talked with them at the Palm Beach show. Barring that, most are heading back to the dock, either to a marina or the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place, awaiting sale. The rest are split between going to a yard or leaving on a trip. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Data compiled by Dorie Cox, Tom Serio Deckhand Ken Robinson M/Y Ingot 106â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Burger â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a week at the Australian Docks, then to Roscioliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Nothing big, just to keep it going, the same stuff we do all the time.â&#x20AC;? Capt. Jim Searles M/Y El Encanto 78â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jones Goodell â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going back to Ft. Lauderdale, back to the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a private boat.â&#x20AC;?


Capt. Tony Stewart M/Y Soulmate 106â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Broward â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to the Australia Docks for a while. Then heading to the Bahamas.â&#x20AC;?

Stew Marjorie Torres M/Y Sea Jewel 118â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trinity â&#x20AC;&#x153;Palm Harbor Marina for a couple of months and then to North Carolina. It stays there.â&#x20AC;?

Capt. Renee Hobart M/Y Santo Antonio 78â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Westbay Sunship â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go back to Westport in Ft. Lauderdale for showings. The owner lives in Venezuela, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not using it.â&#x20AC;? Capt. Jamie Lowe M/Y Blind Date 161â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trinity â&#x20AC;&#x153;Either the shipyard or a charter. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the end of season, so if we go to LMC weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make sure weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for the next. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use the plethora of people in Ft. Lauderdale.â&#x20AC;? First Mate Josh McCouat M/Y Thirteen 157â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christensen â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have a home; wherever we stop, we sit. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to hang around. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go to Palm Harbor Marina., then to the Bahamas and then New England.â&#x20AC;? Capt. Hunter Parker M/Y ErosKyanos 78â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Buddy Davis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to Ft. Lauderdale to sit for a few days, then on to Key West. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stay at Harbour Towne Marina.â&#x20AC;?

S u n d ay â&#x20AC;˘ M a rc h 2 7 , 2 0 1 1 | 5 Chef Alex Marques M/Y Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest 132â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Northcoast â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are headed back to our home up the New River near the Downtowner Saloon.â&#x20AC;?

Broker Ron Woods, Woods and Associates M/Y Lady Allison 65â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Neptunus â&#x20AC;&#x153;She goes right back behind the owners home on Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale.â&#x20AC;?

Capt. Kevin Gerbich M/Y Watercolours 115â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trinity â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since she is actively for sale, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go back to Palm Harbor Yacht Basin in Ft. Lauderdale and wait there.â&#x20AC;?

Capt. Scott Redlhammer M/Y Sea Jordan 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tarrab â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to Bradfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Ft. Lauderdale. The boatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sale and we get free dockage with Bradford since we have it listed with them.â&#x20AC;?

Chef Dustin Bowdler M/Y Bella Bri 151â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Northern Marine â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top secret.â&#x20AC;?

Capt. Michael Mattson Riggs Customer 68 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heading home back to Charleston, S.C. We can make it back in about 10 hours running about 30 knots.â&#x20AC;?

Capt Phil Taylor M/Y My Max 113â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Codecasa â&#x20AC;&#x153;We stay at Rybovich so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have far to go. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming off a busy winter, and not sure yet if we are headed to New England or the Med for summer.â&#x20AC;?

Deckhand Nico Holtzhausen M/Y Bossy Boots II 136â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Intermarine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actively for sale, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re staying put back at our dock at Sunrise Harbour Marina.â&#x20AC;?

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Deckhand Joel Atzanhoffar M/Y Thirteen 157â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christensen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re staying in Palm Beach. We just got out of LMC and will be heading to New England for the season.â&#x20AC;?

Mate Tony Pompol M/Y Sovereign 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Broward â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heading straight to Ft. Lauderdale, picking up the owner and going to Miami. We have a few charters booked in the Bahamas, also.â&#x20AC;?


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elcome to the final day of the show. Sunny skies and busy docks could make for a faster day. Plus, the show ends at 6 p.m. Photos/Tom Serio

ONE SHOT OR TWO?: Make it three, crew on M/Y Espresso, that is.

WAX ON, WAX OFF: M/Y Octopussy called in OLD RELIABLE: The friendly faces of M/Y Iroquois. dayworkers to keep her show ready.

FAMILY: Cheers from M/Y Ohana.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Took us four days but we finally got the crew of M/Y Quantum of Solace together.

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ALMOST OVER: Crew on M/Y Besilu keeps that sweet smile burning one more day.

SUPER MOON: Those special moons, like M/Y Harvest Moon, HERE COMES THE SUN: Trying to cool down on M/Y Sea Owl. With draw everyone’s attention. humidity only about 60 percent during the show, we figure it Equally stunning is her crew. must be that green hull.

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