Three old friends who like to cruise in a 28-footer.
The owner of the boat has taken it on several lengthy cruises all over the West.
He helped fix the alternator belts and remembers navigating by compass.
He fixed the inverter and the generator on the fly and sometimes slept on deck.
A primer on the powerboat rally.
What is FUBAR?
FUBAR is an all-powerboat rally that leaves from southern California and travels to La Paz, capital city of Mexico’s Baja California Sur.
What’s the history?
The biennial FUBAR began in 2007, when a Del Rey Yacht Club member organized the first event in conjunction with the California and San Diego yacht clubs. Del Rey hosted the inaugural rally in 2007, with San Diego hosting in 2009 and the Long Beach Yacht Club hosting in 2011. For more information on the 2013 event, go to fubarodyssey.com.
Who can participate?
Members of the host club have first priority, with the remaining slots open to the public. The rally is a powerboat-only event, and it’s limited to approximately 50 boats due to slip availability in some of the ports. All boats must have a minimum range of 450 miles at 8.5 knots. All boats also must pass a comprehensive safety inspection to ensure they are capable of offshore cruising. (Gary Bruntsch of Brown-Eyed Girl said you also must have a four-person crew on board, but FUBAR organizers have made an exception for the Skipjack due to her size.)