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The barren Midriff Islands about ½ way up the Sea of Cortez have been calling to me for years and Extra Action seemed the perfect "cruising" boat to go and check them out. The plan was the two of us to drop the boat to the launch ramp in Bahia de Los Angles and go for a week of tee shirt floating while others were enjoying their turkey indoors.
Hull #127 was built in 1986 and finally received a deck five years later. She was meticulously put together by hell man and wonderful human, Garsky (Gary Tracy). Garsky was a downhill speed record skateboarder, high speed water-skier, and one of the finest graduates from the Santa Cruz fiberglass university. We had the luck of purchasing Garsky's Bruzer just before he signed off about five years ago. With the hard work of my wife Christa, Wes Watts and the boys at Elkhorn composites she is back. Still the best feature of the boat is Garsky's flush molded beer holders (port and starboard).
I grew up sailing in San Diego bay, quickly becoming acquainted with racing. After dinghies, I started sailing 29ers, 49ers, and eventually 18 ft. skiffs. I was lucky enough to race these machines in the bay area frequently throughout high school, and fell in love with the sailing scene up there. I moved to Santa Cruz to attend college, and that's when I first became aware of the Moore 24's awesomeness and legacy.