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Search: Posts Made By: ottos
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By ottos
Re: Possible Ground Problem, and Rewiring

Don't forget to clean you battery terminals ;-)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By ottos
Re: Survey Passed!

Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 09-11-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 27,385
Posted By ottos
Re: Safety Equipment for Offshore Sailing

As you wish -

Hey, where'd the link button go?????
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By ottos
Re: mystery object, anyone know what this is?

My shot in the dark is that it is a fluxgate compass.
Forum: Long Island 08-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By ottos
Re: Need help finding dock space near NY or Philly

Where do you fly to? It could make a difference....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By ottos
Re: My new web site is up and running

A little bit of Italian (?) seems to have gotten mixed in at "Classic Perry Designs - Production Boats"..... Actually looks like Latin to me, but I couldn't imagine that :confused:

"Lorem ipsum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 10,816
Posted By ottos
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

No need for bottom paint if you are dry sailing..... ;)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-05-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,045
Posted By ottos
Re: Anchoring under sail

Just don't forget to have the bitter end secured, no matter how much rode you are planning to use! :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By ottos
Re: New boat, new opportunity

If some yahoo runs into your anchored boat at night and causes himself/ his passenger grievous injury or death, do you want to go into court and try to explain that a solar yard light from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By ottos
Re: Tom's River Bridge Height? Anyone Know?

I agree wholeheartedly. A chart supplemented with the LNM and then some local knowledge. Active Captain has some interesting notes on the area.

Minne, You inspired me to review the LNM (my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By ottos
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By ottos
Re: NY Harbor area Sail Loft Recommendations?

South Amboy, NJ John Eggers Inc., Sailmakers (

Somerdale, NJ Home - Linthicum Sailmakers Inc. (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By ottos
Re: Rules of thumb

I remember a similar thread in the past.

My contribution was 'Explore on a rising tide.'
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By ottos
Re: Need a knot for...

As you can with the taut-line and rolling hitches. The real advantage of the trucker's is that it provides additional mechanical advantage when you really want to cinch something down.

I'm not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By ottos
Re: Need a knot for...

The rolling hitch is very much like the taut line hitch, but holds even better. Rolling Hitch | How to tie the Rolling Hitch and Midshipman's Hitch | Boating Knots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By ottos
Re: Seeking Skipper Charlie Phillips

Have you tried West Wight Potter Sailboat Owners Registries, and list of owners ( ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,405
Posted By ottos
Re: The run aground poll

Every time I sail my Hobie!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,243
Posted By ottos
Re: Anti Bird Spikes for Spreaders?

Are they fake droppings?

Sorry, couldn't help it....:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,578
Posted By ottos
Re: What's wrong with this pic?

There's a wake there that seems to reveal a hip tow on the starboard side, and it is turning hard to port...weight aloft could enhance the heel.

Just a thought....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By ottos
Re: Disable Sailing

About Us « Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 1,826
Posted By ottos
Re: Cold water survival

If this is true, sell the bloody thing! If you can't roll up or do a wet exit, your time on this earth is pretty limited!

My skirt has a webbing loop on the bow end. To make it really manageable...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-08-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By ottos
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

If you want the NOAA info (which is probably what the DeepZoom app uses) try this

Tidal Current Predictions - NOAA Tides & Currents (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 11,116
Posted By ottos
Re: Major problem in mexico

Sorry...late to this tangent...

My wife and I traveled to Paris in '01 (pre 9/11) and found Parisians friendly and helpful. And we were obvious tourists. I had brushed up on my high school...
Forum: herSailNet 12-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 7,048
Posted By ottos
Re: Wrapping a Steering Wheel

I debated suggesting that myself...The difficulty is that you would have to use multiple wraps. (A ship's wheel is much larger than half a handlebar.) I was able to find a bulk/continuous tape, but...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By ottos
Re: locking keel in place mandatory? Siren 17

OK...foolish question. Do any boats use the equivalent of a shear pin for the lock? Thus preventing damage from a hard grounding?
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