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Search: Posts Made By: DivingOtter
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,126
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

I'm a former commercial helicopter pilot with 3000 + hours. It is VERY easy to lose focus with no visual reference even with instruments especially if you only have a VFR rating. Case in point, I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: First overnight anchor ..

It's an all sand bottom. The only reason I know this 100 percent is I did all the salvage operations after Sandy via mapping and walking the bottom and side scan sonar. Leaving the keel down at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: First overnight anchor ..

I moved in closer to stay inside the ketch of the cove as is about 40 feet ASL. Other boats around me I didn't trust. The boat was made to be " beachable " so I just took myself away from other boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: First overnight anchor ..

I've been overnight before just not in a squall line at night, at anchor. I moved deeper into the cove. Since I have a swing keel and draw 12 inches with keel and rudder retracted I was able to get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By DivingOtter
First overnight anchor ..

And this is headed my way..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Rudder post leaks into cockpit

Mine has a similar setup but I can swap the rudder without hauling
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 3,683
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Arthur

I remember making a post here about a week before Sandy leveled my area ( Lavallette NJ ). A lot of people were assuming it would be a minor inconvenience but had my theories kept to myself because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Torn Main Can I Fix It?

I had a sailmaker fix my torn main 2 times inside of a week. I just opted for a new sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,074
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Max wind

Were you out today? I was out I the Barnegat bay and Toms River. Around 1100 the winds picked up to about 15 gusting to 20 knots. I was single handed on my 23 ft Santana so headed back on a partially...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: standing rigging replacement

I would hire a professional. Rigging is definitely one of those things you don't want to learn on your own. It's worth the wait. I replace my rigging every 5 years to be safe. I don't know if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Catalina 22 shrouds.

In my opinion the rigging should be replaced with the same diameter it was designed for. Messing with it could cause more headaches elsewhere. I would get all new rigging if this is the case you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Standing Rigging is really slack

Im very overcautious about my rigging. It takes me about half a dozen sail sessions until I finally get it tuned right with the Loose gauge. My biggest fear is a dis masting or catastrophic rigging...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Standing Rigging is really slack

Define suddenly.. As in you stepped the mast this year and it's slack? Or you were sailing and it became slack? Big difference..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,185
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

Here in NJ I pay 1800 and change for a 23 foot Santana
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: New gas tank leaking

Same thing happened to me. A WM 3 gallon tank as well. Yesterday I went to the boat and was tinkering with the rigging and kept smelling fuel but didn't think much of it. I went to give the motor a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Santana 22 (1974) rudder bolts

I have a 94 Santana 2023 and it sounds like the same issue I have only my deck plate is made of plastic. For now I am just going to put some epoxy to keep it from shifting but will be making a new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: What is this knot?

Clove hitch hitched to itself
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: question for swing keel sailors

I leave it 1/4 to 1/2 when coming in. I have a 24 ft with water ballast and swing keel. It's nice hauling in on narrow diameter line vs cranking a winch! I second at anchor though. I sway back and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Tom's River Bridge Height? Anyone Know?

I've lived in Toms River / Lavallette my whole life outside my Army career. Do not trust any old charts you have prior to Sandy. As for the bridge, they call it at 30 ft. My mast is 28 and every time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,185
Posted By DivingOtter
Lightning ?

Okay so my boat splashed today ( Santana 2023 ) and for the first time I'm keeping her at an actual marina vs a private slip I've had for years. Since I plan in spending a lot of time on her even if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28,417
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

Ill stick with my Kirby Morgan thank you
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Fogged over plastic panels

If its Lexan use toothpaste. The toothpaste acts as an abrasive without further scratching but will clean it up nicely. It did on my boat anyway, as well as my dive hats..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28,417
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

Dont forget if you ran out of air at 6 feet and held your breath on the way up in a panic you will most likely be in a serious world of hurt. If you dont know what im talking about look up Boyles law...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2013
Replies: 142
Views: 28,417
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

I use a ROL-AIR compressor with my company on basic jobs and a Quincy diesel for deep dives. If you are not using an oilless compressor you MUST USE MONOLEC! Monolec is one of the only approved oils...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By DivingOtter
Re: Mainsail from Hell OR am I an Old Fart?

There was actually another local guy named Dave Balent here in Lavallette who was a great guy. Had a loft with an old 1940s sewing machine, a hole cut in the floor with a board to stand on so you...
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