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Search: Posts Made By: ottos
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 442
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: 331
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: 331
Posted By ottos
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 331
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: 918
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: 705
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: 705
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: 241
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: 72
Views: 4,140
Posted By ottos
Re: The run aground poll

Every time I sail my Hobie!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,054
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: 3,369
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: 298
Posted By ottos
Re: Disable Sailing

About Us « Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 1,639
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: 1,598
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: 10,496
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: 33
Views: 5,094
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: 977
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?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 6,435
Posted By ottos
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

Here's some insulation thoughts.... The Frugal Mariner: Insulating your boat (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By ottos
Re: Fun (cheap) Cockpit Light Project

If you are looking at sites that really get into specifics of the LEDs, look for 'color temperature'. The warm white will be about 3000*Kelvin or less. The cold bluish white is paradoxically...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By ottos
Re: Expanding foam to seal mast step cable hole?

An alternative material to the wax could be plumber's putty. You could warm it to make it pliable without melting it, an that way make it conform around the wires. It might be less messy to remove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By ottos
Re: Type IV Throwable talk

Anyone have experience with other devices like the Mustang stick, or poles, or MOM's?

(You might be interested in the FINAL REPORT 2005 CREW OVERBOARD RESCUE SYMPOSIUM...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By ottos
Re: Hiring Contractors - Are component/part prices typically higher than online?


Someone posted this article ( in another may find it pertinent.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,627
Posted By ottos
Re: WTF is this?

Sorry, still looks home-brew to me....You said the PO was an engineer....the soldering is amateurish....the plastic bag....well...:puke
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-01-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By ottos
Re: RDF on Ebay at a low price ....act fast

I forgot about aviation!!! per Wikipedia ( -

"NDBs used for aviation are standardised by ICAO Annex 10 which specifies that NDBs be operated...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-01-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By ottos
Re: RDF on Ebay at a low price ....act fast

I don't know about the other's, but the center band on the unit would be used for AM radio stations. The AM band is 540–1610 kHz (or .54MHz - 1.61 MHz)
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