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Forum: News Feeds   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Man dies after falling off sailboat headed to Mexico from Keys - Miami Herald

Two observations. Couples really shouldnt be going offshore without both being able to operate boat. But perhaps more important tethers need to be rigged short enough to keep you In the boat. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By oysterman23
Re: finally out of the deep freeze!

No pictures till tomorrow but got the boat squared away this morning and got out the canal about 2:30pm. We got lucky today in southeastern New York suddenly a 65-70degree day! Waters plenty cold...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-03-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,443
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

I was very skeptical to see him in such good shape. 60 days on cold fish and rainwater? Anyway it should be interesting to learn further detail. Inexperienced for sure. But he seems to have taken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,800
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

All good stuff above. Rob, I'm with you on practice. There'll be something in a days sail or an event during a cruise and Ill run it back and tease it apart to see what worked and what didnt then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,232
Posted By oysterman23
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

If chemicals repel you try thesehttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/26/bdbd3439dba5417676bd0e8b2b4b8996.jpg

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Looking for any ideas ( Diesel smell & wood )

Similar problem years ago with wood fishing boat. Bleach is really not going to cut diesel simple ammonia and water or some Dawn detergent with a modest dash of ammonia. Make it up warm and slosh it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 8,405
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Yeah...and it usually does around here. There have been few gradual springs in recent memory heat kicks in somewhat abruptly.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 8,405
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Keep your fingers crossed...I think this week is the breaker.. full week above freezing ( wow!!) ;)
Come on Ol Sol!

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Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-10-2015
Replies: 3,399
Views: 850,136
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

New York, Great South Bay. Sv
Windwitch, 1967 Morgan 24. Sailing grounds primarily east from Babylon to Smith Point.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Is it Spring Yet?

Mbianka...yup I also got ice out of the bilge..dont like having it there bit there seems always to be some accumulation from topside vents etc. But given how hammered weve been boats been good and am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Is it Spring Yet?

Second photo did not upload trying again...forecast shows highttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/09/8ea5d9beba2d939861e43f7a4af61b90.jpgh 40's for next week. Hope if it continues could venture...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By oysterman23
Is it Spring Yet?

Southern long island is having the first real thaw since Dec. Bay is opening up and thankfully the ice in our canal rotting rapidly. This picture is from friday after last snow....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By oysterman23
Midwinter Medicine

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Mounting containers to lifelines

Hi Pinay.
Don't know how others rig their lifelines for loads but realistically I avoid putting much of anything there that would catch much water..mine cannot handle more than the essential task....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,407
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I solo most of the time and love it. Sometimes it's meditation sometimes a blast to sail as fast as the boat says it can. It seems each time is different and there is always something new or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-01-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 17,856
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I use k-1 for heating my shop this is close to the Hess price near me.
Canned fuels at HD Lowes etc are always higher and are rarely a finer product. I use fair quantities of lacquer thinner and big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Minimum Draft

Indeed. And then come Oct and. Nov with high highs and veery low lows and you're stuck. And that's hopefully with no wave action. I have a shoal draft Morgan and occasionally I either plow my way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Refrigeration or AC groundfaults

Thanks for your responses. The boats us article related to ac and fresh water environments . I was very surprised the low mili amperage which can be fatal. 1/3 of what it takes to power a 60 watt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Hi Barry. Don't know if this was directed atme but I am on a private dock sprung loosely against two tall risers with fender boards. These creeks manage to stay reasonably clear most years haven't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By oysterman23
Refrigeration or AC groundfaults

I was reading BoatUS site today on preventing Electrical Shock Deaths and they alluded to the higher risk of ground faults occurring in marine ac or refrigeration setups....no explanation was given...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Hey Tom
That sounds fun! It was better today but had work to do and bagged the new main yesterday in honor of Inevitable Winter here (one must show respect to the sailing Gods) hanging out dockside...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Yea I took the new jib off three weeks ago figuring I could use the storm jib or drifter as appropriate. That drifter points pretty well in lighter wind. And if I put soft shackles on the forestay it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By oysterman23
Winter sailing in Northeast

I often keep my boat in during the winter and love the chance to steal a day when the weather breaks Today I decided what the hell warmer and sunny Dec 26th let's go! Had a few hours with some good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Journey or the Destination

Once the sails fill and the boat sets her shoulder to the swell I'm "there".

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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   11-21-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 22,016
Posted By oysterman23
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Me too!

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