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Forum: Racing   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Lazy sheet in your lap as rail meat?

From my time as a commercial fisherman: Never get into the byte of a block. If a block lets go, the line well become straight. That area it sweeps through is the byte. A cable, or a line can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,557
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

Med, I'm glad you were patient and polite. Even if she didn't deserve it, you did. It was OK to make it very clear that she was in the wrong, and it seems from your story that your did. Whether...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-12-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 15,153
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

The rule of gross tonnage is not a COLREGS term. It is a term that states a very real, and very basic truth: If a small sailboat hits, or is hit by, a large commercial vessel, the damage to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

The boat looks great in the ad. The owner sounds like he took pride in her, and the improvements sound good.

Here are some questions to look for when you see her: Look at the bilge - is it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

Great time of year for the trip. Make sure the weather window is good and be sure the boat and crew are up to the trip. Preparation is key!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,642
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, Best wishes to you and your boys. I know that the best way to honor a loved one is to live the life as they would wish for you. Sounds like your adventure is such a thing.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Salty california kid needs advice

You sound like me when I was younger. I"m 66 years old now and have spent all my life around boats. I was employed for 36 years as a school teacher, but I spent significant time employed in fishing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,836
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

Nancy,
BubbleHead and Krazz and Christian are spot on. The Atomic 4 is a great engine. I do however disagree with one point: The blower is always important. In an emergency part of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,836
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

Here's the thing. People use gas engines all the time, you just have to be (very) careful. If you like the boat, the fact that it is not diesel should not be a deal stopper. What is a deal stopper...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,497
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

The boat yard in Santa Cruz has been taken over by the Port District. It is now a DIY (or use contractors off of a supplied list) boatyard.
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