Matt DI

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About Matt DI

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  • Birthday 05/28/1968

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    Charleston the one on the Atlantic
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    clean living

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  1. Matt DI

    Flying with Inflatables

    So as op I flew down to lauderdale yesterday on Delta with my pfd. Guy at check in said had to go carry on, that TSA would reject it if checked. No problem thats what I wanted to do anyway. Go through the line and the TSA agents pull my bag. Look through and say I can't bring the cartridge. I point out that the print out just under the cartridge are their rules saying its allowed, ignore me for awhile and get 2 other agents to look, all saying no. Finally a supervisor walks over and says is this a pfd? Yes I said as I explained earlier. Sup says that's OK then and says thanks for your patience. All good in the End! But for the fact irs fucking 40 degrees in Lauderdale WTF!!
  2. Matt DI

    Flying with Inflatables

    This from the Delta website today. PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES Personal Flotation Devices Though we provide life jackets to each and every passenger, you are welcome to bring your own. One self-inflating life jacket, containing no more than two small carbon dioxide cylinders plus no more than two spare cylinders, is allowed as checked or carry-on baggage.
  3. Matt DI

    Flying with Inflatables

    I know this has probably been discussed before but is there anything special you have to do to take an inflatable pfd on a commercial flight?
  4. Matt DI

    J105 tiller

    Yeah I saw the one at waterline. Was wondering if any other options were out there. Seams to be mixed reviews with Waterline.
  5. Matt DI

    J105 tiller

    So our tiller finally shit the bed yesterday. Where the best place to get a replacement???
  6. It's only fitting with that off-set companionway.....
  7. Matt DI

    Classic Lambo!

    Not really into tractors but this thing was kinda neat!
  8. Matt DI

    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    The crane vessel just pulled into Charleston. This is how they usually ship the Big Super Post Panamax Cranes.
  9. Matt DI

    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    They lift them up slightly and turn the trucks/ wheel assemblies then they ballast wait for the right tide and roll them on rails on to the pier. Once in position over the rails on the pier they rotate the wheels back and lower down onto the dock. Pretty neat evolution. Have watched them unload a couple here in Charleston off that same vessel. The ship is a piece of crap old converted tanker. It lost power in Felixstowe a couple of years back and ran into the pier made a pretty big mess
  10. Matt DI

    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    Gulf of Alaska, nasty piece of water! But got a 3rd mates job thanks to the Valdez and OPA 90
  11. Matt DI

    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    We lived in El segundo. spent a lot of time on the GTs
  12. Matt DI

    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    when was that? Making the same run with Chevron back in early mid 90s! Don't have any good photos though
  13. Matt DI

    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    If we're gonna do Windlass admiration anarchy, I will throw out this one.
  14. Matt DI

    Ro Ro Rolls Over in Georgia

    I also agree with Boston on the probable cause, except for one thing. The Golden Ray rolled over before the inbound ship got there. So there was no ship to ship interaction. Also from speaking to someone close to the incident it appears that the vessel may have lost power before they rolled over
  15. Matt DI

    Show your boat not sailing

    Here is my boat not sailing. High and dry on a mud bank just south of Charleston on the ICW. It's a tough run with 6.5ft of draft. At least the weather was nice and 2.5 hrs later we were on the move again.