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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  1. Matt DI

    J105 rudder bearings

    Thinking about just doing the lower. Last time we had the boat out of the water, almost 2 seasons ago, there was definitely some play in the rudder. You couldn't feel it sailing but now I we're starting to get some vibration at speed and if there is anything at all on the rudder.
  2. Matt DI

    Older well known IOR Boats

    Surprised she's still alive after her tumble back on Long Island years ago. Looks super silly with a wheel!
  3. Matt DI

    J105 rudder bearings

    Looking at replacing the rudder bearings on our boat. It's a 1999 original tiller boat. A couple of questions. What are people using (I have been looking at the Jefa's)? Do I need to both the top and the bottom or can we get away with just the bottom bearing? There is definitely some play in the bottom bearing that you could se last time the boat was out of the water Thanks Ruckus USA 239
  4. Matt DI

    Meanwhile...

    Pretty sure that the logo on the sail matches the boat (Catalina 22). Must have been cut down for some reason. Maybe it usually blows 40 in Olympia!
  5. What type of boat and how tall is your rig? City Marina has the Deepest water and most chance of getting a slip. Also check out Patriots point Marina on the other side of the harbor. The Harboridge is another place to check out but limited by mast height (I think about 53-55ft but not positive). We race all year round down here ( take the month of December off) and most people keep their boats in year round. We race in August, Wednesday nights, usually some of the best racing around. You can pretty much count on a seabreeze every afternoon during the summer if there aren't any pop-up thunder storms. As far as clubs, CORA does most of the big boat racing. Yacht club wise there is Charleston Yacht club, Carolina Yacht club and James Island. All have there own quirks and there is a price range for joining but good in their own way.
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    Follow the Rules!!

    https://gcaptain.com/sailboat-operator-cited-for-rule-9-violation-after-crossing-in-front-of-tanker-near-stockton/ Gotta get you head out of the boat every once in a while!
  7. Matt DI

    What is it??

    Trovao Got it. Thought it was interesting that they had non-skid on the bottom. I guess it makes it easier to stand when your floating upside down! A couple of other shots of her being lifted to the water.
  8. Matt DI

    What is it??

    Close. Just arrived USEC from China
  9. Matt DI

    What is it??

    This may be too easy but thought it was cool.
  10. Matt DI

    Large Tankers off West Coast

    Correct about the storage thing. Also San Francisco Bay gets plenty of tanker traffic. Chevron has one of their biggest Refineries there. Check out Richmond Long Wharf
  11. Matt DI

    Schitt's Creek ??

    Just keep watching one of the best comedy series out there. Was a little upset at the finale!
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    Random PicThread

  13. 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!!
  14. 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.
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    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?