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About DaveK

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  1. DaveK

    1983 crappy video, Ventura Cup

    I was at Santa Barbara club a month ago for SB-KH race. Never had been and being a lake sailor it was quite interesting to me. Here's my crappy dock walk video.
  2. DaveK

    Scuba Regulators?

    We did that on Canyon Lake as well. You still live around Austin?
  3. DaveK

    Scuba Regulators?

    Now any pussy can get certified!! j/k!! I worked for a dive shop in 1977 in Dallas at the age of 16. The master diver was a Navy Seal from the Vietnam days. I just moved and filled tanks all day but helped out at the dive classes also went to the dive certifications on the Comal river in New Braunsfels TX. But the instructor was a tough guy and still has a shop in Cozumel. His name is Larry Cleghorn.
  4. DaveK

    Scuba Regulators?

    I need to buy one so why not ask here. There are 3 variables that I'm considering and one of which really doesn't matter. Maybe none of them matter. I got my open water in 1977 at he age of 15 in Naples FL. But I'm not a serious cold deep water diver. I have no desire for that shit and I really don't dive all that often. But I do want a quality regulator that at least has a balanced 1st stage. I don't think piston or diaphragm matters for me and perhaps sealed or unsealed doesn't either. I kinda think I do want sealed. But prices vary so much with these things. I did find a Mares Abyss 22 used for $200 but not sure if its balanced. I do think it's the best deal I've found so far. Anyways, thanks for any ideas!! Much appreciated!!!
  5. DaveK

    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    Really sorry for the family and to hear about this. But to possibly learn more about how to prevent this.... - Did we ever discover what brand auto inflater he had on? I've recently bought one and we normally don't use them where I sail. Mostly just dinghy vest. - Do we know if he was conscious when he went over? - If so, I wonder why he did not manually inflate. Maybe he did but the water is so cold there? What is the water temp? Sorry if it was mentioned, I did try to read most of this.
  6. DaveK

    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    Yeah we just DNF’d ourselves at around midnight. Had 20 miles to go and zero wind. Might have made 2 knts vmg and we certainly are the smallest slowest boat in our class so we thought why kill ourselves out here for another 12 hours. Still took us 5 hours to motor in. Good experience though and had a nice breeze till 8pm. A lot different from my lake racing. When we say fuk it, it takes 15 minutes to get in. The motor up in total fog was also quite interesting just using iPads to navigate.
  7. DaveK

    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    Thanks, I finally read SI's and attachment A isn't a clickable link yet.
  8. DaveK

    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    Do we have many different starts for each class? And is Multihull last? I’m not even sure when the skippers meeting is.
  9. DaveK

    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    Im staying at my sisters and she lives on top of some big ass hill in Topanga Canyon off saddle pass road. the weather got drastically stagnant and fuking hot up there today. I think I’m either gonna sleep on the boat or buddies condo since sister doesn’t have AC. But this little heat wave certainly flattened out what wind we had yesterday and I hope this isn’t what we are gonna deal with this weekend.
  10. DaveK

    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    We went out yesterday for a play sail with Timo42 and 6 other people on the Dash. It was really good to get out and see what real waves are like compared to how I sail. It was blowing 15 and with all those people onboard, we were doing 7 up and down with just jib and main only. With the kite or screecher, we should should see 12 easy. So given that we get maybe 6 hours of decent winds, we should make good progress. That island does make me wonder a bit. Good sail Timo! And nice to meet ya!!! Fun times!!
  11. DaveK

    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    Id rather have the 2nd map then the 1st one. I'm beginning to not like this Anacapa shit.
  12. DaveK

    Santa Barbara to King Habor 2018

    Thanks guys!! I bought some foulies off ebay and have plenty of other shit like spray tops, microfleece, gloves, boots and so on. I know this 24' boat is gonna be a wet ride. I'm even bringing my crewsaver auto pfd. I've gotta pack my large suitcase for all this shit and have to check it anyways for the pfd. Not gonna dick with TSA on that. Wasn't sure how much food to bring but 1 case of water and 4 cases of beer should do. What exactly am I watching for to cross this wind shadow? And not familiar with buffalo gals? A pretty pic there doesn't come to mind.
  13. DaveK

    How fast does a turtled trimaran drift?

    So what caused the capsize to begin with??
  14. I'm flying out there this Friday to hang out for a week and do the race next weekend on a friends Corsair Dash MkII. None of us on the boat have done this race so any tips about tactics, weather or what to bring would be helpful?? I'm used to my nice clear warm fresh water lakes so this will be quite a change of venue for me. Looking forward to it and hanging out around Santa Monica for a week!! I've heard there was a heat wave out there but I'm pretty used to that being from Texas.
  15. Nice Cliff!!! Now stay on that diet!!