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Bruce T. Shark

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  • Birthday 12/14/1959

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    Martha's Vineyard
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    After Race Parties<br />Frank Mundus<br />Peter Benchly

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  1. Pearson 10 Meter

    Mom and Dad owned one brand new (traded in a 3 year Mighty Pearson 30 against it) - Tall Rig in EASTERN LI - Greenport. Loved it. Solid hull and the Atomic 4 is unbreakable and you can fix anything that breaks on it in 4 hours and for less than 100 bucks. The boats were solid hulls, and while there was a problem with the first 100 boats with the chain plates all were retrofitted by Pearson. It was on the short list before the B36.7. One thing to check is the bottom of the mast and mast step. Dan's site is still online but I don't think he is updating it, and haven't talked to him for awhile. Keel is bolted and u have a fiberglass tail on it. You will do well down in the Southern Ches Bay in the non-spin or B fleet with that boat. She loves a reach too. I talked to the guy that owned your boat, you got spinnaker gear too, draft good for around here, just add sails, or as they ads used to say: "Pearson Yachts - Instant fun - just add water" look me up and tell me you own here and I buy you a drink!
  2. Elderly fall alert services

    My mom didn't have one, but fell in the bathroom, took 2 hours for my dad to hear her yelling..she broke her leg right about the knee. Had a heart attack in rehab place 1 week later, then went to palliative care for a week and was gone..sigh..another story for another thread.. Brother bought dad one to wear on his wrist and in the shower, can self activate if he falls. The service calls me since I am only 40 mins away. We put a lock box on the outside of the house to fire/emt can come in without busting down the door. I will find out what his is..
  3. So one of the projects is to build a nice cockpit table on my 36.7, what features should I include?
  4. My personal caddyshack hell. Fukin gophers.

    Where did you get them? My freakin Brittany Springer mix can hear them little fuckers digging and you see him cock his head and suddenly dirt is flying in the back yard....cept I am tired of falling into his holes and have been unable to get my wife or dog trained enough to fill in the holes..
  5. Hey buddy how you doing?

    1. Saorsa


      I'm doing good.  Just back from 5 weeks in the UK and Norway.  Will be getting a shoulder tuneup soon.  Maybe I should have put winches on Saorsas mainsheet :)

    2. Bruce T. Shark

      Bruce T. Shark

      lol good to hear that, are you still in the tampa area? if so how did you do?


  6. What Superyacht is this from FP

    Can't you see the guys on the pushpit seats? there is a port/stbd gybe helmsman and then there is a port/starbd upwind helmsman...I just pity the poor mast man trying to get the wrinkles out of the luff of the main by hand..
  7. Musical Anarchists Thread?

    sigh...I envy you guys...I come from a musical background, but just call me spock. Grandmother: Julliard grad, concertmistress in first all woman's orchestra in the 40's, music director for Manhasset li school system Mom: won nationwide viola competition at 15, full music scholarship to Boston Univ, member chattanogaa SO, Jersey SO, her god mother was Carole King's piano teacher - Antonia Brica Me: son of a marine, played trombone, then string bass after I blew my jaw out, gave up sure 1st string bass in NJ HS Orchestra to run 6th in the quarter mile got suspended from band cause I cut a concert (where I played the music as a tuba player) to help dad sail a Pearson 424 in the cruising class (just the two of us). Played jazz bass in jazz band. I cannot feel a chord to save my life or do cord progressions, I read classical sheet music...sold electric bass and trombone still have string bass mom bought for me in the living room
  8. Beneteau First 36.7 - Where to attach jack lines

    ps - some people run a jackline from the mast to the cockpit (even under the dodger) so that would be good. we normally clip onto the jackline as it comes back to the cockpit. I also have a gpirb
  9. Beneteau First 36.7 - Where to attach jack lines

    I run my 36.7 jacklines inside the stays, jacklines are to keep crew on the boat, even snugged, outside they may have enough stretch to go over. I am putting eyes in the cockpit to run another line. The biggest thing about delivering off shore is if u don't have a brace in front of the wheel, every time you go aft, someone is going to grab the wheel. The other thing is everyone will clip the throttle at least once. I also put a lot of the luggage up in the bow v-berth for deliveries to keep from really pounding in waves on the nose. When you finish with jacklines make sure they are rinsed good in fresh water and dried. easy to pee standing behind the wheel, no need to stand up on the seats.. If you bought that boat and it has a dodger I hate you <grin>..brought mine back from Newport/Greenport in October 2014 to Virginia with 27 kts on the nose the first night along LI. I loved my AIS integrated into the chartplotter, and the autopilot is will up to the waves. Have fun!
  10. Hurricane Harvey - watch out, Texas

    Got a daughter and grandson that live in West Palm Beach, based on what Joe Bastardi is saying I have given her a 10 day heads up she may be sleeping with IRMA.
  11. Another How Could it Happen

    Yah SIDMON, thanks...they freakin cut out SWOS Basic? shit..no wonder...plus the removed SOSMRC ? wow just freakin wow...this is sorta like Ed apologizing to somebody..that is how blown away I am...
  12. Tanker hits Destoyer, how is this possible?

    I agree with Crash, not just because I lead the design team for all 4 of the prop shafts lube oil coolers (which are working great!), but as a taxpayer. As a shipyard worker I had to justify my time to the tenth of an hour..grin full disclosure, I am not under that restriction anymore. BTW as a graduate of SWOS basic - even though I graduated from the oldest Maritime College in the country, SWOS required us to use a week to go on Yard Patrol Craft (YPs) to learn about driving ships. Newport also has a bridge simulation center that we had to go thru. Once you get to the ship there is a LONG actual training and practical process as a Junior Officer of the deck and members of the navigation team so they can learn. The real power positions are the Officer of the Deck, the CIC Watch Officer (who is under the OOD when no TAO assigned). IF a TAO is assigned, then the OOD works for him as he can fire weapons for the CO. As an aside, it looks like there may be some hydronamic forces involved that may have contributed to her "loss of steering". While it is not in, you conspiracy theorists need to look at: playing chicken in the Houston ship channel (the ships actually aim towards each other to use the bow wave to push them off) and when an aircraft carrier does a full power run, while I forget the actual number, we do it in water deep enough to negate a pressure wave building up on the ocean floor to ensure we don't skid out an object the size of the Empire state building at 30 kts. Any Naval Archs here?
  13. Another US Destroyer in a collision with a commercial vessel

    I had a boss almost order us aground..I was the helm safety officer, shoal water/sandbar (Hampton Bar) was on the port, instead of saying right standard rudder, he said port standard rudder, CO was not listening but talking to the pilot who was getting ready to leave the ship, my job was to make sure the helmsman did what he was ordered, I intervened and then had my shit jumped as the conning officer (who drives the ship), repeated the wrong direction AGAIN...and didn't believe me..we called him pebble, cause he was too dumb to be a rock, but he still made it to CO I think..
  14. Tanker hits Destoyer, how is this possible?

    LOL...that is a Victor III and at the time we didn't know what the pod did on the back. He peeled the towed array sonar off a Knox Class frigate who was 200 miles off the coast of Charleston. The V III was assigned to protect the Russian ballistic missile submarine that was in the area. The sub has counter rotating 7 bladed props with a bundle of conductors the size of your thigh wrapped in the screws. When we got there, he was ballasted down by the nose and some poor seaman ivanski was trying to chop the conductors off. There were about 10-12 ft swells so ever other wave he got washed off and had to be hauled back on the sub again. After 24 hours an AGI started trying to shoulder us away from the sub (we were reallllly close, like closer to the sub than the Russian Sub rescue ship in this this picture). The sub got towed off to Cuba for repairs, we got lots of good pictures..plus our reserve unit was on board. Ohh BTW, the invasion of Grenada was going on at the same time, so I guess it was sorta important to nail down where the Russian boomers were - and btw there is a US Sub in that picture if you look hard enough....this was back in the days before the internet was on the ships, so our families didn't know where we were until this pic showed up on the front page of the NY Times...grin...look mommy that's daddys ship!
  15. Tanker hits Destoyer, how is this possible?

    Actually, the DESRON Commander should be going if both ships were under his command. Seen people fired before, sat in on courts martials, and non-judicial punishment. As for distractions, that is all BS. To be OOD was a 1 hour oral board by all the DHs after being recommended, SWO board was a 2 hour oral exam by all the Dept Heads, with the last question a kubashayu maru question, still remember it: steaming parallel to shore, merchant ship coming at you CBDR on your port side..what do you do???? I recited the litany of "proper canned responses" radio, flashing light, we are the standon vessel etc..I knew I was screwing up and stopped. The CO thanked me and sent me outside while they deliberated. When I came back in the congratulated me, asked if I had any questions - I knew I screwed up last question and asked..the CO said "I was looking for you to say, call the Captain to the Bridge" when the shit hits the fan, the CO better be on the bridge, otherwise the OOD failed and in turn the CO has failed....never forgot that..I use the same methodology here at the nuke plant. If I think I need to tell the boss I do, just by asking the question I default to the pass the info up the chain. Hope the pic comes thru, I am on the bridge wing as the tactical communicator directing flag signals to the Russians...and we didn't even hit them!