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In Topic: Otra Vez Wins!!!

10 August 2014 - 02:33 AM

After months of design effort, Otra Vez has received a critical modification.....


In Topic: NYYC Race Week at Newport

15 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

Otra Vez will be there in full force....

Let's hope for some wind!!!

Bill

Otra Vez will be there in full force....

Let's hope for some wind!!!

Bill

In Topic: Ker 43 Ptarmigan

02 June 2014 - 07:20 AM

Just a quick update...

 

Otra Vez is in Newport getting ready for the 160th Annual Regatta.  She is based out of the Hinckley yard for the season and we are tackling quite a list of maintenance items.

 

The bobstay was due for  change and I am glad we did, the pin on the hull side of the stay had a nice crack and wouldn't have lasted much longer.  We are building quite a list of "things that should be changed annually" and the bobstay pins will be added to it.

 

The keel has been on since Key West and after the upwind bashing in St Barths a torque check was in order.  We are lucky in that we have all the equipment to do this in a calibrated and professional fashion.  In the end every bolt needed at least 1/8 of a turn to get back to the specified torque values.

 

The vang is getting a re-designed sheave box at the mast base and the carbon fabrication should start today.

 

Rgds,

 

Bill

 

 


In Topic: Career Change Advice

25 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

Oil & Gas Service Companies....they are hiring ex-military in droves.  Can be hard work, but the pay is excellent.

 

Send your resume to:

 

Drilling Contractors (tell them you want to be trained as a driller):

 

Rowan Inc.

Transocean Inc.

Ensco

H&P

Nabors Drilling

 

Service Companies (tell them you want to be trained as a frac supervisor):

 

Schlumberger

Halliburton

Baker Hughes

Frac Tech

C&J Energy Services

Weatherford

Pride/UTI

Universal

 

Its not to hard to make 100k a year if you have a good attitude and work hard.