Sat, 11 Dec 1999 12:44:25 EST

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West Wight Potter Website at URL
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To Whom Might Give a Poop:

I have extended my business and now have an office and second home in
Monterey, California. My new digs are about three blocks from the boat ramp
at the wharf at Monterey! Lollipop is already there, although I have not had
time to put her in the water yet.

I am maintaining my main office and home at Incline Village on the North
shore of Lake Tahoe. I am spending the first two weeks of every month in
Monterey and the last two weeks at Lake Tahoe. Thus, during the winter I
will be able to sail and scuba for two weeks and then ski for the last two
weeks. You can see where my priorities are. Ahhh! The tough life of a

I am looking forward to boating with some of you folks who are in the
Monterey, Salinas and Carmel areas. If any of you are scuba divers as well,
I'd love to hear from you. I will be taking my dive gear down on my next
trip to Monterey, right before New Year's.

The time and effort it has taken to set this up, as well as helping a very
ill mother in Carmel, has kept me busy enough that I have not had enough time
to participate in the list, although I do read most of the posts, except the
stuff about riots in Seattle. I always knew I didn't want to live there

I do have a question: I don't know if there was ever a consensus as to
whether you have to rinse a Honda 2 out after using it in salt water. I have
never had my boat in salt water and am not at all familiar with what I am
going to have to face. It will be trailered when I'm not using it. Do I need
to run the motor in fresh water every time I use it? That sounds like a
total pain in the butt. Do I need to think about bottom paint or doing
anything to the centerboard to protect it? Will Otters eat me? They are
totally cool with those big eyes. The seals remind me of sea dogs. They
bark just like them. Any particular suggestions to sailing in waters with
lots of kelp?


P-15 Lollipop
N. Lake Tahoe, NV and
Monterey, CA