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Old 09-05-2021, 06:48 PM   #1
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Where is OC Diver

Any one know the were OC Diver disappeared to?
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Old 09-05-2021, 07:09 PM   #2
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Was wondering that just the other day. I hope that he is well. Always enjoyed his contribution.
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Old 09-05-2021, 07:29 PM   #3
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MarineTraffic shows Slow Hand in the lake Champlain area.
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:12 PM   #4
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Was wondering that myself.
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:12 AM   #5
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Where's our wandering Russian?
Hard at work on his salvaged boat?
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Old 09-06-2021, 06:21 AM   #6
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I will try and check with him later today.
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Old 09-06-2021, 07:53 AM   #7
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Ted posted interesting comments about his Slow Hand projects,I miss reading them.
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Old 09-06-2021, 08:08 AM   #8
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Greetings,
Mr. D. "...Slow Hand projects..." Indeed! I've "stolen" a couple of his modifications for my own use but I always admit stealing them from Mr. OC. Thanks Mr. OC.
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Old 09-06-2021, 08:36 AM   #9
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How about Irv too? Bigfish...Anybody heard from him?
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:24 AM   #10
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My guess is forum burnout.
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:40 AM   #11
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My guess is forum burnout.
Your probably correct... These are quality members that some of us have spent time with in person... They know their stuff and are fun to hang out with...The real deal types..
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He is alive and well, headed down yhe Hudson River...he called me after a text to him and was just south of Albany, NY.
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Old 09-06-2021, 04:39 PM   #13
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Glad to hear he is well. He just so abruptly disappeared that I thought maybe something serious had happened to him.
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:32 PM   #14
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My guess is forum burnout.
I can relate!!
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:59 PM   #15
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My guess is forum burnout.

I can relate to this too! There are some real keyboard warriors out there!
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Old 09-08-2021, 04:15 PM   #16
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Any one know the were OC Diver disappeared to?
So why did I leave?

Was very busy this winter. Sold my charter boat. My wife and I received an unsolicited offer on our Maryland home and had to clean out 25 years of living. My brothers, sister and I sold my parents home, 49 years of family treasures. Then there was planning the summer cruise. I was overwhelmed.

Then one day, one of my posts was deleted. It probably should have been, but the clean up crew left the one I was responding to. Was tired of the lack of political balance. Thought about it more, and was tired of all the non boating related crap that was becoming a large percentage of the posts (IMO). At that point, Covid had been going on for 15 months and was sucking the Oxygen out of the forum as few were cruising.

In all fairness, I was as much to blame as anyone else. It's like going to your favorite restaurant and finding out they're constantly out of your favorite entrees. So you keep ordering stuff you really aren't interested in..... because you like the restaurant. I needed to develop the discipline to get up and leave when the forum didn't have what I wanted. Thought it would be best to leave for a while and establish some new use guidelines.

Went cruising to Lake Champlain this summer and had a blast! Maybe I'll post a thread on Champlain cruising.

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Was looking up your black tank experiment the other day.
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Old 09-08-2021, 05:38 PM   #19
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Cool photos, and great to see the way the side-wheeler Ticonderoga has been preserved and made accessible. Museum ships are more educational when the whole vessel can be seen and approached, out of the water. That way children and uninitiated grownups can better grasp how ships move and navigate through the water.

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So why did I leave?


Then one day, one of my posts was deleted. It probably should have been, but the clean up crew left the one I was responding to. Was tired of the lack of political balance. Thought about it more, and was tired of all the non boating related crap that was becoming a large percentage of the posts (IMO). At that point, Covid had been going on for 15 months and was sucking the Oxygen out of the forum as few were cruising.

In all fairness, I was as much to blame as anyone else. It's like going to your favorite restaurant and finding out they're constantly out of your favorite entrees. So you keep ordering stuff you really aren't interested in..... because you like the restaurant. I needed to develop the discipline to get up and leave when the forum didn't have what I wanted. Thought it would be best to leave for a while and establish some new use guidelines.


Ted
Well said Ted. I too sort of lost interest and quit posting our cruising, really didnít seem to be much interest in our travels. As you said, more interest in non boating stuff.

Stay busy my friend and enjoy the cruising.

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