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Hike, Bitches!

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About Hike, Bitches!

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  • Birthday 07/07/1971

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    Solomons, MD
  • Interests
    Racing & Cruising
    I cruise my 4KSB C-30
    & race on OPBs

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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Yeah..i am just sailing along and trying not smash into solid bits. Do we have an SA group or anything? I only see myself tooling around the Med in 15,xxx place.
  2. Asym's on boats designed for symetrical kites

    Ish, you and your damn avatars!!!
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    +1, Thanks YM.
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    This sounds complicated...I guess I need to figure out the 'cards' and cost. Like others, I don't mind spending a few $$ to pay the web site people's salaries, but I am not spending $100..
  5. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Thanks for the threadjack, Gigi...now, show us your tits in my thread!! Let's hope you were not born in 1943~!~!~!!!
  6. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Understood on all fronts..maybe snap a pic of the anchor roller when it is convenient. I ditched the tractor lights on the spreaders for the deck light that is in the integrated AquaSignal steaming/deck combo, but that doesn't mean that works for you too. Good to see the boat sailing! P.S.> I passed S2 7.9 details on to the interested parties. Will follow up if needed.
  7. HB's 'new' boat thread

    NICE!!!!!! You might be missing a sail though..the one that goes on the solid bits maybe. I know...baby steps! P.S.> What anchor roller you got??? I am thinking about one to double as an asym kite anchor point.
  8. Show your boat sailing thread

    Grrr...looking good...go the 4KSB!
  9. Asym's on boats designed for symetrical kites

    Is anybody worried about (or is it an issue??) with storing a nylon kite on a top down furler? Is there any distortion? Is it any worse than spinning a headsail around the headstay for extended periods? I am ready to ditch my sym kite on my 4KSB (and pole and all the associated lines and hardware), and I am thinking about maybe an anchor roller a foot or so in front of the stem as a tack point for an asym. I have lots of plans, I need my sugar-momma to start writing some damn checks!
  10. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ooops..just to clarify..I added an erroneous digit in my last post..I am running this - CM30. http://www.spxflow.com/en/johnson-pump-marine/pd-mp-marine-circulation-pumps-cm10-cm30-cm90/ In theory, it is zero maintenance, as opposed to an impeller every few hundred hours on a mechanical pump..I'll replace this at $150 maybe every 6-700 hours maybe??, and keep the old one as a spare...it draws something like 2.5 amps, so I have piggy backed it on my Atomic4's ignition circuit wired with 12 gauge wire. If it does fail, some simple hose rerouting will allow me go back to raw water cooled to get home and get another pump.
  11. Show your boat sailing thread

    I don't have very many, but, I had someone take a pic of our 4KSB this summer while sailing!! I'd like to say we were hard on the wind, but the working jib position tells otherwise...we had a pesky channel marker we had to crack off to get around on our way in to Solomons after a great daysail with unusual northerly winds in summer. Go the hanks!
  12. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Nice, Ajax..everything I've heard about diesels is you want to be able to achieve 100 RPM or so 'below' the engine's rated WOT with your prop, so it sounds like you are there..I'd like to find a Martec some day..all the feathering shit is way over priced for my 4KSB. I could probably settle for a 12 x 6..but I might ask for a 12 x 5 Martec if I ordered one since my prop would be spinning the same speed as the engine..2,000+ RPM...or maybe ask them to shave the diameter down to 11". re: FW circulating pumps..I am running a Johnson CM-130 electric pump on my antifreeze side. It runs on my 12v ignition circuit. I have a couple hundred hours on it with ZERO problems...it is rated to about 210°F, but I would shut the motor down if it gets to 200°F anyway, and it has never gotten hotter than about 185°F, even working hard in the middle of summer when the Bay temps are 85°F+. At 200°F, I have a blockage or something I need to be dealing with on the raw water side.
  13. Yep - She's up for sail right now for $16k.

    It has a brand new paint job.  That includes the hull, deck, mast and boom.  Sprayed awlgrip.  Refer to my Catalina pictures on your thread for reference.  Excellent condition racing Doyle D4 kevlar genoa and main and an excellent condition spinnaker.  Very fast 100% mylar blade.  An older spinnaker, along with a brand new dacron main and another in good condition, and probably a dozen other used sails that are fine for cruising.  Toilet with pump-out attachment on the deck (which most S2's don't have).  Built in battery charger and shore-power hookout, and a couple 120 AC outlets in the interior.  Sailcomp magnetic compass and 2 spare gyro-compasses.  Brand new airmar boat speed paddle wheel and B&G multifunction display.  Minimum weight rudder (52 lbs), maximum weight daggerboard, and minimum weight hull.  Racing in nationals requires lead corrector weights (which I have) because it's the lightest 7.9 in the fleet.  6 horse Johnson outboard with long shaft, and a new outboard system on the back.  Cascade backstay (rather than pinch) with a melges 24 flicker batten so it clears the mainsail roach.  Custom trailer that was single-dip galvanized, with new electric brakes installed 3 years ago and an emergency disconnect battery.  Windows were rebedding 4 years ago with black 3M 4200.  6:1 / 3:1 double ended mainsheet, continuous harken traveler, solid vang.  The only problem I'm aware of with the boat is that the lexan cover for the dagger board has small cracks around the screw holes because I overtightened it.  That's a $80 fix.  No name has ever been painted on the hull, so it truly is turn key and ready to go.  Never done worse than 3rd in a race in the time I've owned it.

    Sure wish I could keep it - I had just finished getting it 'perfect'.  But it's just not big enough for a family of five and two dogs.

    1. Hike, Bitches!

      Hike, Bitches!

      Thanks, I will pass along this data. A trailer is key since my buddy that is thinking about an S2 7.9 is in the mid-Atlantic. 

      The short story is if you have ever heard me bitch about racing on a Colgate 26 that rates 159 in PHRF and we get beat scratch in a blow by S2's all over the Chesapeake that rate 171, you'll know why my buddy is thinking about one. In light air, we can usually own the S-2's, but there are very few other Colgate's that sail well over here, so he is considering an S2 so we can all be playing with the same deck of cards...we have two S2's in the club, and no other Colgate's. The Colgate is a fun boat, but if I was writing the checks, I might want more boats like mine on the starting line.

      Thank you for the details on the S2.

      Shawn (HB)

  14. HB's 'new' boat thread

    I have chatted with the Beta guys at the Boat Show in Naptown. They seem like nice guys, but they certainly are interested in selling their product. The 11HP Universal 5411(M-15) diesel that originally replaced the Atomic4 is totally inadequate for a tubby C-30. Hell, until we've started to experiment 40 years later how to get the RPM's and HP output up on a direct drive Atomic 4 with proper timing and smaller props, the A-4 wasn't really an adequate motor either. The M-25's jammed in later boats were never designed to be stuffed into the dinette/galley area, but they have enough HP, and I assume a reduction drive for the prop. Just like power boats, displacement boats need fine tuning on the props. I am in discussions with some guys in California that are down to 2-blade 10" diameter props getting more RPM's than me with plenty of engine thrust on their A-4's. The biggest issue has been the margin of error in Universal's guide using their flywheel roll pin as a timing guide, which allows several degrees of error, at best. We are developing some more precise timing ideas that seem to be working. Back to diesels, all of my diesel friends have said you should be propped such that you can get to within 50-100 RPM of max RPM on the diesel at WOT. Cruise RPM varies accordingly to your desired fuel consumption and cruise speed... Ajax, your motor should run forever..if not already, it needs antifreeze cooling (FWC), so the sacrificial part every ten years or so is the $400 heat exchanger, not the engine block/manifold, etc. sidebar - Grrr.... Do you still have the S2 7.9? I am not selling my 4KSB, but may have someone interested in an S2 7.9. Send me a PM with all the details you choose to provide.
  15. Charter in Grenada

    Which iSUP did you get? I have an iRocker "Cruiser", and have been pretty happy with it for an all-around/stable/easy-even-after-a-few-drinks SUP.