Hike, Bitches!

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About Hike, Bitches!

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  • Birthday 07/07/1971

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    Solomons, MD
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    I cruise my 4KSB Cat30 & race on OPBs
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  1. Hike, Bitches!

    Off Center Harbor offer

    Hmmmm.....lobster, eh ?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    dylan, there has been a long discussion over on the main SA forum with these two.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    HAHAHAHAHA!! LOL. :thumbsup:
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    i guess no potable water other than a case of Evian.??
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    hmnmm...no rutters yet? Saw the check engine light on the Prius too going to Hampton. Do people really just drive and ignore that stuff? And it will be getting cold, even in Elizabeth City in a couple days. They'll probably just plug in a space heater. Train wreck, indeed.
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    talk to me about the tartan 30

    You have to hold the lever when in reverse..you are putting pressure on the brake band which reverses the shaft (basically you are leaning the lever against that spring in the video.) it should whine like hell. If it is still not spinning backwards, there are adjustments you can make. This can all be checked at idle..it is not necessary for it to be all wound up.
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    talk to me about the tartan 30

    FH, you can always talk to West System and get their recommendations. SA-er epoxymoron is a West employee if I recall correctly. I have only used G-Flex a little bit and initially I agree with Crash...it is flexible..maybe better adhesive qualities as opposed to an epoxy repair where you want some structural filler. As mentioned earlier, I did not scarf, but clamped (ultimately bolted together) some solid 1/2" teak into some rotting teak faced ply bulkhead with West and 406 & 403 (if I remember) and it is still holding 10+ years later, which if it existed, i did not know about G-Flex back then. To contradict myself a bit, we just built a 4 sided Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe mast with G-flex. I was just a helper and followed instructions. You can't bitch too much about the videography...the dude seemed to know his stuff on the A-4 vid. Nice work.
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    Screwpile Back for 2020

    Bump. As an SMSA member, this sounds good to me. There are always compromises..this one only really requires the kids to miss one day of school if you really race with your kids in September, And as FC said, Z's pool was still open the 3rd week of Sept in 2019!
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    Fucking TeamWork Video

    KD, sweet new (to you) boat. Did lotsa miles on V-40 in my youth. Go the KeelDragger!
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    talk to me about the tartan 30

    There is no "reverse" on a A4 gear box. There is a friction brake band..you must hold pressure on the shift lever in reverse, and it will whine like hell..this is normal..the brake band holds the planetary gears stationary (I think) which allows the sun gear and shaft to rotate the opposite direction giving you "reverse". Forward should "click" into what everyone calls the detent, which is the fingers slipping over the bottom lip of a cone in the housing and locking all the clutch plates together for 1:1 drive ratio. - kinda like those little mechanical fingers grabbing a screw head down in the bilge. I went back thru the thread..looks like typical 40+ year old rot from getting wet. Nothing that can't be fixed with a little epoxy, some 1/2" marine ply and some ingenuity. crash - that sounds about right on ratings. I think my StepDad's boat is 168, and the T-30's would be 174-180. Over here you can get additional credits for roller furling, & fixed props too.
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    talk to me about the tartan 30

    That usually means at some point the A-4 did not run. Why someone would spend $2k on an outboard when you can rebuild that engine for much less...I'll never know. FH, Did you join the Moyer forum yet? Me and Wristy chat over there all the time. I did not know shit about A4's when I got my boat. As for the bulkheads, show us some more pics. I repaired one by sistering a piece of teak around were the chainplate was, and got longer bolts..The other side I eventually replaced, because I could cut it with one 4x8 sheet. Later on, I also added jock straps on my C-30 to anchor the chainplates to the thru bolts in the settees, essentially eliminating the need for the bulkheads from a structural standpoint. BTW - Did lots of racing on a T-3000...just an updated version of the T-30..slightly more modern foils, Tartan moved the engine (and made it a diesel) under the steps, and added an extra set of spreaders...but I think the actual rig dimensions were unchanged. Great boat. We sailed the shit out of ours with a few pickle dishes to show for it as well. Might need a 155% genoa for racing though.
  12. Hike, Bitches!

    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    Wow, cool picture too..good job getting her back to the mainland!
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    Radio controlled sailing

    Thanks, Marc...I am about 90 minutes from D.C.
  14. Hike, Bitches!

    1000 Daze at Sea

    Go the Cone. This boat came to the Chesapeake Bay and did Gov Cup. I sat in the boat and saw the porn..it was epic.
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    J 88 North Americans

    Why would anyone want to race in a class of whiners that are red flag happy? I raced against Espo for years, and I do not recall us having one protest..settle that shit on the water!